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09-22-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By yannisg

Simple technique. I've used it several time with...

Simple technique. I've used it several time with success too.
09-22-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,852
Posted By yannisg

Never tried the freezer, but the sun definitely...

Never tried the freezer, but the sun definitely works. The sun is quite hot here.
09-14-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,019
Posted By yannisg

I drink about 1/2 lit before the ride, and carry...

I drink about 1/2 lit before the ride, and carry 2 X 600 ml water bottles during summer months for 3-4 hr rides in 35-38 deg C dry heat; one has a drink the other only water. Luckily, there a plenty...
09-14-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By yannisg

Try a head band to avoid sweat running in your...

Try a head band to avoid sweat running in your eyes.
Never use sunscreen on your forehead it'll sting like hell when it runs in your eyes.
Carry a small pack of tissues to clean your glasses
09-14-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,762
Posted By yannisg

One way I have found to quickly test how...

One way I have found to quickly test how comfortable a saddle will be is to ride on flat route continuously for an hour or more at a tempo pace and constant RPM without moving out of the saddle for...
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By yannisg

Stick to the pace you can handle taking in...

Stick to the pace you can handle taking in account the terrain. Don't get caught up in a group or an another rider that seem to being going only slightly faster than your set pace according to the...
09-12-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By yannisg

If you use the old stretched chain because the...

If you use the old stretched chain because the new chain will skip on the cassette under load you will be wearing out your chain rings.
09-01-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By yannisg

My cardiologist seems to be on the conservative...

My cardiologist seems to be on the conservative side recommending the avoidance of high intensity. Of course, high intensity is relative. High intensity meaning doing intervals at yr maxHR or 90% or...
08-31-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By yannisg

Tried it. It worked fine. Thanks

Tried it. It worked fine.
Thanks
08-31-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By yannisg

Tubeless removable valve core clogged

I have been struggling adding air to a tubeless road tire. The removable core was clogged with sealant.
At some point I could not add any air to the tire. I removed the core, tried to clean it, but...
08-30-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By yannisg

I get the same response from my cardiologist

I get the same response from my cardiologist
Replies: 71
Views: 7,205
Posted By yannisg

One way I have found to quickly test how...

One way I have found to quickly test how comfortable a saddle will be is to ride on flat route continuously for an hour or more at a tempo pace and constant RPM without moving out of the saddle for...
08-30-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By yannisg

At 75.5 I am trying to restrict my HR to <140 on...

At 75.5 I am trying to restrict my HR to <140 on long climbs with some peaks up to 150. Occasionally, if climbing at this HR for a long period 1.5-2 hrs my HR will jump to 160-165 on my monitor....
08-28-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By yannisg

Thanks everyone for yr input. I will probably...

Thanks everyone for yr input.
I will probably keep doing longer intervals (4 to 6 min) at 90% of my current FTP once every week or 10 days with fully recovery rides in between instead of shorter...
08-27-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By yannisg

Intensity riding for older riders (70+)

Use intensity workouts to slow aging and reduce the yearly decrease in VO2max is recommended by various biking articles, and who doesn't want that to happen to themselves.
On the other side, many...
08-24-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By yannisg

Thanks for the clarification

Thanks for the clarification
08-23-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By yannisg

My 25mm tubeless road tires loose about 5-7 psi...

My 25mm tubeless road tires loose about 5-7 psi in 2 days originally pump to 80-85 psi. Both front and rear loose about the same amount with no evidence of sealant escaping.
08-21-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By yannisg

I started using Stan's sealant on road tires in...

I started using Stan's sealant on road tires in 2012. It sealed very well, but I had severe corrosion issues with the Shimano tubeless rims. Both Shimano and Stan's blamed each other. It was so bad I...
08-15-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By yannisg

When you say mounting of tires you really mean...

When you say mounting of tires you really mean sealing them to the rim after removal or installing new ones. I have had always better luck sealing new tires rather than old ones which had been...
08-14-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,013
Posted By yannisg

i tend to "zone out" in the boonies vs being...

i tend to "zone out" in the boonies vs being hyper-aware in town. my only
complaint with the varia/edge setup is that running the varia the entire ride tends to drain the edge unit substantially....
08-14-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By yannisg

I have struggled with sealing tubeless road tires...

I have struggled with sealing tubeless road tires even using a compressor. New tires were always easier to seal than used ones.
Since I've invested in a booster cartridge I have no more problems
07-21-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By yannisg

If you're riding and get a puncture the sealant...

If you're riding and get a puncture the sealant is already evenly distributed.
I have often gotten a small punctures on my road tires and hear the hissing sound of the sealant escaping until it...
07-14-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 900
Posted By yannisg

Totally agree. I went through a new pair of...

Totally agree.
I went through a new pair of quality rim brake pads in an 8 hour brevet in raining conditions. The grit from the road completely chewed them up.
07-07-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By yannisg

I have more luck with the canister than the...

I have more luck with the canister than the compressor. I've struggled with the compressor for years which is better than the floor pump, but the canister solved all the issues.
I didn't have much...
07-03-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By yannisg

You mean the tire doesn't seal to the rim. I've...

You mean the tire doesn't seal to the rim.
I've struggled with this problem since 2012, and many times I've considered returning to tubes because of this problem.
I'm strictly talking about road...
06-28-22, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By yannisg

Shimano does make a special grease for cables...

Shimano does make a special grease for cables which, as mentioned previously, I have been using with no issues. Maybe, under very dusty conditions this might be a problem.
06-27-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,013
Posted By yannisg

[QUOTE=Bob Ross;22540388]Not so long as they're...

