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09-29-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 419
Posted By Jeff Neese

Those are Ovel-tech. Frankly I don't detect...

Those are Ovel-tech. Frankly I don't detect much difference between those and round chainrings.
09-29-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 419
Posted By Jeff Neese

Here's my '87 Trek 400T. I went with Dia Compe...

Here's my '87 Trek 400T. I went with Dia Compe GC07H aero levers, black hoods. Everything else is original.

...
09-24-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,892
Posted By Jeff Neese

Exactly. My first experience with this was my '83...

Exactly. My first experience with this was my '83 Trek 720, a full-on touring bike with tough but heavy 1 1/4" touring tires that held up well to many miles of loaded touring. But then I had another...
09-24-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By Jeff Neese

They are most certainly not useless. I take mine...

They are most certainly not useless. I take mine off because I don't ride at night, but if you've ever come up behind a bike at night with pedal reflectors, they're actually quite effective and a...
09-23-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By Jeff Neese

Same here in the U.S. Laws vary by state but many...

Same here in the U.S. Laws vary by state but many states even require both lights and reflectors when riding in low light conditions. Some of us don't ride at night so we take our reflectors off....
09-22-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By Jeff Neese

Whenever I encounter those, I take them off and...

Whenever I encounter those, I take them off and throw them away, along with all the other reflectors.
09-22-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 892
Posted By Jeff Neese

I have Nitto B135A Randonneurs on my two drop-bar...

I have Nitto B135A Randonneurs on my two drop-bar bikes, and I find them to be a big improvement over traditional drop bars. More comfortable for long rides, with more usable hand positions and...
09-21-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,892
Posted By Jeff Neese

The people that are saying it won't make much...

The people that are saying it won't make much difference have never tried it. In fact the tires make a huge difference and the GP5000s would give you an entirely different riding experience, much...
09-19-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By Jeff Neese

The knee problem may indeed stem from something...

The knee problem may indeed stem from something else, and just be revealing itself when he does what he's doing. That doesn't change that there's a right way and a wrong way to stop and start on a...
09-19-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By Jeff Neese

Correct. Putting your foot down while still in...

Correct. Putting your foot down while still in the saddle is not a thing. You shouldn't be able to do it, nor should it be attempted. The exceptions would be a "pedal forward" bicycle that's...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 925
Posted By Jeff Neese

You're describing a normal, supported tour. Some...

You're describing a normal, supported tour. Some of those are large and well organized and have multiple vehicles. Naturally you can put one together yourself for just you and some friends, as you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,454
Posted By Jeff Neese

In addition to wearing through the braking...

In addition to wearing through the braking surfaces, aluminum rims will begin to crack, at the spoke holes usually. Aluminum doesn't have infinity flex cycles like the stainless steel spokes do,...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 925
Posted By Jeff Neese

Nice setups, both. When my wife and I were in...

Nice setups, both. When my wife and I were in California we ran into a group of guys on carbon road bikes, outfitted much like yours, riding from Portland all the way down to San Diego. There was...
09-12-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 969
Posted By Jeff Neese

They are subject to bending as they move through...

They are subject to bending as they move through their travel range. As the cable moves through the bends in the housing, it must bend as well.
09-10-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 969
Posted By Jeff Neese

That means those are galvanized steel cables,...

That means those are galvanized steel cables, specifically NOT stainless steel. Don't buy those. Stainless only.
09-10-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 834
Posted By Jeff Neese

Dork disks and reflectors are normally the first...

Dork disks and reflectors are normally the first things to be removed on my bikes, but in this case I'd leave it on. The rear chrome pie plate balances the big chrome ring on the front crank. It's...
09-10-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 834
Posted By Jeff Neese

There shouldn't be any inherent incompatibility,...

There shouldn't be any inherent incompatibility, but it would certainly render the FFS completely useless. (Rather than "almost" completely useless which it already is.)
09-07-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jeff Neese

PO = Parole Officer? Post Office? Petty Officer?

PO = Parole Officer? Post Office? Petty Officer?
09-05-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,698
Posted By Jeff Neese

Sunlite makes black ones. ...

Sunlite makes black ones.

https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Front-Cable-Hanger-Threaded/dp/B000AO7HM0/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=brake+cable+hanger&qid=1662397512&sr=8-10
09-05-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,698
Posted By Jeff Neese

You can't fit a stem-mounted cable stop? It...

You can't fit a stem-mounted cable stop? It looks like there's a spacer in there that could be replaced with a cable hanger.
09-04-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,698
Posted By Jeff Neese

I don't know if you're being serious, but I find...

I don't know if you're being serious, but I find that to be one of the dumber ideas in bicycle design. You can't change the handlebar height without also readjusting the brakes. Who thought that was...
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,599
Posted By Jeff Neese

You'll figure out how to shed a few pounds here...

You'll figure out how to shed a few pounds here and there, but 100 lbs doesn't sound unreasonable. That's why you bought a 520.

I never weighed it but I'd bet I was easily 100 lbs on my Trek 720....
09-04-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,698
Posted By Jeff Neese

Old thread for sure, but it seems nothing has...

Old thread for sure, but it seems nothing has changed in 10 years. I strongly prefer and only use cantilever brakes, and I have removed V-brakes from bikes in order to replace with cantis. I...
Replies: 31
Views: 822
Posted By Jeff Neese

I definitely agree about not turning any bike...

I definitely agree about not turning any bike into a wall-hanger. Are you implying that unless you upgrade things to "modern" standards, that's all it's good for? The RB1 was a great bike to ride...
Replies: 31
Views: 822
Posted By Jeff Neese

Who says it needs to be brought up to modern...

