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10-01-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By Iride01

Weight on a bike can change up what it is when...

Weight on a bike can change up what it is when un-weighted. Maybe the wheels need to have their spokes looked at by a wheel person.

If this is a new bike, absolutely take it to where you bought it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 752
Posted By Iride01

If you don't have good core strength about your...

If you don't have good core strength about your waist, then this is really a pipe dream IMO. I can't really do that comfortably on my bike. Not certain I've even tried. But for certain when I've...
10-01-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By Iride01

Might just be site issues. Seems like they've...

Might just be site issues. Seems like they've been fighting with some other stuff here too lately. However there is a Forum Suggestions & User Assistance...
10-01-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 298
Posted By Iride01

Haters are going to hate, complainers are no...

Haters are going to hate, complainers are no different. If we all catered to them, we might not be legally allowed to have & use a bicycle.[/QUOTE]

Certainly no hate in that reply you quoted and I...
10-01-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 34
Posted By Iride01

It think you probably hit something that cut it. ...

It think you probably hit something that cut it. I'd expect a failure due to a flaw or even something like a way overinflated tire to be more of a tear in the outer layer of rubber.
10-01-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 62
Posted By Iride01

It's noisy when you go over bumps? Did you also...

It's noisy when you go over bumps? Did you also put a new chain on it and now it might be too long and slapping the chain stay when you hit bumps?
10-01-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By Iride01

I think that is a Shimano free hub. If you are...

I think that is a Shimano free hub. If you are having trouble disassembling it, then take it to a bike shop and let them deal with it. Definitely see if they'll let you watch and explain what they...
10-01-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 814
Posted By Iride01

If you look in the geometry specs for a bike,...

If you look in the geometry specs for a bike, frame stack, IMO will be your best single measurement to give you a clue about how aggressive a fit a bike might give a cyclist. However it's not...
10-01-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 814
Posted By Iride01

I see. So when this distance increases does it...

I see. So when this distance increases does it mean a more aggressive riding position?[/QUOTE]

No. Absolutely not. Don't make such assumptions about riding position based on just one particular...
09-30-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Iride01

Personally overall diet plans aren't what I like...

Personally overall diet plans aren't what I like to discuss here. I'm of the opinion that what ever works for you is okay. If you wish to lose weight and you are losing weight, then the diet must be...
09-30-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,347
Posted By Iride01

I do blow snot rockets when needed. I'm usually...

I do blow snot rockets when needed. I'm usually aware of my surroundings and if someone is behind me. For some reason I know those things without having to look. Maybe my hearing at those...
09-30-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Iride01

I'm not sure what you are wanting to know either....

I'm not sure what you are wanting to know either. You seem to have described a plan of action.

If you are wanting to get better at riding, then you need to ride further more often than it sounds...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 433
Posted By Iride01

If for any reason you are going to stop, then...

If for any reason you are going to stop, then don't stop in front of everyone. Work your way over to one side or the other and then let everyone know you are stopping both verbally and with hand...
09-30-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 298
Posted By Iride01

If you already have the stuff and they...

If you already have the stuff and they communicate over ant+ then just see if you can pair them. If the device can handle that type of ant+ sensor then it'll pair. If not it won't pair.

If you...
09-29-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,347
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, but that's par for the course. I'd stare...

Yeah, but that's par for the course. I'd stare too and make some slightly snarky quick quip if I was the receiver of such or even a snot rocket, which I have been hit by... from a woman.

But to...
09-29-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,347
Posted By Iride01

Heck I coughed while on a group ride earlier this...

Heck I coughed while on a group ride earlier this year after a sip on my bottle went down wrong. Spewed sugary water all over the people behind me. Mostly on my son that was following close on my...
09-29-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 249
Posted By Iride01

Consider where you are going to be riding it. If...

Consider where you are going to be riding it. If it's going to be ridden off the paved roads and well packed gravel where you might struggle to steer, then you might go for a wide flat bar. Though...
09-29-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 298
Posted By Iride01

It'd be a pain to keep up to date. But hey, if...

It'd be a pain to keep up to date. But hey, if you are volunteering!
09-29-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By Iride01

A lot of my less expensive bikes had what to me...

A lot of my less expensive bikes had what to me was an impressive amount of wobble in the freewheels. I don't think I ever had any issues as a result. I'd think it much the same for your free hub and...
09-29-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By Iride01

Is this a bike path that is just open or...

Is this a bike path that is just open or undeveloped areas on both sides? Our city pulls a big blower fan behind a mule (the four wheeled kind, not four legged) and blows off the gravel, leaves,...
09-29-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Iride01

Those lights you see may not be as bright as you...

Those lights you see may not be as bright as you think. They probably just have a proper lens to focus the flash as it need to be. So don't worry so much about lumens.

Just get something that...
09-29-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Iride01

I think this thread should serve as an example of...

I think this thread should serve as an example of jumping to conclusions and wanting to jump on the statins are bad bandwagon.

I went out and rode 42 miles yesterday and had no issues with how my...
09-29-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Iride01

Does your tire look something like the tire in...

Does your tire look something like the tire in this other post in Road Cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/)
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By Iride01

Look like blisters in the outer layer that maybe...

Look like blisters in the outer layer that maybe was vulcanized over a bad layer that's letting stuff through. Might be filled with sealant or just air.

I wonder if this persons issue is...
09-29-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,264
Posted By Iride01

Physical therapy is best for a frozen shoulder. ...

Physical therapy is best for a frozen shoulder. The bicycle doesn't work out much besides your legs. And that is only in a narrow and repetitive range of motion.

I suppose you could change the...
09-29-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Iride01

Don't believe I've ever seen a Bianchi that...

