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08-02-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 367
Posted By 79pmooney

What's the beef with red? (I've only had one red...

What's the beef with red? (I've only had one red pair, but they were Bindas and Bindas are good in any color (and the worst colored Binda strap is far better than 99% of what's out there). (Says he...
08-02-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 367
Posted By 79pmooney

Way off topic but: a Colnago replica with over...

Way off topic but: a Colnago replica with over the BB cable guides and braze-on FD mount? Did that ever happen?
08-02-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 367
Posted By 79pmooney

No help here from me. I've always looked at...

No help here from me. I've always looked at toestraps as tools. Very important tools. I buy the best (within the constraint of cost as a consumable). Color is what's available. When I find a strap I...
08-01-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 965
Posted By 79pmooney

The DS chainstay was cracked 2/3s around just...

The DS chainstay was cracked 2/3s around just behind the bridge. NDS 1/3, same location. I ran unidirectional along the chainstays from in fomt and over the BB to 4" behind the right crack and 3"...
08-01-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By 79pmooney

Next trick - when the chain is on the 45...

Next trick - when the chain is on the 45 (shifting it up there by hand if you have to) how much clearance to you have between the outer FD plate and the chain in high gear and how much between the...
08-01-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,186
Posted By 79pmooney

Double vs triple crankset - pros and cons The...

Double vs triple crankset - pros and cons
The quick answer. Pros ride doubles. Cons ride coaster brake single speeds (if sufficiently privileged).

I'm neither. I ride triples because as someone...
08-01-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By 79pmooney

Questions: Does the gap between your 4th and 5th...

Questions: Does the gap between your 4th and 5th FW cogs line up with the 42 tooth front when viewed from behind the bike? (I put the bike in a stand and raise the rear until I can sight right down...
08-01-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 965
Posted By 79pmooney

That depends entirely on the repair. If it is...

That depends entirely on the repair. If it is done to make the frame "look like new", yes, I wouldn't trust it either. But if the repair was done like the bonding of cured parts like in sailboat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By 79pmooney

There's another approach to getting mountain...

There's another approach to getting mountain gears on a fix gear. Multiple chainrings that line up with their respective cogs. I set my Peter Mooney with its standard Campy road dropouts up fix...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By 79pmooney

I designed and had built a frame that is what we...

I designed and had built a frame that is what we might have raced around 1990 had freewheels and gears never existed. Pure fix gear road bike. A racing machine. (And that's obvious as soon as you...
07-31-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By 79pmooney

My first thought. +1 This is a...

My first thought.


+1

This is a bigger issue on the smaller chainrings because of the basic lever principle. You push on a lever the length of the crankarm. You are pulling the chain with a...
07-31-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 972
Posted By 79pmooney

In Wisconsin? Now there are some badgers there...

In Wisconsin? Now there are some badgers there you don't want to deal with.
07-30-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By 79pmooney

I worked with a guy with those Miyatas. He...

I worked with a guy with those Miyatas. He commuted 40 miles/day. He broke several at the cable exit while I was there. (1989-92) I think his last was reinforced (probably '91). Miyata kept...
07-29-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By 79pmooney

numlok. how much clearance do you have between...

numlok. how much clearance do you have between the left crank and the chainstay? (Crank on properly tight.) You need ~2mm so you don't hit the chainstay even doing massive sprints or hillclimbs. ...
07-28-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By 79pmooney

Sounds like an older crankset that has been...

Sounds like an older crankset that has been removed and re-installed a few (or many) times. Each time, the taper flats of the crank get pushed out a touch farther so the crank has to slide on more to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 4,495
Posted By 79pmooney

I have to chuckle every time I read some...

I have to chuckle every time I read some authority state that no one, not even the pros actually pulls up on the pedals. If I am fit and have been riding, I regularly pull my slotted cleats off my...
07-27-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 621
Posted By 79pmooney

Schraeder to presta adopters (so you can use a...

Schraeder to presta adopters (so you can use a presta pump to inflate schraeder valved tubes) - we used to make them but I cannot for the life of me remember how. (1977. The shop I worked at was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 4,495
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 The first breakthrough in my riding as an...

