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02-03-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,709
Posted By Ray R

By themselves I'm sure they are fine if that's...

By themselves I'm sure they are fine if that's what you like, but the times I've encountered them on public group rides they have been a menace.
12-13-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By Ray R

I have bought bikes on domestic eBay as well as...

I have bought bikes on domestic eBay as well as on eBay.it, eBay.at (Austria), and eBay.uk. Never had a problem.
12-13-13, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,999,273
Posted By Ray R

Phil Wood cogs for my Phil flip-flop track hub:...

Phil Wood cogs for my Phil flip-flop track hub: 16 and 18 x 1/8.
11-20-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,242
Posted By Ray R

I use a NOS Campagnolo caliper and lever. Looks...

I use a NOS Campagnolo caliper and lever. Looks clean and works fine.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,867
Posted By Ray R

For my unborn Bill Holland path racer,...

For my unborn Bill Holland path racer, Cinelli/RaphaNYC bar tape, black with pink highlights off eBay. Most expensive bar tape I ever bought. I wasn't about to lose that auction!
10-18-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,488
Posted By Ray R

Just finished number 31, a 1989 Colnago Master...

Just finished number 31, a 1989 Colnago Master Ibex MTB restoration. Number 32 is being built right now by Bill Holland. I'm selling a his/hers 1970s Schwinn Continental pair in metallic root beer...
09-12-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,950
Posted By Ray R

Bullhorns on the Fisher Gemini MTB and chrome...

Bullhorns on the Fisher Gemini MTB and chrome Nitto steel drops on the track tandem.
Forum: Commuting
09-12-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,727
Posted By Ray R

It's only "hep" if you declaim poetry, listen to...

It's only "hep" if you declaim poetry, listen to Bird Parker and John Coltrane, and read Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg. Otherwise, it's just fashion.
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Ray R

Saw him race at Worlds in LA in 2005. I was there...

Saw him race at Worlds in LA in 2005. I was there all four days. That was the most fun I've ever had at a bike race.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 130,305
Posted By Ray R

Intentionally Jerry Browned by a small utility...

Intentionally Jerry Browned by a small utility pickup this morning at 6:30 on the way in. Buzzed with less than a foot of clearance, lit up like a Christmas tree in April. Driver pulled into a local...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,013
Posted By Ray R

I was set in my ways before the invention of...

I was set in my ways before the invention of pedal systems. Being a track rider, I still use clips and straps on road and track as well as for commuting. On the track I use double straps. I've seen...
04-19-13, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ray R

Hallo Wolf! I hope you enjoy your stay in the...

Hallo Wolf! I hope you enjoy your stay in the U.S. I studied at the Goethe-Institut in Staufen im Breisgau and at the Uni in Heidelberg in the '70s during the RAF years. It was pretty exciting. I...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,955
Posted By Ray R

1989 Olmo CX with handlebar bag, rear panniers,...

1989 Olmo CX with handlebar bag, rear panniers, and Bluemels Club Special fenders. 28 mm Schwalbe Marathon tires.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,396
Posted By Ray R

48 mph down Texas St. (14% grade) in the dark at...

48 mph down Texas St. (14% grade) in the dark at 5:45 am. 35 mph on my fixed gear path racer.
03-21-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 697,463
Posted By Ray R

Rapha + Paul Smith merino wool long sleeve jersey!

Rapha + Paul Smith merino wool long sleeve jersey!
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ray R

Isn't having the perfect wife a wonderful thing?...

Isn't having the perfect wife a wonderful thing? For our 20th anniversary, I'm being measured for a bespoke Bill Holland titanium frame. All I had to do was supply an equivalent value in high quality...
03-15-13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By Ray R

Kill someone with a car, it's misdemeanor...

Kill someone with a car, it's misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. Kill someone with a bike and it's a felony? What's the difference?
03-15-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,750
Posted By Ray R

Cali is a city in Colombia where the Pan American...

