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11-06-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By calamarichris

WD40 is water-displacement, not a true lubricant....

WD40 is water-displacement, not a true lubricant. If you're positive it's coming from the stem/bars, I'd remove the handlebar clamp bolts one at a time and clean time, then with the stem loose,...
11-05-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,025
Posted By calamarichris

Good to have a friend to keep you company through...

Good to have a friend to keep you company through the Coronapocalypse. <3
http://www.calamarichris.com/wp-content/uploads/200916-nenker1-katesession.jpg
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11-04-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By calamarichris

https://mystery-books-news.omnimystery.com/graphic...

https://mystery-books-news.omnimystery.com/graphics/logo-reading-is-fundamental.jpg

White rim on the rear, possibly green rim on the front; either that or white rims all around:...
11-03-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By calamarichris

With a name like Masi, it has to be good. 8D ...

With a name like Masi, it has to be good. 8D

This is my rifle, this is my gun! This is my Gran Criterium (since 1988!) If you are bored, here is our story. ...
11-03-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By calamarichris

I'm the admiral of abstractions and the duke of...

I'm the admiral of abstractions and the duke of half-truths, and I appreciate the benefit of your majesty's experience. HED has been echoing in the back of my mind, and I'm more interested in speed...
11-03-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By calamarichris

Thank you! As enticing as the options presented...

Thank you! As enticing as the options presented so far have been, the other thing that makes me lean toward the Quills is custom powder coating. The more I look at the bike, and more of this...
11-03-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By calamarichris

Not too shabby. :) Here's a shot of the bike...

Not too shabby. :)

Here's a shot of the bike I just took with the new Sante cranks installed. The pedal threads don't go all the way through the crank arms, so I have to stick with the old vintage...
11-03-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By calamarichris

Thanks for the guidance! Those Archetypes look...

Thanks for the guidance! Those Archetypes look interesting indeed. Any idea where they're made? (I've boycotted a certain country.)

Was also considering these IRD Cadence Aeros...
11-03-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By calamarichris

I know you're joking, but just in case you're...

I know you're joking, but just in case you're not: Middle Aged Man In Lycra.
You know, when you can't remember what you came to the supermarket for, so you just meander around hoping you'll see and...
11-03-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By calamarichris

Unlabeled. They came laced to Shimano 600 (6400,...

Unlabeled. They came laced to Shimano 600 (6400, Ultegra) hubs, and the brakes have barely started wearing the paint. You want 'em?
11-02-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By calamarichris

Speedy, Retro-looking Rims for Vintage Merckx

The bike (in the middle):
http://www.calamarichris.com/wp-content/uploads/190803u-bikes-conpanne.jpg


The specs:
700c, clincher, 32h, rim brake (naturally), mated to Shimano Sante hubs.

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10-21-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,873
Posted By calamarichris

Your wife is living my dream. I've exceeded the...

Your wife is living my dream. I've exceeded the speed limit dozens, perhaps hundreds of times on my bicycle with the specific hope of getting a violation I could transfer immediately to the internet,...
10-16-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 64,414
Posted By calamarichris

From Carlsbad to Torrey Pines and back. 35 miles,...

From Carlsbad to Torrey Pines and back. 35 miles, which is the longest ride I've managed since June.
Either I had undiagnosed Covid back in Late Feb, or I'm just too goddam fat to take a full breath...
10-15-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By calamarichris

Only occasionally. My errand bike/dog taxi has a...

Only occasionally. My errand bike/dog taxi has a Dutch AXA frame lock. Kinda like a car's ignition key: insert key--rolls. Remove key--stops.

Someone can still easily pick up my beloved dog taxi...
10-15-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,241
Posted By calamarichris

Alas, no. 1 - Carlsbad, El Autobahn Real, just...

Alas, no.
1 - Carlsbad, El Autobahn Real, just up the hill from my home
2 - Kate Sessions Park (we've become park aficionados since I got furloughed, and I've proud to say I've picked up nearly a...
10-15-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,241
Posted By calamarichris

Don't care if it's one mile or 125, if it's on a...

Don't care if it's one mile or 125, if it's on a deserted PCH early on a Tuesday morning or rush-hour in OC, every ride with my little Biscuitbutt is like the last precious breath in my airhose.
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09-20-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 64,414
Posted By calamarichris

Made 25 flat miles today, and I remember when one...

