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03-26-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By 63rickert

Bikes don’t turn handlebars all that much. Small...

Bikes don’t turn handlebars all that much. Small movement has big effect. Twitchiness or quick handling is exactly big responses happening from small inputs. If you were moving the handlebars and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,251
Posted By 63rickert

So do I. My wife is a long hauler. My son-in-law...

So do I. My wife is a long hauler. My son-in-law is a long hauler.

It has been a full year for my wife. Two weeks ago I came downstairs for morning coffee. She looked at me and said “My head is...
03-20-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,025
Posted By 63rickert

Simple uncomplicated collarbone fracture. Expect...

Simple uncomplicated collarbone fracture. Expect a simple uncomplicated recovery.

Could it get more complex? Of course it could. Every commenter who has a story is the evidence for that. But 99%...
02-23-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,077
Posted By 63rickert

Have to agree with you, dunces and snowflakes is...

Have to agree with you, dunces and snowflakes is quite accurate. Where are the rides populated by the competent? Those are distant memories.

Again, were it so simple as bikeforums would have it,...
02-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By 63rickert

Acceptable to who? Acceptable for what? ...

Acceptable to who? Acceptable for what?

Lowest BB I ever owned was a 1967 Falcon M90. When Falcon was still totally handbuilt. Depending on tires glued BB height, ground to center, was 9-3/4” to...
02-15-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,653
Posted By 63rickert

Since many in US are entirely allergic to metric...

Since many in US are entirely allergic to metric measurements— OP weighs 120-130kg, which is 264 to 286 pounds.

OP is attempting to ride on a 145mm saddle. That just won’t work. The saddle is...
02-08-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,089
Posted By 63rickert

If more than a small handful had been vocal the...

If more than a small handful had been vocal the industry would have responded.

The bearings in the BBs being discussed are high quality bearings. They are designed and built to give thousands of...
02-08-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,089
Posted By 63rickert

No, not at all. It means most bikes are never...

No, not at all. It means most bikes are never ridden much. It means most bikes that are ridden are never ridden hard. And most bike owners will tolerate most anything. Those I know who have to...
01-31-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By 63rickert

Frame is repairable. Columbus SL is still to be...

Frame is repairable. Columbus SL is still to be found. Framebuilders with inventory do talk to each other. Just as an indication, because they post online prices, Mercian asks 95 GBP to replace...
01-28-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,138
Posted By 63rickert

My wife has diplopia. She won’t be commenting so...

My wife has diplopia. She won’t be commenting so I will try.

You need to see the ophthalmologist ASAP. There is a good chance you have one of the common varieties and can be treated easily. There...
01-22-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By 63rickert

TA is somewhat better finished than Stronglight....

TA is somewhat better finished than Stronglight. TA, Stronglight, Nervar were all made the same place and are completely interchangeable. Stronglight exists in several lengths that might work for a...
12-29-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,702
Posted By 63rickert

What you just said is you don’t care about any...

What you just said is you don’t care about any but yourself.

It is plain difficult to focus on a flashing light and determine if that light is near or far. Confronted by a sea of flashing lights...
12-29-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,702
Posted By 63rickert

Some posters here claim they are just unaffected...

Some posters here claim they are just unaffected by flashing lights in their face. Maybe. Personally I doubt that it is is physiologically possible to just have no response to a flashing light. But...
12-28-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,474
Posted By 63rickert

What makes you think that bike was painted with...

What makes you think that bike was painted with lead? For the more common colors and large run bikes Raleigh was the first to go to powder coat. From before SunTour. They did powder so well few ever...
12-28-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By 63rickert

Is it legal in Nevada to drive a motor vehicle...

Is it legal in Nevada to drive a motor vehicle 20mph on a posted 75mph highway?

A sag wagon is there to pick up riders who can’t finish, provide water, maybe food, possibly will have spare wheels,...
12-26-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 862
Posted By 63rickert

Rubiksoval has it correct. At any race an...

Rubiksoval has it correct.

At any race an observer can watch all the different techniques mentioned so far and all get the job done. All get through the corner at the same apparent speed. When...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,663
Posted By 63rickert

Franklin Frames is very good. Also possible...

Franklin Frames is very good.

