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sci guy's & SmellyAir's CAAD4 Bike Build Bromance

Old 11-22-22, 04:47 PM
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I wanna see that final build
It will be similar to yours, but not color coordinated, and with an old geezer stem angle as the steerer is only long enough for a single 15 mm spacer under the stem.

My lackadaisical build progress is mostly due to the daunting task of installing the Hollowtech II BB and crankset. Once I get past that the rest should be relatively easy.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
My lackadaisical build progress is mostly due to the daunting task of installing the Hollowtech II BB and crankset. Once I get past that the rest should be relatively easy.
Thats one of my favorite parts of a build- greasing the shell threads, the satisfying feel of the cups twisting in, the solid stop of the wrench when the cups are tight, testing the preload, and cranking down the two bolts. Its one thing I would sit and do for money over and over each day.
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Thats one of my favorite parts of a build- greasing the shell threads, the satisfying feel of the cups twisting in, the solid stop of the wrench when the cups are tight, testing the preload, and cranking down the two bolts. Its one thing I would sit and do for money over and over each day.
I did not know that I have to test the preload! If you were closer I would invite you over to do it for me in exchange for a fat lunch and beer.
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I did not know that I have to test the preload! If you were closer I would invite you over to do it for me in exchange for a fat lunch and beer.
Yeah, that little cap on the non-drive side arm needs to be tightened before the two bolts on that arm are tightened. It's like a headset- set the preload and then tighten the stem.
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Yeah, that little cap on the non-drive side arm needs to be tightened before the two bolts on that arm are tightened. It's like a headset- set the preload and then tighten the stem.
Thanks, I had bought the special plastic tool for the NDS crankarm cap; I just did not know that doing the above is called testing the preload.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Thats one of my favorite parts of a build- greasing the shell threads, the satisfying feel of the cups twisting in, the solid stop of the wrench when the cups are tight, testing the preload, and cranking down the two bolts. Its one thing I would sit and do for money over and over each day.
After an almost half year hiatus, I have accomplished what mstateglfr said is one of his favorite parts of a build:



But not so for me; my travails here: Shimano 11s Bottom Bracket & Crankset Installation - Noob Questions - Bike Forums
The process was quite a bit harder than doing the JIS square taper BB and crank arm installation for the 1x conversion of my hybrid.
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Glad to see some progress!! What’s next?
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Glad to see some progress!! Whats next?
Next segment is the easy part, i.e., installation of brake calipers and derailleurs. After that, I am debating whether to replace the handlebar with another that has internal routing.
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Next segment is the easy part, i.e., installation of brake calipers and derailleurs. After that, I am debating whether to replace the handlebar with another that has internal routing.
nah man, Id keep it traditional. The look of the cables is part of the aesthetic.
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nah man, Id keep it traditional. The look of the cables is part of the aesthetic.
The cable housings are only partially routed through the tops and exit the handlebar to the outside of the stem clamp area, so either way would be covered by bar tape.

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This is the best opportunity to install these bars.
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