Cannondale CAAD with added green

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Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby RubbishCyclist » Thu Jan 03, 2013 16:38 pm

Most recent pic Sept 2013...

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Ive had my 2012 CAAD 8 Tiagra for a few months now and still love it, been doing little bits to it. Got a new set of Shimano RS20s, 105 cassette and some green Rubino Pros for xmas. Ive changed the now manky white bar tape for some green Deda tape and at the same time changed the boring black cable covers for green and white jagwire ones. Ive changed the crankset for an FSA gossamer pro and the front mech for a 105. Ive got a set of green Halo allen key skewers through the wheels and some green brake pads which were a massive improvement over the standard ones but i cant remember the brand. I got a garmin 500 for my birthday from my other half and i've bought an acor carbon bar extender to put it out front. Ive also put a charge spoon on it which agrees with my ars* more than the standard one!

The wheels and tyres have made a massive improvement to the bike, more than i could have hoped for. I did my usual benchmark 17.4 mile loop today and took 4 minutes off my previous best in quite a bit of wind. The ride quality has improved massively too.

http://app.strava.com/activities/35531897#achievements

Im going to eventually change the brakes and rear mech for 105 in black and the shifters for 105 when a set comes up at a decent price

Hope you like........... :D

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Frame: 2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 56cm
Forks: Cannondale Ultra
Bars: Cannondale C4 44cm
Stem: Cannondale 100mm
Headset: Tange Seiki oversized
Bar Tape: Deda

Front Brake Lever: Shimano 5700 105 Black
Front Caliper: Shimano 5700 Black + Gooey green pads
Rear Brake Lever: Shimano 5700 105 Black
Rear Caliper: Shimano 5700 Black + Gooey green pads

Shifters: Shimano 5700 105 Black
Cables: Fibrax teflon + Jagwire outer cables
Front Mech: Shimano 5700 105 Black
Rear Mech: Shimano 5700 105 Black Short cage + Tacx ceramic jockey wheels

Seat: Fizik Antares
Seat Post: Cannondale C4 Alloy 27.2mm
Seat Post Clamp: Cannondale Alloy

Cranks: FSA Gossamer Pro BB30 170mm
Chainring(s): FSA Gossamer Pro 50/34
Chain: KMC X10
Cassette: Shimano 5700 105 12-27
Pedals: Shimano 5700 105 Silver SPD-SL
Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30

Front Wheel: Shimano RS-20 Silver
Rim:
Spokes:
Hub:
Tube: Vittoria Ultralite
Tire: Vittoria Rubino Pro Lime 700x23

Rear Wheel: Shimano RS-20 Silver
Rim:
Spokes:
Hub:
Tube: Vittoria Ultralite
Tire: Vittoria Rubino Pro Lime 700x23

Accessories: Garmin 500 + Acor mount

Weight: ????

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby requiem » Thu Jan 03, 2013 20:14 pm

I always disliked this newer paint scheme, but I love this!! looks great!

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby declan1 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 20:34 pm

Nice! You should go for Ultegra calipers instead of 105 just for the added power (brakes are one thing I like spending money on) :)

How do you find the Rubinos? I've heard many people find them deadly for the first 200 miles or so...

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby smidsy » Thu Jan 03, 2013 20:37 pm

declan1 wrote: How do you find the Rubinos?


They are Lime Green Man....jeees a blind man could find them in a pea souper with his eyes shut!!!! :lol:

A little Incredible Hulk for my taste ...but each to their own (I mean I have yellow bar tape). :shock:
Yellow is the new Black.

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby philvantwo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 20:39 pm

Nice bike, what's that bar your garmins mounted on?

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby RubbishCyclist » Thu Jan 03, 2013 23:33 pm

declan1 wrote:Nice! You should go for Ultegra calipers instead of 105 just for the added power (brakes are one thing I like spending money on) :)

How do you find the Rubinos? I've heard many people find them deadly for the first 200 miles or so...


Do ultegra brakes perform much better than 105? I thought they were just lighter. But i bow to your knowledge and agree you can never have too much braking power :)

I read up on the rubinos before i got them and gave them a good scrub with warm water and soap and they have been fine in the few miles I've done on them....miles better than the rubinos they replaced

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby declan1 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 23:38 pm

RubbishCyclist wrote:
declan1 wrote:Nice! You should go for Ultegra calipers instead of 105 just for the added power (brakes are one thing I like spending money on) :)

How do you find the Rubinos? I've heard many people find them deadly for the first 200 miles or so...


Do ultegra brakes perform much better than 105? I thought they were just lighter. But i bow to your knowledge and agree you can never have too much braking power :)

I read up on the rubinos before i got them and gave them a good scrub with warm water and soap and they have been fine in the few miles I've done on them....miles better than the rubinos they replaced


I've heard from a few people that Ultegra calipers perform better than 105, in addition to being lighter. I've got a Shimano R650 long-drop caliper on the front of my bike (long-drop version of Ultegra), and it can lift up the rear wheel with ease when braking.

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby RubbishCyclist » Fri Jan 04, 2013 01:49 am

Ah cool well I'll look out for a set, must admit im leaning toward the ultegra rear much as I've read it has bearing jockey wheels as opposed to bushings

Thank you guys for the comments on my bike so far. I love the colour scheme, to my eye its more interesting than the endless red and black bikes that seem to be the norm....can't hurt to be extra visible either i guess

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby nunowoolmez » Fri Jan 04, 2013 03:29 am

Likin this a lot! I'm 'green' with envy...

Apologies...

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby RubbishCyclist » Fri Jan 04, 2013 07:42 am

philvantwo wrote:Nice bike, what's that bar your garmins mounted on?


