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Forum: Southeast
12-28-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By haaseg

Swanee, GA red light runner (near Home Depot/Target)

Wow. People bemoan the high casualty rate of cyclists in Southern Cal, but if this is the way you ride in GA you'll have us passed in no time.

If you were the idiot on the Cervelo in an orange...
10-05-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,240
Posted By haaseg

What you do, is you go into CL and you make a...

What you do, is you go into CL and you make a search for the thing you want, and then you copy the resulting URL from the browser. Then you open google reader (http://www.google.com/reader), click...
10-04-12, 12:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,240
Posted By haaseg

Here is my '83 Trek 720. The outdoor picture was...

Here is my '83 Trek 720. The outdoor picture was taken a few months ago - right at the point where Maple Springs Road turns to dirt.
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09-28-12, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,049
Posted By haaseg

So I ended up taking my wheel up to "the Hub" in...

So I ended up taking my wheel up to "the Hub" in Long Beach and gave them a small donation for use of their tools. I was able to get both cones off. I over-tightened the cone I had removed enough to...
09-28-12, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,049
Posted By haaseg

Agreed, but the crescent wrench isn't really the...

Agreed, but the crescent wrench isn't really the nature of my problem.

I wonder why no one markets an adjustable cone wrench though... I've seen a home-made version, but the cost/time factor...
09-28-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,049
Posted By haaseg

Thanks. I may take you up on your offer if I...

Thanks. I may take you up on your offer if I can't find something local (read: more immediate).

I have a followup question. There is no lock nut, only the cone. The cone itself has the male...
09-28-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,049
Posted By haaseg

19mm cone wrenches?

I got a set of older Trek MTB rims from someone and they cleaned up quite nicely on the outside but the slots for the cone wrench are really far apart. I have pairs in 13mm through 16mm and the 16mm...
08-08-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,751
Posted By haaseg

Was at their Tustin store on Sunday and overhead...

Was at their Tustin store on Sunday and overhead the salesperson tell some lady about the different between 700 centimeter tires and 26 centimeter tires. The lady's accent betrayed her as "not from...
08-06-12, 05:36 PM
Replies: 51,821
Views: 6,869,161
Posted By haaseg

This Miyata 1000 may be pricey, but I thought...

This Miyata 1000 may be pricey, but I thought these were sought after and this one looks pretty much all original including front and rear racks. The guy dropped from $450 to $350 in 24 hours so you...
08-04-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7,037
Views: 716,031
Posted By haaseg

This is up Maple Springs Truck Trail right before...

This is up Maple Springs Truck Trail right before it becomes dirt. All the go fast boys on their carbon bikes stop at the gate at the top of Silverado Canyon Road. Maple Springs is a bit of a climb,...
08-01-12, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By haaseg

Definitely OCRebels as the others have suggested....

Definitely OCRebels as the others have suggested. They have a great variety of routes on both Sunday and Saturday. Really there's a ride for everyone. A nice enough group that I frequently take my...
07-31-12, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By haaseg

I put the red cloth table on one of my bikes in...

I put the red cloth table on one of my bikes in March and it was faded to a light pink on the tops of the bars within a couple of months - maybe 1200 miles later. I did notice that a substantial...
07-27-12, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,831
Posted By haaseg

What interests me about that Trek, is that: a.)...

What interests me about that Trek, is that:
a.) your bars and saddle are even, whereas a lot of folks enjoy a bit of a drop between the saddle and bars (like 2-5cm)
b.) Given how high the seat and...
07-27-12, 10:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,103
Posted By haaseg

I always just let the computer calculate the...

I always just let the computer calculate the average. I never put too much thought into how it's math works. Funny thing is, the longer the ride, the more that calculated number seems to gravitate...
07-25-12, 12:51 AM
Replies: 17,607
Views: 2,733,982
Posted By haaseg

The Fixte Mixte?

I don't think I've ever seen a fixie like this one:


__________ WOMEN'S FUJI SINGLE SPEED ROAD BIKE | 48CM | MADE IN JAPAN - $90 (carson)

Date: 2012-07-24, 11:57AM PDT
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07-21-12, 12:11 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,666
Posted By haaseg

Not a very hard choice since I only own one C&V...

