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03-04-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 111
Posted By Eric F

I usually buy complete sets for derailleurs and...

I usually buy complete sets for derailleurs and brakes all together, but that looks like the same stuff.
03-04-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 926
Views: 72,617
Posted By Eric F

Sounds like a good reason for me to stick to the...

Sounds like a good reason for me to stick to the San Gabriels. I start saying really bad words over 6%.
03-04-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 111
Posted By Eric F

My tendency is to use the top-end stuff from the...

My tendency is to use the top-end stuff from the manufacturer of the components on the bike (Shimano, in you case). Jagwire will work, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,860
Views: 356,695
Posted By Eric F

Going to join a group ride tonight that I used to...

Going to join a group ride tonight that I used to do when I was young and fast. There's a good chance I won't be around long enough to get yelled at.
03-04-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 111
Posted By Eric F

Higher-quality (more expensive) sets will have...

Higher-quality (more expensive) sets will have coated cables that minimize friction. This is especially important for reliable and quick shifting. IMO, good cables are worth the money.
03-04-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 111
Posted By Eric F

You want what is essentially the liner inside...

You want what is essentially the liner inside cable housing. The stuff JDT linked above is it. I recently bought that exact stuff when I re-cabled my internally-routed road bike. Worked great!
03-04-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By Eric F

Cycling teaches us lots of lessons. The cost of...

Cycling teaches us lots of lessons. The cost of the lesson may vary, as will the method of payment.
03-04-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,769
Posted By Eric F

You indicated that there isn't - and hasn't been...

You indicated that there isn't - and hasn't been - a German team, with German sponsors. This is not correct...no matter who said it originally. That was my issue with your previous post.

I...
03-04-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,745
Posted By Eric F

In my observations, it's completely dependent on...

In my observations, it's completely dependent on the group. On one of the rides I often do, there are usually just a few people that ride at the front, and it's really just to maintain the steady...
03-04-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 160
Posted By Eric F

I'm guessing an 8-speed cassette made by...

I'm guessing an 8-speed cassette made by Microsoft is REALLY hard to find. :lol:
03-04-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 313
Posted By Eric F

Damnit. I can't un-see that.

Damnit. I can't un-see that.
03-04-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,745
Posted By Eric F

You guys are confirming why so many people prefer...

You guys are confirming why so many people prefer to ride solo :lol:
03-04-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,745
Posted By Eric F

I've seen that more times than I can remember,...

I've seen that more times than I can remember, and it always reminds me of the "young bull, old bull" story :lol:

One of the signs of a high-quality group rider is understanding the dynamic of the...
03-04-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By Eric F

If you're just looking for navigation, Google...

If you're just looking for navigation, Google Maps on your cell phone would probably get the job done pretty well.

As for a bike computer, I love my Wahool Bolt...but I don't use the nav features...
03-03-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By Eric F

My road bike and trainer bike (formerly my main...

My road bike and trainer bike (formerly my main road bike) have the same type of pedals, and I use the same shoes on both bikes. Ease of walking around isn't a consideration for me.
03-03-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 160
Posted By Eric F

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Foo
03-03-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 873
Posted By Eric F

Enticing flavors like... "Hint of hint of LIME"...

Enticing flavors like...
"Hint of hint of LIME"
"Spent time near a COCONUT"
"WATERMELON flavor...if you use your imagination"
03-03-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 854
Posted By Eric F

I enjoy working on my own bikes (and occasionally...

I enjoy working on my own bikes (and occasionally the bikes of friends) and there are only a few tasks that I either don't have the tools or knowledge to do. I came across one of those tasks recently...
03-03-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,745
Posted By Eric F

This may be the most compelling argument on this...

This may be the most compelling argument on this topic so far.
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 873
Posted By Eric F

Well...someone has to keep the balance in the...

Well...someone has to keep the balance in the universe. I guess that means I need to increase my beer intake to compensate for Hondo.
03-02-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,745
Posted By Eric F

Another option...Find better riders to ride with....

Another option...Find better riders to ride with. The cooperative efficient effort of a tight pack rolling easily along at 25+ mph where everyone is comfortable, confident, and capable riding close...
03-02-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,745
Posted By Eric F

In my experience with these types of rides (which...

In my experience with these types of rides (which were a large part of my training diet in my racer-boy days) there is a fair amount of self-policing going on, even without a defined leader. ...
03-02-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By Eric F

Depending on the design of the compression nut,...

Depending on the design of the compression nut, it may provide support around the top of the steerer tube, which eliminates concerns about the connection loosening over time due to the tube getting...
Forum: Foo
03-01-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 120,327
Posted By Eric F

This video is terrible...but I really like the...

This video is terrible...but I really like the song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw0zYd0eIlk&ab_channel=PhoebeBridgersVEVO

Jordi has been getting airplay on LA-based KROQ radio's "Locals...
03-01-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,769
Posted By Eric F

Not at all true. There are currently 12 pro...

Not at all true.

