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Cannondale 2.8

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Cannondale 2.8 / 56cm

specialize / custom 1-1/4

Stock / Chris King

ultegra 6700 / open pro / gp4000s

ultegra 6700 / open pro / gp4000s

7800 / 7800

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ultegra 6700

7800 / 7800

7800 / 7800

sram cassette

upgraded to (almost) full 7800 from 7400/7410 etc 8 speed. decided on the ultegra to open pro because i could not find 7800 36h open pros, when i did 9.5/10 times they were beat to shit. friend suggested that i use a sram force cassette rather the 7800 cassette because it shifts a lot smoother. after testing i agree 100% with him. this is the only cannondale i've seen with a 1-1/4 headtube.

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Such a sweet looking ride.

Love Cannondales. I have two a Black Lightning and a Saeco. The rides on these older machines are so smooth and acceleration is brilliant, even by todays standards.

Great looking build.
Thanks for sharing.

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The 7800 looks great!

I agree with everyone this looks awesome. I think even the 80s Cannondales look good with modernized components. ...I think you'll find quite a few 1-1/4th" headsets out there on C'dales, as they pushed for it to be the new standard, esp in MTBs, but you'll notice it on the silk-roads as well (mainly to accommodate the headshock, but also the sub-one fork on the R-series bikes). Thanks for sharin this beaut!

Thanks! now i know what the

Thanks! now i know what the sub-1 is

Looks great!

Looks great!

your mama has a 1 1/4 inch

your mama has a 1 1/4 inch head tube!ha . I had typed a long message praising your parts selection and clean build but it did not show up for some reason so I thought I would just insult your mother instead.come by the shop today so I can check her out(the bike not your mom)


this is incredible. i love it!
i have an r500 built up similarly!

Looks like a 1" headtube not

Looks like a 1" headtube not 1 1/4

it's 1-1/4 lol

it's 1-1/4 lol

Definitely 1-1/4" head tube...why?

...because your model is a Cannondale R900 which is the only 2.8 series road frame that came with the same 1-1/4' head tube that was included on their mountain bikes.

I also have a R900 in 63cm that i'm having painted (black pearl hyper-highlight) later this month along with a new 1-1/8" carbon fiber fork (utilizing problem solver 1-1/4" to 1-1/8" head tube adapter). I'll post it when it's completed.

Thank you, learned something

Thank you, learned something new about the bike. I will for sure keep a look out for yours.

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