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09-26-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1,975
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Posted By jsigone

recovery monday ride w/ another century. 115...

recovery monday ride w/ another century. 115 miles this time up the coast, included some extra cred going up San Juan Creek bike trail I saw from ooga-booja. Cool vibes on that trail. Lunch at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 669
Posted By KiwiDallas

My cracked Spec Roubaix bike frame - the resolution

I'd posted here in late July that I found a crack in the seat-stay of my 1-year-old Specialized Roubaix Sport frame. I took it back to my LBS, a longtime Specialized dealer, to handle the warranty...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,520
Posted By the sci guy

Thanks! Aesthetics are important to me, and I...

Thanks! Aesthetics are important to me, and I love colorful bikes. I hate black cable housing, so I always try to find 2 colors (if needed) that work well together, and work with the colors of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 816
Posted By Trakhak

One of the best pieces of advice I've come across...

One of the best pieces of advice I've come across on Bikeforums is (if there's enough time to do so) to aim at the squirrel. That's what they expect predators to do. They'll stop darting back and...
09-23-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 302
Posted By HillRider

It sounds like you need to adjust the "limit"...

It sounds like you need to adjust the "limit" screws which set the inner and outer derailleur travel limits. When you said the easiest (largest) cog isn't shifting well what is the symptom? Is the...
09-22-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By squirtdad

In my areas, the long term shop own the building,...

In my areas, the long term shop own the building, are multigenerational (one is at 4th generation now). The other thing these shops do is surf the current trend, whether it be cruiser, fixies or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,244
Posted By Symox

3.5 weeks today

and got back on the bike for an easy ride.

So happy that the initial assessment by the ER doc of not riding for a YEAR was grossly incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,244
Posted By Symox

Great followup with doctor after accident

Said I'm doing great, no followups unless I want. Range of motion and healing excellent. Said as long as I don't crash and pain isn't too bad that I can ride. Will be at risk of rebreaking for...
09-19-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 374
Posted By Crankycrank

Totally agree with FBinNY. Just protect the CF...

Totally agree with FBinNY. Just protect the CF from scratches and chips and if it holds your weight, then it certainly can hold just the bike.
09-18-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 374
Posted By FBinNY

Reach under the nose and lift the bike, feeling...

Reach under the nose and lift the bike, feeling for any movement. Odds are that it would still be solid if you pushed the frame down with your other hand.

The only point of concern might be how...
09-17-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By ooga-booga

silverado canyon, modjeska canyon and trabuco...

silverado canyon, modjeska canyon and trabuco canyon...firewise...are different than the open plain of the new development of the western end of scr. the three previously mentioned canyons are more...
09-17-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 283
Posted By cruiserandmax

You're right, they aer 64mm! Thanks for all the...

You're right, they aer 64mm! Thanks for all the links- just what I was after.
09-16-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By CAT7RDR

West Rd and the feeder streets in the area are...

West Rd and the feeder streets in the area are being repaved so I had to get out of the Puente Hills and ride up to the Santa Fe Dam and the end of the SGRT.
Great day for a ride on the SGRT. Only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 842
Posted By Psimet2001

Been a busy year so I haven't been out here much...

Been a busy year so I haven't been out here much - we are still around. We build a lot of wheels. Today is our 13th anniversary of the business so I figured I would come out here and find something...
09-15-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 502
Posted By Barry2

Remember..... Everybody needs a buddy with...

Remember.....

Everybody needs a buddy with the "fancier gizmo"!!

And the buddy with the "fancier gizmo" needs a six-pack of IPA !

:)
Barry
09-15-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 502
Posted By JTcyclist

Thanks, again, to all who chimed in on this...

Thanks, again, to all who chimed in on this thread and especially to my buddy Juston for starting it for me.

I return to report a successful revival of my Ultegra DI2!

As best my LBS could...
09-14-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By Eric F

Happy Hour! Quick and dirty up Fern TT to Brown...

