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Cannondale Single Speed

Old 02-13-08, 07:44 PM
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Cannondale Single Speed

I saw a beautiful red & white Cannondale single speed in my LBS today. Al frame with composite fork and integrated headset. Does anyone know anything about this bike or have any experience with it?
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Old 02-13-08, 07:57 PM
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called a Capo. Frame is great, components are crap. Go for it.
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Integrated headsets blow.
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Originally Posted by dobber View Post
Integrated headsets blow.
Seriously, why do these still exist? Is it cheaper for manufacturers, somehow? I can't see how building the frame slightly differently and using a different, equally cheap headset would cost bike makers any more.
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yeah i'm curious too. and especially when it's on the "higher" end bike, like a pista concept. I've never met anyone that was a advocate for integrated headsets, and many many haters of the idea.
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They do blow, but it is mostly an aethestic thing ( or however you spell it).

And keep in mind that threadless headsets and forks came into vogue for manufacturers due to ease of building/stocking parts.
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I don't really know anything about integrated headsets but it just seems like a bad idea. If the headset wears out does that make the frame worthless? I'd assume you'd have to use sealed cartridge style bearings but still whats the point, give me a loose BB headset any day.
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Originally Posted by abeyance View Post
They do blow, but it is mostly an aethestic thing ( or however you spell it).
Then I don't understand why they don't go with the Cane Creek Zero-Stack model, which does away with the technical problems of integrated headsets while keeping the appearance the same.

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And keep in mind that threadless headsets and forks came into vogue for manufacturers due to ease of building/stocking parts.
They're also vastly superior technology. They make the old threaded system look like a Rube Goldberg contraption, by comparison. In this case, what benefits manufacturers also benefits consumers.
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Originally Posted by centuryman View Post
I saw a beautiful red & white Cannondale single speed in my LBS today. Al frame with composite fork and integrated headset. Does anyone know anything about this bike or have any experience with it?
Although it's not the lightest bike the way I have it setup (18lbs.) I love my new Capo...if you can score one for what I paid for mine stock (ie. Minus the Wheels and Cranks) for $450, Go for it!

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I haven't seen any of the recent ones, that is nice. I may need to pick one up. Their single speed mountain bikes are also pretty tempting right now.
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There's no such thing as a "beautiful" aluminum bike. Especailly if it says Cannondale.
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LOL! It's not AEROSPOKE, it's ARROSPOK! Take that wheelset back and make them give you the real thing.
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Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
LOL! It's not AEROSPOKE, it's ARROSPOK! Take that wheelset back and make them give you the real thing.
LOL! ARROSPOK LOL! Gettin It! You so Funny!
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