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08-08-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 77,755
Posted By Road Fan

Specialized Road Sport 27x 1 ¼ fits my 68 year...

Specialized Road Sport 27x 1 ¼ fits my 68 year old steel Dunlops beautifully and holds at 90 psi with the wire beads. Tires ride hard at 90 so I'm backing off to 55 front 60 rear.
07-28-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Road Fan

Also there are a handful of simple (maybe not so...

Also there are a handful of simple (maybe not so simple) rules of thumb for saddle adjustment

1. Start with the saddle level, the middle in line with the seat tube and with your knee just straight...
07-06-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,924
Posted By Road Fan

In that case, I again don't feel motivated to...

In that case, I again don't feel motivated to change to clipless!
07-03-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By Road Fan

dedhed , how bad are the old parts, really? It is...

dedhed , how bad are the old parts, really? It is possible to just clean it up and use it, or replace only the part of the BB that is actually worn.

​​​​Kabuki12 , I don't have the grinding skill...
06-29-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By Road Fan

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06-29-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By Road Fan

I have a Rudge Aero Special from 1952, the later...

I have a Rudge Aero Special from 1952, the later 27x1 ¼ change made for 1952. As with this one, livery variants were made for Humber, Rudge, and Raleigh Lenton. All the same spec except for some...
06-19-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By Road Fan

I won't be going with canti. I was trying to say...

I won't be going with canti. I was trying to say the lack of canti posts is an advantage in this case. I'm going to equip this frame by transferring parts over from my Trek 610, which came with...
06-19-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By Road Fan

"New" toy!

I just received a 1982 Trek 720 frame/fork, same size as my old 1984 610. It does not have canti posts, so it is definitely 1982. The plan is to purpose the 720 into the same roles as the 610 with...
06-19-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By Road Fan

I often read threads non-linearly. And I'm...

I often read threads non-linearly.

And I'm not trained in marketing. If you want to reach all the vintage bike nuts (what, 2000 people worldwide?), I'm not sure the word applies. In practical...
06-13-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,341
Posted By Road Fan

Hey, Bill! Same for me with an...

Hey, Bill!

Same for me with an International, PX-10, and a 1969 Raleight Competition. Matching size, condition, completeness and cost are hard to do! I just have to build my PX-10 in-a-box!
06-13-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,341
Posted By Road Fan

I recall these originally equipped with Brooks...

I recall these originally equipped with Brooks Pro saddles, though this may have been a later upgrade. I would call it a plausible replacement - if an original Pro was damaged and needed replacement,...
06-09-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,747
Posted By Road Fan

It can't be so impossible, it's been done by...

It can't be so impossible, it's been done by Campagnolo, Shimano, Sachs, SRAM, and Microshift, just for the ones I can easily think of.
06-09-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,747
Posted By Road Fan

Beautiful bike! My wife's 1997 Terry has...

Beautiful bike! My wife's 1997 Terry has Campagnolo Mirage 3x8 controlled by Ergopowers for drop bars, and it has worked flawlessly for 23 years without an overhaul, much tuning, or any...
06-09-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,747
Posted By Road Fan

Another great expert in Ergopower and all else...

Another great expert in Ergopower and all else Campy is Peter Chisolm, known as "oldpotatoe" on The Paceline and at times on BF. You can probably find him listed in the Members section here.
06-08-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Road Fan

I have a 1984 Trek 610, and it has 53 mm fenders...

I have a 1984 Trek 610, and it has 53 mm fenders between the seatstays. The gap between the chainstays is narrower, and the fenders are cutout somewhat where they go between the chainstays. It...
05-22-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,707
Posted By Road Fan

I think it doesn't take an expert to know your...

I think it doesn't take an expert to know your chances of this disease are low if you don't ride too close, but I don't think anyone including we random Internetizens knows enough to make any...
05-18-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By Road Fan

Recording my rides as I re-start

Yesterday I ventured out for the second time in about a year and first time solo in a long time. It the actual first time with Mrs Road Fan, who's climbing fitness was far better than mine. I have...
05-08-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,407
Posted By Road Fan

true dat! But I like them!

true dat! But I like them!
05-04-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,082
Posted By Road Fan

The Sachs freewheels with the funny little...

The Sachs freewheels with the funny little features on the ends ot the teeth (for the Sachs ARIS indexing system) are among the best and best shifting ever sold. There is a BF member, PastorBobinNH...
05-02-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Road Fan

The truth of ELOS is not in a sticker or even a...

The truth of ELOS is not in a sticker or even a BB shell stamping. It's in the use of tubing for the TT and DT that actually are larger in diameter than the ones intended to be used on SL, SLX, or...
05-01-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,539
Posted By Road Fan

I REALLY like the look of the black Torpado, it...

I REALLY like the look of the black Torpado, it seems to have a lot of BB drop!

I start with my PBH measurement and the equations, then ride, first to see if the saddle height, setback and tilt...
05-01-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Road Fan

A point: the tubing decal says EL, not ELOS. The...

A point: the tubing decal says EL, not ELOS. The ELOS sticker says "ELOS." If the correct sticker is on the bike, then your tubes should be standard diameter: 25.4 mm TT, and 28.4 mm on the ST and...
05-01-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By Road Fan

First problem with a bike shop solution is for...

First problem with a bike shop solution is for them to say "you just need a new bike." Of course, it can be repaired.
04-27-20, 04:12 PM
04-26-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,212
Posted By Road Fan

I'll join in as wingman - I used to have the bad...

