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03-05-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By granite4brains

Thanks Chaadster, I'll check out some of the...

Thanks Chaadster, I'll check out some of the folding tires.
03-02-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By granite4brains

Tire Question

Hi,

A ways back at mile 95 of a century I was riding, my tire blew out and gave me a flat! The SAG vehicle came along and changed my tire with a kind of tire that can fold up very compactly. ...
02-20-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By granite4brains

I'm really liking the looks of that Showers Pass...

I'm really liking the looks of that Showers Pass Eilte 2.1. Didn't notice the pit zips on it at first, either. Thanks a bunch guys, I think this might be the one for me. I also like the Golden Rod...
02-20-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By granite4brains

Oh and I also found the CatsEye and Niterider...

Oh and I also found the CatsEye and Niterider lights. Both look nice. Anybody prefer one over the other for any particular reason?
02-20-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By granite4brains

Hi cale, Those do look like nice jackets,...

Hi cale,

Those do look like nice jackets, but I am actually out in the desert, so the exact opposite climate ;-) Sorry probably should have specified. Looking for more of a wind-stopper shell...
02-20-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By granite4brains

Cycling Jackets

Hello,

I've been using my light-weight Marmot hiking shell for some time while cycling, but I really want to get more visible and get a proper cycling jacket with a bright yellow color. I started...
01-31-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By granite4brains

Thanks, maybe I'm okay then, as the noise isn't...

Thanks, maybe I'm okay then, as the noise isn't super bad
01-31-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By granite4brains

Components wise, I just bought this guy: ...

Components wise, I just bought this guy:

Domane 4.5 - Trek Bicycle (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/endurance_race/domane/domane_4_5_compact/)

Drivetrain ...
01-31-15, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By granite4brains

Hi fietsbob! Being a newbie I have no idea what...

Hi fietsbob! Being a newbie I have no idea what that terminology means. What's the difference between friction shifted and STI? How do I tell which one I have? I'm guessing its STI, since I don't...
01-31-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By granite4brains

So, I guess that means I am thinking about things...

So, I guess that means I am thinking about things right, by forgetting about the rubbing there and just using the outer chain ring as I get to higher gears, while making sure the hill climbing gear...
01-31-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By granite4brains

Shifting Adjustments Advice

Hi, newbie here to bicycle maintenance and had a couple quick questions on adjusting the shifting system.

I've got that "Zinn and the Fine Art of Bicycle Maintenance" and he covers the high and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,688
Posted By granite4brains

Thanks for the thoughtful and informative replies...

Thanks for the thoughtful and informative replies guys, this really helps. I guess it is making me lean towards the Dorman or Roubaix as the right bike to start with. I think I am going to follow...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,688
Posted By granite4brains

Here's an example of a cheaper bike I came across...

Here's an example of a cheaper bike I came across that looks to be all about comfort (more so than the Dormand maybe?)

Specialized Bicycle Components...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,688
Posted By granite4brains

Hi Willbird, Thanks for the feedback. I...

Hi Willbird,

Thanks for the feedback. I guess I'm willing to spend up to around 3500. But, I would go a little more (or even a lot less) if it meant a comfortable ride. I just want to be able...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,688
Posted By granite4brains

Hi canam, yeah I was checking out the Trek...

Hi canam,

yeah I was checking out the Trek Dormand, which is looks to be Trek's Endurance line. Sounds nice, but it looks like it has even more aggresive seating than the Madonne when you look at...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,688
Posted By granite4brains

Suggestions For A Road Bike, Comfortable, Yet Good Performance?

Hi,

A ways back I bought a Trek Pilot, however the size jumped from a 58 to a 63. I got the 63 but it turned out to be a little too big and has taken a toll on my neck (or my knees and ass if I...
10-23-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,513
Posted By granite4brains

Comfortable Bike, Yet Good Performance?

Hi,

A ways back I bought a Trek Pilot, however the size jumped from a 58 to a 63. I got the 63 but it turned out to be a little too big and has taken a toll on my neck (or my knees and ass if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-06, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By granite4brains

This really does sound perfect then. All I...

This really does sound perfect then. All I really needed was just a slightly lower gear and I like the fact it won't effect the rest.

I'm ordering it tonight. Not being much of a bike mechanic...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-06, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By granite4brains

Thanks for the reponses. I'm thinking the 12-27...

Thanks for the reponses. I'm thinking the 12-27 is sounding pretty good then. I'm guessing those 9spds with the 30+ teeth must be similar to gearing on a mt bike??

The last hill that made me...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-06, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By granite4brains

Cassette Question (about Hill Climbs)

I currently have a Shimano 105 12-25 cassette on my bike. I like to do hill climbs, but often find myself wishing I could drop down just one more gear.

