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07-22-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Ogsarg

Pactimo has been my main brand for several years....

Pactimo has been my main brand for several years. I currently have 3 pairs of bibs and about 5 jerseys as well as a thermal jersey, a wind vest, a base layer top, and a pair of gloves. Their 12 hour...
07-22-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Ogsarg

Take the s/n into a Giant dealer and have them...

Take the s/n into a Giant dealer and have them look it up or send an email to Giant customer service. Should be able to get someone to authenticate it if it is not fake.
07-21-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ogsarg

Let me get this straight. You're bashing a...

Let me get this straight. You're bashing a feature based on something that may happen to you someday that might involve you calling for a ride.
07-19-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,992
Posted By Ogsarg

Loved my Airhawk when I was motorcycling but I...

Loved my Airhawk when I was motorcycling but I don't see it being something I would want on a bicycle. The airhawk has air pockets with small openings between them. The idea is to get just enough...
07-16-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,481
Posted By Ogsarg

Look at the amperage draw for the motor you plan...

Look at the amperage draw for the motor you plan to use and then start looking at rheostats and switches that can handle that much current plus a 25% safety factor (typical engineering practice).
...
07-08-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By Ogsarg

"The line will be sold exclusively by IBDs." ...

"The line will be sold exclusively by IBDs."

What's an IBD?
07-07-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Ogsarg

My guess is that they don't know the root cause...

My guess is that they don't know the root cause of the problem and don't want to speculate. One has to assume that a certain amount of testing happened before releasing them to the public and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,876
Posted By Ogsarg

If you're walking down the sidewalk do you say hi...

If you're walking down the sidewalk do you say hi to everyone you pass? Probably not. While you may think that you are part of a special group and feel like you should acknowledge others, you should...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By Ogsarg

I used cyclemeter (Premium for $10/yr.) for...

I used cyclemeter (Premium for $10/yr.) for several years before getting a Garmin. Really liked it for its nice user interface, easy data recall, and more features than I would ever use. I had no...
06-30-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 622
Posted By Ogsarg

Look on Bangood or Ali Express for cheap tools....

Look on Bangood or Ali Express for cheap tools. They won't be great quality but for use every few years, should suffice.
06-30-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 413
Posted By Ogsarg

Did they not tell you "no strenous activity for...

Did they not tell you "no strenous activity for 24 hours"? I've been donating regularly since the early 90's (closing in on 100 pints) and can't recall them ever not saying that. You're losing...
06-29-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By Ogsarg

If you ride a lot of crappy pavement, I'd go with...

If you ride a lot of crappy pavement, I'd go with the Roubaix for the future shock assuming it fits you well. It does make a big difference on long rides. If you're riding on good roads, and they...
06-29-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By Ogsarg

When you emailed, did you say specifically you...

When you emailed, did you say specifically you were interested in one of the saddles? If so, and he wants to sell the whole bin, then he may be ignoring you on purpose. If you didn't say anything at...
06-28-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,141
Posted By Ogsarg

The furthest I've ridden from home is just over...

The furthest I've ridden from home is just over 50 miles as the outbound of a century.

As far as riding away from home, I did enjoy riding around Paris on one of their city bikes.
...
06-16-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,040
Posted By Ogsarg

False premise as far as I'm concerned. After a...

False premise as far as I'm concerned. After a long ride, I usually have a beer before showering and that usually makes me feel pretty good. :beer:
06-16-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,012
Posted By Ogsarg

For the last 5+ years I have been riding before...

For the last 5+ years I have been riding before work 3-4 days/week between 15-21 miles on my old beater MTB. Prior to the pandemic, I had to start around 4:00 AM in order to get back, shower, etc....
06-11-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Ogsarg

At 5'7", I would think the 50 or 52 would be the...

At 5'7", I would think the 50 or 52 would be the most likely to fit but this can vary based on body proportions and bike geometry. Is it possible the Synapse is actually a 54 and not 44?

The Allez...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Ogsarg

Personally, I think a road bike is easier on the...

Personally, I think a road bike is easier on the back than a bike where you sit upright but not all agree. Road bike handlebars offer several different hand positions and that can reduce hand/wrist...
06-07-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,450
Posted By Ogsarg

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Yellowstone
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 460,233
Posted By Ogsarg

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Old Airline Hiway. San Benito Cty, CA
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Ogsarg

If you want something new that you can get soon,...

If you want something new that you can get soon, you'll likely be limited by availability as Covid drove demand for bikes, especially entry level ones. If you want new, talk to local shops and see...
06-06-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,818
Posted By Ogsarg

There is also the option of getting shorts...

There is also the option of getting shorts designed as liners. That will get you the chamois and snug fit of bike shorts but allow you to wear whatever pants/shorts you want. Many of the companies...
06-05-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,177
Posted By Ogsarg

Seems like a long time since I did my first 50...

Seems like a long time since I did my first 50 miler but I remember it being significant. Congratulations. Keep it up and soon 50 will be a walk in the park.
06-04-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,213
Posted By Ogsarg

At 64 (same age as me) I'd worry more about...

At 64 (same age as me) I'd worry more about breaking a hip than the bike. Not sure what kind of crashes you have experienced but if just falling over I would not really worry about either. As was...
06-02-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By Ogsarg

On my road bike, it pretty much needs some air...

