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04-12-24, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By Biker Pete

Ride In Peace, Glenn.

Ride In Peace, Glenn.
04-08-24, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 416,736
Posted By Biker Pete

Yes, swapped out the original 14-26 Maillard...

Yes, swapped out the original 14-26 Maillard freewheel for an NOS 13-21 Regina Oro. Works great here in the flatlands of Florida!
04-06-24, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 416,736
Posted By Biker Pete

Got the FMB silks installed. Great impression...

Got the FMB silks installed. Great impression from my first 20 mile ride!
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04-01-24, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 416,736
Posted By Biker Pete

I did hear back from FMB and it turns out the...

I did hear back from FMB and it turns out the tread on the tire model I ordered is in fact sourced from Thailand, with the assembly being done by hand in FMB’s shop. And coincidentally the treads...
03-23-24, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 416,736
Posted By Biker Pete

Got them, I’ll install them soon!

Got them, I’ll install them soon!
03-21-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 1,130,917
Posted By Biker Pete

Yeah, my bike is definitely not pristine with...

Yeah, my bike is definitely not pristine with chipped paint and some rust, but otherwise I believe it is in fine working condition. And I’m definitely enjoying riding it after bringing it back to...
03-21-24, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By Biker Pete

My ‘75 Grand Record has Campagnolo f/r dropouts...

My ‘75 Grand Record has Campagnolo f/r dropouts with Normandy hubs.
03-16-24, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 1,130,917
Posted By Biker Pete

Motobecane Grand Record. Bought it new in 1975....

Motobecane Grand Record. Bought it new in 1975. Rode it for about 18 years with one servicing (as I recall). Sat in basement gathering dust for about 30 years. Finally disassembled everything,...
03-14-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By Biker Pete

What are the chances?

So…..I recently cleaned greased upgraded my 1975 Motobecane Grand Record. As part of the ‘upgrading’ I scored an amazing condition set of wheels on ebay…..Campagnolo Nuovo Record large flange hubs...
03-09-24, 09:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,407
Posted By Biker Pete

Hot wax for me. For my riding style and...

Hot wax for me. For my riding style and conditions…..about 10 miles per day on flat, dry roads it just makes so much sense. And no more inadvertent chainring ‘tattoos’! I have two quicklink chains...
03-07-24, 02:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,407
Posted By Biker Pete

You’re supposed to maintain the chain?? ;)

You’re supposed to maintain the chain?? ;)
03-04-24, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Biker Pete

First ride

Wow, just fantastic! I just finished cleaning greasing updating upgrading my 1975 Motobecane Grand Record. I rode the bike for about 20 years, then it sat in the basement for about 25 years. Way back...
02-22-24, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 687
Posted By Biker Pete

Hey thanks all for your replies. This place is a...

Hey thanks all for your replies. This place is a great resource! I wound up buying a tube of Phil’s and between that and the Park Tool greases I mentioned above I should be all set.

That and I’m...
02-17-24, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 687
Posted By Biker Pete

Well, the sonicator cleaning process has begun….....

Well, the sonicator cleaning process has begun…..

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By Biker Pete

Regarding the OP’s questions 1 and 2, my answer...

Regarding the OP’s questions 1 and 2, my answer is no to both.

21mm inner rim width, 28mm tires which measure 29mm when inflated, total weight of me plus bike plus gear is 195 lbs, tires inflated...
02-15-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,518
Posted By Biker Pete

From my 1975 booklet! ...

From my 1975 booklet!

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-24, 08:04 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,451
Posted By Biker Pete

I have ‘tubeless ready’ carbon wheels and I’ve...

I have ‘tubeless ready’ carbon wheels and I’ve waffled back and forth on the tube vs tubeless question. For my riding style (a daily 10 mile loop on flat and known roads) I made the decision for...
01-13-24, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By Biker Pete

So when it’s time to remove chain #1 for cleaning...

So when it’s time to remove chain #1 for cleaning and waxing I can put on already cleaned and waxed chain #2 and clean and wax chain #1 at my leisure.
01-09-24, 07:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,593
Posted By Biker Pete

Whelp, I found a 2 quart crock-pot for $5.13 at...

Whelp, I found a 2 quart crock-pot for $5.13 at my local thrift shop. Used the Silca system: new Shimano chain de-greased with their chain cleaner, rinsed with water, dried for a while, then immersed...
01-08-24, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Biker Pete

Wow. One would really have to be really...

Wow. One would really have to be really unobservant to wear the brake pads down *that* far! :foo:
12-27-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,794
Posted By Biker Pete

Makes intuitive sense to me. I occasionally ride...

Makes intuitive sense to me. I occasionally ride my 1975 Motobecane which has tubular tires. Never ridden a modern bike with sew-ups.
12-26-23, 09:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,794
Posted By Biker Pete

Interesting! Is this because there is no bead in...

Interesting! Is this because there is no bead in a tubular tire
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,003
Posted By Biker Pete

Great info. I love getting down into the weeds...

