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12-07-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,883
Posted By Gary in NJ

Even on the hottest day of the summer, it's...

Even on the hottest day of the summer, it's probably going to be somewhere in the 70's or worst case low 80's at sunrise...which is the time I choose to ride in the summer. In the fall and spring I...
11-29-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,034
Posted By Gary in NJ

Where I live Iím either climbing grades in the...

Where I live Iím either climbing grades in the 10-16% range or descending at 35-40 mph. Only about 25-30% of a typical ride is on the flats. If you donít like climbing, you have to go elsewhere.
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11-24-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 22,303
Posted By Gary in NJ

Road 50/34 11/34 11-sp cassette I ride hilly...

Road 50/34 11/34 11-sp cassette

I ride hilly terrain. A typical ride includes several hills that are 3-5 miles long with 8 to 16% grades. I really like having the 34/34 lower gear when the grade...
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...
11-15-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,676
Posted By Gary in NJ

Were you riding (and intend to ride) gravel...

Were you riding (and intend to ride) gravel trails? Is so, why in the wide world of sports did you get a bike with a springer fork? Those cheap forks do nothing to aid in mountain biking, but they do...
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?...
11-08-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,553
Posted By Gary in NJ

Maelochs - your response was more well thought...

Maelochs - your response was more well thought out than the original post.
11-04-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,481
Posted By Gary in NJ

Relacing and truing a wheel is great fun and...

Relacing and truing a wheel is great fun and satisfying. Take the project on yourself and save a ton of money...and be proud of your work.
11-04-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By Gary in NJ

I've been using an iGPSport and I'm very happy...

I've been using an iGPSport and I'm very happy with it. It's well below your budget. It puts all of the data I need on to one page (speed, cadence, HR, distance, time, clock, temperature) that is...
11-04-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By Gary in NJ

Budget? Donít forget youíll have to purchase...

Budget? Donít forget youíll have to purchase sensors (cadence, heart rate) if you want that data as well. GPS will provide speed.

Is a moving map necessary, or just speed & distance?
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...
11-01-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By Gary in NJ

Your water softener doesn’t “add” salt to the...

Your water softener doesn’t “add” salt to the water. The salt is used to cause a reaction with the ionized pellets in the system that extracts the calcium from the deposits from the limestone in the...
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,273
Posted By Gary in NJ

I'll add yet another "it depends". If I'm out for...

I'll add yet another "it depends". If I'm out for a short 15-20 miles ride I never stop pedaling. If I'm on a 30+ mile ride pacing becomes more important and I will probably save the energy by not...
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, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,511
Posted By Gary in NJ

That my friend, is a hard hill - 2 miles of hell,...

That my friend, is a hard hill - 2 miles of hell, most well in excess of 12% and parts that are over 18%. That might be one of the top three hardest hills in Warren County.
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, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,511
Posted By Gary in NJ

D&L Trail?

D&L Trail?
10-20-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,236
Posted By Gary in NJ

+1 on a rigid frame. You wont miss the weight or...

+1 on a rigid frame. You wont miss the weight or the crappy components. Besides, you shouldn't be spending much time in the saddle when on the trails - your arms and legs are the suspension.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,118
Posted By Gary in NJ

155 mph on my road (motor)bike...but just 45 mph...

155 mph on my road (motor)bike...but just 45 mph bicycle. It's amazing how fast a bicycle feels above 40 mph compared to a motorcycle at twice the speed.
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...
10-20-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By Gary in NJ

I did such a conversion this summer. In addition...

I did such a conversion this summer. In addition to a rigid fork I also wanted to reduce weight of the bike (I used a Carbon fork and saved over 4 pounds), reduce wheel base and raise my bars. The...
10-20-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 14,668
Posted By Gary in NJ

I have an 18 pound bike and a 26 pound bike. I...

I have an 18 pound bike and a 26 pound bike. I can tell you without reservation that the 18 pound bike is a joy to ride. It's carbon frame and seat post smooth out the bumpiest of roads, and it's...
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?...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,000
Posted By Gary in NJ

Not normal. The only time I've ever experienced...

Not normal. The only time I've ever experienced true tunnel vision was while under a 6+g load for 10-15 seconds. As soon as the g's dropped my vision returned to normal. This happened over 30 years...
10-18-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,718
Posted By Gary in NJ

No kidding. On a recent climb with a 17% grade...

No kidding. On a recent climb with a 17% grade traveling at 6.3 MPH (34/34@80rpm) 12.8 watts were needed to overcome rolling resistance, 5.6 watts for drag, and 421.3 watts for gravity. Gravity made...
10-17-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Gary in NJ

Looks like you've been riding road tires on...

Looks like you've been riding road tires on gravel. If that's the case, what you need are the correct tires.
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, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,665
Posted By Gary in NJ

Can you post a photo of the wear/damage? How many...

Can you post a photo of the wear/damage? How many miles have you ridden these tires? Have you kept them within the recommended inflation range of 70-100 psi? I would not ride a tire with noticeable...
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...
10-14-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,568
Posted By Gary in NJ

LOL, never give up position...I don't care how...

LOL, never give up position...I don't care how old the other rider is. Great story
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...
10-13-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By Gary in NJ

Cooper, Fitness comes with time and effort....

Cooper,

Fitness comes with time and effort. You may be 115Kg today, but in short order you could be below 100Kg - that will make a big difference in speed (and effort). What type of riding are you...
10-12-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Gary in NJ

Iím well aware of my head circumference (22Ē) and...

Iím well aware of my head circumference (22Ē) and how it relates to helmet size. Iím also well aware that there is not consensus among manufacturers for size designation. Moreover, some manufacturers...
10-12-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Gary in NJ

I do believe that this is the solution. I saw...

I do believe that this is the solution. I saw this suggestion and spent some time biasing the straps to have more tension towards the rear. Thanks for the advice.
10-12-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Gary in NJ

It has such a dial. Read my post to see how Iíve...

It has such a dial. Read my post to see how Iíve tried to adjust it to my head.
10-12-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Gary in NJ

yes

yes
10-12-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Gary in NJ

Yes. I have them set so I can get one, maybe two...

Yes. I have them set so I can get one, maybe two fingers between my chin and the strap. It's tight, but comfortable. I've also taken the time to ensure that the straps are equal in length.
10-12-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Gary in NJ

Helmet Fitment

When I started cycling this summer, the first thing I did after my first "do I want to cycle" ride was to head to the LBS to get a helmet. The disinterested sales person told me there were three...
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