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09-17-14, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,134
Posted By wcoastbikr

I rode a couple of times with coworkers during...

I rode a couple of times with coworkers during lunch at my previous job. One of the guys would do this on very busy streets including PCH. One of the streets was a major road that was about a mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By wcoastbikr

That's exactly what I need...now to figure out...

That's exactly what I need...now to figure out how to get it back in.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By wcoastbikr

6700 Shifter problem

So I just got my hands on some used 6700 shifters and was putting them on my bike when I noticed a small problem. There was a spring sticking out of the bottom of the left lever about ready to fall...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By wcoastbikr

Alright sounds good, just didn't want to strip...

Alright sounds good, just didn't want to strip anything...looks like I need to pull out the breaker bar. Does anyone have any torque specs for the bolt? It's going on a friends bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By wcoastbikr

Removing Crank Help

So this is my first BB30 frame with FSA Gossamer Cranks and I want to replace them with some Ultegra Cranks I have with adapters but can't figure out how to get these off. I have the allen socket and...
02-06-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By wcoastbikr

Exactly...I didn't want to take on something like...

Exactly...I didn't want to take on something like that but if it came down to it my 3" pocket knife is better than bare hands. It was clearly being territorial and it could have very well gone after...
02-05-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 24,096
Posted By wcoastbikr

I couldn't agree more. After hearing of all the...

I couldn't agree more. After hearing of all the people that have been attacked and mugged it's clear it's the same group of people. And on a Saturday at 2:30...it's one thing if it happens at night,...
02-05-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By wcoastbikr

Living in LA deer are not something you plan on...

Living in LA deer are not something you plan on defending yourself from while riding a bike...and when it comes down to it a pocket knife is better than no knife while attempting to defend yourself....
02-05-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By wcoastbikr

Deer Charged

Took my girlfriend up to Mandeville Canyon for her first time...proud she made it all the way to the top. She was absolutely exhausted when she got to the gate that she couldn't unclip and tipped...
01-27-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By wcoastbikr

A bike related activity in the actual parks? As...

A bike related activity in the actual parks? As far as I'm aware there really isn't really a replacement for riding...I believe there's a kid's game that involves pedaling or something, if I remember...
12-06-11, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By wcoastbikr

That's so sad to hear...I've ridden through that...

That's so sad to hear...I've ridden through that area a handful of times. The article mentioned about Topanga Canyon also struck a cord with me. The truth of the matter is, it's a rather sketchy road...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 10,487
Posted By wcoastbikr

I've been chased two times by loose dogs...I...

I've been chased two times by loose dogs...I stopped, yelled and walked in their direction. The key is to act dominant and like you're in control. They usually will slow down and turn away.

Imho...
09-04-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By wcoastbikr

Holiday Ride

Got a question for the locals that have done this ride...I know it meets over by The Kettle in Manhattan Beach. I tried going one holiday a few years back, can't remember when but no one showed. :(...
05-16-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By wcoastbikr

If it wasn't the weekend before finals week I...

If it wasn't the weekend before finals week I would have gone...I have quite a few old tubes.
04-25-11, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By wcoastbikr

Buddy of mine was in an accident where a car...

Buddy of mine was in an accident where a car darted out of a driveway with out looking, he was going pretty quick (under speed limit) and hit the car, flipping over it. Taco'd the front wheel, and...
04-23-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By wcoastbikr

Beginner Club Rides

Hello everyone!

So my girlfriend just got her hands on a new bike and is looking to ride in a group. I'm not too familiar with any slower group rides in the LA or OC area. I live in Torrance, she...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By wcoastbikr

With all do respect, useless response. I...

With all do respect, useless response.

I never implied that I should get a discount...I simply asked what was the normal practice for purchasing a bike. Now if I hadn't asked, I wouldn't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-11, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By wcoastbikr

The bike she's in love with is a Bianchi...it's a...

