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Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By Iride01

As far as online ordering of bikes, I'd trust...

As far as online ordering of bikes, I'd trust them.

But you have to be able to do some assembly. If you aren't familiar with working on bicycles, you might muck something up. And how good are...
04-08-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 68
Posted By Iride01

Bike makers will mix and match components to be...

Bike makers will mix and match components to be able to price the bike at the price point they want it to sell at, so Tektro brakes with Tiagra shifters does not tell us much.

You should be able...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By Iride01

If they fit you properly and are made for the...

If they fit you properly and are made for the type of riding and road conditions you'll be on, then all bikes are good bikes.

You can get a brand new bike for just under 500 dollars and have a...
04-08-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 68
Posted By Iride01

Might just need adjusting. Sometimes the cable...

Might just need adjusting. Sometimes the cable slips in the hold fast on the DR.
Might just need a new cable. Sometimes frayed up in the shifter and that mucks things up.

Shifter might indeed...
04-08-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 187
Posted By Iride01

What type bike and what are your riding...

What type bike and what are your riding conditions that get it so dirty?

I only ride the roads and paved trails, so at most, I only wipe it off with a towel or wet-wipe. And typically I only do...
Replies: 18
Views: 182
Posted By Iride01

I have a '78 Raleigh Competition GS. I paid $180...

I have a '78 Raleigh Competition GS. I paid $180 for it used circa 2011 or '12. I too got excited about the Ebay listings for several thousand dollars. However they never sell and keep getting...
04-08-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 472
Posted By Iride01

Hard to tell from the pic. Take and match the...

Hard to tell from the pic. Take and match the threads up on the old and new. Just put them against each other and if they don't perfectly mesh together, then something is amiss. Because specs I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By Iride01

Likely 9 spd rears on both. Scott probably is...

Likely 9 spd rears on both. Scott probably is hydraulic disc brakes. Trek may or may not depending on if rim or disc.

If everything works and you have to replace nothing, then probably a good buy...
04-08-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 212
Posted By Iride01

Well yeah, I guess it's not the...

Well yeah, I guess it's not the chain................... <grin>
04-08-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 212
Posted By Iride01

Are you sure the chain isn't the culprit? ...

Are you sure the chain isn't the culprit? Perhaps it's stretched and simply slipping on that cog. I've never worn out a cog.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By Iride01

If they have not ridden a lot or for long periods...

If they have not ridden a lot or for long periods of time, then that might be a part of the issue. When I don't ride during the winter months, it takes some time for my butt to get used to it again....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By Iride01

The 54-622 is the important measurement to know. ...

The 54-622 is the important measurement to know. This is representative of the ISO or older ETRTO standard that tells you the width of the tire, 54 mm. The 622 mm is the BSD or bead seat diameter. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 281
Posted By Iride01

I don't really have an issue when e-bikes are...

I don't really have an issue when e-bikes are used for helping those that otherwise wouldn't cycle because they don't have the stamina or ability to keep up with and enjoy a ride with others. Or...
04-07-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 212
Posted By Iride01

Is this the freewheel that actually had splined...

Is this the freewheel that actually had splined sprockets that could be easily replaced? Don't know myself, but might be some interesting history if anyone here knows about it and responds.
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04-07-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 159
Posted By Iride01

Hard to compare when you don't give us the model...

Hard to compare when you don't give us the model number of the Sora on your bike. Probably similar. Have you looked at the DM for them? ...
04-07-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By Iride01

The Strava app is supposed to work with apple...

The Strava app is supposed to work with apple watches. You mentioned Stava, so I assume you use their smartphone app. Fire off an email to their support people. If they don't get back with you soon,...
04-07-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 472
Posted By Iride01

LL is probably the length of your spindle end to...

LL is probably the length of your spindle end to end. What you probably need to be concerned with it the width of your frames BB shell. And that might be some of your issue, but not likely to be...
04-07-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By Iride01

Are you certain none of them have mobile services...

Are you certain none of them have mobile services that still can operate?

I wouldn't ride it. My son has a Marlin 29'er with Bontrager AT650 rims that he bought new. He taco'd his front rim on a...
04-07-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Iride01

grade is just the roundness of the ball. 25...

grade is just the roundness of the ball. 25 millionths of an inch is probably overkill for something that will never make the balls roll even half their circumference.

But that is just IMO. ...
04-07-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Iride01

De Gendt dumped from race

Okay not really an actual live road race, but a Zwift race. He pulled more than 550 watts in a way that trended abnormally to their algorithms and dumped him out.

I thought the snarky message from...
04-07-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By Iride01

Does your severe problem mean that the wheel rim...

Does your severe problem mean that the wheel rim is folded over like a taco shell and you can't ride it? Or is it just wobbling back and forth?

If this was purchased new, did you take it back and...
04-07-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Iride01

Sorry I've been absent from the conversation and...

Sorry I've been absent from the conversation and questions ask. Curious I missed these question in the notifications, but they were ask in the time period I was having the most issues with it. ...
04-07-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Iride01

In normal times, I'd just go down to a local...

In normal times, I'd just go down to a local supplier for the local industry or a bike shop. However I've also ordered from these people and had amazing service. McMaster-Carr...
04-07-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Iride01

You have the basics correct. Double check that...

You have the basics correct. Double check that your current bearings are actually the size in the spec's. Don't overthink it. The headset doesn't even turn but a few degrees for normal riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By Iride01

Only issue on the front? Maybe scrounge or get a...

Only issue on the front? Maybe scrounge or get a new fork. Or retire that bike and get another.

