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Cannondale Flash 29Er Alloy 2

PT_in_BRAcKNELLPT_in_BRAcKNELL Posts: 46
edited October 2013 in Your mountain bikes
Hi Guys,

Yesterday I went to get my Cannondale Flash 29Er Alloy 2 and today after the first trial ride of 10 miles… I found out that the only thing that is not fit is something that stays on top of the saddle! :oops: :cry: :shock:

Here are some pics of it:







Cheers! :mrgreen:

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  • PT_in_BRAcKNELLPT_in_BRAcKNELL Posts: 46
    edited September 2013
    BTW it has the original setup, i.e:

    Frame FLASH 29'ER, SMARTFORMED ALLOY, SPEED SAVE, BB30, 1.5 SI HEAD TUBE
    Forks LEFTY 29'ER PBR, 90MM, OPI, SOLO AIR
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X9
    Front Derailleur SRAM X7
    Shifters SRAM X7 30 SPEED
    Chainset SRAM S1000, BB30, 44/33/22 - CHANGED TO A FSA K-FORCE LIGHT BB30, 44/33/22
    Bottom Bracket SRAM BB30
    Chain KMC X10, 10-SPEED
    Freewheel SRAM PG-1030, 11-36, 10-SPEED
    Headset CANNONDALE HEADSHOK SI
    Stem CANNONDALE C1 HEADSHOK, 31.8
    Handlebars CANNONDALE C3 RISER, 680X20MM, 6061
    Front Brake AVID ELIXIR 3 HYDRAULIC DISC
    Rear Brake AVID ELIXIR 3 HYDRAULIC DISC
    Brake Levers AVID ELIXIR 3
    Rims SUNRINGLE INFERNO 25, WELDED, W/EYELET, 29'ER, 32 HOLE
    Front Hub LEFTY
    Rear Hub FORMULA DC22
    Spokes DT SWISS CHAMPION
    Tyres SCHWALBE RAPID ROB, 2.25"
    Saddle CANNONDALE STAGE 2
    Seatpost CANNONDALE C2, 27.2X400MM
    Grips CANNONDALE ALLOY LOCKING GRIPS W/CLOSED END

    I've chosen as pedals the Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3...

    I was thinking on replacing the Chainset and the shifters but honestly after today’s ride I think I will replace it once they fail...

    Cheers... :mrgreen:
  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    I love the look of those Lefty forks.
  • I love the look of those Lefty forks.

    Me 2!! :wink::mrgreen:
  • willy bwilly b Posts: 4,125
    VERY nice, love Cannondale bikes. This looks great!
  • Always had a thing for 'dales especially with a lefty fitted. Funny thing is I've never owned one!!! Specialised, Kona, Cove & now I'm riding a Charge Cooker. Might be time to treat myself to a 40th birthday present..............
  • PT_in_BRAcKNELLPT_in_BRAcKNELL Posts: 46
    edited September 2013
    Just changed the crankset... from the original one to a FSA K-Force Light, added a Gramin Edge 800 changed tires and turned them tubeless :twisted: :lol:







    Hope everyone enjoys!

    Cheers!
  • more photos...
  • Hi,
    I like your setup a lot - can you tell us, what is the overall weight now?

    Thanks
    R.
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  • J273J273 Posts: 382
    Nice! I've the same bike which i love, So bloody quick :D - How did you set the rims up tubeless ??

    Ive tried everything but cant for the life of me get them to go tubeless.

    Was going to get some crests but if i can get these tubeless i wont bother....I noticed they came pre fitted with stans tape but after reading over various forums some say its possible others not :?

    Im guessing you have the same rims as mine , sunridge inferno 25's?

    Thanks
  • PT_in_BRAcKNELLPT_in_BRAcKNELL Posts: 46
    edited September 2013
    sushi7474 wrote:
    Hi,
    I like your setup a lot - can you tell us, what is the overall weight now?

    Thanks
    R.

    Hi,

    Well I didn't had a scale to weight the bike, nevertheless just bought a baggage scale at the airport (not to weight my luggage as I don’t worry about that, but to weight the bike :mrgreen: ) and I will weight it once I get home…

    So, I will be telling you about it’s weight soon! :wink:

    Cheers!
  • J273 wrote:
    Nice! I've the same bike which i love, So bloody quick :D - How did you set the rims up tubeless ??

    Ive tried everything but cant for the life of me get them to go tubeless.

    Was going to get some crests but if i can get these tubeless i wont bother....I noticed they came pre fitted with stans tape but after reading over various forums some say its possible others not :?

    Im guessing you have the same rims as mine , sunridge inferno 25's?

    Thanks

    Hi,

    I am just going to put the answer I've sent you earlier as it might help others…
    Yes, our bikes have the same rims/wheels and… Well I used another tubeless tape on top of the one pre-fitted, but I don’t believe to be necessary as the tape is to avoid the air to go out through the nipples.

    In reality it took me a bit time to get them inflated as I wasn’t even managing to inflate them, but then I thought that I needed to use more water with soap… and I did, I put a lot of fairy on a sponge and I rubbed it (after the tyre fitted) in the rim… I inflated the tyre and immediately got inflated without issues. So in my case the “secret” was to put a lot more foam.

    In any case I already used both the original tyres and the Schwalbe Rocket Ron Kevlar 29 x 2,25" 'Cube-Edition, and both worked.

    Hope that it helps!

    Cheers.
  • sushi7474 wrote:
    Hi,
    I like your setup a lot - can you tell us, what is the overall weight now?

    Thanks
    R.

    Hi,

    Well I didn't had a scale to weight the bike, nevertheless just bought a baggage scale at the airport (not to weight my luggage as I don’t worry about that, but to weight the bike :mrgreen: ) and I will weight it once I get home…

    So, I will be telling you about it’s weight soon! :wink:

    Cheers!

    Hi,

    Additionally to the changes already made I’ve changed the saddle, seatpost, cassette and handlebar for these ones:

    Selle Italia SLR XC Flow Saddle
    Truvativ Noir T40 Flat Bars 2013
    SRAM PG1070 10 Speed MTB Cassette
    Titanium seat post (from Amazon by Lancer)

    With these changes I won around 600gr…

    So now the bike weights 10.8 kg… Nevertheless (call me nut or whatever) but I want to get the bike under 10kg… Probably the next thing to be changed are the wheels or the stem. Any suggestion?

    Cheers
  • Hi,


    Here are some new photos... with the new components!

    A small correction the bike is now with 10.7 kg... Soon will be 9.7 kg! :)

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    Cheers :mrgreen:
  • BTW if you have any suggestion of what to change let me know! :)
  • Photos of the bike with new components, i.e. stem, wheels, steerer and grips...

    OPI Stem, Rims BOR XMD 366, spokes and nipples Sapim Laser, Lefty SI/Novatec hubs, skewers and disks KCNC, the grips are also KCNC.

    BTW the bike is now 9.8 kg.

    Enjoy...

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