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02-22-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Matt Gaunt

IIRC the 2012 S2 came with a 3T branded fork with...

IIRC the 2012 S2 came with a 3T branded fork with a straight 1 1/8 carbon steerer - not sure about the 2013 model. As fietsbob suggests, it's definitely worth contacting Cervelo; they might even have...
02-22-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Lovely choice. Good luck with the build. :thumb:

Lovely choice. Good luck with the build. :thumb:
02-22-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Just in case you decide not to try the cage...

Just in case you decide not to try the cage exchange with your 5700 mech (or it doesn't work), it looks like you can still pick up new 5700 105 GS cage rear mechs on Wiggle and Chain Reaction (and...
02-22-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By Matt Gaunt

You can fit the 6800-based crank arm power meter...

You can fit the 6800-based crank arm power meter without issue because the Hollowtech II fitting is the same as that used on your R8000 chainset (and as is used on all Hollowtech II chainsets). I've...
02-22-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I have had very good results by using Shimano's...

I have had very good results by using Shimano's own SP-41 cable grease, which you can buy in small (and, unfortunately, expensive) tubs. I justify using it by the fact you use so little for each...
02-21-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Matt Gaunt

:thumb: Good news.

:thumb:

Good news.
02-20-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I think you're saying that you've already had the...

I think you're saying that you've already had the recall work done and you're not satisfied with that job which was carried out by your LBS. I'm guessing that you don't have another (different)...
02-20-19, 05:49 AM
02-20-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Matt Gaunt

:roflmao2: Excellent response!

:roflmao2:

Excellent response!
02-19-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yes, it's a shame Shimano has all but abandoned...

Yes, it's a shame Shimano has all but abandoned triple configurations at the more performance end of its line-up. You could always buy a complete Tiagra 4703 triple groupset though. It depends what...
02-19-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By Matt Gaunt

This is good advice. I also replace 11 speed...

This is good advice.

I also replace 11 speed chains at 0.5% (this is Shimano's recommendation FWIW) but 10 speed (and fewer) at 0.75%. I usually end up getting roughly 3000 miles out of a chain...
02-18-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By Matt Gaunt

This is a great post. :thumb:

This is a great post. :thumb:
02-18-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Just to be clear, I have not come across this on...

Just to be clear, I have not come across this on a left hand ST-6600. However, I have come across it quite a few times on right hand ST-6600 levers and have managed to rectify the issue on each...
02-15-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I can confirm this will work. I have Ksyrium...

I can confirm this will work. I have Ksyrium Elites from 2004 that accept 11s Shimano/SRAM cassettes (as well as newer Ksyrium SLs from roughly the same era as the ESs the OP has).

I believe the...
12-04-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,387
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I've also heard of using teflon tape as a...

I've also heard of using teflon tape as a substitute for anti-seize on bottom bracket threads. I did consider using it when building up my new Ti frame earlier this year, however, I came across...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Absolutely fair enough. Good luck and as others...

Absolutely fair enough. Good luck and as others have said, don't miss out on the opportunity to make more by selling individual parts. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,158
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yes. This. What's interesting is that a...

Yes. This.

What's interesting is that a Belgium+ (internal width of 20.5mm) is being recommended for use with a 23mm tyre. That is considerably wider than the H Plus Son Archetype rim I am running...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Matt Gaunt

You say you're considering selling. FWIW unless...

You say you're considering selling. FWIW unless you're desperate to sell for the cash, space, upgradeitis etc. (in which case, fair enough), I'd keep it. The value of your lovely sounding bike to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yep, I agree with this. I don't use the climbing...

Yep, I agree with this. I don't use the climbing page very much at all though so it doesn't bother me at all. I still love my Bolt.
11-29-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yes, these are interesting threads/articles. It's...

Yes, these are interesting threads/articles. It's a shame for the OP that none of them address front shifter cable pull (only rear).

When I get chance, I'll measure my systems' front shifter...
11-29-18, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Good stuff. Let us know how you get on. I've...

Good stuff. Let us know how you get on.

I've never seen any pull ratio charts but that doesn't mean they don't exist :)
11-28-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By Matt Gaunt

You're alright mate. No problem. What I'm...

You're alright mate. No problem.

What I'm talking about here is that the gear shifter cable pull ratios are common between the 5600 and 6600 groupsets. You could even use the Dura-Ace 7800 if you...
11-28-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By Matt Gaunt

When you say not compatible, what do you mean...

When you say not compatible, what do you mean exactly? I'm not being obtuse, I just want to understand where you're coming from.

As far as I know:

the ST-5600 is compatible with double and...
11-28-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By Matt Gaunt

You could replace your 105 shifters with Ultegra...

You could replace your 105 shifters with Ultegra ST-6600 shifters. They are the equivalent series to your 5600 105 and are interchangeable as far as operation is concerned (the finish might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Matt Gaunt

You're right, UK cycling consumers have had a...

You're right, UK cycling consumers have had a very good run in terms of low prices, healthy competition among retailers and a good mix of high street and online shops. That said, the current trend of...
10-03-18, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Do the levers still function, i.e. do they both...

