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05-17-22, 09:31 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

so decided to hit pine creek rd here in san diego...

so decided to hit pine creek rd here in san diego county in the laguna mountains. oof. had been 2-3 years. 35 miles with plenty
of them packed with pain on the pine creek climb. think las flores (or...
05-17-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,737
Views: 175,205
Posted By oris

Yes, you are perfectly fine. I would take it...

Yes, you are perfectly fine. I would take it easy and enjoy the scenery.

We started from Encanto Park and came through Hwy 39. You can park at start at the OHV or campground nearby if you want...
05-16-22, 09:09 PM
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Views: 175,205
Posted By ooga-booga

three quickies totaling 49 miles in san diego...

three quickies totaling 49 miles in san diego county. one coastal effort to get the yearly camp pendleton pass, one inland effort to hit a new road (for me)
enroute to a fave road and one because it...
05-16-22, 06:47 PM
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Views: 175,205
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yesterday my son and I rode 17.5 miles, mostly on...

Yesterday my son and I rode 17.5 miles, mostly on Irvine bike trails, on our respective Trek hybrid bikes, and set a distance record for him (and for me too on my hybrid bike).
05-16-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,737
Views: 175,205
Posted By oris

Explored Cogswell Dam from Hwy 39 with the usual...

Explored Cogswell Dam from Hwy 39 with the usual buddies.

The area was closed from the Bobcat Fire but is now open on the weekends to hikers and cyclists. FYI there is another construction gate...
05-13-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,975
Posted By GarageAlwaysFul

IMHO an oval chainring that maximizes your power...

IMHO an oval chainring that maximizes your power is probably the best power gain in the grand scheme of things.
05-09-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,967
Posted By Random11

I like those names better than Gravel anything....

I like those names better than Gravel anything. I've rarely had my bike on actual gravel. Dirt? Yes. Sand? Yes. Grass? Yes. Lots of pavement. Gravel? Rarely. As I ride it, it is a multi-surface bike.
05-09-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By SoSmellyAir

In that case, do you have another 11 speed...

In that case, do you have another 11 speed cassette to try?

I no longer use the 105 (CS-5800) 11-32 cassette which came with my road bike; you can have it if you want. I don't do as anywhere near...
05-08-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By alcjphil

Some do. Years ago I worked for a company which...

Some do. Years ago I worked for a company which distributed Look frames. The frames were shipped with a spare derailleur hanger along with all the other hardware needed to build the bikes up
05-07-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By Rolla

Well, it seems that you'd like that to be the...

Well, it seems that you'd like that to be the problem, but to me It seems unlikely that a friction issue would only affect one particular shift. But again, until I have it in the stand, I can't...
05-07-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By Koyote

I buy a spare hanger when I buy a new bike. It's...

I buy a spare hanger when I buy a new bike. It's a $25 insurance policy. In fact, I have sometimes carried a spare hanger during long gravel races.
05-07-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By delbiker1

I have a 7000 group set and have the same...

I have a 7000 group set and have the same experience with the RD cable needing to be really tight when the chain is on the smallest cog. I seem to remember having an issue getting the front to shift...
05-07-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By squirtdad

fwiw I run 105 5800 11 speed (and have used the...

fwiw I run 105 5800 11 speed (and have used the same set on 2 bikes a de rosa and my current 85 Miyata team). The team was aligned when I had a shop spread it to 130

shifting has been...
05-07-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By Rolla

Good call. It might not be the hanger, but that's...

Good call. It might not be the hanger, but that's a pretty good place to start. If it's ruled out, they can then look at the cables, B-tension, chain wrap, chain length, etc. The alternative is for...
05-07-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By OshkoshBiker

I run a 105 eleven speed on my gravel bike and I...

I run a 105 eleven speed on my gravel bike and I have two observations about shifting issues like this. The first is the derailleur spring seems a little weak and has been since new. The other is...
05-07-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By Rolla

You can't reliably eyeball a derailleur hanger....

