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07-29-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Iride01

Well it makes no sense to me to hug the curb when...

Well it makes no sense to me to hug the curb when someone passes. That means that if you have a problem, that you'll have less options to do anything.

If someone is going to pass you then let them...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 792
Posted By Iride01

I got my 70mm stem the other day and replaced my...

I got my 70mm stem the other day and replaced my 100 mm stem. Same angle on the stem so no other differences other than I did move a 5 mm spacer from top to bottom to move my bars up.

I can't say...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 941
Posted By Iride01

Maybe we could do it like T-Ball and every gets a...

Maybe we could do it like T-Ball and every gets a participation trophy or gets to stand on the podium. And no winners or losers or even timekeeping.
07-29-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 294
Posted By Iride01

Performance Condition message came up during your...

Performance Condition message came up during your ride? Maybe I'm confused as to what PC is, but mine only comes up after I stop the timer. Did you stop the timer briefly during the ride by...
07-29-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Iride01

When I'm approaching someone from behind, whether...

When I'm approaching someone from behind, whether I or they are on a bicycle, then I am gauging some of their habits to see if they are a wanderer and go all over the road or whether they are...
07-29-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 805
Posted By Iride01

Don't worry about those that have misinterpreted...

Don't worry about those that have misinterpreted your intentions. Just look for the answers that may be of help to you and ignore the other noise.

Some of us will be sarcastic sometimes, thinking...
07-29-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,192
Posted By Iride01

And fasted has a different meaning to most...

And fasted has a different meaning to most everyone here.

Is fasted just not eating right before a ride? I do that many times with just breakfast at 6:30am and a 2 to 3 hour ride starting at noon....
07-29-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By Iride01

As always, that depends. There is no...

As always, that depends.

There is no standardized foot that the manufacturers base their lasts on. Pearl Izumi's tend to run narrow which is good for my foot. Other cycling shoes tend to run wider...
07-29-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By Iride01

X-alps are what I've been riding for quite a...

X-alps are what I've been riding for quite a while with SPD cleats and pedal. However there are so many versions of X-alps now. And they don't even make an X-alp shoe that looks like mine anymore.
...
07-29-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Iride01

Shaving body hair that is under my jersey and...

Shaving body hair that is under my jersey and shorts seems to let the sweat be removed from underneath them better. That keeps me feeling cooler and I've not had to resort to the buttering up of...
07-29-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 170
Posted By Iride01

I use sun sleeves regularly. Some are better...

I use sun sleeves regularly. Some are better than others to allow you to feel cooler. I had a pair of Peal Izumi's that I liked really well. But they were cut off of me. That's a different story....
07-29-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Iride01

Does knowing that something is coming up behind...

Does knowing that something is coming up behind you change how you ride your bike?
07-29-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Iride01

I use to have rim brakes that squealed every time...

I use to have rim brakes that squealed every time I came to a hard stop. Eventually they quit. Then later they'd begin again. I put it down to something contaminating them. Wasn't much of an issue...
07-29-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Iride01

I'm not big on the idea of mixing two different...

I'm not big on the idea of mixing two different pads on the same brake, but I'm all for trying out different pads that are compatible with your brakes. Keep track of your mileage and other pertinent...
07-29-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By Iride01

In my state they had good intentions when they...

In my state they had good intentions when they introduced the legislation many years ago to curb phone use while driving, but after a lot of derision and bickering it go watered down to simply not...
07-29-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By Iride01

If they are comfortable enough to walk a hard...

If they are comfortable enough to walk a hard surface like a concrete sidewalk, then they probably are not stiff enough to ride with if you put a fair amount of power into your pedaling.
07-29-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Iride01

FYI, MUP is the same as a MPT.

FYI, MUP is the same as a MPT.
07-29-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 600
Posted By Iride01

I generally start my rides about lunch time....

I generally start my rides about lunch time. That's when the humidity has gone down but is still 3 to 4 hours from the hottest part of our day. Suns directly overhead though so shade is less...
07-29-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By Iride01

Might be the difference of how long and how much...

Might be the difference of how long and how much power you put into your pedals. Longer rides with more power will require stiffer soles. So two different people might have two different...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By Iride01

Shimano makes their technical documents so...

Shimano makes their technical documents so readily available to anyone. I never understand why people aren't using them.

Sure the stuff is very abbreviated and lacks explanation, but it's intended...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 330
Posted By Iride01

You choose poorly grasshopper. However the...

You choose poorly grasshopper.

However the stuff is mostly cosmetic. If you can't return it for a refund acceptable to you, then just ride it, enjoy it and when the time comes... make a better...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 941
Posted By Iride01

That's what to me your assumption was about...

That's what to me your assumption was about people that .....

I probably won't know till I get 28 mm tires. I wouldn't expect to run the same pressure as my current tires once I did my trials with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 941
Posted By Iride01

The only disservice will be if I continued to...

The only disservice will be if I continued to maintain that PSI for every ride and never tried other pressures to see if I both felt something better in my legs or the handling, and compared that to...
07-28-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 318
Posted By Iride01

It's part of my post ride routine to rinse my...

It's part of my post ride routine to rinse my helmet, gloves, HR strap, sweatVac and sun sleeves under running water in the laundry sink. I've never had anything go bad with the helmet from the...
07-28-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By Iride01

Road bikes with a low stack that allow a race fit...

Road bikes with a low stack that allow a race fit or aggressive fit are still endurance bikes. Yes the Canyon is a little lower stack but not near what my Tarmac is.

