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06-29-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 228
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: 2
Views: 79
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: 13
Views: 321
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: 121
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: 121
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: 6
Views: 97
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: 186
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: 13
Views: 321
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: 391
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: 11
Views: 265
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...
06-28-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 391,986
Posted By Iride01

It's much better than no helmet protection for...

It's much better than no helmet protection for crashes that involve head injury and potential for concussion. Probably any more expensive helmet is just marginal gains. Although I do use a somewhat...
06-28-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Iride01

Depends on what that loud sound is and when. ...

Depends on what that loud sound is and when.

Might just be that now that all the sound attenuating gunk has been removed from the cassette and rings that it is now at the normal sound level it...
06-28-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 394
Posted By Iride01

If the wind speed over the ground is about the...

If the wind speed over the ground is about the same as my speed over the ground. And my only choices are headwind or tailwind. I'll choose a headwind in any situation climbing or just cruising on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 652
Posted By Iride01

Wind direction maybe. Also having someone way up...

Wind direction maybe. Also having someone way up in front of you sometimes gives you more motivation to catch up and pass. And lets face it, flat terrain is just boring.

Weight whether you or the...
06-28-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By Iride01

I'd ignore the .5" and then realize that Giant...

I'd ignore the .5" and then realize that Giant says that either the small or medium frame might be good for you.

Which did you feel better on?

Realize though that if you aren't already in the...
06-28-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 253
Posted By Iride01

Rest doesn't mean sit and do nothing. You can go...

Rest doesn't mean sit and do nothing. You can go for a ride. Just don't expect to be at your very best when you try to race someone to the top of a hill. Might be beneficial not to plan your...
06-28-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Iride01

If you bought this at a local shop, then I'd take...

If you bought this at a local shop, then I'd take it back and just see what they say about the issue and if they offer to do anything towards fixing it.

However if the pad is worn to the point...
06-27-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By Iride01

Compression and bike shorts or bibs is not really...

Compression and bike shorts or bibs is not really two terms that go together, IMO.

I don't want my muscles compressed by my shorts. I just want the fabric to be just snug enough to move with my...
06-27-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By Iride01

Have you pulled the cable out to make certain...

Have you pulled the cable out to make certain it's not frayed inside the shifter?

When I hear that going to the high ratio gears is an issue and shifting to the low ratio gears is okay, then...
06-27-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Iride01

All you have to do is tell us you put them in...

All you have to do is tell us you put them in your gallery. There were 3 others there, but they looked the same to me. So I only posted this.
...
06-27-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Iride01

Sometimes cheap stuff last a long time and...

Sometimes cheap stuff last a long time and sometimes it doesn't. Probably depends on if you get the one unit that everything was more perfect when put together. Quality control and manufacturing...
06-27-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By Iride01

With your chain too tight, you very well may have...

With your chain too tight, you very well may have worn the teeth of the chainring and/or rear cog. As well as worn the chain so there is too much spacing between the links which will only wear out...
06-19-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,086
Posted By Iride01

Thing is it's not really important at all what...

Thing is it's not really important at all what material a bike is made of.

All though you seem to be promoting the idea that steel is the only thing a sensible cyclist should ride. The only...
06-18-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,064
Posted By Iride01

My 10 dollar Zefal that is over a dozen years old...

My 10 dollar Zefal that is over a dozen years old gets me to 125 psi easily if I want to go that high. I can probably get it to over 150 if I tried. If your pump gives you issues then probably it's...
06-18-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,086
Posted By Iride01

So your counter point for steel is that cyclist...

So your counter point for steel is that cyclist don't upgrade because they are happy with old components?

Don't get me wrong. I like steel bikes. I like carbon bikes too. Pretty much it's easier...
06-18-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By Iride01

Looks nice, but with that low stack and...

Looks nice, but with that low stack and effective short top tube length will your knees miss the bars?
06-18-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Iride01

I've done a couple full 105 5800 groupset...

I've done a couple full 105 5800 groupset replacements on a few framesets. While I was very happy with the results, I only just barely came in lower than what I could have bought a brand new bike...
06-18-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Iride01

Usually if the manufacturer considers things user...

Usually if the manufacturer considers things user serviceable then they will be in the user manual which many manufacturer's expect you to download from their website to save on printing costs for...
06-17-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,086
Posted By Iride01

Carbon bikes aren't all 10 - 15 grand. In...

Carbon bikes aren't all 10 - 15 grand.

In fact they are down in the 3000 or less price range. And you aren't going to get a comparable quality and component build on a new steel bike that you can...
06-17-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Iride01

The Axis hubs on my Tarmac seem to be very...

