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02-27-20, 12:14 PM
02-27-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By Road Fan

I'm going to reveal myself not to be a pro wheel...

I'm going to reveal myself not to be a pro wheel builder of any sort, but I have trued and tensioned quite a lot. Your option 1 is what I would do, and would finish it myself if I don't discover any...
02-27-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,309
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, zombie tread but not a zombie topic! If...

Yes, zombie tread but not a zombie topic!

If an on-line forum is a way of collecting group knowledge, then it's very good to be able to add an idea to a topic over the years.
02-27-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,309
Posted By Road Fan

I don't use pitch or a tensiometer with any...

I don't use pitch or a tensiometer with any particular purpose when working on my wheels. I do touch up final trueing and take up loose spokes (on the rare occasions I find one). I adjust trueing...
02-26-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,073
Posted By Road Fan

One of the words you're looking for (re "storing...

One of the words you're looking for (re "storing your power") is inertia.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,998
Posted By Road Fan

Not to mention curb bike, sidewalk bike, driveway...

Not to mention curb bike, sidewalk bike, driveway bike ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,998
Posted By Road Fan

Back in college a compatriot's cousin had a 750...

Back in college a compatriot's cousin had a 750 Super Sport Desmodromic with full cafe kit, and I got to try it a few times. No motorcycle or car I've driven has had such a sense of sheer push when...
02-25-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By Road Fan

If if your sit bones only feel bruised, the skin...

If if your sit bones only feel bruised, the skin you are sitting on is going to toughen up. If that same skin is also feeling abrasion, your hips are rocking side to side, which would mean your...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,998
Posted By Road Fan

As a charitable effort I volunteer to remove a...

As a charitable effort I volunteer to remove a Ducati from your sphere of concerns ... pm for shipping address, lol!

But with bicycles you get more fun per dollar pissed away!
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,361
Posted By Road Fan

From Google Translate, "How much is that doggy in...

From Google Translate, "How much is that doggy in the window?" = "Wie viel kostet das Hündchen im Fenster?"

Another good one is "Please give me the food menu." = Bitte geben Sie mir die...
02-22-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Road Fan

All I can say is, I don't understand your...

All I can say is, I don't understand your concern, but I hope you intend to keep posting on the site. You may not have noticed, there is a sub-forum for Touring.
02-22-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Road Fan

I did read it and have just re-read it, and I...

I did read it and have just re-read it, and I don't comprehend what you think I missed. Overall I don't see the difference in our sizes as relevant - I was absolutely not trying to say that "my bike...
02-22-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Road Fan

I hope you're aware, when you sit on it you are...

I hope you're aware, when you sit on it you are reacting not to the frame size but the the saddle height, its setback, and the resulting reach to the bars. The reach to the bars is affected by bar...
02-22-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Road Fan

Looking at the site (I didn't know Trek was still...

Looking at the site (I didn't know Trek was still offering a 520! and it's steel!), the seat tube angle would be more steep than I like. My size would be 51 or 54. In 1980s Treks, my 610 is 21" or...
02-21-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Road Fan

For touring I would definitely use something like...

For touring I would definitely use something like a 700c x 32 mm tire with SKS fenders. I have a 1984 610 and it takes that size pretty well. I have those tires on Sun CR-18 rims, which are a little...
02-21-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,930
Posted By Road Fan

I'm looking for you to finish this model .........

I'm looking for you to finish this model ...... LOL!
02-21-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 58,968
Posted By Road Fan

I'd like to add Specialized Road Sport 27x1 ¼,...

I'd like to add Specialized Road Sport 27x1 ¼, which I bought in 2018 for my 1952 Rudge Aero Special with original steel Dunlop rims. These wire-bead tires sit beautifully on the original nearly 70...
02-19-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,073
Posted By Road Fan

Hubs: The most likely hubs are Campagnolo Record...

Hubs: The most likely hubs are Campagnolo Record with Campy QR skewers. They could have been low flange or high flange. One nice thing is they are cup and ball, so you can always adjust to optimize...
02-19-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,073
Posted By Road Fan

I would say take the rims to a bike shop that has...

I would say take the rims to a bike shop that has a small food scale, and weigh them. My experience is good durability with rims in the upper 300's, and my bud has had good results in the low 300's. ...
02-19-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,052
Posted By Road Fan

My mind goes back to my motorcycling experiences...

My mind goes back to my motorcycling experiences riding in the Rocky Mountains west of Denver, back in the 1980s. The turns are tight and often blind. Until you are familiar with the road you can't...
02-18-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,052
Posted By Road Fan

I dunno, this kinda gives me the willies! If I'm...

I dunno, this kinda gives me the willies! If I'm screaming downhill, say in Northern Michigan or (much worse!) in the Rockies, with feet up and the pedals are spinning too fast to keep my feet up,...
02-17-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,052
Posted By Road Fan

I wouldn't be, either!

I wouldn't be, either!
02-17-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,052
Posted By Road Fan

I'm sure the original "Barney" didn't,...

I'm sure the original "Barney" didn't, either!
02-14-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,930
Posted By Road Fan

My main engineering point in this (and I'm an...

My main engineering point in this (and I'm an electrical engineer, not a materials or mechanical specialist) is that steel can undergo completely reversible bending of small amplitude in a number of...
02-14-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,359
Posted By Road Fan

Hi, well it sounds like you certainly have a...

Hi, well it sounds like you certainly have a Brooks installation you are happy with. There are narrower Brooks designs out there, if you're interested.

In your second post you expressed surprise...
02-12-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,359
Posted By Road Fan

In it's day the Regina Oro was the top of the...

