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08-21-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 108
Posted By 79pmooney

If you can find a Campy triple crankset with the...

If you can find a Campy triple crankset with the 74 BCD, grab it. Triples are a very sweet, if not very popular answer to getting the lows you need and still having gears that are a joy the rest of...
08-21-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By 79pmooney

Build your own? $70 for good used hubs, (2) $70...

Build your own? $70 for good used hubs, (2) $70 rims, DB spokes for $50/wheel. $350 total + rubber.

Tools required - $7 spoke wrench. The Park Tension gauge is nice but pinging a good wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,671
Posted By 79pmooney

In Portland, it is often brakes (discs or...

In Portland, it is often brakes (discs or otherwise) or no brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,671
Posted By 79pmooney

Speaking of squeal - I have fond memories of...

Speaking of squeal - I have fond memories of Mafac Racers in the days when we used the Mafac pads. You had some control of squeal on setup. I loved it when the squeal was acceptable for routine...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 600
Posted By 79pmooney

The thought that is at the back of the minds of...

The thought that is at the back of the minds of the pros - what if I flat on a crazy speed descent? With a well glued tubular, you just brake to a stop. From any speed. You can use the brake on...
08-21-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By 79pmooney

I've never ridden tires with those wear...

I've never ridden tires with those wear indicators. Never saw the need. I find seeing the casing works quite well and furthermore, the casing is a sign, unlike trying to notice that a sign is no...
08-21-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 756
Posted By 79pmooney

Or - best way to fine tune fit - ride fix gears...

Or - best way to fine tune fit - ride fix gears in hills (or ride rollers).
08-21-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By 79pmooney

Hang your bike by the seat (from a tree, garage...

Hang your bike by the seat (from a tree, garage overhead or whatever - I am assuming you do not have a bike stand). Fasten guides to the fork or chainstay (taped on credit cards or just about...
08-21-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By 79pmooney

Those aren't weight weenie holes? Drillium? ...

Those aren't weight weenie holes? Drillium?

Next step - hundreds of those holes

Then - no tread at all, Think of the weight savings (and it is rotating weight).

You heard it here first. ...
08-21-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 756
Posted By 79pmooney

I did used to do the descent of Juaquim Miller...

I did used to do the descent of Juaquim Miller Road from Skyline Blvd over Oakland, CA on a 42-17 with brakes but not using them. I was in my 20s, had raced two years before and had around 15,000...
08-21-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 22,093
Posted By 79pmooney

Yup. The engineer wants the answer so h e can go...

Yup. The engineer wants the answer so h e can go on to design the system the red rubber ball is part of. He learned in school how to calculate it but his boss just wants that final design and has...
08-21-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 22,093
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 (And the hoods and levers are good places for...

+1 (And the hoods and levers are good places for my hands out of the saddle.)

The best setups I have ever ridden are Tektro V-brake levers and Shimano dual-pivot brakes and the same levers with...
08-20-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 756
Posted By 79pmooney

No. There are crashes I never want to do. That's...

No. There are crashes I never want to do. That's one. Right up there with that is pulling a foot off the pedal at high RPMs, hence toeclips and straps. I have uncleated a few times but I just...
08-20-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 756
Posted By 79pmooney

Do you climb into barrels and roll down hills?...

Do you climb into barrels and roll down hills? Why no brakes? I ride with quality leather toestraps in good condition and pulled tight. Aluminum cleats with deep slots. My feet don't come out. But I...
08-20-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
Posted By 79pmooney

I keep it really simple. Black cloth wrapped...

I keep it really simple. Black cloth wrapped from the bottom and finished with electrical tape. Two layers for my aging hands. Old tape for the first. Doesn't need to be continuous. (I wrap...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 600
Posted By 79pmooney

I suppose it's possible to hurt yourself with...

I suppose it's possible to hurt yourself with tire glue but I had no issues gluing my tires over 25 years and 70,000 miles except very sticky, hard to clean fingers. (Tubasti - several boxes worth...
08-20-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,850
Posted By 79pmooney

That bike has only seen fixed. Both rear wheels...

