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    Cannondale Caffeine 4SL

    Hello, I'm new here, I'm from Belgium (Antwerp). After riding for more than 7 years with a C'dale F1000 I've thought it was time for a new one. Because I was really satisfied of the F1000 I've descided to buy a Cannondale again. It's a Caffeine 4SL. I've changed a few things, the heavy SRAM rear cogs has been changed with a lighter Shimano XT one, the saddle is a BBB BSD-08, the Fizik looks like a saddle bag, the Pro PLT seatpost is also new, the original one was from cannondale. I've also painted the stem red.

    Here's a video of me playing with the bike: http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=DAzbXZaDTY8

    More specifications and pictures you find here: http://www.pbase.com/jakuel/cannonda...feine_4sl_2007

    And here some pics:





    And the the old F1000 vs. the new 4SL


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    Thats you? Thats awesome. I was watching that vid a week ago..lol..good stuff. Im getting a caffeine 3 and will build it up as my skill increases

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    Beautiful bike!

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    Updated!
    A pair of Mavic Crossmax SLR wheels






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    so nice...

    any pics of it dirty though? i like dirty pics

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    On request, a dirt pic!


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    Shexy..
    The stem's s'posed to be like that ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickyJ View Post
    Shexy..
    The stem's s'posed to be like that ya?
    yes, in the manual I believe the mounting option he chose is called "face plant facilitator" ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakkel View Post
    Hello, I'm new here, I'm from Belgium (Antwerp). After riding for more than 7 years with a C'dale F1000



    you take excellent care of your bikes. that F1000 looks to be in great condition
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    Definately lovely, but doesn't the neg rise stem throw your weight right over the front wheel? (perhaps followed by the rest of your body?)
    You've got skills for sure, but even so..
    The bar clamp makes it look even more like it's on upside down.
    Just asking..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickyJ View Post
    Definately lovely, but doesn't the neg rise stem throw your weight right over the front wheel? (perhaps followed by the rest of your body?)
    You've got skills for sure, but even so..
    The bar clamp makes it look even more like it's on upside down.
    Just asking..
    Cannondale hardtail headtubes are the exact same size regardless of frame size. Unlike regular frames where the headtube sizes vary with the size of the frame, the Cannondale frames are identical. This is because the Headshok only comes in one size as the internal springs, air and bushings are inside the steerer tube.

    Sooo...for shorter people, they must use a negative rise stem. I'm rather tall, but have messed around with negative rise stems(by flipping my regular stem). Handling is a little more twitchy but you get used to the steerer tube and lockout being in your face.

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    aha..

    I'm 6'4" meself, and I can easily picture flipping right over that bar going downhill or with slight front brake misjudgement..
    Still reckon it's a little too negative, but hey, each to their own. If it works, it works.

    Shtill Shexxxy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post
    yes, in the manual I believe the mounting option he chose is called "face plant facilitator" ;-)
    It serves a dual purpose, actually. It's a "testicular rupture ensurer" too.

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