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09-25-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 776
Posted By Phil_gretz

Wash the bike? Um, nope. For road bikes, I wipe...

Wash the bike? Um, nope. For road bikes, I wipe down the frame only when the bike is up on the stand for service. Otherwise, I let the frame alone.

Keep the drivetrain clean and lubricated? ...
09-25-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,315
Posted By Phil_gretz

This is it in ten words. Especially when riding...

This is it in ten words. Especially when riding the fine line between being in the single directional lane of traffic and being in the parked car door zone. The mirror tells me when the risks of...
09-25-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Phil_gretz

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I did vaguely...

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I did vaguely recall something like this. I've gone with a MicroShift branded front road triple that will work with the shifters. Phil
09-24-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Phil_gretz

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The Accushift stuff will go into the parts bin. It apoears to be indexing...
09-24-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Phil_gretz

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I will keep the Blaze calipers on it.
09-24-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Phil_gretz

New Build - RestoMod Schwinn

Some sort of late 80s/early 90s LeTour sporting 3x7 Accushift. This is for a friend of my daughter's, for that girl's fiancee for Christmas.

It'll be upgraded to MicroShift STI, with new...
09-24-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,315
Posted By Phil_gretz

Bar end mirror on my commuter left side. Just...

Bar end mirror on my commuter left side. Just glance down, and there's a good field of vision behind.

Handlebar mounted Zefal mirror beneath my left brake lever (in the hook) on my tourer. Not...
09-24-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,161
Posted By Phil_gretz

This is an amazingly poorly-informed statement. ...

This is an amazingly poorly-informed statement. Do some research on the history of wheat. The transition from decentralized mills to centralized milling, and the subsequent separation of...
09-24-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 781,359
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ 1988. If I recall correctly, only '87 and '88...

^ 1988. If I recall correctly, only '87 and '88 came in this color. The '88 is unique in that it features more yellow in the decals.
09-24-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 662
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ awesome left side crank and steep quill stem on...

^ awesome left side crank and steep quill stem on that rig. Love it.
09-24-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 662
Posted By Phil_gretz

Progressive layering as most have suggested. It...

Progressive layering as most have suggested. It has taken me decades to learn how to not overdress.

- anything above 70 degrees: summer wear as appropriate and comfortable
- 60 to 70: summer...
09-24-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,564
Posted By Phil_gretz

Yay! Another forum poster on my ignore list...

Yay! Another forum poster on my ignore list...
09-24-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By Phil_gretz

If you really want to tour with this, then you'll...

If you really want to tour with this, then you'll need to change the crankset to something wider range. Possibly a Sugino AT triple, with some thought to the gear ranges you'll want (affects which...
09-24-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By Phil_gretz

I was going to say, and the S-10S has them, that...

I was going to say, and the S-10S has them, that the OP should remove the stem shifters and replace with SunTour barcons as above. I'd also recommend that he remove the extension levers, grind down...
09-24-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 781,359
Posted By Phil_gretz

My 1988 Fuji Saratoga

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All bags are removed, as it's been seeing local recreational riding...
09-23-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,019
Posted By Phil_gretz

Touring.

Touring.
09-23-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,741
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife and I have a small two-car garage. Cars...

My wife and I have a small two-car garage. Cars always in the garage. In our neighborhood, cars left outside will eventually be vandalized or broken into for pocket change. We would only leave a...
09-23-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 814
Posted By Phil_gretz

I thought thehammerdog had just taken a bad...

I thought thehammerdog had just taken a bad fall, causing him to back off on aggressive riding. That's happened to me in mountain biking. Now in my 60s, I'm not nearly as reckless as I was in my...
09-22-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,456
Posted By Phil_gretz

Yup. I refurbished a give-away 24" wheeled 1x7...

Yup. I refurbished a give-away 24" wheeled 1x7 suspension bike to give from one neighbor to another. So many parts beat-in or bent, such soft steel. It is working now.

I still re-assemble 3 or...
09-22-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,456
Posted By Phil_gretz

I get asked this a few times per year: "Can you...

I get asked this a few times per year: "Can you find me a [nice] road bike within a $300 budget?" This is sometimes a recreational-level MTB request as well. Knowing my abilities and unwillingness...
09-22-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,456
Posted By Phil_gretz

As always (the linked bike not withstanding), the...

As always (the linked bike not withstanding), the discussion remains in the abstract. The practical question that the OP skirted is what he wants the bike to do; what his mechanical abilities, tools...
09-21-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,089
Posted By Phil_gretz

You'll never be on my ignore list. But watch...

You'll never be on my ignore list. But watch yourself...
09-18-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 813
Posted By Phil_gretz

The OP hit an edge without unweighting his rear...

The OP hit an edge without unweighting his rear wheel, and he blew it out. It had nothing to do with steel bridges, per se, but rather had to do with the depth of the square lip over which he rolled...
09-18-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By Phil_gretz

I recommend that you ask the moderators to move...

I recommend that you ask the moderators to move this thread to the Classic and Vintage sub-group. You may be able to list clues there that will allow the experts to solve this mystery.
Forum: Foo
09-17-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,513
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife and I left Southern California in 1992. ...

My wife and I left Southern California in 1992. It was a brilliant decision in retrospect. At the time, we thought it necessary. We're glad to be free of the many negative aspects of living there....
09-17-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By Phil_gretz

Okay. So you consider wanting matching wheels to...

