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    I didn't find a black cassette either but I plan to upgrade mine (CSM 96 black polish on a european BB Ultra Solo 2010) to a Shimano XTR CS-M970 (9 speed 11-32). A bit expensive, but it will increase the pleasure without being a supernova!


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    Ultra Solo tires

    Nice beast Gus68!
    What is the space between this SERFA VIDA tire and the fork valve? Is it a 700x32?

    I've mounted the Schwalbe CX pro (30-622) on my BB Ultra Solo and they fit perfectly inflated at 95 psi.

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    Karbo, the tires I put on it are 700c x 38, believe it or not. On the Solo fork there is no valve on the bottom, in fact, I don't see a valve at all. In any case, i have plenty of clearance. I was going to put on a 700c X 42 but it would have been too wide. I only had the original Schawlbe tires swapped out because I also want to ride this on bike paths that are typically limestone or even a little rougher. The slicks would have been a death sentence on anything but pavement for sure. I don't know that for a fact but they just looked fragile to me. I'm used to riding on big mountain bike tires though. I love my bad boy!

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    I have a'10 bad boy solo, I'm thinking of lightning it up a little with some new wheels. Any one any recommendations for a wheelset that would fit the rigid lefty fork? Thanks!

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    @rideonthestorm : maybe some Shimano XTR or some ZTR rims both 26"
    I assume they could fit your BB Solo.

    @Gus68 : thanks for the info dude. On my 2010 Ultra Solo, I got far less space. Fortunately the Schwalbe CX pro perfectly feed my needs. Enough clearance for a 38 or even higher is great for a wide tires selection. The CX pro behave greatly as I ride on many paths with gravel and small rocks, forest trails without mud, thin sand layers along the beach, and rough roads. They are grippy and fast enough. The Bad Boys Ultra are amazingly versatile!



    Do you know the weight of your crankset? I'm planing to change my Truvativ FireX (940 grams) for a Shimano XTR, but I'd like a dark and light piece of art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005BadBoyUltra
    Can anyone recommend a BLACK Cassette 11-23 (9-speed) that will work with my BBU?

    If I can't find a black cassette, I'm leaning toward the SRAM PG-970 11-23... Is anyone using this cassette?

    Thanks in Advance...
    I did that, but after a while I changed the cassette back to an 11-34. However, I have just changed the cassette to an 11-32 due to the chain being worn out.

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    This is my bike.




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    Some Very Sweeeeeeeeeeet Rides in this Thread.....

    Here's one more that isn't mine, but I wish it was:





    btw, anyone know where to find the rear view mirror in the last photo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005BadBoyUltra




    Some Very Sweeeeeeeeeeet Rides in this Post.....

    Here's one more that isn't mine, but I wish it was:





    btw, anyone know where to find the rear view mirror in the last photo?
    I'd like to know where the front and rear lights came from ?

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    The lights came from "Knog"

    http://www.knog.com.au/gear-lights/

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    You can buy the rear view mirror from Bike- Eye

    http://www.bike-eye.com/about.html

    or

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com and search for mirror ($20 + postage)

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    Thanks, Pulsarxxx!
    btw, your white wheel city version look is NICE.....
    =)

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    Thanks, they are "Speedcity" wheels by Mavic

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    Found it...
    Zefal SPY
    http://www.zefal.com/zefal/produit.php?key=472


    UPDATE:
    Well, got one in the mail...
    Laughed a little when I opened the box... it is small!
    but used it once or twice & it IS large enough to be useful... more so when mounted horizontal than vertical IMO...
    & I'm STILL finding more mounting locations after a good hour of trying it everywhere! =)
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    My 2009 Solo Single Speed.




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    Anyone know a good source for chainrings for my
    Truvativ Firex SL 22,32,44 Crank? Don't have to be Truvativ: Aftermarket Suggestions???

    I'm not ready to switch to a completely different crank unless absolutely necessary...
    I just switched to an Ultegra 11-21 Cassette & XTR 7701 Chain... so far I love the setup, but want some miles to decide what route I want to go with this bike... would like to last a bit longer on these chainrings, but they've put in about 5500 miles and a couple of little slips with this new chain on some very worn teeth is telling me I should replace, before putting the new chain & cassette at risk of premature wear

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    How to carry a U-Lock

    I'm trying to figure out the best way to carry a Kryptonite New York Lock on my new Bad Boy. I don't think there's enough room in the triangle with my cage and I am debating installing a Topeak RX Beamrack (carbon) along with a trunk bag. Does anyone else have a practical way to cary their U-Locks? The idea being I could keep a decent cable lock in my seat bag and then throw on the trunk bag containing my U-Lock for trips where I need to lock up the bike better. Then I'd have both with me. I'm not sure I'd like the look of the tube rack.



    http://www.topeak.com/products/Racks/RXBeamRackCarbon
    http://www.topeak.com/products/Bags/RXTrunkBagEX
    http://www.topeak.com/products/Tubular-Racks-MTX-Disc

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    Here's a picture without the camera flash


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    Here's another option, I'm considering, but I'm not sure if there's room in the triangle for it. Anyone use this on their BB?

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49967928...-frame-mounted
    http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.153199238.jpg

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    Can you put your lock inside your backpack? I would leave the frame nice and smooth.

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    I usually don't carry a backpack or bag with me when I ride. Most of my riding is for fun not commuting since I live 20 miles from work. I think the tube rack from topeak would let me keep my saddle bag on even with a topeak trunk bag attached; however, I like the clean look of the beamrack carbon set post rack. I don't think it would detract too much from the clean lines of the bike. Plus, with an alan wrench, I could remove it when I don't need it. It's just a little expensive. That leather harness looks nice, but I'd have to remove it to put the bike on my car's hitch rack. It's screws in so you'd have to pull out the screwdriver to bother with it. Plus it looks like it only holds mini u-locks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus68
    I usually don't carry a backpack or bag with me when I ride. Most of my riding is for fun not commuting since I live 20 miles from work. I think the tube rack from topeak would let me keep my saddle bag on even with a topeak trunk bag attached; however, I like the clean look of the beamrack carbon set post rack. I don't think it would detract too much from the clean lines of the bike. Plus, with an alan wrench, I could remove it when I don't need it. It's just a little expensive. That leather harness looks nice, but I'd have to remove it to put the bike on my car's hitch rack. It's screws in so you'd have to pull out the screwdriver to bother with it. Plus it looks like it only holds mini u-locks.
    I use the Topeak beam rack on my Bad Boy...it works well. I don't have any pictures of it in that configuration though.

