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09-28-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,197
Posted By roadcrankr

Nothing wrong with gauging average mph,...

Nothing wrong with gauging average mph, especially as we advance in age.
My average began dipping at fifty. Typical rides cover almost 50 feet of climbing per mile.
This equates to climbing...
09-26-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,365
Posted By roadcrankr

My recent 30-day eBay history of vintage bike...

My recent 30-day eBay history of vintage bike parts generated a gross $1,238 on 18 items.
eBay fees totaled about $165. All my listings include free shipping, which I build into my pricing.
That...
09-23-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By roadcrankr

'94 Extralight owner here. I bought mine thru...

'94 Extralight owner here. I bought mine thru eBay over ten years ago.
Crappy photos and descriptions on the auction (not disclosed as a '94).
Looked closely as possible and guessed correctly about...
09-22-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 696
Posted By roadcrankr

I would keep the Klein. Very unique and super...

I would keep the Klein. Very unique and super nice ride.
We see those Specialized Tarmacs all over the place.
09-21-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,365
Posted By roadcrankr

You've got some wild ideas there, but let me...

You've got some wild ideas there, but let me focus on this bit of your dialog.
The IRS receives the 1099 data into their system. The filer that sends you the 1099 also transmits it to the IRS.
Do...
09-20-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,365
Posted By roadcrankr

Thrifty Bill got it right. Just keep modest...

Thrifty Bill got it right. Just keep modest records on a spreadsheet with estimates, and you can whittle down the gross 1099 effect to almost no tax impact. The IRS really cares less about somebody...
09-19-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By roadcrankr

I never gave any advice. In fact, you guys did by...

I never gave any advice. In fact, you guys did by saying a rider could not touch the ground while seated.
The excerpt from your post, that Jeff Neese confirmed: "If your bike is properly fitted then...
09-19-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By roadcrankr

Maybe...except you two stated earlier in your...

Maybe...except you two stated earlier in your comments that a rider could not touch the ground with the front part of their foot.
Tippy-toe might be an exaggeration. The inability to do this...
09-14-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,239
Posted By roadcrankr

The production accountant in me will tell...

The production accountant in me will tell everybody the small flange costs less to manufacture.
Seems Campy ceased making their high flange in the late-seventies. More profit, bubs.
I adore the...
09-14-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,050
Posted By roadcrankr

My route from Glendora (near the base of GMR)...

My route from Glendora (near the base of GMR) took me to Rancho Cucamonga, with a return thru the hills above Upland.
I briefly contemplated a climb to Baldy Road, followed by the fast decent back...
09-10-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By roadcrankr

I'm with you on that, brother. Strava would more...

I'm with you on that, brother. Strava would more likely contact me about my ride and ask if I miscategorized a walk. :beer:
09-07-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 569
Posted By roadcrankr

Cartridge bearings, not sealed. These can be...

Cartridge bearings, not sealed. These can be rebuilt, so there's that. Just seem a little chintzy to me.
09-05-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,108
Posted By roadcrankr

I find that highly unlikely. The Chris King is...

I find that highly unlikely. The Chris King is made from aluminum, which is way softer than titanium.
And King stuff is very precise. That seller already has zero credibility. Why start believing...
09-05-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,108
Posted By roadcrankr

Not a fan of riding with this split. Fashioning a...

Not a fan of riding with this split. Fashioning a clamp might work.
But if you ride rocky hillsides with ledges falling off like the Grand Canyon...
The previous owner hit something head-on and...
09-04-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 728
Posted By roadcrankr

An experienced physical therapist once told me to...

An experienced physical therapist once told me to wrap a thick five-inch rubber band around my fingertips and open the fingers outward against the resistance.
It took about a month of doing the at...
09-02-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,693
Posted By roadcrankr

I grew up about a mile up Mt Hamilton road. In my...

I grew up about a mile up Mt Hamilton road. In my much younger years, I probably rode to the observatory a dozen times.
Most of the other rides up, however, would mean a turnaround at Smith's Creek...
09-02-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,226
Posted By roadcrankr

Cool photo. That's the original address at 10080...

