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08-10-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By Iride01

https://www.microshift.com/ has been around...

https://www.microshift.com/ has been around awhile. They seem to have a decent enough reputation. And for very old Shimano stuff that you can't fix or find, Microshift will have compatible stuff that...
08-10-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By Iride01

8 to 25 dollar BB cartridge? Just throw it away...

8 to 25 dollar BB cartridge? Just throw it away when it goes bad and keep your hands clean and stress low. It'll probably last a lot longer than you imagine. I don't think I've ever replaced a BB...
08-10-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By Iride01

Find the model and part number for your brakes....

Find the model and part number for your brakes. It's on them somewhere. Probably the backside or down on the mount. Then go to Page C-499 of this document. If your model numbers are out of production...
08-10-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 392
Posted By Iride01

You want to do some long rides on pavement but...

You want to do some long rides on pavement but you bought a mountain bike for that?

Seems you'd need a road bike of either the touring flavor if you are going to be loaded with stuff or just a...
08-10-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 206
Posted By Iride01

Close the bleed screw just before you stop moving...

Close the bleed screw just before you stop moving fluid and air shouldn't be able to get into it via the loose threads.
08-10-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By Iride01

I'll go along with your supposition. Especially...

I'll go along with your supposition. Especially since the chain might be a tad slacker in the small ring. Does the rattle noise lessen when in the small front and you go to the larger cog with the...
08-10-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By Iride01

Being cautious about overtraining? Have you ever...

Being cautious about overtraining? Have you ever actually over trained and experienced it? You might just be too cautious and not doing enough to be what you can be.

Overtraining when it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By Iride01

I use use the right shifter almost exclusively....

I use use the right shifter almost exclusively. However the one or two times during every ride I want to get immediately to the big or small ring with out going through the cogs on the rear just...
08-10-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

Is your saddle too low then? Not sure that makes...

Is your saddle too low then? Not sure that makes sense for the issue.

Maybe it's just when seated you are holding your foot funny in the shoes or pushing on the pedal more with the outside of...
08-10-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By Iride01

I don't know that they are getting scarce. I...

I don't know that they are getting scarce. I just find that the older bike shops have bins where they keep miscellaneous old and new parts that they will always have extra left over from components...
08-10-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By Iride01

A bike shop that has been around quite a while...

A bike shop that has been around quite a while will probably have one or those reduction wild beasts <grin> that fits that old bike in one of their old parts bins. That's where I got mine when I...
08-10-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 206
Posted By Iride01

Well I was thinking you'd just mark the hose...

Well I was thinking you'd just mark the hose where it needs to be cut and then just take that down along with any other stuff needed that you can't do without special tools. If they don't have to...
08-10-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 467
Posted By Iride01

You've gone off the deep end. It seems that you...

You've gone off the deep end. It seems that you feel that having more data collected and possibly better ways to gather data a bad thing that somehow makes it easier for persons and entities to...
08-10-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,339
Posted By Iride01

It's common sense to accept and cower to assaults...

It's common sense to accept and cower to assaults for something you are allowed to do? You live in a different world that I do.

And for sure you live where I'm not. I can't assess whether or not...
08-09-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 467
Posted By Iride01

But at least he was on topic and didn't take...

But at least he was on topic and didn't take exception to the opinions of others and then move the conversation to something else because your imagined extrapolations of what you imagined was some...
08-09-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 126
Posted By Iride01

Well get the bike up on a stand or someplace you...

Well get the bike up on a stand or someplace you can comfortably stand behind it and sight over the top of the rear cassette to the front ring. Try to find what cog on the rear looks like it has the...
08-09-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By Iride01

I once had a rim brake bike that started...

I once had a rim brake bike that started screeching very loud and annoying. Cleaning and nothing helped. And they were new pads. And at that time without the interwebs, choices were few. So I...
08-09-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 126
Posted By Iride01

Are you in the big front with this happens? ...

Are you in the big front with this happens? Besides the above reply, it might be that your chain line isn't quite what it should be. However I'd only expect the chain line to be off if this was a...
08-09-22, 04:19 PM
08-09-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Iride01

Geesh, there was a dog topic recently somewhere...

Geesh, there was a dog topic recently somewhere here on BF that I missed! Please don't point it out. I'm glad to have missed the entire conversation.
08-09-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By Iride01

The hole in your BB is for drainage of moisture....

The hole in your BB is for drainage of moisture. That's a big hole though. Usually I see them half that size.

If you use a guide like I showed, then that hole in it that doesn't have a screw in...
08-09-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By Iride01

Second pic is to hold your chain when you...

Second pic is to hold your chain when you remove/replace the wheel. I had to ask the same question here on BF quite a few years ago.

You probably do need a guide on the bottom of the BB. Some...
08-09-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By Iride01

Is the guide you are talking about for the rear...

Is the guide you are talking about for the rear derailleur cable on the top or bottom of the chainstay? If it is on top, you don't use a guide underneath the BB.

Since every bike can be...
08-09-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 467
Posted By Iride01

You seem to be blind to the problem of accident...

You seem to be blind to the problem of accident statistics that every statistician and author of books concerning such has brought up over the last 40 years.

Read "Bicycling and The Law" by Bob...
08-09-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 467
Posted By Iride01

Well that's the point. There isn't any reporting...

Well that's the point. There isn't any reporting so we really don't know.

Besides, you aren't curious to know what different types of accidents befall a cyclist? And why do you think I have an...
08-09-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Iride01

I thought it a little odd that the slot stopped...

