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01-21-23, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By davester

<br /><br /><br />That's also what I've heard...

<br /><br /><br />That's also what I've heard from my orthopedic doc and chiropractor. I would say that your "make decisions based on X-rays" statement is the exact opposite of what I've heard should...
01-08-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,124
Posted By davester

I did a big tour with my girlfriend in 1976...

I did a big tour with my girlfriend in 1976 through France, Switzerland and England. We had a big Europe map that we used as a general guide (i.e. we are here and Switzerland is over there), but our...
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By davester

Personally I would say no because the price is...

Personally I would say no because the price is too high. The Victory group is pretty, but has a weird BCD and was not around for very long, making it virtually impossible to buy chainrings and other...
12-26-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,756
Posted By davester

It's because of all the beautiful women it...

It's because of all the beautiful women it attracts.
12-22-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,684
Posted By davester

Hmmm. On second thought perhaps I should tell my...

Hmmm. On second thought perhaps I should tell my wife to call the very conscientious (and local) gaucho777.
12-21-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,230
Posted By davester

At my age (68) I have to. Losing muscle mass is...

At my age (68) I have to. Losing muscle mass is deadly to seniors so I do strength training using both a Total Gym and a TRX. Also, I ski fairly regularly in addition to keeping up the cycling when...
12-06-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,111
Posted By davester

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12-04-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By davester

Pretty much any ride I do around here (northern...

Pretty much any ride I do around here (northern California), there's about 1,000' of climbing per 10 miles, so your ride exceeds that by a fair amount. It's almost impossible to do a flat ride here....
11-25-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,606
Posted By davester

Damn you! don't look so hard.

Damn you! don't look so hard.
11-23-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,333
Posted By davester

Not so sure about those levers since they seem to...

Not so sure about those levers since they seem to be very short (i.e. less leverage) compared to what was probably originally on there. However, your first step should definitely be to change out...
11-23-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,333
Posted By davester

As others have noted, the high tensile stays are...

As others have noted, the high tensile stays are going to have no negative effect on the cantilever brakes. However, it sounds like you are having problems with your brakes. Can you tell us exactly...
11-22-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,634
Posted By davester

Perhaps it's time to take a vacation to England,...

Perhaps it's time to take a vacation to England, with a bike frame in your luggage. The Yorkshire Dales and Peak District are close to Mercian, very beautiful and great for cycling.
11-21-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,442
Posted By davester

I just posted this photo in the history of Ross...

I just posted this photo in the history of Ross bikes thread, but it also belongs here. My riding buddy and I picked up near twin Ross Mt Hood over the last couple of weeks. Mine (I'm wearing the...
11-21-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 197,244
Posted By davester

Wow, that Super Gran Tour is amazing. I'd be...

Wow, that Super Gran Tour is amazing. I'd be (almost) afraid to ride it.

Here's my contribution to this thread, near twin Ross Mt Hoods that my riding buddy and I picked up over the last couple of...
11-17-22, 08:33 PM
11-15-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,606
Posted By davester

I picked up a vintage mountain bike (and all...

I picked up a vintage mountain bike (and all chrome 1986 Ross Mount Hood) to ride in next year's Cino. Three days later my buddy Dana picked up almost the exact same bike. He calls it the "Spite...
11-05-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By davester

The most obvious solution I can think of is to...

The most obvious solution I can think of is to get an inexpensive step-through or vintage mixte bike to dedicate to the trainer. After all, there's no need for a standard men's frame or high...
11-04-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,928
Posted By davester

When I was growing up in England during the...

When I was growing up in England during the 1960s, pretty much all derailleur bikes were 1x, either 1x5 or 1x4. I don't think I had ever seen a front derailleur in real life until I moved to the US...
10-29-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By davester

I haven't had a hip replacement myself, but a...

I haven't had a hip replacement myself, but a friend of mine who is a high school mountain bike team coach has had both hips replaced. She was about 65 when she had them replaced and went right back...
10-23-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,584
Posted By davester

What!? What kind of Gugie-involved ride would it...

What!? What kind of Gugie-involved ride would it be without torrential rain. I'm disappointed, but then the ride isn't over yet.
10-22-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By davester

Nice! Similar to our Touroica tour last year....

Nice! Similar to our Touroica tour last year. though your second day distance was about the same as our second and third days combined. I'm curious regarding your first day route. Did you do Kings...
10-20-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,930
Posted By davester

That's the only link that I know of. Note that...

That's the only link that I know of. Note that the paywall allows you to register for free to read 2 NEJM articles per month with only your name and email address. Alternatively, you can listen to Dr...
10-18-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 965
Posted By davester

I've heard that very time you open the shed there...

I've heard that very time you open the shed there are exactly 42 bikes in there.
10-18-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,930
Posted By davester

This is a common misconception of the longevity...

This is a common misconception of the longevity science and the reasons for intermittent fasting. It is not clear that intermittent fasting extends ultimate lifespan, but it is pretty clear that it...
10-17-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,930
Posted By davester

I've been intermittent fasting for about 18...

I've been intermittent fasting for about 18 months. I started doing this after learning of all the research findings regarding it's apparent success at reducing susceptibility to a host of...
10-16-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 965
Posted By davester

Here are Thor's Olmo and my Ron Cooper being...

Here are Thor's Olmo and my Ron Cooper being packed into a single bike transport box prior to Eroica Gaiole 2015. Note that the third wheel shown (and the missing fourth wheel) didn't make it into...
10-16-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,224
Posted By davester

Dollars to donuts that's because when you push...

