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08-21-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By CACycling

Back in the Saddle

After five years of minimal saddle time (as in, low double digit annual mileage), the diagnosis of diabetes has me rediscovering the joy and benefits of cycling. Finished the fifth week with back to...
08-21-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By CACycling

I managed to mate one of these: ...

I managed to mate one of these:
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09-13-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By CACycling

I’d look at condition, not age. If they aren’t...

I’d look at condition, not age. If they aren’t hard and aren’t cracking, use them.
06-22-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 37,205
Posted By CACycling

Font is painful. Going to miss BF.

Font is painful. Going to miss BF.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,732
Posted By CACycling

I like this one: ...

I like this one:
https://www.amazon.com/Third-Eye-Helmet-Bicycle-Mirror/dp/B0012OKA6M/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1466525019&sr=1-4&keywords=Third+Eye++Bicycle+Mirror...
06-21-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,272
Posted By CACycling

Smoother, lighter tire will make a bit of a...

Smoother, lighter tire will make a bit of a difference. Well worth trying.
06-20-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,812
Posted By CACycling

These are my better half's rides: ...

These are my better half's rides:
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1992 Diamond Back Ascent EX, 2000 Diamond Back Wildwood, 2006 Fuji Finest 1.0 and 2011 Fuji Cross 3.0
06-09-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By CACycling

It is not that precise of a process. Being...

It is not that precise of a process. Being within a few mms is fine. Just get it close (steerer tube needs to be a bit below the top of the stem), set preload and tighten the stem.
06-02-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By CACycling

Plastic Bike Cycle Bicycle Bottom Bracket Triple...

Plastic Bike Cycle Bicycle Bottom Bracket Triple Cable Guide with Bolt Brand New | eBay...
06-02-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,965
Posted By CACycling

Multi-Tool 6" Adjustable Wrench (most used tool...

Multi-Tool
6" Adjustable Wrench (most used tool - just never on my own bike)
Quick Link
Spare Tube
Patch Kit (for the second flat - it happens)
Pump
Nitrile Gloves
05-31-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By CACycling

Maybe buy a trashed shifter and rob the part? ...

Maybe buy a trashed shifter and rob the part? Cheaper than a new one.
05-31-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,761
Posted By CACycling

I just make sure my wife always has one bike more...

I just make sure my wife always has one bike more than I do.
05-31-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,350
Posted By CACycling

As the spindle length is mostly determined by...

As the spindle length is mostly determined by crankset not the frame, choose your new crankset and get the appropriate length BB for it.
05-11-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By CACycling

I've led a few informal rides (about 20 miles...

I've led a few informal rides (about 20 miles with a stop in the middle for breakfast). Have had everything from teens to people in their 60s. Average pace was usually around 10MPH and everyone,...
05-03-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By CACycling

They are tough to beat on a lot of items as long...

They are tough to beat on a lot of items as long as you hit the free shipping price. Bought my wife an entry-level set of SPD SL pedals (R540s) and they were the same price as ordering just the...
05-03-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By CACycling

Good tire but, unless you are in a hurry, order...

Good tire but, unless you are in a hurry, order them from Pro Bike Kit (they take a few days longer to arrive). Add a couple of tubes to meet the free shipping:

Continental Gatorskin Folding...
05-03-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,991
Posted By CACycling

Wishing you all the best! My aunt and uncle...

Wishing you all the best! My aunt and uncle moved into assisted living in Prescott a decade or so ago (at about your age) and really love it. Met lots of great people that watch out for each other....
05-03-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By CACycling

Well played!

Well played!
Forum: Commuting
05-03-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,045
Posted By CACycling

I like everything except the seat post clamp. ...

I like everything except the seat post clamp. That looks like it could damage a post. Improve that (2 piece hinged clamp maybe?) and it would be tempting.
04-27-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,370
Posted By CACycling

The rim is Alex, what is the hub?

The rim is Alex, what is the hub?
04-26-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,905
Posted By CACycling

Looks like it would take a Park FR-1.2. Just...

Looks like it would take a Park FR-1.2. Just insert it into the splines, put a long wrench on it, hold the wheel and unscrew (or, as I like to do on freewheels that have been there a while, give the...
04-25-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,112
Posted By CACycling

I've got Superflash Turbos on all of our bikes...

I've got Superflash Turbos on all of our bikes and they do make a difference. Even during the day (as I've been told by a number of motorists). Use rechargeable AAAs and you're set. I typically...
04-21-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,542
Posted By CACycling

I said that for years and finally did it. Can't...

I said that for years and finally did it. Can't believe I waited. It really is that good.
04-20-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By CACycling

Around 2010, I purchased two NIB 1992 Diamond...

Around 2010, I purchased two NIB 1992 Diamond Back Ascent EXs. The 18 year old tires were like new and showed no ill effects from the years of storage. Just pumped them up and they, and the tubes,...
04-20-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By CACycling

Years ago, I was certified as a driving...

Years ago, I was certified as a driving instructor at work. One of our key points was to drive offensively, not defensively. The difference we were trying to get our students to grasp was that...
04-20-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,611
Posted By CACycling

It sounds like you are purchasing a new crankset...

