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Posted By cali_axela

NAHBS 2019 Sacramento

Hey y'all, who else is attending NAHBS this year in Sac? March 15-17th at the convention center. I'll be helping lead a big group ride there from Oakland on Saturday morning, and attending the show...
11-01-18, 05:18 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

I got a cheap little pancake air compressor on...

I got a cheap little pancake air compressor on sale from Harbor Freight a couple years ago for around $35. It's very worthwhile when setting up anything other than an ideal combo of tubeless-ready...
10-30-18, 05:58 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Have you inspected the tire itself for small...

Have you inspected the tire itself for small tears? Looks like it might be on its last legs...
10-30-18, 05:50 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Dimension makes a decent one that sounds like...

Dimension makes a decent one that sounds like it'll check all of your boxes, for around $80:
https://www.modernbike.com/dimension-26-mountain-fork-1-1-8-threadless-260mm-black
06-29-18, 11:46 AM
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Posted By cali_axela

Nice, one of the few tools I don't own yet -- use...

Nice, one of the few tools I don't own yet -- use them so rarely I can never justify it.
06-29-18, 11:44 AM
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Posted By cali_axela

Today I got the first of several hospital bills...

Today I got the first of several hospital bills after being rear-ended by a careless, impatient, phone-staring driver two weeks ago. Still haven't been able to get a clear path to having his...
06-29-18, 11:39 AM
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Posted By cali_axela

I rode the DK200 for the first time this year, on...

I rode the DK200 for the first time this year, on a flat bar sscx bike with tubeless 38c G-Ones -- and it was great. No flats, was comfortable all day and felt like I could've kept going. The biggest...
06-18-18, 01:52 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Chris King isn't about making mega bucks with...

Chris King isn't about making mega bucks with very little work just because he can. He's about making super rad, high quality components because he can. Probably just doesn't want to waste time with...
01-17-18, 02:59 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

What about your current position on the bike...

What about your current position on the bike feels uncomfortable around town? Does it feel too aggressive, like you're hunched down and you'd prefer to be more upright? Or do you feel too stretched...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By cali_axela

Thanks so much everyone! I'll take apart the...

Thanks so much everyone! I'll take apart the light this weekend to inspect, and take pictures. Definitely sounds like that's the culprit.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By cali_axela

Troubleshooting a dynamo setup

I've been running a SP dynamo hub for about two years now on my commuter and it has been so great. However, over the past couple months its ability to remain lit while stopped for a minute has been...
05-25-17, 01:37 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Do it fixed! I've done a few fixed gear...

Do it fixed! I've done a few fixed gear centuries, and haven't regretted them at all. I was happiest at ~69 GI: 47/18 on 28mm tires.
05-08-17, 12:03 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

I definitely prefer skip stopping to skid...

I definitely prefer skip stopping to skid stopping from higher speeds / in higher gears. I basically imagine myself as a glorified ABS controller for the bike :backpedal:
04-10-17, 12:44 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Rode my road bike for the third time since...

Rode my road bike for the third time since September, got my third flat of the month on it, and promptly ordered a new pair of 25mm Veloflex tires to replace its flat-prone old 23mm Michelein Pro4's.
04-05-17, 05:29 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

That's one of the best things about my LBS here...

That's one of the best things about my LBS here in Portland (Velo Cult). Ended up taking my rollers there to ride them a bunch in the winter, nothing better than motivating yourself with a fresh pint...
01-24-17, 12:52 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

1) steel fixed gear for street and trails, with...

1) steel fixed gear for street and trails, with front brake (700x35c clinchers)
2) aluminum aero fixed gear for velodrome (700x22c tubulars)
3) steel sscx w/ hydro disc brakes (700x33c clinchers)...
01-06-17, 05:30 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

I just got the team kit for the local shop I'm...

I just got the team kit for the local shop I'm racing with this year (Velo Cult), just a few hours before I got that RG email about their kit. Otherwise I'd have already ordered it, too.
01-05-17, 07:11 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Today I'm seriously tempted to get in on those...

