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Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Mickey2

I don't have a racer at the moment, and I don't...

I don't have a racer at the moment, and I don't dare say out loud what type of tyres I use compared to GP 5000. I tend to replace tyres after a year or so, just a daily round on my bike not counting...
07-15-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,702
Posted By Mickey2

I shall check out your recommendation. I have...

I shall check out your recommendation. I have noticed spray can oils tend to dry to a film over night, or sometimes a bit longer, even when applied generously and no wiping off. Weldtite TF2 spray...
07-15-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,702
Posted By Mickey2

I wish I could have the wax lubricants work as...

I wish I could have the wax lubricants work as optimal as others here. I have a gear hub and wear down chains a lot. I hose down the chain when I can, wipe it off with a rag, oil and repeat if...
07-14-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 985
Posted By Mickey2

After fixing up a few old bikes I don't replace...

After fixing up a few old bikes I don't replace things as much as I did. I keep wires, both inner and outer if nothing is visibly wrong and every thing works, I add a bit of teflon oil to the inners....
07-14-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Mickey2

Thanks Andrew. I had the cap off the shifters and...

Thanks Andrew. I had the cap off the shifters and freed the moving parts in there manually with with my finger and poking around with a screw driver. You were right, it was gummed up grease, and it...
07-13-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Mickey2

Frozen old Shimano 100GS

This is a bike that's been in storage for more than 20 years. The bike has all original parts, including break pads and there's no signs of wear on the side of the rims. There's no sign of rust at...
01-07-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mickey2

First step for me is soapy water, tooth brush,...

First step for me is soapy water, tooth brush, rags of torn up old towels or sheets; it often does the job on any grime. Basic chain oil will dissolve a lot of dried up dirt if left to soak in. I...
07-31-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By Mickey2

Fat bikes are a trend now, and so are the pluss...

Fat bikes are a trend now, and so are the pluss bikes. If you can afford to buy and store a speciality bike don't hesitate too much to try it out. It can be a lot of fun. I guess it originated from a...
07-30-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By Mickey2

In my experience, handeling mud and snow have...

In my experience, handeling mud and snow have more to do with tyre width and tread pattern than diameter of the rims. What is the maximum width your Vaya will accept? Have you tried different type of...
07-30-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 796
Posted By Mickey2

I don't rule out weight lifting, but in my mind I...

I don't rule out weight lifting, but in my mind I would think climbing hills might be more effective. Maybe even find a heavier bike with less gears.
07-30-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,358
Posted By Mickey2

If I needed a large bottle of oil I would...

If I needed a large bottle of oil I would probably just get a pure mineral oil SAE 10-15 or something like that.; regular chain and sewing machine oil. A light synthetic equivalent might be an...
07-30-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Mickey2

It has to have a referance to time passed in some...

It has to have a referance to time passed in some way. To officially be given the status of a veteran car it has be thirty years old, for me a bike has to be from the 80s at least, maybe early 90s....
07-30-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By Mickey2

It should not be a problem finding an all seasons...

It should not be a problem finding an all seasons bike. The challenge with winter is usually frost and gearing parts; wires, cable housing and moving joints have be given the chance to dry up between...
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Mickey2

It's nice to have found a few favorites what ever...

It's nice to have found a few favorites what ever we choose. The only thing that continue to bother with these Raleighs is the brakes; the aluminium is a bit too light weight and fexible. With the...
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Mickey2

Those Delta Cruisers (assuming the are because of...

Those Delta Cruisers (assuming the are because of the cream color) look very good on many of the old Raleigh 3 speeds. If someone has taken the bother to regrease and tighten up the crank properly it...
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Mickey2

Some ladies frames are nice, I rode one for...

Some ladies frames are nice, I rode one for years. As long as the size fits him, he shouldn't mind too much. My favorites tend to be gents' frames with 28" wheels, but it all depens upon the riding....
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Mickey2

There might be nice offers near you like juvela...

There might be nice offers near you like juvela mentions. Craiglist, garage sales, charity stores, ... I found this on CL...
06-06-18, 04:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,368
Posted By Mickey2

LOL, no, it will probably be a bit rusty when it...

