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06-18-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,350
Posted By gobes

Somehow this thread got revived. I created this...

Somehow this thread got revived. I created this thread nearly 3 years ago.

In the meantime... after I started racing I wanted a lighter bike and bought a Trek XO2. The XO2 was a lot lighter than...
Forum: Touring
02-24-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By gobes

I went to Maui a few years ago and took my road...

I went to Maui a few years ago and took my road bike to ride up Haleakala and to ride around. Since that trip I've wanted to go back and take my touring bike to circumnavigate the island. Reading...
12-12-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By gobes

Tree Farm.

Tree Farm.
12-04-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By gobes

I saw pictures of the soma hubs on their site. ...

I saw pictures of the soma hubs on their site. There's not a lot of information. They appear to have hollow axles with bolts. To use a quick release I'm assuming that you'd need to cut the...
12-03-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By gobes

I'll check into the dimension and soma hubs. ...

I'll check into the dimension and soma hubs. Thanks for the help.
12-03-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By gobes

track ends

track ends
12-02-08, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By gobes

I'm tired of messing with the 15mm bolts. I...

I'm tired of messing with the 15mm bolts. I figure that using a tensioner with the quick release will be fine. A lot of guys racing 'cross use a quick release and it seems to work fine. Most of...
12-01-08, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By gobes

120 hub with quick release axle

I'm looking for a 120mm spaced hub that will accept a freewheel and that has a quick release axle. Does anybody know where I can find one? Or just the quick release axle to replace the solid axle...
03-07-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By gobes

I don't live in San Diego so I can't help you out...

I don't live in San Diego so I can't help you out with trails. Maybe get in touch with Celo Pacific. They have a lot of guys who race 'cross.

I just take my 'cross bike out on the trails where...
03-03-08, 03:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,481
Posted By gobes

You know that you're not supposed to mix in with...

You know that you're not supposed to mix in with other categories, right?
I would think that nobody would mind if you were dropped and then sat on the back of another group to make it to the...
02-26-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By gobes

Autos and bicycles should not be squeezing...

Autos and bicycles should not be squeezing through a "substandard width lane". I'd ride in the middle of the lane and the cars can wait.

from CVC 21202(a)(3)
...
a "substandard width lane" is a...
02-18-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,944
Posted By gobes

Was that Chet disguised as Dave Zabriskie in the...

Was that Chet disguised as Dave Zabriskie in the prologue yesterday?
02-16-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,577
Posted By gobes

Here are my bikes: road - Trek 5500 (2003) ...

Here are my bikes:
road - Trek 5500 (2003)
fixed - Specialized Langster (2008)
cyclocross - Trek XO2 (2007)
cyclocross - Specialized Singlecross (2008)
cyclocross - Specialized Tricross Sport...
02-09-08, 10:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,944
Posted By gobes

That's no tour bus. That's a "sweet...

That's no tour bus. That's a "sweet rig".
01-28-08, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By gobes

I will, but then again I ride to work every day,...

I will, but then again I ride to work every day, rain or shine.
01-28-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By gobes

I rode the 40+ 4/5 and the 30+ 3/4. For the 40+...

I rode the 40+ 4/5 and the 30+ 3/4. For the 40+ 4/5 the sky was clear and the roads were wet. It was a good safe race with no crashes. For the 30+ 3/4 the sky was clear and the roads had dried...
01-21-08, 11:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,495
Posted By gobes

What I want to see are the pictures of Chet and...

What I want to see are the pictures of Chet and all the ladies/groupies who follow him.
01-21-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By gobes

The final climb, just past Irvine lake, is called...

The final climb, just past Irvine lake, is called "dump" or "trash truck".
01-02-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,917
Posted By gobes

I got pulled over for riding the wrong way in a...

I got pulled over for riding the wrong way in a bike lane (on a big 4 lane street). I only had to go about a block and I didn't want to make a left (crossing the street) and then have to make...
12-29-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,403,912
Posted By gobes

Looks good. Is that an '07? What kind of rear...

Looks good. Is that an '07? What kind of rear hub and skewer are you using?
12-28-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By gobes

I have a performance travel-trac 2000 fluid...

I have a performance travel-trac 2000 fluid trainer and the fixed gear works fine on it. In fact I tortured myself for almost an hour and a half last night watching a spinervals dvd with the fixed...
12-26-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,104
Posted By gobes

Specialized Tricross.

Specialized Tricross.
12-21-07, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,561,147
Posted By gobes

It looks like a kryptonite lock that is sold for...

It looks like a kryptonite lock that is sold for motorcycles.
12-10-07, 04:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,405
Posted By gobes

Yeah, I should clarify that my experience is with...

Yeah, I should clarify that my experience is with Mexican Spanish. My Mexican wife says that nobody, from Mexico, would say "montar a bici" and it sounds strange to me.
12-10-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,405
Posted By gobes

Nobody says "montar" in reference to a bike. Uno...

