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09-28-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Iride01

What distance are we talking about. I can...

What distance are we talking about. I can probably be faster for a 10 mile ride than I can a 30 mile ride. And if this is only a 3 mile ride, then I could really impress myself.
09-28-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 238
Posted By Iride01

If you want seamless gear changes, then maybe you...

If you want seamless gear changes, then maybe you should consider an IGH hub.

Some of the shifting issues you describe are partly that maybe you are shifting when at a very very low cadence and...
09-28-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,338
Posted By Iride01

If your freehub is in any violation of noise...

If your freehub is in any violation of noise requirements and disclosures required by your government, then you should register a complaint.

However, I think what's in play here is that you, like...
09-27-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,082
Posted By Iride01

Did you go to a orthopedic surgeon to get a...

Did you go to a orthopedic surgeon to get a diagnosis about your shoulder? I'm assuming you did and that was their recommendation to just do PT. Essentially that's what mine told me. It'd been so...
09-27-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Iride01

https://imgbox.com/llb7lfc9 Are you certain...

https://imgbox.com/llb7lfc9 Are you certain that's the URL. For me it says image does not exist.

However I did use a forward slash since a backslash isn't valid in a URL.
09-27-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By Iride01

You have the right idea about it. Just don't...

You have the right idea about it. Just don't willy nilly buy one without knowing how much sticks out to the left and right side of the bike.

The letters and numbers make a difference. So find...
09-27-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 397
Posted By Iride01

I'm about 175 lbs right now. I wasn't suggesting...

I'm about 175 lbs right now. I wasn't suggesting the Tarmac for you. That was an example of how the manufacturer suggested sizes for me was 56 and 58cm based on height and whatever else Specialized...
09-27-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 238
Posted By Iride01

If you are going to ride both paved roads and...

If you are going to ride both paved roads and unpaved trails with it then you will really be limited in range of gearing. You'll either not have a low enough gear for off road. Or you'll not have a...
09-27-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Iride01

So put the photo somewhere else and just write...

So put the photo somewhere else and just write the url to link to it in the plain text of your message. Then delete the https:// and put a space before and after any . or dot.

imgur.com works well...
09-27-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,338
Posted By Iride01

Desperate? Surely this is exaggeration. It just...

Desperate? Surely this is exaggeration. It just seems you have a part that you don't like and you don't want to get one that you might like.

I too don't like the noise the rear hub on my new...
09-27-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Iride01

Only if that is wiping off the grease. Otherwise...

Only if that is wiping off the grease. Otherwise ride it until it starts to give you an issue that will probably be evidenced by excessive play in the spindle. I suppose you could make certain the...
09-27-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By Iride01

Yep, that is what you need to do. If you get the...

Yep, that is what you need to do. If you get the wrong bb and crankset combo, then you have to change either the bb or crankset to get the chainline required to your rear cogs.

You don't change...
09-27-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Iride01

What do you need out of the upgrade? Last year I...

What do you need out of the upgrade? Last year I was looking for bikes and found new bikes for not much more money than that with full Shimano 105 groups on them. Carbon bikes too if that matters to...
09-27-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 397
Posted By Iride01

Stack numbers are frame stack and that ignores...

Stack numbers are frame stack and that ignores how many spacers might be under the stem of the bikes you have tried. So you can't just go by numbers if you don't know all the other numbers to add up....
09-27-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 64
Posted By Iride01

Pic will help a lot. Put it on imgur.com or some...

Pic will help a lot. Put it on imgur.com or some other hosting site and just write the URL of the location in the plain text of your message. Remove the https:// and put a space on both sides of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 491
Posted By Iride01

I will never get as close to you as your camera...

I will never get as close to you as your camera was. So I will never know.
09-27-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By Iride01

The codes probably matter depending on what you...

The codes probably matter depending on what you want. Sheldon has a table that shows some of the differences between some spindles.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html

As for re-dishing...
09-27-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By Iride01

I'd just wipe it off as best you can and maybe...

