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New pics of the Roubaix....

Old 03-27-07, 07:42 PM
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New pics of the Roubaix....

Just washed her up real good today and took some better pics so I had to post them. Love the bike, best thing I've bought for myself ever!







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Very nice!
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Why don't you stem mount the garmin?
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That is a pretty bike
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Looks nice, congrats!
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It is beautiful...I have a Roubaix and just scored a Tarmac. I guess I'm specialized.
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Originally Posted by bbp
Why don't you stem mount the garmin?

+1.

Very nice bike!!!
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Very, very nice.
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Nice garage door I like the bike too!
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Originally Posted by bbp
Why don't you stem mount the garmin?
I think I know. It is more of a heads up display to have it out front. You really have to look down to find info on the stem. Also, if you are using a light, you can see the display if it is in front of the light, but not at all if it is behind the light on the stem.
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nice, congrats
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Originally Posted by Ritterview
I think I know. It is more of a heads up display to have it out front. You really have to look down to find info on the stem. Also, if you are using a light, you can see the display if it is in front of the light, but not at all if it is behind the light on the stem.
You could turn the Garmin's backlight on.

My 06 Comp is jealous.
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Beautiful but why'd you choose FSA instead of Dura-Ace for the crank?
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Originally Posted by Ritterview
I think I know. It is more of a heads up display to have it out front. You really have to look down to find info on the stem. Also, if you are using a light, you can see the display if it is in front of the light, but not at all if it is behind the light on the stem.
Is that the FSA Control Center? Where & how much, if you don't mind?

Nice lookin' ride, BTW.
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Looks like a membership application to OCP. Rocking!
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Very nice bike...I iwll miss the Roubaix. Well only a little, I like the newer models better than the one I had.
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Now honestly, how can we really appreciate the bike if the pedals aren't horizontal.
Please repost pics when you've fixed this terrible faux pas.
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What is on the valve stem?
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Originally Posted by Ritterview
I think I know. It is more of a heads up display to have it out front. You really have to look down to find info on the stem. Also, if you are using a light, you can see the display if it is in front of the light, but not at all if it is behind the light on the stem.
Ritterview was right on. With it out in front of me, it is much easier for me to see. I'm sure some people have no problem seeing it on the stem, but for me, I like it better out in front of me.
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Old 03-28-07, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Greg200
It is beautiful...I have a Roubaix and just scored a Tarmac. I guess I'm specialized.
I was torn between the Tarmac and the Roubaix. The Tarmac is a rocket, I really wanted that bike at first, but then I decided on the Roubaix since I don't race nor will I ever race. They both felt good and comfortable to me, although in copletely different ways, but that was only on my 6 mile or so test rides around my LBS. Have you ridden the Tarmac on any long rides yet? Can you tell a difference on the long rides as compared to the Roubaix?
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Old 03-28-07, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by donrhummy
Beautiful but why'd you choose FSA instead of Dura-Ace for the crank?
Thanks man....

This is what came on the bike. I have a FSA Gossamer on my other bike and have had zero issues with it. Other than the chain dropping a few times going form big to little ring I haven't had any problems with this crank either. I'm sure it's a personal taste issue also, but I really like the look of the carbon FSA crank better than the dura ace crank..
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Originally Posted by Slice2
Is that the FSA Control Center? Where & how much, if you don't mind?

Nice lookin' ride, BTW.

Thanks Slice

Yes it is the FSA Control Center. I got it from FullCycles.com. Cheapest place I could find. It was $19.77 plus $6.77 shipping. Super fast delivery from these guys also.

Here is a great website that I use all the time when looking for bike parts.
http://www.qbike.com/

Just type in what you are looking for at the top in the search text box and it will give you a list of how much it is at a bunch of different online bike stores. I will even search ebay auctions if you want it to...
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Originally Posted by blindvelcro
What is on the valve stem?
Those are my Rocket caps...
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