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01-20-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 837
Posted By Road Fan

Once on the MUP I came on a fully-kitted road...

Once on the MUP I came on a fully-kitted road rider at the side of the path staring at her flat tire. Wife and I stopped, and my wife asked her to let me take a look. The tire was about 23 mm...
01-19-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By Road Fan

I need to get a H2 also. I had one and...

I need to get a H2 also. I had one and trainer-rode it once, and it was nearly perfect out of the box. Then I lucked into a good deal on a pair of Brooks Professional Selects - traded him outright....
01-19-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By Road Fan

There's a distinction here - Brooks leather...

There's a distinction here - Brooks leather saddles, S-A leather saddles, Rivet, Berthoud and the rare ressurrected Ideale are leather tops, where the leather is thick enough to be it's own...
01-17-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Road Fan

I think you absolutely need to buy your correct...

I think you absolutely need to buy your correct size, and find a bike shop that can determine your size, provide it (some will not order "specials") and set it up for you, properly fit (not just...
01-17-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 968
Posted By Road Fan

It seems to me that a lot of these so-called...

It seems to me that a lot of these so-called rules are the imaginings of people to imitate what they see as a style. To each his/her own, but I believe THEY WERE NOT THERE! It's just their...
01-16-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By Road Fan

I grew up with 170 cranks, and I'm 5'6" with PBH...

I grew up with 170 cranks, and I'm 5'6" with PBH of 81-ish cm. About 15 years ago I came into a first-generation 53/39 Chorus double chainset with 172.5s, for $25.00! Another $30 and I had the...
01-16-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 342
Posted By Road Fan

Getting 10 posts should be easy - just keep...

Getting 10 posts should be easy - just keep chatting, but on-topic.
01-14-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Road Fan

First articles on stack and reach were from...

First articles on stack and reach were from slowtwitch.com.
01-12-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By Road Fan

I have a wide Rivet, the Pearl. With the correct...

I have a wide Rivet, the Pearl. With the correct shorts I think it's a really comfy saddle, better than my S-As. But at the moment my favorites are a nicely broken in vintage Brooks Pro Select and a...
01-11-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By Road Fan

I tend to just call them "S-A."

I tend to just call them "S-A."
01-11-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By Road Fan

I think your seatpost has slipped down due to not...

I think your seatpost has slipped down due to not being properly torqued. You need to reinstall the saddle on a post that can be adequately tightened but not over-tightened.
01-11-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By Road Fan

Plus, "Selle AnAtomica" is not an Italian...

Plus, "Selle AnAtomica" is not an Italian company, it's American. Their use of "Selle" is just a marketing choice.
01-10-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,170
Posted By Road Fan

Right, we already got sticky!

Right, we already got sticky!
01-10-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,170
Posted By Road Fan

Words back: A. Levis aren't any cheaper, but...

Words back:

A. Levis aren't any cheaper, but don't you have any old ones with holes in them? When you are done you can wash them and cut them up for a set of nice, soft, tough cotton rags. Use...
01-09-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,299
Posted By Road Fan

diffracted - you mean where a part of the light...

diffracted - you mean where a part of the light distribution system is a lens? I think nearly all of the higher powered headlamps Iíve seen use a shaped mirror to reflect light forward and a lens to...
01-09-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Road Fan

I did that as well. I expected to see the hem...

I did that as well. I expected to see the hem watches and cyclocomputers!
01-08-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Road Fan

Polar HRMs?

Are Polar HRMs still on the market.? I havenít found them in Amazon, Nashbar, or eBay.
01-08-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 457
Posted By Road Fan

Which Kinetic are you leaving behind? Is it...

Which Kinetic are you leaving behind? Is it available?
01-08-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,184
Posted By Road Fan

For the OP, I would echo your advice and much of...

For the OP, I would echo your advice and much of the rest of what's been said:

Keep your toe straps only slightly snug. For most riding there's no need to tie your feet to the pedal.
The same toe...
01-08-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 432
Posted By Road Fan

I would say, check out the site SlowTwitch. It...

I would say, check out the site SlowTwitch. It is focused on Tri competition and has a lot of material on choosing the size and setting up the fit for such bikes. I don't do that kind of riding,...
01-06-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Road Fan

Would you say you are schooled on frame geometry?...

Would you say you are schooled on frame geometry?

And I'd actually rather hang around with a custom framebuilder than the welder. As far as an engineer, I have one.
01-05-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By Road Fan

After I had an over the bars crash into a wall...

After I had an over the bars crash into a wall and hit the wall with my head, my doc asked me if I remember exactly how it happened, while examining my eye tracking and other points of coordination....
01-04-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,454
Posted By Road Fan

To Blazing Pedals and others, I think this...

To Blazing Pedals and others,

I think this Google Search ("bicycle wheel fairing") takes you to some nice minimaiist aero gadgets to reduce drag due to wheels spinning. The company website is...
12-29-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, it's better t have this discussion on the...

Ok, it's better t have this discussion on the other thread, not this one.
12-29-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,489
Posted By Road Fan

Not afraid of hearing "Give me your lupins!!!!" ...

Not afraid of hearing "Give me your lupins!!!!"

I'm planning to come this year. Nothing to sell and no table, but if there's a lunch or something social together, that would be great!

I'd...
12-29-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Road Fan

Thank you, sir!

Thank you, sir!
12-29-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Road Fan

Brazen Dropouts this month.

