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06-26-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By gilpi

Gravel riding in central NJ

Not familiar with gravel rides in the central NJ area, Im looking for some long gravel/dirt to ride on. Im in the Somerset/Hunterdon county area. Im only familiar with the Delaware canal tow path...
06-21-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,344,913
Posted By gilpi

Real nice job you did there. Trying to figure out...

Real nice job you did there. Trying to figure out what changes you did other than chainring, handle bars and tires...
05-22-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,344,913
Posted By gilpi

Man, that is a hot looking bike!

Man, that is a hot looking bike!
05-22-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,344,913
Posted By gilpi

We were there last year! Wife and I spent a whole...

We were there last year! Wife and I spent a whole day walking around, amazing place, the Aqueduct is a sight to see as well.
05-18-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,723
Views: 600,235
Posted By gilpi

Wow, Id love to have one of those.... wife I...

Wow, Id love to have one of those.... wife I mean 😊
07-08-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 223,869
Posted By gilpi

Nice pics, I knew the area looked familiar. I...

Nice pics, I knew the area looked familiar. I sometimes start from Blackwells mills and wind up there which is my turn around point back.
07-08-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,029
Posted By gilpi

I wonder if anyone else feels this way about...

I wonder if anyone else feels this way about walking vs riding... My riding consists of anywhere from 15 - 20 miles about 3 to 4 times a week on lightly hilly rough roads. During winter months I'll...
09-24-17, 06:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,580
Posted By gilpi

I think it's more important to keep the chain...

I think it's more important to keep the chain clean than the type of lube used. The road dirt or worse, the dirt from trails sticks and grinds your chain and everything else it touches, but I'm...
09-24-17, 06:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,597
Posted By gilpi

Prices on some of the bikes listed don't even...

Prices on some of the bikes listed don't even cover the actual total price of the components alone!
09-24-17, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,962
Posted By gilpi

I'm thinking the OP overlooked something along...

I'm thinking the OP overlooked something along the way when tightening the wheel. Can't any get simpler, drop wheel in fork and tighten.
For safety, I would check the skewer's threads or just...
09-20-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,114
Posted By gilpi

I'm wondering how much mileage you do that you'd...

I'm wondering how much mileage you do that you'd need so much stuff? Lights, yes important, one for the front and one for the back, the phone can go in a pouch. For me personally, I prioritize water,...
09-16-17, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By gilpi

:thumb:

:thumb:
09-16-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By gilpi

Well, if you ever sold anything on CL, you'd...

Well, if you ever sold anything on CL, you'd know. With a phone # you would attract more interested and serious possible buyers where as with email you get lots of "Is the item still available?",...
09-16-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,638
Posted By gilpi

Breaking chain using the same pin?

So after years of occasionally breaking a chain on bikes and re-pinning it I just found out this is not a good practice. Personally I've never had any issues. I never completely take out the pin,...
09-16-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By gilpi

All positive reviews here on CL. I have sold...

All positive reviews here on CL. I have sold dozens of items from musical instruments to power tools and bikes. Just recently purchased a Jamis road bike which was exactly what I was looking for as...
09-14-17, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,939
Posted By gilpi

Not to throw a wrench in the mix here but...

Not to throw a wrench in the mix here but shouldn't weight be relative?
What I mean, I'm also 6'2" and close to a Clydesdale with long arms and legs with frames 58 and 60. Not that I'm a weight...
09-11-17, 07:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,597
Posted By gilpi

Bicycle Blue Book.

I recently purchased a bike for a hundred dollars over blue book pricing, didn't even check beforehand but at the end of it all I still feel I got a great deal since it is a perfect fit and overall a...
09-10-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,108
Posted By gilpi

There are no "mountains" in Florida.

There are no "mountains" in Florida.
09-10-17, 05:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,920
Posted By gilpi

Rolling coal... hmm learned something new here in...

Rolling coal... hmm learned something new here in Bikeforums. Been living in a bubble :(
From what I just read on rolling coal, these are vehicles modified for spewing smoke on to whomever they...
09-10-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,004
Posted By gilpi

What annoys me is someone sneaking up and passing...

What annoys me is someone sneaking up and passing me real close to the point I get startled without hearing "on your left" or "passing".
09-10-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By gilpi

Both sets have 28 spokes even though the Xero...

Both sets have 28 spokes even though the Xero wheels seem to have less, they are paired together at the rim and come out to either side (left & right) up to the hub, therefore they have double the...
09-10-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By gilpi

Even if the spokes are well tensioned? Thank...

Even if the spokes are well tensioned?

Thank you for replying.
09-10-17, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By gilpi

In the years I've been riding I never came across...

In the years I've been riding I never came across this.
09-10-17, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By gilpi

I have to agree with the previous replies. See...

I have to agree with the previous replies. See what your PT or doctor says and go from there. I don't think anyone here is qualified to give that kind of advice and even those that are don't know why...
09-10-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By gilpi

Two wheelsets, two different rides?

One of my road bikes has been running Shimano R-501 on a stiff aluminum frame and on less than good roads, the ride has been pretty harsh. Recently came across another budget set of wheels (Xero) in...
09-04-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,693
Posted By gilpi

Speaking of Texas, I was just in Austin and it...

