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06-18-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 872
Posted By Leinster

If youíve been riding for a few years, entered a...

If youíve been riding for a few years, entered a few organized events, supported the odd organization, been a regular at a bike shop, received some cycling-related gifts from fam & friends, picked up...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Leinster

Is the correct answer. Hang onto the Mirage...

Is the correct answer.

Hang onto the Mirage shifters and drop bars in your parts bin or whatever, but definitely for the sake of simplicity, friction shifters are the way to go.
05-16-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Leinster

In a similar vein but with less climbing, turn...

In a similar vein but with less climbing, turn right at Petaluma. Take 116 and 12 through Napa to Fairfield, and then follow frontage roads of the 80 to Sac.

There are plenty of parallel options...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,120
Posted By Leinster

I was going through the Redwoods on Mt Tam a...

I was going through the Redwoods on Mt Tam a couple years back as all the condensation from the fog was falling from the trees like rain. I grabbed at the brakes on a short descent and nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,120
Posted By Leinster

I just bought my first disc brake bike; a (used)...

I just bought my first disc brake bike; a (used) Yuba Mondo for school runs, grocery runs, and family rides. There was no question when researching cargo bikes that I wanted the stopping power of...
04-17-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,428
Posted By Leinster

I'll be taking the kids to stage 1 for the...

I'll be taking the kids to stage 1 for the Strider race!

Was tempted to take the Monday off and go up to South Lake for stage 2, but going up there this weekend instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By Leinster

Nah, do what's comfortable. I upsized my stem to...

Nah, do what's comfortable. I upsized my stem to a 120mm on a 54cm frame. Set a bunch of Strava PRs on my next ride and never looked back.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By Leinster

I have a 2014 CAAD10 and love it. Except, as I...

I have a 2014 CAAD10 and love it. Except, as I understand it, the following (and final) CAAD10 was the upgrade from 5700 105 to 5800, with 11 speed. And Mavic Aksiums and a Si Crankset instead of the...
04-05-19, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Leinster

Build the CAAD up as a single speed/commuter.

Build the CAAD up as a single speed/commuter.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Leinster

Well 20-30 years of incremental improvements adds...

Well 20-30 years of incremental improvements adds up. The rear triangle on my CAAD is definitely more compliant, and the handling is a lot better on rough descents. Edit: but all the time with, as...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Leinster

I have the same Criterium frame, but with 105....

I have the same Criterium frame, but with 105. Itís converted to single speed now since the derailleur hanger broke. Itís my daily commuter and I love it.

I bought a CAAD10 105 after the hanger...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,386
Posted By Leinster

To be fair to Aqua Blue, their results werenít...

To be fair to Aqua Blue, their results werenít that bad. But in 2018 they never got invites to any big races.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,386
Posted By Leinster

Partly because the tech of today in the pro...

Partly because the tech of today in the pro peloton is the tech of tomorrow in the recreational cycling world, and those of us who love to ride and look after our bikes are concerned about a) what...
03-18-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,977
Posted By Leinster

I rode up Haleakala last March on a rented...

I rode up Haleakala last March on a rented Roubaix with 105. As a CAAD10-riding lifelong Cannondale fan, I didnít want to like it, but it was fantastic.
03-18-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,787
Posted By Leinster

My twins rode the Strider bike race at the final...

My twins rode the Strider bike race at the final stage of the Tour of California last year. Little brats still havenít taken the numbers off the front. To what authority should I report them?
03-18-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By Leinster

Thereíll be space at Di Data when Cav hangs up...

Thereíll be space at Di Data when Cav hangs up his wheels at the end of the year.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By Leinster

...is the right answer! I had a tiagra...

...is the right answer!

I had a tiagra triple for years. Ran great, never a trouble with shifting or anything. Eventually I decided my Schwinn Fastback wasnít enough bike enough for me, and...
03-16-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Leinster

With a bit of trial and error with different ring...

With a bit of trial and error with different ring and sprocket sizes, itís possible to find a gear close enough to what you want that wonít require tensioning.

That works better with an old wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,756
Posted By Leinster

Trek's Mad Pederson rode a 1x with a 10-33...

Trek's Mad Pederson rode a 1x with a 10-33 cassette in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad last weekend. https://www.velonews.com/2019/03/news/one-reason-why-pedersens-omloop-bike-stood-out_483906

I think...
03-07-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,604
Posted By Leinster

Being completely different from...

Being completely different from long-distance/randonneuring.
03-01-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By Leinster

Agree with the above. If you intend to stay car...

Agree with the above. If you intend to stay car free, the North Bay/Wine Country will not be very accessible to you. You could still get Mt Tam in as a day trip by getting a ferry to Sausalito, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,558
Posted By Leinster

I have the Mini Morph and always make use of the...

I have the Mini Morph and always make use of the foot stand. It only has to hold the shaft of the pump to the ground on the upstroke, and let your bodyweight do the work on the downstroke. It's the...
02-25-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By Leinster

Reno Rugby Club play in the Northern California...

Reno Rugby Club play in the Northern California division. I took a professional exam in Sacramento late last year and the guy sitting next to me had come down from Reno to take it. And Reno airport...
02-20-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,293
Posted By Leinster

If you see a mountain lion on a bike, you should...

If you see a mountain lion on a bike, you should wave. Or let him know youíre drafting him.
02-19-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Leinster

+1 to not taking a 3-y-o on such a trip. I tow...

+1 to not taking a 3-y-o on such a trip. I tow our twins (age 3.5) in a Burley and even enclosed I wouldnít take them on a potentially busy highway with high speed traffic.

ive done the route from...
02-11-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By Leinster

Nothing new in this article, but good to see it...

