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Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-18, 11:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,679
Posted By CafeVelo

Maybe the base model specialized diverge? Disc...

Maybe the base model specialized diverge? Disc road with big tire clearance, still feels roadish when on pavement.

I work at a specialized dealer, I rode the new allez pretty damn hard and it...
12-31-17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By CafeVelo

Unless it's a super record CULT bearing, yes. If...

Unless it's a super record CULT bearing, yes. If it is a CULT, they have special oil.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,029
Posted By CafeVelo

CX nats in December. Otherwise drop weight I...

CX nats in December. Otherwise drop weight I gained while injured and recover lost power.
12-31-17, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By CafeVelo

+1 on space blanket as a contingency. It always...

+1 on space blanket as a contingency. It always worried me to risk flats in January when it's 10. Tubeless for winter now, always tubeless off-road.
12-31-17, 12:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,650
Posted By CafeVelo

Lately my winter bike is my trainer bike. I hate...

Lately my winter bike is my trainer bike. I hate riding it (because it hurts!) but it's the most effective training tool I have. My actual winter bike has been pressed into service as a CX race bike....
12-30-17, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 495,556
Posted By CafeVelo

Not to jump in on someone else's offer but if you...

Not to jump in on someone else's offer but if you want it to find a good home please tell me more. I have a longtime back burner project of building a vintage bike for "when I feel like it" rides....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,487
Posted By CafeVelo

~11,000, give or take some

~11,000, give or take some
08-22-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,743
Posted By CafeVelo

If your top tube is low enough, consider carrying...

If your top tube is low enough, consider carrying the bike under your arm, holding the downtube. Due to an obnoxious saddle height (I'm all leg), that's the only way I can carry without hitting my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-17, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,919
Posted By CafeVelo

I haven't gone above 90psi in years, often lower...

I haven't gone above 90psi in years, often lower if I have a 25 or 28. Once I wear out my stock of tires I'm only using 28 save for race wheels (where the tire size will be matched to the rim...
08-12-17, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,290
Posted By CafeVelo

That's what I was going to suggest. Based on...

That's what I was going to suggest. Based on location you'll probably overlap multiple series and one probably fits better than the other. For me I'm two hours to Indianapolis and about an hour to...
08-11-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,867
Posted By CafeVelo

Literally drinking from mine right now. They're a...

Literally drinking from mine right now. They're a little finicky but once you figure out how to get them back on theres no problem. Definitely nice to be able to pre-ride with a drink then drop the...
08-11-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,290
Posted By CafeVelo

OVCX will use results for your call up, so don't...

OVCX will use results for your call up, so don't expect a good starting position if you come mid season. Where are you located? For me no race is more than a couple hours away.
04-28-17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By CafeVelo

You can buy a lot of them on eBay. I know a guy...

You can buy a lot of them on eBay. I know a guy who races a jelly belly team bike he bought from a local pro when he changed teams.
12-23-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By CafeVelo

No. The front would work in the sense it goes up...

No. The front would work in the sense it goes up and down, but it would be way off practically speaking. SRAM's 1:1 system doesn't work with anything else. You used to be able to use a jtec shiftmate...
12-16-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,886
Posted By CafeVelo

The geometry isn't optimal. CX bikes are longer...

The geometry isn't optimal. CX bikes are longer in their wheelbase, and shorter in reach, generally. It makes a powerful road position harder to achieve, and makes for a less nimble bike on the road....
11-11-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,721
Posted By CafeVelo

Looking for marketing related work

I'm a bike shop mechanic in Dayton, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree in marketing and communications. I'm interested in moving to the industry side of things, mostly to stabilize my finances. I love...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

The new model looks awesome. We have some on...

The new model looks awesome. We have some on order, so I'll get to ride one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

I believe the currently listed models are 2016s....

I believe the currently listed models are 2016s. The 2017 price sheet makes it seem that there's a new lineup midrange and up. They're releasing the bike later than other 2017s so they're in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

Doesn't mean there's not also a new one, I saw a...

Doesn't mean there's not also a new one, I saw a picture of it today at work. If you look at tarmacs you'll notice you can still buy an sl4 as well. New isn't always a full on replacement.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-16, 09:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

The sl4 will be unchanged, those models should be...

The sl4 will be unchanged, those models should be on the consumer website.


The new frame though...

Based on what we've been given, a few vague pictures, cryptic statements from our rep, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

In the US at least, allez models are sort of just...

In the US at least, allez models are sort of just slotting into holes left when 2016 models sell out, they're mostly all on the dealer list.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,346
Posted By CafeVelo

Pick your tool, but definitely ride them all. Get...

Pick your tool, but definitely ride them all. Get what seems best to you. Roubaix is extremely smooth, Tarmac is light and STIFF. If you like what the roubaix does, there's a new one coming in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,117
Posted By CafeVelo

+1.

+1.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,746
Posted By CafeVelo

It's only possible because the 50t is large...

