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05-17-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,650
Posted By beng1

It does not counter anything at all, because I am...

It does not counter anything at all, because I am interested in seeing how fast I can go without clips or straps.
05-12-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By bruce19

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age...

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words...
05-09-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By irwin7638

Septuagenarian cycling

That was a mouthful just writing it down, but since I'm officially qualified to talk about it, I thought I'd try. Having seven decades behind me I really don't know what to say. Things don't...
04-13-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By cyclezen

so, when I saw your images of the Power Saddle,...

so, when I saw your images of the Power Saddle, it immediately struck me how 'unusual' the shape is...
The general width of the saddle is not the issue as much as the progression of slimming which...
03-28-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,795
Posted By zandoval

Adjusting that saddle is real important. There is...

Adjusting that saddle is real important. There is not a real formula. I have noticed that moving the saddle forward or back just a few millimeters has made tremendous changes in my ride now that I am...
03-28-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,795
Posted By Calsun

I want to have my butt centered on the widest...

I want to have my butt centered on the widest part of the saddle and be able to comfortably reach the handlebars while having my back at a 45 degree angle. When riding, having warmed up for 10...
03-26-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,308
Posted By merziac

Prussian Blue dye check, messy and effective. ;)

Prussian Blue dye check, messy and effective. ;)
03-26-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By dddd

No. The 979 and later 992 were both made of...

No. The 979 and later 992 were both made of aluminum tubes bonded to cast aluminum lugs.

The OP has 130mm hubs, but another choice (that I employed in order to get more gears on my 126mm-spaced...
03-25-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,528
Posted By hazetguy

Handel bars ...

Handel bars

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03-04-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,452
Posted By Wildwood

I am waaaaay beyond amateur. Basically, I'm a...

I am waaaaay beyond amateur.
Basically, I'm a hack, with some daring.

where's that resto-mod pic? Pardon the front wheel qr on the ds....
02-21-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 815
Posted By Retoocs

Cage size determines the derailleur's capacity....

Cage size determines the derailleur's capacity. The capacity is the difference in the number of teeth of the big and small chainrings + the difference in the number of teeth of the big and small cog...
12-26-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,925
Posted By 70sSanO

The video was simply fascinating. If someone...

The video was simply fascinating.

If someone could reverse aging, how many would be able to mentally and financially sustain their life to 150 years or more.

The grind of the modern world is...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-03-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,222
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One name has already been mentioned. The other...

One name has already been mentioned. The other has made it known that he's not looking to expand his client list, so I won't pass it along. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
12-02-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,222
Posted By mprince

Just to add to this, scratch Joe Bell off of the...

Just to add to this, scratch Joe Bell off of the short term list if you are not already in his queue. I spoke to him this morning and he is not accepting any new work for the forseeable future as...
11-29-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,208
Posted By Doug Fattic

A shortish history of modern American frame builders

The general population of adult Americans did not ride bicycles until the bike boom of 1970. Before then they were for kids to get around until they finally got their driver’s license. I saw my 1st...
10-31-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,151
Posted By Rowan

Odd as it may seem, but to me this has been one...

Odd as it may seem, but to me this has been one of the best and most entertaining threads I have seen on BikeForums for ages (even ever). Great bunch of guys who have contributed over the decades to...
09-03-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 58,957
Posted By jamesdak

No problem, all my rides from the past 3 or 4...

No problem, all my rides from the past 3 or 4 years are on Strava. You just have to find them, LOL!!!

I just pulled down my lightest steel bike and retaped the tapping valvestems that are so...
08-09-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,486
Posted By seypat

Can you slide the derailleur up then put a piece...

Can you slide the derailleur up then put a piece of something(metal, plastic, rubber wood) under the derailleur/through the slot so it can't slide down any. Maybe with tabs you can bend down on each...
06-06-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,081
Posted By krakhaus

Are the mods just totally ignoring this thread?...

Are the mods just totally ignoring this thread? Maybe my 10 speed Mondonico will get their attention....
05-18-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,460
Posted By gugie

PSA - Society of Three Speed membership

The Society of Three Speeds (S.O.T.S.) is the mindchild of Portland local Shaun Granton (https://societyofthreespeeds.wordpress.com/). Among other things, he's an illustrator and lover of many things...
05-13-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 31,500
Posted By BlazingPedals

The thing with this forum is, it's for everyone....

