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Bought a new helmet. POC Omne Spin. It was $105 on clearance and is a :gay: peach / orange color.

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Where can I get decent bar tape that is camo? I dicked mine up last time I was out.
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What are y’all using for rear lights? Current poverty one died. Probably just a battery but I didn’t like it anyway.
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Johnny_P wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:12 pm What are y’all using for rear lights? Current poverty one died. Probably just a battery but I didn’t like it anyway.
I have Cygolites front and back, they seem to be pretty robust and quite bright.
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Johnny_P wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:12 pm What are y’all using for rear lights? Current poverty one died. Probably just a battery but I didn’t like it anyway.
I have Cygolites front and back, they seem to be pretty robust and quite bright.
I have 2 sets of them, so far so good. The small cube one (50 lumen) isn't very bright in the daytime though, so I would recommend the 150 set.

https://www.amazon.com/CYGOLITE-LIGHT-C ... 07545T4Y9/

After I got hit last year I actually bought the 350 but that's probably overkill for most people.
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troyguitar wrote: Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:24 am
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I have Cygolites front and back, they seem to be pretty robust and quite bright.
I have 2 sets of them, so far so good. The small cube one (50 lumen) isn't very bright in the daytime though, so I would recommend the 150 set.

https://www.amazon.com/CYGOLITE-LIGHT-C ... 07545T4Y9/

After I got hit last year I actually bought the 350 but that's probably overkill for most people.
:dat: is the set I have, it’s pretty bright, I ride at night with them from time to time.

Great customer service as well, I dropped the headlight on pavement and they fixed it for me free even though it was totally my fault.
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The slowness continues. I did a whopping 14.8 mph today at 162 bpm.

I guess I need to give up on the idea of ever riding with other people. I'll never be able to keep up.
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troyguitar wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:16 pm The slowness continues. I did a whopping 14.8 mph today at 162 bpm.

I guess I need to give up on the idea of ever riding with other people. I'll never be able to keep up.
:iono: that is plenty fast enough for many of the groups here. It's just tricky finding the right people that aren't either too fast or too slow. My wife did her first ever group ride Sunday, 12 miles through the city before beers/brunch at a brewery. It was a whopping 12 miles in like 80 minutes :lolol: Still fun though, we got my buddy and his gf to join and it was just a bit healthier version of hanging at a brewery.

I also tend to get a bit faster when it's cooler, so you may add an MPH come Novemberish.

I think I need to order some GP5000TL in 28 mm, my current 25mm rear tire is looking pretty worn down. What's the best way to determine when to replace? No cords showing yet but it is pretty flat in the center... these things aren't cheap and it's only been eight months, I don't want to replace early unnecessarily. 2,808 miles on the bike/tires as of this morning.
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2,800 miles, dang. I think I have about 25 on the Emonda. No idea why I bought this thing.
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troyguitar wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:16 pm The slowness continues. I did a whopping 14.8 mph today at 162 bpm.

I guess I need to give up on the idea of ever riding with other people. I'll never be able to keep up.
:iono: that is plenty fast enough for many of the groups here. It's just tricky finding the right people that aren't either too fast or too slow. My wife did her first ever group ride Sunday, 12 miles through the city before beers/brunch at a brewery. It was a whopping 12 miles in like 80 minutes Imageol: Still fun though, we got my buddy and his gf to join and it was just a bit healthier version of hanging at a brewery.

I also tend to get a bit faster when it's cooler, so you may add an MPH come Novemberish.

I think I need to order some GP5000TL in 28 mm, my current 25mm rear tire is looking pretty worn down. What's the best way to determine when to replace? No cords showing yet but it is pretty flat in the center... these things aren't cheap and it's only been eight months, I don't want to replace early unnecessarily. 2,808 miles on the bike/tires as of this morning.
Replace when you start getting flats. Otherwise :aintcare:
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coogles wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:05 pm 2,800 miles, dang. I think I have about 25 on the Emonda. No idea why I bought this thing.
3,927 for the year so far in total miles biked, I am surprised by how much I am still putting on the Raleigh just :derp: around. I was riding to the office for a bit, but only two days/week for a month before that was shut down again.

You'll have more time eventually.

How are you liking it?
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troyguitar wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:17 pm
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:iono: that is plenty fast enough for many of the groups here. It's just tricky finding the right people that aren't either too fast or too slow. My wife did her first ever group ride Sunday, 12 miles through the city before beers/brunch at a brewery. It was a whopping 12 miles in like 80 minutes Imageol: Still fun though, we got my buddy and his gf to join and it was just a bit healthier version of hanging at a brewery.

I also tend to get a bit faster when it's cooler, so you may add an MPH come Novemberish.

I think I need to order some GP5000TL in 28 mm, my current 25mm rear tire is looking pretty worn down. What's the best way to determine when to replace? No cords showing yet but it is pretty flat in the center... these things aren't cheap and it's only been eight months, I don't want to replace early unnecessarily. 2,808 miles on the bike/tires as of this morning.
Replace when you start getting flats. Otherwise :aintcare:
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They are expensive. I may order a set so that I actually get them in two or three months when they're needed.
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D Griff wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:23 pm
coogles wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:05 pm 2,800 miles, dang. I think I have about 25 on the Emonda. No idea why I bought this thing.
3,927 for the year so far in total miles biked, I am surprised by how much I am still putting on the Raleigh just :derp: around. I was riding to the office for a bit, but only two days/week for a month before that was shut down again.

You'll have more time eventually.

