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10-23-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By Iride01

My 79 Schwinn Varsity was a 26" frame with a long...

My 79 Schwinn Varsity was a 26" frame with a long head tube like yours and typical of that periods larger frame sizes. However the wheels on that are throwing out my perception of scale on that...
10-23-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By Iride01

Aren't those coaster brake bikes? Were you...

Aren't those coaster brake bikes?

Were you trying to yank our chains or is there really something going on?
10-23-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, drop the chain. It's been so long since...

Yeah, drop the chain. It's been so long since I've seen a one-piece crank I can't remember how the adjustments work on them. Watch the stuff on the left side of the crank as you turn it in one...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,112
Posted By Iride01

I could have owned several of those upper tier...

I could have owned several of those upper tier S-works bikes for what I spent on sailing. And I was only a 1/2 share partner for 10 years. What others tell me they spend on just golfing pales in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,762
Posted By Iride01

There you go. And I agree with what you are...

There you go. And I agree with what you are saying about experience and knowing the correct actions to take. My reply about.....was intended for the rash of replies where some were getting into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 990
Posted By Iride01

I don't know that I've had one. All that caused...

I don't know that I've had one. All that caused the adrenalin to flow were things that had me going like a little kid saying "do it again dad, do it again!" I didn't do them again though, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,651
Posted By Iride01

I don't know which riders you were looking at,...

I don't know which riders you were looking at, but straight doesn't necessarily mean locked. I ride pretty comfortably with my arms straight. As my elbows go from just straight to locked, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,762
Posted By Iride01

I'd let your desire to ride and ability to dress...

I'd let your desire to ride and ability to dress properly for the conditions and things like wind, rain, snow, ice and etc. from one day to the next determine that.
10-21-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Iride01

If you mix and match parts then I'd say you are...

If you mix and match parts then I'd say you are taking more of the assumption of risk on yourself for how well it performs, is safe and lasts. If you need to save that many pennies, I'm completely...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Iride01

Ultimately what counts is the position relative...

Ultimately what counts is the position relative to each other where your butt, hands and feet wind up. If you like where they are currently, then measure them. Then look at the geometry specs for...
10-20-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Iride01

Keep it up there! I used to love winters and...

Keep it up there!

I used to love winters and especially the snow as I spent my first eight years where it was plentiful in Chicago IL and Lebanon MO. However somethings changed the last few years....
10-18-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Iride01

Suspension seat post..... isn't it? What's the...

Suspension seat post..... isn't it? What's the weight it's meant to support and might this be normal? Isn't there a manual or user guide to tell you what to expect?
10-18-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Iride01

All this negativity and no one yet has given an...

All this negativity and no one yet has given an example of a UN-300 failing more than a UN55.

It seems the UN300 has some engineering to address issues that people have with the UN55 when the...
10-18-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,617
Posted By Iride01

I went on a 62 mile (100km) organized ride...

I went on a 62 mile (100km) organized ride yesterday. I stopped at a rest station to use the porta-potty. Said hello to the people manning the refreshment table and I took a banana at their...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By Iride01

Might you just be feeling tires that don't roll...

Might you just be feeling tires that don't roll as well as what you are used to? I'm sort of hard pressed to imagine that even a lousy hub on a production bike is that much different than a decent...
10-15-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

If it has a BSA threaded shell it will. I put...

If it has a BSA threaded shell it will. I put Shimano 105 5800 cranks on a 1991 Paramount and 1978 Raleigh Competion that had a BSA threaded shell. The other thing you'll need to know is what is the...
10-15-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By Iride01

I do have to admit, when I read your first post I...

I do have to admit, when I read your first post I wondered in what way that was a major difference and why you assumed we all knew what that meant. A little more words of explanation will have made...
10-15-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Iride01

Usually the only place I've seen people use that...

Usually the only place I've seen people use that stuff is on the chainstay on the drive side. I'd rather see a scratched up paint job than the edge of the tape lifting off after it's been on a...
10-14-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Iride01

Yes, but my only recent experience is also with a...

Yes, but my only recent experience is also with a 10 year old Garmin 500. However if you are loading your data to a website, that info doesn't typically get transferred. You'll have to set that up...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,112
Posted By Iride01

If we are going to ebay, then how 'bout this fine...

If we are going to ebay, then how 'bout this fine old used bike?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,295
Posted By Iride01

If I had no recent experience with road bikes, I...

If I had no recent experience with road bikes, I might go the for the inexpensive new bikes first. Ride it for a year or two and learn what I like and don't like, then buy another bike in a higher...
10-13-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Iride01

There is no reverse polarity going on. If...

There is no reverse polarity going on.

If you look at how the battery compartment for a coin battery is designed, you should realize that if put in backwards, there will only be one side of the...
10-13-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Iride01

Of course in some, perhaps many states and other...

Of course in some, perhaps many states and other jurisdictions, reflectors are required whether you have lights or not. Usually just the front and back, not the side reflectors that are also required...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,112
Posted By Iride01

I agree. What I don't understand is why...

I agree.

What I don't understand is why those that can't or won't pay that much for a bike are griping so much. It's too much money for me, but so are the other 12,000 dollar bikes. If 12,000...
10-12-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By Iride01

Wow, I'm impressed. You have no bikes with less...

Wow, I'm impressed. You have no bikes with less than 50,000 miles on them.

I just believe that any name brand manufacturer making a crank will design it to last as long as is normal for that...
10-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By Iride01

Note that their backs aren't hunched up as tight...

Note that their backs aren't hunched up as tight as they can be.

