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Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,520
Posted By primov8

You should throw in the steel road bike or...

You should throw in the steel road bike or frameset offerings (Liege 75, Corsa, Strada) from Eddy Merckx for consideration. The only problem is trying to find them domestically since they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,576
Posted By primov8

Check the derailleur hanger bolts and see if...

Check the derailleur hanger bolts and see if theyíve loosened up.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,576
Posted By primov8

A DTC does trigger for that disconnected sensor...

A DTC does trigger for that disconnected sensor wire, a P!550. When I did this mod about 6 years ago, I installed in-line bullet connectors so when it was time for yearly emissions/inspections in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,576
Posted By primov8

I've got a couple rides on the EM Strada now and...

I've got a couple rides on the EM Strada now and not only is the ride smoother than the Helix, it has characteristics of my favorite carbon build, a Storck Scenero G3. The Strada's frameset, with its...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,576
Posted By primov8

Same here. I built up my first SS/FG last month...

Same here. I built up my first SS/FG last month and I didn't even last a couple minutes on the bike with flat pedals. I made a u-turn back to the house and threw on the extra pair of Look x-tract...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27,078
Views: 17,869,698
Posted By primov8

Eddy Merckx Strada ...

Eddy Merckx Strada

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 317,302
Posted By primov8

I just finished building up this Eddy Merckx...

I just finished building up this Eddy Merckx Strada and hoping to get it on the road tomorrow morning.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,576
Posted By primov8

You just reminded me as I need to get a can of...

You just reminded me as I need to get a can of this stuff. My Merckx Strada arrived yesterday, also my first ever steel frameset that I'm building up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20,579
Views: 4,832,715
Posted By primov8

After selling the Helix two weeks ago, for the...

After selling the Helix two weeks ago, for the first time in the last 15 years I didn't have a road bike in the stable. I'm doing my best to keep the R500 boxed up for my ultimate "dream" build, if...
09-12-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,166
Posted By primov8

State Bicycle Co. Undefeated Track. This is my...

State Bicycle Co. Undefeated Track.
This is my first SS/FG bike I've built up. The 48T x 16T seems to be a good combo for riding around locally, might even drop down to a 15T. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20,579
Views: 4,832,715
Posted By primov8

We think alike because I was searching all over...

We think alike because I was searching all over and I couldn't find the Liege 75 in a M. :(

But I was able to find the Strada frameset and luckily found a UK based LBS who shipped it out and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,576
Posted By primov8

Sold the Helix and have the R500 in the box in...

Sold the Helix and have the R500 in the box in the hopes of Campagnolo finally going wireless next year. In the midst of it all, I'm going to be building up my first steel road bike. The biggest...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 29,805
Posted By primov8

Thanks for the link. It's been a long time,...

Thanks for the link. It's been a long time, probably close to 10 years since I had a set of Continental tires on any build. The coffee option is going to look great with the new build coming up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 475,762
Posted By primov8

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20,579
Views: 4,832,715
Posted By primov8

Although its SS, I built up my first SS to fit...

Although its SS, I built up my first SS to fit and ride similar to my road bikes; minus the geared drivetrain of course.

...
08-21-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 277,675
Posted By primov8

New to the SS scene as I just finished building...

New to the SS scene as I just finished building up my first SS bike, a State Bicycle Co. Undefeated Track. With the exception of the stock Essor USA 48T crankset, I built it up with a mix of TRP,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 475,762
Posted By primov8

At Lynskey's hometown, Chattanooga, TN....

At Lynskey's hometown, Chattanooga, TN. Unfortunately we didn't get to visit the Lynskey facility because we were only there for the night on our way down to Houston, TX.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 475,762
Posted By primov8

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 958,010
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
09-24-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20,579
Views: 4,832,715
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,154
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: 2,455
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
06-04-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,160
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: For Sale
06-02-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
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
05-20-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20,579
Views: 4,832,715
Posted By primov8

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05-20-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,297
Views: 3,725,037
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: 255
Views: 29,805
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
05-05-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,745
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 284,864
Posted By primov8

An excellent looking build overall. HOT.

An excellent looking build overall. HOT.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,365
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: 1,772
Views: 284,864
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, 08:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 26,844
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: 1,772
Views: 284,864
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: 1,772
Views: 284,864
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: 2,914
Views: 475,762
Posted By primov8

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 284,864
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...
03-18-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,391
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20,579
Views: 4,832,715
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, 01:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,391
Posted By primov8

That Litespeed is not only a much older frame, so...

That Litespeed is not only a much older frame, so are the DA components and likely 9 speed.

If it were me, Iíd choose the Premier with Chorus 11.
03-17-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By primov8

It seems Amazon has what youíre looking for. ...

It seems Amazon has what youíre looking for.

SRAM Force22 Road Bicycle BB30 Crankset (Black - 177.5 x 50/34) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CSYN07Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NDMK39T7CHQ6NB76H5RF
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 284,864
Posted By primov8

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Since taking this pic two weeks ago, I've swapped out the Record...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 475,762
Posted By primov8

WhyFi , the stem length on the Helix is 110mm so...

WhyFi , the stem length on the Helix is 110mm so you were just about spot on regarding my fit on the Helix. Even on my SBC 6061 which is a 58 (for some strange reason, they skipped 56 and 54 wouldíve...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 475,762
Posted By primov8

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 284,864
Posted By primov8

I've been a Canyon fan for so long, even before...

I've been a Canyon fan for so long, even before they became domestically available. This build, HOT.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 958,010
Posted By primov8

Out on a cold, but beautiful morning ride. ...

Out on a cold, but beautiful morning ride.

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,555
Posted By primov8

@HarborBandS, that Resolution is a great looking...

@HarborBandS, that Resolution is a great looking build.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,092
Posted By primov8

I went with their Aurora purple tape on the...

I went with their Aurora purple tape on the Lynskey. It feels so much better, not as slippery and easier to wrap than the Supacaz bling tapes I've had before (oil slick and prizmatik)....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20,579
Views: 4,832,715
Posted By primov8

I canceled the order for Reynolds ATRs and went...

I canceled the order for Reynolds ATRs and went with the Reynolds AR 58/62 DB.

I removed the OE decals because Iíve got a custom set of decals on the way.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By primov8

I too favor saddles with huge cutouts. Since I've...

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 because the Fizik Vento Argo and Fizik Tempo (huge...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20,579
Views: 4,832,715
Posted By primov8

I finally got the fit right on my SBC 6061. I...

I finally got the fit right on my SBC 6061. I swapped on a 3T -17į stem and went back to the 3T Superleggera handlebar I had laying around as the Deda Zero1 compact was definitely too shallow in the...
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