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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,512
Posted By igosolo

Same thing happened to me a few weeks ago though...

Same thing happened to me a few weeks ago though I was only 5 miles from home. Trouble with a spare cable is both times this has happened to me in 11 years, getting the broken part out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,673
Posted By igosolo

"On your left" means very different things to...

"On your left" means very different things to different people. Try it with a big group of pedestrians on the MUP. Some go diving to the right, some left, some freeze like a deer in headlights...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,618
Posted By igosolo

Typical reply... Let's wait for an accident and...

Typical reply... Let's wait for an accident and THEN decide to do something about it. It is not petty to take issue with someone on a bike invading your safety space, especially in "stealth" mode. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,618
Posted By igosolo

This is exactly how I feel. Well said. My...

This is exactly how I feel. Well said.

My ideal ride is that I see nobody else out there or maybe just people going the other way... I always ride alone (well 99.9% of the time) and I am strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,072
Posted By igosolo

For 10 years I rode 23mm Bontrager Hard Case...

For 10 years I rode 23mm Bontrager Hard Case tires, wire bead as I was stuck in the mindset that I needed a heavy and slow tire like this to prevent flats. I just got a set of 25 mm Schwalbe One...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,225
Posted By igosolo

From what you wrote there, getting dehydrated...

From what you wrote there, getting dehydrated alone will usually cause headaches and then drinking alcohol can and usually will make it worse. Cycling normally "cures" whatever is ailing me but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,400
Posted By igosolo

Hey Ray, You are 71 years old and riding 357...

Hey Ray, You are 71 years old and riding 357 miles a week which is often my monthly total! Whatever you need to do each day to make that happen is what it is.

Keep it up!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,400
Posted By igosolo

What is the fundamental issue with 115 PSI? We...

What is the fundamental issue with 115 PSI? We don't know how much the OP weighs and certainly one pressure does not fit all. I am 225 lbs and run higher pressures than most, 110 PSI rear and 90...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By igosolo

22 year old wheel set with known catastrophic...

22 year old wheel set with known catastrophic failure issues would make me run. Chinese carbon? It would depend, but I would run those before the Spinergy's. I love Spinergy and have 3 sets of...
06-27-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By igosolo

I have only ridden on the paved roads with my...

I have only ridden on the paved roads with my cross bike with a short section of unpaved road here or there. Some of the paved roads off and even on the beaten path are pretty bad and that is why I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By igosolo

Very interesting. I am no weight weenie, I am...

Very interesting. I am no weight weenie, I am 6'6, 225 lbs, and have been riding 4-5K solo miles a year for the last 11 years (no racing, and no group rides). 2 weeks ago I would have totally...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,986
Posted By igosolo

What is Strava?? :foo: Seriously though,...

What is Strava?? :foo:

Seriously though, I have used it to find some really cool rides, but don't use it myself. I don't really have any friends who ride. I use Garmin Connect or whatever...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By igosolo

I agree with most already said, especially the...

I agree with most already said, especially the part about in/out of saddle climbing. I am very strong but not a very strong climber at 6'6, 225 lbs. I much prefer climbing in saddle vs out, as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,474
Posted By igosolo

Thanks Ben and DrIso for the replies. Appreciate...

Thanks Ben and DrIso for the replies. Appreciate it and gives me a lot to think about.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,474
Posted By igosolo

Sorry if this is a hijack, but when you say...

Sorry if this is a hijack, but when you say change out the saddle, are you saying go to a different saddle or a new one of the same model? I ask as I am having similar problems to the OP. I just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,942
Posted By igosolo

Perfect. Thanks for the quick reply.

Perfect. Thanks for the quick reply.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,942
Posted By igosolo

Cannondale Garmin Mount - what is the lower part for??

There is a small plastic part that is bolted on to the integrated Garmin mount on my Cannondale stem. I can't figure out why it is there.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,605
Posted By igosolo

I just bought a 2017 SuperSix Dura Ace 2 with the...

I just bought a 2017 SuperSix Dura Ace 2 with the SpideRing (have not ridden it yet) I do not expect any improvement other than weight but it is the coolest looking chain ring set I have ever seen....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,939
Posted By igosolo

On every ride I carry: 1 tube, patch kit, 2 CO2...

On every ride I carry: 1 tube, patch kit, 2 CO2 cartridges, CO2 inflator, very small pump just in case, tire lever, multi tool with chain breaker, spare WIpperman link, tire boot, house key, business...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-18, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By igosolo

Once you know what model you want, you should be...

Once you know what model you want, you should be able to find full specs within 1 to 5 minutes of googling. Heck the 2017 models are still in stores and you can get full specs from the stores...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By igosolo

How about this? ...

How about this?

https://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Support/BikeArchive

Once you find what you want it should not be too hard to track down an individual bike detailed specs. I just bought a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,756
Posted By igosolo

I just broke my 2011 SuperSix (BB shell loose)...

I just broke my 2011 SuperSix (BB shell loose) and went back to my 2007 System 6 and had forgotten how much I love that bike. It feels faster to me then my SuperSix (non Hi-Mod). I just bought a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,861
Posted By igosolo

Wow, I went to their site and watched a video. ...

Wow, I went to their site and watched a video. Maybe if we all stop hitting our balls with a big sledge hammer we won't need these silly contraptions. If I had billions of dollars I would not buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,501
Posted By igosolo

I have 8 sets of wheels 3 sets shared for my...

I have 8 sets of wheels

3 sets shared for my 2 current road bikes (Hollowgram SI, and 2 sets of Spinergy Steatlh with PBO spokes)
2 sets (disc) for my cross bike (stockers and Spinergy Xyclone...
06-03-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By igosolo

I ride up there a couple times a year. Never...

