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10-11-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,115
Posted By Trakhak

https://youtu.be/3skIjrkta2Q?t=74

https://youtu.be/3skIjrkta2Q?t=74
10-11-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By Trakhak

You're right, of course, on all counts. But I...

You're right, of course, on all counts. But I was responding to the earlier suggestion that the suspension elements found in some carbon bikes might represent an effort to soften an inherently harsh...
10-11-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By Trakhak

Surprising how many owners of steel bike seem to...

Surprising how many owners of steel bike seem to be obsessed with fitting the widest, softest, lowest-pressure tires on their bikes, even to the point of installing 650b wheels.
Forum: Foo
10-07-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 17,000
Posted By Trakhak

Heinlein might have borrowed the idea from Just...

Heinlein might have borrowed the idea from Just Imagine (1930), which portrayed the distant future of 1980. Note the cars on conveyor belts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sroujzPNM40

Edited...
10-05-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 500
Posted By Trakhak

Description from the linked page: ...

Description from the linked page:

Continental Gatorskin 27 Inch Road Tire
10-04-21, 04:13 PM
10-04-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By Trakhak

Might be worth watching this GCN video with her....

Might be worth watching this GCN video with her. Former World Champion Emma Pooley explains her views on bike fitting for smaller riders.
Forum: Foo
10-02-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Trakhak

Three hundred, sixty five degrees Burning down...

Three hundred, sixty five degrees
Burning down the house

---David Byrne
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By Trakhak

If I remember correctly, that model of the...

If I remember correctly, that model of the Raleigh USA Gran Prix was built with Reynolds 531 (not Raleigh 555SL or any of the other Japanese tubing variations) in the main tubes. Worth asking for a...
10-01-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,099
Posted By Trakhak

Those certainly weigh less than any set of hybrid...

Those certainly weigh less than any set of hybrid wheels and tires and tubes would and would be inappropriate for a hybrid, so it's unclear what the point of the comparison would be.

I once had a...
09-29-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,972
Posted By Trakhak

Here's a track cyclist with legs that are...

Here's a track cyclist with legs that are probably as big and powerful as yours, and yet he can turn over the pedals at a pretty good rate of speed. Road riding is something else again, of course.
...
09-28-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4,592
Views: 469,454
Posted By Trakhak

Was that caused by a too-high brake pad? The...

Was that caused by a too-high brake pad? The fuzzy edge of the fabric flap suggests that it was.
09-27-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,292
Posted By Trakhak

Distance is the wrong limit to impose, unless...

Distance is the wrong limit to impose, unless you're determined to make riding look as if it's a less energy-consuming workout intrinsically, which it is not. As has been pointed out repeatedly (and...
09-25-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,418
Posted By Trakhak

Or, if I were bothered enough by a noisy freehub...

Or, if I were bothered enough by a noisy freehub to want to do something about it, I might cut off a bit of each of the pawl springs to reduce the forcefulness of the pawl engagement..
09-25-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,583
Posted By Trakhak

https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/1530160335...

https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/153016033531_/Vintage-1984-Bianchi-Grizzly-Mountain-Bike-All-Original.jpg

1984 Bianchi Grizzly (not my photo), bought new with my bike shop employee...
09-25-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Trakhak

That's what Biopace was designed for---lower...

That's what Biopace was designed for---lower cadences of the sort employed by the majority of casual and non-racer cyclists, aka the majority of cyclists, period.

All of the other eccentric...
09-24-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,418
Posted By Trakhak

What we used to call "Famous last words." The...

What we used to call "Famous last words." The problem is not confined to grease getting behind the springs. I used to see a few broken freewheels each winter in New England, always as a consequence...
09-24-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Trakhak

I had ulnar nerve release surgery about 35 years...

I had ulnar nerve release surgery about 35 years ago. Had nerve release surgery on my elbow during the same operation (broke that elbow at age 11, just before a growth spurt, and the maturing bone...
09-24-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,418
Posted By Trakhak

And would a loud single-pawl hub be less annoying...

And would a loud single-pawl hub be less annoying than the 3-pawl version? If I'm in bed and a faucet's dripping, it's infuriating whether it's a slow or a fast drip.

In fact:

"In ancient times...
09-23-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,099
Posted By Trakhak

Those are not mutually exclusive choices, as has...

Those are not mutually exclusive choices, as has been pointed out to the many before you who have repeatedly dredged up the staggeringly obvious "Lose weight from your body instead! It's free!"...
09-22-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 533
Posted By Trakhak

DIY bicycle rollers...

DIY bicycle rollers (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=diy+bicycle+rollers)

DIY indoor trainers (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=diy+bicycle+trainer)
09-20-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Trakhak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcq-PwYj3TE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcq-PwYj3TE
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 04:59 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By Trakhak

A 3-or-4-mph crash.

A 3-or-4-mph crash.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By Trakhak

My first real racing bike (Helyett track bike...

My first real racing bike (Helyett track bike with Reynolds 531 tubing and sew-up tires) had toe overlap, and that was in 1964. Almost every bike I've owned since then has had toe overlap, so it's by...
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Trakhak

I remember how surprised we were when the first...

I remember how surprised we were when the first plastic-wrapped Peugeots arrived at the shop. The plastic wrapping was superior to the crinkly brown paper wrapping in pretty much every way,...
09-18-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,794
Posted By Trakhak

USAZorro's opinions regarding cycling are not to...