Happy Hour! Quick and dirty up Fern TT to Brown Saddle and down via Rising Hill Rd. On the climb, I passed a guy riding a fully-rigid singlespeed and wearing a kilt. I don't know that I've ever...
09-13-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By jonathanf2

Today I did hill climbing intervals at Griffith...

Today I did hill climbing intervals at Griffith Observatory which is my usual weekly routine. I arrived at the foot of the climb and there was another cyclist there. I took a water break and let him...
09-10-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By ooga-booga

40-miler in the carlsbad, oceanside and vista...

40-miler in the carlsbad, oceanside and vista area. a little coastal but mostly inland. traffic on a saturday not too bad.
scattered big raindrops but the roads never got totally saturated so the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,269
Posted By jaxgtr

Shimano has these things, the adapters will allow...

Shimano has these things, the adapters will allow you to use your 3 bolts with a 2 bolt cleat. Not just SPD's, but I believe all 2 bolts.
...
09-09-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By ooga-booga

very wet but not too windy 30-miler on fiesta...

very wet but not too windy 30-miler on fiesta island in the mission bay area of san diego. had approx 10 cars roll past me low-speed in 30 miles so it
was waay uneventful. had the place to myself...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,560
Posted By Polaris OBark

I've only used Shimano chains and straight Gulf...

I've only used Shimano chains and straight Gulf canning wax. You will be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By Symox

I prefer aluminum stem and bars

Even on a carbon bike. Most clamp force parts I just prefer to be metal. Especially after a crash I trust metal more. I like Zipp service course parts for these applications. Really well designed...
09-09-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By jonathanf2

I did 28 miles Thursday morning doing a mix of...

I did 28 miles Thursday morning doing a mix of road and dirt. I then took the steep uphill trail going up towards the Angeles Crest Hwy from the Brown Mountain Dam and then did the fast downhill on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,244
Posted By merlinextraligh

I know your thread is about recovery, and I wish...

I know your thread is about recovery, and I wish you a speedy one.

your description of your accident also leads to a teachable moment on bike handling and descending.

You were surprised by the...
09-06-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By oris

Riding in the heat this weekend was tough. I'm...

Riding in the heat this weekend was tough. I'm not sure how some of you did but the heat broke me on Saturday.

I took a route done before to meet the family at the MIL's house and ended...
09-06-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Bike Gremlin

You'll need a newer road 10 or 11-speed RD to...

You'll need a newer road 10 or 11-speed RD to work on an 11-speed cassette with an 11-speed shifter.
That is: a Shimano road 11-speed RD, or a 10-speed Tiagra 4700 RD, or a GRX RD.
My article on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By datlas

Probably true but as above rim width is a factor...

Probably true but as above rim width is a factor so as usual, the correct answer is it depends.
09-04-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By RH Clark

I see no benefit at all to drilling holes. What...

I see no benefit at all to drilling holes. What you need is a stop on your seat post fitted to the cleaned up and squared up weld area. You can put some silicone or something similar in there to act...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,244
Posted By Symox

Well Im out

Was allowed to go home from the hospital today. Woohoo

i feel like Im healing quick but we will see

btw, I made another post on this, but since so many have replied that endured crashes Ill...
09-02-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Steelman54

Honestly, to me it sounds like time for a new rim...

Honestly, to me it sounds like time for a new rim a 1/2" (0.500") lateral movement is pretty far out. If Aluminum check for cracking if you think you want to play with it, but I'd get a new rim.
09-02-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By 2seven0

^^^^^^^^^^^ After my wife got me into road...

^^^^^^^^^^^ After my wife got me into road cycling several years back I found out the hard way that it's best to do leg day at least 3-4 days before weekend riding!
Also proper upper-body & core...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,560
Posted By Polaris OBark

It wasn't until Shimano started using quicklinks...

It wasn't until Shimano started using quicklinks with their chains that I started waxing. Before that, it was simply too much of a hassle.
09-02-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By jonathanf2

I rode 3 days straight from Tuesday to Thursday...

