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09-13-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,242
Posted By 55murray

I don't have tan sidewalls on any of my bikes,...

I don't have tan sidewalls on any of my bikes, period correct or not I don't like how they look.
09-09-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 715
Posted By 55murray

When you replace the cables and liners for V...

When you replace the cables and liners for V brakes you have to replace the noodles as well. They really get bad on the inside. They are only like 6 dollars a pair or something, and come with new...
09-09-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,718
Posted By 55murray

The best bikes you can get at Walmart are the...

The best bikes you can get at Walmart are the super cheap aluminum Chinese cruisers with the coaster brakes. Less is more.
09-03-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,464
Posted By 55murray

Yes, the Wabash River Cycling Club, very active...

Yes, the Wabash River Cycling Club, very active they have several rides a day. They just finished their annual century event, which they now hold in Warren county about 30 miles southwest of where...
08-25-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By 55murray

Hope you were due for a teardown and repack...

Hope you were due for a teardown and repack anyway. Because that is what you need to do to the crank and both hubs.
08-25-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,464
Posted By 55murray

Yea 19 is work, that is about where I am at for...

Yea 19 is work, that is about where I am at for 30 mile rides. I did my century this year at 17.5 and I was thrilled with that.
06-29-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,886
Posted By 55murray

The only thing you missed was five years of...

The only thing you missed was five years of riding. Don't let that happen again!
06-22-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By 55murray

This seems really unsafe as is. The pitched...

This seems really unsafe as is. The pitched forward seat is leaning your 400 lbs into the bars, that is the reason your hands are numbing out. That the torque from that has not snapped that really...
06-15-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,797
Posted By 55murray

You should get the large frame instead of the...

You should get the large frame instead of the medium.
05-27-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By 55murray

I have this one, seems to fit your bill...

I have this one, seems to fit your bill perfectly, and of course sold out at the moment.

https://velo-orange.com/collections/seatposts/products/dajia-one-bolt-post
05-24-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,377
Posted By 55murray

I've one last query for you fine folks, my parts...

I've one last query for you fine folks, my parts are coming in and i am wondering how much to lube the threads when I put stuff back together. It seems like things need to be tight and stay tight,...
05-24-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By 55murray

Well you also need to specify the spindle length...

Well you also need to specify the spindle length for that new BB.
05-21-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,377
Posted By 55murray

Well, everybody was pretty much spot on about...

Well, everybody was pretty much spot on about this! Components pretty much trashed, the worst being the fixed side cup. That cup was not completely loose, but it was not as tight as it should have...
05-18-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,377
Posted By 55murray

That is dead ringer for what I have!

That is dead ringer for what I have!
05-18-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,377
Posted By 55murray

Thanks for that tip, I'll look out for that! It...

Thanks for that tip, I'll look out for that! It is a Suntour Custom Triple.
05-18-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,377
Posted By 55murray

Where would be a good place to get new parts, or...

Where would be a good place to get new parts, or good old parts? One thing I have not mentioned, is that when it came back from the shop I had to adjust both limit screws to get the shifting to work...
05-18-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,377
Posted By 55murray

Thanks much for all the info everyone! I'm...

Thanks much for all the info everyone! I'm taking your advise and putting the bike in inactive status until I take it apart and look at everything you pointed me to. I'll let you know what I find!
05-17-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,377
Posted By 55murray

Thanks, so clarifications are original cup and...

Thanks, so clarifications are original cup and cone, and spindle starts to play in the cups. Just rode it 66 miles last night...
05-17-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,377
Posted By 55murray

Bottom Bracket gets loose every 3 or 4 turns

My 1980 Miyata 610 cranks get a little play in them every few turns. The whole BB was loose a few months back and I could not get the cranks off so I had my LBS do the work. They said it looked...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By 55murray

How are you married? You can't be older than 10.

How are you married? You can't be older than 10.
05-07-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By 55murray

That looks like it cleaned up real nice,...

That looks like it cleaned up real nice, eventually! I do suspect you might be missing some washers. The classic and vintage folks would know for sure, you should move this there.
04-06-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By 55murray

As Iride01 has pointed out, KOPS is not really a...

As Iride01 has pointed out, KOPS is not really a thing worth bothering with. Instead, the idea is that under moderate effort your weight is centered on that saddle, you figure that out by doing test...
03-26-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By 55murray

Thanks all, I'm sensing at this point I should...

Thanks all, I'm sensing at this point I should not just tolerate the broken tooth and forget about it. The freewheel is a Shimano Z012 5 speed that I put in two years back when the original started...
03-26-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By 55murray

Middle cog broken tooth

So I noticed a broken tooth in the middle cog of a 5 speed freewheel on my 1980 Miyata while chain lubing. It has the uniglide design I think, where the teeth are a bit twisted is all. This is a...
03-25-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By 55murray

Zwift doesn't condition your rear as well as real...

Zwift doesn't condition your rear as well as real rides?
03-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,316
Posted By 55murray

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring...

