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07-19-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,602
Posted By pennstater

Agree about the tires making the biggest...

Agree about the tires making the biggest difference in how smooth a bike rides. Three years ago I bought a Lynskey road bike. Fit it with 700x32 tires. It was like the cracked and pot holed roads...
06-26-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,019
Posted By pennstater

I am 69 years old. For years I regularly suffered...

I am 69 years old. For years I regularly suffered leg cramps. About 2 weeks ago I had a B12 injection following finding of low B12 level. Since then no leg cramps. Coincidence? Maybe. But, if you are...
04-29-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By pennstater

I am a 69 y.o. three weeks post hip replacement...

I am a 69 y.o. three weeks post hip replacement surgery. I haven't ridden yet but I was enable to get my good leg over the handlebars rather than lifting the leg with surgery over the saddle....
08-30-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By pennstater

On my wheelset there is a deeper channel in the...

On my wheelset there is a deeper channel in the center of the rim. I have to get edge of the tire to sit inside that channel opposite the valve stem and work my tire iron near the valve stem as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 523,430
Posted By pennstater

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Look 765 RS Gravel
Forum: Northeast
07-20-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By pennstater

Continue on Ferdon through Piermont north on...

Continue on Ferdon through Piermont north on River Road. Pass under I287 up the hill then left on Clinton Ave in S. Nyack. Trail entrance is 2 blocks west on the left.
05-14-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By pennstater

Early in the season I will wear a second padded...

Early in the season I will wear a second padded bike short. Also works well for longer rides as long as the weather is relatively cool.
05-07-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,026
Posted By pennstater

I retired my road bikes even though most of my...

I retired my road bikes even though most of my riding is on paved roads. Only ride the gravel bike. And it lets me stitch together routes that include unpaved sections. Have two wheelsets but have...
03-19-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By pennstater

Another vote for the 32mm GP5000s.

Another vote for the 32mm GP5000s.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 23,668
Posted By pennstater

I did this on my gravel bike. I didn't find it...

I did this on my gravel bike. I didn't find it performed well mounted on the original wheelset. Bought a set of DT Swiss ER1600 wheels that work so well I retired my road bike.
09-28-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By pennstater

I have a gravel bike with a second set of DT...

I have a gravel bike with a second set of DT Swiss ER 1600 wheels onto which I've mounted 700x32 GP5000 tires. I like it so much I retired my dedicated road bike. The 32s will handle most trails and...
09-07-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By pennstater

I've been riding GP5000 700x32 tires on asphalt...

I've been riding GP5000 700x32 tires on asphalt AND dirt and cinders. Great road tire and more than acceptable on the trails in Acadia. I rode 700x25s there. You could try them it might save you from...
08-20-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,346
Posted By pennstater

Love my 700x32 GP5000 tires. Have them mounted on...

Love my 700x32 GP5000 tires. Have them mounted on a set of DT Swiss wheels. Makes my gravel bike handle better than my road bike with skinny tires. And I have actually done some limited riding on...
08-14-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,817
Posted By pennstater

I just use an old cell phone and Polar App that...

I just use an old cell phone and Polar App that automatically syncs with Strave.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,702
Posted By pennstater

Bought a set of DT Swiss road wheels with 700x32...

Bought a set of DT Swiss road wheels with 700x32 GP5000s tires for my Look 765 RS. This seems to climb and accelerate about the same as my Look 585. But the wider tires are sooo much smoother. And...
07-13-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,846
Posted By pennstater

Took about a month to subside with weight...

Took about a month to subside with weight training.
07-08-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,537
Posted By pennstater

I am almost 68 years old. I have had a cross bike...

I am almost 68 years old. I have had a cross bike for years. But its wider tires always felt slower on the road. Recently switched to 700x32 GP5000s. Huge difference in speed and comfort at lower air...
06-28-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5,233
Views: 3,680,499
Posted By pennstater

I have the same bike. Bought a nice set of road...

