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02-18-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,496
Posted By Road Fan

I dunno, this kinda gives me the willies! If I'm...

I dunno, this kinda gives me the willies! If I'm screaming downhill, say in Northern Michigan or (much worse!) in the Rockies, with feet up and the pedals are spinning too fast to keep my feet up,...
02-17-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,496
Posted By Road Fan

I wouldn't be, either!

I wouldn't be, either!
02-17-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,496
Posted By Road Fan

I'm sure the original "Barney" didn't,...

I'm sure the original "Barney" didn't, either!
02-14-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,262
Posted By Road Fan

My main engineering point in this (and I'm an...

My main engineering point in this (and I'm an electrical engineer, not a materials or mechanical specialist) is that steel can undergo completely reversible bending of small amplitude in a number of...
02-14-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,893
Posted By Road Fan

Hi, well it sounds like you certainly have a...

Hi, well it sounds like you certainly have a Brooks installation you are happy with. There are narrower Brooks designs out there, if you're interested.

In your second post you expressed surprise...
02-12-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,893
Posted By Road Fan

In it's day the Regina Oro was the top of the...

In it's day the Regina Oro was the top of the line.

Brooksies have a wide platform for your sit bones at the widest point of the saddle. If you can't keep your sitbones on those points you'll be...
02-12-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By Road Fan

The money invested would not be worth it, but it...

The money invested would not be worth it, but it is a capable bicycle that was originally a pretty complete design, with provision for fenders, lights, a generator, electrical wiring inside the...
02-12-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By Road Fan

In this re-awakened zombie thread...

In this re-awakened zombie thread https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/710577-old-sugino-square-taper-bb-replacement.html is the information that Token has or had a 115 mm ISO taper BB, 115...
02-12-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By Road Fan

But like a lot of zombie threads, there's a...

But like a lot of zombie threads, there's a nugget here - that Token has available (or had) a 115 mm offset bb intended for Campagnolo triples. One or two other threads here are looking at at how to...
02-11-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By Road Fan

The RTs are inherently wide cranks for sure. ...

The RTs are inherently wide cranks for sure. I've never had a Comp Triple. It was said to be Record grade, FWIW. Wide Q doesn't cause me much discomfort or pain, but with low Q (such as the 140 to...
02-11-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By Road Fan

H5N1, thanks for the appreciation and kind words!...

H5N1, thanks for the appreciation and kind words! But, on my wife's frame a BB with a shorter right-end length (called SER for "side-end right) will not help to move the right crank arm/spider...
02-09-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By Road Fan

Just realized this is a zombie thread, so...

Just realized this is a zombie thread, so apologies to the Thread Starter, who probably no longer needs an example. But I think it's a worthwhile example for others dealing with the oddities of...
02-09-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,308
Posted By Road Fan

Here in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti some of the best...

Here in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti some of the best ones have adapted themselves out of business. Bully for them to have recognized what they did not want to do, but the access to expertise in the town...
02-09-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,308
Posted By Road Fan

That's a relief, it's a ship! :) An early Great...

That's a relief, it's a ship! :) An early Great Lakes ore or lumber hauler, no doubt, now in restful repose below 300 feet of Lake Michigan!
02-06-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, indeed! Those problems are why Lennard...

Yes, indeed! Those problems are why Lennard Zinn's technique uses a thick dowel that will be hard to bend, and a sensitive level on the dowel to see when it's level. A very resourceful person could...
02-06-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,308
Posted By Road Fan

What's that?

What's that?
02-06-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,308
Posted By Road Fan

Likely he's a St. Louisan or a Missourian.

Likely he's a St. Louisan or a Missourian.
02-06-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,028
Posted By Road Fan

I've also noticed ebay sellers not able to or...

I've also noticed ebay sellers not able to or interested in distinguishing between tubulars and open tubulars. It's hard to confirm what you are going to get. Ask the seller, yes, of course, but if...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,246
Posted By Road Fan

For my bigger picture of the state of Road Fan's...

For my bigger picture of the state of Road Fan's road cycling, this year is my time to return to regular cycling, since I don't have full-time work any more. No new bikes on the horizon, but my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,246
Posted By Road Fan

I totally agree with you about cost, though the...

I totally agree with you about cost, though the disparity between "tops" and "good" has become bigger. In the late '60s the Peugeot PX10 for $140 or Releight Super Course for $120 were good bikes by...
02-04-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By Road Fan

The lower BB does not concern me. The higher top...

The lower BB does not concern me. The higher top tube does. If your PBH is 75 and the Singer's standover height is 77, you will be standing with a lot of top tube pressure up into your groin - you...
02-04-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,178
Posted By Road Fan

Wheel truing: I make the wheels satisfy me, not...

Wheel truing: I make the wheels satisfy me, not stand up to a quality standard the whole shop output needs to satisfy. I use a stand and would like to get a new one that supports the wheel from...
02-04-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,178
Posted By Road Fan

Usually when I pick up the bike from the LBS I...

Usually when I pick up the bike from the LBS I see at least a handful of things I would not have done that way, and I have to go and rectify all those little matters before I want to ride it. It's...
02-04-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Road Fan

On mine now I'm using 700c CR 18 rims, 6-spd...

On mine now I'm using 700c CR 18 rims, 6-spd friction, 53-39 vintage Campy Chorus double, Huret friction shifters (duopar), a Rivet saddle, 45 mm fenders with Strada Bianca 30 mm clinchers. I also...
02-03-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By Road Fan

Let me try to analyze the existing gearing a...

