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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 177
Posted By Iride01

Persistence can pay off. Whether it was or...

Persistence can pay off.

Whether it was or wasn't Specialized's fault I don't think any will argue that it's nice the bike shop stood by you and worked to get the issue taken care of.
09-26-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By Iride01

I've never been able to fully control when weight...

I've never been able to fully control when weight comes off of me or not. Usually it's when I least expect it too.
09-26-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Iride01

If the bike isn't for show or about to be an art...

If the bike isn't for show or about to be an art exhibit, just don't worry about it. Or buy new if it bothers you that much.
09-26-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By Iride01

Nope. I just liked the looks of them with their...

Nope. I just liked the looks of them with their skinny tubes. Although the Paramount I think was a OS version or something they were experimenting with slightly different tube sizes. I'm out of...
09-26-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,876
Posted By Iride01

Seems like you are saying pretty much what I just...

Seems like you are saying pretty much what I just said.

Though I'll still maintain that the body is always using fat for part of it's energy. Depending on ones level of exertion energy from fat...
09-26-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By Iride01

Everyone probably uses those terms slightly...

Everyone probably uses those terms slightly different and depending on whether it was a good sensation or not to them. What many call twitchy is just a change in the responsiveness from the deader...
09-26-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 856
Posted By Iride01

Well likely you could have signed up for the ride...

Well likely you could have signed up for the ride sooner and got a lower registration fee! <grin>

But since it's a charity ride, maybe they'll make good use of anything over whatever their costs...
09-25-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By Iride01

What exactly doesn't go smoothly when she shifts...

What exactly doesn't go smoothly when she shifts the front? If she doesn't understand that at the same time the front is shifted that the rear must be shifted two or three cogs to get the correct...
09-25-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By Iride01

If you look at that scooter from the side profile...

If you look at that scooter from the side profile you'll see that it's stem angles back putting the handlebars in a position where the rider has to put more weight on the rear. The little kick...
09-25-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 270
Posted By Iride01

Notice how you didn't have any issue getting the...

Notice how you didn't have any issue getting the bead of the tire of the other side on the rim. That is because there wasn't anything competing with it for the smallest diameter of the rim which is...
09-24-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By Iride01

If you don't have the old one to compare with and...

If you don't have the old one to compare with and it looks like the ring is closer to one ring than the other, then possibly you put it with the wrong side out. You did put it on the opposite side of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 737
Posted By Iride01

It's their instinct to dart back and forth hoping...

It's their instinct to dart back and forth hoping that gives them a chance to escape. They just don't realize that you aren't a predator that is after them.

I had and still have the same issues...
09-24-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 498
Posted By Iride01

Well even with out the cassette change on the...

Well even with out the cassette change on the rear, you'll see a somewhat decent amount of ease climbing in the 34F/26R combo.

One of the things I'd suspect about the Chorus 12 crank is that it's...
09-24-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By Iride01

If you didn't replace the chain you might also...

If you didn't replace the chain you might also try doing so. Or at least check if the chain has any measurable wear. If it does, then that also might contribute to it not meshing immediately as the...
09-24-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Iride01

Carbonfiberboy Those helped some for getting me...

Carbonfiberboy Those helped some for getting me on the track of what to look for to read up on. Prior to this I was just seeing stuff only talking about the increased serum glucose and Type II...
09-24-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 498
Posted By Iride01

Swapping the crank probably won't be an issue....

Swapping the crank probably won't be an issue. However you might need to check to see if your current DR will handle those bigger tooth cogs on the rear. I haven't had Campy stuff since my '79...
09-24-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By Iride01

Only 15 mph on a bike.... as a pre-teen or teen....

Only 15 mph on a bike.... as a pre-teen or teen. If that was the extent of your experience during those years, then perhaps you led a sheltered life too! <grin>
09-23-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 242
Posted By Iride01

Just glancing quickly at the links, but for the...

Just glancing quickly at the links, but for the EVO links, I see no specs. So what's the OLD (drop out spacing or Over Locknut Dimension) of that hub and is it even a 700C (622mm BSD) rim. As well it...
09-23-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 601
Posted By Iride01

You might consider getting rid of both... or just...

You might consider getting rid of both... or just hanging them on the wall for artwork. And instead just get a new bike.

I do endorse the suggestion to keep the one that will be your first choice...
09-23-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Iride01

Statins Effect on Glycogen

After several years of having a LDL higher than what my Doctor desires, I've relented and started on the statin, Pravastatin, a little over a week ago... 4 rides ago.

Right off the bat I notice...
09-23-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Iride01

RT-MT800 is a Deore series rotor for mountain...

RT-MT800 is a Deore series rotor for mountain bikes. Not Ultegra. Did you mix up the number? Or is RT-MT800 what you are actually asking about?

Here is the current compatibility chart from...
09-23-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By Iride01

Were you never a kid? Or did you lead a very...

Were you never a kid? Or did you lead a very sheltered and safe life? Safety awareness many times seems to be something one gains as one ages and survives the stupid things done previously.

My...
09-23-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Iride01

That might not work if the new email address has...

That might not work if the new email address has to be validated. But might be worth a try.

Many forums don't really have a way to remove a member name from the forum as that goes somewhat with...
09-23-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Iride01

Well I do notice, when in the Gallery, that when...

Well I do notice, when in the Gallery, that when I open up the "inspect" feature of Chrome, that there is a caution about a deprecated procedure being used and a few errors (2 - 5 usually per page)...
09-23-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,730
Posted By Iride01

Well that at least is a valid consideration I've...

Well that at least is a valid consideration I've not heard before. But I'd wonder if it's happened due to cycling and if there is any reporting statistics on that.

