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June 18, 2013 at 6:49 pm #93974
That bike is sweet!Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?June 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm #93973
I have been using 165mm cranks for the last 2 years and I love them. They don’t feel too different from the 170′s that I always used, whereas every time I have tried 172.5′s it felt like my legs were doing more work. The 165′s allow me to get a bit lower on the front of the bike without my thighs hitting my gut. It is easier to spin a higher cadence too. I won’t ever use any other crank length. I ride a 54 cm frame & am 5′-7″ tall.Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?June 16, 2013 at 2:34 pm #93937
That’s a perdy bike Mat! What did you replace it with?Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?June 16, 2013 at 3:49 am #93934
Love this bike!
How are the O-rings for the road bike?June 16, 2013 at 12:10 am #93933
Wheels. That’s a beautiful bike, but the wheels just aren’t in the same league as the rest of the bike. Wheels are a very personal thing though. I would stick with clinchers as you have mentioned – tubulars are just too much of a hassle when it comes to flats. I wouldn’t go with full carbon tubulars for safety reasons, but that’s just me.June 15, 2013 at 11:35 pm #93932
That’s my favorite paint scheme of any bike ever. I bow down to you.June 15, 2013 at 11:33 pm #93931
I had an early Merlin road bike (1993?) and then a Merlin Extralight (1999?) right before they were bought out by Litespeed. Neither had engraving. I think that the engraving started while Litespeed owned the company, so in essence, a Merlin with engraving is really a Litespeed, right?June 15, 2013 at 11:29 pm #93930
So just over a year ago I crashed and put a small crash in the drive side seat stay. It wasn’t too bad – about 2 inches long and bare’t noticable. It was actually along the seam of the carbon tube. Luckily I have a friend with a lot of carbon fiber experience, so after purchasing the 2-part epoxy I loaded up and drove for 4 hours to his house to do the repair.
The first step was to sand the clear coat off all the way around the tube extending over an inch past the repair area.
Then, with the disc attachment on a dremel I then opened up the crack a bit to ensure that the epoxy would penetrate the area. A sheet of carbon fiber was then cut to the length of the tube that I prepared and to a width so that it would wrap the tube 1-1/2 times. This sheet was then “painted” with the epoxy using a paint brush but ensuring that the epoxy was pushed in between all of the cross fibers of the cloth. The cloth was then wrapped around the tube, then a bit more epoxy was painted on. At this point I had to wrap the repair with this shrink tape starting at the bottom of the tube so that it wound around it and ended at the top. The top and bottom of this tape was taped into place with packing tape. Finally, I used an industrial heat gun to heat up the tape on all sides of the tube so that it shrunk tight. Some epoxy dripped out the bottom and once it was all tight and the epoxy stopped flowing it was time to wait for it to cure. I waited about 16 hours. Here it is with the tape still on it before I took it off.
Then I unwrapped the tape and saw this:
At that point I had to sand it to get everything smooth and then spray it with clear coat. Done. It was suggested that I paint the repair area black and then clear coat it and then nobody would be able to tell that it was ever repaired, but I like the look of it.June 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm #93836
Hey – since you are a power meter guy, what power do you hold when doing a 30 minute climb? And what do you weigh?June 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm #93760
This is simply a gorgeous bike.June 12, 2013 at 5:47 pm #93749
I can’t believe that you actually have 3 different SRM’s. That’s quite the investment!
I like the Colnago the best too. I have always wanted a Colnago CX bike…June 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm #93691
Looks sexy, but when I click on the pictures it opens to an error message.June 11, 2013 at 10:48 pm #93690
Mt Lemmon is a MUST! I was there about 18 months ago. Here was the view from 14 miles up the climb.
The climb isn’t too steep (a steady 5%), but the best part is the descent. All turns are very wide and the pavement is perfect. You can really just bomb the descent and dive into every corner and never touch the brakes. Climbing the 14 miles took me 90 minutes and the descent was 27 minutes. Absolutely the most fun 27 minutes I have ever had on the bike.June 11, 2013 at 8:31 pm #93686
How does that sexy beast ride compared to the other bikes you have had?