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02-04-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,211
Posted By jnbrown

Both of those wheels are aero. Hunt actually...

Both of those wheels are aero. Hunt actually gives aero data on theirs but there may not be any on the Bontrager so hard to compare. The difference could only be a few watts.
also depends on the...
01-05-23, 09:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,353
Posted By jnbrown

I live in San Diego. It is never too cold to...

I live in San Diego. It is never too cold to ride, low 50ís is as cold as it gets during the day.
I canít imagine riding in 40s or below. Rain is the only thing that stops me from riding.
12-14-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By jnbrown

Nice find. I had one of those around 1975. Sold...

Nice find. I had one of those around 1975. Sold it after awhile to move onto “better” things.
11-30-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,524
Posted By jnbrown

This, bought one this year.

This, bought one this year.
11-19-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By jnbrown

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x900/image_d9ec4baee95de39efb0ac62a52613f0c8dc91f19.jpeg
11-13-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By jnbrown

I would not ride that it is a potential safety...

I would not ride that it is a potential safety issue.
11-13-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,415
Posted By jnbrown

We had that same Santana frame and enjoyed it,...

We had that same Santana frame and enjoyed it, now riding a Calfee.
current setup is SRAM 10 speed for rear shifting with Wifli RD, 12-32 cassette.
Front is Campy Centaur triple with 50/39/28.
if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,123
Views: 528,258
Posted By jnbrown

Here is my recent new addition ...

Here is my recent new addition
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x683/wdwiqllh_f5069442b59775c1f9d4f3f7701ef7ccb35b6567.jpg...
10-24-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By jnbrown

Nice colors

Nice colors
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By jnbrown

Thanks for that info. Since the saving in watts...

Thanks for that info. Since the saving in watts is quite low that is why I am not wanting to have a deep rim. The 30mm rim saves 30g per wheel over the 35mm. I realize that is not very significant...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,637
Posted By jnbrown

Helmet standards in the US are set by CPSC. If it...

Helmet standards in the US are set by CPSC. If it passes that I don’t care if it has MIPS or not.
I have crashed and cracked a helmet a few times and it always protected my brain.
I am older and a...
09-01-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,051
Posted By jnbrown

Raleigh Record (around 1973) Peugeot PX10E ...

Raleigh Record (around 1973)
Peugeot PX10E
Zeus Professional
Masi Gran Criterium
Mercian
Colnago (don't remember which one)
DeRosa
Andy Gilmour tandem
Trek 5200
Trek 5500
08-21-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,002
Posted By jnbrown

On that day we did not climb it, we went the...

On that day we did not climb it, we went the opposite (easier) way on that road which had roller coaster hills with some in the 20%+ range.
I have climbed it on several occasions and it is by far...
08-20-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,002
Posted By jnbrown

Los Gatos road near Fallbrook, CA. ...

Los Gatos road near Fallbrook, CA.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/los_gatos_road_806cb4e789b6d7dedfe8463fe95f91ccf073befb.jpg
06-13-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By jnbrown

I also ride tandem with my wife and this is...

I also ride tandem with my wife and this is always a concern. That day I was on my single bike thank god. Frankly I just didn't care if it turned ugly because I felt I was assaulted and almost...
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By jnbrown

Why do people let nice bikes this go to *****?

Why do people let nice bikes this go to *****?
04-27-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 59,493
Posted By jnbrown

I hope so, just spent $409 on these: ...

I hope so, just spent $409 on these:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1186_9f1bcb89899107ac816b4717b60d0bb1f88bb097.jpg
03-09-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By jnbrown

Very nice. I have a 1985 King of Mercia. I am...

Very nice. I have a 1985 King of Mercia.
I am about to order a new Strada Speciale built to my geometry.
02-14-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By jnbrown

Very nice frame

Very nice frame
02-01-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,354
Posted By jnbrown

It also adds pounds of weight to the frame.

It also adds pounds of weight to the frame.
01-31-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,028
Posted By jnbrown

Wow you stole that.

Wow you stole that.
01-29-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,929
Posted By jnbrown

No need to verify, that is a Mercian Super lIght...

No need to verify, that is a Mercian Super lIght and that is a great price assuming no damage under that ugly paint.
01-28-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,668
Posted By jnbrown

First time I ever saw a Della Santa I was in a...

First time I ever saw a Della Santa I was in a race and Greg Lemond was riding one.
I had no idea what it was at the time, I was riding a Masi.
Now I am mad at myself for not ordering a DS before...
01-28-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,929
Posted By jnbrown

Did you see this one? ...

Did you see this one?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/234291620741?hash=item368cde6b85:g:q0sAAOSwcCxhlSBc

No dents but a lot paint scraped off in places.
Be aware that geometry on Mercian's can be...
01-28-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,929
Posted By jnbrown

That is a tough one because of the stuck seatpost...

