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Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By 79pmooney

When you say "inner city" do you mean the...

When you say "inner city" do you mean the financial district or the ghetto? Many American cities have both. If the latter, consider that others may want an attractive bike and harming you to get...
01-14-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 976
Posted By 79pmooney

My namesake Mooney started as a 3 X 5, went to 3...

My namesake Mooney started as a 3 X 5, went to 3 X 7 with SunTour Command index, then triple chainline 3-speed fix gear. 46-42-38 X 12 on one side of the hub and 17-21 on the other. (It returned to...
01-14-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 976
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny story - day two, my first Cycle Oregon. ...

Funny story - day two, my first Cycle Oregon. Was riding along a river bordering bike path with a young woman I'd towed into the wind for miles earlier. Suddenly my seatpost clamp broke and the...
01-14-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 436
Posted By 79pmooney

Ventoux, keep in mind that you are dealing with...

Ventoux, keep in mind that you are dealing with Bike Forums. Many of the posters here are right. Trying to tell them otherwise is like trying to reverse the jetstream. (I run into this all the...
01-14-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By 79pmooney

Much better than measuring bars to seat is to...

Much better than measuring bars to seat is to measure bottom bracket to seat. For seat position - you want the right relationship between the pivot at your hip and the pedal circle. Then adjust...
01-14-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 798
Posted By 79pmooney

I know Nitto calls the 225mm "length" but I call...

I know Nitto calls the 225mm "length" but I call it "height". Length to me is either horizontal distance from center of bar to top of stem/centerline intersection (traditional Cinelli, etc.) or...
01-14-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 798
Posted By 79pmooney

??? Trashing my riding position to save my bar...

??? Trashing my riding position to save my bar tape? Edit: Part if this is that I want a bigger bar to grab than I needed years ago. Besides I doubt Technomics come long enough.
01-14-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By 79pmooney

Using the same spokes DS and NDS with highly...

Using the same spokes DS and NDS with highly dished 9/10/11-speed wheels is doable but marginal (as you are seeing. Far better is to go a full gauge lighter on the NDS. (Being thinner spokes, you...
01-14-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 798
Posted By 79pmooney

I've taken to double wrapping my bars. Last...

I've taken to double wrapping my bars. Last round's cloth goes underneath. Since it is held in place by the next later, it doesn't need to be continuous so I just cout out the bad sections. I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By 79pmooney

I have only ridden steel and titanium frames. ...

I have only ridden steel and titanium frames. The rides vary a lot. Neither material defines the resulting ride. They are a very real part of it, but so is diameter and wall thicknesses chosen,...
01-13-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 976
Posted By 79pmooney

No. There is a learning curve but it is not...

No. There is a learning curve but it is not difficult. You will find you can feel as well as hear when the chain shifts and when it is in good alignment with a cog. (There is far less housing and...
01-13-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 436
Posted By 79pmooney

"If you need that much setback, your bike may not...

"If you need that much setback, your bike may not fit properly." Or you designed the bike with a steep seat angle so you could bring the real wheel close to get good weigh balance for handling and...
01-13-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By 79pmooney

I have both a 13t and a 12t and use them. Not a...

I have both a 13t and a 12t and use them. Not a lot, but when they are used, wow! are they appreciated. I run 42t or 43t chainring on my good fix gear (my logo on the left) and run all the 1/8" cogs...
01-11-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By 79pmooney

Aquafina, there is a great resource out there. ...

Aquafina, there is a great resource out there. Lennard Zinn. Bike mechanic and writer for VeloNews (a racing magazine and website but don't let that stop you). He is tall and started building bike...
01-11-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By 79pmooney

A little perspective here. First, a question. ...

A little perspective here. First, a question. What is your goal? To have a good riding bike? To use this exercise as the first step in learning to build wheels?

If your goal is a good ride,...
01-11-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By 79pmooney

No. I ordered respirator and filters from them in...

No. I ordered respirator and filters from them in the middle of our smokey days. Added up to more than $100 and some of it was on long back order (made quite clear on the website: COVID). All online...
01-11-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By 79pmooney

Fix gear isn't for everyone. That said, I fell...

