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12-02-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By 79pmooney

TiCycles makes their (threadless) stems in 31.8...

TiCycles makes their (threadless) stems in 31.8 and 1.125 and simply provides shims for those of us riding smaller either bars or stems. (My first TiCycles has both as I use a Nitto B115 bvar and...
12-02-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,055
Posted By 79pmooney

2000 km/month = 1242 miles/month. Times 12 =...

2000 km/month = 1242 miles/month. Times 12 = 14,900/year or 40.8/day.

His heart knew he didn't have a life?
12-01-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 896
Posted By 79pmooney

I look at the idea that it is a sin to modify old...

I look at the idea that it is a sin to modify old bikes as a money/greed issue. Instead, I like the idea that an older bike is valued enough that the current owner wants to put in the effort to...
11-29-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't really care because I'm always going to...

I don't really care because I'm always going to do final tuning out on the road. But to set the saddle up initially and get it close, I put a piece of tape halfway between the nose and back. (And...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By 79pmooney

Good work. Passes the key criteria - being less...

Good work. Passes the key criteria - being less stiff than the fender so when you wheel the bike off a sidewalk to the road to start your ride, you don't break the fender with your lever of a flap on...
11-27-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By 79pmooney

Isn't that a spoiler to separate air flow? ...

Isn't that a spoiler to separate air flow? (Underneath where we cannot see in that photo is an air scoop to keep that DT cool at high speeds. Without that scoop, the duct tape will just become a...
11-27-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah. I was being generic when I said "frames". ...

Yeah. I was being generic when I said "frames". One of those breaks was a fork blade that cracked in two mid blade (a little above the bolt securing the LowRider rack). And the original fork on...
11-27-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,855
Posted By 79pmooney

I like cxwrench's solution. But if the cable...

I like cxwrench's solution. But if the cable fails at the shifter end or the cable is simply too frayed to be run into the RD, that's not going to work. (Well maybe if you brought a shop quality...
11-27-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, that DT didn't have a chance after that...

Yeah, that DT didn't have a chance after that Power Ratchet was clamped and forced applied. ('Bout to go for a ride on my old 531 bike with those same shifters. Making me nervous.)
11-27-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By 79pmooney

That is precisely what I love about less than...

That is precisely what I love about less than high end steel. Yes, it fails. Usually from abuse. But so often it does so in a rather gentle manner unless you are completely oblivious. I've ridden...
11-27-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Posted By 79pmooney

??? I rode sewups for 25 years and never removed...

??? I rode sewups for 25 years and never removed old glue that was securely bonded. I'd sand down lumps and fill gaps but never removed the glue to bare metal. I had far more confidence n tires...
11-26-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Posted By 79pmooney

I love them and am transitioning back after 24...

I love them and am transitioning back after 24 years of clincher only. The ride! But even more, peace of mind at very high speeds. I live in the west where finding hills to go down really fast is...
11-26-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 837
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes,lowers the chances of being stung but...

Yes,lowers the chances of being stung but increases the likelihood of becoming road kill. I'll take my chances being bright. That said, my foot did swell enough I couldn't put on a shoe for several...
11-24-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By 79pmooney

My (leisurely) encounter with a wild turkey. ...

My (leisurely) encounter with a wild turkey. Early May. Vermont. Standing on my former riding partner's high kitchen porch, easily 15' above ground. Wood, kit built house that blended completely...
11-24-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By 79pmooney

Looks to me like you've got about two hours to...

Looks to me like you've got about two hours to get that fork repaired and ready to eat with. (And that fork looks sized about right for the day.)
11-23-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By 79pmooney

This just showed up in General Cycling...

This just showed up in General Cycling Discussions1400 AED 0525382202 Sober DIP @# Call Girls @# For Fun In Dubai By Party @# Call Girl...
11-23-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By 79pmooney

In my quick scan of this post, I read that as...

In my quick scan of this post, I read that as "concrete"! Not all that far off. :)

And a story about those bridge-building worthy rims. 1st summer of my Peter Mooney. Set up with intentionally...
11-23-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By 79pmooney

I threw an edit into my second post (#11) with a...

