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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Iride01

Ride often each week and ride some long trips of...

Ride often each week and ride some long trips of 3 to 4 hours regularly. Don't try to ride with professional cyclists. It'll just make you feel puny.

When you wear that bike out or figure out what...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 375
Posted By Iride01

Since you mention you ride in groups too, then...

Since you mention you ride in groups too, then I'd be on the opposite side of very stable.

I'd want something that is responsive and let me quickly dodge any hazards that those in front of me...
05-18-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 316
Posted By Iride01

Still this wouldn't be the camera for you then. ...

Still this wouldn't be the camera for you then. Unless the crazy things you see are behind you. Then I'd have to ask why you are looking behind so much to even see those crazy things.

:thumb:
05-18-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Iride01

Shimano still makes 8 speed shifters. Take a look...

Shimano still makes 8 speed shifters. Take a look at them. I may be wrong, but I don't think there were any changes to pull ratios and such between then and now for 8 speed stuff. Here are some part...
05-18-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,118
Posted By Iride01

One of the reasons FedEx probably said they won't...

One of the reasons FedEx probably said they won't handle it through the phone is because they don't handle anything by phone anymore except for automated replies through an IVR. Even their chat...
05-18-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By Iride01

I think you are saying that in fun. However...

I think you are saying that in fun.

However here is my bias for the recommendation.

Almost 20 years ago, after having complained 3 or 4 years to my other doctors of neuropathy in my foot and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 203
Posted By Iride01

My apologies for only giving opinion and no help...

My apologies for only giving opinion and no help for your question, but I personally would not use clipless or toe clip pedals for city riding.

Assuming city riding will include frequent stops,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 991
Posted By Iride01

If the OP is not entering the segment at the same...

If the OP is not entering the segment at the same speed as the riders in the other examples provided, then the power values for the segment will be different even if rider weight and all else is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,293
Posted By Iride01

Well if you want video for just incident...

Well if you want video for just incident protection and radar and a rear light on your bike, you could get the Cycliq gen 3 plus the Varia RVR315 and slide in about $20 - $30 less than the current...
05-18-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 316
Posted By Iride01

Not that hard to swallow. Have you looked at the...

Not that hard to swallow. Have you looked at the price of a GoPro action camera and the size of a GoPro? Though the GoPro provides way way more usefulness for other stuff besides making a record of...
05-18-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Iride01

I was going to show you a video on youtube, but...

I was going to show you a video on youtube, but the idiot simply tightens the crank arm pinch bolts one at a time instead of both at the same time or just turning them each a fraction of a turn until...
05-18-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By Iride01

Have you also changed out the chain ring size on...

Have you also changed out the chain ring size on the front and gone smaller? Have you done things you haven't told us?

What's the history of the bike? One owner since new or is this a used bike...
05-18-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By Iride01

Most of the deaths in automobiles are from head...

Most of the deaths in automobiles are from head trauma. Maybe people in cars should wear helmets too.

Despite any of that, I'm glad I had on a helmet when I had my first ever really bad crash in...
05-18-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,118
Posted By Iride01

Might be what I've been saying for a long time....

Might be what I've been saying for a long time. When you buy something from overseas vendors, you are the importer of record for that product. So if US Customs determines there is a fee, tariff or...
05-18-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, but you didn't wait for my revision to...

Yeah, but you didn't wait for my revision to clarify exactly what I was referring too. I do see how you saw it that way.

You have to realize that different models of disc brake also have different...
05-18-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 663
Posted By Iride01

OP claims to be riding at 15 mph. So aerodynamics...

OP claims to be riding at 15 mph. So aerodynamics do matter.

Even so, low speeds benefit from aerodynamics too. The benefit will show more at the end of longer rides. A one hour ride, probably...
05-18-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Iride01

Seems like you think the pads of all models of...

Seems like you think the pads of all models of brake should work with any model.

Or am I missing what your question is?

If you look at where the pads sit on the rotor, it may well be in the...
05-18-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 266
Posted By Iride01

Some of your rims might have the ISO/ETRTO size...

Some of your rims might have the ISO/ETRTO size printed or stamped into them. Usually, as they do on tires they put it in the tiniest print size possible. It will be written as nnn x nn or sometimes...
05-17-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Iride01

Is that Avatar your Raleigh Comp? Had to go...

Is that Avatar your Raleigh Comp? Had to go look and see if mine was still in the garage. <grin>
05-17-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Iride01

But Pedal is made in Australia... I think. Not...

But Pedal is made in Australia... I think. Not Austria.

But lacking input from the OP, you might be on to something.
05-17-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Iride01

I did get interested to know what bicycles have...

I did get interested to know what bicycles have been manufactured in Austria. Seems like Steyr-Daimler-Puch is the only one I find for vintage bicycles. And many seem to be sold under other brand...
05-17-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By Iride01

The processors in these devices usually aren't...

The processors in these devices usually aren't too spiffy. So to expect it to instantly respond to an increase of speed that might be 10 or 20 mph in just a second or two might be a little too much...
05-17-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Iride01

You can also just upload your pic to the gallery...

You can also just upload your pic to the gallery (https://www.bikeforums.net/g/) here on BF and tell us in your post that it's there. We can usually find it. Or put it on a site like imgur.com and...
05-17-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By Iride01

What's up with the calendar

I never use it, but today my computer was slow loading all the advertising and the page jumped just as I clicked the mouse. So I wound up in the calendar. I notice it stops at 2019.

What gives? ...
05-17-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 566
Posted By Iride01

If you have a tour coming up that you are going...

If you have a tour coming up that you are going to do with the bike and you aren't already experienced with DIY on a bike and particularly matters of wheel truing and wheel building, then for certain...
05-17-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 663
Posted By Iride01

Not too surprised. We all will wince when our...

