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11-23-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,047
Posted By 79pmooney

I was taught "firm grip, relaxed wrists and arms"...

I was taught "firm grip, relaxed wrists and arms" as a health measure benefiting a racing cyclist directly. Firm grip - not tight - to ensure the hands stay on the handlebars when unseen potholes...
11-22-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By 79pmooney

You've got me stumped. (I am guessing you have...

You've got me stumped. (I am guessing you have done the obvious, taken the cranks off and measured the length. Yes, you know but still .... (Or leave the cranks on, remove the bolts, measure down...
11-20-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By 79pmooney

Hondo, may I point out that the world is...

Hondo, may I point out that the world is currently upside down. Negativity is a good thing. Positivity kills.
11-20-20, 11:30 AM
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Posted By 79pmooney

First post on this sub-forum but I qualified 2...

First post on this sub-forum but I qualified 2 years ago. I've been riding forever. Bought my first 10-speed when I was 13. (That was back when you had to use higher math to calculate how many...
11-20-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,790
Posted By 79pmooney

The virus doesn't do well in hot weather. No...

The virus doesn't do well in hot weather. No problem. We stepped up our efforts to help it out. Cold weather is where the virus survives longer. Recycled indoor air with infected people who don't...
11-19-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,339
Posted By 79pmooney

Re: that repaired Peugeot (and having zero to do...

Re: that repaired Peugeot (and having zero to do with this thread) - that was my second bike to ever get a name. (My moniker, the 1979 Peter Mooney is named Pete. Not for the builder, my brother or...
11-19-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,339
Posted By 79pmooney

I did a somewhat similar repair to the chainstays...

I did a somewhat similar repair to the chainstays of a Reynolds 501 steel Peugeot sport bike 15 years ago. I picked up the frame "as is" after it was hit hard by probably an SUV from the side. ...
11-19-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 808
Posted By 79pmooney

My rule of thumb is to replace bars and stems...

My rule of thumb is to replace bars and stems before they break. Since I am not in on the info loop, that means as soon as I have any doubts.
11-19-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,914
Posted By 79pmooney

My bikes are to ride. Paint protects steel...

My bikes are to ride. Paint protects steel bikes. That paint gets compromised if the bike is ridden hard or a lot or in bad weather. My Mooney is soon to be in for its third paint job. I picked...
11-18-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,329
Posted By 79pmooney

My feet were only 4' off the floor. But at any...

My feet were only 4' off the floor. But at any height. the risk was better than the alternative.
11-17-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,375
Posted By 79pmooney

You ruled out titanium and yes, it is expensive,...

You ruled out titanium and yes, it is expensive, but ... if you can afford it, a builder could build you exactly what you want. I have gone to TiCycles for two customs. First was/is a fairly...
11-17-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,529
Posted By 79pmooney

There are excellent wood and bamboo bikes out...

There are excellent wood and bamboo bikes out there. The owner of Portland's River City Bicycles has a a bamboo one he commuted on for years, parking it on the showroom floor. Portland also has the...
11-17-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,529
Posted By 79pmooney

But, several big differences. 1) the safety...

But, several big differences. 1) the safety bicycle was much faster because you could gear it so much higher. 2) Anybody could ride it, not just tall, brave (usually young) men.. 3) The penny...
11-16-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,529
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny,I read the 1984 interview with Tom Kellog,...

Funny,I read the 1984 interview with Tom Kellog, Gary Klein and Jim Redcay last night. Klein said then that bicycles were in the third "era". First era - push bikes. Second era- pedals and the...
11-16-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By 79pmooney

There are deep snow conditions where fenders make...

There are deep snow conditions where fenders make riding much harder.

That said, fenders can go a long ways on dry roads to keep everything cleaner. Want proof? Do the same ride with and without...
11-13-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 765
Posted By 79pmooney

A trick I learned from a swim instructor -...

A trick I learned from a swim instructor - exhale. When I went back to college in my early thirties, I decided to take beginning swimming and formally learn freestyle. Instructor was a grad student...
11-12-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By 79pmooney

I see this as a matter of perspective. On a...

I see this as a matter of perspective. On a "normal" bike, plain old generic cables and housings work just fine. They may have more friction. They may tire and fail a little sooner but on a clean...
11-10-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,666
Posted By 79pmooney

One that did for me was a trashed sport Reynolds...

