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    I am just about convinced to buy a single speed casseroll after looking at all the pics and reading the comments. I was originally thinking about a cyclocross bike for winter / dirt road riding. I have a Dos Niner for single track and technical riding but was looking for a good dirt / gravel road bike. Is this the bike I need or should I stick with the cyclocross idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaMtbRider
    I am just about convinced to buy a single speed casseroll after looking at all the pics and reading the comments. I was originally thinking about a cyclocross bike for winter / dirt road riding. I have a Dos Niner for single track and technical riding but was looking for a good dirt / gravel road bike. Is this the bike I need or should I stick with the cyclocross idea?
    The Casseroll is not designed to ride off-road whatsoever. I have been strictly warned by the folks at Salsa about this regarding my wife's Casseroll because they know me (and my riding style) too well. That said, I know bd.sahib has ridden his Casseroll in waaaaay worse conditions than Salsa designed the bike for, and it's still kickin', so I'd say it's a matter of whatever you're willing to risk.

    Personally, I'd go with a La Cruz... In fact, that's what I did.

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    First off, I agree whole heartedly with what MG says. I started riding the Casseroll beyond it's "intended purpose" on a gravel detour. I appreciated the stability of the bike, which I attribute to lower bb (bb drop), the choice of tubing, and the overall geometry. I guess I'd say you can get by with certain things depending on riding style and the patience to pick the smoothest line even if its not the fastest. The one caveat I would bring up is mud clearance with larger tires.

    I think the Casseroll Single is a truly amazing machine for all day comfort. For gravel and dirt the La Cruz would be a better choice, especially in winter riding conditions.I've also been comparing the geometry of the Casseroll with the Fargo (bb drop again).

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    Thanks for the feedback. I am still not decided on what I am going to do. If I go with a La Cruz I would just by the frame and build it up with Rival components and stuff I have laying around the garage. It would cost more than the Casseroll but might be the way to go.

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    I have been running cross tires on my Casseroll off and on for a while now. I ride it on gravel and hardpack. It serves me quite well, although we don't get a lot of mud down here in NC so YEMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgersib
    The Casseroll is not designed to ride off-road whatsoever. I have been strictly warned by the folks at Salsa about this regarding my wife's Casseroll because they know me (and my riding style) too well. That said, I know bd.sahib has ridden his Casseroll in waaaaay worse conditions than Salsa designed the bike for, and it's still kickin', so I'd say it's a matter of whatever you're willing to risk.

    Personally, I'd go with a La Cruz... In fact, that's what I did.
    Seems like "dirt road" and "off road" are two totally different things no? as long as its a road that a typical vehicle can travel on the Casseroll should be fine.

    Just like the old Rando. days eh?

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    I decided to go ahead with the Casseroll single speed . I got it two days ago and have put 50 road miles on it so far. I love the smooth ride with the steel frame and the big tires. I have gotten used to 23mm tires at 120 psi on my road bike. This thing just feels so plush with the bigger tires. It fits really well, and is a little slower steering than what I normally ride but it is super stable in the corners and over rough pavement. I still plan on doing some easy dirt road riding with it. Hopefully by next fall I can add a cyclocross bike to the garage and use it for some racing and more of the winter dirt road riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaMtbRider
    I decided to go ahead with the Casseroll single speed .
    Sounds like a winning plan. I think you'll stay pleased with your choice.

    I'm in the middle of re-working my casseroll. It is primarily a commuter now so I'm switching up the build a bit. I've got some Honjo fenders on the way and I'm setting it up with my Nitto Noodle and bar end shifters. Most recently I had a moustache bar on it but I can't say it is as comfortable for me as normal drops.

    Working on bikes comes last to taking care of the household and our 2 kiddos (one newborn) so its been partially completed in the stand for a couple weeks.

    Once I get it finished up I'll have some updated photos for this thread.
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    Anybody running their Cass with Neuvation wheels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by black cross
    PMan, Is the painted stem that matches the single speed available as an option if a longer stem is needed?
    I imagine they show up used on occasion. This guy got one somehow:
    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/sho...d.php?t=155705

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    Quote Originally Posted by black cross
    PMan, Is the painted stem that matches the single speed available as an option if a longer stem is needed?
    Sorry, but the color-matched versions are not available aftermarket. We do, however sell the exact same stem in black, in a wide variety of sizes.

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    What's the clearance like on one of these if you are running something like a 32mm CX tire? I imagine that would be getting close to the brake caliper on even a long reach. One of these would be fun to get and do an occasional single speed CX race on.

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    Quick picture of my Casseroll.
    ~53(56) Frame
    ~Campagnolo Comp triple drive train
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    ~Schwalbe Marathon tires
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    folks - here's another another Casseroll for you. This is my commuter. Great how you can ride it over speed humps, into potholes, kerbs, street detritus etc without feeling a thing. Just don't try to go fast. Just for fun, I left the carbon roadie at home, and took it out with a bunch of people who were riding Cervelos, Times and Looks. Obviously I got a slaying.


