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Forum: Touring
11-30-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 653
Posted By headwind15

Yep, I had a bag of five or six pairs of LX...

Yep, I had a bag of five or six pairs of LX shifters (like yours/ pictured above) and a pair of XT's. Sadly, they went missing about six months ago. Note: Some of the Rapid Fire shifters are...
Forum: Touring
11-30-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 653
Posted By headwind15

I did write "may" not fit butterfly handle bars. ...

I did write "may" not fit butterfly handle bars. I did not say they would not fit. I admit that I had seen pictures of grip shift on butterfly handle bars, but was to lazy to re-check to see if...
Forum: Touring
11-30-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 653
Posted By headwind15

Because of the hard plastic sleeve inside a grip...

Because of the hard plastic sleeve inside a grip shifter, the may not even go around the bends of a butterfly handlebar in the attempted installation. Since I was a bicycle store owner for over...
Forum: Touring
11-27-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By headwind15

What is important to you in planning a bike tour?

Everyone's different. I'm curious as to my fellow tourists' preferences for bike touring.

What I consider important (not in order) is scenery, weather, terrain, and how difficult it is to get to...
Forum: Touring
11-25-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By headwind15

Try Google maps with the bicycle icon symbol.

Try Google maps with the bicycle icon symbol.
Forum: Touring
11-23-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By headwind15

Here's the thing: Everybody is different. I...

Here's the thing: Everybody is different. I mean, I am short (5' - 6") and looking at the geometry the xs would never work for me as the 57. 5 cm top tube is just too long. (55cm) is the absolute...
11-21-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By headwind15

Damage on the chain stay is from chain suck, not...

Damage on the chain stay is from chain suck, not chain drop, as in the chain dropping off the small chain ring.
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,653
Posted By headwind15

Since the subject here is essentially about being...

Since the subject here is essentially about being less stinky, I have found that shaving armpits and using an industrial strength anti antiperspirant called "CERTAIN DRY", holds up for weeks.
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By headwind15

If you could find parts from a bike on...

If you could find parts from a bike on craigslist, and move the pats over to the Trek, that would an affordable way to go. Going out and buying all the parts new, not so good/ will add up too...
Forum: Touring
11-16-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By headwind15

Working on an effective training plan to become a...

Working on an effective training plan to become a stronger cyclist would easily outstrip having lighter wheels. Having lighter tires will actually make a bigger difference that the wheels...
11-07-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By headwind15

The difference between straight pull and j bend...

The difference between straight pull and j bend spokes is significant because 90% or more spokes fail (break) under load, because of the stress from bending the spoke during the j bend spoke...
11-06-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By headwind15

The frame looks small, you have a sickening...

The frame looks small, you have a sickening amount of seat post sticking out of the frame, looks like you are close to six feet tall riding a 16 inch frame. Must be a 400 mm seat post.
10-30-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 645
Posted By headwind15

I had decent luck with buying entry level Shimano...

I had decent luck with buying entry level Shimano hydraulic brakes on E bay. The one's that I bought came with the lines reversed. (right lever, front brake). I had to reverse them. What I did...
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By headwind15

If that is your seat height I would definitely...

If that is your seat height I would definitely say that it is sickeningly too big. Looks like it is so big that you could just toss the seat post and just strap the seat to the top tube.
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,772
Posted By headwind15

I totally agree. I tour with a small/ light load...

I totally agree. I tour with a small/ light load and am working towards a set up with front panniers (clothes on one side/ sleeping bag on the other) and a bag on the rear rack with a sleeping pad...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-25-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By headwind15

Assuming that the fork has fender eyelets, the...

Assuming that the fork has fender eyelets, the answer is yes. (on using a Tubus front rack) You just have to use use plastic/ rubber coated u-bolts where the rack will attach in the higher...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,597
Posted By headwind15

physical therapy on thumb

If what you really have is arthritis, you have to understand that the discomfort that you are experiencing is where the protective cover in the thumb joint is warn out, and the pain that you are...
10-15-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By headwind15

I was a bike store owner for over 12 years....

I was a bike store owner for over 12 years. (Seven of those as a Trek dealership.) I am short, and know a few things about sizing. The sizing on a Verve is A different animal than a road bike. You...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,246
Posted By headwind15

I am with macus t, as I went for many years...

I am with macus t, as I went for many years without a kickstand. I use a basic greenfield, but made a custom collar that wraps around with a wing nutted pinch collar, which makes it adjustable...
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By headwind15

A useless post. No picture, year, model or even...

A useless post. No picture, year, model or even color to give anybody the slightest idea as to what you have, besides it being a Windsor bicycle.
10-09-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,544
Posted By headwind15

It really depends on what type of riding you are...

It really depends on what type of riding you are doing and what is in the range of comfort for you. Generally a velodrome racer (the most extreme handlebar drop) is going to have a lot of...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,597
Posted By headwind15

All of these posters are avoiding the underlying...

All of these posters are avoiding the underlying problem. I had really bad arthrits in my left thumb. I got to the point that where going down hill and even using hydraulic disc brakes with 160...
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,021
Posted By headwind15

I do not know if I missed something here, but the...

I do not know if I missed something here, but the O.P. never wrote if this is a self sufficient (I hate the term self contained) tour, and the length of his tour beyond "cross country". $3,000 seems...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By headwind15

I have a few points to make. A). You live in...

I have a few points to make. A). You live in Florida - the highest bicycle fatality state in the country. I believe that there is a higher chance of you being hit by a car, than getting covid. ...
08-28-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,589
Posted By headwind15

I am not completely discounting methods outside...

I am not completely discounting methods outside of weight lifting to get stronger on the bike. In Greg LeMonds book he details how he trained by doing slow rolling accelerations in a 53 x 13, for...
08-28-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,589
Posted By headwind15

Yea, well you might want to check out Chris...

