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02-25-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Road Fan

I did some more measurements. The OLN of the...

I did some more measurements. The OLN of the front wheels is 97 mm, and on the rear wheels it's 123 mm. I don't have the bikes in front of me, but the fork ends and dropouts are definitely stamped,...
02-25-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By Road Fan

One of the problems is corrosion and even erosion...

One of the problems is corrosion and even erosion on the cam faces. This means either

the clamp will not open enough without significant unscrewing of the nut,
It takes extra time to close...
02-24-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Road Fan

If you take a 52 to 54 cm bike (seat tube c-c),...

If you take a 52 to 54 cm bike (seat tube c-c), not many of those are in that ball park, to my eye. For me, height is a dubious way to size, because it ignores whether you are short-waisted (long...
02-24-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,500
Posted By Road Fan

+1, make more bikes ready to ride! I use the...

+1, make more bikes ready to ride!

I use the blue gloves to spread tubular cement along the rim bed and the tire.
02-23-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,500
Posted By Road Fan

For me, the glue holding the base tape to the...

For me, the glue holding the base tape to the tire needs to be stronger than the glue holding the base tape to the rim. If this is not the case, then when you pull your tire off of the rim, where the...
02-23-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,500
Posted By Road Fan

Sorry DD, I must have read your posts too...

Sorry DD, I must have read your posts too quickly, though I was originally responding to the gap-near-valve comment.
02-23-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,500
Posted By Road Fan

OMG yes, absolutely a keeper!

OMG yes, absolutely a keeper!
02-22-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Road Fan

WTB 4 vintage-style QR skewers complete

For a good friend I am refurbishing matching his and hers bikes. They bought the bikes when they were married 50 years ago, instead of using their honeymoon money for, well, a honeymoon. (sheesh,...
02-22-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,500
Posted By Road Fan

I don't see any benefit to intentionially leave a...

I don't see any benefit to intentionially leave a gap at the valve, and I don't think the gap we've been talking about is due to lack of tubular cement, it's just that the tire is a bit stiff when...
02-22-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By Road Fan

you seem to think an easy bail out exists?

you seem to think an easy bail out exists?
02-22-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By Road Fan

you seem to think an easy bail out exists?

you seem to think an easy bail out exists?
02-22-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By Road Fan

Actually that's one of the first things I did,...

Actually that's one of the first things I did, but to no avail!
02-21-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks a bunch for checking the Bay, but I should...

Thanks a bunch for checking the Bay, but I should have said I need cheaper ones. I was out on eBay looking around for a while in the past few days, that's why I came here.

Also, thank you very...
02-21-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Road Fan

That looks like the first-generation Chorus...

That looks like the first-generation Chorus chainset. I recall when those were released they were the budget racing group. That's one of my favorite chainsets of all time!

For your chainring...
02-20-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By Road Fan

Need 2 pr QR skewers for 100 mm front/ 120 mm rear

I need to replace the QR skewers on a pair of bikes that belong to a friend. The old ones (50 years old) were barely generating enough pressure to hold the wheels in place. Now that the...
02-20-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,500
Posted By Road Fan

This was about 15 years ago. I had been using...

This was about 15 years ago. I had been using Giros off and on for a few years, on roads in Denver Colorado and Dallas, TX. I didn't have a lot of trouble with them at first. Occasional flats and one...
02-20-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,500
Posted By Road Fan

Which Gommis do you have? I’ve used the Champions...

Which Gommis do you have? I’ve used the Champions and the Espressos. IMO the Champions are much better than the Conti Giros, and the Espressos are among the best I have ever ridden, though I have not...
02-19-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,379
Posted By Road Fan

What he said! Especially since as an engineer, I...

What he said! Especially since as an engineer, I have to be able to work in both systems.
02-19-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By Road Fan

I suggest you take your question to where “they”...

I suggest you take your question to where “they” are most likely located: the Bike Forums Training and Nutrition Forum.
02-19-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By Road Fan

Hmm, I've noticed the same thing - in higher...

Hmm, I've noticed the same thing - in higher efforts where I pull on the bars, seated or standing, it's my abs that enable my connection to the bars to add to the force delivered by my legs, beyond...
02-19-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,716
Posted By Road Fan

I wonder if there should be formally an event for...

I wonder if there should be formally an event for Mixed Pairs Time Trialling?
02-19-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,716
Posted By Road Fan

In the 5th edition, did Joe Friel add a section...

In the 5th edition, did Joe Friel add a section on polarized? At least in 4th it wasn't apparent.
02-18-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,716
Posted By Road Fan

After reading the article I see better what sweet...

After reading the article I see better what sweet spot is!
02-18-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,634
Posted By Road Fan

Isn't it also significant that barometric...

Isn't it also significant that barometric pressure varies through the day, due to ... weather?
02-16-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,561
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, so you want it to make money! That's...

Ok, so you want it to make money! That's different!
02-16-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,561
Posted By Road Fan

Why can't you set up an LLC, maybe "Bark Eater's...

Why can't you set up an LLC, maybe "Bark Eater's Baffling Bike Flipping, LLC," and with that tax number, apply to QBP as a bicycle seller to the public?

Better: "Bark Eater's Fine Bicycles, LLC?"
02-16-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By Road Fan

Have you checked with any of the companies, like...

