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Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Sojodave

The Power Pro Mirror saddle does take a few weeks...

The Power Pro Mirror saddle does take a few weeks to get used to. It was super tacky at first; however, after a couple of weeks, it seems to be less tacky and is super comfortable. I have had mine...
06-03-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By Sojodave

I got my bike back and the Di2 is working and $12...

I got my bike back and the Di2 is working and $12 later it's as good as new....Are you ready for the answer to the problem? It was a loose wire in the handlebars that connects from the DI2...
06-02-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By Sojodave

I did use disconnect before I disconnected the...

I did use disconnect before I disconnected the cord. I can't wait to find out what was the problem.
06-02-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By Sojodave

I called the LBS and asked if I could try...

I called the LBS and asked if I could try recovery mode. I tried it and no dice. I will let everyone know what they find out.
06-01-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By Sojodave

I did try the unplug the battery trick, but no...

I did try the unplug the battery trick, but no dice. When I took my bike off etube, the shifters did nothing. Is there a way to reboot in eTube?
06-01-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By Sojodave

This is sooooo weird, all my components were...

This is sooooo weird, all my components were there on eTube. All components have been updated. The red light works, the flashing red and green light works, and the flashing red light works. ...
06-01-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By Sojodave

When I took it to the bike shop, he said I tried...

When I took it to the bike shop, he said I tried everything he would do at home. He is going to have to test each wire to see what is going on. I've been riding Di2 for 5 years and I've never had a...
06-01-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By Sojodave

It still doesn't work. I took it into the bike...

It still doesn't work. I took it into the bike shop and they said they won't get to it until next week. They think it must be a bad wire somewhere. I am going to miss out on a 95 miler and the week...
05-31-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By Sojodave

All updated in eTube.

All updated in eTube.
05-31-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By Sojodave

HELP, My Di2 is DEAD!!!

I changed my chain on my Shimano Di2 Ultegra 8000 and I jumped on my bike to test out the gears and my Di2 was dead....dum,dum,dum,duuuuummmm. I took it to the bike shop and the mechanics have covid...
05-09-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 794
Posted By Sojodave

Unfortunately for my wallet, I've probably been...

Unfortunately for my wallet, I've probably been through 20 saddles. The saddle I've gotten along with the most has been the Specialized Power Expert. But I've had one big problem with it because it...
04-25-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By Sojodave

I have ridden just about every version of the...

I have ridden just about every version of the Power saddle and I finally gave up. I ordered a Pro Stealth Curved saddle. It's a short-nose saddle, has a kick up in the back, but the sides angle out...
03-30-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,183
Posted By Sojodave

I got t-boned by a car doing 45 and I flew 50...

I got t-boned by a car doing 45 and I flew 50 feet.(Wow dad, you must have flown 50 feet, that's nothing to be proud of Rusty...50 FEET!...Vacation Reference) Broke my tibia, fibula, left shoulder,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,289
Posted By Sojodave

Brooks saddles are 2 to 3x heavier than a modern...

Brooks saddles are 2 to 3x heavier than a modern saddle. Plus, you have to have them nose up in order to not slide down. I ride about 8 cycling events a year and I have yet to see a Brooks saddle on...
01-05-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,369
Posted By Sojodave

When you get the senior discount at Carl's Jr and...

When you get the senior discount at Carl's Jr and you didn't ask for it.
01-03-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By Sojodave

Then there is this video that basically says to...

Then there is this video that basically says to not worry about your pedal stroke and use what is comfortable for you.

https://youtu.be/1Q-9w048TS0
01-03-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By Sojodave

Then there is this video that basically says to...

Then there is this video that basically says to not worry about your pedal stroke and use what is comfortable for you.

https://youtu.be/1Q-9w048TS0
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 100,838
Posted By Sojodave

This thread should be a sticky

This thread should be a sticky
12-01-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,380
Posted By Sojodave

My mid-life crisis machine. ...

My mid-life crisis machine.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1537x1152/roubaix_dd25728e5d0c4b0af4575d915a6c3d06aedc7dd2.jpg
10-25-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By Sojodave

Update. I switched my seat post to a zero setback...

Update. I switched my seat post to a zero setback and moved my saddle as fast forward as it will go. This seems to be more comfortable.
10-04-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By Sojodave

There are a lot of people on Bikeforums that just...

There are a lot of people on Bikeforums that just love the Brooks saddles. Funny thing, I have never seen a Brooks saddle at any of the bike events I ride. I am tempted to try one, but they are...
08-26-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,870
Posted By Sojodave

When I'm not training for an event, I ride 3 to 4...

When I'm not training for an event, I ride 3 to 4 times mid-week and a big ride on Saturday. Usually 75 to 120 miles per week. I up the miles when training for an event.
08-13-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By Sojodave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX3fKolI25Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX3fKolI25Q
07-16-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,684
Posted By Sojodave

When you get a massive tail wind and you pedal...

When you get a massive tail wind and you pedal your guts out on your local hill and find out on Strava you are the 6,182nd fastest.
07-16-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,684
Posted By Sojodave

When you hear "on your left" and it's a kid on a...

When you hear "on your left" and it's a kid on a skateboard...:(
07-15-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By Sojodave

Saddle Setback Woes

I need help with saddle setback and I'm starting to chase my tail. For some background info, I'm 6'4", 200ish lbs with a 36" inseam and a long torso. I ride a 61 Specialized Roubaix Pro that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,038
Posted By Sojodave

I have 6 pairs of bibs in large and I thought I...

