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Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By Mattyb13

Help! Under seat mount for tail light?

Have a 2021 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Pro
currently using the Trek/Bontrager Flare rear tail light. Love it for its size, lightweight, and run time. Have it mounted to my seat post currently. Looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Mattyb13

SRAM Force Road; New Brake Pads ?'s

Hi Friends,
Quick question RE: SRAM FORCE ROAD Brake Pads. Been running the black metallic pads on my 2021 Tarmac. Installed new pads this weekend. Same material/pads. Do I need to follow the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By Mattyb13

SRAM Force Road; New Brake Pads ?'s

Hi Friends,
Quick question RE: SRAM FORCE ROAD Brake Pads. Been running the black metallic pads on my 2021 Tarmac. Installed new pads this weekend. Same material/pads. Do I need to follow the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Mattyb13

Troul great advice and you were dead right. My...

Troul great advice and you were dead right. My Power meter battery was dead and my Bolt was telling me to change the battery. Super appreciate the advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Mattyb13

Wahoo Element Bolt Questions?

Hi fellow Roadies,
I have been using the Wahoo Element Bolt for 2 years. Love it. Having a small issue that seems software related. I have performed all software updates properly. However, no...
05-21-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Mattyb13

Polaris OBark thanks for the reply. Yes, removed...

Polaris OBark thanks for the reply. Yes, removed the retainter clips.
05-21-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Mattyb13

Ultegra Stuck Disc Pins. Please help!

2019 Tarmac,
Ultegra 8070 Discs.
Take great care of the bike.
Was time for new brake pads. HOWEVER, the little flathead pins that hold the disc brake pads in are completely frozen in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By Mattyb13

Thank you for the feedback.

Thank you for the feedback.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By Mattyb13

SRAM Force AXS 1x12 noisy

Hello cycling friends. I have a 2021 Specialized Tarmac PRO w/SRAM Force AXS 1x12. Roughly 5000 miles on the bike. I keep the thing fairly immaculate, especially the drivetrain. Original...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,106
Posted By Mattyb13

Understand its all situational, but I have 4000+...

Understand its all situational, but I have 4000+ miles on my GP5000's. According to the wear indicators they have plenty of life left in them, and still feel great. I have had one flat in 4000...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Mattyb13

Totally get that, but seems interesting that they...

Totally get that, but seems interesting that they would list the front wheel with the white lettering but not the back? I dunno.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Mattyb13

Roval Wheelset question.

Have the 2021 Specialized Tarmac SL7 PRO in White. Loving the look I am seeing out there of the raised white lettering on Roval wheels.
How can I purchase a full set of Roval Rapide wheels with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,563
Posted By Mattyb13

Specialized Tarmac SL7 Stem length change?

Have a couple thousand miles on my Tarmac SL7 Pro w/100mm Stem stock stem. Like to come down to a 90mm stem to tighten up the cockpit just a little. Question for those with experience with this... ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,101
Posted By Mattyb13

I love Supacaz tape. Comfy, grippy and cool. ...

I love Supacaz tape. Comfy, grippy and cool. However, its pretty tough to get it to lay down properly on the tight bends of my Aerofly II bars. Anyone have any suggestions here?
Im considering...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By Mattyb13

This is great advice and I completely agree. I am...

This is great advice and I completely agree. I am going to go with all new rotors and pads all the way around, start from scratch and hopefully that fixes this. Good call also on checking the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By Mattyb13

I have been using the Organic/black pads. I have...

I have been using the Organic/black pads. I have been sanding my rotors with 150 grit, and then cleaning them with alcohol. I have heard about acetate working but I have not tried that yet. Also...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By Mattyb13

SRAM Force Disc woes continue

No matter how many times I try, I continue to have howling from my Force Disc brakes on my SL7 Pro Tarmac. I clean, and bed in properly repeatedly, but they just howl. I am going to try one more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,571
Posted By Mattyb13

Sram force brake help help help please!