The Axis hubs on my Tarmac seem to be very similar to many DT Swiss designs. It's very probable that Specialized has DT Swiss make Axis hubs exclusively for Specialized and no actual documentation...
06-17-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By Iride01

Huh? What does.... If you are talking about...

Huh? What does....

If you are talking about the beep when it sees a car, you can turn that off. Or you can change whether it's a single tone or multi-tone sound. Not sure when they gave us...
06-17-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By Iride01

I assume those are aluminum bars with a black...

I assume those are aluminum bars with a black finish. I probably wouldn't worry about it. But I'd check regularly.

Less of a problem if you only do leisurely rides. But the more your riding is...
06-17-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By Iride01

here is your pic... ...

here is your pic...
https://i.ibb.co/mCcMGqM/22fb7f.png


https://ibb.co/3yCL7NL

Excited that we have a noob that knows how to obfuscate a URL. Too many don't even try.

Welcome to BF!
06-17-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,383
Posted By Iride01

Blinking lights are set to blink at rates that...

Blinking lights are set to blink at rates that don't typically cause seizures. However it's quite evident that they annoy some people that are overly concerned with the welfare of those that do have...
06-17-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Iride01

Some if not many people can ride several...

Some if not many people can ride several different sizes of bike comfortably. I'd go for the size on the lower end. But the real way to figure it out is to ride both size frames for 10 miles or...
06-17-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By Iride01

Works for me on a Win 11 notebook and Chrome. If...

Works for me on a Win 11 notebook and Chrome. If no other suggestions work, be certain your browser is the latest update and clear your browser cache which every great once in a while actually fixes...
06-17-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Iride01

I thought you must have been nuts before I looked...

I thought you must have been nuts before I looked at your vid. But yeah, it makes a squeak.

I'd check for a frayed cable inside the STI rubbing and making that sound. Though I've never known a...
06-17-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By Iride01

If the freehub that came with the hub is crappy...

If the freehub that came with the hub is crappy so is the hub too more than likely. So consider a entire hub. Shimano, DT-Swiss or many other well known to the cycling community brands. An entire...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By Iride01

Only ridden it eight months? How much previous...

Only ridden it eight months? How much previous road bike experience?

I'm thinking save your money that you'd spend for upgrades, and then revisit this again at the end of next year and look to...
06-17-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Iride01

The fact one shifter works and nothing else...

The fact one shifter works and nothing else including the lights on your junction box is puzzling.

I'd probably go back and unplug then plug back in every wire connection from the battery to the...
06-17-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 952
Posted By Iride01

The literature might be clear, but your answer...

The literature might be clear, but your answer here is not. Even for cars and trucks I'm not all to certain which way you lean.
06-16-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,383
Posted By Iride01

One told me I needed to learn how to ride a bike....

One told me I needed to learn how to ride a bike. He was from Texas or at least the tag on his car was. Texas tagged cars are in my top three for annoying and unsafe passing of me when I'm on the...
06-16-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By Iride01

I guess I've not had any previous bikes that had...

I guess I've not had any previous bikes that had anything I'd call road chatter. Though I never owned a aluminum bike, but my son's aluminum bike doesn't have it either. At least not what I'd call...
06-16-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By Iride01

I haven't had carbon wheels, but my perception...

I haven't had carbon wheels, but my perception from reading what others have said about them is they give you better feel for the road. That road feel is what I think you may be calling buzz. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,343
Posted By Iride01

Because it is a new group. As I said, Shimano...

Because it is a new group. As I said, Shimano moves those designs from DuraAce and Ultegra down to the lower tiers. Not all of them make it to the lower tiers like 105, Tiagra, Sora and others, but...
06-16-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Iride01

So did you mis-measure your inseam or not? That...

So did you mis-measure your inseam or not? That and other wrong measurements will make any sizing recommendations sketchy, other than a experienced and trained eye. Or perhaps your personal desires...
06-16-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Iride01

For your style of riding I can't really say....

For your style of riding I can't really say. However I've been use to 38cm wide drops all my cycling life. My previous '91 Paramount re-build I put 42cm bars on and didn't really like them but lived...
06-16-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Iride01

I think you've missed my point too. Mostly...

I think you've missed my point too.

Mostly I'm just saying that it's a personal choice whether to use one or not. And also when to use one or not. We all have varying levels of experience with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,343
Posted By Iride01

It'll eventually be a future lower tier group. ...

It'll eventually be a future lower tier group. Renamed with new part numbers and made with less expensive materials where possible and a little less precise tolerances so manufacturing costs won't...
06-16-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By Iride01

Being new, make certain that all the firmware...

Being new, make certain that all the firmware updates are done with. Might jut be a hiccup after a update just waiting for a power cycle or reset to make things play well together.

I've got the...
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