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09-19-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,776
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Posted By 79pmooney

I trust you either tried to push the infltated...

I trust you either tried to push the infltated tires i=off the rim or rode gently around corners, I wouldn't trust un-tested 20 year old glue.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By 79pmooney

It's a lot easier to use the front, especially if...

It's a lot easier to use the front, especially if it not a light bike (or has stuff on it you don't want to take off). Wheelie the bike, roll it up to the hook and lift.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd wrap the hook with duct tape, inner tube or...

I'd wrap the hook with duct tape, inner tube or something else to prevent scratches.

If you want to hang several bikes and save space, stagger the heights 16-18". If they are dropped handlebar...
09-18-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm guessing the Langster is targeting a market...

I'm guessing the Langster is targeting a market of city riders who want track bike feel and less the riders who actually ride the track.

That said, it will do fine as a daily rider but here in the...
09-18-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 630
Posted By 79pmooney

A 4' x 20" plate of 1/4" aluminum (to make a...

A 4' x 20" plate of 1/4" aluminum (to make a centerboard for my boat). Weighed more than 20 pounds and limited steering a lot. About 5 miles on a Peugeot UO-8. I was 16 years old.
09-18-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By 79pmooney

I've coiled them myself. Bent the wire a few...

I've coiled them myself. Bent the wire a few times. I just put 'em as straight as I can and ride. If it's a front, I just don't look down. (Training form decades of sewups. Some, even the very...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,071
Posted By 79pmooney

Oh,I remember those. I used to have a couple of...

Oh,I remember those. I used to have a couple of jerseys, one short sleeve, one long with front pockets.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,136
Posted By 79pmooney

Not always true. Some of us go faster and harder...

Not always true. Some of us go faster and harder bikes that are more fun to ride fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,071
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 And good jerseys have big pockets that don't...

+1 And good jerseys have big pockets that don't permanently stretch when you stuff them.

My best jerseys ever - there was a run of Mavic bright orange spring/fall jerseys with a lot of silver...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,628
Posted By 79pmooney

I carry 2 tubes, 2 irons and a patch kit. With...

I carry 2 tubes, 2 irons and a patch kit. With Gatorskins I might go with just one tube and still carry the rest. I retire tubes at 5 patches. Patches ~25 cents each. So not a whole lot of cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,071
Posted By 79pmooney

Isn't that just a boom box on a recently stolen...

Isn't that just a boom box on a recently stolen bicycle?
09-17-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 615
Posted By 79pmooney

Grippy rubber and quality flexy sidewalls help a...

Grippy rubber and quality flexy sidewalls help a lot, regardless of the width. In the wet especially. I rode a mile long grated bridge (no grade, just flat over an estuary) in a race on racing...
09-17-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By 79pmooney

Thanks! I didn't know of Art Stump. Those lugs?...

Thanks! I didn't know of Art Stump. Those lugs? Quite different from but bring to mind for me Peter Mooney's on several frames I used to see regularly in my racing days in the late '70s. He was a...
09-17-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By 79pmooney

I've now seen twice the statement that half of...

I've now seen twice the statement that half of recent COVID positives had eaten out in the previous 2 weeks. Spending extended time in close quarters, indoors and with nearly all masks off while...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By 79pmooney

I set my bikes up with long stems. I come far...

I set my bikes up with long stems. I come far forward when I get out of the saddle. For me, it's a dance, pushing down and pulling up. In fact, I sometimes use it as a time to relieve my quads...
09-17-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By 79pmooney

Seems to me that all this is saying is that...

Seems to me that all this is saying is that social distancing, masks, hand washing, ie all this stuff we are supposed to do, really does make a real difference. I saw far more masks and distance at...
09-17-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By 79pmooney

I use a SunTour Superbe DT friction on my...

I use a SunTour Superbe DT friction on my 9-speed. It has a relatively small drum diameter so it is folded all the way back in low gear but it shifts beautifully.
09-17-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 739
Posted By 79pmooney

Several points from a guy who's been riding fix...

