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07-01-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By 79pmooney

No, the corona viruses are called that because...

No, the corona viruses are called that because they come from the corona of our sun. The sun throws off all sorts of particles and waves. It also is known to get sick. Sun spots. Radio operators...
07-01-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By 79pmooney

I've paid zero attention to the Velox wet or dry...

I've paid zero attention to the Velox wet or dry issues on my bikes - ever. I've ridden many wheels through puddles far deeper than the rims. In fact nearly to the bottom bracket. Get home, maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 545
Posted By 79pmooney

My first fix gear ride, I coasted to let three...

My first fix gear ride, I coasted to let three oncoming cars pass before I took a left turn. Locked my knee. Forward speed turned instantly into a vertical bunny hop. I remember being fully aware...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 545
Posted By 79pmooney

I am a huge fan of fix gear road bikes. Been...

I am a huge fan of fix gear road bikes. Been riding them 45 years and over half my lifetime mileage. I raced in the '70s. My club's vets told me I had to take my second bike (Peugeot UO-8 at the...
07-01-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 The eyelets are there because the rim...

+1 The eyelets are there because the rim material is thin enough that spokes will very likely cause cracking without them. There are rims without the eyelets but those rims have more material in...
06-30-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,878
Posted By 79pmooney

I've fallen over clipped or strapped in many...

I've fallen over clipped or strapped in many times over the past 50 years. If you accept you just made a fool of yourself, relax and rotate your knee and elbow out a little so they hit first and...
06-29-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,903
Posted By 79pmooney

That's why I use only King cages. I used to race...

That's why I use only King cages. I used to race when very few of us had support handing up water bottles. A lost bottle could sabotage a race. Hence I used only the reliable TA caged (this was...
06-29-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,818
Posted By 79pmooney

I think the combo is quite successful. Most of...

I think the combo is quite successful. Most of those parts would look just a little bad by themselves/
06-29-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,584
Posted By 79pmooney

He was suspended for a week. I saw several posts...

He was suspended for a week. I saw several posts by him yesterday.

Edit: Just went to Banned Users, I see his parole lasted hours and he got sent back for life..
06-28-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,756
Posted By 79pmooney

I've taken to wearing shirts with double breast...

I've taken to wearing shirts with double breast pockets. I put a small sanitizer in the right pocket. Makes sanitizing right after contact really easy. Don't even need both hands to get started.
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06-28-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By 79pmooney

I've blown a tire off a rim. No, not a tubeless....

I've blown a tire off a rim. No, not a tubeless. Just a tired old clincher. Going between 20 and 25 mph. Not something I ever want to repeat, One of my top 5 crashes in 50 years of riding. ...
06-27-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,903
Posted By 79pmooney

Or buy a King SS cage for around $18. I am a...

Or buy a King SS cage for around $18. I am a huge fan of cages, but not paying high prices for them. The Kings work really well. In and out is easy and the bottles don't come out. They last a...
06-27-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By 79pmooney

There are rims without reinforcing around the...

There are rims without reinforcing around the nipple holes that will crack without the washers, guaranteed, especially some older rims fro the '70s. Mavic Open Sports are probably marginal. I build...
06-25-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm trying to settle in for the long haul. I can...

I'm trying to settle in for the long haul. I can do bike rides but I will have to be very careful around people until I can get vaccinated or my housemate situation changes. Vaccine in what, March...
06-25-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By 79pmooney

That website overwhelmed my internet service so I...

That website overwhelmed my internet service so I had to view it minus the graphics but jut the text is pretty damning. I've been following the NY Times COVID reporting now for a couple of months. ...
06-24-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,756
Posted By 79pmooney

Wisconsin's feeling left out with all the news...

Wisconsin's feeling left out with all the news about Texas and Florida. This should bring them back into the limelight. And as they say, any news is good news.
06-22-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,584
Posted By 79pmooney

I read an interesting article a couple of months...

I read an interesting article a couple of months ago on the detailed study of how different cities fared in the years after the Spanish Flu of 1918. (Two cities that had very similar situations took...
06-22-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By 79pmooney

Nobody ever says this but - if you center the...

