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01-01-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,972
Posted By pattrick

possibly Kona Unit?

https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/1208274-drop-bar-kona-unit-ss.html . $599.00 frame ,fork and through axels. Link is there to give you an example. I believe it will except 2.8 x29"
12-21-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,805
Posted By pattrick

The bike will serve you fine.

Currently have the same bike I still run often. I still find it to be a great ride. Keep mine with full fenders and lights and use it often at nights ,spotty weather and during the winter months . I...
12-16-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,261
Posted By pattrick

Man, did not expect that response

If you feel you need to chase that is fine. If you need to pass me that is also not a problem. But I still have a bit of a competitive nature and if I feel inclined I will give you something to try...
12-15-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,261
Posted By pattrick

aplcr0331seems right.

Pushing sixty in a couple of weeks. I am a has been and can deal with that at times. At times the arrogance of those passing me inspires me to chase them down then pass them just to to say pfffft. We...
12-07-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,799
Posted By pattrick

Every thang if only in my dreams.

I just enjoy getting out. I consider it my personal time. Sometimes I go far ,sometimes I go fast, sometimes I climb quite a bit [western Pa and the Allegheny Mt range thing]. The most important...
11-24-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By pattrick

Try here

They have what you want or will make them. Materials can vary to suit your needs .Tights and Pants | Foxwear (http://foxwear.net/fabrics-and-colors-2/clothing/tights-pants/)
11-24-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,729
Posted By pattrick

vote for photochromatics

Tend to agree with aggiegrad . Have a set of Oakleys photochromatic lenses that tend to be so versatile I wear them often in all but the high and bright sunny days of summer. Just recently was...
10-14-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By pattrick

I have a new pair of cleats I had bought in 2020...

I have a new pair of cleats I had bought in 2020 I believe, they are still in the plastic. If you live in the U.S. I will gladly send them to you. You can e-mail me your address to pgw220@hotmail.com.
09-22-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,410
Posted By pattrick

It's all good.

I find the bike gives me a decent cardio workout. Living in western PA I find myself constantly climbing. Extremely long grades to one mile hills at eight, to twelve percent plus grades. If you want...
09-01-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,309
Posted By pattrick

Silly place to ask that question.

There are nothing but enablers here. Turning 60 soon and just picked up a new Domane, and seriously thinking of a Lynskey 300. I am not going to get any younger so my thoughts are to enjoy the time I...
08-18-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,481
Posted By pattrick

Yep, all the time.

Been hit numerous times by bugs and god knows what else while riding. Have several pairs of Oakleys. Photochromatic lenses for modest sun and dusky days and darker lenses for the brighter days. It...
08-10-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,836
Posted By pattrick

you got this.

While I no longer hit the weight limits for this forum I often visit back here, been there done that. Congratulations on your efforts ,you should be proud, lord knows it's not easy. Keep up the...
07-11-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,782
Posted By pattrick

watch the seat post.

I recently purchased an SL5. At 5'9" the seat post on the 54cm was a tad short . The 56 felt a little bit long for reach at first but now seems perfect. Surprisingly the seat post is nearly maxed...
07-06-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,812
Posted By pattrick

Kind of like the bike....

I recently purchased the SL5 and have been quite pleased. The iso- suspension does smooth the chip seal and the cracked roads very well. The big hits are still big hits. I run mine primarily on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By pattrick

Reading online vendors reviews can help.

Try going to vendors like Bike Tires Direct and read the reviews of the saddles you are interested in. Most will give you a clue of the padding or lack of ,and some of the nuances that may not seem...
06-17-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By pattrick

If ya like it.....

Life tends to change from time to time kids, health, older parents needing time and or care. You never mentioned why and it probably is irrelevant. Try to chill a little. Get your time in when you...
06-14-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,835
Posted By pattrick

Have a 2000?

I have a 2000 aluminum Jake the Snake I run as a night bike/ foul weather bike. The bike seems to be fine? I have put this thing through hell and back and it has never faltered. It has never shown...
06-08-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By pattrick

New bike, new problems

Recently picked up a new Domane. I have used every other frame material out there but have always stayed away from carbon fiber as too delicate for my needs. Now I find myself trying to learn how to...
06-07-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,302
Posted By pattrick

Just had to do it.

Took awhile but I finally managed to take one for a test ride. The 54 was nice but the seat post was a tad short. I could have tried a longer post but opted for the 56 instead. Being 5'9" I was...
05-30-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By pattrick

Thank you all !

I was never that big but 220 lbs at 5"9' brought me here. Here I found inspiration and sympathy on my struggles. Currently I am at 185 without dieting and doing well . Just wanted to say thank you...
05-18-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By pattrick

carbon vs the steel

The fork on the 2000 appears to be rather beefy, but as I said I have abused it jumping curbs going places no cross bike had any right being and just pushing the envelope at times because....well I...
05-17-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By pattrick

Kind of like the bike....

I also have a 2000 Jake I have put that thing through hell and back and it just laughs it off, mine is still has the original beefy steel fork. Mine now supports fenders and lights for bad weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By pattrick

work for me?

I often use a pair of Oakley transition glasses, I find them very useful. After reading an article on a British site about their favorite kit items and these glasses being mentioned I decided to take...
04-19-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,302
Posted By pattrick

Memories

I have actually spent more time and money there than I am willing to admit. That was when Larry owned the shop. Such a gentleman to work with. Anything I could want he was able to obtain at decent...
04-10-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,302
Posted By pattrick

That post was trouble!

That post pretty much pushed me over the edge. You certainly seem to be making the most of the new ride. Such a beautiful bike ! I had contacted Trek after reading your post and they said there...
04-07-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,302
Posted By pattrick

Not looking for a heavy duty gravel bike. The...

