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07-29-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By 79pmooney

numlok. how much clearance do you have between...

numlok. how much clearance do you have between the left crank and the chainstay? (Crank on properly tight.) You need ~2mm so you don't hit the chainstay even doing massive sprints or hillclimbs. ...
07-28-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By 79pmooney

Sounds like an older crankset that has been...

Sounds like an older crankset that has been removed and re-installed a few (or many) times. Each time, the taper flats of the crank get pushed out a touch farther so the crank has to slide on more to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,539
Posted By 79pmooney

I have to chuckle every time I read some...

I have to chuckle every time I read some authority state that no one, not even the pros actually pulls up on the pedals. If I am fit and have been riding, I regularly pull my slotted cleats off my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,539
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 The first breakthrough in my riding as an...

+1 The first breakthrough in my riding as an early teen was toeclips. Then pulling the straps tight. Then buying cycling shoes and nailing on the cleats. Clipless was not a gain, just an increase...
07-27-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 546
Posted By 79pmooney

BITD I heard of people using washers that fit...

BITD I heard of people using washers that fit nicely over the valve stem. A quality washer with rounded edges on one side; that nice side toward the innertube should do the job well. (And shouldn't...
07-25-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 820
Posted By 79pmooney

I've done mid 40s or faster in a 42x17 many...

I've done mid 40s or faster in a 42x17 many times. (As a 20 something ex-racer with "issues", I used to ride up Oakland's Juaguin (sp) Miller to Skyline Blvd, turn around and ride down. 4 lanes...
07-23-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 357
Posted By 79pmooney

Some of comments, no recommendation. One - there...

Some of comments, no recommendation. One - there are so many different seats that it is a near given that the seat that fits your butt perfectly (when set up to the proper location and tilt) is out...
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By 79pmooney

I ride my fix gear on the road with Giant or...

I ride my fix gear on the road with Giant or Dankine full fingered MTB gloves. (Not for crashes but to protect my fingers from the undersides of the brake levers. Some of the Oregon hills go up lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 646
Posted By 79pmooney

Rolling the bars back is exactly what doesn't...

Rolling the bars back is exactly what doesn't work for me. That cocks my wrist back. Guaranteed issues for me. If I want less weight on my hands, I have to raise the entire bar with spacers or a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 646
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't consider weight on my hands bad. (Tall,...

I don't consider weight on my hands bad. (Tall, lean, skinny and under-powered. A really bad upwind combination.) But ... I have to play with the rotation of the handlebars and location of the brake...
07-18-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By 79pmooney

I use marine grease on both the spoke threads and...

I use marine grease on both the spoke threads and the nipple seats on the rim. (Q-tips are perfect for those seats.)

The big plus - the nipple turn guaranteed. Number of years, weather, road...
07-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,803
Posted By 79pmooney

I won't claim to know if he's (edit: Pogacar)...

I won't claim to know if he's (edit: Pogacar) doping. But, he won this race by 5 minutes over three weeks. He had no significant crashes or mechanicals, one bad day where he manged to lose little...
07-18-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By 79pmooney

Not an answer to your question but I have a Chris...

Not an answer to your question but I have a Chris King installed by the framebuilder on my 2008 TiCycles that has 16,000 miles and I have done absolutely zero with it. Steering no-hands is still...
07-16-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,250
Posted By 79pmooney

Cav had a choice. (Well, he and his sport...

Cav had a choice. (Well, he and his sport director. Let the big group go and sop up all the sprint points or work the D-QS team to the bone to control the break so Cav has a shot at #35 (and the...
07-13-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By 79pmooney

The 50 should work, It is a cm shorter on the...

The 50 should work, It is a cm shorter on the top tube and two lower at the top of the head tube so a longer, higher stem will give you identical fit.

One of my bikes is a lot smaller, but with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 834
Posted By 79pmooney

There's another issue with ti skewers also. You...

There's another issue with ti skewers also. You simply cannot get them as tight. The material of the skewer stretches twice as much for a given tension. (Modulus of elasticity - the force required...
07-13-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By 79pmooney

It's not so messy at the track. They don't allow...

