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11-30-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,576
Posted By Road Fan

I have a yoga teacher here in Ann Arbor, who is...

I have a yoga teacher here in Ann Arbor, who is not at all like that. It's very businesslike, focussed on getting a stretch, learning to feel when you're close to going too far (at this time), and...
11-29-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Road Fan

Good question! And that Cateye looks just like...

Good question! And that Cateye looks just like my old Astrale 8s.
11-28-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Road Fan

I don't get statements like this. How much...

I don't get statements like this. How much trouble can it be to put the saddle on the bike, adjust it's position, rub on a thin coating of Proofide (it's usually provided), and ride it for 6 mo...
11-19-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,043
Posted By Road Fan

They already are. Do you just ride on either...

They already are. Do you just ride on either side of the street any time you want? If not, Government is involved in your cycling.
11-14-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 710
Posted By Road Fan

If the camera position is good, you can take a...

If the camera position is good, you can take a ruler or caliper and scale the TT length against the wheel diameter, and come up pretty close to an in-person measurement. Of course it's possible to...
11-05-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Road Fan

Those are all good thoughts, but I would suggest...

Those are all good thoughts, but I would suggest investigating whether the frame is aligned correctly. If you know how to no-hand a road bike (the steering can be sensitive and the response quick),...
10-31-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,007
Posted By Road Fan

Bikemig, are you familiar with the blog...

Bikemig, are you familiar with the blog "https://on-the-drops.blogspot.com/"? Peter Kohler wrote it in the 2016-2019 time frame, covering steel road racing and sport bikes of the UK from the 1920s...
10-27-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,007
Posted By Road Fan

Among the best of the breed were the 1952 Raleigh...

Among the best of the breed were the 1952 Raleigh Super Lenton and its identical but differently branded sibling, the 1952 Rudge Aero Special. I have the Rudge: ...
10-22-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 924
Posted By Road Fan

Het Volk, Aside from all th history, you...

Het Volk,

Aside from all th history, you said you have a clearance issue at the chainstays. You can increase the clearance between chainstays by dimpling in-between. While many here are totally...
10-07-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By Road Fan

I'm not sure the padding needs to be in the...

I'm not sure the padding needs to be in the shorts versus in the saddle, but you could see if Specialized makes a saddle with the dmension of that Romin but a "higher" comfort rating. Specialized...
10-07-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,141
Posted By Road Fan

For overall balance I would suggest mountain pose...

For overall balance I would suggest mountain pose (tadasana), tree pose to the right and then left ((vrksasana), then triangle pose right and then left (trikonasana), then rishi fold or wide-legged...
10-03-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,141
Posted By Road Fan

There are many positions in yoga. I would...

There are many positions in yoga. I would recommend finding a teacher, maybe a community education or community college class and learn them that way. There are also sequences which help to prevent...
10-03-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,141
Posted By Road Fan

One thing I have found to help my flexibility and...

One thing I have found to help my flexibility and my cycling is yoga. It will by itself improve flexibility, balanced strength, and improve ease of bike control and bike handling. It also helps with...
10-02-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,551
Posted By Road Fan

My first thought is your saddle may be a little...

My first thought is your saddle may be a little high. I can't wizard my way through a suggestion, beyond take a look at this link from another current thread (Google "heel on pedal saddle height.")....
09-25-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,051
Posted By Road Fan

Is a "first definition factoid" better than a run...

Is a "first definition factoid" better than a run of the mill factoid? The fact you call it a factoid suggests you think it's false and hence perhaps suggesting that I am lying. I honestly don't...
09-25-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,051
Posted By Road Fan

In my opinion, the point of the screws is to make...

In my opinion, the point of the screws is to make sure the rear wheel can be easily installed into its correct position and orientation. One reason is for alignment. The screw positions were set up...
09-13-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,010
Posted By Road Fan

Ok. First, I’d say I got nowhere with fitting or...

Ok. First, I’d say I got nowhere with fitting or adjusting for my wife until my attitude became, what can I do to make her happy on her bicycle?

Then I got her a picture or two of Terry bicycles,...
09-04-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 76,053
Posted By Road Fan

Happy belated birthday, Rowan! early in July, I...

Happy belated birthday, Rowan! early in July, I hit 67.
08-30-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By Road Fan

I think you will do fine. I've been using...

I think you will do fine. I've been using clipped, strapped pedals since about 1969 and I ahve never had any insecurity about them. I watch two things:

> Do not use cleats or shoes that might...
08-28-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,566
Posted By Road Fan

One last point: Bikesmithdesigns.com, run by Mark...

One last point: Bikesmithdesigns.com, run by Mark Stonich, sells a 9.0 mm cotter intended for French cranks. Check it out.
08-28-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,566
Posted By Road Fan

63rickert, we met at a vintage backyard...

63rickert, we met at a vintage backyard show-n-tell in Evanston last Spring, and we talked about Ron Boi. I had come in from Ann Arbor to participate. I was really glad to see your old Brits! I...
08-24-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,170
Posted By Road Fan

I think you inflated the tires wrong. You really...

I think you inflated the tires wrong. You really had 62, easy! And didnt you also double back to pick up that allen wrench that fell out of your pocket?

And then that 2 mile extra loop back to the...
08-13-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Road Fan

I have a Success sharing my Trek with a Duopar. ...

I have a Success sharing my Trek with a Duopar. It’s the best wide range 46/30 I have, and the Duopar handles a 13/32 very well!.
08-13-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By Road Fan

I also don't know if your seat is too high or too...

I also don't know if your seat is too high or too low, or what. There are a few standard methods for getting a starting position, from which you might adjust, preferably in small increments.

One...
08-12-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,297
Posted By Road Fan

But RIDERS are still interested in light,...

