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04-19-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By Iride01

Lately I just clamp a 2 x 4 to the edge of a...

Lately I just clamp a 2 x 4 to the edge of a table exended a few inches over the edge. Then I hang the top tube on it. so the rear wheel is off the ground. I don't have a D-shaped seat post, but I...
04-19-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By Iride01

Maybe just think of the noise as telling you not...

Maybe just think of the noise as telling you not to try putting any more power into the pedals. Does everything have to be quiet?
04-19-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By Iride01

Those numbers might be great, if you want to have...

Those numbers might be great, if you want to have a bike custom built.

Otherwise you still need to get a bike that lets you have the proper saddle height first and foremost. You don't want to get...
04-18-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Iride01

Even if you were going from 38 cm bars to 44 cm...

Even if you were going from 38 cm bars to 44 cm bars, it will not significantly change your reach. If you are sitting at a desk right now, put your hands on the edge of the desk and straighten you...
04-17-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 266
Posted By Iride01

Tilt of the saddle can be an issue with your...

Tilt of the saddle can be an issue with your perineal area. Also, if you don't have your reach and saddle height/tilt correct, then you might be sliding forward on the saddle and your sit bones are...
04-17-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By Iride01

Are you certain it is not just the excess grease...

Are you certain it is not just the excess grease hasn't been pushed out of the way from use?

I usually find thin wall sockets at my auto parts store or other tool store.

On the pedals I use,...
04-17-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Iride01

Serial numbers many times don't encode anything...

Serial numbers many times don't encode anything in them. If the manufacturer is still in business, they'd be your best to ask. If they aren't in business, then look for a Shogun fan club site. ...
04-17-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By Iride01

If it wouldn't go in the higher gears (the small...

If it wouldn't go in the higher gears (the small rear cogs), then I'd have first lengthened the cable by screwing in the barrel adjuster. If I couldn't do that, then I'd change the position of the...
04-17-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By Iride01

Different brands of square taper crankset might...

Different brands of square taper crankset might sit differently on the BB giving you a different chainline. So it's going to be a try it and see with used stuff unless you know and use what the bike...
04-17-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By Iride01

Might want to ask them too. ...

Might want to ask them too. https://www.rivbike.com/products/frame-sam-hillborne-2020

Maybe just standardizing for if someone wanted disc brakes added to the build.
04-17-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By Iride01

Did the bike mechanic suggest a fix? Or did he...

Did the bike mechanic suggest a fix? Or did he suspect you a cheap SOB and not worth their time messing with you? (not that that is any excuse for them)

If a hangar has been bent bad enough it...
04-17-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 583
Posted By Iride01

I don't know, Probably a good thing the bike...

I don't know,

Probably a good thing the bike has fenders. Even so I'd be worried about specs of road filth all over my clothes..... If I was ever to ride in such clothes. <grin>
04-17-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Iride01

I know it's difficult to do, but don't worry till...

I know it's difficult to do, but don't worry till you encounter problems after getting back on the bike. Just expect the best outcome.

And if any physical therapy is recommended, do it.
04-17-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Iride01

Lesson learned should also include not running...

Lesson learned should also include not running over stuff you don't have to. <grin>
04-17-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Iride01

Less protection? So you are saying all those in...

Less protection? So you are saying all those in Small and Medium sized helmets are less protected?? <grin>

I'd just look at it that if the helmet is too loose on your head it might roll to expose...
04-17-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By Iride01

Saddle height is one of the most important things...

Saddle height is one of the most important things if you are going to be riding for long periods of time. In fact if you aren't going to be riding for more than an hour, then proper fit really...
04-17-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By Iride01

Is this a size you can no longer get? Seems like...

Is this a size you can no longer get? Seems like an awful lot of trouble for something that can be had new for $8.00 to $20.00.

Though I to use to have an affliction of trying to repair things...
04-16-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By Iride01

So what's the problem if everything is fine? I...

So what's the problem if everything is fine? I wouldn't worry about 2 -3 mm if every thing is fine. No one will be able to tell unless you point it out to them.
04-16-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Iride01

I use sunsleeves. Some are much better than...

I use sunsleeves. Some are much better than others. Even on very hot days they are comfortable for me if I can stay fast. I avoid routes that have hills that slow me down to 10 maybe 12 mph. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By Iride01

When you did that first ride with the group, were...

When you did that first ride with the group, were you well rested before that? Maybe even hadn't ridden for a week or so?

I might just put it down to you had my more glycogen reserves that first...
04-16-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 478
Posted By Iride01

I don't know, but at that kind of money, you...

I don't know, but at that kind of money, you should have some left over for a better one if they aren't that great. Locally I can actually find less expensive. But I'm not where you are.
04-16-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Iride01

At those prices, at least you aren't busting the...

At those prices, at least you aren't busting the bank and will have something to ride until you get good enough to know what you really want.

Just make certain everything works perfectly already...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By Iride01

If you are going to use HR for setting your...

If you are going to use HR for setting your zones, then go by LTHR or FTHR.... It tells you here how to do that.....
04-16-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,717
Posted By Iride01

220 - age is probably more applicable to medical...

220 - age is probably more applicable to medical tests that are looking for certain other things to happen at a certain HR. For cycling it's always been bunk. Not sure why it keeps getting put out...
04-16-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Iride01

I assume you are trying to use the app only...

I assume you are trying to use the app only without any Garmin, Wahoo, or other gps/HR monitor.

If you do have one of those devices that you ride with, then pair your strap with the device. RWGPS...
04-16-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Iride01

I've seen some straps for pretty low. Recently...

