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08-17-19, 07:10 PM
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Posted By davester

This is my commute machine... ...

This is my commute machine...
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My Miyata 710
08-15-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,092
Posted By davester

Don't know what advice I can give...you seem to...

Don't know what advice I can give...you seem to be doing OK. The only suggestion I might make is to get a touring bike or other road bike to replace the beach cruiser. That'll make the commute much...
08-08-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By davester

It's pretty certain that happened due to dropout...

It's pretty certain that happened due to dropout misalignment. When I took my frame in to have it painted a couple of years ago, the frame builder doing the painting pointed out that my dropout was...
07-23-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By davester

For myself and most others I ride with, the patch...

For myself and most others I ride with, the patch kit is there for occasions where you get multiple flats on one ride and don't have any spare tubes left.When you put in long distances this is a not...
07-22-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By davester

But why even bother with "glueless" patches? A...

But why even bother with "glueless" patches? A vulcanizing patch (e.g. Rema) will take just a couple of minutes longer than a glueless patch to install (i.e. the time to smear on the cement and wait...
07-19-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,154
Posted By davester

Hmmm. One end of my street has an 18% grade and...

Hmmm. One end of my street has an 18% grade and the other end has about a 15% grade. Most any ride I take will also have mile long stretches of around 6% to 8%. This and my 65 years sort of rules out...
07-15-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 991
Posted By davester

Great minds think alike!

Great minds think alike!
07-15-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 991
Posted By davester

I'm surprised that nobody has suggested the...

I'm surprised that nobody has suggested the obvious solution. Buy a helicoil or similar type stripped-thread repair kit of the appropriate size and follow the directions on the package.
07-06-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 961
Posted By davester

I'd pick the Ciocc simply because the warm color...

I'd pick the Ciocc simply because the warm color of the paint would go better with the tan walls. Also, I'd definitely move those yellow bottle cages to the Concorde.
07-01-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,055
Posted By davester

Here's a shot from my ride yesterday. We rode to...

Here's a shot from my ride yesterday. We rode to the top of Mount Diablo (the peak in the background with the shiny dome atop it) and back to the bottom three times in a row....
06-25-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,497
Posted By davester

I don't understand your point, but these were...

I don't understand your point, but these were extremely common, especially in post-war Europe. There's nothing new under the sun.

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05-23-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,548
Posted By davester

It is not an average, and it doesn't apply to...

It is not an average, and it doesn't apply to older people. It was based on some very rough observations of groups of younger people. Once the age number gets large it doesn't really work at all....
05-21-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By davester

Usually it is the hanger that is bent, not the...

Usually it is the hanger that is bent, not the derailleur, so yes, removing the derailleur and bending the hanger is generally the correct remedy. Park even makes a special $80 alignment tool that...
05-15-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,773
Posted By davester

For those of us who live in the hills, average...

For those of us who live in the hills, average speed is meaningless unless accompanied by a feet of climbing per mile number. Pretty much any ride around here is greater than 1,000 feet per 10 miles....
05-15-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,731
Posted By davester

That is exactly the same as my very first bike...

That is exactly the same as my very first bike (though mine was only a one-speed), which I got for christmas in about 1965.
04-25-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,057
Posted By davester

Very cool. I used to have a Holdsworth (sorry I...

Very cool. I used to have a Holdsworth (sorry I sold it) and I have a 1965 Austin Healey Sprite (identical to a Midget) in my garage. No amps, though I do have a Gibson acoustic that I bought in the...
03-29-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 27,634
Posted By davester

That wasn't the point I was making. I constantly...

That wasn't the point I was making. I constantly ride hills because that's the terrain I live in (my typical rides are 5,000' and 50 miles and I recently completed the Death Ride [130 miles,...
01-19-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,535
Posted By davester

Ditto...and now for my recommendation... Buy...

Ditto...and now for my recommendation...

Buy it! You can always cut back on nonessentials like food and shelter.
08-31-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,300
Posted By davester

I agree with Jon's logic, but the aesthetics of...

I agree with Jon's logic, but the aesthetics of dirt drop or (heaven forbid) those horrid threadless stems or (even worse) threadless stem adapters completely destroy the look of a bike. The classic...
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