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01-24-23, 07:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By easyupbug

Shellac your cotton tape will avoid weather...

Shellac your cotton tape will avoid weather issues and you will not corrode annoy bars. I have arthritis in my hands and use anti-vibration gloves as they are much better than cycling gloves. This...
01-23-23, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 571
Posted By easyupbug

I tried N-1 in December, a nice custom, DA, Tange...

I tried N-1 in December, a nice custom, DA, Tange Ultimate Superlight and fortunately the guy still has not paid me. I have a full 7 daily rider rack plus, 6 hanging for the kids and grandkid...
01-16-23, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 421
Posted By easyupbug

Depends on your combined weight, road conditions,...

Depends on your combined weight, road conditions, speeds, tire/tube?, measured width, etc. I go as low as 80 in the front w/o trouble..
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By easyupbug

Owned several and still have a Treviso Columbus...

Owned several and still have a Treviso Columbus SL and a Montello SLX so always interested. I have never seen a Treviso Columbus SL with chromed seat stays only Montellos. I know H&H builds fine...
01-10-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,547
Posted By easyupbug

Yes, I agree if you can not distinguish or...

Yes, I agree if you can not distinguish or differentiate.
01-08-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,547
Posted By easyupbug

Two of my mid 90's bikes brakes one step down:...

Two of my mid 90's bikes brakes one step down:...
01-08-23, 07:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,547
Posted By easyupbug

Early in my working life I was a design engineer....

Early in my working life I was a design engineer. Product design serves a function and for a designer to add "art" for your eyes it adds costs. Customers choose how their wallets will be impacted....
12-28-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By easyupbug

I do as well so built this rear wheel to fit,...

I do as well so built this rear wheel to fit, fantastic ride for my needs, comfort and no longer a threat to flex a bottom bracket. I agree with ShannonM, if a blue 57mm every passees my way I will...
12-28-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By easyupbug

Do what you want to make yourself comfortable but...

Do what you want to make yourself comfortable but Shimano's pre-applied threadlocker is looking out for the "shade tree mechanic" in my opinion, giving him/her some corrosion and thread locking...
12-26-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By easyupbug

It has been almost 50 years since an orthopedic...

It has been almost 50 years since an orthopedic surgeon told me I will need new knees, they looked like two saw blades coming together. As an engineer I looked at the forces and at leg max flex...
12-24-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,660
Posted By easyupbug

My tastes are more subtle, favorite being my...

My tastes are more subtle, favorite being my black/silver smoked paint on a Tommasini Tecno but for POP it is hard to beat Jamesdak's taste....
12-18-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,507
Posted By easyupbug

I have several Technomics, wish there was an...

I have several Technomics, wish there was an Italian equivalent I could find.
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Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 836
Posted By easyupbug

Unless you are saying the bicycle specific WD-40...

Unless you are saying the bicycle specific WD-40 stuff, WD is mostly a solvent with something like a 1/4 of the spray a petroleum lubricant, OK for no harm flushing of caked up lubes in a sticky...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By easyupbug

My only aluminum, a grub screw 979 is a lovely...

My only aluminum, a grub screw 979 is a lovely ride but admit I am no longer a threat to flex a BB. In my travels, typically two or three states a year I have for years now talked to any Vitus...
12-14-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,697
Posted By easyupbug

Yes, I have a place in Oro Valley, 5 and 8 foot...

Yes, I have a place in Oro Valley, 5 and 8 foot bike lanes everywhere in town that are actually see a street sweeper,with connections to the loop that goes all over, with the Tour De Tucson running...
12-14-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,697
Posted By easyupbug

We winter just outside Tucson and have friends...

We winter just outside Tucson and have friends who come down every winter for a week or more, same can be said for Phoenix and it's suburbs. Unless there is a cold front coming through like this week...
12-07-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,270
Posted By easyupbug

For arthritis in hands anti-vibration gloves...

For arthritis in hands anti-vibration gloves which are much better than cycling gloves with handlebar gel pads have made a difference and a well maintained leather suspension saddle, Brooks, Selle...
12-01-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,321
Posted By easyupbug

I have used this family for many years now with...

I have used this family for many years now with great results, last fork was $60 + shipping, https://stlplating.com.
St. Louis Plating
2918 Franklin Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63106
11-17-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,459
Posted By easyupbug

Don't waste even more money: ...

Don't waste even more money:
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Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By easyupbug

That bike has some oddities, far as I know the...

That bike has some oddities, far as I know the 753 tube set came with fork blades, which may indicate that it was rebuilt due to fork damage. I would take great care on a test ride as 753 is famous...
11-11-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,850
Posted By easyupbug

Thank you, very helpful in securing the forum's...

Thank you, very helpful in securing the forum's future which depends on newbies who all to often have their imperfectly formulated inquiry needlessly critiqued in such a way they do not return.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,541
Posted By easyupbug

It is not. As a young engineer I worked at...

It is not. As a young engineer I worked at Thiokol (rocket motors) and can tell you carbon fiber does not have a fatigue limit (the number of cycles that a material survives with a given stress...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,717
Posted By easyupbug

Not quite, see above.

Not quite, see above.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,717
Posted By easyupbug

My 1994 Trek 5500 carbon fiber is 28 this year. ...

My 1994 Trek 5500 carbon fiber is 28 this year. It has lots of dings in the paint due to locking it up in the over crowded employee bike enclosure and the lovely Campy Chorus groupset is now pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,527
Posted By easyupbug

I hope it never finds you but if Arthritis does...

