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    Cunningham Roadbike c. 1982

    Something neat and finally together. Even the bar and stem are Mavic!

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    More info please! Too cool...
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    This has been a labor of love worked that another forum member and I collaborated on. The bike has had a pretty rough life and when we got it, it was a frame, seatpost, bb, fork and wheelset.

    I bought a donor bike on some CL to get most the new group and the tires, I think. Guys on a vintage road forum helped supply weird small parts like the extra long Mavic brake bolt that was needed for the rear brake and the Wolber Super Champion Gentleman rims that will go on the clincher wheelset. Charlie himself provided and extra set of hubs and redid the bb which ws rough. It is rippin, in my opinion!

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    And yea, you have a good parts donor when...

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    Omfg!!!!!!!

    several dreams in life...the mtbis and this one is the other :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Something neat and finally together. Even the bar and stem are Mavic!
    Jt

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    Super cool!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Outstanding!


    You're a lucky bugger Noah.



    Some up close detail shots would be awsome...c'mon don't make me beg.




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    More here. Beware, the original owner got a little hot and horny with the buffer, unfortunately.
    http://www.oldschoolmtb.com/v/cunningham-31/

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    Colorado pics?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    Certainly not NYC

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    Interesting, no one's complaining about the roadie content on this one

    That's one hot ride Noah, glad it went to a loving home!!
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    Well..howzit ride?
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    I want to see that one on a tour of Japan.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Not a big fan of road bikes

    But that one kinda crosses the line

    Very Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot
    Well..howzit ride?
    Sadly my partner in crime is the one that gets to ride it - its too big for me. If anyone finds a 52.5cm Cunningham roadbike, please drop me a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Sadly my boyfriend in crime is the one that gets to ride it - its too big for me. If anyone finds a 52.5cm Cunningham roadbike, please drop me a PM.
    Forget that! PM me if you have a Cunningham for sale.

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    Very nice, now I will have to widen my search to include Road bikes.
    Hey wait a minute, Wed. is trash day

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    Its awesome but you gotta fix the cable routing on that rear brake. The housing is supposed to go OVER the handlebar on its way to the TT. I assume you knew that already just cant stand not pointing out those naggy litle things. If it werent for that you would have yourself a keeper.

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    Except the cable stops are mounted on the BOTTOM of the toptube.

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    Beautiful and timeless

    It's really interesting how Cunningham bikes, road and mountain, look perfectly modern today, except maybe the downtube shifters . Never a fan of those but they are lightweight. I never saw a Cunningham bike when they were current model year bikes but I wonder how different or unusual they looked back then? The bare aluminum finish was also a very striking look back then I imagine. It was at least the first time I saw it on a bare GT Zaskar in the early nineties.

    I remember back around 1982 or 1983 I was drooling over the lightweight fat tubed aluminum Klein road bikes in the Klein catalog. I had never seen anything like them but I knew they were on to something cool with those unusual looking fat tubed aluminum frames. They hadn't yet made a mountain bike at that time and at that time I had never heard of or imagined that mountain bikes existed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Sadly my partner in crime is the one that gets to ride it - its too big for me. If anyone finds a 52.5cm Cunningham roadbike, please drop me a PM.
    You'll do a trade if I find one? That is my size!

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    ohsoHOT!
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    I've got some prototype Weyless pedals that would be very horny on that thing!

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    I just got rid of some NOS Mavic pedals that would have been perfect for that thing!
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    Those shifters are hot by the way!

    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    More here. Beware, the original owner got a little hot and horny with the buffer, unfortunately.
    http://www.oldschoolmtb.com/v/cunningham-31/
    I had (and may still have somewhere) a pair of those. Mine were Simplex brand though I think though I understand they later became Mavic brand shifters. They are so simple(x) and minimal looking and light too.
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