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11-14-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
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: 8
Views: 215
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: 13
Views: 436
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: 13
Views: 436
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: 13
Views: 436
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: 34
Views: 3,047
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: 1,876
Views: 495,226
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: 1,876
Views: 495,226
Posted By Road Fan

I'll do that, Tom!

I'll do that, Tom!
11-11-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 495,226
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 I'd like to add the date of the entry, and the status (available, withdrawn, completed, for example).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, 08:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,281
Posted By Road Fan

"Flying"

"Flying"
11-08-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,103
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: 246
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: 658
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: 792
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: 792
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: 792
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: 690
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: 21,718
Views: 2,220,252
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: 690
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: 21,718
Views: 2,220,252
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: 21,718
Views: 2,220,252
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...
11-03-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 357
Posted By Road Fan

I think in this thread it's kinda useless to...

I think in this thread it's kinda useless to debate or even banter about Chorus versus Record without-addressing and understanding the basics of your situation. One of them is knowing if the fame...
11-03-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,062
Posted By Road Fan

I agree completely. Your heart rates are...

I agree completely.

Your heart rates are your heart rates and are different from mine.
11-03-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,062
Posted By Road Fan

In many of these posts I keep thinking, if your...

In many of these posts I keep thinking, if your HRM readings don't look plausible or seem to be all over the place, get in the habit of double checking the HRM reading by feeling your pulse with your...
11-03-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,062
Posted By Road Fan

I had a few Polar HR watches that did that. I...

I had a few Polar HR watches that did that. I called Polar service about and they said it could happen under power lines or near other high-power cables or circuits.
11-03-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,062
Posted By Road Fan

I agree it is a useless number. In your post you...

I agree it is a useless number. In your post you said "I was always above the recommended maximum," I was trying to understand what you meant by using that phrase. I now think you were trying to...
11-02-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,182
Posted By Road Fan

I totally agree with this. But just to be...

I totally agree with this.

But just to be sure, look at the center of the flexier arm, and make sure there is a large-headed bolt inside the hole in the center. Give the bolt a wiggle and see if...
10-31-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,145
Posted By Road Fan

1. Get a front bag 2. Carry a church key...

1. Get a front bag

2. Carry a church key (aka “bottle wrench”)in it

3. learn to ride a straight no-handed while you pop the cap.
10-31-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,008
Posted By Road Fan

At least in Chicago, lightweight Japanese bikes...

At least in Chicago, lightweight Japanese bikes were unknown in the late 60s, maybe Nishiki started to appear in 1969 or so, but I wouldn't call them lightweight. My brother had an Azuki that was...
10-31-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Road Fan

I would not tighten to try to restore shape. ...

I would not tighten to try to restore shape. Usually what happens is that a ridge is raised down the middle of the saddle, which tries to support the weight of the rider. The problem it does not...
10-31-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,062
Posted By Road Fan

What did you take as your “recommended maximum,”...

What did you take as your “recommended maximum,” and why?
10-25-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 789
Posted By Road Fan

Didn't we just do this a few months ago?

Didn't we just do this a few months ago?
10-21-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,062
Posted By Road Fan

John, I asked my doctor for that specifically....

John, I asked my doctor for that specifically. What I got instead was a test that stressed me up to a pre-determined HR, measured and imaged my heart and vascular behavior at that rate and below, and...
10-21-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,174
Posted By Road Fan

As often happens, we are not too far from the...

As often happens, we are not too far from the same page. I have measured my F/R wheel loading for a few bikes. Good news: it's not too difficult, and it is nearly always between 60/40 and 55/45. ...
10-20-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,174
Posted By Road Fan

I'm not sure if the app gives you full choice of...

I'm not sure if the app gives you full choice of balance setting like you have using Frank's or Jan Heine's charts, but I would suggest measuring fore/aft loading and plugging in those actual numbers.
10-20-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,174
Posted By Road Fan

I usually fill tubulars 95 to 105, depending on...

I usually fill tubulars 95 to 105, depending on the day and the tire. My choice of those pressures is generally based on comfort with a strong sense of responsiveness. I do not use the Berto chart...
10-20-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,384
Posted By Road Fan

You mean if what he really wanted was to score a...

You mean if what he really wanted was to score a full gruppo of 11 speed Athena Triple with a 12/32, he would have bought a used 1997 Mirage 8-speed triple with a 13/24 8 speed?

My wife's bike has...
10-20-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,384
Posted By Road Fan

And Sachs!

And Sachs!
10-19-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,961
Posted By Road Fan

Longer tubes are more flexy than shorter tubes...

Longer tubes are more flexy than shorter tubes with the same wall thickness, that's just basic physics/engineering. The 25" could have been over-flexy and the 21" over-stiff.

Was your fit...
10-19-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,961
Posted By Road Fan

I guess I don't see what's so new in the fit you...

I guess I don't see what's so new in the fit you describe. One's fit is one's fit. Fashions may have changed, but if you weren't riding your best fit back in the day, it is best to start doing so...
10-19-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, congrats, but now you're unwittingly shaming...

Ok, congrats, but now you're unwittingly shaming me, especially when I think the following:

In Arizona weather, that's about 3 miles a day!

In Michigan temperatures that's about 6 miles a day...
10-19-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,174
Posted By Road Fan

Hi, Robbie! I already have several sets of...

Hi, Robbie!

I already have several sets of tubular wheels, and two (only!!) bikes to ride them on. I would not be interested in buying a full set of modern sewup wheels. One Mondonico, which I...
10-19-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,677
Posted By Road Fan

I’ve found the Trek forks to be pretty accurate,...

I’ve found the Trek forks to be pretty accurate, of the few I measured. But if this 760 is actually made of 531P (very thin-wall tubes) it is probably seriously intended for racing, and hence should...
10-19-19, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Road Fan

Could be dirty shift cable guides under the BB. ...

Could be dirty shift cable guides under the BB. If you apply high torque to the crank you increase BB flex. As it moves back and forth it can transfer motion to the cable, possibly pulling the...
10-18-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Road Fan

I've just been reading the Vintage Trek site, for...

I've just been reading the Vintage Trek site, for another project. The one on the left is Mike Appel.
10-14-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,174
Posted By Road Fan

Maybe you are the exception. Seriously, it...

Maybe you are the exception.

Seriously, it was a metaphor for machismo in cycling. If it inspires you to go out and find a Pinarello, enjoy it!
10-13-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Road Fan

I like what minisystem has prototyped, but he...

I like what minisystem has prototyped, but he has not gone into production, and it seems it needs some electronics to keep from over stressing LEDs.

What would be a drop-in solution? I can only...
10-13-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,174
Posted By Road Fan

Biggest problem with on-road re-taping is...

Biggest problem with on-road re-taping is removing the old tape on the road. But there seems to be fear of rolling tires.

I think everyone who rides tubulars should install their tires WITHOUT...
10-11-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Road Fan

Rudy has as usual summed things up way more...

Rudy has as usual summed things up way more concisely than I did!
10-11-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Road Fan

As an electrical engineer, I do not have the...

As an electrical engineer, I do not have the numbers I would need to predict for you whether a higher-end B&M will actually work, though such a prediction is definitely possible with the correct...
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