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Old 05-21-2013, 05:09 PM   #28906
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Yes it is hinged and kinda floats. Butt and back are loving it. It is weird to feel the buzz of chip seal in your feet and hands but no where else. It does pogo a little if you are riding easy but under load tightens up. I think Baldy has one as well.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #28907
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Yes it is hinged and kinda floats. Butt and back are loving it. It is weird to feel the buzz of chip seal in your feet and hands but no where else. It does pogo a little if you are riding easy but under load tightens up. I think Baldy has one as well.
Wild. I guess I didn't pay much attention to bikes while they were still for sale.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:17 PM   #28908
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the SRAM apex group that came with my roubaix is 50 & 34 upfront with a 32 bailout in the rear. Eventually I will get somewhere that the 34 x 32 is needed.
Come on up to the DC area and I'll take you up Mt Weather

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Old 05-21-2013, 06:21 PM   #28909
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That bike was designed by aliens.

Does that long seat tube (top tube? what do they call it?) flex as much it looks like it might?
I see whatcha mean about cutting the steerer.

Check the fork manufacturer's specs and I'll bet you'll find you're over the max.

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Old 05-21-2013, 06:37 PM   #28910
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I run a 20-32 for a low and I love it! I tour off-road and sometimes run into brutal hills that have sand or washouts, I can just crawl right up them! Full loaded of course.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:46 PM   #28911
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I see whatcha mean about cutting the steerer.

Check the fork manufacturer's specs and I'll bet you'll find you're over the max.

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I'm an inch over bottomed out right now. I can run it all the way down but I will need a longer stem. The bars get pretty close to my knees.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:59 PM   #28912
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You can get the bars lower if you change to Rossin forks.





It might be a challenge to ride though unless your the Russian World Champion Vjatceslav Ekimov or GooMeMe
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:34 AM   #28913
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sunglass recommendations? (Rx)

I used Bolle Vigilante's with the Rx insert for a long time which worked pretty well, then they fell out of the moto's tank bag when I stopped for gas and I didn't notice.
But, the vigilante's don't seem to be so common anymore, so I'm looking for alternatives. My eye doctor is selling Wiley X but I don't know anything about their stuff, and the doc doesn't keep any in stock.

I liked the width and wind protection of the Bolles, which I found especially nice in sub-freezing temps, though dealing with four surfaces was kind of a pain sometimes.

So, those of you who wear Rx specs and sunglasses, what do you like?
A while back Road bike rider wrote up a place in CO that puts Rx lenses in sport glass frames, anyone using their stuff? (sorry link info is on my other computer).

FWIW, I'd wear these most on the bicycle, and in the car, for the moto, the Bell Transitions face shield rocks.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:45 AM   #28914
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Lucky bastage fullmonte you got the jersey being decided in your neck of the woods this weekend. Wish I had known earlier would've made the drive up to watch.
Too bad you can't make it. I would've gladly shown you some climbs where that 34 x 32 setup would get some use. Looking forward to the road race on Memorial Day. I hear Sierra Nevada brewery will have a spectating/beer tent on the course.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:12 AM   #28915
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It might be a challenge to ride though unless your the Russian World Champion Vjatceslav Ekimov or GooMeMe
That is still one of my favorite saddles.

The position? Extreme, but you're only in it for a few minutes.

re the glasses: Oakley will do the prescription thing too. Try Rudy Project as well. Both spendy, but both higher quality than Bolle lens-wise

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Old 05-22-2013, 07:15 AM   #28916
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That is still one of my favorite saddles.

The position? Extreme, but you're only in it for a few minutes.

re the glasses: Oakley will do the prescription thing too. Try Rudy Project as well. Both spendy, but both higher quality than Bolle lens-wise

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That hurts my back just looking at it
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:21 AM   #28917
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:47 AM   #28918
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You can get the bars lower if you change to Rossin forks.





It might be a challenge to ride though unless your the Russian World Champion Vjatceslav Ekimov or GooMeMe
I missed a chance at a Pinerello funny bike locally for $375. Not quite that extreme but close. Would have looked good on the wall if unrideable.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:07 AM   #28919
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The death of lycra?

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Old 05-22-2013, 08:25 AM   #28920
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instead of Lycra we now have Dyneema for road rash protection....
I wonder if Michelle can hook me up

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