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10-15-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Iride01

If you don't take any of the fitters suggestions...

If you don't take any of the fitters suggestions then it was probably a waste of money.

I'm, between two sizes of Tarmac 56 & 58cm and think a 54cm might actually have been best for me. Wish I'd...
10-15-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By Iride01

I've been waiting for 4 maybe 5 days to see who...

I've been waiting for 4 maybe 5 days to see who posted about this first. I think you are the winner, unless it's someone in one of the other sub-forums I never go to.
10-15-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 370
Posted By Iride01

To answer the thread title... only if you are...

To answer the thread title... only if you are going to change up the gearing on the crankset or want a change in crank length or some similar thing. Then by being amicable to change out the BB to a...
10-14-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 208
Posted By Iride01

I doubt the OP wants to do low activity cycling...

I doubt the OP wants to do low activity cycling for just a few minutes at a time whether indoors or outdoors.
10-14-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 208
Posted By Iride01

Still the question is how much less polluted is...

Still the question is how much less polluted is the air inside your home or where you might do indoor exercise. And home or business HVAC systems are not going to remove the NOx and SO2 gases that...
10-14-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 169
Posted By Iride01

Are you sure it's not just your wheel spokes...

Are you sure it's not just your wheel spokes moaning and groaning as you put power into the cranks? Or maybe your sweaty bike shorts rubbing on your saddle.
10-14-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Iride01

I remember some old people friends of my parents...

I remember some old people friends of my parents back in the 60's and 70's that had their furniture covered with plastic.
10-14-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 234
Posted By Iride01

What internal size rims? That can be a easy place...

What internal size rims? That can be a easy place to damage a tube when installing a tire, especially on narrow rims. Though the tube looks more cracked than what I'd expect. What do the other rubber...
10-14-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 467
Posted By Iride01

Wouldn't that be better information for the OP....

Wouldn't that be better information for the OP. The stuff squirtdad gave with a link was useful to me.
10-14-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Iride01

Don't really need to wrap your head around it. ...

Don't really need to wrap your head around it. There is no standard for bicycle sizing. The manufacturers all sort of do the same thing, but there are minor differences in how they go about...
10-14-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By Iride01

I think that your current BB will actually fit a...

I think that your current BB will actually fit a Shimano 2 piece road crank like the FC-R8000.

So unless it's bad or very high mileage, then just use it. By the time it's bad, you'll probably...
10-14-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 467
Posted By Iride01

Fair enough. Do you really need 19 gear inches?...

Fair enough. Do you really need 19 gear inches? At a comfortable 80 rpm you'll not even be going 5 mph. Or are you expecting to do grades in excess 8% as an average ride instead of a brief bump on...
10-14-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 467
Posted By Iride01

I don't know that you are making a road bike with...

I don't know that you are making a road bike with a wide range. You really are just making a road bike with a very low ratio or gear inches and a very limited upper range.

While you might have...
10-14-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 573
Posted By Iride01

My first PC in the 80's was way more expensive...

My first PC in the 80's was way more expensive than my current PC.

Whether its by decree of regulation or satisfying the wants of consumers, things get less expensive quickly when the...
10-14-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Iride01

Battle of the processed foods to tell us which is...

Battle of the processed foods to tell us which is more "healthy" for us. Everyone has a gimmick.
10-14-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 208
Posted By Iride01

You do what you gotta do. Would you be happy...

You do what you gotta do.

Would you be happy and feel healthy if you stayed inside and did nothing? Is inside air any more healthier than outside air? I doubt that it's any less polluted unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By Iride01

What do you want to do with your bike? Road...

What do you want to do with your bike? Road bikes aren't the only bikes meant to ride on pavement. Road bikes also are probably not the best bike for the road if your are only going to ride short...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't buy anything until I myself have...

I wouldn't buy anything until I myself have determined that I need it or simply just want it.

Keep riding your bike and you'll know the answers. What works great for short distance doesn't always...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Iride01

Was there anything notable in how the tire rode? ...

Was there anything notable in how the tire rode? If it rides good I'd just keep watching the road in front of me and not get so caught up in the mesmerizing visuals of my tires.
10-14-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By Iride01

They tell you in the product description for it...

They tell you in the product description for it on Shimano's website.

Recommended bottom bracket_Press-fit SM-BB72-41B
Recommended bottom bracket_Threaded (normal) SM-BBR60
...
10-12-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 374
Posted By Iride01

You are welcome. However no one has any idea if...

You are welcome. However no one has any idea if any of the replies here led you to any conclusion for your original question or what provoked the "thanks".
10-12-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 523
Posted By Iride01

You didn't get in the shape you were in prior to...

You didn't get in the shape you were in prior to wanting to do something about it in a short time, so don't think you can exercise your way to better health in a short time.
10-08-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,706
Posted By Iride01

FIFY. Or is hydroplaning a derogatory term...

FIFY.

Or is hydroplaning a derogatory term for something else now days? Bicycle tires don't hydroplane unless you and the bike are going a couple hundred MPH or better.
10-08-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By Iride01

Yes. Larger frames and certain headset and...

Yes.

Larger frames and certain headset and fork geometry can make them feel more stable and not as twitchy. But if you like twitchy, which to me is actually more "agile", then smaller frames I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, surprised me to. I've heard some that claim...

Yeah, surprised me to. I've heard some that claim their 105 5800 shifted much better than the version of 105 that replaced it that they also had experience with.

