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    Supersix 6 Build thread

    Well I'd like a place to document my build. I will be updating this thread whenever I install something new to this bike.

    I'm new to the world of roadies, but I pulled the trigger a month ago and purchased make Supersix 6 for $1700 out the door. I'm extremely happy with my purchase. I have not been on a bike in over six years, so I think I've missed a lot of what's going on with bike technology. A little background, I had a BMX as a child for fun and used to go crazy at the skate park until I snapped the frame. I then started riding MTB in 1995, and enjoyed the likes of Cannondale, Trek, and Gary Fisher (prior to Trek buying them). Long story short, I start road racing on a CBR600rr, stopped cycling, stopped riding motorcycles, and now I'm out of shape.

    So now I'm here. I'm a Clyde trying to have fun and get fit again. Enjoy!! Input and comments are welcome.

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    Front Brake Lever/Shifters SRAMApex
    Front DerailleurSRAMApex
    Rear DerailleurSRAMApex WiFLi
    PedalsSpeedplayLight Action
    SaddleCannondaleStage Ergo w/Crmo Rails(retired)
    CranksetFSAOmega BB30
    Front TireSchwableLugano
    StemCannondaleC3
    Front WheelShimanoR501A
    Rear WheelShimanoR501A
    Rear TireSchwalbeLugano
    CassetteSRAMPG-1050
    Bottom BracketFSABB30
    ChainKMCDX 10SC
    ForkCannondaleSuperSix
    HeadsetCannondaleSuperSix
    SeatpostCannondaleC3
    Fi'zi:k Bar Tape
    Garmin Edge 500
    K Edge Garmin mount
    NiteRider Halogen
    GoPro Hero 2
    Serfas Thunderbolt Front/Rear lights
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    Nice bike!



    Is that a dork-disc I see?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cda 455 View Post
    Nice bike!



    Is that a dork-disc I see?
    It is a dork disc. What's the easiest way to get the crap off??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Dark Booty View Post
    It is a dork disc. What's the easiest way to get the crap off??
    If you have access to a hot knife, that'll take it right off.


    You just cut through the plastic like butter.



    BTW; What size frame is that?
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    I bought the same bike couple months ago. Great bike wasn't too sure about SRAM but the more I ride it the more I want to replace the ultegra on my main ride with some red

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    What's the dork disk?

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    Sounds a lot like my story although i raced dirt bikes!. I have the exact same bike but went with black Cinelli cork tape and white Speedplay zeros. One thing i did that i think helped the look a lot was took the stickers off the rims.

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    Nice bike ! Just bought the same one myself a month ago, in the same boat as you. Looking to get back into shape and cycling, and scratch that upgrade itch at the same time. Be interested to see what upgrades you put in. From what I've read, it seems like the wheels are usually the first to go.

    And if I had to guess what a dork disk is, I'm guessing it's that plastic part that sits next to the cassette? I have the same thing on my bike.. =\

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    Quote Originally Posted by xinque View Post
    Nice bike ! Just bought the same one myself a month ago, in the same boat as you. Looking to get back into shape and cycling, and scratch that upgrade itch at the same time. Be interested to see what upgrades you put in. From what I've read, it seems like the wheels are usually the first to go.

    And if I had to guess what a dork disk is, I'm guessing it's that plastic part that sits next to the cassette? I have the same thing on my bike.. =\
    That's what I thought it was too. Best to get the tools to remove the cassette so you can take it off, you'll want them eventually for cleaning the cassette.

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    I'm not too sure. It has to have some function else why put it on in the first place?

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    You might be right. My guess would be for dirt and such but I try and keep my drivetrain spotless so none of my wheel sets have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetelvis View Post
    You might be right. My guess would be for dirt and such but I try and keep my drivetrain spotless so none of my wheel sets have them.
    Uhhhh...
    It's to prevent a missadjusted derailleur from getting caught in the spokes!
    Zero need if the adjustment is right, can be a lifesaver if not.

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    Thanks good to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by cda 455 View Post
    If you have access to a hot knife, that'll take it right off.


    You just cut through the plastic like butter.



