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09-10-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,920
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: 4,787
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: 660
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: 11,256
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: 614
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: 100
Views: 23,793
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: 560
Posted By pennstater

Try this: ...

Try this:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/21471958
04-11-12, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
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: 3,345
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: 3,251
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: 3,518
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: 825
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: 1,559
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: 1,842
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: 805
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: 805
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: 805
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: 2,489
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: 2,347
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: 20,081
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: 1,429
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: 1,013
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: 1,386
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: 743
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: 711
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...
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