Personally I'd go with the...
07-28-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 356
Posted By Iride01

It's only a bad thing if that is the gear ratio...

It's only a bad thing if that is the gear ratio that you ride the most or for a significant part of your ride, IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 941
Posted By Iride01

Unless my gauges are wrong, I ride 125 psi rear...

Unless my gauges are wrong, I ride 125 psi rear and 100 psi front on the MUP here. I don't get my bones shaken. However lately I've been on the roads which have a few segments of rougher road. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By Iride01

Components and wheels on a bike frame are usually...

Components and wheels on a bike frame are usually what changes up the price for a particular model, though when you get to the really expensive bikes, there may be some differences in the actual...
07-27-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Iride01

Depends. I think Sidewinders may have been...

Depends. I think Sidewinders may have been around back when Schwinn's were really Schwinn's. So the type of BB shell it has will probably have changed through the years.

Can you see any...
07-27-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 485
Posted By Iride01

New tube with the correct valve stem won't cost...

New tube with the correct valve stem won't cost you much more if any than the adapters. You might can make your own. But unless you need to be innovative to feel good, just toss the tube and get...
07-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Iride01

Depends on the specific model and version of your...

Depends on the specific model and version of your rear derailleur and front chain ring sizes.

If they are Shimano DR's and you can come up with the model and version numbers then you can easily...
07-27-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By Iride01

Some places have police selling or auctioning...

Some places have police selling or auctioning cars too that were impounded and never claimed. And all sorts of other stuff. Most have quit selling the guns they've confiscated.

So if you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By Iride01

You picked a bad time to be looking for a bike....

You picked a bad time to be looking for a bike. Inventory will be low the remainder of the year and into the next. And that is if everything stays on track and doesn't get derailed.

However the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Iride01

But I still have to wipe my bike down every now...

But I still have to wipe my bike down every now and then don't I? My Tarmac still looks good after 16 months and it is just factory finish.

I guess what I'm asking is how much easier is it to...
07-27-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 547
Posted By Iride01

I've never felt bad about short or long rides. I...

I've never felt bad about short or long rides. I just do what I have time for. Thankfully I've been getting in 40+ mile rides every other day for the last three weeks. Though there might be a 14...
07-27-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By Iride01

I was new to disc brakes last year. It took 300...

I was new to disc brakes last year. It took 300 miles of riding before the pads wore in to provide way more than adequate stopping power. And they did sometimes sound like they were grinding.
...
07-27-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By Iride01

If you insist on running a tread on your tires...

If you insist on running a tread on your tires for pavement, then the Schwalbe Big Ben look like they'll at least channel the water out of the way where the Serfas Drifter City tires look like...
07-27-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By Iride01

Different size cassette? 11-nn instead of a...

Different size cassette? 11-nn instead of a 12-nn or something like that? Maybe your chain is now too long.

As always, one little strand of frayed cable in the STI can cause this issue too.
07-27-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By Iride01

I'd go along with the idea that the flexible shoe...

I'd go along with the idea that the flexible shoe soles are a problem. It's an easy thing to remedy and see if that's the cause. There are plenty of shoes made specifically for cycling that aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 941
Posted By Iride01

Pinch flats won’t be an issue with...

Pinch flats won’t be an issue with tubeless.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, I actually think I came back in a added that after I got off my soap box. My bad!

So lets just change that to something like if your...
07-27-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Iride01

This sub-forum is: Maybe you wanted...

This sub-forum is:



Maybe you wanted this other sub-forum:
07-27-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By Iride01

Just to be clear, the compression part is on the...

Just to be clear, the compression part is on the foot. Not up the leg and calf as typical compression socks for leg swelling are made.

I don't like my leg muscles to be compressed. My cycling...
07-27-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,226
Posted By Iride01

Well I didn't know the discussion is how to...

Well I didn't know the discussion is how to calculate the data. The question is more about when to accumulate the data Specifically elevation or the change in elevation.

And even more specifically...
07-27-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Iride01

Academy Sports and other big box discount stores...

Academy Sports and other big box discount stores sell these. Here is one that I think is in your size. I use the Bell 700C tubes for my bikes and I've had good results from them. Not a light tube but...
07-27-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,226
Posted By Iride01

If I walk up the 8 foot hill in my yard, did I...

If I walk up the 8 foot hill in my yard, did I not climb any distance? That section of my yard is between the 350' and 360' foot contour line. The map data doesn't have the elevation data for every...
07-27-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,055
Posted By Iride01

Differences might be small to someone that has no...

Differences might be small to someone that has no experience or desire to ride at the level or professional or amateur cyclists and those that ride regularly with the goals of increasing their...
07-27-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 763
Posted By Iride01

Speed isn't the goal of a cruiser. It's...

Speed isn't the goal of a cruiser. It's comfortable upright seating. If speed is your thing for comparison, then maybe TT bike should be in the mix.

If you'd not taken exception to me expressing...
07-26-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By Iride01

In the heat of summer on a bike I don't pee...

In the heat of summer on a bike I don't pee either for up to 4 hours or even more of riding. And I drink enough to actually return within 2 lbs or less body weight than I started at. Winter time, I...
07-26-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Iride01

Spoke wrenches aren't they? Look them up.

Spoke wrenches aren't they? Look them up.
07-26-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Iride01

Usually tubes will specify a range or widths they...

Usually tubes will specify a range or widths they are intended for. So that will assure you if the tube is appropriate.

Even if you have a tube that is outside that, then just try to determine...
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