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Old 08-17-2013, 09:21 PM   #3301
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:28 AM   #3302
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Getting back into road riding....

43, out of shape and looking to focus my energies and re-kindle my love for road riding. I already have a Santa Cruz Chameleon and a 29" SE Cruiser/town bike.

I sold my beloved Custom 60cm Cannondale 3.0 many years ago and want a similar build...I'm familiar with Cannondales road bikes and really like how stout they are.
Old bike..Ultegra/105/Dura-ace. 36-spoke Mavic in the rear, 46cm bars, etc etc. I'm a big boy and used to ride out of the saddle a lot.


I just picked this up on Ebay for 350...2005 Cannondale R700 63cm frame/Carbon slice fork with Ultegra F/R derailleurs/brakes, TruVatiV Elita SL 39/53 crankset.


If you look at the old 3.0, I ran quite a bit of post and a 120mm stem on it. My inseam is 33' and I'm 6'3", I'm a bit worried about standover height, but not the ride itself. I always felt a bit cramped on the 60cm, I like a longer top tube.

My next purchase, after Googling "Strongest 700c wheelset" was this...

Handspun Pavement Series 2 Rear Wheel 700c 36h LX / Velocity / DYAD Silver

So that's where I'm at. Might have the frame re-painted after I inspect it with a magnifying glass.

I guess the biggest nut after the wheelset will be shifters. 9 speed or 10 speed?

I've been out of the game a while, are there still different "drives" -chains/cassettes ie microdrive, etc or is it Shimano or Sram 9 or 10sp?

Thanks in advance. Going through a divorce, the new girl rides...what better motivation?
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:57 AM   #3303
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Dyads are a touring rim = wider. 2x check that it'll fit the C-dale's rear end 1st. An Open Pro, CXP33, or some of the other alternatives will do fine as long as you've got enough spokes.

Plug for the people at QBP that build those wheels: Ordered a set of wheels similar to the ones in that last pic for a customer 'cause they were within a few $$ of what I'd have to charge for labor, etc. Got em and stuck em on the truing stand to check. Dead on. They know their stuff up there in MN

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Old 08-18-2013, 06:21 AM   #3304
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I thought the offset-spoked, A23 or Synergy were the strongest, because they negate most of the dish.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:54 AM   #3305
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Dyads are a touring rim = wider. 2x check that it'll fit the C-dale's rear end 1st. An Open Pro, CXP33, or some of the other alternatives will do fine as long as you've got enough spokes.

Plug for the people at QBP that build those wheels: Ordered a set of wheels similar to the ones in that last pic for a customer 'cause they were within a few $$ of what I'd have to charge for labor, etc. Got em and stuck em on the truing stand to check. Dead on. They know their stuff up there in MN

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I've seen a number get flogged for years with no troubles at all.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:36 PM   #3306
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The lx hubs of those wheels have 135 spacing, your rear triangle is 130. Wheel won't fit unless you really spread the stays, which I would not do on that bike.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:23 PM   #3307
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The lx hubs of those wheels have 135 spacing, your rear triangle is 130. Wheel won't fit unless you really spread the stays, which I would not do on that bike.

Fuuuck......

Should have went with the tried and true Mavic SUP open pro 36 spoke.

Anyone want to buy it?
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:23 PM   #3308
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Anybody notice this in the Flea Market?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912303

I've been jonesing for a recumbent, though leaning more towards a tadpole. If the ad didn't say he was pretty much maxing it out with his 6'2" frame and I'm 6'4", I'd probably be making arrangements to drive east.

Anybody here have any recumbents or experience with them you care to share? I've only ridden one, a lowboy similar to the one in the flea market but with the steering controls down by the seat. It was really comfy.

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Old 08-18-2013, 08:23 PM   #3309
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You could change crank arm to longer ones
Although he is maxing out does not mean you
will, find out what the owners x seam is that
is what bents go by. Even though you are taller
The x seam may be same, less?
X seam is sitting in floor back against wall
measure from wall to bottom of feet.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:57 PM   #3310
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Anybody notice this in the Flea Market?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912303

I've been jonesing for a recumbent, though leaning more towards a tadpole. If the ad didn't say he was pretty much maxing it out with his 6'2" frame and I'm 6'4", I'd probably be making arrangements to drive east.

Anybody here have any recumbents or experience with them you care to share? I've only ridden one, a lowboy similar to the one in the flea market but with the steering controls down by the seat. It was really comfy.

I own a tadpole recumbent, and took it on a multi-day bikepacking trip across Missouri. The good - grins-per-minute is very high, they tiltie & powerslide real easily, they're like pedaling a lay-z-boy. The bad - they are absolutely invisible to vehicular traffic. Your head is at wheel-well height. There is no way to stand on the pedals to get more power or (more importantly) take the lumps out of your path. You're also on a three-track instead of a one-track, which makes maneuvering a pain in a tight situation.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:15 PM   #3311
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I own a tadpole recumbent, and took it on a multi-day bikepacking trip across Missouri. The good - grins-per-minute is very high, they tiltie & powerslide real easily, they're like pedaling a lay-z-boy. The bad - they are absolutely invisible to vehicular traffic. Your head is at wheel-well height. There is no way to stand on the pedals to get more power or (more importantly) take the lumps out of your path. You're also on a three-track instead of a one-track, which makes maneuvering a pain in a tight situation.
Which one do you have?
They all look too laid back to me, the cons you list
are the same that kept me away from them.
I have an actionbent uss two wheeler lounge chair, added
longer bracket for seat adj by only 1cm noticably better
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:40 AM   #3312
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Fuuuck......

Should have went with the tried and true Mavic SUP open pro 36 spoke.

Anyone want to buy it?
It is not ideal but I have done it a few times, even on a Cannondale. It is only 2.5mm per stay. On the Cannondale I just put the wheel in and eventually the stays stayed at 135mm. On steel frames I would bend the frames to fit.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:21 AM   #3313
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:29 AM   #3314
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:00 AM   #3315
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Which one do you have?
They all look too laid back to me, the cons you list
are the same that kept me away from them.
I have an actionbent uss two wheeler lounge chair, added
longer bracket for seat adj by only 1cm noticably better

I have a Sun Trike. Pretty good piece of machinery for what I asked of it. I could've spent waaaay more for a catrike, but I didn't want to do that not knowing if I'd like it or not. I liked laying down - it kept a lot of pain off my taint. But the cons are why it's still coated in oil wrapped in a tarp under my porch. That & I have 8 other bikes....
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