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    2006 Scalpel Frame - Is it BB30?

    I saw a '06 Scalpel frame online that I like. It says Optimo on it, comes with a fatty ultra and such. How can I tell if it's a BB30 or not?
    Were they all BB30 with fitting bits for non BB30 bottom brackets or did they make a BB30 frame and a "regular" frame?
    Thanks~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginga View Post
    I saw a '06 Scalpel frame online that I like. It says Optimo on it, comes with a fatty ultra and such. How can I tell if it's a BB30 or not?
    Were they all BB30 with fitting bits for non BB30 bottom brackets or did they make a BB30 frame and a "regular" frame?
    Thanks~!
    The only Scalpel frame that was BB30 in 2006 was the Siemans Team Replica (Black and silver with some orange highlights), all the others were standard. So if it came stock with a Fatty Ultra it is NOT a BB30 frame, as Cannondale made both BB30 and non BB30 versions of the same frames for many years. Only in the past few years have they begun to make almost all of their frames BB30 throughout the line up.

    Now all we need is BB30 ECCENTRIC......hello?.....is anyone at CD listening?

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    Thanks Trauma.
    One more question, I regularly see scalpel frames with cracked carbon chainstays for sale. How does one acquire new pre-'08 scalpel chainstays? Are they readily available or is it a scavenger hunt? I'd hate to have to buy another whole scalpel frame just to get new chainstays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginga View Post
    Thanks Trauma.
    One more question, I regularly see scalpel frames with cracked carbon chainstays for sale. How does one acquire new pre-'08 scalpel chainstays? Are they readily available or is it a scavenger hunt? I'd hate to have to buy another whole scalpel frame just to get new chainstays.
    The chain stays are bonded and you can't swap 'em out.
    Only the seat stays are replaceable.
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    I've seen Scalpel frames with frayed or cracked carbon chainstays for sale.
    Just to make it clear to me, and thanks, these Scalpel frames are essentially ruined? Once the carbon cracks the frame is a throw away item?
    Thanks again for the responses!

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