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    Caad5

    Some years ago, I think about 2000-2002, I bought a CAAD5 frame at the Gary V. Hobbs site. I built it up using Centaur parts I already had, and later turned it into a single speed. I turned it back into a 10 speed recently. I can't believe how well it rides. Feels light and responsive. I love the ride. Just wanted to praise Cannondale for excellence.
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    Similar story here. I bought an NOS CAAD5 frameset in around 1996 and it's been built up several times. Currently new Veloce.

    It's still almost a reference bike for BB stiffness out of the saddle. Time all carbon forks were excellent too.
    We just don’t realize the most significant moments of our lives when they’re happening
    Back then I thought “well there'll be other days”
    I didn’t realize that was the only day
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9yrupye7B0

    There's sometimes a buggy.
    How many drivers does a buggy have?
    One.
    So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
    and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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    It's interesting you guys mentioned the CAAD5. My 14 year old currently rides a custom 48 cm Tsunami road bike, which he is starting to outgrow. His 15th birthday is coming up next month and I asked him if he wants a new road bike. His response was, " I want a CAAD5 with Campy." I responded, "WTH? Are you serious? What about getting a brand new bike like a CAAD12, or any number of road bikes out there? Even another Tsunami frame built for you if you want." He said, "No. I just want a CAAD5 with Campy." So, the search begins....

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    He can have mine. Mint, 58 cm. All Campy except TruVativ crankset. Rare Daytona ProFit pedals too. Only catch is the annoying Doberman is part of the package.

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    Joking aside, this was the first of the "modern" Cannondale CAADs and really there were only minor changes up until CAAD10. The Time fork is a big plus too.

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    Last edited by bikerjulio; 07-02-2017 at 09:41 AM.
    We just don’t realize the most significant moments of our lives when they’re happening
    Back then I thought “well there'll be other days”
    I didn’t realize that was the only day
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9yrupye7B0

    There's sometimes a buggy.
    How many drivers does a buggy have?
    One.
    So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
    and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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