Jump to content

Cannondale 3.0


iRob
 Share

Recommended Posts

Howzit.

 

Did Cannondale ever sell a lumo pink Cannondale 3.0 specifically as a mens bike? I can get one for quite cheap, and the geometry is not too bad, but the bars are narow and it makes me think its a ladies bike. That and the colour.

 

Was there that much of a difference in frame sizes ito mens vs ladies in that era? I doubt it. People were just discovering how to form aluminium when those were produced.

 

I'm quite happy to put wider bars and a different stem on and ride it as is. I'll maybe respray it.

 

Any info welcome.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Know your Cannondale :)

 

http://thatswhatshesaidaboutyourbike.blogspot.com/2010/11/brief-history-of-caad-technology.html

 

I don't think it was a woman specific model for 2 reasons:

1) In 1990 there weren't many womens model bikes

2) In 1990 lumo pink was a manly mans colour...

 

Personally I wouldn't go for it - those early 'dales were bone shakers of note and unless the "good price" is under R1,000 - it's not a good price.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Howzit, thanks man. Ja I doubt its a ladies bike.

 

I'm used to MTBing so the bone jarring stuff isn't that bad. I've been giving it on loan and its not as bad as I thought.

 

I'll have to get at least a new set of bars for it though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Know your Cannondale :)

 

http://thatswhatshesaidaboutyourbike.blogspot.com/2010/11/brief-history-of-caad-technology.html

 

I don't think it was a woman specific model for 2 reasons:

1) In 1990 there weren't many womens model bikes

2) In 1990 lumo pink was a manly mans colour...

 

Personally I wouldn't go for it - those early 'dales were bone shakers of note and unless the "good price" is under R1,000 - it's not a good price.

 

I've just ordered a "sparkle magenta" Bell Faction to replace my KO'd lid. Awesome.

post-3056-0-02631900-1318327661.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've just ordered a "sparkle magenta" Bell Faction to replace my KO'd lid. Awesome.

post-3056-0-02631900-1318327661.png

 

Er dude, from where I'm sitting that looks pretty pink to me? But hey, if that's your thang... ;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Howzit.

 

Did Cannondale ever sell a lumo pink Cannondale 3.0 specifically as a mens bike? I can get one for quite cheap, and the geometry is not too bad, but the bars are narow and it makes me think its a ladies bike. That and the colour.

 

Was there that much of a difference in frame sizes ito mens vs ladies in that era? I doubt it. People were just discovering how to form aluminium when those were produced.

 

I'm quite happy to put wider bars and a different stem on and ride it as is. I'll maybe respray it.

 

Any info welcome.

 

If Mario Chipolinni was still riding a Cannondale then it is very possible as he did ride a pink bike at some time.

 

Have a look at the decals,if they are vinyl and rased my guess it then it was resprayed.Originals should be very flat.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Er dude, from where I'm sitting that looks pretty pink to me? But hey, if that's your thang... ;)

 

Kinda the point, Banna...

 

It was that or brown. Yegh.

 

Plus, stick a couple of Monster, Rock Shox & other decals on it, and it'll rock even harder!

 

But heck, at least I won't be indistinguishable from the local environment...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Kinda the point, Banna...

 

It was that or brown. Yegh.

 

Plus, stick a couple of Monster, Rock Shox & other decals on it, and it'll rock even harder!

 

But heck, at least I won't be indistinguishable from the local environment...

 

Sorry, my bad. Wasn't following the rest of the fred, just got fixated on the sparkling magenta lid... for sure, with that lid, there's no way the 911 choppper will miss you in Tokai next time they come and air lift you out!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sorry, my bad. Wasn't following the rest of the fred, just got fixated on the sparkling magenta lid... for sure, with that lid, there's no way the 911 choppper will miss you in Tokai next time they come and air lift you out!

too true.

 

But heck, it's a good looking colour. And I don't mind wearing pink. Given the choice between pink & brown, in a sexual context, it's kinda less homo to go for the pink than the brown...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

too true.

 

But heck, it's a good looking colour. And I don't mind wearing pink. Given the choice between pink & brown, in a sexual context, it's kinda less homo to go for the pink than the brown...

 

Ha ha! Ja, I agree. Just kidding. I think you should log a new "project" here for upgrading the lid with stickers. Definately get a few cool GT one's?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ha ha! Ja, I agree. Just kidding. I think you should log a new "project" here for upgrading the lid with stickers. Definately get a few cool GT one's?

 

I got some of those still! The guys I took the printing to could only print on 1.5m sections of clear vinyl. So I have LOADS of stickas!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

My Profile My Forum Content My Followed Content Forum Settings Ad Messages My Ads My Favourites My Saved Alerts My Pay Deals Settings Help Logout