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09-04-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,660
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Posted By TakingMyTime

The best 7.5 miles in a long time. A couple of...

The best 7.5 miles in a long time. A couple of years ago my wife was hit by a car (very slow moving accident / she's fine) and it really put the fear of God in her. This is only the 2nd time in...
08-31-23, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 309,013
Posted By jonathanf2

Today I knocked out 28 miles and 2600 feet of...

Today I knocked out 28 miles and 2600 feet of climbing. I stayed local and just kept going up the Pasadena hills. I came home and devoured a burrito! My wife thinks all my cycling has made me into a...
08-29-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 309,013
Posted By jonathanf2

The key to riding safely in Los Angeles is...

The key to riding safely in Los Angeles is knowing where and when to ride. I've had relatively car-free bike rides through the city based on timing. Plus if you stick to the hills, there's generally...
08-28-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By Jklotz

Thanks. I have my old mountain bike (Trek STP400)...

Thanks. I have my old mountain bike (Trek STP400) for single track stuff. I'm in the process of getting it cleaned and tuned up.

One idea I had was to maybe upgrade the wheels I have now to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,219
Views: 607,238
Posted By biker128pedal

On the Colonial Parkway today outside of Yorktown...

On the Colonial Parkway today outside of Yorktown Va. An empty road for a moment. The traffic was surprisingly light. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 512,622
Posted By curbtender

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-23, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3,219
Views: 607,238
Posted By DQRider

Brand new trail bridge. This shot was taken two...

Brand new trail bridge. This shot was taken two days before it was officially opened.

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08-26-23, 02:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,417
Posted By Rick_D

I'd been pondering ordering a Budnitz with...

I'd been pondering ordering a Budnitz with Rohloff but they sadly folded before I could press the "buy" button. I wouldn't swap out my current Alfine drive for a Rohloff because the bike doesn't...
08-26-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,417
Posted By Rick_D

They seem to be close to par, weightwise. The...

They seem to be close to par, weightwise. The Rohollf advantages are in more gears (14 vs. 11) evenly spaced, and wider range (526% vs. 409%), with the complication of twin-cable shift. Having only...
08-22-23, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,997
Posted By eljayski

Mechanical vs. electric shifting: an anecdote

I'm fortunate to have a David Kirk JK Classic bike with Campy Chorus 2x12.

While awaiting its completion, I bought a Ribble Endurance Ti Disk with 105 Di2 from across the pond.

I read all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 512,622
Posted By UnCruel

All in one ride today. Uh, if you use the stick...

All in one ride today. Uh, if you use the stick trick to prop up your bike near water, make sure it isn't so near that your bike falls in when the stick fails.
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08-20-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 309,013
Posted By jonathanf2

This Saturday I did about 23 miles on the gravel...

This Saturday I did about 23 miles on the gravel bike around the neighborhood. I'm beginning to really enjoy my carbon setup for gravel. It's still plenty fast on the road, with the ability to jump...
08-18-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 411,329
Posted By boozergut

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08-17-23, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 411,329
Posted By tFUnK

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08-15-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 309,013
Posted By Eric F

Hmmm...On my ride to Mt. Wilson on Saturday,...

Hmmm...On my ride to Mt. Wilson on Saturday, Strava most definitely tracked my descents, and a leaderboard shows up just the same as any other segment. On the Angeles Crest Hwy descent from Clear...
08-15-23, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 309,013
Posted By joesch

There is also the ride where Safa drafts Tom...

There is also the ride where Safa drafts Tom Pidcock down tuna and Tom complements him as king of the downhill. I think the reason strava does not track KODs like KOMs is because there would be too...
08-14-23, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 411,329
Posted By tFUnK

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,071
Posted By Dave Mayer

That's a deal! If I had the space, and it was my...

That's a deal! If I had the space, and it was my size, I'd buy that bike in a second. LOOK was among the elite-level builders in terms of design, materials, & execution. In terms of a bike brand,...
08-08-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 411,329
Posted By PickleRick

Went back to the Adirondacks, NY, last month...

Went back to the Adirondacks, NY, last month (July). Great weather and riding.​​​​​​​...
08-02-23, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5,400
Views: 3,815,291
Posted By chief9245

Yeah, it was quite the trip. I was lucky enough...

Yeah, it was quite the trip. I was lucky enough to retire early, age 56, February of last year. I could have done the entire perimeter in less than six months but I didnít ride in the rain, and I...
07-31-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,519
Posted By shelbyfv

Your concerns are so vague I doubt anyone here...

Your concerns are so vague I doubt anyone here will be able to "help." Not surprised you are having trouble communicating with your prospective providers. However, big spender signal received so...
07-31-23, 07:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,946
Posted By Inusuit

I don't understand the reason for the original...

I don't understand the reason for the original post.
07-27-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,016
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'd wear whatever she wanted if it got my wife to...

I'd wear whatever she wanted if it got my wife to ride with me
07-27-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,016
Posted By genejockey

You have the opportunity to make her happy with a...

You have the opportunity to make her happy with a small gesture, at little cost to yourself. I mean, you have a wife who will ride with you AND who doesn't seem to mind your solo riding. Hell, get...
07-24-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 309,013
Posted By jonathanf2

Last weekend I decided it was time to retire my...

