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Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-11, 02:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,471
Posted By nthach

If I had a Cervelo and can get over my no team...

If I had a Cervelo and can get over my no team kit rule, I'd rock this.
07-01-11, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By nthach

They changed it just recently - truck and...

They changed it just recently - truck and commercial(except for school buses) now start with 10Axxxx now.
07-01-11, 01:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By nthach

It's a Chevy, it won't run for very long without...

It's a Chevy, it won't run for very long without oil, coolant, or ATF.

Unlike an older Toyota truck. :)

I had a run-in with a hot headed jerk in a Ford Model A the other day ago en route to...
07-01-11, 01:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,686
Posted By nthach

Diablo to the junction is easy on both sides if...

Diablo to the junction is easy on both sides if you pace yourself. But it's the summit that kills me!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-11, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 16,653
Posted By nthach

$20 paint job?

$20 paint job?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 16,653
Posted By nthach

hello everyone.

hello everyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,067
Posted By nthach

FWIW, I ride a triple on my only bike and it...

FWIW, I ride a triple on my only bike and it shifts OK since I need to adjust the front derailleur, - I'm running an older Ultegra FC-6503 crank which has ramps and pins. But the "old" Ultegra crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By nthach

That works for me, every time. When I first got...

That works for me, every time. When I first got my "real" bike, I've never thought I'd be climbing gnarly hills but now I can climb most of them with no real issue, well I'll huff and puff but my...
06-14-11, 02:50 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,724
Posted By nthach

I've mostly gotten over my fear of wearing...

I've mostly gotten over my fear of wearing spandex in public. But my philosophy is this - clad yourself in spandex on serious rides, wear street clothes for mucking around or casual rides.

Even...
06-14-11, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By nthach

I've met my fair share of cool people while...

I've met my fair share of cool people while riding my bike on either serious rides or bike party shindigs. It's a totally different world than being enclosed around steel and glass.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 02:38 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,385
Posted By nthach

Technically, I ride a Trek. Superfically, it's a...

Technically, I ride a Trek. Superfically, it's a LeMond.
06-11-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 257,300
Posted By nthach

I ran into a person wearing a blue and black...

I ran into a person wearing a blue and black NorCal Bike Forums jersey turning onto Diablo Scenic Rd. today.

Oh and - http://connect.garmin.com/activity/91722084

My first ride over 50 miles and...
06-11-11, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By nthach

I'd take the wiggle.

I'd take the wiggle.
05-17-11, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 257,300
Posted By nthach

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/85667845 and ...

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/85667845 and
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/85667844
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 12:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,483
Posted By nthach

does this count? 201744

does this count?
201744
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 12:37 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,116
Posted By nthach

The Ralpha stuff looks classic and cool. I've...

The Ralpha stuff looks classic and cool. I've said earlier here I'm a Twin Six fan. I'm just not a fan of being a rolling billboard or day-glo *cough*Pearl Izumi*cough*

here's my latest jersey...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 12:29 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,116
Posted By nthach

The irony of which is that lululemon athletica...

The irony of which is that lululemon athletica sponsors Team Saxo Bank, yet their kit is made by Sportful. Just like how The North Face sponsors Team Garmin-Cervelo yet Castelli makes their kit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,946
Posted By nthach

Image Stabilizer FAIL. Mine is on the left. ...

Image Stabilizer FAIL. Mine is on the left.

201688
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,116
Posted By nthach

I guess he's Vegemite's biggest fan. ...

I guess he's Vegemite's biggest fan.

Personally, I'm a Twin Six boy. But I'm tempted to join one of the local cycling teams for their kit...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-11, 02:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By nthach

It depends on the ride, really. If I'm just...

It depends on the ride, really. If I'm just screwing around, I'll wear street clothes. But I prefer to be in jersey and shorts for more serious rides, chafing and flapping suck.

Amazingly, my tech...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-11, 02:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,320
Posted By nthach

Ultegra, 105, Tiagra and Rival. Frankenbike.

Ultegra, 105, Tiagra and Rival.

Frankenbike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-11, 12:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,319
Posted By nthach

My Garmin Edge 500 was expensive and overkill for...

My Garmin Edge 500 was expensive and overkill for my needs, but I'm a data nerd at heart and I don't want to deal with mounting my iPhone onto my bike as well having a redundant bike computer for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By nthach

I've seen people ride the local century(if you...

I've seen people ride the local century(if you must know, it's the Grizzly Peak Century) on mountain bikes. Even though it will take more effort on your part.

I kinda want to ride next year's GPC...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-11, 12:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,993
Posted By nthach

Yep. Which is why I only drink on fun rides such...

Yep. Which is why I only drink on fun rides such as the bike party rides here.
04-18-11, 10:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,324
Posted By nthach

The Grizzly Peak Cyclists - which I'm a member of...

The Grizzly Peak Cyclists - which I'm a member of has a few beginner friendly rides and they host an novice ride series as well.
04-12-11, 01:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 973
Posted By nthach

Hmmm... /ponders if he should get one...

Hmmm...

/ponders if he should get one...
04-06-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By nthach

And cars too. Honda, Toyota and Nissan have said...

