E54s Quiver (LOOK 496, SL6 and some CAADs)

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    After fetching it in a hurry at night and looking at it the next day, I was not too sure whether this was a great idea to be frank:

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  • Quick parts bin mockup

    Needs proper cleaning and tires

    Happy tho 🤝

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  • Tires arrived

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  • Great story! Love this fork too !!

  • Many thanks!

    Little progress (but at least some progress)

    • Changed crankset to black LX and noted that the BB needs replacement, too
    • Swapped saddle, seatpost, seatpost clamp to black
    • Swapped to black grips and modern pedals
    • Cleaned the remaining drivetrain a bit


    Mounting tyres
    Replacing silver cantis with black LX
    Find 1x chainring

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  • Helllll yessss! Stridsland chainring? Assuming the cranks are 94 BCD?

  • @e54 you can get stridsland chainrings at gutenbiken 😉

  • @Eingang @vpCogworks

    I fear the LX cranks are 110? At least they are larger than the CODAs i removed

  • Can be, the first 560 LX were indeed 110. That means plenty of options for cheap though. :)

  • Tiny progress while having an hour off from child maintenance:

    • lx brakes mounte
    • Tyres swapped
    • Drivetrain cleaned
    • Temporary 1x chainring mounted

    To dos

    • replace BB
    • find black lx/coda wheelset
    • Find LX shifter/brake unit (7/8x depending on wheelset)
    • Install chain


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  • Overall status:


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  • Looking good. Budget option for 110 N/W rings here

  • Thanks mate

    Not sure if there was also 104 back then?

    Havent had time to measure precisely 🥵

  • Not sure if I ever owned such a fun bike 🤹🏻♂️

    Chain didnt come off so for now i am ignoring the n/w chainring options

    Sachs gripshift thingy has to be replaced by thumb shifter tho. Takes too much of that golden bar

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    Found a nice wheelset (coming next week)

    And switched for a boxier stem to make handling even more compact

    Fun 🤡

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  • And here you can see my current fixed gear collection

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  • Just some red details captured with my old iphone 🥴

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  • Switched back to flat

    Some pics

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  • Black wheels cleaned & mounted

    I always find it surprising(ly annoying) that people do not clean their shit before selling/shipping it.

    I would never do this, even if its a €10 item

    But maybe I am way too oldschool 👨🏼🦳

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  • Wow looks super clean! Love the ergostem

  • News on the M800* Beast of the East*

    While I was of the opinion To have turned some kind of very small vintage cdale into a dirtbike, i did some research today.

    I found out that this particular model was developed together with Martyn Ashton for technical runs (cannondale marketing language: “eats technical trails for lunch”) and trial action.

    I think my particular model is from 1996

    It features a higher BB, a slack seat tube for tricks, and they tried to make it as light and compact as possible.

    Bottom line, I guess this is something like an early dirtbike

    So after all, I feel a bit lucky to have scored this thing from around the corner 🤞🏼🤞🏼

    Heres a new photo in its natural habitat and some google/catalog pics

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  • Picsss

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  • Lil fun today

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  • Nu cranxx for dat look

    Ano 7710 w/ etched logos

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E54s Quiver (LOOK 496, SL6 and some CAADs)

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