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07-07-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 124
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Posted By 79pmooney

Yup. My favorite bike - what the pros might have...

Yup. My favorite bike - what the pros might have raced 30 years ago had gears and freewheels never been invented - a custom ti road fix gear. Sewups and my form of 43 years ago and it would be good...
07-07-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,773
Posted By 79pmooney

I answered the thread earlier, but I just...

I answered the thread earlier, but I just realized the real breaking point for me - bibs. A solution to a problem that already had a working solution and this new one added another. So I never...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By 79pmooney

I think I last wore shorts with a chamois 30...

I think I last wore shorts with a chamois 30 years ago (a very old pair). I've been choosing to let those chamoises live and use their synthetic replacements. (And no,I am not a saint. A whole...
07-07-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By 79pmooney

Did the Manhattan Project have a point man? A...

Did the Manhattan Project have a point man? A guy in charge?
07-07-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 341
Posted By 79pmooney

If you don't have it already, seriously consider...

If you don't have it already, seriously consider carrying a Pedros Trixie fix gear wrench. Makes the chain swap very easy and clean. Tool has a very good hub nut wrench so you can leave what you...
07-07-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By 79pmooney

What we really need is for those competing...

What we really need is for those competing coronaviruses to go out into the parking lot and have it out. Starting with fists and going to knives, then guns. The common cold has a lot to lose here. ...
07-07-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By 79pmooney

A vaccine to the market?

Novavax has just been given the go ahead to produce a vaccine.

"The U.S. will pay the vaccine maker Novavax $1.6 billion to develop 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by early 2021, the...
07-07-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By 79pmooney

A question, Juan. Were the spreaders at that...

A question, Juan. Were the spreaders at that wedding and hotel wearing masks? Was everyone else wearing masks? (If they were, it would be interesting to know how good the masks were but that's a...
07-07-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd expect heart attacks to be up because of...

I'd expect heart attacks to be up because of COVID. It can go to the blood and blood vessels and we know it can cause strokes. The heart is pretty dependent on a reliable blood supply to do its...
07-07-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 205
Posted By 79pmooney

I've used Wellgo DELTA cleats for years (as both...

I've used Wellgo DELTA cleats for years (as both Wellgo and Forte). I cannot tell the difference between those and the LOOKs once they are on my shoes. I haven't used any Exustar cleats except...
07-06-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 341
Posted By 79pmooney

I love riding fix gear, I love riding hills. ...

I love riding fix gear, I love riding hills. I'm in my 60s and have had chronic knee issues the past 40 years. 9 years ago I had a custom fix gear built that had a road style dropout but long...
07-06-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By 79pmooney

I started having similar sounding hand issues in...

I started having similar sounding hand issues in my 60s. Right hand more than my left. Measured up my best bike, the main culprit. Oops! Right brake lever was higher than the left. Lowered the left a...
07-06-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,691
Posted By 79pmooney

1950s? If it's never been done, it wouldn't...

1950s? If it's never been done, it wouldn't surprise me. Look at the photos of Major Taylor. He was riding toeclips, straps and slotted cleats 120 years ago. Plus those early Tour de France...
07-06-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,691
Posted By 79pmooney

Yup. Actually in sprints, you don't think about...

Yup. Actually in sprints, you don't think about it, you just use what you've got. But I've favored my big thigh muscles and concentrated on the rest of the stroke (back, up and across the top) while...
07-06-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,070
Posted By 79pmooney

For me, when I discovered a weird line of spots...

For me, when I discovered a weird line of spots following a rib while I dressed in cycling gear to ride home froo work. Stopped at Medical on the way out. The nurse diagnosed it instantly, told me...
07-06-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you used the Velox brand tape in a width...

Have you used the Velox brand tape in a width that runs the width of the bottom flat of the rim? They make a wide range of widths. I've even taken a wider width and cut the roll with a very sharp...
07-06-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,489
Posted By 79pmooney

The NFL and NBA should take lessons from the...

