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10-27-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Iride01

Not trying to be funny, but very seriously my...

Not trying to be funny, but very seriously my recommendation is not buy a bike you can't easily afford to replace.

Trackers just have all sorts of ways not to work. And anyone that steals bikes...
10-27-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Iride01

Tires grow in diameter about as much as the...

Tires grow in diameter about as much as the change in width. So if you know where on the bike the least amount of clearance is, then you should know how much bigger a tire you can get.... Once you...
10-27-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By Iride01

Probably quite a bit more aggressive fit on the...

Probably quite a bit more aggressive fit on the Bianchi as opposed to her current Dolce. Although if the Dolce is a smaller size than what she would normally be recommended, then maybe not.

I...
10-27-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Iride01

Really you just have to worry about how much...

Really you just have to worry about how much clearance you want between the tires and frame or where ever they will rub first. It's really a personal preference thing and what kind of surface you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By Iride01

Look at the geometry specs for that model and...

Look at the geometry specs for that model and year if you can find them. Some mfr's have the specs in archives or even have product pages for prior year models that you can find in a google search...
10-27-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Iride01

That won't work for many modern road bikes and...

That won't work for many modern road bikes and few if any mountain bikes. Unless I'm misunderstanding what you are saying.

It also ignores that the top tube length and or frame reach can be...
10-27-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 603
Posted By Iride01

Do you only want to ride if you have numbers that...

Do you only want to ride if you have numbers that show you as good at riding or do you want to ride?

If you enjoy riding then ride, don't worry about your numbers other than to use them to track...
10-26-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 268
Posted By Iride01

The only reason I'd see for not buying that is if...

The only reason I'd see for not buying that is if the money it cost is more than just pocket change to you. If she has a growth spurt, then it could be really small for her before the new wears off.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By Iride01

There is a lot to be said for having a dealer...

There is a lot to be said for having a dealer near you. Especially when you get into the somewhat high dollar bike range.

Have you ridden any Emonda's or TCR's? The frame design is quite different...
10-26-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By Iride01

Now that you wrote it like that I guess I have...

Now that you wrote it like that I guess I have seen that quite often on some rims and just never thought about it. I tend to just ignore any sizes I see that aren't ISO/ETRTO sizes.
10-26-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, I messed up, I wrote cable when I should...

Yeah, I messed up, I wrote cable when I should have written housing.

But is there that much difference in how the cable flexes? I know there is a lot of difference in how it compresses. If...
10-26-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By Iride01

Do any do that? I'm just happy when I see the ISO...

Do any do that? I'm just happy when I see the ISO size of the rim printed on it whether it's stamped into the rim material or on a printed label.

I'd have thought tire makers would be the ones to...
10-26-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Iride01

If your bike won't shift to all the possible gear...

If your bike won't shift to all the possible gear combinations it has, then it needs to be fixed. You need to determine if that's going to be you or a bike shop. I'd vote for taking it to a bike shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 454
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't put anything between my butt and my...

I wouldn't put anything between my butt and my shorts or bibbs, whether they are padded or not. For winter I put layers over the stuff that keeps my butt and privates from getting chaffed and sore.
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10-26-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By Iride01

I've had similar findings when I've played around...

I've had similar findings when I've played around with it. Although I'd caution riding with the saddle at the extreme range of their rails whether forward or aft. On my saddles when I've tried that...
10-26-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,965
Posted By Iride01

Well to be clear, the text I quoted only lend...

Well to be clear, the text I quoted only lend credence to what might be a misrepresentation of what you used it for. However, in general I'm only seeing your posts as saying we should not experiment...
10-26-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 307
Posted By Iride01

Programmers use many different buckets to hold...

Programmers use many different buckets to hold values in. Over years as programs get modified, sometimes new buckets are made to hold similar but not quite the same info and a programmer incorrectly...
10-26-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By Iride01

Durn, just a typo... I was really excited to get...

Durn, just a typo... I was really excited to get in here and find out what the "Accident Doctor" in your title was! <grin>

All I can say is I've had my crash detection on my Edge 530 go off a...
10-26-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,450
Posted By Iride01

I remember years ago being reprimanded (in a...

I remember years ago being reprimanded (in a friendly way) by a neighbor for not waving to them as we passed each other. I think I was walking and maybe both of us being stopped at an intersection...
10-26-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By Iride01

Well style can be either the looks and design of...

Well style can be either the looks and design of the frame for aesthetics or for it's intended use.

The more outside of just leisurely riding on smooth paved roads you get, the less step-thru even...
10-26-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Iride01

Your BB shell is likely BSA threaded. Figure out...

Your BB shell is likely BSA threaded. Figure out the width of the shell and then you'll knw whether you should be looking at road cranks or mountain bike cranks. Then you'll open up a whole new...
10-26-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By Iride01

As you increase tire size, tires grow in diameter...

As you increase tire size, tires grow in diameter about as much as they do in width. So check the tread clearance to the fork crown, seat tube and brake calipers or any other part of the frame the...
10-26-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Iride01

But are you certain it's play and that you see...

But are you certain it's play and that you see movement between the axle and the hub? Or might it be flex in the wheel itself or something else making you think it's play?

This is one of those...
10-26-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By Iride01

I'd really be curious how the wrong cable impacts...

I'd really be curious how the wrong cable impacts the ease of installation of the wheel into the frame. I can easily see how it will impact shifting performance, but not installation.
10-26-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Iride01

How old a bike and how many miles do you think...

How old a bike and how many miles do you think you have on it?

