CAAD12 Project - 6.32kg

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FLtrooper
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by FLtrooper

Greetings!

After having some fun and already being burnt out with my daily 6.8KG 2016 Scott CR1, I have decided to pursue my Aluminati obsession and build up another daily rider. I always wanted a CAAD10 though at the time I could never afford a back up bike. Thankfully, I came across a good deal on this CAAD12 frameset and figured it would be a good time to have some more fun :thumbup:.

Below are some photos of the frame and an unboxing video.

I had to chase the FEDEx driver down because my Wife didn't hear the door bell!! :noidea:

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https://youtu.be/JNjC3fHs_Q8

I am very impressed with the quality of the frame and the fork and love the metal flake portion on the fork. Initially I planned to strip it down and polish it up like some of my old BMX builds but I think she is way to pretty to do that right now! :lol:

I weighed the frame with seat post clamp and other small bits at 1160 grams and the fork was 370 grams uncut. I am planning to spend a couple of months on this build and I have not decided which components and direction I am heading in other then not wanting to spend to much $$.

I already have a set of 38mm Carbon Clinchers that weight 1350 grams and I perhaps I will use a combo of a Red 22 and Force 22 groupset to stay within my budget.

Please let me know If anyone has good advice or ideas on components, I think my ultimate goal is to be around 6.8kg.

Thanks :beerchug:
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Sizzler
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by Sizzler

Nice choice, it's a great color, should look really good built up!

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evan326
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by evan326

I don't feel as worried about the weight of my fork now. Mine is 358g and I thought it was supposed to be much lighter.
Hylix seat post and kalloy stem from ebay are good cheap, light starts. Mine has the same flake in the black. I like the red of yours better though

FLtrooper
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by FLtrooper

evan326 wrote:I don't feel as worried about the weight of my fork now. Mine is 358g and I thought it was supposed to be much lighter.
Hylix seat post and kalloy stem from ebay are good cheap, light starts. Mine has the same flake in the black. I like the red of yours better though


I already have a 120mm or 110mm Uno depending on fit, carbon 40cm bar, and plan to order the hylix zero offset to go wth the new Shimano Pro Stealth saddle I ordered from Germany. I'm thinking force derailleur and red cranks/shifters.

What's the part number for that super light expander you have? I haven't weighed the one that my bike came with but I'm sure it's nothing special.


Sizzler wrote:Nice choice, it's a great color, should look really good built up!


Thanks :thumbup:

evan326
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by evan326

It's the KP017L
That's the cheapest place I've found to buy it. They go in and out of stock, I would grab one quickly if you're thinking about it.

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by burglarboycie

^^ get one quick!! When they're gone they tend to be gone for quite a while. Qwerty are great, that's where I ordered mine from a while ago.

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by gerryc89

Amazing color! Where did you pick the frame up?

FLtrooper
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by FLtrooper

gerryc89 wrote:Amazing color! Where did you pick the frame up?


Thanks :thumbup:

I scooped her up on Fleabay from a shop in Michigan.


evan326 wrote:It's the KP017L
That's the cheapest place I've found to buy it. They go in and out of stock, I would grab one quickly if you're thinking about it.


I just weighed the expander that came with my frameset.. It seems pretty light?

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evan326
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by evan326

That is the one I have, the same one I linked to.
There isn't any point in changing from that one unless you're going to something like the ultrastar or tune. $70 isn't worth another 8g to me though.

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by gsindela

Great frame. Thought the following video might help you: (Talks about pieceing together a SRAM group for best price/performance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFUcSrmIcKk&t=6s
2015 Storck Scenero G3, Force 22, Ultegra wheels, Zipp AL bars, stem, post

FLtrooper
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by FLtrooper

evan326 wrote:That is the one I have, the same one I linked to.
There isn't any point in changing from that one unless you're going to something like the ultrastar or tune. $70 isn't worth another 8g to me though.


Ok great.. I just need the 5mm spacer and I'm all set! I was surprised this was the expander that came with my frame, I figured I would of had the 40+ gram basic one.


gsindela wrote:Great frame. Thought the following video might help you: (Talks about pieceing together a SRAM group for best price/performance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFUcSrmIcKk&t=6s


Thanks and Sweet.. I just recently noticed that video and it seems like a perfect recipe!

Do you know if I piece the set together, do all (brake and shifter) cables typically come with the shifters? If not, what is a preferred setup for ease of install and WW?

:)

evan326
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by evan326

Guess you got the hookup
With the shimano shifters I'm looking to buy, they have an option to include cables or not. What crank are you planning to use?
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by gsindela

gsindela wrote:Great frame. Thought the following video might help you: (Talks about pieceing together a SRAM group for best price/performance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFUcSrmIcKk&t=6s


Thanks and Sweet.. I just recently noticed that video and it seems like a perfect recipe!

Do you know if I piece the set together, do all (brake and shifter) cables typically come with the shifters? If not, what is a preferred setup for ease of install and WW?

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Unfortunately, I do not know. You are welcome!

Edit: ran across this regarding WW cables: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=143906
2015 Storck Scenero G3, Force 22, Ultegra wheels, Zipp AL bars, stem, post

FLtrooper
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by FLtrooper

evan326 wrote:Guess you got the hookup
With the shimano shifters I'm looking to buy, they have an option to include cables or not. What crank are you planning to use?


Great.. I will do a little more research into it.

My plans for the group are as follows..

Red22 Crankset
Force22 Rear Derailleur
Red22 Front Derailleur
Most likely Force22 Shifters (this is a budget build.. haha $$)

I hope that setup will yield a pretty light setup for the $$.

gsindela wrote:Unfortunately, I do not know. You are welcome!


No problem! Lots of great help on this Forum, I'm sure when the time is right someone will chime in :)



I went ahead and snapped some photos of a couple of the parts I have laying around for this build..

120mm Uno Stem

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Deda Bar Tape and caps (uncut)

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I also have a new Asia carbon bar that needs some sanding work, it's currently about 250 grams which is on the heavy side! :noidea:


:beerchug:

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