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    Killer V

    Why do 10+ year old Cannondale Killer V's go for such a premium on e-bay. They have old equipment (cantilever brakes, not even V brakes). I see them go fo upwards of $450 without much in the way of upgrades. Also, why do the polished aluminum frames go for a super premium? If anyone has any insight, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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    good question I have often wondered the same.....

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    I'm guessing the good old law of offer vs. demand explains it... And those polished Cannondales are like artwork so smoothe and shiny...

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    I'm guessing the good old law of offer vs. demand explains it... And those polished Cannondales are like artwork so smoothe and shiny...
    Don't I know it! I'm almost done building one up. The very first thing I did was strip and polish it. I'll post some finished pics later. Oh, and I've been lurking for a few weeks now but just decided to post so there goes my cherry.


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    Because they're worth it!
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    I think they were the best Hard tail that Cannondale ever had...
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    Killer V

    Here's a pic of mine, still working on it here and there...

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    That Killer V looks real nice with a Lefty on it! How did you get it to work with 1 and 1/8?

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    Good job! 1.5" reduced to 1 1/8": Cane Creek reducing headset...

    Cane Creek makes a nice reducing headset that seems to work very well, there are also adapters to do the same and then you use your headset of preference. Look at Cane creek website for Double XC headset.

    I am in the process of upgrading my Super Vee 900 to a Marzocchi front shock and I will use the Cane Creek unit. I also have a set of adapters I will sell...I have $50 invested in them (I have the receipt). If you look at the thread "Post your Uber V!!!!!" you can see several different methods to reduce the headset and lots of pics....even a Lefty!!!???!!!.
    My LBS sales guy was nervous about fork swap & increasing front travel etc and didn't really wanna talk about it, but he did allow that C'dale builds a very strong front end on the frame so it should be able to take the mild abuse I will dish out. The wrench thought the whole idea was intriguing.

    BTW...I understand that to remove the headshock unit you just have to remove the handlebar & stem and break out the ole BFH and pound the unit out the bottom. Haven't done mine yet...still gathering parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mogul218
    That Killer V looks real nice with a Lefty on it! How did you get it to work with 1 and 1/8?

    I had the lefty from another bike, and took both to my favorite Bike shop, and asked: "Can you put this on here and make it work?"

    Answer, "Of course".


    all kidding aside, and I am not very technical (thank God for great bike mechanics), but I think the Killer V I have has a 1.5 headtube, because it came with a fatty headshok.

    (NOTE- I may be wrong, I am NOT technical with this stuff)
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    BTW...what frame is that? I don't recognize it.

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    I've always wanted a killer v. i used to ride with a dude that had one in 97-98 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartfixer
    BTW...what frame is that? I don't recognize it.
    Who me? It's a '95 Killer V 500 that I stripped and polished and re-decaled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy79
    I've always wanted a killer v. i used to ride with a dude that had one in 97-98 or so.
    I'll trade you for one of those sweet Super V's or Ravens. Actually, I am looking for one in all seriousness. I need a frame only. I've got components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mogul218
    I'll trade you for one of those sweet Super V's or Ravens. Actually, I am looking for one in all seriousness. I need a frame only. I've got components.
    Sorry dude, I'm keeping my badass super v.

    Uber V!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mogul218
    Don't I know it! I'm almost done building one up. The very first thing I did was strip and polish it. I'll post some finished pics later. Oh, and I've been lurking for a few weeks now but just decided to post so there goes my cherry.

    How Did you go about stripping the old finish/paint off? Would like to do this with an older cannondale I have that is very similar to the Killer V. It is at my LBS right now but I think it is a 4000sl, tubing looks very similar and superlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shutterbug67
    How Did you go about stripping the old finish/paint off? Would like to do this with an older cannondale I have that is very similar to the Killer V. It is at my LBS right now but I think it is a 4000sl, tubing looks very similar and superlight.
    I got some paint stripper and steel wool from Home Depot. There is one that comes with a spray bottle. I applied to the whole bike, waited 10 minutes, then used a spatula and scraped the paint off. Then I did it like 2 or 3 more times on areas where the paint didn't strip all the way to the metal. Once all the paint was gone, I polished the frame with steel wool.

