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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,015
Posted By Iride01

Most people made assumptions about what the OP...

Most people made assumptions about what the OP was talking about. Just as they made assumptions as to what I was talking about.

Neither of us specifically defined anything.

In the OP's case, my...
05-15-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 319
Posted By Iride01

Do you know what kind of bead seat the rim has?...

Do you know what kind of bead seat the rim has? If it is a hooked bead seat, then you can use either folding tires or wire bead tires. If it is a smooth bead seat rim, then you probably should make...
05-15-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 319
Posted By Iride01

Just don't ride 60 mph with them. I've never...

Just don't ride 60 mph with them.

I've never had a tire fail and cause me an accident. I always was able to stop safely. 10 years ago I had that bike with 35 year old tires and not only were...
05-15-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By Iride01

I'd think anything hitting the bike hard enough...

I'd think anything hitting the bike hard enough to splinter it is going to be just collateral damage. Whatever busted it up that much is going to be have busted you up just as well.

Maybe think...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,015
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, I hate it. It's as bad as coasting! ...

Yeah, I hate it. It's as bad as coasting!

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,015
Posted By Iride01

No, I said Nothing was stated about light...

No, I said


Nothing was stated about light gravel riding in the quote that has upset some of you. Y'all are assuming that because you perceived the OP as talking about light gravel riding that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,015
Posted By Iride01

Well you've failed to educate me why I'm wrong. I...

Well you've failed to educate me why I'm wrong. I never said that one bike only wasn't an option. I only put out there that two bikes might still be an option since everyone else was on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,015
Posted By Iride01

I don't think it's a disservice. What's a...

I don't think it's a disservice. What's a disservice is that you take those comments literally and to a greater depth than they were ever intended. And then instead of letting my comments be buried...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,015
Posted By Iride01

Well, if they've made the ideal bike that we...

Well, if they've made the ideal bike that we don't have to make compromises for something, then why aren't we all riding that bike?:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,015
Posted By Iride01

Okay, so you aren't telling me anything I don't...

Okay, so you aren't telling me anything I don't already know.

I'm simply of the opinion that if the OP can support multiple bikes, they should. The OP never stated that they want one and only one...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,015
Posted By Iride01

I didn't say they weren't. "Cross...

I didn't say they weren't.

"Cross Compatible" --Is that some kind of magical thing that means I have to have only one bike? No, I don't think so, as I stated, my opinion is they are a compromise...
05-14-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Iride01

Good for you. Changing something up and trying...

Good for you. Changing something up and trying something new is sadly what many won't do.

That's a lot of stuff to have to drag along with you. Hopefully getting a few extra Carb Calories along...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,015
Posted By Iride01

Doesn't make sense to me to try and combine two...

Doesn't make sense to me to try and combine two different types of riding into one bike. One bike will either suck badly at one thing or suck for both.

Get bikes for the riding you are going to...
05-14-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 458
Posted By Iride01

You really have to look for and pay attention to...

You really have to look for and pay attention to the sizing guide for every item. Particularly if you shop on a site that sells the stuff of others and not just their own unique brand. If there is...
05-14-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 257
Posted By Iride01

If nothing else just tighten it a little more...

If nothing else just tighten it a little more each time until it stops slipping. No torque wrench required using that technique.
05-13-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By Iride01

Happened to me more than once. Thankfully it's...

Happened to me more than once. Thankfully it's been awhile.

Don't know why there always seems to be the maximum amount of others to witness such events. Every one of my falling timber instances...
05-13-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,347
Posted By Iride01

I've tried various things for people in my lane...

I've tried various things for people in my lane of travel whether pedestrian or other cyclist. I think the most effective I've done is just stop right where I am and let them move around me. So far...
05-13-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 432
Posted By Iride01

Gosh... trying to find some way to legitimize...

Gosh... trying to find some way to legitimize pocket book envy?

Really, were going to pick on those that commute on bicycles that are outside of the price range of another.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 646
Posted By Iride01

You let someone nix the Cannondale because they...

You let someone nix the Cannondale because they implied it was too heavy? It's likely a 20 to 21 pound bike. But is that too heavy? No not in my opinion for someone new to the sport and on a budget....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By Iride01

Sounds kind of selfish to make her get what you...

Sounds kind of selfish to make her get what you want. But maybe you aren't. Just seems from the posts that your wants are the overriding concern.

My wife won't even look at a bike with 700C...
05-13-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Iride01

Tarmac SL7? I'm 5' 11" with 87.6 cm inseam. ...

Tarmac SL7?

I'm 5' 11" with 87.6 cm inseam. I ride a 56 cm Tarmac of 2020 vintage. I think I'd be perfectly happy on a 54 cm too. But then again, I'd be happy on a 58 cm Tarmac.

For me, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,448
Posted By Iride01

If you ride one till they wear out then try the...

If you ride one till they wear out then try the same model tire in the other width, then you'll know first hand.

It wasn't much to talk about when I tried it as some have made the great debate...
05-13-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Iride01

My neck pain is helmets that restrict my forward...

My neck pain is helmets that restrict my forward vision because they come too low on my brow or have a visor.

I made a mistake with my last helmet purchase and it comes a little too low on my...
05-13-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By Iride01

You have a thread less headset with a carbon...

You have a thread less headset with a carbon steerer tube on the fork. So it's not quite like the old days with quill stems that you just went out and got a longer one on the quill end.

They make...
05-13-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 667
Posted By Iride01

But it doesn't take much light shining on them....

But it doesn't take much light shining on them. And they will reflect back much even when beyond the range you'd consider for headlights to illuminate.

There are many times when I was driving late...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Iride01

Will your chincieness really get you a better...

