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05-17-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 743
Posted By davester

This is the crock pot I use. Only $17 and the...

This is the crock pot I use. Only $17 and the perfect size. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008GS8R3K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
05-15-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,470
Posted By davester

I see your game. You're trying to get me to buy...

I see your game. You're trying to get me to buy both.
05-15-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,470
Posted By davester

I'm really partial to the red, but unfortunately...

I'm really partial to the red, but unfortunately it's only available in long sleeves, which are a no go riding around here. Guess it'll be green for me.
05-14-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By davester

All else being equal, there's no way you can tell...

All else being equal, there's no way you can tell the difference between the two sizes. Put it out of your mind. The only advantage to 700C is more tire choice. However, 27" Paselas are fine tires.
05-14-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 743
Posted By davester

I do exactly what ehcoplex does. And no, you...

I do exactly what ehcoplex does. And no, you don't need to do any of this messy stuff when rewaxing...just drop the chain in, warm up the pot, swish around, run chain over a pipe to loosen the links,...
05-12-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 627
Posted By davester

Sounds like you got "chain suck" and the chain...

Sounds like you got "chain suck" and the chain refused to release from the middle chainring. There are a whole bunch of reasons that chain suck can occur, and it is quite common with large jumps...
05-12-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By davester

Doc, yer killing me here! Tantalizing description...

Doc, yer killing me here! Tantalizing description of an amazing collection of parts and bikes....BUT...3,000 miles to go to even look at the stuff. Bummer man!
05-11-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By davester

Never, but that’s because I use anti-tracking...

Never, but that’s because I use anti-tracking apps with my browsers
05-06-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,921
Posted By davester

Of course he is! I could lend him a bike if the...

Of course he is! I could lend him a bike if the Olmo doesn't get back together, though I'm guessing that he might be a little reticent to borrow any more equipment from me.
05-06-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,921
Posted By davester

Ha! Already on it. Booked before Gugie even...

Ha! Already on it. Booked before Gugie even started this thread.
05-04-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,800
Posted By davester

Blow-by-blow coming right up... Thor's tale...

Blow-by-blow coming right up...

Thor's tale of woe started in my garage in Berkeley. With Thor not keen on riding both Touroica and Eroica with his usual 42-26 low gear, we fished around in my...
05-04-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,613
Posted By davester

I don't know the answer but since the RD appears...

I don't know the answer but since the RD appears to be modeled on the Campy Record I would guess that the answer is no. I'd also be concerned about chain wrap since the 36T ring will result in a max...
05-04-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,921
Posted By davester

They are both great for different reasons. ...

They are both great for different reasons.

Eroica has always been a bit of an organizational mess, this year more so than prior years. However, I've come to expect that so it doesn't bother me and...
05-04-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By davester

It's Fruit Juice!

It's Fruit Juice!
05-03-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,622
Posted By davester

Not just that, but look closely at the damage to...

Not just that, but look closely at the damage to the rim at the bottom of the photo. I'm not sure it can be saved.
05-02-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,622
Posted By davester

This just happened yesterday. I loaned my buddy...

This just happened yesterday. I loaned my buddy Thor this rear derailleur and rear wheel to ride Eroica California with. Oops…looks like somebody didn’t tighten the cage to the derailleur enough. The...
04-30-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,800
Posted By davester

Had a 20 mile Eroica pre-ride with the BF gang...

Had a 20 mile Eroica pre-ride with the BF gang and friends this morning. A good time was had by all. I didn’t get any great pix but here are a few shots…...
04-30-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By davester

Day 5, the last few miles… ...

Day 5, the last few miles…
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Not much to report...
04-29-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By davester

Day 4… ...

Day 4…
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Day 4 started with Doctors Riksheim,...
04-27-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By davester

Day 3… ...

Day 3…
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stunning scenery everywhere
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04-27-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By davester

I’m running a 13-30 freewheel with a 45-42 half...

I’m running a 13-30 freewheel with a 45-42 half step + stump-pulling 24T granny

Andrew’s Lygie has about a 44/26 double up front with about about a 9-28 8-speed cassette.

Thor’s Olmo was...
04-27-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By davester

Day 2… ...

Day 2…
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Departing from our icy tent cabin at...
04-26-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By davester

Some pix from the first day… ...

Some pix from the first day…



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04-24-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,613
Posted By davester

Wowza! Will we see it back at Cino this year?

Wowza! Will we see it back at Cino this year?
04-23-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,800
Posted By davester

I stand corrected, at least for the Carlton.

I stand corrected, at least for the Carlton.
04-23-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,800
Posted By davester

The Carlton for sure. However, you need to run...

The Carlton for sure. However, you need to run the cables BEHIND the bars on both bikes first.
04-21-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By davester

I usually run Wipperman Connex 8-speed chains....

