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08-19-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,703
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks! The arms are an upper end Sugino with...

Thanks! The arms are an upper end Sugino with that original fine brushed finish shared with some Campy and with TA. The rear rings are a matched set of Race Face, with their finishes in polished and...
08-19-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Road Fan

Thatís a 1984. Similar tubing to the 1983, but...

Thatís a 1984. Similar tubing to the 1983, but different paint and the geometry is different, especially for the fork.
08-14-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,970
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, THAT's the C-Record pedal I've been using. ...

Yes, THAT's the C-Record pedal I've been using. There was also a version that looks like a pista pedal.

The Velobase page says that to compare the Record and the Chorus, one has the clip attached...
08-14-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, Korina, I was going to jump in on this...

Yes, Korina, I was going to jump in on this point.

As far as Berthoud go, they make black saddles, brown saddles, and a black-brown mix, maybe called cork? Berthoud is in France and has a...
08-14-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,549
Posted By Road Fan

Bill, what did you want out of this thread? ...

Bill, what did you want out of this thread? You're not known for starting trolling threads, and perhaps have sworn a duty to fight trolls wherever they are.
08-13-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,720
Posted By Road Fan

Well, after 6 ĺ years I have not done my fender...

Well, after 6 ĺ years I have not done my fender as Anton (aka Somerville) did, except for using the same broad principle. I attached my Daruma to the drilling on my fender and threaded it into the...
08-13-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,970
Posted By Road Fan

First off is another Masi, this one is built at...

First off is another Masi, this one is built at Rancho, possibly by Lippy or Ted Kirkbride. It may have been a custom considering the fender eyes and downtube decals.

Next up is my first...
08-12-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,197
Posted By Road Fan

I couldn't say about that. I think Shimano had...

I couldn't say about that. I think Shimano had several tooth designs over the decades, and I could not say how they differ.
08-11-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Road Fan

I don't see the word "Micron" in that post,...

I don't see the word "Micron" in that post, sorry.
08-11-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 127,647
Posted By Road Fan

I would not accept that in my own work on my...

I would not accept that in my own work on my bikes, but if I had to have it that way until I could finish the job I would ride it. But I would absolutely not accept it from someone supposedly with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,475
Posted By Road Fan

Yes itís a WTF, but you can interpret it in light...

Yes itís a WTF, but you can interpret it in light of the other road frame specs on Torelli.
08-10-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Road Fan

No, jiangshi, the key question was ďBut does...

No, jiangshi, the key question was ďBut does anybody know what Ultra Micron and QS Micron do?Ē Not how they compare to each other.
08-10-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,127
Posted By Road Fan

I love GTIs, but Iíve found Prius 2006 and later...

I love GTIs, but Iíve found Prius 2006 and later really good at carrying two fendered road bikes plus gear and vacation luggage. Lay a blanket or big rug on top of the first bike t keep them from...
08-10-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks but sorry, Iím not looking for ďultra...

Thanks but sorry, Iím not looking for ďultra micron versus qs micron.
08-10-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Road Fan

Campagnolo Micron Ergopower levers?

Asked this at Road and got crickets, then I googled it and the best thing I got was my own BF posting!

Does anybody here know what's unique about the Micron variant on Egopower? What I've seen...
08-08-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 107,723
Posted By Road Fan

Personally, I'd recommend the YJs for an initial...

Personally, I'd recommend the YJs for an initial look at how tubies are fitted and how they feel. They when you try the best ones, you'll be wowed.
08-08-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 107,723
Posted By Road Fan

No, so you have a spot where you can grab the...

No, so you have a spot where you can grab the tire and get the removal started, without tearing off your Presta valve.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Road Fan

Campy Micron Ergopower?

How does a Campy QS Micron Ergopower set of commands work? I think I understand QS, but what is Micron? The pair I'm looking at is Gen2, so maybe 7 years old.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,516
Posted By Road Fan

With a full frontal fairing!

With a full frontal fairing!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,664
Posted By Road Fan

Dave, are you saying you would like to try...

Dave, are you saying you would like to try pedaling on your uphills in 85 to 95 rpm range? If so, plan to reduce you deepest granny by a factor about 20% and see what happens. If you don't sell the...
08-07-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, now I'm caught up - I agree OP does not...

Ok, now I'm caught up - I agree OP does not really have a problem.
08-07-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, thanks to Kuromori, now I'm here. Why is a...

Ok, thanks to Kuromori, now I'm here. Why is a longer pull like for a linear brake needed? MAFAC Racer calipers work with nearly any road lever, if not EVERY road lever ...
08-06-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By Road Fan

I'm with Bad Lag - what is an inverse lever? I...

I'm with Bad Lag - what is an inverse lever? I never heard of it.
08-06-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,627
Posted By Road Fan

This is kinda my opinion.

This is kinda my opinion.
08-06-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Road Fan

Grant latched onto the tterm and used it, but I...

Grant latched onto the tterm and used it, but I am pretty sure I recall it from the mid or early 1980s.
08-06-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By Road Fan

Why is the 44 stupid? What small ring would you...

