Plans cancelled, see below for updates !
Lovely, personally prefer 10/12 degree stems on CAAD's but i guess if you have something already it makes sense. Cannondale low stack bearing dust covers improve looks to IMO
Absolutely i have that on my caad12., like a single shallow spacer for a bottleneck look. The thing is the campagnolo headset is stock and still running great, there is a sticker confirming that on the seatstay, so i am in two minds...
Looks awesome, subbed!
Older Caads are pretty much horizontal, whereas the newer ones work better with -10/-12 I think?
Subbed, love this colour way and love caads.
I have a zipp -17 on my caad 12 and it is pretty much horizontal. Geo geeks confirm that this one has a 73 degrees headtube so i think i'll have to go -17
Alright starting this thread from scratch.
I didn't expect it... but my current bikes and project are almost all steel, and have been built almost entirely via the forum, so i thought i'd document them on here.
First up is my tokyo fixed bought, frame originally bought on here from Jamjam.
First build with, sugino 75, track easton/novatec wheelset, and various thomson parts :
currently riding it as a trainer with tri bars, possibly a little divisive but i've been enjoying the extra speed it provides. I have been swapping the front wheel with a reynolds assault tubeless so am thinking about having another rear built with similar depth and width.
Now with narrower 42cm pro vibe bars, a -17 stem, anda short nose pro stealth saddle.
Next up my gravel croix de fer.
In its early phase a a commuter :
With a temporary bontrager fork to try out straight blades instead of the underwhelming cdf forks :
and now with a series of improvements : Whisky carbon forks, superzero seatpost.
Wheels are Hope rs4 with stans grail rims, 24h/24h, keeping things as light as possible on a budget... the whole thing is over 9kg but the front end has really come alive with the whisky forks.
next up on this build are sram force cranks, and possibly a TRP hylex / di2 GRX setup
Looking good man.
iIf a 57 ever pops up I would defo buy another.
thanks, it's a bit a rocket now with that cockpit and the carbon wheel. still heavy btu compensated by the confort it gives over bumps and rough tarmac. i muts have done a good 2000km on it now
So not quite steel, but since purchasing this BMC slr 01, it's been sitting in a bag in my office.
Now is the time to think about building it for next summer !
It's BB30 and had a rotor adpater fitted. It took me about 3 hours to unscrew it as it was completely loctited. I could have left it in place as it was pretty much new but wanted to fully strip the frame and wasn't sure about which cranks to use.
Not quite a dedicated WW project, but it will be light.
Since then i have purchased :
a praxis Gxp adpater ( which turned up without seals so i need to find those )
some stripped sram red gxp cranks off @Dick, thank you very much.
52x38 TA specialities rings for cheap ( bringing the total weight of crankset to a tiny 540 grams )
The plan is to build some 45mm Light bicycle rims that i have lying around, shimano dura ace derailleurs, ultegra 6800 shifters ( quite like the feel of those and for some reason i don't scractch the cheaper ones ) ...unless some newer ones show up.
Little side budget flatbar #tracklocross project that came to life. dedicated to commuting, school pickups and a little off-road fun. on-one pompino, with straight alloy/carbon disc forks, deore hydro brake, 650b wheelset, easton carbon flatbar
everything purchased on here @5115_Pete @hoops ' painted old bontrager forks found a convoluted way to end up here
Looks like great fun. I owned those forks briefly (they've done the rounds). Found them a bit flexy under braking tbh.
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