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 Post subject: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:09 am 
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2 questions please....

1- I was moving my stem down last night, undid the top cap, swapped stem and spacers around, screwed it all back together again (multiple times) and can't seem to get a bit of wiggle out of the headset, any pointers? Have tried tightening the expander with a 5mm a bit (reverse thread) but no luck.

2- Anyone tried a lower headset topper? The cone thing is huge.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:24 am 
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1 - uh...the cap is the adjuster and the stem holds it all in place:
http://sheldonbrown.com/headsets.html (read threadless)

2 - many people have (though I've not yet)


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:52 am 
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ultyguy wrote:
1- I was moving my stem down last night, undid the top cap, swapped stem and spacers around, screwed it all back together again (multiple times) and can't seem to get a bit of wiggle out of the headset, any pointers?

Sometimes the tapered compression ring that sits on/in the top bearing gets a bit stuck so when you tighten the top cap you can't remove all play,
Take the bearing cover and seal off, wiggle the tapered compression ring up a bit and apply a little bit of grease around the steerer and top bearing before reassembly.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:25 pm 
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ultyguy wrote:
2- Anyone tried a lower headset topper? The cone thing is huge.


the middle sized has been used on a few bikes in the thread. Can't say i've seen a 8mm or less on an AR1/FRD. Yea huge cones look real bad. Image

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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:47 pm 
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I'm currently using the low stack headset cap, no issue as you would expect. I've been slowly lowering the front end, I now have the low stack cover and a 5mm spacer.

To the guy having issues with the headset re build, make sure the compression bung inside the steerer isn't moving, I've found mine slips quite easily.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:41 pm 
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Tenlegs wrote:
ultyguy wrote:
1- I was moving my stem down last night, undid the top cap, swapped stem and spacers around, screwed it all back together again (multiple times) and can't seem to get a bit of wiggle out of the headset, any pointers?

Sometimes the tapered compression ring that sits on/in the top bearing gets a bit stuck so when you tighten the top cap you can't remove all play,
Take the bearing cover and seal off, wiggle the tapered compression ring up a bit and apply a little bit of grease around the steerer and top bearing before reassembly.


Cool thanks, will give it a shot. So annoying to have it and not ride it yet!


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:55 pm 
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I've been greatly enjoying my Exergy team bike, but is it really true the AR1 has a longer head tube in the 54cm size? The F series head tube comes in definitely lower than my old Tarmac's 140, and I've been much more efficient (and cornering/descending better) on the Felt.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:18 pm 
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Yes ar1 has more stack ( longer head tube) than the f series in the same size


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:36 pm 
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Thanks for the reply. On the one hand: dang. On the other: that tempers my lust and keeps me happier on my current frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
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There are ways round a higher head tube. Could you not run a -17 stem? Bars with a bigger drop at the hoods?


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:30 pm 
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Anyone happen to know if the internal battery seatpost hanger comes with the AR3 EPS? or is available after the fact?

I'm contemplating pulling the trigger on the bike, but don't want to stuck with campy if I don't like it...


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:38 pm 
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Nevermind...Pulled the trigger on a FRD frameset instead. :shock: :unbelievable:


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
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:thumbup: Nice. Let us know when you get it. I might be tempted to get a '15.

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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
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Came across this AR1 build. Sure is an attractive looking frame.

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Sweet!
Colorado Springs?


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