Nothing new in this article, but good to see it getting into local papers and getting noticed.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By Leinster

Clip on aero bars and maybe even aero wheels. It...

Clip on aero bars and maybe even aero wheels. It strikes me that a pair of $800 deep-section wheels will probably gain you as much or more time than an aero frame, and you can always just keep them...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,774
Posted By Leinster

That starts with parents. Donít blame the kids...

That starts with parents. Donít blame the kids for being raised in front of a screen.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By Leinster

This. Mine was actually a 4í cable lock. Any kind...

This. Mine was actually a 4í cable lock. Any kind of rope or chain would do.



Or you could put the Cycleops up on a workbench/table/deck and work on it that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,774
Posted By Leinster

With no stats or facts to back this up, my gut...

With no stats or facts to back this up, my gut feeling is that bike share systems would lead to MORE bike ownership than less, as people ride bikes in cities who never would have before, start to...
01-15-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,362
Posted By Leinster

NorCal has its problems, and the Bay Area has a...

NorCal has its problems, and the Bay Area has a lot more cars than I thought it would before I came here, but there's a lot of great riding for all levels that you don't have to go far to find. SoCal...
01-09-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By Leinster

Oakland Hit & Run

Just saw this on the news. Wtf is wrong with people? Hope the kid pulls through fast. And that they catch the other guy quick and throw the book at them.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,814
Posted By Leinster

Oldest item in regular use is a Saeco jersey that...

Oldest item in regular use is a Saeco jersey that I bought when Cipo was still riding for them.

Actual oldest item is an old high school long-sleeve jersey from around 1991-92. Trouble is it's...
12-31-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,898
Posted By Leinster

I know plenty of people in excellent physical...

I know plenty of people in excellent physical shape by any other definition, who wouldnít call 10 pull-ups ďbasic body movement.Ē My weight has always been in my thighs and below, so I can squat til...
12-28-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By Leinster

Liege 2016 Milan San Remo 2013 (they cut the...

Liege 2016
Milan San Remo 2013 (they cut the Turchino out of the race)
Stage 16 of the 2014 Giro https://youtu.be/fbGf0cs1KhU
There might be footage of the 1988 Giro somewhere, there was supposed...
12-27-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By Leinster

Iím absolutely glad that there are people willing...

Iím absolutely glad that there are people willing to put time and effort into projects like this, regardless of how long it takes them to get it done. Iíd just be concerned about setting false...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,198
Posted By Leinster

I grew up with a 6 speed 52-42x14-24 and so...

I grew up with a 6 speed 52-42x14-24 and so consider anything lower than that to be basically MTB gearing. I used to read the listings in the back of Cycling magazine and imagine I could ride up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,198
Posted By Leinster

Iíd happily add the 29, but have no desire for an...

Iíd happily add the 29, but have no desire for an 11.

I canít for the life of me work out why the only 12t high gear option available across component brands now is the 12-25. I spend 90% of my...
12-27-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,561
Posted By Leinster

Open in 2 years? Great to see the optimism, but...

Open in 2 years? Great to see the optimism, but if they break ground in 2 years, that's be unbelievably fast. The Napa vine trail has hit so many obstacles, and If they consider it part of the route,...
12-24-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,892
Posted By Leinster

I did an annual charity century back in my school...

I did an annual charity century back in my school days; my bikes for those days included an MBK Mistral, a Peugeot Mont Blanc, and an MBK Super Mirage. The Mont Blanc and Mirage had 20c tires on...
12-20-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,361
Posted By Leinster

I had to check based on this. For me my 4 nearest...

I had to check based on this. For me my 4 nearest other states would be 180 miles to the Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe, 375 miles to Brookings OR, 610 miles to the AZ side of the Hoover Dam, and...
12-20-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,361
Posted By Leinster

Thereís not many routes where Iíd feel like it...

Thereís not many routes where Iíd feel like it was necessary, but this was one. Just write bigger if you ever need to. It was a great reference for setting next targets etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-18, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10,208
Views: 2,646,041
Posted By Leinster

6 months on, and are you riding it as much as...

6 months on, and are you riding it as much as your main ride?

I have the same colourway, and love it, but I had to ditch the schwalbes and, most of all, the prologo saddle....
12-20-18, 12:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,361
Posted By Leinster

Where and how much did it cost? How much...

Where and how much did it cost? How much outside-of-class commitment was there? Sounds like a blast.
12-20-18, 12:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,361
Posted By Leinster

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc_0178_3bea5798d452d18ee61c29384fe4965282dfa47f.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,075
Posted By Leinster

Yup. Iíve had a pair of shorts from them for over...

Yup. Iíve had a pair of shorts from them for over 10 years that only recently gave up the ghost, and campus pedals still going strong. I bought one of their tool kits, and while a couple of bits...
12-19-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,361
Posted By Leinster

My wife surprised me with a trip to Maui for my...

My wife surprised me with a trip to Maui for my birthday, so I got the chance to bike up Haleakala, which had been a bucket list ride for a while. It was a phenomenal ride.
12-19-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 853
Posted By Leinster

ďIs that chain lube on your calf? Youíve been...

ďIs that chain lube on your calf? Youíve been riding that Taiwanese hardtail of yours again, havenít you!Ē
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By Leinster

I picked up a SRAM 1031 chain and a chain cleaner...

I picked up a SRAM 1031 chain and a chain cleaner at my ďlocalĒ one when I was passing through the other day. $35 our the door was cheaper than the online prices I could compare. Was tempted by some...
12-08-18, 01:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,394
Posted By Leinster

My one regret of buying my CAAD10 when I did is...

My one regret of buying my CAAD10 when I did is that the immediate next years model went to 11 speed.

If I was in th market for a new bike right now, my only hesitation about buying 11 speed now...
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