Hi mate its one of these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TWBIKESHOP-20 ... 25706b3713

I took some 1200 grit wet and dry to it to get rid of the red graphics and get down to the raw carbon. Nice bit of kit. Thought about cutting off the excess part but it makes a good mount to add a front light on.

Cheers
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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby RubbishCyclist » Fri Jan 04, 2013 07:43 am

nunowoolmez wrote:Likin this a lot! I'm 'green' with envy...

Apologies...


Bad....night shift? That might explain the dreadful humour :D

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby gimmesomeroom » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:25 am

Hello mate.

I've got the CAAD8 too! It's a quality bike isn't it!? Totally agree with you on the wheel upgrade - the Maddux rims that came with were poor, the rear wheel buckled after 3 months. I went for the Askiums on mine and the performance massively improved (not that it was bad in the first place). Have the 105 upgrades made much difference?

I still have all the factory stuff on mine and love, and still love the look of it and didn't think it could be improved. However, yours has completely changed my view - it looks fantastic, good work fella! I love the little touches like the green and white cabling. You've given me food for thought!

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby smidsy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 13:29 pm

Any body remember Pacer mints :-)
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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby RubbishCyclist » Fri Jan 04, 2013 15:54 pm

gimmesomeroom wrote:Hello mate.

I've got the CAAD8 too! It's a quality bike isn't it!? Totally agree with you on the wheel upgrade - the Maddux rims that came with were poor, the rear wheel buckled after 3 months. I went for the Askiums on mine and the performance massively improved (not that it was bad in the first place). Have the 105 upgrades made much difference?

I still have all the factory stuff on mine and love, and still love the look of it and didn't think it could be improved. However, yours has completely changed my view - it looks fantastic, good work fella! I love the little touches like the green and white cabling. You've given me food for thought!


Thanks mate....yeh great bike i love riding it very smooth and agile. The maddux rims are dreadful aren't they? I was looking at aksiums too but found the shimanos for a good price. They've massively changed the feel of the bike, very similar to aksiums so i guess yours feels the same. Changing the cabling was very cheap, maybe 15 quid all in. The cranked was a bargain off the forums and does not flex. I found i was flexing the original chainset a bit when going up hills. Can't say the 105 has made a huge difference. Maybe slightly better changes but the tiara stuff is very good anyway.

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby RubbishCyclist » Fri Jan 04, 2013 15:56 pm

smidsy wrote:Any body remember Pacer mints :-)


Had to Google it but yeh i have a vague memory :-D old sweets were the best

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby gimmesomeroom » Fri Jan 04, 2013 16:08 pm

RubbishCyclist wrote:
gimmesomeroom wrote:Hello mate.

I've got the CAAD8 too! It's a quality bike isn't it!? Totally agree with you on the wheel upgrade - the Maddux rims that came with were poor, the rear wheel buckled after 3 months. I went for the Askiums on mine and the performance massively improved (not that it was bad in the first place). Have the 105 upgrades made much difference?

I still have all the factory stuff on mine and love, and still love the look of it and didn't think it could be improved. However, yours has completely changed my view - it looks fantastic, good work fella! I love the little touches like the green and white cabling. You've given me food for thought!


Thanks mate....yeh great bike i love riding it very smooth and agile. The maddux rims are dreadful aren't they? I was looking at aksiums too but found the shimanos for a good price. They've massively changed the feel of the bike, very similar to aksiums so i guess yours feels the same. Changing the cabling was very cheap, maybe 15 quid all in. The cranked was a bargain off the forums and does not flex. I found i was flexing the original chainset a bit when going up hills. Can't say the 105 has made a huge difference. Maybe slightly better changes but the tiara stuff is very good anyway.


Like you, I found a good price on the Askiums, so I thought why not! Funny you say that about the cranks, been having a bit of jip with mine. Always thought it was my gear selection - going up hills too high, but maybe not. I read someone that Cannondale recalled aload of cranks with a certain code sometime last year, mine weren't of that particular code though.

Anyways, lovely bike mate!

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby Strith » Fri Jan 04, 2013 21:22 pm

RubbishCyclist wrote:
declan1 wrote:Nice! You should go for Ultegra calipers instead of 105 just for the added power (brakes are one thing I like spending money on) :)

How do you find the Rubinos? I've heard many people find them deadly for the first 200 miles or so...


Do ultegra brakes perform much better than 105? I thought they were just lighter. But i bow to your knowledge and agree you can never have too much braking power :)



Ultegra brakes are no better than 105. Honestly I swapped mine and I'm convinced they (ultegras) look like they flex more. That said, once you're on the move yuo won't notice any difference, and they are lighter too. I just like the colour.

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby notlongnow » Sat Jan 05, 2013 13:10 pm

like it

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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby Buckie2k5 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 15:45 pm

Lookin good, you need a nice lime green fizik saddle to go with them bars.

Ive took a diff route (the boring route) and started to black mine. Changed bars and saddle to black and have also been looking at the black gossamer chainset. Like you iam also on the look out for cheap black 105 brakes, derailleurs and eventually shifters. I removed the white rims and added fulcrum 7s. The plan is to add white walled tyres in summer.

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Sorry for bad pic and dirty bike lol.
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Re: Cannondale CAAD with added green

Postby RubbishCyclist » Tue Jan 08, 2013 16:15 pm

Nice one mate, i nearly got the fulcrums myself. Bet it rides loads better with them. The gossamer chainset is a nice upgrade, i picked mine up brand new for fifty quid from a nice chap on here.

Whats the thing on top of your stem? What frame size is yours, looks similar to mine (56)

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