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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Ogsarg

I would suggest test riding some bikes with disk...

I would suggest test riding some bikes with disk brakes and electronic shifting. These bikes will also probably have at least 28c tires with the ability to go wider. You may find the comfort of wider...
06-29-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Ogsarg

My Mom had a knee replaced at 89. Recovery was...

My Mom had a knee replaced at 89. Recovery was difficult but it did improve her ability to get around.

This kind of stuff is best to consult with the specialists. Talk to more than one if possible.
06-27-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,415
Posted By Ogsarg

You do know there are many many cages that are...

You do know there are many many cages that are less expensive, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Ogsarg

Some context on what kind of riding you want to...

Some context on what kind of riding you want to do will be helpful. Look is more of a climbing bike, where the Trek is an Endurance frame designed to be comfortable for long rides or rough pavement.
06-25-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By Ogsarg

Pump your tires up to within a couple of PSI of...

Pump your tires up to within a couple of PSI of normal then put your frame pump on and see how much effort is needed to get any more air into it. This will give you a reference for when you have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By Ogsarg

The problem with picking a bike for you is that...

The problem with picking a bike for you is that being new to cycling, you may not know what you want. After you've ridden a while,you may find that what you are looking for may change.

I do think...
06-25-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Ogsarg

The commute home upriver might be a bit tiring.

The commute home upriver might be a bit tiring.
06-24-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,387
Posted By Ogsarg

I have found that besides the individual, even...

I have found that besides the individual, even the saddle makes a difference. My old bike had a Selle Anatomica and I had some low-end Pactimo bibs that worked great. Later I bought some of their...
06-24-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By Ogsarg

I did some clothing for a Moto Guzzi group years...

I did some clothing for a Moto Guzzi group years ago and also found that bags are considerably less postage than any box. Can't recall where I got them but I bought about 100 poly shipping bags for...
06-24-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By Ogsarg

See if there is a bicycle co-op in your area....

See if there is a bicycle co-op in your area. They can assist with a build and perhaps loan the special tools you'll need.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Ogsarg

I am not familiar with either brand but generally...

I am not familiar with either brand but generally I would think the Opus is probably too big. Secondly the gearing doesn't look great if you have any hills. The Devinci seems like a better size and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Ogsarg

Considering that you mainly are looking to ride...

Considering that you mainly are looking to ride for exercise and recreation, I'd look closer at fixing up your old bike rather than spend all your money on something just because it's available. Why...
06-22-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By Ogsarg

Covid has allowed me to increase mileage a fair...

Covid has allowed me to increase mileage a fair amount so far. Before the lockdown, I would get up at 3:45 in the morning to get in a 15 mile ride before getting ready for the dreadful commute to...
06-22-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,990
Posted By Ogsarg

I would say your friend has a point. If what he...

I would say your friend has a point. If what he wants from a bike is to get exercise and enjoy scenery, a $5k bike really doesn't have much value over a much less expensive bike....at least not for...
06-22-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Ogsarg

I have the same bike as you and cannot imagine...

I have the same bike as you and cannot imagine anyone saying it is a rough ride unless it doesn't fit you properly or you're running way too high on the tire pressure. I chose the new Roubaix cause I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By Ogsarg

I use auto tire and wheel cleaner (make sure its...

I use auto tire and wheel cleaner (make sure its the kind that is ok for painted wheels) on my drivetrain as well as on grease, tar, or other hard to clean gunk anywhere. Works really well so far and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By Ogsarg

I hear it also works great on those $1700.00...

I hear it also works great on those $1700.00 Ceramicspeed pulley wheels....
06-18-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Ogsarg

I cannot imagine doing a century on a unicycle....

I cannot imagine doing a century on a unicycle. What's your average speed for something like that?

I did my first century about 5 weeks ago but I had been regularly doing 60-80 mile rides on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Ogsarg

I have big dorky looking helmet mounted mirror...

I have big dorky looking helmet mounted mirror that I use on my old beater mountain bike. For road biking, I use the Take a look. Despite the mirror being smaller, it actually works better.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ogsarg

I gave up on the GP4000's for that very reason....

I gave up on the GP4000's for that very reason. Had several sidewall flats and one blowout (lost all pressure in about 2 seconds) from hitting small rocks and general roadside debris. I am trying a...
06-15-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,693
Posted By Ogsarg

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Looking north from La Selva Beach park...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By Ogsarg

78 miles via roundabout route to the coast and up...

78 miles via roundabout route to the coast and up to La Selva Beach before heading back through Watsonville and back home. Fought a lot of wind on the outbound and enjoyed its company on the return.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 379,576
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By Ogsarg

If you have a decent understanding of bike...

If you have a decent understanding of bike maintenance/repair, I'd look in the used market. If you don't, check out bikesdirect.com. That is about the only place I can think of where you can find...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Ogsarg

The non-tubeless GP5000 I put on my DT Swiss...

The non-tubeless GP5000 I put on my DT Swiss wheels gave me the biggest fight I've ever experienced with a tire. Even with a koolstop jack, it was a major struggle. I'm hoping that stretched it some...
06-09-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,553
Posted By Ogsarg

My prediction: Integrated sensors will become...

