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Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-24, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 559
Posted By roadcrankr

Long ago, I moved on from currency to precut...

Long ago, I moved on from currency to precut pieces of Tyvek. You know, from fedex or usps envelopes. Free!
A larger sheet folds up incredibly small in my bag, in case I need chest protection for a...
04-19-24, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,016
Posted By roadcrankr

Quote: Originally Posted by SurferRosa As I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SurferRosa
As I see it, you have options:

1. Give him the less minty one.
2. Rent a bike to him.
3. Buy him a skateboard.
4. Don't talk to that person anymore....
Forum: Commuting
04-19-24, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By roadcrankr

Of course, bring your pedals, shoes, helmet, and...

Of course, bring your pedals, shoes, helmet, and kit. The shops like to tack on charges.
Never hurts to include your repair stuff, as well, but airlines will not allow C02 cartridges.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-24, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By roadcrankr

Most airlines take a dim view of huge batteries...

Most airlines take a dim view of huge batteries in their luggage hold. SWA may not let that one on.
Over the past ten years, I simply rent a decent bike from a local bike shop.
Usually a three-day...
04-17-24, 05:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,326
Posted By roadcrankr

I did, but no reply yet. Hoping they can simply...

I did, but no reply yet. Hoping they can simply repair using two couplers.
The frame holds tons of sentimental value and would like to shoot for the warranty repair.
Maybe they could tack on cable...
04-16-24, 11:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,803
Posted By roadcrankr

Make sure to alter your FB privacy settings to...

Make sure to alter your FB privacy settings to let only friends see your detailed profile.
Otherwise, potential buyers can see far more info than necessary and possibly wreak havoc.
Joining FB...
04-12-24, 03:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,326
Posted By roadcrankr

Thanks for the tip. Never thought of going with...

Thanks for the tip. Never thought of going with couplers. Good idea to "shrink" the bike for overseas travel.
04-12-24, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By roadcrankr

Other than Incycle's solid reputation, it gives...

Other than Incycle's solid reputation, it gives the OP two opportunities, right off the bat, to ride in our excellent San Gabriel Valley area.
On the other hand, one can easily take the bike on the...
04-12-24, 10:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,863
Posted By roadcrankr

Like the one Manny assembled in post #64, it...

Like the one Manny assembled in post #64, it seems a good idea to use brifters. Especially if you to hit the gravel.
His tires barely fit. Your Puch looks like it possesses more clearance, Clarence....
04-11-24, 08:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,326
Posted By roadcrankr

Just when you thought you owned a forever bike...

My Merlin Extralight seemed indestructible to me. Well-used and hardly abused. Always kept in tiptop mechanical condition.
It felt squirrelly the last few rides, especially when out-of-the-saddle...
04-11-24, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By roadcrankr

After around 50k miles on my near-identical...

After around 50k miles on my near-identical Arione, I chafed off a good ounce from it.
Give it time...you'll get there.
04-04-24, 04:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,881
Posted By roadcrankr

She probably consents to it to get me to the...

She probably consents to it to get me to the alter!
04-04-24, 09:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,881
Posted By roadcrankr

Just showed my fiance iab's, jamesdak's, and...

Just showed my fiance iab's, jamesdak's, and 1oldtrackie's collections.
And she marveled at them and said I could bring my other ones in from the garage.
You all sure own some amazing collections...
04-03-24, 04:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,881
Posted By roadcrankr

Stud finder. Bolt wall mount about eight inches...

Stud finder. Bolt wall mount about eight inches from ceiling. Screenshot below from Amazon.
This is key: My future wife encouraged me to display in living room and in my office den.
She sees the...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-24, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By roadcrankr

With your vehicle generally at your office, you...

With your vehicle generally at your office, you can store far more items than what fits in a couple desk drawers.
Might as well add spare tires, chain, tools, cables, first aid kit, spokes, etc....
04-01-24, 06:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,684
Posted By roadcrankr

My Cannondale Supersix (non-EVO) carbon fiber all...

My Cannondale Supersix (non-EVO) carbon fiber all DA with Campagnolo Bora Ultra tubulars tips the scales under 15lbs.
I achieved this with major parts swapping from stock. With SRAM, Cannondale...
04-01-24, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By roadcrankr

On my third gen of iPhone using a Quad Lock stem...

