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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By 79pmooney

Not a watt counter here but I love both the feel...

Not a watt counter here but I love both the feel of the roll and better overall flex/adhesion I see cornering on latex tubes. That said, I don't do latex in clinchers. Too fussy and lack of...
10-03-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,192
Posted By 79pmooney

My post needed a smiley. Sorry. Not one word of...

My post needed a smiley. Sorry. Not one word of it was serious. If I can ever achieve a ride at an average speed faster than the distance divided by the time, I will have just entered some...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,490
Posted By 79pmooney

The hard part is welding those beads.

The hard part is welding those beads.
10-03-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By 79pmooney

I've had Velox rim tape go for the duration of...

I've had Velox rim tape go for the duration of the rim and have enough stick to do the replacement rim just fine. So maybe 10 years and 10,000 miles plus however long it last on the next. I would...
10-02-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 466
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd first look to see which pedal Wellgo copied....

I'd first look to see which pedal Wellgo copied. (Wellgo in Taiwan, also labeled as Performance, Nashbar and probably a few others.) To me, seeing Wellgo copy a model tells me that Wellgo considers...
10-02-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 114
Posted By 79pmooney

Pump up those orange tires and look to see how...

Pump up those orange tires and look to see how close they are to the chainstays, fork blades, crown, rear brake bridge, chainstay bridge, seat tube and the brakes themselves. Can you comfortably...
10-02-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,192
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been trying for years to just once complete...

I've been trying for years to just once complete a ride at a speed that is above average. Can't I beat distance over time? No matter how fast go, I'm stuck. I can raise my average speed (with...
10-02-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2,419
Views: 292,412
Posted By 79pmooney

Now, 27", 28" and 700c tubulars all refer to...

Now, 27", 28" and 700c tubulars all refer to tubulars interchangeable with 700c rims. But I'd bet dollars to donuts (and I believe I have read several times) that actual 27" tubulars were made and...
10-02-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 255
Posted By 79pmooney

See my hightlights of OPs first post and my...

See my hightlights of OPs first post and my opening line. I simply addressed the OPs stated issues. If his rim is indeed bent, just truing won't make it right. I cannot see it so you may be right and...
10-02-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 255
Posted By 79pmooney

This sounds like a bent rim. If so, no amount of...

This sounds like a bent rim. If so, no amount of truing will make it a good wheel. It needs to be bent back to close to true, the trued as usual to the best that can be achieved.

Bike shops used...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By 79pmooney

Who'd you pick? We're hanging in suspense? ...

Who'd you pick? We're hanging in suspense?

Most here know that for me it is TiCycles. Dave Levy has: built me 4 stems, two seatposts, 2 frames, a fork, custom chainring bolts, a ST FD shim,...
10-02-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 387
Posted By 79pmooney

This sounds completely believable in my...

This sounds completely believable in my experience.



Yes. My guess is that Campy was not completely consistent with their BB-crank fits. (Were they with anything else? Units fit together...
10-02-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,269
Posted By 79pmooney

Do you know the years of the Pro Miyatas? I...

Do you know the years of the Pro Miyatas? I picked up one from a forumite that while quite rusted (sat outside; photos revealed all so no surprises). Mine has the SunTour Symmetric (?) top of DT...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,490
Posted By 79pmooney

Those bills are just on loan. Might need to be...

Those bills are just on loan. Might need to be laundered after (I won't get into the ethics and legalities there) but their time on the road doesn't devalue them in the eyes of the Treasury at all....
10-01-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,206
Posted By 79pmooney

I just picked up a Pro Miyata (~'85?) from a...

I just picked up a Pro Miyata (~'85?) from a forumite this summer. Set up with a Chorus triple, Cyclone derailleurs and brakes, GEL330s and Delta compatible pedals, that bike is all there. Perfect...
10-01-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By 79pmooney

I patch first and do not go to the spare tube(s)...

I patch first and do not go to the spare tube(s) but there are times when weather makes patching hard (your case), cuts are too long or many, valves or valve stem joints fail, light's failing and I...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,490
Posted By 79pmooney

Patchkit here plus two tubes. I don't care if...

