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aham23 09-23-10 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by PhotoJoe (Post 11513132)
It's all good 2G. I would have been disappointed if BF didn't take that one! Though following your "incredibly helpful" link :innocent: , it's good to know that the Allez was available in 105 in 2009! :notamused:

I need to see some CAAD porn! Anybody?

the 9

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/...36f8219f_z.jpg

later.

2ndGen 09-23-10 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by aham23 (Post 11513752)

https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jpowell1/www/funny/tease.jpg

2ndGen 09-23-10 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by PhotoJoe (Post 11513739)
Hey, make whatever excuses you want! :innocent: Until you post pix, it didn't happen!

Oh, and flip it! :D

:lol: I had it built flipped! :D

Pre-build pics...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...3&d=1278448991

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...2&d=1278448993

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...4&d=1278448995

PhotoJoe 09-23-10 03:16 PM

1) White comforter on a purple wall is NOT a white garage door!
2) Valve stems showing
3) Last picture not rotated.

Picture FAIL.

So far....it did NOT happen! :D

ridethecliche 09-23-10 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by PhotoJoe (Post 11513863)
1) White comforter on a purple wall is NOT a white garage door!
2) Valve stems showing
3) Last picture not rotated.

Picture FAIL.

So far....it did NOT happen!

Calm down.

PhotoJoe 09-23-10 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche (Post 11513889)
Calm down.

OK. Sorry.

2ndGen 09-23-10 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by PhotoJoe (Post 11513863)
1) White comforter on a purple wall is NOT a white garage door!

I'd need a garage to make that happen! :p

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2) Valve stems showing
And?



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3) Last picture not rotated.
If it was, the "Handmade In U.S.A." wouldn't be legible. :twitchy:



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Picture FAIL.

So far....it did NOT happen! :D
"What" didn't happen?

I didn't buy a garage? :roflmao2:

pigmode 09-23-10 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by 2ndGen (Post 11513807)


Think you should get a silver saddle to match your tape. Then you could become a road cycling super hero, called the silver saddler.

2ndGen 09-23-10 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by pigmode (Post 11514603)
Think you should get a silver saddle to match your tape. Then you could become a road cycling super hero, called the silver saddler.

Thou assumeth too much! :p

A) That saddle "is" silver.

B) I have a Black Saddle on it now and Black Bar Tape ready to go on it.

C) AND! I'm already a superhero! Haven't you already heard?

[video=youtube;U9G18qHPhcM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9G18qHPhcM[/video]

http://www.h-mag.com/files/2010/05/batman-large.jpg

Jazzy Hands 09-23-10 11:21 PM

I rode the 2011 Allez Apex at my LBS. Still came home with the CAAD9 5 though.

ridethecliche 09-24-10 11:27 AM

@mikey

Suck it!

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Originally Posted by Jazzy Hands (Post 11516146)
I rode the 2011 Allez Apex at my LBS. Still came home with the CAAD9 5 though.


pigmode 09-25-10 12:11 PM

Interesting auction going on here.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_500wt_1154

mvnsnd 09-25-10 06:53 PM

Can anyone verify the geometry table for the Caad10 on the Cannondale website? It is the same table for the Caad8 and different from the previous table for the Caad9. I'm just wondering what the geometry changes are for the 10 from the 9.

Homebrew01 09-25-10 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by pigmode (Post 11522446)

In what way ?


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Originally Posted by mvnsnd (Post 11523682)
Can anyone verify the geometry table for the Caad10 on the Cannondale website? It is the same table for the Caad8 and different from the previous table for the Caad9. I'm just wondering what the geometry changes are for the 10 from the 9.

Is this what you're looking for ?

http://www.cannondale.com/usa/usaeng...D-10-3-Ultegra

http://www.cannondale.com/usa/usaeng...9RA95C-CAAD9-5

mvnsnd 09-26-10 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 (Post 11523738)

Yes. Thank you. And while looking at the link, I wondered why that's not what I was seeing, I then noticed that my browser was pointed to the European English location. Those geometry specs are completely different for the Caad10.

2ndGen 09-26-10 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by mvnsnd (Post 11525012)
Yes. Thank you. And while looking at the link, I wondered why that's not what I was seeing, I then noticed that my browser was pointed to the European English location. Those geometry specs are completely different for the Caad10.

Does that for me too.
Sometimes, I'm directed to their U.K. site also.

bradtx 09-26-10 10:16 AM

2ndGen, Well, you had to know the C'Dale haters weren't going to let this thread go unmolested!

To tone down any stiff frame you have to look at the tires and tire pressure. A large for it's size 23C at ~100 PSI does the job nicely. I just put 25Cs on my rat bike. How do I know? I bought the 3.0 about 18 years ago and the other two new.

My Cannondales:

'89 CR300 (rat bike)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...misc/30001.jpg

'94 2.8 R400 bought just because of the black/gold color (distance bike)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...c/bike009a.jpg

'99 CAAD3 (to stay OT)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...c/bike003a.jpg

Brad

2ndGen 09-26-10 11:07 AM

@ Brad...

http://www.brambletonian.net/forums/...t/applause.gif

rangerdavid 09-26-10 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by 2ndGen (Post 11525649)



+1


very nice collection Brad!!!

rangerdavid 09-26-10 05:31 PM

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OK, thought I'd get a few pictures just after giving my baby a bath, so here she is. 2009 CAAD 9-6. Upgraded the stem, bars, seatpost, seatpost clamp, saddle, wheels, skewers, handlebar end caps, brakes, and valve stem caps. The KCNC brakes, skewers, end caps, etc., are from Fairwheel bikes and are crazy light stuff!!! The brakes work better than the Tektro brakes that were OEM. Also got the Fizik saddle bag, but took it off for the bath and the pics.

Thoughts? suggestions?? Let 'em rip!!

:D
RD

bradtx 09-26-10 06:19 PM

rangerdavid, It's a silver frame, anything matches with it so have fun. I do suggest a little cable triming from the integrated shifters. Here's a pic of the front of my CAAD3... the devil is always in the detail.

Brad

PS Don't shorten the RD cable housing from the chainstay to the RD as it seems to stiffen up the 10S.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...c/tue017-2.jpg

rangerdavid 09-26-10 06:32 PM

thanks bradtx. the obvious stuff is the easiest, and you're correct about the small details, but that's what really makes difference.

bradtx 09-26-10 06:36 PM

One of these days I'll get mine more balanced. I forgot the RD trimmer barrel's lever was a bit longer than the FD trimmer barrel without the lever. I promise myself to fix it every time before I service the RD, but always forget!

Brad

aham23 09-27-10 08:16 AM

rangerdavid, well done. it looks great. i like the KCNC stuff and was curious as to how the bar end plugs look. they look good. one question; is that the KCNC SC9 seatclamp? shouldnt the bolt be in the rear and not the front? later.

TriEngineer 09-27-10 08:26 AM

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Hello all, I posted this earlier but I suspect that it won't get answered unless it's in CAAD...I think seeking entrance into your elite club...
if you can answer me this...
how well will these two geometries be compatible...I hope...?
doing a frame-to-frame equipment swap.


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