Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
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Hi, just a few pics of my Cannondale build up
Started with the bike I picked up from evil bay
Stripped it when it got home
Decided on Phantom black for the forks and stem
And Ultimate Green for the frame
The proud painter
Part assembled with the original 105 groupset
Then I stumbled on a Tiagra groupset 9 speed on allclassifieds for a bargain
Giant stem painted
SRAM 8 from a 9 on a 126mm hub
BBB speed bar with cannondale cork tape
Drivers side crank
Hopefully this in the right place (20 plus years young!!!)
Cheers Tony... It's quite easy... All done with pressure packs (rattle cans).. Lay down the base color, the lay down the pearl over the base once this is done lightly sand back with 600 then lay on 5 ~ 6 light coats of clear.
I googled the paint code for the Ford RS color then I went into my local auto paint store and they made up the two tins (I had some clear at home)... While I was in the store they had a specials bin with a tin of the phantom black in which I also bought for forks and stem
This is the original crank I painted before I purchased the Tiagra groupset
Frame - Cannondale 3.0 SC 600 feb 91 build 60cm (orig full 105 groupset)
Forks - Cannondale
Wheels - F - Araya rim with 105 hub R - rim with 105 (126mm) hub running SRAM 9 speed cassette with 8 sprockets
Headset - 105
Stem - quill stem adapt w Giant stem, BBB speedbar and Cannondale logo cork tape
brakes - Tiagra
Seat - Tioga
FD - 105 braze on
RD - Tiagra
Brifters - 9 speed Tiagra with 1st locked out on Rd
Cables - shimano & jagwire l3
Stickers - evilbay special (best I could find to suit this model)
pedals - VP SPD
Some interesting things about it... Don't break the cable guides!!! Very hard to find.. Also my frame has a rear dropout spacing at 128mm
Boy, didn't she scrub up nicely Always was a fan of the smooth welds on the US built 'Dales.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
awesome awesome job, also a very big fan of these dales. I believe this model was also one of the higher end crit models back in the day.
still kicking myself for letting one go in my size for wayyy too cheap
Thanks for the great comments... In the sun the paint looks awesome... And the ride is nice and smooth (been riding just on my street as I was waiting for my SPD shoes to show up - finally showed up today!!) Since I posted the orig pics I landed some Felt rims which I put on so I now have 18 gears and the 105s on Arayas have been donated to the Pace bike... I have the Syntace bars which are now phantom black but I am still tossing up if I should put them on...
Bit of an update for the Dale
It now runs
Shimano 105 5600 levers with white HUDZ
105 braze on FD
Ultegra crankset and BB
105 10sp cassette
Cannondale C2 seat post and White Selle XO seat
Hope you enjoy...
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