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Leon
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by Leon

Yes, I saw that in your post. But I don't run cables through the downtube. The shifters on the 8170 are wireless (luckely!).
Ride bikes, not tanks!

Ricenpeace
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by Ricenpeace

cmunozh wrote:Hi all,

Here is another caad12 user from Zürich ( :-) ). I had a "small" accident with my former caad12 and I am looking for some vertical tube ring or adaptor where I could place my front derailleur. Do you know if that type exists? The vertical tube at that section is not circular :-(

cheers,
Cmunozh
Hi. I have another CAAD12 Frameset in 58 here in Zurich if you fancy it.


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cmunozh
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by cmunozh

Ricenpeace wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2023 10:16 pm
cmunozh wrote:Hi all,

Here is another caad12 user from Zürich ( :-) ). I had a "small" accident with my former caad12 and I am looking for some vertical tube ring or adaptor where I could place my front derailleur. Do you know if that type exists? The vertical tube at that section is not circular :-(

cheers,
Cmunozh
Hi. I have another CAAD12 Frameset in 58 here in Zurich if you fancy it.
Thx a lot but a 58 would be like a horse to me, being 170cm :-P . I use either 48 or 50.

Happy new 2024

Cheers,
Carlos
My garage: Caad12, BRT C0, Cannondale Scalpel SE II, Specialized Epic pro '92, Swiss military bike '45, Orbea Gredos '87, Specialized Langster '12, Caadx '15...

AM7Jeremy
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by AM7Jeremy

I am 178cm and typically ride 54cm frames but the CAAD12 runs a size big in my expierence. I curently ride a 52cm CAAD12 with a bit of more spacers to replicate my fit on my other 54cm bikes.

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tarmackev
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by tarmackev

Spessartpantani wrote:
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:44 am
Caad9
54er SI
Hollowgram Crankset with power2max
Campagnolo Record/Chorus 11speed Mix
Campagnolo Bora One 50
Thomson Stem Seatpost
Deda Superzero
Tune Kom Vor
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I love this.

Singlish
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by Singlish

AM7Jeremy wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2024 5:16 pm
I am 178cm and typically ride 54cm frames but the CAAD12 runs a size big in my expierence. I curently ride a 52cm CAAD12 with a bit of more spacers to replicate my fit on my other 54cm bikes.
Are we talking about stack and reach? Compared to a Tarmac in 54 the CAAD is about 7mm higher and the reach close to the same. Oddly I ride an SL6 54 with 20mm spacers inc. headset cover and a 120 stem and a CAAD12 56 slammed with 110mm stem and they're pretty close in that configuration. Definitely should have bought the CAAD in 54 but I liked the colour and it was only left in that size.

AM7Jeremy
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by AM7Jeremy

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Have a soft spot for CAAD's. Quick project I wrapped up not too long ago.

52cm CAAD12
SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod fork (sanded down)
Enve 5.6
eeBrakes G4
Jagwire Elite Shifter/Brake cables
SISL2 crankset
Kalloy Uno Stem/Seatpost
Prime Alloy 38cm handlebars

aaronffs
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by aaronffs

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Singlish
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by Singlish

AM7Jeremy wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 2:32 am
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Have a soft spot for CAAD's. Quick project I wrapped up not too long ago.

52cm CAAD12
SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod fork (sanded down)
Enve 5.6
eeBrakes G4
Jagwire Elite Shifter/Brake cables
SISL2 crankset
Kalloy Uno Stem/Seatpost
Prime Alloy 38cm handlebars
We've got the same frame colour, looks so glorious in bright daylight. What's the final weight?

AM7Jeremy
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by AM7Jeremy

Singlish wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2024 2:47 am
AM7Jeremy wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 2:32 am
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Have a soft spot for CAAD's. Quick project I wrapped up not too long ago.

52cm CAAD12
SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod fork (sanded down)
Enve 5.6
eeBrakes G4
Jagwire Elite Shifter/Brake cables
SISL2 crankset
Kalloy Uno Stem/Seatpost
Prime Alloy 38cm handlebars
We've got the same frame colour, looks so glorious in bright daylight. What's the final weight?
7.2kg. Will be upgrading to a carbon seatpost and lighter saddle here shortly

KuB3
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by KuB3

Hi there!
There is my 2001 CAAD5, 7.2kg without pedals so definitely not much in the weighty weenies...!
It's build with a mix of Sram Red, Rival and Force 10s, Vittoria Qurano wheelset, Argon18 carbon components and Ti bolt everywhere.

I recently updgrade to a 2nd Gen Red 10s groupset and replace the integrated handlebar with a Bontrager RSL AERO, but not proper pictures for the moment.

I'm not looking to shave some weight anymore, it run perfectly like that, and without swaping the frameset I don't think I could really shave some big grams
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BalticSea
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by BalticSea

Thinking about building up semi-lightweight alloy bike for all-weather conditions, just in case I don't want to get my carbon bike out.

How feasible would it be to build a Caad8 (mid 2010s, size 54) with alloy wheelset to get around 7.5kg with pedals and cages? I assume replacing the fork with one that has carbon steerer would be a decent start?

My other option would be getting a 2018+ rim brake Allez in the same size, althought the frame set would be bit heavier than Caad with full carbon fork, not to mention more expensive.

KuB3
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by KuB3

You're right, start by the fork, you can shave nearly 300gr with a carbon steerer one.
With a light alloy wheelset, 7.5kg is easy to reach
My previous wheelset was an alloy and is lighter than my actual carbon one.
Find a nice crankset, carbon seatpost and an Uno stem and you'll be good!

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