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01-27-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Metis

Looks like there is way more going on in there...

Looks like there is way more going on in there than the parts kit I found. Sure would be nice if the shift mechanism popped in and out easily.
01-26-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Metis

Good thinking, going to take a look to see if it...

Good thinking, going to take a look to see if it has the guide holes.
01-25-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Metis

Converting Sram Hydraulic Shifters to/from 1x and 2x

I have the latest Sram Rival 1 group which has no front derailleur or shift paddle on the left shifter/hood. From what I see the left shifter is the same as a regular 2x shifter just without the SRAM...
08-19-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Metis

To clear this up I got a definitive answer from...

To clear this up I got a definitive answer from Specialized:

"It uses the OSBB carbon shell. I tend to favor the stuff from Wheels Manufacturing. You can use any of their PF30 options with this...
08-15-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Metis

Thanks for the link. Really hoping it is a...

Thanks for the link. Really hoping it is a regular BB30 so I can just push in the clips and bearings.

Hoping someone out there has seen the 2019 model and can confirm. Want to get out riding this...
08-14-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Metis

'18-19 Specialized Crux BB for SRAM?

Just ordered a new 2019 Crux and want to swap the stock Praxis Works crankset with my SRAM Force 1 crankset. Anyone know what bottom bracket need? Last years model had he SRAM cranksets and it should...
Forum: Want To Buy
08-07-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By Metis

WTB: Cyclocross bike w/ 28.5" or smaller standover

Looking to find my girlfriend a used disc brake cyclocross bike with a standover of less than 28.5". Seems hard to find, it looks like Felt is the best bet but I really don't want to shell out $2000...
07-20-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By Metis

Merckx TT & Pads

Many of our local races are experimenting with the Merckx TT model. The definition is typically: "Standard bikes, standard drop bars, no aero bars, mass start wheels, no aero helmets." The whole idea...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 611,587
Posted By Metis

Was this for sale off the shelf or part of their...

Was this for sale off the shelf or part of their behind the scenes assembly kit?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Metis

Sounds good, thanks for the replies all!

Sounds good, thanks for the replies all!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Metis

It's a Specialized Power with hollow titanium...

It's a Specialized Power with hollow titanium rails. The shell/body is made of carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Metis

Bent saddle or normal?

Just picked up a used saddle for my road bike. It was advertised as a take-off and the first thing I did was check to see if it was level. I tested it out on a couple different surfaces with the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,031
Posted By Metis

Castelli makes one called the San Remo Speedsuit...

Castelli makes one called the San Remo Speedsuit that is sewn together in the back but opens up in the front like a regular jersey. It has the traditional three pocket design in the back but no bib...
04-12-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,949
Posted By Metis

As you said I think it's a "trend" the...

As you said I think it's a "trend" the manufacturers are marketing.

If I were to buy a 1x gravel bike it would be for the ease and simplicity of having a single chainring with no shifters or...
04-12-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By Metis

Some CX sizing/practice questions

Assuming someone is in-between sizes is there any advantage to having the larger or smaller of frame options for cyclocross racing? I know the trend in road is sizing down and adding a huge stem/seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By Metis

Trunk them. Last summer I drove a newer Camry...

Trunk them. Last summer I drove a newer Camry down the whole West Coast and put 2 bikes (58cm and 52cm Spec) in the trunk. We just used a blanket between the frames and I put my nice wheels in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,269
Posted By Metis

Totally enough space.

Totally enough space.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,117
Posted By Metis

My rear shift/brake 6800 lever broke a few weeks...

My rear shift/brake 6800 lever broke a few weeks ago and I had to use the R8000 lever from my new road bike as a temporary workaround. It shifted perfectly for hundreds of miles. I'm pretty sure the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Metis

If you didn't already list this, I'd definitely...

If you didn't already list this, I'd definitely do it together because shipping on each individual component will probably eat into your profits.
04-06-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Metis

Awesome, sounds pretty straightforward. Thanks!

Awesome, sounds pretty straightforward. Thanks!
04-06-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Metis

Make a Wolf Tooth 1x or buy a Sram 1x?

My newly acquired '15 Crux came equipped with an 11spd Sram Red group set with an S-Works 46/36 double carbon crankset. I'd like to try a 1x11 system for fun and it looks like I have two options:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Metis

I'm 6'1" and 158lbs. Castelli size medium fit...

I'm 6'1" and 158lbs. Castelli size medium fit really snug for the first few weeks and then loosen up nicely. I can even get into their size small speed/skin suits comfortably. They use a mesh fabric...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By Metis

Anyone switch from SIDI with good results? SIDI Level any good?

A while back someone suggested I try out SIDI as my first road shoe and I never looked back. I've been riding the 3-strap velcro Sidi Zeta shoes for over 5 years now and they're finally starting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By Metis

Yoeleo 27mm wide wheelset?

Anyone try the 27mm wide Yoeleo wheels or have any insights? Says they're for cyclocross in the browser tab but I was thinking about picking up a pair for the upcoming race season. Side note it looks...
02-11-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Metis

Alright, it's spinning pretty smoothly after...

Alright, it's spinning pretty smoothly after reassembly so I'll give it some miles and see how it holds! If it starts grinding or gets loose again then maybe some new pedals.
02-11-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Metis

It was fairly bent out of shape when it came off,...

It was fairly bent out of shape when it came off, to the point where it wasn't snugly fit on the spindle. Tried bending it back a bit to make it tighter but it wasn't 100%. The little clip goes in...
02-11-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Metis

Shimano small parts available anywhere?