There are currently 12 pro cycling teams based in Germany (and have been many others over many years), including current World Tour teams Bora-Hansgrohe and Team DSM. There are...
03-01-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,769
Posted By Eric F

I love my Storck! However, I also love that...

I love my Storck! However, I also love that there's not many of them around my parts. Tons of Canyons, though.
03-01-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By Eric F

You will get to the point pretty quickly where...

You will get to the point pretty quickly where unclipping becomes second nature, and getting your foot down isn't much slower than if your were riding clipless.
03-01-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By Eric F

Sounds a lot like what goes on in my head. ...

Sounds a lot like what goes on in my head. Between job, the demands of high-level youth sports, assorted family/house tasks, and trying to spend some quality time with the wifey, figuring out how to...
03-01-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,745
Posted By Eric F

Solo is my least favorite riding on the road. ...

Solo is my least favorite riding on the road. Sometimes it's nice, but generally, I prefer interaction with other riders. Long endurance rides with a good friend (or a few) and good conversation is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 197,231
Posted By Eric F

Hawt!

Hawt!
02-27-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 926
Views: 72,617
Posted By Eric F

35 miles / 2800 ft revisiting the climbs from one...

35 miles / 2800 ft revisiting the climbs from one of the regular group rides I used to do 16+ years ago (Pasadena, Altadena, Arcadia area). I started fairly strong (relative to my current fitness),...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,184
Posted By Eric F

Because some people are willfully ignorant.

Because some people are willfully ignorant.
02-26-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 926
Views: 72,617
Posted By Eric F

The Tuesday/Thursday Rose Bowl group ride is...

The Tuesday/Thursday Rose Bowl group ride is notorious for being fast and furious, and is fantastic for crit-type high intensity training. When I was a racer-boy, this ride was a regular part of my...
02-24-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 926
Posted By Eric F

Valid points.

Valid points.
02-24-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 926
Posted By Eric F

There's already more than one vehicle on Mars. ...

There's already more than one vehicle on Mars. In related news...I'm eagerly anticipating the first round of BattleBots from Mars.
02-23-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Eric F

Definitely different paint options on the 2005...

Definitely different paint options on the 2005 Rapid. I haven't been able to find any 2003 catalog info. Your frame is missing the "rapid" name on the TT, but everything else matches with that pic....
02-23-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Eric F

Is it sloping TT geometry? If it is, it looks a...

Is it sloping TT geometry? If it is, it looks a LOT like the 2004 Rapid...
http://velobase.com/CatalogScans/Colnago/Colnago2004.pdf
02-23-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Eric F

The VIP did not have a round TT either.

The VIP did not have a round TT either.
02-23-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Eric F

It looks very similar to the VIP that I rode in...

It looks very similar to the VIP that I rode in '02-'04. The VIP was an Altec 2 tubeset.
02-23-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,382
Posted By Eric F

This is 100% accurate (for me).

This is 100% accurate (for me).
02-22-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By Eric F

I Beat Justin Williams!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/308x230/dh4_ef_win4_crop__89a909918ea83641fa9583bd9806a9a9ba279e27.jpg

2004 CBR Cat 3 State Championship crit. I was a 35yo dedicated weekend...
02-22-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,919
Posted By Eric F

"Gravel" = Unpaved. Gravel bikes are very...

"Gravel" = Unpaved.

Gravel bikes are very similar to cyclocross bikes, which have a long history of tolerating some significant abuse.
02-22-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Eric F

This Ultimate is a great example of the upper-end...

This Ultimate is a great example of the upper-end frames built by Kawamura for Nishiki. I'm pretty sure this one would be early-'80s. Lug lining was typical for these frames.
02-22-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 926
Views: 72,617
Posted By Eric F

That's a big ride. Nice :)

That's a big ride. Nice :)
02-21-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Eric F

A whole lot depends on the type of effort. For a...

A whole lot depends on the type of effort. For a sprint, I'm going to be in the drops and out of the saddle, which puts a majority of the weight over the front wheel, but still enough on the rear...
Forum: Introductions
02-21-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Eric F

Welcome back. A little over a year ago, I...

Welcome back. A little over a year ago, I returned from a 15-year hiatus. It feels good to be back on the bike again. I hope you have a great time. :)
02-21-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 926
Views: 72,617
Posted By Eric F

Arroyo Seco bike path -> LA River bike path ->...

Arroyo Seco bike path -> LA River bike path -> Griffith Park (reverse trash truck hill and loop to the Observatory -> return the way we came. Lots of steady pedaling, and some good climbing efforts....
02-20-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,034
Posted By Eric F

What program is providing these funds for you?

What program is providing these funds for you?
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 931
Posted By Eric F

As the board leans over to turn, the wheels on...

As the board leans over to turn, the wheels on the inside of the turn will move closer to the middle of the deck. It looks like the cutouts are extended for different truck locations (additional...
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By Eric F

This is way more common than you probably...

This is way more common than you probably realize.

I'm typing this from work, where I've done very little of my current tasks (nothing urgently time sensitive), but have spent a lot of time...
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