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10-01-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 380
Posted By 79pmooney

I just picked up a Pro Miyata (~'85?) from a...

I just picked up a Pro Miyata (~'85?) from a forumite this summer. Set up with a Chorus triple, Cyclone derailleurs and brakes, GEL330s and Delta compatible pedals, that bike is all there. Perfect...
10-01-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 256
Posted By 79pmooney

I patch first and do not go to the spare tube(s)...

I patch first and do not go to the spare tube(s) but there are times when weather makes patching hard (your case), cuts are too long or many, valves or valve stem joints fail, light's failing and I...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,235
Posted By 79pmooney

Patchkit here plus two tubes. I don't care if...

Patchkit here plus two tubes. I don't care if they are new or patched. Plus at least a half dozen bills of any denomination in my wallet. (Those bills are very useful for booting big cuts.)

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10-01-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 256
Posted By 79pmooney

With what I always carry, that tire would have...

With what I always carry, that tire would have gotten my me home, no sweat.

I don't know if your tube could have been patched but I always carry two spares. A good pump. And at least a half...
09-30-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't like the -2mm (minimum insertion...

I don't like the -2mm (minimum insertion scenario. Too close to popping nipple tops for me. 2mm over? Simply additional work grinding off but not an issue otherwise. I've had spokes bottom out on...
09-30-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 842
Posted By 79pmooney

Those corpses used up their allotment of...

Those corpses used up their allotment of heartbeats. Take note! Don't ride, for God's sake. (Or ride to achieve that level of immunity sooner?)
09-30-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 842
Posted By 79pmooney

That last booster is only so-so against Omicron. ...

That last booster is only so-so against Omicron. The new targets it. They reduced the wait after the last booster to two months to get the OMICRON version into arms. (I gambled and waited until...
09-30-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 664
Posted By 79pmooney

Good work! As others said, keep riding and...

Good work! As others said, keep riding and listen to your body. It's rarely wrong. (Knees, hips, etc. I feel them far more often now that when I was younger. (I'm about 18 months behind you.) ...
09-30-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,793
Posted By 79pmooney

I love that on a bike, there is a place for so...

I love that on a bike, there is a place for so many of us. And in races, the chess game. How do I beat that guy over there with his very different abilities? My final State Champs, after my...
09-30-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 842
Posted By 79pmooney

I agree. Ridiculous to say but it was my first...

I agree. Ridiculous to say but it was my first thought also.
09-30-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,451
Posted By 79pmooney

This works great for those with young bladders...

This works great for those with young bladders and prostrates. I do an out and back, 50 mi total where the last bathroom (a mall where I stop for espresso) is at mile 6. So 38 miles of fields,...
09-29-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By 79pmooney

That is one reason I do not like the physically...

That is one reason I do not like the physically restricted lanes. I spent about 15 years riding a lane that for 20 feet had the barrier. A 50 foot stretch got swept maybe twice a year. (They took...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By 79pmooney

If the dropout to head tube distance has not...

If the dropout to head tube distance has not changed, less offset means more trail and more stable steering. 4 mm should be noticeable but not a major change. If the fork blade length has changed,...
09-29-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By 79pmooney

The really good cotton tires were of Egyptian...

The really good cotton tires were of Egyptian long staple. They cost like silks and liked the wet a lot more. Never rode them. Like Seta Extras, out of my budget and contacts. (And they wouldn't...
09-29-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By 79pmooney

Bet that tire was made by Vittoria. Bought a...

Bet that tire was made by Vittoria. Bought a bunch from Pal Alto Bikes late '70s as training tires. Labels changed but that ribbed tread was common. Never knew how much I took that tread for...
09-29-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,451
Posted By 79pmooney

One point should be made clear. I'm not sure...

One point should be made clear. I'm not sure this thread is the place but I'll start here. The issue at stake is not a rocket (or s'not a rocket). It's a projectile or shot. (Rockets are self...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By 79pmooney

Or - modify the 820 a little more. Put LowRider...

