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10-18-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By 79pmooney

Thank you. I read piper's question and was...

Thank you. I read piper's question and was wondering what that 14 tooth FW was. A wild rarity like the 41 tooth Campy chainring (yes I know they exist; I even know someone with two but I have never...
10-18-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By 79pmooney

Thank you. I read piper's question and was...

Thank you. I read piper's question and was wondering what that 14 tooth FW was. A wild rarity like the 41 tooth Campy chainring (yes I know they exist; I even know someone with two but I have never...
10-17-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 805
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes. This isn't a convenience issue, just simple...

Yes. This isn't a convenience issue, just simple physics. If you stop hard enough and the QR isn't tight enough, the fork WILL lift off the axle. Not maybe, will. If you have not seen this...
10-17-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By 79pmooney

I used to paint my winter bikes with 2-part epoxy...

I used to paint my winter bikes with 2-part epoxy and a brush. 2 coats. End result was like a thick powder coat. The epoxy flows almost like magic part way into setting up and brush marks...
10-16-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By 79pmooney

I find this all quite amusing. Poor decisions by...

I find this all quite amusing. Poor decisions by all parties, both in the past and now. Both the sign holder and reporter apparently made some not-so-smart tweets. Apparently making statements for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,117
Posted By 79pmooney

"As for calipers wearing out the rims, hell, keep...

"As for calipers wearing out the rims, hell, keep regular maintenance and cleaning of your pads and you will not score the rims such as to wear them out" - Depends on where you ride. In the...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,315
Posted By 79pmooney

Do you like to get out of the saddle when you...

Do you like to get out of the saddle when you climb? If so, you will find that loaded saddlebags suck. Panniers are a lot better. LowRider panniers, even when heavily loaded are no harder to ride...
10-15-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By 79pmooney

Be careful! Those U-bolts act to crush the fork...

Be careful! Those U-bolts act to crush the fork blade. Not an issue with sturdy steel blades but CF forks are not made to resist that force. (And even then not all steel framebuilders are entirely...
10-15-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,026
Posted By 79pmooney

If you ride steel, you've done more work and you...

If you ride steel, you've done more work and you can go up and get those seconds (helpings of food). :)
10-15-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,026
Posted By 79pmooney

I've ridden my 1979 Peter Mooney at several...

I've ridden my 1979 Peter Mooney at several gravel events now. (Fits huge tires in front, 35s in back.) My 1973 Raleigh Competition has not seen an "event" but has done a fair share of gravel and...
10-15-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By 79pmooney

I've had limited Chris King parts experience. Two...

I've had limited Chris King parts experience. Two headsets for my two ti customs. First was a 1" threadless that has been perfect. I've done nothing save the requred adjustment when I move stem...
10-15-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,558
Posted By 79pmooney

Do you ride in expensive clothes? Tights? Rain...

Do you ride in expensive clothes? Tights? Rain pants? Knee warmers? That rubbing could add up to $$s cost. Or will you be riding with your knees furhter apart, perhaps bringing on knee issues that...
10-15-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By 79pmooney

In my racing days living in Boston, I used to...

In my racing days living in Boston, I used to check the weather forecast on stormy days, find a town 50 miles upwind and ride there for lunch on my fix gear. Spin home. Those rides were brutal. ...
10-14-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,617
Posted By 79pmooney

My favorite? Easy. ...

My favorite? Easy.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/EddyMerckxHourRecordBike.jpg

Probably the most dominant time trial ever by a rider who was not a time trial specialist. ...
10-14-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By 79pmooney

The nut overhanging the end of the track end...

The nut overhanging the end of the track end isn't going to do anything to the track end except perhaps chip a little paint. Maybe scratch it a hair. If the nut has any issues at all, it will be that...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,156
Posted By 79pmooney

To keep this on topic (ie related to bicycles) -...

To keep this on topic (ie related to bicycles) - newspaper works far better than any electronic media in cold or wet weather to stay warm. (Watch the pro bike races when they go over mountain...
10-14-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By 79pmooney

OP.do you stretch your hamstrings? Are they...