Cali is a city in Colombia where the Pan American Games were held. It has a velodrome. "OC" stands for "Orangutan County."
03-08-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 519,202
Posted By Ray R

I always wear a helmet when I ride. My brain is...

I always wear a helmet when I ride. My brain is my second favorite organ.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,113
Posted By Ray R

My wife and I have 29 operational bikes between...

My wife and I have 29 operational bikes between us, soon to be 30 again when I take delivery of a bespoke Bill Holland titanium path racer to replace the ti path racer that cracked at a drive side...
02-25-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 63,461
Posted By Ray R

I appreciate the efforts of San Diego Police...

I appreciate the efforts of San Diego Police officers who go out of their way to counsel or even to cite scofflaw cyclists who make us all look bad in the eyes of the public. Salmon, sidewalk riders,...
02-25-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,911
Posted By Ray R

It's ironic that drug cheat Vinokourov who has...

It's ironic that drug cheat Vinokourov who has also been identified as a race fixer was allowed to compete in the London Olympics and take a road race gold medal back to Kazakhstan. It's only fair...
02-25-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 63,461
Posted By Ray R

Police see a driver or cyclist with earphones in...

Police see a driver or cyclist with earphones in both ears, they write a ticket. That's how it works, and rightly so. Distracted drivers and cyclists who can't be bothered to be aware of their...
02-22-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 63,461
Posted By Ray R

I've been riding for 49 years and have never been...

I've been riding for 49 years and have never been bothered by wind noise. The windiest place I've ever been is Cape Blanco on the Oregon coast. Wife and I had to lay our touring rigs down and pull...
02-22-13, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By Ray R

Many bikes in my collection are fitted with the...

Many bikes in my collection are fitted with the old Avocet wire mounts. Whenever I find old Avocet 30s and 31s at veloswaps or on eBay, I buy them. I probably have six or seven on bikes and sitting...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,293
Posted By Ray R

2005 Worlds in LA was the most fun I've ever had...

2005 Worlds in LA was the most fun I've ever had at a bike race!
Replies: 33
Views: 1,293
Posted By Ray R

That's awful news. Travis Smith and the Canadian...

That's awful news. Travis Smith and the Canadian National Team boys used to visit us in San Diego before HDC was built in Carson. They are really great people.

Our kids know what it's like to have...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 130,305
Posted By Ray R

Beatnik? No, Herb Caen coined that one as a...

Beatnik? No, Herb Caen coined that one as a derogatory put-down. Hippie? No, same author, same intent. What's the next addition to our lexicon?

My commute was 31 degrees this morning. I could...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ray R

I frequently shop in the Hillcrest district of...

I frequently shop in the Hillcrest district of San Diego where there are no laws, merely suggestions. Dogs, cats, rabbits, weasels, birds, you name it, are allowed inside food handling establishments...
02-05-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By Ray R

Last Tuesday on the way home from work I had a...

Last Tuesday on the way home from work I had a terrible inner thigh cramp that stopped me while riding up the last climb. When I got home it felt like a pulled muscle, so I quit riding for the week....
12-20-12, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,784
Posted By Ray R

That's sad to hear. We've lost almost all the...

That's sad to hear. We've lost almost all the wild places in SoCal. I'll miss MTB rides on Del Mar mesa as well. Too bad they couldn't have saved a little more from the Vogon bulldozers.
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By Ray R

Oh, no! He is the best source Stateside for track...

Oh, no! He is the best source Stateside for track parts!
Forum: Commuting
12-20-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,964
Posted By Ray R

On my early morning commute as well as on the...

On my early morning commute as well as on the daylight return trip there is no such thing as "too bright," especially since two commuters have been killed on my route during the past 11 years. I...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,718
Posted By Ray R

Handwash with whatever surfactant suits you and...

Handwash with whatever surfactant suits you and lay flat on top of the washer or dryer to dry for a couple of days. Do not try to hand launder your expensive Savile Row four button suit!
Forum: Commuting
12-20-12, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By Ray R

I always wear a base layer under wool and never...

