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Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,705
Posted By robbyville

Well to follow up, by the time I was done with...

Well to follow up, by the time I was done with shipping and what was "actually" in stock I decided to go with a pair of the Specialized Turbo Rapidaire's to try. Seem widely well liked, top 10 in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,705
Posted By robbyville

Thanks Primov and great to hear from you! I think...

Thanks Primov and great to hear from you! I think Iíll pick up a pair. I was thinking of finally trying some 28ís but think Iíll stick with the 25ís as that all that seems to be available. Hope all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,705
Posted By robbyville

WhyFi cant seem to find those Michelinís you...

WhyFi cant seem to find those Michelinís you mentioned and think I need to order something to have at the ready, current tires are starting to square off.

Whatís your pref (or anyone elseís)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,705
Posted By robbyville

yeah not finding them anywhere other than that...

yeah not finding them anywhere other than that Bikeinn place with way to many spelling or grammatical errors to make them even mildly trustable lol.

My friend who owns local LBE mentioned that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,832
Posted By robbyville

understood, my vintage is a nice faded pink, and...

understood, my vintage is a nice faded pink, and my daily ride is a Blue/slate/lemon.

Canít wait to see these bikes built out.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,705
Posted By robbyville

im about to pull the trigger on something and am...

im about to pull the trigger on something and am willing to give them a try! Have you seen them anywhere?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,832
Posted By robbyville

Looking great so far, love those bottle cages! ...

Looking great so far, love those bottle cages! Like you I need color in my life, I have the brightest bike in our area and proud of it!

enjoy the builds looking forward to seeing the finished...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By robbyville

Yep, absolutely. As mentioned I've been using TL...

Yep, absolutely. As mentioned I've been using TL for a fair bit. I'm pretty horrible at checking my sealant levels made more "interesting" due to the heat out here. More often than not I end up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By robbyville

lol, strangely enough in the 8-9 years that Iíve...

lol, strangely enough in the 8-9 years that Iíve been using tubeless Iíve never thought of parking my wheels with valves in any particular position but it makes sense!

Funnily enough, I decided to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 852
Posted By robbyville

Iím one of those that gets to ride year round,...

Iím one of those that gets to ride year round, there are a few months where if riding at 6:30 like I mostly do I have to wear a light jacket and tights or knee warmers (this year I had to break out...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,790
Posted By robbyville

Oh gotcha, sorry. I was simply responding to the...

Oh gotcha, sorry. I was simply responding to the above post regarding how there seem to be either no, or very few one bike owners that rode tubeless regularly
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,790
Posted By robbyville

not sure what that is?

not sure what that is?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,790
Posted By robbyville

Iím a one bike rider and have been for many...

Iím a one bike rider and have been for many years, probably 2005 or so. Up until about 6 years ago though I had an extra set of wheels that were not tubeless. Sold those and for the last 6 years my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 129,510
Posted By robbyville

awesome shot, hope he loves it! Ride safe!

awesome shot, hope he loves it! Ride safe!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,654
Posted By robbyville

I donít think (for most) that the main selling...

I donít think (for most) that the main selling feature is lower rolling resistance, although certainly a feature that is often marketed rightly or wrongly. Iím surprised to hear that the pro teams...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,636
Posted By robbyville

I absolutely love to look at the bikes around me...

I absolutely love to look at the bikes around me during events. Not to compare but simply because I enjoy seeing all the different styles materials and ages. My personal bike is also an eye catcher...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,790
Posted By robbyville

Yowzers, Iíve read every post here and there are...

Yowzers, Iíve read every post here and there are definitely some good points made. Seems
like there is opportunity for more improvement in standard development (what industry doesnít). I suppose...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,721
Posted By robbyville

Lol, I always seem to be late to the party! I...

Lol, I always seem to be late to the party! I think the above poster is correct I would go with a 21 mm or thereabouts. I prefer to use a namebrand rim tape like the DT or Muc off, It lasts as long...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,721
Posted By robbyville

Happy to hear that all worked out, nice that the...

Happy to hear that all worked out, nice that the GF made the switch as well lol.

are your alloy wheels tubeless compatible? If not, although many have converted normal wheels to tubeless using an...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By robbyville

Yup, Iím fact Iíve tried and still technically...

Yup, Iím fact Iíve tried and still technically own both. Thread belowÖ
the Fizik is with a friend in case he wants to buy it, the Specialized has worked out incredibly well.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By robbyville

Hey there, no experience with solid tires so...

Hey there,

no experience with solid tires so canít help there. But many years with tubeless including one of my bikes which only get used once per month.

doubtful that you damaged the tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,850
Posted By robbyville

Absolutely understood. Iíve been using different...

Absolutely understood. Iíve been using different styles of bike stands for 36 years and could never argue contrary re clamping. Perhaps Iíve always been able to either find the right way or spits...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,850
Posted By robbyville

Beautifully done! Gads, seeing your wire fishing...

Beautifully done! Gads, seeing your wire fishing brought me back to my electrical wiring fiasco on one of old harleyís but great perseverance! I think this should also get you hankering for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By robbyville

I havenít used the R3 tires in quite a few years...

I havenít used the R3 tires in quite a few years but when I did I really liked them. Good wear and good weight, not difficult to put on. Donít use Stanís sealant (has that been said yet ;))

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By robbyville

I run a similar set up to the one above from...

