So, about 6 weeks ago I had a car do an illegal u-turn into a side street taking both myself and my riding partner out resulting in 15 stitches, concussion, a big hole in my left knee and a badly sprained right foot for myself and severe bruising, road rash and some cuts for my mate.
It also resulted in a dead CAAD9 (broken forks, bent and dented frame, broken right shifter, broken Rotundo LTD bars, cracked rims front and rear, only thing that survived unmarked was the seatpost, sten and rear brake...), and broken shifters and front wheel on my mates Super Six...
After several weeks of wrangling with the driver's insurance company (official complaint in the works) I finally picked up my CAAD10 Black Inc. last night.
A big change for me, moving from Campy Record 11 to Ultegra Di2 but there was a special going I couldn't refuse and though 'what the heck?', maiden voyage this morning and love it!(bike and gruppo) Very similar feel to the CAAD9... but different, maybe just the identical geometry playing its hand? Definitely feels a bit more responsive and direct.
I have been a bit blasphemous by fitting a Record seatpost and the top bearing out of my Record headset but had to have some Italian on there.
I am still undecided on the white stem and may do a strip/respray depending on my mood over the next few weeks. I do remember seeing a thread on here where someone had resprayed a Deda stem matte and applied a single gloss 'Deda' decal either side, classy. There is also a set of Hollowgram SLs winging their way from Cannondale Experts to replace the FSA cranks. Also some fleaBay special carbon bottle cages.
Oh, and the weight? 7.36 as it sits, Hollowgrams should drop almost 200 grams, I have ordered the standard 'Dale rings and will see how nicely they play with Di2 otherwise some Praxis rings will be ordered to replace them smartly.
Here is a teaser iPhone pic ahead of better pics with a camera this weekend and a pic of my CAAD9 after the accident. Pics of how the 9 used to look are in the thread in my signature.
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