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06-02-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By rnothog

2019 Roubaix Comp Di2 is a great bicycle....

2019 Roubaix Comp Di2 is a great bicycle. BikeRadar has a video on it. It was their Road Bike of the Year 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK31BWh3a34
05-27-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,979
Posted By rnothog

DrDyno, thanks for this thread. You inspired me...

DrDyno, thanks for this thread. You inspired me to give it a whirl.Had an easy transition (still new to it, but feeling quite comfortable at this point).
05-27-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,426
Posted By rnothog

Here's an update. About a month ago, I purchased...

Here's an update. About a month ago, I purchased a Specialized Roubaix Comp with Di2 Ultegra. That is a quantum leap from the Giant Roam 1. Whoa!!!

When it came to pedals, I asked the salesman to...
05-18-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,214
Posted By rnothog

Or hips...the real ones I once had...

Or hips...the real ones I once had...
05-08-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,528
Posted By rnothog

Mine’s red, too. Rubber side down!

Mine’s red, too. Rubber side down!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,173
Posted By rnothog

Bought a 2019 in the gray color last weekend....

Bought a 2019 in the gray color last weekend. There is nothing about it that I don’t love.
04-28-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Posted By rnothog

We have some nice bike trails, many paved and...

We have some nice bike trails, many paved and marked, but nothing like that super highway.
04-26-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Posted By rnothog

Someone from someplace sunny always has to chime...

Someone from someplace sunny always has to chime in. So permit me...

Triple digit day here in Phoenix. One of the first of many. Got in 20 miles before noon. It was about 90 by the time I started,...
04-20-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,281
Posted By rnothog

nesdog, hope you found your bike! Picked up...

nesdog, hope you found your bike!

Picked up a '19 Roubaix Comp - Ultegra Di2 today. A so-so discount sealed the deal now that the 2020 model is out.

Overcame the guilt as soon as I felt the...
04-19-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By rnothog

Buy the CARVED. Cambium is basically as broken in...

Buy the CARVED. Cambium is basically as broken in as it is going to get when you buy it, and bouncy is the last thing I'd call my C-17 CARVED.

I'm 6'0" and was at your weight when I bought mine. ...
04-16-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By rnothog

I've had to have both hips replaced. First...

I've had to have both hips replaced. First noticed pain in the front of my hips while riding motorcycles in my late 20's. Proceeded to dog me for 30 years. Kept running, until that became too...
04-14-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,281
Posted By rnothog

Thanks! Since it is that time of year,...

Thanks!

Since it is that time of year, wonder if I can deduct this as a “medical device” ;)

Happy 1040!
04-14-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,281
Posted By rnothog

I retired in June of '18 with a combined 40 plus...

I retired in June of '18 with a combined 40 plus years in the Marines and law enforcement. This January, I almost checked out from blood clots in both lungs...big ones. I was stupid enough to wait to...
03-31-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,426
Posted By rnothog

Non-OEM...that’s me, too! Great way to describe...

Non-OEM...that’s me, too! Great way to describe us!
03-26-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,426
Posted By rnothog

Thanks for the input, everyone! I think the...

Thanks for the input, everyone!

I think the best course for me is to give the Shimano SPD types a try...on a trainer...in a store.
03-25-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,426
Posted By rnothog

Thanks for your input, all. Might try the...

Thanks for your input, all.

Might try the spd types out on a trainer to see how instinctive they feel to me.

That’s as far as I’m going, for now.
03-25-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,426
Posted By rnothog

Clipping Clip Clipped

Me: early 60's guy, 6 ft., 240, getting slimmer, 2 (count 'em) artificial hips, done within last 4 years.

Ride a Giant Roam 1, for fitness, 10 or more miles most days. Virtually all pavement (some...
07-18-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By rnothog

You can do it. You overcame something to get...

You can do it. You overcame something to get involved in spinning at the gym (and go right back and get involved with that again).

Take the back wheel off...or get some help to do it and learn...
04-15-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,842
Posted By rnothog

Frames Direct is a good online retailer. I have...

Frames Direct is a good online retailer. I have purchased a few progressives from them...always on the money. They have a branch called Armed Forces Eyewear, offering deeper discounts for military...
04-15-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By rnothog

Both replaced, one at a time, about a year apart....

Both replaced, one at a time, about a year apart. Started riding again at 6 weeks. No issues, except that I lean the bike over towards me to mount.

It definitely assisted in overall rehab.
04-08-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,842
Posted By rnothog

Oakley's are pricey, but you can order...

Oakley's are pricey, but you can order cycling-specific progressive lenses. I'm very happy with them. Agree that CostCo is a good bet, too.
08-06-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,169
Posted By rnothog

Had my left hip replaced in the summer of 2015...

Had my left hip replaced in the summer of 2015 and the right one done this past January. I started riding 6 weeks post-op.

I definitely believe that cycling helped me prepare and rehab.

I ride...
07-25-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,135
Posted By rnothog

I'm going shortly after the first of the...

I'm going shortly after the first of the year...at 61. Looking forward to it, although I will miss the clowns, as they say...but not the circus!!

In the meantime, I have a lot of vacation to use.
07-15-17, 01:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,647
Posted By rnothog

Yes. I've got a Harley Ultra, now (5th Harley). ...

Yes. I've got a Harley Ultra, now (5th Harley). Also owned various Suzuki's, Yamaha's, Kawasaki's, a KTM 990 Adv and a BMW R1200 GSA. Loved the GSA.
07-15-17, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,433
Posted By rnothog

Age 60, too. I've had both done...anterior via...

