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09-23-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
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: 463
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: 216
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: 34
Views: 835
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: 34
Views: 835
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: 294
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: 99
Views: 2,786
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: 489
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: 99
Views: 2,786
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: 463
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: 5,500
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: 193
Views: 5,479
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: 566
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: 78
Views: 2,192
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: 193
Views: 5,479
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: 1,183
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: 33
Views: 1,148
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: 4,387
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: 369
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: 813
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: 3
Views: 182
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: 2,076
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: 49
Views: 1,252
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: 202
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: 330
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: 1,152
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: 2,921
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: 2,921
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: 2,076
Posted By Trakhak

Also stock or custom: ...

Also stock or custom:

https://parleecycles.com/custom/
09-01-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,086
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...
09-01-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,076
Posted By Trakhak

In over 50 years of riding steel race bikes and,...

In over 50 years of riding steel race bikes and, later, aluminum and carbon bikes, I've come to believe that the frame material counts for almost nothing in how a bike rides. My shorthand approach to...
09-01-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,494
Posted By Trakhak

Given that bike riding, in the U.S., at least,...

Given that bike riding, in the U.S., at least, perpetuates the cliques that were established in high school, that list can be collapsed to two categories: the cool kids and the nonentities. Thus will...
09-01-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,086
Posted By Trakhak

Not surprising that drivers would look for and...

Not surprising that drivers would look for and park immediately next to the meters, not noticing what's painted on the roadway. It'll probably be a while before they get tuned in to the new...
09-01-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Trakhak

With your bike up in a repair stand, try pressing...

With your bike up in a repair stand, try pressing your fingertip against the hub seal where it meets the axle while the wheel is spinning freely. You'd have to press very hard to make even the...
08-31-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Trakhak

BD bikes also appeal to ex-bike-store employees...

BD bikes also appeal to ex-bike-store employees who find it hard to adjust to paying full retail for bikes. I've been very happy with the two BD bikes I've bought.
08-31-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,910
Posted By Trakhak

Plenty of chocolate ice cream and chocolate in...

Plenty of chocolate ice cream and chocolate in bars and M&Ms and such, just no chocolate milk.
08-30-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Trakhak

Story told by a Bicycling! magazine writer who...

Story told by a Bicycling! magazine writer who had been sent to cover the 1977 Tour de France: he was strolling around the mechanics' area before one stage and picked up a front wheel from the bike...
08-30-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Trakhak

2343 (frame) minus 713 (fork) equals 1630.

2343 (frame) minus 713 (fork) equals 1630.
08-30-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,271
Posted By Trakhak

The best way to avoid hitting squirrels and...

The best way to avoid hitting squirrels and rabbits is to act like a predator and aim straight for them. That's behavior that they understand.

I was skeptical when I read that comment on Bike...
08-27-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,910
Posted By Trakhak

Almost 70, lots of fairly hard miles for many...

Almost 70, lots of fairly hard miles for many decades without stretching, foam rollers, massage, supplements, chocolate milk, pickles, Yoga, etc. Maybe I'm just lucky.
08-26-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,469
Posted By Trakhak

Sprung versus non-sprung (rigid) pogo stick?...

Sprung versus non-sprung (rigid) pogo stick? Running along a very long trampoline? My head hurts.

Someone upthread suggested performing tests using bikes with power meters in both the rear hub and...
08-25-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By Trakhak

Riding with aero bars stretches your lower back,...

Riding with aero bars stretches your lower back, reducing pressure on the discs in your spine.
08-24-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,469
Posted By Trakhak

Full disclosure: Sosenka was popped for PEDs at...

Full disclosure: Sosenka was popped for PEDs at least twice, although not for his hour record ride. I suspect the UCI thought he was juiced for the hour record, too, but couldn't prove it. There's...
08-24-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,387
Posted By Trakhak

1. Piper At The Gates Of Dawn 2. Piper At The...

1. Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
2. Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
3. Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

Just joined a classic rock band on bass. Most of their songs required almost no effort to learn,...
08-24-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,387
Posted By Trakhak

Back to the OP's OP: 1. Clapton 2. Beck ...

Back to the OP's OP:

1. Clapton
2. Beck
3. Page
08-24-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,469
Posted By Trakhak

Merckx's record (49.431 km) has been beaten...

Merckx's record (49.431 km) has been beaten twice:

Chris Boardman, Manchester, 27.10.2000, 49.441 km
Ondrej Sosenka, Moscow, 19.7.2005, 49.700 km

Sosenka and his bike:
...
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By Trakhak

I looked at the pictures again, and those may not...

I looked at the pictures again, and those may not be tubulars after all. Hard to be sure. I'd suggest asking the seller whether they're sew-ups/tubulars or conventional clinchers. Either way, you'll...
Forum: Foo
08-23-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,965
Posted By Trakhak

Reanimating this thread to instill some anxiety...

Reanimating this thread to instill some anxiety in LP lovers: some pressings of LPs are apparently substantially superior to others.

Examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-bvYQJmJ6I
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By Trakhak

Miele bike decal set...

Miele bike decal set (https://www.ebay.com/itm/224166949905)

But I'd have no problem with the neon green decals on that bike. Younger people into vintage bikes and other vintage stuff such as...
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