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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:17 pm 
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great looking bike there! your switching the headset? where did you get the old headset (cannondale si) it looks much shorter than mine...the one i have is probably 1" high, where can i find a headset that will allow stem to be closer to the head tube?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:19 pm 
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Hello

I only switched the headset cap to a 7mm cane creek one I already had. The cannondale one is huge and weights lots more. Not sure where you can buy a headset cap alone...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:55 pm 
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Litte update: installed extralite ultrastar 2 expander and tune carbon top cap, saved 36g total. Thanks to Madcow for lightning fast shipping and availability. Indeed, I paid the stuff on thursday and everything came at my door..... the day after, from Tucson Arizona to Québec Canada eh.

Bike now weights 6865g


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:59 am 
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devinci wrote:
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I only switched the headset cap to a 7mm cane creek one I already had. The cannondale one is huge and weights lots more. Not sure where you can buy a headset cap alone...


any idea how much that huge cap weighs in? im looking at the FSA Impact...with 0 stack height...
does zero stack mean nothing comes up from the frame? im a little confused...http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/p-215- ... adset.aspx its actually used for BMX bikes...is that safe for roadies?

it says its a 45x45 and 42mm OD so i guess this would work right? the weight may be more than what i have though...? i cant seem to find any reviews on this but the cost is so affordable...any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:56 pm 
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I have no idea on the FSA impact.

I just weighted he huge cane creek that came with my frame: 23g :shock:

why not go with a regular 5 mm cap?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:04 pm 
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UPDATE: added pedals weight to the total weight: 7123g complete. Next upgrade will be a set of light brakes (dont know wich ones though) and maybe a lighter fork but I heard the cannondale fork rides impressively well.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:57 pm 
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Hey Saeco!

I already have those brakes without Ti hardware. At 240g a pair, they are "heavy". I'd look more toward sub 190g brakes but I keep hearing bad thing about ZeroG and KCNC (doesnt stay centered, poor braking, not wide enough...)


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The KCNC's flex. I had some for a period of time and they're very light for a good price but you can see the brake flex a lot under braking. I know a well designed brake has flex built into it but this isn't a good kind of flex.

The ZeroG's are fine they just don't have good modulation. They're like of like a light switch, on or off.

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2002SaecoReplica wrote:
The KCNC's flex. I had some for a period of time and they're very light for a good price but you can see the brake flex a lot under braking. I know a well designed brake has flex built into it but this isn't a good kind of flex.

The ZeroG's are fine they just don't have good modulation. They're like of like a light switch, on or off.


Do you reckon the ZG centering issue is a real PITA or does it only require occasionnal center that can be done with bare hands?

I find the ZG much nicer then the KCNCs


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:56 pm 
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Didn't think about Far and Near brakes ?

FWB brakes shootout test has good comments about them...

I think they're around 219 g IIR ?...

Note: The only "real life" comments I have about light brakes are from two club members. They had Zero G's and found them not so efficient (wobbly, bad modulation,etc). They bought KCNC CB1's and, to my surprise, like them a lot (but they weight around 150 lbs)...

If that can help...


Louis :)


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I thougth about far and near but I'd like to go lighter (light like KCNC C7). The C7 might suit me...? I am 155 lbs and madcow claims they have more power then the cb1


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Great build and great story!
I'm installing my new KCNC C7 brakes on my cannondale this week, can give you an update on efficieny. I'm about 190 pounds, so if they work for me, they'll do the trick for most I guess :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:39 pm 
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please keep me informed on how they perform on short en long term. thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:30 pm 
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devinci wrote:
2002SaecoReplica wrote:
The KCNC's flex. I had some for a period of time and they're very light for a good price but you can see the brake flex a lot under braking. I know a well designed brake has flex built into it but this isn't a good kind of flex.

The ZeroG's are fine they just don't have good modulation. They're like of like a light switch, on or off.


Do you reckon the ZG centering issue is a real PITA or does it only require occasionnal center that can be done with bare hands?

I find the ZG much nicer then the KCNCs


The key to centering Zero's is all about the length of the cable housing. Too long and it will push the brake off center, too short and it pulls the brake off center. Just right and they'll stay perfectly centered.

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