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09-25-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Iride01

Maybe just get an adjustable wrench. Then you can...

Maybe just get an adjustable wrench. Then you can do more different sizes.

Of course you'll have to decide if you need a metric or standard adjustable wrench<grin>
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Iride01

Might. But until you try you won't know. ...

Might. But until you try you won't know.

Shouldn't be fatal, but if you throw all caution to the wind until you know the answer then it might be fatal or nearly so.
09-25-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By Iride01

If the pain feels like it's deep in your bones,...

If the pain feels like it's deep in your bones, then probably just your butt needs to get use to riding again. It might get even more painful. Give it a few weeks. For times I've been off the bike...
09-24-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Iride01

I don't see anything wrong other than you just...

I don't see anything wrong other than you just need to try different pressures. Even though wider tires don't need as much PSI to support rider weight as their narrower versions, as a kid I often...
09-24-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 875
Posted By Iride01

My circa 1977 Varsity was bought new when I was...

My circa 1977 Varsity was bought new when I was 18 or so. I lived in the flatter part of the state, so I never experienced any thing negative about it's 46 pound weight. It was a very smooth riding...
09-24-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By Iride01

https://soundcloud.com/steve-choi-859347784/sets/b...

https://soundcloud.com/steve-choi-859347784/sets/bike-noise

Interesting that no matter what I do the link doesn't appear in my reply in post 6

nor in this one. It's there when I edit, but gone...
09-24-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 875
Posted By Iride01

On my Schwinn Varsity, I could easily do wheelies...

On my Schwinn Varsity, I could easily do wheelies on it and ride on the rear for a long time. Even up to the day I got rid of it when about 53 yo.

I wish I'd paid more attention to what the frame...
09-24-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Iride01

Sauerkraut? You make your own? I've been thinking...

Sauerkraut? You make your own? I've been thinking about fermenting some just to see. My parents always liked saurkraut but I never quite cared for it. Maybe on a Rueben sandwich. I have been making...
09-24-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By Iride01

https://soundcloud.com/steve-choi-859347784/sets/b...

https://soundcloud.com/steve-choi-859347784/sets/bike-noise

OP's link

https://soundcloud.com/steve-choi-859347784/sets/bike-noise

Yeah, I hear it. Sounds like something rubbing. I once had...
09-24-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By Iride01

You'll have to do the searching. Otherwise I'll...

You'll have to do the searching. Otherwise I'll have another 50 or more questions that need to be answered along with the question I ask that you ignored.



If you can do with out some of the...
09-24-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't be too dead set that it's not the...

I wouldn't be too dead set that it's not the brakes. Rim brakes? I've had them make chirpy like sounds when a warped rim rubbed against one of the pads. However if that sound is still there when...
09-24-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 460
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't hesitate to spread them if there isn't...

I wouldn't hesitate to spread them if there isn't enough natural spring in them just to allow you to get your new 11 speed hub up in there. And if I messed it up trying to spread them, then I'd just...
09-24-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By Iride01

Are you certain about the rear hub model. I'm not...

Are you certain about the rear hub model. I'm not certain a 11 speed cassette will work with just any 9 speed Shimano rear or what ever yours is.

A FH-TX505-8 is a 8 speed free hub that is...
09-24-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Iride01

Why not just get a bike that has what you want on...

Why not just get a bike that has what you want on it and then you won't have to modify it? Or are you doing something unique?

If there is some mod you are wanting to do, then you might get better...
09-24-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 228
Posted By Iride01

You need to consider the axle type, the drop out...

You need to consider the axle type, the drop out or fork end spacing it's made for, Shimano and other refer to that as O.L.D. (over locknut dimension). What the internal and sometime external rim...
09-24-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 228
Posted By Iride01

Wasn't my acknowledgement that it's possible...

Wasn't my acknowledgement that it's possible enough for you to see that I realize there are exceptions, maybe many of them to what I stated?

I don't know why I'd need confirmation of that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Iride01

They are close enough bikes. Which one comes in...

They are close enough bikes. Which one comes in the color or other aesthetics you prefer?

The Scott has a longer wheel base so it might seem more stable and the Tarmac more nimble and agile for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By Iride01

Some people don't like SRAM Apex. Mostly gripes...

Some people don't like SRAM Apex. Mostly gripes about it's shifting. But I don't know that that is any more of a majority than those that don't like Rival's shifting or Di2 shifting.

I'm not so...
09-24-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,485
Posted By Iride01

Bryton's website says it supports ant+ radar...

Bryton's website says it supports ant+ radar pairings. So I'd expect that will be Varia since it's ant+

https://www.brytonsport.com/#/R420
09-24-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By Iride01

It'd be easier to tell you how to use them...

It'd be easier to tell you how to use them correctly than the many ways you shouldn't use them.

Essentially just watch where you are sticking them and be sure that you know the tube has no way to...
09-24-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 741
Posted By Iride01

If a quiet freehub is desired, why not get a hub...

If a quiet freehub is desired, why not get a hub with a quiet freehub? Or just do your single pawl thing and not worry about what we say.

Without knowing how that particular freehub is designed,...
09-24-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By Iride01

What's the lowest ratio gear you need on that...

What's the lowest ratio gear you need on that bike for the riding you do? If you need that 42 tooth cog on the back, then I'd look into making this a 2x bike.

I probably have the wrong idea about...
09-24-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 228
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't expect one spoke breaking to have...

I wouldn't expect one spoke breaking to have caused the wheel to warp enough to be an issue. It is possible though. So likely the entire wheel needs to have all it's spokes checked for proper...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By Iride01

Maybe you just don't like riding CX or gravel...

Maybe you just don't like riding CX or gravel enough. I haven't either.

