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Team Sarcasm 04-18-14 08:13 PM

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...ps56e5fe72.jpg

Time to see what gatorskins are all about :D My phone isn't too bad at close up shots :p

Team Sarcasm 04-18-14 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq (Post 16683896)
Does anyone else get trolled for riding an aluminum frame, or is it just a Dallas thing?

People get upset that you're riding a soda can and not a soda bottle?

igotyofire 04-18-14 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Team Sarcasm (Post 16683976)
how big is the difference between c3 and c1 stuff?

Well not much.....I spent way too much time on the WW forums & I think it is fun & it is a talking point but obviously the savings have minimal impact. That being said, what I was able to find googling around....based on what seemed like avg/standard size bikes is the following;

C3 stem = 148g c1 stem 128g
c3 seatpost = 248 c1 seatpost 212g
c3 bars = 325g = c1 bar = 244

Total savings = 148g (almost 1/3rd a LB)


Granted this is not alot of weight but if one was looking to drop weight from something other then wheels I would probably remove that C3 bar first and replace it with something like Zipp SL Carbon Handlebar(170g) which alone is the same weight savings to all the C1 stuff above.

Muffin Man 04-19-14 12:07 AM

I bought some angular contact BB bearings, hope I can solve the clicking.

dvdslw 04-19-14 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq (Post 16683896)
Does anyone else get trolled for riding an aluminum frame, or is it just a Dallas thing?

I've had a few "nice bike but you didn't go carbon" conversations, but there's a pretty big CAAD10 following here in Central Florida. I cant go on a ride without seeing at least one or two out there.

dvdslw 04-19-14 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Doughboy6 (Post 16683461)
It would appear so. The shop said they have this problem regularly with Cannondales and Treks. The plastic is just thin and tends to work itself loose and then the water and moisture can get in easily and wash the grease out. It's just a never ending cycle of re-lube and install. This will keep that from happening. When i described the problem they knew exactly what it was. When I suggested the locktite, they said this is what they do whenever they encounter this problem. That being said I'll still update you all around 500 miles

Glad to hear the noise is gone, I've been on several rides since the loctite was applied and so far so good. I was explained the same scenario about water washing out the assembly lube and it makes sense. Yes, there is the possibility of the bb shell being out of spec but I'd say unless some hack has been servicing it that it's unlikely and even if it was found to be out of spec, that's where the Cannondale warranty kicks in.

Team Sarcasm 04-19-14 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by igotyofire (Post 16684285)
Granted this is not alot of weight but if one was looking to drop weight from something other then wheels I would probably remove that C3 bar first and replace it with something like Zipp SL Carbon Handlebar(170g) which alone is the same weight savings to all the C1 stuff above.

Well for budget ww....used parts are 10-40$each, which means if you play your cards right, could break even (or close to it) with selling the old stuff :D

But after looking at some parts, I think I am going to go with 3T Rontundo pro bars, ARX II Stealth stem, and their IONIC 25setback seat post. Seems like the cost/weight ratio is spot on with those parts. and being alloy I don't mind buying them used :D

Thanks!

SirHustlerEsq 04-20-14 08:15 AM

Not mine, wish it were:
https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...74804890_o.jpg
lol @ SRAM.

THSdrummer 04-20-14 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq (Post 16686927)
Not mine, wish it were:
https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...74804890_o.jpg
lol @ SRAM.

My, oh my. That's a beaut. If it had a white saddle and bartape, it'd look like it's about to murder the spring classics.

Doughboy6 04-22-14 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq (Post 16686927)
Not mine, wish it were:
https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...74804890_o.jpg
lol @ SRAM.

Love this beast!!

Doughboy6 04-25-14 03:26 PM

Anyone have 25 Gatorskins on an Ultegra bike? Wondering about clearance

Black13 04-25-14 10:18 PM

Just bought a Caad 10 black inc. I'm rolling 25mm gatorskins no prob.

SpeshulEd 04-29-14 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Doughboy6 (Post 16702130)
Anyone have 25 Gatorskins on an Ultegra bike? Wondering about clearance

I've run 25mm GP4000s on my EVO - 25 is fine, 28 might be a problem.

h2oxtc 04-29-14 03:17 PM

Finally finished the build of my wife's new to her Caad 9, Athena 11s. First ride this morning, 35 miles. She likes it -thankfully.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/...853c6bd2_z.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5274/...ea450148_z.jpg

freedomrider1 04-29-14 03:23 PM

Very cool, h2o:thumb:

thewilson 04-30-14 06:58 AM

Caad with with pink tape? I can play along.
http://instagram.com/p/nTSvJJEQnp/media/?size=l

h2oxtc 04-30-14 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by thewilson (Post 16715030)
Caad with with pink tape? I can play along.

