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10-04-07, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,657
Posted By sbornia

My experience, fwiw: - From 1993-1996, I...

My experience, fwiw:

- From 1993-1996, I flew with C02 cartridges in my checked luggage (and maybe carry-on, can't recall) numerous times within the U.S. and Europe. No problems.
- In 1996, when...
09-20-07, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,595
Posted By sbornia

When you made this comparison, did either of the...

When you made this comparison, did either of the hubs seem "better" in any way? Say, in terms of finish, machining, bearing smoothness, or anything else that caught your eye?
09-20-07, 12:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,595
Posted By sbornia

Nope, those are loose ball/cone & cup bearings. I...

Nope, those are loose ball/cone & cup bearings. I know the OP was looking for sealed bearing, but it looks like you can't get them AND solid flanges from Formula.
09-19-07, 10:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,595
Posted By sbornia

Business Cycles appears to have high-flange...

Business Cycles appears to have high-flange Formulas, fixed/fixed and fixed/free, with solid (no cut-out) flanges. See here:

http://businesscycles.com/trcomp.htm#hubs...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-07, 07:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,663
Posted By sbornia

Put some talcum or baby powder on your legs after...

Put some talcum or baby powder on your legs after shaving, and it may reduce or eliminate any irritation caused by the razor. I've been doing this for 10 years now, and it works well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-06, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,870
Posted By sbornia

Anyone ride Pegoretti 8:30am or Fina Estampa?

Looking for some first-hand experience with either of these models ...say, ride and build quality compared to other alu frames? I know that Pegoretti's generally get rave reviews, but I haven't seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,623
Posted By sbornia

A friend of mine takes along rolled up flour...

A friend of mine takes along rolled up flour tortillas with pb&j or pb&bannana inside. Pretty compact and no mess.
10-05-06, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,870
Posted By sbornia

I've used the black Superfeet...

I've used the black Superfeet (http://www.superfeet.com/) for several years. They're one of the thinnest Superfeet models, but still thicker than the stock Sidi inner soles, so make sure there's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-06, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By sbornia

During the fall and winter, I go to a Bikram...

During the fall and winter, I go to a Bikram (hot) yoga class twice a week. It's a great complement to cycling, and has increased my flexibility significantly.

If your yoga studio offers an early...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-06, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By sbornia

Speedgoat.com is very good. Located in PA I...

Speedgoat.com is very good. Located in PA I believe. Also try Colorado Cyclist and Excel Sports.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-06, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By sbornia

I have had several sets of White Hubs over the...

I have had several sets of White Hubs over the years, and am currently riding a set of H1s laced to Velocity Aeroheads. Excellent hubs -- smooth, well built, and user-serviceable, too. Customer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-06, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By sbornia

FWIW, King hubs won't take Campy cassettes. ...

FWIW, King hubs won't take Campy cassettes.

+1 for the White H1 hubs if you can stretch your budget. I've put about 2k miles on a set, and they ride great. White stuff is also very...
09-24-06, 07:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,797
Posted By sbornia

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-06, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,163
Posted By sbornia

I have the setback Thomson post (in black, fwiw)...

I have the setback Thomson post (in black, fwiw) on different three bikes...will post pix later.
09-18-06, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,436
Posted By sbornia

Great tire. I've bought them from TriSports,...

Great tire. I've bought them from TriSports, which gives a discount when you buy three or more.

http://www.trisports.com/vredfortric.html

You might be able to get the discount if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-06, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By sbornia

The sign says November 1.

The sign says November 1.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-06, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By sbornia

I bought my IF from their shop in Berkeley a few...

I bought my IF from their shop in Berkeley a few years ago. Delivery was pretty close to the date promised, but since then I have found other shops that offer better fit advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-06, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By sbornia

Thanks, guys, that's exactly what I hoped to...

Thanks, guys, that's exactly what I hoped to learn. I've been riding around it on Skyline and Redwood the last few weeks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-06, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By sbornia

I run that combo on my CX bike with a 12-27...

I run that combo on my CX bike with a 12-27 cassette. The gearing isn't bad for the road -- easy to spin out on most downhills, but it's decent for flats and hills.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By sbornia

Berkeley/Oakland -- Pinehurst closure question

Howdy --

I know that the section of Pinehurst from Canyon Road to Skyline Blvd. is closed right now for repairs, but was curious to see if anyone has tried to ride through it...say, on the...
09-13-06, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By sbornia

I have one that I bought from Webcyclery...

I have one that I bought from Webcyclery (http://webcyclery.com/product.php?productid=17202&cat=0&page=). Works great.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-06, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 679
Posted By sbornia

I used to work in Italy and have gone back...

I used to work in Italy and have gone back several times for bike vacations, so here are a few suggestions:

1) Fully-catered group tour

If you want to meet new people, Andy Hampsten's Cinghiale...
09-12-06, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By sbornia

+1 Seems to me that head tube length is far...

+1

Seems to me that head tube length is far more important, especially for threadless forks/stems that don't offer vertical adjustment like quills do. If the head tube is too short for what your...
09-11-06, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By sbornia

I use a SS mtb geared 36x16 for around-town...

I use a SS mtb geared 36x16 for around-town rides...I wish I had a slightly bigger gear for the flats, but it's nice as-is for the hills around Berkeley.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-06, 02:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,266
Posted By sbornia

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-06, 01:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,266
Posted By sbornia

This has got to be a joke post.

