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01-17-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By mihlbach

I barely ever ride a mountain bike anymore,...

I barely ever ride a mountain bike anymore, opting for these instead. The tracklocross is always fixed, while the cyclocross alternates between SS and fixed. I ride these mostly on local mountain...
01-15-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By CAT7RDR

I run a front pulsing white light full-time. I...

I run a front pulsing white light full-time.
I hope it helps with drivers seeing me when they are parked on a curb or pulling out from a driveway.
01-15-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By CAT7RDR

For the most part, my local drivers are courteous...

For the most part, my local drivers are courteous and move over when passing.
Maybe 1 in a 100 will either intentionally or haphazardly make a close pass of less than two feet.
A few in the past...
01-06-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By SoSmellyAir

An acquaintance (mother of my son's friend)...

An acquaintance (mother of my son's friend) declared pretty much the above while visiting us at home. She lumped road cyclists in with reckless teens on e-bikes and theorized that since it is...
01-06-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By skidder

I had not heard of this until I opened this...

I had not heard of this until I opened this thread. I doubt it will make any difference in driving habits. And I doubt there will be any prioritized enforcement of it either - just too much out...
01-03-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,373
Posted By Eric F

New Years Day Ride...Chaney Trail - Mt. Lowe Rd....

New Years Day Ride...Chaney Trail - Mt. Lowe Rd. to Inspiration Point. (15.5 mi, 3400'+). A long tough climb with some extended pitches above 15% in the first half, easing off to 5-6% for most of...
01-01-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,249
Posted By spelger

I am of the belief that alcohol helps to keep the...

I am of the belief that alcohol helps to keep the arteries clear of plaque. I have nothing to base that on except that I like beer, heck, I'm having a 9.5% abv I brewed a couple of months ago right...
01-01-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,249
Posted By wolfchild

I wasn't talking about eating cheeseburgers from...

I wasn't talking about eating cheeseburgers from MacDonalds and then loading up with milkshakes and desserts afterwards...I am talking about home cooking. How the meat is cooked and prepared and what...
12-27-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,373
Posted By Eric F

21mi / 3000' on the MTB with a good friend...

21mi / 3000' on the MTB with a good friend yesterday morning. It was my 4th ride in 5 days, and my legs were starting to feel a bit unresponsive. I felt like I could have done a lot more miles, but...
12-07-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,707
Posted By Eric F

It's a familiarity and personal preference thing....

It's a familiarity and personal preference thing. I feel uncomfortable when my feet aren't mechanically attached to the pedal, even on the most demanding terrain. I feel more in control of the bike.
12-04-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,707
Posted By Rolla

I can't stand hybrid pedals, so for me the choice...

I can't stand hybrid pedals, so for me the choice would be between dual-sided platforms or dual-sided clipless.

Since I have both kinds of pedal and it only takes five minutes to swap them out,...
11-22-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By downtube42

I'm absolutely not an elite anything; my focus is...

I'm absolutely not an elite anything; my focus is randonneuring and formerly some 24 hour races. In that world, it's all about keeping the level of effort sustainable, never going deep. Gearing is...
11-22-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By TMonk

I'm gonna present a dissenting opinion and state...

I'm gonna present a dissenting opinion and state that I no longer enjoy riding SS/fixed on open road or trail. I sold my Wabi about 6 months ago as well for this reason, big sad. My background is a...
11-19-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By Sorcerer

The SS effect is definitely a feature for me. ...

The SS effect is definitely a feature for me.

​I've been routinely single speed mountain biking since 2010. I can still remember that when I started out doing it, I got so fatigued that I thought...
11-15-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By stevel610

Agreed. Having to pull the bars on hills, and the...

Agreed. Having to pull the bars on hills, and the associated core workout is much more intense than spinning gears. This is partly why my SS and FG are my most used bikes.
11-15-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By wannabe_me

I agree. It’s a different game with SS or fixed....

