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09-08-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By roadfix

You can pose with dented components. I used to...

You can pose with dented components. I used to do that coffee shops.
In fact, there may still be an old posing thread under general cycling which was started about a dozen years ago…
09-08-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,252
Posted By roadfix

Ebay, 20 years ago. Surly Steamroller, Bianchi...

Ebay, 20 years ago. Surly Steamroller, Bianchi Pista, Schwinn Madison bare frames….. got them back then, great deals, and there were plentiful.
But I have no idea what the market is like today…
09-08-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By roadfix

As mentioned, use acetone, but use caution, as it...

As mentioned, use acetone, but use caution, as it can dull glossy (painted) surfaces. I use it all the time to remove branding from frames and components.
08-27-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By roadfix

I can’t (never attempted to) build frames, but I...

I can’t (never attempted to) build frames, but I can do practically everything else, including lacing spokes, and modifying Brooks saddles…
08-18-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 89,687
Posted By roadfix

Added a handlebar bag to carry my stuff… ...

Added a handlebar bag to carry my stuff…

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08-13-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,936
Posted By roadfix

I would just go home and eat pizza

I would just go home and eat pizza
08-12-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,601
Posted By roadfix

using a sturdy repair stand make things so much...

using a sturdy repair stand make things so much easier, especially when torquing things down
08-07-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,441
Posted By roadfix

I think most people just end up using whatever...

I think most people just end up using whatever spare chainring they have laying around that works.
08-03-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,228
Posted By roadfix

My first serious road bike I bought in 1973 came...

My first serious road bike I bought in 1973 came with sew ups. I had no idea what they were at the time, they came on a Raleigh Competition.
08-03-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 89,687
Posted By roadfix

Built this around an old Bianchi Pista frame...

Built this around an old Bianchi Pista frame about 20 years ago, including the wheels, still ride it til this day. I did the LA Wheelmen Grand Tour 200mi highland route on this bike a few years back....
08-01-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,601
Posted By roadfix

I’m back after a near 10 year hiatus!

I’m back after a near 10 year hiatus!
08-01-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,601
Posted By roadfix

It’s almost always less expensive to buy a...

It’s almost always less expensive to buy a complete bike unless you have a garage full of bike parts like some of us do.
07-31-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By roadfix

I sold a set about 10 yrs ago to a kid who wanted...

I sold a set about 10 yrs ago to a kid who wanted them for his FG. I sold them for 250.
07-31-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,468
Posted By roadfix

Hey, I live in Echo Park. I need to run 42/18.

Hey, I live in Echo Park. I need to run 42/18.
07-31-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,601
Posted By roadfix

Diagonal dropouts are preferable if you intend to...

Diagonal dropouts are preferable if you intend to run a rear brake.
07-31-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,560
Posted By roadfix

I like track ends and only run a front brake.

I like track ends and only run a front brake.
07-31-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,601
Posted By roadfix

I had a chocolate brown Steamroller, built it...

I had a chocolate brown Steamroller, built it from the frame up almost 20 years ago, including the wheelset using old style Camp track hubs, Mavic rims, Campy track crankset, Brooks, Nittos,...
05-13-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,846
Posted By roadfix

Always faster on the geared bikes when long...

Always faster on the geared bikes when long stretches of downhills are involved.
09-20-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,981
Posted By roadfix

To dismount on a fixed gear, come to a complete...

To dismount on a fixed gear, come to a complete stop first, unclick and put one foot on ground, regardless of pedal position, then do the same for the other foot. You should do this all within a...
12-14-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,526
Posted By roadfix

My daughter is a recruiter for the Law School at...

My daughter is a recruiter for the Law School at SC and commutes daily from Sherman Oaks. She hates the driving to and from. She always tells me she wished she lived where I live..... Echo Park.
12-04-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,526
Posted By roadfix

You're right about Glendale. Too many kids...

You're right about Glendale. Too many kids driving and showing off their parents' Beemers and Mercedes. Most are very impatient...
11-29-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By roadfix

My trees and shrubs are so happy today. We need...

My trees and shrubs are so happy today. We need rain like this more often.
Forum: Introductions
10-24-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By roadfix

Os!

Os!
Forum: Introductions
10-05-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By roadfix

Hi !!

Hi !!
09-16-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,560
Posted By roadfix

I'm usually prepared for most common fixes but...

I'm usually prepared for most common fixes but when my rear rim on my road bike split in half I was completely helpless. No cell service, I must have walked about a mile with my road cleats on...
06-07-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 26,346
Posted By roadfix

Bump....

Bump....
09-29-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,350
Posted By roadfix

That's because most of them don't drive so...

That's because most of them don't drive so they're unaware of these dangers from the drivers' standpoint.
Forum: Touring
05-25-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,937
Posted By roadfix

My backpacking trips are short (over-nighter or...

