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Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,006
Posted By ridingfool

not sure they still do test rides on their higher...

not sure they still do test rides on their higher end bikes which are most of what they stock.when I bought my BMCwas told no test rides so ended up buying from PIERMONT bikes the shop thier is well...
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By ridingfool

Might not be the case canít say anything about...

Might not be the case canít say anything about that tire but had a conti 4000 tire blow itís sidewall. After only about 500 miles didnít give up on the brand tho have had many tires of the same brand...
11-02-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,052
Posted By ridingfool

Better Wheelset and get the stem as low as u can...

Better Wheelset and get the stem as low as u can get it and make sure it is a good fit
11-01-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,052
Posted By ridingfool

Get her a ebike

Get her a ebike
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,481
Posted By ridingfool

For me not much I donít have those 2 bikes to...

For me not much I donít have those 2 bikes to compare . But I do have a BMC granfondo an indurance bike and a few race bike and for me the speed is about the same I feel the specialized tarmac...
10-24-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,605
Posted By ridingfool

Yes super glue is good patch will never come off...

Yes super glue is good patch will never come off with it.
10-23-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,512
Posted By ridingfool

Never put money over safety plus groceries are...

Never put money over safety plus groceries are costly.
Replies: 16
Views: 2,903
Posted By ridingfool

thatís what I did kept my same bikes just swapped...

thatís what I did kept my same bikes just swapped out the stems . To 35 degree and a little shorter than I was used to puts me pretty up rite I was hit from behind by a hot and run driver . And had...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,272
Posted By ridingfool

Thanks for the detailed info. Will try on next...

Thanks for the detailed info. Will try on next flat or tire change been pretty lucky with flats tho well over 5000 miles between a few bikes without one thanks to conti gp4 a fan here for them just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,272
Posted By ridingfool

Will try that on next removel seems like it will...

Will try that on next removel seems like it will work thanks for the post
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,272
Posted By ridingfool

How do u take the tire off without a tire lever...

How do u take the tire off without a tire lever never use them to put a tire on .But off is another matter always use one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By ridingfool

For flats yes more than enough but not for decends

For flats yes more than enough but not for decends
09-30-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,871
Posted By ridingfool

We'll put it doesn't seem like much only 3mph...

We'll put it doesn't seem like much only 3mph more but takes a lot more effort especially if 25 percent of his ride is on gravel . Not hard to do though just increase the miles by about 10 percent a...
Forum: Touring
09-02-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,642
Posted By ridingfool

In all fairness do u put it in the bottom...

In all fairness do u put it in the bottom department if so I sure as hell wouldn't put one of my expensive bikes down there unless boxed in some way
08-31-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,892
Posted By ridingfool

I'm in New Jersey and shop at the local...

I'm in New Jersey and shop at the local supermarket one block from where I live . Can buy a little cheaper at a farmers market but as u said between work and trying to ride upwards of 300 miles a...
08-31-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,892
Posted By ridingfool

Wow where do you live .where I am at .they cost...

Wow where do you live .where I am at .they cost about 1 dollar a pound or 5 bucks for 5 pound bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,485
Posted By ridingfool

They are open 7 days a week also have a great...

They are open 7 days a week also have a great deal going on for labor day weekend 50 percent off on cannondales . You can get a really nice Evo six dura ace for 2500 more bike than most will ever...
08-25-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,237
Posted By ridingfool

If your climbing at 20 mph either they are almost...

If your climbing at 20 mph either they are almost flat climbs or you really need to think about going pro if the hills are steep.keep up the good work and enjoy the new bike.
08-24-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,237
Posted By ridingfool

So did the new bike improve your results

So did the new bike improve your results
08-23-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,942
Posted By ridingfool

My thoughts exactly for crying out loud a bottle...

My thoughts exactly for crying out loud a bottle of water is 2 bucks or less if u stop a few times during a ride to refill. Can't cost more than five bucks . And further more it's cold
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,941
Posted By ridingfool

Front derailer uses more power that's why it cuts...

Front derailer uses more power that's why it cuts out leaving u some power to use the back and if your not to far from home. Can more usally get home fine. Also if I'm not mistaking the one time I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,467
Posted By ridingfool

Not true I'm 240 and ride at about 100 psi in the...

Not true I'm 240 and ride at about 100 psi in the rear . And 90 in the front with Conti 4000 learn to unwieght the bike when going over pot holes if your not doing so already. Haven't had a flat in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By ridingfool

Same for me shifts so good in the front sometimes...

Same for me shifts so good in the front sometimes I look down to see if it even shifted it's so smooth.But if 9100 seems to be this good I'm intrigued gotta take one for a text ride too see how good...
08-17-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,371
Posted By ridingfool

If you enjoy it and ride it enough the benefits...

If you enjoy it and ride it enough the benefits you get from better health .will more than justify the cost.have many good miles on it
08-12-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,506
Posted By ridingfool

Get a bike with di2 and shifting should be smooth...

Get a bike with di2 and shifting should be smooth at least for me it is.but then again not many big hills where I live biggest climb I do is bear mountain not to steep of a grade.
07-29-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By ridingfool

That calculator might be somewhat accurate if...

That calculator might be somewhat accurate if your not used to riding but if u are somewhat fit and ride enough u will burn about 30 cal a mile . The more fit u are even less maybe 25 a mile.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,218
Posted By ridingfool

Maybe for 20k he can average 22mph

Maybe for 20k he can average 22mph
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By ridingfool

Like you I had a bad accident on the bike was hit...

