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07-05-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 105
Posted By Iride01

I eat very little when riding. I've always...

I eat very little when riding. I've always preferred to put my carbs in my bottles. Indigestion and reflux can be an issue for some when cycling. Sometimes I have taken a Pepcid or Prilosec before...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Iride01

I won't look underneath you to see what sex your...

I won't look underneath you to see what sex your saddle is. Who cares, if it fits, it fits.

When I'd bought some otherwise comfortable but a little too snug for long rides bike shoes, I use to...
07-05-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Iride01

130 mm spacing on the rear dropouts? 68mm wide...

130 mm spacing on the rear dropouts? 68mm wide BB that BSA threaded. I'd probably just get a 3x Tiagra, Sora or even a Claris crankset with their recommended BB to put on it and be done. Make sure...
07-05-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By Iride01

Not a problem. I wouldn't even chase the...

Not a problem. I wouldn't even chase the threads. All that does is remove material faster than the rust. Sure it makes them pretty and smooth, but you don't need pretty and smooth for this.

Put...
07-04-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Iride01

​​​​Well you are much better than I in the power...

​​​​Well you are much better than I in the power department. Maybe it's just your technique though and not your gearing. If you have a narrow range of cadence, then that will, IMO, be one strike...
07-04-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Iride01

People always flame me for saying this, but if...

People always flame me for saying this, but if you aren't in the best of cycling shape already, then riding more often might strengthen your legs up pretty quick and a lower gear ratio will be...
07-04-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 266
Posted By Iride01

Make certain the valve on the wheel isn't stuck...

Make certain the valve on the wheel isn't stuck or sticking. I've got one tire that the valve sticks and if I don't burp it when I loosen it to add air, then I do get a significant amount of...
07-04-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Iride01

Forks are expensive. Frames are cheap. I'd also...

Forks are expensive. Frames are cheap. I'd also just look for another bike that is already what you want it to be.

Welcome to BF.
07-04-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By Iride01

I'm not going to guess at your question. But...

I'm not going to guess at your question. But durn, that'll suck not having the buttons on the tops of the hoods!

I suppose if you run in full synchro, you can make the left shifter control your...
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Iride01

Is your 700 not doing something you that you...

Is your 700 not doing something you that you think the 850 will?
07-04-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By Iride01

Weeks to improve? It takes years. Don't be in...

Weeks to improve? It takes years. Don't be in such a hurry for results.
07-04-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By Iride01

It happens sometimes. Did your device perhaps do...

It happens sometimes. Did your device perhaps do an update? Maybe just do a soft reset or just do a power cycle of your Garmin. If it is a one time thing every few months or years just put it up to...
07-04-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 546
Posted By Iride01

My fitness age is 20 too. I sure don't feel like...

My fitness age is 20 too. I sure don't feel like 20. So yeah, they need to do some work on that and come up with something that gives a better idea of how to relate what they are trying to tell us.
...
07-04-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By Iride01

I don't think there is a "standard". However...

I don't think there is a "standard". However since the outer diameter of the axle is somewhat controlled by the slot in the fork ends or drop outs and the skewer has to have room to be installed and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 678
Posted By Iride01

I'd think your statement here is a HTFU attitude

I'd think your statement here is a HTFU attitude
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 678
Posted By Iride01

Lighter weight going up the hill, whether the...

Lighter weight going up the hill, whether the bike or you will make it easier. Lower gearing too will make it easier as you've ask about. But that will also make your climbing speed slower unless...
07-03-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 541
Posted By Iride01

USA network seems to be carrying the TdF live...

USA network seems to be carrying the TdF live with the usual NBC announcers here in the USA broadcast market. No need for Peacock.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Iride01

Do the chipped teeth on the ring cause any...

Do the chipped teeth on the ring cause any issues? If no issues directly caused by them then I wouldn't replace.

We might should eventually get into a discussion of how to photograph your bike!...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 678
Posted By Iride01

I moved from flat to hilly 4 - 6% grades of 40 to...

I moved from flat to hilly 4 - 6% grades of 40 to 50 feet occasional 80 feet of elevation change with each hill. For me it was getting a lighter bike that did the most good. Even 5 pounds lighter...
07-03-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By Iride01

Not every bike needs to be rescued. However...

Not every bike needs to be rescued. However steel and aluminum bikes don't need to go in the trash either. They need to go to a scrap yard so their materials get made into something else. If they...
07-02-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Iride01

Sometimes I find myself wishing I could try out...

Sometimes I find myself wishing I could try out such things. However I've never had a stuck seat post or stuck quill in my steerer tube that a rap with a hammer wouldn't cure.

Oh woe is me!
...
07-02-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 447
Posted By Iride01

Well you do what you have to do... or want to do....

Well you do what you have to do... or want to do.

Once you rid yourself that theft in your neighborhood won't be an issue, then the only other thing I imagine will be at issue is corrosion or...
07-02-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 623
Posted By Iride01

What about page 9? „ Assemble with sprocket max...

What about page 9? „ Assemble with sprocket max 28T or more
or „ For front triple, assemble with sprocket max 30T or less

or even page 10 „ For front triple, assemble with sprocket
max 32T or...
07-02-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Iride01

That's your call. I suppose if you have no idea...

That's your call. I suppose if you have no idea what too tight is then they might be useful

If you don't need the torque measuring or limiting function of the tools then you spend way less money...
07-02-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By Iride01

SweatVac (https://sweatvac.com/) is what I use,...

SweatVac (https://sweatvac.com/) is what I use, but a Halo, the PI skull cap, even a dew rag or anything else probably works just as well. I like the full head covering though as before I started...
07-01-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Iride01

My Di2 bike is eleven speed and 2 years old. It...

