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05-20-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,994
Posted By Ogsarg

If Wiggle is transparent in their pricing, they...

If Wiggle is transparent in their pricing, they aren't ripping anyone off. You're free to look, compare, and choose. Don't like what you see? Go somewhere else. Whatever reason they may have for...
05-20-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 742
Posted By Ogsarg

Hadn't stopped to think about it but looks like...

Hadn't stopped to think about it but looks like 8. If I'm driving to a ride somewhere it would be 9 with the keyfob, but I don't do that very often.

Headlight
Tailight
Cyclic rear cam
...
05-19-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,212
Posted By Ogsarg

I love visiting the Portland area when the...

I love visiting the Portland area when the Dogwoods are flowering. Magical time of year.
05-19-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 371
Posted By Ogsarg

In my experience, a long sleeve jersey is no...

In my experience, a long sleeve jersey is no hotter than short sleeves if the materials are the same weight and there is air movement. I'll qualify this by saying I live in a dry climate and it may...
05-17-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,212
Posted By Ogsarg

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Last pic from Malta.
05-17-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Ogsarg

I donít expect prices to go back down but do...

I donít expect prices to go back down but do expect that we will at some point get back to seeing end of year sales when new models are introduced and more competition for components and hopefully...
05-16-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,212
Posted By Ogsarg

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Images from Valletta Malta...
05-15-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,212
Posted By Ogsarg

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Spinola Bay, Malta
05-15-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,212
Posted By Ogsarg

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Family run salt farm. The island of Gozo, Malta.
05-14-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,212
Posted By Ogsarg

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Seen from bus on the way to the walled city of Mdina, Malta.
05-12-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Ogsarg

Welcome to the over 50 crowd. Now you're getting...

Welcome to the over 50 crowd. Now you're getting close to the average cyclists age....or at least that it how it seems to me based on the ones I see on the streets or at the recent charity ride I...
05-11-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 748
Posted By Ogsarg

Looks like there is a pivot on the frame just in...

Looks like there is a pivot on the frame just in front of the bottom bracket shell. The seat post is not connected to the lower portion of the frame so the whole rear triangle is free to rotate.
05-11-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Ogsarg

I think all of those bikes should give you many...

I think all of those bikes should give you many years of use with normal maintenance and don't see any reason why you shouldn't pick whichever one you feel most comfortable on. As far as riding...
05-06-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 879
Posted By Ogsarg

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I had one of these in the early 80's. Heavy beast.
05-06-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,670
Posted By Ogsarg

Perhaps the most poorly considered double-bill...

Perhaps the most poorly considered double-bill concert I ever saw was BOC backed up by The Raspberries. I think it was 73 before Fear the Reaper when they were still not all that well known. The...
05-06-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,742
Posted By Ogsarg

I've always taken "Share the road" as a mutual...

I've always taken "Share the road" as a mutual obligation and don't have much respect for cyclists who take the lane when there is a bike lane or reasonable shoulder to ride on just because they have...
05-03-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,071
Posted By Ogsarg

I bought some supposedly real Shimano cleats on...

I bought some supposedly real Shimano cleats on some Chinese site based on some info I read here. 4 pairs for $20 (+ free shipping) or something like that. They wore out really fast. I went through 2...
05-02-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Ogsarg

How did you acquire the seatpost? If you...

How did you acquire the seatpost? If you purchased on Amazon or Ebay, and the price was less than online bike stores, I'd say there is a good chance it's fake regardless of whatever stickers or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 540,747
Posted By Ogsarg

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Eucalyptus grove along Anzar rd. Near Aromas, CA.
05-01-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,212
Posted By Ogsarg

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Artichokes. Just south of Castroville, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,377
Posted By Ogsarg

I'm basically a solo rider but just did my first...

I'm basically a solo rider but just did my first organized ride on the weekend. I would have to say that the percentage of bikes that I would consider high end was fairly small and overall there was...
04-26-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Ogsarg

In your position, I think I would start by...

In your position, I think I would start by finding some local bike shops that maybe sell used bikes and let them know your budget and how you plan to use the bike. See if you can test ride different...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By Ogsarg

Going in/out of cell coverage or roaming can also...

Going in/out of cell coverage or roaming can also suck battery. That is about the only thing that has caused my iphone 8 battery to drain that fast. I've done 6+ hour rides without going below about...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 540,747
Posted By Ogsarg

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Redwood Retreat rd. Gilroy, CA
04-22-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,820
Posted By Ogsarg

Oh Good Grief! Buy what you want and stop...

Oh Good Grief! Buy what you want and stop worrying about other people's choices. It's not like there is nothing but black clothing.
04-22-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,119
Posted By Ogsarg

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These are closed end connectors. Should be available in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,057
Posted By Ogsarg

Keep in mind when you are on a public road, you...