Not looking for a heavy duty gravel bike. The trails I would use are probably smoother and in better condition than many roads. I have ridden them many times with 32's and have seen others with much...
03-31-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,302
Posted By pattrick

I am looking at the 105 version with a double...

I am looking at the 105 version with a double chain ring. Hoping to run a 46 x 36 up front or possibly 46 x 34, with an 11-32 casette. It should give me enough to run the hills of western P.a..
03-30-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,302
Posted By pattrick

Trek 2020 Domane as an all purpose ride?

I am looking for a comfortable ride for the back roads and an occasional rail trail,which are fairly decent, well packed clay, and or crushed limestone. Reading reviews it seems to be a decent ride...
03-16-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,729
Posted By pattrick

Check out the 2020 Domane post just below.

The post contains some nice pics and build details and as it will also take up to 38's it should make a formidable gravel machine. Sorta has me thinking along the same lines. The gentleman plans on...
03-01-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,179
Posted By pattrick

gatorskins

I have been running Gatorskins for the last three years and have nothing bad to say about them. I ride them through glass and god knows what on the berms and they allow me to just ride, I can not say...
02-12-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,520
Posted By pattrick

Thank you for the post.

I have been looking for a new do it all type cruiser. This bike has popped up on my radar but I have been waiting for some reviews. For once I am flush with cash yet my indecisiveness keeps me from...
11-27-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,147
Posted By pattrick

All-City Zig-Zag ?

Just trying to see if there are any real world personal reviews of the Zig-Zag frame? I have seen one in person of the purple fade and thought it seemed more of a lilac? Not quite what I had hoped...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,630
Posted By pattrick

That is part of the problem, the devil is in the...

That is part of the problem, the devil is in the details. Not knowing more of the steels qualities or attributes as opposed to more common "known" types leaves me comparing apples to an unknown...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,630
Posted By pattrick

Kind of like the bike....

Looking for a bike that can take 32mm tires and cruise on the back roads. I just saw this bike and the spec and paint job for the 105 look promising. I wish the fork was a flat mount brake to match...
07-02-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,197
Posted By pattrick

Thank you for your responses.

Just wanted to thank you for your help. I appreciate the time , effort and detail you put into your responses. Thanks again.
06-24-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,197
Posted By pattrick

A little more info

My planned use for this bike is purely recreational. I bike primarily for exercise and enjoyment. My hope is for the fixed gear / single speed to give me an option for a quick workout when time is...
06-23-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,197
Posted By pattrick

No knowledge, no problem? Kilo WT as first fixed bike

Looking for a single speed / fixed gear bike. Never having ridden one before or pretty much having no idea if I will actually enjoy this type of riding I was wondering if the Kilo WT would give me a...
10-21-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 51,600
Posted By pattrick

Bulls*#!T

If you truly feel your at your last step, than just go for it! Change is hard not only for yourself but for those around you that have not the ability yet to set off on a healthier path. Change can...
09-24-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,311
Posted By pattrick

instep.....? problem with the top boa closure?

I have a modestly high instep [top of foot between toes and ankle], as well as using insoles with higher arch support, and yes also wide unfortunately. I have a Performance bike shop not to far away...
08-30-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,545
Posted By pattrick

Second the shoe -goo recommendation if your...

Second the shoe -goo recommendation if your concerned, it offers a certain piece of mind. I have gashed a few tires and this has saved them or at least let me be comfortable using them for another...
07-16-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,726
Posted By pattrick

Patience is a virtue ?

Ebay does seem the way to go if you can wait, and I can....the savings does seem to be substantial. I may just wait awhile to see what turns up. Thanks for all the replies and information.
07-14-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,726
Posted By pattrick

Thanks for the heads up

Does not seem to be to much interest in titanium on this forum. Oh well just have to jump or keep procrastinating. Just frustrating not having the ability to look at or ride before purchasing. Just...
07-11-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,726
Posted By pattrick

Anybody ride a Lynskey Urbano? Cooper?

Posted this in the general forum but not much action there. Hoping for more response here.I do not have the ability to look at or ride an Urbano / Cooper so I am looking for opinions and experience...
07-10-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By pattrick

Anybody ride a Lynskey Urbano? Opinions?

One of the bikes I have been seriously considering. I am just having a hard time without being able to actually see or ride one. Just curious if there are many out there, and the thoughts of those...
05-19-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,578
Posted By pattrick

Thanks gettingold.

Seriously considered the R260 disc as well as the Urbano. I primarily run on the local back roads which are mediocre at best. I currently find that 32mm tires are the ideal for myself, comforting for...
05-19-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,495
Posted By pattrick

Unfortunately so

It has been calling for pop up showers for nearly every day this month! Luckily most of the heavy rains have missed us directly but have been causing landslides all around the area. This morning we...
05-15-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,578
Posted By pattrick

Thanks for the reply.

Just so hard for me to purchase sight unseen with no local or distant shop to back you. Had a shop outside of Pittsburgh that carried high end bikes where I was at least able to view and fondle,...
05-13-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,578
Posted By pattrick

Anybody ride a Lynskey Urbano?

Just considering a Urbano for an all purpose bike. I tend to be VERY indecisive but have the money set aside and am teetering on ordering a new bike. Looking for something that will take at least...
05-13-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,110
Posted By pattrick

They work.

I have one that I use when I can not get out for periods of time. Living in the northeast this can be common unfortunately in the winter months,with poor road conditions due to lack of maintenance...
01-13-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,582
Posted By pattrick

Where?

Speed tends to be questionable given terrain. Living in S.W. Pa. routes seem to dictate speed. Numerous one to two mile hills at eight to thirteen percent tend to drop my speed. I can easily increase...
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