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05-15-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,438
Posted By keithdunlop

Anytime!

Anytime!
05-14-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,438
Posted By keithdunlop

I totally agree, in fact, you can see the Morro...

I totally agree, in fact, you can see the Morro Rock from Highway 46 on a clear day. I just thought the poster featured the rock in a very predominate way that didn't say "Cambria" to me as a local....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 215
Posted By keithdunlop

I've worked with both CX Ray and Laser spokes. I...

I've worked with both CX Ray and Laser spokes. I prefer CX Ray spokes because I can control the amount of twist-up better while building a wheel. I had a very hard time keeping Laser spokes untwisted...
05-14-21, 03:08 PM
05-11-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By keithdunlop

Yes, radial lacing.

Yes, radial lacing.
05-11-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By keithdunlop

Dumb hub lacing question of the week.

So I'm waiting on delivery of some new rims with DT Swiss 240s straight pull hubs. How does one lace the front hub - do you have to take the end caps off to run the spokes through?
...
05-09-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By keithdunlop

Bladed spoke cross ties?

I'm repairing a wheel for a friend and the non-drive side rear wheel has this little plastic cross ties at the spoke crossing. They have become brittle with age and a couple have broken.

Are they...
04-16-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By keithdunlop

Same setup here, although I'm running Microshift...

Same setup here, although I'm running Microshift which I like a lot. The 46 gets me up the 12% grades when traction isn't great, and I can cruise the 40x11 when speed is needed on the flats.
04-14-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By keithdunlop

Thanks!

Thanks everyone! I got the matching Soma carbon fork with a 43mm rake. It provides the trail that the bike currently has that I'm already comfortable with.
04-14-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By keithdunlop

Yah, this is what I've discovered after more...

Yah, this is what I've discovered after more research as well. The Ibis Hakka for example is a true gravel bike and has a 72 degree HT and it's paired with the 50mm rake fork. I'm thinking that my...
04-13-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By keithdunlop

Gravel bike fork rake recommendation.

I'm upgrading the fork on my Soma and I'm looking for rake advice. I have a choice between 43mm vs. 48mm. The head tube angle is 73. The bike is setup as a fast commuter with occasional weekend fire...
04-12-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By keithdunlop

I thought about it, but the center-pull brakes...

I thought about it, but the center-pull brakes were a turn off. I used a Fog Cutter disc instead and set it up for dual duty as a commuter and gravel bike.

Soma just released a new a new Fog...
04-12-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,144
Posted By keithdunlop

This. My gravel bike is setup with 1 cm higher...

This. My gravel bike is setup with 1 cm higher stem height and 1 cm shorter reach than my road bike.
04-11-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,438
Posted By keithdunlop

I have a very brief cameo in the 2019 after-ride...

I have a very brief cameo in the 2019 after-ride video at minute 1:09. The interviewer asked me something in Italian that I didn't understand, so I talked about the weather! Had I understood the...
04-07-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,438
Posted By keithdunlop

Are there modern pads that provide better...

Are there modern pads that provide better performance, like K-Swiss perhaps?
04-06-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,438
Posted By keithdunlop

I rode a 1988/89 Bottecchia in my first Eroica,...

I rode a 1988/89 Bottecchia in my first Eroica, and while it might have technically "violated" the '87 rule, as others have stated, it's more about the spirit of the era. I also built new wheels from...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By keithdunlop

Fsa

FSA compact bars meet your requirements. That said, you're never going to find a bar that has 31.8mm across the entire top. That'll be just the clamp area.
03-24-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By keithdunlop

The size of the deformation in the second image...

The size of the deformation in the second image looks concerning. I wouldn't ride that wheel until you have inspected by your LBS.
03-24-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By keithdunlop

Point taken. I bought 303 and 304 lengths.

Point taken. I bought 303 and 304 lengths.
03-23-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By keithdunlop

Odd DT Swiss spoke calculator rounding.

I'm building up a new set of MTB wheels with 350 straight pull hubs and XM 481 rims and have always used the DT Swiss spoke calculator with great success. This time I'm getting odd rounding...
03-22-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,438
Posted By keithdunlop

As a San Luis Obispo resident, I can confirm we...

As a San Luis Obispo resident, I can confirm we most definitely do NOT consider ourselves to be part of SoCal! Although, the Governor's office thought so when they set up the COVID regions.
03-09-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 31,591
Posted By keithdunlop

Eroica CA, September 12, 2021

The Eroica website is now showing a ride date of September 12, 2021.

Time for a new thread?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,693
Posted By keithdunlop

That's always when I replace tires - I usually...

That's always when I replace tires - I usually get around 2,000 miles on the GP5000s.
03-03-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By keithdunlop

Do you have an REI or similar outdoor store...

Do you have an REI or similar outdoor store nearby? Some basic MTB shorts with a liner sounds like what you want.

If you do get back into riding more frequently, I will say that quality cycling...
03-03-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By keithdunlop

Probably not worth $600.00

Often times people selling durable goods such as cars or bikes attach an "emotional" value to the item based their subjective impression of worth. People with a personal attachment to an item...
03-03-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,845
Posted By keithdunlop

I prefer solo, or a very small group of friends.

I prefer to ride solo for a variety of reasons:

I pick my route from my home and ride at my pace.
I don't hold people up for punctures or mechanicals.
I generally don't trust the skills of...
03-03-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,803
Posted By keithdunlop

That's the only complaint I have about my Silca...

