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10-27-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,155
Posted By Trakhak

"In this ever-changing world in which we live in....

"In this ever-changing world in which we live in. . . "
10-27-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,980
Posted By Trakhak

Exhibit A: ...

Exhibit A:

https://premium-cycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/BIANCHI-Specialissima-1960s-Campagnolo-Record-1st-gen-Eroica-vintage-steel-collectible-bike-8.jpg
10-25-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 689
Posted By Trakhak

All of the Italian road bikes that the local bike...

All of the Italian road bikes that the local bike shop sold in the 1960s came with fenders; the shop routinely threw the fenders out, unfortunately. Here's someone's picture of a Legnano whose...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Trakhak

The difference between the two in inflated wall...

The difference between the two in inflated wall thickness in a 25-mm tire is completely insignificant. A larger tube stuffed into a smaller tire can end up with localized folded sections; that would...
10-23-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By Trakhak

I use Gatorade 24-oz bottles with the sipper-type...

I use Gatorade 24-oz bottles with the sipper-type tops as water bottles. No flavor at all, and they come free with every purchase of 24 oz. of Gatorade. The earlier version would last about a year...
10-23-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Trakhak

I'd begin by determining whether the problem is...

I'd begin by determining whether the problem is in the bottom bracket or elsewhere.

Drop the chain off the chainring. If the problem goes away, investigate the rear hub next.

If the problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,733
Posted By Trakhak

Mentions of "core" always raise a red flag for...

Mentions of "core" always raise a red flag for me. As I've always understood and experienced in my riding, if the bike fit is right for the effort level that you're maintaining, there's negligible...
10-22-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Trakhak

Rampars were available in 10-speed men's and...

Rampars were available in 10-speed men's and women's versions before the BMX models were produced, as I recall from my days working in a Raleigh dealership. The 10-speed versions were essentially...
10-20-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 784
Posted By Trakhak

Possibly desperate for attention. In any event,...

Possibly desperate for attention. In any event, he'll probably stop posting when he's old enough to drive.
10-17-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By Trakhak

In normal years, "I just took my first bike ride...

In normal years, "I just took my first bike ride in 6 months/6 years/a decade and my butt hurts" threads usually show up in the spring. Before you make any drastic changes to the bike fit, try riding...
10-17-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,867
Posted By Trakhak

https://steel-vintage.com/pub/media/catalog/produc...

https://steel-vintage.com/pub/media/catalog/product/cache/aa42655c8aa426cc3301878712478811/k/r/kraftwerk-radsport-cycling-2_1.jpg
10-17-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 789
Posted By Trakhak

18.5 here, mostly achieved through old-man loss...

18.5 here, mostly achieved through old-man loss of muscle mass.

Congratulations to the OP on getting the 50-cm gravel bike. Sounds like a great choice. Get a set of lighter wheels with narrower...
10-15-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,161
Posted By Trakhak

At 69 as of September, I rarely push myself hard...

At 69 as of September, I rarely push myself hard enough to reach much above 170, but riding the indoor trainer using BigRingVR's virtual routes last year, I saw 180 and over a number of times and...
10-12-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By Trakhak

You're thinking of 1030 steel or the equivalent....

You're thinking of 1030 steel or the equivalent. 4130 is chromium-molybdenum, e.g., Columbus SL tubing.
10-12-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 996
Posted By Trakhak

From the late Sheldon Brown's page concerning...

From the late Sheldon Brown's page concerning chain maintenance (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chains.html):New chains come pre-lubricated with a grease-type lubricant which has been installed at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,196
Posted By Trakhak

One trick I learned on Bike Forums was to squeeze...

One trick I learned on Bike Forums was to squeeze the tube of Rema glue until the glue fills the top before screwing the cap back on, to make sure that there's no air in there to harden the glue.
10-10-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By Trakhak

A sizable minority of us prefer a short-wheelbase...

A sizable minority of us prefer a short-wheelbase road frame with clearance limited to 28-mm tires, but I don't see that option.
Forum: Touring
10-10-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,793
Posted By Trakhak

No, not at all obvious, especially given that...

No, not at all obvious, especially given that almost none of us (I would guess) have ever seen a disc-brake-equipped 20" bike with a mountain-bike drive train.

A wheelbase that short is a big...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,793
Posted By Trakhak

Some recommendations re weight distribution...

Some recommendations re weight distribution (https://www.adventurecycling.org/blog/a-rack-primer/).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By Trakhak

Try different combinations of insoles. Most of my...

Try different combinations of insoles. Most of my cycling shoes now have thicker insoles (or pairs of insoles) than they came with. That way, my feet are raised to the widest part of the shoe, given...
10-04-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,047
Posted By Trakhak

If you want a test case for outrageous socialism,...

If you want a test case for outrageous socialism, how about fire departments? I've paid taxes to support fire departments for half a century, and I haven't had a fire yet, dammit!
10-01-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 7,261
Posted By Trakhak

Gold. (Also the Pogo quotation in your...

Gold.

(Also the Pogo quotation in your signature line.)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,872
Posted By Trakhak

Twelve.

Twelve.
09-28-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Trakhak

Be that as it may . . .

Be that as it may . . .
09-28-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Trakhak

Likely he was attacking on behalf of Roglic, to...

Likely he was attacking on behalf of Roglic, to draw out the main contenders and allow Roglic to sit on.
09-26-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,427
Posted By Trakhak

It's understandable that people who work in bike...

