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07-11-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 107
Posted By Iride01

Last bike I had that had a gear indicator was a 3...

Last bike I had that had a gear indicator was a 3 speed english racer in the late 60's. I know it's slightly more common on mountain bikes, but are they really needed?

As for DIYing them, if...
07-11-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Iride01

Carbonfiberboy Interesting. I assumed this was...

Carbonfiberboy Interesting. I assumed this was another of those "altitude mask" questions.

I do find some benefit in other things to periodically do some very deep breathing exercises.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Iride01

MUPs around here got real crowded with newbies. ...

MUPs around here got real crowded with newbies. Both walkers and cyclist. Roads were empty till about a month and a half ago. So staying on the road then made more sense.

MUP has gotten a...
07-11-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 168
Posted By Iride01

Durn..... so much for googling. All the pic's...

Durn..... so much for googling. All the pic's showed a square taper as did several on eBay I looked at. Still same advice though.
Octalink and ISIS are two different types of splined spindles. ...
07-11-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 180
Posted By Iride01

These offer some more reasoned thinking on it. ...

These offer some more reasoned thinking on it. The bike I had the shimmy in was a very tall frame and headset.

Scroll about halfway down in this first article....
07-11-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 180
Posted By Iride01

Some bikes do it at lower speeds and some don't...

Some bikes do it at lower speeds and some don't do it at all. Or at least not at speeds I've gotten too, which aren't as fast as you guys apparently can go. Never seemed to matter about tires,...
07-11-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By Iride01

I've had issues with the Ride app since its last...

I've had issues with the Ride app since its last update a month or so ago. While I haven't had any known troubles while on a ride, I have had it loose my helmet paring between some rides even though...
07-11-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 168
Posted By Iride01

Yep, I quit using square tapers long ago. Too...

Yep, I quit using square tapers long ago. Too much to consider. Even the fact that some are JIS and there were other square taper standards back in the day made for complications.
07-11-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Iride01

What are you training for? It's sort of like...

What are you training for?

It's sort of like riding a heavy bike for training and then using a light bike for competition. You suddenly feel like and see a big performance boost.

However if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,123
Posted By Iride01

While I love being in low humidity areas for...

While I love being in low humidity areas for anything that isn't about long hard levels of exertion. I've wondered if in those climates I'd miss some of the things that clue me into when I'm doing...
07-11-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,318
Posted By Iride01

I don't think strength is directly related to...

I don't think strength is directly related to muscle mass. I've seen some spindly arm people pick up way more than I can. And I've seen some guys with massive toned looking biceps that can't lift...
07-11-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Iride01

Put your pics up on a pic hosting site then write...

Put your pics up on a pic hosting site then write the URL to that pic in your plain text of your post. You might have to remove the https:// or change the '.' to 'dot'.

If you use google photos,...
07-11-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Posted By Iride01

Problem I see with the discussion is that over...

Problem I see with the discussion is that over the decades various versions of each group shifted better or worse than another version of the same product tier. IE, 105 5800 shifted much better than...
07-11-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 168
Posted By Iride01

They are square taper JIS to the spindle. So just...

They are square taper JIS to the spindle. So just get any other square taper JIS that suits your fancy and is appropriate for that bike. REI might have some suggestions if you bought the bike from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 457
Posted By Iride01

Why would it be a guess. You have years of...

Why would it be a guess. You have years of experience and should know what works well for you on what road surface on what size tire and bike.

There is nothing random about the guess. Certainly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 457
Posted By Iride01

I think people take this low pressure is faster...

I think people take this low pressure is faster thing way too far. While I understand the concept of rough roads imparting a energy vector in the wrong direction for tires exceeding "optimal" psi. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 637
Posted By Iride01

Auto calibrate varies from mfr to mfr and even...

Auto calibrate varies from mfr to mfr and even between devices. However auto calibrate can be very accurate. Or if when the auto calibrate is being done you are in poor reception, then it can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,056
Posted By Iride01

spelger A hard climb is subjective for the very...

spelger A hard climb is subjective for the very things you listed. And also what's hard for me might be a blip for someone else.

Even in professional cycling where climbs are categorized there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,123
Posted By Iride01

No limit so far. However if I were in areas...

No limit so far. However if I were in areas where shade is scarce I might change my habits. Here, I do think about which routes are more shady on the near 100F and higher days. Looks like we have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 457
Posted By Iride01

Formulas don't know what your road surface and...

Formulas don't know what your road surface and other riding conditions are. If you have smooth roads with fine aggregate, you can pump those tires up to a much higher pressure than a chip seal road...
07-10-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 875
Posted By Iride01

I've had allen set screws and counter sunk allen...

I've had allen set screws and counter sunk allen socket head cap screws crack in the corner of the socket. Makes them pretty near impossible to remove without a lot of cussing. Any torque applied...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 637
Posted By Iride01

If glitches bother you then you should probably...

If glitches bother you then you should probably give up the gps too. Eventually everything has glitches.

If you haven't had any reception issues with your current GPS that caused a difference in...
07-09-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Posted By Iride01

Shifting wise? Weight wise? Some other quality?...

Shifting wise? Weight wise? Some other quality? Depends on what you want to compare.

Shifting wise I think that Shimano 105 5800 shifts as good or almost as good as Ultegra 6800. When those two...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 637
Posted By Iride01

How much will you be bummed out if poor satellite...

How much will you be bummed out if poor satellite reception or some other interference messes up a ride? Otherwise your gps alone is probably accurate enough for distance. Time, it'll do nothing...
07-09-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By Iride01

Is there a part number stamped on them somewhere?...

