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09-03-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By knobster

Depends on a few things. How far you'll be...

Depends on a few things. How far you'll be riding, what pace, etc. I can easily maintain 16-18 mph for a little while, but I end up using a lot more energy than on my road bike. I also don't like...
09-03-16, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By knobster

I'm 5'10" and ride the 19". I think you'd be...

I'm 5'10" and ride the 19". I think you'd be better off on the 21.
09-02-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,356
Posted By knobster

I used a small pair of wire cutters to get behind...

I used a small pair of wire cutters to get behind the head, then slowly rotate it and pull out gently. Came right out.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-15, 10:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,149
Posted By knobster

I've found it's helped my technique. I don't...

I've found it's helped my technique. I don't much care about technique because I'm just a recreational cyclist. But I concentrate on it when I'm on the stationary bike because I want to make sure...
10-31-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,754
Posted By knobster

It's called testosterone and apparently that guy...

It's called testosterone and apparently that guy had an overabundance of it. Like someone else said about others in cars, some guys see it as a challenge to their manhood or something. I usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,887
Posted By knobster

Same here. I live in Oregon which it rains about...

Same here. I live in Oregon which it rains about half the year. Because of that, I've got a rain bike. It's a Soma ES and it has proper mounts for a rear rack and fenders along with wider tires. ...
10-16-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,349
Posted By knobster

I did just this and it helped dramatically. I...

I did just this and it helped dramatically. I didn't have knee issues really but because of a broken leg, I had a lot of atrophy in the leg which I had no real idea on how to correct. Went to a...
09-28-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By knobster

Get the carbon since it's what you don't have. ...

Get the carbon since it's what you don't have. Which one would depend on what your goals are for cycling. I ride a Specialized Roubaix, but my goals are recreational riding and being as comfortable...
09-27-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By knobster

After I read your post, I went back and re-read...

After I read your post, I went back and re-read the OP's post. Yep, I did it as well. To the OP, I doubt you'll see your wheels on EBay, but Craigslist is a haven for stolen good and I've heard...
09-27-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By knobster

Maybe. Unfortunately, the shipping might be...

Maybe. Unfortunately, the shipping might be nearly the cost of the wheels. Like others have said, try using craigslist or maybe donate them to a local bike coop if you have one. I donated a ton of...
09-26-15, 09:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,368
Posted By knobster

I had a Moots Psychlo-x that was my main bike...

I had a Moots Psychlo-x that was my main bike that I ran some 700x32 Compass Bike tires on it and it rode great. I think it was just as fast and the Specialized Roubaix I have now.
09-26-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By knobster

Yep you're wrong. I've bought several sets on...

Yep you're wrong. I've bought several sets on EBay and have yet to be disappointed. My last set was a $800 set I got for $350. Wheels look brand new but they are a good 5 years old. I've sold...
09-14-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By knobster

I can't ride long distances without them. I've...

I can't ride long distances without them. I've got a bad wrist and any jarring will really make it hurt. Gel in the gloves tend to cut off circulation to my hands so the bar is the best place for...
09-14-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,199
Posted By knobster

I think it's about the bike "speaking" to you. ...

I think it's about the bike "speaking" to you. I've had a couple bikes that just seemed to fit my personality and while they weren't as fast as my carbon road bike, they just fit my style and I...
09-06-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,516
Posted By knobster

Do you want drop style bars? Since yours has...

Do you want drop style bars? Since yours has flat bars, maybe sticking with that type of bike makes more sense.

Maybe something similar to what you have but you can adjust it to fit your needs....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-15, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,409
Posted By knobster

I had this on my new bike. Was driving me crazy...

I had this on my new bike. Was driving me crazy because it's really difficult to determine since you only hear it while riding. Found what it was. The valve stem has a nut of sorts on it which...
08-24-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,532
Posted By knobster

Along with this an ID and credit card. Multi-tool...

Along with this an ID and credit card. Multi-tool and on longer rides, my larger multi-tool that has a chain tool along with a couple master links. Never had to use them myself but did fix a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-15, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By knobster

Thanks for the feedback guys. Mine is the...

Thanks for the feedback guys. Mine is the cylclops one that's a rear hub. I think I'll take the advice and look into some drills to help with this. Rollers might be good also but I've never used...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By knobster

Power Meter to help equalize leg strength

So I'm recovering from a year long ordeal with a broken leg, surgery to fix leg and subsequently an atrophied thigh. I can ride pretty well now and am up to 70 miles but I do notice I'm still...
08-17-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By knobster

I have a wrist issue so I need padding, but not...

I have a wrist issue so I need padding, but not on the glove. As FrozenK states, it moves around. I prefer to put gel padding under the bar tape instead. Stays put. I use non-padded gloves.
08-16-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,816
Posted By knobster

I don't set foot in shops here. Mainly because...

I don't set foot in shops here. Mainly because I'd rather order from the convenience of my own home and since I own all the tools to work on my bikes, I don't have a need to take to be worked on. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 9,693
Posted By knobster

I stopped in my mid-40's as well so maybe there...

I stopped in my mid-40's as well so maybe there is a trend to that. I stopped wanting to attract any attention and wanted more to blend into the crowd, so-to-speak. I also like more comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,794
Posted By knobster

+1. Maybe then they will announce themselves...

+1. Maybe then they will announce themselves when they snuggle up to your rear wheel.
08-16-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By knobster

When I saw the title, the first thing I thought...

When I saw the title, the first thing I thought was "that must have been one hell of a wreck".
08-13-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By knobster

No reason to treat it any different than anything...

