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06-28-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 489
Posted By Bryan C.

Sheldon Brown disagrees with that statement: ...

Sheldon Brown disagrees with that statement:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chains.html



I'm on fence about this to be honest. I have a brand new Shimano XT chain ready to be installed. I'm...
05-23-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By Bryan C.

I think the current bike boom and hot market is...

I think the current bike boom and hot market is on its way out. Just my opinion based on my own experience. Nothing wrong with setting a high sale price and letting the market do its thing. They're...
03-06-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,280
Posted By Bryan C.

Funny you should ask that. Once the 815 was...

Funny you should ask that. Once the 815 was installed the semi-synchronized shift became enabled without my knowledge. The presence of the former 817 RD shut off all those features even though they...
01-05-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,971
Posted By Bryan C.

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2021 Specialized Stumpjumper
08-27-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,911
Posted By Bryan C.

I have a road bike with DA 9120 that has been my...

I have a road bike with DA 9120 that has been my own gold standard for drop bar braking. Everything gets compared to them. When I installed the GRX I immediately knew that they were superior in every...
08-08-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 254,662
Posted By Bryan C.

I swear those two look like they could be related...

I swear those two look like they could be related to the two kittens I just adopted. Crazy. These girls are 13 weeks old.

Say Hi to Nefi and Cleo...
07-07-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,894
Posted By Bryan C.

I would totally steal that bike. :roflmao2:

I would totally steal that bike. :roflmao2:
07-03-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,334
Posted By Bryan C.

It really depends on how big of a lock the bike...

It really depends on how big of a lock the bike next to it has. Plan accordingly. :)
07-03-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,334
Posted By Bryan C.

The value of a bike isn't the only reason why...

The value of a bike isn't the only reason why they get stolen. Many times it's simply a matter of availability and ease of taking it.

Just make sure it's harder to steal than the bike it's parked...
06-19-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,076
Posted By Bryan C.

I used the string method to measure. I had wanted...

I used the string method to measure. I had wanted an 1800mm cable but 1600mm was the longest I could find. It worked just fine even though I thought it was going to be too short. There was a little...
06-05-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,121
Posted By Bryan C.

Thanks Terry. :)

Thanks Terry. :)
05-25-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,280
Posted By Bryan C.

[/color] Thanks for the info. I was a bit...

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Thanks for the info. I was a bit concerned about whether it would work too. I did a little bit of searching and couldn't easily find anyone who had tried it. I took a chance and it seemed...
05-22-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,280
Posted By Bryan C.

The wired vs. wireless aspects have their pros...

The wired vs. wireless aspects have their pros and cons. For Di2 I didn't consider it any more or less difficult than running derailleur cable. For most people the brake hoses need to be run inside...
05-22-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,280
Posted By Bryan C.

A couple pics: ...

A couple pics:
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05-22-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,280
Posted By Bryan C.

GRX Di2

Recently I decided to upgrade my 2019 Diverge from a Sram Force 1x to a Shimano GRX Di2 2x drivetrain. The bike is too new for me to justify selling it and buying a new bike already equipped with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,722
Posted By Bryan C.

:lol: Neither do I. I was more poking fun at...

:lol:

Neither do I. I was more poking fun at my apparent laziness.
04-30-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

[/QUOTE] So close to San Pablo Ave, but not...

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So close to San Pablo Ave, but not quite close enough. Lol.
04-24-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,998
Posted By Bryan C.

There was an article I read recently on this same...

There was an article I read recently on this same subject. The authors preferred set up was a 2x GRX drivetrain but using a 10-42 sram cassette. I like the subtle spacing differences on the sram...
04-01-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,645
Posted By Bryan C.

Only a matter of time before the other bay area...

Only a matter of time before the other bay area counties follow suit.

I heard rain was forecast for this weekend, maybe it will once again help keep the crowds away from the local parks.
03-23-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

I've been stuck inside. I live in the SF bay area...

I've been stuck inside. I live in the SF bay area and we've had a shelter in place directive for the last week. I haven't ridden my bike since it started although they made it clear it was allowed....
03-23-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,645
Posted By Bryan C.

Still haven't ventured out on my bike. Been busy...

Still haven't ventured out on my bike. Been busy with work and house projects. I kind of thought last weekend would be a zoo at all the local parks and I was right. I can see the lockdown being...
03-18-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,645
Posted By Bryan C.

Riding during the shelter in place directive

Anyone riding? The Marin Bike Coalition says solo rides are ok for the next few weeks while everything is shut down.

I'm still working at my so-called essential service job but my hours are being...
03-11-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

Sorry for the multiple posts. Easier when using...

Sorry for the multiple posts. Easier when using my phone.

The Altamont Commuter Express train heading through Pleasanton California. The train travels with the locomotive at the rear during the...
03-11-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

Success! ...

