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02-16-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By bikeme

Good stuff, thanks! I ride Santiago...

Good stuff, thanks! I ride Santiago Canyon/Jamboree a lot but those areas by Lake Mathews and out that way sound nice. Perhaps the former farmland/Ontario airport area I was hoping to route through...
02-16-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By bikeme

I'm just trying to make a big loop to explore the...

I'm just trying to make a big loop to explore the IE some more as most of my riding is in OC. I've ridden Carbon Canyon east, looping back thru DB and it was nice.
02-15-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By bikeme

Corona/Ontario/Pomona street help

Are any of you familiar with River Road/Archibald from Corona into Ontario and then Mission Blvd thru Ontario over to Pomona? I know S Diamondbar Blvd that Mission turns into. Are those streets I...
02-05-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By bikeme

Sell it or keep it as a spare and get another...

Sell it or keep it as a spare and get another Loam Lever or Wolf Tooth (I have both and love them). I use to have that style on a KS dropper and hated it.
02-05-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By bikeme

After seeing this, I'm going to make sure all my...

After seeing this, I'm going to make sure all my bikes' posts are well coated with grease.
01-21-21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By bikeme

Long Beach to PV route?

Friends and I tried to ride from Shoreline Village in Long Beach to PV via the LA River Trail to Anaheim St. and then to Western and then to PV. Anaheim in Wilmington was a freakin' nightmare with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By bikeme

Some trainer thru axles are not made to used off...

Some trainer thru axles are not made to used off the trainer. Saris's for one, are not. Robert Axle Project's are ones that are designed to (robertaxleproject.com) I would check with the axle mfr....
12-24-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
Posted By bikeme

My experience going from 26 to 29 is completely...

My experience going from 26 to 29 is completely different than this. The loss of agility was marginal--I did have to take slightly wider lines in tight switchbacks but that became second nature very...
12-13-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By bikeme

Check out Kyle and April's skills videos on...

Check out Kyle and April's skills videos on YouTube. He does a great job of breaking down how learn a skill. He's really gifted as a teacher--blows away most other youtube how-to people.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By bikeme

Kalloy Uno Alloy Seatpost?

How are they? I think they are a "more affordable" component brand. Are their posts decently lightweight (not expecting Ritchie, Zipp, Thompson, etc.)? Two-bolt clamp reliable and secure clamping?...
11-07-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By bikeme

I set my length so that in the big ring/biggest...

I set my length so that in the big ring/biggest cog the RD cage is a little past vertical up to 45 degrees max towards the front of the bike. I then check when in the small chainring/small cog there...
11-04-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By bikeme

Did they put a straight steerer fork into a...

Did they put a straight steerer fork into a tapered head tube? Straight steerers are an older style that work only on straight head tubes. Around 2011 or 2012-ish (I think), bikes began to use...
10-28-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,182
Posted By bikeme

Not all full-sus are SUVs--only the heavier,...

Not all full-sus are SUVs--only the heavier, gravity-focused models. My carbon 100mm travel full-sus is nimble in tight stuff and climbs fast and light. I've ridden both HTs and FSs and I like full...
10-28-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By bikeme

That's a lot to change--and a lot of money to do...

That's a lot to change--and a lot of money to do so--if you can even get things to fit. Most new components aren't compatible with that old of bike (you'd need disc brake bosses; bolt-on ones are...
10-28-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By bikeme

AQI has been very bad (rated 'very unhealthful')...

AQI has been very bad (rated 'very unhealthful') you can check current readings at w (http://aqmd.gov)ww.aqmd.gov
10-23-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
Posted By bikeme

And don't cut off the excess steerer tube (the...

And don't cut off the excess steerer tube (the tube from the fork) unless you have extreme excess (as in looks really dorky or you have way too many extra spacers stacked on top of it). At least wait...
10-23-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,905
Posted By bikeme

Not noticing that the centering washers on my...

