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08-24-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By 79pmooney

Bibs? Clip-on suspenders work really well (and...

Bibs? Clip-on suspenders work really well (and quickly stretch out that objectionable waist elastic).

Holes in the soles of shoes - yeah. First race - pouring rain for 105 miles. Peloton jokes...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 966
Posted By 79pmooney

I always keep my wallet in my jersey pocket. If...

I always keep my wallet in my jersey pocket. If I crash and get separated from my bike, I want to arrive at the hospital with my vital information on me. And I do not want the emergency crew to...
08-23-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By 79pmooney

I've run into breaking spokes at the nipples,...

I've run into breaking spokes at the nipples, though never enough to not warrant a lot of concern. But I did just now have a thought. Suppose you take the new rim, lay it on a table, hold the hub...
08-23-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,198
Posted By 79pmooney

I buy old steel (usually Japanese) frames of the...

I buy old steel (usually Japanese) frames of the early '80s for commuters. They work very well, handle fenders, often ride quite decently, are not attractive to thieves and if it dies a sudden...
08-22-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 755
Posted By 79pmooney

That doesn't sound to me like good advice -...

That doesn't sound to me like good advice - spokes that do not come up to the head of the nipple have plenty of threads engaged, yes. They just pop the heads off. Spokes that are so long the thread...
Forum: For Sale
08-22-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By 79pmooney

Drool. I raced those (except with the short...

Drool. I raced those (except with the short cage; loved that it was so easy to swap between long and short cages) on my '76 Fuji Pro. For the old clunky, wide 5-speeds of the day, the shifting was...
08-22-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By 79pmooney

I second the power tool approach. I use a drill...

I second the power tool approach. I use a drill larger than the rivet and drill to the washer. Yes, the rivet spinning can ve an issue but it has never stopped me. I go #8...
08-22-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 732
Posted By 79pmooney

Look also at the rear of the saddle. I use the...

Look also at the rear of the saddle. I use the entire saddle. I push back for power climbing seated in bigger gears. I come far forward as you do going hard, both on the flat and sometimes uphill....
08-21-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 501
Posted By 79pmooney

If you can find a Campy triple crankset with the...

If you can find a Campy triple crankset with the 74 BCD, grab it. Triples are a very sweet, if not very popular answer to getting the lows you need and still having gears that are a joy the rest of...
08-21-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By 79pmooney

Build your own? $70 for good used hubs, (2) $70...

Build your own? $70 for good used hubs, (2) $70 rims, DB spokes for $50/wheel. $350 total + rubber.

Tools required - $7 spoke wrench. The Park Tension gauge is nice but pinging a good wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,596
Posted By 79pmooney

In Portland, it is often brakes (discs or...

In Portland, it is often brakes (discs or otherwise) or no brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,596
Posted By 79pmooney

Speaking of squeal - I have fond memories of...

Speaking of squeal - I have fond memories of Mafac Racers in the days when we used the Mafac pads. You had some control of squeal on setup. I loved it when the squeal was acceptable for routine...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,081
Posted By 79pmooney

The thought that is at the back of the minds of...

The thought that is at the back of the minds of the pros - what if I flat on a crazy speed descent? With a well glued tubular, you just brake to a stop. From any speed. You can use the brake on...
08-21-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By 79pmooney

I've never ridden tires with those wear...

I've never ridden tires with those wear indicators. Never saw the need. I find seeing the casing works quite well and furthermore, the casing is a sign, unlike trying to notice that a sign is no...
08-21-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By 79pmooney

Or - best way to fine tune fit - ride fix gears...

Or - best way to fine tune fit - ride fix gears in hills (or ride rollers).
08-21-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By 79pmooney

Hang your bike by the seat (from a tree, garage...

Hang your bike by the seat (from a tree, garage overhead or whatever - I am assuming you do not have a bike stand). Fasten guides to the fork or chainstay (taped on credit cards or just about...
08-21-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By 79pmooney

Those aren't weight weenie holes? Drillium? ...

Those aren't weight weenie holes? Drillium?

Next step - hundreds of those holes

Then - no tread at all, Think of the weight savings (and it is rotating weight).

You heard it here first. ...
08-21-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By 79pmooney

I did used to do the descent of Juaquim Miller...

