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06-26-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,081
Posted By gepilling

Is there any difference in rolling resistance...

Is there any difference in rolling resistance between All Conditions and Armadillo All Conditions? Or is the only difference the weight?



Is that because Armadillos are meant to be inflated to...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By gepilling

I've been looking for rollers myself but they're...

I've been looking for rollers myself but they're all so expensive. For $30 you should definitely get them, because most of them I've seen are 5 to 10 times that price.
06-20-10, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
Posted By gepilling

You'd also have to change the brake controls and...

You'd also have to change the brake controls and shifters, no?
06-18-10, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By gepilling

Have you ridden any of the bikes you mentioned? ...

Have you ridden any of the bikes you mentioned? You should definitely shop around and test ride several bikes from different manufacturers before settling on one. The main thing I think you'll want...
06-15-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,116
Posted By gepilling

Actually, telling me it is a POS is exactly the...

Actually, telling me it is a POS is exactly the kind of info I was looking for. No, posting links to the catalog did not tell me what I wanted to know, as I explained.
06-15-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,116
Posted By gepilling

I'm sorry if my second post in this thread came...

I'm sorry if my second post in this thread came off as being whiny. That certainly was not my intent. I was a bit presumptuous in saying that he didn't read my initial post, and for that I...
06-15-10, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,116
Posted By gepilling

Did you even read my post? I'm not asking what...

Did you even read my post? I'm not asking what model it is. I already looked through the catalogs and figured out the model. It's a P6 from 1983 or 84. I want to know how good that model is/was...
06-15-10, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,514
Posted By gepilling

Ok, glad you got the problem figured out!

Ok, glad you got the problem figured out!
06-15-10, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,116
Posted By gepilling

How good is this early 80s Peugeot?

A few years ago my father randomly bought me an old Peugeot road bike at a garage sale thinking that I would like it someday. I am now at the point where I am considering getting some new tires for...
06-14-10, 11:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,514
Posted By gepilling

Are you unscrewing the little top part of the...

Are you unscrewing the little top part of the Presta valve? If you don't do that then no air will be able to go into the tire. Using an adapter, the full process is: unscrew the valve, screw on the...
06-14-10, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,514
Posted By gepilling

If it's a Presta valve (French, as you called...

If it's a Presta valve (French, as you called it), then you need to make sure the fitting on your pump can do Prestas. Most pumps can only do one or the other... Presta valves or Schrader valves. ...
06-13-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By gepilling

How about a flat bar road bike like the...

How about a flat bar road bike like the Specialized Sirrus, and just switch the rims to tougher cyclocross rims to stand up better to the offroad parts.
04-11-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,612
Posted By gepilling

Yes, that's what I figured out... tightening the...

Yes, that's what I figured out... tightening the ring while the nozzle is on the valve to grip it better, rather than trying to put the already tightened nozzle onto the valve.
04-11-10, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By gepilling

Aha, I knew the Sirrus was lighter! :D From...

Aha, I knew the Sirrus was lighter! :D

From what it sounds like, you have reconfirmed your decision to go with the Sirrus. I didn't want to impart my own opinion before you made your mind up, but...
04-11-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,612
Posted By gepilling

Yeah, you can't flip the rubber washer inside...

Yeah, you can't flip the rubber washer inside because the way it's designed doesn't allow for the plastic ring to be screwed over it when it's on the other way. I tried that also originally.
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04-10-10, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,612
Posted By gepilling

That is what I did at first because I didn't...

That is what I did at first because I didn't think you had to do anything to switch... just go from one style valve to the other without doing anything. But that doesn't work. When I lock the...
04-10-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,612
Posted By gepilling

Question - switching between valve styles on my air pump

I got a new air pump (a Specialized Air Tool floor pump, if the model matters) on Ebay. One of the main reasons I got it was because the nozzle is supposed to be able to fit on both Schrader and...
04-10-10, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By gepilling

I'm kind of surprised the Trek was lighter. I...

