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09-28-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By caloso

It's an amazing event. It took me 5 tries, but I...

It's an amazing event. It took me 5 tries, but I finally got a 1-hour t-shirt a few years ago. One of my most prized cycling mementos.
09-28-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 828
Posted By caloso

They absolutely help with pulling up on the...

They absolutely help with pulling up on the pedals, which you do when sprinting or lugging up a short steep pitch.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By caloso

17-25 minutes, depending on the lights. I don't...

17-25 minutes, depending on the lights. I don't eat till noon most days during the week. (16-8 intermittent fasting).
09-28-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,980
Posted By caloso

I've used Gorilla tape in a pinch. Held...

I've used Gorilla tape in a pinch. Held perfectly fine but when it came time to pull the tire, I replaced it with a Rema patch.
09-28-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 605
Posted By caloso

It depends. When I rode into work today, I just...

It depends. When I rode into work today, I just wore dress pants. When I do an interval set or long ride or race, I wear bibs.
09-28-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By caloso

Flying 200 record is 9.100....

Flying 200 record is 9.100. https://archive.uci.org/docs/default-source/about--discipline/about-track-cycling/men-elite-world-records.pdf?sfvrsn=244fc916_28

77 kph / 47.8 mph
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By caloso

FWIW, there are plenty of people racing aluminum...

FWIW, there are plenty of people racing aluminum bikes with 105. This bike will not hold you back.
09-27-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,980
Posted By caloso

Tribulus terrestris ...

Tribulus terrestris

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09-27-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,980
Posted By caloso

See...

See https://help.huntbikewheels.com/support/solutions/articles/43000487687-clincher-vs-tubeless-vs-tubular
...
09-27-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,980
Posted By caloso

Tubulars are glued on.

Tubulars are glued on.
09-27-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 828
Posted By caloso

Personally, I only want my pedal to release when...

Personally, I only want my pedal to release when I make one specific motion. The last thing I want is it to release unexpectedly when I'm pulling up or rotating my ankle slightly.
09-25-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,511
Posted By caloso

No, it doesn’t mean that.

No, it doesn’t mean that.
09-24-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,044
Posted By caloso

That's my goal, to learn how to wheelie. I think...

That's my goal, to learn how to wheelie. I think I can do it on my MTB, I just can't control it for more than a few pedal strokes.
09-24-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,044
Posted By caloso

Good job. I agree it's a useful skill and a good...

Good job. I agree it's a useful skill and a good exercise in centering and balancing. I did a beginners' day at the velodrome a few years ago and one of the things they had us do was to practice...
09-23-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By caloso

Maybe. Saddle comfort is incredibly specific...

Maybe. Saddle comfort is incredibly specific from person to person, so you might find one that works for you at that price, but maybe not. It's impossible to say
09-23-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,321
Posted By caloso

Shrug. I just throw mine in the dishwasher. If...

Shrug. I just throw mine in the dishwasher. If it's looking particularly gross, I may add a splash of bleach and let that sit before putting it in.
09-22-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By caloso

I did exactly this for my CX bike. I don't even...

I did exactly this for my CX bike. I don't even take it off for gravel rides. Works excellently.
09-21-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,088
Posted By caloso

Stuff that has life in it goes in a bin for a...

Stuff that has life in it goes in a bin for a future project. I built up a CX bike and TT with mostly spare parts from road bikes that had been upgraded. Stuff I can't use goes to the Bike Kitchen.
09-21-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,980
Posted By caloso

The tubeless version of a given tire is usually...

The tubeless version of a given tire is usually more expensive, but not extremely so. It’s not like they’re twice as much. They are a bit more involved setting up initially, but once installed there...
09-20-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By caloso

I have a 105 left side powermeter crank and it...

I have a 105 left side powermeter crank and it works perfectly with my first gen DA 7800 crankset, which works perfectly with 9 and 10 speed. I wouldn't even bother changing the chainrings.
09-20-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By caloso

If it only has a tiny hole that's noticeable with...

If it only has a tiny hole that's noticeable with soapy water, then I'd just add some fresh sealant and call it fixed. Hopefully you have removeable valve cores. If so:

1) buy a small bottle of...
09-20-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16,604
Views: 1,041,175
Posted By caloso

Skipped the group ride on Saturday, but went out...

Skipped the group ride on Saturday, but went out early to do 1' repeats. Found that the county had just finished paving a section of South River Road, but hadn't painted it yet so it was closed to...
09-19-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 536
Posted By caloso

45-50F, I am typically wearing knee warmers, arm...

45-50F, I am typically wearing knee warmers, arm warmers, and a wind vest. They all fit in jersey pockets.
09-19-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By caloso

I just save my ride on my Garmin and it uploads...

I just save my ride on my Garmin and it uploads the ride to Strava, power included. Are you just running Strava on your phone without a computer? I don’t think it reads power by itself.
09-18-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,872
Posted By caloso

I disabled live segments too. I would be doing an...

