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09-25-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 719
Posted By Ogsarg

I have yet to see anything worth stopping for but...

I have yet to see anything worth stopping for but mostly I am on rural roads with few houses and very little traffic.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 513
Posted By Ogsarg

My feet are wide but not super-wide. I have...

My feet are wide but not super-wide. I have Specialized standard width road shoes and they are very comfortable for me.

Important to remember that there is more to a shoe fit than width. Shoes are...
09-24-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,323
Posted By Ogsarg

This. I don't feel comfortable without it anymore.

This. I don't feel comfortable without it anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 819
Posted By Ogsarg

If you sign up to be on the mailing list for most...

If you sign up to be on the mailing list for most of the big name companies, you'll be notified of their sales. As someone noted earlier, you can often find high quality bibs at 50% off or more. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,254
Posted By Ogsarg

Have it. Don't use it. No Garmin or other bike...

Have it. Don't use it. No Garmin or other bike computer to link to. I've connected it to my laptop via cable to set hood button functions and make derailleur adjustments. Don't need a display to show...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By Ogsarg

With over 30 consecutive bad air days (more than...

With over 30 consecutive bad air days (more than double the previous record), I had reduced my riding quite a bit. Enough that the 81 miles I did on Sunday was a lot harder than expected. Was pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By Ogsarg

Certainly no danger in it and if you're planning...

Certainly no danger in it and if you're planning on moving to 28's nothing to lose by putting one on the rear and finding out. Not sure you'll even notice any difference in handling but the 28 with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,106
Posted By Ogsarg

The explanation is simple. Some people prefer not...

The explanation is simple. Some people prefer not to wear gloves. I don't think it requires any explanation beyond that.

And just because you saw a few people without gloves, it doesn't...
09-21-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 305,257
Posted By Ogsarg

As a former motorcyclist I never understood...

As a former motorcyclist I never understood people not wanting to wear a bike helmet. You barely know they are there. Other than a ride around the cul de sac, I'm wearing a helmet. Most often that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Ogsarg

That address also seems to relate to...

That address also seems to relate to flashlightworld. Perhaps legit but if you're going to make a major investment, is it really worth the risk to save a hundred or two?
09-21-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3,695
Views: 521,513
Posted By Ogsarg

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Big Moto art in Moss Landing
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 399,096
Posted By Ogsarg

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School Rd. Near Aromas, CA. A short detour off the main route with the first...
Forum: Recumbent
09-18-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Ogsarg

Would suggest posting in the recumbent forum for...

Would suggest posting in the recumbent forum for better response.
09-18-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,646
Posted By Ogsarg

First non spare the air day here in over a month....

First non spare the air day here in over a month. I've really cut back on the riding (~50%) during the record breaking streak of bad air so really looking forward to a good ride this weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ogsarg

I've never seen a DI2 setup with exposed wires...

I've never seen a DI2 setup with exposed wires but if I was going to do it, maybe add some colored shrink tubing to the wires.

colored shrink tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,308
Posted By Ogsarg

Is the sight of the handlebar bag so hideous that...

Is the sight of the handlebar bag so hideous that it's causing you to crash?
09-16-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By Ogsarg

Your situation is not uncommon. I started up...

Your situation is not uncommon. I started up again at 59 in much the same way as you; just pull an old bike out that had been sitting unused for years and start riding and move on to something else...
09-14-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 727
Posted By Ogsarg

I've been using cyclemeter for about 4 years and...

I've been using cyclemeter for about 4 years and like it pretty well. 10 bucks a year for the paid version.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By Ogsarg

If I'm spending that kind of money, I don't want...

If I'm spending that kind of money, I don't want to feel like I had to compromise. If the Giant offerings don't have what you want in a color you love (or at least like), look elsewhere.
09-04-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ogsarg

For daytime use, I like to have the brightest...

For daytime use, I like to have the brightest light possible so it isn't washed out in the sun. I was using a Cygolite hotshot 150 Pro but the battery stopped holding a charge after a little over 3...
09-03-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Ogsarg

Wow! Epic trip. Must have been quite the...

Wow! Epic trip. Must have been quite the adventure.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By Ogsarg

The last front flat I had I noticed while...

The last front flat I had I noticed while standing and pedaling. With weight a little more forward, you really feel the softness of the low pressure tire.
09-03-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,975
Posted By Ogsarg

You need to learn about proportion. I've never...

You need to learn about proportion. I've never come close to catapulting with any braking system and can't even imagine how you could do that other than in a severe panic situation. Don't squeeze any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,019
Posted By Ogsarg

The obvious question here is what is the backup...

The obvious question here is what is the backup plan if you can't make it? Is there someone that will come get you if you are thrashed at the 80-90 mile point and can't handle the rest? If someone is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By Ogsarg

The fires in my area aren't raging anymore and...

The fires in my area aren't raging anymore and it's cooled off a bunch. I didn't ride last weekend due to the air quality so wanted to get in a decent ride. Since it was only 57 when I left a little...
08-30-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3,695
Views: 521,513
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 399,096
Posted By Ogsarg

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Hwy 25 about 25 miles south of Hollister
08-28-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,171
Posted By Ogsarg

I'd clean and re-grease both hubs as well as the...

