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Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 409
Posted By 79pmooney

Do you like to get out of the saddle when you...

Do you like to get out of the saddle when you climb? If so, you will find that loaded saddlebags suck. Panniers are a lot better. LowRider panniers, even when heavily loaded are no harder to ride...
10-15-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By 79pmooney

Be careful! Those U-bolts act to crush the fork...

Be careful! Those U-bolts act to crush the fork blade. Not an issue with sturdy steel blades but CF forks are not made to resist that force. (And even then not all steel framebuilders are entirely...
10-15-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By 79pmooney

If you ride steel, you've done more work and you...

If you ride steel, you've done more work and you can go up and get those seconds (helpings of food). :)
10-15-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By 79pmooney

I've ridden my 1979 Peter Mooney at several...

I've ridden my 1979 Peter Mooney at several gravel events now. (Fits huge tires in front, 35s in back.) My 1973 Raleigh Competition has not seen an "event" but has done a fair share of gravel and...
10-15-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By 79pmooney

I've had limited Chris King parts experience. Two...

I've had limited Chris King parts experience. Two headsets for my two ti customs. First was a 1" threadless that has been perfect. I've done nothing save the requred adjustment when I move stem...
10-15-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,163
Posted By 79pmooney

Do you ride in expensive clothes? Tights? Rain...

Do you ride in expensive clothes? Tights? Rain pants? Knee warmers? That rubbing could add up to $$s cost. Or will you be riding with your knees furhter apart, perhaps bringing on knee issues that...
10-15-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By 79pmooney

In my racing days living in Boston, I used to...

In my racing days living in Boston, I used to check the weather forecast on stormy days, find a town 50 miles upwind and ride there for lunch on my fix gear. Spin home. Those rides were brutal. ...
10-14-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 11,891
Posted By 79pmooney

My favorite? Easy. ...

My favorite? Easy.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/EddyMerckxHourRecordBike.jpg

Probably the most dominant time trial ever by a rider who was not a time trial specialist. ...
10-14-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By 79pmooney

The nut overhanging the end of the track end...

The nut overhanging the end of the track end isn't going to do anything to the track end except perhaps chip a little paint. Maybe scratch it a hair. If the nut has any issues at all, it will be that...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 688
Posted By 79pmooney

To keep this on topic (ie related to bicycles) -...

To keep this on topic (ie related to bicycles) - newspaper works far better than any electronic media in cold or wet weather to stay warm. (Watch the pro bike races when they go over mountain...
10-14-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By 79pmooney

OP.do you stretch your hamstrings? Are they...

OP.do you stretch your hamstrings? Are they tight? Do you keep your knees warm? Tight hamstrings and cold knees are bad news if you are prone to chrondomalcia patellae. Sadly, you won't know you...
10-13-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By 79pmooney

What is that dark vertical line running up to the...

What is that dark vertical line running up to the black strip (midway on the marked area)?

Ben
10-13-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By 79pmooney

SKS makes good fenders. Good design. Stiff...

SKS makes good fenders. Good design. Stiff enough. They hold up well. Decent front flaps, not the toy flaps of one of its competitors (though I would still replace it with my usual even deeper...
10-12-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,639
Posted By 79pmooney

The two Surleys I"ve bought were both thinner...

The two Surleys I"ve bought were both thinner than any of my UAI cogs and had teeth with dressed edges. Quiet, yes. Beefy, no. Confidence inspiring going down high RPM descents with less that...
10-12-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,639
Posted By 79pmooney

Spot welding a steel cog to an aluminum hub ? You...

Spot welding a steel cog to an aluminum hub ? You know something I don't?

I'd bet JB weld could make a permanent repair IF you prep both surfaces so they are very well roughed up and VERY clean...
10-12-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By 79pmooney

For a data point, I've been running Sugino 75...

For a data point, I've been running Sugino 75 with Miche Pista BBs since 2012 on my good fix gear. 120 spacing, Miche track hubs. I never measured the chainline but chain is dead straight. I've...
10-12-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By 79pmooney

The "Bicycle Chain Vise" of the OP's post looks...