I've seen some straps for pretty low. Recently someone said they had a CooSpoo strap (https://www.amazon.com/CooSpo-Fitness-Tracker-Waterproof-Bluetooth/dp/B07BS6B4PD) that worked... I think, with...
04-16-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 478
Posted By Iride01

How long do you ride? I don't worry about...

How long do you ride? I don't worry about keeping drinks cold any more for cycling. In my 95°F summers that are coming up, even frozen solid water in a somewhat insulated bottle will be completely...
04-16-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Iride01

No. Not how a part fit's the bike or even how...

No. Not how a part fit's the bike or even how cycling clothes may fit you, though clothing wouldn't entirely be wrong here. However cycling clothes, in my opinion are maybe better discussed in the...
04-14-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Iride01

Then I think you're good. Just don't be one of...

Then I think you're good. Just don't be one of the bean counters that has problems understanding why one ride will have a differing Calorie burn than another ride of the same route. <grin>

With...
04-14-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Iride01

I agree with his sentiment. But once they come...

I agree with his sentiment. But once they come here and post a message then we are at the point he makes at 2:19 into the video.

But in general we do need to be better and not discouraging anyone...
04-14-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By Iride01

I can remove them and put them on without...

I can remove them and put them on without anything but my fingers. GP 5000's, Vittoria Rubino Pro's, Specialized Turbo Pros and Bontrager something. No idea what country they were made in. All 23...
04-14-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Iride01

You do realize you are in the wrong sub-forum...

You do realize you are in the wrong sub-forum don't you. This is the one where we tell you how to properly fit your body to the bicycle.

You need to go back to the Bicycle Mechanics...
04-14-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Iride01

Yes an you have to realize I'm making off handed...

Yes an you have to realize I'm making off handed remarks. Don't think I'm implying your Edge 130 or any other device will be off by one or two mph. Only during the few times you might have a...
04-14-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By Iride01

Harbor freight for a cheap tarp.

Harbor freight for a cheap tarp.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By Iride01

I admire your determination to separate...

I admire your determination to separate conversations to a very specific point, but this might be going too far.

Tire Pump - To Carry On Rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 842
Posted By Iride01

Some CO2 inflators don't do what intuitively...

Some CO2 inflators don't do what intuitively you'd think they do. Even reading the instruction can be confusing until you actually attempt to use them a few times. Then you'll usually have an "aha"...
04-14-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Iride01

Tourney. Are you really wanting to know the...

Tourney.

Are you really wanting to know the model and series number?
04-14-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Iride01

Bluetooth? If you can check to see if the...

Bluetooth? If you can check to see if the bluetooth actually has a connection to your phone while you are doing and recording an activity. If you have a phone that actually has Ant+, then try that...
04-14-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Iride01

Can you tell while you are riding your bike if...

Can you tell while you are riding your bike if you are one or two mph slower or faster now? I ride in pretty much constantly rolling terrain. My speed is never constant. My cadence constant.

For...
04-14-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 486
Posted By Iride01

No, that's reasonable to try to do things to...

No, that's reasonable to try to do things to minimize it. Shorter cranks and narrower tires will help toward that too. So will moving the cleat forward on your shoe. But maybe in the bigger picture,...
04-14-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 742
Posted By Iride01

While I've never had a bike fit, it might have...

While I've never had a bike fit, it might have helped me learn quicker things that have taken me upwards of 55 plus years to learn.

But I do consider those fitters that only do one and done fits...
04-14-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Iride01

If you are willing to pay for your education,...

If you are willing to pay for your education, then go to a shop that is willing to let you watch them while they adjust it. Some do, some don't. Some are hopelessly backlogged with stuff to work on....
04-14-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 486
Posted By Iride01

Me and my son where stopped at a traffic light...

Me and my son where stopped at a traffic light waiting to go. He'd let his front wheel flop completely to the side while stopped. When the green came to go, he started pedaling before getting his...
04-14-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By Iride01

I used to ever so slightly inflate my tubes to...

I used to ever so slightly inflate my tubes to help get them in the tire and rim. Once in the tire and rim, they had to have most all the air let out to easily get the bead of the tire over the rim...
04-14-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 486
Posted By Iride01

I'm not, all my old bikes had toe overlap. Except...

I'm not, all my old bikes had toe overlap. Except for maybe the cruiser style frame I had as my first bike.

It's definitely a thing from long ago that is not a problem except to those that never...
04-14-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 486
Posted By Iride01

When does the front wheel hit your shoes? While...

When does the front wheel hit your shoes? While stopped or while riding? Unless you ride slower than a person can walk, I'd think it unlikely you are going to turn the wheel far enough for...
04-14-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By Iride01

If both her and you in decent riding shape and...

If both her and you in decent riding shape and when riding there in the flat lands and y'all are riding mostly on the smaller half of the rear cassette or freewheel (high gear ratios) then both of...
04-14-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,062
Posted By Iride01

Well that is a slightly more useful comment to...

Well that is a slightly more useful comment to off set my experience which is mostly very light urban and into the sticks. It will have made a much better counterpoint to my remark than any of the...
04-14-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Iride01

Well now you know. You won't be the first noob...

Well now you know. You won't be the first noob to forums that has done this, so don't get upset. Otherwise I'd suggest you stick with facebook or twitter or hope for AOL to come back.

Read...
04-14-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 814
Posted By Iride01

I don't see it as a cyclists are always wrong...

I don't see it as a cyclists are always wrong crusade.

It's just supplying another viewpoint or pointing out things so we can be aware of them. It's always more helpful to me to understand what...
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