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  1. I've owned a Roubaix Pro (frame set) and Secteur,...

    I've owned a Roubaix Pro (frame set) and Secteur, which is the Sequoia's replacement. The Secteur and Roubaix have identical geometries. Both have carbon forks, the Roubaix has a carbon frame, the...
  2. Thread: New Bike

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    How well does your Trek 1.2 for now? Were you...

    How well does your Trek 1.2 for now? Were you fitted for it? Reach to bars too long or too short? Height of bars too high or too low? What needs to be changed? Compare the geometry of your 1.2 with...
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    My 2013 Secteur came with Sora 9-speed. At 6000...

    My 2013 Secteur came with Sora 9-speed. At 6000 miles the right shifter totally locked up. Shimano offered an obsolete 9-speed Tiagra as a replacement. My Roubaix went through three 5600 105 right...
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    Probably not what you're looking for, but I had...

    Probably not what you're looking for, but I had three Shimano 10-speed 105 5600 series rear shifters go bad, each at about 15,000 miles. A cog on the ratchet would wear out, so it would skip a gear....
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    Unsaid is the best reason for me to consider...

    Unsaid is the best reason for me to consider going from my 34-50 compact to 36-46 cross bike gearing: less than 3-4 shifts on the cassette when you shift from one chain ring to the other.
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    I have silver Dimension (brand) pedals with...

    I have silver Dimension (brand) pedals with Velo-Orange polished steel "half-clips" on both of my bikes. Based on comments I get, it's a striking combination. Esp. along with a honey Brooks B17 and a...
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    Hills come and go; the wind is there constantly....

    Hills come and go; the wind is there constantly. Hills are tiring; wind is dispiriting.
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    Poll: The one that fits the best (feels natural)....

    The one that fits the best (feels natural). That's a combination of the bike's initial geometry and the shop's willingness and expertise to adjust it to you. If you really feel they all fit well,...
  9. Brooks B-17 for me. 15-18K miles/yr; 7 centuries...

    Brooks B-17 for me. 15-18K miles/yr; 7 centuries in 7 days once, saddle comfort was never an issue. Was mistakenly shipped a Brooks Swallow for a new bike recently; way too narrow and less give than...
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    Lots of miles on a Brooks B-17. Ordered a third...

    Lots of miles on a Brooks B-17. Ordered a third one for a new bike, but was shipped a Swallow instead. (Costs twice as much but they said I could keep it.) B-17 is comfy for me right out of the box....
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    (Wichita) 108 in the middle of my 70-miler on...

    (Wichita) 108 in the middle of my 70-miler on Sat; 111 in the middle of my 65-miler Sunday. After a break inside, I'm good for the first 2 miles, then my skin feels like it's standing next to a fire;...
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    L4-L5 rupture in 2002. Can't sit long, walk far,...

    L4-L5 rupture in 2002. Can't sit long, walk far, or run at all, but I can ride my road bike all day long, as I'm leaned forward taking the weight/pressure off my spine. But as datlas said, it depends...
  13. Retro means going back. I'm not retro, I'm just...

    Retro means going back. I'm not retro, I'm just not moving forward. :D
  14. My Roubaix Pro (stolen this month) had toe clips,...

    My Roubaix Pro (stolen this month) had toe clips, as do all my bikes. The price of the bike had nothing to do with my decision. Why would anyone equip his bike to satisfy someone else?
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    Put 51,000 miles on a 2009 105-equipped Roubaix....

    Put 51,000 miles on a 2009 105-equipped Roubaix. The 5600 right(rear) shifter wore out consistently at around 15,000 miles. It would then start skipping the 4th and then the 4th and 5th cog when...
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    I would think you'd prefer the Legacy for $200...

    I would think you'd prefer the Legacy for $200 more:

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/schwinn/schwinn_letour_legacy_xi.htm

    Reynolds 520 frame and fork, 105 components.
  17. I have a Trek 7.3 FX and a Specialized Roubaix...

    I have a Trek 7.3 FX and a Specialized Roubaix Pro. The 32s on the Trek are smooth and easy rolling. I doubt I ride the Roubaix more than 1 mph faster than the hybrid Trek, and that's probably...
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    Sheesh, where's umd when you need him? I'm...

    Sheesh, where's umd when you need him?

    I'm sure my woeful avg speed is not up to 41 standards. I mean from what I read, you guys must all be pros or Cat 1s, right? :D

    Still, I think I'm on...
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    Gee, where to start? 1) This subforum isn't...

    Gee, where to start?

    1) This subforum isn't known for warm and fuzzy. You'd known that by reading a while before posting.

    2) it's bad enough to post an entire article instead of a link, but to...
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    But what happened with Schleck was that he...

    But what happened with Schleck was that he crashed when he made a sharp turn in strong winds from downwind to crosswind with a rear disk wheel. It was the transition that was hard to handle. That...
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    I've only been in mountains on my motorcycle, not...

    I've only been in mountains on my motorcycle, not a bike. Still, I think having to do all this in the dark tonight has to be unsettling. I would think it's frustrating climbing on and on with no view...
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    About that stop at the KS/CO border due to a...

    About that stop at the KS/CO border due to a tornado that I heard about from Strasser's driver Sunday? In the RAAM blog, Vic says race officials have awarded 1.25 hours to Strasser for the stop. That...
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    Homeyba, One team was trying to use a disk...

    Homeyba,

    One team was trying to use a disk wheel out there today? Seriously? As noted above, I was out there and even a 30mm rim was a challenge. They might check with Andy Schleck on the wisdom...
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    Rode out west of Wichita along the route (into...

    Rode out west of Wichita along the route (into Maize, TS 27). Crosswinds were in the 30s gusting to 40-45 across the entire western 2/3 of the state, where lots of riders were today. My 30mm rims...
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    Rode out to TS 27 Maize today to catch Strasser...

    Rode out to TS 27 Maize today to catch Strasser and Schoch. Strasser hit TS 26 a few minutes before Schoch, and if I projected an 18-20 mph leg, that would have them at Maize just short of 2:00 PM...
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