That bike has only seen fixed. Both rear wheels are fix-fix. (I rode a 10-speed back when we used multiplication, then set it up as a single speed for a few years as my "B" bike. Started racing. ...
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By 79pmooney

Fender trick for short chainstay bikes - cut a...

Fender trick for short chainstay bikes - cut a long, thin ellipse out of the front of the fender. First, mount the fender. It will hit the seat tube. Mark the contact. Take the fender off and...
08-20-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By 79pmooney

Do you have a bike coop or shop with a good...

Do you have a bike coop or shop with a good selection of used parts nearby? At $2-400, you do not have the luxury of picking and choosing parts, but with some hunting you might find ones that work...
08-20-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By 79pmooney

I have always cross-chained (at least to the...

I have always cross-chained (at least to the extent that the newer outside chainrings allow) when there was good reason for it. I live to climb. I love going hard uphill. If that hill levels off...
08-20-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding fix gear with a front QR since I...

I've been riding fix gear with a front QR since I started riding fixed in 1976.

I don't ride the widest possible tires on any of my fix gears unless I am going off road. Did a century Sunday on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,702
Posted By 79pmooney

I just rode a century (plus 8 miles there and 8...

I just rode a century (plus 8 miles there and 8 back) Sunday on my ti fix gear. Had 4 cogs, chainwhip and Pedros Trixie tool so I could run 43 by 13, 16, 17 or 23. Not a light bike. Steel fork,...
08-20-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By 79pmooney

My Trek 4000 (~'83) cracked in the same place,...

My Trek 4000 (~'83) cracked in the same place, both sides. Very different chainstay attachment; traditional capped stays. Both caps cracked through the deeply stamped "TREK".

I"m guessing this is...
08-19-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By 79pmooney

There is only one thing I wold worry about - is...

There is only one thing I wold worry about - is there enough material around the spoke holes at the biggest distance from center.? Any chance of a flange breaking? This is very uncommon in low...
08-19-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,850
Posted By 79pmooney

When my chrondomalcia patellae (CP) showed up I...

When my chrondomalcia patellae (CP) showed up I got a gift. Dropped out of the first race of the season 3 days later. Race promoter introduced my to an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon who...
08-19-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,850
Posted By 79pmooney

I've had chrondomalia for 4 decades. I also love...

I've had chrondomalia for 4 decades. I also love riding fix gear. Now, on two of them, I have extra cogs and can change gears but it requires 2-5 minute stops. And I only have the gears I brought....
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By 79pmooney

Peugeot is in business and has a website. ...

Peugeot is in business and has a website. Contact them and ask. (I'll place my guess on 1985. I didn't follow Peugeot so I do not have a model name. I owned a Reynolds 501 that was probably 4 or...
08-16-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,019
Posted By 79pmooney

Exactly. Until that scientific study was done,...

Exactly. Until that scientific study was done, mankind was clueless. Yeah, coaches have been getting the food and nutrition pretty spot-on for TdF racers for decades, but this was just blind luck,...
08-16-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,826
Posted By 79pmooney

The more I learn about Tom Richie, the more I...

The more I learn about Tom Richie, the more I respect him. He designed and had built a fleet of cargo bikes for Rwanda coffee farmers to get their beans quickly to the roaster on very poor third...
08-16-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By 79pmooney

Thank you BG. The passing of one of the great...

Thank you BG. The passing of one of the great and classy riders. (Would have been known far more widely and won far more races had he not been cursed with racing at the same time as the cannibal,...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,266
Posted By 79pmooney

+! especially the part about some routes being...

+! especially the part about some routes being more fun! I've ridden 4 Cycle Oregons fixed. First two were very mountainous and hard, but, the routes had one or two hard climbs and fast descents...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,266
Posted By 79pmooney

Some of us simply prefer to ride fixed. Also a...

Some of us simply prefer to ride fixed. Also a fix gear century is more of a challenge and some of us like challenges. Yes, there is the "perfect" century where the grade, wind, etc. is so perfect...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By 79pmooney

Or, for very little money - old inner tubes. :) ...

Or, for very little money - old inner tubes. :)

Having said that, I might just do my first wrap with innertube. I've been riding doubled up cloth tape the past few years. Did once wrap a bar...
08-16-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 And like gold, they are not light. Raced in...

