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07-24-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By Iride01

When I had a rash of issues with tubes, I...

When I had a rash of issues with tubes, I eventually found out it was my faulty installation of them. But not till later after I'd changed brands several times.
07-24-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Iride01

Apparently things going to your album don't get...

Apparently things going to your album don't get show immediately to us in your profile either. But I did find them in the general Gallery sorting by "recents".
...
07-23-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Iride01

You may not see much of a speed increase due to...

You may not see much of a speed increase due to weight. However you will find you'll have more energy at the end of your normal routes and simply want to ride further or more often.

My new bike is...
07-23-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Iride01

My saddle is fairly level. Maybe a little nose...

My saddle is fairly level. Maybe a little nose down but not much. IMO the balancing on the saddle thing to get your weight off your hands has a lot of people doing the wrong stuff and too far in...
07-23-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Iride01

And you've tried saddles with various width cut...

And you've tried saddles with various width cut outs? Too wide can be as bad as too narrow for some. Experimented with saddle tilt?

The bones that you sit on are not just two knobs a set distance...
07-23-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Iride01

If you have 10 feet of spacing horizontally they...

If you have 10 feet of spacing horizontally they might be useful. However by the time a motorist at night gets close enough to you to differentiate and recognize what you are trying to tell them,...
07-23-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 645
Posted By Iride01

I heard the driver was texting or doing other...

I heard the driver was texting or doing other social media stuff on their phone. But I doubt our legislators will ever do any meaningful legislation. They too use their phones constantly while...
07-22-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By Iride01

For some very few, it might be just addiction to...

For some very few, it might be just addiction to their phones that they want them out there. Yesterday, I passed a oncoming woman running with her phone stretched out in front of her. Had to call out...
07-21-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Iride01

Realize your reach will be further out on the...

Realize your reach will be further out on the drop bars. So you might need a shorter stem. Hybrids also tend to be heavy.

If that bike was made as a hybrid originally, then the geometry might...
07-21-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Iride01

If you didn't remove the cable from the pinch...

If you didn't remove the cable from the pinch bolt of the DR then it might be that the cable is being held too short by the DR. So when you shift you don't have enough movement left in the DR to let...
07-20-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Iride01

Same ole arguments. Same ole dated and never...

Same ole arguments. Same ole dated and never really correct rules of thumb and stuff from the 70's and 80's being touted as absolutes.
07-20-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By Iride01

I've got no help for you. Just wanted to comment...

I've got no help for you. Just wanted to comment that there seem to be a rash of stuck BB threads during the last week or so.

Wonder what's up with that? Planet's not aligned right? Moon...
07-20-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,469
Posted By Iride01

Well there is something wrong with your reasoning...

Well there is something wrong with your reasoning as the person in question is the OP.

So without ten posts, they were able to ask a question.
This was their 4th post of the day and their second...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 576
Posted By Iride01

Part of that equal and opposite reaction thing we...

Part of that equal and opposite reaction thing we were taught a long time ago.

Think about it. If your saddle were also a scale, and you were not pushing on the pedals. Then consider what would...
07-20-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,482
Posted By Iride01

You have to burn upwards of 3500 Calories to lose...

You have to burn upwards of 3500 Calories to lose 1 lb of fat. Of course that's only if fat is supplying all your Calories expended on the ride which typically it isn't.

Any weight loss you see...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 576
Posted By Iride01

Moving the saddle forward can also allow you to...

Moving the saddle forward can also allow you to put more power into the cranks while in a more aero positions. More power means less weight on butt and hands if your balance over the BB is correct....
07-20-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,625
Posted By Iride01

If you win you dope? Accusing one of doping...

If you win you dope? Accusing one of doping because they won is stupid.

Instead of tarnishing the reputation of someone, you should be using your mouth to chastise the UCI and WADA or whomever is...
07-20-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,469
Posted By Iride01

More effective for what? Be specific.

More effective for what? Be specific.
07-19-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 837
Posted By Iride01

Just like road bikes, there are all sorts of...

Just like road bikes, there are all sorts of cruisers and beach cruisers.

I'm pretty sure I can find a road bike I wouldn't like to ride either.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 42,806
Posted By Iride01

Probably the one that had their hands amputated...

Probably the one that had their hands amputated since they didn't get the information till 10 years later.
07-19-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 623
Posted By Iride01

I used gasoline for most all degreasing and...

I used gasoline for most all degreasing and cleaning things up until my mid 30's. Paint brush clean up too. It was cheap and readily available anywhere.

Just because I got away with it doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 576
Posted By Iride01

You might put your saddle back on the middle of...

You might put your saddle back on the middle of the rails and try that for a while. Sometimes setback and balancing in the saddle don't help what you think they'll help. To me, it's really more about...
07-19-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Iride01

Different bike different sounds to get use to. ...

Different bike different sounds to get use to.

Though I'd suspect chain slap too. Is this also when in the small tooth count cogs and/or ring? Maybe you need to shorten the chain.
07-19-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,670
Posted By Iride01

Yeah but no. After watching last night I think...

Yeah but no. After watching last night I think Cav somehow lost his lead out and never could get back on Morkov's wheel. Perhaps with him being so use to the finish line normally being 300 meters...
07-19-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Iride01

Depends on so many things. I bought my...

Depends on so many things.

I bought my current bike knowing that I wanted a lower stack to get lower with the bars after riding comfortably in a more upright position for years. So if you want to...
07-18-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,385
Posted By Iride01

Yeah we are on the uptick with more COVID cases...

Yeah we are on the uptick with more COVID cases going to the hospitals and bound for respirators. So I fully expect to be back in similar situation.

