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11-19-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,229
Posted By 79pmooney

Usually, you go over the bars because your front...

Usually, you go over the bars because your front wheel has slowed. So , unless the fork crumples, the bike has little choice but to pivot over the slower moving wheel. Your head goes forward, yes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By 79pmooney

That depends on where you are riding. By...

That depends on where you are riding. By yourself, trying to minimize wind resistance, OK. Riding in a group in close quarters - rotate them OUT, not down. Crashes slow you down; a lot and for a...
11-18-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,229
Posted By 79pmooney

When you go over the bars, the ground is NOT the...

When you go over the bars, the ground is NOT the same distance down. As the front wheel is slowed, you get tossed UP so you come down further. Think about it. The bike is acting as a lever,...
11-18-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,229
Posted By 79pmooney

My racing days mantra - "don't let go of the...

My racing days mantra - "don't let go of the handlebars until after I hit the road". When I followed that mantra, I almost always could ride home. Exceptions have been with cars and bike failures....
11-18-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 572
Posted By 79pmooney

My mom quit when she was hit by a car at 86 and...

My mom quit when she was hit by a car at 86 and found she couldn't recover enough strength to begin riding again. (Not her first accident at advanced age but she had been able to regain strength aad...
11-15-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 804
Posted By 79pmooney

We get to see the fruits of the industrial...

We get to see the fruits of the industrial revolution in the third world, where the materials and technologies are what was revolutionary 100-150 years ago (but worked well and still does). Now us...
11-15-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By 79pmooney

Good post but consider adding MIPS, Wave or one...

Good post but consider adding MIPS, Wave or one of the other slip technologies to CSPC. These technologies allow the liner of the helmet to slip vs the shell, meaning that as the side of your helmet...
11-14-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By 79pmooney

30 years for driving without a license and being...

30 years for driving without a license and being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Wow! Rydabent, would you be comfortable with getting a week behind bars for having an elderly woman bump into...
11-13-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By 79pmooney

Something I've been doing since the dark ages...

Something I've been doing since the dark ages (the very first days of better shifting chains circa 1977; narrowing down the FD shifting with the limit screws. I would set the limits screws (usually)...
11-13-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,716
Posted By 79pmooney

The derailleur you plan to use matters a lot...

The derailleur you plan to use matters a lot here. I haven't documented my RDs but I have significantly more lever travel (to almost 180 with a Campy Mirage relative to the several SunTours that...
11-12-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,716
Posted By 79pmooney

Had my ti bike built with a boss for SunTour...

Had my ti bike built with a boss for SunTour Superbe DT shifters, the ones on a box on top of the down tube. Love 'em. Bike has always been Campy 9-speed. Used SunTour large cage RDs for the...
11-12-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,584
Posted By 79pmooney

Those LowRider mounts are generator mounts! ...

Those LowRider mounts are generator mounts! 1981. I've never seen another bike outside my Mooney's 1985 replacement fork with those fittings for LowRiders. (I asked Peter for braze-ons for...
11-12-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,813
Posted By 79pmooney

I absolutely love riding a 12- 23 9-speed. All...

I absolutely love riding a 12- 23 9-speed. All those 1 and 2 tooth jumps. I also have the range of a 10-42 cassette. (50-38-24 triple) I'll go 1X when they come out with a 17 cog cassette and I...
Forum: Foo
11-12-19, 12:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 838
Posted By 79pmooney

She looks a lot like the cat I grew up with, also...

She looks a lot like the cat I grew up with, also a very successful mouser, birder and terror for the squirrels. (As was her daughter although they looked not remotely alike. Mother was longer...
11-11-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 796
Posted By 79pmooney

The tweaking I'm talking about is just loosening...

The tweaking I'm talking about is just loosening the bolt to the seat tube clamp on the FD and rotating the whole derailleur. (Loosen the cable clamp completely and put a piece of tape on the seat...
11-11-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By 79pmooney

If these are English taps and they cannot be...

If these are English taps and they cannot be saved and you want to keep this frame there is always the Italian thread option. Italian BBs are enough bigger that any English, French or Swiss BB shell...
11-11-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 796
Posted By 79pmooney

"Or add spacers to the middle ring to move it...

