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12-05-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 686
Posted By 79pmooney

I picked up an '83 Pro Miyata from a BFer last...

I picked up an '83 Pro Miyata from a BFer last summer that I didn't need simply because is appeared to be top of the line version of the Fuji Pro I raced. Same setup, DTs, braze-ons but with...
12-05-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 301,135
Posted By 79pmooney

I rode Cycle Oregon on the 28c Corsa G+ tubs. ...

I rode Cycle Oregon on the 28c Corsa G+ tubs. What a ride! And yes, quality tires! Haven't felt that level of confidence downhill on roads I'd never seen before in many years! No 25 yo...
12-05-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 790
Posted By 79pmooney

I used to do short runs on snowshoes in heavy New...

I used to do short runs on snowshoes in heavy New England snow in my racing days. Cardio pulmonary hard? OMG. Every step I had to kick hard to shed the snow on the shoe. I'd run across short...
12-05-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,272
Posted By 79pmooney

I keep reaching down to that bare down tube on my...

I keep reaching down to that bare down tube on my fix gears.

Glad I read this entire thread. I'll never put stem shifters that even can project back on any bike I'll ever own. (See post #19.) ...
12-05-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By 79pmooney

I've just transplanted two self-starter oaks to...

I've just transplanted two self-starter oaks to where I hope they'll thrive but I won't need a bag for their acorns for a few years.
12-05-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By 79pmooney

The marine bearing greases do pretty darn well. ...

The marine bearing greases do pretty darn well. A local bike mechanic years ago turned me onto the stuff. Hubs with less than great seals will go several winters with the stuff and the grease will...
12-05-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 211
Posted By 79pmooney

And to the other contact points - butts and...

And to the other contact points - butts and hands. Gotta find the right seat. And dial it the height, fore and aft and angle. Height is easy. A completely separate bolt. I put a piece of tape...
12-05-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 211
Posted By 79pmooney

I started having foot issues - blisters,...

I started having foot issues - blisters, infections, bone issues that felt close ot cracking over my arch from me doing three things together that my feet perceived as a conspiracy. I aged into my...
12-04-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 756
Posted By 79pmooney

I think you missed:

I think you missed:
12-04-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 87
Posted By 79pmooney

The simple solution is to add links. Yes, harder...

The simple solution is to add links. Yes, harder and more expensive (initially) than back in the old days but those days are long gone. Buy another chain, an appropriate chain breaker and a few quick...
12-04-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 756
Posted By 79pmooney

The DTs may be that super but an ordinary steel...

The DTs may be that super but an ordinary steel internal cam Shimano OEM QR works very well, has the modern superior cam design, steel skewer (yes, stay away from ti and aluminum skewers; they...
12-04-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 756
Posted By 79pmooney

Something bent that skewer. Impact? Wheeling...

Something bent that skewer. Impact? Wheeling the bike past a doorway? (Usually the RD hits first and you notice.) Or perhaps the skewer nut isn't sitting flat. Look at the outside flat of the...
12-03-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 22,661
Posted By 79pmooney

Also allowing the rider to do a quick...

Also allowing the rider to do a quick acceleration and spend less time in the intersection. I've found the road past the intersection safer than the stretch between the stop lines. I can get to...
12-03-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 439
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm pretty certain the Pauls are straight up...

I'm pretty certain the Pauls are straight up Mafacs geometry and use-wise. Probably more material in the arms and stiffer but that's speculation. So speaking from 55 years of Mafac Racer experience -...
12-03-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By 79pmooney

I could have ridden the rest of my life with...

I could have ridden the rest of my life with unequal legs with no pain or complaints (other than the usual getting old and the consequences of many thousands of mile). But correcting it has been a...
12-03-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By 79pmooney

I went to PT for other issues 10 years ago. ...

I went to PT for other issues 10 years ago. First thing she had me do was walk the length of the room away from her, turn around and walk back. "Your right leg is shorter." She sent me home with...
12-03-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,172
Posted By 79pmooney

I used to work as an engineer in a small...

I used to work as an engineer in a small shipyard. When I bought my house, I bought a vise and had the drafter who coded the plasma cutters model me a square the depth of the table and provide holes...
12-02-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,491
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny, I forgot about the peg until it came back...

Funny, I forgot about the peg until it came back from paint. Next time I spoke with Davy Levy (who did the other stuff, I mentioned it and he said that it was no problem. He could just drill and...
12-02-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
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: 80
Views: 2,334
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: 63
Views: 1,491
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: 313
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: 216
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: 760
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: 760
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: 120
Views: 2,305
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: 760
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: 760
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: 335
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: 335
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: 858
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: 261
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: 462
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: 486
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: 460
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: 17
Views: 571
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: 804
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: 804
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: 924
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: 17
Views: 571
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: 17
Views: 571
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: 924
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: 924
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: 8,447
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: 924
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: 2,131
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: 2,131
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: 924
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: 1,061
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: 1,061
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...
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