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2003 Cannondale Optimo Saeco BB30

Frame:
2003 Cannondale Optimo CAAD 7 w/BB30 56 cm

Fork/Headset:
Enve Road 2.0/Campagnolo Record Hiddenset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
SRAM RED 22 BB30 Exogram 130BCD/Standard BB30 Bearings

Pedals:
Look Keo Blade Ti Axle

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
10 speed SRAM/SRAM PG1090 - 11-25/KMC X10 SL

Derailleurs/Shifters:
SRAM Red Black Rear/SRAM Rival Front

Handlebars/Stem:
3T Rotundo Team 40cm/Thomson Elite X4 130mm +-10deg

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fizik Arione Carbon Rail /Thomson Elite 27.2mm X 240mm /Thomson Seatpost Collar

Brakes:
TRP Front/Sram Rival w/TRP/Red hardware rear (for the improved tyre clearance)/swisstop pads

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
2013 Fulcrum Racing 3

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
2013 Fulcrum Racing 3

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Rough
  2. Initial
  3. Training Bike
  4. "Parts Bin Build"
  5. Probably the most well-rounded build yet

Added by greasethecheese. Last updated over 3 years ago.

Latest 20 Comments

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riceboy

riceboy says:

I love the paint job! Very nice build as well.

Posted over 5 years ago

RacsoKid

RacsoKid says:

I'm 5'11with a 32 inseam and I just got a 56cm caad5 r800. Hopefully its not to big. How tall are you?

Posted about 6 years ago

greasethecheese

greasethecheese says:

yes they are, I loved both my Zipp (TB and SS) bars, they look good against Thomson stems when you remove the graphics with paint stripper.

Posted about 7 years ago

Unclip

Unclip says:

sweet thanks!

Posted about 7 years ago

greasethecheese

greasethecheese says:

aww cheers man

Posted about 7 years ago

Unclip

Unclip says:

Are these the Zipp traditional bend in this picture?

Posted about 7 years ago

Unclip

Unclip says:

I think this is one of the most beautiful machines I have seen. Well done :)

Posted about 7 years ago

B96

B96 says:

Very cool Cannondale

Posted over 7 years ago

brianchang32

brianchang32 says:

So clean!

Posted over 7 years ago

mikezeegerman

mikezeegerman says:

How do you like the Planet X brakes vs the Sram Red?

Posted over 7 years ago

greasethecheese

greasethecheese says:

they certainly aren't as powerful as red and you should really get the SwissStop pads. The setup is a bit annoying, but for the price you wont find lighter brakes that look this cool.

Posted over 7 years ago

mikezeegerman

mikezeegerman says:

I have installed them before on a friends bike and he claims they are great (swiss stop yellows with Reynolds carbon rims), but i had my doubts. And yes, the cable stop is a PITA.

Posted over 7 years ago

greasethecheese

greasethecheese says:

yeah they do the job, but my other bikes use Sram Rival brakes and Sram Red brakes and there is just no comparison in power

Posted over 7 years ago

Gabrielism90

Gabrielism90 says:

Bravo! Bravo! Love the tan-side wall tires!
Way to slam that stem!

Posted over 7 years ago

UCF_Eric

UCF_Eric says:

What's the weight on this beautiful machine?

Posted over 7 years ago

greasethecheese

greasethecheese says:

I honestly have no clue, i'll get back to you when I get some scales though. Its respectable for a 10 year old frame with minimal carbon usage.

Posted over 7 years ago

greasethecheese

greasethecheese says:

it's going to get lighter though

Posted over 7 years ago

adrian13346

adrian13346 says:

Love this! I'm rebuilding my 98 Saeco with a Force group and the build is gonna be really similar. Seems like we both have great taste. You should check it out.

Posted over 7 years ago

greasethecheese

greasethecheese says:

damn, saw that bad boy on STS. Agreed, excellent taste, you need to source some CODA Magic cranks for that thing to stay true to the game

Posted over 7 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

I've been wanting to build this exact same bike, but with Record 10, for a while. Really fantastic job! Who says aluminum is passé?

Posted over 7 years ago

greasethecheese

greasethecheese says:

the old CAAD's certainly have the potential to be really sweet builds at a relatively low cost, I guess I was just lucky enough to find this frame NOS at my LBS in just my size.

Posted over 7 years ago

sonomike

sonomike says:

Slammed. Long and low. Refreshing with all the 80mm stems and risers you usually see here. 10 years later and it smokes most everything new.

Posted over 7 years ago

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