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02-18-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By 79pmooney

Cassettes need a few more cogs to build a double...

Cassettes need a few more cogs to build a double as good as my triple 9-speed. Still waiting.
02-18-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes. I asked about it in the opening post.

Yes. I asked about it in the opening post.
02-17-20, 02:57 PM
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Views: 346
Posted By 79pmooney

I could measure up where the 24t ring sits but...

I could measure up where the 24t ring sits but extrapolating from my existing FDs is tougher. I didn't measure up the D-A FD when it was on and the SRAM was so different after I glued on the 1/8"...
02-17-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 543
Posted By 79pmooney

I've lost most of an inch, all torso (I'm soon to...

I've lost most of an inch, all torso (I'm soon to be 67). Yes my reach has gotten longer. I always rode really long stems so now they are just not quite so long or set a cm higher. Not a big deal....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding cheap Lakes for years. First as...

I've been riding cheap Lakes for years. First as Performance house brand shoes, then under the Lake name. All with plastic soles. My feet love the fit. They hold up really well. First thing to go is...
02-15-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By 79pmooney

Thanks Karl. I actually had very good shifting...

Thanks Karl. I actually had very good shifting with my D-A 9-speed triple before I addressed the "Q" despite that it was for a very different combo than what I was running. But now it doesn't come...
02-15-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By 79pmooney

Double knots are easy, allow long enough laces to...

Double knots are easy, allow long enough laces to double as winter laces with far more socks and - fix gears - you never want anything to get tangled in the drivetrain. Especially if it is attached...
02-15-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By 79pmooney

(Warning, dinosaur here) I never "got" the BOA...

(Warning, dinosaur here) I never "got" the BOA system. Always seemed to me a complicated, expensive system to crudely imitate what we did with laces 50 years ago - a system that worked very well...
02-15-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By 79pmooney

Thanks Joel

Thanks Joel
02-15-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By 79pmooney

Thanks rccardr. I'm going to scrounge up some...

Thanks rccardr. I'm going to scrounge up some seatpost diameter tubing, go to shops, mount some of those and measure them. (I also need to caliper my seattube again. I said 31.8 from the top of my...
02-15-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been standing for half a century. Yes, I...

I've been standing for half a century. Yes, I know both the benefits and drawbacks really well. (Maybe you noticed my great breakthrough, the 13-19 5-speed FW? WIth a 50something by 42 144 BCD...
02-14-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By 79pmooney

Shoe/crank rub is the limit. (I actually try to...

Shoe/crank rub is the limit. (I actually try to stay far enough off that I can wear winter shoes and not rub with road grit. I have a box of dead Sugino cranks, all worn ~25% through from shoe wear....
02-14-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By 79pmooney

Add thread name to "Quoted" E-mails

A suggestion that I have wanted for years - on the E-mails that alert us that we have been quoted (or mentioned or perhaps even PM'd), how about noting the Bike Forum sub-directory and thread that...
02-14-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By 79pmooney

Total aside, feel free to ignore - I was not...

Total aside, feel free to ignore - I was not aware those were called paddles. When I was looking at buying a Prius, I test drove a C and really liked it. Then the choices of model. going up from...
02-14-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By 79pmooney

What front derailleur cage travels furthest in?

I need a front derailleur for a triple that mounts on a 31.8mm seatpost and travels as far inboard as possible. I have taken a triple crankset and mounted it on the shortest possible Plil Wood BB...
02-14-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By 79pmooney

Technically, your dropouts aren't staying...

Technically, your dropouts aren't staying parallel when you squeeze them together. I doubt if adding less than spec washers is going to be much worse. If it were me, I'd just do it and see if...
02-13-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By 79pmooney

Yet another reason to ride fix gear in the...

Yet another reason to ride fix gear in the winter. Better control of the bike on slippery surfaces being number one and the reason I started. Other advantages: better fitness gains from limited...
02-13-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,355
Posted By 79pmooney

OK, I'll accept that the cyclists killed when...

