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04-27-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,180
Posted By stokessd

I had a bike of nearly that era when I was a kid,...

I had a bike of nearly that era when I was a kid, and I'm sadly now living in Fort Wayne as well. I had one of these gas-pipe monsters, and I can't say I miss it, but it was a nice piece of...
03-21-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,462
Posted By stokessd

I'm not sure about these off-the-shelf bikes, but...

I'm not sure about these off-the-shelf bikes, but back in the 80's it was common to use a mix on larger frames, EG SP downtube and chainstays and SL for the rest. My 62cm racing bike from 1985 is...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-17-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,112
Posted By stokessd

I'm 6'2" with a short torso, so my frames would...

I'm 6'2" with a short torso, so my frames would likely be considered "women's" gemetry. But last I checked, I pee standing up...It's a fine line.

Sheldon
09-14-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,864
Posted By stokessd

I'd shorten my femurs before giving up any of my...

I'd shorten my femurs before giving up any of my 5 brooks saddles. Have you read "the myth of knee over pedal spindle"?

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/kops.html

Sheldon
08-17-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By stokessd

Cheating husband sale?

Cheating husband sale?
08-02-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By stokessd

I put a widget on our cannondale tandem (just...

I put a widget on our cannondale tandem (just like yours) for the rear derailer. I can see the front reasonably easily. I got rid of the barrel adjuster on the right level and installed a pair of...
07-23-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By stokessd

Modern dual pivot brakes and V brakes may have...

Modern dual pivot brakes and V brakes may have more stopping power due to greater mechanical advantage, but what you gain in stopping power, you lose in "feel" and modulation ability.

Before you...
07-16-08, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,150
Posted By stokessd

I had a caliente as my first 10 speed. But that...

I had a caliente as my first 10 speed. But that thing is not a bicycle, it's a two wheeled tank.

Sheldon
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-08, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By stokessd

I'd want a spacer or two in either a threaded or...

I'd want a spacer or two in either a threaded or threadless headset. On my touring bike I've got a threaded headset with a very thin lockwasher, and a cantilever brake cable hanger, then the...
07-08-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By stokessd

color is the last thing many of us look for in a...

color is the last thing many of us look for in a bike seat. The agony and man-hours spent in search of a comfortable seat is mind boggling

Sheldon
07-08-08, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By stokessd

Jobst Brandt - The bicycle wheel. It made me...

Jobst Brandt - The bicycle wheel. It made me what I am today.

Sheldon
07-04-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,456
Posted By stokessd

I stand corrected. The wife and I were out on a...

I stand corrected. The wife and I were out on a 30 mile morning ride and 6 spandex encrusted riders came around a corner going the other way and I said "hello" and I got a "get a helmet" shouted...
07-03-08, 11:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,456
Posted By stokessd

Ironically the folks I see out here in Indiana...

Ironically the folks I see out here in Indiana are almost always helmeted. All skill levels. But most of the riders I see are completely encrusted in spandex and garish jerseys regardless of skill...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,260
Posted By stokessd

You can make your own drill guide out of wood...

You can make your own drill guide out of wood (with a V groove) and a couple drill bushings. Frankly, I'd do the center punch and drill method.

Sheldon
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By stokessd

I would have also considered keeping the lock and...

I would have also considered keeping the lock and having a locksmith re-key it for you. That built-in lock thing is cool. Too bad we are too "spandex-clad" as a group in this country to appreciate...
06-30-08, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By stokessd

I spend 10 days in Ireland and it rained twice: ...

I spend 10 days in Ireland and it rained twice: day 1-4 and day 5-8. The ortlieb bags were outstanding (we just had handlebar bags). Even the map on top stayed dry. A lot of people don't like the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-30-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 629
Posted By stokessd

Used Frame Prep Tools?

I'm toying with starting to build my own frames (I worked at a frame shop in high school), and I'm starting to assemble tools and parts. It appears that I can fiddle with frame building with minimal...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-22-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By stokessd

Before you jump into a course, have you...

