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04-06-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By 79pmooney

Right now? Simple. It is far harder to maintain...

Right now? Simple. It is far harder to maintain the 6' on them than it is on the road where every passing motorist is sealed in a metal box.

And anytime, not just the COVID months, the fact...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,115
Posted By 79pmooney

Wow! So I've learned nothing in 200,000 miles of...

Wow! So I've learned nothing in 200,000 miles of riding shorts and suspenders. Humbling.

Ben
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,115
Posted By 79pmooney

3 points. If you always use suspenders it...

3 points. If you always use suspenders it doesn't take long for the waistband to get stretched out. No longer an issue. With clip-ons, unclipping to use the facilities can be done while you are in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,115
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't like them. I've bought one pair (of very...

I don't like them. I've bought one pair (of very nice Segois). My gripes - the obvious issues around toilet trips and the process taking far longer for #2...
04-05-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 238
Posted By 79pmooney

Check that headset. If that isn't an issue (and...

Check that headset. If that isn't an issue (and the quicker your steering the more a poor headset will make riding no-hands difficult), I echo the above suggestion of taking the fork to a...
04-05-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 368
Posted By 79pmooney

The farmers market in Portland yesterday had 3...

The farmers market in Portland yesterday had 3 Porta Potties set out and a table with a juice dispencer (like we see at organized ride rest stops) with warn water, hand soap set out and paper towels....
Forum: Commuting
04-04-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By 79pmooney

My take is that derailleur bike commuters should...

My take is that derailleur bike commuters should be set up with 110-74 BCD triple cranksets. Then both scenarios you mention can be done. Commuters vary widely on speed and conditioning. I...
04-04-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By 79pmooney

I disagree with Ross520. Yes, a pro fit is good....

I disagree with Ross520. Yes, a pro fit is good. But, in the early months and miles of cycling, you adopt a lot. In September, the pro fit that could work very well for you might then not be even...
04-04-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By 79pmooney

Yup.

Yup.
04-04-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By 79pmooney

Cool! I've known Dave get's along well with...

Cool! I've known Dave get's along well with other builders for a while. Some of the really good ones routinely send their just finished frames to Dave to get cut and S & S'd. When I go there, I...
04-04-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By 79pmooney

Less common (and usually happens on older bikes...

Less common (and usually happens on older bikes that have seen both miles and equipment changes), the rear derailleur cage not playing nice with the wheel spokes. I've had many bikes where I needed...
04-03-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By 79pmooney

Another data point - SunTour Superbe top mounted...

Another data point - SunTour Superbe top mounted DT friction and Campy 9-speed and Campy Mirage RD works very well. Nearly 180 degrees used but shifting (for this lifelong DT guy) is sublime. I...
04-03-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By 79pmooney

The best approach is foresight. Replace your...

The best approach is foresight. Replace your clinchers with tubulars (sewups) before that descent. A well glued tubular will leave you with far more both control and ability to brake. Much, much...
04-02-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By 79pmooney

If you do ever get the urge to try it,here's some...

If you do ever get the urge to try it,here's some advice. Take a piece of tape and place it on the seatpost 1/2" above the top of the seattube. Now drop the seat to the tape/ Yes, ridiculously...
04-02-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,056
Posted By 79pmooney

My Peter Mooney frame and its second paint job....

My Peter Mooney frame and its second paint job. Peter was just starting out with brand new Belmont Wheelworks. I won't publish what I paid but it was absurdly low. (Being a clubmate might have...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,277
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't like rotating rear tires to the front. ...

I don't like rotating rear tires to the front. Rear tires lead a far harder life; not just tread wear. Fronts go a long ways; until you no longer trust the sidewall. That failure (sidewall) is a...
04-02-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By 79pmooney

If you are considering doing it, go out now and...

If you are considering doing it, go out now and get a bike to set up as a fix gear. Anything. You want miles and months riding fixed before you have any business riding an event like that. No,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By 79pmooney

Main benefit of a professional fit? That depends...

