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07-01-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Iride01

Tail bone is your cocyx. Sit bones are the...

Tail bone is your cocyx. Sit bones are the ischial tuberosity. Google them. Some of the pics are a little confusing because they don't identify whether looking from behind or from the front. This pic...
06-30-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Iride01

It done on purpose so the conspiracy theory crowd...

It done on purpose so the conspiracy theory crowd will have something to do!

Maybe it would be better to have a measurement system based on brake reach. So this will become 1 br.

So now my 56...
06-30-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Iride01

You could just commit to riding two or three...

You could just commit to riding two or three hundred miles a week and you'll probably need the new tires before Fall or at least before Winter. Then proper storage won't be a big deal.<grin>
06-29-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By Iride01

Probably not. As long as the wheel isn't turning...

Probably not. As long as the wheel isn't turning when you try to remove it.
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06-29-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 932
Posted By Iride01

Good point Mad Honk However I hope by...

Good point Mad Honk

However I hope by personal shop, he/she meant just their own personal bikes.

Though whether you do your own maintenance or none at all, it still makes sense for many to have...
06-29-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 932
Posted By Iride01

All you need is a bike and a place to put it that...

All you need is a bike and a place to put it that has enough room so you can move around it. Good bright lighting helps too. You might want a work stand, but I've gone well over 50 years without...
06-29-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By Iride01

Most all Shimano STI's have a lever stroke...

Most all Shimano STI's have a lever stroke adjustment. Some you have to pull the hoods back, others you pull the lever a little to get to an adjustment screw. It lets you get a little more free...
06-28-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Iride01

If your tires are holding onto rock shards and...

If your tires are holding onto rock shards and other stuff, you need to check them regularly. If you don't remove the shards, they are just a future flat as they'll drive themselves a little deeper...
06-26-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Iride01

How heavy a light are you mounting? My lights are...

How heavy a light are you mounting? My lights are held on by a wide rubbery band that hooks in two places. Most of the small bright lights similar to Bontrager Flare come with that type mount. Lights...
06-26-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 621
Posted By Iride01

Take your current wheel out and measure the...

Take your current wheel out and measure the travel of your dr from low to high. If it covers the width of the 10 speed cassette, then you might be good as long as there isn't a problem with it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,453
Posted By Iride01

So far my worst decision was trying to explain to...

So far my worst decision was trying to explain to two people walking together that they didn't have to stop and stand on each side of the trail when from 100 feet behind them I called "bike back" to...
06-25-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 601
Posted By Iride01

Time. You need time to ride. And usually most...

Time. You need time to ride. And usually most people only have the time they make. Vary your rides throughout the week. Some hard, some easy. Some long some short. Don't rush to get gizmos...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 718
Posted By Iride01

Doing all this in one day? No opportunity to get...

Doing all this in one day? No opportunity to get stuff along the way?

If you can get water along the way, then just take powdered mix for your bottles if you put your carbs in them. Snacks and...
06-25-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Iride01

On the infamous side, stage 9 of the 2017 TdF...

On the infamous side, stage 9 of the 2017 TdF when Richey Porte dropped a wheel off the side of the final downhill and cannon balled into Dan Martin and while doing that let his foot knock Rigoberto...
06-25-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Iride01

Oldest son moved back to the area four years ago....

Oldest son moved back to the area four years ago. He got interested in riding with dad. He was doing some dirt trail riding before that but not a lot. His 29'er bike was heavy and I could easily out...
06-25-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By Iride01

Romaine lettuce. Low Calorie, lots of nutrition...

Romaine lettuce. Low Calorie, lots of nutrition density per Calorie eaten. I grew up liking lettuce though. I'll eat it without any salad dressing. Otherwise carrots and celery already washed and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,818
Posted By Iride01

I don't maintain speed no matter whether I'm...

I don't maintain speed no matter whether I'm riding for one hour or six hours. At least not when I'm solo. I'm just going at whatever steady power output I know I can maintain without tiring. I...
06-23-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By Iride01

Any brand is fine. Unless you know a lot about...

Any brand is fine. Unless you know a lot about lubricants, the stick to the ones that say they are for bicycle chains.

Lube the rollers of the chain as often as you want. Wipe off the excess...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,152
Posted By Iride01

I guess if you do something once and write about...

I guess if you do something once and write about it in a thread, then you must do it every time the opportunity happens. And of course we must assume that the other cyclist was annoyed and...
06-18-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Iride01

Thanks for the follow up. I looked at it but...

Thanks for the follow up. I looked at it but couldn't even make up anything that sounded reasonable.

Certainly didn't look like the two bolt seat posts I use.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,967
Posted By Iride01

It's been a thing since the 70's at least. Actual...

It's been a thing since the 70's at least. Actual stranded cables for brakes and shifters can't do the required bends so well. With hydraulic and electronic shifting becoming so common, it's more...
06-18-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Iride01

You say you can't drink sweet drinks. And that...

You say you can't drink sweet drinks. And that is a problem for me and others too. Don't rule out diluting them. Or trying various mixes. I used to use a 40/60 to 60/40 water and crangrape for my...
06-18-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By Iride01

The problem with drivers ed is that I haven't had...

The problem with drivers ed is that I haven't had to demonstrate driving ability or take any type of education or testing since I was 15 and 16 y.o. Over 46 years ago.

People don't like to...
06-18-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By Iride01

Have you ever ridden a long ride on them? I don't...

Have you ever ridden a long ride on them? I don't use flat bars because they limit your hand position. But comfort is a personal thing. I see plenty of flat bar hybrids and even heavy mountain bikes...
06-17-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By Iride01

Max HR for fright is probably different than...

