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03-04-24, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By 79pmooney

Don't worry. You'll get over it. Mine happened...

Don't worry. You'll get over it. Mine happened 20 years ago and I made it through with no lasting scars. :)
03-04-24, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By 79pmooney

The author of Oberlin, Ohio to Boston,...

The author of Oberlin, Ohio to Boston, Massachusetts was one school year behind me. A year before, I rode Boston to Detroit to return to school at end of summer. (My apartment mate lived in Detroit.)...
03-03-24, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 648
Posted By 79pmooney

I did my broken seatpost shifts with the saddle...

I did my broken seatpost shifts with the saddle pressed against the small of my back. But I still couldn't manage to stabilize the bike while I pedaled. (Small of my back - it was in my jersey...
03-03-24, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 916
Posted By 79pmooney

This isn't about weight. Those holes are for...

This isn't about weight. Those holes are for cooling. To keep the frame from smoking under a super strong rider who flexes it so much it gets too hot to touch. (You can see that heat took its toll...
03-03-24, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 648
Posted By 79pmooney

Shift ahead of time in back. Then all you have...

Shift ahead of time in back. Then all you have to do is hit the left shifter with your knee. Or, like I did when I broke my seatpost - coast and lean the bike against your thigh, reach down and...
02-29-24, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 414
Posted By 79pmooney

Does anyone know where to get calibration weights...

Does anyone know where to get calibration weights of size, accuracy and cost appropriate for bikes? Say an ounce and a pound or metric items in that ballpark. Also where one could take say a 10...
Forum: Commuting
02-29-24, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By 79pmooney

My choice is none of the above. An older steel...

My choice is none of the above. An older steel frame with horizontal dropouts and clearances for 28c tires and fenders. Dropped handlebars. Caliper brakes that work well in all weather. (Mafac...
02-29-24, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 689
Posted By 79pmooney

It looks to me like the pin go tightened until...

It looks to me like the pin go tightened until the ears hit and chipped the paint. Shouldn't happen. That may well have been done in an attempt to secure a too small post, closing up the whole lug...
02-29-24, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 603
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 For me, the goal is a "happy wheel" that will...

+1 For me, the goal is a "happy wheel" that will give me years and thousands of miles of trouble free riding. And the mix of spoke tensions and trueness, both side to side and roundness depend on...
02-28-24, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By 79pmooney

Try it. You will have to angle the pads down. ...

Try it. You will have to angle the pads down. Watch them carefully as they break in. Will probably need an adjustment once or twice over the life of the pad as it wears. The thin replaceable pads...
02-28-24, 12:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,748
Posted By 79pmooney

Look at this as a matter of priorities. If you...

Look at this as a matter of priorities. If you get everything dialed in , you will be at 100%. Ie, that bike will deliver you to that race finish or ride end as far up the standings or as comfortably...
02-27-24, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By 79pmooney

Thank you, Jim.

Thank you, Jim.
02-26-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,208
Views: 404,219
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes, running the tire scraper facing forward as...

Yes, running the tire scraper facing forward as SJX426;23153743 does both means less happens when a twig follows the tire and the grit, oily water, etc. brushed off blows forward and away from your...
02-25-24, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By 79pmooney

A little off topic here since the topic is what...

A little off topic here since the topic is what happened, not how to reduce damage in the future - it is my solid believe that I heard from good wheel builders years ago and have observed since (and...
02-24-24, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By 79pmooney

I thought this thread was about the lunar lander...

I thought this thread was about the lunar lander that is now tipped over but still "functioning". Had to see what flashing mode on the moon was.
02-23-24, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 503
Posted By 79pmooney

Stuff happens. A large enough and sharp enough...

Stuff happens. A large enough and sharp enough object can defeat any slime you would ever want to put in a tire and ride. I insist on having the capability to get me though such a cut, repair the...
02-23-24, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By 79pmooney

The perfect pressure is what you can do with your...

The perfect pressure is what you can do with your lungs and mouth. Saves reaching for the pump or air from your canister. Probably not a good idea for the immune compromised but I've been doing it...
02-22-24, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By 79pmooney

Memories! I raced briefly out of Boston, '76-'78...

