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08-25-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
Posted By CyclingFool95

I was so fried at then end of my ride this past...

I was so fried at then end of my ride this past weekend (50+ miles on 2 water bottles in 90 heat that felt like 103) that I stopped at 54.2 miles and omitted the lap around the block (.85 miles)...
08-17-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By CyclingFool95

Pinarello Geometries - Late 80s - early 90s Frames

I was going through an old filing cabinet yesterday and came across my folder of cycling stuff from the mid to late 90s - some of the "goodies" for a walk down memory lane - 96 Litespeed catalog, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,241
Posted By CyclingFool95

This is an issue when plugged into a wall wart. ...

This is an issue when plugged into a wall wart. When you plug it in, it turns itself on. You can turn it off, which then allows you to see charge status on the screen nice and big. As soon as you...
Forum: Foo
07-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By CyclingFool95

Rescuing someone else's used cookwear from the...

Rescuing someone else's used cookwear from the rubbish bin for anything other than, say, shooting at it, or chemical experiments, ranks right up there with buying their used bike shorts (or...
07-20-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By CyclingFool95

My '87 Montello (estimated from the 1st gen...

My '87 Montello (estimated from the 1st gen Chorus parts, and the word of the shop where I bought it - they were reselling it for the original owner) has an SSxxx serial number. My early 80s Record...
07-12-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By CyclingFool95

Cornelo Profilo

I've been looking for a new project to use as a "beater". Missed out on a really nice Eusebi (price went way too high for a beater), a Rauler (that turned out to have a cracked dropout apparently)...
07-11-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By CyclingFool95

Looks nice. SHould work great. I was using...

Looks nice. SHould work great.

I was using a Stronglight Impact crankset (technically 9/10 speed) with 8 speed Campy (13-26 rear) but recently switched it over to 10 speed and a 13-29. I've got...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,203
Posted By CyclingFool95

I've been doing well with Pearl Izumi Quest...

I've been doing well with Pearl Izumi Quest shorts (around $50). And, I've been happy with Primal jerseys. They run good sales and you can pick up some nice ones $40 or less. Key thing for me is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,627
Posted By CyclingFool95

I mounted up the Schwalbes this afternoon and...

I mounted up the Schwalbes this afternoon and took them out for a quick ride (mainly to adjust the new saddle I put on the bike as well). The comparison to anything else is unfair though because the...
07-02-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,514
Posted By CyclingFool95

My method on setting the chain length is to wrap...

My method on setting the chain length is to wrap it around the small ring and the small cog and make sure that it isn't hitting itself, in other words the rear derailleur is pulled forward just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,432
Posted By CyclingFool95

Mine is definitely 95/96 - I got it in fall 95. ...

Mine is definitely 95/96 - I got it in fall 95.

Yours is probably a 94. You can find catalogs here: MOMBAT: Litespeed Bicycles History...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,627
Posted By CyclingFool95

Anyone have any thoughts (from actual use) on...

Anyone have any thoughts (from actual use) on these Schwalbe One V-Guard Evolutions tires? Gotta love the Covid world (and Merlin's mandatory expedited shipping) - for my $26 shipping, my box from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,627
Posted By CyclingFool95

I was ordering from Merlin anyway so I picked up...

I was ordering from Merlin anyway so I picked up a couple pairs of Schwalbe One V-Guard Evolution (https://www.merlincycles.com/schwalbe-one-v-guard-evolution-road-folding-tyre-700c-100494.html)...
06-21-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By CyclingFool95

Toast, no - I don't think it would be good with...

Toast, no - I don't think it would be good with butter. (sorry, bad dad joke)

But, it's ready for the trash.
06-18-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By CyclingFool95

One last follow-up. The science experiment is...

One last follow-up. The science experiment is complete. Aluminum stem is gone. Steel and chrome are unharmed. I washed the fork down thoroughly with water and then sprayed every inch of it with WD-40...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By CyclingFool95

Yes, yours looks to have the more square fork,...

Yes, yours looks to have the more square fork, and only one bottle mount. I actually have one of those forks sitting in my basement - I picked it up as a replacement if I couldnt get the stem out of...
06-18-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By CyclingFool95

3 hours later, I've had to refill the cauldron...

