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I was busy last night...(build report?)(12 posts)

I was busy last night...(build report?)biknben
Jun 13, 2003 7:07 AM
I picked up a new frame late yesterday. I'm replacing my C'Dale CADD5 with a CADD7. Since I was quite fond of the CADD5, I took some parting shots. Then I just took a few more as I built up the new rig.

I did an even swap. Only the frame fork and headset are new. Oh, new cable and housing also.

My space is slowly getting smaller and smaller. This is the basement of my townhouse. I finished one side of it for a rec. room. Everything else has to fit in here somewhere.

The bench. Don't touch anything. You'll screw up my "system".

The CADD5, ready to go:

The other side of the room, just for laughs. I have to share my space with the washer/dryer and the furnace. They do offer a great excuse not to hear my wife's calling. :-)

Stripped and ready for e-bay. Well I'll shine her up and make 'er all pretty-like:

The new frame. For anyone interested, the cadd7 frame/fork and headset is 4 ounces lighter than the cadd5.

2.5 hours after starting it's ready to go. Not record pace but I shined up some of the components as I went.
All done:

Of course, the forecast calls for rain today. I hope to squeeze out a quicky tonight if the roads dry out.
nice to see..._rt_
Jun 13, 2003 7:25 AM
someone else keeps all their race numbers pinned up in their shop area....actually i keep only my numbers from the races i've won & i'm pleased to say that i'm running out of room on the bulletin board! ;-)

nice new ride.

Then there would only be two on my wall...biknben
Jun 13, 2003 8:06 AM
I don't see a collection of winning numbers in my future. I'll settle for any old race number.
Jun 13, 2003 8:10 AM
i'm cat'ing up next month, so my collection will probably not be growing much after that!

i'm impressed with the number of races you've done.

congrat on your upgrade. Small and mighty way to go (nm)abicirider
Jun 13, 2003 9:02 AM
Jun 13, 2003 9:08 AM
can't wait to get my @ss kicked by the "big boys" to speak. :)

I like how you have the staples handy next to the Pampers (nm)LC
Jun 13, 2003 9:00 AM
No worries...those are just storage boxes now :-) (nm)biknben
Jun 13, 2003 10:03 AM
Looks good. I have a question for you...Fez
Jun 13, 2003 12:16 PM

Did the other one have a lot of miles under it? That's a lot of work for 4 ounces.

Whatever the reason, the finish on the new frame sure does look sweet!
I took advantage of a good situation...biknben
Jun 13, 2003 12:36 PM
I just got a small settlement from a bike accident so the money was there. The C'dale rep. for my LBS was looking to dump it for an unheard of price. I got it for less than GVH is selling his CADD5s.

I had zero problems with the CADD5 (about 10k miles). This was just handed to me on a silver platter.

I knew ahead of time there would only be a small weight reduction but that was not a factor in the purchase. I'm a weight weenie so it's just natural for me to point out weight issues. :-)
Nice work stand and nice frame too!russw19
Jun 13, 2003 1:56 PM
Is your work stand bolted to the celing and coming down? That's sweet. Nice work area you got there.. I need to move into a bigger apartment myself so I have room to work on my bikes.

And I echo the sentiments about the numbers. I keep mine, but they are in a box. I would write race reports on the back of them as soon the race ended. I haven't raced in like 8 years now, but it was a cool way to have a racing diary. I know how well I did and felt in every race I ever rode.

The only one not in the box is the number from my very first race... my mom stole it from the box one year and had it framed for my birthday for me. I don't have any idea how she knew it was my first ever race unless she read all of them and found out on the report.. but I don't know what it says on the back cuz it's in the frame now.

Yep...It's up-side-down...biknben
Jun 13, 2003 5:12 PM
I was given the idea by my LBS who mentioned they saw it done in a shop in VT. Apparently, that store took the heavy bases off their Park stands and bolted them to the ceiling.

I improvised a little and got it to work. The stand is an old Performance workstand. I drilled holes in the base to line up with the rafters in my basement. It takes up a lot less room and makes floor cleanup much easier. I've never had a reason for a portable workstand so I just said screw it.

Only problem, I nail my head on it on a regular basis.