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Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 986
Posted By Iride01

I don't recall if this has been mentioned. Are...

I don't recall if this has been mentioned. Are you spinning out on the downhill? If so and you don't need your low ratios for the climb to the top, then get a crank with bigger rings and pedal all...
01-22-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By Iride01

Where there any cautions about it in your...

Where there any cautions about it in your installation instructions? If not, don't worry.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,043
Posted By Iride01

I wonder if the people at your estate sale will...

I wonder if the people at your estate sale will find that frame with cracked welds and admire you more for sticking to your ideals. Or will they just scratch their heads and wonder why you kept it.
...
01-21-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

If your bike has a USB port built into it, I'd be...

If your bike has a USB port built into it, I'd be pretty certain it provides the voltage and current that the USB standards state. I did look up your bike just now and it is a 48 volt battery. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,043
Posted By Iride01

I'd guess that Enigma is happy that this is just...

I'd guess that Enigma is happy that this is just getting bumped in a market that is largely North America and to my knowledge not big market for Enigma.
01-21-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 643
Posted By Iride01

Not realistic? I've seen more people stung by...

Not realistic? I've seen more people stung by bees and wasps because they go crazy swatting and slapping at them and get them angry.

I'm fortunate enough not to be allergic to either. I've had a...
01-21-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

Install a 12 volt power point somewhere on your...

Install a 12 volt power point somewhere on your bike and plug your handhelds power cable into it. Are you certain it's made to use with the power cable. Many older garmins that aren't Nuvi's go into...
01-21-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Iride01

Did you stop immediately when you flatted, or did...

Did you stop immediately when you flatted, or did you ride on the rim for a while. The tear might be something you got while coasting to a stop after the flat happened.
01-21-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By Iride01

At 150 lbs you aren't going to have much problem...

At 150 lbs you aren't going to have much problem on whatever wheel you choose.

If you do your commuting at the speeds and conditions similar to what they have to ride for the Paris-Roubaix, then...
01-21-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By Iride01

Just make certain what ever she gets has the...

Just make certain what ever she gets has the gearing that will be needed to ride the terrain where it's going to be ridden. And fit's comfortably with out thinking from the get go that bars are...
01-21-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 643
Posted By Iride01

Don't worry about them so much. You leave them...

Don't worry about them so much. You leave them alone and they'll leave you alone. Bees are generally not aggressive. I've grabbed them in my hand from off my helmet, neck and shoulders and flung them...
01-20-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 637
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, but only if we can cherry pick what we...

Yeah, but only if we can cherry pick what we liked about the 19th century and don't have to endure any of the bad stuff of that time.
01-20-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By Iride01

Well that's partly the point. You aren't...

Well that's partly the point. You aren't supposed to be comfortable. You are supposed to be alert when you are in them because you are either being passed by someone or doing the passing yourself. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 986
Posted By Iride01

45 mph isn't unreasonable to me though I'm in...

45 mph isn't unreasonable to me though I'm in rare form (for me) when I get that fast on the short downhills here. We have a lot of people that show up as the KOM for various segments around here,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 986
Posted By Iride01

Really? Downhill segments are a thing? Geesh!

Really? Downhill segments are a thing? Geesh!
01-20-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By Iride01

The callouses on my hands don't crack and bleed. ...

The callouses on my hands don't crack and bleed. Never had them on my butt. But even if they are actual callouses, I'd bet something else is going on that needs someone trained in dermatological...
01-20-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 410
Posted By Iride01

It could be the bearings too tight, but still...

It could be the bearings too tight, but still that look to be a big chain ring for a children's bike. Which means it'll be harder to pedal than any children's bike with a smaller chain ring.

Is...
01-20-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 410
Posted By Iride01

Here we go... ...

Here we go...

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01-20-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Iride01

Good, then we agree!

Good, then we agree!
01-20-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By Iride01

I don't see the misconception. The OP is looking...

I don't see the misconception. The OP is looking for recommendations on multiple things. Or so I thought. One being what's a good place to track data for rides outdoors and maybe indoors.

And then...
01-20-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Iride01

Cnote1 Your turn!

Cnote1 Your turn!
01-20-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 505
Posted By Iride01

Why don't you just get any 10 speed Shimano road...

Why don't you just get any 10 speed Shimano road cassette? Or SRAM?

7800 is 10 speed isn't it?


Here is something in $$ range instead of the $$$ and $$$$ range.
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01-20-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Iride01

You don't need to get better at riding brakes. ...

You don't need to get better at riding brakes.

You don't ride them at all, you brake at a good rate and slow to below the speed you want to be at and then release them and allow the brakes to cool...
01-20-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By Iride01

I didn't listen to the video. I did move to a few...

I didn't listen to the video. I did move to a few parts to see different examples of traffic using them. If you want to indulge us with your own summarization of them then that'd be nice.

To me...
01-20-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 405
Posted By Iride01

I've wondered if that is one of the reasons I see...

I've wondered if that is one of the reasons I see so many ebike threads about short chain life or other gear train issues. Electric motors don't really care whether you are lugging off in too high a...
01-19-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By Iride01

Probably just the way I'm wired. I tend not to go...