In it's day the Regina Oro was the top of the line.

Brooksies have a wide platform for your sit bones at the widest point of the saddle. If you can't keep your sitbones on those points you'll be...
02-12-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By Road Fan

The money invested would not be worth it, but it...

The money invested would not be worth it, but it is a capable bicycle that was originally a pretty complete design, with provision for fenders, lights, a generator, electrical wiring inside the...
02-12-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By Road Fan

In this re-awakened zombie thread...

In this re-awakened zombie thread https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/710577-old-sugino-square-taper-bb-replacement.html is the information that Token has or had a 115 mm ISO taper BB, 115...
02-12-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By Road Fan

But like a lot of zombie threads, there's a...

But like a lot of zombie threads, there's a nugget here - that Token has available (or had) a 115 mm offset bb intended for Campagnolo triples. One or two other threads here are looking at at how to...
02-11-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By Road Fan

The RTs are inherently wide cranks for sure. ...

The RTs are inherently wide cranks for sure. I've never had a Comp Triple. It was said to be Record grade, FWIW. Wide Q doesn't cause me much discomfort or pain, but with low Q (such as the 140 to...
02-11-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By Road Fan

H5N1, thanks for the appreciation and kind words!...

H5N1, thanks for the appreciation and kind words! But, on my wife's frame a BB with a shorter right-end length (called SER for "side-end right) will not help to move the right crank arm/spider...
02-09-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By Road Fan

Just realized this is a zombie thread, so...

Just realized this is a zombie thread, so apologies to the Thread Starter, who probably no longer needs an example. But I think it's a worthwhile example for others dealing with the oddities of...
02-09-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,480
Posted By Road Fan

Here in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti some of the best...

Here in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti some of the best ones have adapted themselves out of business. Bully for them to have recognized what they did not want to do, but the access to expertise in the town...
02-09-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,480
Posted By Road Fan

That's a relief, it's a ship! :) An early Great...

That's a relief, it's a ship! :) An early Great Lakes ore or lumber hauler, no doubt, now in restful repose below 300 feet of Lake Michigan!
02-06-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, indeed! Those problems are why Lennard...

Yes, indeed! Those problems are why Lennard Zinn's technique uses a thick dowel that will be hard to bend, and a sensitive level on the dowel to see when it's level. A very resourceful person could...
02-06-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,480
Posted By Road Fan

What's that?

What's that?
02-06-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,480
Posted By Road Fan

Likely he's a St. Louisan or a Missourian.

Likely he's a St. Louisan or a Missourian.
02-06-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,084
Posted By Road Fan

I've also noticed ebay sellers not able to or...

I've also noticed ebay sellers not able to or interested in distinguishing between tubulars and open tubulars. It's hard to confirm what you are going to get. Ask the seller, yes, of course, but if...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,909
Posted By Road Fan

For my bigger picture of the state of Road Fan's...

For my bigger picture of the state of Road Fan's road cycling, this year is my time to return to regular cycling, since I don't have full-time work any more. No new bikes on the horizon, but my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,909
Posted By Road Fan

I totally agree with you about cost, though the...

I totally agree with you about cost, though the disparity between "tops" and "good" has become bigger. In the late '60s the Peugeot PX10 for $140 or Releight Super Course for $120 were good bikes by...
02-04-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,858
Posted By Road Fan

The lower BB does not concern me. The higher top...

The lower BB does not concern me. The higher top tube does. If your PBH is 75 and the Singer's standover height is 77, you will be standing with a lot of top tube pressure up into your groin - you...
02-04-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,294
Posted By Road Fan

Wheel truing: I make the wheels satisfy me, not...

Wheel truing: I make the wheels satisfy me, not stand up to a quality standard the whole shop output needs to satisfy. I use a stand and would like to get a new one that supports the wheel from...
02-04-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,294
Posted By Road Fan

Usually when I pick up the bike from the LBS I...

Usually when I pick up the bike from the LBS I see at least a handful of things I would not have done that way, and I have to go and rectify all those little matters before I want to ride it. It's...
02-04-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Road Fan

On mine now I'm using 700c CR 18 rims, 6-spd...

On mine now I'm using 700c CR 18 rims, 6-spd friction, 53-39 vintage Campy Chorus double, Huret friction shifters (duopar), a Rivet saddle, 45 mm fenders with Strada Bianca 30 mm clinchers. I also...
02-03-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Road Fan

Let me try to analyze the existing gearing a...

Let me try to analyze the existing gearing a little.

Your front pair is 50/45, setting the granny aside for the time being. The ratio between them is 1.111. The incremental ratio for the 6-speed...
02-03-20, 08:29 PM
02-03-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,469
Posted By Road Fan

I started riding tubulars around 1969. When my...

I started riding tubulars around 1969. When my only bike had tubulars and I owned no spare wheels, and I went out pedaling around the countryside, I rode on gravel when I didn't have an alternative...
02-03-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, the owner is wrong. I have one I bought...

Yes, the owner is wrong. I have one I bought new. I've always thought the frame is a little too stiff, a little jittery of a ride. It's Reynolds 531, but the DT is 10/7/10 rather than the 9/6/9 ...
02-03-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,469
Posted By Road Fan

I guess you were being ironic.

I guess you were being ironic.
02-03-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,469
Posted By Road Fan

Look at my post - I didn't say the road racer was...

Look at my post - I didn't say the road racer was the best thing to use on gravel. However, I don't accept that you have to have a "gravel bike" in order to ride on gravel.
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