My Dura-Ace PD-9000 pedals developed some play and taking apart the spindle assembly showed wear on the little circlip / snap ring that holds the ball bearings in place (the ball bearings were shot...
02-04-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By Metis

Thanks for the reply, it looks like you're right....

Thanks for the reply, it looks like you're right. The M30 BB measures 46mm on the smooth sections/bottom of the notches but is 48mm at the tops of the notches/widest part (if that made any sense)....
02-03-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By Metis

Praxis m30 bb - what external cup tool do I need?

Removing my Praxis Works M30 bottom bracket from a Specialized Tarmac and want to know what tool I need to take off the external cups. Searching around yielded the "Praxis M30 Bottom Bracket Tool"...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,494
Posted By Metis

Just to make sure I answered OPs question, I'm...

Just to make sure I answered OPs question, I'm using the Zefal HPX and it doesn't require any frame pegs. Mine has two contact points and holds in nicely with the big spring. I guess the worst case...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-17, 11:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,494
Posted By Metis

I'm glad someone else thinks the frame pump looks...

I'm glad someone else thinks the frame pump looks okay on a modern bike. I gave up with the mini pump, those things are a total joke.

And you're right, the saddle does look pretty tilted. I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,709
Posted By Metis

My Ultegra rear shift cable usually frays in 3-4...

My Ultegra rear shift cable usually frays in 3-4 months. Last time I tried using some Shimano Cable Grease...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,494
Posted By Metis

I use a newer style Zefal pump on my 2013 Allez...

I use a newer style Zefal pump on my 2013 Allez without any straps or pegs. The compression spring is more than enough to keep it in place despite bumps and jumps. It looks a bit strange with the...
12-13-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By Metis

It does look really similar, especially the...

It does look really similar, especially the seat/chain stays. Looks like their factory is 571 miles from where the picture was taken.

https://i.imgur.com/cFBoNu1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By Metis

I had a 143mm Toupe Pro for many years and...

I had a 143mm Toupe Pro for many years and finally got fed up with discomfort - mostly numbness if the ride was too long or aggressive. Did the Specialized Ass-O-Meter and they decided I needed a...
12-13-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By Metis

Pretty sure this is Colfax, Iowa sometime right...

Pretty sure this is Colfax, Iowa sometime right around 1900. Were department store bikes the thing back then?
12-13-17, 12:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By Metis

Guess my great grandpa was a teacher's pet. ...

Guess my great grandpa was a teacher's pet.

https://i.imgur.com/AR0psrk.jpg
12-12-17, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By Metis

Any vintage cycle enthusiasts know this bike?

Looking through some old family photos and came across this. I'm guessing this is from right around the turn of the century because it looks like my great grandpa and he fought in WWI. Any chance...
12-11-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By Metis

Nothing more frustrating than crawling around the...

Nothing more frustrating than crawling around the floor trying to work on a bike.
12-11-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By Metis

Ride it with the plug for sure. You should be...

Ride it with the plug for sure. You should be able to install the plug and remove it later - or get a $10 non-star plug that just expands that is easier to remove. The manual for my new Specialized...
12-07-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By Metis

I've found a lot of the online retailers cut and...

I've found a lot of the online retailers cut and paste their descriptions and grab stock images for their pictures. It gets confusing because some will list 9-10 an others 10-11 like you said. So...
12-06-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,316
Posted By Metis

Not sure if this is helps but last winter I rode...

Not sure if this is helps but last winter I rode with play in the hubs for several months without any noticeable difference. Took it to a bike shop and they couldn't figure out why the wheel shimmied...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Metis

Definitely take them to a seamstress that has...

Definitely take them to a seamstress that has worked with 4-way stretch fabric and has a surger sewing machine for the lycra. I had some bibshorts repaired earlier this year for $25 and they are 100%...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Metis

If you haven't tried them, pickup some Velotoze....

If you haven't tried them, pickup some Velotoze. They are fragile but can last a long time if used with talcum powder and the base doesn't get scuffed up on the concrete. They're basically just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By Metis

You definitely made the right choice. I really...

You definitely made the right choice. I really doubt the technology in the frames changed too much. I have a 2014 Allez DSW and it feels the same as most recent iterations of the Allez before the...
12-05-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By Metis

No response from H Plus Son on the matter. Before...

No response from H Plus Son on the matter. Before these rims I had some Velocity A23s and they never had this issue - I don't quite understand why these ones take on so much water.

From this FLO...
12-02-17, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By Metis

H Plus Son Archetype: Lots of water in the rims

Went on a rainy ride Thanksgiving and when I came home there was some serious sloshing in the wheels. Pulled the tire off the rim and there was about 1/4 cup of water! This wasn't just a wet inner...
11-28-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,381
Posted By Metis

So basically find a really thin wedge ring with...

So basically find a really thin wedge ring with the same OD and ID as the bottom of the bearing cover/conical spacer to mimic the fit. That's a good idea, makes sense to me. Then all I need to find a...
11-28-17, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,381
Posted By Metis

So nothing came up with "Tange Seiki IS2-01A" but...

So nothing came up with "Tange Seiki IS2-01A" but I got close on the Tange website. There is a really small imprint on the inside of the rubber piece in the bearing cover/top cover/conical cone that...
11-27-17, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,381
Posted By Metis

Haha yeah that sounds about right! I'm going to...

Haha yeah that sounds about right! I'm going to keep searching around at Specialized dealers to see if anyone has one sitting around. I guess they have to order the whole headset otherwise.
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