Max HR for fright is probably different than cycling HR which is different than running HR. <GRIN>
06-17-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,277
Posted By Iride01

In most states, if a pedestrian is not already in...

In most states, if a pedestrian is not already in the crossing, there is no requirement to stop. For cyclists in the same crossing, rules vary even more.

This comes from your own...
06-17-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By Iride01

Do you need it connected to your cell phone? If...

Do you need it connected to your cell phone? If so, then try removing the app and reinstalling it. And if you loaded other Garmin apps to try connecting with that device but don't use them, make sure...
06-17-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By Iride01

While true that motor vehicles kill more cyclists...

While true that motor vehicles kill more cyclists than other cyclists do, there are about as many or more cyclist on cyclist accidents. As with motor vehicles, we can presume that for those that...
06-17-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By Iride01

might be on some of those recumbents with 12 feet...

might be on some of those recumbents with 12 feet of chain. <grin>
06-17-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By Iride01

Many of the popular chain checker tools don't...

Many of the popular chain checker tools don't check to the same side of the roller. So they also are measuring the wear between that roller and the bushing whether it's the newer links that have the...
06-16-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Iride01

Why not get the Shimano FC-R3000? You'd only...

Why not get the Shimano FC-R3000? You'd only have to swap crank set and not worry with BB. And in the rare event you ever were riding conditions where you thought the bigger rings might suit you,...
06-14-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Iride01

Yep, as said, that is what the body might absorb...

Yep, as said, that is what the body might absorb or be able to handle during a ride. Also, too sweet a drink might give you an upset stomach and even though your muscles have the glycogen stores,...
06-14-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 855
Posted By Iride01

I'm 5' 11" with 34.5" legs. I have pretty much...

I'm 5' 11" with 34.5" legs. I have pretty much always ridden short cranks, usually 165 mm. The few times I tried longer cranks, even when for hundreds of miles, I disliked them. On the two bikes I...
06-11-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,277
Posted By Iride01

Just did 30 miles on the MUP next to me. City...

Just did 30 miles on the MUP next to me. City mule (4 wheeler) in middle of trail, but the two crew were measuring cracks in an area that is ready for repair. I just hollered "heads up" when I was a...
06-11-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By Iride01

It's still not max HR that you attain that...

It's still not max HR that you attain that indicates how well you perform. It's more likely you are either riding too much for your level of fitness or perhaps you just aren't riding enough to even...
06-11-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Iride01

Just ride and see what issues you have. Then try...

Just ride and see what issues you have. Then try to determine if they are just from your body being out of riding shape or maybe repositioning something will help. To me, you are putting the cart...
06-11-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By Iride01

Best way is whatever way suits you. Otherwise you...

Best way is whatever way suits you. Otherwise you are just doing what someone told you.

For the last four years the only thing I've done for the chain on my Paramount with 11 speed 105 5800 is to...
06-10-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 475
Posted By Iride01

If you never touched them after a month of...

If you never touched them after a month of riding, then you aren't exercising good judgement either. You need to be constantly checking things. QR's, spokes, tire pressure, shifters and derailleurs...
06-10-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,571
Posted By Iride01

Other bikes that their rider doesn't let me know...

Other bikes that their rider doesn't let me know they are coming up behind and passing. That's annoying both when I'm cycling and walking.

If it has to be a motor vehicle, then the ones that stop...
06-10-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Iride01

If you get a size that is within what the...

If you get a size that is within what the manufacturer sizing guide show, whether the bigger or smaller of the overlap size, then there are adjustments that can be made to deal with issues of too...
06-09-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 30,788
Posted By Iride01

keyboardologist Second dead thread you've dredged...

keyboardologist Second dead thread you've dredged up. By the time others read down to what is a new question, there might be some confusion as to what the discussion really is.

Please, in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By Iride01

Not turning your bike over is the thing to do if...

Not turning your bike over is the thing to do if you are simply handing your bad wheel to someone and getting a replacement wheel in return. It can be much quicker once you learn to skillfully do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By Iride01

So are you finding the puncture in the tube? ...

So are you finding the puncture in the tube?

Once I find the puncture in the tube then I know whether to look for issues with the rim, side wall or tread of tire. As I keep rim and tire oriented...
06-07-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 264
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't hold it against them too bad. Still...

I wouldn't hold it against them too bad. Still likely decent bike for the money. Just that in order to sell them at bottom dollar prices, they have to find ways to scrimp. Maybe RaceFace was...
06-07-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 264
Posted By Iride01

I wonder if they did something hoakey like...

I wonder if they did something hoakey like putting just the cups for narrower shell in that bike. Maybe something like this ..........https://www.raceface.com/products/team-bsa-24mm

If your old bb...
06-04-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By Iride01

I would think that explaining why a tube acts a...

I would think that explaining why a tube acts a certain way is help. Help in understanding. Whether the conversation directly contributed or caused you to have a Eureka moment, it still seems like...
06-03-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By Iride01

If I leak checked the tube in water and didn't...

If I leak checked the tube in water and didn't find the leak, I'd put more air in it. If it still didn't show bubbles, I might put more air in it. If I repeat the process too much and the tube...
06-03-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By Iride01

Bizarre! Edit.... When I came in here...

Bizarre!

Edit.... When I came in here earlier, there was no post from you. Just the title. A glitch of the forum software I guess.

Anyhow................

Have you simply gone out after...
06-02-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Iride01

I really do hate to be like the linux forum...

I really do hate to be like the linux forum people and holler RTFM at you but it really does show you a lot.

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-ST0001-05-ENG.pdf...
06-02-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,036
Posted By Iride01

You can put the pictures up on a pic hosting site...

You can put the pictures up on a pic hosting site and then put the URL for them in the plain text of your post. You likely will have to replace "." with " dot " and maybe a few other things if it...
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