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Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,730
Posted By foxden

There isn't a charity that could survive if it...

There isn't a charity that could survive if it didn't have overhead. You might be surprised to learn that many of the gifts had been donated by bike shops.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,730
Posted By foxden

It is commendable that you are doing this ride,...

It is commendable that you are doing this ride, regardless of your motivation. You will be raising money for a good cause. You are indeed fortunate, something you should stress to your friends and...
01-14-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,552
Posted By foxden

I was in a very similar situation when I went...

I was in a very similar situation when I went from my hybrid to a Specialized Roubaix Elite. I agonized and probably posted the same question and listend endlessly to different opinions. I think I...
02-22-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,128
Posted By foxden

There is certainly a point of diminishing return...

There is certainly a point of diminishing return when one considers different levels of any product, from a camera to a washing machine. Snob appeal is another factor that is involved as well. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-07, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By foxden

I was by no means one of these runners or...

I was by no means one of these runners or atheletes that got into biking. I started with a hybrid and once or twice around the neighborhood (2-4 miles) had me pooped out. Within a few weeks I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-06, 11:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,558
Posted By foxden

My vintage Schwinn Varsity, cerca 1972 was orange.

My vintage Schwinn Varsity, cerca 1972 was orange.
08-30-06, 09:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,504
Posted By foxden

I have two. A hybrid I ride with my wife on...

I have two. A hybrid I ride with my wife on trails and in the neighbor hood, and a road bike I use for longer rides -20 to 40 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-06, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By foxden

And for those cyclists that don't want to climb...

And for those cyclists that don't want to climb steep roads, there is the Virginia Creeper - Rails to Trails that has a 17 mile strectch from Whitetop to Damascus that is downhill the whole way. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-06, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,929
Posted By foxden

Call customer service, they are great. I have...

Call customer service, they are great. I have the same helmet and they sent me replacements for free.
06-27-06, 06:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,226
Posted By foxden

I bought a 2005 Elite, all carbon, etc. The...

I bought a 2005 Elite, all carbon, etc. The closeout price was great, but still much more than I dreamed I would pay for a bike. I chose it based on the reviews that talked about comfort. I am not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-06, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By foxden

Have you shopped around for an 05 Roubaix Elite,...

Have you shopped around for an 05 Roubaix Elite, they have ultegra components and are all carbon. I've seen closeouts at $1600.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By foxden

you can even do a half shift on the front...

you can even do a half shift on the front derailer (your left shifter) which moves the cage inwards without moving the chain to the larger front gear - this eliminates rubbing in cross shifted...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,217
Posted By foxden

Target box of 6 is $5.39

Target box of 6 is $5.39
06-14-06, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,330
Posted By foxden

My first bike, a Raleigh has the shocks. It is...

My first bike, a Raleigh has the shocks. It is very comfortable. After months of riding, however I moved to a carbon frame road bike. I do know that if I started with the road bike, I probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-06, 05:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,699
Posted By foxden

I ordered some pedals, great price but one came...

I ordered some pedals, great price but one came damaged. I emailed them two time and only received an automatic response saying I would hear from them within 48 hours, that was over a week ago. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-06, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By foxden

And they say "Size Doesn't Matter"

After riding my road bike for about 300 miles, my only complaint was a slight tingling in my hands. I wear gloves and change hand posititions often but thought that my stem might be a bit too long. ...
06-04-06, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By foxden

Trek Pilot, Giant OCR, and Specialized Roubaix...

Trek Pilot, Giant OCR, and Specialized Roubaix are all comfortable road bikes. Most manufacturers have the more relaxed or slightly upright road bikes. You will still feel streched out from your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 901
Posted By foxden

A general fitness rider with 80-100 miles per...

A general fitness rider with 80-100 miles per week, why upgrade at all? The components are fine as they are. I can't imagine swapping out absolutely fine parts that you wouldn't even notice a...
06-02-06, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By foxden

http://www.hayesdiscbrake.com/product_mec_mx2.shtm...

http://www.hayesdiscbrake.com/product_mec_mx2.shtml is a sight that has the manual and service instructions.
06-02-06, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By foxden

Did I Ruin My Pedal???

I just ordered a pair of Shimano R540 pedals. I tried to adjust the spring tension screw but I think I stripped it or something since the indicator (tension) doesn't move and turning the screw...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-06, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,431
Posted By foxden

I am not sure what each component actually...

I am not sure what each component actually contributes, the zertz inserts, the carbon fork, carbon seat post, frame, etc. One would have to eliminate one factor at a time and compare. I do know...
05-19-06, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By foxden

My Friend is Crazy

One of my cycling friends broke his ankle when he fell off a stool changing a light bulb. His foot is in a cast and he is going nuts because he can't ride. He told me today that he plans on riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-06, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By foxden

I am 57, about 1 inch taller and a few pounds...

I am 57, about 1 inch taller and a few pounds heavier. I ride a 54 Roubaix Elite. I have a 10cm stem, maybe could have used a 9, but the bike fits well. The shop measured me up and down and that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-06, 08:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,146
Posted By foxden

Help me Understand Average Speed

I hear people claiming to average various speeds on their rides. Are they talking about the typical speed they ride on a flat with no wind either at their back or in their faces? Or are they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-06, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,051
Posted By foxden

I would check out some 2005 models. You ought to...

I would check out some 2005 models. You ought to be able to get substantially the same bike, and in some cases actually better (since some manufacturers downgraded component levels to be more...
05-15-06, 08:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,784
Posted By foxden

I think that their products are fine and their...

