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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 09:33 PM
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Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 559,492
Posted By Ogsarg

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Beautiful sky today...
09-20-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,635
Posted By Ogsarg

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A really blue sky today. Unusual for this time of year. Taken in the boonies...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 559,492
Posted By Ogsarg

This is roughly 15 miles south of Hollister and...

This is roughly 15 miles south of Hollister and maybe 10 miles from Calera, which is on Cienega Rd, which meets up with 25 maybe 5 miles north of where this pic was taken.
09-17-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,635
Posted By Ogsarg

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On the way back from Pinnacles. Not unusual to see deer down in this area...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 559,492
Posted By Ogsarg

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Pinnacles National Park Hwy, aka CA 25.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 559,492
Posted By Ogsarg

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John Smith Rd. Just before sunrise.
09-02-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 940
Posted By Ogsarg

Congrats. Seems like a good choice for your...

Congrats. Seems like a good choice for your purpose. In any case, If you enjoy the ride, you did well.
09-02-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By Ogsarg

My last "before work" bike ride

For the last 22 years I've had a job that involved a pretty crappy commute; 57 miles each way into Silicon Valley. This has meant long days leaving early in the morning and getting home late. To get...
08-30-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,635
Posted By Ogsarg

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Near the end of the road. Pinnacles NP.
08-26-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 664
Posted By Ogsarg

Go for it. It's just bar tape. It's not like...

Go for it. It's just bar tape. It's not like you're modifying the frame or doing something that cant be easily undone. I could see it looking pretty nice. Unless you're getting ready to sell it, the...
08-26-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Ogsarg

They show their U.S. warehouse as being at 17806...

They show their U.S. warehouse as being at 17806 Main St. in Carson but if you look up that address on google maps it is in Gardena and has a different zip code than they are showing.

There are so...
08-26-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,472
Posted By Ogsarg

I like windfinder.com for checking out wind...

I like windfinder.com for checking out wind conditions. Shows what is going on in real time and allows you to look forward to any time of day. I ride in the area shown below and the wind direction as...
08-22-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Ogsarg

Mobil One synthetic grease is available in just...

Mobil One synthetic grease is available in just about any auto parts store. -40 to 302F.
08-19-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,528
Posted By Ogsarg

I have an 11-34 with a compact double and use the...

I have an 11-34 with a compact double and use the 34-34 combo more often than I thought I would. I'd probably use a 36 if I had one. I can't imagine climbing some of the hills around here with the...
08-16-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By Ogsarg

Keep in mind that it may be that an organization...

Keep in mind that it may be that an organization selling the bike will help more people than giving it away. If it has collector value, the value from selling it might pay to get bikes to several...
08-16-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Ogsarg

I've only been tubeless for about a year and a...

I've only been tubeless for about a year and a half but I did a lot of reading prior and the experienced tubeless roadies mostly preferred Orange Seal (regular) to others and many said Stan's was not...
08-16-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 491
Posted By Ogsarg

My guess is that why you can't find it is because...

My guess is that why you can't find it is because people that want something that sounds like a bell....will buy a bell. Why on earth would you want to complicate things with a battery, charging, etc?
08-11-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 799
Posted By Ogsarg

For me this would come down to how much time I...

For me this would come down to how much time I thought I would be able to use the bike vs. the hassle of transporting it. I do week long trips several times a year but that usually means being in a...
08-10-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,219
Posted By Ogsarg

Is it time to move this thread to the home and...

Is it time to move this thread to the home and garden sub-forum?
08-09-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Ogsarg

Interesting. Looks like these started as a...

Interesting. Looks like these started as a Kickstarter. Available at Amazon and other sites but not shown on the Spurcycle site.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Ogsarg

Have you been contacted by the other parties...

Have you been contacted by the other parties insurance company yet? If the other party was found at fault, insurers will often reach out to you and offer a payment in exchange for you agreeing to...
07-29-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By Ogsarg

I personally hate toggle bolts and the like....

I personally hate toggle bolts and the like. These work better IMO and are easier to install. Regardless of what you use, I recommend going a couple of sizes higher in terms of weight rating for your...
07-25-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,635
Posted By Ogsarg

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07-21-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Ogsarg

I hope it stays that way. I often have to...

I hope it stays that way. I often have to reconnect my 530 to my rear Bontrager flare RT as well as to my phone and my wahoo heart rate monitor and my speed/cadence sensor a couple of times. As noted...
07-21-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Ogsarg

I've never used them but search for silicone bike...

I've never used them but search for silicone bike grips. Silicone has a high service temp and should be able to handle the worst desert heat.
07-17-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By Ogsarg

Iíve heard about cycling not being good for...