Not noticing that the centering washers on my homemade press-fit BB press had moved off center. I ended up crushing the spacer tube inside the BB shell and then had to destroy the new BB's bearings...
10-21-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,945
Posted By bikeme

I'm 60 now and noticed a drop in MHR a year -plus...

I'm 60 now and noticed a drop in MHR a year -plus ago. I used to hit anaerobic on interval training sessions but now only get to high tempo or mid-threshold. My Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is...
10-21-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By bikeme

KS posts are fine--my first DropZone lasted 7...

KS posts are fine--my first DropZone lasted 7 years and I got a new one vs buying an air cartridge (very slow to rise, even after clean and lube). Their CS is not great--it's a small office (I've...
09-08-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,141
Posted By bikeme

I run a 2.4 in front and a 2.2 in back for XC...

I run a 2.4 in front and a 2.2 in back for XC training and racing. My wife has 2.4 on both. The 2.4 (I also used to run a 2.3 on front) floats over sand way better than a 2.1 or 2.2. Part of making...
08-13-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By bikeme

Odd mtb part?

I found this thingamajig in my parts box the other day. What is it? To help narrow a bit, it was with some things from when I bought a 2013 Kona Hei Hei mtb. ...
08-04-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By bikeme

I love my Park chain cleaner. I towel the chain...

I love my Park chain cleaner. I towel the chain after it, then shoot it with an air nozzle to get all the cleaner off. Warm, sunny days help dry it off. Once the Park cleaner with the kit ran out, I...
08-04-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By bikeme

Sealant should work, even on a sidewall...

Sealant should work, even on a sidewall pinhole--larger holes will keep opening due to flex. My friend's just did this on a recent ride and he even used a DynaPlug to help plug it--his tire started...
08-04-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By bikeme

Supposed to be 45. But when through traffic is...

Supposed to be 45. But when through traffic is flowing across, it could easily be 55 if they have the green.
08-03-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By bikeme

Left turns?

Most of my riding is in So Cal, so I'm posting this traffic question here because I'm not sure how the other States' roads are set up. Anyway, If you're going to make a left turn and there are two...
07-24-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,895
Posted By bikeme

Sorry, I don't have enough knowledge about...

Sorry, I don't have enough knowledge about equalizing those pos/neg chambers to help. Quite frankly, all ever I've done is just filled mine to X-amount of PSI when it was new or after I've serviced...
07-23-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,895
Posted By bikeme

When you say you can't use full travel, what do...

When you say you can't use full travel, what do you mean? Do you mean you can't bottom-out the fork when dropping off something? I have my bike set at 25% sag (pretty standard) and have never...
07-23-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By bikeme

Math? Who knew it's so handy?! This is a...

Math? Who knew it's so handy?! This is a wonderful application of that formula.
07-23-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By bikeme

I'm so sorry to hear about this happening to you!...

I'm so sorry to hear about this happening to you! Thanks for sharing what happened--I will need to be more careful in areas like that. I've had some close calls on sunny-then-shaded trails while...
07-23-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,856
Posted By bikeme

The Big Update! It's 6 months later (the time...

The Big Update! It's 6 months later (the time period my doctor said I had before getting my blood retested). Back in February when I started this thread, he said I couldn't affect my LDL with diet...
07-23-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By bikeme

cpach's second point is what was going thru my...

cpach's second point is what was going thru my mind--maybe the OP got ahold of a boost chainring (I'm pretty sure 2012 is non-boost) or is using or missing a spacer?
07-23-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By bikeme

So, you could do GMR/GRR but could run into...

So, you could do GMR/GRR but could run into trouble once at Baldy Village to the lifts?
07-08-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,029
Posted By bikeme

Howdy, yes--probably is shorter. It is on the...

Howdy, yes--probably is shorter. It is on the opposite (West) side of the river. They weren't clear you take it and the posted signs of Do Not Enter (valid any other time) cast further doubt to take...
07-08-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By bikeme

I had 160s F and R and upsized the front to a 180...

