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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 01:56 PM
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Posted By rosefarts

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Occasional windmill, a few deer, eventually opening up into a...
08-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 539
Posted By rosefarts

Not a vintage thing but if you get a Thomson or...

Not a vintage thing but if you get a Thomson or similar post, with it's low profile height and put a super flat seat like an SLR on it, then of course swap the Oreo cookies out for Looks or toe...
08-06-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 920
Posted By rosefarts

I think it's ok to have a good bike that you just...

I think it's ok to have a good bike that you just know will be a classic, if you wait long enough.

Even looking at today's offerings, it's pretty obvious that some stuff is destined to be classic...
08-05-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By rosefarts

Yep, most of the Spectrum time capsule has been...

Yep, most of the Spectrum time capsule has been amazing but the shoes aren't good. I've got the Carbon sole bontragers that look like something from Eroica, so I can always ride those with Keo's.
08-05-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By rosefarts

I actually have that tool for the pedals. It's...

I actually have that tool for the pedals. It's definitely my most specialty tool.

Anyway, I hit a major snag. I went for a couple hours yesterday and had no issue. Mostly empty road but 2 miles of...
08-05-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,174
Posted By rosefarts

Does anyone have any experience shellacking the...

Does anyone have any experience shellacking the padded cloth tape?

Newbaums has neoprene or foam or something bonded underneath the cloth. Would the small amount of give cause shellac to crack or...
08-04-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,803
Posted By rosefarts

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My kid loves his Grandpa's bike. That's 8 speed Dura Ace with...
08-04-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,174
Posted By rosefarts

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its actually shinier than that, I think my lens is dirty.

So...
08-04-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,174
Posted By rosefarts

Wow, I just learned something new. I've...

Wow, I just learned something new.

I've never seen shellacked cloth tape. It's gorgeous. At least on an old bike it is. Top down looks best, and I've never gone that direction before.

So now...
08-04-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By rosefarts

I have a mid 90s cross rim, a Trek Matrix, and...

I have a mid 90s cross rim, a Trek Matrix, and it's nearly the exact same shape. I think it was $5 at a Co-op.
08-03-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 856
Posted By rosefarts

You got a screaming deal on those wheels. Got any...

You got a screaming deal on those wheels. Got any pics to drool over?

If your bike can fit 28's, try that.

Are you using regular tubes or ultralights? Should be around 100g per tube, otherwise...
08-03-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By rosefarts

Funny you mention Exustar. I nearly ate it hard...

Funny you mention Exustar. I nearly ate it hard the other day on my mountain bike when my foot unexpectedly pulled out of an Exustar SPD copy.

I've got two sets of their pedals on different...
08-03-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,643
Posted By rosefarts

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Pump on the rear triangle. Kinda love this look...
08-03-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By rosefarts

Mr Spadoni, You're right, and clipless was...

Mr Spadoni,

You're right, and clipless was in circulation during this vintage. eBay has some great Dura Ace 7401 pedals and similar Look from the same time (they're all look actually). I've also...
08-03-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By rosefarts

Thanks for all the hints. I tried to change...

Thanks for all the hints.

I tried to change one thing at a time, to better know what the problem was.

First I messed with the leather straps on the pedals. I untwisted one section and raised...
08-03-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By rosefarts

TL easy, it's in the title.

TL easy, it's in the title.
08-02-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By rosefarts

I'm still weighing my options. I'm currently...

I'm still weighing my options.

I'm currently thinking about a vintage pair or Looks or some Shimano 7401 for most riding. Since clipless is so easy and it's what I know.

Also considering Keo...
08-02-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 560
Posted By rosefarts

Update to the haters (and lovers I guess). ...

Update to the haters (and lovers I guess).

For the crank, I found a 0.7mm spacer. I put it on the drive side and torqued the crank to 60nm (per Campy) and it didn't cause any drag on the bearings....
08-02-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 298,075
Posted By rosefarts

Project 1, Remove the cup on my 11 speed Campy...

Project 1, Remove the cup on my 11 speed Campy Chorus BB and crank and add a 0.7mm spacer. This moved the chainline out just a little and dramatically improved functionality due to me running a few...
08-02-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By rosefarts

I bet you're right. Cycling is full of half...

I bet you're right. Cycling is full of half ideas.

Look at the suspension of the early 90s, or bar ends, or softride, or really just about anything i used to really really want.
08-02-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By rosefarts

7401 Clipless pedals are abundant on eBay. I...

7401 Clipless pedals are abundant on eBay.

I could buy 5 pairs for what I could get for my pedals + bearing wrench.
08-02-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By rosefarts

The way I see it, some things have dramatically...

The way I see it, some things have dramatically improved and trickled down over the years. My single pivot Dura Ace brakes don't offer the stopping power of new Claris dual pivots.

Near as I can...
08-02-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By rosefarts

I've seen a slotted cleat that not only slots...

I've seen a slotted cleat that not only slots into the back plate but has a triangular interface for the more forward area. Extremely cool, impossible to get.
08-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By rosefarts

And you specified rivets at the nose and a way to...

And you specified rivets at the nose and a way to adjust the tension to even get considered as real.
08-02-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By rosefarts

Salamander, I'll try the buckle trick, that...

Salamander,

I'll try the buckle trick, that should give me 3/4" extra length.

It's actually a fairly ankles out position. Having nothing to do with my anatomy, the shoe rubs the cranks if it's...
08-02-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By rosefarts

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08-02-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By rosefarts

It's difficult to remove since it attaches under...