I rode 3 days straight from Tuesday to Thursday in the midday heat over at Griffith Park. In fact the park was practically empty which despite the heat, actually made the riding more enjoyable. I...
09-01-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By Eric F

Wednesday Night Ride from Velo Pasadena (24.5mi)...

Wednesday Night Ride from Velo Pasadena (24.5mi) - This flock tends to include a lot of the local go-fast guys and gals, and can be an absolute suffer-fest. Mercifully, the heat kept the pace...
08-31-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I do this with chain saw chains, and it...

.
...I do this with chain saw chains, and it works out fine. I only pay about ten bucks for a KMC bike chain, though, and they don't get dull and need sharpening. So I just leave them on the bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 729
Posted By genejockey

It's also possible that a previous owner removed...

It's also possible that a previous owner removed the 30, then adjusted the lower limit screw to prevent the FD from dropping past the 42, then set the cable tension so that the lowest click...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,560
Posted By jaxgtr

I collected all the used solvents and took it to...

I collected all the used solvents and took it to my city's chemical waste disposal. They collect paint, solvents, cleaners, all of that stuff. I got a couple of 1 gallon containers with lids from...
08-29-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By jsigone

ride with front and rear flashing lights. BE SEEN...

ride with front and rear flashing lights. BE SEEN

I run this rear light 100% of time while riding on the road or mixed surface. Battery life will last a century worth of miles....
08-29-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By Tusk

I had a squeek recently in my 11 spd 105. ...

I had a squeek recently in my 11 spd 105. Tracked it to the jockeys and there was a little more play than I liked. Ordered a replacement set of Ultegra. They had sealed bearings in there. I like...
08-28-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By CAT7RDR

More hill intervals in the Whittier Hills. Good...

More hill intervals in the Whittier Hills. Good sweaty workout with a cloudy start and ending in full sunshine.
41 miles and 5.2K of climb.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40751400...
08-27-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By ooga-booga

35-miler on the palos verdes peninsula + san...

35-miler on the palos verdes peninsula + san pedro. ride truncated somewhat with a riding buddy's cleat/pedal interface as a no-go and non-drive train side crank coming off. still, a nice day in pee...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,560
Posted By Polaris OBark

The other problem is that both are an inhalation...

The other problem is that both are an inhalation hazard. Although teflon itself is inert, the precursors are environmentally problematic.
08-25-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By TakingMyTime

Mostly all around Newport and Irvine. Up and...

Mostly all around Newport and Irvine. Up and down PCH to get their from Seal Beach. One thing I have noticed is that traffic seems very light.

Sunday - 44 miles
Tuesday - 60 miles
Thursday -...
08-22-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By ooga-booga

51-miler from solana beach up along the coast to...

51-miler from solana beach up along the coast to o-side, then bounced east along the dedicated bike path (roughly parallel to ca hwy 76) out to mission san luis rey.

returned same way. nice day...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,560
Posted By WhyFi

How popular is it? How popular should it be? ...

How popular is it? How popular should it be?

I've been waxing for a few years. While I'll agree that it's much lower maintenance overall, the work is heavily front-loaded and I can see that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By terrymorse

I have been using rim-braking carbon wheels with...

I have been using rim-braking carbon wheels with latex tubes for at least 8 years now, and it is quite mountainous here in the SF Bay Area. I've never had a tube fail due to overheating.

The...
08-15-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 579
Posted By Mojo31

You sure? 'Jerry-built' vs. 'Jury-rigged'...

You sure?

'Jerry-built' vs. 'Jury-rigged' vs. 'Jerry-rigged' | Merriam-Webster (https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/jerry-built-vs-jury-rigged-vs-jerry-rigged-usage-history)
08-15-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By oris

Rode from home to the MIL's to spend time with...

Rode from home to the MIL's to spend time with the family at the pool. The bike and I got nasty coming out of Corona due to some dirty water running down Smith Dr.

It was a good ride; first time...
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