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VA_Esquire 03-31-11 09:13 AM

Yea, mine comes up to 17.75 with 1400g wheels and rival groupo.
Would be nice to build a CAAD10 to weigh 15lb or less....

MadRex26 03-31-11 09:14 AM

I want in!

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/f...6/IMAG0184.jpg

Bought last year, used, but rides great. Shes a 56cm but might want to trade up for 58cm.

VA_Esquire 03-31-11 10:06 AM

Cannondale CAAD10 Frameset
SRAM Force Groupset (BB30) 172.5Crank/11-23 Cassette
Yishun 38mm Carbon Clinchers w/ SOUL Prodigy Hubs
Yishun Titan Skewers
Planet X UL Brakes
KCNC Ti Seatpost 27.2x350mm
Merek Carbon Saddle
Michelin Pro3 Tires
Forte Lunar Tubes
3T ARX Team Stem
3T Ergonova Handlebars
Fizik Bartape
Speedplay Stainless Steel Pedals
Yokozuna Cable Kit
KCNC Seatpost Clamp
Arundel Dave-O Bottle Cages
Cane Creek 110 Headset
Garmin 500 Computer


Comes up to $4,000 and 15.25lb. (with 1445g 38mm Clinchers)
Could probably get cheaper if you went with used parts or discounts.

rangerdavid 03-31-11 10:12 AM

nice set up counselor. I have lots of KCNC after market parts on my CAAD9 and absolutely love them!! I do not have the seatpost however. Please let me know how you like yours if you will.

VA_Esquire 03-31-11 10:30 AM

it weighs 160g, but can easily weigh 120g.

revchuck 03-31-11 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2ndGen (Post 12437765)
For the price, I don't think anybody can do better for that Spec.
Supposedly a really nice frame and for only $350? I think that's a great value.
Not that I'd give up my CAAD (or any CAAD) for it. But it's nice.

The MSRP for the Specialized Allez Comp E5 frameset is $580. I got mine for $500 even, so I guess there's a pretty good profit margin in there, but the $350 price must be from years ago.

kabex 03-31-11 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VA_Esquire (Post 12438360)
Cannondale CAAD10 Frameset
SRAM Force Groupset (BB30) 172.5Crank/11-23 Cassette
Yishun 38mm Carbon Clinchers w/ SOUL Prodigy Hubs
Yishun Titan Skewers
Planet X UL Brakes
KCNC Ti Seatpost 27.2x350mm
Merek Carbon Saddle
Michelin Pro3 Tires
Forte Lunar Tubes
3T ARX Team Stem
3T Ergonova Handlebars
Fizik Bartape
Speedplay Stainless Steel Pedals
Yokozuna Cable Kit
KCNC Seatpost Clamp
Arundel Dave-O Bottle Cages
Cane Creek 110 Headset
Garmin 500 Computer


Comes up to $4,000 and 15.25lb. (with 1445g 38mm Clinchers)
Could probably get cheaper if you went with used parts or discounts.

You could shave a kilogram off of that:
1000 gram boyd 20mm tubulars (yeah WW I know) $750
KCNC crank
Syntace f99 stem(or any 100 gram stem)
Ti spindle modded Speedplays (-50 grams for like $70)

So, -100gm for tubes, -30 for stem -50 for pedals -430 for wheels -140 for crank
750
I imagine there's still ways to go, honestly I would go for rival instead of force and sell off the crank & brakes and buy more WW parts.

VA_Esquire 03-31-11 04:48 PM

Well yea, you could but for an everyday bike (as I would weigh between 180-190lb.) wouldn't want to go with 20mm tubulars or Ti spindles though it would be a nice idea.

kabex 03-31-11 05:20 PM

Oh.

Agreed then. :)

2ndGen 03-31-11 07:44 PM

I'm working to get my CAAD9 to under 16lbs.
But, I might be stuck at just over 16 because I'm finding it hard to replace
my current parts with lighter bits that actually perform as well or better.
I'd happily stick with just over 16lbs if I know that that's the best I can do for the quality I have.

Adjusted for the sell-off parts, it's now costing me a solid $3,500. and I still have the OEM wheelset/fork/fr der/seat post from the original bike. I think I'm going to go another $500. to lighten it up another 1/2 lb to get it in that mystical 15lb range while keeping my relatively heavy, but comfortable cockpit and wheelset. I'm trying to strike a balance between lightweight and reliability. A 15lb bike that continually breaks on me is worthless. So, I'm going to keep an eye on what works for others and take notes. Then I'll borrow the best ideals.