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    Another one on the way, just got my frameset in. It'll have these parts on it:

    Red Hope headset
    Salsa S&S bar
    Black Hope stem
    R650 brakes
    R700 compact cranks
    Hope Pro 3 on Open Pro's
    Force shifters and rear der.
    105 Front der.
    Charge Knife saddle
    USE Carbon post
    Red Ritchey bar tape

    I already had the Hope stem and seatpost, otherwise I would have gone with silver bars, stem and post and tan saddle and tape, but I think the black and red should be good. Can't wait to build it....
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    Well I finally got it built and loving it, so much more comfortable than my Cannondale R1000 and it looks pretty cool. Think it looks better with the black Ksyriums as opposed to the handbuilt Hope/Open Pro's, but atleast I can work on them myself and the hubs are nice. Was hoping to go tubeless but found out as they were being finished that the Open Pro's are one of the only rims that won't convert!

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    I've just had my LBS order a Casseroll SS Complete for me. I'll be converting it to a geared triple. Can't wait.
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    Conversion to come soon, but right now it is a lot of fun to ride as a single speed.



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    I am hours away from pulling the trigger on a casseroll single speed. I am still hung up on what size. Without being able to ride one I am somewhat guessing. 6'1", 34.5-35" actual inseam. Riding a 59cm Surly and it seems to fit nearly spot on, but I tend to ride on the shoulders where I would probably spend most times on the hoods on the casseroll. The 55 might put me on a bike slightly small, while the 57 would put me on one a little large, so whats worse? Any help would be appreciated, I cant wait to get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixinflag
    I am hours away from pulling the trigger on a casseroll single speed. I am still hung up on what size. Without being able to ride one I am somewhat guessing. 6'1", 34.5-35" actual inseam. Riding a 59cm Surly and it seems to fit nearly spot on, but I tend to ride on the shoulders where I would probably spend most times in the drops on the casseroll. The 55 might put me on a bike slightly small, while the 57 would put me on one a little large, so whats worse? Any help would be appreciated, I cant wait to get one.
    Hope this helps:

    I am 1" shorter than you with an actual inseam about 1/2" less. My gold standard for bike fit is my Bridgestone RB-1 size 57.5 with a 57.5cm TT and a 110mm stem. My size 55 Casseroll fits me just on the large side of ideal. The standover is about as close as I would want to go, not hitting anything solid, but barely any clearance. I have the saddle mounted near the front of its adjustment range with plenty of room to slide it rearward if needed. The reach to the handlebars with the standard 100mm stem is just a little long for casual riding but would be fine for a more aggressive riding style. I think if I change to a 90mm stem, I'll be right where I want to be, duplicating the contact points of my RB-1. I believe this would still be the right size frame for me if I was an inch taller.
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    FYI, if people haven't heard yet, QBP seems to be blowing out '09 Casseroll single speed bikes for < $600. I ordered mine Monday

    I went a size up from my original Casseroll, 57cm --> 59cm. I think this will fit a bit better. And I like the mustard yellow color over the ginger beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy
    FYI, if people haven't heard yet, QBP seems to be blowing out '09 Casseroll single speed bikes for < $600. I ordered mine Monday

    I went a size up from my original Casseroll, 57cm --> 59cm. I think this will fit a bit better. And I like the mustard yellow color over the ginger beer.
    Holy smokes thanks for the heads up! They were $735 last week and I thought that was a good price...now only question is 51 or 53...I once had a ginger beer size 53 set up with gears and it was a *tad* big (I fit best on a 55cm road frame) so I wonder if a 51 will be better for me....mmmm mustard....

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    Yep. Universal Cycles has them for $625 with free shipping. Was going to go that direction with plans to convert to triple later, but found a shop demo triple in my size on the bay at a nice discount off the going rate for new ones.

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    I got mine for $595 shipped from Speedgoat. I ordered it Monday, and it looks like it will arrive today.

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    Here's my new Cas on its maiden voyage:



    That's a 59cm frame. I really like the mustard yellow much better than the ginger beer color. It seems to change from orangey inside, to gold under natural light.

    I didn't realize the chainguard came standard. That'll probably go, since my plan is to eventually set this up as a two ring front, for easy gear changes. Maybe with a White Industries Dos freewheel someday when I'm feeling rich.

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    The conversion begins. I hope to finish it tomorrow and ride it Thursday.
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    Blues Dawg, I like that you have Hunter S. Thompson books mixed in with your tools.