One that did for me was a trashed sport Reynolds 501 Peugeot frame I picked up at an "as is" sale at a local coop. ("As is" - you buy it, it's yours. No refund. Also no test ride.) This...
11-09-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,329
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd stop, call 911 and stay on hand 'till they...

I'd stop, call 911 and stay on hand 'till they got there to keep others away (keeping well clear).
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,671
Posted By 79pmooney

That was '85 or '86. First two week long tours...

That was '85 or '86. First two week long tours were to Michigan in '73 and '75 from opposite directions; Boston to Windsor, Ontario where my housemate picked me up at customs Second was from...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,671
Posted By 79pmooney

Many years ago I did three ~800 mile, ~8 day...

Many years ago I did three ~800 mile, ~8 day tours. Camped (without either permission or discovery and leaving no trace) on private land, bought food in stores, many days eating one meal at a...
11-05-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,086
Posted By 79pmooney

My most fun one was a TA set up as a 28 tooth...

My most fun one was a TA set up as a 28 tooth single. I took a tired outside ring, cut it down beyond the bolts for the small rings and bolted the 28 tooth ring directly to that. Ran a 5-speed...
11-05-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,618
Posted By 79pmooney

Gear inches (GI) is a concept that goes back to...

Gear inches (GI) is a concept that goes back to the early says of bicycles, the high wheelers. A "gear inch" is how far a high wheeler would go with a 1" diameter front wheel. (Yeah, ridiculous but...
11-05-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,966
Posted By 79pmooney

I come forward quite a lot going hard and in one...

I come forward quite a lot going hard and in one of my climbing positions. (I "ride the rivet" a lot except I refuse to sit on hard steel - hence no Brooks seats for me!) A seat that isn't tipped...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,744
Posted By 79pmooney

Front is my preference by far. I love to climb...

Front is my preference by far. I love to climb out of the saddle and weight on LowRider panniers barely affects how the bike feels when standing. (I've loaded each to 20 pounds.) It does stabilize...
11-03-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,948
Posted By 79pmooney

Quick sorta Eisentraut story. Summer of 1983 I...

Quick sorta Eisentraut story. Summer of 1983 I crashed my Mooney and bent the fork blades. I was living on the island of Alameda across the estuary from Oakland. Took the fork to the shop (3 miles...
11-01-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 544
Posted By 79pmooney

I've never done this or owned any bike with...

I've never done this or owned any bike with Italian threads. I don't consider this an acceptable "easy out" allowing sloppy workmanship. (For one thing, it would leave me stuck with a righthand...
10-31-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By 79pmooney

Heart attacks can and do happen in very fit...

Heart attacks can and do happen in very fit people from plaque detaching from artery walls and blocking blood supply to the heart and hence oxygen. Plaque is related to diet and can happen in very...
10-31-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,008
Posted By 79pmooney

Marguette, I"m 67. I've been riding my whole...

Marguette, I"m 67. I've been riding my whole life, so the issues of balance and bicycle coordination are second nature, but I also know that falling is far more serious than it was 30 years and even...
10-30-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By 79pmooney

I'll take them all. Send you a PM when I get...

I'll take them all. Send you a PM when I get home later.

Ben
Forum: Commuting
10-29-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By 79pmooney

Using just one front pannier (or loading them...

Using just one front pannier (or loading them unequally) applies a side force to the steering. The bike is still ridable but don't try to ride no-handed! (Actually you can, but yo have to lean the...
10-26-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,152
Posted By 79pmooney

Steel (non-stainless) rusts. Leather gets soaked...

Steel (non-stainless) rusts. Leather gets soaked and dries harder. Light oils can get washed out of parts needing lubrication. Compressed air can force grit and debris into chains, bearings and other...
10-25-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By 79pmooney

I had poor experiences with Kenda tubes years ago...

I had poor experiences with Kenda tubes years ago and simply stayed away from them. My advice? Do the same.
10-24-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,009
Posted By 79pmooney

Oh, there is a rule of thumb. 10 cm. (Right...

