Cannondale F1000SL history

After being away with the church for the weekend I’m back home, more tired and happier than before. And as you like to read about parts, ww and such things you shall now read about how a 1550g can be a 9,9kg bike. Then 8,2kg, then 9,47kg. From the beginning a guy named Jonas got a replacement frame from 2003 (was in 2005 or 2004) in a size smaller than he had. Rode it 5 times but it didn’t fit so he sold it to me on Happymtb. Looked like this:

Then my ww started. Built it up and then started to change part after part. But not so light at the moment (2006) but 2007 it was really good and I had a really light bike compared to my friends. The bike then:

Cannondale Optimo frame size M

Cannondale Super Ultra Fatty DL80

FSA XC300 wheels with Schwalbe Fast Fred tires

Roox handlebar (580mm), stem and seatpost

Selle Italia SLR XPsaddle

Formula Oro K18brakes with 160mm discs

Cannondale CX2 crankset with a Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 front derailleur and Dura-Ace 7700 bottom bracket

Shimano XT shifters, rear derailleur and cassette, XTR chain

Crank Brothers Eggebeater SL pedals and Bontrager XXX Lite bottlecage

Really nice bike except that the wheels was 100g heavier the I read before I bought them. In august 2007 I sold it to get a Scalpel (changed later for Specialized S-Works M5). But in the end of 2008 I had heard that the guy who bought my lovely Optimo didn’t use it so much so after some e-mails I bought it back 🙂 And I’ve learned that 9,9kg wasn’t so light so put the bike on a good diet. In august 2009 it was like this:

Same frame and fork but:

Cannondale Headshok stem with ti-bolts 100mm/-20° 154g

KCNC Ti-Pro seatpost and seatclamp

Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio saddle

KCNC SC Wing handlebar

Procraft or some cheapish light barends

Sram X.0 rear derailleur with KCNC pulleys and Sram X.0 twisters

Hope Mono Mini Pro (160/140mm) brakes

FRM Cu2-M crankset with Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 front derailleur (the 7800 broke at Långa Billingeracet)

Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 11-23 cassette with KMC X10SL chain

Rotaz/DRC Tubolite wheels from Vianellibikes with Tufo XC2 tires

Same Bontrager XXX Lite bottle cage (still uses them)

Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL (with ti-spindle) pedals

And a weight at around 8,2kg

Didn’t use that cassette all the time but sometimes, have been on my bad boy afterwards a while. The bike was perfect, had a pair of Mavic Crossmax SL with Race King 2,2″ Supersonic for training for it too. But it felt old and a little bit soft. Sold it and bought Alexandra Engens Olympic Merida Carbon FLX Team instead. But not the end as I this summer found an add at Happymtb with the frame kit once again. Sold my bad boy and bought it to build it up as a commuter/winterbike. It is like this:

The fork which only was services once in 2007 didn’t work so it was sent down to Cannondale for a new damper and got new needle bearings as well, new fork you can say. But still same fork and frame. Differences from the last is:

Selle San Marco Aspide saddle

Avid Juicy 5 (160/140mm Ashima AiRotor) brakes with some alu-bolts

Sram X.0 (10-speed) triggers with Matchmakers

Sram Rival tuned rear derailleur with some alu-bolts and a little drilled

Shimano 105 (11-28) cassette and Shimano 5700 chain

Shimano Tiagra compact crankset (40/34 at the moment)

SKS Commuter fenders

Sram X,9 rear hub, Tune Prince front hub with Mavic Reflex rims and DT Competition spokes

Tufo S33 Pro tires (21mm)

ESI Racer’s Edge grips (white)

And Crank Brothers Candy SL pedals

9,47kg or 9,38kg depending on Scale at work. A fast and fun commuter built mostly with spare parts. Had to buy chain, cassette for it.

So this is the longest story I have on one frame. And a good thing to show as you don’t have to have a super light carbon fibre frame to build a light bike. Won’t sell this again but thinking of a pair of white Shimano MT15 wheels for it for this winter. Think it would be nice and at a good price. The only sad thing is that it hasn’t BB30. Think this bike with my white Lefty and a Hollowgram crankset 😀

3 tankar på “Cannondale F1000SL history

  1. Pingback: My best bike, ever! | jonas wwBlog

  2. Very nice bike, Jonas. Optimo was Cannondale’s uber-frame. I just got a 2002 F3000SL CAAD5. It will also be a Commuter/Cycloross bike. Aiming for 8.5kg build.


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