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    Pretty much finished for now.
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    Single spec

    So I've been riding my new Cass single speed around for a couple of days. It's funny how such a smartly designed frame has such a poor component selection. Here's my rant:

    Tires:
    Salsa spec: Continental Contact 37mm--too fat to allow a fender, and heavier than need be
    Smart spec: 32mm Panaracer Pasela--still fat for rough streets, but lighter and you can fit a fender.

    Rims:
    Salsa spec: Salsa Delgado Cross--for a bike that Salsa says is not a 'cross bike and shouldn't be ridden off road, why have a 'cross rim?
    Smart spec: anything narrower and lighter, Mavic Open Pro or whatever

    Hubs:
    Salsa spec: The Surly hubs are pretty, but why bolt on?
    Smart spec: the quick realease version. It would hold fine with a Shimano QR, in my experience with this type of dropout (the Casseroll triple gets a rear QR!)

    Crank:
    Salsa spec: 130 BCD--do customers of this bike really want to run a 53t ring?
    Smart spec: 110 BCD would give a wider range of chainring choices

    Gearing:
    Salsa spec: 48 x 18 = 72 gear inches, pretty high
    Smart spec: a 42 x 17 = 67 gear inches, more workable for most people

    Brakes:
    Salsa spec: Tektro R536
    Smart spec: Tektro R538 allows the brake to open wider to clear fat tires on narrower rims.

    Fork:
    Salsa spec: Unicrown
    Smart spec: Lugged. OK, this is mostly my personal aesthetic preference, but a lugged fork does give more tire clearance and allow longer fork legs, which should ride a bit smoother.

    That's it. Despite the preceding, I can't complain too much. I paid barely more than the frameset cost for the complete bike, and I have boxes full of parts to make it a better bike. But Salsa should do this right in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy
    So I've been riding my new Cass single speed around for a couple of days. It's funny how such a smartly designed frame has such a poor component selection. Here's my rant:
    The wide tires and cyclocross rims makes for a a great urban assault vehicle.

    Bolt-on hubs is the right way to go for fixed gear (hubs are flip flop). You might could get away with QR, but not ideal.

    130 BCD rings are readily available from 38 to 53.

    Stock 81 gear-inch gearing (48x16 on my bike) works in some places, not in others, Easily changeable to optimize.

    The on-brake quick release combined with the quick release feature on the brake levers offers a pretty wide opening for wide tires.

    I like lugs and curved legs on forks too, but the Casseroll fork rides smoothly and has lots of clearance.

    I think Salsa's spec offers great function and value, especially at the price they're blowing them out for at present.
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    Casseroll

    I've had my Casseroll for about a year now. It started off life as a singlespeed and now it's got an Ultegra group 10 speed setup. At some point I'd like to get the Paul Racers to fit over the HUMUNGOUS, yet plush tires... but that'll have to wait for now.

    I loved the bike as a single speed, but the thing moves very nicely now with some gears. I only wish I could figure out how to make the chain guard work with a front derailleur. Literally, my only lame complaint.

    I love this bike. It pulls my kids in the Burley trailer wonderfully.

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    I've had my Casseroll for about a year now. It started off life as a singlespeed and now it's got an Ultegra group 10 speed setup. At some point I'd like to get the Paul Racers to fit over the HUMUNGOUS, yet plush tires... but that'll have to wait for now.

    I loved the bike as a single speed, but the thing moves very nicely now with some gears. I only wish I could figure out how to make the chain guard work with a front derailleur. Literally, my only lame complaint.

    I love this bike. It pulls my kids in the Burley trailer wonderfully.

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    Hey, what type of clearence are you getting with the Paul's? I did a Dirt Randonee with my Casserole earlier this year and had difficulty clearing 34's (knobbies) with the stock brakes. Pics would be really awesome here.

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    I haven't ordered them yet. I've got a few other things I have to do before I get a luxury like the Pauls for now, since it's just an inconvenience with the current brakes. I wish they just opened a little bit more to clear the tires. New tires >$60. New Paul Racers >$200 plus. lol.

    I'm not sure which Racers the bike will take, I haven't called them yet.

    Has anyone done the Salsa Recall (for the stem) yet? I don't have a local dealer... I guess I'll have to call the 800 number to see what they are looking for.

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    Here's a funny picture from today's ride:



    I've started to fix some of the things I don't like about the Salsa's spec:

    - 28mm tires instead of 37mm
    - reduced the gearing a bit (right now, 48 x 19 fixed, but I'll eventually change it to a 39/44 x 17 fixed/18 FW setup when I get the 44t chainring)
    - added a Brooks saddle, mostly so I could carry this big seat bag I've wanted to use for a while (it only attaches to the Brooks saddle bag loops)
    - removed the chainguard
    - replaced the rear bolt on axle for a QR. It holds better, and makes running a dual chainring setup/manual gear change much easier. In my experience, the bolt on slipped twice on me (out of two rides), but the QR holds fine, even up today's slow, grinding climb. $16 well spent!