You can't reliably eyeball a derailleur hanger. Take it in for an actual alignment; it only takes a few minutes and should be very inexpensive. If nothing else, it will rule that out as the cause of...
05-03-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 254,499
Posted By cyclezen

Actually the idea behind 'clutch' would be a real...

Actually the idea behind 'clutch' would be a real boon for performance road cycling. In following Pro Road cycling, it seems the 3 most common problems which seem to hit riders 1. flats (wondering...
05-03-22, 11:49 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

tragic. condolences to friends and family. if the...

tragic. condolences to friends and family. if the incident did occur where the above info in the previous few posts indicate-below the camp 9 fire station at the top of the road-then it’s easy to see...
05-03-22, 08:03 AM
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Views: 175,205
Posted By oris

I'm not totally sure. I haven't ridden that area...

I'm not totally sure. I haven't ridden that area and am just going off the bits and pieces. It looks paved at some parts of the forest road.
...
05-02-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,737
Views: 175,205
Posted By oris

Sunday ride with the boys to Crystal Lake; I'd...

Sunday ride with the boys to Crystal Lake; I'd never been there before. We were all pretty cautious with all the motorcycle traffic and got worried when we lost contact with one of the guys in the...
05-01-22, 05:31 PM
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Views: 175,205
Posted By CAT7RDR

Made a loop out of San Dimas Canyon. Nice...

Made a loop out of San Dimas Canyon. Nice tranquil getaway if you want to avoid the racers on GMR on the weekend.
LARIO Park is still closed along the north SGRT. Enjoyed the view on Puddingstone...
04-30-22, 10:36 PM
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Views: 175,205
Posted By SoSmellyAir

34 mile ride down to Newport Back Bay loop and...

34 mile ride down to Newport Back Bay loop and back for the first ride on my new carbon fiber wheels. Even got into an impromptu race with another cyclist on the Mountains to the Sea Trail & Bikeway...
04-29-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,737
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Posted By raceboy

Almost 30 today with some nice climbing in Palos...

Almost 30 today with some nice climbing in Palos Verdes and two separate critter sightings by the early morning light, a coyote and a strutting peacock.
04-27-22, 03:41 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Did my Wednesday La Habra Hgts Loop. Saw three...

Did my Wednesday La Habra Hgts Loop. Saw three other cyclists taking advantage of the quiet roads and sunshine.
44 miles and 6200 feet of climb.
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04-26-22, 10:18 PM
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Posted By cyclezen

One can never be too rich nor have too many...

One can never be too rich nor have too many wheelsets...
Ok, so the first one is not gonna happen.. LOL!
second one, I've been a constant advocate of...

finally after a month of screwin around...
04-24-22, 01:59 PM
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Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

I upgraded to some vintage titanium. ...

I upgraded to some vintage titanium.


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04-21-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By grizzly59

If I fitted an anti-tank mine to the rear of my...

If I fitted an anti-tank mine to the rear of my bike, would that deter idiots from running me over and killing me?
04-21-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By HTupolev

I think that the difference in compatibility spec...

I think that the difference in compatibility spec between the two derailleurs is a consequence of product lineup more than any actual design differences. I know several people running RD-RX810 on...
04-20-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By msu2001la

Shimano's website shows the GRX 400 as 303g, and...

Shimano's website shows the GRX 400 as 303g, and the GRX 810 as 255g.

48g difference.

The GRX 810 retails for $120. I can't imagine there's any tangible difference in performance between these...
04-20-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By jfranci3

it's not more or less heavy duty. The RX400 has a...

it's not more or less heavy duty. The RX400 has a steel cage, which requires less material. If you look at the parts diagram... basically the same thing otherwise. The main unit is probably the same...
04-20-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By HTupolev

Yes. Shimano's original 10-speed road groupsets...

Yes. Shimano's original 10-speed road groupsets used the same rear derailleur actuation as 8/9-speed. But starting with Tiagra 4700 in 2015, new Shimano 10-speed road uses the same rear derailleur...
04-19-22, 02:27 PM
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Views: 741
Posted By jfranci3

BRR tested the slick and SS in TLC and Plus, but...