The "Bicycle Chain Vise" of the OP's post looks like a real pain to use unless you use exactly one size biggest cog I have the VAR tool which is similar to the Maeda. With a good bench vise, it is...
10-11-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By 79pmooney

I have ~1985 (I'm guessing but maybe a little...

I have ~1985 (I'm guessing but maybe a little later) Shimano cantilevers that came on a Miyata 610 I picked up in 1990. Geometry very close to Mafac but the Shimano triangle structure. They...
10-10-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By 79pmooney

I've never seen a reason not to have the vee...

I've never seen a reason not to have the vee slots. Reasonably repeatable and with hub nuts or QR, solid. Plus the axle size/type doesn't matter at all. Nothing to add or keep track of. I did...
10-10-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By 79pmooney

Unless - you hit washboard at the bottom of a...

Unless - you hit washboard at the bottom of a fast descent. There is no equivalent on pavement.
10-10-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By 79pmooney

This might be out of your price range, but take a...

This might be out of your price range, but take a look:

https://www.velonews.com/2019/10/bikes-and-tech/how-lennard-zinn-and-ian-thompson-built-an-unbreakable-road-bike-for-heavy-riders_500561
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,195
Posted By 79pmooney

I wonder if the ENVY warning is related to this. ...

I wonder if the ENVY warning is related to this. https://www.bicycleretailer.com/product-tech/2019/03/15/tire-makers-react-after-enve-issues-warning#.XZ9w4397mBY

Perhaps too much tire inflation...
10-10-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 853
Posted By 79pmooney

All of us riders have! Actually, the removed...

All of us riders have! Actually, the removed sharrows I rode over yesterday were done with a much finer grit machine and were not bad to ride over. 120 grit vs the 24 grit they used to use (in wood...
10-10-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 853
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding a sharrowed road for years. ...

I've been riding a sharrowed road for years. They just scrubbed the sharrows off. I'll report back if I see change in driver behavior.

(Portland - where they use tax payer money to make changes...
10-10-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By 79pmooney

I'll 2nd that a saddle too wide, especially at...

I'll 2nd that a saddle too wide, especially at the lower edge and especially as I get close to the sit bone area, is a real issue for me as it cuts off blood circulation to my legs.

Ben
10-10-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By 79pmooney

That fabric is the stuff they make rafts from. ...

That fabric is the stuff they make rafts from. Permanent repairs are easy to do. Get the stuff to repair rafts. For the full scoop on how to do it right, call any rafting outfit. As long it isn't...
10-10-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,274
Posted By 79pmooney

Fix gears for uphill power - yeah! I've been...

Fix gears for uphill power - yeah! I've been doing it for decades. Pluses - it trains all the support muscles for out-of-the-seat climbing; the train of muscles for pushing down on the pedals from...
10-09-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,610
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been shimming TTT and other 26.0 bars with...

I've been shimming TTT and other 26.0 bars with soda can shims for Cinelli stems for many years.

Ben
10-09-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,582
Posted By 79pmooney

If this happens enough, maybe men will start...

If this happens enough, maybe men will start realizing what comes out of their mouths matters.
Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By 79pmooney

We sailed the Atlantic in 1986 with LORAN, an...

We sailed the Atlantic in 1986 with LORAN, an RDF, VHF and shortwave radios, compasses, hand bearing compass and sextant. St. John's, Newfoundland to Baltimore, Ireland. Fastnet Rock was our...
Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 728
Posted By 79pmooney

My wake-up call to the importance of keeping time...

My wake-up call to the importance of keeping time and the almost sacred pattern of the 12-bar blues came when I bought "Wheels of Fire" and listened through the live version of "Spoonful" three...
10-08-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 983
Posted By 79pmooney

"Carbon forks have handled millions of miles over...

"Carbon forks have handled millions of miles over all kinds of conditions." Yes. But carbon forks have also snapped suddenly at the crown/blade or crown steerer interface. I've had a (non-steel)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By 79pmooney

Another approach - make a 2nd roller frame that...

Another approach - make a 2nd roller frame that sits behind the rear of the rollers and mount on it a big flywheel belted also to the rear roller. (You might be able to run both belts on the same...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By 79pmooney

I used wire rim glasses (not goggle-like sport...

