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06-08-17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By hueyhoolihan

it's all about the gear inches.

it's all about the gear inches.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-17, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,723
Posted By hueyhoolihan

i've been buying noname, carbon, stems,...

i've been buying noname, carbon, stems, handlebars, frames, forks, saddles, and seatposts from ebay for years now, without incident.

i've also removed the tag from my mattress, and yet the feds...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,584
Posted By hueyhoolihan

it's probably ti. i had a custom one make years...

it's probably ti. i had a custom one make years ago. they gave me three finish options: polished, brushed or bead blasted. that one, like mine, looks to be bead blasted. sort of a non-descript dull...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-17, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By hueyhoolihan

they've been making bikes for quite a while, need...

they've been making bikes for quite a while, need approximate age of bike, at least. :)
06-07-17, 05:30 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,693
Posted By hueyhoolihan

IME, that's about right. without eating anything...

IME, that's about right. without eating anything before a ride, which i do quite often, i'm good for a couple of hours before i start paying the price.

BTW, i had to laugh at a recent post (not...
06-07-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 21,274
Posted By hueyhoolihan

mtbs and road bike braking requirements WRT...

mtbs and road bike braking requirements WRT safety and performance vary quite a bit.
06-07-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,474
Posted By hueyhoolihan

so does this mean that Spacely Sprockets and...

so does this mean that Spacely Sprockets and Cogswell Cogs weren't competitors? :foo: i'm devastated...

pot stirrer. :p
06-07-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By hueyhoolihan

what is wrong with cotton for summer? i...

what is wrong with cotton for summer? i understand why it's not best for cold.
Forum: Touring
06-07-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 18,313
Posted By hueyhoolihan

not too many can finish off a ride, including a...

not too many can finish off a ride, including a bear encounter, with a refreshing Starbucks. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
06-07-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,783
Posted By hueyhoolihan

as far as food goes, what with all the convience...

as far as food goes, what with all the convience stores around, carrying food seems foolish to me. although, i'll stuff a candy bar or two, or banana in my top tube bag, to eat while riding. when i...
06-07-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By hueyhoolihan

if you are lucky you may be able to purchase (and...

if you are lucky you may be able to purchase (and use your existing hub and rim) a newer hyperglide freehub. they can be had for under 25 dollars on the web. like this one...
06-07-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By hueyhoolihan

i would seriously consider using the 80PSI. at...

i would seriously consider using the 80PSI. at about the same weight, i find that it's plenty. and go to 25mm tires, or even 28mm tires if the bike can handle them. sometimes the back is more...
Forum: Touring
06-07-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By hueyhoolihan

i've ridden the section in both late spring and...

i've ridden the section in both late spring and early autumn, from Crystal Springs, through Caliente, to Cedar City, Knabe and up to the turnoff to the North rim, a number of times on a motorcycle....
Forum: Touring
06-07-17, 01:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,134
Posted By hueyhoolihan

i've, from time to time, put my thermarest inside...

i've, from time to time, put my thermarest inside my sleeping bag and my sleeping bag inside my bivouac sack. to pack, i just released the air from the pad and rolled it all up. when in camp, first...
06-07-17, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By hueyhoolihan

that should be enough info for most of the spoke...

that should be enough info for most of the spoke calc's i've used on the internet.
06-07-17, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By hueyhoolihan

the shimano 600 seatpost that i have has a small...

the shimano 600 seatpost that i have has a small 'Shimano 600' just below the adjusting screw. it's labeled vertically. and, i think, could easily be polished off.
06-06-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By hueyhoolihan

i had disc brakes on my road bike for a while,...

i had disc brakes on my road bike for a while, but being accustomed to a quiet ride, the squealing got to me. no matter what i did, they would eventually squeal after about 50-100 miles. i eventually...
06-06-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By hueyhoolihan

Joe.. formally known as "Stan's friend Joe."...

Joe.. formally known as "Stan's friend Joe." apparently, for unknown reasons :) , they've had a falling out.

but, 80psi on a 38mm wide tire. isn't that a bit much? not that it's really any of my...
06-06-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By hueyhoolihan

a little research should turn up a number of...

a little research should turn up a number of spoke calc type programs on the web. they run the gamit, IME, from useless to pretty good.

best to get ERD and spoke count of rim and a couple of...
06-06-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By hueyhoolihan

looks identical to my Shimano 600. probably from...

looks identical to my Shimano 600. probably from the late 80's.

OTOH component manufacturers, IME, often labeled the same product with different model names. for instance, my '87ish Stumpjumper...
06-06-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,731
Posted By hueyhoolihan

first things first. find the size of the rim. ...

first things first. find the size of the rim.

if the old tire was indeed on the rim and you could get it off without destroying it, then most likely the rim is a 700c (622mm in diameter). if the...
06-06-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,693
Posted By hueyhoolihan

one would think that, from some of the things...

one would think that, from some of the things written here, that mammals hadn't evolved over millions of years a natural inclination to eat sensibly by virtue of a thing called 'appetite'. but...
06-06-17, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By hueyhoolihan

jeesh!

jeesh!
Forum: Touring
06-06-17, 02:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,147
Posted By hueyhoolihan

the question should be, i would think is, "how am...

the question should be, i would think is, "how am i going to determine whether ANY new bag i get will be warmer than the one i have, which is not warm enough?".

and in general, "the higher the...
06-06-17, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By hueyhoolihan

i've used Tekro cross levers on road bars. they...

i've used Tekro cross levers on road bars. they have worked very well for me. they are nothing special though. just brake levers. i don't care for road levers, in general, and haven't used them for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-17, 01:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,984
Posted By hueyhoolihan

it's very easy to think you have a cassette tight...

