Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

The princess and the pea syndrome

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

The princess and the pea syndrome

Old 05-19-14, 04:35 PM
  #1  
krobinson103
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Posts: 2,836

Bikes: Nothing amazing... cheap old 21 speed mtb

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The princess and the pea syndrome

The more I ride the more I notice tiny differences. The seat is 2mm too high, the tires are 3psi out of spec, the pedal bearings are slughtly worn, the bar angle is 0.5 of a.degree wrong...
krobinson103 is offline  
Old 05-19-14, 05:25 PM
  #2  
Cyril 
Senior Member
 
Cyril's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southwestern, Ontario
Posts: 958
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
you notice these things?
good.
Do they stop you from riding?
HTFU
Cyril is offline  
Old 05-19-14, 06:07 PM
  #3  
krobinson103
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Posts: 2,836

Bikes: Nothing amazing... cheap old 21 speed mtb

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nope. I'll ride a clowns bike, but its odd how they get more annoying as I build the 'perfect bike'. The rest all feel.... wrong..
krobinson103 is offline  
Old 05-19-14, 06:10 PM
  #4  
wahoonc
Membership Not Required
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: On the road-USA
Posts: 16,855

Bikes: Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 68 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
So fix it? Or ride on. Most of my bikes are old enough that if it works I am happy, if it works for the entire ride it is a great success! FWIW my two most ridden bikes are old Raleigh 3 speeds, seldom have issues with the drive train or brakes, usually it will be a loose fender bolt or such. Last overhaul I used loctite on most of the bolts so that issue is under control.

Aaron
__________________
Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

"Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
_Nicodemus

"Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred
Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
_krazygluon
wahoonc is offline  
Old 05-19-14, 08:03 PM
  #5  
MEversbergII
Senior Member
 
MEversbergII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Lexington Park, Maryland
Posts: 1,262

Bikes: Current: Origami Crane 8, Trek 1200 Former: 2012 Schwinn Trailway

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 112 Post(s)
Liked 22 Times in 18 Posts
Krobin, I have also begun to develop this...probably a good thing.

Aaron, I'm rather jealous of your 3-speed exposure!

M.
MEversbergII is offline  
Old 05-19-14, 08:03 PM
  #6  
StephenH
Uber Goober
 
StephenH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
Posts: 11,759
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 187 Post(s)
Liked 33 Times in 26 Posts
I remember reading a Broomhilda comic strip years ago, where she said she was just like the Princess and the Pea, whereupon on of the other characters pointed out that she had a boat anchor under her mattress and hadn't noticed, and that's more the way I am.
__________________
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."
StephenH is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
corrado33
Classic & Vintage
50
09-10-16 12:22 PM
yashinon
Hybrid Bicycles
4
09-22-15 04:44 PM
bfloyd6969
Road Cycling
16
06-16-12 10:57 PM
kotraro
General Cycling Discussion
8
01-22-12 12:19 AM
3DCityGal
Alt Bike Culture
14
06-29-10 06:06 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.