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08-05-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By Iride01

Disc brakes? If you aren't used to them,...

Disc brakes? If you aren't used to them, sometimes the pads scrub a little bit making a metalic sounding grind. Particularly when new.

Not sure why the left turn makes a difference unless you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 875
Posted By Iride01

It has a usb port doesn't it? If so, connect it...

It has a usb port doesn't it? If so, connect it to your computer PC or Mac and cross your fingers. If the computer sees it, then you should be able to open your file explorer and navigate to the...
08-05-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Iride01

Let's hope it's a go. The Vuelta a España too,...

Let's hope it's a go. The Vuelta a España too, those Spaniard police don't mess around if a spectator gets in the way. My jaw dropped when I saw a motorcycle cop leading the pack stiff arm a guy in...
08-05-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 95
Posted By Iride01

Best I could make out is the seat stay might come...

Best I could make out is the seat stay might come apart by the drop allowing removal of the belt. Cube's website seems to be down for me, but this video on youtube is what I was looking at.
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08-05-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 95
Posted By Iride01

Newer belt designs, newer being in the last 15 or...

Newer belt designs, newer being in the last 15 or so years, surprisingly don't stretch very much. Some of the machinery I was talking about is using a belt that is less than 2 mm wide. Others more...
08-05-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 70
Posted By Iride01

Freewheel or freehub? I've had this happen more...

Freewheel or freehub? I've had this happen more with freewheels and I just kept saturating them with WD-40 until they quit doing that. Unless you really understand how a freewheel is built, you'll...
08-05-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 95
Posted By Iride01

Sadly a lot of bike user manuals are generic to...

Sadly a lot of bike user manuals are generic to handle every model of bike. So they have a lot that doesn't apply to specific models. I don't know if that is the case for Cube bikes though.

I...
08-05-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 358
Posted By Iride01

What? The pro's use different bike shops than us...

What? The pro's use different bike shops than us amateurs? <grin>

Just curious, where are you that the retail local bike shops aren't open? Ours have always been open for business with limits on...
08-05-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 95
Posted By Iride01

I don't think they do adjust. Is yours so loose...

I don't think they do adjust. Is yours so loose it doesn't work? Some of the belted machinery I've used the only adjustment on it was so you could remove and change the belt. Depends on exactly...
08-05-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Iride01

Estate sales might be another thing to watch.

Estate sales might be another thing to watch.
08-04-20, 04:33 PM
08-04-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 358
Posted By Iride01

I don't see where you answered the question about...

I don't see where you answered the question about how the chain was run through the rear DR pulley wheels. Sorry to push you on this, but this is the tab I was talking about and what I think...
08-04-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By Iride01

Oh.... if you know the mileage history and it's...

Oh.... if you know the mileage history and it's only 1900 miles or even double that then it's probably okay. Doesn't hurt to check it though. Didn't realize this was always yours.

I use a chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 875
Posted By Iride01

It took me the better of five months to really...

It took me the better of five months to really get back to feeling normal after my crash in July of 2019. I didn't get on a bike until February of this year. I finally feel healthy again with some...
08-04-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Iride01

IMO, the used bike market has been over inflated...

IMO, the used bike market has been over inflated for years. However most of them don't seem to be selling at the prices ask. If you watch you'll see the same adds re-listed forever.

You do...
08-04-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 311
Posted By Iride01

DrIsotope make mine rhubarb pie. If you can shape...

DrIsotope make mine rhubarb pie. If you can shape a rice cake into a crust for it that might be okay! Used to grow rhubarb when we lived in IL and MO, but the winters don't get cold enough for it to...
08-04-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By Iride01

I won't hold you to the last 2.1 miles if you...

I won't hold you to the last 2.1 miles if you want to say it's a metric century in casual conversation when you talk about it.

We aren't unlike fisherman with our tales are we? <grin>
08-04-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 358
Posted By Iride01

Pedaling did not feel smooth is really the only...

Pedaling did not feel smooth is really the only thing you gave us. All the other stuff doesn't help us understand anything about what doesn't feel smooth while pedaling. However it does tell us what...
08-04-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By Iride01

'73 and original chain. Bike must not have been...

'73 and original chain. Bike must not have been used often. Make certain the chain isn't worn out. If the pin at the twelve inch mark is an 1/8 inch or more longer than 12 inches from your starting...
08-04-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 427
Posted By Iride01

I used to ride a 46 lb Schwinn Varsity. I still...

I used to ride a 46 lb Schwinn Varsity. I still think it was the best and smoothest riding bike I've ever ridden. Partly maybe the 27" tires. (630 x 32). It served me well when I lived in the lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Iride01

My 2020 Tarmac has DT Swiss wheels marked R 470db...

My 2020 Tarmac has DT Swiss wheels marked R 470db on the rim. The hubs are Axis and what little I could actually find out about them is that the design is patented by Specialized. The rear free hub...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By Iride01

If you don't have any experience you might want...

If you don't have any experience you might want to make certain you aren't spending so much money that you won't be able to afford another bike once you find out what specifically does and doesn't...
08-04-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Iride01

What is the manufacturers suggested sizing guide?...

What is the manufacturers suggested sizing guide? If you've no experience I'd go by that first. I know you said vintage, but for many vintage bikes you can find on the web where someone has scans...
08-04-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Iride01

I advise against reading a book while cycling....

I advise against reading a book while cycling. <grin>
08-04-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By Iride01

I've had over a dozen Garmin's of various sorts,...

I've had over a dozen Garmin's of various sorts, Marine, Handheld, Auto, and one Edge. I've never had an issue with any of them that wasn't my misunderstanding of how something was supposed to work...
08-03-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 255
Posted By Iride01

Fats in food don't get along well with my stomach...

