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Forum: Commuting
01-17-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,877
Posted By mister

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/bdd5d8d5_5fc4_4483_b7fb_f7efb5de1044_776b376ab7aa11c8a5d8b3e5de5d58bf254657f6.jpeg
My Trek 520 in full winter commute mode.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,950
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: 2,039
Views: 425,651
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: 4,830
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: 5,685,015
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: 9,051
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: 4,916
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: 26,589
Views: 16,397,310
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: 38,002
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: 3,003
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: 8,885
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: 7,058
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: 7,058
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: 7,377
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: 597
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: 38,002
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: 26,589
Views: 16,397,310
Posted By mister

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,170
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: 1,201
Views: 207,133
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: 6,852
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: 1,730
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: 2,732
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: 5,685,015
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: 5,685,015
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: 969
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: 5,685,015
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: 5,685,015
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: 5,685,015
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: 5,685,015
Posted By mister

Son of a...! :lol:

Son of a...! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26,589
Views: 16,397,310
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: 3,503
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: 19,175
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.
01-17-17, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,368
Posted By mister

I got the enhanced Super GPS and speed/ cadence...

I got the enhanced Super GPS and speed/ cadence sensor for Christmas and really like it. I tried the navigation once and wasn't all that impressed with how long it took to reroute at times. Syncing...
08-31-16, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,823
Posted By mister

Nothing like resurrecting an old thread! I'm in...

Nothing like resurrecting an old thread! I'm in Eureka. There are a decent amount of riders around... at least according to Strava.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,386
Posted By mister

While I don't much like commuting in the rain,...

While I don't much like commuting in the rain, there is an incredible sense of badassness that comes with riding in a downpour when everyone is shaking their heads. Some of my biggest smiles did...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,156
Posted By mister

I'd go with the CAAD. I like the Synapse, but the...

I'd go with the CAAD. I like the Synapse, but the ones I've seen are increasingly coming with disc brakes and I prefer caliper brakes (that's a whole other thread). I also prefer aluminum to carbon....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,213
Posted By mister

I ride with many firefighters and medics. Most of...

I ride with many firefighters and medics. Most of them have a Road ID and know to check for them, but the priority at the scene is saving the life. I know Road ID is really working to educate first...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,386
Posted By mister

Ha! I drive down to the Bay Area frequently and...

Ha! I drive down to the Bay Area frequently and stop by REI when I need stuff. I avoid that Wal-Mart like the plague...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,334
Posted By mister

I still have an iPhone 5 so the size isn't too...

I still have an iPhone 5 so the size isn't too bad. The longest rides I've done with it weree a couple hours and the battery held out great. Any phone bigger and I'm going back to my trusty Cateye...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,213
Posted By mister

Wait, you mean they aren't to just show you're a...

Wait, you mean they aren't to just show you're a cyclist and start a conversation?

My wife refers to mine as a "charm bracelet for men" since I've never needed it for an emergency. I have severe...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,386
Posted By mister

I've tried a couple sets of fenders from SKS. The...

I've tried a couple sets of fenders from SKS. The problem is I can't find ones that fit on the forks since I don't have eyelets and the blades aren't shaped normally. I just picked up some for next...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-16, 02:50 AM
Replies: 15,295
Views: 11,046,015
Posted By mister

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/4b...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/4bKsaS.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/pn4bKsaSj)
Forum: Commuting
06-03-16, 02:48 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,386
Posted By mister

Where I live, it rains a lot (over 46 inches...

Where I live, it rains a lot (over 46 inches since October '15). I don't like riding in the rain. When it rains, it's also cold. Getting to work soaked, freezing, and with a mud stripe that looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-16, 02:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,334
Posted By mister

I got a QuadLock case and mount for my iPhone and...

I got a QuadLock case and mount for my iPhone and use Strava.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-16, 12:17 AM
Replies: 26,589
Views: 16,397,310
Posted By mister

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/4b...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/4bKsaS.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/pn4bKsaSj)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,178
Posted By mister

I use the Lezyne S-Caddy. It's relatively small,...

I use the Lezyne S-Caddy. It's relatively small, but has plenty of room for tire levers, the three hex keys I need, an extra tube, and some speed patches with room to spare.

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,843
Posted By mister

About a year ago, I switched from Ultegra to SRAM...

About a year ago, I switched from Ultegra to SRAM Force and really liked the SRAM. I've never used Campy before. I've always thought Campy was a bit ostentatious. Ultegra and Dura-Ace are fantastic...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,755
Posted By mister

A couple weeks ago I found the frame for some...

A couple weeks ago I found the frame for some Oakley M-Frame sunglasses. They were camo and pretty well smashed. I found an iPhone 6 that had been run over and was totally useless. Mostly around here...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,961
Posted By mister

I used mapmyride for several years, then switched...

I used mapmyride for several years, then switched to Strava as a lot of my riding friends used Strava. I recently went back to mapmyride though as I replaced my cycle computer with my phone, and...
02-27-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,412
Posted By mister

I live in Eureka, CA and I've ridden SF to LA the...

I live in Eureka, CA and I've ridden SF to LA the last two summers with a group of friends and I regularly drive 101 from one end of the state to the other. Once in California, come down 101. When...
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