I hope it never finds you but if Arthritis does the Comfort question will become serious. For a few years Rheumatoid was an slight discomfort but Osteo is serious and on the occasional bad days I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By easyupbug

I can not help with Santic, have never heard of...

I can not help with Santic, have never heard of them, but can say a 15 wide would be a 50 at least unless maybe they make a 49.5 in a wide. After at least a dozen cycling shoes over the years I find...
10-30-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By easyupbug

If caught early in the crack formation I have...

If caught early in the crack formation I have heard skill aluminum technicians can make a repair. Vitus used heat activated epoxy for the tube bonding from the aerospace industry in the late '80s...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,962
Posted By easyupbug

We will see more as asphalt prices have...

We will see more as asphalt prices have significantly increased and budgets have not, along with minor road rash becoming more serious (cheese grater surface). One benefit is more folks will see...
10-23-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,121
Posted By easyupbug

How to handle a possible outcome, about 55...

How to handle a possible outcome, about 55 seconds in:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp0AtxFWHWM
Still he finished third in this the 1989 Worlds with only the stem.
Forum: Recumbent
10-17-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By easyupbug

I liked your last post as in my experience the...

I liked your last post as in my experience the used market offers you the chance to economically settle on the recumbent right for you. There is a world of difference between brands/models. Just...
10-14-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 550
Posted By easyupbug

First stop I think is a frame builder near you...

First stop I think is a frame builder near you (with something like a Marchetti frame table) to see how bad it is, if he can even get it straight (and stable) without complete seat stays. There is a...
10-11-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,162
Posted By easyupbug

We have hills in our summer place in the Bighorn...

We have hills in our summer place in the Bighorn foothills that I avoid do to the excessive effort only to gain a big time braking decline, I love my lovely rides through the more gentle hills..
10-09-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,653
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Views: 588,636
Posted By easyupbug

Only you know what brings your numbness on. For...

Only you know what brings your numbness on. For me with arthritis the more hand positions with drop bars the better I handle it and I use anti-vibration gloves ( made
for jack hammers) which are...
10-06-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By easyupbug

I have tried everything in the Park tool I only...

I have tried everything in the Park tool I only use on the recumbent trike chain I ride a time or two every week due to the trike's very long chain. What works best has been OMS which is not...
10-02-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,076
Posted By easyupbug

It is not,...

It is not, see:https://www.youtube.com/JadeVamp1986.
Post trauma anxiety is a medical condition and a normal reaction to an abnormal event, in Jade's case very difficult to control.
09-21-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By easyupbug

The bar wrap I get and have done some but the...

The bar wrap I get and have done some but the hood work you show is exceptional, clearly superb. Please some day if you have the time could you possibly do even a basic tutorial?
09-21-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 794
Posted By easyupbug

Well done Bike Forum only two out of more than a...

Well done Bike Forum only two out of more than a dozen responses to a newbie that are not condescending.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 317,187
Posted By easyupbug

Surprised to find I only have one

Only one steel frame that new:
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09-16-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By easyupbug

At 72 I have learned to listen to what my body is...

At 72 I have learned to listen to what my body is telling me. Example is osteoarthritis tell me the days we are on a recumbent trike, I know that if I do 20+ every other day with a walk/rest day...
09-16-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By easyupbug

Were we astronomers parallax would be important...

Were we astronomers parallax would be important but as cyclists a 12" steel rule works well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By easyupbug

Agree, forging greatly increases the strength to...

Agree, forging greatly increases the strength to weight ratio, anodizing does not but it does allow color dyeing and helps with corrosion.
09-16-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,560
Posted By easyupbug

I have osteoarthritis in my wrists and as said...

I have osteoarthritis in my wrists and as said many trikes like my Catrike Expedition have padded wrist rests so there is zero loading on the wrist. A trike will be slower overall.
09-15-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By easyupbug

OP has a 1x11, he installed the shiftmate upside...

OP has a 1x11, he installed the shiftmate upside down.
09-14-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,166
Posted By easyupbug

I have learned at 72 that a 20+ mile ride with a...

I have learned at 72 that a 20+ mile ride with a day off between keeps me in good enough condition that is the kids or grandkids show up on a rest day I can do 20+ with them and not suffer and they...
09-14-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By easyupbug

I would go back and check it as it was so far out...

I would go back and check it as it was so far out I suspect you had the Shiftmate upside down; upside down you would pull a third less cable than what is needed and you do need to check your B screw...
09-13-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,186
Posted By easyupbug

I have osteoarthritis in my hands and wrists and...

I have osteoarthritis in my hands and wrists and have found after checking with fitters, moving saddles, different bars and stems, moving shifter/brakes, a dozen different gloves, gel and foam under...
09-10-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By easyupbug

That's Greg Softley in Australia, Cyclemondo. I...

That's Greg Softley in Australia, Cyclemondo. I can get excellent quality from him nearly as fast as I can from Velocals.
09-10-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By easyupbug

30% more efficient, wow all the big money teams...

30% more efficient, wow all the big money teams must be using them.
09-10-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By easyupbug

I am not FSA expect but to me that does not look...

I am not FSA expect but to me that does not look like a cap, that is a stripped out hex socket on a preload bolt from trying to remove it w/o loosening the two pinch bolts. Unfortunately not that...
09-09-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,463
Posted By easyupbug

I have a Catrike Expedition which would be...

I have a Catrike Expedition which would be considered not a slow trike maybe average or better, aerodynamics seating position, faster rolling 26" drive wheel and higher gearing, and the results vary...
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