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Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,574
Posted By mayukawa

I would love to hear which manufacturer is...

I would love to hear which manufacturer is capable of hydroforming with Ti...
10-19-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,369
Posted By mayukawa

That's a pretty small size frame. I wonder if...

That's a pretty small size frame. I wonder if some dude stole it for their gf?
10-19-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By mayukawa

I've ridden through the Broadway tunnel before...

I've ridden through the Broadway tunnel before (though not during rush hour). What I do is wait for the light to just turn red, and then I pound as hard as I can to get a head-start. Once you get...
09-24-10, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,635
Posted By mayukawa

Well, it's probably for those who totally...

Well, it's probably for those who totally disregard the law, such as blowing through stop lights/signs (even when there are other vehicles who has the right-of-way; riding at speed on the sidewalk...
09-24-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,699
Posted By mayukawa

As somebody who used to drive that commute...

As somebody who used to drive that commute (during the dot-com period), I have to say...don't do it! It was a nightmarish commute back then...though I don't imagine it would be much better these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,058
Posted By mayukawa

If they're going to allow guys in the race, they...

If they're going to allow guys in the race, they should have separate prizes for guys and girls...so that more guys can enter and can really be competitive w/o feeling guilty.
09-10-10, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By mayukawa

Rode past San Bruno this morning and still can...

Rode past San Bruno this morning and still can see smoke from around the 380 overpass toward just before downtown San Bruno. The air was calm of all days...so ended up inhaling smoke for a few...
08-17-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By mayukawa

If you want altitude, get a VDO MC1.0 (I...

If you want altitude, get a VDO MC1.0 (I recommend the wired one over the wireless one).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,834
Posted By mayukawa

One way to get more comfortable going faster...

One way to get more comfortable going faster downhill is to go with bigger tires and using a lower pressure. It just feels a lot more stable than thinner tires at high pressure (with one reason...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,392
Posted By mayukawa

It seems if they're aware of such a problem,...

It seems if they're aware of such a problem, shouldn't they use different paint or perhaps strengthen the joints to minimize flex so it doesn't crack in the first place?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By mayukawa

Sounds as if you want a 56cm frame with a more...

Sounds as if you want a 56cm frame with a more relaxed geometry.
07-14-10, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By mayukawa

Hope they catch the guy. But a 21-speed Gary...

Hope they catch the guy. But a 21-speed Gary Fisher is still worth $1,200?
07-09-10, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By mayukawa

Wow, he's speeding on the wrong side of the road...

Wow, he's speeding on the wrong side of the road when he hit and killed a cyclist...and there's no severe criminal charges??? We need some Oscar Grant-style protests...
07-09-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,943
Posted By mayukawa

OP, you can also check places like flea markets...

OP, you can also check places like flea markets (make sure it's not stolen); Salvation Army, GoodWill; and garage sales as others have mentioned; not to mention university campus police auctions at...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-10, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By mayukawa

I've used both types of pedals on my road bike...

I've used both types of pedals on my road bike (with nylon and carbon soles). For my nylon-sole shoe, I can feel a pressure point when using the MTB pedals (not good). In this case, the road pedals...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,982
Posted By mayukawa

I started with MTB also. I had around 75K miles...

I started with MTB also. I had around 75K miles on MTB before I switched over to road. It took me a few hours (or a few rides) of riding before I got used to the road-riding position. Now that I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,700
Posted By mayukawa

You can move the pulley wheels from the DA RD to...

You can move the pulley wheels from the DA RD to your Sora RD-->they're much smoother than the ones on the Sora.
06-24-10, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By mayukawa

Did he hit you from the back? Normally if wheels...

Did he hit you from the back? Normally if wheels make contact, it's typically the one on the back who falls (as the back wheel of the front bike "lifts" the wheel of the rear bike off the ground).
06-23-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By mayukawa

Good, now we have a license plate number to look...

Good, now we have a license plate number to look out for.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,284
Posted By mayukawa

I noticed a big difference when I changed out a...

I noticed a big difference when I changed out a full CrMo fork with a full carbon fork (this was on an Al bike). The carbon fork damped much better than the CrMo fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-10, 01:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,472
Posted By mayukawa

I guess it's seldom for me. I have three worn...

I guess it's seldom for me. I have three worn out 12-25 10-speed cassettes (CS-7800, CS-6600, and CS5600), and the 12-teeth cogs on them still look like new.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,881
Posted By mayukawa

Don't know about Tiagra to Ultegra, but there was...

Don't know about Tiagra to Ultegra, but there was a big difference in braking performance when I went from some ProMax dual-caliper brakes to the Dura-Ace (7800) calipers (both using KoolStop pads). ...
06-11-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,034
Posted By mayukawa

Wonder if it's the same thief in this incident: ...

Wonder if it's the same thief in this incident:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?648189-Someone-tried-to-steal-my-Yakima-roof-rack!
06-08-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By mayukawa

...and while you vote NO on 16, make sure you...

...and while you vote NO on 16, make sure you vote NO on 17 also (sponsored by Mercury Insurance). When was the last time an insurance company wants to save YOU money?
06-03-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,714
Posted By mayukawa

You really have to monitor the CL listings...