Several points from a guy who's been riding fix gears for 44 years and 4 laps around the planet. (No,not literally, but if you added up the miles ...)

1) I've always ridden with two good brakes....
09-17-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By 79pmooney

I see no real issue with cutting it down. You...

I see no real issue with cutting it down. You need an accurate angled cut but you can get there simply by trying on the wedge and filing until it sits nicely. I"m guessing one of the fastener...
09-16-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,019
Posted By 79pmooney

The rule took a series of measurement points and...

The rule took a series of measurement points and ran them through a formula. Kicked out a "length" The longer your "length" was, the faster your boat was assumed to be and the more highly it was...
09-16-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By 79pmooney

Nice! I have a soft spot for A36, My first job...

Nice! I have a soft spot for A36, My first job as engineer with steel fish boats was with a yard that used A36 for the vast majority of its plate. Just not 1/8" 5/16 or higher for hull plating. ...
09-16-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By 79pmooney

Bicycle chains were, for many years, just like...

Bicycle chains were, for many years, just like motorcycle chains, just smaller. But then the "need" for more and more cogs mean that chains got thinner and thinner. The old chains had a real amount...
09-16-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, a 1979 Centurion with 5 cogs in back needs...

Yeah, a 1979 Centurion with 5 cogs in back needs a 3/32" 5/6-speed chain. I know KMC makes them. Others too but I am not up 5,6-speeds. It's been a few decades for me.

Memories. I assembled...
09-15-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By 79pmooney

My bikes - all rim brakes. (2) 120 mm fix gears,...

My bikes - all rim brakes. (2) 120 mm fix gears, (2) 126 mm, one a 7-speed, the other can do 7-speed or "triple chianline" fix gear. (Slightly dished doubje sided track hub with a single on one...
09-15-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,019
Posted By 79pmooney

I've had the privilege of sailing on some wooden...

I've had the privilege of sailing on some wooden classics. As a kid on a Concordia sailing down Maine's Eggemoggin Reach. College days, Buzzard's Bay in a full southwesterly by myself in a 1907...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By 79pmooney

I am surrounded by trees where I live so I don't...

I am surrounded by trees where I live so I don't see sunsets and sunrises anyway. But at noon, I can stand outside and look right at the sun. Cannot remember the last time I saw a shadow. Pulled...
09-15-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 908
Posted By 79pmooney

I used a 12" crescent wrench (masking tape on the...

I used a 12" crescent wrench (masking tape on the jaws) and a straight edge on the dropout forr my ti bike with a steel hanger. Tool had so much leverage that is was child's play. Tools I have on...
09-14-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 501
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 The problem here is that the OP knows, He...

+1 The problem here is that the OP knows, He now has to go to the ends of the world to resolve this, Had he not known, he could have simply ridden around the world quite blissfully.
One thing the...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By 79pmooney

Off topic, but what I have wanted for years (and...

Off topic, but what I have wanted for years (and keep bugging Showers Pass for) is a pocket just like that only much smaller and on my rain jackets - to stuff wet gloves into when I go inside to shop...
09-13-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By 79pmooney

Thanks! I just looked at the article date. That...

Thanks! I just looked at the article date. That Bicycling issue came out right about when Peter Mooney built my bike. I"m guessing that Peter had fewer machines then as he was just starting out so...
09-12-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By 79pmooney

Now, I did go to real lengths to keep my feet as...

Now, I did go to real lengths to keep my feet as warm as possible with my 45North cycling boots. I made special gators of stretchy outdoor fabric (not waterproof). They fit snug over my ankles....
09-12-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By 79pmooney

Unless you have a foolproof way to keep water...

Unless you have a foolproof way to keep water from running into your shoe, water will flow down your ankle and into your shoe unless you either address that or simply don''t ride when itia that wet. ...
09-12-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By 79pmooney

That handle looks short. Maybe OK for strong...

That handle looks short. Maybe OK for strong people but I have met many cogs I"d never budge without a pipe over the handle (that wouldn't do that nice grip any good). The chainwhip I carry on my...
09-12-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,214
Posted By 79pmooney

The unions know. Cooties kill but the kids are...

