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    For those that were curious about the '08 F7

    Most of the threads that I've seen on the F7 are that no one knows that much about them. In my limited way I figured I would share mine (I'm a bit of a novice biker, as I just started back up after 20 years and this was a good bike for my wallet)

    Frame -CO2 Alloy
    Fork -RST Gila Pro T8, 100 mm
    Headset -Slim Stack A-Head
    Hubs -Formula OV31/32
    Spokes -Stainless Steel
    Tires -CST Caballero, 26 x 2.1
    Crankset -Shimano FC-M311
    Bottom Bracket -FSA TH-7420ST
    Chain -KMC 8-speed
    Front Derailleur -Shimano FD-M311
    Rear Derailleur -Shimano Alivio
    Shifters -Shimano ST-EF50
    Handlebars -ZOOM, 20 mm rise
    Stem -Cannondale XC3
    Brake Levers -Shimano ST-EF50
    Brakes -Tektro 836 V-Brake
    Pedals -Wellgo alloy platform
    Saddle -Cannondale XC
    Seat Post -Kalloy SP-359


























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    It looks ok to me, can you post a larger pic of the complete bike please?
    Thx

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    How's this?


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    Nice ride, man. Diggin' those colors and the "f7" decal.

    Looks like the welding is a little different on these. And a regular 1 1/8 headtube. Makes sense.

    Now you just need to get it dirty!

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    Very nice color! Enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipperyPete
    Nice ride, man. Diggin' those colors and the "f7" decal.

    Looks like the welding is a little different on these. And a regular 1 1/8 headtube. Makes sense.

    Now you just need to get it dirty!
    Gotten dirty already... Unfortunately now I've had 2 ingrown nails removed on weds and my feet are too tender for my shoes...hhe, gonna try sunday.. Overall I'm pretty happy with it. I did get the xtra large frame though. The large wasn't quite big enough for me (6'1 with 34" inseam)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Very nice color! Enjoy it!

    Thanx

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    It looks better than the regular Trek, Specialized, Giant, etc. as I expected. The 1 1/8 headtube makes sense as SP said but too bad this frames doesn't accept a Fatty or Lefty, is this the begining of the end?

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    Look, Cannondale decals .
    Last edited by az1jeff; 07-30-2007 at 09:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiar577
    is this the begining of the end?
    Yes... it is.

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    Well, you can get a 1-1/8th adapter to handle a lefty. Don't know how well it works though

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    Quote Originally Posted by az1jeff
    Look, Cannondale decals .
    Hey, that's unfair!

    It has Cannondale grips as well!


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    I tried to tell everyone- deaf eyes.

    Quote Originally Posted by SlipperyPete
    Looks like the welding is a little different on these. And a regular 1 1/8 headtube. Makes sense.
    Coming from a shop that sells these and have had them in stock for a while... Somewhere in that 'other' thread is a description, alas everyone was more concerned about China's Socio/politcal status. Despite the fact that there's a nice black and white sticker on the bottom of the frames saying 'Made in Taiwan'.

    Anyway, they're coming out in a range of really nice finishes- might take a few pics and post them for you all.

    NB: the F6 is the bike with the larger HT to accept Lefties (although spec'd with a RS Dart 3).

    But good buy- you're getting a nice light frame that you can build up on

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    Hey, for me it's a good bike for a novice. It's comfortable, drivetrain is smooth, and I can always get an adapter if I really wanna ride lefty (though I would go to a full suspension frame 1st)...

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    Nice TJ
    '06 Cannondale Rush 1000 4" travel 27lbs
    '04 Cannondale F600 SOBE -STOLEN!
    '96 Cannondale Uber-V 6" travel 30lbs

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    just got mine yesterday!!


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    The only thing I changed on mine was the pedals to a set of shimano clipless.

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    Looks like more of a legit bike than most low end offerings from the other guys. It doesnt have a short, high rise stem and fugly looks of some other cheapies.

    Funny how its spec'd with the same seat/grips/tires as my Rush 4, which runs about 6x as much as the F7...they really skimped on those parts for the Rush.

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    Not saving that much.

    2007 Cannondale F5 disc - $579 Made in the USA.
    2008 Cannondale F7 disc - $500 Made overseas.
    2008 Cannondale F7 rim brakes - $400 Made overseas.

    A $79 dollar savings for a bike spec'd closely, that is manufactured in the USA vs. one that is manufactured in China/Taiwan. Spend the extra $79(disc)/$179(rim). No preaching, itís simple math. $80 bucks and you can support America.

    jeff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az1jeff
    2007 Cannondale F5 disc - $579 Made in the USA.
    2008 Cannondale F7 disc - $500 Made overseas.
    2008 Cannondale F7 rim brakes - $400 Made overseas.

    A $79 dollar savings for a bike spec'd closely, that is manufactured in the USA vs. one that is manufactured in China/Taiwan. Spend the extra $79(disc)/$179(rim). No preaching, itís simple math. $80 bucks and you can support America.

    jeff.
    Guess you didn't notice the rest of the asian stuff attached to the f5/f6/f7/caffiene, every other bike made. To be honest, I would support American made products more if America still took pride in their products. Between major us manufacturers looking to cut corners and the unions raping the corps forcing them to cut even more corners in order to just keep up..well.. my opinion anyway. (And I live in the steel town of pittsburgh where unions put most of the steel mills outta business. )

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    focus

    Quote Originally Posted by rlith
    Guess you didn't notice the rest of the asian stuff attached to the f5/f6/f7/caffiene, )
    You guessed wrong. This thread pertains to Cannondale, the bicycle frame manufacture and where they are made. Cannondale. Not itís components. Get it?

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    Only the frame???

    Then why is Cannondale so keen on promoting its concept of System Integration; the total is more then the sum of its parts?

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    What's your point?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowan
    Then why is Cannondale so keen on promoting its concept of System Integration; the total is more then the sum of its parts?
    Your point isn't clear. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by az1jeff
    2007 Cannondale F5 disc - $579 Made in the USA.
    2008 Cannondale F7 disc - $500 Made overseas.
    2008 Cannondale F7 rim brakes - $400 Made overseas.

    A $79 dollar savings for a bike spec'd closely, that is manufactured in the USA vs. one that is manufactured in China/Taiwan. Spend the extra $79(disc)/$179(rim). No preaching, itís simple math. $80 bucks and you can support America.

    jeff.
    f4 thru f7 are all asian manufactured. The f4 gets bedford assembly because it is Headshok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad ronald
    f4 thru f7 are all asian manufactured. The f4 gets bedford assembly because it is Headshok.
    No, you're wrong. Here's the '07 F5, made in USA, no headshok:

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