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Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By headwind15

I have a few points to make. A). You live in...

I have a few points to make. A). You live in Florida - the highest bicycle fatality state in the country. I believe that there is a higher chance of you being hit by a car, than getting covid. ...
08-28-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By headwind15

I am not completely discounting methods outside...

I am not completely discounting methods outside of weight lifting to get stronger on the bike. In Greg LeMonds book he details how he trained by doing slow rolling accelerations in a 53 x 13, for...
08-28-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By headwind15

Yea, well you might want to check out Chris...

Yea, well you might want to check out Chris Froome doing the seated leg press at his home that was recently floating around. If he isn't a road rider, I don't know who is.
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,541
Posted By headwind15

I have been touring since '85, I just had A few...

I have been touring since '85, I just had A few thoughts: I highly suggest that you do a "pre-tour" before going over seas. I am about to shove off for Spain (hard to beat for a $500 round trip...
08-27-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By headwind15

I would seriously consider the credentials (or...

I would seriously consider the credentials (or lack of credentials) of the people who post on this forum. As far as me: I raced on the velodrome and road all three years as a junior and then...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,541
Posted By headwind15

I don't know what the deal is with taking towels?...

I don't know what the deal is with taking towels? (at all) I use my Pocket Shower, and use the clothes I was wearing to dry off and then wash them. I've never run into a situation where I wished...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,386
Posted By headwind15

I started this thread because I was interested in...

I started this thread because I was interested in exploring the feasibility of using a hammock on bike tours. I was wondering if tourists get skunked and if so how often or what % of success or...
08-25-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 880
Posted By headwind15

Suntour filed for bankruptcy back in '94, so your...

Suntour filed for bankruptcy back in '94, so your freewheel at a minimum has to be older than that. I was taking those apart in the 70's. (trust me, as others have suggested... don't take it...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By headwind15

OPs history:

First has to do with the (what was a yellow with full chrome rear end and forks) Cinelli. I bought it in 1976, when I was 15 yrs old. (unbeknown to me Greg Lemond's father bought Greg a similar...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By headwind15

My filing skills are fine. I have already...

My filing skills are fine. I have already lessened the "dips" going into the holes.
Obstacles I am faced with; A) The down tube lug, going under the down tube; there is only about .5mm of...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By headwind15

I started a second thread because I had requests...

I started a second thread because I had requests for pictures. I believe it would have been too much for me to expect responders to check back to see if I (ever) posted pictures, so at least to me...
Forum: Touring
08-19-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,386
Posted By headwind15

One thing I would like to share with my fellow...

One thing I would like to share with my fellow hammockers, is that I take a piece of string when looking for a potential hanging place. I go up to potential trees. the string length is the distance...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By headwind15

raising lugs pictures

Here are some pictures to illustrate how much the lugs were reduced by their buffing machine.
I used "NOW" silver spray paint to protect against rust. You can also use it to see imperfections...
Replies: 23
Views: 913
Posted By headwind15

I have pretty close to all the parts. If I...

I have pretty close to all the parts. If I decide to sell it, I would sell it as a complete bike. BTW... If this bike was used to make, lets say an Olympic team, does that make it any more valuable?
Forum: Framebuilders
08-18-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By headwind15

You are not going to believe this but the Cinelli...

You are not going to believe this but the Cinelli is actually too big for me (I can ride it, but just too big). Four years ago I bought a Windsor, fixed it up and have been riding it since. OK, I...
Forum: Touring
08-18-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,243
Posted By headwind15

Lots of responses here. I wanted to chime in,...

Lots of responses here. I wanted to chime in, but I do not know what benefit you are looking for? OP: Are you afraid the leather will degrade, fall off, turn as hard as a rock? Are you hoping...
Replies: 23
Views: 913
Posted By headwind15

Restore Older Cinelli

I have what I believe to be a 1969 Cinelli frame set. I am considering having a re chroming and new paint on the frame. I am a frame builder. I looked into it and it looks like in the 70s, every...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-18-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By headwind15

I gave incomplete information. The original...

I gave incomplete information. The original owner paid extra to have the forks and whole rear end chrome plated, not just the head tube and seat lug as typically seen on Cinellis. (the forks are...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-17-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By headwind15

Thank you for your input. The Cinelli lugs have...

Thank you for your input. The Cinelli lugs have three drilled holes down the middle. Do you have any idea how I might keep the holes if I flow filletpro silver over the top? I assume the silver...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-16-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By headwind15

I have this idea. I do not know what anyone here...

I have this idea. I do not know what anyone here thinks of it . What if I trace the size of the front (narrow to the point) of the lugs onto a piece of paper and use some thin metal the lugs. I...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-16-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By headwind15

I think what you are doing is really super! I...

I think what you are doing is really super! I owned bicycle stores in San Diego, which gave me exposure to a lot of different handlebar types. At some point I discovered the swept back Wald 395...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-16-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By headwind15

The lugs are now thinner towards the tips and...

The lugs are now thinner towards the tips and graduate thicker. I know about how thin lugs are the hallmark or high end frames. I remember in the late '70s seeing my first Ritchey road frame and...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-15-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By headwind15

Heighten lugs

The buffer operator buffed so hard on the lugs, they re significantly thinner, not just the old chrome removed.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-15-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By headwind15

raising lugs

I have this old Cinelli frame. The chrome on it was shot. I took the paint off of it and took it to a chroming shop in San Diego. I stopped is a few weeks later to see how they were doing. They...
08-04-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By headwind15

It does depend on the specifics as far as the...

It does depend on the specifics as far as the difference of the size of sprockets you have but usually I shift up at least one cog in the rear before dropping the chain down to a smaller chain ring...
07-29-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,950
Posted By headwind15

I lived in Florida a long time ago. At the time...

