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10-20-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By TrojanHorse

Can confirm, ahultin looks amazing in person. I...

Can confirm, ahultin looks amazing in person. I lost a lot less weight than you and the simple fact of not having to haul that blob around in front of me has been immensely satisfying. Not having...
09-16-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By TrojanHorse

Metro and Amtrak down for 2 weeks

between Laguna and Oceanside. I got this email today:

Dear Rider,

I’m sorry to let you know that Metrolink service for San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and Oceanside stations will be...
04-21-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By TrojanHorse

Frankly, that's amazing for used bike prices in...

Frankly, that's amazing for used bike prices in 2021. Grab the one that fits best and you think is the coolest
04-21-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By TrojanHorse

220# is nothing for a bike, and the Sedona seems...

220# is nothing for a bike, and the Sedona seems like a good price too. Adding a child seat will impact the handling of your bike, of course, so get some practice in on your own first. Good luck!
03-25-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By TrojanHorse

How do you get the tubeless valves mounted on a...

How do you get the tubeless valves mounted on a carbon wheel? Genuinely curious.
I have an older set of Reynold's Assault (48mm I think) that I used when I was as plump as 240. Never had an issue...
01-03-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,737
Posted By TrojanHorse

Availability is going to limit you as much as...

Availability is going to limit you as much as anything, but most of the big brands make "fitness bikes" (Trek FX series, Cannondale Quick et. al.) and given your inseam comments, you probably want to...
12-17-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By TrojanHorse

I'd get in way too much trouble if I had one of...

I'd get in way too much trouble if I had one of those. And I hope you can do your own maintenance. :)

You wanna know another car that's great for bikes inside? (besides a civic)... A7. The day...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,167
Posted By TrojanHorse

Pinarello aggressively sells off their older...

Pinarello aggressively sells off their older models at the end of the year. This year might be harder than normal but it's worth paying attention to see what you can find.
11-11-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By TrojanHorse

And yet 16 years is so much more than most people...

And yet 16 years is so much more than most people get after killing a cyclist. (assuming she's in jail for anywhere near 16 years might be wishful thinking)
11-06-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By TrojanHorse

Grabbed a bike for my son off of face book...

Grabbed a bike for my son off of face book marketplace this week. 2016 Felt AR3 with 6800. Paid about a grand for it, which still surprises me since people seem to want to charge more than retail...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By TrojanHorse

I use the Black Prince pads too. My blue ones...

I use the Black Prince pads too. My blue ones squealed like the dickens. Yeah, they wear out but they work well.
10-06-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,997
Posted By TrojanHorse

I recently picked up an ottolock hexaband, which...

I recently picked up an ottolock hexaband, which is a bit heavier than the original but not too bad. It's basically a keep honest people honest type thing but it's a little clunky to carry in a...
08-24-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,988
Posted By TrojanHorse

I just threw it on RWGPS and it came up 370 miles...

I just threw it on RWGPS and it came up 370 miles and 21,000 feet of climbing (probably because it defaults away from the roads you plan to ride). I don't see any real downhill anywhere in there. ...
08-17-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By TrojanHorse

Too damn hot out to ride.

Too damn hot out to ride.
08-14-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,014
Posted By TrojanHorse

I just hit 198.6 2 weeks ago and I keep peeking...

I just hit 198.6 2 weeks ago and I keep peeking at the scale to make sure it stays down there. It's not my natural state, so it will take work to maintain but I'm 2 lbs away from my wedding weight. ...
08-04-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,651
Posted By TrojanHorse

Mavic has been around for ever but they tend to...

Mavic has been around for ever but they tend to use proprietary parts (spokes) and they were acquired by an equity company last year, so who knows what the future holds for them. Cosmic Pro are...
08-04-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,651
Posted By TrojanHorse

Be aware that the outlet bikes are...

Be aware that the outlet bikes are non-returnable. If you get the new bike and hate it, you can return it. Rim brakes and mavic wheels would be a negative for me too.
08-02-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By TrojanHorse

Carbo Loading LXIV

Can't believe this isn't already here! It was supposed to be super hot yesterday but I went for a ride anyway and it turned out to be a gorgeous day. It topped out ate about 86 and cooled off a bit...
07-23-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By TrojanHorse

I'm intrigued by that wave cell helmet Bontrager...

I'm intrigued by that wave cell helmet Bontrager came out with. Good to hear you're mending!
07-20-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By TrojanHorse

They look equivalently sturdy but if you want...

They look equivalently sturdy but if you want long-term durability you might want to skip the front shock.
07-01-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,825
Posted By TrojanHorse

Usually yes, hard to say this year with all the...

Usually yes, hard to say this year with all the Covid related shenanigans
07-01-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By TrojanHorse

I'm bang on where I was last year +/- 20 miles,...

I'm bang on where I was last year +/- 20 miles, but my riding tailed off severely in the second half of last year due to company travel. I will be conscientiously avoiding that mistake this year,...
06-24-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By TrojanHorse

Turnbull is cool, I should go ride it. ...

Turnbull is cool, I should go ride it. Unfortunately, there are usually at least a few super speedway wannabes who think its their own private track.
06-15-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By TrojanHorse

But did you wear a red dress?

But did you wear a red dress?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By TrojanHorse

I took a 14 liter seat bag on a 4 day credit card...

