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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,985
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: 615
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: 615
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: 658
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: 79
Views: 3,985
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: 79
Views: 3,985
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: 79
Views: 3,985
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: 310
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: 79
Views: 3,985
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: 79
Views: 3,985
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: 27
Views: 1,047
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: 34
Views: 1,057
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: 34
Views: 1,057
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: 438
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: 438
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: 438
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: 1,545
Views: 654,833
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: 19,520
Views: 4,134,521
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: 846
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: 712
Views: 151,208
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: 26,648
Views: 16,861,722
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: 863
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: 19,520
Views: 4,134,521
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: 765
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: 765
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: 620
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: 620
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: 620
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: 620
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: 620
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: 620
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: 620
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: 620
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: 620
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: 620
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: 751
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: 751
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: 1,305
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: 1,858
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: 23
Views: 1,405
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: 3,799
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: 3,799
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: 156
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: 156
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: 218
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: 272
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: 272
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: 704
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: 704
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: 1,156
Views: 165,259
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...
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