USAZorro's opinions regarding cycling are not to be rejected lightly. That said . . . 40-some years on high-end steel bikes followed by 15 years on aluminum bikes, and I've learned that, in my...
09-18-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Trakhak

Double-check that the axle is fully seated in...

Double-check that the axle is fully seated in both dropouts.
09-17-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,794
Posted By Trakhak

You think the notch in the headset is part of the...

You think the notch in the headset is part of the peculiarities of it's handling?

Kidding. As it happens, I bought a 1993 Cannondale H300 hybrid last year, and I'm embarrassed how long it took me...
09-17-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 533
Posted By Trakhak

I bought one of those from Amazon a couple of...

I bought one of those from Amazon a couple of years ago. Works very well, with more resistance available than most people would ever need. I eventually bought a wheel-off smart trainer so that I...
09-16-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,088
Posted By Trakhak

For future reference for others reading this...

For future reference for others reading this thread, the seatpost can sometimes serve as a cheater pipe.
09-15-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,345
Posted By Trakhak

Constantly complaining about things that will not...

Constantly complaining about things that will not change is pointless.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By Trakhak

After 50-plus years of buying high-performance...

After 50-plus years of buying high-performance bikes, I now mostly just look at head tube length and wheelbase. Given those two measurements falling within my preferred range, I know that I can...
09-13-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,708
Posted By Trakhak

Does a gentleman offer a Chinarello to a lady?

Does a gentleman offer a Chinarello to a lady?
09-13-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,345
Posted By Trakhak

I wish people posting in this thread would stop...

I wish people posting in this thread would stop referring to all MUP users (other than the poster and his friends) as morons or idiots. They're precisely as smart as the people complaining here....
09-13-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,241
Posted By Trakhak

As already mentioned by several people in this...

As already mentioned by several people in this thread, those of us who were riding racing bikes in the 1960s or 1970s or 1980s associate blackwall tires with cheap department-store-level bikes. None...
09-12-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,354
Posted By Trakhak

Box lining is the addition of parallel pin...

Box lining is the addition of parallel pin stripes to form long, thin boxes for ornamentation of an object---in this case, the Jack Taylor's fork and frame.
09-12-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,957
Posted By Trakhak

As usual, the three measurements the OP is...

As usual, the three measurements the OP is demanding are proxies for what's really being compared:

1. Length
2. Girth
09-11-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Trakhak

My first track bike, a Helyett Speciale Tour de...

My first track bike, a Helyett Speciale Tour de France model with a black-and-white photo of Jacques Anquetil's face featured as part of the seat tube decal, was brakeless, so the mechanic in the...
09-11-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By Trakhak

That adaptor-on-the-pedal-screw trick takes me...

That adaptor-on-the-pedal-screw trick takes me back.

I notice that all of the adapters pictured so far are the short version. In the mid-1960s, when I started riding racing bikes, the common...
09-09-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Trakhak

The results of your fitting might have been...

The results of your fitting might have been predicated on your maintaining a certain power output for 100 or 150 km. Your average power was likely significantly lower for much of the longer rides,...
09-09-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,392
Posted By Trakhak

I'm sure that many older retired pro racers ride...

I'm sure that many older retired pro racers ride steel; why not? Frame material matters little or nothing in how a bike rides, and they grew up idolizing earlier pros, who rode on steel almost...
09-09-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,635
Posted By Trakhak

From this page...

From this page (https://www.retrobike.co.uk/threads/klien-vs-cannondale.344824/page-3):

'Klein sued Cannondale (and Charlie Cunningham) for breach of his '77 patent for a fat tubed,...
09-05-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Trakhak

Benelux = Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg. ...

Benelux = Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg.

The derailleur that came on my first drop-bar bike, A Raleigh Blue Streak, in 1962 or 1963:
...
09-05-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Trakhak

See Dave Moulton's page on cotter pin cranks...

See Dave Moulton's page on cotter pin cranks (http://davesbikeblog.squarespace.com/blog/2011/1/14/cotter-pins.html) for details on cotter pin maintenance.
09-03-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By Trakhak

Before they upgraded to shrink-wrapping the bikes...

Before they upgraded to shrink-wrapping the bikes in plastic, Peugeot wrapped their bikes in rough, crinkly paper. Don't know what that kind of paper is called.

I remember how surprised we were...
09-03-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,300
Posted By Trakhak

Wow! I'm shocked! It has never even occurred to...

Wow! I'm shocked! It has never even occurred to me that there might be any out there. Unfortunately, those are 14 and 15 teeth, and since the Peugeot's Campy chainring is 50 teeth, I need a 19-tooth...
09-02-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,300
Posted By Trakhak

Given how many French Peugeot UO-8s are out there...

Given how many French Peugeot UO-8s are out there and how many conversions people do, this thread could still be useful. In fact, I'd like to find a French-threaded fixed-gear sprocket for my...
09-02-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,392
Posted By Trakhak

Also stock or custom: ...

Also stock or custom:

https://parleecycles.com/custom/
09-01-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,218
Posted By Trakhak

Amen. Roland Avenue in Baltimore went from a...

Amen. Roland Avenue in Baltimore went from a roadway---de facto bike lane/door zone---car parking arrangement to roadway---car parking lane---bike lane/gutter (with no buffer zone between the...
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