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08-15-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Iride01

As your group grows, remember that there'll be...

As your group grows, remember that there'll be more people that may not want to ride in just the casual manner you and some others do.

So be ready with plans for that. And take note of those that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By Iride01

If you are thinking of a new bike, then some if...

If you are thinking of a new bike, then some if not many new road bikes are built to handle wider tires. And many gravel bikes are pretty much a road frame geometry with just provision for much wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 760
Posted By Iride01

No, but you were the only person to on two...

No, but you were the only person to on two occasions that stated my results were worthless.

I'd still think you'd want to do a test for yourself. It's what I'd encourage everyone to do. Find the...
08-15-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By Iride01

I'm trying to understand why you are having an...

I'm trying to understand why you are having an issue. Garmin usually includes an out front mount and their age old plastic mount with all the rubber bands.
...
08-15-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 153
Posted By Iride01

In the 70's I never needed a tool to adjust my...

In the 70's I never needed a tool to adjust my brakes other than simple wrenches to undo the pinch bolt and re-set the cable position if the barrel adjuster wouldn't get it where needed. If they were...
08-15-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 142
Posted By Iride01

I think you also said that on the day after you...

I think you also said that on the day after you don't feel spiffy. That too is a sign of not getting enough fluids. And deydration + work isn't a good thing for your heart muscle in general.
08-15-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 242
Posted By Iride01

Unless you are very capable at DIY and able to...

Unless you are very capable at DIY and able to easily catch on to the stuff required to do the new to you electronic shifting installation, then I recommend you just buy a new bike with it already...
08-15-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 142
Posted By Iride01

If you aren't drinking anything on a ride of more...

If you aren't drinking anything on a ride of more than 20 minutes duration then I'd have to strongly suggest that is a part of the problem.

And if you do any hard accelerations or climbs or just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,946
Posted By Iride01

Most members here will rather you join in on some...

Most members here will rather you join in on some of the current conversations rather than reviving long dead threads just to add adulations.

The mods sort of frown on really lame posts just to...
08-15-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By Iride01

Are you pushing really hard on the pedals? Shift...

Are you pushing really hard on the pedals? Shift to a lower gear if you are. Pedaling should be easy and not require a lot of strength or muscle until you run out of lower gears.

I think you...
08-15-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 259
Posted By Iride01

It's amusing to me when people say they sweat...

It's amusing to me when people say they sweat like a pig when really they mean they sweat like a horse. Pigs don't sweat! Horses sweat profusely when worked.
08-15-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 166
Posted By Iride01

The wheel revolves around a center axis. So as...

The wheel revolves around a center axis. So as long as that is fixed. Which your axle should be unless loose or broken, then any deviation is either the wheel out of true or the tire itself is...
08-15-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 259
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't put it on the stay. You'll have less...

I wouldn't put it on the stay. You'll have less time to notice anything bad going on before it's too late. If you can't put it inside the main triangle or on top of the top tube, then consider the...
08-15-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 166
Posted By Iride01

I'd also lean toward your wheel not being true. ...

I'd also lean toward your wheel not being true. Also, on a regular bike with a freewheel I might wonder if the axle is broken.

Also wondering if that tire is too big for the bike. Is that the...
08-15-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 97
Posted By Iride01

If it's just surface rust, then knock off all...

If it's just surface rust, then knock off all your can with a wire brush. Use a metal primer that your paint says is compatible with it and then paint your bike.
08-15-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By Iride01

Everyone is somewhat unique in their use for a...

Everyone is somewhat unique in their use for a bike don't ride the same type of riding that others do. Many people get bikes that were made for the style of riding they do, the intensity with which...
08-15-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 212
Posted By Iride01

My pocket on the rear of my jersey. I put it in...

My pocket on the rear of my jersey. I put it in a plastic zipper bag to keep my sweat off of it.
08-14-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Iride01

The tubes in my bike tires are over a couple...

