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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

Constantly registering zero?

Constantly registering zero?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

You capture the gist of my response, but in...

You capture the gist of my response, but in reality it leaned heavily on 2 or 3 of George Carlin's 7 words.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

I can beat that. Brand spanking new...

I can beat that.

Brand spanking new Vredestein Fortezzas, back when they were among the very best clinchers out there. FIRST ride on them. <100 yards from my front door, broken glass on the...
04-14-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 322
Posted By genejockey

I COULD NOT mount brand new Conti "Handmade In...

I COULD NOT mount brand new Conti "Handmade In Germany" tires on my old Fulcrum Racing 5s from 2006 without levers. I used to mount them on another bike with Velocity rims first, run them for a week...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

Well, poop. Mrs. GeneJockey and The Boys...

Well, poop.

Mrs. GeneJockey and The Boys will NOT be getting their first shots tomorrow. The vax clinic called and said, "Sorry, we only have SECOND doses". Apparently there's a glitch in their...
04-14-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By genejockey

4 years? Recable. Follow the instruction in one...

4 years? Recable. Follow the instruction in one of any number of YouTube videos on how to adjust indexing.

But check your hanger alignment, too.
04-14-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,286
Posted By genejockey

I see that this year is forecast to be another...

I see that this year is forecast to be another potentially bad fire year. Great.

OTOH, I can't remember any years in the last 39 I've been living here that WEREN'T.
- No rain? Dry fuel, bad fire...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

Mrs. GeneJockey tells me she was looking for...

Mrs. GeneJockey tells me she was looking for something like crib pad as a dog bed. Next thing she knows, she's getting ads for baby stuff all over the place.

So as an experiment, she googled...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 375
Posted By genejockey

I have a small Lezyne - Road Drive, maybe? - that...

I have a small Lezyne - Road Drive, maybe? - that fits in a jersey pocket for my bikes that can't fit a frame pump. It takes hundreds of strokes to refill a 700 x 28 tire and bring it to rideable...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

With all the discussion of wedding rings, now I'm...

With all the discussion of wedding rings, now I'm getting jewelry ads. Nobody better start talking about bowel troubles.
04-14-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By genejockey

Exactly. It's easy to find either the same model...

Exactly. It's easy to find either the same model of stem in a different length, or one that looks the same (e.g. Cinelli 1A, SR Royal, and Nitto Dynamics all look very similar), and the same is true...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

Now I want a bowl of chili.

Now I want a bowl of chili.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 97
Posted By genejockey

Depends on the steel, and on the CF. To me, a CF...

Depends on the steel, and on the CF. To me, a CF bike wasn't an upgrade so much as it was an alternative.



This is an excellent point, and one reason why I think unless you have a really good...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 97
Posted By genejockey

My Canyon Endurace CF SL 7.0 Disk (man, that's a...

My Canyon Endurace CF SL 7.0 Disk (man, that's a long name!) came with 37.5 mm worth of spacers, so you've got like 1 1/2" of adjustment there. I ended up with 12.5 under the stem. Fits for me with...
04-14-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By genejockey

The thing I've noticed about the bikes from the...

The thing I've noticed about the bikes from the 80s is that the stems are SHORT, and the bars are NARROW, compared to what I am used to from later bikes. My 1989 Schwinn Circuit with 22" frame came...
04-14-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,521
Posted By genejockey

For example - this 1958 Lord Elgin Everest - even...

For example - this 1958 Lord Elgin Everest - even the artwork in the original ad has this problem!
...
04-14-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,521
Posted By genejockey

Black dials - so stunning in person, so...

Black dials - so stunning in person, so impossible to photograph. Half the time you end up with a picture of yourself, taking a picture of the watch.
04-14-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By genejockey

Because it's easier to get a tube with just a bit...

Because it's easier to get a tube with just a bit of shape to it into the tire and into the well of the rim. Once it's there you can let most of that air out as you put the other bead on the rim.
04-13-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By genejockey

Is it a keeper? Ha, well, thereby hangs a tale. ...

Is it a keeper? Ha, well, thereby hangs a tale. I bought, stripped down, and rebuilt another vintage bike, which was in MUCH better condition than this one. My wife said, "Gee, you can fix up...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

BTW, I have lost so much weight that last night...

BTW, I have lost so much weight that last night as I was leaving work, I pulled my hand out of my jacket pocket and heard a faint *pling!* sound. I looked down. There was something round on it. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

My Dad also used to sing us to sleep with a song...

My Dad also used to sing us to sleep with a song called "Lone Sod Shanty", about a drunken farmer, his long suffering daughter, and a branding iron. You wanted to fall asleep before he reached the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

My Dad used to sing a line from a song,...

My Dad used to sing a line from a song, "Cigarettes and whiskey, and wild, wild women! They'll drive you crazy, they'll drive you insane!", but that's all he sang of it.
04-13-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By genejockey

There's the same discussion in another of my...

There's the same discussion in another of my interest areas, vintage watches, where those who collect vintage American watches will often prefer a watch with a PROPERLY DONE reprinted dial over a...
04-13-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By genejockey

How Do You Know?

