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Posted By rhm

How much training do I really need...?

Okay, so... last year I didn't ride much, and my conditioning suffered. I was still able to ride a 400 and a 1000 without terrible pain, but I felt slow.

This year is worse. Very little riding...
07-02-20, 03:59 AM
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Posted By rhm

​​​​​​Nonetheless, I still don't understand why...

​​​​​​Nonetheless, I still don't understand why the hide of an older cow should be preferred to that of a young one, once they reach full size. They're not trees-- they don't have annual growth...
06-28-20, 05:52 AM
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Views: 153
Posted By rhm

It looks to me like a TSM (Takahashi) saddle. For...

It looks to me like a TSM (Takahashi) saddle. For comparison, Google "Speedic Saddle." TSM saddles were usually branded Speedic, but they made the same saddle on contract for Ross, so Huffy wouldn't...
06-27-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,083
Posted By rhm

+1

+1
06-26-20, 11:36 AM
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Posted By rhm

If I were doing that Rickert badge, I'd draw it...

If I were doing that Rickert badge, I'd draw it up in CorelDraw (cuz that's what I use), ending up with black lines and black letters over a gray background. Then I'd use Shapeways' 2D to 3D app. The...
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Views: 940
Posted By rhm

I empty my bags out infrequently, and often find...

I empty my bags out infrequently, and often find unexpected stuff in there.

After a ride I have to dig my cell phone, wallet, keys, etc, out of the bag; so I'll usually look around for other...
06-15-20, 11:26 AM
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Views: 289
Posted By rhm

For what it's worth, there is a 3TTT stem that is...

For what it's worth, there is a 3TTT stem that is notorious for breaking at the clamp. I don't know if anyone's died as a result, but I think they're just as dangerous as the AVA / ATAX ones.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,261
Posted By rhm

Oh, man, I'm sorry to say it but: I disagree with...

Oh, man, I'm sorry to say it but: I disagree with everything except "may be too high." Soaking a saddle in oil may have been good advice 40 years ago (dunno!) but today's Brooks saddles do not need...
06-02-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By rhm

Man, that catalog photo. If someone posted...

Man, that catalog photo.

If someone posted that photo, we'd all say "that bike is too big for you! "
05-31-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By rhm

I would definitely try to straighten it. ...

I would definitely try to straighten it.

Put a steel pipe through the bottom bracket and another through the head tube. Sit on the floor with both feet on the pipe through the bottom bracket and...
05-30-20, 03:41 PM
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Posted By rhm

+1

+1
05-28-20, 11:21 PM
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Posted By rhm

No. It's 150% as cool, AKA 50% cooler. Five...

No. It's 150% as cool, AKA 50% cooler. Five pulley wheels, now, that would be 150% cooler.

But that's assuming that a derailleur's coolness is directly proportional to the number of pulleys. I...
05-28-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,294
Posted By rhm

Check this out: ...

Check this out:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1015419-falcon-san-remo-cl-pick-up.html
05-26-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By rhm

See if you can make contact with the guy who runs...

See if you can make contact with the guy who runs Cyclomondo CYCLOMONDO - BICYCLE RESTORATION DECALS (http://cyclomondo.net/). He's in Australia. He was doing pantographing for a while. I see it's...
05-26-20, 08:02 AM
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Views: 790
Posted By rhm

Sounds to me like maybe your cranks are too long.

Sounds to me like maybe your cranks are too long.
05-24-20, 09:33 AM
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Posted By rhm

My 1982 Trek 720 has the number "720" cut into...

My 1982 Trek 720 has the number "720" cut into the steerer with, I presume, a rotary to like a Dremel. I don't know if they did that to all the forks, but it's worth a look.
05-24-20, 09:14 AM
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Views: 166
Posted By rhm

The best match to a Sturmey Archer three speed...

The best match to a Sturmey Archer three speed hub is a Sturmey Archer DH6 dynohub.

Sturmey Archer (Raleigh) also made some large flange chromed steel hubs with a nice old fashioned design. These...
05-24-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By rhm

Is there a date stamped on the frame? Look for...

