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    Old CAAD 7 reborn

    Hi all,

    I have this frame lying around and thinking about fitting Dura Ace 9000 11 spd on it, thoughts everyone.

    Kind of like a Pro-Touring theme the same as cars, old body, new drivetrain.

    Pete

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    Last edited by ralph1; 06-07-2015 at 11:56 PM.
    cheers

    Pete

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    I think your thought is a very good one. NICE lookin frame!! Size?

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    I have built up and stripped my CAAD 5 about 3 times now for different reasons. (I have "several" bikes). Every time I get to ride the CAAD I think about how darn good it feels.

    Fit wider rims with 25 mm tires and the harshness goes but you still have one of the stiffest frames ever made IMO.

    So, just do it.

    (looks like a 58. I'd take it off your hands if you don't want it).
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    Back then I thought “well there'll be other days”
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    So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
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    Thanks for the replies, it's a 60cm frame.
    cheers

    Pete

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    Pardon my ignorance by please Splain what CAAD is an abreaction for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheManShow View Post
    Pardon my ignorance by please Splain what CAAD is an abreaction for?
    First introduced in the mid-'90's and applied to mountain bikes initially - Cannondale Advanced Aluminum Design. The first road bike frame was a CAAD 3 in around '98, with incremental advances up to CAAD 9, then a leap to the current CAAD 10.
    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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    And here she is all done, I have a couple of adjustments to do to bar and shifters but that's it.

    cheers

    Pete

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    Sweet build. Makes me miss my CAAD.

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    I rejuvied from a frameset this original Six13 a bit ago.

    It is a CAAD something with the middles cut out and carbon put in. It is actually an incredibly smooth riding machine...

    Not had a CADO since CAAD4 Saeco turn of the century. This Six13 rolls whole lot smoother. I am not aware that is it too flexy as I have ready.
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    excellent idea --edit: I forgot whose idea was excellent - they're all good. My CAAD5 is currently a SS. I love the ride, and it is so light. Old CAAD 7 reborn-caad52015.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerjulio View Post
    First introduced in the mid-'90's and applied to mountain bikes initially - Cannondale Advanced Aluminum Design. The first road bike frame was a CAAD 3 in around '98, with incremental advances up to CAAD 9, then a leap to the current CAAD 10.
    1995 and prior in there catalogs they refer to CAD as Computer aided design when they mention 3.0 and 2.8 series frames. then in there 1996 catalog they introduce the CAD2 and CAD3 also called CAAD2 and CAAD3 as mountain bikes. then in 1997 the same with the road bikes. but the CAD2 is/was the 2.8 series prior to 1997 so I assume they count the 3.0 series as the original CAD1 but this is never mentioned anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph1 View Post
    And here she is all done, I have a couple of adjustments to do to bar and shifters but that's it.

    Very nice job. Sorry to bring up an old thread but I'm looking to do something similar to a caad7 I have. Any chance you could give me components highlights you used and a final weight?
    Many thanks

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