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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 986
Posted By Road Fan
Whatever I used to eat in the '70s (I'm sure...

Whatever I used to eat in the '70s (I'm sure Jay's potato chips figured prominently), it's all gone bad by now and I have to find something new!

Seriously, I tended to stop for a Snickers and OJ. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 648
Posted By Road Fan
Another possible issue: Is teh crown steel or...

Another possible issue: Is teh crown steel or aluminum? If the fork is Al and the crown race is steel, over time you could have a stuck crown. Fix would be to remove the crown (yes, again), apply...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-20-16, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By Road Fan
For my riding I can't say if I am faster with...

For my riding I can't say if I am faster with better saddle positioning. I know I climb better with a higher saddle, but of course there's a risk of peri abrasion. More leg extension seems to get me...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-19-16, 04:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By Road Fan
I have decades of experience with conventional...

I have decades of experience with conventional tubulars since about 1970, and no direct experience with the tubular clinchers. I've owned one pair of Tufo tubeless tubulars, and they self-destructed...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By Road Fan
Sorry, too late - I donated my last box of 50 of...

Sorry, too late - I donated my last box of 50 of them two weeks ago. Now you'll just have to pay full price for a tire which is not a good tubular nor a good clincher - all the mediocrity of the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-17-16, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By Road Fan
My point about this is yes, if it holds air and...

My point about this is yes, if it holds air and does not fall off then it is a tire and it does have tubular construction, and therefore one can ride the bicycle. But in past threads the performance...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-16-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By Road Fan
I can't say for sure if KOPS is right for me or...

I can't say for sure if KOPS is right for me or not. I can say that saddle fore/aft and height have affected my ability to spin. I spent a lot of time setting up my Woodrup for a tour, back in...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-16-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,176
Posted By Road Fan
Obviously some of the options in your first post...

Obviously some of the options in your first post (@ the OP) will not help you compared to your existing crankset.

But, have you considered a triple? You can still buy one new, and there are many...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-16-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By Road Fan
But why not just build with tubular rims and then...

But why not just build with tubular rims and then use conventional tubulars?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 939
Posted By Road Fan
Wow, that would be my age group! When I...

Wow, that would be my age group! When I regularly used Sheridan it was 1969 thru about 1973, high school and college. Ravines were still open to cycles at that point - I loved them! What town is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,199
Posted By Road Fan
Certainly one of the less-evil solutions!

Certainly one of the less-evil solutions!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,199
Posted By Road Fan
Or in light of the frame's age and identity, grey...

Or in light of the frame's age and identity, grey Mavic GP4 tubular rims with Campy 8-speed Ergopower. My crash-damaged Mondonico with Campy 3x10 was a lovely ride! Such wheels can be 1500g per set...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 06:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 939
Posted By Road Fan
Such memories, that was my high-school ride! Are...

Such memories, that was my high-school ride! Are you talking north of the Ravine or south? I used to go Rogers Park to Lake Forest going through the Ravine.
Forum: Manufacturer, Retailer, Survey and Consumer Feedback 07-13-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By Road Fan
Well, I can't explain it. I guess it's only...

Well, I can't explain it. I guess it's only human to have some variability. My history of talking to him probably pre-dates the Rene Herse era, anyway.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-13-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Road Fan
Thanks all, for your helpful inputs! My bud who...

Thanks all, for your helpful inputs! My bud who wants to sell it also says they are a great ride, though he never got this one built.

But for me, Mrs. Road Fan says she would not want to ride...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-13-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,861
Posted By Road Fan
Yeah, I don't know if sunscreen impedes making...

Yeah, I don't know if sunscreen impedes making your own vitamin D or not.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-11-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Road Fan
meridian frame?

Anyone have experience with a Meridian frame? A buddy has one in my size.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-11-16, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 813
Posted By Road Fan
Many folks grumble about the moderators, and I am...

Many folks grumble about the moderators, and I am a little guilty as well. But at the same time they seem to have some disgression with the rules. With your overall attitude of openness, sharing,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-10-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,861
Posted By Road Fan
Doc probably wants to prevent sunburn, which is...

Doc probably wants to prevent sunburn, which is managed by SPF 30 or whatever, and covering up with a bandanna or the sun tail on a hat. Doc probably also wants to prevent skin cancer. What my doc...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-16, 05:13 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,252
Posted By Road Fan
To the OP: I agree with Salamandrine. The bike...

To the OP: I agree with Salamandrine. The bike looks to be in good condition. If you haven't yet ridden it, I think there are a few basic checks that are needed.

Lift the front of the bike...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-09-16, 03:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,079
Posted By Road Fan
I'm in the industry as well, and I agree, it's...

I'm in the industry as well, and I agree, it's quite a task to take the code installed in the car and revise it, and have it still work.

But I recall reading in the first news articles that the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 06:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,807
Posted By Road Fan
I don't think bikes reach an actual non-elastic...

I don't think bikes reach an actual non-elastic threshold while riding. I think, especially with thinner tubing walls or thinner gauge tubing, tubes may be pushed close to the transition between,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,807
Posted By Road Fan
I agree completely, I could not have said it...

I agree completely, I could not have said it better, though I'm not so clear about the (less critical, admittedly) point about modernizing the traditional details adding weight.
Forum: Manufacturer, Retailer, Survey and Consumer Feedback 07-07-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By Road Fan
Catgita, do you have some examples? I've had...

Catgita, do you have some examples? I've had some excellent discussions about bike design and available geometry, with Mike Kone, including about tubing, thicknesses, geometry, and braze-ons.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-06-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By Road Fan
Sheesh, I don't think I know this place anymore. ...

Sheesh, I don't think I know this place anymore. Nor do I want to. You kids have fun.
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