It's not so messy at the track. They don't allow dirt. (If the track is steep, dirt means tires slip and riders crash.) Also no oil, water, glass or debris.) So chains stay far cleaner.
07-13-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By 79pmooney

You can take forward facing dropouts and go one...

You can take forward facing dropouts and go one step further for fix gears. "L" shape dropouts. Like on the bike of my logo; full photo below. As long as a track end (I can run any cog between 12 and...
07-12-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By 79pmooney

An easy fix - go to Tandy Leather (I'm sure they...

An easy fix - go to Tandy Leather (I'm sure they are on-line) and get grommets and a grommet kit. (Get the brass 2-piece grommets. I run the smallest and go one size larger at the topmost. When...
07-09-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 779
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm betting worn chainring. Look to see if the...

I'm betting worn chainring. Look to see if the teeth in line with the cranks are the same shape and width as the teeth at right angles. If they are not identical, the difference is wear. A chain...
07-09-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,183
Posted By 79pmooney

A little perspective. The Tour de France is a...

A little perspective. The Tour de France is a money making event overseen by a for-profit company. It was founded by a sport newspaper for publicity. The race is less than half the event. The...
07-09-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,634
Posted By 79pmooney

There is a huge difference between the drugs of...

There is a huge difference between the drugs of Eddy Merckx' day and now. The drugs then could win you races but if you relied on them time after time, your body could not survive long at the pro...
07-03-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 I have an open tub of marine grease that gets...

+1 I have an open tub of marine grease that gets used for all sorts of stuff. Been sitting open on my bike workbench for probably 10 years. Use it for all threads (way beyond just bikes) with...
06-29-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,296
Posted By 79pmooney

Between the media attention (this is after all...

Between the media attention (this is after all one of the biggest regular sporting events on this planet) and all the social media we have now, the odds she is not recognized by more than several is...
06-28-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,697
Posted By 79pmooney

I wear Pace or Halo skull cap under my helmet. A...

I wear Pace or Halo skull cap under my helmet. A clean one every ride. Two for hot weather commutes. A huge improvement in helmet hygiene.
06-28-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,390
Posted By 79pmooney

This isn't about you. The moderators are for the...

This isn't about you. The moderators are for the most part, volunteers who have to deal with massive amounts of spam and posters with no intent to improve this place. This is to to filter that and...
06-28-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,296
Posted By 79pmooney

We are not talking an open road and the usual...

We are not talking an open road and the usual traffic. This was an event planned and permitted for and known to be happening at that moment for the past 6 months. The event was a bike race where...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,214
Posted By 79pmooney

Slightly off topic - I cad draw all my frames...

Slightly off topic - I cad draw all my frames onto one AutoCAD drawing. 2-D, bottom bracket as origin. Each serious bike gets 3 layers; centerlines of tubes and hub centers, outlines of tubes and...
06-26-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, Tektro levers are the simple upgrade. ...

Yeah, Tektro levers are the simple upgrade. Cheap. Good levers. Comfortable and they stop well. I have used them with Mafac; both the Racers and cantis, Schwinn approved centerpulls (probably...
06-24-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 722
Posted By 79pmooney

No. Never ocurred to me that the much cheaper...

No. Never ocurred to me that the much cheaper tire might have as good a ride. (Just went to the Vittoria website. Zaffino - "... standard in performance training bike tires ...". Corsa "... race...
06-24-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,550
Posted By 79pmooney

The thumb and index finger squeeze was all I used...

The thumb and index finger squeeze was all I used in racing days. I now have a floor pump with gauge in my garage, but feel takes precedent over the reading.
06-24-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,550
Posted By 79pmooney

OP, you ruled out my advice - a good, full size...

OP, you ruled out my advice - a good, full size frame pump. 100 strokes to full pressure. The ability to off tires. The freedom to drop tire pressure for a portion of the ride (gravel, say) and...
06-23-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 722
Posted By 79pmooney

I too love the Corsa G+ (the earlier pre-tubeless...

I too love the Corsa G+ (the earlier pre-tubeless ready version of the Graphenes). (Although I will be going back to to dinosaur treads aka tubulars. Very likely still the Vittoria Gs. And my...
06-23-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,050
Posted By 79pmooney

Question - is the fit the same on these bikes? ...

