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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19,470
Views: 4,101,443
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: 6
Views: 191
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: 692
Views: 144,069
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: 26,798
Views: 16,793,472
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: 527
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: 19,470
Views: 4,101,443
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: 9
Views: 358
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: 9
Views: 358
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: 496
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: 496
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: 496
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: 496
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: 496
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 496
Posted By melikebikey35

I'm referring to the headset (bearing) top cap,...

I'm referring to the headset (bearing) top cap, which is under the stem and spacer, not the compression plug top cap...I understand that that has no effect on stack height. Setback was set from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 496
Posted By melikebikey35

A more upright "gravel" position doesn't work for...

A more upright "gravel" position doesn't work for me...my road fit is what is comfortable to me. Plus, I'm not doing anything super technical so there is no/need benefit to altering my position. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 496
Posted By melikebikey35

The BB drop is actually less on the Terra (70mm...

The BB drop is actually less on the Terra (70mm vs 72mm).
Plus, since all measurements are taken from BB center, it shouldn't have any effect...or does it?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 496
Posted By melikebikey35

I've been fitted before, and the R5 is spot on. ...

I've been fitted before, and the R5 is spot on.
There is only a 5mm difference in the EFF of the two bikes (548 vs 543), due to the slightly steeper ST angle of the Terra, and is account for with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 496
Posted By melikebikey35

My brain hurts...a geometry conundrum

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why the fit on my two bikes do not match.

The two bikes in question are:
Cervelo R5: Stack: 548mm, plus 10mm top cap, 10mm spacer, 100mm -6 stem. The...
06-24-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By melikebikey35

The issue with GXP is in the bearing design, and...

The issue with GXP is in the bearing design, and Sram's less-than stellar tolerances. One side is fixed, and the other is free-floating...combine that with, poor tolerances (crank and BB) and...
06-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By melikebikey35

I would never buy a bike with BB90. There are...

I would never buy a bike with BB90. There are just too many potential issues with it, and too many other bikes out there, to risk it. Trek dropped it for a reason.
Then, throwing in a GXP crankset...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,182
Posted By melikebikey35

Another option is to move one of the 5mm spacers...

Another option is to move one of the 5mm spacers underneath the stem, then flip the stem. Assuming that is a 6 degree stem, the fit would be nearly identical.

It would still give you (and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,607
Posted By melikebikey35

I'm guessing it's a fake, as well. The paint...

I'm guessing it's a fake, as well.
The paint job is horrendous, and nobody paints a frame with the derailleur hanger on it. Definitely send it back, if you can.
06-09-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By melikebikey35

I would rule out the Niner, simply because it is...

I would rule out the Niner, simply because it is steel and is, more or less, the same price as the other two. And it's not like you are getting a better groupset, either. And carbon will also...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,216
Posted By melikebikey35

The new handlebars have the same problem as your...

The new handlebars have the same problem as your previous ones: an old school shape, which leads to the same problem with hood placement.
Just buy a modern, alloy, compact handlebar...something like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,216
Posted By melikebikey35

You need to go lower and longer in the front. ...

You need to go lower and longer in the front. Doing so will allow/force you to rotate your hips forward, which will help straighten your spine and reduce tension in your neck and shoulders. .
Start...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By melikebikey35

I definitely would not spend the money on ceramic...

I definitely would not spend the money on ceramic bearings, especially for a BB86/sram combo.

Then, actually, the Sram BB that you originally listed will work for a BB86...the BB86.5 that they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By melikebikey35

BB86 and Sram don't get along very well...it's a...

BB86 and Sram don't get along very well...it's a Shimano standard that was designed for 24mm spindles. In order to fit a DUB (29mm) spindle, the area between the inner and outer races of the...
05-29-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By melikebikey35

Same...I always grease mine. I also keep a...

Same...I always grease mine.

I also keep a bottle of Loctite 641 handy, incase of any creaking (haven't had to use it, though)
05-19-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By melikebikey35

Carbon paste is for carbon-on-carbon applications...

Carbon paste is for carbon-on-carbon applications in order to prevent slipping.
05-19-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By melikebikey35

Bottle cage bolts are usually 2Nm...aka, just...

Bottle cage bolts are usually 2Nm...aka, just past finger tight. Most torque wrenches aren't very accurate that low, so no need to use one.

And be sure to put some kind of anti-seize/grease on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By melikebikey35

The saddle is the same (Airone Evo) on both...