I had 160s F and R and upsized the front to a 180 and it's plenty. I ride XC/Trail not enduro or DH. I can tell the diff with the 180 (the max for my fork)
07-08-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By bikeme

Snug is subjective. I have a Pedro's 2-15 nM mini...

Snug is subjective. I have a Pedro's 2-15 nM mini torque wrench (my axles are labeled 10-12 nM) That taught me so I could learn by feel. Now I just use a long allen key. BTW, BikeTiresDirect.com...
07-08-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,029
Posted By bikeme

I rode it on 7/7 and there's a 4 mile (my guess)...

I rode it on 7/7 and there's a 4 mile (my guess) DG path you must ride between MacArthur and Adams. It's pretty hard packed but there are some shallow soft spots ready to take out skinny road tires....
06-30-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,926
Posted By bikeme

Is there a better than average bike crowd there...

Is there a better than average bike crowd there on July 4th? I mean that in a positive way as in like what would be at a paid organized ride a la century, metric, i.e. more fun to be climbing,...
06-30-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By bikeme

Mount Wilson?

A friend is proposing a road ride up and down it midweek...although he's ridden it, he wouldn't tell me much---hmmm? How long is it up, vert, shoulder/lane? I've done GMR/GRR and felt comfortable on...
05-27-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By bikeme

At one point, before Iron Gate St., I was at...

At one point, before Iron Gate St., I was at 46rpm and 4.4 mph, lol! I'm getting the 11-32!!
05-22-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By bikeme

Road bike gearing for So Cal mountains?

I just rode GMR/GRR to Mount Baldy with a 34/28 and was pretty good for the most part but I could tell I was working harder than similarly fit friends. Going to the ski lifts with it was brutal. I’m...
05-17-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By bikeme

Hey, Adam--thanks! Good info. Another issue--the...

Hey, Adam--thanks! Good info. Another issue--the mtb is a 2013 and it's a fine bike but I'm due for a new one (I just keep replacing drivetrain components), so investing in something that may only...
05-17-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By bikeme

Powermeter for multiple bikes?

I'm considering getting one and want to know if there's a brand/model that I can easily switch between two bikes (road and mtb). I know some are hub-based, crank arms, and others are pedals--not sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,114
Posted By bikeme

What replaced Michelin Pro4 Service Course Clinchers?

I'm confused about its replacement? Any Insight?
05-10-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By bikeme

Steve B. 's advice is very good--you need to push...

Steve B. 's advice is very good--you need to push the beads to the center, this gives you some play. When doing this, I can get most tires on with thumbs or fingers only--sometimes finishing off just...
05-01-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By bikeme

You're welcome. Pads do come in different styles....

You're welcome. Pads do come in different styles. The easiest thing to do is remove your old ones and match the part number on the back of the pad as well as visually match at your LBS or online....
05-01-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By bikeme

Got it. I've had new tubes leak where the valve...

Got it. I've had new tubes leak where the valve was moulded-into the tube body. Same with some I had in my saddle pack for a long time too. If you're getting snakebites, you should up your psi.
05-01-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By bikeme

It's not the perforations making the noise--all...

It's not the perforations making the noise--all rotors have perfs. Upgrading the brakes would get you better braking (lighter weight, crisper action/modulation) but is not the cost-effective solution...
05-01-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By bikeme

Did you originally get a flat from a puncture? if...

Did you originally get a flat from a puncture? if so, a glass shard or thorn might still be in the tire casing and giving you a slow leak puncture. Take off the tire and run a cotton ball around the...
05-01-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By bikeme

Chris, good you took it apart. I didn't, and...

Chris, good you took it apart. I didn't, and still don't, think the lock ring had any bearing on it (no pun int. lol) I find that a good lean on a flat wrench gets me 40 nM (I use a torque wrench on...
05-01-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By bikeme

I've never had that happen with my Ultegra, only...

I've never had that happen with my Ultegra, only issues at the far ends like my 11 or 28, what you're going thru sounds frustrating. When I get stuck like you are, I start from scratch:

First a...
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