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    bay boy from days of yore

    ok so i have seen some very nice bad boys on this site but given that i have recently re-discovered my love of off-road i figured i'd include my limited-budget attempt at showing what a bb from about 6 years ago is still capable of beyond the road ..... since i papped these [very well reviewed] forks on the bike has ridden more like a sofa than a bike, which to me is a testimony to the fact that it ain't just an 'mtb with a fancy paint-job'. but then again, some of you may call it sacriledge ...
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    haha nice one, at the end of the day the bad boy is just a mountain bike frame!
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    RIght here are a couple of up to date pics of it, the others I posted are almost 6 months old!!




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    Here's mine...

    Black reflective tape over the white lettering. Not really a Bad Boy. A donor Furio-X frame that was built up.
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    Heres my 2008 Bad Boy Rohloff. Admitedly it looks more like a caffine now than what it started out, but I love how clean it looks. Only fitted the lefty a few days ago after the headshok decided to pack up on me.







    I love it, and I think it is actually faster in an urban environment now than it was on 700c wheels. The Racing Ralphs roll very well, but give you the grip and confidence to really throw it through the lanes and alley ways in a way you simply cant on 700c x 28 tires!

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    Here is my Bad Boy. Bought it and immediately upgraded it. It is way more bike then I "need", but I love riding it. It is my all around bike that sees more use than any of my other bikes that I have.


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    BB white solo ultra
    Why cant I get one of these here??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctimrun

    Love it!

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    My BB Ultra and a question



    This is my BB Ultra 2009. I bought it a couple of months ago as a replacement for my 18 years old Cannondale Omega whose frame died on me while commuting to work...very sad on the one hand cause I truly loved that bike and had updated all the components many times, the frame was just too good to change ;-) On the bright side Cannondale honored their lifetime warranty and gave me an F5 frame for it (well, not great but more than I expected! Anyway, I sold it.) and I got to buy a Bad Boy! I am totally in love with the bike. With the 28inch wheels it's so much faster than the Omega (although that one had thin 26 inch slicks on it) and the geometry is ideal for squeezing through between double decker buses and refuse trucks in London rush hour traffic ;-) I replaced the original 32 cassette (absolutely no need for this here) with a 12-23 and the original seat post with a WTB TXC because I needed the extra 5cm (and the original seat post is a cheap piece of sh** to be honest ). Also stuck SPD pedals on it of course. For me it's the ideal urban bike and I might even get a set of 26 inch wheels and hit some trails in the countryside...

    By the way I've got a question that maybe somebody here can answer: I always thought the Bad Boy simply was a MTB frame with a special paint job and 28inch wheels squeezed into the fork. I now had a closer look at the F-series bikes on the Cannondale website and they are different. The rear dropouts have a different design, that's where the difference is most obvious. Can anyone clarify this? Are BB frames only used in BBs or does Cannondale also use them in other models? If they are specialist BB frames does that have any implications for their off-road use? Any information on this would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Very nice picture!

    The european Bad Boys have a bad boy specific frame as far as I know yes but they can be used off-road just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Very nice picture!
    Thanks! I am better at taking pictures these days than riding bikes...it used to be the other way around

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    The european Bad Boys have a bad boy specific frame as far as I know yes but they can be used off-road just fine.
    Thanks for that info. So do US BBs then come with the Caffeine-frame? Is the European BB frame made in USA? Seems a very strange marketing decision to have two different versions of the bike for US and Europe...

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    Well up to now, the european urban bike range was much more extensive in Europe than in the US so Cannondale put the energy developping urban bikes for the european market while the few urban bikes in the US were mostly just a little line with whatever they had already done. The reason for that is European were using bikes to commute and as transportation a lot while typically in North America, people use a bike to ride a bike but take their cars to commute. That means urban bikes sell well in Europe but don't in North America.

    These are generalisations of course and with the economy and the gaz prices climbing in North America, it is slowly changing. There are more bike paths, more people on bikes on a daily basis and some cities even have public bike systems now... We're still way behind cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen but, slowly it's getting better... and hopefully, less people will be fat!