Do the levers still function, i.e. do they both still a) move freely and b) operate the index mechanism inside the shifter?
08-23-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Matt Gaunt

You definitely don't want to get into the habit...

You definitely don't want to get into the habit of having 1 inch of vertical movement due to slack at any point in the chain IMHO. I try not to run any more than 0.5 inches as I've had chains jump...
07-25-18, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Depending on the style of your crank, you could...

Depending on the style of your crank, you could try a gear puller (probably a three-arm type if your crank is a five-arm type so that there are gaps through which the puller can fit).

There's a...
12-25-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,752
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Correct. As well as the Attack, the SRAM Rocket...

Correct. As well as the Attack, the SRAM Rocket was also available in trigger and Gripshift versions, both with a 2:1 actuation ratio for use with Shimano derailleurs. I still run Gripshift 2:1...
11-21-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,174
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Or use a FlightDeck if you have compatible...

Or use a FlightDeck if you have compatible shifters... :thumb:
10-26-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,597
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yep, exactly. Even though the OP may never use...

Yep, exactly. Even though the OP may never use that gear combination, it would be pretty bad for him to find out he couldn't by accidently shifting to it and ripping off his rear mech in the process.
10-26-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,603
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yes, I had these on my Raleigh as part of the...

Yes, I had these on my Raleigh as part of the Altus groupset it came with and the shifters gave up in similar fashion to the one you describe. You can douse them with WD-40 / GT85 and that will keep...
10-26-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,397
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Some coat their chains with melted wax. I've not...

Some coat their chains with melted wax. I've not heard of people using melted grease though.
10-26-17, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,597
Posted By Matt Gaunt

This explanation is spot on. Broken down a bit,...

This explanation is spot on. Broken down a bit, as long as:


1) your front mech has a great enough capacity for the 50-32 chainring combination you're running (see below); and
2) your rear mech...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-17, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,157
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yep, my Vertigo (second iteration but not the...

Yep, my Vertigo (second iteration but not the 2.0) has no adjustability to the ear straps. I've never had an issue with it and the Vertigo is a great helmet for me, but that's a pretty obvious...
04-26-17, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Most Miche hubs (including the Primato track...

Most Miche hubs (including the Primato track hubs, which I have) use sealed cartridge bearings and AFAIK so do Formula hubs...
04-26-17, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Matt Gaunt

A very helpful review and I'm glad you found a...

A very helpful review and I'm glad you found a good, cost-effective solution to your discomfort.


It's worth noting that the 5700 (and 6700 Ultegra and 7900 Dura-Ace) series levers did have quite...
04-13-17, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By Matt Gaunt

I have 6603 cranks on two of my bikes, both of...

I have 6603 cranks on two of my bikes, both of which run 10s Ultegra cassettes and chains. Installing a new chain and cassette on either bike means perfect shifting and consistent cog/chain meshing...
08-01-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yep, I've had one for a long time. I think it's...

Yep, I've had one for a long time. I think it's pretty useful and I would buy another immediately (in fact, I lost one and did buy another!).
12-15-15, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Such an excellent tumblr page. Thanks for the...

Such an excellent tumblr page. Thanks for the laughs.
11-29-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Not a lot to go on here but M560 is a Deore LX...

Not a lot to go on here but M560 is a Deore LX group from the early/mid 90s and its rear hub has a freehub body designed to accept 7 speed cassettes. It won't support an 11 speed cassette, nor will...
11-29-15, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By Matt Gaunt

This. I had the same symptoms the OP...

This.

I had the same symptoms the OP describes on the right lever of an Ultegra group and sprayed GT85 in there. I don't know if you guys call it GT85 but it's essentially WD-40 with some PTFE...
11-22-15, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,997
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yep. I mis-read that. Apologies, nfmisso. Agreed...

Yep. I mis-read that. Apologies, nfmisso. Agreed that you should start a new cassette of with a new chain. :beer:
11-20-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Exceptional knowledge. :beer:

Exceptional knowledge. :beer:
11-20-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,997
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Ish. If you look after your drivetrain, there is...

Ish. If you look after your drivetrain, there is absolutely no need to replace the cassette every time you change chain. Of course, if you let the chain wear beyond, say 1.25% or 1.5% then sure, you...
11-20-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,396
Posted By Matt Gaunt

This. I've always preferred the multi-directional...

This. I've always preferred the multi-directional chains and while war stories from the unidirectional crowd are rare, you do hear them. I still run 6600 Ultegra on a couple of my rides and I would...
11-15-15, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Matt Gaunt

jinghung, welcome to BF! Some thoughts which...

jinghung, welcome to BF!

Some thoughts which may help you track down the annoying clicking sound:

How have you deduced that the sound is coming from your front rim and for example, not the...
11-15-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,587
Posted By Matt Gaunt

This.

This.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2,836
Views: 314,900
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Amen! I rued the day I missed getting a post in...

Amen! I rued the day I missed getting a post in this thread before the 1stL!
06-19-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yes, good point. FYI and at the risk of...

Yes, good point.

FYI and at the risk of shooting myself in the foot by revealing my source, Ribble still stock OEM 6600 chains at a very good price.
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