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    Okay, I think it's time for me to set about securing one of these bikes. I've dreamed and oogled the pics on them long enough and I've decided I'm going for a BB Solo. if my modest stable can attest to I have a fondness for rigid bikes and wouldnt want them any other way thus I see myself without the need or want for the headshock.

    My hopefully simple question is what size BB would a fellow 6'3" fit best? I saw and earlier post regarding someone 6'1" going for a Large but think it best to survey the community of owners, some hopefully my height that can relate their experience, fit and thoughts.

    thanks much in advance.

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    Decided on a tube rack from Topeak

    OK, After much consideration I decided to go with a tube rack from Topeak and the MTX Trunkbag DXP which slides on the track and secures to the rack with a spring loaded hook. Not sure if it makes the bike look a little frumpy though. What do ya think?





    Also put some lights on...

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    Moozh, I'm 5'11'' with a 28 inch inseam. I have the BB with a large fame, it's a little close for me on the stand over height, I have maybe between 1 to 2 inches above the bar. However, all in all, i'm very comfortable on it. I can't recall if the LBS said a large is like a 17.5 to 18 frame. Don't quote me on that though.

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    Thanks Gus, as I mentioned I'm 6'3" and have a 34" inseam. It has been a few weeks but I passed by my LBS that carry cannondales and they did not have a BB in stock and were not certain when they would. I'm sure if I were to place an order it would hasten getting one in but as it goes I did not have one to test sit or ride.

    I tend to gauge my bike fits more by HTT length than by stand over but honesty dont know if this method best applies to the BB, it being a mtb frame I would think so but..

    I certainly dont want a frame thats too small but I dearly dont want one that is too big and stretches me out too much.

    In a road bike (I have a surly steamroller) I have a size 59 frame, my FS and HT mtb's are 19 and 20" frames. HTT length measures generally between 23-24" which has seemed quite perfect ergo-wise.

    If the L is a 17.5-18" frame that doesnt sound like my kind of fit, although when I look at the geometry chart, that HTT length does seem spot on at 60cm..hmm...

    Instead of me yakking on, any one out there my height? what do you ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moozh
    Okay, I think it's time for me to set about securing one of these bikes. I've dreamed and oogled the pics on them long enough and I've decided I'm going for a BB Solo. if my modest stable can attest to I have a fondness for rigid bikes and wouldnt want them any other way thus I see myself without the need or want for the headshock.

    My hopefully simple question is what size BB would a fellow 6'3" fit best? I saw and earlier post regarding someone 6'1" going for a Large but think it best to survey the community of owners, some hopefully my height that can relate their experience, fit and thoughts.

    thanks much in advance.
    I'm 6'1" and ride a Large 2010 BB Solo..fit is fine. I also have a 2011 58cm SuperX if that helps. I don't worry too much about stand over height as I don't buy bikes to stand over them too much.

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    Excuse my lack of knowledge here but how do you measure HTT length? Im not familiar with the terminology. Is this the head tube length, seat tube length,or something else entirely? Also isn't standover height still an important factor when fitting a bike?

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    I think I found the perfect high quality lock solution to mount on my bike. I didn't even know these existed and the 6500 model seems as tough as a kryptonite U-lock. Looks like this will mount neatly on the mounts on the bottom of my seat tube. Perfect solution. I'm ditching the bike rack and bag and returning it for a refund.

    http://www.lockitt.com/Bicycleproducts.htm#Bordo%206500

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus68
    Excuse my lack of knowledge here but how do you measure HTT length? Im not familiar with the terminology. Is this the head tube length, seat tube length,or something else entirely? Also isn't standover height still an important factor when fitting a bike?
    Sorry for the confusion Gus, the HTT is the Horizontal Top Tube length from the center of the head tube to the horizontal center of the seat tube. There is the 'actual head tube length' which one can measure if you physically follow the top tube lengthwise but essentially what I'm measuring for is the general reach from seat to bars, of course this can all be fine tuned with differing stem lengths and seat fore and aft movement but that HTT has been the best measure IMO to finding a bike that fits best.

    I used to totally go by the standover and honestly is was on my return to cycling after quite a hiatus where this 'new' method was introduced to me and with regards fitting my mountain bikes it has worked particularly well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadBoyNY
    I'm 6'1" and ride a Large 2010 BB Solo..fit is fine. I also have a 2011 58cm SuperX if that helps. I don't worry too much about stand over height as I don't buy bikes to stand over them too much.
    Thanks for that info also BBNY, thats really helpful, I think I'm going to get this sorted and ordered before this week. Hopefully I'll be posting pics of my new ride in a short while..

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    Just got my new lock - check it out!

    My Abus Bordo Granit Xplus 6500 lock arrived today!! I've mounted it on my bottom tube because on the seat post it was a little tight getting it in and out of the holster. I would have had to move my mini pump to the bottle cage. This appears to be a maximum strength lock and I love they way it folds up and stows away. As a result, I took off the rear rack which I got for the purpose of carrying a big u-lock or chain. I like the way this looks much better. It keeps the bike nice and clean. The lock is about 3.5 pounds including the holster. It's much lighter than I expected actually. Compare this to 5 to 8 pounds for a kryptonite lock or chain. It also came with velcro straps but they weren't long enough to work on my bottom tube although they would have been fine on the seat tube. I'm not sure if the holster will wear out quicker without the straps. Inside the holster has a metal strip to secure the bolts to the frame. Included was a lighted key and a regular key. I found this on Amazon for $121 which is expensive but it was on sale from $185. Abus gave it it's highest security rating of 15 on a 15 point scale so I'd say it's about as tough as a Kryptonite New York Lock or Chain and certainly more convenient to carry.






