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03-25-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 10,864
Posted By goldcoastjon

Back Again for 2019

I will be back again this year on my 1970s Windsor Profesional for the 85-mile ride. (I completed 62 miles of the previous Coastal Route in 2018 before being swept off the course at 5:00 pm. I am...
03-04-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,839
Posted By goldcoastjon

Long ago in the 1970s: nice (then wool) bike...

Long ago in the 1970s: nice (then wool) bike shorts with a (then-leather) chamois, and my hard-knocks-cost understanding of how valuable a good local bike shop was to me, regardless of the financial...
03-04-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,650
Posted By goldcoastjon

I agree. There is a certain "sauce" in a...

I agree. There is a certain "sauce" in a well-designed steel-framed bike that I missed when riding a top-notch alumiunum bike. (FYI, It was a TREK 2000, good enough in 1984 to win gold and silver in...
03-04-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,717
Posted By goldcoastjon

I have had several gear-intensive hobbies over my...

I have had several gear-intensive hobbies over my 67 years: hiking, backpacking, cross-country and backcountry skiing,
home remodeling, sewing, and cycling.

Now that I am no longer a homeowner, I...
02-17-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,935
Posted By goldcoastjon

I was trying to avoid a lengthy initial post and...

I was trying to avoid a lengthy initial post and let readers figure out the complex Eroica rules on their own. They can be found here:https://www.eroicacalifornia.com/regulation


"Apparently, if...
02-11-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,935
Posted By goldcoastjon

Eroica California 2019 (April 6-7, Cambria, CA)

Eroica California (April 6-7, 2019)is a terrific event that benefits Hospice of San Luis Obispo County.

EROICA CALIFORNIA | 6 - 7 APRIL 2019 (http://www.eroicacalifornia.com)

Four classic...
02-10-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By goldcoastjon

A very pretty bike! How long are the top...

A very pretty bike!

How long are the top tube and chain stays on your Scott frame?

Is that a unicrown fork or a cast aero-curved fork crown with traditional blades?

Thanks,

Jon
Forum: Commuting
02-10-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By goldcoastjon

Davei1980, After reading this thread, I have...

Davei1980,

After reading this thread, I have some suggestions. (Some have not yet been covered.)

1. Look up tests and reviews pf the light your mother bought you: how effective is it?
I like...
02-04-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,427
Posted By goldcoastjon

Do you enjoy riding all of your bikes? True, you...

Do you enjoy riding all of your bikes? True, you can only ride one at a time, but owning bikes is not like monogamy. (I have been married for 30 years and we both have multiple bikes.)

Have you...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,791
Posted By goldcoastjon

First, remember that at least half the function...

First, remember that at least half the function of your front lights is to make YOU visible to oncoming traffic.
Do you use a bright flashing white light up front in addition to your (steady)...
02-04-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,587
Posted By goldcoastjon

If you want to put weight on your bones, stand up...

If you want to put weight on your bones, stand up on climbs more often--just get out of the saddle.
Or try cyclo-cross racing, hiking, backpacking (!), or cross-country skiing as cross-training...
02-04-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,317
Posted By goldcoastjon

Dear BURN, What is really going on? What...

Dear BURN,

What is really going on? What happens when she gets angry like that?
I **suspect** her intense feelings stem from other contributing causes -- but this is only speculation on my part....
11-18-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 15,907
Posted By goldcoastjon

When I started riding derailleur-equipped bikes...

When I started riding derailleur-equipped bikes in 1965 there were no other shifters, to speak of: everyone used DT shifters except for the folks riding three-speeds, coaster-brake-equipped single...
11-12-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By goldcoastjon

I Rode to the Polls - TWICE!

I rode to the polls twice on November 6 here in Alameda, CA: once to vote myself and once to deliver Linda's vote-by-mail ballot to the same polling place for her.

...
11-12-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 15,907
Posted By goldcoastjon

Have you tried Campagnolo and SRAM brifters or...

Have you tried Campagnolo and SRAM brifters or onl Shimano STIs?

I like the Simplex Retrofriction DT shifters on my 1972 Windsor Pro Eroica Bike: they work on friction, not indexing, but...
11-12-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By goldcoastjon

The *ONLY* thing that really counts in saddle...

The *ONLY* thing that really counts in saddle choice is comfort (saddle type and position are the two determinants of this). Color is almost irrelevant, IMHO: a well-used and well-broken-in black...
11-12-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By goldcoastjon

oldberkeley, Can you post a photo of your...

oldberkeley,

Can you post a photo of your bike?

Look for tubing stickers and chrome on the forks and stays (or not). Assuming that the bike has its original components, their quality and...
10-29-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By goldcoastjon

Which car(s) will you use the hitch rack on?

Which car(s) will you use the hitch rack on?
10-08-18, 12:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,843
Posted By goldcoastjon

I'm in!

I am registered for the 82-mile "La Via Della Scalatore" route (the former Coastal Route but starting from Cambria) again this year but may drop back to the new (2019) 75-mile Santa Lucia Route...
09-24-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,245
Posted By goldcoastjon

Ride it, like it, buy it

Welcome to the world of road riding!

First, get your Centurion mixte checked out: is the frame properlly aligned and are the wheels true? If they are, your bike should not shake at 20 MPH...
...
09-23-18, 11:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,843
Posted By goldcoastjon

I wonder what the coastal version of the 40-mile...

I wonder what the coastal version of the 40-mile route will look like?
It is hard to imagine the 40-miler without the 8:00 am vino at the Cass Winery ...
09-23-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,843
Posted By goldcoastjon

I backpacked on the Hearst Ranch in the 1970s...

I backpacked on the Hearst Ranch in the 1970s (through a special arrangement with a Hearst family member) as part of a small group: it was an amazing walk through a gorgeous preserve that happened to...
09-23-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,843
Posted By goldcoastjon

This is my second try at responding to my own...

This is my second try at responding to my own thread--apparently, quoting someone else is the same as posting a URL or a JPEG, which I am learning the hard way....

I have reached 900 miles of...
09-08-18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,843
Posted By goldcoastjon

Eroica California 2019

I have ridden Eroica California (EC) since 2016. Last year, for the first time, I tried the 89-mile Coastal Route with 7000' of climbing but only made it 62 miles and about 5000' befpore getting...
09-08-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 931
Posted By goldcoastjon

GGDaddy, Finding really good practitioners...

GGDaddy,

Finding really good practitioners who know how to treat cycling-related issues effectively, IMHO (and from my 40 years as an adaptive-approaches-required cyclist following complicated...
09-03-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 931
Posted By goldcoastjon

1) Try a pro bike fit with someone with years or...

1) Try a pro bike fit with someone with years or decades of experience who really understands your issues and

is not fresh out of bike fit school or new to bike fitting: someone with decades of...
08-08-08, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By goldcoastjon

Capri Sport

Your bike looks a lot like thousands of entry-level cottered-crankset bikes with Simplex derailleurs that were made up through the mid-1970s, something like my Peugeot UO-8 in 1971.

Find a used...
08-08-08, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By goldcoastjon

Blasphemy: an alternative

I'd say it's blasphemy, simply because you might change your mind later and want two chain rings up front. (Maybe when you're old like me and your knees aren't as strong as they were "back in the...
Forum: Introductions
08-07-08, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By goldcoastjon

Alamedan, long-time cyclist

Greetings from Alameda, California, where we've lived and cycled since 1997.

I'm 56, and have been a cyclist for 50 years, since my first blue Schwinn Stingray. I've been a bike activist for over...
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