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05-25-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Road Fan

Duhhh, you're right! And I even have a few of...

Duhhh, you're right! And I even have a few of those in a parts sorter box!

Thanks a bunch!
05-25-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Road Fan

73 mm BB in a 68 mm BB shell?

I've been looking for a 113 mm BB cartridge to try to match my SR Apex chainset to a 1984 Trek 610 (C&V bike content!), and the local co-op gifted me with a very smooth UN73 with the right threading...
05-19-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 830
Posted By Road Fan

There's a lot of lit on-line describing classic...

There's a lot of lit on-line describing classic and current SA hubs. One thing is that upgrading from the AW takes some thought, so look for tables of the gear ratios Sturmey provided. If you want...
05-19-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 830
Posted By Road Fan

Doug, I prefer my toast to be "double...

Doug, I prefer my toast to be "double buttered!"
05-19-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 279
Posted By Road Fan

The two key parameters of hub axle threads are...

The two key parameters of hub axle threads are pitch and outer diameter (OD). Pitch can be measured using a set of thread gauges. I found a pretty comprehensive set on Amazon for about $15, a...
05-18-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 901
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, keep the boys comfortable, but there's more...

Yes, keep the boys comfortable, but there's more to it. Dropping the nose tends to let gravity pull you down the now-sloped saddle, so you have to press forward with your hands to stop that slide. ...
05-18-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 279
Posted By Road Fan

I've recently finished a lot of work on some...

I've recently finished a lot of work on some Exceltoo hubs. Two bikes, four hubs, four bent axles. The cones and locknuts were in pretty good shape, as were the integral cups. I measured all the...
05-18-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By Road Fan

Speaking of lightweight 27" wheels, this topic...

Speaking of lightweight 27" wheels, this topic deserves it's own little place to be explored. This is one of the themes of my Rudge Aero Special rebuild.
05-18-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By Road Fan

Will they notice? I think people notice changes...

Will they notice? I think people notice changes and initially respond to them, positive or negative. But then they start to deal with the change an go on to ride the bike. After a little time with...
05-17-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By Road Fan

The drive-side stub of teh spindle is not long...

The drive-side stub of teh spindle is not long enough, since first the crank arm hits the chainstay then the inner of the crank arm interferees with the end of the BB, I think. The question is, why...
05-14-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Road Fan

I would say, try to tune it up the way it is.

I would say, try to tune it up the way it is.
05-14-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,104
Posted By Road Fan

I’ve seen the Rennkompressor get high marks in...

I’ve seen the Rennkompressor get high marks in the past. No love for it anymore?
05-13-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, a repair along these lines is certainly...

Yes, a repair along these lines is certainly possible, Iím following this path on my 1952 Rudge! Iím trying to find a pista crank for it.
05-13-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Road Fan

Another issue is that 99.9% chance that this...

Another issue is that 99.9% chance that this crankset/BB uses cotter pins, not a cotterless arrangement. You need to look at Sheldonís stuff to see how to work on it. Whatís wrong with it? ...
05-13-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By Road Fan

Youíre barking up the wrong tree. The poster is...

Youíre barking up the wrong tree. The poster is not the seller, and cannot make that list for the seller.
05-13-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Road Fan

I donít know if this is a problem for any dumb...

I donít know if this is a problem for any dumb trainers but thought I would air it anyway, My Wahoo Snap will not latch into wheels on frames with OLN narrower than 130 mm. I have a few decent...
05-12-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,485
Posted By Road Fan

How can we tell the difference?

How can we tell the difference?
05-12-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,485
Posted By Road Fan

No I have a set which is fantastic for 630 tires.

No I have a set which is fantastic for 630 tires.
05-10-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,485
Posted By Road Fan

I totally agree! I was going to add them if...

I totally agree! I was going to add them if nobody else did. My Rudge was provided with them as OEM. I'm very impressed with how well that old bead design worked. and what seems to be pretty light...
05-08-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Road Fan

If you want highly accurate predictions, I...

If you want highly accurate predictions, I question the need for that goal. For me while low weight feels nice when I lift the bike, it is not significant for my riding. I want to be able to trust...
05-08-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Road Fan

Takes one to know one! So the Masi,...

Takes one to know one!

So the Masi, Mondonicos, Trek 610, and Terraferma donít need anything. I think chainstay dimpling is in the future for the Trek 610 and the 720, but the original plan was...
05-07-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Road Fan

First ride of the year!

Yesterday was my first ride of the year, really, of three years, with COVID precautions, loss of work bike project rabbit holes, et cetera! 2.75 miles, Dexter-Huron metro park MUP, very comfortable...
05-07-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Road Fan

52 telecaster claims not to be a great writer but...

52 telecaster claims not to be a great writer but this description of the difference between riding a more resilient versus less resilient frame is clear, concise, elementary, and IMHO accurate!
...
05-06-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Road Fan

I would worry that errors in the assumptions...

I would worry that errors in the assumptions could cloud the accuracy of this assessment method.
05-06-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By Road Fan

I have a very similar Mondonico with the original...

I have a very similar Mondonico with the original fork. Iím not interested in selling its fork, but I can check the rake and length on mine. Do you know what steer tube length you need?
05-06-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Road Fan

Doesn't your volume-based calculation need to...

Doesn't your volume-based calculation need to know the wall thicknesses of the tubes?
05-05-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Road Fan

Ultimately it's about stiffness vs weight to...

