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Posted By Road Fan

I think there are a lot of different design...

I think there are a lot of different design features in pedals which are flat and without mechanicel retention gadgets. For me many of them would be painful, like the ridges on an MKS Sylvan after an...
11-28-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,708
Posted By Road Fan

Whatever I say about the derailleurs, I like...

Whatever I say about the derailleurs, I like those bikes! My size, too, based on the head tubes!
11-28-23, 06:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,708
Posted By Road Fan

I totally sympathize! I've worked with 50/34...

I totally sympathize! I've worked with 50/34 (same 16 tooth jump) and other 16-tooth jumps off and on for about 20 years and I like it a lot, but all have taken some work and were learning...
11-26-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,708
Posted By Road Fan

I don't want to challenge your experience with...

I don't want to challenge your experience with Simplexes - mine was better, but perhaps Simplex made variant versions with different characteristics and capacities. Back in my last year of high...
11-24-23, 10:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,708
Posted By Road Fan

For me it's the decals and that brilliant green...

For me it's the decals and that brilliant green paint color! One of my all-time favorites.
11-15-23, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 612
Posted By Road Fan

I don't generally agree that leather saddles...

I don't generally agree that leather saddles break in quickly, but that's really just a side note. So Polar, Thermionic, and I have had saddle pains focused on the sitbone of one of our two sides -...
11-15-23, 07:00 AM
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Posted By Road Fan

Hi, Ski4bob, real nice build, and great paint! ...

Hi, Ski4bob, real nice build, and great paint!

What are those handlebars? They look very comfortable!
11-03-23, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Road Fan

I swapped a set of 700c wheels for a sit of 27 x...

I swapped a set of 700c wheels for a sit of 27 x 1 , on my 1984 Trek 610. Everything was a drop-in change, except that I had to move the brake shoes down 4 mm each. The OEM brake allowed this change...
10-21-23, 07:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,274
Posted By Road Fan

On the last pic the DT centerline should be at...

On the last pic the DT centerline should be at the "sharp edge" of the BB shell lug. It's hard to measure accurately even if he's on the correct points, because its hard to see how the correct...
10-21-23, 05:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,575
Posted By Road Fan

Raising a thread like this is not just about you...

Raising a thread like this is not just about you and helping you solve your problem. It's also about the rest of us and whether we'll have the same problems, bro. So YOUR train has left, but the...
10-10-23, 03:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,527
Posted By Road Fan

Only one i can think of is fictional, and not...

Only one i can think of is fictional, and not cycling-related, thought definitely of the C&V period.

Bob Newhart, back when his TV days only included variety shows that had a taste for great...
10-10-23, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, I actually have the schematics, with part...

Yes, I actually have the schematics, with part numbers. But when I google "Sturmey Archer Bearings" or many such namings, I get a lot of modular bearings. But loose balls are available out there...
09-26-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By Road Fan

Actually Bikesmith Desigh is owned by Mark...

Actually Bikesmith Desigh is owned by Mark Stonich, whom I recommend elsewhere in this thread.
09-24-23, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Road Fan

So I finished putting the fat tubulars on my...

So I finished putting the fat tubulars on my silver Mondonico and tuning the Campy 3 x 10, adjusting the saddle on my other Mondonico, opening the box on my newly repainted Woodrup Giro Touring and...
09-20-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,242
Posted By Road Fan

Back when I worked for Ford and was rebuilding my...

Back when I worked for Ford and was rebuilding my Masi, I brought in the headset to show my boss and talk about re-machining the races, a mechanical engineer by training and by passion, and an...
09-20-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 883
Posted By Road Fan

I suspect that translates to "toothy round...

I suspect that translates to "toothy round thing."
09-20-23, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Road Fan

Actually it was Campy's lowest level.

Actually it was Campy's lowest level.
09-08-23, 07:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,743
Posted By Road Fan

In my second quote I was trying to be...

In my second quote I was trying to be hypothetical, sorry about the confusion!. Maybe the following is clearer (at least it's less wordy!).narrow- If the 720 is perfect, and it cannot work with a...
09-08-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,743
Posted By Road Fan

Since I have a pair of H-tools, I find it is...

Since I have a pair of H-tools, I find it is nearly always appropriate to recheck the rear dropout alignment. Sometimes I see an installation going in a bad direction, and I think "Ken, you...
08-31-23, 01:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By Road Fan

I think the year of the saddle has a lot to do...

I think the year of the saddle has a lot to do with the actual ornamentation.
08-30-23, 06:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,451
Posted By Road Fan

Well, if you accomplished that, you are Da Man! ...

Well, if you accomplished that, you are Da Man! I was always thinking about filing out a tooth into being a notch.
08-29-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,451
Posted By Road Fan

Campagnolo two-bolt, Nitto S-83 and S-84...

Campagnolo two-bolt, Nitto S-83 and S-84 two-bolt, Thomson Elite, bent, or Masterpiece, and most other two-bolt saddles. Several others can be good with a smaller rang of motion, such as the...
08-03-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,485
Posted By Road Fan

One aspect of Campy's market has been the...

One aspect of Campy's market has been the lower-level bike. Italy made millions of them (Base Atala, Fiorelli, and many other brands) based mainly on Italian components. Peugeot did similarly,...
08-02-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,920
Posted By Road Fan

Well, she brought her bike over and I checked and...

Well, she brought her bike over and I checked and adjusted the travel limits, shifting, and cable tensions - significantly improved! Then dribbled the ProLink, cranked and wiped and went through the...
07-30-23, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By Road Fan

Like several of the old and long-established...

