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10-11-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,370
Posted By frogman

[QUOTE=wolfchild;22266209]California has such...

[QUOTE=wolfchild;22266209]California has such nice weather that bikes ridden over there don't need any maintenance ..Go ride in the Northeast or Canada during winter and I guarantee you that pretty...
10-08-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,770
Posted By frogman

I am fascinated with the brake levers too. I...

I am fascinated with the brake levers too. I think they messed up the mounting of the brake levers they should have been mounted up on the horizontal bar section (the conventional location) The...
10-06-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 794
Posted By frogman

Don't want to derail the topic but I love that...

Don't want to derail the topic but I love that red carbon fiber Trek ! :thumb:
10-02-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,056
Posted By frogman

They look like a good solution to me. I would go...

They look like a good solution to me. I would go with the shorter 21mm adapters. The adapters extend the distance from the cranks to the pedal, no sense in making this distance
any more than...
09-26-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By frogman

Get the Trek. No brainer.............

Get the Trek. No brainer.............
09-21-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By frogman

I'm cheap and made my own tool from steel square...

I'm cheap and made my own tool from steel square tubing as per the DIY design of RJ the Bike Guy. Works fine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWdO4dnu18g
09-20-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,072
Posted By frogman

I also became obsessed with waxing my chain. Had...

I also became obsessed with waxing my chain. Had better results after I started using Mobil One synthetic oil. Squirt on with a fill bottle with a small pointed tip, wipe it
down and ride. ...
09-17-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,339
Posted By frogman

Good tips. I may try the antibiotic ointment. ...

Good tips. I may try the antibiotic ointment. Maybe Neosporin ? It is a triple antibiotic ontment.

Another thing to do is to be religous about a shower and washing the riding shorts after...
08-28-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By frogman

Something caused the pinhole. Maybe it was a...

Something caused the pinhole. Maybe it was a defect in the tube that finally opened up a pinhole, seems unlikely. Maybe there was a tiny piece of somenthing you didn't
find that caused the...
08-25-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,135
Posted By frogman

I pedal down hill after the climb. Try to build...

I pedal down hill after the climb. Try to build up as much speed as I can. The rush from going so fast is my reward. Love the wind blasting me on the way down.
08-25-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By frogman

I don't know if Giant sells nozzle components but...

I don't know if Giant sells nozzle components but thanks for the heads up. I am going to check my assortment of water bottles. :eek:
08-18-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,054
Posted By frogman

Can't see the hills from our home in Napa Valley....

Can't see the hills from our home in Napa Valley. Getting tired of breathing the smoky air :( I haven't yet but tomorrow I will wear my N95 mask for a ride and see how
it goes.

cthenn, thanks...
08-17-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By frogman

Those look great ! I like the built up soles.

Those look great ! I like the built up soles.
07-26-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,144
Posted By frogman

exactly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

exactly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07-04-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,250
Posted By frogman

Don't feel alone. I think most of us that...

Don't feel alone. I think most of us that haven't had a lot of experience with descents are leary of them. I also brake more than I probably should. Afraid I will
lose control I think. I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,287
Posted By frogman

Its all about the tire pressure. I use 28mm...

Its all about the tire pressure. I use 28mm GatorSkins and have 65 PSI in the rear and 60 in the front and they ride very nice. I weigh 170 lbs.
I tried GS with 23mm tires and 100psi and it was very...
06-21-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,032
Posted By frogman

Same here. He would be better off not obsessing...

Same here. He would be better off not obsessing with label orientation and doing some cleaning and maintenance. If he continues neglecting
the bike the labels will be so cruddy he won't be able...
06-10-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,391
Posted By frogman

:popcorn

:popcorn
04-12-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,196
Posted By frogman

Here's what I would do if the rust isn't too...

Here's what I would do if the rust isn't too extensive.
Clean and dry the frame, lightly sand the rust areas with steel wool then spray them with Krylon Rust Stop then spray the entire frame with...
01-17-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,721
Posted By frogman

My friend who was 55 had the same attitude until...

My friend who was 55 had the same attitude until he became infected with the virus. He is currently in the hospital and on a ventilator. You should not have such a cavalier attitude about the...
01-07-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By frogman

Holy cow ! I need to get the Proofide out and...

Holy cow ! I need to get the Proofide out and take bettter care of my Brooks Pro :(
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,179
Posted By frogman

OK, I get it. BTW, I love to ride the...

OK, I get it. BTW, I love to ride the American River Trail up in your area. Hope to ride it this year again. Its about an hour drive from here in Napa but worth it. Just beautiful...........
01-02-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,746
Posted By frogman

If I am more than a few feet away I can't tell...

If I am more than a few feet away I can't tell the difference. Whats aesthetics have to do with it :lol:
11-19-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,972
Posted By frogman

This the answer you asked for. Here is the...

This the answer you asked for.

Here is the order I would use to buy the items you mentioned.
1. Clipless pedals and shoes
2. Speed and cadence meter.
3. Power meter

In regards to speed and...
11-17-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,625
Posted By frogman

Thanks for the encouragement, I will wear my...