Patchkit here plus two tubes. I don't care if they are new or patched. Plus at least a half dozen bills of any denomination in my wallet. (Those bills are very useful for booting big cuts.)

Edit: ...
10-01-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By 79pmooney

With what I always carry, that tire would have...

With what I always carry, that tire would have gotten my me home, no sweat.

I don't know if your tube could have been patched but I always carry two spares. A good pump. And at least a half...
09-30-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't like the -2mm (minimum insertion...

I don't like the -2mm (minimum insertion scenario. Too close to popping nipple tops for me. 2mm over? Simply additional work grinding off but not an issue otherwise. I've had spokes bottom out on...
09-30-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 874
Posted By 79pmooney

Those corpses used up their allotment of...

Those corpses used up their allotment of heartbeats. Take note! Don't ride, for God's sake. (Or ride to achieve that level of immunity sooner?)
09-30-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 874
Posted By 79pmooney

That last booster is only so-so against Omicron. ...

That last booster is only so-so against Omicron. The new targets it. They reduced the wait after the last booster to two months to get the OMICRON version into arms. (I gambled and waited until...
09-30-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 700
Posted By 79pmooney

Good work! As others said, keep riding and...

Good work! As others said, keep riding and listen to your body. It's rarely wrong. (Knees, hips, etc. I feel them far more often now that when I was younger. (I'm about 18 months behind you.) ...
09-30-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,813
Posted By 79pmooney

I love that on a bike, there is a place for so...

I love that on a bike, there is a place for so many of us. And in races, the chess game. How do I beat that guy over there with his very different abilities? My final State Champs, after my...
09-30-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 874
Posted By 79pmooney

I agree. Ridiculous to say but it was my first...

I agree. Ridiculous to say but it was my first thought also.
09-30-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,902
Posted By 79pmooney

This works great for those with young bladders...

This works great for those with young bladders and prostrates. I do an out and back, 50 mi total where the last bathroom (a mall where I stop for espresso) is at mile 6. So 38 miles of fields,...
09-29-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By 79pmooney

That is one reason I do not like the physically...

That is one reason I do not like the physically restricted lanes. I spent about 15 years riding a lane that for 20 feet had the barrier. A 50 foot stretch got swept maybe twice a year. (They took...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By 79pmooney

If the dropout to head tube distance has not...

If the dropout to head tube distance has not changed, less offset means more trail and more stable steering. 4 mm should be noticeable but not a major change. If the fork blade length has changed,...
09-29-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By 79pmooney

The really good cotton tires were of Egyptian...

The really good cotton tires were of Egyptian long staple. They cost like silks and liked the wet a lot more. Never rode them. Like Seta Extras, out of my budget and contacts. (And they wouldn't...
09-29-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By 79pmooney

Bet that tire was made by Vittoria. Bought a...

Bet that tire was made by Vittoria. Bought a bunch from Pal Alto Bikes late '70s as training tires. Labels changed but that ribbed tread was common. Never knew how much I took that tread for...
09-29-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,902
Posted By 79pmooney

One point should be made clear. I'm not sure...

One point should be made clear. I'm not sure this thread is the place but I'll start here. The issue at stake is not a rocket (or s'not a rocket). It's a projectile or shot. (Rockets are self...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By 79pmooney

Or - modify the 820 a little more. Put LowRider...

Or - modify the 820 a little more. Put LowRider pannier rack and small panniers on. Keep the rear rack but pull the big panniers off and keep them for the occasions where you need more cargo. Set...
09-29-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 628
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't think we had "weight wienie" as a term...

I don't think we had "weight wienie" as a term yet, but Weyless was definitely in that category and regarded as such by many in the racing world. I raced '76-'78. In conservative Boston with John...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,047
Posted By 79pmooney

Keep that old bar tape on! Don't put on the cork...

