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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 280
Posted By 79pmooney

In a normal traffic start,. I get two tries. ...

In a normal traffic start,. I get two tries. After that I limp across the intersection with a dangling clip, slow down and try again. (High bottom brackets are a huge plus here. $$ savers. The...
05-20-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,765
Posted By 79pmooney

Yup. The old steel wire beaded tires were so much...

Yup. The old steel wire beaded tires were so much faster! And if you run beside it and steady it until it hits a good speed, it may well roll all the way to the bottom.

Now we need to add sewups...
05-20-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 879
Posted By 79pmooney

No comparison at all. Nitric oxide, NO is not...

No comparison at all. Nitric oxide, NO is not found in our atmosphere. That N2 stuff you breath is just the most common molecule on the planet and priced accordingly.
05-19-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 629
Posted By 79pmooney

All my bikes have a rear flasher and most are two...

All my bikes have a rear flasher and most are two AAAs. And I just remembered I carry my cell phone but that's in my pocket. At night, two more flashers on my reflecting vest and a handlebar...
05-19-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 272,986
Posted By 79pmooney

If I get back to a "half to be there on time"...

If I get back to a "half to be there on time" commute situation again and find the good, reliable commuter tubulars, they will go on my winter/rain/city bikes. (Cyclocross in the winter.) I did this...
05-19-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 272,986
Posted By 79pmooney

Well the process has started. (The return to an...

Well the process has started. (The return to an earlier era where they stuck on tires with a substance closely related to the chewing gum under the bleacher seats.)

Laced up a NOS GP4 to an old 32...
05-18-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By 79pmooney

There is one real safety consideration. It is up...

There is one real safety consideration. It is up to you to balance the risks over the hassles you may well run into trying to correct what may have worked for thousands of miles for others. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 280
Posted By 79pmooney

If you use pedals with large pickup tabs, fast...

If you use pedals with large pickup tabs, fast starts and clean pickups isn't hard. Not the cute little triangles barely bigger than small teeth (I'm looking at you, Campy and your Nuevo Record...
05-18-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By 79pmooney

There are devices (Travel Agent for brakes) that...

There are devices (Travel Agent for brakes) that multiply the cable pull. I don't have a name to Google but I've heard people using them on derailleurs. All reports I've heard is that they work very...
05-18-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 857
Posted By 79pmooney

The Mafac brake pads BITD were stoppers. Not far...

The Mafac brake pads BITD were stoppers. Not far off Koolstops, wet or dry. (Yes, somewhat different audio signature.) But requiring us to ride a 35 year old, dried and hard brake pad? That's not...
05-18-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 857
Posted By 79pmooney

I tried the pre-tubeless version. OMG hard to...

I tried the pre-tubeless version. OMG hard to seat that bead properly. Blew one off after spending ridiculous time getting it right. A couple of weeks later I blew both latex tubes in about a 5...
05-18-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 857
Posted By 79pmooney

That's not far off a Clement Del Mondo and that...

That's not far off a Clement Del Mondo and that tire certainly qualifies. It doesn't even look all that different. Granted, I haven't seen a Del Mondo in four decades.
05-17-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 726
Posted By 79pmooney

This brings to mind the great line uttered by...

This brings to mind the great line uttered by Shakepear's Macbeth. "Too pee or not to pee? That is the question." The answer? If you are male and over 65, always "Yes!"
05-17-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,394
Posted By 79pmooney

I like that freewheel! Chains last so much longer...

I like that freewheel! Chains last so much longer when you can have 5 of your favorite cog.

And closer to the topic - I could start a thread on all the crazy things TiCycles has done for me. (Two...
05-16-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 640
Posted By 79pmooney

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,653
Posted By 79pmooney

Regarding the spokes - was there any chance he...

Regarding the spokes - was there any chance he was riding non-metallic ones? The resin of carbon fiber spokes might not be high temperature stuff if it was going on a non-rim brake wheel and no one...
05-15-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,356
Posted By 79pmooney

I would change the opening post slightly to say...

I would change the opening post slightly to say that fix gear riding does all that but the upper body/overall conditioning side of it better. Especially if you take the fix gears into hills. The...
05-15-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,356
Posted By 79pmooney

Ha! When I raced my at rest BP was so low I...

