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08-16-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By 79pmooney

I have a routine that is simple, cheap, works and...

I have a routine that is simple, cheap, works and has proven itself to me over most of 50 years (except the 15 or so when it disappeared from all my sources). Vitalyte, formally Hydrolyte, E.R.G ...
08-15-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 252
Posted By 79pmooney

1) Are you racing? 2) Time trialing? 3) ...

1) Are you racing? 2) Time trialing? 3) Riding in lots of rain? 4) Very deep puddles? 5) Want BBs that are the fastest? 6) Or go the longest distances between overhauls.

For 1) or 5),...
08-15-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By 79pmooney

Mark your seat rails with a magic marker at the...

Mark your seat rails with a magic marker at the clamp. Seatpost with a piece of tape 1/4" above the top of the seattube. Lay a ruler yardstick on the seat and measure how far it is above the...
08-15-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3,456
Views: 395,318
Posted By 79pmooney

Sounds to me like your gripe is that "English" in...

Sounds to me like your gripe is that "English" in America has evolved to a use of words in a way that is not to your liking. We have automobile seat belts , football and hockey helmets that do...
08-15-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,707
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny, bent a GB bar on the same UO-8 I bruised...

Funny, bent a GB bar on the same UO-8 I bruised my sternum on. In fact, the bar that replaced the steel one when I went to a better stem. The GB had many previous miles. I did it in when I dropped...
08-15-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,707
Posted By 79pmooney

You have heard me say this before - I consider...

You have heard me say this before - I consider the chain of components from front tire at the road to the handlebars and brake levers life and death. Failures anywhere on that path can be...
08-14-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 222
Posted By 79pmooney

Tanges are good headsets. Not great. Not...

Tanges are good headsets. Not great. Not Stronglight roller bearing or Chris King but they will get you a solid 8000 miles to where you are now and another 2000 after you go loose ball. I'd put...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,900
Posted By 79pmooney

5 bikes when this thread started, now 6. (Listed...

5 bikes when this thread started, now 6. (Listed in order of arrival to me.)

1979 Peter Mooney built for me to be able to do everything but race. Now an elegant road fix gear. About to do 1st...
08-13-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 787
Posted By 79pmooney

I just picked up a circa 1990 race bike. 25.3mm...

I just picked up a circa 1990 race bike. 25.3mm Vittoria rear (measured) fits with paper clearance at the brake bridge. (Thin cardboard? No way!) I'm running 24c front and rear. Super short...
08-13-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By 79pmooney

I got some Tubasti rim cement on my rim doing my...

I got some Tubasti rim cement on my rim doing my first in 20 years. Took it off with lacquer thinner just fine but cvould not get rid of the noisy "grabbies" of the brake shoes using more lacquer...
08-13-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 650
Posted By 79pmooney

West System. The issue I had was that the scrap...

West System. The issue I had was that the scrap was a roving-like material with plastic "threads" holding it together that did not break down like fiberglass mat when exposed to polyester resin. ...
08-13-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 650
Posted By 79pmooney

Fun story on the chainstay bridge of the bike of...

Fun story on the chainstay bridge of the bike of my avatar. TiCycles built me a rather unusual fix gear based on a trashed Peugeot I saved from the dumpster. That circa 1990 sport Peugeot was a...
08-13-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By 79pmooney

Are you telling me that until I put aluminum rims...

Are you telling me that until I put aluminum rims on my UO-8 I never stopped? (Those rims - proof the the Mafac RACER was/still is one of the all-time great calipers.)
08-12-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By 79pmooney

My identical Competition which I am near certain...

My identical Competition which I am near certain is a '73 had the same fork crown also. I'll bet my lunch your rear dropouts are Huret like mine. (I don't bid higher than lunch for anything Raleigh...
08-12-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 243
Posted By 79pmooney

Random thought - the old, narrow Cyclones (stay...

Random thought - the old, narrow Cyclones (stay away from the Mk1s; not stiff/sturdy enough) had shorter cages that would work well and I never had issues with them not having enough reach inboard. I...
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By 79pmooney

Cool. I may get to see it!

Cool. I may get to see it!
08-11-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,586
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Posted By 79pmooney

I don't hang out much in this thread though I...