My prediction: Integrated sensors will become common in the next few years. Advances in Mems technology and super high efficiency processors with built-in communications will make them so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Ogsarg

Forgetting the reviews for a minute, what is...

Forgetting the reviews for a minute, what is wrong with your current wheels? What weakness do you see in them?

While I am sure there are many nicer wheels, the ones you have are perfectly adequate...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By Ogsarg

I was worried about that as well. I really...

I was worried about that as well. I really dislike bulky cases. The case is actually very form fitting and the bulge for the lock is roughly 1/8" tall and it's in the center so setting it down it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By Ogsarg

Has never been an issue for me although I don't...

Has never been an issue for me although I don't run with the screen on constantly.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 379,576
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 520
Posted By Ogsarg

50 miles today. Across the valley and then up...

50 miles today. Across the valley and then up Fremont Peak. 3000 ft in about 8 miles. Strong winds but I hardly noticed them in the climb.
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06-07-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25,337
Views: 2,461,456
Posted By Ogsarg

Just over 50 miles with one kick @ss climb. Thank...

Just over 50 miles with one kick @ss climb. Thank god for that 34 cog.

...
06-07-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 500,693
Posted By Ogsarg

A couple from my climb up Fremont Peak. ...

A couple from my climb up Fremont Peak.


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06-06-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,420
Posted By Ogsarg

With that kind of budget, you're going to get a...

With that kind of budget, you're going to get a great bike, regardless. The question is whether it will be the bike that you'll want to keep forever and I don't think anyone can answer that but you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,990
Posted By Ogsarg

If he hadn't apologized, he probably could have...

If he hadn't apologized, he probably could have been pardoned by Trump and maybe been given a white house position to make up for his lost job. Now everyone hates him.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Ogsarg

I'm a fan of Pactimo kit. Their jerseys come in...

I'm a fan of Pactimo kit. Their jerseys come in both Aero and traditional fit. The traditional sounds a lot like what you are looking for.

I've also found that pearl izumi sizes are very generous....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By Ogsarg

Ram does make great stuff. That is what I used on...

Ram does make great stuff. That is what I used on my motorcycles but find it on the heavy side for the bike and not near as sleek looking as the Quadlock. Not sure how they compare cost wise, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,492
Posted By Ogsarg

Interesting. The few times I've had to take...

Interesting. The few times I've had to take prednisone, I absolutely hated how it made me feel. The last time a doc wanted to put me on it, I pushed back and after a bit, he said it wasn't absolutely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,990
Posted By Ogsarg

Anyone scrolled through the "Post your Titaniums"...

Anyone scrolled through the "Post your Titaniums" thread yet? That bar tape color is pretty distinctive.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Ogsarg

Velocity has some fairly basic ones. ...

Velocity has some fairly basic ones.

Velocity 650C wheelset (http://store.velocityusa.com/p/road-standard-wheelset-650c)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By Ogsarg

In my experience, there is the Quad lock, and...

In my experience, there is the Quad lock, and there is everything else. I had a hard time spending that kind of dough to hold a phone, but after looking at dozens of other phone holders, I picked one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,814
Posted By Ogsarg

So basically people should not have anything that...

So basically people should not have anything that they cannot use to it's full potential. Meaning about 99% of people who own sports cars shouldn't have them because they don't have the skill to get...
06-04-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,406
Posted By Ogsarg

I'm very happy with my Oakley prescription...

I'm very happy with my Oakley prescription glasses, but they're stupid expensive. Even after double VSP coverage, I considered them a real extravagance but they have all the attributes you're looking...
06-04-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By Ogsarg

For a light cleaning, I use waterless...

For a light cleaning, I use waterless car/motorcycle wash products. I think I'm currently using a Maguirs product and it works really well. I spray it on a clean towel and wide down as opposed to...
06-03-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By Ogsarg

Since you mentioned hills, the gearing on these...

Since you mentioned hills, the gearing on these two bikes is very different. A 34/32 low gear is pretty low but nothing like what the Jamis has. The All-City seems to me to be more of a road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,419
Posted By Ogsarg

Nice write up. I have a little over a thousand...

Nice write up. I have a little over a thousand miles on my leftover 19 Comp Di2 and agree about the amazing comfort of the bike on rough roads. My old beater MTB has 1.75" tires running 30/35 PSI and...
06-03-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Ogsarg

My earlier ones were not a metal body. Some kind...

My earlier ones were not a metal body. Some kind of composite I think. Platform size looks identical to the ultegra. I think they were the RS500 or RS550 pedals.
06-03-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Ogsarg

I put the entry level shimano SPD-SL pedals on my...

I put the entry level shimano SPD-SL pedals on my first road bike. As I recall they were 50-60 bucks. When I got a new bike about 6 months ago, I got Ultegra pedals for it. Not much difference to...
06-02-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Ogsarg

Congratulations. Eliminating that finished edge...

Congratulations. Eliminating that finished edge is just like adding 0.0000000000000000000006 watts of power.
06-02-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,395
Posted By Ogsarg

I consider myself a recreational rider, meaning I...

I consider myself a recreational rider, meaning I don't race and I'm not constantly looking for more speed, or endurance, etc. I just rode my first century a few weeks ago but generally ride 60-80...
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