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08-15-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 936
Posted By TrojanHorse

I bought some chain wax for my trainer bike......

I bought some chain wax for my trainer bike... need to try it out. :)
08-15-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By TrojanHorse

What color? It's black! You're obviously in...

What color? It's black!

You're obviously in no rush so keep your eye out for end of year deals... competitive cyclist usually has some and I just got an email from excel sports saying they were...
08-15-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By TrojanHorse

That's a pretty good budget - make sure you...

That's a pretty good budget - make sure you account for accessories (stuff to change a flat, floor pump, helmet, etc)

You would probably do best on a gravel bike - they're basically road bikes...
08-15-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 962
Posted By TrojanHorse

I don't like puddles that are even an inch...

I don't like puddles that are even an inch deep... they hide a multitude of problems and might be dramatically slipperier than the pavement around them. Of course, I live in SoCal and don't really...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By TrojanHorse

We rented once on a bike vacation in Italy, which...

We rented once on a bike vacation in Italy, which worked out great. Carrying bagged bikes would have been a hassle on trains and buses. If it's a normal vacation, any crappy BSO will usually do.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,367
Posted By TrojanHorse

I think that pretty much defines my comfort...

I think that pretty much defines my comfort level, and if line of site requires me to bring it in, I bring it in.
08-13-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By TrojanHorse

New bike day is always a good day. Congrats.

New bike day is always a good day. Congrats.
08-13-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By TrojanHorse

A couple more I like to use: ...

A couple more I like to use:
https://westernbikeworks.com
excelsports.com
08-13-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,534
Posted By TrojanHorse

Law or no law, IME drivers here in SoCal are...

Law or no law, IME drivers here in SoCal are GENERALLY courteous and GENERALLY give me a decently wide berth, if there's room. However, not one single driver I've ever come across will slow down if...
08-13-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By TrojanHorse

Can't tell if you are actively seeking out hills...

Can't tell if you are actively seeking out hills or just able to deal with them now b/s of the e-bike?

SD is shockingly hilly. Mission bay isn't a bad place to ride (is Fiesta Island bigger than...
08-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By TrojanHorse

Welcome back! You will be sad to learn that the...

Welcome back! You will be sad to learn that the guy (PhotoJoe) who orchestrated the C&A jerseys passed away last year from an unreasonable number of run-ins with cancer. :(

Good luck with the...
08-12-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By TrojanHorse

If you're on a budget, it's hard to beat one of...

If you're on a budget, it's hard to beat one of these cygolites:

https://www.amazon.com/Cygolite-Hotshot-Tuneable-Resistant-Rechargeable/dp/B01IO12LCQ

they make a more powerful version for $12...
08-11-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By TrojanHorse

Yep, all registered. I think I'll drive up early...

Yep, all registered. I think I'll drive up early Friday (like noonish) to beat the traffic
08-07-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,906
Posted By TrojanHorse

I have one of those 1-up racks and bought the...

I have one of those 1-up racks and bought the lock kit to go with it. So I basically padlock the rack to the car and then the little arms that secure the wheels have locks as well (which are tiny). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,173
Posted By TrojanHorse

Thanks - it's really not a very high end bianchi...

Thanks - it's really not a very high end bianchi but that bike has seen some miles! And countries! Rode it in Singapore for 3 years.

as for DT shifters... me neither... in fact the best bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,159
Posted By TrojanHorse

Put me in the "yeah, it makes a noticeable...

Put me in the "yeah, it makes a noticeable difference" crowd.... and carbon bars are definitely a little flexier too, which is fun.

I thought you were religiously opposed to carbon wheels? What'd...
08-07-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By TrojanHorse

Alright... a little over a week left, any of you...

Alright... a little over a week left, any of you SoCal peeps doing Cool Breeze?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,173
Posted By TrojanHorse

Something to be said for treating an old ride to...

Something to be said for treating an old ride to new bits... I freshened up my old 92 bianchi with a modern drive train. It was 7 speed back in the day, and I just stuffed ultegra 6500 on there in...
08-06-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By TrojanHorse

Depending on what you plan on doing with your...

Depending on what you plan on doing with your bike, the recommendations will change. The FX recommendation right above is solid (and other brands have similar bikes). If you want more of a road...
08-06-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By TrojanHorse

The kickr '18 and kickr core are SIGNIFICANTLY...

The kickr '18 and kickr core are SIGNIFICANTLY quieter than my kickr '16. Like... silent. If you have kids and noise concerns get one of those. Best choice - wait till REI has a 20% off sale. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By TrojanHorse

Oh thank god a bike with some color. Good job! ...

Oh thank god a bike with some color. Good job!

Cycling shoes do last for a long time, so there's that and your cleats will cost you 20-40 buxx a year to replace. People do still ride with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By TrojanHorse

Keep in mind that 56 on one bike is not...

Keep in mind that 56 on one bike is not necessarily the same as 56 on another. You can probably get comfortable on a range of sizes (not a big range though) so the difference between 56 and 57 would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By TrojanHorse

Pictures are required to properly close out this...

Pictures are required to properly close out this thread. Congrats on your new bike!
08-02-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By TrojanHorse

I read about those updates (like dark mode and...

I read about those updates (like dark mode and something else I was really interested in at the time) LAST SUMMER and finally got the update. What the heck, Bill.
08-02-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By TrojanHorse

If you were truly a nit picker your coordinates...

If you were truly a nit picker your coordinates would be more accurate...:) I hope you winter some place else :lol:
08-02-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By TrojanHorse

Thanks for the heads up - I wonder why those...