Also possible is Andy Muzi/Yellow Jersey. His webpages are old and a mess, if you take a good look around you will find lots of repaired frames that look impossible...
12-22-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,919
Posted By 63rickert

Thank you. Excellent response, excellent...

Thank you. Excellent response, excellent information.

Trail is defined by dropping a vertical line from axle to ground. What happens off pavement is the contact patch of the tire is not under the...
12-21-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,919
Posted By 63rickert

. Neutral steering is 57mm of trail. Industry...

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Neutral steering is 57mm of trail. Industry norm forever. Higher than that is high trail. If you don’t care to accept that, fine. The consequence is everyone operates on Red Queen definitions. No...
12-17-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,542
Posted By 63rickert

With all respect to yourself and to Le Blaireau...

With all respect to yourself and to Le Blaireau making a small adjustment of 1/8” (3.2mm) is not going to hurt anything unless the position is already drastically wrong in first place. In that case...
12-14-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,462
Posted By 63rickert

Cycling was a working class sport. Coureurs were...

Cycling was a working class sport. Coureurs were otherwise farm labor, factory labor, street toughs.

Remember the words of Ferdi Kubler. “I knew if I won the Tour de France, I would never go...
12-13-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,542
Posted By 63rickert

Why wouldn’t you make that 1/8” adjustment and...

Why wouldn’t you make that 1/8” adjustment and see what happens?
12-13-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By 63rickert

JDT’s suggestion above to fill the threads with...

JDT’s suggestion above to fill the threads with brass is the best long term solution.

If this is an aluminum locknut the threads are very likely already shot. Try turning other locknuts on the...
12-12-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By 63rickert

No one is ever going to be clear on the effect of...

No one is ever going to be clear on the effect of trail except by riding bikes with different trail. Talk about it all day, if you haven’t ridden the bikes you don’t know.

Race bikes do not have...
12-09-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,397
Posted By 63rickert

15.5 for an average is not bad at all. Thirty and...

15.5 for an average is not bad at all. Thirty and forty miles is a good ride in an urban area. A better bike does nothing to relieve time spent at stoplights.

Classic road bikes will take somewhat...
12-07-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,820
Posted By 63rickert

UCI rule is basically a safety rule. As someone...

UCI rule is basically a safety rule. As someone said above pro sports are about entertainment. Falling off the bike is not the sort of entertainment they want to be providing. Try to remember cycling...
12-06-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By 63rickert

This will be about an outlier. I know it is an...

This will be about an outlier. I know it is an outlier

Lowest BB I have ever seen was on the bike Ron Boi campaigned his last couple years in Category 1. He built it himself. Had a bottom bracket...
11-21-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,123
Posted By 63rickert

The better Concordes were built by Pelizolli. You...

The better Concordes were built by Pelizolli. You have a gem. Enjoy.
11-12-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,940
Posted By 63rickert

Sorry for slow response, the email notification...

Sorry for slow response, the email notification said your post was blank.

What you want to do is eliminate all tight spots. With bike off the ground spin cranks slowly and you will see that there...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By 63rickert

Carry a spare tubular. Pull off the flat tire,...

Carry a spare tubular. Pull off the flat tire, mount the spare, pump to full pressure and ride home.

In days of red glue this was fastest way to change a flat by far. With current glue and the way...
10-30-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By 63rickert

I rode Big Apples for ten years, wore through...

I rode Big Apples for ten years, wore through three sets of tires. Rotated them and kept going until the casing showed through the tread. Zero flats. None. This is for a guy riding at 180 to 200...
10-28-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By 63rickert

What keeps a bicycle upright is the rider. Tires...

What keeps a bicycle upright is the rider. Tires play a part, it is still mostly the rider. Put your saddle down for winter. Lower center of gravity makes any vehicle more stable. Being notionally...
09-30-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,269
Posted By 63rickert

The downside of pudendal neuralgia would be a...

The downside of pudendal neuralgia would be a lifetime of celibacy and adult diapers. This forum may not be the best place to seek medical advice.

Have you seen a neurologist? Has a nerve...
08-22-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By 63rickert

Just measured and compared a 2003 Suzue fixed hub...

