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07-29-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 221
Posted By 70sSanO

If it is a 2004 with Ultegra, you’ll 9 speed...

If it is a 2004 with Ultegra, you’ll 9 speed shifters.

The most cost effective are Microshift R9. It is compatible with Shimano. I imagine it is a double crank.

So you basically need the...
07-29-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By 70sSanO

I don’t see an issue using B for A considering...

I don’t see an issue using B for A considering both are 1t to adjacent cogs. I have found issues subbing a 1t designed cog in a 2t cassette. In those cases there was one ramp instead of two. Tried...
07-27-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,000
Posted By 70sSanO

If you want sexy for your 7 speed 1992 Miyata... ...

If you want sexy for your 7 speed 1992 Miyata...

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07-27-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,000
Posted By 70sSanO

What you have is fine because you really are...

What you have is fine because you really are riding it as a double, with an occasional granny.

John

Edit added: And your RD-5700-SS may be called a short cage, but it really is a medium cage. ...
07-26-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,181
Posted By 70sSanO

For a 90’s triple crank with 110-74 I would think...

For a 90’s triple crank with 110-74 I would think an XTR M900 would be pretty light. Couple it to a titanium BB and your in business.

I’d guess the M950 with the spider system might be lighter,...
07-26-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,411
Posted By 70sSanO

You sir, have a future in police interrogation. ...

You sir, have a future in police interrogation.

Half way through I was thinking, “Okay, okay. Here’s my bank account, social security number, and Mother’s maiden name. And if you need any PIN...
07-26-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By 70sSanO

Glad you found your wallet. I have learned...

Glad you found your wallet.

I have learned that I need to follow a specific sequence and I really have to focus on that sequence when riding a new ride with someone else, or a different bike...
07-25-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By 70sSanO

Not sure if this is a way you want to go, but… ...

Not sure if this is a way you want to go, but…
...
07-25-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By 70sSanO

That sure beats that poster with the pole. ...

That sure beats that poster with the pole.

John
07-24-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 919
Posted By 70sSanO

If you are not riding in the drops the majority...

If you are not riding in the drops the majority of the time, you are losing speed.

Everything you do will help, but aero rims will not overcome a non-aero you.

John
07-24-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,411
Posted By 70sSanO

Traditionally a good climbing bike was light and...

Traditionally a good climbing bike was light and stiff. I know you ride gravel also, but part of climbing is descending… what goes up definitely comes down.

That should be part of the equation.
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07-23-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,240
Posted By 70sSanO

Ha ha. My kids will be looking for my 401 and...

Ha ha. My kids will be looking for my 401 and the only numbers they will find will be RD-M737, RD-7401, 559-2.1, FD-7703, etc

John
07-23-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By 70sSanO

The big difference will be less wind resistance...

The big difference will be less wind resistance with drop bars.

Going from a flat bar hybrid to a flatbar road bike may not give you the significant gains you want. Gearing and weight have some...
07-22-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 924
Posted By 70sSanO

I think your only problem was asking if it was...

I think your only problem was asking if it was worth upgrading. Based on that question you are going to get people who say no.

The truth is that it is probably worth upgrading to 1x10 for you.
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07-21-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By 70sSanO

I use Phil’s Tenacious Oil on freewheel bodies...

I use Phil’s Tenacious Oil on freewheel bodies and cassette freehub bodies.

I use bike grease on the bearings.

John
07-21-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,713
Posted By 70sSanO

I would venture a guess that for you nothing can...

I would venture a guess that for you nothing can be taken at face value. There is politics in everything that is done and said. Always a hidden agenda, and life’s goal is exposing it.

Pretty sad...
07-20-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,713
Posted By 70sSanO

I just watched the Chris Horner video. Do I...

I just watched the Chris Horner video.

Do I believe Ray9 and his apparent conspiracy laden life, or 13:30 minutes of Chris Horner’s detailed analysis?

Ray9 did say he would drop me like a bad...
07-19-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By 70sSanO

I don’t know if they are a best kept secret, but...

I don’t know if they are a best kept secret, but L-422’s are just marvelous. I used Simplex Retrofriction for years, but those spring loaded L-422 were just about as nice. I removed the ratchet...
07-17-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,489
Posted By 70sSanO

Now that you mention it, I did break my clavicle...

Now that you mention it, I did break my clavicle when my brakes didn’t stop me in time. I’m glad I only ended up in emergency and not intensive care.

John
07-17-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By 70sSanO

Everyone screams don’t cross chain, but it is not...

Everyone screams don’t cross chain, but it is not the demon everyone makes it out to be especially on a 2x6 setup. Old wive’s tale from a time when cogs were super thick and chainstays were long.
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07-16-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By 70sSanO

In cases like these, and as much as I dislike...

In cases like these, and as much as I dislike vise grips, they would be a good tool to maintain outward pressure while unscrewing the bolt.

John
07-16-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,407
Posted By 70sSanO

There are a couple of aspects to this thread. The...

There are a couple of aspects to this thread. The “I think if you are in a crash…” aspect which could be interpreted as “I’ve never really been in an accident where I hit my head so I’m just...
07-15-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,117
Posted By 70sSanO

Is that like trying to fit 4,536 grams into a...

Is that like trying to fit 4,536 grams into a 2,268 gram bag?

John
07-15-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,117
Posted By 70sSanO

If he wasn’t sued by Gary Klein for patent...

If he wasn’t sued by Gary Klein for patent infringement he’s nobody… lol!

John
07-14-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By 70sSanO

If it is pristine, it is probably not a bad deal....

