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09-28-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 207
Posted By Iride01

While you say you were solo most of the time,...

While you say you were solo most of the time, don't underestimate how much the little time you spent near other riders helped your time/speed. Even other riders and other vehicles passing on the road...
09-28-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By Iride01

When you pass me or I pass you on the road, your...

When you pass me or I pass you on the road, your bars aren't going to be what I notice!

What's the rest of the bike look like?
09-28-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By Iride01

Pretty frame. I think it'd look great with a more...

Pretty frame. I think it'd look great with a more modern 11 groupset on it with STI's instead of those downtube shifters. And some short reach shallow drop bars will make it look even more sexy too....
09-28-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 186
Posted By Iride01

Only two percent? I figured it'd be higher....

Only two percent? I figured it'd be higher. Perhaps cycling is healthier. I'd be certain that drivers have more drugs in their system. Some of my friends that don't ride bikes have a small pharmacy...
09-28-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By Iride01

So try making post 11 and see what happens. ...

So try making post 11 and see what happens.

Though depending on when you hit post 10, it might still be an issue. I've always thought that it was 10 posts and a day. Whether that's a 24hour...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 431
Posted By Iride01

You are realizing now how aggressive it's fit is....

You are realizing now how aggressive it's fit is. Don't dork it up by putting weirdly angled stems and steerer tube extenders on it. You might could get some riser drop bars and get another inch or...
09-27-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Iride01

Some things like YouTube vid's and such will come...

Some things like YouTube vid's and such will come in as the actual video or picture instead of just the link you may have copied and pasted or drug over to the editor window.

In such cases, just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 431
Posted By Iride01

Caad 9 is a pretty aggressive bike geometry. More...

Caad 9 is a pretty aggressive bike geometry. More so than even my 2020 Tarmac. Though you've added a lot of spacers, your position is still probably more aggressive than what something like a...
09-27-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Iride01

Are you struggling to pedal as you go up the...

Are you struggling to pedal as you go up the hill? Using all your leg muscle to try and climb at low rpm will usually put more strain on the chain and drive train causing it to make clicks, popping...
09-27-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Iride01

Maybe not the statin. Or at least my body is...

Maybe not the statin. Or at least my body is getting use to it if it was from starting the statin.

On my ride yesterday I felt more normal. Still can't quite attack climbs for as long and hard as...
09-27-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By Iride01

The OP didn't say that they had both feet firmly...

The OP didn't say that they had both feet firmly planted on the ground. It might be that they just have the very tips of the toe of their shoes touching the ground.

If the OP is on a bike that has...
09-27-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 553
Posted By Iride01

Downtube shifters! I shudder at the thought! ...

Downtube shifters! I shudder at the thought!

I bought my '91 Paramount as a frameset only about 2016 and put a full Shimano 105 5800 11 speed groupset on it. My first experience with STI's on the...
09-27-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 553
Posted By Iride01

You don't need to ride no handed to drink from...

You don't need to ride no handed to drink from your bottles. But it might take a little effort on your part to get use to getting them out and putting them back in the bottle cage while riding. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 851
Posted By Iride01

Persistence can pay off. Whether it was or...

Persistence can pay off.

Whether it was or wasn't Specialized's fault I don't think any will argue that it's nice the bike shop stood by you and worked to get the issue taken care of.
09-26-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

I've never been able to fully control when weight...

I've never been able to fully control when weight comes off of me or not. Usually it's when I least expect it too.
09-26-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By Iride01

If the bike isn't for show or about to be an art...

If the bike isn't for show or about to be an art exhibit, just don't worry about it. Or buy new if it bothers you that much.
09-26-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 553
Posted By Iride01

Nope. I just liked the looks of them with their...

Nope. I just liked the looks of them with their skinny tubes. Although the Paramount I think was a OS version or something they were experimenting with slightly different tube sizes. I'm out of...
09-26-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,900
Posted By Iride01

Seems like you are saying pretty much what I just...