Main benefit of a professional fit? That depends on two things. Where you are starting from and the skill of the fitter. This wasn't a "professional fit" but I had the mechanic at the shop I...
04-02-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,386
Posted By 79pmooney

I picked up an early '80s Schwinn Le Tour Lux...

I picked up an early '80s Schwinn Le Tour Lux probably 15 years ago at a garage sale for $50. Been stored in a dusty garage since new. Barely rideable. Cranks barely turned. Cleaned it up, opened...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,277
Posted By 79pmooney

I missed this thread when it started (it was...

I missed this thread when it started (it was going ot be a few years before I came on the forum) so I cannot see the pictures but I'll post what I have done to salvage big cuts in racing quality...
04-02-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,311
Posted By 79pmooney

You'll notice a real difference climbing. (Your...

You'll notice a real difference climbing. (Your wallet will be a lot lighter.)
04-01-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By 79pmooney

Thank you for posting. We need to hear from more...

Thank you for posting. We need to hear from more positives. The more we hear, the sooner our denial cracks.
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By 79pmooney

Do a quick check on the fork to see it it's a 1st...

Do a quick check on the fork to see it it's a 1st generation. Run your finger under the crown. Can you feel the hole for the bottom of the steerer? If no, it's the real deal. Best death fork ever...
04-01-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By 79pmooney

Does this guy want to sell them and make money? ...

Does this guy want to sell them and make money? If so, Presta is the easy choice. With Schraeder, the salesman is going to have to convince most customers to step away fromo what they have always...
04-01-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,349
Posted By 79pmooney

Your neighboring state is leading the country in...

Your neighboring state is leading the country in how fast the death rate is rising. I wonder if this behavior is part of that. Take care of yourself. Denial isn't going to save anyone.
04-01-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 964
Posted By 79pmooney

Much, much nicer than mine! But also a lot...

Much, much nicer than mine! But also a lot bigger to store.

OIl? I am not sure I've ever oiled spoke threads. Been using Phil green since the dark ages and moved to marine grease 15-20 years...
03-31-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 964
Posted By 79pmooney

I have a stand of welded tube and bent flatbar...

I have a stand of welded tube and bent flatbar that I paid perhaps $30 almost 40 years ago and a similar construction dishing tool.. Crude and sturdy. Built many good wheels on it. The hardware on it...
03-31-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,114
Posted By 79pmooney

Because of liability issues, they will only do...

Because of liability issues, they will only do that surgery for the track crowd. Issue is with threaded cranks. As of now, the pin at the "foot" needs to be threaded into the crank. In a crash a...
03-31-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,114
Posted By 79pmooney

A truss built to the same stiffness and strength...

A truss built to the same stiffness and strength as a cantilever (all typical forks) can be built far lighter. I've had a chance to pick up TiCycles bikes built for off road with truss forks. The...
03-30-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,232
Posted By 79pmooney

Tough question because it's four bikes for me. ...

Tough question because it's four bikes for me. My racing bike, the 1976 Fuji Professional. The bike of my most cherished memories. Then the bike of my username that was built to replace the Fuji...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,215
Posted By 79pmooney

I used to race and in high school I ran...

I used to race and in high school I ran cross-country. As a racer I was told early on that you wanted to leave straight tracks to 1) waste as little energy scrubbing the tire tread and riding extra...
03-30-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,487
Posted By 79pmooney

My ride down Alba Road (previous post) was done...

My ride down Alba Road (previous post) was done on the old Mafac rubber but was was brand new.

My first year of racing (mid '70s) I was told to ride the drops anytime things got iffy - road...
03-30-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,487
Posted By 79pmooney

Mafac Racers are very good brakes. Early dual...

Mafac Racers are very good brakes. Early dual pivots (count 'em). Power, modulation and VERY forgiving of rim type and condition. Other brakes I have liked over the years - the Diacomp Grand Comps...
03-30-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By 79pmooney

I've seen a quintuple at several events. ...

I've seen a quintuple at several events. Husband, wife and a gaggle of young girls. Quite a team!
03-30-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By 79pmooney

We are early on in the death toll. Say at 10%. ...

