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12-12-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 985
Posted By Road Fan

I have the tubular version of that tire - marked...

I have the tubular version of that tire - marked 27 and it measures 27 on tubular rims. My mid'80s Mondonico is certainly a steel race bike, and the wheels fit perfectly with about 5 mm clearance at...
12-12-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By Road Fan

I have to also go back to "most of this just...

I have to also go back to "most of this just doesn't matter," echoing Ben.

I haven't gone to a top class tubular for a long time. I have a handful of Challenge Parigi-Roubaix 27 mm which seem to...
12-11-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks, I think I got that part. What I'm...

Thanks, I think I got that part. What I'm suggesting is that once it's on and lined up laterally, you could try just riding it for a week and see if it smooths. As long as the bump isn't perhaps ¼"...
12-11-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 371
Posted By Road Fan

Why is it a problem for the Raids to be a lot...

Why is it a problem for the Raids to be a lot wider than the Racer? I thought the underlying point of 650b was to have a much larger air chamber with the tire diameter not exceeding that of the 700c...
12-11-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By Road Fan

I have to gently throw a few firecrackers. ...

I have to gently throw a few firecrackers. First, how do you know that rolling tubulars in Crits is wierdly common? any data? Second, criterium racing is not what most of us do on our road bikes...
12-11-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By Road Fan

I think the problem of gluing them perfectly is...

I think the problem of gluing them perfectly is over-thought. Once the tire is on the glue and is visibly reasonably even, it just needs to be inflated - first about 40 psi, make adjustments, then...
12-11-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 350
Posted By Road Fan

No, that strikes me as quintessentially...

No, that strikes me as quintessentially Midwestern!
12-11-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 350
Posted By Road Fan

Hear, hear! Say what?

Hear, hear! Say what?
12-11-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 350
Posted By Road Fan

I remember that! Almost like a type of dharma...

I remember that! Almost like a type of dharma yoga! The meditation is found in the nonverbal mind dealing directly with the elements and actions of the task
12-11-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 350
Posted By Road Fan

Yep, I was thinking about that book not long ago,...

Yep, I was thinking about that book not long ago, and scored a "new" copy in a resale store!

Back when it almost made me go out and buy a Honda 360 vertical twin - guess I missed the point on the...
12-10-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By Road Fan

Other tires worth considering: Panasonic Pasela. ...

Other tires worth considering: Panasonic Pasela. Made by the same company that makes the Compass tires - supple but not as supple, much cheaper, very strong and robust, and often true to size. It's...
12-07-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Road Fan

Same stack and reach are good indications of...

Same stack and reach are good indications of being able to replicate the fit of one on another.
12-07-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Road Fan

Do these sites have guidance for knowing what are...

Do these sites have guidance for knowing what are the limits of stack and reach that you can use?
12-07-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 498
Posted By Road Fan

Could you have just said "I don't get these...

Could you have just said "I don't get these sprockets. How do I get them off?"
12-06-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,895
Posted By Road Fan

But a different fork does not alter the head tube...

But a different fork does not alter the head tube angle, unless it raises or lowers the head tube relative to previously. And the effects of those small changes are very difficult to see in a...
12-06-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,895
Posted By Road Fan

To the OP: I won't argue about leaving it alone...

To the OP: I won't argue about leaving it alone if there's no strong indication of bending, but it's worthwhile to make sure your frame tubes, including the fork, are not kinked, ie they actually do...
12-05-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,318
Posted By Road Fan

Do you have recovery in your plan? Adding more...

Do you have recovery in your plan? Adding more recovery might be healthy, if you don't have much.
12-05-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,895
Posted By Road Fan

Based on the DT decal I think it's early 1970s,...

Based on the DT decal I think it's early 1970s, which would mean the rake should not look steep - it should be like 72 or 73 degrees. It could be a bent frame, bent fork, or ... just an illusion.
12-03-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Road Fan

lots of variations! Zinn had one where he used a...

lots of variations! Zinn had one where he used a 2” dowel as a pull up, with a line level glued to it to sense levelness. I don’t recall how he did the vertical measurement, which is the key point...
12-03-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Road Fan

PM sent!

PM sent!
12-03-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 335
Posted By Road Fan

Trek sourced those headsets with the plastic and...

Trek sourced those headsets with the plastic and metal parts in those days - one came to me new on my 1984 610. Yours is probably original. If you keep it lubed it should last numerous more...
12-03-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,883
Posted By Road Fan

I like it! Very Mercian!

I like it! Very Mercian!
12-02-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Road Fan

OP is asking about a measurement. There are old...

OP is asking about a measurement. There are old ways and there are new ways, but one I've seen a lot is as follows.

Stand barefoot on a hard floor with your back against a wall. Don't wear...
12-02-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Road Fan

Hers is very conventional: 52-39-30. It's...

Hers is very conventional: 52-39-30. It's aluminum and it's Powertorque.

Her rear cluster is 11-29, so the wrapup is 22+18 = 40 T. With a 50-34 and an 11-34 it will wrap 16+23 = 39, so the...
12-02-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks, Steve, I agree!

Thanks, Steve, I agree!
12-01-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Road Fan

To add clarity, the axis of the dyno's spinning...

To add clarity, the axis of the dyno's spinning should go directly through the wheel axle center.

Also, these generators are VERY simple machines. It should be possible to see where to apply a...
12-01-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Road Fan

Campy CX versus CT?

