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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 870
Posted By KJ43

Haha. None tbh, but we did start buying the...

Haha. None tbh, but we did start buying the bigger packs from Costco (when luck had it in stock). There were some days when alternatives had to be put into play, but managed to minimize that and got...
07-27-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,722
Posted By KJ43

I carry them next to my golf club. That way I'm...

I carry them next to my golf club. That way I'm prepared for pretty much any situation.
07-18-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 835
Posted By KJ43

I have two wheetsets from LB and both have been...

I have two wheetsets from LB and both have been perfect. Mine came from the North American warehouse but regardless of where they were produced I know that LB has great customer service. Have you...
07-11-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By KJ43

I have the Light Bicycle WR38s on a wheelset...

I have the Light Bicycle WR38s on a wheelset built by Light Bicycle with DT Swiss 240 EXP hubs and they are great for gravel riding. I ride pretty technical, rocky single track at times and I'll do a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By KJ43

I think I've seen snippets here and there online...

I think I've seen snippets here and there online about the possibility of using the recess for things other than the smartsense. I'm fine with the cover for now.

One reason I picked the Synapse is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By KJ43

I did. I pulled the smartsense from the bike the...

I did. I pulled the smartsense from the bike the instant I got it home and rode with the open battery recess until I got a cover delivered.

I ordered one through the shop I bought my bike and I...
06-20-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,330
Views: 336,663
Posted By KJ43

40 miles, 4,373 feet of elevation. Rode to...

40 miles, 4,373 feet of elevation. Rode to Woodside, up King's Mountain Road and then up Skyline to Purisima Creek Redwood Open Space Preserve. I di the Whittemore Gulch Trail down which is some of...
06-18-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4,330
Views: 336,663
Posted By KJ43

66 miles, 1,585 feet of elevation. Long gravel...

66 miles, 1,585 feet of elevation. Long gravel loop around the bay over mixed surfaces. Almost constant headwinds over on the east side of the Bay....just for a bit more character building.

Gravel...
06-18-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By KJ43

Same. I clean my new chains pretty soon since the...

Same. I clean my new chains pretty soon since the factory lube gets dirty fast. I use Green Oil which lasts a long time and doesn't attract a lot of dirt.
06-15-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By KJ43

It's not totally clear I guess what the numbers I...

It's not totally clear I guess what the numbers I posted meant, but the number in the () is how much higher the XC200's are over the XT or XTR pedals..at least as far as I could find the correct...
06-10-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By KJ43

Garmin Rally XC200 thoughts

I have had these pedals now for a few months and have the following observations comparing them to Shimano's SPD pedals.

They seem to be constructed well. They are solid and robust feeling but...
06-09-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4,330
Views: 336,663
Posted By KJ43

40 miles, 3,100 feet of climbing. All road today....

40 miles, 3,100 feet of climbing. All road today. Temps were warm...my Garmin reported 90 degree F avg with a max of 100. Definitely enjoyed the ice cold Gatorade from the fridge when I got home.
...
06-07-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4,330
Views: 336,663
Posted By KJ43

32 miles, 3,000 feet of elevation. Up Old La...

32 miles, 3,000 feet of elevation. Up Old La Honda Road, back down through Windy Hill Preserve and then rode over to Arastradero Preserve and did a loop on each side of the road to get more dirt on...
06-04-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4,330
Views: 336,663
Posted By KJ43

Flat day, but hammered most of the ride. 56...

Flat day, but hammered most of the ride. 56 miles, only 800 feet of elevation. 20 plus miles were gravel, the rest road miles around the South Bay Area.

South Bay Gravel Loop...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By KJ43

I second Bob Ross 's recommendation for...

I second Bob Ross 's recommendation for Specialized S-Works shoes. I have the Recon's for a few years now. It's a shame you have to buy the body geometry insoles separately when you spend that much...
05-26-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By KJ43

I do remember living in Palo Alto one year that...

