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11-01-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Harold74

If the Kickr would be the Ferrari to the Zwift's...

If the Kickr would be the Ferrari to the Zwift's Toyota, that's what I needed to konw.

I've purchased the Kickr. Thanks for your help everybody.
10-29-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Harold74

Zwift Hub vs Wahoo Fitness Kickr Smart for Same Price

In the span of a week, I've gone from a trainer skeptic to expecting to blow $1000 CAD+ one of these next week. I've been researching like a madman but I've got a lot of catching up to do. And the...
08-29-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Harold74

Thanks for taking the time to do that Iride01,...

Thanks for taking the time to do that Iride01, that was kind of you.



Big ring - Big cog rubs a little and is the kind that I could live with. The larger problem is Small Ring and the two...
08-29-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Harold74

Yup, 1/8th points around the whole circle. ...

Yup, 1/8th points around the whole circle.

I'm pretty sure that it's not he hanger alignment. Rather, it's the derailleur itself.

What I'm mostly interested in is whether or not this level of...
08-29-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Harold74

Thanks for your response Yan. However, as I...

Thanks for your response Yan. However, as I mentioned at the top:

1) I already have the park tool.

2) The hanger is fairly well aligned.

3) I'm quite confident that the tilt is being...
08-29-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By Harold74

I'm a poor expert on this subject so do...

I'm a poor expert on this subject so do prioritize other responses over mine. That said, I've struggled mightily with this same issue and feel that I've learned a few things of value the hard way. ...
08-29-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Harold74

Derailleur Cage 5-10 Degrees Out of Plumb - Do We Care?

I'm a bit of a nut for perfect shifting. The perfectionist in me wants my derailleur cages to be perfectly parallel to my cogs at all times. That pretty much is the case on a 105 short cage setup...
08-29-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Harold74

I took another look at that notice and the...

I took another look at that notice and the associated diagram after reading your comment. I agree and take comfort from that. Thanks for pointing it out.

When I initially read the DM, I guess...
08-29-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Harold74

That's an interesting variable that I'd not...

That's an interesting variable that I'd not considered. I get what you're saying with that. My wife's bike at 48 cm has a 16.5" chain stay. My bikes, at around 60 cm, have 17.5" chain stays +/-. ...
08-29-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Harold74

Thanks, all, for your help with this. I've come...

Thanks, all, for your help with this. I've come to accept that my shifting situation on this bike is likely as good as I can expect it to get with the current frame & mech. My spouse is just going...
08-23-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Harold74

Tiagra 4700 - What Quality of Shifting Should I Expect

I've been struggling to set up the front derailleur on my wife's 2016 Norco Valence. Having done a fair bit of research and trouble shooting, here's my assessment of the situation:

1) The bike...
08-23-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,108
Posted By Harold74

I initially struggled to feel confident with the...

I initially struggled to feel confident with the links but have come to trust them given that:

1) I use a tool that allows me to replace them without damaging them.

2) I take considerable care...
06-06-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Harold74

Ultegra 6500 Calipers - Lubrication Strategies

As a reconditioning exercise, which I may well come to regret, I've taken apart some caliper brakes. Before reassembling them, I need to decide how / if I'll lubricate the many interfaces involved....
05-09-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,274
Posted By Harold74

I'm embarrassed to admit that I still don't fully...

I'm embarrassed to admit that I still don't fully understand this solution. If I get one of those chucks, what then is the pump? Do I hook it up to an air compressor hose or something? Or are there...
05-09-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,274
Posted By Harold74

Firstly, thank you all for your generous...

Firstly, thank you all for your generous assistance.



What I'm seeking to perfect is any means of checking and inflating my tires before each ride without:

a) Hurting my hands and;

b)...
05-02-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,274
Posted By Harold74

I suppose that one option would be to just throw...

I suppose that one option would be to just throw some pliers around the valve loosely and karate chop that.

Reverse pliers might do the trick but I don't know of any that open as wide as I'd...
05-02-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,274
Posted By Harold74

With all of this talk of chucks, would I benefit...