I took a 14 liter seat bag on a 4 day credit card tour, which was just barely enough room, but something like this might work really well for just an overnight. I'm not a fan of wearing a backpack...
06-09-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By TrojanHorse

Helmets are weird - I usually wear a Giro Synthe...

Helmets are weird - I usually wear a Giro Synthe and the Aether didn't fit at all (felt smaller than the synthe) and the kask was just the wrong shape. I have a big melon too.
06-01-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By TrojanHorse

Bunch of bike shops in Santa Monica got looted...

Bunch of bike shops in Santa Monica got looted yesterday. Made off with customer bikes that were in for service too. :notamused:
05-25-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By TrojanHorse

Well, having a 32 back there is a nice warm...

Well, having a 32 back there is a nice warm blanket in case things get ugly. If you don't need it, you don't have to use it. One of my bikes has a compact 34 up front and 11-32 in back and that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By TrojanHorse

I have a couple pair of those S-7 Cento's and...

I have a couple pair of those S-7 Cento's and they are the first short I dig out of the drawer for long rides. They are not as compressive as other shorts, like say Castelli but they're so damn...
05-21-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By TrojanHorse

If they're replacing it with that frame, why not...

If they're replacing it with that frame, why not ride it and see how it does? They seem to be very popular, can take wider tires to accommodate your off-road needs and it's nearly free to you. ...
05-18-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,967
Posted By TrojanHorse

Cannondale is Canadian? C'mon now.

Cannondale is Canadian? C'mon now.
05-08-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By TrojanHorse

It sounds like a torque sensor would give you...

It sounds like a torque sensor would give you more of a normal bike riding experience. I've only ridden an e-bike once and it was a Jump bike. Ear to ear grins for my short ride.
05-08-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,871
Posted By TrojanHorse

?? Speaking of extended public works projects,...

??
Speaking of extended public works projects, they've been working on that stretch of Sart foreeeeever.
05-08-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By TrojanHorse

Can you briefly explain the difference and how...

Can you briefly explain the difference and how you would tell (reading the specs). TIA. I think I'd prefer to steer clear of moped style e-bikes but it also seems like many of the less expensive...
05-08-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,778
Posted By TrojanHorse

So the answer to your original question is that...

So the answer to your original question is that you'd need a 52 or 53 tooth chainring up front to replace the 50 (whether that's possible with your current crank is another story). In my own cycling...
05-05-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By TrojanHorse

What's the point of limiting yourself to one type...

What's the point of limiting yourself to one type of terrain when we live near it all?

I like the coast, better weather in the summer and it's a bit of a haul for me so I'll pick that.
05-05-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By TrojanHorse

Damn, it's May already!

Damn, it's May already!
05-02-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,368
Posted By TrojanHorse

The freeway can be pretty tolerable on weekends...

The freeway can be pretty tolerable on weekends but then the cars aren't going much faster than bikes. In today's environment, there are fewer cars and they're going faster than ever. 18 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By TrojanHorse

Same - 130 psi! Might as well have used solid...

Same - 130 psi! Might as well have used solid rubber o-rings. But that was what the cool kids did, had to be cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,681
Posted By TrojanHorse

If anybody tells you they know the answer,...

If anybody tells you they know the answer, they're lying. I think some people are more prone to cramp than others. There is soft whispering circulating that muscles that HAVE cramped are more...
04-30-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,518
Posted By TrojanHorse

Just pay attention to the wheels, that's usually...

Just pay attention to the wheels, that's usually the frailest component. The bike frame should be more than fine.
04-28-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,368
Posted By TrojanHorse

Yuck. Although "closed" seems to be an easily...

Yuck. Although "closed" seems to be an easily circumvented thing based on what's going on in Santa Monica.
04-28-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By TrojanHorse

No experience but Speedplay pedals with a Ti axle...

No experience but Speedplay pedals with a Ti axle have a 180 lb weight limit... which is why I've never owned a pair.
04-23-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,424
Posted By TrojanHorse

I didn't notice if he mentioned his weight but...

I didn't notice if he mentioned his weight but he's probably 200+, which is the official clyde cutoff. Most of it in his feet, apparently.
04-23-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By TrojanHorse

Dude. Anyway, my observation is that...

Dude.


Anyway, my observation is that there are fewer cars but the ones left are driving at much higher speeds, so be careful out there.
04-23-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,653
Posted By TrojanHorse

Seems like we're almost the exact same size...

Seems like we're almost the exact same size except for weight. I second the motion for a flat bar bike and for 2k, you can get a really nice one. If you want to look cool but go slow, check out the...
04-23-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,424
Posted By TrojanHorse

Holy cats, that head tube is ginormous. It...

Holy cats, that head tube is ginormous. It sounds like he's not a fan of sloping top tubes either, although he compounded it by riding on a frame that was undersized.
04-22-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,557
Posted By TrojanHorse

That's why I said apparent wind. Obviously...

That's why I said apparent wind. Obviously you're not generating actual wind, it just feels like it.
04-22-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,459
Posted By TrojanHorse

How does that work? They provide return...

How does that work? They provide return shipping? You box and pay? Curious, thanks.
04-22-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,557
Posted By TrojanHorse

Your own movement generates apparent wind, which...

Your own movement generates apparent wind, which is why people grouse about a head way both ways on a ride.
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