I know I could've gotten it down to 15lbs cheaper and quicker, but again, I don't think the bike would've been as strong as it is now. And, to be brutally honest, I have to say that aesthetics were of equal priority to weight and performance. My CAAD9 might not be the lightest or the sleekest looking, but in the immortal words of Carl Carlton: "She's a bad mama jama!"
:lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BwboRb7dr8

dimez 03-31-11 09:25 PM

Here's my CAAD.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5221/...f538ce7134.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5012/...9a4acb88cb.jpg

island rider 04-01-11 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mwchandler21 (Post 12436285)
Anyone else have problems with the rear brake cable on the CAAD10 rubbing on the inside of their left leg? The cable itself mounts slightly to the left of the top tube and the cable was placed on the outside of the seat stay by the bike store, I have since rerouted it between the seat stays to see if the solves the problem.

Not so much that as my thigh hitting the cable and the cable-stop on the top tube. They seem to stick out pretty far to the side. Has anyone run into this?

It is enough to make me want to sell (or return) the bike. See my other thread on this topic.

rkelley23 04-01-11 01:38 PM

THE CAAD IS AWESOME. Many thanks to this thread and the rest of BF for leading me to make the purchase of the most badass bike

2ndGen 04-01-11 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rkelley23 (Post 12444385)
THE CAAD IS AWESOME. Many thanks to this thread and the rest of BF for leading me to make the purchase of the most badass bike

:thumb:

ldeg 04-02-11 08:55 AM

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Attachment 196003Just picked up my "new" bike from the shop, had new wheels, pedals, cables, handlebar and tape put on... extremely happy to see how it turned out... getting it properly fit on wednesday... can't wait to ride it

oem-style 04-02-11 12:07 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Inaugural ride today.http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=196017

2ndGen 04-02-11 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oem-style (Post 12447935)

Hollowgrams?

I want to see the build sheet on that! :D
Cough it up! Wheelset, group, etc...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...7&d=1301767639

waldoz 04-02-11 12:24 PM

Just got this yesterday :)
 
Though I don't know much about as year wise I thought you guys could chime in. It a little small for me but it will do for now. Any help on nailing down the year ect would be great. :D

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...l/DSCN0590.jpg

2ndGen 04-02-11 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waldoz (Post 12447982)
Though I don't know much about as year wise I thought you guys could chime in. It a little small for me but it will do for now. Any help on nailing down the year ect would be great. :D


Nice. There's nothing like an older bike in beautiful condition.
Try www.BikePedia.com or www.VintageCannondale.com

waldoz 04-02-11 12:44 PM

Forgot to add that is a 105 group.:thumb:

oem-style 04-02-11 03:29 PM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=196031Were back from the first ride. What can I say! The parts include: Record group sporting Super Record brakes/ gore cables. Hollowgram SL with steel bb30 bearings and Stronglight 11 speed rings+ Tiso bolts. Mavic K10 wheels with titanium rear axle. Thomson masterpiece seat mast + stem. Columbus Muscle full carbon fork with NOS Reynolds carbon bars. Bold Precision skewers and Keywin Ti pedals.

2ndGen 04-02-11 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oem-style (Post 12448478)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=196031Were back from the first ride. What can I say! The parts include: Record group sporting Super Record brakes/ gore cables. Hollowgram SL with steel bb30 bearings and Stronglight 11 speed rings+ Tiso bolts. Mavic K10 wheels with titanium rear axle. Thomson masterpiece seat mast + stem. Columbus Muscle full carbon fork with NOS Reynolds carbon bars. Bold Precision skewers and Keywin Ti pedals.

Very nice bits. I have to ask...weight?

oem-style 04-02-11 09:24 PM

16.35lbs, measured on an accurate digital scale used for weighing refrigeration gas.

2ndGen 04-02-11 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oem-style (Post 12449705)
16.35lbs, measured on an accurate digital scale used for weighing refrigeration gas.

That'll do. :)

efiniluvr 04-03-11 10:33 AM

Just completed my very first build:

2002 CAAD5 R3000Si aka "eBay Special"
Everything except the Brakeset was purchased from eBay

52CM
SRAM Force Groupset
Specialize Toupe 143
3T Rotundo handlebar
Ritchey WCS Stem
7600 Ultegra 12-25 casette
KMC 10DX SC
Look Keo Carbon
RS-10 wheelset ($30 from a friend)
Conti GP4000S

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...f/DSC_0713.jpg

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...f/DSC_0716.jpg

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...f/DSC_0714.jpg

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...f/DSC_0715.jpg


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