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04-25-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By tcarl

I work on getting the vertical trueness pretty...

I work on getting the vertical trueness pretty early in the truing process when spoke tension is still pretty low. That seems to work better than later on when the tension is higher. You mention...
02-09-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By tcarl

I've been using and re-using my Campagnolo hubs...

I've been using and re-using my Campagnolo hubs since the 1980's.
01-27-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By tcarl

I've been riding a Miche 12-23 10 speed cassette...

I've been riding a Miche 12-23 10 speed cassette with a Shimano 105 Shifters/Derailleur set up. I can't tell any difference between it and my Shimano 12-23 cassettes.
01-02-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,197
Posted By tcarl

I have multiple bikes, wheels and cassettes. I...

I have multiple bikes, wheels and cassettes. I switch the wheels and cassettes around among the various bikes all the time. Only thing I do is put it on the stand and check derailleur adjustment...
09-07-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By tcarl

I have some of the Gatorskin tubulars which I...

I have some of the Gatorskin tubulars which I ride. My opinions based on use - I think they have a very thick sidewall, like three times a traditional tubular. This means that you get very little of...
08-15-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,149
Posted By tcarl

Anything on an Ambrosio Elite rim. Fortunately...

Anything on an Ambrosio Elite rim. Fortunately those are from long enough ago that most of you won't run into them. Runner up - unstretched Continental tubulars on Mavic rims (once mounted and...
08-08-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By tcarl

Too many. But I'm overhauling old wheels and...

Too many. But I'm overhauling old wheels and doing restoration work on old bikes right now, so I have projects to work on above and beyond routine maintenance.
08-08-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,564
Posted By tcarl

My local bike shop pronounces it with a hard C.

My local bike shop pronounces it with a hard C.
08-03-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By tcarl

I've been using Tufo tape for years with both...

I've been using Tufo tape for years with both Tufo and Continental brand tires - haven't tried it with any other brands. It holds the tires on so tightly that it's nearly impossible to get them off -...
06-22-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By tcarl

I have some Ambrosio rims like that - same brand...

I have some Ambrosio rims like that - same brand and model. They've always been nearly impossible to get tires off and on. Doesn't matter what brand tire. I use folding tires, not wire bead, and...
06-16-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By tcarl

I've got a question for those of you with a...

I've got a question for those of you with a Smoothie, since I'm considering getting one. All the reviews I've read read like yours, smooth, quick handling, wonderful, etc. But I have read one review...
06-14-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,784
Posted By tcarl

Just being able to touch the ground with your...

Just being able to touch the ground with your tippy-toes on each bike doesn't mean a thing (other than the seats are both the same height above the ground). That doesn't mean the seats are the same...
06-09-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,831
Posted By tcarl

I'm quoting bruce19 to illustrate how different...

I'm quoting bruce19 to illustrate how different each person is. He measured at 143 but found that a 135 mm width is "much better for me." I once tried a 145 mm wide saddle - it was horribly painful....
05-25-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By tcarl

For years my old Cannondale touring bike has had...

For years my old Cannondale touring bike has had a 700x23 front and 27x1 1/4 rear. I don't notice a thing.
05-12-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,108
Posted By tcarl

Shop around. Once I was looking for a particular...

Shop around. Once I was looking for a particular item. One shop had it in stock for $24.00; another shop had it in stock for $18.00; and the third shop I called could order it for me for $15.00. Take...
05-04-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By tcarl

Would this be a good combination? Well, it's...

Would this be a good combination? Well, it's perfect for me, but I'm a fairly strong rider who rides in relatively flat terrain.
12-29-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By tcarl

I still have a Suntour 7 speed Accushift system....

I still have a Suntour 7 speed Accushift system. It is a complete group - shifters (bar ends), rear derailleur and freewheel. I specifically remember you needed the proper freewheel to make it work....
12-29-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By tcarl

I was once in the exact same situation as you're...