Why is the 44 stupid? What small ring would you use? The calculated solution would be to use a 41, but I don't know if your chainset can go that small. The pattern of steps is not bad with 41 or...
08-06-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By Road Fan

Great news, Tyrion!

Great news, Tyrion!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,475
Posted By Road Fan

I agree this price is too high, surprising for...

I agree this price is too high, surprising for Torelli. If it was Mondonico branded I would not be surprised, but I still wouldn't go for it. I have two Mondonicos but I bought them from private...
08-05-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By Road Fan

All gearings are compromises, for sure. It sounds...

All gearings are compromises, for sure. It sounds like you are interested in 45 big/42 small. Let me go back to my Excel model, and see what the built-in Magic 8-Ball says ... So! If you choose 45 as...
08-05-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Road Fan

I share your preference for low Q, though I can't...

I share your preference for low Q, though I can't say my knees are squawking as badly as yours are. I would not like the 164 mm Q on your Competition. At the moment I'm putting a Centaur double on my...
08-05-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By Road Fan

I calculate using Excel. For a half-step, the...

I calculate using Excel. For a half-step, the outcome is that you have nearly the same incremental number of teeth difference as you progress through the gears, but the increment gets bigger as the...
08-05-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By Road Fan

Hmm, I would like a self-driving shopping cart ...

Hmm, I would like a self-driving shopping cart ...
08-05-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,627
Posted By Road Fan

My only concern is that if I'm walking on the...

My only concern is that if I'm walking on the same MUP as he is riding and I overtake him closely, that I don't trip over his front wheel as I pass. That might hurt.
08-05-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,627
Posted By Road Fan

Hear, hear!!!

Hear, hear!!!
08-05-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, I guess the $45 replacement cost for Campy is...

Ok, I guess the $45 replacement cost for Campy is comparable to when one buys a new UN55 or some such cartridge BB.

I just bought an aluminum Ultra-Torque Centaur CT crankset, and the installed...
08-05-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,087
Posted By Road Fan

Hi, thanks for the reminder!

Hi, thanks for the reminder!
08-04-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,087
Posted By Road Fan

Well, maybe so! Sorry, all!

Well, maybe so! Sorry, all!
08-04-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,087
Posted By Road Fan

It's not also based on moment of inertia?

It's not also based on moment of inertia?
08-04-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Road Fan

Overhauling outboard BB bearings?

Anybody ever overhauled the ball bearings in ultratorque or similar outboard BBs? replacement is $30 to $45. How is their durability?
08-04-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,087
Posted By Road Fan

I would think it's significant. Elasticity of a...

I would think it's significant. Elasticity of a spoke is like that of a frame tube, where an increase in OD has a lot of leverage in the equation for stiffness. For frame tubes the stiffness...
08-04-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,087
Posted By Road Fan

That's what I needed - not "what is it for?" but...

That's what I needed - not "what is it for?" but "what's an example?" Sorry for being vague and thanks for guessing right! It looks like Park?
08-04-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,087
Posted By Road Fan

I'm pretty sure Jobst Brandt put data on spoke...

I'm pretty sure Jobst Brandt put data on spoke tensile strength into his book, The Bicycle Wheel. When I read it I was in engineering school and it seemed like the results of conventional technical...
08-03-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By Road Fan

At engineering schools hoaxes are not unknown. ...

At engineering schools hoaxes are not unknown. My favorite was the full-page advertisement for ďBobís School of Quantum Mechanics - Become a Real Professional Quantum Mechanic and earn Big Pay!Ē
08-03-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By Road Fan

Hi, Steve! This one went on sale April 1, so I...

Hi, Steve! This one went on sale April 1, so I think itís really a hoax (1 Lirpa).
08-03-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By Road Fan

The Brooksies do have the potential for you to...

The Brooksies do have the potential for you to slide forward, as well. Iíve seen the same thing with Specialized Toupe, as well. Usually I think there are two strategies to address this.

Both...
08-03-19, 03:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,087
Posted By Road Fan

What is a twist-resist tool?

What is a twist-resist tool?
08-02-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By Road Fan

Wearout and breakage are two different things. I...

Wearout and breakage are two different things. I assume you are interested in availability, which is "can I use it?" Unavailability ("grrr I can't ride this bike!") can result from wear of (for...
07-29-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,694
Posted By Road Fan

I don't know about the engineers, but I had one...

I don't know about the engineers, but I had one break like that on a28.6 True-Temper tube that had been powder coated. I assumed it was over thick powder coat (the lugs look kind of flooded) and...
07-29-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,694
Posted By Road Fan

Hi, Skip! I had the same failure occur on a...

Hi, Skip! I had the same failure occur on a Jubilee. If you are interested I could dig out my fragments and you can see if you can try to piece it back together. Perhaps the failure on mine...
07-29-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Road Fan

This sounds like my adventure with now-defunct...

This sounds like my adventure with now-defunct Performance Lunar-Light butyl tubes! I tried and gave up on them perhaps 25 years ago. The attractive thing about them was road tubes weighing...
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