The NFL and NBA should take lessons from the industry that is back to work and has established rules and routines to keep workers safe. The sex industry. (They've already been thorough this once...
07-06-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By 79pmooney

I look at caffeine a s a drug. Read about it as...

I look at caffeine a s a drug. Read about it as such in 1977 when I was starting my most serious year of racing and put it and white surgar/sucrose on the forbidden list. (I took pride in riding...
07-05-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,489
Posted By 79pmooney

I went to the farmers market yesterday. They...

I went to the farmers market yesterday. They require masks. Area is roped off and they keep count. Almost all wore masks at least close to properly, many had really good ones and I saw quite a few...
07-04-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,070
Posted By 79pmooney

In the '90s I was close to someone with a genetic...

In the '90s I was close to someone with a genetic disease similar to sickle cell (but far less common; she was Asian). I watched her go through crisis. Knew of her diagnoses, first of sickle cell,...
07-04-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,070
Posted By 79pmooney

Sickle cells effect of protecting its carriers...

Sickle cells effect of protecting its carriers against malaria is mechanical. A person in active crisis has blood hemoglobin so dysfunctional that it does not have enough oxygen to support the...
07-04-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,489
Posted By 79pmooney

But humans did bring infected wild animals to a...

But humans did bring infected wild animals to a crowded market, animals that could have simply been left to themselves. The chain of bats to humans takes some effort on our part. (We have also used...
07-03-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By 79pmooney

Find the reason for the flats. First find the...

Find the reason for the flats. First find the flat on the tube. The hole itself may tell you the cause, If not, match it up with the tire and rim. Look for the cause there. The causes could be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,084
Posted By 79pmooney

I've never tracked average speed. I find it...

I've never tracked average speed. I find it depressing. I have never been able to lift it to the level of above average. No matter how fast I ride, it stays just average. :( (Had to say that.)
07-03-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By 79pmooney

And while we are on bats - this weekend is...

And while we are on bats - this weekend is supposed to be Portland's Waterfront Blues Festival, something I have done many times. The crows bring insects. Insects bring the flying insecticides,...
07-03-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,021
Posted By 79pmooney

I rode 35 miles last evening with two Cliff bars...

I rode 35 miles last evening with two Cliff bars in my pocket. Came home and set them aside for the next ride. On a 50 mile ride I might eat them. 70 miles, them and a PB sandwich. But I often...
07-03-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 529
Posted By 79pmooney

Texas needs to take a lesson from Alabama. Get...

Texas needs to take a lesson from Alabama. Get the universities involved. With the focused energy of students, that high bar doesn't have a chance.
07-03-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By 79pmooney

MERS is a coronavirus also. But also a learning...

MERS is a coronavirus also. But also a learning experience for those bats. The next generation left their wax in the cave.
07-03-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 147,851
Posted By 79pmooney

Like smantanaro, I find the hand brush works well...

Like smantanaro, I find the hand brush works well except on fendered bikes. That rear wheel, already prone to more flats just being a rear wheel, never gets brushed. Tiresavers are a real plus...
07-03-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 My dad told me how to adjust the AW when I...

+1 My dad told me how to adjust the AW when I was 10. A long time ago. He rode that hub in the Depression using that adjustment without issue. Set it, check it every so often and ride without...
07-03-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,999
Posted By 79pmooney

I've never used the ti cages but from what I've...

I've never used the ti cages but from what I've heard, it's a toss between the materials as far as holding the bottles.
07-02-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 Recently I've read several books on civilian...

+1 Recently I've read several books on civilian life in Germany in the World Wars. We've never seen anything remotely close except the Civil War and even there, many not in combat zones still had...
07-02-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By 79pmooney

I could be wrong but I think the Icarus bats...

I could be wrong but I think the Icarus bats started MERS and that these are different ones.
07-02-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By 79pmooney

I get confused. Which side are the haters and...

I get confused. Which side are the haters and propagandists on?

