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11-28-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 103
Posted By Iride01

No offense but you'll quickly put more into those...

No offense but you'll quickly put more into those bikes than they are worth monetarily. Just keep the one piece cranks they have. Just adjust the bearings as they wear. When you can't adjust...
11-28-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 103
Posted By Iride01

Oh... So you are converting a bike that had...

Oh...

So you are converting a bike that had a 1 piece crank so it can use a cartridge BB.

What you are going to have to figure out is the chain line you are going to need so you can get the...
11-28-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 103
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, me too. Or maybe more of an incredulous...

Yeah, me too. Or maybe more of an incredulous WTF!
11-28-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By Iride01

Is the wheel that was made for the bike usable? ...

Is the wheel that was made for the bike usable? Why can't you put a narrower tire on that wheel?
11-28-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 830
Posted By Iride01

And that the manufacturer doesn't even call them...

And that the manufacturer doesn't even call them hybrids. It just a term that we as cyclists can't seem to let go of.



edit.....

Well heck, seems I'm wrong, Trek still lumps them by a Hybrid...
11-28-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 369
Posted By Iride01

Are those even 23mm wide tires? I guess I've...

Are those even 23mm wide tires? I guess I've gotten use to wider because they look skinnier. Consider how much bigger tire might fit.
11-27-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 830
Posted By Iride01

Just like tire sizing, it's continued use of the...

Just like tire sizing, it's continued use of the term by the masses. So pretty much your last suggestion...
11-27-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By Iride01

Depends on which specific GRX components you are...

Depends on which specific GRX components you are talking about. If a GRX FDR, then I'd check the specs. But for a rear DR, probably not an issue. What matters for that crank is what the Chain Line of...
11-27-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 442
Posted By Iride01

Shift the bike of your op into that second...

Shift the bike of your op into that second smallest cog. Undo the cable from the pinch bolt. With the bike in a stand turn the pedals forward and allow the rear wheel to turn. If the chain shifts to...
11-27-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By Iride01

Hmmm. What does that say for for most cyclist...

Hmmm. What does that say for for most cyclist then???? As the greater number of cyclists are also motorists.
11-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

These guys had the foresight to leave that space...

These guys had the foresight to leave that space for Varia and put their spare over their shoulder.....
...
11-27-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 704
Posted By Iride01

Well I hope you enjoy riding in the winter or you...

Well I hope you enjoy riding in the winter or you live where the temps are mild. You have a lot of lost riding miles to make up!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 628
Posted By Iride01

On a bike with STI's and properly sized for the...

On a bike with STI's and properly sized for the rider, then you'll be keeping your hands on the control levers or in the drops. So, leaving more bare bar on top will give more room for all the gizmos...
11-26-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Iride01

You seem to say you want a bike that you can sit...

You seem to say you want a bike that you can sit more upright on since you mention the neck trouble. That's going to be more of a cargo bike or a cruiser style bike with a high stack and a very...
11-26-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

You need to get it up where it's not shadowed by...

You need to get it up where it's not shadowed by your tire, stays or anything else. How much up or down tilt it can have I don't know. So whether you DIY something or buy something, you should get...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 571
Posted By Iride01

Just what I need... more stuff to put in the bike...

Just what I need... more stuff to put in the bike bag under my saddle to keep track of.
11-26-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 442
Posted By Iride01

Since you say you are putting it together, then...

Since you say you are putting it together, then is this a frame that you are putting back the same parts you took off of it. Or is this just a frame that you got some parts you hope will work with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 628
Posted By Iride01

So you didn't seem to take his advice on which...

So you didn't seem to take his advice on which way to wrap the part of the bar below the control lever. I can't quite decide which way you are going on the top.

If you already have them finished...
11-26-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 255
Posted By Iride01

And what do you want to do for that...

And what do you want to do for that trek-domane-4-3-compact-56cm with a Shimano CS-4600 10spd, with a 12-30 cassette? CS-4600's are no longer manufactured but there are other 10 speed cassettes you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 628
Posted By Iride01

Did you watch Calvin's video on taping drop bars...

Did you watch Calvin's video on taping drop bars at Park Tool...

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/handlebar-tape-installation-drop-bars

He sometimes is hard to listen to, but he...
11-25-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 255
Posted By Iride01

Seems like a important thing to know. At least...

Seems like a important thing to know. At least it is if we are talking about what range you want on the cassette. This is your opportunity to change to something else if you need it.

If you...
11-25-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 255
Posted By Iride01

It has to be a 12-30 10 speed casssette or can...

It has to be a 12-30 10 speed casssette or can you make do with a 12-28?

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=76002&category=534


If you have to have 12-30 then it's...
11-25-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By Iride01

2000 miles since August 2022. That's serious. ...

2000 miles since August 2022. That's serious. At least for me it is. I just don't make that much time to ride, but when I've come close to that I feel like challenging Superman!

Hard to really...
11-25-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 954
Posted By Iride01

Carry some thing that you can cut the cable with...

Carry some thing that you can cut the cable with where it runs bare along the downtube. Then you can tie it off on a bottle cage or some where else convenient in the gear that you want.
11-24-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 390
Posted By Iride01

When I did a quick glance at the FSA Gossamer Pro...

When I did a quick glance at the FSA Gossamer Pro Modular AGX+ crank, I thought it was a three piece crank. But now I realize it too is a 2 piece crank. But it's made for wider BB shells and chain...
11-24-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Iride01

Happy T-Day to you also. COVID got us...

