[SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

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[SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby Pottsy » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:11 pm

Item: Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium
Price: $850
Postage Available: Yes, at buyers cost
Details:

Crave Pro SS M4SL alloy frame - Medium
Specialized Chisel carbon fork
SLX brakes - m675
160mm ice tech rotors
Chris King 16th cog
Rental SR4 38th chain ring
Deore XT 175mm cranks
Koryak bars, 710 mm wide
Roval Control wheels. DT Swiss internals
Schwalbe Durano plus 700 x 32 tyres, very little use

Note:
The wheels are the most used item on this bike, they have some scratches. They will come with various end caps to suit different types of bikes.
Brand new Deore XT chain rings will also be supplied. 40-28t

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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby Pottsy » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:46 pm

bumpity
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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby Pottsy » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:54 pm

make me an offer
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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby schroeds » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:28 pm

OK I'm gonna ask some really embarassing questions:

1. That's like a fixie right? With an mtb frame?
2. What is that bike FOR?
3. What is a 16th cog?

:oops: :oops: :oops:

Looks pretty damn sharp, have to say
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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby attaquer » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:39 am

Is the medium a 17" or 19" frame?
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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby Marx » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:12 am

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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby Marx » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:20 am

From my limited exp with Spesh MTBs -
17inch is regarded as a Medium (I'm 179cm tall & ride a Medium).
The Carve has an eccentic bottom bracket (crank axial) used to adjust the chain tension, as the rear wheel sits in a regular vertical dropout. The wheel is a regular multi-speed hub which normally runs a cassette, but in this set up has spaces & just 1x rear cog (16tooth?).
Not a fixie.
(Although in the US a bloke sells rear cogs that bolt onto the hub in place of the rear brake rotor, for those lunatics who want a fix/free, flip-flop, on a disk braked MTB - you lose a rear brake, but gain a mountain of cred out on the trail ).


Apparently these Carve eccentric BB frames are sort after because they offer riders the option to go single speed or multispeed (and single speed in anything is cool).
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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby schroeds » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:43 am

woah, so that'd be a single gear, front brake only, no suspension bike .... on a trail :shock:

That is total madness :lol: What the hell happens on a descent :shock: :shock: :shock:

I have enough trouble controlling my duallie :roll:
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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby Pottsy » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:45 pm

attaquer wrote:Is the medium a 17" or 19" frame?

it is a 17" frame

I used it for commuting for a short period of time.

It can easily be turned into a SS mountain bike just by changing the tyres.
You could also turn it into a gear bike if you wished. You would just have to get a new hanger & run full length cable housing, cable tied to the frame.
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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby Pottsy » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:08 pm

any offers welcome
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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby Trailing » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:38 pm

Interesting ride, does the carbon fork offer much dampening?
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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby Pottsy » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:03 pm

Trailing wrote:Interesting ride, does the carbon fork offer much dampening?

I would say no, it can still beat you up.
But it is a stiff & direct front end.
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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby Trailing » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:09 pm

Would be a different style of riding than I'm use to, I'm interested. Would you take $750?
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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby Pottsy » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:35 pm

sorry for the late reply. I have sent you a PM
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Re: [SYD] Specialized Carve Pro SS - Medium

Postby rfitzgeraldh » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:36 pm

Any chance this is still available? If so, would you be willing to ship to North America, specifically Canada?


Thanks,

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