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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:13 am 
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I got the tires glued up and did 5 coats for each wheel and still came in under my estimate of 25grams of glue, not sure if I should be concerned or not.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:15 am 
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Well today I went on my first ride on the bike and I have to say it was fun. It started out a bit rough since the saddle tilt and setback was not quite perfect since the saddle shape and design is different from the plain SLR's I ride on all my other bikes. Once that issue got mostly resolved the bike was great. It was only a 20 mile ride/commute but it was nice. The streets here are crap this time of year and the bike seemed smooth considering. This is my first carbon bike with most of my past collection being about 10 different Cannondales and some Specialized bikes, so the ride was different. The part that sticks in my mind, what I am assuming is the low mass of the wheels, is how easy the bike accelerated away from stop signs and lights. That and it is a weird feeling initially sprinting out of the saddle because the bike just moves so easily under my arms and hands.

Enough with the small talk, time for some pictures.

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Current Weight Weenies:
Cannondale Evo HM (In Progress)
Cannondale CAAD 9 - 6.44kg
Cannondale CAAD 5 Track - 6.55kg
Kona Kula Supreme Mtb - 8.97kg

Other Bikes:
De Rosa Primato, 1988 Cannondale Criterium, Cannondale CAAD 8, Surly Steamroller, YETI ASR


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:37 am 
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Truly great WW build.

Well done!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:50 am 
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Friggin' sweet. Bravo! Enjoy riding it. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:02 am 
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So So COOL, i am such an amateur....i just made my very first post, on any forum. Just stubbled upon this sight, so signed up and post my Parlee z1, but i am such an amateur, clueless to what some really do in creating their bike. I did not know to what depth one can go!!!!

This is quite the piece of ART.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:02 am 
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The derailleurs must go black aswell, then it will be perfect stealth:-)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:57 pm 
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In the spirit of Weight-Weenieism ! :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:03 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:24 pm 
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Love it. Super impressed with the effort and skill that's gone into this! Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:44 pm 
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I also do like the bike a lot but one negative comment i have is that saddle...it's to delicate. I hope for you it'll work long enough since you tell that the roads are rough over there. My M2 saddle broke in the second ride. I weigh 70kg packed and the road was flat.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:48 pm 
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I think the only way to improve on this build would be a Record front derailleur and a Sram Red (black) rear derailleur and it would be amazing. I am in the process of looking to do the same on my black builds.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:59 pm 
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take a black sharpie to the yellow swiss stops please.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:31 am 
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Thanks for all the positive comments.

It's funny that the black derailleurs has been mentioned. Before I went with what I have I fully considered getting a Tour Ed. Red RD and Record FD, but two things swayed my decision. The first was that I thought there might be too many black parts and the silver would be a nice way to break things up and the second was the cost. Who knows, I might sell the derailleurs later on it and go that route someday.

USofChay:
I made that exact comment to my riding buddy while I was building the bike. The SwissStops are going to be replaced shortly with the new Reynolds Blue pads, so it won't be an issue.

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Current Weight Weenies:
Cannondale Evo HM (In Progress)
Cannondale CAAD 9 - 6.44kg
Cannondale CAAD 5 Track - 6.55kg
Kona Kula Supreme Mtb - 8.97kg

Other Bikes:
De Rosa Primato, 1988 Cannondale Criterium, Cannondale CAAD 8, Surly Steamroller, YETI ASR


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:49 am 
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Love it!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:46 pm 
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Great job, great story, great bike.
Well done Sir.

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