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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Try: https://axs.sram.com/guides/tire/pressure

Try:
https://axs.sram.com/guides/tire/pressure
07-01-21, 04:52 PM
06-29-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By VicBC_Biker

This: "Let's go for a ride without...

This:



"Let's go for a ride without using seats! It will be fun!! "

"Now let's coast and just put our weight on one foot!"

:)
06-28-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By VicBC_Biker

:thumb: I've only been here for a month or so...

:thumb:
I've only been here for a month or so but I'm starting to get the picture.
06-28-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,108
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Aren't 'traction' and 'compliance' related to the...

Aren't 'traction' and 'compliance' related to the tire pressure (and tire choice) more than the presence of a tube? If tubeless allow lower pressures, perhaps this is the thinking?
Really, looking...
06-26-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Update: After dealng (by email) with a couple...

Update:
After dealng (by email) with a couple of 'bots' it seems I got through to a human (or series of humans??)
Though they charged my credit card in 10 seconds, they promise to process a refund...
06-24-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,719
Posted By VicBC_Biker

If you are asking because you have a road bike,...

If you are asking because you have a road bike, the first step is do do some measuring to find the maximum size tire that can fit in your frame (chainstays, fork). You need at least 3-4 mm clearance,...
06-24-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Exactly, IMO. The increasng pressure/resistance...

Exactly, IMO.
The increasng pressure/resistance at the pump handle is a sign of 'air with nowhere to go' - so check valve or a problem at the head at the end of the hose, or a Presta valve not...
06-23-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,481
Posted By VicBC_Biker

:) I wouldn't do that with the $80 one!!

:)
I wouldn't do that with the $80 one!!
06-23-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By VicBC_Biker

How does a person destroy grip tape? We need...

How does a person destroy grip tape?
We need pictures! :)
06-23-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Good. Some folks prefer the 'gear-inches'...

Good. Some folks prefer the 'gear-inches' numbers, but that will be fine.

You don't want to use the big-big and small-small combos.
From the chart you can figure out possible shifting patterns....
06-22-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,481
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Thanks for those pics - that's a clever spot to...

Thanks for those pics - that's a clever spot to put the bell.

For now, I have the bell near the stem - the few times I've used it, it was easy to move my hand to the top of the bar and hit the...
06-22-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By VicBC_Biker

A new plug assembly came through the mail slot...

A new plug assembly came through the mail slot today, from the Hafny distributor (?) in Vancouver.
I tried it on a spare set of bars and it fits.
So that's definitely an A+ for Hafny customer...
06-21-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By VicBC_Biker

It's complicated! (As Gresp15C points out..) ...

It's complicated! (As Gresp15C points out..)
For instance...
I've read in many places that hands in the drops is the most stable and controlled position, but because I'm not in great cycling...
06-21-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Thanks - very clear. ​​​​​​​I agree.

Thanks - very clear.
​​​​​​​I agree.
06-21-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By VicBC_Biker

As I'm sometimes math-challenged, I went down to...

As I'm sometimes math-challenged, I went down to the shop and built a (full-scale) model.
...
06-21-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Thanks, Rolla Here's a diagram from that...

Thanks, Rolla

Here's a diagram from that article:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1275x781/steering_zones_89862217561743959ab17ecea95c6d0aea72b4f2.jpg
Notice the...
06-21-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By VicBC_Biker

That's my impression as well - a shorter stem can...

That's my impression as well - a shorter stem can move weight off my hands and make the steering feel less 'solid'.


Yes. Bike geometry definitely makes a difference.
I don't have much...
06-21-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Yes, if it is on the internet, it must be correct.

Yes, if it is on the internet, it must be correct.
06-21-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By VicBC_Biker

That's a great buy. :thumb:

That's a great buy. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,210
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Thanks, canklecat . As I said, I'm still...

Thanks, canklecat .

As I said, I'm still working out the riding position on my road bike.

For now, this is the way the bars and levers are set and it seems to work OK. Lever position is a...
06-20-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,481
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Here's a video with good analysis of the sound...

Here's a video with good analysis of the sound from some of the bells discussed here, including the Spurcycle and Knog.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW14Nr97DXU

I was interested in the sound...
06-20-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I just measure the inside width of the rim at...

I just measure the inside width of the rim at 'the lip' (outer edge). I wouldn't worry about +/- part of a mm....
06-19-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,690
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Amazing: People buy bikes at that price from a...

Amazing: People buy bikes at that price from a big box store?
Anything over $750 is big money to me, and I expect top treatment from an LBS!
Living in a dream world, but I'm happy here....
:)
I...
06-19-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,798
Posted By VicBC_Biker

You are still young - get going! :) Believe...