OP.do you stretch your hamstrings? Are they tight? Do you keep your knees warm? Tight hamstrings and cold knees are bad news if you are prone to chrondomalcia patellae. Sadly, you won't know you...
10-13-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By 79pmooney

What is that dark vertical line running up to the...

What is that dark vertical line running up to the black strip (midway on the marked area)?

Ben
10-13-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By 79pmooney

SKS makes good fenders. Good design. Stiff...

SKS makes good fenders. Good design. Stiff enough. They hold up well. Decent front flaps, not the toy flaps of one of its competitors (though I would still replace it with my usual even deeper...
10-12-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,868
Posted By 79pmooney

The two Surleys I"ve bought were both thinner...

The two Surleys I"ve bought were both thinner than any of my UAI cogs and had teeth with dressed edges. Quiet, yes. Beefy, no. Confidence inspiring going down high RPM descents with less that...
10-12-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,868
Posted By 79pmooney

Spot welding a steel cog to an aluminum hub ? You...

Spot welding a steel cog to an aluminum hub ? You know something I don't?

I'd bet JB weld could make a permanent repair IF you prep both surfaces so they are very well roughed up and VERY clean...
10-12-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By 79pmooney

For a data point, I've been running Sugino 75...

For a data point, I've been running Sugino 75 with Miche Pista BBs since 2012 on my good fix gear. 120 spacing, Miche track hubs. I never measured the chainline but chain is dead straight. I've...
10-12-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By 79pmooney

The "Bicycle Chain Vise" of the OP's post looks...

The "Bicycle Chain Vise" of the OP's post looks like a real pain to use unless you use exactly one size biggest cog I have the VAR tool which is similar to the Maeda. With a good bench vise, it is...
10-11-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By 79pmooney

I have ~1985 (I'm guessing but maybe a little...

I have ~1985 (I'm guessing but maybe a little later) Shimano cantilevers that came on a Miyata 610 I picked up in 1990. Geometry very close to Mafac but the Shimano triangle structure. They...
10-10-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By 79pmooney

I've never seen a reason not to have the vee...

I've never seen a reason not to have the vee slots. Reasonably repeatable and with hub nuts or QR, solid. Plus the axle size/type doesn't matter at all. Nothing to add or keep track of. I did...
10-10-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,119
Posted By 79pmooney

Unless - you hit washboard at the bottom of a...

Unless - you hit washboard at the bottom of a fast descent. There is no equivalent on pavement.
10-10-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,119
Posted By 79pmooney

This might be out of your price range, but take a...

This might be out of your price range, but take a look:

https://www.velonews.com/2019/10/bikes-and-tech/how-lennard-zinn-and-ian-thompson-built-an-unbreakable-road-bike-for-heavy-riders_500561
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,259
Posted By 79pmooney

I wonder if the ENVY warning is related to this. ...

I wonder if the ENVY warning is related to this. https://www.bicycleretailer.com/product-tech/2019/03/15/tire-makers-react-after-enve-issues-warning#.XZ9w4397mBY

Perhaps too much tire inflation...
10-10-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,330
Posted By 79pmooney

All of us riders have! Actually, the removed...

All of us riders have! Actually, the removed sharrows I rode over yesterday were done with a much finer grit machine and were not bad to ride over. 120 grit vs the 24 grit they used to use (in wood...
10-10-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,330
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding a sharrowed road for years. ...

I've been riding a sharrowed road for years. They just scrubbed the sharrows off. I'll report back if I see change in driver behavior.

(Portland - where they use tax payer money to make changes...
10-10-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By 79pmooney

I'll 2nd that a saddle too wide, especially at...

I'll 2nd that a saddle too wide, especially at the lower edge and especially as I get close to the sit bone area, is a real issue for me as it cuts off blood circulation to my legs.

Ben
10-10-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By 79pmooney

That fabric is the stuff they make rafts from. ...

That fabric is the stuff they make rafts from. Permanent repairs are easy to do. Get the stuff to repair rafts. For the full scoop on how to do it right, call any rafting outfit. As long it isn't...
10-10-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,583
Posted By 79pmooney

Fix gears for uphill power - yeah! I've been...

