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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 744
Posted By redcon1

All of the shoes I stretched were some...

All of the shoes I stretched were some combination of nylon/synthetic uppers and the stretching process worked well enough to wear them. Agree about High volume vs. wider footbed distinction. Sidi...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By redcon1

I don't use synchronized mode but Any Di2...

I don't use synchronized mode but Any Di2 questions I ever had has been answered at bettershifting.com

Check out the page for Synchronized setup here: Set up synchronized shifting using Di2...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 744
Posted By redcon1

BITD -- before I discovered Sidi Mega fit my 3E...

BITD -- before I discovered Sidi Mega fit my 3E paws well-- I successfully used a wooden shoe stretcher to widen the toe box (particularly at the small toe area) of several pairs. Thoroughly wet the...
08-03-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By redcon1

As I said initially, what gave it away was the...

As I said initially, what gave it away was the one pedal that blew apart on the first ride. He took the pedals and packaging to a local shop and they couldn't believe the level of detail in the fake...
08-03-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By redcon1

Did you even look at the links I posted? ...

Did you even look at the links I posted?
Shimano Ultegra PD-R8000 SPD-SL Carbon Pedal 9/16" Road Bike Cycling SH11 Cleat 692757023618 | eBay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/394172496072)...
08-02-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By redcon1

Ok the first one was a gimme from a quick search...

Ok the first one was a gimme from a quick search to make my point. And even though the seller listed as ULTEGRA and SPD-SL, which I'm sure are trademarked by Shimano, seller declared them to be...
08-02-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By redcon1

Not so. Fraudulent products are a huge issue on...

Not so. Fraudulent products are a huge issue on eBay. One example:

Ultegra PD-R8000 Pedals Road Bike Clipless Pedals with SPD-SL R8000 Cleats Pedal | eBay...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 704
Posted By redcon1

Ah good catch.. they are the older TL series, I...

Ah good catch.. they are the older TL series, I picked up on closeout. Still curious as to how they will mount up.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 704
Posted By redcon1

My 2019 Roubaix Expert came with the Roval Rapid...

My 2019 Roubaix Expert came with the Roval Rapid C38 wheelset (21mm Internal/26.6mm external width) mounted with Specialized Turbo Pro (Tubed) tires in 28mm. The actual width of the tires mounted is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By redcon1

I had a buddy buy some Ultegra counterfeit pedals...

I had a buddy buy some Ultegra counterfeit pedals on eBay for around $50. The look and packaging was good... almost perfect even. But the pedal body was cheap plastic and the bearings imploded the...
07-21-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By redcon1

In the early '00s at least, the Aluminum...

In the early '00s at least, the Aluminum equivalent of the Roubaix geometry was the Secteur:

Secteur Sport | Specialized.com...
06-23-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 404
Posted By redcon1

I see the Top End Accelerator model and others...

I see the Top End Accelerator model and others have 24" wheels... is yours actually 26?" I'm hoping so, because 26" high-quality tires will more available than 24", for sure.
The idea to put a...
06-09-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By redcon1

Sheesh.. I hope you were joking. If not, try...

Sheesh.. I hope you were joking. If not, try that on your frame, and post the video.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,828
Posted By redcon1

Wondering why the large 15PSI differential F to...

Wondering why the large 15PSI differential F to R? (Earlier you had listed 20 PSI difference!) Most Calculators, like the SIlca one posted, put it at a 3-4 PSI lighter for the front at your weight....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 976
Posted By redcon1

I married an athlete (former state champion track...

I married an athlete (former state champion track runner) that ran a lot-- and when we were younger, that was an activity we could share. As I grew older knee problems caused me to quit running...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By redcon1

With those 1 and 2mm differences, you won't...

With those 1 and 2mm differences, you won't notice a change IMO. I would set up the 2022 the same as your 2017 and call it a day. On the 2022 you need the proprietary Future Stock stem to change...
02-02-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By redcon1

I have a Giant Recon light that comes with a...

