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Forum: Commuting
11-18-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 34,927
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: 1,332
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: 1,139
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: 476
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: 34,927
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: 843
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: 4,604
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: 4,604
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: 412
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: 1,509
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: 18,826
Views: 3,773,982
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: 1,035
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: 1,881
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: 959
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: 1,140
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 didn’t 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: 8,265
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: 62,584
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: 1,881
Posted By ptempel

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

Maybe try looking up the serial on the vintage trek website? I’m assuming that it’s 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: 1,790
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.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,520
Posted By ptempel

What if the hard disk dies? Do you backup your...

What if the hard disk dies? Do you backup your files? I just copy down new files in my home directory from work to home (if needed). I rarely need to but updated docs and web browser bookmarks are...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,520
Posted By ptempel

I don't mind paying more for coffee if its good....

I don't mind paying more for coffee if its good. But even then I rarely go out since the hospital where I work has a decent kiosk and cafeteria. We also get 10% off as employees so not much incentive...
Forum: Foo
09-17-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 615
Posted By ptempel

Anybody remember Chiller Theater? Even the hand...

Anybody remember Chiller Theater? Even the hand looks scary in the intro. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok6uzndOmPA
Forum: Commuting
09-17-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,520
Posted By ptempel

OP why carry a laptop at all? If it were me, I'd...

OP why carry a laptop at all? If it were me, I'd leave the laptop at home and use another laptop or desktop for work. That's what I have now and its works ok for me. I have VPN access to work. If you...
09-17-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By ptempel

Yeah, I would have to agree the water is a bit...

Yeah, I would have to agree the water is a bit over the top there (literally and figuratively). Maybe stick to the indoor trainer if you have one and its not on the ground floor or basement. :( Or...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 34,927
Posted By ptempel

I saw this earlier but it didn't seem to...

I saw this earlier but it didn't seem to "penetrate my thick head." :) I was used to cut and pasting in FF and it used to respect the font. Will try quoting for next time. Thanks for the tip. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
09-14-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 34,927
Posted By ptempel

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6352 (7224.5...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6352 (7224.5 total)
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 5049 (5601 total miles YTD)
CliffordK (OR) ____________________ 5012 mi (+213 other)
dschue5...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,584
Posted By ptempel

Heh. Everytime I think about that my lazy self...

Heh. Everytime I think about that my lazy self says "just replace the tire." :) But, yes its a good idea to rotate front to back to guarantee that the front gets the best tire.

I rode in again...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,121
Posted By ptempel

Being in a very urban area, that's one thing I...

Being in a very urban area, that's one thing I have never come across while riding. Maybe you need to yell loudly at the deer (like I do for peds) or get a deer whistle for your bike? :) Would...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,584
Posted By ptempel

I took yesterday off the bike due to the storms...

I took yesterday off the bike due to the storms late in the day. Resumes the ride in today with only a light spritz when I went through Wood-ridge, NJ. Was cool but still pretty humid. Looking for...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By ptempel

Sad story. This is what other cyclists and...

Sad story. This is what other cyclists and pedestrians alike should read about. Many think that getting killed by a cyclist is not possible. A similar incident happened a few years ago in Central...
09-11-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By ptempel

I agree with the others. Saddle fore/aft and...

I agree with the others. Saddle fore/aft and up/down positions focus on the legs. Your only options for top tube length are the stem, bar or frame. I have a longer torso so would prefer the longer...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 34,927
Posted By ptempel

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6352 (7224.5...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6352 (7224.5 total) [146/148]
CliffordK (OR) ____________________ 5012 mi (+213 other)
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 4905 (5457 total miles YTD)
dschue5...
09-07-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,914
Posted By ptempel

OP, I use the "one gear lower" method to try and...

OP, I use the "one gear lower" method to try and conserve some energy. Whatever gear you think is ok just shift down and spin a little more. I needed to do that on a particularly windy day riding...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By ptempel

I don't think the sole has to be carbon to be...

