A new secondhand Cannondale frame (did it again)

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Rumsas
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by Rumsas

I have always wanted one of those clear coated 6 13 bikes that Lampre used back in the day. So i bought a secondhand frame a while ago.
My plan is to build it up with Campagnolo SR, so i found a older gruppo with the white logo's (I think that would look perfect)
But i just don't know witch bar/stem/seatpost to use (ideas appreciated)
The wheels are not build yet, but they are gonna be so cool.

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When i got the frame i ran in to a big problem. Probably bad research from my part. But i found out that the clear coated 6 13 and some of the System six frames has issues with corrosion. And of course mine had to :cry:

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At first i would have build the bike like it was, with corrosion and everything. But inside my head i knew i was never gonna be happy with that.
So i decided to strip of the clear coat, and get rid of the awful corrosion.

Here are some pictures

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It has been a lot of hard work, but now i am almost done, and ready to paint it, so it can be like new again.

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by Timo

Rumsas wrote:I have always wanted one of those clear coated 6 13 bikes that Lampre used back in the day. So i bought a secondhand frame a while ago.

Shouldn't that be Saeco? ;) That, said, I envy you, that frame is one of my alltime favourites! :thumbup:
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by yeagermeister

Great find! I had the same frame in a 57cm which I sold it was a bit too small. I had the same corrosion you had, good work there. Im still looking for another one they are excellent frames.

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by Rumsas

@Timo Ohh yeah, actually i think that both saeco and Lampre rode that one :D
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@yeagermeister I sure hope it rides as good as people say. And please send pics, There ain't to many around :beerchug:

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by majklnajt

Rumsas, I am very happy for you! I know exactly how you feel getting the frame you alwyas wanted!!! :thumbup:
Which wheels will you put on?

Looking forward to that classic-pro build!!!!!

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Rumsas
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by Rumsas

@majklnajt Thanks guy :thumbup:
I actually just got the last parts for my new wheels today
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It's gonna be Zipp rims/tune mig mag/black sapim cx-ray
Don't know if i shall put on some decals, but i don't really think so

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by LD001

Looking forward on this one. This is how mine was looking:

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by majklnajt

Zipp rims, nice!!
Maybe build it alltogether first and then see what decals to put on or just leave them all black. Or tan sidewalls? ;)

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by Rumsas

Uhh thats a nice one @LD001. I like the silver wheels.

And good idea majklnajt, build it first, and then decide about stickers. do you have any ideas about the stem/bar/seatpost combo?
I really like this all black look on @masters324, but the weird seatpost not so much
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by 12x23

I have two, one Lampre Caffita and one like LD001's, with Record 10. I have very minor crazing, really not even noticeable on one at one of the carbon/aluminum bonds. I have a few bikes and these are my favorite.

Still could kick myself for not buying one of those System 6's with that natural aluminum/carbon finish ,,,

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by paddyrider

Oh wow, nice one. Looking at your photos the bubbling/crazing didn't look to bad but hats off for having the guts to fix it yourself. You might remember I have one as well and it's paint is getting real bad. I am thinking of having it professionally re-done and maybe even using the Italia Battaglia special edition colours - a bit naughty but it would prevent the paint bubbling up again in the future.Image

Anyway, congrats on getting your dream frame, I look forward to its progress and seeing you enjoy it.
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by majklnajt

What about "3T stealth" components?
Dont know if 6 degree stem angle would visually suit you... and the price for the handlebar is also not very low... But you could paint the cheaper PRO into the stealth version.
If I remember, you ride shallow bars, right?

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by Dimitri

-6* does look a bit funny, i have one on my caad 7 and definitely have plans to change it.

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paddyrider wrote:I am thinking of having it professionally re-done and maybe even using the Italia Battaglia special edition colours Image


I saw the Italia edition in real life at a bike show years ago. It was even more extreme than this one with a red chain and some other very cool gimmicks. I believe an Italian company did the paint scheme, but I can't remember their name right now. They also did other team paint jobs for Cannondale sponsored team, like the Spider paint scheme. It's all airbrush.

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by majklnajt

Dimitri wrote:-6* does look a bit funny, i have one on my caad 7 and definitely have plans to change it.

Or, paint an Easton 10 degree stem into 3T stealth :thumbup:

edit: or paint the -17 3T stem into "stealth".... if you can ride that drop.... or leave more spacers....
I find 2 cm of spacers reasonable looking...

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