Not a very hard choice since I only own one C&V bike. Still have a lot of work I want to do on this one but I love the way it rides.
07-19-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By haaseg

No, you are not obligated to support any LBS....

No, you are not obligated to support any LBS. However, if you enjoy the LBS, think it's a good LBS, and would suffer if the LBS went out of business, then you should support them by spending money...
07-18-12, 11:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,715
Posted By haaseg

You can find that purple-white tape here:...

You can find that purple-white tape here: http://www.fubarbicycleproducts.com/fubarpvccellfoamhandlebartape.aspx

In the color drop-down choose purple/wht fade.
07-18-12, 11:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,715
Posted By haaseg

With the way my Red Newbaum's cloth bar tape...

With the way my Red Newbaum's cloth bar tape faded, I'm going to come out and say you're going to get a white purple fade anyway :rolleyes:
07-18-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By haaseg

I'm pretty sure the MSRP on those tires is...

I'm pretty sure the MSRP on those tires is $74.99, so I'm guessing you bought them at full price plus tax and the shop put them on for you for free. Yes, you can get them for much cheaper on the...
07-15-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,438
Posted By haaseg

I think the term everyone is looking for is...

I think the term everyone is looking for is "inertia". Inertia is affected by mass. The more inertia you have, the less affected you are by resistance. Think about the amount of breaking power that...
07-15-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By haaseg

I recently took my Trek 720 on the Saturday...

I recently took my Trek 720 on the Saturday morning group ride. Everyone else had modern carbon, mostly dura-ace. My bike was coming in over 10lbs heavier than most. Kept up with the group for 55...
07-11-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,041
Posted By haaseg

I agree with the general assessment that 1st Gen...

I agree with the general assessment that 1st Gen Dura Ace (mentioned in the OP subject) was definitely period correct. As this bicycle was "assembled" new with Dura Ace, you definitely have the right...
07-07-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By haaseg

GP4000s. 1 flat, 3500 miles. Prior to that I was...

GP4000s. 1 flat, 3500 miles. Prior to that I was flatting all the time.
06-30-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,291
Posted By haaseg

I'm suddenly confused over this "King of the...

I'm suddenly confused over this "King of the Mountain" thing. I thought the polka dot jerseys were for climbers, not descenders...
06-29-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,843
Posted By haaseg

This is contradictory. You are saying that due to...

This is contradictory. You are saying that due to the camera angle, you cannot tell how bad the damage in the first picture is - it looks like it's just paint. But then, even given the camera being...
06-29-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,843
Posted By haaseg

I start to feel resistance when it is sticking...

I start to feel resistance when it is sticking straight out. My usual MO is to close it, tighten the nut until it starts to bite, then open the QR and give the nut another half turn before closing...
06-29-12, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By haaseg

I wouldn't ride that. It probably wouldn't blow...

I wouldn't ride that. It probably wouldn't blow out on it's own, but I wouldn't trust it to hold up as well as a normal tire hitting an unseen pothole, rock, or other piece of debris.
06-29-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,843
Posted By haaseg

The QR Skewer I'm using is actually came with the...

The QR Skewer I'm using is actually came with the wheelset, and they had over 2500 together on another bike, so I'm fairly confident they work as a pair.

I didn't look at the drops closely last...
06-29-12, 01:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By haaseg

Well, at least it's orange. Or at least the red...

Well, at least it's orange. Or at least the red paint is faded enough so it look orange.

take the existing handlebars and flip 'em over and put barcons in 'em. That'll save you a few bucks.
06-29-12, 01:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,291
Posted By haaseg

I saw a picture on facebook the other day related...

I saw a picture on facebook the other day related to something else totally different but I think it applies to the whole Strava comparative negligence thing... it was guy holding a protest sign...
06-29-12, 12:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,843
Posted By haaseg

Couple of updates/clarifications: First off,...

Couple of updates/clarifications:

First off, there was a typo - the lockring and wheel slippage issues do NOT occur at the same time.

As stated above, this is a Shimano QR skewer from a newer...
06-28-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,843
Posted By haaseg

My wheels do have Shimano skewers and look just...

