2018 S-Works Tarmac Disc

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Helmetbox
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by Helmetbox

nulldreiundreissig wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:20 am
Thank you very much! That's pretty much what I feared and a large disappointment for me. But It's goof to know the truth.

Now the question is: What would be an appropriate demand for me? Give him another chance to sent me the right bearings, have him paying for my local shop here order and press in ceramic bearings, demand conpensation or should I even consider resigning from the purchase contract and giving the bike back?

The thing is: I don't need a ceramic bearing, since I just started racing and don't think it makes much of a difference. But I paid for a really expensive frameset, of which a 300 usd BB is a substantial part, and when we discussed the built, we agreed to keep it in, because an upgrade to a bb30 powermeter would only be a matter of months. Now I don't have the right bearings, but a PM I can't mount because of this. And no spare bike, which makes it worse.
If the shop can compensate that will be a better choice.

nulldreiundreissig
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by nulldreiundreissig

Helmetbox wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:22 am
nulldreiundreissig wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:20 am
Thank you very much! That's pretty much what I feared and a large disappointment for me. But It's goof to know the truth.

Now the question is: What would be an appropriate demand for me? Give him another chance to sent me the right bearings, have him paying for my local shop here order and press in ceramic bearings, demand conpensation or should I even consider resigning from the purchase contract and giving the bike back?

The thing is: I don't need a ceramic bearing, since I just started racing and don't think it makes much of a difference. But I paid for a really expensive frameset, of which a 300 usd BB is a substantial part, and when we discussed the built, we agreed to keep it in, because an upgrade to a bb30 powermeter would only be a matter of months. Now I don't have the right bearings, but a PM I can't mount because of this. And no spare bike, which makes it worse.
If the shop can compensate that will be a better choice.
Thanks for all the replies! :up:
I have sent him another email, gave him 7 days to respond and offer me a solution which is valid for both of us and mentioned a resignation from the purchase contract as the ultima ratio should we not come to an agreement. I'll keep you posted

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robeambro
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by robeambro

I am wanting to get custom Sworks decals for my 56 frame. The website asks for sizes and whatnot, but rather than measure inaccurately by myself the size of the Sworks logo on the downtube and the "S" on the headtube, I was wondering if somebody had done the hard work for me and maybe has vector versions, or anything that could help.

mushroom
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by mushroom

Hello there,

my question is not related to tarmac 2018 but tarmac sl5 year 2015, the width of bottom bracket shell, 61 or 68 mm wide? i think 68, i dont have tools near me at the moment to take all out and measure.

Also i have Tarmac sl5 frame year 2015 and quarq bb30 pf crankset, what would be good bearing, adapters or other options? ( non gluable) ive googled cbearings are not bad, kogels also are good bur im not sure if i need ceramic bearings.

Have a nice day! :)

nulldreiundreissig
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by nulldreiundreissig

Update: Fresh bar tape and Power2max NGeco with a Rotor Aldhu crank. Next steps will be Rotor chainrings, a lighter chain and casette as well as new turbo cottons. 4000km without flats, but my rear tire starts to look pretty worn out.
IMG_0686.jpeg

sychen
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by sychen

nulldreiundreissig wrote:Update: Fresh bar tape and Power2max NGeco with a Rotor Aldhu crank. Next steps will be Rotor chainrings, a lighter chain and casette as well as new turbo cottons. 4000km without flats, but my rear tire starts to look pretty worn out.
IMG_0686.jpeg
Lol... 4k without flats... Must not ride in cities..at least not cities like Sydney.

Idiots in my city loves smashing glass/beer bottles on roads and bike paths..

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Hexsense
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by Hexsense

nulldreiundreissig wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:34 am
Update: Fresh bar tape and Power2max NGeco with a Rotor Aldhu crank. Next steps will be Rotor chainrings, a lighter chain and casette as well as new turbo cottons. 4000km without flats, but my rear tire starts to look pretty worn out.
May i ask what make you pick Rotor Aldhu over FSA K-Force Light?
K-Force Light is, well, lighter and cost the same on power2max website.

I kinda like the look of Rotor crank better though. :noidea:

nulldreiundreissig
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by nulldreiundreissig

Hexsense wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:36 pm
May i ask what make you pick Rotor Aldhu over FSA K-Force Light?
K-Force Light is, well, lighter and cost the same on power2max website.

I kinda like the look of Rotor crank better though. :noidea:
and so did I, that's why I chose the Rotor cranks. I also liked the fact that the Rotor Aldhu stuff is modular.
sychen wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Lol... 4k without flats... Must not ride in cities..at least not cities like Sydney.
Zurich is far away from being as big as Sydney, but I have to cross the city for most of my usual training rides. I also only started cycling after I moved here a couple of years ago and cannot compare it to other cities. On the other hand: Being a 61kg guy might help with getting 4000km+ out of a pair turbo cottons, too.

