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Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By Ogsarg

Was the bike dropped prior to the rides where you...

Was the bike dropped prior to the rides where you could not get to the 11T cog? A bent derailleur hanger could cause that. The adjustment could get it back but having it out of alignment can cause...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,331
Posted By Ogsarg

My advice would be to ride the bike you have till...

My advice would be to ride the bike you have till the situation improves a bit and you can actually test ride bikes. Since you can't test ride the bike you're considering, it's a total crap shoot as...
05-26-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By Ogsarg

The primary reason for buying expensive products,...

The primary reason for buying expensive products, is to feel confident that you are getting a quality product that will work flawlessly for a long time. If you have any doubt whatsoever about whether...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,256
Posted By Ogsarg

Have you ever asked yourself why you wave to...

Have you ever asked yourself why you wave to other cyclists?

When I was riding motorcycles, the same stupid threads on moto forums were common; "some guy on a (insert bike brand/type here) didn't...
05-25-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 490,885
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By Ogsarg

68 miles. 2600 ft of climbing. Fought some wind. ...

68 miles. 2600 ft of climbing. Fought some wind.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 370,713
Posted By Ogsarg

CA Hwy 25. About a mile south of Pinnacles Natl...

CA Hwy 25. About a mile south of Pinnacles Natl Park.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 4,058,312
Posted By Ogsarg

The cages are Specialized and the bottles are...

The cages are Specialized and the bottles are Polar insulated, which I got long before the bike. As far as what you should know, I'm not sure. The derailleur hangar bends very easily if you look at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 4,058,312
Posted By Ogsarg

I have the exact same bike, color and all. Yes....

I have the exact same bike, color and all. Yes. Di2 is super cool and discs are a revelation....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Ogsarg

You should be able to put a spacer on to allow...

You should be able to put a spacer on to allow for use with the 9 speed cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 4,058,312
Posted By Ogsarg

Derailleur alignment tool. ...

Derailleur alignment tool.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 916
Posted By Ogsarg

I'm on a pace to increase miles by at least 25%...

I'm on a pace to increase miles by at least 25% this year. Most of that is due to more miles in the morning before work. When I was commuting, I had to get up ridiculously early (before 4AM) to get...
05-21-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,459
Posted By Ogsarg

The OP specifically said "But have to start...

The OP specifically said "But have to start somewhere with not supporting a Country that gave us the Wuhan virus." You can speculate that wasn't the reason, but it sure sounds like it to me so just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By Ogsarg

I would say it's not worthwhile unless you're...

I would say it's not worthwhile unless you're getting something that you don't have now that you really want, such as electronic shifting or a different geometry, or any of a number of things that...
05-20-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Ogsarg

In my experience, falling is a result of coming...

In my experience, falling is a result of coming to a stop and not remembering that you are clipped in till it's too late, which only happens when you first start using them. I fell twice in the first...
05-20-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,459
Posted By Ogsarg

Just out of curiosity, but how long did you...

Just out of curiosity, but how long did you boycott American products after the swine flu epidemic (originated on U.S. Pig farms) of 2009?
05-19-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 114,796
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Ogsarg

I can relate. Last summer my son was married and...

I can relate. Last summer my son was married and I was able to wear the suit I got married in in 1980. I did have to get it altered but that was only possible due to cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,256
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't think the percentage of cyclists who are...

I don't think the percentage of cyclists who are arrogant/elitist is any different from other sports. I think it's related to the competitive nature of sports.
05-16-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 490,885
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 370,713
Posted By Ogsarg

Santa Ana Valley Rd. ...

Santa Ana Valley Rd.


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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 364
Posted By Ogsarg

56 miles and 3000+ ft of climbing. Beautiful day...

56 miles and 3000+ ft of climbing. Beautiful day weather wise.

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05-15-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,260
Posted By Ogsarg

Your title asks which is better, but then you ask...

Your title asks which is better, but then you ask which is more popular. Two different questions altogether. There is no objective answer to the first question and you can look up sales figures if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,150
Posted By Ogsarg

There is always a resistance to change for some....

There is always a resistance to change for some. Imagine the horror some found when the derailleur was introduced. Talk about complex. Way more so than disc brakes, but you don't hear anyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't like transitions either but I haven't had...

I don't like transitions either but I haven't had any for about 20 years and I hear they are better now. I have fairly dark tinted oakley's and I have no problems going from bright sunlight to shade...
05-13-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By Ogsarg

Naturally the aerodynamics of a helmet have an...

