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05-07-21, 07:24 PM
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Posted By GaryinLA

I gave the frame sizes and whether the bikes had...

I gave the frame sizes and whether the bikes had 27" or 700c wheels. If anyone needs more info feel free to ask.

I 'd be interested in any steel frame. I have one of those high end racing frames...
05-04-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,159
Posted By GaryinLA

I recently bought a bike off craigslist, and...

I recently bought a bike off craigslist, and biked about 20 miles on it (which is a lot for me in my current fitnes level.)
I was extremely uncomfortable with literal pain in my butt due to the...
05-04-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By GaryinLA

Another approach would be to bike from Pasadena...

Another approach would be to bike from Pasadena west though the San Gabriel valley and SanFernando Valley through the mountainous areas of Malibu to end up in PCH to go northbound. With this...
05-04-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By GaryinLA

I've biked SM to Malibu on the coastal bike path...

I've biked SM to Malibu on the coastal bike path but no further north.
At some point, the bike path ends and you end up biking on PCH aka the 1. This puts you on a road with cars going North to...
05-04-21, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By GaryinLA

This might be blasphemy but an alternative would...

This might be blasphemy but an alternative would be to take the LA Metro (train- gold line) from pasadena to dtla, then take the LA Metro train (blue line- Exposition) to Santa Monica and start your...
05-03-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 626,532
Posted By GaryinLA

change " good "to "google" above to fix my typo. ...

change " good "to "google" above to fix my typo.
many of the news articles and discussion, including ones on this forum, are from the last few years, not very old. There's many sources of info...
05-03-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 626,532
Posted By GaryinLA

I just did a good search "carbon bike danger" and...

I just did a good search "carbon bike danger" and there's lots of stuff on the internet on this issue, including discussions on this forum. Just because the issue is more than 10 years doesnt mean...
05-03-21, 06:46 PM
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Views: 626,532
Posted By GaryinLA

Yes info is all over the internet. You can...

Yes info is all over the internet. You can google it and look at pictures stories of cracked frames and forks, causing injuries.
One person who spoke out about this is Grant Peterson of Rivendell...
05-03-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 626,532
Posted By GaryinLA

HI i wont ride a bike with carbon, due to safety....

HI i wont ride a bike with carbon, due to safety. Your bike has a non-stock carbon fork.
Also your bike has 52cm seat tube. Not my size, i want 55-56 seat tube. Sorry.
05-03-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,019
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Posted By GaryinLA

i corrected the original entry. The 560 is...

i corrected the original entry.
The 560 is approx a 63cm/ 24.5" frame. Originally just by sight i thought it was 60cm. I'm 5.9 so I didnt know, I just knew its too big for me.
Forum: Commuting
05-03-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 38,253
Posted By GaryinLA

ive done some commuting on 28mm and 32mm tires. ...

ive done some commuting on 28mm and 32mm tires. I have some bikes where 28mm is the widest tire i can fit, so those bikes have 28mm tires.
I have another bike where 32mm fits so i have 32mm. ...
05-03-21, 04:31 AM
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Posted By GaryinLA

Have Trek 58 & 60, want 56

Have:

Trek 520 with bronze-ish frame, 22.5", 27" wheels, 18 spd.
Trek 560 black, 63cm (24.5")-ish , 700c wheels, 12 spd.
1982 Trek 311, blue 22.5", 27" wheels, 12 spd.
Condition of all 3 are...
03-15-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By GaryinLA

Covid probably is a factor but my thought is the...

Covid probably is a factor but my thought is the main reason i that all of these restuarants are in this upscale new USC village so they probably have to pay more on their monthly lease than the...
03-14-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By GaryinLA

HI fyi Ive now biked to the USC village (the new...

HI fyi Ive now biked to the USC village (the new one.) There's outdoor tables and chairs. There are numerous resturants/ and one coffee house/. cafe (selling food to/go only due to Covid.)
There's a...
03-03-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By GaryinLA

What could I do at usc village? Are there any...

What could I do at usc village? Are there any table and chairs, is there a good court like the old center?
the usc village last time I was there and it existed , had a denny's, movie theater, a food...
03-01-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By GaryinLA

Hi. I actually have biked all around LA and up...

