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07-21-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By 79pmooney

Bring one of the spokes to the shop and try on...

Bring one of the spokes to the shop and try on the nipples. Not all threads are alike. You didn't say how old this bike is but the old French and Japanese spokes used different threading.

Ben
07-21-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By 79pmooney

I am actually a fan of those V-brake levers and...

I am actually a fan of those V-brake levers and good, powerful, conventional calipers. I have them on my three good bikes with dual pivots and cantis. Yes, braking suffers a little from the hoods but...
07-20-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 770
Posted By 79pmooney

Does Kool Covers make a Speedplay cleat cover? I...

Does Kool Covers make a Speedplay cleat cover? I always carry and use the LOOK covers when I am riding my LOOK cleated bikes. (I go to REI and pick up their cheap keyring caribiners and carry the...
07-20-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 770
Posted By 79pmooney

I need the benefits of the real C&V pedal systems...

I need the benefits of the real C&V pedal systems though I often get there by other means. No-float. My knees not only want no float, they want my feet forcibly toed-in. The system developed...
07-20-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,101
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't think I ever had a Regina FW. Started...

I don't think I ever had a Regina FW. Started with a UO-8, then a Lambert which went SunTour early on, then raced a Fuji Pro and worked in a Fuji/Centurian/SunTour shop. Greased the FW threads with...
07-20-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 841
Posted By 79pmooney

I use the simple Pace skull caps year 'round to...

I use the simple Pace skull caps year 'round to 1) keep the inside of my helmet clean, 2) keep sweat out of my eyes I still have hair but I'm sold on those caps and I don't think losing it will make...
07-19-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 636
Posted By 79pmooney

Do you remember/ever have contact with John...

Do you remember/ever have contact with John Allis? (1968 Olympic Pursuit team at Mexico City and raced road in Europe ~1970.) He was the guru of bike racing around Boston in the '70s. Huge...
07-19-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,057
Posted By 79pmooney

I had my '73 Competition stripped and inspected...

I had my '73 Competition stripped and inspected because I saw a big gap under the DT shifter stop and wondered what other braze might be missing. The framebuilder who inspected it called me to say...
07-19-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 636
Posted By 79pmooney

At 59 I rode my brand new TiCycles fix gear at...

At 59 I rode my brand new TiCycles fix gear at Cycle Oregon to, around Crater Lake and down. And the wonderful descent down Dead Indian Memorial Highway into Ashland. 42-12 for 16 miles!

I might...
07-19-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 636
Posted By 79pmooney

Humbling. I'm just a newcomer. Didn't ride my...

Humbling. I'm just a newcomer. Didn't ride my first one until 1976. But I was sold that first ride, have had one ever since and done more than half my lifetime miles fixed. And yeah, I started my...
07-19-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By 79pmooney

The experts forgot. Best drug ever is that...

The experts forgot. Best drug ever is that yellow jersey. Worth at least a minute. (Sky is funding wind tunnel and other research to discover the secret to that fabric but hasn't found it yet. ...
07-19-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,523
Posted By 79pmooney

Yup, bike on the floor (though I usually lean it...

Yup, bike on the floor (though I usually lean it against my sturdy workbench and tape the near side, then turn the bike around)

Starting at the center is a new one for me. Do you start the...
07-18-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By 79pmooney

In almost any manufacturing industry, supply of...

In almost any manufacturing industry, supply of parts is not a given, especially as the manufactures have gone to "just in time" production (a "revolution" made popular by Toyota). Traditionally,...
07-18-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By 79pmooney

That stud probably is JIS, not Phillips. The...

That stud probably is JIS, not Phillips. The right Phillips should work but it isn't ideal and will not get a full "grab" if that is indeed JIS. (I believe the difference between Phillips and JIS...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,755
Posted By 79pmooney

I get a kick out the concept of a "best" hub. ...

I get a kick out the concept of a "best" hub. Hubs have a job. To support the wheel and in back, be the link between the chain/'cogs and the spokes/rim/tire/road. A lot of hubs do those jobs...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,410
Posted By 79pmooney

For a little perspective - I rode 100 miles in 5...

For a little perspective - I rode 100 miles in 5 hours flat (20mph) 40 years ago as a racer in the best shape of my life on a pure racing bike. (Training wheels and tires but still a lot lighter and...
07-16-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By 79pmooney

The issue with functionality is 100 years of...

