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07-21-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, I probably would have either rounded up or...

Yeah, I probably would have either rounded up or said "almost a hundred miles" <grin> So now I feel challenged since this year I haven't been over 63 miles.
07-21-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Iride01

For me, it depends on what's coming up on my...

For me, it depends on what's coming up on my riding schedule. If just a normal ride for me, I'm more curious about the "how far will they go" instead of worried about flatting. If a Century ride or...
07-19-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,191
Posted By Iride01

Don't you have an old smartphone that you can put...

Don't you have an old smartphone that you can put something like a quad lock on?

Old phones sitting in your drawer are still usuable as wifi only devices and you can load whatever cycling app...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Iride01

No bike is perfect. That's why you get more than...

No bike is perfect. That's why you get more than one.
07-01-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,682
Posted By Iride01

At less than five dollars a tube, I just replace...

At less than five dollars a tube, I just replace the tube.

But yes, you are doing something wrong. What are you doing? Then maybe someone can tell you what you lack. Cleaning, scuffing,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By Iride01

Are you using a speed sensor? If so, then maybe...

Are you using a speed sensor? If so, then maybe you entered the wrong wheel size. Have you made sure you got the latest software update for your device?
06-26-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By Iride01

No matter what you get, I'd recommend that it...

No matter what you get, I'd recommend that it have a physical cable to connect to your PC or Mac. Some seem to be going the way of a wireless connection to an app on your smartphone as the only...
06-21-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,517
Posted By Iride01

That's what I've done back in the days of...

That's what I've done back in the days of freewheels........ which for me were not too long ago. <grin>
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,471
Posted By Iride01

Even if I was to fork out $12,000 for a new bike,...

Even if I was to fork out $12,000 for a new bike, this is still cheaper than other hobbies/interest I've had.
06-14-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,239
Posted By Iride01

sarcastic, cynical, senile, out of our minds........

sarcastic, cynical, senile, out of our minds..... it's one of the perks of the later years since that thing about "golden years" was a bald face lie!:)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Iride01

If the bike is the wrong size for you, it will be...

If the bike is the wrong size for you, it will be a terrible deal.
06-14-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,369
Posted By Iride01

Trying to stay as far to the right as is possible...

Trying to stay as far to the right as is possible only encourages drivers to pass you in your lane. That becomes dangerous when there is oncoming traffic in the other lane and they try to squeak...
06-12-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Iride01

Spacing between the dropouts is a consideration...

Spacing between the dropouts is a consideration between some wheel builds. Ignore whether it say mountain or road and look for the spec's that tell you the actual measurements.

Wheels intended for...
06-11-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By Iride01

Someone mentioned tubeless.... you weren't asking...

Someone mentioned tubeless.... you weren't asking about rim tape for a tubeless build were you?

Just in case you aren't talking tubeless, 11 mm is my go to. I just want to cover the spokes. ...
06-10-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,932
Posted By Iride01

If you are really making a drastic change to your...

If you are really making a drastic change to your diet, then be aware that a few weeks in to it you might feel like warmed over death with headaches, dizziness, grouchiness, etc. I did when I quit...
05-21-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,464
Posted By Iride01

That's a great analogy and applicable to many of...

That's a great analogy and applicable to many of the things we argue here at BF.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Iride01

Pick the one that fits you best and has something...

Pick the one that fits you best and has something about it that attracts your attention. Make certain it has the gears you'll need to ride the terrain you'll use it on. All else being equal, then...
05-20-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,464
Posted By Iride01

If your doctor says your heart and cardiovascular...

If your doctor says your heart and cardiovascular system are healthy, you can run your HR as fast as it can get. If you are healthy, then your body regulates your HR to what your body is demanding...
05-15-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Iride01

There are too many variables to say with complete...

There are too many variables to say with complete certainty. You have the parts already. Try them. If they work for you, great. You'll know soon enough if the chain doesn't shift properly on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By Iride01

Ha! I ask that question a while back. I still...

Ha! I ask that question a while back. I still haven't tried using it despite the number of times I taken my back wheel off.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1120841-what.html
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Iride01

Buy different shoes.

Buy different shoes.
05-01-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,139
Posted By Iride01

Don't get so obsessed that one aspect of a fit...

Don't get so obsessed that one aspect of a fit must be maintained and sacrifice the other aspects that may actually be more important for your particular body.

Rules for the various fits are just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Iride01

https://runsignup.com/ and ...

https://runsignup.com/
and
https://www.usacycling.org/

Some of the organizers around here are bound and determined that FaceBook is the place to post their event. Don't know how they figure...
03-03-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,078
Posted By Iride01

Your headset doesn't spin at 21,000 rpm plus like...

Your headset doesn't spin at 21,000 rpm plus like a turbine engine. So don't overthink it.

IMO...The grease mostly just serves to prevent corrosion in the headset.
05-20-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,798
Posted By Iride01

UniChris Okay....... I think we've gone far...

UniChris Okay....... I think we've gone far beyond what the OP want's to know. Do we need to piss some more? You're not understanding at all the context of my original post. The discussion we...
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