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09-20-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
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...
09-20-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Iride01

Once in a blue moon you go off on unpaved trails...

Once in a blue moon you go off on unpaved trails that are slippery? Do you know ahead of time? Just change tires before you ride them. Once you get used to it, it doesn't take much time at all.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 611
Posted By Iride01

If you have to watch then you are doing it wrong....

If you have to watch then you are doing it wrong. Can't you tell where your feet are? Eyes are better kept on the road. I think I can turn on a dime too. I've never had, or at least don't recall...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 321
Posted By Iride01

On my bikes that were way oversize for my I was...

On my bikes that were way oversize for my I was more upright on them. The saddle in relation to everything else is lower. So stack height relative to the rider is higher.

So yes, a larger frame...
09-20-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Iride01

My son has a Garmin Vivosmart that he has had...

My son has a Garmin Vivosmart that he has had since 2017. He wears it all the time and works outdoors so it's getting sweat on it all the time.

However most any of the Garmin watches, Vivo...
09-20-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 261
Posted By Iride01

It's still electricity. You can check for shorts...

It's still electricity. You can check for shorts and leakages with a multimeter if you know how.

Though this is still new enough to possibly involve items still under warranty isn't it? I...
09-20-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Iride01

Are they made by Shimano? Though I don't know...

Are they made by Shimano? Though I don't know that I've ever seen Shimano replacements. But I've never had to replace a hood.

Are they specifically for your model and version of STI? I'd think...
09-20-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By Iride01

I don't know about your Blackburn Tire that...

I don't know about your Blackburn Tire that claims to have a carbon steel bead and is foldable. Perhaps it's one single strand of a steel cable they used.. Usually foldable tires are kevlar beads and...
09-20-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Iride01

I don't think you'll get any more time and...

I don't think you'll get any more time and distance out of a higher tier cassette. You will get less weight. If you were buying most of the groupset, then you might see better shifting.

I doubt...
09-20-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Iride01

If you don't like the prices of velocals...

If you don't like the prices of velocals (https://velocals.com/), then you probably won't find much except maybe something you have to settle for.

Probably one custom decal will be obscenely...
09-19-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By Iride01

They've been around a long long time. Not sure...

They've been around a long long time. Not sure how you ever missed them. I'm pretty sure some of the Schwinn's back in my teen age years had them, but many of us were on cheaper Schwinn's with the...
09-19-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Iride01

Don't know. We can only generalize. Depending on...

Don't know. We can only generalize. Depending on how hard you rode at various times a certain amount of your energy came from fat and some from glycogen that can be more readily replaced by...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 611
Posted By Iride01

New being less than eighty years old? Or are...

New being less than eighty years old?

Or are you still under the impression this wasn't a thing on bikes from say maybe the 70's. Because it was a thing on them. Maybe you just didn't have the...
09-19-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Iride01

It's disappointing that someone would know the...

It's disappointing that someone would know the answer to your question?

Well prepare to be disappointed. According to cycling news it's FloBikes.
...
09-19-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Iride01

Mostly spam protection. Spammers and bots can do...

Mostly spam protection. Spammers and bots can do just like you. Lurk for a time without posting and then suddenly post a bunch of spam that takes time to clean up.

Once you get past your tenth...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Iride01

I did have to replace the tires I got with my new...

I did have to replace the tires I got with my new Tarmac. The rode comfortably, but I got 3 flats in 300 miles. I replaced them with GP5000's and so far have 3500 miles on them with no flats.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 611
Posted By Iride01

If you are imaging all sorts of frightening...

If you are imaging all sorts of frightening accidents from this you probably shouldn't read about how dangerous the old 7 style bike stems are. It use to create quite the hysteria.

Your question...
09-19-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Iride01

Take the wheel out and find something hard that...

Take the wheel out and find something hard that you can slide up between the pads that fills the space between them completely. Squeeze the levers. Then you'll know better whether your issue is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 611
Posted By Iride01

Just understand that when you are going at most...

Just understand that when you are going at most any speed on a bike with just two wheels, you aren't going to turn the wheel that far to one side.

The only time I've seen it be a problem is when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Iride01

Sure, but not likely to be a manufacturing fault,...

Sure, but not likely to be a manufacturing fault, IMO.[/color]

Yes, but if your tire size is within the suggested range for the tube, then I wouldn't think so. Unless maybe it got twisted somehow...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 321
Posted By Iride01

You rode them. Which feels better to you? I will...

You rode them. Which feels better to you? I will say that my pick of two different size bikes was opposite between my initial test ride in the parking lot and a 10 mile ride on each the next day. I...
09-19-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 291
Posted By Iride01

There have been a few companies offering head up...

There have been a few companies offering head up displays that use data collected by your device and display it to you on or through your glasses.

Garmin Varia Vision...
09-19-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 395
Posted By Iride01

While I agree that 100 dollars is probably 4...

While I agree that 100 dollars is probably 4 times what most vintage bikes are worth, it still seems less than what a decent fork replacement will be.
09-19-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Iride01

:thumb: :thumb: This is something they...

:thumb: :thumb:

This is something they should teach everyone to do no matter what type vehicle they are operating. Back when I was 15 learning how to fly, one of my flight instructors drilled...
09-19-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 807
Posted By Iride01

You aren't reading the same threads I've been...

You aren't reading the same threads I've been reading if you haven't seen mentions of low inventory for all things bicycle. Almost as soon as COVID hit we were already talking about it.

