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Forum: Recumbent
09-18-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Ogsarg

Would suggest posting in the recumbent forum for...

Would suggest posting in the recumbent forum for better response.
09-18-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,139
Posted By Ogsarg

First non spare the air day here in over a month....

First non spare the air day here in over a month. I've really cut back on the riding (~50%) during the record breaking streak of bad air so really looking forward to a good ride this weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By Ogsarg

I've never seen a DI2 setup with exposed wires...

I've never seen a DI2 setup with exposed wires but if I was going to do it, maybe add some colored shrink tubing to the wires.

colored shrink tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,009
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?
09-16-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By Ogsarg

Your situation is not uncommon. I started up...

Your situation is not uncommon. I started up again at 59 in much the same way as you; just pull an old bike out that had been sitting unused for years and start riding and move on to something else...
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By Ogsarg

If I'm spending that kind of money, I don't want...

If I'm spending that kind of money, I don't want to feel like I had to compromise. If the Giant offerings don't have what you want in a color you love (or at least like), look elsewhere.
09-04-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By Ogsarg

For daytime use, I like to have the brightest...

For daytime use, I like to have the brightest light possible so it isn't washed out in the sun. I was using a Cygolite hotshot 150 Pro but the battery stopped holding a charge after a little over 3...
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By Ogsarg

The last front flat I had I noticed while...

The last front flat I had I noticed while standing and pedaling. With weight a little more forward, you really feel the softness of the low pressure tire.
09-03-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,489
Posted By Ogsarg

You need to learn about proportion. I've never...

You need to learn about proportion. I've never come close to catapulting with any braking system and can't even imagine how you could do that other than in a severe panic situation. Don't squeeze any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ogsarg

The obvious question here is what is the backup...

The obvious question here is what is the backup plan if you can't make it? Is there someone that will come get you if you are thrashed at the 80-90 mile point and can't handle the rest? If someone is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By Ogsarg

The fires in my area aren't raging anymore and...

The fires in my area aren't raging anymore and it's cooled off a bunch. I didn't ride last weekend due to the air quality so wanted to get in a decent ride. Since it was only 57 when I left a little...
08-30-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 519,452
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,273
Posted By Ogsarg

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Hwy 25 about 25 miles south of Hollister
08-28-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,141
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
08-28-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ogsarg

I read that Red Bull claimed to save a whole 500...

I read that Red Bull claimed to save a whole 500 grams using Matte paint. A bit over a pound. Since the minimum weight requirements for F1 cars has increased the last few years, it doesn't seem like...
08-27-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,042
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't claim to be a math genius but something...

I don't claim to be a math genius but something there doesn't add up. With 25 pairs of bike shorts in use 182 times that works up to less than 8 washings a year.
08-27-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,042
Posted By Ogsarg

I do this on all the bike kit (including gloves)...

I do this on all the bike kit (including gloves) as well as any other moisture wicking tee shirts, shorts, etc. that need washing.

Zip all zippers
turn inside out
Use "ultra-handwash" setting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Ogsarg

The ride you did is one I do often in the winter...

The ride you did is one I do often in the winter and spring. When it's hot, I head toward the coast. The dead end portion of that ride is some of the worst pavement around. I know it hasn't been...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Ogsarg

I ride some really deserted back roads, which...

I ride some really deserted back roads, which means some really bad pavement. This is where you really appreciate the future shock. Mine is the 1.5 (no rebound damping) but it make a huge difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Ogsarg

Due to the fires everywhere, riding in Northern...

Due to the fires everywhere, riding in Northern California is like chain smoking right now so no long weekend rides for me. Hoping the air clears up soon, but it may take a while. Peak fire season is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By Ogsarg

California has notoriously bad roads and in my...

California has notoriously bad roads and in my area they are really bad. For me, the future shock is a huge plus. I feel so much less beat up after a long ride.

if I lived in one of those...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ogsarg

If she doesnít want 1x, donít buy it. For that...

If she doesnít want 1x, donít buy it. For that kind of money you could build whatever you want. Saying that people are being forced into something just by making it available is pretty ridiculous.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,406
Posted By Ogsarg

Option 4. Get them to swap groupsets on the red...

