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Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-22, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Ogsarg

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Iíve been there on a road bike before but this was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 563,559
Posted By Ogsarg

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Murphy Rd. Near the beginning. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 563,559
Posted By Ogsarg

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Hwy 25, 20 miles south of Hollister.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 28,985
Posted By Ogsarg

Just getting around to commenting on the ride of...

Just getting around to commenting on the ride of the Vittorio Next TLR. My first ride was 82 miles on everything from really good pavement to really bad; more of the bad than the good. I don't find...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 563,559
Posted By Ogsarg

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Cienega Rd. San Benito Cty, CA
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 28,985
Posted By Ogsarg

I received the Vittorio Next TLR tires yesterday...

I received the Vittorio Next TLR tires yesterday from Lord Gunn and installed one on the rear. The bead is thicker than other tires and stiff and it was not easy to mount, although I have had worse...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 28,985
Posted By Ogsarg

Just ordered a pair in 32c that are also the same...

Just ordered a pair in 32c that are also the same price. Shipping is just under $19 so less than a c-note for two tires delivered. Hoping they come soon as I just had a major gash in my rear. First...
10-11-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,582
Posted By Ogsarg

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San Jose Municipal Rose Garden.
10-06-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,582
Posted By Ogsarg

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Not sure how old these vines are but they were here...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 563,559
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 563,559
Posted By Ogsarg

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Beautiful sky today...
09-20-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,582
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: 2,984
Views: 563,559
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: 4,704
Views: 726,582
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: 2,984
Views: 563,559
Posted By Ogsarg

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Pinnacles National Park Hwy, aka CA 25.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 563,559
Posted By Ogsarg

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John Smith Rd. Just before sunrise.
09-02-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
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: 4,704
Views: 726,582
Posted By Ogsarg

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Near the end of the road. Pinnacles NP.
08-26-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 726
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, 11:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,600
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: 247
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.
08-16-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
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: 531
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: 844
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...
07-17-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,567
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...
07-16-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 673
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: 4,704
Views: 726,582
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: 4,704
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A relative to our artichokes I believe. Seen in...
07-11-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,704
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Long boats on the River Lea. Tottenham, London. ...
07-03-22, 03:34 AM
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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: 1,500
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: 673
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...
07-01-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,582
Posted By Ogsarg

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Seen in the skies of N. London yesterday.
07-01-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,242
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...
06-28-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,582
Posted By Ogsarg

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Seen along a wetland trail in the Stoke-Newington...
06-22-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
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...
06-16-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,989
Posted By Ogsarg

Brands and Logos all over look tacky to me. I...

Brands and Logos all over look tacky to me. I removed the labels on my wheels and wish I could do the same on all the parts. If I was ever to get a custom bike made, it might have one small...
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't have any first hand experience with these...

I don't have any first hand experience with these but have seen a few threads about their value and the general consensus is they have little value unless in mint or unused condition and then may...
06-12-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't think its absolutely necessary but I...

I don't think its absolutely necessary but I think I would. Especially if the sidewalls are cracking or the bead is crumbling. When I did, I'd go to a 25 if the bike will accommodate it.
06-10-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By Ogsarg

I think you should be able to find a 46/30...

I think you should be able to find a 46/30 crankset that would work on your bike without too much trouble. Local bike shop should be able to help. Way less trouble than going to a triple.
06-09-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Ogsarg

As a guy that has been married 40+ years, I...

As a guy that has been married 40+ years, I highly recommend letting your wife pick the bike she wants. Feel free to tell her why you think that x bike is better, but at the end of the day, you'll be...
06-08-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Ogsarg

According to link below, Continental tires do...

According to link below, Continental tires do have a date code and you can check that to see how old they are. If they did sit at Canyon for years I'd complain and request replacements. They may not...
06-07-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,225
Posted By Ogsarg

I can understand people not seeing the advantage...

I can understand people not seeing the advantage of discs but fearing them? That I don't get. What is it that you fear?

I guess I can see some trepidation in having to use something that is new...
06-06-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ogsarg

If you are planning to be riding the streets of a...

If you are planning to be riding the streets of a busy city, I don't think a trailer would be wise. I wouldn't be comfortable doing it anyway. If you do carry your son on a bike, be wary of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 563,559
Posted By Ogsarg

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Santa Anita Rd.
06-05-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,582
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Hills and clouds.
06-05-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By Ogsarg

Flats happen and it has nothing to do with the...

Flats happen and it has nothing to do with the age of the bike or tire. Watch some youtube videos on how to change a tube and learn how to repair a punctured tube so you can re-use them. Carry a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,438
Posted By Ogsarg

It cracks me up when I hear people say that...

It cracks me up when I hear people say that anyone making a different choice than themselves must have been duped by big (insert your favorite evil industry/company here). Tube/tubeless, rim...
06-01-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,399
Posted By Ogsarg

Congratulations on the amazing accomplishments....

Congratulations on the amazing accomplishments. Takes a lot of conviction and discipline.
05-29-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,582
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