The bike she's in love with is a Bianchi...it's a beautiful bike, to be honest I'm a little envious she's going to have a nicer bike than me. :P
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-11, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By wcoastbikr

Help purchasing a bike

So my girlfriend has been looking at bikes lately and she found one she absolutely loves. Unfortunately she's probably a 46cm. We used competitive cyclists calculator to get a rough idea of her size...
04-05-11, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,334
Posted By wcoastbikr

Sorry for the late response...the ride was great!...

Sorry for the late response...the ride was great!

Took us a little over 10 hours, our new rider was definitely hurting at the end of the ride because he didn't bring enough food...even though we...
03-31-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,334
Posted By wcoastbikr

Tomorrow's the big day...we're going to leave at...

Tomorrow's the big day...we're going to leave at 6AM just to be on the safe side. I'm sure 7AM would be fine and we'd be able to keep a 10mph pace at least if we share the load. I'd like to thank you...
03-31-11, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,334
Posted By wcoastbikr

So I think this may be the final revision: ...

So I think this may be the final revision:
...
03-30-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,334
Posted By wcoastbikr

Thank you sooo much for the help! I've made...

Thank you sooo much for the help!

I've made the changes to the route that you recommended except for the stuff around pt.mugu, for some reason google maps won't let me exit Las Posas...I'll just...
03-25-11, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,334
Posted By wcoastbikr

Nice! I wasn't sure if we could ride through some...

Nice! I wasn't sure if we could ride through some of those roads since they seem like they're part of the base. Could I kindly ask you to modify the route of the link with the route you recommend...
03-25-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,334
Posted By wcoastbikr

LA to Santa Barbara

So three friends and I are planning on going to Santa Barbara from the LA area during our spring break. This is a route from google maps that I found.
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07-17-10, 09:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,889
Posted By wcoastbikr

+1 I pass when it's safe. If it's someone...

+1

I pass when it's safe. If it's someone that looks like they know what "on your left" means I'll usually let them know out of courtesy and say thank you when I pass. I've had too many cases...
07-17-10, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By wcoastbikr

I think I'm going to take my Anaheim St. route...

I think I'm going to take my Anaheim St. route out and then take Willow and Sepulveda back. I don't think I need to cut through Signal Hill at all...I can just head up Palo Verde up to Willow. Which...
07-16-10, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By wcoastbikr

Torrance to Cal State Long Beach

In the two years I've been riding I've only rode to long beach once. Can't really remember the exact route I took but I hated it to be honest. Way too much traffic, but more importantly I went...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-09, 10:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,447
Posted By wcoastbikr

I replaced my Tektro pads with Kool Stop Salmons...

I replaced my Tektro pads with Kool Stop Salmons and it was a night and day difference. The next day after putting them on I did a 100km ride and it rained about half way through it. They were great...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,640
Posted By wcoastbikr

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias...

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Dautomotive&field-keywords=i%27d+rather+be+cycling&x=0&y=0

Sports chalet has them for free...except it says sports chalet on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-09, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 848
Posted By wcoastbikr

Like others have mentioned high heart rates...

Like others have mentioned high heart rates differ person to person. Ironically mine was a bit too high a few months before this summer. Having a resting heart rate in the high 90's low 100's at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By wcoastbikr

SPD-SL cleats wear down very fast if you walk in...

SPD-SL cleats wear down very fast if you walk in them regularly.

The cost of the covers will pay for themselves in you not having to replace your cleats so frequently.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,420
Posted By wcoastbikr

I'm 5'9". I was 132lbs last summer. Turned out I...

I'm 5'9". I was 132lbs last summer. Turned out I had hyperthyroidism, went through the radiation therapy, gained about 15lbs in the process. Now I'm down to about 138lbs. I'm trying to get down to...
10-15-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,465
Posted By wcoastbikr

New chain and Park BBT9, the bottom bracket is...