It's understandable that people who work in bike shops bad-mouth BikesDirect bikes like the Motobecanes. If I still worked in a bike shop, I'd be annoyed, too. However, I've bought two BikesDirect...
09-19-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By Trakhak

Highly unusually, that individual time trial took...

Highly unusually, that individual time trial took place on the last day of the race and finished in Paris.

About the OP's "tt bikes make no sense," wind tunnel tests combined with power data have...
09-18-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By Trakhak

I sold Cannondale bikes in bike stores starting...

I sold Cannondale bikes in bike stores starting the first year that they were introduced (represented by the touring model reviewed in the article posted above). I've owned and ridden high-end steel,...
09-16-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By Trakhak

I'd look up Frejus bikes in Google Images for...

I'd look up Frejus bikes in Google Images for inspiration. Whoever chose the paint combinations for Frejus had an unerring eye.
09-13-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By Trakhak

Agree completely with all of that except that...

Agree completely with all of that except that carbon fork installation suggestion. I know that many people fervently believe that a carbon fork makes a perceptible difference in the smoothness of the...
09-11-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,233
Posted By Trakhak

Cup-o-noodles tastes like fertilizer-laced...

Cup-o-noodles tastes like fertilizer-laced cardboard. Change my mind.
09-09-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,330
Posted By Trakhak

Someone owes TMonk $10.

Someone owes TMonk $10.
09-06-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By Trakhak

I worked in a couple of different Cannondale...

I worked in a couple of different Cannondale dealerships starting before they branched out into manufacturing bikes. Never saw a Cannondale head tube failure, although I saw a number of failures of...
09-04-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Trakhak

Given that you presumably don't want to endanger...

Given that you presumably don't want to endanger your daughter, stop asking people to guess what the problem is and take the bike to a bike shop for a thorough inspection.
08-31-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,049
Posted By Trakhak

Back in the early '90s, the Trek sales rep who...

Back in the early '90s, the Trek sales rep who regularly visited our bike shop mentioned in passing that they were spending much less on frame warranty replacement since their aluminum frames had...
08-30-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,049
Posted By Trakhak

Curious how people are now obsessed with fitting...

Curious how people are now obsessed with fitting the widest tires possible in their vintage steel bikes. Apparently not quite comfortable enough.

As I've mentioned on this site several times...
08-26-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 625
Posted By Trakhak

Bike stores almost universally use the cheapest...

Bike stores almost universally use the cheapest bulk-order tubes and do hundreds of flat repairs per year, with few or no tube failures. In other words, yes, most tube failures are from user error.
08-25-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,252
Posted By Trakhak

Why the lack of hostility?

Why the lack of hostility?
08-22-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,735
Posted By Trakhak

(1) Grease both bolts. (2) Leave rear bolt loose;...

(1) Grease both bolts. (2) Leave rear bolt loose; tighten front bolt (with special tool or just fingers) until saddle looks level when you press down on it at the rear. (3) Tighten rear bolt. (4)...
08-20-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,707
Posted By Trakhak

The easiest way to reduce the likelihood of rim...

The easiest way to reduce the likelihood of rim damage from excessive spoke tension is to use thin butted spokes. DT used to (and might still) refer to 2.0 straight-gauge spokes as "tandem" spokes,...
08-19-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 10,010
Posted By Trakhak

FYI, lugged construction was originally...

FYI, lugged construction was originally introduced as a cheap workaround, to cut down on the costs of accurate mitering of tubes and of training of skilled workers.
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,957
Posted By Trakhak

Welcome to the future. ...

Welcome to the future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTe7U92ecX8
08-04-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,572
Posted By Trakhak

I've had this happen to me after rides for...

I've had this happen to me after rides for decades, starting when I was in my mid-teens, some 50 years ago, although I usually don't pass out. Instead, I have to stand where I am for anywhere from 10...
08-02-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Trakhak

Carrots? This isn't the TalkBass forum.

Carrots? This isn't the TalkBass forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,956
Posted By Trakhak

One interesting thing about cycling and heat...

One interesting thing about cycling and heat regulation is that I spend the first half hour or 45 minutes of a ride on a hot day feeling uncomfortably hot, after which the discomfort gradually...
08-02-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 308,214
Posted By Trakhak

Story told to me 30 years ago: my friend Keith...

Story told to me 30 years ago: my friend Keith was at a bike race, watching the category 1 and 2 guys starting to line up for their event, when a cat 1 guy he knew came up to him.

Cat 1 guy:...
07-28-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Posted By Trakhak

As someone who has admired Campagnolo's products...

As someone who has admired Campagnolo's products for 50 years or more, it's slightly upsetting to see a Campagnolo drivetrain referred to as "out of spec" when it's being asked to accommodate a gear...
07-28-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,456
Posted By Trakhak

Oddly enough, you can always change your mind.

Oddly enough, you can always change your mind.
07-27-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,634
Posted By Trakhak

French versus Italian: As reported in an...

French versus Italian:

As reported in an issue of Bicycling magazine published around 1975 or 1976, a Bicycling writer was allowed to wander around the mechanics' stations before a Tour de France...
07-25-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By Trakhak

Brilliant idea, since it eliminates the...

Brilliant idea, since it eliminates the possibility of rocking your hips during testing of the seat height. It certainly makes more sense than believing that leg length calculation results can be...
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