It's difficult to remove since it attaches under the cleat. However, it really doesn't seem to be in the way. It hangs up a little but I can't budge with this setup.
08-02-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By rosefarts

Sure thing ...

Sure thing

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08-02-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 880
Posted By rosefarts

I hope this is the last post on this subject. ...

I hope this is the last post on this subject.

The local cobbler, which has been in business for over 100 years, the oldest business in town, fixed them. For $5!

I wish he'd been a little more...
08-02-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By rosefarts

Toe clips and slotted cleats, defying logic

If anyone didn't see the other thread, the local cobbler fixed my shoes. Now I want to ride them.

I've got some most excellent Dura Ace 7400 toe clip pedals. I've got them mated with a pair of...
07-31-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 625
Posted By rosefarts

I left duct tape on windows for like a month...

I left duct tape on windows for like a month after a hurricane. Goo gone works great.

It's slightly oily, so when you're done, I'd clean the braking surface with dish soap then rubbing alcohol....
07-30-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 560
Posted By rosefarts

I weighed the 13-29 Veloce since it's just on a...

I weighed the 13-29 Veloce since it's just on a shelf. 350g including the zip tie holding it together.

The Centaur is on the wheel currently, but it feels substantially lighter. I'll weigh it soon...
07-30-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By rosefarts

Don't get caught with the inflater without the...

Don't get caught with the inflater without the bike, since it basically looks like a crack pipe.

I had a mid 90s falcon disc, it was great.
07-30-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By rosefarts

Seems like a cocktail umbrella made from ripstop...

Seems like a cocktail umbrella made from ripstop nylon with a latex coating and something sticky like flex seal or tar on the underside.
07-30-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By rosefarts

Sidewall repair on rim

Damn shale. Another sidewall cut.

Too big for a worm.

Got a great sidewall bead seal with skinny strippers and would prefer not to break it.

Is there a product similar to a laparoscopic...
07-29-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 560
Posted By rosefarts

On a carrier and more holes drilled vs almost...

On a carrier and more holes drilled vs almost solid and individual rings.

I think it's centaur vs veloce too, I'll weigh them when I get a chance.
07-29-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By rosefarts

I wear the stiffest soles available, and don't...

I wear the stiffest soles available, and don't worry about pedal size.

Only pain in ever had was in the months before and after toe surgery.

As an aside, I just typed toe then was working on...
07-29-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,643
Posted By rosefarts

The dromedary specifically have a lid that's...

The dromedary specifically have a lid that's exactly the size of a nalgene, that means a pump filter that is designed to screw on will work and you won't spill a drop.

I use a steri pen, and it's...
07-29-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,643
Posted By rosefarts

Let me know how drinking one handed in a quick...

Let me know how drinking one handed in a quick peloton works out.

Actually, it's pretty cool. I kind of love the idea of stopping if you need a drink. For size, fwiw, I have a 4L dromedary bag...
07-29-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 560
Posted By rosefarts

Zacster, the reality is always a little better...

Zacster, the reality is always a little better than the published range.

The evolution of the bike went this way

Got it (used) with full Chorus 10 speed. Including 53-39 on a square taper BB....
07-28-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 560
Posted By rosefarts

Have you noticed that nobody has any ideas for...

Have you noticed that nobody has any ideas for the actual problem, of not being able to use granny gear?
07-28-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 560
Posted By rosefarts

A bearing puller rented from the auto store works...

A bearing puller rented from the auto store works if you're careful. The old bearing can be used along with a piece of PVC and a rubber mallet to put new one back on.
07-28-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 560
Posted By rosefarts

Pearl clutching over one tooth? Or half a...

Pearl clutching over one tooth? Or half a milimeter?
Or is your definition of spec different than mine?
07-28-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,643
Posted By rosefarts

Bikemig I currently have a very nice 3L, I...

Bikemig

I currently have a very nice 3L, I think platypus is the brand. I've had several over the years. I even had one of the early ones that was handsewn.

For me, it's a mountain biking and...
07-28-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 560
Posted By rosefarts

Fwiw, I rode a 13-29 before I found the 12-30 and...

Fwiw, I rode a 13-29 before I found the 12-30 and it worked fine.

Yes, move the drive side cup .5mm out.
07-28-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 560
Posted By rosefarts

Totally. Been riding it like that for a few...

Totally. Been riding it like that for a few years.

Just trying to get it a little more dialed for fun.
07-28-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 560
Posted By rosefarts

Campy out of spec, making it work

Campy Chorus 10 speed 12x30 with an 11 speed 50/34 crank. No other brands mixed in.

1. In the cross little little cross chain, the line is far enough off that it tries to shift into the big ring....
07-28-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,643
Posted By rosefarts

I just checked, the pump fits perfectly in the...

I just checked, the pump fits perfectly in the rear triangle. I would probably use a Velcro strap or two but it's pretty secure.

So that gives me seat-tube options.

I would have never thought...
07-27-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,643
Posted By rosefarts

John, Sorry, I was unclear. I was referring...

John,

Sorry, I was unclear. I was referring to polished clamps on the water bottle cage if the frame pump could mount on the top tube. Turns out, someone up thread showed me exactly that, so...
07-27-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,643
Posted By rosefarts

I actually have a life straw, a steri pen, and...

I actually have a life straw, a steri pen, and some collapsible bottle with a filter. I use them in the mountains but the idea of filtering cow runoff and whatever hits the river from the city,...
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