I usually run Wipperman Connex 8-speed chains. They usually do well in longevity tests...e.g. https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au

Note that the ZFC tests are not on 8-speed chains, but on the...
04-21-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By davester

Touroica II ready to launch!

The terrific trio of myself, my longtime bike buddy Thor, and SquireBlack are busily prepping our bikes for a reenactment of last year's Touroica tour down the coast to Cambria. We will be meeting...
04-12-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 670
Posted By davester

I only replace tubes when I run out of room for...

I only replace tubes when I run out of room for new patches.
04-03-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,613
Posted By davester

Also, think how much lighter it is with all that...

Also, think how much lighter it is with all that aluminum oxide removed.
04-03-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,429
Posted By davester

I believe it's not being discussed because it's...

I believe it's not being discussed because it's not true. Rolling resistance testing showing such findings has been done with steel frames and also on wheel resting rigs with no frames. Try reading...
04-01-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 803
Posted By davester

I bought those wheels and they made my bike...

I bought those wheels and they made my bike slower. I’ve requested a refund.
04-01-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 803
Posted By davester

I bought those wheels and they made my bike...

I bought those wheels and they made my bike slower. I’ve requested a refund.
03-28-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,800
Posted By davester

Looks like I’ll be riding down the coast on...

Looks like I’ll be riding down the coast on Touroica II with Thor and SquireBlack then doing the formerly-known-as-Coastal route. I’ve been training hard for this by sitting on a sailboat in Mexico...
03-13-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,183
Posted By davester

It’s personal preference of course, but I think...

It’s personal preference of course, but I think it detracts from the simple, understated color scheme of the bike. I would switch to yellow tape.
03-03-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 672,896
Posted By davester

Sorry, I'm just about to jump on a plane to...

Sorry, I'm just about to jump on a plane to Mexico for a 6-week sailing trip and am running around like a madman trying to get ready so there's no way I could get down to San Mateo before I leave.
02-26-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,216
Posted By davester

I like the Raceface Chesters and some of the...

I like the Raceface Chesters and some of the other wide platforms shown here. However, be aware that all of those little studs sticking up can severely punish your shins if you're not careful. You...
02-25-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,800
Posted By davester

My two cents: Itchy wool jerseys: Sure,...

My two cents:

Itchy wool jerseys: Sure, cheap wool is itchy but many cycling jerseys are, and were, made from merino wool, which is not itchy at all.

Inadequate brakes, Most of the complaints I...
02-24-22, 02:18 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,800
Posted By davester

Just get yourself some gold paint and you'll be...

Just get yourself some gold paint and you'll be golden.
02-23-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,861
Posted By davester

That's double ditto for me. I'm 68 and am at the...

That's double ditto for me. I'm 68 and am at the tail end of a recovery from a crash that broke my collarbone and that I don't remember due to a helmet-wrecking concussion. However, the first...
02-23-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,800
Posted By davester

When heading to Eroica Gaiole from California, we...

When heading to Eroica Gaiole from California, we managed to stuff two bikes minus two wheels into a bike case and put the wheels in a separate box. We were only charged for one bike (because I...
02-19-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,800
Posted By davester

Ditto. I can make it work by shortening the...

Ditto. I can make it work by shortening the chain, but then big-big is no longer possible without drivetrain lockup and ensuing dropout/derailleur destruction.
02-16-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,202
Posted By davester

There are quite a lot of differences, though back...

There are quite a lot of differences, though back in the day I did some big tours on my racing bike because I couldn't afford a touring bike at the time. Here are the main differences I can think of:...
02-08-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By davester

Why do you think it needs replacement? I don't...

Why do you think it needs replacement? I don't see significant signs of wear such as hooked teeth. Change your chain regularly and you can get 10s of 1000s of miles out of most chainrings.
02-05-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,800
Posted By davester

If you want to go with flats but retain the look,...

If you want to go with flats but retain the look, you can do what Tom Ritchey did at the 2019 Eroica...glue toeclips (minus the pedal attachment tab) to your shoes.
01-31-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,892
Posted By davester

Yer gonna die!!!

Yer gonna die!!!
01-31-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,054
Posted By davester

Beautiful, and with the somewhat rare Campy...

Beautiful, and with the somewhat rare Campy Record triple. I believe that Merz used to make a smaller chainring (32T?) for the triple to replace that ridiculous 36T small chainring. Those are...
01-31-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 347,141
Posted By davester

I'm in love!

I'm in love!
01-28-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,040
Posted By davester

What nlerner said. You need to use sniping...

What nlerner said. You need to use sniping software to win an ebay auction. I use esnipe. It's almost pointless bidding manually.
01-26-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 6,515
Posted By davester

Here's my road racing iron, back in 1981 (and...

Here's my road racing iron, back in 1981 (and that skinny guy in the short shorts is me):...
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