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Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By tedder987

OP here. A local shop got in a 58 and built it up...

OP here. A local shop got in a 58 and built it up so I could try it. I think why the reviewers said it was lower up front is because there are 2 different duckbill spacers (not your normal spacers)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By tedder987

Spz Roubaix fit: 2022 vs 2017

Folks, has anyone here moved from a 2017-19 Roubaix to one of the newer 2020+ models? I am replacing a dead 2017 (seatstay broke right at the dropout/axle in a crash) but have seen reviews saying...
09-21-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By tedder987

FWIW turns out the one at the bike shop is not...

FWIW turns out the one at the bike shop is not really an (economic) option. Since its shop owned and not manufacturer owned, the 25% discount cannot be applied to it. Gonna just have to wait for a...
09-20-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By tedder987

For the Robaix's 2017 58cm. head tube: ...

For the Robaix's

2017 58cm. head tube: 73.5 fork-rake: 44mm trail: 55mm wheelbase: 1011mm
2021 58cm. head tube: 73.5 fork-rake: 44mm trail: 55mm wheelbase: 1014...
09-20-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By tedder987

All, thanks for the advice. After talking it...

All, thanks for the advice. After talking it over with the bike shop I have decided to go with the 58cm frame. I am sticking with Specialized because they gave me 25% crash replacement discount...
09-16-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By tedder987

Unfortunately it's not rideable. The drive side...

Unfortunately it's not rideable. The drive side seat stay has a crush injury (repairable, plus last summer's TdF showed you can ride a bike missing a seat stay) but there is also a crack (all the...
09-16-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By tedder987

Well, I bit the bullet and ordered a 58 yesterday...

Well, I bit the bullet and ordered a 58 yesterday (using my crash replacement program discount). The shop cannot say how long its going to be before I actually get a bike. Best case maybe November....
09-14-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By tedder987

It looks like 99 spokes and Geometry geeks are...

It looks like 99 spokes and Geometry geeks are right for the new 2021 58 cm (630/392 verified on specialized.com) but 99spokes is wrong about the 2017 58 which looks like it should be (629/390) ...
09-14-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By tedder987

Where did you get your stack numbers from? I...

Where did you get your stack numbers from? I just put this together...
09-10-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By tedder987

Wow that is very helpful. Is this from a website...

Wow that is very helpful. Is this from a website and if so can you post the link? I think the consensus that I am getting from y'all is that in the new bike the 61 is probably a better fit than the...
09-10-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By tedder987

cycocommute, I did not explain myself properly. ...

cycocommute, I did not explain myself properly. I put just under 5k miles a year on my old bike and I think the fit was perfect, but it was also definitely right at the edge of the fit envelope for...
09-10-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By tedder987

The new ones also have the hoverbar (™) that...

The new ones also have the hoverbar (™) that gives the extra 15mm at the expense of looking a bit goofy. Are you sure the new 58 stem would slammed? Since the new one is longer reach and less stack...
09-10-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By tedder987

Bike sizing advice

Last weekend I broke the frame on my 2017 Roubaix 58cm. Damaged a seat stay (repairable) but also put a crack that ran from the exit of the derailleur cable over to the top of the hanger. The...
09-09-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,639
Posted By tedder987

Jonathan, I hit one of these...

Jonathan, I hit one of these https://rangerlock.com/single-crossbar/ that apparently fell off the truck it was supposed to be protecting from theivery. I had about 23,000 miles on my carbon frame...
09-07-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,639
Posted By tedder987

All, thanks, I just emailed Calfee with some pics...

All, thanks, I just emailed Calfee with some pics to see if its repairable. The guy at the bike shop though it was pretty iffy because of the crack where the derailleur cable exits. For your...
09-06-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,639
Posted By tedder987

Carbon frame repair shop - San Diego

Hi,

I hit debris in the bike lane this morning and one of my seat-stays took a direct hit on the edge of the curb. I am looking to find a local place to do the repair (and inspect the rest of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,255
Posted By tedder987

For my last installs (GP5K TL) the 32 was harder...