Is there a part number stamped on them somewhere? BL-6208 or BR-6208?
BR= right brake lever
BL= left brake lever

Don't know that it makes a difference if you'd rather have your levers angle the...
07-09-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Iride01

This seems a plausible part of probably many...

This seems a plausible part of probably many reasons for Froome switching:

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/analysis-the-froome-speculation-train-has-left-the-station/
07-09-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 875
Posted By Iride01

This soon to be eight year old article popped up:...

This soon to be eight year old article popped up: https://www.slowtwitch.com/Tech/Bolt_Tech_-_Will_Torx_Win__3170.html
07-09-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 875
Posted By Iride01

I always love the conspiracy theory folks that...

I always love the conspiracy theory folks that think things are done to put a hardship on DIY'ers.

Wait till you learn what a safety torx is! (also known as a security torx)

There are...
07-09-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By Iride01

Here too. Carrying 2.5 extra pounds in my back...

Here too. Carrying 2.5 extra pounds in my back jersey pockets is annoying. Previously I could just take some powdered mix in a small envelope or pill bottle and dump in when I refilled my bottles....
07-09-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Iride01

I'm really surprised he went. But then again,...

I'm really surprised he went. But then again, look at all the quarter backs that after a long successful career with the same team and many fans wondering why they don't retire in their prime. Then...
07-09-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 601
Posted By Iride01

My manual method of placing a finger on my radial...

My manual method of placing a finger on my radial artery doesn't have ant+ capability. So I won't be able to review it later and match to my other data since I can't take notes fast enough while...
07-09-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 875
Posted By Iride01

I wasn't aware of a fascination either. I've...

I wasn't aware of a fascination either.

I've been wondering why the bike industry is still using Philips for tiny adjustment screw so long. Torx is definitely the way to go for small screws. Or...
07-09-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 631
Posted By Iride01

Don't know that I've ever seen an intentional...

Don't know that I've ever seen an intentional detent in a headset. But that sort of made me wonder if a bearing is missing in the headset. Or just not tightened properly.
07-09-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Iride01

Pretty much. You do want the pinch bolts on the...

Pretty much. You do want the pinch bolts on the stem loose enough to let it move freely.

We are talking about when it's installed in the headset though. Not removed as I previously posted.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,056
Posted By Iride01

Mainly just #2...

Mainly just #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) of what MoAlpha said :

You only are able to go max effort for a short time. That'll increase some the more often...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,056
Posted By Iride01

Climb, descend, repeat. Three times a week...

Climb, descend, repeat.

Three times a week or more.
07-08-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By Iride01

There is a sign for that too. "Cyclist May Use...

There is a sign for that too. "Cyclist May Use Full Lane".

We have them on the Natchez Trace, which is a Federal Park Service jurisdiction. And it's been appearing on many of the roads and...
07-08-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By Iride01

I don't abuse my privilege. At least I don't...

I don't abuse my privilege. At least I don't think so. I do pull over at times when there is something to pull over on safely. But I'm not pulling over for every car that wants to pass at the...
07-08-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By Iride01

I read that you people out there have a lot of...

I read that you people out there have a lot of hot head drivers that hate cyclists. So maybe you shouldn't do it there. But here, I stay far enough from the edge of the road that they can't pass when...
07-08-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By Iride01

Any of the hundreds of bikes out there might be...

Any of the hundreds of bikes out there might be the "best" for you. If you are going to require that it have an upright posture, I have no clue. I have a four inch drop from seat to bars. And I'm 62....
07-08-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By Iride01

We have signs on the roads and highways stating...

We have signs on the roads and highways stating that here. Many states have adopted the same or similar exception:

But I guess if you can't find it in your states laws that's a problem. Most I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,021
Posted By Iride01

Air flow through the helmet was always one of the...

Air flow through the helmet was always one of the most important considerations for helmets I get. Another is how low do they come in front. Too high and you have an unprotected forehead. Too low...
07-08-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By Iride01

When your body converts it's various energy...

When your body converts it's various energy stores to energy, typically there is a certain amount of water created or freed up in the processes that go on during the conversion. So I'd always...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,362
Posted By Iride01

I always liked rim brakes and to me it simplifies...

I always liked rim brakes and to me it simplifies the issues if you ever have to borrow a wheel from someone during some important event. However when looking for my new bike I thought about how some...
07-08-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 973
Posted By Iride01

I love pickles too. Both sweet and dill. Just...

I love pickles too. Both sweet and dill. Just not while riding. I've been on rides where they offered the branded Pickle Juice product at rest stops, but for some reason the smell just turns me...
07-08-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,064
Posted By Iride01

I don't care for cold drink while riding in hot...

I don't care for cold drink while riding in hot temps. My bottles are uninsulated and just are whatever temp they are. I've always felt that cold water doesn't get absorbed as fast in your gut. I...
07-08-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By Iride01

Cones too tight. edit: Or maybe not. I...

Cones too tight.


edit:
Or maybe not. I guess they don't use cones. ...... https://eu.ritcheylogic.com/eu_en/magb1/download/index/type/catalog_category/id/47/
07-08-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Iride01

Nope. Lettering just needs to be seen from the...

Nope. Lettering just needs to be seen from the drive side. Usually, unless your chain is flat going down one side of the sideplates.

Seems to be just chance how the robot grabbed the sideplate...
07-08-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By Iride01

I've always been a sweater. I sweat gallons at...

I've always been a sweater. I sweat gallons at the slightest bit of outdoor activity and I've always been an outdoor person and worked and played in the heat extremes of summer all my life. Maybe...
07-07-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By Iride01

Long time when starting to ride regularly I...

Long time when starting to ride regularly I didn't know squat about hydration. I did however think to weigh myself before and after a ride. Sometimes I was losing five pounds on a ride. Just fluid...
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