The Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, now a subsidiary of Dorel Industries, is a Canadian owned bicycle manufacturer, headquartered in Bethel, Connecticut USA with manufacturing and assembly facilities in Taichung, Taiwan.
The Cannondale Metro-North Railroad station serves residents of the Cannondale area of Wilton, Connecticut via the Danbury Branch of the New Haven Line.
Cannondale is a census-designated place and section of the Town of Wilton in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The neighborhood is one of the wealthier sections of a wealthy town, with many old homes on large, almost rural lots now largely wooded.
(Tri bike) Bicycle specifically designed fortriathlons, characterized by steep seat tube angle, 650c wheels, and a very "forward" position, all geared toward improving the rider's aerodynamics and efficiency
They don't just clip on
After about 4 or 5 hours faffery-pokery, my tri-bar experiment is now set up.
"Clip on" says the packaging. Well, perhaps. Except firstly I needed to replace the speedo as my existing one only has a bar mounting, which is obviously not compatible. Never mind, I upgraded to this nice Strada, which gives the additional function of cadence by addition of a second magnet on the crank and a corresponding sensor. So that took about an hour to wire up and get the required clearance - which at the back of the CAAD9 is very tight thanks to the enormous sculpted chain stays that hug the wheel and the crank arm.
Then I tried out the bars, only to realise that firstly the bolt underneath that clamps fore / aft movement of the extensions is located "upside down" and is obscured by the handlebars when the clip-ons are in place. Fortunately the whole lot could be disassembled and rebuilt "back to front", meaning that said bolt now faced down the way, where you can get at it with an Allen key. It also gave more clearance to get them in close to the oversize clamp.
Then I realised that the existing cable routing meant that you'd have to clamp the clip-ons over the brake cables. Clearly not practical or safe. Only I couldn't just unwind the bar tape back a few inches to re-route the cables, as I had originally wrapped it from the inside out the way... Oh well, I had some lovely 2-tone Fizik tape that matches my saddle that I had been meaning to install anyway, so the whole lot came off and was re-wound from the bar end in the way. It was then cut short, the cables were re-routed and the clip-ons could now be installed. The front brake cable and housing had to be reduced in length by about 4 inches to stop it fouling itself... Then came the easy bit of bolting on the arm rests and the extensions and levelling everything up and making sure it was symmetrical...
And I still have to get a riding position sorted!
My bikefor hills and distances Cannondale MultiSport 2000 tri-bike
unfortunately, the bottom bolt for the bottle cage has a stripped out head so I'm stuck with that ugly purple cage. I think I'll bust out the paint pen and make it black.