- Cannondale F800 Lefty
After a post-ride pub discussion about older bikes & past racing days. I’m now prowling t”net for the above in an XL. 😀 Anyone ever owned one? What was the lefty like? Anyone have one taking up space they want to shift? F&F ? What ‘old’ bikes do you dream about riding/owning? Hopefully this discussion will see me through tonight’s night shift!!!!! 😉Posted 3 years agobearnecessitiesSubscriber
I’ve done the RC200 thing twice now, both were minters, sadly sold but to great homes.
An explosif pro (the one with the metallic black paint) seems to ellude me; it’s like the bike never existed.
Also quite fancy a ’94 stumpy in forest green.
On the Cannondale front, had a grey M500 with RC35s, ringle, middleburn, renthal etc; stupid light even by current standards.
However I’d not go down the ‘minter’ route again as I personally was petrified of scratching them, which isn’t really how it should be.Posted 3 years agoracefaceec90Member
i had an F800 (the matt black one) with lefty.
sold in a moment of stupidity (which i have always regretted).
the lefty was bloody fab (and if i had a pound for every time someone commented that my bike only had one fork leg,i could have bought another one).
wish i could get it back again (my bike as it was before i sold it 🙁Posted 3 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
Had an F900 sx lefty from 2000 – good, but those were early days for the leftys, you wouldn’t want to ride a lefty of that vintage now IMO. Cracked the bike and got a CAAD5 replacement – now that was a frame! Would ride one today absolutely no bother, exceptional design.Posted 3 years ago
Had several leftys over the years – an old dlr2 from around mid 2000s would be fine if it was in good order. They’re very durable if you look after them.bonchanceMember
Hardtails: slack, steel, (29?!), compliant, springy, ho hum..
Nothing recently has usurped an erstwhile Lefty equipped CAAD4-MTN disc. In White no less.
Maybe it’s just nostalgia though.
A good long EC70 with Ti railed flite alike was vital to make it a keeper though!
But I did think vert pro basics were mutts nuts as well.Posted 3 years ago
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