1991 Cannondale SM800.. finally complete, no more tinkerin'!

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I feel your pain brother... it looked a minter! I used to stare longingly at the SE2000 in the 1991 catalogue and if a good one comes up for sale I'll be all over it like a rash!
 

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Gave the frame a final clean today and its now ready for the build :D ... Still waiting for the XT BB to arrive and I need to get polishing the cranks. So here it is.. still wet! I still can't believe the condition of the Beast; can't wait to get it fully built :cool:

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Two American aluminium lightweights come together :cool:
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Thanks for looking.. more updates soon!
 

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i like it a lot. those early cannondales were iconic
 

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I looked at buying that but I think it would have been too big for me. I need an 18" I think in the BOTE sizing guide. Maybe one day..... :-(

Yours looks fantastic BTW, def a keeper!!
 

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Rob Atkin":kjpc8u8d said:
I looked at buying that but I think it would have been too big for me. I need an 18" I think in the BOTE sizing guide. Maybe one day..... :-(

Yours looks fantastic BTW, def a keeper!!

Rob.. how tall are you? I'm 6ft 4" and I could comfortably ride the next size up from this; so a 20" will also suit someone a good few inches shorter than me. I say that because I'll be selling the frame and fork of my retired SM800 in my sig below.
 

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Yup an 18" would be better suited mate. They do crop up every now and then normally in the guise of the later M800 with the bigger headtube.
 

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Re: 1991 Cannondale SM800.. My Unicorn! [more pics]

So nice 'dale
I love it in this color (existed in metallic green with gold too) :cool:
(What a pity that Sella Italia used these ugly high rails on their flite… :? )
 

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Nice duo!
Glad you could find your unicorn so soon.
That is a minty example you’ve got there.
Congrats!
 

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24pouces":3rk7wsmp said:
So nice 'dale
I love it in this color (existed in metallic green with gold too) :cool:
(What a pity that Sella Italia used these ugly high rails on their flite… :? )

I remember the green one.. it was called Jade green and it was a lovely rich metallic green. Haven't seen one in that colour since buying my original 22 yrs ago. Re: the Flite.. I was thinking of ditching it for a Turbo or I might keep it until a minty Vetta Gel comes up.. personally never been a fan of the Flite but its been knocking around in the garage for ages so I thought I'd put it to use.
 
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