Fix gear isn't for everyone. That said, I fell in love first ride despite a "forgot to coast" very abrupt crash from 20 mph fully strapped in.

Two big recommendations - find pedals with easy...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,268
Posted By 79pmooney

+1. My experience with clinical neurology was as...

+1. My experience with clinical neurology was as a patient. Early Lambert owner who experienced the fork failure - going most of 35 mph. Coma, CAT scan (1977 when those computerized felines still...
Forum: Foo
01-11-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By 79pmooney

I "watched" that game (on the radio - no TV)...

I "watched" that game (on the radio - no TV) torn. PIttsburg Steelers, the blue collar team from one of the old industrial cities. (Steel.) Gritty as can be and been that way forever. Ben...
01-11-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 714
Posted By 79pmooney

Question - how is shellac'd bar tape on hot days...

Question - how is shellac'd bar tape on hot days with sweaty hands? I have used cloth tape forever, love it and just figure it is a consumable. (And always go black to hide the dirt.)
01-11-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 808
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you tried a bike shop? I'd be very surprised...

Have you tried a bike shop? I'd be very surprised if they cannot order one through QBP.

Edit: 30.0 and 30.2 are going to be two different headsets. (You can sometimes successfully mangle a 27.2...
01-10-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By 79pmooney

Another fan of Ed Litton and his work. I bent my...

Another fan of Ed Litton and his work. I bent my Mooney's fork badly in 1983 while I lived in Alameda (right across the bridge). I knew of Eisentraut but had never been there (despite riding right...
01-10-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 649
Posted By 79pmooney

I find it hard to track. I've found over my many...

I find it hard to track. I've found over my many years of riding that the stuff I like comes and goes so I try to stock up when (for example) I like a model of tires. Or the chains I like are on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,452
Posted By 79pmooney

I had a truck pull a right turn as he was passing...

I had a truck pull a right turn as he was passing me, but, I wasn't sacred.

I had just ridden through the top of a "T" intersection. A farm dump truck was waiting at his stop sign on the westbound...
01-09-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By 79pmooney

You can up the warmth of plastic bags a lot by...

You can up the warmth of plastic bags a lot by using two, one against your bare foot, then socks, then a second bag and a thin stretchy sock over all. (Black old man's calf/knee socks work really...
01-09-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,358
Posted By 79pmooney

No. If riding actually made me feel younger, I...

No. If riding actually made me feel younger, I should feel like pre-teen! But I feel like a fit 67 yo with knees of 200k miles.

That said, it is fun to get physicals and watch the GP taken my...
01-08-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By 79pmooney

We need one more fact. Seat tube angles. (Head...

We need one more fact. Seat tube angles. (Head tube angle makes no difference here).

What I can see from your specs is that the Lynsky has the top of its headtube 1/2 cm higher. That the top tubes...
01-08-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 808
Posted By 79pmooney

I went to the Tange website. Found this: ...

I went to the Tange website. Found this:

Technoglide Classic | TANGE SEIKI...
01-08-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you actually taken the Campy off and tried...

Have you actually taken the Campy off and tried to put the Cyclone one? Any clues that the Cyclone might have been tweaked in (say) a deraillment?
01-08-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By 79pmooney

I always go for larger. No drawbacks. Close...

I always go for larger. No drawbacks. Close fits off the bike usual mean either less than full comfort in one or more hand positions or riding with your fingers pushed into the glove, negating the...
01-08-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,186
Posted By 79pmooney

It seems that uranium isn't a suitable...

It seems that uranium isn't a suitable vaccine/sanitizer for COVID. Shucks.
01-08-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By 79pmooney

This is a 9/10/11-speed wheel, no? (Guessing from...

This is a 9/10/11-speed wheel, no? (Guessing from the big left-right tension differences. If so, lots of dish.) I have several thoughts.

First - using the same spokes left and right, while it can...
01-08-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By 79pmooney

I use a nipple starter made from a spoke and a...

I use a nipple starter made from a spoke and a nipple threaded on backwards. If you then drop the washer on the nipple you are going to start and insert it near the bottom of the wheel, ie going up...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-07-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By 79pmooney

TiCycles in Portland can do it. There probably...

