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11-18-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,297
Posted By MKahrl

Performance Bicycle Bankruptcy

Performance Bicycle Bankruptcy (https://www.bicycling.com/news/a25173842/ase-declares-bankruptcy/)

Any thoughts on a major bike retailer hitting the skids?

I enjoyed their well done catalogs. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,724
Posted By MKahrl

I don't see how he was choosing for you. You did...

I don't see how he was choosing for you. You did get to choose. When you could go around him you went around him.

It seems like you're irritated he wasn't positioned in the lane ideally for how...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,171
Posted By MKahrl

You can easily access the pawls and teeth on Phil...

You can easily access the pawls and teeth on Phil Wood cassettes. It's fun to experiment with varying combinations of Phil Wood Grease and Phil Wood Oil placed on or under the paws to create a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,085
Posted By MKahrl

Bicycle Quarterly often rides a bike for months...

Bicycle Quarterly often rides a bike for months to figure out what does and doesn't work and shake loose anything not on tight. Their reviews can sometimes seem harsh and nit-picky but they'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,399
Posted By MKahrl

Wallingford Bike Parts (now closed) used to sell...

Wallingford Bike Parts (now closed) used to sell Brooks saddles with a six month return policy. Their return rate was lowest on the B17. So if you're first trying a Brooks, start there; you're more...
11-06-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,569
Posted By MKahrl

Real time, where you set your watch by Local...

Real time, where you set your watch by Local Apparent Noon, was what we had when all East-West travel was done at the pace a man walks. With the invention of the iron horse trains were now leaving...
10-26-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 710
Posted By MKahrl

Harsh. I won't disagree with you. Falcon had...

Harsh.
I won't disagree with you. Falcon had three frame levels and through a mix of components created many different price points for a catalogue of bikes. I sometimes suspected they were so...
10-24-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,987
Posted By MKahrl

I agree, dump the big ring. Not easily done when...

I agree, dump the big ring. Not easily done when shopping for a new bike.

This advice is mostly for new bike buyers unfamiliar with gear ratios and don't plan to learn. And that includes many...
10-23-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By MKahrl

I don't know the year but my 1972 superleggera...

I don't know the year but my 1972 superleggera (black aluminum cage) had genuine Campy plastic dust covers. While the bike was locked for a short time outside a camera shop in Norfolk VA someone...
10-23-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,987
Posted By MKahrl

Our bike group leader tries to talk all buyers of...

Our bike group leader tries to talk all buyers of new bikes who are over 50 years old to get a triple. That way they can stay in the middle chain ring nearly all day using the granny for steep...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,808
Posted By MKahrl

Half my friends have a taillight that effectively...

Half my friends have a taillight that effectively warns either aircraft or overtaking squirrels but not any cars behind them. The LED lights used in modern tail lights are very directional and when...
10-11-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,987
Posted By MKahrl

The one thing big chain rings have going for them...

The one thing big chain rings have going for them is they look great. Nothing compares to a Campy Nuovo Record or Super Record or a Stronglight 93 with a 52t big ring.

I love the appearance of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,447
Posted By MKahrl

A gravel bike can be a great choice for the type...

A gravel bike can be a great choice for the type of enthusiast recreational riding you describe.

The one shortcoming I find in many road and gravel bikes is a lack of mounting points for racks...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,618
Posted By MKahrl

Which stem looks better will never be resolved as...

Which stem looks better will never be resolved as each generation's aesthetics are developed during their formidable years. The quill stem for the generation who first saw this car roll down their...
09-19-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By MKahrl

If, on a scale of 11-10, full coverage fenders...

If, on a scale of 11-10, full coverage fenders represent a 10; then all other partial and quick release fenders exist in the 1-3 zone. They may be better than nothing but not by much.

Put some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By MKahrl

If cycling is a significant part of your life and...

If cycling is a significant part of your life and you would like to share it with a significant other, your choices are find another cyclist as a potential S.O. or try to develop a non or casual...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,626
Posted By MKahrl

It looks like it should work just fine. On...