Nobody ever says this but - if you center the pads, they will not hit the rim at the same time. Reason? The two sides have different geometries and mechanical advantages. If you center the pads, one...
06-22-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,107
Posted By 79pmooney

Bag Balm is not all natural but it has a ~120...

Bag Balm is not all natural but it has a ~120 year history of use, first on cow tits, then when the 2nd generation mechanical milkers obviated the need, farmers' wives quickly figured out a lot of...
06-22-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By 79pmooney

You could try shoe polish on the MKS straps. ...

You could try shoe polish on the MKS straps. Here in Portland we have a real cobbler, I bet I could take the straps and seat to him and he could steer me to a polish that would get the straps close.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,338
Posted By 79pmooney

My rather cynical observation is that SRAM has...

My rather cynical observation is that SRAM has been burned rather badly by at least one very famous FD mishap. The very public chain jam that cost Tour de France racer Andy Schleck the race, SRAM...
06-19-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By 79pmooney

Not an answer to your question but a question...

Not an answer to your question but a question from me. Are the valves unscrewing because you are using a screw-on chuck? If so, why not just get a pump with a locking chuck instead or change the...
06-19-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By 79pmooney

Oregon's daily new COVID case rate is now roughly...

Oregon's daily new COVID case rate is now roughly double its peaks in April and May. Those (probably uninsured) bike shop employees have good reason to be wary of customers being "spreaders". There...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,967
Posted By 79pmooney

Old fart here. I think they mailed in in the...

Old fart here. I think they mailed in in the early '80. Very clean cable runs. Full length rear housing run on top of the TT with brazed on guides. Trouble free and easy to inspect that replace. ...
06-18-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By 79pmooney

The reason for loud hubs? Advertising. The...

The reason for loud hubs? Advertising. The quiet hubs never get noticed.

As a racer back in a distant millennia, I use to grease my SunTour freewheels because I never wanted to advertise that I...
06-17-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,461
Posted By 79pmooney

I've never had 65s but I love climbing on pista...

I've never had 65s but I love climbing on pista bars. I can stand in the drops and do my usual rock, No bruised forearms. Also sweet for the Bernard Tevenet on the tops climbing as it kicks the...
06-17-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,680
Posted By 79pmooney

All the waterbottles I've used have a ring with a...

All the waterbottles I've used have a ring with a lip as the "valve". Grab the lip with your teeth and pull. Pretty simple. I close the bottle after so as not to have rust and corrosion causing...
06-16-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,680
Posted By 79pmooney

Practice while riding on your own. You need to...

Practice while riding on your own. You need to be able to drink while on hard or long rides with others and doing a wobble, contacting someone else's tire and causing a crash will make you very...
06-16-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 146,224
Posted By 79pmooney

In my 27 years of tubulars, I never applied glue...

In my 27 years of tubulars, I never applied glue to the tire basetape. Always seemed to me like a lot of work and messy. I do examine the basetape to make sure I trust that the glue will stick...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 759,341
Posted By 79pmooney

Paint on my ti frame allows me to have the bike...

Paint on my ti frame allows me to have the bike I've always wanted. (Very) red. Damage? It's just paint. I'm paying for paint anyways - fork. And unlike a steel frame, if it gets damaged, noting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,660
Posted By 79pmooney

Chafed nipples has been an issue for me forever. ...

Chafed nipples has been an issue for me forever. I love that with suspenders, I simply clip in about 2" from center in front. Before I started doing that, I ran the straps through a rubber band. ...
06-14-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By 79pmooney

Easy. Keep tradition. #1...

Easy. Keep tradition. #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) always goes to last year's winner. (And yes, last year's winner doesn't get to wear "his" number. But...
06-12-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By 79pmooney

Nowhere near as amusing - I picked up a '73...

Nowhere near as amusing - I picked up a '73 Carlton Raleigh Competition frame several years ago for $80 as a rather nice beater bike. Parts came off the frame I was replacing Rode it, Fun! Rode it...
Forum: Foo
06-11-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 907
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you tried getting on the bike for a very...

