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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...
07-28-22, 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...
07-26-22, 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...
07-24-22, 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, 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...
07-21-22, 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...
07-16-22, 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...
07-15-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 674
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, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 674
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, 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!
07-12-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,426
Posted By Road Fan

That one is just nomenclature: 27" is an estimate...

That one is just nomenclature: 27" is an estimate of the diameter, and 27" x 3.14159 = 84.8", so 84" is an estimate of the circumference.
07-10-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Road Fan

To protect the next tube, I think those are great...

To protect the next tube, I think those are great ideas. But bottom line now is, you need a new tube.
07-10-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Road Fan

Same here, I think the Brooks is by far the...

Same here, I think the Brooks is by far the prettier match to that paint. Plus if you take care of it, the Brooks might never reach its expiration date!
07-08-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,347
Posted By Road Fan

Thump, the rear sprockets shrink with time and...

Thump, the rear sprockets shrink with time and wear - kinda like underwear!
07-07-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 868
Posted By Road Fan

No, you have to have a file with the right pitch...

No, you have to have a file with the right pitch for each bolt. McMaster-Carr sold (may still sell) a set of two combination files, one with an assortment of metric sizes and one with an assortment...
07-07-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,152
Posted By Road Fan

There were 6's which have the same distance...

There were 6's which have the same distance between sprockets as Regina 5's. Those 6's require 126 mm hubs unless you go with a radical and possibly risky dishing.

There were SunTour "Ultra-6's"...
07-06-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,959
Posted By Road Fan

Now that is something Larry is not gonna get in a...

Now that is something Larry is not gonna get in a bike shop, except perhaps as a way of explaining his latest blow off.
07-06-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,959
Posted By Road Fan

Tires have a function you might not have...

Tires have a function you might not have considered: cushioning the rims from road shocks. If you have tires which are too narrow they are also not tall enough, and they might allow the rims to have...
07-06-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,959
Posted By Road Fan

I said the tire shape was distorted AND the beads...

I said the tire shape was distorted AND the beads were not set in properly, since you said you are in too much of a hurry to do that carefully, in your first or second post. You're right the carcass...
07-06-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By Road Fan

Greetings from Ann Arbor!!! Source of the...

Greetings from Ann Arbor!!!

Source of the vibe seems (at least I like Jobst Brandt's argument) to be a surface wave on the rubbing surface of the brake pad. Toe in was (I think) intended to limit...
07-06-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,959
Posted By Road Fan

Just a little science if I may. The ability of...

Just a little science if I may. The ability of the tire to support weight is based on the area of the tire contact patch and the air pressure. There was a sketch in Post 84 I think, which illustrated...
07-01-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,600
Posted By Road Fan

1984-ish Mondonico, 75 miles on an organized ride...

1984-ish Mondonico, 75 miles on an organized ride here in Michigan. !980 Woodrup, 130 miles in 2 days on an organized sagged tour.
06-29-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 998
Posted By Road Fan

There are many posts, but how many actual fork...

There are many posts, but how many actual fork failures have been presented? I suspect those two numbers are hugely separate, in value.

One broken fork in 200 posts represents 0.5% evidenced...
06-29-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 998
Posted By Road Fan

I see you have found the right tool for the job!

I see you have found the right tool for the job!
06-22-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 48,780
Posted By Road Fan

My Rudge as received

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Rudge Aero Special more or less as received....
06-18-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,347
Posted By Road Fan

I always thought it was a 350

I always thought it was a 350
06-18-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,347
Posted By Road Fan

Ive always wanted a Norton, after reading that...

Ive always wanted a Norton, after reading that book!

As far as Quality, these days Im a Safety consultant, so maybe a few nuggets of insight dropped off the tree!
06-18-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,347
Posted By Road Fan

The Raleigh threads are not a concern, because...

The Raleigh threads are not a concern, because Im installing with the same cup/cone design. The old cups can be reused because the bearing races are in good condition the TA spindle has a bearing...
06-16-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By Road Fan

Even after the repair, I'd vote against ruining...

