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07-28-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By davester

Hmmm. It's the weekend before I head off for...

Hmmm. It's the weekend before I head off for Cino. I might have to attend this one, probably riding the Cinelli.
07-22-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 865
Posted By davester

I think that's inaccurate. Old Campy derailleurs...

I think that's inaccurate. Old Campy derailleurs were designed to shift low tooth count close-ratio racing cogsets. For that function they were superlative and, as long as the pivots have not worn...
07-20-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By davester

...and the Trek 720 didn't even exist then!

...and the Trek 720 didn't even exist then!
07-20-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,184
Posted By davester

PT may not have helped you avoid surgery, but for...

PT may not have helped you avoid surgery, but for many of us it has worked tremendously. I had a bad torn meniscus from playing soccer + running a few years ago. It got to the point where I could...
07-20-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By davester

Extra credit for shots with the moon in the...

Extra credit for shots with the moon in the background! (it's the anniversary of Neil Armstrong's moonwalk).
07-16-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By davester

Wowza! You stole that bike!

Wowza! You stole that bike!
07-16-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,251
Posted By davester

I find it a little odd that Japan is winning this...

I find it a little odd that Japan is winning this poll. Although they were a major manufacturing force during the bike boom, the mass of japanese bikes that were created had little or nothing to do...
07-15-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,002
Posted By davester

Based on observations I've made at Eroica and the...

Based on observations I've made at Eroica and the information on this timeline Velo-Retro: Cinelli Timeline (http://www.velo-retro.com/cinellitline.html), 1974 is the first year with water bottle...
07-14-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 342
Posted By davester

That is a terrific touring bike. It is identical...

That is a terrific touring bike. It is identical to the Miyata 610. $100 in anywhere near decent condition is an outright steal. Run, don't walk, to get this bike.
07-14-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,002
Posted By davester

I will be bringing a finely crafted Italian...

I will be bringing a finely crafted Italian bicycle built by the one and only Cino Cinelli. The gearing is a little stiff for hillclimbing but Rule #5!
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07-13-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,002
Posted By davester

It's a little difficult to tell whether Rule #5...

It's a little difficult to tell whether Rule #5 is being complied with. Doc looks a little too comfortable and relaxed to me. Perhaps if he removed that inner chainring and mounted a corncob in the...
07-13-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By davester

In case lubing doesn't work, note that after...

In case lubing doesn't work, note that after failing to revive the pump leather on one of my three Silca Impero pumps with multiple attempts at lubing and conditioning, I decided to replace the...
07-01-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 10,571
Posted By davester

OK, I just laid out the big bucks for a ticket...

OK, I just laid out the big bucks for a ticket too. If you desire, I'm sure we could jam you and the bike in the car on Monday to drive over to the bottom of the hill.
07-01-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 10,571
Posted By davester

Yippee! I just snagged another victim...er ah,...

Yippee! I just snagged another victim...er ah, sucker...I mean enthusiastic rider. My very longtime (since 1976) cycling buddy Thor (aka The Mighty Thor) has agreed to a road trip and will be riding...
06-30-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By davester

Chains are cheap. I would replace the chain and...

Chains are cheap. I would replace the chain and only worry about replacing the freewheel if it starts skipping with the new chain.
06-29-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By davester

Sure looks like that black spacer is narrower...

Sure looks like that black spacer is narrower than the others, which would explain the problem. Perhaps someone who didn't know what they were doing assembled the freewheel. The obvious solutions toe...
06-29-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 10,571
Posted By davester

What time do folks typically arrive there?...

What time do folks typically arrive there? (barring crashes and disastrous mechanical breakdowns that is)
06-29-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 10,571
Posted By davester

I'm in! Now I get to hang out with the cool kids....

I'm in! Now I get to hang out with the cool kids. Still have to work out transportation and lodgings, but I will be riding. Plan A is to fly in and get a rental car. However, if I can find someone to...
06-25-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,605
Posted By davester

This is the overriding truth! Exercise and eating...

This is the overriding truth! Exercise and eating healthy (and not too much) are the fountain of youth. Many americans seem to equate old age with being disabled and decrepit. That is a false...
06-23-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By davester

What genejockey said. Also, a chain wear checker...

What genejockey said. Also, a chain wear checker tool (Park and Pedro's make good ones) can check your chain in 5 seconds. Barring that you can use a steel ruler to measure 24 links of a taut chain...
06-23-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,985
Posted By davester

This is definitely not true for everybody. My...

This is definitely not true for everybody. My understanding is that a Pro is a racing saddle designed for down-in-the-drops riding whereas a B-17 is a touring saddle designed for more upright...
06-23-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,985
Posted By davester

Unlike the Brooks Pro, which I have found both...

Unlike the Brooks Pro, which I have found both uncomfortable and almost impossible to break in, I find that B-17s break in relatively quickly. In addition, I have found that they are pretty...
06-22-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By davester

Perhaps I misstated that. The outer surface of...

Perhaps I misstated that. The outer surface of the chrome washers were flat on the early shifters. I think the inner surfaces were convex. However, it may be that the convexity wasn't the same for...
06-22-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By davester

Early Campy downtube shifters came with flat...

Early Campy downtube shifters came with flat outer washers while later ones came with convex/conical outer washers. I wonder if the levers themselves have different dimensions and you are trying to...
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06-21-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 949
Posted By davester

I've got three stick shift cars...a 1971 MGBGT,...

I've got three stick shift cars...a 1971 MGBGT, and 1965 Austin Healey Sprite, and a 2006 BMW 330Ci. The Sprite has a crashbox (i.e. no syncromesh in first gear).

