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09-30-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By 63rickert

The downside of pudendal neuralgia would be a...

The downside of pudendal neuralgia would be a lifetime of celibacy and adult diapers. This forum may not be the best place to seek medical advice.

Have you seen a neurologist? Has a nerve...
08-22-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By 63rickert

Just measured and compared a 2003 Suzue fixed hub...

Just measured and compared a 2003 Suzue fixed hub against a 1930s FB and a 1960s Campagnolo. The lockring threading/spacing is set up to work with thicker cogs on the more recent hub. 30s FB and 60s...
08-10-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,059
Posted By 63rickert

Improve your climbing technique. While waiting...

Improve your climbing technique. While waiting for improvement continue to use whatever gear works. Being able to climb in a bigger gear means nothing. All that matters is how fast you are going....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By 63rickert

Measure the inflated width of tire. Work the...

Measure the inflated width of tire. Work the chart- any chart- from measured width, not what the sidewall claims.

Same for tire pressure. Most gauges are wrong. Really, you cannot depend on your...
08-06-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,368
Posted By 63rickert

Nicholas Frantz, 1928 Tour de France. With 100km...

Nicholas Frantz, 1928 Tour de France. With 100km remaining in 19th stage Frantz broke his frame. No team support at hand. He borrowed a bike, a woman’s roadster weighing approximately 30 kilos. Also...
08-05-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,378
Posted By 63rickert

First off rather a lot of us used slotted cleats...

First off rather a lot of us used slotted cleats with clips and straps and also used a variety of clipless and never once fell. Not because of shoes. Given the C&V demographic now is not a good time...
07-31-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By 63rickert

New bike when ashtray is dirty.

New bike when ashtray is dirty.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,728
Posted By 63rickert

One of the Rapha group told me I should ride my...

One of the Rapha group told me I should ride my old bike down to the ‘clubhouse’ and be sure to bring along my giant canvas and leather saddlebag. Also antique of course, purchased new in 1965....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,728
Posted By 63rickert

Last summer met a Rapha club ride while sitting...

Last summer met a Rapha club ride while sitting at a coffee stop. I was riding the 1950 Bates, which looks like a prop out of their advertorials. The bike got just a lot of attention. Always happy to...
07-25-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,182
Posted By 63rickert

Bikes are fun. Period. It is not necessary to be...

Bikes are fun. Period. It is not necessary to be a special person or have special abilities to ride a bike and have fun.

If past age 60 you are still riding the edge and thrill seeking you are in...
07-25-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,871
Posted By 63rickert

I brake almost exclusively from the hoods and...

I brake almost exclusively from the hoods and have done so since 1967. Back then I was 6’1” and 130 pounds and was not doing anything by main strength. As for emergency braking it takes time to get...
07-23-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,538
Posted By 63rickert

I can’t call this one with certainty because I...

I can’t call this one with certainty because I try hard to stay far from anything Shimano. I do know that S- continually reinvented the wheel and that I’ve improved the performance of multiple Mafac...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,554
Posted By 63rickert

I have been pushed by big chainring. Have...

I have been pushed by big chainring.

Have also been pushed by a few dozen others. Most of them were purely anonymous. At one time it was a completely normal thing. Not all pushes are equal. Three...
07-16-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By 63rickert

When buying used bikes first thing to look at...

When buying used bikes first thing to look at after evidence of front end damage is condition of seat lug. Or on a frame like one in top post, top of seat tube. They are very very frequently damaged...
07-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,527
Posted By 63rickert

[QUOTE=elcruxio;21580060]. Though we've been...

[QUOTE=elcruxio;21580060]. Though we've been discussing chromo which is the weakest bike steel and 6061 aluminum which is the baseline bike aluminum. Take reynolds 853 or higher grade and suddenly...
07-08-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,383
Posted By 63rickert

I do not have photosensitive epilepsy. I do get...

I do not have photosensitive epilepsy. I do get splitting headaches from your strobe lights. If I fail to drop dead directly in front of you do I have any grounds for complaint?

This has been...
07-05-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,825
Posted By 63rickert

No. Just no. I am always in favor of keeping...

No. Just no.

I am always in favor of keeping bikes as original as possible.

