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06-27-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
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: 50
Views: 889
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: 41
Views: 859
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: 475
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: 65
Views: 5,495
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: 257
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: 1,428
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: 53
Views: 1,274
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: 219
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: 660
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: 842
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: 379
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: 379
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: 50
Views: 889
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: 50
Views: 889
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: 44
Views: 758
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: 44
Views: 758
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: 222
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: 379
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: 152
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: 18
Views: 633
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: 18
Views: 633
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: 83
Views: 1,133
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: 83
Views: 1,133
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: 64
Views: 1,349
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. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,349
Posted By 79pmooney

I used to save weight on freewheel teeth. Found...

I used to save weight on freewheel teeth. Found the fewer teeth I was burdened with, the faster I went uphill. 78 teeth on a 5 speed FW worked out pretty well when the hills were hills, not...
06-22-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,337
Posted By 79pmooney

I won that Zeus seatpost in the Stowe race over...

I won that Zeus seatpost in the Stowe race over Smuggler's Notch. Perfect timing. I bent My Fuji Pro's mediocre post on a frost heave I hit going well past 50 coming down. Good post. ...
06-22-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,524
Posted By 79pmooney

My single speed riding started when I bent my...

My single speed riding started when I bent my Peugeot UO-8 dropout too many times trying to make a 28 tooth FW work. Got told tyo set it up fix gear my first season of racing as proper training. ...
06-22-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,133
Posted By 79pmooney

This is bike forums. When somebody asks "how do...

This is bike forums. When somebody asks "how do I do this?" the standard answer is "you're wrong for wanting or needing to".
06-22-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,133
Posted By 79pmooney

A thought - maybe we need gear indicators that...

A thought - maybe we need gear indicators that work like CX bar-top levers when not in use. Say at the inboard end of our handlebar tape. Have a band that clamps round the HB with two cable housing...
06-22-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By 79pmooney

Another Rema fan. Good thing is there are plenty...

Another Rema fan. Good thing is there are plenty of other kits that use the same glue and patch system that work but Remas are consistently the best so I I have a choice I always go there. (Good...
06-22-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 306
Posted By 79pmooney

Tire tread compounds vary a lot. I'd guess Kenda...

Tire tread compounds vary a lot. I'd guess Kenda to be poor. (I've only used their tubes and I was not impressed.) Another aspect is sidewall flexibility; the more flex the better. Tread pattern...
06-22-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By 79pmooney

A trick you can do while riding (if your shifter...

A trick you can do while riding (if your shifter allows it) is to move the derailleur cage in a touch while in those crossed positions. Now the chain is held away from the pins. You hear the chain...
06-22-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 722
Posted By 79pmooney

I believe he's talking about the wide flattish...

I believe he's talking about the wide flattish center strip that tires, especially rear tires, wear to just from rolling, not the skid patches from braking.
06-22-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By 79pmooney

LOOK system (3-bolt cleats) Edit: shoes and...

LOOK system (3-bolt cleats) Edit: shoes and Exustar track cleats are the easy solution. (The $25 cleats, not the velodrome only much more expensive ones, Sadly, I don't think Exustar is still making...
06-21-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By 79pmooney

I wish they were bigger (or this was 30 years...

I wish they were bigger (or this was 30 years ago). Rims are a lot harder to find so I cherish the larger tires that do a better job of insulating them from pothole edges, etc. They'd look great on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By 79pmooney

I think this thread jinxed me. Took out new...

I think this thread jinxed me. Took out new wheels today for a spin on new tubulars. Rear wheel is my first ever deep V rim. Coming home I ran over something and immediately flatted completely,...
06-20-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,483
Posted By 79pmooney

Went for a ride just now on 110 psi. 23c Rubino...

Went for a ride just now on 110 psi. 23c Rubino Pro tubulars. Same pressure I rode 40 years ago on similar size tires. Never occurred to me while riding that I might want less pressure. ...
06-20-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,483
Posted By 79pmooney

Sadly, my workhorse floor pump is a specialized. ...

Sadly, my workhorse floor pump is a specialized. Got it a few weeks before I read about that company's ethics. Have a Medai from the mid '80s but the chuck was such a hassle for this guy who's been...
06-20-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,103
Posted By 79pmooney

The compromise I've been doing for 45 years that...

The compromise I've been doing for 45 years that works so well I've never gone to bibs - clip-on suspenders. The advantages of both. Bathroom needs and clothing changes are barely more difficult...
06-20-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 985
Posted By 79pmooney

I wanted to be there and thought about you guys...

I wanted to be there and thought about you guys often yesterday (as I quietly built and glued up another wheel). But Saturday was the Juneteenth parade. I wanted to be there and there without my...
06-19-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,084
Posted By 79pmooney

Won't happen to ex-pres Trump. He publicly vowed...

Won't happen to ex-pres Trump. He publicly vowed he would never get on a bike after learning of this. (And you know, I actually believe him.)
06-19-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,488
Posted By 79pmooney

I keep one number in my head because it's easy. ...

I keep one number in my head because it's easy. 100 RPM on a 42-17 (67") equals 20 mph (assuming a tire circumference of 27" - close enough for older 700c road tires. With that, I can do the math...
06-19-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By 79pmooney

I use marine grease (boat trailer hub bearing...

I use marine grease (boat trailer hub bearing grease). Thick stuff. Doesn't break down. Doesn't care about water or salt, now or in the distant future. It is very thick and stays that way so nipples...
06-18-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,059
Posted By 79pmooney

I lent my Zefal HP to a skinny middle aged roadie...

I lent my Zefal HP to a skinny middle aged roadie 45 years ago so he could pump his sewups up to 120 for the club TT. He did it easily. I doubt that would be harder with a modern HPX. I've never...
06-18-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By 79pmooney

Won't work. You need an 1/8" chain to run over...

Won't work. You need an 1/8" chain to run over the chainwheel. Too wide for the spacing of the freewheel.

I can't say I've ever tried to run 1/8" chain over the old freewheels but 3/32" chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,190
Posted By 79pmooney

That 630W for an hour is only for the rider up...

That 630W for an hour is only for the rider up front. Say they do a continuous rotation; so each rider just keeps the pace and when the rider in front pulls off and drops back behind, he likewise...
06-17-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 674
Posted By 79pmooney

It doesn't. What causes much of the damage is...

It doesn't. What causes much of the damage is the spoke going loose when the rim to hub distance shortens (as you go over a bump, say) and the spoke goes completely loose. So a lighter spoke must...
06-17-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 674
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm a big fan of using 1) butted spokes and 2) a...

I'm a big fan of using 1) butted spokes and 2) a gauge heavier butted for the right rear. Usually I use the same spokes for front, left rear and right rear of fix gear wheel with little dish. ...
06-17-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 944
Posted By 79pmooney

Rim brakes - I regularly hose my bikes off with a...

Rim brakes - I regularly hose my bikes off with a light spray but blast the brake shoe from both directions to both clean out the ugly black dust and remove any grit.

Right now I have a little...
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