Keep in mind when you are on a public road, you have to be prepared for anything. Gravel/loose dirt, oncoming traffic in your lane, stopped vehicles, etc. If you are pushing the limits of your bike...
04-21-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By Ogsarg

Google backpacking solar chargers. That should...

Google backpacking solar chargers. That should turn up some small, lightweight models.
04-21-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Ogsarg

There is a folding bike sub-forum where you will...

There is a folding bike sub-forum where you will likely get a better response to your question but I think folding bikes aren't much different than other bikes in that you can get one for a couple...
04-19-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 765
Posted By Ogsarg

If I didn't ride on bad roads, it would rule out...

If I didn't ride on bad roads, it would rule out all but the heavily trafficked roads. What do you consider bad pavement?
...
04-19-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,513
Posted By Ogsarg

I'm generally a solo rider and have not...

I'm generally a solo rider and have not participated in a group ride since a charity bikeathon when I was in high school nearly 50 years ago. Started thinking of a group ride a few years ago then...
04-19-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,541
Posted By Ogsarg

Those things look about as comfortable to wear as...

Those things look about as comfortable to wear as ski boots and they certainly don't look simple. I don't see it as an alternative to cycling but to each his own.
04-18-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,857
Posted By Ogsarg

I used to use my iphone 8 with cyclemeter and...

I used to use my iphone 8 with cyclemeter and quadlock. Did many rides over 6 hours; some 8 hours+ without going under 40% battery. I ride some horrendously bad pavement and never had an issue with...
04-18-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Ogsarg

Had a helmet mirror for a while and then switched...

Had a helmet mirror for a while and then switched to the take a look mirror on my glasses. Don't feel a need for anything more. It's small, light weight, and I can aim it wherever needed just by...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 540,747
Posted By Ogsarg

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Cienega road
04-15-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ogsarg

Good luck getting to 100 PSI with a micro pump....

Good luck getting to 100 PSI with a micro pump. Have used my Topeak Race Rocket HP quite a bit before I went tubeless. On a 28 tire it took about 150 strokes to get it to around 65. The strokes take...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 540,747
Posted By Ogsarg

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John Smith Rd. San Benito County, CA
04-14-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By Ogsarg

Nice bike in great condition. I'd put modern bar...

Nice bike in great condition. I'd put modern bar tape on it, but if it's not uncomfortable for you the vintage look is cool.
04-11-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By Ogsarg

There are techniques for high speed cornering...

There are techniques for high speed cornering that you can learn and practice but keep in mind that if you are on a public road, you have to be prepared for the unexpected. Loose dirt/gravel in a...
04-09-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,091
Posted By Ogsarg

I personally would never consider participating...

I personally would never consider participating in a group ride without paying. Just would not feel right.
04-09-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,199
Posted By Ogsarg

Just noticed today that when I last replaced my...

Just noticed today that when I last replaced my chain, I had it on the wrong side of the guide between the jockey wheels. I did at least 3 rides over 60 miles without noticing. DOH!
04-04-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,536
Posted By Ogsarg

I had a Jack Russel Terrier that went nuts about...

I had a Jack Russel Terrier that went nuts about bicycles and motorcycles. Just did not like them for some reason. He was never off leash on walks unless it was at the dog park.
03-31-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Posted By Ogsarg

Your much better off storing your money for 6-7...

Your much better off storing your money for 6-7 years and then buying tires when you need them. Dollars are much smaller and don't need to be vacuum bagged.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 540,747
Posted By Ogsarg

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03-24-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,041
Posted By Ogsarg

Here in Norcal, you can start a ride in the low...

Here in Norcal, you can start a ride in the low 50's and return in the low 80's so having lots of layering pieces is important and I often think of other pieces that might be nice, but at this point,...
03-23-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By Ogsarg

First thing I would say is don't let others tell...

First thing I would say is don't let others tell you what you should be riding. You've had your bike long enough and have ridden enough to know what you want. Ask yourself:

Why do you want an...
03-22-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,323
Posted By Ogsarg

I've done a few century rides and routinely do...

I've done a few century rides and routinely do 65-85 mile rides almost every Sunday and I can't imagine doing 100 a day for 30 days in a row nor do I have any desire to do so. If you seriously want...
03-21-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Ogsarg

I second cyclemeter free but I think if you use...

I second cyclemeter free but I think if you use it a bit, you won't mind paying the 10 bucks a year for the extra features it offers.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 540,747
Posted By Ogsarg

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Anzar Rd. San Benito Cty, CA
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By Ogsarg

120PSI? Not sure what size tire or how heavy you...

120PSI? Not sure what size tire or how heavy you are, but that sounds insanely high to me. Looking at the picture, I would not use that tire.
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