Iíve heard about cycling not being good for losing weight and donít understand it. Perhaps maybe compared to running or some other activity.

in my case, I went from 170 to 155 in the first year...
07-17-22, 02:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ogsarg

When I got my first road bike (used) it came with...

When I got my first road bike (used) it came with a quality saddle but for me it was miserable. I went through a number of shorts and bibs and after 30 miles it was painful. After 40, about all I...
07-16-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 655
Posted By Ogsarg

If the bike is getting ridden 500/month, the...

If the bike is getting ridden 500/month, the tires are not going to last long enough to matter.
07-16-22, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,635
Posted By Ogsarg

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Along the New River Path, N. London

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07-15-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4,639
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A relative to our artichokes I believe. Seen in...
07-14-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ogsarg

How often are you doing the 45-50 mile rides? If...

How often are you doing the 45-50 mile rides? If 3-4 times a week, my guess is that you would be OK doing 85 in the UK, where the heat should not be near as bad. Have you done 45-50 miles on...
07-11-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,635
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Long boats on the River Lea. Tottenham, London. ...
07-03-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,635
Posted By Ogsarg

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The London Eye as seen from St. James Park
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07-03-22, 03:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,438
Posted By Ogsarg

Being follicly challenged, I have to wear a skull...

Being follicly challenged, I have to wear a skull cap to prevent sunburn and do not find it hot at all. On a hot day, I can soak it in water and get some cooling for a bit till it drys out, which is...
07-03-22, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Ogsarg

Won't accept any payment other than bank...

Won't accept any payment other than bank transfers? Almost a guarantee you'll pay and never see a product except maybe one that is fake or stolen.

There are so many established legitimate online...
07-03-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,195
Posted By Ogsarg

I had that same thing happen on my bike. I would...

I had that same thing happen on my bike. I would charge it completely and it would go out in less than 100 miles. I thought the battery was defective and was going to make a warranty claim. I read a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By Ogsarg

I guess I'm questioning the goal itself. If not...

I guess I'm questioning the goal itself. If not racing (not competing against others) the measure of faster that should matter is in relation to your current speed and you don't need to upgrade...
07-01-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,635
Posted By Ogsarg

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Seen in the skies of N. London yesterday.
07-01-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,195
Posted By Ogsarg

Why does there have to be an absolute "better"?...

Why does there have to be an absolute "better"? If electronic shifting makes you feel disconnected, or you are concerned about it's reliability, don't get it. I don't see manual shifting going away...
06-29-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,536
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't think the dealer is obligated to do any...

I don't think the dealer is obligated to do any of those things but naturally would factor that into my decision as to who to buy from along with many other factors.
06-28-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,635
Posted By Ogsarg

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Seen along a wetland trail in the Stoke-Newington...
06-27-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ogsarg

Thanks. Had not come across that before but it...

Thanks. Had not come across that before but it makes sense.
06-27-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ogsarg

One thing I didn't see in this thread is if the...

One thing I didn't see in this thread is if the thru-axle was able to be torqued to spec. If the thread dims were off and it couldn't be torqued properly, the defect should have been obvious from the...
06-23-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ogsarg

Europe is requiring all devices use USB-C soon so...

Europe is requiring all devices use USB-C soon so I think you'll see everyone incorporate that soon to avoid different products for different areas. I think it is headed that way anyway but this will...
06-22-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By Ogsarg

These are two different bikes and personally I...

These are two different bikes and personally I would not let other people's opinions make your decision. Have you ridden them both? Do you have a preference for drop bars or flat bars? If not, I...
06-19-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,142
Posted By Ogsarg

All of the pumps at the link below will go up to...

All of the pumps at the link below will go up to at least 120 with some claiming 200+. Naturally, the force required to pump is going to increase as you go higher in pressure. Not much you can do...
06-17-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,033
Posted By Ogsarg

Just ride the bike. If there is something that...

Just ride the bike. If there is something that needs upgrading, you'll figure it out. Everyone has their own needs based on how / where they ride.
06-16-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,054
Posted By Ogsarg

I'll clean the rotors occasionally with...

I'll clean the rotors occasionally with automotive wheel cleaner that is suitable for painted wheels. I've never cleaned the pads and haven't felt the need to..
06-16-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Ogsarg

Having done a total of 2 century rides, I'm in...

Having done a total of 2 century rides, I'm in awe of anyone that does a double let alone 50 doubles. I camped up in the Twin Lakes area a couple of years ago and really enjoy that area. Seems like a...
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