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11-20-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,897
Posted By Gary in NJ

If you ride flat terrain and are a reasonable...

If you ride flat terrain and are a reasonable weight, the 140mm rotors are probably fine, especially if you are a weight weenie. However if you ride hilly terrain where you have to control your speed...
11-13-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,740
Posted By Gary in NJ

You have asthma. That's what the wheezing is. Go...

You have asthma. That's what the wheezing is. Go see a doctor.

I "had" asthma that was brought on by seasonal allergies. After taking allergy shots both the allergies and asthma are gone.
11-11-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,501
Posted By Gary in NJ

I put over 400 miles on a bike that I really...

I put over 400 miles on a bike that I really didn't like, so I could learn what I did like. I took a Trek Marlin and converted it to something very similar to an FX. Try as I might, I never was able...
11-09-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,497
Posted By Gary in NJ

I was going to ask the same exact question. I'll...

I was going to ask the same exact question. I'll also add...

How would you describe your general fitness? Have you participated in aerobic activity recently? Are you 20, 30...60 pounds overweight?...
11-03-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,080
Posted By Gary in NJ

I'm turning 58 this month. I've been using a HRM...

I'm turning 58 this month. I've been using a HRM for the last 20+ years. I can comfortably sustain a HR in the 170's. In the 180's I'm working hard. My cut-off is 193-194. Has been like this for 20+...
11-01-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,416
Posted By Gary in NJ

Here's an idea, bring her current bike (along...

Here's an idea, bring her current bike (along with the SUV transport tool) to a few LBS, and compare the current bike to others that the LBS have in stock.
11-01-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,553
Posted By Gary in NJ

If you are having trouble with the shifting, then...

If you are having trouble with the shifting, then perhaps take it to the local bike shop for an adjustment of the front and rear derailleurs. It's never going to be more than it is, but with a little...
10-30-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,745
Posted By Gary in NJ

I only suggested it because I made the same...

I only suggested it because I made the same change on my Marlin 5 this summer when I repurposed it from a crap mountain bike into a crap road bike. The tire change alone made a 2mph difference and...
10-30-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,745
Posted By Gary in NJ

If he's riding the bike on the road, then get...

If he's riding the bike on the road, then get road tires. The Continental GP Four Seasons are a good all-year tire - about $35 each. 700x32c will fit the "29er" rims. Keep in mind, if you go from a...
10-26-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,687
Posted By Gary in NJ

I hope I'm not too late to chime in. I was a...

I hope I'm not too late to chime in.

I was a stander. I have a post on here somewhere asking for advice on if standing is correct. With a 50/50 response rate (pro/con) I didn't seem to learn...
10-26-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,099
Posted By Gary in NJ

Heel on pedals, Inseam x 0.883, 109% of inseam,...

Heel on pedals, Inseam x 0.883, 109% of inseam, inseam (in CM) less 10cm, 25 degree at the knee...all produce results that are within 15mm of each other for me. All of these methods are good for...
10-23-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By Gary in NJ

Given the length of the axle and it’s inherent...

Given the length of the axle and it’s inherent alignment, it’s almost impossible to cross-thread the axle. There are people who transport their bike for every ride.

be sure to keep it greased for...
10-22-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,258
Posted By Gary in NJ

Caloso, more good info. I have two laptops; one...

Caloso, more good info. I have two laptops; one is fast and capable but it is company issued and fairly locked down (I can't add any software to it) and the other is a 10-12 year old boat anchor....
10-22-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,258
Posted By Gary in NJ

Thomas, thanks for the input. Unfortunately my...

Thomas, thanks for the input. Unfortunately my magnetic trainer is not too smart - it's not completely dumb because I can vary the resistance - but it does not have a power meter. I've been thinking...
10-21-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,217
Posted By Gary in NJ

Yes on the mirror. I ride on rural county and...

Yes on the mirror. I ride on rural county and back roads, and he's my habit of/for safety.

As a car approaches towards me (on the other side of the road), I always check my mirror. This way I can...
10-21-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,511
Posted By Gary in NJ

Agreed.

Agreed.
10-20-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,258
Posted By Gary in NJ

Thomas, Tell me how you integrated Zwift into...

Thomas, Tell me how you integrated Zwift into your training? I'll be on a trainer this winter for the first time. I have cadence, speed and HRM for my bike computer so I'm sure I can get that data to...
10-19-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,511
Posted By Gary in NJ

Maybe...maybe not. Are you comfortable on...

Maybe...maybe not.

Are you comfortable on your current bike? Is the seat height adjusted so you can get the best power to the wheel? Do you have the correct tires for the trail you like to ride?...
10-17-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,718
Posted By Gary in NJ

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/ ...

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/

Look up your current tires, and then compare them to other tires you may be considering. But know that rolling resistance is a small percentage of the...
10-17-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,484
Posted By Gary in NJ

Suspension on a sub $1,000 (and most sub $2,000)...

Suspension on a sub $1,000 (and most sub $2,000) bike will be garbage. Learn to use your shoulders/arms and hips/knees as suspension. If you are riding rigid no suspension in the world is going to...
10-16-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Gary in NJ

I gave this some thought and came up with a lot...

I gave this some thought and came up with a lot of ideas. I checked each idea with a google search to see if a product currently existed...and in all cases but one I found products.

Here is a...
10-13-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By Gary in NJ

Because if you are cycling for exercise, than the...

Because if you are cycling for exercise, than the higher the speed the more aerobic the exercise will be. On a typical ride my heart rate will average in the mid-160's (peaking near 190 depending on...
10-12-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Gary in NJ

yes

yes
10-12-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By Gary in NJ

When I got the cycling bug this summer the only...

When I got the cycling bug this summer the only bike available to me was my son's 5 year old Marlin 5, very similar to the 6 (in 2015 it has a 12-34 cassette). After a few rides I too thought I was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By Gary in NJ

If the seat post was showing signs of corrosion,...

If the seat post was showing signs of corrosion, I would suspect that the wheel bearings, chain and BB should also be inspected and addressed as well.
10-04-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,853
Posted By Gary in NJ

My first new bike was a 1975 Fuji Special Tourer....

My first new bike was a 1975 Fuji Special Tourer. Great bike...if I can find one local...I'm buying it.
09-27-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,108
Posted By Gary in NJ

I was a runner for 30 years. Three years ago my...

I was a runner for 30 years. Three years ago my left hip got an over use injury (aka arthritis) and last November the hip was replaced. I've been spinning as a cross-training exercise since the...
09-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,597
Posted By Gary in NJ

LBS for the Win

My neighbors own a great bike ship in the heart of Clinton NJ. I stopped in there a few months ago and told them I was looking for a new bike. We discussed the different bikes they carry and agreed...
09-24-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By Gary in NJ

Warren & Hunterdon Counties. Itís nothing but...

Warren & Hunterdon Counties. Itís nothing but hills here.
09-23-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By Gary in NJ

Rate my standing technique

I'm 57 and recently discovered "cycling as exercise" after a hip replacement. I was a runner and in very good physical condition prior to the replacement, and cycling is filling that space quite...
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