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Modified Cannondale Capo

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54cm 2007 CAAD5 Cannondale Capo

Deda Elementi Pista for track, Dimension Bullhorns for street, Nashbar Oversized Carbon Stem

Cannondale Slice Ultra Fork with FSA Carbon integrated headset

Velocity-Built Formula (rebranded) to Deep V, 32h

Same as front, except not laced radially

Truvativ RouleurTrack External BB/Two Piece Crankset, 172.5mm

Bianchi Pro Pista saddle with Ritchey Pro Carbon seatpost for street, Selle Italia SLR with alloy seatpost for track

Crank Bros. Eggbeaters C and SRAM PC-68

Phil Wood 17T, Sugino Messenger 46T chainring for street, 52T no-name chainring for track, all 3/32"

I originally wanted to get a Capo frameset through the employee purchase program at the shop where I worked, but Cannondale was having supply issues, and I got fired (well, layed-off) before I could get one. I was planning on adding high-quality parts to the frame, because the frame is probably the best of any sub-00 track bike, but the components are entry level. In the end, I snagged a Capo on eBay for cheap, but it was a complete bike and the guy who had previously owned it had upgraded it himself.. in a radically different way than I had in mind.

So I set about upgrading it with my remaining shop discount, though I kept the wheels. I'm not very fond of them, especially because EVERYONE has Deep-Vs (though often in disgusting colors), though they are tough and I'd keep them so I can abuse them riding around the city.

I run this bike in two setups, removing the brake, replacing bars, saddle/seatpost, and chainring for when I visit the Velodrome in Rochester, MI. I'm planning on getting a lightweight tubular track wheelset.

In street setup, replete with brake (Shimano 105 with Tektro 4.1 brake lever), it weighs 16.7 lbs. In track currently it's around 15.5 or 16. Should be well under 15 lbs with a track wheelset.

Sorry about the awful photos, I'll probably get some better ones eventually. Anyone else think the Bianchi Celeste color on a die-hard American bike is a sacrilege? I think it's funny.

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street setup

Do you have any pictures of your bike in your street setup?

I was also curious what the rear hub spacing is on the Capo frame? I bought the frame alone, and am still waiting for it to ship. In the meanwhile I am trying to source out some parts.

Well I think bianchi is

Well I think bianchi is hardly very italian anymore - more taiwanese. They can't even get the celeste color right these days. But yeah - that's what I thought when I saw this bike - a celeste cannondale?! nice.

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