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01-14-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 798
Posted By Trakhak

Us guys in the New Haven Cycling Club in the...

Us guys in the New Haven Cycling Club in the mid-1960s perfected the technique of dismounting by kicking the left pedal forward at the top of the pedaling circle while simultaneously lifting off the...
01-12-21, 03:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,875
Posted By Trakhak

As pointed out above, Trek has used various...

As pointed out above, Trek has used various anagrams of "Madone" to name some of their top bike models. From this page (https://cyclingtips.com/2013/06/climbing-the-col-de-la-madone/):

If you’ve...
01-11-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,052
Posted By Trakhak

Perhaps you're unaware that Moisture has been...

Perhaps you're unaware that Moisture has been studying bikes for nearly two months now.
01-11-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By Trakhak

Searched on Amazon for bicycle repair stand...

Searched on Amazon for bicycle repair stand (https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bicycle+repair+stand&ref=nb_sb_noss_2) and saw several under $60 that I'd be happy to use. One currently selling for $53.99 is...
01-09-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Trakhak

I eat whatever I usually eat. Just more of it.

I eat whatever I usually eat. Just more of it.
01-06-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,557
Posted By Trakhak

Or just use aluminum foil in however many layers...

Or just use aluminum foil in however many layers are necessary.
01-06-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,020
Posted By Trakhak

cyccommute is a chemist and has repeatedly...

cyccommute is a chemist and has repeatedly demystified the topic of tube patch technology in Bike Forums threads. My conclusion from reading those threads is that Rema patch kits are reliable whereas...
Forum: Foo
01-04-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,398
Posted By Trakhak

And now's the time to sell.

And now's the time to sell.
01-04-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By Trakhak

Sorry to see this somewhat tense exchange. I...

Sorry to see this somewhat tense exchange. I believe that Siu Blue Wind isn't saying that there are no cycling-related threads to be found in the 50+ sub-forum but instead that members had complained...
01-03-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Trakhak

You may be right to exercise prudence. However,...

You may be right to exercise prudence. However, as many people here know, Raleigh built their Technium factory in Kent, Washington, near a Boeing factory and proceeded to hire several Boeing...
01-03-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 809
Posted By Trakhak

Back around 1985, I sold a very tall Cannondale...

Back around 1985, I sold a very tall Cannondale to a very tall weightlifter who told me that all the (steel) bikes he'd owned rode like overcooked spaghetti. He came back for the 30-day tune-up and...
01-03-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Trakhak

From your description of the symptoms, there's a...

From your description of the symptoms, there's a good chance that the hub no longer contains sufficient grease. Fortunately, coaster hubs are pretty easy to work on. You might need to do a complete...
01-03-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By Trakhak

True, but that was also the era before...

True, but that was also the era before external-cam skewers, which were introduced shortly after vertical dropouts became predominant. Internal-cam skewers can sometimes be difficult to tighten...
01-03-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By Trakhak

Looks good as is, but tan sidewalls with silver...

Looks good as is, but tan sidewalls with silver rims would have been the original configuration. Posts in a similar thread from a year or so ago revealed that some newcomers to C&V associate tan...
01-03-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 17,618
Posted By Trakhak

The tall guy astride his bike clearly has his...

The tall guy astride his bike clearly has his saddle much higher than his bars. That was the era of head tube length = stem extension = exposed seat post length being the ideal, with the stem nearly...
Forum: Foo
01-03-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,398
Posted By Trakhak

The Dow Jones average continues to massively...

The Dow Jones average continues to massively outperform gold prices (https://www.macrotrends.net/2608/gold-price-vs-stock-market-100-year-chart)
01-01-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By Trakhak

I've owned and raced a number of track bikes,...

I've owned and raced a number of track bikes, crit-geometry, and standard road geometry bikes as well as owning sport touring, hybrid, and mountain bikes over the years. Among them, the track and...
01-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By Trakhak

Great post, needing only one clarification: super...

Great post, needing only one clarification: super stiffness is a quality that the Cannondale criterium-geometry frames share with all criterium-geometry steel frames.

And the "aluminum frames are...
01-01-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By Trakhak

Apparently there are a few people who still...

Apparently there are a few people who still believe the myth that aluminum bikes are inherently more punishing to ride.

As Sheldon Brown said (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-materials.html),...
12-31-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By Trakhak

For another perspective, after nearly 40 years of...

For another perspective, after nearly 40 years of riding and racing high-end Italian, English, and American steel bikes, I bought my first aluminum bike in 2005 and consigned my remaining steel bikes...
12-30-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 814
Posted By Trakhak

Yes. Before you try the destructive approach, use...

Yes. Before you try the destructive approach, use two chain whips to unscrew the first sprocket. If you have only one chain whip, you can grab a length of chain with a large Vice Grip to use as a...
12-27-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 869
Posted By Trakhak

When I run into a seemingly insoluble problem...

When I run into a seemingly insoluble problem with a bike repair, I tell myself that the solution is likely at hand somewhere within a 10-foot radius. Most recent example: a pedal that refused to...
12-26-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Trakhak

Also (or first), check the headset. Chattering...

Also (or first), check the headset. Chattering while slowing sometimes indicates that the headset is loose, regardless of where the noise seems to originate. To check, lift the front end of the bike...
12-26-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By Trakhak

On a motorcycle, sure. Not on a bicycle. Back in...

On a motorcycle, sure. Not on a bicycle. Back in my racing days, I spent plenty of time in races cornering as seen in the photos posted throughout this thread. Neither I nor any of my fellow racers...
12-26-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Trakhak

U-brakes and roller cam brakes are...

