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10-20-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By SCTinkering

They've changed the metric century route two...

They've changed the metric century route two maybe three times since I signed up in July. It's just gotten stupid. 42 miles into the ride after already putting in about 5k of climbing and at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By SCTinkering

I have a CK on my 2003 Airborne. Navy Blue...

I have a CK on my 2003 Airborne. Navy Blue subdued. Also CK Navy Blue hubs. Just get a CK headset and never have to worry about it again.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By SCTinkering

Did a long loop from home for a total of 51...

Did a long loop from home for a total of 51 miles. Longest ride of the year for me in prep for the Cycle of Hope Metric (62 miles, 5,800 feet of climbing) first weekend of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By SCTinkering

I have GP5k on my 2003 ti bike. I've gotten ONE...

I have GP5k on my 2003 ti bike. I've gotten ONE flat and it was from a piece of wire so small I had to get a pair of tweezers to extract it. It didn't cause a flat as much as it put a smaller than a...
10-12-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By SCTinkering

Cycle of Hope (Habitat for Humanity)

Anyone else going to subject themselves to the punishment that is a Century/Metric Century on the SF Peninsula?

Cycle of Hope Courses (https://www.habitatcycleofhope.org/about/#courses)

Century...
10-12-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By SCTinkering

Looks like a nice century. I could have done this...

Looks like a nice century. I could have done this easily. Instead I am going to implement self hatred and do the Cycle of Hope Metric with 5,300 feet of climbing. I think it's a combination of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,324
Posted By SCTinkering

I just said "Screw It!" and Frankensteined my own...

I just said "Screw It!" and Frankensteined my own cassette. I don't need tiny cogs for high speed, those days are long gone. I need more choices with fewer cadence jumps.

5 of the smallest cogs...
09-30-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By SCTinkering

+1 for Burping. I did the same thing, bled and...

+1 for Burping. I did the same thing, bled and bled and bled and still squish city. burped, both sides, then bled both sides, then burped again and I now have lever feel.

Thanks for posting this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,461
Posted By SCTinkering

Good pads and good setup make either good...

Good pads and good setup make either good options. As noted, discs will have better resale value, but with proper setup and good pads they'll get the job done with excellent feel.

I have a...
09-09-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,933
Posted By SCTinkering

I think this also might be something that...

I think this also might be something that cyclists that are also motorcyclists have a different opinion on. I just got 105 hydraulics on my gravel bike when I switched from Tektro & a flat bar to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,687
Posted By SCTinkering

I've had a Varia for over a year and wouldn't...

I've had a Varia for over a year and wouldn't ride without it now. It's not perfect, but sure is nice to have that information and have it be 97% accurate. Reminds me I need to plug mine in and check...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,067
Posted By SCTinkering

yep, like most things in life, tandems are great...

yep, like most things in life, tandems are great right up until they aren't. My old Pearl Izumi All Road shoes were stiff but not too stiff I couldn't push. My new Giros with BOA closure are just...
09-02-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 505,076
Posted By SCTinkering

The same titanium I've been riding for the last...

The same titanium I've been riding for the last 16 years...
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09-01-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By SCTinkering

Finally going into the LBS to get the upgrade...

Finally going into the LBS to get the upgrade done. The OE calipers won't work with the 105 levers, so I'm also adding 105 calipers.
Also had to add a Wolf Tooth Tanpan so the 105 shifter would work...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,067
Posted By SCTinkering

Hike a Bike from my MTB days is one of the...

Hike a Bike from my MTB days is one of the reasons I've stuck with SPDs as my shoe/cleat of choice. Mostly because I can walk around in them without covers, but sometimes because I get in WAY over my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,067
Posted By SCTinkering

I'm not as old as some in the thread, but my best...

I'm not as old as some in the thread, but my best climbing days are behind me. I have nothing to prove in ascent speed, but I do want to make it to the top...eventually.

I was going to implement...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,061
Posted By SCTinkering

Now over 16 years old and still going strong. The...

Now over 16 years old and still going strong. The upgrade to Ultegra 6800 helped a lot. Now that I'm older and heavier I may also opt for a Wolf Tooth Road Link and a bigger cog out back....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By SCTinkering

I'm seriously jonesing for a Helix Sport, but...

