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05-25-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By 63rickert

Let the flakes soak overnight in the alcohol....

Let the flakes soak overnight in the alcohol. Even if you have a magnetic stirring device or a paint shaker it takes time to know if your mix is any good. Patience.

When French polishing old...
05-25-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By 63rickert

What Fredo76 said. Getting it done with minimum...

What Fredo76 said. Getting it done with minimum work is always good. Does not take much time to install the crank on old spindle, give it a try. If it doesn’t work you will still have a better sense...
05-02-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,186
Posted By 63rickert

That is splitting hairs and you know it. You...

That is splitting hairs and you know it.

You are being plain nasty. Is that why you come here?

Other comments I will not honor by reading them. Expected slightly better from you. Again, my...
05-02-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,186
Posted By 63rickert

Your query was answered in the first line of my...

Your query was answered in the first line of my post.

I thought it was an honest question from an honest person. My mistake.

Disrespecting your elders displays what sort of person you are.
05-02-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,186
Posted By 63rickert

First bicycle for me was a 1959 Schwinn with 20...

First bicycle for me was a 1959 Schwinn with 20 inch wheels received for my seventh birthday. At least a dozen kids grew up on that bicycle. Some of them were neighbors kids, I don’t have all the...
05-01-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,186
Posted By 63rickert

When I was doing 12,000 miles a year work did...

When I was doing 12,000 miles a year work did take a bit of a back seat. But was still working forty hours. Why the ad hominem? Some of us like to ride bikes even when not paid for it. Some of us...
05-01-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,186
Posted By 63rickert

If shifter cables need to be replaced...

If shifter cables need to be replaced frequently/continuously the shifter design is defective. Everyone knows who is making the defective shifters. Why is that manufacturer still in business? Why...
04-22-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By 63rickert

I’ve been using the Snoqualmie Pass tire you...

I’ve been using the Snoqualmie Pass tire you mention long enough to have worn out a few. No problem at all on 17mm rims. Currently on Velocity Dyads which were a good buy, but not the greatest or the...
04-22-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,095
Posted By 63rickert

No almost, you did. One of my main markers for...

No almost, you did. One of my main markers for being in riding shape - never super fit any more and my butt got bony too - is I am above my saddles. From there it can’t hurt.

It is all about pedal...
04-14-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,159
Posted By 63rickert

The designers, manufacturers, and sellers of...

The designers, manufacturers, and sellers of bicycles have a fiendish plot to kill off all their customers. They sell death machines because they want to see their paying customers in the grave. Good...
04-13-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,159
Posted By 63rickert

I read the conversation. On any normal bike with...

I read the conversation. On any normal bike with the rider in the saddle, on flat ground, no amount of brake application will send the rider over the bars. The only way to go OTB is to sabotage your...
04-13-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,159
Posted By 63rickert

Over the bars excursions are a matter of where...

Over the bars excursions are a matter of where your center of gravity is. On flat ground you should never be at risk of OTB. Downhill you must get behind the saddle or you just can’t brake very hard....
04-07-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,159
Posted By 63rickert

Fully sealed drive train was produced by Sunbeam...

Fully sealed drive train was produced by Sunbeam 100 years ago. Chain ran in an oil bath. Sunbeams were the most expensive English bike made. Many originals still exist, a few remain in use, the oil...
04-04-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By 63rickert

Bone on bone means damage has already occurred....

Bone on bone means damage has already occurred. Riding without pain would mean much less ongoing damage than riding with pain. Handlebars might do that much. Tendons once torn do not heal. The goal...
04-03-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By 63rickert

Shoulder surgery has become a specialty. Shoulder...

Shoulder surgery has become a specialty. Shoulder surgeons do shoulder surgery and nothing else. And they are really good at it.

Normal protocol in non-emergency cases is physical therapy under...
04-02-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By 63rickert

Riding into pain will not work. Don’t do it....

Riding into pain will not work. Don’t do it. First do no harm.

From the photo your self-description of being in decent shape seems reasonable. Which means it should be possible to get out of this...
03-30-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By 63rickert

Sounds a lot like when I tore my ACL. Pain went...

