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12-02-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 771
Posted By 63rickert

Carbon fiber saddle have been available for over...

Carbon fiber saddle have been available for over twenty years now. Almost all of them flex. They are not significantly different from a 1958 Unica Nitor #55 made from nylon. Except that they are...
10-26-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,567
Posted By 63rickert

Your post is so well written I should stand up...

Your post is so well written I should stand up and applaud.

One small addition. In days when the Brit standard was 48x18 most rode wired-on tires and they were plain bad. The Dunlop HPRR (Yes, I...
10-15-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,864
Posted By 63rickert

Campagnolo did that years ago. It was not even...

Campagnolo did that years ago. It was not even necessary to re-program anything. The shifter simply worked with whatever derailleur and cogset you had.

No one noticed. Few if any here will have a...
10-13-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,276
Posted By 63rickert

From the traffic lane is where all drop offs...

From the traffic lane is where all drop offs happen in that neighborhood. There are normally zero open parking spots, designated loading zones will be private property and guarded. For example the...
10-12-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,276
Posted By 63rickert

Moving traffic is an interesting concept. I see a...

Moving traffic is an interesting concept. I see a traffic lane in the video. There does not appear to be a loading zone. In that neighborhood there might not be an unobstructed loading zone or legal...
10-11-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,276
Posted By 63rickert

Accident occurred at Lincoln & Wisconsin. Which...

Accident occurred at Lincoln & Wisconsin. Which is real different from “urban environment” or “Chicago” and even “Lincoln Park” does not tell much. If anyone wants to be at Lincoln &Wisconsin at all...
10-07-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,006
Posted By 63rickert

Not freakish at all. Back when I was racing most...

Not freakish at all. Back when I was racing most of us could do 200rpm. Track racing was done mostly on 46x14 and it was not possible to race if 150 effective rpm were not on hand. So yes, most can...
10-01-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,434
Posted By 63rickert

60kph is a normal speed on a bicycle. It is very...

60kph is a normal speed on a bicycle. It is very normal on a downhill. Any bike in good operating condition should be stable at that speed. It is also fast enough that it will hurt if something goes...
09-20-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,071
Posted By 63rickert

Ride a unicycle. Guaranteed no hand problems. ...

Ride a unicycle. Guaranteed no hand problems.

In a similar vein, pull on the handlebars. Parking weight on the ‘bar will always cause problems. If you must rest weight on hands change hand...
09-08-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By 63rickert

eBay.it has them. You will have choices. Search...

eBay.it has them. You will have choices. Search on ‘cerchi 520 tubolari’.

Incidentally the 24” tubular size is American. Standard created by John Palmer with his friend B.F. Goodrich in 1892. Most...
09-07-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,352
Posted By 63rickert

Green Bay Trail operates on Calvinball rules. I...

Green Bay Trail operates on Calvinball rules. I have been hit there. My wife has been hit twice. Populated by superior North Shore types who never say they are sorry. It is never their fault. We...
09-05-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,820
Posted By 63rickert

Stop carrying weight on perineum. Put your weight...

Stop carrying weight on perineum. Put your weight on the pedals.

Go for a ride with no saddle. Main problem with that is saddle is part of steering. So be careful. Just getting down the road with...
08-28-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,321
Posted By 63rickert

Primary problem you will have with an 80s bike is...

Primary problem you will have with an 80s bike is there are relatively few who know much about them. I can assure you that 40 years ago people rode in comfort and with safety. If you are surrounded...
08-24-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,781
Posted By 63rickert

OK. With flattish rims and full spoke count. I...

OK. With flattish rims and full spoke count. I did not know that and I thank you.
08-12-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 806
Posted By 63rickert

OP has done the only difficult part of this job....

OP has done the only difficult part of this job. He found a suitable fork. The rest is completely straightforward. 25x1 is not an unusual die size. Quick search says they are $15-$60.

There is is...
08-10-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,544
Posted By 63rickert

Get the weight off your saddle. Put some weight...

Get the weight off your saddle. Put some weight into the pedals. Pushing on the pedals takes weight off your butt.

Without seeing you on the bike impossible to know if your saddle is too high. If...
08-10-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 806
Posted By 63rickert

Hacksaw. 25x1 die. LBS if you don’t want to own...