I know the Compact 11 speed double chainsets fairly well. i know that the CX has 46/36 rings rather than 50/34. Are there any other differences, beyond graphics?

I want to replace an Athena Triple...
11-30-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 118,786
Posted By Road Fan

Re the 3-speed: careful of the drillings! I had...

Re the 3-speed: careful of the drillings! I had trouble finding a 40/32 pair for my Rudge. I could still go for 36 on the front with a more modern hub if I cold-set the fork, but I found a 40/32...
11-30-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 118,786
Posted By Road Fan

Recently (past 10 years) I've used Shoe Goo as a...

Recently (past 10 years) I've used Shoe Goo as a filler for tread blemishes.

I think the little wire dingus is for pushing the innertube into the tire carcass as you finish the sewing. I use an...
11-30-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 118,786
Posted By Road Fan

I haven't tried Pacenti, but sounds worth it on...

I haven't tried Pacenti, but sounds worth it on my next build.

At the time of this touring build, I was out of work and at the bottom of the budget. The rim change was just about the only new...
11-30-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 118,786
Posted By Road Fan

Just sharing info, bud! Do what you want. ...

Just sharing info, bud! Do what you want.

What it all means is, if you want to replace a Mavic GP-4 or tubular rim with the same ERD with a clincher using the same spoke pattern, you can use...
11-29-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 118,786
Posted By Road Fan

Another one that I believe would match is the...

Another one that I believe would match is the tubular Mavic GP-4, FWIW.
11-28-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 118,786
Posted By Road Fan

I did this! I had a set of wheels, 32 hole...

I did this! I had a set of wheels, 32 hole Shimano 6207 freewheel low flange hubs with Mavic MA-40 14 mm clincher rims. I needed to make a set of wheels with 18 mm rims to better support a set of...
11-28-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,217
Posted By Road Fan

AND my Masi ("Faliero Masi") counts. Wonder if...

AND my Masi ("Faliero Masi") counts. Wonder if either of my Mondonicos have an Antonio signature? And if my Woodrup has a sig?
11-28-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,217
Posted By Road Fan

Dave, love that Dei! What is the saddle?

Dave, love that Dei! What is the saddle?
11-27-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 12,694
Posted By Road Fan

But in the run-up to a primary, it could start at...

But in the run-up to a primary, it could start at the Iowa borders! --- lol!
11-17-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By Road Fan

How did these compare to the Raleigh Super...

How did these compare to the Raleigh Super Lenton/Rudge Aero Special models? I have a 1952 Rudge, not on the road yet.
11-17-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Road Fan

In the past I've liked Vittoria Mastik better...

In the past I've liked Vittoria Mastik better than Continental. Better than those was Tufo Extreme, but I think Velox Jantex tape is the best so far.

I should add, I have not, even in ancient...
11-17-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,548
Posted By Road Fan

I like these suggestions! I was thinking...

I like these suggestions!

I was thinking possibly he could tweak teh cage a bit (maybe you can tell I'm not a professional!). on the bottom edge of teh inner cage plate where the cage presses on...
11-17-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By Road Fan

No, very high standards, IMO. I have a set of...

No, very high standards, IMO. I have a set of Veloce aluminum levers that ratchet MANY steps on the left shifter, and can shift up or dump nearly the entire 10 speed width.
11-16-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By Road Fan

Serious, this is decent advice, at least an...

Serious, this is decent advice, at least an important consideration. I have a few older hubs - 1951 AW, a slightly newer FM, and a FG in similar condition. So far it looks like all will fit the OLD...
11-16-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By Road Fan

Well, no. You said you have no experience with...

Well, no. You said you have no experience with it so I chose to contribute my assessment.
11-16-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By Road Fan

Look at the numbers - AC is a very close ratio...

Look at the numbers - AC is a very close ratio hub. I like a go-fast too, but this is go really fast! I'm readying to get my Rudge Aero Special back together and it was designed as a go-fast (Super...
11-16-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By Road Fan

What are the ratios of an AC? Found them! ...

What are the ratios of an AC?

Found them!

AC: +6.7%, 0, -7.7%
AM: +15.6%, 0, -13.5%
AW: +33.3%, 0, -25%

For shopping and errands, I'd suggest the AW. Assuming 46/16 sprockets and a 26"...
11-16-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,191
Posted By Road Fan

You mean the Lyotard Berthet? They need toeclips.

You mean the Lyotard Berthet? They need toeclips.
11-15-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By Road Fan

Again, width and the steepness of the transition...

Again, width and the steepness of the transition from wide to narrow may not be the same solution. Changing width is worth a try, but so is moving it back.
11-14-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Road Fan

Hmmmm Robbie, I could most likely do Brazen as an...

Hmmmm Robbie, I could most likely do Brazen as an alternative ...
11-14-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Road Fan

I could do this - about 3 hours one way!

I could do this - about 3 hours one way!
11-14-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By Road Fan

Not to argue too much with the "too wide"...

Not to argue too much with the "too wide" hypothesis, but it could also be te shape, as I said. And the test for that is really simple - slide it back temporarily.
11-13-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By Road Fan

My statement should have emphasized the contact...

My statement should have emphasized the contact point geometry. If you level the frame (tires inflated, wheels on a level floor), drop a plumb line exactly through the BB axis with the frame level,...
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