Will your chincieness really get you a better bike? Seems like you wouldn't come much under their prices unless skimp on the quality somewhere. Less trouble to just buy and ride.

I suppose though...
05-13-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Iride01

I go faster up hills when I'm in the drops. I...

I go faster up hills when I'm in the drops. I wonder why? duh!

Sorry if that sounds rude, I think you have to agree that has to be a duh!

Aerodynamics if you need a hint.
05-13-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 667
Posted By Iride01

Google your states bicycle rules. Usually you'll...

Google your states bicycle rules. Usually you'll find a section on required equipment. Some places reflectors are optional if you have a light. Some states you might find you have to have both. ...
05-13-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Iride01

60 to 100 miles a day for a week you need to take...

60 to 100 miles a day for a week you need to take the bike that you fit on comfortably for that amount of miles per day. The last thing you want is to be miserable trying to grind out those last...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By Iride01

Someone else ask about these the other day..... ...

Someone else ask about these the other day.....

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/shop/bikes/active-bikes/fitness--hybrid-bikes/c/fitnesshybrid#/filter:wheelsize:650C...
05-12-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Iride01

If you don't have spacers on top of the stem,...

If you don't have spacers on top of the stem, then you'll have to buy more stuff that to me is less than desirable and a little hokey.

Personally, if this is a new bike, you bought the wrong bike....
05-12-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Iride01

Easier for me to deal with a broken chain than a...

Easier for me to deal with a broken chain than a intentionally broken DR that I have to make work in ways the mfr didn't intend.

Just break the chain. Is this a 6 or 7 speed rear? You should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Iride01

$750 is better. I agree that bike probably...

$750 is better. I agree that bike probably wasn't even 1200 to 1400 USD new. But things are crazy and sellers now have an excuse to get the unreal prices they are asking.

So if everything...
05-12-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 483
Posted By Iride01

Most of the people here pull them in one of those...

Most of the people here pull them in one of those trailers that they make for kids. The other day I was surprised to actually pass someone pulling a trailer and it actually had a kid inside instead...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Iride01

Looks like it sold. Is it yours now?

Looks like it sold.

Is it yours now?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Iride01

Way overpriced IMO. Everything needs to work...

Way overpriced IMO.

Everything needs to work perfectly and no wear. Even the tires need to be almost new looking.

Not a big deal having just 10 speeds on the rear. But if you do live in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By Iride01

It can be very annoying on longer rides to only...

It can be very annoying on longer rides to only have one hand position. You can add horns and other stuff to flat bars to give more positions for hands. But then why spend that money when you can...
05-12-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Iride01

And before you grip about BF not allowing you to...

And before you grip about BF not allowing you to post pics, realize that you can upload them to your user gallery still and just tell us they are there.

Go into your user profile or control...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Iride01

Most of us here won't be able to accurately...

Most of us here won't be able to accurately assess the bike markets there in Europe.

With any used bike, if you aren't able to do all your own maintenance, including changing out the chainset,...
05-12-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,291
Posted By Iride01

I do have to say though that I rode my son's...

I do have to say though that I rode my son's trainer last night and was worn out trying to keep even 75 as my cadence while in a low gear and almost no resistance. He has one of his old 29er's on it...
05-12-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 23,903
Posted By Iride01

Most states probably say that a bike must have...

Most states probably say that a bike must have brakes to legally ride them on the road. Many probably will state that the brakes must be sufficient to produce a skid on both wheels.

Don't see a...
05-12-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,021
Posted By Iride01

And how much additional pollution and energy will...

And how much additional pollution and energy will be needed to manufacture and build all those EV vehicles in a short time and have all the other combustion engine vehicles see an early demise well...
05-12-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Iride01

Interesting. I had some inner soles for Red Wing...

Interesting. I had some inner soles for Red Wing boots that had to go in an oven for a few minutes before putting your feet in them and let them form to my feet. They never were comfortable for me...
05-11-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,021
Posted By Iride01

I agree, I used to be in the IT industry as a...

I agree, I used to be in the IT industry as a programmer and consultant. I have a hard time understanding why this type stuff is on something that can be accessed from the internet.

Although I'm...
05-11-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Iride01

If you learn to look for the ISO size of the tire...

If you learn to look for the ISO size of the tire or rim.... Formerly the ETRTO size which it is still frequently referred as, then you will pretty much always know what size tire even stands a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 646
Posted By Iride01

The bike manufacturers can get components and put...

The bike manufacturers can get components and put them on a new frame way way cheaper than you or I can. I put all new components on my 1991 Paramount about five years ago. Since it was just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,009
Posted By Iride01

I agree that the Di2 problem isn't the laptop....

I agree that the Di2 problem isn't the laptop. However the laptop should recognize the SM-BCR2 when it's plugged into the usb of the laptop even when it's not plugged into the bike. And last I heard...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,009
Posted By Iride01

Sure it'd be nice to have, but currently what you...

Sure it'd be nice to have, but currently what you have should be working. Yet nothing is.

How will adding a SM-PCE02 to your inventory help? If your laptop won't recognize the SM-BCR2, I doubt...
05-11-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Iride01

Brand new bike you bought from a LBS? Very...

Brand new bike you bought from a LBS? Very recent purchase?

Many times they'll go the extra mile for a newly purchased bike customer. So take it down to them and see what they say. If it only...
05-11-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By Iride01

I bought Walmart, Target and other cheapo bikes...

I bought Walmart, Target and other cheapo bikes for my kids when they were growing up. I never had an issue with them. Cheap price yes. Cheap built.... maybe, kind of, sort of, but not to the...
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