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celticfrost 01-02-14 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by vschippy (Post 16374816)
Had a BG fit done just before Xmas.
Had new innersoles and wedges put in shoes made my old shoes to small.
Found these at the new years sales for a good price so picked them up.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=357595http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=357596

Please let us know how those feel/perform when you get a chance.

seymour1910 01-02-14 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by celticfrost (Post 16376407)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=357659

Joining the matte black carbon frame brigade (but only because it was a good deal).

unlike some of the really boring black frames, this one is sweet, how long before the build starts/finishes?

celticfrost 01-02-14 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by seymour1910 (Post 16376454)
unlike some of the really boring black frames, this one is sweet, how long before the build starts/finishes?

Good question. Best guesstimate is that it'll be functional in about a week or so via a parts swap from a different frame. I'm not going to buy too much new bling for this build as I got a good deal and don't want to defeat the purpose of that.

Then again, it is kind of bling worthy... If that happens, final build will be posted in the stupid -- whoops, I mean awesome Hot or Not thread.

Jakedatc 01-02-14 03:39 PM

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SRAM Quickview arrived today :) hoping to try it out next week when the roads clear and temps warm a bit. I do like how solidly it mounts the garmin though, more securely than the stock mount I think. (also sanded off the sram logo for a cleaner look)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=357665

gc3 01-02-14 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by celticfrost (Post 16376407)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=357659

Joining the matte black carbon frame brigade (but only because it was a good deal).

this Guru rocks! how about some better pictures? once you go black, you'll never go....

Jay68442 01-02-14 07:31 PM

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Picked up some bottle cages to match the new bike

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=357702

gc3 01-02-14 07:44 PM

Advance planning for TdF watching...had to get one of these before they went out of stock forever...Panasonic TC-P65ZT60

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...lL._SX522_.jpg

celticfrost 01-03-14 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16377029)
this Guru rocks! how about some better pictures? once you go black, you'll never go....

Yes, dear Nicky, more pics to come after build -- probably in a week or so. Not in too much of a hurry to "get her done" as the only thing I'll be able to do is stare at it for a 4-6 weeks (I hate winter).

Terry66 01-03-14 10:44 AM

I bought a full 6800 group for my Spec Roubaix. Tracking info says it will be here Monday. I have a cool flat black aluminum frame and carbon fork in the garage. Going to take the 105 that I'm taking off the Roubaix and build a winter trainer, bad weather bike.

lsberrios1 01-03-14 10:55 AM


Originally Posted by Terry66 (Post 16378945)
I bought a full 6800 group for my Spec Roubaix. Tracking info says it will be here Monday. I have a cool flat black aluminum frame and carbon fork in the garage. Going to take the 105 that I'm taking off the Roubaix and build a winter trainer, bad weather bike.

FYI, not sure where you got it from but for people looking to get groups definitely hit up Merlincycles. I just bought a complete 2014 Dura Ace 9000 group for $1,460 shipped to my door.... that is pretty freaking cheap!

ethan.g75 01-04-14 10:14 AM

Been a while...
http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/Trek...0,0&iccEmbed=0
Bontrager thermal bib shorts+shimano pro leg warmers= pro looking AND feeling!

And after @bianchi10 did a super good write-up about them; planet-x cnc brakes, $130 and 197g for my set. Best part is if you go on ebay, you can find the exact same cnc brakes direct from china, for $225 :lol:
http://www.planetx.co.uk/imgs/produc...PXULCNC_P1.jpg

ninjabrewer 01-04-14 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by rangerdavid (Post 16373566)
hey, I use the Chamois Buttr cream mostly, although most any of them will do. Just dont use vasaline, hand lotion, and any of that stuff. Get some cream from your lbs and it will help. the torino pad is a little bit rougher than the trilogy pad is, so yeah, this will help.

Got some of that yesterday, rubbed some into the leather chamois's that I have and they felt 200% better. Will try it on the torino pad next time they get washed. Thanks for the advice.

nb

rangerdavid 01-04-14 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by ninjabrewer (Post 16382017)
Got some of that yesterday, rubbed some into the leather chamois's that I have and they felt 200% better. Will try it on the torino pad next time they get washed. Thanks for the advice.

nb

Good news! Glad to help.

LuMax 01-04-14 09:07 PM

It finally arrived!
First ride was today in new fallen snow, what a blast!
I'm battling a bad sinus infection so kept it to just 5 miles, can't wait until I am feeling better and can take this up into the foothills and mountains. My Specialized Fat Boy Expert. Just 31.2 pounds.