The issue with functionality is 100 years of tradition. Breaking that could disrupt the rotation of the earth.

(Edit: Until now, I have kept quiet about mine and the earth has rotated...
07-16-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By 79pmooney

I've done this on a couple of older sidepull...

I've done this on a couple of older sidepull bikes then had my first Ticycles frame built that way with the recessed. I like that I work on both derailleurs and brakes fomr the same side of the...
07-16-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By 79pmooney

The fork is (near) straight because it has been...

The fork is (near) straight because it has been bent back. You said the pedal overlap didn't vary as you rotated the fork. Forks are built with forward sweep (called "rake"). Rotating the...
Forum: Foo
07-16-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,467
Posted By 79pmooney

My friend and I drove the Mass Turnpike west that...

My friend and I drove the Mass Turnpike west that weekend to race my sailboat in upstate NY. We saw hundreds of long hairs in VW buses going to the studio. Where did they seat them all?

Ben
07-16-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,410
Posted By 79pmooney

I am totally old-school. I consider water very...

I am totally old-school. I consider water very important. I insist on cages that will not shed bottles on rough (even very rough) roads or break mid-ride and cost me a waterbottle, even if used too...
07-16-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By 79pmooney

I cannot have float so that limits my options a...

I cannot have float so that limits my options a lot. For riding, the old-fashioned Campy or Campy-like rattraps and slotted aluminum cleats work as well as anything, but pick-up has always sucked. ...
07-15-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 983
Posted By 79pmooney

I have no photos of my '73. I picked up the...

I have no photos of my '73. I picked up the frame actually looking pretty good, but I didn't trust the braze so I had it stripped and examined by a framebuilder. He found the lugs with very little...
07-15-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,390
Posted By 79pmooney

southpier, 1) elementary school summer camps...

southpier, 1) elementary school summer camps crafts. A Turk's Head ring around the down tube to hold the cables off. Might require two. My Mooney has been sporting that knot for 35? years. (It's...
07-15-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 721
Posted By 79pmooney

I wouldn't ride it on 4 bolts. I've broken those...

I wouldn't ride it on 4 bolts. I've broken those bolts coming out of the saddle for a steep pitch. Fell to the wrong side and while I was not moving, the pavment was long ways down. Not fun.
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07-15-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,567
Posted By 79pmooney

If you wrap the lug (with skill) with enough CF...

If you wrap the lug (with skill) with enough CF to match the strength of the lug at the area cracked, that lug becomes simply a spacer. The CF is far stiffer so it takes all the load. With a good...
07-15-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,567
Posted By 79pmooney

Apparently you missed the part where I said "(I...

Apparently you missed the part where I said "(I did say and will repeat that research and skill are needed.)" even though you quoted it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny having this thread up now. Went for a ride...

Funny having this thread up now. Went for a ride in the hills this morning. Flatted on a pile of glass on the highway going out. Pull the rear tire. My attention has been on my other bikes...
07-13-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,780
Posted By 79pmooney

I spaced out in my previous post. (Guilty -...

I spaced out in my previous post. (Guilty - didn't read most of this thread.) I have one of those steel Nitto posts. Best production post I have ever owned or ridden by a lot. They are gems. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 Is there much difference between a 560 pound...

+1 Is there much difference between a 560 pound bear and a 600 pound alligator? Note also that tires are often not exactly the claimed width. The variation off claimed can be different for different...
07-13-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,643
Posted By 79pmooney

I wonder if the oil is drying out. I've never...

I wonder if the oil is drying out. I've never used oil, always grease. Phil for years, now marine grease. (I love that the marine stuff never changes. What you finish the build with is what you...
07-12-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,882
Posted By 79pmooney

I figured out a few years ago that all my seats...

I figured out a few years ago that all my seats should be angled to the left. More comfortable. So I set them so the nose is just to the left of the left edge of the brake cable. (Centerline top...
07-12-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,567
Posted By 79pmooney

Or do it as I suggested for around $25. My repair...

Or do it as I suggested for around $25. My repair of that Peugeot cost me near nothing, Someone handed me a piece of CF uni years ago. I keep Gougeon Brothers epoxy on hand. I wasted a cheap home...
Forum: Touring
07-12-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm puzzled. It's the derailleurs that have to...

