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07-23-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 793
Posted By easyupbug

Mostly ride Southern AZ heat and what works best...

Mostly ride Southern AZ heat and what works best for me is the Halo 5, adjustable for perfect fit and I fold it in almost in half to fit exactly between my helmet liner and glasses rather than...
07-22-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,408
Posted By easyupbug

Welcome to the forum and please forgive us for...

Welcome to the forum and please forgive us for being pedantic, it is sometimes difficult for myself and others to not to care too much about minor details in very narrow cycling subject matter, ...
07-21-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By easyupbug

I have no experience with Veloce 10 speed other...

I have no experience with Veloce 10 speed other than looking into a right brake/shifter that came on a trainer. What I recall is the internals are very different than the rebuildable Chorus and...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By easyupbug

Visiting daughter had me check her road bike...

Visiting daughter had me check her road bike pre-ride check with her and then follow up with the other two daughters. I have too many bikes and rotate through a minimum of 7 bikes on my ready line...
07-21-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 488
Posted By easyupbug

Should I be using a tire for the pressure test at...

Should I be using a tire for the pressure test at full pressure, can't recall ever having an inflated tube that held over night not holding under higher pressure but I have slept since then so just...
07-20-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,562
Posted By easyupbug

Great project, welds you show look nice, please...

Great project, welds you show look nice, please post your results. When working in heavy industry I did vendor evaluation in the PRC for several years. If you need massive titanium pumps for your...
07-20-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 719,262
Posted By easyupbug

A near mint Gentlemen's Poodle & Grouse Society...

A near mint Gentlemen's Poodle & Grouse Society Lemond, fantastic, even the 1999 saddle! Brilliant stable. I am so jealous you can ride so many different saddles.
07-19-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By easyupbug

You also need to note they say POSSIBLE...

You also need to note they say POSSIBLE IRRITATION not an IRRITANT depending on your personal skin sensitivities. It is a a water-based proprietary formula that contains no petroleum distillates,...
07-19-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By easyupbug

Here is the msds:...

Here is the msds: https://www.nrs.com/assets/downloads/msds/msds%201909-303%20protectant.pdf
07-19-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,315
Posted By easyupbug

Botty kayer, thank you. We in the US are all too...

Botty kayer, thank you. We in the US are all too aware of efforts of corporate lawyers to prevent their companies from being subject to frivolous lawsuits which can cost them $$$, brought by lawyers...
07-18-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,315
Posted By easyupbug

Gorgeous bike, I assume a restoration? I have...

Gorgeous bike, I assume a restoration? I have never seen a chromed 753 as Reynolds did not recommend it for reasons that are not clear if you follow cycling frame metallurgy. The arguments are...
07-18-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By easyupbug

Those are small and not in a highly visible spot...

Those are small and not in a highly visible spot so I agree with clear nail polish or better clear coat touch up. If rotated chip up for gravity to help I have had good luck with dabbed clear coat...
07-18-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,096
Posted By easyupbug

Always left out and down, well in advance. ...

Always left out and down, well in advance. Forget the curb or anything else, if it is a puddle so be it, it's automatic.
07-17-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By easyupbug

I have used 303 Aerospace Protectant for years...

I have used 303 Aerospace Protectant for years now, it is a water based dressing for vinyl, plastics, rubber, and leather. There are others out there, B.E.S.T. Rubber Roof Cleaner/Protectant is...
07-17-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By easyupbug

My 979 is a 58cm and I at 190# can tell you I...

My 979 is a 58cm and I at 190# can tell you I rotate through some very nice frames and the 979 has superb dampening qualities on bad road surfaces even with 23mm and the stock AL fork. When younger...
07-16-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,408
Posted By easyupbug

There is an exception, air-hardening steels, an...

There is an exception, air-hardening steels, an example is Reynolds 853, primarily a carbon, manganese, chrome, molybdenum, silicon, copper alloy which with welding and air cooling forms a fine grain...
07-16-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By easyupbug

Stopping cassette manufacturing sound blatantly...

