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Team Sarcasm 03-15-14 11:16 AM

^ my derailleur adjusters in front of the top tub click together as I ride. IT DRIVES ME NUTS.

Elias1098r 03-15-14 11:41 AM

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Just got my new toy.

Elias1098r 03-15-14 11:49 AM

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Here is another pic.

dave1442397 03-15-14 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Elias1098r (Post 16580106)
Here is another pic.

Nice! Those wheels really make it pop.

SirHustlerEsq 03-15-14 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Elias1098r (Post 16580091)
Just got my new toy.

Less is more, but very nice.

h2oxtc 03-15-14 01:59 PM

My wife's Caad 9 build in progress ...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7420/1...404e5209_z.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2703/1...7c0181c5_n.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7370/1...24d77d83_n.jpg

Next comes building the wheelset.

bikerjp 03-15-14 02:15 PM

Wow, that frame looks new. Did you find something NOS or just in good shape?

bikerjp 03-15-14 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq (Post 16580380)
Less is more, but very nice.

Yeah, a bit much on the wheels but probably looks cool moving. Now you need the spidering to replace those annoying FSA rings.

longbeachgary 03-15-14 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Elias1098r (Post 16580106)
Here is another pic.

Sorry Dude, that ain't no toy.....

SpeshulEd 03-15-14 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Elias1098r (Post 16580091)
Just got my new toy.

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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq (Post 16580380)
Less is more, but very nice.

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Originally Posted by bikerjp (Post 16580436)
Yeah, a bit much on the wheels but probably looks cool moving. Now you need the spidering to replace those annoying FSA rings.

Gonna have to agree with the others. Nice bike and wheels, but 3 green stickers and 3 black stickers on each side of each wheel might be a bit overkill.

And yep, time to scour the for sale forums for some spiderrings.

Elias1098r 03-15-14 05:16 PM

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Sorry Dude, that ain't no toy.....

Yes toys.

SpeshulEd 03-15-14 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Elias1098r (Post 16580833)
Yes toys.

I like your style...and the fact that you're taking pictures of your bikes while drinking! :)

Elias1098r 03-15-14 05:21 PM

Thanks. Got it enjoy. This is my first mechanic bike . All the others are electronic.

longbeachgary 03-15-14 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Elias1098r (Post 16580833)
Yes toys.

More like dangerous weapons....

h2oxtc 03-15-14 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by bikerjp (Post 16580423)
Wow, that frame looks new. Did you find something NOS or just in good shape?

Found the frame on eBay. Pristine condition, with a price to match. Happy to find it though.

Building it up with a mix of new and used components, including Athena 11spd. The rationalization is that I can't justify another bike for myself until she gets N+1.

Team Sarcasm 03-15-14 06:33 PM

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Yes toys.

The Cannondale:Specialized ratio is off. One more Specialized and Earth may stop spinning.

bikerjp 03-15-14 10:00 PM

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Yes toys.

Until you can afford a nail to hang that picture you should probably stop buying bikes and enve wheels.

Elias1098r 03-15-14 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by bikerjp (Post 16581421)
Until you can afford a nail to hang that picture you should probably stop buying bikes and enve wheels.

Lol. So true . I haven't got the time or just being lazy.

dsheldo 03-16-14 07:19 AM

That is sick. Which one to ride?

Also, I like that the bikes are on the wall and the art is on the floor. Priorities.

m66 03-16-14 08:14 AM

is there no wind where you live?

Chi_Z 03-16-14 05:45 PM

http://www.23hq.com/23666/15651027_e...b6e4_large.jpghttp://www.23hq.com/23666/15651029_a...535d_large.jpghttp://www.23hq.com/23666/15651030_5...2f50_large.jpg

Team Sarcasm 03-16-14 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Elias1098r (Post 16580851)
Thanks. Got it enjoy. This is my first mechanic bike . All the others are electronic.

Do you like burning more calories from having to actually shift? :D

I think before I become an actual cannondale humper I have to try other brands. The tarmacs have always caught my eye, and I like the look of them more than the cannondale evo. I think if I ever have the money for a second bike I am going to pick up one of those (if not a cross bike). If won't be a fancy as yours though :p

chaser97 03-18-14 03:57 AM

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What do you hope to gain by downsizing?

You already have a good length stem for stable handling and proper weight distribution; your spacer stack is not extremely tall, but it's not really short either - adding more spacers in combination with a longer stem would only serve to decrease front end stiffness and increase stress on the steerer tube; looks wise, a longer seat post is considered more attractive but a spacer stack with a long stem just screams "frame too small" to me; as for weight saving, you could save as much or more grams by going for a different paint job. The only positive I can see is a slight increase in comfort from the longer seat post. In my opinion, it's not worth it.

yes, you make some very good points, particularly about bikes with more post and tall steerer stack screaming 'too small' I don't want to run the steerer any lower and wound have to add at least one spacer to be in the same place due to 5mm shorter head tube on 50cm. The stem I have is plenty long enough @120mm. I may stick with 52cm. Thanks.

jdms mvp 03-18-14 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Chi_Z (Post 16583430)

cool i used to have a bike doctor team edition frame!
http://forallmyfriends.com/wp-conten...ale-caad10.jpg

Fiery 03-18-14 04:27 PM

@chaser97, to be clear - if you have the chance, by all means do try a 50cm with all the contact points set up to match your current fit. As much as all the points might make sense in theory, what feels better is better :)


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