Stripping my Caad10 (bought a System6 instead)

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Stockie
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by Stockie

Some more pics would be nice :)
I Will make the leap

by Weenie


CimaCoppi
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by CimaCoppi

I have a hi-brite CAAD8 (or whatever they call it) - the clear-coated frame. As bad an idea as clear-coating an aluminum frame is, I think it's the best look on the CAAD's. I, personally, think that a polished frame is too much... although that Cervelo looks sharp. Have you ever ridden with a polished stem? The damn thing blinds you in the sun... I wouldn't want a whole frame too shiny to stand riding.

TimmS
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by TimmS

I also think that the Cervelo is too much.
My goal is a raw finish like of your CAAD8 and like Cannondale used to do for the System6, Six13 etc.

TimmS
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by TimmS

Stripped 110 gram paint of the fork and itś still heavy!

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simonanks69
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by simonanks69

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TimmS
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by TimmS

The fork is now uncut so I will save a lot by cutting +- 15cm off.
I don have the finace for a different fork by now since I still have to buy all the other parts.

Sisbud
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by Sisbud

Nice project. What do you use to remove the paint?

TimmS
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by TimmS

I used just two different types of paintstripper, one for the frame and one for the fork and a razorblade.



And a lot of patience...... :wink:

TimmS
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by TimmS

Still not all the paint off the frame, but the weight is down to 1140 :)

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by djconnel

Looks like your projection was fairly spot-on. Nice!

Brandonnie
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by Brandonnie

After the paint comes off get it polished to a bright chrome. :up:

TimmS
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by TimmS

Not so much progress on the frame, but I found some brakes to match when finished ;)

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Stockie
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by Stockie

any progression on this build?
I Will make the leap

GoesLikeStink
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by GoesLikeStink

More updates please!!!

TimmS
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by TimmS

Have been busy with other stuff the last couple of weeks but made soms progress.
There is a lot of work between all the paint stripper and the final finish.

Maybe this weekend I will post soms updates!

by Weenie


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