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07-24-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 551
Posted By Iride01

If you want to wear a underwear then use the...

If you want to wear a underwear then use the sports type underwear that is made from synthetic material. They look pretty much like cycling shorts anyhow. So you'll be fine just wearing them and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By Iride01

If they are museum pieces then keep them in your...

If they are museum pieces then keep them in your museum. Get some new straps for every day wear and tear.
07-24-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Iride01

Did you recently change the chain? What "speed"...

Did you recently change the chain? What "speed" chain and how many cogs on the rear of your bike? Did you recently change the crankset, what "speed" crank did you get?

Did you recently change...
07-24-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By Iride01

When I had a rash of issues with tubes, I...

When I had a rash of issues with tubes, I eventually found out it was my faulty installation of them. But not till later after I'd changed brands several times.
07-24-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Iride01

Apparently things going to your album don't get...

Apparently things going to your album don't get show immediately to us in your profile either. But I did find them in the general Gallery sorting by "recents".
...
07-24-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 79
Posted By Iride01

I was getting failures on my presta valves at the...

I was getting failures on my presta valves at the base. The culprit was the air chuck that wasn't fully releasing and simply pulling on the valve stem too much as I removed the chuck. Maybe this...
07-24-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 406
Posted By Iride01

What will be more measurable is how less tired...

What will be more measurable is how less tired your legs will be. Why don't you just try them and see what you get. Average the best 6 out of 12 of the same rides with one tire set against 6 best...
07-24-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 551
Posted By Iride01

I'd buy several pair. Maybe start a go fund me...

I'd buy several pair. Maybe start a go fund me page if you have to. Otherwise just rinse them in fresh clean water at the end of every day. If you have a little oxyclean, or other sanitizer, then add...
07-24-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 321
Posted By Iride01

To a certain extent it is BS. I'd still...

To a certain extent it is BS.

I'd still recommend buying a bike for the intended majority use. If there are more than one intended use, then buy multiple bikes. Since many won't want to buy...
07-23-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By Iride01

I rode 44 miles today. All the cars, dump trucks...

I rode 44 miles today. All the cars, dump trucks and traffic on the two lane country roads were great except for one tiny car that passed me on the outbound and then an 1hr 20min later the same car...
07-23-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Iride01

You may not see much of a speed increase due to...

You may not see much of a speed increase due to weight. However you will find you'll have more energy at the end of your normal routes and simply want to ride further or more often.

My new bike is...
07-23-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Iride01

My saddle is fairly level. Maybe a little nose...

My saddle is fairly level. Maybe a little nose down but not much. IMO the balancing on the saddle thing to get your weight off your hands has a lot of people doing the wrong stuff and too far in...
07-23-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By Iride01

So is it correct that the cable end is held fast...

So is it correct that the cable end is held fast to the frame and the housing moves to change the DR position?

That's a new one for me too!
07-23-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Iride01

If you read the fine print and pay by credit card...

If you read the fine print and pay by credit card you might find that even what you thought you were going to pay might be different if the rates change in their favor before the actual credit card...
07-23-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By Iride01

A pedal with a short axle/spindle? I think you...

A pedal with a short axle/spindle? I think you are just going to have to look.

If this is a parts question, you might ask in the bicycle mechanics section. Many of them never come in here where...
07-23-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By Iride01

What bike experience are you coming from? I...

What bike experience are you coming from? I personally would have to try them out before purchasing.

Some will feel great on large frames where others will feel great on small frames. Many will...
07-23-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Iride01

And you've tried saddles with various width cut...

And you've tried saddles with various width cut outs? Too wide can be as bad as too narrow for some. Experimented with saddle tilt?

The bones that you sit on are not just two knobs a set distance...
07-23-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Iride01

If you have 10 feet of spacing horizontally they...

If you have 10 feet of spacing horizontally they might be useful. However by the time a motorist at night gets close enough to you to differentiate and recognize what you are trying to tell them,...
07-23-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By Iride01

On Garmin Edges and some of their other devices...

On Garmin Edges and some of their other devices there are two different types of reset. One does and one doesn't. You probably should get on Garmin's site and search for resetting the Forerunner...
07-23-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 651
Posted By Iride01

I heard the driver was texting or doing other...

I heard the driver was texting or doing other social media stuff on their phone. But I doubt our legislators will ever do any meaningful legislation. They too use their phones constantly while...
07-23-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 321
Posted By Iride01

No one should want to find a hybrid bike. Buy...

No one should want to find a hybrid bike. Buy your bike for what you want to ride the most with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 522
Posted By Iride01

If you look on the manufacturer websites, many...

If you look on the manufacturer websites, many have a link on the detail page for each model that will show you what dealer has that model in inventory and the miles from you. Of course you need to...
07-22-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,390
Posted By Iride01

Of course pedestrians, runners and others have...

Of course pedestrians, runners and others have the ROW over cyclists. But at some point someone has to point out bad behavior. The runner had been running on the wrong side for several months....
07-22-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By Iride01

For some very few, it might be just addiction to...

For some very few, it might be just addiction to their phones that they want them out there. Yesterday, I passed a oncoming woman running with her phone stretched out in front of her. Had to call out...
07-22-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,390
Posted By Iride01

In situations that I feel I'm in the right, I'll...

In situations that I feel I'm in the right, I'll just stop. Then they have to make a decision. On the MUP, the last time I did this the runner stopped and ask me why. I explained that the MUP...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 522
Posted By Iride01

Prices for used bikes were stupid high 12 years...