U-brakes and roller cam brakes are interchangeable/use the same mounting posts. I once temporarily replaced a roller cam brake with a U-brake on my 1987 Cannondale SM-500 mountain bike. It fit fine,...
12-25-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,032
Posted By Trakhak

Rotating bike tires seems unnecessary. I...

Rotating bike tires seems unnecessary. I alternate replacing the rear tire and replacing both tires.
12-24-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,822
Posted By Trakhak

Fifty years of fooling around with bikes,...

Fifty years of fooling around with bikes, including tandems, has taught me that frame material is of little or no importance with regard to comfort on a bike. Spend the money on another tandem if...
12-24-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,634
Posted By Trakhak

[Pityingly] It should be obvious that you're...

[Pityingly] It should be obvious that you're missing the strobe light necessary to determine whether the wheels are turning at 33 or 45 rpm.
Forum: Foo
12-23-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 29,791
Posted By Trakhak

James Brown - Go Power At Christmastime

James Brown - Go Power At Christmastime
12-23-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 88,132
Posted By Trakhak

"Guy," singular, not "guys."

"Guy," singular, not "guys."
12-22-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,020
Posted By Trakhak

Terrific find. Envious! Aside from replacing...

Terrific find. Envious!

Aside from replacing the tires (and maybe the brake pads, if they've hardened to the point of being useless for stopping at speed), you might want to consider modifying the...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,298
Posted By Trakhak

That's a classic can opener bend from a front...

That's a classic can opener bend from a front impact to a lugged frame. When a bike takes a front-end hit, any one or any combination of frame, fork, and wheel can show damage. When I ran into a tree...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,330
Posted By Trakhak

Maybe the price of high-end frames from companies...

Maybe the price of high-end frames from companies like Trek, in addition to being determined by the factors already mentioned, is meant to suggest that their bikes' frames are of the highest quality...
12-20-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By Trakhak

The fourth photograph shows dirt on the part of...

The fourth photograph shows dirt on the part of the derailleur that would hit the ground in a right-side crash. There's no dirt above or below that part of the derailleur. That indicates that the...
12-19-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,485
Posted By Trakhak

In the mid-1980s, Cannondale briefly offered a...

In the mid-1980s, Cannondale briefly offered a two-chainring touring model with half-step gearing. That was a gutsy move, given that most of their dealers wouldn't have heard of half-step, let alone...
12-18-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,296
Posted By Trakhak

Learning the trade in bike shops the early 1970s,...

Learning the trade in bike shops the early 1970s, after building my first wheel (badly) at age 14 in the mid-1960s, the most important thing I learned was to respect the strength limits of materials....
12-18-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By Trakhak

By calling him a liar, what exactly do you hope...

By calling him a liar, what exactly do you hope to gain?
12-18-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,401
Posted By Trakhak

For those who find themselves being drawn into...

For those who find themselves being drawn into bickering in this thread or elsewhere, I suggest going over to the Road subforum and and spending a few minutes reading the current "Worst Customer...
12-18-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By Trakhak

That sounds frustrating. You obviously already...

That sounds frustrating. You obviously already put some research into the problem, since you know that you need 597 mm bead diameter tires. I'd check with Harris Cyclery:Schwinn 26 x 1 3/8" S-6...
12-18-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,904
Posted By Trakhak

I raced during the mid-1960s on a Reynolds 531...

I raced during the mid-1960s on a Reynolds 531 Helyett track bike and then in the early 1980s on a Bianchi Specialissima road bike, but now I ride nothing but semi-modern aluminum bikes, including a...
12-18-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Trakhak

If the freehub problem showed up when the weather...

If the freehub problem showed up when the weather turned cold, that might indicate that the lubrication in the freehub is too thick. The presence of grease or thick oil can hinder the movement of the...
12-17-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By Trakhak

Those of us who were riding single track at speed...

Those of us who were riding single track at speed in the early to mid-1980s learned quickly that keeping the saddle at full road bike height would sometimes result in the rider being bucked off the...
12-15-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Trakhak

The Trek sales rep who used to visit our bike...

The Trek sales rep who used to visit our bike shop back then said that they designed the model 2000 frame with Gary Klein's recently awarded patent in mind. The initial (absurdly broad) patent...
12-12-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Trakhak

I may be misremembering, because it's decades...

I may be misremembering, because it's decades since I last saw that arrangement, but I think that the intention was for the brake cable housing to extend to and terminate in a housing stop in the...
12-12-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,416
Posted By Trakhak

Fifty years of racing and training, and I've only...

Fifty years of racing and training, and I've only recently figured out how to get myself to drink (almost) enough water on a ride: as soon as I notice my saliva becoming slimy, I take a drink. It...
12-12-20, 02:05 AM
12-11-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,871
Posted By Trakhak

That's what Maynard Hershon, longtime Velonews...

That's what Maynard Hershon, longtime Velonews contributor (fondly remembered by many for his "Off The Back" column), said when Grant Pedersen asked him the "biggest improvement in cycling?"...
12-09-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,149
Posted By Trakhak

Regardless of whether or not filing the sprocket...

Regardless of whether or not filing the sprocket teeth helps, you should get in the habit of using the big ring more often. You'll find that the combination of one of the sprockets in the middle of...
12-08-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By Trakhak

I believe that we're all discussing square-taper...

I believe that we're all discussing square-taper cranksets exclusively. At least, I hope so, for the reason that you pointed out.
12-08-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,862
Posted By Trakhak

How does the hygiene hypothesis account for the...

How does the hygiene hypothesis account for the innumerable epidemics that have ravaged crowded slums over the centuries?
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