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07-16-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Cassopher

First bike accident

I had my first crash last weekend going over some wet railroad tracks. Iíve been over them plenty of time wet or dry but I just hit them wrong and my front wheel slipped out and I landed on my left...
05-26-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Cassopher

Yes itís trying to move and just not catching.

Yes itís trying to move and just not catching.
05-26-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Cassopher

Etap shifting issues

I am running SRAM etap 11 speed hydro on my bike and today during my warmup ride I did something I usually never do...I shifted to the small ring! When I tried to shift back to the big ring I heard...
04-09-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Cassopher

My other bike is a Tarmac SL7 which is a Cadillac...

My other bike is a Tarmac SL7 which is a Cadillac as far as handling goes!
04-09-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Cassopher

Allez Sprint handling issues

Just built up a ln Allez Sprint disc and I took it out for its first test ride yesterday. I noticed some handling issues from the front end. Best way I can say is it was very twitchy. I almost...
03-29-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By Cassopher

Stem compatibility?

Iím building an Allez Sprint and stems are very hard to come by. I have a Tarmac stem that was a takeoff from an SL7 and I was wondering if it is compatible. Thanks for any input.
03-18-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
Posted By Cassopher

It wasnít a rider involved crash. Our toddler...

It wasnít a rider involved crash. Our toddler knocked it over and it crashed into a piece of furniture.
03-18-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,367
Posted By Cassopher

No my toddler accidentally knocked it over and it...

No my toddler accidentally knocked it over and it fell against our dresser.
03-17-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
Posted By Cassopher

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/0d0fc386_37c9_4a86_ae05_aba68b113699_a2acfdb204deabd297cf57aee392479aa2594393.jpeg...
03-17-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
Posted By Cassopher

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-17-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
Posted By Cassopher

Tarmac

Tarmac
03-17-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
Posted By Cassopher

Top tube of an SL 7

Top tube of an SL 7
03-17-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
Posted By Cassopher

Cosmetic or compromised?

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Crashed carbon bike and it has one deep chip in the...
03-15-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,367
Posted By Cassopher

Not sure what you mean by ďreal postĒ. I did a...

Not sure what you mean by ďreal postĒ. I did a 41 miler solo effort 8 days ago with a 21 average. Speed and endurance wise I can hang with anyone in my area but I am just still uncomfortable with...
03-15-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,367
Posted By Cassopher

Yes thatís exactly where Iím at physically. I...

Yes thatís exactly where Iím at physically. I also have a running background and almost a year of training inside on a trainer with Sufferfest, zwift, and peloton. I have the aerobic engine and...
03-14-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,367
Posted By Cassopher

Struggling with cornering turns

I started riding in 2015 and rode for about 2 years then started riding again last April during the pandemic. I mostly rode indoors on a trainer in 2020 but since January or so most of my rides have...
03-05-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,846
Posted By Cassopher

Ceramic BB?

I am on an SL7 with a GXP BB as I have a SRAM crankset. A buddy of mine said I should consider going ceramic and insists I look into ceramicspeed or Kogel. Is there any value in spending hundreds...
02-22-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Cassopher

True but I donít use that gear anyway, but what...

True but I donít use that gear anyway, but what the 12-28 does do is add a 21 and moves the 19 & everything else further down the cassette. It also removes the 11 which is another gear I donít use.
02-21-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Cassopher

They are sram red cranks.

They are sram red cranks.
02-21-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Cassopher

Are you certain about this? I ordered a 12-28 to...

Are you certain about this? I ordered a 12-28 to see if that helps. If that doesnít help me the worse case scenario is just selling the PM & standard chainring and then go to a 52.
02-21-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Cassopher

They must have been impressed by my calf muscles 😆

They must have been impressed by my calf muscles 😆
02-20-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Cassopher

Sounds expensive and yes Iíd have to replace the...

