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Old 02-10-21, 12:24 AM
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Since post number 7602, I’ve had the Moots modified and refurbished. New decals and the frame, seatpost, stem and handlebars bead blasted.





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Old 02-10-21, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Wilbur76 View Post
My current stable. Pink 1987 Cannondale SM800 is my most recent purchase. Thinking about converting to BMX bars since the frame is on the small side.
When I saw that pink cdale, my first thought was "oh yeah. I'd make that a single speed bmx 26er." That thing is awesome--nice find.
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Originally Posted by rhender View Post
When I saw that pink cdale, my first thought was "oh yeah. I'd make that a single speed bmx 26er." That thing is awesome--nice find.
Thanks. 24” wheels so even more like a BMX. Could just drop the FD and run the 5 speed for now while I look for a rear wheel with coaster brakes. End goal is to ditch those heavy (albeit classic) roller cam brakes so no cable runs at all.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
Since post number 7602, I’ve had the Moots modified and refurbished. New decals and the frame, seatpost, stem and handlebars bead blasted.
What made you decide to go green?
I had no idea MOOTS has so many decal options. I really like the Stanley option.
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Old 02-11-21, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by bOsscO View Post
What made you decide to go green?
I had no idea MOOTS has so many decal options. I really like the Stanley option.
I wanted white. It would go with the green stuff I have on the bike better. The green decals went with my color scheme. Moots didn’t do the refurbishment on the bike. Dean did it for cheaper than Moots would.

That gorgeous “Stanley” finish, by the way, costs $1450. I only paid $900 for the frame used. I paid $400 for the additional fittings and bead blast. Decals were probably overpriced at $40. I think I’d have to find somewhere else to live if I paid $1450 for fancy decals.
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Old 02-11-21, 04:26 AM
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Peugeot express alpin 1987-1988

Peugeot anjou 1987/88


Peugeot express 1987/88


Peugeot fun 1987


Peugeot cougar 1987/88 24 pouces
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Old 02-11-21, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by fishboat View Post
I see a lot of C-dale's around and many of them are really interesting, but the head shock always raises questions for me. Are they readily serviceable? Are parts scarce? Are they very pricey to service? Are there years where they are basically on their own with no parts..etc..or are the same parts used in many/all the head shocks? Is a replacement rigid fork an option? ..very nice ride btw..
My fork needed servicing and the boot was torn. I replaced the boot myself; was no fun, and requires a lot of expensive tools due to the press in headset.

I didn't even try sourcing the parts, as the fork requires special tools as well. Mendon Cyclesmith is who fixed mine up. For me, it was a cheap 1 day ship each way and two day turnaround for a very fair price. The hard part was finding a box to ship it.

Once the fork is working, its a very unique ride due to the stiffness of the fork. One can replace the fork with a rigid, but the bearings will need an expensive reducer, and the length is non-standard. Replacing the fork would decouple a pairing that was meant to work together organically and would ruin the soul of the bike IMO.
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Originally Posted by DorkDisk View Post
Once the fork is working, its a very unique ride due to the stiffness of the fork. One can replace the fork with a rigid, but the bearings will need an expensive reducer, and the length is non-standard. Replacing the fork would decouple a pairing that was meant to work together organically and would ruin the soul of the bike IMO.
Good ol' Cannondale and their love of proprietary parts.
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Old 02-12-21, 11:23 PM
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20210212_141447 by Luan Pham, on Flickr

Just picked this up today for 45 bucks! It seems to be in decent shape, has most of the original bits too. Not a big fan of the way the fork feels to say the least. Any recommendations for a rigid replacement fork? Axle to crown measures something like 410mm I think.
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Old 02-13-21, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bOsscO View Post
Good ol' Cannondale and their love of proprietary parts.
Ya, that's the downside. I really like some their mtn bike-type designs and appearance/capability..looking at older bikes, it looks they were really trying to be quite innovative compared to what other mfgs were offering at the time..but..unique designs and a lack of spare parts =...sigh.
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Old 02-13-21, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by DorkDisk View Post
My fork needed servicing and the boot was torn. I replaced the boot myself; was no fun, and requires a lot of expensive tools due to the press in headset.

I didn't even try sourcing the parts, as the fork requires special tools as well. Mendon Cyclesmith is who fixed mine up. For me, it was a cheap 1 day ship each way and two day turnaround for a very fair price. The hard part was finding a box to ship it.

Once the fork is working, its a very unique ride due to the stiffness of the fork. One can replace the fork with a rigid, but the bearings will need an expensive reducer, and the length is non-standard. Replacing the fork would decouple a pairing that was meant to work together organically and would ruin the soul of the bike IMO.
Thanks DD..good info. I'll take a look at Mendon..maybe call them and ask them what the status is today and in the future with repair of headshoks. If I were to have one fixed..I'd probably be good forever as I have a number of bikes..a C'dale would only see occasional use.
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Here are a couple of my latest projects, a '95 S-Works RockHopper that I've had over 20 years. I had a bad accident on it end of 2016 which almost ended my riding days. Hung it on the wall and forgot about it for a few years, then decided to throw some bits on it and resurrect it. The RM Stratos is an '89 with mostly period correct parts.
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Old 02-15-21, 08:49 AM
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20210212_141447 by Luan Pham, on Flickr

Just picked this up today for 45 bucks! It seems to be in decent shape, has most of the original bits too. Not a big fan of the way the fork feels to say the least. Any recommendations for a rigid replacement fork? Axle to crown measures something like 410mm I think.
Look on the bay of E for Carver forks. Or you could go to bikeman.com, they've got a straight bladed 1-1/8" 26" wheel Carver branded cantilever brake fork that is quite reasonably priced. I have one on my Fishlips Toxic Tuna and it is a very nice fork, especially considering the price...
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Look on the bay of E for Carver forks. Or you could go to bikeman.com, they've got a straight bladed 1-1/8" 26" wheel Carver branded cantilever brake fork that is quite reasonably priced. I have one on my Fishlips Toxic Tuna and it is a very nice fork, especially considering the price...

Thank you! That seems like the ticket, available in 410mm right on the money too. Most other options I was seeing were down in the 390's or up in the +440's, not that those would have been terrible, but its nice to kind of stick to stockish. And the strait blades will match the original look a little better too. Well I guess its worth removing the fork now and verifying all the measurements. Thanks again!
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1985 Schwinn Cimarron decals

The nice people over at Velocals honored my request and are now stocking "85 Cim decals! Check it out!

https://velocals.com/schwinn-cimarron-decal-set/
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1993 Cannondale M800 BOTE

Just Finished this build and posted in vintage, think I'll also post in MTBs. Just love this bike!! See before & after:

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Where were these Peugeots all manufactured? I wonder if there's any other bike company that manufacturers a product that looks so different from it's other models? Those have more similar design styles to my 1985 road bike compared to my 1999 Peugeot Dune, made in Canada.

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Fishlips Cycles Toxic Tuna circa 1992/1993. Needs some tweaks and a chain, but... getting there!
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Great shot, as always. Am I seeing snow and surfers? That's dedicated...
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Great shot, as always. Am I seeing snow and surfers? That's dedicated...
"Dedicated" is one term for it.
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Suntour xc pro.


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Suntour xc pro.


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Early dualies scare me, this one included.
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What are those crazy pre-cast concrete breakwater!?!
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What are those crazy pre-cast concrete breakwater!?!
If I understand your question, yes, they are.
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