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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-27-18, 11:47 PM
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Not a bike yet, but parts are coming in!
Wow that purple is amazing! Grape soda comes to mind
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My other fixed gear is a randonneur.

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So remember how I have a moots? Well, turns out that it's just not the bike for me. I gave it a solid try and really wanted to like it, but I just can't get down with it. Rode it for around 1300 miles and I never really got into it other than the fact that it had the "Moots" decal on the DT and the cool headbadge.

According to the people I ride with, my style when cornering is described as "absolutely terrifying to watch" and "completely without regard for self-preservation" and the moots doesn't really suit it. I like going fast when I ride and that usually means pushing the pace on the descents and taking the apex as hard as I can when I'm descending, and with the moots I never really felt any sense of confidence descending. There was always a subtle vagueness to the descent that would spook me out enough to cause me to take descents a lot slower than I would prefer and never really left me feeling satisfied.

Going uphill or riding along flat roads the bike was brilliant because it was so comfortable and the lack of stiffness was nice because it felt really springy in a good way. Small bumps would disappear under the frame, and hard accelerations were not instant but rather a smoother acceleration as efforts seemed to be absorbed into the frame and then released after a tiny delay. Both of these traits were interesting and enjoyable but definitely not enough to overcome the disappointment felt after a descent, which left me looking for a replacement.

Enter CAAD12:



Budget race bike, but its turned into my favorite bike...

I've seen a couple paint stripped CAAD10s and thought they look badass and attempted to strip the paint myself on this 12, but I didn't realize how much work it would be. The majority of the paint is off, but the joints still have loads of paint and primer on them that you can't see from afar so I just called it and built it up. Cannondale used filler around the brake cable entry holes which looks really bad and I wasnt aware of until I got the paint off and I can't find any good stickers big enough to cover those areas. After the season ends, I might get it painted so it looks like a normal bike, but I'm not sure what the plan is for that.

All in, I'm around $1300 with powermeter and its a blast to ride. Mainly 5800, but I have a R8000 RD I need to install so I can use a 11-30 and I might play around with different stems, but I'm pretty much done component-wise. Maybe I'll cop a set of R7000 shifters in the future, but that's not really a priority. Fits 28mm Pirelli P-Zero tires that measure out to 32mm actual on the Course 30 wheels with room to spare to smooth out the ride a bit.

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Old 04-05-18, 07:17 AM
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Not that I know you or anything, but I always thought the moots was an interesting choice for how I imagine you ride....which I was right about lol. I think Its more of a cushy cruiser like a powerful sedan.

Enjoy the Caad!
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Old 04-05-18, 07:59 AM
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The CAAD looks badass. And still #ridemetal
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The CAAD is a pefect candidate for a powder coat.
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Originally Posted by Scottybigs View Post
My other fixed gear is a randonneur.

Nice little Rando there! I love seeing rando bikes since I want to build another at some point for some stupid reason. My Single Speed/Fixed Gear RandoCross FunTime Machine is all I really need in that department and I have a touring bike or road bike for the rest but I just dig the look of them and the idea of them so damn much!
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Well, the 1986 Fuji Allegro made it another year, so did the 1997 Fuji MX-200 & 2010 Vilano SS/FG. Upgrades, the Allegro went from a Suntour 14-30T 6 spd freewheel to a 13-21T 6 spd. The MX-200, went from a 14-28T 7 spd to a Suntour 12-18 straight block 7 spd. 2016 saw a new addition a 2015 Bianchi Kuma 27.2.
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Year in the making now...
I'll get a friend to help me take better photos

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Old 04-09-18, 11:08 AM
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^That bike is srs bsns. Those 28's look like they fit comfortably in that frame too.
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Old 04-09-18, 12:02 PM
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The SRM is impressive in and of itself.

Wondering why Belgium and not Ardennes?

Weight?


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Old 04-09-18, 01:39 PM
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Thanks, all

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The SRM is impressive in and of itself.

Wondering why Belgium and not Ardennes?

Weight?


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I wanted to build the wheels to 240s, so Belgium. Ardennes are basically the same thing but prebuilt with HED branded hubs.



and this thing isn't light at all... I think my friend weighed it at 1400+g for the frameset and 120+g for the topper


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Thanks and congratulations.

The drawing is slick.

This is the drawing I got from Rodriguez for a fixed gear with road geometry. It has only 17 mm saddle to bar drop where yours is 128 mm.


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gaaaaah I want my bike to get finished
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New bike day for me! My first geared cross/road bike. 2014 All City Macho Man Disc. So far it's been a blast, so comfy on long rides and on rough roads.
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Warning! NBD imminent!
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Switched out my handlebars last week because the ones I had were the wroooong shape for my riding. These feel better.

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Switched out my handlebars last week because the ones I had were the wroooong shape for my riding. These feel better.
What bars did you have before? The shape looks great - I'm all about traditional bends, they're the only way my short fingers can reach the shifters/brake levers in the drops.

I think part of the problem is that your shifters were mounted way too low. Either way, I'm in LA and will take those bars off your hands.

I have mine set up like this:

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What bars did you have before? The shape looks great - I'm all about traditional bends, they're the only way my short fingers can reach the shifters/brake levers in the drops.

I think part of the problem is that your shifters were mounted way too low. Either way, I'm in LA and will take those bars off your hands.

I have mine set up like this:

It was the Cinelli Criterium 65. Shifter placement might have been part of the problem. I tried adjusting them a bit but couldn't make it work for me. But yeah, if you want it, hit me up. I'm trying to get rid of some bike stuff I have lying around, that bar included.
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Here's my new hybrid.



Yes, I know the front wheel is on backwards.
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Enter CAAD12:



Budget race bike, but its turned into my favorite bike...
That thing looks fast as ****. And it clearly does not care about being anything else. Awesome.
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New bike day! I only had time to ride it home today and get my saddle and bell on but hopefully I can get some more time with it soon to dial in the fit. I'm still not big on sloping top tubes but it's growing on me.
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