I used wire rim glasses (not goggle-like sport glasses) in my winter riding days. I'd pull them a little down my nose at lights. Also practiced breathing away from my glasses, directing my breath...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By 79pmooney

The sand won't have much effect. The drum...

The sand won't have much effect. The drum diameter is what?, 7"?. Not very large. To get much effect from the sand, you would need all of it right at the 7" (3 1/2" from the center of rotation) ...
10-07-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By 79pmooney

Non modern high strength steels take fairly well...

Non modern high strength steels take fairly well to being bent twice. (Witness all the bent and successfully straightened frames over the past century.) Aluminum far less so. Rolling out a dent...
10-07-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,129
Posted By 79pmooney

Debris inside the headset? Loose headset that is...

Debris inside the headset? Loose headset that is tightening as you turn left and then binding? String or debris thrown up by the tire into the bottom headset? Fork issues (crack starting in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By 79pmooney

Hip rotation should be a matter of what works...

Hip rotation should be a matter of what works best for your body. It is governed in part by your flexibility and ability to comfortably do it and ride (by your back and body; the seat should NOT be...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,544
Posted By 79pmooney

I am another near-sighted rider. (Also...

I am another near-sighted rider. (Also occasionally short-sighted, but I've never found the lenses to correct that.) I've been been using regular glasses for riding for 50 years with very few issues....
10-07-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By 79pmooney

How much seatpost do you have in the seat tube? ...

How much seatpost do you have in the seat tube? Is the minimum insertion mark showing? If you weld the tube and do not have reinforcement welded around it, make sure the bottom of your new post is...
10-07-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,274
Posted By 79pmooney

Exercises to make me a monster climber?!

Monster hills or actual monsters? For monster hills, the advice above is solid but for the real deal, find a high school wrestling coach that will let you train with the varsity, targeting a weight...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By 79pmooney

I just came back from an old Boston suburb. Yes,...

I just came back from an old Boston suburb. Yes, one of the vintage years. Yesterday I noticed more acorns under a Portland, OR oak that I ever remember in my 32 years on the Pacific NW.

Acorns -...
10-07-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By 79pmooney

Hmmm.my "go to" bike is the next one I am going...

Hmmm.my "go to" bike is the next one I am going to ride. The last bike ridden was my "came from" bike. (They can be the same.)

My bikes have different purposes. Yes, there is overlap, but often...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By 79pmooney

Try seats until you find the one that works. A...

Try seats until you find the one that works. A fit "system" for seats is only going to get you close. We are all very different down there, probably as much so as our faces. (No, I haven't looked,...
10-01-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By 79pmooney

That was my standard practice with my old UO-8...

That was my standard practice with my old UO-8 (except the DS cup had flats, not the splines). I'd hang the frame from the ceiling, grab the cup flats in the vice and turn (both to install and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,946
Posted By 79pmooney

Dork disc, those plastic, aluminum or chromed...

Dork disc, those plastic, aluminum or chromed steel discs between the rear wheel spokes and the freewheel/cassette. Common on lesser derailleur bikes from the early '70s on. Their purpose is to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,946
Posted By 79pmooney

Is the cost of perhaps a new rear derailleur,...

Is the cost of perhaps a new rear derailleur, chain, paint, any carbon fiber in the area, the dropout, some spokes (and perhaps the wheel) for a should-never-happen but can mishap OK for you? If so,...
09-30-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By 79pmooney

It looks to me like that Origin-8 has too much...

It looks to me like that Origin-8 has too much asymmetry. The crankset looks to be about a chain width too far right in the top photo. With that to the left, I suspect your chian would line up...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-30-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,529
Posted By 79pmooney

Many years ago, I rode across Wisconsin from...

Many years ago, I rode across Wisconsin from Minneapolis to Saginaw, MI in the first week of October (like in two days). Weather across Wisconsin was beautiful. Clear, high clouds, reliable...
09-29-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By 79pmooney

Lawyers tabs - OSHA approved stress...

Lawyers tabs - OSHA approved stress concentrators.

My Lambert had even an even more egregious stress starter built into the fork crown, a far worse place. I wondered if that was how the joined...
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