Age 60, too. I've had both done...anterior via "Superpath". Last one was 6 months ago. Pretty quick recovery. Did the PT. My doc okay'd me for leisurely riding at 6 weeks. I took it low and...
03-17-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,905
Posted By rnothog

Good luck, and may you have many happy rides...

Good luck, and may you have many happy rides ahead!
03-11-17, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,905
Posted By rnothog

Saw the doc Tuesday. Got cleared for street...

Saw the doc Tuesday. Got cleared for street riding just two days shy of six weeks post-op. He said to leave the higher impact (mashing, mountain biking) alone for the next month or so.
...
03-04-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,905
Posted By rnothog

I think you'll find there are no guarantees, but...

I think you'll find there are no guarantees, but rather general agreement that 10 years would be on the short end of the durability scale.

The prostheses are not suited for running, or taking a...
03-03-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,905
Posted By rnothog

What you end up with is a removal replacement of...

What you end up with is a removal replacement of the femoral head (the ball) and acetabulum (the socket).

So, you wind up with titanium on plastic and/or ceramic...there are variations in...
02-20-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,421
Posted By rnothog

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
12-06-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,507
Posted By rnothog

Here in Phoenix, it cools off pretty quickly...

Here in Phoenix, it cools off pretty quickly after sunset, and that is obscenely early this time of year.

In the truly hot part of the summer here, I mostly ride at night.

Like others, its dark...
11-20-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,491
Posted By rnothog

Brrr. 66 and raining here...well...drizzling.

Brrr. 66 and raining here...well...drizzling.
10-23-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By rnothog

Woohoo! Great post! Best wishes for a...

Woohoo!

Great post!

Best wishes for a long, happy, healthy retirement!!
10-01-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,455
Posted By rnothog

These days, I'm doing a low carb diet. My usual...

These days, I'm doing a low carb diet. My usual rides are short 10 milers in the evening. In the summer, it might not be below 100 degrees when I ride. Today, I did 20 at about 92 degrees and...
10-01-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24,449
Views: 2,283,199
Posted By rnothog

20.2 miles in 90 plus heat. Beautiful day, though.

20.2 miles in 90 plus heat. Beautiful day, though.
09-29-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,482
Posted By rnothog

6'-0' 250 lbs. Brooks c-17 Carved. Tried a...

6'-0' 250 lbs. Brooks c-17 Carved.

Tried a c-19 first. Not bad. c-19 is wider. The "carved" relief cut makes a difference, so I prefer the c-17 carved.

But what works for one...often doesn't...
09-25-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,304
Posted By rnothog

I had anterior THR of left hip about 16 months...

I had anterior THR of left hip about 16 months ago at 58. They got me up and walking after the groggy wore off post op. Went home the following day. No huge discomfort. Swelling, yeah...and...
09-23-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,067
Posted By rnothog

Padded mtn bike shorts made by Aero Tech Designs...

Padded mtn bike shorts made by Aero Tech Designs (nice), a t-shirt, and Merrell Chameleon shoes.

I want to try Shimano SPD pedals someday. That'll mean new shoes.
09-23-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,911
Posted By rnothog

You're right. those don't appear to be in the...

You're right. those don't appear to be in the same league as Giant and Trek.

My money went Giant...
09-23-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By rnothog

paragontapes | eBay...

paragontapes | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/paragontapes/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686)

Looks like the UK is loaded with the stuff. US not so much. Good luck.
09-21-16, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By rnothog

My 2016 Roam 1 is matte, if that helps. The...

My 2016 Roam 1 is matte, if that helps. The photos of the new model lead me to believe it is also matte.
09-20-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By rnothog

Sounds like you have a bit of tough sledding...

Sounds like you have a bit of tough sledding ahead, but are well prepared mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Go for it!!!

Wishing you many more rides.
09-11-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 458,573
Posted By rnothog

Thanks! Those bikes were the in thing, back then....

Thanks! Those bikes were the in thing, back then.

I bought mine with paper route money, too...😀
09-10-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 458,573
Posted By rnothog

My blue Varsity was stolen. I'd locked it with...

My blue Varsity was stolen. I'd locked it with one of those cheapschnit combination locks...the kind where the numbers are on 4 individual discs. Yep. Most pick-able locks in the world. I was alerted...
09-02-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By rnothog

Glad you're home and holding up, and I hope...

Glad you're home and holding up, and I hope you're out and about quite soon!!

Ride on!
08-28-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,260
Posted By rnothog

I'm not a bicycle engineer, or a physicist, but I...

I'm not a bicycle engineer, or a physicist, but I play one on the internet.

There isn't a lot of difference in the front suspensions when the adjustable one is locked out, except that one doesn't...
08-12-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,489
Posted By rnothog

Makes a difference for me, yes. My riding is...

Makes a difference for me, yes. My riding is similar. And I aspire to more, as does OP, I'll bet.

But I'm probably older. So that's why I started with the Roam. I like the versatility. And Deore...
08-12-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,489
Posted By rnothog

Roam 1 owner. 2016. Deore components sealed the...

Roam 1 owner. 2016. Deore components sealed the deal for me. Very happy.

Smooth shifts. Snick, snick.
08-07-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,005
Posted By rnothog

On a typical low humidity day here in Phoenix...

On a typical low humidity day here in Phoenix (like 20 percent or below), I can tolerate 105 F.

Throw in 30 percent humidity, and my stamina is about one half lower.
08-07-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By rnothog

Arizona. All we need is water, and a better class...

Arizona. All we need is water, and a better class of people. Bring water with you, and we're all set.
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