No reason to treat it any different than anything else really. Just wash it with dish soap and water, hose off. Bounce it a couple times to knock the excess water off it. No reason why you can't...
08-04-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By knobster

Yeah, tires can be very different from one...

Yeah, tires can be very different from one another and it is mainly due to the quality of the tire. I run 30/32's on my bikes and they as fast as 23's I've ran in the past. Difference is the tires...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By knobster

I ended up with the Shimano R107 road shoes with...

I ended up with the Shimano R107 road shoes with Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL pedals. The shoes were outstanding. Ventilated very well and were extremely comfortable. The pedals on the other hand, were...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By knobster

Yeah I agree. The only reason why I was...

Yeah I agree. The only reason why I was considering it was my feet were hurting with my old shoes. Not sure if it's the shoes or just lack of conditioning. Maybe both. So was hoping to eliminate...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By knobster

I did, just not on longer rides. I rode with...

I did, just not on longer rides. I rode with shoes I no longer have. You may be right though. My feet haven't been through this in a long time and really aren't in the shape they were in prior to...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By knobster

Thanks for the advice. I did a somewhat short...

Thanks for the advice. I did a somewhat short ride with them last night and they felt pretty good. The only drawback to them is they don't ventilate that well and the ride this weekend is going to...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By knobster

Thanks for the responses. The old shoes I've...

Thanks for the responses. The old shoes I've gotten up to 70 miles in them and while I don't have hotspots or anything, my feet do ache a bit. They flex a good bit. Not designed for long distance...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By knobster

Changes prior to century

Hello,

Figured you guys here would be the best to ask.

I know it's frowned upon to make any changes prior to a long ride but wanted to ask anyways.

I'm doing an organized century this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,770
Posted By knobster

You can get a much better deal if you look...

You can get a much better deal if you look around. That's a lot of money for that wheelset. I just recently picked up a set of Easton Velomax Tempest II 1500 gram wheels that were NOS for $350. ...
07-25-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,691
Posted By knobster

Many of the "endurance" billed bikes will. My...

Many of the "endurance" billed bikes will. My Specialized Roubaix has what is said to be 700x28, but they are closer to 30's. Challenge Paris-Roubaix tires.
07-25-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,691
Posted By knobster

I wouldn't ride it that way either. I'd either...

I wouldn't ride it that way either. I'd either go back to the stock tires or down to 23's.
07-24-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,064
Posted By knobster

That doesn't make sense. I would expect the more...

That doesn't make sense. I would expect the more expensive the bike, the more options you'd have available to you. Not sure what to say about that. You could obviously go to a Project One, so I...
07-24-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,064
Posted By knobster

I'm not sure I understand your logic. You don't...

I'm not sure I understand your logic. You don't have to take what's on the showroom floor. Bikes this expensive can come in any color you want, you just have to order it. What you see in a bike...
07-24-15, 08:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,064
Posted By knobster

I personally don't care for colorful bikes. Just...

I personally don't care for colorful bikes. Just not my style. My 2013 model Specialized Roubaix came in a bright red color, which I guess you would like, and a charcoal grey. I went with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,449
Posted By knobster

On my Comp it came with DT Swiss 3.0's which...

On my Comp it came with DT Swiss 3.0's which aren't great. I immediately upgraded to some NOS wheels that I got off EBay. But like anything 10 speed, the price has come down quite a bit since 11...
07-20-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,713
Posted By knobster

I think you have it somewhat right. I believe it...

I think you have it somewhat right. I believe it simply comes down to money. African Americans would probably dominate in tennis as well, but it's not something that you're going to see much of in...
07-20-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,418
Posted By knobster

Pulling up on the opposite leg that you're...

Pulling up on the opposite leg that you're pushing helps a great deal. I only use it when climbing but I immediately notice my cadence going up and the hill is easier. Not to mention my legs stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,449
Posted By knobster

I think it's a very good price. I've got a 2013...

I think it's a very good price. I've got a 2013 Comp that I paid a little more than that for a couple months ago. I think these 10 speed bikes aren't selling since 11 speed is out so good deals to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,950
Posted By knobster

Best riding bike I've had was an old Eddy Merckx...

Best riding bike I've had was an old Eddy Merckx Titanium AX. Thing rode beautifully but was a size too small so I sold it. I just got a 2013 Spec Roubaix Comp that so far am loving, but I haven't...
07-05-15, 11:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By knobster

It rates as awesome, because you finished! Not...

It rates as awesome, because you finished! Not exactly fast though but that may depend on how many times you stopped and for how long. I averaged 17 mph on one that I finished in like 6 hours.
07-04-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,002
Posted By knobster

Yeah I know what you mean. I plan my rides...

Yeah I know what you mean. I plan my rides around the hills I can ride. Today was a 42 mile training ride for a quite awesome ride called the Crater Lake Century. Every hill I ride I see as an...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By knobster

I've always regretted buying the cheaper bike. ...

I've always regretted buying the cheaper bike. Get the most bike you can afford.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By knobster

Check out this forum: Recreational Cyclocross...

Check out this forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (http://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-cyclocross-gravelbiking/)

Dedicated to this type of cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,897
Posted By knobster

100% agree. I know because I'm one of those...

100% agree. I know because I'm one of those people. I don't leave the house without mine. But I avoid conflict like the plague when it's on me.
06-25-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,504
Posted By knobster

They make it in titanium as well. Light, durable...

They make it in titanium as well. Light, durable and you don't have to worry about paint.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-15, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,183
Posted By knobster

A 1" threaded fork is like hens teeth. You'd...

A 1" threaded fork is like hens teeth. You'd have to go vintage to get one. But the Gunner is 1-1/8" if I'm not mistaken.
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