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09-17-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,770
Posted By davester

On the plus side, thread is even lighter weight...

On the plus side, thread is even lighter weight than titanium!
09-17-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,770
Posted By davester

This must be C&V surgery month. You last week,...

This must be C&V surgery month. You last week, James Willette from CR (who was also a planned Touroica participant) on Tuesday, and me on Wednesday. Be careful out there folks! Didja get any titanium...
09-17-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,770
Posted By davester

That is a chef's toque.

That is a chef's toque.
09-16-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By davester

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Gold Grills
09-16-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By davester

Pimpmobile!

Pimpmobile!
09-15-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By davester

Well done Alex! That repair looks perfect. When...

Well done Alex! That repair looks perfect. When mine broke back in the day, a magnolia still had their Craftsman-like warranty and replaced the part for free. I guess that warranty no longer applies...
09-13-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By davester

I might commission one from you then. I must...

I might commission one from you then. I must admit that when it arrived in the mail I was a bit shocked by how heavy that sucker was.
09-12-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By davester

I am quite certain that anyone else here would...

I am quite certain that anyone else here would have done the same for me.
09-12-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By davester

Luckily (for Mark), I have a broken shoulder so...

Luckily (for Mark), I have a broken shoulder so can't use my VO decaleur as I had been planning this week. My wife just rendezvoused with Mark to deliver the part.
09-09-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By davester

This is actually a common problem that occurs...

This is actually a common problem that occurs when the cogs are worn, and/or when there is not enough chain wrap around the cogs. A new chain can sometimes make the problem worse because the cogs...
09-08-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By davester

Seems to me that black is almost exclusively a...

Seems to me that black is almost exclusively a modern bike thing, so is not really a valid option for C&V bikes unless you're going for a very specific color scheme (all black bike and components,...
09-07-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 629
Posted By davester

Yes, that's what I'm talking about but I made an...

Yes, that's what I'm talking about but I made an error. I meant the upper part of the stud, not the lower. You can grind off the thread portion without losing ant strength and then perhaps a mm more.
09-07-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By davester

Hi Alex, I had the same problem years ago...

Hi Alex,

I had the same problem years ago and it was caused by the pivot pin coming loose from its base. Campy later beefed up the base to resolve this problem. You have the earlier design. I bet...
09-07-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 629
Posted By davester

It seems to me that a better alternative to...

It seems to me that a better alternative to grinding the cage blade/plate would be to grind off the lower part of the mounting stud where it contacts the braze-on. That should get you a couple of mm...
09-06-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,544
Posted By davester

I've thought of pitching in somehow, but right...

I've thought of pitching in somehow, but right now I can't drive or move my left arm so the possibilities are rather limited.
09-06-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,544
Posted By davester

I am happy that the ride is still on. At the same...

I am happy that the ride is still on. At the same time I am incredibly bummed that I will no longer be riding it (on account of my broken collarbone). I have been looking forward to, and prepping for...
09-06-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By davester

I'd cancel that 20" tire order if I were you....

I'd cancel that 20" tire order if I were you. Taking your 22 3/4" minus 2x5/8" gives you an estimated BSD of 22.5" = 546mm, which Sheldon's table shows is nowhere near the BSD of a 20" tire. If your...
09-06-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 845
Posted By davester

If that is indeed the case, then it is a 130 BCD...

If that is indeed the case, then it is a 130 BCD and he could actually fit a 38T ring on there. Hilary Stone has a couple.
09-06-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 845
Posted By davester

You are faced with the problem many of us older...

You are faced with the problem many of us older folks have when wanting to continue use of a bike boom bike set up with a racing crankset and short cage rear derailleur.

As to your original...
09-05-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By davester

Don't sweat it. I'm posting in the 65+ thread.How...

Don't sweat it. I'm posting in the 65+ thread.How the heck did that happen? I just got out of high school.
09-05-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,017
Posted By davester

I'm puzzled by why this discussion is here. I...

I'm puzzled by why this discussion is here. I keep having to check that this is the C&V forum. We'll all be pushing up daisies by the time this becomes a C&V-relevant topic.
09-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By davester

23 inches is a bit odd. What points on the rim...

23 inches is a bit odd. What points on the rim are you measuring from/to? Read this article then ensure that you are measuring the BSD,
https://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
As WGB noted, its...
09-02-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By davester

You've gotten good advice above regarding...

You've gotten good advice above regarding googling century training plans. I will add that 20-27 miles 3 times a week is perhaps enough to maintain a low level of fitness but will not result in...
09-01-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,211
Posted By davester

Continued... ...

Continued...

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Happy rider!
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09-01-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,211
Posted By davester

Finally the fuzziness of the opioids and...

Finally the fuzziness of the opioids and concussion has dissipated enough for me to post a few photos and give thanks to the many people who helped me out after my crash, most of whom I cannot...
08-26-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,211
Posted By davester

Hey folks, If any of you are size small or...

