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03-27-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By philbob57

Why Wheelmaster wheels? They don't look like an...

Why Wheelmaster wheels? They don't look like an upgrade to me. Do you need new wheels? If so, are your current hubs in good shape?

Have you considered building your own wheels? If you haven't done...
03-27-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By philbob57

Great story. Congratulations on a dream come true.

Great story. Congratulations on a dream come true.
03-26-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By philbob57

And check Craigslist. Lots of buyers don't use...

And check Craigslist. Lots of buyers don't use their trainers much, and some of those try to sell them.
03-26-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 22,064
Posted By philbob57

Not a big problem.:) Consider this, though - my...

Not a big problem.:) Consider this, though - my GS is 10, and he listens 90% to LPs, because that's what his Dad plays. I listened to LPs almost exclusively until the late '80s, when my son was in...
03-26-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By philbob57

What's wrong with your current bike? What...

What's wrong with your current bike?

What bikes can you test ride easily?

One person's comfort is another person's disaster. Responders to your query can tell you what they like, but not what...
03-25-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By philbob57

High 50s around here today, and sunny. I went out...

High 50s around here today, and sunny. I went out for my first ride of 2020 on my newly powder-coated frame. Only half of the bars is taped. I carried my water bottle and tools in a backpack because...
03-25-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 486
Posted By philbob57

Headset press; headset removal tools. Of course,...

Headset press; headset removal tools. Of course, a co-op should have all the tools listed so far.
03-25-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 22,064
Posted By philbob57

My son, an LP buyer, was born in 1972. Anybody...

My son, an LP buyer, was born in 1972. Anybody born in the '70s could have a kid with disposable income, and some of those are LP buyers. BTW, my son was not even a twinkle in my eye during the '60s....
03-25-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 22,064
Posted By philbob57

A lot of LP buyers weren't even twinkles in their...

A lot of LP buyers weren't even twinkles in their parents' eyes in the '60s. A lot of the buyers' parents weren't even a live in the '60s. Hardly re-enactors.

LPs are making money. Not as much as...
03-21-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By philbob57

Do you mean something like this?...

Do you mean something like this?...
03-20-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 103,166
Posted By philbob57

I am putting my bike back together after getting...

I am putting my bike back together after getting it back from powder coating. Headset binds slightly at about 9 or 10 o'clock, if straight ahead is noon.. The hell of it is that I don't know if it's...
03-20-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By philbob57

Depends on how long you want to keep your bike....

Depends on how long you want to keep your bike. I'd want metal with good sealed bearings for long term use.

I've used a version of the Freeriders for 5 years along with DMR V12s (I wanted a large...
03-18-20, 02:28 PM
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Posted By philbob57

Well, I need some help from an LBS, and they're...

Well, I need some help from an LBS, and they're closed, doing service by appointment and not calling back. I imagine they're swamped.
03-14-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,663
Posted By philbob57

I go faster than the slowest group my club has...

I go faster than the slowest group my club has rides for, and I go farther between stops. I'm too slow for the next faster group. Even if I start with a group, I end up riding solo.
03-14-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By philbob57

I just went through the learning process. This is...

I just went through the learning process. This is an outer Criterium ring with a 152 mm BCD and 43 tooth smallest inner chainring. It attaches directly to the crank. I believe there are adapters that...
03-14-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 911
Posted By philbob57

That means either you either sat on it wrong or,...

That means either you either sat on it wrong or, much more likely IMO, the saddle just doesn't fit you.

Per the Selle SMP patent application, genitalia need to be positioned in front of the...
03-14-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By philbob57

Needs more compression to stay on, so you need a...

Needs more compression to stay on, so you need a smaller bike and shorter legs, or bigger pump. Or a pump peg.:) I still use the HP that I bought in 1982. Great pumps.
03-12-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By philbob57

Have you seen an MD? Bleeding after 7 years would...

Have you seen an MD? Bleeding after 7 years would concern me.
03-12-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 911
Posted By philbob57

Where's the discomfort? Sit bones? Perineum?...

Where's the discomfort? Sit bones? Perineum? Numbness? Other? For numbness, I use a Selle SMP TRK - too much padding, but the design and dimensions of that seat worked for me for the last 3.5 years,...
03-12-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 17,115
Posted By philbob57

Ignorance gone to seed. For an interesting read...

Ignorance gone to seed. For an interesting read on what was done wrong during a pandemic, read The Great Influenza by John Barry.
03-09-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,021
Posted By philbob57

This looks like a great marketing tool for the...

This looks like a great marketing tool for the dying printed news industry. The name of the newspaper isn't relevant....
03-09-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,164
Posted By philbob57

Thanks, Canklecat. Young people do have a harder...

Thanks, Canklecat. Young people do have a harder time now than 30 years ago.
03-04-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By philbob57

The rule of thumb (BITD when C & V was modern)...

The rule of thumb (BITD when C & V was modern) was seat tube 9"-10" less than bike inseam, not pants inseam. If your pants are made to be 1.5" less than bike inseam, that means a 63 cm frame is 8 cm...
03-04-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By philbob57

Seat height correct?

Seat height correct?
03-04-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,780
Posted By philbob57

Very sorry to read this, TiHabanero. Best of luck...

Very sorry to read this, TiHabanero. Best of luck in finding your next gig.

Finding a new job is 'full time' work in a way, but you get to have longer breaks. Enjoy the rides.

What do you think...
03-03-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By philbob57

I got a 28 tooth ring from Velo Duo...

I got a 28 tooth ring from Velo Duo Cycles,.triple bolts and more from deux jambes, an excellent person to buy from.
Jacco, Thanks for the info on the rings with dual drilling. I have 2, and I...
03-03-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By philbob57

'Cyclotouriste' is listed as both masculine and...

