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05-28-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By mister

Pinole Routes?

Howdy!

I live in Santa Rosa and Iíll be starting a new job out in Pinole soon. Iím looking for some 15 - 30 mile route ideas I can do either before or after work. I ride a Checkpoint, so road,...
04-29-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 208,766
Posted By mister

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04-29-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By mister

The Mount Diablo Cyclists are putting on a...

The Mount Diablo Cyclists are putting on a memorial this Saturday at Trek Alamo for Joe. If anyone is interested in attending, more info is on the Facebook Event...
03-24-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 204,366
Posted By mister

I just picked up a Zipp XPLR 70 bar, handlebar,...

I just picked up a Zipp XPLR 70 bar, handlebar, frame and saddle bags.

the Zipp bar is the most comfortable bar Iíve ever used. Get your hands on one!
03-24-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 285,014
Posted By mister

Does it count if it was mixed terrain and I rode...

Does it count if it was mixed terrain and I rode in the gravel along the paved parts?...
03-16-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 204,366
Posted By mister

Did you calibrate the power meter? I know... kind...

Did you calibrate the power meter? I know... kind of a did you check you pockets type thing...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,199
Posted By mister

I had an opportunity to meet her a couple years...

I had an opportunity to meet her a couple years ago. She did a Zwift race in my shop. She is a really humble person and doesn't get the press she deserves.
03-15-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,921
Posted By mister

Hey seinberg , I solved the brake shudder on my...

Hey seinberg , I solved the brake shudder on my Checkpoint. Everything worked fine when I had GRX on the bike, so I knew it wasn't something with the thru-axles, stem bolts, caliper bolts, alignment,...
03-11-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By mister

Willits to Ft Bragg Gravel

Has anyone ridden Sherwood Rd from Willits to Ft Bragg? Some friends and I are looking at riding it in a few weeks, and we were hoping to get some insight. Biggest concerns are if it goes through any...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,569
Posted By mister

Be prepared! Have a spare tube, tire levers, and...

Be prepared! Have a spare tube, tire levers, and pump for changing a tube. Pack a light weight rain jacket, and dry socks during rainy periods. Make sure you have lights! Not just for night time, but...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By mister

Lots of questions.... Do you have the same...

Lots of questions....

Do you have the same experience when riding on club rides with that bike?
What saddle are you using?
Have you been fit for a saddle?
Do you wear cycling shorts on your...
03-10-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,892
Posted By mister

Checkpoint ALR 5 would be the way to go. ...

Checkpoint ALR 5 would be the way to go.

You'll get the flexibility to do touring/ bikepacking with all the mounts. The drivetrain is a solid GRX groupset, and not just the rear derailleur......
Forum: Commuting
03-05-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By mister

When my commute was further, and I used the...

When my commute was further, and I used the train, I'd see the same people every day. I'm not one to strike up a conversation, but I'd say hi to the other bike commuters and occasionally chat about...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,588,381
Posted By mister

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03-04-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,921
Posted By mister

When you're ready for new tires, give something...

When you're ready for new tires, give something like the Panaracer Gravelkings, or Rene Herse Barlow Pass in 700X38 a shot. I really like the GR1 Team Issues that come on the Checkpoint SL series,...
02-28-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5,029
Views: 3,523,696
Posted By mister

Thanks! They are 700X38 with plenty of room for...

Thanks!
They are 700X38 with plenty of room for fenders. The Checkpoint has room for fenders up to 700X45. You can fit 700X52 in the frame, but you get some toe overlap and it starts to get tight....
02-27-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5,029
Views: 3,523,696
Posted By mister

My Trek Checkpoint SL 7.5 It started off as...

My Trek Checkpoint SL 7.5

It started off as the SL 5. I upgraded the drivetrain to SRAM Force eTap AXS w/ a powermeter, the Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 wheels, the Aeolus Pro saddle, and a set of Rene...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27,025
Views: 17,238,873
Posted By mister

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Trek Checkpoint with SRAM Force eTap AXS, and some...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,578
Posted By mister

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My Trek 520 in full winter commute mode.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,191
Posted By mister

Recommendations for chain lube?

I searched for this but didn't get too far.

I'm looking for a good chain lube for dry conditions. I've been using White Lightening Clean Ride for dry conditions.

I've found that it keeps...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 475,827
Posted By mister

Hereís my application to the Steel Club! ...

Hereís my application to the Steel Club!

https://preview.ibb.co/jRuJ3x/8_A3_C4_A07_DF8_F_45_E1_8_FE7_942_E8_CFD2_C9_D.jpg (https://ibb.co/dkfEbH)
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,436
Posted By mister

Before getting into road cycling, I rode...

Before getting into road cycling, I rode motocross for years. We had exposed disc rotors and I donít remember anyone ever getting sliced in a crash. Lots of people used rotor guards not to spare...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-18, 02:35 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,033,226
Posted By mister

I give it high points for originality. There are...

I give it high points for originality. There are too many mass produced carbon frames wth expensive bolt ons in this thread for me.

I just did the same process a couple months ago with Stinner...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-18, 02:17 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,066
Posted By mister

In all honesty, I skipped the vast majority of...

In all honesty, I skipped the vast majority of replies, so apologies if this was already covered.

I manage in the retail environment and a vast majority of the leadership in many companies is...
02-07-18, 10:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,255
Posted By mister

I exclusively ride on Mavic Open Pros with...

I exclusively ride on Mavic Open Pros with Ultegra hubs and have for the last 12 years. I broke one spoke on the rear of my first set due to it getting over tensioned by a shop that didnít know what...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27,025
Views: 17,238,873
Posted By mister

I took advantage of a beautiful day and snapped a...

