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07-08-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,938
Posted By bikeme

Howdy, yes--probably is shorter. It is on the...

Howdy, yes--probably is shorter. It is on the opposite (West) side of the river. They weren't clear you take it and the posted signs of Do Not Enter (valid any other time) cast further doubt to take...
07-08-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By bikeme

I had 160s F and R and upsized the front to a 180...

I had 160s F and R and upsized the front to a 180 and it's plenty. I ride XC/Trail not enduro or DH. I can tell the diff with the 180 (the max for my fork)
07-08-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By bikeme

Snug is subjective. I have a Pedro's 2-15 nM mini...

Snug is subjective. I have a Pedro's 2-15 nM mini torque wrench (my axles are labeled 10-12 nM) That taught me so I could learn by feel. Now I just use a long allen key. BTW, BikeTiresDirect.com...
07-08-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,938
Posted By bikeme

I rode it on 7/7 and there's a 4 mile (my guess)...

I rode it on 7/7 and there's a 4 mile (my guess) DG path you must ride between MacArthur and Adams. It's pretty hard packed but there are some shallow soft spots ready to take out skinny road tires....
06-30-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,180
Posted By bikeme

Is there a better than average bike crowd there...

Is there a better than average bike crowd there on July 4th? I mean that in a positive way as in like what would be at a paid organized ride a la century, metric, i.e. more fun to be climbing,...
06-30-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By bikeme

Mount Wilson?

A friend is proposing a road ride up and down it midweek...although he's ridden it, he wouldn't tell me much---hmmm? How long is it up, vert, shoulder/lane? I've done GMR/GRR and felt comfortable on...
05-27-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By bikeme

At one point, before Iron Gate St., I was at...

At one point, before Iron Gate St., I was at 46rpm and 4.4 mph, lol! I'm getting the 11-32!!
05-22-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By bikeme

Road bike gearing for So Cal mountains?

I just rode GMR/GRR to Mount Baldy with a 34/28 and was pretty good for the most part but I could tell I was working harder than similarly fit friends. Going to the ski lifts with it was brutal. Iím...
05-17-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By bikeme

Hey, Adam--thanks! Good info. Another issue--the...

Hey, Adam--thanks! Good info. Another issue--the mtb is a 2013 and it's a fine bike but I'm due for a new one (I just keep replacing drivetrain components), so investing in something that may only...
05-17-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By bikeme

Powermeter for multiple bikes?

I'm considering getting one and want to know if there's a brand/model that I can easily switch between two bikes (road and mtb). I know some are hub-based, crank arms, and others are pedals--not sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By bikeme

What replaced Michelin Pro4 Service Course Clinchers?

I'm confused about its replacement? Any Insight?
05-10-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By bikeme

Steve B. 's advice is very good--you need to push...

Steve B. 's advice is very good--you need to push the beads to the center, this gives you some play. When doing this, I can get most tires on with thumbs or fingers only--sometimes finishing off just...
05-01-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By bikeme

You're welcome. Pads do come in different styles....

You're welcome. Pads do come in different styles. The easiest thing to do is remove your old ones and match the part number on the back of the pad as well as visually match at your LBS or online....
05-01-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 374
Posted By bikeme

Got it. I've had new tubes leak where the valve...

Got it. I've had new tubes leak where the valve was moulded-into the tube body. Same with some I had in my saddle pack for a long time too. If you're getting snakebites, you should up your psi.
05-01-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By bikeme

It's not the perforations making the noise--all...

It's not the perforations making the noise--all rotors have perfs. Upgrading the brakes would get you better braking (lighter weight, crisper action/modulation) but is not the cost-effective solution...
05-01-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 374
Posted By bikeme

Did you originally get a flat from a puncture? if...

Did you originally get a flat from a puncture? if so, a glass shard or thorn might still be in the tire casing and giving you a slow leak puncture. Take off the tire and run a cotton ball around the...
05-01-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By bikeme

Chris, good you took it apart. I didn't, and...