    If you are interested, here's the link on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Abus-Locks-650...5725564&sr=8-1
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    Hmm, curious. Well too snowy to get to the lbs to check for size, I had decided on a large but maybe I need to check. Iooking at the geometry chart at the c'dale website for the XL the effective HTT does seem to look about the same as my jabberwocky which fits kind of perfectly. .BB =62cm (24.4in) vs the jabber 24.5in

    The standover at 84.5cm (33.2in) does look like it'll just about ring the bean bag if you dig so that does seem taller than I'm used to but in fairness I do mostly have mountainbikes and although a mtb frame is a more road oriented bike?

    bah, I still dont get how to accurately gauge these things purely from the spec sheet, I need to sit on the darn thing...

    btw, what size seatpost does this bad boy take (apt pun?)? I'm pretty sure I'm gonna toss toss something else of there and didnt see info about the seatpost diameter? It's alum so 30.8? 31.6? Also, what size (length) is the stock stem?
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    After waiting for all new drivetrain parts to arrive, I was FINALLY back on the road this past weekend for several great rides... I was only down a little under two weeks, but it felt like Forever! I'm VERY happy with the drivetrain results... Fast & Smooth!
    Shimano Ultegra 11-21 Rear Cassette
    Shimano 7701 XTR/Dura-Ace Chain
    Shimano SLX M660 44-32-22 Crank
    Shimano SM-BB70 Bottom Bracket (included with crank)
    LOOK Keo2MAX Carbon Pedals

    Other Mods: Jagwire Ripcord Brake Cable Set, Specialized Armadillo Elite 700x23 tires, Kool Stop disc brake pads, Ergo cushioned handle bar grips, Zefal Black Bell, Sette quick-release seat post clamp, Zefal Spy Mirror, Home Depot $5 custom iPhone mount, padded handle bar extensions, Cateye Cordless 2 bike computer, 2 cages & bottles, expandable seat pack, two Cateye rear lights, Fenix AF02 tactical light mount, Aurora AK-P7-3 SSC P7-C 5-mode 2x18650 LED Flashlight with ASUCELL Protected 3000mAh 18650 batteries.....


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    swapping tires from 700c to 26

    Does anyone keep a second set of tires for their bike. I have disc brakes and I'm just wondering how difficult it is to swap out the 700c tires for a set of 26 inchers for more challenging trails. Also, what cassette did you use for the wheels? I haven't seen black cassettes anywhere. Show pictures if you got them.

    Thx.

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    swapping between 700c and 26" wheels is what the bad boy was orignally touted to be about so I suspect you should have any issues and it is likely the ideal way to go if you intend to take the bike on some trails. I dont know if the stock gearing is typical mtb tho, that is more road oriented so I suspect you will be giving your legs and lungs a workout on technical ups and obstacles..

    Hopefully someone else chan chime in on a cassette that would be a complement to the rear derailleur..

    Well, my order is in, I'm not certain about a delivery date but I'm looking forward to it..yet cant explain why I'm suddenly excited by the hooligan 3...

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    I'm running 11-34 and 36 at the front and XT wheels, works fine

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    Thanks Moozh, It would be nice to get a set of 26 wheels for my BB. I still have my original 1995ish Diamondback Wildwood which was some freekish cross between a comfort bike and a mountain bike. In otherwords, the top tube is completely horizontal and the seat is very comfy. It's got no suspension and big knobby tires. Probably weighs as much as a car. Still kinda fun though. Not too many technical trails in Illinois anyway. It was a year or two before they changed the style and made them look like city cruiser type bikes. I'd post a picture but you'd all laugh at it.

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    Ok sorry for all the pics, this is the last one for a while. Just wanted to post one without the noisy background. Snowed in with over 20 inches outside so I'm bored.

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    Hey Gus,

    Nice bike, what is the total weight now?

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    Not sure exactly, The upgrades where the tires, pedals, the seat bag, wireless computer, front and rear lights, mini-pump, and the folding lock which ways about 4.5 pounds. The LBS told me the original bike weighed about 20lbs so I'm guessing I'm maybe at 26lbs. That's assuming the 20 was correct. I'll have it weighed when it's in for it's first annual service.
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    Wow, just found this on another site, It's like Bad Boy's cousin from the armed forces.



    http://www.cyclelicio.us/2008/collab...aw-cannondale/
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    picked up a 2011 BBSH in XL this afternoon. looks like everyone else's. ordered some serfas vida's (following gus68). interesting that my components differ from the specs on the cannondale website. e.g. i have sram. hope to put in a few miles this week if the weather doesn't get crazy.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Your Bad Boy!-img_5329.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4mla1fn
    picked up a 2011 BBSH in XL this afternoon. looks like everyone else's. ordered some serfas vida's (following gus68). interesting that my components differ from the specs on the cannondale website. e.g. i have sram. hope to put in a few miles this week if the weather doesn't get crazy.
    Does that have the OPI fork on it ?

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    4mla1fn, are you sure it's not a 2010? I think the 2010 came with sram components and avid juicy brakes, etc. Mine did and if you look on cannondale's website under archive you can look up the 2010 specs. Does anyone know if the 2011's were still made in the USA. Not that it's a big deal at all IMO. Either way very sweet bike.
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    uh oh. the dealer said it was 2011; i specifically asked for the 2011. the tag and the receipt said 2011. i'll have to call c'dale and see if the serial# is a 2011. (i registered the bike on the c'dale website, put in the s# and specified 2011 BBSH. if the s# didn't match that selection, i'd would have expected it to throw an error saying "that s# doesn't match the model", but who knows.)

    badboyny: OPI = one-piece integrated? i don't know. how does one tell?
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    My BB Fixed in a CX -suit.

    Replaced the heavy wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadBoyNY
    Does that have the OPI fork on it ?
    wah. c'dale confirmed my bike is a 2010. i'm hoping the LBS will be cool and take it back and get me the 2011 i requested.