Today I'm seriously tempted to get in on those sexy new Retrogression Tooth & Nail kits, even though I really don't need another kit. Excellent work, Kyle and Scrod!
12-20-16, 07:31 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Ha, yeah I already tensioned it a bit more as...

Ha, yeah I already tensioned it a bit more as soon as I got home from that ride. But, not too much more :D
12-20-16, 06:35 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/55OJrBODDX1xBuTG...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/55OJrBODDX1xBuTGy8E0ha4sG6om28WBtoAzVCrsnM5W9x0wBmgs5V82ApPc0rv2SXPxvwoOqcewt9ejASxAz_x1AiSGBo_q-hm-FPATfNr7RA-BLeZi-Ra4VfeuQcKbfAQRoCgMg1rni7ma4m8XA0YjRebjJZRegOmV-0...
12-20-16, 01:37 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Oh, no but I got mine used in like-new condition...

Oh, no but I got mine used in like-new condition on Craigslist just a couple months ago, for like $120. So if you see one, jump on it!

Also you're right about the sizing, I'm 5'6" and it's a...
12-20-16, 12:50 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

I have its evil twin, the Pompetamine, as my sscx...

I have its evil twin, the Pompetamine, as my sscx frame, and love it. Same geo as the Pompino, but adds disc brake mounting tabs and 135mm rear spacing. Not sure what you intend to use yours for, but...
12-12-16, 07:25 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

+1 to this. I actually very recently tried...

+1 to this. I actually very recently tried reusing a track crankset I had laying around, when building up my sscx frameset. Not only did it limit me from being able to use the smaller chainrings I...
11-08-16, 05:43 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

I vote by mail, I think it's silly how uncommon...

I vote by mail, I think it's silly how uncommon that is. What are the perceived drawbacks people see with voting by mail a few days before "election day" rather than going in person and waiting in...
11-02-16, 11:59 AM
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Posted By cali_axela

Yeah, there are SS-specific classes for most...

Yeah, there are SS-specific classes for most groups of most races. Usually still race together, but scored/ranked separately.
11-01-16, 02:20 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Oh nice, that sounds super fun. I actually did my...

Oh nice, that sounds super fun. I actually did my first few cross races on my old XC hardtail with a 120mm travel fork since it was all I had that'd work... much, much more fun now on a real cross...
11-01-16, 01:10 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

What's the Ti frame? You should build that up as...

What's the Ti frame? You should build that up as a sscx bike if it has enough tire clearance.
10-31-16, 03:31 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Today I got thiiiiiiis close to hopping on my...

Today I got thiiiiiiis close to hopping on my bike and going for a short spin, then decided it's not really worth risking my life for. Two more long and agonizing weeks until my next checkup...
10-12-16, 01:19 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

I only demoed a few, never owned one, but yeah --...

I only demoed a few, never owned one, but yeah -- "regular" tubeless 2.5" MTB tires are plenty fat and low psi for anything I'll ever ride.
10-07-16, 04:30 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Higher daily limits for things like edibles with...

Higher daily limits for things like edibles with MMJ than with RMJ. Worth it for me right now rather than having to make the trek back there every day or two...
10-07-16, 04:00 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Thanks guys. Also, I am seriously taking...

Thanks guys. Also, I am seriously taking advantage of Oregon's great medicinal marijuana regulations. Combined with ibuprofen it helps just as much, if not more so, than the oxy they prescribed,...
10-05-16, 03:16 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

I have no memories, but a reconstruction based on...

I have no memories, but a reconstruction based on Strava data and friends' limited viewpoints:

Riding back to the shop after a group ride, going ~27mph on the road after some fun trail riding (all...
10-04-16, 11:22 AM
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Posted By cali_axela

Today I'm bionic man -- I have four titanium...

Today I'm bionic man -- I have four titanium plates screwed into my face, to replace several cheek, eye, and nose bones shattered in a terrible crash I had last week riding home at night. Pretty...
09-21-16, 11:54 AM
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Posted By cali_axela

I did my first race on my new sscx build last...