Last weekend I decided it was time to retire my alloy gravel frameset and use my old endurance road carbon frameset which was collecting dust (having since been replaced with a dedicated road frame)....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,907
Posted By genejockey

Then do it yourself! Cripes, it's $50 in parts,...

Then do it yourself! Cripes, it's $50 in parts, maybe $30 in tools, and it should take less than an hour to replace cassette, chain, and both chainrings.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-23, 05:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,907
Posted By genejockey

Dude. Seriously. This is self-indulgent...

Dude. Seriously. This is self-indulgent twaddle. You can almost certainly fix this for $50-100. You may need some tools, like a cassette lockring tool and chainwhip ($25 total), and maybe a chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,907
Posted By njkayaker

This is a good idea. Too bad the person who you...

This is a good idea. Too bad the person who you are telling it to is never wrong and never listens to advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,507
Posted By nomadmax

I build my bikes because I'm very particular...

I build my bikes because I'm very particular about all the components, including Campagnolo. Few new bikes in the 5K range come stock with Campy. To be sure, it costs more, but I get what I want.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-23, 06:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,907
Posted By WhyFi

Loud bikes save lives.

Loud bikes save lives.
07-19-23, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By mschwett

a vanMoof S3 was the bike that got me back into...

a vanMoof S3 was the bike that got me back into riding. still ride it for errands and carrying my now-5-year-old around. the integration of the kick lock/alarm, theft tracker, controls, speedometer,...
07-19-23, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By Barry2

Worse yet... You could be locked out of your own...

Worse yet... You could be locked out of your own bike if Vanmoof takes their servers offline...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,256
Posted By Eric F

Agreed. I'm using Time ATAC pedals on my gravel...

Agreed. I'm using Time ATAC pedals on my gravel bike, MTB, and an old school pair on my 20+yo singlespeed MTB. They've been my choice in the dirt for a very long time.
07-17-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,547
Posted By icemilkcoffee

They are all Hollowtech going back to the...

They are all Hollowtech going back to the 7700/6500/5500 9 speed era. The problem is that the current Ultegra and Dura Ace are glued together and have a tendency to come unglued. The 105 is welded...
07-16-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,939
Posted By vespasianus

They produce the Super Record, Record and Chorus...

They produce the Super Record, Record and Chorus all of which are mechanical and work brilliantly. There is no evidence that these will be phased out. I really don't understand why people hate Campag...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,251
Posted By Broctoon

Get whatever type and color of bar tape you like,...

Get whatever type and color of bar tape you like, and put some gel pads under it.

Here is one example, from Fizik (there are others): Handlebar Gel Pads...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By msu2001la

The problem with riding in the back of the group...

The problem with riding in the back of the group is that while the draft may be slightly better, the "accordion effect" is worse. Tiny changes in speed at the front get magnified as they ripple...
07-10-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 411,329
Posted By cellery

I was out of the gravel game for a long time with...

I was out of the gravel game for a long time with having gotten into wilderness backpacking. But I moved to Tucson recently and have gotten the gravel bug again; this place delivers. This 650b...
07-10-23, 06:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,926
Posted By staehpj1

I didn''t mention a few things so I'll comment a...

I didn''t mention a few things so I'll comment a bit further. A big part of it for me is getting outdoors, particularly in the woods. Seeing all the wildlife is a big part of it. On my morning...
07-10-23, 04:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,926
Posted By staehpj1

I do a little differently. I get out of bed and...

I do a little differently. I get out of bed and have my coffee. When I am ready to ride I slip into my bike clothes and hop on and ride. It takes maybe three minutes. Not sure how that is any...
07-09-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,817
Posted By Russ Roth

And not likely to change. Having bought at least...

And not likely to change. Having bought at least 20 bikes for myself over the last 30 years not to mention the couple dozen for the rest of the family, and the thousands I've built over the years for...
07-09-23, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,926
Posted By rumrunn6

was in the best shape of my life, during a rough...

was in the best shape of my life, during a rough patch w/ the Wife. time out, is time away
07-08-23, 09:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,817
Posted By Russ Roth

For clarity on how the small ring mounts, the...

For clarity on how the small ring mounts, the hole barely visible behind the purple bolt is the bolt hole that holds the large ring to the spider, the smaller ring is bolted to the large ring with a...
07-08-23, 08:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,817
Posted By DorkDisk

This happened twice to a friend of mine on a bike...

This happened twice to a friend of mine on a bike I built him with Chorus 12sp. At first i thought I may have undertorqued the chainrings, but the second chainring was installed by someone else....
07-08-23, 08:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,817
Posted By Russ Roth

That part doesn't exist in this design, the large...

That part doesn't exist in this design, the large ring is bolted directly to the crank, and the small ring is bolted into threads in the large ring with spacers to keep them apart. So not a lot of...
07-03-23, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 411,329
Posted By Sierra_rider

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06-18-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,039
Posted By rsbob

I hope they donít shoot you. :D

I hope they donít shoot you. :D
06-12-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Calsun

The tires on a gravel bike at 38mm provide far...

The tires on a gravel bike at 38mm provide far less traction for uphill grinds or in the curves or for braking on downhill sections of a trail. A hardtail mountain bike has 50mm tires with more...
06-12-23, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Polaris OBark

LA Times article on (LA) gravel riding

Link to LA Times (https://www.latimes.com/travel/list/gravel-cycling-paths-los-angeles-southern-california)
06-11-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Koyote

Noted.

Noted.
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