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Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,535
Posted By deep_sky

I have mine paired with my Garmin Edge 500, no...

I have mine paired with my Garmin Edge 500, no problems at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-15, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,535
Posted By deep_sky

I gave up on the Garmin straps long ago. Went...

I gave up on the Garmin straps long ago. Went without HR for awhile, then got a Mio Link. Works great, just has terrible battery life. For someone who does 200k's and up I need more than 10 hours of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,007
Posted By deep_sky

I found a leather saddle is the only thing that...

I found a leather saddle is the only thing that works for me, there are no saddles that are curved from front to back, firm, and narrow for sub 110mm apart sit-bones. Leather accommodates you no...
07-15-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By deep_sky

The past two repairs have been with JB weld. The...

The past two repairs have been with JB weld. The epoxy stays on the frame, but doesn't adhere very well to the metal, since most of the epoxy is left on teh frame and almost none on the metal despite...
07-15-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By deep_sky

Surface Preparation Question

Due to maladjustment of the front derailler, the chain has come off to the inside and jammed against the bb shell. This has of course ripped off the metal plate that is supposed to protect the frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By deep_sky

A friend has that setup, and it shifts perfectly...

A friend has that setup, and it shifts perfectly fine as far as I can see.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-15, 11:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,924
Posted By deep_sky

The only thing with Mio is that if you intend to...

The only thing with Mio is that if you intend to be on the bike for 10+ hrs, it ain't gonna last the ride. It certainly isn't the randonneur's choice. However, the strap does not work for me. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,992
Posted By deep_sky

Better to have and not need than to need and not...

Better to have and not need than to need and not have. Ride enough in the boonies that I consider it a requirement.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,024
Posted By deep_sky

I've been on Plavix, and am now on Coumadin, as...

I've been on Plavix, and am now on Coumadin, as is my best friend. Plavix (they also had me nifepidine to help relax the arteries after the surgery to remove the clot i developed in the left brachial...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,541
Posted By deep_sky

Eh most triple riders could do with a single...

Eh most triple riders could do with a single since they never shift the front and are damn near almost always crosschained even if they happen to have found the front shifter somehow. I know, I used...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By deep_sky

The stays are designed to snap when something...

The stays are designed to snap when something gets caught up by the wheel. I have caught a full on branch on my wheels, and the stays snapped immediately, followed by the rest of the fender. Nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-15, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By deep_sky

Actually Crud Roadracers are fairly decent...

Actually Crud Roadracers are fairly decent fenders for road bikes. If I had the clearance to mount them I would be using them on rainy days/wet roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-15, 11:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By deep_sky

What sort of bag support are you using there? It...

What sort of bag support are you using there? It looks like something extends from right above the rear brake caliper and supports the bag....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-15, 12:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,933
Posted By deep_sky

Good lord sir, you live in the Bay Area...in most...

Good lord sir, you live in the Bay Area...in most of it you can't throw three dead cats without hitting a hill :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-14, 12:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,039
Posted By deep_sky

Going to head up to Cañada Rd that starts up in...

Going to head up to Cañada Rd that starts up in Woodside and ends 7.5-ish miles away for some tempo intervals tomorrow. Should get about 45 miles in as I plan on doing 3 reps.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,450
Posted By deep_sky

Time dulls this partiular edge, I have found. I...

Time dulls this partiular edge, I have found. I just keep riding, and gradually my confidence comes back.
12-02-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,024
Posted By deep_sky

Well to protect your knuckles, shift the chain...

Well to protect your knuckles, shift the chain onto the large chainring so you don't impale yourself on the teeth :)
11-25-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,420
Posted By deep_sky

One of the main reasons I have switched away from...

One of the main reasons I have switched away from Conti tires for now. I got mighty sick of fatal sidewall cuts forcing me to bin a tire that has less than 500 miles on it. Been happy with my Kenda...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-14, 02:37 AM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,443,954
Posted By deep_sky

Nope, they don't work like that. Most people...

Nope, they don't work like that. Most people think that all leather saddles are hard as rocks like Brook saddles are, but the Anatomicas are very forgiving right out of the box, so the cutout does...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By deep_sky

I got a pair of handbuilt a23 wheels last year...

I got a pair of handbuilt a23 wheels last year and they had a pulse I could not get rid of, and the front track was worn down 50% after 1 year of use (about 4k miles). I had the wheels rebuilt with...
10-07-14, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,289
Posted By deep_sky

I'd have a doctor look at it. I got a PNI...

I'd have a doctor look at it. I got a PNI (perineal nodular induration) which required surgery to remove. Also called a 'third testicle' when found in cyclists, since it is more prevalent amongst...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,076
Posted By deep_sky

Lemme add a slight correction to that link to...

Lemme add a slight correction to that link to UDC's rental site: Road Bike Rental San Francisco Bay Area California (http://udcbikerental.com/) (no 's') :)
Great people to work with.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,202
Posted By deep_sky

I've done the gamut of chamois creams out there,...

I've done the gamut of chamois creams out there, and by and large they all suck. Too water soluble so only if you don't ever sweat do they actually last the ride. However, I have found one that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-14, 11:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,774
Posted By deep_sky

Yeah, dtswiss 350 freehub body gets chewed on...

