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 Post subject: Cannondale STEALTH
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:19 pm 
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Well hello everyone

Here's a quick summary of my first ever single speed build

had a lot of help from far too many people to mention with working through -

a: how to do it
b: what kit to buy
c: understanding the dark art of gearing ratios

So - heads up and big thanks to you all - you know who you are :lol:

Not finished yet but getting there...

First was the frame

1997 CAAD2 Cannondale frame. Light as a feather. Bought from KevH

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and some lovely close ups:

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When it arrived - all i had to do was find a new BB and give it a little polish...

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Popped a Cane Creek S2 headset in (thanks Taffy) and some random stiffy forks off my Zaskar (thanks LGF)

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Next came the stem from my little Bontrager collection I've been building up:

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Rear single speed system put in place. All new unfortunately but pretty cheap:

Gusset micro single speed converter (12t / 13t), Gusset Bachelor tensioner - all from CRC

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Wheels are my favourites: Mavic XC717 black with DT Black Spokes. Rear hub DT Onyx, front hub Specialized Stout

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Tyres Maxxis Detonators as this is going to be my 30mile daily commute super-machine

Next Cranks:

Lovely T606 Bontragers (thanks Deveron53), with a Truvativ GigaPipe BB (thanks Deveron!)

The nice bit is a lovely but bloody cool Middleburn 36T ring. Bought new from CRC, arrived this morning and got me a little giddy

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Up next, bars. Race Face Evolves (thanks Deveron) but going to keep the Bonty theme going and replace when my new purchases arrive

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Controls? Had to be some nice Speed Dial levers (thanks Taffy)

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Some simple but nicely themed Deore V Brakes on the front and back

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Saddle - temporary off my Zaskar (selle royal) with GT seatpost - Bontrager post in the mail somewhere and a Bontrager saddle bought off the bay - should arrive next week

and we have the near as dammit pics: :cry: :( :? :roll: :o :wink: :) :D :lol: :shock:

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Back
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and the money shot (for me)
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Chain i've got, sexy looking Gusset Slinky half link in Silver. Can't fit it yet as I need crank bolts for the cranks - can't find any at 10mm - anyone got any ideas?

So, things to come:

Bontrager race saddle
Bontrger race lite seatpost
Bontrager race litle bars

(all black of course)

There's some play in the headset, i think i need to fit a new star nut, so no riding yet until it's finished.

I know it's black - very black but i kinda like black. It's light as hell (compared to my Karakoram) so it should go like the clappers.

Shout at me and tell me what you think - any suggestions or improvements I'd be very interested to hear

Trickylad


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:27 pm 
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Absolutely gorgeous! :D
I know people rag on SS's but I have one for around town, getting to work and back, alot less maintanence and things to go wrong, especially when your racking up the k's.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:35 pm 
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thanks chief
am going to reserve judgement until i've ridden it.
going to have to wait a couple of days before i can do that
i actually got the inspiration to do it off this forum - seen some lovely and light looking SS bikes.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:29 am 
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Needs some P Bone forks. Otherwise looks baddass! 8)


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P bones?


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P bones were the later model to the pepperonni. Cannondale in-house rigid forks.


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FST4RD wrote:
P bones were the later model to the pepperonni. Cannondale in-house rigid forks.


They're nice. Characteristics? Light? My FA no name forks are pretty heavy which is a shame given how light the bike is now.


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p-bones are quite light and steer well, but are pretty stiff.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:01 pm 
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Theres a P bone fork in the FS section. Saw it yesterday.

EDIT: Here you go mate. http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=111355


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:10 pm 
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should do the job nicely, looks great too.

get it weighed, it must be around 20lb id guess, when the chains on etc.


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