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08-25-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By acrafton

Thanks! Just what I was looking for . .

Thanks! Just what I was looking for . .
08-08-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By acrafton

Ultegra DI2 Lights / button / Etubes

So I picked up a new Specialized Roubaix and the fitting took longer than it should have and the guy didn't explain the Di2 lights button, etc. . .so, I am confused. On the right bar end is the plug...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By acrafton

This is the one I bought (due in next week).

This is the one I bought (due in next week).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By acrafton

Thanks for all the input. . .my decision came...

Thanks for all the input. . .my decision came down to a series of questions much like eflayer posted.

1. Future shock - I would rarely if ever adjust it.
2. Seatpost is fine for me.
3. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By acrafton

2019 Specialized Roubaix for 20% off or 2020 (new design) for 5% off?

Hello.. .I have a dilemma. . .looking to upgrade my 2012 Roubaix Pro Dura-ace and have the option to buy a 2019 at roughly 20% off (new old stock). The 2020 is redesigned and I like the looks of it...
07-21-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By acrafton

Using TACX Desktop Software / Films with Elite trainer?

Hello. I have an Elite smart trainer that works fine with Zwift, Rouvy, etc and adjusts resistance based on terrain, etc. But am fascinated by the Tacx Films available on their desktop app. I...
07-14-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By acrafton

To answer the questions... I have checked...

To answer the questions...

I have checked all the connections that are visible...handlebars and fron and rear derailleur

Ultegra di2 6870 and the charger that came with it

It is internally...
07-13-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By acrafton

Also. . should the charger lights light up if it...

Also. . should the charger lights light up if it is not attached to the bike? I don't remember. . .if I plug it into wall but not bike should any of it light up? thanks.
07-13-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By acrafton

Ultegra DI2 Dead after shipping?

Hey. I am on a trip and shipped my bike. When I arrived and put my bike together the DI2 is totally dead. I can't get a status of the battery, no lights. . .I took the seat tube off and checked...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,548
Posted By acrafton

Thanks! That solves it.

Thanks! That solves it.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,548
Posted By acrafton

How to mount racks on Specialized Sirrus?

Picked up a new bike for tooling around town and want to get a rack for it. . .specialized sirrus. Attached is a photo of the rear wheel connection and there are no typical mount points that I am...
06-11-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By acrafton

Simply bonking or something else?

So. . I ride 5 to 6 days a week on average. During the week my rides are usually 1-1.5 hours of interval work. The weekend I do my longer rides. Three weeks in a row I have had problems completing...
03-08-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By acrafton

"Play" in right brifter when shifting

Working on getting my bike just so. . .anyways, new Dura-Ace and the right brifter shift/brake lever has some "play" in it when shifting. What I mean is that when you push it from right to left (to...
12-21-10, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By acrafton

Update. . .Wow - thanks for all the info. Spent...

Update. . .Wow - thanks for all the info. Spent some quality time at the LBS today and the problem is mostly fixed (in that the Roubaix is still a louder than my steel CoMo but that is not really...
12-20-10, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By acrafton

I didn't say you did. . . Let me rephrase. ...

I didn't say you did. . .

Let me rephrase. I use ProLink, in your opinion is this a good enough lube that I shouldn't be having the problem or do you still think it could be a lube issue? Thanks.
12-20-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By acrafton

I have used ProLink for a few years. . .thought...

I have used ProLink for a few years. . .thought it was a good lube?
12-20-10, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By acrafton

New road bike, load drive train, imprecise shifting. . .what to do?

In November I picked up a Specialized Roubaix (Dura Ace) and really like the bike. However, it is loud. Really loud. I thought it would settle in after a few miles but I now have 400 miles in and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,612
Posted By acrafton

Co-motion with S&S Couplers.

Co-motion with S&S Couplers.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By acrafton

No, good catch. So I guess it is an easy choice...

No, good catch. So I guess it is an easy choice than...sl vs sl3.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By acrafton

Roubaix Pro Dura-Ace - 2010 (SL2) vs 2011 (SL3)

I am interested in a new Roubaix and am trying to choose between the 2010 and 2011 Pro Dura-Ace. Differences in the two:

2011 has SL3 (which includes the internally routed cables) and Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-10, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By acrafton

Wheel suggestions. . .Ksyrium Elite, SL or Fulcrum Racing 1

I need a new wheelset for my primary bike that I also travel with. I ride 100-125 miles a week on average and travel once a month or so with it. Typical when I travel it is to areas where I am...
10-05-10, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By acrafton

Thanks for the posts, taking it in today. Re...

Thanks for the posts, taking it in today.

Re the Dork Disk. . .my thoughts exactly!

Re why it went into the spokes. . . I incorrectly adjusted the rear derailleur after replacing a chain. ...
10-05-10, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By acrafton

Threw my chain into the wheel, wheel now out of true. . simple fix?

Last night I threw my chain into the rear wheel while going around 18 mph. By the time I stopped the chain had apparently pushed into the spokes and the wheel is out of true, noticeably. Any...
07-13-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,930
Posted By acrafton

There is NO way the peloton will let him get into...

There is NO way the peloton will let him get into a break. They are very careful about who gets into the breaks and for a variety of reasons he will not be allowed to go into a break with more than...
07-12-10, 08:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,930
Posted By acrafton

One other thing to keep in mind. . .a big part of...

One other thing to keep in mind. . .a big part of Armstrong's competitiveness is his intimidation of other competitors. This has been true with Merckx, Hinault, etc. . .they were viewed as...
07-12-10, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By acrafton

Doping investigation takes a more serious turn

The WSJ this weekend had a very interesting article regarding the investigation of Landis' claims and it is worth a read.

