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FINALLY, my Roubaix!

Old 02-19-06, 09:38 PM
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Well first and foremost I would like to thank everyone for their help, both in trying to help me get my LeMond set up to where I could be comfortable on it and those pushing my toward the Roubaix, not that I needed much help. Well yesterday I finally pulled the trigger and got the Roubaix Comp, only got to ride it for about 10 minutes as all I had with me were my cycling shorts and shoes for fitting purposes. It was freezing and misty. We have terrible weather, for this part of the country at least, right now so I am hoping it gets better this week so I can RIDE. Anyway here are the pics I have for now, enjoy I will!

P.S. How do I go about getting "new" Gerolstiener stickers?
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Old 02-19-06, 09:39 PM
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Lookin' good. Congratulations!
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That is a BEAUTIFUL bike!

Of course, you need to change your signature.

Green with envy.
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Originally Posted by af2nr
Well first and foremost I would like to thank everyone for their help, both in trying to help me get my LeMond set up to where I could be comfortable on it and those pushing my toward the Roubaix, not that I needed much help. Well yesterday I finally pulled the trigger and got the Roubaix Comp, only got to ride it for about 10 minutes as all I had with me were my cycling shorts and shoes for fitting purposes. It was freezing and misty. We have terrible weather, for this part of the country at least, right now so I am hoping it gets better this week so I can RIDE. Anyway here are the pics I have for now, enjoy I will!
Congratulations on your gorgeous new toy! I know you'll love bike. Their reputation is well deserved.

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P.S. How do I go about getting "new" Gerolstiener stickers?
I'm sure if Grasschopper is watching this thread he could tell you. I believe he went through this with his Roubaix.

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Originally Posted by af2nr
Well first and foremost I would like to thank everyone for their help, both in trying to help me get my LeMond set up to where I could be comfortable on it and those pushing my toward the Roubaix, not that I needed much help. Well yesterday I finally pulled the trigger and got the Roubaix Comp, only got to ride it for about 10 minutes as all I had with me were my cycling shorts and shoes for fitting purposes. It was freezing and misty. We have terrible weather, for this part of the country at least, right now so I am hoping it gets better this week so I can RIDE. Anyway here are the pics I have for now, enjoy I will!

P.S. How do I go about getting "new" Gerolstiener stickers?
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I'm sure if Grasschopper is watching this thread he could tell you. I believe he went through this with his Roubaix.

Take care!

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If Grasschopper is watching? Have I ever missed a Roubaix thread.

Here is the lowdown on the stickers. Send an email to Specialized customer service at customerservice@specialized.com and tell them the bike you just bought and the the Gerolsteiner stickers have come off. Tell them that you heard they could send you a set that would be permanent. They should ask you for your address and send the stickers right out to you...I had mine in less than a week.

Great looking bike...enjoy it and welcome to the R/ROC (Roubaix/Ruby Owners Club)
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Sweet lookin rig man. Have any rides lined up for the spring yet to test it out?
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so do you still have the Lemond? nice looking new ride! later.
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SICK!

Get out there and ride before the cursed storm comes.
I got my new ride during a warm spell - the next day, back to negative temperatures with snow

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I will try and answer all the questions here;

BeeTL, signature is changed! Thanks for pointing that out I had completely forgot about it...

Grasschopper, thanks for the info on the stickers, will send email immediatley!

cuda2k, yes actually I do. I have my first century planned for March 4th and I may try a road race this weekend as well. Since I am close to one right now due to work and there are very few near me.

aham23, I no longer have the LeMond, couldn't get comfortable on it and only lost $300 dollars over what I paid for it at the end of October.

simplyred, actually I am having to wait for the weather to pass over, hopefully tomorrow. So far the only miles it has are from the ride home from the shop and the ride to where I am for the next two weeks, in the back of my truck. I usually don't ride when its cold, for me that is 40's, but I am going to have to make an exception just so I can ride it.

To everyone one else thanks for all the compliments!!!
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Digging it, congrats. I really like that color.