"Or add spacers to the middle ring to move it closer to the small." The inner chainring and the middle are on the same bolt. So adding a washer outside the middle pushes both in the same distance. ...
Forum: Foo
11-11-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By 79pmooney

I thought this was about the mantra "Keep it...

I thought this was about the mantra "Keep it simple, stupid". Great advice. And no, I do not expect it to be in wide use 2 years from now.

Ben
Forum: Foo
11-11-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,464
Posted By 79pmooney

I would not be surprised if we weren't the...

I would not be surprised if we weren't the supreme beings of our galaxy. The odds of us being the supreme being of the entire universe(s) seems to me very remote. (Are we even the supreme being...
11-11-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,813
Posted By 79pmooney

Really good ideas often get adopted for other...

Really good ideas often get adopted for other applications. Early bicycle designers quickly saw that the roller chain had real advantages. Now the rest of the design world has had roughly 80 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By 79pmooney

I never thought about this before but it means...

I never thought about this before but it means that the rear triangle doesn't change with frame size. So Merlin only needs to build one rear triangle for all frame sizes. If this works riding-wise,...
11-11-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,364
Posted By 79pmooney

Another electrical tape guy here. It works. But...

Another electrical tape guy here. It works. But like redlude97 says, there's good electrical tape and bad. The range is just as wide as good and bad duct tape. I wrap my bars bottom to top so the...
11-11-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 796
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been using double FDs for triples for...

I've been using double FDs for triples for decades.

Have you considered simply buying a modern ramped middle chainring? 110 BCD is a very common standard. Finding a 7, 8 or 9 speed ring should...
11-11-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,247
Posted By 79pmooney

My one time on prednisone I developed red spots...

My one time on prednisone I developed red spots and itching all over my body. 10 day course and I was about halfway through on the Friday the symptoms started so I gritted my teeth (figuratively)...
11-11-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,247
Posted By 79pmooney

My first thought - the song that is the ultimate...

My first thought - the song that is the ultimate celebration of Les Paul's great invention, the electric guitar, was recorded by great musicians, all on a variety of brain enhancing substances. ...
11-11-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,328
Posted By 79pmooney

Well, yes and no. Think theft. If a thief...

Well, yes and no. Think theft. If a thief really wants your bike, he'll get it, inside or out. Bikes gone either way. Rack is cut or ripped off ... or rear window is broken. I had a new shop vac...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,264
Posted By 79pmooney

But all my glue tubes are the much darker Rema...

But all my glue tubes are the much darker Rema green. Until this thread I could have honestly said upon getting caught that I had never read the label and never even considered patch kit glue to be...
11-10-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By 79pmooney

They look similar (but not the same) as the...

They look similar (but not the same) as the Exustar Track cleats. I've bought the Exustars both in stores and on-line in the US. (Very good cleats. I wish I had them (and matching LOOK pattern...
11-10-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 812
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you removed the tube and looked for the...

Have you removed the tube and looked for the hole? That should tell you a lot. If you lined up the tire's label with valve (or some other way of knowing where the tire sits on the rim), the hole...
11-10-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By 79pmooney

Several factors. Primarily it has to be much...

Several factors. Primarily it has to be much more reliable than anything on a bike. When the user's chair breaks down deep in the woods, he cannot walk out. Dying is a real possibility. So are...
11-10-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,647
Posted By 79pmooney

A little off topic, but there is an approach that...

A little off topic, but there is an approach that shields hands from wind, (and body from face to upper thigh) and incidentally reduces wind resistance as much as a rider in front - a handlebar...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 995
Posted By 79pmooney

Good for you! (My post here is totally off...

Good for you! (My post here is totally off topic. Skip it if you are interested in the OP's question.) You are taking my place. I donated every two weeks in Boston in the early days; late '70s. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 995
Posted By 79pmooney

One technique I have used with some success is...

One technique I have used with some success is meditating and focusing on a specific part of my body. I now get leg cramps fairly frequently. I have stopped more that a few just concentrating on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,930
Posted By 79pmooney

My advice (based on being hit by a car running a...