I'm puzzled. It's the derailleurs that have to deal with the jump. You could make up a 60-28 using old TA cranks and rings with no issue at all. Now getting the derailleurs to handle that difference,...
07-12-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 962
Posted By 79pmooney

I eat very little fruit juice but have a big bowl...

I eat very little fruit juice but have a big bowl of freshly cut fruit, honey granola and non-dairy yogurt almost every morning. I wonder where that leaves me (other than starting my day well and...
Forum: Foo
07-11-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By 79pmooney

I have very mixed feeling re: the dam and fish...

I have very mixed feeling re: the dam and fish ladder. 20 years ago, the sailboat fleet I raced hosted the World Championships at Cascade Locks just upstream of the dam. At the banquet night I...
07-11-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By 79pmooney

I never thought of it as fasting but I used to...

I never thought of it as fasting but I used to ride my 45 mile training loop early before breakfast. Woke up at ~5am, on the bike at 5:30, home before 8, fed and at work by 9. That year I was in...
07-11-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By 79pmooney

But first, look at brake wear. No point in...

But first, look at brake wear. No point in investing in a rebuild if the sidewalls are worn. Lay a straightedge across the rim. Is there a deep hollow? Consider replacing. Shallow hollow? Maybe...
07-11-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By 79pmooney

alcjphil has a good point. I"m guessing that...

alcjphil has a good point. I"m guessing that probably most of those spokes on that side have the same issue. If it were me, I wouldn't panic. I'd just get a handful of those nipples, carry three,...
07-11-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,567
Posted By 79pmooney

There is a permanent repair you could do. Wrap...

There is a permanent repair you could do. Wrap the lug with carbon fiber and epoxy Use unidirectional CF and encircle the lug at the crack. If I were doing it, I'd also wrap the rest of the lug,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By 79pmooney

3000 miles for a near race tire that has served...

3000 miles for a near race tire that has served you very well? I'd have no complaints. It deserves a good burial. I've been riding those tires the past 2 years. I haven't tracked mileage...
07-10-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,451
Posted By 79pmooney

A 60-11 isn't for me. (I benefited in my race...

A 60-11 isn't for me. (I benefited in my race with the biggest downhill having just a 54-14 when everybody else had at least a 52-13 because it meant I couldn't work in the small group on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,143
Posted By 79pmooney

I didn't say this in my post above, but the...

I didn't say this in my post above, but the driving force for me installing laces was foot issues from the straps riding hills on a fix gear. The issues started when I got the bike in my logo and...
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By 79pmooney

If you are looking at hundreds or even thousands...

If you are looking at hundreds or even thousands of dollars for an upgrade to make uphill touring easier - consider keeping your current rear wheel (11-30) and going to a triple crankset, say...
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By 79pmooney

If the shop had a pair of shorts for sale, you...

If the shop had a pair of shorts for sale, you could spread it out on the counter, chamois up and make a spreading motion.
07-09-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,691
Posted By 79pmooney

A caution on Simple Green. Do not let the chain...

A caution on Simple Green. Do not let the chain sit in it for long periods of time. It is known for attacking high-strength steels and weakening them, leading to breakage later. (I've also seen...
07-09-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By 79pmooney

GP4s! Great rims. I built up a pair for the...

GP4s! Great rims. I built up a pair for the Mooney when they were current. Collapsed the rear slightly misjudging a bunny hop. Brakes had worn clear through. 17,000 miles. Saw a spoke wrench...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,213
Posted By 79pmooney

This old retro-grouch finds vibration a little...

This old retro-grouch finds vibration a little amusing, We never considered it. Rode skinny tubulars for decades, then 23c. Started going wider for more secure grip and lower likelihood of crashes...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By 79pmooney

I got the smallest Black Diamond at REI 6?, 8?...

I got the smallest Black Diamond at REI 6?, 8? years ago, Love it. It is not large. Doesn't unzip fully so loading it is more of a challenge, but on my back riding it is the best pack I've used by...
07-08-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By 79pmooney

I used to lend my old Zephal HPs to folk with...

I used to lend my old Zephal HPs to folk with Silcas that weren't cutting the mustard. Now it's HPXs (though I do still have a couple of HPs in working condition) to folk with mini-pumps or who used...
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