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09-27-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Caliwild

I had one of these for a few years... loved the...

I had one of these for a few years... loved the ride; it was a lot more responsive than any of my vintage steel bikes. It did great on several Eroica California rides. The gear range was amazing......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Caliwild

I'm not a fan of SRAM mechanical shifting... ...

I'm not a fan of SRAM mechanical shifting... Agree with phedge that you should at least get GRX... But the Aspero should be great for your use.
09-23-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,782,369
Posted By Caliwild

Oh, c'mon! Two super hot bikes in one post?! ...

Oh, c'mon! Two super hot bikes in one post?! You're killin' me...
09-23-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,752
Posted By Caliwild

OK, well, since timcruz is getting the amber one...

OK, well, since timcruz is getting the amber one and I have the carbon gloss one, you should just get the green or blue one to complete the trifecta... :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Caliwild

At those prices, I'd just get a new bike. The...

At those prices, I'd just get a new bike. The BMC Roadmachine Three is around $5,300 brand new and is probably a lot better for newbies than the TeamMachine.
09-22-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By Caliwild

I second this recommendation! The Bicycle Stand...

I second this recommendation! The Bicycle Stand is the best vintage bike shop in LA, IMO. They can do a full restoration, including paint. Here is an example of their work:
...
09-22-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,752
Posted By Caliwild

Yes, I have the Deda [autocorrect stinks ;)]...

Yes, I have the Deda [autocorrect stinks ;)] Superbox stem... It's pretty nifty and keeps the cables concealed. Looks really nice too since it's, well, boxy... Regarding the frame, when I ordered...
09-19-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,752
Posted By Caliwild

Nope! Just showed up at my bike shop, packaged...

Nope! Just showed up at my bike shop, packaged perfectly. They sent me a tracking number and I was following it's route from Slovakia, through Germany and then to California. If you didn't get a...
09-19-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,752
Posted By Caliwild

I also ordered directly from TIME. The frame...

I also ordered directly from TIME. The frame arrived from Europe in about a week. The groupset arrived from their US headquarters in just a few days. Amber looks sweet too... almost went for that...
09-16-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By Caliwild

Those look awesome... In fact, all those purple...

Those look awesome... In fact, all those purple bits look awesome! Enjoy...
09-13-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 537
Posted By Caliwild

+1 Been using this for years and I agree...

+1

Been using this for years and I agree that the scent is just quite pleasant! Works like a charm on all but my matte black carbon bikes (for those I use the Muc-Off Matte cleaning spray)....
09-12-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Caliwild

Bianchi made a titanium bike in the 90s... there...

Bianchi made a titanium bike in the 90s... there is currently no titanium bike in their line-up. Here are their current gravel bikes:

https://www.bianchi.com/store/us_EN/bikes/gravel.html
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By Caliwild

+2

+2
09-07-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 71,597
Views: 11,658,543
Posted By Caliwild

1997 Mondonico on fleabay... ...

1997 Mondonico on fleabay...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Caliwild

I'm impressed... wasn't it over 110 degrees on...

I'm impressed... wasn't it over 110 degrees on Saturday?!
09-06-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Caliwild

New gravel bike announced by BMC

Just got an email announcement regarding the new BMC Kaius O1...
...
08-30-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Caliwild

Not sure why I sold mine... One of the best...

Not sure why I sold mine... One of the best riding bikes I've ever owned. Might be time to find another one!
08-30-22, 04:16 PM
08-30-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5,231
Views: 3,691,462
Posted By Caliwild

2022 time adhx

Time Alp D'Huez X with Campy Ekar groupset, Deda gravel cockpit, new Campy Shamal C21 wheelset and 700x30 Continental GP5000TR tubeless tires... Been very impressed so far, both with the quality and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By Caliwild

And if you can afford it, I'd say go with the...

And if you can afford it, I'd say go with the GRX800. My bike shop doesn't like the Sram mechanical stuff either. Their AXS electronic groups are pretty decent, but I'd still go Shimano.
08-30-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 184,487
Posted By Caliwild

Oof! Saturday Night Fever for sure! Man, that...

Oof! Saturday Night Fever for sure! Man, that paint job on the Somec is stunning...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By Caliwild

Just my humble opinion, but I had mechanical SRAM...

Just my humble opinion, but I had mechanical SRAM (Rival 1) groupset and hated it. IMO, GRX is a much better groupset.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By Caliwild

I too was thinking that the solution might be a...

I too was thinking that the solution might be a shorter stem, not a longer one... Anyway, congrats on the bike and enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 846
Posted By Caliwild

I just got these and they are whisper-quiet... ...

I just got these and they are whisper-quiet...

https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/components/wheels/wheel-sets/campagnolo-shamal-c21-db-2wf-xdr-carbon-wheelset-review/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27,219
Views: 17,792,476
Posted By Caliwild

Thanks! I have the left button set to scroll...

