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08-09-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
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: 23
Views: 380
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: 462
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: 20
Views: 662
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: 18
Views: 373
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: 44
Views: 873
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: 535
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: 44
Views: 873
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: 44
Views: 873
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: 44
Views: 873
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: 462
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: 623
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: 2,369
Views: 287,738
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: 2,369
Views: 287,738
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: 253
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: 444
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: 444
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: 77
Views: 1,300
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: 77
Views: 1,300
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: 279
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: 77
Views: 1,300
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: 184
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: 819
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.)
Replies: 7
Views: 424
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: 21
Views: 463
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: 307
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: 18
Views: 360
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: 21
Views: 463
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: 307
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: 594
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
Replies: 972
Views: 268,611
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: 594
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: 757
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: 278
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: 287
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: 496
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: 278
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: 232
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: 232
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: 23
Views: 723
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: 492
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: 492
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...
08-01-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By 79pmooney

There are two ways to run tensioners. Like an...

There are two ways to run tensioners. Like an old single pulley derailleur or like one's finger pushing into a too slack fix gear chain. The derailleur one is the better known and all I knew about...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By 79pmooney

Double mittens. Leather outers, wool or...

Double mittens. Leather outers, wool or synthetlc wool-like inners. Pull the inner out when you get to work. Easy. And while riding and it warms up, pull the inners out and ride just the leather...
08-01-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By 79pmooney

If you are running an 1//8" chain you can get a...

If you are running an 1//8" chain you can get a half link to dial in length to the nearest 1/2". (Easy to find. Any bike shop that does much with fix gears or Ace Hardware probably has one. (I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By 79pmooney

He's not running clipless but for those of us who...

He's not running clipless but for those of us who do, yes. I bring my cleat bolts to Ace Hardware and pick a bolt I like closest to 1/4" longer for the aluminum plate I shim with. (6mm)
07-31-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By 79pmooney

Score! But black makes me shudder. ...

Score!

But black makes me shudder. Panniers are the most visible part of a bike by a lot. 1999, I needed new panniers for commuting n Portland. Knew the blue ones I wore out were not helping...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 601
Posted By 79pmooney

IN defense of good rim brakes in the rain - I...

IN defense of good rim brakes in the rain - I rode my 8 month old Mooney down Santa Cruz's Alba Road in a Pacific January storm. Rained hard enough for rivers an inch deep running across the road. ...
07-31-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 586
Posted By 79pmooney

I bet it has happened. You'd be surprised what...

I bet it has happened. You'd be surprised what you see if you do not own a car, live where distances start at three miles and there is no public transportation. (And you live in a place of real...
07-31-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 586
Posted By 79pmooney

I do almost this. Rotate both levers another 25?...

I do almost this. Rotate both levers another 25? degrees clockwise so the front crosses the fork and the rear crosses the chainstay (leaving the lever to be grabbed between chain and seat stays). ...
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