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09-25-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By 79pmooney

Last year I got my flu and 1st booster at the...

Last year I got my flu and 1st booster at the same time. Won't do that again! Next day wasn't fun.
09-25-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By 79pmooney

If I were using the upside down (or better, hung)...

If I were using the upside down (or better, hung) bike as a truing stand I'd skip the zip ties and simply use the brake pads. I'd adjust/push one pad to near touching and go from there. And yes,...
09-25-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By 79pmooney

I held off on my 2nd COVID booster 'till mid...

I held off on my 2nd COVID booster 'till mid August so I'd be at my most immune for last week's Cycle Oregon with a 1000 other riders in not-very-vaccinated central Oregon. Early August my housemate...
09-24-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 142,074
Posted By 79pmooney

I believe those brakes are the same as came on my...

I believe those brakes are the same as came on my Miyata 610 of roughly the same time. I did one ride on them, took them off and used them to replace the Mafacs that came on my Peter Mooney. Those...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By 79pmooney

[QUOTE=surak;22629681]Depends on whether you need...

[QUOTE=surak;22629681]Depends on whether you need a high pressure (road) or high volume (MTB, really wide city/touring/urban) pump.

High pressure the Lezyne Road Drive is excellent. Lots of good...
09-24-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By 79pmooney

We used to use thin washers bent to the curvature...

We used to use thin washers bent to the curvature of the rim. That was before the narrow center channels. Now I'd probably do the same, then grind flats on the sides of the washers so they fit in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By 79pmooney

And on a more pedestrian note - with that gash,...

And on a more pedestrian note - with that gash, watch for a bulge developing. If threads were cut, they will probably be the outer threads which run diagonally under the thread in one direction. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By 79pmooney

Hookless rims are cheaper to make because the...

Hookless rims are cheaper to make because the mold does not have to come apart to pull the rim sidewalls out. Big savings in tooling and complexity. Tires are the opposite. Tires for hooked rims...
09-23-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 186
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd just go to Ace Hardware, buy the biggest SS...

I'd just go to Ace Hardware, buy the biggest SS hex head bolt that will fit through, a SS nut I liked, a few washers to sit on the outer flanges and use two wrenches. (Might want some wedgelike...
09-23-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 249
Posted By 79pmooney

I was thinking the outer cone would be left as is...

I was thinking the outer cone would be left as is and you would taper the axle down to it's diameter and threading. That the inner cone would be pressed on or perhaps slip fit with epoxy. With no...
09-23-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 249
Posted By 79pmooney

Cantilever axles are used in many non-bicycle...

Cantilever axles are used in many non-bicycle applications and come out plenty stiff. Cars, trucks, airplanes, and as mentioned before, wheel chairs ... Certainly can be done.
09-23-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 249
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you looked at drilling out the inside cone...

Have you looked at drilling out the inside cone of a conventional axle to press onto your oversize cantilever axle? If that can be cone and leave enough material under the races, that would be a...
09-23-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 279
Posted By 79pmooney

I have a Phillips that I ground down the tip of....

I have a Phillips that I ground down the tip of. Works beautifully in those JIS screwheads.
09-23-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 279
Posted By 79pmooney

On limit screws - on lesser derailleurs, the high...

On limit screws - on lesser derailleurs, the high gear (small cog) limit screw is usually labeled "H" and the low gear limit "L". On better derailleurs, I think it is assumed the mechanic knows and...
09-23-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,741
Posted By 79pmooney

My advice? Very simple - embrace the body and...

My advice? Very simple - embrace the body and abilities you were given. Find the sports and events that highlight those gifts. I was gifted the body you seem to want, 6' 1/2" and 145 pounds in...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,412
Posted By 79pmooney

There are a lot of known health issues with...

There are a lot of known health issues with commuting by bike. Never mind the risk of crashes/accidents. Saddle sores. Hand issues such as chafing, callouses and carpal tunnel. Sore leg muscles,...
09-23-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 181
Posted By 79pmooney

Check the chain. A tight link? You said you...

Check the chain. A tight link? You said you changed it but if you joined it with a riveter (vs a quick link) you may have left the riveted links binding a little which would show up first on the...
09-22-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd go for a very breathable jacket that goes to...

