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09-29-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks, I appreciate the info and tips. I've...

Thanks, I appreciate the info and tips. I've been reading as much as I can in order to understand my computer generated training results in order to make sure I'm going in the right direction. I...
09-28-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 2,047,239
Posted By TakingMyTime

If I was just here for a week that would not be...

If I was just here for a week that would not be on the list of places I'd pick to ride on. Heck, I live here permanently and I don't every ride on it.
09-27-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By TakingMyTime

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09-26-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By TakingMyTime

Exactly. I was just thinking about how they...

Exactly. I was just thinking about how they compare against a boutique BB. I'd much rather buy a capable $35 BB from Shimano every 10 years than unnecessarily pay $235. I was wondering if the...
09-26-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By TakingMyTime

BB Quality Question

What is the general consensus regarding Shimano press fit BB? Specifically (SM-BB72-41) Ultegra 86.5 mm. I know there are several members who probably see a lot of these go through their shops and...
09-26-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,982
Posted By TakingMyTime

Maybe I missed it in this post but... are the...

Maybe I missed it in this post but... are the passes good for 1 year from date of issuance or are they calendar year? I'm finally going to stop talking and actually do a ride down to SD. The plan is...
09-26-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By TakingMyTime

I think that's probably a good idea which I...

I think that's probably a good idea which I hadn't even considered. I NEVER take my eye off any of my bikes while I'm out. I had one stolen many years ago and it's burned into my DNA that you never...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By TakingMyTime

In my experience about 50% of the time they can...

In my experience about 50% of the time they can be fixed with good cleaning and a little lube in the right places. The other 50% get tossed.
09-25-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By TakingMyTime

OC Bus bike carriers?

Do any of you have experience using the bike carriers on the front of these buses? I realize I'll need to remove my lights, saddle bag and water bottles but I am just a little concerned about loading...
09-24-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By TakingMyTime

HITT intervals (just starting out)

It appears that my training is lacking in HITT work. Although I push myself once a week I'm never doing it in a structured format. I'm going to be using my Garmin to setup some timed intervals. I...
09-21-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks to everyone who has contributed. Just...

Thanks to everyone who has contributed.

Just to that you know I'm not taking any of these metrics as if they're written in stone and I am not obsessed with getting or relying on them being 100%...
09-20-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thank you. I'll have to check if I have my FTP...

Thank you. I'll have to check if I have my FTP hardwired into the unit or it's calculating for me.
09-20-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By TakingMyTime

Determining FTP

I've just begun training with a power meter. Up until now I've only been using an HRM along with speed, cadence etc (the basics). The power meter has been a huge influence on how I ride. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks! I had been watching a few videos and...

Thanks! I had been watching a few videos and there seemed to be opinions on removing it from either matte or gloss finishes. I'll be ordering some soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By TakingMyTime

Clear chain stay protector

I'd like to replace the stock clear plastic chain stay proctor that came on my bike with something that has a little more coverage. From what I understand "Helicopter" tape is the way to go. What...
09-20-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By TakingMyTime

Although I don't do SCR that often, I usually...

Although I don't do SCR that often, I usually start at Cypress Community Park on Jeffries right off the 5 fwy. It's a great place to park, has bathrooms and is in a great neighborhood. We then take...
09-19-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 2,047,239
Posted By TakingMyTime

Ditto. For all the reasons above. It's way too...

Ditto. For all the reasons above. It's way too much of a risk to be riding those trails at night.
09-18-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By TakingMyTime

I appreciate the heads up. That is an alternate...

I appreciate the heads up. That is an alternate route I would probably have been on now that it's cooling down. We would take the trail north through Hart Park and then to Villa Park and then head...
09-18-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By TakingMyTime

Maybe try to find a bicycle co-op in your area? ...

Maybe try to find a bicycle co-op in your area? New shift cables are going to run you between $5-$9 each and the housing is going to be another $25-$30? That isn't high quality stuff but it will...
09-18-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By TakingMyTime

I don't think you're going to get too many...

I don't think you're going to get too many offers. General maintenance tools aren't that expensive and easy to find. What most of us do is buy the tools that are specific to our bikes and situation...
09-18-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By TakingMyTime

My friends and I were riding on Portola a couple...

My friends and I were riding on Portola a couple of weeks ago and the homes are going up north of the road like crazy. Back in the early/mid 70's my friends family belonged to the Coto De Caza gun...
09-17-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By TakingMyTime

First, I will say that I agree that it's sad to...

First, I will say that I agree that it's sad to see all this "Pave Paradise, put up a parking lot" mentality. I also cannot see living in such fire prone, dangerous area. The sad part about it all...
09-17-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,979
Views: 207,808
Posted By TakingMyTime

Nothing to brag about this week. Just 3 rides up...

Nothing to brag about this week. Just 3 rides up and down PCH to various point. Maybe 100 miles total.
09-17-22, 07:34 AM
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Views: 207,808
Posted By TakingMyTime

That is one HUGE front disc you have on that...

That is one HUGE front disc you have on that thing.
09-15-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm on a mission to buy any Canyon specific part...

