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07-19-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By caloso

Gorilla Tape or a Rema patch. But only if it's...

Gorilla Tape or a Rema patch. But only if it's on the tread. I wouldn't trust it on a sidewall.
Forum: Introductions
07-19-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By caloso

Welcome! I'll look for you around town!

Welcome! I'll look for you around town!
07-19-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By caloso

I have had fixed gears off and on for many years....

I have had fixed gears off and on for many years. I built this one up from a Nashbar frame, a Bianchi fork I found on eBay, and some spare parts from the bin.

Great for commuting, LSD training,...
07-18-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13,714
Views: 705,709
Posted By caloso

Got dropped on the Airport Ride tonight. Sorta...

Got dropped on the Airport Ride tonight. Sorta thought I would given the crosswind. Still have a bit of work to do.
07-18-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By caloso

If you bought your Synapse from a local bike...

If you bought your Synapse from a local bike shop, I would ask them if they know of any local rides or clubs that are suitable for newbies. Keep in mind that the term "group rides" comprises a huge...
07-18-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,708
Posted By caloso

qft.

qft.
07-18-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By caloso

I did my first season of CX on a late 80s Trek...

I did my first season of CX on a late 80s Trek 660. All I did was jam in the largest tires I could fit, which were "30mm" (but really more like 28mm) Kenda knobbies. It worked awesome for dry...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By caloso

Wow. Those are gorgeous.

Wow. Those are gorgeous.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,597
Posted By caloso

That's a different workout. The levee dropoffs...

That's a different workout. The levee dropoffs are all about maintaining speed as fatigue builds, then recovering and doing it again.

I'll also do something similar to what you're describing,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By caloso

I've had the opportunity to buy one. They're...

I've had the opportunity to buy one. They're ridden hard, but they get a lot of attention from team mechanics. I really wanted to buy one of the TT bikes, but I couldn't justify it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,597
Posted By caloso

I regularly do a speed workout where I roll down...

I regularly do a speed workout where I roll down a small hill (overpass or levee works) to hit my target speed and then hold it for 60 seconds. I start early in the season at 27 and try to work up to...
07-17-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By caloso

Yes! Rodeocross is a blast and a half! Absolutely...

Yes! Rodeocross is a blast and a half! Absolutely you should do it.
07-16-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13,714
Views: 705,709
Posted By caloso

Did some sweet spot 2x20’s and they were actually...

Did some sweet spot 2x20’s and they were actually sweet.
07-16-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,283
Posted By caloso

Straight up racism. Take that somewhere else.

Straight up racism. Take that somewhere else.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By caloso

Yup. I learned this lesson myself and now err on...

Yup. I learned this lesson myself and now err on the side of smaller.
07-16-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By caloso

I doubt I use more than 3 or 4 cogs of the...

I doubt I use more than 3 or 4 cogs of the cassette when I'm on the trainer. In fact, I had to get a cheap cassette because I was wearing out the middle cogs.
07-15-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By caloso

Are there tires glued to these wheels? If so,...

Are there tires glued to these wheels? If so, what kind of shape are they in? If not, are you willing to deal with (or pay someone for) gluing and mounting new tires?
07-15-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,283
Posted By caloso

https://66.media.tumblr.com/d92ce9afa40d97521494d2...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/d92ce9afa40d97521494d25f5aead0c6/tumblr_mmnxs40eBG1rg158mo1_500.jpg
07-15-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By caloso

You could pull apart the freehub body and pour...

You could pull apart the freehub body and pour some Phil's Tenacious Oil in there.
07-15-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,283
Posted By caloso

SSCX is a thing.

SSCX is a thing.
07-15-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 736
Posted By caloso

As others have said, ride more often. And there...

As others have said, ride more often. And there are plenty of flat places in the city. You can always do loops of the Polo Grounds to build up miles.
07-14-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,510
Posted By caloso

1) don't obsess over cadence 2) that said, if...

1) don't obsess over cadence
2) that said, if you're thinking about your cadence, chances are you could spin a bit faster
3) nobody ever regretted improving their spin
07-14-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By caloso

Strong riders are strong.

Strong riders are strong.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,096
Posted By caloso

Screaming deal.

Screaming deal.
07-13-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By caloso

I guess you’re right. I only searched TP for...

