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Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,060
Posted By KiwiDallas

Gee, thanks. I think I'd have noticed if I...

Gee, thanks.

I think I'd have noticed if I hit a branch hard enough to break a carbon fiber frame. I'd guess that would have taken out a few spokes, too, but apparently not.

But, as I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,060
Posted By KiwiDallas

I've noted in the posts above that I'm quite...

I've noted in the posts above that I'm quite careful with this and my other Spec CF bikes, neither of which have sustained any damage over the last 14-17 years of the same riding and use.

I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,060
Posted By KiwiDallas

Additional color: From the first six weeks of...

Additional color: From the first six weeks of this mess:

- My engineering and science friends all said: If I were Specialized and heard the circumstances, learned about the owner, and saw the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,060
Posted By KiwiDallas

Drops of water. I'd just finished washing it...

Drops of water. I'd just finished washing it after a ride, thus, photographed upside down.

I take care of my bike.

=K
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,060
Posted By KiwiDallas

My cracked Spec Roubaix bike frame - the resolution

I'd posted here in late July that I found a crack in the seat-stay of my 1-year-old Specialized Roubaix Sport frame. I took it back to my LBS, a longtime Specialized dealer, to handle the warranty...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By KiwiDallas

New technology - Slow learner ...

“There are three kinds of men.

"The ones that learn by readin’.

"The few who learn by observation.

"The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”
― Will Rogers

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By KiwiDallas

March 1995: I got off a bike at about 45 mph and...

March 1995: I got off a bike at about 45 mph and made a one-point landing on my left kneecap. Broke it in two and completely severed the patellar tendon. Most of my kneecap rode up into the middle of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,680
Posted By KiwiDallas

As before: Thanks for the detailed replies to my...

As before: Thanks for the detailed replies to my Original Post.

This is a complicated sport, and I'm a little wiser about it.

=K
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,680
Posted By KiwiDallas

Thanks for the detailed replies; I appreciate...

Thanks for the detailed replies; I appreciate those - and I'll head over to the "Pro Cycling Fans" section for more info (didn't know it was there).

=K
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,680
Posted By KiwiDallas

Q's while watching the TdF 2021 ...

1. Watching a mountain stage that featured constant cold rain and 45 mph downhills: is there such a thing as rain tires for bicycles? Like car and motorcycle tires get, some rubber compound that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,063
Posted By KiwiDallas

I just received my Specialized Roubaix (after an...

I just received my Specialized Roubaix (after an 8-month wait) with the FutureShock 1.5 stem. It was really worth waiting for. It soaks up the constant buzz from "grainy" pavement and softens the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By KiwiDallas

New Bike Day (after 9 months of delay)

I'd ordered this Spec Roubaix Sport from my LBS back in early September 2020. It finally arrived at my LBS out of the blue. They have no idea why it appeared. Not my color, but I like this just as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,498
Posted By KiwiDallas

***UPDATE - May 26, 2021*** Well, after...

***UPDATE - May 26, 2021***

Well, after nearly 9 months of delay, my bike arrived. My LBS was pleased but puzzled - they had no word it was going to be delivered, it just appeared. Not the color...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,506
Posted By KiwiDallas

No, those repeated frame cracks and failures...

No, those repeated frame cracks and failures should be a clear message to any company that's concerned about its QC that they have a real problem with their manufacturing processes.

Not honoring a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,740
Posted By KiwiDallas

You'll be safe with a carbon fiber frame,...

You'll be safe with a carbon fiber frame, especially new. I'm still riding my CF 2005 Specialized Roubaix several times a week.

-K
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,498
Posted By KiwiDallas

OP here, checking back in. That January...

OP here, checking back in.

That January 2021 delivery date did not happen. Here it is March 2021, and Specialized is still not even giving my dealer any estimates of deliveries for bikes ordered...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,480
Posted By KiwiDallas

One more post and I can reply to the PMs I've...

One more post and I can reply to the PMs I've received here. Thinking I should put on either my prettiest little black dress, or my hardest asbestos underwear.

Certainly a variety of opinions on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,480
Posted By KiwiDallas

I stopped by LBS #2...

I stopped by LBS #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) yesterday with a six-pack of Dos Equis (thiz Texas, after all).

It was well received. :)

=K
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,480
Posted By KiwiDallas

Let's hear it for your LBS ...

I think I read it here: "Buy the local bike shop, not the bike."

We all know bike shops are just slammed this year. Everyone and his dog has pulled their bike out of the basement and started...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By KiwiDallas

All of this. My sister lives in Montana, so I've...

All of this. My sister lives in Montana, so I've gone camping there in spring, summer and fall .... and I just can't stress enough the fact that the weather can change from utterly lovely to...
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