I thought it a little odd that the slot stopped in the lug. While I can't say for certain, I thought my lugged steel bikes had the slot going through the lug entirely and a little further down the...
08-09-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Iride01

Makes me wonder if your seat post is the right...

Makes me wonder if your seat post is the right size, or did some previous owner jam something down the tube that wasn't the correct size and later corrected it.

But otherwise, I don't see any...
08-09-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 907
Posted By Iride01

What about those people that put out rim brakes...

What about those people that put out rim brakes that don't work as well as other rim brakes but otherwise look pretty much the same?

I've had some that stop really well and other lousy wet or dry....
08-09-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Iride01

They throw a lot of other stuff in water too....

They throw a lot of other stuff in water too. What is so surprising?

Seems this was also in the news 15 or 20 years ago. Maybe some other city in Europe, maybe it wasn't bikes.
08-09-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Iride01

That's really the biggest issue with any person...

That's really the biggest issue with any person asking for advice on a bike purchase. We don't know what style of riding the OP wants to do and whether they'll be in flat, hilly or mountainous...
08-09-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,582
Posted By Iride01

When you are driving a motor vehicle, is that the...

When you are driving a motor vehicle, is that the way you view slower traffic of any kind in front of you?

The burden for dealing with slower traffic in front of you is your burden. Not the person...
08-09-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Iride01

And if the OP just wants a bike to ride around...

And if the OP just wants a bike to ride around the neighborhood or back and forth in the city, then for less than twice that asking price of what is supposedly a used bike with dubious DIY put into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Iride01

Wet roads just take care and experience on them. ...

Wet roads just take care and experience on them. My Continental GP 5000's grip wet roads very well. Other popular brands of road bike tires do well too.
08-09-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Iride01

Are the shoes a tad too snug in the width?...

Are the shoes a tad too snug in the width? That'll make for issues, particularly the longer the ride is. At least until your feet get so numb you don't care anymore. But usually that is after they've...
08-09-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Iride01

But is the lowest position the proper height for...

But is the lowest position the proper height for your leg length? You'll sit heavier when pedaling with some normal to a lot of power on a saddle that is too low than as saddle that is at it proper...
08-09-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 206
Posted By Iride01

Why not just make friends with the LBS's in your...

Why not just make friends with the LBS's in your area and when you need a hose cut or something, then let them do it. Then you won't have to buy shoddy tools that are still expensive for things you...
08-09-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 386
Posted By Iride01

Have you looked at the Shimano manuals for your...

Have you looked at the Shimano manuals for your brakes? They give everything needed to know how to do it. The DM's are what you want to read.

https://si.shimano.com/

And Park Tool usually has...
08-09-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 467
Posted By Iride01

Because there are likely a lot of bicycle...

Because there are likely a lot of bicycle accidents that involve injury and don't involve a motor vehicle.

I'd even venture that the number of fatalities on a bike that do not involve a motor...
08-09-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 386
Posted By Iride01

Sounds about like my experience. However I don't...

Sounds about like my experience. However I don't change brake fluid and all I do is change pads when needed.

I might be more green than you since I'm not using as much oil!
08-09-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 467
Posted By Iride01

I doubt many bicycle accidents get reported....

I doubt many bicycle accidents get reported. Especially the ones that don't involve both an injury and a motor vehicle.
08-09-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Iride01

Is the bike made for the type of riding you wish...

Is the bike made for the type of riding you wish to do?

Did Bridgestone actually make that bike with the 8 speed IGH and belt drive? I'm thinking it's something someone cobbled together. I'd be...
08-08-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Posted By Iride01

I agree with that and also your previous response...

I agree with that and also your previous response in this thread.

However aren't Deore cranksets of various models just 2 piece cranks? There won't be as much ability to adjust chain line with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 785
Posted By Iride01

Don't y'all have some of those ambulance chasing...

Don't y'all have some of those ambulance chasing attorney's that advertise on TV all the time? Consider consulting them. It's free usually.

For certain you also need to be talking to your...
08-08-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,339
Posted By Iride01

When they built the Nissan plant a little way...

When they built the Nissan plant a little way north of me, they put in a nice stretch of four lane divided highway they call Nissan Parkway. It has a designated bike lane on the right, but it's...
08-08-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 907
Posted By Iride01

On a bike, the rotors are flexible enough that...

On a bike, the rotors are flexible enough that they can be pushed into the other pad. No need for a caliper sliders like in cars with a very inflexible rotor.
08-08-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By Iride01

If you don't do routes and navigation then you'll...

If you don't do routes and navigation then you'll probably have a learning curve with some gotcha's that will crop up when you do start in the lower 48. However I have but don't use the navigation...
08-08-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 907
Posted By Iride01

You might be surprised that a lot of disc brakes...

You might be surprised that a lot of disc brakes on cars only have one piston.

While your cable pulled single piston brakes might not stop as well as others, I bet they stop well enough. Or...
08-08-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By Iride01

Has your Mom gone to a proctologist? I know of...

Has your Mom gone to a proctologist? I know of one person that found a proctologist that was also a surgeon and had all her problematic hemorrhoid's removed and has had no issues ever since. The...
08-08-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,339
Posted By Iride01

prj71 In the last link you provided it's...

prj71

In the last link you provided it's interesting that all the illustrations of a single cyclist show them in the center of their lane!
...
08-08-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,339
Posted By Iride01

I do understand that it's different in different...

I do understand that it's different in different places. We aren't talking about MUPs or bike lanes so I'm not sure where that fits in the conversation.

I feel blessed to have a 11 mile long...
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