I've talked to mechanics...
You've talked to mechanics...great! How does that compare to doing it yourself? How does that compare to you riding MY bike?
Sram also requires a longer rear loop than you're using...
Did I not take a good pic of the loop? You could drive a Greyhound bus through that loop.
Unlined housing with solid steel cable has not been sold in shops for two decades for a reason. Its not being snobby, its because it doesn't last and performs terribly. Again, Sram doesn't include Gore cables or coated cables with their shifters to be snobby...
Again, when last did you ride my bike?
And remember, less than 2 months ago you couldn't tell the difference between brake cable and shift cable so its hard to believe that you became an expert in that amount of time...
Yes, I took a pill and now I know everything! Seriously, I learn from my mistakes.
Lastly, the Romin isn't supposed to be setup that way- just ask any Specialized dealer, fitter, technician, etc. Its not a matter of taste, but the saddle is downward sloping overall, which will put more pressure on your hands. ...
Some of us have a lot of JUNK...we need the nose down. Measure the junk of the techy who gave you that advice then get back with me. Perhaps the techy was a girl? All my bikes' noses are pointed down...you think that's just coincidental?
I'm hearing a lot of opinions from people who come across as snobs...that's my take.
Specialized Allez 06' "Rain Bike" 21.50lbs
Neuvation F100 11' "Road Bike" 16.80lbsSpecialized Tarmac Pro 11' "WW Bike" 14.25lbs