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07-03-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,534
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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: 19,483
Views: 4,105,155
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
06-29-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26,800
Views: 16,797,272
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

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06-28-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
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: 19,483
Views: 4,105,155
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
06-21-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,211
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: 1,631
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: 933
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
05-15-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 152,879
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
05-07-20, 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: 1,111
Views: 152,879
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, 11:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,243
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: 1,024
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
04-27-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 152,879
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
04-26-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 152,879
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...
04-23-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By melikebikey35

What cassette you are running is irrelevant,...

What cassette you are running is irrelevant, unless you have it set up so that your gear selection is displayed on your computer. It has no bearing how the RD shifts.

It it very much sounds like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,071
Posted By melikebikey35

An update/recap of my order...ordered from...

An update/recap of my order...ordered from Merlin's last Thursday, it shipped out Friday and was delivered, via UPS, yesterday (Monday).

Meanwhile, I placed an order with CC at the same time, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,071
Posted By melikebikey35

Ultegra Di2 to replace the GRX 800 on my gravel...

Ultegra Di2 to replace the GRX 800 on my gravel bike
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 152,879
Posted By melikebikey35

You have to insert each nipple through the valve...

You have to insert each nipple through the valve stem hole, then drag it through the rim with a magnet. And since aluminum/bass are non-ferrous metals, you have to thread a steel screw onto each one...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,294
Posted By melikebikey35

For your type of riding that you do, the 1 lb...

For your type of riding that you do, the 1 lb weight difference isn't going to make noticeable difference, either way, and I think that disc brakes are well worth the added weight. However, base on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,105,155
Posted By melikebikey35

I picked up a Garmin 530 today, and I'm happy to...

I picked up a Garmin 530 today, and I'm happy to report that it is indeed an upgrade to the 520 :) ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,606
Posted By melikebikey35

You can get an upgrade kit for about $1000(ish). ...

You can get an upgrade kit for about $1000(ish). You can then sell the mechanical stuff and make a decent amount of the money back, so it usually turns out to be cheaper than simply purchasing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,916
Posted By melikebikey35

All this R3 talk has me wanting to rebuild mine. ...

All this R3 talk has me wanting to rebuild mine.
I've been trying to sell the frame since December (have received very little interested), and with the current global situation, I find it very...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,916
Posted By melikebikey35

I think so too. I prefer a more traditional...

I think so too. I prefer a more traditional looking frame, and think that this generation R5 hits that classic-yet-modern look, perfectly. They should stand the test of time nicely.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,916
Posted By melikebikey35

I figured that was the case...but since my bike...

I figured that was the case...but since my bike is those exact colors, I just had to say something :)

And yes, looking fast definitely is easier...unfortunately
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,916
Posted By melikebikey35

The Sunweb colorway is really nice, and all, but...

The Sunweb colorway is really nice, and all, but I prefer the teal and taupe business that you were bad mouthing earlier ;)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,916
Posted By melikebikey35

I picked up a R5 frame over Thanksgiving for a...

I picked up a R5 frame over Thanksgiving for a killer deal, as well, and completely agree with your review...the stiffness/responsiveness is off the charts, silky smooth at speed, and yet, very...
03-18-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By melikebikey35

THIS. If you were switching between...

THIS.

If you were switching between something like a 28 and a 30, then I'd say you'd be fine (assuming the chain was properly sized, to being with). But going from a 27 to a 32 is too big of a...
03-10-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By melikebikey35

The rims have a 24mm INNER width. Outer width is...

The rims have a 24mm INNER width. Outer width is 28mm. 28c tires will work
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By melikebikey35

If you are looking for/ok with rim brake, there...

If you are looking for/ok with rim brake, there are plenty of deals out there. Especially on '19 models.

Then, as much as I love Di2, I'd rather have a nice set of wheels and a power meter, if my...
02-22-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,102
Posted By melikebikey35

You're swapping out a SRAM for a SRAM, so all you...

You're swapping out a SRAM for a SRAM, so all you need to do is buy the GXP version (not the BB30) crankset and it will be a straight up swap. You don't need to mess with the BB.

This is what you...
02-10-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By melikebikey35

The Trek Crockett 7 comes with Force 1x...that's...

The Trek Crockett 7 comes with Force 1x...that's the only one that I can think of.

