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04-13-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 71
Posted By Iride01

Your max cog size for that SS DR is 27. You might...

Your max cog size for that SS DR is 27. You might can go a few teeth bigger with the same DR. Or you might can make that DR work by adding a hangar extender.

But those extenders sometimes cost...
04-13-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By Iride01

Well just to give an example or two from my...

Well just to give an example or two from my riding.

Sometimes I take a route that goes through a two lane traffic circle. I go through them much quicker on a bike than most cars will. If a car...
04-13-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 53
Posted By Iride01

Touring on a paved road? Why wouldn't you have...

Touring on a paved road? Why wouldn't you have looked at Touring bikes. Many manufacturers have that as a specific category bike. It's frame is usually designed for having racks, panniers, fenders...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 729
Posted By Iride01

As for your chain breaking. I tend to believe...

As for your chain breaking. I tend to believe that those that wear out their chains in a short amount of mileage or those that break their chains tend to be those that can put hellatious amounts of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 729
Posted By Iride01

For the benefit and education of our younger...

For the benefit and education of our younger generation.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69iB-xy0u4A


It wasn't stated in the clip, but those are the Knights of Ne Ni.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By Iride01

I probably always feel bikes should be chosen by...

I probably always feel bikes should be chosen by the person that is going to be riding them.

Has your fiancée tried out a Cadd10 or a bike that has a similar stack and reach? Just go to a shop...
04-13-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 170
Posted By Iride01

Four cars, one sailboat, and seven bikes that...

Four cars, one sailboat, and seven bikes that were purchased specifically for me during my so far 63 years of life. I tend to hold on to cars till they are totally worthless, bikes too I suppose. My...
04-13-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By Iride01

How accurate do you need? I'd just...

How accurate do you need?

I'd just consider price and aesthetics. How much do you want to pay? Do wires wrapping around your frame bother you?

A Garmin 130 or any device Wahoo, Lezyne or...
04-13-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By Iride01

12 years ago I left square tapers for HollowTech...

12 years ago I left square tapers for HollowTech II and other similar 2 piece cranks with their external bearings and never looked back. Have not replaced any yet or had a single issue with crank or...
04-13-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By Iride01

Blowing a tube up before containing it in a tire...

Blowing a tube up before containing it in a tire serves no purpose except to have it behave like a balloon.
04-13-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By Iride01

On all my front DR's the high is on the right and...

On all my front DR's the high is on the right and the low adjust on the left. Similarly my big chain ring is on the right and the little chain ring on the left.

Shimano has a pretty good tech doc...
04-13-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

I have to use a special saddle for speed training?

I have to use a special saddle for speed training?
04-13-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By Iride01

Rubber in tires is much tougher than a cat and...

Rubber in tires is much tougher than a cat and it's claws. It'd take them quite a while to hurt anything. Maybe just provide them a better scratching post or other surface to claw on. If they seem to...
04-13-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By Iride01

Do you really feel the driver of the vehicle in...

Do you really feel the driver of the vehicle in front would be considered liable for any damages? Here, the vehicle behind is responsible for maintaining clearance from the other vehicle no matter...
04-12-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By Iride01

No I hope no one would want to see them get hurt....

No I hope no one would want to see them get hurt. Even if we all do consider it a stupid practice. However from his viewpoint he knew what he was doing and probably an expectation of how you would...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,786
Posted By Iride01

:)Might be one that has carbon in it. Only they...

:)Might be one that has carbon in it. Only they call it graphene or something like that. Wasn't that the one going for $400 a 8 oz bottle when it came out?
04-12-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 333
Posted By Iride01

LBS = Local Bike Shop LHBS = Local Home Brew...

LBS = Local Bike Shop

LHBS = Local Home Brew Shop
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 729
Posted By Iride01

Well looking at your OP as I viewed your post, it...

Well looking at your OP as I viewed your post, it is in the correct sub-forum. I'm not sure why others see this as a mechanical question because you never ask one.


At least I don't see a...
04-12-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By Iride01

It's really not your problem or your wife's...

It's really not your problem or your wife's problem. To me the vehicle in front, whether that is a bike or a motor vehicle is the one that gets to do what ever they want. The vehicle behind is...
04-12-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By Iride01

What frame are you putting it in? Did it ever...

What frame are you putting it in? Did it ever have a regular Alfine hub in it of that size? I'd think your frame just won't fit that hub or maybe you left a spacer off the axle.

You are talking...
04-12-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Iride01

I might suggest looking at from the rear of your...

I might suggest looking at from the rear of your bike at the same level as the cassette to the chainwheel. What's the chain line look like on the top and maybe compare how that looks between it and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 729
Posted By Iride01

I don't know that Shimano makes any chains that...

I don't know that Shimano makes any chains that are worried about their direction of rotation. Shimano for a long time has cared that their name is on the outside. Whether that is for advertising...
04-12-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By Iride01

One more thought though. And purely speculation,...

One more thought though. And purely speculation, but the excessive wear may have been from the DR not being parallel to the chain and it was leading with the nose whenever it shifted up to the...
04-12-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Iride01

If that's the case, and you routed the chain...

If that's the case, and you routed the chain correctly, though I can't really imagine how you wouldn't if you didn't undo the chain, then it will almost have to be a gunked up DR mechanism. Is it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Iride01

For what you are doing, just buy what looks nice...

For what you are doing, just buy what looks nice and not worry about whether they are the ultimate wheel that defines wheel for everyone.