Okay. So you consider wanting matching wheels to be "vain and overly fixated on appearances" to the point of form over function. Wait, in both of my examples, wheels for a car and faucets for a...
09-17-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By Phil_gretz

Would you put mismatched wheels on your car? ...

Would you put mismatched wheels on your car?

Would your wife allow you to put mismatched faucets in a dual sink bathroom?

You get the point, I hope.
09-16-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Phil_gretz

Your ride sounds like fun. Gorilla tape FTW.

Your ride sounds like fun.

Gorilla tape FTW.
09-16-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,087
Posted By Phil_gretz

[yawn] Oh, sorry. I was napping. What is the...

[yawn] Oh, sorry. I was napping. What is the question again?

Yes. Brakes. I'm in favor of them. Except if you're a fixed gear rider and a stud, or a track rider, or both. Then, they'd be optional....
09-16-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By Phil_gretz

You want to intentionally ride a bike with...

You want to intentionally ride a bike with mismatched wheels. For what? A savings of $20. I would never do that. Find other places to save the $20. Skip beer for a week. Mow someone's lawn....
09-16-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 709
Posted By Phil_gretz

If the OP is riding a 559 knobby tire on a MTB...

If the OP is riding a 559 knobby tire on a MTB over paved surfaces, it's not going to be much fun no matter what the tire pressure. But he doesn't give us his body weight, the surfaces over which...
09-15-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,247
Posted By Phil_gretz

Let's see... Gdubeck joins to ask his first...

Let's see...

Gdubeck joins to ask his first question: "should I convert my Mongoose MTB to drop bars with 12-speed 105 components?"

and now...

buchro joins to ask his first question: ...
09-15-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 920
Posted By Phil_gretz

I can see keeping some similarity across bikes so...

I can see keeping some similarity across bikes so that you can stock common chains, for example. But really, if the OP is thinking about having spare parts in case a Di2 component fails, then why...
09-15-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Phil_gretz

The original post cannot be serious.

The original post cannot be serious.
09-14-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,360
Posted By Phil_gretz

You and I are a lot alike. I think in...

You and I are a lot alike. I think in gear-inches often when I ride. Folks who build and ride fixed gears learn to do this to compare how a particular setup will work for them. And, 72" is the...
09-14-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,020
Posted By Phil_gretz

I was right originally. Here's how to...

I was right originally. Here's how to visualize. Pick any point on the rim, say the valve stem. The first portion of the brake pad this point will pass when rolling forward is the leading edge of...
09-14-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,024
Posted By Phil_gretz

You don't need "more" gear choices; you need more...

You don't need "more" gear choices; you need more purposeful ones. This can also be accomplished with a modest 2 x 6 setup, using half-step gearing. Select the rear % spacing (smaller -...
09-11-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Phil_gretz

Let me get this straight: (1) you broke a carbon...

Let me get this straight: (1) you broke a carbon fork on the road bike, (2) you snapped a chain on the hybrid, and (3) your wife limits your cost-effective choices to roughly $1000. Okay. We're...
09-10-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,024
Posted By Phil_gretz

I Did It Last Summer...

I purchased the Chinese frame from a friend for $180 (I think). Ultegra R8000 throughout. Wheelset is DT Swiss 240s laced to carbon 50s. I think that my total was $1800. It weighs 17 pounds and rides...
09-10-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,366
Posted By Phil_gretz

Are you familiar with the a capella group GLAD? ...

Are you familiar with the a capella group GLAD? Ed Nalle is a dear friend of mine.
09-10-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,454
Posted By Phil_gretz

[me, as portrayed by old guy, me]: Why in the...

[me, as portrayed by old guy, me]: Why in the world would I ever eat a "cup o' noodles" in the first place? Yuck. My wife is a superb cook and we're very selective about the source of any carbs...
09-10-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,446
Posted By Phil_gretz

My only hesitation about owning or wearing that...

My only hesitation about owning or wearing that jersey is that is says "bike cycling" on it. It speaks to branding in an unfamiliar language. It's awkward, particularly for me, as English is my...
08-28-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,440
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm glad that I don't have Goodyear tires on...

I'm glad that I don't have Goodyear tires on either of my cars.
08-27-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By Phil_gretz

So what happened?

So what happened?
08-27-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ he has a run in his stocking. Otherwise... ...

^ he has a run in his stocking. Otherwise...

To the OP topic, yes, there differences. Lycra/spandex clothing made from multiple panels is sewn with an anatomical shape in mind. Women...
08-27-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,065
Posted By Phil_gretz

Um. Meant to be tongue in cheek, because helmets...

Um. Meant to be tongue in cheek, because helmets aren't expensive after all (from the OP's complaint). I guess that the humor escaped you?
08-26-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,020
Posted By Phil_gretz

Yes. Probably a terminology error on my part. The...

Yes. Probably a terminology error on my part. The edge forward most, that makes contact first when toed in properly. My bad...
08-26-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 950
Posted By Phil_gretz

Have you checked the bolt torques or not? Inner...

Have you checked the bolt torques or not? Inner chainring bolts. Non drive side fixing bolt?

Also, have you checked the torque on the cassette lockring?

Have you swapped pedals against a known...
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Phil_gretz

This ^ exactly. Do all of these things precisely...

This ^ exactly. Do all of these things precisely as written above.
08-26-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,020
Posted By Phil_gretz

Toe in the shoes. Trailing edge in a millimeter...

Toe in the shoes. Trailing edge in a millimeter or two. This is accomplished in one of several ways, depending on the type of pad and/or cartridge/holder your pad has. Provide more detail on the...
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