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08-11-22, 07:52 PM
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Posted By 79pmooney

I don't hang out much in this thread though I...

I don't hang out much in this thread though I qualified 4 years ago. This post reminded me I joined some forumites for a 40 mile (total) out and back a month ago. I dislike driving to rides so I...
08-11-22, 11:21 AM
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Posted By 79pmooney

My first flat since returning to sewups was a...

My first flat since returning to sewups was a slow one, just fast enough to make the tire useless. I could clamp the tire behind the valve in my smooth jawed bench vise and walk the circumference...
08-11-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 605
Posted By 79pmooney

Sadly, as others said above, re-building this...

Sadly, as others said above, re-building this wheel is poorly spent money. If the rim is in good shape,you could save it and have a new wheel built with it, new spokes and new or used hub. If it...
08-10-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 923
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny! This debate over brim length. Obvious...

Funny! This debate over brim length. Obvious (to me anyway) the optimum brim is like the optimum stem. Completely dependent on how you ride. Saying you're wrong and I'm right - pretty pointless. ...
08-10-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,265
Posted By 79pmooney

The other approach - buy an early to mid '80s...

The other approach - buy an early to mid '80s sport bike (Japanese or the like; once the Japanese paved the way, virtually all the major players got on board with similar tubing. threads, fits, etc)....
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 286
Posted By 79pmooney

Lee, Morgan ... And don't even the most macho...

Lee, Morgan ... And don't even the most macho roosters start off as chicks?
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 286
Posted By 79pmooney

My touring days were many moons ago. I never saw...

My touring days were many moons ago. I never saw fellow cyclos. (My two "big" rides were Boston to Windsor, Canada and Minneapolis to Saginaw, MI. Early/Mid-'70s.) Camped solo on usually private...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 584
Posted By 79pmooney

My thought is that your seat looks a lot higher...

My thought is that your seat looks a lot higher than I would want Your leg is going near straight at max extension. I like to keep a lot of knee bend. I rode seat heights like yours before racing....
08-09-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By 79pmooney

My thought here was also the shoe. My feet have...

My thought here was also the shoe. My feet have issues with my foot sliding forward and jamming my toes into the toe box, stumping toenail growth. I try out new cycling shoes by standing at the...
08-09-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 521
Posted By 79pmooney

From a competition aspect, this was figured out...

From a competition aspect, this was figured out 120 years ago. Lightweight leather shoes with rigid soles and blocks underneath with a slot the pedal rattrap slid into. Pull toestrap tight and it's...
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 522
Posted By 79pmooney

Music IS distortion, harmonics and all kinds of...

Music IS distortion, harmonics and all kinds of dirty stuff. (Well, flutes played very cleanly are pretty close to a pure tone.) For the most part, we celebrate all the "stuff" complex instruments...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By 79pmooney

Caution on 2K if it is an Imron paint - don't...

Caution on 2K if it is an Imron paint - don't count on a charcoal filter. They do not stop all the bad stuff. You have to have good outside air to breath.

All this was common knowledge in...
08-08-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By 79pmooney

You're in Seattle. Call around and see what...

You're in Seattle. Call around and see what shops have a changing room so you can try shorts on. That will tell you far more than we can.
08-08-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,645
Posted By 79pmooney

I have and use both the Zephal and Minoura WB...

I have and use both the Zephal and Minoura WB mounts with clean SS straps and no fastener on the backside. Both do have black plastic mounts that raise the cage considerably. Pluses - they work...
08-08-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By 79pmooney

Out of the box suggestion here. (My apologies if...

Out of the box suggestion here. (My apologies if this is already mentioned. I haven't read the posts.) A travel agent. That would multiply cable pull (and force required). I don't know how you would...
08-08-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,645
Posted By 79pmooney

You know. with care, I bet virtually all loose...

You know. with care, I bet virtually all loose rivnuts could be epoxied and used a long time. Getting the area clean would be a challenge. I'd start a screw after epoxying and also set a thin layer...
08-08-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,645
Posted By 79pmooney

It's really simple. You are supposed to be...

It's really simple. You are supposed to be drinking at the bar or riding your bike, but not both at the same time. (Says he who hasn't had a HB mount cage in a very long time. Not since my pump...
08-08-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,645
Posted By 79pmooney

My two TiCycles ti frames have three sets each of...

