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08-20-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 724
Posted By jimincalif

I remember BITD, my 1970 Varsity derailleur had...

I remember BITD, my 1970 Varsity derailleur had ball bearings in the pulleys. When I got my American Eagle Semi-Pro with Suntour, those pulleys just had a bushing, so I swapped them, and they each...
07-14-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 137,089
Posted By jimincalif

Relocated from Orange County, CA to Meridian...

Relocated from Orange County, CA to Meridian Idaho in May. Been riding pretty consistently since I got here, although heat, and now smoke are interfering. Guess I need to change my screen name too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,295
Posted By jimincalif

I bought a Niner RLT RDO gravel bike 3 years ago....

I bought a Niner RLT RDO gravel bike 3 years ago. I have 38mm gravel tires on the OEM wheels and bought a set of November RCG36 carbon wheels running Schwalbe Pro One 30mm for road riding. Works...
Forum: Foo
03-24-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,005
Posted By jimincalif

I got Pfizer #1 yesterday at a CVS pharmacy. ...

I got Pfizer #1 yesterday at a CVS pharmacy. They were very efficient, probably no more than 2 minutes from when I walked in the door to when I was getting jabbed. Arm is barely sore, it was much...
12-08-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By jimincalif

yes, Iíve done this too, running a 12-30 10 speed...

yes, Iíve done this too, running a 12-30 10 speed cassette on my older bike with a short cage Ultegra. I still have the standard b-screw but itís maxed out. Shifts fine.
12-08-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By jimincalif

When I was in ID last month I did a late...

When I was in ID last month I did a late afternoon ride, starting temp was 35, it dipped to 32 and then finished at 33 according to my Garmin. I was more comfortable than I thought I would be, being...
11-18-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,882
Posted By jimincalif

I'm native SoCal but starting to spend more time...

I'm native SoCal but starting to spend more time in Idaho. Last week when there I went out for a ride, it was 35 degrees at the start and got down to 32. I was wearing the following:

1. Regular...
10-11-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By jimincalif

My bike is a 2008, 10 speed 105/ Ultegra mix....

My bike is a 2008, 10 speed 105/ Ultegra mix. Shifters are 105, last generation before the shift cables went under the bar tape.

Brakes - I replaced cables and housing in early 2018, just because...
09-30-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By jimincalif

It's a cassette, not a freewheel, right? Is the...

It's a cassette, not a freewheel, right? Is the cassette lock ring good and tight? It's a longshot but I was chasing ghosts a few years ago and this turned out to be the problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,271
Posted By jimincalif

fascinating article, thanks for posting.

fascinating article, thanks for posting.
09-23-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By jimincalif

What TrackSmart said.

What TrackSmart said.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,271
Posted By jimincalif

Presumably if the electrical box obscured your...

Presumably if the electrical box obscured your view of him in the bike lane, he would not have been able to see you, the driver, though he could probably see at least part of your van. Situations...
09-14-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,680
Posted By jimincalif

11,500' in 108 miles - Breathless Agony in SoCal.

11,500' in 108 miles - Breathless Agony in SoCal.
09-07-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By jimincalif

Thanks, I just thought about this. Had to bug...

Thanks, I just thought about this. Had to bug out of California for a break, been here in the Boise area the last few weeks, not in my normal mode. Been getting some rides in here, in between...
08-21-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,922
Posted By jimincalif

As a SoCal native for all my 62 years, I...

As a SoCal native for all my 62 years, I sympathize, we always live with the danger, but for most of us it is something that only happens to others. Where I live in OC is not a very risky area, but...
08-21-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,881
Posted By jimincalif

I have a Niner RLT RDO gravel bike. I bought a...

I have a Niner RLT RDO gravel bike. I bought a set of November RCG36 wheels and put 30mm Schwalbe Pro Ones on them for the road. I have 38mm G One All Arounds on the OEM wheels. Iím quite pleased...
08-13-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,880
Posted By jimincalif

Like others have said, it depends on how long and...