    What's nice is now when you get scratches from the trail, you can buff them out with steel wool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mogul218
    I got some paint stripper and steel wool from Home Depot. There is one that comes with a spray bottle. I applied to the whole bike, waited 10 minutes, then used a spatula and scraped the paint off. Then I did it like 2 or 3 more times on areas where the paint didn't strip all the way to the metal. Once all the paint was gone, I polished the frame with steel wool.

    What's nice is now when you get scratches from the trail, you can buff them out with steel wool.
    I know htis thread is old but...does the frame not rust after you did that? I am a cannondale loyalist, but I have an old specialized p3 I got used...someone painted it over nad a lot of the paint has nicks and scratches. I initially wanted to repaint it...but realized it would be really expensive for labor (and removal of parts). Now I'm thinking maybe I can just strip it down like you while keeping all the parts still on it and it would look pretty cool.

    Also, do you think this is doable with the handlebars and cranks as well? Thanks!

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    It wont rust because its aluminum, not steel. Some clear coat over the frame, some leave it bare. You can also do it to your handle bars, cranks, hubs, stem, bar ends, etc.

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    Dp!
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    What size were the handlebars on the killer v's? I have a orange 700. Anyway to tell what yr model it is by s/n or anything?

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    93 Kv

    Wouldn't ever part with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by capefeartrailrider
    I think they were the best Hard tail that Cannondale ever had...
    I like the looks of the F series better. I had a Killer V, but it got ripped off. Bought a F900 SL frame w/headshok off ebay and rebuilt the bike. The Fatty Ultra is a better fork than the DD60 that came with my Killer V (the elastomer inside the spring doesn't last).

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    I have a 94 Delta V HT that just got a fresh powder coat (black) and looks awsome. I have most parts needed to complete my build. Want to do a stealth (mostly black) look. I posted over in the wheel forum about going with all black wheels. Problem is that the rear will be a rim brake as I don't have the xtra cash to get a Brake Therapy conversion. Front is a disc (lefty). I don't like the black wheel/machined brake surface look. Any thoughts on how to keep it all black without having mucked up fading on the brake surface anyone?

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    I need back brakes for a 1985 Killer V

    Does anyone know where I can buy back breaks for an old, I believe 1985 or so, killer V? It is not a standard back break mount and the piece I had broke and I can not find one anywhere and I love the bike. Anyone know where I can go about finding this? Thanks so much in advance!

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    Mark,

    Which part(s) specifically are you looking for? I'm in the process of rebuilding my Killer V, and may have what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnetwork View Post
    Does anyone know where I can buy back breaks for an old, I believe 1985 or so, killer V? It is not a standard back break mount and the piece I had broke and I can not find one anywhere and I love the bike. Anyone know where I can go about finding this? Thanks so much in advance!

    Mark

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    My first mtn bike was a 94 polished Killer V 900 with a Pepperoni fork.
    It was a bone shaker.
    Glad to see it go.
    My shoulders hurt thinking about riding it.
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    I have a large 93 or 94 Delta V 600. It's in great condition (no dents or dings, just chipped paint) ready to be built up. Black fade to green paint. $100 + shipping and it's yours

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    Thanks

    Hey Brian,

    Thanks so much for your reply. I really need the entire back breaks, I had a guy at the local bike shop try to rig something and it just does not work, so I need the back break mounts and the center bolt that mounts it, basically everything but the wires! I have included a pic, this isn't my bike but if it would help, I can take a pic of my bike when I get out of work and shoot it to you! Thanks so much for any help on this. I guess the back breaks are proprietary to cannondale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belginsmith View Post
    Mark,

    Which part(s) specifically are you looking for? I'm in the process of rebuilding my Killer V, and may have what you need.

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    Do you have a pic of your V600? If I can't find the part, maybe I will just buy a new one!

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    BTW it is a V500

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    Mark,

    I just pulled the rear brakes off last night. If you're willing to pay shipping, they're yours. Where are you located? PM me and we can work out the details.

    -Brian

    Quote Originally Posted by mcnetwork View Post
    Hey Brian,

    Thanks so much for your reply. I really need the entire back breaks, I had a guy at the local bike shop try to rig something and it just does not work, so I need the back break mounts and the center bolt that mounts it, basically everything but the wires! I have included a pic, this isn't my bike but if it would help, I can take a pic of my bike when I get out of work and shoot it to you! Thanks so much for any help on this. I guess the back breaks are proprietary to cannondale.

