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02-09-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By melikebikey35

Here you go (if you are talking about...

Here you go (if you are talking about 105/Ultegra/DA calipers)...
12-27-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By melikebikey35

I could have sworn that Pinarello sized their...

I could have sworn that Pinarello sized their bikes much differently than "normal" too, but it looks like that they changed it...a size 54 has a Stack of 556 and Reach of 384. Sounds like a good...
12-26-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By melikebikey35

Wera makes some of my favorite tools...I have...

Wera makes some of my favorite tools...I have their 1/4" Zyklop socket/hex set, hex L-keys (extremely good), and a torque wrench. All of which are a pleasure to use, and very well made.

I also...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,107
Posted By melikebikey35

There is a substantial difference between the WR...

There is a substantial difference between the WR and AR, so you need to pick the one that is right for your riding conditions, and prefered tire size. With a 25mm inner width, and a 32mm outer the WR...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,421
Posted By melikebikey35

Giant and/or the shop can confirm it. The specs...

Giant and/or the shop can confirm it. The specs list it as a 30T ratchet, and EXP hub is 36T, so it is possible that it is a different design
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,107
Posted By melikebikey35

The hubs, and overall stiffness (i.e. lack...

The hubs, and overall stiffness (i.e. lack thereof). And their claimed weights are optimic at best...mine were 100g+ over.

If they were a priced ~$500 then I'd be less harsh towards them. But at...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,421
Posted By melikebikey35

Yes, there should be washer...are you sure it is...

Yes, there should be washer...are you sure it is not stuck inside the freehub? I'd imagine that Giant still uses standard DT Swiss freehubs, so I don't see why it would not have/need the washer. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,421
Posted By melikebikey35

The 240s hub uses 2 springs, while the new EXP...

The 240s hub uses 2 springs, while the new EXP version only uses 1...so, my guess is that the Giant hubs this year are based on the 240 EXP hubs.

Regarding the noise, I'd speculate that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,107
Posted By melikebikey35

I had a pair of the Hunt Aero 50s and they were...

I had a pair of the Hunt Aero 50s and they were total garbage.
I have a pair of Light Bicycles AR36 (DT 240s hubs) and they are very good.

Anything in the Falcon or Falcon Pro range will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 06:07 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,571
Posted By melikebikey35

I just bought a (refurbished) Kickr Core to...

I just bought a (refurbished) Kickr Core to replace my Snap. I was planning on waiting a few weeks to see if Wahoo or REI would have their usual Black Friday sales, but with with how quickly...
10-27-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By melikebikey35

Turbo PM vs on bike PM

I'm shopping for a new turbo, and while researching, I've noticed a lot of threads/reviews that state/complain that the turbo (Wahoo, TacX, Saris, etc.) is reading differently when compared to their...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,385
Posted By melikebikey35

I've been getting about 1,500-2,000 miles out of...

I've been getting about 1,500-2,000 miles out of a rear, and ~2,500 from the front.

Technically speaking, I could get more from them (i.e. wear markings are still very visible) but that's when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By melikebikey35

Plug your bike into this:...

Plug your bike into this: https://robertaxleproject.com/axle-finder-2/
09-23-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,909
Posted By melikebikey35

If it's a squeal, then my guess would be a shot...

If it's a squeal, then my guess would be a shot BB bearing (not the BB shell, itself). The standard Cervelo BBs (and headsets) have terrible bearings in them, so it only lasted 300 miles isn't that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,313
Posted By melikebikey35

Di2stats is the site that I was aware of, and...

Di2stats is the site that I was aware of, and what made me consider the D-fly more seriously (I should just buy the dang thing, already).
I'm starting to thing that I need to switch to a 52/36...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,313
Posted By melikebikey35

I don't have it, but have long considered getting...

I don't have it, but have long considered getting it.
I mainly want it, so that I can control my Garmin from the hood buttons, but I'm also interested in the gear tracking ability it provides (i.e....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,234
Posted By melikebikey35

I'm the same way...I agree that some bikes are...

I'm the same way...I agree that some bikes are more comfortable than others, but I've yet to ride one that I would consider uncomfortable. But I also know that "an acceptable level of comfort" is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,234
Posted By melikebikey35

I don't think I could ever bring myself to sell...

I don't think I could ever bring myself to sell mine ...it's such a joy to ride. But, the LS looks very interesting, and it seems like Factor knows how to design a bike, so it should soften the blow...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,234
Posted By melikebikey35

I'd be curious to hear what you think of the LS. ...

I'd be curious to hear what you think of the LS.
I was very much eyeing one last month, before I got my Aspero, but I'm in between a 52 and 54 and wasn't sure that I could one to work. I knew the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,772
Posted By melikebikey35

I've always done 5Nm and have never had an...

I've always done 5Nm and have never had an issue...it doesn't take much torque to keep them in place.
08-04-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By melikebikey35

You're forgetting to factor in the money that you...

You're forgetting to factor in the money that you recoup from selling the mechanical groupset...I got $800 for the last Ultegra (disc) groupset that I sold. Then I buy the Di2 stuff from Merlins,...
08-03-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By melikebikey35

From what I've seen that does seems to be the...

From what I've seen that does seems to be the norm. I think it's too much too, which is why I always buy the mechanical version, then upgrade it myself...I end up saving around $500.
More if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,673
Posted By melikebikey35

Keep in mind that the stack measurement listed...

Keep in mind that the stack measurement listed for the new SL7 is WITHOUT the top bearing cover (which you have to use), so add 10mm to the listed number to get the actual stack.

Then seat tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,772
Posted By melikebikey35

Polymers can be extremely rigid (carbon fiber is...

