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07-14-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Iride01

Okay, change my statement to "speed cameras". ...

Okay, change my statement to "speed cameras". Still pretty much the same view point with regard to most of the revenue goes to private companies.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,580
Posted By Iride01

Maybe I'm wrong but everyone seems to be...

Maybe I'm wrong but everyone seems to be minimizing the importance of wheel mass for when it counts the most.

Lets say two riders identical in power output weight and every thing else...
07-13-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,676
Posted By Iride01

Climbing hills with a high cadences isn't any...

Climbing hills with a high cadences isn't any easier than mashing if you don't already have a high cadence for all your other riding. I struggled for years to get myself into being able to easily...
07-13-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 222
Posted By Iride01

Hopefully in late July to mid August a boat load...

Hopefully in late July to mid August a boat load of new bikes and frames will get here.
07-13-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Iride01

My only real objection to red light cameras is...

My only real objection to red light cameras is that they are owned, installed, maintained, monitored and citations issued under the guise of the local jurisdiction they are in when actually they are...
07-13-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By Iride01

I don't know why nighttime keeps getting brought...

I don't know why nighttime keeps getting brought up. The OP ask about daytime running lights.

I am in complete agreement that strobes and flashing lights are annoying at night. And should not be...
07-13-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Iride01

Probably way too small. You should google for...

Probably way too small. You should google for that bike and try to find the sizing the mfr suggested for that bike. Usually if you can find an old catalog of the bikes they made for that year there...
07-13-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 222
Posted By Iride01

If you are willing to spend the money, you can...

If you are willing to spend the money, you can buy a new frame from most any bike manufacturer. Trek, Giant, Cannondale, Specialized and others all have a price posted for new and NOS stock they have...
07-13-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By Iride01

Color of flashing lights has specific meaning...

Color of flashing lights has specific meaning though in many states. Amber was reserved for utility vehicles, tow-trucks and such. Red for emergency vehicles like ambulances and fire trucks and blue...
07-13-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Iride01

80-90 rpm isn't a magic number on hills for knee...

80-90 rpm isn't a magic number on hills for knee issues. What is magic for knee issues is just learning to shift to a lower gear when ever you feel like you are putting a lot of muscle into pedaling....
07-13-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,289
Posted By Iride01

Best is a subjective term and just like...

Best is a subjective term and just like everything in this old thread you dredged up, opinions will differ. Nice thing is, if you know how to paint your bike or anything else with spray equipment. ...
07-13-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By Iride01

17 dollars and you take it to them is a decent...

17 dollars and you take it to them is a decent price. 17 dollars and the mechanic is coming to you, I'd tip pretty heavy. Regardless, sometimes there is a little more to it than just tightening a...
07-13-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By Iride01

Sit bones aren't just little knobs that poke down...

Sit bones aren't just little knobs that poke down from your pelvis. They are a long structure on either side that get closer together as you lean forward. So the width you measure sitting up isn't...
07-13-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Iride01

I didn't look at the link. However, to me that...

I didn't look at the link. However, to me that is much like using the heavy bike I mentioned previously. But I'll add one caveat that might be a plausible benefit to both......

Generally when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,580
Posted By Iride01

I know, and I didn't hear a thing about how they...

I know, and I didn't hear a thing about how they compare in just a 200 meter sprint. Otherwise I'd agree that it's pretty much just weight.

In the grand scheme of anything longer than maybe a...
07-12-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Iride01

The length of ride doesn't determine what I eat...

The length of ride doesn't determine what I eat before the ride as much as what the start time is.

If it's an early morning ride then pretty much the same as you -- nothing. Maybe a banana,...
07-12-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By Iride01

I mix it up when I feel a need to change. But...

I mix it up when I feel a need to change. But that doesn't last long and I just go back to the same long trail that is a quarter mile from the house. Just too convenient, reasonably well maintained,...
07-12-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 671
Posted By Iride01

Isn't it just the first thread that is boogered...

Isn't it just the first thread that is boogered up? Just file that away with a flat bastard file or lightly touch it on a belt sander with the belt running toward the inside of the tube. A belt...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,580
Posted By Iride01

If getting lighter wheels is the only way to...

If getting lighter wheels is the only way to easily lighten your bike by a pound or so then the battle of rotational weight and just weight is meaningless anyhow.

So what's the point? I tried to...
07-12-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Iride01

On the smaller cogs sometimes you'll feel the...

On the smaller cogs sometimes you'll feel the chain "rumble" as the rollers engage the cog. So what you are feeling might be normal. I typically will notice it the few times I clean the gunk from...
07-12-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Iride01

I had a driver tell me I had the right-of-way at...

I had a driver tell me I had the right-of-way at a MUP crossing. Actually, I don't. As it is in most states, a bicycle must stop and wait till it is clear to cross. I even have a stop sign on the...
07-12-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By Iride01

Midway through my two or three months of looking...

Midway through my two or three months of looking for a new bike I realized that this would become a thing. So I changed my mind and bought a bike with disc brakes just because I didn't want be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By Iride01

Maybe the guy knew your rim already had a tire...

Maybe the guy knew your rim already had a tire width near the minimum and just tried to simplify the explanation which is done too often unfortunately.

Until you know the internal width of your...
07-12-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Iride01

Don't forget to make sure your wheel sensor is...

Don't forget to make sure your wheel sensor is compatible with the Leyzne or else you'll have to add that to your budget, or make sure you get a combo package.
07-12-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By Iride01

If the "real man" saddle had a version with a...