    Anyway, with the QR axle, new tires, and a gearing change on the way, I'm pretty happy with the spec. I'm coming to terms with the fork, and the brakes and rims aren't a big enough issue to spend any money to fix.

    Here's a washed out picture of the new iteration:

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    I like the bag. What is it?

    Oddly, we have had the opposite experiences with rear axle slip. I never had it slip while I was running the bolt on setup. After converting to the geared rear wheel and quick release, I had the axle slip the first time I rode it a few miles. I kept noticing the tire rubbing the fender and thought the fender was moving. When I looked closer I realized that the wheel was cocked to one side because the axle was sliding forward in the drive side dropout. Tightening the QR was all it took to resolve the problem. I'm glad I have Shimano QRs as they hold tighter than the external cam type.
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    A few changes. Shorter stem (Ritchey Pro). A Specialized computer. Baggins Candy Bar front bag to go with the Baggins Banana saddle bag.
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    Salsa Casseroll.

    Tiagra on Open Pros 32
    Full Deore w/48/36/26 and 11-32 trekking groupset
    9-speed shimano bar-end shifters
    Easton post, Brooks B17 saddle
    Hope Headset, Ritchey Stem, Salsa S&S Bar, Cinelli Tape
    Shimano R600 levers, Rsomething brakes
    Panaracer Pasela TG 32 tyres

    Still need to cut the steerer tube!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Chaos

    Salsa Casseroll.

    Tiagra on Open Pros 32
    Full Deore w/48/36/26 and 11-32 trekking groupset
    9-speed shimano bar-end shifters
    Easton post, Brooks B17 saddle
    Hope Headset, Ritchey Stem, Salsa S&S Bar, Cinelli Tape
    Shimano R600 levers, Rsomething brakes
    Panaracer Pasela TG 32 tyres

    Still need to cut the steerer tube!
    Nice build.
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    Finally got mine today, went with the 55cm, I think it should fit. I will post pictures once the frame saver sets up and I get it all together.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25746419@N04/4388457717/" title="DSC02908 by alexmurdock42, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4388457717_485d3c22a7.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC02908" /></a>

    I'm a late convert to the single speed scene. This will be my winter training bike while the snow is still flying (I'm looking at another month of that in upstate NY). I might convert it to a 1x9 later. I've got to say, this thing is a tank. The Delgado rims are 515 grams! I could put regular wheels on with a 9 speed cassette and it probably wouldn't add any weight.

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    I just picked up my casseroll SS today. Very nice bike and I love the geometry and riding position. I noticed the acceleration isn't quite as snappy as I expected - 515g rims will do that! However it will very forgiving.
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    While I love my Casseroll, nothing about it is snappy. The bike is a tank.

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    I like my Casseroll too. I like the fact you can ride in to potholes and off kerbs without feeling a thing. Of course, this means when you stamp on the gas ...errr... nothing happens. TBH - mine's lovely, but it goes like a barge towing several anchors. If I want to go anywhere fast I'll take the carbon bike.

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    It's my first 'roadie' so I'm enjoying the easy rolling, but my brothers Kona Band Wagon is noticeably quicker - even though it retails for the same amount.
    Nice to have Salsa branded components.
    The shimano brakes on the Band Wagon are much more powerful than the tektro brakes on the Casseroll.
    I was pleasantly suprised to find my bike came with the matching cromoto stem, but aren't these affected by the recall? Are they really a risk on a road bike?
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    I would get on the Salsa website and contact them. I don't know if they made any more color-matched stems after the recall. More recent bikes had non-Salsa stems. I know they had to open the boxes and swap out the bad ones. It could be they missed one. They will probably need the serial number of the bike.

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    My Casseroll

    For those of you who want to see another standard casseroll, here it is.
    Loving the bike though as others have said it really is a tank.
    New wheels at some point perhaps.
    My brothers Band Wagon is the other bike.
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    Hi,
    I got my Casseroll SS for Christmas but only started riding it last Thursday because of the extra long winter and because it looks cool sitting here beside my computer. I have a cross bike for the road and a hybrid ( both Specialized) which are a lot of fun, but I don't see them getting any action any time soon. I am hooked. It is flat where I live and ride and I wish I had gone single speed a long time ago. I may sell my Tricross and pick up another Casseroll. It is awesome. Very comfy, and way faster than my other bikes. If there is anyone out thinking about buying one and you have the space and means, you have to do it.
    Have fun.

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    I just paid for my Casseroll Single tonight, and should be able to pick it up tomorrow after it gets put together. Sold a Lemond Poprad last week, and decided that I'd have this for winter training indoors, and for days when I just need to do something different. It'll be a nice addition to my Pistola, La Cruz, and El Mariachi 29'r. I suppose they'll discontinue it next year...