Yeah, dtswiss 350 freehub body gets chewed on pretty easily by cassettes. One time I went to take off my cassette for a cleaning and ended up inadvertently removing the entire freehub body along with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-14, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,601
Posted By deep_sky

Might as well throw it away and not use one....

Might as well throw it away and not use one. Styrofoam is there for a reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,175
Posted By deep_sky

Anatomical terms exist for a reason, so that...

Anatomical terms exist for a reason, so that people can accurately identify the part or area in question. You can look up online what part of the body is named what, and get back to us, then we can...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By deep_sky

I have a Scott CR1 and I love it. Acquaintance...

I have a Scott CR1 and I love it. Acquaintance of mine has the Solace and also loves his bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,010
Posted By deep_sky

Not gonna happen *grins*

Not gonna happen *grins*
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,010
Posted By deep_sky

Some manufacturers make women's bibs like that,...

Some manufacturers make women's bibs like that, but it's really only for women who have no boobs to speak of. Once you have any boobs at all, the bra gets in the way.
06-10-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By deep_sky

It is a bad idea unless you like high 90's/low...

It is a bad idea unless you like high 90's/low 100's heat. Not only no, but hell no.
Tam is beautiful at that time of the year. Can be warm, but not like Diablo.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-14, 10:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,478
Posted By deep_sky

Just for giggles, how long is the stem and how...

Just for giggles, how long is the stem and how much you want for it? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By deep_sky

48/32

48/32
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-14, 12:18 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 27,082
Posted By deep_sky

I ride a 48/32 front and 11/30 in the back. It is...

I ride a 48/32 front and 11/30 in the back. It is quite hilly around here. I found that going from a triple to a mini-compact, I actually shift more and am in a better gear rather than grinding away...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-14, 01:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By deep_sky

I do believe Terry(the owner) will also deliver...

I do believe Terry(the owner) will also deliver your bike to you up there if you need it, since UDC is down in Los Altos. Great people. I've rented from them and they do some mechanic work and bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,940
Posted By deep_sky

Raid the dumpster behind your LBS. The foam...

Raid the dumpster behind your LBS. The foam tubing that bikes ship in is ideal for this. I have one for my Saris rack (I have the Bones RS). I stop the swaying by using what Saris calls Wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-14, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By deep_sky

I am using the blue cleats on my 105 5700 pedals,...

I am using the blue cleats on my 105 5700 pedals, they are compatible across the line.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-14, 12:42 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,877
Posted By deep_sky

I used to run a triple (50-39-26) and have...

I used to run a triple (50-39-26) and have recently converted to a mini-compact. 48x32 in the front and 12-32 and the back. Since converting to a double, I found (and noticed) that people who ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-14, 03:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,748
Posted By deep_sky

Anyone who would make me choose between them and...

Anyone who would make me choose between them and a passion I know I will have for life can escort themselves right to the curb. Life's too short to spend it with selfish people.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-14, 12:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,263
Posted By deep_sky

Yoko brake housing requires the use of a...

Yoko brake housing requires the use of a needlenose plier to shape it to go into the shifter, IME. Right now I have jagwire on the bike, and while the shifting isn't really any different from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,520
Posted By deep_sky

No, you look at look cleats and they fall apart....

No, you look at look cleats and they fall apart. I am hardly a high mileage rider, but having to go through 5 sets of cleats a year is just bs. Shimano cleats are SOOOO much better.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,443,954
Posted By deep_sky

Yeah you are more in the middle of the range, so...

Yeah you are more in the middle of the range, so you shouldn't have problems with the covers being too snug.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-14, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,443,954
Posted By deep_sky

I got a small as I wear 39.5. The weather has...

I got a small as I wear 39.5. The weather has been unseasonably warm here the past week or so, but I find these are good until the mid 50's. Below that and I am getting something more substantial out.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,443,954
Posted By deep_sky

I've had mine for a few weeks. They don't keep...

I've had mine for a few weeks. They don't keep you warm, but they keep the wind out, and they allow to you to see how much grit you ride through as it all sticks to the silicone. IF you want to keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,616
Posted By deep_sky

I have a 48/32 chainring setup, and a 12/32 rear....

I have a 48/32 chainring setup, and a 12/32 rear. Good for the occasional cliff and many nearly mountainous terrains here. I do miss my top end, but not enough to want to go back to a 50/34.
12-24-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,840
Posted By deep_sky

You are right, I meant to type small instead of...

You are right, I meant to type small instead of large :)
12-24-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,840
Posted By deep_sky

That's an awful large amount of spacers below the...

That's an awful large amount of spacers below the stem, especially if the steerer is carbon. In general, that looks like you are trying to fit too large a frame to someone.
12-09-13, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By deep_sky

I've done that, and it takes FOREVER. Next time...

I've done that, and it takes FOREVER. Next time I'll ask them to call AAA instead.
12-09-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,504
Posted By deep_sky

White Industries makes a VBC crank where you can...

White Industries makes a VBC crank where you can pick your two chainrings to be whatever you want. I am borrowing a friend's crank that has 48/32 in the front and paired with a 12/32 cassette, I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,443,954
Posted By deep_sky

Got a response, there is a small amount of smalls...

Got a response, there is a small amount of smalls on the site right now!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-13, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,443,954
Posted By deep_sky

I wish they had small in that colorway. I emailed...

I wish they had small in that colorway. I emailed them to ask when they would have the small size, but no reply as of yet.
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