That's the only complaint I have about my Silca Pista pump, it can be unstable, and at 6'1" I find it a bit short. Never occurred to me to mount it to a base - great idea!
01-19-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By keithdunlop

On a new build, I do it with the bars off the...

On a new build, I do it with the bars off the bike. Get the levers as level as you think they are, then set the bars on a flat table. Any wobble will indicate uneven brake lever placement.
01-18-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By keithdunlop

I'm the "why" camp. Headsets generally don't...

I'm the "why" camp. Headsets generally don't require frequent servicing anyway, so I don't see the point or the logic of pounding out the cups. Unless the races are pitted or there is evidence of...
01-18-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,654
Posted By keithdunlop

The Beast, The Emperor and The Milkman

Currently reading this:


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01-15-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,140
Posted By keithdunlop

I put this together from a mixture of new and...

I put this together from a mixture of new and used parts, including hand building the wheels, for about $1,700.
...
01-15-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,140
Posted By keithdunlop

While the bike qualifies for Eroica rides that us...

While the bike qualifies for Eroica rides that us "privileged" folks take part in, there's nothing preventing someone from riding the bike other times. I ride my vintage Bottecchia all the time -...
01-15-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By keithdunlop

I still have an old tub of Campagnolo Special...

I still have an old tub of Campagnolo Special Grease that I use all the time. Still works great!
...
01-11-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,799
Posted By keithdunlop

Since 1984

I grew up in Los Angeles and got the cycling bug following the US success at the 1984 Olympic Games (which sadly we now know was fueled by, legal at the time, blood doping).

I'm 55 now, so that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By keithdunlop

Kask

I moved from Giro Atmos to a Kask Protone. I didn't realize just how poorly the Giro fit my head before I tried the Kask. The Kask sits a bit lower and feels more fully in contact with my entire...
01-04-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 3,508,068
Posted By keithdunlop

Thanks! I do believe that cycling is part style,...

Thanks! I do believe that cycling is part style, part function. As an Eroica participant who loves the beauty of cycling, style is inevitably a criteria in any new build.
01-04-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 3,508,068
Posted By keithdunlop

I totally agree - I prefer the look of the steel...

I totally agree - I prefer the look of the steel fork and crown with the straight head tube, and the ride quality is superb.
12-30-20, 07:24 PM
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Views: 3,508,068
Posted By keithdunlop

I might swap out for the carbon fork which still...

I might swap out for the carbon fork which still seems to be available.
...
12-30-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 3,508,068
Posted By keithdunlop

Sourcing parts was a nightmare. And, I think I...

Sourcing parts was a nightmare. And, I think I got the last frameset - it was only available at Modern Bike and they're showing "out of stock" for everything Soma across the board now. DT Swiss hubs...
12-30-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 3,508,068
Posted By keithdunlop

I tried to find a matching red fork but couldn't...

I tried to find a matching red fork but couldn't find one anywhere. In the end I figured the black would look fine with the black drivetrain and finishing.
12-29-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By keithdunlop

Threaded vs. threadless steerer on a new build.

I'm starting the planning for a new steel road build and I have a choice between a frame with a traditional threaded steerer vs. a more modern threadless. I already have a vintage build that's...
12-29-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 3,508,068
Posted By keithdunlop

Not complaining, it just took a while to accept...

Not complaining, it just took a while to accept that I could be happy on a 24.5 pound bike after being spoiled by my speedy 17 pound carbon aero bike.
12-28-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 3,508,068
Posted By keithdunlop

Thanks so much for that! I've put the bike...

Thanks so much for that! I've put the bike through its paces since then with some gnarly gravel rides and she rides like a dream (and is now very dirty). There is a video of her maiden ride on my...
12-07-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,368
Posted By keithdunlop

Paint jobber.

This. I took the fork from my Bottecchia to a paint jobber and they created a custom mix to match the paint right down to the 40-year-old oxidation. If you can't find a paint jobber, ask your local...
12-02-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 31,591
Posted By keithdunlop

Great to see a new bike shop opening -- I always...

Great to see a new bike shop opening -- I always said that I would love to run a small vintage bike shop in my retirement.

As for Eroica CA, I would agree that Fall 2021 seems most likely. Until...
12-02-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 3,508,068
Posted By keithdunlop

Soma Fog Cutter

Recently finished a new Soma Fog Cutter build. It's intended as primarily a daily commuter once I get a rack delivered, but it's a terrific gravel ride as well.
...
11-22-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By keithdunlop

Thank you all very much (even Mr. Stewart) --...

Thank you all very much (even Mr. Stewart) -- question resolved.
11-21-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By keithdunlop

Ummm . . . what? :foo:

Ummm . . . what? :foo:
11-21-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By keithdunlop

Inline barrel adjusters for mechanical road discs?

SRAM recommends that when road levers are used with mechanical road disc brakes that inline barrel adjusters be installed to "remove cable slack." Road levers don't have the built in adjusters that...
11-17-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By keithdunlop

There are disc bikes out there that still use...

There are disc bikes out there that still use QRs. I just bought a new Soma Fog Cutter frame & fork. It's a QR disc brake frame and the front dropouts are definitely front-facing. I think Surly's...
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