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1990 Cannondale 3.0

Starting with a bare metal frame, I painted this one with a scheme that (I think) looks much better than the usual plain Jane Cannondale look of the time. The original fork was missing so a new Kinesis fork was used. This bike was built with climbing and comfort in mind so it has very low gearing, taller stem and a gel saddle.

Frame:
Cannondale 3.0 Aluminum 60cm

Fork/Headset:
Kinesis aluminum/Velo Orange sealed

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Cannondale triple/Velo Orange sealed

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano 7 speed/14-30/50-30-28

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Deore XT rear, Shimano 600 front/Shimano SIS

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto/Nitto Technomic

Brakes:
Shimano 600

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya Aero/Specialized/Bontrager

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya Aero/Specialized/Bontrager

More Info:
I built this bike from a bare frame for a friend. He was a college football player and is a very large man. He lives in the mountains hence the low gearing; He loves the result. The photos were made on a test ride and the saddle position is set for me, not the owner, who is 3 inches taller.

Added by OldRoadieTehachapi. Last updated over 6 years ago.

OldRoadieTehachapi has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

5 Comments

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

very nice! function over fashion. Hope to have another vintage Cannondale in my life one day..

Posted over 6 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

Also, love seeing the catalog shots

Posted over 6 years ago

OldRoadieTehachapi

OldRoadieTehachapi says:

Thanks for understanding; function over fashion was the goal.

Posted over 6 years ago

Blokk

Blokk says:

If the bars are higher than the saddle this looks like a mountainbike. Nice paintjob though.

Posted over 6 years ago

OldRoadieTehachapi

OldRoadieTehachapi says:

As I said, built for comfort. The owner is, like me, in his 60s. As most of us age, the disks in our necks collapse a bit and we cannot (for long periods of time) tilt our head as far back as a young person.

Posted over 6 years ago