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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 190
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't pay extra to get D-fly. If in the...

I wouldn't pay extra to get D-fly. If in the mass marketing scale of things, including D-fly with any Di2 bike wouldn't add but a few dollars, I'd be okay. But if it added more than fifty dollars,...
09-22-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Iride01

With certainty I use the term warranty loosely...

With certainty I use the term warranty loosely and am also implying the good will of the seller to make it right and adjust or fix the many things that wouldn't be covered under the warranty.

If I...
09-22-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't do anything as big as a car tire...

I wouldn't do anything as big as a car tire either with a floor pump unless the only option. That is when I use my shop compressor. But a small portable compressor with a tank will work fine for a...
09-22-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Iride01

helpful, thanks for that[/QUOTE] You picked up...

helpful, thanks for that[/QUOTE]
You picked up the wrong helpful piece of advice. This is the important part...........
09-21-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By Iride01

Those premoistened cleaning towels that come in...

Those premoistened cleaning towels that come in those plastic bottles and you pull them out the top.

That's all a road bike needs, IMO. Or at least that is all mine needs.

In fact it's been a...
09-21-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,135
Views: 304,589
Posted By Iride01

I see a lot of newb's riding the trail with their...

I see a lot of newb's riding the trail with their helmets hanging on their handlebars. I guess they plan to put them on just before an accident.
09-21-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By Iride01

My only comment is that you need to assess how...

My only comment is that you need to assess how well you can handle a situation for your own safety when it requires you to let go of doing things when you know that you are following the rules...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,447
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, seems like wider neck ties with big knots...

Yeah, seems like wider neck ties with big knots are coming back too. I will always prefer the skinny neckties and knots.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,672
Posted By Iride01

Price goes up for performance and weight along...

Price goes up for performance and weight along with the manufacturing technology and materials to obtain that. Durability remains about the same or even slightly lower in some respects.

The very...
09-21-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By Iride01

I don't know why I'd need one. Decent floor pump...

I don't know why I'd need one. Decent floor pump fills all my tires up and probably to a higher pressure. If I had to fill more tires than my own, I'd probably go for a small portable compressor...
09-21-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By Iride01

Well that describes my Raleigh Comp GS except for...

Well that describes my Raleigh Comp GS except for it being a little older and a road bike.

It was cup and cone too. Thankfully a BSA threaded BB. I put a RaceFace Cadence crank in it. Which is a...
09-21-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By Iride01

You'll be the first person I know of that ever...

You'll be the first person I know of that ever ask about this in all my years on various forums and bulletin boards since before cell phones where even a thing.

I've always found cell phones...
09-21-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By Iride01

If you are going to take the wheel and get it...

If you are going to take the wheel and get it trued, then make certain you tell them about your other issue with regards to your OP. Otherwise they may just true the wheel and put it back in the...
09-21-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By Iride01

It will be okay if you wait till a new chain on...

It will be okay if you wait till a new chain on your bike shows them as worn out by skipping when you put some muscle into pedaling. While some might argue that a worn ring or rear cog will wear your...
09-21-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Iride01

Oh..... yeah I'm a little dense many times, but I...

Oh..... yeah I'm a little dense many times, but I can see that somewhat. I have to hold my head in an odd position and read it out of the corners of my eyes.

I think you are right.
09-20-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Iride01

It'll ride better with some Vittoria Corsa...

It'll ride better with some Vittoria Corsa Speed's or Continental GP 5000's. <grin>


Happy Birthday!
09-20-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By Iride01

Except for stage 20 of this TdF, what stage and...

Except for stage 20 of this TdF, what stage and whom did you see using a TT bike? All I've noticed are what I'd call a standard race fit road frame with drop bars. Some more aero than others, but not...
09-20-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,475
Posted By Iride01

I don't use anesthesia either. Back earlier than...

I don't use anesthesia either. Back earlier than the 1990's they didn't give anesthesia as a rule here in the US either. I think it caught on from doctors just not wanting us bothering them with...
09-20-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By Iride01

A really good jeweler's loop or other magnifier...

A really good jeweler's loop or other magnifier comes in useful for inspecting and seeing if you are even doing anything when you clean. You might even see a bent pin or broken contact in it. At...
09-20-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Iride01

Your site has been real helpful to give me some...

Your site has been real helpful to give me some insights to make adjustments that seem to make full syncro work better on the di2 equipped bike I just got. As well, it answered a lot of questions I...
09-20-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Iride01

I don't think the thread starter (OP) can once...

I don't think the thread starter (OP) can once it's had a reply. So you just blew that for the OP. Or maybe the thread starter can't delete at all. Never looked when I've been the thread starter....
09-20-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By Iride01

Rusty chains that still function aren't going to...

Rusty chains that still function aren't going to be that much worse for wear than a chain that is not rusty. Most of it is outside where it's not going to do much more than what the dust and grit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 757
Posted By Iride01

It doesn't work, I tried to put a couple bike...

It doesn't work, I tried to put a couple bike hooks by the fireplace in my living room. The wife said NO!
09-19-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By Iride01

Does the bike function correctly? If so,...

Does the bike function correctly?

If so, just wipe some lube on it and ride it. For certain keep vinegar and any other acids and caustics away from it.
09-19-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Iride01

Just snug them up. You aren't mounting an engine...

Just snug them up. You aren't mounting an engine on a DC-10.

If you are using a typical L shaped hex key then hold it near the center of rotation. Not on the end where you can think it's a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Iride01

With all the detailed info you gave us about your...

