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Old 04-10-2013, 07:22 AM
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It is 21 miles, but the only thing that makes it possible is the gym. I can leave all my cloths there and then shower before work.
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the NY Gran Fondo course.

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New SL4 Roubaix Expert

Picked up the new bike and had the BG fit today. The fit (interview + physical assessment + actual fitting) took ~3 hours.

Turns out I have long legs and/or a short torso for my height. This resulted in a fairly high saddle height and a short (75mm), somewhat upright (8) stem.
The fitter told me that if I feel like the bike is not stable, they'll swap out the 75mm stem for a 90mm.

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The stem pictured below, will be changed for an all black one. They had no black stems in that length in stock and had to order one for me.
The stock Toupe RBX saddle was swapped for an Avatar Expert (2012 I think)





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Nice bike
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Gorgeous machine

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Nice Roubaix, a friend of mine rides that bike and loves it. Enjoy!
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Hope you love the bike.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:47 AM
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Thanks guys!

Well, the saddle may not have been the right choice. Went on a quick ride after work yesterday (first "real" ride on the bike) and I was definitely getting pressure up in my junk.
Will call the shop today to talk to the fitter to discuss. Hopefully all it is is simply tipping the nose down.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:51 AM
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Saddles are tough. Most shops have a policy that you can swap ones you don't like so long as it is in a condition to be resold.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:38 PM
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Saddles are tough. Most shops have a policy that you can swap ones you don't like so long as it is in a condition to be resold.
Correct. I have 30 days. Will call the shop this afternoon to discuss my options.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:57 PM
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The Specialized Sitero saddle has intrigued me. Not much of a road application, but it does have an interesting design.
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Svt please keep updates on the wheels.
OK, I've got some hours on my generic Chinese carbon wheels and can comment.

They are stiff, have stayed true, and are fine in crosswinds. The Black Prince pads squeal like Yumcha winning a die-cast robot in a raffle though. Stopping power is up to snuff and I'm hoping the squeal lessens as the pads bed in. I don't brake much being primarily a flatland rider.

I haven't ridden (and don't intend to ride) these wheels on any kind of sustained steep descent where I need to meter my speed at all with the brakes.

They fulfill my primary requirements of going round and round and looking good while doing it.
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They fulfill my primary requirements of going round and round and looking good while doing it.
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They fulfill my primary requirements of going round and round and looking good while doing it.
and they haven't exploded yet?
My friends down tube on his Chinese ti frame on his bike. exploded.
They have determined that the tube had quite a few flaws in it causing it to shatter.
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and they haven't exploded yet?
My friends down tube on his Chinese ti frame on his bike. exploded.
They have determined that the tube had quite a few flaws in it causing it to shatter.
Nope, so far so good. I hit a pretty good pothole on Sunday's ride (first time I've hit one on my Roubaix and had it sting) and no problems.
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Thanks for the update.
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Switched saddles today. Removed the Avatar for a Toupe Comp. Felt good on the trainer in the shop, will see how it goes over the next few rides.
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I read that the cyclist punched the driver in the face. Do you know if it was before or during the part of the altercation that was caught on camera? (Not that it would exonerate the driver.)
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no idea...solly!

come to think of it though...when the auto is heading back towards the cyclist the cyclist seems to wave or throws up his hand?

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I read that the cyclist punched the driver in the face. Do you know if it was before or during the part of the altercation that was caught on camera? (Not that it would exonerate the driver.)
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Yeah I couldn't find anything to clarify it.
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Not a bad month of April for riding, even with the crappy cold windy weather.
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and 2200 miles total for the year so far.
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Yeah, well I rode 40 miles with 2000 ft climbing yesterday
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Completed the 50 mile Alpine Challenge ride yesterday. I did better than i expected after having been sick. The 5k of climbing wasn't as bad as i thought. Average speed was 14.2 - so not great but not bad for an old fart like

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I have the Gran Fondo NY in 3 weeks.

Starts on the GW bridge and goes up to Bear Mountain and then back.
it is a 105 mile ride with 7000ft of climbing. The really nice thing is that they close the roads for the cyclists.
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post your numbers afterwards!

I have the San Diego Century on 6/1. 105 miles and 7500 feet of climbing.
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At least it did look like the cyclist was okay.

BUT, that motorcycle did not appear to be going to fast that he would have over shot the corner by that much. It almost looks like it was on purpose.

However, it may be that he was looking too far up the road (or at all the people on the side of the road) since it looks like he saw the cyclist at the last second.
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Target fixation error seems to be the most common diagnosis of the reason.
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That's the one I linked to a couple of days ago. For some reason the embedding wasn't working.
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That's the one I linked to a couple of days ago. For some reason the embedding wasn't working.
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Apparently the videographer sits there and takes video and stills of motorcycle riders and sells them to the riders. He has tons of crash videos from that section of Mulholland Drive on youtube.
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I saw that vid the other day,.... just brutal.
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