When I test rode a Comp, I felt as if I could ride that thing forever... It was a very comfortable bike even though it was just quickly adjusted for me. I took it for about a 1/2 hour ride
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Hey af2nr,
Great looking bike!
What didn't work for you with the Lemond? How did you manage to sell it for such a great price? How is the Roubaix compaired to the Lemond in fit?
Thanks!
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Hey af2nr,
Great looking bike!
What didn't work for you with the Lemond? How did you manage to sell it for such a great price? How is the Roubaix compaired to the Lemond in fit?
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Thanks! I just couldn't get comfortable on it, I either felt too stretched out or too cramped. There was no happy median. Actually the shop gave me the great price as a trade, I had been hassling them ever since I first test rode the Roubaix so I think either they found someone who wanted one or they are hoping to get there money back on it. They weren't a LeMond dealer so they were looking at the MSRP on it, which was nowhere near what I paid for it. I hope they don't lose too much on it though as I have watched 4 BA's on eBay in the past week not reach the reserve and they had pretty good, imo, BIN prices as well, less than what I got for mine. The Roubaix fits and rides like a dream and there are so many options for how to set it up. I ended up on a 56, as opposed to the 57 I had and even with the drop between the seat and bars it doesn't feel like I am stretched out nor have too much weight on the front. Alot of people compare it to the Pilot but I test rode the Pilot the day I got the Roubaix and I didn't think they were as much alike as most people have said.
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Hey af2r, I'm sorry to see your LeMond go. I sure liked looking at it. I guess I still can. I am really liking the look of that Rouibaix though.....very sweet!!

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Congratulations, my friend!

I've been loving my Roubaix Comp Triple that I got a few weeks ago, thanks to the advice of this forum. You're going to love it. I'm over here in Atlanta, waiting out the bad weather too.

Wishing you many happy, safe miles on your Roubaix,

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Brian thanks! I am sure Billy, aka Glassman, will be surprised it is gone too if he ever comes back around the forums. When I got it he started looking for one after all the ga-ga I had over mine. Oh well nothing lasts forever.

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Congratulations, my friend!

I've been loving my Roubaix Comp Triple that I got a few weeks ago, thanks to the advice of this forum. You're going to love it. I'm over here in Atlanta, waiting out the bad weather too.

Wishing you many happy, safe miles on your Roubaix,

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John I actually am in Huntsville for the next two weeks, which is some beautiful riding. If only we can get some kind of decent weather back to actually enjoy it. I almost went and bought a trainer tonight to so I can "ride" it. BTW I like the color scheme of the triple too!
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worth the wait! nice!
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
If Grasschopper is watching? Have I ever missed a Roubaix thread.
What was I thinking?

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Originally Posted by cheeseflavor
What was I thinking?

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Yeah he has posted replies for all my Roubaix questions. Not that I am complaining. His insight was part of the reason I ended up with the Comp over other models...
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Originally Posted by af2nr
Yeah he has posted replies for all my Roubaix questions. Not that I am complaining. His insight was part of the reason I ended up with the Comp over other models...
Just 'cause I *know* you're dying to see it, here's a picture of my '05 Roubaix that started life as a Comp Triple. It's now full Dura-Ace.

And before anyone says it.... this is an older pic, I have since flipped the stem

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Cheeseflavor that looks good! Any idea what it weighs with your changes?
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Oh I got on the scale with my Roubaix again last night. If I take the saddle pack off (which when loaded weighs 1.6 lbs) it weighs 17.8 lbs (with pedals, cages, Edge 305 and trainer skewer). My Marin on the other hand comes in at a feathery 29 lbs.
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Originally Posted by af2nr
Cheeseflavor that looks good! Any idea what it weighs with your changes?
No idea. I suppose I could use the bathroom scale, but that thing seems to vary each time I step on it. It's a 58cm frame, I'd guess somewhere in the 18lb range.

Come spring, I'll ride it into work and weigh it one of our shipping scales.

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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
Oh I got on the scale with my Roubaix again last night.
I did this with mine too with bag and all it was right at 19, not sure if that was 19.1 or 19.9 since my scale doesn't have any decimals...By the way it's a 56...
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I guess I get to be the first to say lose the dork disk.
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