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    The bike will change for sure: Salsa is selling down their existing stock this year - so they said on another thread. After not being sure how much I would ride mine, I've been taking it out for long rides in the country - those wheels are perfect for the broken pavement - dirt - gravel farm roads where I like to ride. Put on a lower gear (65) and I can take this thing almost anywhere. When I want to hit the steeper hills I use my road or cross bike.

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    Yeah...I'm a spinner, so I'm a little concerned about the stock gearing, but I'll give it a shot. For the price I got it for, I can afford to make some tweaks. I may even make it a 1 x 10 at some point, but the whole point was to have something for the trainer in the winter...but with benefits!

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    I rode a century on my Casseroll this past Saturday. Most comfortable and relaxed I have ever felt on a century ride. Definitely a "Ride and Smile" experience.
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    New Rider Wanting to Buy

    Hello all. Some good deals on this bike right now and I think I need to get me one. This, however, would be my first road bike and I am unsure which size to go with (I understand that 3cm should be added to the stated size of the frame. I am 5'10" and wondering if a 51cm or 53cm size bike would work for me. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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    Im about 5-10/11 ad went with a 53, but I usually ride a 56/57 roadie.

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    I would think a 53, but if you have relatively long legs and a short torso and arms, the 51 may be better. If you can't find a Casseroll to test ride, maybe you can try some other road bikes to get an idea of the size that fits you best.
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    For compact frames like Salsas, the top tube is the more critical dimension. A 53 Casseroll has a 56 TT and a 51 Casseroll has a 54.5 TT so you should test ride bikes at your LBS that have those dimensions. If your not buying the Casseroll from them you should pay for a fitting, if they do that.

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    Rode my Casseroll from London to Amsterdam in Feb, so thought I'd post a couple of Casseroll light touring pics:


    (yes thats snow on the ground. It was chuffin cold!)


    on the ferry...


    On the North Sea Cycle route....


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    Very cool - is that a Nexus hub? Didn't know you can get it with bar-end control. I would love to build up my SS Casseroll with an internal hub like that.

    Edit: nevermind, answered my own question. Jtek shifter w/ Nexus. Sheldon Brown had the answer, as usual.
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    ... and another one ... This one is built as an all weather training road bike. Sometimes I miss the original paint job but IMO the all black scheme makes a stronger impact.
    Wheels are build with Stans ZTR355 29er rims and Schwalbe Kojak 700x35 tyres. I run them tubeless with just a yellow strip, at max 60PSI .

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    I see you don't like decals, even covering up the crank with black tape and using black marker on the tires! I like color myself. Love your tubeless conversion, I might try the same with the Contis that came OEM with my Cass SS. At 60psi I'll bet it's a nice cushy ride on gravel.

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    The ride quality on Kojaks is fantastic but I'm toying with an idea of trying 28mm wire Gatorskins at 80PSI. I realize it's generally a AREA but there's a guy somewhere running succsessfuly Armadilos at that pressure... In Stans rims I trust.

    Yeah I generally don't like branding. It's just too obvious and with lots of new riders with fancy bikes and no idea coming to sport (UK), I feel like I need to make a (under)statement.

    Actually you've just given me a brilliant idea. My bike stickers could spell some generic component names like rim, cranks, tyre... instead of brand names. Sort of "It's not about the bike." message

    The IF sticker is perhaps a bit naff but it was the only interesting one in a small size
    I came across on Ebay...
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    I like the stealth look, but the IF sticker seems almost deceptive.
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    Still not sure what to do with the stem
    I can either powder coat it like the frame or... put a matching 3T seatpost on.
    Any input appreciated
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    Rebuilt the wheels with silver open pro's and double-butted spokes, with a 18t cog on the flip side. Vittoria rubino pro tires (700x28) round out the spinny bits, and a Max Flite gel flow saddle to keep my hindquarters happy. I also have a set of yellow anodized Soma track pedals and 4-gate clips w/double straps for commuter duties. Rides like a dream.

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    Just got myself a 57cm Casseroll triple on clearance from the LBS for $750; unfortunately, it had the recalled color-matched stem so I am waiting on a replacement before I can tune it up and ride

    Couldn't pass up such a good deal even though I had to sell my beloved Bianchi San Jose to help finance it. I'm looking forward to doing longer and more challenging rides now that I have 29 more gears to work with.

    The Casseroll looks to be everything I've ever wanted in a roadie and I can't wait to put in some serious miles. I'll post pics when I get it up and running. The suspense is killing me!

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    Short vid of my newish Casseroll SS

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    Great lookin' bikes everybody! I never get tired of seeing the many Cassaroll pics.
    For those of you who aren't using any cable stops or down tube shifters have you maybe considered finding some pre-drilled dice? I found some black dice with white spots at a BMX specialty shop that were intended as Schrader valve covers then I drilled them out a little bigger and then epoxied them to the shifter bosses. For my girl's pinkish single speed I used white dice and spray painted them a similar pink and then I used testors enamel for the dice dimples. Just a sayin'.

