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07-04-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By 79pmooney

I assume you are running a quill stem. If so, not...

I assume you are running a quill stem. If so, not a whole lot can happen even if it cracks at the rust. You will have the steerer captured by the quill wedge. The stem by the headset race. So the...
07-04-22, 04:56 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By 79pmooney

The saddle that works very well for me came from...

The saddle that works very well for me came from a company making bikes and parts for women and carries a woman's name. Terry. The Fly. Works so well I have them on 4 of my 5 bikes.
07-04-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,609
Posted By 79pmooney

HollyInOregon, if you are anywhere near the...

HollyInOregon, if you are anywhere near the Portland area watch for classic rendezvous (plural and my French is slipping) loosely arranged by the likes of gugie and merziac. Yesterday one happened...
07-04-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 966
Posted By 79pmooney

When I see this my thought has gone to "That guy...

When I see this my thought has gone to "That guy has his priorities straight. He knows his bars and stem are worth more than what's between his ears." The thought that has been crossing my mind...
07-04-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,113
Posted By 79pmooney

If you saw my arm length, you'd get a clue. I...

If you saw my arm length, you'd get a clue. I learned many years ago that "normal" reaches mean I cannot properly relax/stretch my torso and I cramp. I'm long, skinny and light. Not young. All a...
Forum: Foo
07-04-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 91
Posted By 79pmooney

The doc that diagnosed me immediately had me sit...

The doc that diagnosed me immediately had me sit on my bike and looked at my seat and pedals/cleats. Asked me if that was what I had ridden the season before. Yes. (This was the year's first race,...
Forum: Foo
07-04-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 91
Posted By 79pmooney

Or see my post. I was diagnosed at 25. I'm...

Or see my post. I was diagnosed at 25. I'm almost 70.
Forum: Foo
07-04-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 91
Posted By 79pmooney

This sounds similar to what was known the...

This sounds similar to what was known the chondromalcia patellae (CP) I as diagnosed with 40+ years ago by an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine (and riding in the race I had to drop...
07-03-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By 79pmooney

Good stuff here - but - assessing the body that...

Good stuff here - but - assessing the body that God gave you is number one. I was given a standing climber's body. I can climb decently seated but I'll do it better with longish cranks (175s for 34...
07-03-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
Posted By 79pmooney

I just rode the Banks-Vernonia Trail today with...

I just rode the Banks-Vernonia Trail today with about a dozen Forumites. Out and back for 40 miles. Trail is good. Almost no bollards and in general, well thought out. I also rode 64 miles today...
07-02-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 966
Posted By 79pmooney

I started wearing caps before my hairline...

I started wearing caps before my hairline receded. It's only when I see threads like this that I think "Oh yeah, I could do the striped head look!" Nah.
07-02-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 966
Posted By 79pmooney

I couldn't imagine wearing a cap under the helmet...

I couldn't imagine wearing a cap under the helmet either and didn't for 30 years. Then I tried it. Surprise! I as not hotter. No surprise, much less issue with sweat in eyes - very nice. But...
07-02-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 966
Posted By 79pmooney

I get headaches from that indentation so I flip...

I get headaches from that indentation so I flip the cap around. Fortunately I don't sweat tons.

Two tricks to eye comfort on hot and humid days - Aloe Gator Gel sunscreen which doesn't run at all...
07-01-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By 79pmooney

I just tried the dirt trick. Impressive. I...

I just tried the dirt trick. Impressive. I don't know how long it will last but I'm pretty certain I'll be able to find more en route when I ride a century Sunday.
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By 79pmooney

The OP's height is in his torso, not legs. He...

The OP's height is in his torso, not legs. He should have no issues with the top tube height. I'm predicting a totally normal amount of seatpost showing. As for standover I don't know if this 610...
07-01-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By 79pmooney

Rats! You had me almost drooling. I don't know...

Rats! You had me almost drooling. I don't know the popsicle trick but that is about the toe-in I shoot for.

