I had a Caldera years ago. It was a real blast to ride vs. aluminum or the early dualies. I remember just the joy or feeling like a kid again on steel.
Yes. I love my Hahanna. After this season I'll be upgrading all the components to something as modern as I can justify.Love the old Konas. My '95 Lava Dome has been through a few different builds, and I'm about to build it back up. That steel just rides so smoothly.
Check the FB swap/sale pages for cycling and MTB. You can pick up an XT 1x10 or 2x10 drivetrain for under $100, and you don;t need new wheels or hubs.Yes. I love my Hahanna. After this season I'll be upgrading all the components to something as modern as I can justify.
I like your style My drop bar beast:I am old... school. I know that the new bikes with marginally good components are light years ahead of what I have. My problem is resource allocation. I have kids that are growing like weeds and need their own rides, so I upgraded my CX drivetrain. The leftover cassette, rear derailleur, bar end shifter and bars ended up on the incomplete Bonty OR. I ditched the 3x crank and bought a new to me 32 tooth 1x. It was more of an experiment to get back on a functional MTB but it rides well and quite honestly I might just leave it this way. I don’t ride the way I used too. Especially not on this.
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Cool info! That definitely was a great time period for them.I like the setup. Love the Cannondale aluminum. In a micro etched cross section, under a microscope, the metal looks almost uniform through the whole joint. It has great grain structure.
I had the privilege of working for a small company that benchmarked metal structures in welded bicycle joints. I distinctly remember the mid 90s Cannondales.