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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Ogsarg

If you have enough time to activate your horn,...

If you have enough time to activate your horn, you have more than enough time to avoid whatever danger is posed by whoever you are honking at. If you're counting on someone hearing you to be safe,...
02-24-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,860
Posted By Ogsarg

Assume everyone is out to get you and ride...

Assume everyone is out to get you and ride accordingly. Never do anything based on what you expect someone to do.

Being in the right after getting hit does no good.

Obstruct traffic as little...
02-23-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Ogsarg

Something else to think about when considering a...

Something else to think about when considering a used bike. Do you have the knowledge to look it over carefully to make sure it is in good shape? No cracks in Carbon Frame? Wheels true? Drive train...
02-22-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,361
Posted By Ogsarg

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Artichokes as far as the eye can see. Castroville, CA...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,647
Views: 432,237
Posted By Ogsarg

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Part of the Pacific Coast Bike Trail near Watsonville, CA
02-20-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 858
Posted By Ogsarg

A friend I use to go motorcycle riding with...

A friend I use to go motorcycle riding with always kept a p&S camera attached to a lanyard around her neck. No need to pull it out of a pocket. I tried doing that and it just didn't feel right. I...
02-19-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,361
Posted By Ogsarg

Wow! It takes a lot to knock over a tree that...

Wow! It takes a lot to knock over a tree that old. Very fortunate it didn't fall on anyone's house.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,079
Posted By Ogsarg

People seem to forget that products are generally...

People seem to forget that products are generally not priced based on their cost to produce. They are priced based on what the market will pay. This is why we have marketing as a profession; to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19,838
Views: 4,312,055
Posted By Ogsarg

A non-thermal long sleeve jersey for those...

A non-thermal long sleeve jersey for those in-between weather days. On clearance....
02-18-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Ogsarg

How light do you think you can go? 20 pounds vs...

How light do you think you can go? 20 pounds vs 26 pounds up one flight of stairs is probably not going to make much difference. What might make sense is to get a folding bike that is easier to carry...
02-18-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 837
Posted By Ogsarg

I would definitely want some good fenders on that...

I would definitely want some good fenders on that bike
02-18-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Ogsarg

Hold the parts for another 20 years when 18-speed...

Hold the parts for another 20 years when 18-speed mind-controlled shifting is the hot ticket and old luddites will pay big bucks for ancient technology.
02-18-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By Ogsarg

Another video that thinks people are too stupid...

Another video that thinks people are too stupid to make their own choices. I personally have not built up a bike from parts but I can see the logic behind it; especially if you have something very...
02-18-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By Ogsarg

Only the ones that aren't stupid.

Only the ones that aren't stupid.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 788,861
Posted By Ogsarg

Pactimo is just starting their winter close out...

Pactimo is just starting their winter close out sale. Popular sizes go really fast.

Pactimo Winter Sale (https://www.pactimo.com/pages/cycling-clothing-sale)
02-17-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By Ogsarg

Having to go back and edit the ride to change...

Having to go back and edit the ride to change bikes is a major flaw for a dedicated cycling computer in my opinion. There are 87 other settings for an activity, why not the bike/gear? Doesn't seem...
02-17-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,348
Posted By Ogsarg

Never had a Brooks but I do have a Selle...

Never had a Brooks but I do have a Selle Anatomica X-2 (which I understand is similar) on my old Roubaix and liked it just fine.
02-16-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By Ogsarg

The issue with old tires is sidewall cracks and...

The issue with old tires is sidewall cracks and the fact it gets hard and therefore doesn't perform the same when cornering. Cracks you can see and if you're not riding aggressively, you probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,932
Posted By Ogsarg

According to Bicycle Blue book, it had a GT brand...

According to Bicycle Blue book, it had a GT brand stem but I don't understand the need to get the correct one unless you're doing a museum restoration or something. Stems are commonly replaced and if...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By Ogsarg

If the bikes are used, you definitely want to...

If the bikes are used, you definitely want to check them both over in regards to condition but many bikes get bought and hardly ridden so something a few years old should not stop you at all. My...
02-14-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,115
Posted By Ogsarg

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Some scrap lumber; mostly 2 X 2's, a few screws, and a little labor. Works...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ogsarg

In my case, the Schwalbe tubeless tires were way...

In my case, the Schwalbe tubeless tires were way easier to put on the rims than the GP5000 clincher, which was a major PITA even with a kool-stop jack.
02-14-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,226
Posted By Ogsarg

Oh fer cryin out loud. It could not possibly be...

Oh fer cryin out loud. It could not possibly be that people (including pros) prefer the feel/performance of discs that caused their popularity. No, it must be the evil marketing people that are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ogsarg

My LBS quoted $25/wheel after buying tires and...

My LBS quoted $25/wheel after buying tires and everything else from them. Seemed high to me so decided to do it myself. Even with never doing it before it didn't warrant spending that much and it'll...
02-11-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,743
Posted By Ogsarg

I live on the central coast and there are plenty...

I live on the central coast and there are plenty of roads to take. I like the use of Reservation road off 1 to get over near the 101 corridor. Most of it has a good shoulder and not much traffic...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By Ogsarg

The one thing I insist on trying on before buying...