Seems like you are saying pretty much what I just said.

Though I'll still maintain that the body is always using fat for part of it's energy. Depending on ones level of exertion energy from fat...
09-26-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 553
Posted By Iride01

Everyone probably uses those terms slightly...

Everyone probably uses those terms slightly different and depending on whether it was a good sensation or not to them. What many call twitchy is just a change in the responsiveness from the deader...
09-26-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,197
Posted By Iride01

Well likely you could have signed up for the ride...

Well likely you could have signed up for the ride sooner and got a lower registration fee! <grin>

But since it's a charity ride, maybe they'll make good use of anything over whatever their costs...
09-25-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Iride01

What exactly doesn't go smoothly when she shifts...

What exactly doesn't go smoothly when she shifts the front? If she doesn't understand that at the same time the front is shifted that the rear must be shifted two or three cogs to get the correct...
09-25-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,132
Posted By Iride01

If you look at that scooter from the side profile...

If you look at that scooter from the side profile you'll see that it's stem angles back putting the handlebars in a position where the rider has to put more weight on the rear. The little kick...
09-25-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 400
Posted By Iride01

Notice how you didn't have any issue getting the...

Notice how you didn't have any issue getting the bead of the tire of the other side on the rim. That is because there wasn't anything competing with it for the smallest diameter of the rim which is...
09-24-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By Iride01

If you don't have the old one to compare with and...

If you don't have the old one to compare with and it looks like the ring is closer to one ring than the other, then possibly you put it with the wrong side out. You did put it on the opposite side of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 879
Posted By Iride01

It's their instinct to dart back and forth hoping...

It's their instinct to dart back and forth hoping that gives them a chance to escape. They just don't realize that you aren't a predator that is after them.

I had and still have the same issues...
09-24-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 565
Posted By Iride01

Well even with out the cassette change on the...

Well even with out the cassette change on the rear, you'll see a somewhat decent amount of ease climbing in the 34F/26R combo.

One of the things I'd suspect about the Chorus 12 crank is that it's...
09-24-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By Iride01

If you didn't replace the chain you might also...

If you didn't replace the chain you might also try doing so. Or at least check if the chain has any measurable wear. If it does, then that also might contribute to it not meshing immediately as the...
09-24-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Iride01

Carbonfiberboy Those helped some for getting me...

Carbonfiberboy Those helped some for getting me on the track of what to look for to read up on. Prior to this I was just seeing stuff only talking about the increased serum glucose and Type II...
09-24-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 565
Posted By Iride01

Swapping the crank probably won't be an issue....

Swapping the crank probably won't be an issue. However you might need to check to see if your current DR will handle those bigger tooth cogs on the rear. I haven't had Campy stuff since my '79...
09-24-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,132
Posted By Iride01

Only 15 mph on a bike.... as a pre-teen or teen....

Only 15 mph on a bike.... as a pre-teen or teen. If that was the extent of your experience during those years, then perhaps you led a sheltered life too! <grin>
09-23-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 251
Posted By Iride01

Just glancing quickly at the links, but for the...

Just glancing quickly at the links, but for the EVO links, I see no specs. So what's the OLD (drop out spacing or Over Locknut Dimension) of that hub and is it even a 700C (622mm BSD) rim. As well it...
09-23-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Posted By Iride01

You might consider getting rid of both... or just...

You might consider getting rid of both... or just hanging them on the wall for artwork. And instead just get a new bike.

I do endorse the suggestion to keep the one that will be your first choice...
09-23-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Iride01

Statins Effect on Glycogen

After several years of having a LDL higher than what my Doctor desires, I've relented and started on the statin, Pravastatin, a little over a week ago... 4 rides ago.

Right off the bat I notice...
09-23-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Iride01

RT-MT800 is a Deore series rotor for mountain...