Chris, good you took it apart. I didn't, and still don't, think the lock ring had any bearing on it (no pun int. lol) I find that a good lean on a flat wrench gets me 40 nM (I use a torque wrench on...
05-01-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By bikeme

I've never had that happen with my Ultegra, only...

I've never had that happen with my Ultegra, only issues at the far ends like my 11 or 28, what you're going thru sounds frustrating. When I get stuck like you are, I start from scratch:

First a...
05-01-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By bikeme

I posted this on another thread but thought it...

I posted this on another thread but thought it might be helpful here:

A friend who lives in SC did some recon the other day (roughly 4/29) and said the trestles path is closed to all traffic....
05-01-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By bikeme

A friend who lives in SC did some recon the other...

A friend who lives in SC did some recon the other day (roughly 4/29) and said the trestles path is closed to all traffic. San-O Bluffs Campground is also closed for camping and all traffic. I was...
04-24-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By bikeme

Pipeline Truck Trail/Mendimen Ranch Road near Corona?

Anyone ever ride through there? Pipeline and Mendimen both have Strava segments on them but I wonder if you can connect the where they meet--are there locked gates separating them? As a side note...
04-20-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By bikeme

I've used SART a lot before the corona virus mess...

I've used SART a lot before the corona virus mess and have enjoyed the absence of the homeless encampments. I was hoping for streets (less people for better distancing). SART up my way has been a zoo...
04-20-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By bikeme

Trestles Trail?

I briefly saw on a surfing forum (can't find it now) that the path that surfers and cyclists use to connect to Trestles and Basilone Road was closed, probably due to social distancing concerns. Do...
04-20-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By bikeme

Good point, lol! I'm near SART in AH/YL but am...

Good point, lol! I'm near SART in AH/YL but am happy to ride west on whatever street needed to get to a beach-bound one.
04-19-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By bikeme

Use grease if it's an alloy frame. Use carbon...

Use grease if it's an alloy frame. Use carbon friction paste if it's a carbon frame. Carbon frames shouldn't be torqued tighter than 5-6 nM! The friction paste helps it grab at low torque. Too much...
04-19-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By bikeme

The torque is only 6nM to 8nM.

The torque is only 6nM to 8nM.
04-19-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By bikeme

My Deore XT M8000s have a dished, conical, and a...

My Deore XT M8000s have a dished, conical, and a flat. 5 seems extreme and would cause slop, I'd think.
04-19-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By bikeme

When you are "manually adjusting the position",...

When you are "manually adjusting the position", are you doing so by loosening the bolts then squeezing the brake lever and holding it tight to let the caliper self-center, then tightening the bolts,...
04-19-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By bikeme

Best street to Huntington Beach?

Hi all, what's the best street from inland OC to Huntington Beach (Brookhurst, Newland, Magnolia, Beach, et al)? Things to consider: traffic, bike lane or wider shoulder, pavement condition, etc. I'm...
04-13-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By bikeme

I use Fox Ranger and Troy Lee Designs Air, both...

I use Fox Ranger and Troy Lee Designs Air, both are long fingers with no padding. No padding gives be better bar feel; pads have always given me sore or numb spots on both my road bike and mtb.
04-12-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,560
Posted By bikeme

Thanks for clarifying about the chest strap....

Thanks for clarifying about the chest strap. You're in awesome shape and have been blessed with a great cardio system!! It is recommended for guys over 50 to increase their High Intensity Interval...
04-12-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,560
Posted By bikeme

Are you wearing a chest strap or wrist HRM? The...

Are you wearing a chest strap or wrist HRM? The chest is very accurate, wrist-worn are not and tend to run higher than actual beats, especially in the upper ranges or when running (arm swing messes...
04-09-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,192
Posted By bikeme

When I train or race XC, I wear what would...

When I train or race XC, I wear what would considered a roadie kit. When I'm fun riding my mtb and want extra pocket storage, I just wear mtb baggie shorts over a pair of roadie shorts or bibs. I...
04-07-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By bikeme

Yep, that's what I follow. I wait until .5mm...