I don't think the sole has to be carbon to be stiff and reasonably light. The Bont a-three and Mavic Ksyrium II shoes that I have had both don't have carbon soles. They were plenty stiff, but...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,584
Posted By ptempel

Sorry for the late reply (was on vacation). I...

Sorry for the late reply (was on vacation). I just wash the clothes when I get home (evening).

Was a nice ride in this morning. The weather was definately cooler and hope it holds out. its the...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-18, 05:56 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 34,927
Posted By ptempel

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5332.4 (6134...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5332.4 (6134 total) [123/125]
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 4571 (5033 total miles YTD)
CliffordK (OR) ____________________ 4114 mi (+179 other)
dschue5...
08-21-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,340
Posted By ptempel

I probably would have taken it as a challenge if...

I probably would have taken it as a challenge if I knew the guy like you did as well. Its sometimes nice to have a carrot to chase after. I don't know why he called you out after leaving. Since...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,584
Posted By ptempel

I wash my kit (gloves and all) after every ride. ...

I wash my kit (gloves and all) after every ride. I also use borax and fabric softener most of the time in the washer. I realize that I might be beating up my kit a little more. But I couldn't keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By ptempel

Maybe Campagnolo Zonda disc wheelset for $600? ...

Maybe Campagnolo Zonda disc wheelset for $600?

wiggle.com | Campagnolo Zonda C17 Disc Brake Wheelset (Bolt Thu CL) | Road Race Wheels...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,584
Posted By ptempel

Why not just wear your cycling socks? If they're...

Why not just wear your cycling socks? If they're too stincky, then try washing them with soap in the bathroom sink and wring them dry. That's what I do with my skull cap since that's the most sweaty...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,584
Posted By ptempel

Were you the guy in red shorts burning up the Ft...

Were you the guy in red shorts burning up the Ft Lee Road hill this morning? :)
08-20-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By ptempel

I also liked the photo of a very young Tina...

I also liked the photo of a very young Tina Louise in 1958:

https://www.proteanpaper.com/download/GPICTHUMB000000000000009157-000000000000000055.gif

Would not have recognized her with the dark...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By ptempel

The hardshell looks like it adds a mesh under the...

The hardshell looks like it adds a mesh under the protective layer (or "PolyX shell").

https://blobs.continental-tires.com/www8/servlet/image/52528/uncropped/748/0/5/hardshell-cutaway-01.png

as...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 34,927
Posted By ptempel

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5332.4 (6134...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5332.4 (6134 total) [123/125]
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 4387 (4833 total miles YTD)
CliffordK (OR) ____________________ 4114 mi (+179 other)
dschue5...
08-16-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7,449
Views: 2,001,921
Posted By ptempel

D'oh! Forgot that Shimano still sells the silver...

D'oh! Forgot that Shimano still sells the silver version of the cranks. So used to seeing them in black that I guess it didn't exist. :D
...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,584
Posted By ptempel

Rode in from home yesterday and today. Trying to...

Rode in from home yesterday and today. Trying to take advantage of the good weather whilst it is still here. Am a little more tired today so will take it a little easier on the way home. I met a...
08-16-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7,449
Views: 2,001,921
Posted By ptempel

Are the 5800 cranks anodized black on aluminum?...

Are the 5800 cranks anodized black on aluminum? If so, then you could spray oven cleaner on it, clean and then polish the aluminum. Would be a lot of work but might make the cranks look cool again. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,690
Posted By ptempel

Wow. I can’t imagine a more spectacular crash...

Wow. I can’t imagine a more spectacular crash with a eyeglass mirror. Hope your wife is still riding after that. Even sans mirror. I’m more like canklecat in that I have mostly crashed on my sides....
Forum: Commuting
08-14-18, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 62,584
Posted By ptempel

No riding yesterday and today for me,...

No riding yesterday and today for me, unfortunately. My car, a 99 Audi A4, was totaled in a three car accident on the Verrazano bridge last Friday. Wife, kid and I are all ok. However, the hood got...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 34,927
Posted By ptempel

I'm jealous. :thumb:

I'm jealous. :thumb:
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