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30 Years Ago: December 1990 in Bicycling magazine

Old 12-19-20, 11:39 AM
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30 Years Ago: December 1990 in Bicycling magazine

Included articles are:
"Letters"
"Riding Technique: Alexi Grewal on Seated Climbing"
"What's in Store -- New Products for 1991"
"Quick Releases" -- short news items
"Off The Back: Yule Get What You Deserve"

As usual, let me know if you'd like to see something else listed in the ToC and I'll add it in a reply to this post or send you a pdf.

If the latter, just send me a PM that includes your email address.

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Is that Superman's bike?
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Is that Superman's bike?
The first and only time I saw a guy with a Clark Kent road bike was in the early 90s.
It was a red and blue, steel beauty.
I thought a person who rode such a bike had better be fast.
He was fast, but he spoke slowly, so his friends called him either "Superman" or "Slow Dan".
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not to hijack this thread ("thread"? is this a thread?), but I've got an old Bicycle Guide article about Alexi's Clark-Kent bike.

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I did not realize HED made a disc brake. Pretty neat. Also I will take as many of those Ritchey levers and brakes and cranks as one is legally allowed to own please and thank you.
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Re: Yule... Some things haven't changed in 30 years.
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
not to hijack this thread ("thread"? is this a thread?), but I've got an old Bicycle Guide article about Alexi's Clark-Kent bike.
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Thanks for posting, it was an interesting read. Apparently that design did not really take off as hoped.
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Originally Posted by SpeedofLite View Post
Included articles are:
"Letters"
"Riding Technique: Alexi Grewal on Seated Climbing"
"What's in Store -- New Products for 1991"
"Quick Releases" -- short news items
"Off The Back: Yule Get What You Deserve"

As usual, let me know if you'd like to see something else listed in the ToC and I'll add it in a reply to this post or send you a pdf.

If the latter, just send me a PM that includes your email address.

Happy Holidays!
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Water bottle placement on page 45 would have me a bit concerned, I hope it's mounted securely....but as the title says "What's in Store?"
Keep the articles coming!
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
Water bottle placement on page 45 would have me a bit concerned, I hope it's mounted securely....but as the title says "What's in Store?"
Keep the articles coming!
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That's not a water bottle but a small bottle of chain oil or similar lubricant. You'd never be able to mount a water bottle on a seat stay, due to heel strike. Some riders would have problems even with the much lower profile oil bottle, in that location.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
That's not a water bottle but a small bottle of chain oil or similar lubricant. You'd never be able to mount a water bottle on a seat stay, due to heel strike. Some riders would have problems even with the much lower profile oil bottle, in that location.
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You are right....I could not view the image larger on the screen I was using....but still would want to be certain that the bottle was secure and would not rotate into the spokes.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
T-Mar,
You are right....I could not view the image larger on the screen I was using....but still would want to be certain that the bottle was secure and would not rotate into the spokes.
Best, Ben
With the style of chain lube bottle pictured, even if it did rotate, it's not large enough to get caught by the spokes. Even it slipped and and slid down the chain stay, it wouldn't be a major issue. In most cases it wouldn't slide far enough to interfere with the chain, as it would be stopped by the chain hanger. Even on a bicycle without a chain hanger, the result wouldn't be catastrophic. It might chew up the bottle, prevent you from getting the gear you want and/or make an odd noise.
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