Have you tried getting on the bike for a very easy spin?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,660
Posted By 79pmooney

I notice it sitting in chairs, but never riding. ...

I notice it sitting in chairs, but never riding. In my racing days, I always looked in shop windows to see ow close to horizontal my back was. No longer that limber but I still ride aggressively...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,660
Posted By 79pmooney

An (ancient) way to get the benefits of bibs at...

An (ancient) way to get the benefits of bibs at lower cost and far more convenience. Clip-on suspenders. They'll get you laughed out of forums but they do the same job of keeping the chamois snugly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 747
Posted By 79pmooney

"Now that laced shoes have been out for some...

"Now that laced shoes have been out for some time" Hard for me to read that with a straight face. Pros were wearing laced cycling shoes 120 years ago. When I raced in the '70s. that was all there...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By 79pmooney

This sounds a lot like chrondomalcia patella...

This sounds a lot like chrondomalcia patella (CP), a condition I've lived with the past 40 years, I was diagnosed 3 days after onset when I had to drop out of a race and series I'd nearly podiumed...
06-08-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,249
Posted By 79pmooney

3 year old cogs. New chain skips under pressure...

3 year old cogs. New chain skips under pressure on the small ones. I'm 95% certain this is worn cogs. (If you can see the wear that cog is very worn.) Buy a new cassette. If the skipping still...
06-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny! My racing bike my first year was a...

Funny! My racing bike my first year was a 15-speed Lambert with SunTour V-GT Luxe rear and SunTour something front. 13-19 FW. Bike didn't have a dropout with hanger. I took a piece of 1/4" 6061 (in...
06-06-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By 79pmooney

My first 4 bikes were 5G. I upped the Mooney to...

My first 4 bikes were 5G. I upped the Mooney to 7G. My TiCycles 9G. I'm holding there. (Oh, you're not talking FW/cassette speeds? I'll just go to my corner and be confused.)
06-06-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By 79pmooney

Today is also my (passed) mom's birthday. Dad's...

Today is also my (passed) mom's birthday. Dad's was one week earlier. The real Memorial Day. I got reminded every June growing up of DDay and the great wars. (Grandfather saw action that was no...
06-06-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,860
Posted By 79pmooney

I:m guessing you are white and own valuables. A...

I:m guessing you are white and own valuables. A young black male fears being shot by the police probably far more than having his house robbed or being put at risk by a drunk driver. Blacks of all...
06-06-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,860
Posted By 79pmooney

Thank you Fuji. No, this is not going to change...

Thank you Fuji. No, this is not going to change the world. But it is a (yet another) notice that the world is watching what our police departments are doing. I hope more companies that sell equipment...
06-05-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,579
Posted By 79pmooney

I call out "bicycle". Easy, requires no hardware...

I call out "bicycle". Easy, requires no hardware and works in all hand positions. And everybody but the hearing impaired "gets" it.

Ben
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,411
Posted By 79pmooney

I watched the Pantani video also. Yes, great...

I watched the Pantani video also. Yes, great climber. I am also a natural out of the saddle, but I was never gifted with either the engine or his compact frame. I love climbing in the drops and will...
06-03-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By 79pmooney

Or - measure how deep the bolt hole is, shoulder...

Or - measure how deep the bolt hole is, shoulder to tube, then how long the bolt is. Maybe file a little bolt off if it is close. (I've never run into this and didn't know it until now. My...
06-02-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By 79pmooney

I am pretty certain the Miyata is for a Superbe...

I am pretty certain the Miyata is for a Superbe shifter, the Schwinn for the auto-trim. My custom has a boss for the Superbe. (It doesn't look quite like either because the builder simply made a...
06-01-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By 79pmooney

Winter salt; an excellent reason to take the rear...

Winter salt; an excellent reason to take the rear derailleur off (and just use the front as a chain guide if needed). 1) Salt quickly makes chains run very poorly through the pulley slalom. 2) In...
06-01-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By 79pmooney

I think I saw an umbrella clip on the Zephal...

I think I saw an umbrella clip on the Zephal website the other day. Try the source. (A lot of the good French stuff was and is made long after the US market goes elsewhere.)
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