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07-30-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By Iride01

I used Oruxmaps (https://www.oruxmaps.com/cs/en/)...

I used Oruxmaps (https://www.oruxmaps.com/cs/en/) a long time ago just for a comparison to my Edge 500 and to use when just walking. It did a lot back then circa 2012, but I haven't used it since. ...
07-29-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 283
Posted By Iride01

As always, that depends. There is no...

As always, that depends.

There is no standardized foot that the manufacturers base their lasts on. Pearl Izumi's tend to run narrow which is good for my foot. Other cycling shoes tend to run wider...
07-29-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Iride01

I'm not big on the idea of mixing two different...

I'm not big on the idea of mixing two different pads on the same brake, but I'm all for trying out different pads that are compatible with your brakes. Keep track of your mileage and other pertinent...
07-29-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By Iride01

In my state they had good intentions when they...

In my state they had good intentions when they introduced the legislation many years ago to curb phone use while driving, but after a lot of derision and bickering it go watered down to simply not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 957
Posted By Iride01

Unless my gauges are wrong, I ride 125 psi rear...

Unless my gauges are wrong, I ride 125 psi rear and 100 psi front on the MUP here. I don't get my bones shaken. However lately I've been on the roads which have a few segments of rougher road. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By Iride01

Components and wheels on a bike frame are usually...

Components and wheels on a bike frame are usually what changes up the price for a particular model, though when you get to the really expensive bikes, there may be some differences in the actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By Iride01

You picked a bad time to be looking for a bike....

You picked a bad time to be looking for a bike. Inventory will be low the remainder of the year and into the next. And that is if everything stays on track and doesn't get derailed.

However the...
07-27-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 574
Posted By Iride01

I've never felt bad about short or long rides. I...

I've never felt bad about short or long rides. I just do what I have time for. Thankfully I've been getting in 40+ mile rides every other day for the last three weeks. Though there might be a 14...
07-27-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By Iride01

I was new to disc brakes last year. It took 300...

I was new to disc brakes last year. It took 300 miles of riding before the pads wore in to provide way more than adequate stopping power. And they did sometimes sound like they were grinding.
...
07-26-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Iride01

Spoke wrenches aren't they? Look them up.

Spoke wrenches aren't they? Look them up.
07-26-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Iride01

Usually tubes will specify a range or widths they...

Usually tubes will specify a range or widths they are intended for. So that will assure you if the tube is appropriate.

Even if you have a tube that is outside that, then just try to determine...
07-26-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 990
Posted By Iride01

I really think that's what happened to me back in...

I really think that's what happened to me back in July of 2019. However I have no memory of the event and no witnesses. Just a fleeting memory of a yearling bounding off into the woods and at the...
07-26-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By Iride01

Devices use to only want to one thing at a time....

Devices use to only want to one thing at a time. Perform their intended function, charge or upload data. They didn't have the smarts to be able to handle all that at the same time. So various...
07-25-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Iride01

Unless you are wrenching on bikes for a living,...

Unless you are wrenching on bikes for a living, I'd not buy any special tools until you see that you have a need for them. Then consider how often you might need that tool again. I bought a tool to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 427
Posted By Iride01

If it is a new bike I will always encourage you...

If it is a new bike I will always encourage you to take it back to the shop you bought it. Things like adjustments on new bikes are almost always free. If it's some other reason, then they need to...
07-25-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Iride01

I use to have a lot of issues around mile 35 with...

I use to have a lot of issues around mile 35 with the forward part of my foot swelling a little and getting painful. I noticed it didn't happen when I had on the cycling socks that were tight on my...
07-25-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,234
Posted By Iride01

Atmospheric pressure isn't constant. It's always...

Atmospheric pressure isn't constant. It's always changing. A change of 1" or Hg (mercury) will equal 1000 feet of elevation. So even on a short ride, it's reasonable that the barometer might have...
07-25-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Iride01

If you have a smartphone, you already have the...

If you have a smartphone, you already have the ability to let someone know where you are located. On most phones that aren't iPhones that will be an Android phone. Most already have google maps...
07-24-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Iride01

When I had a rash of issues with tubes, I...

When I had a rash of issues with tubes, I eventually found out it was my faulty installation of them. But not till later after I'd changed brands several times.
07-24-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Iride01

Apparently things going to your album don't get...

Apparently things going to your album don't get show immediately to us in your profile either. But I did find them in the general Gallery sorting by "recents".
...
07-23-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Iride01

You may not see much of a speed increase due to...

You may not see much of a speed increase due to weight. However you will find you'll have more energy at the end of your normal routes and simply want to ride further or more often.

My new bike is...
07-23-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 357
Posted By Iride01

My saddle is fairly level. Maybe a little nose...

My saddle is fairly level. Maybe a little nose down but not much. IMO the balancing on the saddle thing to get your weight off your hands has a lot of people doing the wrong stuff and too far in...
07-23-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 357
Posted By Iride01

And you've tried saddles with various width cut...

And you've tried saddles with various width cut outs? Too wide can be as bad as too narrow for some. Experimented with saddle tilt?

The bones that you sit on are not just two knobs a set distance...
07-23-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Iride01

If you have 10 feet of spacing horizontally they...

If you have 10 feet of spacing horizontally they might be useful. However by the time a motorist at night gets close enough to you to differentiate and recognize what you are trying to tell them,...
07-23-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,295
Posted By Iride01

I heard the driver was texting or doing other...

I heard the driver was texting or doing other social media stuff on their phone. But I doubt our legislators will ever do any meaningful legislation. They too use their phones constantly while...
07-22-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By Iride01

For some very few, it might be just addiction to...

