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09-29-17, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By ricohman

This bike will be used just for racing. If I...

This bike will be used just for racing.
If I had to climb a hill and complete a turn sharp in a gate halfway up, there is no way I could peddle through the turn to come back down the hill. I guess I...
09-28-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,557
Posted By ricohman

I use my 2016 JTS for gravel. And some long...

I use my 2016 JTS for gravel. And some long distance gravel events. I use 41mm 120tpi Knards and it rides great.
The 41's at 35/40psi make the ride smooth.
I also run a Wolf tooth drop link and a...
09-28-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By ricohman

2018 Norco Threshold Apex 1 toe overlap

I am seriously thinking about buying one of these and had one out for a few laps in my local park.
I was surprised that my toes hit the front wheel a few times in slow maneuvers when I was making...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-17, 10:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,767
Posted By ricohman

All the time. All my rides are training or...

All the time. All my rides are training or gravel.
Unless I'm racing. Then I wear my fancy kit!
Replies: 3
Views: 2,053
Posted By ricohman

Soul Wheels ripoff

Although I have purchased a set of Soul wheels in the past and have been happy with them I must warn others that all is not right with this company.
I ordered and paid for a new 11 spd freehub in...
06-26-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By ricohman

Wow. That is some slice! Good luck in your...

Wow. That is some slice!
Good luck in your recovery. You sound well prepared.
06-25-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By ricohman

I am now riding a new CAAD12 and it feels...

I am now riding a new CAAD12 and it feels wonderful.
Although I still have many problems, such as my left leg feeling shorter than the right, I can't complain.
I may do some club rides and some...
06-25-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,067
Posted By ricohman

I have around 55,000kms on my Specialized...

I have around 55,000kms on my Specialized Roubaix. I expect it to last easily to 100000.
I will then hang it on my wall.
06-05-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,728
Posted By ricohman

Wonderful! Is your fork threadless? I can see...

Wonderful!
Is your fork threadless? I can see that frame bosses for the downtube shifters are still included, or are those cable stops?
I like that color. Maybe the yellow I was pondering is to...
06-04-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,122
Posted By ricohman

The cheap Mavic wheels on my Specialized Roubaix...

The cheap Mavic wheels on my Specialized Roubaix lasted 50,000km before they were ruined by a huge pothole.
I would think they would last forever!
06-04-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,728
Posted By ricohman

I should mention that during my crash I...

I should mention that during my crash I dislocated my hip, separated my shoulder, concussion, cracked neck vertebrae, badly bruised ribs, jaw won't close properly, bruises as big as two dinner plates...
06-04-16, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,728
Posted By ricohman

This is what I'm thinking. I have new bikes with...

This is what I'm thinking. I have new bikes with carbon forks and threadless. I used to race the CAAD10 until it was destroyed, and now have a CAAD12 coming. I am riding my Specialized Roubaix now...
06-03-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,728
Posted By ricohman

Marinoni Retro SL

I know this isn't vintage but it's still looks very much like my 1988 Marinoni Special.
And it has 130mm rear spacing.
These are new frames built to order, and I'm trying to decide on which fork to...
05-29-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By ricohman

May is nearly over. The last few weeks just flew...

May is nearly over. The last few weeks just flew by but I did indeed concentrate hard on my recovery.
The concussion improved rapidly. The only lingering affect seems to be getting tired. At around...
05-14-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By ricohman

Sadly you are not the first person to say this....

Sadly you are not the first person to say this. I'm so far away from racing I haven't really though about how I will feel in a peleton or even a group. I always thought it would be cross that took me...
05-13-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By ricohman

I think I'm going to do exactly that. I can't run...

I think I'm going to do exactly that. I can't run but I can walk a bit. Tonight when the wife comes home I will ask if she wants to go for a bit of a walk. Maybe start with a couple km.
She will...
05-13-16, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By ricohman

So much good advice here. I wish I would have...

So much good advice here. I wish I would have posted sooner.
Treating the post crash routine as serious as I did my training is golden advice. I'm depressed and not eating right, no appetite. I got...
05-13-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By ricohman

Thank for the replies. I see a specialist on...

Thank for the replies. I see a specialist on Tuesday about the shoulder separation. The emergency doctor said it was "moderate" but he said further examination is needed.
I have sick time, so I'm...
05-12-16, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By ricohman

Down for the count.....

A little over a week ago I got caught up in a crash in front of me and crashed hard during a club race. I went in upside down, still clipped in, backwards, at 43kmh. The rider behind me said my rear...
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By ricohman

please close thread

please close thread
11-23-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By ricohman

I realize that cross posting is troublesome and...

I realize that cross posting is troublesome and redundant. But I left it as it is because some touring riders simply have no mechanical advice to offer.
However these same riders can offer a...
11-23-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By ricohman

Here is where I want to spend some time riding. ...

Here is where I want to spend some time riding.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/fj40/Mobile%20Uploads/20151107_100939_zpsrgcroeaz.jpg...
11-23-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By ricohman

I know 1.9 inch 29er tires will fit without...

I know 1.9 inch 29er tires will fit without fenders, as I mounted some a few years ago. I realize fenders are great but they can also get packed so full of mud that the bike won't move.
I guess a...
11-23-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By ricohman

That's the thing. 10 speed components are cheaper...

That's the thing. 10 speed components are cheaper than 9spd.
Forum: Touring
11-23-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,571
Posted By ricohman

Lots of advice to ponder here. Good thing I...

Lots of advice to ponder here. Good thing I haven't bought anything yet. I am going to think about all the suggestions offered here as there is a lot of sense in keeping the original drivetrain until...
11-22-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By ricohman

I want to get away from these shifters as I can't...

