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05-15-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By Road Fan

If your saddle is a current model, you should be...

If your saddle is a current model, you should be able to find the care information on the Brooks saddle website. If you're buying it new, sealed in original packaging, the package should contain the...
05-11-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,223
Posted By Road Fan

Iím also not sure what it is ALL about, but if...

Iím also not sure what it is ALL about, but if you like pedaling a bicycle, keep pedaling a bicycle. Donít worry about what those others are doing. I donít know what you ride, and really, donít...
05-05-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,890
Posted By Road Fan

THAT is truly astounding!

THAT is truly astounding!
05-05-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Road Fan

if itís local just go and see it, and throw your...

if itís local just go and see it, and throw your leg over. Your seller is a bit clueless, but the available Trek info does not help that much, with a slanted frame.
05-02-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 394
Posted By Road Fan

I think Mad Honk's advice is great, but...

I think Mad Honk's advice is great, but incomplete. What kind of beer????!!!!!!
04-30-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Road Fan

Great video, thanks! I'm not sure it exactly...

Great video, thanks! I'm not sure it exactly addresses these points, but a lot of good ideas are in there.

To me, "professionally-accepted" means there are a lot of experts who can be identified,...
04-25-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,328
Posted By Road Fan

At the moment we're strongly preferring the 2019...

At the moment we're strongly preferring the 2019 Golf Alltrack.
04-25-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,328
Posted By Road Fan

In a long drive an external rack on one of the...

In a long drive an external rack on one of the Prius' cut the MPG from 45 hwy to 33 hwy. Plus rain, snow, and other precip and external exposure. We do use an Allen rack for nearby pedaling trips.
04-17-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,116
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, that's understandable. It would only work in...

Ok, that's understandable. It would only work in Michigan circling islands, like Mackinaw Island, which has a MUP at water level most of the way around. Wind which is sometimes strong in the middle...
04-06-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,162
Posted By Road Fan

I'm not saying shape is irrelevant to comfort,...

I'm not saying shape is irrelevant to comfort, I'm saying levelness is irrelevant to comfort. We each need to find a way to maximize comfort for any saddle we buy (or receive as a birthday present),...
04-05-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Road Fan

This is exactly how I’m approaching the same...

This is exactly how I’m approaching the same problem, to weight-weenie the chain set on my ‘52 Rudge. Same Raleigh proprietary BB threading. I took the old cottered spindle and measured the “B”...
04-04-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By Road Fan

I get knee pain sometimes, too. After all the...

I get knee pain sometimes, too. After all the refitting and checking such things, my yoga teacher suggested that insufficient knee support by the surrounding musculature could be part of the problem....
04-03-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Road Fan

I've had a few of these over maybe 10 years. I...

I've had a few of these over maybe 10 years. I don't think you need to worry about the divots. I think you do need to worry about your sit bones (yes, those bony parts at teh widest area of the...
03-29-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,514
Posted By Road Fan

I second all this. I would add, sometimes, it's...

I second all this. I would add, sometimes, it's ok just to take a 30 minute walk. Wear a jacket, decent shoes, bring some light gloves, and a baseball cap actually adds some warmth to your noggin,...
03-17-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,280
Posted By Road Fan

I have never noticed any concerns with handling...

I have never noticed any concerns with handling as a result of stem extension. I adjust stem extension based on comfort and whether my hands keep drifting back, away from the hoods. I donít use or...
03-16-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,116
Posted By Road Fan

And yet, strangely you are!!!!

And yet, strangely you are!!!!
03-12-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,107
Posted By Road Fan

Hear, hear! But without a good fit including...

Hear, hear! But without a good fit including saddle choice, the others aren't enough.
03-06-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,119
Posted By Road Fan

DD, for me it's not a trend. I started riding...

DD, for me it's not a trend. I started riding tubulars on the streets of Chicago when I was 18 and bought a bike with tubulars. It took a while to learn how and where I could get enough pressure to...
03-05-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,119
Posted By Road Fan

Bill, if that's decrepit, then I've been decrepit...

Bill, if that's decrepit, then I've been decrepit since about the age of 18, since I started filling my tubulars that way about 1970 or so.
02-27-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Road Fan

I don't know that I'd do anything with WD-40, I'm...

I don't know that I'd do anything with WD-40, I'm not sure what the benefit is.

Regarding the thread starter's question, I would definitely Proofide the topside including the skived faces. Not...
02-23-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,119
Posted By Road Fan

For me, the glue holding the base tape to the...

For me, the glue holding the base tape to the tire needs to be stronger than the glue holding the base tape to the rim. If this is not the case, then when you pull your tire off of the rim, where the...
02-23-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,119
Posted By Road Fan

OMG yes, absolutely a keeper!

OMG yes, absolutely a keeper!
02-20-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,119
Posted By Road Fan

This was about 15 years ago. I had been using...

This was about 15 years ago. I had been using Giros off and on for a few years, on roads in Denver Colorado and Dallas, TX. I didn't have a lot of trouble with them at first. Occasional flats and one...
02-20-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,119
Posted By Road Fan

Which Gommis do you have? Iíve used the Champions...

Which Gommis do you have? Iíve used the Champions and the Espressos. IMO the Champions are much better than the Conti Giros, and the Espressos are among the best I have ever ridden, though I have not...
02-19-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,245
Posted By Road Fan

I suggest you take your question to where ďtheyĒ...

I suggest you take your question to where ďtheyĒ are most likely located: the Bike Forums Training and Nutrition Forum.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,779
Posted By Road Fan

At least we can't say the fork is bent!!! ...

At least we can't say the fork is bent!!!

