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07-02-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,058
Posted By jolly_codger

What kind of pedals are those and where'd you...

What kind of pedals are those and where'd you find them? Beautiful bike and it looks you use it; nice!
06-24-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 21,112
Views: 3,979,390
Posted By jolly_codger

Leading candidate for comment of the year! Thanks...

Leading candidate for comment of the year! Thanks for the laugh :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By jolly_codger

"I had bought this as a beater/training/rain...

"I had bought this as a beater/training/rain bike..."

I wish my best bike looked like that! Nice job, it is a very good looking setup.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By jolly_codger

My 2˘: If I was in your shoes I'd go with the...

My 2˘: If I was in your shoes I'd go with the Diverge since it looks like the more versatile bike, i.e. at home on the road, gravel, or tame mountain bike trails. The Felt comes up as a tri-bike on...
06-13-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By jolly_codger

OK, dumb question maybe: I am familiar with...

OK, dumb question maybe: I am familiar with LocTite thread lock, but not following how that will hold the nut in place. Are you referencing another of their products?
06-13-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By jolly_codger

Seat Binder Bolt Help

I need some help locating a seat binder bolt for an ‘86 Schwinn Peloton frame. The existing bolt is shown on the photos & the problem is that the bolt can’t be tightened fully because the straight...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By jolly_codger

I recently bought a 46/30 chainring set for my...

I recently bought a 46/30 chainring set for my 110mm BCD crankset (turning one of my bikes into something that will help this fat, old guy up hills). Look up "bikinGreen" and see if they have...
06-02-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By jolly_codger

Very nice job; full marks to you! No bar tape (at...

Very nice job; full marks to you! No bar tape (at least up to the flat top)?
John
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By jolly_codger

I will buy used components, shoes, and clothing...

I will buy used components, shoes, and clothing if the condition is good and the price is reasonable. There are lots of people who don't blink at buying something, trying it once, and then dumping it...
05-27-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By jolly_codger

Maybe a prototype of their Multi Control DH...

Maybe a prototype of their Multi Control DH saddle? You should post to the Classic & Vintage forum, lots of smart folks there that probably have better info than me.:50:
05-22-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By jolly_codger

My guess it was an attempt to get some semblance...

My guess it was an attempt to get some semblance of cushion while maintaining the stylish of the Benotto-style tape. (Coincidentally, I just used Benotto tape to wrap some bars that are part of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By jolly_codger

I have had absoluteBLACK 50/34 10-speed on two...

I have had absoluteBLACK 50/34 10-speed on two bikes for 3 years and I have never had any shifting issues. Like you mentioned, the FD has to be raised wayyyyyy up and when you watch the crank rotate...
05-13-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,274
Posted By jolly_codger

I ran across these whilst looking for something...

I ran across these whilst looking for something else: https://bikerecyclery.com/nib-nos-vittoria-flash-m-19-open-clincher-tire-gumwall-700-x-19c-vintage-1980s-sold-individually/
05-05-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By jolly_codger

Interesting summary, thank you for posting. What...

Interesting summary, thank you for posting. What I don't understand is why anyone would begrudge his winning the world champion's jersey. Two riders breaking away and staying away means that either...
05-02-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By jolly_codger

I still have my white ones in the parts bin....

I still have my white ones in the parts bin. Clipless pedals are one product on my "Mount Rushmore" of bike innovations; throwing clips and straps in the trash was pure joy!
05-01-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,025
Posted By jolly_codger

A big thank you for the responses; I knew I'd...

A big thank you for the responses; I knew I'd learn something! I won't say I like horizontal dropouts, but at least I can appreciate all of the history behind them. Of course, the first time the axle...
04-30-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,025
Posted By jolly_codger

Horizontal Dropouts: Why??

As I was working on my winter project (`85 or `86 Schwinn Peloton modern build) I got to wondering why horizontal dropouts continued to be used so long. I can understand bikes before the widespread...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By jolly_codger

BikeRadar liked it:...

BikeRadar liked it: https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/bikes/road-bikes/triban-rc120-review/
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By jolly_codger

Obligatory C&V standard comment: "That fork looks...

Obligatory C&V standard comment: "That fork looks bent".:thumb:
04-20-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 850
Posted By jolly_codger

Short answer: there has not been any significant...

Short answer: there has not been any significant improvement that the average rider can detect. I too am still using a first generation, 9 speed Dura Ace drive train on my 20 year old titanium frame...
04-16-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By jolly_codger

The washer should not be split; it is probably...

The washer should not be split; it is probably flattened out, which is likely the source of the play. Go and get a replacement from your local shop and bring the old one along so that they can match...
04-11-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,800
Posted By jolly_codger

My '87 MB-2. Now in commuter-mode but as soon as...

My '87 MB-2. Now in commuter-mode but as soon as it gets nicer the rack goes on the shelf and the road tires get replaced by knobbies. No disc brakes, no ginormous cassette, no 6" of suspension...
04-06-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By jolly_codger

I would like to read the article about an...

I would like to read the article about an improved headset design and the article about elliptical sprockets. Thank you for sharing these; always something interesting to see.
John
04-01-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 586
Posted By jolly_codger

Quick Wheelset Question

PLEASE DISREGARD; POSTED IN ERROR (and I am too dumb to figure out how to delete posts)

Hi,
Just barely a Clyde (205#). Would a 24-spoke wheelset be strong enough for me for training? The rims...
03-05-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8,177
Views: 2,595,448
Posted By jolly_codger

After many swings & misses, I found Yokozuna...

