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Pros and cons of single-sided forks (Cannondale Lefty)?

Looks like they save some weight, but how do they have a better strength/weight ratio than a traditional two legged fork? With the single-legged fork the fork and axle must resist huge bending all ...
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Cannondale CAAD Optimo Tiagra 2020 CREAKING

I am a newbie when it comes to bikes and I recently purchased a brand new Cannondale CAAD Optimo Tiagra 2020. After about 3 small rides (no more than 5 km a time), I noticed a very loud creak start to ...
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Can I convert a road frame to a mountain bike?

Some years ago, I picked up a Cannondale R3000 and moved all the components to my current bike as an exercise in bike building, never repeated (in fairness, the Cannondale fit me a little better but ...
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Cannondale Lefty DLR Ti Fork Rebuild/Maintenance

I have a mountain bike with a 2003 Cannondale Lefty DLR Ti fork. As I've been riding the bike this season, I've noticed that the fork is behaving strangely. It doesn't seem to lockout fully and it is ...
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Experiences of the Cannondale Headshok system?

Does anyone have any experience of the Cannondale Headshok suspension system, where the shock is in the head tube / above the fork? Are they reliable? I'm looking at a Cannondale Bad Boy 2 (2013) and ...
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What's this mark on my chainstay?

I was cleaning my road bike (cannondale supersix evo) and noticed a marking on my chainstay and I'm not sure what it is. Scratching it is a little rough compared to the carbon around it. This was not ...
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Brand new bike. Briefly removed the rear disc brake caliper, now it's too tight

I have a 2017 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc 105 with less than 10 hours of ride time on it. (I got it in March as unsold stock from last year) I noticed that after I had ridden for a little while, ...
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Upgrade/Replacement options for Cannondale Headshok DD50?

I have an older Cannondale that I love. It's an F600 comp (the special edition one in pumpkin orange), with a DD50 front shock. The problem is that the DD50 is WORN as all heck. Even when locked ...
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Frame Or Paint Crack (Cannondale Super Six Carbon)

I am about to pull the trigger on a used 2012 Cannondale SuperSix bike. This would be my first bike and I'm very excited. However I am a bit concerned about some cracks. Seller claims paint is ...
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Is this normal for my new Cannondale Synapse Alloy 6?

I purchased a new Cannondale Synapse Alloy 6 in early March. I have roughly 250 miles on it. After the first 100 miles I took it back to my LBS to have it adjusted and tightened up. Before I did this, ...
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How can I install a 1 1/8“ to 1 3/8” Synapse fork onto a 44 mm headtube?

I know you get headset questions all the time, hopefully this one mixes things up a bit. I recently acquired a 2015 litespeed CX frame, which has a 44 mm head tube. It is listed as having a height of ...
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Are single-sided forks a gimmick? [closed]

The first time I saw a Cannondale with a one-sided fork I was in shock & awe. But I got to thinking about it, and it seems to me like it's just a marketing strategy, touting the quality and ...
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What are my options for correcting a bent aluminum fork?

I have a Cannondale ST700. A few weeks ago, I had a head-on collision. At first glance, the bike was fine. But the next time I went to ride it, it pulled to the side when I turned. Turns out my fork ...
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Which road rear hubs have 135mm O.L.D., disc brakes, are quick release and have at least 32 holes?

So, my Cannondale Synapse (2017) which I regret every day getting for causing so many different problems needs a new rear wheel. Its O.L.D. is 135mm, with disc brake, quick release and uses a Shimano ...
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Replacement for Suntour Superbe Tech Rear Derailleur

I recently picked up an 85 Cannondale ST500 with a Suntour Superbe Tech rear derailleur. The cage is bent and the bearings in the guides don't feel too fresh. I'm just starting to get into bike ...
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Cannondale CAAD12 headset proprietary or replaceable?

