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Posted By Iride01

When you get 10 post, you might post a pic of it...

When you get 10 post, you might post a pic of it and ask in the Classic & Vintage (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/) sub-forum. Otherwise you pretty much go by looks and if the components...
06-17-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By Iride01

Delete everything beyond the .pdf on the link...

Delete everything beyond the .pdf on the link above. Pages 20 and 21 are what you want.
06-16-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Iride01

What are you expecting the new wheels to do for...

What are you expecting the new wheels to do for you?

They'll change the way you perceive information about the handling of the bike. But they aren't going to make you appreciably faster nor will...
06-16-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By Iride01

Setting Smart Eat and Drink Alerts...

Setting Smart Eat and Drink Alerts (https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/GUID-D9E9CF32-5A89-4140-8B6A-0A61633E397F/EN-US/GUID-E5AEF3C5-2139-42FF-8E5E-069D09D1D80D.html)
06-16-24, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Iride01

Do these have a name and maybe a part number?...

Do these have a name and maybe a part number? Same for your shoes and pedals.

I don't care for adapters. I'll recommend that you just get some shoes and pedals that are made for the type of cleats...
06-16-24, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 416
Posted By Iride01

Turkey legs (safety levers) never stopped very...

Turkey legs (safety levers) never stopped very well compared to using the brake levers. But they always stopped me in time. Sure, there were times when I had to unclamp my butt cheeks from the...
06-16-24, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By Iride01

You might see a bigger difference between two...

You might see a bigger difference between two different tire models. Particularly between the budget tire and a high dollar tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-24, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,287
Posted By Iride01

What's the major dilemma? You either like the...

What's the major dilemma? You either like the bike you can obtain, or you don't. A bike that looks like a bike they rode in the pro grand tours still isn't a bike that was ridden in the pro grand...
06-15-24, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 488
Posted By Iride01

I did. But once you get all the human interest...

I did. But once you get all the human interest part out of the way it's the same thing that's been going on for ages. Just different people and different tools of the trade on both sides.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-24, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 926
Posted By Iride01

Well good for you. 11-21 on the rear......

Well good for you.

11-21 on the rear... ooof! That'll make one grunt quite a bit.

1995 bike? Likely has a 130mm rear spacing if they weren't too far behind the times. You could somewhat...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-24, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By Iride01

Consider if it will make you feel hotter when all...

Consider if it will make you feel hotter when all that water sitting in the sun on your back heats up. As well, do you really want to carry excess water with you whether in bottles or on your back if...
06-14-24, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By Iride01

I came to the same assumption 10 or 15 years ago...

I came to the same assumption 10 or 15 years ago when I was standing on my feet 9 to 10 hours a day and just monitoring and pushing the start button on a CNC vertical mill. I'd take five or more 20...
06-14-24, 09:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,066
Posted By Iride01

If you are only wanting to try it for a ride or...

If you are only wanting to try it for a ride or two, then just put it in the bike and use nothing if you don't want to buy the proper stuff.

If it happens to slip on you, then you know you either...
06-14-24, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Iride01

If you can't keep a nutted axle sufficiently...

If you can't keep a nutted axle sufficiently tight to hold your wheel in, then why to you expect a QR will be any different? My apologies for being so blunt. But a nutted axle is better for...
06-13-24, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Iride01

When my palms are on the top or back part of the...

When my palms are on the top or back part of the hoods, then that's usually the rear half of my palm near the wrist. And that isn't a good place to be resting all the rest of your weight by as the...
06-13-24, 01:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 802
Posted By Iride01

You might consider a new bike with as high a...

You might consider a new bike with as high a frame stack as you can get. Roubaix and Diverge from Specialized will need less spacers than your current bike. Is that the Soma Double Cross? But in the...
06-13-24, 01:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 802
Posted By Iride01

The failure mode is more sudden for carbon than...

The failure mode is more sudden for carbon than aluminum. And likewise aluminum fails more suddenly than steel. But even steel fails. Just that steel likely bends letting you know it's failing as...
06-13-24, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 304
Posted By Iride01

Has your bike shop worked with Di2 very much? And...

Has your bike shop worked with Di2 very much? And are they a Shimano Authorized reseller/dealer?

If they are a Shimano Authorized dealer, they should be able to call and talk directly to their...
06-13-24, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 304
Posted By Iride01

Is there a issue with the bikes Di2? Or are you...

Is there a issue with the bikes Di2? Or are you just wanting to be able to look at things to see what's what?

Have you read through the stuff at Better Shifting...
06-12-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,247
Posted By Iride01

You obviously can't read. I never stated there...

You obviously can't read. I never stated there isn't any reason. I just said that if everything else is correct, there isn't a need too.

The other said they couldn't see any reason to crimp...
06-12-24, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Iride01

If the bike was new and bought at a local shop,...

If the bike was new and bought at a local shop, I'd have taken it back if it was behaving as you've said from the get-go. Even after 18 months you should at least inquire at the shop and see what...
06-12-24, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Iride01

If those are the only options, then it must be...

If those are the only options, then it must be #2. <grin>

Perhaps though it's a third option yet to be figured out. For #1 to be valid, then just getting new rotors is unlikely to solve the...
06-12-24, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Iride01

Handlebar post? You mean the stem which the...

Handlebar post? You mean the stem which the handlebars are clamped in?

I'm going to assume it's a quill stem which is one piece that goes down into the steerer tube of the bike and also holds the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-24, 03:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 926
Posted By Iride01

Frame stiffness isn't really the issue for long...

Frame stiffness isn't really the issue for long rides. You can make the ride more comfortable by just the tires you put on a bike. Though Trek Emonda's and Domane's at the price point you are looking...
06-11-24, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Iride01

Tire height on a rim roughly increases by the...

