1991 Cannondale 3.0 (13.6lbs)

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cdale53
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by cdale53

So I thought it was time to finnish last year's winter project. I wanted to find a vintage frame that was stiff for climbing but was not in any way expensive. I found this almost NOS full stock original Cannondale 3.0 on ebay from first owner. After a small bid war I got it for just $530. At first I dint know what to do with it because it clearly hung out in storage for 19 years and the original shimano 600 and cinelli parts......spotless! Well I eventually decided to go with my budget weight weenie plan and put all the sweet parts on another bike and started the madness!


Frame--------------1991 3.0 Aluminum 56cm 1455gr
Fork---------------- Easton EC90SL 1inch (Tuned plug and cap)
Headset------------ Chris King nothreadset 1
Stem---------------- Alpha Q prolite 120 TI bolts 118gr
Handlebar----------- Zipp SL 42
Crankset------------ Kcnc K-type RD2 Compact with scandium bottom bracket 652gr
Pedals--------------- Xpedo Thrust mag/Ti 196gr
Seat Post------------ Kcnc ti proe lite (cut with carbon bottom clamp) 117gr
Saddle--------------- full carbon Meark (sanded off lacquer)
Brake Levers-------- Modolo (tuned) 210gr
Shift Levers---------- Dura-Ace 7900 SIS (cut)
Brakes----------------- Origin8 Pro Force Torq-Lite II 204gr
Cables/House--------- Jagwire/Alligator Ilink
Rear Derailleur-------- Dura-Ace 7900 (Tuned with hand drill and Ti parts) 148gr
Front Derailleur------- Dura-Ace 7900 (Tuned with hand drill) 52gr
Chain------------------- YBN 220gr (will be getting a KMC)
Cassette---------------- Recon 11-25 98gr
Tires-------------------- Tufo S3 pro 390gr
Wheels----------------- Velomax hubs KOM rims 1130gr
Skewers---------------- Titanium bolts 42gr
Rim Tape-------------- Tufo ex
Bar Tape--------------- cotton
Bottle Cage------------ carbon (drilled/nylon bolts)

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kgt
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by kgt

:no1:

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by ratfink

Excellent display of ingenuity! :D

How does it ride?
Mr.Gib wrote:I think this is where you are making a mistake. If it was my money I'd be looking for a frame that climbs like a scalded baby monkey on amphetamines. A goat on steroids will just not be as fast uphill.


cdale53
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by cdale53

Finished it yesterday and it snowed today :cry:

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by majklnajt

kgt wrote::no1:


+1

Man, you sure got taste and ideas :thumbup:



Not critisizing!!!
I just cant get used to those zero setback seatposts... :noidea:
Are you planning to strip of the Easton decal too? ;)
How about a Tune Concorde sadlle?

cdale53
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by cdale53

im with you on to post but its more of a fit thing and believe it or not I have been thinking about stripping the fork of its ugliness

$300 concorde + my fat ass = :cry: love the saddle though

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by majklnajt

Yeah, I know its about fitting...

Clean in the fork in the photoshop first.... I know you will like it :D

Tune KOM Vor...? Its cheaper :D

threadless1430
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by threadless1430

Very interesting work. I had a similar C-dale a couple years ago, and I thought it had potential for lightweight build. Instead of cutting the ends of the dt shifters, I would've drilled out the rear. I did this on a set of 105 shifters with good result.

Oh, and don't forget to break of the pin on that chain. :D I noticed it in the rear der. pic; though you did mention that it will be replaced, so maybe it was just a mockup.

Thanks for this, now I want to find another old C-dale frame.

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by quattrings

That bike is seriously badass! 8)
I really like these headtube logo's.
The drillium is very nicely done. I've done a seatpost recently and it's not easy drilling by hand let me tell you. :P
The ilinks are the only thing not really contributing to the aesthetics. Gold is too bling in my opinion.

cdale53
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by cdale53

threadless1430

Yeah I did drill the shifters at frst but unforchantly I did it a bit uneven with the hand drill so Im thinking of getting new ones and giving it another go.

As far as the chain goes I took it off another bike and was going to use it despite the fact that I had cut it way too short but when I was putting it together i was not paying full attention and used a 7 speed pin.....oops :roll:

Thanks for all the complements guys!

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grid256
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by grid256

Love it! I agree, removing the logos from the fork will clean things up a bit.

Are the Ti bolts on the stem stock? That's pretty light for a 120mm alum stem.

cdale53
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by cdale53

The bolts for the stem are not stock but the stem will only cost you $20 on ebay!!! hvent found it over $40 anywhere. With the money you save you can get a Ti bolt kit!

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ALPHA-Q-ROAD-MO ... 519094bd30

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grid256
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by grid256

Ha! Kind of the reason I asked. Too good to pass up, gonna have to grab one tonight.

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by cerro

Wow, 330g lighter than my Caad 10 ;)
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