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10-15-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 155
Posted By davester

I usually ride with friends on enjoyment rides...

I usually ride with friends on enjoyment rides and we typically stop to regroup, often at the top of a long climb. Since it is really hilly around here I would guess that the stopping interval is10...
10-09-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By davester

I did a couple of "tin man" triathlons (2 km...

I did a couple of "tin man" triathlons (2 km swim, 25 km ride, 10 km trail run) back in the day. Just training for that relatively short distance was rough. My typical day: Wake up, ride bike to...
10-04-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By davester

Philbob57 is exactly right. You can only adjust...

Philbob57 is exactly right. You can only adjust the splaying out of the flaps, not the width of the saddle. This serves to reduce sagging of the saddle that occurs due to the weakening of the spine...
10-04-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 427
Posted By davester

In a case like that, I'd eyeball how far I needed...

In a case like that, I'd eyeball how far I needed to move the caliper, take the front wheel off, move it using a cone wrench from below, then pop the wheel back on. Might take one or two redos but...
10-01-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,425
Posted By davester

I find this highly irritating, but only because...

I find this highly irritating, but only because it's a beautiful bike, it looks to be my size, I've always wanted another International to replace the one I lost when I was hit by a truck back in...
09-30-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 911
Posted By davester

The Park Tools website and Sheldon Brown's web...

The Park Tools website and Sheldon Brown's web pages have extensive descriptions and often videos and photos of pretty much anything you might want to do on a bike, vintage or otherwise. Way better...
09-30-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 911
Posted By davester

Hitting the stem bolt (hit the bolt, not the...

Hitting the stem bolt (hit the bolt, not the stem) will not damage anything and also will not affect the adjustment of the headset. Whacking the bolt downwards causes the expander wedge/cone that is...
09-30-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By davester

IMHO the following (in roughly order of...

IMHO the following (in roughly order of importance) is what most affects the performance of your brakes:

1. Aluminum vs steel rims
2. Brake pad age and quality (Kool Stops are the default go to...
09-30-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By davester

What those guys said. In my experience and...

What those guys said. In my experience and looking at those photos, 32 mm would almost certainly be achievable and would be very desirable. See if you can borrow a wheel that has 700C x 32 tires and...
09-30-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By davester

Wish I was there with you. As I recall, last time...

Wish I was there with you. As I recall, last time we met there you bought me a beer. So, I need to come buy you a beer (or some chianti...your option).
09-30-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 911
Posted By davester

Exactly what did you tap with the rubber mallet...

Exactly what did you tap with the rubber mallet and in which direction did you tap? Do you realize that you should loosen (not remove) the bolt on top of the stem and then give it a sharp whack (not...
09-29-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By davester

Braking is definitely negatively affected by rims...

Braking is definitely negatively affected by rims with a buildup of dirt and/or pad material. Also, pads can be negatively affected by buildup of dirt and bits of aluminum from the rims (which...
09-26-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By davester

Those clearances sound way too tight for...

Those clearances sound way too tight for non-especially large tires. Was your Woodrup originally equipped with sewups? If so, the frame clearances would be sized for 700C wheels, not 27".
09-26-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,935
Posted By davester

Neil, Note that even if Eroica is postponed...

Neil, Note that even if Eroica is postponed again, it is almost certain that there will be a large group of people in Cambria riding Fauxroica II. It may even be that those of us who could not attend...
09-25-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,935
Posted By davester

The email I received from the Eroica organization...

The email I received from the Eroica organization regarding my registration being transferred to September 2021 indicated that Eroica would start in Cambria. The subsequent email I received...
09-17-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,935
Posted By davester

On the plus side, thread is even lighter weight...

On the plus side, thread is even lighter weight than titanium!
09-17-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,935
Posted By davester

This must be C&V surgery month. You last week,...

This must be C&V surgery month. You last week, James Willette from CR (who was also a planned Touroica participant) on Tuesday, and me on Wednesday. Be careful out there folks! Didja get any titanium...
09-17-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,935
Posted By davester

That is a chef's toque.

That is a chef's toque.
09-16-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By davester

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Gold Grills
09-16-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By davester

Pimpmobile!

Pimpmobile!
09-15-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By davester

We’ll done Alex! That repair looks perfect. When...

We’ll done Alex! That repair looks perfect. When mine broke back in the day, a magnolia still had their Craftsman-like warranty and replaced the part for free. I guess that warranty no longer applies...
09-13-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By davester

I might commission one from you then. I must...

I might commission one from you then. I must admit that when it arrived in the mail I was a bit shocked by how heavy that sucker was.
09-12-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By davester

I am quite certain that anyone else here would...

I am quite certain that anyone else here would have done the same for me.
09-12-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By davester

Luckily (for Mark), I have a broken shoulder so...

Luckily (for Mark), I have a broken shoulder so can't use my VO decaleur as I had been planning this week. My wife just rendezvoused with Mark to deliver the part.
09-09-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By davester

This is actually a common problem that occurs...

This is actually a common problem that occurs when the cogs are worn, and/or when there is not enough chain wrap around the cogs. A new chain can sometimes make the problem worse because the cogs...
09-08-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By davester

Seems to me that black is almost exclusively a...

