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05-16-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 516
Posted By 79pmooney

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 550
Posted By 79pmooney

Regarding the spokes - was there any chance he...

Regarding the spokes - was there any chance he was riding non-metallic ones? The resin of carbon fiber spokes might not be high temperature stuff if it was going on a non-rim brake wheel and no one...
05-15-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 894
Posted By 79pmooney

I would change the opening post slightly to say...

I would change the opening post slightly to say that fix gear riding does all that but the upper body/overall conditioning side of it better. Especially if you take the fix gears into hills. The...
05-15-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 894
Posted By 79pmooney

Ha! When I raced my at rest BP was so low I...

Ha! When I raced my at rest BP was so low I couldn't find my pulse to take it unless I was not recovered/overtrained. I have no idea what my sleeping or just woke BP was. I was a regular platelet...
05-15-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 516
Posted By 79pmooney

Our hands are fully capable of supporting a...

Our hands are fully capable of supporting a considerable amount of weight for long periods of time IF we take care to not pressure several areas with nerves and veins. (Look at the pros. They have a...
05-15-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By 79pmooney

And totally off subject - I cannot tell from the...

And totally off subject - I cannot tell from the photo if that Fuji has plugs in the handlebars. If it doesn't - don't ride it! I don't care what you stuff in there but have something!

When I...
05-15-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By 79pmooney

I look at my best fit as being a triangle. ...

I look at my best fit as being a triangle. Bottom corner is the bottom bracket. Top rear, the seat. Top front, the handlebars. If I have this triangle right, I have the seat located correctly for...
05-14-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm hoping somebody grabs this. I don't need...

I'm hoping somebody grabs this. I don't need another project. This is is my size. A bike I've spent a lot of time around, ridden with and raced against. Priced right. I can even justify same...
05-14-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By 79pmooney

There is a another good reason for going to 700c...

There is a another good reason for going to 700c if you ride in the wet. More fender clearance; hence allowing bigger tires and more tread choices. (I try to buy 27" wheeled bikes as...
05-13-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By 79pmooney

They are not the same! Double bolts have a...

They are not the same! Double bolts have a deeper shoulder to run though the outer ring, spider and some of the inner ring. If you use that with a single, the nut will butt up against the shoulder,...
05-13-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 707
Posted By 79pmooney

So I'm supposed to grease this thread? My...

So I'm supposed to grease this thread? My screen? The keyboard? The mousepad? (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

I use lots of grease on all bike threads. I also like fasteners, especially those...
05-13-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 625
Posted By 79pmooney

No, I was not recommending doing both at once. ...

No, I was not recommending doing both at once. (I've had bikes set up triple where I could but I've also stopped more than a few times when I've tried double shifts with 42-28 jumps.

Another...
05-12-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 625
Posted By 79pmooney

Did you shift both derailleurs at the same time? ...

Did you shift both derailleurs at the same time? 44 to 28 up front is a big drop. Best to do that, then shift in back. Otherwise you are trying tro shift in back while the chain and its slack are...
05-12-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 But, that picture is of a new chainring and...

+1 But, that picture is of a new chainring and one that is very worn. Much more likely is that you cannot see a lot of wear on yours but that there is still enough that a new chain will not run...
05-12-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 781
Posted By 79pmooney

My experience - my first cycling performance...

My experience - my first cycling performance breakthrough was toeclips and straps. Big. Pulling the straps tight. Bigger. A few years later, cycling shoes and cleats. Another big jump. I raced...
05-12-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 420
Posted By 79pmooney

Tell us all you can about the bike (manufacturer,...

Tell us all you can about the bike (manufacturer, model, year), the cranks and the pedals. Pictures will be a help. As said above, there is more than one pedal thread standard. Most bikes now...
05-12-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 Apparently you haven't seen my...

+1


Apparently you haven't seen my comments on them. The TiCycles custom fix gear of my avatar came with one. Inside of 400 miles I was tightening it to get rid of the rattle. For the next...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 928
Posted By 79pmooney

That appears to be a link I have to sign up for. ...

That appears to be a link I have to sign up for. I won't. Could you summarize the article?
05-10-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,130
Posted By 79pmooney

13-19 a corn cob? Nah. I rode all my training...

