2008 CAAD 8: Team Health Net frameset

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iPete
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2008 CAAD 8: Team Health Net frameset

Postby iPete » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:59 pm

The frame is circa 2008, previous owner imported it from the US, one of the last models welded over there. Not that this is the reason it was purchased! Built for crits from a mixture of old and new parts.

Had it for a year now and just refreshed most of it after a hard winter. It comes in somewhere around the 8kg mark.

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Frame
2008 CAAD 8 in Optimo Health Net Team colours.

Cockpit
3T Pro stem
3T ErgoNova Pro Bars
3T Pro tape

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Wheels
Shimano RS80
Vredestein fortezza quattro tricomp tyres

Seating
Selle Italia SLR flow
Deda drittissimo carbon seatpost

Drivetrain
105 5700 shifters
105 Chainset 53/39
Ultegra Cassette 11-23
Ultegra 6700 Front and rear mech
KMC gold chain

Other
Planet-X ultra light brakes
Shimano PFTE cable sets
105 5700 pedals
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holiver
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Re: 2008 CAAD 8

Postby holiver » Mon Apr 14, 2014 19:28 pm

That's really nice that is. Simple and elegant with purpose!
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Re: 2008 CAAD 8

Postby secretsqizz » Mon Apr 14, 2014 19:44 pm

Straightforwardly good!
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Re: 2008 CAAD 8

Postby iPete » Sun May 31, 2015 11:20 am

A year later and the bike has evolved to a what I'd consider its end game (as if).
Most of the red bits are gone for starters and have added:

Archetype rims with a Powertap/Hope combo on Michelin Pro 4 SC 25c tyres
Ultegra 6800 52/36 chainset
Ultegra 6700 derailleurs
Ultegra 6800 brakes (much better than P-X CNC!)
Cut down the steerer tube and gone for a -17 degree 3T stem.

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SloppySchleckonds
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Re: 2008 CAAD 8: Team Health Net frameset

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Sun May 31, 2015 11:55 am

Nice work, a good frame can be revitalised year after year.
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Re: 2008 CAAD 8: Team Health Net frameset

Postby birdie23 » Sun May 31, 2015 15:36 pm

The 6800 brakes are really nice, the difference was night and day when I put those on my bike.
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Re: 2008 CAAD 8: Team Health Net frameset

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sun May 31, 2015 16:36 pm

Are you sure the front is low enough? :wink:

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Re: 2008 CAAD 8: Team Health Net frameset

Postby iPete » Sun May 31, 2015 18:02 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:Are you sure the front is low enough? :wink:


There's a 2mm spacer under there taunting me. It will have its day.

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Re: 2008 CAAD 8: Team Health Net frameset

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Wed Jun 03, 2015 15:37 pm

You could also remove the 15mm cone headset cover if your back can stand it!
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Re: 2008 CAAD 8: Team Health Net frameset

Postby JGSI » Wed Jun 03, 2015 19:16 pm

Front ends can never be low enough.....

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Re: 2008 CAAD 8: Team Health Net frameset

Postby coriordan » Thu Jun 04, 2015 09:17 am

Why not take out the spacer and have a less angled stem?

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Re: 2008 CAAD 8: Team Health Net frameset

Postby iPete » Fri Jun 05, 2015 07:45 am

coriordan wrote:Why not take out the spacer and have a less angled stem?


Aesthetics.. wanted it to match closer to the top tube although it isn't quite vertical.
It also meant cutting off less steerer tube.


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