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Old 12-01-16, 08:44 PM
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I am wanting to build a bike and am looking at some frames. I think i have it narrowed down to 2. I am thinking of either a Cannondale caad 8 or a Ridley Damocles ISP. Any advice would be helpful
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How can anybody advise you? We have absolutely no idea what you're looking for, how you narrowed it down to these two, nor what you like or dislike about either.

My advice, therefore is very simple. Decide what you want, then buy the one closer to that.
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build the one that fits your body and needs.
All home built bikes deserve to be a cut above most of the LBS stuff = Campagnolo.
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My rule is never buy a frame without the original fork.
Inspect used aluminum frames very closely for cracks or telltale paint cracks at tube joins.
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How can anybody advise you? We have absolutely no idea what you're looking for, how you narrowed it down to these two, nor what you like or dislike about either.

My advice, therefore is very simple. Decide what you want, then buy the one closer to that.
Thanks for the reply. It was a vague question. This bike will be a training and everyday rider.
I chose by name recognition and also talked to my local bike shop about my choices.
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My rule is never buy a frame without the original fork.
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Good advice for a newbie. Even small differences between original and replacement forks cause major issues.
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Good advice for a newbie. Even small differences between original and replacement forks cause major issues.
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I am wanting to build a bike and am looking at some frames. I think i have it narrowed down to 2. I am thinking of either a Cannondale caad 8 or a Ridley Damocles ISP. Any advice would be helpful
Damocles is a far better frame, CAAD 8 is a basic aluminum frame. The drawback is that it's an ISP frame, so if it's used and the previous owner cut the seatpost too much, there's nothing you can do to get the correct seat height.
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Damocles is a far better frame, CAAD 8 is a basic aluminum frame. The drawback is that it's an ISP frame, so if it's used and the previous owner cut the seatpost too much, there's nothing you can do to get the correct seat height.
lost the ridley at the last second of the auction. Have you heard of rider bkes? There is a frame and fork for sale that looks in decent shape, any advice?
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