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11-19-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By 63rickert

Othon had a career as a chef, his son was a...

Othon had a career as a chef, his son was a gourmand. They knew restaurants.

I still do small sprints and don't pull out. Cannot guarantee you won't. Depth of groove in leather will look like not...
11-19-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By 63rickert

There's an item called screw nails. Old old ones...

There's an item called screw nails. Old old ones are square nails that were twisted a few turns. Your local cobbler may have them, a quick google search says they are still widely available. My...
11-15-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,492
Posted By 63rickert

That story is perfect. Spinergy Rev X were always...

That story is perfect. Spinergy Rev X were always trash. They have been recalled. They are flat dangerous. Super well promoted and eye-catching. Not attractive or good looking or fit for purpose, but...
11-12-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,492
Posted By 63rickert

Most things that become collector items with more...

Most things that become collector items with more than a small following were made by persons. Persons with names and stories. If the item was used by someone well known, and especially if the...
11-07-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By 63rickert

The picture is less than clear. It does look like...

The picture is less than clear. It does look like a Campagnolo seatpost. They were not long MTB posts. They didn't do minimum insertion marks because who rode Campagnolo was expected to know without...
11-03-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Posted By 63rickert

[QUOTE=canklecat;22696005]Might be an alignment...

[QUOTE=canklecat;22696005]Might be an alignment issue.

Yes. And it could be the alignment of the bike. If the bike is out of line, crabbing sideways, you will use body English to keep it going...
11-02-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By 63rickert

It's real nice to see you guys having better luck...

It's real nice to see you guys having better luck than me. I will keep trying. Which I am anyway, but success is not every time for me.

Sealant is compounded for tubeless tires. The sealant is...
11-01-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,038
Posted By 63rickert

Just amazing. That fall must also have put a lot...

Just amazing. That fall must also have put a lot of stress on your neck. And your neck did OK.

Still you want to do everything possible so that falls do not repeat. First step is to think t...
10-31-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By 63rickert

If you have a butyl tube with sealant that tire...

If you have a butyl tube with sealant that tire will hold air for weeks, maybe months. Really sealed.

Your example is a perfect case for when this works.
10-31-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By 63rickert

It will vary with the sealant, with the tubular...

It will vary with the sealant, with the tubular and with the environment. Once the sealant is inside keep that tire inflated forever. A flat tire with sealant inside leads to a tube that is stuck to...
10-29-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By 63rickert

I would agree that a 71 seat angle is sensible...

I would agree that a 71 seat angle is sensible for general purpose riding. But these were explicitly time trial bikes.

Also agree with the line about lawyers dictating seat angles for US market...
10-28-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By 63rickert

71/73 is going to have toe overlap issues unless...

71/73 is going to have toe overlap issues unless the top tube is very long. A time trialist who believes in 71 degree seat angles is not going to care about that. The belief in shallow angles...
10-28-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 540
Posted By 63rickert

Yes. All of that. In lighter than...

Yes. All of that.

In lighter than electroforged there were a fair number of much older Superiors and New Worlds and SuperSports in step through frames over the years. I'm in Chicago and used to...
10-27-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,918
Posted By 63rickert

It is true that some spend serious money on bikes...

It is true that some spend serious money on bikes they just gotta have. Then there are vintage bikes that we get for free. And some that we get for very little. New bikes for free doesn't happen...
10-27-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,918
Posted By 63rickert

Yes, he was. And he is twice as old as some of...

Yes, he was. And he is twice as old as some of those he beat.

For most of us, and probably all on this forum, we just don't have enough power that "efficient power transfer" would make one bit of...
10-27-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,918
Posted By 63rickert

Arkansas High Country Race was just won on a...

Arkansas High Country Race was just won on a steel bike with rim brakes. And inner tubes. The steel was old timey 1" and !-1/8" tubes. With lugs.
10-27-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 540
Posted By 63rickert

I have a 23" ladies frame 1949 Hercules...

I have a 23" ladies frame 1949 Hercules available. Needs lots of TLC but is complete and could be presentable. This is not a commercial advert. Donations accepted but mostly looking for a good home.
10-25-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By 63rickert

Yes, it is for Brits. I would never put something...