Well the horrible foghorn sounding SRAM FORCE BRAKES saga continues!
I am:
1. COMPLETELY STUMPED
2. COMPLETELY FRUSTRATED!
WITH gloves on so as not to touch the rotors or pads.Pulled the rotors....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Mattyb13

SoSmellyAir that is exactly the problem, and...

SoSmellyAir that is exactly the problem, and yes-- I am using the Ultralight stand. I love the stand otherwise but does not interract with my seatpost well at all. Very awkward setup currently...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Mattyb13

My mistake... I am using the Ultralight Feedback...

My mistake... I am using the Ultralight Feedback stand. Thx.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Mattyb13

Home Repair stand suggestion?

Currently using the Feedback Sprint, which I have loved but the clamp does not hold the post on my SL7 Tarmac correctly. I have to fold the arm of my stand in to get it to grip my seatpost properly,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,166
Posted By Mattyb13

Some great hot weather tips in here. I am on the...

Some great hot weather tips in here. I am on the Gulf Coast of Florida, so some pretty hot rides for me.
Here is what I do...
Hydrate the day and night before.
Cold Water bottles.
One...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,571
Posted By Mattyb13

thanks hmorneau. Im gonna try this tonight. Its...

thanks hmorneau. Im gonna try this tonight. Its war!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,571
Posted By Mattyb13

New rotors and pads. Bed them in... they howl...

New rotors and pads. Bed them in... they howl horribly. bring it to the shop where they sand the rotors, and replace the pads with new quiet organic pads. Bed them in again, and they howl...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,571
Posted By Mattyb13

Appreciate the great feedback on my SRAM Force...

Appreciate the great feedback on my SRAM Force Brakes. They are still giving me fits. Honestly terrible braking. Ready to bring it to a shop and just say "FIX IT!".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Mattyb13

SRAM Force AXS 1x12. New Chain Sizing?

2021 Specialized Tarmac Pro w/SRAM Force AXS 1x12. SRAM Force AXS 12sp w/flattop cain, Love it.
Time for a new chain. Need some advice on what the best method for sizing a chain is for this...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,571
Posted By Mattyb13

Thanks. I loosened the bleed screw, and tried to...

Thanks. I loosened the bleed screw, and tried to push the pistons back with the bleed screw out. Helped a little but still have some rubbing. Im wondering if I need to do this again? Dont want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,571
Posted By Mattyb13

Thanks Elvo. Tried. Didnt work. Cant back the...

Thanks Elvo. Tried. Didnt work. Cant back the pistons off far enough. Hmmm?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,571
Posted By Mattyb13

SRAM Force Road Disc Brake Pad ?'s

2021 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Pro.
SRAM Force Disc Brakes.
Brake pads needed replacing. Replacing with SRAM OEM Pads.
At full open I have some rub and my wheel does not want so spin free. is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By Mattyb13

Tarmac SL7 Cockpit question?

Recently picked up a 'new to me' Tarmac SL7 Pro w/SRAM Force Etap 1x12. 54cm. I am 5'-10" and I have only ever ridden 54cm bikes. Ride about 100-150 miles/week. Flat terrain.
Absolutely love...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,197
Posted By Mattyb13

Good call WhyFi. Specialized Tarmac SL7 Pro...

Good call WhyFi. Specialized Tarmac SL7 Pro coming my way. Looking for a mounting solution for my Wahoo Bolt that works with the Aerofly bars and puts the computer out front similar to the stock...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,197
Posted By Mattyb13

Wahoo Bolt Mount for new SL7 bars or stem?

I have on its way a 'new to me' SL7. Pretty Excited. I dont think my stock Out Front Mount that came with my Wahoo Bolt will work with the Aero bars on the SL7? Looking for recommendations? I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By Mattyb13

OP, not sure if you found what you are looking...