Who says it needs to be brought up to modern standards? In your mind is a classic/vintage bicycle only useful to you if you modernize it? It's perfectly fine as a 6-speed, with conventional...
Replies: 31
Views: 822
Posted By Jeff Neese

Swapping parts and "modernizing" it is one thing,...

Swapping parts and "modernizing" it is one thing, as long as you save all the old parts for the next owner. But once you start bending the frame (cold setting the rear) it's no longer an original and...
Replies: 31
Views: 822
Posted By Jeff Neese

I have the same question. What size is it, where...

I have the same question. What size is it, where are you located, and what do you think you'd be asking?
Replies: 31
Views: 822
Posted By Jeff Neese

I would sell it as is, and let the new owner...

I would sell it as is, and let the new owner decide what they're going to do with it. Or, part it out and sell the frame separately, as-is. That's a somewhat classic bike and the new owner may...
08-21-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Jeff Neese

That is not a replacement fork. The Allez came...

That is not a replacement fork. The Allez came with a stock aluminum fork in some years during the early 90s. I'm guessing that's about a '91 but your Google machine will tell you more. There...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By Jeff Neese

These pedals are perfect for riding in sneakers,...

These pedals are perfect for riding in sneakers, and with toe clips. I have MKS Sylvans on a few bikes but I like these better for my kind of riding. I just ordered another pair of these (with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By Jeff Neese

I've been riding with toe clips and straps for at...

I've been riding with toe clips and straps for at least 45 years, maybe a little longer. I am not a competitive cyclist but have ridden hundreds of thousands of miles with that setup, including...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By Jeff Neese

In real life, you don't need to "constantly...

In real life, you don't need to "constantly fiddle" with anything (assuming they're installed right and you're using them correctly), and if you're stepping on top and bending them, you just need...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By Jeff Neese

These are my favorites and I have them on three...

These are my favorites and I have them on three bikes. There are cheaper ones but I like the bling factor of these. I personally like the double gate as it's wider and easier to slide your feet...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Jeff Neese

Or in Spanish, it's the masculine form.

Or in Spanish, it's the masculine form.
Forum: Touring
08-13-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,177
Posted By Jeff Neese

This is my 1983 Trek 720. Top of the front...

This is my 1983 Trek 720.

Top of the front rack has my tent and ground cover. Top part of the rear rack is my bedroll, which is my sleeping bag with a foam pad rolled around it, and all of it in a...
08-12-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 290
Posted By Jeff Neese

If I'm understanding you correctly, that can be...

If I'm understanding you correctly, that can be corrected by simply adjusting the limit screw, unless you're already at the low limit already. The chain rubbing the inside of the cage is different...
08-12-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 290
Posted By Jeff Neese

Cross-chaining is a bad practice but all gear...

Cross-chaining is a bad practice but all gear combinations should at least work without anything rubbing or dragging.

My money is on the chainline being wrong.
08-12-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 290
Posted By Jeff Neese

This could be a chainline issue. When chainline...

This could be a chainline issue. When chainline is wrong, you're likely to have a variety of shifting problems, and you're describing one of them. I'd start by measuring your chainline and making...
08-11-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By Jeff Neese

Is this because of the recall on those forks, or...

Is this because of the recall on those forks, or possibly yours already broke? The suggestion to find a donor bike is a good one, except obviously you don't want to end up with the same exact fork...
08-10-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Jeff Neese

I have several Rockhoppers with the same feature....

I have several Rockhoppers with the same feature. It works well. I've taken to using cable liners instead of those rubber donuts to protect the paint. Those donuts seem to just bunch up in one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Jeff Neese

Don't you have a pair of small pliers? FYI -...

Don't you have a pair of small pliers? FYI - they're called Presta valves, not Presto.
08-10-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,560
Posted By Jeff Neese

Nobody thinks that. There are a lot of very good...

Nobody thinks that. There are a lot of very good bikes made all the way through the mid-to-late 90s.
08-10-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By Jeff Neese

Does that mean you bought a crankset that...

Does that mean you bought a crankset that recommended a certain spindle length? Those recommendations are sometimes accurate, sometimes not. You still need to measure your chainline once you have...
08-09-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By Jeff Neese

Others have nailed it - it's all about the...

Others have nailed it - it's all about the chainline. Germany_chris posted a link to the Sheldon Brown article. You need to know what the chainline should be for your bike. It's potentially one of...
08-06-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By Jeff Neese

I have about 5 of these, and at least one of the...

I have about 5 of these, and at least one of the similar "Padrone" models, plus a pink one for my wife's bike. Like you, I only want the basics and these work great. I keep one on each bike so...
08-03-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,658
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's only an original "as built" Cinelli SC...

It's only an original "as built" Cinelli SC (handbuilt in Italy by skilled framebuilders, as I understand) until you start modifying it. I think Luigi would turn over in his grave at the thought of...
07-28-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Jeff Neese

Although not true mustache bars, I love my Soma...

Although not true mustache bars, I love my Soma Oxfords (clone of the Nitto Albatross) on my '89 Trek 970 MTB. They're basically mustache bars with a longer back section. Nitto sells a few varieties,...
07-26-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By Jeff Neese

In general, Kenda tires are pretty low end. ...

In general, Kenda tires are pretty low end. Heavy, low TPI count (a lot of them are only 30 TPI), and cheaply made. They're the budget choice, and bike shops like to sell those as "service" tires....
07-25-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,070
Posted By Jeff Neese

It looks to me like there are significant...

It looks to me like there are significant differences between the Del Rey and Club, such as fork rake and a much longer wheelbase. Those two things alone would make a huge difference. The Del Rey was...
07-25-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,070
Posted By Jeff Neese

All of my bikes are high-end steel frames. We...

All of my bikes are high-end steel frames. We take our bikes with us when we travel by car, but if we fly somewhere we just rent something. I've never met an aluminum bike that I liked. Then I get...
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