    BTW; What size frame is that?
    It's a 52
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetelvis View Post
    I bought the same bike couple months ago. Great bike wasn't too sure about SRAM but the more I ride it the more I want to replace the ultegra on my main ride with some red
    I tried Shimano and SRAM back to back and just felt that SRAM made more sense. I'd hate to be climbing hard and shift on accident with Shimano's.

    My dad just bought the SRAM Red Gruppo! He's loving it. He purchased Fulcrum Racing Zeros at the same time and gained 2mph on his average without additional effort. He's pretty happy his bike is down to 16 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dg designs View Post
    Sounds a lot like my story although i raced dirt bikes!. I have the exact same bike but went with black Cinelli cork tape and white Speedplay zeros. One thing i did that i think helped the look a lot was took the stickers off the rims.
    I actually like the stickers on there, since it has a little bit of red to go with my black/white/red theme. 😁
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    Nice looking bike. I have been on a racetrack with my motorcycle a couple of times. Find that if you stay to two wheels you are pretty happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crbeals View Post
    Nice looking bike. I have been on a racetrack with my motorcycle a couple of times. Find that if you stay to two wheels you are pretty happy.
    True that!! Everything is just a lot more fun on two wheels!
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    Supersix 6 Build thread

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    Inherited a Selle Italia Max SLR. My dad bent the rails on a crash and gave it to me. So I had the rails replaced and have put 146 miles on my new to me saddle and love it so far.

    After a 1000 miles on my Supersix since October, I've lost 25lbs and find myself super addicted to the sport of cycling. I find it hard to really focus on anything but cycling. I'm constantly thinking of where to ride next, or what wheelset I'll buy when I lose another 30lbs to reach my goal weight.

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    And I picked up a Thule hitch mount rack with a work stand for $200. Great investment.
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    Did you not like the previous saddle or do you just prefer this new one that you installed? Saddles are a finicky thing. People rave about the Fizik Arione. My ischial callosity does not like that saddle at all. As long as it agrees with you and makes you more comfortable, that's the important aspect.

    P.S. By the way, the paint scheme of your SS6 matches the Tuxedo cat in the pictures of the original post.
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    Supersix 6 Build thread

    I didn't have any issues with the Cannondale saddle, I just kept hearing how comfortable this one is from reviews and my dad. So far it is more comfortable than the other saddle, so I'll stick with this one.
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    Nice job on the weight loss. 40lbs here on my 9 month old Supersix 3.

    Next steps for upgrades are:
    Lighter wheels (helps on hills) - possible for less than $1,000 to shave 1lb
    Carbon seat post/stem/bars - lowers vibration - shaves 0.5 lb
    Red group - quieter - better performance - shaves 1 lb (hand it over dad)

    OR

    Move up to a Hi-Mod Cannondale Red Racing - that's my next step
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffin View Post
    Nice job on the weight loss. 40lbs here on my 9 month old Supersix 3.

    Next steps for upgrades are:
    Lighter wheels (helps on hills) - possible for less than $1,000 to shave 1lb
    Carbon seat post/stem/bars - lowers vibration - shaves 0.5 lb
    Red group - quieter - better performance - shaves 1 lb (hand it over dad)

    OR

    Move up to a Hi-Mod Cannondale Red Racing - that's my next step
    Thank you. Congratulations to you as well. I'd like new wheels, but I'm good for now. I'm just focusing on lowering my weight before spending money on the bike. (Need to keep my wife happy)

    I'm climbing faster each day I ride and when I drop another 30lbs I'll be that much faster. After that, I don't know. There are so many great wheels out there. Leaning towards Fulcrum Zeros, Williams, Reynolds, Easton's or something. Doubt I'll drop the dough for Zipps.
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    I only have another 5lbs to go before I am going into territory that may be too thin.

    If you have a target of another 30lb, well, make a deal with a wife that if you achieve that milestone, you get wheels.

    See my thread on sub-1400gm clinchers. Last pages of thread has a good summary of options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffin View Post
    I only have another 5lbs to go before I am going into territory that may be too thin.

    If you have a target of another 30lb, well, make a deal with a wife that if you achieve that milestone, you get wheels.

    See my thread on sub-1400gm clinchers. Last pages of thread has a good summary of options.
    Great idea! I'm telling her tonight, or am I asking her?? Hahaha! I'll check out your thread tonight.
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