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Forum: Northeast
12-24-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By ericmerg1

personally if i was to go to woodstock from...

personally if i was to go to woodstock from kingston i'd shoot out hurley ave to hurley, then take wynkoop to hurley mtn road and then shoot up dug hill road to the reservoir then shoot to woodstock...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,989
Posted By ericmerg1

I have a 4 way intersection that uses cameras to...

I have a 4 way intersection that uses cameras to change lights so if nobody is around at 12am all 4 lights are red, have to go through that redlight every single night, and I'm always worried about...
11-15-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 26,081
Posted By ericmerg1

i've been looking at these, do the cheaper ones...

i've been looking at these, do the cheaper ones on amazon (no name brands) keep you as warm as name brand? it's getting pretty cold up north in the mountains of NYS and my normal gloves just arn't...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,558,847
Posted By ericmerg1

one of these two and a backpack gets to to and...

one of these two and a backpack gets to to and from work everyday

(the fuji now has a trimmed steerer and a different saddle)
Forum: Commuting
07-15-17, 11:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,997
Posted By ericmerg1

I'll give a lighter setting a shot for a few days...

I'll give a lighter setting a shot for a few days and see how I get along, I know when I pass "speed limit" signs those are overwhelmingly blinding from my light.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-17, 11:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,997
Posted By ericmerg1

I think my headlight is fine, but I think i'd...

I think my headlight is fine, but I think i'd benefit from something on helmet that's more spotlight type beam for scanning the wood lines in front of me
Forum: Commuting
07-15-17, 11:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,997
Posted By ericmerg1

as a long time hunter, the idea of things in the...

as a long time hunter, the idea of things in the woods don't bother me at all, totally fine walking across fields and into the woods with a pen light no problem, it's the not seeing them before they...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-17, 11:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,997
Posted By ericmerg1

yes my light will easily overpower streetlights....

yes my light will easily overpower streetlights. mostly I want to be able to see more because of the likelihood (I see between 6-12 deer a ride and 4-5 bears a week) of wildlife in the road, my...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-17, 10:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,997
Posted By ericmerg1

Am I a special case or are most lights underpowered?

I commute home from work about 10pm every day on unlit backroads 10.8 miles each way, I run a 50 lumen taillight, and a cheap blinker , in addition to this I use a lezyne 1100xl headlight on the...
05-01-17, 10:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,314
Posted By ericmerg1

was Just going to reccomend, best mini pump i've...

was Just going to reccomend, best mini pump i've ever used
05-01-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,017
Posted By ericmerg1

Had this happen to me while across the river,...

Had this happen to me while across the river, managed to find a hardware store I could borrow an 8mm allen key from was about 50 miles from home at the time.
now I make sure to have an 8mm allen key...
04-17-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By ericmerg1

so i could use a sram mountain bike derailleur...

so i could use a sram mountain bike derailleur you listed and it would be fine? If so, I totally misunderstood your comment lol.
04-17-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By ericmerg1

It doesnt HAVE to be, but i already have the...

It doesnt HAVE to be, but i already have the groupset was hoping i could just grab a new cassette and derailleur instead of shifter,cassette,derailleur
04-17-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By ericmerg1

so there's no decent way to have a 2x system...

so there's no decent way to have a 2x system under sram that would handle the range i'm looking for
04-17-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By ericmerg1

sram groupset compatability

is there any huge reason I couldn't use a long cage sram force 1 rear derailleur with a 34x46 crankset? Has anyone tried to do such a thing? or use any mountain bike derailleur with sram force...
03-31-17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 997
Posted By ericmerg1

diamondback atroz comp vs option

I don't REALLY want to spend the extra $$ on the option but these seem to be the best spec'd bikes for the price range is there any reason I should splurge or any reason I shouldnt do either bike?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-17, 12:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 62,829
Posted By ericmerg1

which 50mm? the ican's do you have a pic of bike...

which 50mm? the ican's do you have a pic of bike with them?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-17, 01:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,960
Posted By ericmerg1

not at all, the WW obsession is personal...

not at all, the WW obsession is personal enjoyment in the world of constant tinkering, same reason I have heart rate monitor and a cadence meter. Don't use them to train any harder or smarter but...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,960
Posted By ericmerg1

removing the brakes and saddle would actually...

removing the brakes and saddle would actually only knock off ~300 brakes are only 200g with pads and holders per pair and saddle is 92g lol besides going boutique carbon stuff like THM or AX...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-17, 10:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,960
Posted By ericmerg1

got 4000 miles on them so far, don't think...

got 4000 miles on them so far, don't think they're going anywhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,960
Posted By ericmerg1

things changed since the pictures taken ...

things changed since the pictures taken

lighter seatpost

powercordz cables with alum housing

cloth bar tape

lighter tubes (66g ea)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-17, 02:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,960
Posted By ericmerg1

wheelset or power meter gift

In a few months I'll be moving into my first apartment with my best friend and cycling mentor, as a gift to myself I'm arguing with myself over a new lightweight wheelset (bringing the bike down to...
02-20-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,252
Posted By ericmerg1

the m622 crankset with not fit a square taper BB...

the m622 crankset with not fit a square taper BB you'll need hollowtech 2 (if i remember correctly) for that crankset
02-16-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,003
Posted By ericmerg1

Lightweight handlebars-180g carbon saddle=...