On my third gen of iPhone using a Quad Lock stem mount. Guessing over 60k miles there, without issues.
I attached a small rechargeable two-battery extension to my handlebar, allowing me to keep my...
03-31-24, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By roadcrankr

3M electrical tape. Comes in many colors. Handy...

3M electrical tape. Comes in many colors. Handy for all sorts of projects. Avoid the cheap stuff.
03-29-24, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By roadcrankr

Lick-Wilmerding HS is in San Francisco, with...

Lick-Wilmerding HS is in San Francisco, with typically 500 students from predominantly wealthy families.
James Lick is two miles south of Mt Hamilton Road. It opened in 1950 as the first high school...
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By roadcrankr

In my opinion, not worth restoring. Even if you...

In my opinion, not worth restoring. Even if you bought it for $1, replacing tires, tubes, cables, etc. will cost you dearly.
Puch made some 531 double-butted framesets of much higher quality, but...
03-24-24, 06:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,299
Posted By roadcrankr

Solid time, Terry. When I raced ABLA as an...

Solid time, Terry. When I raced ABLA as an intermediate in the 70's, I trained on that climb.
As a sprinter type, my best clocked at 1:33, while my climbing brother could dip below 1:30.
The older...
03-21-24, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,180
Posted By roadcrankr

I took to the mountains above Claremont and...

I took to the mountains above Claremont and Glendora, going up Baldy Road to Glendora Ridge Road (GRR) then down Glendora Mountain Road (GMR).
Forty-plus miles with around 5,000 feet of elevation...
03-19-24, 03:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,376
Posted By roadcrankr

Maybe I missed it, but a few matters did not...

Maybe I missed it, but a few matters did not become clear to me.
1. How did they select participants? (Random, volunteers, paid, sickly, etc.)
2. What type and how many of the study's individuals...
03-18-24, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By roadcrankr

Shoot. Is that a Galmozzi thang? Never knew they...

Shoot. Is that a Galmozzi thang? Never knew they put a stamp there! Pretty cool.
03-14-24, 07:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,299
Posted By roadcrankr

The Tour of California ran through various routes...

The Tour of California ran through various routes here in Socal since 2012 or so.
A bunch of the riders used Strava, posting insane segment times on level or upward sections.
Their times cover the...
03-14-24, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By roadcrankr

Difficult situation for you. Tri bike with an...

Difficult situation for you. Tri bike with an ovalized collar and low production quantities.
I recommend approaching Ritchey to see if they kept a stash.
I took the below screenshot of an old...
03-13-24, 09:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,299
Posted By roadcrankr

Sometimes I look at my 65-69 category - mostly...

Sometimes I look at my 65-69 category - mostly after a huge uphill sprint effort that placed me in the high-hundreds overall!
Makes me feel better about a top ten for my age group. Today, I earned...
03-11-24, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,180
Posted By roadcrankr

How times change, huh? I ride a 50/34 compact...

How times change, huh? I ride a 50/34 compact with an 11-30 cassette. Recently expanded from a 28.
Ended up using my new bail-out gear a fair number of times! We were out of our minds to climb...
03-11-24, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,180
Posted By roadcrankr

I went up Azusa Canyon solo, turning around at...

I went up Azusa Canyon solo, turning around at about the 3,500 foot level.
The sun disappeared behind the clouds, making for a somewhat frigid descent.
My best climbing days are a distant memory...
03-10-24, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By roadcrankr

Just another variation of road rage. We can cause...

Just another variation of road rage. We can cause a driver several seconds of delay and they go ballistic.
I rode down a slightly twisty road recently, with six vehicles ahead of me and maybe two...
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By roadcrankr

Fantastic frameset. Throw a photo up here, man. ...

Fantastic frameset. Throw a photo up here, man.
And, its a "fork," not "forks." :)
03-08-24, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By roadcrankr

I hear ya and mostly feel the exact same thing,...

I hear ya and mostly feel the exact same thing, even after fifty years and a quarter-million cycling miles.
Trusting motorists only goes so far, though. My ride yesterday proved the final straw in...
03-08-24, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By roadcrankr

Thanks for those links, which did not pop up...

Thanks for those links, which did not pop up during my various searches.
I like the ideas put forth within my thread, as well. Right now making me lean towards a helmet mount version.
And I...
03-07-24, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 363,180
Posted By roadcrankr

I managed a nice late-morning forty-miler in my...

