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Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By grn.eyed.bandit

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Plan to sand...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Plan to sand it down a bit and top it off with some epoxy.

Just under 20,000kms on this bike and love it just as much as I did on her maiden voyage!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By Kai Winters

The bottom bracket shell is the most densely...

The bottom bracket shell is the most densely layered part of the frame.
Superficial damage imo. Remove crank, sand to smooth, either add a bit of Bondo to level the area or just prime and cover with...
08-26-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By carpediemracing

Flipped the mental switch, finally. Am in dieting...

Flipped the mental switch, finally. Am in dieting mode with some training thrown in there. Starting like I did in 2009, when I ended up transforming myself. Motivation, commitment, all there right...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 29,836
Posted By noodle soup

I came here to see if you had an opinion on these...

I came here to see if you had an opinion on these tires, after getting the same email. I'm finally out of my tire back stock, and I haven't kept up with road tires/components for a couple years.
08-18-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By carpediemracing

Hahaha! Looking at Strava, I did two sprints...

Hahaha!

Looking at Strava, I did two sprints that day, very boggy, had to go into the 11T to keep the pedals turning. 21.54 and 21.60 for the sprints. Light turnout - 1500 or so riders on the map,...
08-10-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By himespau

Holy cow, I feel like a rock star. I was cooling...

Holy cow, I feel like a rock star. I was cooling down after a group ride that I was supposed to be doing at z2 (yeah right, ride didn't have a set pace and I found a group too tempting not to chase)...
08-09-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By burnthesheep

Possibly the last move away from hardly ever...

Possibly the last move away from hardly ever riding the aero roadie may be complete. The TCX came with fancy 42mm carbon wheels and I bought some budget alloy cross wheels from Hunt to put the cross...
08-06-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,598
Posted By indyfabz

And there was this in 2020. Barely escaped with...

And there was this in 2020. Barely escaped with my life.

...
07-31-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Lbxpdx

CL super score. Ortlieb panniers!

I’ve been eyeing a set of panniers lately, I would prefer the beautiful Berthoud panniers but they are not cheap. I almost bought a set of Ortliebs at the coop for $80, but decided to wait. Well,...
07-29-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By RH Clark

Yea, that makes sense. I might still put my...

Yea, that makes sense. I might still put my expensive electronics inside a dry bag inside the backpack. It might save it if you get caught in very hard rain.
07-29-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By m.c.

There are several computer backpacks on Amazon...

There are several computer backpacks on Amazon that say they are waterproof.
07-28-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By m.c.

I'd start with looking for a waterproof computer...

I'd start with looking for a waterproof computer backpack. If it were me I'd want to shop for the part that protects the computer first and then look at other features.
07-28-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By terrymorse

IMO, the best cycling backpacks are made by...

IMO, the best cycling backpacks are made by Ortlieb. I commuted with one for several years.

One of their day packs (https://ortliebusa.com/product-category/backpacks-portage/daypacks/) ought to...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By dedhed

I'd pop into a motorcycle repair or welding shop...

I'd pop into a motorcycle repair or welding shop and ask how much to drop a few weld beads on it.
07-21-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,124
Posted By Mojo31

Depends on if you are riding with your...

Depends on if you are riding with your girlfriend, Cheryl.

What does your wife say?

:p
07-20-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,359
Posted By mstateglfr

$250 to $2500. ​​A quality wheeset weighing...

$250 to $2500.
​​A quality wheeset weighing that, which is well built and reliable- can be had for $450-600.
07-20-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By big john

I think if you are going faster or they can tell...

I think if you are going faster or they can tell you are hammering they don't worry about you slowing them up so much.

I try to get out of their way when I can, like making room for them to turn...
07-14-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By carpediemracing

Really cool so far. Great financial advisor...

Really cool so far. Great financial advisor ("FA"). There's a branch office administrator (BOA) class group, and it's been good, we help each other out with various things pertaining to lessons or...
07-11-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By carpediemracing

First day. Brain is mush. Hard to say how it will...

First day. Brain is mush. Hard to say how it will go but signs are positive. Edward Jones, an investment company. I'll be the branch office administrator for one of the branches (each branch is...
07-10-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By carpediemracing

Ironically my SoCal training camp host works for...

Ironically my SoCal training camp host works for the same company. He does a "deep dive" when he works for someone, learns a lot about the company. We haven't talked in a while but we spent a couple...
07-08-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By Flatballer

Thanks. She actually finally made it home today....

Thanks. She actually finally made it home today. MRI and EKG ultra were both perfect, so hopefully she just grows out of it and keeps breathing.
07-03-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By Flatballer

New baby is here. In the NICU because she keeps...

New baby is here. In the NICU because she keeps not breathing and turning blue, but they don't seem super concerned and she's improving and doing it less frequently. She's hanging out with us at...
06-30-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Talent! I've attended zoom talks while riding but...

Talent! I've attended zoom talks while riding but never worked on anything that requires active attention.
06-24-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By Enthalpic

Walk the bike? Call it a cross run up.

Walk the bike?

Call it a cross run up.
06-23-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By carpediemracing

Changing jobs. Last day July 2, first day next...

Changing jobs. Last day July 2, first day next job July 11. Financial world so M-F, out at 5, will free up time for family and cycling and other stuff. Local, in town, for a firm that the Missus has...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,272
Posted By caloso

My commute is much shorter than yours, but I...