I lived in Florida a long time ago. At the time my problem was sweat rolling off my back and into my shorts.. I always wondered if clamping a sponge in my shorts waistline in the back might have...
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,081
Posted By headwind15

As a bicycle store owner for over 12 years I have...

As a bicycle store owner for over 12 years I have seen my share of boxed bikes. I would recommend stoping by a L.B.S. and ask if you could see how bikes are packed. I would highly recommend that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By headwind15

Trek 5000

There is a high chance that the reason that your rear wheel is out of true because the cracks are just starting to change the way the rim is held by the spokes. I was riding with someone with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By headwind15

I used owned/ ran bicycle stores for 12 yrs and a...

I used owned/ ran bicycle stores for 12 yrs and a Trek dealer for 7. I know that bike. I used to have some of those Rolf/ Bontrager "paired spoke" designed wheels that come on that bike. At some...
07-25-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,424
Posted By headwind15

As a cyclist who has been at it for about 45...

As a cyclist who has been at it for about 45 years, at least for me it has always been about having a goal(s) Weather it is to competing on the road or velodrome, or touring the California coast or...
07-25-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,939
Posted By headwind15

OK, besides getting older, I have had some...

OK, besides getting older, I have had some medical situations (breaking a leg, breaking both of my heels in a ladder slide out accident and subsequent foot surgeries) that have had me spend some...
07-25-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,939
Posted By headwind15

in the 70's, I rode with a lot of other cyclists...

in the 70's, I rode with a lot of other cyclists in clubs in the 70's and into he 80's. After touring solo from SFO to Atlanta in '85, I found that I didn't have to ride with others so much. I even...
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By headwind15

I just looked it up and it seems that since 2017,...

I just looked it up and it seems that since 2017, they are allowing aero brake levers, but without integrated shifters. Rims are restricted to no more than 20 mm in height. You might get away with...
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By headwind15

I believe three rules for Eroica might be broken...

I believe three rules for Eroica might be broken on your bike: A) Index shifting. B) Aero brake levers. C) Aero rims.
07-19-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By headwind15

You might be better off taking it to a bike shop...

You might be better off taking it to a bike shop where they can look at it. I am basically throwing darts at a dart board here. The axle might be broken. When you hold one side of the axle and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,841
Posted By headwind15

If your bike is decent condition, there is no...

If your bike is decent condition, there is no reason to carry any tools whatsoever, (aside from tire irons).
07-14-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By headwind15

Sorry, but no criticism here. I don't know of...

Sorry, but no criticism here. I don't know of any downside. I like having aero bars on my bikes. Sometimes I am shocked to see how much faster I go when I use them.
Forum: Touring
07-09-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,386
Posted By headwind15

Single tree held hammock

This has got to be the best idea I have seen for a long time, the biggest problem that I have seen for using a hammock is finding two trees (in some places) the right distance apart to use a hammock....
Forum: Touring
07-09-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By headwind15

The issue that I have had with mounting racks on...

The issue that I have had with mounting racks on disk brake bikes has been more about using a longer bolt on the left side with presta valve nuts as spacers to get the rack to clear the brake.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By headwind15

Cutting the top tube out is really easy if you...

Cutting the top tube out is really easy if you use a 4.5" angle grinder with a 1/16" disc cutting wheel, making small cuts just behind the tig weld all the way around.
07-07-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By headwind15

I am a short cyclist expert. A store owner for...

I am a short cyclist expert. A store owner for over 12 experience helping with sizing/ riding styles. With a 51.5 cm top tube the frame should be plenty short. This is likely about your riding...
07-07-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By headwind15

DorkDisk is right about Suntour/ Shimano sprocket...

DorkDisk is right about Suntour/ Shimano sprocket spacing. . Something else not mentioned is that your new Shimano EZ fire shifters are V brake compatible. / will work really poorly if paired with...
07-07-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,294
Posted By headwind15

I don't know if age has anything to do with...

I don't know if age has anything to do with this./ I don't know how old you are? I used to tour on a fully loaded touring bike, about 800 miles a week without fatigue/ problems/ night sweats/ sore...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,501
Posted By headwind15

When you mention having this an eventually tour...

When you mention having this an eventually tour on it, what kind of touring? If you want to do overnight lightweight credit card touring without any camping gear, you will not need a super strong...
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By headwind15

I hate to be a buzz kill, but... Tourists on this...

I hate to be a buzz kill, but... Tourists on this site are going to have their opinion, but what really counts is that you do not like about your bike. I have a number of touring bikes. When I get...
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,386
Posted By headwind15

I liked your post for two reasons. 1) I am...

I liked your post for two reasons. 1) I am afraid that if I take a hammock, I might get skunked as far as finding two trees (or poles) the right distance apart or strong enough. You saying that...
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By headwind15

The best piece of advise I can offer is: KEEP...

The best piece of advise I can offer is: KEEP YOUR FIRST TOUR POSITIVE. I will never forget my first tour (in A good way) Hitchiking down to San Diego at the end of June. Spending the first 4-5...
Forum: Touring
07-03-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,386
Posted By headwind15

F.Y.I. I am looking at a tent hammock with rods...

F.Y.I. I am looking at a tent hammock with rods that create the hoops so that it can be used as a bivy tent as well. I like the idea of it coming with a built in rain fly that would be hassle free...
Forum: Touring
07-03-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,386
Posted By headwind15

Tent hammock considering.

The ETROL tent hammock. I am still looking at others.
Do you know anything about them? Any downsides?
Forum: Touring
07-03-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,386
Posted By headwind15

Hammock % of times used?

I have a question for hammock users. If you are touring with a hammock and a tent, I know there are times/ places where one of them is feasible and you use it, and the other one will spending the...
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