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04-20-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Pantah

Folks are just a click away from sharing their...

Folks are just a click away from sharing their BMC's!
04-19-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Pantah

All about BMC

Just wanted to share a cool project I finished up a couple weeks back.
The first time I recall being aware of BMC was when my brother was working at a shop which sold them back in 2007-2008. I...
04-08-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 412
Posted By Pantah

I happen to have that exact crank hanging around...

I happen to have that exact crank hanging around complete with chainrings. If I can get my hands on it (no idea off the top of my head where I put it), it's yours for the cost of shipping.
04-08-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,928
Posted By Pantah

If I'm just going on a 20-ish mile ride out of my...

If I'm just going on a 20-ish mile ride out of my front door by myself and it's not critical I get anywhere in a timely fashion as I'm just looping back home, I don't bother as worst case I just walk...
02-17-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 19,108
Posted By Pantah

I am 6'3" (75 inches) with an inseam of 35 inches...

I am 6'3" (75 inches) with an inseam of 35 inches and comfortably ride a 61cm in classic frame geometry. I could probably fit a 63 or even a 64, with compact geometry even larger. However, my arm...
01-15-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,143
Posted By Pantah

Very nice! I also ride a 60cm and barely missed...

Very nice! I also ride a 60cm and barely missed out on a local sale of a late 90's Dean Titanium, fully built, for $600 just a couple of weeks ago. Still kicking myself for not jumping on that.
...
01-15-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Pantah

No worries, no harm no foul. You made a good...

No worries, no harm no foul. You made a good point and then I just elaborated on it. Thankfully, the time lost was surprisingly negligible. I got it shipped to my work, took it the next day to my...
01-14-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Pantah

Thank you for that, I will check it out. ...

Thank you for that, I will check it out.


I didn't actually measure it precisely but it was in the neighborhood of 3-4mm. It would have rubbed both brake pads unless I had the caliper set very...
01-14-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Pantah

Experience with The Pros Closet

I had a rather less than stellar recent experience with The Pros Closet. I purchased a used carbon wheelset off their website a week or so ago. Shipping was prompt, so initial impressions were good....
12-22-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,404
Posted By Pantah

My favorite shop growing up was Rincon Cyclery...

My favorite shop growing up was Rincon Cyclery here in Santa Rosa, CA. Bunch of really laid back older guys. My whole family frequented the place and the owner and employees were particularly fond of...
11-21-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By Pantah

I, too, will ride whenever I get the chance, time...

I, too, will ride whenever I get the chance, time of day isn't a big issue for me. That being said, in a perfect world, I'd start work later and always have time in the mornings for my runs and...
11-19-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,543
Posted By Pantah

Let's see, I've got 6 hanging from the ceiling in...

Let's see, I've got 6 hanging from the ceiling in the garage (ceiling is unusually tall so I don't have to duck to clear them), 2 hanging on the walls inside, 2 leaning against whatever wall happens...
11-15-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,997
Posted By Pantah

Went on a fun ride out to Point Reyes Station out...

Went on a fun ride out to Point Reyes Station out on the Marin coast yesterday. Here's the only shot I took, got it on the way back going through a redwood grove.

Unlike most everywhere else, this...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 25,044
Posted By Pantah

Got my last bike commute in today with actual...

Got my last bike commute in today with actual daylight on the ride home, what with daylight savings this weekend and all.
Wicked foggy on the way in but clear skies on the way home. Did have some...
11-01-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,548
Posted By Pantah

Haven't actually taken any of my bikes down to...

Haven't actually taken any of my bikes down to the headlands before but I've done some running down there and I agree, scenery is fantastic. Some of the dirt trails can get seriously steep though....
Forum: Commuting
11-01-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 25,044
Posted By Pantah

Managed to squeeze in one ride to work last week...

Managed to squeeze in one ride to work last week on Thursday, the only really dry day. Hoping a dry day will happen later in the week, forecast looks good for Wednesday and Friday. I've ridden in the...
10-26-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,629
Posted By Pantah

I'd say so. At least out where I live, in the low...

