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Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-16, 03:38 PM
02-05-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I like my amber, but color aside, I think...

I like my amber, but color aside, I think polarized makes a big difference. This time of year with the sun low I really notice it. So, think lens color, polarization and UV blocking. I also think...
02-05-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Good ride, but even in that "closed" section,...

Good ride, but even in that "closed" section, there are some tricky train tracks.

It is a fun event. I'll be there.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,765
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

After loosing one for the second time, I applied...

After loosing one for the second time, I applied the third replacement with a dab of silicone. It has stayed on since, but that has only been for about 2 months. The others lasted 6-9 months each....
02-03-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,715
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I'd just say "San Diego" in general. 3rd world...

I'd just say "San Diego" in general. 3rd world countries have better roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 707,366
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

My Litespeed Ghisallo last December after a new...

My Litespeed Ghisallo last December after a new handlebar wrap (funny how bar wrap makes me fee like it is a new bike again).

500958
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,559
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I love my ultegra. I have one bike with Dura Ace...

I love my ultegra. I have one bike with Dura Ace 7900 and one with Ultegra 6700. The Ultegra is great and I've had that on most bikes in the bast 10 years (used to be Shimano 600 or something).
...
01-27-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

When I did that it was so noisy and rattly, that...

When I did that it was so noisy and rattly, that I barely made it 2 block before going back and realizing.
01-27-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,465
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Well, there is the union guy making a huge salary...

Well, there is the union guy making a huge salary to tighten a screw that drives the cost up.... oops, went political on a joke thread.
01-27-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Ride both. Both will likely ride a little...

Ride both. Both will likely ride a little differently. You might prefer one over the other.

Most minor fit issues can be adjusted with swapping out the stem and some other parts that many shops...
01-27-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,473
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

My unofficial poll of seeing people out on the...

My unofficial poll of seeing people out on the main roads on the weekends says it is fine. Even in this "winter" we are having there is no shortage of people and groups (large/small) in San Diego.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,713
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I think my Shimano DA C-24s (alloy plus carbon...

I think my Shimano DA C-24s (alloy plus carbon fairing) feel hotter after hard breaking on a decent than my Boyd 44s (all carbon). Not scientific, but just reaching down and touching. I ride both...
01-26-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,351
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

In the past few years, the only one I've used is...

In the past few years, the only one I've used is a 15 for my pedals. As other have said, it depends.

It is worth having nice wrenches, and for times you need them, sometimes you need two.
...
07-22-15, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Cruisers are great. Gears are awesome if you...

Cruisers are great. Gears are awesome if you have any hills. Slightly uphill from beach to our house. Gears have been a marriage saver. Cool bell and foldable panier baskets too.
07-22-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Dude, lint is far better than the forgotten gu...

Dude, lint is far better than the forgotten gu packet...

My jerseys don't end up in the dryer (for no particular reason), maybe try hanging on a chair or outside. Will be dry in no time.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Check the Southern California forum too. Some...

Check the Southern California forum too. Some discussion of routes.

There are a few big climbs in San Diego, but for the most part, there is a constant up or down that aren't too long. Roads in...
06-16-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,661
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

As someone else said, I get about 4 chains. A...

As someone else said, I get about 4 chains. A chain is good for 1,000 - 2,000 miles depending on the season. Dirtier times of the year yield more rain. If I run chains longer, the cassette wears...
Forum: Touring
06-16-15, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Two good ones with free options Bike Maps,...

Two good ones with free options Bike Maps, Cycling Workout, Biking Routes | MapMyRide (http://www.mapmyride.com) and Map Bike Rides with Elevation Profiles, Analyze Cycling Performance, Train Better....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,830
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I get enough of them that they don't surprise me...

I get enough of them that they don't surprise me even when I try to avoid rocks.

Then, first ride on deeper carbon rims and one sounded like a gun shot. The hollow carbon resonated the noise...
06-05-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,435
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Road bike - after a ride, I let a little pressure...

Road bike - after a ride, I let a little pressure out (had blowout on a hot day sitting in the garage years ago). Then before a ride, I bring them back up to where I want them for the ride. Pinch...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,358
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I've been using the Keep On Kovers for the past...

I've been using the Keep On Kovers for the past few months.

http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Kovers-Speedplay-Cleats-Protection/dp/B00GNGJHO0/

Help when walking. Need to lift ~1mm more when...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

In my experience it comes down to the over...

In my experience it comes down to the over simplified fact that you don't coast on a trainer. Constant resistance.

This magnifies anything slightly off, so as suggested above, I'd cut down on...
03-16-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,695
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

The things I've noticed: line of vision when...

The things I've noticed: line of vision when looking back or fogging up. Fogging up is obvious, and I think vents help. By line of vision, I mean when I look back over my shoulder, different...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-15, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Mess with pedals if something isn't right from a...

Mess with pedals if something isn't right from a fit perspective, or like for like, you want to save a gram or two. Might not notice.

Change wheels, and you likely will notice. Faster? Not...
03-16-15, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,281
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I just put a 6800 11 52/36 on one of my bikes. ...