Is there a date stamped on the frame? Look for one letter and two digits near the right side of the cantle plate. These were made from the mid 60's into the 70's.

A little proofide can't hurt, but...
05-19-20, 08:47 PM
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Views: 3,181
Posted By rhm

I have RTP's on my Squarebuilt for most of the...

I have RTP's on my Squarebuilt for most of the year, but I put Panaracer Ribmo 26 x 2.0 on it for the winter. They measure about 48 mm. Definitely not as nice as RTP's but pretty nice nonetheless. ...
05-17-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,712
Posted By rhm

Yesterday I took my latest plaything... ...

Yesterday I took my latest plaything...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49811080743_21ef803796_4k.jpg

which is a classic Dutch racing bike Gugifacazione with 26" wheels and a Suntour S1...
05-17-20, 08:13 PM
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Views: 346
Posted By rhm

I recently got a pair of Tektro 520 levers, the...

I recently got a pair of Tektro 520 levers, the ones that are specifically meant for direct pull brakes (V-brakes). I installed those because I wanted to use them with classic Deore V-brakes from...
05-16-20, 07:09 PM
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Views: 2,712
Posted By rhm

I have had some classic Sport Tourer bikes come...

I have had some classic Sport Tourer bikes come through my hands, like a first generation Fuji Finest, a 1954 Alvin Drysdale Sport Tourer, and others... And I have a great touring bike, a Trek 720. ...
05-16-20, 02:18 PM
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Views: 390
Posted By rhm

I too am a bit doubtful about the 559 wheel size....

I too am a bit doubtful about the 559 wheel size. But it's possible.

I really doubt replacing the crank is worth the effort, mainly because you will find few options (if any) that are better than...
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Views: 2,031
Posted By rhm

Several years ago I had the idea that I wanted to...

Several years ago I had the idea that I wanted to modify an old racing frame I had. The frame fit me perfectly but it had a very odd quirk in the geometry. It was a custom for someone, so maybe this...
05-13-20, 03:16 PM
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Posted By rhm

Dunno! For what it's worth, the ones I've seen...

Dunno! For what it's worth, the ones I've seen (and only in photos) were white ten speeds, typical bike boom stuff.
05-13-20, 02:57 PM
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Views: 1,337
Posted By rhm

There was a German company that made...

There was a German company that made Pinarello-branded bikes in the 70's. I've seen them on Craigslist several times. Not great quality, though probably not terrible. They may have sold those at...
05-12-20, 07:07 PM
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Views: 3,361
Posted By rhm

Oh, you really don't want to get me started on...

Oh, you really don't want to get me started on this... I am a crank on the subject, :lol:

But shorter is better. There just isn't any advantage to longer cranks. People talk about leverage; yes,...
05-12-20, 02:28 PM
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Posted By rhm

I've never seen a bike foal, but always kinda...

I've never seen a bike foal, but always kinda assumed they'd do it standing, like a horse.
05-12-20, 09:19 AM
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Views: 257
Posted By rhm

Shimano had an automatic shift system for their...

Shimano had an automatic shift system for their four speed IGH. I tried it once and really liked it. It was always in the lowest gear at a stop, and as you got going faster it would shift up. The...
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Posted By rhm

As long as it doesn't get so steep that you have...

As long as it doesn't get so steep that you have to get off and walk, I would not worry about a little variance in slope. That variance will give you a chance to change your cadence now and then,...
05-07-20, 04:58 PM
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Views: 1,116
Posted By rhm

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200507_155921993_bd190b4893341769118d9f462e935858b32237bc.jpg
Well I guess it's time to take this one to the post office.
05-04-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,386
Posted By rhm

A lot of the replies so far seem concerned with...

A lot of the replies so far seem concerned with the rack flexing under load. I haven't experienced that. And the weight doesn't bother me much; of course if you put 30 lbs on the bike, you're going...
05-04-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By rhm

The Brooks saddle for a track bike is a B17...

