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08-22-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 295
Posted By mrt2you

yes buying a slightly to small bike is better...

yes buying a slightly to small bike is better than buying a to large of a bike.
7 or 8 years ago i bought a BD winsor knight bike. i liked the bike and at the end of the season i actually sold it...
08-22-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 295
Posted By mrt2you

i am 5'10" with short legs, 30" inseam. i ride a...

i am 5'10" with short legs, 30" inseam. i ride a 54. i also have short arms with a large midsection, i use a 120 stem.
as posted, everyone has slightly different measurements. check the bike specs...
08-21-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,695
Posted By mrt2you

90% of my riding is on paved trails. except for...

90% of my riding is on paved trails.
except for areas close to apartment complexes and near several duplexes. once you get away from those areas i almost never see a person walking and occasionally...
08-21-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 775
Posted By mrt2you

sealers have been around almost as long as car...

sealers have been around almost as long as car paint moved from brushes to spray guns.
it improves adhesion and durability. it also reduces paint dye back from top coat solvents soaking into the...
08-19-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,297
Posted By mrt2you

i agree with this. in my opinion the 2019...

i agree with this.
in my opinion the 2019 roubaix will ride significantly smoother than any allow bike made.
the 2019 roubaix sport has a shock absorber built into the fork for 20MM of travel to...
08-18-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 775
Posted By mrt2you

aerosol bomb or a pre-mixed pt can. it's still...

aerosol bomb or a pre-mixed pt can. it's still the same product. actually the pt can paint probably is a little thicker due to less thinner in it.

to ever hope to get any durability with it you...
08-18-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,297
Posted By mrt2you

CONGRATULATIONS on your new bike. you are going...

CONGRATULATIONS on your new bike. you are going to love how it rides.
i am sorry to hear about your marriage problems.

i have owned a specialized roubaix since 2010. first one was a 08, don't...
08-16-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 775
Posted By mrt2you

i am a certified auto body/ painter tech. i...

i am a certified auto body/ painter tech. i usually repair and paint at least 2 cars a week.
i have used prevail sprayers a LOT for small touch up jobs at home. they work great with old school low...
08-13-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By mrt2you

i have gotten great service and prices from ebay...

i have gotten great service and prices from ebay seller albaxo. as of now they have over 5K bike items listed.
08-11-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By mrt2you

i have never repaired CF but i did attend a...

i have never repaired CF but i did attend a couple of classes about doing them on corvettes.
it requires really specialized equipment and isn't something for a DIY repair.
a quick overview of the...
08-10-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By mrt2you

the fail to suction one correctly argument could...

the fail to suction one correctly argument could be used on any bike rack. failure to properly secure a latch on any bike rack and it can easily fall off.
using the suction pump is idiot proof....
08-10-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By mrt2you

glad i could help. just a FYI almost all newer...

glad i could help.
just a FYI almost all newer bikes have this plastic protect tape on the chain stays to the paint scratches from a dropped chain.
08-10-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By mrt2you

just get a heat gun and peel it off. then wipe...

just get a heat gun and peel it off. then wipe off the excess glue with solvent. it is basically thick, clear stripe tape.
buy clear 3M protect tape and replace if you really want it back on. not a...
08-10-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By mrt2you

there is clear protect tape on the rt rear lower...

there is clear protect tape on the rt rear lower leg, chain stay?, on my 2010 roubaix.
on my new to me 2014 roubaix with disc brakes there is clear tape on both of them.
08-10-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By mrt2you

the suction cups on a seasucker rack are...

the suction cups on a seasucker rack are incredibly strong. i attached the front part with 3 suction cups on the vertical side of a spray booth at work. and it easily supported myself and 2...
08-10-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By mrt2you

i agree. i have been using a seasucker for about...

i agree. i have been using a seasucker for about 4 months with great success. i regularly drive 70+ mph on the freeway with it on my car.( i have a 2010 specialized roubaix bike, soon to be a 2014...
08-10-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,875
Posted By mrt2you

i work as a auto body tech. i use cut off wheels...