Handlebars never break at hoods. They always break right next to stem. That is where the leverage is and the stem is...
07-03-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,879
Posted By 63rickert

I have been mentioned. First thing to do is...

I have been mentioned.

First thing to do is contact the current marque owner, Martin Coopland. He can verify the build date for you. My email search function is just not cooperating or I’d give...
06-24-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,366
Posted By 63rickert

My dentist is a fairly distinguished guy. For...

My dentist is a fairly distinguished guy. For example he wrote the American Dental Association protocols on how to manage dental care for patients with HIV/AIDS. He has designed several items of PPE...
06-22-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By 63rickert

If you are serious you need the opinion of Craig...

If you are serious you need the opinion of Craig Calfee or someone equally qualified.

Ron Boi, who closed the shop for good on January 1, used to do this. His main problem was no one believed him....
06-21-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,307
Posted By 63rickert

Walk. 33% grade is heavy work even when walking....

Walk. 33% grade is heavy work even when walking. For most of us (your case does sound unusual) having to walk once in a while makes more sense than rigging an ultra low gear that is only rarely used...
06-21-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By 63rickert

Raleigh Record was bottom of the line. But it...

Raleigh Record was bottom of the line. But it works for you. My brother, who has had a hundred bikes and a good handful of total grail bikes, finds that his his Raleigh Gran Prix, just one step up...
06-18-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,700
Posted By 63rickert

Also those guys know how to sort and sift because...

Also those guys know how to sort and sift because they have done this before. If either of them were willing to come and look in one hour they would create more order than you could imagine. If they...
06-17-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By 63rickert

Jan is not the least bit arrogant. He is simply...

Jan is not the least bit arrogant. He is simply German.

For what it’s worth I only once went through Amazon to buy bike parts. Just couldn’t find the rim wanted in silver no matter how much...
06-17-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,949
Posted By 63rickert

If sitting in a forward TT position do not even...

If sitting in a forward TT position do not even consider riding in a group.

If unable to perform basic tasks such as taking a drink do not even consider riding in a group.

TT is a solo...
06-14-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,581
Posted By 63rickert

I have been absolutely crucified for telling a...

I have been absolutely crucified for telling a rider their QRs were open. Also have learned that a substantial portion of the “old school” are going to use their QR as a wingnut and will not ever...
06-10-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By 63rickert

It’s just because they are short staffed and...

It’s just because they are short staffed and short hours for covid. They are still there and just as committed to customer service as ever.

Oh. They also disappear for very long bike rides.
05-20-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By 63rickert

That’s an Italian bike. Tipo R brakes. Rod brakes...

That’s an Italian bike. Tipo R brakes. Rod brakes that work. They just keep making these things, shows up every few years under different names. The design is frozen in stone. They ride very well.
05-20-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By 63rickert

Everybody who rides has a box of saddles that...

Everybody who rides has a box of saddles that didn’t work. Ask around, we all keep those old saddles just so they can be loaned out. Nothing unique about a Specialized Toupe. Lots of saddles are...
05-14-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,716
Posted By 63rickert

They did have a harsh ride. It was an era when...

They did have a harsh ride. It was an era when harsh stiff bikes were thought to be fast. Early ones cracked but they fixed that. They had a small race team, some of the guys loved them, some hated...
05-11-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,598
Posted By 63rickert

This reminds me of a story about my Uncle Fred, a...

This reminds me of a story about my Uncle Fred, a working jazz guitarist. Worked constantly through his late 80s, only slowed down to 10 gigs a week when past 90. He had nice guitars. For example all...
05-08-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,176
Posted By 63rickert

Back in day of the 1049 and 1049/a crank...

Back in day of the 1049 and 1049/a crank Campagnolo had a real simple policy. It breaks, we replace it. Didn’t matter if part had been raced, didn’t matter if part had been crashed. No questions, no...
05-05-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,384
Posted By 63rickert

Oopsies, #25...

Oopsies, #25 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=25) does not belong in this thread.

That bike in #27...
04-26-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,333
Posted By 63rickert

The Campy seatpost bolt broke easily. Not your...

The Campy seatpost bolt broke easily. Not your fault. They were hard to find because shops did not order them, knowing they would break.