I'll guess the vast majority are male, including inside the world of science, medicine and research. The woman who observed that...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By 79pmooney

Wouldn't to be best to not face the BB a second...

Wouldn't to be best to not face the BB a second time after paint until the bottom bracket to be used is selected? Phil Wood BBs for example do not touch the shell face so leaving it painted both...
07-02-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm guessing a factor that lower the overall...

I'm guessing a factor that lower the overall death rate is fewer car accidents, probably near offsetting increased deaths from postponing doctors visits, etc.

I'll also guess none of this is news...
07-02-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By 79pmooney

Not a Beyoncé fan except; I watched the Movie...

Not a Beyoncé fan except; I watched the Movie "Cadillac Records" about Chess Records that recorded so many blues musicians in the 50s and 60s (and put Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters on the...
07-01-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,289
Posted By 79pmooney

I voted "road" but only because I own the bike. ...

I voted "road" but only because I own the bike. My Peter Mooney. Built to: handle either 700c or 27" wheels with cantilevers set halfway between. Room to big tires and fenders. (Design...
07-01-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By 79pmooney

No, the corona viruses are called that because...

No, the corona viruses are called that because they come from the corona of our sun. The sun throws off all sorts of particles and waves. It also is known to get sick. Sun spots. Radio operators...
07-01-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 629
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny, black cloth was my 1st thought. A few of...

Funny, black cloth was my 1st thought. A few of my bikes have seen other colors but black has been my mainstay since the early '70s and on ever bike I raced. Now none of those bikes were vintage. ...
07-01-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By 79pmooney

I've paid zero attention to the Velox wet or dry...

I've paid zero attention to the Velox wet or dry issues on my bikes - ever. I've ridden many wheels through puddles far deeper than the rims. In fact nearly to the bottom bracket. Get home, maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 767
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah,, like vane above says, fix gears buck until...

Yeah,, like vane above says, fix gears buck until you have tamed your reflexes. Mine did and threw me first ride. And hence my advice re: lowering your seat. With real bend in your legs, the bucks...
07-01-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, a lot of good lights out there, I am now...

Yeah, a lot of good lights out there, I am now using a NightRider 1100 something that has very good run time and many options for brightness (to 1100 lumens) and cost around $110. I bought last...
07-01-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 147,851
Posted By 79pmooney

Those are for recessed brakes. Narrow end is the...

Those are for recessed brakes. Narrow end is the recessed hut, Bigger end is threaded one size larger (and you may have to drill fenders, etc. for it). The large size is also milled for a 6mm allen...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 767
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 I ride toeclips because my ongoing nightmare...

+1 I ride toeclips because my ongoing nightmare is unclipping one foot going downhill at 200+ RPM. (Run the numbers and you will see that 42 x 17 at 100 RPM on a 700c wheel gives yo u20 MPH. So...
07-01-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By 79pmooney

One sobering take I got from that study. Say I...

One sobering take I got from that study. Say I acquire those T-cells. Say I now expose myself again and the new virus goes to my lungs. Those T-cells now kill the infected cells on my lungs and...
07-01-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By 79pmooney

Clifford, rode past a bar last night and heard...

Clifford, rode past a bar last night and heard the voices of a good time. Couldn't see in so I don't now how full they were or masks or distancing but it was the sound of alcohol and good times. 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 767
Posted By 79pmooney

My first fix gear ride, I coasted to let three...

My first fix gear ride, I coasted to let three oncoming cars pass before I took a left turn. Locked my knee. Forward speed turned instantly into a vertical bunny hop. I remember being fully aware...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 767
Posted By 79pmooney

I am a huge fan of fix gear road bikes. Been...

I am a huge fan of fix gear road bikes. Been riding them 45 years and over half my lifetime mileage. I raced in the '70s. My club's vets told me I had to take my second bike (Peugeot UO-8 at the...
07-01-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 The eyelets are there because the rim...

+1 The eyelets are there because the rim material is thin enough that spokes will very likely cause cracking without them. There are rims without the eyelets but those rims have more material in...
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