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08-06-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By Road Fan

Except for the last sentence and posting #6, this...

Except for the last sentence and posting #6, this not so useful a thread, sad to say.
08-06-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Road Fan

When are you planning this ride for, is it...

When are you planning this ride for, is it already passed me by?
08-06-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By Road Fan

You can use drain holes, but you can also use a...

You can use drain holes, but you can also use a BB sleeve to prevent too much crud getting into the bearings
08-05-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By Road Fan

Are these the wheels you started with? You said...

Are these the wheels you started with? You said the wheels "did not match", but I think they are better matches to the frame than the deep-Vs with odd spoking. that you showed.
08-05-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 898
Posted By Road Fan

I'd bet Asian competition had an influence, and...

I'd bet Asian competition had an influence, and French companies made a lot of bars and stems as well. Did they follow Cinelli "standards?" Were any actual written standards?
08-05-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 898
Posted By Road Fan

I know in the early 1970s when I was becoming...

I know in the early 1970s when I was becoming really interested, Cinelli bars were mainly 26.4 mm. Later on they added a 26.0 mm option, but I don't know anything real about a timeline. This all...
08-04-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By Road Fan

My comment was in the context of differences...

My comment was in the context of differences between frame materials, not in differences related to other parts and such. And I'm actually not talking about speed but rather comfort and ease of...
08-02-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, one thing I learned working wih NHTSA and...

Yes, one thing I learned working wih NHTSA and some university experts in collision type and statistics, is to change to the word "collision." It does not implicitly withhold blame or confer...
07-29-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Road Fan

Hi, Bob, I sympathize! I have the same desire,...

Hi, Bob, I sympathize! I have the same desire, to have more saddle setback for better comfort and to better use the meager “old guy” strength that I have. I found a small collection of saddles...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,048
Posted By Road Fan

So a 100 kg rider should somehow be capable of...

So a 100 kg rider should somehow be capable of 500 watts? Wow!
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Road Fan

I have perhaps 5 of the leather ones, a few...

I have perhaps 5 of the leather ones, a few bought new or on their discounts, and about 10-15# heavier than you. All have to have sag compensated with tension - I think it's just that the leather...
07-28-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By Road Fan

There are indeed differences in frame materials. ...

There are indeed differences in frame materials. I think it takes decades of practice to learn which generalizations are accurate, if any. All of us are trying to reason from a few specifics to...
07-28-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By Road Fan

To go along with all the plattitudes and...

To go along with all the plattitudes and stereotypes being thrown about, let me add: don't generalize.
07-28-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,910
Posted By Road Fan

I think the Selle AnAtomica cutout affords the...

I think the Selle AnAtomica cutout affords the most venting area.
07-28-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,847
Posted By Road Fan

Ultimately, everything can break.

Ultimately, everything can break.
07-28-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,395
Posted By Road Fan

Try using the one from your old saddle. Saddles...

Try using the one from your old saddle. Saddles aren’t usually sold with a new clamp, It sounds like you will be reusing the old seat post as well. Not a problem, just give those old parts a try -...
07-28-22, 12:42 PM
07-27-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,012
Posted By Road Fan

I don't think you can equate 1 calorie to 0.276...

I don't think you can equate 1 calorie to 0.276 watt, because "calorie" is a unit of energy and "watt" is a unit of power. I'm not sure how it affects your equation
07-26-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,718
Posted By Road Fan

As far as your jockey question, I would say yes,...

As far as your jockey question, I would say yes, the frame would have different respnse to a light rider versus heavy, and a very strong-riding rider versus one who does not pedal at world-leading...
07-26-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,718
Posted By Road Fan

So, is my impression that the ELOS rides a little...

So, is my impression that the ELOS rides a little better (easier, more efficient, better climbing) than my more-standard tubed 1984 Mondonico, real or just my feelings? I don't know and either will...
07-25-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,718
Posted By Road Fan

Thank you, V! Pleasant dreams!

Thank you, V! Pleasant dreams!
07-25-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,718
Posted By Road Fan

Hello Marti, that article has been brought up by...

Hello Marti, that article has been brought up by numerous people from time to time on BF. I'm not too sure what it's bottom line is or shows, other than there was not much difference noticed between...
07-24-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,718
Posted By Road Fan

All this tubing insight is very interesting, but...

All this tubing insight is very interesting, but does anyone know the tubing secrets of the Peugeot UO-8? Published data seem to be missing, and it looks like perhaps nobody has tried to reverse...
07-22-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 448
Posted By Road Fan

That sounds like a pretty good idea!

That sounds like a pretty good idea!
07-22-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By Road Fan

I have a 1980 CaliMasi which has them.

I have a 1980 CaliMasi which has them.
07-22-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Road Fan

Looking up your number, I agree with what Korina...

Looking up your number, I agree with what Korina came up with. Is that a problem?
07-22-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 448
Posted By Road Fan

And maybe they are a brand new outfit and won't...

