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03-10-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,928
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I had to take it easy for about 2 weeks. ...

I had to take it easy for about 2 weeks. Couldn't stop coughing at night. Didn't know what kind of flu it was. It bypassed the sinus and went straight to the lungs. Never had one like this...
03-10-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 987
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Run a lock to the bike from a permanent fixture. ...

Run a lock to the bike from a permanent fixture. Maybe run a bolt into the concrete
Should not be visible when the garage door is open. Maybe hang it from the ceiling above the garage door view...
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Looks like the same frame set that I have. 1999...

Looks like the same frame set that I have. 1999 Litespeed Classic with polished finish. Not the original fork
02-28-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I have both k-edge and barfly out front mounts. ...

I have both k-edge and barfly out front mounts. After 3 barfly mount warranty claims for breakage at the clamp hinge, I gave up and bought another K-edge mount
02-25-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,288
Posted By Secret Squirrel

i have used water based 303 Aerospace protectant...

i have used water based 303 Aerospace protectant on bicycle tires and brake hoods with no issues with wet or dry traction. Probably same stuff as the 303 tire dressing. I have noticed a significant...
02-05-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Nice, this is the sister bike of mine. I have...

Nice, this is the sister bike of mine. I have the blue version of this one which I purchased in 1986. Mine has SLX tubing with the decal near to top of the seat tube.
02-03-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,793
Posted By Secret Squirrel

wouldn't it be an expensive ticket, since a...

wouldn't it be an expensive ticket, since a bicycle is treated like a motor vehicle?
Forum: Commuting
01-18-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I just smile and wave. Drives them insane

I just smile and wave. Drives them insane
01-06-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 167,888
Posted By Secret Squirrel

SICURO TITANIUM BOTTLE CAGE, color matched to...

SICURO TITANIUM BOTTLE CAGE, color matched to other components (seatpost, hardware, stem spacers etc.)...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,162
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I have the same setup (Wahoo Bolt) and my false...

I have the same setup (Wahoo Bolt) and my false positives seem to be in the same places along my commute. It appears that the security light sensors near some buildings trigger these "ghost" cars to...
12-12-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By Secret Squirrel

If you know how chrome plating stacks up on a...

If you know how chrome plating stacks up on a steel part, it makes it easier to address. Chrome is the "clear coat" over the shiny nickel. The rust creeps from the steel base to the micro-fractured...
12-11-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I have been running the Lynskey 27.2 x 400 25...

I have been running the Lynskey 27.2 x 400 25 setback seat post with no issues. It uses the single bolt ENVE clamp. The post has a slight bit of flex and has been comfortable. Somewhat like my...
12-10-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Looks like padded closed cell tape that used to...

Looks like padded closed cell tape that used to isolate the battery shrink wrap from the components. Keeps the battery pack from rattling in the case.
11-28-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 49,923
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I looked at the last thread that he contributed...

I looked at the last thread that he contributed and I am not clear on why his exit was initiated.
He has cut his direct links to his other sites, but he leaves a fairly distinct fingerprint on the...
11-25-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 49,923
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I really enjoyed his content and contributions,...

I really enjoyed his content and contributions, but was personally shocked when he came out of nowhere swinging punches against my morality when I showed my newly acquired "bicycle flask".
I didn't...
11-15-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 188,915
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Revised Fizik saddle Varia mount to use the...

Revised Fizik saddle Varia mount to use the "Garmin Varia Quarter-turn to Friction Flange Mount Adapter". Removed GoPro provision and a little sanding. It now locks the light in...
11-08-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,793
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Low Beam/High Beam/pulsing low beam (for longer...

Low Beam/High Beam/pulsing low beam (for longer run times). If you have too many modes, it become tedious to cycle through the modes to find the one you want.
I like the option to hit a remote...
11-07-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By Secret Squirrel

A reed switch requires a magnet to trip it. You...

A reed switch requires a magnet to trip it. You can hear the "pling" when a magnet comes within range. All of my ANT+ sensors (Wahoo, Cateye, and Garmin ) have a unique address to pair to.
10-29-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Secret Squirrel

its usually an oil port cover

its usually an oil port cover
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,544
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Don't forget that even with unlimited amounts of...

Don't forget that even with unlimited amounts of LED lights front and rear, you can be almost invisible from the side profile at a T intersection. I see a rise in amber side running light options...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I have used external battery headlights with a...

I have used external battery headlights with a wired remote. I like the remote so that I can jump between High beam to low beam.

I wanted the same capability for my helmet light. I moved toward...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Bontrager has an ANT+ lighting capability with...

Bontrager has an ANT+ lighting capability with remote. Cateye has their Sync Core lights. Garmin Lights are ANT+ and a remote is available. All of these are lights with their own built in battery.
10-28-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Secret Squirrel

The RTL510 transmits/receives under 2 ANT+...