If the "real man" saddle had a version with a decent cutout I'd try it! <grin>

Looks a little wide in the nose though.
07-12-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Iride01

You also could just drill it out. But plastic...

You also could just drill it out. But plastic can grab hold of a bit suddenly and make you loose control of where the bit is going and ruin things you don't want ruined. So if it comes to that...
07-12-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Iride01

Might be easier to push it through to the other...

Might be easier to push it through to the other side. Be sure you have something that long, almost the same diameter and strong.

Or same thing from the other side.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,467
Posted By Iride01

A course or route is something that you map out...

A course or route is something that you map out and follow. A ride or activity log that you upload is what you actually did including when you might have went off course and it contains what the GPS...
07-12-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, back in the good old days bicycles didn't...

Yeah, back in the good old days bicycles didn't even have pedals. We are just getting too soft! <grin>
07-12-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By Iride01

If by touring, you mean actually pulling a...

If by touring, you mean actually pulling a trailer or having loaded to the gills panniers and such then I'd have no idea as that limits speed quite a bit. Upright seating is quite a bit different to...
07-12-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Iride01

Usually with things like wheel sensors (speed)...

Usually with things like wheel sensors (speed) it's just a matter of adjustment. I've had few problems with mine. All were the first year I had it before finally getting it aligned with the magnet...
07-12-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By Iride01

Unless you got the bike for less than a hundred...

Unless you got the bike for less than a hundred bucks, I'd investigate getting your money back. You might have a money pit. Especially if you don't have experience DIY'ing bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By Iride01

We've had a few around here for over 15 years or...

We've had a few around here for over 15 years or more. Some single lane, some double lane. Some people that drive them every day still don't seem to understand them. They stop before entering even...
07-11-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By Iride01

Last bike I had that had a gear indicator was a 3...

Last bike I had that had a gear indicator was a 3 speed english racer in the late 60's. I know it's slightly more common on mountain bikes, but are they really needed?

As for DIYing them, if...
07-11-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Iride01

Carbonfiberboy Interesting. I assumed this was...

Carbonfiberboy Interesting. I assumed this was another of those "altitude mask" questions.

I do find some benefit in other things to periodically do some very deep breathing exercises.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By Iride01

MUPs around here got real crowded with newbies. ...

MUPs around here got real crowded with newbies. Both walkers and cyclist. Roads were empty till about a month and a half ago. So staying on the road then made more sense.

MUP has gotten a...
07-11-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 257
Posted By Iride01

Durn..... so much for googling. All the pic's...

Durn..... so much for googling. All the pic's showed a square taper as did several on eBay I looked at. Still same advice though.
Octalink and ISIS are two different types of splined spindles. ...
07-11-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By Iride01

These offer some more reasoned thinking on it. ...

These offer some more reasoned thinking on it. The bike I had the shimmy in was a very tall frame and headset.

Scroll about halfway down in this first article....
07-11-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By Iride01

Some bikes do it at lower speeds and some don't...

Some bikes do it at lower speeds and some don't do it at all. Or at least not at speeds I've gotten too, which aren't as fast as you guys apparently can go. Never seemed to matter about tires,...
07-11-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Iride01

I've had issues with the Ride app since its last...

I've had issues with the Ride app since its last update a month or so ago. While I haven't had any known troubles while on a ride, I have had it loose my helmet paring between some rides even though...
07-11-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 257
Posted By Iride01

Yep, I quit using square tapers long ago. Too...

Yep, I quit using square tapers long ago. Too much to consider. Even the fact that some are JIS and there were other square taper standards back in the day made for complications.
07-11-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Iride01

What are you training for? It's sort of like...

What are you training for?

It's sort of like riding a heavy bike for training and then using a light bike for competition. You suddenly feel like and see a big performance boost.

However if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,059
Posted By Iride01

While I love being in low humidity areas for...

While I love being in low humidity areas for anything that isn't about long hard levels of exertion. I've wondered if in those climates I'd miss some of the things that clue me into when I'm doing...
07-11-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,443
Posted By Iride01

I don't think strength is directly related to...

I don't think strength is directly related to muscle mass. I've seen some spindly arm people pick up way more than I can. And I've seen some guys with massive toned looking biceps that can't lift...
07-11-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Iride01

Put your pics up on a pic hosting site then write...

Put your pics up on a pic hosting site then write the URL to that pic in your plain text of your post. You might have to remove the https:// or change the '.' to 'dot'.

If you use google photos,...
07-11-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 945
Posted By Iride01

Problem I see with the discussion is that over...

Problem I see with the discussion is that over the decades various versions of each group shifted better or worse than another version of the same product tier. IE, 105 5800 shifted much better than...
07-11-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 257
Posted By Iride01

They are square taper JIS to the spindle. So just...

They are square taper JIS to the spindle. So just get any other square taper JIS that suits your fancy and is appropriate for that bike. REI might have some suggestions if you bought the bike from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 581
Posted By Iride01

Why would it be a guess. You have years of...

Why would it be a guess. You have years of experience and should know what works well for you on what road surface on what size tire and bike.

There is nothing random about the guess. Certainly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 581
Posted By Iride01

I think people take this low pressure is faster...

I think people take this low pressure is faster thing way too far. While I understand the concept of rough roads imparting a energy vector in the wrong direction for tires exceeding "optimal" psi. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 755
Posted By Iride01

Auto calibrate varies from mfr to mfr and even...

Auto calibrate varies from mfr to mfr and even between devices. However auto calibrate can be very accurate. Or if when the auto calibrate is being done you are in poor reception, then it can be...
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