1997 VOLVO CANNONDALE CAAD3 "Team"

Story of the bike

I received this bike from our former Luxembourgish DH national champ JP Drucker (who's son is a pro at Bora Hansgrohe). He had bought it directly from the team manager Charlie Livermore at the 1997 World Championships in Chateau-d'Oex. Charlie used the bike to ride around at that time. When I recently asked Charlie, he said it was a Dowhillers XC bike, most likely Missy Giove, but he doesn't know for sure. 

Missy used to race a similar bike at the Hawai stage race or the Cactus Cup. The flags are representing all the riders nations. The same or a similar bike was also on display during WC events (see additional photos).

The Avid Arch Supreme brakes are special, as those have the plastic knob over the arch center adjusting screw and the levers are also matte black. I only found these type of brakes on team bikes as the knob was replaced with a metal one and the levers were black gloss on any other standard production brakes. 

The bike is mostly original, although some of the parts got replaced over the years, some came off other team bikes. 

The parts on race bikes always changed with riders preferences, race courses or when testing new prototypes. 

 

Frame production date: 11/1996

Serial #: HK 51-0302 14357 210318 7VOLVOS

Color: Viper Red

Frame size: 16,5" CC / 18,5" CT

Frame material: Alcoa Alcalyte Aluminium

Rear shock: -

 

Headset: Cane Creek

Fork: Headshock Fatty 70

BB: Coda Magic Motorcycle

Crankset: Coda Magic Motorcycle 175mm no logo

Chainrings: Coda Magic Motorcycle

Pedals: Shimano M747

Cassette: Sachs Powerglide 8-speed 11-28

Chain: Sachs SC-M55, 1/2 x 3/32"

Shifters: Sachs Powergrips Wavey Design

FD: Sachs Quartz

RD: New Success

Brake levers: Avid SD Ultimate V (Matte)

Brakes: Avid Arch Supreme (Plastic Bolt)

Brake pads: Ceramic Pads

Hubs: Mavic Crossmax

Spokes: Mavic Crossmax (DT?)

Rims: Mavic Crossmax Shrader Valve

Skewers: Mavic

F. tire: IRC Mythos XC 2.1F

R. tire: IRC Mythos XC 2.1R

Stem: Headshok (painted to match the frame)

Handlebars: Club Roost IDB 50

Grips: Sachs

Bar ends: Onza Ti

Seat post: Syncros alloy

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Black/Yellow

Seat collar: Coda silver

 

 

1997 Team Riders

 

Ashton, Martyn - GBR
 Bonnand, Cyrille - FRA
 Giove, Missy - USA
 Juarez, David - USA
 Leuchs, Kashi - NZL
 Nabeshima, Kenichi - JPN
 Rockwell, Myles - USA
 Saiz Castane, Óscar - ESP
 Sonier, Kim - USA
 Stropparo, Annabella - ITA
Sydor, Alison - CAN

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