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pinoymamba
08-30-2012, 03:46 AM
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updated!

AngryScientist
08-30-2012, 06:02 AM
nice. a real race machine.

on the pink hoods: generally i like pink accents on a bike, but in this case i think the pink hoods alone are an eye sore. i think red hoods to match the 3t bits would look way better on this bike.

other than that though, well executed machine, cant go wrong with these c'dales.

fuzzalow
08-30-2012, 08:11 AM
Now that is a slammed stem. It is better to squeeze in at least a 3mm spacer underneath the stem - that allows accomodating the possibility using a different stem in the future. Different brands of stems have different stack heights. A 3mm spacer is still slammed by most definitions.

Pink hoods are a tossup, in isolation it's borderline but with the right attitude and kit, it will be fine.

Nice bike.

nbrewste
08-30-2012, 08:18 AM
Nice top cap (slamthatstem.com?).

A 5mm spacer on top of the stem ensures its clamping forces are evenly distributed and can prevent some serious carbon fiber crackage (see that Trek steerer debacle of 2011 (http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/06/23/broken-trek-carbon-steerer-tubes-result-of-the-wrong-stems/http://)).

christian
08-30-2012, 08:37 AM
Great looking bike, but I'd have gone 5mm below and 5mm above, as the other posters suggest.

GregL
08-30-2012, 08:51 AM
Nice top cap (slamthatstem.com?).

A 5mm spacer on top of the stem ensures its clamping forces are evenly distributed and can prevent some serious carbon fiber crackage (see that Trek steerer debacle of 2011 (http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/06/23/broken-trek-carbon-steerer-tubes-result-of-the-wrong-stems/http://)).

Cannondale has maintained for years that their forks should NOT have a spacer above the stem. See appendix D, page 90 of their bike manual (http://cdn.cannondale.com/Manuals/2010_Cannondale_Bicycle_Owners_Manual_124451.pdf). The rationale is that their compression plug serves to reinforce the area of the fork covered by the stem. If the compression plug is raised up by a spacer, it will leave an unsupported area at the lower part of the stem. Since this is the basis for their warranties, I have always followed it on my Cannondales. I've put in tens of thousands of miles on Cannondale carbon steerer tubes with zero problems.

- Greg

TomNguyen
08-30-2012, 09:31 AM
Damn. That slam is stemmed.

nbrewste
08-30-2012, 09:51 AM
Good point -- I stand corrected!


Cannondale has maintained for years that their forks should NOT have a spacer above the stem. See appendix D, page 90 of their bike manual (http://cdn.cannondale.com/Manuals/2010_Cannondale_Bicycle_Owners_Manual_124451.pdf). The rationale is that their compression plug serves to reinforce the area of the fork covered by the stem. If the compression plug is raised up by a spacer, it will leave an unsupported area at the lower part of the stem. Since this is the basis for their warranties, I have always followed it on my Cannondales. I've put in tens of thousands of miles on Cannondale carbon steerer tubes with zero problems.

- Greg

deluxerider
08-30-2012, 01:33 PM
pretty sweet. i wish that i was as flexible as you!

nismosr
08-30-2012, 01:42 PM
SHes a beauty, love that cap and slam stem.

rpm
08-30-2012, 02:05 PM
Nice. I wonder, though, do you use the drops much? It looks like a really long reach to the drops with your upturned deep drop bars.

It seems the modern way is to go with the big saddle to bar drop but to use shallow drop bars with level tops to keep the drops accessible. You might think about going that way. You would need to get a stem with a little more rise to keep the brake hoods in the same place they are now.

bigman
08-30-2012, 03:07 PM
Slamming!

mike p
08-31-2012, 01:28 PM
The CDale Caad's really are an iconic bike. What other big tube AL bikes get this much attention aside from a custom. I've owned a couple few starting with caad 7-9 and loved them all. I don't think it's possible to get a better weekend warrior race bike for less money and it's easy to spend two or three times as much and get less bike.
Yours looks great, ride the he'll out of it.

Mike

nahtnoj
08-31-2012, 09:12 PM
I have not seen those SRAM adjusters before - pretty cool.

It would be interesting to see you riding the bike - no setback with a 140 stem suggests you're positioned pretty far forward, and its not that big a frame - 52cm?

54ny77
08-31-2012, 09:41 PM
Nah, the OP just has long arms. It's pretty common, see?

http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/67500/Woman-with-Long-Arms--67932.jpg

I have not seen those SRAM adjusters before - pretty cool.

It would be interesting to see you riding the bike - no setback with a 140 stem suggests you're positioned pretty far forward, and its not that big a frame - 52cm?

benc
09-18-2012, 10:42 PM
I like the wheels, otherwise looks very uncomfortable.

bthomas515
09-20-2012, 03:01 AM
What size is the frame?

beeatnik
09-20-2012, 03:53 PM
Long arms, is that common in the Philippines?

soulspinner
09-21-2012, 05:53 AM
A race bike well done.:hello: Do you race on those wheels/tires or do you have some other setup?

pinoymamba
11-27-2012, 12:31 AM
I have not seen those SRAM adjusters before - pretty cool.

It would be interesting to see you riding the bike - no setback with a 140 stem suggests you're positioned pretty far forward, and its not that big a frame - 52cm?

I'll get a picture of me on the bike.

What size is the frame?

52cm 53.5 TT

A race bike well done.:hello: Do you race on those wheels/tires or do you have some other setup?

i plan to race on 101s.

pinoymamba
11-27-2012, 12:36 AM
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adjusted the hood and bars. also lowered the saddle.

nervousderbes
12-04-2012, 05:07 PM
nice bike

fvracer72
12-30-2012, 09:38 AM
I was thinking about a spooky....but they no longer do stock frames, maybe I'll consider one of these.

SJSteve
12-31-2012, 03:43 PM
Needs updated pics

pinoymamba
12-31-2012, 07:57 PM
Needs updated pics

done :banana:

h2oxtc
01-01-2013, 10:14 AM
Sweet bike! What's up with the cracks in the driveway? Sorry, they're distracting from the beautiful bike. :)

IJWS
01-04-2013, 01:30 AM
Nice! I'm sure the other forumites are relieved that the pink hoods are gone. Phew. Can you tell me what you've got going on in the headset/spacer/stem-cap area? That cap looks so tech.

Nooch
01-04-2013, 07:19 AM
Nice! I'm sure the other forumites are relieved that the pink hoods are gone. Phew. Can you tell me what you've got going on in the headset/spacer/stem-cap area? That cap looks so tech.

Psh, I loved the hoods! (I'll take em!)