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    I just got a Casseroll. What fender width will these fit? I will probably get them from VO.
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    SS to geared conversion

    I got my wife a SS Casseroll and eventually I plan to convert it to a geared bike. It looks as though I can add an inner chainring to the stock crank but do I need to replace the outer big ring? The teeth do not look ramped as they do on my other cranksets. I am planning on running some alt bars like Velo Orange Milan or Tourist with MTB style levers and grip shifters. I guess I'll have to build or buy a new rear wheel when the time comes. There are a lot of little parts I am aware I'll need to buy (downtube barrel adjustors, BB cable guide, etc). I have the shifters, derailleurs, and cassette although I considered going IGH for a time (cost prohibitive). Any tips from those who have made the conversion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrythewound
    I got my wife a SS Casseroll and eventually I plan to convert it to a geared bike. It looks as though I can add an inner chainring to the stock crank but do I need to replace the outer big ring? The teeth do not look ramped as they do on my other cranksets. I am planning on running some alt bars like Velo Orange Milan or Tourist with MTB style levers and grip shifters. I guess I'll have to build or buy a new rear wheel when the time comes. There are a lot of little parts I am aware I'll need to buy (downtube barrel adjustors, BB cable guide, etc). I have the shifters, derailleurs, and cassette although I considered going IGH for a time (cost prohibitive). Any tips from those who have made the conversion?
    Its straight forward. I bought a set of wheels and a Sram Apex group for mine already. All you need are then the adjusters and BB cable guide. It will be a piece of cake. I actually bought another Casseroll while I had the chance so I could have both a SS and a geared bike.
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    UPS brought me a single complete today. Got it for under $500 shipped. Plan to re-build it geared with the ultegra group from my old bike (Trek y-foil), and sell off most of the included parts.

    Wow, this frame is really something to look at! I LOVE the color. The red/purple part is more red than I was expecting, and the Gulden's Mustard is very cool, IMO. My wife, who is normally not that exited about bikes, was impressed.

    Now I leave for a week and have to wait until I am back to play with it. Oh, the humanity!
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    Has the price of the new 2011 Complete been posted anywhere yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTFargo
    Has the price of the new 2011 Complete been posted anywhere yet?
    I searched everywhere and couldn't find it. The friendly guys at Salsa replied to my request with $1199 which seems pretty reasonable. I'm gettin' one for sure.

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    Build finished (mostly).

    Finished building up the frame. The only parts I ended up using from the SS complete kit were the brake calipers (though I replaced the pads), seat clamp, and headset. Everything else was from my old bike (Trek Y-foil). The caliper arm opposite the cable attachment on both calipers was out of alignment, and I had to use a crescent wrench to tweak them straight.

    I have the 23c tires that were on the old bike so I can get a more accurate comparison of the frames (I will eventually order some Marathon Supremes in 32c). A quick spin around the neighborhood with the same wheelset, tires, CF bar and tire pressure is enough to know this is NOT as smooth as the Y-Foil was, but that is asking a lot. It is also not as smooth as my wife's CF bike with similar tires and pressure. Not a big deal as I was not expecting it to be. I plan to run fatter tires at lower psi then either of those other bikes would allow, and I think that will outweigh the differences in the frame/fork smoothness. It does feel a little more springy and lively, but I will need some more time on it to see how that plays out.

    I've left the steerer a bit long until I have everything dialed in. The second stem is for mounting a handlebar bag in a low position.
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    A bit of an update on the SS-geared conversion I am attempting. I thought I was just going to be able to add a smaller chainring to the stock Sugino crankset but the outer ring is not ramped and pinned. Rather than buy another outer ring I was thinking of just buying a new (affordable) double crankset. If I go that route I run into issues with the bottom bracket. Do I need to get a new bottom bracket as well to match a new crank? If I buy a square taper compatible crankset will the spacing work for running a double up front? The triple casseroll from salsa comes with an external Tiagra BB. If I just want a double will the stock Sugino BB work or do I need to rethink everything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrythewound
    A bit of an update on the SS-geared conversion I am attempting. I thought I was just going to be able to add a smaller chainring to the stock Sugino crankset but the outer ring is not ramped and pinned. Rather than buy another outer ring I was thinking of just buying a new (affordable) double crankset. If I go that route I run into issues with the bottom bracket. Do I need to get a new bottom bracket as well to match a new crank? If I buy a square taper compatible crankset will the spacing work for running a double up front? The triple casseroll from salsa comes with an external Tiagra BB. If I just want a double will the stock Sugino BB work or do I need to rethink everything?
    The bb it comes with is fairly short so that the OUTER ring is in the optimum (45mm chainline) position. If you want to run that crank as a double, you need the longer bb.