My wheels do have Shimano skewers and look just like the image posted (except silver). They are newer R500s. I looked at the nut, and although it has a metal insert, the serrated portion looks very...
06-28-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,843
Posted By haaseg

Horizontal Drop - rear wheel forward slippage

I have an older bike, which has horizontal drops. The wheel comes off by moving it forward, and I have the little screw things in place from keeping the wheel from sliding too far back. But...
06-27-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By haaseg

I put those hoods on my original Grande Compe...

I put those hoods on my original Grande Compe brakes and they are great. The bike came with the gum cane creak replacement hoods which didn't fit well. The dia-compe hoods are asymmetrical - and are...
06-27-12, 12:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,422
Posted By haaseg

*yawn*. I think the cat in the video sums up my...

*yawn*. I think the cat in the video sums up my reaction very well.
06-27-12, 12:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,979
Posted By haaseg

Meh. I put 2500 miles on a pair of Conti GP4000s...

Meh. I put 2500 miles on a pair of Conti GP4000s (23mm) and only had 1 flat. At 2500 I put a new tire on the front and moved the old front to the back. It's got another 1000 miles on it and will...
06-25-12, 10:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,567
Posted By haaseg

I first read that, and I thought you were...

I first read that, and I thought you were suggesting he do Imperial Highway! From the SART cross the 91 and go up - that's quite a challenge.

There are restrooms in the park across from the Honda...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-12, 01:31 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 22,587
Posted By haaseg

Any specifics on who makes the "optical shield"? ...

Any specifics on who makes the "optical shield"? I don't care to swap out my Oakley ballistic grade prescription lenses for some cheap $40 piece of plastic.
06-20-12, 11:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,847
Posted By haaseg

To add to the mystery, I'm pretty sure that last...

To add to the mystery, I'm pretty sure that last picture is Japanese Katakana. That first character looks like "Tsu" (see: http://www.japanorama.com/images/katakana.gif). It adds to the mystery...
06-20-12, 12:07 AM
06-19-12, 11:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,875
Posted By haaseg

Much like a few other folks, I'm here not so much...

Much like a few other folks, I'm here not so much because of the bikes but because of the community around them. I was a regular in the road forum but was trying to do a lot of the maintenance on my...
06-18-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 30,851
Posted By haaseg

Thanks all. We ended up with the 16" Hotrock and...

Thanks all. We ended up with the 16" Hotrock and the kid really likes it. It's fast enough where I can actually ride my bike with him and not be in danger of tipping over going so slow. Hand brakes...
06-15-12, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,567
Posted By haaseg

Apparently a part of your entry fee goes to World...

Apparently a part of your entry fee goes to World Vision. I didn't notice that before because it's not mentioned in the text on the home page, and the World Vision banner on the right is cleverly...
06-15-12, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 30,851
Posted By haaseg

I went to like 6 different bike shops in the last...

I went to like 6 different bike shops in the last couple of days and did a bunch more research online as well.

I think the 16" Hotrock is the best option right now. I measured the 20" Hotrock and...
06-14-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,567
Posted By haaseg

The route for the century is definitely NOT...

The route for the century is definitely NOT spectacular, particularly if you ride around OC regularly. And they chose probably the worst section of PCH to ride on.
06-12-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,275
Posted By haaseg

I put this one on the handlebars on my son's...

I put this one on the handlebars on my son's trail-a-bike for the longer rides:
http://www.wayfair.com/Nirve-Sports-LTD-Water-Bottle-Holder-1815-NIR1124.html?refid=FR49-NIR1124

It works well and...
06-12-12, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 30,851
Posted By haaseg

It would depend on the geometry. He rides a 20"...

It would depend on the geometry. He rides a 20" trail-a-bike all the time, but even with the seat slammed he can't touch the ground with his tip-toes. The big question is can he stand to wait a while...
06-12-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 30,851
Posted By haaseg

16" bikes. Anything "good" is over-built and under-geared

I sent this message to Trek customer service a few months ago and never heard a response. I sent it to a local dealer and was told my son likely needed something custom built. I thought I'd post it...
06-09-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,487
Posted By haaseg

I thought A Road Bike 4 You had a lot of...

I thought A Road Bike 4 You had a lot of Pinarello in stock.



Is Surf City losing Specialized as well? Last time I was in there it seemed like that was just about the only bike they carried.
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