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09-06-17, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,216
Posted By pelikan

I have the NV, girlfriend has the Sherpa. Both...

I have the NV, girlfriend has the Sherpa. Both 2.0 versions. We use them for road and mtbs. Literally, no reason why I'd recommend the former over the latter. The bike stand thing is less a thing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,511
Posted By pelikan

Just to be completely transparent, I lucked out...

Just to be completely transparent, I lucked out and now work for the company & on the App I previously commented on. Go Android! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-11, 12:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,511
Posted By pelikan

...if your phone supports ANT+, which were the...

...if your phone supports ANT+, which were the Sony Ericsson phones & HTC Rhyme last time I looked. Hopefully somebody will come out with a product like Wahoo Fitness has for the iPhones.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,511
Posted By pelikan

Strava, the beta of the upcoming version is much...

Strava, the beta of the upcoming version is much refined.
11-09-11, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,521
Posted By pelikan

+1 Chemical hand warmers, I use them in my feet &...

+1 Chemical hand warmers, I use them in my feet & hands when it's really cold. I forget which is which, but either the foot or hands ones are thinner and work better for slipping into cycling gloves...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By pelikan

I've been on CX330C for 3 years, they are...

I've been on CX330C for 3 years, they are awesome. The white leather is getting a little long in the tooth but really can't justify updating them 'just because'. I would of jumped on these in a...
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By pelikan

http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/10/news/u-s-pr...

http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/10/news/u-s-pro-criterium-nationals-move-to-july-in-2012-elite-track-nationals-without-location_196093
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By pelikan

I have a single bolt w/notches one that came with...

I have a single bolt w/notches one that came with my rs2, no problems or failures.
09-23-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By pelikan

It's over the hill for you but Summit Cycles in...

It's over the hill for you but Summit Cycles in Burlingame has been treating me pretty well. Roaring Mouse Cycles & Valencia Cyclery in the city are equally fantastic.

I would think there would be...
09-20-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By pelikan

Hey Roy, check this thread out...

Hey Roy, check this thread out http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/758368-Renting-Road-Bikes-in-San-Fransisco Some good info on finding a bike to rent.
09-16-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By pelikan

Yo Greg (it's Mateo), what did you decide? I can...

Yo Greg (it's Mateo), what did you decide? I can just make the CX race in between MTB stages and heckle, so holler if you're going.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,218
Posted By pelikan

Seems all the LBS around here (SF Bay) have them...

Seems all the LBS around here (SF Bay) have them branded and a few have the generic Specialized versions. I like them, can't say many benefits over the Podium bottles though.
09-12-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By pelikan

The expo & some of the race spectating looks fun!...

The expo & some of the race spectating looks fun! I signed up for the MTB Stage race and dragging the fam along, hopefully there will be enough going on to keep then entertained. My plan: Race, eat,...
09-12-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By pelikan

No Folsom Cyclebrating for you?

No Folsom Cyclebrating for you?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,346
Posted By pelikan

I picked up a HydraPak Gel Flask...

I picked up a HydraPak Gel Flask (http://goo.gl/ehCjP) as my main problem with the hard ones is getting that last bit of gel out is a pain. It's pretty sweet, light, easy to keep top clean before...
08-30-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By pelikan

What an idiot, a lightsaber offers much better...

What an idiot, a lightsaber offers much better aerodynamics. It's what Lance used in the last few TdFs.
08-29-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,603
Posted By pelikan

I agree, a certain percentage of the population...

I agree, a certain percentage of the population are just asshats on the road. As a cager, motorcyclist & bicyclist I don't see any bigger percentage in any of those groups than any other. A small...
08-24-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By pelikan

3rd St is possibly worth worrying about at night,...

3rd St is possibly worth worrying about at night, but probably not. If you have a concern Bayshore is a safer route in that respect, but it does have some wiggles. I ride both, can't say either one...
08-08-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By pelikan

Just slang for the Blazing Saddle hybrid rental...

Just slang for the Blazing Saddle hybrid rental bikes that are all over the GGP & Sausalito. Not sure what type of road bike you are looking to rent, but Pacbikes has some decent road & mtbs. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-11, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,026
Posted By pelikan

My Serfas head was jacked, got a new one for...

My Serfas head was jacked, got a new one for $5.41 total. Assuming the hose fits, a head from any manufacturer would work. http://www.serfas.com/small_parts.asp?CatID=8&SubCatID=9
08-08-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By pelikan

If you'd prefer a non-bento box rental check out...

If you'd prefer a non-bento box rental check out http://pacbikes.com/articles/bikes-travel-cases-race-wheels-pg126.htm
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,399
Posted By pelikan

I dunno why PF doesn't paint this frame. With all...

I dunno why PF doesn't paint this frame. With all the generic carbon fiber ebay frames (same from same molds as PF), the brand & reputation is a key differentiator. I can vouch for their customer...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,736
Posted By pelikan

I think it might of been Dish Network only,...

I think it might of been Dish Network only, because a few friends didn't see them but the Visa Black one by far (although it did get a little old the 100th time). Hot model, motorcycle, helicopter,...
07-13-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By pelikan

Summit bikes brings a trailer full of bikes for...

Summit bikes brings a trailer full of bikes for test rides from 92/canada every other Sunday. I'd guess one or more have SRAM
http://www.summitbicycles.com/promos/ridebefore.html
07-06-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By pelikan

Where in San Jose? If your near the Santa Clara...