I'd just wipe it off as best you can and maybe use a drop of some sort of oil on your rag to help discourage further rust. I wouldn't want to use an acid on it if you aren't going to take it off. ...
09-27-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Iride01

Did it just get serviced and lubed? Just wipe it...

Did it just get serviced and lubed? Just wipe it off till it stops.

My wheel hubs use to do that when I packed them slam full of grease. When I realized that they only needed a coat along the...
09-27-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Iride01

Only if it's going to bug you every day of your...

Only if it's going to bug you every day of your life hence forth.

But if the tube the decals is on isn't absolutely and perfectly symmetrical and the pin stripes applied with an equal amount of...
09-27-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By Iride01

Might help to know what about his rides he feels...

Might help to know what about his rides he feels isn't being recorded accurately.
09-27-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Iride01

Which is more important? Your brake issue or...

Which is more important? Your brake issue or rebuking someone that you feel impugned upon you wrongly?
09-27-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Iride01

That's why I don't care for the stuff and...

That's why I don't care for the stuff and wouldn't use it anywhere but where the chain might slap on the chainstay.

If that's the only place you have it, then just grab it and yank. Maybe use a...
09-27-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By Iride01

You can quickly find out if your chain is worn by...

You can quickly find out if your chain is worn by taking a scale and measuring out twelve inches from one pin and seeing how close to the twelve inch mark the closest pin is. If the pin is more than...
09-27-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By Iride01

OP's pic ...

OP's pic
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/iK_RoqMNWwlNpF_rGhIMAq4p-gVC7i9CFtN3C7UG2nurhTYTPRzI3hwUzbcRAPMuMA9mzmbuporL6BUdUHGF=w1209-h878-rw
09-26-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 423
Posted By Iride01

If you buy new from a big box store and have the...

If you buy new from a big box store and have the mechanical skills to know that everything is put together correctly and to do any needed maintenance or adjustment, then you might be good with one. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Iride01

You can always buy a good bike no matter what...

You can always buy a good bike no matter what your budget. The problem is that you or someone else will compare it to a better bike that might be outside your budget.

Those bikes look fine. Make...
09-26-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By Iride01

https://www.universalcycles.com/search.php?q=riser...

https://www.universalcycles.com/search.php?q=riser+handlebar

https://www.jensonusa.com/search?q=riser+handlebar

https://www.treefortbikes.com/search/riser%20handlebar

And many other places...
09-26-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 513
Posted By Iride01

Yes I've read how complicated it is. <grin> ...

Yes I've read how complicated it is. <grin>

My issue is my wife. She imagines it's going to fill the house with smells she doesn't want to smell while it's fermenting. I also remember my dad...
09-26-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By Iride01

Of course if the pain is constantly severe or...

Of course if the pain is constantly severe or anytime you move, then you might consider if you need to go to a doctor.

Usually though, it's likely something a lot of us our age have felt, and even...
09-26-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Iride01

If I have issues with anything that someone else...

If I have issues with anything that someone else did, I almost always go back to them and let them resolve it.

If they don't, then I'll know a little more about whether I'd ever want to use them...
09-26-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Iride01

Are you wanting to keep it original? I'd think...

Are you wanting to keep it original? I'd think you'll have better luck putting a newer BB and crankset on it. Though you'd have to figure out if the BB shell will take anything different that is...
09-26-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Iride01

Have you every had an axle break or bend on a...

Have you every had an axle break or bend on a freewheel bike you've owned?

It does happen more to a freewheel bike, but I had plenty that it was no issue on. One being a bike that I owned and rode...
09-26-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By Iride01

I use to true my own wheels, but I did it with...

I use to true my own wheels, but I did it with just a spoke wrench and loosening or tightening spokes till I had a true wheel.

