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Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Ogsarg

Their Ascent bibs are my favorite for longer...

Their Ascent bibs are my favorite for longer rides but I can't claim to have tried near as many as most people. They have really good sales a few times a year. 25 % off Fathers Day sale at the moment...
06-13-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,266
Posted By Ogsarg

I work for a small company (35 employees) and no...

I work for a small company (35 employees) and no one else cycles. If someone asks me what I did on the weekend, I'll mention where I rode but that is about the extent of it. Occasionally someone will...
06-12-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,720
Posted By Ogsarg

A lot of good practical advice here but I'd say...

A lot of good practical advice here but I'd say the first thing you have to ask yourself is "Do you like people?"

Bike rental is a retail business and a lot depends on how you interact with people...
06-11-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By Ogsarg

I broke my collarbone in 2 places in a motorcycle...

I broke my collarbone in 2 places in a motorcycle accident along with breaking the scapula and 2 ribs. In my case, I needed surgery because with the two breaks and the broken scapula, there was...
06-11-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,465
Posted By Ogsarg

It's always been my feeling that sharing the road...

It's always been my feeling that sharing the road was a mutual obligation. I stay out of the way of traffic as much as practical, and I expect traffic to give me some space when they pass, which the...
06-11-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,530
Posted By Ogsarg

I've had no issues with the 105 9-spd triple on...

I've had no issues with the 105 9-spd triple on my Roubaix. Took me a while to get the adjustment right when I replaced the cables, but has been trouble free since. Probably 3500 miles since then at...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,860
Posted By Ogsarg

Given your new mindset of riding less and...

Given your new mindset of riding less and enjoying it more, I would think you would want to put the lowest gearing practical. If you don't need it, you don't have to use it but it's there. The ride...
06-10-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By Ogsarg

I would say if you are going to want to have the...

I would say if you are going to want to have the bike serviced at a shop, you would want to work with someone you like and want to support. If you don't like them, you're going to be annoyed every...
06-10-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,465
Posted By Ogsarg

As others have said, what was your reason for...

As others have said, what was your reason for going so far out into the lane? It appears there is a fair amount of traffic and a wide shoulder. From the video, I don't see a reason for needing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Ogsarg

Went down to the Pinnacles and back, which is a...

Went down to the Pinnacles and back, which is a 63 mile ride but I had a bad reaction to something I had for breakfast and ended up calling for a ride about 10 miles from home. First call of shame...
06-08-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,458
Posted By Ogsarg

I try to never say never. I've had some things I...

I try to never say never. I've had some things I thought I'd never sell and eventually did. My Minolta SRT-101 that I worked and saved for when I was 15, a Pioneer SX-1250 monster receiver that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18,534
Views: 3,648,656
Posted By Ogsarg

A pair of GP4000SII's. Seems they are readily...

A pair of GP4000SII's. Seems they are readily available at decent prices now that the 5000's are out.
06-07-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,582
Posted By Ogsarg

You could make the same argument about virtually...

You could make the same argument about virtually anything. Cars, stereo equipment, cameras, guns, clothes, wine, food, and on and on. There are expensive luxury items for virtually any product...
06-06-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,990
Posted By Ogsarg

I have a 9 speed triple and I use the small...

I have a 9 speed triple and I use the small chainring on some of the steeper hills in the area. I've wondered if a compact double would be OK but it was pointed out to me that with the larger rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 301,558
Posted By Ogsarg

I drove to Eilat from Jerusalem back in the 90's....

I drove to Eilat from Jerusalem back in the 90's. Pretty much two lane the whole way back then and not much of anything out there once you got south of the Dead Sea. Thanks for the pics!
06-05-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,215
Posted By Ogsarg

If the Trek 7.1 is truly like a new bike, I'd go...

If the Trek 7.1 is truly like a new bike, I'd go that way in your position and had a limited budget. Won't have to worry about what might be worn out and need replacing, and don't think you'd find...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By Ogsarg

At 60% off, why not? At that price, you can...

At 60% off, why not? At that price, you can recoup your investment if you decide you don't like it or want something else. Some people would be getting a new bike every year if they had that deal....
06-03-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 382,895
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By Ogsarg

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Just under 80 miles. Over to the coast then south...
05-30-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,726
Posted By Ogsarg

New tube on the road. Patch it when I get home,...

New tube on the road. Patch it when I get home, check it for leaks by submersing, and it goes back in the seat pack for the next flat. I do carry a small patch kit in the event I get multiple flats...
05-30-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,047
Posted By Ogsarg

How many different locks can be cut with tin...

How many different locks can be cut with tin snips? It seems to me that this would greatly limit the choice of bikes that someone could steal. Furthermore, people that have locks that can be cut with...
05-30-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,047
Posted By Ogsarg

If a thief is carrying around a tool in order to...

If a thief is carrying around a tool in order to steal a bike, they'll more likely choose a battery powered angle grinder in which case your u-lock or just about anything else, won't be much better...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,145
Posted By Ogsarg

I can only answer from my own experience. When I...