13-19 a corn cob? Nah. I rode all my training and races in New England on that touring cluster except Smuggler's Notch and up the big one. (Except the flat races where I did use a corn cob.) Post...
05-10-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By 79pmooney

And - shorts were short, freewheels, tiny. ...

And - shorts were short, freewheels, tiny. Minimum length, weight and aerodynamic drag RD housing to offset the maximum length, weight and aero drag brake housings. (I used to fantasize on my 120...
Forum: Foo
05-09-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 511
Posted By 79pmooney

If it were a Klein or Cannondale, the downtube...

If it were a Klein or Cannondale, the downtube could be modified to suit. In my sewup days, I carried a 2nd metal Velox patch kit. Hub cone epoxied to the lid, holes punched into the ends. Screwed...
05-09-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,529
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm reading a book written by a WW2 bomber...

I'm reading a book written by a WW2 bomber tailgunner. In the chapter I read last night, he talked of donning his "kit" - lots of warm clothes with his air suit over. So "kits " were the thing...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,085
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding good flapped fenders forever. A...

I've been riding good flapped fenders forever. A billion years ago, good bike shops carried the English made Blummel fenders with their deep front flap. In several years, I'd replace the now tired...
05-09-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By 79pmooney

69 here. My mom stopped riding at 86. So I have...

69 here. My mom stopped riding at 86. So I have no excuse for not gong the next 17 years. All my bikes are good for that distance easily. (And I need to get some miles on that Peter Mooney. New...
05-09-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By 79pmooney

I buy new bikes (actually just custom frames)...

I buy new bikes (actually just custom frames) when there is something I want to do that my current bikes do not do well. (My first ti custom to be the sweet riding ti bike that fits like a dream;...
05-09-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By 79pmooney

If you have an REI, Dick's Sporting Goods or...

If you have an REI, Dick's Sporting Goods or other outdoor store nearby, go tho their customer service. Backpacks use the same or very close clips.

I keep a Speedy Stitcher on hand for all sorts...
05-08-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 648
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 I say they are as different as faces. No, I...

+1 I say they are as different as faces. No, I haven't made a formal study but I have been observing what works for folk for most of 50 years. In my racing days, I did a long! ride with a...
05-08-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By 79pmooney

Only tangentially related, but timely. Got my...

Only tangentially related, but timely. Got my Mooney back from paint, built it up and wanted to go for a ride. The pump! It had sported a Zephal HP from day one, later an HPX using the same...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 541
Posted By 79pmooney

I went to the Cycle Oregon Kickoff Party that...

I went to the Cycle Oregon Kickoff Party that January and learned that it was hitting Crater Lake from the north that December. Also course profile-wise, an excellent one to do fix gear. (Few long...
05-08-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By 79pmooney

I did that ride a few times on my Peter Mooney...

I did that ride a few times on my Peter Mooney but, sadly, it was neither classic nor vintage at the time. Early '80s as a quite new bike. I lived in Alameda (the island) and did it as a day ride,...
05-07-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,301
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you selected your new crankset yet? Until...

Have you selected your new crankset yet? Until you do you do not know that spindle length and taper type you need. (There are two different taper standards, ISO and JIS. You will probably be dealing...
05-07-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By 79pmooney

If it's not bike cables and housing, I grab my...

If it's not bike cables and housing, I grab my straight edged cutter pliers. Too big or tough for those? The bolt cutters. (Used to race sailboats. I cut 1/8" SS wire, both 1X19 and the flexy...
05-07-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By 79pmooney

I have the Shimano cutters and have been cutting...

I have the Shimano cutters and have been cutting the housings also with them. Apparently I've broken some law and they now are trash but I haven't noticed and plan to continue this practice for the...
05-07-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By 79pmooney

Are you opening the housing ends after cutting...

Are you opening the housing ends after cutting the housing to length? I use 14g/2.0mm spokes that I have cut to a convenient ~6" and sharpened one end. Poke this into the housing after cutting and...
05-06-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,070
Posted By 79pmooney

I lent my HP to a clubmate; skinny 45 yo...

