Nice ride SushiJoe ^^^
Nice ride SushiJoe ^^^
Soon to join the cult. LBS has a leftover CAAD9-4 (in BBQ black ) and I'm putting it on layaway next weekend - if the Mrs. didn't spend too much money Black Friday shopping that is.... Will need to go with a heavier duty wheelset for sure since I am classified as an Uber-Clyde. Any recommendations on a budget?
Well, I'm lovin' the caad. I was a bit worried about buying a racing bike. I'm not a racer, have no desire to be a racer, and couldn't if I wanted to. But I really liked the bike and felt I'd be more likely to ride it if I enjoyed it. Well, I've been out several times now despite the cold and it's certainly a fun bike. Sorry for the lame pic but better than nothing. Took this two days ago. 31 degs and fairly strong 25 gusting to 35 mph winds. Not the best day to ride but even a bad day on the caad is a good day. And, yes, freding it up with the mismatched bottles and mtb pedals but who asked you. I'm having fun.
^^^ Do your white hoods get dirty pretty quick? I've always wondered.
Besides, there's enough travel built into the calipers to allow for reach adjustment at the levers, so it's not like I'm losing maximum braking power, either.
how did yall tighten the headset on yalls bikes? was there a tool involved or just human strength? mine has a little bit of play in it...
yeeha! lets go biking!
2- Scroll almost all the way down to where it says "Headset Adjustment - Threadless Type".
3- Read and follow the step-by-step instructions and you are good to go.
Go here and scroll down to "Headset Adjustment - Threadless Type":how did yall tighten the headset on yalls bikes? was there a tool involved or just human strength? mine has a little bit of play in it...
Basically, the top cap holds the whole fork-headset-top tube assembly together. It does this as it presses down on the stem and any spacers you have. To make adjustments, then, you need to loosen the stem's bolts a bit so that it's free to slide down the fork's steerer tube. Make sure that the headset's bottom bearings are seated, do the same with the top bearings, then secure everything by tightening the top cap. The last bolts to tighten are the stem bolts; do those when you're sure that the headset is secure and, of course, the stem is pointed straight ahead.
Noob question...is it generally cheaper to buy a frame set and do your own build? I've wanted a CAAD 9 forever and I'm about to pull the trigger, but I may go the build route if I can save a good chunk of change. I'd need a 54cm frame, so if anyone knows of a good source I'm all ears!
^It can be if you spend a lot of time on eBay/craigslist/slowtwitch and make sure you get a good deal on everything you buy.
However, it will most likely end up costing more. Believe it or not, there isn't a huge markup on pre-built bikes (for the most part).
Cat 3 o' meter: 0%