Happy T-Day to you also.

COVID got us started doing our gathering via SKYPE and we haven't gotten out of that mode yet. Too many other things on our schedule making travel inconvenient. So we all...
11-24-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 390
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, that's what I suspect. Just wasn't sure if...

Yeah, that's what I suspect. Just wasn't sure if there was a way to correct it.[/QUOTE]

Well it seems a previous owner corrected the chain line somewhat by putting the spacers on the left side of...
11-23-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Iride01

Maybe they just aren't for your rims. ...

Maybe they just aren't for your rims.

https://veloplug.com/en/
11-23-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Iride01

Exactly the reason I've been looking for a cheapo...

Exactly the reason I've been looking for a cheapo camera.

That way I can better figure out how I'm actually going to use it instead of just imagining all the wonderful things I can do with it. ...
11-23-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 390
Posted By Iride01

A quick search came up with specs from Bicycle...

A quick search came up with specs from Bicycle Blue Book


https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/2016%20Diamondback%20Haanjo%20Trail

So going only by those specs it should have had a 2...
11-23-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By Iride01

I think you should just file it under somewhat...

I think you should just file it under somewhat less suspicious things like ...

There's a first time for everything.
New guy on the job wanting to show that no infraction of the law is too...
11-22-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Iride01

For the same distance, walking or running is...

For the same distance, walking or running is usually a bigger expenditure of energy. However for the same time, you can go faster and farther on a bike so the energy expenditure is very close to the...
11-22-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Iride01

Don't know the answer for you, but I've been...

Don't know the answer for you, but I've been looking for a cheapo camera. And that certainly qualifies as cheapo. But how long does the battery typically last? Their website and specs in the manual...
11-22-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By Iride01

By your own admission the photo might be...

By your own admission the photo might be distorted. So that means there will be times when it's not and in that case with the proper camera position you can tell a lot and compare to other bikes of...
11-22-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By Iride01

Picture and visually looking at it might not help...

Picture and visually looking at it might not help you, but some here will be very familiar with how that fork and headset is supposed to look and they'll even draw lines on the pics you post to...
11-22-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 639
Posted By Iride01

Turn the bike into a 11 speed bike and you can...

Turn the bike into a 11 speed bike and you can have most all of those cogs on the rear that you are wanting. And if that's too much money because of the cost of 11 speed STI's, then 10 speed will...
11-22-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Iride01

Now you are sorta talking two different things. ...

Now you are sorta talking two different things. We were only talking about how to measure saddle height originally.

Now you seem to be talking about how one determines their proper saddle...
11-22-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Iride01

There won't be a completely wrong way and there...

There won't be a completely wrong way and there will be many best ways.

What you suggest yourself sounds very reasonable. It's more than what I'd do, but I don't mind getting a little "character"...
11-22-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Iride01

Are the bikes competing for space with other...

Are the bikes competing for space with other stuff and have to be more compact? And are they brand new merchandise that has to look pristine until sold?

If "no" to both of the above, then I might...
11-22-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Iride01

Yes I totally agree. It's many times over looked...

Yes I totally agree. It's many times over looked that the amount of force we perceive as being a big difference when turning things with our hand or fingers really isn't that much. And the amount of...
11-22-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 715
Posted By Iride01

I've no idea what your damage looks like. However...

I've no idea what your damage looks like. However typically I wouldn't just pump epoxy resin into it and call it ready for prime time. Properly you should sand and feather back from the damaged area...
11-21-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 352
Posted By Iride01

Okay.... I guess. I see what you are saying...

Okay.... I guess.

I see what you are saying and don't really disagree that you can center them that way. However the centering screw is there and it works too. So I guess I'll just assume you...
11-21-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Iride01

I guess you are looking at a used frame with a BB...

I guess you are looking at a used frame with a BB still installed. You really have to find out for certain what that BB is or be willing to change it out for the correct press fit BB that is...
11-21-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 352
Posted By Iride01

I had to use it for mine and for the BR-4700 ...

I had to use it for mine and for the BR-4700 brakes on my son's bike. Perhaps you had direct mount brakes and/or everything was perfect already at the time you installed yours.
11-21-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 352
Posted By Iride01

Why don't you just put the video on some hosting...

Why don't you just put the video on some hosting site such as youtube and just post the link to it.

However I'm having a time trying to understand your issue. But I might can imagine that you...
11-21-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Iride01

Really? The bicycles on the left side of the...

Really? The bicycles on the left side of the page when viewing the list of sub-forums.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,568
Posted By Iride01

Maybe it's too early in the morning for me and I...

Maybe it's too early in the morning for me and I haven't had enough coffee. However I can't really make any sense of any of this. Or whether you are saying it was a better experience or worse...
11-20-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By Iride01

You say you aren't as comfortable with the riding...

You say you aren't as comfortable with the riding characteristics currently. Did they actually seem to change when you lowered the bars or is this just old age balance issues starting to rear their...
11-20-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 877
Posted By Iride01

It might. The wider rimmed wheels of the mountain...

It might. The wider rimmed wheels of the mountain bikes my kids had were always super easy to mount tires on.

The biggest reason of what I think is the issue is that the first side of the tire you...
11-20-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Iride01

If location information is required, then will it...

If location information is required, then will it need to be validated? Or might we just pay $8.00 and get a blue check mark?
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