Sounds a lot like when I tore my ACL. Pain went away in a couple days and I stopped thinking about it. Went to the orthopedist four years later. One of the first things he said was most young guys (I...
03-26-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,834
Posted By 63rickert

Fredo has it right. Getting an adequate...

Fredo has it right. Getting an adequate front-center to avoid overlap is not a frame design issue at all until you want fenders and 35mm tires on a 50cm frame. (Talking level top tube sizes here. If...
03-22-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,160
Posted By 63rickert

The simplest way to get a stable bike that can...

The simplest way to get a stable bike that can handle weight is to find a vintage Schwinn. These are old bikes now, the only ones that count are the Chicago-built bikes. Fortunately there are just...
03-22-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,160
Posted By 63rickert

Yes tricycles handle quite differently. OP is not...

Yes tricycles handle quite differently. OP is not thinking of getting a drop bar 25 pound racing trike. Adult trikes travel very slowly. In theory it would be possible to take one of them down a hill...
03-15-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,632
Posted By 63rickert

I called overpressure as a possibility back at...

I called overpressure as a possibility back at post #12.

A 50mm tire holds four times the volume of air that a 25mm tire does. Inflating to 80psi is equivalent to inflating a 25mm tire to 320psi....
03-13-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,632
Posted By 63rickert

It happens. Not at all likely to happen to...

It happens. Not at all likely to happen to someone who is not racking up big miles.

When it happens relatively early the culprit is usually a stone or shard of metal embedded in the brake pad. Now...
03-13-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,082
Posted By 63rickert

Nice pic of Thevenet. It illustrates your point...

Nice pic of Thevenet. It illustrates your point well.

I don’t know where the idea old school were big gear mashers comes from. Yes, they climbed in relatively large gears. Otherwise they turned...
03-10-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,082
Posted By 63rickert

Look at old school bike racers. Greg Lemond,...

Look at old school bike racers. Greg Lemond, Bernard Hinault, Francesco Moser, Sean Kelly. They were built like tree trunks. Waist as big as the chest or hips. Massive core strength. This was back in...
03-04-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,957
Posted By 63rickert

You just specified that you can do the power. I...

You just specified that you can do the power. I said that I could do the same. But it is impossible for a group.

Do you hear yourself at all?
03-03-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,957
Posted By 63rickert

https://images.app.goo.gl/WQnTK7QVMrUmULdh6 ...

https://images.app.goo.gl/WQnTK7QVMrUmULdh6

First column is for 5 second effort, 2nd column is for one minute effort. All figures in watts per kilogram. The power I report is just ordinary. It...
03-03-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,957
Posted By 63rickert

Hour record is done by one rider working alone....

Hour record is done by one rider working alone. Output is continuous for an hour. Ordinary riders do achieve 700 and 900 watts. Normally and routinely. Working in a group under limiting circumstances...
03-03-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By 63rickert

This is purely politics and does not belong here....

This is purely politics and does not belong here.

In his letter M. Jacques states the UCI is obliged to be politically neutral. Then goes on to do something purely political.

Any time in past...
02-28-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By 63rickert

146mm is already narrow and it is good to know...

146mm is already narrow and it is good to know modern cranks easily get that far. Any idea how narrow you want to go? Any idea what will happen as you go down a step or three?

I also like narrow...
02-23-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By 63rickert

OK, think I’ve found all the gear references. 92”...

OK, think I’ve found all the gear references. 92” was his usual sprint gear. Just once in Chicago in 1899 he experimented racing a 114” gear. Won with it, did not like it. Once had to use a borrowed...
02-23-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By 63rickert

OOPS. We all have egg on our face. Go to page 86...

OOPS. We all have egg on our face. Go to page 86 of Taylor’s book. He mentions using gears of 88” and 92”. We had best take him at his word.

This would be calculated on a 28” Palmer wheel. Using...
02-21-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By 63rickert

28” Palmer. Created June/July 1892 by John Palmer...

28” Palmer. Created June/July 1892 by John Palmer and B.F. Goodrich. This size is now called 700C or 622BSD.
02-19-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By 63rickert

I was likely typing when you posted. Even in...

I was likely typing when you posted.

Even in the small photo at your link it shows clearly that is one big ring connecting to a big sprocket. I don’t see anything like that in competition photos....
02-19-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By 63rickert

There is a way to know for sure. Find a clear...