Also realize that the ICD I had...
09-23-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By Iride01

Garbage feeling in all of you or just in your...

Garbage feeling in all of you or just in your legs? Regardless of whether after a rest day or not, quite often my legs don't feel good on any ride during the first 60 minutes of riding. However my...
09-23-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 780
Posted By Iride01

Because your cycling only works your joints and a...

Because your cycling only works your joints and a certain set of muscles to a very particular and repetitive range of motion and limit.

PT will probably involve doing stuff that you can't do on...
09-23-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 186
Posted By Iride01

Being that you changed out the freewheel, do you...

Being that you changed out the freewheel, do you know if this freewheel is intended to be used with e-bikes?

Even if it is, I see a lot of issues people are having with e-bikes that to me seems...
09-23-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By Iride01

This makes me think you are using a frame pump...

This makes me think you are using a frame pump instead of a floor pump.

If so, then I'm imagining that since the frame pump attaches directly to the valve body you are simply rocking the stem back...
09-23-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By Iride01

Apparently y'all out there have a law defining...

Apparently y'all out there have a law defining what a scooter can do. But if it goes over 15 mph, is it any longer a scooter? Might it then come under other regulations more typical for motorcycles...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 442
Posted By Iride01

If that pic is with the tire inflated to it's...

If that pic is with the tire inflated to it's normal riding pressure, then I wouldn't be concerned with safety any more than if it were a new tire. With the tubed tires I use, I will only worry if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 442
Posted By Iride01

Somehow I can't see that there would be any vast...

Somehow I can't see that there would be any vast amount of difference for cost of manufacture. Certainly not enough for us to realize it in our wallets. And besides, many manufacturers don't price...
09-22-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 417
Posted By Iride01

When you are on the bike, most of us aren't going...

When you are on the bike, most of us aren't going to even be able to tell if you have any shorts or bibs on at all. Just keep your jersey pulled down so we don't see your crack as we come up on your...
09-22-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,174
Posted By Iride01

However the person resurrecting this thread is in...

However the person resurrecting this thread is in fact the OP and that was one of the acceptable conditions on Zombie revival that was proposed.
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09-22-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,876
Posted By Iride01

Your body never had to get use to using fat as a...

Your body never had to get use to using fat as a fuel source. It always has used fat for fuel. At best you are just conditioning your body to convert fat to energy at a faster rate.
09-22-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 347
Posted By Iride01

Sad that people object to reflectors so much. ...

Sad that people object to reflectors so much. They really do seem to be some of the first things I notice bringing my attention to a bicycle and cyclist when I'm driving at night. And when those...
09-21-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Iride01

Handling and anything most people call "twitchy"...

Handling and anything most people call "twitchy" are usually something you can easily get use to and it'll no longer seem twitchy. Between a 54 and a 56 probably not much difference at all for...
09-21-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By Iride01

A definite maybe. Still depends on how good...

A definite maybe.

Still depends on how good you are at keeping the rest of the tire bead of the side you are try to get on or off pushed to the middle of the rim so it'll give you the least...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Iride01

If your budget for tires depends on the...

If your budget for tires depends on the difference in how long 25mm last compared to 28mm wide tires, then maybe your budget is too tight!

Seriously, I doubt that it is very much if any. And the...
09-20-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Iride01

Your Garmin Edge 530 will estimate your FTP as it...

Your Garmin Edge 530 will estimate your FTP as it collects data from rides that you do. Unless you've told it not to, then it'll let you know when it thinks you have increased your FTP level at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Iride01

If you are a total newbie when it comes to bikes,...

If you are a total newbie when it comes to bikes, then I'd suggest you get something much less expensive and ride it for several thousand miles and get some more experience so you'll know what your...
09-20-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By Iride01

Is this your pic? ...

Is this your pic?

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/80-nishiki_riviera_frame_brk_db00eff8472837c8dc7097dc04765089d1c67b20.jpg
09-20-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,119
Posted By Iride01

Well also keep in mind that a lot of us boast and...

Well also keep in mind that a lot of us boast and fudge about what we actually are doing. So when the OP said this....


I take that to mean that at most they sometimes ride once or twice a week...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By Iride01

Pretty much that is my point. I feel that...

Pretty much that is my point.

I feel that many of the people that always claim their rotors warped provide no evidence other than they appear to go from pad to pad as the wheel rotates. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By Iride01

Visually I can't tell that my rotors aren't...

Visually I can't tell that my rotors aren't rubbing on one pad all the time. There is no gap between the disc and pad on one side. However I don't have any noise while riding. Nor do I have any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By Iride01

When the disc travels from side to side that 1...

When the disc travels from side to side that 1 millimeter and rubs the other pad, is that more just a visual thing or are you actually... while riding the bike, feeling the scrubbing of the pads...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By Iride01

If your mechanic hesitated, it's probably because...

If your mechanic hesitated, it's probably because they were talking to you off the top of their head without researching it. It's not like all of us can remember instantly everything we ever have...
09-20-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By Iride01

Why don't you just buy the proper front and back...

Why don't you just buy the proper front and back units then you won't have to hope you can cobble together stuff from the old brakes that you say already are giving you issues.

It's okay to use...
09-19-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By Iride01

I think it's pretty much the mounting plates and...

I think it's pretty much the mounting plates and maybe a few other little things that screw into it so it fits properly on the chain stay as opposed to the fork. The body itself is the same. Or at...
09-19-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 581
Posted By Iride01

A lot of stuff on a bike is just adjusting. No...

A lot of stuff on a bike is just adjusting. No parts needed. And you'll be surprised how many can't patch their own inner tubes or change the tube if they have a flat.

Whether there is enough...
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