I think that their products are fine and their warranty service is absolutely excellent. Just call them, they will take care of it. I had a minor problem with a cyclocomputer and replacement parts...
05-12-06, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By foxden

For everyday and dress shoes I wear an off the...

For everyday and dress shoes I wear an off the shelf 8 1/2 shoe. These always fit fine. Bike shoes I use a 43, which also fit with biking socks. A 43 is compared to a size 9. Maybe you would need...
05-11-06, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,033
Posted By foxden

Best Bicycle Shops

How about a thread where everyone identifies one of their favorite local bike shops. It would be great information for those of us who travel often for work or pleasure - we could check out fine...
05-11-06, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By foxden

MTB Shoe, Platform Pedals?

I was thinking about replacing my Nikes with a pair of MTB shoes but I don't want to ride clipless. Can I use these shoes with regular platform pedals. Seems like they have treads to grip as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-06, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By foxden

Advice after the Fact

I am always amazed at the number of people that ask if the bike they purchased was either a good price or good for what they intend to use it for. It reminds me of friends that ask my wife, an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-06, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By foxden

You are probably worrying about too many things...

You are probably worrying about too many things too quickly. I got talked into a 35 mile charity ride after I bought my hybrid bike. I started riding frequently just so I would be up to the 15 mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-06, 12:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,005
Posted By foxden

I didn't do any number crunching but I do know...

I didn't do any number crunching but I do know first hand that when I went from my hybrid bike to a Specialize Roubaix Elite (carbon frame, etc.) based on what I had read about comfort, my first ride...
05-08-06, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By foxden

Have to admit, I am pretty embarassed by the...

Have to admit, I am pretty embarassed by the typo. I'd give my kids hell for that spelling error. I saw it when I wrote it but couldn't edit the subject line. At least I got it right in the body of...
05-06-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By foxden

Road 40 Miles

Six months ago I was just doing a few laps around the block, but for the past several months have been increasing the length of my rides - typically 20 to 30 miles. Tried to push myself today, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-06, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By foxden

I used washers (size 00) rubber faucet washers. ...

I used washers (size 00) rubber faucet washers. They're black and flexible so they actually curved to fit the tube. Looks good in fact!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-06, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By foxden

Check out the 2005 Specialized Roubaiz Elite. ...

Check out the 2005 Specialized Roubaiz Elite. All carbon frame and crank. It has better components than the '06. It lists for $2,199 but you can find them at bike shops now for about $1600. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-06, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By foxden

What about the KMC Master Link? It says it can't...

What about the KMC Master Link? It says it can't be re-used. Is this true?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-06, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By foxden

Can you be more specific, which Lake shoe, which...

Can you be more specific, which Lake shoe, which cleat? Thanks and sorry for my ignorance.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-06, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By foxden

Walking in Road Shoes

Are there any Road shoe cleat combinations that one can walk in - into a store or restaraunt for example?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-06, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By foxden

Bottle Cage on Seat Tube

My seat tube has a derailleur clamp right between the braze on fittings for a second bottle cage. Any suggestions on how to mount a cage? Should I just add spacing washers?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By foxden

Mountain shoes (which you can walk in more...

Mountain shoes (which you can walk in more easily) only use SPD pedals and cleats, road shoes generally accept all types but are harder to walkin since they have no treads.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-06, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By foxden

Bought the Specialized Roubaix Elite

Well after multiple posts seeking all sorts of advice from you experts,k I went ahead an purchased a 2005 Specialized Roubaix Elite. I chose that year because a few more of the components were...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-06, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,856
Posted By foxden

I have the 05 Roubaix Elite, the LBS measured my...

I have the 05 Roubaix Elite, the LBS measured my inseam (32 inch, 81 cm pelvis to floor) my torso is 53.9 cm, arm 68.0 and the size according to their calculations was seat tube 53.5 (the 54 cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By foxden

Pedal Help

I have read so many posts about pedals I am getting dizzy.

I know I want shoes I can walk in, that means MTB or Lake touring if I remember correctly.

What pedal options am I left with knowing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By foxden

I have examined the differences between the...

I have examined the differences between the Roubaix Elite, 05 and 06. Similarly the price of the 06 is less. The main difference between those are the components with the 05 being better. I guess...
04-21-06, 06:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,184
Posted By foxden

No one mentioned the Specialized Roubaix which is...

No one mentioned the Specialized Roubaix which is touted for its comfort and yet road bike quality.
04-12-06, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,649
Posted By foxden

Clipless Pedals - Single or Double Sided?

Making the transition to clipless and have read many posts on this forum. A single sided pedal (SPD) with a platform on on side (Shimano A-520) has the advantage of being able to be used with either...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-06, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,038
Posted By foxden

I have been to many bike shops and they usually...

I have been to many bike shops and they usually have just eyeballed me or asked me to stand over a frame. Last weekend I went to a shop in Tampa that took a bunch of serious measurements. Based on...
04-10-06, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,165
Posted By foxden

I typically turn around and face backwards while...

I typically turn around and face backwards while riding. I find it easier to bend over and grab the chain and place it back on the chainring. I also slow down my pedaling to keep from pinching my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-06, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,416
Posted By foxden

I am using 28 chainring and 26 cog when I am...

I am using 28 chainring and 26 cog when I am climbing the bridge, not 28, 30 but I sure am not going fast.
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