I'm wondering if the Shimano 105 12-27...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-06, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,330
Posted By granite4brains

For hard/fast cornering and braking, I've always...

For hard/fast cornering and braking, I've always followed the general advice I got back in my motocross days. You only brake a quarter of the way into the turn, and you brake as late as possible and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-06, 08:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,028
Posted By granite4brains

This won't help with road bikes, but on my...

This won't help with road bikes, but on my mountain bike, I got the slime tires and the plastic strip insert that goes between the tire and tube. I live in the high desert so the goatheads are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-06, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By granite4brains

That's pretty darn accurate! My wheel size...

That's pretty darn accurate!

My wheel size matched up to one of the pre-defined ones in the computer, so I'm hoping that works. Otherwise, it looks like you can measure your wheel out and put in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-06, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By granite4brains

Update: Just bought one last night. My LBS...

Update: Just bought one last night. My LBS didn't have the cateye that was wireless, so I ended up buying a Trek brand. Got it installed late last night and seems to be working.

next question,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-06, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By granite4brains

thanks, you guys got me pointed in the right...

thanks, you guys got me pointed in the right direction ... Ill be ordering a cateye later today!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-06, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By granite4brains

Speed/Mileage?

Warning: Probably a stupid newbie question ahead.

I've been mountain biking for a long time, but never really cared about speed/mileage with that - maybe just elevation gain.

Now that I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-06, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By granite4brains

I beleive the route out of Laws (near Bishop) is...

I beleive the route out of Laws (near Bishop) is mostly dirt for the whole climb so you can do it that way with just one bike - mt bike, that is. Goes up Silver Canyon. You would still definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-06, 02:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By granite4brains

Still a damn good ride! I have a buddy who's...

Still a damn good ride!
I have a buddy who's done the whole thing. He actually said the first 3000-4000 were the hardest for him... where you hit those steep grades up Silver Canyon, guess he had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-06, 02:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By granite4brains

Nice. I seem to remember a few switchbacks on...

Nice. I seem to remember a few switchbacks on the road before Manker Flats that were pretty steep too. Sounds like a good ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-06, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By granite4brains

I used to hike Mt Baldy a lot and never though of...

I used to hike Mt Baldy a lot and never though of biking there. Sounds great, though. Where does that ride start and stop? Is it the road that goes by the TH for the Ski Hut Trail (out of Manker...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-06, 02:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By granite4brains

Yes!! I want to do the White Mountain ride too,...

Yes!! I want to do the White Mountain ride too, but I'm not ready for it this year. For those of you unfamilar with it, the ride starts in Laws at around (4000') and goes all the way to the summit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-06, 09:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By granite4brains

Hill Climbs!

Just curious what people's favorite hill climbs are? I'm guessing there are some states that have gotta have some really good ones ... like CO, maybe?

My favorite so far is Onion Valley (in Inyo...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-06, 08:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,183
Posted By granite4brains

Probably depends on the ride and your metabolism....

Probably depends on the ride and your metabolism.

I have a fast metabolism so I find I need to replenish my energy reserves more often than some of my friends. I know of some guys who mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-06, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,446
Posted By granite4brains

I got that Trek 63 cm 2.1 just last week and it...

I got that Trek 63 cm 2.1 just last week and it seems to be working great. Rode it a few times, including a 35 mile ride yesterday ... the size seems to be working out good. Thanks again for all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-06, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,855
Posted By granite4brains

Yep, I learned this last year. I spent the entire...

Yep, I learned this last year. I spent the entire summer (as usual) backpacking and climbing in the High Sierras and it didn't have me in as good of shape as I would have thought for biking. Granted...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-06, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,446
Posted By granite4brains

Thanks for the input everybody! I went and...

Thanks for the input everybody!

I went and tried out the bike that came in yesterday. It was a 58 cm and it felt too small for me. I'm around 6'2 with fairly long legs. Only thing is, the next...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-06, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,760
Posted By granite4brains

I just ordered a Trek Pilot 2.1 and the 58 cm...

I just ordered a Trek Pilot 2.1 and the 58 cm that came in felt too small for me. I'm around 6'2 ... fairly long legs. Only thing is, the next size available is 63 cm!!! Anybody else around my height...
09-20-06, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By granite4brains

Thanks

Zouf,
Thanks! This site is great - I was hoping there was a good resource out there like this.
g4b
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-06, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,446
Posted By granite4brains

Trek Pilot 2.1

Just ordered one of these and was curious if anybody owns one and how they like it.

The more upright posture sounds nice for me. I like to do hill climbs and/or take some really long rides -...
09-20-06, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By granite4brains

Gear Tune Ups - Best Method

I'm fairly new to biking and just wondering what's the best method for tuning up your gears. I'm fairly lame at this point with bike mechanics. I've tried using the fine tuners on the cables at the...
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