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10-14-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 247
Posted By Iride01

You do what you gotta do. Would you be happy...

You do what you gotta do.

Would you be happy and feel healthy if you stayed inside and did nothing? Is inside air any more healthier than outside air? I doubt that it's any less polluted unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't buy anything until I myself have...

I wouldn't buy anything until I myself have determined that I need it or simply just want it.

Keep riding your bike and you'll know the answers. What works great for short distance doesn't always...
10-08-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By Iride01

Even if you were 165 cm, the USA site for Trek...

Even if you were 165 cm, the USA site for Trek shows a Small as being the appropriate size for a Dual Sport 2.
...
10-08-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By Iride01

If you measure your proper saddle height from the...

If you measure your proper saddle height from the saddle to the pedal when at the bottom of the stroke furthest away from the saddle, then that measurement should be good for any crank length on any...
10-08-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By Iride01

When you change your crank length you have to...

When you change your crank length you have to change your saddle height. Unless if was wrong before and just happens to now be correct.

Yes you do loose torque on the crankshaft with shorter...
10-08-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Iride01

Which screens show up and in what order are...

Which screens show up and in what order are controlled by your device settings. So look in your 1030's setting for that profile you are using.

It's always possible that you accidentally changed...
10-07-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 620
Posted By Iride01

If you happen to find a wheelset already made...

If you happen to find a wheelset already made with the CR18 rims in 27" with a hub that has the correct spacing for your frame for a decent price to you it might be worth it. However when I had the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By Iride01

I have Ultegra Di2 also. And though I like it, I...

I have Ultegra Di2 also. And though I like it, I don't think it enough bang for the buck spent just to swap from the equivalent cable pulled stuff you already have.

IMO, my 105 5800 group on my...
10-07-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,387
Posted By Iride01

Measure your chain for wear and you'll know. ...

Measure your chain for wear and you'll know. When I first started coming here a dozen years or so ago, I didn't understand all the chain wearing out controversy I saw in the threads. But I was...
10-07-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 302
Posted By Iride01

Interesting, I get your results with Edge, so you...

Interesting, I get your results with Edge, so you aren't alone. However with Chrome I don't have any issue... yet!

I thought at first it was because I didn't check "remember me" when logging into...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,899
Posted By Iride01

Drop bars wouldn't make a proper geometry TT bike...

Drop bars wouldn't make a proper geometry TT bike a road bike. It still wouldn't have a road bike geometry.
10-06-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By Iride01

I pretty much completely agree. However if...

I pretty much completely agree.

However if the GF doesn't really want to ride in the style of cycling the OP enjoys, then it'll be harder or maybe impossible getting her to have any desire to...
10-06-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By Iride01

The OP, it seems, understands this: ...

The OP, it seems, understands this:

[/QUOTE]I just wouldn't assume because it's mentioned that it's being performed correctly. There have been plenty of threads in the past where the OP or another...
10-06-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Iride01

No, you are posting about the right amount of...

No, you are posting about the right amount of pictures. Don't want to make this like showing off pictures of our grand kids and boring every one! <grin>
10-05-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 557
Posted By Iride01

So if you pull on the freehub, it and the axle...

So if you pull on the freehub, it and the axle don't just come out of the hub?

Maybe give the axle a tap on the non-drive side with a mallet.... not a hammer. If you use a hammer, then put a piece...
10-05-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,312
Posted By Iride01

I'd have to wonder if it was damaged while...

I'd have to wonder if it was damaged while shipping and the paint just hadn't flaked off yet to make it otherwise noticeable.

But maybe it was just all the negative vibes from all the...
10-04-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Iride01

Since this is the Bicycle Mechanics sub-forum,...

Since this is the Bicycle Mechanics sub-forum, are we talking about climbing ladders or something in the shop while getting parts?

As for cycling, I just feel the constantly rolling terrain I ride...
10-04-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,137
Posted By Iride01

Are you going to be waxing your chain and dealing...

Are you going to be waxing your chain and dealing with melted paraffin for several hours a day every day of the year?
10-04-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By Iride01

Some cruiser style bikes will let you have a...

Some cruiser style bikes will let you have a proper enough saddle height and still put both feet on the ground. Saddle height IMO is more critical as the seat tube angle get up near and into the road...
10-04-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Iride01

Did you watch what they did? If they were fixing...

Did you watch what they did? If they were fixing them after you left then ask questions when you pick them up. Ask to see the mechanic if it's only a store front sales person you are dealing with.
...
10-04-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,801
Posted By Iride01

I fell with a CF bike at over 20 mph and only a...

I fell with a CF bike at over 20 mph and only a scuff mark on the saddle. Picked the bike up and finished the next 15 or so miles. I don't see anything about my Tarmac's frame to make me think I...
10-04-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 274
Posted By Iride01

If its a very old GPS type cyclometer, and you...

If its a very old GPS type cyclometer, and you are turning it on as soon as you start riding, then maybe it's not getting a satellite lock until you get to work. My first GPS cyclometer, I turned on...
10-03-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Iride01

If you don't push the tire bead entirely off the...

If you don't push the tire bead entirely off the bead seat all around the rim before using the lever then it will be impossible with even a tire made for tubes.

Though in times that are fast...
10-02-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Iride01

I'm probably going to start an argument but...

I'm probably going to start an argument but torque wrenches are not needed for a bike. If you are the type of person that tightens things till the bolt breaks or the thread strip, then maybe you need...
10-02-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By Iride01

Maybe cxwrench or another has some experience...

Maybe cxwrench or another has some experience with them. I'm on my first set of hydraulic brakes and have not needed to do any maintenance on them other than just pull the pads to check their...
10-02-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By Iride01

Why do you want to break your rear brake? ...

