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06-24-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By 79pmooney

The tape pre-Tufo was prone to melting in hot...

The tape pre-Tufo was prone to melting in hot weather. I rolled a tire (going slow and uphill so it was no big deal) on a hot summer day in Boston. Hot but not Arizona or climate change hot. ...
06-24-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny you should mention that! First ride on my...

Funny you should mention that! First ride on my second pair of tubular wheels - Vitt, Rumino Pro G+ tubbies. Nailed the rear quite literally with a roofing nail. Through the tread. Guessing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 651
Posted By 79pmooney

There's an inflation technique that is fast,...

There's an inflation technique that is fast, requires no CO2 or even a pump that gets the tube pressure perfect for install. And you cannot over inflate. Not possible. Just blow the tube up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 651
Posted By 79pmooney

The ultimate in supple was the silk tubulars we...

The ultimate in supple was the silk tubulars we used to race BITD. Silk casing wrapped and sewn around a latex tube. Entire unit weighed 220-250 grams for a tire plenty strong enough for poor New...
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 672
Posted By 79pmooney

I started with ACAD 8. Remember the even...

I started with ACAD 8. Remember the even numbered ones being the good ones and the odds ones to stay away from. Did 8, 10, 12 and 2000 (with early but usable 3-d and solids). My house is in 3-D. ...
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 672
Posted By 79pmooney

I keep a dual boot Win95/XP going to run AutoCAD...

I keep a dual boot Win95/XP going to run AutoCAD 2000 and like you, love that Excel. I have a Win7 machine with the cheap starter version of Excel and Word. I basically don't like how they operate...
06-23-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm going to think at the keyboard so here goes. ...

I'm going to think at the keyboard so here goes. 1) Are you kind to spokes or are you a head popper. (There are riders who can get away with 15g/1.8 spokes in your standard 2.3mm flange spoke hole...
06-23-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By 79pmooney

Those GP4s look pretty darn nice on that bike. I...

Those GP4s look pretty darn nice on that bike. I just put a pair on my Mooney. Bike's quite content to be back on the rims it spent a third of its life on. I'm lovin' it too.
06-23-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm scratching my head. You want to change the...

I'm scratching my head. You want to change the derailleur to one with I presume a longer cage, requiring more chain but are going to start with a chain length too short already for big-big. It may...
06-23-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 I have 4 levels of focus. Distance. Office....

+1 I have 4 levels of focus. Distance. Office. Reading. No glasses. I hate trifocals so I have distance/reading and office/reading.
06-23-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By 79pmooney

Good idea! (I can still see those things in...

Good idea! (I can still see those things in sufficient light - for now.) But I might go a step farther. White for one type, Red for another. Might need yellow.
06-23-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 956
Posted By 79pmooney

And as I suggested (I think on the first page but...

And as I suggested (I think on the first page but I:m not going back to look) - a business opportunity. Invent that slick little in-line indicator that could be located anywhere on the housing. ...
06-23-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 956
Posted By 79pmooney

I've done a lot of city riding over my lifetime. ...

I've done a lot of city riding over my lifetime. My formative years and racing years, Boston. If you want to live long riding in Boston, you don't spend a lot of time looking at your cassette. On...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,077
Posted By 79pmooney

New England simply doesn't have the climbs of the...

New England simply doesn't have the climbs of the Alps and Pyrenees except the big one in NH. The one time i did that in competition, while everyone else put their 28s in back, I put it in front. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,077
Posted By 79pmooney

I used to save weight on freewheel teeth. Found...

I used to save weight on freewheel teeth. Found the fewer teeth I was burdened with, the faster I went uphill. 78 teeth on a 5 speed FW worked out pretty well when the hills were hills, not...
06-22-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,232
Posted By 79pmooney

I won that Zeus seatpost in the Stowe race over...

I won that Zeus seatpost in the Stowe race over Smuggler's Notch. Perfect timing. I bent My Fuji Pro's mediocre post on a frost heave I hit going well past 50 coming down. Good post. ...
06-22-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,379
Posted By 79pmooney

My single speed riding started when I bent my...