On my road bike, it pretty much needs some air every day unless I don't care about what pressure I'm running. On my old beater hybrid, I don't really care that much and it loses very little air so...
06-01-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,266
Posted By Ogsarg

As someone that grew up in a midwestern suburb in...

As someone that grew up in a midwestern suburb in the 60's, riding a bike was not something that was an organized event, it was just something you did. You rode bikes to the comic book store or the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 460,233
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By Ogsarg

Since you're new to biking, how did you come to...

Since you're new to biking, how did you come to decide you want a road bike? Lots of other types of bikes and you may find you enjoy something else better or you may not like riding at all. In my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ogsarg

I think what you are looking to get out of the...

I think what you are looking to get out of the future shock is exactly what it is made for, i.e. dealing with jarring kinds of bumps/potholes. I have the ver. 1.5 on mine so no rebound damping but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ogsarg

Exactly. Hard to imagine any scenario where it...

Exactly. Hard to imagine any scenario where it would provide an advantage except maybe in a parking lot to attract the attention of curious mountain bikers.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,124
Posted By Ogsarg

Tire looks old. Check the date code to see when...

Tire looks old. Check the date code to see when they were made.
05-27-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,541
Posted By Ogsarg

I got vaccinated when I was in my late 50's since...

I got vaccinated when I was in my late 50's since it seems to run in my family. Just recently got the Shingrix vax since it is way more effective. Reaction to the Shingrix was really bad but nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,518
Posted By Ogsarg

I have a couple of long sleeve summer jerseys and...

I have a couple of long sleeve summer jerseys and don't find them to be much hotter than a short sleeve but I also live in a low humidity area. May be different where it's humid.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 230,103
Posted By Ogsarg

I can appreciate the aero technology that goes in...

I can appreciate the aero technology that goes in to TT bikes but to me, from an aesthetic standpoint, they are definitely NOT HOT.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Ogsarg

PSA - Beware of fake Pactimo facebook account

Copied from an email I received from Pactimo.....
WATCH OUT FOR A FAKE FACEBOOK
ACCOUNT POSING AS PACTIMO

It has come to our attention there is a fake Pactimo Facebook page attempting to scam...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,463
Posted By Ogsarg

The cost / quality ratio is not linear with...

The cost / quality ratio is not linear with anything that I know of. A 10k bike is not 5 times better than a 2k bike. A hundred dollar bottle of wine is not 10 times better than a 10 dollar bottle,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By Ogsarg

I bought a leftover 2019 Roubaix comp on sale...

I bought a leftover 2019 Roubaix comp on sale when the 2020 model had been out a while. Initially I was not crazy about the color but it met my criteria of anything but matte black.

After a year...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,126
Posted By Ogsarg

The only dry lube I've used is the RnR Absolutely...

The only dry lube I've used is the RnR Absolutely dry and I've been using that since I got my newest bike about a year and a half ago. I'm going on 2700 miles on the original chain and still not at...
05-20-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By Ogsarg

So. How did he do? I can't begin to relate...

So. How did he do?

I can't begin to relate to even wanting to do something like that, let alone being able to.
05-19-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,092
Posted By Ogsarg

I resisted tubeless for about 5 years and...

I resisted tubeless for about 5 years and flatting 6-8 times a year. After a particularly bad period of several flats in a short time, I took the plunge. My wheels were tubeless ready so it was just...
05-17-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,450
Posted By Ogsarg

Cool. I have seen the weinermobile (I think there...

Cool. I have seen the weinermobile (I think there are several) many times but never seen the peanutmobile.
05-17-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,450
Posted By Ogsarg

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Historic outhouse, Grand Tetons.
05-17-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,450
Posted By Ogsarg

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The most unusual thing I saw in Yellowstone last week.
04-26-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Ogsarg

I personally would not just ride a bike that has...

I personally would not just ride a bike that has been sitting for 10 years, especially if not stored in well controlled conditions. Grease dries up, chains get rusty, etc. Assuming it has cup and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,614
Posted By Ogsarg

About the only thing I gather from the OP is that...

About the only thing I gather from the OP is that he wants something that other people would be jealous of. Pretty hard to make any recommendations based on that. You have a nice Ti bike, so what is...
04-26-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By Ogsarg

Do you really want to know if you should buy it...

Do you really want to know if you should buy it or whether it's a reasonable price to pay?

No one here can answer whether you should buy it other than you. As to whether it's a good deal, I'd say...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 460,233
Posted By Ogsarg

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Santa Ana Valley road...
04-24-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,284
Posted By Ogsarg

We have a Ford Transit Connect where I work and...

We have a Ford Transit Connect where I work and it drives as nice as a lot of cars with a ton of room in the back for carrying stuff.
04-24-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By Ogsarg

If you haven't tried a recumbent trike, I would...

If you haven't tried a recumbent trike, I would see if you can find a place that would let you test ride.

I met a guy on the road a year or so ago who was in a similar situation. He had been a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,498
Posted By Ogsarg

Assuming the pump is at the bottom of it's...

Assuming the pump is at the bottom of it's stroke, then you are just filling the hose, so look at the inside diameter of the hose and the length and figure out the volume. Once you figured out the...
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