Before you jump into a course, have you considered watching the Paterek videos? They are $75 for the set or $60 to rent them from smart flix. The production quality isn't good, but there's a wealth...
06-22-08, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By stokessd

Ride what you like and what works for you. ...

Ride what you like and what works for you.

Also rather than compare the weight of the new and old saddles directly, compare total weights, that's you, the bike, water, everything with the old...
06-04-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,527
Posted By stokessd

Short stops like traffic lights, and such the...

Short stops like traffic lights, and such the stoker stays clipped. Any longer and she unclips/dismounts...

Sheldon
Forum: Framebuilders
05-24-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,631
Posted By stokessd

I dig the funky rear dropouts. I wonder how hard...

I dig the funky rear dropouts. I wonder how hard it is to get a wheel out of there?

Nicely finished bike.

Sheldon
Forum: Framebuilders
05-24-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By stokessd

This may sound insane given how hard the center...

This may sound insane given how hard the center ridge is, but it may be worth the time to try a brooks saddle. My wife wouldn't try one and suffered with about 6 different plastic saddles. She...
03-03-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,980
Posted By stokessd

I've got a tacoma and our cannondale goes in the...

I've got a tacoma and our cannondale goes in the bed with a fork mount bar at the front of the bed. Works well but the tandem is so long that the tailgate won't close.

If you get a top mount...
01-19-08, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By stokessd

I bet it's going to be a factor which is half the...

I bet it's going to be a factor which is half the difference in strength between the two riders plus an attentiveness portion.


Sheldon
01-19-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By stokessd

Replace your cables. I had front derailleur...

Replace your cables. I had front derailleur issues on my '07 road and replacing with beefier stainless shifter cables cleaned up the issue greatly. I'd guess slight misadjustment, cable stretch,...
01-16-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By stokessd

I'm 6'2" and the wife is 5'3" and we ride an X/S....

I'm 6'2" and the wife is 5'3" and we ride an X/S. I think if I were to do it again, I'd do a L/S.

Sheldon
12-31-07, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By stokessd

I call shenanigans on that. As a rider of 25...

I call shenanigans on that. As a rider of 25 year old campy gear, as well as 10-15 year old shimano gear. The modern stuff is different' but not clearly better in any way. In fact the finish and...
12-31-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By stokessd

I've got the road C'dale from '07. As you can...

I've got the road C'dale from '07. As you can imagine, the seat are total crap and super painful. The timing chain gave me troubles and I had to replace it. Other than that, it's been a very nice...
10-18-07, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,690
Posted By stokessd

I must have a newer eccentric like rmac. It's a...

I must have a newer eccentric like rmac. It's a double wedge design with which is also self extracting via a captive e-clip. I don't have to remove the cranks either. The eccentric has worked...
10-06-07, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By stokessd

Huh?! The only saddles ever worth riding new or...

Huh?! The only saddles ever worth riding new or old are brooks. Actually Iv'e got a Sella SanMarco Concor that is reasonably comfortable to my boney butt.


You've got a bike that that was...
10-05-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,669
Posted By stokessd

I ride a 61 cm and got two custom ones because my...

I ride a 61 cm and got two custom ones because my torso is shorter than my legs. Many standard 61 cm frames stretch me like I'm on a rack. Don't underestimate the value and enjoyment f a bike built...
10-04-07, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,355
Posted By stokessd

I love seeing these pics. We have two mutts, but...

I love seeing these pics. We have two mutts, but they weigh in at about 110 lbs for the pair. At that weight, they would have to peddle too to join us.
10-04-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,837
Posted By stokessd

I think you meant: But does it ride like...

I think you meant:

But does it ride like Steel (Good), Aluminum (Bad), or CF (Bad)?

:D

Sheldon
10-01-07, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By stokessd

Yes, and the last time I watched it too as best I...

Yes, and the last time I watched it too as best I could. I thought for sure that it was my freehub (DT hugi) and I was all set to return from the ride and tear it down. We are able to replicate it...
10-01-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By stokessd

I'm a big fan of the modolo brakes and pads. ...