Even after the repair, I'd vote against ruining the vintage Peugeot!:)
06-15-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Road Fan

Looks to me like either routing will work.

Looks to me like either routing will work.
06-08-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,426
Posted By Road Fan

Just a small point - I think rigidity is driven...

Just a small point - I think rigidity is driven as much by frame structure as by geometry such as head and seat angles.
06-08-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,426
Posted By Road Fan

I love it! Scientific sanity!

I love it! Scientific sanity!
06-02-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,426
Posted By Road Fan

Seems to me the foot tends to stay on the pedal...

Seems to me the foot tends to stay on the pedal when it is moving synchronized with the path of the pedal. I think this is part of rider skill. The down force should hold the foot on the pedal during...
05-27-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Road Fan

So I tried it, and the 2.5 mm spacers have play...

So I tried it, and the 2.5 mm spacers have play relative to the drive side threads. I have not found a 3 mm spacer on the parts market, for whatever reason. I recall I tried this once before and the...
05-26-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,443
Posted By Road Fan

On the Hogwart's World Atlas it is diametrically...

On the Hogwart's World Atlas it is diametrically opposed from IAPAN.
05-18-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By Road Fan

I've recently finished a lot of work on some...

I've recently finished a lot of work on some Exceltoo hubs. Two bikes, four hubs, four bent axles. The cones and locknuts were in pretty good shape, as were the integral cups. I measured all the...
05-18-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By Road Fan

Speaking of lightweight 27" wheels, this topic...

Speaking of lightweight 27" wheels, this topic deserves it's own little place to be explored. This is one of the themes of my Rudge Aero Special rebuild.
05-18-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By Road Fan

Will they notice? I think people notice changes...

Will they notice? I think people notice changes and initially respond to them, positive or negative. But then they start to deal with the change an go on to ride the bike. After a little time with...
05-14-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Road Fan

I would say, try to tune it up the way it is.

I would say, try to tune it up the way it is.
05-08-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By Road Fan

If you want highly accurate predictions, I...

If you want highly accurate predictions, I question the need for that goal. For me while low weight feels nice when I lift the bike, it is not significant for my riding. I want to be able to trust...
05-07-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Road Fan

First ride of the year!

Yesterday was my first ride of the year, really, of three years, with COVID precautions, loss of work bike project rabbit holes, et cetera! 2.75 miles, Dexter-Huron metro park MUP, very comfortable...
05-07-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Road Fan

52 telecaster claims not to be a great writer but...

52 telecaster claims not to be a great writer but this description of the difference between riding a more resilient versus less resilient frame is clear, concise, elementary, and IMHO accurate!
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05-05-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Road Fan

I can't say the Strada Biancas roll too slowly,...

I can't say the Strada Biancas roll too slowly, they are nicer all around than my previous favorite, plus I don't need another build project at the moment. At some point I tried a Pasela pair, but I...
05-04-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Road Fan

My wife has said she likes mine!

My wife has said she likes mine!
05-04-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By Road Fan

So the density of 531 and 2030 are the same, so...

So the density of 531 and 2030 are the same, so if a 531 frame with the same tube lengths and diameters tub3 for tubehas lower mass, it must have thinner tubing walls compared to the GP, made of...
04-23-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,458
Posted By Road Fan

I knew my project to buy a set of used car tires...

I knew my project to buy a set of used car tires would help my cycling!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,837
Posted By Road Fan

I guess you must all spend more time in bike...

I guess you must all spend more time in bike shops or reading "Bicycling!" than I do, because I don't have any idea what makes an endurance fit (well, maybe some clue), endurance position, aero fit,...
04-20-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,734
Posted By Road Fan

Actually there are good reasons to consider more...

Actually there are good reasons to consider more deeply - the new bike might be no better. Its fitter might be as clueless as most of us, and never read any of Steve Hogg's work, or others. ...
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