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My new ride arrived(14 posts)

My new ride arrivedcastrello
Jan 21, 2003 6:47 AM
After a few weeks of questions on this forum I finally decided on this bike. A 2003 cannondale R1000 size 60. I know the photo is kinda crap, but I wanted to post a pic anyway. Thanks a lot for all opions I got the last weeks. They certainly helped me in my decision!

Questions? Don´t be afraid to ask.

nice ride...Frith
Jan 21, 2003 7:49 AM
Must feel great to get your hands on it. That seatpost seems to have alot of setback and the seat is slammed all the way forward...any particular reason for this?... or are you just compensating temporarily for a seatpost that doesn't really work for you? I ask because I can't get any set back posts to work and had to do something similar until I replaced the one on my giant.
nice ride...castrello
Jan 21, 2003 8:17 AM
Well, I dont know really. The stem is a 13 cm and the reach would be better with a 12 (with a 11 cm I could maybe use that seat post) . But since I havent had the chance to ride it yet, I´ll leave it as it is for now and then try and figure out what to do about it when I actually start riding the thing. I guess I could measure KOPS and all that stuff but I´d rather go by feel.

Any one have any tip about what stem I should go for if I choose to go with a shorter stem? I´ve got 3TTT Forgie XL bars (31.7 mm).
Jan 21, 2003 10:36 AM
Very nice ride - be nice to those whom you pass.

I say stick with TTT and get the Zepp XL stem to compliment your bars. It's about as light as any other AL stems, the plain matte black will look good with that setup and the clamp is compatible.
I wont pass a lot of people. :) Thanks nmcastrello
Jan 22, 2003 2:08 AM
nice ride...Frith
Jan 21, 2003 10:47 AM
You should definitely get the seat/seapost stuff adjusted before you touch the stem.
Seat setback should never be adjusted (or not adjusted) as a function of reach.
If you aren't using kops at least get everything set up comfortabe (read powerfull/efficient) on the seat end of things, that way you can buy the right size stem to accomodate your reach.
good luck
nice ride...castrello
Jan 22, 2003 2:13 AM
Thanks a lot for your opinion.

I will consider what you said. However, the SA on this bike is half a degree slacker than the one on my old bike. And since Im more of a spinner than a masher I like to have my seat slighlty forward.

Thing is though, that Im not feeling too stretched out when I sit. However, I think a 1 or 2 cm shorter stem might be the way to go.
re: My new ride arrivedjaybird
Jan 21, 2003 10:36 AM
That is one of the nicest looking 'whales I've seen. Is that painted silver? I thought that they had a brushed bare al finish?

how tall are you? what is your inseam? It looks like you have a ton of reach with the setback and the 130 stem.

I would recomend a deda newton oversize stem.

You will love the wheels.
The team model is the ball-burnished one. (nm)jtferraro
Jan 21, 2003 10:44 AM
dimensions and componentscastrello
Jan 22, 2003 2:19 AM
Well this is me:

187 cm tall (72 kg, built like Tafi:) )
89-90 cm inseam
TT 59 cm
Stem 13 cm (11 or 12 would be perfect)
Sternum notch 155 cm
Arm length approx. 67 cm

The bike is a stock R 1000. In the US the bike comes with a "R 1000"-sticker on the TT, but on the european version it comes with a Saeco-sticker. So it´s kind of a team edition rather than a team replica. The components are mostly ultegra and some 105 (chain, BB, front der) and Cannondale´s Omega brakes (looks good, feels good). Wheels are Ksyrium Elites. GP 3000 tires, Pavé saddle, cannondale stem and seat post, 3TTT Forgie XL bars.

This bike is way better than I am.
Congrats - nice! Decide on pedals yet? I like the new DA's. (nm)jtferraro
Jan 21, 2003 10:45 AM
I think I´ll stick to my Look 357. Only 1 yr old. nmcastrello
Jan 22, 2003 2:20 AM
ARG@! my caad3 drools in your general direction! envy! envy! I need FOUR LOUDER!! (nm)Rubiks_Manuever
Jan 22, 2003 12:22 AM
:) nmcastrello
Jan 22, 2003 3:25 AM