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04-10-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By 63rickert

Just tried my own suggestion. Ebay.it has lots of...

Just tried my own suggestion. Ebay.it has lots of rod brake bikes that would be good enough for me, maybe for you too. Search term is ‘bicicletta freni a bacchetta’.
04-10-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By 63rickert

You could try contacting Chris Howard at...

You could try contacting Chris Howard at Cyclo-Retro in Melbourne. If anyone knows he should. Also give a try to eBay.it. Since you are looking for something so extremely old fashioned an old bike...
03-28-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By 63rickert

Not sure if this will be useful information for...

Not sure if this will be useful information for the current project but...

Bicycle freewheels are strong. Real strong. Over the years I have known freakishly strong riders who do pop chains. Who...
03-26-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By 63rickert

Bikes don’t turn handlebars all that much. Small...

Bikes don’t turn handlebars all that much. Small movement has big effect. Twitchiness or quick handling is exactly big responses happening from small inputs. If you were moving the handlebars and...
03-26-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By 63rickert

So you do have a quick handling bike. You called...

So you do have a quick handling bike. You called it right. First step is measure the current tires and find out if stated width has any connection to reality. Next step is wider tires. 700x40 would...
03-26-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By 63rickert

Which Diverge? Which year? Which tire? Which...

Which Diverge? Which year? Which tire? Which size?

Quickly looking at published specs for 2020 and 2021 Diverge models steering trail could be anywhere from 57mm to 69mm. Most would find 57mm to...
03-24-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,724
Posted By 63rickert

There should not be a problem. My ‘50 Bates rolls...

There should not be a problem. My ‘50 Bates rolls on FB/Siamt hubs that are very old, not newer than early ‘50s and possibly much older. Rims are Fiamme Red with the old stamping and ferrules at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,237
Posted By 63rickert

So do I. My wife is a long hauler. My son-in-law...

So do I. My wife is a long hauler. My son-in-law is a long hauler.

It has been a full year for my wife. Two weeks ago I came downstairs for morning coffee. She looked at me and said “My head is...
03-20-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,249
Posted By 63rickert

OP is concerned about not inconveniencing other...

OP is concerned about not inconveniencing other riders. Wow. Can I ride with you? Expect everyone in the group is appreciative at some level to have such a nice and thoughtful guy to ride with.
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03-20-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
Posted By 63rickert

Simple uncomplicated collarbone fracture. Expect...

Simple uncomplicated collarbone fracture. Expect a simple uncomplicated recovery.

Could it get more complex? Of course it could. Every commenter who has a story is the evidence for that. But 99%...
02-23-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,074
Posted By 63rickert

Actually this all started with a response to OP...

Actually this all started with a response to OP and the problem OP is having with a bike and a bike shop. If it were all so simple and so universally known as is claimed on this thread the problem...
02-23-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,074
Posted By 63rickert

In best case the flat does get repaired. When the...

In best case the flat does get repaired. When the wheel goes back in the brake screams. Screams loud enough no one would ride it. Do not underestimate the number of bike owners who will look at a...
02-23-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,074
Posted By 63rickert

Have to agree with you, dunces and snowflakes is...

Have to agree with you, dunces and snowflakes is quite accurate. Where are the rides populated by the competent? Those are distant memories.

Again, were it so simple as bikeforums would have it,...
02-22-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,074
Posted By 63rickert

No bike shop lets a brakeless bike out the door...

No bike shop lets a brakeless bike out the door if they want to stay in business. Or if they care about your life. Or the life of the person you may hit. Stay away from this LBS.

From this...
02-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By 63rickert

Acceptable to who? Acceptable for what? ...

Acceptable to who? Acceptable for what?

Lowest BB I ever owned was a 1967 Falcon M90. When Falcon was still totally handbuilt. Depending on tires glued BB height, ground to center, was 9-3/4” to...
02-15-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,629
Posted By 63rickert

Since many in US are entirely allergic to metric...

Since many in US are entirely allergic to metric measurements— OP weighs 120-130kg, which is 264 to 286 pounds.

OP is attempting to ride on a 145mm saddle. That just won’t work. The saddle is...
02-15-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,341
Posted By 63rickert

I can remember seeing a pair of home market...

