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10-04-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By 63rickert

You have a physiatrist. There aren't that many of...

You have a physiatrist. There aren't that many of them. Best person for this problem. Good.
10-04-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By 63rickert

Steerer tube paint was less exposed to sun, did...

Steerer tube paint was less exposed to sun, did not fade as much as remainder of bike. Matching to touch up in middle of a color field is much more revealing than getting a match for full repaint.
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10-04-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By 63rickert

Yes. I can only speak with certainty for 1973,...

Yes. I can only speak with certainty for 1973, when I unpacked a shipment. My belief is this was not unusual. Shipping was always a factor but not that big. Way easier to sell the bikes when...
10-03-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By 63rickert

Make it smaller from both ends. Olde English...

Make it smaller from both ends. Olde English could have 90 and 95mm of bottom bracket drop. Toe clips will scrape a lot on the pavement when walking the bike. Tail of front derailleur may hit chain...
10-03-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By 63rickert

Pretty much all top shelf builders were happy to...

Pretty much all top shelf builders were happy to sell complete bikes. Italian completes were always particularly nice, many fine details few shops could hope to match. Often unobtainium small bits...
09-27-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By 63rickert

That you can ride 30 or 40 minutes is extremely...

That you can ride 30 or 40 minutes is extremely encouraging. If you do that regularly and it is a positive experience keep going. Minor upper back and shoulder stress is normal for cycling. If...
09-25-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,331
Posted By 63rickert

Really absurd assertions such as when a bike lane...

Really absurd assertions such as when a bike lane is immediately adjacent to curb and sidewalk a cyclist must pay attention to what is on the sidewalk. Absurd assertions such as when trapped in a...
09-24-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,331
Posted By 63rickert

The photograph I quoted showed a floating parking...

The photograph I quoted showed a floating parking lane with nothing but sedans. Haven't seen anything like that in decades. It was far easier to ride in the city when sedans were the dominant motor...
09-22-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By 63rickert

Thought so. Do you see the pattern of...

Thought so.

Do you see the pattern of behavior yet? Your doctors are backing off because they know you aren't listening. You will listen when you bring them something big and expensive and nothing...
09-21-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,331
Posted By 63rickert

How do you find an urban street with no trucks...

How do you find an urban street with no trucks and no SUVs? Glad your Garmin picks up the vehicle moving near you in a sea of vehicles. Does the Garmin also advise the driver you are there when he...
09-21-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,331
Posted By 63rickert

Around here there might be one or two car lengths...

Around here there might be one or two car lengths left open before the intersection. When the intersection is with an alley it will be zero. Let me repeat. Bike cannot see motor vehicles operating...
09-21-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,331
Posted By 63rickert

The lanes I m referencing no one ever gets near...

The lanes I m referencing no one ever gets near 21mph. Occasionally food delivery messengers totally on the edge might get above 15.
09-21-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By 63rickert

Are you 16 years old? Hamstring pull bad enough...

Are you 16 years old? Hamstring pull bad enough for a doctor visit in July and you are doing centuries plural and intervals by September? If you push yourself all the time with no restraint yes you...
09-20-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,331
Posted By 63rickert

Try to imagine an urban situation. Just try. In a...

Try to imagine an urban situation. Just try. In a single city block there may be an alley and two driveways. Plus the intersection at end of block. The bike lane is to right of parking lane. The...
09-18-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By 63rickert

Easiest bike to mount and dismount is the Biria...

Easiest bike to mount and dismount is the Biria Easy Boarding.

https://biria.com

They are good bikes. Dunno about shifters, that can all be changed out. As odd as the bike looks they are very...
09-17-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By 63rickert

Vegas Triker @ 12 above refers to a Sheldon Brown...

Vegas Triker @ 12 above refers to a Sheldon Brown page. Which relays current ETRTO guidance. Yes, a 15mm internal rim takes a 32mm tire. The ETRTO guidance is the range where absolutely nothing might...
09-17-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,229
Posted By 63rickert

The suggested bars @ #16 above, or anything...

The suggested bars @ #16 above, or anything similar, will do the job.