    -Mark

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    Hey guys, just picked up a really nice set, frame/forks today...

    Anyone know what the official C-dale name for the metallic orange color is?

    I'd post a pic...but...

    The date code says it was made in Jan-96
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnetwork View Post
    Do you have a pic of your V600? If I can't find the part, maybe I will just buy a new one!
    PM sent

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    Thread necromancy aside...

    I love my polished killer V 1000. Yesterday when I got off the trail, a fellow on a specialized FS 29r informed me of how I could up my game by getting a FS bike. I chuckled.

    shameless pic below:

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    So, can you not put disc brakes on the rear even with a new wheelset?

    Gonna start updating my '94 V900 soon.

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    sweet ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by santamonicamtb View Post
    So, can you not put disc brakes on the rear even with a new wheelset?

    Gonna start updating my '94 V900 soon.
    May could find a NOS or used adapter that would fit. I've seen them, but I really don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake32162 View Post
    sweet ride!
    If you're talkin to me... Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karstman1 View Post
    If you're talkin to me... Thanks!
    Yours looks a lot like mine. Black & polished with some blue bits

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    Quote Originally Posted by santamonicamtb View Post
    Yours looks a lot like mine. Black & polished with some blue bits
    Sounds sweet. Post up a pic.

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    I love mine......but after last weekend's debacle and my first DNF in an adventure race due to my repeated impacts to the ground, I have to do some work on it's geometry. It is a beautiful bike tho.

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    what other bike looks like a killer V? there are other cdales that have a part kv into them, but the killer v is what it is....

    i want the 24" wheel version.... now thats a rare one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by broomhandle View Post
    what other bike looks like a killer V? there are other cdales that have a part kv into them, but the killer v is what it is....

    i want the 24" wheel version.... now thats a rare one!
    You mean the delta V with the headshock? The gemini also resembled a killerV but full suspension.

    There was a 24" killer V on ebay about a month ago.

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    Hence the reason I bought another one again.....my forth one, and this time I'll keep it!!!
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    Hey im new to mountain biking and I have a KV 900 and was wondering where I could get a derailluer hanger for the bike cause cannondale doesnt make them anymore

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    Guys I bought a Killer V500 a couple of weeks ago in very good condition. Downside is there was a Rockshox MAG 21 in it, but that needs some attention. Now there is some kind of pepperoni recplica Chinese fork in it. I want the fork fixed but I am also thinking of putting a lefty in it.

    There is some info on the net, but still not clear to me what adapter to use. My killer V has got a 1 1/8" headset. What fits best cane creek or 321 adapter (last one is very pricy at 200 Euro)

    Will post some pictures later.

    Any help is much appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastmvr View Post
    I love mine......but after last weekend's debacle and my first DNF in an adventure race due to my repeated impacts to the ground, I have to do some work on it's geometry. It is a beautiful bike tho.
    Please explain your issues with the geometry please.

    Quote Originally Posted by desmo81dromic View Post
    Guys I bought a Killer V500 a couple of weeks ago in very good condition. Downside is there was a Rockshox MAG 21 in it, but that needs some attention. Now there is some kind of pepperoni recplica Chinese fork in it. I want the fork fixed but I am also thinking of putting a lefty in it.

    There is some info on the net, but still not clear to me what adapter to use. My killer V has got a 1 1/8" headset. What fits best cane creek or 321 adapter (last one is very pricy at 200 Euro)

    Will post some pictures later.

    Any help is much appreciated!
    I would recommend Mendon Cycle Smith for help with your bike. Project 321 seems to have a good solution, although like you said, it's a little pricey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mogul218 View Post
    I'll trade you for one of those sweet Super V's or Ravens. Actually, I am looking for one in all seriousness. I need a frame only. I've got components.
    What size? I've got a medium frame and swingarm that has already been Uber-ized and is powder-coated white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santamonicamtb View Post
    So, can you not put disc brakes on the rear even with a new wheelset?
    There are no caliper mounting points on the frame itself, so an adapter / mount from Brake Therapy must be used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiskEverything View Post
    There are no caliper mounting points on the frame itself, so an adapter / mount from Brake Therapy must be used.
    Thanks. I eventually figured that out, so I ordered a Killer V frame that will work with the BT adapter. My '95 frame has cantilevered rear stays, so the BT thingy wouldn't work.