I did my first race on my new sscx build last night (Trophy Cup), great success. Pretty sure I got 4th, but the official results aren't up yet. Soo much more fun than riding my mtb in cross races.
09-19-16, 03:58 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dn_MD42h-0vYYBdv...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dn_MD42h-0vYYBdvnsor6uhB5Pe9_bvNa7G-T3LPkB751TCt4M1DVuHyKvaLxCxTLSp7hsGI6qsPF5kBe228VWaaIT76kIv28iw4HXhwbims_AhA8oRHUosJsRnJ1piBneNshJYmtSYp6V43ullnCRQzRZTRB8LJi-GAvd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-16, 03:54 PM
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Views: 294,889
Posted By cali_axela

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dn_MD42h-0vYYBdv...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dn_MD42h-0vYYBdvnsor6uhB5Pe9_bvNa7G-T3LPkB751TCt4M1DVuHyKvaLxCxTLSp7hsGI6qsPF5kBe228VWaaIT76kIv28iw4HXhwbims_AhA8oRHUosJsRnJ1piBneNshJYmtSYp6V43ullnCRQzRZTRB8LJi-GAvd...
09-16-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24,486
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Posted By cali_axela

I love(d) my SP hub for the first year or so, but...

I love(d) my SP hub for the first year or so, but lately it has been getting pretty flakey. I wonder what sort of maintenance / service I can do on it, to return to its original glory? It only works...
09-15-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24,486
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Posted By cali_axela

The only grams you should be counting while...

The only grams you should be counting while riding a Surly are of the herbal variety :ride:
09-08-16, 06:48 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Cool, hopefully by next week I'll be on the white...

Cool, hopefully by next week I'll be on the white On One sscx I'm almost done building up.
09-08-16, 10:40 AM
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Posted By cali_axela

Nice. I dunno if you watched the 5's, but I was...

Nice. I dunno if you watched the 5's, but I was the one dude on an mtb (blue, ss) instead of cx bike :-P
09-08-16, 10:07 AM
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Posted By cali_axela

Yep Trophy Cup. What cat did you race in? I'm...

Yep Trophy Cup. What cat did you race in? I'm hoping to go heckle the finals of the fixie crit Sunday night too.
09-07-16, 12:06 PM
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Posted By cali_axela

Survived my first cross race and didn't even...

Survived my first cross race and didn't even crash once! 9th/30 in cat 5. So much fun.
08-31-16, 09:55 AM
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Posted By cali_axela

Today I almost have my new sscx built up,...

Today I almost have my new sscx built up, entirely from the spare parts bin with a few cheap used parts purchases off friends (wheelset and brakeset). Thought I had the right size seatpost collar...
08-26-16, 11:50 AM
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Posted By cali_axela

Yeah, but not the mountain itself.. just wanted...

Yeah, but not the mountain itself.. just wanted to add that bit of info :-P
08-26-16, 11:09 AM
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Posted By cali_axela

That was on Mt Tam, the trail in question is...

That was on Mt Tam, the trail in question is called Repack :)
08-01-16, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24,486
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Posted By cali_axela

I mainly enjoy SS in mild-to-moderate offroad...

I mainly enjoy SS in mild-to-moderate offroad situations. Never road, and never super serious MTBing.
07-27-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24,486
Views: 1,950,723
Posted By cali_axela

It is most definitely worth mentioning, and...

It is most definitely worth mentioning, and trying to get a rent credit. That's not starting off fighting with the owner, it's starting off by making it clear they can't **** around with you. An...
07-18-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24,486
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Posted By cali_axela

Oh wow, so glad you came out of that relatively...

Oh wow, so glad you came out of that relatively unscathed. Good thing you had karma on your side, so only the bikebroke instead of your head.
07-18-16, 06:27 PM
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Views: 1,950,723
Posted By cali_axela

Today I start hunting for all the parts I need to...

Today I start hunting for all the parts I need to build up this bad boy. Figured since I moved to Portland, I have to give SSCX a shot this season:
...
07-15-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 957,678
Posted By cali_axela

Oh wow, those Halo Fat Foots look radder, are...

Oh wow, those Halo Fat Foots look radder, are cheaper, and go all the way down to 12t!? Perfect, thanks so much.
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