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07-06-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By Iride01

Won't the "Contact Us...

Won't the "Contact Us (https://www.bikeforums.net/sendmessage.php)" link at the bottom of the page do in a pinch?

Or the "Forum Leaders (https://www.bikeforums.net/showgroups.php)" you can find in...
07-06-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Iride01

What type phones and what browser are you using? ...

What type phones and what browser are you using?

I've not had any issue with my android phones and chrome for the browser. Though I'm desperate for social interaction if I have to resort to my...
07-06-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 47
Posted By Iride01

Short answer is it's complicated. But the...

Short answer is it's complicated. But the complication is because of the simplicity with which these devices are made to keep their cost down.

These devices are pretty simple and don't have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 34
Posted By Iride01

If you didn't feel that the 50 put your handle...

If you didn't feel that the 50 put your handle bars too low for you when the saddle was at it's proper height then I'd probably recommend the smaller frame. If the proper height for your saddle put...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By Iride01

I use to use Kenda's when that was the only tire...

I use to use Kenda's when that was the only tire sold locally for a 27" wheel. They are fine for what they are and maybe better than most of us want to imagine.

Most any of the name brand tires...
07-06-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 51
Posted By Iride01

I use to be in favor of buttons. But that was...

I use to be in favor of buttons. But that was when I used my Garmin Edge 500 and it didn't have so many features as the newer devices.

Since getting my Edge 530, I'm now firmly in the touch...
07-06-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By Iride01

I can't make sense of this. Or is pedals suppose...

I can't make sense of this. Or is pedals suppose to be saddles?


Maybe they figure more of the smaller frame bikes will be bought and ridden by women. I believe that the women typically have...
07-06-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By Iride01

At 50 or less, I won't have any clue. My first...

At 50 or less, I won't have any clue. My first GPS for my bicycle, a Garmin Edge 500 still works and is a little bigger than a tomagotchie. But it cost about $300 USD when new in 2009 along with...
07-06-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Iride01

Constantly rolling terrain. 4 - 6% grades and...

Constantly rolling terrain. 4 - 6% grades and typically just 30 to 50 feet of elevation change with each climb. And for the most part fairly smooth asphalt or concrete. Though I do have to avoid...
07-06-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By Iride01

Not if cheap and has to be priced at pre turn of...

Not if cheap and has to be priced at pre turn of the century prices has to be part of the equation.

What's your realistic budget? Are you absolutely opposed to something with a GPS?

Does the...
07-06-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 290
Posted By Iride01

My thoughts initially from the title and...

My thoughts initially from the title and description in the first post seemed like this will be the friction on downtube shifters needing to be tightened. However I don't know if this is an old bike...
07-06-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Iride01

Pretty much what was said in the first reply you...

Pretty much what was said in the first reply you got. If you can swap pedals with another bike, then try that too. Though usually clicks from the pedal are felt more so than heard. And usually when...
07-06-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By Iride01

Good catch for bboy314 . If this is being...

Good catch for bboy314 .

If this is being used with a threadless stem, then I'd be more worried about safety from just the threads alone being cut into the steerer tube.

A threadless stem I...
07-06-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Iride01

A Specialized Globe Roll 2? That's only about a...

A Specialized Globe Roll 2? That's only about a 10 or 12 year old bike isn't it?

I don't think it will have come with bottle mounts or mounts for a frame pump on it. So if any such are on the seat...
07-06-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 421
Posted By Iride01

In addition to what the OP carries, less one CO2...

In addition to what the OP carries, less one CO2 cartridge, I have a pair of latex gloves and my house key. The house key is the only thing that's been used in the last 18 months or so. Not sure if...
07-05-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 122
Posted By Iride01

I eat very little when riding. I've always...

I eat very little when riding. I've always preferred to put my carbs in my bottles. Indigestion and reflux can be an issue for some when cycling. Sometimes I have taken a Pepcid or Prilosec before...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Iride01

I won't look underneath you to see what sex your...