I can remember seeing a pair of home market Japanese bikes fitted with discs in 1973. They were not new bikes, owners had purchased them some time previously. Owners had visited a few bike shops, no...
02-14-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,341
Posted By 63rickert

Yes, I have seen Spinergy wheels recently, and...

Yes, I have seen Spinergy wheels recently, and seen them being used. There is a steady market for them, they fetch good prices. Once the sale is closed, the sale is closed. Once a consumer is...
02-13-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,082
Posted By 63rickert

‘Ruthlessly tossing’ may be considered as...

‘Ruthlessly tossing’ may be considered as shorthand.

I can tell you that when a shipment is not accepted for delivery, returned, no payment forthcoming, everyone sits up and takes notice. When...
02-11-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,082
Posted By 63rickert

Seems you were posting while I was typing. ...

Seems you were posting while I was typing.

$60 sounds about right. Ready to believe your knowledge on that is more current than mine. $5 upfront to keep QC good also sounds right. Putting that...
02-11-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,082
Posted By 63rickert

Ruthlessly tossing whatever fails to meet spec is...

Ruthlessly tossing whatever fails to meet spec is exactly what Quality Control means.

The simple way to build carbon frames accurate is to build them around an aluminum BB insert. Then machine...
02-10-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,082
Posted By 63rickert

I will be the first to admit that old style BBS...

I will be the first to admit that old style BBS can be hit or miss.

Hambini has one video where where he shows a threaded BB which has had the two sides of a metal BB shell tapped independently....
02-08-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,082
Posted By 63rickert

If more than a small handful had been vocal the...

If more than a small handful had been vocal the industry would have responded.

The bearings in the BBs being discussed are high quality bearings. They are designed and built to give thousands of...
02-08-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,082
Posted By 63rickert

No, not at all. It means most bikes are never...

No, not at all. It means most bikes are never ridden much. It means most bikes that are ridden are never ridden hard. And most bike owners will tolerate most anything. Those I know who have to...
02-04-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,818
Posted By 63rickert

I mostly have to agree with those saying don’t...

I mostly have to agree with those saying don’t wash. If something compels you to wash oily rags there is a simple straightforward way to do that. It uses Stone Age technology. Yes, this would have...
01-31-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By 63rickert

Frame is repairable. Columbus SL is still to be...

Frame is repairable. Columbus SL is still to be found. Framebuilders with inventory do talk to each other. Just as an indication, because they post online prices, Mercian asks 95 GBP to replace...
01-30-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By 63rickert

In 1979 Trek was still a completely handbuilt...

In 1979 Trek was still a completely handbuilt frame. That is a good thing. The Burke family, who owned Trek, knew less than nothing about bikes except how to sell them. (And they still don’t.) The...
01-29-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By 63rickert

I just assume any used steel bike has a damaged...

I just assume any used steel bike has a damaged seat lug. If a previous owner has replaced the seat post it will always be the wrong size. Worse is the guy who puts the seatpost way up high not...
01-28-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By 63rickert

First instinct to put a straightedge on the...

First instinct to put a straightedge on the wheels was absolutely correct. First time I saw that done the guy holding the straightedge was Oscar Wastyn Sr., for a number of years the only working...
01-28-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,131
Posted By 63rickert

My wife has diplopia. She won’t be commenting so...

My wife has diplopia. She won’t be commenting so I will try.

You need to see the ophthalmologist ASAP. There is a good chance you have one of the common varieties and can be treated easily. There...
01-26-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,798
Posted By 63rickert

First Pearl Izumi products seen at retail in US...

First Pearl Izumi products seen at retail in US were about 1984. It was a Japanese company. Everything made in Tokyo. Quality was astonishing. You would still occasionally see Vittore Gianni in...
01-22-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By 63rickert

TA is somewhat better finished than Stronglight....

TA is somewhat better finished than Stronglight. TA, Stronglight, Nervar were all made the same place and are completely interchangeable. Stronglight exists in several lengths that might work for a...
01-18-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By 63rickert

Nothing makes steel rims stop particularly well....