The one thing I insist on trying on before buying is a helmet. Besides the size, the shape is also important for comfort. It is worth spending some time driving around and trying different helmets in...
02-10-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,893
Posted By Ogsarg

One of the sponsors, Jimmy Panetta, is my rep and...

One of the sponsors, Jimmy Panetta, is my rep and I will definitely write him. I don't have a problem with incentivizing activities that improve the environment, etc. but I believe the benefit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19,838
Views: 4,312,055
Posted By Ogsarg

Red Zeppelin CO2 inflator with a couple of 16g...

Red Zeppelin CO2 inflator with a couple of 16g cartridges. Now that I have tubeless, I can't count on the mini pump working. Hopefully I won't have to use it for a very long time.
02-08-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,797
Posted By Ogsarg

Not sure what you consider a steep hill but in my...

Not sure what you consider a steep hill but in my case, there is no way I could get up some of the hills I ride on a 50T front ring even out of the saddle. Even if I could, why go through the...
02-08-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,761
Posted By Ogsarg

It sounds like you like your current bike but...

It sounds like you like your current bike but think you may be missing something by not being able to run wider tires, electronic shifting, and discs. In my opinion, these are things that definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,542
Posted By Ogsarg

Since you're planning to have it looked over by a...

Since you're planning to have it looked over by a mechanic, I'd wait to see what they say. If he tells you it's been immaculately maintained, you may find it worth the asking price. If he tells you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,309
Posted By Ogsarg

I guess if I was riding where I needed to be on...

I guess if I was riding where I needed to be on the brakes constantly for 5-10 minutes at a time and having the rotors warp, I wouldn't be happy with them either. On the other hand, what happens to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,647
Views: 432,237
Posted By Ogsarg

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Road to Sunset Beach
02-07-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,361
Posted By Ogsarg

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Sunset Beach near Watsonville, CA
02-07-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By Ogsarg

My older bike is a dark blue color with orange...

My older bike is a dark blue color with orange bar tape, cable housings, bottle cages, and saddlebag. People would often ask if I'm a Broncos fan.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Ogsarg

Experiment with wider tires will have to wait

Due to getting a flat every few hundred miles, I decided to go tubeless on my 19 Roubaix. I still had the original Specialized Turbo28C tire in the front and the rear had been changed to a GP5000...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By Ogsarg

The future shock is designed to absorb jarring...

The future shock is designed to absorb jarring kinds of bumps and you should not have it activating from sprinting, etc. The reason for using the heavy spring on the bumpiest roads is to keep it from...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By Ogsarg

I got in about 450 miles in Jan. Considering I...

I got in about 450 miles in Jan. Considering I missed 2 weekends due to a garage project and we had some rainy days, I'm pretty happy with that.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't know the UK market but the price for the...

I don't know the UK market but the price for the 2014 seems pretty high but used bikes are getting a premium now. Might be worthwhile saving a few more pounds and going with a new Roubaix even if you...
01-29-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,509
Posted By Ogsarg

I wear prescription glasses so no choice to go...

I wear prescription glasses so no choice to go without but even if I didn't need them, I would wear them. Bugs, dust, debris, etc. plus just the constant flow of dry air is fatiguing. Beyond the...
01-26-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,628
Posted By Ogsarg

I have only had 2-3 pieces of PI kit but they all...

I have only had 2-3 pieces of PI kit but they all fit bigger than any other brand I've owned, which I find very odd. I have a long sleeve lightweight jersey in medium that is bigger than any large...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Ogsarg

Is it possible to provide any less information?...

Is it possible to provide any less information? They have been making the Synapse a pretty long time in aluminum and carbon and with lots of different levels of components. $1,000.00 could be a...
01-21-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,299
Posted By Ogsarg

If a huge gear range is what you want, go for it...

If a huge gear range is what you want, go for it but it's pretty easy to see why it's not something that is offered by mainstream companies. I mean really, not many people expect to haul their...
01-19-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,738
Posted By Ogsarg

Almost always have a craft beer of some kind...

Almost always have a craft beer of some kind after a ride of more than a few hours. Usually follow that up with several glasses of water.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By Ogsarg

Just curious but why is the height from the...

Just curious but why is the height from the ground important?
01-13-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,551
Posted By Ogsarg

I think its natural to be apprehensive about...

I think its natural to be apprehensive about getting back out there but everyone is different. For me, the most important thing is trying to learn from the incident. What might have prevented you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ogsarg

The only thing I can think of that is available...

The only thing I can think of that is available now would be completely hidden cabling/wiring or perhaps storage in the frame for spare tube, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By Ogsarg

Pretty common on modern bikes and not just...

Pretty common on modern bikes and not just endurance frames. Generally it is rare to need to turn the bars enough to hit your toe. I wear a 9.5 and have that issue on my Roubaix. Has not been a...
01-11-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Ogsarg

Man, it's just bar tape. The only experience that...

Man, it's just bar tape. The only experience that matters is yours. Pick one and give it a go.
01-11-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By Ogsarg

I recently got a Garmin 530 and not in love with...

I recently got a Garmin 530 and not in love with it so far. If you're used to the Garmin logic, you will probably like it better but I find their user interface to be clunky and not intuitive at all....
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