Tire height on a rim roughly increases by the same as the width. However if you change models of tires, there might be even more difference that is caused by the tread thickness. But comparing the...
06-10-24, 12:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,247
Posted By Iride01

If the cable housings are routed correctly and...

If the cable housings are routed correctly and your cables attached and adjusted properly, you don't need to crimp them.

I question that some of the other responses aren't thinking you meant the...
06-10-24, 11:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,271
Posted By Iride01

I very much regret having waited 41 years to ever...

I very much regret having waited 41 years to ever buy a new bike. I had many used bikes during that time, but virtually all were bikes from the late 70's. My new 2020 Tarmac is the most fun bike...
06-07-24, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,574
Posted By Iride01

When overtaken with the fear of not stopping soon...

When overtaken with the fear of not stopping soon enough before running out in front of a car or something else there'll be a quite a bit of extra strength found in those hands and fingers to stop...
06-07-24, 09:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,574
Posted By Iride01

I'd think the proper age to transition to a drop...

I'd think the proper age to transition to a drop bar will be when the person that will be riding the bike wants one. It's sort of just a improved flat bar with more hand positions.
06-06-24, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Iride01

Two screws? Are you talking about the screws for...

Two screws? Are you talking about the screws for the spd cleat or the cleat cover if you don't use cleats? Did you put the screws in without the cleat or cleat cover and now they are too long and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-24, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Iride01

If you see frequent enough use by other cyclist...

If you see frequent enough use by other cyclist on that road, then you might be needlessly worried. Might be you need to worry about the time of day for that road. There are times some of my routes...
06-06-24, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,155
Posted By Iride01

If you are using a old worn out pair of scissors,...

If you are using a old worn out pair of scissors, then I might can see you taking a long time and having trouble cutting through them. Even if they aren't dull scissors, the pivot bolt needs to be...
06-03-24, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By Iride01

But the OP appears to have a Claris road crank....

But the OP appears to have a Claris road crank. If thew BB shell is 73mm on that Brompton, then the OP has the wrong crank.

In a quick look at the pictures of new Brompton folding bikes, I didn't...
06-03-24, 04:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,650
Posted By Iride01

Did you recently start back riding again after a...

Did you recently start back riding again after a long layoff? Your butt just needs to get use to it again. You can swap saddles if you like, but when your butt gets use to it and if you are riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-24, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 877
Posted By Iride01

The faster your cadence the less if any you have...

The faster your cadence the less if any you have to let up on the power output when shifting. If you can crank out 80 rpm or better standing, then you might not have to let up much at all on the...
05-31-24, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,176
Posted By Iride01

For many brands of bike, they make the same frame...

For many brands of bike, they make the same frame model with all different components on them to be able to price different versions of them at different levels from entry to best of the best.

So...
05-31-24, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Iride01

You should go to the Shimano Technical Documents...

You should go to the Shimano Technical Documents (https://si.shimano.com/) site and search on that part number. Then you'll find documents, the DM's...
05-31-24, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By Iride01

In your thread title you say "rear derailleur...

In your thread title you say "rear derailleur racing" what do you mean by that?

And does this seem to happen in all rear cogs or just a few? And it's only when in the small ring?
05-30-24, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,545
Posted By Iride01

I'm not keeping the bike for a museum piece. So...

I'm not keeping the bike for a museum piece. So scratches, dings, nicks and other stuff are all history to evidence what I've been through on the bike and add character to it. Sometimes they are...
05-30-24, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By Iride01

Did you check the chain length to the old chain? ...

Did you check the chain length to the old chain? I wouldn't completely trust a formula. I've never used them though. It's just too easy to find in the big/big combo without it being run through...
05-30-24, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By Iride01

To convince everyone that you adjusted the...

To convince everyone that you adjusted the headset correctly, you'll need to make another video that shows the fork crown where it goes into the head tube and both upper and lower portion of the...
05-30-24, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By Iride01

What bike do you have this in? What model crank...

What bike do you have this in? What model crank is this?

I'm not sure removing the 2mm spacer will give you enough.

Do you see that stopper plate sticking out from between the gap where the...
05-29-24, 12:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,808
Posted By Iride01

There is almost always debate going on among the...

There is almost always debate going on among the experts. It's when there isn't any debate by the experts that we have to fear something has been overlooked.
05-29-24, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,156
Posted By Iride01

I'd think that getting the bike and getting some...

I'd think that getting the bike and getting some experience riding it will tell you more about what you need to get to better it, than just guessing or asking others to guess what is best for you.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-24, 10:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,385
Posted By Iride01

I'm not sure why a e-bike needs a different...

I'm not sure why a e-bike needs a different helmet for >30mph. Wouldn't that mean those of us on regular bikes going faster than 30mph need a different helmet?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-24, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By Iride01

I can't believe any will hear the noise from air...

I can't believe any will hear the noise from air traveling through the holes in the helmet if they haven't first taken care of the noise of the wind traveling past their ears.
05-28-24, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By Iride01

In great BF fashion everyone is hung up on...

In great BF fashion everyone is hung up on something that isn't useful for the OP at all.
05-24-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 879
Posted By Iride01

If you look at the cross section of the rim on...

If you look at the cross section of the rim on the website you'll notice that the bottom of the bead seat angles as it goes toward the inside of the rim. So that lis making for a slightly larger...
05-23-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 899
Posted By Iride01

None that wouldn't put you in the dog house for...

None that wouldn't put you in the dog house for quite awhile. I tried everything to get my wife to ride with me and have been in the dog house many a time for it.

I finally realized that no matter...
05-23-24, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By Iride01

The OP has a bike from his/her teen years and...

The OP has a bike from his/her teen years and wants to know if it's too small. It's thought by them to be a letter size, either X or XS.

My suggestion to the OP was that if nothing bothered them...
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