But RIDERS are still interested in light, responsive, well-handling, minimal, bikes with very light wheels as in the '60s through '80s, and want a perfect fit to our aging bones. It's not all about...
08-08-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 89,290
Posted By Road Fan

Specialized Road Sport 27x 1 ¼ fits my 68 year...

Specialized Road Sport 27x 1 ¼ fits my 68 year old steel Dunlops beautifully and holds at 90 psi with the wire beads. Tires ride hard at 90 so I'm backing off to 55 front 60 rear.
07-28-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By Road Fan

Also there are a handful of simple (maybe not so...

Also there are a handful of simple (maybe not so simple) rules of thumb for saddle adjustment

1. Start with the saddle level, the middle in line with the seat tube and with your knee just straight...
07-06-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,688
Posted By Road Fan

In that case, I again don't feel motivated to...

In that case, I again don't feel motivated to change to clipless!
07-03-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Road Fan

dedhed , how bad are the old parts, really? It is...

dedhed , how bad are the old parts, really? It is possible to just clean it up and use it, or replace only the part of the BB that is actually worn.

​​​​Kabuki12 , I don't have the grinding skill...
06-29-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By Road Fan

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06-29-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By Road Fan

I have a Rudge Aero Special from 1952, the later...

I have a Rudge Aero Special from 1952, the later 27x1 ¼ change made for 1952. As with this one, livery variants were made for Humber, Rudge, and Raleigh Lenton. All the same spec except for some...
06-19-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Road Fan

I won't be going with canti. I was trying to say...

I won't be going with canti. I was trying to say the lack of canti posts is an advantage in this case. I'm going to equip this frame by transferring parts over from my Trek 610, which came with...
06-19-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Road Fan

"New" toy!

I just received a 1982 Trek 720 frame/fork, same size as my old 1984 610. It does not have canti posts, so it is definitely 1982. The plan is to purpose the 720 into the same roles as the 610 with...
06-19-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 829
Posted By Road Fan

I often read threads non-linearly. And I'm...

I often read threads non-linearly.

And I'm not trained in marketing. If you want to reach all the vintage bike nuts (what, 2000 people worldwide?), I'm not sure the word applies. In practical...
06-13-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,602
Posted By Road Fan

Hey, Bill! Same for me with an...

Hey, Bill!

Same for me with an International, PX-10, and a 1969 Raleight Competition. Matching size, condition, completeness and cost are hard to do! I just have to build my PX-10 in-a-box!
06-13-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,602
Posted By Road Fan

I recall these originally equipped with Brooks...

I recall these originally equipped with Brooks Pro saddles, though this may have been a later upgrade. I would call it a plausible replacement - if an original Pro was damaged and needed replacement,...
06-09-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,499
Posted By Road Fan

It can't be so impossible, it's been done by...

It can't be so impossible, it's been done by Campagnolo, Shimano, Sachs, SRAM, and Microshift, just for the ones I can easily think of.
06-09-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,499
Posted By Road Fan

Beautiful bike! My wife's 1997 Terry has...

Beautiful bike! My wife's 1997 Terry has Campagnolo Mirage 3x8 controlled by Ergopowers for drop bars, and it has worked flawlessly for 23 years without an overhaul, much tuning, or any...
06-09-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,499
Posted By Road Fan

Another great expert in Ergopower and all else...

Another great expert in Ergopower and all else Campy is Peter Chisolm, known as "oldpotatoe" on The Paceline and at times on BF. You can probably find him listed in the Members section here.
06-08-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Road Fan

I have a 1984 Trek 610, and it has 53 mm fenders...

I have a 1984 Trek 610, and it has 53 mm fenders between the seatstays. The gap between the chainstays is narrower, and the fenders are cutout somewhat where they go between the chainstays. It...
05-22-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,193
Posted By Road Fan

I think it doesn't take an expert to know your...

I think it doesn't take an expert to know your chances of this disease are low if you don't ride too close, but I don't think anyone including we random Internetizens knows enough to make any...
05-18-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,463
Posted By Road Fan

Recording my rides as I re-start

Yesterday I ventured out for the second time in about a year and first time solo in a long time. It the actual first time with Mrs Road Fan, who's climbing fitness was far better than mine. I have...
05-08-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,938
Posted By Road Fan

true dat! But I like them!

true dat! But I like them!
05-08-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By Road Fan

I would still like to catch teh first issue! ...

I would still like to catch teh first issue! Please share the contact link. I think on this site you would need to share it via PM.
05-04-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,477
Posted By Road Fan

The Sachs freewheels with the funny little...

The Sachs freewheels with the funny little features on the ends ot the teeth (for the Sachs ARIS indexing system) are among the best and best shifting ever sold. There is a BF member, PastorBobinNH...
05-02-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Road Fan

The truth of ELOS is not in a sticker or even a...

The truth of ELOS is not in a sticker or even a BB shell stamping. It's in the use of tubing for the TT and DT that actually are larger in diameter than the ones intended to be used on SL, SLX, or...
05-01-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,728
Posted By Road Fan

I REALLY like the look of the black Torpado, it...

I REALLY like the look of the black Torpado, it seems to have a lot of BB drop!

I start with my PBH measurement and the equations, then ride, first to see if the saddle height, setback and tilt...
05-01-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Road Fan

A point: the tubing decal says EL, not ELOS. The...

A point: the tubing decal says EL, not ELOS. The ELOS sticker says "ELOS." If the correct sticker is on the bike, then your tubes should be standard diameter: 25.4 mm TT, and 28.4 mm on the ST and...
05-01-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 658
Posted By Road Fan

First problem with a bike shop solution is for...

First problem with a bike shop solution is for them to say "you just need a new bike." Of course, it can be repaired.
04-27-20, 04:12 PM
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