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    Cdale's have come a long way... [ o ]

    Last night I saw this delivery bike at the corner of 96th & Broadway. It just looks so uncomfortable to me. I can't believe how much the geometry has changed over the years. Not only is it long and stretched out, but it has a negative rise stem as well! Anybody know what this is? I'm guessing circa '94.

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    They're still using that frame.

    http://www.cannondale.com/usa/usaeng...HL3-Hooligan-3

    Well not really.

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    Sort of a Delta V for the road? I don't recall that frame...

    My '95 Super V still has a negative stem on it. It can be flipped, however. Handlebars down and forward on this bike = fast corners.
    I can barely get my mouth around it.

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    take google an type in
    cannondale killer v

    a negative stem is not unusual
    when you are small
    the frame looks very small

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    I googled 'Delta V' and this gem came up:



    I think the stem may go negative under compression....
    I can barely get my mouth around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalphile
    I googled 'Delta V' and this gem came up:



    I think the stem may go negative under compression....
    This is not a Delta V but an EST (Elevated Suspension Technology) cannondale's first "full suspension" bike.
    Later the Design was changed with the famous Delta V front triangle to accommodate cannondale's Headshok front suspension.
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    My first bike was a mongoose rockadile, replaced with a 1994 killer v 900, it was silver and faded to blue. The killer v was very very stiff bike, I am thankful I was 14 when I had that bike. Ended up putting a mag 21 on it, helped some but it was still a very rigid bike.

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