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10-13-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Road Fan

I like what minisystem has prototyped, but he...

I like what minisystem has prototyped, but he has not gone into production, and it seems it needs some electronics to keep from over stressing LEDs.

What would be a drop-in solution? I can only...
10-13-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,959
Posted By Road Fan

Biggest problem with on-road re-taping is...

Biggest problem with on-road re-taping is removing the old tape on the road. But there seems to be fear of rolling tires.

I think everyone who rides tubulars should install their tires WITHOUT...
10-11-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Road Fan

Rudy has as usual summed things up way more...

Rudy has as usual summed things up way more concisely than I did!
10-11-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Road Fan

As an electrical engineer, I do not have the...

As an electrical engineer, I do not have the numbers I would need to predict for you whether a higher-end B&M will actually work, though such a prediction is definitely possible with the correct...
10-09-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,961
Posted By Road Fan

63, where do you take frames to be aligned and...

63, where do you take frames to be aligned and get good results, in your area? I can't think of too many Michigan shops I would trust to do it correctly and whom are still in the game. I had a Trek...
10-09-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,961
Posted By Road Fan

I applaud your care and precision! One question...

I applaud your care and precision! One question about the saddle setback: you measured saddle tip to a plumb line aimed at the BB center and the TIPS are the same distance behind. But the distance...
10-09-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Road Fan

I would suggest a modern B&M with their excellent...

I would suggest a modern B&M with their excellent optics and efficient LEDs. They don't really need the full output of a SON, so with the lesser spec of a GH with added consideration of potential...
10-09-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,122
Posted By Road Fan

I think you did not detect my tongue in cheek...

I think you did not detect my tongue in cheek approach. Sorry for the confusion. But if several dozen BF members want to say "groupset" rather than "group," it doesn't matter to me honestly. This is...
10-08-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,122
Posted By Road Fan

I take issue with your taking issue. I did not...

I take issue with your taking issue. I did not invent "groupset" nor did I first use it in this thread. I think I invented "de-snoot." And while I also oppose redundancy bigly, I accept modern...
10-08-19, 03:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By Road Fan

As a PSA, the Specialized Toupe is offerred in...

As a PSA, the Specialized Toupe is offerred in three (or more?) different widths. The dealers offer a service to determine what width would best fit your sitbones.

I've found that "too narrow"...
10-07-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,122
Posted By Road Fan

Some folks like to "de-snoot" the situation,...

Some folks like to "de-snoot" the situation, hence "groupset."
10-07-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,959
Posted By Road Fan

63Rickert, I don't think I ever did learn to fold...

63Rickert, I don't think I ever did learn to fold tires correctly, glued or not. But, I'm also quite sure I never say a 28 mm tubular before about 2000 when the Challenge ParigiRoubaix in 27 mm...
10-07-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,959
Posted By Road Fan

Is this a thing, or is it a worry? Are you...

Is this a thing, or is it a worry? Are you saying that glueing a new tire onto a clean, degreased rim actually does not work as well as in Ye Olden Days when we had to light up a Gauloise to be able...
10-07-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,959
Posted By Road Fan

You do not need to make up a new tape. For the...

You do not need to make up a new tape. For the few inches of tape you loosened to slit open the seam to access the puncture in the tube, it should IMHO stick back on the tire. I have added some...
10-07-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By Road Fan

Aceves, What kind of racing are you considering?...

Aceves, What kind of racing are you considering? Gearing is my point: With the 120 mm OLD, you can only get 6 cogs on the rear, and ... what gearing can you get on a 6-speed these days, i.e. you...
10-07-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By Road Fan

Aceves, What kind of racing are you considering?...

Aceves, What kind of racing are you considering? Gearing is my point: With the 120 mm OLD, you can only get 6 cogs on the rear, and ... what gearing can you get on a 6-speed these days? And can...
10-07-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By Road Fan

Oh, and I use a bike bathrobe on most of my CVs.

Oh, and I use a bike bathrobe on most of my CVs.
10-07-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By Road Fan

On a Snap I can use a freewheel bike if the OLD...

On a Snap I can use a freewheel bike if the OLD is 130. I can't adjust the rear wheel clamp to match a 126 mm OLD. But on my older Kurt Kinetic, I can use 120 mm OLD (1980 Masi) up to a tandem with...
10-07-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,648
Posted By Road Fan

When is it?

When is it?
10-07-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,122
Posted By Road Fan

No, be careful here! The Ironman will accept a...

No, be careful here! The Ironman will accept a BSC BB cartridge. The OP needs to see what threading/BB shell width his bottom bracket on hand is made for. Another key interface is bottom bracket:...
09-30-19, 04:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,648
Posted By Road Fan

Seeing this I apologize for suggesting anything...

Seeing this I apologize for suggesting anything but an Ironman, to an iron woman!
09-30-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,648
Posted By Road Fan

Bridgestone RB-1?

Bridgestone RB-1?
09-26-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,000
Posted By Road Fan

speedevil, I see you are using a Campy 12/30 with...

speedevil, I see you are using a Campy 12/30 with a 52/42/32 Comp triple chainset. I'm a little surprised at the Roadlink was needed with the medium cage Campagnolo derailleur, but I guess it's...
09-25-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21,516
Views: 2,168,851
Posted By Road Fan

I'm getting a little confused - it happens more...

I'm getting a little confused - it happens more these days. First, by "10 speed" you probably mean a vintage friction-shifted 2x5, not a modern indexed 2x10 or 3x10?

In modern bikes I don't think...
09-25-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By Road Fan

Wheelbase measurement has a poor correlation to...

