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Re: low psi ok for 28mm gatorskins?

mdavis94536
 

What are the specs for the tire, i.e. what is the recommended pressure?


On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 11:04 PM tburmas via groups.io <tburmas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,
     I've found that if I ride 28mm gatorskins at 60-80psi I get much better comfort, grip and downhill control.  Am I asking for trouble going this low or is it common these days?

Thanks,
Ted



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Mark


Re: low psi ok for 28mm gatorskins?

John Paul Jose
 

Common I'd say, when running tubeless 


On Mon, Apr 26, 2021, 11:04 PM tburmas via groups.io <tburmas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,
     I've found that if I ride 28mm gatorskins at 60-80psi I get much better comfort, grip and downhill control.  Am I asking for trouble going this low or is it common these days?

Thanks,
Ted


low psi ok for 28mm gatorskins?

tburmas
 

Hello,
     I've found that if I ride 28mm gatorskins at 60-80psi I get much better comfort, grip and downhill control.  Am I asking for trouble going this low or is it common these days?

Thanks,
Ted


MMRR is ON!

Robert Tashjian
 

The streets are dry, the clouds are clearing, the MMRR is ON!

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


MMRR is on

Robert Tashjian
 

The Monday Morning Recovery Ride is on for April 26, pending the weather. Right now it looks like the rain will stop late Sunday afternoon and should mostly clear before Monday morning. I will post a final go/no go by 7am Monday. Email me your mobile and emergency numbers and where you will start the ride. We will not sign in on site.

 

Meet across Isherwood from the Isherwood staging area at 8:30 for an 8:45 departure. We’ll stop for rider pickups at the usual regroups (gas station on Stevenson/Paseo and the corner of South Grimmer/Paseo). Route will be the same as last week with a coffee stop at Panera:

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31759143

 

For those with vax cards, bring them or a phone facsimile and we’ll stop at Krispy Kreme for a Vaccination Donut.

 

Masks must be worn at the start and regroups and wherever you are riding within 6 ft of another.

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


TMCR is full

Robert Tashjian
 

The Sunol Thursday coffee ride is full. I will waitlist any further riders in case there is a cancellation.

Rob
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Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Robert Tashjian
 

All,

 

Just a reminder that there is no sign in at the start. If you want to join the fun, you must ‘sign in’ via email. Email me your mobile and emergency numbers and I’ll sign you in.

 

Rob

 

This week the route starts at Sunol, at the gravel lot across from the Sunol Train Station. We’ll ride out through Pleasanton, through the rolling hills of Tuscany, Sycamore Park, and Holdener (where we may see the llamas), then back to Pleasanton for a cuppa at Peets. Meet at 9am for a 9:15 start. Route is here:

 

              https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35626129

 

Per club policy, masks must be worn at the start, at all stops, and whenever you are within 6 feet of anyone not in your household.

Sign in is again by email only, send me your mobile and emergency numbers.

 

Hope to see you Thursday,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Re: Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Joan Roe
 

Larry and I plan on riding with you this Thursday!  Looking forward to seeing everyone.

On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 8:25 AM Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:

This week the route starts at Sunol, at the gravel lot across from the Sunol Train Station. We’ll ride out through Pleasanton, through the rolling hills of Tuscany, Sycamore Park, and Holdener (where we may see the llamas), then back to Pleasanton for a cuppa at Peets. Meet at 9am for a 9:15 start. Route is here:

 

              https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35626129

 

Per club policy, masks must be worn at the start, at all stops, and whenever you are within 6 feet of anyone not in your household.

Sign in is again by email only, send me your mobile and emergency numbers.

 

Hope to see you Thursday,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 

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Joan


Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Robert Tashjian
 

This week the route starts at Sunol, at the gravel lot across from the Sunol Train Station. We’ll ride out through Pleasanton, through the rolling hills of Tuscany, Sycamore Park, and Holdener (where we may see the llamas), then back to Pleasanton for a cuppa at Peets. Meet at 9am for a 9:15 start. Route is here:

 

              https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35626129

 

Per club policy, masks must be worn at the start, at all stops, and whenever you are within 6 feet of anyone not in your household.

Sign in is again by email only, send me your mobile and emergency numbers.

 

Hope to see you Thursday,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Re: Reminder: MMRR Sign In

Carrie Payne
 

For those riding the MMRR be careful when you turn right onto Willow from Enterprise Drive. It looks like they are doing shoulder work along there.

Carrie


On Apr 18, 2021, at 4:53 PM, Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:



Sigh, nothing like replying to my own post. Please note that the second meetup point is at Paseo Padre and SOUTH Grimmer near Weibel Elementary, NOT Grimmer & Paseo Padre (near Lake Elizabeth). For those of you who have ridden the MMRR before, this is the regular second regroup/meetup location.