Just wondering if the headsets used in the CAAD12 frames include replaceable bearing cups, or if the cups are integrated into the frame (non-replaceable). I'm also wondering if the headsets are ...
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Making a Cannondale BadBoy ride softer

I have a Cannondale BadBoy with slick tyres, no suspension etc. On roads the ride is fine, but I do less of that these days and more along tracks (e.g. unmaintained paths, towpaths etc.). On non-...
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screeching/grinding sound when coasting at speed

2003ish Cannondale six13, all Ultegra. Frequently, but not always, when I'm coasting at a fast pace, usually down a hill, the bike will start making this hideous screeching/grinding noise. It is ...
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TRP spyre mounts wider than rear disc mount positions

I recently picked up a Cannondale CAAD12 Disc and some TRP spyre disc calipers for it. Just lining up the mount holes on the spyres to the mount positions, the front disc mounts on the fork line up ...
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How should I transport Cannondale Bad Boy 5 INSIDE a BMW 4 Series Coupe?

So, I have a Cannondale Bad Boy 5 and I'm LOVING it. I'd like to understand how to transport it. I have 2014 BMW 4 Series coupe. Even though I folded back seats (to maximize trunk storage), bike won'...
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Best Tires for Cannondale Bad Boy 4

I'm just getting into biking and last week I just purchased a Cannondale Bad Boy 4 from REI. They still have it in the shop as I'm in the processing of moving and they agreed to hold onto it for me. ...
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Cannondale Bad Boy SS conversion

I'm interested in converting my Cannondale Bad Boy 2011 into a single speed bike. I found somebody who's done it on a Bad Boy 2008 (there), and somebody else who's done it one a more recent model (...
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Gipiemme Parade Wheels Strange Noise

I have a set of Gipiemme Parade Wheels that look like this: The other day I was getting my bike out of the garage, and I lightly bumped my rear wheel with my foot. The wheel made a strange rattling ...
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Road Bike Bending Rear Skewers

I'm pretty handy with bicycles, but I'm a little stumped on this one. Have a 90s Cannondale SR800 which is solid other than the back wheel was angled to the left side of the chainstays. Ridable, but ...
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Where can I find Cannondale bike's serial number if the sticker is missing?

I was looking at a used aluminum frame Cannondale from 2017 but the serial number sticker is missing: Cannondale bikes will display the serial number on the underside of the frame. It’ll be next to a ...
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What is this crank and BB on this bike? And how do I take that sort of crank off?

I have a 2009 Cannondale Six Carbon 3, which supposedly has a BB30 bottom bracket and a FSA Gossamer non-BB30 crank set. It looks like this: I'm having some creaks when I pedal and I'm trying to ...
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Pannier for cannondale caad9?

Every day I commute on my cannonade caad9 and carry a crumpler bag with my 15" MacBook pro, some work documents and often a change of clothes if it's a hot or rainy day. After years of doing this I'm ...
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Praxis BB convertor into 2018 Supersix Evo

Just wondering if anyone had fitted a M30 praxis BB into a 2018 supersix evo, was just wondering how you go on with the internal cable for the front mech and the rear derailleur that seem to enter ...
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Top speed for Cannondale Bad Boy

I have a 2015 Cannondale Bad Boy 3. I'm planning on making a trip tomorrow that goes across a very long, fairly steep road (It's almost completely straight). I've had the bike for about six months, ...
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Riding experience of 21-speed vs. a 7-speed?

I am 5 feet tall, age 63, weight about 110 pounds, and I ride mainly for exercise on paved greenway trails. I used to ride a lot and can go many road miles, say up to 20 miles, quite well on terrain ...
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Can anyone help me identify this bicycle frame?

I recently bought this frame from a gentleman who bought a closed bike shop and builds and sells bikes from his 10 or more sheds full of parts. He teaches his church youth kids to build them as a way ...
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10-speed shifters work with one wheelset but not with another

EDIT: Answer at the bottom Hi, all I have an issue with the shifting for my bike, a Giant TCR C1. It seems like the shifters for the Giant TCR work only with one 10s wheelset but not with another ...
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Where can I buy a Cannondale saddle or parts in general for that matter?

