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11-02-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By ptempel

Peruse craigslist and ebay for mountain bike...

Peruse craigslist and ebay for mountain bike listings near you. I recall getting my wife a mint condition Gary Fisher Tassajara for $400 years ago. For about the same price, I recall getting an...
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By ptempel

Look at a few online sites: REI:...

Look at a few online sites:

REI: https://www.rei.com/search?q=rain+jackets+for+men&sort=min-price&ir=q%3Arain+jackets+for+men&r=category%3Acycling
Amazon:...
11-02-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,177
Posted By ptempel

Buy an 8oz bottle of air tool oil from the local...

Buy an 8oz bottle of air tool oil from the local hardware store for $3:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51irdTPEIXL._AC_SL1000_.jpg

Its cheap and cheerful for chain lube. Does...
11-02-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,830
Posted By ptempel

^^ I would guess the Cannondale headshock MTB. I...

^^ I would guess the Cannondale headshock MTB. I have a mid 1990's one (team Sobe hardtail with V brakes). Its fairly light but I've never weighed it. These two could be alternatives for the OP's...
11-02-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,868
Posted By ptempel

I usually prefer the solid settings on both front...

I usually prefer the solid settings on both front and rear lights. Looks more like what a car or motorcycle would have. My front one has three solid brightness levels with the fourth blinking...
11-02-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,868
Posted By ptempel

Here's a site that I ran into again with some...

Here's a site that I ran into again with some dynamo hub lighting resources:

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/lightingsystems.php

Really nice hubs there.
11-01-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,868
Posted By ptempel

I've only seen a complete light system with a...

I've only seen a complete light system with a dynamo front hub setup so far. Benefit of that is you won't need any battery. Drawback is that the brightness won't compete with newer LCD lights and its...
11-01-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,214
Posted By ptempel

Sorry to hear the the seller has COVID. Wish him...

Sorry to hear the the seller has COVID. Wish him speedy recovery and suggest down payment or total payment by mail if you're sure you want this bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By ptempel

Heh, another supporting statement for the belief...

Heh, another supporting statement for the belief that "everything comes in threes". :) I forgot to mention that I also spin the wheels and rub down the tires with paper towel. Then slowly check the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By ptempel

Reading this: ...

Reading this:

https://www.velonews.com/gear/technical-faq-patching-tubulars-is-it-worth-it/

talks about some trying sealant on small leaks like yours. That could be an option. The old school...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,815
Posted By ptempel

I just bought this quill stem adapter for $16: ...

I just bought this quill stem adapter for $16:

https://images.amain.com/cdn-cgi/image/width=475/images/large/bikes/genetic/smgeq1s.jpg

Its the cheapest solution for me at this point. It will...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,815
Posted By ptempel

I just measured the frame and got 21.75 in (55.25...

I just measured the frame and got 21.75 in (55.25 cm) c-c seat tube, 22.25 in (56.5 cm) c-c top tube. The seat tube is 22 in (55.8 cm) c-t so I guess that's where they got the 56cm measurement from....
Forum: Commuting
10-30-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,815
Posted By ptempel

I had my eye on an older Specialized Allez a year...

I had my eye on an older Specialized Allez a year or two ago. I forget why I did not pull the trigger (maybe condition or size too small). I think they and some of the Japanese built Schwinn,...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,815
Posted By ptempel

No, was listed with 56cm seat tube and 56cm top...

No, was listed with 56cm seat tube and 56cm top tube. I admit its about the smallest frame I would want to ride. But I guess I got comfy with my old road bike which was 56.5cm top tube and 120mm...
10-29-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,214
Posted By ptempel

I agree with pcb above. Just be careful and...

I agree with pcb above. Just be careful and check for rust. Would be ideal to test ride, but maybe you can't with the chain and front tire condition? The price is defintaely cheap at $200, though....
Forum: Commuting
10-28-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 32,769
Posted By ptempel

Matt, COVID has changed my job in that I'm now...