I don't hang out much in this thread though I qualified 4 years ago. This post reminded me I joined some forumites for a 40 mile (total) out and back a month ago. I dislike driving to rides so I...
08-11-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 288,646
Posted By 79pmooney

My first flat since returning to sewups was a...

My first flat since returning to sewups was a slow one, just fast enough to make the tire useless. I could clamp the tire behind the valve in my smooth jawed bench vise and walk the circumference...
08-11-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,148
Posted By 79pmooney

Sadly, as others said above, re-building this...

Sadly, as others said above, re-building this wheel is poorly spent money. If the rim is in good shape,you could save it and have a new wheel built with it, new spokes and new or used hub. If it...
08-10-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 963
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny! This debate over brim length. Obvious...

Funny! This debate over brim length. Obvious (to me anyway) the optimum brim is like the optimum stem. Completely dependent on how you ride. Saying you're wrong and I'm right - pretty pointless. ...
08-10-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,367
Posted By 79pmooney

The other approach - buy an early to mid '80s...

The other approach - buy an early to mid '80s sport bike (Japanese or the like; once the Japanese paved the way, virtually all the major players got on board with similar tubing. threads, fits, etc)....
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 336
Posted By 79pmooney

Lee, Morgan ... And don't even the most macho...

Lee, Morgan ... And don't even the most macho roosters start off as chicks?
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 336
Posted By 79pmooney

My touring days were many moons ago. I never saw...

My touring days were many moons ago. I never saw fellow cyclos. (My two "big" rides were Boston to Windsor, Canada and Minneapolis to Saginaw, MI. Early/Mid-'70s.) Camped solo on usually private...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 748
Posted By 79pmooney

My thought is that your seat looks a lot higher...

My thought is that your seat looks a lot higher than I would want Your leg is going near straight at max extension. I like to keep a lot of knee bend. I rode seat heights like yours before racing....
08-09-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By 79pmooney

My thought here was also the shoe. My feet have...

My thought here was also the shoe. My feet have issues with my foot sliding forward and jamming my toes into the toe box, stumping toenail growth. I try out new cycling shoes by standing at the...
08-09-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 586
Posted By 79pmooney

From a competition aspect, this was figured out...

From a competition aspect, this was figured out 120 years ago. Lightweight leather shoes with rigid soles and blocks underneath with a slot the pedal rattrap slid into. Pull toestrap tight and it's...
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 581
Posted By 79pmooney

Music IS distortion, harmonics and all kinds of...

Music IS distortion, harmonics and all kinds of dirty stuff. (Well, flutes played very cleanly are pretty close to a pure tone.) For the most part, we celebrate all the "stuff" complex instruments...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By 79pmooney

Caution on 2K if it is an Imron paint - don't...

Caution on 2K if it is an Imron paint - don't count on a charcoal filter. They do not stop all the bad stuff. You have to have good outside air to breath.

All this was common knowledge in...
08-08-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By 79pmooney

You're in Seattle. Call around and see what...

You're in Seattle. Call around and see what shops have a changing room so you can try shorts on. That will tell you far more than we can.
08-08-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,015
Posted By 79pmooney

I have and use both the Zephal and Minoura WB...

I have and use both the Zephal and Minoura WB mounts with clean SS straps and no fastener on the backside. Both do have black plastic mounts that raise the cage considerably. Pluses - they work...
08-08-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By 79pmooney

Out of the box suggestion here. (My apologies if...

Out of the box suggestion here. (My apologies if this is already mentioned. I haven't read the posts.) A travel agent. That would multiply cable pull (and force required). I don't know how you would...
08-08-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,015
Posted By 79pmooney

You know. with care, I bet virtually all loose...

You know. with care, I bet virtually all loose rivnuts could be epoxied and used a long time. Getting the area clean would be a challenge. I'd start a screw after epoxying and also set a thin layer...
08-08-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,015
Posted By 79pmooney

It's really simple. You are supposed to be...

It's really simple. You are supposed to be drinking at the bar or riding your bike, but not both at the same time. (Says he who hasn't had a HB mount cage in a very long time. Not since my pump...
08-08-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,015
Posted By 79pmooney

My two TiCycles ti frames have three sets each of...