Cool photo. That's the original address at 10080 Randy Lane.
If I'm not mistaken, the shop was part of Spence Wolf's home.
As teens, we would occasionally ride across the valley from east side San...
08-29-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,557
Posted By roadcrankr

The Super Record brakeset cleaned up nicely. They...

The Super Record brakeset cleaned up nicely. They look near-mint.
Maybe used for a couple hundred miles.
Anyway, these have the aluminum brake shoes.
I plan to work on the long cage / Rally...
08-28-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,557
Posted By roadcrankr

I managed to consolidate the Brev Camp flat lever...

I managed to consolidate the Brev Camp flat lever QR brakes into three very nice units.
This required full disassembly and rebuild, including removal of some surface rust.
Only needed to dip into...
08-27-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,557
Posted By roadcrankr

I spent an hour there at 10am this morning. Came...

I spent an hour there at 10am this morning. Came away with a decent haul, $200 lighter in the wallet.
Very nice and fun people. They admitted most of the best stuff sold earlier.
I plan to...
08-27-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,555
Posted By roadcrankr

Rebuilding a loose ball hub and coming up short...

Rebuilding a loose ball hub and coming up short while re-packing.
Then, eventually making the trip to the bike shop to purchase a single ball-bearing.
Humiliation at its best.
08-23-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By roadcrankr

Good question. It sounds a little odd to me, as...

Good question. It sounds a little odd to me, as well.
I am fond of the old Dura Ace 7410 square taper. Bullet-proof suckers. lol
It measures evenly on both ends for a 68mm shell - probably close to...
08-22-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By roadcrankr

...and perhaps add that prompt chain replacements...

...and perhaps add that prompt chain replacements will increase life of all drivetrain pieces.
The silver lining with his worn small ring is that it costs far less than the big ring. lol
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By roadcrankr

Since you reside rather close to France, you...

Since you reside rather close to France, you would likely find a large quantity of Merciers in nice condition.
They sold tons of bikes in the 60's and 70's. With a big enough budget, no doubt you...
08-16-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 776
Posted By roadcrankr

Not sure what about any negatives concerning the...

Not sure what about any negatives concerning the Quad Loc case.
I'm a seven year user over three iPhone generations. The case never catches on anything going in our out of my pocket.
With carriers...
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By roadcrankr

Does it look anything like mine from '73? You can...

Does it look anything like mine from '73? You can find brochures online from the 70's to help you pinpoint the look.
Originality and condition matter...
08-12-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,237
Posted By roadcrankr

My top-of-the-line '73 Raleigh Pro and '71 Gitane...

My top-of-the-line '73 Raleigh Pro and '71 Gitane Super Corsa both exhibit workmanship flaws.
The Raleigh is straight, but they got lazy with the finish and final touches. Low mileage bike in my...
08-02-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,847
Posted By roadcrankr

I vouch for White Lightning, as well. Their...

I vouch for White Lightning, as well. Their original Clean Ride formulation. Approaching thirty years of dedicated usage.
I found that high-end KMC or Dura Ace chains work well with White Lightning....
08-02-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By roadcrankr

You could try a triple. The lower end of their...

You could try a triple. The lower end of their cage will get you the clearance, clarence.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 655
Posted By roadcrankr

Golden Gate Park would be a blast, with all the...

Golden Gate Park would be a blast, with all the variations of routes. Or going along the coast looks nice. And all that clean air. Good stuff.
07-01-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,438
Posted By roadcrankr

Another endorsement of the Halo here. Been using...

Another endorsement of the Halo here. Been using for more than ten years.
Sometimes tuck a spare in my jersey pocket to swap out midride.
Keep these washed - like every couple rides - and routinely...
07-01-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,995
Posted By roadcrankr

My only superhero skill involves seeing the...

My only superhero skill involves seeing the dumpster, determining wind direction, and holding my breath - while riding 20mph and within half a second.
I managed to pickup many nice tools and money...
06-09-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,048
Posted By roadcrankr

This. 100%.