I lent my HP to a clubmate; skinny 45 yo engineer/roadie to pump his tires to 120 for the club TT. He did it easily. I'[m sure booth could have gone the last 20 psi to your pressures. (And what do...
Forum: Foo
05-06-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By 79pmooney

And many of those grieving the loss of that cargo...

And many of those grieving the loss of that cargo trekked far north to the cold city of Minneapolis for the therapy they needed to continue their lives. Their destination has been known as "the mayo...
05-06-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,070
Posted By 79pmooney

Zephal HP and HPX are easily up to being every...

Zephal HP and HPX are easily up to being every day pumps. I used nothing else for a decade including all of my racing riding sewups only. Yes, it takes longer than floor pumps. But on and off are...
05-06-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,004
Posted By 79pmooney

My bikes: 1) My 2011 TiCycles ti fix gear....

My bikes:

1) My 2011 TiCycles ti fix gear. (My avatar) Most fun bike I've ever owned. A superb 1989 race bike, one of the very best on the starting line in that imaginary world where freewheels...
05-06-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,230
Posted By 79pmooney

And the other guilty parties; forum vets like me...

And the other guilty parties; forum vets like me who still don't notice thread dates. (Doesn't help I suppose that some of us care little whether a thread is old or current. Cycling has been...
05-06-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,230
Posted By 79pmooney

Now, those of us who've been racing or riding...

Now, those of us who've been racing or riding long enough have shoulders and necks that prevent the graceful over-the-shoulder look back. Too many broken collarbones, etc. I have to settle for a...
Forum: Foo
05-05-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By 79pmooney

What's the number for us US citizens. I"m...

What's the number for us US citizens. I"m guessing not radically higher.

Edit - wrote that and noticed my avatar. I was rock solid fit when that photo was taken Going up a 14% grade in my flat...
05-04-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By 79pmooney

Short answer - yes. The beauty of 1/8"chains. ...

Short answer - yes. The beauty of 1/8"chains. Many bike shops have them. I am sure a quick internet scan would land you a bunch. 1/8" chain is also used by the rest of the world and you can go to...
05-03-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,838
Posted By 79pmooney

Now if you just use horizontal dropouts the open...

Now if you just use horizontal dropouts the open down, not to the front, you get the SS/fixed ability, the ease of vertical entrance (especially with short chainstays and by using the old screws, the...
05-02-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,070
Posted By 79pmooney

What is your pump? Hose or no? I've used the...

What is your pump? Hose or no? I've used the Zephal HP and HPX forever. No hose. Head locks on with a lever. I pump with the valve at 12 o'clock. Open the lever. Do a mini karate chop down to...
05-02-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,838
Posted By 79pmooney

Interesting take. My ti fix gear with its long...

Interesting take. My ti fix gear with its long dropout has the angle set at 11 degrees which is roughly half a regular dropout to 1) keep the BB height change to a minimum and 2) keep the brake pad...
05-02-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,050
Posted By 79pmooney

Get KoolKovers, rubber covers that fit over the...

Get KoolKovers, rubber covers that fit over the cleat and that you can hang from your toolbag while riding. $15 (pre-COVID). Stops walking wear and makes footing on slippery surfaces far more...
05-02-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,838
Posted By 79pmooney

Fact. Many of us rode fix gear in the winter....

Fact. Many of us rode fix gear in the winter. 1970s in Boston, the guru racing, John Allis, the first to race in Europe in the very early '70, swore by winter fix gear training, did it forever and...
05-02-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,838
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes. (Mine's cleaner, much longer; nearly 2",...

Yes. (Mine's cleaner, much longer; nearly 2", the 90 degree turn (not more as in the photo) goes into a slot like a vertical dropout. No backward pull required to remove the wheel. You could put...
05-01-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 845
Posted By 79pmooney

My first thought also. Long soakings of high...

My first thought also. Long soakings of high strength steels does exactly that. (Don't know the chemical process. Engineering background but just sophomore metallurgy long before Simple Green.)
05-01-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,838
Posted By 79pmooney

There's one more though it is really just an...

There's one more though it is really just an offshoot of the horizontal dropout. The "L" shaped horizontal dropout. Opens to the front like a horizontal, then a hard 90 degree turn down. I've...
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