Question - is the fit the same on these bikes? Have you checked?

Many years ago, I made a huge improvement in sustained climbing power simply by going to a lot longer stem that allowed my torso...
06-22-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,076
Posted By 79pmooney

"Given aluminum's current reputation for...

"Given aluminum's current reputation for harshness, no one would ever "upgrade" their steel fork for an aluminum one to give a softer ride, but at the time, aluminum's harsh characteristics weren't...
06-21-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By 79pmooney

I run an 1/8" Izumi Eco chain over EuroAsian...

I run an 1/8" Izumi Eco chain over EuroAsian cogs. 42 or 43 tooth chainrings. I swap cogs often and chainrings several times.per year. I don't even think twice about it. Change out the chains at...
06-15-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 885
Posted By 79pmooney

I have a pair but I am unwilling to torch off the...

I have a pair but I am unwilling to torch off the attached Mooney. Peter brazed them on low as LowRider mounts. At that time he was unwilling to drill fork blades. Convincing a fork failure...
06-14-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,538
Posted By 79pmooney

I last rode single speed a few days before I...

I last rode single speed a few days before I converted it to fix gear. 45 years ago. That bike stayed as a fixture in my stable and is still there, 4 frames and everything else changed later. Last...
06-12-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By 79pmooney

A caution if you decide to go nickle plate. If...

A caution if you decide to go nickle plate. If your frame is quality tubing, you MUST have it heat treated after plating. If you don't, hydrogen molecules will imbed in the metal. Heat treating...
06-12-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By 79pmooney

That hub takes standard spokes. A shop will just...

That hub takes standard spokes. A shop will just measure the thickness and length and replace the damaged ones with similar. (I doubt all the spokes of that side need replacing unless you actually...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,013
Posted By 79pmooney

My commuter for many years was a sewupped fix...

My commuter for many years was a sewupped fix gear. Early '80s Japanese 27" wheel frame, fenders, LowRider. Mafac brakes. Simple, reliable. (Fix gear rear wheels have so little dish that spoking...
06-10-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,439
Posted By 79pmooney

Pedal strike - ride bulletproof pedals and cranks...

Pedal strike - ride bulletproof pedals and cranks you don't mind scratching. Those strike usually don't hurt you and if those parts are robust, they survive also.

I haven't done tons of off-road...
06-10-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,450
Posted By 79pmooney

Actually, 1X is just a sign of the demise of...

Actually, 1X is just a sign of the demise of education. No one does higher math in their head any more. Or even on paper. 2 X 11 require multiplication to figure out the number of combos and a...
06-09-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By 79pmooney

Bob, I"m curious. You're cassette was 3000 miles...

Bob, I"m curious. You're cassette was 3000 miles old when you put this chain on. Did it shift well then? Also, did you start the cassette with a new chain 6200 mils ago? I ask because neither of...
06-08-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By 79pmooney

Now there's the old fashioned and labor intensive...

Now there's the old fashioned and labor intensive process of measuring 12 pairs of links to see how much whey have stretched beyond 12". Requires a steel ruler marked in those ancient inches. 12...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,337
Posted By 79pmooney

Why not? The frame you can build with one of the...

Why not? The frame you can build with one of the world's most available resourced, enough CF to wrap the joints and some epoxy may not be 2021 up to date, but done right, fully worthy of 2005 and in...
06-07-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,317
Posted By 79pmooney

In a stage race, everyone needs to finish inside...

In a stage race, everyone needs to finish inside the time limit to start the next day. So, if you were hired to be the diesel on the flat stages, you have to finish the mountain stages within (say)...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,310
Posted By 79pmooney

Quality control and workmanship count for more...

Quality control and workmanship count for more with titanium than any other common bike frame material. Impurities in the welds are a very big issue. So is welding skill. Done right, a ti frame...
06-06-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,844
Posted By 79pmooney

Likewise toeclips. Good to be back in style.

Likewise toeclips. Good to be back in style.
06-04-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By 79pmooney

What is your cassette? Or more specifically, what...

What is your cassette? Or more specifically, what is the smallest cog?

If you go to engineering references for least number of teeth for machinery driven by steel roller chains, you will see that...
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