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring peepers just getting started on that marsh off the road. The whistle of the wind though your frame you only hear deep in the drops as you ride into...
03-05-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By 55murray

Also, that is pretty much the last thing you...

Also, that is pretty much the last thing you worry about, after the FD and RD are clean and moving freely with decent spring tension, and all cables and and housings are replaced.
02-23-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,663
Posted By 55murray

1. Assume you are invisible. 2. Have a ditch...

1. Assume you are invisible.
2. Have a ditch plan at all times.
3. Never think you are safe.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,070
Posted By 55murray

To me, that does not look corroded at all. Light...

To me, that does not look corroded at all. Light surface rust and some gunk, If I had inspected that I would not thought anything of it.
02-17-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,271
Posted By 55murray

I had one on my cruiser for nearly 2 years,...

I had one on my cruiser for nearly 2 years, finally gave up. Never felt right.
01-29-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,642
Posted By 55murray

I hand wash mine in the sink with dishwashing...

I hand wash mine in the sink with dishwashing detergent, I do that 4 or 5 times and then discard.
01-05-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,997
Posted By 55murray

Adding vinegar to the washing machine itself is...

Adding vinegar to the washing machine itself is insufficient once the odor sets in like that. Soak them overnight in a mix of white vinegar and water, at least a cup of vinegar and as little water...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,808
Posted By 55murray

I usually go full aero on the decent itself and...

I usually go full aero on the decent itself and spin like mad at the bottom to keep the speed up for a bit.
10-12-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By 55murray

I dunno man, you have a trek fx that fits you...

I dunno man, you have a trek fx that fits you perfectly. A perfect machine for urban commuting, errend running, winter riding. Yes it would suck in the wind but try to enjoy that technical urban...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,855
Posted By 55murray

That is my limit as well.

That is my limit as well.
10-06-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,827
Posted By 55murray

Yeah I have to go with philbob57 and jadocs, it...

Yeah I have to go with philbob57 and jadocs, it does not seem like an optimized fit. Stretched out and saddle kinda high, I know you tweaked from the photo but still. I think you are getting away...
09-26-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By 55murray

You have a solid plan. Will be easier than you...

You have a solid plan. Will be easier than you think.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,628
Posted By 55murray

Another vote for Lake for my wide feet. I've...

Another vote for Lake for my wide feet. I've tried other shoes but I'm pretty much exclusive to Lake at this point.
09-25-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,889
Posted By 55murray

I do a peanut butter and jelly tortilla roll up,...

I do a peanut butter and jelly tortilla roll up, a banana, and a stiff cup of Joe. I'm purposefully eating less than normal and avoiding anything gassy.
09-23-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,188
Posted By 55murray

I find someone to tell me to HTFU... . . . ...

I find someone to tell me to HTFU...
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HTFU!! You're welcome.
09-22-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By 55murray

Hope you got that Trek, because it might be gone...

Hope you got that Trek, because it might be gone by now...
09-20-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,882
Posted By 55murray

I would replace the chain, the rusty cassette...

I would replace the chain, the rusty cassette would not bother me much, just hose it down with wd40 to darken it and keep it from rusting further.
09-18-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,577
Posted By 55murray

College bikes are the worst. Exclusively outdoor...

College bikes are the worst. Exclusively outdoor stored, zero maintenance, none high end.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,269
Posted By 55murray

I'm probably at least 2/3 that far on my vintage...

I'm probably at least 2/3 that far on my vintage Miyata, I did not do that on purpose - it has the original narrow bars with quite a bit of flare out in the drops, so the the hoods just line up with...
09-04-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,902
Posted By 55murray

This. I have moved completely away from...

This. I have moved completely away from petroleum solvents of any kind in recent years except for maintenance on internal parts. The water soluble degreasers are so much easier to use.

Someone...
09-02-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,693
Posted By 55murray

Well, I'm primarily on C&V bikes with the classic...

Well, I'm primarily on C&V bikes with the classic quills and I have just switched them out since I like the look so much better. Not a trivial effort, I note carefully on a ride where I would like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,755
Posted By 55murray

Bummer, I have heard about this but it has never...

Bummer, I have heard about this but it has never happened to me on any bike ever, not even crappy cruisers I've taken down hills at 40mph plus. Road bikes around 50mph.
09-02-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,693
Posted By 55murray

It looks like your bars are about as far forward...

It looks like your bars are about as far forward as they should be, so if you go back a cm in the saddle you might be in the market for a touch shorter stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,711
Posted By 55murray

Absolutely, I have Santic longs for fall/early...

Absolutely, I have Santic longs for fall/early spring rides but those rides are no longer than 35 miles. For intervals or 100km + rides the 100 buck plus Pearl Izumi shorts come out every time. Big...
08-18-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By 55murray

Mostly here to second everything mack_turtle...

Mostly here to second everything mack_turtle said. Anyway, one way to gauge if your saddle is set correctly if pedaling with light/moderate effort (slight incline, slow acceleration, pushing against...
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