BRR tested the slick and SS in TLC and Plus, but they also tested the Rene Herse which are similar... the difference stays consistent and will be consistent for the SK.
...
04-18-22, 08:27 PM
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Posted By SoSmellyAir

First ride today (26 miles, barely 1,000 ft....

First ride today (26 miles, barely 1,000 ft. elevation gain) in two weeks after early April vacation and following week spent catching up on all work. Base fitness is still more or less there but...
04-18-22, 07:20 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

dropped down south and rode to chula vista and...

dropped down south and rode to chula vista and back in slightly roundabout fashion. nice day for a ride. 50 miles altogether with approx 3k el gain. felt good to be out today.
...
04-17-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,737
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Enjoyed the Turnbull Canyon area this morning and...

Enjoyed the Turnbull Canyon area this morning and found the energy to sample Edgeridge and Oak Canyon/Descending for a change.
As far as local climbs go, Belle River, Punta del Este, Vantage Pointe...
04-17-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 254,499
Posted By Germany_chris

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04-16-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Dino_Sore

Everyone, at one time or another, has had an...

Everyone, at one time or another, has had an annoying click, tick or squeak that seemed impossible to find.

The funniest one was my most recent annoying squeak on a newly built gravel bike. I...
03-30-22, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5,201
Views: 3,657,436
Posted By jaseyjase

Avanti KISS 26er frame i rattled canned and added...

Avanti KISS 26er frame i rattled canned and added some ebay stickers, Nukeproof carbon rigid forks,TRP Hylex, truvativ cranks running a 44/16 (tad high for my loop) and some 26x2.3 High Rollers ii
...
03-28-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,737
Views: 175,205
Posted By CAT7RDR

48 miles and 4550 feet of climb into Carbon...

48 miles and 4550 feet of climb into Carbon Canyon and Chino Hills.
Legs were dead after a hike the day before and a couple days of landscaping but good conditioning nonetheless.

Traversed Carbon...
03-25-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By phrantic09

18.6 pounds gravel, 18 road ...

18.6 pounds gravel, 18 road


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03-24-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thanks! It's a M/L (basically a...

Thanks!





It's a M/L (basically a 56). 130g carbon saddle, carbon wheels (I think the Boyds are 1550g), Thomson carbon bars and billet stem, GRX di2 (was still mechanical in the pic). I had...
03-24-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,241
Posted By mechanicmatt

Touring bike on a mountain bike trail count?

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03-23-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,658
Posted By MarcusT

Make a hollow metal bar, inside filled with...

Make a hollow metal bar, inside filled with pepper spray and dye. When they cut through the bar; pain and ID
03-23-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not a huge weight weenie, but just a few upgrades...

Not a huge weight weenie, but just a few upgrades and my '21 Revolt is sitting at about 7.8kg ready to ride.
...
03-22-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,241
Posted By Noonievut

First proper trail ride on the Cross Check. ...

First proper trail ride on the Cross Check. Freezing rain and ice accumulation tomorrow so I was happy to get this ride in!

I ride these trails/paths by my house all the time, and have for many...
03-22-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By cyclezen

You're starting with a Frame which is a few...

You're starting with a Frame which is a few ounces shy of 7 lbs in Lg...
3x drivetrain ? (hard to see...) - which seems quite stout and overkill on the big ring? - with an 11x42 cassette ?
Then...
03-21-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,737
Views: 175,205
Posted By ooga-booga

o those mid-la basin hills getting a lot of love...

o those mid-la basin hills getting a lot of love lately. hit 'em while they're still green.
03-21-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,241
Posted By cyclezen

Wind is finally backing off a bit- been 25+...

Wind is finally backing off a bit- been 25+ steady for last 3 days !
BUT - even when windy, gravel riding is good fun, unlike putting your nose into the wind on a road ride :D
Did an easy twisted...
03-21-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,241
Posted By rumrunn6

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03-21-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,737
Views: 175,205
Posted By Eric F

First dirt ride since I based my face in on this...

First dirt ride since I based my face in on this same ride. My face has recovered, but my left thumb is still a bit sore from a ligament strain. I've been riding the road on Sunday mornings, but...
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