I agree. It’s a different game with SS or fixed. I do some road with my track bike. And to keep the cadence I need to go up the hills with another kind of power. It gives a lot of variety to the...
11-13-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,373
Posted By roadfix

Went on an overnight group bikepacking trip to El...

Went on an overnight group bikepacking trip to El Capitan State Beach…. a short, 70 mile, round trip coastal ride, just north of LA....
11-12-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,373
Posted By jonathanf2

When you do get them setup tubeless compatible,...

When you do get them setup tubeless compatible, they make the ride quality that much better on a gravel bike. I can't see myself going back to tubes on wider profile tires!
11-11-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,373
Posted By Eric F

That route was so fun! The finish coming down...

That route was so fun! The finish coming down Gould Mesa and Gabrielino was rough from the recent rain, but added some great spice to the day.

The current tires are not tubeless capable, and I...
11-09-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By MoAlpha

Yep. Sodium is the only electrolyte requiring...

Yep. Sodium is the only electrolyte requiring repletion during exercise.
11-07-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,373
Posted By Eric F

Saturday... 41 mi easy tempo (Z2) out to Santa Fe...

Saturday... 41 mi easy tempo (Z2) out to Santa Fe Dam and back via So Pasadena. I did a better-than-usual job sticking to my plan of an easy pace. My legs were feeling good and wanted to unleash...
11-03-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By Eric F

That will get met with strong resistance from the...

That will get met with strong resistance from the armor-clad flocks bombing down El P.
11-02-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By Eric F

I ride a lot of those roads and trails on a...

I ride a lot of those roads and trails on a regular basis (including last night) I don't recall seeing a single sign anywhere in that system that indicates e-bikes are prohibited, and I see e-bikes...
11-01-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By Eric F

Unfortunately, at this point, there's probably...

Unfortunately, at this point, there's probably nothing you can do about that specific incident. That said, notifying the local Rangers (yes, they exist) to make them aware may help inspire a higher...
10-31-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,648
Posted By fooferdoggie

I found a full cutout causes more problems then...

I found a full cutout causes more problems then just a channel for me.
I use this service to rent saddles. free shipping both ways and the rent cost if you keep it will go towards the new saddle....
10-31-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By jonathanf2

Chino Hills State Park flat out banned e-bikes...

Chino Hills State Park flat out banned e-bikes from the trails. Personally I'm somewhat split on e-bikes. On one hand it does allow people who might have mobility issues to ride bikes, but on the...
10-31-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By veganbikes

Unless they have changed things they are using...

Unless they have changed things they are using Tektro levers. I found the levers on my touring bike to be useable but certainly a bit more blocky and didn't fit my hands well (I do have large-ish...
10-31-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By TakingMyTime

I did a quick search and that trail is in the...

I did a quick search and that trail is in the Angeles National Forest. I'd say you're going to have to call the Feds. Unfortunately unless they catch them in the act of riding around there's not...
10-17-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 271,202
Posted By djkashuba

Cranks, brakes, wheels and cages. ...

Cranks, brakes, wheels and cages.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52435363537_1643ff7c69_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nTwWL2)
Left Coast build (https://flic.kr/p/2nTwWL2) by djk762...
10-17-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By Rolla

I typically run a taller gear on FG than SS, just...

I typically run a taller gear on FG than SS, just to make descending more comfortable and controllable. When climbing, the higher gear gets me out of the saddle sooner, but I'll resume sitting as...
10-17-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,369
Posted By Rolla

Personally, I'd take a Kona Rove over any...

Personally, I'd take a Kona Rove over any gravel/all-road bike State is currently making. The shop where I occasionally work carries both brands, and it's not even about the price or components; I...
10-13-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By syckman

Turnbull Canyon in Whittier should be ok with...

Turnbull Canyon in Whittier should be ok with your SS. No shade at all though so don't head out there in the Summer heat.
10-11-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Eric F

What I found is that flat-ground speed is...