My two TiCycles ti frames have three sets each of bottle mount rivnuts. 2008 and 2011. Haven't had a single issue and the bottom, under the DT cage goes on and off for hot and long rides. The...
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 522
Posted By 79pmooney

I never understood wanting my music to sound like...

I never understood wanting my music to sound like vinyl. When I was college bound and buying decent audio equipment (I lived outside Boston, 1970, the heyday of AR, Advent, KLH, Bose, etc.) I knew...
08-08-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By 79pmooney

There's another aspect to "fast" frames' Frames...

There's another aspect to "fast" frames' Frames that feel "fast" or "race" inspire greater effort. More effort, faster times.

I just picked up a Pro Miyata frame from a forumite and set it up...
08-07-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 288,243
Posted By 79pmooney

Couldn't you do Diablo Scott's trick of deleting...

Couldn't you do Diablo Scott's trick of deleting one section between spoke holes at the rim seam? (Make mess of the scissors but could come in very handy in the field.) Or do you risk integrity...
08-07-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 288,243
Posted By 79pmooney

I just ordered the Sunlite equivalent from Bike...

I just ordered the Sunlite equivalent from Bike Berry. (I try to avoid Amazon and will happily spend a buck or two more to have my money go elsewhere.) I actually have one sweet steel spoon lever...
08-07-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By 79pmooney

It seems to me that you could run any IGH or...

It seems to me that you could run any IGH or single speed hub in a vertically dropped CF frame if you used a simple tensioner. Or a rear derailleur locked in one position. I haven't done this but I...
08-07-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By 79pmooney

And joking - this is an English thread! Every...

And joking - this is an English thread! Every word of it. In fact, other countries are referenced by their English spellings. (I'm going for a ride. I clearly need it.)
08-07-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By 79pmooney

That assumes logic in the bike world. Not a safe...

That assumes logic in the bike world. Not a safe assumption. Bike standards were all over the place until the '70s and '80s when the Japanese took the best of that was out there (with minor...
08-07-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,787
Posted By 79pmooney

But ... if you have accumulated the crashes I...

But ... if you have accumulated the crashes I have over a lifetime of riding yo may have picked up a share of collarbone, shoulder and neck injuries. Doing a proper turn of head for me is...
08-07-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,787
Posted By 79pmooney

I won't use an eyeglass mounted mirror for the...

I won't use an eyeglass mounted mirror for the simple reason that I wear expensive prescriptions. Ir the mirror hits something. I do not want my glasses damaged (and I have learned the hard way that...
08-07-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By 79pmooney

Several comments. 1) Axle length isn't a magic...

Several comments. 1) Axle length isn't a magic number. It should be long enough to fit into the dropout, mostly to keep the hair on your head from going grey and falling out. Once your...
08-07-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,787
Posted By 79pmooney

For me, it will always be a helmet mirror. It's...

For me, it will always be a helmet mirror. It's a better mirror than I have in my car. (Yes, I do have better visibility in the car but it takes all three mirrors to get there.) Personally, things...
08-06-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By 79pmooney

Cycle Oregon's come up with a goathead solution...

Cycle Oregon's come up with a goathead solution that, while not perfect, makes life far better. In the early morning they send a street sweeper around the route. Few appreciate it because they didn't...
08-06-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 862
Posted By 79pmooney

Question - is this a place where a Wolf Tooth...

Question - is this a place where a Wolf Tooth hanger extender can be used? I thought that was what they were for. (But what do I know. I'm still at 28 teeth and downsizing chainrings.)
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Views: 449
Posted By 79pmooney

What this bike will do very well is serve as a...

What this bike will do very well is serve as a fendered commuter with either fix gear or single speed. It could well be one of the bikes in my line of 5 frames. Peugeot UO-8, nice Japanese sport...
08-06-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 527
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes. I use toeclips and straps on all my fix...

Yes. I use toeclips and straps on all my fix gear bikes. I never want want to pull a foot out on a 40+ mph descent. Never. That will have that foot or achilles heel or calf damaged for life by...
08-06-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By 79pmooney

I forgot in my post above what I do each spoke. ...