Doug, are you or Herbie still building frames? I'm in the category you're talking about, if we treat fitness an aspirational concept! I would be happy...
02-14-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,165
Posted By Road Fan

If your concerned about how far out you are...

If your concerned about how far out you are reaching, it's not enough to look at bike size which is normally based on seat tube length. First you need to clarify seat tube length. It can be (in order...
02-07-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7,999
Views: 2,466,058
Posted By Road Fan

i have those levers on my 650b and waiting for my...

i have those levers on my 650b and waiting for my tandem project. I like them A LOT!

On more modern bikes I like the Campagnolo Ergopower levers over the Shimanos and SRAMs. These TRL levers are...
01-30-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,178
Posted By Road Fan

I do pretty much the same thing across the board...

I do pretty much the same thing across the board to set up derailleurs.

1. Attach the rear derailleur - it just mainly bolts on. Put on the wheel with freewheel, leaving the chain off or...
01-26-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,664
Posted By Road Fan

People would ride such a bike because they are...

People would ride such a bike because they are fun!
01-26-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Road Fan

I can't say much about your points about width. ...

I can't say much about your points about width. I'm a skeptic about fitting formulas, but Spesh measured me at 143 and that has turned out to be best for the Toupe and old Alias series. But they're...
01-23-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,235
Posted By Road Fan

Mine is a 1952 Rudge Aero Special. A guy...

Mine is a 1952 Rudge Aero Special. A guy employing a house he had bought to fix and flip found it in the attic, and brought it to an LBS to see if they could sell it. In I walked and noticed an...
01-21-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,664
Posted By Road Fan

Yeah, my wife's Breezer Liberty came with that...

Yeah, my wife's Breezer Liberty came with that fixing plate - it is a fantastic addition! It also keeps the stand from twisting if the bolt works loose.
01-20-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,664
Posted By Road Fan

Well, the reason for riding a road bike is simple...

Well, the reason for riding a road bike is simple - they're fun! As far as practical accessorization, I don't think fenders. hub dyno, f/r dyno lights, and lock in a small bag takes away very much....
01-17-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,381
Posted By Road Fan

As far as Langlitz, Limmer, or Ideale, I have no...

As far as Langlitz, Limmer, or Ideale, I have no idea. There are quite a few products in this class of goods, and I really only need to know about a few that I can actually buy within my local area....
01-17-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,180
Posted By Road Fan

Very cool! Here in Ann Arbor (southern lower...

Very cool! Here in Ann Arbor (southern lower Michigan, y'all!) we get 2 foot accumulation occasionally. When our helpful Streets Department clears our street for public school access, of course the...
01-17-21, 02:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,381
Posted By Road Fan

Regarding a company trusting its long legacy to a...

Regarding a company trusting its long legacy to a formulation for leather dressing, that's exactly what Brooks has done with Proofide.

We're here speaking of leather dressings as if they are...
01-08-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,114
Posted By Road Fan

I have a 41 CV emulator on my iPhone.

I have a 41 CV emulator on my iPhone.
01-06-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,643
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, that explains the look! I've never owned one.

Ok, that explains the look! I've never owned one.
01-06-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,643
Posted By Road Fan

As I get older I worry more about falling,...

As I get older I worry more about falling, especially on pavement. I trust my Italian and American frames which were cold-set 25 years ago and have continued to take the unimaginable stress of my...
12-31-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,853
Posted By Road Fan

I don't know how "generous" we mean for Italians....

I don't know how "generous" we mean for Italians. Yes, of course 1960's Italian Masis exist for over $3000, but at the same time not all Colnago are over $1200. Plus if he is open to lesser known...
12-30-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,643
Posted By Road Fan

I think these sorts of conversions are very...

I think these sorts of conversions are very feasible and worthwhile. If you like riding that particular frame and to not want to mess with adapting to a different one, this conversion should just...
12-27-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, they both are, but the rim brands he...

Yes, they both are, but the rim brands he mentioned are not, though they were all common equipment in the USA. Weinmann was historicaly Swiss, Sun is American, and I'm not sure about Alex. It looks...
12-24-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Road Fan

Sorry, y'all for no pics, but after wiping down...

Sorry, y'all for no pics, but after wiping down the joints I see just a little bit of brass around the bottom of the steer tube, and none at the top. My guess is the braze never penetrated into the...
12-23-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 49,048
Posted By Road Fan

I think my 1970 ish UO-8 has a 72 degree seat...

I think my 1970 ish UO-8 has a 72 degree seat tube and head tube - laid back and low trail. There's a lot of for offset but it could just be a symmetrically bent fork. It's been a while since I...
12-18-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Road Fan

oh man, I can only dream! I'm much more couch...

oh man, I can only dream! I'm much more couch potato than even Bill, absolutely light years away from Ferrigno!
12-16-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,626
Posted By Road Fan

Frank, using BB center between two bikes is only...

Frank, using BB center between two bikes is only valid if the crank arms are the same length. If not or you are in doubt, do more measurements to check how the arms compare or just change to...
12-16-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,626
Posted By Road Fan

Heldenberg already has knee pain, so I would...

Heldenberg already has knee pain, so I would advise not to make big changes in the wrong direction. So the first change should be rather small to limit the impact in case it is in the wrong...
12-16-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,336
Posted By Road Fan

Moisture, I also think that what you wrote is not...

Moisture, I also think that what you wrote is not a comprehensive point of view. But your title set the expectation that it is applicable to all riders on all machines. For example, riders of Raleigh...
12-15-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,212
Posted By Road Fan

How perfect! An Estwing hammer also in the...

How perfect! An Estwing hammer also in the quiver!
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