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08-17-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,749
Posted By Point

Of the 10 or so bikes purchased in my household...

Of the 10 or so bikes purchased in my household in the past 35 years, 8 have been square taper with no problems, 1 Ashtabula again with no problems. The last one, an external BB was a mess that...
07-27-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Point

I’m drooling over the Campy shifter opener. A...

I’m drooling over the Campy shifter opener. A work of art to go with the classic form
07-22-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,708
Posted By Point

I’ll bite on this one. How do you consider one...

I’ll bite on this one. How do you consider one frame more efficient than another?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,533
Posted By Point

According to Sheldon Brown, the newer tire...

According to Sheldon Brown, the newer tire should always be in the front. You want the tire with less chance of failure there.
07-20-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By Point

That was the selling point for cassettes back in...

That was the selling point for cassettes back in the day - that individual cogs could be replaced if needed. Now try to find single cogs. Only whole cassettes are readily available.
06-09-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,910
Posted By Point

Oh how I wish the late, great Frank Berto was...

Oh how I wish the late, great Frank Berto was still with us to weigh in on this
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Point

Any pedals you want, as long as they turn freely,...

Any pedals you want, as long as they turn freely, and any shoes that fit. Really, any combination will work without any discernible or measurable difference in performance.
05-01-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,306
Posted By Point

Hang on as long as possible. The newest bike at...

Hang on as long as possible. The newest bike at my house is 13 years old
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,959
Posted By Point

Already have, although my discs and rims are one...

Already have, although my discs and rims are one and the same
11-26-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,546
Posted By Point

Fully agree on rigid forks and I’m dubious on any...

Fully agree on rigid forks and I’m dubious on any advantage with suspension forks when you factor in the rest of the wheel components. Everybody also needs to remember the article quoted is marketing...
11-25-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,546
Posted By Point

I’d go higher, like over 99%. Most everything I...

I’d go higher, like over 99%. Most everything I see as to any benefit is somebody’s anecdotal evidence, and likely the placebo effect
11-25-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,546
Posted By Point

This

This
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,153
Posted By Point

Basically none. We’re talking minute differences...

Basically none. We’re talking minute differences in aero drag & maybe rolling resistance. It’s all in the motor
Forum: Framebuilders
10-25-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By Point

You may want to check out YouTube videos from “RJ...

You may want to check out YouTube videos from “RJ the bike guy”. I believe he has a DIY video on adding bottle cage mounts
10-21-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,373
Posted By Point

Call me a skeptic on the “more solid” or...

Call me a skeptic on the “more solid” or “stiffer” arguement without a solid analysis of the full wheel - lateral stiffness if the spoke/rim combo along with the hub/axle combo. Not saying that...
10-20-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Point

If the OP is talking about cantilevers, then it’s...

If the OP is talking about cantilevers, then it’s possible. Is they are talking about actual center pull calipers without mounting studs on the stays and forks, then it’s not possible without frame...
10-20-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Point

Had Thule fork mount roof racks 15+ years ago. No...

Had Thule fork mount roof racks 15+ years ago. No problems and they were well made. I did make one minor “upgrade” to the mounts, to change the hand knobs that secured the rack to the crossbar to...
10-19-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,373
Posted By Point

He/she probably peddles hard before they need to...

He/she probably peddles hard before they need to break hard
10-13-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,373
Posted By Point

At best this. My opinion is they’re mostly...

At best this. My opinion is they’re mostly marketing and an unnecessary arbitrary “new standard”
10-10-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,742
Posted By Point

1987 Trek 560 EX. Reynolds 531 from the days when...

1987 Trek 560 EX. Reynolds 531 from the days when Trek’s slogan was “American Handbuilt Bicycles”. Still have it
08-26-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,639
Posted By Point

It’s just about foot retention. Just Google...

It’s just about foot retention. Just Google “cycling upstroke myth”. Nobody really pulls up to a significant point. The original study on that came ou 20 or so years ago
08-26-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,401
Posted By Point

Two decades? Rim brakes have been effective for...

Two decades? Rim brakes have been effective for 80 or more years, and still work well. Really - anybody in this thread personally have a wheel blow off due to heating from rim brakes? How many have...
08-19-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,913
Posted By Point

Interestingly, when freehubs/cassettes were first...

Interestingly, when freehubs/cassettes were first introduced in tha ‘80’s, the ability to customize your gearing by purchasing individual cogs was touted. Also the ability to replace just the worn...
08-18-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,401
Posted By Point

I may go further and say that maybe only the...

I may go further and say that maybe only the first point is a reason. I’ve mountain biked for years, with plenty of long descents (>2000 vertical feet), and never felt I needed more than cantilevers...
08-18-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,401
Posted By Point

Stop quicker is subjective, as is better...

Stop quicker is subjective, as is better modulation. You are incorrect on number 3. All brakes are affected by moisture, it’s the reduction in the coefficient of friction. Discs may be less affected,...
08-17-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,401
Posted By Point

Well put

Well put
07-31-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,552
Posted By Point

1” headtubes were a great standard for years, and...