I'd clean and re-grease both hubs as well as the headset bearings and bottom bracket. Chances are the bike has been sitting a long time and grease gets all gummed up. It's not hard with cup and cone...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,136
Posted By Ogsarg

I read that Red Bull claimed to save a whole 500...

I read that Red Bull claimed to save a whole 500 grams using Matte paint. A bit over a pound. Since the minimum weight requirements for F1 cars has increased the last few years, it doesn't seem like...
08-27-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,123
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't claim to be a math genius but something...

I don't claim to be a math genius but something there doesn't add up. With 25 pairs of bike shorts in use 182 times that works up to less than 8 washings a year.
08-27-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,123
Posted By Ogsarg

I do this on all the bike kit (including gloves)...

I do this on all the bike kit (including gloves) as well as any other moisture wicking tee shirts, shorts, etc. that need washing.

Zip all zippers
turn inside out
Use "ultra-handwash" setting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Ogsarg

The ride you did is one I do often in the winter...

The ride you did is one I do often in the winter and spring. When it's hot, I head toward the coast. The dead end portion of that ride is some of the worst pavement around. I know it hasn't been...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Ogsarg

I ride some really deserted back roads, which...

I ride some really deserted back roads, which means some really bad pavement. This is where you really appreciate the future shock. Mine is the 1.5 (no rebound damping) but it make a huge difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By Ogsarg

Due to the fires everywhere, riding in Northern...

Due to the fires everywhere, riding in Northern California is like chain smoking right now so no long weekend rides for me. Hoping the air clears up soon, but it may take a while. Peak fire season is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Ogsarg

California has notoriously bad roads and in my...

California has notoriously bad roads and in my area they are really bad. For me, the future shock is a huge plus. I feel so much less beat up after a long ride.

if I lived in one of those...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,325
Posted By Ogsarg

If she doesnít want 1x, donít buy it. For that...

If she doesnít want 1x, donít buy it. For that kind of money you could build whatever you want. Saying that people are being forced into something just by making it available is pretty ridiculous.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,442
Posted By Ogsarg

Option 4. Get them to swap groupsets on the red...

Option 4. Get them to swap groupsets on the red and blue bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,136
Posted By Ogsarg

I'm generally a function over form guy but when I...

I'm generally a function over form guy but when I was looking at bikes last year, about the only absolute requirement I had was that it not be matte. As mentioned, it's a pain to keep clean and to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By Ogsarg

Looks like it is from several years ago so...

Looks like it is from several years ago so possible someone could have bought a bunch of old stock from Castelli or a distributor or retailer for cheap. I would think that if someone was doing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By Ogsarg

I've never cycled there but what about Grenoble?...

I've never cycled there but what about Grenoble? Alps are right there, accessible by high speed rail, and lots of lodging options. Given how much travel and tourism has declined, I would think you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 753,616
Posted By Ogsarg

I haven't used a lot of different brands so don't...

I haven't used a lot of different brands so don't have much to compare to. Much better quality than PI in my opinion and prefer it to Castelli. Don't have any experience with Assos or Rapha so have...
08-19-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ogsarg

Here is a 10 liter model from Aliexpress. 40kHz,...

Here is a 10 liter model from Aliexpress. 40kHz, which i think is better than ones in the 20-26kHz range, which can damage parts easier. Comes with a basket, which is good cause you should not be...
08-19-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ogsarg

I would not waste your time. I work with...

I would not waste your time. I work with ultrasonics as well as higher frequency megasonics.

Ultrasonic transducers are typically epoxy bonded so not all that easy to remove and you'd probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,825
Posted By Ogsarg

Only inevitable due to people being reckless and...

Only inevitable due to people being reckless and irresponsible.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 753,616
Posted By Ogsarg

Pactimo is starting their summer kit sale. Common...

Pactimo is starting their summer kit sale. Common sizes don't last long.

Pactimo summer clothing sale (https://www.pactimo.com/pages/summer-cycling-clothing-sale)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ogsarg

There is keeping your bike functional and then...

There is keeping your bike functional and then there is upgrading. I expect people will be able to keep rim brake bikes running for many years to come. But if you want to install whatever the latest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Ogsarg

Itís dang hot here so had a shorter ride than...

Itís dang hot here so had a shorter ride than usual. Left at 7:30 and did 65 miles over to the coast and back. About 5 miles from the ocean it was suddenly much hotter making the last 25 pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19,633
Views: 4,181,162
Posted By Ogsarg

The Swat mini tool was a waste of money. Fell out...

The Swat mini tool was a waste of money. Fell out of its holster on one of my last two rides. It seemed very secure but obviously wasnít. Lesson learned.
08-15-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Ogsarg

Swat system FAIL

So I was intrigued by the mini tool with holder that attaches to the Specialized seats and picked one up. I donít ride trails or gravel but I do ride some really bad pavement so I considered that it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Ogsarg

Here is some info on compatibility between Di2...

Here is some info on compatibility between Di2 parts.

https://e-tubeproject.shimano.com/pdf/en/HM-CC.3.3.0-00-EN.pdf
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