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    Just out of curiosity, what is it about the 2011 over the 2010 you prefer? I think the 2011 was actually less expensive which I assumed was because of a different level of components. SRAM vs Shimano, etc.

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    good question gus68. my only rationale for wanting a 2011 is "hey, it's 2011. why not buy the latest model?". that said, the 2011 does appear to have some changes which i'm not knowledgeable enough to claim with any authority makes it universally better:

    - an OPI fork (as badboyny pointed out), which i think basically means it's lighter (if it's the same tech as in their lefty headshoks) but info on the fork is hard to find;

    - internal cable routing (if the pic on the website is accurate). one niggle i noticed as soon as i put the 2010 on my hitch rack (thule 914xt) to take it home was that the exposed front derailleur cable at the back of the seat tube could be "tied up" when using the anti-sway cage which secures around the seat tube. the 2011 doesn't have this "problem" (at least there's no cable on the back of the seat tube in the picture as there is on the 2010) which i assume it due to the internal routing for that cable.

    - different components but i don't know which is better or if it even matters for my kind of riding: workouts on paved and sometimes dirt trails, leisurely rides with the kids, commuting/errands.

    c'dale said the 2011's won't be in stock until march. i can wait. it's been too cold to ride this winter anyway.

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    What price are you getting the 2011 at? I was able to get a $100 discount on the 2010 but it was still $1,499 plus the upgrades of course. I do like the internal cable routing on the 2011 and I have to assume the Shimano components on the 2011 are a little better than the Sram on the 2010, which happens to be a carryover from prior years as well. Interesting though that the price of the 2011 is still less by about $100 than the 2010. Newer bike, less expensive sounds like a nice deal. I'll ask again, does anyone know if the 2011 models are still made in the US or are they now made overseas, maybe that's the part of the price difference too. Just curious.

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    i'm assuming i can get it for c'dale's msrp: $1389, which happens to be what i just paid for the 2010 BBSH; yet another reason i thought i'd purchased a 2011. i'll ask c'dale if the 2011 is US made. i had several email exchanges with them yesterday concerning my bike. (as an aside, i was impressed by their responsiveness.) i don't think they'll mind one more question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus68
    ...anyone know if the 2011 models are still made in the US or are they now made overseas....
    from c'dale customer service: "Our 2011 Bad Boy series is manufactured and assembled offshore; Asia."

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    Smile Another Bad Boy rider joins...

    Hi everybody, enjoying this thread, finally got something to post..

    After visiting several shops in the area and checking out Trek, Specialized, Giant, and Cannondale I still wasn't totally sold, as the Quick CX was the closest thing to what I was looking for and none of the shops had a BB in stock to look over so I bit the bullet and got one from ebay. This one isn't a stock off the shelf bike, so I am thinking I got a decent deal, nothing to go bananas over but at least I got one to ride! Maybe some of the parts are better than stock, maybe others aren't but I'm not complaining.

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    Cannondale Bad Boy, size XL, the frame is a new 2007 USA received from Cannondale, The fork is gloss black but still looks great even though the frame is matte black. Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano SLX shifters, Shimano SLX front and rear derailleurs, handbuilt Mavic A317 disc rims with SRAM hubs and DT Swiss Champion spokes, Specialized All-Condition 700 x 28c tires, SRAM 11-32 9-speed cassette, SRAM 9-speed chain, Ergon GC2 egronomic grips with intergrated bar ends, Cannondale stem, Cane Creek internal headset, Selle San Marco Ponza saddle. Truvativ Hussefelt crank 22/32/44 with 175mm arms. The seat post is a Truvativ XR 27.2 x 350mm.
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    4mla1fn, I would only be concerned about the 1st year switching production to anywhere, I would hope you aren't going to have any quality problems. I'm not saying that Asian made bikes are bad at all because they aren't. I'm just saying that the first year of shifting production to anywhere is disruptive and often quality suffers. I really love cannondales, I hope they continue to be high quality. I'll miss the "hand made in the usa" stickers though, that was always kind of cool.

    DougGuy, nice bike but I would recommend you buy a proper front fork for that BB.

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    Thx Gus, how would carbon work on there? I need about 5 more inches in height at the bars and to move the grips back toward the seat some so a taller steer tube might be in order. What fork would you suggest?

    The older cr-mo Fuji I have is set up very nicely for an upright ride and I took measurements from that as far as the height off the road, distance from the bars to the seat, seat to the center of the crank, etc. It was a smaller 18" frame and after enough extensions and seat posts and riser bars I finally figured out what I am comfortable with and don't want to dupe that so I got the XL version of the BB. So far it is a very nice ride and I am happy with it.

    In reading the Clydesdale thread as to the suggestions/options for raising the bars I see a longer steerer tube is one recommendation, riser bars only get you about 2 1/2 to 3 inches, and I saw a whole family of various swivel/adjustable stems and other trick means of doing this all made by Satori with some others made by Ritchey, Dimension, Uno and Delta. I think there is enough cable length to reach as long as I am going up and also back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus68
    4mla1fn, I would only be concerned about the 1st year switching production to anywhere, I would hope you aren't going to have any quality problems....I'll miss the "hand made in the usa" stickers though, that was always kind of cool.
    yep, i understand what you mean. i'll hope for no issues. c'dale has good service so i'm optimistic if anything does crop up. and we definitely agree re the coolness of the "handmade..." sticker. later this year, i may replace my 1989 c'dale sr400 roadbike (the old 3.0 frame) so i'll have another shot at the sticker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideronthestorm
    I have a'10 bad boy solo, I'm thinking of lightning it up a little with some new wheels. Any one any recommendations for a wheelset that would fit the rigid lefty fork? Thanks!
    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougGuy
    Thx Gus, how would carbon work on there? I need about 5 more inches in height at the bars and to move the grips back toward the seat some so a taller steer tube might be in order. What fork would you suggest?

    The older cr-mo Fuji I have is set up very nicely for an upright ride and I took measurements from that as far as the height off the road, distance from the bars to the seat, seat to the center of the crank, etc. It was a smaller 18" frame and after enough extensions and seat posts and riser bars I finally figured out what I am comfortable with and don't want to dupe that so I got the XL version of the BB. So far it is a very nice ride and I am happy with it.

