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Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By MSchott

Suggest you drop the pressure. I was running my...

Suggest you drop the pressure. I was running my Specialized Roubaix Sport SL4 carbon frame at 100 psi and the ride over bumps and potholes was brutal. I dropped the pressure to 80-85 and it made a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By MSchott

The OP may still be here but hasnít been active...

The OP may still be here but hasnít been active since June. Why not just PM him if you can? If so he should get an email notification.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,048
Posted By MSchott

There is good value in aesthetics! Those DA...

There is good value in aesthetics! Those DA brakes are beautiful.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,048
Posted By MSchott

:) Dura Ace>105 but not worth the price...

:)

Dura Ace>105 but not worth the price delta unless you are a wealthy weight weenie. Ultegra is the sweet spot. Good summary? Lock thread :).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,048
Posted By MSchott

I love the Tesla 3 but my GTI was less than $28k...

I love the Tesla 3 but my GTI was less than $28k out the door. The basic 3 is $35k. And they can easily cost over $50k. As far as the scandal, shame on VW but Iím about getting the best car I can for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,106
Posted By MSchott

If youíre willing to do your best to become...

If youíre willing to do your best to become better that means proper training, diet and fitness. Itís not minor differences in your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,048
Posted By MSchott

This is getting of topic but Iíll say have I do...

This is getting of topic but Iíll say have I do not share your misplaced opinions nor do any legitimate reviewers.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,048
Posted By MSchott

You totally missed my point. 105 and DA are both...

You totally missed my point. 105 and DA are both high performing group sets. The do the exact same thing except one is more refined and you pay for that. Same as the Vette and Ferrari.

By by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,048
Posted By MSchott

More like Corvette vs Ferrari.

More like Corvette vs Ferrari.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,947
Posted By MSchott

Iíve been wearing Specialized shoes as they make...

Iíve been wearing Specialized shoes as they make them in wide widths. But now as owner of a Roubaix, my dealer carries their stuff and I now have gloves, helmet and socks as well. They make quality...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,908
Posted By MSchott

Thanks. If it was me Iíd report the truck to the...

Thanks. If it was me Iíd report the truck to the local police and leave it at that. Then again they wouldnít make it much of a priority.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,908
Posted By MSchott

Curious, why did you decline the offer?

Curious, why did you decline the offer?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,617
Posted By MSchott

You've been here for 10 years and this is what...

You've been here for 10 years and this is what you come up with? When you reach a certain price point, high end bikes are luxury items meaning price is somewhat irrelevant. And those that can, gladly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,910
Posted By MSchott

[QUOTE=downhillmaster;21113170]Not sure who is...

[QUOTE=downhillmaster;21113170]Not sure who is putting a gun to your head and forcing you to ride the same routes that you donít want to...[/

Some of us ride solo and leave from our homes. It's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By MSchott

Its important to get quality cycling shorts....

Its important to get quality cycling shorts. There are dozens of threads here with recommendations. Expect to pay $50.00 at the low end but if you can afford better quality, itís worth the money.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By MSchott

The reason for good padded bike shorts is to...

The reason for good padded bike shorts is to provide padding for the typically barely padded bike seat preferred by seasoned riders. Just as important, the seams on these shorts are not noticeable...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By MSchott

You sir or madam are in my debt. If you are in SE...

You sir or madam are in my debt. If you are in SE Michigan I owe you a beer or 2. There are others with the same suggestion if I recall. Thanks to you all.

I feel foolish, dismissing these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By MSchott

Since it happens under heavier loads thereís no...

Since it happens under heavier loads thereís no way I can do one legged riding.

I canít imagine itís the pedals or cleats. I used the same combination for 500 miles before this issue started.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By MSchott

Hereís an update. I followed most of your...

Hereís an update. I followed most of your suggestions. Tightened the cleats, lubed and tightened the pedals, chainrings and other driveline components. Made sure the FD cable was out of the way....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,324
Posted By MSchott

My mistake. 5 legs is correct. Does your center...

My mistake. 5 legs is correct. Does your center post tighten enough? Mine never gets tight enough and the bike rotates as I work on it. I may grind a bit off each face of the clamp.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,908
Posted By MSchott

Thanks for responding. Personally, trying to...

Thanks for responding. Personally, trying to spark discussion in this way and disappearing is bad form. People had questions about ambiguities in your post. But if you wanted to spark discussion...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,324
Posted By MSchott

The Aldi stand has 6 legs. At least the current...

The Aldi stand has 6 legs. At least the current versions.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,908
Posted By MSchott

The OP has disappeared. No need to address him.

The OP has disappeared. No need to address him.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By MSchott

Thatís not reasonable. Itís an entry level job...

Thatís not reasonable. Itís an entry level job paying close to minimum wage. She may not be a bike enthusiast to the extent we are. You seem to expect her to become an expert overnight. Iím an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,908
Posted By MSchott

To say the least. And the fact that heís...

