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09-30-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
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: 1,326
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: 181
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: 26
Views: 387
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: 20
Views: 261
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: 1,326
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: 1,326
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: 18
Views: 244
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: 20
Views: 261
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: 16
Views: 299
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: 342
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: 123
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: 299
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: 184
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: 16,252
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: 370
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: 184
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: 31
Views: 592
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: 370
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: 176
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: 599
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: 145
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: 62
Views: 709
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: 62
Views: 709
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: 227
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: 299
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: 749
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: 43
Views: 725
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: 43
Views: 725
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: 1,367
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: 183
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: 43
Views: 725
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: 23,981
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: 43
Views: 725
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: 1,166
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: 446
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...
09-24-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By Iride01

If you don't have the old one to compare with and...

If you don't have the old one to compare with and it looks like the ring is closer to one ring than the other, then possibly you put it with the wrong side out. You did put it on the opposite side of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 975
Posted By Iride01

It's their instinct to dart back and forth hoping...

It's their instinct to dart back and forth hoping that gives them a chance to escape. They just don't realize that you aren't a predator that is after them.

I had and still have the same issues...
09-24-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 595
Posted By Iride01

Well even with out the cassette change on the...

Well even with out the cassette change on the rear, you'll see a somewhat decent amount of ease climbing in the 34F/26R combo.

One of the things I'd suspect about the Chorus 12 crank is that it's...
09-24-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By Iride01

If you didn't replace the chain you might also...

If you didn't replace the chain you might also try doing so. Or at least check if the chain has any measurable wear. If it does, then that also might contribute to it not meshing immediately as the...
09-24-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Iride01

Carbonfiberboy Those helped some for getting me...

Carbonfiberboy Those helped some for getting me on the track of what to look for to read up on. Prior to this I was just seeing stuff only talking about the increased serum glucose and Type II...
09-24-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 595
Posted By Iride01

Swapping the crank probably won't be an issue....

Swapping the crank probably won't be an issue. However you might need to check to see if your current DR will handle those bigger tooth cogs on the rear. I haven't had Campy stuff since my '79...
09-24-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,166
Posted By Iride01

Only 15 mph on a bike.... as a pre-teen or teen....

Only 15 mph on a bike.... as a pre-teen or teen. If that was the extent of your experience during those years, then perhaps you led a sheltered life too! <grin>
09-23-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 285
Posted By Iride01

Just glancing quickly at the links, but for the...

Just glancing quickly at the links, but for the EVO links, I see no specs. So what's the OLD (drop out spacing or Over Locknut Dimension) of that hub and is it even a 700C (622mm BSD) rim. As well it...
09-23-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 674
Posted By Iride01

You might consider getting rid of both... or just...

You might consider getting rid of both... or just hanging them on the wall for artwork. And instead just get a new bike.

I do endorse the suggestion to keep the one that will be your first choice...
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