Wheelbase measurement has a poor correlation to frame size, because there are so many additional factors in play. If you need a simplistic estimate, a much better choice is the seat tube length,...
09-23-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By Road Fan

Chill, I read it, but I missed that point. Sorry!...

Chill, I read it, but I missed that point. Sorry! and tks for the link.
09-23-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By Road Fan

I've always had this feeling, but I never put it...

I've always had this feeling, but I never put it into words so well! Perhaps it's the high level of polishing, which I think was not how the TAs and Stronglights were originally finished 50+ years...
09-23-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By Road Fan

Depending on the desired gearing, the...

Depending on the desired gearing, the nicely-styled Holdsworth crankset might not be right.

I thought that there were two generations of TA: one early one with very narrow Q or tread, chainring...
09-23-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,266
Posted By Road Fan

Skip, isn't there a different Huret rear...

Skip, isn't there a different Huret rear derailleur that will handle the gearing and ... be next best? A Duopar comes to mind - In my hands at least they have not not been particularly fragile.
...
09-21-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Road Fan

Canti brake mechanical advantage?

Which Canti brake geometry has the best mechanical advantage when used with road levers, low profile or conventional geometry?
09-21-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,817
Posted By Road Fan

mmob?

mmob?
09-21-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,473
Posted By Road Fan

Well, WP is a long-timer on BF if not in C&V. ...

Well, WP is a long-timer on BF if not in C&V.

And pictures are NOT a rule, they are your want.

Bicycles are about freedom, not regimentation.

Fun is fun, but when someone reasonable gets...
09-21-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,473
Posted By Road Fan

Being 66 yo, I take your point!!!! I was...

Being 66 yo, I take your point!!!!

I was thinking, and I think I indicated, words more like "toasted," "rust-bucket," "groaty colorless pile of rusty sticks," and ... well, we could have a contest...
09-21-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,473
Posted By Road Fan

Likely not more than 20% of what you paid, if it...

Likely not more than 20% of what you paid, if it works.
09-21-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Road Fan

And after that self-chastization, the Chronicles...

And after that self-chastization, the Chronicles of Jobst to inspire you toward the Light (something around 100 grams per wheel).

I have had sidewall pinholes expand into blowouts at 105 psi, but...
09-19-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,465
Posted By Road Fan

I have a fairly recent Swallow called B15 Select....

I have a fairly recent Swallow called B15 Select. It's theoretically thicker leather, which feels stiff in its current unridden condition. It matches the length and width of the Brooks...
09-19-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By Road Fan

The uptilt that will comfortably let you sit in...

The uptilt that will comfortably let you sit in the right place is just a little bit below the uptilt that focuses too much pressure on the front of my undercarriage. You might need to make fine...
09-19-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,941
Posted By Road Fan

According to Touring Bicycles by Tony Oliver, 531...

According to Touring Bicycles by Tony Oliver, 531 Competition is (TT, DT, ST) 8/5 db, 9/6 db, 8/5 sb. To compare, Columbus SL and SLX are 9/6 db, 9/6 db, and 9/6 sb.

In his text he vaguely...
09-18-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By Road Fan

yeah, as I was saying or trying to, you may have...

yeah, as I was saying or trying to, you may have to use a setback seatpost to get a Brooksie set back where it would be with the 71 degree seat tube.
09-18-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By Road Fan

Two prerequisites to using the derailleur hanger...

Two prerequisites to using the derailleur hanger alignment tool.

True teh wheel.

Dish the wheel.

(maybe three) As has been said, install the wheel square, so the rim is in the plane or...
09-18-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,306
Posted By Road Fan

I remember being told that stuff in bike shops...

I remember being told that stuff in bike shops when I was in high school, but never tried it. I just rode the bike, occasional light Proofide.
09-18-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By Road Fan

repechage, do you have any numbers for the angles...

repechage, do you have any numbers for the angles and tube lengths?
09-18-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By Road Fan

I have a 1952 Rudge Aero Special which was made...

I have a 1952 Rudge Aero Special which was made as a Rudge-branded clone of the 1952 Raleigh Super Lenton. This was probably the top Clubman-type of the model year, except for the more rare and dear...
09-18-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By Road Fan

If I change to shoes that are very different, yes...

If I change to shoes that are very different, yes I do adjust the saddle. I use platform road pedals with integral toeclips and straps.
09-18-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,885
Posted By Road Fan

Agree - it's not that "drop bars just aren't for...

Agree - it's not that "drop bars just aren't for everybody." It's that drop bars slammed downward are too aggressive for most people. Without being judgemental, many of us, me included, cannot...
09-18-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Road Fan

Not strictly true, the bones that support your...

Not strictly true, the bones that support your weight are curved and set at an angle, so they are closer together at the front. When your pelvis is leaned forward, the contact points are laterally...
09-17-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,473
Posted By Road Fan

Umm, it sounds like you think I am the original...

Umm, it sounds like you think I am the original poster or at least the one thinking about a Denali. If so, it is an incorrect conclusion. I would not consider a Denali bike as a good example of...
09-16-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,473
Posted By Road Fan

In my opinion, "vintage" is a non-pejorative way...

In my opinion, "vintage" is a non-pejorative way of saying "old," in contrast to perhaps "toasted."

"Classic" suggests the object has lasting value and exemplifies a style, a technique, or other...
09-16-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,473
Posted By Road Fan

What does this mean? Is there a secret BF C&V...

What does this mean? Is there a secret BF C&V official lexicon, where the word "classic" has been rendered no longer operational?
09-16-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,895
Posted By Road Fan

The way we do it there's no wedging. The bottom...

The way we do it there's no wedging. The bottom bike goes in rear wheel first, the long way, drive side up. The upper one goes in front first, drive side down. I put a thick blanket over the...
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