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Have a tech question regarding your Felt? Not sure if a certain part will be compatible? Just have a general question about your bike or Felt?

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good thread - I've started a couple of threads with questions (and received helpful answers) but this centralized thread should be the place from here on

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Hi Wpcouch,

Is there a way to get the accessories and clothing delivered to the UK either through my company or by private sale.
I would love these bottles and cages to match my lovely Felt bike.
Best regards

John
 

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Hi John,

I assume you mean via the US website? Since we are the US distributor, we are only able to ship product to US addresses. In order to get P/A in the UK you would need to order via our UK distributor. Here is their contact info:

Saddleback Ltd.
Unit 10,
Easter Court,
Woodward Avenue,
Yate,
Bristol, BS37 5YS
UK

Phone: +44 1454 285285
Fax: +44 1454 285286

Email: [email protected]
Web: Felt Bicycles
 

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FC 58cm di2 harness?

Here's one for you...I just ordered a 2012 FC frameset in the 58cm size. Which Di2 harness will I need?

Thanks,
Ralph

Have a tech question regarding your Felt? Not sure if a certain part will be compatible? Just have a general question about your bike or Felt?

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If run externally, you will need Shim part number 7970-Di2, front wiring harness, and I would get the large size rear harness for a 58cm frame. EW-7970L

For internal routing, choose rear harness IEW7975. This is the better option, as the FC is internal compatible for 2012
 

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Just the plain W7975? Or, one of the A1, A2 variants?
SPEC. BATTERY HOLDER JUNCT ION CORD (JCT-JCT2) FD CORD (FD-FD3) RD CORD (RD-RD3) BT CORD (BR-BR3)
If you want to run the battery on the non-drive chainstay, use

IEW7975A1

EW-7975A-1 Short size battery mount Internal 400mm

If you'd prefer to run an internal battery like the Icarus or clamp it to the outside of the seatpost like our F2x and DA Di2 seatpost option use:
IEW7975A2

EW-7975A-2 Short size battery mount Internal 1010mm



The Shimano Tech Doc page is quite helpful for determining the Di2 set up and of course a Felt Dealer with experience running Di2 on our frames.

-SD
 

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Wow. This is great. I want to get a 3 speed Claire type cruiser for my 9 year-old daughter, but here's the catch. I want a plain unpainted bike.....like the Felt Cruiser Frame is offered.

My daughter is an aspiring artist and she would love to paint her own design on the bike.

Any chance I can order a bike in the raw....or do I need to get a bike and have it stripped?

Thanks! BTW....my new DA3 is at the shop being built as we speak and I'm going into get fit first thing tomorrow AM. My first Felt!!!
 

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Nevermiss-

Currently the only unpainted option we have available is the Canvas Cruiser, so that would be your best option. Please be aware that stripping and repainting the Claire, or any of our painted bikes, will void the manufacturer's warranty.

Congrats on the DA3! I'm sure you will love it!
 

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Currently the only unpainted option we have available is the Canvas Cruiser, so that would be your best option. Please be aware that stripping and repainting the Claire, or any of our painted bikes, will void the manufacturer's warranty.

Congrats on the DA3! I'm sure you will love it!
Thanks wpcouch! I had a feeling that would be the case. I think the style/geometry of the Claire is much better suited for a 9 year-old girl, so I think I'll get her the Claire and if she wants to paint it....then I'll go from from there. I feel much more comfortable voiding the warranty on the Claire than on my DA3!

However....I also plan to get a Canvas Cruiser for me and I can just let her paint my bike if she wants!

We'll be a 3 Felt family by Christmas.
 

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I have a 2011 F4 with the standard double gearing (53/39) crankset. Two questions:-
1. Can I simply change the rings on the crankset to 50/34 (compact gearing), or do I need to buy a new crakset?, and,
2. If I make that change will I need to modify chain length or use different rear derailleur?

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Damian.
 

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I have a 2011 F4 with the standard double gearing (53/39) crankset. Two questions:-
1. Can I simply change the rings on the crankset to 50/34 (compact gearing), or do I need to buy a new crakset?, and,
2. If I make that change will I need to modify chain length or use different rear derailleur?

Thanks,
Damian.
Damian,
Thank you for your business, the F4 is a great machine, a workhorse in the F-series line. The standard 53/39t crankset uses a 130mm bolt circle diameter (B.C.D.) This size only allows for chainrings down to 38t, any smaller and the attachement bolts will interfere with the chain/ring interface. If you want to swap to compact gearing you'll need at least, the drive side crank arm and chainrings. You don't need a complete new crankset with bottom bracket and the left crank arm although it may be difficult to source just the drive side. The "compact" on the 50/34t crankset refers not just to the smaller rings but also the B.C.D. which is 110mm on the Shimano Ultegra cranks.
If the only change you make is to go to 50-34t then you'll also want to shorten the chain.

One option you might consider is a new cassette. The stock 11-25t cassette could be changed to a 12-28t or 11-28t and Shimano recently introduced a 12-30t option as well. Techically speaking the 30t exceeds the current "28t max" cog size on the Ultegra RD but it remains within the published capacity. It might be worth a try at your locall Felt Dealer to verify the function with a 12-30t cassette. That would be the most affordable alternative to get a lower gear range.

One change you'll see on Felt's 2012 models is the use of "performance compact" gearing with more models using the 52/36t chainring size on compact 110mm BCD. This has proven more versatile for many of our consumers. This option will be found on many 2012 Felt models and you'll see it being used from more brands in the industry in 2013.

-SD
 

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Question: I am planning to purchase a Felt F75 within the U.S. What colors are available for this model? Ive seen matte black & gloss white, Black & dark blue, lighter blue & white... Also the model posted on the website is that a 2011 or 2012? thanks
 

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Question: I am planning to purchase a Felt F75 within the U.S. What colors are available for this model? Ive seen matte black & gloss white, Black & dark blue, lighter blue & white... Also the model posted on the website is that a 2011 or 2012? thanks
If you are buying in the USA you'll get the F75 with the 2-tone paint job using Matte Black with Gloss White along the top tube. It is pictured here on our 2012 website.

F75 Road Bike - Felt Bicycles

There are 3 different color options offered globally with each Felt distributor selecting the colors that suit their country/markets best.

-SD
 
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