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Old 06-14-22, 08:55 AM
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Definitely orange since your bike has more of that to match
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Definitely orange since your bike has more of that to match
There is definitely more orange than red, but the dilemma is that the red is closer to where those spacers will be installed, especially if you include the fork in the color scheme. The lower sections of the fork are red, and the frame goes from black to red to orange to yellow (from front to back):

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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
There is definitely more orange than red, but the dilemma is that the red is closer to where those spacers will be installed, especially if you include the fork in the color scheme. The lower sections of the fork are red, and the frame goes from black to red to orange to yellow (from front to back):

ooh good point. Since itís in line with the fork, I think youíre right and that red is the way to go.
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straight seatpost arrived last night. installed it today. added a spacer under the stem as well. got new water bottles too. Riding tomorrow morning to see how much better it feels.
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I had a CAAD 4 R1000 with the fire paint scheme. It was my first real road bike. The frame ultimately was too small for me. It was a 54 and I ride a 58, but I still wish I kept it. Sweet paint job and the orange gold hubs matched really well.
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straight seatpost arrived last night. installed it today. added a spacer under the stem as well. got new water bottles too. Riding tomorrow morning to see how much better it feels.
Mine too. But it is 400 mm long so I likely have to cut it to avoid hitting the top water bottle boss on the seat tube. Add another to do for this build.
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Mine too. But it is 400 mm long so I likely have to cut it to avoid hitting the top water bottle boss on the seat tube. Add another to do for this build.
Ride yesterday felt much better. Was surprised how low I had to set the seatpost though - looks kinda meh, but, frame geometry was different back then. Ultimately, I should be on a size 50 I think, but finding a 52 was basically a once in a lifetime thing - don't think i'd ever find a 50.

Having some issues with my headset again as you probably saw in the mechanics forum. Need to figure that out. And get some matching spacers, and I think I might be set. I think i will eventually replace the bottle cages. I initially liked them, but I'm finding I like the color splash less and less as I ride more. We'll see.
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I think i will eventually replace the bottle cages. I initially liked them, but I'm finding I like the color splash less and less as I ride more. We'll see.
Just get these: Amazon.com : Zefal Pulse L2 Bottle Cage, Black : Sports & Outdoors

Black matches everything. 18 g, < $18.
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Any updates SoSmellyAir ?

I think I'm mostly dialed in, but didn't want to take pics until I had spacers that were all the same color. Might end up just doing it this week anyway.
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Any updates SoSmellyAir ?
Unfortunately, I somehow managed to sprain the second and third toes on my left foot, so between that and work, no riding or working on the bicycle.

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I think I'm mostly dialed in, but didn't want to take pics until I had spacers that were all the same color. Might end up just doing it this week anyway.
Congratulations! What spacers are you talking about? I thought you were going to cut your steerer tube after the stem has been finalized?
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Congratulations! What spacers are you talking about? I thought you were going to cut your steerer tube after the stem has been finalized?
Looks like I was getting ahead of myself a bit. Fit wise, having it at the top of the existing steerer seems to be most comfortable for my reach at the moment. If I ever do decide to take it down I'd probably need to shorten to a 70mm stem, from my 80mm.
But for now, I'm gonna ride it for a few months and see how it really feels. If I decide to take a little more aggressive, I will.

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Yellow outer portions of tire treads are holding up remarkably well; you must take really good care of your bike.
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Looks like I was getting ahead of myself a bit. Fit wise, having it at the top of the existing steerer seems to be most comfortable for my reach at the moment. ...
I too favor the old school racing quill stem look, i.e., installing the stem to minimize the angle between the stem and the steerer tube even if it means having more steerer tube spacers.
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A 60 mm tall shim (25.4 mm to 28.6mm) for 58 mm of exposed 1" steerer. Stem shims are not that tall, so I ordered a seat post shim: Amazon.com: Thinvik 60MM Bike Seat Post Shim 22.2mm, 25.4mm, 27.2mm to 25.4mm,27.2mm,28.6mm,30.4mm,30.8mm,31.6mm Bicycle Seatpost Tube Adapter : Everything Else



The top cap from a Cane Creek 40 Headset for a 1" steerer tube (Ec30/25.4/Ec30/26) is just wide enough for the shim.



