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10-04-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 172
Posted By Iride01

I have people stopping for me too. I just sit...

I have people stopping for me too. I just sit there until they get tired and drive on. Crossing your arms, taking a drink of your bottle sometimes gets them on their way.

It is annoying that many...
10-04-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,211
Posted By Iride01

So what are you saying.... all of us that eat...

So what are you saying.... all of us that eat carb's are overweight and obese? And that the only way to easily lose weight is to stop eating carbs?

I think if you look at all the overweight...
10-04-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 372
Posted By Iride01

So perhaps your 2022 bike is not the same tier...

So perhaps your 2022 bike is not the same tier model as the bike you bought in 2016. Bike manufactures that I'm accustomed with usually make quite a few different offerings of the same frame with...
10-04-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Iride01

Sliding the saddle all the way back is probably...

Sliding the saddle all the way back is probably more about how you sit... likely very upright. And how your body wants to balance over the BB due to other aspects of how the bike fits you.

Though...
10-04-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 372
Posted By Iride01

60 - 80% would actually be a decrease! A...

60 - 80% would actually be a decrease!

A 2022 S-works Tarmac is about $14,250 USD a 2009 S-works Tarmac was about a $10,500 USD bike. Adjusting for inflation on this site would also show that...
10-04-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 420
Posted By Iride01

Most anything. I ride solo a lot. So anything...

Most anything. I ride solo a lot. So anything they say, I probably won't hear enough of to understand as we pass each other.

Short things like "hello" and other one or two word greetings I might...
10-04-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By Iride01

I don't have issues with my bike. I ride a 2020...

I don't have issues with my bike. I ride a 2020 Specialized Tarmac.

Welcome to BF!

Apologies for the taunting, but to keep us from just rehashing all the many things that aren't the cause of...
10-04-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Iride01

Can't find your bike. Hmm, are there other things...

Can't find your bike. Hmm, are there other things that you find yourself forgetting. Or perhaps wondering what you came to a cabinet to get? Or are there strange people telling you that they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Iride01

You might get on Google Earth and "drive" it from...

You might get on Google Earth and "drive" it from the street view to see what the road conditions look like. Realizing of course that the imagery is old in some or many places and won't reflect...
10-03-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 372
Posted By Iride01

My other 2¢ here... 10 years is a long time for...

My other 2¢ here... 10 years is a long time for a bike. Certainly we'll see many more new advancements in tech. At least I hope so. And I hope in ten years to be ready to get rid of whatever the...
10-03-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 372
Posted By Iride01

I haven't had to do any maintenance to my Di2...

I haven't had to do any maintenance to my Di2 since the bike was new over 2 years ago. For a cable pulled system I had previously I will have had to adjust it once maybe even twice a year. Maybe...
10-03-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Iride01

Just check the "remember me" check box and you...

Just check the "remember me" check box and you won't have to worry about it again. It's just a forum. Not someplace that you have big security concerns. Unless you used the same PW as you do for your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 265
Posted By Iride01

All your previous failures were in the same area...

All your previous failures were in the same area around the valve stem boot?

Are you certain the air chuck on your pump isn't pulling on the stem too much when you take it off? I let mine get so...
10-03-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By Iride01

My son has a Bontrager Duo Trap that he uses with...

My son has a Bontrager Duo Trap that he uses with a Edge 1030 Plus and several other Garmin devices before the 1030+. He's never had an issue. I don't know if there is any info you can glean from the...
10-03-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Iride01

My test for cuts is to look at them after they...

My test for cuts is to look at them after they are repaired and inflated to riding pressure. I won't use them if the cut area is pooched out like grandma's lips wanting a smooch from us when we...
10-02-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 262
Posted By Iride01

Not only checked on the rim, but read a book or...

Not only checked on the rim, but read a book or some articles about building wheels for bicycles and truing them.

Spokes aren't just a remove and replace operation if you want it done correctly.
10-02-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Iride01

You realize that first generation of 105 was...

You realize that first generation of 105 was 1982. The second generation came out in 1986. The crank arm and spider is somewhat different in shape.
10-02-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 659
Posted By Iride01

Common household bleach, otherwise known by the...

Common household bleach, otherwise known by the brand name of Clorox is good for both a disinfectant and sanitizer. And it's EPA approved and at the proper dilution levels it even tells you on the...
10-02-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Iride01

The Colnago is a more relaxed fit. The Trek is...

The Colnago is a more relaxed fit. The Trek is considered a more aggressive fit that I will prefer better.

Either are great bikes. But you need to decide whether you prefer a lot of drop from...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,080
Posted By Iride01

We must be someone else. I'd push them...

We must be someone else.

I'd push them further away from you on to the curved part of the bar until the body of the STI is almost but not quite horizontal. And don't just accept that the current...
10-02-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Iride01

Noises are quite often hard to locate. Noises...

Noises are quite often hard to locate. Noises that sound like they come from the BB usually aren't from the BB. Until you can pinpoint something going bad and actually interfering with your cycling,...
10-02-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 262
Posted By Iride01

If the rim is still useable and spokes and other...

If the rim is still useable and spokes and other parts aren't needed, then it might only cost a little bit to have a shop true it up for you. If this is a front wheel, I'd want to know that it is...
10-02-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 659
Posted By Iride01

Soak for a time in water and Clorox bleach. Or...

Soak for a time in water and Clorox bleach. Or soak in hydrogen peroxide. Or soak in some water and Oxyclean.

Hydrogen Peroxide probably works the best. But bleach is cheaper and always on hand...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,080
Posted By Iride01

Hybrids still have pretty much the same seat tube...

Hybrids still have pretty much the same seat tube angle that road bikes have. So the only benefit they might give is a higher frame stack. Nothing there that will change your position over the BB...
10-01-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 518
Posted By Iride01

I totally agree. However I was trying to give the...

