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Old 07-25-10, 05:22 PM   #26
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To think I thought I got a deal with my $25 nashbar pedals!!
Hey, I bought three Servizio Corse sew-ups for my Ciocc for only $50 from Yellow Jersey in Madison, WI so I believe I got a great deal too!
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Old 07-25-10, 05:58 PM   #27
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I may change the gearing. It comes with a 50/34 chainring set up and I think I would do better with a 48/32 if they are available.
Not sure what cassette comes on it but it is probably an SRAM 9 speed 12/26 (according to the Cannondale web site).
If that is the case I think you can get an 11-32 from Bike tires direct for about $36.
You should be able to climb just about anything with 34 in the front and 32 in the back as long as your DR can take up the slack.
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Old 07-26-10, 09:11 PM   #28
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I too like the looks of that bike and the red bar tape. OTOH I do not think the compact crank is a very good trade for the tripple. For gentle terrain the 34 tooth will be fine, but when the hills get really hard, you will want that 30 tooth chainring.
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Old 07-27-10, 04:08 AM   #29
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"Not sure what cassette comes on it but it is probably an SRAM 9 speed 12/26 (according to the Cannondale web site)."

Actually this is a ten speed cassette with the low gear being a 27. Perhaps my best way to go is, as you suggest, a cassette with a low of 32 but from appearance I will need to change the RD.
In Florida it is not like I can pop over to the local hill and try it out. I have been doing some bridge climbs from a dead stop to get a feeling for the low ratio but I'm sure it isn't the same.

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Old 07-27-10, 07:02 AM   #30
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bykemike, While we can often make a slightly small frame fit, it's much more difficult to get a slightly large frame just right, IMHO. Good purchase.

Near the end of '97 I went to my LBS with an ad in Bicycling for a new Trek MTB asking if he had any. He had just recieved the ordering info the day before and since Trek had changed their MTB sizing he ordered me two. A few days later it arrived, I picked which one and I'm still happy with it.

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