Let me try to analyze the existing gearing a little.

Your front pair is 50/45, setting the granny aside for the time being. The ratio between them is 1.111. The incremental ratio for the 6-speed...
02-03-20, 08:29 PM
02-03-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By Road Fan

I started riding tubulars around 1969. When my...

I started riding tubulars around 1969. When my only bike had tubulars and I owned no spare wheels, and I went out pedaling around the countryside, I rode on gravel when I didn't have an alternative...
02-03-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, the owner is wrong. I have one I bought...

Yes, the owner is wrong. I have one I bought new. I've always thought the frame is a little too stiff, a little jittery of a ride. It's Reynolds 531, but the DT is 10/7/10 rather than the 9/6/9 ...
02-03-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By Road Fan

I guess you were being ironic.

I guess you were being ironic.
02-03-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By Road Fan

Look at my post - I didn't say the road racer was...

Look at my post - I didn't say the road racer was the best thing to use on gravel. However, I don't accept that you have to have a "gravel bike" in order to ride on gravel.
02-02-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Road Fan

The 8" spacing would tend to mimic the stance...

The 8" spacing would tend to mimic the stance while feet are on the pedals, so I like this approach - if you have to pick an arbitrary criterion, it's probably better if it mimics the actual riding...
02-02-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Road Fan

The B17s that now feel hard will feel softer in...

The B17s that now feel hard will feel softer in the future. With your weight, maybe far in the future. If you have some discarded B17s that have broken in to the point of being soft and hammocky,...
02-02-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,420
Posted By Road Fan

You're welcome! There was a website commonly...

You're welcome! There was a website commonly cited in BF that had a really good digest of the vintage clues on PX-10s. I think it was hosted by MiamiJim. I recall learning there that the horn was...
02-01-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,420
Posted By Road Fan

I think I'll have this one out on the road in...

I think I'll have this one out on the road in late Spring. My oldest, it is a 1952 Rudge Aero Special. So, 68 years old, 1 to 2 years older than me. This first round of riding will be shakedown,...
02-01-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,420
Posted By Road Fan

Real nice! Does the left dropout have a shark's...

Real nice! Does the left dropout have a shark's tooth hanging down as far as the derailleur hanger on the drive side? If so I think it could be 1967. I have one with all the same decals and...
02-01-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,195
Posted By Road Fan

Our "ROOLES" today are barely recognized even by...

Our "ROOLES" today are barely recognized even by us!
02-01-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,166
Posted By Road Fan

Probably it started something like 20 years after...

Probably it started something like 20 years after the first safeties were put on the market!
02-01-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 42,568
Posted By Road Fan

I wish the ones in my part of Michigan had that...

I wish the ones in my part of Michigan had that viewpoint! We have a lot of fruity, excessively hoppy beers. Some show charts of IBV and bitterness score, but if you try to find low bitterness, you...
02-01-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By Road Fan

I'm guessing this year it will be April 25, 2020.

I'm guessing this year it will be April 25, 2020.
02-01-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By Road Fan

What makes a bike not capable for gravel? One can...

What makes a bike not capable for gravel? One can ride a tight road racer with 21 mm tubulars on gravel. One may have to.
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By Road Fan

I think I'd like to try the skinny spokes if I do...

I think I'd like to try the skinny spokes if I do a rebuild. And the Co Cyclist price is hard to beat! A LOT better than CXrays.
01-29-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 849
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Views: 131,910
Posted By Road Fan

i like the beer chat! Right now my fave is...

i like the beer chat! Right now my fave is Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold.

wife likes it, too, and she knows what my Masi and Mondonicos are worth.
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By Road Fan

I remember being concerned about early Synergies...

I remember being concerned about early Synergies having problems back when I bought the rims, but I was told these are probably of the newer version that is stronger. I don't know how they relate to...
01-28-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 499
Posted By Road Fan

Based on Tmar's photo as well as the exploded...

Based on Tmar's photo as well as the exploded assembly diagram, I would disengage the spring ends from the caliper arms first. Then hold the unthreaded shaft of "D" with a small locked Vise-grip or...
01-28-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 499
Posted By Road Fan

I haven't seen this for quite a while! My...

I haven't seen this for quite a while! My question is always, where is the misalignment? I would take them apart and inspect all the parts, that they are straight where they need to be straight,...
01-28-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 323
Posted By Road Fan

Maybe this is a dumb question, but are you...

Maybe this is a dumb question, but are you turning the non-drive side cup in the correct direction? If you aren't, that explains why nothing is moving. It would be a shame to do something to the...
01-28-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,395
Posted By Road Fan

In HS I used to accompany girlfriends real or...

In HS I used to accompany girlfriends real or aspirational to their homes riding beside them at walking speed - fun on several levels!

But yes it developed low-speed riding skills, and skills of...
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By Road Fan

I don't really see the "pigs" thing. The weight...

I don't really see the "pigs" thing. The weight difference between th Synergy and the A23 (sorry making a bold assumption that the A23 is what everyone likes) is not very large. At Starbike the...
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By Road Fan

As I said, I didn't build the wheels or order...

As I said, I didn't build the wheels or order them. I needed a set of wheels and these were decent quality, so I bought and solved the immediate problem. Update: The rims are indeed Synergy. The...
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By Road Fan

I didn't build the wheels, I bought them from...

I didn't build the wheels, I bought them from another BFer or perhaps a Google group member. For a 200# rider with 32 spokes, I'd probably go for ... open to suggestions! I would likely keep the...
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