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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,985
Posted By Ogsarg

Is the sight of the handlebar bag so hideous that...

Is the sight of the handlebar bag so hideous that it's causing you to crash?
09-14-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 480
Posted By Ogsarg

I've been using cyclemeter for about 4 years and...

I've been using cyclemeter for about 4 years and like it pretty well. 10 bucks a year for the paid version.
09-03-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Ogsarg

Wow! Epic trip. Must have been quite the...

Wow! Epic trip. Must have been quite the adventure.
08-30-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 519,445
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,270
Posted By Ogsarg

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Hwy 25 about 25 miles south of Hollister
08-28-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,140
Posted By Ogsarg

I'd clean and re-grease both hubs as well as the...

I'd clean and re-grease both hubs as well as the headset bearings and bottom bracket. Chances are the bike has been sitting a long time and grease gets all gummed up. It's not hard with cup and cone...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ogsarg

I'm generally a function over form guy but when I...

I'm generally a function over form guy but when I was looking at bikes last year, about the only absolute requirement I had was that it not be matte. As mentioned, it's a pain to keep clean and to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By Ogsarg

Looks like it is from several years ago so...

Looks like it is from several years ago so possible someone could have bought a bunch of old stock from Castelli or a distributor or retailer for cheap. I would think that if someone was doing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By Ogsarg

There is keeping your bike functional and then...

There is keeping your bike functional and then there is upgrading. I expect people will be able to keep rim brake bikes running for many years to come. But if you want to install whatever the latest...
08-15-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Ogsarg

Swat system FAIL

So I was intrigued by the mini tool with holder that attaches to the Specialized seats and picked one up. I donít ride trails or gravel but I do ride some really bad pavement so I considered that it...
08-14-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,706
Posted By Ogsarg

and if Wiggle is going to tout "Free Delivery for...

and if Wiggle is going to tout "Free Delivery for orders over $X" then don't build a hidden delivery cost into the pricing. Price it out clearly and separately.

Every single company that offers...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By Ogsarg

86 miles over to Castroville, north to...

86 miles over to Castroville, north to Watsonville, and back inland. Got a later start than usual and thought it would be sunny at the coast but it was socked in with a cold damp wind coming off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,270
Posted By Ogsarg

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Lewis Rd. Monterey County, CA
08-06-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By Ogsarg

Choosing a lock is really based on when/where you...

Choosing a lock is really based on when/where you plan to leave the bike. Lightweight and effective don't go together when it comes to locks. I have a lightweight hiplock that is a total joke as far...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By Ogsarg

The Ribble is a rim brake bike so likely you are...

The Ribble is a rim brake bike so likely you are limited to a 28 tire or maybe only the 25 it comes with. For comfort, I would want at least a 28 and have the option of a 30 or bigger. Just about any...
Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,794
Posted By Ogsarg

That video of Janis at Monterey Pop always gives...

That video of Janis at Monterey Pop always gives me goosebumps. One of the greatest Rock moments ever put on film.
08-04-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,433
Posted By Ogsarg

Wait till the pandemic is over. A significant...

Wait till the pandemic is over. A significant percentage of the bike purchases will be back on the market and there won't be much competition for them.

Finding a bargain in the current climate is...
08-02-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 519,445
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,270
Posted By Ogsarg

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Southside Rd. San Benito County, CA.
07-31-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,738
Posted By Ogsarg

While I appreciate aesthetics, I am a function...

While I appreciate aesthetics, I am a function over form person all the way. After making my fist serious descent (>10% grade with 10-20 MPH curves for 2+miles) with disks, I can say that I was very...
07-31-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,204
Posted By Ogsarg

That lack of gravity would also make it difficult...

That lack of gravity would also make it difficult to get traction between tire and surface making it difficult to accelerate and also might even make it difficult to balance on two wheels....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By Ogsarg

Unless you're racing, you should ask yourself how...

Unless you're racing, you should ask yourself how much you want to push the envelope. Out on a road that is open to the public, you have to be able to deal with whatever you encounter. Cars in your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By Ogsarg

I have a few different helmet liners but like the...

I have a few different helmet liners but like the Pace the best. It has an adjustable elastic band so should fit pretty much anyone. No issues with sunburn or overheating for me. I think I got mine...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,270
Posted By Ogsarg

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Some farm road near Castroville, CA
07-21-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 519,445
Posted By Ogsarg

Managed to get a half-way decent pic of Comet...