I won't look underneath you to see what sex your saddle is. Who cares, if it fits, it fits.

When I'd bought some otherwise comfortable but a little too snug for long rides bike shoes, I use to...
07-05-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Iride01

130 mm spacing on the rear dropouts? 68mm wide...

130 mm spacing on the rear dropouts? 68mm wide BB that BSA threaded. I'd probably just get a 3x Tiagra, Sora or even a Claris crankset with their recommended BB to put on it and be done. Make sure...
07-05-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By Iride01

Not a problem. I wouldn't even chase the...

Not a problem. I wouldn't even chase the threads. All that does is remove material faster than the rust. Sure it makes them pretty and smooth, but you don't need pretty and smooth for this.

Put...
07-04-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Iride01

​​​​Well you are much better than I in the power...

​​​​Well you are much better than I in the power department. Maybe it's just your technique though and not your gearing. If you have a narrow range of cadence, then that will, IMO, be one strike...
07-04-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Iride01

People always flame me for saying this, but if...

People always flame me for saying this, but if you aren't in the best of cycling shape already, then riding more often might strengthen your legs up pretty quick and a lower gear ratio will be...
07-04-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Iride01

Make certain the valve on the wheel isn't stuck...

Make certain the valve on the wheel isn't stuck or sticking. I've got one tire that the valve sticks and if I don't burp it when I loosen it to add air, then I do get a significant amount of...
07-04-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Iride01

Forks are expensive. Frames are cheap. I'd also...

Forks are expensive. Frames are cheap. I'd also just look for another bike that is already what you want it to be.

Welcome to BF.
07-04-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By Iride01

I'm not going to guess at your question. But...

I'm not going to guess at your question. But durn, that'll suck not having the buttons on the tops of the hoods!

I suppose if you run in full synchro, you can make the left shifter control your...
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Iride01

Is your 700 not doing something you that you...

Is your 700 not doing something you that you think the 850 will?
07-04-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 302
Posted By Iride01

Weeks to improve? It takes years. Don't be in...

Weeks to improve? It takes years. Don't be in such a hurry for results.
07-04-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By Iride01

It happens sometimes. Did your device perhaps do...

It happens sometimes. Did your device perhaps do an update? Maybe just do a soft reset or just do a power cycle of your Garmin. If it is a one time thing every few months or years just put it up to...
07-04-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 568
Posted By Iride01

My fitness age is 20 too. I sure don't feel like...

My fitness age is 20 too. I sure don't feel like 20. So yeah, they need to do some work on that and come up with something that gives a better idea of how to relate what they are trying to tell us.
...
07-04-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 244
Posted By Iride01

I don't think there is a "standard". However...

I don't think there is a "standard". However since the outer diameter of the axle is somewhat controlled by the slot in the fork ends or drop outs and the skewer has to have room to be installed and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 686
Posted By Iride01

I'd think your statement here is a HTFU attitude

I'd think your statement here is a HTFU attitude
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 686
Posted By Iride01

Lighter weight going up the hill, whether the...

Lighter weight going up the hill, whether the bike or you will make it easier. Lower gearing too will make it easier as you've ask about. But that will also make your climbing speed slower unless...
07-03-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 564
Posted By Iride01

USA network seems to be carrying the TdF live...

USA network seems to be carrying the TdF live with the usual NBC announcers here in the USA broadcast market. No need for Peacock.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By Iride01

Do the chipped teeth on the ring cause any...

Do the chipped teeth on the ring cause any issues? If no issues directly caused by them then I wouldn't replace.

We might should eventually get into a discussion of how to photograph your bike!...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 686
Posted By Iride01

I moved from flat to hilly 4 - 6% grades of 40 to...

I moved from flat to hilly 4 - 6% grades of 40 to 50 feet occasional 80 feet of elevation change with each hill. For me it was getting a lighter bike that did the most good. Even 5 pounds lighter...
07-03-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By Iride01

Not every bike needs to be rescued. However...

