Replacing Air Shock to make Hardtail

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Replacing Air Shock to make Hardtail

Postby Grampa » Tue Aug 20, 2013 20:14 pm

Cannondale Super V with Fox Vanilla air shock. I want to convert it to a hardtail. Is there a suitable piece of metal available or should I just improvise?

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Re: Replacing Air Shock to make Hardtail

Postby cooldad » Tue Aug 20, 2013 20:18 pm

It's not designed for it, so you will likely destroy the bearings/linkages.
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Re: Replacing Air Shock to make Hardtail

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Tue Aug 20, 2013 20:41 pm

Wow that's a retro machine!
I'd say leave it as it is, and save up to get a modern, cheap hardtail. It will be far lighter than the Canny, and will ride far better to boot.

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Re: Replacing Air Shock to make Hardtail

Postby Thelonegroover » Wed Aug 21, 2013 09:27 am

Agree with Mcgee, hey that rimes.
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Re: Replacing Air Shock to make Hardtail

Postby wormishere » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:27 am

Didn't they have a DH version of the Super V - I had posters of that and a San Andreas on my wall!

**Edit - this was the Cannondale DH bike I was thinking of. Utterly bonkers! There is a good article about the thing here: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/cannondale ... -2012.html

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Re: Replacing Air Shock to make Hardtail

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:41 am

wormishere wrote:Didn't they have a DH version of the Super V - I had posters of that and a San Andreas on my wall!

Maybe, but if so, it would have been back when DH bikes were basically the same as a good full suss XC bike today, except they weighed twice as much :lol:
Canondale had some pretty "out there" DH bikes in their time.

Ah, now you've edited it, no, that's not really a super-v!
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Re: Replacing Air Shock to make Hardtail

Postby wormishere » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:01 pm

Haha, exactly! You can't really say Cannondale follow the herd! Apparently the fork on the bike above is basically 2 Lefty's bolted together.

I wouldn't be surprised if they thought the more weight the better back then. My friend had one of the orignal Kona Stab Deluxe's with Marzocchi Monster T's - it weighed close to 40lb I think. I seem to remember the Giant ATX1 1's were not exactly light either.


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