Prices for used bikes were stupid high 12 years ago too. For various reasons too. COVID certainly has not helped. If you are willing to pay 3500 bucks for a bike, you can get a decent new bike for...
07-22-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Iride01

A drop bar. Why didn't you just say so instead of...

A drop bar. Why didn't you just say so instead of making me look them up.

If you want to keep them and keep the bike looking somewhat original and with an appealing aesthetic, then find a frame...
07-22-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By Iride01

I use to venture into the C&V forum. There were a...

I use to venture into the C&V forum. There were a lot of people in there that knew old bikes up and down and inside out. At the time, many of them were only seen in the C&V forum.

Don't know what...
07-22-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Iride01

What type handlebars? Drop bars? Maybe some riser...

What type handlebars? Drop bars? Maybe some riser type drops will help you.

These will get you a 15 mm higher position...
07-22-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Iride01

IMO... race road bikes are endurance geometry...

IMO... race road bikes are endurance geometry too. They just let you get a lower more aero position. Typically by having a lower stack height.

As for stem length, try every stem length you have...
07-22-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Iride01

Title works for OP and replies though if smaller...

Title works for OP and replies though if smaller is meaning the lower ratio cogs.
07-22-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Iride01

I stubbornly rode very large framed bikes most...

I stubbornly rode very large framed bikes most all my adult life. I called myself comfortable on them for the riding I was doing at the time. When I rode those way to large frames I wanted to be more...
07-22-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, same for the Gulf Coast here too. ...

Yeah, same for the Gulf Coast here too.

That's a good point, now I'm conflicted. My desire for the coast is based on my other pastime, sailing. Sailing around a lake to me is much like riding a...
07-22-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Iride01

Saddle looks too low to me. If you raise it, you...

Saddle looks too low to me. If you raise it, you will have a lower body position on the bars but your core strength may and should take over to reduce your weight on the bars. I'll run my saddle...
07-22-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Iride01

My '78 Raleigh with Campy friction shifter use to...

My '78 Raleigh with Campy friction shifter use to do that all the time but on the front shifter. It just needed to be tightened up. But sometime in a few weeks it'd get loose again. Never did...
07-22-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Iride01

I doubt that I would get enough to afford a...

I doubt that I would get enough to afford a decent gravel bike if I sold it.[/QUOTE]
I didn't say sell it. I said to give it to someone you dislike.

You can spend money on drop bars and...
07-21-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Iride01

Realize your reach will be further out on the...

Realize your reach will be further out on the drop bars. So you might need a shorter stem. Hybrids also tend to be heavy.

If that bike was made as a hybrid originally, then the geometry might...
07-21-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Iride01

Just make sure the wheel bearings are greased. ...

Just make sure the wheel bearings are greased.

If you don't coast much, then nothing in the freewheel really needs lube. Other than some very light something or other for corrosion protection.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 359
Posted By Iride01

My Bell 700C 25-32 mm inner tubes from Walmart...

My Bell 700C 25-32 mm inner tubes from Walmart weigh 111 grams. So a little heavier than you want, but they last a long time for me. Several tires will wear out first usually. Watch the stem length...
07-21-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By Iride01

Some of those things Garmin shows you or doesn't...

Some of those things Garmin shows you or doesn't show you at the end of a ride are based on the ride length. I don't know if that is though. But things like when to ask about bottles and Calories...
07-21-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Iride01

If you didn't remove the cable from the pinch...

If you didn't remove the cable from the pinch bolt of the DR then it might be that the cable is being held too short by the DR. So when you shift you don't have enough movement left in the DR to let...
07-21-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By Iride01

I finally bought a pair of bibs last year. I like...

I finally bought a pair of bibs last year. I like them, but I can't say that I like them any more or less than the shorts I've been happy with for over 12 years prior.

So for me the only...
07-21-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By Iride01

What would we talk about if we didn't re-hash the...

What would we talk about if we didn't re-hash the same stuff over and over. <grin>

At least by starting a new thread, we might maybe sort of get some more current thinking on the issue.
07-21-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Iride01

Have you grabbed the bare cable and pulled it out...

Have you grabbed the bare cable and pulled it out as you counted the clicks? But really the first thing I'd check on is if the cable end is frayed up in the shifter. Messing around with it before...
07-21-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Iride01

Probably worth about what you paid for it or a...

Probably worth about what you paid for it or a little less. Until you find someone that wants to buy it, it's only worth something to you.


What's this country?

Probably worth less here in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,104
Posted By Iride01

a spare tube. Last needed one 18 months ago. a...

a spare tube. Last needed one 18 months ago.
a set of tire levers. Last used probably 3 years ago because I showed my son how to remove the flat tire with fingers only 18 months ago.
a CO2...
07-21-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Iride01

Turn the bicycle right side up! Don't assess...

Turn the bicycle right side up!

Don't assess and adjust your DR's while the bike is not in the orientation and position you normally ride in. Gravity might be making you think there is a problem...
07-21-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Iride01

Sadly I too sometimes find the people at the LBS...

Sadly I too sometimes find the people at the LBS a little standoffish at times when you'd think they'd want to be jumping up and down that you came in their almost empty shop. Sometimes they are just...
07-20-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Iride01

On TdF stage 17 the Grupetto did 108 miles in...

On TdF stage 17 the Grupetto did 108 miles in 5:37:41.

While that might not sound like a great time for some of the regular 100 miler riders that are in a fast group, there were also 14,500 feet...
07-20-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Iride01

Same ole arguments. Same ole dated and never...

Same ole arguments. Same ole dated and never really correct rules of thumb and stuff from the 70's and 80's being touted as absolutes.
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