3 hours later, I've had to refill the cauldron twice with water and lye powder. At one point it was bubbling so fiercely gas was pouring out of the steerer opening like it was a chimney. At last...
06-18-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By CyclingFool95

My jar of Lye powder just arrived. Has a warning...

My jar of Lye powder just arrived. Has a warning on the label not to allow it to come into contact with Aluminum. Also that its safe on Chrome. Sounds like a win-win.

I filled a sauce jar about...
06-16-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By CyclingFool95

That's exactly it. Works with a steel steerer...

That's exactly it. Works with a steel steerer and aluminum stem - obviously wouldnt work well if your fork had an aluminum or carbon fiber steerer.
06-16-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,915
Posted By CyclingFool95

Essentially, you compress some areas more than...

Essentially, you compress some areas more than others and get pressure points and numbness. A saddle with some flex in rails or shell is good in that it soaks up some bumps. A little thin/light...
06-14-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By CyclingFool95

I got a couple of pairs a few months ago from...

I got a couple of pairs a few months ago from him. The plastic ones are intended with the magnesium and plastic pedals, and the metal ones for use with the aluminum bodied pedals.
06-14-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By CyclingFool95

It's probably worth pointing out that the main...

It's probably worth pointing out that the main chemical in drain cleaner (ie lye) can cause severe burns, blindness, etc. And, the hydrogen gas emitted by the reaction is extremely flammable (think...
06-14-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By CyclingFool95

Now, the fork is sitting upside down in a tomato...

Now, the fork is sitting upside down in a tomato sauce jar of drain cleaner, out on my driveway, bubbling away quite happily. Liquid is now completely black, and the jar is noticeably warm.

One...
06-14-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,770
Posted By CyclingFool95

Nice! Last night was a good one for a fire and a...

Nice! Last night was a good one for a fire and a Fat Tire Ale myself. And now you've got me listening to Baker Street - been a long time since I've heard it - not Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd so...
06-14-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 913
Posted By CyclingFool95

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Aluminum fatigue failure shown above.

Aluminum is more prone to fatigue failure...
06-08-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By CyclingFool95

Ultra torque good, power torque bad Ultra shift...

Ultra torque good, power torque bad
Ultra shift good, power shift bad.
That about covers it.
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In all seriousness, the Ultra shift appears on the hgiher end groups, and allows for more...
05-29-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,201
Posted By CyclingFool95

So almost another year went by and this bike...

So almost another year went by and this bike still didnt get back on the road. I somehow just wasnt motivated or excited to take it out. I decided during Corona-quarantine to rebuild it again with...
05-18-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,222
Posted By CyclingFool95

I got bored reading this thread about a third of...

I got bored reading this thread about a third of the way through. Welcome to ebay capitalism - buy it, dont buy it, its the seller's choice to open it, the buyer's choice to bid unseen.
I have no...
02-03-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,736
Posted By CyclingFool95

On the list of obscure cameras is this 35 mm half...

On the list of obscure cameras is this 35 mm half frame rotary shutter Mercury. The aluminum body tends not to age well.
...
01-29-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,736
Posted By CyclingFool95

Here's the only 35mm camera I use at this point,...

Here's the only 35mm camera I use at this point, although I own others. This is a late DS Leica M3 with goggled Summaron. Working meter MR on top. The previous owner replaced the damaged covering...
01-23-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,736
Posted By CyclingFool95

These are a 1930s Ihagee Parvola and 1946 Leica...

These are a 1930s Ihagee Parvola and 1946 Leica IIIc. My grandfather bought both new. He traded me the Leica when I was in high school for a Minolta that used 110 film, and gave me the Ihagee a...
01-23-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,736
Posted By CyclingFool95

I do the same with a A7. I have Leica, Exacta,...

I do the same with a A7. I have Leica, Exacta, M42, Canon FD and Nikon mounts for it.
01-22-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,736
Posted By CyclingFool95

Glad to see this thread get some traction. Lots...

