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10-31-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 961
Posted By Baldy1953

Yes, this years cycling has been a good year. I...

Yes, this years cycling has been a good year. I currently have 4600 miles and can see the goal posts on that 5000 mile mark for the 2nd year. Almost all have been on my specialized roubaix. Plan...
09-16-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Baldy1953

Congratulations on the metric. It is an...

Congratulations on the metric. It is an accomplishment to do that distance . I have ridden several and still feel proud when I complete one. I rode 64.5 miles on Saturday at the Nut Roll in...
07-29-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,334
Posted By Baldy1953

2nd on the head sweats skull cap. I wear one all...

2nd on the head sweats skull cap. I wear one all the time. it keeps my bald head from burning through the vents in my helmet. I wear sleeves on my docs suggestion. I went online and googled. ...
07-29-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By Baldy1953

Update on headset bearings. They were...

Update on headset bearings.

They were replaced 3 days ago. The problem with the headset is gone. It now move freely with no hesitation as there was before. Also the noise that was coming from...
07-19-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By Baldy1953

I am a recent enthusiast to riding. My first...

I am a recent enthusiast to riding. My first road bike was bought in 2014 and I felt the upgrade to carbon would be worth the cost. I am not so sure I made the correct choice. After spending 4...
07-18-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By Baldy1953

Thanks for the responses. The collar was...

Thanks for the responses. The collar was replaced under warranty a while back. As for the mileage, I thought with the additional cost of the bike, it would be a longer lasting vehicle before having...
07-17-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By Baldy1953

headset bearings

I have a 2018 Specialized Roubaix Elite with the future shock. I have been told I need to have the headset bearings replaced due to the bars having what feels like an indentation as the bars move...
04-24-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By Baldy1953

Tour de Forts

The North Florida Bicycle Club is sponsoring the Tour de Forts on May 24. The distances vary from a short ride to a century. The routes are on lightly traveled roads near St. Augustine, Fl. It...
Forum: Southeast
12-23-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By Baldy1953

The only time a gator will bother you is if it...

The only time a gator will bother you is if it has been fed by humans and have lost their natural fear of us. For the most part, you near one and it will head for the water and get away from you. I...
12-20-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By Baldy1953

We have a cheap tandem. Do not ride it at all...

We have a cheap tandem. Do not ride it at all anymore. Attempted to ride with the wife and we could not get our efforts coordinated to the point there was any enjoyment for me at all. She would...
12-20-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Posted By Baldy1953

I would suggest you riding it as is until you...

I would suggest you riding it as is until you find out you need a different wheelset. You might ifnd you will be satisfied with the factory wheels and tires. You also might be able to put narrower...
12-19-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Baldy1953

Thanks for the response.

Thanks for the response.
12-18-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Baldy1953

Mtb fork question.

Wondering what this is. It is on a rhythm 34 front fork on my mtn bike. Curiosity has gotten the better of me. Has a set screw and looks like it can be rotated. Any help would be appreciated....
10-30-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,377
Views: 241,413
Posted By Baldy1953

Only did 30 today. Been averaging almost 40 a...

Only did 30 today. Been averaging almost 40 a day for the last little bit.
10-26-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,166
Posted By Baldy1953

I am currently 450 miles short of my 5000 mile...

I am currently 450 miles short of my 5000 mile goal. Strava had a challenge for the 5 k distance for the year. If I can stay motivated for a while longer , it should be done before Thanksgiving.
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08-05-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By Baldy1953

Thanks for the replies. Looks like I am going to...

Thanks for the replies. Looks like I am going to give it a try with positive feedback from here.
08-03-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By Baldy1953

Nixfrixshun chain lube

Has anyone used this product? I read about it online and it looks really interesting. Not the cheapest lube in the world, but if it does what it says would be worth the money.
06-27-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By Baldy1953

It takes quite a bit of concentration to do that....