I managed a nice late-morning forty-miler in my favorite cool & cloudy weather.
At 4 o'clock, the skies unleashed hail and huge downpours, here near the bottom of GMR.
Crazy! So happy we replaced...
03-01-24, 06:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,033
Posted By roadcrankr

Personally, I never use Shimano's coated cables....

Personally, I never use Shimano's coated cables. The coating comes off too easily and can impact cable movement.
If you don't feel up to the task, take it back to the shop and demand they replace it...
02-29-24, 12:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,033
Posted By roadcrankr

Definitely the shifter. Sensitive to gummy grease...

Definitely the shifter. Sensitive to gummy grease or a piece of grit.
You missed the best time to perform a thorough cleaning during cable & housing replacement.
As a last resort, one can find new...
02-27-24, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By roadcrankr

When Caltrans closes GMR, they simply put gates...

When Caltrans closes GMR, they simply put gates down at either end.
Over the past five years, I saw gates down a dozen times. Just dismount and heave your bike over.
Highly doubt any ice patches...
02-26-24, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By roadcrankr

A fellow member stepped forward to assist in my...

A fellow member stepped forward to assist in my time of need. :beer:
Thanks, everyone, for ideas and support.
02-26-24, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By roadcrankr

I just found a spare washer. PM me and I will...

I just found a spare washer. PM me and I will mail it to you.
This comes off an identical DA headset like yours, and fits in the cutout.
The headset came with a used fork I bought on eBay many...
02-25-24, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By roadcrankr

Yeah, Plonz, you own an earlier DA version. I...

Yeah, Plonz, you own an earlier DA version. I just popped open a NIB 7410. No cutout like Steel1 said.
I imagine a large generic lock washer will work, if the aesthetics don't bother you.
Just...
02-21-24, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By roadcrankr

Is this doo-hickey a "claw?" Never heard it...

Is this doo-hickey a "claw?" Never heard it called that. You need one of these, anyway.
...
02-20-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,249
Posted By roadcrankr

$300 plus $73 shipping does not look risky to me....

$300 plus $73 shipping does not look risky to me. Even using Bikeflights, finding a lower shipping price seems doubtful.
Personally, I would roll the dice. The seller lists some high-end cycling...
02-19-24, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,461
Posted By roadcrankr

Charlie got this right, despite a few bombastic...

Charlie got this right, despite a few bombastic comments. lol
That '71 Cinelli deserves better. And Campy levers measure almost 3/4" closer to the handlebar.
And deliver superior braking and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 09:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,853
Posted By roadcrankr

The LBS sent my 9000 DA crankset to Shimano last...

The LBS sent my 9000 DA crankset to Shimano last week and I picked up a new DA 9200 today.
Style-wise, I liked the 9000 better, but it's hard to argue about getting new 50/34 rings.
My old set...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By roadcrankr

Those CX's use latex tubes; hence, the escaping...

Those CX's use latex tubes; hence, the escaping air. Sealant will only make a mess of things.
I own one 80's NOS CX in my collection, storing it in a closet. Very nice riding tubulars and worth...
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By roadcrankr

Clinchers? Some vintage rider wouldn't mind...

Clinchers? Some vintage rider wouldn't mind slapping these on a bike, in place of tubulars. lol
Looks like a rebuild, judging by the flanges. Yeah, maybe fifty or sixty bucks for the set. Not a big...
02-11-24, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By roadcrankr

Same screw as the left shifter.

Same screw as the left shifter.
02-11-24, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,238
Posted By roadcrankr

You totally misunderstood me. I basically said...

You totally misunderstood me. I basically said both the Graphene 2.0 and Conti Gatorskins ride harshly.
The Vittoria's sidewalls are very thick. This will never contribute to a supple ride. My...
02-11-24, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,238
Posted By roadcrankr

Those huge Graphene 2.0's would smooth out the...

Those huge Graphene 2.0's would smooth out the ride.
You could do better with tires using thinner sidewalls.
Vittoria advertises them as possessing a "supple" ride.
I judge them as one of the more...
02-11-24, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By roadcrankr

No wrong answer here, if you find a late-70's...

No wrong answer here, if you find a late-70's frame to match.
We used to scoff at fellow racers that went outside Campagnolo Nuovo or Super Record.
Then I rode an early Dura Ace and discovered it...
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