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06-03-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 226
Posted By 79pmooney

Not a tandem rider but I've known some teams. I...

Not a tandem rider but I've known some teams. I read the OP's post and wondered what her preferred cadence is on the single bike and what they ride on the tandem. If the tandem's RPM is higher,...
06-03-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,288
Posted By 79pmooney

The front only needs one. You cut the fender...

The front only needs one. You cut the fender just in front of the factory bracket to back goes on as usual. I haven't used the River City ones. I've made my own. But they look a lot nicer than...
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 255
Posted By 79pmooney

I've built nearly all the wheels I've ridden in...

I've built nearly all the wheels I've ridden in 200,000 miles and have more up and running now than I ever bought. Tools? Park spoke wrenches, a cheap stand from bent flatbar that I paid $30 for...
06-03-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By 79pmooney

I couldn't load pages late this morning. I...

I couldn't load pages late this morning. I rebooted my DSL and service has been fine since. (I think of rebooting as a small sacrifice to the internet gods. I doubt it actually does anything but...
06-03-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By 79pmooney

I'll second the 2-bolt seatposts. HTey make...

I'll second the 2-bolt seatposts. HTey make dialing in the tilt and back ad forth position so much easier, And you can do tiny adjusts and go back exactly. (I back off the rear bolt a bunch, then...
06-03-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 909
Posted By 79pmooney

You or anyone in your household. I won't do...

You or anyone in your household.

I won't do any group rides. If I bring this disease home, my housemate dies.

Ben
06-03-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By 79pmooney

Or - measure how deep the bolt hole is, shoulder...

Or - measure how deep the bolt hole is, shoulder to tube, then how long the bolt is. Maybe file a little bolt off if it is close. (I've never run into this and didn't know it until now. My...
06-02-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By 79pmooney

No. I do not need to complete. But after my...

No. I do not need to complete. But after my biggie; the fork breaking when I landed a bunny hop over a construction ditch with poor pavement, I bunny hopped that same place all the next season. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,718
Posted By 79pmooney

He and the team also benefited from inside help...

He and the team also benefited from inside help that other teams and riders did not get. His first Tour, he tested positive first or second stage but was allowed to slide. probably because he was a...
06-02-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By 79pmooney

Go through the stem boxes at your bike coop of...

Go through the stem boxes at your bike coop of store and see if you can find a bolt and wedge of the length you'll need. Have the stem cut to that wedge. There's no magic here.

Edit: That bolt...
06-02-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By 79pmooney

My Mooney has at times had some canti shudder I...

My Mooney has at times had some canti shudder I looked into the fork crown mount hanger but only saw ones that required a shallow saddle wire. I like a long saddle so I'd have to make my own...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,166
Posted By 79pmooney

My new chain approach? Install. Do a couple of...

My new chain approach? Install. Do a couple of chain revolutions through a clean rag to get the surface cleaner and attract less dust. From there, lube with Tri-Flow or Finsh Line wet lube (drip...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,718
Posted By 79pmooney

"He was a prodigy at a very young age." Yes. ...

"He was a prodigy at a very young age." Yes. But he wasn't a three week stage racer who could win a yellow jersey. He was a one day classics rider. The World Championships, the races in Belgium. ...
06-02-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By 79pmooney

I am pretty certain the Miyata is for a Superbe...

I am pretty certain the Miyata is for a Superbe shifter, the Schwinn for the auto-trim. My custom has a boss for the Superbe. (It doesn't look quite like either because the builder simply made a...
06-02-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By 79pmooney

How old is that rim? If old, it may be giving...

How old is that rim? If old, it may be giving you the warning that it is tired, You may be feeling the rim flex, like it's on its way to breaking. Put on d different wheel and see if the problem...
06-02-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,347
Posted By 79pmooney

So cars no longer work at the drive-in! Can't...

So cars no longer work at the drive-in! Can't turn off all the lights and listen to the radio. If drive-ins are to make a comeback, they need to hand out car bras at the entrance to drape over the...
06-01-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 494
Posted By 79pmooney

Winter salt; an excellent reason to take the rear...

