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08-07-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 100
Posted By 79pmooney

I have heard several times that Peugeot tended to...

I have heard several times that Peugeot tended to make forks that appear bent because the rear of the blade taper is closer to parallel to the steerer than the front. Your photo looks quite in line...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,141
Posted By 79pmooney

"RACOON CRASH 2nd time ..." Feed that...

"RACOON CRASH 2nd time ..."

Feed that racoon 12 oz of beer and no wonder he's crashing! Buy the critter a helmet, please!

Racoons, skunks and porcupines - fun critters! Just not always on...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 313
Posted By 79pmooney

The skill I like seeing they are not throwing...

The skill I like seeing they are not throwing away - celestial navigation. Suppose a war starts. And say China has an interest counter to ours. Is it hard to believe that China might just sit...
08-06-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm thinking this is here to stay for a good long...

I'm thinking this is here to stay for a good long while. My guess (I hope to be proven wrong) is that active cases will be roughly what they are now this time next years and things will get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,532
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding the Forte LOOK copies made by...

I've been riding the Forte LOOK copies made by Wellgo the past 18 years. Good pedals. Zero issues. Now, I ride them with the black no-float cleats so I have no opinion on the float properties...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By 79pmooney

Or,you can just listen to posters who say that...

Or,you can just listen to posters who say that KoolStops are very good pads. Over and over again. Who knows. They might be on to something.
08-06-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 339
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding a long time. I've seen plenty of...

I've been riding a long time. I've seen plenty of crashes that started as the foot coming off the pedal, often when the rider has had a scare. If you are going fast, you usually fare a lot better...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 313
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny. Reminds me of my days living in Alameda...

Funny. Reminds me of my days living in Alameda when the Navy base was still operating. It had 2 carriers and surrounding fleets while I was there. When I arrived, 1979, it was Coral Seas and...
08-05-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By 79pmooney

My first fix gear ride, the pedals leveled me. ...

My first fix gear ride, the pedals leveled me. Literally. Three oncoming cars. I wanted to pull a left turn. Going ~20. (I was a novice racer). So I coasted, left pedal down. It shot me a...
08-05-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 156,005
Posted By 79pmooney

"glue on the base tape" - I'm sure they mean the...

"glue on the base tape" - I'm sure they mean the other base tape, the tape on the tire over the stitching. That tape must be glued securely before you mount the tire since its bond is just as...
08-05-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 608
Posted By 79pmooney

Memories. I got to see Ken Griffey make the...

Memories. I got to see Ken Griffey make the routine catch that has been replayed a thousand times - at the Randy Johnson pitched game against the Yankees; playoffs '95. I was sitting behind the...
Forum: Introductions
08-05-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By 79pmooney

Welcome. I only build bikes for my own riding...

Welcome. I only build bikes for my own riding but I have now done a few.

Suffolk, UK? I was born in Suffolk County, USA. (Boston, Massachusetts) Grew up in Norfolk County, just to the south...
08-05-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 807
Posted By 79pmooney

I trust you know the left pedal has left hand...

I trust you know the left pedal has left hand threads.
08-05-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,350
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't have a green thumb. I've eaten lots of...

I don't have a green thumb. I've eaten lots of those seeds and they never sprouted. I don't think I gave my thumb a chance. Spent too much of its childhood black and blue.
08-05-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By 79pmooney

Sure, I'd ride it on the trainer, I'd mark the...

Sure, I'd ride it on the trainer, I'd mark the crack ends with marker or tape and perhaps make an adjustment to my trainer setup so if I fell, I wouldn't suffer serious injury. If I did hit the...
08-05-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 156,005
Posted By 79pmooney

I have, quite literally, Last September's Cycle...

I have, quite literally, Last September's Cycle Oregon. Rained days 1 through 4. Not all the time but hard at times. Bike never saw the indoors. Spent nights beside the tent. Night 3 it rained...
08-05-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By 79pmooney

I have bikes set up 7-speed with the SunTour...

I have bikes set up 7-speed with the SunTour auto-trimming DT shifter (never can remember its name) and my best bike has 9-speed and Superbe DT shifters. I'm pretty certain the auto-trimmer would...
08-05-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,048
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you looked at race photos of 1970s...

