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08-04-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By Ogsarg

That video of Janis at Monterey Pop always gives...

That video of Janis at Monterey Pop always gives me goosebumps. One of the greatest Rock moments ever put on film.
08-04-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Ogsarg

Wait till the pandemic is over. A significant...

Wait till the pandemic is over. A significant percentage of the bike purchases will be back on the market and there won't be much competition for them.

Finding a bargain in the current climate is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Ogsarg

72 miles and 3k climbing. Went to Pinnacles...

72 miles and 3k climbing. Went to Pinnacles National Park but added a detour on the way there and another on the way back so added about 10 miles and some hills.
08-02-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 509,667
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 387,981
Posted By Ogsarg

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Southside Rd. San Benito County, CA.
07-31-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ogsarg

While I appreciate aesthetics, I am a function...

While I appreciate aesthetics, I am a function over form person all the way. After making my fist serious descent (>10% grade with 10-20 MPH curves for 2+miles) with disks, I can say that I was very...
07-31-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 944
Posted By Ogsarg

That lack of gravity would also make it difficult...

That lack of gravity would also make it difficult to get traction between tire and surface making it difficult to accelerate and also might even make it difficult to balance on two wheels....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 808
Posted By Ogsarg

Unless you're racing, you should ask yourself how...

Unless you're racing, you should ask yourself how much you want to push the envelope. Out on a road that is open to the public, you have to be able to deal with whatever you encounter. Cars in your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By Ogsarg

I have a few different helmet liners but like the...

I have a few different helmet liners but like the Pace the best. It has an adjustable elastic band so should fit pretty much anyone. No issues with sunburn or overheating for me. I think I got mine...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,859
Posted By Ogsarg

The hub in my new bike is really loud but despite...

The hub in my new bike is really loud but despite that, I find that almost no one hears it when I'm coming up on them on a bike path.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Ogsarg

If its comfort you are after, I'd definitely want...

If its comfort you are after, I'd definitely want the ability to run wider tires. If switching will allow you to go to a bigger tire, then it might be worthwhile. If not, I'd wait till supply/demand...
07-27-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 680
Posted By Ogsarg

So if you find there is a consensus on putting it...

So if you find there is a consensus on putting it on the down tube, are you going to move it?

If it works for you, why would you care what others do?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 387,981
Posted By Ogsarg

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Some farm road near Castroville, CA
07-24-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Ogsarg

Have a machine shop make a couple of shoulder...

Have a machine shop make a couple of shoulder washers out of aluminum or steel. use the wide part of the washer on the outside of the fork. the diameter of the shoulder enough to get the clearance...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 673
Posted By Ogsarg

Biking on and off since you were little and never...

Biking on and off since you were little and never had a flat? I would say you are one of the luckiest people that ever rode a bicycle. I won't get into the whole tube/tubeless debate but whatever you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 348
Posted By Ogsarg

If you are using an iphone, you can always share...

If you are using an iphone, you can always share your location with the "Find My" App. That is what I use with my wife.
07-23-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By Ogsarg

I ride more than my birthday just about every...

I ride more than my birthday just about every Sunday so don't worry about doing anything special on that day. I like knowing that at 64 that I can ride my age and hope to be able to continue to do it...
07-21-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 509,667
Posted By Ogsarg

Managed to get a half-way decent pic of Comet...

Managed to get a half-way decent pic of Comet Neowise with my Canon S-95. Long exposure, ISO 3200. Small tabletop tripod setting on the roof of my car.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Ogsarg

Got a late start today. 10:00, which means more...

Got a late start today. 10:00, which means more wind to deal with. A bit slow the first twenty or so miles but got in a better groove later. Ended up with 85 miles at 16.3 average.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 387,981
Posted By Ogsarg

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Vega Rd. Somewhere outside of Watsonville.
07-19-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 509,667
Posted By Ogsarg

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Elkhorn Rd. The slough on either side. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ogsarg

In the Electronics, Lighting, and Gadgets forum...