With all of this talk of chucks, would I benefit from a metal chuck rather than the plastic, solid assembly that I've got?
05-02-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,274
Posted By Harold74

Grease the valve threads?? Hell yes if that's a...

Grease the valve threads?? Hell yes if that's a thing. I didn't know that it was.
05-02-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,274
Posted By Harold74

I just googled the Zephal HP and now see how the...

I just googled the Zephal HP and now see how the karate chop works on it. I'll give this thread 48HRS then I'll buy one. It seems somewhat odd that a portable pump would replace my floor one in the...
05-02-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,274
Posted By Harold74

It's a Serfas floor pump with a hose. It's meant...

It's a Serfas floor pump with a hose. It's meant for bicycles but, at the same time, it's department store grade. In most respects, I like it. I'll try the karate chop but I'll likely be chopping...
05-02-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,274
Posted By Harold74

Tips For Getting Tire Pump Off of the Valve Gently

Firstly, I acknowledge that this is a pretty lame question as far as bike "mechanics" go.

In an attempt to be responsible cyclist, I try to check my tire pressure at least every third ride. I...
04-28-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Harold74

Thanks for your response Andrew. I may well wind...

Thanks for your response Andrew. I may well wind up just experimenting with the new crank and the existing BB. For now, the bike is my primary rider so I'm trying to sort things out with modifying...
04-27-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Harold74

Bottom Bracket Options for 1992 Miyata 1000LT

I bought the Miyata a couple of years ago and fell in love with it instantly. Well, except for the biopace chainrings. And I've even come to have a begrudging respect for those. A few months after...
10-07-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Harold74

So I lost my nerve and went to buy one of those...

So I lost my nerve and went to buy one of those sexy Columbus forks from Modernbike. As of today, they're sold out. Hopefully that's just an unfortunate coincidence.
10-07-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Harold74

Agreed. I trust my DIY inspection skills more on...

Agreed. I trust my DIY inspection skills more on a new fork that hasn't yet been in an impact event though.



I may do that and that was, in fact, my original thinking. Unfortunately, I didn't...
10-07-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Harold74

I did that many years ago. I wasn't thinking...

I did that many years ago. I wasn't thinking about a fork replacement at that time though. I did a careful visual inspection and the coin tapping thing. Everything looks good but I still can't shake...
10-06-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Harold74

Thanks. 9) So, in terms of information...

Thanks.

9) So, in terms of information gathering, is this the correct order of operations:

a) Figure out the base plate inside diameter on my headset.

b) Make sure that my new fork has a...
10-06-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Harold74

Thanks for the help guys. I was hoping to be able...

Thanks for the help guys. I was hoping to be able to pull the trigger on a fork without having to take everything apart on the existing setup to measure and inspect. It sounds like I'll have to bite...
10-05-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,382
Posted By Harold74

Put another way, if one were to take money and...

Put another way, if one were to take money and aesthetics off of the table, I agree that the T8000 is best in class. If you like how it looks, I'm sure that you'll love the pedal.
10-05-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,382
Posted By Harold74

1) Frankly, the only reason that I chose the...

1) Frankly, the only reason that I chose the T8000 at all is because I was very new to doing my own bike work and I didn't realize that the other models where available. Shortly after I got a T8000,...
10-05-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Harold74

Thanks. I guess that my question would more...

Thanks. I guess that my question would more accurately have been: is it okay to use a carbon steerer with an alloy (non-carbon) stem? Or is that ill advised?
10-05-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Harold74

Thanks for all of your help. Does that...

Thanks for all of your help.



Does that mean that the rod can indeed be removed from the lever side of the assembly?
10-05-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Harold74

Help with New 1" Threadless Road Fork

High Level Summary

I want to procure a new, 1" threadless road fork for my 2000 Airborne Zeppelin which has a 1" Chris King Nothreadset headset that I plan to retain. My reasons for wanting a new...
10-04-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,715
Posted By Harold74

Yeah, my favorite is "But you're not fat? Did...