How do you know whether to redo decals and/or paint, or just do touchup work? My current project, a 1982 Lotus Supreme (lugged Tange steel, brazed by Tsunoda, with Dura Ace EX kit) has MOSTLY pretty...
04-13-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 489
Posted By genejockey

I've seen the guy on the "BikeIt UK" YouTube...

I've seen the guy on the "BikeIt UK" YouTube channel use a product called Kurust for neutralizing/converting rust before doing touch up painting over it. AFAICT, it's not sold in the US, so at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

Today's forecast - which, looking out on the back...

Today's forecast - which, looking out on the back yard, seems spot on:

Lots of sunshine. High around 60F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

I'm thinking this...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

Mrs. GeneJockey and The Boys all got vaccine...

Mrs. GeneJockey and The Boys all got vaccine appointments for Thursday!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

The first ride >10 miles, I noticed something...

The first ride >10 miles, I noticed something odd. But then I moved them clockwise one arm, as suggested by Jack Tone, based on someone's analysis that Shimano had done them wrong making them...
04-12-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,239
Posted By genejockey

There are SO MANY CYCLISTS out on the roads I...

There are SO MANY CYCLISTS out on the roads I ride these days that if I DIDN'T pass people I'd be stuck riding at single digit miles per hour.

After hearing about how often female cyclists are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,209
Posted By genejockey

You'd have to be on the bicycle for it to be a...

You'd have to be on the bicycle for it to be a valid test.......
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

I'm scheduled for my second jab on the 30th. ...

I'm scheduled for my second jab on the 30th. Mrs. GeneJockey is having a whole lot of no luck scheduling hers, and in a couple days it gets thrown open to all adults. I bet it's easier to schedule...
04-12-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 195
Posted By genejockey

"Brake sticks"? Isn't that what the guy from...

"Brake sticks"? Isn't that what the guy from Team Cinzano does to Dave in "Breaking Away"?
04-12-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,521
Posted By genejockey

There are a number of forums for watch...

There are a number of forums for watch collectors. It depends on what you're interested in. The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) is a good place to start.
04-12-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By genejockey

No suggestions, sorry. But when we lived in The...

No suggestions, sorry. But when we lived in The Richmond, we noticed that there is a pronounced "Rust Belt" in the last 5 blocks before the Great Highway. Cars looked like they came from upstate...
04-12-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By genejockey

I ran into that, too. It was supposed to be a 14...

I ran into that, too. It was supposed to be a 14 mile course, but I went 16 miles and it never said I'd finished. I assumed I'd missed it, and stopped. Later I found it had a 4 mile lead in. That...
04-12-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By genejockey

Not as scary for me as for those who were...

Not as scary for me as for those who were evacuated, but that one day when the whole sky was red in the middle of the day? Yeah, that was freaky.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

I think he said the place was in need of a john.

I think he said the place was in need of a john.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

A bunch of the bits I ordered for the Lotus...

A bunch of the bits I ordered for the Lotus restoration have arrived. That is, I'm told they arrived, by Ebay. I'm at actual work today, so I have to look busy for at least a few more hours before...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 990
Posted By genejockey

I was scraping millimeters-thick cruddy goo from...

I was scraping millimeters-thick cruddy goo from between the cogs of the cassette, not to mention the derailleur jockey wheels. In some places, it completely filled the space between the cogs, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 990
Posted By genejockey

I bought two old bikes recently, one from 1989...

I bought two old bikes recently, one from 1989 and the other from 1982, and based on my experience, the owners never cleaned the drivetrain, but simply poured on more lube. I suspect there's a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

Doesn't look so bad. Looks like a lot of...

Doesn't look so bad. Looks like a lot of sweepers, and there are nice open sight lines. My usual descent is through Redwood forest and the sightlines are pretty short.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

Puppet Show and Spinal Tap "What? We...

Puppet Show
and
Spinal Tap

"What? We were supposed to get top billing!"
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

Okay, A slice, sure. But if there are TWO...

Okay, A slice, sure. But if there are TWO slices, you have breakfast! Mmmmmmmmmm..... Cold pizza for breakfast......
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

Congrats! I, too, am looking for smaller belts. ...

Congrats! I, too, am looking for smaller belts. After New Years, and not regaining any of the weight I'd lost, I finally broke down and bought 'skinny pants' - just one size smaller, but I started...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

Can't find 'em on Ebay, though. I can find 52/42...

Can't find 'em on Ebay, though. I can find 52/42 all day long, from multiple groupsets. And of course, Sante being Sante, the chain rings for it aren't just plain aluminum. No, they've got a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

It's not so scenic where I ride, but it's not...

It's not so scenic where I ride, but it's not bad. This is Tripp Rd. in Woodside. ...
04-11-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,000
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, I did a Schwinn Circuit that was almost...

Yeah, I did a Schwinn Circuit that was almost like that. It had lived its life in garages, and all it was was dirty. The Supreme? Let's just say I'll have to spend some time matching paint.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

I actually DO like bugs. Just not that one.

I actually DO like bugs. Just not that one.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

That bug is...disturbing.

That bug is...disturbing.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 16,031
Posted By genejockey

Just got back from ~55 miles on the Circuit. It...

Just got back from ~55 miles on the Circuit. It was lots of fun, except maybe when I ran out of gears which happened A LOT. I'm wondering whether 1) Shimano ever made the Biopace rings in 53/39,...
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