You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
hey what happened to that Caad 10 is better than most carbon bikes thread? I can't find it and its not in trollheim.
Yeah somebody killed it. I had posted in it and then *poof* it's gone.
Selling my CAAD10-5. Just bought a 2012 Shiv.
If anyone in Australia is interested, let me know.
Does anyone know what the stock stem angles on the caad9 are?
6? dope, thanks bikerjp.
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Final build specs...
(w/pedals of course)
-KMC X10SL DLC Black Chain
-Praxis Clover 53/39 Chainrings
-Far & Near Chainring Bolts
-Ultegra SL Crank
-Dura-Ace 7800 Bottom Bracket
-Dura-Ace 7800 12-23 Cassette
-Dura-Ace 7800 Front Derailleur
-Dura-Ace 7800 Rear Derailleur
-Dura-Ace 7800 Shifters
-Dura-Ace 7900 Pedals
-Ultralight CNC Brakes
-SwissStop GHP2 (Green) Brake Pads
-Edge 120mm Stem
-FSA K-Wing Compact 44cm
-Carbon Bar Plugs
-Fizik MicroTex Tape & Gel
-Fizik Antares 00 Saddle
-Woodman Deathgrip SL Ti Seat Post Clamp
-Fizik Cyrano Seatpost (Carbon) [cut 27.2/170mm]
-Edge Composites 1.0 Fork
-Carbon Top Cap
-Cane Creek IS41 9.5mm Headset Upper Assembly
-Carbon Chainstay Protector
-Continental Grand Prix Supersonic Tires
-Continental Race 28 Supersonic Tubes
-2011 Mavic Ksyrium Elite
-KCNC Ti Skewers
$815 for complete '09 bike - $215 (OEM parts sold off) = $600.
I still have the OEM fork/seatpost/brakeset/fr der/wheelset/tires.
Upgrades came out to just under $3400 for a total of $4000.
The "almost done" picture (still waiting on 2 very important bits to come in):
Once it's completed (and we get a nice day), I'm going to put in some miles on it to see if it's better
than the Bonty stem I removed. If it is, it stays. If not, I'm going to match the Bonty to the CAAD9's
BBQ finish with Cannondale Factory Paint and it goes back on; aesthetics be damed. If the Edge survives,
the Bonty will go to CL or eBay.
I'm thinking about taking off the wheel decals next. I don't know. Every time I blacken
something on it, whatever is left on it that is "not" black stands out more. Grrr.
The Edge/Enve is nice, but there is not much gain in weight savings (even cut)
and the clamping system might not support my rail system (7X9 carbon).
I'm married to the Fizik Cyrano post. It'll be a perfect combination with the saddle I have coming in.
I've been thinking of removing the decals because they look so busy on an otherwise austere build.
On the other hand, I have pics with my "plain" Mavic CXP22's and the bike almost looks too plain.
I changed my goal from being murdered-out to finding a balance between the black & silver.
I'm going to look into having custom decals made up (maybe something to match the frame's
lettering design which matches the fork's and the stem's and the tire's style).
Can't decide what color 10-5 I like better, help!
BB is getting creaky…might have to take it in to get it looked at..bummer.
Still the best aluminum bike i've ever owned
All I'm saying is ... large pigs can run faster than you think.
You mean Liquigas? Rabobank don't ride Cannondale.
Cervelo S2 | Zipp | SRAM | Rotor
I wish my CAAD were in those colors (liquigas), but the 9 5 was offered in blue or grey the year I bought one