I threw an edit into my second post (#11) with a description of the Lake shoes I wore at Cycle Oregon. Very expensive, very comfortable and they work very well with toestraps. Never knew fix gear...
11-22-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By 79pmooney

\ I don't get double the mileage. For a...

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I don't get double the mileage. For a typical Tange, I go ~8000 miles with the first set,then around 2000 with the loose ball. Maybe if I did the swap sooner, I cold get more total. I simply...
11-22-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By 79pmooney

And the fun take:Can. Someone please explain how...

And the fun take:Can. Someone please explain how a headset gets “shot”?
This just might happen literally if you ride through a gang war. My Mooney got bombed, exactly on the handlebar/stem. By a...
11-22-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 903
Posted By 79pmooney

I just realized that this could be solved...

I just realized that this could be solved mathematically writing an equation the gives tire height (h) for a given chord length and variable rim width (R). Solve for delta h vs delta R. Where delta...
11-22-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, conservation of resources. Much more...

Yeah, conservation of resources. Much more important on a fix gear (esp) than with gears. Yes, calories, sugars, "lactic acid", muscles ... but on a fix gear it is also muscles! (and many more, like...
11-22-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By 79pmooney

I rode my last fix gear Cycle Oregon two months...

I rode my last fix gear Cycle Oregon two months ago. A week of 450 miles, 30,000' of climbing. I changed gear ratios a lot but this was my Peter Mooney with its standard late '80s horizontal Campy...
11-22-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 903
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm using AutoCAD simply as a drafting tool here....

I'm using AutoCAD simply as a drafting tool here. I sketched a rim of 14mm inside width and another of 19mm inside. Then I just drew an arc from those inside points on the 14mm rim of the specified...
11-21-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 903
Posted By 79pmooney

Do the 4000s have molding down the sides? (I...

Do the 4000s have molding down the sides? (I haven't ridden a Conti for decades so I wouldn't know.) If the sidewalls are just thread, then - is that diagram from an actual tire, a 3-D...
Replies: 29
Views: 8,387
Posted By 79pmooney

No theory here. I simply love close...

No theory here. I simply love close freewheels/cassettes and widely spaced triples. Fell in love with 52-42-28 and race FWs almost 50 years ago. Just added cogs at both ends as more came...
11-21-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 903
Posted By 79pmooney

My tires don't look like that. My Corsas look...

My tires don't look like that. My Corsas look just like my AutoCAD sketch. I remember seeing that diagram you posted a while ago and thinking those tires didn't look like mine. I'm guessing those...
11-21-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,075
Posted By 79pmooney

Sixth grade, I used to come home on my 3 speed....

Sixth grade, I used to come home on my 3 speed. At the bottom of the hill lived a dalmatian that always chased. Outrunning it was impossible with the hill but one day I lured it into the telephone...
11-21-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,075
Posted By 79pmooney

My question on this whole thread - are these...

My question on this whole thread - are these suggestions for us riders or the dogs chasing?

And a fun story of a silent chase by a really fast dog - the apex of my racing years. Mid summer. Race...
11-20-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 903
Posted By 79pmooney

Just for fun, I fired up AutoCAD last night and...

Just for fun, I fired up AutoCAD last night and drew two rims with 14mm and 19mm inside widths. On the 14mm rim I drew a tire of 25mm width that I will call the 25C. Also a 28mm width tire (28C).
...
11-20-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By 79pmooney

And to that seat - leather? Looks like carved...

And to that seat - leather? Looks like carved wood to me. Should last a long time. And you;ll never have to tighten that skirt.
11-20-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By 79pmooney

I learned that the leather Portland's great store...

I learned that the leather Portland's great store carries in not US made because of our environmental regulations. Now, we are probably the #1 consumers of meat, a very large percentage of which is...
11-19-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 275,269
Posted By 79pmooney

It just dawned on me that not only do I qualify...

It just dawned on me that not only do I qualify for this (with almost 30 years to spare) but one of my fix gears and next year another qualify. My Peter Mooney has run fixed since 2017 (yeah, only 5...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By 79pmooney

I used the clear plastic carpet runners to do the...

I used the clear plastic carpet runners to do the same for years in Ann Arbor and Portland (rain). If set on carpet, the wheels create nice dips to collect the water.
11-17-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By 79pmooney

And just plain wear. If the balls always get...