Hacksaw. 25x1 die. LBS if you don’t want to own the die or can’t figure this out. Don’t cut off all of that 93mm excess, stack some spacers. All kinds of reasons you may want a longer steerer later....
07-20-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,561
Posted By 63rickert

“Surprising and disturbing amount of force...to...

“Surprising and disturbing amount of force...to unclip” is just wrong. This is not a case of a user who hasn’t learned or a user who needs more practice, this is a bike that isn’t working. If you...
07-18-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,561
Posted By 63rickert

Don’t fall off your bike. Don’t use parts that...

Don’t fall off your bike. Don’t use parts that make you fall off your bike. If clipless pedals make you fall don’t use clipless pedals.

It does not just happen. It does not happen to everyone....
07-10-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 10,142
Posted By 63rickert

Sloping frames have been in continuous production...

Sloping frames have been in continuous production since the 1880s. Second rate esthetically to my eye but all sorts of situations where a sloping top tube is the obvious solution. Which is why they...
07-10-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 10,142
Posted By 63rickert

There is no difficulty at all finding parts for a...

There is no difficulty at all finding parts for a ‘78 Trek. Biggest problem would be bike people who intentionally walk away from knowing or even seeing anything about bikes not born yesterday.

If...
06-17-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By 63rickert

The Sheldon Brown site is registered to and...

The Sheldon Brown site is registered to and maintained by Harriet Fell, Sheldon’s widow.
05-12-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,530
Posted By 63rickert

It is a good question. I will try to give you an...

It is a good question. I will try to give you an answer, you probably won't think it good.

Cycling for sport was tiny. The modern notion of sport did not exist at all until 1880s or 1890s. Even in...
04-25-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,161
Posted By 63rickert

If the small chainring ring clears the chain stay...

If the small chainring ring clears the chain stay it is not going to matter if the chain line is perfect. The granny ring will only be used with larger sprockets. If you do end up running the chain...
04-23-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,464
Posted By 63rickert

Campagnolo 1036 hubs were fine with radial...

Campagnolo 1036 hubs were fine with radial spokes. Later hubs would not take radial and Campy warned of that loudly. My old Gloria (owned before anyone knew they were collectible) had a rear wheel...
04-21-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By 63rickert

The standout difference is the 69.2 head angle on...

The standout difference is the 69.2 head angle on the Canyon. It will not feel like a road bike.

Compromises can happen when attempting to maintain toe clearance to front wheel on small frames. At...
04-20-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,846
Posted By 63rickert

Trabant was routinely used as a team car all over...

Trabant was routinely used as a team car all over the Comintern nations. The problem was the body was made from duroplast, something like Bakelite with cotton or wool as a fiber reinforcement. The...
04-20-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,271
Posted By 63rickert

Fausto Coppi’s tailor was Vittore Gianni....

Fausto Coppi’s tailor was Vittore Gianni. Everything you ever saw him wear, on or off the bike, came from the one tailor shop. Best advertising slogan ever — “You’re no salami with Gianni.”

Sonny...
03-26-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By 63rickert

Bikes don’t turn handlebars all that much. Small...

Bikes don’t turn handlebars all that much. Small movement has big effect. Twitchiness or quick handling is exactly big responses happening from small inputs. If you were moving the handlebars and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,646
Posted By 63rickert

So do I. My wife is a long hauler. My son-in-law...

So do I. My wife is a long hauler. My son-in-law is a long hauler.

It has been a full year for my wife. Two weeks ago I came downstairs for morning coffee. She looked at me and said “My head is...
03-20-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,097
Posted By 63rickert

Simple uncomplicated collarbone fracture. Expect...

Simple uncomplicated collarbone fracture. Expect a simple uncomplicated recovery.

Could it get more complex? Of course it could. Every commenter who has a story is the evidence for that. But 99%...
02-23-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,214
Posted By 63rickert

Have to agree with you, dunces and snowflakes is...

Have to agree with you, dunces and snowflakes is quite accurate. Where are the rides populated by the competent? Those are distant memories.

Again, were it so simple as bikeforums would have it,...
02-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By 63rickert

Acceptable to who? Acceptable for what? ...

Acceptable to who? Acceptable for what?

