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Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,018
Posted By Iride01

I agree with that. The only thing revolutionary...

I agree with that. The only thing revolutionary about it is that Specialized decided to make a high dollar, lightweight bike with round tubes. And a bike with round tubes made from the same basic...
02-01-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Iride01

jadmt You look fine. Is there an issue you are...

jadmt You look fine. Is there an issue you are having that you think saddle position might cure? Me, I'd just move it around in small increments till it felt better or I decide it's not the saddle...
01-31-23, 02:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 964
Posted By Iride01

Keep in mind that the smaller size of the same...

Keep in mind that the smaller size of the same model bike will have a lower stack height and therefore more drop from saddle to bars. And that is one of the reasons why I took the smaller size of my...
01-29-23, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 456
Posted By Iride01

It's really one of the first things you should do...

It's really one of the first things you should do when you have issues. How will Garmin know there is really an issue they need to solve if enough people don't call them about the same issue?
...
01-29-23, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Iride01

I've ridden much worse. It's more about...

I've ridden much worse.

It's more about whether you are okay with it than whether any of us are okay with it. We all have differing limits to things we perceive as possible safety issues and how...
01-29-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,124
Posted By Iride01

Are you certain of that? I thought it was the...

Are you certain of that? I thought it was the other way around. Most novices I've paid any attention too, including me, pedaled with the spindle between the ball of the foot and the toes.

As we...
01-29-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 505
Posted By Iride01

Neat. However my bike is stored in a spare room...

Neat. However my bike is stored in a spare room inside the house. But maybe some other enterprising sole can come up with one that would open the electronic door locks that many are now putting on...
01-29-23, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 423
Posted By Iride01

I suppose you can use anything you can fit on...

I suppose you can use anything you can fit on there in the proper position. A old lid off a pail, metal or plastic. Just whatever is pleasing to you for any reason.

However if your bike has the DR...
01-29-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Iride01

On square taper spindles, the length of the BB...

On square taper spindles, the length of the BB and the particular crankset you are using will determine where your chain line is. So if you or someone changed the crankset to something else, then...
01-28-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Iride01

https://si.shimano.com/en/ev/ST-5703-3029 ...

https://si.shimano.com/en/ev/ST-5703-3029

Click the blue drop down arrow on item #1 at the right of the page. Seems to me they are saying it's compatible if yours is the ST-6703.

But I'm not...
01-26-23, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Iride01

I'm not familiar with those pedals. But be sure...

I'm not familiar with those pedals. But be sure the entire spindle doesn't just unscrew from the other side, the nut you see in the photo included. For most of the Shimano pedals I use, that requires...
01-26-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Iride01

Click on the blue chevron to the left of the...

Click on the blue chevron to the left of the thread subject.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1031x369/newposts_47b033f520f97300723f7c055fb34ac50981ad42.png

If it's not...
01-26-23, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By Iride01

Wahoo? The device itself or some site of theirs...

Wahoo? The device itself or some site of theirs you load your ride to?

Different places might derive the numbers differently. If you tell me you hit 44.9 mph, I'm not going to care if it was...
01-26-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Iride01

Check the lock ring on the center lock brakes. ...

Check the lock ring on the center lock brakes. Both of mine were loose after the first year of use on my 2020 Tarmac. The rear more than the front.
01-23-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Iride01

When bearings are packed with all the grease you...

When bearings are packed with all the grease you can possibly fit into any empty spots around them, then usually the component is very stiff. And grease will push out of the seals.

Just continue...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,657
Posted By Iride01

You can use a power supply that puts out a...

You can use a power supply that puts out a gagillion amps as long as the output is 5volts. The charger will only use as many of those amps as it needs. However if you use too low an amperage like the...
01-16-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,930
Posted By Iride01

In many cities, there are ordinances that control...

In many cities, there are ordinances that control how many parking spaces large businesses must provide. So it may not be unreasonable to also require some sort of requirements for bicycle parking.
01-16-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 784
Posted By Iride01

Since Garmin added Wifi to most all their...

Since Garmin added Wifi to most all their devices, updates of any sort have become pretty much trouble free. Or at least not a PIA that they once were when you had to go through the Garmin Express...
01-16-23, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,584
Posted By Iride01

So you just want us to fill in the discussion for...

So you just want us to fill in the discussion for you?
01-13-23, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By Iride01

Your wife is a very patient person and all sorts...

Your wife is a very patient person and all sorts of other saintly good things if she is willing to follow you in a car and not have anything else to do.

Let her go on ahead to the B&B, a lunch...
01-12-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By Iride01

I drilled a hole in mine. It's no big deal. Just...

I drilled a hole in mine. It's no big deal. Just be aware of what type BB is in the shell and don't drill into the BB or spindle. Though if you hit it and mar it, it likely isn't a big deal either.
...
01-11-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By Iride01

My worry with Loctite will be that if it is the...

My worry with Loctite will be that if it is the stamped steel bending then it'll need retightening again later. So probably shouldn't use the permanent stuff.

I'd maybe try a locknut, either steel...
01-09-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,914
Posted By Iride01

You need to do a better job of describing what...

You need to do a better job of describing what ever it is you are attempting to describe. Common sense should have told you that your lack of sufficient reference and example in your OP would derail...
01-09-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,914
Posted By Iride01

You didn't refer to anything in your OP. ...

You didn't refer to anything in your OP.

Flat bars are usually much wider than drop bars. So they might be favored for rough off-road terrain as the extra width give you leverage advantage over...
01-09-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,914
Posted By Iride01

IMO, one is never better off using flat bars! So...

