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07-03-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By davester

I don't know for sure on the Triomphe, but for...

I don't know for sure on the Triomphe, but for the Super Record and Nuovo Record on which it is based you would remove the cage and then move the end of the spring inside the lower pivot to one of...
07-02-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By davester

Disraeli Gears lists both 32 and 28 as the max...

Disraeli Gears lists both 32 and 28 as the max chain wrap, depending on the version. You're right in the middle at 30 so you are somewhat pushing the envelope. However, with judicious adjustment of...
07-01-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,170
Posted By davester

Piffle! What child's play. Let me know when you...

Piffle! What child's play. Let me know when you get over 15k.
07-01-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,170
Posted By davester

Longest in one day was the Davis Double Century...

Longest in one day was the Davis Double Century (209 miles and about 8,000 feet of climbing). I last rode it in 1984 on my Ron Cooper. Hardest ride was the Markleeville Death Ride (130 miles and...
06-23-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By davester

That is a beauty. It is the spitting image of my...

That is a beauty. It is the spitting image of my own International that I toured through Europe and the US on but that was sadly destroyed in a car crash back in 1980. I've always loved the...
06-20-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,233
Posted By davester

I've never even tried a bib and it's not clear to...

I've never even tried a bib and it's not clear to me why I would. Shorts slipping down?...I've never encountered that and I have a bunch of different brands of shorts.
06-19-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,220
Posted By davester

It happens to the best of us.

It happens to the best of us.
06-16-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,243
Posted By davester

Dave, Now there's even more of a reason to...

Dave,

Now there's even more of a reason to find an alternative to Kila Pub...so that we can toast you and thank you for your years of service (and perhaps also recruit some new blood to take...
06-13-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By davester

I am a cat ear user. They work great!

I am a cat ear user. They work great!
06-11-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By davester

I think that fork is bent.

I think that fork is bent.
06-08-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,787
Posted By davester

I don't agree with either of those points. ...

I don't agree with either of those points.

1.Zero Friction Cycling and Molten Speed Wax and other articles on cycling explain that you shouldn't go over 200F. This is because high temperatures...
06-06-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By davester

Well, that's just, like, your opinion man.

Well, that's just, like, your opinion man.
06-06-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,490
Posted By davester

Molten Speed Wax, applied using a small slow...

Molten Speed Wax, applied using a small slow cooker/crock pot after thorough removal of petroleum products from the chain. Zero Friction Cycling tests show that this is far superior in terms of...
06-06-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By davester

Well, every bike is a "single speed" if you don't...

Well, every bike is a "single speed" if you don't move the shift lever. Frankly, I don't see the point in making such a "conversion". You would be spending extra money on parts to do nothing but...
06-06-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By davester

You need to clean all the crud out from the...

You need to clean all the crud out from the recessed circular part so that you can read the brand name and model. My guess is that it is either a Suntour Perfect (which may be labelled either...
06-06-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By davester

The other possibility is to get these: ...

The other possibility is to get these:

https://www.swifttire.com/product/sand-canyon-27-x-1-38-folding-tan/.

No wider than the Pasela 27x1-1/4, but definitely sturdier. I use them on my...
06-06-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 688
Posted By davester

Primary reasons for poor performance (in...

Primary reasons for poor performance (in approximate order of importance) are:

1. Old, hardened brake pads. Replace with Kool Stop salmon pads.
2. Too much friction in cable housing. Replace...
05-17-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,787
Posted By davester

I drop my chain in the cold crockpot on my...

I drop my chain in the cold crockpot on my workbench. Turn it on, and set my phone alarm for 1 hour. When I go back it is always up to 200F so I swish the chain and remove.
05-14-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By davester

All else being equal, there's no way you can tell...

All else being equal, there's no way you can tell the difference between the two sizes. Put it out of your mind. The only advantage to 700C is more tire choice. However, 27" Paselas are fine tires.
05-14-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,787
Posted By davester

I do exactly what ehcoplex does. And no, you...

I do exactly what ehcoplex does. And no, you don't need to do any of this messy stuff when rewaxing...just drop the chain in, warm up the pot, swish around, run chain over a pipe to loosen the links,...
05-12-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By davester

Sounds like you got "chain suck" and the chain...

Sounds like you got "chain suck" and the chain refused to release from the middle chainring. There are a whole bunch of reasons that chain suck can occur, and it is quite common with large jumps...
05-12-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By davester

Doc, yer killing me here! Tantalizing description...

Doc, yer killing me here! Tantalizing description of an amazing collection of parts and bikes....BUT...3,000 miles to go to even look at the stuff. Bummer man!
05-11-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 705
Posted By davester

Never, but that’s because I use anti-tracking...

Never, but that’s because I use anti-tracking apps with my browsers
05-06-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,346
Posted By davester

Of course he is! I could lend him a bike if the...