Success!

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03-11-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

Posted up at the "train lookout" bench for the...

Posted up at the "train lookout" bench for the last half hour.
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02-24-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

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Locally owned and operated. Sorry, no time to browse for a book, and no...
02-23-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

Very nice. I had a feeling the pics may not be...

Very nice. I had a feeling the pics may not be the greatest when trying to fulfill this mission. I'm not sure I could have done any better myself.
02-22-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

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02-04-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

Couldn't do it, it felt like cheating. The oldest...

Couldn't do it, it felt like cheating. The oldest oldest Jeep on our lot was a 1998. AMC was purchased by Chrysler in 1987. So, we continue on.

I think the current mission is actually pretty fun....
01-21-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By Bryan C.

A pair of prostitutes? :lol:

A pair of prostitutes? :lol:
01-21-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

I feel like if the mission is taking too long to...

I feel like if the mission is taking too long to be completed or is considered too hard then I'm ok with the person finishing their own mission.

In this case either the guy got lucky and got the...
01-20-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,280
Posted By Bryan C.

I use Portland Design works fenders on my Giant...

I use Portland Design works fenders on my Giant Escape. They play well with my Giant brand rack, seem sturdy, and have been problem free since installation a few months ago.
...
01-18-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

Crap, I guess the Flintstone mobile is out...

Crap, I guess the Flintstone mobile is out too.:mad::rolleyes::D
...
01-16-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,015
Posted By Bryan C.

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:wtf:
01-13-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

This sign has been in place for literally 30...

This sign has been in place for literally 30 years. I remember when they put it in after a rehab of the roadway. Pretty funny if you ask me. I always wondered if you would get out of a ticket if you...
01-13-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,268
Posted By Bryan C.

At this price range there is quite a bit of...

At this price range there is quite a bit of competition but specs will vary quite a bit. As mentioned above low end cable pull disc brakes aren't much of an upgrade.

My suggestion. The 2020 Giant...
12-30-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

How about, a nice lunch with a view. It could be...

How about, a nice lunch with a view. It could be a snack of some sort too. Food, bike, and a view.
12-30-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

Hoover dam panoramic pic, with a bridge, over the...

Hoover dam panoramic pic, with a bridge, over the Colorado river.
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12-28-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,733
Posted By Bryan C.

My only suggestion is to buy a bike with current...

My only suggestion is to buy a bike with current standards. I recently bought a Giant hybrid with the old style QR axles. It's hard to find a reasonably priced replacement set without going full...
12-22-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

Well done with a great picture!

Well done with a great picture!
12-19-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,607
Posted By Bryan C.

Best I could do. If the counts then: Next...

Best I could do. If the counts then:

Next bike mission, a sunset picture with your bike AND a tree silhouetted in the pic. To clarify, the bike and tree are dark with a sunset behind.
...
12-18-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,116
Posted By Bryan C.

Seems like the Giant Escape isn't that popular,...

Seems like the Giant Escape isn't that popular, well at least around BF anyway. I picked up a 2019 Escape disc 1 last year and swapped in a new drivetrain and wheels. It's a very comfortable and...
12-16-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,015
Posted By Bryan C.

You must be a lot of fun at parties!:lol:

You must be a lot of fun at parties!:lol:
12-14-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,015
Posted By Bryan C.

Certainly falls in line with this thread. ...

Certainly falls in line with this thread.

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,903
Posted By Bryan C.

:lol: I have matching bar end plugs and stem cap....

:lol: I have matching bar end plugs and stem cap.

I had to double check to make sure I didn't post this in Hot or Not. :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,903
Posted By Bryan C.

Not sure who posted this idea first but I used it...

Not sure who posted this idea first but I used it on my gravel bike. Small Lezyne bag and the wolftooth B-rad system puts the bag below your water bottle.
...
10-26-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,447
Posted By Bryan C.

The stainless freehub is more durable but heavier...

The stainless freehub is more durable but heavier than the aluminum version. Swap the pawls and springs over, install the appropriate through axle end cap and you are good to go.

I would keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,723
Posted By Bryan C.

Pretty sure this mural of Robin Williams was...

Pretty sure this mural of Robin Williams was posted before in this thread. The building it was painted on is in the process of being torn down. Last I heard there was no efforts being made to save...
10-24-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 254,662
Posted By Bryan C.

Hard to say. It seemed intent on catching some...

Hard to say. It seemed intent on catching some dinner and was pretty skinny. I brought a can of cat food and it acted like it had never had wet food before. It snacked on the food for a minute and...
10-24-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 254,662
Posted By Bryan C.

Friendly but feral cat. From last night's ride....

Friendly but feral cat. From last night's ride. Might be worth a rescue attempt....
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