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06-09-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By guidosan

If people do not know, how do you want them to...

If people do not know, how do you want them to reply? Maybe you can contact KHS? Try https://khsbicycles.com/
More specifically:

KHS, Inc.
2840 E. Harcourt Street
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,715
Posted By guidosan

Noglider, Thanks for sharing but it makes me a...

Noglider,
Thanks for sharing but it makes me a nit jealous of what I see. Wish we had a better commuting option here in Southern California. But I can dream.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By guidosan

Aloo, love your persistence, keep it up. A lot...

Aloo, love your persistence, keep it up. A lot of good advice given.
For me I need to try and keep options open so I don't talk myself out of riding. Having public transportation available is a...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By guidosan

Just wondering how you get the bike and yourself...

Just wondering how you get the bike and yourself home after work if you commute one way?
I agree with Classtime and try riding on a Saturday (or day off). When I first started to commute in the...
05-28-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,048
Posted By guidosan

Hey DaveLeeNC, I understand that the light...

Hey DaveLeeNC, I understand that the light doesn't work for your purposes, but wondering what you will be using instead of a Light and Motion light?

On one hand I can agree with your...
05-28-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By guidosan

Derailleur housing end caps

First not sure about the nomenclature, but I see the term end caps and ferrules both being used for the fittings that goes on the end of the cable housing.

But my question is, how tight should the...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,758
Posted By guidosan

I am commuting on a mtn bike morphed as a roadie...

I am commuting on a mtn bike morphed as a roadie with 1.5" slicks. Since the middle of last year until now, I have lost count of how many flats I have gotten. Construction right near work, and I...
05-22-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,394
Posted By guidosan

I use the steel cut oats with some dried...

I use the steel cut oats with some dried cranberries and a little brown sugar. This method isn't for everybody, but I put about 1 cup into a mason jar with enough water to cover the oats by ~4 cm. ...
05-20-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By guidosan

Agree with Falchoon, we need to know a little...

Agree with Falchoon, we need to know a little more info. A budget is needed, but what type of riding and how long will you be out is important. Are you doing mtn bike riding at night or commuting on...
05-14-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By guidosan

Thanks for finding that. As I suspected, this is...

Thanks for finding that. As I suspected, this is a no go. Hoping to be updating the phone and then I should be able to install the app.
thanks again.

PS Nice username 'superdex'. Are you a...
05-13-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By guidosan

Lezyne GPS without using a smartphone?

Quick question regarding the Lezyne GPS (Super GPS). Wondering how much can I use this without a smartphone. I know I can use the GPS to record the ride and then download to Strava by using the...
05-07-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,322
Posted By guidosan

Okay, good point as I did not check on...

Okay, good point as I did not check on availability, as I was going off of Sheldon's tables that you can find here:
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k9.shtml

Assuming a 9-speed (12 - 36)...
05-06-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By guidosan

Yes you are correct, wasn't think through this...

Yes you are correct, wasn't think through this very well. Thanks for clearing this up.
05-06-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,322
Posted By guidosan

I am sure this won't be very popular, but I...

I am sure this won't be very popular, but I wonder if the 11-tooth is really needed. (At least at my age, I realize I can't spin an 11 any more.) If the 11 isn't needed there is the option for a...
05-06-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By guidosan

Sorry I just looked at the link I posted again. ...

Sorry I just looked at the link I posted again. It may not help too much as this is comparing stems on the same bike (thus having the same head tube angle). You may have to resort to pencil, paper...
05-06-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By guidosan

Well this may not be addressing the question or...

Well this may not be addressing the question or flat out wrong way to approach this, but you can try this link:

http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php
Enter the head angle of the Jamis with...
04-22-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By guidosan

This checks all the wants the OP asked for.

This checks all the wants the OP asked for.
03-26-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,893
Posted By guidosan

Drop bar for me and again for the variety of hand...

Drop bar for me and again for the variety of hand positions. Likewise I set it up so I am comfortable in the drops which helps in ways, especially with a headwind.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By guidosan

I know there are times when the big-big is the...

I know there are times when the big-big is the way to go and I certainly do it too. Sorry if I was a bit snarky, didn't mean to be.
But a very nice bike and I am a bit jealous!
03-15-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,039
Posted By guidosan

I am also one of those that has the saddle very...

I am also one of those that has the saddle very slightly angled up.
I don't think you should adjust fit by moving the saddle around. Set the saddle up in relation to the bottom bracket and keep it...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By guidosan

I like the bike too, but I am also bothered by...

I like the bike too, but I am also bothered by the non-horizontal pump. Also, are you in the big-big combo?
Forum: Commuting
02-14-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,865
Posted By guidosan

I use a couple of things. The mason jars are...

I use a couple of things. The mason jars are great and haven't had any problems as long as I remember to tighten down the lid. I also use snapware and you can find them here...
01-30-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By guidosan

Okay, I pretty much agree with what everybody has...

Okay, I pretty much agree with what everybody has already said. Get a trainer or rollers instead of a dedicated exercise bike. Also, I am in the camp where riding a trainer was painful to get...
11-05-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,065
Posted By guidosan

When I commute I store these in the panniers. On...

When I commute I store these in the panniers. On my road rides, I rubber-band my license, a credit card and some cash to the back of my phone and put into a zip lock bag and store in my jersey...
10-29-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By guidosan

Richard, Just be sure to call the shop first...

Richard,
Just be sure to call the shop first before you make the drive. I hate for you to show up only to find that they are not equipped for your needs.

Good luck!

Guidosan
10-26-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By guidosan

Well a bit far, but if you are willing to go to...