Matt, COVID has changed my job in that I'm now working from home and only rarely go into NYC as needed to do stuff in the datacenter or support other work, for example. My "park and ride" routine...
10-28-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By ptempel

I agree with Carbonfiberboy in that many pedal...

I agree with Carbonfiberboy in that many pedal systems should work for you. If I were you, I would go get a good bike fit. I say that since the fit can (and should) address leg movement. The...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 32,769
Posted By ptempel

Good on ya Tom. Never too late for school. You...

Good on ya Tom. Never too late for school. You could easily argue that many of us should probably be going back to school as well... ;)
Forum: Commuting
10-28-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 32,769
Posted By ptempel

Another technology (IT) geek here. I do mostly...

Another technology (IT) geek here. I do mostly Linux server admin stuff with some DNS, firewall and load balancer config thrown in.
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By ptempel

Congrats and enjoy the bike! Make me wish I...

Congrats and enjoy the bike! Make me wish I never got rid of a Cannondale with Dura Ace 7400 a long time ago. Your bike should ride better than the Cannondale 3.0 that I had. It was perhaps the...
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By ptempel

Can you see the bike in person? If so, then...

Can you see the bike in person? If so, then that's a plus to be able to take a test ride. Is it the right size for you? For reference, I'm 6'1" with 31" inseam (going by pant length not floor to...
10-27-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,523
Posted By ptempel

Rain is ok for the bike. You just will need a...

Rain is ok for the bike. You just will need a little more maintenance. Clean the bike with one or more brushes and a pail of warm soapy water. Then lightly spray it with the hose. This will help keep...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,815
Posted By ptempel

Yes, its about the smallest size for me. But I...

Yes, its about the smallest size for me. But I still like being a little more over the front wheel with a 120mm stem. I ended up ordering a stem quill adapter from nashbar.com. Will replace the stem...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,815
Posted By ptempel

Is the rule 20 years old or 30 years old? Our...

Is the rule 20 years old or 30 years old? Our bikes are 24 and 23 years old alreay. So classic they can be. Maybe in another few years we could get "QQ" plates? :D
Forum: Commuting
10-26-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,815
Posted By ptempel

Bought a used classic steel bike

I recently bought a used Waterford RS 2200 bike. The seller said that the frameset is from 1997 and the Campy group was from 2007.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By ptempel

Thanks for the replies so far. The guy that told...

Thanks for the replies so far. The guy that told me works in the park. But he could still be wrong about the cameras purposes. Will give the Bergen County Park admin a ringy dingy next week. I wimped...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By ptempel

I was thinking of that. Although in the lot by...

I was thinking of that. Although in the lot by the tennis courts where I used to park, there were no lights. So I changed to parking before that where its a little better lit.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By ptempel

Heh. Can't do #3...

Heh. Can't do #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) since my last name is not Locci or Gambino. :)
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By ptempel

Illegal to park in county park?

I park my car in Overpeck Park (Leonia NJ) as part of my commute. A guy that works there mentioned that cameras were setup to watch some of the parking lots. He suspects that tickets might be handed...
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By ptempel

Cool. Looks like you have an Alum frame road bike...

Cool. Looks like you have an Alum frame road bike from Kettler? What year is it? I found it interesting that they were doing Alum since the late 1970's. The bike above was my Dad's bike. Taking the...
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By ptempel

1982 Ketler Alu-Sportrad

Want to see what my dad's old bike is worth. Its a 1982 (or 1983?) Ketler Alu-Sportrad. Pictures are below. According to this thread:

https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=122002

they...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 47,385
Posted By ptempel

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8009.7...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8009.7 (9103.5 total) [182/184]
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 6510 (7239 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN)_______________________ 6195 (10306 total)
CliffordK...
10-16-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,993
Posted By ptempel

Like TrojanHorse mentioned, its hard to say what...