I have a Giant Recon light that comes with a Go-Pro-style mounting option. Mine works, but mounting under a Garmin requires a mount long enough so the light can be adjusted to the correct angle...
01-26-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By redcon1

Craigslist has died around here with most people...

Craigslist has died around here with most people using Facebook marketplace. I sold my wife's 2014 Specialized Ruby Elite for $800 recently. during the height of the Pandemic bike craze I could...
01-17-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,019
Posted By redcon1

Paging Moisture - Perfect solution if you...

Paging Moisture - Perfect solution if you mounted up a second bracket to carry both spare wheels-- So you could hit that sweet singletrack you were always raving about.
12-14-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,139
Posted By redcon1

Although I always ride off from the front of the...

Although I always ride off from the front of the C Pace Partner unless I am mindful of the gradients, It seems like a huge jump to me to hang on the the B rider group. I guess because its near or...
12-13-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By redcon1

This sounds like a belt issue. My Core...

This sounds like a belt issue. My Core experiences no slippage-like feeling at all, even on the steepest slopes with my max wattage exceeding what the Core is rated for. I would contact Wahoo...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,207
Posted By redcon1

Specialized fitted the SWAT Box (as OP pictured)...

Specialized fitted the SWAT Box (as OP pictured) for only a few years on the last-generation (2016 - 2019) Roubaix/Ruby frames. They were almost universally hated by everyone, LOL. You can find the...
12-01-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,139
Posted By redcon1

I was surprised also to see Coco cadence riding...

I was surprised also to see Coco cadence riding Kappa Quest last evening. Got a good ride in, even if I went off the front on the KOM climb.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 29,459
Posted By redcon1

To add to the confusion, for 2022 Trek has just...

To add to the confusion, for 2022 Trek has just announced the last in the series-- Amdone.

Please tip your waitress, I'll be here all week. :lol:
11-04-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By redcon1

Carefully remove the insole from the footbed. It...

Carefully remove the insole from the footbed. It can be reglued with some suitable adhesive after you replace the plate, or if it fits tightly enough I wouldn't even bother regluing.

Worst case:...
11-02-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,011
Posted By redcon1

Another vote for Wahoo Kick'r Core. I mount my...

Another vote for Wahoo Kick'r Core. I mount my bike in 2 minutes or just leave my gravel bike on all winter. The $900 Core is limited to 1800W and 16% grade -- both less than the high-end Kick'r that...
10-27-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By redcon1

The one time I crashed over the bars hard, my...

The one time I crashed over the bars hard, my Edge Explore didn't send a notification. Yet it sent it two different times when I set the bike down at the roadside for a nature break. Seems like...
10-26-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By redcon1

To justify dispensing stupid device to a new...

To justify dispensing stupid device to a new member under the guise of 'humor' doesn't make you funny, or interesting. Your link provided the information the OP needed, I assume. To embellish your...
10-14-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By redcon1

Special beach racing geometry aside, my money...

Special beach racing geometry aside, my money would be on WVA or MVDP on their 'Cross bikes.

Looks like a blast, though!
10-13-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,074
Posted By redcon1

Yes. Yes! And food will be in short supply, and...

Yes. Yes! And food will be in short supply, and most of the population's food source will come from synthetics manufactured in factories -- the dinner selections being a choice between Soylent Blue,...
10-08-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By redcon1

unterhausen it looks like you and I are the only...

unterhausen it looks like you and I are the only ones concerned, anyway. The OP drops a video and then disappears, LOL.
I would think a quick call to the manufacturer for a new TA adapter would be...
10-07-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By redcon1

Sorry - Cross-threaded is not the proper term. ...

Sorry - Cross-threaded is not the proper term. Obviously the threads are cut wrong so not as to allow the axle through the bore. But this quick test would prove that.
10-07-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By redcon1

Yes-- I meant without the bike. It would...

Yes-- I meant without the bike. It would confirm cross-threading of the adapter... and easily single it out as defective.
10-06-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By redcon1

Video is useful, but one more attempt is missing...