On any handlebar, pull on the handlebar. Do not passively lean on the bar. Be active when you ride. No need to weight the bar...
09-15-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,331
Posted By 63rickert

Since bike lanes went in downtown the amount of...

Since bike lanes went in downtown the amount of bike traffic has dropped sharply. Maybe a quarter of what is was. Outside of downtown general bike use has increased enormously.

We used to see old...
09-10-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By 63rickert

Curiouser and curiouser. I am going back to you...

Curiouser and curiouser. I am going back to you broke the Trek calculator. Something just does not add up here.

The bike in the photos is not too big. Possibly on the large side but not out of...
09-10-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By 63rickert

70" tall human does not have a 76" wingspan. Last...

70" tall human does not have a 76" wingspan. Last photo shows leg at darn near lockout with foot angled down to stretch to pedal. The object is not to have a 'slight bend' in knee, the object is to...
09-08-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By 63rickert

No one is answering so I will take a stab at it....

No one is answering so I will take a stab at it. Seems like an honest question. I've done a couple short test rides on other peoples RTPs. I have a lot of miles on the Snoqualmie Pass tires, which...
09-02-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By 63rickert

The other readily US available paint that is...

The other readily US available paint that is really good is OneShot as used by sign painters. Commonly used for lining and lettering, perfectly good for doing the whole frame. Everybody flinches at...
09-01-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By 63rickert

I do not know what Mercian and Argos are using...

I do not know what Mercian and Argos are using currently. Paint industry has changed enormously in recent years. Twenty or seventy years ago I could give you some idea how it worked. Paint in England...
09-01-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By 63rickert

1950s? British? What is called "level and smooth...

1950s? British? What is called "level and smooth it out" above is called thixotropicity in the trade. All half good paint is thixotropic to some extent. The most self-leveling paint ever to exist was...
08-31-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By 63rickert

I know a different gospel than others here. Went...

I know a different gospel than others here. Went to different schools. Pain in back of knees - saddle too far back. Pain in front of knees - saddle too far forward.

Pulling a hamstring sprinting...
08-30-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By 63rickert

Dawes of Birmingham was English and very...

Dawes of Birmingham was English and very traditional. Built with all-English parts way longer than was reasonable. They paid no attention whatever to fashion. They were not interested in criteriums....
08-30-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By 63rickert

Switching to a drastically shorter crank, say...

Switching to a drastically shorter crank, say going from 170 to 150 only requires putting the saddle up 2 to 5mm.

The other factor is bottom bracket height. It varies a lot. With shorter cranks...
08-30-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By 63rickert

Switching to a drastically shorter crank, say...

Switching to a drastically shorter crank, say going from 170 to 150 only requires putting the saddle up 2 to 5mm.

The other factor is bottom bracket height. It varies a lot. With shorter cranks...
08-30-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By 63rickert

You broke the Trek calculator. Humans do not have...

You broke the Trek calculator. Humans do not have more than 50% of body height in inseam. Those who get close to 50% are long-legged women. So there is measuring problem here.

Assuming the...
08-30-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By 63rickert

Experience of riders switching from 170mm to...

Experience of riders switching from 170mm to 150mm cranks is no change in ratios is required. Gears used are same as before. A 5mm change is unlikely to do much at all.

BFC above has it correct. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,566
Posted By 63rickert

I have bikes in use with rims as old as I am....

I have bikes in use with rims as old as I am. Have taken many rims to 20,000 miles. The causes for cracks are simple. Spoke is too tight or spokes are unevenly tensioned and some spokes are working...
08-29-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By 63rickert

Pedal is not even all the way down and the leg is...

Pedal is not even all the way down and the leg is already overextended. Ankle is stretching to reach the pedal. Hips are visibly rocking because foot will not make it to bottom of pedal stroke...
08-29-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,175
Posted By 63rickert

Just measured a Rema patch kit. 7cm by 3.5cm by...

Just measured a Rema patch kit. 7cm by 3.5cm by 2cm. For the metrically challenged that is 2.8" by 1.4" by 0.8". A bit over 3 cubic inches.

Use tires you can get off the rim. Preferably without...
08-26-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By 63rickert

Gravel bike. Current MTB are designed for extreme...

Gravel bike. Current MTB are designed for extreme trails, no trails, hardcore riding. South Florida?

