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    Question Cannondale Stars and Stripes CAAD 5

    2002 Cannondale CAAD5 USA 9 11 "Stars and Stripes" Commemorative Edition 56cm | eBay

    Long time floater, first time poster. I have been looking for a new frame for a project bike and came across this beauty on ebay. Ive seen some other bikes with the exact same frame that look stunning and cant stop thinking about this. So, opinions? Ideas?

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    I like it, but it is older tech. A new CAAD 10 frame is $950 IIRC.

    There is something about that look I like though.
    It's a fire road.............
    I'm on a road bike..........

    They have enough in common to blast down it.

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    I have one myself. I plan on using it as my race bike this year. The Caad 5 is good in the sence that it uses a newer style headset and any new components can mount right on. It is however very rigid in the rear end. Unless racing on smooth roads, I would use 25mm tires with lower pressure for sure. Built up they are real head turners. Here is a pic of mine. I am going to build up some new white wheels for it.
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    You can't go wrong with a CAAD. Determine what's it worth to you and don't go NUTZ in the auction.
    And snipe, baby, snipe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by T K View Post
    I have one myself. I plan on using it as my race bike this year. The Caad 5 is good in the sence that it uses a newer style headset and any new components can mount right on. It is however very rigid in the rear end. Unless racing on smooth roads, I would use 25mm tires with lower pressure for sure. Built up they are real head turners. Here is a pic of mine. I am going to build up some new white wheels for it.
    Lookin good, but you gotta change that bar tape.......or wash it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metoou2 View Post
    Lookin good, but you gotta change that bar tape.......or wash it.
    Got some brand new Fizik that came with the saddle. Just waiting till race season to start.

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    If that's a 56cm then my name's Eddy.

    Sorry, but it's more like a 52. Ask the guy for some actual measured dimensions and then check against the geo chart.
    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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    Nice catch! That frame in that pic is NOT a 56! Looks to be a 52. Mine is a 54 and you can see that there is about 1" between the top and bottom tubes at the head tube.
    If you want a brand new 56, I have seen one for sale on the net. I just saw it the other day again. I think they want $300 somthing. If you google caad 5 stars and stripes it will come up. If you can't find it PM me I'll help you out. If it was a 54 I'd snatch it up myself.

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    Agreed.

    My extensive research has just confirmed that it's a 52cm at most. perhaps even a 50cm.

    Wonder why they used the 2nd tier fork in that bike.
    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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    I thought there was a way you could message the seller, but I didn't see anything. Someone is going to be pretty pissed when they get their new tiny frameset.
    The fork on mine was actualy lighter than the one on my caad 9. I don't understand the shape of the fork though. Very thick or bulbous at the top half. I wonder if wind tunnel tests showed it to be like some sort of airfoil thing or what. I had the 3T laying around from the 9 I sold so put it on.

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    I already messaged the seller.

    I have a CAAD 5 of my own. It has the nice, all carbon, Time fork. Currently retired and hanging up as a frameset only.

    Definitely the reference frame in terms of stiffness. Nothing beats it IMO.
    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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    Turns out that Julio was right.

    seller just responded thusly
    Dear bikerjulio,

    You're right, it is 50cm. Thank you!

    - emendez0623
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by T K View Post
    I thought there was a way you could message the seller, but I didn't see anything.
    You have to scroll way down on the page now.

    I wonder if the O.P. is aware of this HUGE change in size?

    Hey O.P. ..................why don't we have a smiley of a little guy YELLING???

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    50, 56, no big deal. Just raise the saddle and get a longer stem.
    I'd like to buy it for my kids. They are 2 and 3. In a few years we could be twinsies.
    Last edited by T K; 01-12-2013 at 10:31 PM.

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