    In reading the Clydesdale thread as to the suggestions/options for raising the bars I see a longer steerer tube is one recommendation, riser bars only get you about 2 1/2 to 3 inches, and I saw a whole family of various swivel/adjustable stems and other trick means of doing this all made by Satori with some others made by Ritchey, Dimension, Uno and Delta. I think there is enough cable length to reach as long as I am going up and also back.
    It might be a bit over the top from what you might be looking for but there are always trials stems (www.trialspad.com and www.webcyclery.com just to name a few) that do a super job at giving you that added raised bar height for maximum comfort..

    I saw the pic you posted in another thread that you are using the Delta steerer extension, so it looks like that has you sorted out but just in case you want other options to consider..

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    08' BadBoy Ultra

    Here is mine. Got it last year thinking it was a way for me to ride more by doing a commute but it has not happened. Bike is all stock with the exception of some XO grip shifters. Still a cool kick-azz looking bike. I might have to sell it, I feel bad about it just sitting there. We will see what spring holds.

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    Well 'eman2' I hope you do get a chance to stretch her legs some.

    I'm actually STILL waiting form mine to show up. What is it with Cannondale and how long it takes to order a bike anyhow?

    Does anyone out there have a 2011 BB yet?

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    dealer said mine would be in the first shipment; due march. hopefully sooner than later.

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    picked up a 2010 badboy this evening.........last years model meant £399 - bargain. i wanted something basic, no suspension, no discs, just a bike for riding local tracks and for cardio work.

    looking forward to putting miles on it!



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    Is it EVER Finished??? Some eBay searching scored me some new parts fueled by photos on here... including the Ergon GC3-L & Avid G2 Clean Sweep Rotors...

    2005 Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra...

    Shimano Ultegra 11-21 Rear Cassette
    Shimano 7701 XTR/Dura-Ace Chain
    Shimano SLX M660 44-32-22 Crank
    Shimano SM-BB70 Bottom Bracket (included with crank)
    LOOK Keo2MAX Carbon Pedals
    Jagwire Ripcord Brake CIY Cable Set
    Jagwire Ripcord Derailleur DIY Cable Set
    Specialized Armadillo Elite 700x23 tires
    Kool Stop disc brake pads
    Ergon GC3-L handle bar grips
    Zefal Black Bell
    Sette quick-release seat post clamp
    Zefal Spy Mirror
    Cateye V3 Triple Wireless 2.4 GHz bike computer
    Crankskins.com Solid Black Skins
    2 black cages & bottles
    LARGE expandable seat pack
    Portland Design Works "Danger Zone" Taillight
    Fenix AF02 tactical light mount
    Yezl M6 CREE XM-L LED 5-mode tactical light
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    Would like some suggestions on an Off-Road set-up...
    Fattest Rear Tire that fits?
    I'm assuming 26" wheel set-up... is this correct?
    DURABLE inexpensive off-road wheelset? (I won't be using off-road all that often)
    Thanks in Advance! =)

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    2011 bad boy headshock solo disk, XL

    well, i got a genuine 2011! (a couple posts back i wrote about being sold a 2010 as a 2011 only to discover the difference when i got it home). she's a beaut. just brought her home 30minutes ago so she's still stock. planned mods are some shimano PD-A530 SPD pedals. i'll add an adapter to attach my forerunner 305. i bought her at REI for $1329. (as a member, i get ~10% annual refund so under $1200 in the end).
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    Good job!

    Amazing beast 4mla1fn!!!
    This new 2k11 solo fork is really sexy and fits the new BB frame perfectly. In fact, I bought my BB ultra solo 2k10 flavour just because the 2k11 wasn't available…

    Thanks for the shots, it's a hell of a bike you own!

    (front and rear derailleurs are both Shimano SLX?)
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    @2005BadBoyUltra

    Nice upgrades. The Ergons are great for long trips!

    If you plan to go off-road, I'd recommand some Schwalbe CX pro (700x30c). I own a pair on my BB ultra solo 700 and they do a nice job on thin sand, rocky paths, asphalt and dry rough paths.
    At least they keep the speed for cyclo cross rides.

    For a wilder ride, you should go for a pair of 26" wheel set with corresponding tires.

    Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarboKreel
    Amazing beast 4mla1fn!!!
    thanks. i can't stop looking at it.

    Quote Originally Posted by KarboKreel
    (front and rear derailleurs are both Shimano SLX?)
    the rear is SLX, the front is deore.

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    Thank for the comments & wheel suggestion, KarboKreel... It's been a great bike for many years... gone through several road bikes since 2005, but have no intention of selling my BBU... =)

    ALTHOUGH... 4mla1fn, those photos are DEFINITELY tempting me!!! SWEEEEEEEEEET Bike!!! Unless you are set on the Shimano SPD pedals, I would highly suggest looking at the LOOK Keo2 MAX Carbon Pedal... (all black)... I picked mine up on eBay for just under $150 SHIPPED (brand new in retail packaging) and couldn't be happier... Sweet look (no pun), FULLY adjustable, Ultra light, work perfectly, & did I mention they look Unbelievably Cool? I can't believe Cannondale is still using the Octopus Pedal... those came on mine in 2005! That is a true love-or-hate pedal... I didn't mind them & actually used them for about a two years before swapping them out... Congrats, that is an Awesome Ride!

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    Wow... anyone collecting Bad Boys? Ends today... Damn, I'd like to pick up one of these.....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=230594802624



    http://www.g-star.com/en/crossovers/...dale-raw-bike/

    UPDATE:
    SOLD for $2,400... Obviously I don't want one THAT badly.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4mla1fn
    thanks. i can't stop looking at it.


    the rear is SLX, the front is deore.
    Dude, the bike is a beaut! Hopefully mine will be on the scene shortly I'm looking forward to it. The weather was great today, supposed to be even better tomorrow so maybe there is a whiff of the arrival of spring in the air finally.

