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    New Bike Day!!

    Thursday was "new bike day" for me. Went and picked up my new road bike. It's a 2007 Cannondale CAAD8. Super smooth ride. I had ridden a Trek in the same price range, and a Cannondale CAAD9 priced slightly higher. In the end, the Cannondale Lifetime frame warrenty, sleek black paint, and killer price settled me on the CAAD8. Promptly replaced the arrowhead of a stock seat (Selle San Marco Ponza) with the Brooks B17 Imperial I am testing.



    I was a tad worried about the low spoke count, and the driveside radial lacing on the rear. But we will see how they hold up. The Shimano wheelset has a pretty good v section to it. It might hold up fine.

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    looks good!

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    Great bike and congratulations! Now go put some miles on it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenseth03 View Post
    Now go put some miles on it!!
    You dont have to tell me twice. I've already got a set 10 miler I do at the very least with options to extend above and beyond depending how I feel on the individual ride.

    It may just be a placebo effect, but my average speed on the loop bumped to 17mph from 15 on the first ride.

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    Now that's a real beauty. Best of luck with the new bike.

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    Very nice ride you got there, enjoy the new bike smell!

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    Bike looks great. I'm sure your going to have many great miles on it!

    PS: How many times do we need to see "Cannondale" on one side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Nerve View Post
    Bike looks great. I'm sure your going to have many great miles on it!

    PS: How many times do we need to see "Cannondale" on one side?
    As fast as japollner is going, they need to put it on several times so you will have a chance to read it as he flies by!
    Excellent on the new ride and double excellent on the increase in speed!
    Maybe a new bike is just what I need...... Honey, are you listening?
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    That's a great looking bike you have there, have fun.
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