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My Latest Ride…

Jbird your ride looks bad in black... way cool! She’s a very nice ride!

Edited 11/1/08 to update photos and new weights

After reluctantly selling my pristine ’89 Cannondale SR600 I was able to quickly acquire a lucky find through a local private sale. This ‘07 Cannondale CAAD8 Optimo 1 double in 54cm with full Shimano 105 components throughout became my new ride. As you see her she scales out at 9.05 kg / 19.95 lbs with pedals, aerobar, computers and cages. At almost 3 lbs lighter in full road trim than the SR600… the Optimo1 fitted with a Mavic Helium wheelset makes me feel like I’m in heaven.

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The fork looks a lot like the Slice Prodigy that came with my CAAD4. Perhaps STARNUT knows who made the fork for Cannondale. My Slice Prodigy (supposedly a Profice BRC)weighs 468gm (48-50cm frame).

If the Slice Ultra on the CAAD9 frames weigh 600gms, it's real shame.

CHL
 

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Cannondale Synapse Modified

Thanks. The biggest change for me was going from Tiagra triple to Ultegra double. So much smoother and responsive. I don't really miss the "granny gear" as much as I thought.
 

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i thought it was a huge difference between tiagra and 105 and not so much with 105 to ultegra. nice synapse! seat looks a little ugh.
 

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Cannondale Synapse Modified

Thanks for the comment. I did order a new Brooks Swallow Ti this morning. It should be here this week. I think the bike will look a little sleeker and be a little lighter with the swallow rather than the B17. I will use the B17 on my mountain bike.

Huge difference moving from Tiagra to Ultegra. I decided to skip 105 and go directly to Ultegra. Dura Ace was a little overkill in my opinion since I do not do any racing.
 

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"ThedarkAce", your Synapse looks hot. Nice looking ride.

"teffisk", according to Cannondale the Slice Ultra carbon fiber fork is supposed to weigh 540g. I haven't had an opportunity to personally weight it.
 

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Thanks for the comments. I just received the Brooks Swallow Ti last night and put it on the bike. It looks a lot better and bike dropped a little weight. Have to post some new pics later on. :p
 

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Mavic Helium Wheelset

Toona you have a couple of awesome rides there.:thumbsup:

Edited 11/1/08 to update photo

Anyone remember The Mavic Helium SUP Series 6000 700c red anodized road racing wheels that were available from 1996 to 2001? I just lucked onto a beautiful pair of late run Mavic Heliums vintage 2001 with their original skewers. Even the decals still look pretty good.

The 10-speed cassette on my '07 CAAD8 (originally setup with a WH-R550 wheelset) fit perfectly. What a great way to loose some rolling weight (11 ounces for me) for small change.

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A new build on my system six. The only thing that stayed the same was the frame. Full red group, thompson seatpost, deda newton bar and stem, concor seat, reynolds attack wheels (EC90s for race wheels).










which will soon be replaced by the SI SRM crank

 

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ArubaBob600 said:
"teffisk", according to Cannondale the Slice Ultra carbon fiber fork is supposed to weigh 540g. I haven't had an opportunity to personally weight it.
I will weigh mine when it comes in a few weeks. I don't want to have to upgrade it but I can't really justify a 1.5 pound fork... but it does look good. we'll see.

Miiles said:
:[ I wish my Six13 6 was prettier...I don't really like the blue but its all they had. :/
Sad, i like em if that helps :D
 

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teffisk said:
Sad, i like em if that helps :D
If only that could possibly help, I love the bike but not the paint, I don't hate it but I wouldn't have gotten it over the white frame. How much is it to change the paint on a bike? Can you even do that with the carbon down tube and top tube?
 
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