The thing with this forum is, it's for everyone. Not just for the people who think 15 mph is "racing," and not for those who actually race. There are types both here, as well as quite a few in...
03-17-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,845
Posted By phughes

Yeah... no. Unweighting the torso allows you to...

Yeah... no. Unweighting the torso allows you to expend energy on actually putting your energy into powering the bike, rather than expending energy to keep yourself in position on the bike. It also...
02-28-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By oldwinger14

Go to the Brooks website and follow their...

Go to the Brooks website and follow their recommendations.
02-17-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,031
Posted By qcpmsame

Always love seeing you post pics of the Alpina,...

Always love seeing you post pics of the Alpina, it is such a pretty, classically built and configured bicycle. As to tubs, personally I use glue, out of habit since 1979. The modern tape is much...
12-18-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,652
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've been using a half-step-plus-granny for about...

I've been using a half-step-plus-granny for about 20 years now, and find it very useful.
It is a 3 x 7 arrangement, with 26-46-49 chainrings and a 7 speed cassette with 13-15-17-20-23-26-30. The...
12-06-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,406
Posted By bbpo8

OP here. From the distance of a few weeks,...

OP here.

From the distance of a few weeks, I'm starting to put the brouhaha in perspective.

I''ve ridden old bikes all my life (59 out of 70 years). In the last six months I began delving into...
08-25-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,430
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

As Lance said to his team early one year, "If you...

As Lance said to his team early one year, "If you folks don't want to pedal, I'll find people who do!"

OTOH, looks definitely worth some taking some interest.

Looks to me like the frame is too...
07-29-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,362
Posted By RobbieTunes

Ride what you want. Want what you ride. Stick...

Ride what you want.
Want what you ride.
Stick to this rule, and be satisfied.

Like what you build.
Build what you like.
Just remember, it’s only a bike.

Oldish cool frames
Newish cool parts
06-13-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,748
Posted By BobbyG

"Baker Street's" opening saxophone immediately...

"Baker Street's" opening saxophone immediately transports me back to the summer of 1978, when I was 16 and spent my summer working in my uncle's olive and cherry warehouse near Armitage and Pulaski...
06-12-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,553
Posted By DOS

Not very for bottom brackets. I have never had a...

Not very for bottom brackets. I have never had a problem where you the issue is getting things, like BB cups, that need to be tight, tight enough. When the issue is making sure you don’t get things...
06-12-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,553
Posted By fietsbob

Many years of experience .. grasshopper..

Many years of experience .. grasshopper..
03-17-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,067
Posted By Miele Man

Posting some info from another member re Coronovirus

This was emailed to me from another member who asked me to post it for them.An update from Dr. Otto Yang, Infectious Disease Doctor at UCLA:



I've seen so much misinformation making the...
02-06-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,459
Posted By OldsCOOL

Meet “Barney”, The 1898 Glenwood

After 6 weeks of intense reconditioning, the barn find Glenwood went out for short shakedown cruise downtown to showoff a little bit. Overall, this has been a tremendous learning experience that has...
12-14-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,416
Posted By Miele Man

That's not true at all. I don't race and I...

That's not true at all.

I don't race and I do glue my own tubular tires to my wheels. I like the way my tubular wheels feel when I'm accelerating or going up hill. They simply feel superior to my...
12-14-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,416
Posted By tcarl

I've been riding Continental tubulars on the...

I've been riding Continental tubulars on the rural farm roads in Illinois for years. No troubles. Great ride. I've had about 20 years of successes with Tufo gluing tape and Flat Attack brand sealant....
Forum: Framebuilders
09-23-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,240
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

hindesite- I'll say that your frame is "a tad...

hindesite- I'll say that your frame is "a tad more" then my stated alignment tolerance. Like by about 15 times more...

First we need to go back to the foundation of why we have bikes, to ride. So...
02-15-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,700
Posted By OldsCOOL

Sounds like a triple may be what you need to...

Sounds like a triple may be what you need to settle the issue.

I’m going to enjoy the 34 as it will extend my range in the hill country. Thanx for for your input, and all the others as well! :D
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