New but already broken
So I started looking for a new road bike back in the spring for a 50th b-day present.
Last new road bike purchase was a Centurion Ironman back in 1987.
Thought I needed a comfort bike as I'm getting on in years and not very flexible so I test rode all the usual suspects over the summer(Roubaix,Synapse,Domane, Defy etc.)
None really wowed me and some handled pretty sluggish.
Most of my rides are short and fast(for me...)so I tried the racier frames and just loved the CAAD far and away more than any of the others.
No idea how it happened but after three weeks and eight rides I have a big dent/crease on the drive side chainstay.
Maybe I bought a lemon as my research led me to believe these frames are pretty robust.
Anyway the bike still looks pretty.
I know when I crashed out of a race a couple of years ago as I was inspecting my bike my heart skipped a beat when I saw that as well.
If it's not in that area, seemingly minor impacts have been shown to do some serious damage to aluminum frames as well. With thin walls and light weights, that's the price we have to pay.
Last edited by alpha_bravo; 11-18-12 at 08:51 PM.
I'ts definitely damaged.
I posted about it here:
2005 Giant TCR Aero1 Fixed Gear
2006 Specialized Rockhopper
1987 Centurion Iroman
1983 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport
1981 Raleigh Super Course
1974 Raleigh Folder
1972 Crescent Pepita Special
Apologies for the instagram filter, but rode it 90 miles today. Smooth as butter and fast as hell.
Anyone know what kind of shifting cable adjusters come on the CAAD10? My old CAAD used those inline barrel adjusters, and I absolutely hated them - they never worked properly. It seems the constraints are even worse on the new bikes, because the shifter cables are wrapped under the bar tape. I saw one custom pic of inline adjusters installed just after the cables exit the bar tape, but it looks cramped and difficult to access - check out the pic here http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...o/IMG_1987.jpg. And, as mentioned, I'd prefer to steer away from the inline version - but I don't see how any other type would work.
Do those come with the frame?
Man, I kind of regret getting Fizik Microtex bartape. **** is not forgiving at all, hands get sore pretty damn quick now, even w/ gel-padded gloves.
2012 Cannondale CAAD10 3
Anyone have issues with Yokozuna and inline adjusters?
Think the Sram adjusters are rebadged Jagwires.