Like several of the old and long-established threads here, IMHO the Tubular sticky is getting so long it is very difficult to add your question to the other ones already there of a similar topic....
07-24-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,920
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, I'm gonna tell her to buy ProLink at REI.

Ok, I'm gonna tell her to buy ProLink at REI.
07-12-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,669
Posted By Road Fan

I'd suggest that as well as a Brooks Pro or B17,...

I'd suggest that as well as a Brooks Pro or B17, one should look at a Selle AnAtomica. I'm just setting up an H2 with the long carbon rails and natural Tool Leather top, and I (again!) think it's...
07-11-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By Road Fan

Actually it would be very do-able to make a scan...

Actually it would be very do-able to make a scan or other updating of the form from Bicycling Magazine over with active fields so we could place orders in a classic way, but actively on a computer. ...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-04-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,838
Posted By Road Fan

I'm not involved in anything recent, so they...

I'm not involved in anything recent, so they could have a more optimized resolution by now. I do know it's a complex pile of problems. Likewise a personell barrier is needed all along the railway,...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-04-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,271
Posted By Road Fan

You run into the same problem at many locations...

You run into the same problem at many locations which are upriver from the RenCen, to and beyond St. Claire.
07-01-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,378
Posted By Road Fan

I'm the same way. My attitude is, my body wants...

I'm the same way. My attitude is, my body wants to be in a certain place due to leverage in pedaling, my skeletal dimensions, my pedaling, et cetera, et cetera. My body tends to be where it likes...
06-30-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,378
Posted By Road Fan

jadmt, My guess is that you are not in any...

jadmt, My guess is that you are not in any trouble with riding position, with three possible exceptions, strictly from my personal point of view.

1. I'm impressed by the rear view, where I see...
06-25-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Road Fan

At the very least, just because he or she wants...

At the very least, just because he or she wants it that way! It IS a hobby and a recreation, after all. And to your good, practical point of not compromising comfort, I'm also on that page. But how...
06-24-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,669
Posted By Road Fan

I hope this will be useful for you. I think the...

I hope this will be useful for you. I think the problem isn't whether or not you follow the crowd. I think the problem is whether you will get a saddle which will be satisfactory. Some of us have a...
06-23-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,716
Posted By Road Fan

The "no grease" theory is certainly slippery. I...

The "no grease" theory is certainly slippery. I don't worry about it. I don't add grease and I wipe off crud including grease, but I do not degrease the surfaces. If I have a clearly pertinent...
06-19-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By Road Fan

I'm not a dad, but I have more than 5000 posts. ...

I'm not a dad, but I have more than 5000 posts. Sometimes I look at you guys as people I should try to help with what I've learned over 65 years of wrenching and analyzing designs and problems. ...
06-19-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Road Fan

I've found the formerly ubiquitous 13-28...

I've found the formerly ubiquitous 13-28 freewheels usually had the right step sizes tor -stepping. I would figure them by dividing the tooth counts of adjacent sprockets. That ratio should ideally...
06-11-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By Road Fan

I have two of these as well though only one has...

I have two of these as well though only one has the Record stamp, whatever that means. I would suggest first giving it a wash and light brush scrub to see how much crud comes off, and if any mildew...
06-08-23, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By Road Fan

I like the A/B rear mech. It works well on 12/28...

I like the A/B rear mech. It works well on 12/28 7-speed freewheels with grabby teeth, like a Sachs, Shimano, or SunTour, though the last don't have such good teeth. It'll also be decent on a...
05-30-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,287
Posted By Road Fan

The term "race geometry" or "race-type" is...

The term "race geometry" or "race-type" is essentially meaningless. Even if there were well-agreed criteria on what bikes a person may race on and shall not race on, the criteria are different for...
05-25-23, 06:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,287
Posted By Road Fan

It just needs lights, a bag, a rack and a...

It just needs lights, a bag, a rack and a gearhub, and you are all set for the Monday morning commute!
05-25-23, 11:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,418
Posted By Road Fan

Wright brothers, Dayton, Oh?

Wright brothers, Dayton, Oh?
05-21-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,837
Posted By Road Fan

Just for fun, here's my 1952 Rudge Aero Special: ...

Just for fun, here's my 1952 Rudge Aero Special:


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Rudge Aero...
05-18-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,837
Posted By Road Fan

Really??

Really??
05-08-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Road Fan

I've used several of these. Record Triples were...

I've used several of these. Record Triples were essentially racing chainsets (the standard Record of the day) spaced out laterally to allow three chainrings to clear the chainstay on the drive side....
04-20-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,023
Posted By Road Fan

I bet I hit Send twice when I noticed all the...

I bet I hit Send twice when I noticed all the pics that those other guys left on "my computer!"
04-20-23, 09:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,023
Posted By Road Fan

Maybe that's why "my computer" always seems slow,...

Maybe that's why "my computer" always seems slow, balky, and unreliable! Several hundred even older old farts also messing around reading about bikes!
04-16-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By Road Fan

Nitto has put a link to their catalog on their...

Nitto has put a link to their catalog on their website and it contains a link to how to measure the extension of their stems, quill and threadless. For all of them you measure from the centerline of...
04-13-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,939
Posted By Road Fan

For me it's still my Mondonicos. ...

For me it's still my Mondonicos.


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1984 (or so) Mondonico, Columbus tubing,...
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