I discovered that it's tough to find matching pink colors, and that it doesn't get along with other accent colors. The ZX in the tire logo for example. Did you happen to notice the pink cable ferrules? A friend suggested it - I thought it was a nice touch.

dave1442397 04-30-14 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 16713105)
I've run 25mm GP4000s on my EVO - 25 is fine, 28 might be a problem.

I'm running 28mm tires on my CAAD 10 with no problem. These ones - LIT - Ultra-reflective Bike Tire | Crowd Supply

SpeshulEd 04-30-14 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by dave1442397 (Post 16715414)
I'm running 28mm tires on my CAAD 10 with no problem. These ones - LIT - Ultra-reflective Bike Tire | Crowd Supply

You have to be careful with the conti tires though, I believe the 25mm tires actually measure close to 28mm than 25mm. I think the 28's would be too big, at least based on what I've read.

thewilson 04-30-14 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by h2oxtc (Post 16715409)
I discovered that it's tough to find matching pink colors, and that it doesn't get along with other accent colors. The ZX in the tire logo for example. Did you happen to notice the pink cable ferrules? A friend suggested it - I thought it was a nice touch.

I did not see! They are a fantastic detail.

rms13 05-01-14 09:33 AM

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I'm thinking about a used CAAD frame to build up. Do any of your experts know what year/model this is:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=377645

Are their certain generations of CAAD to avoid? Should I be overly concerned with getting an older used frame that it might fail?

I'm hoping to upgrade my frame set for around $500 so newer CAAD 10 probably not going to be in my budget. Not racing. I ride a few times a week usually 20-30 minute spirited rides with some decent climbing. I'm looking at all options now. I'm generally a fan of older steel frames but the CAAD bikes are the one alum bike that I truly love aesthetically

prankster 05-01-14 11:13 AM

I got my mint CAAD10 frame for $600 from ebay. $640 with shipping. Be patient.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rms13 (Post 16718301)
I'm thinking about a used CAAD frame to build up. Do any of your experts know what year/model this is:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=377645

Are their certain generations of CAAD to avoid? Should I be overly concerned with getting an older used frame that it might fail?

I'm hoping to upgrade my frame set for around $500 so newer CAAD 10 probably not going to be in my budget. Not racing. I ride a few times a week usually 20-30 minute spirited rides with some decent climbing. I'm looking at all options now. I'm generally a fan of older steel frames but the CAAD bikes are the one alum bike that I truly love aesthetically


rms13 05-01-14 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by prankster (Post 16718668)
I got my mint CAAD10 frame for $600 from ebay. $640 with shipping. Be patient.


Cool. But is there any argument for any older CAAD frames or is the CAAD10 the be all end all best CAAD ever made?

seymour1910 05-01-14 12:33 PM

You won't get much negative talk about any CAAD in this thread. I am still riding my CAAD7 and it's a great bike. I don't know what model that is that you're looking at. It looks to be about a 2006 or so.

If you like it, buy it. There is a guy here selling a CAAD10 frame within your budget, but I'm not sure how much he would charge to ship accross the country. 2011 Cannondale CAAD 10 frameset

rms13 05-01-14 05:40 PM

Would you say that these two bikes are the same year/model (one is the picture I posted earlier):

Cannondale 56cm Optimo Frame Set Made in USA | eBay

56cm Cannondale Caad Aluminum Alloy Frame Frameset Frame Road Bike | eBay

Mostly trying to find geo chart to see if I can fit them. I usually ride bike with a 54.5-55.5 top tube.

The idea of waiting for CAAD10 is enticing and there is a 56 up for auction now that will probably end over $600 plus +55 shipping

The thing is that right now I am mainly looking to upgrade the frame on a bikesdirect bike I got last year. Bike has full sram apex, ritchey components and decent wheels so I want to reuse it all and with the CAAD10 I will have to get a new FD and either get an adpater for the BB30 or get new BB and crank and whatever frame I get I'm trying to avoid going down a rabbit hole of spending


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