It looks like it should work just fine.

On a positive note I would like to congratulate the entire bicycle accessories industry for coming up with so many ugly kludgy solutions to the problem of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,618
Posted By MKahrl

Does resurrecting 12 year old posts put you on...

Does resurrecting 12 year old posts put you on the road to retro grouchism as well?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,078
Posted By MKahrl

The one thing that can be said for modern brakes,...

The one thing that can be said for modern brakes, direct mount, disc, roller cam; is that they finally match the performance of 60 year old post mounted center pulls. Match these with aero levers...
08-26-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,276
Posted By MKahrl

How late in the Spring? There is a century ride...

How late in the Spring? There is a century ride in early May in Columbus and its greatest challenge is getting trained up in the sometimes cold and wet March and April months. But it's a great...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,931
Posted By MKahrl

This And this. There is a company that...

This

And this.
There is a company that purposely pays attention to wheel/tire diameter and bb drop (His name cannot be mentioned on the 41) and a bike with a low bb is great for commuting in city...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,331
Posted By MKahrl

Three Men on a Bummel is still an entertaining...

Three Men on a Bummel is still an entertaining book because the comical situations cyclists might find themselves in 100 years ago are exactly the same today and still funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By MKahrl

Do all wireless still require you activate the...

Do all wireless still require you activate the computer before the ride? That drove me back to wired.

I've equipped all my bikes with PlanetBike Protege 9.0 wired.
08-01-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By MKahrl

NIDA (National Independent Dealers Association)...

NIDA (National Independent Dealers Association) is another name for Columbia, a bicycle company dating back to the origins of bicycle.
07-31-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,542
Posted By MKahrl

Not only that but his suit fit better and he...

Not only that but his suit fit better and he looked more comfortable in it than the other two commentators.

When I saw him uncork a champagne bottle with the single swipe of a sword I knew his...
07-31-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By MKahrl

I had this same model bike in those colors. Good...

I had this same model bike in those colors. Good looking bike. The feature I loved about that 600 arabesque group was all the allen key fittings that allowed me to ride the bike to the airport,...
07-19-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By MKahrl

If you look carefully you'll notice it's a woman...

If you look carefully you'll notice it's a woman with the chalkboard.
07-18-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,298
Posted By MKahrl

Bicycle Quarterly did a study to see to what...

Bicycle Quarterly did a study to see to what extent the faster TdF times today can be attributed to improvements in riders or to improvements in equipment. The first assumption is that improvements...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By MKahrl

The first rule I would reinstate is for black...

The first rule I would reinstate is for black shorts. What they make modern racers wear today is infra-dig.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By MKahrl

Bike companies are selling disc brakes as an...

Bike companies are selling disc brakes as an upcharge on many of their current road bikes right now. If they want to sell more expensive brakes to the crowd that buys bikes just like their favorite...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By MKahrl

Whatever lights you choose please hard-mount the...

Whatever lights you choose please hard-mount the rear light on a seat stay or seat post so the led's point straight back towards on-coming traffic. It's a pet peeve with me to see lights that only...
07-09-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By MKahrl

Find a better bike shop. Chains skipping is...

Find a better bike shop. Chains skipping is usually a sign of a worn chain and/or worn cassette. Both items that get worn and replaced regularly and there are replacements still available new in...
06-27-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,030
Posted By MKahrl

My Brooks B17 of ten years (well broken in)...

My Brooks B17 of ten years (well broken in) recently seemed less comfortable in the saddle nose area. My local bike shop owner suggested making sure it was level. It seemed counter intuitive to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,449
Posted By MKahrl

I'm trying to wrap my head around the intended...

I'm trying to wrap my head around the intended use for this bike. Flat land commuting. Two items most commuters favor are racks and fenders. I take it you don't have to carry anything, you get to...
05-23-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,330
Posted By MKahrl

I have used the ProRide 598 and its predecessor,...