It sounds like you are purchasing a new crankset and asking if the left arm typically comes with it. If this is the question, yes, the left arm is part of a crankset and would be included if...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By CACycling

My sons both used their bikes a lot at college...

My sons both used their bikes a lot at college even when they had a car available to them. Avoiding the hassles of parking and the cost of fuel were the major reasons. Older son is now in Denver...
04-18-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By CACycling

Congrats!

Congrats!
04-18-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,718
Posted By CACycling

That's interesting. I don't have a lot of miles...

That's interesting. I don't have a lot of miles on them yet but put some GP4000S II tires on one of my wife's bikes last week and they seem like a softer compound. It will be interesting to see the...
04-18-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,718
Posted By CACycling

I switched from Gatorskins to Conti GP 4 Seasons...

I switched from Gatorskins to Conti GP 4 Seasons (like you, wanted to try something different) and have been happy with them.
04-18-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By CACycling

I've got two sets of the new style. I used two...

I've got two sets of the new style. I used two layers of the 21mm Velocity tape and was able to install Continental Grand Prix 4000S II folding tires without needing levers. I used Velo plugs on the...
04-14-16, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By CACycling

Probably. Without knowing what kind of wheels or...

Probably. Without knowing what kind of wheels or how bad the damage is, it's hard to say. Pics would be very helpful.
04-14-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By CACycling

Frequency trumps distance especially when...

Frequency trumps distance especially when beginning. Just ride often and the miles will come.
04-14-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By CACycling

+1 The pic is clearly a CF frame. Even says it...

+1 The pic is clearly a CF frame. Even says it on the seat stay.
04-14-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By CACycling

The specs you are giving are not for the bike you...

The specs you are giving are not for the bike you are picturing. The bike you picture is a full carbon frame. I would not clamp anything to it.
04-13-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By CACycling

LBS (local bike shop) is a good choice. Shift...

LBS (local bike shop) is a good choice. Shift and brake cables haven't changed much (other than materials and coatings) so you can use the new stuff on your bike (only thing to make sure of is...
04-13-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By CACycling

I have a pair of Vittoria MSGs that are a few...

I have a pair of Vittoria MSGs that are a few years old. They are quite roomy (actually put insoles in them to tighten the fit a bit - and I do not have narrow feet - not sure if all of their shoes...
04-13-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By CACycling

I'm guessing the wheel is rated for that. ...

I'm guessing the wheel is rated for that. Figuring about 60% of weight on a road bike is on the rear wheel, that would mean the wheel would support 60% of your weight + 60% of bike weight.
04-13-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By CACycling

What you are looking to remove is the entry point...

What you are looking to remove is the entry point for an internally-routed cable and probably separate from the hanger. Not sure how you'd remove that (or why). RD hangers are made frame-specific. ...
04-12-16, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,402
Posted By CACycling

Just filed my papers for July 7. 39 years of...

Just filed my papers for July 7. 39 years of facilities maintenance and the time feels right. The week after I'll be taking a bunch of teenagers to summer camp. Should be a great start to the next...
04-12-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By CACycling

Measure the one you have then you'll have the...

Measure the one you have then you'll have the exact dimensions for the hub you are building.
04-11-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,564
Posted By CACycling

My 2 cents. Make sure the bike fits. Make sure...

My 2 cents. Make sure the bike fits. Make sure it is lubed, tuned and adjusted properly. Slap a cheap cyclocomputer on it. Ride the heck out of it. When the computer shows you've logged a...
04-06-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By CACycling

Changing a crank usually entails adjusting the FD...

Changing a crank usually entails adjusting the FD (best to just start at the beginning and set up the FD as if it was new). Also, does the new crankset recommend the same length BB as the old one? ...
04-04-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,757
Posted By CACycling

This '89 Unvega Range Rover I rehabbed for a...

This '89 Unvega Range Rover I rehabbed for a friend had Exage Country (with thumb shifters) on it so '90ish is about right.

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03-30-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,781
Posted By CACycling

When I got back into cycling after a long hiatus,...

When I got back into cycling after a long hiatus, it was on this 1986 Diamond Back Ascent:
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It was really comfortable and got me riding more often and further than I'd expected. And It...
03-29-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By CACycling

+1 I was at your weight and rode low spoke count...

+1 I was at your weight and rode low spoke count wheels for years with no issues.
03-28-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,758
Posted By CACycling

Mine arrived Friday (A23s on Ultegra hubs) and...

Mine arrived Friday (A23s on Ultegra hubs) and they are nice. Well packed, inside of box flap signed off by person who tensioned and trued them. Only did a quick test ride after getting them on the...
03-24-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,531
Posted By CACycling

To reuse spokes, the old and new rim would need...

To reuse spokes, the old and new rim would need to have matching ERDs. You need measurements from both rims to know if that is the case.
03-23-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,034
Posted By CACycling

If you already have the brakes, why not build the...

If you already have the brakes, why not build the bike and see if the function is acceptable? If you don't like the feel, you can easily change them out and aren't out anything but a little time.
03-21-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By CACycling

Thanks. Assumed so but haven't mixed them before...

Thanks. Assumed so but haven't mixed them before so thought I'd ask.
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