Where in San Jose? If your near the Santa Clara end there is this
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alviso-GA-Noon-Ride/220174831334400
06-28-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,409
Posted By pelikan

That road is awesome, if only it weren't so far...

That road is awesome, if only it weren't so far away. They used to have a race there, "Ross' Epic Hill Climb", a few years ago. The descent is magical!
05-12-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By pelikan

Cool, were doing one Tuesday a month during the...

Cool, were doing one Tuesday a month during the summer as well. The first week of every month (more or less). Look forward to meeting you.
05-12-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By pelikan

Yup, your all good to race. iirc, Tuesday's are...

Yup, your all good to race. iirc, Tuesday's are the only day for Cat5 men. If you happen to go May 24, please say hello. My teammate and I are promoting that day's race. I'll most likely be doing reg...
05-11-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By pelikan

You guys will have a great time, always a good...

You guys will have a great time, always a good group of folks down at Hellyer.
05-11-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By pelikan

Redwood Road & beyond is awesome. Great for road,...

Redwood Road & beyond is awesome. Great for road, mtb & moto! If you check out the Endless Cycles shop they can probably offer some good roads starting from there. I also really like the bay trail...
Replies: 28
Views: 14,579
Posted By pelikan

Tons of opinions & posts on the supposed lower...

Tons of opinions & posts on the supposed lower rolling resistance of latex tubes and I won't bother arguing that point one way another. My reason is 100% anecdotal, but they 'feel' better...almost...
05-03-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,820
Posted By pelikan

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,136
Posted By pelikan

Both saddles work for me, but I have Phenoms most...

Both saddles work for me, but I have Phenoms most of my bikes for two reasons: Cost & Durability. The $75 Phenom I bought has lasted 2 years, I never had a Toupe survive 12 months. The thing about...
Replies: 28
Views: 14,579
Posted By pelikan

Used to use Pr3s, but tried out some VeloFlex...

Used to use Pr3s, but tried out some VeloFlex Pave/Master 22 this year and they are awesome. I find a latex tube the key for any clincher race setup.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By pelikan

imho, the Tricomps are a little rougher riding...

imho, the Tricomps are a little rougher riding and slightly faster but don't last as long as the Krylions. Minor differences really, both good all around tires.
04-26-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By pelikan

Arastradero Preserve is pretty mellow, but a bit...

Arastradero Preserve is pretty mellow, but a bit of a ride from where your at.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,888
Posted By pelikan

I used to mainly lift at the gym for legs, but...

I used to mainly lift at the gym for legs, but now go mainly for overall fitness and core stuff. This is a really long article (http://www.mensjournal.com/everything-you-know-about-fitness-is-a-lie),...
04-06-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By pelikan

I've heard that this (epic/classic) race...

I've heard that this (epic/classic) race 'happens' on the descent, not the ascent. ymmv
04-04-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By pelikan

+1 what everybody else says. Honestly I worry...

+1 what everybody else says. Honestly I worry more about being on Skyline than I ever do going up OLH. I say this is a long time motorcyclist, but summer brings out the squids and when the Spring Sun...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,693
Posted By pelikan

Maybe something like this? http://g-form.com/ ...

Maybe something like this? http://g-form.com/

The fashion police might have a fit, but it's your body. Do whatever you feel is right.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By pelikan

Since your buying a new groupset, I'd go with the...

Since your buying a new groupset, I'd go with the RS3 for the BB30, etc etc. 1.3cm isn't that much a difference, and not something you can achieve with stem spacers. btw, not sure about the other...
03-21-11, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By pelikan

I think Roasters is closer to 70miles and...

I think Roasters is closer to 70miles and Spectrum closer to 35miles. Roasters has a long promenade, to get past bridge, Sausalito, etc, but it has more places for separation. I guess it depends on...
03-15-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By pelikan

They do have a nice kit, one of my favorites....

They do have a nice kit, one of my favorites. They are also sponsored by a great shop (Endless).

+1 Just doing rides and seeing whom you like & fit with best.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,678
Posted By pelikan

Somebody please post/link this.

Somebody please post/link this.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,557
Posted By pelikan

Drinking Pedialyte...what are you some sort of...

Drinking Pedialyte...what are you some sort of motocross racer? Seems every sport has it's own voodoo ways, although I think gatorade has infiltrated since I last rode/raced.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-11, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By pelikan

Count vouch for the seller, but I've had to...

Count vouch for the seller, but I've had to return my Edge 3 times and a 305 once. Not once did Garmin ask me when/where did I buy it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By pelikan

I've seen that ad, I never realized they were...

I've seen that ad, I never realized they were twins. Now to rummage around old bike mags.....
03-06-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By pelikan

Cliche for me to say, but Julie at Roaring Mouse...

Cliche for me to say, but Julie at Roaring Mouse hooked me up.

http://www.roaringmousecycles.com/fit
Forum: Commuting
03-02-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,442
Posted By pelikan

How about Hybrid Tires? Cheap, durable, cheap and...

How about Hybrid Tires? Cheap, durable, cheap and you feel better about going off road or through homeless camps. On my commuter I have a WTB pathway and some Forte Tires, both in 700x32. I think...
02-22-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,021
Posted By pelikan

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