I took advantage of a beautiful day and snapped a better picture of my Stinner.

https://preview.ibb.co/jRuJ3x/8_A3_C4_A07_DF8_F_45_E1_8_FE7_942_E8_CFD2_C9_D.jpg (https://ibb.co/dkfEbH)
free...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 46,958
Posted By mister

I had an interesting glitch with Strava the other...

I had an interesting glitch with Strava the other day. After uploading my ride, it said I got a PR. Great right? Well, it recorded the date as 1/1/2026. So i donít get credit for it for 8 more years!...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,750
Posted By mister

Iíve used Cateye, Knog, and the Hotshot and never...

Iíve used Cateye, Knog, and the Hotshot and never lost any of them while riding.

I didnít like replacing batteries in the cateye, so I switched to the Knog which is rechargeable. After a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,198
Posted By mister

I was fortunate to actually get my bucket list...

I was fortunate to actually get my bucket list bike for Christmas. Itís a Stinner Gibraltar frame. I swapped over my SRAM Force 22 grouping, trusted Mavic Open Pros, and Easton stem and bars.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,730
Posted By mister

I put a solid 300 miles on the saddle in the year...

I put a solid 300 miles on the saddle in the year before the ride too. At one point I was wearing two pairs of shorts haha. I did all the recommended break in steps and just couldnít do it. I felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-18, 10:56 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,730
Posted By mister

I tried a B17 that I really wanted to like. Half...

I tried a B17 that I really wanted to like. Half way through a tour down the California coast, I was about to throw it in the ocean.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,076
Posted By mister

The fragility of carbon frames is why I quit...

The fragility of carbon frames is why I quit riding them.

I had a similar situation about 10 years ago and the collective answer was ďItís probably safe, but you never know...Ē.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-18, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By mister

I have the Super GPS and really love it. It is...

I have the Super GPS and really love it. It is far more reliable then the Garmins people I ride with have. I've never had the unit restart in the middle of a ride, drop the signal, etc. It auto syncs...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-18, 01:34 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 46,958
Posted By mister

Strava needs to figure out a way to weed out all...

Strava needs to figure out a way to weed out all the ridiculous KOMs that are obviously the result of leaving Strava/ your GPS on after your ride. Címon, 55mph up an 8% grade... youíre not fooliní...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27,025
Views: 17,238,873
Posted By mister

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,085
Posted By mister

Do the swap. Making the adjustments on the front...

Do the swap. Making the adjustments on the front der isnít complicated if you just take your time with it. Arts cyclery has great how to videos to guide you along.

Going to the compact/ 11-32 set...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 270,609
Posted By mister

Stinner Gibraltar with SRAM Force 22. ...

Stinner Gibraltar with SRAM Force 22.

https://preview.ibb.co/mqCOSR/A655650_D_D659_4_E4_B_A123_C1_E4_EC402854.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,190
Posted By mister

I may be the lone voice of descent, but I noticed...

I may be the lone voice of descent, but I noticed no difference between Continental Gatorskins and similar tires; it seems like I get flats regardless of what tires I use. I personally like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,203
Posted By mister

Take a look at some of the custom frame builders...

Take a look at some of the custom frame builders like Stinner and Rock Lobster.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,557
Posted By mister

Personally, I just drop the kids off at the pool,...

Personally, I just drop the kids off at the pool, than hop in the shower real quick before my all day rides.

Iím of the same thought that a lot are; a total flush is an easy way to get dehydrated...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-18, 01:23 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,033,226
Posted By mister

Yeah. And the blades of the fork arenít totally...

Yeah. And the blades of the fork arenít totally flat. They have a bit of an angle to them that reflected light in an odd way.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,033,226
Posted By mister

They were purchased and painted together. At the...

They were purchased and painted together. At the same time. By hand. In Santa Barbara, CA.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By mister

I built up Nashbarís aluminum frame about 10...

I built up Nashbarís aluminum frame about 10 years ago and rode it for many thousands of miles and really liked it. I know itís not the CF, but if I was looking to do a relatively inexpensive but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,033,226
Posted By mister

The colors are the same and do look noticeably...

The colors are the same and do look noticeably lighter in the pictures.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,033,226
Posted By mister

Itís a rear light and I totally missed the labels...

Itís a rear light and I totally missed the labels and valve stems. Seat bags arenít everyoneís cup of tea. I tried to just carry in a pocket, but it just didnít work.

I went with the steel option...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,033,226
Posted By mister

Stinner Gibraltar with SRAM Force 22. ...

Stinner Gibraltar with SRAM Force 22.

https://preview.ibb.co/nBUiGm/IMG_0326.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/dxNyhR/IMG_0325.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,033,226
Posted By mister

Son of a...! :lol:

Son of a...! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27,025
Views: 17,238,873
Posted By mister

Stinner Gibraltar with SRAM Force 22. ...

Stinner Gibraltar with SRAM Force 22.

https://preview.ibb.co/nBUiGm/IMG_0326.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/dxNyhR/IMG_0325.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-17, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,126
Posted By mister

On the Lezyne, I press save, and it is on Strava...

On the Lezyne, I press save, and it is on Strava within seconds. It's very easy and fast.
01-17-17, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 22,156
Posted By mister

I got a Lezyne SuperGPS and it works the first...

I got a Lezyne SuperGPS and it works the first time, every time and hasn't froze mid-ride . I can't say the same for the Garmin units my friends have.
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