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10-21-19, 04:48 PM
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Posted By badger1

I hear you! I'm 68, and dealing with lots of...

I hear you! I'm 68, and dealing with lots of issues -- come with the territory; my pace is my pace, and my preferred gearing pays no attention to considerations other than ... my abilities: a 40, or...
10-21-19, 01:08 PM
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Posted By badger1

In my case, I'll stay with 42 -- maybe drop to...

In my case, I'll stay with 42 -- maybe drop to 40. A 40x11 gear is more than big enough for me (I'm old!).
10-21-19, 01:04 PM
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Posted By badger1

No spider. Far as I can tell (no expert), this...

No spider. Far as I can tell (no expert), this looks like some sort of spline assembly, but I'm not sure.
10-21-19, 11:29 AM
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Views: 247,905
Posted By badger1

I suspect you'll either have to have your lbs...

I suspect you'll either have to have your lbs pull the crank/ring and determine what, if anything, it's compatible with, or email Specialized customer care and see if they'll tell you.

I have the...
10-20-19, 03:35 PM
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Views: 41,836
Posted By badger1

Thread is ...

Thread is
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10-19-19, 09:05 PM
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Views: 41,836
Posted By badger1

Oh goody! Another candidate for inclusion in the...

Oh goody! Another candidate for inclusion in the next edition of the
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10-15-19, 06:45 AM
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Views: 247,905
Posted By badger1

Not sure what would be "additional" about it? It...

Not sure what would be "additional" about it? It is identical to the '19, including price within a few dollars/pounds, save for the switch to SLX shifter/derailleur from NX, and a change of tires and...
10-13-19, 07:49 PM
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Views: 169
Posted By badger1

The FS system has nothing to do with the stem. It...

The FS system has nothing to do with the stem. It is a cartridge that is installed directly into/onto the steer tube, using a specially-dimensioned steer tube + collar system; the latter is used to...
10-09-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,203
Posted By badger1

This^^^ Conversion costs (considerable)...

This^^^

Conversion costs (considerable) aside, the flatbar Toughroad's geometry is all wrong for a drop bar. Slapping aero bars onto flat or riser bars could work, but is an awkward solution at...
10-09-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,112
Posted By badger1

Thought so, but wanted to be clear; thanks.

Thought so, but wanted to be clear; thanks.
10-09-19, 03:32 PM
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Views: 2,112
Posted By badger1

What is an "MUV"?

What is an "MUV"?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,522
Posted By badger1

Cross-promotion; that's a really good idea!...

Cross-promotion; that's a really good idea! Another possibility: "Our A***n Stairlift purchase included a complimentary e-bike. Now I don't have to worry about him falling behind on the a-ride or...
10-07-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 51,651
Posted By badger1

New FS (2.0) ...

New FS (2.0)

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10-07-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 51,651
Posted By badger1

New Sirrus: '19 Sirrus X Comp w/Future Shock 2.0...

New Sirrus: '19 Sirrus X Comp w/Future Shock 2.0 (not stock; warranty replacement for defective 1.0 cartridge). Other than that and Roubaix Pro 32 tires, Spec. Avatar saddle, XT pedals and Ergons,...
10-07-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 51,651
Posted By badger1

Old Sirrus ('10 frameset; the rest custom [by...

Old Sirrus ('10 frameset; the rest custom [by me]):

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10-06-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By badger1

As VegasTriker points out, this will (and should)...

As VegasTriker points out, this will (and should) be moved to Pills & Ills, but ... no, there is no relationship between prostatitis and cycling. I've suffered from this condition on/off since my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By badger1

Is it possible? Answer: (a qualified) yes. ...

Is it possible? Answer: (a qualified) yes.

Caveat: I do not know with certainty that this retrofit is possible in a 1.0 Roubaix. I do know, however, that it works perfectly with a '19 Sirrus X...
10-04-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By badger1

Again: the FX6 is a great bike; with suitable...

Again: the FX6 is a great bike; with suitable tires, it will be just fine on non-technical unpaved surfaces: dirt and/or gravel roads and tracks, including forest tracks and bridleways/towpaths and...
10-04-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By badger1

FWIW, Liquidspacehead, think twice about the...

FWIW, Liquidspacehead, think twice about the flat-bar Salsa Journeyman if you plan to convert it to drops later. I believe the reach on the flat-bar frames is (properly) adjusted to suit flat bars:...
10-04-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By badger1

For the riding you describe, the Trek FX6 would...

For the riding you describe, the Trek FX6 would be just fine, even with the stock 32mm tires -- set to the correct pressure. That is how I use my Specialized Sirrus bikes, with 32s. My new one came...
10-04-19, 09:31 AM
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Views: 3,875
Posted By badger1

Someone should say something to those hands-off...

Someone should say something to those hands-off cyclists;)
10-02-19, 11:35 AM
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Views: 6,526
Posted By badger1

A very good example of culinary conditions in...

A very good example of culinary conditions in which the added weight and complexity of suspension does provide a net benefit; horses for courses.
10-02-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,526
Posted By badger1

The problem with suspension cutlery is that it is...

The problem with suspension cutlery is that it is inefficient and unnecessary in most eating environments. Provided the consumer is willing and able to use her or his hand/eye coordination and/or...
10-01-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,597
Posted By badger1

I purchased a new bike this year. It came stock...

I purchased a new bike this year. It came stock with very high-quality ('race' level) 38mm gravel/cross tires, which roll very well indeed on paved surfaces. Hated them; bike felt 'out of focus' for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,251
Posted By badger1

Well, I like dimples ... in certain contexts ......

