1999 cannondale Martyn Ashton signature full restoration.

Luke26mhz

Retro Guru
Today has got me feeling like the
little boy i was back in 1999.

Finally I have my fully restored cannondale martyn Ashton signature frame set 1/500.
This has been one of the hardest projects I have undertaken. But it looks factory fresh again.

A shout out to the people who helped me get it looking factory again.
G one - graphic design
Badger - welding
Gil @retrodecals - for all his hard work getting the decals made.
Joshua @bristol.bicycle.restorations for the
incredible paint job.

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Time to get this built up and ridden.
 

krtek

Dirt Disciple
Why did I find this thread before you finished? This is like watching ongoing tv show now — waiting for next episode becoming torture.
 

Luke26mhz

Retro Guru
another update!

NOS fsa yellow orbit fitted!

The sticker hasn’t lifted, it’s a shadow making it look like it has.

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Also ran into a slight problem. 185mm steerer fatty r forks are a bit short!

Good job I have a spare set with 200mm steerer. More money on paint and decals, again! Doh!

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Luke26mhz

Retro Guru
I’ll take the fatties off your hands if it helps with the pain

I might let them go Pete…..

Wow, it keeps getting better and better. Is it possible to have the steerer extended by a welder to save yourself some hassle?

Thank you. For what it’s worth, it’s just probably easier to get my spare pair of forks with longer steerer painted up. Someone I know had their steerer extended and it cost them £75!
 

Luke26mhz

Retro Guru
A little preview of my wheels!

A big thanks to James @ my LBS for getting these done so quickly.

Can’t wait to pick them up.

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Luke26mhz

Retro Guru
Got the wheels for the Ashton fully finished yesterday.

One of the skewers needs re anodising at some point where I snapped the skewer in the clamp, not really noticeable, but my ocd will haunt me. These skewers used to be black.

The rear cassette was caked and I mean caked in oil & grime, I have bought it back to new! Wish I would have taken before and after pictures. I do have a nos one with the same ratio but it was 9 speed, but this bike will run 8 speed.

Seriously happy with how these look! The 13 year old me back in 99 couldn’t afford these, neither can I today. I had to rob a bank to build these 🤣

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