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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Iride01

It's not the sort of thing I'd buy used, unless...

It's not the sort of thing I'd buy used, unless it came with the used bike I was also buying. I'd love to have Di2. Never had it, not willing to spend the bucks for it right now, but when I do,...
07-22-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Iride01

I'm not the person to tell you what all the...

I'm not the person to tell you what all the geometry and lengths means in relation to your fit on a bike. But my experience has been that I'm able to ride a couple sizes up from what bike shop...
07-22-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By Iride01

I'd agree it's probably english threaded BSA. So...

I'd agree it's probably english threaded BSA. So that means it's 1.37inches Diameter threads with 24 threads per inch. Be very careful not to confuse a 1.375 inch x 24 TPI because that is Italian...
07-21-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't want the silicone to get on my brake...

I wouldn't want the silicone to get on my brake surfaces. I've always heard silicone is hard to remove completely from a surface. Maybe that was just a painted surface such as in cars, where they...
07-21-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't trust the battery meter. The voltage...

I wouldn't trust the battery meter. The voltage profile is what that is looking at and if your battery is slightly off that, then it'll have you thinking the battery is low when there is still plenty...
07-21-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't use it on my airplane, if I had one....

I wouldn't use it on my airplane, if I had one. But I'd use it on my bike if it seemed okay. Then again, I'd put crisco on my bike if that's all I had. Bicycle bearings and chains don't turn the...
07-21-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Iride01

If you use the 50 front 11 back combo going...

If you use the 50 front 11 back combo going downhill, you will miss it sorely with anything less on the front. I'm 52/36 with 11-34 11-32 and am thinking of going the other way with a 53/39 front....
07-21-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Iride01

Good advice. Surprisingly, at the first of...

Good advice.

Surprisingly, at the first of this year I found myself riding with my elbows locked and had pains similar to the OP's. Getting more relaxed with slight bend and getting off the top...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,087
Posted By Iride01

Possibly the frameset pricing is set higher...

Possibly the frameset pricing is set higher because if there is a robust market in framesets it would cut into the sales of fully built bikes. As that would cut the number of components they have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,604
Posted By Iride01

Some of the local cycling clubs and others have...

Some of the local cycling clubs and others have funded purchasing and installing fountains here. Probably works better than trying to get a bunch of elected board members in agreement for such.
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07-21-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 690
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, I probably would have either rounded up or...

Yeah, I probably would have either rounded up or said "almost a hundred miles" <grin> So now I feel challenged since this year I haven't been over 63 miles.
07-21-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Iride01

Well the manufacturer's have their own idea of...

Well the manufacturer's have their own idea of how their bikes should fit the people that buy them. If they went by the same rules, then there'd be little need for other brands. Similar to how some...
07-21-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 690
Posted By Iride01

I used to use straight water, and eat my carbs...

I used to use straight water, and eat my carbs and electrolytes. However as I got more serious and faster riding it was just easier to put it all in my bottles. I do for 60 mile plus rides take a...
07-21-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Iride01

As long as you don't need the high ratios you are...

As long as you don't need the high ratios you are going to loose, then it might be okay. I don't think a mountain crank is a problem in general, but with that 11-36 on the back, you might need to...
07-21-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Iride01

For me, it depends on what's coming up on my...

For me, it depends on what's coming up on my riding schedule. If just a normal ride for me, I'm more curious about the "how far will they go" instead of worried about flatting. If a Century ride or...
07-19-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,317
Posted By Iride01

Seeing how anything you eat is part of your diet,...

Seeing how anything you eat is part of your diet, then I'd say everyone has their own diet.

I'm currently high in vegetables and fruit intake and fairly low on the meat consumption. For a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By Iride01

The Fuji of the previous century went bankrupt in...

The Fuji of the previous century went bankrupt in the 80's or 90'. Isn't this just a company that bought the name and now produces so so bikes? Maybe a tad better than Schwinn's today which are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By Iride01

Probably the materials of the frame or some...

Probably the materials of the frame or some unique way they manufacture the frame or any other component they make. But as for the Shimano, SRAM, or any other groupset on them, they are standard in...
07-19-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Iride01

As everyday hustle and bustle of life slows down...

As everyday hustle and bustle of life slows down as we get older.... or at least for me it did, then there is more time for activities we used to do all the time as kids. So yes there are a lot of...
07-19-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By Iride01

Don't you have an old smartphone that you can put...

Don't you have an old smartphone that you can put something like a quad lock on?

Old phones sitting in your drawer are still usuable as wifi only devices and you can load whatever cycling app...
07-19-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By Iride01

Depends on you. It's unlikely you'll make it as...

Depends on you. It's unlikely you'll make it as safe as it was. How do you quantify the safety you expect from it?
07-19-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Iride01

What did you overhaul? But I agree with others...

What did you overhaul? But I agree with others you should check the freehub or freewheel or the chain routing through the DR cage.
07-18-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 956
Posted By Iride01

Not too old I hope, I just bought the Open Sports...

Not too old I hope, I just bought the Open Sports little over two years ago and the Open Pro's nine months ago.

I forgot that Mavic makes several different models that they call by the Open Pro...
07-18-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,366
Posted By Iride01

Might be part of the advantage of the sealed...

Might be part of the advantage of the sealed cartridge bb's that you can't take them apart and see if there is grit in them.

