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Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:54 pm
by Calnago
Your dog + My cat = Hot Mess
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Re the bike... yes, a nice profile shot would be good. And if possible, some closeups of the rear derailleur and cog interface, namely the area of the top pulley and cassette when in the usual extreme combos... big/big, small/small, big/small, small/big if possible and you’re you want to practice your pbtotgraphy with an upgraded potato camera. Those cucumber cameras are so last year.

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:57 pm
by ChiZ01
wheelbuilder wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:49 pm
That bar drop.
some people were blessed with long arms

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:57 pm
by Weenie

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:07 pm
by locoman
Nice bike, would you please comment on the Exakt power meters?

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:40 am
by ParisCarbon
locoman wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:07 pm
Nice bike, would you please comment on the Exakt power meters?
Will be riding it tomorrow evening so will give my feedback.. I refuse to ride a new bike "from home" so I drive out to my local provincial park which is an 11km loop.. at least if something nukes itself I am only 5km from the car instead of 40 from home...

The actual setup of the pedals is pretty simple... just followed exactly as the video says to do, the hardest thing was keeping consistent pressure when setting them up.. you need to apply a down pressure on the pedal and watch the calibration scale on your mobile device, once it "zeroes" you need to tighten down the nut.. trick is to keep the pedal where it was and tighten the nut at the same time...

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:12 am
by Seedster
Congrats on finally getting your build completed! It's been a long time coming. That's a fully decked out Tarmac, ParisCarbon.

Looking forward to better pics when you get that new smartphone.

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:21 am
by ParisCarbon
locoman wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:07 pm
Nice bike, would you please comment on the Exakt power meters?
I was in Italy for 2 weeks, but Im back now and had 3 days to finally actually take the SL6 for some rides..
Overall, I am very happy with the Exakt pedals... the numbers I am seeing are virtually identical to my Campy SRM on my SL5 under similar riding/wind conditions (I live on the prairies. I have no hills just wind, so its easy for me to judge/guess my watts, and riding the same roads every day you get to memorize the numbers)

There's some online reviews that slam the pedals, those reviews are out to lunch in my opinion..
Are they hard to set up - No
Do they take a few more minutes to setup - Yes
Am I going to swap them on and off between bikes - No
So I don't really care that it took a few more minutes to set them up...
The only issues Ive had are my own doing because I didn't crank the locknut down as much as I should have and the pedal backed out slightly skewing the wattage values slighty...
I was a little skeptical at first to go pedal based after always riding crank based.. I didn't go with the SRM crank based because I fell in love with the Super Record 12s crankset and I wasnt going with Stages.. now that ive had the Exakts out for some testing, I have no regrets.
Any questions Ive had with setup were answered immediately by SRM.. had a charge pod that didnt work for the other set going on my Venge... SRM USA sent me a new pod out same day via Fedex.

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:50 am
by rlanger
ParisCarbon wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:21 am
I was in Italy for 2 weeks, but Im back now and had 3 days to finally actually take the SL6 for some rides..
You went to Italy for 2 weeks and didn't take your new bike?!? :shock:
Hand in your WW card immediately! :evil:

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:54 am
by bespoke
Finally some real world owner feedback
For the benefit of the rest of us; once its set up on a bike, what is the procedure for day to day calibrations
Is it as easy as on a crank based SRM?

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:32 pm
by ParisCarbon
rlanger wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:50 am
ParisCarbon wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:21 am
I was in Italy for 2 weeks, but Im back now and had 3 days to finally actually take the SL6 for some rides..
You went to Italy for 2 weeks and didn't take your new bike?!? :shock:
Hand in your WW card immediately! :evil:
I never travel with my best bike, and will never travel with an electronic bike without a full arsenal of everything I need to fix it myself.. don't trust airlines at all... Still using my Cannondale EVO with Super Record mechanical though ... funny in Italy, myself and one other person were the only Campagnolo equipped bikes I saw...

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:34 pm
by ParisCarbon
bespoke wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:54 am
Finally some real world owner feedback
For the benefit of the rest of us; once its set up on a bike, what is the procedure for day to day calibrations
Is it as easy as on a crank based SRM?
Yep.. turn on PC8.. spin pedals to "wake them up" hold PRO key, goto Zero offset option... you will see the 2 values for L/R pedals... simply press the SET key, a calibration request will be sent, and it will either say success or fail... and thats all ya need to do!