    Soooo, about that headshok, I dont see any where to attach a pump, does this mean its sealed and never needs to be fiddled with? That'll be awesome if it does,

    There are details in your pics that I would have appreciated if the folks at cannondale would have put on the site to show the bike off more. Maybe they know with the history of the bike that it sells well so are saving any extra efforts to show it off more, I had no idea that was the look of the new fork, and the one-piece stem and handlebars...all gorgeous!! I'm assuming this is only on the headshok model and not the other 'solo rigid' model?

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    I have the 2010 and my headshock, as far as I can tell, also has no pump attachment either. I'm not sure what model year discontinued the need for a pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moozh
    Dude, the bike is a beaut! Hopefully mine will be on the scene shortly I'm looking forward to it.
    hope so for you also. i had mine on order with the dealer since back in february. 5 weeks later, they still hadn't received it. i happened to check REI up the road and they had it. my dealer was pretty pissed that cannondale would provide bikes to places like REI *before* the dealer. they're not supposed to. moral of the story: if there's an REI nearby, check to see if they have it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Moozh
    Soooo, about that headshok, I dont see any where to attach a pump, does this mean its sealed and never needs to be fiddled with? That'll be awesome if it does.
    nope, no pump or regular maintainance as far as i know or was told.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moozh
    There are details in your pics that I would have appreciated if the folks at cannondale would have put on the site to show the bike off more. Maybe they know with the history of the bike that it sells well so are saving any extra efforts to show it off more, I had no idea that was the look of the new fork, and the one-piece stem and handlebars...all gorgeous!! I'm assuming this is only on the headshok model and not the other 'solo rigid' model?
    yeah, you're exactly right re unadvertised changes from previous models. lots of little tweaks that i like, many of which i didn't initially realize would be there; e.g. internal routing of derailleur cables, the included ICS tail light, the OPI headshok, one-piece stem/handlebar (per the website specs, only the headshok gets this). the solo also doesn't *appear* to have the "blade" look of the solo headshok, but i may be wrong. (it's hard to see such details with their ridiculous new black-on-black website redesign.) for a white background, compare these too and look at the width of the fork:

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    http://cdn.cannondale.com/catalog/pr...1bs1_bbq_5.png

    i had a squeak in my front wheel on my first ride on tuesday. i did another ride yesterday and the squeak was relentless. i took it in to REI last night; 15 minutes later, their mechanic returned the bike. i took it for a quick test ride and it's good so far. will be doing quite a bit of riding this weekend, so hoping for the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4mla1fn
    well, i got a genuine 2011! (a couple posts back i wrote about being sold a 2010 as a 2011 only to discover the difference when i got it home). she's a beaut. just brought her home 30minutes ago so she's still stock. planned mods are some shimano PD-A530 SPD pedals. i'll add an adapter to attach my forerunner 305. i bought her at REI for $1329. (as a member, i get ~10% annual refund so under $1200 in the end).
    Thats the OPI fork, i didn't think the other bike had it but i couldn't tell from the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarboKreel
    @2005BadBoyUltra

    Nice upgrades. The Ergons are great for long trips!

    If you plan to go off-road, I'd recommand some Schwalbe CX pro (700x30c). I own a pair on my BB ultra solo 700 and they do a nice job on thin sand, rocky paths, asphalt and dry rough paths.
    At least they keep the speed for cyclo cross rides.

    For a wilder ride, you should go for a pair of 26" wheel set with corresponding tires.

    Have fun!
    I have Schwalbe Marathons on mine ,they also work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4mla1fn
    hope so for you also. i had mine on order with the dealer since back in february. 5 weeks later, they still hadn't received it. i happened to check REI up the road and they had it. my dealer was pretty pissed that cannondale would provide bikes to places like REI *before* the dealer. they're not supposed to. moral of the story: if there's an REI nearby, check to see if they have it.




    nope, no pump or regular maintainance as far as i know or was told.


    yeah, you're exactly right re unadvertised changes from previous models. lots of little tweaks that i like, many of which i didn't initially realize would be there; e.g. internal routing of derailleur cables, the included ICS tail light, the OPI headshok, one-piece stem/handlebar (per the website specs, only the headshok gets this). the solo also doesn't *appear* to have the "blade" look of the solo headshok, but i may be wrong. (it's hard to see such details with their ridiculous new black-on-black website redesign.) for a white background, compare these too and look at the width of the fork:

    http://cdn.cannondale.com/catalog/pr...1bs4_bbq_5.png

    http://cdn.cannondale.com/catalog/pr...1bs1_bbq_5.png

    i had a squeak in my front wheel on my first ride on tuesday. i did another ride yesterday and the squeak was relentless. i took it in to REI last night; 15 minutes later, their mechanic returned the bike. i took it for a quick test ride and it's good so far. will be doing quite a bit of riding this weekend, so hoping for the best.
    The one piece stem is designed to eventually have an integrated headlight in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadBoyNY
    The one piece stem is designed to eventually have an integrated headlight in it.
    really!? that will be cool. i wondered why there was that removable cover given that a sticker or stamping of the brand name would suffice/be cheaper. i'll hold off buying a headlight. any idea when it will be available?

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    pedals

    Hey 4mla1fn if/when you swap out the pedals on that new schweeeeeet lookin '11 BB, I'd like the ones that came on it ifn you are of a mind to part with them?

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    Interesting how radically different the tubes are on the 2011. They're so angular almost like a stealth fighter. I wonder if that's funtional as well in terms of making the frame a little stronger or if it's just for show. It's stunning in any event. Pictures just don't do these bikes justice as they are even more incredible in person. Enjoy your bike!

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    A few more pics of my 2010




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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus68
    Interesting how radically different the tubes are on the 2011. They're so angular almost like a stealth fighter. I wonder if that's funtional as well in terms of making the frame a little stronger or if it's just for show. It's stunning in any event. Pictures just don't do these bikes justice as they are even more incredible in person. Enjoy your bike!
    You are so right, my nephew just started calling it "the borg" it's hydroformed tubing and the angular look of the bladed fork along with that matte black definitely has that "stealth" feel to it...

