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"Re-educated" 1993 Cannondale M500

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Cannondale M500/ 20"/ 1993

Cinelli Nerve, 42 cm/ stock quill stem

Rigid CrMo, stock, threaded headset

Tektro linear pull compatible

46/18 and 36/20 dinglespeed


I rehabilitated this classic MTB by getting rid of the shifters and derailleurs and cassette (they were totally shredded anyway) overhauling all the bearings, and putting on a spacer/cog/tensioner kit, drop bars, and Tektro aero levers. I've been using the 46/18 gear combo for basically all my riding, and I can muscle it up the steepest sections of the fire roads that I ride (but just barely). Handles surprisingly well when riding in the drops (which is basically where I ride unless I'm standing, climbing...then I use the hoods.)

Thinking about getting a 42T chainring and a used 8-speed cassette/derailleur/shifter setup to convert to a 1x8 speed.

People who friended this bike retrofuturist, Rood, fastfixie, estoddard, rburnham13, cyclingfool

I can dig it. Looks smart,

I can dig it.
Looks smart, so to speak.

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