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11-16-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,259
Posted By Ogsarg

One thing I recently discovered with cyclemeter....

One thing I recently discovered with cyclemeter. In the advanced settings there is one called "Dampen Ascent/Descent" and the default is on. If you ride a lot of rolling hills, it will show much less...
11-07-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 941
Posted By Ogsarg

I can pretty much ride year round but it does...

I can pretty much ride year round but it does require some layering if you want to get out reasonably early. On Sunday it was 58 at 9 AM and 83 when I got home around 2PM. It can be difficult...
11-06-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,627
Posted By Ogsarg

I had a Sprint from around that time that I...

I had a Sprint from around that time that I bought in the late 70's. Had an S'bend in the seat post and weighed a ton. Came with an original schwinn mousetrap rack and generator with headlight and...
11-06-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By Ogsarg

I would not assume that just because one model by...

I would not assume that just because one model by a company fits a certain shaped head that others will as well. Truth is, you just don't know what will fit you well without trying it on. You can get...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,302
Posted By Ogsarg

It is unusual I guess. I should perhaps add that...

It is unusual I guess. I should perhaps add that when I started cycling just a few years ago, I had no expectation that I would be doing 70-80 mile rides. I had no goals whatsoever in terms of miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,302
Posted By Ogsarg

For 100km I wouldn't since I ride more than that...

For 100km I wouldn't since I ride more than that almost every Sunday. If I'm riding less it's likely because I have some other commitment and have limited time. For 100 miles I would because I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By Ogsarg

82 miles. 15.9 avg. 1500 ft. A bit of wind over...

82 miles. 15.9 avg. 1500 ft. A bit of wind over at the coast, but nothing like last week.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,280
Posted By Ogsarg

Google "Jersey pocket case" You'll find plenty of...

Google "Jersey pocket case" You'll find plenty of options. Don't use one myself so nothing specific to reccomend.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ogsarg

From your post it sounds like you want to be able...

From your post it sounds like you want to be able to handle the bad pavement better and since your maxed out at a 25 tire, I don't see that there is much you can do about that with your current bike...
10-29-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Ogsarg

I've only gotten hooked on a couple of podcasts;...

I've only gotten hooked on a couple of podcasts; neither bike related.

The Tobolowski files is one. Just really entertaining stories told by Stephen Tobolowski.

The other is Philosophize this....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By Ogsarg

Not sure the point of the poll. If you're worried...

Not sure the point of the poll. If you're worried about how you'll be treated if you have a frame issue, ask the shop you're thinking of buying from. That is really the only one that matters.
10-28-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,600
Posted By Ogsarg

I sure wouldn't waste any money on that. I mean...

I sure wouldn't waste any money on that. I mean you'd really have to hate checking the air in your tires to limit yourself to one tire (that probably rides lousy) who's pump will probably be ruined...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 82,959
Posted By Ogsarg

I give it high marks for having a single decal as...

I give it high marks for having a single decal as opposed to putting it on ever surface big enough to fit one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By Ogsarg

Crazy winds Sunday so I decided to try a MUP and...

Crazy winds Sunday so I decided to try a MUP and see how far it went. Turned out to be 20 miles. Going out was mostly into the nasty wind but it runs through a lot of trees so not so bad. Did a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ogsarg

Thanks for all the input. I ordered a GP 4 season...

Thanks for all the input. I ordered a GP 4 season to try. I'm still riding the almost new GP4000SII with the sidewall gouge but it's bulging slightly and I figure it needs to go.

One thing about...
10-24-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,079
Posted By Ogsarg

And it's possible the e-bike rider is an ex...

And it's possible the e-bike rider is an ex motorcycle racer, highly skilled at handling a 2-wheel powered vehicle. It's also possible the guy doing 30 on his bike just came down a 15% grade and he...
10-24-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,079
Posted By Ogsarg

Not sure about that but don't see it as relevant...

Not sure about that but don't see it as relevant either. Kind of like having a different speed limit for the Ferrari owner because he's more likely to have better driving skills. And as for the bike,...
10-24-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,079
Posted By Ogsarg

I never said speed didn't matter. What I said was...

I never said speed didn't matter. What I said was the longer you can maintain that speed is irrelevant. If the 200 pound guy on the 16 pound bike happens to hit a pedestrian during the 30 seconds he...
10-24-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,079
Posted By Ogsarg

When you look at the weight including the rider,...

When you look at the weight including the rider, the difference in bike weight isn't that significant and if weight is the concern, then a 140 pound rider on a 40 pound e-bike is less dangerous than...
10-24-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,079
Posted By Ogsarg

Why is going 30MPH on an e-bike more dangerous...

Why is going 30MPH on an e-bike more dangerous than you going 30MPH on a human powered bike? If they should be licensed and insured, then all bikes/riders capable of 30MPH should be also. In my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By Ogsarg

There are plenty of mini pumps out there that...

There are plenty of mini pumps out there that will get you to 100+PSI but don't expect it to be easy. Generally speaking, the smaller the pump, the more strokes and effort it takes. I would strongly...
10-23-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Ogsarg

That Rola 3 bike rack sticks out a mile off the...

That Rola 3 bike rack sticks out a mile off the back. I suppose there is nothing functionally wrong with that but it looks pretty goofy and will take up a bunch of space when off the car.
10-23-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,079
Posted By Ogsarg

Maybe it's just me. Having been in cities around...

