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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 06:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 609
Posted By MKahrl
I accurately track mileage of tires for every...

I accurately track mileage of tires for every flat and I have found that Compass tires are no worse than others in the flat department. Average miles between flats for Compass tires: 1160 miles. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,584
Posted By MKahrl
My LBS has a six foot rack of 27" tires, about...

My LBS has a six foot rack of 27" tires, about three brands and two sizes. They also have a few different models of wheels with 27" rims with cassette or freewheel hubs. The shop sells plenty of...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-06-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By MKahrl
If you have older bikes without lawyer lips a...

If you have older bikes without lawyer lips a fork mount rack can lose its grip on the fork at highway speeds. An extra hold down strap may be in order. Since you mention rain fork mounts with long...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-31-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,169
Posted By MKahrl
Since you are riding busy city streets there are...

Since you are riding busy city streets there are a lot of times when you don't get to steer around bad pavement. Here a wider tire will have an advantage both in speed and maintaining traction while...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-21-16, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By MKahrl
Based on the number of seasons they've been on...

Based on the number of seasons they've been on the air I would guess not everyone was as quickly bored as you were.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-19-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 945
Posted By MKahrl
I've thought about the same thing and I think the...

I've thought about the same thing and I think the Velo Orange is the best looking choice.

Whatever you do, do not buy a pair of Gripkings. Everyone I know who has won't take them off until...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-17-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By MKahrl
The purpose of giving them all the same time is...

The purpose of giving them all the same time is to eliminate the necessity of maneuvering dangerously in the pack to get a better time. Makes for a safer end of a stage in the sometimes constricted...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-17-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By MKahrl
I agree with you, riding locked into the pedals...

I agree with you, riding locked into the pedals does feel more secure and for thirty years I wouldn't have ridden any other way. But if you have a sufficiently grippy platform pedal you'll find the...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-16-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By MKahrl
No, you are not. Replace the pedals with a...

No, you are not. Replace the pedals with a bigger platform such as the MKS Lambda (aka Gripking) and you will have a wide variety of shoe positions to work with. The surface of the pedal will...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-14-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By MKahrl
I had a ride in Malaga after work going ten miles...

I had a ride in Malaga after work going ten miles uphill where I was climbing faster than I ever had before. I felt awesome. When I got to the top of the pass to turn around I realized a huge wind...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-14-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 394
Posted By MKahrl
I had a Falcon from 1971 or 72 with the chrome...

I had a Falcon from 1971 or 72 with the chrome seat tube decal and the same chrome fork with Cinelli crown.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-13-16, 07:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,642
Posted By MKahrl
29 years ago Brooks was practically out of...

29 years ago Brooks was practically out of business. Grant Petersen had started up Rivendell and he was one of their major importers and promoted them through his catalogs, Readers and cult...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-12-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,642
Posted By MKahrl
Wallingford Bicycle Parts...

Wallingford Bicycle Parts (http://www.wallbike.com/) in Louisiana for years has offered a 6 month return policy on Brooks saddles. This allows customers to find out a Brooks is not for them and send...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-06-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 803
Posted By MKahrl
I had Weinmanns on my gas pipe ten speed and when...

I had Weinmanns on my gas pipe ten speed and when I got a P13 with Campy sidepulls I had reached brakeset-appearance nirvana. Never mind they didn't brake worth crap.

With modern Koolstop pads...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,175
Posted By MKahrl
You're right that if he is turning or changing...

You're right that if he is turning or changing lanes he is obligated to look behind. But what if you are passing him while staying in the same lane that he is? Should a cyclist feel free to wiggle...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By MKahrl
The biggest improvement in cycling has been...

The biggest improvement in cycling has been lights. The old bottle generators, wonder lights, leaking Ray-o-Vac batteries, and incandescent filament bulbs were all crap compared to what we have now....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-27-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By MKahrl
I would vote that it is a mid level Falcon...

I would vote that it is a mid level Falcon instead of Black Diamond due to the 531 plain gauge tubing and wrap around seatstays. Nervex looking head lugs also indicate it's an upscale model. I...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-26-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By MKahrl
Once the threads show up on a tire after about...

Once the threads show up on a tire after about 3,000 miles I start carrying its replacement. Knowing I won't be stranded I've sometimes worn tires down until you could see through them.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-26-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 867
Posted By MKahrl
Bicycle Quarterly. The only magazine that does...

Bicycle Quarterly. The only magazine that does actual testing of bikes and components or general cycling ideas. There is more editorial content than advertising and subscriptions carrying the mag...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-21-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By MKahrl
My experience with fixing up 70's bike boom bikes...

My experience with fixing up 70's bike boom bikes for people who are unfamiliar with bikes is that they are not going to appreciate classic styling, well designed geometry, downtube shifting and...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-20-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,042
Posted By MKahrl
You might not need to worry about aero penalty. ...

You might not need to worry about aero penalty. Bicycle Quarterly wasn't able to measure any difference in the wind tunnel for larger tires on the same rims at 22 mph.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-18-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By MKahrl
Keep in mind that a mid-level bike that is all...

Keep in mind that a mid-level bike that is all scratched up but in original form is not going to be that valuable ever. If it bothers you to ride a beat up bike you'll feel better about it if it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,416
Posted By MKahrl
Regardless of the year bought, anyone purchasing...

Regardless of the year bought, anyone purchasing a Paramount was making a serious investment and probably paying a bit of a premium over a similar but less available import.

$600 is $2511 in 2016...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 17,778
Posted By MKahrl
In a town that had other LBS's the Schwinn...

In a town that had other LBS's the Schwinn dealership would have looked a little slick in comparison but in the 1960's the Schwinn dealership was a huge improvement on what proceeded it.

When...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-09-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,490
Posted By MKahrl
Caged bearings are still pretty handy in bottom...

Caged bearings are still pretty handy in bottom brackets for the owner. We usually repack wheel bearings while the wheel is off the bike and lying horizontal where we can drop the bearings into our...
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