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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 112
Posted By Iride01

I'd think your statement here is a HTFU attitude

I'd think your statement here is a HTFU attitude
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 112
Posted By Iride01

Lighter weight going up the hill, whether the...

Lighter weight going up the hill, whether the bike or you will make it easier. Lower gearing too will make it easier as you've ask about. But that will also make your climbing speed slower unless...
07-03-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By Iride01

USA network seems to be carrying the TdF live...

USA network seems to be carrying the TdF live with the usual NBC announcers here in the USA broadcast market. No need for Peacock.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Iride01

Do the chipped teeth on the ring cause any...

Do the chipped teeth on the ring cause any issues? If no issues directly caused by them then I wouldn't replace.

We might should eventually get into a discussion of how to photograph your bike!...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 112
Posted By Iride01

I moved from flat to hilly 4 - 6% grades of 40 to...

I moved from flat to hilly 4 - 6% grades of 40 to 50 feet occasional 80 feet of elevation change with each hill. For me it was getting a lighter bike that did the most good. Even 5 pounds lighter...
07-03-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By Iride01

Not every bike needs to be rescued. However...

Not every bike needs to be rescued. However steel and aluminum bikes don't need to go in the trash either. They need to go to a scrap yard so their materials get made into something else. If they...
07-02-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Iride01

Sometimes I find myself wishing I could try out...

Sometimes I find myself wishing I could try out such things. However I've never had a stuck seat post or stuck quill in my steerer tube that a rap with a hammer wouldn't cure.

Oh woe is me!
...
07-02-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By Iride01

Well you do what you have to do... or want to do....

Well you do what you have to do... or want to do.

Once you rid yourself that theft in your neighborhood won't be an issue, then the only other thing I imagine will be at issue is corrosion or...
07-02-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 597
Posted By Iride01

What about page 9? „ Assemble with sprocket max...

What about page 9? „ Assemble with sprocket max 28T or more
or „ For front triple, assemble with sprocket max 30T or less

or even page 10 „ For front triple, assemble with sprocket
max 32T or...
07-02-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Iride01

That's your call. I suppose if you have no idea...

That's your call. I suppose if you have no idea what too tight is then they might be useful

If you don't need the torque measuring or limiting function of the tools then you spend way less money...
07-02-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 616
Posted By Iride01

SweatVac (https://sweatvac.com/) is what I use,...

SweatVac (https://sweatvac.com/) is what I use, but a Halo, the PI skull cap, even a dew rag or anything else probably works just as well. I like the full head covering though as before I started...
07-01-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Iride01

My Di2 bike is eleven speed and 2 years old. It...

My Di2 bike is eleven speed and 2 years old. It doesn't have a "Wart" under the stem. So also it will be true that not all 11 speed Di2 bikes have warts.

I'm only assuming "wart" means the Di2...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 470
Posted By Iride01

It's something you do have to get use too. High...

It's something you do have to get use too. High humidity and high temps do sap my energy more noticeably. But not to be left out for seriousness, being in a hot dry climate might also leave you not...
07-01-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Iride01

I know you said latest, but which latest? The 12...

I know you said latest, but which latest? The 12 speed Di2 or the 11 speed Di2?

Just like anything else, you have to know what model and version of Di2 you are talking about. For the last few...
07-01-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Iride01

I've seen others with the same issue. It might...

I've seen others with the same issue. It might cause you to have a failure sooner than not. But the others I've seen were much worse looking and they lasted their owners many rides.

I've wondered...
07-01-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By Iride01

It's not a big deal. You can with a little effort...

It's not a big deal. You can with a little effort push the crank arms on far enough to engage the stopper plate with your own hands. At least I have been able too.

The only purpose of the fancy...
07-01-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By Iride01

It's the wrong color. I wouldn't even make an...

It's the wrong color. I wouldn't even make an offer for it. Besides that, I'm done with used and old bikes.
06-30-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Iride01

It might help to know how dirty your bike gets....

It might help to know how dirty your bike gets. As well as what type of grime it is. I haven't washed a bike in many years. Not since my kids grew up and quit riding their bikes in the mud.

I...
06-30-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Iride01

Though I mentioned reaming, I wouldn't ream the...

Though I mentioned reaming, I wouldn't ream the tube unless the inside surface is so bad that it makes inserting the seat post smoothly difficult. As to double or single I guess you are talking...
06-30-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Iride01

Depends on a lot more stuff than what you...

Depends on a lot more stuff than what you measured with your Swiss made Vernier calipers. Actually they aren't the precise way to measure the inside diameter of any round tube needing real accuracy....
06-30-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 547
Posted By Iride01

Ultegra and DuraAce were already up there in...

Ultegra and DuraAce were already up there in price. I just see it as electronic shifting is getting less expensive, so it makes no sense to have both a cable pulled model of the same tier group along...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 569
Posted By Iride01

I'd spend your money on a new bike. At 21.5 lbs,...

I'd spend your money on a new bike. At 21.5 lbs, you probably aren't going to get significantly lighter without going to a complete Ultegra or DuraAce groups and better wheels. Then you'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By Iride01

I'd go for something newer than a helmet from the...

I'd go for something newer than a helmet from the 1990's. Maybe the foam and other components are in perfect working order. But you won't know, even if you have a crash and survive. You'll be like me...
06-30-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 597
Posted By Iride01

Formulas tend to be very exact and don't take...

Formulas tend to be very exact and don't take into account every possible component group, cassette range or chain ring difference.

In reality there isn't an exact number of links your chain must...
06-30-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Iride01

Keep taking it back to the Authorized Jamis...

