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
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
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