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09-12-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,327
Posted By ldmataya

I will make it to Tony's Friday by the time they...

I will make it to Tony's Friday by the time they are warming up the taps. Looking forward to it!
08-31-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,327
Posted By ldmataya

That is a TA Carmina crank which fortunately gave...

That is a TA Carmina crank which fortunately gave me a perfect chain line using my record spindle. The Carmina has a clever spider mount that allows different size spiders so you can change BCD...
08-30-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,327
Posted By ldmataya

I'm riding Orange Crush, but with a very...

I'm riding Orange Crush, but with a very important upgrade. I am no longer able to turn a Super Record small ring up some of these climbs, so I found a nice substitute crank.
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08-21-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,952
Posted By ldmataya

I have some data on this topic, having used a...

I have some data on this topic, having used a power meter for a few years, and tracking things carefully up until about 3 years ago. At the same power, speed difference #1...
08-16-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,327
Posted By ldmataya

No the DD never ventured this far southeast. It...

No the DD never ventured this far southeast. It kind of reminds me of Shop Hill Road which the DD always liked to visit.
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,403
Posted By ldmataya

Yes it is because those states have larger...

Yes it is because those states have larger mortgages and higher housing costs in general. Except for Hawaii, they also generally have larger incomes. In those states people are still "betting" on the...
08-15-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,327
Posted By ldmataya

We may not be worthy. But this climb is... ...

We may not be worthy. But this climb is...

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Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,403
Posted By ldmataya

Keep in mind you can usually tell any story you...

Keep in mind you can usually tell any story you want to with statistics. So If I want to paint a gloom-and-doom, I use the absolute credit numbers. But if I express debt as a percentage of income,...
08-14-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,327
Posted By ldmataya

When did they start measuring 'shine in kilos?

When did they start measuring 'shine in kilos?
08-13-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,327
Posted By ldmataya

A reminder that I will have a couple of...

A reminder that I will have a couple of workstands available on site Saturday. If you need to ship something rather than check it or lug it, PM me and you can send it to my house in Mt. Horeb....
08-11-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,288
Views: 126,299
Posted By ldmataya

I know a couple of the people at Race Day so when...

I know a couple of the people at Race Day so when I run into them I will ask what they have in mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,100
Posted By ldmataya

Welcome to the forums. I regularly ride the roads...

Welcome to the forums. I regularly ride the roads you are talking about (Mount Horeb, Blue Mounds, New Glarus, Barneveld, Mineral Point). All modern bikes are light, but a bike that fits and that I...
07-25-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,770
Posted By ldmataya

Getting 6 miles into a ride (hilly) and realizing...

Getting 6 miles into a ride (hilly) and realizing you are still stretching the rear tubular - never glued.
07-23-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,210
Posted By ldmataya

I would love to see you get that digital shifting...

I would love to see you get that digital shifting stuff working, but if you get to plan "none of the above", I've got some ideas for you involving a go fast flatlander with a 1x setup. I've also got...
07-23-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By ldmataya

Road riders who switch to MTB often keep weight...

Road riders who switch to MTB often keep weight too far forward - likely what you are doing since you are riding on flat roads. When I started riding off road seriously after 30 years of nothing but...
07-19-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,895
Posted By ldmataya

Once you've sold something, I don't believe it is...

Once you've sold something, I don't believe it is yours anymore - is it? Lets say for the sake of argument that the OPs Ritchey really is worth $1,500 to some collector because it is serial #1...
07-18-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,412
Posted By ldmataya

Biggest issue in doing so was typically brake...

Biggest issue in doing so was typically brake clearance with larger tires. It was not uncommon around here to have a shop braze on cantilever mounts to a steel bike to make it a touring or off road...
07-16-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,008
Posted By ldmataya

They make pretty good commuter - all purpose...

They make pretty good commuter - all purpose bikes. This one was covered in grease and grime at a flea market but my wife saw enough of the paint to dig it out.
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07-10-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By ldmataya

I have this problem with my hardtail MTB,...

