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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 117
Posted By Iride01

You'll probably find it pretty difficult to...

You'll probably find it pretty difficult to maintain a consistent power both up and down the other side. Not unless you climb with very little power and therefor will be slower overall.

If you...
05-26-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By Iride01

The headset might be proprietary, but the actual...

The headset might be proprietary, but the actual bearing sets may be something that can be had at the local bearing supplier for industry in ones own area. However without seeing all the pieces parts...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Iride01

If it works currently, then continue to use it...

If it works currently, then continue to use it till it doesn't. If you just want to spend more money, then that's on you.

Welcome to BF!


Little side details about how you ride your bike, the...
05-26-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 129
Posted By Iride01

Stopper plate!

Stopper plate!
05-26-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 333
Posted By Iride01

Just accept the fact that bicycles aren't...

Just accept the fact that bicycles aren't supposed to be quiet. They are mechanical things using a chain and cogs. Along with a bunch of other stuff that is not made anywhere near the precision of...
05-25-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By Iride01

The nice thing about Epoxy and most resins is...

The nice thing about Epoxy and most resins is that they can be sanded down if the thing comes off again. And you can try again every time it comes off. Never messed with carbon fiber but I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By Iride01

You'll only know for sure if you try. I'm still...

You'll only know for sure if you try. I'm still riding on 25's. And I've been on some pretty bumpy roads. If I rode bumpy roads all the time I might switch to 28's. Though I have been wondering why...
05-25-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 129
Posted By Iride01

What are you calling the retainer? Is that the...

What are you calling the retainer? Is that the stopper plate in the split of the crank arm? If so, it's supposed to be pulled out slightly before you tighten the plastic cap to get the crank arm...
05-25-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 336
Posted By Iride01

Go ride some old bikes with single pivot brakes...

Go ride some old bikes with single pivot brakes and chromed steel rims. Then you'll have a better appreciation for just how good your current brakes really are.
05-25-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By Iride01

I'd just clean and sand the area on the stay...

I'd just clean and sand the area on the stay where it goes and put some resin on it and let it cure. You might find someone familiar with CF and see if just regular Epoxy resin is okay or not.
...
05-25-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Iride01

Yes it is sad, but if you take it to a scrap yard...

Yes it is sad, but if you take it to a scrap yard it'll get melted down and made into new. Re-cycled aluminum is much less impact on energy and pollution than is mining aluminum which also uses up a...
05-25-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Iride01

Not every old bike needs to be saved. Consider...

Not every old bike needs to be saved. Consider taking it to a scrap yard so it can be whatever it's supposed to be in it's next re-incarnation.

Welcome to BF!


If you have to do something,...
05-25-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By Iride01

Which specific version of the Ultegra Di2? The...

Which specific version of the Ultegra Di2? The road group 12 speed DuraAce or 12 speed Ultegra DR the OP must have is only spec'd to a large cog of 34 teeth.

Though I know the yada yada of the...
05-25-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,489
Posted By Iride01

Mods can't remove all the evidence of the stuff...

Mods can't remove all the evidence of the stuff they sometimes do. Maybe they touched something minor up for you hoping you wouldn't notice!

Did you have a cuss word or something in there?
05-25-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, it's all downhill from here... Unlike...

Yeah, it's all downhill from here... Unlike cycling where downhill is usually a good thing for most of us, this kind of downhill isn't. So embrace the up hill rides. Doing a lot of them will help...
05-25-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 301
Posted By Iride01

Just to re-iterate what Rolla said in a slightly...

Just to re-iterate what Rolla said in a slightly different way, when you are pedaling at a higher cadence, you usually have less actual force on the pedals. So you can very often shift with...
05-25-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 262
Posted By Iride01

Do you know what that little plate is between the...

Do you know what that little plate is between the pinch bolts on the crank arm? That's the stopper plate. It'll let you be able to tell when the arm is on far enough. However in the pic, it looks...
05-25-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 301
Posted By Iride01

Yes you'll probably hear noise when the chain is...

Yes you'll probably hear noise when the chain is at other than ideal angles. In the 10, 11 or 12 tooth cogs you might even feel a vibration when you are pedaling with a little bit of muscle while at...
05-25-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Iride01

Have you seen the prices ask on eBay and...

Have you seen the prices ask on eBay and Craigslist for thirty year old bikes?

Though I do agree they are worth close to $0 to me also.
05-25-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Iride01

I'd claim the two bikes two bikes as totaled. Let...

I'd claim the two bikes two bikes as totaled. Let the other person or their insurance agent argue that they aren't And the bike rack too. Even visually you can't really be sure when we are talking...
05-25-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By Iride01

As long as you can move the front DR to the...

As long as you can move the front DR to the proper height above your big chain ring it should not care what you put on it. Though the settings in e-Tube may not have the ring combos to display to you...
05-25-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Iride01

Storage conditions can deteriorate tires quickly....

Storage conditions can deteriorate tires quickly. Ozone, chemicals that might have gotten on them during the last ride and sat on them for the months in storage. Or just a slightly not so perfect...
05-25-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 278
Posted By Iride01

Not as long as humans can't all get along...

Not as long as humans can't all get along together in peace and harmony.
05-25-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Iride01

Pretend I and others have no idea about the name...

Pretend I and others have no idea about the name Jill Lepore. What's at the end of that link that will make me want to use some of my time to go there? What particularly peaked your interest about...
05-24-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Iride01

I too agree with #2 and #3. If it is muscle...

I too agree with #2 and #3.

If it is muscle pain or abrasion, then that's another solution.

