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10-18-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,526
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: 284
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: 385
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: 30
Views: 1,199
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: 49
Views: 1,585
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: 622
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: 17
Views: 619
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: 17
Views: 619
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: 1,087
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: 3,340
Views: 428,653
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 326,065
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By Ogsarg

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10-10-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
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: 326
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: 337
Views: 17,855
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: 3,340
Views: 428,653
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: 327
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: 663
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: 791
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: 1,071
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: 791
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: 424
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: 298
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,369
Posted By Ogsarg

So. You've read several pros and cons and can't...

So. You've read several pros and cons and can't decide for yourself? If you're looking for a consensus to validate what you think you should do, you're not likely to find it here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Ogsarg

77.5 miles, which was my longest ride in a...

77.5 miles, which was my longest ride in a while... maybe this year. Tried a road I hadn't been on before, which lead to a stretch of MUP into Castroville. Back via Hwy 1, 129, etc. Really nice day...
09-18-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Ogsarg

If you've ever been to crowded European cities,...

If you've ever been to crowded European cities, you may think differently. Thousands of scooters, weaving in and out of heavy traffic in virtually any weather. As someone who owns a scooter (with...
09-16-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By Ogsarg

Yes. I have looked at it and if you are really...

Yes. I have looked at it and if you are really directly looking at it, it is quite bright and for daytime use, that is what I want. As you get off angle, it is much less bright and I have a hard time...
09-16-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ogsarg

I use Neutrogena SPF 70 and have been out for 7+...

I use Neutrogena SPF 70 and have been out for 7+ hours without getting burned or even notice any darkening. It says re-apply after 180 minutes but it seems to last much longer.

I also use a Pace...
09-16-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By Ogsarg

Not sure if that was a compliment or a warning

Rode my bike down hwy 25 to Pinnacles National Park and back yesterday. The park is approximately 25 miles from civilization and the road has very light traffic. On my way back, I was passed slowly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Ogsarg

62 miles down to Pinnacles NP and back. I gave...

62 miles down to Pinnacles NP and back. I gave blood on Friday so wasn’t feeling super energetic. Stuff head wind coming back.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 71,738
Posted By Ogsarg

I'll never understand why some companies feel...

I'll never understand why some companies feel like they need to put their name on every possible part of the bike. You would think the large "Kestrel" on the down tube would be sufficient. Just looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,212
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't generally listen to music when I ride but...

I don't generally listen to music when I ride but if I did, I'd just shuffle the few thousand songs stored in my phone.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Ogsarg

Torque spec for cleats?

I've got specialized SPD-SL shoes and have struggled to keep the cleats from moving. I've got good allen wrenches and have tightened about as much as I dare without risking stripping the threads or...
09-02-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,340
Views: 428,653
Posted By Ogsarg

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La Selva beach panorama
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By Ogsarg

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76 mile Labor Day ride over to La Selva beach and...
08-31-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,116
Posted By Ogsarg

I have some Pactimo tights without chamois that I...

I have some Pactimo tights without chamois that I wear over bib shorts. In this area we can have wild temp swings . Leave home in low to mid 50's and get home in mid 70's or worse. The tights roll up...
08-30-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,706
Posted By Ogsarg

Where I live September and October can be the...

Where I live September and October can be the hottest months of the year. In addition, the 6 months or so of no rain makes it the ugliest time of year; vegetation is brown and stressed, sky's hazy....
08-30-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,920
Posted By Ogsarg

Is reading this thread a huge waste of time?

Is reading this thread a huge waste of time?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By Ogsarg

In all seriousness, I would guess it's strictly...

In all seriousness, I would guess it's strictly based on what Specialized thinks they can get based on supply and demand. They may have a lot more Tarmacs than they have Roubaixs and therefore need...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By Ogsarg

Unless you've looked it over thoroughly, I'd...

Unless you've looked it over thoroughly, I'd assume that it needs more than just a chain and tires. If sitting for a long time probably needs wheel bearings cleaned and repacked, perhaps new cables,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,007
Posted By Ogsarg

3 days a week I go for a short ride (14.3 miles)...

3 days a week I go for a short ride (14.3 miles) at 4 in the morning and take my old rigid mtb that weighs 35+ pounds. On this bike I don't have to pump up the tires every morning and they are less...
08-26-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,340
Views: 428,653
Posted By Ogsarg

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08-26-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Ogsarg

Don't recognize the logo but it looks like a dry...

Don't recognize the logo but it looks like a dry bag. Ortleib probably has something like that. You could also ask in the touring forum where someone may recognize the logo.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 651,210
Posted By Ogsarg

Pactimo is having their end of summer sale with...

Pactimo is having their end of summer sale with some great prices. Hurry if you're interested cause stuff sells out fast, especially medium and large sizes.
08-22-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,603
Posted By Ogsarg

Yes. Absolutely. I should have been more specific.

Yes. Absolutely. I should have been more specific.
08-22-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,603
Posted By Ogsarg

Seriously? You're really racking your brain...

Seriously? You're really racking your brain worrying about what other people spend on a bicycle? I would worry more about that.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,260
Posted By Ogsarg

Is that what they said would change cycling...

Is that what they said would change cycling forever? No wait. That was the helmet.

Maybe it should have been the bar tape.....
08-21-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,206
Posted By Ogsarg

Only you can decide where your money is best...

Only you can decide where your money is best spent but if your use of the bike involves putting it at risk of theft, I would not be spending big bucks on it as it will increase the desire to steal it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 326,065
Posted By Ogsarg

I've heard locals refer to it as the Mighty 190....

I've heard locals refer to it as the Mighty 190. It is a total blast on a quick moto or good handling sports car. Never experienced it on a bicycle.
08-20-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,340
Views: 428,653
Posted By Ogsarg

A few pics from Historic races at Laguna Seca on...

A few pics from Historic races at Laguna Seca on Saturday.

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