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09-17-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By 79pmooney

I made a convoluted "fix: to do that for the...

I made a convoluted "fix: to do that for the first year of my ownership of a Raleigh Competition. Forget what I did. Worked well but making and installing it wasn't easy. That bike then went to be...
09-16-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 508
Posted By 79pmooney

There is a repair you can do that will last as...

There is a repair you can do that will last as long as the tire. Glue in real dacron sailcloth (from a sailmaker, not a fabric store) with contractor grade contact cement. (The evil fumes stuff...
09-15-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By 79pmooney

The spoke itself isn't the only thing that does...

The spoke itself isn't the only thing that does better butted. My experience is that rims built on butted spokes are less likely to crack at the spoke holes. I'd guess the same would be true of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,822
Posted By 79pmooney

I believe there can be a difference between the...

I believe there can be a difference between the legal obligation and simply being a good company. Yes, Specialized wasn't required to anything more than simply cancel all with Mike's. But those...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,822
Posted By 79pmooney

Specialized has a long history of not being a...

Specialized has a long history of not being a welcome player in the bike world. I was oblivious to this until I read of the law team contracted by Specialized going after a small shop in a small town...
09-11-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By 79pmooney

He does this every ride. See the first post....

He does this every ride. See the first post. (Hence my post.)
09-11-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes, carry a good pump. But no, don't deflate...

Yes, carry a good pump. But no, don't deflate and re-pump every day! This is 2021, not the dark ages! There is a way to add another release in the brake cable path. I don't know what it is but I...
09-09-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By 79pmooney

Before you do anything else, remove the rear...

Before you do anything else, remove the rear wheel, flip it around and put it back on (so the axle seats exactly like it did before). Now look at the tire and chainstay. Same issue; 3mm on the NDS?...
09-07-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,397
Posted By 79pmooney

What is Illinois law re: MUPS? Are they...

What is Illinois law re: MUPS? Are they specifically designated as roads where motorized traffic is banned? Or like sidewalks where bicycles are legal but beyond that not addressed? Here in Oregon...
09-07-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,241
Posted By 79pmooney

No Klein here but a story. I raced out of Boston...

No Klein here but a story. I raced out of Boston (for NEBC) 1976-78. Thursday night as the club race. Gary Klein shows up with a midnight blue, unmarked bike that was like nothing we'd ever seen...
09-07-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By 79pmooney

For background, I've been riding fix gear a long...

For background, I've been riding fix gear a long time. Like quite a few laps around the planet's worth of miles.

The chain should NEVER go tight. There is quite a large window between just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,682
Posted By 79pmooney

Boston and hills! Have you tried Blue Hill, just...

Boston and hills! Have you tried Blue Hill, just southeast of Boston in Milton. Or Chickatawbut Hill, also in Milton. Both are just small roads to a summit. Blue Hill climbs 400' in 9/10s of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,682
Posted By 79pmooney

I share your dislike for 50 -34. I started my...

I share your dislike for 50 -34. I started my (derailleur bike) life on a 52-35 X 14-28, Way, wa better than enything I ever knew before but when I bought a triple with 52-42-30 (which I quicly...
09-06-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 868
Posted By 79pmooney

Random thoughts. Your dropout spacing is 126, the...

Random thoughts. Your dropout spacing is 126, the norm for the old 6-speeds. A new 7-speed FW will be a simple switch. (It looks like you have plenty of room between the chain now and the chainstay....
09-06-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 520
Posted By 79pmooney

The oldtimers' solution - adjust the FD to rub or...

The oldtimers' solution - adjust the FD to rub or nearly rub when in that combo. (Very easily done with friction shifting. Have no idea if even possible with index.)

I see the combo of widening...
09-06-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By 79pmooney

Rear brake? I wouldn't sweat it. I'd just make...

Rear brake? I wouldn't sweat it. I'd just make sure I had a new one on hand. (Even if this cable end goes to ****, you're going to have to cut feet off to make it a front so who cares?) And in...
09-06-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,287
Posted By 79pmooney

Wheelsmith spokes. I'd browse the Phil Wood...

Wheelsmith spokes. I'd browse the Phil Wood website to see if anything new has been added. Run fix gear. The excellent EuroAsian cogs are made in USA (despite the name!).
09-05-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,017
Posted By 79pmooney

I loved those Diacompe release levers. The Grand...