Regarding your second question, I'm guessing it will come down to the shop and/or your relationship with them. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By melikebikey35

On the road, you are constantly shifting...

On the road, you are constantly shifting position. Whether it's shifting weight balance while cornering, getting out of the saddle for a climb/sprint, or simply from the bike rocking side to side...
01-27-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,192
Posted By melikebikey35

I had the same fear, when I as deciding on my...

I had the same fear, when I as deciding on my groupset as well. On the road, a 50/34 is barely enough for me, so I thought that there was no way a 48 would be enough...but, so far, it has been. The...
01-17-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 643,659
Posted By melikebikey35

I just finished building my first gravel...

I just finished building my first gravel bike...an Orbea Terra. I bought it as a complete bike, but immediately stripped down to the frame.
I built it back up with GRX 800 2x, and Roval C38's
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,105,155
Posted By melikebikey35

I'm building my first gravel bike, so I had to...

I'm building my first gravel bike, so I had to purchase EVERYTHING. Some of the highlights are; Orbea Terra, Roval C38's with GravelKing SK tires, and a full GRX 800 groupset.
...
01-11-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By melikebikey35

For those who are curious...I ended up going with...

For those who are curious...I ended up going with the Orbea Terra.

A LBS had one for a really good price, and after test riding it, I was left pleasantly surprised...I wasn't expecting a gravel...
01-05-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By melikebikey35

I did take it to my LBS yesterday, and they...

I did take it to my LBS yesterday, and they hooked it up to the diagnostic software. No errors came up, but every component was due for a firmware update. After the update it was back to shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26,800
Views: 16,797,272
Posted By melikebikey35

I found a sweet deal on an R5 frame over Black...

I found a sweet deal on an R5 frame over Black Friday weekend, so I decided to make the jump from my R3 to the R5...I just finished transferring everything over....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By melikebikey35

I'd recommend staying away from ebay sellers from...

I'd recommend staying away from ebay sellers from China.

For $200, you're going to have an extremely difficult time finding a groupset...you'll have to keep looking at ebay/craigslist/Facebook...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,105,155
Posted By melikebikey35

Thanks to a killer Black Friday deal, I was able...

Thanks to a killer Black Friday deal, I was able to pick up a R5 frameset...with the slickest color scheme I've ever seen....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By melikebikey35

I'll start off by saying that I have a set of the...

I'll start off by saying that I have a set of the CLX 50's are think that they are phenomenal. As in, I can't imagine a wheel can better than this, phenomenal. But, as to weather or not they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,765
Posted By melikebikey35

I only experience it on short, steep climbs when...

I only experience it on short, steep climbs when I'm putting out 400+ watts, and am really over the front end. Upgrading my wheels from Hunt to Roval CLX's did help to minimize it even further, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,765
Posted By melikebikey35

I have a 2019 R3, and quickly realized how...

I have a 2019 R3, and quickly realized how terrible the RAT axels are, and replaced them with the RAP axels, as well. They definitely made a big difference. Not nearly as finicky to install, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By melikebikey35

Don't listen to that guy...you're not going to...

Don't listen to that guy...you're not going to run into any issues.

12x100 front, and 12x142 rear has become the standard, and your Venge and the CLX's/Enve's all come with that standard. Now, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,908
Posted By melikebikey35

Bikes do not hold their value well. At all. ...

Bikes do not hold their value well. At all.

For instance, I had a 2018 Domane and was only able to sell it for half of what I paid, despite it being only 3 months old. And now, I'm trying to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,799
Posted By melikebikey35

You're very welcome! Based on your Strava...

You're very welcome! Based on your Strava photos, you do seem to have a very relaxed setup...a sizable amount of spacers, and handlebars rotated backwards. And your arms also appear to be very...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,799
Posted By melikebikey35

Yes...going with the Rose in a 53 would be a huge...

Yes...going with the Rose in a 53 would be a huge problem. The 50 would be much better suited for you, and I don't think it's too small for you.

The problem is you are comparing an endurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,918
Posted By melikebikey35

I've order a couple of Di2 groupsets (along with...

I've order a couple of Di2 groupsets (along with other items) from Merlin this year, and wasn't hit with any import duties.
However, I also ordered a set of wheels from Hunt in July (same time as a...
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