Sounds expensive and yes Iíd have to replace the quarq PM also. Could I put a 12/28 or 12/30 cassette to ease the ratios a bit? I currently have an 11/28 with that 53/39.
02-20-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Cassopher

Chainring compatibility

I purchased an SL7 and I put a 53/39 on it due to the advice of a guy at my LBS. After riding a couple of times Iím nowhere near strong enough to push that gear ratio and Iím looking to move down to...
02-01-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Cassopher

SRAM etap battery issue

I purchased a bike that came with 11 speed etap and I have it set up on a trainer now for the winter. I stay on the big ring for 100% of my rides but today I shifted to the small ring and the FD...
01-25-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By Cassopher

One spacer

One spacer
01-25-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By Cassopher

Could I make it work?

I am 5í9Ē on a good day with a 30Ē inseam and ride a 54 Venge with a 90 mm stem. Anything longer than that (100-110+) and my elbows are locked and Iím stretched out. Iím considering going down a...
01-23-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,214
Posted By Cassopher

Recommend a training plan on Zwift

Iíve just bought a dd trainer a few weeks ago to ride this winter after spending a couple of winters riding a Peloton. Iíve always felt very strong going into a season after using the peloton power...
01-14-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By Cassopher

I have a direct drive trainer so rear wheel/tire...

I have a direct drive trainer so rear wheel/tire wonít be an issue.
01-14-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By Cassopher

Trainer bike question

What are the opinions about having dedicated bike for your trainer to ride during the winter months or is it better to just ride your ďin seasonĒ bike?
01-14-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Cassopher

Iím thinking the same thing!

Iím thinking the same thing!
01-14-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Cassopher

Used!

Used!
01-14-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Cassopher

2 different length cranks

I purchased a SRAM red crankset on FB marketplace and I received it in the mail today. The problem is the crank arms are 2 different lengths, drive side is a 170 and other side is a 172.5 (which was...
12-31-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,061
Posted By Cassopher

Sorry I failed to mention that I have a set of...

Sorry I failed to mention that I have a set of aluminum wheels that I can park it with.
12-31-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,061
Posted By Cassopher

Switching a wheelset between two frames

I own a sprint disc and Iím considering purchasing a Venge Pro Race. I asked the seller if he would sell without the wheelset to help stay within budget. Iím am thinking about switching my carbon...
12-09-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,006
Posted By Cassopher

Tubeless to Clincher conversation

I just bought a set of Rovals off of eBay that were set up tubeless. Iíve never owned a tubeless set or even ridden tubeless, Iíve always owned ran clinchers. What are the benefits of tubeless and...
11-04-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By Cassopher

Considering a Boyd Wheelset

Iím looking to upgrade my wheelset with a carbon set in an effort to get more aero. I live in Louisiana and itís flat as a pancake here so no climbing will be involved unless I roll up on a bridge. ...
10-28-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,744
Posted By Cassopher

I didnít mean offense, the question if you read...

I didnít mean offense, the question if you read the post is if the Allez Sprint frame is worth the di2 upgrade. Sorry for the trouble of having you read another post on the internet about electronic...
10-27-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,744
Posted By Cassopher

Considering going electronic

I have an Allez Sprint Disc with a 105 groupset and Iím considering upgrading to ultegra di2. Iíve had di2 on a Venge that I used to own and I loved the smoothness of the shifting, the ability to...
10-25-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,032
Posted By Cassopher

DI2 compatibility?

I purchased 2020 Allez Sprint Disc back in August and it came with 105 and Iím considering swapping with Ultegra di2. Anyone know what the compatibility with this frame is?
10-24-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By Cassopher

So I went ahead and put it on and went for a...

So I went ahead and put it on and went for a short ride around my neighborhood and you were correct about jamming the chain. It struggled to move up to the next gear while under load. You know your...
10-24-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By Cassopher

The 105 cassette is an 11-28 and the Ultegra is...

The 105 cassette is an 11-28 and the Ultegra is an 11-32.
10-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By Cassopher

Cassette change

Iím running a 105 groupset on an Allez Sprint and was given an Ultegra cassette and they are both 11 speed. Is there anything that I need to do to the derailleur or cables, or is it completely...
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