You are still young - get going! :)

Believe me. At 74 it's harder to 'whip myself into shape' than it was even 5-7 years ago.
So don't delay.
06-19-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Measure the internal width of that old road rim -...

Measure the internal width of that old road rim - it's probably 15mm ??
That Alex rim seems to have a 16mm internal rim width, if I'm reading the specs correctly.
Internet recommendations vary, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,210
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I just don't appreciate how lucky I am! :) ...

I just don't appreciate how lucky I am! :)

Count yer blessings, son, etc etc....
:thumb:
06-18-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Tour de France Ad- I see myself in this one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWFEtuVqOag
06-16-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,226
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Update- Wheel is built - next step is to get a...

Update-
Wheel is built - next step is to get a tire and put some miles on it and see how if it stays true. I'm assuming it will need a 'touch up' once it gets ridden.

I used the Mavic rim - once...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Plug your numbers in at ...

Plug your numbers in at
https://axs.sram.com/guides/tire/pressure

Looks like 64/68 psi is a possibility.
If you can run less rugged tires, you'll probably get a softer ride. I switched away from...
06-10-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 964
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Here's the pic: ...

Here's the pic:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1939x1227/chain_and_rd_70e6e0a3f80706e666e308afd1fc018b39c9a582.jpg
06-09-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By VicBC_Biker

What do you want to do with your GPS?

What do you want to do with your GPS?
06-08-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,863
Posted By VicBC_Biker

If it's safe and easy to stop by the roadside to...

If it's safe and easy to stop by the roadside to make small adjustments, that would be my choice.
06-05-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,832
Posted By VicBC_Biker

:thumb: And, moving the seat up will also move...

:thumb:
And, moving the seat up will also move it back, since the seat tube is angled.
There are lots of possibilities for changing the fit of a bike - different saddles with longer rails,...
06-02-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I guess I'm lucky. Where I live, a bike left...

I guess I'm lucky. Where I live, a bike left outside would be stolen right away and be 'off to a new home' !
06-01-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,776
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I only gave Strava my email address; definitely...

I only gave Strava my email address; definitely didn't link it to my Facebook account. I never sign in to any site with my Facebook or Google account info.
06-01-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,776
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Correct.

Correct.
06-01-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,776
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Do you mean at: ...

Do you mean at:
https://www.strava.com/settings/privacy

I don't see a setting for "Don't allow Strava to harvest your personal data from your computer and sell it without informing you."

And I...
06-01-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,776
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Here's a 'real world' analogy: You go into a...

Here's a 'real world' analogy:
You go into a bike shop for the first time. You don't know anybody there. When they are getting the invoice ready, they ask for your phone number.
As soon as you give...
06-01-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,776
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Strava- anybody else find it creepy/intrusive?

Just 'signed up' at Strava a couple of weeks ago. I 'had to do it' to see a ride a friend had done.

Does anybody except me find it 'creepy' when Strava announces:

And then they list people I do...
05-30-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By VicBC_Biker

That's what he did... New Sora New chain ...

That's what he did...
New Sora
New chain
New cassette + hanger extender.

But, I feel the OP's pain...I hated to take that purty Ultegra RD off the bike.
05-30-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By VicBC_Biker

And you didn't need the hanger extender, so...

And you didn't need the hanger extender, so that's a plus.
:thumb:
05-30-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Good points and good ideas. :thumb:

Good points and good ideas.
:thumb:
05-30-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I am currently doing the same sort of change with...

I am currently doing the same sort of change with my road bike.

Even with the hanger extender - which will let the RD shift up on to the 36T cog - the short cage derailleur arm is too short to...
05-30-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By VicBC_Biker

When the chain is on the bike? What do you use...

When the chain is on the bike?
What do you use for an anvil (and a third hand)?
05-29-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Bargain buy: chain tool

Impulse buy from Ali Express...
Funny, because usually I never consider junk tools....
...
05-28-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,395
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Me, too! :) :thumb: I bought those when I 'got...

Me, too! :) :thumb:
I bought those when I 'got back on the bike' recently. I'd been noticing daytime lights on bikes when driving the car; they definitely make a difference, especially in sun/shade...
05-28-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,006
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Clyde: Absolutely correct, IMO. The tire...

Clyde: Absolutely correct, IMO.

The tire change gets credit for about 70% of the comfort improvement. The Redshift seat post 30%. I also bought and installed a Redshift stem with the elastomer...
05-25-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,832
Posted By VicBC_Biker

The arrangement of the fastening bolt or bolts...

The arrangement of the fastening bolt or bolts varies, but seat posts generally allow changing both the fore-and-aft position of the saddle (by varying where the saddle rails are clamped) and also...
05-24-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By VicBC_Biker

^^^^ This is important, IMO.

^^^^
This is important, IMO.
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