Winter salt; an excellent reason to take the rear derailleur off (and just use the front as a chain guide if needed). 1) Salt quickly makes chains run very poorly through the pulley slalom. 2) In...
06-01-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By 79pmooney

I think I saw an umbrella clip on the Zephal...

I think I saw an umbrella clip on the Zephal website the other day. Try the source. (A lot of the good French stuff was and is made long after the US market goes elsewhere.)
06-01-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By 79pmooney

Up to the early/mid '70s, few bikes had braze-on...

Up to the early/mid '70s, few bikes had braze-on cage bosses and only on the DT. (There were exceptions with SR bosses, but not many.) From there to the early '80s, almost all (higher end) bikes...
06-01-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been dealing with the forehead tan line for...

I've been dealing with the forehead tan line for years, Sunscreen. I run it up to the skull cap line. (Secret that works well for me to keep sunscreen out of your eye - use Aloa Gator Gel (REI). ...
06-01-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 624
Posted By 79pmooney

I ran with SunTour Command index shifters on the...

I ran with SunTour Command index shifters on the Mooney for years. Less than great when my SunTOur FW supply ran out and I went to SRAM. Reverted to Power ratchets. ON 7/8-speed spacing, wow!
...
06-01-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By 79pmooney

Goatheads in the house?

Goatheads in the house?
06-01-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,372
Posted By 79pmooney

I didn't read most of the post so this is...

I didn't read most of the post so this is probably already said. I'm virtually certain you missed the correct starting hole on one side by one. This means all the spokes are shifted forward on one...
06-01-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't even take the cellophane off. I just let...

I don't even take the cellophane off. I just let it come of when it wants. Does no harm anywhere as far as I can see except when I do a poor job of pulling it. Edit: and it ensures the patch won't...
06-01-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah. I always squeeze the tube until the fluid...

Yeah. I always squeeze the tube until the fluid surfaces and put the cap on so no air.inside. And yeah, ocassionally a tube will still dry up. A lot of shops sell the tubes so I buy one every once...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,718
Posted By 79pmooney

I won't watch him or do anything to patronize him...

I won't watch him or do anything to patronize him in any way. Not until he has served adequate punishment for the screwing he has done to others. Ie hard jail time. None of us could do what he did...
05-31-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,467
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 Didn't view the link. But with a world...

+1 Didn't view the link. But with a world population of 7.8 billion and under 7 million cases of COVID, well we are at at 0.09%. The consensus on herd immunity seems to be around 60%.
05-31-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By 79pmooney

I did a business-like ride on my hardest fix gear...

I did a business-like ride on my hardest fix gear today in the Willamette Valley. Mixed, almost all cloudy sky, some dark but dry. Light wind. Didn't focus on the scenery but still, western Oregon...
05-31-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 395
Posted By 79pmooney

Neat trick I learned at Riders Services on Cycle...

Neat trick I learned at Riders Services on Cycle Oregon - nail polish. Stitch the shorts up with needle and thread like they were quality cloth that could handle the stitches. Then brush clear nail...
05-31-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 575
Posted By 79pmooney

Going back to the thread title "Grub screw hates...

Going back to the thread title "Grub screw hates seatposts" - actually not true. Grub screws are caterpillars that burrow into aluminum and emerge thee seasons later as grub moths. Native to...
05-31-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 430
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah. For some, years (I like chamoises that...

Yeah. For some, years (I like chamoises that are just that. Very little padding. There are other, more critical fit issues for me so I don't always have the choice there.

Oh, that thick...
05-31-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By 79pmooney

"They should spread evenly this way" but you...

"They should spread evenly this way" but you still need to check. I'd check a little before hitting the 100mm so I could make up any needed distance and not have to bend either blade back. Just...
Forum: Foo
05-31-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 733
Posted By 79pmooney

Addicts. They have to smoke, inject or snort all...

Addicts. They have to smoke, inject or snort all the tablets because one of them might be the real thing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By 79pmooney

This probably isn't the issue, but - look at the...

This probably isn't the issue, but - look at the clamp with the pin in tight. Do the two sides of the clamp meet at the pin? You should always be able to slip a piece of cardboard between the clamp...
05-31-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By 79pmooney

I'm having difficulty getting my front derailleur...

