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Forum: Framebuilders
06-23-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By pennpaul

No to the last part. The bike is already...

No to the last part.

The bike is already packed and I move back to the US this summer. When the bike (and the rest of my stuff) is delivered to our house, I'm going to try to file the claim (after...
06-20-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By pennpaul

​​​​​:eek: I don't think I've even done...

​​​​​:eek:

I don't think I've even done 12hrs outside on the road in a day.
06-19-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By pennpaul

Same here. It hasn't solved everything for...

Same here.

It hasn't solved everything for me, but I put a double layer of foam garage mat under my trainer and raise up my front wheel to get the bike back to level.

I find it's not the extra...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-18-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By pennpaul

I can't help you with ride, but you try to find a...

I can't help you with ride, but you try to find a meetup or create one on meetup.com for your area
06-17-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,703
Posted By pennpaul

I nixxed a house on our search because all the...

I nixxed a house on our search because all the roads leading up to it required some pretty steep climbs. I told my wife I couldn't imagine going out for a ride and then having to finish by climbing...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By pennpaul

Yes, they can be adjusted! Good idea. I'll have...

Yes, they can be adjusted! Good idea. I'll have to check that out. Maybe once I stuff the bags and they puff out and aren't so flat against the bike, my heel won't touch.
06-14-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By pennpaul

Hustle was a good movie and I'm not even a...

Hustle was a good movie and I'm not even a basketball fan. As someone said above, it wasn't the Wall, but some streets over. I've ridden the Wall a few times. I was 25 years younger and a lot...
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By pennpaul

I received the rack (Topeak Super Tourist) today...

I received the rack (Topeak Super Tourist) today and mounted it loosely to share pictures. I will say the bike doesn't look so sporty anymore.
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06-13-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,302
Posted By pennpaul

I'm almost exactly your size and weight. I...

I'm almost exactly your size and weight.

I really like my Aerotech Gel Touring Bib shorts in 2XL. They have mesh pockets on each leg which are kind of meh but sometimes handy. The chamois is...
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By pennpaul

Arkel and Topeak were very helpful. Arkel...

Arkel and Topeak were very helpful. Arkel responded that the aluminum clip just rotates into place to lock and doesn't need a special rack. My rack clip can be upgraded to their new camlocks later...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By pennpaul

How wide are most rear non-disc racks? I don't...

How wide are most rear non-disc racks? I don't know how much width the disc adds and I don't have another bike to compare. My eyelets at the dropouts are about 7" apart. Is that what most people...
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By pennpaul

Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By pennpaul

Ah, duh. Yes, there is an eyelet behind the...

Ah, duh. Yes, there is an eyelet behind the dropout of the fork (I completely missed that he said "fork"). There's no bolt like in the other spots, but a threaded hole. The bolt in the mid-fork...
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By pennpaul

There's no other eyelet behind the lever. It's...

There's no other eyelet behind the lever. It's just the 3 you see in the picture.

That makes sense about the disc-compatible racks now. I thought it was more something about how wide the rack...
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By pennpaul

Newb needs help with pannier and rack

I have a Diamond Hanjo gravel bike that I want to add a rack and panniers to. I bought a pair of used Arkel bikepacking panniers (28L, I think) on eBay, but the rack attachment is older than the...
06-05-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,305
Posted By pennpaul

​​​​​​IMHO, I think this, especially the first...

​​​​​​IMHO, I think this, especially the first paragraph, is the best advice. You're riding alone but still in a group. Point out the road hazards to riders behind you and let riders ahead know a...
05-26-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,227
Posted By pennpaul

Totally naive question. I used Di2 on a rental...

Totally naive question. I used Di2 on a rental bike once. It was cool. I have a bike computer (not HH). Why do I care that the Di2 and HH can talk to each other? Am I shifting gears with the HH,...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-25-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By pennpaul

I asked my local bike buddies but they couldn't...

I asked my local bike buddies but they couldn't think of anyone to do it (and didn't think it would be a good idea anyway).

We leave back to the US in a couple months. This bike will rejoin me in...
05-25-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 408
Posted By pennpaul

That will definitely do it in Jerusalem!

That will definitely do it in Jerusalem!
05-24-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 408
Posted By pennpaul

I suppose the answer is "it depends". I lived in...

I suppose the answer is "it depends". I lived in Jerusalem from Jan 2018 to Dec 2019 in maybe one of the most contentious cities in the world. It was a relatively peaceful time, though. In the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-23-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By pennpaul

Framebuilders gave me an idea--try getting a...

Framebuilders gave me an idea--try getting a warranty replacement. Duh!

I'll try this route with Fuji after I've moved back. The snag is that I bought the bike almost 20 years ago from...
05-23-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By pennpaul

Mind officially blown! Yes, mine do have the...

Mind officially blown! Yes, mine do have the slits. I'll try that out!
Forum: Framebuilders
05-22-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By pennpaul

I don't have high hopes. They're owned by...

I don't have high hopes. They're owned by PGWbikes and I need to register the bike first. I don't even remember when or how much I bought it for which is on the registration form. I just know it...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-22-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By pennpaul

Yes, I am considering the warranty route. I am...

Yes, I am considering the warranty route. I am the original owner. I bought (and financed--0%) through Performance Bike in 2003 or 2004, but I think they're gone and if I do have the paperwork,...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-22-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By pennpaul

The alloy is called "x-fusion quaternary...

The alloy is called "x-fusion quaternary aluminum". It's a 2003 Fuji Team Road. Someone in an old thread in Bike Forums said it could be "a mixture of aluminum, magnesium, silicon, and copper," but...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-22-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By pennpaul

I asked a similar but different question in...

I asked a similar but different question in framebuilders, too.

