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07-27-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By Iride01

Depends. I think Sidewinders may have been...

Depends. I think Sidewinders may have been around back when Schwinn's were really Schwinn's. So the type of BB shell it has will probably have changed through the years.

Can you see any...
07-27-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 204
Posted By Iride01

New tube with the correct valve stem won't cost...

New tube with the correct valve stem won't cost you much more if any than the adapters. You might can make your own. But unless you need to be innovative to feel good, just toss the tube and get...
07-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By Iride01

Depends on the specific model and version of your...

Depends on the specific model and version of your rear derailleur and front chain ring sizes.

If they are Shimano DR's and you can come up with the model and version numbers then you can easily...
07-27-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Iride01

Some places have police selling or auctioning...

Some places have police selling or auctioning cars too that were impounded and never claimed. And all sorts of other stuff. Most have quit selling the guns they've confiscated.

So if you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Iride01

You picked a bad time to be looking for a bike....

You picked a bad time to be looking for a bike. Inventory will be low the remainder of the year and into the next. And that is if everything stays on track and doesn't get derailed.

However the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By Iride01

But I still have to wipe my bike down every now...

But I still have to wipe my bike down every now and then don't I? My Tarmac still looks good after 16 months and it is just factory finish.

I guess what I'm asking is how much easier is it to...
07-27-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 183
Posted By Iride01

I've never felt bad about short or long rides. I...

I've never felt bad about short or long rides. I just do what I have time for. Thankfully I've been getting in 40+ mile rides every other day for the last three weeks. Though there might be a 14...
07-27-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By Iride01

I was new to disc brakes last year. It took 300...

I was new to disc brakes last year. It took 300 miles of riding before the pads wore in to provide way more than adequate stopping power. And they did sometimes sound like they were grinding.
...
07-27-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Iride01

If you insist on running a tread on your tires...

If you insist on running a tread on your tires for pavement, then the Schwalbe Big Ben look like they'll at least channel the water out of the way where the Serfas Drifter City tires look like...
07-27-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 205
Posted By Iride01

Different size cassette? 11-nn instead of a...

Different size cassette? 11-nn instead of a 12-nn or something like that? Maybe your chain is now too long.

As always, one little strand of frayed cable in the STI can cause this issue too.
07-27-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By Iride01

I'd go along with the idea that the flexible shoe...

I'd go along with the idea that the flexible shoe soles are a problem. It's an easy thing to remedy and see if that's the cause. There are plenty of shoes made specifically for cycling that aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 416
Posted By Iride01

Pinch flats won’t be an issue with...

Pinch flats won’t be an issue with tubeless.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, I actually think I came back in a added that after I got off my soap box. My bad!

So lets just change that to something like if your...
07-27-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By Iride01

This sub-forum is: Maybe you wanted...

This sub-forum is:



Maybe you wanted this other sub-forum:
07-27-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By Iride01

Just to be clear, the compression part is on the...

Just to be clear, the compression part is on the foot. Not up the leg and calf as typical compression socks for leg swelling are made.

I don't like my leg muscles to be compressed. My cycling...
07-27-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,010
Posted By Iride01

Well I didn't know the discussion is how to...

Well I didn't know the discussion is how to calculate the data. The question is more about when to accumulate the data Specifically elevation or the change in elevation.

And even more specifically...
07-27-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Iride01

Academy Sports and other big box discount stores...

Academy Sports and other big box discount stores sell these. Here is one that I think is in your size. I use the Bell 700C tubes for my bikes and I've had good results from them. Not a light tube but...
07-27-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,010
Posted By Iride01

If I walk up the 8 foot hill in my yard, did I...

If I walk up the 8 foot hill in my yard, did I not climb any distance? That section of my yard is between the 350' and 360' foot contour line. The map data doesn't have the elevation data for every...
07-27-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 858
Posted By Iride01

Differences might be small to someone that has no...

Differences might be small to someone that has no experience or desire to ride at the level or professional or amateur cyclists and those that ride regularly with the goals of increasing their...
07-27-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 646
Posted By Iride01

Speed isn't the goal of a cruiser. It's...

Speed isn't the goal of a cruiser. It's comfortable upright seating. If speed is your thing for comparison, then maybe TT bike should be in the mix.

If you'd not taken exception to me expressing...
07-26-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Iride01

In the heat of summer on a bike I don't pee...

In the heat of summer on a bike I don't pee either for up to 4 hours or even more of riding. And I drink enough to actually return within 2 lbs or less body weight than I started at. Winter time, I...
07-26-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Iride01

Spoke wrenches aren't they? Look them up.

Spoke wrenches aren't they? Look them up.
07-26-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Iride01

Usually tubes will specify a range or widths they...

Usually tubes will specify a range or widths they are intended for. So that will assure you if the tube is appropriate.

Even if you have a tube that is outside that, then just try to determine...
07-26-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 543
Posted By Iride01

I really think that's what happened to me back in...

I really think that's what happened to me back in July of 2019. However I have no memory of the event and no witnesses. Just a fleeting memory of a yearling bounding off into the woods and at the...
07-26-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Iride01

Devices use to only want to one thing at a time....

Devices use to only want to one thing at a time. Perform their intended function, charge or upload data. They didn't have the smarts to be able to handle all that at the same time. So various...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By Iride01

3x9 or 2x9? If 3x9 you probably just need to get...

3x9 or 2x9? If 3x9 you probably just need to get everything cleaned, lubed and adjusted and ride the crap out of it till you are all cleaned out and adjusted. Then maybe by middle of next year...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 416
Posted By Iride01

Try a dozen or so rides at one PSI. Then ride...