Lowest BB I ever owned was a 1967 Falcon M90. When Falcon was still totally handbuilt. Depending on tires glued BB height, ground to center, was 9-3/4” to...
02-15-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,684
Posted By 63rickert

Since many in US are entirely allergic to metric...

Since many in US are entirely allergic to metric measurements— OP weighs 120-130kg, which is 264 to 286 pounds.

OP is attempting to ride on a 145mm saddle. That just won’t work. The saddle is...
02-08-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,094
Posted By 63rickert

If more than a small handful had been vocal the...

If more than a small handful had been vocal the industry would have responded.

The bearings in the BBs being discussed are high quality bearings. They are designed and built to give thousands of...
02-08-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,094
Posted By 63rickert

No, not at all. It means most bikes are never...

No, not at all. It means most bikes are never ridden much. It means most bikes that are ridden are never ridden hard. And most bike owners will tolerate most anything. Those I know who have to...
01-31-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,321
Posted By 63rickert

Frame is repairable. Columbus SL is still to be...

Frame is repairable. Columbus SL is still to be found. Framebuilders with inventory do talk to each other. Just as an indication, because they post online prices, Mercian asks 95 GBP to replace...
01-28-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,713
Posted By 63rickert

My wife has diplopia. She won’t be commenting so...

My wife has diplopia. She won’t be commenting so I will try.

You need to see the ophthalmologist ASAP. There is a good chance you have one of the common varieties and can be treated easily. There...
01-22-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By 63rickert

TA is somewhat better finished than Stronglight....

TA is somewhat better finished than Stronglight. TA, Stronglight, Nervar were all made the same place and are completely interchangeable. Stronglight exists in several lengths that might work for a...
12-29-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,924
Posted By 63rickert

What you just said is you don’t care about any...

What you just said is you don’t care about any but yourself.

It is plain difficult to focus on a flashing light and determine if that light is near or far. Confronted by a sea of flashing lights...
12-29-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,924
Posted By 63rickert

Some posters here claim they are just unaffected...

Some posters here claim they are just unaffected by flashing lights in their face. Maybe. Personally I doubt that it is is physiologically possible to just have no response to a flashing light. But...
12-28-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,957
Posted By 63rickert

What makes you think that bike was painted with...

What makes you think that bike was painted with lead? For the more common colors and large run bikes Raleigh was the first to go to powder coat. From before SunTour. They did powder so well few ever...
12-28-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By 63rickert

Is it legal in Nevada to drive a motor vehicle...

Is it legal in Nevada to drive a motor vehicle 20mph on a posted 75mph highway?

A sag wagon is there to pick up riders who can’t finish, provide water, maybe food, possibly will have spare wheels,...
12-26-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,742
Posted By 63rickert

Rubiksoval has it correct. At any race an...

Rubiksoval has it correct.

At any race an observer can watch all the different techniques mentioned so far and all get the job done. All get through the corner at the same apparent speed. When...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,711
Posted By 63rickert

Franklin Frames is very good. Also possible...

Franklin Frames is very good.

Also possible is Andy Muzi/Yellow Jersey. His webpages are old and a mess, if you take a good look around you will find lots of repaired frames that look impossible...
12-22-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,153
Posted By 63rickert

Thank you. Excellent response, excellent...

Thank you. Excellent response, excellent information.

Trail is defined by dropping a vertical line from axle to ground. What happens off pavement is the contact patch of the tire is not under the...
12-21-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,153
Posted By 63rickert

. Neutral steering is 57mm of trail. Industry...

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Neutral steering is 57mm of trail. Industry norm forever. Higher than that is high trail. If you don’t care to accept that, fine. The consequence is everyone operates on Red Queen definitions. No...
12-17-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,803
Posted By 63rickert

With all respect to yourself and to Le Blaireau...

With all respect to yourself and to Le Blaireau making a small adjustment of 1/8” (3.2mm) is not going to hurt anything unless the position is already drastically wrong in first place. In that case...
12-14-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,923
Posted By 63rickert

Cycling was a working class sport. Coureurs were...

Cycling was a working class sport. Coureurs were otherwise farm labor, factory labor, street toughs.

Remember the words of Ferdi Kubler. “I knew if I won the Tour de France, I would never go...
12-13-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,803
Posted By 63rickert

Why wouldn’t you make that 1/8” adjustment and...

Why wouldn’t you make that 1/8” adjustment and see what happens?
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