Glad to see this thread get some traction. Lots of cool old cameras still around. Here are two more from my collection. A 1907 Auto Graflex and a late 1950s 4x5 Pacemaker Speed Graphic. The Speed is...
01-21-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,736
Posted By CyclingFool95

Show off your C&V Cameras

What, you might ask, do cameras have to do with bicycles. Not much, except for the fact that the camera took off with the mainstream public around the same time the bicycle did. The Folmer &...
12-02-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,949
Posted By CyclingFool95

I find the seatpost matters so little I switched...

I find the seatpost matters so little I switched the carbon one that came with my Opera Leonardo for a Thomson Aluminum. The Pinarello post has a fiddly two bolt clamp, and too much setback for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,565
Posted By CyclingFool95

Ti is light no question. I went from an 87...

Ti is light no question. I went from an 87 Pinarello (Columbus SLX) to a Litespeed Classic (w/Kestrel EMS fork). Shaved off around 6 lbs (Chorus 11 carbon vs 8-speed Chorus aluminum doesnt hurt, nor...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,432
Posted By CyclingFool95

I've owned a Pinarello Montello since '92 (it's...

I've owned a Pinarello Montello since '92 (it's an '87), which I converted to 8 speed Chorus, and have kept that way. Both the Montello, and a slightly older Record I recently picked up, will accept...
10-06-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By CyclingFool95

I use a sweatguard on my trainer bike but still...

I use a sweatguard on my trainer bike but still get some corrosion here and there. Simple solution is dont use a good bike - I can count on one hand the number of times any of my road bikes (ie...
09-21-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By CyclingFool95

No question it's leaving a mess. but it's just...

No question it's leaving a mess. but it's just temporary to protect the base metal. at some point after all the components are off and the paints been removed I'll wipe everything down with acetone...
09-21-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By CyclingFool95

My paint stripping tools: ...

My paint stripping tools:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x552/paint_stripper_64a0eed8486c67ec7984724339bdbcb7b82ab47f.jpg

Followed by a wipe with WD-40 on paper towel...
09-21-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By CyclingFool95

Early 80s Pinarello Record - New Winter Project

I just picked up this early 80s Pinarello Record (I think, from the BB cutouts) as a restoration project. I've been looking for a Pinarello project since completing the clean-up and rebuild of my...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By CyclingFool95

When I bought it, I didnt ride it much with the...

When I bought it, I didnt ride it much with the original Syncros stem - it was much too long for me. Had it been right, I would have kept it. I'm not sure this is much stiffer than a good quill...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By CyclingFool95

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Beautiful build. All black works very well on these frames. I took...
07-17-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,311
Posted By CyclingFool95

KMC Missing Link 12: for 12 Speed Chain, Silver,...

KMC Missing Link 12: for 12 Speed Chain, Silver, Perfectly Connecting KMC, SRAM, Shimano Chains, 2 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MTPYX49/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Gh8lDbCAKQKG2
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,458
Posted By CyclingFool95

you load up the my K-cup, put it in the Keurig,...

you load up the my K-cup, put it in the Keurig, hit start, and thirty seconds of dispensing water later, realize there's no cup in place and coffee is running down the cabinet front and onto the...
06-20-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By CyclingFool95

Engineers are engineers (well, except for those...

Engineers are engineers (well, except for those software guys). I'm an ME. Either those who think a certain way become engineers, or engineering school breeds a certain way of thinking. Chicken or...
06-20-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By CyclingFool95

Glad to see I'm not the only one, although I use...

Glad to see I'm not the only one, although I use Park ASC-1 where you use grease.
06-19-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By CyclingFool95

I just completed a bike build with not a drop of...

I just completed a bike build with not a drop of Loctite but plentiful anti-seize on everything. Apparently that puts me afoul of Campagnolo's instructions in their manual for the crankset. I...
06-11-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,615
Posted By CyclingFool95

I've only ever bought 16mm for my Mavic SUP and...

I've only ever bought 16mm for my Mavic SUP and similar wheels. Ditto Zonda 15s. I think that would work for your rim. Is probably a similar inside width.
06-09-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By CyclingFool95

FWIW, the bike I use on my trainer has a 7 speed...

FWIW, the bike I use on my trainer has a 7 speed Campy crankset with 10 speed 105 derailleurs/STI, and 9-speed chain. You'd be amazed at how much you can get away with. Gotta love that marketing -...
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