I've told this to others for many years. I took several years of judo in my youth. Part of the warmups includes practicing rolls, left and right. I probably did several thousand of these through the...
06-06-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,448
Posted By roadcrankr

I ride my bikes more than I drive, so I spend far...

I ride my bikes more than I drive, so I spend far more on bicycle maintenance.
On the other hand, a triple-bypass costs far more than said maintenance.
05-31-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,927
Posted By roadcrankr

I feel a little sorry for all the non-531 folks...

I feel a little sorry for all the non-531 folks who keep posting here. :bike2:

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05-25-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,340
Posted By roadcrankr

Colnago Master Olympics came spec'd with Dura...

Colnago Master Olympics came spec'd with Dura Ace. Here's mine. Still in near-mint condition.
...
05-25-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By roadcrankr

Such a creak can come from the headset, too....

Such a creak can come from the headset, too. Generally a sealed bearing that chaffs against the cup.
Tightening the arrangement can do the trick, but an ill-fitting bearing will forever make noise.
05-19-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 937
Posted By roadcrankr

Some shops might let you borrow this old jobber

Mine came in handy for a bunch of pre-9speed BB's.
It's a big goofy tool that people give me grief over. Until they need it. lol
Otherwise, yeah, wail on it with a big chisel and hammer. Ya got...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By roadcrankr

Great feedback here. All women respond...

Great feedback here. All women respond differently. From rejecting it after the first ride to eventually kicking your butt on every climb.
One of my girlfriends, years ago, wanted to go riding with...
05-09-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By roadcrankr

Not a Cinelli frameset. No way.

Not a Cinelli frameset. No way.
05-04-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,875
Posted By roadcrankr

'71 Gitane Super Corsa

Back in '71, I bought my Gitane new with paper route money. :commute:
With the help of my older brother, we made some prudent upgrades.
Nuovo Record brakeset to replace the Mafac Competition....
05-04-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By roadcrankr

Nice find. I will try your magic eraser tip on my...

Nice find. I will try your magic eraser tip on my old steeds.
No doubt, you know that those Reynolds decals are available online.
In the early-70's, Phil Wood began making high-quality sealed...
04-25-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,565
Posted By roadcrankr

For the life of me, I cannot think of a single...

For the life of me, I cannot think of a single race frame that came with 27" wheels.
Inquiring minds would dearly appreciate photos.
04-24-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,792
Posted By roadcrankr

Perfect photos. Try taking some of hubs/skewers....

Perfect photos. Try taking some of hubs/skewers. Still looking like circa '55 or older to me.
Try to preserve those cables. I'd love to be the one helping with your restoration. Anybody would!
Such...
04-22-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,792
Posted By roadcrankr

Such a rare and unique treasure. Those are...

Such a rare and unique treasure.
Those are Universal Model 51 brakes. If the 453949 on the calipers is inscribed on the quick-release arm, it would indicate from 1960 onward.
Absent that stamping,...
04-20-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 485
Posted By roadcrankr

Good thing for you there's not a thumbs-down button.

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From my parts bin. Shimano sold the HG901 with pins - and no quicklink - for...
04-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,569
Posted By roadcrankr

Precisely. Let's all look at the bright side: by...

Precisely. Let's all look at the bright side: by dropping eight ounces total, Larry finishes his ride twelve seconds quicker. :fred:
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By roadcrankr

I shall split the difference with you: it's a...

I shall split the difference with you: it's a '74, which represents Raleigh's final year of Simplex and the first year with the brake extension levers. I thought you planned to pull parts off it to...
04-06-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,050
Posted By roadcrankr

Impressive. I kudos'd your 43-miler. I've been a...

Impressive. I kudos'd your 43-miler. I've been a Strava member for about six years, with no centuries to my credit.
I rode the Palm Springs one a few times, prior to Strava. Wonder if it falls below...
04-05-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,050
Posted By roadcrankr

I squeezed in a nice flat 47 miles today, before...

I squeezed in a nice flat 47 miles today, before the big heatwave will pass thru over the coming days.
Not quite as level as your ride, ooga-booga, as mine tallied about 1,400 feet of elevation...
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