    Quote Originally Posted by karstman1 View Post
    Sounds sweet. Post up a pic.
    Here's a pic. I put on slicks because the Flash 29er is my new MTBer and I didn't want to mess with things too much on a bike that has sentimental value for me. I now call it my Urban Assault Vehicle, and I have been riding it around a lot at night. Love it.
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    Well, I started this post with a link to my CL ad and my photobucket album....but I don't have 10 posts yet.....so, if you are looking for an exceptional Killer V 900 (1995) polished 19" frame....search for "Rare Cannondale Killer V 900" on the Dallas TX Craigslist. In that ad, there is a link to my photobucket album with 25+ high res pics. I am 6'4" and the 19" Large frame just did not work for me. I spent 6 hours polishing-up the frame to get it to look like what you see on my photobucket album......and now I REALLY wish it fit me. This by far is the most awesome bicycle I have ever owned! And my long list of bicycles include at least 3 carbon fiber road bikes. This Killer V 900 has received so many compliments......and that was before I polished it up. It is now sitting inside the living room and I just asked my wife if we could hang it in the living room as an "art" piece......imagine what her response was. Anyway, I recently bought a new Felt XL 29er and the bike fitting me properly has made a world of difference in my trail riding. Also reading Ned Overend's mountain biking book and that helps a bunch too. I will surely miss the Killer V 900. I tried to "extend" the bike with a 140mm stem....big mistake resulting in epic crashes. On my photobucket album for the Killer V are a few pics of me riding mine......very evident that the bike is too small for me. WIsh I could find an XL frame but my limited research has revealed that Cannondale didn't make a larger frame than the 19" in the Killer V 900 series.

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    Hi, yes you can setup disc brake on cannondale killer v500 look my bike here is work perfect!!!
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    I have a Cannondale Killer V 900HT in orange I am looking to sell. I have been holding onto it for a long time hoping it would be worth it but it is just taking up space. Does anyone know what it is worth to sell and if anyone is interested? I live in Ft Lauderdale, FL. I also have a 98 F400 Cad2 bought at the same time. Both bikes are in great condition. No scratches and always kept indoors. I can e-mail pics if interested.

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    I have a 1997 Cannondale Killer V 900HT in Orange I would like to sell. Its in original condition, no scratches and pretty much flawless. Always kept indoors. I am located in Ft Lauderdale if anyone is local. I also have a 1998 F400 Cad2 bike for sale, this one is original and flawless as well.

    Both bikes are listed on Craigslist in Ft Lauderdale, FL if you would like to see pics.

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    Can anyone tell me what the widest tire I can run on my killer v900? Searched but couldn't find anything.
    Want to put 26x2.50 K Rads on my stock rims.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerV900 View Post
    Can anyone tell me what the widest tire I can run on my killer v900? Searched but couldn't find anything.
    Want to put 26x2.50 K Rads on my stock rims.
    Thanks.
    2.25 is the widest you can go without having them rub on the frame....I tried some 2.3 Fat Alberts and they don't fit on my Delta V.
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    Do you think a 2.3 non knobby tire will do it? I believe they only make K Rads in 1.95, 2.3 and 2.5?

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    I had 2.25 FF and 2.25 RR on them. Now I have turned my bike into a beach and road racer and use GEAX Tattoo lights. These are 2.3 and fit with plenty clearance

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerV900 View Post
    Do you think a 2.3 non knobby tire will do it? I believe they only make K Rads in 1.95, 2.3 and 2.5?
    The width is not really the issue, but how aggressive the thread pattern is.
    FA 2.3 have agressive shoulder knobs and that's what was rubbing on my chainstays.
    Schwalbe tires are always true to size, but a rocket ron or similar low thread tire might fit in 2.3
    You can easily fit a 2.4 tire if you buy a continental MK since it's just as wide as a Schwalbe 2.25.
    Bottom line: The numbers don't really matter....
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    After a second glance, I noticed I had 2.0's on it already. I think 2.3's will fit with plenty of room. I went ahead and ordered them, they were a good deal and if they don't fit I'll pass the savings on to someone else.
    I haven't rode this bike in years so I think I'm going to use it as a free ride / light trail kind of deal. The Judy SL I had on it felt like a pogo stick, so I threw the old pepperoni fork back on it.