My commute is much shorter than yours, but I notice that the only thing that makes any appreciable difference on time is whether the stoplights are in my favor. Doesn't matter if I ride my race bike...
06-07-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By carpediemracing

holy tall daughter! My son is 10 and... I don't...

holy tall daughter! My son is 10 and... I don't know how tall he is but not 5 feet yet. finishing 4th grade. He did grow 2.5 inches last year. 50th percentile in height. I think I'll check tomorrow,...
05-31-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By carpediemracing

I'm hoping it's nothing major, obviously. I'm...

I'm hoping it's nothing major, obviously. I'm just hoping that there are no long term issues. Or really big short term ones.

Ironically it's given me a week off from work, and that in and of...
05-31-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By caloso

Hope that this is as bad as it gets for you, CDR....

Hope that this is as bad as it gets for you, CDR. My mom just tested positive. She's 84. Pre-vaccine, it could have been a death sentence, but so far, it's just been like a bad cold. So far, my...
05-31-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,719
Posted By greasemonkey

Good point. Budget and availability mostly...but...

Good point. Budget and availability mostly...but I got that surly fork for a very good price, from a Long Haul Trucker and it is essentially the exact same as the disc trucker - minus the mounts. I...
05-18-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks for thinking of me. I was thinking of them...

Thanks for thinking of me. I was thinking of them but they only do tires, although I did submit an application (because they have a lot of other things they do). And you're right, they seem to be...
05-16-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By Flatballer

Wow. He can barely kayak, did an individual...

Wow. He can barely kayak, did an individual instead of a team relay, and absolutely slaughtered them all. That's pretty crazy.
05-13-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By Flatballer

I didn't realize they were semi local. That...

I didn't realize they were semi local. That probably explains why they seem to suck less.
05-11-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By Flatballer

I don't have a clue who you work for, and I don't...

I don't have a clue who you work for, and I don't know if want to stay in service at all, and I doubt it's the case everywhere, but, after all those caveats, United Tire seems really good, at least...
05-09-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By carpediemracing

No one really. Our (similar type chain)...

No one really. Our (similar type chain) competitors are worse. Hard to believe. I suppose maybe a different flavor company, like a privately owned company, but the more I think about it, the more I...
05-04-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By Rolla

That would probably be my choice for a commuter...

That would probably be my choice for a commuter up there in the great white north. :thumb:
05-04-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By chaadster

Never been to PHL, eh?!

Never been to PHL, eh?!
05-04-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By sloppy12

I would go with the charge. they seem like...

I would go with the charge. they seem like pretty decent bikes I just gave one of the IGH versions away. For philly Biggest tires you can get and tubeless. the brakes will be OK those arent the...
05-04-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By chaadster

Knowing Philly, I’d run the Charge for sure. SA...

Knowing Philly, I’d run the Charge for sure. SA IGH shifting performance is not acceptable for how I ride, and I certainly wouldn’t want to tackle PHL hills with one, neither for sport nor utility. ...
04-22-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By TMonk

We're in Escrow!!!!!! So stoked. Location is...

We're in Escrow!!!!!! So stoked. Location is not something I'm willing to compromise on and the single family home thing is more than we want to spend right now in central San Diego, so it's a...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,947
Posted By caloso

I also think that you're going to get used to it....

I also think that you're going to get used to it. It may have been a big jump up in activity, but it will soon be your new normal.
Forum: Commuting
04-10-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 42,500
Posted By noglider

gaucho777, what do you teach? My lifelong dream...

gaucho777, what do you teach? My lifelong dream to become a teacher will be fulfilled in September. I'll be a special needs teacher in middle or high school.
03-30-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Rolla

I'm a fan of using a chain tensioner on the...

I'm a fan of using a chain tensioner on the driveside track end to prevent forward wheel slip under heavy pedal loads. My favorite is the Surly Tuggnut, but they all pretty much do the same thing.
03-29-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Rolla

Not sure what you're trying to prevent, but make...

Not sure what you're trying to prevent, but make sure the tires are in good shape and the drivetrain parts aren't too worn. Salmon Kool-Stops for V-brakes are widely available. The suggestions...
03-29-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By TugaDude

V-brakes have mechanical advantage over...

V-brakes have mechanical advantage over cantilevers. Don't change what isn't broken.
03-24-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By revchuck

Congrats on the proposal outcome! :) Unless...

Congrats on the proposal outcome! :)

Unless you're riding on carbon wheels in the rain, rim brakes will be fine. I've got a single-speed Specialized Sirrus (flat bar bike) with rim brakes and I...
03-22-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By caloso

I know you guys know this, but here's a reminder...

I know you guys know this, but here's a reminder to lube, wipe down, and occasionally check all the moving parts of your trainer bike, especially if it's permanently on the trainer. Thought I was...
03-21-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,295
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I get it. There's a spring crit series going on...

I get it. There's a spring crit series going on but it's 2hrs each way and the race itself is 50 minutes. I did a zwift race yesterday instead.
03-20-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By grant40

Ride what bars feel best for you.

Ride what bars feel best for you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,569
Posted By arbee

I can only speak from my own experience: a...

I can only speak from my own experience: a "standard" Swift frame + Schwalbe Marathon 47-406 / 20x1.75 tires fits — just barely — in a Samsonite case that's — just barely — accepted with no...
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