New chain and Park BBT9, the bottom bracket is making noise. It's done it before, last time the shop just tore it apart, cleaned, and lubed and that fixed it. It's probably from the rains and the...
10-15-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,465
Posted By wcoastbikr

20, turning 21 in December. I'm in the LA area....

20, turning 21 in December. I'm in the LA area. But I've been running instead of riding because my bike needs a few things and being a poor college student can't afford them at the moment.
10-08-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,735
Posted By wcoastbikr

Willow was fine except for the part that goes...

Willow was fine except for the part that goes under the 405. I felt like I was on the freeway. I've done 7th street, PCH, and similar roads soo many times I'm not bothered by 7th.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,296
Posted By wcoastbikr

Maybe he spins his pedal backwards when he's...

Maybe he spins his pedal backwards when he's coming to a stop or to put his foot down? I've seen people do this. If the threads were fine the only thing it could have been was that it wasn't torqued...
10-03-09, 12:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,735
Posted By wcoastbikr

I took Palo Verde up to Willow, Left on Redondo,...

I took Palo Verde up to Willow, Left on Redondo, Right on Hill, up and over to Cherry, back up to the park but this time I went down Temple to PCH, turned around and went back up. I had plans to to...
10-01-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By wcoastbikr

There's a small path, mostly walkers and runners...

There's a small path, mostly walkers and runners use this path. It looks more like a sidewalk than anything, I wouldn't ride on it personally. It doesn't go on for very long. Just stick to PV Drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By wcoastbikr

+1 to Strada Wireless. Have had it for over a...

+1 to Strada Wireless. Have had it for over a year and love it. Only thing I wish it had was cadence, but it's not a deal breaker. It's small, but the numbers are big and easy to read at a glance,...
09-30-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,735
Posted By wcoastbikr

I'm thinking taking atherton down to Outer...

I'm thinking taking atherton down to Outer Circle, hop onto PCH, then take temple up to Hill St. then to Hilltop Park on Skyline and Dawson. Descend Skyline down to Cherry and maybe do some hill...
09-30-09, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,735
Posted By wcoastbikr

I was looking on google maps streetview and the...

I was looking on google maps streetview and the street I remember seeing the sign on was E Hill St. Don't know if it's still there...I'll probably head up that way anyways, don't see too many other...
09-30-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,735
Posted By wcoastbikr

Signal Hill

So I've got a quick question for those in the area. I want to get some more riding in during the week. I'm at the University and I've got a rather large gap between one of my classes on Thursdays so...
09-15-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By wcoastbikr

+1 to what everyone else said. Weekends during...

+1 to what everyone else said. Weekends during the summer on the path is even too packed for going out for an enjoyable cruise...

I haven't ridden on the bike path in a while. Probably the only...
08-27-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 758
Posted By wcoastbikr

On the completely opposite side of the Santa...

On the completely opposite side of the Santa Monica Bay. So when you're in Malibu that little hill you see on the South end of the bay is Palos Verdes.
...
08-27-09, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By wcoastbikr

Palos Verdes Fire

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/ktla-rpv-brusher,0,5205075.story

Fire is on the South end of the Peninsula near the Trump Golf Course and Portuguese Bend area.
08-27-09, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By wcoastbikr

Examples... Triple: ...

Examples...

Triple:
http://www.getprice.com.au/images/uploadimg/767/350__1_shimano-fd5603braze-med.jpg

Double:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 988
Posted By wcoastbikr

Replacement Shimano shoe ratchet

So I've been looking all over the place online and I can't seem to find these anywhere. I have a pair of Shimano R131's and the right shoe strap ratcheting system is toast. The little teeth that pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By wcoastbikr

Ignore

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-09, 01:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,168
Posted By wcoastbikr

I paid about $85 for my Shimano 105 SPD-SL's at...

I paid about $85 for my Shimano 105 SPD-SL's at my LBS. This was about a year ago. I'm very happy with them. But be sure you don't walk in the cleats! They will wear very fast if you do. First pair...
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