Wolfchild is right, get one that is happy with either wheel.

Some gravel bikes are still...
08-24-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,383
Posted By 63rickert

OP is very correct that most riders like clipless...

OP is very correct that most riders like clipless immediately and it is a very good system.

There are other ways to skin a cat. I was a very late adopter, went clipless in 1988. Was racing CX...
08-21-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 885
Posted By 63rickert

If you ever had a fresh tire still reeking of...

If you ever had a fresh tire still reeking of solvent you would know what aging tires was about. Tubulars sell slowly, nearly all will have months of aging before reaching point of sale. If it smells...
08-17-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,899
Posted By 63rickert

You are free to believe anything you wish. This...

You are free to believe anything you wish. This all occurred in 1999 and 2000. At which time it was still possible to get live people on the phone and on a few occasions UPS workers called me. That...
08-17-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,899
Posted By 63rickert

UPS lost a bike I shipped. It was insured. I...

UPS lost a bike I shipped. It was insured. I spent six months trying to find it, talked to dozens of UPS employees who understood it was a custom bike and I wanted it. They wanted to help. Some had...
08-15-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 885
Posted By 63rickert

If getting only 300 miles on any tire something...

If getting only 300 miles on any tire something is wrong. As usual not nearly enough information to even guess what the problem might be. Instead a starting point for bashing tubulars one more time....
08-15-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By 63rickert

635 and 622 are the most common sizes there ever...

635 and 622 are the most common sizes there ever were. Not rare, not obscure. The difference between the two is readily eyeballed. Only in Exceptionalistan is anyone confused. Yes, they can both be...
08-13-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,558
Posted By 63rickert

Here is a Santa Cruz being 4210 tested. Watch it...

Here is a Santa Cruz being 4210 tested. Watch it flex:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgjCDgOytE0

I hope you can see that. That is plenty visible, not only visible to Superman and his X-Ray...
08-11-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,558
Posted By 63rickert

The LHT is a truck. Marginally better than a...

The LHT is a truck. Marginally better than a truck is not a big recommendation.

For very heavy riders what is available is better than it has ever been. For the rest of us, we get to choose from...
08-09-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,558
Posted By 63rickert

At the top end even Cannondale gives some small...

At the top end even Cannondale gives some small attention to these issues. Lower down the line, where everyday riders do need and want comfort, the frames are all massively overbuilt. What you call ...
08-08-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,558
Posted By 63rickert

What you are responding to is not frame material,...

What you are responding to is not frame material, it is frame design. You can observe that tires of 25, 28, 38mm are different. Frame tubes of 25, 28, 38mm are different too. An old Vitus aluminum...
08-07-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,724
Posted By 63rickert

What would not have occurred in '87 or earlier...

What would not have occurred in '87 or earlier would be a ride populated mainly by guys in their 50s and 60s. There were older guys who rode but past 40 was quite unusual. Go back to 70s and the...
08-07-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,724
Posted By 63rickert

Black Alpina spokes were available in early 80s....

Black Alpina spokes were available in early 80s. Not sure when first offered, I built with them in '82.
08-05-22, 02:19 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,558
Posted By 63rickert

Anyone interested in frame compliance should look...

Anyone interested in frame compliance should look up video of ISO 4210 frame testing. You don't need me to find that, you need a search bar. And you will see that all frames move around quite a bit....
08-04-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,558
Posted By 63rickert

You've not done the experiment with a grands...

You've not done the experiment with a grands flasques hub.

Some can get even tension by tone. Most using that technique don't. Off the top of my head Ron Boi, Davey Danek, Ike Safter built uniform...
08-02-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,558
Posted By 63rickert

Take a ride on a wheel with a really high flange...

Take a ride on a wheel with a really high flange hub like a Prior. You will feel the difference. If you do the comparison test with two flat rims you will feel it more. Tall rims remove so much feel...
08-02-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,558
Posted By 63rickert

I build wheels. Yes, wheels can change how a bike...

I build wheels. Yes, wheels can change how a bike rides and rim height is part of that. Yes, taller rims are much stiffer. Find an antique flat section tubular rim and you can flex it with your...
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