If that is an aero look or not. Aluminum or carbon, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 729
Posted By Iride01

Oh.... You'd think they would put them on...

Oh....

You'd think they would put them on all the same way. If my wife was to ever notice that, it'd drive her nuts. She's a little particular about how things are arranged. If I turn one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Iride01

30 to 40 miles and foot pain on the balls of my...

30 to 40 miles and foot pain on the balls of my feet used to be a little bit of swelling in a snug fitting shoe. I started wearing some socks that give my foot a little bit of compression and that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 729
Posted By Iride01

No, the plates on most don't care whether they...

No, the plates on most don't care whether they are up or down. Just which side they are on. I've got both upside down and right-side up SHIMANO on the outside plates of my chains.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 729
Posted By Iride01

So you are just bragging that you broke the...

So you are just bragging that you broke the chain........... SH!
04-12-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Iride01

Is there another post you made in another thread...

Is there another post you made in another thread sometime between you joining in 2011 and now that you gave your measurements that I'm supposed to go back and find? <grin>

So lots to consider. Too...
04-12-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By Iride01

Check the sub-forum description.... Fit is...

Check the sub-forum description....

Fit is how you fit on the bike, not how parts fit on your bike. Some of the better mechanics never post here in Fitting Your Bike.

Welcome to BF..... sorry...
04-12-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By Iride01

You can do any of those things that make you...

You can do any of those things that make you comfortable. I wouldn't even bother trying to sand it smooth. I'd just put it on and use it until it gives me a real reason to not use it.

If it lasts...
04-12-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Iride01

Did you try it with the cable removed from the...

Did you try it with the cable removed from the pinch bolt? If it will go down to the 11th cog with the cable removed, then I'd expect that the cable is binding somewhere. Maybe frayed up in the STI...
04-12-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,736
Posted By Iride01

I haven't rode any roads on a bike in New...

I haven't rode any roads on a bike in New Orleans. I have ne reason to. I've been to N.O. quite a bit. I enjoy it... but I can't imagine riding a bike there the way I like to ride.

I like to...
04-11-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Iride01

Well there are other options. But you've avoided...

Well there are other options. But you've avoided all my prompting, snarky or not, to discuss the topic.

Knowing what kind of riding and for how long. What type of environment are you in... urban,...
04-11-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,388
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, but you didn't find a thread that gave you...

Yeah, but you didn't find a thread that gave you an answer. So in that case, I'd start a new thread. Everyone wants to read a new thread.

I suspect that many users get tired of the endless...
04-11-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By Iride01

What ever you get, consider whether your bikes...

What ever you get, consider whether your bikes will be held high enough to not have the wheels drag the ground if you are backing down a steep driveway.

Thankfully we thought to get out and check...
04-11-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 895
Posted By Iride01

I thought the number that mattered was who...

I thought the number that mattered was who crossed the line first.
04-11-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Iride01

If you really want the best range of gears to...

If you really want the best range of gears to climb with, then I don't know why you wouldn't go for a 3x with 9 maybe 10 on the rear. For 1x you really will have to consider some of the newer and...
04-11-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,736
Posted By Iride01

I can't imagine where around New Orleans that I'd...

I can't imagine where around New Orleans that I'd want to ride on the road either. It's not really got a lot of roads that aren't going to be bumper to bumper all the time. Those that don't have so...
04-11-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Iride01

I don't know what training effect really is...

I don't know what training effect really is supposed to mean either. But I take it as the higher the number the more cardio, aerobic or anaerobic your ride must have been. Generally a good thing....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Iride01

The correct price for your bike is the price that...

The correct price for your bike is the price that someone is willing to pay. Unless you value it more and are willing to keep it.

Doesn't matter what someone values it at if they aren't your buyer...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Iride01

A daily driver for riding all out for racing or...

A daily driver for riding all out for racing or fitness? Or a daily driver for going to the store or work?
04-11-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Iride01

So year old information is okay? That'd be...

So year old information is okay? That'd be sketchy for computer or cell phone advice to go by such dated discussion. Though I don't know that things have changed that much on the incident detection...
04-11-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,388
Posted By Iride01

Don't wonder. If you can you should. The...

Don't wonder. If you can you should.

The danger of attaching your post to a thread you think it appropriate is that others might start answering the OP or arguing with the members that replied to...
04-11-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 370
Posted By Iride01

When you finally do find your chain ring make...

When you finally do find your chain ring make certain to compare the cost to just getting a entirely new crankset and maybe even new BB. For me, that's been a better option every time.

I'm...
04-11-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Iride01

So what are we supposed to do or tell you? If...

So what are we supposed to do or tell you? If you've decided it's the chain, then change the chain regardless of how many miles or kilometers you have on it.

If you are wrong, you now have a spare.
04-11-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 454
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't. I'd only have one bike that did one...

I wouldn't. I'd only have one bike that did one thing well. And if it's going to be pavement that I ride the most. Then that will be a road bike.

Only if I knew I was going to do 50/50 road/gravel...
04-11-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 757
Posted By Iride01

It's not your arm and leg length that mean...

It's not your arm and leg length that mean anything. It's your experience or lack of that should be telling you you need to go and sit on and ride the bikes to get an idea what you might like.
...
04-11-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 757
Posted By Iride01

Well I wasn't talking specifics for the OP, maybe...

Well I wasn't talking specifics for the OP, maybe I should have specified that. All of the size I mentioned were not intended to be recommended sizes.

However I won't disagree that you could try...
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