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06-24-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By 79pmooney

The worn spots in the first photo wlouldn't phase...

The worn spots in the first photo wlouldn't phase me at all. But those paint cracks? Time for a new stem. Life's too short to be spending it wondering each ride if this is the one. (Says a poster who...
06-14-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,126
Posted By 79pmooney

Armstrong and his cronies wrecked careers, made...

Armstrong and his cronies wrecked careers, made threatening phone calls to women, brought legal suits against journalists (complete with perjured testimony); all to screw anybody who dared to speak...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By 79pmooney

I guess I"m not a proper wheel builder. My...

I guess I"m not a proper wheel builder. My Paselas do the same thing.

Ben
06-08-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,504
Posted By 79pmooney

I always liked the Fuji approach. Good frames,...

I always liked the Fuji approach. Good frames, good drivetrains. Go cheap on the seat. If the buyer is serious, he is going to swap it out for one that he likes. That seat's purpose is to make...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,653
Posted By 79pmooney

Two thoughts - I started using a beard trimmer at...

Two thoughts - I started using a beard trimmer at the closest setting for my pubic hair that can contact the seat. Wow! What an improvement. (I;m in my sixties. Those hairs are a lot longer than...
06-07-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,498
Posted By 79pmooney

If you shoot for the middle of the range...

If you shoot for the middle of the range suggested by Park for the spoke diameters you've got, you won't be far off. Right rear will have to be highish to get the left rear into acceptable. (A very...
06-06-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By 79pmooney

6 flats? Find each hole, then look at the same...

6 flats? Find each hole, then look at the same location on the tire and rim. The problem will be there. (And if you are careful about not twisting the innertube when you put it in, you will know...
06-06-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,696
Posted By 79pmooney

I never believed the acetone stayed in my liver. ...

I never believed the acetone stayed in my liver. But the heavier molecules of uncured polyester resin? When I took the pills, I felt absolutely nothing for weeks. Except for the routine of taking...
06-05-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,162
Posted By 79pmooney

How many of those "legit title" winners are 66...

How many of those "legit title" winners are 66 years old? If they held those races for a field of 2/3s of a century old riders instead of roughly 1/3 or less, that parts bin stuff might well be seen...
06-05-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,823
Posted By 79pmooney

You cannot keep your HR the same on hills unless...

You cannot keep your HR the same on hills unless you go really slow. Let me tell you about a ride I did the other day. I wanted a decently fast ride without digging too deep. It was the third day...
06-04-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,942
Posted By 79pmooney

Do you wear a helmet? 96% of the time - no. ...

Do you wear a helmet?

96% of the time - no. When I'm riding a bike - yes.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,458
Posted By 79pmooney

You may come to love the quicker steering. I...

You may come to love the quicker steering. I raced a bike with VERY quick steering many years ago. So quick it took a month to be comfortable, two or more to be comfortable no-hands. (For scary...
06-04-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,696
Posted By 79pmooney

A little perspective - I used to build fiberglass...

A little perspective - I used to build fiberglass sailboats. I was a very good laminator. Built a couple of boats for a world champion. (Both winners.) And I paid for it. After 5 years I had...
05-31-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,013
Posted By 79pmooney

Probably OK to ride, but watch it. You might...

Probably OK to ride, but watch it. You might consider asking the shop if they have a loaner wheel.

If you continue to ride this, mark the currently cracked spokeholes with a magic marker. Now...
05-30-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,746
Posted By 79pmooney

A minor observation. The bicycle of my username...

A minor observation. The bicycle of my username celebrated 40 years and 50,000 miles last week. It has been crashed several times, once hard (36 years ago - the fork was re-bent and replaced a...
05-29-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,276
Posted By 79pmooney

In a different thread, someone posted a pic of a...

In a different thread, someone posted a pic of a steel MTB with carbon fork. It had hit a tree. Fork looked perfect but both top tube and down tube were almost completely severed and bent about 30...
Forum: Foo
05-27-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,345
Posted By 79pmooney

I do think of my grandfather and English teacher...

I do think of my grandfather and English teacher who fought in World Wars I and II respectively. My grandfather went over in a company of 26 corporals to replace the fallen. 24 stayed, marked with...
05-26-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By 79pmooney

And if you don't want to slow down, consider...

And if you don't want to slow down, consider shaving your legs. Wounds are less, clean up better and faster and bandages are far more pleasant to change out. If you go to the emergency room, you...
05-24-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By 79pmooney

I won't run CF bars (no need to get into that...

I won't run CF bars (no need to get into that here) and have used aluminum forever with steel forks. As I've aged, I've made a concession. I now wrap my bars with two layers of tape. Fizik on two...
05-22-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,748
Posted By 79pmooney

I would not buy a bike I felt might injure me if...

I would not buy a bike I felt might injure me if I had to make a very sudden un-planned stop and plant both feet. A bike 2-3 cms smaller sounds far better. I'd keep looking until I found a bike...
05-20-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,746
Posted By 79pmooney

I just spent a weekend riding 70 miles of gravel,...

I just spent a weekend riding 70 miles of gravel, 5000' up and down on my Peter Mooney as a celebration if it turning 40. Sweet ride! Didn't envy the guys riding their new gravel bikes costing far...
05-14-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,667
Posted By 79pmooney

I've got ~200,000 miles with the nose down. When...

I've got ~200,000 miles with the nose down. When should I expect to start seeing these issues?

Edit: Any new setup gets its early rides with the wrenches for the seatpost and clamp in my pocket. ...
05-14-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,780
Posted By 79pmooney

I've donated around 75 and a roughly equal number...

I've donated around 75 and a roughly equal number of times with platelets where they took only ~5 oz platelets each time but drew 5 pints to get that. So roughly 300 pints have been pulled, with...
05-09-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By 79pmooney

My username turns 40 next week

The 1979 Peter Mooney. The frame arrived UPS at my apartment mid-May, 1979. Current mileage: 49,875. Scheduled to ride the weekend Cycle Oregon Gravel Grinder next week and the Oregon Trail Gravel...
05-05-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,162
Posted By 79pmooney

True, My 9-speed triple running a 12, 14-19, 21,...

True, My 9-speed triple running a 12, 14-19, 21, 23 X 53, 42, 28 is a total waste. Having all the gears I could ever want for climbing with never a gap bigger that 2 teeth in back is so pointless....
05-02-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,969
Posted By 79pmooney

I was hit by a car riding my fix gear (with two...

I was hit by a car riding my fix gear (with two good brakes) and got a $50,000 settlement. Brakes were not an issue in that crash, but - had I none and that became noticed, the insurance company...
04-30-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,276
Posted By 79pmooney

I have a front-loader washing machine with a very...

I have a front-loader washing machine with a very gentle delicate cycle. Use it for all my cycling gear, bed linen, underwear and socks. Pull jerseys and shorts inside out and zip everything up. ...
04-26-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,528
Posted By 79pmooney

My first custom, a Peter Mooney ordered October...

My first custom, a Peter Mooney ordered October 1978, delivered in May of '79.

I had that bike built to be my link to sanity through the crazy post-head injury years. Since I did not know where I...
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,225
Posted By 79pmooney

Skunks and porcupines. The two most defenseless...

Skunks and porcupines. The two most defenseless animals around. Teeth for vegetables, poor claws. not fast. Skunks do not seek confrontations. Give them a chance to leave and they will. Threaten...
02-12-19, 12:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,376
Posted By 79pmooney

I am more of a cat person but two dogs warmed my...

I am more of a cat person but two dogs warmed my heart many years apart, both whippets.

1977, my strongest year as a bike racer. Out on just another 40 miler, riding the western fringes of...
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