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Last bike stolen, found the silver lining | New Cannondale Owner

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Last bike stolen, found the silver lining | New Cannondale Owner

So in interest of keeping a long story short I'll give the skinny: last year had a new roommate borrow my road bike only to get it stolen in Center City, the same day he moved in

While it was a Wally Mart bike, it was a great bike to me and my first road bike some 2 years ago which got me into cycling. So I was deeply upset and saddened by it's loss, and eventually my roommate paid me back, but I was still out a road bike. Although thankfully I still had my city bike, an old 80's Schwinn single speed to get around but it just wasn't the same without long 40-50 mile rides to clear my mind. So I began saving my money for a Cannondale as I always had a great love for their bikes, and like anything else you save up for and work hard for it was that much sweeter when I found the bike I had wanted:

A LBS near my parents house, where my father had gotten his new Cannondale the year before, a long needed upgrade from his old SH-600 flat bar , had a leftover 2010 Six Carbon 5 in matte carbon and I fell in love.. after a bit of haggling I got a price I couldn't refuse..

Sadly, being a photographer I should have some better shots of the bike other than ones took with my phone but I guess I'll make it a point to take some with proper lighting and post those as well:


Here it is with LOOK Keo 2 Max's and not much else just yet:


And my city bike:




And finally, the next big purchase I've been thinking about was a set of SOUL S4.0's with red nipples.. but I'm still torn on whether the white ones would look better with the color scheme or the black with red stickers like the Shimano stock wheels.. any thoughts??


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NEW SHOTS ADDED BELOW.. \/ \/

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Old 02-16-11, 08:37 PM
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Nice - you should have many good ride on that bad boy
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Not a Cdale guy but I might be now. Great looking.
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Very nice.

Word of advice: Don't let your roommate borrow it.
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joro you gotta be kidding me jose. is that you from crsx ?
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yeah those are pretty pathetic photos for being a photographer. hahhahahahahahah
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Beautiful bike. Take some time and save some $ to toss some Soul 3.0SL's on her and be done. You'll drop a pound of rotational weight.

Not a fan of the RS10's. Had them on my Synapse 5.

Great bike though. I'm in the process of getting a CAAD 3, but now I'm thinking Six 5. Damn it!
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Originally Posted by walshconor View Post
Not a Cdale guy but I might be now. Great looking.
thanks man.. I've always loved them, was once looking at Specialized and rode my bro-in-law's but once I rode my dad's Six I knew I should just go with a Cannondale..
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Very nice.

Word of advice: Don't let your roommate borrow it.
hahaah o believe me I learned my lesson and he won't even go near it.. he was crying about paying me back the $600 from my old bike, let alone what he thinks this one cost me.. lol

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joro you gotta be kidding me jose. is that you from crsx ?
get outt?!.. that you Chris M.??.. haven't talked to you in ages man.. when'd you get into cycling?..
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That's an absolute beaut!
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sweet dale but we need a picture of the drive side. (theres only one accepted format for bike photos here.)
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Originally Posted by JoRoFoto View Post
thanks man.. I've always loved them, was once looking at Specialized and rode my bro-in-law's but once I rode my dad's Six I knew I should just go with a Cannondale..

hahaah o believe me I learned my lesson and he won't even go near it.. he was crying about paying me back the $600 from my old bike, let alone what he thinks this one cost me.. lol


get outt?!.. that you Chris M.??.. haven't talked to you in ages man.. when'd you get into cycling?..
what can brown do for you ?

yeah its me. got into cycling mid 2009.
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bike's always bring people together,

and awesome new bike
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I'm a photographer as well but for some reason all of my bike pics are pure crap. Go figure.
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Here's some better pictures as promised but be forgiving, I shot them in my tiny kitchen!.. lol

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'10 Cannondale Six Carbon 5 by j o r o f o t o | fortysixtyphoto.com, on Flickr

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'10 Cannondale Six Carbon 5 by j o r o f o t o | fortysixtyphoto.com, on Flickr

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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
I'm a photographer as well but for some reason all of my bike pics are pure crap. Go figure.
I know right?.. I feel horrible because I don't do it justice.. but now I'm determined to get it outside and do a proper shoot of it.. just strange for me because I'm a portrait photographer so if it's not a person I really don't know how to shoot it.. lol
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Originally Posted by Painful Chafe View Post
Beautiful bike. Take some time and save some $ to toss some Soul 3.0SL's on her and be done. You'll drop a pound of rotational weight.

Not a fan of the RS10's. Had them on my Synapse 5.

Great bike though. I'm in the process of getting a CAAD 3, but now I'm thinking Six 5. Damn it!
thanks man, I'll definitely look into those as well.. still not sure about the color though.. so torn..

But great to hear that I'm making you second guess the CAAD 3 as well..
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bike's always bring people together,

and awesome new bike
haha yeah.. Chris and I knew each other from a car photography forum years ago.. and oddly enough, just bumped into him on here after not speaking for a while..

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what can brown do for you ?

yeah its me. got into cycling mid 2009.
haha that's awesome man.. same for me it was in '09, when I moved to Philly and realized how much fun riding around the city can be.. but how've you been man?.. still shooting or what?
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Get S4.0s in white!!! One of the best looking bikes I have seen! Good luck and enjoy your new bike!
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Originally Posted by JoRoFoto View Post
haha yeah.. Chris and I knew each other from a car photography forum years ago.. and oddly enough, just bumped into him on here after not speaking for a while..


haha that's awesome man.. same for me it was in '09, when I moved to Philly and realized how much fun riding around the city can be.. but how've you been man?.. still shooting or what?
been good. not really shooting anymore. turned into a job and I ended up hating it. i still shoot for fun. I havnt tried taking good bike pics yet. theyre mainly quick snap shots. btw you have some blown out spots on the first photo.

heres a snap of one of my bikes



heres my race rig

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Get S4.0s in white!!! One of the best looking bikes I have seen! Good luck and enjoy your new bike!
hahaahha yeah man.. the more I look at the bike I think the white S4.0's with the grey stickers would look great on the bike.. and thanks, definitely will cherish this one and never let anyone borrow it..
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Originally Posted by JoRoFoto View Post
Here's some better pictures as promised but be forgiving, I shot them in my tiny kitchen!.. lol

Just "shot them in my tiny kitchen" - BASTARD!

I hate you - I can't get soft lighting and wonderful use of depth of field like that under ANY conditions!










Lovely shots! Jealous as anything!
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Nice lookin' bike - congrats!
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Bad cell phone pics.....forgotten and excused.

Nice photos!
Not many people say they'll come back with nice pics, and actually deliver on really nice pics.
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still not sure about the color though.. so torn..
White is what I would go with. It will look amazing!
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Oh, and sweet looking bike! Congrats!
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