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Cannondale Black Lightning / 54 / 1987

Bontrager SSR 40cm / Cannondale 110mm

Time / -

R500 / -

Custom/ Novatec/ Kinlin 30 / -

Gossamer / ISIS

Selle Italia Flite / Thomson Elite

Performance "carbon" / SRAM 10s

Ultegra 6700 / RD-5700 / FD-1056 (?)

Ultegra 6500 (?) / -

52-39 x 12-27 / RaceFace

Update 2014/06: Treated myself to new parts for summer riding. Still an ebay/budget bike. Still lightning good. Removing the padding on the selle flite + using the two bolt adjustment of the Thomson made a world of difference. Next: better tires, threadless fork/headset, compact crankset if I can snag one, new wheelset... eventually, eventually.

This is my most recent acquisition. It is my first road bike to actually fit. I plan on getting a threadless cockpit and a double pivot front brake, and possibly swapping the freehub and easing my way onto the multicog-crazewaggon. Rev-x, old saddle and cross brakes gone; new pictures soon.
2013 setup: Modolo 8x-setra / Black Lightning, Black Lightning lugged chromo / tange, Sugino AP, Selle Italia Flite / no-name carbon; Suntour Bar Con / 105; Dia Compe II/ Tektro Road; 52-42 x 13-23 / 7-speed

People who friended this bike Splined, knapprobert, campystamp, socal3rensho, mafffoster, kmerone, miguel, PHILosopher, phantom1313

serial number

its on the drive side chain stay, thay will tel you the size, year and production number, if the mid tier Sugino is original it about an 88 or so.
Would also recommend lowering the stem, the current set up is begging for problems

min. insertion?

Do you think it's above minimum insertion? I didn't even think of that. The drops are pretty deep and the Modolos sweep forward, so as far as fit it's great right now. I'll take a look though.

Love these Black Lightnings.

I have one myself that I have for the moment been using as. TT machine.
Kindest regards


I love it too. I haven't tried any fast downhills because of the rev x, but so far I like the way it handles on flats and uphills. Even with the junk saddle, the oversized tubing actually feels pretty comfy.

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