For my last installs (GP5K TL) the 32 was harder than the 28, but I had had the foresight to have the 28 mounted on a spare rim for about a month where the 32 only had a few days to relax before...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,011
Posted By tedder987

Too late for that. Just rode the Rovals for my...

Too late for that. Just rode the Rovals for my first quick ride (23 miles, 1240 ft vertical). Definitely like them, they are about 350g lighter than what they replaced, might (?) be slightly aero,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,011
Posted By tedder987

I will have some more direct experience shortly. ...

I will have some more direct experience shortly. The wheels I ordered from prowheelbuilder ended up getting cancelled due to problems sourcing the parts (thanks covid). So I ordered a set of Roval...
06-05-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By tedder987

I have been taking it to 55psi where 50 is the...

I have been taking it to 55psi where 50 is the sidewall limit. Not sure how much higher I feel safe doing...
06-05-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By tedder987

So I removed the tire, cleaned everything up,...

So I removed the tire, cleaned everything up, added tones of soapy water, rotated the tire 180 degrees and tried about 5 times and it always hangs up at the same spot 180 degrees across from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,011
Posted By tedder987

Any of you guys use prowheelbuilder.com recently?...

Any of you guys use prowheelbuilder.com recently? As a result of this thread I ordered a set of wheels from them on 4/26/21 and they gave an initial estimate of 5/24/21 as the build date. In the 2...
06-01-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By tedder987

Well my first few tries have all failed both dry...

Well my first few tries have all failed both dry and with soapy water. I did not stop and remove all the liquid sealant from it first and I think that the sealant blowing out is negating the soapy...
05-31-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By tedder987

CliffordK, I think you got it. on close...

CliffordK, I think you got it. on close inspection it looks like at the low/skinny point, one side of the tire seems to have seated about 1/4" lower than the rest of the tire. The other side at the...
05-31-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By tedder987

Tire (not wheel) wobble - a mystery

So for a while I have been noticing that my rear wheel has a vertical wobble. Today I was going to see if I could fix it by adjusting spoke tension and found it wasn't the rim, it was the tire that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,011
Posted By tedder987

Thanks for saying I am not excessively heavy...

Thanks for saying I am not excessively heavy (though my wife might disagree)!. Yes the numbers I posted (except for the boyd stock wheel) were all from the prowheelbuilder.com configurator. I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,011
Posted By tedder987

Coming back full circle, here are a couple of...

Coming back full circle, here are a couple of resources for others in the future that I have found since I started the thread;

1. The Pro's closet blog post about wheel width...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,011
Posted By tedder987

OK Folks, I am closing in on a set. Bear in mind...

OK Folks, I am closing in on a set. Bear in mind my ideal budget was capped at $700 and the Boyd's were just close enough to that to step over a few $. However the PWB prices are really good too...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,011
Posted By tedder987

Wilmingtech that brings me full circle back to...

Wilmingtech that brings me full circle back to the initial question. Is a wheel with a 25mm internal width going to work OK on a road disc bike (Spz Roubaix) that nominally is rated for 32mm tires,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,011
Posted By tedder987

DangerousDan, how many (spinergy) spokes does...

DangerousDan, how many (spinergy) spokes does your tandem have?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,011
Posted By tedder987

I have looked at the Z32 a couple of times, but...

I have looked at the Z32 a couple of times, but there just are not any long-term reviews that I can find and the low spoke count (16/20) worries me (I know they are not normal spokes). Also one...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By tedder987

I think a power meter would be fun, but based on...

I think a power meter would be fun, but based on my use of the heart rate monitor (and even my cadence sensor) it just isn't worth the money. Plus I need to get new wheels first anyways as my old...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By tedder987

Caloso, thanks, that's exactly the sort of actual...