I ride up there a couple times a year. Never done the lake loop due to traffic concerns but have done some other fantastic routes all leaving from Al Tahoe Blvd area

1) Al Tahoe, right on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-16, 11:14 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 18,298
Posted By igosolo

I agree totally with you. I have been active on...

I agree totally with you. I have been active on many classic car forums for the past 15 years and every single one has been way more sincere and respectful than this one overall. The forum itself...
04-18-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,494
Posted By igosolo

Folsom or nearby. I am biased as I live here...

Folsom or nearby. I am biased as I live here but it is really bike friendly with great bikes lanes in town and easy access to a fantastic bike trail and low foothills rides. The American River...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,763
Posted By igosolo

It depends on who is at the coffee shop that I am...

It depends on who is at the coffee shop that I am trying to impress that day........
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,763
Posted By igosolo

I am glad that I ride alone 99.99% of the time so...

I am glad that I ride alone 99.99% of the time so arguments like this I can have looking in the mirror. And my opinion always prevails.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,250
Posted By igosolo

+1 This! I don't even like taking my rain...

+1 This!

I don't even like taking my rain bike out in the rain.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,561
Posted By igosolo

Before I rode my first organized century, I rode...

Before I rode my first organized century, I rode 2 solo centuries in training just to make sure I knew what to expect. I was glad I did as I found that at 90 miles I really ran out of gas in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-16, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,964
Posted By igosolo

Wahoo Kickr is a great trainer. I have one and...

Wahoo Kickr is a great trainer. I have one and though don't use it much as I live in California, when I do have to ride indoors i really like it. Had a Kurt Kinetic Fluid trainer before and really...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By igosolo

Nice looking frame and good for Cannondale! ...

Nice looking frame and good for Cannondale! And don't let these internet bike fitters and saddle analysts sway you. If you found a saddle that works for you keep it!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,498
Posted By igosolo

Wahoo Kickr for me. As much as I hate riding...

Wahoo Kickr for me. As much as I hate riding indoors, I love this trainer. Luckily I am in California so don't need to use it all that often. I am experimenting with the Virtual Training app from...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,904
Posted By igosolo

Yes, get a good ft/lb and in/lb torque wrench and...

Yes, get a good ft/lb and in/lb torque wrench and no more guesswork.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-15, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By igosolo

Definitely sounds like you are sick with...

Definitely sounds like you are sick with something. I find taking the time off when I am sick is the way to go as hard as it is to not ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,626
Posted By igosolo

age: 44 weight: 225 height: 6'6" resting:...

age: 44
weight: 225
height: 6'6"
resting: 55
threshold: 170
max 200+/- (192 is max I have ever seen on HRM but that is not my max)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-15, 12:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,476
Posted By igosolo

I do all my own work to maintian and repair 4...

I do all my own work to maintian and repair 4 active bikes for me and the few bikes for the family. Except wheel truing. Everything else including a full build up from bare frame is me. I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-15, 12:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,239
Posted By igosolo

Refer my bikeforum name, "igosolo". 98%+ solo...

Refer my bikeforum name, "igosolo". 98%+ solo and no desire to do a group ride. With my busy work and kid schedule, I ride when it fits in for me. Saturday mornings are for kids sports...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-15, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,223
Posted By igosolo

Did they replace the cables and housing or just...

Did they replace the cables and housing or just the cables? I have had creaking there when the cable housing structural "wires" become exposed and rub on the metal end cap. I grease that spot on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,111
Posted By igosolo

Well, I do ride by myself 99.99% of the time so...

Well, I do ride by myself 99.99% of the time so it fits......
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,254
Posted By igosolo

7 bikes for me: Main road bike = 85% use ...

7 bikes for me:
Main road bike = 85% use
Backup Road bike = Once in a while use
Cross bike on semi slicks = 10% use (Rain bike and also my travel bike as it is aluminum frame and more all purpose...
06-28-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By igosolo

Tell, rode this on Friday and it was spectacular!...

Tell, rode this on Friday and it was spectacular! One of my favorite rides ever. Decided to do an out and back on Gibraltar. Rode up to La Cumbre peak where the lookout station (~4000 ft) is and...
06-24-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By igosolo

Thanks so much for the tips. Good thing is if I...

Thanks so much for the tips. Good thing is if I run out of gas, it's all down hill. Think I will ride the "reverse route"
06-24-15, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By igosolo

I was a little worried about that as I drink like...

I was a little worried about that as I drink like a fish. Will plan accordingly. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By igosolo

Sorry no real bike advice, but my wife broke that...

Sorry no real bike advice, but my wife broke that bone riding an ATV in Mexico just last December. Anyways, the cruise doc x-rayed and said not broken and got splinted but was very painful for her. ...
06-22-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By igosolo

Thanks for the update, appreciate it. 7...

Thanks for the update, appreciate it. 7 repeats? That is crazy! I am hoping to climb up it once cut over on El Camino Cielo and then come down Painted Cave N. San Marcos. Climbing is not my...
06-21-15, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By igosolo

Gibralter Road in Santa Barbara - Is the re-paving complete yet?

Tried a search and can't find anything recent on google. Heading down there this week and was hoping to climb this route. Some info says re-opens mid May but one site says June 30.....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,079
Posted By igosolo

Any dog that bites or tries to bite me is going...

Any dog that bites or tries to bite me is going back home to his/her owner in a "doggie bag". Luckily not common to see any where I ride/live
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,796
Posted By igosolo

I don'e even like taking my rain bike out in the...

I don'e even like taking my rain bike out in the rain. But live in NorCal so not much rain so can almost always find dry roads.
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