I'm kind of surprised the Trek was lighter. I bought my Sirrus last year specifically because it was the lightest weight bike in my price range... although it's a Sirrus Sport (which is a lower...
Forum: Northeast
04-07-10, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By gepilling

In the first section of your trip, you might...

In the first section of your trip, you might consider taking the bike path in Saddle River County Park since your route is so close to it on Paramus Rd/Passaic St anyway. A friend of mine who lives...
Forum: Northeast
04-06-10, 01:19 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 29,453
Posted By gepilling

I'm in NJ... Ocean County here.

I'm in NJ... Ocean County here.
Forum: Northeast
04-05-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By gepilling

I can't help you with Route 27, but if you're...

I can't help you with Route 27, but if you're going from Newark/North Jersey to Princeton then I would recommend using the D&R Canal Path starting from its Northern-most reaching section in Bound...
Forum: Northeast
04-03-10, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By gepilling

If you don't want to go through Newark, you might...

If you don't want to go through Newark, you might also consider going East of it rather than West, to save yourself a longer distance. I haven't done this ride before, but what I would do just by...
09-14-09, 10:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,661
Posted By gepilling

So, if I understand this right, you're saying...

So, if I understand this right, you're saying that people shouldn't tell others how much to spend on a bike or what kind of bike to get? That makes sense to me... If someone wants to spend a lot...
09-01-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By gepilling

I have a 2009 Sirrus Sport too, and I have not...

I have a 2009 Sirrus Sport too, and I have not noticed the aluminum fork giving a harsh ride either. Maybe it's just because I am young and not as sensitive to rough rides, but it seems plenty...
09-01-09, 11:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,823
Posted By gepilling

Hmm... I never even thought about wearing gloves....

Hmm... I never even thought about wearing gloves. I will have to look into getting a pair.
09-01-09, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3,938
Views: 452,446
Posted By gepilling

Just 8.4 miles in 37 minutes today. 13.6 mph...

Just 8.4 miles in 37 minutes today. 13.6 mph average, which I think is decent considering I had to cross 2 busy roads and had to wait a little while both times so that hurt my average.
08-31-09, 01:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,041
Posted By gepilling

If you want a kickstand but there isn't room for...

If you want a kickstand but there isn't room for it where it would normally go, you can buy a rear-mounted kickstand that attaches at the very back of the frame like in this photo...
08-27-09, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,381
Posted By gepilling

I bought a 2009 Specialized Sirrus Sport about 2...

I bought a 2009 Specialized Sirrus Sport about 2 months ago and I absolutely love it, it's just fantastic. I tested at least a dozen different bikes and it was just the best overall package, it had...
08-27-09, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,094
Posted By gepilling

I have a Specialized and love my bike, so that's...

I have a Specialized and love my bike, so that's what I would recommend. But really you need to go to a bike shop and test ride both of these. Even if you don't buy it in the shop and you buy it...
08-27-09, 12:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,415
Posted By gepilling

I am exactly the opposite, I actually think bikes...

I am exactly the opposite, I actually think bikes that have fenders look weird. :lol:

My bike is more of a fun and fitness machine, it doesn't really serve any function like commuting for me. So...
08-27-09, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By gepilling

I had a similar problem trying to fill my tires...

I had a similar problem trying to fill my tires (which also have Presta valves) because the part of the pump hose thing that attaches to the valve didn't seem to fit onto the Presta valve properly,...
08-24-09, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,453
Posted By gepilling

On flat ground, I'm usually on the second...

On flat ground, I'm usually on the second chainring (2 on the left) and in 6th or 7th gear on the right/back of the bike. Sometimes 8 if I am feeling energetic. I'm not sure how fast that is...
08-24-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,168,393
Posted By gepilling

Oh, I must have missed that, sorry. I must have...

Oh, I must have missed that, sorry. I must have been blinded by all the Treks. ;)
08-24-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,168,393
Posted By gepilling

Yes, it is very light, which is one of the main...