Try a dozen or so rides at one PSI. Then ride another dozen or so rides at another PSI. Then ride another dozen rides at some other PSI. Which felt better to you and left your legs feeling like they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 617
Posted By Iride01

I'm 5' 11". I've been there and done that. Even...

I'm 5' 11". I've been there and done that. Even the 25" (64 cm) bike I rode for 35 plus years was comfortable for the riding I was doing with it. Eventually I started sizing down to 59 cm and 60...
07-26-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 646
Posted By Iride01

Well the OP said cars aren't allowed there and...

Well the OP said cars aren't allowed there and bike were the primary mode of transportation. So to me it is a reasonable assumption they will be carrying cargo.
07-26-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 646
Posted By Iride01

And you apparently are just feeding the...

And you apparently are just feeding the conversation... isn't that trolling.

Not taking into account the current inventory shortage of anything bicycle, Cruisers can be had for $400 and on up....
07-26-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,010
Posted By Iride01

The weather here has been pretty stable. No...

The weather here has been pretty stable. No fronts of areas of high and low pressure moving through. Just sometimes rain and a thunderstorm that develop and dissipate in pretty much the same general...
07-26-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 646
Posted By Iride01

Shorter trips and commuting around town possibly...

Shorter trips and commuting around town possibly carrying cargo will be better served by a cruiser geometry bike. Hybrids do well for those that have never given cruisers a chance, but that doesn't...
07-25-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Iride01

I used a Garmin Edge 500 for over 10 years....

I used a Garmin Edge 500 for over 10 years. Buttons were fine to do the few things you could do on it. I got an Edge 530 last year. Buttons require too much effort and taking your eyes off the road...
07-25-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Iride01

I probably do my share of spreading wrong...

I probably do my share of spreading wrong assumptions, but hey, that's how we make those newer, never really correct rules of thumb being touted as absolute rules isn't it?

Probably be boring and...
07-25-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Iride01

If you don't want the other crankset you can...

If you don't want the other crankset you can probably sell it on eBay for the retail price of the new crank. People were paying MSRP for used bike stuff on eBay long before COVID.
07-25-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Iride01

Unless you are wrenching on bikes for a living,...

Unless you are wrenching on bikes for a living, I'd not buy any special tools until you see that you have a need for them. Then consider how often you might need that tool again. I bought a tool to...
07-25-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By Iride01

I don't patch the tires. If any bulges at the...

I don't patch the tires. If any bulges at the puncture when inflated, I'll boot it till I can get home and replace it. I might and have occasionally tried patching those that did have a bulge. But...
07-25-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Iride01

I just occurred to me that the material was...

I just occurred to me that the material was removed near the top of one side and near the bottom of the other side. So maybe the dropouts aren't in alignment and that's how a previous owner corrected...
07-25-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Iride01

I put Ultegra R8000 52/36 rings on my 105 5800...

I put Ultegra R8000 52/36 rings on my 105 5800 crank that originally was 50/34. The profile of the spokes does not match up, but I doubt any can tell while I'm pedaling.

The only thing I would...
07-25-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,010
Posted By Iride01

Pilots of aircraft also depend on getting the...

Pilots of aircraft also depend on getting the altimeter setting, which is a correction factor to allow their barometric instruments to show them an accurate altitude or clearance to terrain. Each air...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 614
Posted By Iride01

I'm glad you do. I don't think I ever will like...

I'm glad you do. I don't think I ever will like riding indoors. I've tried.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By Iride01

If it is a new bike I will always encourage you...

If it is a new bike I will always encourage you to take it back to the shop you bought it. Things like adjustments on new bikes are almost always free. If it's some other reason, then they need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 614
Posted By Iride01

Just to be contrary... I thought about...

Just to be contrary...

I thought about buying a trainer or rollers for the last dozen or so years. However I just don't find anything enjoyable there. I've sort of felt that Zwift might be the...
07-25-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By Iride01

I use to have a lot of issues around mile 35 with...

I use to have a lot of issues around mile 35 with the forward part of my foot swelling a little and getting painful. I noticed it didn't happen when I had on the cycling socks that were tight on my...
07-25-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Iride01

Rotator cuff injury will heal itself, but it...

Rotator cuff injury will heal itself, but it takes 6 to 9 months or so. Then you'll likely be left with a frozen should and not even be able to lift your arm over waist level.

I tore mine and...
07-25-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,010
Posted By Iride01

Atmospheric pressure isn't constant. It's always...

Atmospheric pressure isn't constant. It's always changing. A change of 1" or Hg (mercury) will equal 1000 feet of elevation. So even on a short ride, it's reasonable that the barometer might have...
07-25-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 638
Posted By Iride01

My tires don't have any coarse aggregate to...

My tires don't have any coarse aggregate to bounce off. They roll better at 125 PSI than they do with 90 PSI. My legs and data collected have told me so.
07-25-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By Iride01

If you have a smartphone, you already have the...

If you have a smartphone, you already have the ability to let someone know where you are located. On most phones that aren't iPhones that will be an Android phone. Most already have google maps...
07-25-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 238
Posted By Iride01

The part on the end of the pump's hose that you...

The part on the end of the pump's hose that you attach to the valve stem to fill it with air.

Many on floor pumps have a clamp lever on the air chuck to hold them onto the valve. If the clamp...
07-24-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,349
Posted By Iride01

If you want to wear a underwear then use the...

If you want to wear a underwear then use the sports type underwear that is made from synthetic material. They look pretty much like cycling shorts anyhow. So you'll be fine just wearing them and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Iride01

If they are museum pieces then keep them in your...

If they are museum pieces then keep them in your museum. Get some new straps for every day wear and tear.
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