Yep, that's what I follow. I wait until .5mm barely will go in. Once I didn't check for the longest time and the .75mm went in and was also sloppy, lol! That was time for a new chain and cassette. I...
04-05-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
Posted By bikeme

If youíre a big guy, you should look into a...

If youíre a big guy, you should look into a sturdier trail or enduro-rated rim to have a wheel built up.
04-05-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By bikeme

That road has never gone through. The only way to...

That road has never gone through. The only way to Laguna Beach is via Hwy 133/Laguna Canyon or to South Laguna via Crown Valley Parkway.

Alternative ideas:
It isn't Laguna but you can take the...
04-01-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,346
Posted By bikeme

I thought I had that defined as must travel far,...

I thought I had that defined as must travel far, must be long, lots of elevation, fast pace, PRs, etc. I had that view turned upside down a couple months back on local roads when I ran into a friend...
03-28-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By bikeme

How far off are wrist HRMs?

I know that chest straps are the most accurate. Have any of you compared what a wrist one (Apple watch in particular) records vs what a chest one (connected to a Wahoo or Garmin) does? Thanks!
03-27-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By bikeme

If you're open to other brands, I really like...

If you're open to other brands, I really like Kenda's BoosterPro. They come in 26, 27.5, and 29 with widths from 2.2 to 2.6. There are two versions: a super light race day (TR) model and an everyday...
03-24-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By bikeme

I have 180mm front and 160mm rear on my XC...

I have 180mm front and 160mm rear on my XC bike--I used to have a 160mm on the front but enjoy the stopping power of the larger disc on steep, tech descents. I'm seeing 203mm on enduro and DH bikes...
03-24-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By bikeme

If you find a different 2.1 or even a 2.2, check...

If you find a different 2.1 or even a 2.2, check where the brake pads hit the rim once it's mounted. Sometimes a different tire in the same size or a bigger one will get its sidewalls cut upon...
03-13-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,001
Posted By bikeme

I guess all this bantering on the thread is moot...

I guess all this bantering on the thread is moot as the event got canceled last night at 6pm. I'm sure a lot of folks are bummed. The event director appeared to be in denial of a potential closure by...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By bikeme

I like the same size front and rear for the grip...

I like the same size front and rear for the grip and comfort. I run 25mm Michelin Pro4s front and back; they caliper out to 28mm on Dura Ace C24 wheels. I had 23mm Pro4s before and I I'm going as...
03-02-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By bikeme

Great info, thanks. I'm seeing a cardiologist...

Great info, thanks. I'm seeing a cardiologist today after my cardio stress test. My primary doctor put me on aspirin following protocol, which I hated because there's not enough solid data about me....
03-02-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,001
Posted By bikeme

Wow, this topic's thread went Sideways (get my...

Wow, this topic's thread went Sideways (get my area movie reference, lol?). Anyway, I happily paid and am going. I haven't done a century in years (mostly a mtb-er) so I'm cramming in some road miles.
02-28-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By bikeme

Baby aspirin?

I've been on it now for a week and wondered if it worked. Well, I confirmed that when I was helping a gal fix a flat tire. I found a very small piece of glass in her tire's casing and it pricked me...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By bikeme

I didn't read through all the posts, so not sure...

I didn't read through all the posts, so not sure if this was mentioned already: You may need insoles that properly support your foot as well as metatarsal forefoot wedges that tip your foot inwards...
02-26-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By bikeme

Sorry to sound harsh but you need to get over the...

Sorry to sound harsh but you need to get over the 1x mental hang up. The gear spread is great, you won't feel gaps between shifts on the mid to higher part of the cassette and you still have the...
02-26-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By bikeme

Great response by Happy Feet . Another thing to...

Great response by Happy Feet . Another thing to consider is that if the replacement bike is not new, you may have to spend some money on parts and labor due to wear, abuse, etc.
02-26-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By bikeme

Although the bike is a 2018, it's new and unused,...

Although the bike is a 2018, it's new and unused, right? If the post is new, even though not current, they should warranty it. I'm sure they, like most manufacturers, are scammed by shops and...
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