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12-05-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 959
Posted By Road Fan

Do you have recovery in your plan? Adding more...

Do you have recovery in your plan? Adding more recovery might be healthy, if you don't have much.
12-05-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 426
Posted By Road Fan

Based on the DT decal I think it's early 1970s,...

Based on the DT decal I think it's early 1970s, which would mean the rake should not look steep - it should be like 72 or 73 degrees. It could be a bent frame, bent fork, or ... just an illusion.
12-03-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Road Fan

lots of variations! Zinn had one where he used a...

lots of variations! Zinn had one where he used a 2Ē dowel as a pull up, with a line level glued to it to sense levelness. I donít recall how he did the vertical measurement, which is the key point...
12-03-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Road Fan

PM sent!

PM sent!
12-03-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 304
Posted By Road Fan

Trek sourced those headsets with the plastic and...

Trek sourced those headsets with the plastic and metal parts in those days - one came to me new on my 1984 610. Yours is probably original. If you keep it lubed it should last numerous more...
12-03-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,815
Posted By Road Fan

I like it! Very Mercian!

I like it! Very Mercian!
12-02-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Road Fan

OP is asking about a measurement. There are old...

OP is asking about a measurement. There are old ways and there are new ways, but one I've seen a lot is as follows.

Stand barefoot on a hard floor with your back against a wall. Don't wear...
12-02-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Road Fan

Hers is very conventional: 52-39-30. It's...

Hers is very conventional: 52-39-30. It's aluminum and it's Powertorque.

Her rear cluster is 11-29, so the wrapup is 22+18 = 40 T. With a 50-34 and an 11-34 it will wrap 16+23 = 39, so the...
12-02-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks, Steve, I agree!

Thanks, Steve, I agree!
12-01-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By Road Fan

To add clarity, the axis of the dyno's spinning...

To add clarity, the axis of the dyno's spinning should go directly through the wheel axle center.

Also, these generators are VERY simple machines. It should be possible to see where to apply a...
12-01-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Road Fan

Campy CX versus CT?

I know the Compact 11 speed double chainsets fairly well. i know that the CX has 46/36 rings rather than 50/34. Are there any other differences, beyond graphics?

I want to replace an Athena Triple...
11-30-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 118,264
Posted By Road Fan

Re the 3-speed: careful of the drillings! I had...

Re the 3-speed: careful of the drillings! I had trouble finding a 40/32 pair for my Rudge. I could still go for 36 on the front with a more modern hub if I cold-set the fork, but I found a 40/32...
11-30-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 118,264
Posted By Road Fan

Recently (past 10 years) I've used Shoe Goo as a...

Recently (past 10 years) I've used Shoe Goo as a filler for tread blemishes.

I think the little wire dingus is for pushing the innertube into the tire carcass as you finish the sewing. I use an...
11-30-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 118,264
Posted By Road Fan

I haven't tried Pacenti, but sounds worth it on...

I haven't tried Pacenti, but sounds worth it on my next build.

At the time of this touring build, I was out of work and at the bottom of the budget. The rim change was just about the only new...
11-30-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 118,264
Posted By Road Fan

Just sharing info, bud! Do what you want. ...

Just sharing info, bud! Do what you want.

What it all means is, if you want to replace a Mavic GP-4 or tubular rim with the same ERD with a clincher using the same spoke pattern, you can use...
11-29-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 118,264
Posted By Road Fan

Another one that I believe would match is the...

Another one that I believe would match is the tubular Mavic GP-4, FWIW.
11-28-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 118,264
Posted By Road Fan

I did this! I had a set of wheels, 32 hole...

I did this! I had a set of wheels, 32 hole Shimano 6207 freewheel low flange hubs with Mavic MA-40 14 mm clincher rims. I needed to make a set of wheels with 18 mm rims to better support a set of...
11-28-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,077
Posted By Road Fan

AND my Masi ("Faliero Masi") counts. Wonder if...

AND my Masi ("Faliero Masi") counts. Wonder if either of my Mondonicos have an Antonio signature? And if my Woodrup has a sig?
11-28-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,077
Posted By Road Fan

Dave, love that Dei! What is the saddle?

Dave, love that Dei! What is the saddle?
11-27-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 12,383
Posted By Road Fan

But in the run-up to a primary, it could start at...

But in the run-up to a primary, it could start at the Iowa borders! --- lol!
11-17-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By Road Fan

How did these compare to the Raleigh Super...

How did these compare to the Raleigh Super Lenton/Rudge Aero Special models? I have a 1952 Rudge, not on the road yet.
11-17-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Road Fan

In the past I've liked Vittoria Mastik better...

In the past I've liked Vittoria Mastik better than Continental. Better than those was Tufo Extreme, but I think Velox Jantex tape is the best so far.

I should add, I have not, even in ancient...
11-17-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,463
Posted By Road Fan

I like these suggestions! I was thinking...

I like these suggestions!

I was thinking possibly he could tweak teh cage a bit (maybe you can tell I'm not a professional!). on the bottom edge of teh inner cage plate where the cage presses on...
11-17-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By Road Fan

No, very high standards, IMO. I have a set of...

No, very high standards, IMO. I have a set of Veloce aluminum levers that ratchet MANY steps on the left shifter, and can shift up or dump nearly the entire 10 speed width.
11-16-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Road Fan

Serious, this is decent advice, at least an...

Serious, this is decent advice, at least an important consideration. I have a few older hubs - 1951 AW, a slightly newer FM, and a FG in similar condition. So far it looks like all will fit the OLD...
11-16-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Road Fan

Well, no. You said you have no experience with...