Stopping cassette manufacturing sound blatantly implausible for a major manufacturer, lower volume items would be shed long before cassettes. Even if it did I have use BBB and Miche Campagnolo...
07-16-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By easyupbug

Why do you ask? Why 10, not 11 or 9 speed? Just...

Why do you ask? Why 10, not 11 or 9 speed? Just as it did in the US, the cycling market exploded in Europe due to the Pandemic so there may be isolated shortages of supply?
07-15-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By easyupbug

I come from industrial maintenance and found...

I come from industrial maintenance and found sometimes it is mad science and unfortunately sometimes it turns out to be mad science spin. But when it's a well established company with a reputation...
07-15-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By easyupbug

My son-in-law racer swears by Nix Frix Shun the...

My son-in-law racer swears by Nix Frix Shun the UK outfit and I suspect this is there lube plus a leather conditioner. I rotate religiously through bikes so do a lot of pumping and add a couple...
07-14-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By easyupbug

All the above will work but you should be aware...

All the above will work but you should be aware Silca makes what they recommend we use, NFS leather conditioner and pump lube, it's not cheap for a 1 oz bottle but I figure the pumps are expensive...
07-14-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By easyupbug

The Professional Guide to Wheel Building, by...

The Professional Guide to Wheel Building, by Roger Musson has complete DIY building information/diagrams, etc., which I built and have been using for many years with dozens of wheels built for the...
07-13-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By easyupbug

At my age there is little danger of seriously...

At my age there is little danger of seriously flexing a BB, but I must be insensitive as I have two Tommasini super prestige from the early '80s a SL and SLX and a '81 Pinarello Montello from the...
07-11-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By easyupbug

The above is good advice. I gifted all three...

The above is good advice. I gifted all three daughters when they left home the highly rated Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance for their road bikes and they have done well. He also has an...
07-11-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,232
Posted By easyupbug

We all have differing bodies, some better for...

We all have differing bodies, some better for running than others. I have cycled for 65 or so years and when job and family took all my time I ran for ~30 years to save a few precious minutes and...
07-11-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,489
Posted By easyupbug

You will get better info than I can give as I...

You will get better info than I can give as I only had one for a few weeks as I decided it was a little small. I liked the shaped tubes even though I am clearly a C&V guy. Not polished like the...
07-11-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By easyupbug

I think I might be or at least like to think I...

I think I might be or at least like to think I might be in RiddleOfSteel's camp on this interesting subject. That said, I posted this over on the +50 forum, 65-85+ thread when we were asked why so...
07-10-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,420
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 511,601
Posted By easyupbug

I ran for many years up into my late 50's with a...

I ran for many years up into my late 50's with a similar result, knees and back trouble to this day, now 70. I would strongly recommend a professional fit and go so far as to say some shops do a...
07-10-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By easyupbug

We used at lot of carbon fiber in my working days...

We used at lot of carbon fiber in my working days and it is a fact that even "vintage" carbon fiber does not fatigue the way steel or aluminum do and has for fork purposes a hugely longer fatigue...
07-08-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,057
Posted By easyupbug

The above advice is very good. If you are...

The above advice is very good. If you are willing to put up with the weight, maintenance, sometimes creaking, Selle Anatomicas have had zero break in for me.
07-08-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By easyupbug

Top tubes are in compression but unless you plan...

Top tubes are in compression but unless you plan on jumping that Prologue I would not worry about it. Prologues are nice frames, I believe built by National which was owned but Panasonic. You could...
07-06-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By easyupbug

Went through this with a daughter's Nashbar pump...

Went through this with a daughter's Nashbar pump and while a fine pump it is very annoying they do not have seal kit spares as many pump manufacturers do, Blackburn, Topeak, SKS, and others. We were...
07-05-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By easyupbug

I love Yokozuna but don't believe any housing for...

