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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By 79pmooney

It depends. I am getting softer but I have also...

It depends. I am getting softer but I have also started a tradition of Black Friday rides. In western Oregon, that date can be very wet. I ride those on my winter bike, 35c tires (or more),...
06-15-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By 79pmooney

I know nothing about MTB bottom brackets or 73 mm...

I know nothing about MTB bottom brackets or 73 mm BB shells but - does the taper of the spindle match the taper of the crank? You know that (at least for the road, again I know nothing of MTB stuff)...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,216
Posted By 79pmooney

Should be OK. I'd probably run more like 82/87. ...

Should be OK. I'd probably run more like 82/87. (I also come far forward when I climb out of the saddle and really don't like squishy front tires when I do that.)
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By 79pmooney

They were the stock hubs on the '76 Fuji...

They were the stock hubs on the '76 Fuji Professional. I built up a second pair as training wheels. Over 8000 miles, not a single issue. Bike was sold with one pair. I no longer run 120 mm...
06-14-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By 79pmooney

Or the bike is doing things that weren't...

Or the bike is doing things that weren't envisioned when the bike was designed. I never dreamed I'd be running 35c tires and fix gear on my Peter Mooney when I ordered it 41 years ago to ride very...
06-14-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By 79pmooney

I use 1/2 links when needed on both my fix gears....

I use 1/2 links when needed on both my fix gears. One has a very long dropout but to run both a 12 and a 23 or 24 requires getting the chain length just right. The other has a short horizontal...
06-14-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By 79pmooney

I am almost certain you can do everything you...

I am almost certain you can do everything you want with one chain. (I don't know your bike and the length of your track ends or dropouts.) Think both the gear inches you want (seau grateau's post...
06-14-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By 79pmooney

I ride with real weight on my hands. (I'm a...

I ride with real weight on my hands. (I'm a skinny, leaf-like ex-racer who has known for 40 years that horizontal backs = less wind resistance and less work for those skinny legs. Also that a seat...
06-14-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 918
Posted By 79pmooney

I've never seen a crank crack or break there. ...

I've never seen a crank crack or break there. Across the pedal threads is common and across the taper flats happens. That said, cranks break unless retired before they do. That crack will grow. ...
06-14-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,650
Posted By 79pmooney

Armstrong and his cronies wrecked careers, made...

Armstrong and his cronies wrecked careers, made threatening phone calls to women, brought legal suits against journalists (complete with perjured testimony); all to screw anybody who dared to speak...
06-13-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By 79pmooney

I just came across an old tube of mine. ...

I just came across an old tube of mine. Continental, made in Taiwan. The days of making anything other than perhaps the finest line of tubulars in Europe are long gone. (But at least, Continental...
06-13-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By 79pmooney

After you install the rear wheel, do you rotate...

After you install the rear wheel, do you rotate the crank and see if the chain gets too loose or too tight as you do ? I'll bet it does. As Andy said, drivetrain parts are rarely actually round...
06-13-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By 79pmooney

What I am seeing is a rider who is fit best by a...

What I am seeing is a rider who is fit best by a rather tall bike but with a short top tube. He chose to modify a stock bike with the appropriate top tube. I'm betting that the larger versions of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,216
Posted By 79pmooney

I run the Vittoria G+ 28c at 90 psi front, 93...

I run the Vittoria G+ 28c at 90 psi front, 93 rear. I weight 155 lbs. Bike is traditional 531 steel and moderately stiff for those tubes. Open Pro rims, 32 or 36 spokes and as many crosses as...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By 79pmooney

I guess I"m not a proper wheel builder. My...

I guess I"m not a proper wheel builder. My Paselas do the same thing.

Ben
06-12-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,650
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 (and on a downhill corner with known gusting...

+1 (and on a downhill corner with known gusting winds. On a TT bike.) As I said last page - Racing 101; Avoid the dumb crashes.
06-12-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By 79pmooney

I've broken each twice. Never had surgery. All...

I've broken each twice. Never had surgery. All healed up OK. Each time my shoulder narrowed some so my overall shoulder width is most of an inch less. In each case (except perhaps the first) in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,216
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you tried the Vittoria Corsa G+ tires? (Now...