I'll join in as wingman - I used to have the bad habit of going around my bike with the set of combination wrenches and feel for looseness a few weeks after I had built a bike. I usualy felt some...
04-23-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,217
Posted By Road Fan

For the fore-aft balance thing, I think there...

For the fore-aft balance thing, I think there might be two things, but I think only one is significant. First is the weight on the front and rear wheels. Going back to the mid-1970s, "Bicycle...
04-17-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,011
Posted By Road Fan

Another reason to keep your Mafac brakes: If you...

Another reason to keep your Mafac brakes: If you change your steel rims for aluminum rims, you will need to lower the brake shoes 4 mm so they squeeze on your new rims rather than on your new tires...
04-10-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By Road Fan

Terming a derailleur "6-speed" usually means it...

Terming a derailleur "6-speed" usually means it was made for indexing, and Campy's first common indexing systems were 8 speed - they entered the domain late.

Campy racing transmissions were mostly...
04-08-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By Road Fan

First time I did this I was 11, and I had just...

First time I did this I was 11, and I had just got some birthday money, so off to the local hobby shop! Came back with three kits of 1/72 scale plastic WW2 British fighters: Spitfire, Hurricane, and...
04-07-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By Road Fan

I know, no offense intended!

I know, no offense intended!
04-03-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By Road Fan

I'm on the same page as Phughes. You may or may...

I'm on the same page as Phughes. You may or may not need a slotted saddle or one with a wider slot. In my riding it has not too much to do with sliding unless I'm going to cure teh slip with a seat...
03-28-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,528
Posted By Road Fan

Beautiful, I remember Northern Wi lakeshores like...

Beautiful, I remember Northern Wi lakeshores like that from my younger years! Thanks!
03-28-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,948
Posted By Road Fan

A few of the responses amount to, "if they want...

A few of the responses amount to, "if they want to be angry at me, let them, it doesn't matter once they drive away." But it does, in terms of the potential for that anger being vented against other...
03-26-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,528
Posted By Road Fan

For once I’m glad I left Chicago! In Michigan...

For once I’m glad I left Chicago! In Michigan there seems to be no impediment to me restarting my long distance life. Been doing four mile walks with Mrs Road Fan about three times a week, getting...
03-25-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,489
Posted By Road Fan

That Chorus is the first generation, about 1995. ...

That Chorus is the first generation, about 1995. I run one on my Trek 610. It takes the Campagnolo 111 mm sealed BB. It has fantastically low Q.

The next one is a Record. It needs a Campagnolo...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,852
Posted By Road Fan

As a charitable effort I volunteer to remove a...

As a charitable effort I volunteer to remove a Ducati from your sphere of concerns ... pm for shipping address, lol!

But with bicycles you get more fun per dollar pissed away!
02-19-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,653
Posted By Road Fan

My mind goes back to my motorcycling experiences...

My mind goes back to my motorcycling experiences riding in the Rocky Mountains west of Denver, back in the 1980s. The turns are tight and often blind. Until you are familiar with the road you can't...
02-17-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,653
Posted By Road Fan

I wouldn't be, either!

I wouldn't be, either!
02-17-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,653
Posted By Road Fan

I'm sure the original "Barney" didn't,...

I'm sure the original "Barney" didn't, either!
02-14-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,292
Posted By Road Fan

Hi, well it sounds like you certainly have a...

Hi, well it sounds like you certainly have a Brooks installation you are happy with. There are narrower Brooks designs out there, if you're interested.

In your second post you expressed surprise...
02-06-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,557
Posted By Road Fan

Likely he's a St. Louisan or a Missourian.

Likely he's a St. Louisan or a Missourian.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,906
Posted By Road Fan

I totally agree with you about cost, though the...

I totally agree with you about cost, though the disparity between "tops" and "good" has become bigger. In the late '60s the Peugeot PX10 for $140 or Releight Super Course for $120 were good bikes by...
02-03-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By Road Fan

Let me try to analyze the existing gearing a...

Let me try to analyze the existing gearing a little.

Your front pair is 50/45, setting the granny aside for the time being. The ratio between them is 1.111. The incremental ratio for the 6-speed...
02-03-20, 08:29 PM
02-03-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,234
Posted By Road Fan

I started riding tubulars around 1969. When my...

I started riding tubulars around 1969. When my only bike had tubulars and I owned no spare wheels, and I went out pedaling around the countryside, I rode on gravel when I didn't have an alternative...
02-03-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,234
Posted By Road Fan

I guess you were being ironic.

I guess you were being ironic.
02-03-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,234
Posted By Road Fan

Look at my post - I didn't say the road racer was...

Look at my post - I didn't say the road racer was the best thing to use on gravel. However, I don't accept that you have to have a "gravel bike" in order to ride on gravel.
02-01-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,573
Posted By Road Fan

I think I'll have this one out on the road in...

I think I'll have this one out on the road in late Spring. My oldest, it is a 1952 Rudge Aero Special. So, 68 years old, 1 to 2 years older than me. This first round of riding will be shakedown,...
02-01-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,234
Posted By Road Fan

What makes a bike not capable for gravel? One can...

What makes a bike not capable for gravel? One can ride a tight road racer with 21 mm tubulars on gravel. One may have to.
01-26-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Road Fan

If you're in Denver, High Line Canal from...

If you're in Denver, High Line Canal from Confluence to Havana.
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