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07-20-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,120
Posted By 63rickert

“Surprising and disturbing amount of force...to...

“Surprising and disturbing amount of force...to unclip” is just wrong. This is not a case of a user who hasn’t learned or a user who needs more practice, this is a bike that isn’t working. If you...
07-18-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,120
Posted By 63rickert

Don’t fall off your bike. Don’t use parts that...

Don’t fall off your bike. Don’t use parts that make you fall off your bike. If clipless pedals make you fall don’t use clipless pedals.

It does not just happen. It does not happen to everyone....
07-10-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,894
Posted By 63rickert

Sloping frames have been in continuous production...

Sloping frames have been in continuous production since the 1880s. Second rate esthetically to my eye but all sorts of situations where a sloping top tube is the obvious solution. Which is why they...
07-10-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,894
Posted By 63rickert

There is no difficulty at all finding parts for a...

There is no difficulty at all finding parts for a ‘78 Trek. Biggest problem would be bike people who intentionally walk away from knowing or even seeing anything about bikes not born yesterday.

If...
06-17-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By 63rickert

The Sheldon Brown site is registered to and...

The Sheldon Brown site is registered to and maintained by Harriet Fell, Sheldon’s widow.
05-12-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,434
Posted By 63rickert

It is a good question. I will try to give you an...

It is a good question. I will try to give you an answer, you probably won't think it good.

Cycling for sport was tiny. The modern notion of sport did not exist at all until 1880s or 1890s. Even in...
04-25-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By 63rickert

If the small chainring ring clears the chain stay...

If the small chainring ring clears the chain stay it is not going to matter if the chain line is perfect. The granny ring will only be used with larger sprockets. If you do end up running the chain...
04-21-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By 63rickert

The standout difference is the 69.2 head angle on...

The standout difference is the 69.2 head angle on the Canyon. It will not feel like a road bike.

Compromises can happen when attempting to maintain toe clearance to front wheel on small frames. At...
04-20-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By 63rickert

Trabant was routinely used as a team car all over...

Trabant was routinely used as a team car all over the Comintern nations. The problem was the body was made from duroplast, something like Bakelite with cotton or wool as a fiber reinforcement. The...
04-20-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,795
Posted By 63rickert

Fausto Coppi’s tailor was Vittore Gianni....

Fausto Coppi’s tailor was Vittore Gianni. Everything you ever saw him wear, on or off the bike, came from the one tailor shop. Best advertising slogan ever — “You’re no salami with Gianni.”

Sonny...
03-26-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,375
Posted By 63rickert

Bikes don’t turn handlebars all that much. Small...

Bikes don’t turn handlebars all that much. Small movement has big effect. Twitchiness or quick handling is exactly big responses happening from small inputs. If you were moving the handlebars and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,962
Posted By 63rickert

So do I. My wife is a long hauler. My son-in-law...

So do I. My wife is a long hauler. My son-in-law is a long hauler.

It has been a full year for my wife. Two weeks ago I came downstairs for morning coffee. She looked at me and said “My head is...
03-20-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,103
Posted By 63rickert

Simple uncomplicated collarbone fracture. Expect...

Simple uncomplicated collarbone fracture. Expect a simple uncomplicated recovery.

Could it get more complex? Of course it could. Every commenter who has a story is the evidence for that. But 99%...
02-23-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,197
Posted By 63rickert

Have to agree with you, dunces and snowflakes is...

Have to agree with you, dunces and snowflakes is quite accurate. Where are the rides populated by the competent? Those are distant memories.

Again, were it so simple as bikeforums would have it,...
02-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By 63rickert

Acceptable to who? Acceptable for what? ...

Acceptable to who? Acceptable for what?

Lowest BB I ever owned was a 1967 Falcon M90. When Falcon was still totally handbuilt. Depending on tires glued BB height, ground to center, was 9-3/4” to...
02-15-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,005
Posted By 63rickert

Since many in US are entirely allergic to metric...

Since many in US are entirely allergic to metric measurements— OP weighs 120-130kg, which is 264 to 286 pounds.

OP is attempting to ride on a 145mm saddle. That just won’t work. The saddle is...
02-08-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,925
Posted By 63rickert

If more than a small handful had been vocal the...