That said, my next car purchase...
06-17-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,091
Posted By davester

When I reached 65 I signed up for, and...

When I reached 65 I signed up for, and subsequently rode, the Markleeville Deathride so I'd have to ride double my age (130 miles) and more than double my age in hundreds of feet (16,000 feet). That...
06-17-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By davester

Silca Impero restoration

I have a very old Silca Impero on my Cooper that has been slipping in performance over the last couple of years. It is now to the point that when I push in the plunger it often goes all the way to...
06-16-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By davester

Hi thook , I don't see the link you appear to be...

Hi thook , I don't see the link you appear to be directing me to.

The previous comments about 14T rule of thumb are interesting. I've never heard such a thing but wish I had before buying and...
06-16-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By davester

I'm pretty sure that it's a NOS sedisport, which...

I'm pretty sure that it's a NOS sedisport, which was if I recall correctly is a bushingless relatively flexible chain. Nevertheless, a 9-speed chain will definitely be skinnier and adding that...
06-16-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By davester

I use zefal/christophe toe clips and straps. The...

I use zefal/christophe toe clips and straps. The biggest issue with these is that the L/XL size that is needed for my size 9.5USA feet are a little rare so you need to look around for them. Aeons ago...
06-16-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By davester

OK, good advice so far. Keep it coming! My...

OK, good advice so far. Keep it coming! My thoughts on the suggestions so far:

I don't think removing chainring metal is going to help given where the chain hits would mean removing a lot of metal...
06-15-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By davester

Half-step + granny fail! Help please.

I'm trying to set up my Raleigh "International" as a worthy touring bike. It came with an Ofmega 50-46-30 triple and Suntour Winner 14-30 6-speed cluster. So, I did a careful gear charting and...
06-15-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 606
Posted By davester

There is no way to tell which is better based on...

There is no way to tell which is better based on that list because some of those are just brands that each have a multiplicity of models from low end to very high end. Also, even the ones with model...
06-15-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,332
Posted By davester

Frankly, I don't trust their measurements to be...

Frankly, I don't trust their measurements to be representative of real world conditions since they use a diamond-plate roller surface. That is unlikely to give an accurate assessment of the energy...
06-15-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 540
Posted By davester

I messed around with beer cans and thin stock...

I messed around with beer cans and thin stock sheet metal but it can be difficult to get the exact thickness you need. For the correct fit, go here:...
06-12-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,991
Posted By davester

All bike chains have the same link length (1") so...

All bike chains have the same link length (1") so this is not an issue.
06-12-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,781
Posted By davester

I think he's talking about these:...

I think he's talking about these: https://www.evo.com/reviews/bike/best-flat-pedal-mtb-shoes . This (Five-Tens) is what I use on my MTB.
06-10-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,717
Posted By davester

There's Cino, but that's in Montana and I've...

There's Cino, but that's in Montana and I've heard that it has more gravel than Eroica. I did pose this exact same question about seven years ago and someone on the forum responded "why don't you...
06-10-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 786
Posted By davester

Why would they do that? You're asking for the...

Why would they do that? You're asking for the absurd. I don't think that there are any electronic devices out that have "waterproof" ratings. They all have various water resistance ratings, with the...
06-10-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 786
Posted By davester

Maybe you're running an obsolete phone. All...

Maybe you're running an obsolete phone. All iPhones and many other brands have been waterproof for years. Also, you can get them for much less than $1,000. Battery life can be an issue, though I find...
06-10-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,342
Posted By davester

Wow, that bike has CLEARANCE! What width tires...

Wow, that bike has CLEARANCE! What width tires are you running on there? It looks beautiful...hope you don't mind getting it muddied up.

Unless you have legs like tree trunks you will definitely...
06-10-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 786
Posted By davester

Be aware that the accuracy of GPS speed readings...

Be aware that the accuracy of GPS speed readings is highly dependent on a clear view of the sky and the number of satellites that are currently above the horizon. Also, readings are slightly delayed...
06-05-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,904
Posted By davester

This is doubly confusing. Is this asking whether...

This is doubly confusing. Is this asking whether we want it to be a subforum of this subforum ow whether we want it to exist at all.. Currently it is a subform of the forum, not a subforum.

Also,...
06-04-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By davester

When you're racing, it's important to have your...

When you're racing, it's important to have your legs spinning the cranks at the most efficient rate (called cadence). With wide gaps between gears the optimum rate may be between two gears and...
06-03-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 806
Posted By davester

My view is that the frame is scrap. The strength...

My view is that the frame is scrap. The strength of that top tube has been highly compromised and could potentially fail when you least expect it too.
06-03-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,320
Posted By davester

Your link does not support your statement...

Your link does not support your statement because: 1) there is no comparison to RH tires on that website; 2) their rolling resistance measurements are on a diamond-plate roller, which is of...
05-31-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,507
Posted By davester

1. I'm colorblind. 2. That's all I could...

1. I'm colorblind.

2. That's all I could find at the time that would fit.

3. There are much nicer gum hoods on it now.
05-31-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,507
Posted By davester

Ten years ago I was doing what I do now, riding...

Ten years ago I was doing what I do now, riding in the countryside on the weekends and participating in various century rides on my 30-year-old (now 40-year-old) Ron Cooper.

However, there were a...
05-27-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,228
Posted By davester

Velominati Rule #5 I believe.

Velominati Rule #5 I believe.
05-27-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 10,571
Posted By davester

Hmmm. That's a nice offer! I might want to take...

Hmmm. That's a nice offer! I might want to take you up on that since all the flights to Kalispell appear to be on puddle jumpers that I'm guessing can't take bikes. If I could make it a weekend trip...
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