I guess you’re right. I only searched TP for segments of 1hr+. Now if I search for VO2 max intervals, there are 1200kcal/hr. But by definition, those efforts are not sustainable.
07-12-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By caloso

The only time I’ve seen 700kcal/hr is in a race.

The only time I’ve seen 700kcal/hr is in a race.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By caloso

Oh, then just swap those other wheels in and see...

Oh, then just swap those other wheels in and see if they fit. And a rim that can take a 23 can take a 25.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By caloso

Road bikes of that vintage tended to have pretty...

Road bikes of that vintage tended to have pretty tight clearances. My bet is that 25mm might be your max. How much clearance do you have with 23s?
07-12-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By caloso

I've replaced all my external cam QRs with...

I've replaced all my external cam QRs with Ultegras. A few grams is totally worth the peace of mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,353
Posted By caloso

All the time. Especially on summer weekend...

All the time. Especially on summer weekend mornings.
07-12-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By caloso

Yes. A power meter will tell you how much energy...

Yes. A power meter will tell you how much energy you are expending.
07-12-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By caloso

Why not make it 3x longer and get 3x the power?

Why not make it 3x longer and get 3x the power?
07-12-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By caloso

We have quite a few segments around here that are...

We have quite a few segments around here that are out of reach since they've been part of the ToC, especially the ones in Yolo Co that lead into downtown Sac. They're crazy fast.
07-11-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,604
Posted By caloso

I’ve had a farmer’s tan since March.

I’ve had a farmer’s tan since March.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,096
Posted By caloso

Everybody's different and different shorts work...

Everybody's different and different shorts work for different folks' butts. However, I have never regretted spending to get quality shorts. In my case, Castelli.
07-11-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By caloso

https://66.media.tumblr.com/d92ce9afa40d97521494d2...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/d92ce9afa40d97521494d25f5aead0c6/tumblr_mmnxs40eBG1rg158mo1_500.jpg

No suspension, no discs, no gears. Who needs ‘em?
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By caloso

Depends. On a wide, quiet, well-paved suburban...

Depends. On a wide, quiet, well-paved suburban street like that, I suppose it's as safe as anything else. On my commute -- narrow, busy, with cracks and potholes and lightrail tracks, not to...
07-11-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By caloso

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-PD-A515-1853.pdf

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-PD-A515-1853.pdf
07-11-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By caloso

Spinergy wheels and a threaded fork? So we're...

Spinergy wheels and a threaded fork? So we're building the Bike of the Future with 1999 technology?
07-11-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By caloso

this

this
07-11-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By caloso

Using "fasted" rather than "fasting," I...

Using "fasted" rather than "fasting," I understood the OP to be talking about fasted rides, which are essentially getting up and going for a longish ride at moderate pace in a fasted state. I do...
07-10-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,620
Posted By caloso

Same.

Same.
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,688
Posted By caloso

If you can't ride in hot sunshine, you can't ride...

If you can't ride in hot sunshine, you can't ride in Sacramento (City Motto: But It's A Dry Heat.)
07-10-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,417
Posted By caloso

Even more so if you do it on a fixed gear. ...

Even more so if you do it on a fixed gear. During the winter I'll take the FG down into the Delta and do some 50+ mile rides, no structure, just ride. When you get home, you're just wiped out. ...
07-09-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,620
Posted By caloso

The question is what is a good ride for you. ...

The question is what is a good ride for you. Right now, I think you're doing awesome, but in a few months 8 or 12 miles will feel like a warm up. Keep going, and keep going a little further or a...
07-09-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,158
Posted By caloso

Both Strava and Training Peaks do this.

Both Strava and Training Peaks do this.
Forum: Introductions
07-08-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By caloso

Hi, Laurie. Welcome. Another Sacramentan here. ...

Hi, Laurie. Welcome. Another Sacramentan here. Watch out for the turkeys on the ARBT!
07-08-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,417
Posted By caloso

The bottom of the Sacramento Valley is about as...

The bottom of the Sacramento Valley is about as flat as it gets. The only elevation change is from freeway overpasses and getting up on the levee road.
...
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By caloso

Gorgeous.

Gorgeous.
07-08-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,708
Posted By caloso

Except for track racing, of course.

Except for track racing, of course.
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