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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 almost 7 years ago.

Latest 20 Comments

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riceboy

riceboy says:

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

Posted almost 9 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 over 9 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 over 10 years ago

Unclip

Unclip says:

sweet thanks!

Posted over 10 years ago

greasethecheese

greasethecheese says:

aww cheers man

Posted over 10 years ago

Unclip

Unclip says:

Are these the Zipp traditional bend in this picture?

Posted over 10 years ago

Unclip

Unclip says:

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

Posted over 10 years ago

B96

B96 says:

Very cool Cannondale

Posted over 10 years ago

brianchang32

brianchang32 says:

So clean!

Posted over 10 years ago

mikezeegerman

mikezeegerman says:

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

Posted almost 11 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 almost 11 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 almost 11 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 almost 11 years ago

Gabrielism90

Gabrielism90 says:

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

Posted almost 11 years ago

UCF_Eric

UCF_Eric says:

What's the weight on this beautiful machine?

Posted almost 11 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 almost 11 years ago

greasethecheese

greasethecheese says:

it's going to get lighter though

Posted almost 11 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 almost 11 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 almost 11 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 almost 11 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 almost 11 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 almost 11 years ago

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