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jadocs 07-25-19 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21044344)
Does your link take you to the Italian AliExpress site too?

Download the app on your phone, then click the link. It will open up in English in the app.

CarloM 07-25-19 01:39 PM

Side note: is this thread "jumpy" for anyone else? The "reply" box wasn't at the bottom for me as it normally is, I had to click on the Reply in a bottom toolbar. Weird.

Anyway; all my cycling related purchases hit in relatively short time so here's the latest iteration of the SuperSix Evo Di2 that I got on the 4th. LBS installed all of the parts the other day:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7aaa663daf.jpg
  • Replaced Cannondale SI cranks + FSA 52/36 rings with Ultegra FC-R8000 50/34 crankset (to complete the Ultegra Di2 transmission, also needed a BB30A bottom bracket adapter)
  • Bontrager Montrose Pro carbon fiber saddle (shaved 100g off old saddle weight)
  • Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 TLR disc carbon fiber wheels (replaced Mavic Aksium aluminums)
  • Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL tubeless tires
  • Dura-Ace rotors (because they were on sale, and the Evo came with the cheaper rotors that normally accompany a 105 groupset)
  • Shimano 901 chain (DA level) to replace the 601 chain (again a 105 groupset component, anoter corner Cannondale cut to keep costs down)
I've decided that's the limit for this bike in terms of improvements. Had the shop put it on the scale as you see it in the picture above (with pedals, cages, spare pump). 18.01 lbs. To quote Ricky Bobby, "I just wanna go fast" :speedy:

02Giant 07-25-19 09:18 PM

BWW Classic 27" wheelset
Pair of Panaracer Pasela's + tubes
Jagwire Sport Brake & Shift cable sets
Vintage down tube, clamp-on Shimano shifters
Nitto Randonneur handlebars
KMC 8 speed chain
Sunrace 6 speed freewheel
Vintage Dia-Compe non-aero brake levers

Still to pick up, seat post, saddle, & pedals. Maybe a cartridge bottom bracket.

android_hosp 07-26-19 01:07 AM

Giro Synthe MIPS helmet.

RidingMatthew 07-26-19 12:59 PM

a Zefal clamp on mirror to use while riding with my son... so i don't have to use my mirror on my glasses.

he said "i don't know why you need a mirror i am usually in front of you"


may have to dust him sometimes instead of riding with him :) haha

arizonamed 07-26-19 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by CarloM (Post 21044563)
Side note: is this thread "jumpy" for anyone else? The "reply" box wasn't at the bottom for me as it normally is, I had to click on the Reply in a bottom toolbar. Weird.

Anyway; all my cycling related purchases hit in relatively short time so here's the latest iteration of the SuperSix Evo Di2 that I got on the 4th. LBS installed all of the parts the other day:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7aaa663daf.jpg
  • Replaced Cannondale SI cranks + FSA 52/36 rings with Ultegra FC-R8000 50/34 crankset (to complete the Ultegra Di2 transmission, also needed a BB30A bottom bracket adapter)
  • Bontrager Montrose Pro carbon fiber saddle (shaved 100g off old saddle weight)
  • Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 TLR disc carbon fiber wheels (replaced Mavic Aksium aluminums)
  • Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL tubeless tires
  • Dura-Ace rotors (because they were on sale, and the Evo came with the cheaper rotors that normally accompany a 105 groupset)
  • Shimano 901 chain (DA level) to replace the 601 chain (again a 105 groupset component, anoter corner Cannondale cut to keep costs down)
I've decided that's the limit for this bike in terms of improvements. Had the shop put it on the scale as you see it in the picture above (with pedals, cages, spare pump). 18.01 lbs. To quote Ricky Bobby, "I just wanna go fast" :speedy:

I have the same bike and I love your upgrade choices! Especially the wheels those are really sharp looking. Do you know if you saved any weight with those wheels or with the crankset? Those are the two things Iím always waffling back and forth about whether I want to swap or not.

CarloM 07-26-19 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by arizonamed (Post 21046140)
I have the same bike and I love your upgrade choices! Especially the wheels those are really sharp looking. Do you know if you saved any weight with those wheels or with the crankset? Those are the two things Iím always waffling back and forth about whether I want to swap or not.

