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  • my initial thoughts too... but will prob stick with the silver for now as otherwise it means borrowing the seatpost and saddle from the six13...

  • very nice.
    I've just started saving the canti by buying a focus mares, planning to build it in similar fashion ! also on the lookout for a cx brakeset
    surely 9000 derailleurs would be a nice and not too spendy tweak to the six13

  • What you thinking on brakes? I've gone TRP CX9's. I used to have cheap tektro mini v's and they were plenty strong enough. Can't be bothered with canti's.

    Hmm, the six13 had full ultegra and I wanted a bigger chainring and ended up getting these on ebay. Not sure I'm bothered enough to change the derailleurs.

    I've still got the ultegra cranks tho - I could in theory go full ultegra on the CAADX. But i'd need new levers, and the current tiagra setup has it's benefits.

  • i'm not thinking much about the brakeset as i don't have much experience with one type or the other, apart from some random deore ones on a 26" mtb conversion. i had some shorty ultimates which i sold dumbly, those trp cx9 look very nice and are not toooo spendy.
    what iss the ratio on those ultegras ? i'd like to go compact or semi-compact as the bike is destined to real mountains, hopefully.
    if you want, i need to have a look at the spares box, but i have 6800 levers i believe as well as 9000 derailleurs. provising i mange to switch the caad5 above to sram

  • urgh, all tempting, lemme have a think. Maybe the derailleurs. My ultegras are 50/34. Not dead set on selling - the set on my gf's bike are towards the end of their life so they'll undoubtedly come in handy at some point....

    And if i'm upgrading levers, I may as well go DA9000 on the six13 and use those 6800s!

  • it's all on my yellow caad at the moment, worth noting the rear derailleur has c-bear ceramic pulleys : )

  • I am after a 172.5mm...

  • I must try with alloy rims and tyre. With tubulars and zipp 202 wheels didn't work. The only problem was the support for front derailler

  • Thought this frame was too small but have decided to give it a go… loved the first time out on it this morning.

    Where can I find cheap/nice carbon/plastic cages?


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  • Where can I find cheap/nice carbon/plastic cages?

    Condor Cycles

  • Aliexpress

  • Few changes recently. Need @HoKe to take some pics


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  • very nice, how is @scultura 's optimo coming along ?

  • Goodness, what size are those rings?

  • love it!
    Did you manage to built it with 28c? I ask this because it seems that your bike has 28c.
    I tried 28c s-works tubular but the support for the front derailleur don't let it :(


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  • It's a shame but in any case it is sublime:

  • I’m after a Thule fork compatible lefty adapter.
    I can find such items for the older QR variant but not TA…
    Can anyone help my search?

  • Only 25c on mine, no room for any bigger

  • I think I have a solution for this..........................

    Relentless aren't I? 🤪

  • A chap at works CAAD8 I did a nasty SS conversion on it for him, because he didn’t want to throw good money after bad repairing it :p


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  • anybody got some pics of 32mm tires in a caad13?

  • whats the max tire in a caad3?
    I got 28mm GKs and theres some room left. 30? 32?


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  • Looking at how low your pads are set i'm guessing the FD will be main clearance issue. Might have a knackered 30c G-one to test if you're near Sydenham

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