Managed to get a half-way decent pic of Comet Neowise with my Canon S-95. Long exposure, ISO 3200. Small tabletop tripod setting on the roof of my car.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,270
Posted By Ogsarg

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Vega Rd. Somewhere outside of Watsonville.
07-19-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 519,445
Posted By Ogsarg

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Elkhorn Rd. The slough on either side. ...
07-13-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 752
Posted By Ogsarg

Try using anti-seize instead of grease. Available...

Try using anti-seize instead of grease. Available at your local auto parts store or good hardware store.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 4,174,941
Posted By Ogsarg

Just ordered a Bontrager Flare RT taillight to...

Just ordered a Bontrager Flare RT taillight to replace my Cygolite Hotshot pro, which no longer holds a charge. I hear it's a good daytime tail light, which is what I need it for.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By Ogsarg

If a product has any weakness, no matter how...

If a product has any weakness, no matter how slight, it will be magnified 1000X on the internet.
07-07-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Ogsarg

Given the kind of riding you do, I think you...

Given the kind of riding you do, I think you might be disappointed with a hybrid. Might help your neck, but being more upright can be hard on the back and the aero penalty you pay will make the rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,270
Posted By Ogsarg

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07-05-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 519,445
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Ogsarg

I would suggest test riding some bikes with disk...

I would suggest test riding some bikes with disk brakes and electronic shifting. These bikes will also probably have at least 28c tires with the ability to go wider. You may find the comfort of wider...
06-29-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Ogsarg

My Mom had a knee replaced at 89. Recovery was...

My Mom had a knee replaced at 89. Recovery was difficult but it did improve her ability to get around.

This kind of stuff is best to consult with the specialists. Talk to more than one if possible.
06-27-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,547
Posted By Ogsarg

You do know there are many many cages that are...

You do know there are many many cages that are less expensive, right?
06-25-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By Ogsarg

Pump your tires up to within a couple of PSI of...

Pump your tires up to within a couple of PSI of normal then put your frame pump on and see how much effort is needed to get any more air into it. This will give you a reference for when you have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By Ogsarg

The problem with picking a bike for you is that...

The problem with picking a bike for you is that being new to cycling, you may not know what you want. After you've ridden a while,you may find that what you are looking for may change.

I do think...
06-25-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Ogsarg

The commute home upriver might be a bit tiring.

The commute home upriver might be a bit tiring.
06-24-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,771
Posted By Ogsarg

I did some clothing for a Moto Guzzi group years...

I did some clothing for a Moto Guzzi group years ago and also found that bags are considerably less postage than any box. Can't recall where I got them but I bought about 100 poly shipping bags for...
06-24-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Ogsarg

See if there is a bicycle co-op in your area....

See if there is a bicycle co-op in your area. They can assist with a build and perhaps loan the special tools you'll need.
06-22-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,619
Posted By Ogsarg

I would say your friend has a point. If what he...

I would say your friend has a point. If what he wants from a bike is to get exercise and enjoy scenery, a $5k bike really doesn't have much value over a much less expensive bike....at least not for...
06-18-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By Ogsarg

I cannot imagine doing a century on a unicycle....

I cannot imagine doing a century on a unicycle. What's your average speed for something like that?

I did my first century about 5 weeks ago but I had been regularly doing 60-80 mile rides on the...
06-15-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 519,445
Posted By Ogsarg

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Looking north from La Selva Beach park...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,270
Posted By Ogsarg

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Anzar Rd. between San Jaun Bautista and Aromas, CA
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Ogsarg

The non-tubeless GP5000 I put on my DT Swiss...

The non-tubeless GP5000 I put on my DT Swiss wheels gave me the biggest fight I've ever experienced with a tire. Even with a koolstop jack, it was a major struggle. I'm hoping that stretched it some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,270
Posted By Ogsarg

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06-07-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 519,445
Posted By Ogsarg

A couple from my climb up Fremont Peak. ...

A couple from my climb up Fremont Peak.


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Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,450
Posted By Ogsarg

Ram does make great stuff. That is what I used on...

Ram does make great stuff. That is what I used on my motorcycles but find it on the heavy side for the bike and not near as sleek looking as the Quadlock. Not sure how they compare cost wise, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,859
Posted By Ogsarg

Interesting. The few times I've had to take...

Interesting. The few times I've had to take prednisone, I absolutely hated how it made me feel. The last time a doc wanted to put me on it, I pushed back and after a bit, he said it wasn't absolutely...
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