Skipping chain doesn't necessarily mean the cogs are worn. Was the old chain actually checked to measure wear or just replaced...
10-26-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By Iride01

It's easy to find frames that are not...

It's easy to find frames that are not specifically step through frames both new and used. However step through frames are apparently a very niche market.

If you want new, I can only suggest you...
10-25-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Iride01

Hub/axle bearings? The distance from the hub...

Hub/axle bearings? The distance from the hub bearings to the rim is going to magnify the amount of play you see and perceive it as.

I've always had just a tad of play set up in my bearings. Much...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By Iride01

Just looking at the head tube, I suspect the two...

Just looking at the head tube, I suspect the two bikes you showed us are two way different sizes. But without a good side by side picture or something to give them scale, then maybe not.

If you...
10-25-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Iride01

I drilled a hole big enough diameter in a piece...

I drilled a hole big enough diameter in a piece of scrap 2x4 and then just clamped that on a sawhorse to hold my front forks still and just let the BB shell rest on another scrap piece of 2x4 that I...
10-25-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By Iride01

So when you converted from a multi-speed rear to...

So when you converted from a multi-speed rear to a single speed rear with coaster brake, did you check whether the new hub was putting your chain line in the proper place relative to the front...
10-25-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,450
Posted By Iride01

One thing that angled parking has for it that...

One thing that angled parking has for it that opposed to simply a door opening, is that if the car is going to be backing out, the backup lights will be on. I routinely look for those and adjust as...
10-25-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Iride01

If the tire is constantly rubbing on the tire,...

If the tire is constantly rubbing on the tire, I'd suspect that either the tire is not in the frame properly or the fender supports are bent. If the tire only bumps the fender briefly, then probably...
10-25-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By Iride01

Out of things you've imagined about, this is one...

Out of things you've imagined about, this is one I've wondered frequently. What happened to the time when a walk signal was on for anytime the light was green and a protected turn arrow wasn't also...
10-25-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By Iride01

Well what's your style? No point in us...

Well what's your style? No point in us recommending anything just to have them shot down for not being your style.
10-25-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By Iride01

If it's real pain, I wouldn't think you just need...

If it's real pain, I wouldn't think you just need to suck it up and endure it. Especially if it doesn't alleviate itself after a few rides.

You mentioned you've changed cleat positions which I...
10-25-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,965
Posted By Iride01

So if we have the money to buy and try out cranks...

So if we have the money to buy and try out cranks of differing lengths we are being fiscally irresponsible?
10-25-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Iride01

https://www.universalcycles.com/search.php?q=700C+...

https://www.universalcycles.com/search.php?q=700C+rims

If they are showing out of stock stuff too in that link then you can filter it for in-stock parts near the top of the left column of the...
10-25-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 307
Posted By Iride01

Maybe/probably the average gets calculated for...

Maybe/probably the average gets calculated for each page. And maybe the way they derive other data for that page affects what they show for an average.

I don't remember if the totals accumulated...
10-25-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By Iride01

Just the frame? Used or new? Usually...

Just the frame? Used or new?

Usually step-thru frames are on low dollar bicycles and are not generally in high demand. At least based on all the conversation I've heard and seen and imagined in my...
10-25-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Iride01

So you are thinking that your thru-axle that...

So you are thinking that your thru-axle that wasn't giving you any problems needs to be tighter than it was so you have some difficulty next time you want to remove it?

I wouldn't try to judge how...
10-24-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Iride01

I feel your pain. I have look more...

I feel your pain.

I have look more carefully for a longer time to decide if some of the smaller socketed screws I have to loosen or tighten are torx or hex. Especially since I've misplaced the...
10-24-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,150
Posted By Iride01

I have to admit "chicklet" sort of threw me for a...

I have to admit "chicklet" sort of threw me for a time too.

If he was being snarky in a techie sort of way he might have called it a transflash card. Which was one of the original names for it...
10-23-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,150
Posted By Iride01

Most all your Garmin GPS devices will probably...

Most all your Garmin GPS devices will probably work without pairing to a phone. Even the Garmin 1030 plus has a cable that is for both charging and data transfer. However some features that might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By Iride01

You say your LED's light up on the junction box,...

You say your LED's light up on the junction box, but how they light up and flash or don't flash will tell you various things. One being what the state of charge it thinks your battery is.

Is this...
10-23-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Iride01

The "pros" for changing your stem will only be...

The "pros" for changing your stem will only be for if it uncomfortable or too agile in handling for you currently. If you aren't complaining of either now, then why chance making one of those a...
10-23-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,233
Posted By Iride01

Improvement in speed doesn't come as quickly as...

Improvement in speed doesn't come as quickly as improvement in your ability to ride longer and further.

Doing intervals of very hard effort to go fast then dropping back to a moderate pace you...
10-23-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By Iride01

If your previous bike was 41 years old then it...

If your previous bike was 41 years old then it might be a slightly different set of slightly different things you just need to get use to.

And if it's not something you do regularly, then just...
10-23-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Iride01

I think Shimano considers that version of eTube...

I think Shimano considers that version of eTube for the pro mechanics that live and breath eTube and bikes daily. There have always AFAIK been features available in eTube project when used with the...
10-23-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Iride01

Chains rubbing on the front DR cages will...

Chains rubbing on the front DR cages will continue to be an issue until we figure out how to make the rear cassette narrower and still have all those gears on it.

Is this your first bike or your...
10-23-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Iride01

Bugs me when people let paint get on their outlet...

Bugs me when people let paint get on their outlet covers and the outlet themselves. And why isn't the slot on that outlet cover screw vertical? <grin>
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