Great info. I love getting down into the weeds with all this stuff.

Regarding my own journey, I just recently came into the ‘modern era’ with the purchase of a used Kestrel from 2016. Still old...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,003
Posted By Biker Pete

I haven’t tried the RH calculator…..thanks for...

I haven’t tried the RH calculator…..thanks for the info!

I have used Silca and SRAM and find them to be within about 2psi for the rear tire, SRAM being lower. And this is with using the actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,463
Posted By Biker Pete

My fastest ride was 37 seconds. Flat tire. :-D

My fastest ride was 37 seconds. Flat tire. :-D
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By Biker Pete

I’ve been riding solo. Sounds selfish, but this...

I’ve been riding solo. Sounds selfish, but this gives me freedom for time of day and pace. And reduces my risk of BAS (bike acquisition syndrome). :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By Biker Pete

My journey so far

Five months ago I got a great carbon fiber bike from 2016, a Kestrel Legend SL. I live in SW Florida where there are no hills. I try to ride every day, leaving from my house on a 9-10 mile loop. I’ve...
11-05-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,391
Posted By Biker Pete

Final installment. As I’d mentioned previously,...

Final installment. As I’d mentioned previously, once I’d learned the method for tensioning these particular spokes (the nipples that protrude through the rim are actually not nipples, they are...
11-03-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,391
Posted By Biker Pete

Yes, since this is an out of the ordinary...

Yes, since this is an out of the ordinary spoke/nipple design it would have been nice if my initial customer service rep would have pointed this out in our first email exchange. I was pretty clear...
11-03-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,391
Posted By Biker Pete

Yes, the need to remove tire and rim tape to true...

Yes, the need to remove tire and rim tape to true the wheel is a bit of a PITA. Rim tape is inexpensive, about $10 for 10 yards (which is enough for 4 wheels). Two tools needed for adjusting spoke...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-23, 10:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,032
Posted By Biker Pete

This one is 270mm long by 143mm wide.

This one is 270mm long by 143mm wide.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-23, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Biker Pete

Sorry, my weight plus bike is 195 lbs.

Sorry, my weight plus bike is 195 lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-23, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Biker Pete

I just recently purchased a Chinese wheelset,...

I just recently purchased a Chinese wheelset, Winspace Lún Hyper 23 SE R45 and so far am very pleased.

https://www.winspace.cc/product/lun-hyper-23-se-r45-rim-brake-wheelset/

They are replacing...
10-20-23, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Biker Pete

I am new to brifters, I dug this out of my right...

I am new to brifters, I dug this out of my right side brifter on a 2016 bike I bought used after three months of use. About a week before the cable broke the shifting became imprecise. Annual change...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-23, 11:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,312
Posted By Biker Pete

So I did acquire a pair of these tires and also a...

So I did acquire a pair of these tires and also a pair of RideNow TPU inner tubes. These items reduced the weight of my wheels by a combined 228 grams. My reading would suggest that these changes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,312
Posted By Biker Pete

Awesome, thanks for educating me on this new...

Awesome, thanks for educating me on this new inner tube material! I have a pair of Tubolito on the way. Cool because the orange valve stems will match the orange accents on my bicycle’s frame!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-23, 05:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,312
Posted By Biker Pete

Great responses, thank you all! I got a pair,...

Great responses, thank you all! I got a pair, front tire is installed. I will install the rear tire in about a week after doing a bit of spoke work.
08-07-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,052
Posted By Biker Pete

Wheels are in great shape, as is the bike overall.

Wheels are in great shape, as is the bike overall.
08-07-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,052
Posted By Biker Pete

Kestrel! ...

Kestrel!

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08-07-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,052
Posted By Biker Pete

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:)
08-07-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,052
Posted By Biker Pete

Yes, I got my pre-owned Kestrel through a dealer,...

Yes, I got my pre-owned Kestrel through a dealer, and even so, I think it is a great bike for the money, 15.4 lbs without pedals, excellent condition, upgraded with Zipp carbon wheels. Very pleased!
08-06-23, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,052
Posted By Biker Pete

Yes, exactly. Those tickled serotonin receptors...

Yes, exactly. Those tickled serotonin receptors want to be tickled some more and more, haha! I’m still browsing road bikes on various sites but fortunately there’s enough of barrier in the finances...
08-06-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,052
Posted By Biker Pete

New bike syndrome

I just picked up a 2016 Kestrel Legend SL road bike. It is totally awesome! Especially given my previous road bike history: a Motobecane Grand Record new in 1975, a Specialized Allez new in 1993. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,312
Posted By Biker Pete

Have a pair arriving soon. :)

Have a pair arriving soon. :)
Forum: Introductions
07-27-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Biker Pete

Hello All

New to the forum, long time cyclist. I started off my road bike journey in 1975 with a Motobecane Grand Record. Rode it recreationally for about 15 years. Mothballed it in the mid 90s after acquiring...
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