Not every bike needs to be rescued. However steel and aluminum bikes don't need to go in the trash either. They need to go to a scrap yard so their materials get made into something else. If they...
07-02-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Iride01

Sometimes I find myself wishing I could try out...

Sometimes I find myself wishing I could try out such things. However I've never had a stuck seat post or stuck quill in my steerer tube that a rap with a hammer wouldn't cure.

Oh woe is me!
...
07-02-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 459
Posted By Iride01

Well you do what you have to do... or want to do....

Well you do what you have to do... or want to do.

Once you rid yourself that theft in your neighborhood won't be an issue, then the only other thing I imagine will be at issue is corrosion or...
07-02-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 627
Posted By Iride01

What about page 9? „ Assemble with sprocket max...

What about page 9? „ Assemble with sprocket max 28T or more
or „ For front triple, assemble with sprocket max 30T or less

or even page 10 „ For front triple, assemble with sprocket
max 32T or...
07-02-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Iride01

That's your call. I suppose if you have no idea...

That's your call. I suppose if you have no idea what too tight is then they might be useful

If you don't need the torque measuring or limiting function of the tools then you spend way less money...
07-02-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,107
Posted By Iride01

SweatVac (https://sweatvac.com/) is what I use,...

SweatVac (https://sweatvac.com/) is what I use, but a Halo, the PI skull cap, even a dew rag or anything else probably works just as well. I like the full head covering though as before I started...
07-01-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By Iride01

My Di2 bike is eleven speed and 2 years old. It...

My Di2 bike is eleven speed and 2 years old. It doesn't have a "Wart" under the stem. So also it will be true that not all 11 speed Di2 bikes have warts.

I'm only assuming "wart" means the Di2...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 738
Posted By Iride01

It's something you do have to get use too. High...

It's something you do have to get use too. High humidity and high temps do sap my energy more noticeably. But not to be left out for seriousness, being in a hot dry climate might also leave you not...
07-01-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By Iride01

I know you said latest, but which latest? The 12...

I know you said latest, but which latest? The 12 speed Di2 or the 11 speed Di2?

Just like anything else, you have to know what model and version of Di2 you are talking about. For the last few...
07-01-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Iride01

I've seen others with the same issue. It might...

I've seen others with the same issue. It might cause you to have a failure sooner than not. But the others I've seen were much worse looking and they lasted their owners many rides.

I've wondered...
07-01-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By Iride01

It's not a big deal. You can with a little effort...

It's not a big deal. You can with a little effort push the crank arms on far enough to engage the stopper plate with your own hands. At least I have been able too.

The only purpose of the fancy...
07-01-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 753
Posted By Iride01

It's the wrong color. I wouldn't even make an...

It's the wrong color. I wouldn't even make an offer for it. Besides that, I'm done with used and old bikes.
06-30-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By Iride01

It might help to know how dirty your bike gets....

It might help to know how dirty your bike gets. As well as what type of grime it is. I haven't washed a bike in many years. Not since my kids grew up and quit riding their bikes in the mud.

I...
06-30-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 469
Posted By Iride01

Though I mentioned reaming, I wouldn't ream the...

Though I mentioned reaming, I wouldn't ream the tube unless the inside surface is so bad that it makes inserting the seat post smoothly difficult. As to double or single I guess you are talking...
06-30-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 469
Posted By Iride01

Depends on a lot more stuff than what you...

Depends on a lot more stuff than what you measured with your Swiss made Vernier calipers. Actually they aren't the precise way to measure the inside diameter of any round tube needing real accuracy....
06-30-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 613
Posted By Iride01

Ultegra and DuraAce were already up there in...

Ultegra and DuraAce were already up there in price. I just see it as electronic shifting is getting less expensive, so it makes no sense to have both a cable pulled model of the same tier group along...
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