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Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 942
Posted By Joearch

I will bite on the CL pre owned bike. I needed a...

I will bite on the CL pre owned bike. I needed a second (third really) bike to have up for my 4-5 week visits at the lake house in Northern Michigan. Great riding and a decent riding group in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,213
Posted By Joearch

I recently switched from GP 5000ís to the Pirelli...

I recently switched from GP 5000ís to the Pirelli Road Race. I feel like to Pirelliís are smoother faster ride. I also went all in for the expensive Pirelli tubes which are no doubt a contributing...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Joearch

I am riding a 53 Bianchi Infinito which I would...

I am riding a 53 Bianchi Infinito which I would think is similar in sizing. I am 5’-9” with a 30” inseam. Seems like the 53 would be small for you. In any case I think the Bianchi is a great ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,324
Posted By Joearch

I do some climbs in the hills in Los Angeles...

I do some climbs in the hills in Los Angeles area. I have the 50/34 and 11-34 cassette on both of my road bikes. Climbs are in the 4%-8/9% some lasting 10-15 minutes. I will say that at 65 yo I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By Joearch

I did a group ride in WLA today that had about 20...

I did a group ride in WLA today that had about 20 riders. I have a pretty nice Bianchi Infinito CV in good condition and it seemed like I had the worst bike of the group. I do really enjoy my ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,732
Posted By Joearch

I must say that while pedaling along I have...

I must say that while pedaling along I have looked down at the front wheel, thinking to myself that the brake rotor does remind me of a dremmel cutting tool. Thought a number of times if I were to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,165
Posted By Joearch

On your left, give it a moment, thx…good...

On your left, give it a moment, thx…good morning…..off to the next one. I like to get a heads up when I am getting passed. I don’t enjoy when someone buzzes by me without any warning.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,740
Posted By Joearch

I get the OP drift. I enjoy when the miles melt...

I get the OP drift. I enjoy when the miles melt away and my brain is in a mode where it can take a break from the regular stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,856
Posted By Joearch

Love this post. Just came thru a repair to my...

Love this post. Just came thru a repair to my creaky BB. The noise is gone but it could have been the 10:other things he did besides the BB service. Bike is a Bianchi Infinito with a PF BB.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,551
Posted By Joearch

Living in West Los Angeles there are some great...

Living in West Los Angeles there are some great bike resources. Nir Wheels is close by. Custom made carbon for my Bianchi Infinito Disc are wonderful. Nimble and fast. 28mm Pirelli road race with...
02-20-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By Joearch

Finally had a chance to get out this morning. A...

Finally had a chance to get out this morning. A great 45 mile ride from WLA to Palos Verdes and back. No creak and the bike is fast and smooth. Thx Nir.
02-16-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By Joearch

I got the call to come and pick up my bike. All...

I got the call to come and pick up my bike. All the potential creak points were taken apart, cleaned and put back together. Seat post. Pedals, BB, etc. So will see next ride how it goes. At the very...
02-16-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By Joearch

The LBS is also a Bianchi dealer and knows the...

The LBS is also a Bianchi dealer and knows the Infinito CV well. He told me when I dropped the bike off he will be working thru all the other items first, which are all excellent suggestions. I hope...
02-15-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By Joearch

I do go off the saddle sometime. To be honest I...

I do go off the saddle sometime. To be honest I donít remember if the noise was still there. I think was.
02-15-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By Joearch

right, I remember reading about that awhile ago....

right, I remember reading about that awhile ago. I honestly donít think I put down enough power but worth looking into.
02-15-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By Joearch

Another example of why I love BF, great input and...

Another example of why I love BF, great input and the article is super helpful. Makes sense that slight misalignment could cause problems. Will definitely share with the LBS owner who is working on...
02-14-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By Joearch

Both and, not either or applies to many things...

Both and, not either or applies to many things for me.
02-14-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By Joearch

Having it looked at today. Seems like any...

Having it looked at today. Seems like any improvement in the drive train will provide better performance like any other component. A very high percentage of topics on this forum have to do with...
02-13-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By Joearch

Great points. The excellent Bianchi shop where...

Great points. The excellent Bianchi shop where the bike came from went over these same alternate noise sources. The sounds does get quite loud as the ride progresses. Don’t like the noise. Weird on a...
02-13-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By Joearch

Thx for thx responses. Another clue. I noticed...

Thx for thx responses. Another clue. I noticed on my ride this morning that the bike was quite until after about 15-18 miles it started tne creaky noise. Very odd.
02-13-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By Joearch

Creaky bottom bracket

I am riding a 2020 Bianchi Infinito CV and noticed a creaky sound from bottom bracket. BB is Shimano Ultegra. ,When bike is stationary and I put pressure on pedal it make similar sound. LBS said that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By Joearch

I have a 53 Infinito which I love. So comfy! I am...

I have a 53 Infinito which I love. So comfy! I am 5’9” with 30 inseam.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,520
Posted By Joearch

Late last year I put carbon wheels on the...

Late last year I put carbon wheels on the Bianchi. The shop had P Zero race tires and the P Zero tubes. He gave me a nice discount so I thought to go all in. That set up gives a quick, smooth and...
01-09-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,364
Posted By Joearch

Adrenaline bikes in Fullerton is a good shop....