Dollars to donuts that's because when you push apart the dropouts like that, they are no longer parallel and clamping the quick release puts a bending stress on the axle, resulting in either an...
10-06-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,053
Posted By davester

That's not the half of it!... ...

That's not the half of it!...

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10-05-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,053
Posted By davester

Eroica California can never come up to the level...

Eroica California can never come up to the level of L'Eroica Gaiole. It's like expecting a high school football game to equal the spectacle of the super bowl. We should just be thankful that we can...
10-05-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,436
Posted By davester

This is a silly question since the answer depends...

This is a silly question since the answer depends on how many teeth the rings have, what the rear cog range is, whether you live in a hilly area or not, and what your gearing pattern is (half step,...
09-26-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,533
Posted By davester

Woah! This post, of all the zillions of posts...

Woah! This post, of all the zillions of posts I've read at bike forums, speaks to me than all of the others. You have exactly captured the reasons why I buy and fix up vintage bikes, old sports cars,...
09-20-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,299
Posted By davester

I'm a clipless skeptic. My pedal history is about...

I'm a clipless skeptic. My pedal history is about 10 years of clips and straps with no cleats, followed by 25 years of clips and straps + cleats for racing and minus the cleats for...
09-16-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,527
Posted By davester

Fascinating article! In 1976, four years after he...

Fascinating article! In 1976, four years after he wrote that, I toured through the Alps on my all-Campy Raleigh International with my girlfriend on her all-Campy Atala Professional, both with sewups....
09-06-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By davester

I'm totally with you on #2. Leather saddles, #3....

I'm totally with you on #2. Leather saddles, #3. flat pedals, #5. Big tires, low air pressure, #6. Easy gearing/triple chainring, and #7. Scheduled eating.

I ride Brooks B-17 Imperials on most of...
09-03-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 24,852
Posted By davester

Yup, I was a paperboy from about 1967 to 1969....

Yup, I was a paperboy from about 1967 to 1969. Here's a shot of my brother and I in 1968 about to set off on our paper routes. I'm riding my brand spanking new red Raleigh Record 10-speed, bought for...
08-31-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 585
Posted By davester

Just use a hacksaw to remove a few millimeters of...

Just use a hacksaw to remove a few millimeters of the axle, then round off the cut ends with a file. Easy, peasy. Make sure that you have nuts threaded onto the ends of the axle when you do this so...
08-13-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 863
Posted By davester

If you're that worried about the extra weight,...

If you're that worried about the extra weight, you could cut your shoelaces shorter or not take that last bite of sandwich at lunch.
08-07-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By davester

While I agree that Zefals are slightly better...

While I agree that Zefals are slightly better than Silca pumps in that they have a check valve, a Silca with a metal Campy head as 90% as good as a Zefal, and looks a darn sight better on most...
08-07-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By davester

I have built two sets of wheels with H Sun Plus...

I have built two sets of wheels with H Sun Plus TB14 polished rims. They definitely look the part. They are really nicely made. Prices have definitely gone up on these....
08-02-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,819
Posted By davester

"Works" is a subjective term. If you mean that...

"Works" is a subjective term. If you mean that the wheel will turn but then the stress on the axle from the misaligned dropouts eventually either breaks the axle, prematurely wears the bearing races...
08-02-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,819
Posted By davester

Personally, I'd go with your Plan B, which is...

Personally, I'd go with your Plan B, which is exactly what I did with my '74 Cinelli SC. That said, it's your bike so do what you want...very carefully. You seem to be assuming that the OLD is 126mm....
08-01-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By davester

...and there's always TdMIL, despite the freezing...

...and there's always TdMIL, despite the freezing rain on the most recent version almost doing in the participants via cold exposure.
07-31-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,656
Posted By davester

True medical studies are scientific studies that...

True medical studies are scientific studies that are required to be designed to avoid bias, usually by being singly or doubly blinded and controlled for confounding variables. What you are describing...
07-29-22, 01:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,656
Posted By davester

Some of you are talking as though there is merely...

Some of you are talking as though there is merely a dichotomy between training and mellow rides without acknowledging that there is a middle ground of exercising for improved health. Since I am...
07-28-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,518
Posted By davester

That was a steal! Looks like it has Bullseye...

That was a steal! Looks like it has Bullseye pulleys too...double steal!
07-28-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By davester

To get the semantics straight, a touring bike IS...

To get the semantics straight, a touring bike IS a road bike, as opposed to MTBs and so-called gravel bikes which are designed for off road use. That said, the Univega Gran Turismo is a dedicated...
07-28-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 916
Posted By davester

Yes, that is correct, at least for most clincher...

Yes, that is correct, at least for most clincher tires. Tubular tires could run higher pressures. I'm not sure when hooked clincher rims first showed up but for my first few bikes in the '60s and...
07-27-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 916
Posted By davester

If the tire is blowing off the rim it is almost...

If the tire is blowing off the rim it is almost certainly because as mentioned above you don't have a hooked rim and you're pumping the tire up too high for a hookless rim.

Electrical tape...
07-27-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,019
Posted By davester

Interesting. I've never had an issue.

Interesting. I've never had an issue.
07-26-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,019
Posted By davester

I almost always buy extra light butyl tubes...

I almost always buy extra light butyl tubes because they are barely any more money and provide a significant grams/$ bonus compared to just about any other weight weenie upgrade. I've not noticed...
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