I totally agree. However I was trying to give the OP a method to make their desires come to fruition.

But obviously they don't want to make even the "little effort" they perceive it to be! <grin>
10-01-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 518
Posted By Iride01

I suppose you didn't read any of my previous...

I suppose you didn't read any of my previous posts in this thread or perhaps you just misunderstood who was the subject I was speaking to because of the nesting of your post with their response.

I...
10-01-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Iride01

Weight on a bike can change up what it is when...

Weight on a bike can change up what it is when un-weighted. Maybe the wheels need to have their spokes looked at by a wheel person.

If this is a new bike, absolutely take it to where you bought it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,080
Posted By Iride01

If you don't have good core strength about your...

If you don't have good core strength about your waist, then this is really a pipe dream IMO. I can't really do that comfortably on my bike. Not certain I've even tried. But for certain when I've...
10-01-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Iride01

Might just be site issues. Seems like they've...

Might just be site issues. Seems like they've been fighting with some other stuff here too lately. However there is a Forum Suggestions & User Assistance...
10-01-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 518
Posted By Iride01

Haters are going to hate, complainers are no...

Haters are going to hate, complainers are no different. If we all catered to them, we might not be legally allowed to have & use a bicycle.[/QUOTE]

Certainly no hate in that reply you quoted and I...
10-01-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 500
Posted By Iride01

It think you probably hit something that cut it. ...

It think you probably hit something that cut it. I'd expect a failure due to a flaw or even something like a way overinflated tire to be more of a tear in the outer layer of rubber.
10-01-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 375
Posted By Iride01

It's noisy when you go over bumps? Did you also...

It's noisy when you go over bumps? Did you also put a new chain on it and now it might be too long and slapping the chain stay when you hit bumps?
10-01-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By Iride01

I think that is a Shimano free hub. If you are...

I think that is a Shimano free hub. If you are having trouble disassembling it, then take it to a bike shop and let them deal with it. Definitely see if they'll let you watch and explain what they...
10-01-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 991
Posted By Iride01

If you look in the geometry specs for a bike,...

If you look in the geometry specs for a bike, frame stack, IMO will be your best single measurement to give you a clue about how aggressive a fit a bike might give a cyclist. However it's not...
10-01-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 991
Posted By Iride01

I see. So when this distance increases does it...

I see. So when this distance increases does it mean a more aggressive riding position?[/QUOTE]

No. Absolutely not. Don't make such assumptions about riding position based on just one particular...
09-30-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Iride01

Personally overall diet plans aren't what I like...

Personally overall diet plans aren't what I like to discuss here. I'm of the opinion that what ever works for you is okay. If you wish to lose weight and you are losing weight, then the diet must be...
09-30-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,918
Posted By Iride01

I do blow snot rockets when needed. I'm usually...

I do blow snot rockets when needed. I'm usually aware of my surroundings and if someone is behind me. For some reason I know those things without having to look. Maybe my hearing at those...
09-30-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Iride01

I'm not sure what you are wanting to know either....

I'm not sure what you are wanting to know either. You seem to have described a plan of action.

If you are wanting to get better at riding, then you need to ride further more often than it sounds...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 770
Posted By Iride01

If for any reason you are going to stop, then...

If for any reason you are going to stop, then don't stop in front of everyone. Work your way over to one side or the other and then let everyone know you are stopping both verbally and with hand...
09-30-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 518
Posted By Iride01

If you already have the stuff and they...

If you already have the stuff and they communicate over ant+ then just see if you can pair them. If the device can handle that type of ant+ sensor then it'll pair. If not it won't pair.

If you...
09-29-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,918
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, but that's par for the course. I'd stare...

Yeah, but that's par for the course. I'd stare too and make some slightly snarky quick quip if I was the receiver of such or even a snot rocket, which I have been hit by... from a woman.

But to...
09-29-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,918
Posted By Iride01

Heck I coughed while on a group ride earlier this...

Heck I coughed while on a group ride earlier this year after a sip on my bottle went down wrong. Spewed sugary water all over the people behind me. Mostly on my son that was following close on my...
09-29-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 419
Posted By Iride01

Consider where you are going to be riding it. If...

Consider where you are going to be riding it. If it's going to be ridden off the paved roads and well packed gravel where you might struggle to steer, then you might go for a wide flat bar. Though...
09-29-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 518
Posted By Iride01

It'd be a pain to keep up to date. But hey, if...

It'd be a pain to keep up to date. But hey, if you are volunteering!
09-29-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By Iride01

A lot of my less expensive bikes had what to me...

A lot of my less expensive bikes had what to me was an impressive amount of wobble in the freewheels. I don't think I ever had any issues as a result. I'd think it much the same for your free hub and...
09-29-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By Iride01

Is this a bike path that is just open or...

Is this a bike path that is just open or undeveloped areas on both sides? Our city pulls a big blower fan behind a mule (the four wheeled kind, not four legged) and blows off the gravel, leaves,...
09-29-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By Iride01

Those lights you see may not be as bright as you...

Those lights you see may not be as bright as you think. They probably just have a proper lens to focus the flash as it need to be. So don't worry so much about lumens.

Just get something that...
09-29-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Iride01

I think this thread should serve as an example of...

I think this thread should serve as an example of jumping to conclusions and wanting to jump on the statins are bad bandwagon.

I went out and rode 42 miles yesterday and had no issues with how my...
09-29-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Iride01

Does your tire look something like the tire in...

Does your tire look something like the tire in this other post in Road Cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By Iride01

Look like blisters in the outer layer that maybe...

Look like blisters in the outer layer that maybe was vulcanized over a bad layer that's letting stuff through. Might be filled with sealant or just air.

I wonder if this persons issue is...
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