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    Cannondale F1000 Caad 5 Frame Question

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    Re: Cannondale F1000 Caad 5 Frame Question

    nobody?

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    You need to post this in road bike review~!

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    Re: Cannondale F1000 Caad 5 Frame Question

    this is not a road bike frame, this is a cross country frame

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    Well, I have a CAAD 5 frame and it most definitely is a road frame. You may be thinking yours is a cross bike frame, which I don't believe it is. Anyway, you're better off posting in rbr.

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    Re: Cannondale F1000 Caad 5 Frame Question

    How do you come to that conclusion if the frame is from an f1000 wich is specifically a cross country bike model? there are caad 5 frames for mtb and for road bikes...

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    It is definitely a XC MTB frame, with SI head tube and disc mount.

    Not sure about the bend though, I never recall that being normal.

    OTOH, I don't know what else could cause that, other than maybe some bike repair stand hijinks….normally these frames would tend to crack at the upper weld if it were from a crash.

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    thank you!

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    Just looked at my small CAAD5 frame and it has no such bend.
    Looked at my medium Optimo frame and it has no such bend.
    Hopefully it is something the XL frames have normally! You may want to try looking in the "Post your F frame" thread and just having a look at any XLs that you see there.
    Good luck!

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    Re: Cannondale F1000 Caad 5 Frame Question

    ok thanks

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    That seat tube bend is no cause for concern...now if it was cracked or was bent on the seatstay, I'd immediately say trash it. Those pencil seatstays clearly was the CAAD5's Achilles Heel....yet, also it's greatest asset: creamy vertical compliance. I'm surprised those frames still exist. CAAD5 was the most desirable, sought-after CAAD mtb hardtail frame, due to it's apparent lightness, small bump compliance, perfect geometry, and killer paint jobs.

    Ride it for what it's worth and remember.....KEEP THOSE WHEELS PLANTED! That bike and taking flight, is incompatible. Designed solely for groomed, non-technical XC race courses remaining on terra firma...
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    Re: Cannondale F1000 Caad 5 Frame Question

    thank you so much for your reply
    i'm thinking about putting a rigid fork, maybe a surly, do you know what size ( corrected geometry) should i put in it?

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    I would highly recommend a Cannondale Ultra Fatty Headshok DLR80, simply because it locks-out very rigid. The fork is also one of the lightest 80mm models ever made, at 2.8lbs/1.7kg and compliments that frame, exactly as Cannondale intended.
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    Re: Cannondale F1000 Caad 5 Frame Question

    yes i can see your point, but here in Portugal those vintage parts are very expensive and very rare, so infortunately they are not an option for me.
    from what i've searched, and please correct me if i'm wrong, this frame (2002 year) came out with a 100 mm lefty, so i'd like to know if it could suit a 410 or 440 mm axle to crown corrected fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buchanan View Post
    yes i can see your point, but here in Portugal those vintage parts are very expensive and very rare, so infortunately they are not an option for me.
    from what i've searched, and please correct me if i'm wrong, this frame (2002 year) came out with a 100 mm lefty, so i'd like to know if it could suit a 410 or 440 mm axle to crown corrected fork.
    Yes, 440mm(110mm travel Lefty) is the maximum allowed for this frame.
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    Re: Cannondale F1000 Caad 5 Frame Question

    in your opinion should it handle better 410 or 440?
    im thinking about making it a single speed bike for commuting, im not being very original i recognize,but it is the use i'm going to give it, at least for now, maybe with 700 rims with mtb disc mount hubs

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    Use 410 fork with 26" wheels. Use the 440 for 700c disc wheels. Bike makes a great commuter...just be careful on the roads.
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