If it is pristine, it is probably not a bad deal. What else can you buy for less than $300 that has been completely maintained? If that is true, of course.

As for a 58cm fitting 5’7 to 6’0, not a...
07-10-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By 70sSanO

Did you bike fall on the derailleur side on the...

Did you bike fall on the derailleur side on the tour?

John
07-10-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,429
Posted By 70sSanO

Everything depends on where this bike fits into...

Everything depends on where this bike fits into the scheme of things going forward. As an entry level bike, it may not be worth it. Especially when better pandemic bikes start hitting the used...
07-09-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,183
Posted By 70sSanO

I don’t think so. Besides do you realize how...

I don’t think so.

Besides do you realize how much skill it would take to hit an opponent on the back of his head with a chair while going 40-50mph downhill?

John
07-09-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 931
Posted By 70sSanO

Maybe so. But at the end of the day you are just...

Maybe so. But at the end of the day you are just another old guy on a bike that will never reach what you used to be.

John
07-08-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 931
Posted By 70sSanO

This is why I hate being around old people. ...

This is why I hate being around old people.

Their lives suck so they want to suck the life out of everyone else.

John
07-08-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By 70sSanO

If the hubs are still good, why not just buy...

If the hubs are still good, why not just buy lighter rims and lace them up, or have them built.

John
07-08-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 804
Posted By 70sSanO

Will a quill wedge fit inside of it? Maybe a...

Will a quill wedge fit inside of it?

Maybe a pipe with the end tapered and some all thread. Washer and nut to secure it and a second washer/plate and nut at the end with a slide underneath.

John
07-08-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 931
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ll be 70 at the end of the year, Lord willing. ...

I’ll be 70 at the end of the year, Lord willing.

My only piece of advice, now might be a good time to start enjoying life.

John
07-07-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By 70sSanO

Obviously you didn’t read the sub-forum title. ...

Obviously you didn’t read the sub-forum title. It is all about “early” brifters. If it isn’t any early generation it is not as good or should at least be dismissed as OT.

The crazy thing was...
07-06-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By 70sSanO

I find these perfectly normal to twitchy...

I find these perfectly normal to twitchy assessments a bit odd.

I know that changing the bar location can impact the weighting and balance.

But it does nothing when riding with no hands.

In...
07-03-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,119
Posted By 70sSanO

Then you just need to use the alternate routing...

Then you just need to use the alternate routing to get to the site… lol!

John
07-02-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By 70sSanO

I think it is reasonable to state that the...

I think it is reasonable to state that the average cyclist is not spinning out a 50-11 on the flats; maybe with a 25mph tailwind.

But sure enough going down a double digit grade; that does take a...
07-02-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,196
Posted By 70sSanO

I agree with ramping up. But if you are concerned...

I agree with ramping up. But if you are concerned and want to train set up a pattern.

Maybe do 15 miles a few times this week.

Them move it to 20 miles a few times next week.

A couple 20’s...
06-30-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By 70sSanO

The first question is if your wife has ever used...

The first question is if your wife has ever used the 50-11 combination? If not, dump the 50t.

Both my bike and my wife’s are setup with triples, but I don’t think that is an option with an 11...
06-29-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,940
Posted By 70sSanO

I guess you missed the OP’s previous thread about...

I guess you missed the OP’s previous thread about his theory that the lower jockey wheel had worn and caused the chain to catch on the cage and destroy his Shimano derailleur.

He insisted it was...
06-29-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By 70sSanO

You could get Paul Racers. They are center pull...

You could get Paul Racers. They are center pull and are not cheap. They have good reviews.

John
06-29-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,755
Posted By 70sSanO

The innovation that has really benefitted the...

The innovation that has really benefitted the average rider is index shifting, especially being able to shift while keeping your hands on the handlebar. Partnered with shifting aids, it takes the...
06-29-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,755
Posted By 70sSanO

E-bikes destroy your point that innovation is for...

E-bikes destroy your point that innovation is for those who are competitive.

John
06-28-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,940
Posted By 70sSanO

Shimano’s flawed derailleur design. John

Shimano’s flawed derailleur design.

John
06-28-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,681
Posted By 70sSanO

I have no issue with your definition of a better...

I have no issue with your definition of a better workout. I agree that a better workout can mean more enjoyable, a bit faster, and maybe longer.

My issue is with the basic premise, (and it has...
06-28-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,940
Posted By 70sSanO

I think the stupidest thing I ever did for weight...

I think the stupidest thing I ever did for weight was when I cut about an inch off of an aluminum seat post. It was around 1987 and I’m not sure what I was thinking, or not thinking, at the time.
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06-28-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,681
Posted By 70sSanO

it is not semantics. On your completed century...

it is not semantics. On your completed century you expended a certain amount of energy.

It is just math. Actually, I believe kilojoules is a measurement that is provided on some power meters.
...
06-28-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,681
Posted By 70sSanO

The formula I saw (not sure if correct) is… ...

The formula I saw (not sure if correct) is…

kilojoules = watts (avg?) x time in seconds/1000.

If watts is the average over the ride, (which seems likely) then the calculation with time (in...
06-26-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By 70sSanO

Shimano SLR 105’s every day. Dia Compe BRS...

Shimano SLR 105’s every day.

Dia Compe BRS brakes were not their best offering.

John
06-25-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,533
Posted By 70sSanO

I think it is safe to say that a wider tire is...

I think it is safe to say that a wider tire is more comfortable than a narrower tire.

As far as being faster, I think there are other variables that impact speed more than just tire width.
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