Don't believe I've ever seen a Bianchi that color. Is that yellow for the Tour de France?

However even Sheldon saw the advantage of upgrading components on bikes. I bet a 11 speed Shimano or SRAM...
09-29-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Iride01

I certainly am not seeing what you are...

I certainly am not seeing what you are describing. How 'bout a picture?

Under inflation would seem more likely a cause for what you describe than would over inflation. However it might just be a...
09-28-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 632
Posted By Iride01

While you say you were solo most of the time,...

While you say you were solo most of the time, don't underestimate how much the little time you spent near other riders helped your time/speed. Even other riders and other vehicles passing on the road...
09-28-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Iride01

When you pass me or I pass you on the road, your...

When you pass me or I pass you on the road, your bars aren't going to be what I notice!

What's the rest of the bike look like?
09-28-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By Iride01

Pretty frame. I think it'd look great with a more...

Pretty frame. I think it'd look great with a more modern 11 groupset on it with STI's instead of those downtube shifters. And some short reach shallow drop bars will make it look even more sexy too....
09-28-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 609
Posted By Iride01

Only two percent? I figured it'd be higher....

Only two percent? I figured it'd be higher. Perhaps cycling is healthier. I'd be certain that drivers have more drugs in their system. Some of my friends that don't ride bikes have a small pharmacy...
09-28-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Iride01

So try making post 11 and see what happens. ...

So try making post 11 and see what happens.

Though depending on when you hit post 10, it might still be an issue. I've always thought that it was 10 posts and a day. Whether that's a 24hour...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 752
Posted By Iride01

You are realizing now how aggressive it's fit is....

You are realizing now how aggressive it's fit is. Don't dork it up by putting weirdly angled stems and steerer tube extenders on it. You might could get some riser drop bars and get another inch or...
09-27-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Iride01

Some things like YouTube vid's and such will come...

Some things like YouTube vid's and such will come in as the actual video or picture instead of just the link you may have copied and pasted or drug over to the editor window.

In such cases, just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 752
Posted By Iride01

Caad 9 is a pretty aggressive bike geometry. More...

Caad 9 is a pretty aggressive bike geometry. More so than even my 2020 Tarmac. Though you've added a lot of spacers, your position is still probably more aggressive than what something like a...
09-27-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Iride01

Are you struggling to pedal as you go up the...

Are you struggling to pedal as you go up the hill? Using all your leg muscle to try and climb at low rpm will usually put more strain on the chain and drive train causing it to make clicks, popping...
09-27-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Iride01

Maybe not the statin. Or at least my body is...

Maybe not the statin. Or at least my body is getting use to it if it was from starting the statin.

On my ride yesterday I felt more normal. Still can't quite attack climbs for as long and hard as...
09-27-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By Iride01

The OP didn't say that they had both feet firmly...

The OP didn't say that they had both feet firmly planted on the ground. It might be that they just have the very tips of the toe of their shoes touching the ground.

If the OP is on a bike that has...
09-27-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 814
Posted By Iride01

Downtube shifters! I shudder at the thought! ...

Downtube shifters! I shudder at the thought!

I bought my '91 Paramount as a frameset only about 2016 and put a full Shimano 105 5800 11 speed groupset on it. My first experience with STI's on the...
09-27-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 814
Posted By Iride01

You don't need to ride no handed to drink from...

You don't need to ride no handed to drink from your bottles. But it might take a little effort on your part to get use to getting them out and putting them back in the bottle cage while riding. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,385
Posted By Iride01

Persistence can pay off. Whether it was or...

Persistence can pay off.

Whether it was or wasn't Specialized's fault I don't think any will argue that it's nice the bike shop stood by you and worked to get the issue taken care of.
09-26-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Iride01

I've never been able to fully control when weight...

I've never been able to fully control when weight comes off of me or not. Usually it's when I least expect it too.
09-26-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By Iride01

If the bike isn't for show or about to be an art...

If the bike isn't for show or about to be an art exhibit, just don't worry about it. Or buy new if it bothers you that much.
09-26-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 814
Posted By Iride01

Nope. I just liked the looks of them with their...

Nope. I just liked the looks of them with their skinny tubes. Although the Paramount I think was a OS version or something they were experimenting with slightly different tube sizes. I'm out of...
09-26-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 23,986
Posted By Iride01

Seems like you are saying pretty much what I just...

Seems like you are saying pretty much what I just said.

Though I'll still maintain that the body is always using fat for part of it's energy. Depending on ones level of exertion energy from fat...
09-26-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 814
Posted By Iride01

Everyone probably uses those terms slightly...

Everyone probably uses those terms slightly different and depending on whether it was a good sensation or not to them. What many call twitchy is just a change in the responsiveness from the deader...
09-26-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,257
Posted By Iride01

Well likely you could have signed up for the ride...

Well likely you could have signed up for the ride sooner and got a lower registration fee! <grin>

But since it's a charity ride, maybe they'll make good use of anything over whatever their costs...
09-25-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By Iride01

What exactly doesn't go smoothly when she shifts...

What exactly doesn't go smoothly when she shifts the front? If she doesn't understand that at the same time the front is shifted that the rear must be shifted two or three cogs to get the correct...
09-25-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,167
Posted By Iride01

If you look at that scooter from the side profile...

If you look at that scooter from the side profile you'll see that it's stem angles back putting the handlebars in a position where the rider has to put more weight on the rear. The little kick...
09-25-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 455
Posted By Iride01

Notice how you didn't have any issue getting the...

Notice how you didn't have any issue getting the bead of the tire of the other side on the rim. That is because there wasn't anything competing with it for the smallest diameter of the rim which is...
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