You can...
09-19-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 434
Posted By Iride01

The issue might be how you hold on to the hoods...

The issue might be how you hold on to the hoods or where you put your hands. My palms are on the sides of my hoods. Just the web between thumb and forefinger and the pad of my thumb on the top of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Iride01

Where was the damage to the tube in relation to...

Where was the damage to the tube in relation to everything else? Next to the tire tread, sidewall or rim side of the tube?

I'd just suspect it got damaged during the last flat repair and finally...
09-18-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Iride01

You might get a real strong magnifying glass or...

You might get a real strong magnifying glass or zoom in on the usb port with your camera and see what's up. Might be just dirty. Might be something bent and out of place.

Even if you could find...
09-18-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By Iride01

Bluetooth connection to a smartphone app? Might...

Bluetooth connection to a smartphone app? Might be just the way BT behaves on your phone with certain BT pairings.

Have you ever just continued to ride and see if they reconnect on their own...
09-18-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Iride01

Also, are you sure it isn't a brake or shifter...

Also, are you sure it isn't a brake or shifter cable bend from bars to frame pulling or pushing it one way?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Iride01

400 dollars if you have to have that one. ...

400 dollars if you have to have that one. Subtract anything that doesn't work or needs maintenance.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Iride01

If you liked the fit of the Felt, and it was a...

If you liked the fit of the Felt, and it was a 2017 FR5, then it looks fairly comparable in geometry to the Allez you are getting based on what they showed for the F5's geometry at 99Spokes...
09-18-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Iride01

Before the tire change, how long has it been...

Before the tire change, how long has it been since you rode it hands free? If the bikes been sitting around and you finally drug it out of years of storage and had to put new tires on it in order to...
09-18-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By Iride01

What are you what'ng? Do you think that when...

What are you what'ng? Do you think that when considering terrain, structures and surrounding foliage that the satellites are always in the ideal position and that they never move from that?
09-18-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Iride01

Or just buy a complete bb-un300 of the...

Or just buy a complete bb-un300 of the appropriate spindle length. It'll look more like the bb-un52 that might have been in that bike originally.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By Iride01

Probably over planning it a little like I did...

Probably over planning it a little like I did Mount Evans. If you can do that climb several times in a row you'll be okay for the climbing on the DCR.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 577
Posted By Iride01

It's not only the gears you use the most. It's...

It's not only the gears you use the most. It's also the gears you need to get up any hill you normally encounter. If you are muscling your way up a hill at a low cadence every ride you do, then you...
09-18-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By Iride01

Might be better to ask what can improve your...

Might be better to ask what can improve your accuracy instead of limiting the discussion to WAAS and SBAS.

WAAS in general won't do much for you in your situation in my opinion. However you could...
09-18-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 473
Posted By Iride01

Well mash out some grain, ferment it a few days...

Well mash out some grain, ferment it a few days and distill out the alcohol. Usually where WD-40 or mineral spirts doesn't work, alcohol does well for me.

But since WD is commercial, just try some...
09-18-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Iride01

If you have it and everything else there in front...

If you have it and everything else there in front of you, try it and see. Do you know how the other one fit? Make sure this fits the same.
09-18-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 473
Posted By Iride01

You tell us what the name of the adhesive is and...

You tell us what the name of the adhesive is and maybe we can tell you what works.

Otherwise, try everything mentioned. No guaranty that it won't hurt your finish as you didn't tell us what that...
09-18-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Iride01

This is sort of a "Duh!" I hit the brakes more...

This is sort of a "Duh!" I hit the brakes more in traffic whether in a motor vehicle or human powered vehicle. With either, moving with confidence and a manner that others will be more likely to...
09-18-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By Iride01

If those are the only two color choices, then I'd...

If those are the only two color choices, then I'd do a tan bike with the currently shown tires.
09-17-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 244
Posted By Iride01

But what squirtdad is talking about won't be a...

But what squirtdad is talking about won't be a problem for just trying it out by staying in one gear in your bikes current configuration. If you don't like staying in any one of the current gear...
09-17-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Iride01

Just because they aren't taken into account in...

Just because they aren't taken into account in those calculations doesn't mean that crank length won't make it feel different.
09-17-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Iride01

Crank length, position of where you sit relative...

Crank length, position of where you sit relative to the BB.

Did you change the wheel size when you did the gear ratio and other calcs?

Weight will go a long way, but total weight will seem more...
09-17-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 244
Posted By Iride01

I think the thing about the drag and power loss...

I think the thing about the drag and power loss come under the heading of marginal gains. So I doubt for just finding out whether you can comfortably ride the terrain in one gear ratio that it will...
09-17-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 395
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't weld it. I'd braze it with the proper...

I wouldn't weld it. I'd braze it with the proper silver solder. Not the silver solder they sell for plumbing, it's the wrong strength of what ever the proper word is for that. I suppose brazing with...
09-17-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 244
Posted By Iride01

I don't really know why the DR will affect that. ...

I don't really know why the DR will affect that.

However if you are talking about a proper fixie or track bike, I don't think they have a freewheel at all. So when you quit pedaling the cranks...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 577
Posted By Iride01

If the cost of 12 speed stuff in the near future...

If the cost of 12 speed stuff in the near future isn't outside your budget, then certainly a new 11 speed cassette for your current bike is just a pittance.

You'll have to buy new shifters for 12...
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