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Cannondale R500 "Black Lightning"

The serial no. says it's from '89 and after sifting through some catalogs, I found out that it's the model SR500 "Black Lightning" edition. Size is perfect for me, a 56 square. Originally built with all black parts, most of them were very used. So decided to build it with a Suntour Superbe Pro groupset, which is almost complete. Paint's not in very good shape, it bubbled all over the frame, so will respray it myself.

Frame:
Cannondale SR500 3.0 56cm

Fork/Headset:
Cannondale Tange tubing / Suntour Superbe Pro

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Suntour Superbe Pro

Pedals:
Look

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Maillard 7s

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Suntour Superbe Pro

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto "Black - Gold edition" / Nitto

Saddle/Seatpost:
Flite / Suntour Superbe Pro

Brakes:
Suntour Superbe Pro

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open 4 CD / Suntour Superbe Pro / Clément Strada LGG

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open 4 CD / Suntour Superbe Pro / Clément Strada LGG

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Respray
  3. Build
  4. Finished

Added by Agustin. Last updated almost 3 years ago.

As of almost 3 years ago, Agustin has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

15 Comments

etrigan

etrigan says:

I've being in love with this build for a while now.
I'm renovating a R600 1996 and would like to know how did you paint it. Looks like you did not remove the previous paint and just threw some spray over it. I'm planning on removing the paint, sanding, painting with primer, sanding again, painting, painting the decals and finalizing with varnish paint... what are your thoughts on that?

Posted 12 months ago

Agustin

Agustin says:

Hi!
The procedure you describe would be ideal, I think. I couldn't bother to remove all the og paint and then paint it all over again. In the end it worked out fine, but if I ever run into a similar project, I'd take the time to do it properly.
Hope this helps.
Agustin.

Posted 11 months ago

Pedalboy75

Pedalboy75 says:

Nice Job!

Posted about 1 year ago

dangerruss

dangerruss says:

The most handsome Black Lightning I've seen. Nice work!

Posted over 1 year ago

hawaiifixed

hawaiifixed says:

This is effin Beautiful. I have a 1996 r500 im gonna be building up!

Posted over 2 years ago

Agustin

Agustin says:

Great, will keep an eye on your build! Sometimes I regret selling it..

Posted over 2 years ago

hawaiifixed

hawaiifixed says:

How did it handle? I've heard the 80's/90's cannondales handled like track frames

Posted over 2 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

so good!

Posted almost 3 years ago

Agustin

Agustin says:

Thanks!

Posted almost 3 years ago

rexzxh

rexzxh says:

So damn proper build!!!

Posted over 3 years ago

Agustin

Agustin says:

Thanks!

Posted about 3 years ago

Finnian

Finnian says:

How tall are you? I'm getting one this weekend, if it fits.

Posted over 3 years ago

Agustin

Agustin says:

I'm 1.80mts and it fits fine! Where are you getting yours? I'll be selling this one ine a couple of weeks if a friend doesn't buy it from me..

Posted over 3 years ago

vp1337

vp1337 says:

now that's some rare stuff you've got there, great setup!

Posted over 3 years ago

Dimaz

Dimaz says:

+

Posted about 3 years ago