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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 747
Posted By sfortner

I went and rode a 2022 Scott Addict 20, just to...

I went and rode a 2022 Scott Addict 20, just to see how much more comfortable and refined it is, with huge 32 mm tires, and bought it. $2000 with about 500 miles on it. It's about $700 or so below...
09-20-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 576
Posted By Iride01

For artistic things that don't require the...

For artistic things that don't require the tension a brake lever might put on them? Yes. For things that my life might depend on when I squeeze the brake lever to avoid that Mac Truck at a...
09-19-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By jon c.

As a general rule I won't buy online from anyone...

As a general rule I won't buy online from anyone who doesn't have a valid address.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 331
Posted By downhillmaster

Just got the build sheets from IF. The tubing...

Just got the build sheets from IF.
The tubing is True Temper OX Platinum.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 331
Posted By downhillmaster

My new to me IF Crown Jewel

Just got it today and am pretty excited to take it out for a spin.
Found it on FB Marketplace for under $2k
Bought it from the original owner who purchased it direct from Independent Fabrication...
09-18-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By jonathanf2

Sunday I did 42 slightly damp miles + 2300 feet...

Sunday I did 42 slightly damp miles + 2300 feet of climbing with my buddies here in LA. We were running a bit late so we cut out the Elysian Park climb and opted to roll straight to Griffith Park to...
09-18-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 654
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Buy quality, for accuracy, but don't "over spec"...

Buy quality, for accuracy, but don't "over spec" a torque wrench purchas.... 95% of my maintenance is 4Nm, 5Nm or 6Nm. It's really about "don't strip it or crush it."
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-23, 10:36 AM
09-16-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 401,077
Posted By AndreyT

Rode the above route on September 3. Started from...

Rode the above route on September 3. Started from Gazos Creek Beach at around 8 am. The Butano Fire Road was still foggy when I got to its beginning at Cloverdale
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 649
Posted By Eric F

I have 7, and I am almost happy. Obviously, the...

I have 7, and I am almost happy. Obviously, the answer is another bike.
09-14-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,353
Posted By Maelochs

Once I realized that there was a standard for...

Once I realized that there was a standard for beauty independent of personal taste, my life has gotten a lot simpler.

The whole "different things appeal to different people" idea is way too...
09-14-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By brokewheelspoke

You seemed pretty adamant about leaving that...

You seemed pretty adamant about leaving that chainring on the outside. But putting it on the inside just makes chainline issues so much easier. As for aesthetics, you can just put a chainguard on...
09-14-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By TakingMyTime

Yesterday I did a very quick (for me, LOL) run up...

Yesterday I did a very quick (for me, LOL) run up and down PCH for about 27 miles. I'm trying to integrate some interval (HIIT) training into my usually sluggish rides. I've been stuck on the same...
09-14-23, 05:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,572
Posted By kinnessa60

with my dominant foot, the one I feel most...

with my dominant foot, the one I feel most comfortable putting down when I coming to a stop.
09-13-23, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By jonathanf2

I did 35 miles and 2400 feet of climbing this...

I did 35 miles and 2400 feet of climbing this Wednesday. I opted to take the gravel bike mainly for comfort and I was being lazy and just felt like spinning instead of grinding up the hills. I first...
09-13-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,800
Posted By Mojo31

Minimal. ...

Minimal.

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09-13-23, 12:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,471
Posted By Fredo76

Somehow, long ago in Tucson, i developed the...

Somehow, long ago in Tucson, i developed the habit of riding with my left eye closed. This was in the Cretaceous period, before sunglasses were invented. I have to remind myself not to, now that I...
09-12-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,800
Posted By mschwett

I like minimal stuff on the bars. two brifters,...

I like minimal stuff on the bars. two brifters, phone.


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09-12-23, 08:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,471
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just one. All my rides the past few years have...

Just one. All my rides the past few years have started and ended at home.
Thinking of breaking this habit soon but I hate wasting riding time by driving to a starting spot.
09-12-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,561
Posted By tFUnK

I agree and think 1) stems from 2) - brifters are...

I agree and think 1) stems from 2) - brifters are designed such that greater squeezability is achieved in the drops. For 3) I guess coming from MTB background I've always tended to put weight towards...
09-12-23, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By diphthong

managed to make it up to the greater la area this...

managed to make it up to the greater la area this morning. high clouds at the start kept it nice and cool. hadn't ascended lower mt. baldy road in years but both
the experience and the pavť still...
09-12-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By Eric F

I don't want my gravel bike to be a road bike. I...

I don't want my gravel bike to be a road bike. I want it to be the in-between bike that rolls efficiently enough on the road that I don't feel like I'm pushing a pig, but is competent enough in the...
09-11-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By diphthong

34-miler beginning and ending in balboa park....

34-miler beginning and ending in balboa park. took in mission hills, old town, fiesta island, clairmont, kearny mesa, linda vista and mission valley.
big raindrops most of the ride. frequent enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 469
Posted By veganbikes

Have you ever had your saddle adjusted for you...

Have you ever had your saddle adjusted for you both in height, setback/set forward and angle? If so what is wrong with your current saddle after it was adjusted for you? If not try that first.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-23, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 469
Posted By tomato coupe

You clearly don't see the problem with this logic.

You clearly don't see the problem with this logic.
09-10-23, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By jsigone

Palomar Mt's but up Nate Harrison Grade on roadie...

Palomar Mt's but up Nate Harrison Grade on roadie slicks. hit 5k ft vert in first 15 miles. Canceled plans to do the observatory leg of the route due to rain and just came down South Grade to car at...
09-10-23, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By mstateglfr

Yeah, OP is onto something here. It's why I...

