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03-07-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 12
Posted By Iride01

And unless you have the latest and greatest...

And unless you have the latest and greatest DuraAce version of Di2, then you will need to purchase the optional wifi device for your Di2. EW-wu111

The Garmin Edge Explore doesn't list SHIMANO DI2...
03-07-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Iride01

I'm not the type that gets upset and angry when a...

I'm not the type that gets upset and angry when a bike is turned upside down, but for adjusting things, upside down is wrong. Gravity is pulling the wrong way on some of the stuff you are adjusting....
03-07-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 49
Posted By Iride01

If you don't roll your pelvis forward as you get...

If you don't roll your pelvis forward as you get more aggressive in your position, then that might.. might be a cause.

But for lower back pain, I too have always found doing exercise to strengthen...
03-07-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 67
Posted By Iride01

Might be that two were entangled together...

Might be that two were entangled together accidentally when new. And just separated when you cleaned everything. Is it the same size as the others?
03-07-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Iride01

That is a poor way to set max HR for cycling. It...

That is a poor way to set max HR for cycling. It works for doctors and their stress tests and other things because that is how their metrics and things they are looking for are based. But it's not a...
03-07-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 86
Posted By Iride01

My brother-in-law just had a knee replacement. He...

My brother-in-law just had a knee replacement. He had issues for 20 years with his knee. He now wonders why he waited so long. However he doesn't ride bikes. But he is otherwise very active and using...
03-07-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 67
Posted By Iride01

pic assist... ...

pic assist...

https://i.ibb.co/Fw6kYV4/IMG-20210307-140212699.jpg
03-07-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Iride01

But lacking a power meter, Calories is probably...

But lacking a power meter, Calories is probably the best thing you have to calculate an average power estimate. Or get a subscription to RWGPS or Strava where they give their own less than perfect...
03-07-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 67
Posted By Iride01

Typically you don't remove the freewheel to clean...

Typically you don't remove the freewheel to clean and lube axle bearings. Do you have a quick release axle? Are you certain the spring doesn't go on the end of it?

Just write the link to your pic...
03-07-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By Iride01

Off and on over many years, I've seen posts...

Off and on over many years, I've seen posts supposing that bikes held in trainers experience loads and stress differently than when on their wheels and free to wobble. Maybe you can just be one...
03-07-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 447
Posted By Iride01

Certainly there is always better. DuraAce is...

Certainly there is always better. DuraAce is better than Claris. If you can't afford the cost of DuraAce then what ever you can afford is better than nothing. Same for helmets. Whether or not you...
03-07-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Iride01

Do you walk at a cardio or aerobic level? Sure...

Do you walk at a cardio or aerobic level? Sure it's going to have some difference it makes on you but for that period of time it's not the end of cycling for you. You'll catch back up quick enough.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Iride01

Did you use the converter tool to gauge where to...

Did you use the converter tool to gauge where to set the position of the converter switch?

https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/dm/RBFD001/DM-RBFD001-01-ENG.pdf

page 14.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 210
Posted By Iride01

I find that my position on my bike isn't a good...

I find that my position on my bike isn't a good position for tanning anyway. You'll get burned or just tanned on shoulders and neck, maybe forearms. So you'll look like a any how.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Iride01

Do you have an HR monitor? What were your BPM...

Do you have an HR monitor? What were your BPM during your ride?

One time and only one time when I just was starting to get addicted to the high cardio rush some of us get with cycling, I noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Iride01

If not any of the other things, your chain might...

If not any of the other things, your chain might just be too long and the DR is near it's ability to take up any more slack. Also, there might be something that is making your freehub not be so...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 323
Posted By Iride01

It's great to have a reply that tells me a real...

It's great to have a reply that tells me a real reason why you like to have and use that feature.

My son uses routes too all the time for our rides. But I never understand why since we are...
03-07-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By Iride01

When doing the balance test, note that he did say...

When doing the balance test, note that he did say to be doing it at the cadence and resistance level that closely matches your typical riding experience. You won't get it right if you do it while...
03-07-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Iride01

Did you just arbitrarily set your max HR to 140...

Did you just arbitrarily set your max HR to 140 or did you go out and find out what it was or did a ride to establish your LTHR? 140 sounds low for even a 70 yo if you have been riding or doing...
03-07-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 86
Posted By Iride01

I've ridden with short cranks all my life in the...

I've ridden with short cranks all my life in the 160 mm to 165 mm. When I built up my Paramount from a frame in 2017, I put 170 mm cranks on it because at the time the shorter were out of stock...
03-07-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Iride01

Whatever you get, don't wait too long. There's a...

Whatever you get, don't wait too long. There's a learning curve with these things that you don't want to be figuring out the week before your big ride.
03-07-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By Iride01

When you put the cable in the holdfast did you...

When you put the cable in the holdfast did you ensure the shifter was shifted all the way to the 11th gear by repeatedly pushing the small paddle and pulling on the bare cable until it wouldn't go...
03-06-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 447
Posted By Iride01

Were does all the hate for Walmart come? Their...

Were does all the hate for Walmart come? Their helmets are usually Bell, which scores high on Virginia Tech's list. https://helmet.beam.vt.edu/bicycle-helmet-ratings.html

I know a lot of people...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 323
Posted By Iride01

I do. I've been all over the USA by land and...