I have this problem with my hardtail MTB, especially on a rough trail ride. Fortunately it has a removable seatpost clamp, so I purchased some extras that have a heavier clamp bolt. They are...
07-09-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,849
Posted By ldmataya

Off by a year. 1954 Tipo Roma. ...

Off by a year. 1954 Tipo Roma.

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07-07-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,991
Posted By ldmataya

I piped up awhile back with an opinion on the Leo...

I piped up awhile back with an opinion on the Leo Bottecchia, so cudak888 asked me to back up that seemingly authoritarian claim :)

My story is I've been a fan of these for awhile. I own a 1969...
07-03-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By ldmataya

You can get a quick release adapter that slides...

You can get a quick release adapter that slides into your wheel axle - we've used that with our Thule wheel carriers (the flexible arm ones). There is also a rigid thru axle wall mount that I've...
07-01-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,205
Posted By ldmataya

I think the most useful statement in the article...

I think the most useful statement in the article is "the sidewalls donít really hold up the weight of bike and rider. Itís the air that supports the weight." And note that this statement is true no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,783
Posted By ldmataya

Tires, rims, riding style, everything matters in...

Tires, rims, riding style, everything matters in trying to make comparisons so almost impossible to generalize. But +1 on getting an accurate pressure gauge that you use no matter what pump you use....
05-15-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By ldmataya

Somehow I pictured this being done with cardboard...

Somehow I pictured this being done with cardboard stencils that would get used for a period of time and then tossed. But a metal stencil makes perfect sense. My brother and I have discussed how an...
05-07-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By ldmataya

I like clamps better for their flexibility. You...

I like clamps better for their flexibility. You can add a chain keeper, etc. Next time I pull apart my Lemond I'm going to paint the clamp the downtube color and enhance the braze-on derailleur.
05-01-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,482
Posted By ldmataya

Been doing it for years. My recipe is 3-1 ratio...

Been doing it for years. My recipe is 3-1 ratio of household paraffin (Gulf Wax) to beeswax which I get from Amazon. Beeswax adds some viscosity. I use a crock pot; warm up the pot, remove chain, dip...
04-30-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 89,133
Posted By ldmataya

I will take one in full light as soon as it stops...

I will take one in full light as soon as it stops snowing and raining here. So you get a 28 to work with traditional 52-42 in front? That is pretty close to the gear inches I've got. But I do like...
04-29-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 89,133
Posted By ldmataya

I solved my gearing problem. I love riding my...

I solved my gearing problem. I love riding my Trek 750 with last generation Super Record, but trying to ride around SW Wisconsin with 42x24 granny gear just doesn't work anymore. It is do-able, but...
04-29-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,288
Views: 126,299
Posted By ldmataya

The Facebook chatter has already made it clear...

The Facebook chatter has already made it clear how difficult a marketing and PR challenge this is going to be for whomever takes over a sullied brand. I am one of those of the opinion that taking the...
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By ldmataya

They are good trainer tires. I've convinced some...

They are good trainer tires. I've convinced some friends to pick up a cheap rear tubular wheel for trainer season. Don't even need to glue em.
03-25-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,837
Posted By ldmataya

Yes, and he attributed it primarily to the...

Yes, and he attributed it primarily to the hysteresis (deformation) loss from the glue between the tire and the rim.
https://yarchive.net/bike/rolling_resistance.html

But remember that more...
03-22-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,837
Posted By ldmataya

There is just no comparison for me to the ride...

There is just no comparison for me to the ride quality of a light, high quality rim and tire. I purchase the widest tubulars that will fit my road bikes, somewhere in the 25-28mm range. Tubeless...
03-13-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,704
Posted By ldmataya

This one. Not a classic (yet) but all steel. I...

