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Cannondale project

Derek2323Derek2323 Posts: 9
edited November 2017 in Your road bikes
I bought a cad3 Cannondale im not even sure the year.. Its in great condition, very light. Any thoughts?

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  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 2,327
    1,The bottom bracket's gonna creak?
    2,It won't be as good as a carbon bike because people on internet forums say so.
    3,If the stem isn't slammed it will be ugly and useless because...... (see 2 above).
  • Its whisper quiet and super quick and the rx100 gears work like new
  • How can i show a pic?
  • Why is it not as good as a carbon bike
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 2,327
    Derek2323 wrote:
    Why is it not as good as a carbon bike

    It almost certainly is (haven't ridden one personally). The OP asked for any suggestions so I made a lame attempt at humour by throwing out a few titbits of generic internet folklore about bikes.
  • ravey1981ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    Caad 3 will have a proper BB so it wont creak. What year is the frame?
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,616
    My brother has one, that dates from, I think, end of the 90's. Meant to be a super stiff frame, and pretty sought after I think.

    His was a cipollini frame, and he specced it with spinergy wheels.
    Sadly the frame cracked after a year or two, and they could only replace it with a standard liveried frame.
    I helped him fit modernish 10 spd shimano 105 on it last year, and yes it has a threaded bb.

    To show a pic, upload to Flickr or similar, then either embed it between img tags on here, or simply hyperlink it. Both through the advanced editor.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    It'll rock - I sold mine (lime green one) years ago and regret it to this day.

    Light, stiff, uber cool - post pictures and make me even more jealous.

    Just as good as most carbon things and four hundred and nine times as cool.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Im. A bigger guy 250 lbs. I hear about frame cracking? Its got straight bars. I asked the. Lbs about possibly some Cyclocross tires so it tougher for. City. Riding. They said Not Enough clearance.its red and yellow
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,616
    I expect if it was going to crack, it would have done so by now - could be wrong of course.

    Is it like this frame wise?

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    Sounds like someone has removed the drop bars sadly :-(

    Clearance will be tight, it's a proper race bike, and not a current one.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    You can always get cracks repaired. Post some piccies of it.

    No worries if the drops have been tan off - just fit some new ones.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Daniel B wrote:
    I expect if it was going to crack, it would have done so by now - could be wrong of course.

    Is it like this frame wise?

    258f6f9b4f9c722d519317e07db9e49c.jpg

    Sounds like someone has removed the drop bars sadly :-(

    Clearance will be tight, it's a proper race bike, and not a current one.

    Spinergys rock.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,420
    Derek2323 wrote:
    How can i show a pic?


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  • Yes like those
  • Minus the synergy rims of Course.. and the Saeco Decal
  • Fork quality on that Saeco might be better quality.?
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,320
    its a classic. The Caad5 was a step up. After that the seven with the BB30 and anodised was super cool and very light but also very expensive so shortlived. The caad9 was the last true USA cannondale with welds so smooth it makes me want to rub the bike. Those 9s look like carbon when sprayed up properly such is the quality of welds and in the UK they were all standard BB.
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