Like TrojanHorse mentioned, its hard to say what will work for you since your sit bone can be different. I also agree with trying to get a bike shop to let you try some saddles. For what its worth,...
10-16-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,730
Posted By ptempel

joecool gets the biggest boot of the year award!...

joecool gets the biggest boot of the year award! :) I didn't think a cut that big could be booted. But I was wrong... The park boots do work. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By ptempel

Good for them! Its nice to change it up and...

Good for them! Its nice to change it up and re-discover why you love cycling. I was perusing the twitter feed for the cycletour here:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheFinalBreakaway?src=hash
...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 47,385
Posted By ptempel

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7120.8...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7120.8 (8030.5 total) [164/167]Bizman (PA) _______________________ 5799 (6445 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN)_______________________ 5410 (9176 total)
CliffordK...
10-09-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By ptempel

^ Good question. Was browsing the 2017 Trek...

^ Good question. Was browsing the 2017 Trek catalog, and only the FX 5 and 6 had disc brakes in that year. But still worth asking.

https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2017

Sorry to hear about...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,216
Posted By ptempel

I could use the "one less car" argument. As weak...

I could use the "one less car" argument. As weak as it might seem. Either case, more two wheeled "things" on the MUP is more traffic of another type. So users will have to be just as responsible...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,216
Posted By ptempel

Or buy a pretty good used car and park and ride...

Or buy a pretty good used car and park and ride with your current bike from a closer location. That's what I did and will do again when I get another car to replace my old one that was totalled. With...
09-28-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By ptempel

^ Nice resource. I bookmarked it and learned...

^ Nice resource. I bookmarked it and learned about some tires that I haven't tried yet (like the Michelin Pro 4 Endurance). I'm still using Conti Gaterskin folding and was also surprised with the...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-18, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By ptempel

+1 Maybe add 25mm Conti Gatorskin tires. If 28...

+1 Maybe add 25mm Conti Gatorskin tires. If 28 mm fit, then go with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19,977
Views: 4,344,392
Posted By ptempel

Just bought the black bibs plus and a jersey from...

Just bought the black bibs plus and a jersey from theblackbibs.com. Was $65 for the bib and $45 for the jersey (or $110 for both). Good price. Will see how the quality is when I get them and try them...
09-27-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,233
Posted By ptempel

I haven't used chamois cream yet. But my rides...

I haven't used chamois cream yet. But my rides haven't gone over two hours each in a long time. I sometimes feel some soreness after my commute. I usually put on vitamin A&D cream before I go to bed...
09-26-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,928
Posted By ptempel

Holy bike collection, Batman! Nice rides you...

Holy bike collection, Batman! Nice rides you have there. This reminds me that I have a 55cm frameset in the basement. Have been too lazy to build it up. :(
09-25-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By ptempel

I can recommend the Campy zonda c17 wheelset....

I can recommend the Campy zonda c17 wheelset. They are fairly light and roll well for me. I think wiggle.com has the non disc version for $350. I have also tried the Velocity A23 with Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By ptempel

I also angle my saddle down just a little. Never...

I also angle my saddle down just a little. Never would have known if I didnít have a bubble level on it last time before removing it. Having said that, I would recommend you do your own minor...
09-25-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,762
Posted By ptempel

Thanks for this recommendation. I just ordered a...

Thanks for this recommendation. I just ordered a bib plus and a jersey from them. The price for both was $110. They have a good deal. Kind of wished they also carried socks, but can get them...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-18, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 91,690
Posted By ptempel

That is a cool thing. Wish there was a counter...

That is a cool thing. Wish there was a counter for the GWB. :)
09-21-18, 05:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,928
Posted By ptempel

Maybe try looking up the serial on the vintage...

Maybe try looking up the serial on the vintage trek website? Iím assuming that itís not mid to late 1990s or older.

Vintage Trek Bicycle Frame Serial Numbers, bike...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,512
Posted By ptempel

I hope they were at higher ground. I saw two...

I hope they were at higher ground. I saw two pics on another thread of a guy trying to go for a ride in NC but the water cover his BB and wheels half way up.
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