I'd go for a very breathable jacket that goes to around zero (probably with good thermal underwear underneath. When it get still colder, pull a nylon (or equiv) windbreaker over that you can take...
09-22-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By 79pmooney

Garmin does blood pressure now "does" - is that...

Garmin does blood pressure now
"does" - is that raising or lowering of that blood pressure? :) I'll stick to staying uninformed and stress-free. BITD I had a real cuff and took my BP in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By 79pmooney

For a meaningless data point - the Giro...

For a meaningless data point - the Giro Continental 22c tubulars measure 22.7mm after about a month of inflation at ~100psi. (Tubbies - rim width doesn't matter to tire width at all. Mavic GEL330s...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By 79pmooney

Another approach - assuming the Commuter bag is...

Another approach - assuming the Commuter bag is similar fabric and construction to the panniers; contact a rafting outfit. Should be a low time for them now so they have plenty of time to walk you...
09-22-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By 79pmooney

A bit off topic - I just rode the week of Cycle...

A bit off topic - I just rode the week of Cycle Oregon. They allowed a few E-bikes this year. (I never saw the number.) Mid-week a young lady was hanging at the espresso tent and saying that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,325
Posted By 79pmooney

I wore out rims with brake wear regularly in my...

I wore out rims with brake wear regularly in my commuting days riding year 'round in Portland, OR. Less than 2 full winters. Blew a sidewall out once when I was negligent on the re-rim. (I was in...
09-21-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd ride it. But I'd make certain I was using a...

I'd ride it. But I'd make certain I was using a quick release with a steel skewer, internal cam, of quality and not an old one with the old cam shape. Easiest way to achieve that? Get a Shimano QR....
09-20-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By 79pmooney

That was my second Cycle Oregon. Rode it on my...

That was my second Cycle Oregon. Rode it on my avatar photo fix gear, 42-23 low. Took a wrong turn at the fork, rode down to nearly the north gate and back up, then around. Didn't appreciate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By 79pmooney

I've used bigger than 32c with Open Pros. I've...

I've used bigger than 32c with Open Pros. I've run closer than 2mm but I carry a spoke wrench when I do and I've built a few wheels. I've also run bigger tires in front for situations exactly like...
09-20-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By 79pmooney

Or (and probably usually for the front brake) the...

Or (and probably usually for the front brake) the dynamics of stopping and not going over the bars. In the rain is the one place where two calipers in front could be really good as the rear would...
09-20-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,522
Posted By 79pmooney

1977, I raced a '76 Fuji Pro equipped with...

1977, I raced a '76 Fuji Pro equipped with SunTour, Sugino and Gran Compe. There was one club/team in the area sponsored by Fuji. They raced the brand new Superbe equipped Pros. Almost the entire...
09-19-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd be concerned with scratches on the undersides...

I'd be concerned with scratches on the undersides of the rails. Easy fix - I'd tear a narrow strips of duct tape, apply it along the under sides of each rail where the contact will be, then wrap...
09-18-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,654
Posted By 79pmooney

At the bike shop I worked in my racing days, we...

At the bike shop I worked in my racing days, we used to tell male customers to think about what part of their anatomy might meet that shifter in a crash and did more than a few conversions to DT...
09-09-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 482
Posted By 79pmooney

I drove up to the rim with my college buddy in...

I drove up to the rim with my college buddy in 1975. October. Completely cloudy. Aware that the weather could change very fast and our Vega on worn tires a very poor choice, we did not stay long...
09-09-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By 79pmooney

Velox expanding rubber plugs were very common on...

Velox expanding rubber plugs were very common on mid-priced bike boom bikes. We completely took them for granted in the '70s. Now, I was told early on that HB plugs were like seatbelts; that in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By 79pmooney

Three questions: How important is cycling to you?...

Three questions: How important is cycling to you? Do you have to have a 16 pound bike or can you settle for a 20 pounder? How much is riding and your knees worth to you $$-wise?

If your answers...
09-08-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By 79pmooney

Not much more needs to be said. They could be...

Not much more needs to be said. They could be repaired with a metal machined sleeve (bike mechanic with machine tools and skills) or perhaps with a simple fix (clever bike mechanic) or the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, cut away the shoe. Your next cleat will...