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    '94 v900 polished state.Q/ on fork option

    welds are a sight to see-must have taken hours to hand build these frames.using metal polish paste has made me want to keep this one.stamped 17 on the bottom numbers but measures 19.5 center to top of the seat tube.did cannondale measure C-C back in '94? also I see a few including this one w/a manitou 3 fork. could so many owners have gone this route independently? 1 1/4 dia. steerer tube.the stem has killer V 900 logo so it must be OEM yet cateloges do not mention the fork ashttp://www.vintagecannondale.com/year/1994/1994.pdf an option.
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    I've built a couple of bikes up from a KillerV frame. The first, a 1998 KillerV800, I stripped and polished and used the Brake Therapy solution for disks brakes. The second (my current bike) was actually an 1999 F1000 frame with the Purpleen flip paint. The F1000 had a KillerV style frame but had the added advantage of disk mounts on the frame.

    The KillerV:


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    Something just nice to the eye with a the KillerV.

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    1994 rebuilt/

    Killer V-cannondale-killer-v-nrs-003.jpgKiller V-cannondale-killer-v-nrs-007.jpgKiller V-cannondale-killer-v-nrs-008.jpgKiller V-cannondale-killer-v-nrs-019.jpg reassembled w/org.(?) manitou III forks w/plenty enough travel yet!

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    Here's my 94 Killer V 900. One of my favorite bikes.






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    Specs please

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    Hi, yes you can setup disc brake on cannondale killer v500 look my bike here is work perfect!!!
    This is an ancient thread so if you miss it I understand. Thx for your posting this pic. I'm been feeling all nostalgic lately and have decided to resurrect my killer V 900. (Looks identical to pic in #66).
    Would appreciate some advice on
    1. Adapter for rear disc brake. Looks like A2Z? IS it a simple bolt on? Understand that the quick release will be a thing of past.
    2. What do you recommend for headset adapter + front (disc friendly shock?

    I know it's cheaper/ simpler to consign to scrap but this is more about keeping the old Cannondales alive. I have another bike for the allmountain fun. thx

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    I went with a Lefty Titanium on my Delta V which gives you disc mount, smooth travel, and light weight.

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    My Urban Pothole Jumper, same general idea - the Lefty is a Mendon re-built ELO with a dead lockout, very mellow ride with the extended wheelbase and suspension seatpost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustedondaler View Post
    Adapter for rear disc brake. Looks like A2Z? is it a simple bolt on? Understand that the quick release will be a thing of past.
    The A2Z adapter retains the QR - don't have one on the Pothole Jumper, but here's the setup on my road bike (Fuji Absolute SX):

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    I've installed three of these adapters over the years, and every one involved some time with the grinder and Dremmel to remove material on the adapter to clear various portions of the dropout and/or stay.

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    Killer V & Manitou

    Yeah, I'm coming in late to the party. But I figure I'd leave this note for historical perspective.

    Lots of Killer V owners opted to go with the Manitou 3 & 4 because they matched the polished frame.

    Initially it was because front suspension was the thing to do. Then the remaining holdouts were forced to upgrade when the aluminum steerer 1 1/4 Pepperoni forks were recalled. I think Cannondale was replacing the Pepperoni's with Rockshox Quadra's. Many bike shops were willing to take the Quadra's in trade and upgrade them to Manitou's which were becoming outdated at that time as were the 1 1/4 steerer tube.

    James

    Quote Originally Posted by 02_NRS View Post
    welds are a sight to see-must have taken hours to hand build these frames.using metal polish paste has made me want to keep this one.stamped 17 on the bottom numbers but measures 19.5 center to top of the seat tube.did cannondale measure C-C back in '94? also I see a few including this one w/a manitou 3 fork. could so many owners have gone this route independently? 1 1/4 dia. steerer tube.the stem has killer V 900 logo so it must be OEM yet cateloges do not mention the fork ashttp://www.vintagecannondale.com/year/1994/1994.pdf an option.