    Mine finally arrived, my mods are very modest, for now just pedals (xpedo curves), grips (oury lockons) and added a bell.dunno if the bell is staying tho, it's kinda out there and shiny. I have a small black mirribell about but cant find it at the present. Otherwise just knogg lights fore and aft to make certain I am seen, the cool light attached to the seat might not be enough, I dunno.

    Going to try the seat to see if it works well, so far so good, but if not I have my trusty WTB Silverado chomping at the bit. Although I have to say I was surprised to find a fizik there. All these small details that they left out of the marketing and promotion, jeez it's like they dont care if they sell the bikes or not..(or is it because they know it'll sell anyhow).

    Ridden twice and feels awesome, perfect for the role it is to fill I think.






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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005BadBoyUltra
    Is it EVER Finished???
    Hah I think the industry has figured that out by now so they keep up the offerings of neat stuff, recycling old stuff/ideas with new materials and finishes etc.. And there is the never ending stream of clever new ideas so no, it can never really be "finished."

    Quote Originally Posted by Moozh
    You are so right, my nephew just started calling it "the borg" it's hydroformed tubing and the angular look of the bladed fork along with that matte black definitely has that "stealth" feel to it...
    GF promptly nicknamed mine the "Stealth Elk" after the apes got fitted. I kept wanting to raise my forearms and after trying a few different stems and bars I gave up and tossed a set of apes on it. Left the cables a little long because I'm not totally sold on the bend in the middle of these and might find some straight ones later. Y'all can laugh if you want, but the ride is ultra comfortable now. That USE suspension post is a great gadget, and now that there is more weight distributed back there on the seat, it's a very noticeable and appreciated addition. The bars are cr-mo and you can certainly feel the flex in them, which also means quite a lot of dampening.

    I stuck with the factory matte finish and did the fenders and all the brackets and stuff to match, and yes c'dale maniac, I thought about your comment while I painted right over the Specialized kickstand.. Got any "C" headtube badges laying around?
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    lol..I dont know what to make of it..Blasphemy or creative looking parade bike... either way, the only thing I see its missing is a set o-theez..

    only in steath black...of course..

    A harley man rather than a ninja fan perhaps?

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    On second after-shock reaction...damned if'n I aint thinking it's kinda cool in a beer goggle sorta way.. Any pics with pilot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moozh

    only in steath black...of course..

    Any pics with pilot?
    Hey I need a front mudflap! Ya reckon they make that black one in chromoplastic?

    The girlfriend rides a c'dale and we are planning either virginia creeper or new river trail real soon, outta be some nice pics coming.. Somebody said they were going to put the rails back on the new river trail I sure hope not.

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    '11 BBHS squeaky front hub

    Quote Originally Posted by Moozh
    Mine finally arrived...
    congrats. keep an ear out for the front hub. i got my '11 BBHS last monday night. on a short 3mi spin on tuesday, it developed a squeak at any speed. did a longer ride on thursday and the squeak was worse/louder. took it back to rei that night and the mechanic did some work on it and it was fine on my mile-or-so test ride. on saturday, the squeaking returned within the first 1.5miles. will try to take it back in to rei tomorrow morning. if they cant get it sorted, i'll return it and order another. i sure hope this problem is isolated to me.

    UPDATE: doh! i just found that this isn't an uncommon problem:

    Lefty Axle and Hub Bolt Problem - Any Ideas?)

    cannondale solo manual here:

    http://cdn.cannondale.com/Manuals/20..._languages.pdf

    will give the solutions a shot in the morning.
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    Thanks for the heads up '4mla1fn' and great find on the fix...

    So far mine is totally squeak free but I'll be sure to keep an eye and ear on things.

    Anyone noticed on REI at present they have a one time 'Save 20% off on one full price item' for members? Brings the price of this bike down to about $1070 before tax...hurry and get her if you are thinking about it. Deals over April 10th..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moozh
    ...REI at present they have a one time 'Save 20% off on one full price item' for members?...
    having just joined, i got a 15% off email but it didn't apply to bikes; only to REI and novara products. hopefully this 20% off deal applies to bikes as i'm about to purchase a quick 4 for my daughter. thanks for the heads-up.

    UPDATE: i was in REI tonight. the 20% doesn't include bikes, but i got some nice novara riding shorts for 20% off.
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    "All these small details that they left out of the marketing and promotion, jeez it's like they dont care if they sell the bikes or not..(or is it because they know it'll sell anyhow)."

    4mla - Totally agree. When I first see the black on black photo on Cdale's website, I thought you have to be kidding me. Of the three 2011 models of Bad Boy your's has a different frame than the other two. I was excited to see the extra clearance on your DL50 lefty and thought this Bad Boy could use the stock tires/rims and 29" instead of all the previous Bad Boy models that would accept 26". After seeing your great photos, I now know this isn't the case. Seems like a Bad Boy that can go from the 700c (28") to 29" tires would be a logical move.

    If any of that made sense to you. Anyway, nice bike. Should make for a great Spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4mla1fn
    having just joined, i got a 15% off email but it didn't apply to bikes; only to REI and novara products. hopefully this 20% off deal applies to bikes as i'm about to purchase a quick 4 for my daughter. thanks for the heads-up.

    UPDATE: i was in REI tonight. the 20% doesn't include bikes, but i got some nice novara riding shorts for 20% off.
    Aww, I got an REI "thing" in the mail over the weekend and I've just now taken the time to read the small print. So far as bicycles are concerned it only applies to Novara bicycles only...that sucks..Boo!!

    Anyhow, my first small issue, I have excessive lever pull on my Shimano brakes (m505 levers on m445 calipers aparently..). I can almost bring the rear brake lever to the bar, it was a tad long but sorta okay at first but after my latest ride it plainly shouldnt get that far back.

    These are shimano's lowest end hydro brakes and I did have a plan to upgrade them when the time was appropriate but this is simply something that should get sorted. I'll wait for my 30-day tune-up (I thought I could bypass that as I tend to work on my own bikes...but I have no bleed kit for this setup or mineral oil) and get her back to the LBS and have them bleed the system and try again. Fingers crossed they have the simple bleeding kit so that there will be no excessive waiting about.

