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01-16-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,655
Posted By slimyfrog

Anyone know what the outcome was?

Anyone know what the outcome was?
06-13-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,655
Posted By slimyfrog

Beautiful neighborhood, but boy those neighbors...

Beautiful neighborhood, but boy those neighbors...
06-03-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,578
Posted By slimyfrog

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/135x88/capture_82612ae20e85d0f60c0e42d77ddff1e9ee33c409.jpg

Yep. I left a bit later than usual on Saturday, ended up riding in 104F and giving...
05-22-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,786
Posted By slimyfrog

I looked for a long time and ended up getting...

I looked for a long time and ended up getting this one by SKS. Very happy with it.
http://a.co/6sTzbUD
05-11-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By slimyfrog

As if I needed more reasons to dream of someday...

As if I needed more reasons to dream of someday commuting on a bicycle... :commute:
04-27-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By slimyfrog

If you want to meet up Saturday morning for road...

If you want to meet up Saturday morning for road cycling in walnut creek or danville let me know. Sleep has been really hit or miss lately, so I'm somewhat reluctant to make plans, but there's a...
04-23-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,397
Posted By slimyfrog

This guy tested a few lube brands with different...

This guy tested a few lube brands with different types of contamination. If you scroll to the very bottom there are detailed reviews. Some lubricants do great in sandy environments, other do...
04-18-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By slimyfrog

That would be awesome. I'll keep you posted.

That would be awesome. I'll keep you posted.
04-16-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By slimyfrog

:thumb:

:thumb:
04-16-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By slimyfrog

Hand them over!

Hand them over!
04-16-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By slimyfrog

Turns out I love building wheels!

Probably 25 years from retirement :twitchy:, but I already managed to find my retirement hobby. I discovered I really, really enjoy building wheels. Admittedly the de-stressing was slightly...
04-12-18, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,669
Posted By slimyfrog

Prana Stretch Zion are definitely pricey for...

Prana Stretch Zion are definitely pricey for leg-pipes, but they are very comfortable, stretchy and look nice enough to wear to the office.
http://a.co/hKVbGmj
They have little snaps that will hold...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,509
Posted By slimyfrog

Yeah, the ones he's building now, at least the...

Yeah, the ones he's building now, at least the ones I have, are built on Kinlin XR-22T and what seem to be unbranded KT QL-3J7R hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,509
Posted By slimyfrog

Heavy rider, I have a set of Neugent A220CW with...

Heavy rider, I have a set of Neugent A220CW with near 3k miles and doing great.
03-30-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,031
Posted By slimyfrog

DIY quick/easy wheel dishing tool

From: https://spoke13.com/2018/03/30/diy-wheel-dishing-tool-under-7/
Two solid doorstops, a piece of craft wood and a bamboo skewer.
...
03-15-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By slimyfrog

Sounds good. Thank you guys. :)

Sounds good. Thank you guys. :)
03-15-18, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By slimyfrog

South Gate via Alameda Diablo and Calle Arroyo

I noticed a sign at the entrance to Calle Arroyo prohibiting bike access to the country club roads. There is probably one on Alameda Diablo as well. I am not sure who made these signs, but they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,481
Posted By slimyfrog

No. Out of the 4 or 5 orders I placed I didn't...

No. Out of the 4 or 5 orders I placed I didn't have to pay any extra fees.
01-15-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,092
Posted By slimyfrog

Both times I went through the process of 5800 fd...

Both times I went through the process of 5800 fd setup, the most critical step seemed to be:

1 - make sure you attach the cable before you set the min limit. This is described in the manual by...
01-11-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,941
Posted By slimyfrog

link for alameda county: ...

link for alameda county:
https://www.acpwa.org/storm-closures-information
01-07-17, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,774
Posted By slimyfrog

https://i.imgsafe.org/e5fa56c8de.jpg Just...

https://i.imgsafe.org/e5fa56c8de.jpg

Just finished this build. Started in October with the frame and fork and did a bit at a time as parts appeared at deep discounts. Was my first build and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,481
Posted By slimyfrog

Hehe yeah, generally I need two bottles. But I...

Hehe yeah, generally I need two bottles. But I have one of the SKS adapters for seat post that fits where the second cage would be on the frame as well.
Aye, it's the 11 speed 105, 5800. Ordered in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,481
Posted By slimyfrog

The frame has rear pannier and fender mounts...

The frame has rear pannier and fender mounts (fork has fender mounts as well). I was surprised by the single bottle as well. Incidentaly, pic on site shows one on the seat tube as well, but I know...
01-05-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 210,423
Posted By slimyfrog

New build. https://i.imgsafe.org/e5fa56c8de.jpg...

New build.
https://i.imgsafe.org/e5fa56c8de.jpg
Info here: http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1093813-ribble-audax-build.html
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,481
Posted By slimyfrog

Ribble Audax Build

https://i.imgsafe.org/e5fa56c8de.jpg

Justifications and notes:
- Gain experience by building a bike
- Something more 'disposable' than my carbon bike to ride with my 9 years old son [ he's...
12-31-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By slimyfrog

Hmm... After all, I failed at staying home. Feels...

