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10-05-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By howardv

The PP-1.2 is not a necessary tool, but nice to...

The PP-1.2 is not a necessary tool, but nice to have. I always take the pads out and used a wide plastic tire lever (e.g. Pedros/Muc-off) to push the pistons back. Never cracked any pistons. I don't...
07-25-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By howardv

Thanks everyone for the links and the rides I had...

Thanks everyone for the links and the rides I had missed. This calendar is an ongoing effort and I'll add more rides as I find out about them.

The Google calendar link was long and tedious. I...
07-12-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By howardv

No automation. All done by hand and updated a...

No automation. All done by hand and updated a couple of times per day as I get new/updated ride info. I'm hoping this calendar will someday catch on and become popular. Then I can give access to...
07-12-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By howardv

Here's my attempt for a Los Angeles group ride calendar

There are many sites listing various group rides, but I was never able to find it in a calendar format. Sometimes I wonder who I can ride with over the weekend, but it's almost daunting to try and...
02-07-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 357,291
Posted By howardv

During Covid they don't do rentals or demos. But...

During Covid they don't do rentals or demos. But you can still take a new bike for a test ride around the block. At least they allowed that a few months ago.
02-03-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 357,291
Posted By howardv

From Helen's Cycles in Santa Monica. They're an...

From Helen's Cycles in Santa Monica. They're an authorized dealer for both Pinnarelo and Ibis (along other brands). Just a heads-up, my Pinnarelo was assembled horribly. Took it back mulltiple...
01-22-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,898
Posted By howardv

Thanks for all the advice. A bit of an update. ...

Thanks for all the advice. A bit of an update. I detest bifocals. Don't even use it at home. Just never got used to it. Love my Oakley Jawbreaker glasses and don't want to change or turn them...
11-23-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,900
Posted By howardv

More than a decade ago, I was a hard-core roller...

More than a decade ago, I was a hard-core roller blader. Used to clean my bearings religiously! Good clean bearings with light oil made a HUGE difference in skating. But they had to be cleaned and...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,637
Posted By howardv

Warning on purchasing an expensive Cycliq camera/light. Their warranty is useless.

In November 2019, I purchased a Cycliq Fly6 (Gen2) from my LBS (authorized dealer). Last month (11 months later during October 2020) it stopped turning on (with or without an SD card). I contacted...
10-26-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 357,291
Posted By howardv

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Backbone trail in Malibu (Encinal to Yurba Bueno) on a misty...
09-12-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 357,291
Posted By howardv

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View from Will Rogers Back Bone Trail near Santa Monica.
08-22-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 357,291
Posted By howardv

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,094
Posted By howardv

Just FYI, I have updated my original post with...

Just FYI, I have updated my original post with the changes I made. Didn't want the results to get lost in the thread and make it easier on others who are contemplating the same change.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,094
Posted By howardv

Thank you everyone! I just ordered the Ultegra...

Thank you everyone! I just ordered the Ultegra 11-32. Hopefully, it will fit with reigning back the B-screw as much as possible. And I never cross-chain, so chain length should be ok. I'll report...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,094
Posted By howardv

Should I get lower gears for help in climbing?

I'm mainly a mountain biker. My MTB has the SRAM 1x12 drivetrain and I can pretty much climb any trail in the granny gear (30T chainring x 50T). I'm in my 50's and do ok climbing trails. For example,...
09-16-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,262
Posted By howardv

I almost got doored - yet most drivers blame me. How do we improve car culture?

I recently posted a video where I almost got doored in a non-bike related forum. Every single response blame me. Some say I rode too close to the parked car, so it was my fault. Others say I should...
06-04-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,125
Posted By howardv

I recently did substantial research on e-bike...

I recently did substantial research on e-bike insurance. Most homeowner's policies don't cover e-bikes because they are considered "motorized" and need their own policy. While a regular bicycle is...
06-04-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,321
Posted By howardv

I'm very late to this thread, but here is a video...

I'm very late to this thread, but here is a video I made yesterday of my new utility e-bike customized for TWO dogs:

https://youtu.be/ripg0M6aDAk
10-23-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,664
Posted By howardv

We have tons of the dockless e-scooters and...

We have tons of the dockless e-scooters and e-bikes all over Santa Monica. Unfortunately, you can't fix stupid and inconsiderate users. When I find one blocking a path, I don't knock it down, I...
11-09-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,500
Posted By howardv

And get your hands dirty right before eating? :)...

And get your hands dirty right before eating? :)

I've removed the quick release and replaced it with wheel locks, so it won't be so quick for me.
11-09-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,500
Posted By howardv

Why aren't frame locks popular in the U.S.?

Neighbor recently had their bike stolen while they were buying water at 7-11. They had leaned their bike against the glass outside and it was gone. Then I was talking to an employee of an LBS and...
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