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06-19-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,841
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: 1,059
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: 70
Views: 1,841
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: 508
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: 206
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: 214
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: 70
Views: 1,841
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: 165
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: 529
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: 239
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: 239
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: 94
Views: 2,170
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: 458
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: 119
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: 216
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: 354
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: 150
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: 920
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: 94
Views: 2,170
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: 237
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: 237
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: 1,230
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: 7
Views: 276
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: 214
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: 699
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: 1,230
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: 529
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...
06-16-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By Iride01

I don't know if you are one of them, but I've...

I don't know if you are one of them, but I've known many that do seem to think they have to tighten everything with all their might. And that does frequently result in broken bolts or stripped...
06-16-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,754
Posted By Iride01

I don't see anything insulting. It was just a...

I don't see anything insulting. It was just a statement.

Any that are insulted or those that think it insulting need to grow up.
06-16-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Iride01

Are there threads inside the piece that is askew?...

Are there threads inside the piece that is askew? I think it's the nut your thru-axle is supposed to screw into. There appear to be bosses on the part that keep it from turning when it's in the other...
06-16-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By Iride01

I just got my first set of disc brakes when I got...

I just got my first set of disc brakes when I got my new bike a few years ago. They don't make noise or squeal. Not even in wet conditions.

I really doubt the holes are the reason for your...
06-15-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By Iride01

My bike is mostly carbon except for the...

My bike is mostly carbon except for the wheels,handle bars and stem. No big difference from steel, aluminum or others.

Only requires some knowledge of what to do and not do just like everything...
06-15-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 491
Posted By Iride01

You seem to be very judgemental. RDWHAHB!

You seem to be very judgemental. RDWHAHB!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 685
Posted By Iride01

So are you just wanting to see us argue what has...

So are you just wanting to see us argue what has been argued over and over here?

Ride whatever saddle your butt gets along with.
06-15-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By Iride01

I'm sure there are a lot of things that we...

I'm sure there are a lot of things that we wouldn't do the same.
06-15-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By Iride01

What are your expectations for them? What are you...

What are your expectations for them? What are you wanting that your current wheels don't do for you?

A good price to value ratio sounds like you just want cheap carbon wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 908
Posted By Iride01

There is a gallery here on BF. Just upload your...

There is a gallery here on BF. Just upload your pics there and tell us that they are there and someone will stick them in this thread for you.

Or just learn how to make the URL not look like a URL...
06-15-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By Iride01

I turn my lights on before I get on the bike. ...

I turn my lights on before I get on the bike. And turn them off after I get off when the ride is finished.

Though I do have a bike computer that will let me control ant+ capable lights, my...
06-15-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,754
Posted By Iride01

I don't recall the op saying that they wanted to...

I don't recall the op saying that they wanted to do fun experiments with cables.
06-15-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 491
Posted By Iride01

I don't recall any saying your bike is trash. You...

I don't recall any saying your bike is trash. You seem to be imagining that. What most are saying is that you'll quickly have more into this bike than what it's worth.

Many of us don't sugar coat...
06-15-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By Iride01

Learn to tighten things just enough and you won't...

Learn to tighten things just enough and you won't need a torque wrench. If what you tightened later loosens or slips then tighten it a little tighter next time.

Many of the torques specified are...
06-14-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 316
Posted By Iride01

You have a coach? Trust your coach. Don't...

You have a coach?

Trust your coach. Don't try to make us second guess their recommendation when they know more about you than we ever will.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 908
Posted By Iride01

Not knowing why the op flatted any tire might be...

Not knowing why the op flatted any tire might be a good choice. I use Continental GP5000's and I easily go 18 to more than 24 months between flats. And I'm still with the tubed version of them.
...
06-14-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By Iride01

Recovery doesn't mean not to ride or run. Unless...

Recovery doesn't mean not to ride or run. Unless you over extended yourself and became dehydrated or worse, then just don't go all out hard for a day or two. Moderate length rides at an easy pace and...
06-14-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 784
Posted By Iride01

Most that use mirrors are probably no issue....

Most that use mirrors are probably no issue. However it is more than a few mirror users that I come up on from behind and they do unpredictable things. Many times they slow and try to wave me past...
06-14-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Iride01

Assuming you are only talking about storage of...

Assuming you are only talking about storage of the bike.

With a strap you might can loop and fasten it over beams or other structural supports. The you won't be damaging things cosmetically as...
06-13-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 491
Posted By Iride01

On a used bike you might check if any bottle...

On a used bike you might check if any bottle bosses or other mounts on the seat tube weren't added by a previous owner and it's not just a rivnut or screw going into the seat tube and seat post.
...
06-13-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 784
Posted By Iride01

I've been riding for over forty years without a...

I've been riding for over forty years without a mirror and never had any issues.

I just don't see where what's behind you is more important than what is in front or to your left or right. If you...
06-13-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Iride01

That's not quite the bike I'd want for carrying...

That's not quite the bike I'd want for carrying 55lbs of added weight up hills. For daily riding unloaded it looks great.
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