Full admission: I didn't weigh any of the parts, so I can't prove anything. But you see what I have there. It weighed 18.01lbs, (with 2 normal plastic cages and that pump). So if you can get yours down to an LBS and have them weigh it, that will give you a definitive answer.
  • Shimano claims 343g for the pedals
  • Bontrager claims 38g (multiply by 2) for the bottle cages
  • Crankbrothers claims 150g for the pump
In case you want to subtract any of those weights for proper comparison. If you really want to be accurate you'd need to subtract the two light brackets at the front and back, but Trek/Bonty site doesn't list their weights.

Unscientifically speaking
I held both the new wheels (with Conti 5K TL tires and sealant already in it) along with the Mavic Aksium with Conti 5K clinchers they took off my bike. I could clearly tell the Pro 3s were lighter. If you trust Bonty and Mavic's websites, I went from 1905g to 1600g, but you'd have to add inner tube weight to the 1905, and you'd have to add the rim strip+sealant weight to the 1600g figure.

The crankset...I don't know. Cannondale's SI cranks are known for being light-though from what I've read it's really at the SiSL and SiSL2 level, whereas the SI crank is the "mass market" version so is likely heavier. I wouldn't be surprised if I gained a little weight with the Shimano crankset. But most people think Shimano rings are better than FSA rings in terms of shifting, and I wanted a compact 50/34 rather than the 52/36 that came with it, so I didn't factor in weight at all when I made the choice.

I definitely saved 75g on the Montrose Pro seat vs. the Selle (I just weighed it since it was sitting on my spare-parts table) .

I also replaced the C2 UD seatpost with a Cannondale Carbon SAVE seatpost, but again I didn't weigh them side by side so I can't say if I saved any weight.

According to Shimano's site, I also save 36g by going to the Dura-Ace rotors.

arizonamed 07-26-19 02:44 PM

Thanks for the analysis! I've got 1500 miles on the bike so far and am not at all impressed with the shiftability of the chainrings on the SI crankset. I have to soft pedal when going from the small to large ring otherwise it doesn't budge. My CAAD10 has ultegra cranks and shifts like a freakin dream even when pedaling hard and its not even Di2. One of the only reasons I've held out this long is that I don't like the idea of using a BB adapter (my CAAD10 has one to get the ultegras to fit) but I think eventually I'll make the switch despite that.

CarloM 07-26-19 03:10 PM


Originally Posted by arizonamed (Post 21046292)
Thanks for the analysis! I've got 1500 miles on the bike so far and am not at all impressed with the shiftability of the chainrings on the SI crankset. I have to soft pedal when going from the small to large ring otherwise it doesn't budge. My CAAD10 has ultegra cranks and shifts like a freakin dream even when pedaling hard and its not even Di2. One of the only reasons I've held out this long is that I don't like the idea of using a BB adapter (my CAAD10 has one to get the ultegras to fit) but I think eventually I'll make the switch despite that.

Oh good point, that reminds me that I am using a Wheels Manufacturing BB30A (not the standard BB30, you need the Asymmetric version) to Shimano bottom bracket. This one to be exact: https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-bracket...ano-black.html

I literally drove an hour in traffic to the one place in So Cal that had it. I have had zero issues with it, no noise, no creaking, feels good to pedal.

Like you, I too was frustrated with the FSA shift feel, especially since my Trek FX S6 with the 105 group had no problems shifting on the front rings. I don't think I had quite as severe an issue, it might be a derailleur adjustment is needed for you? I just felt that the FSA wasn't as "snappy" in shifting as the Trek was in the front rings going from small to large. Sometimes it took longer for the chain to catch the teeth properly. The Ultegra 50/34 (and subsequent front derailleur adjustment) has fixed all of that and shifts reliably and quickly.

arizonamed 07-26-19 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by CarloM (Post 21046323)
Oh good point, that reminds me that I am using a Wheels Manufacturing BB30A (not the standard BB30, you need the Asymmetric version) to Shimano bottom bracket. This one to be exact: https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-bracket...ano-black.html

I literally drove an hour in traffic to the one place in So Cal that had it. I have had zero issues with it, no noise, no creaking, feels good to pedal.