Video is useful, but one more attempt is missing from the video: 1. Place adapter on to axle. 2. Put axle thru trainer and screw in adapter.
I assume he tried this but would like to see the result....
10-05-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,829
Posted By redcon1

Wow... if you didn't feel that rock strike, it...

Wow... if you didn't feel that rock strike, it may be time to take up another sport, or stick to the rail trails. Price for replacement sounds reasonable.
09-29-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,806
Posted By redcon1

We had a self-guided tour, inn-to-inn, planned...

We had a self-guided tour, inn-to-inn, planned with Discover France to cycle 6 days in the Provence and including some options for Ventoux. We were going to catch a stage of Le Tour to kick off our...
09-27-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By redcon1

The Domane 5.2 was fitted with Ultegra mechanical...

The Domane 5.2 was fitted with Ultegra mechanical drivetrain and rim brakes, but did not come with that carbon wheelset, so the previous owner upgraded. If it's in good shape and fits you, I believe...
09-23-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,654
Posted By redcon1

As the resident 'whisperer' you may want to...

As the resident 'whisperer' you may want to research how to spell 'derailleur' correctly. That might help with your street cred. ;)
09-20-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By redcon1

Good idea --I was going to suggest the Bicycling...

Good idea --I was going to suggest the Bicycling Skill Badges of the Webelos - It covered some basic maintenance and less detail than the Bicycling Merit Badge. Pretty sure the badge pamphlets are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By redcon1

Lately I'm thinking I want to switch up my...

Lately I'm thinking I want to switch up my Specialized Phenom Expert to the Power saddle, because of the shorter nose. I find myself getting hung up on the nose of my Phenom while sitting back after...
09-14-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,468
Posted By redcon1

Same here. And my 2 roommates were not pleased,...

Same here. And my 2 roommates were not pleased, but they got over it.:lol:
09-10-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By redcon1

Wow. Add the $249 Edge Explore to your list. ...

Wow. Add the $249 Edge Explore to your list. Navigation to known points was one of the reasons I purchased it, now it looks like even more a bargain.
09-10-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By redcon1

My Edge Explore has 'Search' and 'Find Address'...

My Edge Explore has 'Search' and 'Find Address' options in the 'Where To' menu - Don't all the Garmin mapping devices have this?

Search can find POI's - Cities, Intersections, Coordinates, and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By redcon1

Weird that you say about the 5 gHz band-- since...

Weird that you say about the 5 gHz band-- since using that I don't experience any variations in Trainer or wifi drops, even when we tested with microwave on. I think my Core connection is solely...
09-07-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,754
Posted By redcon1

Total BS -- you obviously have never used the...

Total BS -- you obviously have never used the Explore. It does all those things exactly the same as the 1030 and 1030 Plus (albeit with slightly slower processing, but certainly capable in use). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By redcon1

I purchased a Kickr Core in early 2020 and it...

I purchased a Kickr Core in early 2020 and it helped keep my sanity during the dark days of the pandemic. I use Zwift and it has been flawless. I get some interference with my Wifi Signal when the...
09-03-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By redcon1

Check the Bikepedia database. That should you...

Check the Bikepedia database. That should you narrow it down then you can Google reviews for the specific model & year.

BikePedia (https://www.bikepedia.com/)
08-31-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By redcon1

Ultegra also: Shimano Ultegra R8100...

Ultegra also:

Shimano Ultegra R8100 (https://road.shimano.com/us/ultegra/?utm_source=Newsletter+&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=ULTEGRA+R8100#components)
08-31-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,494
Posted By redcon1

Specialized dropped the frame-mounted SWAT box...

Specialized dropped the frame-mounted SWAT box for the Roubaix beginning with the latest frameset in 2020. At that point the Diverge gravel bike gained internal frame storage, but not the Roubaix.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,884
Posted By redcon1

I know this has already been suggested, but I...

I know this has already been suggested, but I bought my wife a Specialized Ruby - a few model years old, but nearly indistinguishable from new- from The Pro' s Closet. After months of searching...
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