I do. I've been all over the USA by land and air. I'll look at a map before I go and that's usually good enough. I've never needed the reassurance of a route to make me take a road I've never...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 323
Posted By Iride01

I know were I'm going. Never really understood...

I know were I'm going. Never really understood the need for routes. It wastes my time to make them.

But when I've made them, I used RWGPS. Strava and other places just never quite were easy to use...
03-06-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,234
Posted By Iride01

Zombies again.

Zombies again.
03-06-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By Iride01

What frequency is the click? Once every full turn...

What frequency is the click? Once every full turn of the chain might be a quick link just being a little wider hitting on something. If it sounds like every link then it might also be the chain...
03-06-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 447
Posted By Iride01

Bicycle helmets sold in the USA have to meet...

Bicycle helmets sold in the USA have to meet specs of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. They are pretty decent. The only question will be how much more safety do you want and are willing to pay...
03-06-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 335
Posted By Iride01

Oh yeah, that's another thing my D-I-L keeps me...

Oh yeah, that's another thing my D-I-L keeps me stocked up on. And I'm the only person in my house that will use hot sauce. So I got a back log to work through. Would like to go down there and visit,...
03-06-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 335
Posted By Iride01

Did you steer clear of the Puncheon when you were...

Did you steer clear of the Puncheon when you were in Trinidad? My daughter-in-law brought me some and it's a killer if you have too many shots. Probably better suited to cleaning discs and pads. ...
03-06-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 330
Posted By Iride01

Would that make a difference even if it's...

Would that make a difference even if it's comfortable?

If it says for women, then it's likely that they based all the design and measurements of it on the typical female body and bone structure.
...
03-06-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By Iride01

Road bike? Partly might depend on where you...

Road bike?

Partly might depend on where you want the BB underneath you. The further back you move the seat, the more you are making your road bike a cruiser type bike. And the more forward your...
03-06-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Iride01

Do what they said in your other thread....

Do what they said in your other thread. <grin>
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By Iride01

Google for bicycle gear ratio calculators. Look...

Google for bicycle gear ratio calculators. Look at the ratios, speed at cadence and other stuff. They'll help you see where you might get some benefits. But know what your own current bike does for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By Iride01

I guess you could buy some work gloves at your...

I guess you could buy some work gloves at your big box home supply store and cut the fingers short. But then they might not last you as long and you'll end up spending more in the long run.

20...
03-06-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Iride01

Bike power? As in a E-bike? Or are you...

Bike power? As in a E-bike?

Or are you wanting an estimate of your power that you produced to move your bike?

If you have your dietary Calories burned or kilocalories if you are where they use...
03-06-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Iride01

I spent ten years exclusively behind a computer...

I spent ten years exclusively behind a computer in one of my many careers. The computer itself doesn't harm you. <grin> Staying inactive when you have a chance to be active harms you. Don't let...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Iride01

I also have to think that you are simply bumping...

I also have to think that you are simply bumping the limit. Whether it's the low limit on the rear or the high limit on the front, it can be one of two things.

Your cable is to short in the hold...
03-05-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Iride01

Urban dictionary...

Urban dictionary (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=OTT) is your friend
03-05-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Iride01

That works. If you let your browser save your...

That works. If you let your browser save your passwords the site will be in it's list..
03-05-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Iride01

You are okay insisting on whatever you want. The...

You are okay insisting on whatever you want. The vendor will be okay if they insist on going by the terms you agreed to by making the purchase whether you read them or not.

Even if they won't do...
03-05-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Iride01

Check your browser history too if it hasn't...

Check your browser history too if it hasn't already been cleared.

Never mind, I see no you covered that.
03-05-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Iride01

Depends. There are all different kinds of...

Depends.

There are all different kinds of primer and paints. Some it depends on the time between coats.

But typically you do lightly sand with a very fine grit. Especially if you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Iride01

In 2018 my son got a new 2017 Émonda ALR 4 or 5...

In 2018 my son got a new 2017 Émonda ALR 4 or 5 with Tiagra for 1600 USD. LBS's and the mfr's like to get rid of old stock so it don't get older and older.

Not sure what things are like now...
03-05-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By Iride01

I'd bet statistics would for non-fatal accidents....

I'd bet statistics would for non-fatal accidents. And I wouldn't be surprised if there wasn't a significant difference in fatal. At least if you could figure out a fair way to count them. .
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 865
Posted By Iride01

Damn, I just finally threw out all the old...

Damn, I just finally threw out all the old useless worn out tires I've been saving for well over 10 years. It'll take me at least 3K to 4K more miles to be able to participate. So maybe by late...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Iride01

New. By the time you spend money to build up...

New. By the time you spend money to build up another used bike or upgrade the one you have, you have spent a lot and still have a heavy bike. Light bikes make climbing easier. When I ride on my 22...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 865
Posted By Iride01

One more ride at least! <grin> Or did it flat...

One more ride at least! <grin> Or did it flat and you have to mess with it anyway?
03-05-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By Iride01

My two most severe bike accidents were on the...

My two most severe bike accidents were on the paved MUP's. One put me in the hospital. The other was at the end of my driveway. I can't think of any I had that were away from my home on the public...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 865
Posted By Iride01

Everyone does what makes them comfortable. As...

Everyone does what makes them comfortable. As long as you are the only one that rides your bike, you should too.

If you enjoy replacing tires, do it as often as you want.
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