Speaking of Texas, I was just in Austin and it seems like a cycling friendly city, lots of cycling going on.
09-04-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By gilpi

The cable should have no tension at the smallest...

The cable should have no tension at the smallest gear.
09-04-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,693
Posted By gilpi

Wow, congrats that's a heck of a ride! Thanks for...

Wow, congrats that's a heck of a ride! Thanks for the info. I'm good for a 30 miler on a good day.
09-04-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,693
Posted By gilpi

I'm wondering which roads you took? There are...

I'm wondering which roads you took? There are some good paved roads in the Hillsboro area but no shoulder, narrow 40 to 50 mph roads don't appeal to me. Neshanic Station I love riding in.
09-04-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,693
Posted By gilpi

Amazing and yes with one of the highest state...

Amazing and yes with one of the highest state taxes! Anyway, don't want to get political here just wondering how you guys deal with it as far as the bike of choice (cx, gravel bike) tire choice etc,...
09-04-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By gilpi

With the cable loose no tension, does it drop to...

With the cable loose no tension, does it drop to the smaller cog? If not do as adviced by adjusting the H screw.
09-04-17, 06:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,106
Posted By gilpi

Bought a budget Cannondale trail with a...

Bought a budget Cannondale trail with a boatanchor of a spring fork for using it on trails, nothing technical, gravel etc. Best thing I did was to switch to a Niner rigid fork. It's a much better...
09-03-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,843
Posted By gilpi

Riding in traffic is not what it used to be when...

Riding in traffic is not what it used to be when I started road riding back in the 80's, not only traffic has increased but so has entertainment behind the wheel of a car and I feel for those that...
09-03-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,843
Posted By gilpi

Im glad youre ok! Maybe I missed something and I...

Im glad youre ok! Maybe I missed something and I mean that with respect, why not just slow down and let the car go? I don't want to go toe to toe with a car, they always win.
09-03-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,693
Posted By gilpi

I'm in Hillsborough and by the time I get to...

I'm in Hillsborough and by the time I get to Hunterdon, my bike and I have taken a beating riding through Hillsborough, Flagtown and the first part of Neshanic, after that it's pretty much a breeze,...
09-03-17, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,693
Posted By gilpi

NJ roads, how bad are your local roads?

Located in west Somerset county NJ, I encounter some of the worse roads I have ridden... Oh I'm sure there are worse! What makes this area attractive to road cycling is the lack of traffic and...
09-02-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By gilpi

Im 6'2" and for years I rode smaller frames 58,...

Im 6'2" and for years I rode smaller frames 58, 56.5 and at 63 years old I was feeling mostly my upper back/neck soreness. Recently switch to an xl frame with a shorter stem and right away I felt the...
09-02-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By gilpi

Was able to take it out today for the first time...

Was able to take it out today for the first time on a 5 mile trial run... wanted to keep going but was not expecting temps in the 40's this morning here in central NJ!
Bike rode exceptionally well...
09-02-17, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By gilpi

Jamis Ventura Sport

So I recently purchased a Jamis Ventura Sport off CL for just a couple of bucks above blue book value, had a few good extras. Looks low milage by it's shape, little wear on the original tires and...
09-01-17, 03:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,444
Posted By gilpi

I still say post a picture of you sitting on the...

I still say post a picture of you sitting on the bike or riding it, I bet it is not too small
08-31-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,344,913
Posted By gilpi

I do not own a hybrid but I would think any of...

I do not own a hybrid but I would think any of them would benefit (as far as speed is concerned) with quality 700/23-25 tires but you will lose the comfort so it is a fine line between speed and...
08-31-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,444
Posted By gilpi

Not being able to lift the bike between your...

Not being able to lift the bike between your crotch is generally (but not necessarily) an indication that it's a bit too big for you.
Can you post a picture of the bike with you sitting on it?
08-25-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,858
Posted By gilpi

At 62 years old and having done much street/road...

At 62 years old and having done much street/road riding milage, this worries me... "According to the NHTSA (https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving), it kills over 3,000 people a...
07-31-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By gilpi

Man, that's a big drop on those bars! As...

Man, that's a big drop on those bars! As mentioned, I would also look into compact road drop handlebars.
07-29-17, 06:59 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,029
Posted By gilpi

If you only cycle as a form of exercise, it's...

If you only cycle as a form of exercise, it's funny how a brisk 2 mile walk will make you feel! You're working different leg muscles and cranking up the speed will give you a good workout. During the...
07-27-17, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,617
Posted By gilpi

Had the same clicking problem. Removed the chain...

Had the same clicking problem. Removed the chain rings and greased the chain ring bolts. noise went away. Another time I kept getting a consistent cracking/squeaking like sound when pedaling, turned...
07-24-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 223,869
Posted By gilpi

James, I also use the tow path about once a week...

James, I also use the tow path about once a week to break away from traffic. Usually i start around Millstone and turn back past Princeton, what area were you in, those pics don't look familiar,...
07-22-17, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By gilpi

Thank you guys, lots of good information!

Thank you guys, lots of good information!
07-22-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,893
Posted By gilpi

I don't feel too bad... many casual riders can...

I don't feel too bad... many casual riders can easily average 15 plus mph on flats, only the elite runners can do 15.
07-05-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By gilpi

Mostly hard pack dirt with gravel.

Mostly hard pack dirt with gravel.
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