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09-24-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
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: 850
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: 9
Views: 162
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: 850
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: 5
Views: 181
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: 9
Views: 162
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: 12
Views: 250
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: 9
Views: 162
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: 20
Views: 293
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: 307
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: 255
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: 221
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: 221
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: 138
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: 417
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: 1,472
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: 330
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: 32
Views: 635
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: 12
Views: 250
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: 221
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: 417
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: 200
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: 143
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: 2,211
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: 200
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: 330
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: 428
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: 6
Views: 277
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: 551
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: 2,211
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: 428
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: 330
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: 32
Views: 635
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: 269
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: 45
Views: 735
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: 764
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: 58
Views: 1,122
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: 255
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: 40
Views: 572
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: 255
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: 255
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: 107
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: 174
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: 40
Views: 572
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: 561
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: 15
Views: 525
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: 352
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...
09-21-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 865
Posted By Iride01

There is yin-yang going on with all the other...

There is yin-yang going on with all the other geometry, tube lengths and stem and bar lengths. So don't just focus on on specific geometry feature and ignore everything else. Longer wheel base will...
09-21-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By Iride01

Latex is more supple supposedly. So at the same...

Latex is more supple supposedly. So at the same pressure they should be more comfortable. Pressure isn't the only thing that determines comfort.

I've never used latex tubes. I've been toying with...
09-20-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Iride01

Riser bars can get you a little higher too...

Riser bars can get you a little higher too without having to go to weirdly angled stems or extender tubes which I wouldn't do.

Many different brands have them. These get you 15mm higher, but I'm...
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