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Old 10-19-10, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by molecularman View Post
"Made in" doesn't necessarily mean the entire bike was constructed in that country. If the majority of the value of the bike was added in a particular nation, the bike is claimed to be made in said nation i.e. the frame was constructed in Taiwan but painted, and assembled in France, and if the majority of the bike's worth was added in France, the bike is said to be made in France. The majority of frames are constructed in Asia nowadays. There are articles all over the place regarding this.
I was talking about just frames, not entire bikes.

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Originally Posted by freeskihp View Post
hate to perpetuate, but this is wrong. dogma/prince/etc. are made in asia and sent to Treviso for paint/finish
Wouldn't surprise me.
Last I read, Dogmas were being manufactured in Italy.
(Maybe that's why their breaking so much lately.)
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Old 10-19-10, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by SkyeC View Post
alright guys... back to CAADs, enough nonsense about COO.



Agreed SkyeC.

CAAD10 welds vs CAAD9:



What do you guys think?

America did it better?

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Originally Posted by aoto View Post
The Pedaler ^_^ Definitely one of the most camouflaged bike shops I have ever seen. When I first went in there I would have never guessed they had so many nice bikes in there.
Nice catch, I love the Ped .

They were literally my local bike store for a while (by proximity) but I still go back there for all bricks/mortar purchases, despite it being a 20-25min drive from home and longer from work. I love that they are low key and super low pressure - I've lost count of the number of times I've been in there and they've given me free advice (sometimes free stuff) and talked me out of stuff I don't need. The CAAD10 was the second bike I'd bought from them and I'd love to buy another. The stealth look and constant presence of at least two lazy labs/retrievers just adds to the ambience.
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Let's see if they show up better in white:



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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
CAAD10 welds vs CAAD9:

What do you guys think?

America did it better?
Troll much?
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still waiting on my LBS to get their CAAD10s in stock. They have a full size run on order, but other than that, have no real idea when they will get them in stock. It would be possible for me to special order one, and possibly get it faster, but I'm hoping to test ride both a 58 and a 60 to see which one fits better...

and so I wait...
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
Aren't the CAAD10's selling supposedly for about the same as curren't CAAD9's?

Weren't they actually supposed to go DOWN in price when the Canadian company
that bought them began manufacturing them overseas with far cheaper labor?
Whatever they saved now probably goes in to shipping HAHAHAHAHAHA
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My friend brought his scale over My CAAD9 came in at 16.9 lbs w/ pedals and cages on. WOOT

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Old 10-19-10, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by roadwarrior View Post
Exactly. BTW...that CAAD3 frame was the one where Cippolini looked into the camea afer breaking the Giro stage win record and said, "Cannondale makes the best bikes."

I have the 1996 CAAD3 M500 (pic in sig below) its a mountain bike racer as i like to call it. People still walk over to the bike and admire it on our group rides. Its a solid Hard Tail that rides like a road racer on roads.

Its fast! and reliable and refuses to break!
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Originally Posted by sean koby View Post
CityCycle here in Jax,Fl had CAAD9 frames for $500 while they last.......
Heck yea they do! That's where I bought mine! Drew is good people. Built up a 56 for me when he didn't have one ready to roll out the door.
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Originally Posted by Razor From KC View Post
I like the ten better. i hated how they had it on the 9
I'm lovin' the shape, but the welds aren't as clean as the American made frames.

CAAD10 owners, do you notice the same with your frames in comparison to the C9's?
Or could this just be a few bad apples that are photographed?

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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
I'm lovin' the shape, but the welds aren't as clean as the American made frames.

CAAD10 owners, do you notice the same with your frames in comparison to the C9's?
Or could this just be a few bad apples that are photographed?

Clean welds do not equal good welds
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Originally Posted by alexgate View Post
Clean welds do not equal good welds
Okay, but I'm not questioning whether their good or not.
What I'm questioning is the craftsmanship of the builders.
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Originally Posted by taimur View Post
Whatever they saved now probably goes in to shipping HAHAHAHAHAHA
Well, prices went up for CAADs instead of going down while their labor costs plummeted.

Know what that means?

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shipping costs probably went through the roof.
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Just joined - my first post!

The wife and I picked up a pair of 2010 CAAD9's. I got the 9-5 with the 105 setup. Only have about 60 miles on it, but so far I'm impressed with how fast it is! Now I just need to find a more comfortable saddle.

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Old 10-20-10, 08:36 PM
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Twin speeders

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New to the forum but I've been riding for almost one and a half years

here's my first road bike, an 09 Caad9.




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Some people say it's a fad, but it does look better when you flip the stem. Plenty of threads on here about the pros n' cons.
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Originally Posted by littlewing6283 View Post
My friend brought his scale over My CAAD9 came in at 16.9 lbs w/ pedals and cages on. WOOT

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what saddle/ seat post / (are they uncut?) and handlebars do you have? are your wheels ultegra too?
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
Let's see if they show up better in white:



the white looks really nice. light/bright colors seem to wash the tones out better than dark.
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Finally got the RS10's replaced with the RS20's and my Schwalbe Ultremo R1's put on. Rides much smoother. The RS20's were a warranty related swap for the '10s so I didn't pay any for them. I'll upgrade to a nicer wheelset when $$$ allows.
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My CAAD10

The CAAD10 replaced my titanium recently retired by a Camry. The only thing I kept was frame, fork, headset, cone spacer, seat post and clamp, and the nice bar end plugs.

I have to wait for my broken wrist to heal before I can ride and provide feedback.
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