Weaknesses: A very stiff frame!!
Stainless steel inserts on the dropouts would've been a nice touch. The aluminum gets scared over time.
Purchased from a local shop in 2005 as New-Old-Stock. The paint job was beautiful (silver metallic/red and yellow decals). The weld finishing was crap.
Glad I got the 2003 with Dura Ace, because it seems C'dale cheaped out when it hopped on the fixie bandwagon.
The DA hubs were nice but not the best choice for foul weather commuting.
I eventually broke the frame on the non drive side chain stay. I attribute the break to pushing a 50 x 14 for way too long.
C'dale replaced the frame under warranty. Great... except they took 3 months to do it, and I got only the frame, not the matching fork. The good news is that the 2007 is much improved on the weld finishing. Over time I...
--ditched the 3/32" drive for 1/2".
--ditched the 165 DA crank for something better for the street: a 175 Truvativ Omnium. Wow!!!
--replaced the DA/Mavic wheels with cheapo Vueltas. Not too shabby and won't break the bank.
Strengths: It's light. Did I mention that it's light. It's also stiff...and light.
Weaknesses: Cannondale put their name on it about a zillion times
This bike rocks. All the components are top shelf, and far and away the best stuff I've ever owned. Dura Ace cranks and hubs, Mavic rims, and the rest of the components are more than adequate. The carbon fork negates the harshness of the aluminum frame.
In searching for a 30s/40s adjustable extension stem for my new track project bike, I came across this new production [URL=http://www.liverydesigngruppe.com/][U]LDG[/U][/URL] stem in polished stainless steel with an anodized aluminum sliding clamp. I ordered one and it arrived Thursday.
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I know about the book. I seen one of his bikes, pretty cool, here in San Diego.:)
I think Cuba should do it, maybe a little too old, hehe and Spike lee directing, but he might make it a little too angry.Read More »
Does anyone here have a set that they ride? I'm building up a vintage fixed gear for the street and was looking for an experienced opinion. I have a sliding stem that I thought to use which brought me to this point.
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I'm not sure if that's what they are called, but I'm looking for a set of track bars for my fixie and remember seeing a picture of taylor using similar looking bars. Old school track bars with a unique bend is what I'm looking for. Thanks.
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