Or - modify the 820 a little more. Put LowRider pannier rack and small panniers on. Keep the rear rack but pull the big panniers off and keep them for the occasions where you need more cargo. Set...
09-29-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 616
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't think we had "weight wienie" as a term...

I don't think we had "weight wienie" as a term yet, but Weyless was definitely in that category and regarded as such by many in the racing world. I raced '76-'78. In conservative Boston with John...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 863
Posted By 79pmooney

Keep that old bar tape on! Don't put on the cork...

Keep that old bar tape on! Don't put on the cork - until you've dialed in the levers and bars so you can ride issue free. (Pure human nature. Spend real money on a pride and joy that cannot be...
09-28-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,451
Posted By 79pmooney

I have to turn my head more than I am able. (Two...

I have to turn my head more than I am able. (Two collarbones/side.) I wear a helmet mirror, but if that follower drifts as I said above, I don't see him.

More important, it isn't my obligation...
09-28-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,451
Posted By 79pmooney

Not all of us have your rubber neck. Also...

Not all of us have your rubber neck. Also sometimes drafters drift to one side or the other.

The rider drafting unannounced was asking for anything an unsuspecting rider might do. This wasn't on...
09-28-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By 79pmooney

My dad would like. "Don't use force, get a...

My dad would like. "Don't use force, get a bigger hammer."

A tool I find many uses for is a good block and tackle pull system. I used to race sailboats. Took all the gear off my last, a 15'...
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By 79pmooney

I picked up a Pro Miyata from a forumite I didn't...

I picked up a Pro Miyata from a forumite I didn't know with rust, paint issues and almost given, other issues for probably too much money last summer. His photos were excellent so only issues that...
09-28-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,785
Posted By 79pmooney

bps? Beats Per ???

bps? Beats Per ???
09-27-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,013
Posted By 79pmooney

Check to make sure the bead line (the molding...

Check to make sure the bead line (the molding line on the tire sidewall you can just see over the rim) is running parallel to the rim throughout the wheel's circle. If it isn't. deflate, work the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 863
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding a long time with real weight on...

I've been riding a long time with real weight on my hands. I'm skinny, light, long and with just a few slow twitch muscles. (No fast twitch at all.) Not a good upwind combo. I've also been riding fix...
09-27-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By 79pmooney

Peugeot traditionally was French threaded,...

Peugeot traditionally was French threaded, meaning the fixed cup was right-hand thread (righty-tightie) but later Peugeots with Japanese BBs could well be English. As I recall, my ~1990 Reynolds 501...
09-27-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By 79pmooney

Even if we stick to just pure road bikes, seat...

Even if we stick to just pure road bikes, seat height vs the ground can vary quite a bit with the exact same leg extension. BB heights vary. I've had bikes with BBs from 10-3/8" off the ground to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By 79pmooney

I for one wouldn't trust it. I've seen what a...

I for one wouldn't trust it. I've seen what a breaking fork can do. First-hand. Completely rearranged my life. $300 for a new one is peanuts compared to what mine cost me.
09-26-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,703
Posted By 79pmooney

Eddy Merckx won the WC road race, the Tour and...

Eddy Merckx won the WC road race, the Tour and that little "off-brand" TT they call the Hour Record in one year, Does that count?
09-26-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By 79pmooney

2 degrees. Look into Miche BBs. (around...

2 degrees.

Look into Miche BBs. (around $70 pre-pandemic) I don't know what they claim to be but I imagine they are compatible with Campy. 20,000 miles says they work just fine with Sugino 75s...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 630
Posted By 79pmooney

Show me the tire that will keep you up in a...

Show me the tire that will keep you up in a corner flatted. I want to know.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 630
Posted By 79pmooney

But ... that's user error. Glue 'em properly and...

But ... that's user error. Glue 'em properly and not an issue. And the glue job is easy to check.
09-26-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By 79pmooney

Mine, an inch shorter ST, rides nicely with a 14+...