Made 25 flat miles today, and I remember when one water bottle used to get me through 25 miles on my way to another 75.
Pretty discouraged. Trying to burn off my quarantine-fifteen, and it seems...
09-06-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 64,414
Posted By calamarichris

Ack. Only rode 18 miles and didn't even leave...

Ack. Only rode 18 miles and didn't even leave Carlsbad. Got an early start, but still didn't beat the heat or the holiday traffic. PCH was a madhouse of texting drivers darting for parking spots at...
08-16-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,361
Posted By calamarichris

Lotsa lovelies in this thread. Gladdens my heart...

Lotsa lovelies in this thread. Gladdens my heart in these dark times.

Me circa 1972 in a Georgia trailerpark, just outside of Fort Stewart....
08-14-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By calamarichris

That's another thing contributing to my lack of...

That's another thing contributing to my lack of fitness: living here for 25+ years has decidedly made me soft. If it makes you feel any better it was 94 degrees with humidity on the coast on my ride...
08-13-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By calamarichris

Thanks. You're right; I've had plenty of broken...

Thanks. You're right; I've had plenty of broken bones and illnesses before, but asking this question made me realize it's probably all of those things. It's discouraging to work so hard to ride 30...
08-11-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By calamarichris

Loss of Fitness Due to Possible COVID19? Or Age? Or Weight Gain?

Has anyone who recovered from the 'Rona gotten back on the bike? If so, has it affected your fitness?

Been riding with B - B+ intensity for the last few weeks (mostly indoor), hoping to regain...
08-11-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,770
Views: 296,547
Posted By calamarichris

Exorcist (the 1973 original) - 8 out o 10. Very...

Exorcist (the 1973 original) - 8 out o 10. Very good. But didn't she speak Latin in reverse in the book? Haven't seen it since I was in my low-teens (30 years ago) and it made a lot more sense now.
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08-01-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 64,414
Posted By calamarichris

Just rode PCH from Carlsbad to Del Mar and back...

Just rode PCH from Carlsbad to Del Mar and back on this windy, humid day. The sea breezes were cool, but the traffic was nuts. At least the Saharizona tourists aren't flying the Confederate flag this...
05-22-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By calamarichris

The ski lifts are brutal even if you're riding a...

The ski lifts are brutal even if you're riding a mountainbike with a triple.

About 10 years ago, (in the middle of my powermeter honeymoon) I couldn't believe how easily I was FLYING up GMR/GRR....
04-09-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,804
Posted By calamarichris

Heyyy! Glad to hear from you Leatherneck! And...

Heyyy! Glad to hear from you Leatherneck! And that you're thriving and on the upswing.

Now I'm craving a BF 3D reunion if there are any of us after the Cavechicken flu.
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04-05-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 64,414
Posted By calamarichris

Cute dogs? Check. Schwinn Pelotons? Check. ...

Cute dogs? Check.
Schwinn Pelotons? Check.
Diamond Bar?! Check??

We have too much in common to not meet (after the Chinese Cavechicken Disease craziness has subsided of course.) I lived in...
04-05-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,804
Posted By calamarichris

Hi Tavareetch! Glad to see you're also doing...

Hi Tavareetch!
Glad to see you're also doing your part to protect our nation's mental hygiene. I did a 38-mile solo ride on PCH the day before yesterday, but after 3 weeks of isolation, and before...
04-04-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,842
Posted By calamarichris

What are Simon & Garfunkel, chopped livah?! ...

What are Simon & Garfunkel, chopped livah?! (FFWD to 58 seconds, stupid BF BBB code won't let me put the ffwded version.)
Goodbye Rosie!
04-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,804
Posted By calamarichris

I'm just glad we have confirmation that we're...

I'm just glad we have confirmation that we're within the letter of the order. I was feeling guilty on my two road ridesI'm caffeinating up right now and getting ready for a PCH cruise and the weather...
04-03-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,972
Posted By calamarichris

Guess I'll be the first belt-rider to chime in....

Guess I'll be the first belt-rider to chime in. I've got twin bikes, both with Alfine-11 internal gear hubs; one has the Gates carbon drive, the other a standard chain.

~The Gates belt is not...
04-03-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,804
Posted By calamarichris

Found the following from the exact text from the...

Found the following from the exact text from the Stay at Home Order on covid19.ca.gov (https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/) (pasted directly):Outdoor recreationCan I still...
04-02-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,804
Posted By calamarichris

Riding During Coronapocalypse?

After being furloughed from work a few weeks ago, I've been spending most of my time on the rollers, and feeling guilty on the rare, solo outdoor rides.
But now this video with Dr. Price this video...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By calamarichris

I felt like an utter tool walking out of the bike...

