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09-17-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By pennpaul

I'd try selling it locally first, and if I got no...

I'd try selling it locally first, and if I got no nibbles, take it country wide.
09-13-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By pennpaul

I don't have a Cycleops but on my KIKR, you mount...

I don't have a Cycleops but on my KIKR, you mount the bike onto the trainer (like you're installing a wheel) and then thread your thru axle on. You may need adapters and the Hammer probably included...
09-07-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By pennpaul

Thanks for the heads up. Compared to what I've...

Thanks for the heads up. Compared to what I've been seeing this is a good deal. I just put in the order.
09-06-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By pennpaul

I don't have anything except for my stock bike. ...

I don't have anything except for my stock bike. I already have a query into Universal Cycles who built my gravel wheelset with 32 spokes. Unless they have a good deal on a complete wheelset, I only...
09-06-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By pennpaul

I'm a bonafide spoke breaker and would just feel...

I'm a bonafide spoke breaker and would just feel better on a 32 than this 28. This frame can only go up to 25mm tires so I'll use this one for the road and use my gravel bike for gravel.




Big...
09-05-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By pennpaul

It's a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain with STI...

It's a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain with STI shifters. The rear hub is a 28-hole Ritchey Zero System Pro Road (but I want to go to 32). I've changed the rear derailleur to accept a large 36 tooth...
09-05-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By pennpaul

9 speed hubs still being sold new?

I want to bring my road bike back into service. I use it on my trainer now.

It has a 9-speed hub (Shimano compatible) but only 28 spokes. I want to get a 32 hole hub (not as fit and trim as when...
09-04-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,550
Posted By pennpaul

Almost 20 years ago a couple years after we got...

Almost 20 years ago a couple years after we got married, we visited Maui. I convinced my wife to ride down Haleakala at sunrise. The van ride up was cramped and the bikes they gave us were pretty...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-13-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 589,649
Posted By pennpaul

Yep, I only moved down here last October a week...

Yep, I only moved down here last October a week after I finished my C&O ride. Got back, washed down the bike, and boxed it up the next day for the move. I actually like the dusty bike look, though....
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-10-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 589,649
Posted By pennpaul

I was in Olde Towne Gaithersburg for over 10...

I was in Olde Towne Gaithersburg for over 10 years but really only rode to and from work near Shady Grove Hospital. I'm now in Adamstown/Buckeystown and looking forward to getting back from Central...
07-17-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By pennpaul

Is there supposed to be a video attached? I...

Is there supposed to be a video attached? I don't see a link
06-26-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By pennpaul

Give me a lever long enough and I'll move the...

Give me a lever long enough and I'll move the world - Archimedes

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06-26-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By pennpaul

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Got the cranks off. I cut down some all-thread I had around and...
06-22-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By pennpaul

Good ideas. Yes, I've got to look in my...

Good ideas.

Yes, I've got to look in my spare parts bin. Unfortunately my socket extender was too big to fit.
06-21-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By pennpaul

Aha, ok, thanks. I'll ask my friend if he has...

Aha, ok, thanks. I'll ask my friend if he has that extra disk for this.

I guess they don't make pennies like they used to. I stopped turning the screw when it was advancing way too easily and...
06-21-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By pennpaul

Removing Ritchey cranks from BB-6500 Octalink V1

There's a creaking/clicking coming from my bottom bracket/cranks. It's never been serviced in 15+ years so I thought I'd take it apart and see what's up.

The bike has a BB-6500 bottom bracket...
06-04-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By pennpaul

My bad. BB386 on the brain. I bought a MegaEVO...

My bad. BB386 on the brain. I bought a MegaEVO BB from eBay which should fit a BB386EVO crankset (https://www.fsaproshop.com/products/megaevo-threaded-bottom-bracket)
06-04-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By pennpaul

I switched my 9-speed derailleur to a long cage,...

I switched my 9-speed derailleur to a long cage, my cassette to 11-36, and put on a new 9-speed chain. That all works fine, but I still want to change the crankset to a mid-compact..

I'm not...
05-30-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By pennpaul

Yep, sadly no bike stand so this will have to do....

Yep, sadly no bike stand so this will have to do. Everything is easier to reach when the bike is upside down, but as someone else mentioned, gravity does play into it, too.
...
05-30-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By pennpaul

Well, I had nothing else going on this afternoon...

Well, I had nothing else going on this afternoon so I tried the Sora and I did need the new chain. Big-big just barely and small-small has enough tension. Now I've got to tweak the shifting. But...
05-30-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By pennpaul

Rear derailleur too stretched out?

I'm swapping in a bigger 9-speed rear cassette on my road bike going from 11-28 to 11-36. I have a 53/39 in the front. I currently have a short cage Ultegra RD and also bought a longer cage Sora RD...
05-24-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By pennpaul

Large/small cassette interoperability?

I'm setting up an old road bike to accept a larger cassette by using a longer rear derailleur and maybe a roadlink. The same bike is being used on my Wahoo KIKR but I have a smaller cassette setup...
05-16-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By pennpaul

Then I'd probably start by unpairing the bikes...

Then I'd probably start by unpairing the bikes from their converters and forget the M3i converters in your computers' bluetooth/Rouvy settings. Then start all over again. And possibly do the...
05-16-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By pennpaul

You and your wife are using separate computers,...

You and your wife are using separate computers, too?

Here are the Rouvy instructions:

https://support.rouvy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018342037-Family-Sharing
05-14-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By pennpaul

Thanks! I found the crop feature on the mobile...

Thanks! I found the crop feature on the mobile app. Super easy (although it didn't bump up my average speed as much as I expected)
05-14-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By pennpaul

Edit a Strava Ride

I think this is the right sub-forum to ask this in.

