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Forum: Southern California 06-15-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Pokey Rider
I live in the South Bay and have used Helen's in...

I live in the South Bay and have used Helen's in the past and have had no issues with them. I've heard that Ted's Manhattan Cycles on Sepulveda is good but have not used them. Good luck!!
Forum: Southern California 05-22-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Pokey Rider
I ride the bike path through Playa Del Rey,...

I ride the bike path through Playa Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach all the time. It gets really crowded on the weekends so you gotta watch out for the oblivious pedestrians...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-19-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,307
Posted By Pokey Rider
I've got a Prius V and can fit my bike inside...

I've got a Prius V and can fit my bike inside without taking the wheels off. I've also been able to put two bikes inside without taking the front wheels off. One of the bikes was a 61cm!! I separate...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-03-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,087
Posted By Pokey Rider
What kind of shape are you in? Overweight? What...

What kind of shape are you in? Overweight? What kind of cadence do you spin at? If you're spinning too slow, you might be working too hard and then your knees might hurt. Try spinning at a cadence of...
Forum: Southern California 07-17-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By Pokey Rider
The Bicycle Stand at 2740 E Broadway, Long Beach...

The Bicycle Stand at 2740 E Broadway, Long Beach (562) 279-4936 specializes in vintage bikes. You might want to give them a call for a quote. Good luck on your build.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-14-13, 11:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,612
Posted By Pokey Rider
Check out Williams Wheels. Pretty reasonable and...

Check out Williams Wheels. Pretty reasonable and light for the price.

http://www.williamscycling.com/Wheel-System-30-2024-spoke-count_p_8.html
Forum: Southern California 09-11-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By Pokey Rider
Holy crap, I was in Morro Bay that weekend....

Holy crap, I was in Morro Bay that weekend. Deepest sympathies to their families.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-04-13, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By Pokey Rider
+1 on the Cervelo R3

+1 on the Cervelo R3
Forum: Road Cycling 08-19-13, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By Pokey Rider
Helmet first for sure. I'd say skip the shoes and...

Helmet first for sure. I'd say skip the shoes and pedals until you're pretty comfortable on the bike and have ridden it for awhile. Clip on pedals can be a bit tricky at first for a beginner and you...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-08-13, 02:22 AM
Replies: 25,651
Views: 14,407,705
Posted By Pokey Rider
Its a 48. I'm a bit vertically challenged and...

Its a 48. I'm a bit vertically challenged and hard time finding a bike to fit me. :)
Forum: Road Cycling 08-07-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,985
Posted By Pokey Rider
Sorry for your loss. I feel your pain. I lost my...

Sorry for your loss. I feel your pain. I lost my 10 year old Australian Shepherd October 2012. I dread the day when our 13 year old female Australian Shepherd passes.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-07-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25,651
Views: 14,407,705
Posted By Pokey Rider
Cervelo R3

My new Cervelo R3 Ultegra

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Forum: Road Cycling 06-27-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 86,103
Posted By Pokey Rider
I've got the light blue and white version of that...

I've got the light blue and white version of that bike :)325933
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-13, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Pokey Rider
I second that you go to a podiatrist. Awhile ago,...

I second that you go to a podiatrist. Awhile ago, I had foot pain only while golfing, went through numerous shoes. Finally went to a podiatrist and found out that I had plantar fasciitis. Wear an...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-24-13, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By Pokey Rider
Carbon fiber wheels question

Hi all,

Going to pick up a set of carbon fiber wheels soon. I currently hang my bike upside down by the wheels from the garage roof rafters. Can I hang my bike upside down by the carbon fiber...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-23-13, 11:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,539
Posted By Pokey Rider
LOL, must have a HUGE Ass to ride that first bike

LOL, must have a HUGE Ass to ride that first bike
Forum: Road Cycling 06-23-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Pokey Rider
Thanks all. I'm currently riding a 2011 Trek 2.1...

Thanks all. I'm currently riding a 2011 Trek 2.1 (aluminum frame and 105 components) and am looking into moving up to a carbon fiber frame. I'll talk to my LBS before I order one and see if they...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-22-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Pokey Rider
Ridley Damocles?

Anybody ride a Ridley Damocles? I'm thinking of getting one but want to know how it rides. Is it super stiff, compliant, everyday ride? By the way, I'm over 50 and ride with a fast (to me) group and...
Forum: Southern California 04-17-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Pokey Rider
Is there still a lot of sand on the Strand?

Is there still a lot of sand on the Strand?
Forum: Southern California 03-24-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By Pokey Rider
I just rode that section today and it was fine....

I just rode that section today and it was fine. The only issue that I had was on the way back (south bound) some idiots were riding against traffic on my side of the road. I guess they didn't want to...
Forum: Southern California 08-28-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,922
Posted By Pokey Rider
I drove on that portion of Del Amo Blvd yesterday...

I drove on that portion of Del Amo Blvd yesterday and sure enough, there's a sign banning pedestrians and bicycles. It's funny how to the west on Del Amo Blvd by Madrona before the new section,...
Forum: Southern California 02-07-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,404
Posted By Pokey Rider
I think the climb from PV Drive South up...

I think the climb from PV Drive South up Hawthorne is more of a climb than from PCH up Hawthorne but then again I've never ridden it but have driven it plenty of times. I'm too out of shape to ride...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-24-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 556
Posted By Pokey Rider
Merry Christmas to all!! It's gonna be great...

Merry Christmas to all!! It's gonna be great weather to ride tomorrow in LA, 75 degrees!! Unfortunately, I'll be driving to NorCal in the morning.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-21-11, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By Pokey Rider
It's not very fun riding in the rain with...

It's not very fun riding in the rain with glasses. Don't wear contacts so, I'd prefer to wait until it's dry outside
Forum: Southern California 12-12-11, 01:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,404
Posted By Pokey Rider
No climbs or descents???? Palos Verdes has a lot...

No climbs or descents???? Palos Verdes has a lot of climbs and descents.
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