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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By primov8

Nothing wrong with upgrading components, we all...

Nothing wrong with upgrading components, we all do it, but it isn't going to yield a more "aggressive" ride style, nor does it happen over night. Being able to sustain riding in that aggressive fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By primov8

If you opt for the 105 crank, the M24 BB30/PF30...

If you opt for the 105 crank, the M24 BB30/PF30 bottom bracket is what you'll need. No proprietary Praxis bb tool needed (only for the M30 bb kits), just the standard 16 notch bb tool.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By primov8

If you decide to go with any of the Praxis...

If you decide to go with any of the Praxis M-series BB30/PF30 bottom brackets, they have options for just about the majority of cranksets available. The only crankset to avoid would be a native BB30...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,576
Posted By primov8

robbyville , I just broke 4K miles on the Helix...

robbyville , I just broke 4K miles on the Helix and the Addix 30c are just about ready to be swapped out. I set them up tubeless from day 1 and they've held up quite well. I never flatted and as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By primov8

I was in the same boat... x 2. Our oldest is...

I was in the same boat... x 2. Our oldest is 15yrs old and he's currently 5'9, followed by our 13yr old daughter at 5'3. His first bike was a Motobecanne hybrid and my daughter out grew the Scott...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,483
Posted By primov8

With just about over 4K miles on the Helix, no...

With just about over 4K miles on the Helix, no regrets as this being my first Ti build. To this day, my biggest pro about my Helix is not feeling tired or fatigued after hours and hours on the road,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,804
Posted By primov8

By this time, I'm usually looking for that next...

By this time, I'm usually looking for that next frameset to build up. But after building up my Lynskey Helix and a very underrated SBC 6061 all-road that was a budget build, I haven't had any urges...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By primov8

This resto build is going to look really good....

This resto build is going to look really good. Excited to see the finished build once its all done.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 455,146
Posted By primov8

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By primov8

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https://www.statebicycle.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,228
Posted By primov8

Loving the cool air this morning. Great to be...

Loving the cool air this morning. Great to be back on the Helix.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,192
Posted By primov8

Thanks LAJ. Hope all is well. Iím still rolling...

Thanks LAJ. Hope all is well. Iím still rolling with the Lynskey and SBC but currently have my eyes on a Speedvagen.

A friend of mine bought a set of Reynolds ATR wheels from TPC. Brand new,...
Forum: For Sale
01-13-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By primov8

***SOLD*** Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rack 4-bike carrier, 2" Hitch compatible

Listed for sale, is a Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rack 4-bike carrier, 2" Hitch compatible. I bought the rack last spring and is in excellent condition. Only signs of usage is on the extension that slides...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,192
Posted By primov8

I sold my Storck frameset to TPC back in 2020....

I sold my Storck frameset to TPC back in 2020. Got a great offer that I was very happy with. Even more than some of the lowball offers I was getting while trying to sell it locally and online. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20,377
Views: 4,740,973
Posted By primov8

I have the same rear camera/light but wasnít a...

I have the same rear camera/light but wasnít a fan of the seatpost mount.
In case youíre looking for an under saddle mount, I got a Cycliq to Garmin adapter from shapeways.com. I also bought a pair...
09-20-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,501
Posted By primov8

Just a copy and paste of my post earlier this...

Just a copy and paste of my post earlier this year

I too favor saddles with huge cutouts. Since I've been cycling, my go-to saddle was usually the Selle Italia Superflow. That has all changed now...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20,377
Views: 4,740,973
Posted By primov8

For my wife's Liv AR 4, a set of RA project thru...

For my wife's Liv AR 4, a set of RA project thru axles and a Shimano R7K 105 crankset.
09-18-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By primov8

Add another to the Robert Axle project fan club;...

Add another to the Robert Axle project fan club; I replaced the OE Lynskey, OE SBC and OE Liv thru axles on our bikes.
Forum: For Sale
08-23-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,176
Posted By primov8

BUMP. Price drop,

BUMP. Price drop,
08-23-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,121
Posted By primov8

BUMP. Price drop.

BUMP. Price drop.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,870
Posted By primov8

At the family home, we've got a 2300 psi electric...

At the family home, we've got a 2300 psi electric pressure washer. Anytime I have my bike(s) there and need a good cleaning, I don't hesitate using the pressure washer. I just make sure to switch the...
06-18-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,279
Posted By primov8

I taught my 10, 12, and 14yr olds to stand over...

I taught my 10, 12, and 14yr olds to stand over the top tube. With either the left or right pedal between the 1-3 o'clock position, place your foot on that pedal, while the leg/foot is still on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By primov8

Youíll have no problems using wheels with...

Youíll have no problems using wheels with shim/sram freehubs mixed with anything Campy 11.
Iíve been running hybrid setups for so many years and my drivetrains are usually a mix of different brands...
Forum: For Sale
06-14-21, 04:16 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20,377
Views: 4,740,973
Posted By primov8

Not that my wife would ever notice, but I swapped...

Not that my wife would ever notice, but I swapped out the OE thru axles on her new Liv Avail AR for a set of thru axles from RAP.
Forum: For Sale
06-08-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By primov8

Yes. I just updated the listing because the Varia...

Yes. I just updated the listing because the Varia was sold earlier today.
06-08-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 738
Posted By primov8

FS: Garmin 1030 Edge & Varia RTL510 Bundle

I bought this bundle, NIB, about a month ago from another forum. Looking to pass this on since Iím sticking with the Karoo2 and my wife is happy with the Lezyne I passed down to her.