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:50 pm
by pmehra
ParisCarbon wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:34 pm
bespoke wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:54 am
Finally some real world owner feedback
For the benefit of the rest of us; once its set up on a bike, what is the procedure for day to day calibrations
Is it as easy as on a crank based SRM?
Yep.. turn on PC8.. spin pedals to "wake them up" hold PRO key, goto Zero offset option... you will see the 2 values for L/R pedals... simply press the SET key, a calibration request will be sent, and it will either say success or fail... and thats all ya need to do!
You have to calibrate it before every ride?

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:59 pm
by ParisCarbon
pmehra wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:50 pm
ParisCarbon wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:34 pm
bespoke wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:54 am
Finally some real world owner feedback
For the benefit of the rest of us; once its set up on a bike, what is the procedure for day to day calibrations
Is it as easy as on a crank based SRM?
Yep.. turn on PC8.. spin pedals to "wake them up" hold PRO key, goto Zero offset option... you will see the 2 values for L/R pedals... simply press the SET key, a calibration request will be sent, and it will either say success or fail... and thats all ya need to do!
You have to calibrate it before every ride?
Its no different then getting the slope of the SRM crank to the PC8... so yes.. and it takes all of 15 seconds... I just do it before getting my shoes on..

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:06 pm
by pmehra
ParisCarbon wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:59 pm
pmehra wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:50 pm
ParisCarbon wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:34 pm
bespoke wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:54 am
Finally some real world owner feedback
For the benefit of the rest of us; once its set up on a bike, what is the procedure for day to day calibrations
Is it as easy as on a crank based SRM?
Yep.. turn on PC8.. spin pedals to "wake them up" hold PRO key, goto Zero offset option... you will see the 2 values for L/R pedals... simply press the SET key, a calibration request will be sent, and it will either say success or fail... and thats all ya need to do!
You have to calibrate it before every ride?
Its no different then getting the slope of the SRM crank to the PC8... so yes.. and it takes all of 15 seconds... I just do it before getting my shoes on..
That's not too bad. Overall, do you like them? I'm struggling to find a PM to use with THM Clavicula SE crankset

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:03 pm
by ParisCarbon
pmehra wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:06 pm
ParisCarbon wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:59 pm
pmehra wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:50 pm
ParisCarbon wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:34 pm


Yep.. turn on PC8.. spin pedals to "wake them up" hold PRO key, goto Zero offset option... you will see the 2 values for L/R pedals... simply press the SET key, a calibration request will be sent, and it will either say success or fail... and thats all ya need to do!
You have to calibrate it before every ride?
Its no different then getting the slope of the SRM crank to the PC8... so yes.. and it takes all of 15 seconds... I just do it before getting my shoes on..
That's not too bad. Overall, do you like them? I'm struggling to find a PM to use with THM Clavicula SE crankset
I had very limited use with them as I got both bikes finished at the end of the year and then was mostly riding my cross bike.. but in comparision to riding with my SRM Campy on my SL5 vs the pedals on the others, the numbers for the effort looked and felt right.. you'll find people are split on them.. you'll get the group that says as accurate as the crank (I agree) and then you get the group that says, well if you want a number to see then they are good enough which I disagree with... initial setup of them can be a little tedious but once they are installed no big deal...

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:58 pm
by pmehra
ParisCarbon wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:03 pm
pmehra wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:06 pm
ParisCarbon wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:59 pm
pmehra wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:50 pm


You have to calibrate it before every ride?
Its no different then getting the slope of the SRM crank to the PC8... so yes.. and it takes all of 15 seconds... I just do it before getting my shoes on..
That's not too bad. Overall, do you like them? I'm struggling to find a PM to use with THM Clavicula SE crankset
I had very limited use with them as I got both bikes finished at the end of the year and then was mostly riding my cross bike.. but in comparision to riding with my SRM Campy on my SL5 vs the pedals on the others, the numbers for the effort looked and felt right.. you'll find people are split on them.. you'll get the group that says as accurate as the crank (I agree) and then you get the group that says, well if you want a number to see then they are good enough which I disagree with... initial setup of them can be a little tedious but once they are installed no big deal...
Ok. Thanks for the advice. I'm still debating between THM Clavicula SE with Look Keo vs. THM carbon arm power meter.

Re: Finally Tarmac SL6 EPS 12 done

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:58 pm
by Weenie