I'm a big fan of the modolo brakes and pads. Iv'e got a set of speedy's and a set of equips that are great. Not the absolute best in terms of absolute stopping power, but tremendous modulation...
10-01-07, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By stokessd

It doesn't appear to be changing gears. It's...

It doesn't appear to be changing gears. It's jumping on the middle ring like the teeth are badly worn and it's slipping. If we really make it slip badly, we can have it fall into the smaller...
09-30-07, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By stokessd

I did an 8 day Bike Vermont tour through Western...

I did an 8 day Bike Vermont tour through Western Ireland, and the BV tour was outstanding, everything CGinOhio says and more. The terain was a bit challenging for flat-landers. It might be "easier"...
09-30-07, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By stokessd

Yup, I've got an interesting issue right now. ...

Yup, I've got an interesting issue right now. with my wife and I the chain jumps on the middle chainring when under high load (like jumping across an intersection after the light first turns green)....
09-29-07, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By stokessd

I've had nothing but shifting problems with my...

I've had nothing but shifting problems with my Ultegra STI shifters on our cannondale. I put in a new front derailler cable and that helped a lot. I used the thickest stainless one I cold find (on...
09-27-07, 06:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,709
Posted By stokessd

I just got back from two weeks of bike touring in...

I just got back from two weeks of bike touring in Ireland, which I drank a lot of Guiness. It was amazing to bike through the breathtaking beautiful countryside then stop for lunch at a little local...
09-15-07, 07:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,597
Posted By stokessd

Our tandem has a Champion Flyer Special for me,...

Our tandem has a Champion Flyer Special for me, and a B67 for my wife. Very nice and no need for a suspension seatpost.


Sheldon
09-15-07, 01:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,945
Posted By stokessd

Here's a shot of me in the Burren in Western...

Here's a shot of me in the Burren in Western Ireland. The bike is a rental, but the seat is mine.

http://quadesl.com/photoalbums/Personal/Hallie_Ireland_2007/slides/IMG_1701.html

Sheldon
09-12-07, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By stokessd

I climbed the Mast in Western Ireland, and it was...

I climbed the Mast in Western Ireland, and it was about 2 miles and rose at 1000 feet. I have been cycling for many years, and I did it a lot less than 15 MPH overall. The last 1/4 mile or so was...
09-11-07, 05:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,375
Posted By stokessd

RJberner is on the right track with the brooks...

RJberner is on the right track with the brooks IMHO. But if you get a sprung brooks, you can dispense with the silly suspension seatposts. It's a win-win. Also you mentioned that the nose of the...
09-09-07, 05:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,093
Posted By stokessd

I was a paerboy in the mid 80's and I used my...

I was a paerboy in the mid 80's and I used my bike for at least half the year (upstate NY). I never rode in the snow (loaded bike in snow is dangerous). My route bought me a couple bikes.

Sheldon
09-08-07, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By stokessd

If it's from 89, you could replace the original...

If it's from 89, you could replace the original grabon foam with more:

http://harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?ID=424

Grabon is still in business as far as I can tell, they have a website that...
09-08-07, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,759
Posted By stokessd

If you use the bottle approach, a spare spoke...

If you use the bottle approach, a spare spoke makes a dandy hook to retrieve the chain.

Sheldon
09-05-07, 05:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,374
Posted By stokessd

Yes, a B17 is a great saddle, and if you are...

Yes, a B17 is a great saddle, and if you are unsure which to try, it's the one to reach for. I also like the Champion flyer which is a B17 on springs.

The wife and I just returned from Ireland...
09-05-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,375
Posted By stokessd

I posted this a while back, but it's very...

I posted this a while back, but it's very relevant today. She is now using the B67 that we thought was too wide in this earlier post:


Brooks. Baby!!!!

My wife and I have been battling the...
09-05-07, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By stokessd

It would take a lot of force, way more than a...

It would take a lot of force, way more than a kickstand, but less than a hook on the wall or one of the vertical racks that are in this thread. The arm that holds the tire is spring loaded, and does...
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