Have you tried the Vittoria Corsa G+ tires? (Now there's a G 2.0 I haven't tried yet.) I've moved to the 28c G+ on my good bikes that will fit them. Haven't ridden the 25c yet simply because I...
06-12-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,280
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 Sliding off the road on a corner after...

+1 Sliding off the road on a corner after hitting some gravel and ending up with an acre of road rash, scraped handlebars, brake levers, downside pedal and corner of seat - bike would be just fine...
06-12-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,650
Posted By 79pmooney

Not a fan of Froome but I've gotta respect what...

Not a fan of Froome but I've gotta respect what he's done. But ... please ... bike handling! This crash was so preventable. He sneezed on a known dangerous corner reconning the descent. Riding a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,066
Posted By 79pmooney

PRs in group rides? The group speed has far more...

PRs in group rides? The group speed has far more to do with our speed than our effort. Example: a race I rode twice. Second time would have ticked every PR. 26.6 mph for 105 hilly miles. All I...
06-11-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,086
Posted By 79pmooney

I keep Fast Orange (the one without abrasives) by...

I keep Fast Orange (the one without abrasives) by the kitchen sink for both bike grease and habenero oil. Good, fast cleaner and easy on the skin. Old toothbrushes work really well for nails,...
06-11-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,370
Posted By 79pmooney

But banana peels on the road can cause crashes. ...

But banana peels on the road can cause crashes. I see quite a few around Portland. When I was racing, you got called out if you were seen leaving a banana peel on the pavement. I did my best to...
06-10-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,790
Posted By 79pmooney

I rode roughly those wheels (only road) when I...

I rode roughly those wheels (only road) when I raced. Trained and club raced the Arc en Ciels with 300 gm cotton tubulars. Race wheels were Fiamme Ergals with 250 gm or 220 gm silks.

And yes,...
06-10-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,107
Posted By 79pmooney

I keep hearing on this forum that tire size and...

I keep hearing on this forum that tire size and pressure are everything. I've been riding a long time and just don't buy it. My experience - fork stiffness makes a big to huge difference. Now I...
06-10-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,228
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you ever had a truly good set of pedals ...

Yes. Shimano 600 semi-platform pedals for toeclips. With 2 simple modifications, they make superb fix gear pedals. Completely secure for hilly, even mountainous descents and really easy to get into....
06-10-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,973
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been running triples for 45 years. Many had...

I've been running triples for 45 years. Many had rub. Some of them I set up intentionally so they rubbed. (Before ChainWatchers, that stopped a lot of deraillments.)

I'm still wondering what is...
06-08-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By 79pmooney

I always liked the Fuji approach. Good frames,...

I always liked the Fuji approach. Good frames, good drivetrains. Go cheap on the seat. If the buyer is serious, he is going to swap it out for one that he likes. That seat's purpose is to make...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,492
Posted By 79pmooney

Two thoughts - I started using a beard trimmer at...

Two thoughts - I started using a beard trimmer at the closest setting for my pubic hair that can contact the seat. Wow! What an improvement. (I;m in my sixties. Those hairs are a lot longer than...
06-08-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By 79pmooney

I make it a practice to always cross cracks,...

I make it a practice to always cross cracks, sealed, filled or otherwise, at an angle. I will even steer away from a crack I am very close to just so I an come back and cross it aggressively. (I...
06-08-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By 79pmooney

I use full length brake cables on all my bikes. ...

I use full length brake cables on all my bikes. All have the '80s style 3 braze-ons on the top center of the top tube except my oldest frame ('73) which now has two clamp-ons. All my derailleur...
06-07-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,352
Posted By 79pmooney

Report back in 20 years.

Report back in 20 years.
06-07-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By 79pmooney

I actually use my Park tool for the overall...

I actually use my Park tool for the overall tension and just listen to get the relative tensions right. So after the next round of tightening, truing and "tuning", I measure 2 or three spokes. Do...
06-07-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By 79pmooney

If you shoot for the middle of the range...