I was once in the exact same situation as you're in - a broken DA hub that I wanted to get the body off to put on to a good DA hub. The broken hub was unlaced from a wheel and I did what you're...
12-14-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,680
Posted By tcarl

I've been riding Continental tubulars on the...

I've been riding Continental tubulars on the rural farm roads in Illinois for years. No troubles. Great ride. I've had about 20 years of successes with Tufo gluing tape and Flat Attack brand sealant....
11-17-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By tcarl

I've been using Tufo gluing tape for years now....

I've been using Tufo gluing tape for years now. I've found it works well on Tufo and Continental tires, but with the Continental I have to ride them a little farther (.25 mile) to get it to really...
11-05-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,401
Posted By tcarl

I have/had two Nishiki's from that era. The...

I have/had two Nishiki's from that era. The Nishiki Competition had weird frame geometry and handling, and tremendous flex in the bottom bracket. I got rid of that frame years ago - gave it to...
10-15-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By tcarl

I got about 1000 miles from a rear tire....

I got about 1000 miles from a rear tire. Reasonably hard riding, mostly chip and seal roads, flat to small hills. Me: strong, but heavy rider.
10-07-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,857
Posted By tcarl

"Ideal conditions for speed?" Downhill, tailwind,...

"Ideal conditions for speed?" Downhill, tailwind, good pavement, no traffic, straight road, stable high speed geometry.
08-15-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,518
Posted By tcarl

I do a lot of riding on chip seal roads. About 35...

I do a lot of riding on chip seal roads. About 35 years ago switched to tubulars for them. Haven't changed back yet. The only times I'll use clinchers is in winter or just after the new gravel has...
08-06-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,631
Posted By tcarl

With all the information the OP provided, I'm...

With all the information the OP provided, I'm pretty sure it's a Nopunctuatio.
07-23-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,787
Posted By tcarl

What do I think of it? 1. I'd like to see how it...

What do I think of it? 1. I'd like to see how it works mechanically. 2. It solves a problem I don't have - i.e. I can already ride/choose gears without cross chaining. 3. I mostly ride in flat land....
07-18-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By tcarl

3 cross or 4 cross lacing for 1980's Bottecchia?

I'm restoring/rebuilding a 1984 Bottecchia with all Campagnolo/Italian components. I have a pair of Campagnolo Record high flange hubs and Ambrosio Elite rims. Any recommendations as to whether 3...
02-24-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,568
Posted By tcarl

As others have mentioned, you may want to...

As others have mentioned, you may want to consider the B17 Narrow
01-18-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By tcarl

1. I carry both a spare tire and sealant (Flat...

1. I carry both a spare tire and sealant (Flat Attack brand). I use tires with a removable valve core to get the sealant in the tire.
2. I just carry it as is. I rarely get flats (ride clean roads),...
12-22-18, 12:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,789
Posted By tcarl

Bike: 1989 Schwinn Paramount Tires: Front...

Bike: 1989 Schwinn Paramount Tires: Front 700x20; Rear 700x23
11-19-18, 12:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,713
Posted By tcarl

I only know one person who's gotten an e-bike....

I only know one person who's gotten an e-bike. He's up in his 80's and the Alps were getting a bit tough for him on his annual trip to Europe. But when he brought that bike on a flat ride in Illinois...
11-09-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,268
Posted By tcarl

Missouri's law is interesting - bicycles are not...

Missouri's law is interesting - bicycles are not prohibited from Interstates, but all vehicles that cannot maintain the minimum posted speed limit (usually 40 mph) are prohibited from using a traffic...
10-10-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,541
Posted By tcarl

My best bike in terms of design, parts, material,...

My best bike in terms of design, parts, material, workmanship, etc. has to be my Roark titanium. In terms of performance (speed, handling, etc) it's the Nishiki Professional. Regarding my favorite,...
10-05-18, 11:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,859
Posted By tcarl

That doesn't look "nose up" to me. That's about...