I disabled live segments too. I would be doing an interval set and trying to concentrate on it, when it would pop up telling me I’m on a segment that I created. Really annoying.
09-17-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,219
Posted By caloso

I'd just put those in jersey pockets. All that...

I'd just put those in jersey pockets. All that will fit, plus phone, food, arm warmers, etc.
Forum: Introductions
09-16-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By caloso

Welcome from Sacramento!

Welcome from Sacramento!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,987
Posted By caloso

I would say an overt invitation is the rider...

I would say an overt invitation is the rider tapping their hip. Even more overt is to say out loud "hop on."
09-15-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,367
Posted By caloso

The question is: which end do you peel from?

The question is: which end do you peel from?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,987
Posted By caloso

Sitting 3 bike lengths back would be even weirder...

Sitting 3 bike lengths back would be even weirder and more annoying because it’s too far back to get a decent draft.
09-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,529
Posted By caloso

This is awesome. Keep going!

This is awesome. Keep going!
09-14-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,791
Posted By caloso

It depends on the tire and tube (or lack of one)....

It depends on the tire and tube (or lack of one). My nice race wheels with latex tubes need topping off every time I ride. My tubeless CX/gravel set every other time. My training/commuting wheels...
09-14-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6,531
Views: 415,716
Posted By caloso

How are the Green Muds on grass and dry hard...

How are the Green Muds on grass and dry hard pack? I have a set, but since we're in a drought, I was wondering if it was worth mounting them up.
09-13-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,281
Posted By caloso

For me, the harder the effort, the longer my...

For me, the harder the effort, the longer my warmup needs to be.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By caloso

Old tire user here too. I just wear them down to...

Old tire user here too. I just wear them down to the cords.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,987
Posted By caloso

"Hi, mind if I sit on?" If the answer is no,...

"Hi, mind if I sit on?"

If the answer is no, then either pass them or sit up and allow a gap to form. If the answer is yes, then offer to rotate and share the work. But don't just sit back there...
09-13-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By caloso

What shelbyfv said.

What shelbyfv said.
09-13-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,596
Posted By caloso

African or European?

African or European?
09-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,872
Posted By caloso

Nice! I'm now even more impressed. And, apropos...

Nice! I'm now even more impressed. And, apropos of the OP's original question, I'm now motivated to ride it myself.
09-13-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,872
Posted By caloso

I’m impressed how much bike traffic there is on...

I’m impressed how much bike traffic there is on the Richmond Bridge.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By caloso

I like the idea of a dedicated trainer wheel, but...

I like the idea of a dedicated trainer wheel, but as others have said, 10 and 11-speed cassettes have different cog spacing. Some 10-speed wheels can be upgraded to 11 with a freehub body swap. ...
09-10-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 759
Posted By caloso

One advantage of being a rim-brake holdout is...

One advantage of being a rim-brake holdout is that I've picked up a bunch of nice wheels for a song. It's just so nice and convenient to throw on a different set of wheels in literally less than a...
Forum: Introductions
09-10-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By caloso

Welcome! We were in SB earlier this summer for a...

Welcome! We were in SB earlier this summer for a wedding. Looks like lots of great riding there. We didn't bring our bikes, but did a cruiser ride down on the beach path, and we ran the stairs at...
09-10-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,872
Posted By caloso

I've taken to doing interval work on the ring...

I've taken to doing interval work on the ring road around the local 9-hole muni golf course. Looks like I'm far and away the Local Legend on that loop: 169 efforts in the last 90 days. Funny thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By caloso

Wait. So you had a 34t cassette and then you...

Wait. So you had a 34t cassette and then you took it off because you weren't riding up big hills, but now you are riding up big hills and wondering if you need lower gearing? Why not put the 34t...
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By caloso

Awesome bike. A couple of things to consider. ...

Awesome bike. A couple of things to consider. Tubular cross tires may not be the best bet for commuting, but they're still the choice for a lot of CXers, and you might be able to sell them. Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 835
Posted By caloso

It's a ducted fan that I use to dry out my...

It's a ducted fan that I use to dry out my basement floor when it seeps in the winter. (We've been in a drought so haven't had to use it for that purpose in a while). It really blasts the air in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 835
Posted By caloso

Same. I have big pedestal fan and an air mover...

Same. I have big pedestal fan and an air mover that I put just in front of my front wheel, angled up to blast my chest.
09-07-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,096
Posted By caloso

I agree. Do not wear 25 year old shorts.

I agree. Do not wear 25 year old shorts.
09-07-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16,604
Views: 1,041,175
Posted By caloso

Yeah, I'm still not clear on how the progressions...

Yeah, I'm still not clear on how the progressions are suppose to work. I really expected my anaerobic to go up since I hit all the targets and marked it as "moderate." It wasn't easy--I don't think...
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