We are early on in the death toll. Say at 10%. That brings us up to the car accident order of magnitude. Second, think about the dying process. Many in car accidents die quickly or loss...
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By 79pmooney

The important photo - take off the front wheel...

The important photo - take off the front wheel and get a photo; looking up the fork. At the fork crown, can you see the hole of the steerer or is it just nice shiny aluminum? If you don't see the...
03-30-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By 79pmooney

First, my background on fix gears. I raced road...

First, my background on fix gears. I raced road in the 70s. First year, the club vets told me to set my second bike up fix gear to learn to pedal smoothly. Crashed first ride when I tried to coast...
03-30-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 532
Posted By 79pmooney

Or, with $$s and time, a TiCycles project. (Says...

Or, with $$s and time, a TiCycles project. (Says he with two ti posted TiCycles units with 65mm setback and Thompson hardware. Complete joys to use and adjust.) Dave could either modify a Thompson...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,546
Posted By 79pmooney

Old fart here who raced the Maine hills between...

Old fart here who raced the Maine hills between Jackman and Waterville twice. As a very fit animal that loved to climb, I did it on a 42-19. Second time was also the hardest thing I have ever done....
03-29-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,964
Posted By 79pmooney

Both titanium and stainless steel come in many...

Both titanium and stainless steel come in many different alloys. Neither is anywhere near a "pure" element. (Steel is by definition, not a pure element. The pure stuff is iron.) The different...
03-29-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,964
Posted By 79pmooney

If you really want to know, do a simple...

If you really want to know, do a simple calculation. Take the bar off the bike. Measure its length, diameter at the end and the thickness at the end. Weigh it. Calculate the volume of the metal....
03-29-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 (and hilarious!) Once into messing with wheel...

+1 (and hilarious!) Once into messing with wheel spokes, you are venturing into a different realm where we may fall into traps that require professional (or very understanding) help.

First, the...
03-28-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 436
Posted By 79pmooney

Are you going to run cable guides for full length...

Are you going to run cable guides for full length housing or stops for bare wire? Guides for full length don't really do very much and neatly trimmed tape stuck to the insides of the guides works....
03-28-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you lubed the FW/cassette with a thin oil...

Have you lubed the FW/cassette with a thin oil recently? It looks like it is need of either a lube or thinner lube and because of that isn't rotating freely. Now with the wheel spinning, bearing drag...
03-28-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By 79pmooney

I had almost the bike you want built for me by...

I had almost the bike you want built for me by TiCycles in 2011. Basically a very high end late '80s titanium road race bike but with a fix gear specific road dropout. I designed a dropout with ~2"...
03-28-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By 79pmooney

My Peter Mooney is due for a repaint. I should...

My Peter Mooney is due for a repaint. I should see if I can get some photo time with it naked. (And there will be time. I'll have Dave Levy move the RD cable guide from the chainstay side to just...
03-28-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By 79pmooney

I get a kick out of that Pro-Comp FW. "Look! ...

I get a kick out of that Pro-Comp FW. "Look! They're all the same!"

Got beaten up Smuggler's Notch in VT by the junior, David Lamb, riding that FW (his his restricted FW for Florida, not...
03-28-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By 79pmooney

Actually I'd feel more comfortable riding a...

Actually I'd feel more comfortable riding a straightened QR axle. Breaking would be no big deal until I took the wheel off and the bearings fell out.

This is a place where mediocre (soft) steel...
03-27-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 673
Posted By 79pmooney

Ride with the same tube and patch it. This will...

Ride with the same tube and patch it. This will give you a running record of where tie issue(s) is. (Remember, the cut is "n" spokes from theeh valve but can be in either direction.) My guess is...
03-27-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,242
Posted By 79pmooney

Seatpost - maybe this is too much setback, but a...

Seatpost - maybe this is too much setback, but a post that would look really good is the Nitto steel. Lugged steel. Excellent workmanship. Chromed. Not very heavy. My Mooney loves its.
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