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    New question here. Now have 2 bikes, time to decide...

    Somehow I ended up with 2 bikes in my hands. One was a 2003 Cannondale 1FG Single Speed all stock. The other is a 2003 Bianchi SISS frame and a Manitou Minute 3:00 fork. The Minute 3:00 fork is far to big for the C-Dale, however works well with the Bianchi. I know that there have been issues with some people having drive side chain stay cracks and breaks with their frames. This would be covered under warentee, however still a hassle. So my questions is...Do I sell the C-Dale frame, and use the parts off it towards the bianchi, or do I sell the Minute 3:00 fork, and the bianchi frame and just keep rolling on my C-Dale? I ask because I have noticed the EBB on the cannondale being a bit of a pain with slippage. In other words, after I ride a few times, I need to re-tighten my EBB for chain slack.

    Share your thoughts on what you would do if in my situation.

    Thank you,


    Stebes

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    Build the SISS with the Minute and the 'dale parts, and keep the 'dale frame as a backup.
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    Sell the siss before it brakes. The c-dales are cool frames,

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    In other words, after I ride a few times, I need to re-tighten my EBB for chain slack.
    That would be normal for the wear in period for a new chain. Is it new?
    Don't you guys ever talk about anything apart from bikes?
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    yea

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyArmstrong
    That would be normal for the wear in period for a new chain. Is it new?
    It is in fact a new chain...thats a good point, and one that I did not even think about. I will adjust the EBB when i get a chance to compensate. Also, I ended up selling the frame on ebay. The fork i will keep and see what i will do with it. Its ashame that its to big for the 'dale. The 4/5" travel is to much for the 'dale.

    Thanks for the help guys,


    Stebes

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    i wish

    i wish i had this problem...all i have is one singlespeed wth a broken rear wheel....

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    Well I have in fact made a decision. I sold the SISS frame on ebay, got the same money I bought it for, and am keeping the Minute 3 fork. I am going to install the fork and use it for the days when I want to do some free ride material. On the days when I don't, i'm going to just stick with the rigid for now. I really like the c-dale frame. It works extreamly well for my use. I have upgraded the stem and post to thomson, and will upgrade the wheels when they break


    -Stebe

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