Mine, an inch shorter ST, rides nicely with a 14+ cm stem. (Pearly 13, the measuement being center of HB to perpendicular to steerer centerline, not top of bar to center of quill bolt.) Top tube is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 630
Posted By 79pmooney

Haven't ridden tubeless so no comment there. I...

Haven't ridden tubeless so no comment there. I would far rather flat a tubular in front than a clincher. I rode tubulars for 3 decades and got my far share of front flats. Coming to a stop never...
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By 79pmooney

I used to vary my stem height (always same quill...

I used to vary my stem height (always same quill stem and mo more than a cm change at a time) in my racing days. I started the season with the stem up around 1 1/2 cm. It gradually came down as the...
09-25-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 291
Posted By 79pmooney

The 45th parallel is a little north of Eugene. ...

The 45th parallel is a little north of Eugene. Most Oregon highways have signs posted for it. (The 38th is somewhere close to the Bay Area. The sailing rag, 38th North, is published in Tiberon or...
09-25-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By 79pmooney

There's a reason the pros all ride real distances...

There's a reason the pros all ride real distances on the rest days of grand tours. Now, we have no business riding our rest days at their pace! but those rides scaled that down to our modest speeds...
09-25-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 Expecting anyone not a military inferior or...

+1 Expecting anyone not a military inferior or slave to remember to spin your tires is asking a lot.
09-25-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 842
Posted By 79pmooney

Last year I got my flu and 1st booster at the...

Last year I got my flu and 1st booster at the same time. Won't do that again! Next day wasn't fun.
09-25-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By 79pmooney

If I were using the upside down (or better, hung)...

If I were using the upside down (or better, hung) bike as a truing stand I'd skip the zip ties and simply use the brake pads. I'd adjust/push one pad to near touching and go from there. And yes,...
09-25-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 842
Posted By 79pmooney

I held off on my 2nd COVID booster 'till mid...

I held off on my 2nd COVID booster 'till mid August so I'd be at my most immune for last week's Cycle Oregon with a 1000 other riders in not-very-vaccinated central Oregon. Early August my housemate...
09-24-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 142,330
Posted By 79pmooney

I believe those brakes are the same as came on my...

I believe those brakes are the same as came on my Miyata 610 of roughly the same time. I did one ride on them, took them off and used them to replace the Mafacs that came on my Peter Mooney. Those...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By 79pmooney

[QUOTE=surak;22629681]Depends on whether you need...

[QUOTE=surak;22629681]Depends on whether you need a high pressure (road) or high volume (MTB, really wide city/touring/urban) pump.

High pressure the Lezyne Road Drive is excellent. Lots of good...
09-24-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By 79pmooney

We used to use thin washers bent to the curvature...

We used to use thin washers bent to the curvature of the rim. That was before the narrow center channels. Now I'd probably do the same, then grind flats on the sides of the washers so they fit in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 630
Posted By 79pmooney

And on a more pedestrian note - with that gash,...

And on a more pedestrian note - with that gash, watch for a bulge developing. If threads were cut, they will probably be the outer threads which run diagonally under the thread in one direction. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 630
Posted By 79pmooney

Hookless rims are cheaper to make because the...

Hookless rims are cheaper to make because the mold does not have to come apart to pull the rim sidewalls out. Big savings in tooling and complexity. Tires are the opposite. Tires for hooked rims...
09-23-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 209
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd just go to Ace Hardware, buy the biggest SS...

I'd just go to Ace Hardware, buy the biggest SS hex head bolt that will fit through, a SS nut I liked, a few washers to sit on the outer flanges and use two wrenches. (Might want some wedgelike...
09-23-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 430
Posted By 79pmooney

I was thinking the outer cone would be left as is...

I was thinking the outer cone would be left as is and you would taper the axle down to it's diameter and threading. That the inner cone would be pressed on or perhaps slip fit with epoxy. With no...
09-23-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 430
Posted By 79pmooney

Cantilever axles are used in many non-bicycle...

Cantilever axles are used in many non-bicycle applications and come out plenty stiff. Cars, trucks, airplanes, and as mentioned before, wheel chairs ... Certainly can be done.
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