Keep taking it back to the Authorized Jamis dealers or service centers and have them keep looking at the issue. Find out if the other stuff you are griping about is or isn't covered under warranty.
...
06-30-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,523
Posted By Iride01

Not sure what "feel" it is that you are losing...

Not sure what "feel" it is that you are losing with Di2 or any electronic shifter. It's not really so much that they shift better if at all. It's that they don't require as much ongoing maintenance...
06-29-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 316
Posted By Iride01

I'd ask the manufacturer. I don't know of any...

I'd ask the manufacturer. I don't know of any standards for such that every bicycle manufacturer must abide by.
06-29-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Iride01

Be patient. Don't let the noise bother you so...

Be patient. Don't let the noise bother you so much. Eventually it will show you exactly what the problem is and it is unlikely to cost more to fix it then that what you'll spend trying to fix all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By Iride01

Has Cavendish ever expressed any desire to break...

Has Cavendish ever expressed any desire to break his tie with Eddy? Both are so far over any other active rider for TdF stage wins that I doubt we'll ever seen any other be close soon.

Sagan is...
06-29-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Iride01

If you don't have a trainer to put the bike in,...

If you don't have a trainer to put the bike in, then just try leaning your far shoulder on a wall or something.

A pic that shows all of your profile on the bike with your leg closest to the camera...
06-29-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Iride01

Don't know. That's your decision as I can't see...

Don't know. That's your decision as I can't see you on the bike in person. Nor ask questions I might think appropriate for any thought that might come to mind while you ride around on the bike. I...
06-29-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Iride01

Try here.... ...

Try here....

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php?category=7125
06-28-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By Iride01

This is a new, five month old Trek FX1? First...

This is a new, five month old Trek FX1? First thing you need to do is take it back to the dealer that you bought it from and at least find out what they say about it. Might be there is something...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By Iride01

Two different cyclists on two different teams...

Two different cyclists on two different teams with different agreed upon terms, different motivations for each person and the rest of the team. I think it's weird that you'd compare their suitability...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By Iride01

Of the three, I'd go with the Specialized...

Of the three, I'd go with the Specialized Diverge. Should be ideal for 40 miles per week. When or if you get to doing 90 or more miles a week then you'll have a better understanding about some of the...
06-28-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Iride01

I'd probably use what ever I had on hand. Just...

I'd probably use what ever I had on hand. Just so I could ride sooner. If the looks bothered me or it started to corrode at some point in the future, then I'd deal with it then and use some other...
06-28-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 392,229
Posted By Iride01

It's much better than no helmet protection for...

It's much better than no helmet protection for crashes that involve head injury and potential for concussion. Probably any more expensive helmet is just marginal gains. Although I do use a somewhat...
06-28-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Iride01

Depends on what that loud sound is and when. ...

Depends on what that loud sound is and when.

Might just be that now that all the sound attenuating gunk has been removed from the cassette and rings that it is now at the normal sound level it...
06-28-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 424
Posted By Iride01

If the wind speed over the ground is about the...

If the wind speed over the ground is about the same as my speed over the ground. And my only choices are headwind or tailwind. I'll choose a headwind in any situation climbing or just cruising on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,383
Posted By Iride01

Wind direction maybe. Also having someone way up...

Wind direction maybe. Also having someone way up in front of you sometimes gives you more motivation to catch up and pass. And lets face it, flat terrain is just boring.

Weight whether you or the...
06-28-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Iride01

I'd ignore the .5" and then realize that Giant...

I'd ignore the .5" and then realize that Giant says that either the small or medium frame might be good for you.

Which did you feel better on?

Realize though that if you aren't already in the...
06-28-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Iride01

Rest doesn't mean sit and do nothing. You can go...

Rest doesn't mean sit and do nothing. You can go for a ride. Just don't expect to be at your very best when you try to race someone to the top of a hill. Might be beneficial not to plan your...
06-28-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Iride01

If you bought this at a local shop, then I'd take...

If you bought this at a local shop, then I'd take it back and just see what they say about the issue and if they offer to do anything towards fixing it.

However if the pad is worn to the point...
06-27-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By Iride01

Compression and bike shorts or bibs is not really...

Compression and bike shorts or bibs is not really two terms that go together, IMO.

I don't want my muscles compressed by my shorts. I just want the fabric to be just snug enough to move with my...
06-27-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By Iride01

Have you pulled the cable out to make certain...

Have you pulled the cable out to make certain it's not frayed inside the shifter?

When I hear that going to the high ratio gears is an issue and shifting to the low ratio gears is okay, then...
06-27-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Iride01

All you have to do is tell us you put them in...

All you have to do is tell us you put them in your gallery. There were 3 others there, but they looked the same to me. So I only posted this.
...
06-27-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Iride01

Sometimes cheap stuff last a long time and...

Sometimes cheap stuff last a long time and sometimes it doesn't. Probably depends on if you get the one unit that everything was more perfect when put together. Quality control and manufacturing...
06-27-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By Iride01

With your chain too tight, you very well may have...

With your chain too tight, you very well may have worn the teeth of the chainring and/or rear cog. As well as worn the chain so there is too much spacing between the links which will only wear out...
06-19-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,226
Posted By Iride01

Thing is it's not really important at all what...

Thing is it's not really important at all what material a bike is made of.

All though you seem to be promoting the idea that steel is the only thing a sensible cyclist should ride. The only...
06-18-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,075
Posted By Iride01

My 10 dollar Zefal that is over a dozen years old...

My 10 dollar Zefal that is over a dozen years old gets me to 125 psi easily if I want to go that high. I can probably get it to over 150 if I tried. If your pump gives you issues then probably it's...
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