In the Electronics, Lighting, and Gadgets forum there are threads about the best headlights and best taillights. Lots of good suggestions there.

You don't mention if you are using them for daytime...
07-16-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By Ogsarg

New bikes will have weight ratings so make sure...

New bikes will have weight ratings so make sure anything you look at is rated to handle your weight. A bike shop might be able to help you with suggestions. As was noted, entry level bikes are mostly...
07-13-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Ogsarg

That is what happened. The whole story is I went...

That is what happened. The whole story is I went to fill my tire for my Sunday ride and found it was 40PSI (typically >60) so I figured there was a slow leak and changed the tube. I was careful about...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,349
Posted By Ogsarg

Sounds like you've discovered cycling uses some...

Sounds like you've discovered cycling uses some different muscles than running and weightlifting. Many people have discovered the same.

I started biking again at 59 and struggled to ride 5 miles...
07-13-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By Ogsarg

Try using anti-seize instead of grease. Available...

Try using anti-seize instead of grease. Available at your local auto parts store or good hardware store.
07-13-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Ogsarg

A bit too much of a coincidence

With the last 3 Jerseys I've purchased, I got a flat the first time I wore them. What is up with that?

And why do flats always come in bunches? After going 6 months without one, I had 3 in 2 days....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By Ogsarg

The only roundabout I ever biked was the one...

The only roundabout I ever biked was the one around the Arc De Triomphe in Paris on a city bike. I realized when I got there that this is no place for bikes. 12 streets intersect at this roundabout,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19,516
Views: 4,132,040
Posted By Ogsarg

Just ordered a Bontrager Flare RT taillight to...

Just ordered a Bontrager Flare RT taillight to replace my Cygolite Hotshot pro, which no longer holds a charge. I hear it's a good daytime tail light, which is what I need it for.
07-09-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,307
Posted By Ogsarg

I'm a fan of Pactimo. Very good quality and most...

I'm a fan of Pactimo. Very good quality and most of their gear just has a small logo that isn't all that identifiable. It's pricey but they have some great sales on occasion, like 40-50% off.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19,516
Views: 4,132,040
Posted By Ogsarg

A Specialized jersey on sale (never tried any of...

A Specialized jersey on sale (never tried any of their kit) and their SWAT mini tool that attaches to the seat.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By Ogsarg

If a product has any weakness, no matter how...

If a product has any weakness, no matter how slight, it will be magnified 1000X on the internet.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ogsarg

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a20045553/to-...

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a20045553/to-catch-a-counterfeiter-the-sketchy-world-of-fake-bike-gear/

I think you underestimate how easy it is to knock stuff off. Even stuff that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ogsarg

Plenty of counterfeits of things that sell for a...

Plenty of counterfeits of things that sell for a whole lot less. Cleats are a great example.

A friend of mine who travels to China extensively said that knock-offs of virtually anything with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ogsarg

Also possible that it is a counterfeit. Not...

Also possible that it is a counterfeit. Not unheard of on Amazon for sure.
07-07-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Ogsarg

I bought 4 sets of knock-off SPD-SL cleats from...

I bought 4 sets of knock-off SPD-SL cleats from Ali Express for about 12 bucks. I figured if they really sucked, I could toss them. Functionally, I see no difference between them and the genuine...
07-07-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Ogsarg

Given the kind of riding you do, I think you...

Given the kind of riding you do, I think you might be disappointed with a hybrid. Might help your neck, but being more upright can be hard on the back and the aero penalty you pay will make the rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Ogsarg

I got a late start yesterday and it was hot....

I got a late start yesterday and it was hot. Managed 52 miles but my two bottles were not enough in the 90+ heat.

I got out today around 7:30 and got in a quick 40 miles before the heat gets bad....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 387,981
Posted By Ogsarg

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07-05-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 509,667
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
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: 372
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: 102
Views: 3,870
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: 421
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: 680
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: 770
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: 447
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: 2,258
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: 1,551
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: 540
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.
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