Like others have said, it depends on how long and hard you are going to ride and how much time you have to eat/digest before you start riding. For me, on weekend rides I will have a glass of water...
08-13-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,667
Posted By jimincalif

I think my spare tube is a 32-35. I have pretty...

I think my spare tube is a 32-35. I have pretty wide rims so my mounted 30s measure 31.8 inflated. My other wheels have 38mm G-One All Arounds, so I figured the 32-35 is close enough to get me home...
08-12-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,667
Posted By jimincalif

On my 30mm Pro Ones I run 75-78 lbs rear and...

On my 30mm Pro Ones I run 75-78 lbs rear and 64-66 front. The DynaPlugs work fine at these pressures. I’ve got probably 1800 miles on one in my rear tire right now. And these are the older version...
08-12-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By jimincalif

This is good advice.

This is good advice.
08-12-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By jimincalif

Coastal Calif is blessed by the cool Pacific,...

Coastal Calif is blessed by the cool Pacific, current flows south along the coast from the Gulf of Alaska, so water temp barely hits 70 here in Aug. So we get this wonderful thing called the marine...
08-12-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,667
Posted By jimincalif

I have the same tires in 30mm. I carry both a...

I have the same tires in 30mm. I carry both a tube and DynaPlug. Never used the tube so far, my prior back tire had three DynaPlugs in it when it finally wore out. My current rear tire has one,...
08-11-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By jimincalif

I usually carry a Clif Bar. I used to eat it at...

I usually carry a Clif Bar. I used to eat it at 30-40 miles into a 50-65 mile ride. Now I find I don’t really need it up to 60-65 miles, assuming my normal breakfast. A couple weeks ago I did 90...
08-10-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By jimincalif

Yes, as 2seven0 said. They are also extending...

Yes, as 2seven0 said. They are also extending Peters Canyon trail from Warner up to a trail just S of the train tracks. You will still have to deviate out to Harvard to cross the tracks, but that's...
08-09-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,323
Posted By jimincalif

Well, sorta. Distance is the key. I was in my...

Well, sorta. Distance is the key. I was in my office maybe 30+years ago, almost right on top of a 4.5. It was the most violent shaking I ever felt in a quake. Once you get some distance itís...
08-09-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,323
Posted By jimincalif

July 4 2019 I was riding on Glendora Ridge Road...

July 4 2019 I was riding on Glendora Ridge Road approaching Mt Baldy Village when the magnitude 6.4 Ridgecrest quake occurred. I think about 100 miles as the crow flies. I did not notice it at all...
08-05-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,621
Posted By jimincalif

Yeah, the numbers game. I do it too, adding a...

Yeah, the numbers game. I do it too, adding a loop around the neighborhood to reach an even number or a metric. A couple of weeks ago I did a route that would be almost 80 miles, so I added enough...
07-31-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,013
Posted By jimincalif

Probably half that group is grateful for the...

Probably half that group is grateful for the break and a chance to recover while you regroup. But most of them would never admit it.
07-30-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By jimincalif

Yes, ACE is great for things like that....

Yes, ACE is great for things like that. Unfortunately the ACE in my neighborhood has just announced they are closing permanently in October. Just this store, not the chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,852
Posted By jimincalif

It is now working again for me. Mine is the...

It is now working again for me. Mine is the iPhone version FYI.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,852
Posted By jimincalif

Mine too.

Mine too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,722
Posted By jimincalif

I have an 2008 Specialized Roubaix Comp and a...

I have an 2008 Specialized Roubaix Comp and a 2018 Niner RLT RDO gravel bike. With cages and pedals, they both weigh 19.8 lbs as currently configured.

I ride them interchangeably on the road,...
07-15-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 846
Posted By jimincalif

We rode by there about an hour before it...

