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hello all craig here , have just discovered that a very sad part of owning what i think is a terrific bike 2011 pro transition tt bicycle is.....SERVICE OR PARTS ???
you must go directly to specailized to get any parts or work done as a bloke at a bike shop in campbelltown brought to my attention .
so travel all over the country side ask the specailized brothers - apparently( gee mike , gooday mal)
my technicality and problem with my bike is the allen key bolts and springs to locate back wheel !!
i have the standard stainless bolts with springs now the springs are 5mm short of keeping tension on this bolt and the bolt is only 19mm in thread and when wound all the way out my cxp 700c mavic satndard wheel just clears the shape of frame by 2mm admittedly i have 25mm wide continetals and use 110psi to firm ride .
went to this shop at campbelltown asked a bloke and he said let me look and see if we can fix ( unfortunately same as before)
so he told me the joys of this brand and backup is......................................... .
so i will hit ashfield cycles up and see what i can do
the main problem is the bolts and springs are too short i need bolts 4mm metric thread and 35 mm long so 8 to 10 mm is inside the retained thread and spring needs to be 10 to 12mm long and compress just enough as this will locate my rear wheel better i hope
ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS MUCH FUN??
I do not wish to do the brand in or say bad things as i thought it was quite good and looked very nice rides like a 5yr old in a toy shop , goes where you want and feels very smooth and hands off is very stable , i would say geometry is setup extremely well , just like an old cannondale and i like them too .
apparently repairs to your specailized frame or mechanicals should be done only by a specailized authorised dealer some bike shops have tryed to get parts for a specailized bike and they wont sell outside of their own official repair authorised dealers even other bike shops send the repair to them and then send it to the shop requesting the repair and wont give any info on parts or how they repair their own brands.
so i found out today
Not 100% sure what you are talking about, but I think you are talking about the setting screw in the horizontal dropouts right... 4 mm threaded bolts can be gotten from any hardware shop in pretty much any length... so can spacers. Get a bolt 5 to 10 mm longer and 10 spacers to pack out the spring tension.
That theory doesn't work with cars, so it shouldn't work with bikes
Complete bunkum. Pretty much all the manufacturers will say something like that, but for general servicing it doesn't affect anything. The only time you need to go through an authorised dealer, whether that's Specialized, Giant, anyone, is if there's a warranty issue that the importer/distributor needs to assess and process, 'cos in those cases they'll only work through the authorised dealer network.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
imagine taking your holden into a ford dealership & asking them to get you a holden part, what to you think they will say?
"Go to Repco..."
ok all sorted easy southern fasteners in kirrawee 4mm by 35 long 25mm spring cut in 2 screwed in to the correct 13.5mm measurements to position rear wheel and yes sir wheel is out of round by 3mm ( now fix wheel)
these bolts are kept in the back alloy U channel on end of frame with rear derailer on the specialized 2011 tt pro transition tri bike ( cant do photos )technology and craig are very difficult as some may have noticed
the original bolts and springs made for the sram groupset , which is not on mine i have shimano 6700 ultegra which also may explain wheel fitment and changes that have happened
anyhow some of us had a good laugh .
Seems you're all out of punctuation, have some of mine...................................,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????????????????????;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;""""""""""""""
2011 Giant Defy Advanced 2
You forgot the capitals
Everyone loves a smart a*se... Thanks for the giggle.
i can supply the comedy and laugh with or at me life is too short, but i don't mind .
wait til you see my car then you will know i am a nutter but over 6yrs of work and i have a one of!! and the bike only fits in triathlon bikes are way longer!!
do a google search and look up 1982 mazda rx7 allan moffat group c #43 car - yep mine.
until next time peddle on kids
haha - onya craig, you sure have kept us entertained.
Cycle touring blog and tour journals: whispering wheels...
yes sir the car #43 rx7 is registered and drives to many events and helps with charity runs and even racing against some very rare bathurst cars from the turbo era at eastern creek 18th/19th october!!
me at 220kph turn 1 and yes undies swallowed by bum crack !!
going to have an adventure around the city of sydney this sunday!!!
enjoy the laughs , no good to sit in a corner and cry , get up and make !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! happen!!
Allan Moffat signed my single speed bicycle last month
He is a genuinely funny bloke.
"Life is just a ride" Bill Hicks
2012 C59 Colnago
2013 Giant TCR
well if you still read this little info spot!!!
the mighty mazda rx7 did its biggest run against richards skyline and beat a factory mazda rx8 and pulled a very big 190kph in turn 1 on road tyres and by f............... did i hang on
yep fun and still sings like a demon!!!
and tomorrow arvo at 3pm specailized and me out to camden and around that way for 50ks!!!
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