I'd say so. At least out where I live, in the low lying areas, floods are a yearly wet season occurrence. The bike path which runs a few miles away from my house, at its lowest point, was under...
10-26-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,794
Posted By Pantah

I mean, you're not wrong, it would certainly...

I mean, you're not wrong, it would certainly shave off a good deal of weight, especially a leg. Maybe just take a bit of thigh meat off.
10-26-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,548
Posted By Pantah

Got a beautiful figure eight I like to do right...

Got a beautiful figure eight I like to do right out of my front door. Takes me through grassy fields, Redwood groves, orchards, vineyards, farms, oak forests and amazing hilltop vistas. Not uncommon...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 25,044
Posted By Pantah

It was clear this morning but with the sheer...

It was clear this morning but with the sheer amount of rain the last 48 hours, several sections of the path I take to work were under a foot or more of water, so I elected to take the Jeep to work...
10-22-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,418
Posted By Pantah

Bizarre is a good term for it. It was more proof...

Bizarre is a good term for it. It was more proof of concept and having fun doing it than making a practical every day application. It took a good deal of experimenting with various front derailleurs...
10-21-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,396
Posted By Pantah

I unfortunately don't have a photo, but years ago...

I unfortunately don't have a photo, but years ago I was helping my brother strip down a mid 90's titanium frame mountain bike. The front suspension fork fought us for a while, just didn't want to...
10-21-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,418
Posted By Pantah

The triple is dead, long live the 5x! ...

The triple is dead, long live the 5x!

https://i.imgur.com/EG8CX14.jpg

5x9x3 to be specific (Sram Dual Drive 3 speed hub with 9 speed cassette). One of my brother's wild creations, just to see...
10-20-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,136
Posted By Pantah

Since you are officially advertising your...

Since you are officially advertising your services, you're dabbling in a more serious legal ring than just helping out friends. I have no experience in that particular field, so your best bet is to...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 25,044
Posted By Pantah

Snuck in one last commute before the storm hit...

Snuck in one last commute before the storm hit the west coast yesterday. Super foggy and damp in the morning and raced the storm back home in the evening, thankfully did not get rained on.
Not a big...
10-14-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,790
Posted By Pantah

There certainly are going to be snobs in all...

There certainly are going to be snobs in all groups of everything, cyclists, both uprights and recumbents, included. However, it has been my experience in my many years of of off and on riding of...
Forum: Introductions
10-14-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Pantah

Greetings from the SF Bay Area :)

Greetings from the SF Bay Area :)
10-14-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,794
Posted By Pantah

Agreed. Everyone can do as much or little as they...

Agreed. Everyone can do as much or little as they please to affect weight and performance.

For a few of us though, losing weight isn't an option. This is more directed at the original member who...
10-14-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,566
Posted By Pantah

Not a wine drinker, which is a mighty shame as I...

Not a wine drinker, which is a mighty shame as I live in the heart of California's wine country (vineyard across the street and closest actual winery is a mile away). I am personally a beer drinker....
Forum: Commuting
10-13-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 25,044
Posted By Pantah

Chilly is the word. Not downright cold, had frost...

Chilly is the word. Not downright cold, had frost yesterday but notably warmer this morning, maybe about 40 the whole way in, but still chilly. Cool enough that I regretted not wearing something to...
10-13-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By Pantah

A torque wrench is a great tool to teach you how...

A torque wrench is a great tool to teach you how to get to the point where you can do it by feel. There are certainly things that absolutely need a torque wrench, however I haven't encountered that...
10-12-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Pantah

I wouldn't be too worried. I helped a friend...

I wouldn't be too worried.
I helped a friend build up a late 90's Cannondale (also aluminum) road frame which has a dent slightly larger than that on the down tube and two very large hard whacks on...
10-06-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,211
Posted By Pantah

I was busy this year when it happened but next...

I was busy this year when it happened but next year my brother and I are definitely going to do it. We're both hoping to do it in about an hour.
10-04-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,836
Posted By Pantah

It's different for everyone. My brother has...

