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Old 08-21-15, 01:33 AM
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Hi From The Netherlands!...Some more CAAD love, anyone? :)

Hey guys,

Long time lurker, so I finally took the time to register and start posting.

I'm from The Netherlands, but lived in Riverside, CA and LA for about 7 years (work). That was a real fun experience and I would go back in a heart beat with my wife and kid if we had the opportunity. Sports has always been part of my life, but after a few years of running half and full marathons I got sick of it. I always loved cycling and it has always been part of my cross training routine. Logically I picked up the bike full time and have never left.
I purchased my stock and brand new 2010 CAAD 9-5 at the end of 2009 in Riverside, CA after doing some research on best bang-for-the-buck bikes. The CAAD fit the bill so to speak. My budget was limited and even though I am not new to bicycles (I'm from The Netherlands remember?), I was in fact a newby in the road bike world.

My new CAAD 9-5 was equipped with a 105 group, except for Tektro brakes. Great starter bike though. My plan was to buy the bike because of the exceptional frame, and if I truly liked cycling, I could always upgrade the components at a later stage. Well...that's exactly what happened. When I relocated back to Holland in 2011, I took the bike with me, and started the work bit by bit. I purchased a used Sram Red (what else on an all American frame??) groupset and later on some Fulcrum R3 wheels. Just the other day, I also purchased a 3T stem and seat post...the tinkering never stops. The headset was also replaced with a Cane Creek, as the original was creaking and could no longer by adjusted properly. Man, those sealed bearings were shot after many miles of rain, wind and dirt. The only standard Cannondale parts now are the bare frame and the handle bar, which will eventually be replaced as well by a 3T Rotundo.

I ride approximately 4000mi per year and started racing this year as well, mostly crits and a few road races in the area. I do all my own maintenance as well, including the upgrades.

I'm sure I will learn a lot over here, in fact I already have over the years, and I also hope to be helpful to others who need my advice. Anyway, time for some pics.

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To this:



Talk to you guys later!
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Old 08-21-15, 01:37 AM
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Hey there Joskovic! Nice bikes.
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Old 08-21-15, 01:42 AM
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Ah bikeSSS...right...I forgot about the other one...lol. I commute on a Trek 7.5FX, which I just overhauled completely after 0 maintenance in 6 years (except for the occasional hosing off and lubing the chain). It rides like new again. Its a$$ is visible in the first pic.

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Old 08-21-15, 01:45 AM
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That's a pretty classy a$$!

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Old 08-21-15, 03:51 AM
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Old 08-21-15, 05:07 AM
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welcome to the fourms... i enjoy "tinkering" with my bikes too. Seems like I always have one in the tear down or build up process.
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