However eventually I realized that some spokes on my very true wheels...
09-26-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Iride01

Just like rim brakes I've had in the past, with...

Just like rim brakes I've had in the past, with my disc brakes if they start squalling, then I just make sure they are clean with some alcohol and it goes away after a ride or two.

Usually they...
09-26-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 940
Posted By Iride01

Then how do you know that it will be an issue if...

Then how do you know that it will be an issue if you haven't ridden and flatted with them? Or is any flat not acceptable, nor is calling someone to come get you or walking it home?
09-26-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,172
Posted By Iride01

While running rules in terms of energy...

While running rules in terms of energy expenditure, I think that is when you compare mile to mile. I can do four of five times the mileage of the typical runner out for a hour or two of exercise. ...
09-26-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 940
Posted By Iride01

Do you flat so often and so badly with them that...

Do you flat so often and so badly with them that you have to change them on the roadside?

I assume you have eliminated all the issues that might be sealant related as to why they must not be...
09-25-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Iride01

Maybe just get an adjustable wrench. Then you can...

Maybe just get an adjustable wrench. Then you can do more different sizes.

Of course you'll have to decide if you need a metric or standard adjustable wrench<grin>
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Iride01

Might. But until you try you won't know. ...

Might. But until you try you won't know.

Shouldn't be fatal, but if you throw all caution to the wind until you know the answer then it might be fatal or nearly so.
09-25-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By Iride01

If the pain feels like it's deep in your bones,...

If the pain feels like it's deep in your bones, then probably just your butt needs to get use to riding again. It might get even more painful. Give it a few weeks. For times I've been off the bike...
09-24-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Iride01

I don't see anything wrong other than you just...

I don't see anything wrong other than you just need to try different pressures. Even though wider tires don't need as much PSI to support rider weight as their narrower versions, as a kid I often...
09-24-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 986
Posted By Iride01

My circa 1977 Varsity was bought new when I was...

My circa 1977 Varsity was bought new when I was 18 or so. I lived in the flatter part of the state, so I never experienced any thing negative about it's 46 pound weight. It was a very smooth riding...
09-24-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Iride01

https://soundcloud.com/steve-choi-859347784/sets/b...

https://soundcloud.com/steve-choi-859347784/sets/bike-noise

Interesting that no matter what I do the link doesn't appear in my reply in post 6

nor in this one. It's there when I edit, but gone...
09-24-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 986
Posted By Iride01

On my Schwinn Varsity, I could easily do wheelies...

On my Schwinn Varsity, I could easily do wheelies on it and ride on the rear for a long time. Even up to the day I got rid of it when about 53 yo.

I wish I'd paid more attention to what the frame...
09-24-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 513
Posted By Iride01

Sauerkraut? You make your own? I've been thinking...

Sauerkraut? You make your own? I've been thinking about fermenting some just to see. My parents always liked saurkraut but I never quite cared for it. Maybe on a Rueben sandwich. I have been making...
09-24-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Iride01

https://soundcloud.com/steve-choi-859347784/sets/b...

https://soundcloud.com/steve-choi-859347784/sets/bike-noise

OP's link

https://soundcloud.com/steve-choi-859347784/sets/bike-noise

Yeah, I hear it. Sounds like something rubbing. I once had...
09-24-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 578
Posted By Iride01

You'll have to do the searching. Otherwise I'll...

You'll have to do the searching. Otherwise I'll have another 50 or more questions that need to be answered along with the question I ask that you ignored.



If you can do with out some of the...
09-24-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't be too dead set that it's not the...

I wouldn't be too dead set that it's not the brakes. Rim brakes? I've had them make chirpy like sounds when a warped rim rubbed against one of the pads. However if that sound is still there when...
09-24-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 600
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't hesitate to spread them if there isn't...

I wouldn't hesitate to spread them if there isn't enough natural spring in them just to allow you to get your new 11 speed hub up in there. And if I messed it up trying to spread them, then I'd just...
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