Maybe it's just me. Having been in cities around the world with gazillions of crazy people on scooters, e-bikes, etc, I just don't see the big deal.
10-23-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,079
Posted By Ogsarg

So you were going 30MPH and the e-bike was going...

So you were going 30MPH and the e-bike was going 30MPH. Why is it ok for you but not for them?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 662,466
Posted By Ogsarg

Pactimo has everything at 31% off using code...

Pactimo has everything at 31% off using code "spookysale"
10-22-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,377
Views: 437,922
Posted By Ogsarg

Is that Santa Rosa Creek road that comes out of...

Is that Santa Rosa Creek road that comes out of downtown Cambria and cuts over to 46? Used to motorcycle in that area quite a bit. So many fantastic roads on the Central Coast. It is dang hot inland...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Ogsarg

76 miles over to Castroville and back. About 2k...

76 miles over to Castroville and back. About 2k climbing. About 58 when I left around 8:45 and 77 when I got back around 2:15. Saw a lot more cyclists than I usually see on these same roads so guess...
10-18-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,318
Posted By Ogsarg

Congratulations on kicking the habit. It's been...

Congratulations on kicking the habit. It's been many years since I stopped but I do remember how hard it can be.
10-17-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Ogsarg

I'll take a leak that allows you to pump up and...

I'll take a leak that allows you to pump up and ride home over a blowout any day. Much easier to work on the bike in the comfort of the garage than on the side of the road.
10-17-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By Ogsarg

I've seen a few posts on here where bikes were...

I've seen a few posts on here where bikes were hand painted with a thinned out rustoleum. The results were very impressive. Do a search and you should find details.
10-16-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,237
Posted By Ogsarg

Not sure if bike helmets would be of interest but...

Not sure if bike helmets would be of interest but old motorcycle helmets are sometimes donated to local fire departments for EMT trainees to practice how to remove a helmet from a crash victim.
10-16-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,710
Posted By Ogsarg

You'll have plenty of time to regret your...

You'll have plenty of time to regret your decisions while recovering but don't beat yourself up too bad. If you know what you did that contributed to the accident, you can learn from that and be...
10-14-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By Ogsarg

I've used it on motorcycles but never felt the...

I've used it on motorcycles but never felt the need on a bike as I've never had a problem with grips being loose. I actually used dish washing liquid to put some new grips on a bike I was fixing up...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ogsarg

I might be able to fit a 28 (currently running...

I might be able to fit a 28 (currently running 25's) but definitely nothing bigger than that.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ogsarg

Tire with stronger sidewalls than GP4000SII

I really like the GP4000SII but need to face the facts that the roads I'm on just have too much debris for the thin sidewalls. I had one blowout on the front a while back and yesterday noticed a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,350
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't see anything wrong with buying online...

I don't see anything wrong with buying online assuming a few things: 1. You are moderately knowledgeable about bike mechanics and can deal with putting it together and perhaps making a few...
10-13-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3,377
Views: 437,922
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,278
Views: 333,413
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By Ogsarg

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10-10-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 829
Posted By Ogsarg

As someone that has been to Israel many times and...

As someone that has been to Israel many times and driven the highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, I can imagine how great that would be to be able to ride it without traffic. Just being able to...
10-10-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By Ogsarg

In my experience, if you don't get the stain out...

In my experience, if you don't get the stain out the first time it's washed, it's probably not going to come completely clean.

One other thing to try is permatex hand cleaner. This has the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,731
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't get the getting pissed off cause you got...

I don't get the getting pissed off cause you got passed by someone on an e-bike. What's the big deal? Is it that he thinks that people will not realize that other bike was motorized and that he is...
10-06-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,377
Views: 437,922
Posted By Ogsarg

Murals in Watsonville ...

Murals in Watsonville
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Ogsarg

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Nice 65 mile ride today. Was 60 degrees when I left...
10-04-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't think you'll find any big advantage or...

I don't think you'll find any big advantage or disadvantage to either one other than how they fit and what shop you like better. Those would be my criteria.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By Ogsarg

I'd go disc for your purpose but I'd also make...

I'd go disc for your purpose but I'd also make sure you can put fenders on whatever you get unless you want a big black stripe on the back of whatever you wear in the rain and you're ok with all the...
10-04-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,140
Posted By Ogsarg

I've ridden a motorcycle between I-80 and into...

I've ridden a motorcycle between I-80 and into Oregon. My recollection is that there isn't much shoulder and you've got high speed traffic including a fair number of semis. As you get up near the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By Ogsarg

The bikes you list are more designed for racing...

The bikes you list are more designed for racing than commuting.

For commuting in the rain, I'd definitely want fenders (mudguards) and I'd much prefer a rack to carrying a backpack. I'd be looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Ogsarg

If you packed up a wheel and took it to a local...

If you packed up a wheel and took it to a local Fedex or UPS store, I suspect you would get that kind of cost. Are there less expensive ways to ship? Certainly. Fedex and UPS also provide significant...
10-01-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Ogsarg

I have no experience with UHMW on bikes but have...

I have no experience with UHMW on bikes but have worked with it in industrial applications. Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene is commonly used in high wear applications where metal can't be...
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