I just put a 6800 11 52/36 on one of my bikes. The rest of it is 7900 10spd. I had to tweak the FD a bit, but shifting is very nice and riding is silent. I went from the 53/39 to make it more of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,428
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I spent some time researching the Boyd carbons;...

I spent some time researching the Boyd carbons; great service and I'm now a customer. Very happy with the product. While I don't have the Altimonts, I can speak to the hubs being good so far and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,596
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Foam Roller The Stick -...

Foam Roller
The Stick - https://www.thestick.com/
Lacrosse ball

Help a ton with my aging and tight body.
11-18-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

A lot of great shops in San Diego. Depending...

A lot of great shops in San Diego. Depending where you are located, there may be better ones for convenience.

San Diego Bicycle Coalition may be able to help too: San Diego County Bicycle...
09-15-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I was expecting a discussion on recovery drink...

I was expecting a discussion on recovery drink leftover in a bottle you forgot in the hot garage...

Those drinks are just salt and calories mixed with water. You can do it all on water alone......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,424
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I was thinking about this as my wife and kids...

I was thinking about this as my wife and kids missed me on the last 3 organized events (one they had a big sign and I walked up asking where they had been well after I finished).

A friend...
09-15-14, 03:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,557
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

post ride beer. After that, everything is a cost...

post ride beer. After that, everything is a cost benefit analysis (cost, perceived value, quality and cool factor are many of the variables).
09-15-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I'll be shocked if any motorist gets a ticket for...

I'll be shocked if any motorist gets a ticket for this one. If they enforce the double yellow it would be a shame as I see that as a sign of respect to the bike. I do that when driving and passing...
09-15-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,143
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Professional help from a physical therapist who...

Professional help from a physical therapist who knows bikes is the best place to start. Both my spine surgeon and physical therapist like to point out that every back situation is different.

I...
09-15-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,790
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

My 8 year old daughter is on a Specialized...

My 8 year old daughter is on a Specialized road/hybrid. She wanted "Green" so it doesn't have the shocks and came with slicks. My 10 year old got a Trek 24" mtn with shocks when she was 8. I think...
05-15-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,782
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Core and spinal stability exercises. There are...

Core and spinal stability exercises. There are some good videos out there from Tom Danielsons Core book (can't remember name).

I'm just over a year post op from back surgery - core is now a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Have a pair of shorts I love and a pair of bibs I...

Have a pair of shorts I love and a pair of bibs I really like.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I walked into a few shops and tried a lot on. ...

I walked into a few shops and tried a lot on. Las fit the best, so I got it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-14, 03:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,069
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Nice, I'll bet that first ride with wind in your...

Nice, I'll bet that first ride with wind in your hair put a smile on your face surgery couldn't remove.

I was off for 4 months from a back surgery and lost use of my right leg. It now mostly...
04-17-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,339
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Ballast Point Sculpin.

Ballast Point Sculpin.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I had a pump once that was similar. I think the...

I had a pump once that was similar. I think the rubber inside the valve was the problem. Very hard to get off after pumping. I ultimately switched to a Lezyne pump that screws onto the valve. It...
03-20-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Nice! Not fun being forced off the bike from...

Nice!

Not fun being forced off the bike from injury. Recovery sucks, but at least you are riding a bike while recovering. I've had 2 knee surgeries and 1 back (to regain use of right leg). The...
03-20-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

DIY - Glow Candy Bike Lights | LED Lights For...

DIY - Glow Candy Bike Lights | LED Lights For Bicycles (http://glowcandybikelights.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I get the email from them every Thursday. I like...

I get the email from them every Thursday. I like it. Have some good stuff. I'm of the "why pay" generation on the internet, but sometimes I think of the small fee to help keep them going as I like...
03-20-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Blue shop towels and then I'll just walk down the...

Blue shop towels and then I'll just walk down the street with a bag of old rags to a coin-op laundry. Keeps the wife happy.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Post back injury, core exercises and stretching...

Post back injury, core exercises and stretching have enabled me to get back on the bike.
Youtube videos help, but doing them right is more important. As a cyclist, we have other overdeveloped...
03-11-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,424
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

Having hand pumped my share, the one thing that...

Having hand pumped my share, the one thing that makes a difference for me is a flexible hose from the pump to the stem.
When trying to get a road tire high enough to get home (if you are 50 miles...
03-11-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,760
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

That only applies if you are using a regular shoe...

That only applies if you are using a regular shoe with them. Speedplays use the cleat that is screwed to your shoe (call it a system). Actual shoe engagement/contact area is bigger than most...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 29,057
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

I had a pair built up with some Chris King hubs. ...

I had a pair built up with some Chris King hubs. 28 front, 32 back; I'm 180 lbs. They are shiny silver and I kind of like the retro look.
Spin like butter and ride really nice with 23mm tires.
...
02-26-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

With the proper felony and good behavior, I think...

With the proper felony and good behavior, I think they fit those on you for home confinement.
02-24-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,760
Posted By SanDiegoSteve

x2 Toe clips and SPDs do about the same...

x2

Toe clips and SPDs do about the same thing, right? Help you pedal more efficiently. They aren't fixing a broken problem. I think there are two drawbacks to clips. First is they are slightly...
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