I love Yokozuna but don't believe any housing for $ than SP41 is worth much and frankly exposed cables can be cheap older shifter groups although for your internal routing, under tape, etc. good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,848
Posted By easyupbug

24 currently, I don't have a storage problem, but...

24 currently, I don't have a storage problem, but as I posted over on 50+:

Now 70 I have been raising bars over the last year. Gonna get down from 20+ to nearly 10 due to not being able to bear to...
07-05-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 704
Posted By easyupbug

Good advice from Nessism, another good sealer is...

Good advice from Nessism, another good sealer is Wolfgang MetallWerk Concours Metal Sealant.
07-04-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By easyupbug

If you build more than a few wheels the handy...

If you build more than a few wheels the handy convenience of Roger's design is hard to beat: https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/support/dishing-tool.php
His book on wheel building is outstanding.
07-04-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By easyupbug

There is a reason Park Tool only has one grade of...

There is a reason Park Tool only has one grade of squeeze tube anti-seize and that's because it will do all you need for bike, unless maybe you leave it outside year round on the coast were you could...
07-04-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 719,262
Posted By easyupbug

I religiously rotate through my collection;...

I religiously rotate through my collection; everyone of my bikes was hand-crafted by artisans with things like carefully brazed and tapered lugs, many thinned by craftsmen and craftswomen with files....
07-02-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 719,262
Posted By easyupbug

Now 70 I have been raising bars over the last...

Now 70 I have been raising bars over the last year. Gonna get down from 20+ to nearly 10 due to not being able to bear to stick tall stems on my Italians....
07-02-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By easyupbug

The later advice above is good but I did not see...

The later advice above is good but I did not see one area mentioned that can be problematic, that being Japanese engineers developed their own cross-point design similar to that of the Phillips but...
07-01-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,236
Posted By easyupbug

My Vitus came with a beautiful DA areo post that...

My Vitus came with a beautiful DA areo post that would look great with those lovely slim seat stays. I thought my aero graced the frame so well I switched from a seat bag to a storage bag in the...
07-01-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,957
Posted By easyupbug

I also love the Ideale. My first nice bike was a...

I also love the Ideale. My first nice bike was a U-08 in 1971 I still own with the saddle replaced with an Ideale in the early 90's. In my experience if you are going to put up with the cost,...
07-01-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,236
Posted By easyupbug

If in good shape a 25mm seat post can be valuable...

If in good shape a 25mm seat post can be valuable to Zeus, Alan as well as Vitus riders. List it for sale.
06-29-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,733
Posted By easyupbug

Lifetime/today Horses 6/0 Motorcycles 4/1 ...

Lifetime/today
Horses 6/0
Motorcycles 4/1
Cars 4/0
Trucks 6/5
SUV 5/1
Bicycles 40+/21
I have a hanger.
06-29-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By easyupbug

Excellent point, If you held a straight edge to...

Excellent point, If you held a straight edge to the DT right up to the head tube casting and it show straight that might indicate to me this was like the early Cannondale issues. I can not picture a...
06-28-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By easyupbug

I also resist parting out fine machines at least...

I also resist parting out fine machines at least w/o attempting to move the package. Just sold a '84 Master to an out of state buyer who was tracking "Colnago" in every state looking the right one...
06-27-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By easyupbug

^^^ great points for 79mooney, I have been using...

^^^ great points for 79mooney, I have been using the inclinometer on my iphone for years to set these. Probably should carry a straight edge as he suggests for the set up but I pick a reference spot...
06-26-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 855
Posted By easyupbug

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/modern_ld_stems_29e83330650ee886ab18405f03e95fc1cc15f783.png
06-26-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 855
Posted By easyupbug

I rode MTBs for years and we would consider that...

I rode MTBs for years and we would consider that "no worries" on a down tube which is in tension. Look up Slingshot MTB which only used a cable for a down tube.
06-26-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By easyupbug

Do it. I have old man shrinking and along with...

Do it. I have old man shrinking and along with bringing the bars up for the first time in eons have raised the saddle nose up on some of my saddles and slid pretty much all forward with positive...
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