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02-24-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,121
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Of course everybody has their preference but imo,...

Of course everybody has their preference but imo, I think Mel Brooks is better looking than a Brookes saddle so I could never get myself to put one on my bike. :D

Just give me a nice fitting...
02-24-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I've built several of my wheels being about that...

I've built several of my wheels being about that weight.

30 mm deep rims are perfectly fine for 32 spokes in the back and 28 up front. 20,000+ miles till the brake surface wore thin.

I have...
02-24-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I don't take money on rides. My bike buddies...

I don't take money on rides. My bike buddies bring me gifts and buy me stuff. :D

I'm not kidding.
02-24-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 384
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Oh, one of those! Till you need help from a...

Oh, one of those! Till you need help from a fellow cyclist. I've seen it many many times over the last 25 years. :lol:
Forum: Commuting
02-24-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,242
Posted By UCantTouchThis

40's ? :roflmao2: I was in my best cycling...

40's ? :roflmao2:

I was in my best cycling shape ever from 42 to 50. Now at 58, still riding strong. Train smart, hydrate, and good nutrition on the bike for long rides. I avoid bars, gu and that...
02-23-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 71,005
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Needed a short and sweet ride tonight after the...

Needed a short and sweet ride tonight after the long tough windy 72 on Saturday. So headed out for a nice recovery ride in the foothills.

11.6 miles with 1,243 ft of gain.
02-23-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 155,112
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Needed a short and sweet ride tonight after the...

Needed a short and sweet ride tonight after the long tough windy 72 on Saturday. So headed out for a nice recovery ride. 11.6 miles with 1,243 ft of gain.
02-23-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,770
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Needed a short and sweet ride tonight after the...

Needed a short and sweet ride tonight after the long tough windy 72 on Saturday. So headed out for a nice recovery ride. 11.6 miles with 1,243 ft of gain.

MTD 329 miles
Elevation Gain MTD 17,149...
02-23-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,128
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Thanks, I hope it does. If I can make it to 60...

Thanks, I hope it does. If I can make it to 60 and have even a little bump, I'll be happy! :D
02-23-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,128
Posted By UCantTouchThis

58 and I try to lift only as much as I need to...

58 and I try to lift only as much as I need to keep the young guys from trying to steal my lunch money. Riding 500 miles per month, my genetics say it's hard for me to get small but easy for me to...
02-23-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,497
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Don't get me wrong, nice bike but I'd ride the...

Don't get me wrong, nice bike but I'd ride the heck out of it. Love Bianchi but I have an 84 lugged steel Bianchi so yours looks rather new than classic so I'd ride the heck out of it even though it...
02-23-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,497
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I say yes, but honestly, not that one! Newly...

I say yes, but honestly, not that one!

Newly painted, seems to have pits in the paint on the top tube just in front of the seat tube.
02-23-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 265
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I've bounced back and forth with SRAM chains and...

I've bounced back and forth with SRAM chains and cassettes since 2009 and don't really notice a difference in performance. Sometimes Shimano is crazy expensive or hard to find at local businesses.
...
02-23-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 673
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Anything can lead to breakage! I'm a big...

Anything can lead to breakage!

I'm a big rider and been riding a Thomson 2 bolt system one one of my bikes since 2005 with not one single problem or creak. Top mileage year was 7300 miles so not...
02-23-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,083
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Yup! I've played and enjoyed so many other sports...

Yup! I've played and enjoyed so many other sports that I always find something! :D
02-23-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 718
Posted By UCantTouchThis

As far as Nunn hydration tablets. I avoid Gu and...

As far as Nunn hydration tablets. I avoid Gu and other similar products after getting migraines on the rides of which I 've used them. Maybe certain flavors, I don't know but not willing to...
02-23-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Some friends and I ride to San Clemente at times...

Some friends and I ride to San Clemente at times starting from the Corona train station. We ride the trail to PCH then across to San Clemente.

The weekend pass for the train ride back is only $10...
02-22-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Stopped at A Market (Neewport) on the way to San...

Stopped at A Market (Neewport) on the way to San Clemente a couple of times. Nice big healthy sandwiches.

On the way to Dawson's Saddle up HWY 39. Not a business but drank from a water spring....
02-21-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,770
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Another 20 today. 318 for the month 15,906...

Another 20 today.

318 for the month
15,906 ft gain MTD
02-21-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 155,112
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Another 20 today. Supposed to be an easy recovery...

Another 20 today. Supposed to be an easy recovery ride but started out with another strong headwind for the first 10 miles. Average for the first 10 was 11.5 and passing other roadies! "D

Nice...
02-21-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 71,005
Posted By UCantTouchThis

An easy 20 miles I had planned but didn't turn...

An easy 20 miles I had planned but didn't turn out that way. First 10 miles with a big headwind were at 11.5 MPH and passing people ha ha ha! Nice tailwind though. I should have done more but...
02-20-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,770
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Tough 72 miles today. Relentless headwinds. One...

Tough 72 miles today. Relentless headwinds. One section was 30+ miles non stop headwind. News said it was 35 mph winds. 2,746 ft of gain. Not much for that distance but sure felt like much more due...
02-20-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 155,112
Posted By UCantTouchThis

72 miles in relentless winds. Non stop headwind...

72 miles in relentless winds. Non stop headwind for 30+ miles. Tough ride today. :cry:
02-20-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 71,005
Posted By UCantTouchThis

72 miles. Relentless winds and a massive headwind...