Have you looked at race photos of 1970s criteriums? Easy to measure the lean angles of the bikes. That tells you the Gs pulled. All of that is provided by the very skinny tires pumped to 110-1290...
08-05-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,132
Posted By 79pmooney

I start exactly like you did in that first photo...

I start exactly like you did in that first photo except I run the tape in the opposite direction. That way the tape is running back across the top at the stem. Thin means my hands tend to tighten...
08-05-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 518
Posted By 79pmooney

I wouldn't say that was either. Losing a whole...

I wouldn't say that was either. Losing a whole bunch if people is just what happens if we don't suck it up, get our act together and be willing to make some personal sacrifices. If we keep muddling...
08-05-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,013
Posted By 79pmooney

Thie maniac doesn't do digital photos. If you...

Thie maniac doesn't do digital photos. If you want to come over and shoot some, please do.
08-05-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,013
Posted By 79pmooney

I ran those bottom Leotards for decades. Loved...

I ran those bottom Leotards for decades. Loved them except 1) the tab didn't go very far into the cleat and wore out cleats fast and 2) if you pulled hard to climb fix gear you loosened the peened...
08-05-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,708
Posted By 79pmooney

I spent my first two years of college living in...

I spent my first two years of college living in the football dorm so I know a little about the lifestyle that surrounds the college game. Between that lifestyle and the physical realities of the...
08-04-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,927
Posted By 79pmooney

That might be my quote. It was certainly a very...

That might be my quote. It was certainly a very early thought upon riding mine. Absolutely made to ride the English and European roads of that era. A throwback bike when it was built 50 years ago.
08-04-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,013
Posted By 79pmooney

I believe I saw that you (the OP) are using Campy...

I believe I saw that you (the OP) are using Campy SR pedals or similar. Two tricks that makes getting into pedals much easier. First, a big tab that is easy to flip. The little Campy point on the...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By 79pmooney

Memories! I rode with the Charles River...

Memories! I rode with the Charles River Wheelmen, raced for NEBC, worked at LifeCycle and Bicycle Exchange and crossed paths with him many times. But he was not yet a celebrity of our little...
08-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 353
Posted By 79pmooney

And seriously - really good food for all day...

And seriously - really good food for all day rides is a sandwich of whole wheat bread, natural peanut butter. and either bananas (I used to eat one of those on 100 mile races) or cheddar cheese and...
08-03-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 353
Posted By 79pmooney

Be aware - peanut butter is only effective on the...

Be aware - peanut butter is only effective on the bike when served with a proper peanut butter wrench. TA and Campagnolo both made very good ones.

Ben
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08-03-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,013
Posted By 79pmooney

If you love the shoes but hate the laces straps...

If you love the shoes but hate the laces straps (proof reader needed) - go to Tandy Leather, buy a grommet kit, cut off the straps and install laces. My two favorite pairs are de-strapped and laced....
08-03-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,013
Posted By 79pmooney

This is probably already said but here goes...

This is probably already said but here goes anyway. Those shoes are set up for LOOK stye 3-bolt cleats. Get the Exustar $20 aluminum track cleats. Probably the best slotted cleats ever made.
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08-03-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,220
Posted By 79pmooney

Rare, ie gently cooked, Might well be true.

Rare, ie gently cooked, Might well be true.
08-03-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,551
Posted By 79pmooney

There was a funny piece I read yesterday (NY...

There was a funny piece I read yesterday (NY Times?) where a doctor monitored his oxygen uptake while wearing a mask to document it made little difference then pointed out that COVID was known to...
08-03-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,551
Posted By 79pmooney

Two points. 1) a lot of the droplets the virus...

Two points. 1) a lot of the droplets the virus is on are larger and get stopped by lesser masks. 2) any mask at all goes a long ways to reducing viable aerosol on exhale. Won't protect you but it...
08-02-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 346
Posted By 79pmooney

That's it. No other chainstay has that rapid...