+1 The first breakthrough in my riding as an early teen was toeclips. Then pulling the straps tight. Then buying cycling shoes and nailing on the cleats. Clipless was not a gain, just an increase...
07-27-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 621
Posted By 79pmooney

BITD I heard of people using washers that fit...

BITD I heard of people using washers that fit nicely over the valve stem. A quality washer with rounded edges on one side; that nice side toward the innertube should do the job well. (And shouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By 79pmooney

Re: fainting. I did a crash a few years back...

Re: fainting. I did a crash a few years back where my rear tire came off after a blowout when I was going ~20 MPH. I got pitched over the bars, probably from the light handhold I had; before the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By 79pmooney

I've lived through "the biggie". I was wearing...

I've lived through "the biggie". I was wearing what was at the time the best helmet made. Still suffered a 5 day coma and years of recovery. I started riding again 4 months later, riding the old...
07-25-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 968
Posted By 79pmooney

I've done mid 40s or faster in a 42x17 many...

I've done mid 40s or faster in a 42x17 many times. (As a 20 something ex-racer with "issues", I used to ride up Oakland's Juaguin (sp) Miller to Skyline Blvd, turn around and ride down. 4 lanes...
07-25-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By 79pmooney

My approach - if I cannot see the hole from the...

My approach - if I cannot see the hole from the inside when the nail/glass/whatever is removed, I do nothing. If I see evidence of the hole but no apparent cut cord threads, I simply put a tire patch...
07-23-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By 79pmooney

Some of comments, no recommendation. One - there...

Some of comments, no recommendation. One - there are so many different seats that it is a near given that the seat that fits your butt perfectly (when set up to the proper location and tilt) is out...
07-22-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,909
Posted By 79pmooney

A point about Pogacar and LA. Pogacar has been...

A point about Pogacar and LA. Pogacar has been phenomenal all his life. Seems to be made to climb, ride 3 week tours, TT well enough to hold his own against the GC guys. (Reminds me a lot of a...
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By 79pmooney

I ride my fix gear on the road with Giant or...

I ride my fix gear on the road with Giant or Dankine full fingered MTB gloves. (Not for crashes but to protect my fingers from the undersides of the brake levers. Some of the Oregon hills go up lot...
07-20-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 837
Posted By 79pmooney

In my racing days, I took a different approach. ...

In my racing days, I took a different approach. I did nothing to keep sweat out of my eyes, but I did remove the salt from my sweat. It didn't sting.

The solution was very simple (but very...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 785
Posted By 79pmooney

Rolling the bars back is exactly what doesn't...

Rolling the bars back is exactly what doesn't work for me. That cocks my wrist back. Guaranteed issues for me. If I want less weight on my hands, I have to raise the entire bar with spacers or a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 785
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't consider weight on my hands bad. (Tall,...

I don't consider weight on my hands bad. (Tall, lean, skinny and under-powered. A really bad upwind combination.) But ... I have to play with the rotation of the handlebars and location of the brake...
07-18-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By 79pmooney

I use marine grease on both the spoke threads and...

I use marine grease on both the spoke threads and the nipple seats on the rim. (Q-tips are perfect for those seats.)

The big plus - the nipple turn guaranteed. Number of years, weather, road...
07-18-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,438
Posted By 79pmooney

But, for a weld you have a total area of the...

But, for a weld you have a total area of the tubing diameter times the weld width (what? 1/4"?). For a lug you have the tubing diameter times an inchof lug or perhaps more. On top of that, you have...
07-18-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 742
Posted By 79pmooney

Also - brake hoods are very nice when going...

Also - brake hoods are very nice when going uphill. Yes you can mount a lever-less hood for the uphill handles but once you've done that , the cable, housing and caliper cost you almost nothing (in...
07-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,909
Posted By 79pmooney

I won't claim to know if he's (edit: Pogacar)...

I won't claim to know if he's (edit: Pogacar) doping. But, he won this race by 5 minutes over three weeks. He had no significant crashes or mechanicals, one bad day where he manged to lose little...
07-18-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By 79pmooney

Not an answer to your question but I have a Chris...