When we hear someone complain of back and shoulder pain and we tell them to straighten their backs, that we aren't saying that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By Iride01

Those bike aren't the type of carbon fiber bikes...

Those bike aren't the type of carbon fiber bikes from long ago that caused the vicious rumors about them that won't go away. Aluminum and even steel have had failures from unseen cracks that can't...
10-12-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Iride01

If you are ordering it online, you could call or...

If you are ordering it online, you could call or email the vendor. Usually they know, but obviously they aren't the definitive source and do make mistakes. Many times you can go to the manfacturers...
10-11-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 825
Posted By Iride01

If you got the skill to do that without damaging...

If you got the skill to do that without damaging anything else, go for it. Pushing it out might pop more paint and that will result in touch up that you will need to use filler to make it look...
10-11-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Iride01

While it's true that keeping a compressive force...

While it's true that keeping a compressive force on something like your steerer tube might make it stronger, that is absolutely what the cap, bolt and expansion plug are not designed to do. If they...
10-10-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Iride01

For 1. I don't know what to say except I don't...

For 1. I don't know what to say except I don't know. If I had it in my hands, and could look at it with a magnifier, I would form an opinion if that was my fork for my use. But I can't do that for...
10-10-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Iride01

Have you just started back riding with this bike...

Have you just started back riding with this bike after being off a bike for some time? There is something to be said for just letting your butt get used to it.

When I started back doing three and...
10-10-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By Iride01

Your body won't absorb enough in the stomach or...

Your body won't absorb enough in the stomach or gut to replace the energy you are expending. The rate of absorption varies from one form to the next and one individual to the next. Carbohydrates in...
10-10-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By Iride01

If it is your freehub slipping under high loads,...

If it is your freehub slipping under high loads, then I have to believe..... at the moment .... that you will see damage inside the freehub if you were to take it apart and look at the pawls and the...
10-10-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Iride01

Okay, just to make sure we are talking about the...

Okay, just to make sure we are talking about the same thing:

The thing above the arrow is the stem.
The five things below the arrow are spacers.
below those five spacer is the upper headset....
10-09-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Iride01

How risky is it to ask a bunch of people that...

How risky is it to ask a bunch of people that can't do a physical inspection of it for their opinion? The fork manufacturer is always best.

What are you calling the handlebar pipe? The stem or the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,302
Posted By Iride01

Just try it and see. No one can see or feel what...

Just try it and see. No one can see or feel what you do on the roads you ride. You'll know pretty quick if it's too low a PSI and you bottom out the tire against the rim when you go over a sharp rise...
10-09-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By Iride01

Both the front and rear DR's? If just the rear...

Both the front and rear DR's? If just the rear won't shift, have you made certain it's not in crash mode?

If you have loaded e-tube project then you should be able to see every Di2 component and...
10-09-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,055
Posted By Iride01

It's worked well for me to take the lane. If you...

It's worked well for me to take the lane. If you are on the edge of the road, then you have to consider that changes in contrast from the road surface to shoulder might make you less visible from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,701
Posted By Iride01

I hope the OP solved this in the 11 years it's...

I hope the OP solved this in the 11 years it's been since they posted.

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10-08-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Iride01

Tracking Calories is always just going to be an...

Tracking Calories is always just going to be an estimate no matter what you use. Just pick one that seems close. If you want to get a power meter to use with your Garmin or what ever device you have,...
10-07-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Iride01

Have any additional mounts been added to the seat...

Have any additional mounts been added to the seat tube that might have put a screw through the seat post?

Take the saddle off and you might figure out something better to attach some thing to give...
10-07-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Iride01

Padding needs to be in your shorts, not your...

Padding needs to be in your shorts, not your saddle. At least if you are riding for more than an hour or so.

When the padding is in your shorts it will or should be form fitting and move with you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,190
Posted By Iride01

How do you have an energy bar that is not high in...

How do you have an energy bar that is not high in carbs? Otherwise I guess a stick of butter might be okay for some slowly absorbed energy. But at the rate a body converts fats to energy, don't...
10-06-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Iride01

Does that frame have the mounts and stuff for...

Does that frame have the mounts and stuff for panniers and things like fenders that might be desired for must ride times when caught in rain? But I guess the stylish trend is those oversize bags...
10-06-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,617
Posted By Iride01

You figure out what works and doesn't work for...

You figure out what works and doesn't work for you.

Does your body actually gets better at efficiently processing stuff and converting it to energy? You'd think so to some extent. Whether it...
10-06-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By Iride01

Inventory is low everywhere around the US. So if...

Inventory is low everywhere around the US. So if like here, where the unexpected demand for bikes because of COVID layoffs, and interruptions to the manufacturer supply chains due to COVID have left...
10-06-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Iride01

Awesome. I keep saying I'm gonna do the 444...

Awesome. I keep saying I'm gonna do the 444 miles of it one day. Hope that Hurricane Delta doesn't bring too much rain up toward you.

Maybe we will pass each other somewhere between mile marker...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By Iride01

To a large extent, maybe I've ridden a bike so...

To a large extent, maybe I've ridden a bike so long and put up with some uncomfortable saddles, that maybe a even six inch piece of 2x4 stuck on the seat post will be comfortable to me. Don't know....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,585
Posted By Iride01

Oh that's okay. I figure picking is a form of...

Oh that's okay. I figure picking is a form of flattery. I did mean lose. When I see some of the stuff I've written a few minutes after I post it, I'm amazed how I mix up such words. I'd swear I...
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