Hi. I actually have biked all around LA and up down the coastal path from Malibu to pv, and San Pedro. I also bike commuted for awhile a few years ago. But I'm just getting back into biking after...
03-01-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By GaryinLA

USC area stop, what to do on bike stop

Hi , I have resumed biking after a long time and I am doing a short ride to the USC area via the bike lane on Exposition Blvd, starting near Crenshaw Blvd. I don't have a set day of week / time for...
02-17-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 626,532
Posted By GaryinLA

have- 1987ish schwinn voyageur. 58cm. teal/...

have- 1987ish schwinn voyageur. 58cm. teal/ green, lot of scratches, very minor surface rust on some scratches.
takes 27" wheels.


want: similar frame in a 55 or 56.
Forum: Touring
01-29-14, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By GaryinLA

thanks for the info. my exp. with tserv tires is...

thanks for the info. my exp. with tserv tires is good but no use in rain.
Forum: Touring
01-28-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By GaryinLA

i looked at continental sport contact on an ad...

i looked at continental sport contact on an ad online. look sporty but dont look to have much flat resistance as far as i know. i know pasela tser. 1.25" has good flat resistance. marathon racer...
01-28-14, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,191
Posted By GaryinLA

turns out there is a serfas rx hybrid seat that...

turns out there is a serfas rx hybrid seat that is unisex but it only comes in the lycra fabric. serfas some other unisex models too that arent their rx model- gel and dual density models. since...
Forum: Touring
01-27-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By GaryinLA

thanks for info on marathon racer tire. i...

thanks for info on marathon racer tire. i havent seen this tire for sale online by us stores but now see it on amazon. i liked the feel of stock continental city contact tire 26 1.5 but bike...
Forum: Touring
01-27-14, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By GaryinLA

lht 26" wheel question

i bought a used surly lht with 26" wheels. i assume bike is approx 5 to 8 yrs old. it is black and has alex rims with shimano hubs and 9 spd cassette. i have new 26" 1.5 schwalbe marathon tires...
01-21-14, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,873
Posted By GaryinLA

i recently got 26" schwalbe marathon 1.5" for my...

i recently got 26" schwalbe marathon 1.5" for my surly lht. been doing city biking. like them. good looking, reflective strips, durable, flat resistant, not too heavy. they cost about 36 per...
01-21-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,191
Posted By GaryinLA

Saddle recommendation requested, something like Serfax rx but unisex

Hi I ride a few bikes, I am male and they are road or touring bikes. I use Serfax rx road bike seat with the vinyl not lycra fabric (because it is more durable). I am happy with that seat.
I want...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,510
Posted By GaryinLA

I ended up ordering Schwalbe Marathon 1.5" 26...

I ended up ordering Schwalbe Marathon 1.5" 26 tires. I was considering all brands/models and diff. widths--
Pasela TG I wont get because my 700c ones have sidewall cracking.
Pasela non-TG I wont...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,510
Posted By GaryinLA

well, i find these facts curious: 1. the...

well, i find these facts curious:

1. the only panaracer tire nashbar sells is this high road v one.

2. panaracer has a website detailing all their products but not the high road v tire.

3....
Forum: Commuting
12-21-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,745
Posted By GaryinLA

23mm tires, potholes

crashed, hit pothole, blew out front tire, using 23mm continental ultra (not gatorskin) tires. wonder what people think. do u avoid 23 and 25mm tires to avoid risk of tire blowout from pothole?...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-13, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,510
Posted By GaryinLA

are you saying you think the nashbar streetwise...

are you saying you think the nashbar streetwise tire is better than the panaracer high road v tire nashbar sells? or u are just more knowledgable re the former? me, im wondering if i should get...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,510
Posted By GaryinLA

to clarify... the tire from nashbar is...

to clarify...
the tire from nashbar is described as i said. it is not branded as a nashbar.

the sidewall cracking is on my t-serve tires, 2 sets from diff. suppliers and isnt due to old stock,...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-13, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,510
Posted By GaryinLA

Panaracer high road v tire 26" 1.5"

wondering if it's really any good. only for sale by nashbar. not on panaracer website, might be old stock. about 10 dollars. looking for tires for lht 26", city use mostly. thinking of...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-13, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By GaryinLA

swap out kendas?

maybe some of you have been in a similar situation. you buy an old bike off cl and the seller has put a new pair of cheap tires in the bike to help his sale. so ive got a beat up old 1987 schwinn...
12-11-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,019
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Posted By GaryinLA

I have: 1987-ish Schwinn Voyageur, 58cm,...

I have: 1987-ish Schwinn Voyageur, 58cm, greenish-dark tealish in color. 18 speed. Condition is fair, working, can use tuneup/overhaul. Has fenders, old generator (bottle type against wheel) and...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,388
Posted By GaryinLA

I have a CHROME brand, Citizen model messenger...

