(ex)CAAD3 & Archon Ti

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WeightySteve
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by WeightySteve

Hi, been about 8 years off the bike. Got the bug back again Spring this year.

Upgraded my old race bike to a winter "hack", and just started a new project for next spring:-

Someting a bit special arrived in the post today, so time to start the pics...
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by jdp211

That may be the first Di2 CAAD I've ever seen, looks sweet. Are the parts getting moved over to the new frame?

WeightySteve
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by WeightySteve

Well the 7700 was about knackered when I got the bike out the garage in spring. I was saving up for the Archon (or a Helix), but I ended up having to replace the grouppo on the cannondale to keep on riding. There's no going back to cables now, and I don't really wanna strip it all down each time i swap bikes, so another Di2 grouppo looks likely. Will hang the frame on the wall through the winter while I'm saving up again.

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by hungryalex

Love that yellow flite!
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WeightySteve
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by WeightySteve

Hung :) Missus is well impressed.
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by WeightySteve

I have some new DuraAce 7850 C24's to go on, boxed and wrapped ready to open Xmas day. Another Di2 groupset is going on, no question about that, so that leaves handlebars, saddle...

Thinking about carrying on with the white theme adding a touch of red to go with the Red nipples on the wheels and the white (and red trim) Time Ultream shoes.

Havent ordered this stuff yet, not sure if it would be too ghastly, need some opinions. Weights are good though (not lowest of the low, but pretty low).

Saddle - 129gr
http://www.bike24.com/images/products/p049735.jpg

Post - 174gr
http://www.bike24.com/images/products/p0416139.jpg

Bars - 198gr
http://www.bike24.com/images/products/p0416137.jpg

Stem - 120gr
http://www.bike24.com/images/products/p0416135.jpg

Any thoughts before I click "Buy" ?

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by Juanmoretime

The color goes well with your frame. Keep in mind 3T has a tendency to stretch the truth when it comes to claimed weights.
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WeightySteve
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by WeightySteve

Santa came and put the wheels on.
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WeightySteve
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by WeightySteve

Went with 3T LTD instead.

P.s Oh yeah, and Lifeline Ti bottle cages.
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USofChay
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by USofChay

This is starting to look seriously sweet.

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by Westifer12

+1 on the 3T bits all around
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by Powerful Pete

I like it. Welcome back to the [riding] world.

Keep the pics coming...
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
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WeightySteve
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by WeightySteve

Payday came, and so did a saddle. (SLR Kit Carbonio)

Edit: Ooops, bit of a "spot the error" going on with the back wheel in these ones!
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by hungryalex

Looks really cool so far even with the backwards wheel.
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by kgt

Very promising project!

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