i work as a auto body tech. i use cut off wheels every day at work.
in theory the lock sounds like it will work, in my opinion it would be easily defeated.
they make cut off wheels that are...
08-10-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,170
Posted By mrt2you

when i had a convertible i never locked the doors...

when i had a convertible i never locked the doors either. loosing whatever was inside of it was much cheaper than a convertible top.
08-09-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 886
Posted By mrt2you

you might want to consider a WANTED ad in where...

you might want to consider a WANTED ad in where you are looking to purchase bikes. or maybe in your local store bulletin board or other areas where people advertise things for sale.
MOST of the...
08-08-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,170
Posted By mrt2you

i recently bought one of these,...

i recently bought one of these,...
08-06-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By mrt2you

i don't swap wheels often but when i do i just...

i don't swap wheels often but when i do i just swap the cassette to the new wheel. but with the proper tools it takes about 2 min to do this.
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By mrt2you

i know it's not worth much. the cost of the...

i know it's not worth much.
the cost of the paint work to me is just my time. i did the work when i didn't have anything else to do and the materials were some extra from another job. the decals...
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By mrt2you

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/101_1026_53b8c46b9de408de3d053c565239ad9302a25c7b.jpg...
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By mrt2you

92 trek 2300 WWYD?

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i have what i THINK is 92 trek 2300 bike.
it was a thrift store project buy from...
08-03-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By mrt2you

i have on several occasions. i have a significant...

i have on several occasions. i have a significant family history of heart disease, this is the biggest reason for me riding a bike.
i should be a bit more specific on heart rate numbness. it's more...
08-02-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By mrt2you

depending on when the numbness happens it could...

depending on when the numbness happens it could be to high of a heart rate.
if mine goes over 150 my fingers start to get numb. if i keep it over 150 to long my whole hand and toes go numb.
if i...
08-02-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,828
Posted By mrt2you

watch out for deer also. not on the road or...

watch out for deer also.
not on the road or gravel but on paved bike trails on the outer edges of the city where it goes thru swampy area. i have had a deer jump out in front on me on 3 occasions....
08-02-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,828
Posted By mrt2you

you have a valid point on the fear of being...

you have a valid point on the fear of being killed by a car.
i myself have been clipped by a dumb ass in a landscaping truck towing a trailer. he thought it would be funny if he passed by me really...
07-30-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,721
Posted By mrt2you

try a heat gun on the steel tube.

try a heat gun on the steel tube.
07-29-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By mrt2you

THANK YOU for the replies. i have had several...

THANK YOU for the replies.
i have had several local riders i casually know tell me the extenders shouldn't be a problem on the carbon crank.
i just wanted a few other opinions on the subject.
in...
07-29-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By mrt2you

carbon crank strength question.

i recently bought a 2014 specialized roubaix expert. the bike is sold with a FSA slk light carbon hollow crank when new.
i have bad knees and hips so i use 5/8" pedal extenders when riding. the...
07-29-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,692
Posted By mrt2you

i have a set of HD vulelts's on my 10 roubaix and...

i have a set of HD vulelts's on my 10 roubaix and they have been great for the last 4 years. i highly recommend them for a nice low priced clyde wheels.

i wish they made them for disc brake bikes....
07-26-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By mrt2you

congrats on 1K miles. maybe shoot for the stars...

congrats on 1K miles.
maybe shoot for the stars for 2K miles.

i have a goal to ride 1K this year. up to 600 already with about 3 more months of riding weather.
07-24-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By mrt2you

congrats on the new bike, i went from a trek...

congrats on the new bike,
i went from a trek 720 hybrid to a 2001 trek 100 alloy bike to a 2008 roubaix elite carbon to a 2010 roubaix elite carbon to a just purchased 2014 roubaix expert carbon...
07-23-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,525
Posted By mrt2you

you will need a "CLOTHING" clip to attach the...