I have a CHROME brand, Citizen model messenger bag. They cost more than your budgeted price.

CHROME is one of the best, most experienced makers of messenger bags.

The way I got this was...
Forum: Touring
12-03-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,223
Posted By GaryinLA

i bought a used 97 jamis aurora with 7 spd,...

i bought a used 97 jamis aurora with 7 spd, triple, rsx brifters. the brifters were gummed up but my nechanic got them working great by degreasing. i use this for daily commute and find brifters...
12-01-13, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By GaryinLA

what i did was buy used backup wheelset off...

what i did was buy used backup wheelset off craigslist, identical to first set, 7 speed rsx. my plan was to use this as a backup wheelset for my primary commuter bike. then shortly after, a bike...
12-01-13, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By GaryinLA

thanks for advice. i will try to pinpoint ghost...

thanks for advice. i will try to pinpoint ghost shifting to particular cogs and consider if they can be flipped or replaced. but i am keeping my eye out for used good condition 27" wheels that use...
11-30-13, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By GaryinLA

hi, thanks for replies. i am in los angeles,...

hi, thanks for replies. i am in los angeles, havent been to a montrose bike shop. until yesterday i was using shifters in indexed mode and experienced this ghost shifting. just put right...
11-30-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By GaryinLA

1st generation 6 spd cassette

1987 schwinn voyageur touring bike, stock, 27" wheels. downtube shifters, using in friction mode. bike shifts gears on rear cassette on its own. mechanic advises need new cassette and chain. ...
11-13-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By GaryinLA

took san vicente blvd west to ocean to some more...

took san vicente blvd west to ocean to some more streets to venice blvd e.,friday night.
fast run ride but longer.

going to work think id have uphill incline somewhere no matter what route. ...
11-12-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By GaryinLA

dont know what OLD means, but thanks for info. ...

dont know what OLD means, but thanks for info. i i will get stock wheel fixed. was curious re using wheel off a diff bike for backup, since i have them here. instead maybe ill set up wheel with 7...
11-12-13, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By GaryinLA

rsx 7spd brifter with 6 spd freewheel

hi i have a jamis aurora touring bike with rsx brifters, 7 spd in back, triple crank in front. i have some other bikes with 6 speed freewheels, 1980s road bikes. im wondering, especially since i...
Forum: Touring
11-12-13, 01:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,988
Posted By GaryinLA

thanks, that nitto big rack looks great. but,...

thanks, that nitto big rack looks great. but, its steel like surly rack. im not doing extended touring, i might prefer aluminum. omm sherpa is alum. i think. also a review on rivendel says to...
Forum: Touring
11-11-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,988
Posted By GaryinLA

sherpa

hi are there any instructions or diagrams from on this installation? im not mechanically inclined. do u agree with me that avoiding the wheel quick release mounting is desirable?
Forum: Touring
11-11-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,988
Posted By GaryinLA

front rack for 26" lht

hi im shopping for a good front rack for a 26" lht. i would like on that i can zip tie a basket on top for local use but then use with side panniers for touring, the tubus models dont seem to...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By GaryinLA

in my area, i can pick up a used 27" wheelset...

in my area, i can pick up a used 27" wheelset inclyding freewheel for 80-100. havent compared prices to new wheels. a new 6 or 7 speed freewheel ie 14-28 is about 25. if i wanted to do 700c...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-13, 11:09 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,431
Posted By GaryinLA

in the city of los angeles it is legal to ride on...

in the city of los angeles it is legal to ride on sidewalks. many people do, especially on busy streets without bike lanes. some adjacent cities dont permit riding on sidewalks ie santa monica.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By GaryinLA

Thanks for all the info. I actually have a pair...

Thanks for all the info. I actually have a pair of 26 x 2.0 or 2.1 Schwalbe Big Ben (or maybe little ben) that i got in near new condition used and have on a Bridgestone MB3 project bike but i cant...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By GaryinLA

Tire choice for LHT

HI I commute 7 miles each way, mostly flat, one hill. If I get energetic maybe I will cut out the train ride that would had about another 5 miles each way.


I already have 2 bikes set up to do...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,384
Posted By GaryinLA

ive read the jack browns are by panaracer so im...

ive read the jack browns are by panaracer so im wondering if they are any better than pasela non tg and tg, just with jacked up prices. i dont know. even if the jack browns are better, the pacelas...
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