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09-06-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,531
Posted By mrt2you

on the stem change. does your old specialized...

on the stem change.
does your old specialized bike have a specialized stem? if so specialized bikes of your era had stems with replaceable shims. they vary from 0 to 20 degrees. a 20 shim is hard...
09-05-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,531
Posted By mrt2you

to the original poster. you might want to look...

to the original poster.
you might want to look at a close out new non current year model bikes.
by me erics bikes is selling a 2017 specialized roubaix sport, sl4 frame, with 105 11 speed rim brake...
09-04-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,691
Posted By mrt2you

this is a invalid comparison. on a skate board...

this is a invalid comparison.
on a skate board the wheels do not power you forward your leg does by pushing off the ground, they just roll to carry your weight. wheel size doesn't have much effect...
09-01-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,691
Posted By mrt2you

in real life to the average rider it won't make a...

in real life to the average rider it won't make a difference. it's not the gearing difference between the 2 wheel sizes that holds us back. it's the legs spinning the wheels that make the top speed ...
08-31-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By mrt2you

i would ask for a close up pics of the area in...

i would ask for a close up pics of the area in question possibly from different angles. if you can't get those pics i would move on to another bike.
08-27-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,691
Posted By mrt2you

i had one 2 months ago. anesthesia mostly wore...

i had one 2 months ago.
anesthesia mostly wore off ASAP, maybe 1 min after they wheeled me out of the procedure room. i woke up when they were transporting me from the procedure room to my starting...
08-26-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,564
Posted By mrt2you

i have been using a HRM, cateye V3 HR, cadence,...

i have been using a HRM, cateye V3 HR, cadence, speedo, for the last 8 years.
i usually start off in the high 80's low 90's and push slightly hard until i get to 130ish and then ease up on effort a...
08-26-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,593
Posted By mrt2you

maybe try some mechanic hand cleaning wipes, they...

maybe try some mechanic hand cleaning wipes, they will have something to cut grease and grime in the wipe. after you are done throw away.
possibly something like...
08-22-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,170
Posted By mrt2you

yes buying a slightly to small bike is better...

yes buying a slightly to small bike is better than buying a to large of a bike.
7 or 8 years ago i bought a BD winsor knight bike. i liked the bike and at the end of the season i actually sold it...
08-22-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,170
Posted By mrt2you

i am 5'10" with short legs, 30" inseam. i ride a...

i am 5'10" with short legs, 30" inseam. i ride a 54. i also have short arms with a large midsection, i use a 120 stem.
as posted, everyone has slightly different measurements. check the bike specs...
08-21-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,253
Posted By mrt2you

90% of my riding is on paved trails. except for...

90% of my riding is on paved trails.
except for areas close to apartment complexes and near several duplexes. once you get away from those areas i almost never see a person walking and occasionally...
08-21-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,987
Posted By mrt2you

sealers have been around almost as long as car...

sealers have been around almost as long as car paint moved from brushes to spray guns.
it improves adhesion and durability. it also reduces paint dye back from top coat solvents soaking into the...
08-19-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,332
Posted By mrt2you

i agree with this. in my opinion the 2019...

i agree with this.
in my opinion the 2019 roubaix will ride significantly smoother than any allow bike made.
the 2019 roubaix sport has a shock absorber built into the fork for 20MM of travel to...
08-18-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,987
Posted By mrt2you

aerosol bomb or a pre-mixed pt can. it's still...

aerosol bomb or a pre-mixed pt can. it's still the same product. actually the pt can paint probably is a little thicker due to less thinner in it.

to ever hope to get any durability with it you...
08-18-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,332
Posted By mrt2you

CONGRATULATIONS on your new bike. you are going...

