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05-05-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By Sojodave

That is the method I used.

That is the method I used.
05-04-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By Sojodave

Update: I measured my bottom bracket to the...

Update: I measured my bottom bracket to the saddle setback on my old bike and I moved my saddle on my new bike to match the setback. I had the saddle on my new bike all the way back on the rails...
05-03-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By Sojodave

I just checked and the seat angle for my original...

I just checked and the seat angle for my original bike is 73 and the Roubaix is 73.5...pretty close. The head angle is exact for both at 74.
05-03-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By Sojodave

Copying Fit From My Old Bike

I built up a Roubaix 2017 Pro frame over the winter. I got a bike fit on my old bike and I'm trying to copy the same measurements onto the new bike. Both bikes have a Specialized Power Expert saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Sojodave

I tried the Argo Vento and it was a no-go. I...

I tried the Argo Vento and it was a no-go. I really wanted to have the Argo Tempo work with my bum because it looks like the type of saddle I would get along with.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Sojodave

I have good quality bibs with good chamois from...

I have good quality bibs with good chamois from DNA cycling. Update, I bite the bullet and bought a Specialized Power Expert 155. I adjusted it according to my last fitting, took it for a ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Sojodave

I've tried the Ass-O-Meter 5 times at my local...

I've tried the Ass-O-Meter 5 times at my local Specialized dealer. 3 times my sit bones said 130, 2 times it said 120. I've been on a 155 Power and my Fizik Tempo Argo is a 150. I've tried 145...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Sojodave

The pain is in my sit bone area and general...

The pain is in my sit bone area and general soreness at the top of the back of the leg.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Sojodave

Yes, I do have measurements from a fitting from...

Yes, I do have measurements from a fitting from another bike. I am trying to replicate it as close as I can. I'm 6'4" with a long torso. The Roubaix geometry is different than my other bike. What...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Sojodave

The rails on the Fizik Tempo Argo are alot longer...

The rails on the Fizik Tempo Argo are alot longer than any saddle I've used. For kicks and giggles, I put on a Bontrager Aelous and I had to put on a longer stem to accommodate my reach. I'll try the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Sojodave

Saddle Soreness

I built up a new Roubaix Pro over the winter and I choose a Fizik Tempo Argo R1 saddle. I found it comfortable until I started doing longer rides. I'm not experiencing perineum pain nor any numbness,...
04-19-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Sojodave

I put it 20mm back compared to my long saddle and...

I put it 20mm back compared to my long saddle and I tilted it 2% down with a board on top. It's a saddle that you have to get adjusted just right or it won't work for you.
04-15-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,424
Posted By Sojodave

I was training to do a 140 mile ride and the 20...

I was training to do a 140 mile ride and the 20 mile ride was just my first ride. Secondly, it's very difficult for someone to fit themselves because you change one thing, it affects the other...
04-14-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,424
Posted By Sojodave

I rode a 75 mile ride and I had a sore knee and...

I rode a 75 mile ride and I had a sore knee and my shoulders were killing me. I went to the owners of all knowledge in the universe, strangers on Bikeforums to solve the problem. Everyone said bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,275
Posted By Sojodave

Garmin software really sucks for cycling...Oh...

Garmin software really sucks for cycling...Oh wait, that one is true.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,314
Posted By Sojodave

I was going 44mph down a descent when I saw...

I was going 44mph down a descent when I saw something in the road up ahead. The item was blocking the shoulder and it didn't occur to me to slow down because I was planning on going around the item....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,373
Posted By Sojodave

I'm loving my Michelin Power Road 28mm tubeless...

I'm loving my Michelin Power Road 28mm tubeless tires. They roll well and they are simple to install.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,690
Posted By Sojodave

I really like Ciclovation bar tapes. ...

I really like Ciclovation bar tapes. https://www.ciclovation.com/pro.php?m=l&f=78&cid=78
03-15-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,974
Posted By Sojodave

I think the title should be "race bike" vs...

I think the title should be "race bike" vs "endurance bike". I just built up a Specialized Roubaix Pro frame and I debated on whether I should get a race frame. I am not a racer, but I do several...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Sojodave

The Bontrager Montrose has a very similar shape...

The Bontrager Montrose has a very similar shape to the Toupe and is a few dollars cheaper.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,411
Posted By Sojodave

I built up a Roubaix frame this winter and I...

I built up a Roubaix frame this winter and I seriously considered Force AXS etap. The more I researched, the more I thought it would be too much bother to deal with. I went with Ultegra Di2, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Sojodave

There is a Specialized Roubaix Facebook group and...

There is a Specialized Roubaix Facebook group and most people that have the 2.0 end up keeping it open most of the time. I think locking it out would only happen if your racing. I have the 1.5 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,553
Posted By Sojodave

I have two favorites, Michelin Power Road 28's...

I have two favorites, Michelin Power Road 28's and Enve SES 25's with tan walls. Both are fairly easy to mount and dismount and both have been trouble-free. My first experience with tubeless was...
02-24-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,984
Posted By Sojodave

1. Elevation climbing is more important to...

1. Elevation climbing is more important to endurance rides than riding a lot of miles on level ground.
2. You can never have enough info on what is behind you. I ride with a Garmin Varia that has...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20,012
Views: 4,370,719
Posted By Sojodave

The Michelin Power Road 28s have been great so...