However, for each of us that had a...
10-08-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By Iride01

Well today, both Edge and Chrome on my PC took me...

Well today, both Edge and Chrome on my PC took me to the correct place selecting [my pictures] from the Gallery page. I did leave both with the "remember me" box checked when I closed the browsers...
10-08-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By Iride01

You can change up those profiles too for what...

You can change up those profiles too for what screens they do or don't show and what order they are seen in. Also a lot of other things.

If you have multiple bikes you might want to create a...
10-08-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Iride01

Even if you were 165 cm, the USA site for Trek...

Even if you were 165 cm, the USA site for Trek shows a Small as being the appropriate size for a Dual Sport 2.
...
10-08-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By Iride01

If you measure your proper saddle height from the...

If you measure your proper saddle height from the saddle to the pedal when at the bottom of the stroke furthest away from the saddle, then that measurement should be good for any crank length on any...
10-08-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By Iride01

When you change your crank length you have to...

When you change your crank length you have to change your saddle height. Unless if was wrong before and just happens to now be correct.

Yes you do loose torque on the crankshaft with shorter...
10-08-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By Iride01

Which screens show up and in what order are...

Which screens show up and in what order are controlled by your device settings. So look in your 1030's setting for that profile you are using.

It's always possible that you accidentally changed...
10-08-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, one pedal for brakes in cars is pretty sad....

Yeah, one pedal for brakes in cars is pretty sad. Just think how much fun as a teenager we could have had if we could control the brakes independently of each other. <grin>

With how much...
10-08-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By Iride01

Make sure it all shifts perfectly. 2009 is old...

Make sure it all shifts perfectly. 2009 is old for a groupset. Ultegra 6700? If so you might find some incompatibility with new stuff if you have to get a new rear DR. That might require a new...
10-08-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 179
Posted By Iride01

Weight on a bike that you can't dynamically...

Weight on a bike that you can't dynamically control while riding will always be dangerous IMO. I'd hate to think how well a child in a seat on the frame would fare in some of the spills I've had.
...
10-07-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Iride01

If you happen to find a wheelset already made...

If you happen to find a wheelset already made with the CR18 rims in 27" with a hub that has the correct spacing for your frame for a decent price to you it might be worth it. However when I had the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Iride01

Not everyone is interested in any of the other...

Not everyone is interested in any of the other things I mentioned either. So why focus on just the speed part of my comment?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Iride01

I have Ultegra Di2 also. And though I like it, I...

I have Ultegra Di2 also. And though I like it, I don't think it enough bang for the buck spent just to swap from the equivalent cable pulled stuff you already have.

IMO, my 105 5800 group on my...
10-07-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,292
Posted By Iride01

If you are more fit than those you ride with,...

If you are more fit than those you ride with, then in order to keep at their slower pace, you might benefit from a heavier bike. However if you are in flat lands, probably not. And even in hills,...
10-07-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,328
Posted By Iride01

Measure your chain for wear and you'll know. ...

Measure your chain for wear and you'll know. When I first started coming here a dozen years or so ago, I didn't understand all the chain wearing out controversy I saw in the threads. But I was...
10-07-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,684
Posted By Iride01

Probably use the same fit standards you have for...

Probably use the same fit standards you have for summer time jerseys.

Though I'm with with those that say if it zips it fits. Assuming it don't split.
10-07-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By Iride01

Interesting, I get your results with Edge, so you...

Interesting, I get your results with Edge, so you aren't alone. However with Chrome I don't have any issue... yet!

I thought at first it was because I didn't check "remember me" when logging into...
10-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By Iride01

Works for me. Are you certain the gallery page...

Works for me. Are you certain the gallery page showed you as logged in when this happened?

Though I'd think they wouldn't present you with the <my pictures> tab if you weren't.
10-07-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, I sort of thought that they'd cost more...

Yeah, I sort of thought that they'd cost more than they are worth. All they do is advertise for the maker. So anything you care to do to just make them more cosmetically pleasing to you is okay. ...
10-07-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Iride01

If you are standing tip toe just to clear the top...

If you are standing tip toe just to clear the top tube of the bike with your crotch, then likely it's too big a bike.

But without knowing the make, model and year of the bike as well as what...
10-07-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By Iride01

You should learn how to adjust your own wheel...

You should learn how to adjust your own wheel bearings to your satisfaction of get another shop that does it to your satisfaction.

If the shop doesn't see any issue to what they are doing then all...
10-07-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,061
Posted By Iride01

Unless I didn't look at the right products, then...

Unless I didn't look at the right products, then Hydrant... in all their categories of products are just mostly sodium and other electrolytes. And more than I'd put in my bottles for any but a really...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By Iride01

Drop bars wouldn't make a proper geometry TT bike...

Drop bars wouldn't make a proper geometry TT bike a road bike. It still wouldn't have a road bike geometry.
10-07-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By Iride01

The tandem was a very real option we looked at a...

The tandem was a very real option we looked at a few years ago. But still she won't commit. And I myself am a little apprehensive about it as to get anywhere to ride it would not be real...
10-07-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By Iride01

Decennial crash? You are doing better than me if...

Decennial crash? You are doing better than me if you only have a spill once every ten years. However thankfully only one was bad enough to keep me off the bike for a time. Hopefully this is your case...
10-07-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Iride01

What's the internal width of your rim? You might...

What's the internal width of your rim? You might be making your tire changing a little harder if your have a narrow internal width rim. Also increase the chances you might damage the tube around the...
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