OP, are you using Koolstop pads? If not, try them. Not magic but a very good...
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By 79pmooney

I had a ~61cm 610 perhaps a year or two earlier...

I had a ~61cm 610 perhaps a year or two earlier than this one Second Edit: I'm getting my bikes confused. I think my 610 was '85 or a touch later. Got it used in '90. Rode it as a commuter through...
06-30-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,113
Posted By 79pmooney

Haven't decided yet whether to ride all the way...

Haven't decided yet whether to ride all the way to Banks or Max part of it. Don't know how long either will take. So: don't wait up for me. (And no detours!) See y'all somewhere between Banks and...
06-30-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By 79pmooney

OP, I'm not sure if you are saying your bike has...

OP, I'm not sure if you are saying your bike has vertical dropouts or (near) horizontal dropouts that open to the front. If you have horizontal dropouts, what the shop told you is BS unless you are...
06-30-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By 79pmooney

I did it at about 20 mph. In those days, I rode...

I did it at about 20 mph. In those days, I rode a higher seat. Locked my left knee. Pedal shot me into the air with the bike attached to my feet. Remember noting my front wheel beyond a foot off...
06-30-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,240
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes, but more elegant - especially if yo are...

Yes, but more elegant - especially if yo are going to do this regularly: wrap strips cut from innertube around the headtube and seatstay/seat lug. Then tie the club to the top tube with innertube...
06-29-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,537
Posted By 79pmooney

Thanks. I used "their" because in this day and...

Thanks. I used "their" because in this day and age, the rules are changing. and when you (figuratively) ride into a new "town", there isn't a sign posted as to which applies, old or new.

Ben
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By 79pmooney

Let my bike be one the dark haired worker glued...

Let my bike be one the dark haired worker glued up. Totally focused on the job. Pink bow - that bike's gonna be heavy. The two on the left aren't even looking where their glue is going.
06-28-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,537
Posted By 79pmooney

Having someone do something in front of you that...

Having someone do something in front of you that strikes your funnybone is not the same as "taking delight in someone's misfortune". The OP didn't ask for this, nor was their response thought out. I...
06-27-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By 79pmooney

I love the Open Paves. Have they changed the...

I love the Open Paves. Have they changed the casing/cut resistance. The OPs of a few years ago cut easily. I carried more bills when I rode them and sometim0es used quite a few to get home. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,089
Posted By 79pmooney

And - put those super tubes on your worst wheels!...

And - put those super tubes on your worst wheels! (It's a Huffy but it's got latex tubes!)
06-27-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,113
Posted By 79pmooney

We drove it after graduation in a 3-speed Vega. ...

We drove it after graduation in a 3-speed Vega. The Super Course would have been a step up.
06-26-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By 79pmooney

I simply carry a Zephal HPX on all my bikes....

I simply carry a Zephal HPX on all my bikes. Small enough bore to get any tire to 120psi plus. Long enough barrel that I rarely pump 100 strokesa for any kingd of tire. 38s to a road pressure of...
06-26-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,798
Posted By 79pmooney

If you want to hear some deflating information on...

If you want to hear some deflating information on noted Italian builders, read what Tom Ritchie found when he was starting out in the '70s. He was cutting up Italian frames to see how things were...
06-26-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By 79pmooney

Are those marks on the side of the tube? Tire...

Are those marks on the side of the tube? Tire iron marks? Or is there a similar pattern on the inside of the tire?

One thing I try to do is keep the inner tube untwisted so any damage seen on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,483
Posted By 79pmooney

I was just having a little fun with the thread...

I was just having a little fun with the thread title.
06-25-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,491
Posted By 79pmooney

I used to take vacations every 18 months or so...

I used to take vacations every 18 months or so and go back east to spend a week or two with family. Last cup of coffee was before takeoff. Withdrawal got kinda lost in the jet-lag fuzz. Come home...
06-25-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By 79pmooney

I'll second Rolla. My first choice on rim strips...