Pavement is just too easy for me to like. I'd have to find something that really intrigued me about the other types of...
09-23-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 204
Posted By Iride01

I think I wrote shifter. Maybe I did misspell it...

I think I wrote shifter. Maybe I did misspell it and missed the "f" key. Too late now. The curse word bot makes actual changes.
09-23-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Iride01

Back before BikeNashbar was sold I use to watch...

Back before BikeNashbar was sold I use to watch them and others for returned items they sold at a big discount. I got a couple saddles and other stuff for half normal price or thereabout.

I...
09-23-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,233
Posted By Iride01

You right, I'm guilty of making assumptions. I...

You right, I'm guilty of making assumptions. I just had to correct another for inferring I had a negative viewpoint towards something I mentioned elsewhere.
09-23-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 204
Posted By Iride01

Original equipment that all worked correctly once...

Original equipment that all worked correctly once upon a time? Oops, missed the last part of your OP. Yeah, someone else will have to tell you about whether SRAM X3 and Shimano shifters play well...
09-23-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By Iride01

Gosh, how do you extrapolate my words as saying...

Gosh, how do you extrapolate my words as saying that tire levers are bad?

I figured most know that sometimes you can improperly use a lever and damage a tube with it. But I guess that was a bad...
09-23-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Iride01

Probably about the same specs for both. There...

Probably about the same specs for both. There hasn't been much new in ball bearing technology on the low end of the scale for many years. Neither brand should cost you more than a few dollars each...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Iride01

If it's between trying the bigger tire on the...

If it's between trying the bigger tire on the existing rim or buying a bigger rim, then I'd try the bigger tire on the narrow rim first. If after riding some at different pressures it feels squirrely...
09-23-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By Iride01

I'd seen that video too when I was in the...

I'd seen that video too when I was in the planning part for changing my steerer tube. He didn't go over it or say why, but he made a small mention of only making a small weld on one side and then...
09-23-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,233
Posted By Iride01

I'm not sure why you are worried that one tool...

I'm not sure why you are worried that one tool seems to be a copy of another. Aren't most bikes sort of a copy of the other?
09-23-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Iride01

Do the hubs on your Bianchi have cartridge...

Do the hubs on your Bianchi have cartridge bearings?
09-23-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By Iride01

I'd been riding and changing tires and tubes...

I'd been riding and changing tires and tubes myself for way over 30 years when I started having a rash of flats and then one day realized I'd developed some bad habits and actually was damaging the...
09-23-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 741
Posted By Iride01

I guess if I ever have a freehub or freewheel...

I guess if I ever have a freehub or freewheel wear out, maybe I will start to be concerned about such stuff.
09-23-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Iride01

If you don't ride down twisty trails at 50 mph or...

If you don't ride down twisty trails at 50 mph or otherwise near the edge of performance the tires are designed for, then probably not a big deal. If for some reason they wear out sooner, well, then...
09-23-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 810
Posted By Iride01

I rinse mine out soon after I get home. Also use...

I rinse mine out soon after I get home. Also use a bottle brush on them. My bottles are just 25 fl oz Monster Energy drink bottles that I bought at a convenience store and emptied the contents...
09-22-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By Iride01

If you let it go to the scrap yard, then...

If you let it go to the scrap yard, then eventually it will get to a place where it can be melted down and made into new steel products.

It won't take as much energy to make something new out of...
09-22-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,199
Posted By Iride01

I think all my possible rabbit holes with respect...

I think all my possible rabbit holes with respect to bicycles and cycling are too expensive and more money than I'd ever want to shell out money for. So I don't think I've ever gone down a rabbit...
09-22-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Iride01

Altus, Acera and Alivio have a 50 mm chainline......

Altus, Acera and Alivio have a 50 mm chainline... I think. However none are 1x. In the MTB group there are a lot of single ring cranks. Find one that has a chain line that gives you about 50 mm or...
09-22-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 609
Posted By Iride01

Without more information about your problem and...

Without more information about your problem and maybe even without seeing your bike in person, I wouldn't begin to imagine you need "higher end components".

This is a bike that came with that...
09-22-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Iride01

True, but I don't know what sort of bike the OP...

True, but I don't know what sort of bike the OP wanted a crank with 34 teeth for. Shimano makes all kinds of them. However in the Shimano road groups, I think it's still all 2x and maybe some 3x.
...
09-21-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Iride01

Like this one? ...

Like this one?

https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/component/xtr-m9100/FC-M9100-1.html

Chain guards to me are an accessory you can add after the fact. If I am going to have a chain guard, it...
09-21-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By Iride01

Generally I just put a box fan in front of it so...

Generally I just put a box fan in front of it so the airflow will dry it quicker. Sometimes I'll make an effort to help it along with a towel or two. An old rag to wipe the chain, cogs and rings.
...
09-21-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Iride01

Put your pics on a hosting site like imgur.com...

Put your pics on a hosting site like imgur.com and then just paste the share link in the plain text of your message. Delete the https:// and then put a space on either side of any . that is in the...
09-21-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 609
Posted By Iride01

If you don't quite understand how everything in...

If you don't quite understand how everything in your shifting system relates to each other and you don't really want to know, then the easiest thing to do is take it to a mechanic at your LBS. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By Iride01

Until you ride them both, you'll never know. The...

Until you ride them both, you'll never know. The things I don't like about one bike that makes me favor the other might be just the opposite of the things that are important to you. And a lot of...
09-21-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By Iride01

You can always put the old stuff back on if it...

You can always put the old stuff back on if it doesn't work.
09-21-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By Iride01

A lot of us on alloy wheels are riding rims with...

A lot of us on alloy wheels are riding rims with a big crack. The ends of the extrusion are just kept aligned with pins and spoke tension keeps the ends from separating.

If this were my rim, I'd...
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