Why do you want to break your rear brake?

Sucks not being able to edit the original thread title. You got it right most everywhere else. <grin>

My thoughts so far are that maybe you just...
10-01-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Iride01

After all the insistence of needing a "Quality"...

After all the insistence of needing a "Quality" bearing, that goes out the window when you see the price!

Though I'm sure the bearing from the seller on Amazon will be quality enough for a...
09-30-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,747
Posted By Iride01

I use to have a helmet that came with one of...

I use to have a helmet that came with one of those clip on visors. I used it initially. But that was at a time when my position on the bike was more upright. Through the years, I've gotten lower and...
09-30-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,581
Posted By Iride01

Certainly the OP will appreciate the info. Even...

Certainly the OP will appreciate the info. Even if it is 8 years too late.
09-30-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Iride01

Still it's not too high a pressure. Or at least...

Still it's not too high a pressure. Or at least it shouldn't be material to the OP's tire blowing off the rim. Or I suppose not the important take-a-way piece of info. The important part might be...
09-30-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Iride01

80 psi isn't exactly high pressure for road...

80 psi isn't exactly high pressure for road bikes, though it seems to be a common pressure for many on road bikes, depending on tire width. Some road bike tires do have a low max pressure.

Newish...
09-29-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,422
Posted By Iride01

:) I don't know. If I were going down a hill at...

:)
I don't know. If I were going down a hill at near 40 mph on a true fixie and clipped in to the pedals, I'd be screaming and making all sorts of noise. <grin>
09-29-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 357,851
Posted By Iride01

MiP's, Wavecell and other newcomers are probably...

MiP's, Wavecell and other newcomers are probably marginal gains on helmet protection. But since there are MIP's and Wavecells out there for the same cost as everything but the cheapest of helmets,...
09-27-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 823
Posted By Iride01

If you are going to ride both paved roads and...

If you are going to ride both paved roads and unpaved trails with it then you will really be limited in range of gearing. You'll either not have a low enough gear for off road. Or you'll not have a...
09-27-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,422
Posted By Iride01

Desperate? Surely this is exaggeration. It just...

Desperate? Surely this is exaggeration. It just seems you have a part that you don't like and you don't want to get one that you might like.

I too don't like the noise the rear hub on my new...
09-27-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Iride01

Did it just get serviced and lubed? Just wipe it...

Did it just get serviced and lubed? Just wipe it off till it stops.

My wheel hubs use to do that when I packed them slam full of grease. When I realized that they only needed a coat along the...
09-27-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Iride01

Only if it's going to bug you every day of your...

Only if it's going to bug you every day of your life hence forth.

But if the tube the decals is on isn't absolutely and perfectly symmetrical and the pin stripes applied with an equal amount of...
09-26-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By Iride01

Of course if the pain is constantly severe or...

Of course if the pain is constantly severe or anytime you move, then you might consider if you need to go to a doctor.

Usually though, it's likely something a lot of us our age have felt, and even...
09-26-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Iride01

If I have issues with anything that someone else...

If I have issues with anything that someone else did, I almost always go back to them and let them resolve it.

If they don't, then I'll know a little more about whether I'd ever want to use them...
09-26-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Iride01

I use to true my own wheels, but I did it with...

I use to true my own wheels, but I did it with just a spoke wrench and loosening or tightening spokes till I had a true wheel.

However eventually I realized that some spokes on my very true wheels...
09-26-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By Iride01

Just like rim brakes I've had in the past, with...

Just like rim brakes I've had in the past, with my disc brakes if they start squalling, then I just make sure they are clean with some alcohol and it goes away after a ride or two.

Usually they...
09-26-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,210
Posted By Iride01

Then how do you know that it will be an issue if...

Then how do you know that it will be an issue if you haven't ridden and flatted with them? Or is any flat not acceptable, nor is calling someone to come get you or walking it home?
09-26-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,318
Posted By Iride01

While running rules in terms of energy...

While running rules in terms of energy expenditure, I think that is when you compare mile to mile. I can do four of five times the mileage of the typical runner out for a hour or two of exercise. ...
09-24-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Iride01

I don't see anything wrong other than you just...

I don't see anything wrong other than you just need to try different pressures. Even though wider tires don't need as much PSI to support rider weight as their narrower versions, as a kid I often...
09-24-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,413
Posted By Iride01

My circa 1977 Varsity was bought new when I was...

My circa 1977 Varsity was bought new when I was 18 or so. I lived in the flatter part of the state, so I never experienced any thing negative about it's 46 pound weight. It was a very smooth riding...
09-24-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 906
Posted By Iride01

What's the lowest ratio gear you need on that...

What's the lowest ratio gear you need on that bike for the riding you do? If you need that 42 tooth cog on the back, then I'd look into making this a 2x bike.

I probably have the wrong idea about...
09-23-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By Iride01

I think I wrote shifter. Maybe I did misspell it...

I think I wrote shifter. Maybe I did misspell it and missed the "f" key. Too late now. The curse word bot makes actual changes.
09-23-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,459
Posted By Iride01

I'm not sure why you are worried that one tool...

I'm not sure why you are worried that one tool seems to be a copy of another. Aren't most bikes sort of a copy of the other?
09-23-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By Iride01

I'd been riding and changing tires and tubes...

I'd been riding and changing tires and tubes myself for way over 30 years when I started having a rash of flats and then one day realized I'd developed some bad habits and actually was damaging the...
09-23-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Iride01

If you don't ride down twisty trails at 50 mph or...

If you don't ride down twisty trails at 50 mph or otherwise near the edge of performance the tires are designed for, then probably not a big deal. If for some reason they wear out sooner, well, then...
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