Net/net, it is now a Federal investigation and the angle is that the team...
07-12-10, 08:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,930
Posted By acrafton

This is the key point. He has looked bad on...

This is the key point. He has looked bad on every stage except the opening prologue (which was very short). I'm a fan of his but he doesn't have the legs or lungs anymore. He is making mistakes on...
07-12-10, 07:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,930
Posted By acrafton

0 chance. If they let him go he won't be...

0 chance.

If they let him go he won't be alone and, based on his performance so far he will either crash into the other guys (repeatedly) and/or get dropped. He can't win a sprint with 5 to 10...
07-11-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,216
Posted By acrafton

So. . .does Lance stay in or drop out? Assuming...

So. . .does Lance stay in or drop out? Assuming he continues to lose time in the mountains (safe assumption so far) do you really think he will stay in it when he is down 20-30 minutes? I suspect a...
07-11-10, 09:56 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,216
Posted By acrafton

You are right. Lance was lost. . .had nothing to...

You are right. Lance was lost. . .had nothing to do with AC per se. He couldn't even keep up with his own team mates. Wow, just wow.
07-11-10, 08:52 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,216
Posted By acrafton

Wow. . .sad how bad Lance looks. Tired and...

Wow. . .sad how bad Lance looks. Tired and beaten and no longer able to keep up. Accidents, no legs, etc.. .

What a sad way to end a stunning career. . .wonder if he'll drop out after he loses...
07-07-10, 02:24 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,830
Posted By acrafton

apparently tried to blackmail Tour of California...

apparently tried to blackmail Tour of California race officials into allowing him and his then team to race the TOC.
apparently tired to blackmail Team Radio Shack into putting him on their team...
05-05-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By acrafton

Ok so it is supposed to just click in? That is...

Ok so it is supposed to just click in? That is what it does.
05-05-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By acrafton

OP here. . . it is made of metal and the skewer...

OP here. . . it is made of metal and the skewer goes thru it (axel). It comes of easily and then so does the rest of assembly (the slotted spindle that holds the cassette.
05-05-10, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By acrafton

Wheel axle cap? What is this thing and should it come off?

Hey. Changing my cassette and the end of the axle has a little cap that came off with the cassette. It pops back on but I can pop it back off with my hand. What is this called and is this normal? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By acrafton

The Easton's are indeed New Old Stock (NOS).

The Easton's are indeed New Old Stock (NOS).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By acrafton

Which wheels. . .?

Hey. I am building a second road bike up and have a couple of wheelsets available but not sure which I should choose. . .so, help me out.

1. Mavic Ksyrium Elite - about 3500 miles on the front...
09-24-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,018
Posted By acrafton

Last summer I had the pleasure of a cycling...

Last summer I had the pleasure of a cycling vacation in France and Switzerland. . .the cycling was amazing and the respect, deference, courtesy (insert other similar words) that drivers showed to our...
09-21-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By acrafton

Can you elaborate on "practicing"? I use my...

Can you elaborate on "practicing"? I use my front brakes approx 70-30 vs. back and tend to use them most/first. . .is this what you mean or is something else I need to be doing. . .
04-11-09, 10:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,033
Posted By acrafton

Could this be lance provoking the doping...

Could this be lance provoking the doping officials so that they prevent him from riding the TDF. . .that Lance realizes he can't win nor compete over three weeks of racing so rather than start and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,358
Posted By acrafton

Lots of sweet deals on Ebay. . .

and Craigslist from "motivated sellers."

Found a brand new Specialized Tarmac Pro Dura-Ace Double for $2200 (current model would be $3900 + tax from LBS). This bike was obviously from a bike shop...
02-15-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,770
Posted By acrafton

How to remove FSA K-Force Crank arm. . .

So. . .I am replacing my FSA k-force cranks and removed the dust cover and the 'fixing screw' but the left crank arm won't come off (even though the FSA instructions say simply remove the fixing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-09, 04:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,366
Posted By acrafton

I don't want them to haggle every sale and every...

I don't want them to haggle every sale and every item - I wasn't buying a water bottle. I was buying three pair of $150 shorts that are readily available elsewhere for 30% less. I asked when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,366
Posted By acrafton

I think many bike shops are in for trouble. ....

I think many bike shops are in for trouble. . .sad, but I often wonder about their business model. I recently went in to my LBS to look for some PI bib shorts (microsensor 3d) that retail for $149. ...
02-05-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By acrafton

FSA MegaEXO BB with Shimano R700 CC?

I am planning a trip to CO this summer and need to switch to a compact crank. Current bike has FSA MegaEXO bottom bracket with a standard crank. I would like to buy an R700 cc and use it with the...
07-26-07, 10:51 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,698
Posted By acrafton

Huh? Every hear of Enron? Most of the major...

Huh? Every hear of Enron? Most of the major bankers in the US were involved in the largest corporate scandal to date. . .Citibank, Chase, BOA, RBS. . .they all got snookered and/or were involved.
...
07-26-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,726
Posted By acrafton

Funny you mention that. . .when Vino got thrown...

Funny you mention that. . .when Vino got thrown out Bobke was more shocked at how stupid Vino was for blood doping and getting caught than cheating. . .the context was almost "Vino, come on, there...
07-26-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,002
Posted By acrafton

He indeed said this. . .I tivo'ed it and went...

He indeed said this. . .I tivo'ed it and went back several times to make sure I understood it correctly.

Al essentially said that Contador is a cheat and that the 'peloton' should decide to give...
07-26-07, 07:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,726
Posted By acrafton

Jens Voigt fed up - some good quotes

From Cycling News, Jens Voigt makes these comments:

"I am fed up with this. They make our life difficult and complicated. Through their obvious stupidity, they risk the existence of the teams,...
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