It's different for everyone. My brother has always been a terrible runner and he hates it. I think the fastest mile he's ever run was just under 10 minutes. However, he can jam out 100 miles on a...
10-01-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,924
Posted By Pantah

Oh and Chuckk, I just now realized that the...

Oh and Chuckk, I just now realized that the saddle you have on your Klein is identical to the one I initially had on mine when I first took the pictures. What a neat coincidence.
10-01-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,924
Posted By Pantah

One month in to riding the Quantum and it has...

One month in to riding the Quantum and it has been excellent, about 250 miles on the odometer so far. Frame fits me extremely well and the high handle bar height is quite comfortable. Had a minor...
10-01-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,794
Posted By Pantah

These are the dilemmas I face when thinking about...

These are the dilemmas I face when thinking about my motorcycle. I've put so many miles on it (160,000 miles) and worn out/upgraded so many things that the list of parts NOT replaced is *much*...
10-01-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,794
Posted By Pantah

As someone who went to great lengths to upgrade...

As someone who went to great lengths to upgrade an entry level Cannondale road bike, I fully support upgrading anything with whatever you want. Ironically, the only remaining original component,...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 25,044
Posted By Pantah

First 3 miles were great, then a spoke broke on...

First 3 miles were great, then a spoke broke on the rear wheel.
Nuts.
I was still much closer to home than work, I headed home, threw the offending wheel into the back of the car and drove to work....
09-22-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,042
Posted By Pantah

Maybe it's something specific to the UK? Diesel...

Maybe it's something specific to the UK? Diesel this side of the pond does have a unique smell but I rather like it. It's not strong like gasoline fumes, which I hate. However, I'm weird and I also...
09-22-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,028
Posted By Pantah

Lately it's been pedals. I started riding...

Lately it's been pedals. I started riding Eggbeaters last year because the Bebops I grew up with are rare as hens teeth these days. Used pairs can be found for cheap all day long on ebay and...
09-21-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Pantah

That's a lot of money for just a frame. The dent,...

That's a lot of money for just a frame. The dent, strictly speaking, wouldn't worry me too greatly, I would ride it. I picked up an older Cannondale frame for almost free which had been walloped good...
09-21-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,042
Posted By Pantah

That's...not exactly the wisest thing. My dad had...

That's...not exactly the wisest thing. My dad had a bottle of paint thinner for that in his shop.
09-21-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,049
Posted By Pantah

I picked up a very nice pair of cycling shorts...

I picked up a very nice pair of cycling shorts with zippered pockets on both sides (though that wasn't the primary reason for getting them) several months back. Phone fits just fine in them. I have a...
09-20-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,042
Posted By Pantah

I fully agree that tequila wouldn't make a good...

I fully agree that tequila wouldn't make a good solvent, as well as not being cost effective, but seeing as I hate the stuff, I'd find it amusing to try out on a gunky old broken part. After all,...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 25,044
Posted By Pantah

Had a foggy ride to work, cool, but not quite...

Had a foggy ride to work, cool, but not quite cold enough to warrant long sleeves.

Did get a surprise when I spotted a motorcycle tossed into the bushes off to the side of the local bike path,...
09-15-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,042
Posted By Pantah

Agreed. Routine maintenance, which includes...

Agreed. Routine maintenance, which includes wiping the dust and dirt off, really helps prevent the gunky buildup which requires some sort of solvent. The number one reason I typically use solvent...
09-14-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,042
Posted By Pantah

More to that point, stove fuel vapor is...

More to that point, stove fuel vapor is explosive. Not something you want to be cleaning parts with.

Diesel has an even higher flash point, around 150F.
09-14-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,042
Posted By Pantah

I believe mineral spirits is what most shops,...

I believe mineral spirits is what most shops, auto included, use in parts washing bins like you described. It works well, but my favorite has long been diesel fuel.

I initially started using...
09-13-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,629
Posted By Pantah

Same up here in North Bay, at least over the...

Same up here in North Bay, at least over the weekend. Saturday was the clearest skies I've seen in a couple of months, although granted it hasn't been too terribly bad up at my place near the coast...
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