runs with scissors
Join Date: Nov 2009
Bikes: 2012 Ridley Helium, '07 Cervelo Soloist Team Ed, 1993 Klein Stage Comp
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Cool! Another transplant from the spin room. Here in Texas most "real" cyclists think that indoor cycling is a joke. Is it like that in Cali too?
I LOVE the bike - let me preface that with this: I have no frame of reference though given that for the past 15 years I've had bikes that weigh more than I do and for the past six years have had trailers on the back. The fact that the Roubaix does NOT have two whiny kids attached to the rear wheel makes it the best bike I've ever owned ever! ; )
I did a 60 mile ride this morning and have come to the conclusion that indeed, as others have suggested, the frame really is too small for me. But that's okay for now, the seat post is jacked up and I've extended the stem and can make some inexpensive tweaks that will make it work well for me (did I mention that I have nothing to compare it to other than a sumo-weight cruiser towing a fidgeting, bickering 60lbs?) After I get rich teaching spin classes (haha) I'll invest in a women's bike that truly fits me and my husband will inherit this one. He is roughly my height but I have stupid long legs for my height.
Come to think of it I have more reach than he does too. How is that possible? Does your torso length determine your reach? I'm guessing there must be more to it than that otherwise in addition to my legs being longer, my torso would be longer too...?
The long ride today was so much fun! Most of the things that began to wear me out were things that I have some control over. Eat more, drink more, more saddle breaks etc. Ah next time....!