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11-06-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,872
Posted By Iride01

I don't ride my bike without a helmet either, and...

I don't ride my bike without a helmet either, and it likely saved my life recently. However I'm perplexed at how some wish spend tax dollars and mandate increased expense for a few while ignoring...
07-31-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,412
Posted By Iride01

my apologies for being absent to my post. Last...

my apologies for being absent to my post. Last Saturday morning on the MUP of this post I wrecked and received a cracked skull, fractured orbit and of course a concussion along with other injuries. ...
07-26-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,353
Posted By Iride01

I've never felt hungry during a ride or shortly...

I've never felt hungry during a ride or shortly after one. At least not to the point of craving food. I do find that if all I do are short (for me) 20 mile rides that I tend to eat more at meal time...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,032
Posted By Iride01

I certainly don't want the blocked off roads or...

I certainly don't want the blocked off roads or thousands of miles with no stop sign. I just want some of the money spent on education of both drivers and cyclists for how to share the road. I ride...
07-26-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,195
Posted By Iride01

Road bike? You actually can wind up with too...

Road bike? You actually can wind up with too much weight on your arms by sitting upright in the more relaxed position that some want to use for riding a road bike (I was one of those too at one...
07-26-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,412
Posted By Iride01

Confusion when trying to be nice.

I was into mile 46 or so of my ride on the MUP yesterday. Not a lot of others out, but enough that I was actually being careful in areas where I couldn't see far enough ahead of me.

I saw that I...
07-26-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By Iride01

If there's a frayed cable or kinked cable...

If there's a frayed cable or kinked cable housing, then adjusting the DR won't help at all.

As far as Tourney vs Altus, it's more a feature thing. Altus can get you 9 speeds on the back though if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,032
Posted By Iride01

The dedicated MUP's that are completely separate...

The dedicated MUP's that are completely separate except for crossings are great. However many here are saying that because I like to ride fast when it's safe, I shouldn't be on a MUP. So I have...
07-24-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,353
Posted By Iride01

You aren't confusing thirst for hunger are you. ...

You aren't confusing thirst for hunger are you. You didn't mention anything about hydration. Thirty miles of riding in the heat we are having here will be two 24oz. bottles and maybe a little more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Iride01

Most bicycle tires aren't designed with profiling...

Most bicycle tires aren't designed with profiling as you see in automobile tires. Essentially they are round cross sections when you draw in the missing arc for clinchers. Just like tubulars. Tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 21,122
Posted By Iride01

The thing that miff's me the most is why some...

The thing that miff's me the most is why some e-bikes seem to intentionally mask the fact they are e-bikes. Still not certain how e-bikes can be allowed on a non-motorized path without setting up...
07-24-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,260
Posted By Iride01

Well that's great that you aren't seeing as much...

Well that's great that you aren't seeing as much issues while riding.. Especially that you made the double century. If you are happy with the physical therapy person, stay with them as long as you...
07-24-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,533
Posted By Iride01

Genitalia? Then that's not the perineum area...

Genitalia? Then that's not the perineum area either. The perineum is the area between your anus and genitalia many know as 'taint. You'll have to look that up or ask a teenager if you don't know.
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07-24-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Iride01

Might be just a matter of adjustment that the...

Might be just a matter of adjustment that the bike shop will be happy to take care of. If it's a new bike, unless you are very competent and knowledgeable about everything about your bike, you should...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Iride01

I'm certain the Walmart and Target bikes I bought...

I'm certain the Walmart and Target bikes I bought my kids growing up had the cheapest shimano on them possible. However despite the abuse from my kids riding, wrecking and leaving them in the rain,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Iride01

Over all diameter increases by 8mm. But...

Over all diameter increases by 8mm. But different makes and models of tire YMMV. It's just an estimate. You do only get roughly 4mm closer to the seat post, brake caliper or whatever is of the...
07-24-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Iride01

Why do you say your's is a BB73 then go on to...

Why do you say your's is a BB73 then go on to identify it as a 68x116 size?

Don't be so secretive about your bike. Let us know what it is and maybe we won't be so confused about how to answer you.
07-24-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Iride01

If air leaks from around where the stem exits the...

If air leaks from around where the stem exits the rim, then you busted the tube while installing it. If air leaks from the stem itself, then you got a bad valve core or you gunked it up when you...
07-24-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,096
Posted By Iride01

If your bike is worth stealing, then a lock of...

If your bike is worth stealing, then a lock of any sort is not going to deter a real bike thief. Putting an unlocked bike of greater value next to it might be a better idea. A battery powered angle...
07-24-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,683
Posted By Iride01

No, not that bad yet. Probably some of the...

No, not that bad yet. Probably some of the thinking that started people taking sides for the Eugenics Wars talked about in TOS "Space Seed"
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Iride01

Are you going to be able to devote more time to...

Are you going to be able to devote more time to riding? A road bike isn't a fast bike as much as it really is an endurance bike. Of course like any bike you can equip it and adjust your fit to it so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,960
Posted By Iride01

I was scrolling down to notice no one else picked...

I was scrolling down to notice no one else picked on this either. Without water or other hydration, the OP can't be riding very long at a time.

Also, the bike is pretty heavy. Though in flatter...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By Iride01

Tis one of the problems since we've gotten to...

Tis one of the problems since we've gotten to used to DVR'ing everything to watch at our leisure. Not telling you the news is sort of adverse to what a sports news magazine is supposed to do.
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07-24-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,683
Posted By Iride01

Hmmm, Don't know if the initial post reads quite...

Hmmm, Don't know if the initial post reads quite as the author intended. It does seem to have a little Khan Noonien Singh sentiment in it.
07-24-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,383
Posted By Iride01

I'm not sure why you don't want two or more...

I'm not sure why you don't want two or more bikes? A bike that does everything is probably just mediocre at most things.
07-24-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Iride01

Why not just get an aero endurance (road)...

Why not just get an aero endurance (road) frameset?
07-23-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,533
Posted By Iride01

Padded bike shorts? Is it possible your chamois...

Padded bike shorts? Is it possible your chamois is too thick?

And exactly what part of your lower extremities? If around the sit bones, perhaps you are sitting too upright. If between your number...
07-23-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,255
Posted By Iride01

The nice thing about the pista type stems used...

The nice thing about the pista type stems used nowadays is that it's so easy to change the reach of your bars without having to unwrap the bars. As well you can get them in differing angles so that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
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: 5
Views: 2,255
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: 7
Views: 457
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: 10
Views: 658
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: 7
Views: 1,608
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: 10
Views: 658
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: 13
Views: 850
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: 7
Views: 2,246
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: 47
Views: 3,894
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: 102
Views: 5,211
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: 40
Views: 3,268
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: 5
Views: 2,255
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: 40
Views: 3,268
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: 13
Views: 850
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: 11
Views: 826
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: 53
Views: 6,149
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: 1,671
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: 1,134
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: 26
Views: 2,490
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: 36
Views: 2,897
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: 21
Views: 1,384
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: 11
Views: 817
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.
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