• Thoroughly enjoying spending my daily exercise exploring the bridleways around my house on this guy.

    That Lidl frame bag's zip broke 5 mins later as I tried to put my LS jersey in there. Doesn't feel like the time to try and take it back though...


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  • One for @amey

  • Just discovered a crack in the chainstay of my specialized sequoia. don´t think they gonna replace it since the bike was bought 2017. so iam probably in for a new frame. looking again for a steel frame with steel fork because iam running a pizza rack up front. also i just bought a new wheelset so i want it to fit the new frame. 12mm thru axle 100 front, 142 back. Any suggestions? Really like the Kona Sutra by the looks of the geo

  • If you're the original owner, you're covered. Spesh offer lifetime against frame defects.

  • And if not, please don't bin it. I could be interested in the frame for a project...

  • Very nice, what rack is that?

  • Thought that said Allez.

  • Just discovered a crack in the chainstay of my specialized sequoia. don´t think they gonna replace it since the bike was bought 2017.

    Doesn't matter, shouldn't have cracked, go to the shop you brought it from and show your proof of purchase.

    You may get a new replacement (2020 version), if you want a new bike, you can sell nee Specialized to fund Kona or similar.

  • Rawland.

    Although wouldn't necessarily recommend. finishing ain't great. bit wonky and off centre and I know Spatr had the one of the larger ones and one of the mounts fell off.

    And thanks.

  • Cheers. Seems they've learned from their quality issues:

    Our Version 3 (V3) Raidoverks Rando top-load rack is now made of steel for additional strength and durability

    Still, 90 bucks + shipping and VAT+customs seems a bit steep for a small rack.

  • Nitto makes similar racks, albeit also not cheap and only come in silver I think.

  • TBH if I was to do it again I'd get a nitto and spray it.

    Seabass stocked the rawland racks previously

  • he waranty page says for all bike purchased after july 2018, so basicly is not covered. but lets see.

    already send everything to the bikeshop and they forwarded it to specialized. problem is, the bike is discontinued...

  • holy s...... iam located in germany, but i´ll give you a message

  • Reader’s. Just finished and maiden ride this morning.


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  • That is stunning!
    Good job on that.

  • Nice one snoops.

  • Corrr. That's really good.
    Wrong thread, but good

  • Interesting choice on the down tube shifters. What made you pick these over STI levers or bar end shifters? Does fit the retro feel of the overall bike; looking real good.

    Any more details on the chainset setup? Is that a triple setup as a double? Very cool.

  • I’ve never got on with flappy shifters and find them ridiculously expensive. I’m using new Dia Compe micro-ratchet downtube shifters in a 2x10 drivetrain with a vintage Suntour front derailleur and a handsome parts-bin 8-speed rear derailleur that’s lost its logo. The shifters feel great. I’ve used bar-end shifters but never truly accepted the amount of cable outer projecting from the front of the drops.

    The cranks are Ritchey Logic Compact, which can be run as a triple with removable spacers that leave them as a clean double. They’re 94bcd and currently have 46/29.

    The brakes are Juin Tech cable-actuated hydraulic calipers.

    I’m very happy with it after its first 20 miles. Perfect mix of technologies for me.


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  • Awesome. Thanks for the detailed response. Love it. Final question: the cassette range?

    I’ve used bar-end shifters but never truly accepted the amount of cable outer projecting from the front of the drops.

    First time for me using bar end shifters, and I agree. I routed the cables completely under the handlebar tape, and so far it's working great.

  • 11-36. No need for dinner plates when you have 2x with a 29t!

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