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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26,879
Views: 16,917,878
Posted By primov8

Thanks. I almost didnít buy the frameset because...

Thanks. I almost didnít buy the frameset because all State had in stock were 53cm and 58cm. But after looking at the geometry, their 58cm fits more like a 56-57 which is my ideal fit. The TT is only...
09-24-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By primov8

External battery mount. The earlier models of Di2...

External battery mount. The earlier models of Di2 and Campy EPS V1 had much larger batteries.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 442,207
Posted By primov8

Minor changes to the Storck. I got rid of the...

Minor changes to the Storck. I got rid of the Etap last year and went back to Campy. Also threw on Supacaz Hologram bar tape, along with Shamal Ultra C17s....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26,879
Views: 16,917,878
Posted By primov8

My N+1. A budget friendly/beater build. 2020...

My N+1. A budget friendly/beater build. 2020 State Bicycle Co. 7005 Undefeated.

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09-23-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By primov8

Save yourself money and go with the $58 option;...

Save yourself money and go with the $58 option; same exact crankset as the one listed by CC. I'm sure the one listed for less on eBay is a "Take-off" part but nothing wrong with that unless your the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,182
Posted By primov8

I wouldn't say worst bike I've owned but more in...

I wouldn't say worst bike I've owned but more in the sense of least liked was the 2012 Cervelo S5. Prior to that, I had a '09 S2, then a '10 S2 so I was expecting the S5 to be all that and then some....
09-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By primov8

The "3" in bb 386 references to a 30mm spindle....

The "3" in bb 386 references to a 30mm spindle. You shouldn't have a problem running a 10 speed crankset on a 8/9 speed drivetrain. If you were to go with a HT II crankset, then just buy a bb86...
09-14-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,231
Posted By primov8

As already mentioned, most of the top brands have...

As already mentioned, most of the top brands have platform hitch racks that only makes contact with the wheels when locked down. With your injury, some of these platform racks can get heavy and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By primov8

For all the Campy purists our there, get your...

For all the Campy purists our there, get your stones ready.
On the Storck, Iíve got Record 11 shifters, derailleurs, brakes. Praxis Zayante carbon crankset and a KMC XL11 DLC chain. The Shamal Ultra...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 19,629
Views: 4,179,489
Posted By primov8

Just about everything for my N+1 build arrived...

Just about everything for my N+1 build arrived from the UK; 2 days to NYC. Centaur 11, Fizik Vento Argo, 3T cockpit, Look Keo pedals. Even the Fizik Vento bi-color bar tape from Amazon marketplace...
08-18-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By primov8

Last summer, I got my daughter a Scott Speedster...

Last summer, I got my daughter a Scott Speedster Jr24 road bike. It was pre-owned but it excellent condition. The first mod I did to improve handling, comfort, shifting and aesthetics was removing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,010
Posted By primov8

+1. I personally don't have any of their jerseys...

+1. I personally don't have any of their jerseys but I do have the Core bibs, Touring shorts and the newer Randonnee shorts. My Core bibs and Touring shorts are about 5-6 years old and still looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By primov8

Here you go: H+Son Archetype Wheelset...

Here you go:

H+Son Archetype Wheelset (https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=235_357&products_id=3810&zenid=o9uigfdu3ophrph9sjun2ajaf7)

H+Son Archetype w/ DT Swiss 370...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By primov8

I bought a Cerotipolar bib from Amazon last...

I bought a Cerotipolar bib from Amazon last summer. Compared to my more expensive bibs; Sugoi, PI Pro, Rapha Core and a Campagnolo Magnesio, this Cerotipolar bib was a nice surprise. I'm 6ft/186 lbs...
07-25-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By primov8

+1. I've been using Look pedals on my builds ever...

+1. I've been using Look pedals on my builds ever since I began cycling almost 12 years ago. I always torque them to spec, 40nm but when it comes to removing them, a 3/8 or even a 1/2 breaker bar...
07-18-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By primov8

Have you tried using a hitch riser? My cousin has...

Have you tried using a hitch riser? My cousin has a FX35 and ran into the same issue with his Thule T2 XTR rack scrapping curbs, speed bumps and even some driveways. We installed a hitch riser and...
07-18-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By primov8

Like the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 I have on my suv, the...

Like the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 I have on my suv, the transfer 3 also tilts away from the lift gate when needing to access the lift gate.
07-17-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 783
Posted By primov8

Another +1 for Kuat bike racks. On my suv, Iíve...

Another +1 for Kuat bike racks. On my suv, Iíve got both. A Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and the Kuat Vagabond XL cargo basket. No problems mounting and removing the bikes when I have them on the Vagabond.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19,629
Views: 4,179,489
Posted By primov8

Waiting for a Cube Acid 240 Jr. to arrive from...

Waiting for a Cube Acid 240 Jr. to arrive from the UK for my 9 yr. old son. Since his older sister transitioned to a road bike last summer, he's been wanting a geared bike. He just didn't feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By primov8

Last summer, I bought my daughter who was 10 yrs....

Last summer, I bought my daughter who was 10 yrs. old at the time, a used Scott Speedster Jr24. The bike itself was in excellent condition with the typical Sora drivetrain. But one of the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By primov8

Just like how Canyon was before finally setting...

Just like how Canyon was before finally setting up a US dedicated website, Focus bikes are truly underrated since theyíre not as popular (authorize dealer) domestically.
I got to ride a Focus Cayo...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By primov8

I've got a QX80 and I already had a Kuat Sherpa...

I've got a QX80 and I already had a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 hitch rack. Then last summer, the wife and kids (4) all got into cycling and needed additional capacity. Best solution for us; I opted for the Kuat...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,331
Posted By primov8

I personally wouldnít change a thing. Love the...