I want to get away from these shifters as I can't use my bar bag.
I figured since a 10 speed cassette will fit right on and I can use my RD I thought might as well go all in. But keeping the 9spd...
Forum: Touring
11-22-15, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,571
Posted By ricohman

Hmm. Good point. I am getting away from the...

Hmm. Good point.
I am getting away from the shifters I have because the cables come out of them at right angles and I can't run a bar bag.
I don't know if I can even buy 9 spd shifters that have...
Forum: Touring
11-22-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,571
Posted By ricohman

Building my Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30 into a adventure/trail bike

In 2008 I bought a brand new Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30. 853 Reynolds tube set and 36 spoke wheels, tubus racks ect.
Due to other cycling and non-cycling commitments (racing, cross and kids) I never...
11-22-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,660
Posted By ricohman

I had over 40 000km on my Mavic wheels that came...

I had over 40 000km on my Mavic wheels that came on my Roubaix.
The only reason I had to stop using them was due to pothole damge, not the bearings.
11-22-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By ricohman

Building an adventure bike

In 2008 I bought a brand new Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30. 853 Reynolds tube set and 36 spoke wheels, tubus racks ect.
Due to other cycling and non-cycling commitments (racing, cross and kids) I never...
Forum: Foo
07-02-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 69,694
Posted By ricohman

Just found out about Tom. I don't get on the...

Just found out about Tom. I don't get on the forum as much as I used to.
I enjoyed reading what Tom wrote.
My condolences to his family.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,339
Posted By ricohman

I'm getting about 2000 kms out of a GP4000s. They...

I'm getting about 2000 kms out of a GP4000s. They seem to puncture to easy after that.
The last race of the season I flatted on a 2000 km tire and got a DNF. And I was winning!
Fresh set going on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-15, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By ricohman

I just ordered a complete Ultegra and 105 groups....

I just ordered a complete Ultegra and 105 groups. Plus tires and spares.
Great to deal with and fast shipping.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By ricohman

I ride a CAAD10-3 and a Specialized Roubiaix. I...

I ride a CAAD10-3 and a Specialized Roubiaix. I rode a "no-name" brand extensively last summer on vacation.
It was less than inspiring. Heavy, slow steering, mix match of parts.
No thanks at even...
03-15-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,465
Posted By ricohman

The pro's don't have to worry about component...

The pro's don't have to worry about component life.
And new 1x11 systems get some pretty steep angles on the chain as well with no ill effect.
I avoid it as I like to get 7000km out of a chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By ricohman

Hey mods! I just noticed we have a tri forum. ...

Hey mods! I just noticed we have a tri forum.
Can this be moved please?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By ricohman

Trek Equinox TTX reversible seat post ?

I'm a road bike guy. I ride in Tuesday night races and race cross. I recently bought a used Equinox TTX 9.0 from a friend as I'm tired of doing 40 km TT's on my road bike.
This Equinox has a seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,120
Posted By ricohman

I just upgraded my 10 spd Specialized Roubiax to...

I just upgraded my 10 spd Specialized Roubiax to full 5800. There were three reason I did this.
1. My Roubaix has 47,000 kms and its been through many parts, but whats left is worn out.
2. I used...
03-09-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,366
Posted By ricohman

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/fj40/201503...

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/fj40/20150307_142713_zpsuf9zghqr.jpg (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/fj40/media/20150307_142713_zpsuf9zghqr.jpg.html)
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03-09-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,875
Posted By ricohman

Its a dirt road allowance. Just a trail really....

Its a dirt road allowance. Just a trail really. Used by farm equipment and hillbillies.
03-07-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,859
Posted By ricohman

Drying your bike?

My fatbike was wet with snow and slush when I brought it home. I hauled it down to the basement to dry (wife not pleased).
Do any of you dry your winter bikes? My old Kona's drive train looks like...
03-07-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,875
Posted By ricohman

Yes, this is my first prairie iceberg! The...

Yes, this is my first prairie iceberg!
The conditions today were outstanding. No dry granular snow. Just firm sticky snow. I'm going over to White Butte tomorrow. But I would like a crack at one of...
03-07-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,875
Posted By ricohman

What a great day! Out on my new fat bike and...

What a great day! Out on my new fat bike and straight to the road that defeated me.
I ended up at the same spot where some truck with chains had given up....
03-06-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,875
Posted By ricohman

I can hardly wait for tomorrow. Nice weather and...

I can hardly wait for tomorrow. Nice weather and a new fat bike. The snow was firm today because it got above freezing for the first time in months.
...
03-06-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,875
Posted By ricohman

That's where I was. I'm going right through to...

That's where I was. I'm going right through to the city tomorrow. I am thinking 2 hours there and back on the fat bike.
03-06-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,126
Posted By ricohman

I never thought I would use these things again...

I never thought I would use these things again until I started winter riding. The 80's colors are awesome.
03-06-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,875
Posted By ricohman

The shocks in our cars really don't work well at...

The shocks in our cars really don't work well at -45. It takes miles to warm them up and the tires are squared. And a bike doesn't have 3000lbs pushing it up and down.
The best suspension for these...
03-06-15, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,470
Posted By ricohman

Gravel "grinding" makes me laugh. Since I grew...

Gravel "grinding" makes me laugh.
Since I grew up without paved roads, I guess I was "grinding gravel" every ride. Even when I was on my tricycle.
03-06-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,875
Posted By ricohman

Hey is that the same road?East of Regina going to...

Hey is that the same road?East of Regina going to Emerald Park?
That's the one I was trying to get through to the city on!
Anyway, I took my new Norco Bigfoot 6.2 out last night. It worked very...
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