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09-16-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By pennpaul

:roflmao: These are probably my best bet and...

:roflmao:

These are probably my best bet and the Sharpie route is in my budget range. Maybe I'll just copy the Lazer design.

Thanks,
Paul
09-16-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By pennpaul

Red, white, and blue bike helmet?

Any recommendations for a red, white, and blue road helmet with good ventilation? I use a red, white, and blue Giro Transfer road helmet, but it's way overdue to be replaced. I ride road mostly but...
09-12-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By pennpaul

I received the new tires today and I just mounted...

I received the new tires today and I just mounted them (even though I just remounted my original tires this morning after patching a flat).

The Pathfinders are definitely thicker and more rigid...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By pennpaul

spray.bike?

I was watching GCN's eBay bike build and the presenter used a product from spray.bike (that's the URL) to paint the bike. The results looked really good. Anyone use it?
...
08-28-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By pennpaul

I saw that video but was wondering if anyone here...

I saw that video but was wondering if anyone here had tried them yet.

I went ahead and bought the 700x42 online. It was sold out (even on the Specialized website) at all but one place so it seems...
08-27-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,227
Posted By pennpaul

Add Ryan Van Duzer to the list. He did an...

Add Ryan Van Duzer to the list. He did an excellent bike across the US series last summer as well as several other high quality bike vids.

I used to really like Path Less Pedaled when they did...
08-27-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By pennpaul

Specialized Pathfinder Pro tires

Anyone riding the Specialized Pathfinder Pro tires? I think it would be a good compromise for me since I'm riding mostly road with some gravel. My Conti GP4s are fast but at 32mm aren't as plush as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By pennpaul

I was just happy the warden let me drive up it,...

I was just happy the warden let me drive up it, but honestly I had no idea it was right there. On these family vacations, my wife plans everything and I'm there to carry bags, drive the car, take...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By pennpaul

Mont Ventoux visit

We just wrapped up vacation ending with several days in Provence. My wife booked a French Provencal cooking class for our family. As the hostess gave us a quick tour of her house, she pointed to her...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,426
Posted By pennpaul

I always prop the bike outside on the storefront....

I always prop the bike outside on the storefront. If I feel a little leery, I either won't stop there or just fasten my helmet around the wheels. I will also try to shift into big/small to make it...
07-22-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,953
Posted By pennpaul

When I was part of the Philadelphia Bicycle Club...

When I was part of the Philadelphia Bicycle Club 20 years ago (before I moved away), that was how we did it when we were riding in a group. We'd slap (not super loud, but enough to get someone's...
07-22-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By pennpaul

I have a similar noise with my disc brakes if I...

I have a similar noise with my disc brakes if I brake hard and/or long on downhills. I think the disc warps from the heat, rubs on the pads causing the noise, and then return to their original shape...
07-22-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,762
Posted By pennpaul

Please update with a review when you've had a...

Please update with a review when you've had a chance to use them.
07-19-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,762
Posted By pennpaul

Well that explains my lackluster reception to...

Well that explains my lackluster reception to these bars then!

What did you get instead?

Anyone want to buy a barely used set of FSA Adventure "46cm" bars?
07-17-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,018
Posted By pennpaul

Great job!

Great job!
07-17-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By pennpaul

Literally half a lifetime ago, the group rides I...

Literally half a lifetime ago, the group rides I went on were all graded A, B, C, etc by speed and length. I could hang with the A-/B+ group and have a good time. Here, I am at a disadvantage not...
Replies: 68
Views: 6,829
Posted By pennpaul

VAT in France, I think, is 20% so that is a big...

VAT in France, I think, is 20% so that is a big chunk of change.
07-14-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,461
Posted By pennpaul

My Performance Elite bib is still nice but...

My Performance Elite bib is still nice but recently I've been riding with dhb Aeron bibs from Wiggle. Some people don't like the lower cut front on the Aerons but I do appreciate them because it...
07-14-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,762
Posted By pennpaul

Rodie with a gravel bike here. I'm still waiting...

Rodie with a gravel bike here. I'm still waiting for my "Aha" moment with the FSA Adventure bars I swapped in for the stock Eroica bars. Both are 46cm but I don't really feel opened up on the top. ...
06-19-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By pennpaul

I've just about finished smacking my forehead so...

I've just about finished smacking my forehead so I can now reply.

My initial thought was to buy new chainrings but my crankset (FSA Gossamer) has something they call "ABS" which stands for...
06-18-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By pennpaul

New crankset spacer question

I changed my crankset--same company and model except from 46/36 to 50/34, same BB compatibility--but I noticed the spindle of the new crank is 5mm shorter than the old one. The old crank has...
06-18-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By pennpaul

The new crank is installed and it doesn't seem...

The new crank is installed and it doesn't seem like I need to add or subtract any links.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 319,740
Posted By pennpaul

This is the approach to the Kennedy Memorial...

This is the approach to the Kennedy Memorial (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yad_Kennedy) in the Aminadav Forest of Jerusalem. It's a nice little 20 mile training loop. As the weather warms up the...
06-12-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By pennpaul

Looks like I need to adjust my plans after a big...

Looks like I need to adjust my plans after a big Doh! moment. My current cassette is actually an 11-40, not 42. Not that that matters in the grand scheme because I was planning to use the original...
06-10-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By pennpaul

Yes, of course! KISS! Thanks for all the...

Yes, of course! KISS!

Thanks for all the responses. I hope I do enjoy Zwift. I am also anxious to find out how I do in the FTP test.

Paul
06-10-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By pennpaul

Rule of thumb? Add this many teeth and add this many chain links?

I ride a gravel bike but it's pretty much just a road bike now since the "gravel" here is beyond my abilities.

