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04-22-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 296
Posted By Iride01

An ad about something I don't need is a parody of...

An ad about something I don't need is a parody of something I don't need. Hmmmm...

I guess it takes some sidewise looking at it to understand it. <grin> :p
04-22-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 296
Posted By Iride01

Personally I think in five years well see more...

Personally I think in five years well see more thirty-something yo's on them than we will over 50 yo's.

We are talking e-bikes right? I didn't watch the ad.
04-22-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Iride01

Not saying it's not, but what makes you think it...

Not saying it's not, but what makes you think it was made in the '90's? The components on it or something? Won't be unusual for an older Raleigh to have somewhat newer stuff put on it.

RN4 is all...
04-22-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By Iride01

Personally I wouldn't be in a big hurry to...

Personally I wouldn't be in a big hurry to convert it to a quick release axle if it doesn't have them already. Small wrenches, you just have to hunt where tools are sold or online. Or if you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Iride01

The Schwinn Continental is probably a one-piece...

The Schwinn Continental is probably a one-piece crankset and you wont find many pedals to fit that don't look like kiddy pedals. Certainly it will nix you ever putting clipless pedals on it easily....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Iride01

I doubt many know about them. If you can find...

I doubt many know about them. If you can find them, try them. Just make certain that they don't bottom out on the handlebars just in case something gives your hands superhuman strength. Like a Mac...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 685
Posted By Iride01

I use to not wear gloves while riding. I wear...

I use to not wear gloves while riding. I wear gloves always now while riding.

The pro side for wearing gloves is many of what was said above. Also, ever so slightly snug gloves seem to give some...
04-22-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 322
Posted By Iride01

Pink cages if your bottles are gray. Gray cages...

Pink cages if your bottles are gray. Gray cages if your bottles are pink.
04-22-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By Iride01

On the bearing races, the shiny normally narrow...

On the bearing races, the shiny normally narrow ring is where the bearings actually touch the race. Since those are a much wider shiny ring and severely pitted. They are toast. The only way I...
04-21-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 502
Posted By Iride01

Well when that 40K or something else comes up,...

Well when that 40K or something else comes up, you can sign up for that too! :thumb:
04-21-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Iride01

All the parts recycle pretty well. Send it to...

All the parts recycle pretty well. Send it to the scrapyard. Takes a lot of steel to make a dollar, but the aluminum parts add up pretty quick.
04-21-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Iride01

Might pull more weight with a manufacturer if you...

Might pull more weight with a manufacturer if you have a certificate and other education. For employment at a LBS, I've no idea.
04-21-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Iride01

Sad to think what might happen if some of the...

Sad to think what might happen if some of the other regimes gain more control that don't view women on a bicycle or any other activity they think is for males only. Same for Afghanistan.

And...
04-21-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 502
Posted By Iride01

You did go ahead and sign up before bothering to...

You did go ahead and sign up before bothering to ask us I hope.

If it's the kind of thing that interest you, then why not.

I'd still avoid any unmask crowds as best as can, though outdoors is...
04-21-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By Iride01

1) How often per week do you ride and for how...

1) How often per week do you ride and for how long each ride?

2) Don't quite follow the mixed thoughts.... fats, proteins, meeting? While out riding I only consume carbs. It's in my bottles. Any...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By Iride01

I wish I were out riding instead of trying to...

I wish I were out riding instead of trying to think of something to say here. <grin>
04-21-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Iride01

GRX has a little more chainline than a typical...

GRX has a little more chainline than a typical road crank. Though you did say gravel bike, and GRX was specifically made for gravel bikes. But I don't knw what the chainline is on a Cannondale...
04-21-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 409
Posted By Iride01

I'd not have anything to cause me to believe the...

I'd not have anything to cause me to believe the direction of rotation might cause you a flat or anything adverse.

If you can find any manufacturer reference for why, then for those I've found...
04-21-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Iride01

This one? ...

This one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0N2czs5AaA

I don't have an answer. Others probably do. Since it's new, you did put in a question to Park Tool didn't you?
04-21-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By Iride01

Hence my suggestion to just provide an...

Hence my suggestion to just provide an inexpensive bike that won't cost a lot to maintain or replace.

I once considered taking 2 years off to travel and live on a sailboat. Taking a bike with me...
04-21-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By Iride01

Maybe they are on that freighter the Saudi's...

Maybe they are on that freighter the Saudi's seized for blocking the canal so long.

But yes, we still haven't fully recovered from the supply chain issues COVID created. And maybe some factories...
04-21-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By Iride01

You didn't say whether you are doing this as a...

You didn't say whether you are doing this as a DIYer or for pay.

So if for pay, I'd get good tools.

For DIY, buy as you need. If you already use tools for other stuff, you have most of what you...
04-21-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By Iride01

Before using a breaker bar and even after putting...

Before using a breaker bar and even after putting on a long breaker bar or cheater, I'll try both directions. Even for things I know the direction. Sometimes I've had things that wouldn't budge to...
04-21-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By Iride01

Might be because most cul-de-sacs are too small a...

Might be because most cul-de-sacs are too small a circle to effectively practice what is illustrated and make a successful turn into a driveway.

The graphic mostly illustrates how right-of-way for...
04-21-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 271
Posted By Iride01

Put the trainer back in the box and wait till...

Put the trainer back in the box and wait till winter comes. Too pretty outside to want to stay indoors.
04-21-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Iride01

Just so others don't have to hunt..... ...

Just so others don't have to hunt.....
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Iride01

Building my own wheels appeals to me in so many...