Keep that old bar tape on! Don't put on the cork - until you've dialed in the levers and bars so you can ride issue free. (Pure human nature. Spend real money on a pride and joy that cannot be...
09-28-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,902
Posted By 79pmooney

I have to turn my head more than I am able. (Two...

I have to turn my head more than I am able. (Two collarbones/side.) I wear a helmet mirror, but if that follower drifts as I said above, I don't see him.

More important, it isn't my obligation...
09-28-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,902
Posted By 79pmooney

Not all of us have your rubber neck. Also...

Not all of us have your rubber neck. Also sometimes drafters drift to one side or the other.

The rider drafting unannounced was asking for anything an unsuspecting rider might do. This wasn't on...
09-28-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By 79pmooney

My dad would like. "Don't use force, get a...

My dad would like. "Don't use force, get a bigger hammer."

A tool I find many uses for is a good block and tackle pull system. I used to race sailboats. Took all the gear off my last, a 15'...
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By 79pmooney

I picked up a Pro Miyata from a forumite I didn't...

I picked up a Pro Miyata from a forumite I didn't know with rust, paint issues and almost given, other issues for probably too much money last summer. His photos were excellent so only issues that...
09-28-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,114
Posted By 79pmooney

bps? Beats Per ???

bps? Beats Per ???
09-27-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,075
Posted By 79pmooney

Check to make sure the bead line (the molding...

Check to make sure the bead line (the molding line on the tire sidewall you can just see over the rim) is running parallel to the rim throughout the wheel's circle. If it isn't. deflate, work the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,047
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding a long time with real weight on...

I've been riding a long time with real weight on my hands. I'm skinny, light, long and with just a few slow twitch muscles. (No fast twitch at all.) Not a good upwind combo. I've also been riding fix...
09-27-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By 79pmooney

Peugeot traditionally was French threaded,...

Peugeot traditionally was French threaded, meaning the fixed cup was right-hand thread (righty-tightie) but later Peugeots with Japanese BBs could well be English. As I recall, my ~1990 Reynolds 501...
09-27-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By 79pmooney

Even if we stick to just pure road bikes, seat...

Even if we stick to just pure road bikes, seat height vs the ground can vary quite a bit with the exact same leg extension. BB heights vary. I've had bikes with BBs from 10-3/8" off the ground to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By 79pmooney

I for one wouldn't trust it. I've seen what a...

I for one wouldn't trust it. I've seen what a breaking fork can do. First-hand. Completely rearranged my life. $300 for a new one is peanuts compared to what mine cost me.
09-26-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,724
Posted By 79pmooney

Eddy Merckx won the WC road race, the Tour and...

Eddy Merckx won the WC road race, the Tour and that little "off-brand" TT they call the Hour Record in one year, Does that count?
09-26-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By 79pmooney

2 degrees. Look into Miche BBs. (around...

2 degrees.

Look into Miche BBs. (around $70 pre-pandemic) I don't know what they claim to be but I imagine they are compatible with Campy. 20,000 miles says they work just fine with Sugino 75s...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 642
Posted By 79pmooney

Show me the tire that will keep you up in a...

Show me the tire that will keep you up in a corner flatted. I want to know.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 642
Posted By 79pmooney

But ... that's user error. Glue 'em properly and...

But ... that's user error. Glue 'em properly and not an issue. And the glue job is easy to check.
09-26-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By 79pmooney

Mine, an inch shorter ST, rides nicely with a 14+...

Mine, an inch shorter ST, rides nicely with a 14+ cm stem. (Pearly 13, the measuement being center of HB to perpendicular to steerer centerline, not top of bar to center of quill bolt.) Top tube is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 642
Posted By 79pmooney

Haven't ridden tubeless so no comment there. I...

Haven't ridden tubeless so no comment there. I would far rather flat a tubular in front than a clincher. I rode tubulars for 3 decades and got my far share of front flats. Coming to a stop never...
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By 79pmooney

I used to vary my stem height (always same quill...

I used to vary my stem height (always same quill stem and mo more than a cm change at a time) in my racing days. I started the season with the stem up around 1 1/2 cm. It gradually came down as the...
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