It takes quite a bit of concentration to do that. I felt really good when I finally got where I could do it consistently. Congratulations.
06-13-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By Baldy1953

Maybe by moving the sensor pickup to the rear...

Maybe by moving the sensor pickup to the rear wheel and the sensor to the frame arm, it will be closer and cure your problem
06-04-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By Baldy1953

You may not need to replace the derailleur. The...

You may not need to replace the derailleur. The cable may be gummed up . I would replace the twist shift with the trigger shift and cable at the same time. Might give you the performance you are...
06-03-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,477
Posted By Baldy1953

I think we discussed your seat post problem in...

I think we discussed your seat post problem in another thread. I finally got my dropper post taken care of. On the second visit to the dropper company, they either replaced or repaired the dropper...
05-30-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,477
Posted By Baldy1953

Bought the 2018 Dragonslayer Pro from Jenson on...

Bought the 2018 Dragonslayer Pro from Jenson on closeout. I think the bike is wonderful. The biggest negative is the 26 inch tires. Surley is the place I have found the 3" tires for sale. There are...
05-10-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By Baldy1953

helijohn , I don't know why the recumbents...

helijohn , I don't know why the recumbents should scare you. Maybe the operator of the recumbent. They might have a false sense of security.
05-09-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By Baldy1953

Bought my wife a Terra Trike Rover as she has...

Bought my wife a Terra Trike Rover as she has some balance problems when starting and stopping. With the recumbent, those problems go away. She has had a smile on her face since she first sat on it...
05-09-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 42,754
Posted By Baldy1953

First bike was a jamis ventura comp. Loved the...

First bike was a jamis ventura comp. Loved the bike. Regret selling it and getting my current bike. It rode so nice, just not what my mind told me I wanted. Bought me a new mountain bike and it is...
05-09-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By Baldy1953

A slight compression of the tires is normal under...

A slight compression of the tires is normal under load. With a tire gauge , it is simple to check and make sure they are properly inflated. I check mine a couple times a week. Better to check than...
05-05-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By Baldy1953

I had some Shimano wide shoes. Went to the LBS (...

I had some Shimano wide shoes. Went to the LBS ( a specialized dealer). He got me a pair of specialized shoes and they fit well. They are wide also. Might look into that.
04-28-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,690
Posted By Baldy1953

Nachoman I am sure some stereotypical opinions...

Nachoman I am sure some stereotypical opinions are incorrect. I see where you are located and your opinion reflects that. I guess Ca. is the perfect place to live. After all you have a mass...
04-24-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Baldy1953

road 105 vs xtm8000 noise

Curious if anyone knows why 2 different Shimanno cassettes make different noises. My Specialized Rubaix has 105 and it clicks when I stop pedaling and on my Jamis Dragonslayer, it has xtm 8000 and it...
04-23-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,690
Posted By Baldy1953

The further south you go in Florida , the worse...

The further south you go in Florida , the worse it gets. It might have something to do with all the tourists that do not where they are going. This applies to the I-4 corridor ( daytona to tampa)...
04-19-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,546
Posted By Baldy1953

Appears you have not tightened the seat post...

Appears you have not tightened the seat post enough .. Or the dropper is not actually functioning properly. I recently bought a 2018 Dragonslayer Pro from Jenson USA and the e-ten dropper post was...
03-27-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By Baldy1953

Update on my dilemma with my dropper post. LBS...

Update on my dilemma with my dropper post. LBS got an Rma from KS and sent it to them. They have returned the post to the LBS, but it still does not work properly. It only extends 50 mm and it is...
03-04-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,378
Posted By Baldy1953

I have a 2018 Roubaix Elite. Basically , the...

I have a 2018 Roubaix Elite. Basically , the same bike, with hydraulic discs. It has the 105 groupset. It is a very comfortable bike to ride. I have a bit more than 9000 miles on it in 2 years...
03-04-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By Baldy1953

You might give Jenson USA a look. I recently...

