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05-26-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 146
Posted By Fredo76

The pandemic reminded me that I may not get...

The pandemic reminded me that I may not get another summer to start riding again and get in shape. Two years in now, and my whole outlook has changed.

Congratulations!
05-24-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Fredo76

Maybe, maybe not. My powder-coater installed...

Maybe, maybe not.

My powder-coater installed my 46-year-old Phil Wood bottom bracket (a cartridge type that can be moved side-to-side up to 5 mm according to the manufacturer) right in the middle....
05-24-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 711
Posted By Fredo76

I don't know, but after we moved to Tucson,...

I don't know, but after we moved to Tucson, raking the gravel and sweeping the sidewalks were added. He wouldn't spring for plastic under the gravel. Now I weed my street for goatheads...
05-24-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 711
Posted By Fredo76

My father paid my brother and I a penny for every...

My father paid my brother and I a penny for every ten dandelions we picked, once. We made a couple bucks. That's a lot of dandelions!
05-23-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 889
Posted By Fredo76

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Selle SMP TRK

When I was a teenager, I just toughed it out on a broken-in...
05-23-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,061
Posted By Fredo76

To be fair, the Bike Hand stand did not work for...

To be fair, the Bike Hand stand did not work for my recumbent-riding friend. From where he needs to clamp it, the weight was too lop-sided.
05-23-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,061
Posted By Fredo76

What a ridiculous statement. Are you an elitist? ...

What a ridiculous statement. Are you an elitist?

A bicycle stand is stolen technology?
05-23-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,061
Posted By Fredo76

I have the $120 BikeHand stand, the one with the...

I have the $120 BikeHand stand, the one with the L-shaped base and the 55 lb. capacity.

It would be a mistake to infer low-quality from the low price. It's a precision unit, and works well.
05-22-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 816,990
Posted By Fredo76

My old racing bike, classically geezer-ized.

Here's the build I've been riding around lately. I tried to keep a classic look, but still accommodate my aging bod. It works pretty well for me.
...
05-22-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,233
Posted By Fredo76

That was a pretty lame video. Not as lame as...

That was a pretty lame video.

Not as lame as the one 'proving' that light wheels don't make any difference, but pretty lame.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 916
Posted By Fredo76

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Clem at Saguaro NP

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,308
Posted By Fredo76

I weigh 220 lbs, and am running my 28s (different...

I weigh 220 lbs, and am running my 28s (different brand) at 80/85 psi f/r
05-17-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,087
Posted By Fredo76

Thank you for posting that. Avandia may have...

Thank you for posting that.

Avandia may have caused my stroke, at age 50, but I also clot easily, so have been on warfarin ever since. Maybe I'll just continue to take my time instead...
05-17-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,292
Posted By Fredo76

I'm not sure it was the worst, but it was...

I'm not sure it was the worst, but it was definitely the most embarrassing. I cleaned my chain with gas on a Saturday, and let it dry, but forgot to oil it. As soon as I started out on the race...
05-16-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 881
Posted By Fredo76

You stole it, alright. Congratulations!

You stole it, alright.

Congratulations!
05-16-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 716
Posted By Fredo76

Asinine rule combos

It may be simple, but it is not obvious, and it is ****ed up, IMO.
05-16-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Fredo76

Numbness in your foot, assuming circulation is...

Numbness in your foot, assuming circulation is OK, is possibly caused by misalignment of one or more vertebrae. Back misalignment issues can cause a lot of weird stuff, in my experience. Besides a...
05-16-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,770
Posted By Fredo76

I guess tubeless tires work better when the...

I guess tubeless tires work better when the rubber is half an inch thick. Tubes seem to be wonderful devices for containing sealant. With replaceable valve cores, effective sealants, and tubular...
05-16-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 716
Posted By Fredo76

I can see the reason, but the details of the...

I can see the reason, but the details of the rules were almost too much for me, and maybe they should be revised. I'm talking specifically about the five/day auxiliary rule. I did five one day, and...
05-14-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,089
Posted By Fredo76

I may never make use of such a wonder as a...

I may never make use of such a wonder as a wireless dropper seatpost, but they have re-calibrated my idea of what is an expensive seatpost. I used to think that ~$250 was expensive, for a spring...
05-12-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Fredo76

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Saguaro National Park, East Loop Drive

The only pain on my latest nostalgia...
05-10-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 880,100
Posted By Fredo76

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Fred & Fredo
05-08-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,782
Posted By Fredo76

Yes. My father still had some in the '70s. The...

Yes. My father still had some in the '70s. The back side had a pad of what seemed like cardboard made with gunpowder, that you could not put out once lit. Vulcan was the God of Fire, right? Real...
05-08-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By Fredo76

You have compacted your ratios slightly, more on...