And maybe they are a brand new outfit and won't last very long. I'm just pointing out the wrong way untorquing problem can be created by anyone, even me, lol! On the positive side, it only took me...
07-22-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 448
Posted By Road Fan

Well, when was this done, and by whom...

Well, when was this done, and by whom (generically)? If it was a recent LBS job, I could easily see naive or arrogant "mechanics" not checking and insisting on doing it wrong. Unprofessional, but...
07-22-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,980
Posted By Road Fan

Yep, this is pretty much what I do as well....

Yep, this is pretty much what I do as well. Straight single leg or not, it's just a matter of where my body is when a bump hits.
07-21-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By Road Fan

But I bet it smelled good!

But I bet it smelled good!
07-21-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 448
Posted By Road Fan

Is it possible that in attempts to turn the...

Is it possible that in attempts to turn the adjustable cup loose, it it being turned in the wrong direction? Unintentionally being tightened ever harder rather than being loosened?
07-21-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,980
Posted By Road Fan

The idea as I first read it in one of Zinn's...

The idea as I first read it in one of Zinn's books, is to find a position like that of a downhill ski racer in a tuck. The body CG needs to be centered over the feet, otherwise the body will tend to...
07-20-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,980
Posted By Road Fan

Yeahhhh ... there can be a lot of crap to carry...

Yeahhhh ... there can be a lot of crap to carry for a "general riding kit! Much of this can be satisfied with a typical cycling multitool, but not all. I carry a 6 mm Allen for the angle of my...
07-20-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,980
Posted By Road Fan

My view is, it's different for different body...

My view is, it's different for different body proportions. When I was in my late teens I had a pretty flat upper body and weighed 135#. At that time KOPS might have worked for me, but I'll never know...
07-20-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,704
Posted By Road Fan

Nooooooooooooo!

Nooooooooooooo!
07-20-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,189
Posted By Road Fan

I give them respect because of how they have...

I give them respect because of how they have navigated all these negative and competitive influences, and remain a serious supplier of bike drivetrains for enthusiast riders. Are they the best for...
07-17-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 873
Posted By Road Fan

Looks like n your town, the signs telling the...

Looks like n your town, the signs telling the deer where to cross are more intelligible, to them!
07-16-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,189
Posted By Road Fan

Most Campy have been made in smaller volumes than...

Most Campy have been made in smaller volumes than most Japanese stiff, though I think the days of handmade Campagnolo parts is long-gone.

They started out as parts for racing, where the usag is...
07-16-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 673
Posted By Road Fan

So the ADA min is 95 and their max is 171, and...

So the ADA min is 95 and their max is 171, and the CDC minimum is 75 grams with a max of 262 grams?
07-15-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 673
Posted By Road Fan

I'm surprised you are not using whitefish, canned...

I'm surprised you are not using whitefish, canned tuna packed in water and salmon as protein sources. All are pretty high, and boned Atlantic salmon is between $9 and $11 per pound at Whole Foods and...
07-15-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By Road Fan

My old Ironman electronic scale!

Incredibly, my nearly 30 year old Ironman bathroom scale is still going strong! I'm finally looking at all those other numbers it gives me. In particular the muscle mass verses the BMI and weight. ...
07-15-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By Road Fan

Mrs. Road Fan and I take a yoga group lesson once...

Mrs. Road Fan and I take a yoga group lesson once a week (90 minutes) and I have for about 10 years. Cost is about $14 each / lesson. I don't really have a perspective on what are beginner poses...
07-15-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 673
Posted By Road Fan

As far as the fritter goes, I just ate it!

As far as the fritter goes, I just ate it!
07-15-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 945
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, I think that's true. Welcome to your own...

Yes, I think that's true. Welcome to your own little corner of the prisonyard!

I've done decently well with medium and large racing shorts, Performance Ultra and Ultra II, and Bourre touring...
07-15-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By Road Fan

I've always had trouble understanding how if I...

I've always had trouble understanding how if I like to go down the hill, I don't also have to go back up, to where the car is parked.
07-15-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,437
Posted By Road Fan

My 30 year old Ironman bathroom scale sometimes...

My 30 year old Ironman bathroom scale sometimes says I'm really 30 and sometimes says I'm really 55! I dunno what's wrong, I told it I'm 69!
07-15-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,437
Posted By Road Fan

This almost sounds like a Pro Tour of Lake...

This almost sounds like a Pro Tour of Lake Woebegon, where all the children are above average!
07-15-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,255
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, for added equalization, similar wheels,...

Yes, for added equalization, similar wheels, similar gearing range (with suitable derailleur changes, such as for a 50/34, perhaps). The rider might be powerful enough to feel the lack of a 52...
07-15-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,216
Posted By Road Fan

You're putting 4 bikes IN a Mini? I have to see...

You're putting 4 bikes IN a Mini? I have to see that!
07-15-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Road Fan

So the Slingshot was intended to have a sort of...

So the Slingshot was intended to have a sort of "planing" behavior!

I could certainly see the hinged/spring frame main triangle providing shock absorption, but I'm not sure about beneficial energy...
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