You might give Jenson USA a look. I recently bought a Jamis Dragonslayer from them. The only thing I had to do upon arrival was open the box, and put the front wheel on it and was ready to ride. ...
03-03-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,230
Posted By Baldy1953

The Trek will do an adequate job of riding the...

The Trek will do an adequate job of riding the gravel. I have an Antelope 800. Have ridden it on 2 so called "gravel rides" here in N. Fl. It is mostly sand and the tires were too narrow for the...
02-26-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By Baldy1953

The bike is rideable as is. The post works...

The bike is rideable as is. The post works halfway and for the flat area I live in, not a necessity. KS is going to warranty the post. We have to send it in and am going to do that in about a...
02-26-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By Baldy1953

After speaking with the lbs, we are going to...

After speaking with the lbs, we are going to handle it directly through KS. KS was hesitant on accepting responsibility for it as the post was made in 2016. The lbs told him it was on a brand new...
02-25-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By Baldy1953

The bike is at the lbs. The owner has been in...

The bike is at the lbs. The owner has been in contact with KS. They grilled him on what he had done to see if the post was defective. Apparently he passed the test and they are willing to warranty...
02-25-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By Baldy1953

That was my first thought. They have not...

That was my first thought. They have not responded to my email. Their phone system leaves a lot to be desired. Thanks for the suggestion.
02-25-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By Baldy1953

KS ETEN i not working properly

I recently purchased a 2018 Jamis Dragonslayer Pro from Jenson USA. The KS e ten i dropper post is not working properly. It will extend on its own approx 1/2 the distance it is supposed to. ( 2...
02-24-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By Baldy1953

Apparently Jenson gave me incorrect information. ...

Apparently Jenson gave me incorrect information. After taking the bike the lbs, it appears there is no place to add air to the dropper post. It seems I am going to have to live with a half...
02-20-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By Baldy1953

Spoke with a Jenson "gear specialist" about the...

Spoke with a Jenson "gear specialist" about the dropper post. I was told there could be 2 problems with it. A kinked tube going to the dropper and low air pressure. With the ease of operation with...
02-20-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By Baldy1953

Read the manuals sent with the bike. From that,...

Read the manuals sent with the bike. From that, I have discerned I can add air to the dropper post. It appears I have to remove the seat to do so. Have sent an email to Jenson to see if that is...
02-19-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By Baldy1953

Well, the Dragon slayer arrived today and got the...

Well, the Dragon slayer arrived today and got the front wheel installed and gave it a few spins around the yard. Works well, and feels pretty comfortable.
Do have a question. I have never had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,303
Posted By Baldy1953

It is a 2018. Weighted it before anything was...

It is a 2018. Weighted it before anything was added. No bottle cages, computer or anything else. Maybe my bath scales are off a couple of pounds.. If so, I like the way they weigh.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,303
Posted By Baldy1953

Specialized Roubaix Elite is around 2800 bucks. ...

Specialized Roubaix Elite is around 2800 bucks. Full carbon, 105 groupset. Comes with 28mm tires so is fairly comfortable. Weighed when brought home and weighed 16.5#, so is fairly light also. ...
02-09-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By Baldy1953

Update on my order from Jenson USA. At this...

Update on my order from Jenson USA. At this point, it is on some sort of credit hold they cannot straighten out. I have had several email messages back and forth to no avail. I explained I get...
02-03-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By Baldy1953

Thanks Hobbit for the report. Before I read it,...

Thanks Hobbit for the report. Before I read it, I had already stopped by my neighborhood bike shop and talking with the owner , he told me the Jenson deal was a good value. I ordered one today and...
01-30-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By Baldy1953

Please post what you think after you have a...

Please post what you think after you have a chance to ride your new bike. I would be interested in hearing what you have to say.
01-30-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By Baldy1953

Retiring Trek 800 Antelope

I have recently started riding some "gravel" rides here in N. Fl. They are more like sand rides and I am getting beat to death by the old Trek. I have looked at several bikes and am considering a...
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