My tires pick up a lot of sticks and throw them back at my son behind me. I'd not want to think...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 621
Posted By Iride01

Use laundry bags. Or those net bags you use for...

Use laundry bags. Or those net bags you use for shells and stuff while snorkeling/scuba diving. Though my son uses bibs and I don't know that he has any issue with a top loading washer. He doesn't...
04-06-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 352
Posted By Iride01

When I walk with my wife, I've only twice heard...

When I walk with my wife, I've only twice heard someone with a bell. Both were electronically generated. One was loud enough to hear from a distance and was the easily identifiable "tl'ing, t'ling"...
04-06-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

Well I went back and read the DM on my r8050...

Well I went back and read the DM on my r8050 STI's. It only recommends Shimano Mineral Oil. Since now it's easier for companies to claim their blends as a trade secret in the MSDS's now, it's a...
04-06-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

Just because someone else may have used it, do...

Just because someone else may have used it, do you want to chance messing up what on many bikes is a pretty pricey item?

Admittedly, I haven't even read what Shimano recommends for my ultegra...
04-06-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

Are you sure. I thought glycerol was plant and...

Are you sure. I thought glycerol was plant and animal sources. Mineral oil as suggested by the name "mineral" should be a petroleum product.

However I wouldn't use it in my brakes just from...
04-05-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Iride01

the lower gears are the big rear cogs.... right?

the lower gears are the big rear cogs.... right?
04-05-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By Iride01

Put it all together and ride it. Then you'll...

Put it all together and ride it. Then you'll know for sure if it's an issue. Some will move more than what we'd imagine is acceptable. In actual use it likely isn't an issue for something that...
04-04-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 139
Posted By Iride01

That's an option, but remember, if this is a new...

That's an option, but remember, if this is a new bike and you bought it from a bike shop locally, then simply take it to them and let them see it. Overwhelmingly these things are probably nothing....
04-04-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 139
Posted By Iride01

Probably normal. We all have seen that. These...

Probably normal. We all have seen that. These things weren't made with precision for space flight.

But we can't see what you are talking about either. But they do have a wobble normally.
04-04-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 139
Posted By Iride01

New bike....bought from a LBS (local bike shop). ...

New bike....bought from a LBS (local bike shop). Let them look at it, but it might just be normal wearing in. My new bike is noisier in the rear, but as I've gotten over 130 miles on it now, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By Iride01

Even the Continental Ultra Sports, the older...

Even the Continental Ultra Sports, the older version, were terrible riding compared to the Rubino Pro's or GP 5000's I have on my bikes now. Just something you won't know till you try. Perhaps only...
04-04-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By Iride01

I don't worry about the gunk on the outside of my...

I don't worry about the gunk on the outside of my chain. If I'm getting it all over me when I lean against the chain, then I'll take a shop rag soaked in very light lube of any sort or WD40 and wipe...
04-04-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By Iride01

If your chain rubs the rear stay or dropout when...

If your chain rubs the rear stay or dropout when you get it all back together, you'll know you futched up the spacers on the axle.
04-04-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Iride01

I have a 78 Raleigh Comp and a 91 Schwinn...

I have a 78 Raleigh Comp and a 91 Schwinn Paramount. Both run better with upgraded components. My Raleigh had plenty of flex to let a 130 mm spaced hub fit the rear drops, so you might not need to do...
04-04-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By Iride01

Just balance it out so about an equal amount is...

Just balance it out so about an equal amount is sticking out on either side of drop outs where the skewers clamp. You did keep track of the order the spacers and nuts went on didn't you?
04-04-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Iride01

This is so true. I have a few bicycle tools I...

This is so true. I have a few bicycle tools I only used once and likely will never use again. If I'd taken two of my frames to a local bike shop when I changed BB's and cranksets, I probably...
04-04-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By Iride01

Depends on how it fastens into the bike frame. ...

Depends on how it fastens into the bike frame. Shall we guess what you have?
04-03-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Iride01

You can probably change out the bottom bracket to...

You can probably change out the bottom bracket to match what ever crank you want to get. A new bb can be as little a five bucks, depending on what is required for the cranks you get. However you'll...
04-03-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,788
Posted By Iride01

5% is still a difference from the real number. ...

5% is still a difference from the real number.

Most of my argument concerns Calories, which is a dietary thing. When we get in conversations it is hard to know whether someone is talking about...
04-02-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,788
Posted By Iride01

You can believe that if you want. But calories,...

You can believe that if you want. But calories, watts or any measure will have some fudge depending on where they are measured on the bike. And if you want to talk Calories, instead of the calories...
04-02-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By Iride01

I think there is an adjustment bolt on on the...

I think there is an adjustment bolt on on the portion you clamp to the braze on that controls that angle. Don't know if it's a give and take between two screws, or just one screw does it all. I've...
04-02-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Iride01

If you are certain the chain is not slipping over...

If you are certain the chain is not slipping over the rear cogs or front chain wheels which might indicate wear. Or that front or back is not trying to shift itself from something being misaligned,...
04-02-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 428
Posted By Iride01

Rollers are the one specific type of indoor...

Rollers are the one specific type of indoor trainer that I think many do see more tire wear on. However there were a couple posts around recently that several people were talking about how they had...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By Iride01

Well now I'm kicking myself for not going and...

Well now I'm kicking myself for not going and looking at it in person. After cracking my old one, I'd been making do with my wifes old Giro Interceptor which was a tad tight on me. I could be...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By Iride01

Really? Where I live used bikes are priced well,...

Really? Where I live used bikes are priced well, plus the room to haggle.[/QUOTE]

Really!

Most don't sell, as I see them re-listed multiple times.
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