 

Sorry for the confusion,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Tashjian
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:41 AM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] Reminder: MMRR Sign In

 

Just a reminder:

             There is no sign in at the start of the MMRR, you must sign in by email before the start. If you are going to join, email me your name, mobile and emergency numbers, and where you will be joining the ride(see below) if not at the start.

 

The MMRR Panera route and cue sheet are available here:

              https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31759143

 

For riders not familiar with the MMRR, there are two ‘regroups’ in addition to the start where riders can join the ride

  • The Chevron station at Paseo Padre and Stevenson at about 9:00 or so.
  • On Paseo Padre just past the SW corner with Grimmer at about 9:15 or so.

And, of course, we will meet up at the start the Isherwood staging area at 8:30 for a prompt 8:45 start.

When you email your contact info, let me know where you will be joining the ride as well.

 

Thanks, and hope to see you Monday Morning,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Re: Reminder: MMRR Sign In

Robert Tashjian
 

Sigh, nothing like replying to my own post. Please note that the second meetup point is at Paseo Padre and SOUTH Grimmer near Weibel Elementary, NOT Grimmer & Paseo Padre (near Lake Elizabeth). For those of you who have ridden the MMRR before, this is the regular second regroup/meetup location.

 

Sorry for the confusion,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Tashjian
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:41 AM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] Reminder: MMRR Sign In

 

Just a reminder:

             There is no sign in at the start of the MMRR, you must sign in by email before the start. If you are going to join, email me your name, mobile and emergency numbers, and where you will be joining the ride(see below) if not at the start.

 

The MMRR Panera route and cue sheet are available here:

              https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31759143

 

For riders not familiar with the MMRR, there are two ‘regroups’ in addition to the start where riders can join the ride

  • The Chevron station at Paseo Padre and Stevenson at about 9:00 or so.
  • On Paseo Padre just past the SW corner with Grimmer at about 9:15 or so.

And, of course, we will meet up at the start the Isherwood staging area at 8:30 for a prompt 8:45 start.

When you email your contact info, let me know where you will be joining the ride as well.

 

Thanks, and hope to see you Monday Morning,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Reminder: MMRR Sign In

Robert Tashjian
 

Just a reminder:

             There is no sign in at the start of the MMRR, you must sign in by email before the start. If you are going to join, email me your name, mobile and emergency numbers, and where you will be joining the ride(see below) if not at the start.

 

The MMRR Panera route and cue sheet are available here:

              https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31759143

 

For riders not familiar with the MMRR, there are two ‘regroups’ in addition to the start where riders can join the ride

  • The Chevron station at Paseo Padre and Stevenson at about 9:00 or so.
  • On Paseo Padre just past the SW corner with Grimmer at about 9:15 or so.

And, of course, we will meet up at the start the Isherwood staging area at 8:30 for a prompt 8:45 start.

When you email your contact info, let me know where you will be joining the ride as well.

 

Thanks, and hope to see you Monday Morning,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Monday Morning Recovery Ride is on

Robert Tashjian
 

MMRR’ers,

 

The Monday Morning Recovery Ride is back on the calendar starting at the Isherwood Staging Area at 8:30 Monday morning, April 19. The route will be the classic Panera route. Sign in by sending me email with your mobile & emergency numbers; there won’t be any sign in at the start per current club policy.

 

Please read and agree to the FFBC covid guidelines and conditions posted on the website or in the calendar entry.

 

Hope to see you there!

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Robert Tashjian
 

Hello Coffee Riders,

 

While the map was correct, the cue sheet for the Alum Rock ride was missing a bunch of turns (actually, most of them). I’ve recreated the cue sheet and attached it, print it out if you want a cue sheet for the ride.

 

Also, just a reminder, there is no sign in at the start. If you’re going to join the ride you need to email me your contact and emergency contact information ahead of time and I will fill out your sign in entry.

 

Sorry for the confusion and hope to see you Thursday,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Thursday Morning Coffee Ride is on

Robert Tashjian
 

Coffee Riders

 

We're Baack! Well almost!

 

Lori will start leading again in May with guest ride leaders until she returns. I’ll be leading the first ride which is an old friend, Alum Rock. Regroups at Higuera Adobe, Alviso Adobe, Alum Rock. We’ll start at REI Fremont with a stop at Starbuck/Noah’s Bagels on the return. If you want to skip the climb or shorten the ride, there is an option to turn early to the coffee stop. We’ll meet at 9:30 for a 9:45 depart, Thursday, April 15. The route and route sheet are available at

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20844826

per FFBC policy no route sheets will be available at the start.

 

Sign in will be by email only. Email your contact info (name, phone, emergency contact & phone) to me, rob@... before the ride, preferably by Wed evening. There will be no sign in at the start.

