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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,810
Posted By MikeEckhaus

I was really expecting the shoes at this link to...

I was really expecting the shoes at this link to be hot pink. Great shoes, but I'm disappointed by the color selections ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,253
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Just a note on "flexiness." In general, a deep...

Just a note on "flexiness." In general, a deep section wheel will be less "flexy" than a shallow wheel. The depth of the rim section will add stiffness, plus the spokes will be shorter, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By MikeEckhaus

I would say when they are physically degraded or...

I would say when they are physically degraded or if they become uncomfortable. I have a set of Specialized insoles with over 40k miles on them. They've moved between three sets of shoes through the...
06-11-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,980
Posted By MikeEckhaus

I had a triple on one of my bikes for years. ...

I had a triple on one of my bikes for years. 2006 vintage Shimano 105 shifters with an Ultegra FD. No issues at all. It might not have been as slick shifting as a modern double FD, but I never had...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,452
Posted By MikeEckhaus

I mostly like mine. Can't stick my sunglasses in...

I mostly like mine. Can't stick my sunglasses in the vent holes, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,999
Posted By MikeEckhaus

So, other than being on the other side of the...

So, other than being on the other side of the bike, what is the effective difference between a through axle lever and a QR lever? How is one more inherently dangerous?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,146
Posted By MikeEckhaus

I have good luck avoiding chemical stains with...

I have good luck avoiding chemical stains with Right Guard Sport deodorant and Banana Boat Men's sunscreen. I machine wash on delicate and hang dry all my cycling tops and bottoms. Nothing gets...
05-03-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,674
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Just last week I was hiking on a single track,...

Just last week I was hiking on a single track, and a field mouse was just sitting in the middle of the trail. It didn't move a all when I got close. I actually got a stick to poke it to see if it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 25,826
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Well, I have a couple rides in now with the new...

Well, I have a couple rides in now with the new helmet. It's really comfortable, even on today's 4 hour ride. I did feel the extra bulk compared to my Rudy Project helmet, but it was not at all...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 25,826
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Are you referring to the paired spoke wheels from...

Are you referring to the paired spoke wheels from 2006-ish? If so, I had one of those split, and it was warrantied with a newer style wheel. But, yeah, definitely a bad design. My 4 year old RXL's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 61,261
Posted By MikeEckhaus

I don't have LB wheels, so I can't directly...

I don't have LB wheels, so I can't directly answer your question. On my 45mm Flo's, there is no buzzing. There is maybe a slight whooshing at higher speeds, which I think is just normal road noise...
04-16-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Definitely doing the Baldy stage. They have both...

Definitely doing the Baldy stage. They have both the men and women racing on Baldy that day, so extra bonus spectating! We usually go to the first KOM point, watch everyone go by, then get lunch and...
04-16-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,657
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Most cars I see on the trail are very well...

Most cars I see on the trail are very well behaved. It's us cyclist who blast through the one stop sign near the end of the trail. Of course there are bad apples. just like you see on the rest of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 25,826
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Since Trek had 20% off on just about everything...

Since Trek had 20% off on just about everything that wasn't a bike, I ordered one of the $150 ones for $120. It was very comfortable on my head in the store, more so than many other helmets. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By MikeEckhaus

As above, yes. To track mileage between bikes,...

As above, yes. To track mileage between bikes, just set each bike up as a different "activity profile." I have 2 road bikes and a mountain bike, so I have set them up separately and named them in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By MikeEckhaus

It's probably not anything to do with the wheel. ...

It's probably not anything to do with the wheel. The disc is attached to the hub directly, and the hub is not going to deflect much from pedaling forces. It most likely is flex in the bike frame...
01-31-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,301
Posted By MikeEckhaus

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Saw one of these in the sun last weekend,...
01-23-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By MikeEckhaus

I second the recommendation for these guys. They...

I second the recommendation for these guys. They are right in Scottsdale and have many different rental options for whatever kind of riding you want to do. They also have a bunch of routes that...
11-14-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By MikeEckhaus

When it gets windy like it's been, I just switch...

When it gets windy like it's been, I just switch to the mountain bike and play in the dirt. Much less affected by the wind on a heavy bike at low speeds. Plus, lots of places to ride that are...
10-30-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,192
Posted By MikeEckhaus

I use Bontrager RL cages on all three bikes. A...

I use Bontrager RL cages on all three bikes. A couple of the cages have been mounted for years. No failures, never lost a bottle. Lots of colors available, although mine are all black. The...
10-16-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,109
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Count me as another fan of the Park boot. They...

Count me as another fan of the Park boot. They are not super sticky, but the inflated tube seems to hold them in place against the tire really well. I had a slice about 2/3 as bad as the OPs. Mine...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,639,064
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Not hot for two reasons. 1) The head tube doesn't...

Not hot for two reasons. 1) The head tube doesn't line up with the rest of the bike. Always line everything up per the posted guidelines for photos. 2) Sloppy cable routing. On the plus side, the bar...
09-11-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Sorry, I missed that. Probably comes down to...

Sorry, I missed that. Probably comes down to your preference in tire size then. Can you test ride them both?
09-11-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,507
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Painting a freshly stolen bike is something that...

Painting a freshly stolen bike is something that used to happen daily where I used to work. But, in this case, it wasn't someone stealing bikes from their owners, it was that the factory was huge,...
09-11-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Since you mentioned that you like the full...

Since you mentioned that you like the full suspension feeling, then the Fuel might be better. It pretty much just depends on if you want a short(er) travel front/hardtail or a mid-travel dual...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 178,236
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Coming up on 20,000 miles on mine (Domane, but...

Coming up on 20,000 miles on mine (Domane, but same seat clamp and BB), and the seat clamp never moved at all for me. I float between 195 and 200 pounds, so I should be a fairly good stress test. ...
08-30-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,536
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Got my pass today. No line at all. In an out in...

