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09-23-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 727
Posted By 79pmooney

My point isn't about the seconds gained but the...

My point isn't about the seconds gained but the focus. For Roglic, it was a stage he had to do to get to arrive in Paris in yellow. And he knew it was given that with a good ride, he'd match his...
09-23-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By 79pmooney

For WGB - I am staying digital photo illiterate...

For WGB - I am staying digital photo illiterate so no photos but the description of the washers on the FD cage:

At the bottom of the cage of all SunTour FDs is a bolt that goes through both plates...
09-23-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 I don't TTs so no Position 1. Position 2...

+1 I don't TTs so no Position 1. Position 2 much of the time. It is getting a little harder and my limited riding this year hasn't helped. Bars are coming up slowly over the years. (67 now.)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By 79pmooney

I wear expensive prescription glasses and...

I wear expensive prescription glasses and sunglasses. I would NEVER put them outside the straps and never have. I don't want the helmet knocking my glasses off simply because it got bumped or...
09-23-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,573
Posted By 79pmooney

Bone density loss in pro cyclists is well...

Bone density loss in pro cyclists is well documented. Cyclists do not see the vertical impacts of running or jumping or even the steady burden of simply holding ourselves vertical against gravity. ...
09-22-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 727
Posted By 79pmooney

I just re-read my post and realized I forgot to...

I just re-read my post and realized I forgot to say that both of those cranks broke at the pedal. I never got to see them after the crash (both happened mid-race) but they were in my view when it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,478
Posted By 79pmooney

Bike races are chess matches at high speed. ...

Bike races are chess matches at high speed. Different body types are the bishops, knights, rooks etc. The job of each rider or team is to place himself or teammate in a place where he can use his...
09-22-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 371
Posted By 79pmooney

There's another possible scenario. Quintana has...

There's another possible scenario. Quintana has enemies in his home country. He has been vocal supporting women's rights and exposing the corruption within the national cycling federation's ranks? ...
09-22-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By 79pmooney

If it were me, I'd consider easing the derailleur...

If it were me, I'd consider easing the derailleur forward a turn or two on the B-screw, (Small screw on the top rear of the derailleur that engages the hanger.) I'd do that then check for smooth...
09-22-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By 79pmooney

I break this rule all the time. I ride a fix gear...

I break this rule all the time. I ride a fix gear with a flip-flop wheel. Often leave the house with two cogs a tooth apart and flip to the one the feels best. The label and tread pattern just end up...
09-21-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 727
Posted By 79pmooney

I haven't done it but in my racing days I was...

I haven't done it but in my racing days I was twice on the wheel of a Campy (probably NR) crankset rider when the right crank broke. Both riders crashed. I missed both. This was in the late '70s....
09-21-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By 79pmooney

I've got that gearing (7-speed) on my Raleigh...

I've got that gearing (7-speed) on my Raleigh Competition. I don't know if the FD is an aRX or just an aR, nor what the difference is between them. Works quite well. SunTour Power (ratchet) DT...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,888
Posted By 79pmooney

I always wear gloves. If I"m planning on riding...

I always wear gloves. If I"m planning on riding hills on the fix gear, I wear long fingered gloves to protect the skin on the sides of my fingers from the brake levers. ( I hate being two miles from...
09-21-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By 79pmooney

Nice work! My low-Q campaign has been taking...

Nice work!

My low-Q campaign has been taking a breather. So far:

my geared TiCycles, triple 90speed. 143 with old Sugino (probably 5-speed) cranks and 105 Phil Wood BB
fix gear TiCycoles,...
09-21-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 727
Posted By 79pmooney

Another point - Pogacar and UAE targeted the ITT....

Another point - Pogacar and UAE targeted the ITT. Visited it three times before the race. Practiced the bike change and scoped out all the potholes, best lines, etc. Pogacar knew the climb well. ...
09-21-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By 79pmooney

My knees prefer as low a Q as possible. I seek...

My knees prefer as low a Q as possible. I seek out bottom brackets that place the left crank close to the chainstay. With a triple, this is quite asymmetrical. My body doesn't even notice.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,770
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah. He should sacrifice his body and save that...

Yeah. He should sacrifice his body and save that bike. (In my experience, the cars trying to run me off the road are always on my non-drive side.)

Road bikes fare considerably worse now in...
09-21-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3,135
Views: 305,019
Posted By 79pmooney

Always, even on test rides. (Test rides are...

Always, even on test rides. (Test rides are often for checking proper shifting, Chain jam a real possibility.)

POS Trabec. A year too old but POS dropped MIPS and will resume next year. Very,...
09-20-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 513
Posted By 79pmooney

If you take a torch to galvanized anything, be...

If you take a torch to galvanized anything, be sure you have a clean air supply to breath. That zinc is not good for you.
09-20-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 513
Posted By 79pmooney

True. But the strands do settle in tighter. Since...

True. But the strands do settle in tighter. Since they are now winding around a smaller diameter, they elongate. (That length has to go somewhere.) So that "un-stretched" cable is now longer. That...
09-20-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,021
Posted By 79pmooney

My introduction to Strawberry was about 17 years...

My introduction to Strawberry was about 17 years ago, relatively new in town, and out for a 70 mile ride. Crossed paths with a tandem captain I knew on his single. He U-turned and we rode ~60 miles...
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 798
Posted By 79pmooney

Excellent solution! I like. Those Zephals are...

Excellent solution! I like. Those Zephals are workhorses. Carry one of those and you don't need anything else. (Edit: for inflation. You still need the spare tubes and/or patches and probably tire...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,443
Posted By 79pmooney

I've bought and used 2 of those. Both times at...

I've bought and used 2 of those. Both times at Cycle Oregon when I've broken my preferred 3rd Eye helmet mirror. On the bike, just as good a mirror and easier to set up. (I make custom brackets...
09-20-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By 79pmooney

Aero bars are banned for mass start races.

Aero bars are banned for mass start races.
Replies: 19
Views: 332
Posted By 79pmooney

3rd photo - those brake calipers are worth...

3rd photo - those brake calipers are worth $50-100 easily. Some of the best ever made. Yes, complete mass production and so-so finish. Not works of cycle art. But stoppers? Yes!! You do have to...
09-19-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,406
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: 37
Views: 898
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: 37
Views: 898
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: 199
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: 73
Views: 1,236
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: 16
Views: 405
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: 196
Views: 6,337
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: 130
Views: 3,228
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: 196
Views: 6,337
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: 13,131
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: 196
Views: 6,337
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: 793
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: 206
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: 27
Views: 849
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: 306
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: 27
Views: 849
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: 177
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: 808
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: 382
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: 1,045
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: 11
Views: 377
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: 434
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: 434
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: 907
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: 1,045
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...
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