There is a way to know for sure. Find a clear image and count. I had a quick look at the google image gallery just now and while there is no immediate answer some photos looked promising.

So while...
02-19-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,957
Posted By 63rickert

Fitness and health are different. OP asked about...

Fitness and health are different. OP asked about fitness. For health, which is a wonderful thing, being able to do 12mph on an MTB could be a significant marker for some. Basic good health should...
02-18-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,957
Posted By 63rickert

You are accusing me of lying. Right now I...

You are accusing me of lying.

Right now I am thinking of a 2CC/Cycle Smithy ride that used to head out of Smithy every Saturday and Sunday in the winter. Usual group would be around 20 of us....
02-18-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,957
Posted By 63rickert

Watch any gravel race. Most will be riding knobs....

Watch any gravel race. Most will be riding knobs. Check the speed. Not the average speed, the speeds when the selection is made. Have you ever even been off the back close enough to know what the...
02-18-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,957
Posted By 63rickert

If you believe the above that would explain a lot...

If you believe the above that would explain a lot of your commentary here.

At speeds being discussed aerodynamics are barely a factor. Rolling resistance differences are not that great unless...
02-18-22, 02:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,482
Posted By 63rickert

Pull on the handlebars. Do not reduce weight on...

Pull on the handlebars. Do not reduce weight on the grips. Eliminate weight on the grips. Pull. Opens up space in the hand joints. Opens up space around the nerve.

Pull all the way to the...
02-18-22, 02:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,499
Posted By 63rickert

Good thing there were people who liked rim brake...

Good thing there were people who liked rim brake bikes since 1890s or there would be no bikes.

Or maybe it just might be possible to say “I prefer disc brakes” and leave it at that.
02-17-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,957
Posted By 63rickert

OPs query says same road and implies same...

OPs query says same road and implies same conditions. In which case the difference between bike 3 and bike 4 is going to be much less than 1%, not 3mph or 15%. It might be as much as 1/2mph if bike 4...
02-17-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By 63rickert

Wind driven salt spray and 100% humidity causes...

Wind driven salt spray and 100% humidity causes problems. A1A is a problem. Be very traditional and use oily rag wipe down before and after each ride. On windy days with wind off the water there is...
02-16-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By 63rickert

Very long time since I used my ATAC pedals. The...

Very long time since I used my ATAC pedals. The cleats, or at least my aged cleats, are not symmetrical. If memory serves it was 5 degrees rotation to unclick in one direction and 15 in the other....
02-14-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By 63rickert

Slow down. Don’t do anything until you have an...

Slow down. Don’t do anything until you have an accurate measurement of head tube angle. Since it is a custom your builder should have a record.

Your builder could also very likely move the brake...
02-10-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,475
Posted By 63rickert

That would be because highway codes changed. In...

That would be because highway codes changed. In large part because of extensive lobbying by the old League of American Wheelmen. So far as I know all that happens if a local jurisdiction fails to...
02-04-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By 63rickert

This is one of the worst case scenarios that all...

This is one of the worst case scenarios that all cyclists are afraid of. Please note that the cyclist walked away. Text of article says he sustained minor injuries. I will hope the adjective ‘minor’...
02-03-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By 63rickert

To some extent bikes can be scaled. The obvious...

To some extent bikes can be scaled. The obvious if impractical (?) way to get scale for your 4’11” partner would be to start with 571 wheels. No good or fast clincher tires exist so you would have to...
01-30-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 812
Posted By 63rickert

Try contacting Silca directly. Not sure if they...

Try contacting Silca directly. Not sure if they have that part but worth a try. Josh does stock bits for the floor pumps that were long unavailable. He is committed to service, if it is possible he...
01-29-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,435
Posted By 63rickert

If riding ice you are almost certainly also...

If riding ice you are almost certainly also riding snow. Snow sticks to the bike. Sticks to fenders. How is it possible to ride fenders in snow? When I have done that it has usually been with fenders...
01-28-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,230
Posted By 63rickert

https://waterfordbikes.com/w/culture/paramount/par...

https://waterfordbikes.com/w/culture/paramount/paramount-the-early-years/

Emil Wastyn was an active builder in the 1930s and worked a lot with Schwinn, to include first Paramounts. I was lucky...
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