Yea, well you might want to check out Chris Froome doing the seated leg press at his home that was recently floating around. If he isn't a road rider, I don't know who is.
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,033
Posted By headwind15

I have been touring since '85, I just had A few...

I have been touring since '85, I just had A few thoughts: I highly suggest that you do a "pre-tour" before going over seas. I am about to shove off for Spain (hard to beat for a $500 round trip...
08-27-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,589
Posted By headwind15

I would seriously consider the credentials (or...

I would seriously consider the credentials (or lack of credentials) of the people who post on this forum. As far as me: I raced on the velodrome and road all three years as a junior and then...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,033
Posted By headwind15

I don't know what the deal is with taking towels?...

I don't know what the deal is with taking towels? (at all) I use my Pocket Shower, and use the clothes I was wearing to dry off and then wash them. I've never run into a situation where I wished...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,615
Posted By headwind15

I started this thread because I was interested in...

I started this thread because I was interested in exploring the feasibility of using a hammock on bike tours. I was wondering if tourists get skunked and if so how often or what % of success or...
08-25-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,103
Posted By headwind15

Suntour filed for bankruptcy back in '94, so your...

Suntour filed for bankruptcy back in '94, so your freewheel at a minimum has to be older than that. I was taking those apart in the 70's. (trust me, as others have suggested... don't take it...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By headwind15

OPs history:

First has to do with the (what was a yellow with full chrome rear end and forks) Cinelli. I bought it in 1976, when I was 15 yrs old. (unbeknown to me Greg Lemond's father bought Greg a similar...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By headwind15

My filing skills are fine. I have already...

My filing skills are fine. I have already lessened the "dips" going into the holes.
Obstacles I am faced with; A) The down tube lug, going under the down tube; there is only about .5mm of...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By headwind15

I started a second thread because I had requests...

I started a second thread because I had requests for pictures. I believe it would have been too much for me to expect responders to check back to see if I (ever) posted pictures, so at least to me...
Forum: Touring
08-19-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,615
Posted By headwind15

One thing I would like to share with my fellow...

One thing I would like to share with my fellow hammockers, is that I take a piece of string when looking for a potential hanging place. I go up to potential trees. the string length is the distance...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By headwind15

raising lugs pictures

Here are some pictures to illustrate how much the lugs were reduced by their buffing machine.
I used "NOW" silver spray paint to protect against rust. You can also use it to see imperfections...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By headwind15

I have pretty close to all the parts. If I...

I have pretty close to all the parts. If I decide to sell it, I would sell it as a complete bike. BTW... If this bike was used to make, lets say an Olympic team, does that make it any more valuable?
Forum: Framebuilders
08-18-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By headwind15

You are not going to believe this but the Cinelli...

You are not going to believe this but the Cinelli is actually too big for me (I can ride it, but just too big). Four years ago I bought a Windsor, fixed it up and have been riding it since. OK, I...
Forum: Touring
08-18-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,516
Posted By headwind15

Lots of responses here. I wanted to chime in,...

Lots of responses here. I wanted to chime in, but I do not know what benefit you are looking for? OP: Are you afraid the leather will degrade, fall off, turn as hard as a rock? Are you hoping...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By headwind15

Restore Older Cinelli

I have what I believe to be a 1969 Cinelli frame set. I am considering having a re chroming and new paint on the frame. I am a frame builder. I looked into it and it looks like in the 70s, every...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-18-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By headwind15

I gave incomplete information. The original...

I gave incomplete information. The original owner paid extra to have the forks and whole rear end chrome plated, not just the head tube and seat lug as typically seen on Cinellis. (the forks are...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-17-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By headwind15

Thank you for your input. The Cinelli lugs have...

Thank you for your input. The Cinelli lugs have three drilled holes down the middle. Do you have any idea how I might keep the holes if I flow filletpro silver over the top? I assume the silver...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-16-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By headwind15

I have this idea. I do not know what anyone here...

I have this idea. I do not know what anyone here thinks of it . What if I trace the size of the front (narrow to the point) of the lugs onto a piece of paper and use some thin metal the lugs. I...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-16-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,801
Posted By headwind15

I think what you are doing is really super! I...

I think what you are doing is really super! I owned bicycle stores in San Diego, which gave me exposure to a lot of different handlebar types. At some point I discovered the swept back Wald 395...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-16-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By headwind15

The lugs are now thinner towards the tips and...

The lugs are now thinner towards the tips and graduate thicker. I know about how thin lugs are the hallmark or high end frames. I remember in the late '70s seeing my first Ritchey road frame and...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-15-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By headwind15

Heighten lugs

The buffer operator buffed so hard on the lugs, they re significantly thinner, not just the old chrome removed.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-15-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By headwind15

raising lugs

I have this old Cinelli frame. The chrome on it was shot. I took the paint off of it and took it to a chroming shop in San Diego. I stopped is a few weeks later to see how they were doing. They...
08-04-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By headwind15

It does depend on the specifics as far as the...

It does depend on the specifics as far as the difference of the size of sprockets you have but usually I shift up at least one cog in the rear before dropping the chain down to a smaller chain ring...
07-29-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,334
Posted By headwind15

I lived in Florida a long time ago. At the time...

I lived in Florida a long time ago. At the time my problem was sweat rolling off my back and into my shorts.. I always wondered if clamping a sponge in my shorts waistline in the back might have...
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,344
Posted By headwind15

As a bicycle store owner for over 12 years I have...

As a bicycle store owner for over 12 years I have seen my share of boxed bikes. I would recommend stoping by a L.B.S. and ask if you could see how bikes are packed. I would highly recommend that...
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