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    Reinforced connecting pin

    I'm installing a new Shimano 10 speed chain on my road bike. I took out a few links initially and connected the chain using the special pin. Discovered the chain was too long and I needed to recut...
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    Upgrade to 10 spd

    I'm in the process of updating my Ultegra 9spd drivetrain to 10 spd. The set-up will be:

    Dura Ace 7800 RD
    Ultegra 6600 STI brake/levers
    either Ultegra or 105 10 spd cassette and chain

    to use...
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    Dura Ace 7800 RD with Ultegra 9 spd

    Just got a Shimano Dura Ace 7800 rear derailleur to replace my old fading Ultegra 6500. I plan to use the 7800 with what's left of my present Ultegra 9 spd system which still works great. Now the...
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    Looking for new suspension fork

    I have a 2000 Gary Fisher Sugar 3 which has been a great bike for XC riding. All the components are still working well, but I think the front fork (Manitou SX 80mm) has seen it's day. So, I'm...
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    Yep...it's steep for sure. I've suffered just...

    Yep...it's steep for sure. I've suffered just about everytime I've done this ride, but then I'm no mountain goat. If you go up from the Yucaipa side, it's a long steady grind that never seems to...
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    Thanks for the info. Just bought a new pair of...

    Thanks for the info. Just bought a new pair of Keo Sprints and wasn't aware to this recall. They haven't been installed yet, so I'll check the date of manufacture. I think I'm beyond the targeted...
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    I was in upstate NY (Beacon) visiting my son and...

    I was in upstate NY (Beacon) visiting my son and he said that was the best weather they've have since last October. Returned home to SoCal lastnight and had to put my jacket on...go figure!! Next...
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    I live in Wrightwood and the previous posts all...

    I live in Wrightwood and the previous posts all have good, accurate info. I was just wondering if you are aware that Hwy 2 (Angeles Crest Highway) is closed from Islap Saddle to Vincent Gap for...
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    Hey Mike, I like your thinking! I just turned 63...

    Hey Mike, I like your thinking! I just turned 63 and lately, everytime I go for a ride I pass on the high dollar road racing machine and opt for my old hardtail mountain bike with slick tires...it's...
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    Hey Metric Man, I used to live in Banning (moved...

    Hey Metric Man, I used to live in Banning (moved to Wrightwood to get closer to work) so I know what those winds are like. They were either blowing out of the west or out of the east. I remember...
  11. I hit the machines 2-3 times a week with light...

    I hit the machines 2-3 times a week with light weights. I believe the machines are better for me as they offer more support for my aging spine. During the summer, I just work on my upper body as I...
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    '04 Cannondale R2000 '00 Gary Fisher Sugar 3...

    '04 Cannondale R2000
    '00 Gary Fisher Sugar 3
    '94 Trek 8000 with slick tires for road use
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    This is a very inspirational thread,...

    This is a very inspirational thread, Dnvr....thanks for starting it! Last September, I had open heart surgery to repair my mitral valve. The operation went well and I had a fairly easy recovery. ...
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    Sticky: Sella Italia SLK Gelflow saddle, used for 2 years...

    Sella Italia SLK Gelflow saddle, used for 2 years for a Sella Max Flight Gelflow saddle.
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    I've ridden this trail many times and it's always...

    I've ridden this trail many times and it's always enjoyable especially since you don't have to put up with highway traffic. We usually start at Green River, ride the trail to Pacific Coast Highway...
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    LCI Brian: I've noticed your avatar also on the...

    LCI Brian: I've noticed your avatar also on the Wrightwood California Forum. Do you live up here in God's country? If you do, I live by the country club on the corner of Twin Lakes and Elm. Stop...
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    Dnvr, Just read you original post today and I'm...

    Dnvr,
    Just read you original post today and I'm glad to hear you're doing better. Heart problems can be very scary, I know, I'm 5 weeks post-op mitral valve repair and one of the complications...
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    What's wrong with aluminum? I have a Cannondale...

    What's wrong with aluminum? I have a Cannondale R2000 with a CAAD 5 frame and after test riding some of the "plush" carbon fiber jobies there's no comparison - The 'dale is much more comfortable,...
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    I'm using Pearl Izumi shorts and find them quite...

    I'm using Pearl Izumi shorts and find them quite comfortable. I'm sure, though, that any name brand short with a good chamois will work. A comfortable saddle is also important - try one of WTB's...
  20. Thread: Why?

    by hjbiker43
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    What you need to do is find a place where the...

    What you need to do is find a place where the wind is always at your back pushing you up the hills. And, if you should find this magical bicycling paradise, please let me know....I'm moving there!
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    I have a road bike, a full suspension XC mt. bike...

    I have a road bike, a full suspension XC mt. bike and an old hybrid that I've sort of converted into a hybrid/commuter/touring/urban/you name it bike. Sometimes, I don't make the decision as to...
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    Mountain biked about 20 miles near Wrightwood in...

    Mountain biked about 20 miles near Wrightwood in SoCal. Rode the "Fault Trail" (sits on top of the San Andreas) down to Jackson Lake. What a beautiful day: clear blue skies, not too hot and all to...
  23. Thread: Bike Stand?

    by hjbiker43
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    I have the Ultimate Pro Compact stand which I...

    I have the Ultimate Pro Compact stand which I feel is far better that the Park's and Topeak's (so does Velo News). It's easy to set up and has a unique clamping mechanism which is safe for holding a...
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    Compact Crankset?

    I'm thinking about replacing my 39/53 crank on my roadbike with a compact, probably a 34/50. I live in the mountains of SoCal and will be having surgery in August, so I'll be needing some lower...
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    Look 337's for my road bike. Easy in and out,...

    Look 337's for my road bike. Easy in and out, but the float seems somewhat stiff, so I would rate them a 7.5. On the mountain bike, I've just installed Shimano M520's which I really like but since...
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