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03-15-21, 01:11 PM
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Posted By uncleivan

My Roberts is my most comfortable bike. I own...

My Roberts is my most comfortable bike. I own bikes with better tubing, better lugs, better paint, even.... had to pause.... better names if some of you want to go there. But, the ride, for me,...
03-15-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By xiaoman1

OP, There is no chrome left underneath the rust...

OP,
There is no chrome left underneath the rust so any of the above would work....My concern would be to get the rust out of the inside of the fork, maybe an evapor-rust bath would be better in this...
03-15-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Mr. 66

First I would try spit and finger nail, second...

First I would try spit and finger nail, second would be foil and water, next for me would chemical navel jelly or similar type.

Can we see the whole bike? That's the size I wish my track frame was.
03-15-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By bikemig

You could try evaporust gel. I've had good luck...

You could try evaporust gel. I've had good luck with it. Also try aluminum foil dipped in salt water:

Slippery Rock Gazette | Restoring Chrome? How to Remove Rust from Chrome Using Aluminum Foil...
03-14-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By merziac

Yep, steeped in tradition, Roberts, Jackson,...

Yep, steeped in tradition, Roberts, Jackson, Mercian, Hetchins, Holdsworth, Raleigh, Cooper, Ellis Briggs, Woodrup and so many others. ;)
Forum: Commuting
03-07-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By aplcr0331

That sounds like a good long commute to try and...

That sounds like a good long commute to try and get used to, ride a few times and I bet you'll know more.

Good luck
Forum: Commuting
03-06-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By balto charlie

Keep it fun. I used to ride 25/day. I had fun but...

Keep it fun. I used to ride 25/day. I had fun but some days!!!! I always thought if my commute was longer I would drive to work, bike home, then bike back to work the next day and drive home. A...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By PaulH

When my office moved, my round-trip commute grew...

When my office moved, my round-trip commute grew from 20 to 25 miles. At my normal level of effort, this meant about 3 hours a day on the road. When I moved to my current job, the commute dropped to...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By noglider

At 53 years old, I started a job 13.5 miles from...

At 53 years old, I started a job 13.5 miles from home (27 miles round trip). It was too hard for me to do every day, so I did it two or three days a week. But everyone is different. You might find...
03-04-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,738
Posted By SurferRosa

They look like my Athena D500 calipers. Mine...

They look like my Athena D500 calipers. Mine reach 43-57mm. The rounded holders were offered in '91-'92. Kool-Stop makes replacement pads.
03-04-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,738
Posted By xiaoman1

H Curtis, Dual Pivot vs Single Pivot ?....mono...

H Curtis,
Dual Pivot vs Single Pivot ?....mono planers thus the slot.
I can't help other than that, I believe that the (some) early ones had a wider blade where the pads were connected. The...
03-04-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,738
Posted By AJI125

What he said :) 1988 Dealer Parts Catalog. ...

What he said :)

1988 Dealer Parts Catalog.

Athena
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Chorus
03-04-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,738
Posted By clubman

Here's what a Monoplaner looks like, see the...

Here's what a Monoplaner looks like, see the slotted arms?

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Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By phughes

Okay, that makes more sense. Unless you are all...

Okay, that makes more sense. Unless you are all the way north in Florida, flat, and easy to ride. I think time would be your only issue. Maybe do it only a few times a week.

When I had to relocate...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By RonE

It is doable! Up until COVID-19 times, I did...

It is doable!

Up until COVID-19 times, I did a 34-mile round trip commute once or twice a week. The route is totally flat (it is Florida) and about a third of the distance is on a nice shaded path...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It's gonna be a question of time rather than...

It's gonna be a question of time rather than ability. ~40mi. ~= 60km. It takes little effort to cruise at ~20km/h on a reasonable bike (road tires, not a heavy cruiser or old 3 speed), so assume...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By randallr

I ride all the way in and all the way home on my...

I ride all the way in and all the way home on my commute when weather permits. 46 miles round trip, I am 65. Don't do that every day, however.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By phughes

Mostly flat in Pittsburgh? Where? :lol:

Mostly flat in Pittsburgh? Where? :lol:
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By burritos

You can try it and see how you do. I think it's...

You can try it and see how you do. I think it's going to be just fine.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By BobbyG

Many commuters on this forum have done mixed-mode...

Many commuters on this forum have done mixed-mode commuting...riding part way to a bus or train.

I'm 59 and had been commuting 18 miles round trip until recently. My weekend fun rides are 20-35...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By pdlamb

This would be my approach, at least to start...

This would be my approach, at least to start with. I did this after my heart attack, took car to work Monday/Wednesday and cycled home, cycled to work Tuesday/Thursday and brought the car home. If...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By WonderMonkey

I think it's been said, but what I may do is...

I think it's been said, but what I may do is drive to work with my bike and ride home, then ride back to work the next morning. I may do that until I'm sure I can do it without wanting to take a nap...
03-03-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By Speedway2

Personally, I would take the geared bike (to...

Personally, I would take the geared bike (to fight the headwinds).
However, if the fixed was converted to free I'd give it a go....
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By WonderMonkey

I think there is no question that this is doable,...

I think there is no question that this is doable, especially once a week. If you feel you need to work up to it, park along the path to lessen the distance. I doubt you will need to do that, but...
03-03-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By 79pmooney

You are not comparing apples to apples. A road...

You are not comparing apples to apples. A road bike is quite different from a track bike and 25c tires from 23c tires. Now, riding that distance fixed on a proper road frame, no big deal. I do it...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By surak

That depends on what you'll be carrying. There...

That depends on what you'll be carrying. There are seat packs that are very good at storing a lot of things. For example, Ortlieb makes light and waterproof ones, and even the smaller size (11L) was...
03-03-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By Mikefule

Headwinds are the enemy of the cyclist. They may...

Headwinds are the enemy of the cyclist. They may be more of an issue on flat unsheltered roads.

If you can only have one bike, and are using it for practical as well as leisure riding, then the...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By Darth Lefty

Every day is doable, a few people ring up 10k...

Every day is doable, a few people ring up 10k years in our mileage thread. (200 work days x 40 miles = 8k, roughly.) But itís obviously a bigger time and energy investment. Not the little bonbon of...
03-02-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By Senrab62

Multiple gears. Will allow you to manage effort,...

Multiple gears. Will allow you to manage effort, which will prevent sweaty messenger work day. Unless you have a shower at work. If you do, than mix it up.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd put decently fast 28s on the commuter if...

I'd put decently fast 28s on the commuter if roads permit. Save the good bike for longer days and better weather. (If the commuter is not a drop bar bike I take that back. 20 miles is a long ways...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By gregf83

Certainly doable. I was doing 40 mi round trip...

Certainly doable. I was doing 40 mi round trip for about 7 yrs until Covid and WFH. I mostly sit at work though. I would usually just ride how I felt so Mon-Wed were a little faster than Thur & Fri....
Forum: Commuting
03-02-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By randallr

Hey, if you have time and the route is good,...

Hey, if you have time and the route is good, enjoy!
03-05-20, 10:05 AM
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