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Old 02-27-08, 09:03 PM
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Should my Caad8 be like this?

Hi guys,

Just got my CAAD8 Frame off ebay today. I'm happy with it, but while inspecting it, I noticed something kind of strange. Just behind the bottom bracket on both chain stays, the tubes are kind of flattened. The one on the same side as the chain rings is flattened on both sides and the opposite chain stay is just flattened on the inside. I've included a crude diagram. Is this normal?

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Some Cannondale models are like that. It makes more room for the tires on the inside, and for the chain rings on the outer drive side.

But your paint drawing really doesn't communicate anything to me. I'll give you a gold star anyhow
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My Cannondale has that crimping of the chainstays too. I purchased mine locally. And FWIW, that picture makes perfect sense
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if the second image is supposed to be a cut out view from the front of the bike, then its normal
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that is the coolest illustration i have seen in a while
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It looks like from that picture you have a Pinarello fork.
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awesome drawing!
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My Caad 8 has the "crimping" as well, but more of a flat spot than an indentation.
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Lots of bike manufacturers have similar crimping and/or non-symmetric chainstays. Don't worry about it, enjoy your new bike.

PS. That's the best original drawing in BF history.
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yes, my CAAD9 is the same way.
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Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly
Some Cannondale models are like that. It makes more room for the tires on the inside, and for the chain rings on the outer drive side.

But your paint drawing really doesn't communicate anything to me.
I'll give you a gold star anyhow
Come on now, if you're going to give a gold star, give a gold star.

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Originally Posted by yellowjeep
that is the coolest illustration i have seen in a while
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Originally Posted by mloywhite
Lots of bike manufacturers have similar crimping and/or non-symmetric chainstays. Don't worry about it, enjoy your new bike.

PS. That's the best original drawing in BF history.
your first, i hope.
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From your diagram, I think your frame is too large for you. You need a longer stem.
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Originally Posted by Bohh
Hi guys,

Just got my CAAD8 Frame off ebay today. I'm happy with it, but while inspecting it, I noticed something kind of strange. Just behind the bottom bracket on both chain stays, the tubes are kind of flattened. The one on the same side as the chain rings is flattened on both sides and the opposite chain stay is just flattened on the inside. I've included a crude diagram. Is this normal?

Thanks,

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That's the way it's supposed to be.

Note that the stays are asymmetrical. The drive side is a bit bigger. Additional stiffness.

BTW...I like the fork.
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Nice illustration.
I thought that was your kidneys stuck to the pedals.
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LOL! You guys are great. Thank you for all the responses. I'm at ease now.

For now, I'm off to go teach art classes at the local college.
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Originally Posted by rollin
From your diagram, I think your frame is too large for you. You need a longer stem.
Now that was funny
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How much weight are you saving with those spokeless wheels?
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Biopace or Rotor?
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Originally Posted by Bohh
I've included a crude diagram. Is this normal?
People do it sometimes, but they're usually not THAT bad.
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Nope, that's a sign of a manufacturing defect.

You should all send me your cannondales and I'll warranty them for you.
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flip it.
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