TiCycles in Portland can do it. There probably isn't a repair they haven't seen. It won't be cheap but it will be done right. (They have good paint connections too.)
01-07-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By 79pmooney

The first few million doses aren't enough to do...

The first few million doses aren't enough to do more than spare some of the elderly and front line workers. The rest of us are going to go about our virus spreading ways. Yeah. even if this virus...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-07-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By 79pmooney

I have a bike boom Raleigh Competition that had...

I have a bike boom Raleigh Competition that had the shift boss just barely tacked on. Big visible gap. I already knew the bike was a blast to ride on the local gravel boars but I wondered if it was...
01-07-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 808
Posted By 79pmooney

Edit: Reread the OP and realized it's threadless....

Edit: Reread the OP and realized it's threadless. This post is about threaded. I have no idea if Tange makes a threadless HS.

My take? Buy a $35 Tang, install it and accept that in 7000 miles...
01-06-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By 79pmooney

And to the topic, bicycle wheels. I've ridden the...

And to the topic, bicycle wheels. I've ridden the week long Cycle Oregon 5 times on my fix gear with a flip-flop hub. Carried a chainwhip so I coult put on a civilized cog for mountain descents. It...
01-06-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By 79pmooney

Wheelchair Wheels With Power Assist from Magic...

Wheelchair Wheels With Power Assist from Magic Wheels (http://www.magicwheels.com/) Go the the video on the right. Those wheels are excellent. Probably the only ones out there that meet the...
01-06-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, but ... the entire cycling world knows...

Yeah, but ... the entire cycling world knows exactly what is meant by chain stretch. It is not remotely ambiguous.

OP, the cheap, simple, reliable tool for measuring chain wear (to keep cxwrench...
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 978
Posted By 79pmooney

I went to Minneapolis in my college days for...

I went to Minneapolis in my college days for spring break. 1st week in March. High 20s and sun. Didn't see shorts but denim jackets unbuttoned were common. (Went back to Ann Arbor with its wind,...
01-06-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By 79pmooney

Actually running a gear ratio between the hand...

Actually running a gear ratio between the hand rim and wheel isn't hard. Instead of clipping the handwheel to the rim, run chainring-like spiders to the hub so the rim acts as a big cog. ...
01-05-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,793
Posted By 79pmooney

I souped up my 3-speed with dropped handlebars,...

I souped up my 3-speed with dropped handlebars, centerpull brakes and a 2-speed derailleur 1965. Bought a Peugeot UO-8 2 years later. A Lambert with sewups 1973. Rode it from Boston to Michigan,...
01-05-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By 79pmooney

Good read: ...

Good read:

https://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2014/03/one-hub-two-purposes-elusive-bsa-dp-hub.html
01-05-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By 79pmooney

No advice here. I grew up being told about the...

No advice here. I grew up being told about the durability of the old Sturmey-Archer 3-speed hubs. My dad and his friends rode all over New England during the Depression as crazy teens. Later I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,471
Posted By 79pmooney

Not an answer for the OP. but something that has...

Not an answer for the OP. but something that has improved my comfort down there a lot - trimming all the hairs that could possibly get trapped between me and the seat with the finest setting on a...
01-05-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,590
Posted By 79pmooney

There's another approach entirely for good riding...

There's another approach entirely for good riding in conditions where chain link lubrication is iffy, but it is a major change. Might even require a brain transplant to work. Put this geared bike...
01-04-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 577
Posted By 79pmooney

Regarding Phil BBs (and TA) - the fit between TA...

Regarding Phil BBs (and TA) - the fit between TA and Phil may not be ideal. At least some TAs were not a common taper. But if the crakset locates well side to side with good torque, it should work...
01-04-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 577
Posted By 79pmooney

A slightly different take on cross-chaining: I...

A slightly different take on cross-chaining: I used to race. I love to climb. My bikes have close to my old racing gears plus a small inner ring to make that climbing feasible without the 9,000...
01-04-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By 79pmooney

I've broken ribs several times. (Collarbone also...

I've broken ribs several times. (Collarbone also each time but pain-wise, ribs are the biggie.) I set up several sleeping places. Start in be on my good side. Time to roll over and I go into the...
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