Hey folks,

If any of you are size small or extra small, I have a bunch of vintage wool jerseys (these are from a friend of a friend who passed away) that I will be bringing to Cino and that I...
08-25-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,968
Posted By davester

I can't relate to this at all. Our rule of thumb...

I can't relate to this at all. Our rule of thumb around here is that, with only one exception (a crowded MUP along the water}, every 10 miles of riding equals 1,000 feet of elevation gain, in...
08-23-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,832
Posted By davester

Full size frame pump for me, either Silca with...

Full size frame pump for me, either Silca with Campy metal head or Zefal HPX. Like Gugie, I have rescued a number of folks sitting by the side of the road when their CO2 cartridges misfired. Also...
08-20-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By davester

IMHO, the first thing to check for a...

IMHO, the first thing to check for a Varsity-mounted Allvit is if the derailleur has been bent by someone laying the bike on its side. That can definitely cause the symptom you describe. As dddd...
08-20-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,290
Posted By davester

Afraid that I have to bail on this ride due to...

Afraid that I have to bail on this ride due to other events. Have a great ride folks!
08-19-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,211
Posted By davester

The drink thing is definitely on. Check out the...

The drink thing is definitely on. Check out the instructions that squirtdad posted.
08-18-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,211
Posted By davester

First guess was correct.

First guess was correct.
08-18-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,211
Posted By davester

Or bacon negronis!

Or bacon negronis!
08-18-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,211
Posted By davester

Sorry to hear that Doc. In further news, I...

Sorry to hear that Doc.

In further news, I am busy prepping for Cino...
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08-18-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 895
Posted By davester

I have two thoughts: 1. Post a photo of it. ...

I have two thoughts:

1. Post a photo of it.
2. Clean it, lube it, and ride it.

Regarding your #3, why on earth would you want to take a bike with decent Suntour derailleurs and turn it into a...
08-17-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,923
Posted By davester

I have one of the red "Raleighsonics" but this...

I have one of the red "Raleighsonics" but this does not appear to be one of those so it likely predates 1982. Since you have added it to a zombie thread on a topic that doesn't seem to match your...
08-17-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By davester

I'd just put a little Evaporust on it and call it...

I'd just put a little Evaporust on it and call it a day.
08-17-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By davester

My thought exactly. If the tread has any function...

My thought exactly. If the tread has any function at all it is to increase the roughness and therefore frictional resistance to sliding, not to channel water away.
08-17-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By davester

Beautiful, but those cost more than my entire...

Beautiful, but those cost more than my entire shoe collection, plus a bike or two.
08-15-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By davester

No, you don't. It's only mildly tricky to pry out...

No, you don't. It's only mildly tricky to pry out the pads with a thin screwdriver then squeeze the new ones in with a vice or woodworking clamp. Lubrication helps (dish soap, astroglide, whatever).
08-13-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,770
Posted By davester

Note that it's Brett that got hit. Alex is OK,...

Note that it's Brett that got hit. Alex is OK, and riding around Redwood City area.
08-13-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,770
Posted By davester

Oh man, we are dropping like flies! I am so sorry...

Oh man, we are dropping like flies! I am so sorry to hear about both of you, Randy and Doc. Randy, I must have added insult to injury by sending you a ride invitation for this Sunday. Heal up soon,...
08-12-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,993
Posted By davester

I think that what you are referring to is...

I think that what you are referring to is potential high level. For example, at 65 I decided that I should train for and ride the Markleeville Deathride (130 miles, 16,000 feet of climbing, entire...
08-12-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,211
Posted By davester

As a licensed professional geologist, I can...

As a licensed professional geologist, I can assure you that this is not gravel. This is cobbles and boulders...nasty ones!
08-12-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,211
Posted By davester

Many of us Cino virgins would definitely be...

Many of us Cino virgins would definitely be appreciative of you cooking up something. I love the classic and spartan look of those Cino jerseys of years past and would be highly disappointed if there...
08-10-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,211
Posted By davester

I'm excited and gettin' ready! I just have to...

I'm excited and gettin' ready! I just have to loctite the Cinelli's chainring bolts and then dig out my somewhat ratty Wheaties jersey and that should complete the preparations. Looking forward to...
08-10-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,200
Posted By davester

No. Go to the University of Virginia helmet...

No. Go to the University of Virginia helmet testing web page. There are plenty of highly rated helmets that cost around $100 or even less. They won't be as lightweight or as well ventilated or as...
08-10-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,200
Posted By davester

I'll join the chorus of those saying to replace...

I'll join the chorus of those saying to replace helmets every few years. Helmet technology is continually getting more protective and is never quite protective enough for bad crashes. Brain surgery...
08-06-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By davester

Ah yes, this is an issue. I deal with it in two...

Ah yes, this is an issue. I deal with it in two ways: 1) I screw that cap on as tight as I can without breaking it; 2) I carry a second fresh tube of glue that gets replaced ASAP after I start using...
08-06-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By davester

You forgot the fourth major ingredient, which is...

You forgot the fourth major ingredient, which is sanding off the mould-release compound that coats the outside of the tube before applying the glue. If you don't do this, the patch WILL fail.
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