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  • rascal
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    What width are the bars? 😉

    cynic-al
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    I guess I missed that thread.

    44s tho.

    paulevans
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    Got a Roubaix Elute earlier this year and loving it!! Very comfy, capable bike. Hoping to be doing the 2014 Fred Whitton on it.

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    Which one?

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    roubaix? have you given up racing?

    cynic-al
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    The £1.6k triple. Getting rebuilt with my kit tho

    ChunkyMTB
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    Good marathon?

    Jamie
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    This thread seems to have several in-jokes.

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    Cool.

    You keeping the triple?
    What are you changing?

    cynic-al
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    You can race a Roubaix.

    OK chunky, new PB but only by 28s.

    Rusty – yes, and everything else! Seemed the cheapest way to get the frameset (after selling the rest)

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    Rusty – yes, and everything else! Seemed the cheapest way to get the frameset (after selling the rest)

    Sorry, didn’t get that – you’re keeping the triple but changing other bits?

    I’ve been looking at these but they seem a bit pricey compared to the Giants – no staff discount for me though!

    cynic-al
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    Correct – swapping everything over from old bike.

    I didn’t look at the Giants and I’d always buy a bike for its frame, the components don’t matter as much to me

    cynic-al
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    Tomorrow I receive my first properly new bike in over 10 years, a 2014 Specialized Roubaix.

    Can’t wait, will post up!

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    You can race a Roubaix

    triple

    😯

    cynic-al
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    Ha ha. I can’t believe the no of folk that get fooled by the hype.

    cynic-al
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    Wow, you are pretty desperate to criticise me, aren’t you.

    By “hype” I meant the notion that you can’t race on a triple or a Roubaix.

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    are you fitting panniers as well as the triple?

    cynic-al
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    It does give me a giggle that so many idiots think triples are chosen by the slow.

    I chose this because the only other option was a compact – that is for the slow.

    ChunkyMTB
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    he he

    You’ll be missed in the Sierra Nevada’s Al. We’ve all been Canal towpath training – so we’ll be alreet.

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    the only other option was a compact

    or proper gearing 😉

    Thrustyjust
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    http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b0s134p4286/CANNONDALE-CAAD10-105-WOMENS-2012

    Just gained brownie points and ordered one of these the the current wife last night. What a good husband I am.

    brakes
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    are you fitting panniers as well as the triple?

    will those nice cushy 38c tyres fit a Roubaix?

    cynic-al
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    Well here it is when it arrived, 9.0kg (no pedals), seatpost to high (feel free to make hilarious commencts):


    Untitled by alan cole, on Flickr

    To this with all my stuff on it, 8.3kg.Rides pretty well, I am delight.


    Untitled by alan cole, on Flickr

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    Looks like a rubbish MTB that.

    Frames to small or seatpost is too long!

    tarquin
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    Changed a fair bit of stuff to lose 700g.

    I’d go along with others and say it perhaps looks a tiny bit small, but that’s preferable to having a barn door size frame.

    Real men ride doubles, fact. 😉

    Waiting on my new road bike too, should arrive next week 😀

    ChunkyMTB
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    The more they hate, the more I like it.

    cynic-al
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    Real men don’t ride compacts.

    It’s borderline too small but the 58 has a Jack and the Beanstalk head tube (which you’d all be flaming, had I bought it) – I prefer this.

    mudsux
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    That seatpost looks like the aftermath of a mail ordered bike ….

    Houns
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    That seat post better just be for comic purposes

    patriotpro
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    That looks like a kid’s bike.

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    cynic-al – Member

    It’s borderline too small but the 58 has a Jack and the Beanstalk head tube (which you’d all be flaming, had I bought it) – I prefer this.

    Why not go for a Tarmac then? Not flaming, genuine question.

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    58 has a Jack and the Beanstalk head tube (which you’d all be flaming, had I bought it)

    It’s always best to choose a bike based on what people will say about it rather than how it fits 😐

    Bit contradictory re: the triple comments though

    cynic-al
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    Why not go for a Tarmac then? Not flaming, genuine question.

    This is more comfy – esp the 56, with more seatpost.

    rOcKeTdOg – Member

    It’s always best to choose a bike based on what people will say about it rather than how it fits

    Bit contradictory re: the triple comments though

    My point was that I’d get flamed for whatever I bought, and IDGAS if folk don’t like it – least of all you and the other haterz

    will
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    Although not a Roubaix fan I have to say in that second photo it looks good.

    Correct stem height and angle too.

    mudsux
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    least of all you and the other haterz

    Don’t like it – but I don’t hate it either.

    That seatpost just looks disproportionately too long.
    I’d worry about the leveraging of that post in the frame, for sure – that is one Roubaix I wouldn’t go hammering across cobbles on.

    edit::admittedly the second photo has the seatpost lower.

    edit edit::thank god.

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    IDGAS if folk don’t like it

    Clearly given the outburst the “D” stands for do, I’d calm down and go ride up some hills on your triple if I were you

    cynic-al
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    I’m completely calm rOckEtDOg, just weary of lazy stupid posting like yours

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