I'll second Rolla. My first choice on rim strips would be a Velox as wide as the widest part of your old one, ie the full width of the bottom channel of your rim. If that width is not available, my...
06-25-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 765
Posted By 79pmooney

Hang out at a velodrome. 1 km TTs, Sprints where...

Hang out at a velodrome. 1 km TTs, Sprints where all the action may be in the final 200 m. Kierin where the first three laps are spent jockeying for position behind a gradually speeding up motor...
06-25-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't know but I'd expect that SunTour would...

I don't know but I'd expect that SunTour would have followed the lead of Sugino with its Mighty crankset which was Campy standard. And Sungino continued that with the 75 line.
06-24-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By 79pmooney

The tape pre-Tufo was prone to melting in hot...

The tape pre-Tufo was prone to melting in hot weather. I rolled a tire (going slow and uphill so it was no big deal) on a hot summer day in Boston. Hot but not Arizona or climate change hot. ...
06-24-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny you should mention that! First ride on my...

Funny you should mention that! First ride on my second pair of tubular wheels - Vitt, Rumino Pro G+ tubbies. Nailed the rear quite literally with a roofing nail. Through the tread. Guessing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,089
Posted By 79pmooney

There's an inflation technique that is fast,...

There's an inflation technique that is fast, requires no CO2 or even a pump that gets the tube pressure perfect for install. And you cannot over inflate. Not possible. Just blow the tube up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,089
Posted By 79pmooney

The ultimate in supple was the silk tubulars we...

The ultimate in supple was the silk tubulars we used to race BITD. Silk casing wrapped and sewn around a latex tube. Entire unit weighed 220-250 grams for a tire plenty strong enough for poor New...
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,367
Posted By 79pmooney

I started with ACAD 8. Remember the even...

I started with ACAD 8. Remember the even numbered ones being the good ones and the odds ones to stay away from. Did 8, 10, 12 and 2000 (with early but usable 3-d and solids). My house is in 3-D. ...
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,367
Posted By 79pmooney

I keep a dual boot Win95/XP going to run AutoCAD...

I keep a dual boot Win95/XP going to run AutoCAD 2000 and like you, love that Excel. I have a Win7 machine with the cheap starter version of Excel and Word. I basically don't like how they operate...
06-23-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm going to think at the keyboard so here goes. ...

I'm going to think at the keyboard so here goes. 1) Are you kind to spokes or are you a head popper. (There are riders who can get away with 15g/1.8 spokes in your standard 2.3mm flange spoke hole...
06-23-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By 79pmooney

Those GP4s look pretty darn nice on that bike. I...

Those GP4s look pretty darn nice on that bike. I just put a pair on my Mooney. Bike's quite content to be back on the rims it spent a third of its life on. I'm lovin' it too.
06-23-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm scratching my head. You want to change the...

I'm scratching my head. You want to change the derailleur to one with I presume a longer cage, requiring more chain but are going to start with a chain length too short already for big-big. It may...
06-23-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 I have 4 levels of focus. Distance. Office....

+1 I have 4 levels of focus. Distance. Office. Reading. No glasses. I hate trifocals so I have distance/reading and office/reading.
06-23-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By 79pmooney

Good idea! (I can still see those things in...

Good idea! (I can still see those things in sufficient light - for now.) But I might go a step farther. White for one type, Red for another. Might need yellow.
06-23-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,352
Posted By 79pmooney

And as I suggested (I think on the first page but...

And as I suggested (I think on the first page but I:m not going back to look) - a business opportunity. Invent that slick little in-line indicator that could be located anywhere on the housing. ...
06-23-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,352
Posted By 79pmooney

I've done a lot of city riding over my lifetime. ...

I've done a lot of city riding over my lifetime. My formative years and racing years, Boston. If you want to live long riding in Boston, you don't spend a lot of time looking at your cassette. On...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,689
Posted By 79pmooney

New England simply doesn't have the climbs of the...

New England simply doesn't have the climbs of the Alps and Pyrenees except the big one in NH. The one time i did that in competition, while everyone else put their 28s in back, I put it in front. ...
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