Throwback thursday

That bike will never be forgotten. I bought it 2006 as a frameset, sold it and bought it again in 2009, sold it and bought it again in 2012. and sold it 😦

That was my first mtb which I started my racing ”career”, it was my first Cannondale.

And it’s so well made in so many good ways. Really liked that Fatty fork. Really liked to be able to ride a 2×9 and 10 drivetrain with a Shimano Dura-Ace front derailleur. Really liked the light and clean wiring. Really liked to be able to use a road crankset on a mtb for it as a winterbike. Really liked to get it work with 28″ Mavic Reflex rims and Challenge Grifo 32mm tubulars.

Thanks to that bike I learnt a lot about biking but also as a mechanic because it had many different parts. Weight weenie style like on the picture with Tune King hub, New Ultimate handlear, Extralite barends, Aerozine QR, KCNC seatpost, Dura-Ace 7800 front derailleur, Tuned Sram Rival rear derailleur.

I miss that bike…

Throwback Thursday

Found a couple of old pictures from 2007 and 2008. 2007 in Landskrona racing for Åstorps CK:

DSC_7281 Jonas på språng DSC_7287 - Jonas igen

And from Borås CA’s mtb race in 2008:

jonas varvar

And in the first climb of Mörksuggejakten 2008:


Just for fun I will add a picture from Ymerracet 2009 too. Look at the bike 😉

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It’s a bit funny too. At the race in Borås in 2008 I bought the Drylane Bib’s seen at Mörksuggejakten 2008 from Allebike from which I have a bottle from on the first two pictures in 2007 ;). As it was wet and muddy at Ymerracet 2009 (was on a saturday) and I didn’t had any mudtires I ordered a pair on Facebook late friday evening from Allebike too. Great store that really are into racing 😀

My best bike, ever!

Some bikes you like but after you sold them you never think about them again, no memories, no love. It doesn’t have to with price but more how you liked it before, special relationship.

If you know me you probably know which bike I will write about already. It got a blogpost with it’s history before: Historypost

Last time I owned it it was my best winterbike I’ve had:

A winterbike with parts from Tune, Extralite, New Ultimate and Shimano Dura-Ace.

17th november 2013 was the last time I rode it. Then borrowed from the new owner and rebuilt a bit with Fox fork and 27,5″ wheels:

The frameset is from 2003 but I still like it. Some things never get old 🙂

World Championships and some training

Today is the real world champion day, women elite at 11 and men elite at 15. Look at it here: Sports-livez

I will miss the women’s race as I’m going out cycling but hopefully I can see all mens race. Changed handlebar for a 60cm flat New Ultimate yesterday and mounted a pair of nice Extralite Cyberends and some comfy bar tape 🙂


Hittade en riktigt fin sida jag tänkte tipsa er som kör Cannondale om. Leo’s Wheels

Kollar ni in Marco Aurelio Fontanas cykel som det skrivs lite på på så verkar lite delar komma ifrån den butiken t.ex.

Det häftigaste tycker jag är den grymt snygga och slimmade styrstammen. Leonardi Racing Stem heter den i verkligheten och ser ut så här:

Finns i längder mellan 80 och 130mm med en lutning på antingen 5 grader som på bilden här eller 15 grader som den Fontana kör med. Kostar 120€ så inte jättebillig. Vet tyvärr inte vad den väger.

Nästa grej som jag fastnade för på Leo’s Wheels var deras remote lock-out till Lefty.

Rätt smart och enkel pryl om man inte vill släppa styret och inte äger en Lefty Elo. Kostar 110€. Båda dessa saker och en del annat finns på butikens hemsida om ni klickar på Leo Racing i menyn.