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Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,997
Posted By blue steal

I like razorwind idea......box of scorpions,...

I like razorwind idea......box of scorpions, great...
02-19-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By blue steal

or the Canadian border!

or the Canadian border!
02-19-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By blue steal

+1

+1
02-18-09, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By blue steal

I ride at least once a week from Del Amo to the...

I ride at least once a week from Del Amo to the end in Long Beach. Would like the path to be smoother.
02-09-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By blue steal

I ride the LA river trail all the time from Del...

I ride the LA river trail all the time from Del amo to the end at golden shores. Don't think I want to ride in the river bed. Kayak maybe................yesterday it was quite a sight with the rain...
02-08-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By blue steal

Glad to participate. Would hopefully like to see...

Glad to participate. Would hopefully like to see the results someday.
01-21-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,324
Posted By blue steal

I've been using my blackburn mini for over 7...

I've been using my blackburn mini for over 7 years now. Works fine, but to fill a tire completely would require 200+ strokes. It is small enough to carry in my jersery pocket. Use it primarily to get...
01-15-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,496
Posted By blue steal

I did not know they did not give the 15% off for...

I did not know they did not give the 15% off for AAA anymore. Too bad. I can build a pretty nice salad there and the soups are okay. I go there for lunch only after a long morning swim or after a...
12-31-08, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By blue steal

Yes the bike path on week days in the winter is...

Yes the bike path on week days in the winter is like a ghost town. You can go from Torrance all the way to Will rogers state beach. Not sure where in Long beach you are. I sometimes take the belmont...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,005
Posted By blue steal

Ultimate pro work stands and Biketiresdirect ...

Ultimate pro work stands and Biketiresdirect
Great companies to deal with.
12-28-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By blue steal

I've had good luck with the testor model paints...

I've had good luck with the testor model paints also. And for the temporary patch, I use my trusted black sharpie. One time I parked my bike next to the rocks at the beach, the wind came up and...
12-25-08, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By blue steal

Nail polish

Nail polish
12-23-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,379
Posted By blue steal

Marlin that's what I was told to do also by my...

Marlin that's what I was told to do also by my LBS.
Also, went to loose balls on the bottom because that takes all the abuse. Problem of indexed steering was much reduced, but not totally...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By blue steal

I have several types of MTB shoes, but my...

I have several types of MTB shoes, but my diadoras fit the best, have lasted the longest, and are the most comfortable.
12-21-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By blue steal

I ride in PV at least once a week with a couple...

I ride in PV at least once a week with a couple of friends and our bike club rides there about once a month. Our club ride has anywhere from 7 to 16 riders. We always ride single file and stop at all...
12-21-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By blue steal

No fire pits till you reach dockweiler state...

No fire pits till you reach dockweiler state beach by El Segundo. They have showers, firepits, new bathrooms along the bike path. Downside is the jets taking off from lax. Can be quite noisy. The...
12-20-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By blue steal

It is a little hard to find. I ride this all the...

It is a little hard to find. I ride this all the time. If you made it to Belmont pier, keep going pass the marina, around shoreline village and turn into where the long beach aquarium is. Follow this...
12-11-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,276
Posted By blue steal

I don't think their is a single rider in our club...

I don't think their is a single rider in our club who uses the park patches. Some never even patch, just replace tubes. I can't afford that option and it seems wasteful. But the rest of us just take...
12-11-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By blue steal

I guess I am a "lurker" or viewer mostly. I often...

I guess I am a "lurker" or viewer mostly. I often post in the mechanics section but love the SART thread even though I ride SGRB. I also ride from palos verdes to will rogers or cerrtios to sunset...
12-11-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,276
Posted By blue steal

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
12-11-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,419
Posted By blue steal

Many good ideas here. I packed some lube, C02,...

Many good ideas here. I packed some lube, C02, patch kit, spare tube, zoggs citris wipes, and a pack of jelly belly sport beans.......$15
Bento box is a small nylon box that straps onto the top tube...
12-11-08, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,276
Posted By blue steal

I have used them in the past. They do work, but...

I have used them in the past. They do work, but after a couple weeks they seem to come off. I went back to the glue type and have never had a single problem with them.
12-01-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By blue steal

Well I almost got creamed going south yesterday...

Well I almost got creamed going south yesterday at Del amo tunnel. I agree that the north bound one is better, you can see out, but as I entered south bound, "rider in", just as I was exiting about...
11-30-08, 11:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,504
Posted By blue steal

My LBS has an old rack right outside the front...

My LBS has an old rack right outside the front door. It always has one or two bikes in there, used for sale. Funny, at the pool I use, it has a bike rack that holds maybe 40-50 bikes, but I have...
11-25-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By blue steal

Update: My friend cleaned up all the sprockets,...

Update: My friend cleaned up all the sprockets, ("cogs"), and spacers, lined them all up with the small bolt, which inserted from the largest sprocket and threaded into the smallest one. The now...
11-24-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By blue steal

Update. My friend was putting the sprockets and...

Update. My friend was putting the sprockets and spacers back together and used "the bolt to nowhere", starting from the large cog to the small cog where it threaded in holding all the spacers and...
11-24-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By blue steal

I heard the mini bolt actually has a nut on the...

I heard the mini bolt actually has a nut on the end, but my friends was missing when I took off his cassette.
11-24-08, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By blue steal

I've been using the spin doctor from performance...

