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So I created a sub blog to dersnap.com. I already have shared a few things on this in regards to Brooks Bags, and various other things of interest. Still hopefully this fits under the Cannondale thread but maybe it is slightly more evolving outside this:

The Bad Boy Stories is simply showing what I started off with this bike with and then various adventures and upgrade, mods, etc. Sort of my personal journey if you will.

Hopefully with some DNS delays www.thebadboystories.com will direct you to the links for anyone interested.

First post is here:
(Snap Ride) The Bad Boy a Man?s Best Friend |

Over time I will add the tubeless tire changes, wheel upgrades (Chris King), and other relevant parts.

Hope you enjoy,
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Nice blog! I'm looking forward to seeing more...
 

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A long time from the updates with thebadboystories.com but I promise there is much more updates to come in the near future.
The adding or switching to the 650b tires, on the Stan's Crest Rims with Chris King Hubs, new drive train, brakes, etc will soon also be added. But for now I have added the latest article looking at my Top Peak Floor Pump and Lezyne hand pump. Both of which I highly recommend.

(Snap Ride) Getting Pumped! Hand Pump and Floor Model ** Tools of the Bad Boy** |

Hopefully the article helps so people don't go through the expensive mistakes I made in the search.


Cheers and Ride On!
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My Bad Boy Rolls with Thunder and the King! **Keep On Rolling**

Just the latest post I have done and some of my journey through the various wheels, tires which has lead to the current Bad Boy wheel upgrade.

5 plus years on the Chris King ISO hubs, and running tubeless along with some of my experiences.

(Snap Ride) My Bad Boy Rolls with Thunder and the King! **Keep On Rolling** |

Chris King Rules!
Bad Boy loves Chris King :thumbsup:
 

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I love your BB with 650b rims / tyres. I have been thinking about this combo on my BB (2007) for a while now, but been concerned about clearance, as you mentioned on your fine report.
The wheels compliment it perfectly. I will have to go that way in the future.
 

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I tried 650b and somehow the ride did not feel right....my 2001 Bad Boy Ultra "likes" either 26" or 700c. With Kenda Small Block 8 Cyclocross 32c tires, run tubeless on Velocity Blunt SL Pro wheels - the 19-pound BB feels like a road bike that can tackle anything. Good work!

 

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I love your BB with 650b rims / tyres. I have been thinking about this combo on my BB (2007) for a while now, but been concerned about clearance, as you mentioned on your fine report.
The wheels compliment it perfectly. I will have to go that way in the future.
I could almost go 2,5 if it wasn't for the side clearance of the tires. Thunder Burt is really at the last 1mm on each side. Literally if the bike is not tightened with the quick release the tires rub as that is how close a fit it is.
 

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I tried 650b and somehow the ride did not feel right....my 2001 Bad Boy Ultra "likes" either 26" or 700c. With Kenda Small Block 8 Cyclocross 32c tires, run tubeless on Velocity Blunt SL Pro wheels - the 19-pound BB feels like a road bike that can tackle anything. Good work!


Depending on how you are setup on the bike it could also be a huge difference in feel. I will update at a later time but I have changed stem length, seat position, etc to get everything perfect. It was only when I did this did i realize the other tire sizes where just slightly off for me.

Different people different riding and sizes also and I have seen guys on medium frames that are 6 foot 6 plus riding with ridiculously large seat posts. Obviously not a correct geometry in that case then, but try to tell them that. :)
 

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It has been a bit too long from the last update and the long cold winter months are now starting to pass. Can you believe I have ridden in shorts again :O

With that there is a few updates to come with the Bad Boy Stories on his upgrades and perhaps some adventures.

Latest is the Magura MT5 brakes that replaced the MT2 of the previous generation:

(Snap Ride) Magura MT5 Disc Brakes ** + 4 Pads Of Power ** |

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