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Old 12-03-2013, 06:50 AM   #31906
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they made a few otherwise Roubaixes with Tarmac length HTs for the pros. I want one of those. I loved the ride of the Roubaix, but despite the 8mm top cap and a -17 stem, I was still too high.
That long headtube is a big part of what makes the Roubaix work for me. I've got unusual geometry myself -- long legs, short torso. On most road bikes, when I place the seat high enough to get my leg extension right, the drop to the bars is too large.

With the Roubaix, I can get the seat-bar drop right, giving me a range of very usable positions. I ride in the drops for a significant portion of my time on it, whereas on other road bikes I've ridden, it took a really strong headwind to make the discomfort of being in the drops worthwhile.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:57 AM   #31907
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Ok - challenge for the bikie folks: I need a set of pogies/bar mitts/hippo hands that will fit:

a) A Ninja 250 commuter
b) An mtb with trigger shifters and Groovy Luv bars

Note - they don't have to fit all that well... I only MTB 2-3x per week (most of my riding is on the road), and my commute is only 10 miles r/t 5 days per week.

But yeah, I'm cheap and don't want to buy two sets. What ideas have you got for me?
My local bike shop has a set of pogies that are $35. They are basic, but just like my Finish ones that were twice that. They are no where near as nice as these though.
https://www.revelatedesigns.com/inde...5&ProductID=14

As you can see the prices range....

Look through this and see if there are any that would work.
http://fat-bike.com/2012/01/pogies-k...e-digits-warm/
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:02 AM   #31908
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That long headtube is a big part of what makes the Roubaix work for me. I've got unusual geometry myself -- long legs, short torso. On most road bikes, when I place the seat high enough to get my leg extension right, the drop to the bars is too large.

With the Roubaix, I can get the seat-bar drop right, giving me a range of very usable positions. I ride in the drops for a significant portion of my time on it, whereas on other road bikes I've ridden, it took a really strong headwind to make the discomfort of being in the drops worthwhile.
...and I'm the exact opposite: short legs longer torso. I need short and long (the Gaulzetti 51cm? )

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Old 12-03-2013, 09:59 AM   #31909
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2 x 20min at one of my local parks just now. Ugh.

Last week of CX season. I'm hoping to go out with a decent placing.

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Old 12-03-2013, 10:39 AM   #31910
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That long headtube is a big part of what makes the Roubaix work for me. I've got unusual geometry myself -- long legs, short torso. On most road bikes, when I place the seat high enough to get my leg extension right, the drop to the bars is too large.

With the Roubaix, I can get the seat-bar drop right, giving me a range of very usable positions. I ride in the drops for a significant portion of my time on it, whereas on other road bikes I've ridden, it took a really strong headwind to make the discomfort of being in the drops worthwhile.
Describes me as well and my Roubaix fits like a glove. It blew my mind that I could actually use the drops and be comfortable. I hadn't had that experience on my first roadie.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:48 AM   #31911
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60+ deg out



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Old 12-04-2013, 02:47 PM   #31912
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6" of snow (HEAVY snow) and 30 degrees. At least I have a fat bike.
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:05 PM   #31913
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6" of snow (HEAVY snow) and 30 degrees. At least I have a fat bike.
It's been raining all day here in Madison. Warmish at least, I kept pulling my gloves off after ten minutes of riding. We'll see if it freezes tonight. Mounted the Nokians a couple days ago, so I'm set.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #31914
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I made the best of it too. Ended up riding 3 hrs,about an hour longer than I planned to ride.I hate it when I don't check the map prior to turning on a new road. I got decent milage in ,Some of which was after dark..

I discovered some thing else don't leave the ( LA epo ) aka Honey stinger gels in the garage when it gets cold,It still tastes fine and works. It become thick and kind of gritty.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:15 AM   #31915
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Talked the other 2 guys that showed up into riding the loop backwards. Makes for a completely different ride.

Why is it that no one shows when its nice out, but there's a dozen people when its 30deg out?

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Old 12-05-2013, 05:43 AM   #31916
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It was 68 when I left the house yesterday... in a short sleeve jersey. Recently, I have decided to shed part of my Fred-ness by ditching the mtb helmet for road rides. Picked up a nice Lazer Helium road helmet for a smokin' deal during small biz Saturday at a LBS. It feels great to wear, but damn the wind noise is unbelievable. I don't think I've ever worn a helmet this noisy. Anything over 16mph is enough to wish for earplugs. The roller fit adjuster and built in LED light are great features, but one would think they could design a premium helmet for better wind noise.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:52 AM   #31917
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It was near 60 yesterday but the snow banks had me wishing I left my sleeves on my Gore Phantom jacket.

Like having A/C on the decents.

Still nice to get back outside though.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:00 AM   #31918
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All you guys that are riding > once per month suck... that is all.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:08 AM   #31919
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All you guys that are riding > once per month suck... that is all.
S'OK. We still love you mang.

After Sun, I'm fixin to take a few weeks off, then start working on the buildup to the Hilly Billy Roubaix 2014. End of June should be a good time to peak, take another bit off, then start on speedwork for CX again in Sept.

Gert Jan Theunisse is in trouble. Add one more reason to stay off the sauce.

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Old 12-05-2013, 01:10 PM   #31920
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+1, back is about back... OK, I'm beginning to deal with it better.
May get a ride in on the weekend. I'm going to try and jog/fast walk, waddle/run tonight if I'm not frozen again when I get home.
Very hard to talk myself into changing clothes and going back out when it feels like the snot is about to freeze.

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