Lightweight handlebars-180g
carbon saddle= 80-120g
carbon crankset + bottom bracket=700g
pedals=190g
seatpost can be kcnc at 180g

check your components and see what yours comes out to be....
Forum: Introductions
02-03-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By ericmerg1

again hello from downstate!, some good riding in...

again hello from downstate!, some good riding in that area for sure!
01-23-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,891
Posted By ericmerg1

yes, it would work no issues given that the...

yes, it would work no issues given that the gearing is the same (use a triple chainring derailleur with a triple chainring crankset or double and double)
01-23-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By ericmerg1

2008 cervelo r3 max tire width

Does anybody know what the max tire width I can fit on the 2008 r3 is? I'm thinking of going to 28mm for a bit more comfort and grip but don't know if I have the clearance.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,640
Posted By ericmerg1

also looking at these. as a climbing day bike...

also looking at these. as a climbing day bike (14,000ft centuries and such)
01-02-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By ericmerg1

Heart rate training plans

If I do some sort of cardio every day what should my split look like?

Like Sunday would be active rest at zone 1 then Monday at 2 then Tuesday at 4 then weds 3 then Thur and fri would be 1 or 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,349
Posted By ericmerg1

looks like ultegra 6500, 1997-2000ish? those...

looks like ultegra 6500, 1997-2000ish?

those tires are dry rotted and shot
12-06-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By ericmerg1

sorry, it's a specialized allez a1 2002,...

sorry, it's a specialized allez a1 2002, shouldn't be a huge bar to saddle drop but some 1-2" lower than saddle.
11-30-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By ericmerg1

saddle ideas for clydes women

Looking to set up a road bike for my girlfriend, she's about 230 and not very flexible. Her bike will be set up in a fairly upright position but that's subject to change with experience. She HATES my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 15,430
Posted By ericmerg1

chamois, never got used to them and remove them...

chamois, never got used to them and remove them on all my bibs
Forum: Introductions
11-24-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By ericmerg1

welcome to BF from kingston!

welcome to BF from kingston!
11-09-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By ericmerg1

triple crankset

is there any spacing difference in road and mtb triples? can I use a mtb triple with a triple STI lever?
11-09-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,851
Posted By ericmerg1

chain tool, cassette tool, cable cutters, spoke...

chain tool, cassette tool, cable cutters, spoke tension meter
10-28-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,482
Posted By ericmerg1

update: the pedal is off ( and fully destroyed)...

update: the pedal is off ( and fully destroyed) the solution was get a bigger pipe wrench and let it sit in a bowl of chain lube ( I didn't have pb-blast and walmart was out) no idea why it got that...
10-28-16, 12:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,482
Posted By ericmerg1

edit: was making headway for a bit but now my...

edit:
was making headway for a bit but now my pipewrench isnt digging in, will grind some flat spots and try again. my previous flat spots rounded out over time
10-27-16, 11:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,482
Posted By ericmerg1

oh no not at all, It really is just a stupid...

oh no not at all, It really is just a stupid mistake on my part lol
10-27-16, 10:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,482
Posted By ericmerg1

most likely yes. I'm an idiot that forgot to...

most likely yes. I'm an idiot that forgot to grease them (as seen by the one pedal that came off no issues)
10-27-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,482
Posted By ericmerg1

it might just be my vice, but it just ends up...

it might just be my vice, but it just ends up rotating in the vice before it moves in the crank
10-26-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,482
Posted By ericmerg1

going to try this now, after this i think i'll...

going to try this now, after this i think i'll consider the crank a lost cause.
10-26-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,482
Posted By ericmerg1

pedal stuck in crank with hex bolt rounded

So i was trying to remove one pedal and it was stuck and I rounded the hex key hole ( I also rounded out 3 hex keys)
i'm totally ok with destroying the pedal and already tried a pipe wrench on the...
10-23-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,178
Posted By ericmerg1

not sure, never tried a FS but I have had times...

not sure, never tried a FS but I have had times where I couldn't help but think it would make my life easier
10-23-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,178
Posted By ericmerg1

help me decide on next seasons trail bike

I'm comparing bikes currently online ( I have/can build bikes from frame up so I won't be using the bike shop) and I'm comparing a few bikes against each other to decide which bike I should REALLY...
08-01-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By ericmerg1

I think i'll end up getting Save up to 60% off...

I think i'll end up getting Save up to 60% off new Hybrid Bicycles | Adventure Hybrid 29er Bikes Elite Adventure Sport Trail (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/elite_trail.htm) this bike...
07-31-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By ericmerg1

Walmart beaters for winter

I was going to buy a 500$ bikes direct bike but was thinking since I wont use the bike ever besides winter commuting could I get by with a cheap disc bike from walmart and just spend some of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-16, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By ericmerg1

If it fits you i'd buy it, it's a few years old...

If it fits you i'd buy it, it's a few years old so I'd offer 450 and be willing to pay full price if he declines.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,160
Posted By ericmerg1

i just had one fail yesterday also on the first...

i just had one fail yesterday also on the first mile, email kmc it may be a bad batch
06-30-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,567
Posted By ericmerg1

about 2 minutes 15 seconds if i'm actually...

about 2 minutes 15 seconds if i'm actually trying for it and don't have any wind so about 26mph for a mile but i'm no good for anything directly after that mile

Might give your tire width, 23's...
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