RT-MT800 is a Deore series rotor for mountain bikes. Not Ultegra. Did you mix up the number? Or is RT-MT800 what you are actually asking about?

Here is the current compatibility chart from...
09-23-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,132
Posted By Iride01

Were you never a kid? Or did you lead a very...

Were you never a kid? Or did you lead a very sheltered and safe life? Safety awareness many times seems to be something one gains as one ages and survives the stupid things done previously.

My...
09-23-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Iride01

That might not work if the new email address has...

That might not work if the new email address has to be validated. But might be worth a try.

Many forums don't really have a way to remove a member name from the forum as that goes somewhat with...
09-23-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Iride01

Well I do notice, when in the Gallery, that when...

Well I do notice, when in the Gallery, that when I open up the "inspect" feature of Chrome, that there is a caution about a deprecated procedure being used and a few errors (2 - 5 usually per page)...
09-23-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,758
Posted By Iride01

Well that at least is a valid consideration I've...

Well that at least is a valid consideration I've not heard before. But I'd wonder if it's happened due to cycling and if there is any reporting statistics on that.

Also realize that the ICD I had...
09-23-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Iride01

Garbage feeling in all of you or just in your...

Garbage feeling in all of you or just in your legs? Regardless of whether after a rest day or not, quite often my legs don't feel good on any ride during the first 60 minutes of riding. However my...
09-23-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 841
Posted By Iride01

Because your cycling only works your joints and a...

Because your cycling only works your joints and a certain set of muscles to a very particular and repetitive range of motion and limit.

PT will probably involve doing stuff that you can't do on...
09-23-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 190
Posted By Iride01

Being that you changed out the freewheel, do you...

Being that you changed out the freewheel, do you know if this freewheel is intended to be used with e-bikes?

Even if it is, I see a lot of issues people are having with e-bikes that to me seems...
09-23-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By Iride01

This makes me think you are using a frame pump...

This makes me think you are using a frame pump instead of a floor pump.

If so, then I'm imagining that since the frame pump attaches directly to the valve body you are simply rocking the stem back...
09-23-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,132
Posted By Iride01

Apparently y'all out there have a law defining...

Apparently y'all out there have a law defining what a scooter can do. But if it goes over 15 mph, is it any longer a scooter? Might it then come under other regulations more typical for motorcycles...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 476
Posted By Iride01

If that pic is with the tire inflated to it's...

If that pic is with the tire inflated to it's normal riding pressure, then I wouldn't be concerned with safety any more than if it were a new tire. With the tubed tires I use, I will only worry if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 476
Posted By Iride01

Somehow I can't see that there would be any vast...

Somehow I can't see that there would be any vast amount of difference for cost of manufacture. Certainly not enough for us to realize it in our wallets. And besides, many manufacturers don't price...
09-22-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 440
Posted By Iride01

When you are on the bike, most of us aren't going...

When you are on the bike, most of us aren't going to even be able to tell if you have any shorts or bibs on at all. Just keep your jersey pulled down so we don't see your crack as we come up on your...
09-22-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,175
Posted By Iride01

However the person resurrecting this thread is in...

However the person resurrecting this thread is in fact the OP and that was one of the acceptable conditions on Zombie revival that was proposed.
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09-22-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,900
Posted By Iride01

Your body never had to get use to using fat as a...

Your body never had to get use to using fat as a fuel source. It always has used fat for fuel. At best you are just conditioning your body to convert fat to energy at a faster rate.
09-22-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 352
Posted By Iride01

Sad that people object to reflectors so much. ...

Sad that people object to reflectors so much. They really do seem to be some of the first things I notice bringing my attention to a bicycle and cyclist when I'm driving at night. And when those...
09-21-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Iride01

Handling and anything most people call "twitchy"...

Handling and anything most people call "twitchy" are usually something you can easily get use to and it'll no longer seem twitchy. Between a 54 and a 56 probably not much difference at all for...
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