Thanks for the encouragement, I will wear my helmet. In honor of the buddies I have lost that served in the Marines with me.
Semper Fi !
11-15-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By frogman

Assuming your bike is adjusted properly, seat...

Assuming your bike is adjusted properly, seat height, etc and the tires are inflated properly then I think you are simply out of shape for cycling. If you haven't ridden in a long while it takes a...
11-14-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,567
Posted By frogman

Leather saddle, leather bags, very cool ! ...

Leather saddle, leather bags, very cool ! Enjoy your cycling !
11-13-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,012
Posted By frogman

Silver. Too much black, it needs some more...

Silver.

Too much black, it needs some more contrast.
11-07-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By frogman

I'm no expert but it sounds like the tension...

I'm no expert but it sounds like the tension adjustment on the rear derailleur is a little off. Try turning the barrel adjuster just a quarter turn one way ot the other and and see what happens. I...
11-04-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,707
Posted By frogman

Sounds good ! I used to do just my own...

Sounds good ! I used to do just my own maintenance and it gradually evolved into where I now I can build a bike from the frame up. The only thing left is wheel building. I am on a learning curve...
11-04-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,707
Posted By frogman

Did you check the hubs after receiving the bike...

Did you check the hubs after receiving the bike to see if they were adjusted properly ? I go through and check evrything on a new bike purchase. Invariably there is stuff out of adjustment...
11-02-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,897
Posted By frogman

francophile, I feel your pain. I have had...

francophile,

I feel your pain. I have had similar looooooong waits for vintage parts, but finally received them. Please let us know
when it arrives !
11-02-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,421
Posted By frogman

I owe you now SurferRosa, thanks ! Perfect ! ...

I owe you now SurferRosa, thanks ! Perfect ! I just placed an order. :)
10-30-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,044
Posted By frogman

T-6: She will never understand why you need...

T-6:
She will never understand why you need another bike. :D
10-30-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,892
Posted By frogman

If someone posted a picture of an old very rusted...

If someone posted a picture of an old very rusted "vintage" road bike with rotted tires etc. It wouldn't fit in to this ugly bike thread. The BF responses would be " wow that's nice ! :lol:
10-29-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By frogman

Great bike ! I have a pristine 84 Trek 770. ...

Great bike ! I have a pristine 84 Trek 770. Take good care of this beauty !
10-29-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By frogman

It's not that hard to straighten with a wood or...

It's not that hard to straighten with a wood or hard rubber mallet. Just don't get too agressive and do it a little at at time.
Done it on a number of my vintage rides.
10-29-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,280
Posted By frogman

Why do you want to know ? Seems like a silly...

Why do you want to know ? Seems like a silly question :lol:
10-27-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By frogman

Don't skimp on a repair stand ! It is so nice to...

Don't skimp on a repair stand ! It is so nice to be able to clamp the bike on the stand and rotate it to any position you want, even upside down for the maintenance and repairs.
10-27-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,332
Posted By frogman

I don't keep records of how many miles per chain...

I don't keep records of how many miles per chain but I estimate about 5K miles. I always change the cassette when I change the chain. Like ecyccomute says, the chainwheels don't see any...
10-26-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,917
Posted By frogman

Lots of popcorn for the election coming next week...

Lots of popcorn for the election coming next week :popcorn :D
10-26-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 19,633
Posted By frogman

Saying cycling is a poor form of exercise is a...

Saying cycling is a poor form of exercise is a silly statement.
Any exercise imparts "certain" pysical benefits.
Cycling is a great cardio vascular exercise.
Weight bearing exercises are great...
10-24-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By frogman

Looked at the thread you referenced about your...

Looked at the thread you referenced about your bike. Really nice vintage bike ! I love the chrome fork. It is well worth it to get the proper tools you need for this overhaul and future...
10-23-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,779
Posted By frogman

Yes it would !! Just don't post it on BF unless...

Yes it would !! Just don't post it on BF unless you wear your asbestos fire suit, you would be flamed for sure ! :lol:
10-23-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By frogman

Just be thankful that you and your property came...

Just be thankful that you and your property came out unscathed. I live in northern CA and we have had more than our share of nasty fires. I ride through burnt areas now. Look past your emotions...
10-20-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By frogman

I also want to maintain the originality of this...

I also want to maintain the originality of this 84 Trek 770. It is all original so far. Even has the original Trek water bottle in the holder :lol: I spent quite a while finding original...
10-19-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By frogman

Thanks for the info ! And they are in stock ! ...

Thanks for the info ! And they are in stock ! Yay ! :thumb:
10-14-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By frogman

JoeTBM, Thanks ! I just ordered it. My...

JoeTBM,

Thanks ! I just ordered it. My search is over :thumb:
10-11-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By frogman

I wanted to post the outcome to my search for...

I wanted to post the outcome to my search for vintage Campy jockey wheels.
I found a set of original campy wheels (paid more than I should have :cry: ) and replaced the old cracked wheels. I...
10-09-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By frogman

No need to be sarcastic steel charlie. Go for a...

No need to be sarcastic steel charlie. Go for a ride and chill out.
Also what does Shirley have to do with it, does she have bad jockey pulleys too ? :D
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