Thanks! I have the left button set to scroll though the screens and the right one to turn on/off my Garmin light. It's an awesome feature... And how amazing is the shifting? Best shifting I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 09:51 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27,219
Views: 17,792,476
Posted By Caliwild

2022 BMC Roadmachine Three ...

2022 BMC Roadmachine Three

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,736
Posted By Caliwild

Had just seen this thread yesterday... While...

Had just seen this thread yesterday... While riding this morning, my chain fell off on bumpy section but was saved by the chain catcher that came with my new BMC road bike. Glad it was there... So,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 25,963
Posted By Caliwild

Been riding on these for a couple weeks (the 29's...

Been riding on these for a couple weeks (the 29's which measure out to 31c on my rims). I actually like them a lot. They feel VERY similar to the Continental GP5000 TR's. They're holding air...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,461
Posted By Caliwild

I don't mind if people pass me, but I'd...

I don't mind if people pass me, but I'd appreciate a "good morning" or "great day, huh?" I'm usually riding really early in the morning so if someone passes me (and I can tell they're just trying to...
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Caliwild

I would think closer to $2,500 to $3,000,...

I would think closer to $2,500 to $3,000, depending on the market.... Carbon bikes with rim brakes are falling out of fashion, unfortunately...
08-23-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By Caliwild

I have the Sylvan next and they spin forever... ...

I have the Sylvan next and they spin forever... Love them...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,075
Posted By Caliwild

Wow, I just discovered something that I guess...

Wow, I just discovered something that I guess most people already knew... With Shimano di2, you can actually see which gear you're in by looking at your computer (mine is a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt but it...
08-23-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,871
Posted By Caliwild

Nice... picked up a bag of those beans from JT...

Nice... picked up a bag of those beans from JT Coffee Company last year. Was very good...

Luckily, in Los Angeles we have several excellent coffee shops (Intelligentsia, Maru, Go Get Em Tiger,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 25,963
Posted By Caliwild

Enve SES tires

Got these on a new road bike and so far they seem just as nice as my Continental GP5000S TR's...

https://www.enve.com/product/ses-road-tire/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,186
Posted By Caliwild

Well, in my humble opinion, the new 12 speed...

Well, in my humble opinion, the new 12 speed Ultegra shifts a lot quicker than the last generation. Plus, you don't need the wifi adapter thingy to make it connect via Bluetooth to the Shimano...
08-19-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,752
Posted By Caliwild

I really like the mono stay...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_8964_7467efcb43f4ea6982a54c7653a3b5318e71bdbd.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Caliwild

How about some TPU tubes? Pricey but you drop a...

How about some TPU tubes? Pricey but you drop a lot of rolling weight. I personally like them a lot (have used Pirelli and Tubolito)...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 190,498
Posted By Caliwild

2022 Roadmachine Three ...

2022 Roadmachine Three

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1198/img_8923_0647eb0877c36d2901e00de4f04869e72d0cf010.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By Caliwild

Just note that the MKS cages run small. I wear a...

Just note that the MKS cages run small. I wear a 9.5 shoe and use the Large cage...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,075
Posted By Caliwild

Quick update: Took the bike for a longer ride...

Quick update: Took the bike for a longer ride yesterday and I will say that I'm never going back to narrow rims/tires on a road bike again. The Enve AR's are super wide (they almost look comically...
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Caliwild

Even in California, I don't think that would sell...

Even in California, I don't think that would sell for more than $350-$400 max... Good luck with the sale.
08-18-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,752
Posted By Caliwild

BTW, this video sold me on TIME and their process...

BTW, this video sold me on TIME and their process for building good carbon bikes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bQQqJ3r20E
08-18-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,752
Posted By Caliwild

Ride update

OK, I hate to gush but I'm loving this bike so far... Very planted and aero on descents (I hit a new top speed for me on one particular fast descent). Yet it climbs pretty darn well for a bike that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Caliwild

Always good to err on the side of safety. Glad...

Always good to err on the side of safety. Glad you had it checked out...
08-15-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 71,597
Views: 11,658,543
Posted By Caliwild

Mondonico EL-OS on eBay... ...

Mondonico EL-OS on eBay...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/125461204663?hash=item1d36120eb7:g:oPoAAOSw4jFi9rmo
08-14-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 71,597
Views: 11,658,543
Posted By Caliwild

https://aroundthecycle.com/products/used-1997-mond...

https://aroundthecycle.com/products/used-1997-mondonico-el-os-lugged-columbus-steel-road-bike-54cm-campagnolo-record-2x10-speed-h-son-wheels
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,075
Posted By Caliwild

Pics of the final build

Here is it after the wheelset/tire upgrade... The 700x29c Enve SES tires inflate to 31c on the AR wheelset. Took it out this morning and the set-up feels ideal for this bike. I still can't get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Caliwild

Sweet! Those are awesome...

Sweet! Those are awesome...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,075
Posted By Caliwild

Very nice TennBent ! Glad it got sorted out......

Very nice TennBent ! Glad it got sorted out... I'm picking up mine today (had to upgrade the wheels and tires). Will post when I take some pics... Enjoy the heck out of it!
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