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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    Saw a shot on Instagram, did this to a customer's bike. He loves it.
     

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

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    Mario and Luigi. CAAD3 warranty frame from 1999 that barely ever saw road. Beat the snot out of it on trainer for last decade plus. Now old enough to be a classic so I got an itch to resurrect it. I rebuilt it from the frame up (parts bin with a little NOS thrown in). Like getting a new bike for fifty bucks. Everything from Sora to DuraAce on there, 8 speed. Some of the parts seem incredibly heavy and crude compared to current stuff (stem) and other stuff surprisingly works perfectly (105 derailleurs and brake calipers). I've learned a lot about fit and ridden a bunch of different bikes in the past 17 years. Curious to get this beast on the road and see how it stacks up to rest of the stable.
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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    Quote Originally Posted by ldamelio View Post
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    Mario and Luigi. CAAD3 warranty frame from 1999 that barely ever saw road. Beat the snot out of it on trainer for last decade plus. Now old enough to be a classic so I got an itch to resurrect it. I rebuilt it from the frame up (parts bin with a little NOS thrown in). Like getting a new bike for fifty bucks. Everything from Sora to DuraAce on there, 8 speed. Some of the parts seem incredibly heavy and crude compared to current stuff (stem) and other stuff surprisingly works perfectly (105 derailleurs and brake calipers). I've learned a lot about fit and ridden a bunch of different bikes in the past 17 years. Curious to get this beast on the road and see how it stacks up to rest of the stable.
    Those Saeco CAAD frames are iconic. Cannondale had, what, 4 Giro wins on various iterations of the CAAD? I know what you mean about the quill stem. I recently built a Merckx MXL with a cinelli xa. You don't realize how good threadless stems do what they are supposed to, until you revert back to a quill stem.
     

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    What year (and CAAD generation) did Cannondale go Ahead/Threadless on road framesets?
    I ask because my 1999 CAAD 3 Volvo MTB is 1 1/8" Ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fignon's barber View Post
    You don't realize how good threadless stems do what they are supposed to, until you revert back to a quill stem.
    Stems are supposed to creak a little, right?
     

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    I never heard a stem do that and I would definitely get off tbe bike if it happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronsonic View Post
    Stems are supposed to creak a little, right?
    No, not really.
    Like said, get off the bike, remove the stem and check the wedge and its bolt. If ok, ride carefully home and replace. Better safe than sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Bear View Post
    Saw a shot on Instagram, did this to a customer's bike. He loves it.
    Just checking... Are we talking about custom harlequin paint? In any case, that does look sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    I never heard a stem do that and I would definitely get off tbe bike if it happened.

    Sorry guys, forgot the smiley / winky thing there. ;)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldamelio View Post
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    Mario and Luigi. CAAD3 warranty frame from 1999 that barely ever saw road. Beat the snot out of it on trainer for last decade plus. Now old enough to be a classic so I got an itch to resurrect it. I rebuilt it from the frame up (parts bin with a little NOS thrown in). Like getting a new bike for fifty bucks. Everything from Sora to DuraAce on there, 8 speed. Some of the parts seem incredibly heavy and crude compared to current stuff (stem) and other stuff surprisingly works perfectly (105 derailleurs and brake calipers). I've learned a lot about fit and ridden a bunch of different bikes in the past 17 years. Curious to get this beast on the road and see how it stacks up to rest of the stable.
    Ugggh. Took it out yesterday. My fillings are loose and the nostalgia has passed. The historical rap on these things is accurate. How the hell did I ride its predecessor (the old 2.8 with cantilevered dropouts) for 7 years in the 90's? Probably a combination of being a noob and impoverished.

    This one still looks nice, though. Will see exceedingly rare use on the road and back to the trainer next winter.
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    I have a constantly updated projects page. For those who are into interesting builds, pretty pictures, and "gucci" things. Have a look. If you have any commentary, please send an e-mail with your input. The latest finished project is a 2 horsepower electric motor on a Surly, Big Dummy. It can do 30 MPH :)

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    Been cleaning this up all weekend. that front fork/fender/rack/brake assembly was a bear to get back together... had to get it just right to fit it all back together.
    New bars and stem will be here tomorrow and i will wrap her up with some brown leather brooks tape. For now a sneak preview:
    [IMG]Fork and fender by Matt.zilliox, on Flickr[/IMG]

    and those adorable tail lights...
    [IMG]Seat Cluster and tail light by Matt.zilliox, on Flickr[/IMG]
     

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    "can you put new pawl springs in the freehub?"

    "erm....."

    (can you see what's jammed in betweem the pawl and the freehub? )
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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    man, Andrea, you deal with some dirty ass bikes.
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    "can you service this hub?"

    "erm.....!"

    (WTF, is it one of those days???)
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    Andrea leaving his shop after a long day.

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    is the pawl on that mavic nub stuck down....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    "can you put new pawl springs in the freehub?"

    "erm....."

    (can you see what's jammed in betweem the pawl and the freehub? )
    Good lord, did that thing roll in the door or did it have to be carried on a stretcher?

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    If that was a SA AW you could indeed clean it, lube it and put new springs in it and it would run another decade.

    Don't miss those days. But, keep sharing! You have my sympathies Gato.

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    Three new Fat Chance Yo Eddy bikes built and tuned. Tomorrow I box them up and they'll get sent off to their owners. The grello and black one are 29ers and the red one is 27.5".
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