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08-20-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,369
Posted By jimincalif

I remember BITD, my 1970 Varsity derailleur had...

I remember BITD, my 1970 Varsity derailleur had ball bearings in the pulleys. When I got my American Eagle Semi-Pro with Suntour, those pulleys just had a bushing, so I swapped them, and they each...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,432
Posted By jimincalif

I bought a Niner RLT RDO gravel bike 3 years ago....

I bought a Niner RLT RDO gravel bike 3 years ago. I have 38mm gravel tires on the OEM wheels and bought a set of November RCG36 carbon wheels running Schwalbe Pro One 30mm for road riding. Works...
08-21-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,176
Posted By jimincalif

As a SoCal native for all my 62 years, I...

As a SoCal native for all my 62 years, I sympathize, we always live with the danger, but for most of us it is something that only happens to others. Where I live in OC is not a very risky area, but...
08-05-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,837
Posted By jimincalif

Yeah, the numbers game. I do it too, adding a...

Yeah, the numbers game. I do it too, adding a loop around the neighborhood to reach an even number or a metric. A couple of weeks ago I did a route that would be almost 80 miles, so I added enough...
07-31-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,310
Posted By jimincalif

Probably half that group is grateful for the...

Probably half that group is grateful for the break and a chance to recover while you regroup. But most of them would never admit it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By jimincalif

I use Orange Seal in my Schwalbe Pro One road...

I use Orange Seal in my Schwalbe Pro One road tires. IME Stan’s is good up to about 40 psi, Orange does better with higher pressures.
07-06-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,691
Posted By jimincalif

That will do it. Normally I have oatmeal and a...

That will do it. Normally I have oatmeal and a banana at least one hour before riding. For me this is usually enough for up to 60 miles and 2,500 ft or so. I carry a Clif Bar, sometimes I eat it,...
06-27-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By jimincalif

Did a little Strava art today: ...

Did a little Strava art today:

https://www.strava.com/activities/3679964220

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,615
Posted By jimincalif

I fill them about 2/3 full and put them in the...

I fill them about 2/3 full and put them in the freezer on their sides tipped up slightly. Then just before departure I fill them the rest of the way with cold water. Gives me water available right...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,615
Posted By jimincalif

Last month I noticed a damaged section on my...

Last month I noticed a damaged section on my front tire (tubeless), it was holding air so I continued on my planned route, but it started spraying sealant on a descent. I was able to stop and give...
06-16-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,204
Posted By jimincalif

I also have the Schwalbe G-One All Arounds in 38...

I also have the Schwalbe G-One All Arounds in 38 on my Niner RDO and have been pretty pleased with them. They roll faster on pavement than I expected.
05-24-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By jimincalif

Iím now in Meridian, ID. Had to escape...

Iím now in Meridian, ID. Had to escape California for a bit. Did my third ride during this visit today out to Lucky Peak State Park and back, just under 55 miles. Absolutely beautiful day for it.
05-19-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,406
Posted By jimincalif

I have three tiers of flat protection with my...

I have three tiers of flat protection with my tubeless - (1) sealant, (2) DynaPlugs and (3) inner tube.

I have never used the inner tube. I've used DynaPlugs 4 times. If they didn't work I'd...
05-14-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,685
Posted By jimincalif

Shimming the rotors was easy. FYI my hubs are...

Shimming the rotors was easy. FYI my hubs are Stans Neo on the OEM wheels and DT Swiss 350s on the RCG 36 wheels. Once I mounted the rotors on the RCGs and put them on the bike, the outside pads...
04-23-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,986
Posted By jimincalif

I'm pretty much the same size except for the...

I'm pretty much the same size except for the weight, I do have a couple of back issues and sciatica. The pain comes and goes, sitting, standing too long, and walking (sometimes) triggers it. The...
04-22-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,192
Posted By jimincalif

I have 3 DT hubs and use Super Lube synthetic...

I have 3 DT hubs and use Super Lube synthetic grease on them. Seems to work fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,305
Posted By jimincalif

I believe youíre right on the bacon strips, Iíve...