I am using a Cannondale Topstone Sora as a roadbike. https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bikes/road/gravel/topstone-alloy/topstone-sora/2019 Where can I buy parts that I know will work with this ...
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Effect of raising handlebars on a fat bike

I am currently demoing a 2019 Cannondale Fat Caad 2. Never owned a fat bike before. This bike is relatively light and they are on clearance right now at a local bike shop that I ride with and do ...
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Convert Cannondale Quick5 Hybrid to a road bike?

I have a Cannondale Quick5 Hybrid. I would like to convert this to a full road bike. What changes do I need to do? Is it possible?
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Advice for getting Campagnolo Zonda wheelset on a 2000 8 speed shimano rsx

So I have an old road bike and instead of coughing up cash for new one I've decided to just start upgrading parts now and slowly build a better custom bike, one piece at a time. My bike currently ...
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How to remove rechargable LED SI Urban integrated light strip from cannondale bad boy

I have the Cannondale Bad Boy and the LED lights are almost dead, I need to recharge it but can't figure out how to remove the lights from the handlebars to charge them. Here are the type of lights ...
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Cannondale SAVE frame technology in entry price [closed]

I'm wondering if the so called "SAVE" technology from Cannondale makes any difference in the enry-mid price such as Cannondale Trail 4? (they publicize as a micro-suspension technology). In concrete ...
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Cannondale six13 52cm Carbon top tube?

One for the Cannondale nuts: I've got a real soft spot for the Cannondale six13 and have been after one for ages. A 52cm has popped up for sale which would be ideal but I've noticed that it has a ...
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Why does my bike make too much sound if I am in the top 3 gears in the back and large gear in the front?

I have a Cannondale Synapse SE 105. Whenever I go downhill I tend to shift into combination of top (smallest ring) gears in back and large gear in front. My bike just makes so much amount of noise ...
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Wheels for CAAD 10 Disc

I have a CAAD 10 disc frame and want to find the right wheels to match. I've seen that the Maddux RD 2.0 rims come with many complete bikes for the CAAD 10 but can't find much information on them. ...
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Praxis Bottom Bracket Performance on BB30 Frame

I'm looking at upgrading the crank (stock FSA to Force 22) and getting a Praxis BB for my Cannondale CAAD10 BB30 frame. http://www.praxiscycles.com/product/conv-bb-sramgxp-isis-2/ It seems like ...
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What are the possible upgrades to a 95' Cannondale M900?

Everything is original except for saddle, tires and forks. I have a sentimental attachment to this bike but would like to bring it into the 21st century. I'm looking to make this a nice project bike ...
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Cannondale 24 Speed BIke

Anyone knows this bike? I only know this is 24 speed. Model name please? I know this picture is blurry, but this is the only pic.
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Can I use a 27.5 fork on a original 29er (2015 Cannondale Tramount 3)?

I have a Cannondale Tramount 3 e-bike that I would like to make better and lighter in every way I can for as little cost as possible, but with quality used or discounted parts. Can someone help me ...
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What size rotor does the Cannondale CAAD10 2015 have?

I have a Cannondale CAAD 10 disc frame and a pair of BB7s that are 160mm rotors. They do not fit because (I think) I need post mount spacers. What size rotor does the frame expect, and hence, what ...
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What model and year is this bike? [duplicate]

What model and year is this bike? Stickers/Decals say Cannondale but not 100% sure if it is. I have looked at catalogues of cannondale from 1997 to 2010 and can't see this bike. If anyone could help ...
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Sizing a hybrid bike

I'm 180cm tall, with a bicycle inseam of 81cm (without shoes) and a wingspan of 190cm. I'm looking at the Cannondale Bad Boy 1 2019 hybrid bike which you can see the geometry for here. Based on my ...
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Dura Ace 7700 rear derailleur will not fit into hanger

I am in the process of building up a Cannondale CAAD4 Saeco team frame using Dura Ace 7700 components from the same era of the frame. I am learning as I go along, so I apologize if these questions ...
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Stages FSA BB30 Power Meter on Cannondale SI BB30A Crankset

I have a Cannondale CAAD12. It has a Cannondale SI crankset. The frame's bottom bracket is BB30A. My question is, can I fit a Stages FSA BB30 Power Meter on the non drive side? My concerns: BB30A ...