I run a similar set up to the one above from Elvo, canít stand the idea of clamping items to my bars in an un-aesthetically pleasing manner lol! The setup has actually changed. New Bontrager front...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By robbyville

lol theyíre not other than looks and aerodynamics...

lol theyíre not other than looks and aerodynamics which outweigh weight in many circumstances
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20,447
Views: 4,745,811
Posted By robbyville

Two weeks in and so far so good. S Works Romin...

Two weeks in and so far so good. S Works Romin Saddle with Mirror (3D printed). Dare I say seems to have been worth every stupid penny. Hoping Iím saddle hopping free for another 7 years.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,129
Posted By robbyville

What type of tire pressure are you running with...

What type of tire pressure are you running with those bad boys?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 129,510
Posted By robbyville

like my original post said, come one come all!...

like my original post said, come one come all! Although back at that post gravel bikes were cross bikes (of sorts) Trek had some beauts, but yours is far nicer!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 129,510
Posted By robbyville

We have a few of those viper reds in our area and...

We have a few of those viper reds in our area and they are absolutely stunning. I donít know how folks continue with 120lbs in their tires, I would imagine that any bike in any material would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By robbyville

What a great story and find, congrats! I loved...

What a great story and find, congrats! I loved the DA 9000 mechanical, front shifting was so amazing that I (almost) didnít go with DI2. Iím sure you found this out already but you should be able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 129,510
Posted By robbyville

Hello! Well start posting and letís see your new...

Hello! Well start posting and letís see your new beaut! I actually updated my original bike and may have a pic or two in this thread. I sold it to a riding friend in 2018 so that he could upgrade...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By robbyville

absolutely agree, but Iíll say that although Iíve...

absolutely agree, but Iíll say that although Iíve had quite a few saddles from the saddle brands, Italian and others that Specialized has really nailed all things that I would consider contact...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By robbyville

I was a huge fan of the toupe shape but they...

I was a huge fan of the toupe shape but they changed it a few years ago. still good but not as. I measured my sit bones on the specialized foam board and although I had always used saddles in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By robbyville

True indeed! Had my fourth ride a slow to start...

True indeed! Had my fourth ride a slow to start and quick from middle to end 50 miler and all good. Hopefully this is the one. Next week I have a 70 on Saturday with the usual fast club rides on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 937,277
Posted By robbyville

just a thought but Speedvagen in also now working...

just a thought but Speedvagen in also now working in Titanium. Although they werenít when I bought mine (Steel with carbon seat tube. My Speedvagen is the most comfortable bike Iíve ever owned and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By robbyville

I would think so too. Tons of folks in our...

I would think so too. Tons of folks in our various groups rocking the snub nosed saddles. Still, some of those ISMís are such a turn off aesthetically that I have to admit that I was less prone to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By robbyville

I hear that, I figure that pretty much every...

I hear that, I figure that pretty much every saddle Iíve had has lasted multiple years and that the methodology of binding rails to shell and such is pretty much a standard at this point so willing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,658
Posted By robbyville

Like the others have said, sounds pretty normal....

Like the others have said, sounds pretty normal. Kudos to you for the ease of install! For s#*ts and giggles you may want to spray some soapy water on your rim to check for air leaks around the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By robbyville

thanks so much, I always appreciate your feedback...

thanks so much, I always appreciate your feedback and well thought out comments! I absolutely agree about the differences from one saddle to another. Iíve never tried the Power but did try the pro...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By robbyville

It feels a little more padded in certain areas...

It feels a little more padded in certain areas like the wings and outer profile than my last Toupe (keep in mind that the older ones actually had somewhat different padding and profiles depending on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By robbyville

New saddle time (again)

Well after quite a few years of scouring for saddles only to come back to my favorite Specialized Toupe with carbon rails circa 2014 or so I was forced back into the market.

the toupe shape had...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,658
Posted By robbyville

Youíve probably gotten all the answers you need...

Youíve probably gotten all the answers you need at this point but Iíll throw in a couple of thoughts. For credibility Iíve been riding tubeless road for about 7-8 years now and exclusively for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,273
Posted By robbyville

Tour de Big Bear at the 40 mile stop guy does...

Tour de Big Bear at the 40 mile stop guy does amazing peppered bacon. Couple slices go a long way.

they also do the boiled potato quarters which are amazing when you sprinkle salt on them. Each...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By robbyville

RVnavv already mentioned Speedvagen. I have the...

RVnavv already mentioned Speedvagen. I have the horizon scheme which I love but they did this back in 2015 as well that I think is incredible. If you Google it you can find additional images of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By robbyville

RVnavv already mentioned Speedvagen. I have the...

RVnavv already mentioned Speedvagen. I have the horizon scheme which I love but they did this back in 2015 as well that I think is incredible. If you Google it you can find additional images of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,566
Posted By robbyville

Zombie thread! although I actually do...

Zombie thread!

although I actually do appreciate understanding some of the differences between the various power models since Iím back in the market with my last Toupe finally brokenÖ

hopefully...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,830
Posted By robbyville

FWIW friend owns a local LBS, I just got the last...

FWIW friend owns a local LBS, I just got the last of his gp5000ís in TL still had some clincher but no 28ís. He mentioned that his incoming shipment continues to get moved further out and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,908
Posted By robbyville

hope you enjoy them! Iím on my second or third...

hope you enjoy them! Iím on my second or third GP5000 TL. Definitely one of the harder tires to install on my brand of wheels (I actually have to use a lever), but seats even with a hand pump and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,070
Posted By robbyville

I definitely think you need to do whatís right...

I definitely think you need to do whatís right for you. Still, there seems to be a lot of overthinking going on here. In my 7 plus years of tubeless around 6 or so exclusively, Iíve mismatched...
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