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01-11-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 315,866
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks for the link to the O-ring based mounting...

Thanks for the link to the O-ring based mounting system.

One other question: there were no instructions to describe how the color on the switch indicates the state of charge. When I have the...
01-09-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 315,866
Posted By Ferrino

OK, so I've now received my Ebay Magicshine clone...

OK, so I've now received my Ebay Magicshine clone (XML T6 emitter) and am impressed by the light but as mentioned, the mount sucks. Can anyone please recommend an alternative mount? My light is this...
12-23-11, 10:27 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 315,866
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks - I ordered that light from Ebay and with...

Thanks - I ordered that light from Ebay and with the extra battery pack. I didn't appreciate that the mount was not very good though - will see when it arrives.
12-21-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 315,866
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks for the great info! I will try securing...

Thanks for the great info! I will try securing the batteries in my flashlight better, but I'm leaning towards one of these Magicshine-alikes now!

How long can you get out of your 2x18650 ebay...
12-20-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 315,866
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks - do you have any links to listings,...

Thanks - do you have any links to listings, please?
12-19-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 315,866
Posted By Ferrino

How do the MagicShine-style headlights stand to...

How do the MagicShine-style headlights stand to the vibrations of road riding? I recently bought a multi-mode CREE flashlight that seems to change modes every time I hit a moderate bump in the road...
11-05-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 315,866
Posted By Ferrino

Thankyou sir! Just ordered this flashlight and...

Thankyou sir! Just ordered this flashlight and rechargeable batteries! I'm new to this type of powerful battery and am wondering if there are any "gotchas" I should be aware of when recharging them...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 950
Posted By Ferrino

I think this is the approach I am going to take...

I think this is the approach I am going to take for the time being, as I can't really afford 3 separate pairs (have already order fixed-lens sunglasses and am going to get regular glasses). I'm just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 950
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks all! I really need something that will...

Thanks all! I really need something that will work at night, so I may just buy the same set of sunglasses I've already ordered, but with clear lenses.

On a slight tangent, is there much money to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 950
Posted By Ferrino

Prescription Cycling Glasses

I'm totally new to eyesight correction, after visiting the optician yesterday and requiring a mild prescription for cycling/driving/outdoors stuff. I'm not into contact lenses, so I ordered a pair of...
01-20-10, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks for all your suggestions! I am getting a...

Thanks for all your suggestions! I am getting a price of $50 for both the cheapest Fedex Ground service and taking it on the Southwest flight. I think I am just going to package it in a road-bike...
01-18-10, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Ferrino

Sending Bike SD to SF

I need to get my bike from San Diego to San Francisco (flying up on Southwest & cycling back) and was wondering if the best option is to ship it separately or to take it on the flight? Any...
12-17-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks all! Am considering doing Baldy Rd, as...

Thanks all! Am considering doing Baldy Rd, as suggested.

Where's the safest place to park at the bottom and how long should I budget to get from Claremont to LAX in the afternoon?
12-15-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By Ferrino

Baldy Doable Now?

Have always wanted to do GMR->GRR->Baldy Skilifts and have an opportunity next week, as I'm heading to LAX. Assuming there's no storm activity before then, will this be ok/safe? Thanks!
11-17-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By Ferrino

Yep, looks like a great (tough) ride and lots of...

Yep, looks like a great (tough) ride and lots of nice maps and info on those webpages!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Ferrino

I think I will quiz them about the ass-o-meter...

I think I will quiz them about the ass-o-meter then - I'd rather get the one in the right width to begin with and it's difficult to say if the Stratos is the right one for me without comparing it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-09, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks! When you say "have it done", how exactly...

Thanks! When you say "have it done", how exactly do they measure? My test model is from a Specialized dealer, but they mentioned nothing about measuring...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-09, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Ferrino

Selle SMP Saddle Questions

So I've got a 1-week test of a Selle SMP saddle at the moment and was given the Stratos to try out. After testing it on my favourite climb, it does appear to relieve the occasional numbness very...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,453
Posted By Ferrino

Longest climb I've done is Granada to the Pico...

Longest climb I've done is Granada to the Pico Veleta in Andalucia, Spain. 8,850 ft over 27 miles, with the Pico at 11,000 ft.
...
11-12-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By Ferrino

Depends what you mean by "chilly"! At Palomar...

Depends what you mean by "chilly"! At Palomar it's only started to get comfortably cool enough for me over the past few weeks. I guess the ski-lifts are about 1,000 ft higher than the top of South...
11-11-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By Ferrino

If there's a San Diego contingent heading up to...

If there's a San Diego contingent heading up to do GMR-GRR-Baldy in a group, I'd be interested!
11-09-09, 10:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,451
Posted By Ferrino

Was this you getting nice and aero on South...

Was this you getting nice and aero on South Grade? :D

http://1904photography.com/Palomar-Mountain/2009/20091107/20091107-Palomar-Mountain-272/707802770_bs4vj-M.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By Ferrino

Yup, plenty of new 8-speed stuff still available...

