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Old 05-21-19, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
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Formula 1 hot.
...

-Tim-

Isnít F1 top tier, best of the best, techiest of the tech w/ no trickle down?
Donít get me wrong,
The GAN is HOT
but just not F1 hot.

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Old 05-22-19, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Love this bike except for the saddle, and the wonky cable housing should be redone. Almost hot.
What cable housing? The saddle is what it is...tried many and this one works for me
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Old 05-22-19, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by kansukee View Post
What cable housing? The saddle is what it is...tried many and this one works for me
Rear brake cable. It's too long at the front and too short at the rear.
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Old 05-23-19, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Rear brake cable. It's too long at the front and too short at the rear.
Ah yes, I noticed that too. All I had to do was pull it from the back and itís alright now. Thanks!
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Old 05-23-19, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by kansukee View Post
Ah yes, I noticed that too. All I had to do was pull it from the back and itís alright now. Thanks!
Oh good stuff, I was thinking it was two separate pieces of housing.
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Old 05-23-19, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
good stuff
Yeah, nah - pretty damn slack of Cippolini to go with continuous housing on the brake; that's lazy and cheap, and basically fraudulent for anything with prestige aspirations.
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Old 05-23-19, 11:41 PM
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Yeah, nah - pretty damn slack of Cippolini to go with continuous housing on the brake; that's lazy and cheap, and basically fraudulent for anything with prestige aspirations.
I think they are talking about the Cinelli, not the Cippolini.
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Old 05-24-19, 07:52 AM
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I like it better this way since the cable is protected the entire way. I was present when my mechanic was assembling the bike so we could have used two pieces but imo and his this gives better protection and prevents cable rattle.
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Old 05-24-19, 07:55 AM
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Bought this CAAD12 about 3 weeks ago. I don't know if it's "hot" but it is an amazing ride.
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Old 05-24-19, 08:04 AM
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Bought this CAAD12 about 3 weeks ago. I don't know if it's "hot" but it is an amazing ride.
It's getting there. I would like to see some different wheels though. And the chain is displayed wrong.
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Old 05-24-19, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
It's getting there. I would like to see some different wheels though. And the chain is displayed wrong.
Those are the stock Aksiums. They have been replaced with Ksyrium Elite USTs. They are amazing and the bike is now down to 17 lb 10 oz it sits.
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Old 05-26-19, 05:13 PM
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Submitted for your merciless critiques...
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Old 05-26-19, 05:19 PM
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Submitted for your merciless critiques...
I like it.

9000 Dura-Ace looks much better than 9100 Dura-Ace.
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Old 05-26-19, 06:05 PM
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Submitted for your merciless critiques...
I like it too. I would like it more with solid black bar tape, but it's still hot as is.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 05-26-19, 06:17 PM
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Bought this CAAD12 about 3 weeks ago. I don't know if it's "hot" but it is an amazing ride.
pretty nice, better wheels would be hotter, but a great start.
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Old 05-27-19, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by dougphoto View Post
pretty nice, better wheels would be hotter, but a great start.
I am now running Mavic Ksyrium Elite USTs. They are lighter, more comfortable and roll much more easily than any clinchers I've ever ridden. The wheel swap has resulted in a drop in weight from 18 lb 5 oz to 17 lb 10 oz. FWIW this CAAD 12 is the 105 version and it has Speedplay Zeros. .
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Old 05-27-19, 09:29 AM
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Submitted for your merciless critiques...
Hot, wished it had a better back ground. Oh, thanks for not going disc!
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Old 05-27-19, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
I like it too. I would like it more with solid black bar tape, but it's still hot as is.
I agree; I will put black bar tape but waiting to upgrade the handlebars first. This current (stock) handlebar tape is really comfy though so Iím not in a rush
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Old 05-28-19, 12:07 AM
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I like the mix of old school lugged frames, CF and fine Italian craftsmanship. My C50 gives me all those things in one bike.
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Old 05-28-19, 07:14 AM
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I like the mix of old school lugged frames, CF and fine Italian craftsmanship. My C50 gives me all those things in one bike.
Can't tell much other than the blue Ram truck has duel exhaust and you ride near water. Better presentation would help decide the status of the bike.
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Old 05-28-19, 07:25 AM
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oh, thanks for not going disc!
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I don't have a garage now so this will have to do.... New Cinelli SC frameset built with Potenza silver crankset, brakes and derailleur and early 90's Athena brake levers, Campy ProFit pedals, Cinelli XA polished stem and Criterium bars, Mavic alloy tubulars, Curtis Odom hubs 32h and Veloflex Vlaanderen tubs, Campy aero seatpost and Selle Italia Flite saddle.

I set it up with Ene Ciclo 11 spd DT shifters for that vintage look and feel and these work great_ as a matter of fact I have them on another steel frame. Still need to replace the hoods for the correct ones, these will do until the post office gets around delivering...
That is flipping gorgeous.
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Can't tell much other than the blue Ram truck has duel exhaust and you ride near water. Better presentation would help decide the status of the bike.
Sorry about that, I knew they weren't the best, but it's the best I have; the bikes are in the USA and I am in the Philippines working.
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Old 05-28-19, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
Black and blue go great together. Hot.
Yes, it does!!

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