I loved those Diacompe release levers. The Grand Compes on my Fuji Pro had them. On my last race on my favorite course, I got taken down 5 miles from the finish. Got up to chase with quite wobbly...
09-05-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,017
Posted By 79pmooney

A heresy here. Have you considered aero brake...

A heresy here. Have you considered aero brake levers to clean up the brake cables? (I wanted aero levers in 1977 when I was doing my long rides as a bike racer. I wanted my palms exactly where the...
09-05-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,017
Posted By 79pmooney

On that note - I consider the chain of parts...

On that note - I consider the chain of parts between the pavement and my hands to be "sacred"; that they are a chain critical to the well-being and perhaps even the life of the rider. I look hard at...
09-04-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 806
Posted By 79pmooney

If you use liberal amounts of marine grease (the...

If you use liberal amounts of marine grease (the stuff for boat trailer hubs found at any auto parts store), removal will be a little tougher simply because the stuff is viscous, but nothing will...
09-04-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,390
Posted By 79pmooney

Do you have a bike shop nearby that has a return...

Do you have a bike shop nearby that has a return policy on seats? A local Portland shop has a "library" with ~25 different seats. You can buy a $25 "library card" and take out seats one by one, as...
09-03-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,341
Posted By 79pmooney

My training partner years ago had a pair of well...

My training partner years ago had a pair of well worn high quality wool and real chamois shorts. I rode many miles seeing a 1" circle of her butt. (She recalled those shorts when we rode together...
09-03-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,326
Posted By 79pmooney

I haven't read all the posts here but I do know...

I haven't read all the posts here but I do know two 28c tires well. The Paselas (from all I've read very close to Gravel Kings with possibly more comfortable tread though that matters little) and...
09-01-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By 79pmooney

I have an old road bike (my username Peter...

I have an old road bike (my username Peter Mooney) with traditional horizontal dropouts that I sett up as a 3 gear fix gear. Triple in front. A flip-flop rear hub (fixed both sides because I don't...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,968
Posted By 79pmooney

My 5G vaccine downloads all the cookies I'll ever...

My 5G vaccine downloads all the cookies I'll ever need.

Seriously, as others have noted above, there is still the high cycling nutrition to cost value energy bars available at any convenience...
08-24-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,214
Posted By 79pmooney

I use a helmet mirror. (Third Eye Hardshell...

I use a helmet mirror. (Third Eye Hardshell Helmet Mirror, 03 on their website) I use helmets with visors and use my old boatbuilding skills to make fiberglass mounts that I screw to the visor.
...
08-23-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,437
Posted By 79pmooney

The standard Selle Italias were raced by a lot of...

The standard Selle Italias were raced by a lot of people (under a bunch of different labels. I raced the Avocet III starting in 1976. (Ergal rails for a little more comfort on New England roads.) ...
08-23-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 574
Posted By 79pmooney

Can you grab enough of the center portion of the...

Can you grab enough of the center portion of the bolt with needle nose vice grips and simply unscrew the nut? If the nut won't unscrew, then hold it with an Allen key and hacksaw as suggested above.
08-22-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By 79pmooney

Random comments from a guy who's got way over...

Random comments from a guy who's got way over 100,000 miles on toeclips. (And who has been pulling them tight and pulling up hard on the pedals to climb and accelerate the whole time.) Plastic...
08-19-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By 79pmooney

I regularly "detune" my brakes. Not disc and I...

I regularly "detune" my brakes. Not disc and I do not know how I would do this with them. With dual pivots and cantis, I use V-brake levers specifically so when I do a panic squeeze, all I do is...
08-19-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,937
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 They work just about everywhere. I rose the...

+1 They work just about everywhere. I rose the Trask River Trail with a dozen (some fellow forumites) 4 years ago with a 38c in front, 35 in back. I had the best tires there. Quite OK for the 25...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By 79pmooney

The answer's easy. (Mounting it on your bike...

The answer's easy. (Mounting it on your bike might not be.) The Zephal HPX, a full frame pump.

True story - 45 years ago with the earlier (and slightly harder pumping) HP. At the club time...
08-17-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,255
Posted By 79pmooney

Crashes do my brain more damage so I am often...

