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04-21-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 131
Posted By Barry2

Even more so, if the flat you fixed was for a...

Even more so, if the flat you fixed was for a stranger you found walking their bike

Barry
04-17-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Barry2

Looking at the Shimano Spec's for the RD-5701 it...

Looking at the Shimano Spec's for the RD-5701 it come in two flavors/specs

SS = Max Cog=30T Max Capacity=34T

GS (when used on a Front Triple)= Max Cog=30T ...
04-16-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By Barry2

Sorry, I thought noobs could still read PM's. ...

Sorry, I thought noobs could still read PM's.

The PM simply states... please be careful.
If the chain is too short and you attempt to ride the bike, bad things can happen.
Be sure to test the...
04-16-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By Barry2

Reene, Please do tell the OP what happens to...

Reene,
Please do tell the OP what happens to his RD if he hops on his bike the chain is too short?

Thanks

Barry
04-16-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By Barry2

I think I found your RD spec, see the new edit to...

I think I found your RD spec, see the new edit to the Shimano page in my first post.

Chain is likely too short, but ONLY you can determine if the chain is of a suitable length, You may have...
04-16-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By Barry2

Welcome to Bike Forums. Pointer, there is a...

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Pointer, there is a Mechanics Forum here on BF that is better suited to this question.
However it will certainly get enough reads here in General to allow it to find help....
04-15-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Barry2

Ive seen sub-mm shims online. They are used to...

Ive seen sub-mm shims online. They are used to shim the Trainers cassette and eliminate the trainer/wheel difference.

Now if I could only remember where I saw them.

Barry
04-15-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Barry2

Hop on the bike and warm up for a while. Then...

Hop on the bike and warm up for a while.
Then pay attention to each shoe, is the shoe in the middle of the cleat float.
or
Is the shoe forced to the end of the float?
If forced to the end of...
04-15-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By Barry2

I wonder if Zwift would make money, if a user...

I wonder if Zwift would make money, if a user could opt to pay by the mile during the summer months?

Barry
04-15-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 519
Posted By Barry2

Toe Overlap

Toe Overlap,
Nothing says youd better learn to deal with this...... quite like a fixed wheel track bike used on the road !
Instantaneous Sink or Swim

Barry
04-14-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By Barry2

Gearing

Without knowing the number of teeth (both front and rear) and wheel size of each bike, we can't really help.

Once you know there there are many calculators (Like This One)...
04-14-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Barry2

Thule T2 Rack

The Thule T2 will pivot away from the vehicle to allow the hatch to open.
It will even do it when using the add-on +2 bike extension. (4 bikes total) if you have a class 3 hitch.
No Class 3 hitch,...
04-13-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By Barry2

Welcome to Bike Forums Are Merlin Cycles ...

Welcome to Bike Forums

Are Merlin Cycles (https://www.merlincycles.com/groupsets-1-93716/?brand=shimano&discipline=road&speed=11-speed&sort=price-min)able to ship to the USA?
I've never used...
04-13-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,554
Posted By Barry2

Weight loss

I've gone from ~225+ to 184 in two years while still eating 3 meals a day.

A couple of things helped along the weigh (pun intended).

1. As a lethargic and uncontrolled Type II diabetic,...
04-09-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Barry2

If you are fixing the chain by forcing the...

If you are fixing the chain by forcing the original (or a substitute) pin back into the chain, I'd suggest fixing the break with a quicklink instead.
Oh, and did you buy a name brand quality chain?...
04-07-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,403
Posted By Barry2

I'm 57 I do have a power meter I do have a...

I'm 57
I do have a power meter
I do have a cycling coach.

My coach has me training in various HR zones.
I can use the PM to keep my HR just where it needs to be.
I can even predict my HR 30+...
04-07-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By Barry2

Aaa

I don't think AAA makes it really obvious, but if you dig a little you'll find AAA covers you when on your bike (https://mwg.aaa.com/membership/articles/bicycle-roadside-assistance).

I keep a...
04-07-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By Barry2

I have people offer me money after I fixed their...

I have people offer me money after I fixed their flat. I decline and tell them "go buy a pump and patch kit, so you can help the next guy"

Barry
04-06-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 958
Posted By Barry2

NBD approaches Barry

NBD approaches
Barry
04-06-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 823
Posted By Barry2

I'm in the ER & flat out on a X-Ray table with a...

I'm in the ER & flat out on a X-Ray table with a pretty good head injury.
Radiographer calmly states "this is a difficult x-ray and might take more than one shot"

I replied "then why don't you go...
04-05-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Barry2

For Presta users

Flat Plastic valve core tool (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0888T3Z1P/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) weighs 0.6 grams .
A US penny weighs about 2.5grams.

Some pumps have...
04-02-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Barry2

I looked for a mechanical one without success. ...

I looked for a mechanical one without success.
I finally went DI2 and when combined with the DFLY (Bluetooth) I can get current Gear on my Wahoo Roam computer.

Barry
04-02-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,190
Posted By Barry2

Uk/usa

OK I'll play.
From UK but been in US for 30+ years.

UK - USA
Spanner - Wrench
Seatpin - Seatpost
Boot - Trunk
Bonnet - Hood
Tyre - Tire
03-30-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Barry2

Welcome to Bike Forums. I suspect your...

Welcome to Bike Forums.
I suspect your description of not being able to install a tire really means you can't install a wheel.
Tire installation is what you do after fixing a flat.

Are you're...
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 1,148,166
Posted By Barry2

Her first post at BF ”Can this wheel be...

Her first post at BF

”Can this wheel be trued?”

And the thread will be 43 posts long before we get a picture!

Barry
03-25-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Barry2

Wahoo replied. TLDR version.... "Nope - we...