Option 4. Get them to swap groupsets on the red and blue bikes.
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
08-20-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 491
Posted By Ogsarg

I've never cycled there but what about Grenoble?...

I've never cycled there but what about Grenoble? Alps are right there, accessible by high speed rail, and lots of lodging options. Given how much travel and tourism has declined, I would think you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 752,242
Posted By Ogsarg

I haven't used a lot of different brands so don't...

I haven't used a lot of different brands so don't have much to compare to. Much better quality than PI in my opinion and prefer it to Castelli. Don't have any experience with Assos or Rapha so have...
08-19-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Ogsarg

Here is a 10 liter model from Aliexpress. 40kHz,...

Here is a 10 liter model from Aliexpress. 40kHz, which i think is better than ones in the 20-26kHz range, which can damage parts easier. Comes with a basket, which is good cause you should not be...
08-19-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Ogsarg

I would not waste your time. I work with...

I would not waste your time. I work with ultrasonics as well as higher frequency megasonics.

Ultrasonic transducers are typically epoxy bonded so not all that easy to remove and you'd probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,797
Posted By Ogsarg

Only inevitable due to people being reckless and...

Only inevitable due to people being reckless and irresponsible.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 752,242
Posted By Ogsarg

Pactimo is starting their summer kit sale. Common...

Pactimo is starting their summer kit sale. Common sizes don't last long.

Pactimo summer clothing sale (https://www.pactimo.com/pages/summer-cycling-clothing-sale)
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Ogsarg

Itís dang hot here so had a shorter ride than...

Itís dang hot here so had a shorter ride than usual. Left at 7:30 and did 65 miles over to the coast and back. About 5 miles from the ocean it was suddenly much hotter making the last 25 pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 4,174,971
Posted By Ogsarg

The Swat mini tool was a waste of money. Fell out...

The Swat mini tool was a waste of money. Fell out of its holster on one of my last two rides. It seemed very secure but obviously wasnít. Lesson learned.
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Ogsarg

Here is some info on compatibility between Di2...

Here is some info on compatibility between Di2 parts.

https://e-tubeproject.shimano.com/pdf/en/HM-CC.3.3.0-00-EN.pdf
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Ogsarg

There are a number of UK online sellers that have...

There are a number of UK online sellers that have bikes that aren't common in the states. Check out Ribble, Wiggle, Merlin cycles, or chain reaction cycles. There are others as well. If there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 838
Posted By Ogsarg

Would be nice if so many tires didn't have Giant...

Would be nice if so many tires didn't have Giant brightly colored labels / logos. Then the bike fashion police wouldn't notice.

When I was motorcycling, I always used a different front / rear tire...
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...
08-14-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,706
Posted By Ogsarg

I don't think dismissing their reasons for the...

I don't think dismissing their reasons for the pricing out of hand is appropriate. Maintaining a web store that can deal with mulitiple tax laws, currencies, etc. is likely more costly than only...
08-14-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,463
Posted By Ogsarg

My early morning rides are before work and...

My early morning rides are before work and limited to 1-1.5 hours so I don't have anything to eat. A small glass of OJ is all.

For longer rides on the weekends, Oatmeal with a dozen or so almonds,...
08-13-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,376
Posted By Ogsarg

My Roubaix Ultegra Di2 came with an 11-34...

My Roubaix Ultegra Di2 came with an 11-34 cassette so definitely possible. Having said that I know I couldn't handle a 30 degree hill with a 34-34 unless it was a short distance.

As far as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By Ogsarg

My 2019 Roubaix came with Turbo Cottons in 28. I...

My 2019 Roubaix came with Turbo Cottons in 28. I liked the ride but I ride a lot of roads that have a fair amount of debris and found they flatted easily. I think I had 3 flats in the first couple of...
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...
08-10-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 519,452
Posted By Ogsarg

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,273
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, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Ogsarg

Anyone riding a bike should be prepared to fix a...

Anyone riding a bike should be prepared to fix a flat on the road. You first need to figure out what you have in regards to tube or tubeless and then look into how to deal with a flat. Find out the...
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