I'm seriously jonesing for a Helix Sport, but once I get it kitted out, well it's too much of a bite considering my 16 year old Airborne Ti is still going strong. Sure better head tube & fork, disc...
08-21-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By SCTinkering

Did this many years ago. Great ride and...

Did this many years ago. Great ride and non-trivial fundraising requirements. Your legs will be tired afterwards...and during.
08-20-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By SCTinkering

I put the skewers ON the spacers to hold the...

I put the skewers ON the spacers to hold the frame/fork on the stand. It's another reason I used the cardboard tubes as buffers.
08-20-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By SCTinkering

The cycling non-meca of south eastern Minnesota....

The cycling non-meca of south eastern Minnesota. My folks live out there and my dad still loves to bike. he had breathing issues last year and has swapped to an eBike, but he still loves to ride.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,426
Posted By SCTinkering

You are not wrong. The newer formulas are worse...

You are not wrong. The newer formulas are worse than the older ones too. I suspect the dextrose to be the culprit.

I bought the cheap knock off cleaning kit off of amazon. long skinny brush for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,564
Posted By SCTinkering

I don't stop. Three liter camelbak and 30 pounds...

I don't stop. Three liter camelbak and 30 pounds of body fat, the only reason to stop is if my legs give out. That's over 40 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing, so it's not common for me to stop.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,426
Posted By SCTinkering

I put 5 nuun in a 3 liter camelbak 2 vitamin 3...

I put 5 nuun in a 3 liter camelbak 2 vitamin 3 non-caffinated sport. so 12 grams of carb for 3 liters while cranking 30-40 miles. those 12 grams likely get burned pretty fast.

I mix up a camelbak...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,061
Posted By SCTinkering

Can confirm. At least two devs/engineers at my...

Can confirm. At least two devs/engineers at my location in Sunnyvale commute on Cervelo. I slum it with my 16 year old Ti or even my Trek Gravel bike.



Can also confirm based on the fact that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,426
Posted By SCTinkering

I'm a water hog. I can drain a 3 liter camelbak...

I'm a water hog. I can drain a 3 liter camelbak on a 3 hour ride in NorCal. I carry one 20 oz water bottle with just water for pouring over if I need it.

I also suggest a low or no sugar...
08-18-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By SCTinkering

I used the cardboard tube to augment the spacers...

I used the cardboard tube to augment the spacers on the stand. Derailleur hanger is one of those areas I don't think anyone will give you grief on a bit of extra paranoia.

I could tell it was...
08-13-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By SCTinkering

Packed up for a Flight

My Ti is now packed up and ready for a flight. I added some cardboard tubes to hopefully establish some boundaries/buffer zones around my bars and rear derailleur.

This is an Evoc Bike Travel Bag...
08-12-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,348
Posted By SCTinkering

I use a TiGr but wouldn't be avers to some sort...

I use a TiGr but wouldn't be avers to some sort of ... let's call it a deterrent agent dispersal system. Something that's easy to wash off a bike but not so much clothing or skin. Skunk Spray coupled...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,806,439
Posted By SCTinkering

Evoc Bike Travel Bag (pro)

It started out as just the Evoc Bike Travel Bag, but then I added the stand vs the standard mount. I'll likely do a full review in a different part of the forums...
08-09-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,819
Posted By SCTinkering

Haven't bitten on shorts, but got some crazy...

Haven't bitten on shorts, but got some crazy design jerseys. I stick with Pearl Izumi shorts, but Elite is where I start looking. The shorts with Select are cheaper for a reason. More than 25-30...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,492
Posted By SCTinkering

Yep, that's how I do it on my MTB. Oh the bygone...

Yep, that's how I do it on my MTB. Oh the bygone days of the Panaracer Smoke 2.0 on the rear and Dart 2.3 on the front. The Dart just looked wrong. Handled awesome, but the optics were...strange.
07-22-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By SCTinkering

Pulled the trigger on this. Found a set of brand...

Pulled the trigger on this. Found a set of brand new 105 7000 hydro levers for less than half of retail (they were take offs from someone that thought they weren't good enough?) so my gain and I...
Forum: Introductions
07-21-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By SCTinkering

You take a break and make newbie mistakes because...

You take a break and make newbie mistakes because you forgot all of your old routes.

