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04-14-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By Iride01

Then I think you're good. Just don't be one of...

Then I think you're good. Just don't be one of the bean counters that has problems understanding why one ride will have a differing Calorie burn than another ride of the same route. <grin>

With...
04-14-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Iride01

I agree with his sentiment. But once they come...

I agree with his sentiment. But once they come here and post a message then we are at the point he makes at 2:19 into the video.

But in general we do need to be better and not discouraging anyone...
04-14-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 444
Posted By Iride01

I can remove them and put them on without...

I can remove them and put them on without anything but my fingers. GP 5000's, Vittoria Rubino Pro's, Specialized Turbo Pros and Bontrager something. No idea what country they were made in. All 23...
04-14-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By Iride01

You do realize you are in the wrong sub-forum...

You do realize you are in the wrong sub-forum don't you. This is the one where we tell you how to properly fit your body to the bicycle.

You need to go back to the Bicycle Mechanics...
04-14-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By Iride01

Yes an you have to realize I'm making off handed...

Yes an you have to realize I'm making off handed remarks. Don't think I'm implying your Edge 130 or any other device will be off by one or two mph. Only during the few times you might have a...
04-14-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 256
Posted By Iride01

Harbor freight for a cheap tarp.

Harbor freight for a cheap tarp.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By Iride01

I admire your determination to separate...

I admire your determination to separate conversations to a very specific point, but this might be going too far.

Tire Pump - To Carry On Rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 429
Posted By Iride01

Some CO2 inflators don't do what intuitively...

Some CO2 inflators don't do what intuitively you'd think they do. Even reading the instruction can be confusing until you actually attempt to use them a few times. Then you'll usually have an "aha"...
04-14-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By Iride01

Tourney. Are you really wanting to know the...

Tourney.

Are you really wanting to know the model and series number?
04-14-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By Iride01

Bluetooth? If you can check to see if the...

Bluetooth? If you can check to see if the bluetooth actually has a connection to your phone while you are doing and recording an activity. If you have a phone that actually has Ant+, then try that...
04-14-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By Iride01

Can you tell while you are riding your bike if...

Can you tell while you are riding your bike if you are one or two mph slower or faster now? I ride in pretty much constantly rolling terrain. My speed is never constant. My cadence constant.

For...
04-14-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 378
Posted By Iride01

No, that's reasonable to try to do things to...

No, that's reasonable to try to do things to minimize it. Shorter cranks and narrower tires will help toward that too. So will moving the cleat forward on your shoe. But maybe in the bigger picture,...
04-14-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 359
Posted By Iride01

While I've never had a bike fit, it might have...

While I've never had a bike fit, it might have helped me learn quicker things that have taken me upwards of 55 plus years to learn.

But I do consider those fitters that only do one and done fits...
04-14-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By Iride01

If you are willing to pay for your education,...

If you are willing to pay for your education, then go to a shop that is willing to let you watch them while they adjust it. Some do, some don't. Some are hopelessly backlogged with stuff to work on....
04-14-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 378
Posted By Iride01

Me and my son where stopped at a traffic light...

Me and my son where stopped at a traffic light waiting to go. He'd let his front wheel flop completely to the side while stopped. When the green came to go, he started pedaling before getting his...
04-14-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 425
Posted By Iride01

I used to ever so slightly inflate my tubes to...

I used to ever so slightly inflate my tubes to help get them in the tire and rim. Once in the tire and rim, they had to have most all the air let out to easily get the bead of the tire over the rim...
04-14-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 378
Posted By Iride01

I'm not, all my old bikes had toe overlap. Except...

I'm not, all my old bikes had toe overlap. Except for maybe the cruiser style frame I had as my first bike.

It's definitely a thing from long ago that is not a problem except to those that never...
04-14-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 378
Posted By Iride01

When does the front wheel hit your shoes? While...

When does the front wheel hit your shoes? While stopped or while riding? Unless you ride slower than a person can walk, I'd think it unlikely you are going to turn the wheel far enough for...
04-14-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By Iride01

If both her and you in decent riding shape and...

If both her and you in decent riding shape and when riding there in the flat lands and y'all are riding mostly on the smaller half of the rear cassette or freewheel (high gear ratios) then both of...
04-14-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,964
Posted By Iride01

Well that is a slightly more useful comment to...

Well that is a slightly more useful comment to off set my experience which is mostly very light urban and into the sticks. It will have made a much better counterpoint to my remark than any of the...
04-14-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Iride01

Well now you know. You won't be the first noob...

Well now you know. You won't be the first noob to forums that has done this, so don't get upset. Otherwise I'd suggest you stick with facebook or twitter or hope for AOL to come back.

Read...
04-14-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 681
Posted By Iride01

I don't see it as a cyclists are always wrong...

I don't see it as a cyclists are always wrong crusade.

It's just supplying another viewpoint or pointing out things so we can be aware of them. It's always more helpful to me to understand what...
04-13-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By Iride01

On that model being that old, you may not find...

On that model being that old, you may not find any doc's that show. Usually you can see on the pinch bolt and it's washers or whatever is part of it how to put the cable.

This is what was on the...
04-13-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 681
Posted By Iride01

But if the Canadian driver had been on a bicycle,...

But if the Canadian driver had been on a bicycle, your brother probably wouldn't have had much to fix if anything. Maybe fix a scratch. Wipe some blood off. <grin>

But yeah, I get confused...
04-13-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,964
Posted By Iride01

The member making the comment that prompted my...

The member making the comment that prompted my post is from New Orleans. I probably should have quoted them originally and maybe my reason for singling out New Orleans will have been more clear.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,064
Posted By Iride01

Do they? I never realized that. You should have...