Just measured and compared a 2003 Suzue fixed hub against a 1930s FB and a 1960s Campagnolo. The lockring threading/spacing is set up to work with thicker cogs on the more recent hub. 30s FB and 60s...
08-17-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,123
Posted By 63rickert

I wonder how these stories get started. Some...

I wonder how these stories get started.

Some pros do use a lot of bikes. Biggest example would be Eddy Merckx. Using a lot of bikes is real different than wearing out a lot of bikes. Eddy always...
08-10-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,281
Posted By 63rickert

Improve your climbing technique. While waiting...

Improve your climbing technique. While waiting for improvement continue to use whatever gear works. Being able to climb in a bigger gear means nothing. All that matters is how fast you are going....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By 63rickert

Measure the inflated width of tire. Work the...

Measure the inflated width of tire. Work the chart- any chart- from measured width, not what the sidewall claims.

Same for tire pressure. Most gauges are wrong. Really, you cannot depend on your...
08-06-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,910
Posted By 63rickert

Nicholas Frantz, 1928 Tour de France. With 100km...

Nicholas Frantz, 1928 Tour de France. With 100km remaining in 19th stage Frantz broke his frame. No team support at hand. He borrowed a bike, a woman’s roadster weighing approximately 30 kilos. Also...
08-05-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,101
Posted By 63rickert

First off rather a lot of us used slotted cleats...

First off rather a lot of us used slotted cleats with clips and straps and also used a variety of clipless and never once fell. Not because of shoes. Given the C&V demographic now is not a good time...
07-31-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By 63rickert

New bike when ashtray is dirty.

New bike when ashtray is dirty.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 21,591
Posted By 63rickert

One of the Rapha group told me I should ride my...

One of the Rapha group told me I should ride my old bike down to the ‘clubhouse’ and be sure to bring along my giant canvas and leather saddlebag. Also antique of course, purchased new in 1965....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 21,591
Posted By 63rickert

Last summer met a Rapha club ride while sitting...

Last summer met a Rapha club ride while sitting at a coffee stop. I was riding the 1950 Bates, which looks like a prop out of their advertorials. The bike got just a lot of attention. Always happy to...
07-25-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,420
Posted By 63rickert

Bikes are fun. Period. It is not necessary to be...

Bikes are fun. Period. It is not necessary to be a special person or have special abilities to ride a bike and have fun.

If past age 60 you are still riding the edge and thrill seeking you are in...
07-25-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,742
Posted By 63rickert

I brake almost exclusively from the hoods and...

I brake almost exclusively from the hoods and have done so since 1967. Back then I was 6’1” and 130 pounds and was not doing anything by main strength. As for emergency braking it takes time to get...
07-23-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,271
Posted By 63rickert

I can’t call this one with certainty because I...

I can’t call this one with certainty because I try hard to stay far from anything Shimano. I do know that S- continually reinvented the wheel and that I’ve improved the performance of multiple Mafac...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,825
Posted By 63rickert

I have been pushed by big chainring. Have...

I have been pushed by big chainring.

Have also been pushed by a few dozen others. Most of them were purely anonymous. At one time it was a completely normal thing. Not all pushes are equal. Three...
07-16-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By 63rickert

When buying used bikes first thing to look at...

When buying used bikes first thing to look at after evidence of front end damage is condition of seat lug. Or on a frame like one in top post, top of seat tube. They are very very frequently damaged...
07-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 16,148
Posted By 63rickert

[QUOTE=elcruxio;21580060]. Though we've been...

[QUOTE=elcruxio;21580060]. Though we've been discussing chromo which is the weakest bike steel and 6061 aluminum which is the baseline bike aluminum. Take reynolds 853 or higher grade and suddenly...
07-08-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,407
Posted By 63rickert

I do not have photosensitive epilepsy. I do get...

I do not have photosensitive epilepsy. I do get splitting headaches from your strobe lights. If I fail to drop dead directly in front of you do I have any grounds for complaint?

This has been...
07-05-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,165
Posted By 63rickert

No. Just no. I am always in favor of keeping...

No. Just no.

I am always in favor of keeping bikes as original as possible.

Handlebars never break at hoods. They always break right next to stem. That is where the leverage is and the stem is...
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