Naturally the aerodynamics of a helmet have an impact on wind noise and the aerodynamics are effected by your riding position to some extent. I would guess the higher end helmets are designed around...
05-13-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By Ogsarg

If you bought it from a shop, did they not advise...

If you bought it from a shop, did they not advise you as to whether it was the right size? By all means talk to the store you before offering for sale.

Expect to take a big hit if you sell on your...
05-12-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 586,806
Posted By Ogsarg

Is that a 70's era Pioneer receiver I see there?...

Is that a 70's era Pioneer receiver I see there? I had an SX-1250 for a while. What a beast that thing was. Still have 2 vintage receivers and an integrated amp from that time.
05-11-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,282
Posted By Ogsarg

I also have seen a lot of empty CO2 cartridges....

I also have seen a lot of empty CO2 cartridges. Quite disappointing that people can't manage to pick up their crap.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,820
Posted By Ogsarg

Pactimo 12hr Summit Stratos is my favorite so far...

Pactimo 12hr Summit Stratos is my favorite so far but I have only had about 5 different bib shorts. These are expensive but they have big sales at least a couple of times a year when you can get them...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Ogsarg

At a crossroad - Pic thread

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05-10-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By Ogsarg

I think you would do well talking to a bike shop...

I think you would do well talking to a bike shop that has a decent inventory. The big bike companies (Giant, Trek, Specialized) have entry level hybrids and city bikes that might be the thing for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 370,713
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Ogsarg

When I decided to get a road bike 3-4 years ago,...

When I decided to get a road bike 3-4 years ago, I was in a similar position. Didn't want to spend a huge amount but wanted a decent bike. I ended up with a used 09 Roubaix that I paid $750 for and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,235
Posted By Ogsarg

This could be an important factor. I haven't...

This could be an important factor. I haven't ridden a Domane but from what I've read and heard, the ISO speed provides much of the same benefits as the future shock on my Roubaix. I can tell you that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,812
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Ogsarg

Amsterdam bike company looks like they will ship...

Amsterdam bike company looks like they will ship to the US for a hundred bucks
05-07-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By Ogsarg

Here is a new mechanical odometer. 10 bucks....

Here is a new mechanical odometer. 10 bucks. Can't vouch for the vendor though. Who knows whether they are legit.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,332
Posted By Ogsarg

I've been using these since I started road riding...

I've been using these since I started road riding 3 years ago or so. Haven't used an uninsulated bottle so not sure how they compare. In the summer, I usually fill them about 1/3rd and freeze them.On...
05-06-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Ogsarg

I actually have an old Giant Iguana that I think...

I actually have an old Giant Iguana that I think was bought around 92. That is what I used to get back into riding 4 or so years ago and still ride it regularly. Mine is a 3 X 7 Shimano Altus setup...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,332
Posted By Ogsarg

My Roubaix is a 54 and I have the Specialized Rib...

My Roubaix is a 54 and I have the Specialized Rib Cage II cages. I'm using 24 oz Polar bottles so i'm guessing a similar size to the 25oz podium. After installing the cages and seeing how little...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,712
Posted By Ogsarg

Giant website shows the Defy 2 at $2450.00. I...

Giant website shows the Defy 2 at $2450.00. I guess it would be more than your budget after tax but I think it would be worth a few extra bucks to get the 11sp. 105 group.

Another thing to...
05-04-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By Ogsarg

The tire will distribute the pressure evenly. No...

The tire will distribute the pressure evenly. No worries. I don't think I've ever seen a tube that was somewhat misshapen when inflated on it's own.
05-04-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By Ogsarg

About the same as the prior Sunday where I rode...

About the same as the prior Sunday where I rode 82 miles but on a route with more hills. My butt was a bit more sore when I got home but feels fine today.
05-04-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By Ogsarg

My first Century

I started riding again about 4 years ago at 59. At the time it was just a way to get some exercise outdoors riding my old rigid mtb around town regularly. Other than trying to get in better shape,...
05-03-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 490,885
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 370,713
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 457
Posted By Ogsarg

101 miles. My first century. Have ridden 80+...

101 miles. My first century. Have ridden 80+ several times but never 100 till today.

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05-01-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 936
Posted By Ogsarg

Exactly. My advice is to get a low priced hybrid...

Exactly. My advice is to get a low priced hybrid from a reputable brand or even something used and just start riding. Cruise around town, explore some backroads, try some gravel. If you enjoy riding,...
05-01-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Ogsarg

Bikes direct if you want new. Their MTB page...

Bikes direct if you want new. Their MTB page (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mountain_bikes.htm)

Will these be the best bikes? Of course not, but will be decent enough and should last if you...
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