OK, I'll accept that the cyclists killed when deer break windshields or the drivers have heart attacks are victims of accidents. Yeah, and I know these accidents kill cyclists every day (combining...
02-13-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By 79pmooney

But, but. but ... So not period correct! Every...

But, but. but ... So not period correct! Every bike of that era, every photo of a bike of that era and likewise every painting, drawing or other reproduction of those machines included pedals! In...
02-13-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By 79pmooney

Do those shorts have a good pouch to keep our...

Do those shorts have a good pouch to keep our male stuff where it belongs? I'm always looking. Hate it when things travel down the leg opening. Happens on nearly all the shorts I've used. Segois...
02-12-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By 79pmooney

I just had a thought. Wearing cycling shorts,...

I just had a thought. Wearing cycling shorts, place a small piece of tape over your hip bone. Then mount each of our bike in an inside hall where you can near balance and use the wall for support. ...
02-12-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,586
Posted By 79pmooney

I use a substance roughly midway between light...

I use a substance roughly midway between light oil and something that locks - marine grease. (Though I never thought about lubricating or locking qualities while building. I do it so I can re-true...
02-11-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By 79pmooney

Only if you go into the Chehalems, the west hills...

Only if you go into the Chehalems, the west hills or the coast range. Plenty of near flat, beautiful riding south and west of Beaveron and Hillsboro. There are roads into the west hills and over...
02-11-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,640
Posted By 79pmooney

You have a chainring guard on the outside. I...

You have a chainring guard on the outside. I trust your fall-offs are happening to the inside. In that case, you do not need the full guide suggested above but just a Chan Watcher. (There are...
Forum: Foo
02-11-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By 79pmooney

In my undergraduate years, the badgers used to...

In my undergraduate years, the badgers used to come to Ann Arbor in two year cycles. They didn't fare well. They regularly got eaten alive by the local wolverines.

And seriously - two fish that...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By 79pmooney

My routine for my hardcore city bikes was to only...

My routine for my hardcore city bikes was to only clean that parts/area being worked on. The rest stayed as is.
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By 79pmooney

Go to your local coop (if you city has one) and...

Go to your local coop (if you city has one) and ask. They know what works and what doesn't. Also consider - the bike that looks less valuable and/or is better locked will be left in favor of the...
Forum: Recumbent
02-11-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By 79pmooney

As much as good lights, good, bright (and not...

As much as good lights, good, bright (and not camouflaging) clothing. (Or seat back on a wider recumbent seat.)

Not a recumbent rider, but these are my observations as both a driver and longtime...
02-11-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By 79pmooney

Second River City Bicycles. Portland has many...

Second River City Bicycles. Portland has many good shops. If Trek/Shimano is your thing, Bike Gallery is hard to beat. For an all around bike shop, River River City it. There are other shops that...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,308
Posted By 79pmooney

In my racing days I solved the problem of salty...

In my racing days I solved the problem of salty sweat in my eyes by eliminating the salt (almost completely). I went on a very low salt diet specifically to sweat less sodium and fare better n hot,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By 79pmooney

I can believe that. I was 6'1/2" but all arms...

I can believe that. I was 6'1/2" but all arms and legs BITD. Never rode anything bigger than 170/171 until I bought my Fuji Pro as a second year racer with its 175s. Riding the same wheels and...
02-10-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By 79pmooney

I had fun last summer riding past the 1272'...

I had fun last summer riding past the 1272' elevation sign and my Elemnt Bolt showing an elevation several hundred feet different. (No radical dropoffs there. Should have been within 50')

I'm...
Forum: Introductions
02-10-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By 79pmooney

Essex England? Essex Massachusetts? I grew up...

Essex England? Essex Massachusetts? I grew up 50 miles from the Massachusetts Essex. Rode the State Championships there in 1978, right past the the Myopia Hunt Club (a very different style of...
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd lust for that crank and BB except - it's 170....

I'd lust for that crank and BB except - it's 170. My knees like 175, I like my knees. I"ve owned very little Superbe but I worked at the Fuji shop/regional dealer when Superbe came out on the Fuji...
02-10-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 920
Posted By 79pmooney

I use a Shimano cable cutter for both cable and...

