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05-22-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By bobonker

Update: The situation has much improved....

Update:

The situation has much improved. After setting the low and high limits, I did the big-big combo and adjusted the trim. I moved the front derailleur outward as far as possible....
05-21-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By bobonker

Using a combo of a thinner bolt and little filing...

Using a combo of a thinner bolt and little filing on the derailleur hanger, I was able to get the derailleur down so that there's ~1.5mm of space between the cage and closest tooth.

I got and...
05-21-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By bobonker

Hi Andy, Thank you for the responses and...

Hi Andy,

Thank you for the responses and link. I'm quite familiar with the twist screw/tab. I took the derailleur completely off this morning and found that the tab is no longer there! The set...
05-20-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By bobonker

Trek Madone 7.9/Di2 -- sloppy front shifts

Hi there,

I have a 2015 Trek Madone 7.9 with Dura-Ace Di2. The bike came to me with a SRAM (Quarq) crankset with 50/34 rings, but original crank was included. The front shifting was clean and...
05-02-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By bobonker

Trek BB90 bearings: 37x24 vs 37x25

I noticed that with BB90, there are 2 options for bearings for a Shimano crankset:

1. 37mm OD x 24mm ID
2. 37mm OD x 25mm ID with a dust shield that snaps into the inner race of the bearing and...
04-19-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,932
Posted By bobonker

You da man. Thanks!! Bob

You da man. Thanks!!

Bob
04-19-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,932
Posted By bobonker

BB90 GXP installation help

Hi there,

This is my first BB90 frame (Trek Madone). I'm looking to replace the existing bottom bracket (Shimano) with one for GXP so that I can run my Quarq. I don't quite understand all of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By bobonker

Specialized Hover bars with Ritchey WCS 260 stem

Sorry if that has been asked before.

Is anyone running this combo? I currently have the WCS C260 "wrap around" stem that works fine with the regular Specialized alloy bars. I'd like to give the...
08-03-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By bobonker

Cables for Specialized Roubaix without "California Cross"

I'm about to re-cable my bike (new shifters) since I'm upgrading the shifters.

I have a 2012 SL3 Roubaix that I've cabled twice using the "California Cross" method that makes the shift cables...
09-06-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,399
Posted By bobonker

FS: Another set of killer handbuilt alloy clinchers (for cheap!)

This is a killer set of handbuilt alloy clinchers!

Assembled in 2014 by a local wheelbuilding veteran of 30+ years.

These wheels are very similar to offerings from 3 different companies that...
Forum: For Sale
09-06-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,532
Posted By bobonker

http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/vitesse-1.JPG ...

http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/vitesse-1.JPG
http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/vitesse-2.JPG
http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/vitesse-3.JPG
http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/vitesse-4.JPG...
Forum: For Sale
09-06-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,532
Posted By bobonker

FS: Another set of killer handbuilt alloy clinchers (for cheap!)

This is a killer set of handbuilt alloy clinchers!

Assembled in 2014 by a local wheelbuilding veteran of 30+ years.

These wheels are very similar to offerings from 3 different companies that...
Forum: For Sale
09-06-16, 03:35 PM
Forum: For Sale
09-02-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,476
Posted By bobonker

http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/kinlin-1.JPG ...

http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/kinlin-1.JPG
http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/kinlin-2.JPG
http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/kinlin-3.JPG
http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/kinlin-4.JPG...
Forum: For Sale
09-02-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,476
Posted By bobonker

FS: Killer bombproof set of alloy clinchers -- Kinlin/Novatec/Sapim CX-Ray

Just had these built up by a local pro wheelbuilder. They are awesome. Stiff, reasonably light, and the ride quality is among the best of any wheelset I've ever owned. Bought a new disc-equipped...
11-22-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,382
Posted By bobonker

http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/whites-6.JPGhttp://met...

http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/whites-6.JPGhttp://metal-matrix.com/tmp/whites-7.JPGhttp://metal-matrix.com/tmp/whites-8.JPG
http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/skewers-1.jpg
11-22-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,382
Posted By bobonker

Custom White Industries/Velocity/Sapim CX-Ray aluminum clincher wheelset

This is a custom set of purpose-built bullet-proof "climbing" clinchers (yes, you can have both!). Built by former professional cycling mechanic John Ackley who was also the head wheel builder at...
07-25-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By bobonker

Bringing the MTB and doing the North Yuba Trail. ...