I can only answer from my own experience. When I started riding, I did buy a few low cost jerseys and they were fine. Then I caught a sale from Pactimo and was able to get an expensive jersey at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,255
Posted By Ogsarg

Bar tape and cable housings that match in a color...

Bar tape and cable housings that match in a color that pops. Then get some nicer bottle cages to match.

And there is always that colored chain wax if you really want to get crazy.
05-20-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 382,895
Posted By Ogsarg

Browns Valley indeed. I actually lived out here...

Browns Valley indeed. I actually lived out here for a few years in the early 80's. It was a lot different then.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18,534
Views: 3,648,656
Posted By Ogsarg

Smith Session helmet on sale at REI this weekend....

Smith Session helmet on sale at REI this weekend. With visor removed, Very comfy and looks like it should be pretty cool this summer.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By Ogsarg

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Raining here this weekend so took the mountain bike...
05-18-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 382,895
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 301,558
Posted By Ogsarg

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05-16-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,151
Posted By Ogsarg

I would say to first familiarize yourself with...

I would say to first familiarize yourself with the different types of bikes and try to figure out which one would be best for what you want to do. Race bikes, endurance bikes, gravel bikes, mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,674
Posted By Ogsarg

I just bought a Pactimo Jersey in white. Just...

I just bought a Pactimo Jersey in white. Just received so it hasn't been worn yet but I haven't had much sweat stain problems with the high tech fabrics. Mine get washed in a front loader on the...
05-15-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Ogsarg

If you plan on using any of those bikes for...

If you plan on using any of those bikes for commuting, I hope you have a very secure place to store it while at work.

As others have said, ride all 3 and choose the one that feels best...or just...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 829
Posted By Ogsarg

One thing to consider is that pulling a trailer...

One thing to consider is that pulling a trailer means a much wider space you need pavement for. You'll want to plan a route on roads that have some decent shoulder space to ride in but realistically...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By Ogsarg

Optimum tire size?

In the not too distant future I hope to start looking for a new road bike. One of my considerations is the ability to run bigger tires but not sure how big I would want to go. I don't plan on doing...
05-14-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Ogsarg

I brought an early 90's mountain bike back from...

I brought an early 90's mountain bike back from long term storage with replacement trigger shifters that were less than $10.00 each. Look at the model of group set and do a search. In my case I...
05-14-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,435
Posted By Ogsarg

Tariffs will raise prices and it won't be limited...

Tariffs will raise prices and it won't be limited to China. Other countries can now demand more because they don't have the same competition from China and all the additional demand from companies...
05-14-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,868
Posted By Ogsarg

Just your basic MSN clickbait article. They spend...

Just your basic MSN clickbait article. They spend all their time thinking of headlines and then make up a story that has no basis in reality.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,690
Posted By Ogsarg

I'm relatively new to road biking but the...

I'm relatively new to road biking but the majority of my riding is on some of the crappiest backroads imaginable. A lot of them haven't been paved in 30 years and are just a series of patches and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By Ogsarg

Serfas speed bag, small size. Fits a tube and...

Serfas speed bag, small size. Fits a tube and what I need to change it and inflate it. Could probably hold a few other things too but that's all I need.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Ogsarg

Out of curiosity, did the shop say why they...

Out of curiosity, did the shop say why they thought you should get a complete new groupset? Was there something other than bad brakes and cassette? If the bike has problems shifting, or other...
05-07-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,199
Posted By Ogsarg

Congratulations. Just keep riding. Enjoy your...

Congratulations. Just keep riding. Enjoy your time on the bike and you'll be surprised to find how far you may end up going.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By Ogsarg

I have a Topeak Race rocket mini pump and have...

I have a Topeak Race rocket mini pump and have had to use it 2-3 times. Takes about 150 strokes to get a 25 tire up to pressure but for once every year or two, I'm good with that. No reliability...
05-06-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,440
Posted By Ogsarg

I'd love to ride to work but at 57 miles each...

I'd love to ride to work but at 57 miles each way, it ain't gonna happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Ogsarg

La Selva Beach. A bit north of Watsonville.

La Selva Beach. A bit north of Watsonville.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Ogsarg

78 miles, 2800ft of climbing, and a beautiful...

78 miles, 2800ft of climbing, and a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.

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05-05-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 382,895
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't have one but just looking at how they...

I don't have one but just looking at how they mount, I don't see how it would put anything at risk of failure. I might put some loc-tite on the screws to make sure they stayed tight, but otherwise...
05-01-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,044
Posted By Ogsarg

My front loader has a cycle called "Ultra...

My front loader has a cycle called "Ultra Handwash" Do all my bike gear in there and even gloves. Hang to dry, nothing goes in the dryer. Have yet to see any negative affects of this method.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Ogsarg

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56 miles. 2600 ft of climbing and some nasty...
04-28-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 382,895
Posted By Ogsarg

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