Polymers can be extremely rigid (carbon fiber is a polymer, afterall). Besides, the bushing on a dub BB is only (nominal) 1mm thick, so the potential for energy loss through compression is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,772
Posted By melikebikey35

Cervelo BB shells are SOLID, you don't need to...

Cervelo BB shells are SOLID, you don't need to worry about extra stiffness. The main benefit to a one-piece is that they help insure proper alignment, but a threaded two-piece will do (nealy) the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,772
Posted By melikebikey35

Ok, so I was thinking of something else (the...

Ok, so I was thinking of something else (the edges being tapered, which is normal).

Your BB looks like it came out undersized, and was then machined down to get it to the correct spec...it shows...
07-27-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,512
Posted By melikebikey35

If you are looking to do actual gravel events...

If you are looking to do actual gravel events and/or bikepacking then you'll want/need larger tires than 34mm, which is the max on the Caledonia.

I own an Aspero and am extremely happy with it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,772
Posted By melikebikey35

It is a great frame...I had one before my R5. ...

It is a great frame...I had one before my R5. Installation is very simply, and unless I'm not understanding you correctly, you have nothing to worry about regarding your BB shell.
But, yah, post a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,772
Posted By melikebikey35

It will work...I have a BBinfinite on my R5 and...

It will work...I have a BBinfinite on my R5 and Aspero.

All BB's have a slight chamfer to them in order to aid install/alignment
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,234
Posted By melikebikey35

Stiffness wise, it sounds like the Caledonia is...

Stiffness wise, it sounds like the Caledonia is definitely a step down. One article that I read stated that the Caledonia (stiffness/compliance wise) is based on the R3 Mud, and the Aspero is very...
07-24-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,355
Posted By melikebikey35

Yah, the shop that I purchased mine from was...

Yah, the shop that I purchased mine from was doing online sales only, so I didn't even get to see the bike before I bought it. I wouldn't worry about it...in this market, if you don't buy it, someone...
07-23-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,355
Posted By melikebikey35

I'll admit, I don't have a total understanding of...

I'll admit, I don't have a total understanding of the finer nuances of geometry, and their effect of ride characteristic, but I do know that the Aspero is an incredible bike...Cervelo really nailed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By melikebikey35

You'll want this one then...

You'll want this one then https://power2max.cc/collections/ngeco-road-powermeter/products/ngeco-praxis

Select the 110 BCD, then you'll have the option to add chainrings to your order.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By melikebikey35

They don't work with the 48/32 chainrings that...

They don't work with the 48/32 chainrings that come with his bike, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By melikebikey35

I'm looking into getting that crankset, with a...

I'm looking into getting that crankset, with a power meter, and it seems like the only option is to do the "factory install" thru 4iiii
07-03-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,560,008
Posted By melikebikey35

I've been struggling with my Terra, fit wise, for...

I've been struggling with my Terra, fit wise, for months now, so when I saw that my LBS had a great price on a Cervelo Aspero, I couldn't resist. It was the Apex 1 model, but I stripped it down to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20,183
Views: 4,492,799
Posted By melikebikey35

A Cervelo Aspero. It was the Apex 1 model, but...

A Cervelo Aspero. It was the Apex 1 model, but I'm only keeping the frame. It was also cheaper than buying just the frameset :)

It's been a very expensive past couple of weeks...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,042
Posted By melikebikey35

All Canyons ( and bikes, for that matter) come...

All Canyons ( and bikes, for that matter) come with spacers. Canyon lists the amount in the geometry table ( ~30mm I believe)
06-30-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 217,849
Posted By melikebikey35

I bought a new bike, for my gravel bike. I just...

I bought a new bike, for my gravel bike.
I just could not get comfortable on my Terra, and a great deal on an Apex 1 build come up, so I'm making the switch!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27,059
Views: 17,369,960
Posted By melikebikey35

I've made a couple of changes to mine recently,...

I've made a couple of changes to mine recently, so I figured it was a good time to get an updated photo

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50056462827_11a1f683bf_b.jpg
06-28-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,690
Posted By melikebikey35

Check out the Easton EC70 AX

Check out the Easton EC70 AX
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20,183
Views: 4,492,799
Posted By melikebikey35

I had to send my 3T Superergo carbon bars in for...

I had to send my 3T Superergo carbon bars in for evaluation/warranty claim (indentations form the stem), and not wanting to risk it happening again, I decided to go the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By melikebikey35

Arch support is real game changer, once you get...

Arch support is real game changer, once you get it right. Specialized insoles have worked well for me, and are cheap enough that you can experiment with them, without breaking the bank. They come...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By melikebikey35

Most likely causes are, not enough arch support...

Most likely causes are, not enough arch support and cleat placement. I'd start by adjusting your cleat...rotate it so that your heel is pointed more inward (towards the frame), and make sure it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By melikebikey35

The Terra is the bike that is too high and too...

The Terra is the bike that is too high and too short...and I'm out of spacers to remove. I'll try to source a lower headset cover in order to get me another ~5mm of drop, and see if that helps.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By melikebikey35

No issues with the saddle. It's just the stack...

No issues with the saddle.
It's just the stack and reach...too high and too short, which leads to me hunching over, which leads to extra stain on my shoulders and lower back.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By melikebikey35

I couldn't find the R5 fork length, either so I...

I couldn't find the R5 fork length, either so I left it at 396 that was listed. But I just measured it, and the 386 that you entered is correct. And I'm sure about the stems...I guess it forever be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By melikebikey35

I've used that stem comparison tool..it tells me...

I've used that stem comparison tool..it tells me that everything should be equal.

Then, I just ran the two bikes through Bikegeo, and this is what it gave me......
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By melikebikey35

I've measured the saddle position...

I've measured the saddle position (height/setback) many, many times, and everything checks out. And my body lets me know pretty quickly is something is off with my saddle, so I'm confident that those...
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