I do remember living in Palo Alto one year that we had snow and it was probably in the 70's. It was super thin and didn't last but yes, I remember that one time when I was a kid in Palo Alto and got...
05-26-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By KJ43

It says in the OP that it is Mountain View, CA....

It says in the OP that it is Mountain View, CA. Not an area that sees snowfall.
05-22-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,066
Posted By KJ43

Find the Pyramid of Humanity and place in on your...

Find the Pyramid of Humanity and place in on your wall in a prominent location. Interactions with other humans will be in accordance with their status in within this chart.
05-22-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4,330
Views: 336,663
Posted By KJ43

64 miles - 25 miles of which was dirt or gravel...

64 miles - 25 miles of which was dirt or gravel around the South Bay Area with a little time at the end at Coyote Hills before coming back over the Dumbarton Bridge. Pretty flat route with only 1,100...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,272
Posted By KJ43

It depends on the shop you go to. The shop I...

It depends on the shop you go to. The shop I bring my bike to for work and service does that for the bikes they sell. Unfortunately they don't have the bikes I have my eye on so I had to get my bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By KJ43

Nice pick and post what you think of them after...

Nice pick and post what you think of them after getting some rides in.

I just set up some clincher 28mm GP5000s with latex tubes on my 28mm wide LightBicycle carbon wheels today and went out for a...
05-19-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By KJ43

Exactly. Anyone that does any work with carbon...

Exactly. Anyone that does any work with carbon parts should have carbon paste on hand. At the very least it allows you to use the lowest possible torque setting to clamp your carbon components.
05-18-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By KJ43

This. 10% is not really that steep and...

This.

10% is not really that steep and pretty much any tire with knobs on it will give you the grip you need. It's the technique of keeping your rear tire planted while still keeping enough weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,158
Posted By KJ43

They are, but they have the metal tip that helps...

They are, but they have the metal tip that helps hold them in the tire better than just a bacon strip.

I have been successful with bacon strips getting them to hold long enough on my road bike...
05-17-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4,330
Views: 336,663
Posted By KJ43

41 miles, 4,000 feet of elevation. Big road climb...

41 miles, 4,000 feet of elevation. Big road climb and some dirt up on top of, and over, Black Mountain. Lot's of people out including a member of the forums that I never met irl out on Stevens Canyon...
05-16-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By KJ43

I have the Prevail II (non vent) and it already...

I have the Prevail II (non vent) and it already has great venting and airflow. Very comfortable to wear also. I highly recommend it as a helmet.
05-08-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,367
Posted By KJ43

I have a few favorite jerseys and kit. Here is...

I have a few favorite jerseys and kit. Here is one of my new favs from Pedal Mafia out on a ride.
...
05-07-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4,330
Views: 336,663
Posted By KJ43

Yup, there is a bike lane. It's always got a...

Yup, there is a bike lane. It's always got a bunch of debris including nails, screws, car parts, etc. When it's windy it's a grind but there is a concrete barrier between the cars and bike lane.

A...
05-07-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4,330
Views: 336,663
Posted By KJ43

55 miles but only around 990 feet of elevation....

55 miles but only around 990 feet of elevation. Rode counter-clockwise around the South Bay Area from Palo Alto around and back across the Dumbarton Bridge. Super windy but tons of great gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By KJ43

I currently have the Roubaix Pro 2Bliss Ready...

I currently have the Roubaix Pro 2Bliss Ready (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/roubaix-pro-2bliss-ready/p/155483?searchText=00016-2162&color=229786-155483) on my road bike. They call it 30/32 and...
04-24-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,659
Posted By KJ43

Yes. There is one and the good news is it is...

Yes. There is one and the good news is it is worldwide but there are other things that require consideration before making the arrangements.

The acronym for the program is SOS which stands for...
04-23-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,775
Posted By KJ43

I have the Superlogic Link Seatpost...

I have the Superlogic Link Seatpost (https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/superlogic-link-seatpost) and it's great. Super light and just a hint of compliance to it. Pricey, but worth it. It has a 15mm...
04-14-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By KJ43

Like I said above, I use the Pathfinder Pros...