My two TiCycles ti frames have three sets each of bottle mount rivnuts. 2008 and 2011. Haven't had a single issue and the bottom, under the DT cage goes on and off for hot and long rides. The...
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 581
Posted By 79pmooney

I never understood wanting my music to sound like...

I never understood wanting my music to sound like vinyl. When I was college bound and buying decent audio equipment (I lived outside Boston, 1970, the heyday of AR, Advent, KLH, Bose, etc.) I knew...
08-08-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By 79pmooney

There's another aspect to "fast" frames' Frames...

There's another aspect to "fast" frames' Frames that feel "fast" or "race" inspire greater effort. More effort, faster times.

I just picked up a Pro Miyata frame from a forumite and set it up...
08-07-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 288,646
Posted By 79pmooney

Couldn't you do Diablo Scott's trick of deleting...

Couldn't you do Diablo Scott's trick of deleting one section between spoke holes at the rim seam? (Make mess of the scissors but could come in very handy in the field.) Or do you risk integrity...
08-07-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 288,646
Posted By 79pmooney

I just ordered the Sunlite equivalent from Bike...

I just ordered the Sunlite equivalent from Bike Berry. (I try to avoid Amazon and will happily spend a buck or two more to have my money go elsewhere.) I actually have one sweet steel spoon lever...
08-07-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By 79pmooney

It seems to me that you could run any IGH or...

It seems to me that you could run any IGH or single speed hub in a vertically dropped CF frame if you used a simple tensioner. Or a rear derailleur locked in one position. I haven't done this but I...
08-07-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By 79pmooney

And joking - this is an English thread! Every...

And joking - this is an English thread! Every word of it. In fact, other countries are referenced by their English spellings. (I'm going for a ride. I clearly need it.)
08-07-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By 79pmooney

That assumes logic in the bike world. Not a safe...

That assumes logic in the bike world. Not a safe assumption. Bike standards were all over the place until the '70s and '80s when the Japanese took the best of that was out there (with minor...
08-07-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,461
Posted By 79pmooney

But ... if you have accumulated the crashes I...

But ... if you have accumulated the crashes I have over a lifetime of riding yo may have picked up a share of collarbone, shoulder and neck injuries. Doing a proper turn of head for me is...
08-07-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,461
Posted By 79pmooney

I won't use an eyeglass mounted mirror for the...

I won't use an eyeglass mounted mirror for the simple reason that I wear expensive prescriptions. Ir the mirror hits something. I do not want my glasses damaged (and I have learned the hard way that...
08-07-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By 79pmooney

Several comments. 1) Axle length isn't a magic...

Several comments. 1) Axle length isn't a magic number. It should be long enough to fit into the dropout, mostly to keep the hair on your head from going grey and falling out. Once your...
08-07-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,461
Posted By 79pmooney

For me, it will always be a helmet mirror. It's...

For me, it will always be a helmet mirror. It's a better mirror than I have in my car. (Yes, I do have better visibility in the car but it takes all three mirrors to get there.) Personally, things...
08-06-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By 79pmooney

Cycle Oregon's come up with a goathead solution...

Cycle Oregon's come up with a goathead solution that, while not perfect, makes life far better. In the early morning they send a street sweeper around the route. Few appreciate it because they didn't...
08-06-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By 79pmooney

Question - is this a place where a Wolf Tooth...

Question - is this a place where a Wolf Tooth hanger extender can be used? I thought that was what they were for. (But what do I know. I'm still at 28 teeth and downsizing chainrings.)
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By 79pmooney

What this bike will do very well is serve as a...

What this bike will do very well is serve as a fendered commuter with either fix gear or single speed. It could well be one of the bikes in my line of 5 frames. Peugeot UO-8, nice Japanese sport...
08-06-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes. I use toeclips and straps on all my fix...

Yes. I use toeclips and straps on all my fix gear bikes. I never want want to pull a foot out on a 40+ mph descent. Never. That will have that foot or achilles heel or calf damaged for life by...
08-06-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By 79pmooney

I forgot in my post above what I do each spoke. ...

I forgot in my post above what I do each spoke. I poke the nipple driver with spoke through, push the spoke into it, turn the driver until the nipple is fully started, push the spoke into a bend...
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