72 miles. Relentless winds and a massive headwind for a 30 mile section. Really tough today, 2,746 ft gain but felt like 10,000 with the big wind. :D
02-19-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 836
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Thanks! :thumb: Looks like a cool idea but...

Thanks! :thumb: Looks like a cool idea but wouldn't want to mess with the headset bearings. Since it is that easy, I just might look into it! :D

A friend has used these guys. Cool stuff, a bit...
02-19-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 836
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Question: I installed my stem using the top cap...

Question: I installed my stem using the top cap to set the bearings before tightening the side bolts of the stem. Now to install a new custom cap, is it as easy as removing and replacing>

Does it...
02-19-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 785
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I have a Nikon CoolPix I picked up for about $80...

I have a Nikon CoolPix I picked up for about $80 couple years back. Big files so pics come out nice but the camera is slow. Takes a pic then need to wait a few seconds to review it but that doesn't...
02-19-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 836
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Just ordered a couple sets of these. Bar end...

Just ordered a couple sets of these. Bar end plugs, not bad for less than $10 and reduced price with an order of more than one.
...
02-19-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,770
Posted By UCantTouchThis

16 miles in the the foothills with 1,352 ft of...

16 miles in the the foothills with 1,352 ft of gain. Easy ride to stretch out the legs for a long weekend ride.

225 miles for the month
12,175 ft of gain so far.
02-19-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 155,112
Posted By UCantTouchThis

16 miles in the the foothills with 1,352 ft of...

16 miles in the the foothills with 1,352 ft of gain. Easy ride to stretch out the legs for a long weekend ride.
02-19-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 71,005
Posted By UCantTouchThis

16 miles in the the foothills with 1,352 ft of...

16 miles in the the foothills with 1,352 ft of gain. Easy ride to stretch out the legs for a long weekend ride. :thumb:
02-18-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By UCantTouchThis

You can't just upgrade the rear derailleur? :eek:

You can't just upgrade the rear derailleur? :eek:
02-18-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 873
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I doubt either helps with the other. I knew...

I doubt either helps with the other.

I knew a guy who could do pull ups like no other but sucked on the bike! :D

Though true, joking aside, probably losing some weight while riding might help,...
02-18-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By UCantTouchThis

:lol:

:lol:
02-18-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,623
Posted By UCantTouchThis

One of my roadies is 23 years old, the other 6...

One of my roadies is 23 years old, the other 6 now. I ride both about the same amount. After 5 minutes, I could not tell you what bike I am riding. I just like to ride my bike and all rides are happy...
02-18-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Won't work too well with 28 hole hubs.

Won't work too well with 28 hole hubs.
02-18-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Yes, I have the souls with wings! :D They...

Yes, I have the souls with wings! :D

They are very fast while peddling!

Oops! :lol:
02-18-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Velocity Deep V with 28 spokes will work at that...

Velocity Deep V with 28 spokes will work at that weight. Cut some weight going with 28 but I use 32 and wouldn't feel a difference in weight though many riders I know would say they did. 28 with 30...
02-18-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,990
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I've used them no problem but usual cost is about...

I've used them no problem but usual cost is about $110 or less for me, tires etc.

I have a buddy who was charged for the customs fees. He says he now breaks up bigger orders into smaller totally...
02-18-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,316
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I will have to agree with that one! :roflmao2:

I will have to agree with that one! :roflmao2:
02-18-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I started building my own wheels 15 years ago. ...

I started building my own wheels 15 years ago. Still riding a couple of them having 5 bikes and splitting the mileage. Have given a set to a buddy who still rides one set, maybe 15,000 miles by now,...
02-18-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,316
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I am amazed at my inexpensive saddle. Charge...

I am amazed at my inexpensive saddle. Charge Spoon saddle, $30'ish on ebay. I had read about this saddle on a forum and thought it was total BS couple years back. But after trying a few new saddles,...
02-18-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,376
Posted By UCantTouchThis

But nobody cares about a metric century....

But nobody cares about a metric century. :innocent:
02-18-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By UCantTouchThis

No because only my opinion matters and don't care...

No because only my opinion matters and don't care to see what others think.

Typical bike forum poll: Should the souls on my bike shoes match the color of my handlebar tape?'

My opinion: IDGAD...
02-18-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 71,005
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I agree with the others, great ride. That is...

I agree with the others, great ride. That is about half of Ride Around the Bear and/or Breathless Agony and only a handful of forum members have attempted these rides over the years. :thumb:
02-17-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,770
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Another 23 tonight. Refreshing night air. Just...

Another 23 tonight. Refreshing night air. Just about another grand of gain.

210 miles MTD
10,800 ft of gain for the month.
02-17-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 155,112
Posted By UCantTouchThis

23 miles out in the dark of night. Rather...

23 miles out in the dark of night. Rather refreshing ride in the cool air! :thumb:
02-16-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 71,005
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Solo Night ride in Covina. Low of 50, average of...

Solo Night ride in Covina. Low of 50, average of 53 but sure didn't feel that cool out there.
02-16-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By UCantTouchThis

We have stairs at home and I go up about 50 times...

We have stairs at home and I go up about 50 times a day!

It really sucks after a 60 mile ride. Place bike in bike room downstairs then barely make it upstairs then go to log in my info on Strava....
02-16-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Check out Chino Ave, or even Riverside Drive. I...

Check out Chino Ave, or even Riverside Drive. I think those are far friendlier than Mission. Not to mention, even years ago, Mission was thorn city.

Maybe even Schaffer?

Those roads have really...
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