I was wondering how dose the crank option worked? I went to look at Caad10 and it had the size 50/34 on it and I want the 53/39. Yesterday I was told it was a complete swap and today I was told today for a 53/34 crank it would be 700 dollars more.
Shimano 105 FC 5700 172 5mm 53 39T Road Bike Crankset BB Double Black Alloy New | eBay
BB30 to Shimano adaptor $24 Wheels Manufacturing BB30 to Shimano 24mm Bottom Bracket Adapter Reducer Kit | eBay
A lot easier to install than you may think
For $700 more you could buy a lot better bike.
Or you could buy a Hollowgram standard crankset and swap between the two if you travel to hillier or flatter areas for riding.
It shouldn't cost anything to swap. The CAAD10s are offered in both standard and compact, so as long as the dealer had the second crankset, they should be able to do it. If they don't swap it for free, I wouldn't be buying from them.
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a few more changes from last time... i need to take a better pic with the new uno stem.
After more than a year of greedly leering at this thread, I am now a proud owner of a 2011 CAAD 10 SRAM Rival. i'll post a pic asap; glad to be on this side of things finally
There's really 3 types of aluminum alloys used in bikes.
6061, 6069 and 7005
6xxx series alloys are aluminum with primarily mangesium and silicon
7xxx series alloys are aluminum with primarily zinc
6061 aluminum is generally 96% or more aluminum with the next highest elemental ingredient being magnesium at up to 1.2%
6069 aluminum is generally 96% or more aluminum with the next highest elemental ingredient being magnesium at up to 1.6%
figure the main difference is a slight decrease in weight, and slight increase in stiffness and hardness with no major change to ductility.
7005 uses zinc.
without getting into a ton of specifics, 7005 is stiffer and harder but more brittle.
How do I slam her? :-) what degree stem should I be looking for so the bars are literally straight ---------