That is a tough one because of the stuck seatpost and dented tube it is hard to put a value on.
If you can't live with the dent or it compromises the frame and had to replace the tube that could get...
01-06-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,644
Posted By jnbrown

I have a very old stand that I think I got from...

I have a very old stand that I think I got from performance.
It works like the Park with a clamp.
However I find the clamp to be useless because I am not going to clamp my frame and my seatpost...
01-05-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,405
Posted By jnbrown

The problem with tools like the Park CN-10 is...

The problem with tools like the Park CN-10 is when used on brake cable housing is they crush the spiral wound metal housing.
They work fine on shift cable housing. I have the Pedro's version....
12-23-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,402
Posted By jnbrown

Beautiful Congratulations.

Beautiful Congratulations.
12-18-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By jnbrown

Thanks for the feedback from all. Will probably...

Thanks for the feedback from all. Will probably go with King.
11-27-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By jnbrown

1985 Mercian Build in Process

In the early 1980s I had numerous steel bikes including a Mercian.
I always regretted selling it. At some point migrated to carbon bikes but occasionally would look for a replacement for the...
11-23-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By jnbrown

Camelback chill has been working for me.

Camelback chill has been working for me.
11-20-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,023
Posted By jnbrown

I ended up polishing it by hand. Starting with...

I ended up polishing it by hand. Starting with 200 grit sandpaper followed by 320, 600 then wet sanding 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 4000 then Blue Magic.
Totally happy with how it turned and do not...
11-17-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 30,140
Posted By jnbrown

My most memorable bike race was in Tijuana,...

My most memorable bike race was in Tijuana, Mexico around 1982.
Living in San Diego we frequently traveled across the border as they had a robust racing schedule with European type courses.
We were...
11-04-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,796
Posted By jnbrown

I am in the same situation. No they are not...

I am in the same situation.
No they are not legit.
If they cost less than normal retail and not coming from a trusted source they are very likely fake.
10-10-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,780
Posted By jnbrown

Today I took the rear wheel off my Cannondale and...

Today I took the rear wheel off my Cannondale and attempted to install into the Mercian rear dropouts.
The stays on this bike feel very stiff although they measure 43cm. It became obvious that there...
10-07-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
Posted By jnbrown

I have done it a few times, no problem, Also...

I have done it a few times, no problem,
Also grab pairs of spokes in the middle with gloves and pull them together to relieve stress.
I rarely have to go back and re-true my wheels.
10-04-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,269
Posted By jnbrown

Nothing new on this as of today. I guess the...

Nothing new on this as of today. I guess the authorities are hoping it will just go away.
We can't let this go.
09-28-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,401
Posted By jnbrown

We use Arundel Side Loader: ...

We use Arundel Side Loader:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1002_841df3055606729277a17773d61e8a09e81baea2.jpg
09-24-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By jnbrown

One thing I have noticed in looking for SRAM...

One thing I have noticed in looking for SRAM shifters there is only one listing on Ebay for used ones.
I think that tells us people are generally satisfied with them.
If I really wanted this bike...
09-24-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By jnbrown

I think you are going to like Force. It has a...

I think you are going to like Force. It has a very positive feel and it works great. Also pretty light compared to competitors.
It doesn't take long getting used to double tap shifting and I like...
09-24-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By jnbrown

I did consider that as well, I just am not sure I...

I did consider that as well, I just am not sure I like the look.

Thanks
09-23-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 48,548
Posted By jnbrown

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0989_3e8897ccb351f0eedb0c6c3d0ed4e4a4bf00dea3.jpg
09-20-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By jnbrown

Are you sure it is loosing charge or just a loose...

Are you sure it is loosing charge or just a loose connection?
My wife's Cannondale had a problem where the shifting would stop working intermittently.
I finally accessed the junction box in the BB...
09-19-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,291
Posted By jnbrown

I looked for Sugino, just didn't find anything...

I looked for Sugino, just didn't find anything new or used.
09-19-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,291
Posted By jnbrown

Crankset for modern build

I just bought a vintage frameset. I have not received it yet but assuming it has 68mm BSA bottom bracket.
I want to do a more modern build to mimic the setup on my current road bike which is a...
12-25-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 77,325
Posted By jnbrown

I was always fascinated with tandems from a young...

I was always fascinated with tandems from a young age.
Our first tandem around 1982 was an Andy Gilmour made in Arizona.
I had ordered a tandem from Mercian from my local shop but after waiting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,326
Posted By jnbrown

I live in San Diego (north county) and agree. The...

I live in San Diego (north county) and agree. The roads within the city are terrible with potholes and drivers are hostile towards cyclists.
North county is much better.
Also agree about Santa...
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