The tubes in my bike tires are over a couple years old. The one spare tube in the bike bag too. I guess using that logic, I'm SOL.

However I know from experience that you can use tubes way older...
08-14-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 153
Posted By Iride01

If your brakes are the same model and series and...

If your brakes are the same model and series and your levers the same model and series, then your issue is likely the pads are spaced further on one brake than the other. As cxwrench said, just...
08-14-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Iride01

The high volume pump or high CFM, is only really...

The high volume pump or high CFM, is only really needed if you let your big wide tires go flat often and you have to pump them all the way up again. Perhaps they are useful for tubeless setups, but...
08-14-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By Iride01

I pretty much agree with you. Just to write what...

I pretty much agree with you. Just to write what I've been already saying in slightly different words and bouncing them off your thoughts...

Definitely need to identify what customers will be...
08-14-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By Iride01

The Zone 2 HR thing is of real training value....

The Zone 2 HR thing is of real training value. However when we that do training in other Zones mention the other Zones, then invariably you find people taking that to mean all we do is work in the...
08-14-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 274
Posted By Iride01

Don't wish yourself less muscle. IMO, Muscle...

Don't wish yourself less muscle. IMO, Muscle will help you keep from having to later write threads asking about new pains you are experiencing in your arms, shoulders, elbows and hands.

It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 760
Posted By Iride01

Why don't you do the test for yourself? It really...

Why don't you do the test for yourself? It really won't mean anything for me to do the test for you because my conditions are unlikely to be your conditions. I'm loathe to do the test again because I...
08-14-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 232
Posted By Iride01

Congrats! Did you stay with a group or solo?...

Congrats!

Did you stay with a group or solo? A group will bust up the air for you and you'll do that 100 miles with much less effort than solo. Unless you stay on the front all the time.

If you...
08-14-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By Iride01

Maybe also tell the bike shop that you have...

Maybe also tell the bike shop that you have problems with the shifting and ask them to find out why.

If all you do is buy some housing and tell them to check the hangar, then many will only do...
08-14-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By Iride01

And there is no abnormal play? Straddle the bike...

And there is no abnormal play? Straddle the bike on sidewalk or surface that has good tire grip. Lock the front brake and then push forward on the frame, not the handlebars, and then backwards. Does...
08-14-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Iride01

My first thought was that when you put the tire...

My first thought was that when you put the tire on that you had part of the tire bead pinching the tube and it simply failed because of that. However you say that your tire came off the rim so that...
08-14-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By Iride01

Mainly because there are simply far too many...

Mainly because there are simply far too many options, and I'm sure if I tried, I would miss some..[/QUOTE]
Good choice on your part. :thumb:

I do a lot of HR Zone 3 and 4 on a 22 mile route with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Iride01

Are they actual Shimano brand and you bought the...

Are they actual Shimano brand and you bought the hoods that match your particular model and version STI?

Of course I'm only assuming STI. Might help if you provide more details about what exactly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 760
Posted By Iride01

Worthless? I still don't understand why some...

Worthless?

I still don't understand why some of you think it's worthless or that I'm misunderstanding something.

How am I to interpret that when doing the same route of the same distance and...
08-13-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By Iride01

You can upload pics to the Gallery here on BF....

You can upload pics to the Gallery here on BF. Someone will find them and post them in this thread for you.

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/

Or you can put the pic's on https://imgur.com or other...
08-13-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By Iride01

In many places this is probably going to be you...

In many places this is probably going to be you finding the person you feel deserving of the bike. Once it's not yours, you really shouldn't put limitations or expectations on its use or transfer to...
08-13-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By Iride01

I ride a 52/36 front and a 11-30 rear 11 speed...

I ride a 52/36 front and a 11-30 rear 11 speed cassette in constantly rolling hills. Am considering getting a 53/39. When I go to Colorado which has longer distances of continuous of climbing I've...
08-13-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 690
Posted By Iride01

Were is the sailboat that goes with that mast in...

