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07-10-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By davester

Wow, amazing score. One problem...no picture = it...

Wow, amazing score. One problem...no picture = it didn't happen!

You need to get your post count up to 10 (over 2 days I think) to paste a photo, or you can post the photo url here for somebody...
07-09-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,527
Posted By davester

A man after my own heart. I was just about to say...

A man after my own heart. I was just about to say "a J.P. Weigle in the french constructer spirit", and there it is. However, I think I'd want chrome or stainless lugs, a bit of pinstriping, and a...
07-09-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By davester

20 miles is only going to take an hour or two, so...

20 miles is only going to take an hour or two, so pretty much anything will be fine. Wrap in a jacket for a little insulation if you want to keep it cooler). I'd lean towards a fresh baguette, some...
07-09-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,747
Posted By davester

That's actually required by law in California if...

That's actually required by law in California if they are unable to pass without a minimum 3-foot wide space between you and the car. I think it's a great law. Since about 95% of folks follow it,...
07-09-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By davester

This can also be due to the saddle being...

This can also be due to the saddle being positioned too far forward which results in increased weight on your hands and wrists. If you can't ride comfortably while holding a regular riding position...
07-07-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,298
Posted By davester

Living in the hills of the SF Bay Area, I don't...

Living in the hills of the SF Bay Area, I don't think of rides so much by horizontal distance as by how much elevation gain they have. I don't think I've ever done a century with less than 5,000' of...
07-07-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 21,479
Posted By davester

Another old (66) at risk guy here! I'm in for...

Another old (66) at risk guy here! I'm in for Neal's summer 2021 (or perhaps 2022) rolling party.

In addition to the health issues, bear in mind that Europe is not allowing flights from the US...
07-07-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,028
Posted By davester

I'm another cheerleader for the Compass/Rene...

I'm another cheerleader for the Compass/Rene Herse tires (Chinook Pass and Stampede Pass - both standard and extra light). Switching from Gatorskins to these was a revelation. They are soooo smooth...
07-06-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 15,999
Posted By davester

This is the Eroica 2019 thread. The 2020 thread...

This is the Eroica 2019 thread. The 2020 thread is here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1178259-official-bf-eroica-california-2020-roll-call-9.html#post21572758
07-06-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 21,479
Posted By davester

Someone else bumped the 2019 Eroica thread up to...

Someone else bumped the 2019 Eroica thread up to the top. Rather than extend that thread it would be better to post updates to this one. Given that COVID case rates in California (especially SoCal)...
06-13-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,392
Posted By davester

I have different bikes for different things. ...

I have different bikes for different things.

My Ron Cooper is my all-around bike that I use for most rides. Until about 10 years ago it was my only bike. It has a triple, is beautiful, was custom...
06-12-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,251
Posted By davester

Great find! I love those old Internationals...

Great find! I love those old Internationals despite the somewhat uneven levels of workmanship to be found on some examples. The odd thing about them is that they have touring geometry (I toured on...
06-12-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,263
Posted By davester

I have that exact same bike...same color even. I...

I have that exact same bike...same color even. I agree with most of the above posts in that it is unlikely that you need new rims. To remedy pulsation I suggest: 1) clean the rims really well with a...
05-27-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,414
Posted By davester

I've been using Strava for years. It is great for...

I've been using Strava for years. It is great for tracking your mileage and your progress and checking out route distances and timing. I never look at the leaderboard. It's pointless.
05-21-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By davester

I would add to Kilroy1988's post that when cold...

I would add to Kilroy1988's post that when cold setting you should clamp the stays at the brake bridge to ensure that the bridge doesn't separate from the stay. Also, you will need to realign the...
05-20-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By davester

If I can get two bikes plus 2 spare wheels plus...

If I can get two bikes plus 2 spare wheels plus camping gear into my MGBGT, you should be able to fit ten bikes into a CRV.
05-18-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 655
Posted By davester

Here I am shooting at Chabot archery range,...

Here I am shooting at Chabot archery range, probably the same one jetboy shoots at. I'm using a Damon Howatt Ventura bow that I bought in 1971 while in high school. It's a beauty with a Bubinga core....
05-09-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By davester

Officially, that freewheel is not going to play...

Officially, that freewheel is not going to play nice with either the Cyclone short cage or the Shimano 105. However, since you're not running a second chainring, the lack of chain wrap may not be an...
05-08-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By davester

I doubt that a "thruster" would be allowed at the...

I doubt that a "thruster" would be allowed at the nude ride.
05-08-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,453
Posted By davester

I use the Aerotechs that Pilotfishbob uses. Note...

I use the Aerotechs that Pilotfishbob uses. Note that they do run a little large so I buy one size smaller than is indicated by their website.

For folks who don't wear gloves, you do realize that...
05-07-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By davester

I try to keep it as original as possible while...

I try to keep it as original as possible while allowing sufficient modifications (primarily gearing choices) to allow me to ride it in the places I like to ride. If I kept all my bikes totally...
05-07-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,173
Posted By davester

The late great Sheldon Brown had this to say...

The late great Sheldon Brown had this to say about Brooks (and other suspended leather) saddles:



He has more to say here: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/leather.html
05-06-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By davester

Great find! Probably those brake pads are as hard...

Great find! Probably those brake pads are as hard as rocks by now. I'd strongly advise new KoolStops in addition to tires.
05-06-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By davester

Are you serious? One every 20 years or so is not...

Are you serious? One every 20 years or so is not terribly unusual.

