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    Cunningham #10D

    Sorry for the weak pics folks. Light was not ideal but it was one of the few moments when it was not raining.

    Here it is. Cunningham Racer #10D. I'm the original owner. Put down the deposit and waited a year to get it. Built with clearance for 2.5" tires. Original toggle cam linkages here:
    Some Intersting Cunningham Parts

    Switched over the new cam system when Charlie improved on the design.

    Wider flange front hub. BB brake cable routing accommodates traditional roller cams and toggle cams. I have the Suntour XC Pro pedals that I originally used but one of the cages is broken. Calling doctor DoubleCentury!

    I had not been on this bike in a long time and had forgotten how well it rides. Just an amazing machine.
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    More pics.
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    Lo and behold, she graced us with her presence.

    Simply beautiful.

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    And more pics.
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    A few more.
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    Another batch.
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    Final batch.
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    Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bing! View Post
    Lo and behold, she graced us with her presence.

    Simply beautiful.
    Glad you like.

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    5 speed freewheel FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    5 speed freewheel FTW!
    LOL! Actually it's a seven speed.

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    That is a complete beaut. I have 11D and those bikes are so refined, so nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig View Post
    That is a complete beaut. I have 11D and those bikes are so refined, so nice.
    Thank you. Coming from someone like you (someone that owns numerous Hams), it means a lot. I hear you were in Toronto this summer. Wish I'ld known earlier. Would have been nice to go out with a fellow Ham owner and talk shop.

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    I'll be back in Toronto soon enough. Based on the weather we might be able to bomb the Don or at least kill some Tall Boys!

    I had some great Don riding when I was last in the city, even though I had some run-ins with aggressive raccoons.


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    Gush, supersweet bike!
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    If you make it this way, make sure you drop me a line. I have some great stories about the shops and scene around here from mid 80s to early 90s. Very exciting times and some exceptional shops. And no better way to reminisce than over a few pints!

    BTW, beautiful pic. I remember riding the Don in the 80s - what a fun series of trails.

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    Thank you SO much for posting these pictures, MO. What a gorgeous bike. Just fantastic. Thanks once more.

    Love that it's dirty, too. Attaboy.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Dave View Post
    Thank you SO much for posting these pictures, MO. What a gorgeous bike. Just fantastic. Thanks once more.

    Love that it's dirty, too. Attaboy.

    Dave
    Glad you like A.

    As for the dirt, I tried to wipe off most of it for the pics, but the truth is I always saw the bike as something to ride. Lube the bearings, cable and chain and just brush off the most of the mud and dirt. I always felt it was in keeping with the spirit of the bike.

    I kinda wish I had been riding more in the last few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossey Oak View Post
    If you make it this way, make sure you drop me a line. I have some great stories about the shops and scene around here from mid 80s to early 90s. Very exciting times and some exceptional shops. And no better way to reminisce than over a few pints!

    BTW, beautiful pic. I remember riding the Don in the 80s - what a fun series of trails.
    Like Bikenergy and Spinning Wheels, maybe?

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    Great bike and great set of photos. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great pics!... Thanks for sharing.

    My bike/story is similar: first/only owner of #15D. 2.5" tire and 118mm hub option like yours. For me, it has remained in the prime rotation of "rider" bikes all these years and is still my overall favorite.

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    Action shot from earlier today (Skeggs group ride, photo courtesy Joe Steel):


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    Original Owners...It was super fun to meet you 15D at the Biketoberfest and geek out on the Trailmaster with you and the other guys....
    I don't know why anyone would or could part with their Charlie Bike other than dire financial reasons...

    Keep an eye out for my buddy Judd's Ham that has been missing for about 2 years now?
    15D, do you know the # of his? I can't remember right now. I'm pretty sure it is a D also.
    I think about a 1991? The years are melting together.
    He was the original owner in that the bike was actually made for our boss/friend but $ issues passed the bike to Judd and Pete didn't get to ride it. (Pete owns a Trailmaster though... poor guy) We did some major tree work at CC's house for that bike.
    Hopefully it hasn't been recycled in Oakland or something.

    Here is a pic from the Biketoberfest of an earlier Ham...This bike was one of the owners major purchases after she had sold her house.
    She bought a Charlie Bike and $500.00 of lingerie. She said she got way more pleasure from the use of the bike. This has been her favorite bike for years.
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    Not trying to be a buzz kill, but what's up with this?
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    Chasing bears through the woods drunk with a dull hatchet is strongly not advised

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    Not trying to be a buzz kill, but what's up with this?
    I know. Fuk, i have to clean that lens. The joys of having two dogs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    Like Bikenergy and Spinning Wheels, maybe?
    Yeah, those would be two. You can't forget Johny Calladine's (sp) CycleLogic.