That doesn't look "nose up" to me. That's about how all my leather saddles are.
10-03-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By tcarl

I think that sounds like a pretty good set-up, I...

I think that sounds like a pretty good set-up, I like your logic, and I think it'll work well for you.
10-02-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By tcarl

If your question is specifically "how weird does...

If your question is specifically "how weird does it feel to shift back and forth between the biopace and the round rings", I wouldn't worry about it. First of all, a 42 to a 28 is a pretty big jump....
08-20-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,525
Posted By tcarl

My observation is that it seems that all...

My observation is that it seems that all tubularsm no matter how wide they are, have the same width base tape - the part which is glued to the rim. My 22mm and 25 mm road tubulars and 28 and 32 mm...
Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By tcarl

I spent a night in the McKeesport Hostel last...

I spent a night in the McKeesport Hostel last summer. The people running it are very friendly, helpful and love to have visitors. I found the hostel was completely equipped with everything you'd...
Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 12:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,464
Posted By tcarl

Last summer I did all three of these trails:...

Last summer I did all three of these trails: Katy, GAP and C&O. I found each one distinctly different from each other; each one was noticeably better than the other two in one area and noticeably...
Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,464
Posted By tcarl

First two times I rode the Katy end to end was...

First two times I rode the Katy end to end was westbound. Last summer I did it eastbound for the first time. I don't know if I have a favorite direction. The first time I rode it I don't remember...
Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 12:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,464
Posted By tcarl

I did the GAP/C&O last summer - late July, early...

I did the GAP/C&O last summer - late July, early August. It was pretty wet, which apparently was unusual for that time of year. If you have hybrid/CX bike with tires as wide as you mentioned you'll...
Forum: Touring
04-05-18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By tcarl

I rode it last June. What do you want to know...

I rode it last June. What do you want to know about it? It's approximately 50 miles from Pleasant Hill on the west and Windsor on the east. Last June about 10 miles on the east end hadn't had the...
04-05-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,402
Posted By tcarl

I'm a recreational rider, have used tubulars for...

I'm a recreational rider, have used tubulars for years and love them. I can feel a difference between them and clinchers. I've been riding either Continental or Tufo tires and use the Tufo gluing...
Forum: Touring
03-31-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,447
Posted By tcarl

I did the Pittsburgh - Wash. trip last summer -...

I did the Pittsburgh - Wash. trip last summer - loaded touring, camping and cooking gear, etc. so my bike was much heavier than yours. I had Marathon Mondial 700x37 tires and they did find, so I...
03-15-18, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By tcarl

Until recently I had a shimano biopace 42-52 road...

Until recently I had a shimano biopace 42-52 road crankset on a bike with a suntour Superbe front derailleur and Suntour barcon (friction) bar end shifters. It shifted just fine. It sounds like your...
03-12-18, 11:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By tcarl

The people at the shop that can talk to you in...

The people at the shop that can talk to you in person and actually see you on the bikes are going to be a lot more helpful than those of us "out here". Talk to the shop.
03-11-18, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,299
Posted By tcarl

Those look like old Cannondale panniers. I have...

Those look like old Cannondale panniers. I have some. They've lasted well, and the mounting system has worked well for me. Yes, you have figured out how to mount them correctly.
03-06-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,911
Posted By tcarl

If someone else put it in the recycling bin, then...

If someone else put it in the recycling bin, then he took it out and took it home, that sounds like stealing from the company. Then he posts it publically. What could happen? Maybe he could get fired.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,899
Posted By tcarl

42x15 for me.

42x15 for me.
02-11-18, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,660
Posted By tcarl

Make sure the tires are tubeless ready! I know...

Make sure the tires are tubeless ready! I know someone who rode tubeless with "non tubeless" tires. Fortunately she wasn't hurt very badly from the crash when her front tire did "burp" (see post...
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