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12-02-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 187
Posted By Iride01

I'd try it out. The saddles I find comfortable...

I'd try it out. The saddles I find comfortable for long rides and riding at high effort are always minimal in their padding. And that was even when I rode with out bike shorts and no padding .

Why...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 347
Posted By Iride01

So does the data you collect for your ride and...

So does the data you collect for your ride and race metrics support the perception you have that your performance before and after the DR change is suffering now? Otherwise it just seems you are...
12-02-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Iride01

To take exception to them driving with no hands...

To take exception to them driving with no hands in a vehicle made for no hands driving seems to ignore the reality that many a teen, young adult and maybe even older adult has done similar in...
12-01-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Iride01

While others are suggesting that you are a...

While others are suggesting that you are a bearing or two short, I'm going to suggest that you might have too many bearings.

Even one bearing too many will have the bearings not able to get in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By Iride01

Well what does the tire look like when you sit on...

Well what does the tire look like when you sit on the bike? If it looks like the contact patch is about right and the sidewalls aren't bulging, then maybe that might be another indicator that your...
12-01-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Iride01

Quite a few years ago my son bought a new bike....

Quite a few years ago my son bought a new bike. He'd been riding it a while and had not taken it back for the free tune up and inspection that they told him to do. So 300 miles and a month or two...
12-01-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 634
Posted By Iride01

If you were able to do all your own work to make...

If you were able to do all your own work to make the mods, then you might come in a little less expensive than just buying a bike that is already what you want. But only if you are experienced...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By Iride01

Are you pushing the pump handle to the bottom of...

Are you pushing the pump handle to the bottom of it's stroke or just stopping when the compressed air in the pumps piston starts fighting back? I don't know about your pump, but pumps that push more...
12-01-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Iride01

When I was having auto pause issues with my...

When I was having auto pause issues with my Garmin back in 2010, I went into the setting for auto pause and changed it from "when stopped" to "when less than 3 mph" and never had an auto pause issue...
12-01-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By Iride01

I can't imagine how the average grade for...

I can't imagine how the average grade for something like a city would be useful. Nor do I know where that might be published. Averages might never be encountered.

Like others, I just suggest you...
11-30-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Iride01

Also the difference in the circumference of a 38...

Also the difference in the circumference of a 38 and 32 mm wide 700C tire is only going to be about 37 millimeters. While that seems like a lot, that's only a 1.7% that the distance will be off.
...
11-30-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,096
Posted By Iride01

Scare tactics with no basis to the reality of how...

Scare tactics with no basis to the reality of how often that has happened compared to any other crank failure?

What about these solid crank arm failures?
...
11-30-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,096
Posted By Iride01

Yes that is somewhat true. And for most "casual"...

Yes that is somewhat true. And for most "casual" DIYer's I can see where that would nix it for them. However "dedicated and determined" DIYer's even way back in the vintage days were putting cables...
11-30-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Iride01

The more upright you are the more weight on your...

The more upright you are the more weight on your butt. Those skinny saddles take a little getting use to. And that might put you feeling a little tender when you sit for several weeks as your body...
11-30-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 788
Posted By Iride01

I don't think that counter steering is something...

I don't think that counter steering is something we do consciously or unconsciously. We didn't learn it at all either. It's what the bike does naturally because of it's design as it is leaned into...
11-29-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't be signing anything until I've...

I wouldn't be signing anything until I've recovered, out of the hospital and thinking straight. Can't tell you whether to get a lawyer. However you probably should talk to one and make a decision.
...
11-29-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,096
Posted By Iride01

I ran that around in my head initially before I...

I ran that around in my head initially before I ask why not Di2, but I couldn't come up with anything as to why not. So without me having to go back figure it out for myself, can you enlighten me?
11-29-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,096
Posted By Iride01

Why do you think you couldn't put modern Dura Ace...

Why do you think you couldn't put modern Dura Ace on it? AFAIK, you can even put 12 speed Dura Ace 9200 on it if you can get it. Though I don't know if they make a cable pulled brake lever for 12...
11-29-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Iride01

That's gives a different take on the op that I...

That's gives a different take on the op that I didn't think of.

There have been times that Garmin and others I've used didn't have my size tire in the tables they give you to choose a calibration...
11-29-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By Iride01

Good luck finding some hills to make your rides...

Good luck finding some hills to make your rides interesting.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 591
Posted By Iride01

Even if it's a very relaxed fit drop bar road...

Even if it's a very relaxed fit drop bar road bike, you might feel it odd to be leaning slightly head first as you go down the road. How you'll perceive that oddness is the big question.

Some will...
11-29-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Iride01

Unless you have an overwhelming sense of...

Unless you have an overwhelming sense of sentimentality to that bike, I'd be saving for a new bike and just maintaining the current bike.

The only thing that Ultegra will get you is less weight. ...
11-29-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Iride01

Do you have the tires that were on that rim? They...

Do you have the tires that were on that rim? They should have the ISO/ETRTO number or a bastardized ISO on them. On some tires it'll be the tiniest print embossed or stamped on them. Knowing that...
11-28-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,853
Posted By Iride01

https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2020/11/14/02/17/zom...

https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2020/11/14/02/17/zombie-5740588_960_720.jpg
11-27-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By Iride01

Pro teams suffering too with slack inventory

I guess it's not odd that pro teams are having problems getting bike stuff too. Not sure whether I'm happy that we mere mortals aren't alone and they are sharing in our misery or that I'm more...
11-26-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By Iride01

If the soil on the outside is not below the slab...

If the soil on the outside is not below the slab level of the garage by a a few inches or several centimeters then moisture will probably be a problem if there aren't any waterproofing measures taken...
11-26-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Iride01

I would think it normal enough. That's about the...