So I ordered a Wolf Tooth Bling Kit for the spacers and a top cap with an integrated spacer which can also cover the stem.

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Fizik Cyrano R1 Bull handlebar. Yes, Bull is for chubby people who are not flexible.



But at least the handlebar is pretty light.



Keeping everything Cannondale for now.

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After today's progress, I would almost be done if I were building a CAAD4 balance bike.



Please note how I photograph the drive side even though there is no drivetrain.
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dang that's gonna look so good
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Hey SoSmellyAir how's your build coming?

I finally had time to go take some glamour shots of my finished build. So, it's done! Pics below. I absolutely love this bike. It looks hot. It rides fast. Easily my favorite project build to date. Here’s the full build specs:•2001 Cannondale R1000

•Headset: Cane Creek 40 EC34/34

•Bottom Bracket: Shimano SM BBR-60

•Crank: Shimano 105 FC-5800

•Front derailleur: Shimano 105 FD-R7000; clamp 31.8

•Rear derailleur: Shimano 105 RD-7000-GS

•Brake/Shifter: Shimano 105 ST-R7000

•Brakes: Shimano 105 BR-R7000

•Cassette: Shimano 105 CS-HG700 11-34t

•Bars: Zipp Service Course SL-70 ergo, 40cm

•Stem: Zipp Service Course SL 80mm

•Bar tape: Arundel Art Gecko

•Bottle Cages: Supacaz Fly; Zion

•Wheels: Campagnolo Zonda; 700c,17mmIW

•Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro; 700x26

•Seatpost: Thomson Elite; 27.2mm

•Seatpost Clamp: Thomson 31.8mm

•Weight with pedals & cages: 18.1 lbs

















I love love love the hourglass seat-stays on this bike. just a touch of elegance to this classic, perfect geometry.

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the sci guy Your bike looks so good! Barely 18 lbs. and that's with a 11-34 cassette! (I have a feeling that mine may end up lighter than my CF bike.) What brake cables are those?

I have made very little additional progress on my R4000. I have installed an Ultegra 12-25 cassette on the rear wheel, but that is mainly to keep all the cogs together (after upgrading my other bike to a Prestacycle 12-28 Uniblock cassette).
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the sci guy Your bike looks so good! Barely 18 lbs. and that's with a 11-34 cassette! (I have a feeling that mine may end up lighter than my CF bike.) What brake cables are those?

I have made very little additional progress on my R4000. I have installed an Ultegra 12-25 cassette on the rear wheel, but that is mainly to keep all the cogs together (after upgrading my other bike to a Prestacycle 12-28 Uniblock cassette).
sorry to hear you havenít had a lot of progress! Iím excited to see that thing in full blazing colors.

the cables and housing are jagwire kits ordered from Amazon only because my local shop didnít have the colors I wanted.
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I think the bike looks better with one yellow and one gray cable set up front. The brake cables almost disappear, as though they were shadows of the yellow shifter cables, and because there are only two yellow cables, the front end looks a lot less cluttered.
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I think the bike looks better with one yellow and one gray cable set up front. The brake cables almost disappear, as though they were shadows of the yellow shifter cables, and because there are only two yellow cables, the front end looks a lot less cluttered.
Thanks! Aesthetics are important to me, and I love colorful bikes. I hate black cable housing, so I always try to find 2 colors (if needed) that work well together, and work with the colors of the frame.

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Howís it coming, SoSmellyAir ?
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Howís it coming, SoSmellyAir ?
No further progress so far. Consecutive injuries to either foot meant little bike related activities this summer, and back to office this fall means fewer work from home days.
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No further progress so far. Consecutive injuries to either foot meant little bike related activities this summer, and back to office this fall means fewer work from home days.
Aww that sucks. Hope you recover quickly. I wanna see that final build
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