Adrenaline bikes in Fullerton is a good shop. Talk to Jim the owner.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,723
Posted By Joearch

Happy New Year to all. 2021 miles look to be...

Happy New Year to all.
2021 miles look to be just under 5000 at 4998. First full year of riding. 100% outdoors as I don’t have an inside setup. Love BF.

Thx to all!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,188
Posted By Joearch

White helps with visibility while on the bike….I...

White helps with visibility while on the bike….I think?
11-01-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,045
Posted By Joearch

My go to is a 25 mi or so along the Pacific....

My go to is a 25 mi or so along the Pacific. Really sweet early in the mornings.

...
11-01-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,654
Posted By Joearch

Funny question because I get the flat/low...

Funny question because I get the flat/low pressure feeling once every few weeks. Glad to hear I’m not the only one this happens too. It often isn’t just the fatigue but it’s that my rear wheel feels...
10-31-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,464
Posted By Joearch

I have the same bike and have not had any issues...

I have the same bike and have not had any issues with my thru axles. Not sure what you have going on but odd you have same issue on front and rear wheel. How could they be coming loose unless they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By Joearch

The text on the tires is not aligned with the...

The text on the tires is not aligned with the valve stem. Stay away from that bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,034
Posted By Joearch

Congratulations on your new found love. Cycling...

Congratulations on your new found love. Cycling really is wonderful.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Joearch

Interesting you have the same bike with Nir...

Interesting you have the same bike with Nir wheels. His shop is down the street from my office. I heard his wheels were well done so I decided to give them a try. Really a nice guy running a great...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Joearch

Had a great ride this morning. The new wheels do...

Had a great ride this morning. The new wheels do make a difference in the bike. Tried some hills and it was easier to pump up hills. Please with the way the bike feels as it does seem more light on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Joearch

New wheels

After a bit more than year and about 5 k miles I decided to upgrade my wheels. The Bianchi Infinito came with Fulcrum wheels and I figured the first real upgrade would be going to carbon wheels....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 12,090
Posted By Joearch

I am a bit surprised by this entire thread. All...

I am a bit surprised by this entire thread. All else aside disk brakes simply stop faster in a more uniform way than rim drakes. Certainly the case for me having both set ups.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,990
Posted By Joearch

Was cranking along at a decent pace this morning...

Was cranking along at a decent pace this morning and took a look down and noticed the front wheel of a bike in line with my rear axle….. seemed tucked in quite close. Kept cranking waiting for a hey,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,990
Posted By Joearch

I was out on an early Saturday morning ride and...

I was out on an early Saturday morning ride and as I was taking a hit off my water bottle a duo passed by. The guy in the rear gave me a hand signal to catch up with them. I thought what a nice move....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,659
Posted By Joearch

You have me covered on this topic. I guess I am...

You have me covered on this topic.
I guess I am a decent rider who designs things for a living. I like things that look good and perform well. I am in balance and donít care much about others...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,701
Posted By Joearch

Best to be comfortable with your equipment. Go...

Best to be comfortable with your equipment. Go with what you like.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,853
Posted By Joearch

same here

same here
07-18-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,874
Posted By Joearch

Similar thing happened to me. Clipped out on...

Similar thing happened to me. Clipped out on right but went over on left side. I now unclip both sides to be safe.
06-11-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By Joearch

As expected great response to my question. I have...

As expected great response to my question. I have spoken with LBS on both ends and will be comparing pricing a timing on both bikeflight and shipbikes. Thx to all for excellent input. I am excited to...
06-09-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By Joearch

Shipping my bike

I live in Los Angeles and will ne going to Northern Michigan in a month. I plan on shipping my bike via Bikeflight but was wondering if others here with experience have found other options. My plan...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,614
Posted By Joearch

I am pleased with the Bianchi Infinito CV Disc....

I am pleased with the Bianchi Infinito CV Disc. Excellent ride, well built. Di2 $6500.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Joearch

love Kucharik. Live close by and like to go chat...

love Kucharik. Live close by and like to go chat with John the owner. Great wool jerseys, shorts and tights.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,094
Posted By Joearch

Glad I came across this thread. My back up bike...

Glad I came across this thread. My back up bike has Tektro brakes that are sort of mushy. Going to have bike tech swap for Ultegra in the next few weeks. Looking forward to better braking.
rhx
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,284
Posted By Joearch

I am 170lbs and find that my 28’s w tubes feel...

I am 170lbs and find that my 28’s w tubes feel good at 78r and 72f.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,926
Posted By Joearch

I am very pleased with a Bianchi Infinito CV...

I am very pleased with a Bianchi Infinito CV Disc. Smooth as silk, nimble and fun to ride. Looks good also.

...
04-22-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,742
Posted By Joearch

Riding in Los Angeles I don’t see a lot of snow...

Riding in Los Angeles I don’t see a lot of snow or mud. I’m always on paved bike paths and roads. So the orientation of the tire on the rim is not very important. This is actually my spare bike. If...
04-21-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,742
Posted By Joearch

BTW, While it is not a big deal to most there is...

BTW, While it is not a big deal to most there is a sense of accomplishment to bust out the repair kit, fix a flat and continue on your way. Made my ride more fun.
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