    However, before you get a new bb and rings to make this work as a double, keep in mind that this is a standard double crankset, not a compact double. If this is what you want that is fine, but I think most people would prefer a compact double for this bike.

    If you try to get another square taper double crank, I doubt you will find one that uses a 103mm length bb. That is really short. So you would still likely need a new bb.

    I would just plan to get a new crankset and bb. It opens a lot more options to you in terms of ring size and bb style.
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    Thanks for the detailed info, I appreciate the insight. There are tons of NOS double cranks on ebay, I'll look into one of those most likely. Seems cheaper in the long run and I'll try to unload the stock BB and crank to offset the cost.

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    I have this bike in a SS. I put 4000 miles on it last year. I picked up this bike shown below over Christmas off this website. Loving it.
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    Finally got the stem and bar setup dialed in. I ditched the idea of the bar bag or front rack because the cables from the shifters make then a little awkward to get in and out of. I might replace the rear rack at some point. I would like to find one that matches the silver look of the components, but they are pretty expensive.

    Anyway, I am absolutely LOVING this bike! I am now doing rides as long as anything in the past and feeling much less worn out (back, hands, neck) than on my old road bike with a more competitive setup and skinny-ass tires. I am just a tad slower on this, but I am not racing and I can go farther than before and enjoy it a lot more.

    The tires are Jack Browns 33.3c, Green Label. They are incredibly fast and smooooooth. I tried the stock tires (Conti Contacts) and thought they were actually pretty good for mixed paved/unpaved used. Very quiet and smooth rolling, but kinda slow. I got a set of Schwalbe Marathon Supremes in 35c, due to some raving reviews on-line and from the LBS and was pretty unhappy with the performance. Seemed no faster than the Contacts (despite being a lot lighter), and felt harsh and noisy. The Jack Browns are noticeably faster than either other tire, and at least as smooth as the Contacts. They are more of a paved road tire than paved/unpaved, but the volume does make dirt roads perfectly manageable and smooth. I certainly do not avoid them. The only downside to the Green Labels is that they are pretty thin and not particularly flat resistant. I've gone about 400 or so mikes and got one flat. That is as many as the previous several thousand miles on the Gatorskins on my old bike, though I do ride this over surfaces I would not have on the 23c Gatorskins. If I run into flat problems, I might try the Blue Labels.
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    Bump! Let's get this guy going again folks who! Here's your oppurtunity to post those tasty fresh updated Casserolls.

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    Have any of you taken a single Casseroll and made it a 1x9? I know I would need a different version of the standard rear wheel. If so what did you use and why? I like my bike as a single sometimes. I would like to try it the other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commutenow View Post
    Have any of you taken a single Casseroll and made it a 1x9? I know I would need a different version of the standard rear wheel. If so what did you use and why? I like my bike as a single sometimes. I would like to try it the other way.
    I made mine a 3x9.

    All you need is any rear 700c wheel with a 8-9-10 speed hub. I use an old ultegra road wheelset. The wheels on the stock Cass SS are way heavier and stouter than they need to be, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by commutenow View Post
    Have any of you taken a single Casseroll and made it a 1x9? I know I would need a different version of the standard rear wheel. If so what did you use and why? I like my bike as a single sometimes. I would like to try it the other way.
    Quite a few people have. As soon as I purchased my bike I rebuilt it as a 1x10 using Rival. Basically kept the frameset/crank/brakes/seatpost and replaced the rest. That was 3-4 years ago now.

    Did it that way because i wanted the mustard color.

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    Which brand of rack works best for the rear to bypass the brake cable adjuster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by commutenow View Post
    Which brand of rack works best for the rear to bypass the brake cable adjuster?
    On mine (size 47cm) the attachment points on the seat stays near the brake bridge are pretty much useless due to the non-drive side being directly blocked by the brake cable and adjuster. Instead, I just used a single rack stabilizer attached to the brake bolt. This rack is a Topeak Explorer, but any rack with some way to attack this kind of stabilizer would work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by commutenow View Post
    Which brand of rack works best for the rear to bypass the brake cable adjuster?
    On my 55cm Casseroll SS, I use an Axiom rack with curved brackets. I used four knurled nuts from presta valve tubes as spacers to move the left side bracket out beyond the brake cable.

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    Thanks for some great suggestions about racks.

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    I took a picture, but keep forgetting to upload it.

    I used a long bolt, with one nut & lock washer to lock tension against the frame and a second nut & washer to lock tension against the rack stay. Clearance is tight with the tubus cosmo (straight stays), but it has worked and stayed tight for a couple years. I've moved it roughly the same amount as the picture with the stem nuts. Maybe a little less.

    It hadn't occurred to me that size would affect things so much, but it's clear from some of these pictures that the smaller frames would present more of a challenge. Mine is the largest size.