You really have to monitor the CL listings frequently to find the good deals....after all, most of the good deals can be gone with an hour! Of course if it's too good of a deal, it's probably...
04-08-10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By mayukawa

They really need to test drivers who are 65 and...

They really need to test drivers who are 65 and older each and every year to make sure they're still fit to drive. Although in this case, it wouldn't matter if that person drove with a suspended...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,518
Posted By mayukawa

There should be no difference if the carbon sole...

There should be no difference if the carbon sole is sufficiently stiff for your weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,654
Posted By mayukawa

Oh the irony...calling their bottom-end group...

Oh the irony...calling their bottom-end group Apex...
01-26-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By mayukawa

That's very, very sad! I still remember news...

That's very, very sad! I still remember news footage of what remained of John's bike after the accident...
12-18-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By mayukawa

I haven't ridden my road bike since mid-November...

I haven't ridden my road bike since mid-November (due to newborn)...not to mention hardly any exercise. I just hopped back onto my road bike yesterday to commute to work. The first few miles felt...
11-18-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By mayukawa

There are plenty of streets in SF that are quite...

There are plenty of streets in SF that are quite steep, but are probably not graded.
11-09-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By mayukawa

I can understand if cyclists going through stop...

I can understand if cyclists going through stop lights/signs if they don't impede other traffic, but many times when cyclists blow through intersections, they cut off drivers or even other cyclists...
11-05-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By mayukawa

I agree with all the comments that was already...

I agree with all the comments that was already posted on that page. That "defense" kit would be a good way to escalate an issue and get killed...
11-03-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By mayukawa

Huh? Don't those buses have headlights?

Huh? Don't those buses have headlights?
11-03-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By mayukawa

Not only pine cones are dangerous, but any round...

Not only pine cones are dangerous, but any round object on the road. It either gets shot off your tires, or it "tosses" your bike out of balance so fast, it's nearly impossible to correct.
11-02-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By mayukawa

I heard on the news they're also considering...

I heard on the news they're also considering charging pedestrians... I hardly ever drive over the GGB after they raised the toll to $5. Adding a toll for cyclists and pedestrians might mean I'll...
10-29-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,299
Posted By mayukawa

I once backup over a wheel and it warped it quite...

I once backup over a wheel and it warped it quite a bit. Being a poor college student, I took out all the spokes to see how bent it was. It was bent about 30 degrees (smooth bend, no "creases"). I...
Forum: Triathlon
10-22-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,457
Posted By mayukawa

All my running shorts have the "undergarment"...

All my running shorts have the "undergarment" already attached. I particular like my Adidas shorts-->it's so soft and light, it almost feels like you aren't wearing anything.
10-21-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,537
Posted By mayukawa

Yeah, the decals no longer are straight relative...

Yeah, the decals no longer are straight relative to the steerer tube. Just curious, how much did such a paint job cost?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By mayukawa

The only things I have worn out on my 7800 is the...

The only things I have worn out on my 7800 is the chain and cassette. If I wear the items down until they're no longer usable, then (for me) it's ~8K miles for the chain and ~$10K miles for the...
10-14-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,573
Posted By mayukawa

Updated article in the SJ Mercury: ...

Updated article in the SJ Mercury:

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_13559084

She was run over by the back trailer, no wonder the driver doesn't know he has ran over her.
10-14-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,573
Posted By mayukawa

From the SF Examiner article, it seems the rider...

From the SF Examiner article, it seems the rider is the one who made the mistake. But of course the article doesn't quote, so not sure if they got that conclusion from talking to witnesses or what...
10-14-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,573
Posted By mayukawa

Heard it on the radio this morning (though I just...

Heard it on the radio this morning (though I just read that she's killed). One thing about these big trucks is that if they hit you, they might not even notice it, because they're so massive...
10-13-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By mayukawa

I used to know a person who made trips back and...

I used to know a person who made trips back and forth between the LA area and the Bay Area...so it's possible that it might not be a scam. You can always email the seller if you're interested (and...
10-13-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,115
Posted By mayukawa

If anybody is riding today, make sure that you've...

If anybody is riding today, make sure that you've a lot of bright light on you. It was even difficult seeing other car taillights in this pouring rain. Also many of the streets are flooded with...
10-12-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,115
Posted By mayukawa

Patching the inner tubes in the pouring rain is...

Patching the inner tubes in the pouring rain is nearly impossible. Even finding the source of the leak is difficult (especially when the tires are full of dirt, glass, sand, and other debris). I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By mayukawa

You can always ride while in Europe.

You can always ride while in Europe.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By mayukawa

Price Point sells the Sette FX-3 cyclocomputer...

Price Point sells the Sette FX-3 cyclocomputer with altimeter for less than $30.
...
09-23-09, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By mayukawa

A lot of these web editors add their own junk...

A lot of these web editors add their own junk (and interpretation). IE (before 8) has a lot of non-standard code. Of course IE has so much of the market, that everybody does their pages to look...
09-23-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By mayukawa

Everything looks okay to me under Firefox.

Everything looks okay to me under Firefox.
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