I've been using the spin doctor from performance for quite a while now with no problems. I paid less than $20 for it with a coupon and sale price. I only true a dozen or so wheels a year so if your...
11-23-08, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By blue steal

I'll give that a try tomorrow. Sounds like that...

I'll give that a try tomorrow. Sounds like that just might be it. All the cogs and spacers were extremely gunked up with maybe 6 years worth of crap. I told my friend that I only would do the spoke...
11-23-08, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By blue steal

I am using all the spacers I started with....

I am using all the spacers I started with. cog/spacer/cog/spacer/etc., but the last three cogs did not use a spacer and the smallest cog seems to "nessle" ( fit slightly inside the next to last cog)....
11-23-08, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By blue steal

Hey Aerodave. Did you have any trouble...

Hey Aerodave.
Did you have any trouble reassembling the cassette without the mini bolt? And does it work okay now?
I am having a similiar problem with being unable to reassemble a SRAM 8 speed...
11-23-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By blue steal

SRAM 8-speed cassette reassembly

A friend of mine asked if I would fix his wheel. He had broken a spoke, so I told him to go to the bike shop and have them cut a spoke and I would install it and true his wheel. I do quite a bit of...
11-11-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,423
Posted By blue steal

Loctite for loose screws. Hoping you get well and...

Loctite for loose screws. Hoping you get well and back to riding soon and glad to hear you are off the narcotics.
11-10-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,510
Posted By blue steal

I ride for pie

I ride for pie
10-25-08, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By blue steal

Agree with Retro Grouch. Also, the next most...

Agree with Retro Grouch. Also, the next most important tool next to a good spoke wrench is.........good eyesight.
10-24-08, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By blue steal

I have tracked my annual expenses for 15 years of...

I have tracked my annual expenses for 15 years of riding/commuting. Although it can vary quite a bit each year, I have averaged about $175 year overall. I do most of my own work and have factored in...
10-24-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,059
Posted By blue steal

Great posts. My cassette has had a wobble for 15...

Great posts. My cassette has had a wobble for 15 years of about 1.0 mm. But, it shifts perfectly and after 50,000+ miles still works great.
10-24-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By blue steal

Some of the ladies in our club will not ride thru...

Some of the ladies in our club will not ride thru the tunnel. Crap, my pupils just don't want to dialate enough to see when I go in and it scares the crap out of me, especially if there is any water.
10-20-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By blue steal

Some riders in our club carry whistles and we...

Some riders in our club carry whistles and we always yell "rider in", then "rider out". Also we yell clear or "riders up" if it is not. But we have still had two crashes this year in the tunnel.
10-14-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,980
Posted By blue steal

Just a thought here. Do they make tubes that are...

Just a thought here. Do they make tubes that are not latex? Is that what you are having a reaction to? Or ride with a buddy who can fix the flats for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,122
Posted By blue steal

We have several Latinos in my bike club, (road...

We have several Latinos in my bike club, (road bikes), and at my work a few mountain bikers.
10-05-08, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By blue steal

Placid Casual. Thanks for the route map. great...

Placid Casual. Thanks for the route map. great aerial photo. I ride that route from time to time. But before you turn at Pier C St, on Pico Ave. is Berth 55. This is a great place to have lunch....
09-11-08, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By blue steal

Liberty park is a starting area for other bike...

Liberty park is a starting area for other bike clubs as well. I think the "adobos" meet at 0730 in the parking area. Come on by some Saturday morning and say hi.
09-09-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By blue steal

You might want to try the SCOR bike club. They...

You might want to try the SCOR bike club. They have rides every Saturday morning at 8 am out of Liberty park in Cerritos. They have an A, B, and C rides. The C ride is beginner friendly and open to...
08-16-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 54,627
Posted By blue steal

Update: I rode over the toyota dealer on my bike...

Update: I rode over the toyota dealer on my bike to see if it would fit inside the trunk. With both wheels off, it will fit inside the trunk without putting the rear seats down. It's a bit tricky to...
08-14-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By blue steal

Here in Los angeles I use the Metro/city buses...

Here in Los angeles I use the Metro/city buses frequently to make jumps across town. I have never had a problem with loading/unloading or heard of any bikes coming out of the rack. But now the...
08-13-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 54,627
Posted By blue steal

I am going to ride over to the dealer and try it...

I am going to ride over to the dealer and try it out. Sounds like front wheel off, fork first, drive side up will work with the seat backs down. Probably should pick up a wheel bag or two, to protect...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,791
Posted By blue steal

Well I'm just trying to get a few ideas. I did...

Well I'm just trying to get a few ideas. I did love my truck, just toss the bike and gear in, but alas, after 20+ years of service the time has come to get somthing that get better mileage and is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,791
Posted By blue steal

Geez man, removing the pasenger seat! sounds like...

Geez man, removing the pasenger seat! sounds like a lot of work there.
Anyway, to the OP, my reasons for keeping the bike inside is that I do a lot of errands during the day, then ride. I don't like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,791
Posted By blue steal

I know this is an old thread, but I'll add just...

I know this is an old thread, but I'll add just in case someone is searching for information.
I have a 2003 camry and a 55cm flat bar road bike that will fit into the trunk. Both wheels must come...
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