We rode by there about an hour before it happened. Riding back around 12:00-12:30 yellow tape and CHP was still there with the ramp closed. Another rider told me a friend saw the vehicle off the...
07-12-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By jimincalif

Almost certainly heat/hydration. In hot weather...

Almost certainly heat/hydration. In hot weather I keep an eye on my heart rate. I have a good feel for what it should be based on my exertion, so when I see it some 20 bpm higher than what I expect...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,905
Posted By jimincalif

I have one on the bike I use occasionally on the...

I have one on the bike I use occasionally on the trainer, I don’t have one on the other bike, just rely on the GPS. Riding outdoors I don’t perceive any difference in what I see for speed between the...
07-08-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,608
Posted By jimincalif

Nice, do you have a source that sells by the...

Nice, do you have a source that sells by the roll? When I was searching I only found places that sell cases of the stuff.
07-08-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By jimincalif

I always lube any threads that I expect to undo...

I always lube any threads that I expect to undo in the future, which of course includes thru-axles. I've had my front thru axle start to loosen up just once shortly after I got the bike, so I'm not...
07-08-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,608
Posted By jimincalif

I've switched to tubeless tape for my tubed rims...

I've switched to tubeless tape for my tubed rims as well as my tubeless ones. I believe it is TESA #4289 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4289) . I think this is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By jimincalif

I use Orange Seal in my Schwalbe Pro One road...

I use Orange Seal in my Schwalbe Pro One road tires. IME Stan’s is good up to about 40 psi, Orange does better with higher pressures.
07-06-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,337
Posted By jimincalif

That will do it. Normally I have oatmeal and a...

That will do it. Normally I have oatmeal and a banana at least one hour before riding. For me this is usually enough for up to 60 miles and 2,500 ft or so. I carry a Clif Bar, sometimes I eat it,...
07-04-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,174
Posted By jimincalif

When I am riding in Idaho, I follow Idaho law to...

When I am riding in Idaho, I follow Idaho law to the letter. Riding elsewhere, I will say that if another car or bike has the right of way I will always yield to them. Other than that, I take the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,624
Posted By jimincalif

I use the DynaPlug, the brass tip seems to keep...

I use the DynaPlug, the brass tip seems to keep the plug from pulling out. The new Stan’s ones are intriguing but I’ve not used them. I used one when a previously sealed puncture would start...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,624
Posted By jimincalif

I’ve been running tubeless for 2-1/2 years,...

I’ve been running tubeless for 2-1/2 years, mostly on road, but also dirt/gravel. I carry a tube, boot and DynaPlug, so far I’ve used the DynaPlug three times, have never used the tube.
07-01-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By jimincalif

Carbo Loading LXIII

if anyone is wondering, the Carbo Loading thread is a place for random messages that donít really warrant their own thread, and just to banter among C&A forum folks. They were started by Our former...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,948
Posted By jimincalif

I just run a little warm water over the lid, it...

I just run a little warm water over the lid, it thaws it enough to open and then top up.
06-29-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By jimincalif

I copied it from the Strava of a friend of mine. ...

I copied it from the Strava of a friend of mine. She also rode it last week, I'm guessing we probably have some overlap in cycling friends. Toughest climb was Starcrest in Turtlerock, sustained...
06-27-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By jimincalif

Did a little Strava art today: ...

Did a little Strava art today:

https://www.strava.com/activities/3679964220

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,948
Posted By jimincalif

I fill them about 2/3 full and put them in the...

I fill them about 2/3 full and put them in the freezer on their sides tipped up slightly. Then just before departure I fill them the rest of the way with cold water. Gives me water available right...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,948
Posted By jimincalif

Last month I noticed a damaged section on my...

Last month I noticed a damaged section on my front tire (tubeless), it was holding air so I continued on my planned route, but it started spraying sealant on a descent. I was able to stop and give...
06-23-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,272
Posted By jimincalif

LBS convinced me to buy Lizard Skin tape, but it...

LBS convinced me to buy Lizard Skin tape, but it did not hold up well. Back to Fizik for me.
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