[QUOTE=Bob Ross;22540388]Not so long as they're riding at the same speed you are. If a gap opens up behind you and that next rider decides to put the hammer down to close it, they may register as an...
06-27-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,013
Posted By yannisg

I've been using the Garmin Varia RTL510 for 2...

I've been using the Garmin Varia RTL510 for 2 years. It's the best piece of electronic equipment I bought. I have never observed a false negative yet.

I don't hear the audible beep, but keep a...
06-27-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By yannisg

Greasing DR & brake cables

I've been greasing DR and brake cables with Shimano cable grease (white low visc grease) whether they are SS or polymer coated housing with good results.
However, Shimano mentions that polymer...
04-14-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By yannisg

I have the Duos for over 2 years, and I am very...

I have the Duos for over 2 years, and I am very satisfied with them. The L/R balance from the Duos is vital info. Initially, I thought my right leg was the strongest, but the Duos indicated either...
04-14-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,461
Posted By yannisg

I've been using heat shrink tubing for years.

I've been using heat shrink tubing for years.
03-28-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By yannisg

True, used tires are always easier to mount. ...

True, used tires are always easier to mount.
However, I was not talking about mounting the tire on the rim, which was not a problem, but sealing the used tire to the rim.
I changed all my valves to...
03-27-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By yannisg

I always had a hard time sealing tubeless road...

I always had a hard time sealing tubeless road tires after they had been used, and removed for cleaning. A few times I had to use a new tire even though the old tire had many klm left. I tried...
01-26-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By yannisg

I did not finally try this setup because I found...

I did not finally try this setup because I found a locknut from my 9 speed freehub which worked w/o a problem with the 10 speed cassette.
01-16-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By yannisg

Thanks for responding. Using a 10 spd cassette...

Thanks for responding.
Using a 10 spd cassette with the 1.85mm washer, proper thread engagement, and torqued down per spec.
If there is no play in the cassette I should be ok.
01-15-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By yannisg

Shimano cassette lock-nut question

11 spd Shimano lock nut is label "11 spd only"
.Will this lock nut cause a problem on a 10 spd Shimano casstte?
The Sram locknut does not specify a spd.
12-30-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,969
Posted By yannisg

Pumps need some maintenance too. I once needed...

Pumps need some maintenance too.
I once needed the pump (pre CO2 cartridge days) to repair a flat, and the springs in the pump head had corroded, and it wouldn't work.
I couldn't repair the flat!
12-30-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,008
Posted By yannisg

Recently, replaced old red cleats with new. I...

Recently, replaced old red cleats with new.
I tried unclipping, even with the pedal at the 6 o'clock position, it was very hard. Tension was adjusted at minimum.
Then I lubed the side sliding...
12-29-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,008
Posted By yannisg

As far a loosening screws I have always used...

As far a loosening screws I have always used Loctite 222 and never had a loosening problem or were unable to unscrew them when changing cleats.
12-29-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,008
Posted By yannisg

I have the same problem with the red cleats and...

I have the same problem with the red cleats and tension adjusted to min.
The springs are black.
This situation has not improved after 2 years of use.
As the cleat wears it becomes easier to...
12-29-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,969
Posted By yannisg

I carry 2 CO2 cartridges with the inflator. They...

I carry 2 CO2 cartridges with the inflator. They are quick, and you can get yr tire up to full pressure.
If I get a flat relatively close to home on the return I'll use the min pump and save the...
12-19-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By yannisg

Believe it or not. I clean the chain thoroughly,...

Believe it or not. I clean the chain thoroughly, and forgot to lubricate it. Once lubricated there was no more clicking.
I probably will install a right side 11sp shifter so both bikes are 11 spd....
12-19-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By yannisg

Finally, RD 5701 (short cage) is working just...

Finally, RD 5701 (short cage) is working just fine with the 11-32 SRAM cassette and elliptical rotor cranks (b screw almost all the way in). Cannot use 34 with 11 and 12 cog which I wouldn't use...
12-18-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By yannisg

It's not happening when cross-chained. I will...

It's not happening when cross-chained.
I will replace the rotor crank with a Shimano compact and see if there is an improvement
12-17-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By yannisg

Took the bike for a ride today. Shifting seemed...

Took the bike for a ride today. Shifting seemed accurate, no noise. However, when in low gears heard a clicking-rubbing sound from crank area. At home, on the stand, I could simulate the noise that...
12-15-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By yannisg

Yes, I mean the B screw I forgot its name. This...

Yes, I mean the B screw I forgot its name.
This happens with the 34 sprocket where the chain is at its slackest.
I was considering getting an 11 spd right shifter and use my Ultegra 6800 RD, but...
12-15-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,427
Posted By yannisg

I have certain uphill sections that I use to ride...

I have certain uphill sections that I use to ride standing. As I get older I cannot complete those sections anymore, but still try to do as much as I can. I used to ride standing up some short steep...
12-15-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By yannisg

Re-installed the RD 5700 with the 32 tooth...

Re-installed the RD 5700 with the 32 tooth sprocket. It seems to work ok. Except for the 11 and 12 cog with the 34 sprocket where the chain almost rubs on the upper pulley. I would not use those cogs...
12-14-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By yannisg

So the Ultegra 6800 RD will not work with my 10...

So the Ultegra 6800 RD will not work with my 10 sp shifter.
I had removed the RD 105 5701 RD which has a short cage (distance between pulley centres is 60mm) to accommodate an 11-32 cassette....
12-13-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By yannisg

Hey, good observation, you are right its not a...

Hey, good observation, you are right its not a type.
I had the RD-6800 on my 11 sp bike which I replaced with RD-7000-GS to accommodate a 34 sprocket, and I installed the RD-6800 on my 10 speed to...
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