Never took one apart myself, so maybe the seals actually work well. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By Iride01

Disassemble, clean, rebuild and lube everything...

Disassemble, clean, rebuild and lube everything you know how to do. If there is very obvious wear in something inexpensive and you can get it today, replace it. Otherwise, just put it all back...
07-18-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By Iride01

The cycling stats are already given by the bike...

The cycling stats are already given by the bike computer itself. The same things can usually be gotten from your phone via an app and without the need of a bike computer.

So what exactly are you...
07-18-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By Iride01

1) Yes. 2) Depends.

1) Yes.
2) Depends.
07-18-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 956
Posted By Iride01

Well thanks for the info people's. I see where...

Well thanks for the info people's. I see where those terms are really helpful for those that are running tubeless. It just adds a little more work for me to find a tire. Not a lot of work, but...
07-16-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 619
Posted By Iride01

Do you feel it too? or just hear it? Once I had...

Do you feel it too? or just hear it? Once I had a tick sound that seemed to come from somewhere down there in the crank area. Exclusively heard only when I put some effort into pedaling. Months...
07-16-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 956
Posted By Iride01

Y'all are still focusing too much on pro's and...

Y'all are still focusing too much on pro's and con's. I want to know if there are physical attributes in the construction of a tire marketed as "Tubeless" that make them unsuitable for using with a...
07-16-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 830
Posted By Iride01

A trainer won't help unless you can't ride the...

A trainer won't help unless you can't ride the road because of constraints on your time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Iride01

Any one of us might be the one in a million. So...

Any one of us might be the one in a million. So individually, our experience isn't necessarily the norm.
07-16-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 956
Posted By Iride01

Yes I'm asking about the differences in a tire...

Yes I'm asking about the differences in a tire that says it is a Tubeless tire as opposed to a tire that doesn't state that.

While I was aware of the term Tubeless Ready or TLR, I thought that...
07-16-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By Iride01

Might be the nature of your steel bike, but not...

Might be the nature of your steel bike, but not all steel bikes. At least that is if phantom shifting is what you are talking about.

The springiness of steel is one of the qualities that makes...
07-15-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Iride01

Then just remove the offending shift lever and...

Then just remove the offending shift lever and front derailleur. Then at least you'll still have the option of getting your fingers grimy and going to the smaller chain wheel if you ever need it.
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07-15-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 956
Posted By Iride01

Tubes in Tubeless Tires

Before I ever started thinking about it, I thought it was pretty much the wheel rim that needed to be made airtight for going tubeless and some goo installed for sealing any possible leaks around the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By Iride01

No bike is perfect. That's why you get more than...

No bike is perfect. That's why you get more than one.
07-15-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 830
Posted By Iride01

How much of an effort are you making while riding...

How much of an effort are you making while riding those thirty miles? Doing it at a leisurely pace or trying to keep at what you feel is near the maximum effort you can maintain?

Leisurely, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Iride01

If there is a min and max pressure, then put it...

If there is a min and max pressure, then put it in the middle. Ride a few rides, try 10 psi up or down, ride some more. What do your legs tell you while you are on the bike making some effort?
07-15-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Iride01

The tension pulley wheel on the t8000 might be...

The tension pulley wheel on the t8000 might be directional. Did you pull the cage apart at some point and maybe put it in backwards? It's the lower one.

New bike? Bought at an LBS? Then let them...
07-14-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Iride01

Might be a different story if the bike tires were...

Might be a different story if the bike tires were on the pavement and pulling a load.

You might find that it works perfectly on the pavement, or the fact you are now pulling a load will show that...
07-14-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By Iride01

How much is a new fork going to cost compared to...

How much is a new fork going to cost compared to the amount of time you are going to put into this one?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,389
Posted By Iride01

I don't agree that all mups are going to be...

I don't agree that all mups are going to be useless for road biking. For the most part, I and many others get good use out of the main eleven mile trail that parallels the Natchez Trace. And most...
07-14-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Iride01

That pic with the wheel in the truing stand made...

That pic with the wheel in the truing stand made me stop and go "huh". I'm sure it's just the camera perspective.

But yeah, get it going and ride it. Don't be like two of my friends. Both of...
07-14-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,698
Posted By Iride01

Well you missed my point. The point of yours that...

Well you missed my point. The point of yours that I was contesting was your only diet guideline....avoid white sugar and white flour.



I just don't see how avoiding white sugar is going to be a...
07-14-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By Iride01

If it's a cartridge bb and you are certain that's...

If it's a cartridge bb and you are certain that's where the noise is, then replace it. If you aren't doing any rides that demands that the bike function perfectly, or if the clicks don't drive you...
07-14-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,921
Posted By Iride01

I've never had a tire be difficult to get over...

I've never had a tire be difficult to get over the rim once you get to the end point. It's usually well to either side of the ending point that the bead of the tire stops and seems like it can't...
07-14-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By Iride01

Depends on your skills and time available, or if...

Depends on your skills and time available, or if will you be paying someone.

If paying someone and they show no sign of current problems, then wait till they do show a problem.

If taking the...
07-14-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Iride01

If I had it already, I'd try it and see. There...

If I had it already, I'd try it and see. There are some definite con's, but you probably already figured most of them.

You probably can put a 10 speed cassette on it. However it'd be better to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,389
Posted By Iride01

That's a different forum. Cyclocross and...

That's a different forum. Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) (https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/)
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