I have the same bike. Bought a nice set of road wheels and mounted 700x32 GP5000s. Bike is a do it all dream. Replaced the 105 FD, RD and crankset with the Ultegra bits from my Look 585 not because...
09-10-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,884
Posted By pennstater

Try it yourself. Find a shop that will allow you...

Try it yourself. Find a shop that will allow you to take an extended test ride. Not just for five minutes. Or borrow one from a friend. Instead of a "road" bike you may also want to consider...
08-23-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,350
Posted By pennstater

When I've had a choice in frame size, I have also...

When I've had a choice in frame size, I have also evaluated the head tube length. Larger frame usually has a longer head tube.
08-02-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By pennstater

My daughter was married in Rosemary Beach. We...

My daughter was married in Rosemary Beach. We have a place in Seagrove. Know the area pretty well.

Have you left the path/30A and cycled through some side streets of the picturesque beach towns -...
05-21-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,943
Posted By pennstater

I have a 2nd Generation Prius. My size XL road...

I have a 2nd Generation Prius. My size XL road bike fits fine without removing the wheels. I just roll it into through the rear hatch opening at a bit of an angle. Once the saddle clears the opening...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-12, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By pennstater

I can't understand why they use the bike lanes on...

I can't understand why they use the bike lanes on the West Side Greenway in Manhattan even in the areas where there is well paved asphalt path immediately adjacent. I wouldn't want to walk with...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-12, 06:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 48,710
Posted By pennstater

+1 Also applies to downhill skiing. My legs...

+1
Also applies to downhill skiing. My legs were absolutely dead from a hard days skiing this winter. Didn't make sense that this should happen when I had been cycling about 100 miles a week. Always...
Forum: Northeast
04-11-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By pennstater

Try this: ...

Try this:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/21471958
04-11-12, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By pennstater

You have to "break" the chain and thread it...

You have to "break" the chain and thread it through. Then reconnect the chain. See Parktools for more information.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,453
Posted By pennstater

Suggest going on a bike tour of some place she...

Suggest going on a bike tour of some place she wants to visit. My wife and I did a tour in Italy. It was great fun and gave her reason to ride more in preparation.
04-03-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,276
Posted By pennstater

Only you can decide if the difference is worth...

Only you can decide if the difference is worth it. Take a long test ride and see if you think the money is worth spending. If you don't notice a difference be thankful.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,091
Posted By pennstater

I have commuted from North Jersey to Brooklyn for...

I have commuted from North Jersey to Brooklyn for 22 years. I've come to expect no consideration from pedestrians, motorists and mostly other cyclists. I have accepted the fact that I cannot change...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-12, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By pennstater

I commute through this area regularly. By car and...

I commute through this area regularly. By car and bicycle. There are so many alternates to cycling on Delancey with all its heavy truck traffic, clueless pedestrians, double parked vehicles, broken...
02-27-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,945
Posted By pennstater

Could be the pawls in the freehub not properly...

Could be the pawls in the freehub not properly engaging, then slipping and re-engaging. I only know this happens on my Shimano and Mavic freehubs. I've been able to minimize it by cleaning and oiling...
02-21-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,460
Posted By pennstater

Problem with these bike mounted lights is that...

Problem with these bike mounted lights is that only the first car can see them well. I mounted my tail light on my helmet (I also kept one on the frame). It is visible to cars well behind the first...
Forum: Northeast
02-20-12, 04:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By pennstater

There are many mass transit options from North...

There are many mass transit options from North Jersey. More expensive than just a subway ride. But you can use many bus lines including NJT buses or trains. Or you can park at the Vince Lombardi park...
Forum: Northeast
02-14-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By pennstater

Or you could combine subway and cycling. Cycle...

Or you could combine subway and cycling. Cycle around to the GWB Catch the 123 train near the GWB at Columbia University Hospital.
Forum: Northeast
02-14-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By pennstater

I haven't cycled this exact area, but I have...