Not an answer to your question but I have a Chris King installed by the framebuilder on my 2008 TiCycles that has 16,000 miles and I have done absolutely zero with it. Steering no-hands is still...
07-17-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,361
Posted By 79pmooney

His teammates are real pros. They get paid to...

His teammates are real pros. They get paid to serve the team hotshot. Usually that means (for Tim Declercq anyway) doing a very long, hard pull and pulling over, spent, to ride alone or caught by...
07-16-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,361
Posted By 79pmooney

Cav had a choice. (Well, he and his sport...

Cav had a choice. (Well, he and his sport director. Let the big group go and sop up all the sprint points or work the D-QS team to the bone to control the break so Cav has a shot at #35 (and the...
07-16-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,636
Posted By 79pmooney

One question, Maelochs. Have you shaved your...

One question, Maelochs. Have you shaved your legs and crashed after shaving? I raced unshaved my first two years. Two weeks after I started shaving, I crashed in a race, Afterwards I went to the...
07-16-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,636
Posted By 79pmooney

I was told to shave for easy and less painful...

I was told to shave for easy and less painful bandage removal. Discovered other post crash benefits as well.

1) less road rash. (The hairs near the actual wound aren't being ripped out as you...
07-15-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By 79pmooney

Too bad those 330s are on a hub that cannot run...

Too bad those 330s are on a hub that cannot run Campy 9-speed. If they could, I"d take 'em in a flash as wheels as close to race as I'm going to do. I'm 155. I trained on the 330gm Arc en Ciels...
07-13-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By 79pmooney

The 50 should work, It is a cm shorter on the...

The 50 should work, It is a cm shorter on the top tube and two lower at the top of the head tube so a longer, higher stem will give you identical fit.

One of my bikes is a lot smaller, but with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By 79pmooney

This is an option for Phil Wood hubs. I use them...

This is an option for Phil Wood hubs. I use them on one front wheel I have on my city bike that has a very stiff Jandd (sp) lowrider stye rack. Those bolts are shorter and sleeker than any QR and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By 79pmooney

There's another issue with ti skewers also. You...

There's another issue with ti skewers also. You simply cannot get them as tight. The material of the skewer stretches twice as much for a given tension. (Modulus of elasticity - the force required...
07-13-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By 79pmooney

It's not so messy at the track. They don't allow...

It's not so messy at the track. They don't allow dirt. (If the track is steep, dirt means tires slip and riders crash.) Also no oil, water, glass or debris.) So chains stay far cleaner.
07-13-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,734
Posted By 79pmooney

Maelochs, there's a way to get Chinese ti frames...

Maelochs, there's a way to get Chinese ti frames both of quality and support. Some of the better US ti frame builders have "stock" frames built in China to their design. Frames get sent to their...
07-13-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By 79pmooney

You can take forward facing dropouts and go one...

You can take forward facing dropouts and go one step further for fix gears. "L" shape dropouts. Like on the bike of my logo; full photo below. As long as a track end (I can run any cog between 12 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By 79pmooney

There are other issues that chainstay length...

There are other issues that chainstay length affects for some of us. 1) weight balance over the wheels. On a bike that fits me properly, long chainstays mean not enough weight on the rear wheel for...
07-12-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,019
Posted By 79pmooney

I'll second that. She wins sprints (on a rather...

I'll second that. She wins sprints (on a rather regular basis). She wins from breakaways. She's the rider you do not want to see with you at the end of a hard mountain stage. She completely ruled...
07-12-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By 79pmooney

An easy fix - go to Tandy Leather (I'm sure they...

An easy fix - go to Tandy Leather (I'm sure they are on-line) and get grommets and a grommet kit. (Get the brass 2-piece grommets. I run the smallest and go one size larger at the topmost. When...
07-12-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 667
Posted By 79pmooney

I've used the cloth, adhesive Velox tape for the...

I've used the cloth, adhesive Velox tape for the past 50 (OMG!) years. I've probably had issues twice. I only replace it when I pull it off and it doesn't have enough stick to go back on. (It has...
Forum: Foo
07-11-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By 79pmooney

And closer to topic: years ago swifts used to...

And closer to topic: years ago swifts used to nest under the eave over the walk of the small stripmall I used to go to for haircuts. If I had a wait, I hang outside and watch them. And on a much...
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