Seems to me that black is almost exclusively a modern bike thing, so is not really a valid option for C&V bikes unless you're going for a very specific color scheme (all black bike and components,...
09-07-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 697
Posted By davester

Yes, that's what I'm talking about but I made an...

Yes, that's what I'm talking about but I made an error. I meant the upper part of the stud, not the lower. You can grind off the thread portion without losing ant strength and then perhaps a mm more.
09-07-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By davester

Hi Alex, I had the same problem years ago...

Hi Alex,

I had the same problem years ago and it was caused by the pivot pin coming loose from its base. Campy later beefed up the base to resolve this problem. You have the earlier design. I bet...
09-07-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 697
Posted By davester

It seems to me that a better alternative to...

It seems to me that a better alternative to grinding the cage blade/plate would be to grind off the lower part of the mounting stud where it contacts the braze-on. That should get you a couple of mm...
09-06-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,294
Posted By davester

I've thought of pitching in somehow, but right...

I've thought of pitching in somehow, but right now I can't drive or move my left arm so the possibilities are rather limited.
09-06-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,294
Posted By davester

I am happy that the ride is still on. At the same...

I am happy that the ride is still on. At the same time I am incredibly bummed that I will no longer be riding it (on account of my broken collarbone). I have been looking forward to, and prepping for...
09-06-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By davester

I'd cancel that 20" tire order if I were you....

I'd cancel that 20" tire order if I were you. Taking your 22 3/4" minus 2x5/8" gives you an estimated BSD of 22.5" = 546mm, which Sheldon's table shows is nowhere near the BSD of a 20" tire. If your...
09-06-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 910
Posted By davester

If that is indeed the case, then it is a 130 BCD...

If that is indeed the case, then it is a 130 BCD and he could actually fit a 38T ring on there. Hilary Stone has a couple.
09-06-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 910
Posted By davester

You are faced with the problem many of us older...

You are faced with the problem many of us older folks have when wanting to continue use of a bike boom bike set up with a racing crankset and short cage rear derailleur.

As to your original...
09-05-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 996
Posted By davester

Don't sweat it. I'm posting in the 65+ thread.How...

Don't sweat it. I'm posting in the 65+ thread.How the heck did that happen? I just got out of high school.
09-05-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,177
Posted By davester

I'm puzzled by why this discussion is here. I...

I'm puzzled by why this discussion is here. I keep having to check that this is the C&V forum. We'll all be pushing up daisies by the time this becomes a C&V-relevant topic.
09-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By davester

23 inches is a bit odd. What points on the rim...

23 inches is a bit odd. What points on the rim are you measuring from/to? Read this article then ensure that you are measuring the BSD,
https://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
As WGB noted, its...
09-02-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By davester

You've gotten good advice above regarding...

You've gotten good advice above regarding googling century training plans. I will add that 20-27 miles 3 times a week is perhaps enough to maintain a low level of fitness but will not result in...
09-01-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,018
Posted By davester

Continued... ...

Continued...

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Happy rider!
...
09-01-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,018
Posted By davester

Finally the fuzziness of the opioids and...

Finally the fuzziness of the opioids and concussion has dissipated enough for me to post a few photos and give thanks to the many people who helped me out after my crash, most of whom I cannot...
08-26-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,018
Posted By davester

Hey folks, If any of you are size small or...

Hey folks,

If any of you are size small or extra small, I have a bunch of vintage wool jerseys (these are from a friend of a friend who passed away) that I will be bringing to Cino and that I...
08-25-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,464
Posted By davester

I can't relate to this at all. Our rule of thumb...

I can't relate to this at all. Our rule of thumb around here is that, with only one exception (a crowded MUP along the water}, every 10 miles of riding equals 1,000 feet of elevation gain, in...
08-23-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,026
Posted By davester

Full size frame pump for me, either Silca with...

Full size frame pump for me, either Silca with Campy metal head or Zefal HPX. Like Gugie, I have rescued a number of folks sitting by the side of the road when their CO2 cartridges misfired. Also...
08-20-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 715
Posted By davester

IMHO, the first thing to check for a...

IMHO, the first thing to check for a Varsity-mounted Allvit is if the derailleur has been bent by someone laying the bike on its side. That can definitely cause the symptom you describe. As dddd...
08-20-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,383
Posted By davester

Afraid that I have to bail on this ride due to...

Afraid that I have to bail on this ride due to other events. Have a great ride folks!
08-19-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,018
Posted By davester

The drink thing is definitely on. Check out the...

The drink thing is definitely on. Check out the instructions that squirtdad posted.
08-18-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,018
Posted By davester

First guess was correct.

First guess was correct.
08-18-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,018
Posted By davester

Or bacon negronis!

Or bacon negronis!
08-18-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,018
Posted By davester

Sorry to hear that Doc. In further news, I...

Sorry to hear that Doc.

In further news, I am busy prepping for Cino...
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08-18-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 980
Posted By davester

I have two thoughts: 1. Post a photo of it. ...

I have two thoughts:

1. Post a photo of it.
2. Clean it, lube it, and ride it.

Regarding your #3, why on earth would you want to take a bike with decent Suntour derailleurs and turn it into a...
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