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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,669
Posted By GlennR

P Zero vs GP5000

Been riding GP4000IIs for years but since they have been discontinued, do I just go with GP5000 or are the P Zero a better option?

BTW, i've had good luck with few flats with the GP4000IIs. I've...
04-23-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,945
Posted By GlennR

Make sure you get them to give you something in...

Make sure you get them to give you something in writing that they will fix it over the winter.
04-20-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,648
Posted By GlennR

Sidewalks are for walkers and children on...

Sidewalks are for walkers and children on bicycles.

Adults belong on the road.
03-04-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,536
Posted By GlennR

Summer ...

Summer
https://www.glenn-ring.com/emonda/brickwell2.jpg

Winter
https://www.glenn-ring.com/emonda/birthday_ride.jpg
02-08-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 912
Posted By GlennR

Last Saturday... 27*F and 18mph wind. And Sunday...

Last Saturday... 27*F and 18mph wind. And Sunday was about the same.

https://i.imgur.com/89RfVgK.jpg

HTFU
02-08-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,432
Posted By GlennR

I bet there's a good number that have saddles...

I bet there's a good number that have saddles over $300.
01-20-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,572
Posted By GlennR

Here's a tip... keep your mouth closed and your...

Here's a tip... keep your mouth closed and your jersey zipped up.
01-15-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By GlennR

^^^^^^^^ THIS My rims have white rim tape....

^^^^^^^^
THIS

My rims have white rim tape. I make sure that the tube it not pinched under the bead on both sides before inflating.
Forum: Northeast
01-10-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,122
Views: 280,225
Posted By GlennR

21 miles, 29* and some ice so I rode pretty...

21 miles, 29* and some ice so I rode pretty carefully.
01-08-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,915
Posted By GlennR

I didn't need to waste 5 minutes of my life.

I didn't need to waste 5 minutes of my life.
01-08-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,915
Posted By GlennR

They don't stretch... they wear.

They don't stretch... they wear.
01-08-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,543
Posted By GlennR

That's why I ordered it with that paint and...

That's why I ordered it with that paint and minimal logos. My last Madone was a rolling billboard and attracted too much unwanted attention.

Still, it was easily recognizable that it had Sram Red...
01-06-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By GlennR

Just get fenders. I have a set of SKS fenders....

Just get fenders. I have a set of SKS fenders. They attach with straps so no bungs are needed. They only take a few seconds to put on and remove.

https://www.glenn-ring.com/emonda/fenders.jpg
01-05-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,494
Posted By GlennR

I'm 66 at the end of the month and regularly ride...

I'm 66 at the end of the month and regularly ride with 15mph wind. I've ridden in 30+mph gusts at times.
01-03-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,619
Posted By GlennR

https://coresites-cdn-adm.imgix.net/twc/wp-content...

https://coresites-cdn-adm.imgix.net/twc/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/dad-meme.jpg?fit=crop&w=510&h=285
01-03-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,619
Posted By GlennR

Its not the weight,if it was i'd put light weight...

Its not the weight,if it was i'd put light weight water in my bidon and helium in my tires.

Presta caps a t!ts on a bull. They serve no purpose.
12-30-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By GlennR

I've been busy. ...

I've been busy.

https://i.imgur.com/A9baC2w.jpg

Not a golfer, but I do ride through Bethpage Black and there's a bench and water tap at the 15th hole.
https://i.imgur.com/HpxRhB8.jpg
12-30-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,619
Posted By GlennR

Yes it is. ...

Yes it is.
https://www.glenn-ring.com/pemp/Beetle-2019.jpg

https://www.glenn-ring.com/pemp/2180_8.jpg
12-30-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,619
Posted By GlennR

My Zipp wheels have the decal at the valve stem...

My Zipp wheels have the decal at the valve stem opening. Also many cyclists put the tire logo at the valve stem for that reason. So unless you need triple redundancy, you can leave off the cap.
...
12-29-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,619
Posted By GlennR

If you want "sexy" just ride behind me...

If you want "sexy" just ride behind me ;)
12-29-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,619
Posted By GlennR

Sorry, but my stem extensions are not threaded.

Sorry, but my stem extensions are not threaded.
12-29-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,619
Posted By GlennR

It was bent by the pump head. Just replace...

It was bent by the pump head.

Just replace the core with a new one.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,806
Posted By GlennR

Fear is relative, I ride on Long Island, home of...

Fear is relative, I ride on Long Island, home of the giant SUVs and crazy people driving them. You get used to them hitting your elbow with the right side mirror.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,806
Posted By GlennR

Lobster gloves

So winter is finally here and temps are in the low to mid 30s.

I already own a pair of Pearl Izumi 5 finger winter gloves, but my finger tips are cold and I need to stop to warm them after 40...
Forum: Northeast
12-26-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,122
Views: 280,225
Posted By GlennR

Been a busy year. ...

Been a busy year.

https://i.imgur.com/A9baC2w.jpg
Forum: Northeast
12-18-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,122
Views: 280,225
Posted By GlennR

It's amazing how filthy your bike can get if you...