Ha! When I raced my at rest BP was so low I couldn't find my pulse to take it unless I was not recovered/overtrained. I have no idea what my sleeping or just woke BP was. I was a regular platelet...
05-15-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 640
Posted By 79pmooney

Our hands are fully capable of supporting a...

Our hands are fully capable of supporting a considerable amount of weight for long periods of time IF we take care to not pressure several areas with nerves and veins. (Look at the pros. They have a...
05-15-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,143
Posted By 79pmooney

And totally off subject - I cannot tell from the...

And totally off subject - I cannot tell from the photo if that Fuji has plugs in the handlebars. If it doesn't - don't ride it! I don't care what you stuff in there but have something!

When I...
05-15-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,143
Posted By 79pmooney

I look at my best fit as being a triangle. ...

I look at my best fit as being a triangle. Bottom corner is the bottom bracket. Top rear, the seat. Top front, the handlebars. If I have this triangle right, I have the seat located correctly for...
05-14-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm hoping somebody grabs this. I don't need...

I'm hoping somebody grabs this. I don't need another project. This is is my size. A bike I've spent a lot of time around, ridden with and raced against. Priced right. I can even justify same...
05-14-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By 79pmooney

There is a another good reason for going to 700c...

There is a another good reason for going to 700c if you ride in the wet. More fender clearance; hence allowing bigger tires and more tread choices. (I try to buy 27" wheeled bikes as...
05-13-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By 79pmooney

They are not the same! Double bolts have a...

They are not the same! Double bolts have a deeper shoulder to run though the outer ring, spider and some of the inner ring. If you use that with a single, the nut will butt up against the shoulder,...
05-13-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 767
Posted By 79pmooney

So I'm supposed to grease this thread? My...

So I'm supposed to grease this thread? My screen? The keyboard? The mousepad? (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

I use lots of grease on all bike threads. I also like fasteners, especially those...
05-13-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 660
Posted By 79pmooney

No, I was not recommending doing both at once. ...

No, I was not recommending doing both at once. (I've had bikes set up triple where I could but I've also stopped more than a few times when I've tried double shifts with 42-28 jumps.

Another...
05-12-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 660
Posted By 79pmooney

Did you shift both derailleurs at the same time? ...

Did you shift both derailleurs at the same time? 44 to 28 up front is a big drop. Best to do that, then shift in back. Otherwise you are trying tro shift in back while the chain and its slack are...
05-12-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 But, that picture is of a new chainring and...

+1 But, that picture is of a new chainring and one that is very worn. Much more likely is that you cannot see a lot of wear on yours but that there is still enough that a new chain will not run...
05-12-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 809
Posted By 79pmooney

My experience - my first cycling performance...

My experience - my first cycling performance breakthrough was toeclips and straps. Big. Pulling the straps tight. Bigger. A few years later, cycling shoes and cleats. Another big jump. I raced...
05-12-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 468
Posted By 79pmooney

Tell us all you can about the bike (manufacturer,...

Tell us all you can about the bike (manufacturer, model, year), the cranks and the pedals. Pictures will be a help. As said above, there is more than one pedal thread standard. Most bikes now...
05-12-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 Apparently you haven't seen my...

+1


Apparently you haven't seen my comments on them. The TiCycles custom fix gear of my avatar came with one. Inside of 400 miles I was tightening it to get rid of the rattle. For the next...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 976
Posted By 79pmooney

That appears to be a link I have to sign up for. ...

That appears to be a link I have to sign up for. I won't. Could you summarize the article?
05-10-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,161
Posted By 79pmooney

13-19 a corn cob? Nah. I rode all my training...

13-19 a corn cob? Nah. I rode all my training and races in New England on that touring cluster except Smuggler's Notch and up the big one. (Except the flat races where I did use a corn cob.) Post...
05-10-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By 79pmooney

And - shorts were short, freewheels, tiny. ...

And - shorts were short, freewheels, tiny. Minimum length, weight and aerodynamic drag RD housing to offset the maximum length, weight and aero drag brake housings. (I used to fantasize on my 120...
Forum: Foo
05-09-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 515
Posted By 79pmooney

If it were a Klein or Cannondale, the downtube...