A shop story I have told before. It’s almost thirty years...
04-22-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By 63rickert

If Peugeot had something proprietary is beyond...

If Peugeot had something proprietary is beyond me. For normal French to English spindle swaps there is no problem. The difference in diameter of the spindle or the hole in the bearing cup or the hole...
04-03-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,699
Posted By 63rickert

Correction to the Jim Langley article. John...

Correction to the Jim Langley article. John Howard raced bikes. Mike Howard built frames.
04-01-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 992
Posted By 63rickert

All the 5 speed wheels on the rack go into any of...

All the 5 speed wheels on the rack go into any of my 5 speed bikes with no adjustments, no fiddling, no problems. All the 6 speed wheels on the rack go into any of the wife’s 6 speed bikes with no...
03-31-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 992
Posted By 63rickert

I tried twice with modern Shimano freewheels....

I tried twice with modern Shimano freewheels. There is no connection at all between vintage and modern freewheels. Last time was about a year ago with fresh inventory. Does not work. I’ve no idea...
03-27-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By 63rickert

[QUOTE=bulgie;21385506]Tell it to all those guys...

[QUOTE=bulgie;21385506]Tell it to all those guys who won the Tour de France, and most every other race in the world, on those flexy, un-sporty 50.4 cranks! But fashions change, and riders get...
03-11-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,567
Posted By 63rickert

WRT repeated queries ‘What else could we do?’ ...

WRT repeated queries ‘What else could we do?’

Plenty. As an absolute beginning no more handshakes. Where I am which is Chicago, but maybe a different cohort than others here, a proferred hand will...
03-11-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,175
Posted By 63rickert

Lots of small changes continuously to early Phil...

Lots of small changes continuously to early Phil hubs and brackets as they kept breaking.

Remember the 3x5 card in the hub box that said 0.004” free play at rim was normal? Bike would roll down...
02-23-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,074
Posted By 63rickert

Default/de facto was long reach brakes. When the...

Default/de facto was long reach brakes. When the switch is made to short at front, sure, they could have gone short at either end. Against that is inertia. No absolute need to change the rear so it...
02-20-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,795
Posted By 63rickert

High downhill speeds could happen back when....

High downhill speeds could happen back when. Limited by rough roads. Limited by tires. On a fixed gear it is possible, at least when young, to pedal at 200rpm. At that speed counter-pedaling doesn't...
02-20-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,968
Posted By 63rickert

Well, yes. But no way to know if all would wear...

Well, yes. But no way to know if all would wear or fail proportionally to the lab result. Constructing a lab test that would replicate real world results is not likely. This is why anecdotal reports,...
02-17-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By 63rickert

Reverse electrolysis is the best method by far. ...

Reverse electrolysis is the best method by far. Problem is it must be done by those with experience and they must stand over the tank watching. With heavy car and truck parts no problem to walk away...
02-14-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,601
Posted By 63rickert

When I was at my best, thirty years ago, a ride...

When I was at my best, thirty years ago, a ride like that would have been 5 hours something. Less than 6 hours. And I might have done that having been at the start line with those who were racing,...
02-14-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By 63rickert

Beautiful work. As good as it has ever been done....

Beautiful work. As good as it has ever been done. Definitely put this up at C&V.

If you don't already know Chris Howard and cycloretro.com take a look. He has a couple tricks up his sleeve beyond...
02-14-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,601
Posted By 63rickert

Just re-read top post. OP is talking 5 minutes...

Just re-read top post. OP is talking 5 minutes per hour from equipment. And guesstimating a 180km road race takes 8 hours. Wrong. No equipment gives five minutes per hour. And a 180km race even over...
02-14-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,601
Posted By 63rickert

Where are these road races? In US road racing on...

Where are these road races? In US road racing on non-crit courses is just about gone. The road race (not a time trial) where you race alone most of the time does not exist. Riding alone in a road...
02-07-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,795
Posted By 63rickert

Here's one a friend sent me today: ...

Here's one a friend sent me today:

https://gearjunkie.com/25th-infantry-bicycle-corps

Maybe don't attempt all of that on Barney but assume the bike is reasonably capable (except where you have...
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