Thanks for the heads up - I wonder why those dodos don't let it install over night? I just clicked on "download an update" but I'm not going to be around this evening anyway.

I really need to...
08-02-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By TrojanHorse

Yeah, it's a nice route. I like it. :)

Yeah, it's a nice route. I like it. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,159
Posted By TrojanHorse

If you want carbon wheels and buy a new bike and...

If you want carbon wheels and buy a new bike and DON'T get disks... you're nuts. Some companies (november for one) don't even make rim brake carbon wheels anymore.

I have one set of rim brake...
08-01-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By TrojanHorse

ok to clarify, if the Marines leave Pendleton the...

ok to clarify, if the Marines leave Pendleton the land reverts to the state - the Feds don't get to sell it, develop it or what have you.

They could probably fix the federal deficit if they...
08-01-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By TrojanHorse

Eh, they're all Rubbies in there anyway (rich...

Eh, they're all Rubbies in there anyway (rich urban bikers), nothing to worry about. tunavic and I saw a couple of really sweet looking Indians there not too long ago - that's not exactly the...
08-01-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By TrojanHorse

I'd certainly start by making sure you're...

I'd certainly start by making sure you're inflating your tires to the max pressure (you can go lower later when you figure out what works). A decent floor pump with a pressure gauge is really a...
08-01-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By TrojanHorse

Well, do you pump your tires up before riding? ...

Well, do you pump your tires up before riding? Its probably not necessary every day but if you're getting flats and jumping curbs and what not, you should probably go to the max inflation listed on...
08-01-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By TrojanHorse

So... right before you turn into Santiago Canyon...

So... right before you turn into Santiago Canyon there's a little mini mall with a gas station. I always stop there and get a Subway™ sammich (extra pickles and mustard please!) and some fresh cold...
08-01-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By TrojanHorse

Actually, it looks like you don't have to worry...

Actually, it looks like you don't have to worry about that at all - the only RD they offer will accommodate all of their cassettes. ...
08-01-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By TrojanHorse

One thing to be cautions about is the take-up...

One thing to be cautions about is the take-up rating of the rear derailleur. Some have a "max tooth" cog they can handle, and then there's also the number of links they can absorb (big+big -...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By TrojanHorse

I think you'll find that the roubaix does magic...

I think you'll find that the roubaix does magic things to rough roads, especially with 28mm tires. The allez will be a little racier. (meaning shorter head tube, probably a little quicker...
08-01-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,466
Posted By TrojanHorse

That's the nice thing about Sidi shoes - you can...

That's the nice thing about Sidi shoes - you can replace most of the parts and soldier on. The replaceable heel pad is particularly nice, although the screw receiver on one pair of shoes spins now,...
08-01-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By TrojanHorse

Weird... I have a 58, a 58 and a 57.5. The 60...

Weird... I have a 58, a 58 and a 57.5. The 60 hangs on the garage wall... too big.
08-01-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By TrojanHorse

If you drive up the 15 near Corona, you'll see...

If you drive up the 15 near Corona, you'll see enough activity that makes you think they could find a buck or two for an I-5 bike path. Pedestrians are relegated to the 5 too!

The land on those...
08-01-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By TrojanHorse

If you don't currently have any hills that...

If you don't currently have any hills that require a 34/32 then go for the 50/34 and an 11-29 cassette. I have a 50/34 and 11-32 on one of my bikes and I do need that for a few hills around me (the...
08-01-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By TrojanHorse

Nobody cares about the roman numerals Jim, we've...

Nobody cares about the roman numerals Jim, we've demonstrated that again... and again... and again....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By TrojanHorse

My shoes are plenty stiff - sidi wire push. And...

My shoes are plenty stiff - sidi wire push. And they were an improvement over the old sidi genius 5 shoes I had before but still....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By TrojanHorse

Well, you just discovered the downside of...

Well, you just discovered the downside of slightly older bikes - the wide tire rage hadn't fully caught on. I think 28s would be too skinny for gravel and probably not good on anything looser than...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By TrojanHorse

I have an old 2012 Roubaix Expert with SRAM...

I have an old 2012 Roubaix Expert with SRAM Red... great bike, but I do like the looks of the new frame design better.

Keep the old one if you can swing it! I still use it for credit card...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By TrojanHorse

I used to use speedplay dating back to 1997......

I used to use speedplay dating back to 1997... first X then light action and I finally changed to Look Keo. Except for clipping in being harder (no need to align the pedal with speedplay) they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,021
Posted By TrojanHorse

Probably Aero. Fit and comfort trump marketing...

Probably Aero. Fit and comfort trump marketing slogans though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,360
Posted By TrojanHorse

Cool, I've never seen this thread or I would have...

Cool, I've never seen this thread or I would have put this pic in here back in 2015 when I took it! Touring through Tuscany.......
07-31-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By TrojanHorse

No point in throwing out the old wheels before...

No point in throwing out the old wheels before you have to - get them tuned up and enjoy until you NEED to spend more money.
07-31-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,614
Posted By TrojanHorse

Amen to that. I'm thinking of hitting the...

Amen to that.

I'm thinking of hitting the mean streets of OC for a ride to Oceanside on Saturday, or at least san clemente. Might melt, hard to say.
07-31-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,614
Posted By TrojanHorse

Welp, it was a completely different looking board...

Welp, it was a completely different looking board when the guy brought it in, so I resigned myself to paying out the nose. The price he quoted me included the service call(s) and installation, so I...
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