Yeah, my favorite is "But you're not fat? Did you used to be really fat?!?".
10-04-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,715
Posted By Harold74

That's a grossly oversimplified and inaccurate...

That's a grossly oversimplified and inaccurate summary the "context":

1) What I didn't understand was why a very particular group of cyclists dons full race gear: those riding on MUP's at lunch...
10-04-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,715
Posted By Harold74

I've no doubt that does work well for you. I'm...

I've no doubt that does work well for you. I'm usually riding with insulin and some ice in a miniature cooler thing to keep it chilled. It's a bit much for rear jersey pockets.
10-03-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,715
Posted By Harold74

I never expected my "Hawaiian shirt" concept to...

I never expected my "Hawaiian shirt" concept to garner the attention that it has. Let's hear it for a good catch phrase. Since there's obviously interest (mostly vitriol), I'll add some detail.
...
10-03-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,715
Posted By Harold74

You've no way of knowing whether or not I've been...

You've no way of knowing whether or not I've been listening which means that you've been thrashing me for not accepting. And I'm under no obligation to accept anything just because you, or anyone...
10-03-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,715
Posted By Harold74

It is a theory of my own that I attempted to have...

It is a theory of my own that I attempted to have vetted by a rider clearly having a better understanding of the competitive cycling world than I (@caloso). Is it really a matter of debate that...
10-03-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,715
Posted By Harold74

I'll take the confidence intervals if you've got...

I'll take the confidence intervals if you've got 'em but, no, that's not really what I had in mind. I was hoping for something like:

1) "Studies have indicated that loose fitting closing decreases...
10-03-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,715
Posted By Harold74

Really and truly GhostRider. In fact, I challenge...

Really and truly GhostRider. In fact, I challenge you to reproduce a single statement of mine that indicates that I disapprove of anybody else's cycling wardrobe choices. As I see it, I've only done...
10-01-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,715
Posted By Harold74

Alright. I ended one of my posts with the blurb...

Alright. I ended one of my posts with the blurb below which was, basically, 100% me trying to anticipate how others view this issue in acknowledgment that they may feel differently than I. Note the...
10-01-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,983
Posted By Harold74

Much better, thank you. Can you...

Much better, thank you.



Can you elaborate at all on how you see my second point contradicting my first? Where is this contradiction that you speak of? So far, all that you seem to have done...
10-01-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,715
Posted By Harold74

I do accept that and have accepted it all along....

I do accept that and have accepted it all along. And I've indicated as much in my previous comments if you cared to read them closely.



What on earth makes you think that I've ignored his list?...
10-01-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,983
Posted By Harold74

Well, how fine of you to inform me of that in...

Well, how fine of you to inform me of that in such a considerate manner.



Yes, so simple in fact that it's precisely what I said myself in my first point.



Somehow that point is...
10-01-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,715
Posted By Harold74

I'm under no illusion that caloso and I train...

I'm under no illusion that caloso and I train equivalently. I don't even know what "intervals" are other than, semantically, it seems reasonable to assume that they involve some manner of training...
10-01-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,983
Posted By Harold74

I disagree. The second point speaks to the...

I disagree. The second point speaks to the utility of correlation in the context being discussed. The third point speaks to things that may or may not be inferred by the trend of the graphs. The...
10-01-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,715
Posted By Harold74

It's not but, clearly, not all of us share that...

It's not but, clearly, not all of us share that perspective so some elaboration has been helpful. Is it really that painful to have a simple conversation about this with folks who see things...
10-01-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,983
Posted By Harold74

I disagree with the conclusions that you've drawn...

I disagree with the conclusions that you've drawn from your, very interesting, graphs:

1) When I look at the graphs, I see a rider deliberately holding cadence to roughly constant, preferred...
10-01-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,715
Posted By Harold74

I might too if my regular ride involved more hill...

I might too if my regular ride involved more hill climbing. I'd say that, in the spectrum of all humans, I'm actually sweatier than most. That said:

1) I seem to barely sweat at all below the...
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