I felt like an utter tool walking out of the bike fitter's room after 2.5 hours and minus $180. The fitter (Nate Loyal in Santa Monica) only shifted my seat a little under a cm up and forward, and my...
08-07-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 64,414
Posted By calamarichris

This was last Saturday with Comrade Jimmy and...

This was last Saturday with Comrade Jimmy and Greg: the scenic route from Carlsbad to downtown SD, then took the train back. My first ride on the new Stuttgart Merckx (stiff SLX frame + 36-spoke...
07-16-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 101,446
Posted By calamarichris

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07-14-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,353
Posted By calamarichris

Your best bet is to offer to pick them up and...

Your best bet is to offer to pick them up and drive them home, if that's an option. Either that, or encourage them (while they're sober) to take an uber or other option. With Uber and Lyft, there's...
07-14-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,271
Posted By calamarichris

My 96(?) Bilato Lemond. Just love riding this...

My 96(?) Bilato Lemond. Just love riding this bike, although I DNFed l'Etape last time I rode it in June.

http://www.calamarichris.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/150701-lemond-0445-768x1024.jpg...
07-14-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,278
Posted By calamarichris

Some pics from my DNF-day. (Gack--just looking at...

Some pics from my DNF-day. (Gack--just looking at these make me feel queasy.)

http://www.calamarichris.com/wp-content/uploads/190609-chr-etape13-1200x797.jpg...
07-14-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,236
Posted By calamarichris

Sorry about the lapse. Been busy. Great day on...

Sorry about the lapse. Been busy. Great day on the mountain. Pity there weren't more riders out to enjoy the cool weather and voluptuous road.
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07-03-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,236
Posted By calamarichris

Glendora High School Parking Lot has nice...

Glendora High School Parking Lot has nice solar-panel shades where we'll be parking. Shooting for 7:30 arrival, and an 8:00 embarkation.
Ski lifts or bust!
07-01-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,236
Posted By calamarichris

Si Paisano! And so relieved we've got a cooler...

Si Paisano! And so relieved we've got a cooler forecast! Terah, Greg and I will be there at the school parking lot, but alas, Terah says no on the dog. I'll be in touch via text about meeting up.
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06-16-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,442
Posted By calamarichris

Good work. I've always believed a man without...

Good work. I've always believed a man without scars is a sad, sorry animal.
Just broke my femur a year and a half ago, preparing for BWR. Snapped the ball off the bone right before it joints into...
06-10-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,278
Posted By calamarichris

Alas, I DNFed. Wasn't ready for 113 degrees after...

Alas, I DNFed. Wasn't ready for 113 degrees after the chilly Spring we've had. Left hamstring cramped a couple times and felt like a pulled muscle afterward. Spin form was in the toilet and my...
06-10-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,236
Posted By calamarichris

I'm in, but hopefully it won't be 113 like it was...

I'm in, but hopefully it won't be 113 like it was yesterday at l'Etape. I DNFed. :( Was being careful to eat and drink plenty of electrolytes, but hamstring cramped a few times and became a pulled...
06-08-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,278
Posted By calamarichris

Alas, life. OBE: Overcome By Events. Might make...

Alas, life. OBE: Overcome By Events. Might make another stab at it before August if the Universe cooperates.

Am all tapered and carb-loaded for tomorrow. Going to be a hot one, so hopefully they...
06-06-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,285
Posted By calamarichris

Found one of the latter. 8D I was being...

Found one of the latter. 8D

I was being jocular. I don't actually make excuses nor gloat, but it does feel good to finish ahead of younger, thinner riders. Is that not acceptable in your book?
06-06-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,285
Posted By calamarichris

The start line in Escondido. That was a tough...

The start line in Escondido. That was a tough day. It was scorching hot (over 95) then, and they underestimated Cole Grade Road after Palomar. It's only about a mile, but it's tough. I finished in...
06-06-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,770
Posted By calamarichris

It's a difficult thing to see in pics. I vaguely...

It's a difficult thing to see in pics. I vaguely remember seeing Boonen in 2010 Flanders will his brifters mounted high on the bars, and then watching him struggling as Cancellara rode away from...
06-06-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,285
Posted By calamarichris

Ugh, not another thread about Captain Epo. Why...

Ugh, not another thread about Captain Epo. Why can't he just go away...? Yay! It's not about him!

At most events (like Etape this Sunday), I take pride in not only being the ~only~ steel bike (and...
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