it's very easy to think you have a cassette tight when it in fact the lock ring has really only bottomed out on the freehub itself. i would grab the cassette with your hand and try to wiggle it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-17, 01:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,018
Posted By hueyhoolihan

you may have built up lactic acid in your...

you may have built up lactic acid in your quadriceps.

happend to me a long time ago, big time, when i lived in Boston. i borrowed a female friend's expensive bike, and rode it to Walden Pond from...
06-06-17, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By hueyhoolihan

i would remove the top adjusting cap. leave it at...

i would remove the top adjusting cap. leave it at home and ride it like that, just to eliminate a variable.
06-06-17, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By hueyhoolihan

i ride a lot, and my hands hurt from time to...

i ride a lot, and my hands hurt from time to time. it always goes away within a day or two.
Forum: Touring
06-05-17, 02:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By hueyhoolihan

i had the opportunity to camp at the top of...

i had the opportunity to camp at the top of Togwotee pass in late September, or early October in the early '80s. there was 10" of snow at the top, and 12" a week earlier while i was camping near...
Forum: Touring
06-05-17, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,908
Posted By hueyhoolihan

i would think it unlikely that a late '80's trek...

i would think it unlikely that a late '80's trek would have 27" wheels. NTTAWWT. and, as mentioned, there's nothing to worry about WRT those wheels, assuming they are not worn out or in bad...
06-05-17, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By hueyhoolihan

it may not be the caliper, but where the hole is...

it may not be the caliper, but where the hole is positioned in the fork. IOW the fork could be the culprit.

it's also possible to reassemble and/or mount a brake such that it sits higher than...
06-04-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By hueyhoolihan

yes, a QR hub and i use what is probably the...

yes, a QR hub and i use what is probably the original one. no problems holding the wheel.

and although i didn't explicitly state it, mine does not have a freewheel, but instead, a freehub. not...
06-04-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By hueyhoolihan

my recommendation, having owned a number of...

my recommendation, having owned a number of brooks saddles over the past 35 years, is don't do anything to the leather or that adjusting nut. nothing.

and i try to keep in mind the distinction...
06-04-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By hueyhoolihan

although riding over the GG bridge can be...

although riding over the GG bridge can be disapointing cycling experience, what with the combination of traffic noise, masses of pedestrians, other cyclists and foul weather, i suppose you could end...
Forum: Touring
06-03-17, 11:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,446
Posted By hueyhoolihan

i've stealth camped hundreds of times all over...

i've stealth camped hundreds of times all over the U.S. short answer is: don't worry about it.

i've only been disturbed to the point that i moved my camp on two occasions, and believe it or not ,...
06-03-17, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By hueyhoolihan

you never know... i didn't anticipate having a...

you never know... i didn't anticipate having a quadruple bypass either. :lol:
06-03-17, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By hueyhoolihan

my '88 or '89 (?) stumpjumper, with original...

my '88 or '89 (?) stumpjumper, with original wheels and u-brake, has what look to be shimano 600 hubs. but i would imagine that they called them Deore or something similar. and IIRC they had uniglide...
Forum: Touring
06-03-17, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By hueyhoolihan

for someone without any experience, i can't do...

for someone without any experience, i can't do much other than list what i have come to find useful for me. anywhere from an overnighter to a multimonth tour.

down 3-season bag.
2-person tent (if...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By hueyhoolihan

there's no telling where this will lead to. first...

there's no telling where this will lead to. first it's "wine from a teaspoon, then beer from a bottle".

you could end up like me, too old and too many bikes. :lol:
Forum: Commuting
06-03-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,248
Posted By hueyhoolihan

i've been 'tapped' a few times. and i hate...

i've been 'tapped' a few times.

and i hate to say it, being one myself, but most were elderly folk, probably with limited vision. i know this because i had an opportunity to meet a couple of them....
06-03-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,141
Posted By hueyhoolihan

if it's important enough to you and the rubbing...

if it's important enough to you and the rubbing is minimal enough, it's possible (i know because i've done it) to put some shimming material in the front fork dropouts so as to allow the tire to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-17, 11:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By hueyhoolihan

don't think twice about your post, it's well...

don't think twice about your post, it's well within reason.
Forum: Touring
06-02-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,902
Posted By hueyhoolihan

i've been advocating lower max gear inches for...

i've been advocating lower max gear inches for quite a while for touring. so i agree. the only time you'll notice it, IME (and i do have some experience with this while touring) is when everybody...
06-02-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,091
Posted By hueyhoolihan

don't know if the new brooks with the artificial...

don't know if the new brooks with the artificial rubbery material flexes as much as the real leather saddle's did (i'm assuming it IS a new brooks saddle with the rubbery material), even when new,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By hueyhoolihan

should probably be posted in the track bike...

should probably be posted in the track bike forum? :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,686
Posted By hueyhoolihan

all the scenes are similar: flat, sandy, copious...

all the scenes are similar: flat, sandy, copious amounts of palmetto. :(

might want to sell your trainer and get one of these......
06-02-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By hueyhoolihan

just the other day i checked a couple of old...

just the other day i checked a couple of old quill pedals to see if they were lubricated properly. they had loose ball bearings, a threaded cone, a male tabbed washer that fit into a female groove in...
06-02-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,028
Posted By hueyhoolihan

embrace the 'oneness' of the internet. i think...

embrace the 'oneness' of the internet. i think the only foreign land i haven't bought a bike part from is Delaware. :)
06-02-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,471
Posted By hueyhoolihan

most people at some point in their lives have...

most people at some point in their lives have managed to get something sticky on their hands that, try as they might, eventually has to pretty much wear off, before it goes away completely. for me...
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