I would think it normal enough. That's about the best place on a bike for the right combination of stuff to pop the paint off.

Aluminum? I wouldn't worry about it. Steel, I wouldn't worry about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,715
Posted By Iride01

If you don't have the extra spindle length...

If you don't have the extra spindle length sticking out either side of the BB then you can't add spacers. At least not if you want the crank arm's stopper plate to be properly engaged.

I thought...
11-25-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Iride01

Call Garmin Support. If you are in North...

Call Garmin Support. If you are in North America, then if the call center has long hold times the VRU will ask you if you want to leave a call back number and they will call you back in the order...
11-25-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Iride01

OP's pic: ...

OP's pic:

https://i.imgur.com/AdXTzco_d.webp?maxwidth=760&fidelity=grand
https://imgur.com/a/BD4j8to
11-24-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By Iride01

Not all MIPs is exactly the same. Other than...

Not all MIPs is exactly the same. Other than minor fit differences, I can't tell the difference between my S-works MIPs helmet I got last year or any other helmet I've had or tried on whether MIPS...
11-24-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Iride01

I'd be more worried about other things. Just like...

I'd be more worried about other things. Just like cars, I see the curb, I know it's there, but unlike cars, I know what the curb is about to do.

I see the point about square vs rounded... I think....
11-24-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Iride01

Put your pics on imgur.com or some other hosting...

Put your pics on imgur.com or some other hosting site and just write the URL of the sharing link in the plain text of your next message. Remove the https:// and put a space on either side of any dot....
11-24-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Iride01

It's also not unusual for sellers on eBay,...

It's also not unusual for sellers on eBay, craigslist and elsewhere to have no real clue whatsoever about the things they are selling.

More than one of them just get random inventory from state...
11-23-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Iride01

Not quite the same cog as yours, but this is...

Not quite the same cog as yours, but this is brand new. Doesn't look much different than yours except the finish worn off in places....
11-23-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 441
Posted By Iride01

Shimano rear DR? The most common recommended...

Shimano rear DR?

The most common recommended chain sizing by Shimano is to not thread the chain through the rear DR and put the chain in the big - big combo. Then add a link or two to get you to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,015
Posted By Iride01

Without knowing more about how you ride and what...

Without knowing more about how you ride and what terrain conditions I tend to agree with urbanknight . With a 3x front I'd want a more closely spaced rear. Only exception for that would be if I rode...
11-23-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 441
Posted By Iride01

What about 7 through 11? If you aren't getting...

What about 7 through 11? If you aren't getting smooth shifting through them all, then that would be taken as an issue by me even without the other issue going the other way.

You do need to look at...
11-23-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,537
Posted By Iride01

Yes, it definitely depends on your voice and...

Yes, it definitely depends on your voice and volume you can get out. As well as the ambient sound levels. There is a part of the MUP that parallels a very busy 4 lane HWY and sounds reflecting off...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By Iride01

I wonder why it's just new bikes? Maybe you go...

I wonder why it's just new bikes? Maybe you go to read crazy sites on the internet or take too literal their cautions. <grin>

How did your old bike fair in the winter? I expect your new bike...
11-22-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,786
Posted By Iride01

I guess I'm not as stingy as y'all. I have no...

I guess I'm not as stingy as y'all. I have no idea what the OP's income and net worth is, but does everything have to have to be balanced by dollars in and dollars out? If taxes are a concern, then...
11-22-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,786
Posted By Iride01

I'm hoping the OP gives it away. It didn't cost...

I'm hoping the OP gives it away. It didn't cost them anything. Why not pass it on and make some other's day just like winning that bike must have made the OP's day.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,767
Posted By Iride01

Use some oxyclean or other non-chlorine bleach...

Use some oxyclean or other non-chlorine bleach that has Oxy in it's name. The sodium percarbonate is also a sanitizer as well as a color safe bleaching agent.

I actually only use oxyclean when I...
11-22-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Iride01

You can tell when the season is over

I find it interesting that the conversation in this sub-forum comes to a screeching halt at the end of the season. <grin>

Cheers y'all. Looking forward to the 2022 pro cycling season to begin.
11-22-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 488
Posted By Iride01

Probably not your issue, but since you brought it...

Probably not your issue, but since you brought it up.

When you are clipped in, do you feel any twisting of your knee when you go from the bottom stroke to the top of the stroke? If so, then you...
11-22-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Iride01

Salsa says a 2011 Vaya has a English 68mm BB. ...

Salsa says a 2011 Vaya has a English 68mm BB.

https://salsacycles.com/bikes/archive/2011_vaya

I'd double check that it's not 73 mm. But it apparently it is a BSA threaded shell and that...
11-22-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,537
Posted By Iride01

I never made the connection of distance not...

I never made the connection of distance not startling the person you are passing. But with some exceptions for very noob walkers and cyclist, I think you are on to something there.

One of the...
11-22-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,786
Posted By Iride01

You might see if there are any amateur cycling...

You might see if there are any amateur cycling competition teams for very young adults and older teens and see if there are any in need of a good bike. Some youth and young adults really struggle to...
11-21-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 555
Posted By Iride01

This was actually 40 plus years ago. A lot has...

This was actually 40 plus years ago. A lot has changed since then. Back then I think they were even using a rubber hand stamp to print on the checks that cashing the check signified ones acceptance...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Iride01

I'd think it'd help make you stronger in the core...

I'd think it'd help make you stronger in the core and more limber. So even if it doesn't help you to the extent you want on the bike, it'll help you in other ways.

Staying low and aero might also...
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