1” headtubes were a great standard for years, and still are. There really wasn’t a good reason to change except for marketing (IMO). As for disc brakes, I can stick with rim brakes. Simple, effective...
07-28-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By Point

Well I Tried

Always trying to support my LBS(s), but now I’m completely disappointed. Went to two shops in the area, both long time businesses looking for a leather washer for my Silca floor pump. Neither had...
07-13-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Point

Unless it’s at the other end of the cluster, but...

Unless it’s at the other end of the cluster, but I agree....
07-13-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Point

‘84 would be a freewheel, so just get a 7 speed...

‘84 would be a freewheel, so just get a 7 speed freewheel and use the 8 speed shifters. Only one extra click. ‘84 was also before Shimano SIS started, so if you haven’t changed the rear derailleur...
07-09-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,345
Posted By Point

‘88 for me was spent putting in a lot of miles...

‘88 for me was spent putting in a lot of miles by riding 5-6 days a week. Met my wife that summer, cut way back on the miles and couldn’t be happier
07-08-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,345
Posted By Point

Yanni? The music, if I recall, was by J. Tesch

Yanni? The music, if I recall, was by J. Tesch
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,202
Posted By Point

Agreed we’re talking about Trek owned stores, but...

Agreed we’re talking about Trek owned stores, but if I recall correctly, Trek dealers (and Specialized) are very regularly required to devote the vast majority of floor space to one brand of bike,...
07-03-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,319
Posted By Point

Silca. Mine is 30+ years old, and on its third...

Silca. Mine is 30+ years old, and on its third leather washer, and keeps on going. Being able to get replacement parts does it for me
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,202
Posted By Point

I try to avoid the Trek stores since I have an...

I try to avoid the Trek stores since I have an aversion to most Bontrager components. I prefer the options offered by an LBS that isn’t beholden to one brand, and given the choice in my area, will...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,332
Posted By Point

My solution is in the off chance I need...

My solution is in the off chance I need navigation, stop and pull phone out of jersey pocket and check your route. Nothing additional needed
06-23-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By Point

I’d guess it will work on the back. I’ve used 8...

I’d guess it will work on the back. I’ve used 8 sp brifters with a 7 sp freewheel and it works fine. Just center things on the middle cog and Shimano’s floating pulley will accommodate the minor...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,977
Posted By Point

Close on the pelvis fracture a few years ago, but...

Close on the pelvis fracture a few years ago, but just ended up with a deep bone bruise that took more than a year to heal. Still dealing with getting full range of motion on that side. If you think...
06-10-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Point

Grammar

Versatility is a major consideration (one less thing stored in the garage). Another is the possibility that I’ve mentioned of making a cover to protect the bikes from weather on a day long haul. For...
06-10-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Point

Thanks. The idea hit me in the hardware store a...

Thanks. The idea hit me in the hardware store a few weeks ago, and I was pretty sure I couldn’t have been the first to think of it. A quick search on the web and sure enough, there it was. Delta also...
06-09-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Point

Agree - nothing wrong with 8 speed. With 10 you...

Agree - nothing wrong with 8 speed. With 10 you may get a few more useful gears, also may find more duplicates.
06-09-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Point

Anybody used this for a hitch carrier?

Being a fan of the stability of fork mount roof racks, and not wanting anything to rub against my frame, I'm wondering if anybody on this forum has used the hack of a pickup fork mount like the Delta...
05-25-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Point

The rear triangle/dropout assembly looks like a...

The rear triangle/dropout assembly looks like a Burley to me. I’ve never seen that frame bracing style on a Burley, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Fisher and a small company named Tango both...
05-19-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,315
Posted By Point

I don’t know any earlier than the mid seventies...

I don’t know any earlier than the mid seventies edition, but my grease stained copy has a ton of funky charm and still has a place on the bookshelf
04-22-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Point

Check out Somafab. They have a bunch of models in...

Check out Somafab. They have a bunch of models in a variety of widths. Maybe something like their Sparrow bar flipped upright would fit the bill.
04-12-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,923
Posted By Point

What do you mean by “softer steel”? All steels...

What do you mean by “softer steel”? All steels have the same Modulus of Elasticity, 29,000,000 psi.
03-31-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,347
Posted By Point

I wouldn’t discount the Bridgestone MB-4 and...

I wouldn’t discount the Bridgestone MB-4 and MB-5. If I recall, in the early 90’s they had the same geometry as the higher end models but were TIG welded inTaiwan. Even down to the MB-5 you got the...
01-30-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 34,806
Posted By Point

Have a Centurion I bought right out of college in...

Have a Centurion I bought right out of college in 1984, and a Trek 560 bought in the spring of 1988 so I’m within 3 months of having two. My wife has a Schwinn Premis purchased in 1989, so only 1...
12-30-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 49,525
Posted By Point

One I passed on new in 1984/85 - a Pinarello in...

One I passed on new in 1984/85 - a Pinarello in the same “spumoni” paint scheme as Alexi Grewal’s gold medal bike. At the time I thought it was too expensive, but now I kick myself for not splurging.
12-19-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,388
Posted By Point

My personal opinion is that on technical single...

My personal opinion is that on technical single track the rider’s ability & fitness is worth more. Yes a suspension fork is great on downhills, but some of the old rigid forks from the 80’s had a...
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