Wahoo replied.

TLDR version....
"Nope - we don't support it" "but we might if Garmin lets us"

In a lapse of judgement I bothered to reply "Garmin Cycling Dynamics has been an OPEN standard...
03-25-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Barry2

Thanks all. I've done this with two computers,...

Thanks all.
I've done this with two computers, 1 Roam & 1 Bolt... but I was really hoping you Tandem Guys & Gals had an Ace up your sleeve.

OK - 2 computers it is then.

Thanks

Barry
03-24-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Barry2

+1 I've used this method. Had to tap it into...

+1
I've used this method. Had to tap it into the bolt head, but it came right out.
03-24-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Barry2

Two Power Meters on one bike computer?

Anyone able to use a single bike computer with two ... Front/Rear (not Left/Right) power meters?

Thanks

Barry
03-24-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By Barry2

:popcorn Let the shelling begin ! Any...

:popcorn

Let the shelling begin !

Any question regarding Ebay'ed Carbon results in "I WON'T USE THAT" replies
Heads-up.... incoming!
03-24-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Barry2

Wahoo Roam/Bolt & Garmin pedal Advanced Metrics

With Garmin releasing their new RS200 SPD-SL pedal, I've become interested in replacing my Stages dual with pedals.

Has anyone got the Wahoo Roam or Bolt to display Garmin's Advanced Metrics and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,718
Posted By Barry2

For sale in stock...

For sale in stock (https://www.insideoutsports.com/bike/pedals-cleats.html)

I know nothing about this store, I just happened to notice they "claim" to be selling them.
03-23-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,986
Posted By Barry2

I'll take a stab at explaining why you wont find...

I'll take a stab at explaining why you wont find a fix here at Bike Forums for this particular question.

When a bike takes an impact to the front, a few of things can happen, and the're all bad.
...
03-22-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 880
Posted By Barry2

With regards to Hollowtech II Just what does a...

With regards to Hollowtech II
Just what does a flimsy plastic cap achieve that a metal hook does not ?
03-22-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 880
Posted By Barry2

If the retaining bolts on a Shimano crankset let...

If the retaining bolts on a Shimano crankset let go, that stupid plastic cap aint going to hold it on. That's what the thin metal retaining hook is for.

All the best


Barry
03-22-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 880
Posted By Barry2

As you pointed out.. you don't need to run the...

As you pointed out.. you don't need to run the pre-load cap after you've tightened the crank bolts.
I'd avoid loctite on a plastic pre-load cap.

If it worries you, give it a wrap or two of...
03-18-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By Barry2

BLE is 2400-2483MHz Ant+ is 2457MHz ...... ...

BLE is 2400-2483MHz
Ant+ is 2457MHz ...... right in the mix of BLE

It's cheap to try, why not give it a go?
or don't !

Barry
03-18-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By Barry2

Assuming you're using a Bike Computer... Try...

Assuming you're using a Bike Computer... Try turning off Bluetooth on your phone.
My iPhone often causes havoc with BLE comm's.

Barry
03-17-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 899
Posted By Barry2

I find it tough to believe he's been gone for...

I find it tough to believe he's been gone for almost 20 years !
03-17-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 899
Posted By Barry2

Sorry... That is an open ended question and there...

Sorry... That is an open ended question and there are too many variables.

Age
Weight
Altitude
Training

Try THIS LINK (https://joefrielsblog.com/estimating-your-ftp/) for the calculation
03-14-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,901
Posted By Barry2

I had issues with a Wahoo Headwind fan. I could...

I had issues with a Wahoo Headwind fan. I could use it manually, but Bluetooth was not functional.
They offered a return label and upon receipt would ship as replacement as soon as one became...
03-14-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Barry2

Ill take one pertinent question from an...

Ill take one pertinent question from an inexperienced new member over the dozens of Me too or derogatory replies from established members.

Barry
03-13-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Barry2

Did you GOOGLE...

Did you GOOGLE (https://www.google.com/search?q=Esso+bicycle&rlz=1C1CHMO_enUS502US502&source=lnms&tbm=isch&biw=1920&bih=937).... they have pictures.

Barry

EDIT:
Oops ou can't post pics until...
03-11-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,571
Posted By Barry2

WOW, Wahoo don't discount the refurb's by much ! ...

WOW, Wahoo don't discount the refurb's by much !


Barry
03-11-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,571
Posted By Barry2

Youd be surprised at how much stuff is destroyed...

Youd be surprised at how much stuff is destroyed onsite and never returned to the manufacturer.
Costco is a prime example of this happening with larger items.

I wonder what happens to the...
03-10-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Barry2

The computer (containing the display) just needs...

The computer (containing the display) just needs to be on the bars where you can see it.
The Wireless speed sender, mounts on the forks, and the magnet on a Spoke.

Ideally the magnet passes...
03-10-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Barry2

Welcome to Bike Forums. Per Eric... you...

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Per Eric... you should likely go with a Quick Link instead of replacing the pin.
The width of a chain changes with the type and number of gears on a bike. Because of this,...
03-10-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Barry2

Welcome to Bike Forums. Sorry but you nee 10...

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Sorry but you nee 10 posts in order to post pictures.

Barry
03-06-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,464
Posted By Barry2

colin8, Welcome to bike forums. However as...

colin8,
Welcome to bike forums.
However as your first post..... it’s a bit weird.
You replied to a thread from 2018 and really didn’t add to the conversation.
Although not against the rules, it...
03-06-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,571
Posted By Barry2

peastman...

peastman (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/peastman-534281.html),
Glad to hear they got you squared away and for your update.
Please do come back and edit the pictures into your post once able....
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