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09-19-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,535
Posted By davester

I think this thread is bent.

I think this thread is bent.
09-19-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,315
Posted By davester

Actually, a mixte frame is not a woman's bike and...

Actually, a mixte frame is not a woman's bike and would be totally appropriate. RBG spent her entire career trying to equalize the law as it applied to both men and women. As wikipedia says, "Mixte...
09-10-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By davester

I've used the cheap Shimano pulleys successfully....

I've used the cheap Shimano pulleys successfully. The problem with buying an old NR derailleur and using the pulleys is that it is common for them to crack along a radius with age and shortly...
09-10-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By davester

Emma Peel rides into eternity

I know this should probably go in "celebrities on bikes" but Diana Rigg passed away today...
...
09-08-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By davester

I certainly don't want to compete with Nomadmax!...

I certainly don't want to compete with Nomadmax! I have definitely slowed way down over the last couple of decades. It used to be that every twisty descent was a challenge to see how fast I could get...
09-04-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By davester

"RULE #49...

"RULE #49 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=49) : Keep the rubber side down.It is completely unacceptable to intentionally turn one’s steed upside down for any reason...
08-31-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,968
Posted By davester

God those things are fugly! My eyes! My eyes!

God those things are fugly! My eyes! My eyes!
08-27-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,980
Posted By davester

I think you might get a different answer if you...

I think you might get a different answer if you go to the "close friends of my wife" forum.
08-24-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By davester

Our property backs right onto wooded open space...

Our property backs right onto wooded open space (i.e. wildfire country) and we were under an evacuation warning until this morning. It has felt a bit like armageddon, with heat wave, smoke, gusting...
08-07-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By davester

The urgency generally doesn't appear until you're...

The urgency generally doesn't appear until you're in the process of being catapulted headfirst into the asphalt.
08-07-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By davester

I was riding with this nice red, white and black...

I was riding with this nice red, white and black Specialized S-Works helmet. However, an endo on my mountain bike caused it to give its life to save me from a severe head injury. I replaced it the...
08-05-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By davester

If you actually find yourself a roll of original...

If you actually find yourself a roll of original Tressostar, bear in mind that it's length will be just a few inches short of what you actually need.
07-28-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,064
Posted By davester

Not true. The exterior cosmetics are irrelevant....

Not true. The exterior cosmetics are irrelevant. The grease may have solidified over the years and the bearings/races could potentially be damaged if you just jumped on and rode it after several...
07-27-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By davester

I think that helmet technology has improved...

I think that helmet technology has improved dramatically in the last 12 years. If you are doing fast rides, fast descents, or riding in heavy traffic, I suggest that you buy one of the models that is...
07-27-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By davester

Sounds like a badly engineered roundabout perhaps...

Sounds like a badly engineered roundabout perhaps with insufficient signage. In much of the world (especially the UK) there are very stringent guidelines on the engineering of roundabouts, which...
07-09-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,674
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: 26
Views: 2,141
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...
07-07-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,374
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...
05-21-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
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...
05-18-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
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....
05-06-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,292
Posted By davester

Brooks B-17 Imperial

Brooks B-17 Imperial
05-06-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,698
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...
05-05-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,295
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,...
04-17-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
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...
04-16-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
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: 3,153
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: 3,153
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...
04-13-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,966
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, 12:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,966
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: 594
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: 2,639
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: 2,036
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,...
04-06-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By davester

Big coronavirus problem!

Folks are starting to use CV to mean coronavirus. Don't they know that abbreviation is already taken!?
04-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,478
Posted By davester

Wow, some pristine machines here! My...

Wow, some pristine machines here!

My japanese-built 1982 Raleigh International came with the original receipts for frame and components and was completely original, down to the Specialized tires....
04-03-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By davester

Not mentioned above is replacement, or at least...

Not mentioned above is replacement, or at least lubrication, of cable housings and possibly cables. There can be a lot of drag within the cable/housing system, which can radically decrease the amount...
03-26-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By davester

For some of us, all our rides are vintage rides.

For some of us, all our rides are vintage rides.
03-24-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By davester

I have one exactly like yours (except for the...

I have one exactly like yours (except for the components). Mine also came with both the receipt for the frame and Specialized headset from Michael's (see this thread:...
03-22-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,382
Posted By davester

Bike repair shops have also been deemed essential...

Bike repair shops have also been deemed essential in San Francisco https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/bike-repair-shops-open-during-sf-shelter-in-place-15143435.php and can stay open.
03-22-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,913
Posted By davester

Exactly what I was thinking. Perhaps a Moots...

Exactly what I was thinking. Perhaps a Moots Vamoots.
03-19-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By davester

'80s bikes, '80s rock 'n' roll, and dancing ladies dressed in white lace (what!?)

Check it out! This should snap you out of the coronavirus-i'm-not-going-to-Eroica blues.
The Style Council does vintage bikes
03-17-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,445
Posted By davester

For those of you who don't want to come to our...

For those of you who don't want to come to our great state and would rather insult us from afar, that's fine by me that you stay home. I love it here. Also, there's mucho misinformation in this...
03-15-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By davester

I have made NR derailleurs work on 28T rear...

I have made NR derailleurs work on 28T rear clusters on numerous bikes. The trick is playing with the chain length and position of the wheel in the dropouts to ensure that the cage is rotated far...
03-15-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,310
Posted By davester

FYI, Airbnb has just updated their cancellation...

FYI, Airbnb has just updated their cancellation policy to the following:



This is good news for those of us who were looking at a hefty cancellation fee for rental houses.
03-10-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,310
Posted By davester

... and descending Cypress Mountain on a...

... and descending Cypress Mountain on a 60-year-old bike!
02-24-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,472
Posted By davester

That's it right there. However, it doesn't need...

That's it right there. However, it doesn't need to have all three of those ingredients to be epic, especially if there is a surplus of one or two of them. For example, my most epic ride has been the...
02-21-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By davester

That is a well documented problem with roof...

That is a well documented problem with roof racks. Even bare bars left on the roof significantly impact gas mileage, especially on small cars. Don't get me started on rooftop boxes...might as well...
02-19-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,004
Posted By davester

What can I say but "me too". That movie coincides...

What can I say but "me too". That movie coincides roughly with my childhood living in England (yes, I'm old) just before we emigrated to America. I am totally attuned to the attitude and spirit...
02-19-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By davester

That's what it looks like to me. "It's dead,...

That's what it looks like to me. "It's dead, Jim".
02-19-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By davester

I tell myself that all the time. It works fine. ...

I tell myself that all the time. It works fine.

Oh, are you implying that we should actually DO that? Are you trying to get banned from the forum?
02-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,032
Posted By davester

If you are going with Campy or similar sidepulls...

If you are going with Campy or similar sidepulls rather than the more commonly specced Weinmann centerpulls, you may need to get a drop bolt for the rear brake because the clearance can be very high...
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