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07-20-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By Road Fan

Re the cardiologists, I had the same experience....

Re the cardiologists, I had the same experience. My GP explained, their purpose is to assess whether heart function is healthy and correct over the range of stress. They use the nasty old formula as...
07-20-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,135
Posted By Road Fan

I'm building my first tandem now, with a very...

I'm building my first tandem now, with a very similar color scheme. It's a Meridian, said to be (said by the seller) one of their last ones, and it has a very similar layout to this Santana, except...
07-19-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks and I appreciate the confirmation! ...

Thanks and I appreciate the confirmation! Several times in this thread I've seen comments that amount to, "well, if you pinch-flat it's too soft" and I wanted to put a stake in the ground, that...
07-19-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By Road Fan

I found the KKT bearings to have a little play,...

I found the KKT bearings to have a little play, while the Campy ones had zero. Smoothness was very very good for both, but edge to Campy. Remember what else we had - Sheffield, Verma, and Lyotard...
07-19-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By Road Fan

Also, the locknuts had the dates stamped rather...

Also, the locknuts had the dates stamped rather deeply, which created stress risers. I had splitting of the lockwasher a few times, and had to cajole an LBS into letting me pick one from their box...
07-19-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By Road Fan

The one with the black anodized aluminum rails...

The one with the black anodized aluminum rails wrapped around was called Superleggera - super light.

Campy knew there should be demand or a lighter pedal. My set came on my 1980 Masi (bought used...
07-18-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By Road Fan

Re the pedals: sometimes parts were favored by...

Re the pedals: sometimes parts were favored by racers because they were light and sometimes because they were durable. Bitd a lot of stuff stayed in use because everyone knew they could not cause...
07-18-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,086
Posted By Road Fan

How did you get this? 48/42 = 1.14

How did you get this?
48/42 = 1.14
07-18-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,324
Posted By Road Fan

This is where Iím at, too! The bike paths/MUPs...

This is where Iím at, too! The bike paths/MUPs are not auxiliary roads. I wonder how the moms with toddlers and dogs are handling sharing the road with these things?
07-16-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,225
Posted By Road Fan

I would just say you overcooked it. Cycling Past...

I would just say you overcooked it. Cycling Past 50 is still out there, do the rides he recommends for the long rides perhaps for a few weeks before stating intervals. Not that I'm any kind of a...
07-15-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Road Fan

I agree with not thinking about "breaking it in,"...

I agree with not thinking about "breaking it in," beyond getting on it and riding the bike. For me I do not want the sit bone areas to collapse - ever!!
07-15-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Road Fan

To the OP: Let me get in line - if you find you...

To the OP: Let me get in line - if you find you have not ruined it and don't want to deal with breaking it in, I'll buy it. My wife saw mine when I brought it home from the bike swap, and immediately...
07-14-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,307
Posted By Road Fan

My faves are all old. Lyotard 23 touring...

My faves are all old. Lyotard 23 touring platforms, Campagnolo C-record Strada Platforms, Campy Chorus Strada Platforms, Shimano 600 EX 6207, Shimano 105, and a few others of similar architecture. ...
07-14-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,499
Posted By Road Fan

Hi, Jeff! Go back to your project on devices to...

Hi, Jeff! Go back to your project on devices to improve aero! Lots more watts to be saved in the aero term of the bike power equation than in the rolling resistance term. But, lube your chain,...
07-14-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,707
Posted By Road Fan

Iím glad you guys came back to this post with the...

Iím glad you guys came back to this post with the wire solutions! I have tried an S 84 in a few situations and I like as much as Professor Mooney does. These wire spring devices suggest a solution...
07-13-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks, all! Great to hear from you, VV! I...

Thanks, all! Great to hear from you, VV!

I do see a little pointer that lines up with the chain-drop pin and it corresponds to matching up the text on the fronts of the chainrings. So that's...
07-13-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Road Fan

I think that re-routing will let the rear mech...

I think that re-routing will let the rear mech move more smoothly, which could help you reduce the grinding.

beautiful bike, and I'm really glad it's a rocketship!
07-13-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By Road Fan

One last thing: before you take down the original...

One last thing: before you take down the original BB, measure (as well as is reasonable) the length of the stub spindle on the drive side or the non-drive side. To see if you can maintain your Q and...
07-13-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Road Fan

Alignment of a pair of pinned chainrings?

I'm installing a set of Race Face 10 speed chainrings (46/32/26), and the large and middle rings are pinned. My question is, how should I clock the large and middle ring to get the best shifting? ...
07-13-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By Road Fan

With my wife in the stoker position and my now 66...

With my wife in the stoker position and my now 66 yo body in the Cap's Chair, I am reluctant to use pinch-flatting as a diagnostic method. I hope this is understandable. It's like, "Oooo the spokes...
07-13-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By Road Fan

That makes me feel better, too. And I see that...

That makes me feel better, too. And I see that your formula is about scaling any given pressure requirement, where Berto's work had a different purpose, more like a scalable de-rating rule.
07-13-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By Road Fan

There are a wide range of hooked tools out there...

There are a wide range of hooked tools out there and some stay on the ring better than others. I rather like the technique of using a punch to direct force on the notch, and hammers of differing size...
07-13-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By Road Fan

merziac, In terms of power to remove a fixed cup,...

merziac, In terms of power to remove a fixed cup, I agree, and I'm curious regarding your toolset. But 63rickert made other excellent comments, like removing everything and starting over with a...
07-12-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 963
Posted By Road Fan

This is a great thread! I've been thinking of...

This is a great thread! I've been thinking of making hoods for the GB Arret levers I have for my 1952 Rudge. They used half-hoods like Mavic BITD.
07-12-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By Road Fan

Canklecat, High level: I think you have...