    Chain skipping on somewhat infrequent occasion when pedaling hard on the small rear cog. I'll fiddle with the derailleur over the weekend and see what I can figure.

    Still vibeing with the stock seat, its not as good as the WTB Silverado but it might jus be okay enough for me not to employ the hex keys for now.

    Otherwise, enjoying it a lot.

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    fwiw...naked weight of my stock 2011 bbhs xl: 26.3 lbs

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    [QUOTE=2005BadBoyUltra]Is it EVER Finished??? Some eBay searching scored me some new parts fueled by photos on here... including the Ergon GC3-L & Avid G2 Clean Sweep Rotors...

    2005 Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra...

    Shimano Ultegra 11-21 Rear Cassette
    Shimano 7701 XTR/Dura-Ace Chain
    Shimano SLX M660 44-32-22 Crank
    Shimano SM-BB70 Bottom Bracket (included with crank)
    LOOK Keo2MAX Carbon Pedals
    Jagwire Ripcord Brake CIY Cable Set
    Jagwire Ripcord Derailleur DIY Cable Set
    Specialized Armadillo Elite 700x23 tires
    Kool Stop disc brake pads
    Ergon GC3-L handle bar grips
    Zefal Black Bell
    Sette quick-release seat post clamp
    Zefal Spy Mirror
    Cateye V3 Triple Wireless 2.4 GHz bike computer
    Crankskins.com Solid Black Skins
    2 black cages & bottles
    LARGE expandable seat pack
    Portland Design Works "Danger Zone" Taillight
    Fenix AF02 tactical light mount
    Yezl M6 CREE XM-L LED 5-mode tactical light
    ASUCELL Protected 3000mAh 18650 batteries
    Avid G2 Clean Sweep Disc Brake Rotors









    UPDATE:



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    It was a concern of mine how well the shifting pattern of the derailleur would work with two different wheel/cassette setups... especially since I use an 11-21 on my road set (love it!) & had NO intention of using anything close to this for my off-road setup... well, I finally bought the off-road setup and have gone on a few rides... I can tell you that the set up below works flawlessly... It should also be known that my off-road setup can be had for *Cheap* with a little searching on eBay... Hope it Helps! =)

    ROAD Setup:
    Hubs: Cannondale Fire Disc (BBU stock USA wheel 2005)
    Rims: Mavic CXP22 32-hole 700C (BBU stock USA wheel 2005)
    Spokes: DT Champion (BBU stock USA wheel 2005)
    Tires: Specialized Armadillo All Condition Elite 700x23 (no matter, but...)
    Brake Rotors: Avid G2 Clean Sweep
    Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11-21 9-Speed
    Pedals: LOOK Keo2 Max Carbon Black

    OFF-ROAD Setup:
    Hubs: SRAM MTH-406 Disc
    Rims: Alex Rims DP20 26" 32-hole
    Spokes: DT Swiss 2.0
    Tires: Kenda Krusher 26x2.1 (Tube setup with SmartTube Slime Lites)
    Brake Rotors: Avid stock 2005 BBU Rotors (not sure of model name)
    Cassette: Shimano CS-HG50 11-32 9-Speed
    Pedals: Wellgo WAM-D10 Magnesium Clipless/Platform Black (not shown)

    Crank: 2011 Shimano SLX M660 44-32-22 9-Speed
    Chain: Shimano 7701 XTR/Dura-Ace Chain 9-Speed

    I setup & tuned this bike with road wheel setup because I use this setup MUCH more often... after mounting the off-road set, NO adjustments needed whatsoever... PERFECT, clean, smooth, shifts through all gears with any front chain ring... I've grown just a bit spoiled by the SILK shifting of the Ultegra, so a more expensive option may include an Ultegra off-road cassette as well, but I highly doubt I would notice the small noise difference while tumbling over rock & dirt trails...

    I also didn't want to adjust the brakes when changing wheelsets, which worked out perfectly because I tuned the brakes to the much newer Avid G2 Clean Sweep Rotors... for road setup, I like IMMEDIATE response... using the older rotors on the off-road setup provides just enough brake lever play for off-roading with NO adjustment needed at wheel swap...

    There is DEFINITELY more room for a wider tire setup... the Kenda 26x2.1 with big knobs don't even come close to rubbing in the front or back... I would like to get a beach cruiser white wall or all-white tire in as BIG as possible (Surly Pugsley look)... Is anyone running 26x2.5 or larger? Does anyone know whether a 26x3 would fit??? ;-)

    Hope this Helps... Bad Boys were designed for this! =)
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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Ride, DougGuy.... ;-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4mla1fn
    really!? that will be cool. i wondered why there was that removable cover given that a sticker or stamping of the brand name would suffice/be cheaper. i'll hold off buying a headlight. any idea when it will be available?
    Don't know the timing on that but watch out for the 2012 launches in June /July , that would probably be when they would announce it or make it available.
    2011 Super X RED, 2010 CAAD 9 5, 2010 Bad Boy Solo, 2009 Rize 3 , 2010 Charge Duster, Specialized Sirrus , Marin Quake 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005BadBoyUltra
    OFF-ROAD Wheels:...
    this conversion piqued my interest. i've been wondering what the options are for getting a set of 26" wheels for my 2011 BB solo. what have others done? what wheel set? what width tire could i run with the solo fork? thanks.
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    I really like the looks of the 26" wheels i added. Next is new handlebars and grips.






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    looks good! did you reuse your stock wheels or did you get another wheel set

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    I purchased a used set of wheels removed from a Rush on eBay for $140. I am very happy how they look and ride.

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    I went back & forth with sticking to the ALL black theme for both road & off-road setups... In the end, I finally decided I needed a little bit of change for the off-road... But this all black off-road set-up looks Awesome! I may end up putting a set of Geax Tattoo 26x2.3 ALL White tires on the white rims & getting another set of black wheels for off-road set-up... At least this is a healthy addiction...

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