This one. Not a classic (yet) but all steel. I have a bag with a 11-36 cassette, a SRAM rear clutch derailleur, chain, and a bar-end shifter with housing. So in 10 minutes it becomes a 1x11. I prefer...
03-11-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,685
Posted By ldmataya

1996 Zurich with a newer powdercoat finish. Best...

1996 Zurich with a newer powdercoat finish. Best riding steel frame I own. Currently upgrading to 11 speed - with tubular wheelset should be right at 19lbs.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By ldmataya

When we don't stay with my daughter, we like to...

When we don't stay with my daughter, we like to rent an Airbnb right downtown, as close to the river as possible. Then everything is walking distance but you are still essentially in a residential...
02-22-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,624
Posted By ldmataya

Robbie, I used to use fork mounts in a pickup. I...

Robbie, I used to use fork mounts in a pickup. I discovered that some C&V front dropouts would not fit on a generic fork mount - they had an axle stub on each end that was a larger diameter than the...
02-18-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 141,701
Posted By ldmataya

Are you looking for 32 or 36? I have one buried...

Are you looking for 32 or 36? I have one buried in a drawer and have not idea which drilling it is, but I can look.
02-08-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,231
Posted By ldmataya

The rim cracking issue of carbon rims (which is...

The rim cracking issue of carbon rims (which is what I think the OP was referring to) has been a discussion item for years among MTBers, before, during, and after the tubeless evolution. So some guys...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,723
Posted By ldmataya

Just watch the start of a pro cyclocross race....

Just watch the start of a pro cyclocross race. Most of those men and women are on SPDs.
01-20-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,327
Posted By ldmataya

To prepare for this terrain the first step is to...

To prepare for this terrain the first step is to get a low range gear that drops at least 10-12 gear inches from your typical setup in your small/small combo. This is a challenge on many of our...
01-15-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,327
Posted By ldmataya

There will be climbs, that subject did come up....

There will be climbs, that subject did come up. In fact iab has one of my favorite leg punchers on the 100k route.
01-14-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,876
Posted By ldmataya

My friends and I have had this debate for years...

My friends and I have had this debate for years and our generally accepted conclusion - as a way of going faster, aero trumps weight when other factors are mostly the same, and you aren't riding a...
01-14-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,327
Posted By ldmataya

Yup we had lots of interest at the swap. We were...

Yup we had lots of interest at the swap. We were speaking with a woman who had visited Coppi's birthplace and was quite interested in what we were up to. But, she labored for several minutes under...
01-11-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,087
Posted By ldmataya

Great stuff! I think you two should show up at...

Great stuff! I think you two should show up at the start line of a triathlon. We'll build a flying saucer, get a fog machine, and re-create the opening scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. ...
01-10-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By ldmataya

Three word recommendation: Ambrosio Nemesis...

Three word recommendation: Ambrosio Nemesis tubular

This is the classic Flanders - Paris Roubaix rim that teams used to switch to for the cobbled classics before the wheel sponsors got that to...
Forum: Touring
01-08-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By ldmataya

I bought a cardboard bikeflights box and have...

I bought a cardboard bikeflights box and have used it 4 times so far. I always ship to my destination, which is usually a relative's home. Helmet and shoes are usually with me in luggage though a...
01-02-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,195
Posted By ldmataya

Have acquired a number of interesting frames to...

Have acquired a number of interesting frames to build for other people. This is the year to start - make N+1 their problem not mine.
12-26-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,180
Posted By ldmataya

I'm wondering why you don't get 400 miles of...

I'm wondering why you don't get 400 miles of quiet use? I make my own out of standard gulf wax mixed with bees wax, but I don't think the composition would matter than much. I regularly get more than...
12-18-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,164
Posted By ldmataya

+1 on the Passat B5. I've actually considered...

+1 on the Passat B5. I've actually considered getting another one because they are so easy to work on using that forum. That and I still have a set of rims that don't fit any VWA after 2007. PM me if...
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