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02-07-21, 11:03 PM
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Posted By howardv

During Covid they don't do rentals or demos. But...

During Covid they don't do rentals or demos. But you can still take a new bike for a test ride around the block. At least they allowed that a few months ago.
02-03-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 262,598
Posted By howardv

From Helen's Cycles in Santa Monica. They're an...

From Helen's Cycles in Santa Monica. They're an authorized dealer for both Pinnarelo and Ibis (along other brands). Just a heads-up, my Pinnarelo was assembled horribly. Took it back mulltiple...
01-22-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,904
Posted By howardv

Thanks for all the advice. A bit of an update. ...

Thanks for all the advice. A bit of an update. I detest bifocals. Don't even use it at home. Just never got used to it. Love my Oakley Jawbreaker glasses and don't want to change or turn them...
11-23-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,363
Posted By howardv

More than a decade ago, I was a hard-core roller...

More than a decade ago, I was a hard-core roller blader. Used to clean my bearings religiously! Good clean bearings with light oil made a HUGE difference in skating. But they had to be cleaned and...
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Views: 904
Posted By howardv

Warning on purchasing an expensive Cycliq camera/light. Their warranty is useless.

In November 2019, I purchased a Cycliq Fly6 (Gen2) from my LBS (authorized dealer). Last month (11 months later during October 2020) it stopped turning on (with or without an SD card). I contacted...
10-26-20, 07:52 PM
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Views: 262,598
Posted By howardv

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Backbone trail in Malibu (Encinal to Yurba Bueno) on a misty...
09-12-20, 09:38 AM
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Views: 262,598
Posted By howardv

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View from Will Rogers Back Bone Trail near Santa Monica.
08-22-20, 10:35 AM
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Views: 262,598
Posted By howardv

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,217
Posted By howardv

Just FYI, I have updated my original post with...

Just FYI, I have updated my original post with the changes I made. Didn't want the results to get lost in the thread and make it easier on others who are contemplating the same change.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,217
Posted By howardv

Thank you everyone! I just ordered the Ultegra...

Thank you everyone! I just ordered the Ultegra 11-32. Hopefully, it will fit with reigning back the B-screw as much as possible. And I never cross-chain, so chain length should be ok. I'll report...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,217
Posted By howardv

Should I get lower gears for help in climbing?

I'm mainly a mountain biker. My MTB has the SRAM 1x12 drivetrain and I can pretty much climb any trail in the granny gear (30T chainring x 50T). I'm in my 50's and do ok climbing trails. For example,...
09-16-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 19,768
Posted By howardv

I almost got doored - yet most drivers blame me. How do we improve car culture?

I recently posted a video where I almost got doored in a non-bike related forum. Every single response blame me. Some say I rode too close to the parked car, so it was my fault. Others say I should...
06-04-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,860
Posted By howardv

I recently did substantial research on e-bike...

I recently did substantial research on e-bike insurance. Most homeowner's policies don't cover e-bikes because they are considered "motorized" and need their own policy. While a regular bicycle is...
06-04-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,702
Posted By howardv

I'm very late to this thread, but here is a video...

I'm very late to this thread, but here is a video I made yesterday of my new utility e-bike customized for TWO dogs:

https://youtu.be/ripg0M6aDAk
10-23-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,431
Posted By howardv

We have tons of the dockless e-scooters and...

We have tons of the dockless e-scooters and e-bikes all over Santa Monica. Unfortunately, you can't fix stupid and inconsiderate users. When I find one blocking a path, I don't knock it down, I...
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