Re: 201X Allez Sprint
Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:11 pm
Looking at it more closely, the only thing that seems "off" is the white pedals.
ive used them for a couple of years now, ive done 200 mile rides on them, but mostly short flat out local stuff, if its wet i take out a different bike, longevity getting 800-1000km on them, don't run them tubeless, use Vittoria latex tubes with themCrankAddictsRich wrote: ↑Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:14 pmIt was sold as a complete with 105.
Really nice bike... proper build. I'm anxious to see your thoguhts on the tires, long-term. I rode them as TT tires and they are certainly fast, but IMO, not suited at all for a general riding tire. The grip is not very good in the wet and they are extremely thin and flat-prone.
That a camera in the seat post? What kind?Hexsense wrote:My Sprint disc.
Enve SES Aero road bar size 40cm measured at drop end, which is 35.5cm wide on the hood.
Light-bicycle 56mm deep, 30mm external, 23mm internal. Plenty of tire clearance with wide tire on these very wide rims.
I actually just had my fork out to re-grease my bottom headset bearing. Come to think of it, I don't remember there being one. I actually never thought about it before. Maybe the bottom of the top cover is shaped to center the steerer tube in the bearing? I had them on my last two carbon bikes, because I always forgot about it when I pull out the stem and it'd go flying. I don't remember dealing with it when I pulled my fork earlier this week.berest wrote: ↑Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:37 amHi there!
2019 Allez Sprint owners, I need your help. Can anybody tell me if there's should be a compression ring with a headset or not?
The story is simple: I have bought a 2019 Allez Sprint frameset from Specialized official store, then i picked up the box and transferred it to my home country. In the moment of opening of all the inner boxes and packages i've found that there was no a compression ring for the headset by default from manufacturer(China/Taiwan) in it's factory sealed package.
I've found it weird so i have contacted that Specialized store, explained them what's going on and asked them to ship me that absent/missed compression ring. The answer of the official store totally shocked and confused me at the same time, cuz they are telling me that it's OK and there should be no compression ring at all. They took photos of the same frame from their store without that compression ring just to make me sure that they sell the frame in the same way without that small part. And here you go, the answer itself:
please see the attached files.
The part is not nessesary for building up the bike. When you cut the steerer tube and put on a matching stem the headseat won’t move at all.
The Headseat will always move if the bike isn’t built up yet.
So what's the story here, can anybody tell me? I see an empty space between the upper bearing and the steerer tube, i'm strongly believe that somebody is a liar and there's should be a compression ring. Can anybody confirm it please?
Just from a safety aspect, I don't know that I'd run a 23c tire on a 28mm rim, much less 30mm and I'd probably shy away from 25c on anything bigger than a 28mm rim. My HED Jet+ rims are 25mm external, and they fit fine. 25c Schwalbe Pro Ones measure out to about 27mm on those rims, and I don't think I'd have any issues running 28s. I've actually managed to fit a 31c CX tire, but the knobbies rubbed on the top of the fork, so I'm going to guess 28c should be OK.Brynhildr wrote: ↑Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:37 pmAnybody know what the max clearance for rim width is for the Allez Sprint Rim Brake version? Was looking at LightBicycle, and saw their new fancy wide rim profiles, would 28mm or 30mm rim width clear? I'd expect I'd have to even downsize my 25mm tires to 23mm to account for the change.