How are you liking it?
Honestly? I wish I'd have bought the hybrid. My old 26" MTB is handling the neighborhood duties and it's just incredibly slow, and I'd get a lot more use out of something like the Trek FX I almost bought than the Emonda. Getting on the Emonda for 30 minutes to do a quick loop around the 'burbs and then plop back in front of the computer is a pretty :flaccid: experience on top of that. I'd just as soon hop on the Peloton with some music, some motivation, and without having to constantly watch for cars. I looked into offing it to TPC already but they've stopped taking bikes. The bike overall is great, though. It's comfortable, and tubeless 28s at 80psi really help kill the road buzz.

If anybody wants it, hit me up. I can have it professionally boxed and will ship.
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Damn 80 psi? I run 60 psi on my 25s.
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troyguitar wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:19 pm Damn 80 psi? I run 60 psi on my 25s.
No idea, that's just what the shop recommended. I filled this out and it came back with 69(nice) up front and 73 out back for me.

https://axs.sram.com/guides/tire/pressure
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I'm probably :wrong: but the cobbles around here feel brutal to me at 70+ psi. Dropping to 60 is the only way that the 25s feel tolerable.
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troyguitar wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:49 pm I'm probably :wrong: but the cobbles around here feel brutal to me at 70+ psi. Dropping to 60 is the only way that the 25s feel tolerable.
I'm quite a bit heavier than you, I'm sure you can get away with lower pressures than I can.
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troyguitar wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:49 pm I'm probably :wrong: but the cobbles around here feel brutal to me at 70+ psi. Dropping to 60 is the only way that the 25s feel tolerable.
I prefer 25 front 30 rear for cobbles
On 38s
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coogles wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:31 pm
D Griff wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:23 pm

3,927 for the year so far in total miles biked, I am surprised by how much I am still putting on the Raleigh just :derp: around. I was riding to the office for a bit, but only two days/week for a month before that was shut down again.

You'll have more time eventually.

How are you liking it?
Honestly? I wish I'd have bought the hybrid. My old 26" MTB is handling the neighborhood duties and it's just incredibly slow, and I'd get a lot more use out of something like the Trek FX I almost bought than the Emonda. Getting on the Emonda for 30 minutes to do a quick loop around the 'burbs and then plop back in front of the computer is a pretty :flaccid: experience on top of that. I'd just as soon hop on the Peloton with some music, some motivation, and without having to constantly watch for cars. I looked into offing it to TPC already but they've stopped taking bikes. The bike overall is great, though. It's comfortable, and tubeless 28s at 80psi really help kill the road buzz.

If anybody wants it, hit me up. I can have it professionally boxed and will ship.
What size is it? 56?
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I played bikes today. Just some dirt stuff with a friend at dad pace. Felt good to get out for a bit. The All City is a champ. Most enjoyable bike I've ever owned.

A friend and I are thinking of starting up a weekly Tuesday night gravel ride. Not sure. But we'd like to. There's only one gravel ride in Philly now and it apparently kind of sucks. But 30 ish miles and ending at a brewery are a possibility...
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Johnny_P wrote:I played bikes today. Just some dirt stuff with a friend at dad pace. Felt good to get out for a bit. The All City is a champ. Most enjoyable bike I've ever owned.

A friend and I are thinking of starting up a weekly Tuesday night gravel ride. Not sure. But we'd like to. There's only one gravel ride in Philly now and it apparently kind of sucks. But 30 ish miles and ending at a brewery are a possibility...
Start at a brewery. Gotta fuel your ride.
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troyguitar wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:05 pm
Johnny_P wrote:I played bikes today. Just some dirt stuff with a friend at dad pace. Felt good to get out for a bit. The All City is a champ. Most enjoyable bike I've ever owned.

A friend and I are thinking of starting up a weekly Tuesday night gravel ride. Not sure. But we'd like to. There's only one gravel ride in Philly now and it apparently kind of sucks. But 30 ish miles and ending at a brewery are a possibility...
Start at a brewery. Gotta fuel your ride.
Yeah the goal is get out of the house and away from responsibilities for a bit. Bikes are optional lol.
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Johnny_P wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:59 pm What size is it? 56?
56, yep. Probably too small for you unfortunately.
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coogles wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:16 am
Johnny_P wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:59 pm What size is it? 56?
56, yep. Probably too small for you unfortunately.
Yeah bummer
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Johnny_P wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:02 pm I played bikes today. Just some dirt stuff with a friend at dad pace. Felt good to get out for a bit. The All City is a champ. Most enjoyable bike I've ever owned.

A friend and I are thinking of starting up a weekly Tuesday night gravel ride. Not sure. But we'd like to. There's only one gravel ride in Philly now and it apparently kind of sucks. But 30 ish miles and ending at a brewery are a possibility...
:doit:

This is the challenge with group riding though, 80% of them are surrounded by alcohol, if you start doing multiple weeknight group rides, next thing you know you're full :drunk: status. You deserve it and could use it :doe:

Curious what a 'gravel ride' in Philly would be like. It's funny, I see people here riding gravel bikes on the road all of the time, but :notsure: where they actually take them other than slowly on road. I've never seen a gravel bike on any of the hundreds of miles of MTB trails here and there are no gravel roads without driving 45+ minutes. There are some hard packed gravel greenways but a road bike on 25s does fine there and they're paving more and more of it.

I love the idea of gravel riding and am often tempted to get gravel tires on my current wheels and get some :fancy: wheels for road, but just :notsure: where I would actually use it living in a city. Other cities may be different :doe:
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troyguitar wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:19 pm Damn 80 psi? I run 60 psi on my 25s.
Tubeless? The one time I went out at sub 75 PSI, I got two pinchflats in the first three miles... I am 180 pounds :doe: , so I think a good bit more than you?
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