you will need a "CLOTHING" clip to attach the light to this bracket.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/101_0932_0911f227363a4357de3c551b46857ce46635a018.jpg
rubber band...
07-22-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,525
Posted By mrt2you

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/101_0937_d5a8c6156ba3493f47712b3abb72738b771f7bba.jpg...
07-21-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,435
Posted By mrt2you

try looking at bikes direct, they have a lot to...

try looking at bikes direct, they have a lot to choose from in your price range.
07-17-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,450
Posted By mrt2you

not really heroic but i helped fix a 4 flat tires...

not really heroic but i helped fix a 4 flat tires with my own tubes, co bottles and patches this year. i do most of my riding on paved well used trails so i interact with a lot of other riders.....
07-16-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By mrt2you

maybe check out Vuelta wheels. ...

maybe check out Vuelta wheels. https://www.vueltausa.com/vuelta-wheel-parts-56/vuelta-road-wheel-parts.html

they have a set of corsica pro II disc wheels for $220. and thru August free shipping...
07-15-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,810
Posted By mrt2you

i have the same set of wheels and tires on my...

i have the same set of wheels and tires on my 2010 roubaix and have no problems with them. they are reasonably priced also. i think i paid like $110 for a set for them.
i replaced my Vuelta corsica...
07-11-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By mrt2you

carbon fiber construction is basically the same...

carbon fiber construction is basically the same as fiberglass mat.carbon fibers held together by resin. the difference is the strength and weight of the fibers being held together by the resin.
any...
07-09-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,154
Posted By mrt2you

if you want specifics all i can say is search...

if you want specifics all i can say is search yourself. it doesn't cost anything to look.
i modified the search to 160 crank set triple and got 12 listings from 11 different sellers, the seller with...
07-09-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,154
Posted By mrt2you

Ebay search--- mtb 160 crankset and mtb 165...

Ebay search--- mtb 160 crankset and mtb 165 crankset
160mm 255 listings and 165mm. 263 listings most are new.
07-07-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,154
Posted By mrt2you

my go to repair stand is this one ...

my go to repair stand is this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/Steel-Bike-Adjustable-42-74-Repair-Stand-w-Telescopic-Arm-Bicycle-Cycle-Rack/283455748154?hash=item41ff47783a:g:7~IAAOSwcF1a4uJu

if i...
07-06-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,959
Posted By mrt2you

one thing that helped me when i first started...

one thing that helped me when i first started riding was to wear longer legged compression shorts under the bike shorts. this prevented the tender areas from rubbing against something it wasn't used...
07-06-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,765
Posted By mrt2you

i wear a heart rate monitor, i also ride...

i wear a heart rate monitor, i also ride converted rails to trails that cross a lot of roads, so i usually get a 1-3 min break waiting for traffic every 3 or 4 miles. i have a nice trail system near...
07-05-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,929
Posted By mrt2you

i rotate my chains every few weeks and have a...

i rotate my chains every few weeks and have a lazy mans system for cleaning and lubing.

with a dirty chain i place it in a qt empty auto paint can w/ lid, i am a auto body tech/ painter so i get...
07-05-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,553
Posted By mrt2you

i use the same on my gloss black carbon fiber,...

i use the same on my gloss black carbon fiber, matte black specialized roubaix bike.
WD-40 followed up with some Windex glass glass cleaner.
07-04-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,412
Posted By mrt2you

at least the person at the bike shop almost...

at least the person at the bike shop almost always has some experience assembling bikes or someone is nearby with experience if they have troubles.
they will also have the proper tools to do the...
07-04-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By mrt2you

autobody and paint tech with 30+ years...

autobody and paint tech with 30+ years experience.
if it really is chrome, paint stripper won't hurt it. pain't doesn't stick to chrome very well. you probably could wash it off with thinner.
the...
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