To say the least. And the fact that heís disappeared reinforces this. Heís been here since 2007 and has posted less than 10 times.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 69,344
Posted By MSchott

I like it a lot. I can do without the web address...

I like it a lot. I can do without the web address on there rear triangle though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By MSchott

Itís a shame they didnít have a more experienced...

Itís a shame they didnít have a more experienced sales person to help but she seems to have done her best to help you. As far as the LBS having more expertise, to be fair we are not the typical...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,908
Posted By MSchott

Iíve seen both sides. I broke a chain a few miles...

Iíve seen both sides. I broke a chain a few miles from home and a man stopped and was willing to drive me home which would have made him
late for an appointment.

Another time after a crash a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By MSchott

Its the OEM seatpost on a frame properly sized...

Its the OEM seatpost on a frame properly sized for me. I doubt itís that.
08-23-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By MSchott

Cant hurt to try this. Iíll do as above.

Cant hurt to try this. Iíll do as above.
08-23-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By MSchott

Its not the pedals. Shimano Ultegra carbon. Shoes...

Its not the pedals. Shimano Ultegra carbon. Shoes donít have laces. Iíll look at the derailleur wire. Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By MSchott

Its a few clicks per revolution, itís not really...

Its a few clicks per revolution, itís not really load dependent but if I focus on a smooth stroke it seems to lessen but not go away. Itís variable to the pedal stroke.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By MSchott

It doesnít happen when I coast, only when Iím...

It doesnít happen when I coast, only when Iím pedaling. Iíve recently tightened the stem to the bars and the headset was recently repacked. Iím 90% confident itís in the crank area.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By MSchott

Thanks but no shoelaces on my cycling shoes.

Thanks but no shoelaces on my cycling shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By MSchott

Thank you. Pedals are tight, itís not the cable...

Thank you. Pedals are tight, itís not the cable or seatpost. Definitely not the skewers. The sound is coming from the pedal area. How do I check the BB? If itís that, Iíd take it under warranty to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By MSchott

Need to diagnose problem

I posted this on the Bicycle Mechanics forum here but itís quickly scrolling down the page so Iíll try here:

I own a 2017 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Sport which I bought NOS earlier this year. It...
08-22-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By MSchott

Clicking noise

Hi. I own a 2017 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Sport which I bought NOS earlier this year. It uses the 105 5800 11 speed 11-32t derailleurs and shifters and Praxis cranks and BB.

Iím having an issue...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,301
Posted By MSchott

I can only comment on the look which is subtle...

I can only comment on the look which is subtle and attractive.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,771
Posted By MSchott

I am of the school that the more gears the...

I am of the school that the more gears the better. Especially for an inexperienced rider and more so if the terrain is other than flat.

I have 11 speed 105, I think the cassette is 32-11 and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,544
Posted By MSchott

Stopped to use the restroom and get a bottle of...

Stopped to use the restroom and get a bottle of water on last nightís ride and left my bike leaned against the building. It was a good neighborhood but I was still anxious. Also, the clerk who may be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By MSchott

Not sure how cold it gets in Birmingham, AL but...

Not sure how cold it gets in Birmingham, AL but if you need all that you need neoprene covers for your clipless shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,771
Posted By MSchott

This is a great point. In my experience, my...

This is a great point. In my experience, my endurance bike does not like to turn. Itís stable but tight radius turns are not itís forte. It wants to go straight not lean into a turn.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,771
Posted By MSchott

Letís correct one thing. An endurance bike like a...

Letís correct one thing. An endurance bike like a Specialized Roubaix or Trek Domane can be as light as a more aggressive bike. The only real difference is the geometry. My 2017 SL4 Sport Roubaix...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,771
Posted By MSchott

I went from an older (old as in downtube...

I went from an older (old as in downtube shifters) race geometry bike to an endurance bike this year. The advantage to me is the shorter reach to the hoods which is where you spend a lot of time with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,373
Posted By MSchott

I have to agree with downhillmaster. I find the...

I have to agree with downhillmaster. I find the experiment odd. Itís potentially dangerous to ride 90 minutes in hot humid conditions without hydrating. Personally Iíd drink 40-60 oz of water...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,544
Posted By MSchott

Same here. I rarely need to refill and don't ride...

Same here. I rarely need to refill and don't ride in areas where my bike could be stolen.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By MSchott

I should have qualified that I meant with road...

I should have qualified that I meant with road bikes. I guess Iíve become used to walking in shoes with SPD-SL shoes over the years. The biggest obstacle is slippery floors.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,707
Posted By MSchott

How old are you and how overweight?

How old are you and how overweight?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By MSchott

No expert but isnít the reason we treat a chain...

No expert but isnít the reason we treat a chain is so the pins are lubricated. Shifting has to do with derailleur adjustment all else being correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By MSchott

Agree 100%. Use the correct tools. If you need to...

Agree 100%. Use the correct tools. If you need to do a lot of walking, Bring an extra pair of shoes.
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