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    A KV at home in the city:

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    My Killer V BMX Cruiser Project, Now looking for a polished (L)19" or (XL)22" frame..........

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    Killer V 500-Conversion Project
    Klunk on............

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    Quote Originally Posted by irideiam View Post
    My Killer V BMX Cruiser Project, Now looking for a polished (L)19" or (XL)22" frame..........
    One just went up on eBay:

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    Vintage Cannondale Delta V Alloy Hardtail Frame Canti MTB XC Killer V Headshock | eBay

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    Disk brakes and drop bars

    So i have has this frame laying around the house for quite awhile and have toyed with building it back up. the things i wanted for it was a rear disk mount and drop bars. Well, i have gotten off my lazy A$$ and here is the mock up of a work in progress:

    I have it set up with a rear Disk adapter from slackard:
    Cannondale v500 Disc Brake Adapter by slackard on Shapeways

    i haven't drilled and tapped the two mounting holes yet so its just bolted on in the existing rackmount hole for placement.

    i have a KSA Carbon drop bar laying around and slapped that on to get and idea of what it will look like.

    and i put the Headshok DLR 80 and 700C wheel set from my Badboy on it. (Bad Boys got a Lefty now so its happy)

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    Im going to play around with different wheel sets for it. The 700C with skinnys (700X28 Maxis' on them now), a 26' with knobby tires and a 650B (to see what fits)
    As for the drivetrain i'm thinking on either a 2X10 or 1X10.

    the original paint job is in really good condition for such an old frame but i like the flat black on black look of a Bad Boy.
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    Neat concept......I like.

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    I have a 96 Orange Cannondale Killer V700. I've always loved this bike and it looks pretty sweet also. I often thought it would retain value since it was USA made and Cannondale does not produce their bikes in 5 he USA anymore. In all honesty, I hardly used it and when I did, it was mostly street.

    Before I developed a back injury, I spent way too much on getting new parts for the bike. I think they oversold me on the idea that the Bike was going to be worth some good money, so I invested in the idea. I'm pretty sure I was had.

    Now that I want to sell, I have no idea how much I should sell it for. Maybe I should break apart and sell into pieces, idk. Part of me wants to just hold it but all its doing is taking up space since I can't really use it.

    I know the bikes today are far better but are these bikes worth much to anyone, or hardly anything at all? I will post a pic soon

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballistic2 View Post
    I have a 96 Orange Cannondale Killer V700. I've always loved this bike and it looks pretty sweet also. I often thought it would retain value since it was USA made and Cannondale does not produce their bikes in 5 he USA anymore. In all honesty, I hardly used it and when I did, it was mostly street.

    Before I developed a back injury, I spent way too much on getting new parts for the bike. I think they oversold me on the idea that the Bike was going to be worth some good money, so I invested in the idea. I'm pretty sure I was had.

    Now that I want to sell, I have no idea how much I should sell it for. Maybe I should break apart and sell into pieces, idk. Part of me wants to just hold it but all its doing is taking up space since I can't really use it.

    I know the bikes today are far better but are these bikes worth much to anyone, or hardly anything at all? I will post a pic soon

    Thanks

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    A data point:

    Cannondale Delta V700

    This one has been on for about a month, with the price gradually reduced.

    One issue is that once the elastomers type Headsocks which are on most of the Delta/Killer Vs give out, the forks are somewhere between difficult and impossible to repair.

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    BTW, I'm looking for a SMALL killer V frame to build up a bike for my wife.

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    Hanging in my garage. Xo components.. are unused and new....pretty much everything. Large frame.

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    Pic?
    Klunk on............

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    Killer V 900

    Thank you all for posting pics and for this thread!

    Here's mine, freshly and fully rebuilt. I've used this thread as inspiration for about the 6 months it's taken me to scrounge the money then the parts to put it all into what you see here.

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    Killer V 500

    Some more love for the Killer V. Here's my 500. Used mainly for light touring, family rides, and pulling my dog trailer. I love this bike for its light weight, great handling, and stiff, bullet proof frame. The bombers are a bit overkill for what I use it for, but really nice for those unexpected divots and lumps that like to pound the shoulders and neck.