And just plain wear. If the balls always get rolled back to the same position, eventually that spot will wear. (A good way to prevent that is to spin the fork 360 degrees every so often. Too bad...
11-16-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By 79pmooney

Ride up NW 34th Ave one of these days. There's a...

Ride up NW 34th Ave one of these days. There's a small park on the left at NW 75th St right at the bluff edge. Directly over the Marina and a great view of the Brothers. (I used to walk there to...
11-16-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 556
Posted By 79pmooney

Before I did anything else I'd see what I could...

Before I did anything else I'd see what I could do to absolutely minimize drag on the cable. Disconnect it at the RD and see if it slides easily through the housing. Maybe pull it out and lube with...
11-16-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By 79pmooney

1 cm change in seat height is a lot. If the new...

1 cm change in seat height is a lot. If the new height is right, no wonder you were having issues. The seat height guide I like is the heel test. Park the bike next to a wall. Get on it and sit...
11-16-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By 79pmooney

Is that Shilshole Marina? I lived in Ballard,...

Is that Shilshole Marina? I lived in Ballard, kept my 15' Tasar on the float to the north. Looked out at that sunset and the Brothers mountains beyond many times/
11-16-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,010
Posted By 79pmooney

I use prescription wire rim glasses. Bifocal. ...

I use prescription wire rim glasses. Bifocal. (I did trifocals for two years. Drove me nuts. Too little distance glass and I could not judge the stairs I was walking down.) Wire rim so I barely...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,347
Posted By 79pmooney

I've got a pair. G+ or 2.0. I'll stay on the G+...

I've got a pair. G+ or 2.0. I'll stay on the G+ 28s on the Mooney now until the road conditions change but those 30s look like they will be perfect for the lousy winter roads.
11-16-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 300,836
Posted By 79pmooney

Barge cement. Here in Portland, the big Fred...

Barge cement. Here in Portland, the big Fred Meyers (But they'll only sell you a tube or two so you don't get too high) or a cobbler (as many larger tubes as I want).

I never used it for base...
11-15-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,177
Posted By 79pmooney

I think my Miyata 610 was a 27" bike. I ran 700c...

I think my Miyata 610 was a 27" bike. I ran 700c from day one on it and both the stock Shimano canti and the older Mafacs off my Mooney. Never crossed my mind. I've also used stock replacement...
11-15-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,177
Posted By 79pmooney

My Peter Mooney. It was built to be rideable in...

My Peter Mooney. It was built to be rideable in the lower 48 states 12 months of the year; in whatever format was appropriate for that location. (Ordered a year after my head injury. I'd raced my...
11-15-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 580
Posted By 79pmooney

The sensors can be adjusted to be triggered by...

The sensors can be adjusted to be triggered by bikes, even non-metal bikes. (Maybe not all but plenty in Portland trigger nicely.) But someone has to do this. Spec the appropriate sensor, set it...
11-15-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,531
Posted By 79pmooney

Few tubulars are actually concentric. (And most...

Few tubulars are actually concentric. (And most of those that are are quite expensive. Gotta find people with real sewing skills and who care.) That said, the time saved from routine flats from...
11-15-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,531
Posted By 79pmooney

I ran them actually rubbing. Spokes make good...

I ran them actually rubbing. Spokes make good replacement wire so I never considered the wear to be much of an issue. (I always had dead ones on hand. Way, way too useful for all sorts of house...
11-15-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 580
Posted By 79pmooney

If you take a quick look with your mirror as you...

If you take a quick look with your mirror as you move to the left of the truck behind you, you will get a good look at that lane to the truck's left. Car? Stay put on the line of the left side of...
11-15-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By 79pmooney

In my bike commuter days I didn't mind the time...

In my bike commuter days I didn't mind the time change. Yes, fully dark going home but no sun in driver's eyes. And with a 9-5 job, it was now light going in. (Nothing was all that different after...
11-14-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,265
Posted By 79pmooney

A couple of thoughts. 1) Upper body muscle mass...

A couple of thoughts. 1) Upper body muscle mass doesn't get you up big hills fast. But the right muscles in good tone is a real asset. One way to address that is - stop lifting weights. Get a fix...
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