First time I did get to ride some routes that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 946
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't want to take responsibility for...

I wouldn't want to take responsibility for anyone's safety by what essentially is telling them it's safe for them to cross and they don't need to look themselves.

On the other hand, I don't mind...
07-18-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,625
Posted By Iride01

I'm not going to assume doping for any individual...

I'm not going to assume doping for any individual until it's proven by investigation and a ruling by the authorities.

That's just such a bogus thing to tarnish achievements with rumors and...
07-17-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By Iride01

1 month old bike? Did you buy it locally at a...

1 month old bike? Did you buy it locally at a LBS? They'll probably tighten it for free if no other parts were damaged or nothing else is required.

I just got my bike back from the bike shop...
07-17-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By Iride01

Are we talking about a Volkswagon engine or...

Are we talking about a Volkswagon engine or something? I've just never seen 8v or 10v or anything 'v' used to describe a cassette or something on a bike.

But admittedly I haven't seen everything.
07-17-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By Iride01

It happens. Thankfully not for quite some time....

It happens. Thankfully not for quite some time. Like flats, they tend to happen in groups of three. Then nothing for years.

So you got one more coming.
07-17-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By Iride01

No, a 15mm wrench is not going to turn a pedal or...

No, a 15mm wrench is not going to turn a pedal or bolt that requires a 13 mm or 1/2" wrench.

When you buy from Amazon, you are at the mercy of the poor descriptions provided by many of the sellers...
07-17-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By Iride01

1/2" (.5000) is 12.7 mm. 9/16" (.5625") is...

1/2" (.5000) is 12.7 mm. 9/16" (.5625") is 14.2875 mm

I've never had any issues substituting a 13 mm wrench for a 1/2" wrench or a 15 mm wrench for a 9/16" wrench. However if the flats are worn on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,073
Posted By Iride01

Anything that tells you to use the rear brake on...

Anything that tells you to use the rear brake on downhills you need to realize that they aren't telling you to lock up the back wheel. As you go downhill, weight is already shifted off the rear...
07-17-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Iride01

Very hard to see the crack, but I maybe sorta...

Very hard to see the crack, but I maybe sorta think it's there.

https://i.imgur.com/3Tgj0DQ.jpeg

What is on the right side of the hole along it's circumference wouldn't worry me too much other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,718
Posted By Iride01

Did you just clear coat it? I like how you left...

Did you just clear coat it? I like how you left the brazing show. Makes it stand out that it's steel. However I'd be wishing that steels natural color was bright tangerine orange, bright blue or...
07-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By Iride01

Why the concern about what others do? You can do...

Why the concern about what others do? You can do your own thing with out getting our approval. Heck we'll probably not notice whether your legs are smooth, stubbly or hairy. We'll just be judging...
07-15-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Iride01

Are you sure it's the clear coat? I tend to sweat...

Are you sure it's the clear coat? I tend to sweat a lot and along with splashing drink from my bottles, the underside of my top tube has at times looked like bumped up finish or bad spots in the...
07-15-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,985
Posted By Iride01

The nurses or assistants at my cardiologist must...

The nurses or assistants at my cardiologist must be sadists. If I don't shave my chest before going, they don't shave at all. So it's sort of like Steve Carrel's character in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. ...
07-15-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,985
Posted By Iride01

It only takes a few visits to a cardiologist to...

It only takes a few visits to a cardiologist to realize that you no longer desire hair on your chest.

Legs? do you really care what my legs look like?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By Iride01

You sure it's in the rear? My chain rings were...

You sure it's in the rear? My chain rings were loose and I had to tighten them just the other day. A loose cleat, loose crankarm, loose pedal. Seat post wobbling in the seat tube even with the...
07-14-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Iride01

So what does this have to do with Cycling...

So what does this have to do with Cycling Advocacy and Safety?

Why does this sub-forum continue to be an Obituary page where I guess we are supposed to show our compassion. Or it's simply an I...
07-13-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Iride01

Probably. But if you had or have doubts...

Probably.

But if you had or have doubts about something that is such an easy thing to remedy. Especially now with them not installed.

It wouldn't matter to me if they were new or old. If I...
07-13-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't eat much of anything within two to...

I wouldn't eat much of anything within two to three hours of the ride. It's just a couple hours of riding. Save the thanksgiving feast for afterward.

I'll put all my carb's in my bottles, even...
07-12-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By Iride01

Do you ever travel to other cities? In the past...

Do you ever travel to other cities? In the past I have made it a point to visit LBS's in other towns I'm in for work or pleasure, just to look at things they don't have in the shops here.
07-12-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Iride01

Some shops have a wheel builder that knows how to...

Some shops have a wheel builder that knows how to build wheels. Other shops have a person that can replace spokes but may or may not know much about wheels. So find out which one is your shop.
...
07-10-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 320
Posted By Iride01

On a bike that old, I just suspect that someone...

On a bike that old, I just suspect that someone put parts on it that they had available to them. Whether it's correct for the bike really doesn't matter if it suits their needs. All that matters is...
07-09-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By Iride01

The problem for any tool that expands or wedges...

The problem for any tool that expands or wedges inside the seat post is that it will expand the seat post a little wedging even more in the seat tube.
07-09-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By Iride01

Maybe shellac is another thing that'll be scarce...

Maybe shellac is another thing that'll be scarce for a time since it also is heavily dependent on India, Thailand and other Asian sources.

I've used shellac flakes for a long time and last sources...
07-09-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Iride01

Just bookmark the main site. They already have...

Just bookmark the main site. They already have everything "bookmarked" for you once you get here.
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