I haven't cycled this exact area, but I have driven through sections. I wouldn't consider cycling through any of the parts of the Bronx that end up near the Third Ave Bridge or Willis Ave Bridge...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,397
Posted By pennstater

I refuse to track my commuting miles. What I...

I refuse to track my commuting miles. What I enjoy most about the cycling commute is the entire disconnect. No cell phone, no computers, no GPS. It's time reserved for myself.

The only time I used...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,063
Posted By pennstater

24 miles one way. I mix it up. Sometimes...

24 miles one way. I mix it up. Sometimes roundtrip. Sometimes I leave the car at work, cycle home and back to work in the AM. Sometimes I drive part way. I usually manage this March to October as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 22,647
Posted By pennstater

Did the same. Huge difference in comfort, wear...

Did the same. Huge difference in comfort, wear and flat resistance. Did not notice a difference in performance. Be advised that I am 250 so I am running 115 front/120 rear. I believe the wear and...
12-26-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,850
Posted By pennstater

Beautiful early morning ride on the Gulf coast of...

Beautiful early morning ride on the Gulf coast of the Florida Panhandle. About 24 miles with almost no traffic and temp in the high 50s. Sorry, no pictures. But there are plenty of pics online if you...
11-29-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,190
Posted By pennstater

I commute through Manhattan on a road bike. You...

I commute through Manhattan on a road bike. You definitely need to pay more attention to roadway conditions. Not just potholes, but metal plates, uneven joints, large cracks, garbage slicks,...
08-26-11, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,593
Posted By pennstater

I have a Ti Lynskey and a carbon Look 585. I love...

I have a Ti Lynskey and a carbon Look 585. I love my Look, but the Lynskey is almost as good. I am 250 and do not find the the Ti at all flexy. If I had to have only one it would be the Ti Lynskey....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By pennstater

I just got one from wekeepyoucycling.com they had...

I just got one from wekeepyoucycling.com they had a special sale on some saddles with cosmetic blemishes.
08-04-11, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By pennstater

Got the plate number of a car repeatedly buzzing...

Got the plate number of a car repeatedly buzzing me in Fort Lee, NJ. Explained what was happening to the Fort Lee police. Their answer was I should find another route to work. The road I was on was a...
07-12-11, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,042
Posted By pennstater

Consider Titanium? I have a Lynskey Cooper CX....

Consider Titanium? I have a Lynskey Cooper CX. With a set of wheels for 23 tires and a second set for 28 tires it's like having two different bikes. +1 for the larger tires for smoother ride. Like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 04:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,377
Posted By pennstater

Take some long test rides on all the types...

Take some long test rides on all the types mentioned above. Not just around the block. Some shops will let you try their bikes for a day or two. If you can't perceive a difference in performance get...
07-10-11, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By pennstater

Check the alignment of the RD hanger.

Check the alignment of the RD hanger.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,229
Posted By pennstater

Start with some 'dry runs' on holiday or...

Start with some 'dry runs' on holiday or weekends. Have a bailout plan in case you fatigue or have a mechanical failure. Don't get too hung up on which bike. If you are a novice whatever you buy will...
07-03-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By pennstater

I have road bikes with 23s and 25s and a cross...

I have road bikes with 23s and 25s and a cross with 28s. I weigh 250. It is important to run lower air pressures with wider tires or you won't notice the smoother ride. At 215 I would be more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By pennstater

I have a 585 Optimum in XL. Top tube does not...

I have a 585 Optimum in XL. Top tube does not slope. Great all around bike. You probably can't go wrong either way.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-11, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,224
Posted By pennstater

Exactly how I felt when I first tried mine....

Exactly how I felt when I first tried mine. Bought one for each of my five bikes and bought my wife two of the Ladies TRK. First saddle she hasn't constantly complained about.
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