Well a bit far, but if you are willing to go to Camarillo, check out Bill's bike Shop (2370 E Las Posas Rd # A, Camarillo, CA 93010). Phone number is 805-484-1203 and talk with Mark. I love looking...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,244
Posted By guidosan

Well I don’t have any experience with the magura...

Well I don’t have any experience with the magura HS 33s so I can’t make any comments on those. But if it were me, I would give adjusting the canti’s one more time. Have had canti brakes for a long...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By guidosan

Congratulations, and commuting may be addicting. ...

Congratulations, and commuting may be addicting. For me, getting a routine for everything from access badge to lunches helped a lot. Also as you continue you will see what you like and what you may...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By guidosan

Hey thanks for all of the input. My current...

Hey thanks for all of the input.
My current saddle is a Selle Italia Flite and is fairly firm but I can push about 3 mm into the padding. When I did 75 miles (120 km) I felt nothing out of the...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By guidosan

More saddle time needed?

Okay, until recently I have been doing rides of about 30 miles, but almost never two days in a row. I have been commuting about 15 miles each way, and again not on consecutive days.
But this year I...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By guidosan

Never used any of these, but look at the: ...

Never used any of these, but look at the:

Plantet Bike KOKO
MSW RCR-100
MSW Pork chop
MSW RCR-100
Origin8 Classique

https://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/accessories/racks-bike/rear
06-20-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By guidosan

I get it, I don't think there is a wrong way to...

I get it, I don't think there is a wrong way to go. As you mention that she has zero saddle time, then a few rides may be a good idea to help her get a feel for the bike and riding position. If she...
06-14-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By guidosan

Not sue I understand, did she buy the bike at the...

Not sue I understand, did she buy the bike at the bike shop you sent her? If so, then shouldn't they do a fitting for her, at least something between eyeballing the fit and a top shelf experience? ...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,822
Posted By guidosan

I'm with Darth Lefty in that I leave a pair of...

I'm with Darth Lefty in that I leave a pair of shoes at work. For me it is a simple solution vs new pedals.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,587
Posted By guidosan

If it were me, I would first check to see if the...

If it were me, I would first check to see if the brakes can be adjusted better or if the pads are hard and need to be replaced. Have somebody at the LBS check it out for you. I have small hands and...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By guidosan

First off, be sure you know your cycling inseam. ...

First off, be sure you know your cycling inseam. You pants inseam is not the same things. Cycling inseam is measured by standing barefoot with feet about 8 - 10 inches apart. Then with a book,...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-18, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,400
Posted By guidosan

I agree with cyccommute by needing a brighter...

I agree with cyccommute by needing a brighter light in well lite areas. Just like daytime lights need to be brighter if they are going to be seen. Part of my commute is on a busy street with a lot...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,400
Posted By guidosan

Okay I know you asked for guidance on what...

Okay I know you asked for guidance on what lights, but first a commentary on what has become important to me. Other than being bright enough, I value having USB rechargeable as well as decent...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By guidosan

It's a nice looking bike, but then again I really...

It's a nice looking bike, but then again I really like the old classic look. It is probably a freewheel and thus getting a replacement when worn out may be a little harder than a typical cassette. ...
05-09-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By guidosan

Probably just poorly seated on the rim. When I...

Probably just poorly seated on the rim. When I install a tube, I partially fill the tube and then deflate. Then check the bead all the way around the rim by squeezing the sides in. Then re-inflate....
04-12-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By guidosan

My vote is on cleat position. If not the same...

My vote is on cleat position. If not the same you can recruit different muscles.
Also, sometimes with new gear or the first ride after a long break, I tend to ride a bit more enthusiastically. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,083
Posted By guidosan

Okay I'll play. I have a bachelors degree in...

Okay I'll play. I have a bachelors degree in biochemistry and used to work in biotech. Just recently the company that I worked for told me, and over a hundred others, that our services were no...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,253
Posted By guidosan

If you are interested in a new bag, you could get...

If you are interested in a new bag, you could get the shopping bag pannier and just put the backpack in it. For example: http://www.calhouncycle.com/productcart/pc/Grocery-Bag-Pannier-p560.htm
...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By guidosan

You could get an Axiom 2429 Journey Adjustable ...

You could get an Axiom 2429 Journey Adjustable rack. It is designed for wheels from 24" to 29". It has the bar to keep panniers out of the wheel, but unfortunately, it doesn't have and additional...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,218
Posted By guidosan

I agree with this statement: "IMO- it isn't...

I agree with this statement: "IMO- it isn't about whether you're bike commuting, but about getting some riding in if you want."

I know when I made the commitment to commute and did so daily, my...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 18,584
Posted By guidosan

Booger, Regarding your pic from post #4...

Booger,
Regarding your pic from post #4 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) .

http://fasttrains.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/traffic-jam.jpg

Isn't that a...
06-04-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By guidosan

Sorry I am not clear. What I mean is that, in...

Sorry I am not clear. What I mean is that, in general the link wire size that originally came with the breaks is probably the way to go for most people. Since you already cut it up, your choices...
06-03-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By guidosan

Well I would not do what you are trying. ...

Well I would not do what you are trying. Truthfully, I do not know what that upper piece is for, but I use it as an area to hold while you pull the wire out of the brake. It probably does not fit...
05-28-10, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,563
Posted By guidosan

It will shift fine, up and down from the higher 4...

It will shift fine, up and down from the higher 4 gears, but if I shift down to the lowest one, it seems to get stuck.

It sounds like a limit screw issue. Best thing is to just start from the...
05-25-10, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By guidosan

Not sure if your question is more for predicting...

Not sure if your question is more for predicting ride quality, or if this is a possible/worthwhile project. As far as ride quality is concerned, I can’t say, but wider tires at a lower pressure goes...
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