It's only possible because the 50t is large enough to float over the dished section of the wheel, it uses a large carrier that attaches to the driver and moves inboard as it moves out radially. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

The base models are retaining the sl4 frame, they...

The base models are retaining the sl4 frame, they were released intentionally, we've known about them for a while. The new roubaix is going to start at ~$2500
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,506
Posted By CafeVelo

The redesigned specialized roubaix is coming...

The redesigned specialized roubaix is coming September 9 and will be available around 2500. It's a big deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

You'd have to do an independent transaction with...

You'd have to do an independent transaction with a US dealer, who would have to ship it to you independently. And you'd need to find one willing to do a deal over the phone. We met the guy when he...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 04:28 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,811
Posted By CafeVelo

The only thing that sounds off to me is the brake...

The only thing that sounds off to me is the brake rub, however I have seen wheels that were bent untrue themselves to return to their equilibrium after being serviced. Also, mechanics are people and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,785
Posted By CafeVelo

That's the perpetual problem we face as shops....

That's the perpetual problem we face as shops. Our costs are often considerably higher than what is readily available online (and at performance which is basically online). They get those prices by...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,785
Posted By CafeVelo

Doesn't sound out of line to me at all....

Doesn't sound out of line to me at all. Regardless of age he's probably got upwards of $800 tied up in it. Old bikes get sold at cost+assembly costs. That's how it works. If shops were willing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

Your UK dealer can't get them but it wouldn't be...

Your UK dealer can't get them but it wouldn't be unheard of to buy one from a US dealer. we have sold to a guy in Denmark more than once. He came to our area for business one time and stopped by for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

The e5 has larger stays. The entry level frame is...

The e5 has larger stays. The entry level frame is a good bit stiffer out of the saddle in the back. The front, however, is much more solid.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By CafeVelo

Damn good for the price. I got the frame and fork...

Damn good for the price. I got the frame and fork on a Black Friday sale, I paid less than $100 shipped. It's not as nice as a nice bike, but gets the job done. I got it as a beater, foul weather,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By CafeVelo

Between $300 and $800. Between my roval...

Between $300 and $800.

Between my roval clx40s and my no name tt wheels, stiffness (accellerations), weight, tracking in corners (function of stiffness) is better by a large margin on the rovals....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-16, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,238
Posted By CafeVelo

Probably. Last time I checked, my cost with...

Probably. Last time I checked, my cost with employee discount for Campagnolo chainrings was roughly equal to the price of a gently used Campagnolo crank with functional chainrings on eBay. I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

They have a ton, in most sizes, and they are...

They have a ton, in most sizes, and they are discounted in the catalog, but not the consumer website. If you're good with your dealer you could get a deal since any discount is under the discretion...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-16, 08:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

Our rep says they're doing a big product launch...

Our rep says they're doing a big product launch in September because they want to have stock available when it's released. He's being painfully tight lipped on details, but did say it's a more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 50,266
Posted By CafeVelo

Not much fits the bill. Alloy inserts again. So...

Not much fits the bill. Alloy inserts again. So many of these Chinese frames have short reach for a 58, I'd end up with a 140mm or longer stem. The other workswell has a really long wheelbase too. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 50,266
Posted By CafeVelo

Thanks, for some reason nobody is getting to me...

Thanks, for some reason nobody is getting to me yet. Either way the 066 was the only frame I wanted of the lot, most lack enough reach or have other geometry issues, have alloy inserts, or weigh a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 50,266
Posted By CafeVelo

How long does it usually take to hear back? I...

How long does it usually take to hear back? I sent workswell an email yesterday and have yet to get a reply?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

We did sell one, to a dedicated crit racer, as a...

We did sell one, to a dedicated crit racer, as a dedicated crit bike, as it was intended to be.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

There's not a 2017 model in the dealer catalog as...

There's not a 2017 model in the dealer catalog as of yet. Of course, they haven't completely switched to 2017 yet either.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 50,266
Posted By CafeVelo

That's great. I like a big tire in winter for...

That's great. I like a big tire in winter for extra grip on perpetually wet roads. If only a 58 was available.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 50,266
Posted By CafeVelo

What's the current going rate with shipping?

What's the current going rate with shipping?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By CafeVelo

I recently went through my bikes and consolidated...

I recently went through my bikes and consolidated down to just bikes I'm using for racing and competitive riding. It was frankly starting to suffocate me to have so many sitting around. I had far...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,213
Posted By CafeVelo

I work at a specialized dealer. The sprint frame...

I work at a specialized dealer. The sprint frame will be available in all the smartweld allez options this year, while the e5 frame will make up the lowest three or so bikes in the family. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 50,266
Posted By CafeVelo

Awesome. If there's a 58 out there it will be...

Awesome. If there's a 58 out there it will be very hard for me to keep my money where it belongs.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 50,266
Posted By CafeVelo

Great pictures, thanks. I guess the images on WW...

Great pictures, thanks. I guess the images on WW website show the dense UD fibers, which can appear gray and look like alloy.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 50,266
Posted By CafeVelo

Awesome, thanks.

Awesome, thanks.
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