Like you I had a bad accident on the bike was hit from behind and had 5 broken bones in the neck and had to have a rod with fusion surgery. Doctors at first thought I might be paralyzed. But luckily...
07-28-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,430
Posted By ridingfool

Not a insult at all .that is a very nice bike...

Not a insult at all .that is a very nice bike that should have a fast set of wheels to get the most potential out of it.
07-28-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,430
Posted By ridingfool

Those wheels are not worthy of that bike look...

Those wheels are not worthy of that bike look like anchors but for 200 bucks. Guess will do the job for a Clyde .I know it's not in the op budget but for a truely nice wheelset for me and I'm a Clyde...
07-28-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By ridingfool

not sure of that year but I had a 2002 cadd 5...

not sure of that year but I had a 2002 cadd 5 full ultegra and for me was a great bike put well over 10.000 miles on it til I got hit from behind and it was totaled. I paid 500 for mine 2 years ago...
07-23-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,237
Posted By ridingfool

than probably yes it made u a litter faster but...

than probably yes it made u a litter faster but not by much maybe 1/2 mile over 50 miles if that but race wheels just feel fast until u hit those pot holes
if u were going at speeds over 20mph and...
07-21-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,237
Posted By ridingfool

as has been said already a newer bike won't make...

as has been said already a newer bike won't make u must faster maybe 1mph .IMHO I would spend the money on a good wheelset and good tires so when u come around corners and descent you have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,635
Posted By ridingfool

when I use 2 sizes I always put the 23 on the...

when I use 2 sizes I always put the 23 on the front and never seems to be a problem. I'm also a heavier rider so prefer a 25 on the back
07-17-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,689
Posted By ridingfool

maybe yes but with those handle bars not too many...

maybe yes but with those handle bars not too many hand position with drop bars u can ride the hoods the top and of course in the drop position for me helps alot . When I ride my flat bar commutter...
07-17-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,102
Posted By ridingfool

Check siarra trading Post u can get a cheap pair...

Check siarra trading Post u can get a cheap pair of mountain bike shorts with a liner that might help out alot for rides over 20 miles and look like regular shorts not to tight and when on clearance...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,155
Posted By ridingfool

Not sure of your budget but if your bike still...

Not sure of your budget but if your bike still has stock rims look to upgrade them . That should add a couple mph increase to your speed .also when u get another bike u can switch the rims. But in...
07-11-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,261
Posted By ridingfool

buy a pair of he'd Ardennes stallion edition mine...

buy a pair of he'd Ardennes stallion edition mine are 24 front 28 rear I'm 240lbs have not touched them since day one . 2 years later and upwards of 10 thousand miles later still as true as day one a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,126
Posted By ridingfool

try Merlin cycles from the UK . I like there...

try Merlin cycles from the UK . I like there altura shorts there med range pairs run about 50 bucks have a few pairs for about 4 years now and still holding up really good. Better than some of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By ridingfool

Maybe try Sierra trading Post they always have...

Maybe try Sierra trading Post they always have clearance pearl pearl izumi stuff at half price or lower and very easy returns if stuff doesn't fit right. Also try the England sites like wiggle or...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,731
Posted By ridingfool

Not sure of your exact riding plans but I live...

Not sure of your exact riding plans but I live one town away from East Rutherford and ride towards bear mountain all the time. Would be glad to show u the route even ride most of it with you . Just...
06-14-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By ridingfool

I have the same rims just not in black and like u...

I have the same rims just not in black and like u said I have the station edition very good rim have well over ten thousand miles on them so far and still as true as day one.
06-13-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,212
Posted By ridingfool

The way I see it is not really can u afford it as...

The way I see it is not really can u afford it as I have a few bikes some close to ten thousand and the others in the 5000 dollar range .but I also happen to ride alot so if I'm on a bike upwards of...
06-13-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,212
Posted By ridingfool

How do u know where he lives as he said where he...

How do u know where he lives as he said where he rides many ride good bikes i ride a route near where I live in North Jersey I'm sure some on here will know it. Called 9w and very commen to see...
06-08-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,162
Posted By ridingfool

Don't know if you have a dicks sporting goods...

Don't know if you have a dicks sporting goods near you but you should be able to get 2 decent bikes for about 800 dollars they will be better than a 200 Walmart bike and should last a few years or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,166
Posted By ridingfool

i have both bmc has ultegra di2 and specialized...

i have both bmc has ultegra di2 and specialized tarmac has mechanical and no real difference to me in the rear shifting but in the front so much better if u cross chain while I know u shouldn't it...
06-05-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,834
Posted By ridingfool

keep it up there is no reason other than bad...

keep it up there is no reason other than bad heath that u can't keep it up for years to come.I ride a route on the weekends and see plenty of groups of riders that ride toggetter and there are alot...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,298
Posted By ridingfool

Yes I had the 5 upper bones broken and fusion...

Yes I had the 5 upper bones broken and fusion surgery with a rod thank God seems to be healing good tho not too much pain while riding on the hoods but need to stand alot. Too have a better vision of...
06-04-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By ridingfool

Merlin cycles has them new with cleats for 25...

Merlin cycles has them new with cleats for 25 dollars only thing is it takes about a week or so to ship
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By ridingfool

How do u remove the cassette or freewheel if it...

How do u remove the cassette or freewheel if it is a driveside broken spoke without taking the wheel off
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