Anyway, I have a 46/36 in the front and an 11-40 in the back. I decided to get a...
06-10-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By pennpaul

Do I need a physical brake to Zwift?

I'm going to do a simple Zwift setup (Tacx dumb trainer and adding speed/cadence sensors to my bike) but tonight realized my spare rear wheel is missing the disc brake lock ring because it's on my...
06-05-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 27,656
Posted By pennpaul

After seeing this thread I ordered the Halo...

After seeing this thread I ordered the Halo headband and rode with it for the first time today. It was a hot one and I'm a sweater. My only comparisons are to the old school elastic cotton...
06-04-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,945
Posted By pennpaul

Ride ahead and wait, or get dropped and be waited on?

So you've got a group ride planned where you know you're going to get dropped on every hill for the first 10 miles, but the remaining 30 miles is manageable. Do you leave early and wait for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,549
Posted By pennpaul

The road conditions in Israel are similar to what...

The road conditions in Israel are similar to what you describe in Tasmania except there are stretches of road that do have good shoulders and there are big sign markers that cyclists may be present....
06-03-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,606
Posted By pennpaul

With my current tire and rim combination, it...

With my current tire and rim combination, it takes me less than 10 minutes to do the whole process with thru axles. I'm swapping tubes and not patching, though. I only patch when I get home or if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 319,740
Posted By pennpaul

This picture was taken back in February 2019 when...

This picture was taken back in February 2019 when a friend and I rode 100 miles through the Miztpe Ramon crater in Israel to Eilat in the south.
...
06-01-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By pennpaul

Shimano Ultegra FD-6800 max diff between rings?

My bike has 46-36 chainrings and I want to go to 50-36. The Shimano Ultegra FD-6800 derailleur on my bike can go up to 53T max, but will it be able to shift going from a 10 tooth difference to 14...
05-28-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,232
Posted By pennpaul

You guys are hilarious. Good job coaching.

You guys are hilarious. Good job coaching.
05-25-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By pennpaul

Is that a regular bike or a folding bike? If a...

Is that a regular bike or a folding bike? If a regular bike, what size bike and what kind of case? I do a fair amount of traveling but haven't sprung for a bike case because of the airline fees.
...
05-13-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,719
Posted By pennpaul

Are the Terra X5s a standard/narrow width? I've...

Are the Terra X5s a standard/narrow width? I've been trying to find a wide MTB in this price range and a size 47.
05-12-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 162,684
Posted By pennpaul

There seems to be very little "gravel" here as...

There seems to be very little "gravel" here as it's either road or MTB (at least to me). I have not seen another gravel bike here in over a year. I switched out my 40mm Kenda gravel tires for 32mm...
05-06-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,210
Posted By pennpaul

In Washington, DC we have the Washington Area...

In Washington, DC we have the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (https://www.waba.org/). They are a bicycle advocacy group for the DC area. I would imagine LA has something similar. I would...
05-05-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,872
Posted By pennpaul

Thanks for this. I've been enjoying his channel....

Thanks for this. I've been enjoying his channel. I am definitely not pushing my gravel bike hard enough!

I'll throw one out there. Ryan Van Duzer. Not all his content is bike related but the...
04-28-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By pennpaul

That actually happened to me once when I was...

That actually happened to me once when I was commuting home through a canyon in San Diego. Baby/small rattlesnake was crossing the bike path as I was going through. It's probably the only time I've...
04-27-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,863
Posted By pennpaul

Congratulations! That sounds like a great ride. ...

Congratulations! That sounds like a great ride.

One of the YouTube channels I follow just did it, too. Amazing scenery.

https://youtu.be/YtRRfFMzDf4
04-27-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By pennpaul

I found my spirit animal today

I was on vacation with my family for nearly 2 weeks eating our way through Thailand. I went for a 20-miler this morning and decided to hit up some hills. On the last climb, I encountered my spirit...
03-19-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,585
Posted By pennpaul

Thanks, but I just bought the 610 last night in a...

Thanks, but I just bought the 610 last night in a size 13.
03-19-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,585
Posted By pennpaul

Was your previous saddle so bad that waiting a...

Was your previous saddle so bad that waiting a year with the SQLabs saddle has been worth it? I'm asking because I, too, am in the market for a new saddle. I just measured my sit bones using the...
03-11-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By pennpaul

Spoke tension checked by my hand seems good. The...

Spoke tension checked by my hand seems good. The wheels are still true. No play on either wheel if I try to rock it at the tire. No visible debris in the tires. Tiny bit of play between the Sunrace...
03-10-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By pennpaul

Rear hub noise diagnosis needed

I started to hear a clicking noise on my last 2 rides. It doesn't happen until I'm at least 10 miles in to the ride and seems to only happen when the bike is under load. It's a gravel bike but it...
02-21-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,277
Posted By pennpaul

Nope, did not witness any of that. The hotel...

Nope, did not witness any of that.

The hotel where we stayed had quite a busy street in front but I just could not get everything to cooperate in one shot. Here's a link to the Google Streetview....
02-21-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,277
Posted By pennpaul

We were in AMS and The Netherlands for the first...

We were in AMS and The Netherlands for the first time last May. These pics were taken around 3:30pm in AMS in the afternoon which I suppose is approaching rush hour. The number of bikes in AMS was...
02-18-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,100
Posted By pennpaul

Try to find a local bike club. When I started...

Try to find a local bike club. When I started riding in Philly, the Philadelphia Bike Club became my social network as well as where I learned how to ride on the road, ride in a group, and learn the...
02-18-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,211
Posted By pennpaul

Some more pics ...

Some more pics

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/fb_img_1550519024080_2_6f1525f253e12ba05880c3dd4503480e4aa3e1c1.jpg

Approximately what the ibex that I almost...
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