The RTL510 transmits/receives under 2 ANT+ protocols (Light "LGT" and Radar "RDR" ANT+). The Edge 520 comunicates with RDR and LGT. Its been dropping the LGT connection intermittently and the RDR...
10-25-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I have had the RTL 510 with my wahoo element bolt...

I have had the RTL 510 with my wahoo element bolt and the garmin edge 520 for about 2 months Much better with the wahoo element bolt. No issues with connection dropouts with the Bolt. Some...
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,043
Posted By Secret Squirrel

bring a mask or bandanna

bring a mask or bandanna
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,043
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I was starting to taste the air earlier this...

I was starting to taste the air earlier this morning in Marina Del Rey.
10-16-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 222,544
Posted By Secret Squirrel

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-15-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 222,544
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I will look at it when I get home. It was from...

I will look at it when I get home. It was from Marshalls for about $69
10-15-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 222,544
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Thumbs...

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10-09-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Catalina Express also launches from Long Beach. ...

Catalina Express also launches from Long Beach. It is at the end of the 710 riverbed trail
10-09-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 222,544
Posted By Secret Squirrel

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-07-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I am not sure that I would be comfortable riding...

I am not sure that I would be comfortable riding a saddle where the rails could be snapped in by hand. My understanding is that an arbor press is used to install the rails for the original assembly.
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,887
Posted By Secret Squirrel

https://www.planetbike.com/store/bottle-blinky-bik...

https://www.planetbike.com/store/bottle-blinky-bike-side-light.html
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09-30-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Performance bike was a different company with the...

Performance bike was a different company with the original owners. Stores like Supergo, REI, and small local shops used to carry Boutique brands. REI carried Rodriguez, Santana, and Tommasini. ...
09-26-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Golden Saddle Cyclery Los Angeles. Small shop...

Golden Saddle Cyclery Los Angeles. Small shop with unique inventory.
09-23-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 188,915
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I wanted to mount a RTL 510 as close to the...

I wanted to mount a RTL 510 as close to the saddle as possible. The Fizik ICS mount is a ICS to CatEye and the Garmin portion is the stock RTL 510 Mount. The ICS to Garmin Varia adapter was a 3D...
09-22-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,121
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I purchased one when they came out. Good design,...

I purchased one when they came out. Good design, but bad materials. They used a hard plastic for the quarter turn mount (PS or Abs) It feels like you are about the rip off the mount on your Garmin...
09-20-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,729
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Are you looking for the "paint" color code? Even...

Are you looking for the "paint" color code? Even that is difficult due to the paint suppliers tend to have their own color code based on their formulation. If you change paint suppliers, they build...
Forum: Foo
09-19-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,721
Posted By Secret Squirrel

In the 80"s I worked at REI. Hyundai marketing...

In the 80"s I worked at REI. Hyundai marketing staff came in and purchased several thousand dollars of camping equipment. They filmed their commercial and returned the used equipment for a full...
09-17-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,941
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Looks like a torsional failure near the...

Looks like a torsional failure near the welded/brazed cable fitting. Do you have any pictures of the top tube?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,108
Posted By Secret Squirrel

+1 bring Inside. One hand on the top tube and...

+1 bring Inside.
One hand on the top tube and hand the cash/card to the clerk with your other hand.
07-31-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 167,888
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Growlering seatpost

Since the flask I purchased didn't have a secure method of attachment, I replaced it with a "mini" growler that attaches with a fidlock mount. Now it's insulated and carbonation...
07-12-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,012
Posted By Secret Squirrel

No ethereal solution to this question. ...

No ethereal solution to this question.
Something I was taught by my wife was to "clean up after myself immediately", regardless of how late or my disposition.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Secret Squirrel

shoe...

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06-27-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,803
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Maybe it will fit in the "BontragerUniversal...

Maybe it will fit in the "BontragerUniversal Repair Stand Adapter" or similar?
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06-27-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By Secret Squirrel

I recently removed a 10 year old piece with no...

I recently removed a 10 year old piece with no issues. It was 3M protection tape scraps from a automotive clear hood protection piece. No residual adhesive or discoloration. You would not know it...
06-25-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Have you tried to lube the front quick release? ...

Have you tried to lube the front quick release? Creaks are hard to localize.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,826
Posted By Secret Squirrel

It took a while. I am glad that it was...

It took a while. I am glad that it was thoughtfully composed.
06-19-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,004
Posted By Secret Squirrel

it's all going to plan. seraphim is in the...

it's all going to plan. seraphim is in the garden, whispering....
06-17-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,004
Posted By Secret Squirrel

Man: Look, I CAME HERE FOR AN ARGUMENT, I'm not...

Man: Look, I CAME HERE FOR AN ARGUMENT, I'm not going to just stand...!!

Mr. Barnard: OH, oh I'm sorry, but this is abuse.
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