It's amazing how filthy your bike can get if you don't clean it for a month and ride it on wet roads with lots of leaves and debris.

I spend a good 3 hours removing the cassette, chain and jockey...
12-09-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,921
Posted By GlennR

Since I do 90% of my own work, i don't give...

Since I do 90% of my own work, i don't give holiday tips. I do stop by the LBS fairly often, since it's on my way home from a ride and next to a good bagel shop, so I know the manager/mechanic. I did...
12-09-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,050
Posted By GlennR

In 2015 i bought a Trek Emonda SLR with Red 22....

In 2015 i bought a Trek Emonda SLR with Red 22. In 2016 I upgraded to Red eTap. Since then i've put over 30,000 miles and it still brings a smile to my face every time i ride it.

It was a Project...
Forum: Northeast
12-09-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3,122
Views: 280,225
Posted By GlennR

Burrrrr... 36*F today, but I still got out for 30...

Burrrrr... 36*F today, but I still got out for 30 miles.

Gotta put your "big boy pants" on and a few more layers and get out. The winter hasn't even started.
12-04-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,936
Posted By GlennR

Wasn't there a topic like this yesterday, last...

Wasn't there a topic like this yesterday, last week, last month, last year....

I just wave when I jump on someone's wheel.
11-13-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,149
Posted By GlennR

My Emonda SLR handles like a Ferrari ...

My Emonda SLR handles like a Ferrari
https://www.glenn-ring.com/emonda/preserve.jpg

My SuperX handles like a Escalade
https://www.glenn-ring.com/emonda/SuperX_Bethpage.JPG
11-08-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,228
Posted By GlennR

They should be as careful when making condoms....

They should be as careful when making condoms. The ramifications are longer lasting.
11-04-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,664
Posted By GlennR

I would never do business with anyone that did...

I would never do business with anyone that did that.

I would also complain directly to Trek.

Leaving a deposit on a order is a contract.
11-03-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,664
Posted By GlennR

If you placed an order and gave a deposit, they...

If you placed an order and gave a deposit, they will honor the price.
11-02-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,615
Posted By GlennR

There's more to wheels than price and aero. ...

There's more to wheels than price and aero.

First is the budget, a 20 year old might not have the disposable income of a 50 year old.

I've only owned 2 sets of carbon wheels. I has Easton for 3...
10-27-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,439
Posted By GlennR

Bad things happen to people all the time. I...

Bad things happen to people all the time.

I wish I was wealthy like Jeff Bezos and help everyone that asks, but i'm just a poor retired slob on a fixed income. So I can only help family and try to...
10-20-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By GlennR

This might help... I dismantle the bike every...

This might help... I dismantle the bike every winter and use a ultrasonic cleaner, with just hot water and Dawn,to clean the parts. But I do clean the cassette with Simple Green and a tooth brush...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,862
Posted By GlennR

I have a Road and CX bike.

I have a Road and CX bike.
10-18-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By GlennR

Yes it is. Seriously I clean the bike every...

Yes it is.

Seriously I clean the bike every week which is around 150 miles.


I have a CX bike that is my winter and foul weather bike. I ride it about 1000 miles a year in rain, snow and wit...
10-18-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By GlennR

Soap and water. After 20,000+ miles ...

Soap and water.

After 20,000+ miles
https://i.imgur.com/m2S6Cvz.jpg
10-14-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,733
Posted By GlennR

Favorite whine: "Damn it's raining again. I...

Favorite whine:

"Damn it's raining again. I don't want to ride in the rain and I hate getting wet".
10-10-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,428
Posted By GlennR

You first, at my age I rather not hit the...

You first, at my age I rather not hit the pavement.
10-09-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,428
Posted By GlennR

But if you are out of the saddle when it skips...

But if you are out of the saddle when it skips you can go down and hit the pavement.
To me, cleaning and maintaining my bike is part of the experience
10-08-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,428
Posted By GlennR

I think the Park tool is a bit more "idiot"...

I think the Park tool is a bit more "idiot" proof, and I need all the help I can get ;)
10-07-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,428
Posted By GlennR

I have the $10 version, works like a charm. I get...

I have the $10 version, works like a charm. I get around 3000 miles before the .5 drops in.
https://www.parktool.com/assets/img/product/_productEnlarged/CC-3.2_001.jpg
09-29-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By GlennR

Sure but it's not cheap.

Sure but it's not cheap.
Forum: Northeast
09-25-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By GlennR

Jones Beach weather

As we all know the weather, specifically the wind and direction at Jones Beach is very different than the weather at Cedar Creek.

I found a weather station located at the main mall at the southern...
09-19-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,135
Posted By GlennR

Best accessory i've purchased. ...

Best accessory i've purchased.
https://www.glenn-ring.com/emonda/fenders.jpg
09-19-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,740
Views: 734,498
Posted By GlennR

https://i.imgur.com/lmiMrAA.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lmiMrAA.jpg
09-18-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,597
Posted By GlennR

You're about 17 months too late.

You're about 17 months too late.
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