The Michelin Power Road 28s have been great so far. I think they roll well, super comfortable, and easy to take off and put on.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20,012
Views: 4,370,719
Posted By Sojodave

I have some Michelin Power Road 28's tubeless and...

I have some Michelin Power Road 28's tubeless and they were the easiest tubeless tires to mount I've ever tried.
02-17-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,084
Posted By Sojodave

I don't know if this answers your question, but...

I don't know if this answers your question, but longer stems are more stable and shorter stems are more twitchy. I wouldn't worry about hiding the front hub view. Do what feels comfortable or get a...
02-17-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,427
Posted By Sojodave

I've easily spent $3k on saddles; however, I have...

I've easily spent $3k on saddles; however, I have received a lot back in refunds. I have learned that changing saddles during the off-season while your Zwifting is a waste of time and money. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,636
Posted By Sojodave

I think disc brakes are better...oh wait, I...

I think disc brakes are better...oh wait, I thought we were still arguing about rim vs disc brakes. Carry on.
02-15-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Sojodave

Specialized Roubaix's come in 64cm, Trek Domane...

Specialized Roubaix's come in 64cm, Trek Domane comes in 63cm, you also may look into getting a custom frame. I'm 6'4" and ride a 61, but I could ride a 63cm.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,001
Posted By Sojodave

This guy put a sticker on his Swat box to make...

This guy put a sticker on his Swat box to make people think he's riding an e-bike...:lol:...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,001
Posted By Sojodave

Here is a shot inside a swat box. ...

Here is a shot inside a swat box.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,001
Posted By Sojodave

It could be worse......

It could be worse......
02-11-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Sojodave

Real men have more hardware in their leg than...

Real men have more hardware in their leg than Home Depot....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By Sojodave

https://www.ciclovation.com/pro.php?m=l&f=78&cid=7...

https://www.ciclovation.com/pro.php?m=l&f=78&cid=78
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,139
Posted By Sojodave

There is a Facebook group for Roubaix owners. I...

There is a Facebook group for Roubaix owners. I posted a poll on what spring people use that have a Future Shock with springs. The majority said they use the black(medium) spring and the second was...
02-05-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,777
Posted By Sojodave

I am building up a Roubaix Pro frame with R11...

I am building up a Roubaix Pro frame with R11 carbon. I asked a Roubaix group on Facebook what the difference was between R11 and R10 frame, they said it was about a pound. A pound may not sound...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,894
Posted By Sojodave

From what I understand, the difference between an...

From what I understand, the difference between an R11 frame and an r10 frame is about a pound. S-works frames use R12.
...
02-02-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Sojodave

With the shortage on bikes, I hope you can be...

With the shortage on bikes, I hope you can be patient because your wait for either bike could be months.
01-30-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,751
Posted By Sojodave

Find a MUP to ride on for the first few rides

Find a MUP to ride on for the first few rides
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20,012
Views: 4,370,719
Posted By Sojodave

Everyone needs a blingy top cap ...

Everyone needs a blingy top cap
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01-25-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,195
Posted By Sojodave

I'm building up a Specialized Roubaix frame and I...

I'm building up a Specialized Roubaix frame and I ordered a Shimano Ultegra Di2 Groupset with Hydro brakes. I've been waiting 6 weeks and I'm not very confident it will arrive anytime soon. I've...
01-08-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By Sojodave

Get a pair of Specialized Hoover handlrebars

Get a pair of Specialized Hoover handlrebars
01-05-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,411
Posted By Sojodave

I have a hill on my favorite route that is pretty...

I have a hill on my favorite route that is pretty steep and if you get a tailwind, you can get up to 45mph. I had a tailwind once, going over 40mph and I saw something in the bike lane. As I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,117
Posted By Sojodave

With all the events scheduled, I found it hard to...

With all the events scheduled, I found it hard to motivate myself to hurt myself in training. I was down 1,000 miles from the year before. I love riding by myself, but I really missed group rides.
12-31-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Sojodave

Handlebar Width

I'm building up a 2017 Roubaix Pro frame and my old bike had Easton Aero EC70 handlebars that were 44 center to center. I really liked the Easton bars; however, you can't use Di2 with internal...
12-24-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,543
Posted By Sojodave

I couldn't get the Selle Anatomica to work for...

I couldn't get the Selle Anatomica to work for me. I had to angle it pretty far nose up and I felt like I was riding the horn of a horse saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,729
Posted By Sojodave

This may have been posted in this thread, but I...

This may have been posted in this thread, but I don't have time to read all the posts. But, this is the reason prices are sky high.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1shWhhyMd0
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By Sojodave

I have a pair of these tires. I flipped a coin on...

I have a pair of these tires. I flipped a coin on tire direction.
12-18-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 33,942
Posted By Sojodave

I'm 59 and this has been my ride. I'm building...

I'm 59 and this has been my ride. I'm building up a Specialized Roubaix, but I'm having a problem getting parts because of Covid. FYI, this was before I changed the seatpost...:)...
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