I'm having difficulty getting my front derailleur shifting correctly. I adjusted the height by placing the cage of the derailleur a couple millimetres above the largest chain ring. I then adjusted L...
05-30-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By 79pmooney

I haven't ridden Superbe FDs but have many, many...

I haven't ridden Superbe FDs but have many, many thousands of miles on Cyclones. A lot on ARs. Granted never more than 54-42 but I have used them on triples (53-42-28) and they have worked fine...
05-30-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,402
Posted By 79pmooney

I have a Surfas (sp) I bought in 2008 for $160 at...

I have a Surfas (sp) I bought in 2008 for $160 at a shop. So a relatively early modern light. I've done nothing but use it and charge it and I cannot tell any difference from new. It now takes a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,034
Posted By 79pmooney

Dogs. The dumb ones. Two ran under my front...

Dogs. The dumb ones. Two ran under my front wheel and one, a big lab was coming my way right down the center stripe; no big deal, and takes a right angle turn just as I 'm passing him. T-boned a...
05-30-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,288
Posted By 79pmooney

You can cut fenders at the fork crown and...

You can cut fenders at the fork crown and seatstay bridge and use River City's brackets to join the two halves. (The bike does need to have drillings for rim brakes.) Means fenders on and off is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,895
Posted By 79pmooney

Sweet bike! I rode a Merlin MTB around 1990...

Sweet bike!

I rode a Merlin MTB around 1990 and knew from that half mile ride that titanium in a custom road frame was it for me. 2007 I landed the job and could afford it. Lived in Portland,...
05-29-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 584
Posted By 79pmooney

I made up the Meyers 190, Now this is a national...

I made up the Meyers 190, Now this is a national emergency. Can't we waive the 151 limit? (Perhaps with a warning label "Some users report loss of motor control, light headed-ness and slurred...
05-29-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By 79pmooney

Wow! Did I see that right? A 2:1 tackle on a...

Wow! Did I see that right? A 2:1 tackle on a 4:1 tackle? 8:1 final?

I used to race 15' sailboats. I sailed my last one until it was tired enough that I didn't feel good about selling it so I...
05-29-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By 79pmooney

My first thought. Then I thought of the recent...

My first thought. Then I thought of the recent thread https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1202809-grub-screw-hates-seatposts.html. Grub screws! Those not so little aluminum eating worms...
05-29-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By 79pmooney

You now know why they created and made so many...

You now know why they created and made so many "dork discs"; those goofy aluminum or plastic discs between the freewheelcassette and the spokes. Of course every self-respecting cyclist promptly took...
05-28-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By 79pmooney

Has it been stored without wheels? If so, there...

Has it been stored without wheels? If so, there is a chance that the bike has seen something like a drop onto a hard surface that bent the dropout. You could measure the slot width and that of any...
05-28-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 584
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't get why the distilleries don't bottle 95%...

I don't get why the distilleries don't bottle 95% pure ethanol in their glass bottles and just use their regular distribution chain. Keeps them going, gets us the stuff and even is the answer to our...
05-28-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By 79pmooney

Pretty cool! (I had to look, being a member of...

Pretty cool! (I had to look, being a member of the larger family of Wolverines.)
05-28-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By 79pmooney

It looks to me like you broke the press fit...

It looks to me like you broke the press fit between the clamp and the post. I wouldn't ride it.

My dad would approve of our tool, "Don't use force, Get a bigger hammer." In this case, a sledge...
05-28-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By 79pmooney

Thanks! Brings back a lot of memories. ...

Thanks! Brings back a lot of memories. Massachusetts roads on spring. Massachusetts road surfaces in spring. That last footage of the smaller road reminds me of coming down Blue Hill south of...
05-27-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 760
Posted By 79pmooney

I adjust the tilt using the forward bolt, I use...

I adjust the tilt using the forward bolt, I use the rear simply as a clamp. I note that I dropped the nose of the seat (say) 1/4 turn. Then I can go back exactly, halfway or further as needed, (And...
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