I've read a little bit on the topic, too, but don't know that I've seen any first person experience with it.

Assuming it's even...
05-22-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,110
Posted By pennpaul

Titanium rear derailleur hanger

I was looking at titanium road/touring frames from various manufacturers and noticed many have integrated rear derailleur hangers. I've only owned aluminum frames (MTB, road, gravel) and they all...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-22-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By pennpaul

Can this crack be fixed?

I was washing my bike after a dirty ride yesterday and found this crack near my rear dropout which wraps nearly 3/4 of the way around. On closer inspection, the crack doesn't even look new.

It's...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-22-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By pennpaul

Welder near Frederick, MD?

I was washing my road bike after yesterday's ride and found a crack near my rear dropout. I don't know how long it's been there but it's there. It seems to run nearly 3/4 of the way around!

It's...
05-22-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By pennpaul

Same. The Core comes with different adapters...

Same.

The Core comes with different adapters to fit your bike's specific dropout situation, and for disc bikes, you use your bike's threaded skewer, not the included QR one.
05-20-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By pennpaul

Bike shoe tongue rub

I wear Sidi Megas on my gravel bike (which is now on a Wahoo Kickr). The Sidis have a stiff leather-ish tongue material and the top of the tongue rubs the top of my left foot over the ankle through...
05-18-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By pennpaul

Thought posting the link from the flyer would be...

Thought posting the link from the flyer would be easier for people to find the event details...
05-18-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By pennpaul

A comparison of old and new regarding speed,...

A comparison of old and new regarding speed, comfort, etc

https://youtu.be/J0pYS1eeU2A
Synopsis, you probably won't go a whole lot faster on a new bike, but you'll probably enjoy the ride more.
05-17-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By pennpaul

I've not seen his bike up close, but he said the...

I've not seen his bike up close, but he said the shifters are Avanti, too, which I assume must be like 105 vs Ultegra. I shared your feedback with him and he thinks it should work.

Thanks,
Paul
05-16-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By pennpaul

Options for broken Campy Avanti front derailleur?

I'm trying to help out a friend. The clamp on his front Campy Avanti derailleur broke the other day. His bike (some kind of Specialized) is prob 30 years old and a replacement derailleur is slim...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-08-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By pennpaul

Not quite arks, but they are in pairs. Two...

Not quite arks, but they are in pairs.

Two construction barges working on the Potomac River broke loose near Williamsport and floated down to Harper's Ferry. That's probably at least a 30mile...
05-03-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By pennpaul

I was running an 11-speed 11-32 with 46/36 in the...

I was running an 11-speed 11-32 with 46/36 in the front. I went to an 11-40 with 50/36. To make the change, I just needed the bigger cassette, a longer chain, and a Roadlink from Wolftooth.
Forum: Northeast
04-28-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By pennpaul

Thanks for that website. Brrrr.....I've been...

Thanks for that website.

Brrrr.....I've been living in the tropics for nearly the past 2 years. Luckily I'm well insulated.
Forum: Northeast
04-28-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By pennpaul

Russ, thanks for taking the time to provide an...

Russ, thanks for taking the time to provide an excellent breakdown of the route! I ride a similar tire so that's good to read.
Forum: Northeast
04-26-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By pennpaul

Erie Canal tour in October. Weather?

I'm thinking about doing a credit card tour of the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany in October? Looking at the past 5 years of weather data on Weather Underground, it seems like rain shouldn't...
04-24-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By pennpaul

How about you mark out with tape on the floor the...

How about you mark out with tape on the floor the ideal spot for the trainer? Then you can put it back to the same spot every time?
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By pennpaul

I'll be back in the US by that point so all...

I'll be back in the US by that point so all domestic travel.



Thanks for that link.



Cost is definitely a consideration. I'll be coming from the DC area. I'm going to have to work on my...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By pennpaul

Logistics for getting to the tour start?

The longest "unsupported" tour I've done is one night in a motel along the C&O. I carried my clothes and snacks and bought dinner in town. I rented a car to drive to the start (Cumberland), and my...
04-18-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By pennpaul

I bought 52 and 36 rings for my spare crank and...

I bought 52 and 36 rings for my spare crank and swapped in the new BB and crank yesterday. Did my first ride with it on my trainer tonight. The new, black crankset isn't as stylish as the old,...
04-16-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By pennpaul

I do have a level surface for the Core so it's...

I do have a level surface for the Core so it's not an issue for me. To give me a little side to side sway (and comfort), I put a thick foam mat under the Core.

Would a mat like that be enough to...
04-16-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,031
Posted By pennpaul

More of a curiosity, for people who went single...

More of a curiosity, for people who went single sided to double sided, how different was the power between legs?
04-11-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,342
Posted By pennpaul

My concern would be getting to your vacation spot...

My concern would be getting to your vacation spot and not being able to find a bike.

Some guys in my group have bought used (but excellent) bikes on the local market but only because we're friends...
03-27-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By pennpaul

Just did a 30min Z1/2 recovery ride. It's...

Just did a 30min Z1/2 recovery ride. It's definitely the way to go! Putting on the bib shorts was fun, and while the leg soreness is still there, it's not as intense as before. My ankle (which I...
03-27-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By pennpaul

Recovery ride for non-bike related soreness

I'm basically looking for an excuse to get on my trainer. I went for a long, hard for me hike up a volcano yesterday, and today my legs are sore. If I had done this on a bike (I actually passed on...
03-21-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By pennpaul

OK, good to know that persuasion is OK and that...

OK, good to know that persuasion is OK and that many others have experienced this, too. Thanks.

There are plenty of bike shops I could visit--just don't feel like it. I'm more annoyed at myself...
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