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09-27-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
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......
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... :)
09-22-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
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:
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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...
09-07-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 71,599
Views: 11,658,721
Posted By Caliwild

1997 Mondonico on fleabay... ...

1997 Mondonico on fleabay...
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08-30-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5,231
Views: 3,691,475
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...
08-30-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 184,488
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
08-28-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27,219
Views: 17,792,541
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
08-24-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27,219
Views: 17,792,541
Posted By Caliwild

2022 BMC Roadmachine Three ...

2022 BMC Roadmachine Three

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 25,965
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...
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,...
08-19-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,752
Posted By Caliwild

I really like the mono stay...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 190,498
Posted By Caliwild

2022 Roadmachine Three ...

2022 Roadmachine Three

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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
08-16-22, 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...
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, 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!
08-11-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,752
Posted By Caliwild

Some photos

My bike shop sent some pics they took of the completed product... Can't wait to go pick it up!

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08-02-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,752
Posted By Caliwild

OK, I pulled the trigger on the gloss carbon Ekar...

OK, I pulled the trigger on the gloss carbon Ekar build... I like the understated look versus the other brighter ones (almost went with the amber but chickened out)... Ordered the full build...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,075
Posted By Caliwild

You're definitely going to love it... Glad I...

You're definitely going to love it... Glad I could help. My wheels came set up with tubes but the shop said I can run them tubeless. I definitely think I'll make the switch to tubeless (I have...
07-27-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,773
Posted By Caliwild

Not sure it's fading away, but I just sold my...

Not sure it's fading away, but I just sold my 650b gravel bike and am keeping my 700c one... I found that the 650b wheels spin up easier but were harder to maintain speed on the flats. Just my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,075
Posted By Caliwild

AWESOME! I'm happy you got your hands on one. ...

AWESOME! I'm happy you got your hands on one. Glad I made someone else spend some money ;). I agree, you have to just get bikes/parts wherever you can at this point. Even my LBS tells me to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,075
Posted By Caliwild

And here it is... yeah, I picked this version...

And here it is... yeah, I picked this version because it had the traditional bar/stem setup...

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By Caliwild

Did you ever get the DT cover? Pics on the bike?...

Did you ever get the DT cover? Pics on the bike? Also considering the new Synapse but my concern is battery replacement once the unit dies...
07-01-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,143
Posted By Caliwild

Wow, those welds look pretty darn good... Thanks...

Wow, those welds look pretty darn good... Thanks for the great review. I sure want a Moots but this is literally a third of the cost (if not more) of the Moots...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,359
Posted By Caliwild

Another vote for TPU tubes. They are...

Another vote for TPU tubes. They are significantly lighter and, more importantly, make the tires feel like you're running them tubeless...
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Caliwild

IMO, probably worth the $500 they're asking for...

IMO, probably worth the $500 they're asking for it...

https://offerup.com/item/detail/1409576658?q=miyata+bike
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By Caliwild

Nice! Yeah, I upgraded my skewers to the new Enve...

Nice! Yeah, I upgraded my skewers to the new Enve titanium ones... Huge improvement. Oh, and I love loud freehubs; I use them to warn people that I'm approaching :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By Caliwild

I have the FFWD F4R and love them. Had them for...

I have the FFWD F4R and love them. Had them for years and never had to true the wheels (at least 2,000 miles). FFWD also just released these, which are rim brake but about $1,200:
...
05-20-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By Caliwild

I just got the Teravail Rutlands on my gravel...

I just got the Teravail Rutlands on my gravel bike and was very impressed with their performance. I'm in Southern California and it's all steep here. Descending this morning in foggy, moist, rocky,...
05-04-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,836
Posted By Caliwild

+1

+1
05-04-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,978
Posted By Caliwild

Hello, I actually rode down Cypress this year on...

Hello, I actually rode down Cypress this year on the Nova route with my Santa Cruz Stigmata with hydraulic Shimano GRX brakes. The brakes performed flawlessly... I love vintage bikes but, man, the...
05-02-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By Caliwild

Update

The 700x40 wheelset was the right choice for this ride... Nothing too chunky... These Zipp G40 tires are amazing too...
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05-02-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,978
Posted By Caliwild

BRAVO! I did the 72-mile route on Saturday (Nova...

BRAVO! I did the 72-mile route on Saturday (Nova Eroica) on my modern gravel bike. Even that was brutal. So kudos for doing the same route on the vintage bikes... I can't imagine how sore my hands...
04-18-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,725
Posted By Caliwild

Gorgeous! Enjoy the heck out of it!

Gorgeous! Enjoy the heck out of it!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,947
Posted By Caliwild

Oof! Those look sweet! Yeah, I'm only 150 lbs...

Oof! Those look sweet! Yeah, I'm only 150 lbs so I'd get blown around with wheels that deep...
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Caliwild

Thanks for the info! He was stuck at $500 so I...

Thanks for the info! He was stuck at $500 so I passed...
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Caliwild

Ha! Yeah, patience isn't one of my virtues :) ...

Ha! Yeah, patience isn't one of my virtues :)

Thanks... The seller wants $500 and that sounded a little too steep...I think I'll pass... Thanks for all the responses!
03-15-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 71,599
Views: 11,658,721
Posted By Caliwild

Very tempting... but don't really feel like...

Very tempting... but don't really feel like driving out to Fresno...

https://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/d/fresno-de-rosa-vintage-road-bike/7458350173.html
02-16-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,978
Posted By Caliwild

Your best bet is The Bicycle Stand in Long Beach....

Your best bet is The Bicycle Stand in Long Beach. Coolest people and they have a ton of vintage parts/bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By Caliwild

Thank you! Yeah, I purchased some CR1/3N lithium...

Thank you! Yeah, I purchased some CR1/3N lithium batteries from Amazon and the pedals work perfectly. It's pretty funny to see how little power I am producing! Thanks for the info on the seals/caps...
01-25-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,513
Posted By Caliwild

I actually bought the Zipp 303S wheel set for my...

I actually bought the Zipp 303S wheel set for my Santa Cruz Stigmata and they feel fantastic. They spin up fast, are very compliant and just look sexy. I'd wholeheartedly recommend them...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By Caliwild

Depending on the market, I think $800 to $1000 is...

Depending on the market, I think $800 to $1000 is about right. In LA at least, you can usually find similarly equipped Litespeeds and Merlins for around that same price on CL.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,920
Posted By Caliwild

I'd personally buy the Trek and then spend the...

I'd personally buy the Trek and then spend the money I saved on a lighter wheel set...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,990
Posted By Caliwild

Pirelli P Zero Smartube - quick review

Just thought I'd post my thoughts about these tubes: https://velo.pirelli.com/en/ww/product/p-zero-smartube

First off, they are VERY pricey. I mean, they cost almost as much as my tires! Second,...
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