With all the detailed info you gave us about your size and the bikes, then I'd say get the one that fits. <grin>

Tube lengths don't matter as much as do where the contact points of your body to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 427
Posted By Iride01

Just pick one and be happy. If you are in the...

Just pick one and be happy. If you are in the overlap they'll both be good. What you might want to look at are whether crank lengths, handlebar width and any other component changes that might...
09-19-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Iride01

Make sure your helmet isn't obscuring your...

Make sure your helmet isn't obscuring your forward vision. Particularly when in the drops, a helmet with a visor or that is too bulky in front and comes too low on the forehead will make you lift...
09-19-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By Iride01

You really need to ask the guy at the shop about...

You really need to ask the guy at the shop about why he said your current wheel was no problem. We can interpret that all sorts of ways. And I can think of a few were it would be no problem. But...
09-18-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Iride01

It's not Linux you don't need to RTFM. But if...

It's not Linux you don't need to RTFM. But if you need some help, check on the Cannondale website for manuals and other info. https://cannondale.zendesk.com/hc/en-us.

Info about your di2 can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,923
Posted By Iride01

The only valid point I can think of for using a...

The only valid point I can think of for using a heavier bike to train with is if it keeps you from out running the others you might want to ride with in a group. That way you can put out the effort...
09-18-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Iride01

My current bike and previous bike both have 42 cm...

My current bike and previous bike both have 42 cm wide handlebars. That's about what my shoulders are from the bony part to the bony part. I haven't really liked them that wide. I feel it makes my...
09-18-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Iride01

I don't know if you do or don't. It just seems...

I don't know if you do or don't. It just seems you are saying stuff works for you that goes opposite of what I'd expect. The "cracking" your knees to me implies you are nearing or in the point of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By Iride01

I think you are starting to get the picture on...

I think you are starting to get the picture on geometry. You can't just look at stack and top and seat tube lengths. Because they don't in themselves tell you where your position is. And you can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,923
Posted By Iride01

Color and aesthetics will still play a bigger...

Color and aesthetics will still play a bigger part at that weight difference for me. Assuming fit, components, price and other things have been justified in my mind.

But it wouldn't be wrong in my...
09-18-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Iride01

Delete a thread or a post? I don't think you...

Delete a thread or a post?

I don't think you can on a thread, except for a brief time after initial post the OP might be able to in the advanced edit.

For a post, it's an option in the advanced...
09-18-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 633
Posted By Iride01

Do you only get this when on the trainer? To me...

Do you only get this when on the trainer? To me a trainer and being on the road are not comparable environments.

Though for over 10 years I keep saying I'm going to get a trainer or rollers, I...
09-18-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By Iride01

I used to live in Missouri and one of the things...

I used to live in Missouri and one of the things I noticed even at my early age of 8 when we moved to Mississippi was that I didn't see hardly any Monarch butterfly there in Mississippi. Yet in...
09-18-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 547
Posted By Iride01

Typically, I'd set the high and low limit screws...

Typically, I'd set the high and low limit screws initially with no chain and no cable attached. But I haven't used every DR out there. And we just had a post recently about a DR that doesn't have...
09-18-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 464
Posted By Iride01

So what do you want to do? Now that you've found...

So what do you want to do? Now that you've found out a little more? And so have I.

If you are replacing your BB because it is worn, what about your chainrings? If they are ready or nearing time...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By Iride01

Exactly! It'll be nicer. I don't care...

Exactly! It'll be nicer.

I don't care about those in front of me or behind me. My ride enjoyment is all about me.
09-17-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 464
Posted By Iride01

yeah, I guess y'all are right, it will make a...

yeah, I guess y'all are right, it will make a difference. That's why I bypassed cartridge BB's and went straight to two piece cranks when I was done with cup and cone.
09-17-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 464
Posted By Iride01

Portage is a touring bike isn't it? Not a...

Portage is a touring bike isn't it? Not a mountain bike. If it is a touring bike, then that to me means you likely have a 1.37" x 24 tpi english threaded (BSA) bb shell and probably just 68 mm wide....
09-17-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 464
Posted By Iride01

As I understood the OP they are wanting to switch...

As I understood the OP they are wanting to switch to cartridge type bb. I'm not sure I understand why several others seem to be concerned about spindle offset and other stuff that only seems...
09-17-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By Iride01

Sometime in the next 10 days. 60 will be here...

Sometime in the next 10 days. 60 will be here before you know it. You need to be ready. <grin>

You putting in some regular mileage each week?
09-17-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 464
Posted By Iride01

My Raleigh Competition GS is BSA threaded with a...

My Raleigh Competition GS is BSA threaded with a 68 mm shell width. It's 10 years older than your bike and I can use most any modern crank in it that has a BSA threaded BB. Though your bike isn't a...
09-17-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By Iride01

Do it again!

Do it again!
09-17-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Iride01

Have you ever talked to a doctor or medical...

Have you ever talked to a doctor or medical professional about it? Are there other odd things you have to do that others don't for other activities?
09-17-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Iride01

Pedaling should be easy. Shift to a lower gear....

Pedaling should be easy. Shift to a lower gear. If you have gotten used to putting a lot of muscle into pedaling, then you might be blowing your knees to all to heck.

Once your knees get to...
09-17-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Iride01

Is pedaling very easy? Or are you using some...

Is pedaling very easy? Or are you using some muscle when you pedal?
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