1. My first serious crash about 40 years ago resulted from an out-of-control pickup truck slamming into me from behind. The...
05-06-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,902
Posted By davester

Brooks B-17 Imperial

Brooks B-17 Imperial
05-06-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,173
Posted By davester

I notice that the folks complaining about "Brooks...

I notice that the folks complaining about "Brooks torture" never specify which model of Brooks they're talking about, or say things like "I've heard that...". There's a huge difference between the...
05-06-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,605
Posted By davester

Well yes and no. They built several desirable...

Well yes and no. They built several desirable Univega models.
05-05-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By davester

Personally, I don't see the point. If I was still...

Personally, I don't see the point. If I was still racing, index shifting would be absolutely necessary in order to select the right gear in a sprint without missing a shift. However, with a...
05-05-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By davester

Over the past 45 years since getting my Bell...

Over the past 45 years since getting my Bell Biker I've had three crashes, one of them this year, where a helmet was destroyed and clearly protected me from severe head injury and possible death. So,...
04-28-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,760
Posted By davester

Wowie Zowie Brent! That is a stunningly beautiful...

Wowie Zowie Brent! That is a stunningly beautiful bike. Hopefully I'll get to Cino this year (if it's still on) and see it live.
04-20-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,405
Posted By davester

This really depends on what you mean by "hills"...

This really depends on what you mean by "hills" and what the terrain is like where you live. Around here, pretty much every ride I do finds me on at least one 15+% grade, and for every 10 miles of...
04-19-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By davester

I agree with Wildwood. Just get the fattest tires...

I agree with Wildwood. Just get the fattest tires that will go on the bike. Unless you weigh less than 100 lbs, 23mm tires are ridiculous and 25mm will still be a hard ride. I weigh 185 and have...
04-19-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By davester

I'd love to, but the current coronavirus pandemic...

I'd love to, but the current coronavirus pandemic doesn't allow for me to ride along with a camera operator and it's too difficult to juggle both a selfie stick and the Jiboffo kit while also using...
04-19-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By davester

For most people, the Jiboffo Technique had been...

For most people, the Jiboffo Technique had been forgotten and lost to the mists of time However, I've kept the candle burning for thirty years and welcome its resurgence. My younger friends are...
04-18-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By davester

Two things to note about this: 1. You still...

Two things to note about this:

1. You still need a chain tool if you put on a new chain because you will need to remove links to get the right chain length.

2. For most modern chains (i.e. last...
04-17-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By davester

Looks like fun. However, probably the bearings in...

Looks like fun. However, probably the bearings in your bottom bracket and hubs, and possibly the oil in your shock(s) are now contaminated with water and require rebuilding. I rode my road bike...
04-17-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By davester

Good reuse for a nice bike. I think I'd have...

Good reuse for a nice bike. I think I'd have looked for some 35s to get a bit of clearance, which you're going to need if you hit any mud.
04-16-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By davester

For commuting I use Niterider USB-rechargeable...

For commuting I use Niterider USB-rechargeable lights, Lumina 700 front and Solas rear. They are now several years old and are totally reliable (and extremely bright). The USB feature is terrific....
04-15-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,657
Posted By davester

In some ways I'd agree with you. However, Sunrace...

In some ways I'd agree with you. However, Sunrace and Shimano only come in an extremely limited selection of cog sizes and cog numbers. If you're putting lots of miles on your bikes then you need to...
04-15-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,657
Posted By davester

Which generation of IRD freewheel broke? It is...

Which generation of IRD freewheel broke? It is widely known that the first generation (the Defiant) had flawed pawl springs which snapped. I had one of these. IRD acknowledged the problem and brought...
04-15-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,686
Posted By davester

I'm curious as to whether that Shimano headset...

I'm curious as to whether that Shimano headset can be serviced since it says "Sealed Mechanism" right on it.
04-13-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,468
Posted By davester

That probably depends on where you live. Where I...

That probably depends on where you live. Where I am (northern California) there is widespread compliance with shelter-in-place policies which seems to be bending the infection and mortality curves....
04-13-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 653
Posted By davester

Original color scheme is one of the best. I vote...

Original color scheme is one of the best. I vote to leave as be and perhaps do a little touch up.
04-13-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,468
Posted By davester

That is actually a respirator with exhalation...

That is actually a respirator with exhalation valves but is not certified to N95 or any other standards. It might be helpful against pollen. With a "HEPA-type" filter it certainly does restrict...
04-13-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,468
Posted By davester

There's a lot of confusion around masks because...

There's a lot of confusion around masks because the term "mask" is imprecise and is used for both respirators (e.g. N95 masks), surgical masks, and DIY cloth masks, all of which have completely...
04-10-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By davester

What we need now is to combine this with the DST...

What we need now is to combine this with the DST drive!
04-09-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,448
Posted By davester

Not sure if you're into touring bikes, but this...

Not sure if you're into touring bikes, but this one is fabulous, and a good deal IMHO: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik/d/palo-alto-maruishi-touring-bike/7090208098.html . It is 52 cm and has...
04-09-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,799
Posted By davester

Or an opportunity for us west coasters. I was...

Or an opportunity for us west coasters. I was thinking that perhaps I could ride Cino, and then gugie, numbernine , and others could reschedule and replan our Tour d'Eroica to ride from Kalispell,...
04-08-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By davester

You guys are obviously in the wrong forum. Why...

You guys are obviously in the wrong forum. Why are you selling bikes? The goal is n+1, not n-x!
04-07-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,174
Posted By davester

You need to be more specific on what your planned...

You need to be more specific on what your planned use is for the bike. What does "high performance all-rounder for mostly road use" mean? When most people think of road bikes they are typically...
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