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masters324
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olebole wrote:
masters324 wrote:My latest Cannondale build.. Thinking about making it flat black again :noidea:
**Please excuse my current crankset as it was the only bb30 I had in my bike box :oops: Thinking about Cannondale Hollowgram for sure.. or maybe wired srm
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LOVE IT!

What bars?


Currently using some beefy 2012 Deda Elementi RHM02 Alloy Handlebars.. weight is like 320grams... Once I get a crankset I'll look to change the bars out for something lighter..

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by termitelight

15.3lbs 2008 SystemSix Image

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by KWalker

2012 CAAD 10 frameset
52/36 Red rings on a compact Rotor 3D SRM
3T Arx 120mm team stem, 3T 42 cm Rotundo Pro bars
Fizik Cyrano carbon post
Romin Pro saddle
DA 7900
Ultegra 11-23 cassette on these wheels.
De-badged Zipp 808 Firecrest tubulars
SRM PCVII
pretty sure that's it:
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by 53x12

^ Walker, what is the weight? Build looks great.
"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

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by KWalker

Haven't weighed it yet with the race wheels on, but will soon once the upcoming parts go on. Thanks for the compliment- I love the bike!
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The bike is perfect as it is. You really don't need to upgrade anything now. I would stand put as it is personally. Any upgrades would provide marginal benefit. Well, except for the Hollowgram cranks. :beerchug:
"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

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by Zitter

looks perfect

makes me want to get a quarq or srm spider for my hollowgrams...

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by KWalker

Thanks for the compliments. The SL4 was a great bike no doubt, but for some reason I like this one more. Its a little more harsh, might be stiffer I can't really tell but I just really like the way it rides and handles.

All the mods are just small things designed to get the weight down slightly plus I like sealed cables like the I-links for where I live because it rains quite often. I'm hoping to get my hands on a carbon railed Romin and maybe a Berk post with some reinforcements, which should drop around 140g total. I could stand to drop another 60 with the I-links and maybe a lighter expander plug setup to drop ~215. Not that it matters much where I live, but its fun to trick stuff out.

9000 is far off in the future, but I'm a Shimano fanboy and I know that I'll be ridiculously tempted once its out. The Hollowgrams are more of a pipe dream so I don't have to use the 3D+ adapters without having to buy a heavy BB adapter setup, but the 3D+ have been awesome thus far.

Oh and I need to upgrade the cages. Recs are welcome. Have Arundel composite, but they can't hold a bottle over gravel for shit. Thinking King Ti or maybe Arundel mandibles.
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by 53x12

How much do you want to spend on cages? For good quality light weight I would look on eBay for Chinese carbon cages. I have had a lot of good luck with them.
"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

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by Zitter

mandibles are the best i've ever used, never lost a bottle

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by KWalker

With cages I don't mind saving up a bit. They just have to hold, match my paint, and be not overly heavy. The Arunel composite cages are horrible, but the Dave-O's I had in the past never tossed a bottle.
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by majklnajt

KWalker, your caad looks sick!!!!!! :thumbup:

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by KB

I would maybe go with lower profile wheels, but otherwise perfect. It's one of those bikes that just looks right. Love it, well done.

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by 53x12

^ The FC 808s are actually really nice to ride. Don't feel as deep as they are. However, always a good excuse to get a FC 404 front to make the wheel set more versatile. :)
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by KWalker

Thanks and I agree it'd look better with some 303s probably, but the racing is basically flat to rolling where I live so given that I'm more of a diesel/TT type I had to go with the 808's since I could use them for just about everything. I thought of doing the 404 front, but in the end I've never had a single issue with the 808 FCs in strong winds so I figured that I'd take whatever extra speed I could get. They really don't feel as heavy and as bulky as older deep rims and I think handle better in wind than my Fulcrum Racing Speed XLRs did. If I could have it my way I'd have a set of 303's as well.

I'll try to get a pic later with my training wheels mounted, which are ~32mm or so.
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