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...psd39100dc.jpg

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps7ff611b8.jpg

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...psc1d062fe.jpg

Ghost Ryder 01-04-14 09:21 PM


Originally Posted by LuMax (Post 16383486)
It finally arrived!
First ride was today in new fallen snow, what a blast!
I'm battling a bad sinus infection so kept it to just 5 miles, can't wait until I am feeling better and can take this up into the foothills and mountains. My Specialized Fat Boy Expert. Just 31.2 pounds.

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...psd39100dc.jpg

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps7ff611b8.jpg

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...psc1d062fe.jpg


I love how MTBs, & fat bikes have found their way into the 41 lately.
Wow Spesh is getting in the Fat bike market...
31.2lbs is not too bad either. How much did this cost you?


I think Harley Davidson should sue Specialized for using the name Fat boy for a model. HD's have had Fat boys around for a long time.
Who knows maybe Spesh trademarked Fat boy too now.
:lol:

LuMax 01-04-14 09:38 PM


Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder (Post 16383529)
How much did this cost you?

$2600 USD + tax. Extremely limited first shipment, sold out for quite a while I have been told.
I purchased some gear from Cafe' Roubaix to offset the bad karma.

Ghost Ryder 01-04-14 09:47 PM


Originally Posted by LuMax (Post 16383568)
$2600 USD + tax. Extremely limited first shipment, sold out for quite a while I have been told.
I purchased some gear from Cafe' Roubaix to offset the bad karma.

Thats on par with the other fat bike prices.
What material is the frame made from?

Does Café Roubaix offer lightweight fat bike wheel set?
You coild bring that bad boy down to 27-28 lbs easy. ;)
:lol:

AgentRedlum 01-04-14 10:03 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16378989)
FYI, not sure where you got it from but for people looking to get groups definitely hit up Merlincycles. I just bought a complete 2014 Dura Ace 9000 group for $1,460 shipped to my door.... that is pretty freaking cheap!

+1 - SRAM Groupsets are an additional 12.5% off. Shimano is 10% off. I just ordered Force 22 for $800 shipped. I think Ultegra 6800 is around $700.

Jay68442 01-04-14 10:05 PM

That is one sweet bike! Enjoy

Originally Posted by LuMax (Post 16383486)
It finally arrived!
First ride was today in new fallen snow, what a blast!
I'm battling a bad sinus infection so kept it to just 5 miles, can't wait until I am feeling better and can take this up into the foothills and mountains. My Specialized Fat Boy Expert. Just 31.2 pounds.

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...psd39100dc.jpg

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps7ff611b8.jpg

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...psc1d062fe.jpg


LuMax 01-04-14 10:17 PM


Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder (Post 16383584)
What material is the frame made from?

Aluminum

Does Café Roubaix offer lightweight fat bike wheel set?
I don't think so, I ordered clothing from him. The stock Spec wheels are very light for being alloy.

You could bring that bad boy down to 27-28 lbs easy
It's already been done by another guy and I am planning a similar setup.
Tubeless conversion (the tubes are very heavy) and a carbon riser bar to start. Once I am used to the bike I will switch to clipless pedals, then a carbon post and crank arms if my budget allows and the weight savings vs. cost math works for me. I have a new 650B MTB build looming this spring so I don't want to blow my budget on this bicycle. It sure was a blast to ride around in the fresh snow we got today. :-)

bmcphx 01-04-14 10:32 PM

I need to slow down


http://d4nuk0dd6nrma.cloudfront.net/...2/2N4A4379.jpg

http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server41....1280.1280.jpg

http://www.cyclesense.co.uk/smsimg/2...laze_2-257.jpg

gc3 01-04-14 11:54 PM


Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder (Post 16383529)
I love how... fat bikes have found their way into the 41 lately...

I ran into a guy out in the Virginia countryside doing 60+ road miles on a fat boy last summer, that qualifies it as a road bike as far as I'm concerned.... especially for 41 purposes....

BoSoxYacht 01-05-14 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder (Post 16383529)


I think Harley Davidson should sue Specialized for using the name Fat boy for a model. HD's have had Fat boys around for a long time.

I really hope HD takes them on, and makes a big deal of it.

Silvercivic27 01-05-14 07:18 AM


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 16383690)

Is that the Kuku Penthouse?! How is it?

Cyclelogikal 01-05-14 07:23 AM

I just picked up a new saddle, a Fizik 2013 Arione CX K:ium for less than $93 BNIB! Could not resist at that price which is over $50 cheaper than the cheapest I could find.


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