+1 And like gold, they are not light. Raced in those days but never had one. My Fuji came with a cheap copy two bolt post that I bent in a race hitting a frost heave at 50+. Won a Zeus copy that...
08-15-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By 79pmooney

Now that's cool. If it were to be my bike, it...

Now that's cool. If it were to be my bike, it wold stay "Trey". There are a lot more Terrys out there than Treys!

Ben
08-15-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By 79pmooney

I've said this before and I'll say it again - if...

I've said this before and I'll say it again - if you do not get the vaccine (and maybe even if you do) and ever see an odd band of red spots; following a rib is common, across your face less so but...
08-15-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,533
Posted By 79pmooney

I do my best to keep the BB out but pedals have...

I do my best to keep the BB out but pedals have often gone under completely. (Roadie, not a CX guy. I have no interest in wading through puddles but when riding fix gear, keeping the pedals out is...
08-15-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,832
Posted By 79pmooney

I have two of those Trixie wrenches that live...

I have two of those Trixie wrenches that live permanently under my tool bags on my two good fix gears. They are perfect for stopping and flipping wheels. That spanner is first class for lockrings;...
08-14-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,923
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 There were many Japanese mid-level road bikes...

+1 There were many Japanese mid-level road bikes sized for 27" wheels. Running 700c allows a bigger tire size and fenders. My winter/rain/city fix gear is almost one of those frames. (~1983 Trek...
08-14-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,543
Posted By 79pmooney

Celticgirl, I forgot to mention one thing you can...

Celticgirl, I forgot to mention one thing you can do that will make a real difference, especially if you ride in the wet. If you have access to a garden hose or the like after your rides, you can do...
08-14-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By 79pmooney

All you need is a good routine. First, use a...

All you need is a good routine. First, use a wheel with a hub set up with nuts, not a quick release. Get the proper wrench. Now, when you need to replace the wheel and set the chain tension:
...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By 79pmooney

"Does anyone here own a plastic or glass shield...

"Does anyone here own a plastic or glass shield that they use in winter to block the cold air from hitting your face?"

Look into the Zzipper fairing. Fits on your bike, not your face. Deflects...
08-13-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,543
Posted By 79pmooney

Celticgirl, rims wear out from caliper brakes...

Celticgirl, rims wear out from caliper brakes over time. Fact of life. It's part of the stopping process. (Discs do too.) How fast depends on a lot of factors mentioned above. Riding in the wet...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 191,182
Posted By 79pmooney

It isn't steel and it isn't modern (in concept)...

It isn't steel and it isn't modern (in concept) but it was built of an equally shiny metal in 2011. My ti TiCycles road fix gear of my avatar. Basically a to-die-for late '80s race bike in an...
08-13-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By 79pmooney

Stopping is going to be the big test. On a 25%...

Stopping is going to be the big test. On a 25% incline, assuming the trailer and kids weighs 100 pounds, the hub nut will only see ~25 pounds. Stopping is the only time we can remotely test the...
08-12-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By 79pmooney

The bearing cones or cartridges bear on the thru...

The bearing cones or cartridges bear on the thru axle, don't they? If not, were does the weight they are supporting go to get to the frame? If the bearing grease dries up or the cones are too tight...
08-12-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By 79pmooney

My question - do the slack chained small-small...

My question - do the slack chained small-small combinations work? Would you use them if they did?

On most of my bikes, those combinations run funky. On some, the chain fully doubles back on itself...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,988
Posted By 79pmooney

Step 5 should be before Step 1. Buying a $10,000...

Step 5 should be before Step 1. Buying a $10,000 bike that might not fit is dumb. Might have worked for the OP but not a formula for success.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By 79pmooney

Traditional single speed chain - 1/8". ...

Traditional single speed chain - 1/8". Traditional (before 7/8, 9, 10 and 11-speed) derailleur chain - 3/32". 1/8" chains are heavier, have less sideways play and are less affected by dirt (or just...
08-11-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By 79pmooney

We need more info. What kind of brakes? What...

We need more info. What kind of brakes? What brand? What wheels? The more you tell us, the more we can help/
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