And cars too. Honda, Toyota and Nissan have said they are on the verge of shutting down plants in the US due to the shortage of parts from Japan - and it also affects automakers worldwide. I also...
04-05-11, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,324
Posted By nthach

I ride with a group of people that usually meet...

I ride with a group of people that usually meet at the Walnut Creek Park and Ride as well as the Grizzly Peak Cyclists. One of them has a meetup page.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,195
Posted By nthach

Meh, I never cared for that.

Meh, I never cared for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,134
Posted By nthach

Try an autobody supply shop that carries PPG,...

Try an autobody supply shop that carries PPG, DuPont or BASF car paint. They can match up using their fan decks and make you a spray can of the stuff or once you get the color code you may be able to...
04-04-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By nthach

I used this guy when I swapped my cables out, but...

I used this guy when I swapped my cables out, but I need to pull it apart and sharpen it now -...
04-04-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 257,300
Posted By nthach

Friday - SF Bike Party ride, 13 miles Saturday...

Friday - SF Bike Party ride, 13 miles
Saturday - a casual jaunt between Walnut Creek and San Ramon via SRV Blvd and back via IHT
Sunday - a 13 test ride with the East Bay Bike Party, 13 miles...
04-04-11, 01:27 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 183,153
Posted By nthach

Bella in her current iteration: 196336

Bella in her current iteration:
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-11, 12:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,143
Posted By nthach

My school is wack for not allowing a cycling...

My school is wack for not allowing a cycling team/club but I've ridden through the hell called San Francisco where even Gatorskins fall victim to our pock-marked roads and my Lithions are surviving...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18,639
Views: 3,685,827
Posted By nthach

I've joined the cult of Garmin today guys. ...

I've joined the cult of Garmin today guys.
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03-27-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,927
Posted By nthach

The GOOD stuff - Chemdip was some gnarly stuff to...

The GOOD stuff - Chemdip was some gnarly stuff to work with. It was basically old-school Lysol with methylene chloride and other nasty stuff. But it worked damn good...
03-23-11, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By nthach

You can ride the surface streets - but I don't...

You can ride the surface streets - but I don't know how to get to the bridge from there. You can turn off at Pleasant Hill BART from the IHT, make your way on Coggins towards Buskirk and cross the...
03-20-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 257,300
Posted By nthach

No riding this weekend, Bella spent time on the...

No riding this weekend, Bella spent time on the stand. I lovingly cleaned, inspected and repacked her wheel hubs yesterday.

I get discouraged from being active on rainy days, unless I'm in Tahoe...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 32,272
Posted By nthach

Cervelo=the lululemon of bikes. Both are...

Cervelo=the lululemon of bikes.

Both are from Canada, both are expensive, both have a cult-like following. But I would love to get a Cervelo after I build up a Surly in a few months after I get a...
03-16-11, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By nthach

Grainger does stock ceramic balls and Krytox...

Grainger does stock ceramic balls and Krytox lube... :)
03-14-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 257,300
Posted By nthach

Cycling, skiing/snowboarding and scuba diving are...

Cycling, skiing/snowboarding and scuba diving are verboten activities per the student body organization office and charter. However, there is a triathlon club on campus...
03-14-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 257,300
Posted By nthach

Rode from Walnut Creek, through Franklin Canyon...

Rode from Walnut Creek, through Franklin Canyon where a college TT was in progress and back to the 'Creek. I had a nice chat with a few guys from the UCSD cycling team. Kinda makes me wish I didn't...
03-08-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By nthach

SRAM chains and cassettes play nice with Shimano...

SRAM chains and cassettes play nice with Shimano cranks and derailleurs. If the chain skips, you got either derailleur issues, worn chain, or screwy chain line. I'm thinking the X-7 RD is NOT playing...
03-07-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 96,984
Posted By nthach

There's quite a few of you South Bay guys who...

There's quite a few of you South Bay guys who ride at the SF Bike Party.
03-07-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 37,759
Posted By nthach

It is indeedy. How do you want to take them off...

It is indeedy. How do you want to take them off my hands?
03-03-11, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By nthach

Get new seals and use grease that's a little more...

Get new seals and use grease that's a little more tenacious in wet conditions - I'm thinking Sta-Lube Marine, Pennzoil Marine or a heavy-duty grease. Polylube should do OK - polyurea greases tend to...
03-03-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By nthach

Truvativ can use square taper, ISIS, PowerSpline...

Truvativ can use square taper, ISIS, PowerSpline or the Giga X Pipe systems for crank to bottom bracket interfaces and then you also have to consider chainline clearance.

What kind of bike? It...
03-03-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 37,759
Posted By nthach

let me dig them up and measure them.

let me dig them up and measure them.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-11, 01:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,665
Posted By nthach

My LBS installed new pads which made a little...

My LBS installed new pads which made a little difference. I went ahead and bit the bullet with new SRAM Rival brakes. Even when actuated with Shimano levers, they still work great and I can now lock...
03-03-11, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By nthach

It's more than likely English thread - but the...

It's more than likely English thread - but the only way to find out if you can is to remove and check the old BB. LeMonds are basically Treks more or less.
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