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Picked up my Roll today

Old 08-26-19, 05:12 PM
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Picked up my Roll today


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Picked this one up around lunchtime. Spent the afternoon installing a few extras and adjusting everything including the rear brake that was scrubbing. Iíd wondered why it was harder to peddle than I thought it should be .
My faith in this bike shop went down a notch, especially when I went to swap out the pedals and found them dry .
Specialized calls the Roll a Comfort bike , IMO , thatís another word for Cruiser .
The tires are every bit as big as the 2.5Ē Maxxis Hookworms I own , maybe bigger . I know theyíre taller .
I wound up with a Brooks B67 on it , mainly because of the upright riding position of this bike . Added a Cateye bike computer and some platform pedals . A bottle cage and a rack .
I spent at least two hours searching my garage for a long enough bolt to attach a kickstand on it . Itís a good thing I used to buy yard sale bikes just for their parts . I thought the Roll came with one and I didnít notice it didnít have one until I was in the parking lot loading it on the bike rack . And the neighborhood wasnít the kind where I would go back inside and leave my new bike unattended without a strong lock I didnít have with me .
Its been sprinkling off and on all afternoon. I did do a short ride around a mile all together just to get a feel for the bike .
I think itís going to be be a good Cruiser for the MUPís around here . The seven speeds will help with some of the hills .
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Old 08-26-19, 05:19 PM
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Congrats on the new bike, Kirby. What does "MUP" stand for?
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Old 08-26-19, 05:55 PM
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Multi Use Path .
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Old 08-26-19, 07:05 PM
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Nice Roll, Kirby. Congrats.
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Old 08-27-19, 05:36 AM
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Nice Cruiser!
Looks like it's setup to give you many years and miles of enjoyment.....
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Old 08-27-19, 08:22 AM
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The rain held off enough this morning I was able to get in a ride .
I rode my new Specialized Roll this morning. I think I’m going to like it . Even with the bigger , wider , 650bx2.3” tires ,( they look bigger) it coasts and peddles as easy as my old Specialized Hardrock with 26X1.9” tires .
With the B67 after about a mile , I was wondering if I’d made a mistake, but around the three mile mark , I got “broke in” and the saddle felt pretty good . With the Roll , it’s easier to shift my weight on the saddle and ride light with my weight on one foot .
It’s a keeper !
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Old 08-27-19, 10:46 AM
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And my wife/family thinks I'M out of control!!
Congtrats on your (is it 3rd or 4th?) new cruiser this month!!
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Old 08-27-19, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by restlessswind View Post
And my wife/family thinks I'M out of control!!
Congtrats on your (is it 3rd or 4th?) new cruiser this month!!
Just three . So far LOL !
First , a new Cruiser 1 , then the Roll , and on order , an Electra 7d Lux Fat Tire .
I recently sold my 1987 Mustang GT Convertable . Collecting bikes is way cheaper than collecting cars . .
anyways, the Roll will be my exercise, long distance MUP bike . The Cruisers are for cruising the neighborhood.
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Old 08-27-19, 12:18 PM
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I'm not one to talk either. I've been bike crazy this summer too.
I bought a Trek Verve + Ebike, and ended up returning it to the Trek Store. I then upped the ante and bought a Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 This is my commuter.
I bought a used Electra Cruiser (before the label of "Cruiser1") and bought fenders for it.
I then bought a Firmstrong stretch cruiser
and finally, I bought a Raleigh Special 3 (3 speed cruiser) from Amazon for $175. (I couldn't resist!)
I actually have the Electra posted for sale, but I may need to wait until next May-June to sell it. I'm very partial to this new Raleigh.
Let's not forget that I also bought an old Univega tandem 24 speed, and bought new V brakes, shifters, cables, tires and handlebars. My wife wanted it too, but now she hates riding behind me.

The whole cruiser craze started when I found a mint condition Electra Super Deluxe 3i for my wife for dirt cheap. I needed a counterpart. it took 3 cruisers to do that LOL

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Old 08-27-19, 03:00 PM
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Looks good. I’m looking forward to the fat tire review.
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Old 08-27-19, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by JehD View Post
Looks good. Iím looking forward to the fat tire review.
I was really surprised how easy the 650bx2.3Ē tires roll on the Roll bike . And they look huge .
Iím hoping the 3.5Ē tires on theElectra fat tire bike roll just as easy .
I put the Maxxis Hookworms on my black C1 today . These are growing on me. The Roll smooth and are the quietest rolling tires Iíve ever ridden.
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Restless,
Is that the one on CL for $125? If I didn't already have an Electra, I would give you a call. Nice bike....
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Originally Posted by brdeleo49 View Post
Restless,
Is that the one on CL for $125? If I didn't already have an Electra, I would give you a call. Nice bike....
Mine is listed for $150
this one...
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bi...956086581.html
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Kirby999, I really really like this one. I love the look of a normal, I guess you call it a "diamond" type frame but has cruiser positioning. Out of all the bikes I've been seeing lately, if I were ever to want to spend a good amount of money on a bike, this would be the one. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Originally Posted by 3S1M View Post
Kirby999, I really really like this one. I love the look of a normal, I guess you call it a "diamond" type frame but has cruiser positioning. Out of all the bikes I've been seeing lately, if I were ever to want to spend a good amount of money on a bike, this would be the one. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thatís why I went for it . No front or rear suspension. Upright riding position. And balloon tires . Whatís not to love about the Roll and you can get it in whatever upgrades you want , although the 1X7 with rim brakes suits me just fine .
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