The Brooks saddle for a track bike is a B17 Sprinter. Properly called a Champion Sprinter, I think. It's narrower than a Champion Narrow, which is of course narrower than a Champion Standard.
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05-04-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,775
Posted By rhm

I resisted the disc brake koolaid for a long...

I resisted the disc brake koolaid for a long time, going as far as having a custom frame built so I could avoid disc brakes. But some 18 months ago I was offered a disc brake bike at a price I...
05-01-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 530
Posted By rhm

I have had mixed results with FW hubs. I had one...

I have had mixed results with FW hubs. I had one that worked flawlessly, so I know how great they can be. I had another that I could never get adjusted right. Most were somewhere between those,...
04-29-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 530
Posted By rhm

Another option is to switch 5 speed guts into...

Another option is to switch 5 speed guts into your existing AW hub, then you can use the same trigger shifter etc, you just have to add another to shift between the high and low.
04-29-20, 11:57 AM
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Views: 1,219
Posted By rhm

At the moment this appears to be scheduled for...

At the moment this appears to be scheduled for October 4. https://www.granfondonationalseries.com/gran-fondo-highlands
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Posted By rhm

Congratulations! I was thinking about...

Congratulations!

I was thinking about riding a century today, but it's late afternoon and I haven't started yet. Not a good sign. It's such a nice day, though....
04-25-20, 07:25 AM
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Views: 2,866
Posted By rhm

All I can tell you is that N is an irrational...

All I can tell you is that N is an irrational number.
04-20-20, 03:19 PM
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Views: 244,198
Posted By rhm

Ah, so, no. Thanks!

Ah, so, no.

Thanks!
04-18-20, 11:21 AM
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Views: 244,198
Posted By rhm

Yes, that sounds interesting! Got photo? I...

Yes, that sounds interesting! Got photo?

I shoulda mentioned, I'd especially like something that pulls more than usual cable. The Campy NR that I'm using now pulls just enough cable... But...
04-16-20, 05:10 PM
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Views: 244,198
Posted By rhm

Looking for a interesting set of down tube...

Looking for a interesting set of down tube shifters. They have to fit on standard Campy shifter bosses. I'm using ratty late model Campy NR shifters now, and they are fine, but just so boring. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-15-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,583
Posted By rhm

Be careful, if you do that, you could wind up...

Be careful, if you do that, you could wind up with Spanish Flu. The irony would be priceless.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-14-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,583
Posted By rhm

A few years ago I restored a 70 year old...

A few years ago I restored a 70 year old Armstrong Moth frame. I didn't do much to the paint, just touched up the black paint that was on it (not original) and recreated graphics based on photos of...
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Views: 8,299
Posted By rhm

Huh. "hardcore" is putting it kindly and, even...

Huh. "hardcore" is putting it kindly and, even so, I call foul. For the full fleche experience I would expect the team to set up their trainers outside, at safe distance from one another, but where...
04-12-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By rhm

If we assume this saddle was made by a reputable...

If we assume this saddle was made by a reputable manufacturer whose goods I'm familiar with, then my best guess is Takahashi. Their saddles were usually branded "Speedic" and often have the model...
04-11-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 546
Posted By rhm

I agree. I see the marks in question, but what I...

I agree. I see the marks in question, but what I see is on the surface of the paint, not under it. If you stripped the paint, I think the mark would be gone too.
04-06-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By rhm

Dude, you crazy. :thumb: If I had bought a...

Dude, you crazy. :thumb:

If I had bought a Trek 720 touring bike in 1982, it would have come with those. But alas I was a poor college student at that time and I could only afford the frame. I put...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,273
Posted By rhm

Yup, I get that. :thumb:

Yup, I get that. :thumb:
03-31-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,174
Posted By rhm

Huh! Neat bike. Definitely not my thing. But...

Huh! Neat bike. Definitely not my thing. But the aesthetic speaks for itself. One look at all the photos, I think I understood what you were going for, and I think you nailed it. It's beautiful.
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