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Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By Iride01

Did you watch Calvin's video on taping drop bars...

Did you watch Calvin's video on taping drop bars at Park Tool...

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/handlebar-tape-installation-drop-bars

He sometimes is hard to listen to, but he...
11-25-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 139
Posted By Iride01

Seems like a important thing to know. At least...

Seems like a important thing to know. At least it is if we are talking about what range you want on the cassette. This is your opportunity to change to something else if you need it.

If you...
11-25-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 139
Posted By Iride01

It has to be a 12-30 10 speed casssette or can...

It has to be a 12-30 10 speed casssette or can you make do with a 12-28?

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=76002&category=534


If you have to have 12-30 then it's...
11-25-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By Iride01

2000 miles since August 2022. That's serious. ...

2000 miles since August 2022. That's serious. At least for me it is. I just don't make that much time to ride, but when I've come close to that I feel like challenging Superman!

Hard to really...
11-25-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Iride01

Carry some thing that you can cut the cable with...

Carry some thing that you can cut the cable with where it runs bare along the downtube. Then you can tie it off on a bottle cage or some where else convenient in the gear that you want.
11-24-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 358
Posted By Iride01

When I did a quick glance at the FSA Gossamer Pro...

When I did a quick glance at the FSA Gossamer Pro Modular AGX+ crank, I thought it was a three piece crank. But now I realize it too is a 2 piece crank. But it's made for wider BB shells and chain...
11-24-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Iride01

Happy T-Day to you also. COVID got us...

Happy T-Day to you also.

COVID got us started doing our gathering via SKYPE and we haven't gotten out of that mode yet. Too many other things on our schedule making travel inconvenient. So we all...
11-24-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 358
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, that's what I suspect. Just wasn't sure if...

Yeah, that's what I suspect. Just wasn't sure if there was a way to correct it.[/QUOTE]

Well it seems a previous owner corrected the chain line somewhat by putting the spacers on the left side of...
11-23-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By Iride01

Maybe they just aren't for your rims. ...

Maybe they just aren't for your rims.

https://veloplug.com/en/
11-23-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Iride01

Exactly the reason I've been looking for a cheapo...

Exactly the reason I've been looking for a cheapo camera.

That way I can better figure out how I'm actually going to use it instead of just imagining all the wonderful things I can do with it. ...
11-23-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 358
Posted By Iride01

A quick search came up with specs from Bicycle...

A quick search came up with specs from Bicycle Blue Book


https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/2016%20Diamondback%20Haanjo%20Trail

So going only by those specs it should have had a 2...
11-23-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 771
Posted By Iride01

I think you should just file it under somewhat...

I think you should just file it under somewhat less suspicious things like ...

There's a first time for everything.
New guy on the job wanting to show that no infraction of the law is too...
11-22-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Iride01

For the same distance, walking or running is...

For the same distance, walking or running is usually a bigger expenditure of energy. However for the same time, you can go faster and farther on a bike so the energy expenditure is very close to the...
11-22-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Iride01

Don't know the answer for you, but I've been...

Don't know the answer for you, but I've been looking for a cheapo camera. And that certainly qualifies as cheapo. But how long does the battery typically last? Their website and specs in the manual...
11-22-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By Iride01

By your own admission the photo might be...

By your own admission the photo might be distorted. So that means there will be times when it's not and in that case with the proper camera position you can tell a lot and compare to other bikes of...
11-22-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By Iride01

Picture and visually looking at it might not help...

Picture and visually looking at it might not help you, but some here will be very familiar with how that fork and headset is supposed to look and they'll even draw lines on the pics you post to...
11-22-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 595
Posted By Iride01

Turn the bike into a 11 speed bike and you can...

Turn the bike into a 11 speed bike and you can have most all of those cogs on the rear that you are wanting. And if that's too much money because of the cost of 11 speed STI's, then 10 speed will...
11-22-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Iride01

Now you are sorta talking two different things. ...

Now you are sorta talking two different things. We were only talking about how to measure saddle height originally.

Now you seem to be talking about how one determines their proper saddle...
11-22-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By Iride01

There won't be a completely wrong way and there...

There won't be a completely wrong way and there will be many best ways.

What you suggest yourself sounds very reasonable. It's more than what I'd do, but I don't mind getting a little "character"...
11-22-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By Iride01

Are the bikes competing for space with other...

Are the bikes competing for space with other stuff and have to be more compact? And are they brand new merchandise that has to look pristine until sold?

If "no" to both of the above, then I might...
11-22-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Iride01

Yes I totally agree. It's many times over looked...

Yes I totally agree. It's many times over looked that the amount of force we perceive as being a big difference when turning things with our hand or fingers really isn't that much. And the amount of...
11-22-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 445
Posted By Iride01

I've no idea what your damage looks like. However...

I've no idea what your damage looks like. However typically I wouldn't just pump epoxy resin into it and call it ready for prime time. Properly you should sand and feather back from the damaged area...
11-21-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 303
Posted By Iride01

Okay.... I guess. I see what you are saying...

Okay.... I guess.

I see what you are saying and don't really disagree that you can center them that way. However the centering screw is there and it works too. So I guess I'll just assume you...
11-21-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By Iride01

I guess you are looking at a used frame with a BB...

I guess you are looking at a used frame with a BB still installed. You really have to find out for certain what that BB is or be willing to change it out for the correct press fit BB that is...
11-21-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 303
Posted By Iride01

I had to use it for mine and for the BR-4700 ...