Yup, plenty of new 8-speed stuff still available for cheap. I recently bought an 8-speed SRAM 11-28 cassette for $22, and an 8-speed SRAM Powerlink chain for $15.
11-09-09, 11:25 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,451
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks! I intended to do both grades on Saturday,...

Thanks! I intended to do both grades on Saturday, but got to the top of South Grade with only 80 mins of daylight left & decided to bail :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-09, 01:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ferrino

I removed the nut&bolt and replaced it with a...

I removed the nut&bolt and replaced it with a cable tie and it fits an OS handlebar nicely.
11-04-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,451
Posted By Ferrino

Does anyone know what the total elevation gain of...

Does anyone know what the total elevation gain of South + East grades from Harrah's is, please?
11-01-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By Ferrino

Definitely legit.

Definitely legit.
10-29-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,265
Posted By Ferrino

Hi Robert - I'd definitely like to take you up on...

Hi Robert - I'd definitely like to take you up on that offer please! I'll PM you to see if we can meet up... Cheers, Tony.
10-28-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,265
Posted By Ferrino

Re. tires: yep it's a standard road bike, but I...

Re. tires: yep it's a standard road bike, but I have a steel fork, so I should be good for clearance on 28s. What I might end up doing is going to 25s and then use those for non-touring too, when the...
10-27-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,265
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks all. Have now got the Adventure Cycling...

Thanks all. Have now got the Adventure Cycling maps and the ride is definitely on! I'm sure I'll have loads of questions as the date approaches.

The only parts I am contemplating changing for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,902
Posted By Ferrino

Not this one! The model I listed gives 3+ hours...

Not this one! The model I listed gives 3+ hours on full power, with another few hours on the lower power setting.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,902
Posted By Ferrino

I've heard the one I bought will go for 3-4 hours...

I've heard the one I bought will go for 3-4 hours on "high" with 2 AAs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,902
Posted By Ferrino

Lots of good information in this thread: ...

Lots of good information in this thread:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=435347

I ended up buying one of these:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.9070

Mounted with one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,902
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks, it does look like a good product, but for...

Thanks, it does look like a good product, but for less than half the price of one of those I can run a pair of flashlights. I can't think of any night road riding that would need anything more...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,902
Posted By Ferrino

Last winter I used a $100 Niterider Sol headlight...

Last winter I used a $100 Niterider Sol headlight (with sizeable battery pack), which I thought was pretty powerful until I tried a $17 LED flashlight (2xAAs) which people had recommended in the...
10-18-09, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Ferrino

Cheers! I ended up going to Bikebling last week...

Cheers! I ended up going to Bikebling last week and picked up some Shimano SPDs. They did have a good range of stuff available to try on (I didn't know which ones to get) compared to Performance and...
10-12-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,761
Posted By Ferrino

Repeats of Mt. Soledad (via Hidden Valley Rd./Via...

Repeats of Mt. Soledad (via Hidden Valley Rd./Via Capri)!
10-01-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks people. In addition, has anyone been to...

Thanks people. In addition, has anyone been to the Bikebling.com store in Escondido? They seem to have a good range on their website...
09-30-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Ferrino

8-speed Component Availability

I recently had the dilemma of whether to upgrade my 8-speed Shimano road bike to 10-speed or not (needed new shifters) and ended up staying 8-speed and am really happy (I went for the entry-level...
09-29-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,451
Posted By Ferrino

Great photo Chris!

Great photo Chris!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-09, 12:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,544
Posted By Ferrino

Love the Forte Titan wheels!

Love the Forte Titan wheels!
09-25-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Ferrino

Buying Shoes in San Diego Area

Time has come to purchase some new shoes and I was wondering which bike store in the area has the best range to try on? Cheers!
09-23-09, 10:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,451
Posted By Ferrino

Best time of year in my opinion! I was certainly...

Best time of year in my opinion! I was certainly wishing it was Winter when we went up a few weeks ago - HOT!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-09, 07:03 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 31,022
Posted By Ferrino

Awesome bike - good work!

Awesome bike - good work!
09-20-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Ferrino

I don't think there are any detents as this is...

I don't think there are any detents as this is not an indexed adjuster, just a regular threaded one. I've seen in another thread that people have applied Loctite to the threads to keep them from...
09-19-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks guys. It's definitely not cable slippage...

Thanks guys. It's definitely not cable slippage on the pinch bolt and the ferrules spin freely in the ends of the adjuster. I wonder if the spring inside the adjuster has snapped or something? I'm...
09-16-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Ferrino

Adjusters self-adjusting!

I have in-line cable tension adjusters (long barrels) on the cables coming out of my Shimano STI shifters (Sora). While the one for the front derailleur stays put, I find that the adjuster for the...
09-06-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,059
Posted By Ferrino

Thanks a lot to Ian for organising this ride and...

Thanks a lot to Ian for organising this ride and really nice to meet everyone!

Does anyone have an idea of total amount of climbing and mileage we did?

Also, anyone know the website of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By Ferrino

$650 where, may I ask?

$650 where, may I ask?
09-04-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Ferrino

What's the Thurs night event at Fiesta?

What's the Thurs night event at Fiesta?
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