If it were a Klein or Cannondale, the downtube could be modified to suit. In my sewup days, I carried a 2nd metal Velox patch kit. Hub cone epoxied to the lid, holes punched into the ends. Screwed...
05-09-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,724
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm reading a book written by a WW2 bomber...

I'm reading a book written by a WW2 bomber tailgunner. In the chapter I read last night, he talked of donning his "kit" - lots of warm clothes with his air suit over. So "kits " were the thing...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,126
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding good flapped fenders forever. A...

I've been riding good flapped fenders forever. A billion years ago, good bike shops carried the English made Blummel fenders with their deep front flap. In several years, I'd replace the now tired...
05-09-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By 79pmooney

69 here. My mom stopped riding at 86. So I have...

69 here. My mom stopped riding at 86. So I have no excuse for not gong the next 17 years. All my bikes are good for that distance easily. (And I need to get some miles on that Peter Mooney. New...
05-09-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By 79pmooney

I buy new bikes (actually just custom frames)...

I buy new bikes (actually just custom frames) when there is something I want to do that my current bikes do not do well. (My first ti custom to be the sweet riding ti bike that fits like a dream;...
05-09-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By 79pmooney

If you have an REI, Dick's Sporting Goods or...

If you have an REI, Dick's Sporting Goods or other outdoor store nearby, go tho their customer service. Backpacks use the same or very close clips.

I keep a Speedy Stitcher on hand for all sorts...
05-08-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 655
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 I say they are as different as faces. No, I...

+1 I say they are as different as faces. No, I haven't made a formal study but I have been observing what works for folk for most of 50 years. In my racing days, I did a long! ride with a...
05-08-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By 79pmooney

Only tangentially related, but timely. Got my...

Only tangentially related, but timely. Got my Mooney back from paint, built it up and wanted to go for a ride. The pump! It had sported a Zephal HP from day one, later an HPX using the same...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 628
Posted By 79pmooney

I went to the Cycle Oregon Kickoff Party that...

I went to the Cycle Oregon Kickoff Party that January and learned that it was hitting Crater Lake from the north that December. Also course profile-wise, an excellent one to do fix gear. (Few long...
05-08-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By 79pmooney

I did that ride a few times on my Peter Mooney...

I did that ride a few times on my Peter Mooney but, sadly, it was neither classic nor vintage at the time. Early '80s as a quite new bike. I lived in Alameda (the island) and did it as a day ride,...
05-07-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,306
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you selected your new crankset yet? Until...

Have you selected your new crankset yet? Until you do you do not know that spindle length and taper type you need. (There are two different taper standards, ISO and JIS. You will probably be dealing...
05-07-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 559
Posted By 79pmooney

If it's not bike cables and housing, I grab my...

If it's not bike cables and housing, I grab my straight edged cutter pliers. Too big or tough for those? The bolt cutters. (Used to race sailboats. I cut 1/8" SS wire, both 1X19 and the flexy...
05-07-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 559
Posted By 79pmooney

I have the Shimano cutters and have been cutting...

I have the Shimano cutters and have been cutting the housings also with them. Apparently I've broken some law and they now are trash but I haven't noticed and plan to continue this practice for the...
05-07-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 559
Posted By 79pmooney

Are you opening the housing ends after cutting...

Are you opening the housing ends after cutting the housing to length? I use 14g/2.0mm spokes that I have cut to a convenient ~6" and sharpened one end. Poke this into the housing after cutting and...
05-06-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,086
Posted By 79pmooney

I lent my HP to a clubmate; skinny 45 yo...

I lent my HP to a clubmate; skinny 45 yo engineer/roadie to pump his tires to 120 for the club TT. He did it easily. I'[m sure booth could have gone the last 20 psi to your pressures. (And what do...
Forum: Foo
05-06-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By 79pmooney

And many of those grieving the loss of that cargo...

And many of those grieving the loss of that cargo trekked far north to the cold city of Minneapolis for the therapy they needed to continue their lives. Their destination has been known as "the mayo...
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