I forgot in my post above what I do each spoke. I poke the nipple driver with spoke through, push the spoke into it, turn the driver until the nipple is fully started, push the spoke into a bend...
08-06-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By 79pmooney

Thanks Andy. I'm still 9-speed and still...

Thanks Andy. I'm still 9-speed and still friction. Went Campy because I will never ride those brake lever operated shifters. For this guy who firmly rests his fingers on the lever side to steady...
08-05-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 527
Posted By 79pmooney

You say your foot slips out. Why ? Because you...

You say your foot slips out. Why ? Because you pull back and the strap isn't tight enough to hold your foot? Does the strap stretch? Or slip in the buckle? Break? Do you tighten the strap after...
08-05-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By 79pmooney

Nipple starters

The trick (and it's both easy and fast) - take a dead spoke of the right diameter and thread, screw a nipple on backwards all the way and tighten a little more with the spoke wrench. Cut the spoke...
08-05-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 599
Posted By 79pmooney

Good grief. There's a lot of talk that the...

Good grief. There's a lot of talk that the guy's riding the wrong sized frame. The right frame 1) allows his best fit (perhaps with unusual stem and post, 2) places the wheels in the right place...
08-04-22, 09:06 PM
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Views: 268,793
Posted By 79pmooney

I forgot when I posted earlier that my Mooney is...

I forgot when I posted earlier that my Mooney is a true fix gear but it is not a single speed at all. It has in fact two or three gears that can be very different. Triple chainline. A triple 1/8"...
08-04-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 599
Posted By 79pmooney

That Laprade is plenty strong I am quite sure. ...

That Laprade is plenty strong I am quite sure. Nice thick walls. So if you hit a hard unexpected bump, nothing will happen except that highly leveraged seatpost end will push the thin-walled tubing...
08-04-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By 79pmooney

Please! Maize and blue, U of M, the Wolverines,...

Please! Maize and blue, U of M, the Wolverines, not the green and white Spartans! (MSU's a good school. No hate there but let's not confuse the two.)
08-04-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny, I wrote the post above, then went riding...

Funny, I wrote the post above, then went riding on a freshly built-up Pro Miyata yesterday on the sweet as-close-to-race 13-26 Sachs FW as my old legs will allow that I picked up slightly used. And...
08-03-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By 79pmooney

Tell us what your bike is and what crankset you...

Tell us what your bike is and what crankset you are using and we might be able to help you more. (Not being able to use bigger than 42 teeth? It's an unusual bike that won't allow bigger with a...
08-03-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By 79pmooney

Doesn't everyone have the spreadsheet where you...

Doesn't everyone have the spreadsheet where you enter the year and month and it outputs the proper tire width? Surely Sheldon's got it on his website. :rolleyes:
08-03-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By 79pmooney

The wear to make a new cog unrideable with a new...

The wear to make a new cog unrideable with a new chain is so little it cannot be seen. (If you can see it, that cog is long past new chain compatibility, like years past.) You are describing the...
08-03-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm staying digital photo illiterate. (Did B & W...

I'm staying digital photo illiterate. (Did B & W in HS, took it to obsession and know I could go there in a flash. Plus I like seeing the world "as is" and not with my imaginary viewfinder over...
08-02-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By 79pmooney

Pro Miyata & thanks to Hazetguy!

The rusted sky blue Pro Miyata Hazetguy posted for sale three weeks ago is up and running. Took it out for 40 flattish miles. Wow! Best race bike I've ever ridden. The ride - no bad habits,...
08-02-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 777
Posted By 79pmooney

Or have just a minor chafe at a hidden point like...

Or have just a minor chafe at a hidden point like an improperly seated housing at the brake lever. (And comment - everyone checks that interface every time they change their brake cable, right? ...
08-02-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By 79pmooney

My Miyata was left outside. Plenty of rust,...

My Miyata was left outside. Plenty of rust, especially where very visible. Middle TT brake guide is gone, the others in tough shape. The bike is heavily decaled and they are in tough shape. Lots...
08-02-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By 79pmooney

I just picked up a Pro Miyata from a forumite. ...

I just picked up a Pro Miyata from a forumite. Ovalized seatstays and fork so sllghtly aero but the bike is pure race. Haven't completely debugged it yet so no real rides but the one fast downhill...
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