My Di2 bike is eleven speed and 2 years old. It doesn't have a "Wart" under the stem. So also it will be true that not all 11 speed Di2 bikes have warts.

I'm only assuming "wart" means the Di2...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 726
Posted By Iride01

It's something you do have to get use too. High...

It's something you do have to get use too. High humidity and high temps do sap my energy more noticeably. But not to be left out for seriousness, being in a hot dry climate might also leave you not...
07-01-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Iride01

I know you said latest, but which latest? The 12...

I know you said latest, but which latest? The 12 speed Di2 or the 11 speed Di2?

Just like anything else, you have to know what model and version of Di2 you are talking about. For the last few...
07-01-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Iride01

I've seen others with the same issue. It might...

I've seen others with the same issue. It might cause you to have a failure sooner than not. But the others I've seen were much worse looking and they lasted their owners many rides.

I've wondered...
07-01-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By Iride01

It's not a big deal. You can with a little effort...

It's not a big deal. You can with a little effort push the crank arms on far enough to engage the stopper plate with your own hands. At least I have been able too.

The only purpose of the fancy...
07-01-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 703
Posted By Iride01

It's the wrong color. I wouldn't even make an...

It's the wrong color. I wouldn't even make an offer for it. Besides that, I'm done with used and old bikes.
06-30-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By Iride01

It might help to know how dirty your bike gets....

It might help to know how dirty your bike gets. As well as what type of grime it is. I haven't washed a bike in many years. Not since my kids grew up and quit riding their bikes in the mud.

I...
06-30-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By Iride01

Though I mentioned reaming, I wouldn't ream the...

Though I mentioned reaming, I wouldn't ream the tube unless the inside surface is so bad that it makes inserting the seat post smoothly difficult. As to double or single I guess you are talking...
06-30-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By Iride01

Depends on a lot more stuff than what you...

Depends on a lot more stuff than what you measured with your Swiss made Vernier calipers. Actually they aren't the precise way to measure the inside diameter of any round tube needing real accuracy....
06-30-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 603
Posted By Iride01

Ultegra and DuraAce were already up there in...

Ultegra and DuraAce were already up there in price. I just see it as electronic shifting is getting less expensive, so it makes no sense to have both a cable pulled model of the same tier group along...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 643
Posted By Iride01

I'd spend your money on a new bike. At 21.5 lbs,...

I'd spend your money on a new bike. At 21.5 lbs, you probably aren't going to get significantly lighter without going to a complete Ultegra or DuraAce groups and better wheels. Then you'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Iride01

I'd go for something newer than a helmet from the...

I'd go for something newer than a helmet from the 1990's. Maybe the foam and other components are in perfect working order. But you won't know, even if you have a crash and survive. You'll be like me...
06-30-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 623
Posted By Iride01

Formulas tend to be very exact and don't take...

Formulas tend to be very exact and don't take into account every possible component group, cassette range or chain ring difference.

In reality there isn't an exact number of links your chain must...
06-30-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Iride01

Keep taking it back to the Authorized Jamis...

Keep taking it back to the Authorized Jamis dealers or service centers and have them keep looking at the issue. Find out if the other stuff you are griping about is or isn't covered under warranty.
...
06-30-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,892
Posted By Iride01

Not sure what "feel" it is that you are losing...

Not sure what "feel" it is that you are losing with Di2 or any electronic shifter. It's not really so much that they shift better if at all. It's that they don't require as much ongoing maintenance...
06-29-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 338
Posted By Iride01

I'd ask the manufacturer. I don't know of any...

I'd ask the manufacturer. I don't know of any standards for such that every bicycle manufacturer must abide by.
06-29-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Iride01

Be patient. Don't let the noise bother you so...

Be patient. Don't let the noise bother you so much. Eventually it will show you exactly what the problem is and it is unlikely to cost more to fix it then that what you'll spend trying to fix all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Iride01

Has Cavendish ever expressed any desire to break...

Has Cavendish ever expressed any desire to break his tie with Eddy? Both are so far over any other active rider for TdF stage wins that I doubt we'll ever seen any other be close soon.

Sagan is...
06-29-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Iride01

If you don't have a trainer to put the bike in,...

If you don't have a trainer to put the bike in, then just try leaning your far shoulder on a wall or something.

A pic that shows all of your profile on the bike with your leg closest to the camera...
06-29-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Iride01

Don't know. That's your decision as I can't see...

Don't know. That's your decision as I can't see you on the bike in person. Nor ask questions I might think appropriate for any thought that might come to mind while you ride around on the bike. I...
06-29-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Iride01

Try here.... ...

Try here....

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php?category=7125
06-28-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Iride01

This is a new, five month old Trek FX1? First...

This is a new, five month old Trek FX1? First thing you need to do is take it back to the dealer that you bought it from and at least find out what they say about it. Might be there is something...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Iride01

Two different cyclists on two different teams...

Two different cyclists on two different teams with different agreed upon terms, different motivations for each person and the rest of the team. I think it's weird that you'd compare their suitability...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Iride01

Of the three, I'd go with the Specialized...

Of the three, I'd go with the Specialized Diverge. Should be ideal for 40 miles per week. When or if you get to doing 90 or more miles a week then you'll have a better understanding about some of the...
06-28-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By Iride01

I'd probably use what ever I had on hand. Just...

I'd probably use what ever I had on hand. Just so I could ride sooner. If the looks bothered me or it started to corrode at some point in the future, then I'd deal with it then and use some other...
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