Like you, I too was frustrated with the FSA shift feel, especially since my Trek FX S6 with the 105 group had no problems shifting on the front rings. I don't think I had quite as severe an issue, it might be a derailleur adjustment is needed for you? I just felt that the FSA wasn't as "snappy" in shifting as the Trek was in the front rings going from small to large. Sometimes it took longer for the chain to catch the teeth properly. The Ultegra 50/34 (and subsequent front derailleur adjustment) has fixed all of that and shifts reliably and quickly.

Certainly could be a derailleur issue. I spent hours trying to make adjustments myself to improve the shifting and ended up throwing in the towel on that endeavor and shelling out the money to a bike shop with a great reputation and the shifting has since improved but still not perfect.

kevlar_heart 07-27-19 08:36 AM

Scott Road Premium bike shoes
 
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3689e46f5c.jpg
Pappa got me shoes 15% discount on top of clearance price at Jensen USA

delbiker1 07-27-19 08:42 AM

Actually, my most recent purchase was pretty basic, simple, and cheap. But also necessary, brake cable ferrules and a couple of 9 speed chain pins from a LBS. I had cable and housing but could not find any brake ferrules in my stash, 9 speed pins are coming with an order.

NoWhammies 07-27-19 03:11 PM

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e5630f75d1.jpg

TimothyH 07-31-19 02:38 PM

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...80d3db6d64.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d6446e9ab6.jpg

puma1552 07-31-19 09:23 PM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...537c96cbe0.jpg


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...76847a04ea.jpg

Managed to get a set of 5800 pedals for under $100 delivered from a reputable source (Slane Cycles), only other options are $150 locally or feabay questionables. Not sure how Slane is able to ship these to me in the US from the UK now with Shimano's BS, but it looks like I got their last pair since they are now gone from their site. w00t

phtomita 07-31-19 11:27 PM

Got a new lid for Summer - nice ventilation.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dd1668856d.jpg

puma1552 08-01-19 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by puma1552 (Post 21054378)

Managed to get a set of 5800 pedals for under $100 delivered from a reputable source (Slane Cycles), only other options are $150 locally or feabay questionables. Not sure how Slane is able to ship these to me in the US from the UK now with Shimano's BS, but it looks like I got their last pair since they are now gone from their site. w00t

Well so much for that, got an email that the inventory was wrong and they don't have them.

CarloM 08-01-19 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by phtomita (Post 21054469)
Got a new lid for Summer - nice ventilation.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dd1668856d.jpg

Nice lid! I'm looking for one too, might have to add that to the short list!

rjones28 08-01-19 02:53 PM

New helmet for off-road excursions.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...90d30f8d5d.jpg

str8jakett 08-01-19 03:08 PM

Pieced together a 11spd SRAM Rival 22/Force 22 upgrade from eBay, then went to the hospital for the wife to have a baby. It's like Christmas upon returning home!! Still waiting on the crankset.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7689881cca.jpg

noodle soup 08-02-19 09:18 AM

Garmin case

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9274cb64_o.jpg

jadocs 08-05-19 04:36 PM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...47027c54c.jpeg

Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21040913)
The cleats are the real deal. Same weights, and exact same packaging(UPC even scanned correctly). Shipping is fast too(ordered 7/14, delivered 7/22).

I just ordered a few more.

Just got mine in. Is this what yours looked like as well? I scanned mine and was given two options, Amazon and eBay.

audiomagnate 08-06-19 06:00 AM

These are extremely popular here in Atlanta, where "bike lane" means "road debris channel."https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4ba3f60896.jpg

noodle soup 08-06-19 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by jadocs (Post 21061479)
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...47027c54c.jpeg


Just got mine in. Is this what yours looked like as well? I scanned mine and was given two options, Amazon and eBay.

Looks exactly like what I got. I scanned mine at work, and they rang up at $29.99(the price we sell them at).

jadocs 08-06-19 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21062444)
Looks exactly like what I got. I scanned mine at work, and they rang up at $29.99(the price we sell them at).

Gotcha thanks! Yeah they are identical to my cleats that I purchased from Colorado Cyclist many years ago.


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