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    Here's some photos of my wife's commuter setup:

    Running a Racktime rack. All I did was slightly bend the non-drive seat stay arm:





    And the finished product. FYI, It's a smaller frame (49 cm):


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    Have any of you used a Pass and Stowe porter front rack on your casseroles?

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    Took a ride out to the beach today - perfect time to take a pic of my our Casserolls (hers and mine, respectively):



    Just added 35c T-Servs to hers, and yes, they fit with plenty of room.

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    I know this is an older thread, but I need some Cass specific input from riders, hopefully of smaller frames. I just bought a 51 2011 Cass from my LBS. It rides super awesome and I love it except for one thing, the awful toe overlap the small frame combined with my size 10 lady feet.
    I have a always dealt with "mild grazing" of my toes on most of my bikes because I am a short enigma combination of a petite female with clown feet. But the Cass takes it to a whole other level and I don't just graze, I can actually stop my tire with my forefoot. At speed, obviously I lean more than wheel turn so thus far, I haven't offed myself going fast but I did a grocery errand run last night and there was some snowy patches that required slow turning and weaving, this is where it got hairy a few times.
    Is this just something I will subconsciously get used to and compensate for? I didn't test a ton of models before I bought the Cass last Monday and my old road bike had 650s on it and had a more rearward BB than the Cass does. I had toe graze on occasion but just barely.
    The toe thing is just so extremely new to me with it being so pronounced. Advice?

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    a petite female with clown feet
    Sexy

    On a serious note, I don't see that there is much that can be done without compromising other aspects of your bike fit. The only thing that I can think of that would have a direct impact on that is cleat position and/or shoe selection. Moving the cleats forward would help a bit but then you may not have your foot in a comfortable position. Of all my riding shoes there is a huge difference between Sidis and Keens, my Keens are huge an hit just about everything whereas my Sidis are like ballerina shoes.

    If none of those work, then maybe chinese foot binding.

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    Due to odd sizing requirements, I'm on a 47 cm cass with size 9 men's feet. There is a lot of toe overlap. On typical low speed turns I've just trained myself to keep the inside foot forward, thus out of the way of the wheel. It has really been a non issue...... until the other day when I was riding on some mild singletrack. On a slower, technical (for a road bike) climb, where I was turning sharply while pedaling, I was hitting my toe on the tire a lot. Of course, I seldom ever ride singletrack with this bike, so It's not a big deal.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Well, I rode it for a 17 miler this evening, same paved city winding trail, less snow and ice, it was also still light out and I could go faster than my errand run a few days ago. I had one time of a toe graze with my dominate forward foot when this teenage skateboarder couldn't decide what side of the trail he wanted to be on(hmmm....large beats by dre headphones can't help the cause any). So once he again drifted off to my left, I accelerated and passed him but my toe grazed a bit when I made the move initially. Not bad, but there. That was the only time I had toe overlap though. The rest of the ride, I found myself making the correct foot adjustment prior to turning, kindof like you end up doing with bumps or obstacles. It will take time but I am sure after a while, it will become second nature.
    With the shoes I will normally use(Converse All Stars), I have about 1.5" toe overlap in a wheel turn on my 51cm frame. It doesn't helps that I stuck some Rock n Road 42s on it either. I do plan on riding light trail with it, but mainly it is my town bike. I have a Pusgley that I ride off road mainly.
    This is only my second road bike ever though, so that was why I asked. My Qunitana Roo with 650s never had overlap issues and my Pugs just clears my toes also. The Cass rides great otherwise.

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    Don't think I posted my bike here yet.

    Her name is Lisa.

    The Salsa Casseroll thread-555064_10152640202460246_1499004208_n.jpg

    The Salsa Casseroll thread-537632_10152640205365246_1718161618_n.jpg

    Added a Brooks saddle and a higher stem.

    Looking for what to add next! Thinking a higher handlebar, like the Seven Tiberius?

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    My Casseroll commuter

    The Salsa Casseroll thread-salsacasseroll2.jpg

    Nitto RB-002 bars. Swapped in a Vaya fork to get the front disc brake, an Avid BB7 road. 1x10 setup, 45T Alfine crank in the front, 11-36T XT cog with Ultegra derailleur in the rear. At 60rpm that gives me a speed range of 5 to 21 mph. According to Shimano, Ultegra can only handle up to a 28 tooth in the cog, but my mechanic figured it would work with a 36T and it does!

    XT hubs and 29'er wheels - totally overbuilt but I gave the mechanic latitude on those parts and that's what he elected to go with. If I were to do it again I'd go with lighter weight road wheels and hubs. SKS Longboard fenders, Wald folding baskets, Dura Ace Triathlon bar end shifter on the right, Cane Creek 200 brake lever on the left. Specialized Nimbus 700x35c tires.

    Not gonna win any races but is an ultra reliable commuter.

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