After many swings & misses, I found Yokozuna brake cables & housing are the best choice for mechanical discs. Expensive, but this time they are truly worth it.
02-07-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By jolly_codger

My only comment is, check Zwift's website and see...

My only comment is, check Zwift's website and see if the Saris can connect direct to Zwift or if you have to go thru Zwift's Companion app on a phone or tablet. My son has the Wahoo and it connects...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 937,725
Posted By jolly_codger

Like the Eddy Merckx titanium frames, "Built by...

Like the Eddy Merckx titanium frames, "Built by Litespeed".:)
02-04-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,442
Posted By jolly_codger

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Dura Ace 7700 brifters, FD, RD, and brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 937,725
Posted By jolly_codger

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My uber-rare Project Underground Schwinn.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By jolly_codger

Natural Wrist Position: Forward or Backward Sweep?

Hello, I am putting together a project bike and was considering new bars vs recycling something off the shelf. I like flat tops (for comfort) and ran across the FSA Vision TriMax that has flat tops...
01-29-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By jolly_codger

Thank you for the ideas; I am going to try filing...

Thank you for the ideas; I am going to try filing down the cups. I figure even if I don't get it perfect, whatever comes off will make the install easier and reduce the chance of ruining the cup.
01-28-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By jolly_codger

Headset Risk Question

Can I hopelessly muck-up a steel frame by forcing a ISO (EC30) headset into a steel headtube that is sized for a JIS (EC29) headset? Yes, I know the correct thing to do is to get the headtube reamed,...
01-20-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By jolly_codger

I hated it when I tried it a few years on my...

I hated it when I tried it a few years on my (then) commuting bike. As you mentioned, shifting was awkward and so was braking because the lever tended to move down when I grabbed it. As with all...
12-24-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By jolly_codger

Thank you!

Thank you!
12-23-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By jolly_codger

Trek Tri Series 700

Hello - I saw this listing on ebay and was thinking that it night be a fun winter project to clean up: https://www.ebay.com/itm/224070351504?hash=item342ba23a90:g:M24AAOSwtSFfA0ue. The only thing...
12-13-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 57,264
Posted By jolly_codger

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Forum: Commuting
12-08-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,032
Posted By jolly_codger

My Monday commute was a new record for me:...

My Monday commute was a new record for me: 5-degrees F, woo hoo! Went well save for my arthritic thumbs getting cold; this was with my new winter motorcycle 3 finger mitts. I am giving up my quest to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By jolly_codger

Hi, the downtube shifter bosses suggest something...

Hi, the downtube shifter bosses suggest something a few years old. I recommend posting it on the Classic & Vintage forum and see if someone recognizes any of the details.
11-12-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,768
Posted By jolly_codger

Winter Riding Apperal

Hi, this winter I want to continue riding outdoors at least once a week and would appreciate tips on where to find a decent cycling jacket in a 4x. Seems like most companies only go to 3x maximum,...
10-24-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By jolly_codger

Thank you all for the input. I have an older set...

Thank you all for the input. I have an older set of Vuelta wheels up in the attic that I will check out for possible compatability. I also found the wh-5700 freehub at Nashbar for $22.49; might take...
10-24-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By jolly_codger

PS - After reading Sheldon Brown's article on...

PS
- After reading Sheldon Brown's article on freewheels and freehubs, I thought his advice of replacing it vs. tearing it completely down made sense since freehubs are in the $25-40 range.
10-24-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By jolly_codger

- I am replacing it because it makes a clunking...

- I am replacing it because it makes a clunking sound every few pedal strokes; it also doesn't spin that well but I am sure that could be fixed by oiling. Without taking the body apart I cannot tell...
10-23-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By jolly_codger

Help on old Cane Creek Rear Wheel

Hello - I have acquired a set of old, semi-functional Cane Creek Aerohead wheels (with ultra-cool titanium spokes, which were supposedly prone to dramatic breakage) and am trying to find out what...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,203
Posted By jolly_codger

I wave to everyone I pass by. When no reply is...

I wave to everyone I pass by. When no reply is given I remember (and this isn't mine, i just can't remember who said it it it) that we say hello not because others are good, but because we are good....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By jolly_codger

Whyfi nailed it: Ask Specialized if serial number...

Whyfi nailed it: Ask Specialized if serial number is legit.
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By jolly_codger

I remember back in the late 80s, early 90s when I...

I remember back in the late 80s, early 90s when I was racing that Parkpres were decent bikes. The pictured one has a replacement fork and front wheel (note rotor mounting holes), not sure how that...
10-02-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,704
Posted By jolly_codger

Studded Tires & Fenders

This is probably a really stupid question: Will having fenders on a bike be a problem when using studded tires? I started commuting to work a few months ago and want go year-round. I was lucky to...
09-25-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By jolly_codger

My son had them build up a Cinelli road bike last...

My son had them build up a Cinelli road bike last year and had a very good buying experience. Very well packed when shipped and whoever did the build obviously took pride in their work (I tried but...
09-19-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,389
Posted By jolly_codger

I found that a Hot Glove Sting Pad Pro for each...

I found that a Hot Glove Sting Pad Pro for each hand did the trick. These are meant to be used for baseball mitts, but if you look at Amazon you'll see that they have been adapted for other uses like...
05-27-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 569
Posted By jolly_codger

Badlands National Park, SD

Hello,
Not sure if it is acceptable to recommend organized rides here, so my apology if I am out of line. If a moderately challenging ride through the austere beauty of the Badlands National Park at...
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