Memories! I raced briefly out of Boston, '76-'78 for NEBC. Biggish club around Boston for the day but only a few strong riders. Best TTer was Peter Mooney who was turning his focus to building bikes...
02-22-24, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By 79pmooney

First question - are you swapping the whole...

First question - are you swapping the whole crankset or just the two inner chainrings? If whole crankset do you know if the crankest you are looking at fits on the bottom bracket you have and in the...
02-22-24, 11:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,322
Posted By 79pmooney

Larry, are those pads the thin replaceable pads...

Larry, are those pads the thin replaceable pads held in the aluminum shoes by a set screw? If yes, go out and by some Koolstop one piece pads (where what you buy is a single, throw away when done,...
02-21-24, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,778
Posted By 79pmooney

Aren't those Mirages sweet shifting? I tried...

Aren't those Mirages sweet shifting? I tried several derailleurs on my 9-speed triple Ti Cycles then one day needed another and pulled out a Mirage I'd picked up in one of Portland's coops. That...
02-20-24, 09:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,721
Posted By 79pmooney

That quick response doesn't surprise me a bit. I...

That quick response doesn't surprise me a bit. I contacted her a few years back, probably after seeing someone on one of her bikes, and she was nearly as quick and I'm in no way a potential...
02-20-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By 79pmooney

I like 'em with quite a few spots. That 32 a day...

I like 'em with quite a few spots. That 32 a day takes up way to much counter space.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-24, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By 79pmooney

I've always simply held a ruler flat against the...

I've always simply held a ruler flat against the undersides of the drop straight and measured up (or down; for me it is always down) to the lever end. Quick and easy.
02-17-24, 05:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,416
Posted By 79pmooney

OK, looks to me like casing damage from a hard...

OK, looks to me like casing damage from a hard impact. Stone maybe? Probably an impact that a quality tire would probably (but not always) brush off but that caused the threads of a layer of cord...
02-15-24, 03:26 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By 79pmooney

I would tweak the mix to go lighter on the wheels...

I would tweak the mix to go lighter on the wheels and rubber since I am a skinny climber (sorta a Sepp Kuss type with much less of an engine and no fast twitch muscles). Those 40 mph sprints. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By 79pmooney

You are describing exactly why I run higher...

You are describing exactly why I run higher pressures. I hate the feeling of "squish" and my days of considering rims expendable on a yearly basis are long gone. (I still run tubes and pinch flats...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-24, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't have an answer on the bead but are you...

I don't have an answer on the bead but are you putting a little air in the tube first? Doing so makes getting it in cleanly a lot easier. And the really simple trick to getting the right amount of...
02-14-24, 08:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 724
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny true story ( long before chain waxing...

Funny true story ( long before chain waxing threads). Post head injury. After my last race ever and the start of re-joining the real world. I visited a dear friend to spend a week collecting...
02-14-24, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By 79pmooney

You can check your work by turning the wheel...

You can check your work by turning the wheel around in either the truing stand if you are using one or the bike. Just make sure the axle is sitting just as as it was before. The rim should sit...
02-14-24, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 724
Posted By 79pmooney

And they are so smooth and bristle-free when you...

And they are so smooth and bristle-free when you take them to bed.

I don't and my chains are the natural dark down there.
02-14-24, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By 79pmooney

The big-big combo - if you like to climb hills...

The big-big combo - if you like to climb hills like I do - always be able to put the chain on big-big and have a couple of links slack. (Easy test: grab a link along the bottom stretch of chain and...
02-14-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7,483
Views: 882,590
Posted By 79pmooney

Tomorrow I have an appointment with Ti Cycles to...

Tomorrow I have an appointment with Ti Cycles to have the Pro Miyata I recently received from Kilroy1988 checked for alignment, dropouts, HS surfaces and have the chain peg boss tapped out. And Dave...
02-13-24, 06:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,638
Posted By 79pmooney

Take it back to the store or contact Trek. ...

Take it back to the store or contact Trek. Sounds like someone screwed up. I don't have a guess as to what happened but I'd give the odds at 80% - mechanic/assembler error and 20% flaw in the...
02-13-24, 06:03 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By 79pmooney

My prediction: (I have no guess as to how soon,...