Oh, there is a rule of thumb. 10 cm. (Right thumb.) Left thumb - 14 cm. Each of the other 8 digits all have there own rules. :) We are talking bicycles. "We have standards, real standards (and...
10-23-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By 79pmooney

Zephal HPX fan here. I've been using HPXs (and...

Zephal HPX fan here. I've been using HPXs (and the previous HPs) sine 1973 because they work, reach any pressure I will ever need and are easy to use. (They do take a touch of skill to hold them so...
10-21-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you considered going to 1/8" chain,...

Have you considered going to 1/8" chain, chainring and and cogs? Izumi makes very good chains and at ~$22 per chain it won't cost you a lot. (You can run the wide chain over narrower rings and cogs...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,060
Posted By 79pmooney

My elbows are so pointed they are considered...

My elbows are so pointed they are considered weapons. Enough so that there are those who wish to repeal the 2nd Amendment, the right to bare arms.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,060
Posted By 79pmooney

Locked elbows is bad. I was taught that elbows...

Locked elbows is bad. I was taught that elbows are always bent. Projecting to the side anytime I was riding with others. Bent elbows allows your arms to act as shock absorbers when you hit a...
10-21-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By 79pmooney

I mix and match rings all the time. Now, I do...

I mix and match rings all the time. Now, I do not run indexed shifting and I find different rings might mean slightly different feel to the shifts but they all work - that is if they are the correct...
10-17-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By 79pmooney

There's another consideration. Getting a flat...

There's another consideration. Getting a flat (or even violent blowout) at high speed is no big deal on tubulars. You can even brake gently with the flatted wheel. I've blown them at 45. Yes, my...
10-17-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,262
Posted By 79pmooney

That bike simply doesn't fit. Seat's higher that...

That bike simply doesn't fit. Seat's higher that that critter is long. You wouldn't do any better on a 90" frame. Get that guy fit and get him a bike that works. (I'm predicting a small bike with...
10-16-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,128
Posted By 79pmooney

When I raced 40+ years ago, I read the Rodale...

When I raced 40+ years ago, I read the Rodale Press book "Food For Fitness". It stressed that protein needs were barely higher for endurance athletes that a resting person except during early season...
10-15-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,262
Posted By 79pmooney

IGH Only, fix gears have an issue that has...

IGH Only, fix gears have an issue that has trapped many riders. They go for one. two or three fix gear rides and find they cannot stop. (I did my first fixed ride 44 years ago. Crashed when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By 79pmooney

You might want to look into Lakes. I haven't...

You might want to look into Lakes. I haven't bought any of their upper shoes so no carbon soles but I regularly get lots of miles out of their cheaper shoes (which I buy because they fit my feet...
10-12-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,343
Posted By 79pmooney

I used to train and race those roads 45 years...

I used to train and race those roads 45 years ago. Every time I go back, I look at the roads. (Not so much the Concord, Carlisle ones, more the south-east of Boston; Milton, Canton where I grew up...
10-10-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 902
Posted By 79pmooney

Memories I raced a 1976 Fuji Professional,...

Memories

I raced a 1976 Fuji Professional, (2) sets of Sanshin Pro-Am hubs, 3X. Training - Arc en Ciels with !300gm cottons. Race - Fiamme Ergal with Criterium Setas. 120 spacing, 5-speed. ...
10-09-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By 79pmooney

This is dependent on 1) the pressure, 2) both the...

This is dependent on 1) the pressure, 2) both the thickness and material of the tube, and 3) the tube size relative to the tire.

1) is obvious. Twice the pressure, loses twice the psi per day. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By 79pmooney

Welcome to Bike Forums! Are you doing all or...

Welcome to Bike Forums!

Are you doing all or most of your riding on the smallest cog in back? Doing so is a sure fire way to wear that cog very fast, stretching the chain in the process. That...
10-07-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By 79pmooney

The chainwhip is secured with the same toestraps...

The chainwhip is secured with the same toestraps I pull with my legs. Strong. The chainwhip isn't going anywhere. And it looks dangerous because of the that view, looking up, Any other and you...
10-07-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By 79pmooney

Or ... instead of getting a new frame, get a...

Or ... instead of getting a new frame, get a wheel with a flip-flop hub. My fix gear uses a Miche fix-fix hub. I have a wide selection of cogs. If I am going into the hills I go out with (say) a 17...
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