OP, not sure if you found what you are looking for but there is an amazing Bianchi dealer here in the Tampa, FL area called Kafe Racer. Gorgeous Shop. Loads of Bianchi. Good Luck.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,318
Posted By Mattyb13

Nope, not latex. Ultra light thermoplastic....

Nope, not latex. Ultra light thermoplastic. https://www.tubolito.com/en/
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,318
Posted By Mattyb13

Tubolito Tubes? Experiences? Opinions?

Looking for opinions on and, experiences with Tubolito tubes? Covid boredom has me looking for some budget friendly upgrades that I could actually feel in the performance of my bike. I see these...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mattyb13

Cassette Replacement timing?

2017 Specialized Diverge.
105 W/Ultegra Cassette and chain.
Florida, so flat and relatively consistent speeds. No climbing, and I'm a gentle shifter.
125-175 miles a week average. All road...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Mattyb13

I live in Florida and after a few weeks my bike...

I live in Florida and after a few weeks my bike gets to looking pretty grubby and if I end up riding in the wet... very grubby, and sandy which makes me nuts. I really want to give it a quick bath...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Mattyb13

Disc Brakes. Thanks.

Disc Brakes. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Mattyb13

Maintenance wash question...?

Every few weeks I put my bike on the stand, remove wheels/chain/brake pads and give it a good degrease and bath with proper bike or car soap. Then Dry, reassemble, lube and I'm off. Had a grubby...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Mattyb13

11-speed Freehub advice...

2017 Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon
DT Swiss R470db wheels w/Axis hubs.
OEM DT Swiss 11 speed 3-pawl Freehub (I THINK!) Freehub is unbranded but my research suggests DT Swiss OEM.
~5000 Miles. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,833
Posted By Mattyb13

Shimano Pulley wheel compatibility?

Getting ready to replace my rear deraileur pulley wheels in my Diverge with 5000 miles on it.
105 11-speed Groupset.

Question:
I think I know this answer but, if I wanted to put slightly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Mattyb13

"In search of" allowed here?

Im looking for a very specific road bike. Brand, Model, Color, Size. I have been scouring shops across the country for a couple of months. Is it ok to post here in hopes that one of the members...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,270
Posted By Mattyb13

Turbo Cotton VS. Conti GP5000?

Love my Turbo Cottons but I just got another flat and I am ready to try another tire. Very interested in the Conti GP5000. I know there are tons of opinions out there and even more great tires....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,980
Posted By Mattyb13

Lots of good stuff out there but I have had great...

Lots of good stuff out there but I have had great success with Supacaz. Great colors ultra tacky, and comfy.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,898
Posted By Mattyb13

100% agree. Killing me.

100% agree. Killing me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By Mattyb13

I wear Flight Jackets and Jawbreakers with Prizm...

I wear Flight Jackets and Jawbreakers with Prizm Road and Prizm Road Black lenses every day. If you need one lense, the standard Prizm Road lenses are an epic all around choice. You wont regret...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Mattyb13

Upgraded replacement Pulley wheels?

2017 Specialized Diverge Comp carbon.
105 11sp Groupset
ultegra 11-28 cassette
Praxis 50/34 chainrings
Dura Ace chain.
Taken this bike in the road vs. gravel direction. ~4500 miles on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Mattyb13

Rear Deraileur question...

2017 Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon w/105-long cage-11 speed rear derailleur.

Been researching the Ultegra stuff. Hoping the more experienced on this forum can help me understand the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,939
Posted By Mattyb13

Praxis Zayante cranks- CREAKING!

2017 Specialized Diverge w/Praxis Zayante crankset and Praxis BB30 BB. All road riding. 50/34 if that matters. Probably 1000 miles since my lbs tuned my bike. I do my best to keep my bike very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Mattyb13

Opinions on Vittoria Corsa 2.0?

Currently using Specialized Turbo Cotton 26's on my 2017 Specialized Diverge. All pavement riding. Starting to look at my next set of tires. Love the Turbo Cottons but also interested in the Corsa...
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