 

Please read and agree to the FFBC covid guidelines and requirements listed on the website and in the ride description on the FFBC ride calendar.

 

Hope to see you there!

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Mt Bike Handlebar

Tony DD
 

Hi all,

I'm looking for an inexpensive Mt. Bike handlebar, I'm just putting the bike together for some casual rides.
Please let me know what do you, thanks.

Tony 


Violent Bike Thefts in Berkeley/Oakland Hills

Steven Schonhaut
 


Here’s a post from one of my Strava buddies about a series of violent bicycle thefts in the Oakland/Berkeley Hills including a gun point theft of a bicycle on Grizzly Peak (https://www.strava.com/athletes/15003/posts/15408391). See the 21 comments from this post for details.

I think it may be best to avoid riding in the Berkeley/Oakland Hills at the current time.


Re: Tire recommendation

FRANCIS SI
 


Continental GatorHardshell ,  totally agree ,  hardly find a dent on the surface. Highly recommend 



On 28 Mar 2021, at 3:47 PM, Nathan Bell <mixologism@...> wrote:

I’ve been riding on a set of Continental GatorHardshell for the last year and have found them to be excellent for durability and puncture resistance. Comparing the specs, they look like an improvement over the Gatorskins. I ride mostly on tarmac, but they’ve also handled all the gravel tracks I’ve been on without any issue. They hardly even pick up any splinters. I ride about 4-5 hours a week, and they still have plenty of life left in them. I had a set of Grand Prix 4-Season before them, which were good, but the Hardshell’s are a significant improvement. The only negative for me is that they’re more difficult to get on and off than the 4-Seasons, though that’s balanced out by how infrequently I have to do it, but of course in that respect ymmv. For me, they’ve been worth every penny.

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of tburmas via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:40 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] Tire recommendation

 

For those who don't race but love to ride on tarmac (not gravel) and not get flats, what do you recommend for tires?

I've been using Continental Gatorskins (28s) and am quite satisfied (haven't been getting flats, ride quality seems fine in dry and wet and tires last a long time), but was wondering if something else has surpassed them as technology has progressed.

Thanks,
Ted


Re: Tire recommendation

Nathan Bell
 

I’ve been riding on a set of Continental GatorHardshell for the last year and have found them to be excellent for durability and puncture resistance. Comparing the specs, they look like an improvement over the Gatorskins. I ride mostly on tarmac, but they’ve also handled all the gravel tracks I’ve been on without any issue. They hardly even pick up any splinters. I ride about 4-5 hours a week, and they still have plenty of life left in them. I had a set of Grand Prix 4-Season before them, which were good, but the Hardshell’s are a significant improvement. The only negative for me is that they’re more difficult to get on and off than the 4-Seasons, though that’s balanced out by how infrequently I have to do it, but of course in that respect ymmv. For me, they’ve been worth every penny.

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of tburmas via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:40 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] Tire recommendation

 

For those who don't race but love to ride on tarmac (not gravel) and not get flats, what do you recommend for tires?

I've been using Continental Gatorskins (28s) and am quite satisfied (haven't been getting flats, ride quality seems fine in dry and wet and tires last a long time), but was wondering if something else has surpassed them as technology has progressed.

Thanks,
Ted


Re: Tire recommendation

Andrew Sass
 

I average one flat every two years with tubeless.  More than two years with the Schwalbe Pro Ones.  They roll nice and are lighter than a tire and tube.  

Bought a pair of Mavic rims a few years ago and they came with a complimentary set of Mavic Tubeless tires, stems and sealant, so no cost trial.  Nice tires, but the Mavics wore quickly, then they sprayed sealant, or rather wept a bit.  Eventually switched to Schwalbe and excellent wear.  They actually have three layers in the sidewalls, which can be a tires weak point.  They have some sealant layer, and i add air once or twice a week.  Even handled a 6p nail one day.  Pulled the nail out, let out a little pressure, spun the tires a couple times, and was good to go.  20 seconds vs 10 minutes.  I usually pump them up to 92 psi.

Good luck

Andy Sass

On Sunday, March 28, 2021, 01:07:46 PM PDT, Amit Banerjee <wrknplay@...> wrote:


Check out the detailed comparisons.
If your bike allows wider tires, I recommend getting 28mm.

I recently bought Continental GP5000, 28mm wide,
Great deal online from Excel Sports, Boulder, CO. Free shipping for over $99.

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 11:39 PM tburmas via groups.io <tburmas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
For those who don't race but love to ride on tarmac (not gravel) and not get flats, what do you recommend for tires?

I've been using Continental Gatorskins (28s) and am quite satisfied (haven't been getting flats, ride quality seems fine in dry and wet and tires last a long time), but was wondering if something else has surpassed them as technology has progressed.

Thanks,
Ted

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