This has got to be a joke post.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-06, 10:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,007
Posted By sbornia

+1 That makes a great 110-mile loop...well,...

+1

That makes a great 110-mile loop...well, a figure eight loop.
09-08-06, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By sbornia

That's the rim my ENO wheel uses. I didn't build...

That's the rim my ENO wheel uses. I didn't build it, so am not 100% sure of the spoke length, but they measure *about* 260mm. The guys at Webcyclery should know for sure.
...
09-07-06, 03:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,986
Posted By sbornia

Have you emailed the sales dept. at Bob Jackson...

Have you emailed the sales dept. at Bob Jackson with your geometry questions? I did this earlier in the year, asking specifically about the 21.5" frame. Here's the reply I received:

"A 21.5 has...
09-05-06, 06:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,986
Posted By sbornia

Business Cycles has the Bareknuckle (Nessuno) for...

Business Cycles has the Bareknuckle (Nessuno) for $580, and Speedgoat sells it for $575, both pre-shipping. A few months ago, some shops in SF were selling them for closer to $500.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-06, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By sbornia

+1 on custom frame. Since you're in the Bay...

+1 on custom frame.

Since you're in the Bay Area, you've got easy access to a bunch: Steelman, as fogrider suggested, plus Taylor, Soulcraft, Sycip, Mikkelsen, Ed Litton, and probably some others...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-06, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By sbornia

+1 for rollers Still a good workout, but...

+1 for rollers

Still a good workout, but definitely causes more numbness that riding outdoors.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-06, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By sbornia

Check out Sheldon Brown's article:...

Check out Sheldon Brown's article: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/lock-strategy.html

I use an OnGuard u-lock (Bulldog, I think) in the manner Sheldon suggests, plus a Kryptonite cable lock around the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-06, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,432
Posted By sbornia

+4 I have this model on four different...

+4

I have this model on four different bikes. Saddles are obviously a very personal choice, but I've found the Terry Fly Ti to be comfortably firm without being rock-like. Good support for 100...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-06, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By sbornia

Are your bar heights on the two bikes the same?...

Are your bar heights on the two bikes the same? And are you using the same saddle on each, so that you're sitting more or less the same way?

To see if the seatpost setback is causing the problem,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-06, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By sbornia

I got one as well. Haven't ordered anything from...

I got one as well. Haven't ordered anything from CC in months.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-06, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By sbornia

Not sure if WebCyclery.com rents road bikes, as...

Not sure if WebCyclery.com rents road bikes, as they're more of a mountain bike-oriented shop. But they are super nice people and know the Bend area very well, so at a mininum they can give you some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-06, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By sbornia

I have a CX bike that has a nice, effective mix...

I have a CX bike that has a nice, effective mix of both:

- Chris King hubs with 9-speed Dura Ace 12-27 cassette
- Chorus front and rear derailleurs
- Chorus 9-speed brifters
- FSA crank and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-06, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By sbornia

That area is so beautiful...I'm trying to figure...

That area is so beautiful...I'm trying to figure out how to move from SF to Bend and still pay the mortgage.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-06, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,015
Posted By sbornia

Buh-bye. Next time, bring your spell-checker. ...

Buh-bye. Next time, bring your spell-checker.

</idiotic non-responsive interjection>
08-29-06, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By sbornia

The spin classes at my gym (Berkeley Ironworks)...

The spin classes at my gym (Berkeley Ironworks) are probably an anomoly -- no "energizer bunny" music and dance moves, just real, cycling-centric workouts. Most of the instructors ride on the road,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-06, 11:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,990
Posted By sbornia

How about a Subaru WRX wagon -- a blast to drive,...

How about a Subaru WRX wagon -- a blast to drive, AWD, and about the size of a Golf.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-06, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By sbornia

I believe this is actually pretty common -- soft,...

I believe this is actually pretty common -- soft, blander foods are easier for many people to stomach during endurance events. When I did the Mt Tam Double a few weeks ago, I couldn't tolerate any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-06, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By sbornia

You may also find it useful to get a book on...

You may also find it useful to get a book on bicycle maintenance...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 10:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,018
Posted By sbornia

This page lists some other hotels...

This page lists some other hotels (http://everestchallenge.com/ec30.htm), but it seems to be an old listing for the 2003 event. Not sure if the location is the same this year.

FWIW, the event...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,381
Posted By sbornia

Anyone riding a Serotta Coeur d'Acier?

Howdy - I was checking out the Coeur d'Acier online, and wanted to see if anyone here has one -- in particular, the version with carbon seatstays. If you're riding this bike, I'd appreciate any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 12:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,397
Posted By sbornia

As others have suggested earlier in this thread,...

As others have suggested earlier in this thread, you should take a look at Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach. I've listed those in rough north...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-06, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By sbornia

As you may have already noticed, spinning classes...

As you may have already noticed, spinning classes led by cyclists -- as opposed to energizer-bunny aerobics instructors -- are very good. No substitute for real rides, but definitely a good way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 06:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,362
Posted By sbornia

Here's another IF Ti CJ...along with its...

Here's another IF Ti CJ...along with its great-grandfather, my 1990 Fat City Yo Eddy (converted to SS via a White eccentric ENO hub)

http://www.mightypenmarketing.com/if-profile.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-06, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,873
Posted By sbornia

I've used Silca, Park, and now Blackburn's Air...

I've used Silca, Park, and now Blackburn's Air Tower 4 (http://www.blackburndesign.com/floor_pumps.html), and it's definitely the best of the bunch.
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