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04-04-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By 79pmooney

Cool! I've known Dave get's along well with...

Cool! I've known Dave get's along well with other builders for a while. Some of the really good ones routinely send their just finished frames to Dave to get cut and S & S'd. When I go there, I...
04-02-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,231
Posted By 79pmooney

I picked up an early '80s Schwinn Le Tour Lux...

I picked up an early '80s Schwinn Le Tour Lux probably 15 years ago at a garage sale for $50. Been stored in a dusty garage since new. Barely rideable. Cranks barely turned. Cleaned it up, opened...
04-01-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By 79pmooney

Thank you for posting. We need to hear from more...

Thank you for posting. We need to hear from more positives. The more we hear, the sooner our denial cracks.
03-29-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,946
Posted By 79pmooney

If you really want to know, do a simple...

If you really want to know, do a simple calculation. Take the bar off the bike. Measure its length, diameter at the end and the thickness at the end. Weigh it. Calculate the volume of the metal....
03-29-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 (and hilarious!) Once into messing with wheel...

+1 (and hilarious!) Once into messing with wheel spokes, you are venturing into a different realm where we may fall into traps that require professional (or very understanding) help.

First, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By 79pmooney

My racing days rule was "Don't let go of the bars...

My racing days rule was "Don't let go of the bars until after you hit the road". (Regardless of speed.) I also tried to present as much skin a possible to the road. (Now, this was done in the days...
03-22-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By 79pmooney

I am sure there is a well researched reason why...

I am sure there is a well researched reason why you cannot but I have switched lubricants many times over the decades, especially between Tri-Flo and Finish Line wet MTB. My winter bikes get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,259
Posted By 79pmooney

I haven't tried the 2.0s yet. (The G+ last too...

I haven't tried the 2.0s yet. (The G+ last too long.) Prior to the G+ I rode Corsas in the summer, Open Paves in the rainy months. I liked the Corsas in the dry, but scary wet! Open Paves were...
03-20-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, if taking twice the distance to stop is...

Yeah, if taking twice the distance to stop is considered "efficient and effective". Rear wheel with the best brake properly applied takes twice the distance to stop as the same brake and skill being...
Forum: Foo
03-19-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,695
Posted By 79pmooney

I saw a really funny take on American (western...

I saw a really funny take on American (western world) bathroom practices. A photo of an African kid and a (probably) US ) humanitarian worker. Kid is looking up at the woman and saying with an...
03-19-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By 79pmooney

You need to know the BCD - bolt circle diameter. ...

You need to know the BCD - bolt circle diameter. This may be printed on the chainring or crank. Common ones are 110mm and 130 although over the years there have been many others. Some cranks take...
03-18-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By 79pmooney

In this context, "rare" simply means lightly...

In this context, "rare" simply means lightly cooked. Just enough to get aluminum to melt (or even rarer - resin to set). Now a silver soldered steel frame, that is the rare taste we die for!
03-18-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes. And it always will. Each pump stroke, you...

Yes. And it always will. Each pump stroke, you compress the air in the pump and the hose. Most of that air goes through the presta valve but some stays behind n the hose. When you stop pumping,...
03-17-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,619
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 Not quite the same but emphasizing that it is...

+1 Not quite the same but emphasizing that it is the one who doesn't follow the rules being an issue - Korea. They had rock solid tracking of the first 31 people to acquire COVID. They got the...
03-16-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,619
Posted By 79pmooney

I read that and didn't see anywhere that cycling...

I read that and didn't see anywhere that cycling will be permitted. Not mentioned where they mention walking, hiking or running; three activities that rarely have need of emergency services and...
03-16-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,217
Posted By 79pmooney

Don't go track ends! Living up to peer pressure...

Don't go track ends! Living up to peer pressure is their only asset on the road. When I had my custom road fix gear made, I had road fix gear dropouts made. 11 degee angle, a compromise between...
03-15-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By 79pmooney

I never go the fascination with level. To me,...