Who is going to Madison, Wisconsin, for the Brazen Dropouts show?
Forum: Great Lakes
12-29-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, that Grass Lake section was not as smooth. ...

Yes, that Grass Lake section was not as smooth. I'd like to see that Aerojet spoke protector!

suggested caption: "BP kicking roadie butt!"
Forum: Great Lakes
12-29-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By Road Fan

I've done it maybe 6 times in the 25 years I've...

I've done it maybe 6 times in the 25 years I've lived in Ann Arbor, and I "organized" within the 50+ ers to build interest and make sure people had necessary information. Participants included Jim...
12-29-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By Road Fan

I never met Carol. I did talk about frames with...

I never met Carol. I did talk about frames with Ike once, but I was too naive to get what he was saying. But it's sad to hear some of them are gone. And props for declaring the need to respect...
12-29-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By Road Fan

In 1984 I bought an Ideale 92 from Turin in...

In 1984 I bought an Ideale 92 from Turin in Denver, to replace the painful Avocet on my new 1984 Trek 610. I think I saw Gary from the 2112 store there. In the picture Gary is 5th from the left,...
12-27-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Road Fan

Just check Ebay and take it with some lime and...

Just check Ebay and take it with some lime and salt. Nobody has the correct answer.
12-27-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By Road Fan

Lincoln 9? A Lincoln Avenue "bicycle gang?" ...

Lincoln 9? A Lincoln Avenue "bicycle gang?"

Plus, you live in Evanston? "across the street from Chicago"

PM me if you like.
12-27-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By Road Fan

I also saw an early Italian Masi hanging on the...

I also saw an early Italian Masi hanging on the wall, and an Alex Singer on the wall awaiting its delivery.
12-27-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By Road Fan

My first two were from that store, several years...

My first two were from that store, several years before they moved. The first, in 1968, was a yellow 1968 Falcon, similar component spec to a Super Course of the same year except for a Campagnolo...
12-26-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 859
Posted By Road Fan

Important point! Today front mechs are...

Important point! Today front mechs are differentiated by cage design (aside from clamp versus braze). Cages are specialized for old-school racing doubles, triples, small main chainring (compact),...
12-26-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By Road Fan

I got a set of Helico wheels on my then-new 1984...

I got a set of Helico wheels on my then-new 1984 Trek 610, and was always frustrated with the shifting. I never fully traced the problem, but the OEM chain was the Sedisport. I thought the chain...
12-26-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,654
Posted By Road Fan

There's another distinction here, too. The CR-18...

There's another distinction here, too. The CR-18 has an internal width of 18mm. The M-13 II has a width of 13 mm. The 13 mm is pretty much the narrowest in the market, well, there are 14's and I...
12-25-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,654
Posted By Road Fan

Verktyg, in a situation like this where the OP...

Verktyg, in a situation like this where the OP was 12 years ago, I'd love to see the OP chime in and say, "Hey, all, here's what I did, and here's how it worked out!"

FWIW, I have direct...
12-24-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,964
Posted By Road Fan

Campy on an aluminum Trek is not a choice that...

Campy on an aluminum Trek is not a choice that comports with common cycling style, as seen here and on other forums. But there is nothing wrong with it in any objective sense. Trek takes...
12-24-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,041
Posted By Road Fan

I've done that and it's useful, but there is...

I've done that and it's useful, but there is still such a thing as small shift increments that are too small.
12-24-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,041
Posted By Road Fan

Phil, what's your basis for that? It's not clear...

Phil, what's your basis for that? It's not clear what desigh you are modifying, but mine have been calculated out and have good progressions with 41/45. My experience with half-steps is that while...
12-24-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,041
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, Tomato, that's true. Today one can design a...

Yes, Tomato, that's true. Today one can design a half-step to use on a 2x10, but you end up with very small tooth jumps in the chainring, and hence the smallest value of the actual half-step is not...
12-23-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,041
Posted By Road Fan

Exactly, Phil! A lot of people don't know about...

Exactly, Phil! A lot of people don't know about the shifting sequence that the pattern was designed for. small to large, then large to small and one harder in the rear. the change from small to...
12-23-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,041
Posted By Road Fan

Within the rules of a half-step pattern you can...

Within the rules of a half-step pattern you can do quite a lot. The trade-off for having to make double shifts and keep track of what you are doing is that none of your gears will be duplicated. I'm...
12-21-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,522
Posted By Road Fan

:thumb:

:thumb:
12-21-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,522
Posted By Road Fan

At the moment I have Gommitalia Espresso 21 mm on...

At the moment I have Gommitalia Espresso 21 mm on my Mondonico, and Vittoria Rallye 25 mm on my Masi GC. Masi hasn't been getting much use so I should probably re-glue the tires. I have some Jantex...
12-20-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Road Fan

not clear about this. If you change the rims on...

not clear about this. If you change the rims on that set of wheels, that's major rebuild and all previous bets are off.
12-20-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,973
Posted By Road Fan

I would probably just clean the rims and use...

I would probably just clean the rims and use Jantex tape. I've never raced, so I don't know if it would stand up to that. But it's been fine for a half-season of light normal riding.
12-19-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,973
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, so looking at it proportionally, my 27 mm...

Ok, so looking at it proportionally, my 27 mm Parigis should be good on an 18.5 mm rim, based on your confidence in the 30 mm tires on your 20.5 mm Arai rims.
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