Not too surprised. We all will wince when our data shows us the truth.

Remember it's the average speed for the entire ride. Most of my ride is not climbing or accelerating. Now if you want to...
05-17-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Iride01

Rollerless chains aren't anything new. For...

Rollerless chains aren't anything new. For anyone that rides a dozen or so times a year this might be a good choice if it's less expensive.
05-17-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

If you have a mechanic, why don't you let it be...

If you have a mechanic, why don't you let it be his problem to find the correct ones and install them? Once you add up your time and effort spent or wasted searching yourself, you might find it well...
05-17-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Iride01

Simple depends on how well you understand...

Simple depends on how well you understand everything else involved. You probably should change out the cable too. You for certain will need to know what all the pieces parts of the rear DR do so...
05-17-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 384
Posted By Iride01

If you are relatively satisfied with your cycling...

If you are relatively satisfied with your cycling so far and don't need to go farther and longer, then no, there isn't anything special about the new stuff.

I can ride my old '78 Raleigh with six...
05-17-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 361
Posted By Iride01

In the spirit of Red Green up in Possum Lake,...

In the spirit of Red Green up in Possum Lake, Canada, the correct fix should be duct tape.

Not sure about that location though. Might make your heel slip. But I've used it inside the upper part of...
05-17-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 644
Posted By Iride01

Remember that just because it has a feature you...

Remember that just because it has a feature you don't think you want, doesn't mean you have to use that feature. I've used navigation once in the more than 2 years I've owned my Garmin Edge 530. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 991
Posted By Iride01

With the OP only claiming to have been riding for...

With the OP only claiming to have been riding for maybe a little over two years, this might just be a matter of expecting too much too soon.

More miles more often while riding on their own or with...
05-17-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 663
Posted By Iride01

Weight won't do much for speed. It holds you back...

Weight won't do much for speed. It holds you back from accelerating as fast as you will on a lighter bike. And more weight will make you expend more energy going up hills. The mechanical aspect of...
05-16-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Iride01

Might just need to ride it some more and get use...

Might just need to ride it some more and get use to it.

After I got my 56cm Tarmac I thought the bars were too far out front, so I got a 70 mm stem to replace the 100 mm stem. First few rides were...
05-16-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 663
Posted By Iride01

Endurance today tends to mean the bike has...

Endurance today tends to mean the bike has geometry for a more relaxed and not as aero position. If you don't like being very aero, then don't get a race fit bike. However a race fit bike for those...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,579
Posted By Iride01

Races of any sort for the last couple centuries...

Races of any sort for the last couple centuries have almost always involved manufacturers showcasing and doing practical testing of their latest technology. If we are only to race on proven and...
05-16-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Iride01

2x or 3x front? Integrated shifters on a drop bar...

2x or 3x front? Integrated shifters on a drop bar or downtube shifter?

Probably that old just get some new Microshift Front DR. However you can also probably find a used and period correct Campy...
05-16-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By Iride01

Sometimes if you tell a child not to push a...

Sometimes if you tell a child not to push a button, they'll go way out of their way and through any amount of trouble to push the button. <grin>

From time to time, I've been afflicted with that...
05-16-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 616
Posted By Iride01

If straight bars, then almost certainly I will...

If straight bars, then almost certainly I will say that you are not keeping your wrists straight. You are letting your wrists roll downward and your hands are angled upward in the same position that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,579
Posted By Iride01

Obviously you just started watching Tours and...

Obviously you just started watching Tours and Grand Tours. Back in the days of rim brakes only there were also plenty of issues. Like the rim getting too hot from braking and the tire rolling off...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 991
Posted By Iride01

Is that you on the bike in the pic? Can't really...

Is that you on the bike in the pic? Can't really say from the pic, but is your saddle too low and too far back? I climb hills in my saddle and do best when in the drops. I also am pedaling a cadence...
05-16-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, I always wonder about those that carry...

Yeah, I always wonder about those that carry spray of some sort. If I stop, I'm unlikely to be able to get the spray out of my bag or pocket in time. Though likely, based on my experience, the dog...
05-16-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 441
Posted By Iride01

I'd change the tire. I generally will only live...

I'd change the tire. I generally will only live with a cut on the tread. Sidewalls are very thin so they don't give a harsh ride. So they don't have much additional structure for when they get...
05-16-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By Iride01

If it happens while you pedal, it's very unlikely...

If it happens while you pedal, it's very unlikely to be anything inside the freehub. You might have an axle issue. Might be something bumping that you just aren't seeing.

I might say it's just...
05-16-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By Iride01

DuraAce isn't necessarily longer lasting. It's...

DuraAce isn't necessarily longer lasting. It's just the top of the line for Shimano. And it is optimized to work with the other DuraAce components the best of all. Shifting ability and weight will be...
05-16-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 579
Posted By Iride01

You can upload to the gallery here at BF and then...

You can upload to the gallery here at BF and then tell us they are there. Or you can put them on a site like imgur.com and just write the sharing link in your message. If the spam filter balks at the...
05-16-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 616
Posted By Iride01

How long are you riding before they start to...

How long are you riding before they start to tingle? What kind of bike and what size? What is your height and inseam? Are you physically fit otherwise or sit at a desk all day long?
05-16-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By Iride01

Get your doctor to send you to a neurologist. ...

Get your doctor to send you to a neurologist.

But you should investigate if you are set up correctly on your bike. However you've given us no clue to begin with.
05-16-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 644
Posted By Iride01

Garmin Connect as in the web site, or Garmin...

Garmin Connect as in the web site, or Garmin Connect Mobile App? I use to somewhat share your vitriol for both, and especially for the predecessor to the phone app Garmin Express. However since...
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