I'm on a mission to buy any Canyon specific part and have it in my toolbox even if I don't see myself needing them for 5-10 years. Things like dropout covers and frame grommets. I'd rather get them...
09-15-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By TakingMyTime

I totally agree. My plan "B" was going to take a...

I totally agree. My plan "B" was going to take a close look at the bearing during the next routine clean and lube job. I also agree and would like to point out that although I absolutely love my...
09-15-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By TakingMyTime

Learn me about headsets

I'm slowly trying to gather all the specs and replacement part numbers for my new Canyon Endurace. Yes, I understand I'm way ahead of myself and will not need new headset bearings for a very long...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,534
Posted By TakingMyTime

I didn't check that many other sites but Trek...

I didn't check that many other sites but Trek China and France seem to have no problem with inventory.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,534
Posted By TakingMyTime

That's incredible. I like Trek bikes and even...

That's incredible. I like Trek bikes and even own a couple but... I really don't like they way they're doing this.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,534
Posted By TakingMyTime

On the Domane, yes. That was one of the bigger...

On the Domane, yes. That was one of the bigger changes to the model.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,534
Posted By TakingMyTime

I did purchase a Canyon Endurace about 2 months...

I did purchase a Canyon Endurace about 2 months ago. And that was because I was able to visit their Carlsbad showroom and take one for a test ride. There is no way I'm walking into my local Trek...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,534
Posted By TakingMyTime

The same this is happening with Canyon. I'm on...

The same this is happening with Canyon. I'm on their mailing list and it was just a day or two ago that they announced their new Ultimate model. Too bad you can't buy it. I mean... it's ridiculous...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,534
Posted By TakingMyTime

I will agree with you and I have to say it's...

I will agree with you and I have to say it's rather odd that they announce a handful of new models and none of them are available. "This product is currently unavailable online. Check local...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,534
Posted By TakingMyTime

Available or unavailable they're laying out their...

Available or unavailable they're laying out their new bikes for viewing. I thought that would be of interest to many members here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,534
Posted By TakingMyTime

Really? ...

Really?

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/c/B200/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,534
Posted By TakingMyTime

2023 Domane on Trek's site

I don't know if I'm the first to post but go take a look.
09-08-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 382
Posted By TakingMyTime

Watch this video ...

Watch this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqR6nlZNeU8
09-08-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By TakingMyTime

Find some good 32mm tires and slap them on. ...

Find some good 32mm tires and slap them on. They're still wide enough to handle a small amount of "dirt" while giving you a huge boost on the road compared to the 33mm that you're running. You will...
09-08-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By TakingMyTime

That model is listed as $1819 brand new on Trek's...

That model is listed as $1819 brand new on Trek's website. So that means after tax and a couple of accessories out the door the guy probably spent $2100 and thinks that's what it's worth. The...
09-08-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 382
Posted By TakingMyTime

Looks to be coming off the bead to me. Flip your...

Looks to be coming off the bead to me. Flip your tire lever over and pull that thing off. I'm not trying to be insulting, just asking but... you have taken a tire off before?
09-08-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 553
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm having a hard time imagining how they would...

I'm having a hard time imagining how they would take the "Terminator" looking current Dura Ace Di2 and turning it into a work of art.
09-07-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By TakingMyTime

Taking a bit of a left turn here... I am finding...

Taking a bit of a left turn here... I am finding out that Canyon USA is totally independent from Canyon Germany. I've chatted with Canyon HQ and they always come back with "You'll have to check...
09-07-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By TakingMyTime

^^ I do agree that most manufacturers nowadays...

^^ I do agree that most manufacturers nowadays seem to make things in a way that tries to keep you within their "eco-system" of parts and accessories. There are always workarounds but I do like to...
09-06-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,072
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'd have to totally agree with CAT's statement. ...

I'd have to totally agree with CAT's statement. Also, rationing hydration because of the fear of having to pee does not sound like a very good strategy.
09-05-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By TakingMyTime

I have found out that what I want is available in...

I have found out that what I want is available in France but Canyon Europe (various countries) act independently of Canyon US. Since Canyon US cannot tell me when these parts will be available I...
09-05-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By TakingMyTime

Well, I guess I should have looked first. It...

Well, I guess I should have looked first. It appears Canyon does make one. I didn't see it on my first sweep of their site.
...
09-05-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By TakingMyTime

Front Camera attachment ideas?

I own a Canyon with the H31 integrated cockpit. https://www.canyon.com/en-us/gear/components/contact-points/handlebars-and-stems/canyon-h31-ergocockpit/9100400.html I do have the Canyon Garmin front...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By TakingMyTime

I could be a number of things. Have you gone...

I could be a number of things. Have you gone over the complete bike with a torque wrench to ensure everything is tightened to spec? If so, since you say it is new... I would have it back at the...
09-04-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,979
Views: 207,808
Posted By TakingMyTime

Maybe it should just be a reminder but... be...

Maybe it should just be a reminder but... be extra cautious this weekend. A lot of holiday drunks, people who only drive on holidays, they're hot and bothered and just want to get where they want...
09-03-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,172
Posted By TakingMyTime

You are correct. That version is not wireless. ...

You are correct. That version is not wireless. All Shimano documentation shows that. But... if the shop was advertising that groupset as wireless I think you have a pretty good case against...
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