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02-27-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By Lakerat

My favorite fixed gear lured me into the world of...

My favorite fixed gear lured me into the world of magic gear. I had a wonderful 1981 Trek Pro Race 750 frame that I wondered if it would make a useable fixed gear. It has what I think are called...
01-07-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,864
Posted By Lakerat

If fitness is an attribute of youth, then yes....

If fitness is an attribute of youth, then yes. I'm 66 and walked uphill to a neighbors house last night, probably 20 feet of elevation change over a 100 foot walk. I was happy after walking it...
12-09-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By Lakerat

Did you mount it nose up?

Did you mount it nose up?
11-28-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Lakerat

Tomm- It was a dumb reference to the Temptations...

Tomm- It was a dumb reference to the Temptations song, but it's running away, not slipping away. You lost your balls nonetheless.
11-28-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Lakerat

"French pedals.... is it my imagination?"...

"French pedals.... is it my imagination?" Slipping away with you. Or was it your balls slipping away?
11-09-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Lakerat

If you come down from the north in the winter,...

If you come down from the north in the winter, plan on a couple of days of acclimatizing to the heat. Point to point or out and backs on the main road gets a little monotonous, but sight seeing in...
11-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,396
Posted By Lakerat

I suppose that means the slots for the straps are...

I suppose that means the slots for the straps are loose and allow the strap to slide. I've not used that many different pedals with toe clips and straps since I rode Suntour Superbe pedals for 30...
11-03-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,396
Posted By Lakerat

Why twist toe clip straps inside the pedal?

I've seen people do it and don't understand it unless it is just to shorten the strap, but why wouldn't you just cut it?
10-27-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,460
Posted By Lakerat

Road salt mixed with sand changes everything....

Road salt mixed with sand changes everything. Once salt and sand is laid down I'm much more careful about riding only when its dry out. If I get the bike wet with salt down it gets a rinse and wiped...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,838
Posted By Lakerat

Heat is a double edged sword for me, it makes...

Heat is a double edged sword for me, it makes muscles work better, but overall ability to do work is reduced. Possibly the higher the level of strength and conditioning, the more my muscles like warm...
08-18-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,899
Posted By Lakerat

Continental Grand Prix (hand made in Germany) 700...

Continental Grand Prix (hand made in Germany) 700 x 25. Very similar ride to GP4000SII.
08-14-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,620
Posted By Lakerat

79pmooney- As Johnny Weir the figure skater's...

79pmooney- As Johnny Weir the figure skater's fashion makes me feel relatively boring, you do the same with my cycling dreams.
08-14-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,638
Posted By Lakerat

I owned a 1970 BSA 441 Victor Special from about...

I owned a 1970 BSA 441 Victor Special from about 1979 until 2012. The original owner told me if I ever wanted to sell it, he'd buy it. Told him the price and he said that sounds reasonable and sent a...
08-14-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,638
Posted By Lakerat

Really surprised a CB360 would only do 70 MPH....

Really surprised a CB360 would only do 70 MPH. The 1972 1/2 CB350 I bought new cruised at 70 just fine, and according to wiki, had an advertised top speed of 110.
08-13-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By Lakerat

My fixed road bike got so much more enjoyable to...

My fixed road bike got so much more enjoyable to ride when I relaced the Phil Wood track hubs to Mavic Open Pro rims instead of Velocity Deep Vee rims. Light rims and fixed gear goes together nicely...
08-13-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,620
Posted By Lakerat

I'll be 66 in a couple of weeks and my fixed road...

I'll be 66 in a couple of weeks and my fixed road bike is 49-17 which is 76 inches. I ride an 18.2 route selected for as few large hills as possible, at least 4 days a week. A normal time is about an...
05-13-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,759
Posted By Lakerat

That sounds like a good description of the time a...

That sounds like a good description of the time a guy let me ride his Kawasaki 750 three cylinder two stroke. Below a certain RPM, just kind of choked. Hit the powerband, front wheel in air. I did...
08-31-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,780
Posted By Lakerat

Why did you build them with this defect?

Why did you build them with this defect?
08-31-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Lakerat

I had that happen when I replaced the chain with...

I had that happen when I replaced the chain with a Campy chain on a 9 speed Daytona group. Didn't happen with the old chain and the chainwheels didn't look very worn. New chainwheels and the problem...
08-31-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By Lakerat

Probably no trick to make it, but transporting...

Probably no trick to make it, but transporting and having states allow you to sell it might be difficult.
08-27-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Lakerat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAYvJ3Ot0dw ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAYvJ3Ot0dw

I hope you aren't accusing me of mechanical doping.
08-27-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Lakerat

Surprise! You can carry a cordless drill in cycling jersey pockets

Found a Rigid one on the shoulder today. Took out the bit, had to pound the battery off since it was partly dislodged from impact of falling off truck or trailer. Battery in left pocket, chuck end in...
08-21-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,200
Posted By Lakerat

in Not sure about bracing for deceleration on a...

in Not sure about bracing for deceleration on a fixed gear, but my opinion the strongest position on a bike is in the drops. I don't decelerate hard enough on my FG to ever feel like I must brace,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Lakerat

Thanks. Since the Campagnolo 10 speed era went...

Thanks. Since the Campagnolo 10 speed era went from 2000-2008, it appears there were at least 3 Record brakesets during this span. Silver non skeleton, black non skeleton, then black skeleton.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Lakerat

When were the first Campagnolo skeletonized brakes?