CONGRATULATIONS on your new bike. you are going to love how it rides.
i am sorry to hear about your marriage problems.

i have owned a specialized roubaix since 2010. first one was a 08, don't...
08-16-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,987
Posted By mrt2you

i am a certified auto body/ painter tech. i...

i am a certified auto body/ painter tech. i usually repair and paint at least 2 cars a week.
i have used prevail sprayers a LOT for small touch up jobs at home. they work great with old school low...
08-13-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By mrt2you

i have gotten great service and prices from ebay...

i have gotten great service and prices from ebay seller albaxo. as of now they have over 5K bike items listed.
08-11-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By mrt2you

i have never repaired CF but i did attend a...

i have never repaired CF but i did attend a couple of classes about doing them on corvettes.
it requires really specialized equipment and isn't something for a DIY repair.
a quick overview of the...
08-10-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By mrt2you

the fail to suction one correctly argument could...

the fail to suction one correctly argument could be used on any bike rack. failure to properly secure a latch on any bike rack and it can easily fall off.
using the suction pump is idiot proof....
08-10-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By mrt2you

glad i could help. just a FYI almost all newer...

glad i could help.
just a FYI almost all newer bikes have this plastic protect tape on the chain stays to the paint scratches from a dropped chain.
08-10-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By mrt2you

just get a heat gun and peel it off. then wipe...

just get a heat gun and peel it off. then wipe off the excess glue with solvent. it is basically thick, clear stripe tape.
buy clear 3M protect tape and replace if you really want it back on. not a...
08-10-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By mrt2you

there is clear protect tape on the rt rear lower...

there is clear protect tape on the rt rear lower leg, chain stay?, on my 2010 roubaix.
on my new to me 2014 roubaix with disc brakes there is clear tape on both of them.
08-10-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By mrt2you

the suction cups on a seasucker rack are...

the suction cups on a seasucker rack are incredibly strong. i attached the front part with 3 suction cups on the vertical side of a spray booth at work. and it easily supported myself and 2...
08-10-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By mrt2you

i agree. i have been using a seasucker for about...

i agree. i have been using a seasucker for about 4 months with great success. i regularly drive 70+ mph on the freeway with it on my car.( i have a 2010 specialized roubaix bike, soon to be a 2014...
08-10-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,215
Posted By mrt2you

i work as a auto body tech. i use cut off wheels...

i work as a auto body tech. i use cut off wheels every day at work.
in theory the lock sounds like it will work, in my opinion it would be easily defeated.
they make cut off wheels that are...
08-10-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,159
Posted By mrt2you

when i had a convertible i never locked the doors...

when i had a convertible i never locked the doors either. loosing whatever was inside of it was much cheaper than a convertible top.
08-09-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,055
Posted By mrt2you

you might want to consider a WANTED ad in where...

you might want to consider a WANTED ad in where you are looking to purchase bikes. or maybe in your local store bulletin board or other areas where people advertise things for sale.
MOST of the...
08-08-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,159
Posted By mrt2you

i recently bought one of these,...

i recently bought one of these,...
08-06-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By mrt2you

i don't swap wheels often but when i do i just...

i don't swap wheels often but when i do i just swap the cassette to the new wheel. but with the proper tools it takes about 2 min to do this.
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By mrt2you

i know it's not worth much. the cost of the...

i know it's not worth much.
the cost of the paint work to me is just my time. i did the work when i didn't have anything else to do and the materials were some extra from another job. the decals...
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By mrt2you

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/101_1026_53b8c46b9de408de3d053c565239ad9302a25c7b.jpg...
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By mrt2you

92 trek 2300 WWYD?