I always wear a base layer under wool and never have an issue with odors. My wool jersey is drying on top of the monitor as I type this. As long as it's clean, wool should remain stink free for...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-12, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ray R

I like to give non-sequitur responses. Sometimes...

I like to give non-sequitur responses. Sometimes I just laugh, that really stirs their chili. Occasionally I burst into song. That often de-fuses the hostility and we both end up laughing. Once a...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,056
Posted By Ray R

98 degrees in September of this year. Drank a lot...

98 degrees in September of this year. Drank a lot of water. It wasn't that bad. The climb home was in shadow at 4 pm, so it cooled down noticeably there.
Forum: Commuting
12-20-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,109
Posted By Ray R

Bill lives in San Diego where I ride. I see him...

Bill lives in San Diego where I ride. I see him all over town. He's instantly recognizable from quite a distance. Sometimes he comes into my LBS. He's a great advocate for cycling and a super nice...
12-20-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,270
Posted By Ray R

Let's hope so. He should have known better than...

Let's hope so. He should have known better than to send a piece off to the printer without having someone proofread it first.
12-20-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ray R

I have three Magicshines facing forward as well...

I have three Magicshines facing forward as well as a Light & Motion Arc Li-Ion. The switch on the Magicshine 1600 (MJ-872) got wet and the light stopped working for a few days. Magicshine refused to...
12-20-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,784
Posted By Ray R

Artesian Rd. is all paved now? Last time I rode...

Artesian Rd. is all paved now? Last time I rode it 14 years ago it was unpaved and washboarded, still ridable on a road bike. I have some great memories of peaceful pre-dawn rides to RB with tule fog...
12-20-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Ray R

My grandfather was born in SLO in 1905. I love...

My grandfather was born in SLO in 1905. I love riding that stretch of Hwy 1 from SLO to Carpinteria. After Ventura it's no fun any more, so I usually get on the train in SB and get back to SD on the...
12-20-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ray R

I have two great rain bikes and appropriate...

I have two great rain bikes and appropriate clothing, including waterproof insulated shoes, so I ride to work in all conditions. Last Thursday, however, i didn't make it and nearly drowned. The...
11-27-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,536
Posted By Ray R

At my LBS I purchased an aluminum bike mount with...

At my LBS I purchased an aluminum bike mount with three tracks to receive fork mount bolts. It fits the rear cargo space perfectly and I can take two bikes with front wheels removed inside my 2001...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,473
Posted By Ray R

Several of the neighborhood kids ride to school;...

Several of the neighborhood kids ride to school; one has even developed an interest in riding a fixed gear. I am the only employee who rides to work. One out of 200 = one half of one percent.
10-30-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 16,861
Posted By Ray R

That is exactly what I'm using. I was a little...

That is exactly what I'm using. I was a little concerned about what law enforcement might think of this arrangement until an SDPD cruiser pulled up next to me at a stoplight. At first I thought I was...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By Ray R

I use Power Grips on all my MTBs, including the...

I use Power Grips on all my MTBs, including the Colnago Master with Schwalbe Marathons and fenders I use for commuting during catastrophic flooding.
10-30-12, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,229
Posted By Ray R

I have the previous version of the Thule spare...

I have the previous version of the Thule spare tire mounted rack on my 2001 RAV4. It capably carries both a huge touring tandem and a light track tandem with no problems. I have taller than OEM tires...
10-30-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,987
Posted By Ray R

On the track it is considered rude to jump on...

On the track it is considered rude to jump on someone else's wheel or paceline unannounced. For example, when I'm motorpacing a rider on the track, that rider does not want to discover another rider...
10-30-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 16,861
Posted By Ray R

Buy a small red 12 volt 3 LED emergency vehicle...

Buy a small red 12 volt 3 LED emergency vehicle strobe from a mail order like AW Direct. At your local hobby store buy a 9.6 volt 1200 mAh remote control toy battery and a female Molex no-solder...
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