My single speed riding started when I bent my Peugeot UO-8 dropout too many times trying to make a 28 tooth FW work. Got told tyo set it up fix gear my first season of racing as proper training. ...
06-22-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 956
Posted By 79pmooney

This is bike forums. When somebody asks "how do...

This is bike forums. When somebody asks "how do I do this?" the standard answer is "you're wrong for wanting or needing to".
06-22-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 956
Posted By 79pmooney

A thought - maybe we need gear indicators that...

A thought - maybe we need gear indicators that work like CX bar-top levers when not in use. Say at the inboard end of our handlebar tape. Have a band that clamps round the HB with two cable housing...
06-22-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By 79pmooney

Another Rema fan. Good thing is there are plenty...

Another Rema fan. Good thing is there are plenty of other kits that use the same glue and patch system that work but Remas are consistently the best so I I have a choice I always go there. (Good...
06-22-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 237
Posted By 79pmooney

Tire tread compounds vary a lot. I'd guess Kenda...

Tire tread compounds vary a lot. I'd guess Kenda to be poor. (I've only used their tubes and I was not impressed.) Another aspect is sidewall flexibility; the more flex the better. Tread pattern...
06-22-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By 79pmooney

A trick you can do while riding (if your shifter...

A trick you can do while riding (if your shifter allows it) is to move the derailleur cage in a touch while in those crossed positions. Now the chain is held away from the pins. You hear the chain...
06-22-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By 79pmooney

I believe he's talking about the wide flattish...

I believe he's talking about the wide flattish center strip that tires, especially rear tires, wear to just from rolling, not the skid patches from braking.
06-22-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By 79pmooney

LOOK system (3-bolt cleats) Edit: shoes and...

LOOK system (3-bolt cleats) Edit: shoes and Exustar track cleats are the easy solution. (The $25 cleats, not the velodrome only much more expensive ones, Sadly, I don't think Exustar is still making...
06-21-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By 79pmooney

I wish they were bigger (or this was 30 years...

I wish they were bigger (or this was 30 years ago). Rims are a lot harder to find so I cherish the larger tires that do a better job of insulating them from pothole edges, etc. They'd look great on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By 79pmooney

I think this thread jinxed me. Took out new...

I think this thread jinxed me. Took out new wheels today for a spin on new tubulars. Rear wheel is my first ever deep V rim. Coming home I ran over something and immediately flatted completely,...
06-20-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,263
Posted By 79pmooney

Went for a ride just now on 110 psi. 23c Rubino...

Went for a ride just now on 110 psi. 23c Rubino Pro tubulars. Same pressure I rode 40 years ago on similar size tires. Never occurred to me while riding that I might want less pressure. ...
06-20-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,263
Posted By 79pmooney

Sadly, my workhorse floor pump is a specialized. ...

Sadly, my workhorse floor pump is a specialized. Got it a few weeks before I read about that company's ethics. Have a Medai from the mid '80s but the chuck was such a hassle for this guy who's been...
06-20-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 968
Posted By 79pmooney

The compromise I've been doing for 45 years that...

The compromise I've been doing for 45 years that works so well I've never gone to bibs - clip-on suspenders. The advantages of both. Bathroom needs and clothing changes are barely more difficult...
06-20-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 943
Posted By 79pmooney

I wanted to be there and thought about you guys...

I wanted to be there and thought about you guys often yesterday (as I quietly built and glued up another wheel). But Saturday was the Juneteenth parade. I wanted to be there and there without my...
06-19-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 996
Posted By 79pmooney

Won't happen to ex-pres Trump. He publicly vowed...

Won't happen to ex-pres Trump. He publicly vowed he would never get on a bike after learning of this. (And you know, I actually believe him.)
06-19-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,405
Posted By 79pmooney

I keep one number in my head because it's easy. ...

I keep one number in my head because it's easy. 100 RPM on a 42-17 (67") equals 20 mph (assuming a tire circumference of 27" - close enough for older 700c road tires. With that, I can do the math...
06-19-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By 79pmooney

I use marine grease (boat trailer hub bearing...

I use marine grease (boat trailer hub bearing grease). Thick stuff. Doesn't break down. Doesn't care about water or salt, now or in the distant future. It is very thick and stays that way so nipples...
06-18-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 989
Posted By 79pmooney

I lent my Zefal HP to a skinny middle aged roadie...