I did take...
Forum: For Sale
06-08-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By primov8

FS: Garmin 1030 Edge

I bought this bundle, NIB, about a month ago from another forum. Looking to pass this on since Iím sticking with the Karoo2 and my wife is happy with the Lezyne I passed down to her.

I did take...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,105
Posted By primov8

I was in a similar situation when I sold the eTap...

I was in a similar situation when I sold the eTap pieces and went back to Campy Record 11. I wanted to be able to swap to 11-32 when needed and at the time, I could not find a medium cage SR/Record...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By primov8

Iíve been using Kuat racks for some time now. Fit...

Iíve been using Kuat racks for some time now. Fit and finish is right up there with 1UP. For two bikes, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 is a great option. Aluminum construction made it light and easy enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,518
Posted By primov8

caloso recommended to change the cassette as it...

caloso recommended to change the cassette as it was likely the culprit to the noisy drivetrain. The OP updated his thread as he had a new cassette installed and problem solved. It wasnít the chain.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20,377
Views: 4,740,973
Posted By primov8

Weíve got a month long, family trip starting in...

Weíve got a month long, family trip starting in July coming up. Weíre driving cross country and back, with our bikes in tow. I decided to get a Feedback Sports Omnium portable trainer w/progressive...
Forum: For Sale
06-02-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By primov8

FS: Motobecane Elite Sport Mens 17.5"

Motobecane Elite Sport Mens 17.5" 700c
We ordered this bike for our now 14yr. old son last Sept; delivered the week of Thanksgiving. He used the bike sparingly and has now progressed to riding a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,130
Posted By primov8

I got my Alex RXD6 wheelset from Merlin Cycles. A...

I got my Alex RXD6 wheelset from Merlin Cycles. A great road, but also a gravel capable wheelset that is also tubeless ready.

Merline does have several db wheelsets in your price point. You might...
05-20-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,879
Posted By primov8

Thanks. I always try to finish off any of my...

Thanks. I always try to finish off any of my builds with bar tape that plays into the bike but also stands out on its own.



Thanks. SBC has some great looking framesets/bikes but its just too...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20,377
Views: 4,740,973
Posted By primov8

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Shamal Carbon db wheelset. ...
05-20-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,879
Posted By primov8

Built this up last Fall, a SBC 6061 all-road. A...

Built this up last Fall, a SBC 6061 all-road. A couple changes here and there. Most recent were the Goodyear F1 32c tubeless tires and a Rotor INPower crankset. Once the hand built PWB gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,576
Posted By primov8

I have a hand built PWB gravel wheelset on order...

I have a hand built PWB gravel wheelset on order so I removed the GK 38s on the SBC and got a set of Goodyear F1 32c tubeless ready tires specifically for on-road. While the GK 38s were very...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By primov8

This is what I aim for on just about every build...

This is what I aim for on just about every build Iíve done for myself. I also try to use parts that are similar in dimensions in order to obtain that ideal fit. But Iím also biased towards parts or...
05-18-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By primov8

I had a Sherpa 2.0 and never had an issue with...

I had a Sherpa 2.0 and never had an issue with the ratcheting hook damaging any of my bikes. I sold the Sherpa because I had to upgrade to the NV 2.0 4-bike carrier and no issues either. As a father...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By primov8

https://www.liv-cycling.com/us/thrive-2-2021 ...

https://www.liv-cycling.com/us/thrive-2-2021

My wife was considering this bike but I convinced her to go with a drop bar road bike instead, the Liv Avail AR 4.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,252
Posted By primov8

I had them for about 3-4 months. They were solid,...

I had them for about 3-4 months. They were solid, more than a stiff enough wheelset for my 190-200 lb weight. I sold my Shamal Ultras C17 after putting miles on the Kinkin wheelset because it just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,252
Posted By primov8

Consider looking into a hand built wheelset from...

Consider looking into a hand built wheelset from PWB.
You could save about $500-900 of your budget and get a lightweight, yet very durable wheelset that checks off what youíre looking for.
Had I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,358
Posted By primov8

Not that Iím looking 😗 but a Ridley Noah Fast or...

Not that Iím looking 😗 but a Ridley Noah Fast or the new Storck Aerfast3 would be what Iíd consider.

Only thing is the Ridley tire clearance is 28mm and the Aerfast3 delivery date is late...
04-27-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,044
Posted By primov8

You'd have to check with your LBS but since...

You'd have to check with your LBS but since several bike manufacturers have gone with Praxis cranksets, it's possible they could have the M30 bb tool. Ask your LBS if they even have a Park Tool...
04-26-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,044
Posted By primov8

Only the Praxis M30 external threaded bb cups...

Only the Praxis M30 external threaded bb cups requires their proprietary M30 bb tool. The M24 bsa threaded bb is removal with any external, 16 notch bb tool.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 271,561
Posted By primov8

An excellent looking build overall. HOT.

An excellent looking build overall. HOT.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,027
Posted By primov8

I have matte bronze/black wheels on my QX80 and...

I have matte bronze/black wheels on my QX80 and my Storck was matte black. I've been using Chemical Guys Meticulous Matte Detailer for years. It doesn't take much; cleans and protects the matte...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,576
Posted By primov8

Schwalbe One 25mm (non-addix)- first set of...

Schwalbe One 25mm (non-addix)- first set of tubeless tires I bought and mounted back in 2018 on Reynolds Aero 58s. Surprisingly, the process of seating the tubeless tires wasn't as bad as I thought...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,020
Posted By primov8

Not only would the Caad10 be a good first bike,...

Not only would the Caad10 be a good first bike, it'd be a really fast, first bike as well. Handling will be so much more responsive than the current hybrid she's riding. If the geometry works for...
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