You have compacted your ratios slightly, more on the top than on the bottom.

old: 11 34
42 103 33
34 83 27
24 59 19

new: 12 28
42 95 41
32 72 31
05-05-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,548
Posted By Fredo76

Good to hear you're doing OK. I would rest,...

Good to hear you're doing OK.

I would rest, anyway.
05-05-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26,282
Views: 2,820,180
Posted By Fredo76

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Saguaro National Park (East, Loop Drive, halfway)

Today my friend and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 541,932
Posted By Fredo76

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Saguaro National Park, East Loop Drive

If you've been, you know exactly...
05-02-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Fredo76

Breaking cranks and pedals didn't used to be...

Breaking cranks and pedals didn't used to be common...
05-02-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By Fredo76

I dislocated my left hip replacement mounting my...

I dislocated my left hip replacement mounting my motorcycle to ride to physical therapy. She may want a step-through as a permanent solution. Performance step-throughs are an underserved market....
04-25-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 924
Posted By Fredo76

My only experience with disk wheels was picking...

My only experience with disk wheels was picking one up that was on display at REI co-op in the '90s.

It was HEAVY.
04-25-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Fredo76

Velocity A23

Velocity A23
04-24-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Fredo76

Looks workable. I would consider getting some...

Looks workable. I would consider getting some closed-cell foam sheets for padding on the outside and between parts.

And I'd buy and try before relying.
04-16-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,980
Posted By Fredo76

In the middle '70s I had a leather helmet,...

In the middle '70s I had a leather helmet, because anyone who raced in ABL (Amateur Bicycle League) events had to wear one. Nobody else did, that I remember, and most racers only wore theirs while...
04-16-22, 03:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 991
Posted By Fredo76

White Tressostar or similar cloth tape cleans up...

White Tressostar or similar cloth tape cleans up nicely in a self-service car wash. Just blast it at close range with the soap and it comes out nearly new. I haven't tried it with the white Cinelli...
04-14-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By Fredo76

Why would somebody cold-set a road frame smaller...

Why would somebody cold-set a road frame smaller to run a track hub? Maybe an early, proto-retro-grouch ordered his frame with new bits and old spacing, to run his old wheels, or...?
04-14-22, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By Fredo76

120 mm was standard 5-speed road spacing for a...

120 mm was standard 5-speed road spacing for a couple decades before 6-speeds and 126 mm came along. It was more likely built to 120 mm, I would think.
04-13-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,089
Posted By Fredo76

I won't have any BB other than threaded, with a...

I won't have any BB other than threaded, with a square-taper spindle. Absolutely not threadless, not going there.

Similarly, no threadless steerer/headset setups, either. Height-adjustable...
04-12-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,094
Posted By Fredo76

Maybe try one of these...

I feel the same way about my bony-ass sit bones, myself. Maybe I need to do squats as well as stretches. Anyway, this seat really seems to fit my under-carriage:

...
04-12-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Fredo76

Try one of these:

A Selle SMP TRK matches my under-carriage.

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Selle SMP TRK

I can ride...
04-12-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,913
Posted By Fredo76

April goal: ride every day. Progress: So...

April goal: ride every day.

Progress: So far, so good. :)
04-12-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,044
Posted By Fredo76

I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from...

I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from building their own wheels - it's a great learning experience. But for people who don't want to do that and don't want to spend a grand on custom wheels...
04-10-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 616
Posted By Fredo76

+1 on gugie 's suggestion in post #6. ...

+1 on gugie 's suggestion in post #6.


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Red Clover Triplizer w/ 28T...
04-05-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Fredo76

I have never thought of a front derailleur cage...

I have never thought of a front derailleur cage as a consumable part. Unless yours is made from a soft alloy, I wouldn't worry about it. :)
04-05-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 39,585
Posted By Fredo76

Choosing the precise shade of green from the many...

Choosing the precise shade of green from the many available can be a difficult art.
...
04-03-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4,422
Views: 695,260
Posted By Fredo76

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Church at Black Mesa
04-02-22, 12:48 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 39,585
Posted By Fredo76

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,722
Posted By Fredo76

Many of my geezer mods could be considered...

Many of my geezer mods could be considered downgrades...

Once I get a bike the way I like it, it tends to stay that way. Until then, however, changes are legit, even when "incorrect". :)
03-31-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By Fredo76

Nice find. Great job! Beautiful bike.

Nice find.
Great job!
Beautiful bike.
03-28-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,175
Posted By Fredo76

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle once published the...

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle once published the photos of the 23 most wanted criminals in the state of Montana. Something they had in common struck me, so I counted. Eighteen of the 23 had mustaches....
03-27-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,175
Posted By Fredo76

Of the four bars I tried on my brother's Clem...

Of the four bars I tried on my brother's Clem Smith Jr. this is my ranking:

Soma Clarence
Soma Sparrow
Soma Oxford
Soma Mustache

...
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