I believe youíre right on the bacon strips, Iíve not used them. I have heard they can work their way out of the tire. The DynaPlugs have a brass tip that stays in the tire. As I said, my last tire...
03-12-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,384
Posted By jimincalif

I met her at the Solvang Century last year, she...

I met her at the Solvang Century last year, she was there with her bike and talking about the whole process. She said that lots of riders could train for the physical challenge, but to go this fast...
03-11-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,399
Posted By jimincalif

I wouldn't call it rage riding for me, but it is...

I wouldn't call it rage riding for me, but it is mind clearing. Works for me with both riding and sailing, I can get my head totally into it, and temporarily let go of all the other stuff that's...
03-05-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By jimincalif

The only time I had random racket on some cogs...

The only time I had random racket on some cogs and not others, my lock ring was not fully torqued. But you said you already checked that.

If you put it on one of the noisy cogs and then look...
02-24-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,828
Posted By jimincalif

You have to go to CP, main entrance at Harbor Dr....

You have to go to CP, main entrance at Harbor Dr. and get a pass, good for a year. Need to take a real ID. They have info on their website. Personally I just ride I-5. Itís a bit noisy unless you...
01-18-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,019
Posted By jimincalif

1 and another on the way!

1 and another on the way!
01-15-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By jimincalif

"A few minor knee twinges" may or may not be...

"A few minor knee twinges" may or may not be related to the crank length, but interesting you say this occurs only on the longer cranks? I have read several things in the last few years that suggest...
01-09-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,301
Posted By jimincalif

I have the G-One all-arounds in 38mm on my gravel...

I have the G-One all-arounds in 38mm on my gravel bike, and I'm running tubeless. My riding on them was probably about 80/20 road/dirt until I got a separate wheelset for road tires.

For your...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,539
Posted By jimincalif

When I was in a training clinic with an actual...

When I was in a training clinic with an actual coach, he had us target low 70s for climbing and 90 for steady/flat. I still use this as a guide, on long climbs I will tend to vary it a bit by...
12-16-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,122
Posted By jimincalif

Some people are into that. Whatever floats your...

Some people are into that. Whatever floats your boat, consenting adults and all that! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,992
Posted By jimincalif

Dynaplugs have a brass tip on the rubber bit to...

Dynaplugs have a brass tip on the rubber bit to facilitate insertion. The brass bit stays in the tire and might also work as a barb to resist the plug coming back out of the tire. They say there is...
11-27-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,994
Posted By jimincalif

Glad to hear youíre feeling good!

Glad to hear youíre feeling good!
11-20-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,315
Posted By jimincalif

Like the doc, I have both. Canít say that Iíve...

Like the doc, I have both. Canít say that Iíve spent much maintenance time on either. I have carbon rims with the discs, AL with the rims brakes. Happy with both in dry weather. Not keen on rim...
11-12-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,949
Posted By jimincalif

What works for me is riding with other people. I...

What works for me is riding with other people. I joined a couple clubs to meet other riders, but also will arrange ad hoc rides with others. If Iíve told someone I will be there, then I go, when it...
10-10-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By jimincalif

Yeah, what bbbean said. 105 sounds pretty high...

Yeah, what bbbean said. 105 sounds pretty high for tubeless. I weigh about 197#, I run about 78 rear and 64 front on 30mm tires.
09-16-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,210
Posted By jimincalif

From everything Iíve read and my own experience,...

From everything Iíve read and my own experience, standing is less efficient than smooth seated pedaling, so what youíre experiencing isnít unusual. I stand to give other muscles or my butt a break,...
09-16-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,325
Posted By jimincalif

I bought November Bicycles RCG36 wheels (carbon)...

I bought November Bicycles RCG36 wheels (carbon) as my second set for my gravel bike. I use the OEM Stanís wheels for off road and the RCGs on road, but I could go the other way if I chose.

