2013-04-08 view I have a friend with really big feet that would like to try cycling.­ I'm loaning him a bike that needs bike shoes.­ Anyone have some old size 48 (~13.­5 U.­S.­) shoes just catching dust in the garage.­
Thanks, Wes Hale
2013-03-21 view .­ 2005.­ Aluminum frame.­ Carbon fiber fork, seatposts, captain’s handlebar.­ Dura Ace 9-speed shifters, brakes, derailuers.­ FSA Carbon fiber tandem triple crankset (55-44-32) 12-25 Ultegra cassette.­ Rolf Prima Vigor tandem wheelset.­ Captain’s cockpit approximates 54 cm.­ 5’6” to 5’10.­” Stoker cockpit will accommodate 4’10” to 5’5.­” Includes additional Chris King hub tandem wheelset and Yakima tandem roof rack attachment.­ This is a beautiful bike in outstanding condition.­ Asking $3,300 OBO.­ Contact John at (714)336-7095 or e-mail at drjwo@yahoo.­com for photos.­
2013-02-27 view Selling ALL of our Jamis inventory at or below Dealer Cost including 2013 models.­ Road bikes, mountain bikes, time trial, cyclocross, fixed gear, touring.­ Contact Dan or Randy for details at Trail's End Cycling Center (949) 863-1982
2013-02-19 view Hi fellow club members.­.­.­ My Felt S25 (silver color) 54cm triathlon bicycle was stolen over the 2/18/2013 weekend.­ If you happen to see one or if someone offers it for sale, please contact me at george.­wu@juno.­com OR inform Garden Grove PD (a police report is being taken)
A few bicycle-specific info.­.­.­.­ the bike was repainted but not professionally so it feels rough/dull to the touch; there is a small dent on the top tube; the rear tire is an antipuncture Continental tire; There are also a little bits of silver paint overspray on the wheel and the fork.­
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Other Rides of Interest 4/22/13 pro raceview 2013-03-21 A group of BCI riders is meeting at 1360 N.­ Dalton in Azusa, ca-- Dalton Park-- to ride up and watch the pro race around Glendora Mt.­ Road and ride down with them (carefully).­ Meet at park at 9:00 am.­ Fri.­ 4/22/2013 call me at 714-686-2738 -- Ann Gayton
News & General Discussion 11-28 SRAM Rear Cassette vs Simano 12-27view 2013-03-13 Aaron:
I am sure you got an answer by now, but, yes, I have been riding a 50/34 with an 11-27 for lots of years.­ For flatland riding, I'll put on an 11-23.­ For really ugly climbs like Breathless Agony, I have gone to an 11-34 mountain bike rear cassette, long cage derailleur, and a compact double.­
Currently, we are using the SRAM Wi-Fly gearing in the back in either an 11-30 or an 11-32 with a mid cage derailleur with either Shimano or SRAM shifters, 9 or 10 speed.­ Most of the riders we have converted love the lower gearing for the long, steep stuff.­
News & General Discussion Rental Bicycles in OC?view 2013-03-13 Trail's End Cycling Center, a BCI sponsor, rents road, mountain bikes, and touring bikes.­ The rental fleet has several carbon fiber models from Scott, Cyfac, and a few Jamis bikes in sizes from 46 to 61.­ While TECC can set up out-of-towners with nice rental bikes, we also use the rental program as an "extended" test ride or demo for those looking for a new bike.­ You can rent the bike that you are thinking about and really give it a good test drive before you buy.­ TECC will then credit up to 7 days' rental fees towards the purchase of a new bike.­
Crashes we can learn from! Santiago Canyon SEview 2012-10-30 When cycling S.­E.­ through Santiago Cyn beware of traffic from Ridgeline Rd, the last "T" intersection on your right before Cook's Corner.­ Coming down that last grade is fast for cyclists, and vehicles coming down the grade on Ridgeline Rd often roll through the stop sign and into the bike lane.­ A riding buddy of mine about 30 feet in front of me got cut off by a motorist who fled the scene and cartwheeled onto her face last May.­ She spent a couple of months in the brain trauma unit of Mission Hospital.­ She also fractured two vertabrae, her cheeckbone and had extensive bruises and lacerations.­ She is almost back to normal except that it takes about one year to fully recover from brain trauma.­ Would have liked to have had a motorcycle helmet on for that one.­ I suggest approaching Ridgeline Rd with caution, also watching traffic over your left shoulder in case you need to veer out of the bike lane to avoid "California stops.­" Hope this helps.­
News & General Discussion Celebration of Kit's Lifeview 2012-10-02 There will be a celebration of Kit's life on Saturday, October 6th at 1:00 pm at Mariner's Church.­ Kit was killed on Newport Coast Hwy last week while on her bicycle.­ A ghost bike is in place on that road.­ Several BCI members are expected to attend.­
Current weather in Irvine (from National Weather Service): A Few Clouds, 61.0 F (16.1 C), 81 % humidity
Sponsor Specials for BCI
Trails End Cycling Center Sponsor
TRAIL'S END CYCLING CAN GET YOUR BIKE READY FOR THE BEAR!
You're doing all the training and getting your legs in shape for The Bear. Now get your bike ready for 10,000 feet of climbing and keep your double-ring crankset! TRAIL'S END CYCLING can help set your bike up for those long climbs.
Swap out your current rear cassette to a STUMP-PULLING SRAM 11-32. Adds two lower gears to most bikes. Includes a new 11-32 SRAM 10-speed rear cassette, chain (longer), mid cage rear derailleur, and all labor. ADDS ONLY ABOUT 100 grams (3.6 ounces) to most bikes. Works with your current shifters.
Some Examples: Shimano Ultegra 6700A GS rear derailleur, SRAM PG-1070 11-32 cassette, and Ultegra 6701 chain. Sells for $350, BCI SPECIAL: $265.
Shimano 105 5701 Derailleur and chain, PG-1050 11-32 cassette. Sells for $300, BCI SPECIAL: $225
SRAM Force Mid cage Derailleur, PG-1070 cassette, PG1091R chain. Sells for $389. BCI SPECIAL: $300
Includes all labor. All prices are for 10 speed drivetrains. 9 speed conversions and other kits are also available. Derailleurs and longer chains may not be required on all bikes. Prices good from 2/1/2013 through 6/30/2013.
Call for details: (949) 863.1982 Dan or Randy. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: 1920 E Warner Ave #3C email@example.com Santa Ana, CA. 92705 949/863-1982 or (949) 863-1982
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From this day on, we will honor the following discount at Jax Bicycle Center - Irvine (only).
12% Off Parts, Accessories, Rubber, and Soft Goods. Excludes Bicycles and Labor/ Service.
Location: Jax Bicycle Center 14210-6H Culver Drive Irvine, CA 92604
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