Well, I like dimples ... in certain contexts ... in certain places ... :)

On a bike? Irrelevant to me, as a total slow Fred, but whatever! Consider the link a public service; a contribution to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,251
Posted By badger1

... ...

...
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09-29-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By badger1

I'm not getting this. From what you (op) says,...

I'm not getting this. From what you (op) says, sounds like you 'need' two bikes: a good one for summer use, if you are indeed riding 80 miles at times, and a beater/dispensable bike for college use. ...
09-27-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 247,905
Posted By badger1

I'd say you have everything pretty much covered...

I'd say you have everything pretty much covered with the bikes you have.:thumb:
09-26-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,294
Posted By badger1

On this -- and your previous post that is at...

On this -- and your previous post that is at issue -- agree.

Completely.
09-26-19, 03:28 PM
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Posted By badger1

Glad to oblige; not great, but the best I can do...

Glad to oblige; not great, but the best I can do at the mo, Colonel.

Btw, continuing the update, this bike, w/high-quality road tires and this gizmo (FS 2.0) is simply a wonderfully-smooth 'road...
09-25-19, 10:04 AM
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Views: 247,905
Posted By badger1

I haven't, and probably wouldn't, but I don't...

I haven't, and probably wouldn't, but I don't think there's any technical reason one couldn't.

I think the only restriction might be to stay away from anything in 650b much below a 40mm tire, as...
09-22-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 247,905
Posted By badger1

Can't be much help, I'm afraid.:) I've been using...

Can't be much help, I'm afraid.:) I've been using Specialized saddles since around '03 or so. They just work for me. Been on the Avatar since '10, and have a new one in a box for when/if this one...
09-21-19, 05:58 PM
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Views: 505,023
Posted By badger1

Cheers, mate! Sounds like you are doing really...

Cheers, mate! Sounds like you are doing really well.

Summer of '18 was my first major health scare, @67. It was all pretty frightening, and kind of close-run for a while. Involved two sudden-onset...
09-21-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 247,905
Posted By badger1

Yep, good to know and thanks. I'm pretty sure my...

Yep, good to know and thanks. I'm pretty sure my lbs will take care of all that; the crew there is fantastic even with an aging Fred like me! They really know their stuff.

I've been a customer...
09-21-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 247,905
Posted By badger1

I wondered that too, GG, though tbh I didn't do...

I wondered that too, GG, though tbh I didn't do any before/after measuring -- mainly because of course I wasn't expecting this upgrade. It was a complete surprise.

However, on reflection I'm...
09-21-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,294
Posted By badger1

+1000

+1000
09-21-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 505,023
Posted By badger1

Bonus: bike shipped with a defective Future Shock...

Bonus: bike shipped with a defective Future Shock cartridge. Specialized was kind enough to replace it, under warranty of course, with this -- FS 2.0 w/full hydraulic damping. Happy birthday to me...
09-21-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 505,023
Posted By badger1

'New' bike; b'day present from Ms. Badger after I...

'New' bike; b'day present from Ms. Badger after I survived major health issues/surgeries summer of '18. Just now starting to get some time/distance on it....
09-20-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 247,905
Posted By badger1

Apologies for the crap pictures; best I can do at...

Apologies for the crap pictures; best I can do at the moment. So, pic 1 is of the bike as at a couple days ago: stock, with the only changes being my preferred contact points -- XT (xc) pedals;...
09-20-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,090
Posted By badger1

The problem with this thread is mistake of fact. ...

The problem with this thread is mistake of fact.

OP didn't see someone riding 'no hands'; op saw someone trying desperately to find their illusory drop bars prior to entering a curve in order to...
09-19-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 247,905
Posted By badger1

No, and I didn't ask tbh ... don't look a gift...

No, and I didn't ask tbh ... don't look a gift horse in the mouth and all that!
09-19-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 247,905
Posted By badger1

Soooo ... a quick preliminary update on my Sirrus...

Soooo ... a quick preliminary update on my Sirrus X Comp.

As I've mentioned a couple times here, the FS cartridge on mine was defective from the get-go (June of this year): noisy, and with a...
09-18-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 41,836
Posted By badger1

Yep. But this thread ... page 18 ... you can't...

Yep. But this thread ... page 18 ... you can't make this stuff up, you really can't.:)
09-18-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 62,881
Posted By badger1

My view: if you can comfortably afford the...

My view: if you can comfortably afford the difference, and if you are going to give the bike moderate-to-heavy use, then unequivocally yes, the Roam 0 is well worth the upcharge over the Roam 2.
...
09-17-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 41,836
Posted By badger1

... and there we go! Excellent!

... and there we go! Excellent!
09-17-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 41,836
Posted By badger1

The only real point to this otherwise utterly...

The only real point to this otherwise utterly pointless thread: to get to page 17 (and beyond).

So, consider this post a public service; just a small contribution to a worthy cause.:)
09-17-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By badger1

No.

No.
09-17-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By badger1

Deptfordx, there are actually quite a few options...

Deptfordx, there are actually quite a few options now, but my suggestion: Specialized Roubaix Pro 30/32. Excellent (low) r/r; excellent longevity; v. good puncture resistance; comfy; can't go wrong....
09-17-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 41,836
Posted By badger1

This. And in this thread, it's cutting both ways....

This. And in this thread, it's cutting both ways.

However, there is an upside here: sixteen pages!!:bday:
09-15-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 41,836
Posted By badger1

Correct.

Correct.
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