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/101_1025_5fd2a8c8c0b49e321c25659550a5350def00049b.jpg
i have what i THINK is 92 trek 2300 bike.
it was a thrift store project buy from...
08-03-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By mrt2you

i have on several occasions. i have a significant...

i have on several occasions. i have a significant family history of heart disease, this is the biggest reason for me riding a bike.
i should be a bit more specific on heart rate numbness. it's more...
08-02-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By mrt2you

depending on when the numbness happens it could...

depending on when the numbness happens it could be to high of a heart rate.
if mine goes over 150 my fingers start to get numb. if i keep it over 150 to long my whole hand and toes go numb.
if i...
08-02-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 25,068
Posted By mrt2you

watch out for deer also. not on the road or...

watch out for deer also.
not on the road or gravel but on paved bike trails on the outer edges of the city where it goes thru swampy area. i have had a deer jump out in front on me on 3 occasions....
08-02-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 25,068
Posted By mrt2you

you have a valid point on the fear of being...

you have a valid point on the fear of being killed by a car.
i myself have been clipped by a dumb ass in a landscaping truck towing a trailer. he thought it would be funny if he passed by me really...
07-30-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,038
Posted By mrt2you

try a heat gun on the steel tube.

try a heat gun on the steel tube.
07-29-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By mrt2you

THANK YOU for the replies. i have had several...

THANK YOU for the replies.
i have had several local riders i casually know tell me the extenders shouldn't be a problem on the carbon crank.
i just wanted a few other opinions on the subject.
in...
07-29-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By mrt2you

carbon crank strength question.

i recently bought a 2014 specialized roubaix expert. the bike is sold with a FSA slk light carbon hollow crank when new.
i have bad knees and hips so i use 5/8" pedal extenders when riding. the...
07-29-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,809
Posted By mrt2you

i have a set of HD vulelts's on my 10 roubaix and...

i have a set of HD vulelts's on my 10 roubaix and they have been great for the last 4 years. i highly recommend them for a nice low priced clyde wheels.

i wish they made them for disc brake bikes....
07-26-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,108
Posted By mrt2you

congrats on 1K miles. maybe shoot for the stars...

congrats on 1K miles.
maybe shoot for the stars for 2K miles.

i have a goal to ride 1K this year. up to 600 already with about 3 more months of riding weather.
07-24-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By mrt2you

congrats on the new bike, i went from a trek...

congrats on the new bike,
i went from a trek 720 hybrid to a 2001 trek 100 alloy bike to a 2008 roubaix elite carbon to a 2010 roubaix elite carbon to a just purchased 2014 roubaix expert carbon...
07-23-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,627
Posted By mrt2you

you will need a "CLOTHING" clip to attach the...

you will need a "CLOTHING" clip to attach the light to this bracket.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/101_0932_0911f227363a4357de3c551b46857ce46635a018.jpg
rubber band...
07-22-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,627
Posted By mrt2you

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/101_0937_d5a8c6156ba3493f47712b3abb72738b771f7bba.jpg...
07-21-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,063
Posted By mrt2you

try looking at bikes direct, they have a lot to...

try looking at bikes direct, they have a lot to choose from in your price range.
07-17-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,553
Posted By mrt2you

not really heroic but i helped fix a 4 flat tires...

not really heroic but i helped fix a 4 flat tires with my own tubes, co bottles and patches this year. i do most of my riding on paved well used trails so i interact with a lot of other riders.....
07-16-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By mrt2you

maybe check out Vuelta wheels. ...

maybe check out Vuelta wheels. https://www.vueltausa.com/vuelta-wheel-parts-56/vuelta-road-wheel-parts.html

they have a set of corsica pro II disc wheels for $220. and thru August free shipping...
07-15-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,782
Posted By mrt2you

i have the same set of wheels and tires on my...

i have the same set of wheels and tires on my 2010 roubaix and have no problems with them. they are reasonably priced also. i think i paid like $110 for a set for them.
i replaced my Vuelta corsica...
07-11-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By mrt2you

carbon fiber construction is basically the same...

carbon fiber construction is basically the same as fiberglass mat.carbon fibers held together by resin. the difference is the strength and weight of the fibers being held together by the resin.
any...
07-09-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By mrt2you

if you want specifics all i can say is search...

if you want specifics all i can say is search yourself. it doesn't cost anything to look.
i modified the search to 160 crank set triple and got 12 listings from 11 different sellers, the seller with...
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