Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Everett area
Bikes: Roubaix S-Works SL2, Redline Conquest
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Last year, I purchased a 2006 Specialized Roubaix Comp triple with FSA cranks. After a couple of months, a little bit of slack seemed to develop in the bottom bracket - kind of a looseness felt when pedaling over the top. Took it in to the LBS twice. First time they just tightened it up, but it eventually loosened up again. Next time they ordered a new crank and replaced it. After that, it seemed to work fine.
However, upon replacing my chain early this year (at a different LBS), the new chain did not want to stay in the middle ring. Seems the old stretched chain was happy with my middle ring, but the new chain just would not stay. I would get the constant auto shift to the triple or big ring. Luckily, a local FSA rep happened to have a different middle ring and installed it on my bike. I think the problem was more of an FSA issue than a Specialized issue. Other than the BB and cranks, I haven't had any problems.
My Shimano 105 wheels need to be trued slightly once or twice a season, but I think that's just because at 220, I put alot of strain on them.