I use a Shimano cable cutter for both cable and housing, a few file strokes on the housing then stick a pokey tool into the housing. (Pokey tool - simply a sharpened spoke with the other end bent...
02-10-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 855
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been running cheap plastic soled Lake shoes...

I've been running cheap plastic soled Lake shoes with Exustar aluminum track cleats and Shimano 600 (and other names as noted above) semi-platform pedals the past 15 years and probably 40,000 miles....
02-09-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,893
Posted By 79pmooney

The 1977 air was better. SunTour Winner was...

The 1977 air was better.

SunTour Winner was the way to go. Greased, they were dead silent. The cheap Perfects weren't as elegant, not quite as smooth shifting, a =little noisier, but worked...
02-07-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,349
Posted By 79pmooney

The cynic in me says that bike weights are...

The cynic in me says that bike weights are unavailable because publishing them would lead the inquisitive to the knowledge that QC on cheaply built CF frames can be poor. (I used to build fiberglass...
02-06-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,811
Posted By 79pmooney

No pics. at lest not yet. Think flip-flop fix-fix...

No pics. at lest not yet. Think flip-flop fix-fix hub with an 1/8" cog on one side, an 1/8" "dingle" on the other. (2 Eurasian cogs brazed together, inside flipped to lie against the spokes, outside...
02-06-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,811
Posted By 79pmooney

I moved from single speeds to gears in 1964 when...

I moved from single speeds to gears in 1964 when I got my first 3-speed at 11 years old. Moved up to a 10-speed 3 years later, a Peugeot UO-8. Over the next 4 years I had so many derailleur...
02-06-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By 79pmooney

Isn't it a treat to see someone who nails it? ...

Isn't it a treat to see someone who nails it? Very, very different issue, but I have had allergy/toxic reactions to many common solvents since I worked with fiberglass 4 years ago. It was common...
02-05-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,370
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes. And the Cyclones I raced were cleaner...

Yes. And the Cyclones I raced were cleaner looking, lighter and shifted far better. Yes, the Campy NR was the standard, But in 1976, it fell far short of being the best, at least if you were a...
02-04-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,326
Posted By 79pmooney

Those fairings are roughly the same advantage as...

Those fairings are roughly the same advantage as drafting someone. I take it you've never ridden one. I've owned two and rode perhaps several thousand miles with them. Upwind, they are a real...
02-03-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 124,655
Posted By 79pmooney

I use a speedy stitcher to sew up tubulars. That...

I use a speedy stitcher to sew up tubulars. That waxed twine is really strong and the stitching is easy. (I say "use". Haven't repaired a sewup in more than 20 years, but I do have 25 years on...
02-03-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By 79pmooney

I calculated those gears and got (in gear inches)...

I calculated those gears and got (in gear inches) 96-90-87-81-75-68-68-61-54-52-50-47-42-38-38-29-24. OK, a pair of duplicates and 54,52 and 50, but not awful. No huge gaping gaps. 13 different...
Forum: Foo
02-02-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 853
Posted By 79pmooney

The Stupor Bowl. Good time to ride.

The Stupor Bowl. Good time to ride.
02-02-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By 79pmooney

You could have some fun on this bike. Run it as...

You could have some fun on this bike. Run it as a fix gear in (say) a 42-16 using the inside chairing position, Flip the wheel and have a super climbing gear of 36-22 using the 36 as an outside...
02-01-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,983
Posted By 79pmooney

Especially parked in full sunlight in July.

Especially parked in full sunlight in July.
02-01-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,983
Posted By 79pmooney

Also every scratch shows silver so it takes far...

Also every scratch shows silver so it takes far less time to look shabby and have you out shopping for new. We used to call this planned obsolescence.

Ben
02-01-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By 79pmooney

Pedals have threads that self-tighten. They...

Pedals have threads that self-tighten. They never need to be tightened hard. A 6mm with ordinary handle and modest hand pressure is plenty for tightening and if that is all you use, the same wrench...
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