Hmm... After all, I failed at staying home. Feels better actually. I think I needed to get out of the sugary, fatty holiday funk.
Once I got on the bike and warmed up, lungs and legs felt infinitely...
12-31-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By slimyfrog

To ride or not to ride

I really dislike feeling torn between the couch and the saddle. I've been sick and a short re-intro ride on Thursday resulted in rather painful throat and lungs, and a bad cough for the rest of the...
12-22-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By slimyfrog

I think we are dealing with the same evil...

I think we are dealing with the same evil disease. I'll ride in circles around any parking lot you want to get you your 25 miles before the year ends.
12-21-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By slimyfrog

Great picture. So not fair... I've hit a...

Great picture.
So not fair... I've hit a streak of cold and cough issues. Health wise it's been a rough patch. I had to skip last weekend and will probably have to skip this weekend unless this...
12-20-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,817
Posted By slimyfrog

Why Do We Drive on Parkways and Park on...

Why Do We Drive on Parkways and Park on Driveways? | Mental Floss (http://mentalfloss.com/article/59638/why-do-we-drive-parkways-and-park-driveways)
12-10-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By slimyfrog

Happy anniversary and congratulations on your...

Happy anniversary and congratulations on your roadie anniversary. Quite an achievement :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By slimyfrog

Phew. Glad to see bowler hat, flip flops and a...

Phew. Glad to see bowler hat, flip flops and a thong are still ok! Had me worried for a second.

I have suspension seatpost on my hybrid [because it came with it], not on my road bike. I honestly...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By slimyfrog

We'll check that out, thank you.

We'll check that out, thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By slimyfrog

Winter clothings for kids

My son (9 years old) would like to cycle in the [California] winter, but we are having an impossible time finding warmer cycling clothes for kids.

On this side of the bay the coldest temperatures...
11-07-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By slimyfrog

Oops... think I fixed the photo. Nice to...

Oops... think I fixed the photo. Nice to hearabout north gate road repaving :)
11-06-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By slimyfrog

Diablo in November

Always a beautiful place, even when it isn't a beautiful day.
http://img4.imagetitan.com/img4/small/14/14_diablo.png (http://img4.imagetitan.com/img.php?image=14_diablo.png)

:love:

But boy......
11-05-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 608
Posted By slimyfrog

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-16, 11:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,408
Posted By slimyfrog

I have a white Kask 50nta that over the summer,...

I have a white Kask 50nta that over the summer, never reminded me I was wearing it.
10-28-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By slimyfrog

Heheh I know, sorry. I was mostly talking for...

Heheh I know, sorry. I was mostly talking for myself. I have tried gyms so many times. I just can't stay in there more than 30 minutes :)
10-27-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By slimyfrog

Yeah. I don't have an answer for you, so I will...

Yeah. I don't have an answer for you, so I will also resort to saying 'Outside'. Bay area winters aren't bad at all. Warm/dry cycling clothing can make rides very comfortable and fun and can cost you...
10-25-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,708
Posted By slimyfrog

+1 One of the reasons I ride is to get away...

+1
One of the reasons I ride is to get away from all those things.
10-25-16, 06:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,851
Posted By slimyfrog

I'm using 700x25 gatorskin hardshell. My wheels...

I'm using 700x25 gatorskin hardshell. My wheels have about 1500 miles on them and for most of those miles I was around 225lbs. The front wheel is still looking too new to predict its end. On the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 21,753
Posted By slimyfrog

no

no
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-16, 12:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,651
Posted By slimyfrog

I'm partial to the PRO microfiber smart. ...

I'm partial to the PRO microfiber smart.
Shimano Pro Microfiber Smart Silicon BT > Components > Grips & Tape > Handlebar Tape | Jenson USA...
10-16-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By slimyfrog

Well that was disappointing... They stopped short...

Well that was disappointing... They stopped short of connecting it with the section further north. At least there were no construction vehicles around on Saturday.

I hope they resume work at some...
10-11-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,787
Posted By slimyfrog

I would not go for it. It's a rather old bike....

I would not go for it. It's a rather old bike. For the price you can get a more modern bike in the right size.. A friend has the same frame in a different color. Compared to today's bikes the frame...
10-02-16, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By slimyfrog

I messed up again, sorry :( I just can't seem to...

I messed up again, sorry :( I just can't seem to get this picture thing right. Darn it... I guess I'll have to ride up another time... <sigh>
;)
09-30-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By slimyfrog

Doing Diablo this Sat with a friend. Yay! Looking...

Doing Diablo this Sat with a friend. Yay! Looking forward to seeing the new infrastructure and the rangers betting on whether "the fat guy makes it to the top" or not ;)

FollowUp: I like it. All...
09-29-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,131
Posted By slimyfrog

I really like this one from SKS. It attached to...

I really like this one from SKS. It attached to the seatpost at any angle you want, it's very solid, and it just clips off for the rides you don't need it. It's around $10....
09-24-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By slimyfrog

I wonder if they have considered reserving a time...

I wonder if they have considered reserving a time for bicycles only. Maybe the gate could open at 8 for bicycles and 10 for cars? As a cyclist, I wouldn't mind paying for access at the ranger station...
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