NorCal South Bay folks might get this one. I totally blew the turn I was supposed to take off of Steven's...
07-21-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,811
Posted By SCTinkering

Looking at the build outs I have a hard time...

Looking at the build outs I have a hard time seeing the Ultegra being $1,500 better than the 105 and the top of the line being $4k better.

That said I haven't ridden any of them so who am I to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,806,439
Posted By SCTinkering

Ultegra Cassette

Picked up a 14-28 11 speed ultegra cassette off of ebay and used it to create a Franken-Cassette for my 1x

So the new cog set is 14-15-16-17-18-21-23-25-27-30-34

I've only taken it out for one...
07-17-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By SCTinkering

Yeah that bit of info kind of soured me to...

Yeah that bit of info kind of soured me to building out with GRX. I'm thinking GRX 1x crank, 105 hydro shifters (even though it's only a 1x up front) and sticking with the XT derailleur out back.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,701
Posted By SCTinkering

All frames will fail eventually, well except for...

All frames will fail eventually, well except for that cast iron univega I had about 20 years ago. You have to get them inspected. In the case of Ti the correct way to do it is to strip the frame of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 707,110
Posted By SCTinkering

Agreed. I think I need to work on my shoes cleat...

Agreed. I think I need to work on my shoes cleat spacing a bit. I occasionally have my right heel (and only my right heal) rub the chain stay. Just one of those annoying things I need to get...
Forum: Introductions
07-15-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By SCTinkering

If you want to get back on the bike I suggest...

If you want to get back on the bike I suggest stating easy with a Foothill out and back. Strava has some good routes (too many) for that area too. You can always join La Dolce Velo for the Waffle...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 707,110
Posted By SCTinkering

It started out as a 2003 Airborne Valkyrie Ti (I...

It started out as a 2003 Airborne Valkyrie Ti (I think a 56) with a combination of Ultegra & XT with a Triple upfront and a custom 8 speed 13-30 cassette out back.
(pictured with mods from 2012...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,701
Posted By SCTinkering

I just swapped my fork to one that has a disc...

I just swapped my fork to one that has a disc caliper mount and a disc front wheel. That's where you need the best braking power anyway. it would be nice to have it on the rear too, but not $1100...
Forum: Introductions
07-14-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By SCTinkering

Yes, a Hawk GT that I haven't ridden since 2004....

Yes, a Hawk GT that I haven't ridden since 2004. Also a 1989 Suzuki RGV (track day bike) both have been objects of tinkering as well. The hills seem to be much easier on both of those bikes...
Forum: Introductions
07-14-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By SCTinkering

Returning to 2 Wheels

After an extended period off bikes (five years is extended isn't it?) I started bike commuting off and on in 2016, but only really started to go out for longer, 30 mile rides, late last year only to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By SCTinkering

Did exactly that on my 2003 Ti bike. Upgraded to...

Did exactly that on my 2003 Ti bike. Upgraded to Ultegra 6800 + wound up fork with mechanical disc up front. MASSIVE improvement. (also dropped the coin on a set of wheels with Chris King hubs.)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,330
Posted By SCTinkering

Noted. Also the dropouts on that ride are...

Noted.

Also the dropouts on that ride are amazing and the lettering being the ti frame color under the powder coat is pretty bad ass too. The last year Salsa made the Colossal Ti they painted it....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,709
Posted By SCTinkering

Agree. I'm in the middle of converting my...

Agree. I'm in the middle of converting my commuter trek (FX-5s) into a gravel bike and am opting for mechanical GRX (if it ever becomes available) because I just want to hop on my bike and ride not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,330
Posted By SCTinkering

Painted Ti Bike blaspheme!

Painted Ti Bike blaspheme!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,002
Posted By SCTinkering

My cycling gear weaknesses are jerseys with skull...

My cycling gear weaknesses are jerseys with skull motifs & lately cassettes. The latter because I have yet to find the perfect cassette for my gravel bike. I never drop to the 11 tooth and the drop...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,924
Posted By SCTinkering

My commuter bike is a Shimano 1x. It took a while...

My commuter bike is a Shimano 1x. It took a while to find a good front ring & cassette combo, but I think I'm finally there. I don't usually have hills in my commute so the spread is pretty good. My...
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