If you shoot for the middle of the range suggested by Park for the spoke diameters you've got, you won't be far off. Right rear will have to be highish to get the left rear into acceptable. (A very...
06-07-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By 79pmooney

Do you take the tire off the rim when you...

Do you take the tire off the rim when you patch/swap out the tubes? Are you careful to always put the tire back on in the same place on the riml? If yo do that, then a problem in the tire., it will...
06-07-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By 79pmooney

1) varies a lot depending on both the shifter and...

1) varies a lot depending on both the shifter and the derailleur. Some derailleurs require a lot more pull than others (and before index shifting, no one cared). Different shifters had different...
06-06-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 And a really good reason to patch tubes. ...

+1 And a really good reason to patch tubes. When the patches start showing up in the same place it's a dead giveaway both that the tire or rim has a problem and exactly where it is. (If you always...
06-06-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By 79pmooney

6 flats? Find each hole, then look at the same...

6 flats? Find each hole, then look at the same location on the tire and rim. The problem will be there. (And if you are careful about not twisting the innertube when you put it in, you will know...
06-06-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,940
Posted By 79pmooney

I never believed the acetone stayed in my liver. ...

I never believed the acetone stayed in my liver. But the heavier molecules of uncured polyester resin? When I took the pills, I felt absolutely nothing for weeks. Except for the routine of taking...
06-05-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By 79pmooney

Does your Lasko crank have the seat for an inside...

Does your Lasko crank have the seat for an inside chainring? Most single speed cranks do not. (When you take off the chainring, you will see that there is a flat inner surface to the crank spider...
06-05-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By 79pmooney

OP, I wrote the following 15 years ago based on...

OP, I wrote the following 15 years ago based on my experience with chrondomalacia patella which I was diagnosed with in 1978. This may not be what you are seeing. I am not a doctor. But your...
06-05-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,940
Posted By 79pmooney

Might be, but that quackery was life changing. ...

Might be, but that quackery was life changing. The 2 inhalants I had to take at least 1 full squirt of for each nostril every night I still take, but now it is a 1/4 squirt every 4 days. I went 30...
06-05-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,973
Posted By 79pmooney

A lot of the large Q-factor is driven by the...

A lot of the large Q-factor is driven by the manufacturers, not the triple as a concept. Triples are around 3mm wider on the drive side. Space the crank out 3 more mm and that is done. Now bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 23,429
Posted By 79pmooney

Maybe but maybe not. If the fork broke first,...

Maybe but maybe not. If the fork broke first, the wheel would go back, hit the DT, get spun sideways and having those spoke removed by the fork blade stub is quite possible. The fork crown also...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 23,429
Posted By 79pmooney

Chilling. And exactly why I don't ride CF forks....

Chilling. And exactly why I don't ride CF forks. I had almost that failure with an aluminum fork and I did not fare well. I've broken two steel forks and rode both of them home (gently). No...
06-05-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,973
Posted By 79pmooney

How many of those "legit title" winners are 66...

How many of those "legit title" winners are 66 years old? If they held those races for a field of 2/3s of a century old riders instead of roughly 1/3 or less, that parts bin stuff might well be seen...
06-05-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,591
Posted By 79pmooney

You cannot keep your HR the same on hills unless...

You cannot keep your HR the same on hills unless you go really slow. Let me tell you about a ride I did the other day. I wanted a decently fast ride without digging too deep. It was the third day...
06-05-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,591
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 Also you can observe your breathing. Can you...

+1 Also you can observe your breathing. Can you talk as you ride? (Classic recovery ride.) Is your breathing even and deep? Starting to get ragged? Heard a block away?

The measuring tools...
06-05-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,964
Posted By 79pmooney

Is your LBS the authorized dealer you bought the...

Is your LBS the authorized dealer you bought the bike from? If not, that sounds like either they're pulling a fast one on you or simple incompetence. If they are one and the same, I'd raise the...
06-04-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By 79pmooney

Cheap is OK, but be sure the cleats match the...

Cheap is OK, but be sure the cleats match the pedals. There are pedals that look like Shimano SPDs but are not. Likewise, the cleats. Mis-matches can make for either unclips when you weren't...
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