LOL, no, it will probably be a bit rusty when it comes out, and dishwasher might need a clean itself. Just soak it in an old plastic container, unless you leave it for long, (like over night) there...
06-05-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,368
Posted By Mickey2

If you have the chain off the bike you can use...

If you have the chain off the bike you can use warm water and lots of white wash powder (laundry), a good soak, move it around in the water and maybe replace the soapy water and repeat if the chain...
06-04-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,325
Posted By Mickey2

The choise between pest or colera. Broad spectrum...

The choise between pest or colera. Broad spectrum sunscreen works, but it's worth going through the list of ingredients too. A couple of years ago there were two journalists making a consumer...
05-29-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,325
Posted By Mickey2

I read a study recently and it likely helps to...

I read a study recently and it likely helps to eat lots of vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables along with tomato puree and olive oil. It helps the body reparing skin.
Forum: Foo
05-29-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By Mickey2

Lubuntu work with most things, and I guess most...

Lubuntu work with most things, and I guess most Debian derived distros will, bank, paypal, ebay, the few shops I use on the web,... Puppy might be tweaked to work with most things too. I liked the...
05-29-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Mickey2

It have seen it happen too, but Marathons are...

It have seen it happen too, but Marathons are still the most durble tires I have had and as puncture proof as they get. I don't think it should happen, maybe there's an explanation for it?
05-29-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,325
Posted By Mickey2

Some oils cause yellowing like that, others less....

Some oils cause yellowing like that, others less. I'm not sure what other ingredients Coppertone contains. Any cream and lotions can in theory do. If you don't leave it too long it should come off in...
05-29-18, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Mickey2

I don't think so. A fat bike tyre line like...

I don't think so. A fat bike tyre line like Schwalbe Jumbo Jim has a width between 100 and 120 on a 559 diameter tyre. I have never had a width above 47 and 55 (vintage balloon tyre) if I remember...
05-29-18, 04:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,325
Posted By Mickey2

A lot of the sun screen lotions are made to last...

A lot of the sun screen lotions are made to last long on the skin for situations like the beach, salty sea etc. I just can't use the thicker creams on my face every day, it's like I'm 16 again with...
05-28-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21,026
Views: 2,030,628
Posted By Mickey2

I would go for the smooth ribbed pattern on the...

I would go for the smooth ribbed pattern on the tyre, no doubt. I aim for summer riding and I havent' had any problem with them in either wet or dry conditions. The rubber and patterns can make a...
Forum: Foo
05-28-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By Mickey2

By 2008 Mac had turned to regular processors...

By 2008 Mac had turned to regular processors Intel 2 core duo ( or something like that), it should easily adapt to most linux distros. For a short while I had an iBook I manage to find a distro for...
Forum: Foo
05-28-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By Mickey2

I remember Puppy, it was nice and light. I ran it...

I remember Puppy, it was nice and light. I ran it of a CD at the time. I could easily install Lubuntu to hard disk and I liked it. Some of them are a bit more work. A 10 year old laptop should in...
05-28-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,838
Posted By Mickey2

The last chain I bought was a Shimano SP1 for a...

The last chain I bought was a Shimano SP1 for a hub gear, I had to buy the link separately. The KMC chains I have bought often come with a quick link, but single speed chains often have the type with...
Forum: Foo
05-28-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By Mickey2

I don't know about the solid state drive, it...

I don't know about the solid state drive, it might not make much difference speed wise, but it will work well and have lots of bytes. I had lubuntu on a 18 year laptop, it think it has 700 mHz cpu,...
05-27-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21,026
Views: 2,030,628
Posted By Mickey2

The harder polyester grips last a long time, much...

The harder polyester grips last a long time, much longer than the flexible rubbery grips. Rubber are are softer and gives very good grip, both can be good tough. I might still have a 1954 grip, black...
05-27-18, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21,026
Views: 2,030,628
Posted By Mickey2

I don't know much about plastics, but I have...

I don't know much about plastics, but I have picked up a bit of info over the years. Well into the 50s and even 60s natural rubber was still widely used, but gradually was replaced by synthetic...
05-26-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By Mickey2

I have used a polish I found called Quick-Glo,...