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    Killer V 900

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    I bought mine new in 1996 from the Flying Ball Bicycle company in Hong Kong. Here it is in the original spec a couple of years later outside my apartment building in Tokyo. It was my everything bike - trails on the weekend and daily commuter from Kitazawa-ku to Tennoz Isle. The coda bits are gone. Those carbon fibre elastomer shocks too. So it would be a rebuild with just the frame polished up and with new decals. I see someone else in this thread built their Killer into an "Urban Assault Vehicle". I'd like to do the same. Question: Is their any chance I can put 27.5's on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemandias View Post
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    I bought mine new in 1996 from the Flying Ball Bicycle company in Hong Kong. Here it is in the original spec a couple of years later outside my apartment building in Tokyo. It was my everything bike - trails on the weekend and daily commuter from Kitazawa-ku to Tennoz Isle. The coda bits are gone. Those carbon fibre elastomer shocks too. So it would be a rebuild with just the frame polished up and with new decals. I see someone else in this thread built their Killer into an "Urban Assault Vehicle". I'd like to do the same. Question: Is their any chance I can put 27.5's on this?
    I don't know if you can put on 27.5s.....but awesome bike. You receive 2 thumbs up my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemandias View Post
    I see someone else in this thread built their Killer into an "Urban Assault Vehicle". I'd like to do the same.
    Yup, that was me. I ended up putting a riser bar on the front and took off my old Answer Hyperlite because my neck would hurt after about an hour on the bike. Guess I'm getting old lol

    I'm much more upright on my 29er...doesn't bother me at all. But the old geometry feels pretty aggressive the way you're seated, hence the bar change. Love it with the Schwalbe Kojak slicks.

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    I have been searching some sites and i am completely new here. Just picked up a v500 and want to put front suspension on, I need some help on ones to look for. Not trying to spend crazy money but I am new to the game but am willing to learn.

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    Delta V 1000

    Hi from Australia. Over here, Killer V's were called Delta V's.
    Here's my original 1980's one, which was stolen. I've recently bought a frame from the US, then 'restored it' and updated it a little. Restitution!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon222 View Post
    Hi from Australia. Over here, Killer V's were called Delta V's.
    Here's my original 1980's one, which was stolen. I've recently bought a frame from the US, then 'restored it' and updated it a little. Restitution!
    Nice.....what model Maxxis tires are those?

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    Tyres

    They are Maxxis Crossmark 26x2.1 tyres

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    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVvvv

    here's my Killer V and Delta V




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    Quote Originally Posted by merrill510 View Post
    here's my Killer V and Delta V



    Nice.......I had my Delta V out last weekend. Love this frame.

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    killer V 900 photo

    hello to all. oncewas, that is me. I used to be an avid rider, and sad to say, but I almost washed up..

    So, as I am preparing to move and clean and pack the garage I ran across a purple Killer V900 that has been in there for about 10 years now. DAM that is sad!

    Ive had the bike for about 20 years. Had some really really good times on it..
    But I think its time to let it go. is there a market for this bike? I don't want to just give it away. I would like to sale it ( at a fair price) to someone who m would appreciate it and enjoy it. The components are aged and out dated at this time but the frame is in average? good condition for its age. I am confidant that It has many more good years of riding..
    Does anyone have any input or thoughts on the value of this vintage beauty and /or a good place to post it up FOR SALE?

    Thanks for reading/responding!
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    having probs withpics.. but , it is purple, metallic purple.. Really pretty!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Looking for a killer v 900

    Quote Originally Posted by oncewas View Post
    having probs withpics.. but , it is purple, metallic purple.. Really pretty!
    HI Oncewas are you still selling your killerv I live in the UK
    trying to track one down they are by far one of the best bikes ever made
    i would be glad to give it a good home

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    Hi. yes i still have it

    Quote Originally Posted by LUKE CAGE View Post
    HI Oncewas are you still selling your killerv I live in the UK
    trying to track one down they are by far one of the best bikes ever made
    i would be glad to give it a good home

    hello. yes. I still have the bike and it is for sale.
    not sure if you will get this message

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    OK , I think I'm on the right page now.
    yes, I still have the KILLER V 900.... And it is for sale. although I do not know the value of it, I will look into it.

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    here ya go :)

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