Yeah, cut away the shoe. Your next cleat will have the same issue. (Cleats are consumables. My shoes go through a half dozen or more of those plastic ones.) Don't even think about going to longer...
09-06-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 652
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes, usually. But - if your friend gets into a...

Yes, usually. But - if your friend gets into a jam with tubulars, she is going to find out very fast that she's an alien from another galaxy. Nobody will be able to help her with her space ship,...
Forum: Touring
09-06-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,297
Posted By 79pmooney

Another way to look at this is to ask yourself...

Another way to look at this is to ask yourself the question - is this about the camping or "the ride"? If you are clear and at peace with that decision, a lot of this simply falls into place. With...
Forum: Touring
09-06-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,297
Posted By 79pmooney

Two thoughts. One - the easiest way to reduce...

Two thoughts. One - the easiest way to reduce weight is to limit your carrying capacity. Four Ortliebs, two of them big plus two racks and a good sized front bag is a lot. I'd pass on that front...
09-06-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By 79pmooney

I am a huge proponent of "riding with the...

I am a huge proponent of "riding with the wrenches". The tools for seatpin, clamp, stem , bars (and brake levers for those early rides on a bike before the handlebar tape goes on). Tweak, ride,...
09-06-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 572
Posted By 79pmooney

I was told by my club vets to set my UO-8 fixed,...

I was told by my club vets to set my UO-8 fixed, keeping the brakes, to improve my pedaling. This was June. I was sold my first ride and have had one n my stable ever since (now half of my 6 bikes)....
09-06-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 569
Posted By 79pmooney

I had a co-worker last millenium with a higher...

I had a co-worker last millenium with a higher end, Miyata sport bike that he broke repeatedly at the brake cable exit just forward of the seattube. He was 200 pounds and rode it every workday for a...
09-05-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By 79pmooney

Hey all, so I just went out for a ride and after...

Hey all, so I just went out for a ride and after shifting I would stop and look at my chains and get a better understanding. I feel confident now in what's going on when i'm shifting, my left handle...
09-05-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 765
Posted By 79pmooney

I suppose it is completely unrealistic ti think...

I suppose it is completely unrealistic ti think that maybe someone would see that putting these dangers at the height of a child's hand could lead to problems. What kid ever put his fingers where...
09-05-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,657
Posted By 79pmooney

I overhauled the ShImano cantis that came off a...

I overhauled the ShImano cantis that came off a Miyata 610 I picked up used in 1990. Those plastic parts were missing or dying. I improvised a replacement for one brake, tried without on another and...
09-04-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,069
Posted By 79pmooney

I just flashed on how I'd do the repair. JB Weld...

I just flashed on how I'd do the repair. JB Weld the crack, pull the headset cup out while the JB is wet. Now fiberglass a carbonfiber strip around the headtube. using epoxy resin. I used to build...
09-04-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 991
Posted By 79pmooney

I recently picked up a Pro Miyata frame from a...

I recently picked up a Pro Miyata frame from a BFer. I'm thinking this was a SunTour Superbe build. I went Cyclone derailleurs and brakes, Campy Chorus triple so not all that far out of line (with...
09-03-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By 79pmooney

We all know that if there is a hole or void, some...

We all know that if there is a hole or void, some OCD is going to have to fill it or go nuts. On the other hand, I bet you can find at least one rider who has successfully ridden tubulars with those...
09-03-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,069
Posted By 79pmooney

Or have a machinist drill a hole at the crack...

Or have a machinist drill a hole at the crack end, shim the bottom of the headtube and wrap with a SS pipe clamp. (The shim shaped to make for a clean cylinder of the bottom of the DT weld and flair...
09-03-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By 79pmooney

Some of the Sunrace FWs have odd tooth counts. ...

Some of the Sunrace FWs have odd tooth counts. 13, 15, 16, 18, 20 ... I find the shifting may not be as elegant and smooth as Shimano but they work just fine. I do not use any indexing so I cannot...
09-03-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By 79pmooney

Another possibility that opens up many more shoe...

Another possibility that opens up many more shoe options - have a cobbler glue on additional sole. Or buy sole material and glue in on with 3M 5200. I've done both. A cobbler has turned two road...
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