If more than a small handful had been vocal the industry would have responded.

The bearings in the BBs being discussed are high quality bearings. They are designed and built to give thousands of...
02-08-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,925
Posted By 63rickert

No, not at all. It means most bikes are never...

No, not at all. It means most bikes are never ridden much. It means most bikes that are ridden are never ridden hard. And most bike owners will tolerate most anything. Those I know who have to...
01-31-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By 63rickert

Frame is repairable. Columbus SL is still to be...

Frame is repairable. Columbus SL is still to be found. Framebuilders with inventory do talk to each other. Just as an indication, because they post online prices, Mercian asks 95 GBP to replace...
01-28-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,715
Posted By 63rickert

My wife has diplopia. She won’t be commenting so...

My wife has diplopia. She won’t be commenting so I will try.

You need to see the ophthalmologist ASAP. There is a good chance you have one of the common varieties and can be treated easily. There...
01-22-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By 63rickert

TA is somewhat better finished than Stronglight....

TA is somewhat better finished than Stronglight. TA, Stronglight, Nervar were all made the same place and are completely interchangeable. Stronglight exists in several lengths that might work for a...
12-29-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,527
Posted By 63rickert

What you just said is you don’t care about any...

What you just said is you don’t care about any but yourself.

It is plain difficult to focus on a flashing light and determine if that light is near or far. Confronted by a sea of flashing lights...
12-29-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,527
Posted By 63rickert

Some posters here claim they are just unaffected...

Some posters here claim they are just unaffected by flashing lights in their face. Maybe. Personally I doubt that it is is physiologically possible to just have no response to a flashing light. But...
12-28-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,016
Posted By 63rickert

What makes you think that bike was painted with...

What makes you think that bike was painted with lead? For the more common colors and large run bikes Raleigh was the first to go to powder coat. From before SunTour. They did powder so well few ever...
12-28-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By 63rickert

Is it legal in Nevada to drive a motor vehicle...

Is it legal in Nevada to drive a motor vehicle 20mph on a posted 75mph highway?

A sag wagon is there to pick up riders who can’t finish, provide water, maybe food, possibly will have spare wheels,...
12-26-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By 63rickert

Rubiksoval has it correct. At any race an...

Rubiksoval has it correct.

At any race an observer can watch all the different techniques mentioned so far and all get the job done. All get through the corner at the same apparent speed. When...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,076
Posted By 63rickert

Franklin Frames is very good. Also possible...

Franklin Frames is very good.

Also possible is Andy Muzi/Yellow Jersey. His webpages are old and a mess, if you take a good look around you will find lots of repaired frames that look impossible...
12-22-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,008
Posted By 63rickert

Thank you. Excellent response, excellent...

Thank you. Excellent response, excellent information.

Trail is defined by dropping a vertical line from axle to ground. What happens off pavement is the contact patch of the tire is not under the...
12-21-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,008
Posted By 63rickert

. Neutral steering is 57mm of trail. Industry...

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Neutral steering is 57mm of trail. Industry norm forever. Higher than that is high trail. If you don’t care to accept that, fine. The consequence is everyone operates on Red Queen definitions. No...
12-17-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By 63rickert

With all respect to yourself and to Le Blaireau...

With all respect to yourself and to Le Blaireau making a small adjustment of 1/8” (3.2mm) is not going to hurt anything unless the position is already drastically wrong in first place. In that case...
12-14-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,758
Posted By 63rickert

Cycling was a working class sport. Coureurs were...

Cycling was a working class sport. Coureurs were otherwise farm labor, factory labor, street toughs.

Remember the words of Ferdi Kubler. “I knew if I won the Tour de France, I would never go...
12-13-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By 63rickert

Why wouldn’t you make that 1/8” adjustment and...

Why wouldn’t you make that 1/8” adjustment and see what happens?
12-13-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By 63rickert

JDT’s suggestion above to fill the threads with...

JDT’s suggestion above to fill the threads with brass is the best long term solution.

If this is an aluminum locknut the threads are very likely already shot. Try turning other locknuts on the...
12-12-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By 63rickert

No one is ever going to be clear on the effect of...

