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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:35 pm 
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Hello boys, just shoot some photos of my good old Cadex.
It was in perfect condition after I quit riding. Now I'm in the business again ;)
I brought it in late 1991, so it's fully equipped with XTR. In pristine version has some component I hate so I changed everything I could.
Here the specs:


Frame: Giant Cadex CFM 1

Fork: Manitou 2

Headset: XTR 1 1/8
Stem: ITM Tomahawk with titanium screw stem
Handlebar: Ritchey Prolite WCS
Grips: new pro grip - sorry
Barends: none but I took off some great Onza in long flavour

Brakes: XTR
Brake Pads: XTR
Brake Cables: XTR
Cantilever cable hangers: XTR
Brake Levers: XTR STI integrated brake levers

Shifters: XTR STI integrated shifter levers
Front Derailleur: XTR bottom pull
Rear Derailleur: XTR
Derailleur Cables: XTR (except for the front brake, a local shop throw the original one and used a black generic shimano one)
Cassette: Shimano 12-32
Chain: CN7401
Cranks: XTR
Crank Bolts: XTR
Chainrings: XTR 26-36-46
Chainring bolts: XTR
Bottom Bracket: XTR sealed cartdrige
Pedals: SPD-M737

Hub Skewers: maybe Omas (I can't remeber, but definitely not ringlè) blue aluminum and titanium
Rims: Araya rm400
Hubs: XTR
Nipples: generic :)
Spokes: DT swiss I can't remember size
Tyres: Vee Rubber
Tubes: generic

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite titanium (first version)
Seatpost: FRM cnc-machined custom size with titanium screw
Seatpost Binder: generic

Weight: don't know :D

Here it comes:

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And two:

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Threee:

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Last one:

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Last edited by cyb on Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:08 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:38 pm 
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Very very nice, but you need to cut the excess off the rear mech cable and put a crimp on.. ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:42 pm 
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Thank you mate! It's right about cable but I'm waiting for a new pair of STI shifter-levers, a lot of brake levers and a pair of original XT thumbs. So I'll have to decide what use and I decided to not cut it ;)

cyb


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:23 pm 
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mint!!.......like that a lot......


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:42 pm 
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Very smart ! :D .....always fancied one of these!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:43 am 
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Just put some mod on my cadex.
I know it's all new stuff indeed, anyway I'm trying to loose weight jus with modern components. My idea is to put new carbon on old carbon, and t put a lot of green :)
Here we ge:
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Fork
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Front and rear view:
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and
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Final result:
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;)
cyb


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:50 pm 
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This looks sweet (in the old version, don't know about the new fork).
I have had a Cadex 2 (stolen) and 3 (sold), and they ride so nice, modern geo for their time and quite light and fast.
This type 1 is very hard to find (in Holland) and I only seen one in the flesh recently.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:05 am 
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Here it is, finally with new components.

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:)

cyb


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 2:29 pm 
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What was the final weight of the new version of bike?


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 2:45 pm 
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phwoar I like the final version!

I was tempted to use a cadex as a base recently but went klein instead but I have to hand it to you.. that's a pretty bike!


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