Probably just the way I'm wired. I tend not to go for the super hyped stuff and Strava has always been that though they don't do anything better than the others. Although my son does get a badge or...
01-19-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 445
Posted By Iride01

The threading isn't really specific to bicycles....

The threading isn't really specific to bicycles. You just need to find some 9/16 x 20 taps in right and left hand threads.

If you are only doing one hole each, those are going to be some pretty...
01-19-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By Iride01

That's probably about right. And probably the...

That's probably about right. And probably the OP's wheel is older since they have a 5700 or 5600 group. But if they bought that wheel only 5 or maybe as much as 7 years ago it might be likely has a...
01-19-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By Iride01

I use RideWithGPS and have a paid subscription...

I use RideWithGPS and have a paid subscription for it. I also go to GarminConnect with a free account because there are some things that it shows that I want to know sometimes. I have a Strava free...
01-19-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Iride01

Your indexed shifters and DR will expect the cogs...

Your indexed shifters and DR will expect the cogs on the back to be spaced for 11 cogs, not 12. So your shifts will probably be lousy.

If you also plan to change out to 12 speed shifters, DR's,...
01-19-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By Iride01

While flushing would also be what I'd do. It'd...

While flushing would also be what I'd do. It'd mostly just be so I could ride sooner than later. Also the stuff is old and maybe near it's end of days.

I'd still be considering how much longer I'm...
01-19-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By Iride01

You normally loose 20 psi per week? Per tire or...

You normally loose 20 psi per week? Per tire or aggregate of all your bikes, and I hope that is more than one bikes worth of pressure loss.
01-19-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 637
Posted By Iride01

Well there is the answer! <sarcasm> We should...

Well there is the answer! <sarcasm> We should put bollards everywhere and fully separate motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
01-19-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Iride01

Yes, it was a hasty late addition to my reply. ...

Yes, it was a hasty late addition to my reply. Since I posted it before I fully thought about it I'll have to take the hit for that.
01-19-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Iride01

I guess your issue is my choice of using "wear...

I guess your issue is my choice of using "wear out". Yes, in your definition of wear out, they don't wear out per se. I guess maybe fail would have been a better choice.

So do you have an issue...
01-19-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Iride01

Of course it's moving in the tire. Though it's...

Of course it's moving in the tire. Though it's not going anywhere. There is stretching and contracting of every portion that encounters the area of the contact patch and the tire rolls along the...
01-19-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Iride01

What is your budget for a budget bike computer? ...

What is your budget for a budget bike computer?

The biggest decision I'd think is whether you want to only see your data, speed, distance, time, etc., while you are on the bike only or do you want...
01-19-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 410
Posted By Iride01

You can. You just can't do it in a post here...

You can.

You just can't do it in a post here yet. But you can put the pic on a hosting site and then in the plain text of your next message, write the URL of the sharing link to the pic....
01-19-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 803
Posted By Iride01

Are you not planning on riding it very much? ...

Are you not planning on riding it very much?

Tires wear out if you ride often. You'll have all sorts of chances to get it right. However if you are happy with the suggested size of others and...
01-18-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 808
Posted By Iride01

I'd keep thinking about the fact you stated you...

I'd keep thinking about the fact you stated you were in your best form years ago. If that's the case, then you really ought to focus on your overall riding performance and get back to being that...
01-18-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By Iride01

Unused grease.

Unused grease.
01-18-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Iride01

I'd only expect that the 24" tube will wear out...

I'd only expect that the 24" tube will wear out faster and flat quicker if punctured.

If that is unsafe to you then change it. Otherwise just wait till it gives you troubles.
01-18-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 888
Posted By Iride01

If it was stolen, I'd let the police handle it...

If it was stolen, I'd let the police handle it entirely and just find out what my homeowners insurance or any other possible insurance I have might pay on the bike and not worry about getting the...
01-18-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Iride01

If you have bike shops around you that are owner...

If you have bike shops around you that are owner operated then usually you can just go to them and they'll likely pull out their miscellaneous parts bin and find one. They might charge you a token...
01-18-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Iride01

I think there should have been a screen...

I think there should have been a screen automatically added when you you paired the PM to the Garmin. Maybe it just needs to be enabled for the particular profile you are using when you ride....
01-18-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 410
Posted By Iride01

Missed the part about being a single speed. ...

Missed the part about being a single speed.

Not sure why you feel you have to defend your suggestion. I didn't have any issue with that.

Though being a single speed bike, it will be much...
01-18-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Iride01

You probably just need to add that page to your...

You probably just need to add that page to your Garmin device. Or possibly just add those particular fields to any screen you desire to see them on.

Not sure what you are talking about for eTube....
01-18-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 410
Posted By Iride01

Is this a kids bike with or without multiple...

Is this a kids bike with or without multiple gears on the rear?

I've never looked at the actual ratios on the kids bikes, but at a glance, many kids bikes don't really have the gears for climbing...
01-18-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Iride01

There has been a 3D printed thread in the gadgets...

There has been a 3D printed thread in the gadgets and dodads forum for quite a long time.

Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets (https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/)

And it gets...
01-17-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 395
Posted By Iride01

The more a tube has to stretch to fill the inside...

The more a tube has to stretch to fill the inside of a tire, the more it'll act like a balloon being introduced to a pin when getting a puncture flat. Slow flats are a nice thing. I like them...
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