My backpacking trips are short (over-nighter or two) and I use a 100 gram iso-pro canister. I use a G-Works adapter to refill or top off my little canister from a larger, 1 pound canister before...
04-01-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 94,008
Posted By roadfix

And the ones who don't get it spends $75 on...

And the ones who don't get it spends $75 on haircuts and spends $20/lb on steaks.
Forum: Touring
10-09-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,159
Posted By roadfix

Did you load the bag?

Did you load the bag?
Forum: Touring
10-08-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,291
Posted By roadfix

I personally would go with a stem with a long...

I personally would go with a stem with a long quill. I just don't like using adapters of any kind, aesthetics being one reason.
Forum: Touring
09-27-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,152
Posted By roadfix

I like the Trangia for cooking and the Fancy...

I like the Trangia for cooking and the Fancy Feast for just boiling water or making instant ramen.
09-24-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By roadfix

I decided to bikepack partially up the Mt Wilson...

I decided to bikepack partially up the Mt Wilson Toll road today and camp over night at Henninger Flats.
I'll start my ride late afternoon before sunset when temps are much more bearable and with...
09-23-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By roadfix

It's gonna be a scorcher up there.

It's gonna be a scorcher up there.
Forum: Touring
09-21-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,230
Posted By roadfix

Although I have done extended trips in the past...

Although I have done extended trips in the past my *current* situation is I'm self employed (have been for almost 40 yrs) and I can only leave for single, over night trips. Therefore, I now...
09-19-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By roadfix

On our group rides we used to park at Encanto...

On our group rides we used to park at Encanto Park and took the short river trail up to the 39. You can leave your vehicle there all day.
Forum: Touring
09-18-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,742
Posted By roadfix

In this case I don't think it makes any...

In this case I don't think it makes any difference whether you were on a loaded touring bike, commuting to work, or simply riding your bike around the block.
Forum: Touring
09-15-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,112
Posted By roadfix

Switching to clipless on pavement was easy. ...

Switching to clipless on pavement was easy. But it took me a while longer to switch to clipless on my mountain bike, especially on single track & technical terrain. After trying several...
Forum: Touring
09-14-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,571
Posted By roadfix

+1.... I completely agree. Especially my...

+1.... I completely agree. Especially my winter hammock/tarp set up is significantly heavier.
Forum: Touring
09-13-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By roadfix

Framebags are nice if you have a large triangle. ...

Framebags are nice if you have a large triangle. With a small frame 2 water bottles will use up most of that space.
Forum: Touring
09-13-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,571
Posted By roadfix

I've got back issues when sleeping on the ground...

I've got back issues when sleeping on the ground so I have not looked back since I've converted to hammocks. I have a Warbonnet Ridgerunner. It gives me an awesome flat lay.
The only issue...
09-13-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By roadfix

I live in the hills just above where this...

I live in the hills just above where this happened. I would not ride that stretch of the bike trail at night.
Forum: Touring
09-12-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,112
Posted By roadfix

I've always ridden clipless for the most part. ...

I've always ridden clipless for the most part.

But when I was using clips and straps way back the straps were always set loose, basically rendering them useless. I always had a fear of not being...
Forum: Touring
09-12-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 37,413
Posted By roadfix

As far as mounting the rack I would have used the...

As far as mounting the rack I would have used the canti bosses to mount the struts instead of using the mid fork eyelets. The higher attachment points would give the rack a more rigid support.
Forum: Touring
09-12-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By roadfix

I've had a like 3 bikes stolen while growing up...

I've had a like 3 bikes stolen while growing up in Yokohama. This was way back in the sixties. CC touring and staying at ryokans would be awesome!
09-09-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,151
Posted By roadfix

Since it almost never rains here in SoCal I enjoy...

Since it almost never rains here in SoCal I enjoy riding and camping when it rains.
Forum: Touring
09-02-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,990
Posted By roadfix

I bikepack, but mostly fire roads. I'm using...

I bikepack, but mostly fire roads. I'm using front panniers in the rear on my rigid mtb. I prefer using small panniers in the rear over a large seatpack.
The only downside with using racks is...
09-01-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,954
Posted By roadfix

+1 I've done the opposite many times with other...

+1
I've done the opposite many times with other BF members here, taking the inland route though Simi Valley to Camarillo, up through Ojai and up the Casitas Pass, then dropping down to the coast...
09-01-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,347
Posted By roadfix

Clipless 100% with touring shoes so I can walk...

Clipless 100% with touring shoes so I can walk comfortably, even while at work.

In fact I use Eggbeaters on all my bikes.....road, mtb, FG, and touring......same pair of shoes.
08-30-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By roadfix

Good. Now, can you stop on a dime? :))

Good. Now, can you stop on a dime? :))
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