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05-25-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By cyclic_eric

Both nicely outfitted... monoplanar's on the...

Both nicely outfitted... monoplanar's on the Bianchi :thumb:
The red one looks like it will fit 28mm tires, even fenders...
so riding it in the winter instead of other bikes would make them last...
05-17-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By cyclic_eric

You are absolutely nuts. Bonkers. Frijoles. Only...

You are absolutely nuts. Bonkers. Frijoles. Only me and about a million other people are likely to do this. And we have a great time doing it too....
04-28-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

I've become so addicted to electronics... The...

I've become so addicted to electronics... The handlebar computer that shows my route and uploads results, the taillight that includes radar, the headlight. I'll make sure the beeping sounds are off....
04-28-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Classtime. I'm...

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Classtime. I'm in good shape to ride 30 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing at maybe 13 mph, ... but 81 miles and 6,400 feet is quite different! My usual mistake is...
04-28-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

Looking forward to meeting and riding with you...

Looking forward to meeting and riding with you all. If feeling strong I'll ride the Scalatore ride.

Here's a picture @verktyg (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/verktyg-61614.html) took last...
04-22-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

Back when I had a plastic (carbon-fiber) bike, I...

Back when I had a plastic (carbon-fiber) bike, I bought a tube of 'grease' with grit, and that prevented the seatpost from slipping.
Maybe you need some of that fiber-grit stuff.
04-22-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

I'd like to ride on sew-ups. Is that not wise? ...

I'd like to ride on sew-ups. Is that not wise? I carry a spare, and I could strap a second spare to the handlebars if needed.
Or should I switch to clinchers for this ride?
04-22-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

I'm facing the same situation. Now that you've...

I'm facing the same situation. Now that you've got me to realize it, I'd best not bring too many spare parts or tools. I hope to park somewhere safe, ride to the start, and leave the car for 8...
04-18-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By cyclic_eric

I'm using the Universal Support Bolts made by...

I'm using the Universal Support Bolts made by King Cage. link to King Cage site (https://kingcage.com/collections/frontpage/products/universal-support-bolt)
They are good, 6 bucks each. I like that...
04-11-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

Considering it was in the high 40's low 50's...

Considering it was in the high 40's low 50's degrees F today, ya did damn good. :thumb:
04-10-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

Yes. Any grade over 15% is pretty hard on...

Yes. Any grade over 15% is pretty hard on asphalt, but on dirt/gravel...
as you all probably know, if you are climbing steep sections, out of the saddle and your weight all the way forward, the lack...
04-08-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

It looks like there are a couple reroute options...

It looks like there are a couple reroute options through Cayucos....
04-06-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,400
Posted By cyclic_eric

Several years ago, while walking in Paris I saw...

Several years ago, while walking in Paris I saw this great looking Dancelli. Nicest bend I've seen. I asked my wife to stand alongside....
04-04-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,363
Posted By cyclic_eric

Great bike pics! Wow, the paint on the green...

Great bike pics!
Wow, the paint on the green Nishiki really Pops! I've never seen one like it.
All very cool bikes. What's the blue one? Well, I guess I gotta try to make the next ride to find...
04-04-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

What is the simplest solution? I'm still...

What is the simplest solution?

I'm still sorting out my bike ride. I think I'll be ok with one larger bottle, but a few comments on here have me considering a second water bottle cage. A second...
04-04-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By cyclic_eric

Welcome to Bike Forums! You need a good tape...

Welcome to Bike Forums!
You need a good tape measure with a metric scale. Also some inexpensive calipers are useful. Even the plastic ones suffice. Metric again.
Then take measurements comparing...
03-27-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

On the route I signed up for, La Via dello...

On the route I signed up for, La Via dello Scalatore, it looks like there are water fill-up options every ~15 miles, at least.
I see that by viewing the 2020 RidewGPS route that is posted at the...
03-26-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By cyclic_eric

I had the same issue last year. Friends laughed...

I had the same issue last year. Friends laughed when I told them my doctor said it was an overuse injury...
I wore a brace at night for 2-3 weeks and the condition went away. Pick up a brace at...
03-25-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,544
Posted By cyclic_eric

I suppose it looks "cheerfully low end" ;) ...

I suppose it looks "cheerfully low end" ;)

Here's one I had many years ago....
03-24-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

Yes of course. The Nova Eroica ride is on...

Yes of course. The Nova Eroica ride is on Saturday 4/30.
03-24-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

Yes. The Santa Lucia Route, La Via Dello...

Yes.
The Santa Lucia Route, La Via Dello Scalatore, and the Heroic Route all pass through Cayucos along Ocean Avenue.
You can find the 2020 Ride with GPS routes at their website:
Eroica CA Rides...
03-23-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,544
Posted By cyclic_eric

It's true, many hybrids are unappealing.. But! ...

It's true, many hybrids are unappealing.. But! There are many cool classic bike to hybrid-style conversions. I agree with others, the first rides of the season are tough. That's often when I try...
03-19-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By cyclic_eric

I have the bracelet. I agree, it's so small that...

I have the bracelet. I agree, it's so small that med tech's might not notice it.
Nevertheless, with it on I don't feel the need to also carry my driver's license.
03-13-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

I tend to want larger tires these days, mostly...

I tend to want larger tires these days, mostly for the rotten roads in my area. However, for some bikes larger tires can adversely affect the handling.

On the spirit of things - like many of you...
03-06-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

How is the region for goat head seeds? ...

How is the region for goat head seeds?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x470/goat_head_thorns_ef7fc0aeb145c23d05a8765c32112dc9e5c67a6e.jpg

So far my plan is ~28mm...
03-05-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

Excellent looking Raleigh! The crank looks great...