Was looking for a brakeset to go with my Campagnolo Record Titanium 10 speed group, and noticed that some brakesets with groups I found online were skeletonized and some weren't. Did they change to...
10-17-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,508
Posted By Lakerat

"...and how to figure in needed over shift and...

"...and how to figure in needed over shift and fadeback motions"

Road Fan- Do you know for sure that electronic mechs are programmed to do these complex shifting motions? They must be or you...
10-17-18, 04:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,508
Posted By Lakerat

Process of development of electronic shifting

Was imagining when companies like Shimano, Campagnolo, and SRAM decided to make electronic shifting systems. They could have hired electronics engineers or consulted with companies that already made...
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By Lakerat

I found it without a price tag at a bike shop....

I found it without a price tag at a bike shop. Asked the price and the shop owner said it was brought in for minor service 18 months previous and never picked up. He said he would contact the owner...
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By Lakerat

Colnago Classic - Veloce 10 speed- Around 2004?

Looking at an excellent condition Colnago Classic with a Veloce 10 speed group. It is apparently Columbus Cromor or Zona tubing or maybe something called "Classic" Internet search suggests it is...
09-28-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By Lakerat

Sure, I'm going to pull a tri rider with aerobars...

Sure, I'm going to pull a tri rider with aerobars on a fixed gear. I'll leave that to you. I learned a bunch and I bought my first road bike in 1975. I'm preparing my DRAFTING WAIVER! to be signed by...
09-28-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By Lakerat

In your expert opinion, what is the proper...

In your expert opinion, what is the proper following distance?
09-28-18, 03:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By Lakerat

Whenever I watch team events on the track, I'm...

Whenever I watch team events on the track, I'm amazed and impressed with how close the riders stay to their team mates. I had imagined that fixed gear track bikes allowed better speed control and...
09-28-18, 03:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By Lakerat

I feel terrible.

I feel terrible.
09-27-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By Lakerat

Atypical fixed ride

Riding my normal 18 mile route on my fixed gear, I pass a cyclist pulled over talking on his cell phone. I thought maybe if he came my way I'd ride with him a bit, which would be new for me since I...
09-24-18, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Lakerat

Funny Phil Liggett comment on world championships coverage

Loosely quoted about an Italian rider who spent some time on the Belgian Quick Step team: "The only Italian I know who speaks English with a Belgian accent"
09-18-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Lakerat

I rode it 18 miles without incident, so I suppose...

I rode it 18 miles without incident, so I suppose its OK. Before the ride I raised the bike off the floor and banged the tire hard on the floor a dozen times to see if it would blow off. This is on...
09-18-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Lakerat

Bead didn't fully seat on first inflation

Bought a new appearing but not in package Continental GP 4000 S (not 2) at a swap meet and when I installed it a section of bead didn't seat and protruded. It was like the bead was too large of...
09-17-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By Lakerat

My understanding of TIG vs MIG, is that TIG is...

My understanding of TIG vs MIG, is that TIG is micro, and MIG more macro. TIG more controlled and affects a smaller area. From my experience MIG isn't an option for this situation.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Lakerat

That's a really great story. There is an...

That's a really great story. There is an excitement to approaching the mountains, which implies a letdown or sadness when leaving. Most of the time when you leave the mountains in Colorado, there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Lakerat

Highway 34 Estes Park to Loveland - Records?

Smooth road, all downhill. Certainly there are some awesome rides down that hill. Ever heard of any records or races on this road?
08-03-18, 05:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,463
Posted By Lakerat

Nice to see the ultimate vintage Trek racing...

Nice to see the ultimate vintage Trek racing frame.
07-30-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 618
Posted By Lakerat

I rinse mine with water if it gets particularly...

I rinse mine with water if it gets particularly sweaty, sling off the water and place it in the sun to dry. Still slightly funky but not overly.
07-27-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Lakerat

The tapered split ring sticks in place and won't...

The tapered split ring sticks in place and won't move when you turn the adjustment collar. I loosen the collar, bump the rim sideways to pop the tapered ring loose, then adjust. You are doing the...
07-27-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By Lakerat

Bought a tandem from a guy who set a relay team...

Bought a tandem from a guy who set a relay team faired recumbent record in the RAAM. Hit 80 MPH in Colorado.

Bought a Peugot PX10 and a nice pair of vintage Campy hubbed track wheels from a...
07-19-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By Lakerat

I didn't think your dropouts looked like Campy,...

I didn't think your dropouts looked like Campy, so I did some checking and found this thread suggesting they are Huret and that the dropouts require certain derailleurs. I think replacing both...
07-05-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,224
Posted By Lakerat

I can't give credit since I've forgotten the...

I can't give credit since I've forgotten the source, but their idea was to take a steel straightedge about a foot long, and rest it on the edge of the top of the bar clamp. Then sighting along the...
07-03-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By Lakerat

Did you quit going because you didn't know to...

Did you quit going because you didn't know to cover the smell of cheap perfume? If so, armed with this tip, you can commence going again. Maybe your reserved seat still has your name on it.
07-03-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By Lakerat

According to a Louisiana barrister, WD40 is good...

According to a Louisiana barrister, WD40 is good for masking the scent of strippers.
07-03-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By Lakerat

Heaven scent, by the sound of it.

Heaven scent, by the sound of it.
06-22-18, 06:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,509
Posted By Lakerat

With lots of filing, I made an insert for my...

With lots of filing, I made an insert for my Sugino fixed cup wrench out of large washer. Lay the nut on the washer and mark for the slots, and hacksaw beside the teeth. Then file away for clearance...
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