I had to use it for mine and for the BR-4700 brakes on my son's bike. Perhaps you had direct mount brakes and/or everything was perfect already at the time you installed yours.
11-21-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 303
Posted By Iride01

Why don't you just put the video on some hosting...

Why don't you just put the video on some hosting site such as youtube and just post the link to it.

However I'm having a time trying to understand your issue. But I might can imagine that you...
11-21-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Iride01

Really? The bicycles on the left side of the...

Really? The bicycles on the left side of the page when viewing the list of sub-forums.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,520
Posted By Iride01

Maybe it's too early in the morning for me and I...

Maybe it's too early in the morning for me and I haven't had enough coffee. However I can't really make any sense of any of this. Or whether you are saying it was a better experience or worse...
11-20-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By Iride01

You say you aren't as comfortable with the riding...

You say you aren't as comfortable with the riding characteristics currently. Did they actually seem to change when you lowered the bars or is this just old age balance issues starting to rear their...
11-20-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 839
Posted By Iride01

It might. The wider rimmed wheels of the mountain...

It might. The wider rimmed wheels of the mountain bikes my kids had were always super easy to mount tires on.

The biggest reason of what I think is the issue is that the first side of the tire you...
11-20-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Iride01

If location information is required, then will it...

If location information is required, then will it need to be validated? Or might we just pay $8.00 and get a blue check mark?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,520
Posted By Iride01

I had to google what café legs are. And if your...

I had to google what café legs are. And if your legs look as nice as all the pictures google presented for café legs, then I've been totally wrong about the image I imagine of you. Especially your...
11-20-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Iride01

Yes, this sub-forum probably should be named...

Yes, this sub-forum probably should be named "Fitting You to Your Bike" or "Fitting Your Bike to You" instead of just "Fitting Your Bike".

I can see why it gets mixed up by noobs occasionally.
...
11-20-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Iride01

Don't underestimate how much drag a bearing...

Don't underestimate how much drag a bearing stuffed full of grease will have compared to one that has been used a while or has no more than just enough grease at the very start. Some greases can take...
11-19-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Iride01

When talking in general and it's not stated, I...

When talking in general and it's not stated, I will expect and think that most measure from the BB center to the top of the saddle about where your sit bones go. I'm not going to worry about...
11-19-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Iride01

The Bicycles are back!

Glad to see you got the Bicycles back!

https://www.bikeforums.net/images/statusicon/forum_old.gif

Much better look for bicycle forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By Iride01

You for certain should be calling Garmin Support....

You for certain should be calling Garmin Support. Don't email them. Call them. Their phone system will let you put your phone number in and they will call you back. So you won't have to sit on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,520
Posted By Iride01

On my Tarmac I sometimes use some double sided...

On my Tarmac I sometimes use some double sided Velcro to put a extra bottle on the underside of my top tube. And I have for extreme cases put one on the underside of the down tube. So with four...
11-19-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 839
Posted By Iride01

The differences in the tire profile itself aren't...

The differences in the tire profile itself aren't going to be significant if you change rim width. However changing rim width to wider might help with the issue of the pads not opening enough and...
11-19-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Iride01

The links have to bend more to get around that...

The links have to bend more to get around that small 11 tooth cog. So if you have a new and stiff chain then that might be what you are feeling when turning the pedals by hand. The lateral bend in...
11-19-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 839
Posted By Iride01

Are you flipping the little lever on the brake...

Are you flipping the little lever on the brake calipers to open them up? I only had 25mm tires on my bike with rim brakes. But it seemed that the 105 5800 brakes opened up more than enough to let...
11-19-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Iride01

Are you certain you have that overlay enabled? ...

Are you certain you have that overlay enabled?

Not all the things called bike paths around here show up as such on Google Maps on my android phone. However the main ones that have been bike paths...
11-17-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,334
Posted By Iride01

I'd be embarrassed if my Jaguar was only worth...

I'd be embarrassed if my Jaguar was only worth £47,000.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,007
Posted By Iride01

If your current tires are wearing out and one or...

If your current tires are wearing out and one or both is ready to replace, then why not just try them out. You'll be the only one that can tell if they do anything for you. Or if even your tires...
11-17-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Iride01

I thought I was the only one that did that. I've...

I thought I was the only one that did that. I've gotten quite good at swirling the water just right to get the perfect poached egg.
11-15-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,470
Posted By Iride01

I'm not surprised you don't see it as doing the...

I'm not surprised you don't see it as doing the same. Well actually I am surprised you don't see it as the same.

You've contributed nothing to the question of the OP. And you have only started a...
11-15-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By Iride01

My F-I-L's birthday is Dec 22. Since that's the...

My F-I-L's birthday is Dec 22. Since that's the day or there 'bouts, that the daylight hours start lengthening, I'm always looking forward to his birthday with great anticipation.

March 12, 2023...
11-15-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,470
Posted By Iride01

So isn't that what you are doing? But I...

So isn't that what you are doing?

But I guess you have to fight fire with fire!
11-15-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 503
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, I'm a little more grouchy this morning. ...

Yeah, I'm a little more grouchy this morning. And I realize that. You should see some of the replies I've written and wisely not hit the Submit Reply button!
11-15-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Iride01

It feels stupid till you get use to it, but when...

It feels stupid till you get use to it, but when you are riding a bike you should not have to use any force to pedal.

Except maybe for really hard fast accelerations and for times you are climbing...
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