Building my own wheels appeals to me in so many ways. But when I add up the costs after searching hours and days for the best deals, I'm still way over what I can easily find an already built...
04-21-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By Iride01

Sun Tour sells fork parts and re-build kits,...

Sun Tour sells fork parts and re-build kits, you'll have to do the searching there to see if yours is one of them they have parts for.... https://www.srsuntour.us/collections/fork-parts

Cartridge...
04-21-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Iride01

If Presta and Schrader are the two common valve...

If Presta and Schrader are the two common valve types for bicycles. You might want to double check what your grandson's is.

You don't want to drill out a presta rim to fit a Schrader. You...
04-21-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By Iride01

When my kids were pre-teen and even when teen,...

When my kids were pre-teen and even when teen, their bikes were left out in the elements more often than not. They worked fine even when cogs and chain were covered with surface rust. Of course...
04-21-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,999
Posted By Iride01

There is no need to remove both cones if removing...

There is no need to remove both cones if removing one will let you pull the axle out.

If the bearings are loose balls, then a coat of grease on the race of the hub will hold the bearings in place...
04-21-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By Iride01

Well as I said, I didn't read it. Maybe I read...

Well as I said, I didn't read it. Maybe I read the first sentence or so of the really long post. Maybe it wasn't a diatribe, but I perceived it as going to be one. Not sure why. Maybe I woke up...
04-21-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Iride01

Might be why the original owner got new and put...

Might be why the original owner got new and put these up on eBay.

Depending on what you bought them for and difference for retail new... you might take them to a wheel builder or bike shop...
04-21-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By Iride01

Unless you know where you want your butt. The...

Unless you know where you want your butt. The angle of your body, and how far your hands will be from you, then trying to pick a bike from numbers is silly. IMO. For some, maybe many it'll work, but...
04-21-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Iride01

There is a gallery on BF that you can upload it...

There is a gallery on BF that you can upload it to and then tell us it's there. Or you can just write the URL to where ever else your pics are hosted in the plain text of your message and remove the...
04-20-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By Iride01

Seven speed freewheel or seven speed freehub? ...

Seven speed freewheel or seven speed freehub?

If freewheel, maybe axle bent slightly. I suppose even a freehub might have a bent axle, but that is less likely.

It is a derailleur type and not...
04-20-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By Iride01

Might help to know what type of drop outs the...

Might help to know what type of drop outs the bike has. Even better, the year, make and model of bike.

I've put a wheel in the old style Campagnolo horizontal drop outs crooked, yet it was still...
04-20-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,515
Posted By Iride01

Why pick a zombie thread not really related to...

Why pick a zombie thread not really related to your question to ask?

This would be a good question for a new thread of it's own. Welcome to BF.

You want to pedal your bike in the gear combo...
04-20-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 224
Posted By Iride01

Well did you size the chain in any way or did you...

Well did you size the chain in any way or did you just put on the new chain without removing the extra links they give you?

I know adjusting limits isn't rocket science, but even rocket scientists...
04-20-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 224
Posted By Iride01

Did you size the chain length to the old chain? ...

Did you size the chain length to the old chain?

Adjusting the limits first is always wrong if the bike was shifting correctly before the chain change. Now you really need to start from square...
04-20-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 311
Posted By Iride01

You'd have to get a different BB if you use a...

You'd have to get a different BB if you use a different type crank. BB's are cheap.

It'd help if you read the model and series number off the inside of the cranks instead of letting us just...
04-20-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 311
Posted By Iride01

If your current cranks are dura ace FC-7700, then...

If your current cranks are dura ace FC-7700, then those are octalink.

In the picture is hollowtech. Whether it is hollowtech or hollowtech II, I don't know. Is the model number and series still on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 918
Posted By Iride01

Is your front wheel actually coming off the...

Is your front wheel actually coming off the ground, or is it just about to?

If it's just about to but not, that might be a good indicator you are in the right gear at that moment to get the best...
04-20-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Iride01

Aesthetics with riders on the bike or without...

Aesthetics with riders on the bike or without riders?

With drops and the stoker in the drops it might look not so aesthetic (to me) to have their head up the captains butt.
04-20-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By Iride01

Don't know, I didn't read your long diatribe. ...

Don't know, I didn't read your long diatribe. So whether you fit any better than any other I don't know.

But there is a gallery here on BF you can upload pics to. Even as a newb and before your...
04-20-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 311
Posted By Iride01

As others hinted, you might have an issue with...

As others hinted, you might have an issue with your rear DR not being able to handle the difference between the big ring and small ring of a triple. That might leave your chain slack and dropping off...
04-20-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Iride01

Some's been mentioned already. Saddle at proper...

Some's been mentioned already. Saddle at proper height, shorter cranks will help minimize the range of motion your knee must do. Using low ratio gears and spinning a higher cadence will instead of...
04-19-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Iride01

You can move it as far forward or backward as you...

You can move it as far forward or backward as you want as many times as it takes to figure out where you want it.

However the closer you are to one end or the other the more chance of breaking a...
04-19-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Iride01

Depends a little bit on the type of bike. ...

Depends a little bit on the type of bike.

But in general, no. Not if the bike is about the right size for you and you have your saddle at the proper height. However if you are still riding the...
04-19-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By Iride01

If your rear DR is a RD-5701, you only need to...

If your rear DR is a RD-5701, you only need to figure out it it is a short cage (ss) or a medium cage (gs) and you can still get them new. ...
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