The saddle is the same (Airone Evo) on both bikes. The adjustment range on it isn't the largest, so it's not as extreme as it wounds. But the difference between the two is larger than I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By melikebikey35

But they affect how your body interacts with...

But they affect how your body interacts with those numbers. Different seat tube angles will put your body in different places in relation to the crank, and you may not be able to make up for that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 152,325
Posted By melikebikey35

Canceling the Hunts is a smart move...I had the...

Canceling the Hunts is a smart move...I had the Aero 50's, and they were awful. The LBs, on the other hand, are very good, and an incredible value.

The 350's are a slightly scaled down/less...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,325
Posted By melikebikey35

I just ordered one...but I really wish I took...

I just ordered one...but I really wish I took advantage of the sale ($70 off) that everyone was having on the V2 a couple of weeks ago, though...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By melikebikey35

Specialized has a pretty roomy toe box. I have...

Specialized has a pretty roomy toe box. I have the S-Works 7 and even with 3mm of internal wedges, and increased arch support, my toes still have plenty of room.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 152,325
Posted By melikebikey35

No, the 5000 logos are offset from each other, on...

No, the 5000 logos are offset from each other, on both tires. But on the NDS of the rear tire, the Continental and 5000 logos are directly across from each other.

Then, here is a photo of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 152,325
Posted By melikebikey35

No worries, but yah, they are from Light Bicycle...

No worries, but yah, they are from Light Bicycle and are the AR36 model.

The other comments are referring to the tires, and the annoying placed logo.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 152,325
Posted By melikebikey35

Trust me, I was (and still am) very annoyed and...

Trust me, I was (and still am) very annoyed and confused when I was mounting that tire...

They were purchased from Excel Sports. I've purchased several GP5000's from them and haven't had an issue...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By melikebikey35

If you are planning on keeping your current...

If you are planning on keeping your current calipers/rotors, then the only other component that would be compatible with both mechanical and di2 would be the crank. Everything else (front/rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 152,325
Posted By melikebikey35

My AR36's showed up today...out of the box they...

My AR36's showed up today...out of the box they look very nice, but the real test comes tomorrow when I take them for their first ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,214
Posted By melikebikey35

Yes, most bike brands outsource their frame...

Yes, most bike brands outsource their frame production, but the knocks off are not made in the same factory as the real thing...by doing so, the factory risks losing very lucrative contracts by...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,214
Posted By melikebikey35

Have you tried contacting the seller? I'd reach...

Have you tried contacting the seller? I'd reach out and tell him that you know that he sold you a fake and demand a refund. If he refuses, threaten him with legal action. He stated that he bought the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By melikebikey35

I definitely agree that these are more suited for...

I definitely agree that these are more suited for gravel, but from what I've seen, I don't think that the brands are actually marketing it that way...and I feel that most buyers will be purchasing...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By melikebikey35

Hookless rims, tubeless tires only, and a MAX...

Hookless rims, tubeless tires only, and a MAX pressure capability of only 73 psi...no thank you. And my feelings are the same for the Enves. I really hope that this isn't the direction that all...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,214
Posted By melikebikey35

Was the bike purchased from a reputable retailer?...

Was the bike purchased from a reputable retailer? Something like that could be a sign of a counterfeit frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,059
Posted By melikebikey35

It was $12.47 on a $1200+ order, and only $0.47...

It was $12.47 on a $1200+ order, and only $0.47 was for Customs duties...the other $12 is UPS brokerage fees. I've order through Merlins quite a few times and have never been hit with any duties, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,059
Posted By melikebikey35

Has anyone ever been billed AFTER they've...

Has anyone ever been billed AFTER they've received their package? My package was delivered over a week ago, and an invoice from UPS today for Custom Duties/Brokerage Charges showed up today.
It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 152,325
Posted By melikebikey35

For road, I'd go with the AR56. A 28c tire would...

For road, I'd go with the AR56. A 28c tire would end up measuring 30+ mm, and anything wider than that feels very sluggish, to me at least. Then a 25c should measure ~28mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 152,325
Posted By melikebikey35

This is what ultimately led to making the...

This is what ultimately led to making the purchase...the LBs will have the same hubs and spokes, so that alone should make them pretty good. And they cost less than half the price of the CLX's.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 152,325
Posted By melikebikey35

Well, after staring at them in my cart (and...

Well, after staring at them in my cart (and driving myself crazy with indecisiveness) for the past month I finally hit the "Finish & Pay" button. I ordered a set of AR36's, 24h, CX-Rays, with DT 240...
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