Yes, it is for Brits. I would never put something as recent as a Record Crono on my '50 Bates. In fact have a 40 hole 50s Fiamme to match the front ready to go should I ever need a rim. But Brits are...
10-24-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By 63rickert

As long as you are not hitting the chain stay...

As long as you are not hitting the chain stay with the left crank you're fine. Not like it will settle in and get closer. Looks like chainguard clearance on right.

Also looks like old brilliant...
10-24-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,789
Posted By 63rickert

Posted this on the other thread and it works here...

Posted this on the other thread and it works here as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-Pl-H3UJJg

Theo Bos at 140kph or 86mph. Normal bike. Not a normal rider.

Questions about gearing?...
10-23-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By 63rickert

Your Raleigh spindle is 5/8" or 0.625". If the...

Your Raleigh spindle is 5/8" or 0.625". If the Stronglight is French it is a 16mm spindle hole, which is 0.630". It is a loose fit and you can't miss it. It will be OK. If you have a French crank the...
10-23-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By 63rickert

Cotters are an easy slide fit until the wedge...

Cotters are an easy slide fit until the wedge connects to the flat on the spindle. Keep grease away from the filed flat and the spindle flat. Everything else should be greased but err on side of dry...
10-23-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By 63rickert

I type slow and missed your #3. Everyone is...

I type slow and missed your #3. Everyone is familiar with French cranks that have been tapped to 9/16". Retapping the cotter bore hole is an odd one but could have happened. Will a 3/8 drill bit go...
10-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By 63rickert

Skip Measure your eBay cotters. They will be...

Skip

Measure your eBay cotters. They will be undersized. If you want full sized cotters go to Mark Stonich who sold you the press. Or go back to eBay and try to be certain you are buying vintage....
10-21-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,789
Posted By 63rickert

Back to original query and putting aside the...

Back to original query and putting aside the truck drafting ---

Every day I see cyclists riding no handed while texting. So far have seen only one resulting accident, the rider ran straight into...
10-21-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By 63rickert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-Pl-H3UJJg ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-Pl-H3UJJg

Normal bike, normal tires, special rider. He did this a number of times for journalists and does not seem the least bit stressed. If you don't care to...
10-20-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By 63rickert

Fratelli Brivio aka FB. Mutiple versions. All top...

Fratelli Brivio aka FB. Mutiple versions. All top quality. Relatively available. My daily is using a steel 1930s FB that was NIB with a badly bent axle when it showed up in the mail. 1970s Tipo axle...
10-16-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By 63rickert

Talk to FMB and they will make you any size...

Talk to FMB and they will make you any size tubular you want.

Get rim blanks, roll and plug them yourself, drill as many spoke holes as you need. I can't do that myself, a fair number of mechanics...
10-15-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,289
Posted By 63rickert

Especially when used with an original GS lever....

Especially when used with an original GS lever. Nothing like it.
10-14-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By 63rickert

It all matters. Sure tires are biggest and...

It all matters. Sure tires are biggest and easiest. Yes, four cross feels softer. Yes, thin butted spokes. Yes, flat rims. Lower spoke tension works, although the wheel may be less durable. Light...
10-11-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,400
Posted By 63rickert

Exactly correct. Old jerseys (70s, 80s) were not...

Exactly correct. Old jerseys (70s, 80s) were not all the same but most were a lot longer. Not just the custom club race jerseys, all of them.

Go back even further Fausto Coppi and Louison Bobet...
10-10-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By 63rickert

Skip Yellow Jersey up in Arlington has a...

Skip

Yellow Jersey up in Arlington has a late 70s pantograph for sale. Was used for all the panto-ed Rossin parts on US market. And for lots of other stuff. Talk to them. And go into production.
10-08-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,225
Posted By 63rickert

When I started riding tubulars and Campy in 1967...

When I started riding tubulars and Campy in 1967 Campionato del Mondos were one of the most popular tires. 29mm wide from contemporaneous notes. Paris-Roubaix at 26mm were popular too. Roads that...
10-05-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By 63rickert

I'm going to push it a little further. The...