Yes, it is very light, which is one of the main reasons I bought it. It was noticeably lighter than any Trek I tested (7.2 fx up to 7.5 fx), the Giant FCR, the Bianchi Iseo, a Cannondale, a Globe, a...
08-24-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,168,393
Posted By gepilling

The grips angle downwards on my bike just like in...

The grips angle downwards on my bike just like in the photos. I'm not sure if you can adjust the angle of them or not, I have never tried since they seem to work just fine for me that way.
08-24-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,168,393
Posted By gepilling

Yeah, I noticed nobody posted any Specialized...

Yeah, I noticed nobody posted any Specialized bikes yet. Definitely post your Crosstrail here!

I'll do my part by posting my 2009 Sirrus Sport:

the left side...
08-23-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,940
Posted By gepilling

The main factor for me was weight. I chose my...

The main factor for me was weight. I chose my Specialized Sirrus Sport in large part because it weighed significantly less than any of the other dozen+ bikes I test rode that were in my price range...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By gepilling

You might benefit from using the Terrain feature...

You might benefit from using the Terrain feature on Google Maps if you want to plan out a route with hills ahead of time. It displays topographical elevation lines and shading for hills.
08-17-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By gepilling

What about warming up before the ride? I have...

What about warming up before the ride? I have read that you warm up before exercising, but the thing I read gave cycling as a good example of something to do to warm up... But can you really cycle...
08-16-09, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By gepilling

Stretching before and after a ride

Do you stretch before and/or after a ride? And if so, what kind of stretches work best for riding a bike?
08-13-09, 01:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,990
Posted By gepilling

Oh, ok so there wasn't really any advantage by...

Oh, ok so there wasn't really any advantage by getting new rims. I decided to just get a new tube in my tire and stick with the stock tires for now. I'm going to wait a bit to see if flats become a...
08-10-09, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,691
Posted By gepilling

I test rode the Iseo a few weeks ago when I was...

I test rode the Iseo a few weeks ago when I was looking for a new bike for myself and I actually liked it a lot. The riding position was great, it felt quick, it looks great, all of the components...
08-08-09, 12:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,990
Posted By gepilling

What benefit did you get by changing rims? ...

What benefit did you get by changing rims?

I just got my first flat on the stock tires (Specialized All Condition Sport) after just 60 miles. I'm thinking about upgrading to Armadillos after...
08-07-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,396
Posted By gepilling

I know that's the best option... the reason I...

I know that's the best option... the reason I asked was because golf courses are unfortunately much more plentiful near me than parks and/or bike paths. But I guess it's best to avoid the golf...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-09, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By gepilling

This isn't exactly in North Jersey, but... When I...

This isn't exactly in North Jersey, but... When I was looking for a bike a few weeks ago, I stopped by this place called Padi's Pedal Power on Fischer Blvd in Toms River that had some used bikes in...
08-07-09, 01:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,396
Posted By gepilling

Riding on golf course paths?

Does anyone know if one is allowed to ride a bike on public golf course paths? You know, the ones that go from hole to hole that the golf carts drive on. The idea just hit me, it would be great if...
08-02-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,990
Posted By gepilling

alentric: So far, I have stayed on the pavement...

alentric:
So far, I have stayed on the pavement so I couldn't tell you how the Sirrus handles on trails yet. The guy at my local bike shop said I could switch the tires up to a 32c or possibly a...
08-02-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By gepilling

Thanks everyone for all the info and links, you...

Thanks everyone for all the info and links, you have given me a lot to think about. I will definitely be getting either reflectors or reflective tape soon. I also looked up the law for my state...
07-28-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,378
Posted By gepilling

Thanks for answering my question.

Thanks for answering my question.
07-28-09, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By gepilling

Reflector requirements

After buying a new bike about a week ago, I noticed that it doesn't have any reflectors on it. I was wondering first if there is any sort of requirement for bike shops to add reflectors to bikes in...
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