I have 6 pairs of bibs in large and I thought I was safe ordering a large tall.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,038
Posted By Sojodave

Do not buy the Black Bibs Ultimate in tall. I'm...

Do not buy the Black Bibs Ultimate in tall. I'm 6'4" and I can't get them on without the help of my wife pushing on the back. They come up to my chest and are so uncomfortable and tight. My wife...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,724
Posted By Sojodave

I've got an event 104 mile "ride" this Saturday...

I've got an event 104 mile "ride" this Saturday with 3800 feet of climbing at 94 degrees. Here is what I've found doing several of these types of rides.

1. Don't start out too fast by yourself. ...
06-29-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 826,391
Posted By Sojodave

My Specialized Roubaix in chameleon blurple ...

My Specialized Roubaix in chameleon blurple
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210619_195228_326eb33fe3867bd3c4fb2e91a19394a6c10131fd.jpg...
06-11-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,780
Posted By Sojodave

I managed to get dropped on a no drop ride...:(

I managed to get dropped on a no drop ride...:(
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By Sojodave

I have a pair of Dual sunglasses with a bifocal. ...

I have a pair of Dual sunglasses with a bifocal. The biggest problem is that your GPS unit needs to be on your stem. If it's out front, your bifocal doesn't hit the right area of the eye and it...
06-02-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By Sojodave

KOPS is only a starting point. The balance...

KOPS is only a starting point. The balance method will give you more balance and if you have a trainer, it's easy to test with the "no-hands/less pressure" method.
05-26-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,913
Posted By Sojodave

I'm a type 2 diabetic and although there is no...

I'm a type 2 diabetic and although there is no cure for diabetes, it can be controlled. I eat a keto diet and I lost 50 lbs and got my A1C from 8.9 to 4.7. I am doing a 140-mile ride coming up in a...
05-19-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,974
Posted By Sojodave

Just because someone is a Doctor doesn't mean...

Just because someone is a Doctor doesn't mean they are an expert in all aspects of health. If I wasn't a cyclist, I would probably weigh 50 lbs more and have a bigger problem with my heart.
05-19-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,477
Posted By Sojodave

My first attempt at Tubeless wheels was with...

My first attempt at Tubeless wheels was with Continental GP5000's. I about broke my hands trying to get them on. I took it to the bike shop and it took them 4 hours and the invention of new swear...
05-18-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By Sojodave

I'm having the same problem with my Specialized...

I'm having the same problem with my Specialized Roubaix. I could be wrong, but I don't think raising the handlebars 1 inch is going to solve your problem. You need to get your saddle in the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,882
Posted By Sojodave

I had a hard decision to choose the Garmin 830 or...

I had a hard decision to choose the Garmin 830 or the Roam. I went with the Garmin 830 because it did rerouting. It has saved me at least 5 times on group rides. My biggest complaint with the 830...
05-05-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Sojodave

That is the method I used.

That is the method I used.
05-04-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Sojodave

Update: I measured my bottom bracket to the...

Update: I measured my bottom bracket to the saddle setback on my old bike and I moved my saddle on my new bike to match the setback. I had the saddle on my new bike all the way back on the rails...
05-03-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Sojodave

I just checked and the seat angle for my original...

I just checked and the seat angle for my original bike is 73 and the Roubaix is 73.5...pretty close. The head angle is exact for both at 74.
05-03-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Sojodave

Copying Fit From My Old Bike

I built up a Roubaix 2017 Pro frame over the winter. I got a bike fit on my old bike and I'm trying to copy the same measurements onto the new bike. Both bikes have a Specialized Power Expert saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,057
Posted By Sojodave

I tried the Argo Vento and it was a no-go. I...

I tried the Argo Vento and it was a no-go. I really wanted to have the Argo Tempo work with my bum because it looks like the type of saddle I would get along with.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,057
Posted By Sojodave

I have good quality bibs with good chamois from...

I have good quality bibs with good chamois from DNA cycling. Update, I bite the bullet and bought a Specialized Power Expert 155. I adjusted it according to my last fitting, took it for a ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,057
Posted By Sojodave

I've tried the Ass-O-Meter 5 times at my local...

I've tried the Ass-O-Meter 5 times at my local Specialized dealer. 3 times my sit bones said 130, 2 times it said 120. I've been on a 155 Power and my Fizik Tempo Argo is a 150. I've tried 145...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,057
Posted By Sojodave

The pain is in my sit bone area and general...

The pain is in my sit bone area and general soreness at the top of the back of the leg.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,057
Posted By Sojodave

Yes, I do have measurements from a fitting from...

Yes, I do have measurements from a fitting from another bike. I am trying to replicate it as close as I can. I'm 6'4" with a long torso. The Roubaix geometry is different than my other bike. What...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,057
Posted By Sojodave

The rails on the Fizik Tempo Argo are alot longer...

The rails on the Fizik Tempo Argo are alot longer than any saddle I've used. For kicks and giggles, I put on a Bontrager Aelous and I had to put on a longer stem to accommodate my reach. I'll try the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,057
Posted By Sojodave

Saddle Soreness

I built up a new Roubaix Pro over the winter and I choose a Fizik Tempo Argo R1 saddle. I found it comfortable until I started doing longer rides. I'm not experiencing perineum pain nor any numbness,...
04-19-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By Sojodave

I put it 20mm back compared to my long saddle and...

I put it 20mm back compared to my long saddle and I tilted it 2% down with a board on top. It's a saddle that you have to get adjusted just right or it won't work for you.
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