I lent my Zefal HP to a skinny middle aged roadie 45 years ago so he could pump his sewups up to 120 for the club TT. He did it easily. I doubt that would be harder with a modern HPX. I've never...
06-18-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By 79pmooney

Won't work. You need an 1/8" chain to run over...

Won't work. You need an 1/8" chain to run over the chainwheel. Too wide for the spacing of the freewheel.

I can't say I've ever tried to run 1/8" chain over the old freewheels but 3/32" chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,117
Posted By 79pmooney

That 630W for an hour is only for the rider up...

That 630W for an hour is only for the rider up front. Say they do a continuous rotation; so each rider just keeps the pace and when the rider in front pulls off and drops back behind, he likewise...
06-17-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 613
Posted By 79pmooney

It doesn't. What causes much of the damage is...

It doesn't. What causes much of the damage is the spoke going loose when the rim to hub distance shortens (as you go over a bump, say) and the spoke goes completely loose. So a lighter spoke must...
06-17-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 613
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm a big fan of using 1) butted spokes and 2) a...

I'm a big fan of using 1) butted spokes and 2) a gauge heavier butted for the right rear. Usually I use the same spokes for front, left rear and right rear of fix gear wheel with little dish. ...
06-17-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 860
Posted By 79pmooney

Rim brakes - I regularly hose my bikes off with a...

Rim brakes - I regularly hose my bikes off with a light spray but blast the brake shoe from both directions to both clean out the ugly black dust and remove any grit.

Right now I have a little...
06-16-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 619
Posted By 79pmooney

My 5 bikes are rather different. My life...

My 5 bikes are rather different. My life changes. Bikes go through periods of heavy use and near complete neglect.

The 5 bikes:
Geared TiCycles - currently having several issues looked at and...
06-16-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,136
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't seek out branding and lettering and for...

I don't seek out branding and lettering and for the most part, don't work hard to avoid them. Garish and I would probably buy something else. Rarely cover up or remove stuff. But when I repaint a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,801
Posted By 79pmooney

Yup. my experience isn't with CF or modern epoxy...

Yup. my experience isn't with CF or modern epoxy resins. I used to build racing sailboats in the best of the old glass and polyester hand layups. The old stuff, yes, but the difference between...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,801
Posted By 79pmooney

As I said in my opening post, I've had a tire...

As I said in my opening post, I've had a tire come off and jam in the seatstays. Going no more than 25 mph. Helmet, collarbone, ribs and an acre of road rash. Granted, the cause was completely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By 79pmooney

I've ridden a few centuries in recent years on my...

I've ridden a few centuries in recent years on my fix gear in recent years, riding to and from the start finish so ~130 mile days. I just apply plenty of Bag Balm before I leave the house and forget...
06-15-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 756
Posted By 79pmooney

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06-14-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By 79pmooney

Going for a Strawberry Moon ride on my Mooney

(I should have a partner on a Strawberry.)

Plan is to ride my usual route west and come back with the moon high in front to my right. On technology most of 1500 moons old. (Sewups and a fix...
06-14-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 756
Posted By 79pmooney

But, you have to go 500 more posts to get to a...

But, you have to go 500 more posts to get to a real C & V number - 100 C & Vs. (One C & V - 105, 4th grade Roman Numerals.)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 901
Posted By 79pmooney

If your not running tubeless, the Velox works now...

If your not running tubeless, the Velox works now like it always did. Boring. As long as the width is right, you stick it on as straight as you can and forget about it. Still can be peeled back to...
06-14-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,405
Posted By 79pmooney

What freewheel/cassette are you riding? We all...

What freewheel/cassette are you riding? We all raced and trained on 52 (53) - 42 back in the day and used small closely spaced freewheels. (Rarely more than 24 teeth. But - we never tracked heart...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,801
Posted By 79pmooney

A clear endorsement ot hookless rims. And I...

A clear endorsement ot hookless rims. And I quote from their website:

"Does FLO Have Hooked Or Hookless Rims?At FLO, we make road and gravel carbon wheels...
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