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These are made by Wert Cycling. Rico de Wert is a member of weight weenies. Look for mythical on here. Or try https://www.facebook.com/WertCycling

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I STILL LOVE THIS BIKE!

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Went out for a 50km spin yesterday. Felt so good I tacked on an extra 100km. First 150km ride I've had time for in years. It was AWESOME! Except for the car crash that nearly took me out and the sunburn I came home with.

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Those crancjs are SEXY !!!
Are a dewert product ? Dam there nice !(;

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Yes they are. Unfortunately I can't run them on this bike... not enough clearance for the di2 wiring with a 30mm crank spindle. I am limited to a 24mm spindle so am using a standard Dura Ace crank now.

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So, for only the second time since owning the bike, I had to adjust the front fork headset. I think it is the only downside to this bike. I love the clean look but it was a 30 minute process to remove the front brake, adjust the compression, and reinstall/center the brake. Fortunately it seems to be a bi-annual occurrence so it's not that big a deal.

Only other complaint is the finish I chose for the bike. It is not holding up well. I will likely have the bike stripped and repainted when I get back to the U.S. later this year.

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by xnavalav8r

Rob English has been severely injured in a crash. he could use some help from the cycling community.

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/1b45/rob-english-s-medical-and-recovery-costs?utm_source=facebook

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by Dammit

We've put up an auction (for one of our race frames) to support Rob: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111413562682? ... 1555.l2649

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AWESOME!!!!! I hope you don't mind that I shared the link.

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Please feel free- the more people who see it, the better the chance that we'll raise a meaningful amount of money for Rob.

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by BmanX

I just read this. That is very bad news and I will link to his and help out. I have one of his amazing bikes and hope he gets back on his feet as quickly as possible. Great guy and great talent.
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Ugh! My bike seems to have died. Di2 is completely dead. I tried charging it overnight with no results. And of course, tomorrow is a holiday. I leave Saturday morning for 5 months and was so looking forward to having my bike with me. Blah! Happy New year my ass.

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California Bicycles Inc. in La Jolla, CA built me a brand new custom internal battery in time for my trip. Unfortunately, upon arrival, I discovered the front shifting was gone. Turns out the front derailleur has failed and was drawing on the old battery enough to kill it. New battery is fine and holding a charge with the front derailleur disconnected. Now I have to find another 7970 front derailleur.

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It looks like there was more going on than just a bad derailleur. The fault might have corrupted the system. Bike is on its way to CalBike who will disassemble it and troubleshoot the system. While it's apart I am having it repainted. Depending on my budget I may upgrade to the new 9070 di2.

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I managed to score a 9070 di2 group (including cranks) for $1400.00. My bike is enroute to CA where it will be disassembled, stripped, repainted, and rebuilt with the new group.

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