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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20,201
Views: 4,502,615
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: 23
Views: 673
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: 20,201
Views: 4,502,615
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: 337
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: 897
Posted By primov8

BUMP. Price drop,

BUMP. Price drop,
08-23-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By primov8

BUMP. Price drop.

BUMP. Price drop.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,853
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: 1,002
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: 230
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: 20,201
Views: 4,502,615
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: 522
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: 397
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: 522
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: 17
Views: 856
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: 408
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: 956
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: 20,201
Views: 4,502,615
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: 485
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: 5,062
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: 5,068
Views: 3,563,869
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: 20,201
Views: 4,502,615
Posted By primov8

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Shamal Carbon db wheelset. ...
05-20-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,068
Views: 3,563,869
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: 133
Views: 11,950
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: 1,312
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: 1,683
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: 722
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: 2,623
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: 2,623
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: 5,931
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: 825
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: 825
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: 1,684
Views: 244,479
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: 1,450
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: 133
Views: 11,950
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: 1,370
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 244,479
Posted By primov8

I have to stop looking at this build. It keeps...

I have to stop looking at this build. It keeps reminding me that I shouldn't have sold my Storck. I actually like this build with the blue bar tape, but still a HOT with all the new subtle changes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,827
Posted By primov8

Thanks. Not a TiMania stem but also from Lynskey.

Thanks. Not a TiMania stem but also from Lynskey.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,827
Posted By primov8

For years, I've always wanted to build up a Ti...

For years, I've always wanted to build up a Ti frameset and it finally happened when my Lynskey Helix Disc frameset was delivered this past December. I chose the Lynskey Helix because I've always...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 244,479
Posted By primov8

I like this build. Its clean as everything flows...

I like this build. Its clean as everything flows just right. Also, the bar tape gives it the perfect contrast. HOT.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 244,479
Posted By primov8

I'd race this too if I had this + a fan of Spooky...

I'd race this too if I had this + a fan of Spooky frames. Definitely HOT.
I spend more than half my time riding in the drops. I've got short nose saddles on both my bikes; Fizik Vento Argo and Vento...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 398,057
Posted By primov8

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 244,479
Posted By primov8

Thanks. Iím definitely enjoying these builds. ...

Thanks. Iím definitely enjoying these builds.


Thanks LAJ. Funny you mention Holdsworth because their Competiton frameset is one of a couple steel frames I have in mind for my first steel frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,403
Posted By primov8

I had Supacaz bling tape and as nice as it...

I had Supacaz bling tape and as nice as it looked, it wasnít the easiest to wrap. I was able to tear it the first time I used it. On the Helix, I opted for Ciclovation aurora bar tape and not only...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,568
Posted By primov8

185-190lbs. I built up the Helix with GK slicks...

185-190lbs.
I built up the Helix with GK slicks 32c tubeless, 55psi/60psi.
Iím switching to Schwalbe Pro 1s Addix 30c tubeless and will be running those 70psi/75psi.

On my SBC 6061, GK slicks...
03-18-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
Posted By primov8

You're right. I worded it wrong as I was thinking...

You're right. I worded it wrong as I was thinking how much more of the seatpost can be exposed when the TT is compact/sloping as in the case with this Premier.
03-18-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
Posted By primov8

That saddle to bar drop has to do with the...

That saddle to bar drop has to do with the sloping TT and the current owner utilizing what looks like a -17ļ stem. I think the Premier was being sold as a "light touring" frameset/bike and definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 244,479
Posted By primov8

I no longer own or ride any carbon bikes but...

I no longer own or ride any carbon bikes but damn, this definitely got my attention. It would've been perfect... had it been built up with Campy. :) Either way, still HOT.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20,201
Views: 4,502,615
Posted By primov8

WhyFi , that thread about tubeless tires got me...

WhyFi , that thread about tubeless tires got me reminiscing about how I had Schwalbe clincher and tubular tires on just about every build in the past. I looked at the Helix and the GK 32s gotta go;...
03-17-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
Posted By primov8

I highly doubt it. I remember reading how...

I highly doubt it. I remember reading how straight gauge and butted tubing having the same outside diameter, same wall thickness on the ends but butted tubing would be thinner in the middle for...
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