I did used to do the descent of Juaquim Miller Road from Skyline Blvd over Oakland, CA on a 42-17 with brakes but not using them. I was in my 20s, had raced two years before and had around 15,000...
08-21-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 22,287
Posted By 79pmooney

Yup. The engineer wants the answer so h e can go...

Yup. The engineer wants the answer so h e can go on to design the system the red rubber ball is part of. He learned in school how to calculate it but his boss just wants that final design and has...
08-21-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 22,287
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 (And the hoods and levers are good places for...

+1 (And the hoods and levers are good places for my hands out of the saddle.)

The best setups I have ever ridden are Tektro V-brake levers and Shimano dual-pivot brakes and the same levers with...
08-20-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By 79pmooney

No. There are crashes I never want to do. That's...

No. There are crashes I never want to do. That's one. Right up there with that is pulling a foot off the pedal at high RPMs, hence toeclips and straps. I have uncleated a few times but I just...
08-20-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By 79pmooney

Do you climb into barrels and roll down hills?...

Do you climb into barrels and roll down hills? Why no brakes? I ride with quality leather toestraps in good condition and pulled tight. Aluminum cleats with deep slots. My feet don't come out. But I...
08-20-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,703
Posted By 79pmooney

I keep it really simple. Black cloth wrapped...

I keep it really simple. Black cloth wrapped from the bottom and finished with electrical tape. Two layers for my aging hands. Old tape for the first. Doesn't need to be continuous. (I wrap...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,081
Posted By 79pmooney

I suppose it's possible to hurt yourself with...

I suppose it's possible to hurt yourself with tire glue but I had no issues gluing my tires over 25 years and 70,000 miles except very sticky, hard to clean fingers. (Tubasti - several boxes worth...
08-20-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,090
Posted By 79pmooney

That bike has only seen fixed. Both rear wheels...

That bike has only seen fixed. Both rear wheels are fix-fix. (I rode a 10-speed back when we used multiplication, then set it up as a single speed for a few years as my "B" bike. Started racing. ...
Replies: 21
Views: 815
Posted By 79pmooney

Fender trick for short chainstay bikes - cut a...

Fender trick for short chainstay bikes - cut a long, thin ellipse out of the front of the fender. First, mount the fender. It will hit the seat tube. Mark the contact. Take the fender off and...
08-20-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By 79pmooney

Do you have a bike coop or shop with a good...

Do you have a bike coop or shop with a good selection of used parts nearby? At $2-400, you do not have the luxury of picking and choosing parts, but with some hunting you might find ones that work...
08-20-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,958
Posted By 79pmooney

I have always cross-chained (at least to the...

I have always cross-chained (at least to the extent that the newer outside chainrings allow) when there was good reason for it. I live to climb. I love going hard uphill. If that hill levels off...
08-20-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding fix gear with a front QR since I...

I've been riding fix gear with a front QR since I started riding fixed in 1976.

I don't ride the widest possible tires on any of my fix gears unless I am going off road. Did a century Sunday on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,013
Posted By 79pmooney

I just rode a century (plus 8 miles there and 8...

I just rode a century (plus 8 miles there and 8 back) Sunday on my ti fix gear. Had 4 cogs, chainwhip and Pedros Trixie tool so I could run 43 by 13, 16, 17 or 23. Not a light bike. Steel fork,...
08-20-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By 79pmooney

My Trek 4000 (~'83) cracked in the same place,...

My Trek 4000 (~'83) cracked in the same place, both sides. Very different chainstay attachment; traditional capped stays. Both caps cracked through the deeply stamped "TREK".

I"m guessing this is...
08-19-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By 79pmooney

There is only one thing I wold worry about - is...

There is only one thing I wold worry about - is there enough material around the spoke holes at the biggest distance from center.? Any chance of a flange breaking? This is very uncommon in low...
08-19-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,090
Posted By 79pmooney

When my chrondomalcia patellae (CP) showed up I...

When my chrondomalcia patellae (CP) showed up I got a gift. Dropped out of the first race of the season 3 days later. Race promoter introduced my to an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon who...
08-19-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,090
Posted By 79pmooney

I've had chrondomalia for 4 decades. I also love...

