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Old 03-12-09, 01:34 PM   #1
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Roubaix Pics!

Picked up the Roubaix this afternoon (a day earlier than promised) and just had to take it for its maiden voyage. Did about 10 miles and with the hills around here, I am already glad I got the triple. Being out of shape after the winter layoff accounts for some of it though.

But the Roubaix was comfortabe and I am looking forward to many many miles. Pics attached.
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Old 03-12-09, 01:41 PM   #2
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Oooh La La! Can't say the seatpost rack works for me, but very nice unit.
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Lower the nose of the saddle- Flip the stem and stop making me jealous.


That is one bike that is going to get a few miles in this year. Looks very nice.

The rear rack- It looks similar to the one I have on the Tandem. Mine is an "Amoeba" but has taken 10lbs weight in the top bag for 100 miles offroad so it should be able to take the weight of the 2 slices of Pie you will need on the first ride.
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Lower the nose of the saddle- Flip the stem and stop making me jealous.


That is one bike that is going to get a few miles in this year. Looks very nice.

The rear rack- It looks similar to the one I have on the Tandem. Mine is an "Amoeba" but has taken 10lbs weight in the top bag for 100 miles offroad so it should be able to take the weight of the 2 slices of Pie you will need on the first ride.
It already is flipped.
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Old 03-12-09, 02:44 PM   #5
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Well you went and done it. Kiss your wife good by and enjoy your long rides. I really like the looks of the Specialized bikes and your looks beautiful.

Just a side note: I put the B17 on mine this morning and I really like the ride. I'm thinking about riding with the B17 and wait and see if a brooks Swift comes around at a descent price.

Anyway, I think you made an excellent choice, have fun.
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Your 50---Flip it up.
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Congrats That is one sweet ride.

Looking forward to ride reports...
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Your 50---Flip it up.
No, I am 60 but isn't it at the high point now? If I flip it won't I be reaching and bending over more?
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Anyway, I think you made an excellent choice, have fun.[/QUOTE]

Thanks George, let me know how the B17 works out,thinking of putting one on the peugeot, or maybe this one depending on how thr OE works out.
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Oooh La La! Can't say the seatpost rack works for me, but very nice unit.
I know, but I usually carry a small bag with my "stuff" in it. I may remove and replace it depending on the ride. No way to put a conventional rack on, no braze ons, so thought I'd try this set up for awhile.
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Nice bike TimT - congrats & good luck with it.

Maybe I'll see you out there sometime if you ride the Standish State Forest loop. Still have to finish some start-of-season maintenance on my bike, but I hope to be riding this weekend myself.

Enjoy.
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I know, but I usually carry a small bag with my "stuff" in it. I may remove and replace it depending on the ride. No way to put a conventional rack on, no braze ons, so thought I'd try this set up for awhile.
Just my two cents, of course, but maybe there's a better way? Try looking at some of the Carradice or Berthoud bags at wallbike.com? Jandd makes some nice stuff too.

Then again, if you are happy... who's to tell you different?
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That's not a carbon seatpost is it?
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Congrats on your Roubaix - I love mine. I'm sure you'll enjoy riding it when winter in your part of the country ends - about July, right? ;-)
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Roubaix stem

About the "flip the stem" comment, and the "No, I am 60 but isn't it at the high point now? If I flip it won't I be reaching and bending over more"? reply:

Your stem is in the down position now. If you flip it, you will gain about an inch of bar height, maybe more.

I just bought a Roubaix, flipped the stem up and put the 4degree wedge under the back to raise it up.

Have fun!
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Nice bike...I am sure you will like it.
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Very nice bike, very nice.
As another posted, not too sure about the rack thing but that is just me...and well the other guy too.
I like the color makes me wish I had gotten black instead of blue on my cannondale. Enjoy the miles!!!!
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Nice bike bike Timtruro. Keep your stem where it works best for you. The stem on my Roubaix is as low as it can go with all the shims are above the stem and I'm still comfortable. Now that yellow warning label near the bottom bracket, how long are ya gonna leave that on?
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Nice bike TimT - congrats & good luck with it.

Maybe I'll see you out there sometime if you ride the Standish State Forest loop. Still have to finish some start-of-season maintenance on my bike, but I hope to be riding this weekend myself.

Enjoy.
Myles Standish is only about 5 miles from my house. Not sure what entrance it is though. It would be on Long pond rd. Are the trails paved in the park. Have not been able to find any details about the park on line.
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That's not a carbon seatpost is it?
Yes, it is, but the bike store owner said that as long as you don't overtighten, this will work fine. I hope he is right.
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WOW, that's a wicked looking bicycle!! The smile on your face says it all, ENJOY!
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Nice bike bike Timtruro. Keep your stem where it works best for you. The stem on my Roubaix is as low as it can go with all the shims are above the stem and I'm still comfortable. Now that yellow warning label near the bottom bracket, how long are ya gonna leave that on?
Good catch, took it off this morning. Looks better and much faster without all that added weight!
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Congratulations! I love that bike. I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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There's 4 settings with that stem. The one your on and 1 more as you flip it over. The other 2 are made by flipping the insert that's inside the stem, or that goes on the steering tube. Have fun.
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