I have used a polish I found called Quick-Glo, it's a white paste in a small tub, a bit gritty, smells next to nothing. Grime, tarnish and rust comes off very easily on most metals I've tried it on....
05-26-18, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21,026
Views: 2,030,628
Posted By Mickey2

I looked up the philco brakes, I have never seen...

I looked up the philco brakes, I have never seen one in real life. The type I have seen on old roadsters have been hub brakes or various types of rod brakes, some have brake pads pushing up on the...
05-25-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Mickey2

I don't know really. A lot of 1960s to 1980s rims...

I don't know really. A lot of 1960s to 1980s rims had them, but like you say, it's usually steel rims. The older bikes I get here are rarely racers, and the trend was hub brakes or those...
05-24-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By Mickey2

If the bike is just your size and frame type it's...

If the bike is just your size and frame type it's worth keeping up, even the odd upgrade. Cables have never lasted me 20 years on any bike, and only one of my bikes has been with me that long. I wear...
05-24-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By Mickey2

Some of the old 5 speeds were rather good, I...

Some of the old 5 speeds were rather good, I promise. I haven't seen them new since the mid 1980s though, but vintage bikes turn up now and then. They weren't indexed like later shifters, you...
05-24-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,383
Posted By Mickey2

I guess people in your area carry a can of bug...

I guess people in your area carry a can of bug spray in their hand bag, in some neighbourhoods they carry pepper spray for protection ;- )
05-24-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,383
Posted By Mickey2

Thing shift and all kinds of exchanges are done...

Thing shift and all kinds of exchanges are done between people, it's not always good things. It can be hard work for the body to work through it. It's not easy to describe in detail. Pressure is put...
05-23-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,990
Posted By Mickey2

At the local repair shop I used to go to they...

At the local repair shop I used to go to they stopped taking in a particular low priced brand, I can't remember the name unfortunately. More than one box and batch of tubes were faulty, not every...
05-23-18, 05:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,383
Posted By Mickey2

It's hard to avoid the electrical fields of wifi,...

It's hard to avoid the electrical fields of wifi, high voltage power lines, TV, unhealthy environments, etc. By far most of us live in towns, cities and suburbia. Bioelectricity is a know factor, and...
05-22-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mickey2

I know cheap inner tubes can be a bother this...

I know cheap inner tubes can be a bother this way, they sometimes tear for no good reason. At the bike shop they have a couple of times thrown out entire boxes of bad batches of tubes, I can't...
05-22-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,244
Posted By Mickey2

Disks can go in the dishwasher, easy and it...

Disks can go in the dishwasher, easy and it works, promise. Disks are prone to hits, dings and getting bent, that might be the reason for the squeeky noise, it's at least very common. Another thing...
05-22-18, 04:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Mickey2

The only pumps I generally have had trouble with...

The only pumps I generally have had trouble with is the ones that take CO2 cartriges. Do they work properly at all? Some of the mini pumps I have had hasn't lasted long in use, but generally they...
05-21-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,497
Posted By Mickey2

I haven't tried Phils grease, but all (!!!) I can...

I haven't tried Phils grease, but all (!!!) I can find in stores here are synthetic greases; I'm thinking of small tubs and tubes for the average user, not industrial bucket size. Old type greases...
05-19-18, 03:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,074
Posted By Mickey2

An average diet on 2000-2500 calories is for...

An average diet on 2000-2500 calories is for office people doing a bit of exercise on the side. If you work more physically, double and tripple activity, 3000-4000 calories a day is commmon. Few will...
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Mickey2

I have ridden bikes that thechnically were less...

I have ridden bikes that thechnically were less than the best, or as you say an old beater. Tighten up parts, replacing worn bits, and regrease they can be very nice bikes. Rebuilding wheels if the...
05-12-18, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By Mickey2

I can't say I notice much on my 1968 AW hub,...

I can't say I notice much on my 1968 AW hub, neither on newer hubs like Nexus 7 speeds. Nothing is as firm and precise as the best freewheels for BMX and trial bikes, but they are sort of in a...
05-10-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,715
Posted By Mickey2

Get an old bike you like the look of and fix it...

Get an old bike you like the look of and fix it up, go for it and don't give up. Have a second bike, then it doesn't matter too much if it takes some time to get things right. I don't know that much,...
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