Got my pass today. No line at all. In an out in less than 15 minutes. It's just unfortunate that they don't have hours that a lot of people can deal with.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By MikeEckhaus

So every time you want to switch, you'd have to...

So every time you want to switch, you'd have to reroute (and probably buy?) new cables and bar tape? Plus, if one frame does turn out to be disc, then you would need a second group set anyway. Get a...
07-16-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By MikeEckhaus

There are some really great rides you can do from...

There are some really great rides you can do from there. You can do almost completely flat on MUPs or try some really steep climbs or just rolling hills or any combination. If you come off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,468
Posted By MikeEckhaus

I agree with the masses here. I have some good...

I agree with the masses here. I have some good quality alloy rims and some blingy 45 mm deep carbon rims on a fairly high end carbon frame. The aluminum wheels actually ride a little bit softer...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By MikeEckhaus

I've had good luck with a few different...

I've had good luck with a few different companies. About 10 years ago, I had an aluminum Specialized Rockhopper start to split at the top tube after several years of use. New frame, no hassle...
05-21-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,707
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Love to. I did the last one. But, sadly (not...

Love to. I did the last one. But, sadly (not really, actually) I will be in Hawaii at that time, off the bike but blowing lots of bubbles at the fishies.
04-20-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,701
Posted By MikeEckhaus

I like the way my DT Swiss hubs (in Bontrager RXL...

I like the way my DT Swiss hubs (in Bontrager RXL and other wheels) sound. They use a double saw tooth instead of sprung pawls. Not silent, but pretty quiet. When they get louder, it's time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By MikeEckhaus

I think it's a Domane 4.5, not a 6.2. The 4...

I think it's a Domane 4.5, not a 6.2. The 4 series has that color scheme, the same seat post, instead of the seat mast that the 6.2 has, and external cable routing. It's a great bike, but not a 6...
03-23-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,647
Posted By MikeEckhaus

The XC bike is certainly an option, which is...

The XC bike is certainly an option, which is exactly why I am asking. My particular XC bike is somewhat heavy, with a dual suspension and, obviously, flat bars. I was thinking it might be fun to...
03-22-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,647
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Where to gravel ride in OC

The n+1 bug is biting me. I've been intrigued by all the new, reasonably priced gravel bikes. I have two road bikes and an XC mountain bike, which all get used. Where, other than maybe Blackstar...
03-21-18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Not very windy at all. Slight headwind on the way...

Not very windy at all. Slight headwind on the way out became a nice tailwind on the way back.
03-20-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Today I did the figure 8 loop that oogabooga...

Today I did the figure 8 loop that oogabooga suggested. Fantastic route, thanks for the suggestion. And there was pie at the end. The 10 percent fun for the first mile and a half of Mesa Grande was...
03-18-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By MikeEckhaus

That looks like a fun route. Does that get all...

That looks like a fun route. Does that get all the way to the top of Palomar? What is the approx total elevation gain?

Never mind, I mapped it out. Looks like about 5500 feet. Perfect weekday...
03-17-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By MikeEckhaus

What's a good route to do Palomar but have the...

What's a good route to do Palomar but have the total ride be maybe 50 miles or so? Thinking of Tues or Wed this week coming up.
01-30-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Thanks. I'll check these out. I have friends...

Thanks. I'll check these out. I have friends about two blocks from the downtown station, which is why I'm headed that way.
01-29-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Best route from Torrey Pines to downtown SD?

What's the most bike friendly route to the San Diego train station? I've done the Amtrak Century, and there were a few miles of pretty crowded roads without bike lanes prior to getting near the...
Forum: Southwest
11-21-17, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,119
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Thanks to this thread, I rented a Domane from AOA...

Thanks to this thread, I rented a Domane from AOA and did the 50 mile ride discussed above. AOA was great, they adjusted anything I wanted on the bike and provided a great route sheet. The ride was...
11-10-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,097
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Annoyingly, there was no pie involved. I started...

Annoyingly, there was no pie involved. I started a little later than I wanted, and I wasn't sure how much time it would take to come back down, so I inhaled a Clif bar in Julian, and rode back. ...
11-09-17, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,097
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. I did...

Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. I did OJH to 78 to Wynola Road to Farmers. Parts of 78 were a bit dicey on the way up, but the cars were really courteous for the most part. Wynola and...
11-08-17, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,097
Posted By MikeEckhaus

So, is that just Old Julian Hwy until it hits 78,...

So, is that just Old Julian Hwy until it hits 78, then take 78/79 to Wynola Road until it hits 78 again and take Banner Road into Julian? Can I just take 79 back out of Julian to Old Julian Hwy? ...
11-08-17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,097
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Viewing San Elijo Hills Chris Cool Bridge Loop |...

Viewing San Elijo Hills Chris Cool Bridge Loop | MapMyRide (http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1850760656/)


I did find this one just hunting around on mapmyride.com Seems to be quite...
11-08-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,097
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Thanks, that's really helpful. I would love to...

Thanks, that's really helpful. I would love to ride out towards Julian, but I don't want to get squished on some narrow, busy road. I wouldn't mind a narrow, not busy road.
11-07-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,097
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Hi all, I'm from the OC, but I am going to be in...

Hi all, I'm from the OC, but I am going to be in San Diego for a day on Thurs and have the afternoon free. Looking for a 40-50 (ish) mile ride. Some climbing is ok. I've done a bunch of coastal...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By MikeEckhaus

It often helps to quiet the pads if you toe them...

It often helps to quiet the pads if you toe them in a bit. The forward edge of each pad should be slightly closer to the when than the rear most edge. If you know how to adjust pads, you can get...
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