Nothing makes steel rims stop particularly well. To make them stop at all use Fibrax pads. Available from Yellow Jersey or from English vendors. If you won’t use a brand that is not well distributed...
01-15-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,584
Posted By 63rickert

Next time contact DT directly. They might ignore...

Next time contact DT directly. They might ignore you entirely. They might respond to a customer who has clearly done his homework. My experience has been that custom drillings are not that hard to...
01-13-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By 63rickert

Lower the handlebar. These bikes have seriously...

Lower the handlebar. These bikes have seriously good ergonomics. Use it as intended and you won’t have a problem.

Front brake is front hub. Find the arm, connect the cable.

When the handlebars...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,120
Posted By 63rickert

For decades the standard gear on track bikes was...

For decades the standard gear on track bikes was 46x14. Big riders might use slightly bigger chainrings, except that there were hardly any, or no, riders weighing 200# so this was immaterial. Figure...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,409
Posted By 63rickert

This thread was started by a raw novice with a...

This thread was started by a raw novice with a positive attitude and a wonderful outlook.

Then went to heinous pain and pure rubbish.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,409
Posted By 63rickert

Pain is your body identifying a problem. Fastest...

Pain is your body identifying a problem. Fastest I’ve ever done on a bike on the flat, no known wind or draft assist, would be about 40mph. Did not hurt at all. In fact am pretty sure I was feeling...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,409
Posted By 63rickert

It seems you are enjoying the ride. As long as it...

It seems you are enjoying the ride. As long as it remains fun you are doing everything right, and very right.

If you can ride a lot, and ride a lot while pushing hard, even occasionally pushing...
01-03-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By 63rickert

, Why do you want to put words in my mouth? And...

,
Why do you want to put words in my mouth? And get all angry about something never said? I said nothing about trying to find a particular bike for a particular person. I said there is no mystery in...
01-03-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By 63rickert

The best fitting bike the wife has is a 1973...

The best fitting bike the wife has is a 1973 Colnago Super. There are no mysteries to building bikes for short people. Colnago created toe clearance and a short top tube by pairing a 71.5 head angle...
12-31-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,694
Posted By 63rickert

I am not providing a link to something you just...

I am not providing a link to something you just invented. Rubiksoval came up with three hour warmups. I never suggested any such thing.

Why warmup for a training ride? Shall I also explain why the...
12-31-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,694
Posted By 63rickert

They do not hop on their trainers. They do not...

They do not hop on their trainers. They do not ride for three hours. They warm up on the road. For high level guys 100km of warmup, including a soft start, finishing with 30 minutes above 50kph,...
12-31-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,694
Posted By 63rickert

That is the Sky warmup for a training ride. For...

That is the Sky warmup for a training ride. For something as important as a TdF time trial much more than that is required.

Also, as with all things Sky, what they tell the public is so complex...
12-31-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,694
Posted By 63rickert

Why would I not believe that? It is and has been...

Why would I not believe that? It is and has been reported in news coverage of TdF time trials for decades. It makes physiological sense. It has been reported to me by TdF mechanics. Similar has been...
12-31-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By 63rickert

Sure 200 rpm is quick. Nobody is ever going to...

Sure 200 rpm is quick. Nobody is ever going to need to do that on the road. It is purely optional. First step to getting there is to understand it is not hard and not unusual to do it. Or that it is...
12-30-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By 63rickert

The entire purpose of rollers is to improve form....

The entire purpose of rollers is to improve form. If you pedal square, bounce, continuously indulge in extraneous motion, you will fly right off the rollers before reaching 200rpm. And nothing bad...
12-29-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,700
Posted By 63rickert

What you just said is you don’t care about any...

What you just said is you don’t care about any but yourself.

It is plain difficult to focus on a flashing light and determine if that light is near or far. Confronted by a sea of flashing lights...
12-29-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,898
Posted By 63rickert

This. Yes. Tilt the pelvis. Many positive...

This.
Yes.
Tilt the pelvis. Many positive effects from tilting at pelvis.
12-29-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,700
Posted By 63rickert

Some posters here claim they are just unaffected...

Some posters here claim they are just unaffected by flashing lights in their face. Maybe. Personally I doubt that it is is physiologically possible to just have no response to a flashing light. But...
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