I have used the ProRide 598 and its predecessor, the 591 Criterium. I like the 591 better and sold the updated 598 to get more 591s but your experience may vary.

I like these racks because I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,289
Posted By MKahrl

Mixed crowd, lots of older riders and younger...

Mixed crowd, lots of older riders and younger adult riders with families. Campsites at schools and fairgrounds in or on the edge of medium size towns means walking downtown, taking a bus, or riding...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-08-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,002
Posted By MKahrl

The gap between Killbuck and Gann (also known as...

The gap between Killbuck and Gann (also known as Brinkhaven) is much smaller now. The trail is now paved from Glenmont to Brinkhaven and it's one of the most scenic parts of the route. It follows a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,289
Posted By MKahrl

Most of the riders on the Great Ohio Bicycle...

Most of the riders on the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure camp in tents. One advantage is that it does a big circle ending where you started so there is no need for sagging at either end. 5 to 7 days...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,663
Posted By MKahrl

This thread neatly divides the cycling world into...

This thread neatly divides the cycling world into two groups: Those who carry chain tools and those who don’t. Here’s some speculation:

1. Chain Breaker Carriers:

a. They most...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,031
Posted By MKahrl

I take exception to the term "One Day Wonder" as...

I take exception to the term "One Day Wonder" as applied to Sagan. It sounds it bit pejorative like "One Hit Wonder" for singers who had only one hit in their entire career. With not a single other...
02-27-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,267
Posted By MKahrl

I misunderstood your post and I should not have. ...

I misunderstood your post and I should not have. You were quite clear and understandable.

We don't really know what it costs for RBW to license the name but it might be reasonable for a company...
02-27-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,267
Posted By MKahrl

How is RBW licensing the name Rivendell? I have...

How is RBW licensing the name Rivendell? I have not seen any evidence of this.

If anything I see the opposite. Products that RBW codesigns with manufacturers are sold under one name by RBW and...
01-22-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,369
Posted By MKahrl

I don't think any derailleur tweaks will help...

I don't think any derailleur tweaks will help until that 55 ring is replaced with a 50 or 48. When looking from above shifting up from the smallest chain ring as the chain gets pushed right it will...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-17, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,059
Posted By MKahrl

I use a roof mount 9 months of the year and a...

I use a roof mount 9 months of the year and a hitch mount in the winter time.

Roof Rack
Advantages: Always available wherever, whenever. Holds four bikes. With locks, slightly more theft...
11-22-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By MKahrl

I had my Paramount repainted in the 1980's. ...

I had my Paramount repainted in the 1980's. After over ten years the brake housing clamps and water bottle holder straps were playing hell on the paint. I also took the opportunity to add water...
10-05-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By MKahrl

I agree with T-Mar that it's a late 70's Falcon...

I agree with T-Mar that it's a late 70's Falcon with original paint and decals. Not many bikes get repainted within 8 years of purchase and when they do it was not easy to replace every single decal...
07-11-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,301
Posted By MKahrl

There is plenty of racing going on before the...

There is plenty of racing going on before the last 30km of the race if you are paying attention. Who is in the breakaway from what teams, who will pull and who won't, who in breakaway can sprint and...
07-11-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,301
Posted By MKahrl

A take no prisoners approach does not work as...

A take no prisoners approach does not work as well in bicycle stage racing. A one-day or a stage race involves a great deal of cooperation between members of rival teams both in the peloton and in...
07-03-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,677
Posted By MKahrl

Fenders are not allowed. If they were you would...

Fenders are not allowed. If they were you would see full coverage front fenders (like a rear fender) on TT bikes for their aerodynamic gain.
06-26-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,062
Posted By MKahrl

I'm all for reproduction everything. Anything to...

I'm all for reproduction everything. Anything to help keep old bikes on the road and looking good. For us cogniscenti we will continue to love and value unrestored scratched up totally original...
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