Do they? I never realized that. You should have heard us at the airport talking about doctors and their Beechcraft Bonanza's. <grin> :D
04-13-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Iride01

Your max cog size for that SS DR is 27. You might...

Your max cog size for that SS DR is 27. You might can go a few teeth bigger with the same DR. Or you might can make that DR work by adding a hangar extender.

But those extenders sometimes cost...
04-13-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 681
Posted By Iride01

Well just to give an example or two from my...

Well just to give an example or two from my riding.

Sometimes I take a route that goes through a two lane traffic circle. I go through them much quicker on a bike than most cars will. If a car...
04-13-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Iride01

Touring on a paved road? Why wouldn't you have...

Touring on a paved road? Why wouldn't you have looked at Touring bikes. Many manufacturers have that as a specific category bike. It's frame is usually designed for having racks, panniers, fenders...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,064
Posted By Iride01

As for your chain breaking. I tend to believe...

As for your chain breaking. I tend to believe that those that wear out their chains in a short amount of mileage or those that break their chains tend to be those that can put hellatious amounts of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,064
Posted By Iride01

For the benefit and education of our younger...

For the benefit and education of our younger generation.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69iB-xy0u4A


It wasn't stated in the clip, but those are the Knights of Ne Ni.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Iride01

I probably always feel bikes should be chosen by...

I probably always feel bikes should be chosen by the person that is going to be riding them.

Has your fiancée tried out a Cadd10 or a bike that has a similar stack and reach? Just go to a shop...
04-13-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 544
Posted By Iride01

Four cars, one sailboat, and seven bikes that...

Four cars, one sailboat, and seven bikes that were purchased specifically for me during my so far 63 years of life. I tend to hold on to cars till they are totally worthless, bikes too I suppose. My...
04-13-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By Iride01

How accurate do you need? I'd just...

How accurate do you need?

I'd just consider price and aesthetics. How much do you want to pay? Do wires wrapping around your frame bother you?

A Garmin 130 or any device Wahoo, Lezyne or...
04-13-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By Iride01

12 years ago I left square tapers for HollowTech...

12 years ago I left square tapers for HollowTech II and other similar 2 piece cranks with their external bearings and never looked back. Have not replaced any yet or had a single issue with crank or...
04-13-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 425
Posted By Iride01

Blowing a tube up before containing it in a tire...

Blowing a tube up before containing it in a tire serves no purpose except to have it behave like a balloon.
04-13-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By Iride01

On all my front DR's the high is on the right and...

On all my front DR's the high is on the right and the low adjust on the left. Similarly my big chain ring is on the right and the little chain ring on the left.

Shimano has a pretty good tech doc...
04-13-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 256
Posted By Iride01

Rubber in tires is much tougher than a cat and...

Rubber in tires is much tougher than a cat and it's claws. It'd take them quite a while to hurt anything. Maybe just provide them a better scratching post or other surface to claw on. If they seem to...
04-13-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 681
Posted By Iride01

Do you really feel the driver of the vehicle in...

Do you really feel the driver of the vehicle in front would be considered liable for any damages? Here, the vehicle behind is responsible for maintaining clearance from the other vehicle no matter...
04-12-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 681
Posted By Iride01

No I hope no one would want to see them get hurt....

No I hope no one would want to see them get hurt. Even if we all do consider it a stupid practice. However from his viewpoint he knew what he was doing and probably an expectation of how you would...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,883
Posted By Iride01

:)Might be one that has carbon in it. Only they...

:)Might be one that has carbon in it. Only they call it graphene or something like that. Wasn't that the one going for $400 a 8 oz bottle when it came out?
04-12-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 356
Posted By Iride01

LBS = Local Bike Shop LHBS = Local Home Brew...

LBS = Local Bike Shop

LHBS = Local Home Brew Shop
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,064
Posted By Iride01

Well looking at your OP as I viewed your post, it...

Well looking at your OP as I viewed your post, it is in the correct sub-forum. I'm not sure why others see this as a mechanical question because you never ask one.


At least I don't see a...
04-12-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 681
Posted By Iride01

It's really not your problem or your wife's...

It's really not your problem or your wife's problem. To me the vehicle in front, whether that is a bike or a motor vehicle is the one that gets to do what ever they want. The vehicle behind is...
04-12-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By Iride01

What frame are you putting it in? Did it ever...

What frame are you putting it in? Did it ever have a regular Alfine hub in it of that size? I'd think your frame just won't fit that hub or maybe you left a spacer off the axle.

You are talking...
04-12-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Iride01

I might suggest looking at from the rear of your...

I might suggest looking at from the rear of your bike at the same level as the cassette to the chainwheel. What's the chain line look like on the top and maybe compare how that looks between it and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,064
Posted By Iride01

I don't know that Shimano makes any chains that...

I don't know that Shimano makes any chains that are worried about their direction of rotation. Shimano for a long time has cared that their name is on the outside. Whether that is for advertising...
04-12-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Iride01

One more thought though. And purely speculation,...

One more thought though. And purely speculation, but the excessive wear may have been from the DR not being parallel to the chain and it was leading with the nose whenever it shifted up to the...
04-12-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Iride01

If that's the case, and you routed the chain...

If that's the case, and you routed the chain correctly, though I can't really imagine how you wouldn't if you didn't undo the chain, then it will almost have to be a gunked up DR mechanism. Is it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Iride01

For what you are doing, just buy what looks nice...

For what you are doing, just buy what looks nice and not worry about whether they are the ultimate wheel that defines wheel for everyone.

If that is an aero look or not. Aluminum or carbon, you...
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