Both...
09-12-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,403
Posted By jimincalif

Thatís a good thing, not a problem! Hills are an...

Thatís a good thing, not a problem! Hills are an opportunity to improve fitness, you need to train and build up, hills are a great way to do this. There are lots of different approaches to...
09-11-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,005
Posted By jimincalif

Back when I was first road riding, circa 1971 and...

Back when I was first road riding, circa 1971 and 13 years old, I hung out a lot at the LBS. IIRC the ownersí names were Jerry and Duane, they were absolute saints for putting up with me. At least...
09-08-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,966
Posted By jimincalif

I bunny-hopped my bike today. Descending Dump...

I bunny-hopped my bike today. Descending Dump Hill on Santiago Canyon Road westbound there is a nasty bump where heaved asphalt meets concrete at one of the toll road intersections. Having just...
09-08-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,966
Posted By jimincalif

Stunning scenery. Glad you had a good ride. We...

Stunning scenery. Glad you had a good ride. We should round up a group to do this one. So many rides, so little time!
09-04-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By jimincalif

I popped a Dynaplug into my tire last night,...

I popped a Dynaplug into my tire last night, worked great, sealed the hole immediately and there is no sealant weeping from it overnight. Will see how it holds up. I'm guessing I've got maybe...
08-27-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,668
Posted By jimincalif

I had one on a Weds morning, Thursday night I...

I had one on a Weds morning, Thursday night I went to my "torture clinic" working out for 90 minutes on a stationary bike and my own bike on a trainer. No problems.
08-27-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,605
Posted By jimincalif

:thumb::thumb:

:thumb::thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,932
Posted By jimincalif

Well, by actually seeing/trying the bike you...

Well, by actually seeing/trying the bike you confirmed the correct size and color preference. So not a complete waste of time. Being able to see and touch the product are the few advantages bricks...
08-19-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,809
Posted By jimincalif

This is not new here is SoCal. Back in 1976...

This is not new here is SoCal. Back in 1976 traffic planners re-purposed a general use lane on the Santa Monica freeway to be a carpool lane. It was a public relations disaster and lasted just 21...
08-17-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,150
Posted By jimincalif

If you are going to stick with road cycling, then...

If you are going to stick with road cycling, then NO, you absolutely did not over buy. I ride a 2008 Roubaix, when I bought (used) it I was 220#. Now almost six years and 35,000 miles later, I am...
08-01-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,991
Posted By jimincalif

Indeed, but good ol' PhotoJoe started the...

Indeed, but good ol' PhotoJoe started the tradition, so we should honor it! And they make more sense than Shimano's groupset model numbers!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,046
Posted By jimincalif

I have SPD-SLs on my road bike and SPDs on my...

I have SPD-SLs on my road bike and SPDs on my gravel bike (which also sees a lot of road time). Not much difference really. I have the double-sided SPD pedals so I don't have the pedal upside down...
07-18-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,765
Posted By jimincalif

Iíve had good luck using gaffer tape inside a...

Iíve had good luck using gaffer tape inside a tire to boot it when there is just a bit of damage to the cords. Think of a much stronger duct tape. Use a couple layers, if itís just a small screw hole...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,519
Posted By jimincalif

Yeah. Who was it who said something like ďif the...

Yeah. Who was it who said something like ďif the product is free, you are the product.Ē
07-04-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,246
Posted By jimincalif

Fun day on GMR. My first time riding up to the...

Fun day on GMR. My first time riding up to the ski lifts, and I made it. Due to time constraints needing to get back for a family July 4 party we came back via Mt Baldy Rd and Baseline. Riding...
07-03-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,374
Posted By jimincalif

Congratulations! Nice when hard work is rewarded.

Congratulations! Nice when hard work is rewarded.
06-28-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,779
Posted By jimincalif

Good result, if slow. In addition to a 2nd...

Good result, if slow. In addition to a 2nd (gravel) bike with two wheelsets, I have a backup rear wheel for my road bike too. And always have a couple of new tires in inventory too, along with a...
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