Fix gears for uphill power - yeah! I've been doing it for decades. Pluses - it trains all the support muscles for out-of-the-seat climbing; the train of muscles for pushing down on the pedals from...
10-09-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,526
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been shimming TTT and other 26.0 bars with...

I've been shimming TTT and other 26.0 bars with soda can shims for Cinelli stems for many years.

Ben
10-09-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,695
Posted By 79pmooney

If this happens enough, maybe men will start...

If this happens enough, maybe men will start realizing what comes out of their mouths matters.
Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By 79pmooney

We sailed the Atlantic in 1986 with LORAN, an...

We sailed the Atlantic in 1986 with LORAN, an RDF, VHF and shortwave radios, compasses, hand bearing compass and sextant. St. John's, Newfoundland to Baltimore, Ireland. Fastnet Rock was our...
Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 839
Posted By 79pmooney

My wake-up call to the importance of keeping time...

My wake-up call to the importance of keeping time and the almost sacred pattern of the 12-bar blues came when I bought "Wheels of Fire" and listened through the live version of "Spoonful" three...
10-08-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,213
Posted By 79pmooney

"Carbon forks have handled millions of miles over...

"Carbon forks have handled millions of miles over all kinds of conditions." Yes. But carbon forks have also snapped suddenly at the crown/blade or crown steerer interface. I've had a (non-steel)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By 79pmooney

Another approach - make a 2nd roller frame that...

Another approach - make a 2nd roller frame that sits behind the rear of the rollers and mount on it a big flywheel belted also to the rear roller. (You might be able to run both belts on the same...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By 79pmooney

I used wire rim glasses (not goggle-like sport...

I used wire rim glasses (not goggle-like sport glasses) in my winter riding days. I'd pull them a little down my nose at lights. Also practiced breathing away from my glasses, directing my breath...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By 79pmooney

The sand won't have much effect. The drum...

The sand won't have much effect. The drum diameter is what?, 7"?. Not very large. To get much effect from the sand, you would need all of it right at the 7" (3 1/2" from the center of rotation) ...
10-07-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By 79pmooney

Non modern high strength steels take fairly well...

Non modern high strength steels take fairly well to being bent twice. (Witness all the bent and successfully straightened frames over the past century.) Aluminum far less so. Rolling out a dent...
10-07-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,155
Posted By 79pmooney

Debris inside the headset? Loose headset that is...

Debris inside the headset? Loose headset that is tightening as you turn left and then binding? String or debris thrown up by the tire into the bottom headset? Fork issues (crack starting in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By 79pmooney

Hip rotation should be a matter of what works...

Hip rotation should be a matter of what works best for your body. It is governed in part by your flexibility and ability to comfortably do it and ride (by your back and body; the seat should NOT be...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,678
Posted By 79pmooney

I am another near-sighted rider. (Also...

I am another near-sighted rider. (Also occasionally short-sighted, but I've never found the lenses to correct that.) I've been been using regular glasses for riding for 50 years with very few issues....
10-07-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By 79pmooney

How much seatpost do you have in the seat tube? ...

How much seatpost do you have in the seat tube? Is the minimum insertion mark showing? If you weld the tube and do not have reinforcement welded around it, make sure the bottom of your new post is...
10-07-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,583
Posted By 79pmooney

Exercises to make me a monster climber?!

Monster hills or actual monsters? For monster hills, the advice above is solid but for the real deal, find a high school wrestling coach that will let you train with the varsity, targeting a weight...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By 79pmooney

I just came back from an old Boston suburb. Yes,...

I just came back from an old Boston suburb. Yes, one of the vintage years. Yesterday I noticed more acorns under a Portland, OR oak that I ever remember in my 32 years on the Pacific NW.

Acorns -...
10-07-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,414
Posted By 79pmooney

Hmmm.my "go to" bike is the next one I am going...

Hmmm.my "go to" bike is the next one I am going to ride. The last bike ridden was my "came from" bike. (They can be the same.)

My bikes have different purposes. Yes, there is overlap, but often...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By 79pmooney

Try seats until you find the one that works. A...

Try seats until you find the one that works. A fit "system" for seats is only going to get you close. We are all very different down there, probably as much so as our faces. (No, I haven't looked,...
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