For some very few, it might be just addiction to their phones that they want them out there. Yesterday, I passed a oncoming woman running with her phone stretched out in front of her. Had to call out...
07-22-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Iride01

Saddle looks too low to me. If you raise it, you...

Saddle looks too low to me. If you raise it, you will have a lower body position on the bars but your core strength may and should take over to reduce your weight on the bars. I'll run my saddle...
07-21-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Iride01

Realize your reach will be further out on the...

Realize your reach will be further out on the drop bars. So you might need a shorter stem. Hybrids also tend to be heavy.

If that bike was made as a hybrid originally, then the geometry might...
07-21-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Iride01

If you didn't remove the cable from the pinch...

If you didn't remove the cable from the pinch bolt of the DR then it might be that the cable is being held too short by the DR. So when you shift you don't have enough movement left in the DR to let...
07-20-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Iride01

Same ole arguments. Same ole dated and never...

Same ole arguments. Same ole dated and never really correct rules of thumb and stuff from the 70's and 80's being touted as absolutes.
07-20-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 408
Posted By Iride01

I've got no help for you. Just wanted to comment...

I've got no help for you. Just wanted to comment that there seem to be a rash of stuck BB threads during the last week or so.

Wonder what's up with that? Planet's not aligned right? Moon...
07-20-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,271
Posted By Iride01

Well there is something wrong with your reasoning...

Well there is something wrong with your reasoning as the person in question is the OP.

So without ten posts, they were able to ask a question.
This was their 4th post of the day and their second...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 646
Posted By Iride01

Part of that equal and opposite reaction thing we...

Part of that equal and opposite reaction thing we were taught a long time ago.

Think about it. If your saddle were also a scale, and you were not pushing on the pedals. Then consider what would...
07-20-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 3,637
Posted By Iride01

You have to burn upwards of 3500 Calories to lose...

You have to burn upwards of 3500 Calories to lose 1 lb of fat. Of course that's only if fat is supplying all your Calories expended on the ride which typically it isn't.

Any weight loss you see...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 646
Posted By Iride01

Moving the saddle forward can also allow you to...

Moving the saddle forward can also allow you to put more power into the cranks while in a more aero positions. More power means less weight on butt and hands if your balance over the BB is correct....
07-20-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,820
Posted By Iride01

If you win you dope? Accusing one of doping...

If you win you dope? Accusing one of doping because they won is stupid.

Instead of tarnishing the reputation of someone, you should be using your mouth to chastise the UCI and WADA or whomever is...
07-20-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,271
Posted By Iride01

More effective for what? Be specific.

More effective for what? Be specific.
07-19-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 867
Posted By Iride01

Just like road bikes, there are all sorts of...

Just like road bikes, there are all sorts of cruisers and beach cruisers.

I'm pretty sure I can find a road bike I wouldn't like to ride either.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 42,937
Posted By Iride01

Probably the one that had their hands amputated...

Probably the one that had their hands amputated since they didn't get the information till 10 years later.
07-19-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 660
Posted By Iride01

I used gasoline for most all degreasing and...

I used gasoline for most all degreasing and cleaning things up until my mid 30's. Paint brush clean up too. It was cheap and readily available anywhere.

Just because I got away with it doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 646
Posted By Iride01

You might put your saddle back on the middle of...

You might put your saddle back on the middle of the rails and try that for a while. Sometimes setback and balancing in the saddle don't help what you think they'll help. To me, it's really more about...
07-19-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Iride01

Different bike different sounds to get use to. ...

Different bike different sounds to get use to.

Though I'd suspect chain slap too. Is this also when in the small tooth count cogs and/or ring? Maybe you need to shorten the chain.
07-19-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,713
Posted By Iride01

Yeah but no. After watching last night I think...

Yeah but no. After watching last night I think Cav somehow lost his lead out and never could get back on Morkov's wheel. Perhaps with him being so use to the finish line normally being 300 meters...
07-19-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Iride01

Depends on so many things. I bought my...

Depends on so many things.

I bought my current bike knowing that I wanted a lower stack to get lower with the bars after riding comfortably in a more upright position for years. So if you want to...
07-18-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,503
Posted By Iride01

Yeah we are on the uptick with more COVID cases...

Yeah we are on the uptick with more COVID cases going to the hospitals and bound for respirators. So I fully expect to be back in similar situation.

First time I did get to ride some routes that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 988
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't want to take responsibility for...

I wouldn't want to take responsibility for anyone's safety by what essentially is telling them it's safe for them to cross and they don't need to look themselves.

On the other hand, I don't mind...
07-18-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,820
Posted By Iride01

I'm not going to assume doping for any individual...

I'm not going to assume doping for any individual until it's proven by investigation and a ruling by the authorities.

That's just such a bogus thing to tarnish achievements with rumors and...
07-17-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By Iride01

1 month old bike? Did you buy it locally at a...

1 month old bike? Did you buy it locally at a LBS? They'll probably tighten it for free if no other parts were damaged or nothing else is required.

I just got my bike back from the bike shop...
07-17-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 243
Posted By Iride01

Are we talking about a Volkswagon engine or...

Are we talking about a Volkswagon engine or something? I've just never seen 8v or 10v or anything 'v' used to describe a cassette or something on a bike.

But admittedly I haven't seen everything.
07-17-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,115
Posted By Iride01

It happens. Thankfully not for quite some time....

It happens. Thankfully not for quite some time. Like flats, they tend to happen in groups of three. Then nothing for years.

So you got one more coming.
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