I've had chrondomalia for 4 decades. I also love riding fix gear. Now, on two of them, I have extra cogs and can change gears but it requires 2-5 minute stops. And I only have the gears I brought....
Replies: 21
Views: 815
Posted By 79pmooney

Peugeot is in business and has a website. ...

Peugeot is in business and has a website. Contact them and ask. (I'll place my guess on 1985. I didn't follow Peugeot so I do not have a model name. I owned a Reynolds 501 that was probably 4 or...
08-16-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,199
Posted By 79pmooney

Exactly. Until that scientific study was done,...

Exactly. Until that scientific study was done, mankind was clueless. Yeah, coaches have been getting the food and nutrition pretty spot-on for TdF racers for decades, but this was just blind luck,...
08-16-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,847
Posted By 79pmooney

The more I learn about Tom Richie, the more I...

The more I learn about Tom Richie, the more I respect him. He designed and had built a fleet of cargo bikes for Rwanda coffee farmers to get their beans quickly to the roaster on very poor third...
08-16-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By 79pmooney

Thank you BG. The passing of one of the great...

Thank you BG. The passing of one of the great and classy riders. (Would have been known far more widely and won far more races had he not been cursed with racing at the same time as the cannibal,...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,383
Posted By 79pmooney

+! especially the part about some routes being...

+! especially the part about some routes being more fun! I've ridden 4 Cycle Oregons fixed. First two were very mountainous and hard, but, the routes had one or two hard climbs and fast descents...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,383
Posted By 79pmooney

Some of us simply prefer to ride fixed. Also a...

Some of us simply prefer to ride fixed. Also a fix gear century is more of a challenge and some of us like challenges. Yes, there is the "perfect" century where the grade, wind, etc. is so perfect...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By 79pmooney

Or, for very little money - old inner tubes. :) ...

Or, for very little money - old inner tubes. :)

Having said that, I might just do my first wrap with innertube. I've been riding doubled up cloth tape the past few years. Did once wrap a bar...
08-16-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 And like gold, they are not light. Raced in...

+1 And like gold, they are not light. Raced in those days but never had one. My Fuji came with a cheap copy two bolt post that I bent in a race hitting a frost heave at 50+. Won a Zeus copy that...
08-15-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By 79pmooney

Now that's cool. If it were to be my bike, it...

Now that's cool. If it were to be my bike, it wold stay "Trey". There are a lot more Terrys out there than Treys!

Ben
08-15-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By 79pmooney

I've said this before and I'll say it again - if...

I've said this before and I'll say it again - if you do not get the vaccine (and maybe even if you do) and ever see an odd band of red spots; following a rib is common, across your face less so but...
08-15-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,627
Posted By 79pmooney

I do my best to keep the BB out but pedals have...

I do my best to keep the BB out but pedals have often gone under completely. (Roadie, not a CX guy. I have no interest in wading through puddles but when riding fix gear, keeping the pedals out is...
08-15-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,885
Posted By 79pmooney

I have two of those Trixie wrenches that live...

I have two of those Trixie wrenches that live permanently under my tool bags on my two good fix gears. They are perfect for stopping and flipping wheels. That spanner is first class for lockrings;...
08-14-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,012
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 There were many Japanese mid-level road bikes...

+1 There were many Japanese mid-level road bikes sized for 27" wheels. Running 700c allows a bigger tire size and fenders. My winter/rain/city fix gear is almost one of those frames. (~1983 Trek...
08-14-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,608
Posted By 79pmooney

Celticgirl, I forgot to mention one thing you can...

Celticgirl, I forgot to mention one thing you can do that will make a real difference, especially if you ride in the wet. If you have access to a garden hose or the like after your rides, you can do...
08-14-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By 79pmooney

All you need is a good routine. First, use a...

All you need is a good routine. First, use a wheel with a hub set up with nuts, not a quick release. Get the proper wrench. Now, when you need to replace the wheel and set the chain tension:
...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By 79pmooney

"Does anyone here own a plastic or glass shield...

"Does anyone here own a plastic or glass shield that they use in winter to block the cold air from hitting your face?"

Look into the Zzipper fairing. Fits on your bike, not your face. Deflects...
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