I personally wouldnít change a thing. Love the colorway on this build. HOT all day.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,737
Posted By primov8

I went back to using Campy and have been running...

I went back to using Campy and have been running a hybrid of a drivetrain since pulling the Etap off my Storck. Once I dialed it in, I didnít have any issues and it shifted flawlessly; almost 1500...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 344,910
Posted By primov8

Woodlands Lake, NY. ...

Woodlands Lake, NY.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19,629
Views: 4,179,489
Posted By primov8

You really canít go wrong with either DT Swiss or...

You really canít go wrong with either DT Swiss or HED. I went the same route, picked up the same wheelset but with DT350 hubs. I wanted an alternative wheelset to my AR58s and Chain Reaction Cycles...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,331
Posted By primov8

I'm biased towards De Rosa; loved the Merak I had...

I'm biased towards De Rosa; loved the Merak I had a couple years ago and this is just near perfection IMO. HOT.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19,629
Views: 4,179,489
Posted By primov8

This summer, I was planning to start up a new...

This summer, I was planning to start up a new N+1, gravel/road Ti build. Instead, I had to push the plans back a bit later this year because my wife finally bought a bike, along with all (4) of our...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By primov8

Sonof12, that is one very clean, sweet looking...

Sonof12, that is one very clean, sweet looking ride. You already know that seatpost has to go; otherwise, everything else looks great.
It must feel so good being able to reunite and reclaim a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,331
Posted By primov8

For what they cost, I hope so, lol. But I got...

For what they cost, I hope so, lol. But I got them because they just stand out from the monotony of the black frame.

You read my mind because my next N+1 is going to be a gravel road bike; likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,331
Posted By primov8

Just a new pair of Supacaz bottle cages for the...

Just a new pair of Supacaz bottle cages for the Storck.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,331
Posted By primov8

I see this and it reminds me of the one build I...

I see this and it reminds me of the one build I didn't get to truly enjoy and regret selling years ago, a S3 in the Norwegian Red color way. Man, I miss that bike.
But this R5, oh so HOT.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,907
Posted By primov8

robbyville, I can picture this De Rosa with Campy...

robbyville, I can picture this De Rosa with Campy Potenza Silver. For the wheel set, I'd go with H+Son TB14s, something like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 344,910
Posted By primov8

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48368865557_93...

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 442,207
Posted By primov8

https://live.staticflickr.com/4861/32041698287_b5d...

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Only changes done this summer were the oil slick bottle cages.

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,233
Posted By primov8

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48323042577_c6...

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Btw, keeping this matte finish isn't difficult at all. I've been using Chemical Guys Matte detailer and sealant for years; my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By primov8

As glfguy8 said, the double row of bearings is to...

As glfguy8 said, the double row of bearings is to help alleviate with load. With the current Hope 4130, I'm closing in now on 1K miles. Creak free and still spins nice and smooth.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,331
Posted By primov8

Definitely a HOT fun bike. I wouldn't...

Definitely a HOT fun bike.


I wouldn't change a thing. I'm also a fan of that Supacaz bar tape! HOT.


This is one of the best looking, non-aero, non-carbon builds I've seen. IMO, perfectly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By primov8

My Storck is bb86 and when I first built it up...

My Storck is bb86 and when I first built it up back in Ď17, I stuck with my go-to Praxis crankset and it has the 30mm spindle (tapers to 28mm on the NDS end).
I never had any issues with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,758
Posted By primov8

Campag4life, when it's meant to be, it really is...

Campag4life, when it's meant to be, it really is meant to be. Congrats on the new build and I'm sure it'll be just as great as the previous frame its replacing.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,331
Posted By primov8

HOT. LAJ, I like the choices of your...

HOT.


LAJ, I like the choices of your builds. When I had decided to get back on the road, it was between a '16 Focus Cayo and the Storck. I was able to ride a Cayo at the time because a friend of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,331
Posted By primov8

IMO, all this needs is the celeste colored bar...

IMO, all this needs is the celeste colored bar tape and it would be perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,331
Posted By primov8

[/LEFT] Thanks! Same Storck I got from...

[/LEFT]

Thanks! Same Storck I got from Germany back in '17 that I had originally built up with Potenza at the time since I wasn't sure if I would be riding as much as before. Well, times have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,331
Posted By primov8

Saddle bag✓ Taillight✓ Valve stems all over the...

Saddle bag✓ Taillight✓ Valve stems all over the place✓
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,331
Posted By primov8

Subtle looking build but perfectly done. HOT.

Subtle looking build but perfectly done. HOT.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,331
Posted By primov8

[/QUOTE] One of the most underrated carbon...

[/QUOTE]
One of the most underrated carbon frame sets on the road. HOT.


Can never go wrong with a Speedvagen and this one here is one of my all time favorites. Without a doubt, HOT.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 180,578
Posted By primov8

As others have asked, feedback on those LB wheels...

As others have asked, feedback on those LB wheels as you continue to put mileage on them. You got my attention when you said the tires went on easily.
The Reynolds SLGs, even though they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,897,560
Posted By primov8

Doesn't matter what color garage door, HOT.

Doesn't matter what color garage door, HOT.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,897,560
Posted By primov8

Thanks. I miss the one of a kind look from the...

Thanks. I miss the one of a kind look from the previous builds as well. Not an ode to the De Rosa but when I got the Storck, I already knew it would need some bits of color. I've never had or built...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,897,560
Posted By primov8

When I built this up last year, I was expecting a...

When I built this up last year, I was expecting a harsh, stiff ride because the chainstays are shorter than the last two previous bikes (De Rosa Merak, Ridley Noah) I had ridden. Surprisingly, the...
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