My advice (based on being hit by a car running a red light, suffering almost no bike damage save a rebuild of the rear wheel but me suffering broken ribs and collarbone, ambulance and 24 hours in the...
11-09-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,488
Posted By 79pmooney

I read a study years ago where it was found that...

I read a study years ago where it was found that different chains had different amounts of roller "wear". Some came with roller play on a brand new chain. The rate the play increased with use also...
11-08-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,380
Posted By 79pmooney

Interesting. Basically an enclosed and perfect...

Interesting. Basically an enclosed and perfect chainline 1X13, ie say, 52 x 11,12,14,16,18,21,24,27,32,36,42,47,52

Maybe a little heavier, maybe a little more friction than the conventional 1X...
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,735
Posted By 79pmooney

That one hits close to home. No, I didn't wonder...

That one hits close to home. No, I didn't wonder about the wires. I had a non-electrical bailing wire in my right hand when I unknowingly touched a hot conduit with my other wrist. It was Santa...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,274
Posted By 79pmooney

Modern ergo bars do not work for me. I hate that...

Modern ergo bars do not work for me. I hate that tight first bend. Does zero for me (and yes, I spend real time with my palms over the hoods and forearms over the bar behind and find that quite...
11-06-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,836
Posted By 79pmooney

I've lived in a half dozen cities over the years....

I've lived in a half dozen cities over the years. One thing I've observed in every one - working class types who ride bikes because they cannot afford cars (or cannot obtain a license) almost never...
Forum: Touring
11-05-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,236
Posted By 79pmooney

My modern jerseys fall apart before they fade. I...

My modern jerseys fall apart before they fade. I have no yellow on my jerseys of the '70s which are fading. None of my modern jerseys have any noticeable fade, even after 15-20 years. But I now...
11-05-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,825
Posted By 79pmooney

The old SunTour FWs were near silent after you...

The old SunTour FWs were near silent after you took them apart and greased them. I loved that for racing. Saw absolutely no advantage to telling everyone you were coasting.

Ben
Forum: Foo
11-05-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,735
Posted By 79pmooney

Driverless cars today... where will they be in 5...

Driverless cars today... where will they be in 5 years...

When some genius hack masters reprogramming GPS satellites; they'll all end up at an auction block in Kansas.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,374
Posted By 79pmooney

Wider tires isn't the only factor. More supple...

Wider tires isn't the only factor. More supple casing helps as does gripper tread (both pattern and rubber compound). There are tires that are grippy enough to sometimes regrip after gravel, slime...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By 79pmooney

OP, you have asked about the most important...

OP, you have asked about the most important aspect of bike fit. (Fit - the relationship between the three contact points of out bodies and the bikes we ride; our butts, our feet and our hands.) Fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,374
Posted By 79pmooney

I owned and commuted several winter on a Univega...

I owned and commuted several winter on a Univega Competizione. 23s were close. 25s gave no room for error at all. Tried 25s once and immediately took them off. Anything stuck to the tires would...
11-04-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By 79pmooney

The comments above ignore several things. One)...

The comments above ignore several things. One) the hole down the center of the axle makes almost no difference in bending strength, the primary breaking issue for rear axles. (Material in the...
11-04-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By 79pmooney

Instead of flipping the bike over, put it in a...

Instead of flipping the bike over, put it in a stand or hang it by its seat from a rope. I've been using a rope with a bowline loop tied in it as a bike stand for many years. Tie a second rope...
11-04-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 938
Posted By 79pmooney

So the Fizik uses a thumb wheel instead of one of...

So the Fizik uses a thumb wheel instead of one of the bolts and saves using the allen wrench we already got out for the other bolt. Nice but hardly a "breakthrough". I've been using the rear bolt...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By 79pmooney

That is probably a good assumption but you might...

That is probably a good assumption but you might want to do a risk vs consequences analysis. Yes the risk of failure is very small but the possible consequences could be life-long. I used your...
11-04-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,374
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes, I know I'm quoting a year old post. ...

Yes, I know I'm quoting a year old post.

I've never smoked. But I lost the grandfather I loved too soon from cigarettes. He had quit and was married to a woman who brought him alive. I also...
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