|Campagnolo carbon rear derailleur cage.||divve|
Dec 28, 2003 5:41 AM
|In case anyone is wondering how it's mounted. The red outline kidney shaped area is a back plate which riveted to the cage stop/spring tensioner on the other side. Optically the carbon finish on the cage isn't as high quality as the outer link or Ergo lever blades. The clear coat is much thinner and as a result less shiny and smooth. I'm not quite sure what the reason for this is as the cage of the carbon front derailleur is very nice and shiny. Perhaps, it was a weight concern. The mold shaping is quite elaborate and well done however to minimize chain contact. Functionally it's very light and stiff....no info on durability yet as I'm still waiting for my 04 Carbondale frame to hang it from:)|
|Tell me more about the frame you're waiting on...||jtferraro|
Dec 28, 2003 6:02 AM
|Carbondale? Is that Cannondale's new carbon/aluminum frame or another manufacturer?
|From what I understand........||CARBON110|
Dec 28, 2003 9:41 AM
|The limited Cannondale/carbon combo is going to be between 6-7K $$
Im not sure if there is a bike made worth more then 5K ( custom Merlins with embroidery exception) with the very top of the line wheels and components. Wouldnt you agree that the difference between say a high end Trek/Cannondale at 4500$is far less then the difference between say a 5200/Caad 5. I just can't see what you get for an extra grand when you go over 4K. In the past 2 years if you spoke with a Cannondale rep you would also find they have had many issues with craftmanship and a large demand for replacement frames. Great frames nontheless IMO
Its like the difference between S60R and a S4. What do you get for that 10 extra K in the Audi that I don't in the Volvo LOL ! A faster split time by 3/4 of a second? LOL !
Jeff this was a pun of course and I thought you'd get a kick out of the analogy since we enjoy alot of the same things :P
Happy Holidays to you and Allie
Dec 28, 2003 9:05 PM
|Happy Holidays to you, too! =) I agree...not many bikes are worth more than $5K.
BTW, how's the Volvo? I wish I had the S4 but it wasn't out til' a year after I bought my A4 (and started modding it).
|Tell me more about the frame you're waiting on...||divve|
Dec 28, 2003 10:23 AM
|From what I was told initially it's going to be available in Europe and as frame-set only with SI Hollowgram cranks.
That's exactly the way I like it. If you can wrench yourself and got most of the parts it's simply isn't worth buying a complete top-end Cannondale in Europe. Aside from not getting to pick your favorite parts you also pay about 2000 Euro more compared to building it up yourself. For instance the current CAAD7 team bike with Campy lists for $8300 dollars here. That's simply crazy.
|OK, Simoni's Tour bike (frameset). Nice! (nm)||jtferraro|
Dec 28, 2003 9:07 PM