What I found is that flat-ground speed is something you just have to sacrifice in order to have a gear you can manage when things get challenging. I'm spun out at about 14mph.
10-04-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By urbanknight

Cheseboro Canyon is pretty flat if you stick to...

Cheseboro Canyon is pretty flat if you stick to the main trail along the floor of the canyon. 8 miles round trip to Shepherd's Flat and back.

Dirt Mulholland is fairly tame, but GPS mapping...
10-04-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By jonathanf2

I've come to embrace the climb! Maybe look into...

I've come to embrace the climb! Maybe look into making your SS gearing a bit more climb friendly with a bigger rear freewheel or maybe convert it to fixed? I find the fixed gear riders I ride with...
10-03-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By jonathanf2

I feel you, I'm also near the area (ER, Mt....

I feel you, I'm also near the area (ER, Mt. Washington, HLP) and no matter which direction I ride it's climbing! Besides lower gearing, I'm even using long crank lengths just to get more torque from...
10-03-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Eric F

Yes. We’ve talked 👍 Doing the Cherry climb,...

Yes. We’ve talked 👍

Doing the Cherry climb, take the right turn for Liz’s loop near the start. It is a little longer, but bypasses some of the steep pitches on the lower half. The top half, is...
10-03-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Eric F

Brown Mountain. Cherry Canyon. The Glendale...

Brown Mountain. Cherry Canyon. The Glendale Sports Complex loop is good (clockwise is easier), but if you try to link to Cherry Canyon on the ridge road, there are parts you will be walking. I'm...
10-03-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By jsigone

Chino hills state park has some flattish stuff on...

Chino hills state park has some flattish stuff on the outside and some hills in the middle. Can get allot of miles and vert there if you want. Some hike a bike maybe require if you go into the middle...
10-02-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By jonathanf2

The only other trail I can think of that would be...

The only other trail I can think of that would be worth doing on a SS is the Fullerton Loop. Though, both my gravel and my road bike are geared for climbing and I've given up on the idea of doing any...
09-26-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,230
Posted By EnzoRWD

track season is over, cross is here ...

track season is over, cross is here

https://i.imgur.com/0OurqaK.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/dni1HGi.jpg
09-16-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 271,202
Posted By tyrion

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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New tires.
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08-22-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By pdlamb

Here's an example of internet speculation at its...

Here's an example of internet speculation at its best:

I'd expect that your sealant would fix any cracks or holes in the tire. So why isn't it working? Perhaps you've still got dried sealant...
08-03-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By msu2001la

The arguments here are going to be pretty much...

The arguments here are going to be pretty much identical to the long running debate in MTB over 27.5" vs 29"....
08-03-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By Polaris OBark

The problem with 700 x 47mm is that the...

The problem with 700 x 47mm is that the tire/wheel combo has too large a diameter compared to something like 700 x 28mm, and will change the handling properties of the bike (it will become less...
08-03-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By Polaris OBark

650b wheel-sets are now considered so anti-trendy...

650b wheel-sets are now considered so anti-trendy that they are hazardous waste and are a liability.

As a favor to everyone, I am prepared to dispose of your wheel-set free of charge. All I ask...
08-03-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By msu2001la

This. The main benefit of 650b for most people...

This. The main benefit of 650b for most people was the ability to fit wider tires than they could with 700c. This is no longer a problem with most "modern" gravel bikes.
07-28-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 271,202
Posted By Germany_chris

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I’m about to go Colin Chapman on the non-racked...
07-27-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By Caliwild

Not sure it's fading away, but I just sold my...

Not sure it's fading away, but I just sold my 650b gravel bike and am keeping my 700c one... I found that the 650b wheels spin up easier but were harder to maintain speed on the flats. Just my...
07-26-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By Rolla

You will likely love it. When I built my Super...

You will likely love it. When I built my Super Professional with 650x47 it was a game changer. Now that I have four 650b bikes, I doubt I’ll ever build another with 700c.

That said, my two 700c...
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