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    Looking at buying a Cannondale

    I am looking at buying a 98-02 F800-3000. Something along these lines, it is not set in stone. If I could get a deal on a newer model, or just find a frame for a reasonable price, I would do that too.


    The thing is, I want to swap out parts and make this a city commuter. I have been trying to find out what parts on these bikes are different from every other manufacturer (aka headset/headtube and bottom bracket?) and if I can get around these issues, or I should scrap the idea entirely.


    I have never owned a Cannondale, but always liked them.

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    The only things that are different are the headset, headshok fork and stem.
    But there are after market headsets available which allow you to use a traditional 1 1/8 steerer suspension fork/stem combo too.
    Keep us updated on your project....F series makes a real nice commuter bike.
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    Thanks, and will do! I am pretty excited, but I also might go with a road bike instead, I am weighing my options. Decisions decisions.


    How hard are Lefty's and Headshoks to sell? I will end up getting a bike with one or the other, and plan on switching to a rigid front fork.

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    Get a road bike w/ drop bars for commuting. Flat bars are for the woods. IMO of course.
    My one says BRAP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plume
    Get a road bike w/ drop bars for commuting. Flat bars are for the woods. IMO of course.
    I have ridden MTB's my whole life, and never road bikes. Sorta worried about hitting the brakes quickly with drop bars, especially since I live in NYC. Am I just being paranoid?

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