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sychen wrote:
nulldreiundreissig wrote:Update: Fresh bar tape and Power2max NGeco with a Rotor Aldhu crank. Next steps will be Rotor chainrings, a lighter chain and casette as well as new turbo cottons. 4000km without flats, but my rear tire starts to look pretty worn out.
IMG_0686.jpeg
Lol... 4k without flats... Must not ride in cities..at least not cities like Sydney.

Idiots in my city loves smashing glass/beer bottles on roads and bike paths..

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5k+km this year, it's more about how you ride than where you ride.

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Nefarious86 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:56 pm
sychen wrote:
nulldreiundreissig wrote:Update: Fresh bar tape and Power2max NGeco with a Rotor Aldhu crank. Next steps will be Rotor chainrings, a lighter chain and casette as well as new turbo cottons. 4000km without flats, but my rear tire starts to look pretty worn out.
IMG_0686.jpeg
Lol... 4k without flats... Must not ride in cities..at least not cities like Sydney.

Idiots in my city loves smashing glass/beer bottles on roads and bike paths..

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5k+km this year, it's more about how you ride than where you ride.

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As special kind of Pauline here in Australia would ask, "Please explain!"
:noidea:

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by gurk700

oops. this is the disc thread :oops:

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Gary71 wrote:
Nefarious86 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:56 pm
sychen wrote:
nulldreiundreissig wrote:Update: Fresh bar tape and Power2max NGeco with a Rotor Aldhu crank. Next steps will be Rotor chainrings, a lighter chain and casette as well as new turbo cottons. 4000km without flats, but my rear tire starts to look pretty worn out.
IMG_0686.jpeg
Lol... 4k without flats... Must not ride in cities..at least not cities like Sydney.

Idiots in my city loves smashing glass/beer bottles on roads and bike paths..

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5k+km this year, it's more about how you ride than where you ride.

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As special kind of Pauline here in Australia would ask, "Please explain!"
:noidea:
Avoiding debris etc, don't hug the gutter, check for crap stuck in your tyres, drag a glove or bottle on your tyre if you ride through trash etc. I ride through the city regularly and it's a piece of cake compared to the 2-3 times a week I'm using the M2 and it's endless trash. I ride a mix of cottons, turbo pro, gp4k and Roubaix 28c. Several thousand km total on cottons and only 1 puncture on them, in a crap filled guttter sneaking past a garbage truck.

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by Miles253

Hexsense wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:36 pm
nulldreiundreissig wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:34 am
Update: Fresh bar tape and Power2max NGeco with a Rotor Aldhu crank. Next steps will be Rotor chainrings, a lighter chain and casette as well as new turbo cottons. 4000km without flats, but my rear tire starts to look pretty worn out.
May i ask what make you pick Rotor Aldhu over FSA K-Force Light?
K-Force Light is, well, lighter and cost the same on power2max website.

I kinda like the look of Rotor crank better though. :noidea:
The Rotor crank looks great! Was that just a straight fit into the original Tarmac Ceramic BB? I'm considering which BB30 options I have other than Specialized's Sworks crank.

Any thoughts?
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nulldreiundreissig
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by nulldreiundreissig

Miles253 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:24 am
Hexsense wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:36 pm
nulldreiundreissig wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:34 am
Update: Fresh bar tape and Power2max NGeco with a Rotor Aldhu crank. Next steps will be Rotor chainrings, a lighter chain and casette as well as new turbo cottons. 4000km without flats, but my rear tire starts to look pretty worn out.
May i ask what make you pick Rotor Aldhu over FSA K-Force Light?
K-Force Light is, well, lighter and cost the same on power2max website.

I kinda like the look of Rotor crank better though. :noidea:
The Rotor crank looks great! Was that just a straight fit into the original Tarmac Ceramic BB? I'm considering which BB30 options I have other than Specialized's Sworks crank.

Any thoughts?
I cannot comment on the fit, since I had some trouble with a bodged built, which at first left me without the ceramic bearings (I wrote about my problem a page or two ago). However: Taking out the Ultegra-crankset, threaded BB and cups, pressing in the ceramic bearings and installing the P2M out from the box took my mechanic about an hour. fittinge PM alone should therefore be a pretty straightforward thing.

The crankset itself comes with adaptors/cups for the right spacing. It looks Ok from my point of view, but I have some pictures attached. Btw: Excuse the dirty bike: I did not have time to clean the bike since wednesday's crit
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