I went for a ride this morning which got recorded on my bike computer, automatically uploaded to Komoot and then automatically uploaded to...
05-12-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,776
Posted By pennpaul

And how! I got a Kickr Core a little over a...

And how!

I got a Kickr Core a little over a month ago. Climbing on it definitely feels a lot more realistic. It's not exactly the same as the road, but better than the dumb trainer. I use Rouvy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,133
Posted By pennpaul

Sidi Megas work for me.

Sidi Megas work for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By pennpaul

Specialized Armadillo tires

Anyone riding 700x28 Specialized Armadillo tires? How wide are the tires when installed and inflated? I want to go from 25 to 28 on my road bike with caliper brakes, but want to be sure they fit.
...
05-03-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By pennpaul

Thanks! Piecing this combination together on...

Thanks! Piecing this combination together on eBay was easier (and cheaper) than what I originally planned. I'll find out in 2 weeks, I guess.
05-03-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,482
Posted By pennpaul

Go to eBay and search for "Sunrace 9 speed...

Go to eBay and search for "Sunrace 9 speed cassette". Plenty of sellers. If you get the Core, it comes with a spacer that you slip onto the hub before sliding on the cassette to allow your lockring...
05-02-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By pennpaul

Converting to compact crankset; mixing 9 and 11 speed

I wanted to modify my 2003 Fuji road bike (53/39, 12-23) for my current style of riding--slow with more lower gears. I was going to swap in a spare gravel bike crankset and get a larger rear cog,...
04-03-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By pennpaul

Effect of bike weight?

TLDR: I ride Rouvy and can't seem to find a place in the app to adjust my bike's weight. My regular ride (gravel bike) weighs 6lbs more than my road bike. I favor the gravel bike because it's more...
03-14-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,620
Posted By pennpaul

I thought of one and then another and then...

I thought of one and then another and then another so too many to choose from.
03-03-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,418
Posted By pennpaul

I haven't done a lot of Zwift and have only done...

I haven't done a lot of Zwift and have only done 2 Rouvy rides, but I am favoring Rouvy. Maybe I'm antisocial (as I sit here wearing my Oscar the Grouch t-shirt) but it's more of my style of...
02-22-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,513
Posted By pennpaul

I tried a time trial on Rouvy for the first time...

I tried a time trial on Rouvy for the first time tonight. The interface isn't that intuitive but I also watched no How-tos. The route, though, was interesting and it felt more "real" than Zwift. I...
02-21-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,513
Posted By pennpaul

Cool. I was browsing the recorded routes and...

Cool. I was browsing the recorded routes and found a video taped one of a route I used to ride (and loved). Psyched to give this a try.
02-18-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,513
Posted By pennpaul

Thanks for the reminder. I remember this company...

Thanks for the reminder. I remember this company but hadn't done a deep dive. I'm going to check it out.

Edit: Just checked it out and it won't work for me and my dumb trainer with only speed and...
02-18-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,513
Posted By pennpaul

Ride a custom route on Zwift?

I've only been riding Zwift for a month. It's OK. What I think would make it great is to ride routes local to me. The probability that I will actually ride any routes from Zwift in real life (forget...
01-13-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,776
Posted By pennpaul

In my dumb trainer Zwift setup, the program IIRC...

In my dumb trainer Zwift setup, the program IIRC told me to set my trainer to level 3 (out of 5). Again, total newb question and sorry to hijack this post, but does this setting need to change...
01-12-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,776
Posted By pennpaul

I am an absolute Zwift newb using a Zwift...

I am an absolute Zwift newb using a Zwift compatible dumb trainer. I, too, am a slow climber so the fast cadence I maintain throughout the whole 30min session in a high gear even on the 15% section...
01-06-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,465
Posted By pennpaul

On shorter rides, I only use water bottles. On...

On shorter rides, I only use water bottles. On longer rides I strap on a Camelback, but more recently I've been stuffing the hydration pack into my frame bag and then snake the tube around the stem....
01-05-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,942
Posted By pennpaul

I might have had a breakthrough. My wife doused...

I might have had a breakthrough. My wife doused by stinkiest of stinky shirts (coincidentally, it's an Oscar the Grouch shirt) with an Oxiclean Stain Remover spray then washed it normally after the...
01-05-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,942
Posted By pennpaul

I try not to leave them sit for a while. They go...

I try not to leave them sit for a while. They go in the dryer within an hour, bike clothes are air dried, and the washer door/lid stays open to air out.
01-05-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,942
Posted By pennpaul

Many things I've read is that it could be the...

Many things I've read is that it could be the water. We have well water in our house back in the US which goes through a brine tank and then a UV light. That house also has a front loader but I...
01-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,942
Posted By pennpaul

Wash the stink out?

I wear a lot of graphic Tees and many are a blend of cotton and polyester. After we moved into a new to us house, these shirts have picked up a sour smell. My cotton shirt don't suffer from this,...
12-21-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By pennpaul

Curious. After Cumberland, what's your route to...

Curious. After Cumberland, what's your route to get to Philly?
12-20-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By pennpaul

I have two. I was supposed to do the GAP and C&O...

I have two. I was supposed to do the GAP and C&O in July with some friends but that didn't happen. What did happen was riding the GAP solo before July 4 and then riding the C&O solo in early...
12-20-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By pennpaul

OK, thanks. I think I've found a path forward. ...

OK, thanks. I think I've found a path forward.

Paul
12-20-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By pennpaul

Thanks both. This is what I've been finding. ...

Thanks both. This is what I've been finding. According to the bike specs, there is a BB-6500 bottom bracket and I'm finding few/no compact cranks available.

What bottom bracket could I swap to...
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