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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,632
Posted By matt92037

this entire post tells me you dont ride a bike.

this entire post tells me you dont ride a bike.
07-25-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By matt92037

If you are in this for the long haul start buying...

If you are in this for the long haul start buying decent tools as you need them. The labor you save from not paying a shop will more than pay for the tools. I do recommend getting a nice set of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,438
Posted By matt92037

no, you can get zondas with a shimano freehub

no, you can get zondas with a shimano freehub
01-18-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,208
Posted By matt92037

You could not pay me enough to ride in that area....

You could not pay me enough to ride in that area. I drive the roads frequently and always think to myself NFW.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,448
Posted By matt92037

This x10. Far Sports even has 10% every...

This x10. Far Sports even has 10% every November. Getting a wheelset built around DT180ís are Carbon Ti hubs, Sapim CX Ray spokes at weight of ~1200 grams for $1300 is a bargain.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By matt92037

Spend $900 on a Wahoo Kickr Core. Streaming a...

Spend $900 on a Wahoo Kickr Core. Streaming a ride in 4K isnt too boring.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,276
Posted By matt92037

To fully answer this question one must be able to...

To fully answer this question one must be able to answer the question of: what does one not get with a cheap frame?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,711
Posted By matt92037

Very nice. I have been looking at one of those...

Very nice. I have been looking at one of those myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,597
Posted By matt92037

Crazy they have a $5,600 Dura Ace model. I...

Crazy they have a $5,600 Dura Ace model. I cannot imagine they had to many takers on that one.
05-26-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By matt92037

I have spent a ton of money with them. Nothing...

I have spent a ton of money with them. Nothing large like bikes, frames, wheels, etc but i have purchased many groupsets, brake sets, and other stuff and have done well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,803
Posted By matt92037

Are you going to return the Canyon? Probably best...

Are you going to return the Canyon? Probably best since they have a decent return policy.

i would call Excel Sports on this deal. I have a C3 with Dura Ace and is a fast bike The C5 Is prob...
05-12-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,413
Posted By matt92037

i was hoping for some thoughts on my specific...

i was hoping for some thoughts on my specific disc brake issues from folks who have ridden both. Before this turned into what it did.
05-11-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,413
Posted By matt92037

I saw this thread and wanted to weigh in, not...

I saw this thread and wanted to weigh in, not with opinion, but more with my experience and curiosity. I am 200-205lbs been MTB'ing for 30+ years and riding discs for about 18 years. I have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 31,904
Posted By matt92037

building bikes is really not that hard. Youtube...

building bikes is really not that hard. Youtube and not being in a rush will most likely lead to success. You do need some tools though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 31,904
Posted By matt92037

The deal on the R3 from Excel is unbeatable. ...

The deal on the R3 from Excel is unbeatable. What I am about to say is not for everybody, but you can come so far out ahead by assembling your own. It really is not that hard to do.

You can get...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By matt92037

I would do something like ths ...

I would do something like ths

https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-ultegra-r8070-di2-disc-brake-gear-kit-137776.html

you can get the dura ace kit for $1600 from the same place but you will not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 27,941
Posted By matt92037

Getting some tubeless onto to the rim can indeed...

Getting some tubeless onto to the rim can indeed be a real PITA. For really bad ones i use a little bit of yamaha tire bead lube from the motorcycle parts store + a bead jack.

as mentioned...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,905
Posted By matt92037

I have a C3 and it is a great bike. Especially...

I have a C3 and it is a great bike. Especially great considering what i paid for the frame from Excel Sports. If my timing was better i would have gotten a C5 frame for ~$1,450 when they had them. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 455,063
Posted By matt92037

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 42,335
Posted By matt92037

So true. I have not bought a complete bike since...

So true. I have not bought a complete bike since 2004. If you are adept at getting great prices on build kits from abroad it is not hard to build an equivalent bike for less money. It really,...
Forum: For Sale
06-23-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,029
Posted By matt92037

Updated photos

Updated photos
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,107
Posted By matt92037

This. If the redesign isnít a deal maker get a...

This. If the redesign isnít a deal maker get a 2019 on close out.

[qqQUOTE=Noctilux.95;20966245]I would wait for the 2020 model which is rumored to be completely redesigned.[/QUOTE]
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Forum: For Sale
06-01-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,029
Posted By matt92037

June bump

June bump
Forum: For Sale
05-17-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,029
Posted By matt92037

Price drop.

Price drop.
Forum: For Sale
04-27-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,029
Posted By matt92037

Final Price drop- 2018 Lynskey R275 Frameset 56mm Disc - Di2

Last price drop, if this thing ain’t worth $850 it will become and N+1.

I have sadly decided to move on to a frame with a higher stack height so I am selling my 56cm Lynskey R275. The R275 was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,763
Posted By matt92037

You are still missing what I am trying to say. ...

You are still missing what I am trying to say. That pic was straight off the bike stand after I built the bike. Now have different stem, different post and cut the steer tube more.

Anybody...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,763
Posted By matt92037

Try reading my other post regarding stems and...

