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05-02-19, 05:06 AM
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Posted By taz777

^ Those look really nice. I've got an itch that...

^ Those look really nice. I've got an itch that needs scratching now! I wonder if they do an orange version to with the orange accents on my Prosecco?
04-14-19, 01:06 PM
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Posted By taz777

The XTR pedals have completely banished my...

The XTR pedals have completely banished my clipless phobia! Years ago I went full-on SPD-SL and had a slow motion fall on a High Street just after I'd had my then road bike serviced at a Specialized...
04-14-19, 12:58 PM
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Posted By taz777

Cheers mate. I didn't encounter the issue once on...

Cheers mate. I didn't encounter the issue once on my ride today. As you mentioned, it's a matter of foot positioning so that the foot opposite to the turning side is not close to the front wheel. I...
04-14-19, 07:02 AM
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Posted By taz777

A couple of updates to my Prosecco. I've got...

A couple of updates to my Prosecco. I've got bar-end mirrors that came in useful twice on my ride today. I've also finally gone clipless with Shimano M9000 XTR SPD pedals. I'm using the 'beginner'...
04-13-19, 02:37 AM
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Posted By taz777

Yes, thinking about it now, it makes sense. I'll...

Yes, thinking about it now, it makes sense. I'll reset the cleats to where I had them before and just live with the rare toe overlap.
04-12-19, 01:02 PM
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Posted By taz777

Is anyone using clipless pedals on their...

Is anyone using clipless pedals on their Prosecco?

I just fitted a pair of Shimano XTR M9000 Race SPD pedals and did a couple of 'round the block' test rides and found that the short top tube is...
11-18-18, 07:00 AM
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Posted By taz777

I had my first decent longish ride on the new...

I had my first decent longish ride on the new latex tubes this morning. It's these ones (top set):

https://i.imgur.com/ZfMHYyf.jpg

I bought them from Sigma Sports:
...
11-12-18, 01:47 AM
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Posted By taz777

^ Kind of between tubes and tubeless, I’m trying...

^ Kind of between tubes and tubeless, I’m trying out latex inner tubes. More maintenance in terms of more regular pumping up, a bit more expensive than butyl tubes, take slightly longer to fit, but a...
10-27-18, 07:24 AM
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Posted By taz777

I got round to changing the inner tubes on the...

I got round to changing the inner tubes on the EX-Gravel this morning. The stock Kenda ones had valves that weren't long enough for my pump to get a decent purchase on the valve stem. New Schwalbe...
10-24-18, 10:29 PM
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Posted By taz777

Iím in London. Youíre right about manufacturer...

Iím in London. Youíre right about manufacturer backup so that needs to be taken into consideration. For me the Prosecco is just a leisure bike so itís not treated harshly and I was happy to accept...
10-24-18, 02:16 PM
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Posted By taz777

Hi mate, yeah you're pretty much my size (but...

Hi mate, yeah you're pretty much my size (but probably much lighter in weight!!!). Check with Merlin if you can return it if it doesn't fit. 51cm fits me just fine and I have similar height/inside...
09-25-18, 07:14 AM
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Posted By taz777

^ That looks nice!

^ That looks nice!
09-17-18, 09:29 AM
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Posted By taz777

Wilmingtech You're having quite and adventure...

Wilmingtech You're having quite and adventure there! Is there anything on the bike that you're not swapping out?

On the headset bearings, is grease actually needed as the bearings are sealed?
09-11-18, 06:30 AM
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Posted By taz777

I generally only buy mail order bikes and the...

I generally only buy mail order bikes and the first thing I do after a visual inspection is to re-torque every bolt that I can find on the bike.

I've even had to do this on my hybrid that I bought...
09-10-18, 01:42 PM
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Posted By taz777

brrrrt - looks great. How did the scratch on the...

brrrrt - looks great. How did the scratch on the frame happen? Doesn't look too bad though as it's just the silver of the decal.

I love those pedals! I should have bought those instead of the...
09-08-18, 12:54 AM
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Posted By taz777

Congratulations!

Congratulations!
09-02-18, 03:36 PM
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Posted By taz777

I bought the 51cm. Iím 5í6Ē and 29Ē inside leg....

I bought the 51cm. Iím 5í6Ē and 29Ē inside leg. It was in between the 49cm and 51cm so I opted for the larger size. My hybrid CrossTrail is a Medium and I have negative stand over height on that!...
08-30-18, 01:46 PM
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Posted By taz777

Blue Prosecco Model Information It looks...

Blue Prosecco Model Information

It looks like the Blue Prosecco has been superseded for the new model year by the Blue Norcross, in which the top of the line model can be equipped with Ultegra or...
08-29-18, 10:56 AM
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Posted By taz777

Thanks for this advice! I will certainly drop the...

Thanks for this advice! I will certainly drop the pressures gradually. I've already started doing this on my fat bike with outstanding results in terms of ride comfort.

I'll do the same on the...
08-29-18, 10:55 AM
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Posted By taz777

Still loving the bike. Experimenting with tyre...

Still loving the bike. Experimenting with tyre pressures after another poster on here recommended lowering the pressures.

I've only got a handful of rides on the bike so far but every ride is...
08-05-18, 10:59 AM
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Posted By taz777

First Ride Review

If anyone's considering buying this bike then here's a first-ride review. I only have my previous carbon Specialized Roubaix Comp Disc to compare to as the Roubaix was a road bike.

Firstly, the...
08-03-18, 12:45 AM
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Posted By taz777

Iím still in setup and test mode. I spend a few...

Iím still in setup and test mode. I spend a few hours after work every evening getting it set up how I want and doing very short test rides.

The handlebar is very compact, i.e. narrow. Iím getting...
08-02-18, 12:52 PM
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Views: 11,546
Posted By taz777

For those interested in clearance on this bike,...

For those interested in clearance on this bike, I'm afraid 38 is probably the max.

Here's the front fork clearance, which might be okay to go a little higher. Stock tyres are 700x38.

Front...
08-01-18, 04:59 PM
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Posted By taz777

I’ll take some better pics tomorrow of the front...

I’ll take some better pics tomorrow of the front and rear. Nearly midnight here in the U.K. now!
08-01-18, 04:09 PM
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Posted By taz777

The stock tyres are Hutchinson Overide 38 Gravel...

The stock tyres are Hutchinson Overide 38 Gravel Series - 700x38c. Here's a (not so good) photo of the clearance around the fork that I took earlier today:

https://i.imgur.com/fr64Ujb.jpg
08-01-18, 10:08 AM
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Posted By taz777

Some good deals there. Just be aware that the...

Some good deals there. Just be aware that the manufacturer is totally unresponsive on social media so it looks like these are stock clearances. If you're happy to have a bike with little or no...
07-31-18, 04:30 PM
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Posted By taz777

The EX model is the $2600 one. It’s a slightly...

The EX model is the $2600 one. It’s a slightly different bike to this one (which is the EX-Gravel). Some of the components are different (e.g. the wheel sets) but both are Di2.

The bike comes with...
07-31-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,546
Posted By taz777

Blue Prosecco EX-Gravel Di2 bike

Picked up my Blue Prosecco EX-Gravel Di2 bike today. I haven't got it set up just right yet but here's how it is today. The manufacturer's link is here:
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