I'm going to push it a little further. The business about weaker brake in the rear is latter day lawyer speak. And American lawyers. I can't imagine anyone in St. Etienne in 1960 or 1970 having any...
10-05-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By 63rickert

Small frames and horizontal top tubes. Stock lugs...

Small frames and horizontal top tubes. Stock lugs with limited angles. Headset stack. Think about it a minute. If there is lots of air above the front tire the top tube is inevitably higher. The...
10-04-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,038
Posted By 63rickert

You have a physiatrist. There aren't that many of...

You have a physiatrist. There aren't that many of them. Best person for this problem. Good.
10-04-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,144
Posted By 63rickert

Steerer tube paint was less exposed to sun, did...

Steerer tube paint was less exposed to sun, did not fade as much as remainder of bike. Matching to touch up in middle of a color field is much more revealing than getting a match for full repaint.
...
10-04-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By 63rickert

Yes. I can only speak with certainty for 1973,...

Yes. I can only speak with certainty for 1973, when I unpacked a shipment. My belief is this was not unusual. Shipping was always a factor but not that big. Way easier to sell the bikes when...
10-03-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By 63rickert

Make it smaller from both ends. Olde English...

Make it smaller from both ends. Olde English could have 90 and 95mm of bottom bracket drop. Toe clips will scrape a lot on the pavement when walking the bike. Tail of front derailleur may hit chain...
10-03-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By 63rickert

Pretty much all top shelf builders were happy to...

Pretty much all top shelf builders were happy to sell complete bikes. Italian completes were always particularly nice, many fine details few shops could hope to match. Often unobtainium small bits...
09-27-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,038
Posted By 63rickert

That you can ride 30 or 40 minutes is extremely...

That you can ride 30 or 40 minutes is extremely encouraging. If you do that regularly and it is a positive experience keep going. Minor upper back and shoulder stress is normal for cycling. If...
09-25-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,339
Posted By 63rickert

Really absurd assertions such as when a bike lane...

Really absurd assertions such as when a bike lane is immediately adjacent to curb and sidewalk a cyclist must pay attention to what is on the sidewalk. Absurd assertions such as when trapped in a...
09-24-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,339
Posted By 63rickert

The photograph I quoted showed a floating parking...

The photograph I quoted showed a floating parking lane with nothing but sedans. Haven't seen anything like that in decades. It was far easier to ride in the city when sedans were the dominant motor...
09-22-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By 63rickert

Thought so. Do you see the pattern of...

Thought so.

Do you see the pattern of behavior yet? Your doctors are backing off because they know you aren't listening. You will listen when you bring them something big and expensive and nothing...
09-21-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,339
Posted By 63rickert

How do you find an urban street with no trucks...

How do you find an urban street with no trucks and no SUVs? Glad your Garmin picks up the vehicle moving near you in a sea of vehicles. Does the Garmin also advise the driver you are there when he...
09-21-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,339
Posted By 63rickert

Around here there might be one or two car lengths...

Around here there might be one or two car lengths left open before the intersection. When the intersection is with an alley it will be zero. Let me repeat. Bike cannot see motor vehicles operating...
09-21-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,339
Posted By 63rickert

The lanes I m referencing no one ever gets near...

The lanes I m referencing no one ever gets near 21mph. Occasionally food delivery messengers totally on the edge might get above 15.
09-21-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By 63rickert

Are you 16 years old? Hamstring pull bad enough...

Are you 16 years old? Hamstring pull bad enough for a doctor visit in July and you are doing centuries plural and intervals by September? If you push yourself all the time with no restraint yes you...
09-20-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,339
Posted By 63rickert

Try to imagine an urban situation. Just try. In a...

Try to imagine an urban situation. Just try. In a single city block there may be an alley and two driveways. Plus the intersection at end of block. The bike lane is to right of parking lane. The...
09-18-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By 63rickert

Easiest bike to mount and dismount is the Biria...

Easiest bike to mount and dismount is the Biria Easy Boarding.

https://biria.com

They are good bikes. Dunno about shifters, that can all be changed out. As odd as the bike looks they are very...
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