But it's common for persons that are new to riding or start back after 3 or so months off the saddle...
05-24-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, if you are going to travel with your dog,...

Yeah, if you are going to travel with your dog, then make sure it is on your bike with you or in a trailer.

Unless your rides are only going to be slow and short, the dog won't like it, but it...
05-24-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Iride01

I think that if you riding in a hilly area, that...

I think that if you riding in a hilly area, that you need to understand that the number of speeds on the rear or number of rings on the front mean nothing for whether you'll be able to get up those...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 474
Posted By Iride01

No, I can't do that because you might be...

No, I can't do that because you might be describing me! :thumb:

And giving one of the reason my garage is so full of useless to me stuff that I somehow think might come in useful one day.
05-24-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 156
Posted By Iride01

Did your tube puncture on the rim side, the road...

Did your tube puncture on the rim side, the road side or the sidewall side?

Regardless, if your rim tape is loose, it should be replaced. Don't just copy what you see though, it might have been...
05-24-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Iride01

So why should I go to that link for a read over...

So why should I go to that link for a read over all the other places I can read about bicycling history?

Come on dude, if your are going to link something you need to give a sales pitch whether...
05-24-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 278
Posted By Iride01

Were there restrictions? All I see here is that...

Were there restrictions? All I see here is that you and the first driver didn't know and maybe the other driver did know something. But maybe even he was wrong.

If you are going to travel on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Iride01

Can you get to them and try them out? Otherwise...

Can you get to them and try them out? Otherwise it'll be a guess. Your fit on the 52 cm Scott will be more aggressive than the 54 cm Specialized/S-works. But maybe not much. Some people like...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 474
Posted By Iride01

The real question is what do you want to do with...

The real question is what do you want to do with it.

If you sell it will you always feel bad that you didn't try it? Or, will you be frustrated thinking you didn't get enough for it? Or will...
05-23-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Iride01

How many miles or kilometers on the parts...

How many miles or kilometers on the parts involved here? The chain ring might well be worn too and now the new chain exposes that issue since it's now correctly spaced.

This part is all IMO, but...
05-23-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Iride01

I don't know if it is or isn't a proper touring...

I don't know if it is or isn't a proper touring geometry. I just think of mountain bikes as being the ideal for off road riding. And touring is done on the road. So my comment was more that Mountain...
05-23-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 221
Posted By Iride01

I'm including the difference of the tires...

I'm including the difference of the tires normally on a 27" bike which are usually 32 mm wide. The width of a tire is generally about the distance it adds to the radius of the wheel. And compared to...
05-23-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 221
Posted By Iride01

If this was a saddle all the way forward or...

If this was a saddle all the way forward or rearward on it's rails I might be uncomfortable too. But for the brake pads I have no issue with going all the way to the end of the slot. The pads don't...
05-23-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Iride01

Can a mountain touring bike ever be a true road...

Can a mountain touring bike ever be a true road touring bike? Seems like the geometry will be all wrong.

Or are you wanting to tour on a bicycle off of all roads paved, gravel or otherwise?

As...
05-23-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Iride01

WTF! I saw this reported in Google news a...

WTF!

I saw this reported in Google news a while back. We need some better material to work with.
05-23-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Iride01

Not sure you'll get much help with touching the...

Not sure you'll get much help with touching the ground with your feet from the saddle with that smaller front wheel. And if you want your saddle further forward to be more like a TT bike's saddle to...
05-23-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 637
Posted By Iride01

Yep, I pretty much said the same thing. So is...

Yep, I pretty much said the same thing. So is this an argument about who said it first? <grin>

Well on a road bike geometry, the proper saddle height only has a range of about 1 inch. So that...
05-23-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 637
Posted By Iride01

Is it true that if you want the posture...

Is it true that if you want the posture prescribed by the fitter, the position of the seat and the handlebars w.r.t. the bottom bracket are determined by that? Saddle position can be regulated by...
05-23-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By Iride01

That's a very real concern. We had a 74 yo...

That's a very real concern. We had a 74 yo cyclist get killed by a hit and run driver after dark in February of last year. Driver was eventually caught days later. Depending on the exact section...
05-23-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,489
Posted By Iride01

Ha ha! Did I really need to state that I was...

Ha ha!

Did I really need to state that I was talking about Calories displayed by a cycling computer so you didn't think we were down at the base level of what a Calorie is? However I did...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 546
Posted By Iride01

I agree with you on this, but I fear that other...

I agree with you on this, but I fear that other bike manufactures sites might soon follow. This idiotic way of displaying things seems to have caught favor over the last few years at other sites...
05-23-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Iride01

I probably will have let it go to the scrap yard...

I probably will have let it go to the scrap yard were it could be recycled into something. Not certain every entry level bike or any level bike needs to be saved.

Though I guess it wouldn't have...
05-23-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 221
Posted By Iride01

Voilà, your pics.... ...

Voilà, your pics....
...
05-23-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 419
Posted By Iride01

So if you know a wheel builder, and they are...

So if you know a wheel builder, and they are somewhat clued in to the ERD and spoke hole diameters and whatever else needs to be known about the wheel... then have you ask them where the mistake...
05-23-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 221
Posted By Iride01

If you pick the 27" wheel & tire in the future,...

If you pick the 27" wheel & tire in the future, then make sure you have room. That's going use up at least 8 more millimeters (≈5/16") clearance to whatever the closest point of interference is....
05-23-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 205
Posted By Iride01

You can always ask the seller to verify how they...

You can always ask the seller to verify how they measured it. Nor do I know how Bridgestone might have measured it. Sometimes mfrs. did it differently than the expected BB center to top of seat...
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