Excellent looking Raleigh! The crank looks great to me. Some might say you're supposed to have non-aero brake levers. But averaging in the ages of the rest of the bike, it's still older than 1987!...
03-02-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 24,536
Posted By cyclic_eric

Killer - I'd ride more often with that in my...

Killer - I'd ride more often with that in my stable!
:thumb:
03-01-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By cyclic_eric

~ 90 psi ? Break in? The GP5000's are...

~ 90 psi ?
Break in?

The GP5000's are much, much nicer in my experience than Gatorskins.
03-01-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 24,536
Posted By cyclic_eric

I think I'd rather ride it than a Cannondale most...

I think I'd rather ride it than a Cannondale most days... :rolleyes:
Clinchers I suspect, maybe sew-ups? Do you like those Vittoria Corsas? I'm considering Corsa Control's for my next tires.
03-01-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 24,536
Posted By cyclic_eric

Wow - that is gorgeous. Which crank is that? It...

Wow - that is gorgeous. Which crank is that? It looks good with the black rings.
Quite a looker all around.


May I ask for a better picture, one that doesn't chop off the Brooks Pro...
02-28-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 123,116
Posted By cyclic_eric

Nice Ritchey crankset! I wish I could find one...

Nice Ritchey crankset! I wish I could find one in such great shape. That 50/34 is one of the best ways to ride C&V bikes up steep hills.
02-28-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,754
Posted By cyclic_eric

Giro Latch $150 ...

Giro Latch $150
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x800/giro_latch_dirt_shoe_dark_shadow_profile_8c57c03cf7fa56b5e9f6b344a7676f0d63936abe.jpg

Grio VR Rumble $100...
02-22-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

But if there's nothing to be irate about, we...

But if there's nothing to be irate about, we wouldn't really need tequila, etc.
02-17-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By cyclic_eric

It turned out to be much simpler than I thought....

It turned out to be much simpler than I thought. I have a small 10mm wrench that is easy to fit and light enough for jersey pockets.
While at home I thought of the scrap wood set up below. A digital...
02-14-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks everyone for the advice and especially the...

Thanks everyone for the advice and especially the humor! :lol:
Sorry for any confusion - I do not have the seatpost yet. It should arrive next week. I was hoping to get the dimensions ahead of...
02-12-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By cyclic_eric

:lol::lol::lol: Thanks oneclick, what an odd...

:lol::lol::lol:

Thanks oneclick, what an odd an odd size. Yes, it is unlikely I'll find it at the local hardware store. Perhaps I'll get lucky and happen upon the ratcheting 10mm wrench that...
02-12-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By cyclic_eric

Campagnolo 2-bolt seatpost - bolt dimensions?

I just purchased the Campagnolo 2-bolt seatpost pictured below. It should arrive in about a week. Does anyone know the dimensions of the 2 bolts? My guess is they are M8 x 1.25mm, perhaps 30 - 40 mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By cyclic_eric

Those are pretty damn good replies. Since...

Those are pretty damn good replies.

Since Specialized cancelled the 130mm, and eBay supplies have dried up, I've become increasingly worried.
The old 143mm was ok for me several years ago, but...
02-06-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

Well with that kind of news I had to search for...

Well with that kind of news I had to search for "Tom Ritchey 2019 Eroica" toe clips...
couldn't find any dirt, only this picture from Piedmont Velo Sports
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,335
Posted By cyclic_eric

Don't materials such as carbon fiber or polymers...

Don't materials such as carbon fiber or polymers take much longer to biodegrade than metals such as steel, titanium or aluminum?
Although the point can be argued... it is my understanding that...
02-01-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

mhespenheide...

mhespenheide (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/mhespenheide-499544.html) has the right idea,
" . . . not really a "training plan", it's just what I try to do to keep myself sane."

Worried...
01-31-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

@Kabuki12...

@Kabuki12 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/kabuki12-429288.html)
If you bring your motorhome, can we meet there for espressos pre-ride and/or a glass of red after the ride?

donuts are ok once...
01-31-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

You're right! Somehow I lost a whole month. Of...

You're right! Somehow I lost a whole month.
Of course, if you're already riding 65 miles, your physical training is accomplished. Nearly half our work is keeping 40+ year old bikes in tune...
01-31-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

I think we're down to 8-9 weeks now! I figure...

I think we're down to 8-9 weeks now!
I figure I'm riding hilly 20-miles (slowly ~ 12-13 mph avg) twice a week now, and if I can increase that by 5 miles/week each week, then I'll be ok.
Anyone else...
01-27-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By cyclic_eric

That's lousy news. Guess I'd better go get my...

That's lousy news. Guess I'd better go get my last good wool jersey. :(
01-25-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,339
Posted By cyclic_eric

Very fast looking Red. :thumb: That rear...

Very fast looking Red. :thumb: That rear derailleur looks like it will accept a more useful freewheel range than 14-19. Are you setting the bike up to ride? The stem and seatpost don't look like...
01-23-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks for the answers gugie! My derailleur...

Thanks for the answers gugie!
My derailleur won't be indexing.
I find that once friction shifting is done properly, no one really needs index shifting...
... jk
01-23-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

A couple gear questions. If they are too far off...

A couple gear questions. If they are too far off topic, I'll open different thread.

So far, I'm planning to ride La Via Dello Scalatore route, 81 miles, 6400 ft. But I only have one water bottle...
01-23-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

Those look great! Such smooth soles! Had I...

Those look great! Such smooth soles!
Had I seen them thatís what Iíd use too.
01-23-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,280
Posted By cyclic_eric

I suppose I'll switch to toe clips at a month...

I suppose I'll switch to toe clips at a month prior. I found these Giro Rumble shoes that are comfortable.
I'll change the laces to some innocuous color and run a black sharpie elsewhere.
...
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