Were is the sailboat that goes with that mast in the first pic? Bikes I've seen a lot of lately. I miss my sailboat. But I got to the point where I couldn't Bring Out Another Thousand!
08-13-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 690
Posted By Iride01

Seems you are 10 years or more late to the party!...

Seems you are 10 years or more late to the party!

Though for the very smooth asphalt I normally ride here, I still use a 25mm tire and have for at least 7 years though even 23mm tires aren't bad...
08-13-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By Iride01

How much pad do you have left. If you aren't...

How much pad do you have left. If you aren't down to .5 mm on the pads and 1.5 mm on the rotor then you might try sanding them. Though you need to be sure those are the limits for your Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 760
Posted By Iride01

I didn't have a PM at the time. Perhaps I might...

I didn't have a PM at the time. Perhaps I might get interested in doing this again. Though I'll probably wait till I put some 28 mm tires on the bike. And that might be next year since I have one...
08-13-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By Iride01

Lot of rambling there just for that question that...

Lot of rambling there just for that question that really seems to sum up all the others.

The sweet spot really depends on your fitness level, how well you understand how to use gears to your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 760
Posted By Iride01

No, not think, I know. I use the pressure...

No, not think, I know.

I use the pressure that both my data and legs tell me let me be faster and feel like I actually put out less effort to do so. I have very smooth asphalt that I ride on with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Iride01

For a 15 minute ride I wouldn't get a road bike....

For a 15 minute ride I wouldn't get a road bike. Get a cruiser. It'll already have the fenders and might even come with a cargo rack which you might need if you are indeed going to commute. Road...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 760
Posted By Iride01

I have 622 x 25 mm Conti GP 5000 tubed tires. I...

I have 622 x 25 mm Conti GP 5000 tubed tires. I generally use 100 psi front and 115-120 rear. I tried running lower, but I was both slower and felt more tired in my legs. Not to mention a few bridges...
08-12-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By Iride01

That is the most contorted routing I've ever seen...

That is the most contorted routing I've ever seen too. Perhaps all the bending so close to the end had different stress in each strand that just simply needed to relieve itself... quickly.
08-12-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 339
Posted By Iride01

PR's, at least for me are time based. So I'm not...

PR's, at least for me are time based. So I'm not sure why if you make a segment out of that stretch why you wouldn't get a PR if you bested your previous times. Have you made a segment out of that...
Forum: Southeast
08-12-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 42
Posted By Iride01

Are you looking for an organized ride in October 2022?

If you want to come to Mississippi then there is a ride for children's cancer on October 8, 2022.

65, 44, 25 and 10 mile long routes. I put the links to the sign up over in this other thread......
08-12-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Iride01

Cycle Out Kids Cancer - Oct 8, 2022, Ridgeland MS

I think this is a fairly new ride for this area though I'm pretty sure it ran last year if not a few other years. First time I've ever signed up for it and the course looks like a decent ride that...
08-12-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 238
Posted By Iride01

I wasn't asking about whether the component...

I wasn't asking about whether the component groups have 3x versions.

It's the frame design that sometimes determines if you can put those 3x components on your bike and have the proper chain line...
08-12-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By Iride01

A lot of that is going to depend on us as...

A lot of that is going to depend on us as cyclists. Mountain bikers like to or use to talk about wheels and tires in overall diameter of the tire because the terrain sometimes favored smaller tires...
08-12-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 339
Posted By Iride01

Your times shouldn't be affected by the wheel...

Your times shouldn't be affected by the wheel sensor issue. So you can calculate yourself what your average is for the ride. Though I'd be surprised if the errant wheel sensors messed up anything...
08-12-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 286
Posted By Iride01

Strange, usually posts by the OP get at least 2...

Strange, usually posts by the OP get at least 2 or 3 pages long by the end of the first day! <grin>

You are losing your touch LarrySellerz !

How 'bout a pic of the issue?
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