I never go the fascination with level. To me, saddle tip and getting it just right is one of the most important adjustments on the bike. I dial in seat height (referencing to a poin halfway back...
03-13-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By 79pmooney

It's a good bet those bags just need hardware. ...

It's a good bet those bags just need hardware. My 1998 Ortleibs are going strong with newish hardware. Ortleib has a kit ($35 a few years ago) to replace it all. ANy leaks can be repaired like...
03-13-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By 79pmooney

Dropbar MTB Contender?

Just answering your thread title - two words - Ned Overend. Ned Overend, the MTB'er who won many MTB races on dropped handlebar MTBS (mostly because he was a sponsored road racer also and could...
03-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By 79pmooney

If you are thinking about changing cranksets,...

If you are thinking about changing cranksets, seriously consider a triple. You may need a new front derailleur and shifters but what you get in return are great gear choices. With (say) a 50-38-24...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,851
Posted By 79pmooney

If you have your weight on a pedal and that pedal...

If you have your weight on a pedal and that pedal is down, you are basically hanging yourself from the BB, effectively your weight is acting on the bike as if it were lower than the bottom bracket. ...
03-08-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,500
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd like to see a pro sprinter use a mirror. It...

I'd like to see a pro sprinter use a mirror. It would allow him to scan his competitors behind him. Yes, it would be very unpopular with fans and fellow competitors. There would be calls to UCI to...
03-08-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,500
Posted By 79pmooney

That works if you can turn your head far enough...

That works if you can turn your head far enough to see behind. With enough cycling you may find that no longer possible. (I've accumulated enough collarbone and shoulder injuries that I cannot turn...
03-06-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,890
Posted By 79pmooney

mjac, I rode sew-ups for many years and owned...

mjac, I rode sew-ups for many years and owned only Zephal HP , then Zephal HPX frame pumps. (These are pumps that use the full length of the seat or top tube and pump tires far faster than any of...
03-06-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By 79pmooney

Ride the bikes! Remember, weight and equipment...

Ride the bikes! Remember, weight and equipment level matter but aren't the goal. The goal is to go uphill fast. The bike that allows our body to put out its max will get you up a tough hill far...
03-05-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By 79pmooney

I was diagnosed (by a PT in the fist 5 minutes of...

I was diagnosed (by a PT in the fist 5 minutes of my first visit for something else entirely) with my right leg 1/2" shorter. She sent me home with 12mm heel lifts. I then made 1/4" shims for my...
03-05-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,883
Posted By 79pmooney

Coolest chase I ever had was by a dog that would...

Coolest chase I ever had was by a dog that would have laughed at your 400 watts. 1977, at the height of my racing days, I was going downhill and passed a house at the back of a big front lawn. Dog...
Forum: Foo
03-03-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,998
Posted By 79pmooney

Many years ago, I sailed across Buzzards Bay (the...

Many years ago, I sailed across Buzzards Bay (the armpit of the "arm" of Cape Cod) in my 12' racing dinghy (the English Firefly) singlehanded in the full summer afternoon SW breeze. I had to sail...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,243
Posted By 79pmooney

You almost got the point. Those C-Records are...

You almost got the point. Those C-Records are designed to not heat up the rims to dangerous levels. :)
02-20-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm thinking taking a 3/32 X 1/4" flat bar oh,...

I'm thinking taking a 3/32 X 1/4" flat bar oh, say, 8" long, bending one end into a "u" to it over the tire, hanging down at the rear of the brake pad. Tweak the bar so it lays flat against the...
02-20-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,099
Posted By 79pmooney

-5F years ago commuting 12 miles into Boston,...

-5F years ago commuting 12 miles into Boston, Warmed as I went in except - the first two miles were gentle downhill. Cold! (Every morning of that work week. My no car days.) 105 or lightly higher ~10...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By 79pmooney

A reason to carry one of the old school (big)...

A reason to carry one of the old school (big) frame pumps is that actually pumping up one's tire with one is a lot faster and more satisfying than doing it with a small "mini pump") Pumps like the...
02-18-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By 79pmooney

That matches both my experience and the common...