'Cyclotouriste' is listed as both masculine and feminine in 2 French-English online dictionaries. Go figure. If only we brought back classical Latin, which follows rules so much more closely than...
03-02-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By philbob57

There are plenty of new Cyclotouriste chainrings...

There are plenty of new Cyclotouriste chainrings available in even sizes. It looks like TA is still making them.

Blackbirdsf.org is a good site for TA info. Is that Joel Bland's new site?.
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03-02-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By philbob57

I wish I had known this earlier - TA Cyclotouriste

I think this may be old news to cognoscenti, but it might help a person who's new to the TA Cyclotouriste world. I'm bot a longtime TA Cyclotouriste user and a newbie. I put a new Cyclotouriste on my...
03-02-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By philbob57

Or ask in the ISO/trade thread, except, probably,...

Or ask in the ISO/trade thread, except, probably, the same people who would respond in the trade thread are probably looking here already. Good luck.

BTW, you might try European ebays.
02-29-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By philbob57

Gravel for that beauty? Sure, but I hope it goes...

Gravel for that beauty? Sure, but I hope it goes to a roadie.

OK. OK. Maybe the Italian roads weren't all that great in the '60s.:)
02-26-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,940
Views: 241,608
Posted By philbob57

Ohboyohboyohboy! I'm taking my frame to a powder...

Ohboyohboyohboy! I'm taking my frame to a powder coater tomorrow, so I've wrenched every part off. Can't afford wet paint, but I'm intrigued by the probable extra durability of PC.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By philbob57

Selle SMP. Look for the patent application -...

Selle SMP. Look for the patent application - there are a couple of diagrams that show how you're supposed to sit on it, with your sensitive bits hanging out over the beak. Especially with Selle SMP,...
02-21-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,017
Posted By philbob57

1) Thanks for the ad, T-Mar. Now I'm thinking I...

1) Thanks for the ad, T-Mar. Now I'm thinking I got my Racer-Mate-II for my birthday in 1983. I subscribed to Bicycling at the time, and I went to Turin the day after I saw the ad.

2) I built my...
02-15-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By philbob57

If your proportions are too far from average, you...

If your proportions are too far from average, you can't buy the right size off the rack. I have the opposite problem - relatively shorter legs, longer torso. One of the reasons I ride a 1973 English...
02-13-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,017
Posted By philbob57

Thanks, T-Mar, for remembering and posting the...

Thanks, T-Mar, for remembering and posting the actual name of the product. Count me among those who appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge of bicycling history.
02-12-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,017
Posted By philbob57

I would have included the photo below in my...

I would have included the photo below in my earlier post, but I used the wrong search argument, so I didn't find it.

The Skid-Lid version is far more refined than mine, which is:...
02-12-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 502
Posted By philbob57

You might have a local bike club. If it's big...

You might have a local bike club. If it's big enough, it will have rides for riders at various skill and fitness levels. My club starts with casual rides at 10-12 mph, up to 25 miles. That is, they...
02-12-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,017
Posted By philbob57

Thanks for the comforting information. As you can...

Thanks for the comforting information. As you can imagine, given my style of riding, I'm not worried about metal fatigue.:) I've never crashed it, and it hasn't been ridden in the rain much. I was a...
02-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,017
Posted By philbob57

Frame too whippy?

I've got a 1973 MKM frame that I'd like to powdercoat, but I don't want to put money into it unless it's still good.

When I use my trainer (original turbotrainer ca. 1984), I notice the rear end...
02-04-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,199
Posted By philbob57

I was a member of the Arlington County bike club...

I was a member of the Arlington County bike club in VA '79-'81. Rides started just outside Arlington National Cemetery close to the Lee mansion at the top of a hill. It was easy to exceed the speed...
02-01-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,119
Posted By philbob57

When the battery isn't user-replaceable, I'd go...

When the battery isn't user-replaceable, I'd go for a new unit, if only to get the maximum battery life.
01-23-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 503
Posted By philbob57

Another version is:...

Another version is:...
01-19-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,833
Posted By philbob57

I used a Lezyne Macro all of last year, and I was...

I used a Lezyne Macro all of last year, and I was happy with it. The main reason I wen to a GPS device was that I wanted to manage my heart rate, and the lowest cost Cateye with HR got lousy reviews....
01-12-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By philbob57

If your problem stems fromm putting too much...

If your problem stems fromm putting too much weight on your hands/wrists/elbows/shoulders, the cure might be more core strength to enable you to hold yourself up more effectively.

But that 'just...
01-08-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,712
Posted By philbob57

1500 miles, a 77 km (age +1) ride by the last...

1500 miles, a 77 km (age +1) ride by the last week in July
01-02-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By philbob57

Mercian is pretty capable, too.

Mercian is pretty capable, too.
01-02-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By philbob57

If you use your foot to pres on the pedal wrench,...

If you use your foot to pres on the pedal wrench, you'll be able to to apply more power than just using your arm. The trick is making sure you're trying to move the pedals the right direction. Check...
01-02-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By philbob57

Kucharik offers real chamois.pads -...

Kucharik offers real chamois.pads - https://www.kucharikclothing.com/we-replace-pads-leather-chamois-pad-6-p-343.html?osCsid=9m26obudhqrq61ptfcess0bhc1
12-27-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By philbob57

I moved to Evanston in 1981 with an Atala...

I moved to Evanston in 1981 with an Atala Competizione that was ridable but needed a headset. Turin made an appointment for the service! Later that year, after my bike was stolen the week before the...
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