Canklecat,

High level:

I think you have eliminated everything but the BB mechanicals themselves. I would work more to evaluate my existing BB before replacing it. Usually these have the fit...
07-11-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 87,225
Posted By Road Fan

Simplex derailleurs were regularly spec'd by...

Simplex derailleurs were regularly spec'd by Raleigh for lower-medium 10 speeds - the Grand Prix and the Super Courses. The Record had Huret, also French, but then regarded as lower quality.
...
07-11-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By Road Fan

It could also be that your saddle is too high....

It could also be that your saddle is too high. The hips should not be rocking. Rocking hips indicates that you are stretching your leg down at the bottom of each stroke. The back and forth once...
07-11-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By Road Fan

The goal is to position the saddle fore-aft so...

The goal is to position the saddle fore-aft so your butt bones are where they need to be for best pedaling, and tilting the saddle just a bit up or down so gravity helps you stay there. Tilting up...
07-06-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21,011
Views: 2,027,761
Posted By Road Fan

I think the US industry was still mostly...

I think the US industry was still mostly flatheads, so even a single overhead camshaft was a significantly advanced design.
07-06-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 914
Posted By Road Fan

I use one of these made by SK tools, it's about...

I use one of these made by SK tools, it's about 4" long. I had a Craftsman 10 mm with a Craftsman set of small metric combo wrenches, and somehow the Craftsman 10 mm vanished and the SK was left in...
07-06-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,836
Posted By Road Fan

WP, that is very impressive! I have a friend...

WP, that is very impressive! I have a friend here in Michigan who has been posting over the years about aero touring luggage, but I don't know if he's taken it past dreaming.
07-06-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,836
Posted By Road Fan

There would still be sideforce on the bike, but...

There would still be sideforce on the bike, but it would not be trying to twist the bars/fork. You might need to countersteer into the wind.
07-06-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,836
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, of course. I almost bought a Vetter for a...

Yes, of course. I almost bought a Vetter for a Suzuki, but I liked the cafe racer look too much.

I had a windshield/bar fairing on the front of my Vespa 150 scooter, back around 1975. It helped...
07-06-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21,011
Views: 2,027,761
Posted By Road Fan

what's the car?

what's the car?
07-06-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Road Fan

I'm not a mod, but probably it should still go to...

I'm not a mod, but probably it should still go to the Appraisals thread.

In general I don't think vintage racing rims have a lot of value unless they are an aluminum set for a very vintage English...
07-06-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,416
Posted By Road Fan

To be restored material has to be added, not...

To be restored material has to be added, not taken away. Did the change correlate to the change of cage? Was it necessary to fit the French frame?

If it was necessary to fit the frame, put it on...
07-06-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By Road Fan

BTW, I don't know if the OP is in USA, but what...

BTW, I don't know if the OP is in USA, but what he calls "neck" is conventionally called "stem."
07-06-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By Road Fan

I think Veloce was and is a great group, but I...

I think Veloce was and is a great group, but I also respect Ultegra. I have a friend with a RB-1 who uses a mix of Ultegra and DuraAce on it, with Hugi hubs and Mavic rims. My SL Mondonico (similar...
07-05-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21,011
Views: 2,027,761
Posted By Road Fan

Nice idea, just preserve the patina! What...

Nice idea, just preserve the patina!

What bb, spindle, and chainset? Iím working on this point with my 1952 Rudge. Whatís the bb shell width?

Was your frame sized for 27 x 1ľ wheels?
Replies: 38
Views: 1,440
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, it should be there. Letters and numbers.

Yes, it should be there. Letters and numbers.
Replies: 38
Views: 1,440
Posted By Road Fan

The other forum is ďClassic and Vintage Bicycles:...

The other forum is ďClassic and Vintage Bicycles: Whatís it worth? Appraisals.Ē
Replies: 38
Views: 1,440
Posted By Road Fan

Sounds like a great bike, what size? FYI,...

Sounds like a great bike, what size?

FYI, this forum is for talking about bikes, to the exclusion of evaluating it. Question of ďwhatís it worth should be answered in another forum, which you...
07-03-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By Road Fan

bicycle urban parcour?

bicycle urban parcour?
07-02-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By Road Fan

I'll have to take a look! Thanks to Jim...

I'll have to take a look!

Thanks to Jim and all for letting me indulge in a little impulsive fiction!
07-02-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By Road Fan

I think it takes damn good aim to take out this...

I think it takes damn good aim to take out this sort of zombie while on a bicycle! Probably most effective to hit the engine block with a bullet that can break it and jam the engine - this a big...
07-02-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By Road Fan

Wow, brilliant, Jim! I certainly had similar...

Wow, brilliant, Jim! I certainly had similar feelings when regularly cycling in Chicago!
07-01-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By Road Fan

From Berto's original article it was clear he...

From Berto's original article it was clear he expects you to choose tires of a suitable cross-section to achieve the 15% criterion with your actual wheel loading. This of course implies wider tires...
07-01-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks Conspiratamus1! That reminds me of some...

Thanks Conspiratamus1! That reminds me of some forgotten mechanics! So I made a table of widths and pressures for the 3000 safety criterion:

d [mm] pressure [psi]
21 143
23 130
25 120
27 111...
07-01-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By Road Fan

And Skip, you wonít be the last to survive such...

And Skip, you wonít be the last to survive such mistakes!
06-30-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By Road Fan

Carbonfiberboy, Again, thank you! Can we...

Carbonfiberboy,
Again, thank you!

Can we go back? You asked if I see what you did. I see SOMETHING of what you did, but I don't fully understand it. Can you provide more explanation?
Does the...
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