Well, no. You said you have no experience with it so I chose to contribute my assessment.
11-16-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Road Fan

Look at the numbers - AC is a very close ratio...

Look at the numbers - AC is a very close ratio hub. I like a go-fast too, but this is go really fast! I'm readying to get my Rudge Aero Special back together and it was designed as a go-fast (Super...
11-16-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Road Fan

What are the ratios of an AC? Found them! ...

What are the ratios of an AC?

Found them!

AC: +6.7%, 0, -7.7%
AM: +15.6%, 0, -13.5%
AW: +33.3%, 0, -25%

For shopping and errands, I'd suggest the AW. Assuming 46/16 sprockets and a 26"...
11-16-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,167
Posted By Road Fan

You mean the Lyotard Berthet? They need toeclips.

You mean the Lyotard Berthet? They need toeclips.
11-15-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Road Fan

Again, width and the steepness of the transition...

Again, width and the steepness of the transition from wide to narrow may not be the same solution. Changing width is worth a try, but so is moving it back.
11-14-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Road Fan

Hmmmm Robbie, I could most likely do Brazen as an...

Hmmmm Robbie, I could most likely do Brazen as an alternative ...
11-14-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Road Fan

I could do this - about 3 hours one way!

I could do this - about 3 hours one way!
11-14-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Road Fan

Not to argue too much with the "too wide"...

Not to argue too much with the "too wide" hypothesis, but it could also be te shape, as I said. And the test for that is really simple - slide it back temporarily.
11-13-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Road Fan

My statement should have emphasized the contact...

My statement should have emphasized the contact point geometry. If you level the frame (tires inflated, wheels on a level floor), drop a plumb line exactly through the BB axis with the frame level,...
11-12-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Road Fan

I'm not sure if a bike fit will help, that...

I'm not sure if a bike fit will help, that depends on the fitter.

I have had this pain in the past, and traced it to the seat being a little too far forward. As your leg drives down the back of...
11-12-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,443
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, many Italians were tools for racing.

Yes, many Italians were tools for racing.
11-11-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 499,868
Posted By Road Fan

My worry is I don't know how relevant any of it...

My worry is I don't know how relevant any of it is or if people are even using it. At least it's not so gigantic that I can't try to use it.

For me, seat tube angle is an important part of...
11-11-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 499,868
Posted By Road Fan

I'll do that, Tom!

I'll do that, Tom!
11-11-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 499,868
Posted By Road Fan

Rudi, is it your spreadsheet? Would you consider...

Rudi, is it your spreadsheet? Would you consider editing the format? I'd like to add the date of the entry, and the status (available, withdrawn, completed, for example). I don't want to go...
11-08-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By Road Fan

For the reasons Randy is illustrating, I've...

For the reasons Randy is illustrating, I've always thought the best we can do 30 years after the fact is to use parts in the same period and same level.

Second best is to use occasional newer...
11-05-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Road Fan

I would expect that Carlton to have a very nice ...

I would expect that Carlton to have a very nice ride quality. The chainstays are quite long, the seat tube is rather laid back, and the fork has a lot of curvature. I would certainly take it out...
11-05-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 757
Posted By Road Fan

The x60 models were all intended for racing. ...

The x60 models were all intended for racing. Steep frame angles, not much fork offset, short chainstays, all lead to a less cushy ride and faster handling - the steeirng response could be too quick...
11-05-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By Road Fan

You're correct, it isn't necessary to train...

You're correct, it isn't necessary to train within any particular strategy. As it is I want to get up to four hours a week, and besides some rides I'd like to do next year, I'm not very specific on...
11-04-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, I will take your word that it is not specific...

Ok, I will take your word that it is not specific enough for what you need to accomplish, but I am not training for a specific goal. Rather I'm workng to in general iprove my fitness to where I am...
11-04-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By Road Fan

Maybe I'm too ignorant, but I thought all I need...

Maybe I'm too ignorant, but I thought all I need to do (and have done a few times) is to decide how much time my indoor pedaling today is going to take, pedal in the lower zone until I've done 40%,...
11-04-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,107
Posted By Road Fan

I read a recent thread also, about learning to...

I read a recent thread also, about learning to ride fixed on real roads, with holes, gaps chasms, railroad tracks, speed bumps, and all manner of road disturbances. On fixed (versus single) you live...
11-04-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21,921
Views: 2,259,487
Posted By Road Fan

Great pics! Yours seems to be a derailleur, not...

Great pics! Yours seems to be a derailleur, not just sprung tension arm. Mine is missing the band clamps around the chainstay. It also does not need the shift cables or the long coil spring, as far...
11-04-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,107
Posted By Road Fan

I think another worthwhile educational point is...

I think another worthwhile educational point is to be aware of the need for neuro-muscular training. This is nowhere near as magical as it may sound, I see it as simply the aclimation of your body...
11-03-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21,921
Views: 2,259,487
Posted By Road Fan

Actually I have a period Cyclo chain tensioner. ...

Actually I have a period Cyclo chain tensioner. All I need is to work out how to attach it to the chainstay or dropout.
11-03-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21,921
Views: 2,259,487
Posted By Road Fan

With the crankset, one thing to keep in mind is...

With the crankset, one thing to keep in mind is that the Lentons (I have a 1952 Rudge Aero Special, a Rudge badging of the 1952 Super Lenton and built on the same production lines, along with a...
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