    So for 2010, the Cannondale urban range is growing in North America, I think the Bad Boy specific frames will be used here too...

    If your frame is US made, there should be a sticker somewhere that says so, on the top tube near the stem or down the seastays maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Well up to now, the european urban bike range was much more extensive in Europe than in the US so Cannondale put the energy developping urban bikes for the european market while the few urban bikes in the US were mostly just a little line with whatever they had already done. The reason for that is European were using bikes to commute and as transportation a lot while typically in North America, people use a bike to ride a bike but take their cars to commute. That means urban bikes sell well in Europe but don't in North America.

    These are generalisations of course and with the economy and the gaz prices climbing in North America, it is slowly changing. There are more bike paths, more people on bikes on a daily basis and some cities even have public bike systems now... We're still way behind cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen but, slowly it's getting better... and hopefully, less people will be fat!

    So for 2010, the Cannondale urban range is growing in North America, I think the Bad Boy specific frames will be used here too... If your frame is US made, there should be a sticker somewhere that says so, on the top tube near the stem or down the seastays maybe?
    Thanks again. Yes, that all makes sense now...I have not seen a sticker on my bike...need to haver a closer look I guess. The F5 they gave me was made in Taiwan, it had a sticker on the bottom bracket...but no matter where it has been made, the BB frame looks very nice indeed

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    I cannot wait to see the European Badboys for 2010 considering the 2009 models were a downgrade from the excellent 2008 models.

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    wow... so many questions to ask! in what way are the 2009's a downgrade from the 2008s? would i be right in assuming, from the information on this thread, that a european bb frame (bb specific) would be lighter and more road-sorted geometry, where as an american bb is just a re-sprayed mtb frame? would a european bb 700 frame (originally spec'd with 700c wheels) still be ok for mtb?

    you see, i have the choice of getting a 2008 second hand, a 2009 at a very good price, or waiting till the 2010's to come out... choices choices...

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    Does Bad Ronald have any of the new Bad boy photos for the 2010?

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    Man, I love this post. Neat to see pics of Bad Boys across the pond.

    Here is a quick question that's sort of off topic. Anyone ride in Denmark? I may have to work there for 3 months this fall and was wondering if it would be cheaper to pack my bike or just buy a sweet euro model. I would love to find a solid lefty version that I could take back home with me to the states. What's better than a Bad Boy in my garage? Two Bad Boys in my garage of course

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    The bikes are much more expensive in Europe though.... And the rigid Lefty Bad Boy and Fatty Solo Bad Boy will be available in North America for 2010...

    I'd bring my bike, just fly with a company that won't charge you to transport your bike (Air France charged me $150CAD to bring my bike to France this summer, and another 150euros to bring it back, I'm not flying with them ever again) and pack it well.

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    How are you guys getting your Euro Bad Boys? I wanted a Rohloff BB and just gave up when it seemed like it was going to be a headache to order one from Europe.

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    My 2006 BBU at a rest stop in Thailand. My wife and I flew over there from the US and rode North-South across Thailand on our BBUs about a year and a half ago...


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    2007 Bad Boy Ultra

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    Quote Originally Posted by fumi
    Just bought the Bad Boy Ultra 2009. I live in Japan so it was a little difficult to get hold of. I'm not that familiar with gear set up though. What does the shifter on the left bar do? The guy tried to explain it me but my Japanese is not that good.





    Nice bike! Just bought the same bboy model. I see that the US and Japanese models are identical.

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    Here is my early 2007 BBU. I upgraded to XT shifters/etc right away. Nothing else special on it though. I love this bike and want to get a MT Bike wheelset for it, just trying to figure out what'd be best for mostly street/occasional trail riding.

    Any suggestions?



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    Hey all, first post here. I live in the US and was just about to purchase a BBU later this week. Would it be in my best interest to wait until the 2010 models come out? Anyone know when that would be?

    Thanks!

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    Basically stock except for the Cane Creek seat post. I also relaced the Sun rims with Revolutions and Hope hubs.
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