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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Schulbub] [ In reply to ]
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when I did mine they were EXTREMELY tight. definitely ubernasty level. took some mean wrenching to get them off. I had a friend hold the frame in place and used a lot of leverage to break through and unscrew the bosses. it can be done!
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [quangtt] [ In reply to ]
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Love your setup. Very similar to mine and looks stunning!

Sam Betten
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [quangtt] [ In reply to ]
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It looks like you and Sam both went with the Sworks module (looking at the paint scheme) but neither of you appear to have the Magura hydraulic brakes that it comes with. Did you replace them with something else or am I mistaken as usual?

-Jeff
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Mr. Bubble] [ In reply to ]
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PANIC ATTACK TIME.

I got my Shiv a year ago. WIthin a couple of weeks, the seat clamp issue happened. The shop tried to fix, that took 2 weeks, and was a disaster. Ultimatley between my LBS and Specialized, they were great, and got the frame replaced.

Forward a year. Last night as I was cleaning the bike, I just noticed, that on one side the insert has started to slip. I have an IM overseas in a couple of weeks.

Is there a proven fix that works, or is frame replacement the only option? Is there anyway to fix and reinforce? I will take 100 g of added weight over the strees of worrying wether this will hold up or not.

I love the bike, but I'm concerened, as I need the bike to ride for last weeks of training, and am leaving to travel overseas for my A race that I have been preparing for 2 years now, in just a couple of weeks.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Mr. Bubble] [ In reply to ]
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Hi Jeff,

I bought this frame a couple of months before they announced the version with the Magura hydraulic brakes.
I think they started to ship them with the Magura when the 2014 version was released

- Quang
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [CJAC] [ In reply to ]
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CJAC wrote:
PANIC ATTACK TIME.

I got my Shiv a year ago. WIthin a couple of weeks, the seat clamp issue happened. The shop tried to fix, that took 2 weeks, and was a disaster. Ultimatley between my LBS and Specialized, they were great, and got the frame replaced.

Forward a year. Last night as I was cleaning the bike, I just noticed, that on one side the insert has started to slip. I have an IM overseas in a couple of weeks.

Is there a proven fix that works, or is frame replacement the only option? Is there anyway to fix and reinforce? I will take 100 g of added weight over the strees of worrying wether this will hold up or not.

I love the bike, but I'm concerened, as I need the bike to ride for last weeks of training, and am leaving to travel overseas for my A race that I have been preparing for 2 years now, in just a couple of weeks.

Get to your LBS yesterday. Get Specialized to overnight a frame. They have done it for others.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [NeverEnough] [ In reply to ]
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Do you have to remove the seat post to transport the bike.
My wife runs an XS so we don't bother to avoid the issue.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [coxy_in_nz] [ In reply to ]
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I used Araldite on mine - worked perfectly.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [grubba] [ In reply to ]
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grubba wrote:
I used Araldite on mine - worked perfectly.

How long have it held up so far?

From what I have found on line, there doesn't seem to be anybody else that had long term success with epoxy. Be awesome if that was the case though.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [CJAC] [ In reply to ]
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12 months and 71kg
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [grubba] [ In reply to ]
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grubba wrote:
12 months and 71kg

LBS epoxyed it back in, just the tension of holding the seat post pulled it right back out. They are working with Specialized on a new frame. Hope they get it replaced right away.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [CJAC] [ In reply to ]
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Ok, I admit...I'm a dummy. I need someone to give me a simple answer.

I have a 2013 Shiv Expert, with a FSA SL-K Light BB30 crank. If I wanted to add a Stages power meter (or possibly a P2Max) ... which one would I buy?











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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [dprocket] [ In reply to ]
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Wondering If some one could post a pic of the seat post issue plagued by some riders?
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [dprocket] [ In reply to ]
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dprocket wrote:
Ok, I admit...I'm a dummy. I need someone to give me a simple answer.

I have a 2013 Shiv Expert, with a FSA SL-K Light BB30 crank. If I wanted to add a Stages power meter (or possibly a P2Max) ... which one would I buy?



I purchased the entire crankset when I purchased the Stages meter. I changed the crank length, gear ratio, and moved to a SRAM crankset because the rest of my components were SRAM.

