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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [SkippyKitten] [ In reply to ]
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I know, it's just that the monobar preventing the use of aero hydration systems kind of bugs me.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [minimalist] [ In reply to ]
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What’s wrong with a BTA?

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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [minimalist] [ In reply to ]
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minimalist wrote:
I know, it's just that the monobar preventing the use of aero hydration systems kind of bugs me.

I just bought the integrated water cage for the mono extension. It's a little pricey, but I can use my Speedfil A2 bottle with it.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [GreenPlease] [ In reply to ]
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So I'm putting together my 2018 speed concept, with Ultegra di2, and I installed one brake lever, but the knob thingy at the end of the cable isn't big enough to grab what part of the brake lever that pulls it out when th brakes are applied. What am I missing here?
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [friesen] [ In reply to ]
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Have you got the service instructions for the levers? IIRC the casing feeds the centre of the expander bolt. The pear cable feeds into the barrel that moves up and down in the lever to allow installation.

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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [SkippyKitten] [ In reply to ]
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I looked at the service manual. Seems like I've done everything right. I'm stumped
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [friesen] [ In reply to ]
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pull the lever and look down in there with a light. should be another little metal piece that the cable actually goes through. i can take some pics when i get home if you don't figure it out
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [MXGimp] [ In reply to ]
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Figured it out. Ya, the metal piece falls down when you put your Allan key in there to tighten it. I wasn't putting the cable through it. 😳
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [MXGimp] [ In reply to ]
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With the t nuts in the mono spacer, do I need to attach the extension to the basebar BEFORE attaching the basebar to the stem or is there a way to attach it after the basebar is on the stem
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [friesen] [ In reply to ]
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With the t nuts in the mono spacer, do I need to attach the extension to the basebar BEFORE attaching the basebar to the stem or is there a way to attach it after the basebar is on the stem

Have you read this?

https://trek.scene7.com/...t_Service_Manual.pdf
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [philg] [ In reply to ]
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Yes. but that doesn't answer my question
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [friesen] [ In reply to ]
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friesen wrote:
With the t nuts in the mono spacer, do I need to attach the extension to the basebar BEFORE attaching the basebar to the stem or is there a way to attach it after the basebar is on the stem

Extensions attach to the mono riser before you attach the mono riser to the stem (which secures the base bar). There's no other possible order of operations unless you're some sort of a wizard. One of the reasons I bought the plug-in extension is that I can remove my aero extensions without having to mess with the t-nuts.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [GreenPlease] [ In reply to ]
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Anyone have tips for cable length and routing mechanical on a low-near stem? I'm running a 15mm mono-spacer along with a low-near stem and had a bear of a time getting things in and connected only to now be left with a very small steering radius because things are binding up under the stem cover.

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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [tyme] [ In reply to ]
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how do you like the xlab torpedo bta? I am looking around to see what will be best. I am used to the shiv bladder, so I like the idea of the straw being easily lifted to drink and then tucked back down.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [riley.bill93] [ In reply to ]
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how do you like the xlab torpedo bta? I am looking around to see what will be best. I am used to the shiv bladder, so I like the idea of the straw being easily lifted to drink and then tucked back down.


If you flip the xlab backwards and glue a magnet to both the straw and bottle you can recreate the mechanics of the Shiv bladder.
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I recently bought my first carbon bike, a Trek SC 9 series (1st Gen), and I have heard about potential seat post slippage that can be averted with carbon paste? Given that I am new to the world of carbon, and carbon paste, I'm not sure what I should be looking for. I had always thought this stuff was more of a lubricant to stop the parts sticking together (i.e. like regular grease on a seat post of a aluminium bike), but google searches reveal carbon paste that is advertised as carbon grip, so would help the slippage, or would get my seat post stuck forever?! Any help would be appreciated - and brands or specific types of paste that people could recommend for this job?
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [BikedPotato] [ In reply to ]
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Your seat won't get stuck. Your LBS should have carbon paste. Toothpaste works as well in a pinch.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [riley.bill93] [ In reply to ]
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riley.bill93 wrote:
how do you like the xlab torpedo bta? I am looking around to see what will be best. I am used to the shiv bladder, so I like the idea of the straw being easily lifted to drink and then tucked back down.

I like it quite a bit. Admittedly I find that I just leave the staw loose most of the time during a race instead of tucking it in.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [wsrobert] [ In reply to ]
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If any one has a gen 1 100x45 stem they are not using pls pm me.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [BikedPotato] [ In reply to ]
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http://www.finishlineusa.com/...products/fiber-grip-

Carbon Paste/Carbon Grip (fiber grip) are one in the same. Parts won't bond together and they won't slip.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [SiRcivic27] [ In reply to ]
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GreenPlease wrote:
Your seat won't get stuck. Your LBS should have carbon paste. Toothpaste works as well in a pinch.


SiRcivic27 wrote:
http://www.finishlineusa.com/products/specialty-products/fiber-grip-

Carbon Paste/Carbon Grip (fiber grip) are one in the same. Parts won't bond together and they won't slip.


Thanks!
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [BikedPotato] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for the help so far - I have another quick(ish) question. I'm trying to get up to speed with all the BB maintenance stuff, so please bear with me:

I suspect I (LBS) may need to do some bottom bracket maintenance. When spinning the cranks without the chain on it sounds a bit "sandy" and doesn't spin for long. I tried to read a bit about the bottom brackets on the first gen SC 9s and it seems like it is BB90? As I said, I'm not particularly well versed in BB tech, but I saw quite a lot of mixed reviews about the BB90 set-up, e.g. lots of grit and dirt getting in, particularly via the non-drive side. Has any solution to that been found? Aftermarket seal or something? What is the recommended long term maintenance strategy for prolonging the life of the bearings and frame?

If I do need to replace the bearings - are there any particular brands/types that people recommend for replacing these particular bearings? Would I just need to buy any 2x BB90 bearings, but not the sleeve (or anything else)? ...or is there a specific Trek BB90 that I have to get?

Thanks for any help, it's much appreciated!
Last edited by: BikedPotato: Jan 5, 18 18:37
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [BikedPotato] [ In reply to ]
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I'd go with Enduro ABEC-5 bearings. What sort of crank do you have?
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [GreenPlease] [ In reply to ]
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GreenPlease wrote:
I'd go with Enduro ABEC-5 bearings. What sort of crank do you have?

Thanks, I have SRAM Red.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [BikedPotato] [ In reply to ]
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Good. I really like the GXP standard. The Enduro BB90 GXP bearing kit will basically consist of a drive side bearings with a 24mm internal diameter and a non drive side bearing with a 22mm internal diameter (IIRC). You local bike shop will simply remove your existing bearings and press the new ones into your frame.
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