My prediction: (I have no guess as to how soon, but ...) the day will come that techies in the bike world develop a narrow (25c or less?) tire that is near as low Crr as the wide tires and a narrow...
02-13-24, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 I used to dissemble my Winner FWs, pack the...

+1 I used to dissemble my Winner FWs, pack the bearings in grease and lightly grease the pawls. Add oil as per your method as needed. THey were dead silent until the oil washed the grease away. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-24, 10:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,540
Posted By 79pmooney

I didn't own a car (and very rarely borrowed or...

I didn't own a car (and very rarely borrowed or rented one) till I was in my 30s. With no car payments, no gas, no car taxes and fees and little in insurance, I saved a lot of money. (And spending...
02-12-24, 12:07 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 136,231
Posted By 79pmooney

Not a whole lot ot add here. My system is a mix...

Not a whole lot ot add here. My system is a mix of parts from 1970 to around 15 years ago. Sounds so good in my living room I have no incentive to change anything. Front and rear speakers. The 53 yo...
02-11-24, 03:14 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By 79pmooney

The breakthrough I had summer of 2012 happened on...

The breakthrough I had summer of 2012 happened on a fast and fun descent down Form McKenzie Pass to Sisters, OR on my brand new Jessica. (My avatar pic) I came to a steep, tight and near blind...
02-11-24, 12:49 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By 79pmooney

And yes, the Salmon Koolstop pads own Portland...

And yes, the Salmon Koolstop pads own Portland where wet happens.
02-11-24, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By 79pmooney

Ti frame with steel fork is a sweet combo! My...

Ti frame with steel fork is a sweet combo! My first ti ride, Gwendalf Jone's personal Merlin MTB. Steel fork. (Family reunion ~1990. He's a 2nd cousin.) I knew within a 1/4 mile, this was it! ...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-24, 09:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,540
Posted By 79pmooney

I commuted all year for 6 years in Boston and Ann...

I commuted all year for 6 years in Boston and Ann Arbor without a car. Distances from 3 to 12 miles. Didn't have the "not needed" stuff except those items needed in true snow country that a...
02-10-24, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3,208
Views: 404,219
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding the clincher Vittoria Corsa G+...

I've been riding the clincher Vittoria Corsa G+ since they came out. The exact same tire, only stitched up and glued on is just nicer. Likewise, I cannot say why. And - you can go a size smaller...
02-10-24, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By 79pmooney

+ +1 "Race tight" means your brake lever...

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+1 "Race tight" means your brake lever might survive and race again. (Having the levers themselves mounted "race tight" further improves the odds.) Scarred brake levers were a badge of honor....
02-09-24, 08:17 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,195
Posted By 79pmooney

Takes a little more skill but - drill twice as...

Takes a little more skill but - drill twice as many holes but only half way. Same weight savings and they will still hold water. But if you reconsider after weighing that water, finishing the holes...
02-09-24, 02:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,398
Posted By 79pmooney

A five speed wheel has little enough dish that...

A five speed wheel has little enough dish that you could usually get away with the same spokes throughout the wheel. But the NDS sure looks like a case of starting om the wrong hole and making it...
02-09-24, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you tried suspenders. Regular clip-on...

Have you tried suspenders. Regular clip-on suspenders and tights without bibs work really well. (I actually prefer tights without pads and wear shorts under and simply clip the suspenders to both.)...
02-08-24, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By 79pmooney

I was there while Coral Seas was on its last...

I was there while Coral Seas was on its last days. The oldest (*and non-nuc) carrier. Alameda's favorite. They got treated as hometown royalty when they were in. Enterprise were the new boys in...
02-08-24, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By 79pmooney

Before they retired the Enterprise I could have...

Before they retired the Enterprise I could have rolled 2 miles down the street, boarded and been flown to the Bike Party. Really. Well, they might have just arrested me. USS Enterprise, CVN-65. ...
02-08-24, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By 79pmooney

My take? I'd tap those cups in, build it up and...

My take? I'd tap those cups in, build it up and ride it. Do some hard braking on hills and see if you feel any clicking, Likewise over rough pavement. NO? forget about it. Yes but only once in a...
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