I believe you need to buy the Stages FSA BB30 crank that matches the length of your existing crank arms. The crank arm on your bike will have the length somewhere on it. Mine was 170mm.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [NewbieTri100] [ In reply to ]
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NewbieTri100 wrote:
dprocket wrote:
Ok, I admit...I'm a dummy. I need someone to give me a simple answer.

I have a 2013 Shiv Expert, with a FSA SL-K Light BB30 crank. If I wanted to add a Stages power meter (or possibly a P2Max) ... which one would I buy?




I purchased the entire crankset when I purchased the Stages meter. I changed the crank length, gear ratio, and moved to a SRAM crankset because the rest of my components were SRAM.

I believe you need to buy the Stages FSA BB30 crank that matches the length of your existing crank arms. The crank arm on your bike will have the length somewhere on it. Mine was 170mm.

Thanks. Again...dummy asking....

If I got the FSA crank, it would not match my SL-K crank....(same brand, and same length, but I assume it would look different). Unless I bought an entirely new crank...right?
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [dprocket] [ In reply to ]
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dprocket wrote:

Thanks. Again...dummy asking....

If I got the FSA crank, it would not match my SL-K crank....(same brand, and same length, but I assume it would look different). Unless I bought an entirely new crank...right?

Stages currently do not have any carbon crank options like the SL-K. It is something that they are working on, but the last I read on this there is no availability timeline.

Stages FSA crank arm...


SL-K crank (if yours is the same one as mine)

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Iakona] [ In reply to ]
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I've got a small chip running along the top tube, about 1/2mm in size, any idea's on removing or polishing it out?

I'm pretty OCD about these things.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [SamH] [ In reply to ]
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I own a Shiv Elite Apex - anyone know if the Fuelcell will fit on that bike, or is it for the more advanced carbon bikes only?
Any good alternatives if it doesn't fit?
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [sstian] [ In reply to ]
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You can add the fuelcell to any bike with the ability to put a water bottle holder. I've no idea on what impact -/+ it would have in aerodynamic but if you feel it would help you, I say do it. I find the fuelcell very helpful holding those things I hope not to use, C02,tube etc.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [CJAC] [ In reply to ]
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CJAC wrote:
PANIC ATTACK TIME.

I got my Shiv a year ago. WIthin a couple of weeks, the seat clamp issue happened. The shop tried to fix, that took 2 weeks, and was a disaster. Ultimatley between my LBS and Specialized, they were great, and got the frame replaced.

Forward a year. Last night as I was cleaning the bike, I just noticed, that on one side the insert has started to slip. I have an IM overseas in a couple of weeks.

Is there a proven fix that works, or is frame replacement the only option? Is there anyway to fix and reinforce? I will take 100 g of added weight over the strees of worrying wether this will hold up or not.

I love the bike, but I'm concerened, as I need the bike to ride for last weeks of training, and am leaving to travel overseas for my A race that I have been preparing for 2 years now, in just a couple of weeks.

New frame is in, excited to pick up my bike today.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [CAnderson_SBC] [ In reply to ]
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Does anyone know if the Shimano Ultegra BR-6810 brakes will work/fit on the Shiv?
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [skwan] [ In reply to ]
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skwan wrote:
Does anyone know if the Shimano Ultegra BR-6810 brakes will work/fit on the Shiv?

I'm interested in that as well. Does anyone have access to the measurements of the BR-6810? The tech docs from Shimano are no help.

Greetings from the IM Germany bike course,
Roland
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [CJAC] [ In reply to ]
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I am on round 2 with my seat post failure as well. I have an IM in 5 weeks... Hopefully I get a quick turnaround!!
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [jbolles] [ In reply to ]
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I'm in the market for a new bike (just sold my 2012 QR CD0.1 Red), and can score a 2013 Shiv Expert at a solid price. Is there any reasons why you would not recommend this bike? A friend had it and said he would experience some serious wobble due to crosswind, which ultimately resulted in him getting rid of the bike. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Ryan
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [rglov] [ In reply to ]
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I have that exact bike. I don't know what he's talking about and I would definitely recommend it. Great bike. I noticed differences in the way the bike handles in crosswinds, but that was only when I added a 60/90 Flo wheelset...and that is more because I had never ridden a deep wheel-set before. I used to ride a Cervelo dual and this bike handles much better all around than that bike.
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