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Some years ago, I think about 2000-2002, I bought a CAAD5 frame at the Gary V. Hobbs site. I built it up using Centaur parts I already had, and later turned it into a single speed. I turned it back into a 10 speed recently. I can't believe how well it rides. Feels light and responsive. I love the ride. Just wanted to praise Cannondale for excellence.
 

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Similar story here. I bought an NOS CAAD5 frameset in around 1996 and it's been built up several times. Currently new Veloce.

It's still almost a reference bike for BB stiffness out of the saddle. Time all carbon forks were excellent too.
 

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It's interesting you guys mentioned the CAAD5. My 14 year old currently rides a custom 48 cm Tsunami road bike, which he is starting to outgrow. His 15th birthday is coming up next month and I asked him if he wants a new road bike. His response was, " I want a CAAD5 with Campy." I responded, "WTH? Are you serious? What about getting a brand new bike like a CAAD12, or any number of road bikes out there? Even another Tsunami frame built for you if you want." He said, "No. I just want a CAAD5 with Campy." So, the search begins....
 

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He can have mine. Mint, 58 cm. All Campy except TruVativ crankset. Rare Daytona ProFit pedals too. Only catch is the annoying Doberman is part of the package.

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Joking aside, this was the first of the "modern" Cannondale CAADs and really there were only minor changes up until CAAD10. The Time fork is a big plus too.

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