That's it. No other chainstay has that rapid neck down roughly an inch behind the chainstay bridge. I didn't pull out the ruler because being Raleigh, the exact measurement is meaningless. It'...
08-02-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 2,814
Posted By 79pmooney

What is your solution for riding in a spot with low reception?

Easy. To ride, I pedal. Never noticed reception made any difference at all. My cell phone lives in one of those cloth, folding wallets with velcro so it will never bounce out of my pocket and...
08-02-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 346
Posted By 79pmooney

Narhay, does your Competition have the chainstays...

Narhay, does your Competition have the chainstays that neck down a lot right behind the BB and continue almost as skinny as seatstays? HTose chainstays were drawn by Renolds exclusively for Raleigh...
08-02-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By 79pmooney

The good thing is that every derailleur works...

The good thing is that every derailleur works with friction shifters! Only questions are - does the shifter pull enough cable? If the shifter pulls a lot, do you have the manual dexterity to select...
08-02-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By 79pmooney

That derailleur may be salvageable. It looks...

That derailleur may be salvageable. It looks like the hanger is rotated up. If you loosen the quick release and straighten the hanger to align with the dropout, does the derailleur now line up and...
08-02-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,250
Posted By 79pmooney

There was a fairly good, fairly controlled...

There was a fairly good, fairly controlled experiment done 100 years ago in this country, The Spanish Flu and the responses to it in the near identical cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Radically...
08-01-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd be very surprised if your current rear...

I'd be very surprised if your current rear derailleur doesn't work just fine BUT:

Before you start, buy a chain with a removable link and a chain tool. (Almost every 7/8-speed chain out there has...
08-01-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By 79pmooney

Any Sanshin hub is likely to be 30-40 years old. ...

Any Sanshin hub is likely to be 30-40 years old. Plenty of time to have have several bearing cleanings, perhaps new balls and cones (which may or may not match the old ones.. Likewise washers and...
08-01-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By 79pmooney

Like you, I am 67. I haven't stopped riding, but...

Like you, I am 67. I haven't stopped riding, but I have observed my body changing. What was all day comfortable when I was 62 isn't now and I have to make real changes to bike fit. When I get off...
08-01-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,250
Posted By 79pmooney

Brakes - where do I stand?

Simple. I want brakes such that - if I stand on them I don't go over the handlebars. IE - not phenomenal amounts of power.

Now, I am old-school. I was taught about a decade and a half before...
08-01-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By 79pmooney

I find being cold makes shimmy far more likely. ...

I find being cold makes shimmy far more likely. Also scared or nervous. I have a 1000' fast descent on a favorite ride that can touch 50 mph (for this guy as aerodynamic and weight driven as a...
08-01-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By 79pmooney

I had TiCycles make me an 1/8" 17-21 to create a...

I had TiCycles make me an 1/8" 17-21 to create a mountain fixed 3-speed (46-any small cog down to 12, 42-17, 36-17 with an 1/8" triple up front. 3 separate chainlines. Works really well but took a...
07-31-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 622
Posted By 79pmooney

Go to the source? This tread hasn't even gone 5...

Go to the source? This tread hasn't even gone 5 pages yet. The journey is in seeking, not finding the answer. :)
07-31-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By 79pmooney

If you want to run these shifters with...

If you want to run these shifters with under-the-BB guides, you can make a kid's summer camp turks head ring around the downtube between the WB bosses. Use 1/8" cord. Cables won't touch the paint. ...
07-31-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,746
Posted By 79pmooney

That was sobering. Those camouflaged feds? That...

That was sobering. Those camouflaged feds? That scene was filmed 9 miles from home. I wasn't there because if I get this disease, my housemate near certain dies. My heart was there completely. ...
07-31-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By 79pmooney

I second the "ride it until it becomes a hassle. ...

I second the "ride it until it becomes a hassle. I ride rear tires until I see sidewall or cord issues, I see casing through the tread or its becoming flat prone..Fronts I have less of a rule for,...
07-31-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,900
Posted By 79pmooney

"exponentially" We use it so much and we are...

"exponentially" We use it so much and we are printing money so fast that in two years it will be worth 20 cents and cost $20.
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