Crashes do my brain more damage so I am often seated for better bike control. (Plus even without further brain injury I've done so many crashes I have little desire to experience more.)

Now,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,371
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 I've never had wool tights. Only one pair of...

+1 I've never had wool tights. Only one pair of the synthetics I've owned have a chamois. I wear it so seldom it's going to last me a long time. (The window where it shines is small. I've done...
08-17-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,255
Posted By 79pmooney

I've stopped riding gravel because it can rattle...

I've stopped riding gravel because it can rattle my brain. I'm a TBI survivor. Yes, I can pick my gravel more carefully, go slower, use bigger tires and low pressure, etc. but I'm also an ex-racer....
08-17-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,906
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny! This thread. I stood naked in front of...

Funny! This thread. I stood naked in front of the mirror yesterday and looked at myself. My abdomen! After last winter's hernia surgery it is a bumpy, scarred mess. The right tattoo there might...
08-15-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By 79pmooney

I also think that crack is purely cosmetic. ...

I also think that crack is purely cosmetic. Aluminum and CF have very different reaction to temperature change. The paint has to try to bridge a moving target.

That said, I nearly lost my life...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,623
Posted By 79pmooney

3) Also true, but not generally a factor except...

3) Also true, but not generally a factor except for a slow leak or if you run tubeless. Or like to ride gravel at lower pressure but want to ride the 30 miles home at road pressure.
08-13-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By 79pmooney

Also allow more room for fenders and bigger...

Also allow more room for fenders and bigger tires. My city/rain/winter bikes have been converted to 700c for the past 45 years. (7 of 8 frames; I had to cut the fender for the one 700c frame and go...
08-12-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,445
Posted By 79pmooney

I see you pegged me before I got around to...

I see you pegged me before I got around to reading the rest of this thread. :)
08-12-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,445
Posted By 79pmooney

Been using clips and cleats just as long. In the...

Been using clips and cleats just as long. In the '70s I also started riding fix gear. Fix gear became my first love. When clipless came out I could not see how it was safer doing crazy high speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,623
Posted By 79pmooney

Good pumps always. 1)They put better air in the...

Good pumps always. 1)They put better air in the tube. Nitrogen primarily rather than pure CO2. Tires stay inflated longer (so they tell me). 2) Less wasteful and cheaper. 3) Topping off whenever...
08-12-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By 79pmooney

I picked up a Miyata 610 that was probably built...

I picked up a Miyata 610 that was probably built ~1983 many years ago with Shimano cantis. Never learned the model #. First ride it was obvious they had all the stopping power of my Mooney's Mafac...
08-12-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By 79pmooney

Dave Levy at TiCycles keeps wanting to put those...

Dave Levy at TiCycles keeps wanting to put those guides on the bikes he builds me. I always insist on the old pure housing only guides because I have always felt they nailed it in the early '80s...
08-09-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,884
Posted By 79pmooney

That bag is for a pair of Tevas so I could get...

That bag is for a pair of Tevas so I could get out of my cycling shoes at the rest stops. The straps were killing my feet. On the fix gear I have to pull up so much harder and all foot issues get...
08-09-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,219
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes. One of the very early hardshells saved my...

Yes. One of the very early hardshells saved my life 44 years ago but I spent 5 days in a coma and a TBI that altered my life forever. I would have fared a lot better in the helmets 10 years later. ...
08-08-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By 79pmooney

Back when you could get Mafac pads new (not15 yo...

Back when you could get Mafac pads new (not15 yo NOS!), they stopped. No Stop in the title but they did have a squeal though the whole song.

I rode down Alba Rd near Santa Cruz in a Pacific winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,510
Posted By 79pmooney

Somewhat random thoughts from a guy who loves to...

Somewhat random thoughts from a guy who loves to climb. More than one cassette is always good. Might even be worthwhile to have a second wheel to put it on. I am a huge fan of triples, variations...
08-07-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,008
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 I cut my laces to the appropriate length and...

+1 I cut my laces to the appropriate length and melt the cut end with a match. Double the right side twice for the fix gears.

2012, I started riding the Cycle Oregon's fix gear. Even though I...
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