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10-22-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By TrojanHorse

Old tiagra RDs can only handle about a 26 tooth...

Old tiagra RDs can only handle about a 26 tooth large cog on a cassette, so you're very limited. (basing this on my wife's tiagra triple)

I purchased one of these: ...
10-22-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,492
Posted By TrojanHorse

That did suck. And I had rain booties and a rain...

That did suck. And I had rain booties and a rain jacket IN MY HOTEL ROOM.
10-22-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,492
Posted By TrojanHorse

I used to be like that about doubles. Bah. But...

I used to be like that about doubles. Bah. But please keep me away from the rando crowd, that's just full blast insanity right there.
10-22-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,492
Posted By TrojanHorse

That's not even the good video - I think we had...

That's not even the good video - I think we had one from behind? Maybe it's just memory. I would be terrified if he actually got into those aero bars. Tim and I were really dragging by that point...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By TrojanHorse

I drove down there 2 years ago to buy a bike from...

I drove down there 2 years ago to buy a bike from them. They would have shipped, but heck - NBD should be a celebration.

Guys in the shop were great, the shop itself is clean, well-lit and pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By TrojanHorse

Sigh, I can't wait till cycling "fashion" rotates...

Sigh, I can't wait till cycling "fashion" rotates back away from ski goggles.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By TrojanHorse

Cancer, in his case... third time is *not* a...

Cancer, in his case... third time is *not* a charm. :(

We were just reminiscing about a century we did with PhotoJoe (TdPS) back in 2016. Good times.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,703
Posted By TrojanHorse

I second the red white motion - make sure you...

I second the red white motion - make sure you sign up to get a 20% discount code. I'm not sure they're as long-lasting as my assos though, but I do enjoy them (I have two pair.)

Great bibs: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By TrojanHorse

My wife wanted a larger rear option on her 9...

My wife wanted a larger rear option on her 9 speed tiagra triple and the RD wouldn't accommodate a sprocket larger than (I want to say 26, it wasn't very big at all) so I had to get a MTB derailleur....
10-21-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,492
Posted By TrojanHorse

Well, we got impatient, not lucky. We took off...

Well, we got impatient, not lucky. We took off about as early as we could or it might have been worse. :)
10-21-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,492
Posted By TrojanHorse

You should have shared that knowledge with me...

You should have shared that knowledge with me last week dammit! :cry:

We did OK - grabbed our free meal and headed over to the buses, so our bikes got onto the back of truck #3...
10-21-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,492
Posted By TrojanHorse

No kidding, I think I saw him this weekend... ...

No kidding, I think I saw him this weekend... not really, but I did think about him!
10-21-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By TrojanHorse

I've been using reynold's assault wheels for...

I've been using reynold's assault wheels for years, no issues at all.

Rim braking is annoying with carbon wheels though and there is a definite, non-zero chance of destroying your rims due to over...
10-21-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,492
Posted By TrojanHorse

Yeah, we survived. I rode at my wife's pace, so...

Yeah, we survived. I rode at my wife's pace, so I didn't suffer like I would have if I were trying to keep up with you goons.

The downside... lots of dodgy riders in that speed bracket. SOOOOO...
10-21-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By TrojanHorse

I put this one on my wife's tiagra triple to get...

I put this one on my wife's tiagra triple to get more take-up capacity:

Shimano Deore 9-Speed Mountain Bicycle Rear Derailleur - RD-M591

works great. Make sure you get the one with the shift...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,830
Posted By TrojanHorse

That's the regular bike you get from Backroads...

That's the regular bike you get from Backroads when you do one of their tours. This was from 2015, so things have probably changed but it was a pretty nice ride once I made them put my own saddle on...
10-18-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,492
Posted By TrojanHorse

Doing the MS 150 ride with my wife tomorrow... ...

Doing the MS 150 ride with my wife tomorrow... Day 1 down to Carlsbad, Day 2 to San Diego, Mission bay and then a bus ride back to Irvine. I haven't been riding. AT ALL. Hopefully this jump...
09-18-19, 12:53 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 127,194
Posted By TrojanHorse

I just tried, it worked and elves are printing my...

I just tried, it worked and elves are printing my new seat post mount uh, soon. :)
09-17-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 127,194
Posted By TrojanHorse

Whoo baby! I assume the F12 is the same seat...

Whoo baby! I assume the F12 is the same seat post as the F10 / F8? DO you know one way or the other?

Will buy one the split second you put the link back up. :)
09-17-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,125
Posted By TrojanHorse

I have 1.7 years before fall centuries become...

I have 1.7 years before fall centuries become available. Daughter is off at college, so there goes any disposable income and son is on a ridiculously competitive water polo team so there goes all my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,376
Posted By TrojanHorse

No, definitely buy it. High odds the current...

No, definitely buy it. High odds the current owner wants a new one. :lol:
08-27-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,048
Posted By TrojanHorse

Not me, I'm too cheap to run the AC so it's...

Not me, I'm too cheap to run the AC so it's really too hot to ride inside lately.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By TrojanHorse

Well, I wouldn't give up just yet - reinflate it...

Well, I wouldn't give up just yet - reinflate it and go for a short ride before redoing your whole process.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,072
Posted By TrojanHorse

Good thing you guys didn't choose a name for your...

Good thing you guys didn't choose a name for your product that is already in use in the marketplace... and I don't need a pedal for my guitar at this point.
08-21-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,048
Posted By TrojanHorse

Wow, what an ass-hat. I don't think you could...

Wow, what an ass-hat. I don't think you could have been any further to the right either!

I got whacked from behind at the last TdPS I did... he went down pretty hard, I did not.
08-20-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By TrojanHorse

I have them and I generally use them when I'm...

I have them and I generally use them when I'm driving around with my bike. As already mentioned, they will NOT stop anybody with time or tools, but nobody will yank your bike off the back of the car...
08-20-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,247
Posted By TrojanHorse

Actually the WORST is when some triathlon uses...

Actually the WORST is when some triathlon uses the SGRT as part of their course - the riders seem to think that makes it a closed course for them.

There are idiots everywhere, not just on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By TrojanHorse

There is no wrong answer. DO whatever will...

There is no wrong answer. DO whatever will motivate you to go ride more. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By TrojanHorse

I have a 2017 Gan S ultegra (rim brakes)... it...

I have a 2017 Gan S ultegra (rim brakes)... it beats me up a little on long rides because it's more aggressive than my other bike (Spec Roubaix) but I do love riding it. Excel Sports is hawking demo...
08-19-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,048
Posted By TrojanHorse

I can't remember which edition of shimano...

I can't remember which edition of shimano shifters had the issue, but the shift cables would snap at the shifter, which makes it super fun to fix. I think it was probably the first few versions that...
08-15-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,664
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: 1,104
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: 18
Views: 1,086
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: 36
Views: 2,013
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: 31
Views: 2,464
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: 41
Views: 2,564
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: 268
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: 726
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: 136
Views: 13,564
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: 1,201
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: 3
Views: 1,536
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: 562
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: 83
Views: 6,048
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: 73
Views: 5,419
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: 28
Views: 1,605
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: 2,591
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: 83
Views: 6,048
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: 28
Views: 1,605
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: 1,164
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: 83
Views: 6,048
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. ...
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