Fats in food don't get along well with my stomach on a ride. I stopped at mile 50 or so on my first solo 100 miler and got some greasy fried chicken from a store. Next hour or so was miserable.
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08-03-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 427
Posted By Iride01

Hey good job. Save a gram in 2268 different...

Hey good job. Save a gram in 2268 different places and you've lightened it by over 5 lbs. <grin>
08-03-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By Iride01

Well I was just curious what was inferior to you...

Well I was just curious what was inferior to you about them. I don't use an Etrex while cycling because it's too big for what I want while cycling. Doesn't make me hate them just because I've no...
08-03-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 223
Posted By Iride01

If you have six to ten mm between the drops and...

If you have six to ten mm between the drops and the closest part of the freewheel...... maybe. Otherwise you might have to spread the stays to give your dropouts more room. Steel? If not, I...
08-03-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Iride01

What do that say it does that they support with...

What do that say it does that they support with data from trials? Otherwise all I saw on their site was the typical sales-speak of someone trying to hawk their product.

Admittedly, I didn't look...
08-03-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By Iride01

You hate something just because it isn't what you...

You hate something just because it isn't what you want?

I've had good service with my 10 year old Edge 500.
08-03-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By Iride01

I thought it laudable that you went out of the...

I thought it laudable that you went out of the box and essentially put out there that it might not be leg cramps but intestinal cramping.

It's always good to come at things from a different...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By Iride01

With the disparity you are concerned about.... if...

With the disparity you are concerned about.... if I didn't move a decimal the wrong way, over the course of 100 miles (160.9 kilometres) you will be off by 29.4 feet (8.97 metres). Do you need more...
08-03-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By Iride01

Both steady and flashing lights can be annoying...

Both steady and flashing lights can be annoying when they have a large lens or other factors of their design create a sheet of light when the lens hits you square on. There does need to be some...
08-03-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By Iride01

Most all my issues with my Garmin 500 were an...

Most all my issues with my Garmin 500 were an issue with the interface between the saddle and the unit itself. With time it seemed to clear itself up.

I don't know for certain, but it seems when...
08-03-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Iride01

Was something done to the hub? If so, I'd check...

Was something done to the hub? If so, I'd check the measurement of it and between the frame. Maybe he goofed putting it back together. Maybe used parts for another hub.

However if the distance is...
08-02-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By Iride01

If you've been riding with the group for quite a...

If you've been riding with the group for quite a while, say a couple years, and still can't stay with them, then you need to make a decision. Whether that is keep things as they are now, quit the...
08-02-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Iride01

https://youtu.be/QTWBIZQSq8c I can't tell...

https://youtu.be/QTWBIZQSq8c

I can't tell from the video where the movement you talk about really is. But the way you are shaking it, are you sure the axle or wheel bearings aren't too loose?
08-02-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Iride01

Maybe not as needed on a presta, but I use mine...

Maybe not as needed on a presta, but I use mine to ensure that when I put my air chuck on the tire that I am not pushing it down into the rim. I wish my schrader's had such as it takes a lot more...
08-02-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Iride01

For a serious recovery drink within the first 40...

For a serious recovery drink within the first 40 to 60 minutes after a ride, I think it actually gives you reasonable amounts of what you need. And comparing carbs and protein to other drinks touted...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Iride01

There are a lot of brands that surprisingly don't...

There are a lot of brands that surprisingly don't deal with widths. So it get's down to knowing how those brands tend to run. Wide, narrow or in between.

Annoying I know. I like a narrow fit.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,518
Posted By Iride01

I, as in me myself and I did not weigh the same....

I, as in me myself and I did not weigh the same. I, as in my jersey, my shorts my socks and I together weighed the same. There was probably a pound of sweat in my clothes.

I use some of hammer's...
08-02-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 976
Posted By Iride01

I guess my objection is you make the implication...

I guess my objection is you make the implication that I ride clipless just to be a "follower".

Never in my mind was the idea that clipless let me put more power into my pedal revolutions as you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Iride01

Are you sure the tooth count on the front and...

Are you sure the tooth count on the front and rear are the same as your other bike?

I see people struggling to pedal their bikes all the time when I ride. They have lower gear ratios available...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,518
Posted By Iride01

I wonder about that too. Sometimes I find I've...

I wonder about that too. Sometimes I find I've done a long ride with my jersey zipped up and other times I'm zipping it down half way.

I do it because I'm feeling hot. The days I don't do it are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,518
Posted By Iride01

Yes, that pretty much was the point I was trying...

Yes, that pretty much was the point I was trying to make. I certainly can't prove you wrong and you do now seem to be addressing what I was saying instead of dismissing it.

On my ride yesterday, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Iride01

I used to ride very large frames for my 5'11"...

I used to ride very large frames for my 5'11" size and not being able to get lower on the bike was one of the motivations for me getting a 56cm over a 58cm Tarmac. I was coming from a '91 Parmount...
08-01-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Iride01

Food for thought..... I see little kids of...

Food for thought.....

I see little kids of your grandson's age riding along as their parents go for a walk. Of course on the streets with motor vehicles as are neighborhood streets, the walker is...
08-01-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,117
Posted By Iride01

I love the look of vintage bikes too. You'll...

I love the look of vintage bikes too. You'll notice in my bike list I have one from the 70's and one from the 90's. I have no issue with rim brakes too, they've always stopped me in time even in...
08-01-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 976
Posted By Iride01

So based on one incident given by the OP you have...

So based on one incident given by the OP you have decided that the OP should not ride with clipless?

I thought the OP wanted advice on how to fall which I would assume is slightly independent of...
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