Yeah, OP is onto something here.
It's why I ride 15# over ideal weight, so I can have a better ride on gravel. Yep, that's it. That's why I don't lose weight!


A heavier bike isn't better on...
09-10-23, 06:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 886
Posted By cyccommute

Hasnít yet. It foams a bit but I wouldnít worry...

Hasnít yet. It foams a bit but I wouldnít worry about it around seals.
09-10-23, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By jonathanf2

My favorite SoCal dirt is 2-3 days old after a...

My favorite SoCal dirt is 2-3 days old after a heavy rain. The dirt is dry enough not to be muddy, but moist enough not to be dusty. In my opinion those are the best dirt riding conditions when...
09-10-23, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By jonathanf2

Saturday morning dirt. My kids are both back in...

Saturday morning dirt. My kids are both back in soccer this season, so that means more gravel time next to the soccer field! This is the first time I took the carbon gravel frame to Cherry Canyon and...
09-10-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,160
Posted By purpurite

I was young and dumb and had disposable income...

I was young and dumb and had disposable income and built an absolutely no-expense-spared 1993 Fat Chance Yo Eddy! in Team Violet (lavender pearl) in the early 90s. Bought the frame from Cycle Smithy...
09-10-23, 02:34 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,523
Posted By Maelochs

Because people won't ride regular bikes because...

Because people won't ride regular bikes because it is too hard ... so an e-bike is better than nothing
09-09-23, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By TakingMyTime

A slow 18 mile round trip heading north on the...

A slow 18 mile round trip heading north on the SGRT from El Dorado Park. I stopped at the park since they were having the last races of the season there this morning. I stayed for about 45 minutes...
09-09-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 401,077
Posted By Sierra_rider

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09-08-23, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By diphthong

sweet. if you end up hitting a pizza port again...

sweet. if you end up hitting a pizza port again in the near future, keep an eye out for their "135 ipa" on tap (if you do ipa's). best new beer i've had this year and i tend to "sample" a bit....
09-07-23, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By jonathanf2

Today I knocked out a quick 23 miles in the...

Today I knocked out a quick 23 miles in the Pasadena hills. I'm getting spoiled by these high income bracket neighborhood roads. They're nicely paved, have little-to-no traffic and I can ride them up...
09-07-23, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By tFUnK

Had this happen to two carbon posts (one on a...

Had this happen to two carbon posts (one on a carbon frame, the other on an aluminum frame). Could be caused by exceeding clamping specs, in conjunction with flexing due to rider weight (on both...
09-06-23, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 401,077
Posted By Sierra_rider

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09-06-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By jonathanf2

Today I knocked out 25 miles and 2234 feet of...

Today I knocked out 25 miles and 2234 feet of climbing over at the Pasadena Hills. One my new favorite climbs is heading up towards Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, mainly because they have a nice...
09-06-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By Eric F

Labor Day Weekend +1... Saturday - 30mi...

Labor Day Weekend +1...

Saturday - 30mi gravel ride from Altadena over Cherry Canyon to the Glendale Sports Complex descent (short). Pavement to La Tuna Canyon, up dirt La Tuna to Verdugo and...
09-06-23, 04:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,239
Posted By Ravenous007

oh thatís great to know! For myself Iím hoping to...

oh thatís great to know! For myself Iím hoping to start on some sort of a project for the sake of learning :)Ö

I have managed to fix the brakes (new housing and cable was needed)Ö

And thanks...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,862
Posted By TMonk

ive been racing bikes for nearly half my life (im...

ive been racing bikes for nearly half my life (im pushing on 37). Harold74 the bike really doesn't make that much of a difference. trust me on that one. the cheapest stuff (tires, tubes) make the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 898
Posted By genejockey

On the contrary, I'm faster today than I ever was...

On the contrary, I'm faster today than I ever was before! HOWEVER, it's not because I'm not aging. It's just that I was a lot lazier before. I sometimes wonder how much faster I'd have been then...
09-06-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 5,492
Posted By seypat

I wouldn't know. This is the first time I've ever...

I wouldn't know. This is the first time I've ever heard about waxing a chain on BF. Interested to hear what others say about it. :foo:
09-05-23, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By jonathanf2

33 miles on the LA River and up the Griffith...

33 miles on the LA River and up the Griffith Observatory. The fire roads at Griffith park are all beat up from the rain this year. Park maintenance just keeps throwing sand and gravel on the fire...
09-05-23, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By diphthong

32-miler circumnavigating lake elsinore and a...

32-miler circumnavigating lake elsinore and a climb up ca hwy 74 to the old roadhouse on the point (now closed unfortunately). a little muggy out tho but expected.
old, dtown lake elsinore still 4...
09-04-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 287,199
Posted By CAT7RDR

Snuck out for a quick La Habra Hgts - Murphy...

Snuck out for a quick La Habra Hgts - Murphy Ranch - Turnbull Loop.
Mid 70's, partly cloudy and East-West Rds are Type I fun!...
09-04-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,160
Posted By genejockey

Exactly. I have one bike that I hardly...

Exactly.

I have one bike that I hardly ever ride. I consigned it to the hook back in the corner, so I'd have to move 5 bikes to get to it. This weekend, I dug it out, pumped up the tires, and...
09-04-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,160
Posted By wolfchild

I never got rid of any bikes, so no regrets.

I never got rid of any bikes, so no regrets.
09-04-23, 05:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,572
Posted By Chuck M

For a planned stop like a stoplight or dismount,...

For a planned stop like a stoplight or dismount, I favor the right and it has become the habit. But I don't think it would hurt me to start switching it up. The few skinned knees and my broken...
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