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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 26
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: 7
Views: 184
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: 83
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: 3
Views: 66
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: 1
Views: 73
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: 174
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: 15
Views: 286
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: 3
Views: 113
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: 60
Views: 1,044
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: 6
Views: 173
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: 8
Views: 132
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: 21
Views: 831
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: 60
Views: 1,044
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: 13
Views: 464
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: 583
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: 12
Views: 234
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: 22
Views: 332
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: 365
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: 21
Views: 831
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: 365
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: 365
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: 365
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: 12
Views: 234
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: 365
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: 12
Views: 234
Posted By Iride01

Do it again!

Do it again!
09-17-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
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: 8
Views: 132
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: 8
Views: 132
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?
09-17-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 372
Posted By Iride01

I probably should do it occasionally, but I don't...

I probably should do it occasionally, but I don't stand. I'm usually going up the hills too fast to stand even if I wanted to try.

When we go up hills, if my son stands, I pretty much can be...
09-17-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Iride01

Was the original front DR a triple? If it didn't...

Was the original front DR a triple? If it didn't participate in the shifting problems you had, then why not put it back on and use it?

What else has been changed? Model and part numbers might help...
09-17-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Iride01

Heck, someone else speculating on that too.... ...

Heck, someone else speculating on that too....

https://cycling.today/richie-porte-could-join-froome-at-israel-start-up-nation/

Though I've seen a few articles that say he is not. Most say...
09-17-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Iride01

Richie Porte - where to?

Richie Porte seems to have recovered from all his accidents finally, or at least he seems better than he has been since stage 9 of the 2017 TdF. Rumor said that he was going back to Ineos. Though I...
09-17-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By Iride01

Go for it. It might convince you to buy another...

Go for it. It might convince you to buy another stem sooner. Which is what you should have done in the first place.
09-17-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 332
Posted By Iride01

So you are saying that when you tighten the high...

So you are saying that when you tighten the high limit adjust screw it doesn't move the pully wheels over to line up with the small cog? Somethings wrong if tightening the high limit screw doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By Iride01

Shouldn't matter if I can justify it. It's your...

Shouldn't matter if I can justify it. It's your money and your preferences for your use. So you need to justify it. If you don't know then it's like listening to new speakers for your sound system....
09-17-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By Iride01

I'm still stuck on the layers of thin material...

I'm still stuck on the layers of thin material you mention.
I assumed at first you just meant inside the seat tube in the clamp area. Or are you talking about the clamp itself which is not in the...
09-17-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,226
Posted By Iride01

There are other threads here where the clicking...

There are other threads here where the clicking noise started and was solved this year. Since this thread is four years old with no solution, it might be a poor choice for reading.
09-16-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By Iride01

Did you buy this new? The picture shows up...

Did you buy this new?

The picture shows up now, where it didn't before.

Just the couple bikes I looked at when I googled Leader bikes, showed a seat post that matched the profile of the upper...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Iride01

You do realize this is just another number that...

You do realize this is just another number that the devices estimate. Accuracy is probably reasonable, but are your expectations for how accurate that number is unreasonable?

I can just see how...
09-16-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 877
Posted By Iride01

To all of us, the answer is no you can't put a...

To all of us, the answer is no you can't put a fork with a 1-1/8" steerer tube in a head tube and headset meant for a fork with a 1" steerer tube. At least not easily and not without a lot more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Iride01

Not for a road bike on pavement.

Not for a road bike on pavement.
09-16-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By Iride01

Is the thin layers of metal maybe a shim that...

Is the thin layers of metal maybe a shim that someone wrapped around a seat post that was too small and now time, grease, goo, or something is just making you think it's part of the clamp area in the...
09-16-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Iride01

So did the drive side crank provide you with the...

So did the drive side crank provide you with the actual crankset number? You might can google on that using "Shimano FC-whateverTheNumberIS" and find some places still selling them and maybe in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,638
Posted By Iride01

Trying to boil a 150 mile stage down to who can...

Trying to boil a 150 mile stage down to who can output the most energy the longest is pointless. No one does that. It's also pointless to make the same assumptions about a sprinter that typically...
09-16-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Iride01

Yes, call Garmin and see what they'll do. Even if...

Yes, call Garmin and see what they'll do. Even if they only offer you a re-furb'd unit at the flat rate repair price, that's still better than getting a new something else that is equivalent. But you...
09-16-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By Iride01

Oh my gosh! I'm not sure I've heard that since...

Oh my gosh! I'm not sure I've heard that since Grandpa Amos (Walter Brennan) said that on his TV series "The real McCoys" in the late 50's early 60's. <grin>

Welcome. It was about 52 yo for me...
09-16-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 334
Posted By Iride01

measuring the area around the clamp is useless. ...

measuring the area around the clamp is useless. You need to know what the tube size is down below the clamp area. Most common caliper whether digital or not are not going to get inside far enough...
09-16-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Iride01

What does 26x1.5/559 mean? You have a tire...

What does 26x1.5/559 mean?
You have a tire that has that on the sidewall? Please post a pic. This will be the first time I ever will see a bicycle tire manufacturer prominently display something...
09-16-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Iride01

The backside of the drive side crank should have...

The backside of the drive side crank should have the exact crank set that is. This looks like the left side arm and it is compatible with several types of crank sets shimano sells.

More than...
09-16-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By Iride01

I tend to agree with Fahrenheit531 . It's...

I tend to agree with Fahrenheit531 . It's unlikely things are going to catastrophically and dramatically fail. And likely that whatever is wrong isn't going to cost significantly more to fix when it...
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