Have you checked with any of the companies, like Cylops, Kinetic or Wahoo about what their stands are rated for? On my Wahoo Kickr and Kinetic Road I'm not too worried, but I'm right around 200 -...
02-14-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,716
Posted By Road Fan

How can you be a "sweet spotter (medium effort...

How can you be a "sweet spotter (medium effort focused)?" I thought sweet spot was a specific level of effort that becomes pretty challenging the longer you keep it up, i.e. not a medium effort.
02-14-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,899
Posted By Road Fan

I agree with your first sentence, but why should...

I agree with your first sentence, but why should you not also use them for measuring and regulating your training effort? If there is a better tool, what is it?
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Road Fan

Paint it, at least throw Doug or Herbie some...

Paint it, at least throw Doug or Herbie some painting business!
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Road Fan

At least we can't say the fork is bent!!! ...

At least we can't say the fork is bent!!!

Doug, are you or Herbie still building frames? I'm in the category you're talking about, if we treat fitness an aspirational concept! I would be happy...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Road Fan

I wonder if Mark Agree would know?

I wonder if Mark Agree would know?
02-14-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By Road Fan

I don't think I have that problem yet, but I...

I don't think I have that problem yet, but I would look toward Rivendell. I don't think they are in that price range, but some people sell theirs.
02-14-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,461
Posted By Road Fan

You have a 7 speed wheel laying around. The rim...

You have a 7 speed wheel laying around. The rim is a part of a wheel, the part that actually touches and holds the tire in place and in the correct shape.

Dropouts (OLD) on new bikes up to...
02-14-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,517
Posted By Road Fan

If your concerned about how far out you are...

If your concerned about how far out you are reaching, it's not enough to look at bike size which is normally based on seat tube length. First you need to clarify seat tube length. It can be (in order...
02-11-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By Road Fan

you can find the right tilt by raising the saddle...

you can find the right tilt by raising the saddle nose one click at a time.
02-11-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Road Fan

How does this even work? Recent new unused...

How does this even work? Recent new unused Brooksies I've seen have the tension screw set as loose as possible - there is nowhere else for the nut to go. So how can you break in a new Brooks by...
02-11-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,509
Posted By Road Fan

Notwithstanding all the words I wrote, see if you...

Notwithstanding all the words I wrote, see if you can measure the ST diameter, before tightening down on a shim. Some derailleurs can be a little delicate.

I just measured my U0-8 seat tube and...
02-11-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,509
Posted By Road Fan

I agree, that BB does not look right. Normally we...

I agree, that BB does not look right. Normally we don’t see any threads or extra space taken up on the drive side. I did share that I think the spindle is too long, Campy calls for 111 mm, not 115...
02-11-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,509
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, in my opinion that gap helps good shifting,...

Yes, in my opinion that gap helps good shifting, I use it every time.
02-11-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,509
Posted By Road Fan

I’ve installed a few of those Veloce doubles, and...

I’ve installed a few of those Veloce doubles, and I found that the Campagnolo 111 mm BB is the right size - Campy says so and I’ve found thos installations to have good front chain lines without any...
02-07-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7,937
Views: 2,403,470
Posted By Road Fan

i have those levers on my 650b and waiting for my...

i have those levers on my 650b and waiting for my tandem project. I like them A LOT!

On more modern bikes I like the Campagnolo Ergopower levers over the Shimanos and SRAMs. These TRL levers are...
02-07-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By Road Fan

Discussions like this are usually so riddled with...

Discussions like this are usually so riddled with vagueness as to be not very useful. At the risk of shadowing Robert Pirsig, what is quality? Weight? Durability? Smooth shifting? Excellent untoothed...
02-06-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Road Fan

I suggest taking one of the pivots apart to see...

I suggest taking one of the pivots apart to see if you can eliminate
play by adding a thin spacer between the arms. Keep the other one as a model of where you came from.
02-03-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By Road Fan

How old do you want to go? Bicycles have been...

How old do you want to go? Bicycles have been made of steel tubing since about 1880, if not earlier.
02-03-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 439
Posted By Road Fan

I agree there's no straightforward way to prove...

I agree there's no straightforward way to prove greater stiffness, at least at the consumer's level of technology. I'm also not clear on whether stiffness matters to a rider or is perceptible. But...
02-02-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By Road Fan

I would say, Brooks Pro or Swallow if you like...

I would say, Brooks Pro or Swallow if you like stiff, Swallow if you don't like too much bulk between your legs, or Swift if you like a more complient saddle but still narrow through the horn.
01-31-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Road Fan

How much did you Saddle Sauce it? I keep...

How much did you Saddle Sauce it? I keep thinking these saddles should have some oil - a light coat of Proofide or Obenauf’s, perhaps.

It looks like you have the carbon rails👍🏻.
01-30-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Road Fan

It's been quite a while since I read about this...

It's been quite a while since I read about this stuff, but I'm pretty sure the attachment of the tape to the tire casing should be stronger than the attachment of the base tape to the rim. If it...
01-30-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Road Fan

Here my recollection gets a bit vague. Liquid...

Here my recollection gets a bit vague. Liquid latex is still out there, but I think the old brand, Jevelot, is gone. I could not find a while ago when I looked for it. I vaguely recall there is...
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