Ultimately it's about stiffness vs weight to achieve a desired strength/durability, not hardness. Thinner tube walls are lighter, more flexy, and more responsive to absorb shock and to pedaling...
05-05-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Road Fan

I can't say the Strada Biancas roll too slowly,...

I can't say the Strada Biancas roll too slowly, they are nicer all around than my previous favorite, plus I don't need another build project at the moment. At some point I tried a Pasela pair, but I...
05-04-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, so that demonstrates the thicker walls to be...

Yes, so that demonstrates the thicker walls to be found on the 2030 frames. The seat post wall Is a little thicker than for the 2030, but I bet the net mass reduction sstill goes to the 531 tubes.
05-04-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Road Fan

My wife has said she likes mine!

My wife has said she likes mine!
05-04-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Road Fan

So the density of 531 and 2030 are the same, so...

So the density of 531 and 2030 are the same, so if a 531 frame with the same tube lengths and diameters tub3 for tubehas lower mass, it must have thinner tubing walls compared to the GP, made of...
05-04-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Road Fan

Dimples on a Trek?

Thinking of new tires for my Trek 610. Itís had Challenge Strada Bianca 700x30 (I think - they measure 31.5 mm) and Iíd like to go to 38 mm. The chainstay limit wold easily be big enough if there...
05-02-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,529
Posted By Road Fan

I think Sheldon was mostly an opportunistic...

I think Sheldon was mostly an opportunistic preserver of bikes as tools, often beautiful tools such as his Raleigh International. He certainly wasn't a cheapskate utilitarian, nor an historical...
05-02-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,529
Posted By Road Fan

I think I saw a newsreel where the bike and rider...

I think I saw a newsreel where the bike and rider flew in a tornado ... no sorry that was the movie!! lol
05-02-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,529
Posted By Road Fan

John, I notice you do not have any 28 tooth big...

John, I notice you do not have any 28 tooth big cogs on the Capos, nor any Simplex Prestige. I'm working on a 1970s bike trying to use a Simplex Prestige rear mech on its own claw, which is not...
05-01-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 56,518
Posted By Road Fan

Has anyone actually measured that claimed 15%...

Has anyone actually measured that claimed 15% improvement in efficiency? These numbers have been tossed around for at least 30 years, with no real evidence.
04-29-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Road Fan

Do these chainsets come with ⅛" chainrings?

Do these chainsets come with ⅛" chainrings?
Forum: Framebuilders
04-29-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,376
Posted By Road Fan

Hi Andrew! As a native son of the neighborhood of...

Hi Andrew! As a native son of the neighborhood of Cyclery North and of riding Sheridan Road, Green Bay Road, and the Park District paths down into the Loop, I can say you did indeed find The Ravines....
Forum: Framebuilders
04-29-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,376
Posted By Road Fan

Hi Andrew! As a native son of the neighborhood of...

Hi Andrew! As a native son of the neighborhood of Cyclery North and of riding Sheridan Road, Green Bay Road, and the Park District paths down into the Loop, I can say you did indeed find The Ravines....
04-28-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Road Fan

I've only tried the all-Campy option. At some...

I've only tried the all-Campy option. At some point I read that there are problems, but I still haven't tried the other brands on this bike. That's why I suggested caution.
04-27-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Road Fan

I assume you mean you want to change the gearing....

I assume you mean you want to change the gearing. One firm restriction is that you have to use Campagnolo 11 speed-compatible components, or non-Campy parts that are compatible with Campy. For...
04-27-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Road Fan

Hey Skip, I recall the 2019 event was a gas! I...

Hey Skip, I recall the 2019 event was a gas! I really hope nothing gets in my way for this event!!! Will you have your Fattic on display?
04-24-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Road Fan

Well, Iíve measured the existing spokes without...

Well, Iíve measured the existing spokes without taking down the wheels so its imprecise but they do all appear to be 305 mm. I still need to measure the ERDs for the new rims and then see what I...
04-24-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Road Fan

Well, Iíve measured the existing spokes without...

Well, Iíve measured the existing spokes without taking down the wheels so its imprecise but they do all appear to be 305 mm. I still need to measure the ERDs for the new rims and then see what I...
04-23-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 896
Posted By Road Fan

Steve, Richard Schwinn of Waterford fame is a...

Steve, Richard Schwinn of Waterford fame is a descendent of the Chicago company. Perhaps there might be some family lore?
04-23-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By Road Fan

Ride report?

Ride report?
04-23-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,205
Posted By Road Fan

I knew my project to buy a set of used car tires...

I knew my project to buy a set of used car tires would help my cycling!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,730
Posted By Road Fan

Ok thanks, it looks like one of the main features...

Ok thanks, it looks like one of the main features is a lower stack height in case of the aero geo. An example of the endurance would be the old Specialized Roubaix.

I see where due to your height...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,730
Posted By Road Fan

I guess you must all spend more time in bike...

I guess you must all spend more time in bike shops or reading "Bicycling!" than I do, because I don't have any idea what makes an endurance fit (well, maybe some clue), endurance position, aero fit,...
04-20-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Road Fan

Actually there are good reasons to consider more...

Actually there are good reasons to consider more deeply - the new bike might be no better. Its fitter might be as clueless as most of us, and never read any of Steve Hogg's work, or others. ...
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