No one is ever going to be clear on the effect of trail except by riding bikes with different trail. Talk about it all day, if you haven’t ridden the bikes you don’t know.

Race bikes do not have...
12-09-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
Posted By 63rickert

15.5 for an average is not bad at all. Thirty and...

15.5 for an average is not bad at all. Thirty and forty miles is a good ride in an urban area. A better bike does nothing to relieve time spent at stoplights.

Classic road bikes will take somewhat...
12-07-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,867
Posted By 63rickert

UCI rule is basically a safety rule. As someone...

UCI rule is basically a safety rule. As someone said above pro sports are about entertainment. Falling off the bike is not the sort of entertainment they want to be providing. Try to remember cycling...
12-06-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
Posted By 63rickert

This will be about an outlier. I know it is an...

This will be about an outlier. I know it is an outlier

Lowest BB I have ever seen was on the bike Ron Boi campaigned his last couple years in Category 1. He built it himself. Had a bottom bracket...
11-21-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,078
Posted By 63rickert

The better Concordes were built by Pelizolli. You...

The better Concordes were built by Pelizolli. You have a gem. Enjoy.
11-12-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,315
Posted By 63rickert

Sorry for slow response, the email notification...

Sorry for slow response, the email notification said your post was blank.

What you want to do is eliminate all tight spots. With bike off the ground spin cranks slowly and you will see that there...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By 63rickert

Carry a spare tubular. Pull off the flat tire,...

Carry a spare tubular. Pull off the flat tire, mount the spare, pump to full pressure and ride home.

In days of red glue this was fastest way to change a flat by far. With current glue and the way...
10-30-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By 63rickert

I rode Big Apples for ten years, wore through...

I rode Big Apples for ten years, wore through three sets of tires. Rotated them and kept going until the casing showed through the tread. Zero flats. None. This is for a guy riding at 180 to 200...
10-28-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By 63rickert

What keeps a bicycle upright is the rider. Tires...

What keeps a bicycle upright is the rider. Tires play a part, it is still mostly the rider. Put your saddle down for winter. Lower center of gravity makes any vehicle more stable. Being notionally...
09-30-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
Posted By 63rickert

The downside of pudendal neuralgia would be a...

The downside of pudendal neuralgia would be a lifetime of celibacy and adult diapers. This forum may not be the best place to seek medical advice.

Have you seen a neurologist? Has a nerve...
08-22-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By 63rickert

Just measured and compared a 2003 Suzue fixed hub...

Just measured and compared a 2003 Suzue fixed hub against a 1930s FB and a 1960s Campagnolo. The lockring threading/spacing is set up to work with thicker cogs on the more recent hub. 30s FB and 60s...
08-17-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,078
Posted By 63rickert

I wonder how these stories get started. Some...

I wonder how these stories get started.

Some pros do use a lot of bikes. Biggest example would be Eddy Merckx. Using a lot of bikes is real different than wearing out a lot of bikes. Eddy always...
08-10-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By 63rickert

Improve your climbing technique. While waiting...

Improve your climbing technique. While waiting for improvement continue to use whatever gear works. Being able to climb in a bigger gear means nothing. All that matters is how fast you are going....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By 63rickert

Measure the inflated width of tire. Work the...

Measure the inflated width of tire. Work the chart- any chart- from measured width, not what the sidewall claims.

Same for tire pressure. Most gauges are wrong. Really, you cannot depend on your...
08-06-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,341
Posted By 63rickert

Nicholas Frantz, 1928 Tour de France. With 100km...

Nicholas Frantz, 1928 Tour de France. With 100km remaining in 19th stage Frantz broke his frame. No team support at hand. He borrowed a bike, a woman’s roadster weighing approximately 30 kilos. Also...
08-05-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,567
Posted By 63rickert

First off rather a lot of us used slotted cleats...

First off rather a lot of us used slotted cleats with clips and straps and also used a variety of clipless and never once fell. Not because of shoes. Given the C&V demographic now is not a good time...
07-31-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By 63rickert

New bike when ashtray is dirty.

New bike when ashtray is dirty.
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