Bringing the MTB and doing the North Yuba Trail. It fits the bill perfectly! Thanks!

Sonny
07-24-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By bobonker

Road rides near Downieville

Hi All:

The Mrs and I are heading up to Downieville tomorrow morning and we'll be heading back on Sunday.

My MTB friends will probably kill me for asking this, but are there any good road rides...
04-13-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By bobonker

I'm from the East Bay and I don't have a ****ing...

I'm from the East Bay and I don't have a ****ing attitude problem!! ;)

Most of the people I encounter are friendly, but there's always the occasional jerk. I used to get annoyed that people I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-15, 09:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,897
Posted By bobonker

I've owned a set of the 7900 C24 wheels. I'm not...

I've owned a set of the 7900 C24 wheels. I'm not hard on wheels but I had 2 spokes break. The first was a front. With only 16 spokes up front (like the Ultegras), the wheel went so far out of true...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By bobonker

Ran the Ti rail Romin today. It's a major...

Ran the Ti rail Romin today. It's a major difference in comfort. For the 50g weight penalty, I think I'll take the compliance!

Sonny
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By bobonker

Specialized saddles with carbon rails -- less compliant?

Are the carbon-railed Specialized saddles *less* compliant than their steel/titanium counterparts?

I got a Romin with carbon rails on a bike I just built and it feels like someone filled my rear...
01-22-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By bobonker

Change of pace and scenery

With fog, early sunset, and an excess of flat land in the Brentwood area, I've been spending more time on the trails with my CX bike.

I've fitted this bike with SRAM X9 MTB crankset for lower...
01-16-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 697,923
Posted By bobonker

As mentioned above, just hard code the ANT+ ID...

As mentioned above, just hard code the ANT+ ID that you want to the Edge to pair up with.

I ran 2 Garmins and 2 PMs at the same time for awhile. Edge 500 paired to a Powertap SL+ and an Edge 510...
01-14-15, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 164,183
Posted By bobonker

I signed up for the Early Bird Road Race. I've...

I signed up for the Early Bird Road Race. I've never done this race before and watched some 2013 footage posted on youtube. The road looked really treacherous in the shady parts of Del Puerto...
01-05-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,527
Posted By bobonker

Haha...you guys are much more supportive than my...

Haha...you guys are much more supportive than my wife who took a look at my shoe covers and said "It bothers me that this doesn't bother you." :lol: Function over fashion in this case! At the Soda...
01-05-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,328
Posted By bobonker

When I'm out there on weekdays, I go up and down...

When I'm out there on weekdays, I go up and down OLH then reach Kings via Portola/Sand Hill/Whiskey Hill. Here's a course map of that:
Bike Ride Profile | Build 2-15: OLH spin + Kings @ 98% FTP...
01-03-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,527
Posted By bobonker

Homemade shoe covers using old wool socks and...

Homemade shoe covers using old wool socks and Tyvek tape. Made these for yesterday's cold ride through Napa. They worked great. :thumb:

http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/tyvek.jpg

Sonny
01-02-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,328
Posted By bobonker

Did the Napa Five Fingers ride today except we...

Did the Napa Five Fingers ride today except we chopped off Mt Veeder due to time constraints. What an amazingly beautiful ride! Really enjoyed the scenery on Atlas Peak. I thought Wild Horse...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 52,784
Posted By bobonker

qft Sonny

qft

Sonny
11-22-14, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,388
Posted By bobonker

I'd definitely agree with flat vs hill FTP. 90%...

I'd definitely agree with flat vs hill FTP. 90% FTP up old La Honda doesn't feel too bad, but on flat ground it is hard as hell! Same with headwind/tailwind.

JAK: Can you put knobby tires on your...
11-21-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,388
Posted By bobonker

I do my FTP tests on Old La Honda. Sonny

I do my FTP tests on Old La Honda.

Sonny
11-02-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,328
Posted By bobonker

Thanks for all of the input, guys. Lots of good...

