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05-24-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
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: 3
Views: 82
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: 177
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: 20
Views: 281
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: 127
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: 3
Views: 164
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: 4
Views: 73
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: 72
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: 20
Views: 281
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: 113
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: 6
Views: 135
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: 209
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: 209
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: 6
Views: 135
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: 294
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: 272
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: 31
Views: 572
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: 31
Views: 572
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: 506
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: 109
Views: 6,388
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: 453
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: 4
Views: 191
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: 209
Posted By Iride01

Voilà, your pics.... ...

Voilà, your pics....
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05-23-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 365
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: 209
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: 175
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...
05-23-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 175
Posted By Iride01

Not quite sure what you wish to be discussed....

Not quite sure what you wish to be discussed. However the frame does look quite small. Maybe even smaller than described, though the downward angle and distance of the camera certainly doesn't help...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 689
Posted By Iride01

I wish I'd known that when I got my Gremlin back...

I wish I'd known that when I got my Gremlin back circa the mid 70's....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 689
Posted By Iride01

Your Roubaix must be from the previous century...

Your Roubaix must be from the previous century too if it weighs 22 lbs. Though I will agree with you that the Trek Y-Foil is probably lighter. CF back then was all about weight and stiffening the...
05-22-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By Iride01

Can't see what's under your stem between the...

Can't see what's under your stem between the headset and the stem. Are you certain your type headset doesnt' require something between them?
05-22-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 117
Posted By Iride01

When bleeding brakes on a motor vehicle they have...

When bleeding brakes on a motor vehicle they have much longer and much wider brake lines. Yet the air bubbles still get pushed down the brake lines and out the lower and further away caliper body. ...
05-22-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By Iride01

Oh, been there and done that myself. Modeling fit...

Oh, been there and done that myself. Modeling fit from just the bike geometry is tricky because most geometry specs don't give you all the information you need to show your contact points (butt,...
05-22-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 978
Posted By Iride01

"Try it and see how it works. Don't listen to...

"Try it and see how it works. Don't listen to what others say."
05-22-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 735
Posted By Iride01

both good points. But riding on the open and...

both good points.

But riding on the open and paved road lets you stay at over 16 plus mph. And as long as I'm sweating at or over that speed I'm as cool as if I had air conditioning. In the heat...
05-22-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,442
Posted By Iride01

If it wasn't for the use of the word Troll, I'd...

If it wasn't for the use of the word Troll, I'd pretty much be on your side for the discussion. However the word troll, tainted the issue because while you are defending yourself by expounding on and...
05-22-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,388
Posted By Iride01

Don't use Calories as a means to derive your...

Don't use Calories as a means to derive your power or wattage on a bike. IMO, Calories has only been intended from the get go to be for dietary information. And they are often inaccurate from one...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 453
Posted By Iride01

I don't look at Canyon's often enough to know how...

I don't look at Canyon's often enough to know how they denote the various permutations of the same frame. However the number CF 8 vs CF 7 might be just the component group and not so much that one...
05-22-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 504
Posted By Iride01

If I'd installed two air conditioners then I...

If I'd installed two air conditioners then I probably wouldn't want to ride either.

If you do, then :thumb:

P.S...

That is one of the first albums along with two others that I ever bought...
05-22-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By Iride01

Is there a hidden question or gotcha that you are...

Is there a hidden question or gotcha that you are aiming for here?
05-22-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Iride01

This is on our trainer wheel... ...

This is on our trainer wheel... https://www.vittoria.com/us/en/tires/road-tires/zaffiro-pro-home-trainer

However for all the negative reviews you read, you have to consider that many of them...
05-22-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By Iride01

While I'm well aware that others do, I wouldn't...

While I'm well aware that others do, I wouldn't and have not ever ridden a fixed gear bike on a hill. Unless you count the times I had to ride them when my shifter cable had broken.

If you have to...
05-22-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Iride01

Shimano SL-RS45? If you got the 8 speed version...

Shimano SL-RS45? If you got the 8 speed version for the 8 speed and the 7 speed version for the 7 speed, then probably not an issue. I have been wrong before. So don't think you are golden with that...
05-22-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By Iride01

Maybe a frayed cable in the STI. The one frayed...

Maybe a frayed cable in the STI. The one frayed cable I replaced just happened to also be a ST-4700. However it didn't quite display the same symptoms. Mostly it just didn't shift to the 11 tooth cog...
05-22-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By Iride01

It'd really help others in the future if you gave...

It'd really help others in the future if you gave more details of what those issues were. Even the operator error. Then maybe you won't get someone twenty years from now awakening your long...
05-22-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,442
Posted By Iride01

I think the term troll gets slung around too...

I think the term troll gets slung around too casually. There is a lot to the definition of troll that need to be met. And in this case I don't think it's been met.

...
05-22-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By Iride01

Are you certain your issues with your knee aren't...

Are you certain your issues with your knee aren't because you rode something that wasn't set up properly for you and now you are going to even more whacky geometry based on your misconceptions of...
05-22-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By Iride01

:foo:

:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 453
Posted By Iride01

Does the CF 8 have etap? If not that is probably...

Does the CF 8 have etap? If not that is probably why it's less expensive..

Components are what drives up the price of any model of bike frame. And most bike manufacturers have many different...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 689
Posted By Iride01

Same reason a lot of other 20th century bicycles...

Same reason a lot of other 20th century bicycles aren't sold as mainstream bikes.
05-22-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Iride01

I'd get it from where you normally sit your sit...

I'd get it from where you normally sit your sit bones on the saddle. There isn't any hard fast rule that I'm aware of for such. Ask the person you are comparing to how they got theirs.

Saddle to...
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