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    Sorry, late to the party, great bike! I'm glad all those cracks I saw were just animal hairs. Kinda gross but clean it up and I won't gag anymore. I'm glad you're riding it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Sorry, late to the party, great bike! I'm glad all those cracks I saw were just animal hairs. Kinda gross but clean it up and I won't gag anymore. I'm glad you're riding it again.
    Two Rottweilers shed a surprising amount of dog hair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossey Oak View Post
    Yeah, those would be two. You can't forget Johny Calladine's (sp) CycleLogic.
    I'll never forget CycleLogic... The keg fridge in the basement called the Sales Mangler, being loaned - as a 16 year old - $3000-$5000 pieces of 1988-era exotica to bomb around the cemetery on: IRD, American, Klein, Cameron, Ritchey, Fisher, my first ride on a Fat... Some great times there for sure and a crazy, fun bunch of guys. I mentioned the shop in a post here once and John PM'ed me. So he still lurks...

    Yours remains the one and only Cunningham I've actually laid hands on - not a ton of them above the 49th parallel - and, though I recall the ribbing some at Spinning Wheels gave you about the unconventional welds, timeline and the cost way back then, it remains one of my favourite bikes ever.

    Funny part about the price: add up all the bikes I've bought trying to find something as perfect for the last 20-odd years and I'm probably at 5 or 6 times the cost of doing it right the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    I'll never forget CycleLogic... The keg fridge in the basement called the Sales Mangler, being loaned - as a 16 year old - $3000-$5000 pieces of 1988-era exotica to bomb around the cemetery on: IRD, American, Klein, Cameron, Ritchey, Fisher, my first ride on a Fat... Some great times there for sure and a crazy, fun bunch of guys. I mentioned the shop in a post here once and John PM'ed me. So he still lurks...

    Yours remains the one and only Cunningham I've actually laid hands on - not a ton of them above the 49th parallel - and, though I recall the ribbing some at Spinning Wheels gave you about the unconventional welds, timeline and the cost way back then, it remains one of my favourite bikes ever.

    Funny part about the price: add up all the bikes I've bought trying to find something as perfect for the last 20-odd years and I'm probably at 5 or 6 times the cost of doing it right the first time.
    Cool post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Cool post.
    Agreed.

    Those were special times Matt. I kinda miss 'em. ****, I feel old.

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    What's the BB height on those Cunninghams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Cool post.
    Great post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossey Oak View Post
    Agreed.

    Those were special times Matt. I kinda miss 'em. ****, I feel old.
    Yeah, very cool post. Reminds me of my early days working at a shop. Sales Mangler! Fun times.

    Very cool bike, Mossy Oak!

    I've got #10, 4-5 yrs older than yours.

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    You have #010 don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    What's the BB height on those Cunninghams?
    Hey C!

    I can't remember the actual height but I do remember discussing with Charlie what tire size I would normally use (1.95 - 2.5) so he could adjust the BB height accordingly.

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    Absolutely beautiful!
    blah, blah, blah..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    What's the BB height on those Cunninghams?
    The 1991 Infopac (1991) in which the D series bikes were described states: "The BB height will be set within the 11.4" to 11.9" range based on your size and some other considerations."

    On my #15D, it's right at 11.9" when running the Specialized 2.5" tires the bike was designed for.

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    The Cunningham I rode with the 11.8" bb height was awful...but then I went to the 11.65" bb height and the entire bike changed! What a delight!
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    haha! I never understood the BB height discussion. Changes with tires, air pressure....the tides, the weather.

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    The Cunningham police are on their way for both of your bikes, blasphemers.

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    Wait till I get a tension disk for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig View Post
    You have #010 don't you?
    yes, sorry, #010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    yes, sorry, #010
    You had BP's heart rate up all afternoon.

    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    What's the BB height on those Cunninghams?
    ColkerVision fail.

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    beauty!

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    A dream bike:-)
    Only a dream:-(

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    Please ditch the duct tape.

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    Will do.

    The ones on the BB are to protect the grease ports. The seatpost is to mark the height as i have the WTB pump stored in the post.

    Headtube is to keep the brake cable from cutting a groove.

    Will swap with something less visible. But the truth is that the tape just works. Definitely not pretty, but effective. In fact, when the bike arrived Charlie had put a piece of duct tape on the seat stay bridge vent hole.

    And this was a bike I used as a daily driver (rider) for years.

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    The duct tape is awesome! Classic C'Ham style using what works well for the job. Use maybe electrical tape, but the duct tape blends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    The duct tape is awesome! Classic C'Ham style using what works well for the job. Use maybe electrical tape, but the duct tape blends.
    Thanks R. I used to use electrical tape but it did not stay on as well. In the end duct tape seemed like most simple and effective solution.

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