IMO, one is never better off using flat bars! So no tipping point. Just a personal preference of the individual for how they fit to their bike for their bar choice.

All that is going on with the...
01-09-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By Iride01

You might consider that upgrading your bikes is...

You might consider that upgrading your bikes is not going to do much for your speed or anything. At best it might make them more enjoyable to ride. But if they are both 2014 or newer, then you...
01-08-23, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Iride01

Not all lacquer is the same just like not all...

Not all lacquer is the same just like not all nail polish is the same. If it were me, I'd go to the auto parts store and buy a small can of touch up paint in clear coat.

But most anything will...
01-08-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Iride01

You might put some clear coat of some sort over...

You might put some clear coat of some sort over that area to help keep the top coat from peeling or chipping away over time.
01-07-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By Iride01

1 more speed isn't going to make you better and...

1 more speed isn't going to make you better and faster. You should be looking at the more things overall than just how many gears on the rear it has. And compare it to your current bike and what your...
01-07-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By Iride01

The two bikes you mention, Giant TCR and the...

The two bikes you mention, Giant TCR and the Cannondale SuperSix have a fairly aggressive fit. So if you aren't going to be riding like a bat out of 'H' 'e ' double toothpicks through that park and...
01-06-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 257
Posted By Iride01

Component failure is very rare IMO. It is very...

Component failure is very rare IMO. It is very likely just a bad connection somewhere.

The wires have a double bump that you should feel when you push them onto the individual components. The...
01-06-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,016
Posted By Iride01

When I started looking for a new bike to buy back...

When I started looking for a new bike to buy back at the end of 2019, I was of the mentality that I didn't want disc brakes on my road bike. Not really for any other valid reason than rim brakes were...
01-05-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,489
Posted By Iride01

Most of the people doing spin class aren't laid...

Most of the people doing spin class aren't laid back that I've seen. They go at it to exhaustion. Take a water bottle with you.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,104
Posted By Iride01

Buy a new bike from a lower tier group that meets...

Buy a new bike from a lower tier group that meets whatever your budget is for a used bike.

Getting the highest tier stuff on your bike isn't going to make you faster or a better cyclist. Mid tier...
01-04-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Iride01

Well if you look in the Forum Suggestions & User...

Well if you look in the Forum Suggestions & User Assistance (https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance/), then you'll see several are currently having this issue.

I think the OP...
01-04-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 343
Posted By Iride01

Is this a 3x crank? The FD-R8000 is only for 2x,...

Is this a 3x crank? The FD-R8000 is only for 2x, IIRC.
01-03-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 337
Posted By Iride01

Well you won't suddenly blow up and leave a...

Well you won't suddenly blow up and leave a crater big enough for a army tank to fall in if you do happen to. I use to cross chain all the time in the big/big.

However nothing here was about...
01-03-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 337
Posted By Iride01

Maybe. Kontact is correct that with a 11-30...

Maybe.

Kontact is correct that with a 11-30 cassette you'll be out of the max (total) capacity of 33 for your new crank. However Di2 won't shift to the last two small cogs on the rear when you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By Iride01

Yes you are mistaken.

Yes you are mistaken.
01-02-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 337
Posted By Iride01

Assuming the rear DR can handle the front 16...

Assuming the rear DR can handle the front 16 tooth difference in chain ring size the 46/30 is along with the total capacity, then the Di2 should have no problem. You might not have the correct ratios...
01-02-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By Iride01

If you want stainless steel then check around...

If you want stainless steel then check around locally with the big restaurants or a restaurant supply store near you and find out who in your area repairs stainless tables and other equipment or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,104
Posted By Iride01

Were both talking about whether that particular...

Were both talking about whether that particular bike model and size was to big for you or might one of them just be talking about that size in general and not considering the geometry of the specific...
01-01-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,281
Posted By Iride01

Maybe it was the wooden stakes he ate that killed...

Maybe it was the wooden stakes he ate that killed him. Or were they aluminum or steel?

:p


Happy New Year to you all!



p.s. Just ribbing you on the misspelling. I find plenty in my...
12-31-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By Iride01

Ha Ha! <grin> I was wondering if perhaps you...

Ha Ha! <grin>

I was wondering if perhaps you thought that's what one or both of us were talking about. Which would have been wrong. So now I can laugh.
12-31-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,847
Posted By Iride01

Solid tires seem like a lot of trouble in the few...

Solid tires seem like a lot of trouble in the few threads I've just recently read about them.
12-31-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By Iride01

Have you taken the wheel to a shop that has a...

Have you taken the wheel to a shop that has a experienced wheel builder or a mechanic with lots of wheel experience? Maybe everything else on the wheel is wrong and that is why that spoke broke. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Iride01

Since manufacturer's are getting rid of the front...

Since manufacturer's are getting rid of the front DR, that leaves a little room for cost of manufacturing considerations so they can include 2 speed hubs without getting the MSRP of the bike too...
12-30-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By Iride01

You'll likely rub the frame or something with the...

You'll likely rub the frame or something with the tread or sidewall of your tire before you get to a size that is considered unsafe for the rim. So put what ever you want to try on it. I have in the...
12-28-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 451
Posted By Iride01

Carry over from 2022's resolution failure. Ride...

Carry over from 2022's resolution failure. Ride up both Mount Evans and Pikes Peak. I didn't make it out to Colorado as much in 2022 as I'd hoped too.

I did Mt. Evans in 2021. The views are...
12-28-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Iride01

Shimano tells you what to do if you want to go by...

Shimano tells you what to do if you want to go by their advice. And not one word about scraping off the blue stuff. So don't scrape it off....
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