Caloso, thanks, that's exactly the sort of actual data I was hoping to see. Photobadger, I hope I have the same problem with underestimates, I am ~190cm tall and I can't really be as weak as Strava...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,011
Posted By tedder987

Thanks for all the replies. The Roubaix is disc...

Thanks for all the replies. The Roubaix is disc brake. It does seem as if the 25 wide gravels would be a step too far. With the current wheels I have ~1cm sides & top at the forks. At the back...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By tedder987

So I have a MTB as well as the road bike and both...

So I have a MTB as well as the road bike and both are in strava as such. part of why I asked the question is that on moderate MTB rides I would get average power estimates about 20% higher than for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By tedder987

Yeah I figured that the precision would be lousy...

Yeah I figured that the precision would be lousy but is it also inaccurate? Strava does seem to know what way the wind is blowing though since it lists that on my rides along with the outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,011
Posted By tedder987

wheels - internal width?

I am looking around for new wheels to put on my 2017 Roubaix Comp. Unfortunately I can't swing anything expensive (i.e. carbon, or over $700) so getting the 'ideal' wheel isn't really an option. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By tedder987

Strava power estimates

Is there anyone with a power meter that has calibrated it against the strava average power estimates from the app? Just curious how (in)accurate they are.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By tedder987

Can't suggest anything for the tires, but what I...

Can't suggest anything for the tires, but what I did was to get a bit of reflective tape and stick it to the side of my rims. I used about a 1" by 1/4" piece of 3m prism tape and then I cut 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By tedder987

Shimano Cassette on SRAM XDR frehub?

Can a shimano cassette go on a SRAM XDR freehub? I am not finding a definitive answer on the google.
03-22-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By tedder987

jsigone, glad to hear they are working for you. ...

jsigone, glad to hear they are working for you. Great looking bike too btw. I am going to set them up tubeless from the start because I didn't have any tubes with a long enough valve on them (and...
03-20-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By tedder987

Well hopefully I didn't make a mistake as I...

Well hopefully I didn't make a mistake as I ordered them before I saw Zipp2001's response. I will update this in a month or two (if I don't forget).

FWIW Reynolds seem to think 250 lbs is an OK...
03-18-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,354
Posted By tedder987

FYI with respect to the trekz bone conduction...

FYI with respect to the trekz bone conduction headphones. I have had 3 pairs and they are not really sweat-proof enough for a sweaty guy (like me!). Off road, they would call 911 for me on hot days...
03-18-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By tedder987

Well I have been wrong before, blaming my bottom...

Well I have been wrong before, blaming my bottom bracket for what turned out to be wheel flex (in the first, warranty returned wheel. The warranty paid to build the 32 spoke ). The frame is a 2017...
03-18-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By tedder987

Reynolds wheel experience?

Hi all, I am a light-heavyweight clyde (~210 lbs) and I am looking at some reynolds 41mm deep wheels. They only have 24 spokes, but the support people at Reynolds said it won't be a problem.

Has...
10-29-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By tedder987

FYI this just became totally academic as I just...

FYI this just became totally academic as I just bought an Orbea Occam H2O from TPC. Still curious about the answer though.
10-29-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By tedder987

Giant matchup - Trance vs Reign

I am looking at getting my first full-suspension mtb at the Pros Closet (got a big credit there). I am hoping for a trail bike, but I will be riding it 3-5 miles to get to the hilly parts over...
10-07-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By tedder987

Sharing bike with the wife - size up or down?

I won (TdF giveaway) a gift card I can use to get a e-MTB from TheProsCloset and I am hoping I can get one that I can share with my wife. The idea is that I could ride it properly off road and that...
08-17-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,030
Posted By tedder987

Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up getting a Conti race-king (2.2) I found on sale. Have had it on the front with the old rear for ~200 miles and its definitely an improvement on the WTB...
07-15-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,030
Posted By tedder987

Well after a bit of digging around I ordered a...

Well after a bit of digging around I ordered a Continental Race-King Protection from Amazon. I really like the reviews I saw for bot the Ikon and the Mezcal but I could not find them for less than...
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