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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-26-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By rm -rf
Your photos look like an early 1970s bike. I see...

Your photos look like an early 1970s bike. I see that "F" and a 5-digit number are 1952, but the bike's components aren't that old.

Interesting. I've never seen a Paramount with stem shifters,...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-26-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 239
Posted By rm -rf
All the event rides I've done have had...

All the event rides I've done have had spraypainted road markings. Usually a mark before the intersection, another at the turn, and a third one leaving the intersection for confirmation. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By rm -rf
I commented ...

I commented (http://www.bikeforums.net/18938200-post4.html)in another recent thread mentioning Sugarloaf.
Forum: Southeast 07-25-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By rm -rf
oof, that's steep, over 10%. Sugarloaf segment...

oof, that's steep, over 10%.
Sugarloaf segment (https://www.strava.com/segments/637075)

And for long Six Gap climbs, another training idea is to try a longer hard effort into the wind, at a...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By rm -rf
Huh. I've never seen a hub with curved cuts...

Huh. I've never seen a hub with curved cuts like that.

I guess they only tested it with the more expensive cassettes that use carriers. (But I liked my loose Veloce cogs, easy to clean.)...
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 07-25-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By rm -rf
Oh, it's covers day? ...

Oh, it's covers day?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c7bISLhVl8




.....But, if this is a cats thread:

https://media.giphy.com/media/3o6gEaaTIMP3tToUjS/200.gif
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By rm -rf
That matches my Veloce 10-speed cassette. ...

That matches my Veloce 10-speed cassette.

Notice the notched tab at the 4 o'clock position in your photo. That has to go on the matching spline on the hub. Just like the one at 3 o'clock on the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By rm -rf
You are off by 3 clicks, so the shift cable has...

You are off by 3 clicks, so the shift cable has effectively gotten longer. (Pulling/shortening the cable moves to larger rear cogs.)

You could just re-clamp the cable at the rear derailleur, and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By rm -rf
My Park CT-5 worked great on my Campagnolo...

My Park CT-5 worked great on my Campagnolo 10-speed chains. But I struggled to push out a pin to shorten my new Ultegra 11-speed chain. I used an adjustable wrench to hold the CT-5 body loop to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By rm -rf
What exactly happened? You were shifting...

What exactly happened?

You were shifting your triple front chainring from smallest to middle. Did it fall off to the inside, or jam in between the chainrings? Or wrap around the middle ring...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 303
Posted By rm -rf
That Kinlin rim had no problems seating the bead.

That Kinlin rim had no problems seating the bead.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By rm -rf
I've lightly bumped into the wheel in front of...

I've lightly bumped into the wheel in front of me, and nobody crashed. But it was a straight-on hit without too much force.

Crashes are caused by contact that steers the following rider's wheel. ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By rm -rf
Strava users sure aren't Ian Banks...

Strava users sure aren't Ian Banks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spacecraft_in_the_Culture_series#Matter).


I browsed locally, but most segments are descriptive. Many of the odd names...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 479
Posted By rm -rf
Glad you got it working again. I guess that's...

Glad you got it working again. I guess that's why the stopper / limit screws are done after the cogs are aligned. Any resistance from the motor at the high or low cog, and it won't shift there.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 479
Posted By rm -rf
If you looked at the pdf, you'd see that it...

If you looked at the pdf, you'd see that it covers every step in detail, and includes a bunch of different optional equipment. Depending on the bike frame, there's different ways of running the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-21-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By rm -rf
Here's two riders that used Surly Troll bikes,...

Here's two riders that used Surly Troll bikes, with a crazyguyonabike journal. Browsing the days, it looks like they have a lot of photos and reports of the ride conditions.
Journal page 2....
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-21-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 961
Posted By rm -rf
This is excellent advice. I've never been...

This is excellent advice.

I've never been one to do structured training, with timings and repetitions. I like the term "fartlek (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fartlek)", which has been defined...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 479
Posted By rm -rf
I don't understand what you said. What screws? ...

I don't understand what you said. What screws?

This is Di2, it has lower and upper limit screws, called "top-side stopper bolt" and "low-side stopper bolt" in the manual. See page 55 of the...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 426
Posted By rm -rf
Soft bags? Just google "airline baggage handler...

Soft bags? Just google "airline baggage handler throws bags (https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#newwindow=1&tbm=vid&q=airline+baggage+handler+throws+bags)". Yikes!

I'd pack a bike to handle a 5...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 707
Posted By rm -rf
Not a permanent patch I did this, cut a Park...

Not a permanent patch
I did this, cut a Park boot in half, and tried to make a permanent repair for a small cut. The sharp edge of the boot cut my tube after 4 or 5 rides. Park does say it's a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By rm -rf
I use progressive lenses on my regular glasses,...

I use progressive lenses on my regular glasses, but I have bifocals on my riding glasses. I want all far vision, except for a small portion, the width of my handlebars.

Here's my Rudy Rydon...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 303
Posted By rm -rf
That method never worked for me on my...

That method never worked for me on my hard-to-mount rims. It was probably a good technique "once upon a time".

See if my tight tire mounting how-to thread...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 868
Posted By rm -rf
Cadence You don't really need to know your...

Cadence
You don't really need to know your exact cadence. But I do like my bike computer with a cadence sensor on the crank, to remind me to boost my cadence sometimes.

On the flats, count your...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By rm -rf
That does narrow it down, good tests. I'd...

That does narrow it down, good tests.

I'd have the dealer service the hub, disassemble it like they were going to replace bearings. Perhaps a seal, a spacer, or a bearing is bad. The 10 minute...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,252
Posted By rm -rf
Commuting on the new bike? (But you do say...

Commuting on the new bike? (But you do say "long-fast commutes". That makes the choices a little more complicated.)

I added a second bike that's similar to your Space Horse. I have low gears,...
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