Like I said above, I use the Pathfinder Pros tubeless and find them to be very sturdy. I've ridden mine on long rocky trailrides, gone through rock gardens, etc. with no flats. I had them on my bike...
04-10-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By KJ43

They look too far forward. Personally I prefer...

They look too far forward. Personally I prefer the hoods to be level with the bar tops. I'd also rotate your bars further forward.
04-05-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By KJ43

Considering what a range of riding types and...

Considering what a range of riding types and surfaces gravel biking encompasses, that's not totally true. It depends.
04-05-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,074
Posted By KJ43

It's not dogpiling on you just to bully you. It's...

It's not dogpiling on you just to bully you. It's your unreasonable approach to the situation and the fact you won't take ownership of it. Take the criticism or don't.
04-05-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By KJ43

Specialized Pathfinder Pro in 38mm. Slick center...

Specialized Pathfinder Pro in 38mm. Slick center ridge for road riding and tread on the sides for dirt. I've ridden these on everything from 82 mile road rides to semi-technical singletrack, gravel...
04-03-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,869
Posted By KJ43

My good buddy of 30 years is a biker, is as...

My good buddy of 30 years is a biker, is as hardcore as they come and works in the industry. My uncle is a biker also and I've been hanging around with bikers my whole life and no one uses that term...
04-03-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,869
Posted By KJ43

You do know how dumb it sounds when you call...

You do know how dumb it sounds when you call drivers cagers...right? It's not like people that ride seriously don't also drive.

You are trying WAY too hard.
04-02-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4,330
Views: 336,663
Posted By KJ43

32 miles, 2,300 ft of elevation. Had a bike fit...

32 miles, 2,300 ft of elevation. Had a bike fit the other day and getting used to the new position (brought my saddle down 2 cm).

Afternoon Ride (https://www.strava.com/activities/6922612806)
04-02-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,074
Posted By KJ43

What I got out of that is that you were...

What I got out of that is that you were unreasonable and the people you were dealing with including "Steven" were doing their best to help you out. I just have to shake my head if you are only coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,096
Posted By KJ43

It's not rude. There are MUP's around my area...

It's not rude. There are MUP's around my area that literally have signs asking cyclists to call out that they are passing on the left to be polite.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,976
Posted By KJ43

Hehe. The only time I had a tire issue was when I...

Hehe. The only time I had a tire issue was when I went over a drainage grate around 40 mph and got the sidewall of my tire a 1 inch cut. Had to have my wife come save me. I do have CO2 and a plug kit...
04-01-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,130
Posted By KJ43

So easy to make a statement if you can't explain...

So easy to make a statement if you can't explain or back it up. Nice work.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,817
Posted By KJ43

For a 19mm inner width I think you might want to...

For a 19mm inner width I think you might want to go with 21mm wide tape. The center channel will take some of the width and my understanding is that in a perfect world the tire bead will sit over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,817
Posted By KJ43

I agree with Chandne's assessment. The Muc-Off...

I agree with Chandne's assessment. The Muc-Off tape seems a very slight bit more stretchy than the DT Swiss tape and the transparency makes it easier to poke the hole for the valve in the center of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,817
Posted By KJ43

DT Swiss is good tubeless rim tape but I just set...

DT Swiss is good tubeless rim tape but I just set a new carbon wheelset up using Muc-Off tape, stems, and sealant and it all was easy to install with no drama.

For the tape buy it a few mm wider...
03-29-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,298
Posted By KJ43

Nice. I've ridden both tires and liked them, but...

Nice. I've ridden both tires and liked them, but for gravel riding the Pathfinder Pro is my favorite tire (in 38mm width).
03-24-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,154
Posted By KJ43

My Stigmata has a 72 deg HTA and it's perfect...

My Stigmata has a 72 deg HTA and it's perfect from 100% full on road rides to semi-technical single track. I wouldn't want a bike much slacker up front for versatility like that.
03-24-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,026
Posted By KJ43

And make them wear diapers so everyone can laugh...

And make them wear diapers so everyone can laugh at them!
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