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07-15-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
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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: 16
Views: 199
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: 46
Views: 1,736
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: 46
Views: 1,736
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: 834
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: 1,622
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: 504
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: 30
Views: 1,773
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: 1,815
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: 46
Views: 1,736
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: 334
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: 744
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: 1,402
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: 1,348
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: 627
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: 627
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: 46
Views: 1,736
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: 834
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: 3,424
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: 1,086
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: 1,077
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...
07-10-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By 79pmooney

Careful what you ask for. If the steerer wasn't...

Careful what you ask for. If the steerer wasn't aligned exactly with the fork crown, your handlebars would be forever skewed. It could cost OCD types thousands in therapy.
07-09-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By 79pmooney

But ... getting the torque right to keep that...

But ... getting the torque right to keep that from happening isn't rocket science. The window between tight enough to be safe as you point out and not so tight that you do damage is at least a...
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
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: 53
Views: 2,597
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: 629
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: 1,125
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: 806
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: 589
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...
07-08-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 589
Posted By 79pmooney

Zephal has had the "Classic" for a few years now....

Zephal has had the "Classic" for a few years now. An HPX in silver, looking like the old HPs but with the HPX defeat to the handle spring and a framefit handle. Any bikeshop can get it. Best of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By 79pmooney

Both suspenders and bibs should stop that. Not...

Both suspenders and bibs should stop that. Not if the straps are not tight enough - another reason I like suspenders. They are so simple to adjust. (Also deal with our varying torso lengths to...
07-08-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,599
Posted By 79pmooney

I did not say I stay in the vehicle lane while...

I did not say I stay in the vehicle lane while vehicles are passing me. I said I ride out there to be noticed AND that I use a mirror so I know when to move back. When the vehicle operator the OP...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By 79pmooney

Another fan of very little padding. But far more...

Another fan of very little padding. But far more important, the shorts, as a whole, have to work for you. No one here can do more than suggest names you could try on. What works for them might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,086
Posted By 79pmooney

Up until 40 years ago every pair of cycling ever...

Up until 40 years ago every pair of cycling ever made had laces. They worked very well. Then triathlons and the need to do very fast shoe changes came along. There was Velcro. People stopped...
Forum: Foo
07-08-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By 79pmooney

In my racing days I did my best to keep my daily...

In my racing days I did my best to keep my daily intake of salt under 1000 mg/day. My sweat wasn't salty. I did use ERG (now called Vitalyte but it is the exact same stuff) in my water bottles,...
07-08-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,370
Posted By 79pmooney

SuperRecord, I don't know what your "scud" looks...

SuperRecord, I don't know what your "scud" looks like but I ride the Panaracer Pasela off road and haven't had any issues. I hear the Gravel Kings are a step up from the Paselas in off road...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,046
Posted By 79pmooney

Denise Mueller-Korenek, last year. But...

Denise Mueller-Korenek, last year.

But fastest road cyclist? We'll never know for sure because that record will be made on a descent with no witnesses save fellow riders (maybe). So, either that...
07-08-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,711
Posted By 79pmooney

I use small phones that fit inside the cloth...

I use small phones that fit inside the cloth folding wallets with Velco after I modify them with wider Velcro. The cloth wallet doesn't come out of my jersey pocket and I figure the odds are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By 79pmooney

Try Fabreeze. The smell is probably a bacteria...

Try Fabreeze. The smell is probably a bacteria of some sort. I have had very good luck with the stuff. I like the heavy duty variety both because it does seem to work best and it comes with the...
07-08-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By 79pmooney

:) (Riding fix gear likewise - 25-33% harder. ...

:) (Riding fix gear likewise - 25-33% harder. But it all goes in as just straight miles. I do track total fix gear miles. So far, just over 50% lifetime.)
07-08-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By 79pmooney

151 so far in July. 3157 so far this year. No...

151 so far in July. 3157 so far this year. No mileage goals but I want to be fit and strong enough to ride Cycle Oregon and the north entrance climb to Crater Lake with a 42-24 low gear and enjoy...
07-08-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,535
Posted By 79pmooney

High quality steel or titanium bike built of...

High quality steel or titanium bike built of tubing that isn't light? I have no issues. My Peter Mooney (built probably from 531 tubing) has done 45+ mph many times and is now 40 years old with...
07-08-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,535
Posted By 79pmooney

Ever replace a bike due to mileage/use?

Yes. A ~1990 sport Peugeot I bought for $20 that had been hit hard by an SUV. (Trashed fork. Dented top tube. Both chainstays cracked and about to break. Rode it fix gear 8,000 miles but stayed...
07-08-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,599
Posted By 79pmooney

Cat Daddy, where were you riding prior to this...

Cat Daddy, where were you riding prior to this happening? You say the white line was ~8" in from the pavement edge. Were you riding close to that line or to the right of it? I ask because it is my...
07-07-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By 79pmooney

There's an easy solution. Get a different...

There's an easy solution. Get a different seatpost, preferably one that uses two bolts (Thompson is one). I hope this bike has a standard diameter round seatpost and not one of those cursed...
07-07-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,680
Posted By 79pmooney

66 here. I raced 40 years ago and went the group...

66 here. I raced 40 years ago and went the group speed. On some races in northern New England, that was very fast. (No computers in those days.) I still like going fast and have seen close to 50 but...
07-07-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,338
Posted By 79pmooney

Wow! Because TimothyH has not provided instances...

Wow! Because TimothyH has not provided instances of cantilever failure, better judgement should be suspended? In a part that is in the critical (and completely non-redundant) path from the road...
07-06-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,055
Posted By 79pmooney

You can use any mount sized for 31.8 mm bars. ...

You can use any mount sized for 31.8 mm bars. Just cut a strip of inner tube (say 15" long). Wrap the bar. Try the mount on. Too big? Cut t little off and try again. Repeat until the fit is...
07-06-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By 79pmooney

I suspect the wedges were adopted because 1) the...

I suspect the wedges were adopted because 1) the quill bottom can be simple cut on a diagonal instead of machined to an internal taper (the wedge is pretty simple also), 2) if placed in a slightly...
07-06-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By 79pmooney

Wow! The lightest FD ever made breaks at 40...

Wow! The lightest FD ever made breaks at 40 years after manufacture. Probably from operator error.

Yes, those are 52-42 FDs, 54-42 works fine. Pure, '70s racing FD. As good as there was. But...
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