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Forum: Northeast Rides and Events 07-22-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By Bob Ross
FS: (1) entry to Gran Fondo New Jersey

I'm selling an entry for the Gran Fondo New Jersey on September 11th for $100 + the transfer fee of $40. The current price is $200. PM me if interested.
Home - Gran Fondo NJ (http://granfondonj.com/)
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-12-16, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Bob Ross
We did Mirror Lake Highway as one of our routes....

We did Mirror Lake Highway as one of our routes. Started in Kamas and went up 20 miles, turned around and hammered the crap out of that gentle 20 mile descent. Not much shoulder, and lots of car &...
Forum: Northeast 07-11-16, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By Bob Ross
update: Sold 1, still have 1 available

update: Sold 1, still have 1 available
Forum: Northeast 07-11-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By Bob Ross
FS: Two entries to Gran Fondo New Jersey

I'm selling [edit: ONE] entries for the Gran Fondo New Jersey on September 11th for $100 each + the transfer fee of $40. The current price is $200. PM me know if interested.
Home - Gran Fondo NJ...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-01-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Bob Ross
recommend routes for road biking near Park City, UT?

Better late than never: Anyone have any recommendations for routes in or around Park City, UT? Will be vacationing there next week, bringing the road bikes...and haven't even looked at a map yet!
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-30-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Bob Ross
My LBS had a 36-hole Mavic Open Sport in stock so...

My LBS had a 36-hole Mavic Open Sport in stock so I went with that. (That reminds me, now I want to Google the differences between teh Open Sport and the Open Pro.)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-29-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Bob Ross
Not sure this was the culprit per se, but upon...

Not sure this was the culprit per se, but upon close inspection it turned out that several eyelets were pulling free from the rim and cracks were starting to form, so I had the wheel completely...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-23-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Bob Ross
spokes loosening, NDS only...why?

My commuter/foul-weather bike is a 1986 Bridgestone. The original 36-spoke Sanshin Gyromaster hubs were rebuilt 3 or 4 years ago with Mavic Open pro rims. The wheels have been solid and reasonably...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-21-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
Posted By Bob Ross
10 to 20 riders with sizeable gaps already...

10 to 20 riders with sizeable gaps already forming? I would encourage them to break up into smaller units, like 5 cyclists each; close the gaps within those 5-person subgroups and then allow much...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-15-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,188
Posted By Bob Ross
Yeah ~8-10 years ago FSA had a lot of problems...

Yeah ~8-10 years ago FSA had a lot of problems with their carbon cranksets, many of which were reported here and on other cycling forums. Issues included delamination of the CF, and the threaded...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-10-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,161
Posted By Bob Ross
Wait, what? ...

Wait, what?
http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/familyguy/images/4/4b/FGuy_Meg_Gen2012_R3Flat.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120905122204
Forum: Road Cycling 06-10-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,629
Posted By Bob Ross
If I weighed anywhere near 138lbs I might...

If I weighed anywhere near 138lbs I might momentarily consider what it would take to get a bike within 4 or 5 lbs of that one. Maybe.
Glad to see a Ruegamer frame getting that much use. And...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,471
Posted By Bob Ross
Built by whose hand? Unless the answer to...

Built by whose hand?

Unless the answer to that question is "my own" you'll have better results talking to your wheelsmith about what type of riding you do, what types of roads you ride on, what...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-05-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,413
Posted By Bob Ross
I seem to kill rims after ~18-24k miles...but my...

I seem to kill rims after ~18-24k miles...but my hubs just won't die, so I keep getting wheels rebuilt. Most of my hubs are between 6 to 10 years old, with 50-80k miles on them, and no sign of...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-31-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,864
Posted By Bob Ross
The day of my 49th birthday my wife and I rode up...

The day of my 49th birthday my wife and I rode up to Piermont where we ran into a friend from the cycle club who's maybe ~15 years older than me. When we told him it was my 49th birthday he said...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-24-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,979
Posted By Bob Ross
I have never had to deploy a chain tool on the...

I have never had to deploy a chain tool on the road

...for my bike. But I have saved quite a few other cyclist's rides because I had a chain tool with me. I figure it's good karma.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-22-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,724
Posted By Bob Ross
Yes. One of my bikes has a slightly more...

Yes. One of my bikes has a slightly more aggressive, "long&low" geometry inherent in its build, and so it just seems to make sense to keep that one setup with slightly more drop; that's the Go Fast...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-16-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By Bob Ross
No, they come across to people who have cycled...

No, they come across to people who have cycled their entire lives as arrogant also.

I used to live on Butler Street, right behind the supermarket that's across 5th Avenue from R&A. They were my...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-16-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,532
Posted By Bob Ross
That's just a misuse of the word. There's nothing...

That's just a misuse of the word. There's nothing "average" about that, you're simply misnaming typical cruising speed.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-11-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,072
Posted By Bob Ross
I own four bikes that range from ~17lbs to 24lbs....

I own four bikes that range from ~17lbs to 24lbs. Except when I'm climbing the most ridiculously pitchy ascents, I cannot tell what any of those bikes weigh while riding them.

When I get home and...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-10-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By Bob Ross
Part of me wishes I'd done that 6 months ago,...

Part of me wishes I'd done that 6 months ago, before the saddle I love got discontinued by the manufacturer.

But part of me recognizes that human beings are not static objects; we change over...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-08-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,532
Posted By Bob Ross
As I like to say: Average speed is for...

As I like to say:

Average speed is for average people.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,042
Posted By Bob Ross
https://images.encyclopediadramatica.se/1/1a/I_Kno...

https://images.encyclopediadramatica.se/1/1a/I_Know_That_Feel.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 04-27-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 153,320
Posted By Bob Ross
Alpine Boat Basin on the Hudson River: ...

Alpine Boat Basin on the Hudson River:

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/bob_ross4/my%20Sachs%204-25-2016_zpsgg13zea1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 04-18-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,409
Posted By Bob Ross
I just recently acquired my first Campy-equipped...

I just recently acquired my first Campy-equipped bike (2015 Record 11-speed mechanical) and I too am impressed with the unapologetic "CLUNK!" of every shift. It feels like it was built back in the...
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