|King ti cage, looks alright|
|"NOS" 1994 Cannondale 2.8 road frame/fork/headset|
Pretty smudged and the decals weren't perfect, but I suppose it could have been hanging out in a dusty rafter for 17 years or so. Definitely not in a box though.
|R.I.P., Pennsylvania production facility|
So, the "2.8" on these frames refers to the approximate weight, in pounds. This one is a bit heavier, coming in at 2.91 lbs., or 1320g. Not bad for 1994 or so.
Anyway, having recently disposed of my previous weight-weenie project, a Giant TCR that was built-up as a Campy-powered cheap-ish sub-15 lb. frankenstein, I decided this one should also be a Campy-10-equipped low-budget vintage weight-weenie project. Can it be done at under 15 lbs.? We shall see.
|Standard Chris King headset & spacers -- can't help it, I love 'em (sorry BSNYC). Easton EC90 1" fork.|
The shifters on this thing are Centaur 10-speed, which are slightly lighter than Record due to lack of the "escape" shifting mechanism (the ability to shift up several gears at once -- "dump the whole cassette", which is cool but not super necessary)
|Chorus 11 to start, but then I switched to Record 10 for harmony's sake once I'd disassembled/cleaned my old one.|
The goal for this project is sub-15 lbs. with alloy wheels and nothing ridiculous like tubulars. The initial build is close -- 15.2 lbs. with pedals & cage, but not where it needs to be, so some additional weight-weenie-ness is being considered. Probable move will be a Ritchey ~100g stem, KCNC titanium cassette and fancy chain, and maybe some zero gravity brakes, tho I much prefer the Campy Record units on there now.
|Centaur crank... may swap in Record, not sure if they're really any different.|
|Speedplay X1 ti pedals, my favorite|
|Selle Italia C64 80g saddle, actually reasonably comfortable|