Thanks for all of the input, guys. Lots of good options up there and I'll be pursuing many of them in the coming months!

Given the time constraints (needed to be home by 2), we ended up doing a...
10-27-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,328
Posted By bobonker

Epic Bay Area ride -- need one!

I have about a 6 hr window this coming Saturday that I'd like to use for a big ride. Problem is...I'm not sure where to go. Looking for some new ideas.

Some big rides I've done this year:
1....
09-20-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,013
Posted By bobonker

Thanks for all of the feedback. I'll make a few...

Thanks for all of the feedback. I'll make a few adjustments.

@grtob -- I'm not sure how you got 50 efforts. It's either 10 or 12 efforts based on 2 sets of 5 or 3 sets of 4, respectively.
...
09-16-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,013
Posted By bobonker

30-30s @ 200% FTP recovery

I've been doing a 30-30 workout once a week for the last month. I feel like it has really helped my ability to respond to surges in pace.

The workout has been one of these:

1. 30s @ 200% FTP,...
07-28-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,668
Posted By bobonker

I've purchased 2 bikes from this place and would...

I've purchased 2 bikes from this place and would definitely buy from them again.

goride - Close Outs (http://www.goridebicycles.com/goride/?page_id=412)

Sonny
07-05-14, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By bobonker

Great ride that did not disappoint! Sonny

Great ride that did not disappoint!

Sonny
07-01-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By bobonker

Thanks a lot for the feedback! This is the route...

Thanks a lot for the feedback! This is the route we've got planned:

Mt Tam #2 - Fairfax, CA (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5189046)

Sonny
06-30-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By bobonker

Mt Tam from San Rafael -- route advice needed

Hi All:

On Thursday, some friends and I are looking to beat the east bay heat and do something new. None of us have done Mt Tam yet and this seems like a good time to do it.

I don't know...
06-17-14, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By bobonker

Thanks, guys. I started on the corner of 165 St...

Thanks, guys. I started on the corner of 165 St E and Hwy 138. Would never ride the highway itself. Big shoulder, but crazy wind and even crazier drivers!

The wife dropped me off at 7am. It...
06-12-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By bobonker

Pearblossom to Mountain High -- Is this route ok on a Sunday morning?

Title says it all. My in laws live a few miles outside of Pearblossom and I've been given Sunday morning to do this ride:

Pearblossom to Mtn High - Los Angeles, CA...
05-28-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By bobonker

Sunnyvale to Sierra Rd -- is there a better way?

I rode from work (Sunnyvale) and the Calaveras/Sierra loop and headed back. 45 mile round trip. I started by making my way over to the Guadalupe River Trail and taking that south until I hit the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-14, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By bobonker

The LBS near my work had them and I picked them...

The LBS near my work had them and I picked them up about a week ago. I brought my bike to work with me and then realized I left my cycling shoes at home (argh).

They do the job, but despite the...
04-22-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 608
Posted By bobonker

Black Rd in Los Gatos

Disclaimer: This may be common knowledge among Santa Cruz mountain regulars.

If you haven't done this climb, you should put it on your bucket list. I make a yearly trip down to Monterey in the...
04-22-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By bobonker

Thanks, Steve! I'll check it out. Looks...

Thanks, Steve! I'll check it out.

Looks like another option for me is the House of Pain ride in Danville. I live in the East Bay and weekends are busy, but that might work, too.

Sonny
04-19-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By bobonker

Looking for fast evening group rides in the South Bay

I work in Sunnyvale on Mon, Tue, and Thu and am looking for a fast-paced group ride on one of those nights.

I've been riding with the Cycletrons at Lawrence Livermore Lab on Fridays at lunch. ...
04-10-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 697,923
Posted By bobonker

This is my first year of using the Performance...

This is my first year of using the Performance Manager Chart to keep track of performance. I like it a lot but after being sick for 10 days, it is really depressing to see that I gave back almost a...
04-09-14, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 164,183
Posted By bobonker

So I am not going to do Copperopolis. I have...

So I am not going to do Copperopolis. I have some kind of viral infection and have been off the bike for 10 days. Hoping maybe to start riding again this weekend, but that gives me no time to...
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