That matches both my experience and the common wisdom of the day. I never went old TTT to Cinelli - I loved the old TTT Superlegero(sp) bend and never fell in love with the Cinelli bends - but I went...
02-18-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By 79pmooney

It really comes down to cost and your goals. If...

It really comes down to cost and your goals. If this is a $$ decision only, are you building the wheels or are you paying someone else? Can you get the same rims and reuse the spokes? If you are...
02-14-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By 79pmooney

Add thread name to "Quoted" E-mails

A suggestion that I have wanted for years - on the E-mails that alert us that we have been quoted (or mentioned or perhaps even PM'd), how about noting the Bike Forum sub-directory and thread that...
02-13-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,074
Posted By 79pmooney

OK, I'll accept that the cyclists killed when...

OK, I'll accept that the cyclists killed when deer break windshields or the drivers have heart attacks are victims of accidents. Yeah, and I know these accidents kill cyclists every day (combining...
02-11-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By 79pmooney

Second River City Bicycles. Portland has many...

Second River City Bicycles. Portland has many good shops. If Trek/Shimano is your thing, Bike Gallery is hard to beat. For an all around bike shop, River River City it. There are other shops that...
02-10-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,252
Posted By 79pmooney

I use a Shimano cable cutter for both cable and...

I use a Shimano cable cutter for both cable and housing, a few file strokes on the housing then stick a pokey tool into the housing. (Pokey tool - simply a sharpened spoke with the other end bent...
02-09-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,694
Posted By 79pmooney

The 1977 air was better. SunTour Winner was...

The 1977 air was better.

SunTour Winner was the way to go. Greased, they were dead silent. The cheap Perfects weren't as elegant, not quite as smooth shifting, a =little noisier, but worked...
02-07-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,943
Posted By 79pmooney

The cynic in me says that bike weights are...

The cynic in me says that bike weights are unavailable because publishing them would lead the inquisitive to the knowledge that QC on cheaply built CF frames can be poor. (I used to build fiberglass...
02-06-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By 79pmooney

Isn't it a treat to see someone who nails it? ...

Isn't it a treat to see someone who nails it? Very, very different issue, but I have had allergy/toxic reactions to many common solvents since I worked with fiberglass 4 years ago. It was common...
Forum: Foo
02-02-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,025
Posted By 79pmooney

The Stupor Bowl. Good time to ride.

The Stupor Bowl. Good time to ride.
02-01-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,261
Posted By 79pmooney

Especially parked in full sunlight in July.

Especially parked in full sunlight in July.
02-01-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,261
Posted By 79pmooney

Also every scratch shows silver so it takes far...

Also every scratch shows silver so it takes far less time to look shabby and have you out shopping for new. We used to call this planned obsolescence.

Ben
01-22-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By 79pmooney

I learned to build wheels with the old Robergel...

I learned to build wheels with the old Robergel spokes. The spokes out of a sealed box were far from uniform. There was no reference to start with. It would take me probably an hour to get a...
01-20-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,566
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, I too zip them up and turn them inside...

Yeah, I too zip them up and turn them inside out, mainly so that any pilling happens on the inside where it isn't seen. Nice graphics stay protected as does any reflective treatment.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,030
Posted By 79pmooney

A consideration: Even with very bright lighting,...

A consideration: Even with very bright lighting, you do not see everything nearly as well as during the day. I much prefer riding routes I know well so I have a very good idea of the road edges,...
01-15-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By 79pmooney

I've used road pads on cantis and canti pads on...

I've used road pads on cantis and canti pads on road brakes. They all work. I see it as far more the conditions they will be ridden in than the brake type they are mounted on. (Well that post or...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, 6-800 lumen is plenty most of the time. I...

Yeah, 6-800 lumen is plenty most of the time. I have a 12 yo Serfas with probably less that 600 (good at the time) that doe just fine for city riding and is plenty bright on settings #1...
01-04-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,241
Posted By 79pmooney

I take toe straps seriously. Still ride them on...

I take toe straps seriously. Still ride them on more than half my bikes. I will not go down big hills on a fix gear on anything but traditional pedals, clips and straps because I never, ever want...
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