The unions know. Cooties kill but the kids are immune.
09-12-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,045
Posted By 79pmooney

Sobering. You and DiabloScott have told me of...

Sobering. You and DiabloScott have told me of fires at roads I used to ride. No, I never did go up Alba Rd, just down once in the year I lived in Santa Cruz. Alba Rd, a low altitude and paved 1/2...
09-12-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 637
Posted By 79pmooney

Question - do you care about this bike and its...

Question - do you care about this bike and its parts or are you OK with running them into the ground?

If you care - take off the wheels, clean up (gently, no solvents or soap) around the axle,...
09-12-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 535
Posted By 79pmooney

^^^^ Yeah, my first thought - those cutters! ...

^^^^ Yeah, my first thought - those cutters!

I paid not a ton for regular old Shimano cutters 5-10 years ago. Easy. Clean cuts on cable, I have to do some prettying up with housings. (File and...
09-12-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 536
Posted By 79pmooney

When I started out fix gear, I used a BB lockring...

When I started out fix gear, I used a BB lockring on a reguloar FW hub. First ride I as going ~20 mph and tried to coast to let 3 cars pass and take a left turn. Locked my knee. (My high seat...
09-12-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 875
Posted By 79pmooney

I use my bathroom scale. I do a couple of...

I use my bathroom scale. I do a couple of weighings as my scale is slightly different depending on where I stand.

Bike weighings can be sobering, Often not knowing is a happier place to be.
09-12-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By 79pmooney

As Almost Trick says, length is important. The...

As Almost Trick says, length is important. The sleeve (nut) cannot be too long! If it is, you cannot fully tighten the bolt, there will be a little looseness and you will quickly elongate the...
09-11-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 793
Posted By 79pmooney

He had a dream where it came to him that it was...

He had a dream where it came to him that it was ordained that WB bosses should have fasteners at exactly 6.10 cms. Been that way ever since. :)
09-11-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 793
Posted By 79pmooney

When I asked Peter Mooney about LowRider bosses...

When I asked Peter Mooney about LowRider bosses in1978,he said he wouldn't drill through a fork blade. (He was saying this to a survivor of a fork breaking and was at the annual club diner when it...
09-11-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By 79pmooney

You're coming off an injury, If you move anything...

You're coming off an injury, If you move anything and the bike doesn't feel right, you have no idea if it is the bike or you, Keep it simple, Only change should be to raise your stem a cm or two...
09-11-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By 79pmooney

Shimano BBs are usually symmetric. Poor...

Shimano BBs are usually symmetric. Poor tolerances on the crank might make for a couple of mms difference in fit on the spindle. Maybe the right is a touch big and the left a touch small? (I replaced...
09-11-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By 79pmooney

Are your feet in the same place on the pedals as...

Are your feet in the same place on the pedals as they were on the platforms? Might be interesting to ride the platform pedals and stop without moving your foot and measuring where the ball of your...
09-11-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By 79pmooney

What are you measuring to and from? What kind of...

What are you measuring to and from? What kind of frame, crankset and BB?
09-11-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 648
Posted By 79pmooney

Not Lanterne Rouge, but I watched footage of the...

Not Lanterne Rouge, but I watched footage of the desperate struggle of the gruppetto to make the time cut a few years ago. Far more dramatic than the stage was. From miles out, it was as hard...
09-11-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,167
Posted By 79pmooney

My house has been closed up since Monday morning....

My house has been closed up since Monday morning. Smells and feels like a fireplace fire with the damper closed but it is still enough better than outside that we are just dealing with it. (I saw...
09-09-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By 79pmooney

I've had good results with the not very expensive...

I've had good results with the not very expensive Tektro levers (and Cane Creek - made by Tektro, same quality, some slightly different touches). A modest step up in power from older levers, work...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,043
Posted By 79pmooney

Oh, not a storage solution but a wonderful way to...

Oh, not a storage solution but a wonderful way to get by the first hour and have virtually nothing to lug around the rest of the day. This trick is time honored and still used by professional bike...
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