Nobody says "montar" in reference to a bike. Uno monta a caballo.
I've always heard "andar en bicicleta"
12-10-07, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By gobes

If you're looking for an all around bike I'd go...

If you're looking for an all around bike I'd go with the sport. I have an '08 sport and I like it a lot. It's pretty heavy but you can ride that bike anywhere and do anything on it. I have used it...
12-07-07, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,969
Posted By gobes

Cyclocross bike because it's just more fun to...

Cyclocross bike because it's just more fun to ride.
12-07-07, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,213
Posted By gobes

I like shimano spds like the PD-M520. They're...

I like shimano spds like the PD-M520. They're cheap and work well.
12-06-07, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,572
Posted By gobes

I have a Trek XO2 that I race on and ride on the...

I have a Trek XO2 that I race on and ride on the road. It has gotten to the point that my road bike is not even in working order, I just swap wheels and ride the XO2 on the road, including group...
11-25-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,878
Posted By gobes

What kind of fenders did you put on?

What kind of fenders did you put on?
11-24-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,374
Posted By gobes

Is this to me? I like the bike except the bars...

Is this to me? I like the bike except the bars and a couple of decals. I would have bought the base model Langster if it were available, but it wasn't. Now I have the same bike, I can easily swap...
11-24-07, 12:27 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,374
Posted By gobes

I ended up buying the Langster Chicago... because...

I ended up buying the Langster Chicago... because I could. I originally wanted the base model Langster because I wanted the regular drop bars and brake levers. When I called my lbs to order one I...
11-24-07, 12:17 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,374
Posted By gobes

Well, I did ride the tricross in a cyclocross...

Well, I did ride the tricross in a cyclocross race the first week I had it. I didn't ride it fixed though, I think that I might get seriously hurt if I tried that. It's gotta be pretty tough to...
11-22-07, 12:40 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,374
Posted By gobes

Because I can't help myself and I was hoping you...

Because I can't help myself and I was hoping you guys could convince me otherwise. ;-)
11-21-07, 12:41 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,374
Posted By gobes

Yes, it does.

Yes, it does.
11-21-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,374
Posted By gobes

I'm too old to be concerned with "scene points". ...

I'm too old to be concerned with "scene points". I'm just looking for a single speed to do long road rides.
11-21-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,374
Posted By gobes

talk me out of buying a langster

I already have a single speed tricross so arguably I could just swap the wheels/tires and ride it on the road just fine. But for some reason I want a langster too.
11-19-07, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By gobes

I bought the single speed specialized tricross...

I bought the single speed specialized tricross for $699.
11-18-07, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By gobes

There's no suspension. Just some rubber wrapped...

There's no suspension. Just some rubber wrapped around the fork where the canti mounts are.
11-18-07, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By gobes

I got a chance to race my singlecross today. The...

I got a chance to race my singlecross today. The course was not very technical, having said that the bike handled well. I ran the bike completely stock, heavy wheels and tires and all without any...
11-17-07, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By gobes

I just got one, picked it up last night. I...

I just got one, picked it up last night. I haven't ridden enough yet to comment much.
I'll be racing it Sunday.
11-16-07, 06:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,039
Posted By gobes

Specialized Tricross singlecross

Specialized Tricross singlecross
11-16-07, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,527
Posted By gobes

A 'cross bike will be fine for long road rides. ...

A 'cross bike will be fine for long road rides. Just throw some road tires on it and go. I do long road rides on my Trek XO2.
11-12-07, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By gobes

If you're on the fence about going then I say...

If you're on the fence about going then I say definitely go. It's a great ride. Where else can you ride 109 miles without stopping?
I went the last two years but won't be able to go this year. ...
11-06-07, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By gobes

My favorite trails / fire roads to ride on the...

My favorite trails / fire roads to ride on the 'cross bike are closed right now. I like to ride from home (foothill ranch) through whiting ranch to santiago canyon, up through the canyon to black...
11-06-07, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By gobes

fsa gossamer cross, 46x36, mega exo bottom...

fsa gossamer cross, 46x36, mega exo bottom bracket and pretty cheap
10-30-07, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By gobes

This morning the air quality in Foothill Ranch /...

This morning the air quality in Foothill Ranch / Lake Forest was still very poor. There appeared to be a blanket of smoke lingering over the area. It has now cleared out and looks much better...
10-29-07, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By gobes

My aluminum Trek XO2 cyclocross bike rides just...

My aluminum Trek XO2 cyclocross bike rides just as smooth if not smoother than my Trek 5500 carbon fiber road bike. Comparisons made using the same wheels and tires.
10-29-07, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By gobes

The air here in Foothill Ranch is still really...

The air here in Foothill Ranch is still really bad. I commute by bicycle _every_ single day, rain or shine, but have been forced to drive to work the last several days.

The air quality is so bad...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-07, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By gobes

I often commute on a Specialized Tricross Sport. ...

I often commute on a Specialized Tricross Sport. I mix it up by riding on roads, paved mup and dirt trails and the bike handles all of them well. It doesn't come with fenders but has eyelets and...
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