Try reading my other post regarding stems and saddle position. Brilliant logic on sizing too. Next time I will consider getting a 70cm frame so I can ride it with a -17d stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,763
Posted By matt92037

It’s a 58cm. The tires are 28m 4000s that...

It’s a 58cm. The tires are 28m 4000s that measure out more like 30mm. I don’t think I will have any need to go bigger.

I am am still messing around with stem size, saddle position, etc (I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,763
Posted By matt92037

Still need to get it on a proper ride. 17.4lbs...

Still need to get it on a proper ride. 17.4lbs as it sits with heavy pedals and heavy 34t cassette.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,763
Posted By matt92037

I just received my C3 on Monday from Excel...

I just received my C3 on Monday from Excel sports. Smoking deal for sure! Hope to get my first ride this weekend as I have been putting it together all week. Mine is a mostly Dura Ace 9170 build...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,065
Posted By matt92037

I went through 3 sets of Pro One tubeless. I...

I went through 3 sets of Pro One tubeless. I found them easy to mount and very fast rolling. I also found them to wear fast and puncture easy. After I wear out my current set of 4000s I will try...
03-17-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,479
Posted By matt92037

If you can get a Di2 Roubaix for $3,450 that is a...

If you can get a Di2 Roubaix for $3,450 that is a smoking deal. Out of curiosity what bike do the fellas who are dissing the Specialized ride?

$3,450 and work towards getting a better wheel set...
01-31-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,799
Posted By matt92037

In my case speed suits turn on the ladies at spin...

In my case speed suits turn on the ladies at spin class.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,426
Posted By matt92037

Like many others have said, both. If you canít...

Like many others have said, both. If you canít do both now, disc brakes first because upgrading to discs down the road mean a new frame set and wheels.

I run Di2 and disc and would never fathom...
03-02-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By matt92037

I am also running 9170. I went with Pro Vibe...

I am also running 9170. I went with Pro Vibe carbon bars which have excellent internal routing. I run the bar-end junction box and placed the Bluetooth unit in the bar end just in past the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,422
Posted By matt92037

I picked up a CF3 from one of the big German...

I picked up a CF3 from one of the big German o;line shops for a decent price a while back ($180 I think). I went through the same decision process of deciding between the knock-off and real CF3 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,352
Posted By matt92037

Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,420
Posted By matt92037

Different than the pictures on the website my...

Different than the pictures on the website my R275 came with a tapered headtub and flat mount brake. Lynskeys site still has pics of the R265. Their camera must have run out of film.....

I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 455,063
Posted By matt92037

I miss the days of when 12 Meters were what was...

I miss the days of when 12 Meters were what was raced in the AC.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-17, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,107
Posted By matt92037

Those are King Ti cages. The rims are 38mm...

Those are King Ti cages. The rims are 38mm carbons from carbonbike.com. First set of road rims but I have built up 5 sets of MTB rims and they have been great.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,107
Posted By matt92037

Lynskey R275. Almost done, was supposed to...

Lynskey R275.

Almost done, was supposed to cut the steer tube today but spent the day doing major overhaul on my Ibis.

Between the Schwalbe 28's, Ergon seat post and Pro Vibe carbon bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,046
Posted By matt92037

Lot of moving parts to this issue. I remember...

Lot of moving parts to this issue. I remember wondering how the stack height on the R260 increased by the 15mm or so from the R250 when the overall measurements from the two frames did not appear to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,046
Posted By matt92037

Not sure how to describe the sensation of wheel...

Not sure how to describe the sensation of wheel flop but I will try.

When moving at slower speeds (like going up hill) and you provide minor steering input to the left letís say, the wheel will...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,046
Posted By matt92037

+1 on the Enve fork. I could see the gravel fork...

+1 on the Enve fork. I could see the gravel fork not being ideal on the R260 as The extra A2C measurement will chopper out the front end a bit. Same thing happens on MTBs when you try to throw a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By matt92037

Donít do it. Make very sure you bought the wrong...

Donít do it. Make very sure you bought the wrong size R3 first. If you did I bet you can sell your frame set for good $$ and then buy a new frame that specifically addresses the issues with the R3....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,370
Posted By matt92037

My new Lynskey R275 easily fits a Pro One 28 that...

My new Lynskey R275 easily fits a Pro One 28 that measures out at 30mm. Using calipers I measure the narrow area where the chain stays and tire converge at about 38mm or so.

I do not see myself...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 455,063
Posted By matt92037

Afternoon ride

Afternoon ride
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,352
Posted By matt92037

Here is mine all built up. I went through the...

Here is mine all built up. I went through the Lynskey trade-in program where I traded in my XL R265 for a L R275. I went with the industrial mill finish but hit it with a grey 3M pad for about an...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,420
Posted By matt92037

Posting some pics in the Lynskey thread. Should...

Posting some pics in the Lynskey thread. Should get my first ride in today.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,420
Posted By matt92037

I am talking about Holland’s and Moots that are...

I am talking about Holland’s and Moots that are lighter. But those cost much more.

I am putting the finishing touches on my build. It landed right @ 19lbs. This build isn’t about weight...
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