Of course he is! I could lend him a bike if the Olmo doesn't get back together, though I'm guessing that he might be a little reticent to borrow any more equipment from me.
05-06-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,346
Posted By davester

Ha! Already on it. Booked before Gugie even...

Ha! Already on it. Booked before Gugie even started this thread.
05-04-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,469
Posted By davester

Blow-by-blow coming right up... Thor's tale...

Blow-by-blow coming right up...

Thor's tale of woe started in my garage in Berkeley. With Thor not keen on riding both Touroica and Eroica with his usual 42-26 low gear, we fished around in my...
05-04-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,420
Posted By davester

I don't know the answer but since the RD appears...

I don't know the answer but since the RD appears to be modeled on the Campy Record I would guess that the answer is no. I'd also be concerned about chain wrap since the 36T ring will result in a max...
05-04-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,346
Posted By davester

They are both great for different reasons. ...

They are both great for different reasons.

Eroica has always been a bit of an organizational mess, this year more so than prior years. However, I've come to expect that so it doesn't bother me and...
05-04-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By davester

It's Fruit Juice!

It's Fruit Juice!
04-30-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,469
Posted By davester

Had a 20 mile Eroica pre-ride with the BF gang...

Had a 20 mile Eroica pre-ride with the BF gang and friends this morning. A good time was had by all. I didn’t get any great pix but here are a few shots…...
04-30-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By davester

Day 5, the last few miles… ...

Day 5, the last few miles…
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Not much to report...
04-29-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By davester

Day 4… ...

Day 4…
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Day 4 started with Doctors Riksheim,...
04-27-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By davester

Day 3… ...

Day 3…
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stunning scenery everywhere
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04-27-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By davester

Day 2… ...

Day 2…
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Departing from our icy tent cabin at...
04-26-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By davester

Some pix from the first day… ...

Some pix from the first day…



https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/fe81415f_f775_4503_834f_da992372dbc5_6f1845c2fcf30959e670f8778eb054f333b822ea.jpeg...
04-24-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,420
Posted By davester

Wowza! Will we see it back at Cino this year?

Wowza! Will we see it back at Cino this year?
04-23-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,469
Posted By davester

The Carlton for sure. However, you need to run...

The Carlton for sure. However, you need to run the cables BEHIND the bars on both bikes first.
04-21-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By davester

I usually run Wipperman Connex 8-speed chains....

I usually run Wipperman Connex 8-speed chains. They usually do well in longevity tests...e.g. https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au

Note that the ZFC tests are not on 8-speed chains, but on the...
04-21-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By davester

Touroica II ready to launch!

The terrific trio of myself, my longtime bike buddy Thor, and SquireBlack are busily prepping our bikes for a reenactment of last year's Touroica tour down the coast to Cambria. We will be meeting...
04-12-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By davester

I only replace tubes when I run out of room for...

I only replace tubes when I run out of room for new patches.
04-03-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,420
Posted By davester

Also, think how much lighter it is with all that...

Also, think how much lighter it is with all that aluminum oxide removed.
04-03-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,572
Posted By davester

I believe it's not being discussed because it's...

I believe it's not being discussed because it's not true. Rolling resistance testing showing such findings has been done with steel frames and also on wheel resting rigs with no frames. Try reading...
04-01-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 842
Posted By davester

I bought those wheels and they made my bike...

I bought those wheels and they made my bike slower. I’ve requested a refund.
03-28-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,469
Posted By davester

Looks like I’ll be riding down the coast on...

Looks like I’ll be riding down the coast on Touroica II with Thor and SquireBlack then doing the formerly-known-as-Coastal route. I’ve been training hard for this by sitting on a sailboat in Mexico...
02-26-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,829
Posted By davester

I like the Raceface Chesters and some of the...

I like the Raceface Chesters and some of the other wide platforms shown here. However, be aware that all of those little studs sticking up can severely punish your shins if you're not careful. You...
02-25-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,469
Posted By davester

My two cents: Itchy wool jerseys: Sure,...

My two cents:

Itchy wool jerseys: Sure, cheap wool is itchy but many cycling jerseys are, and were, made from merino wool, which is not itchy at all.

Inadequate brakes, Most of the complaints I...
02-24-22, 02:18 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,469
Posted By davester

Just get yourself some gold paint and you'll be...

Just get yourself some gold paint and you'll be golden.
02-23-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,469
Posted By davester

When heading to Eroica Gaiole from California, we...

When heading to Eroica Gaiole from California, we managed to stuff two bikes minus two wheels into a bike case and put the wheels in a separate box. We were only charged for one bike (because I...
02-16-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,283
Posted By davester

There are quite a lot of differences, though back...

There are quite a lot of differences, though back in the day I did some big tours on my racing bike because I couldn't afford a touring bike at the time. Here are the main differences I can think of:...
02-05-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,469
Posted By davester

If you want to go with flats but retain the look,...

If you want to go with flats but retain the look, you can do what Tom Ritchey did at the 2019 Eroica...glue toeclips (minus the pedal attachment tab) to your shoes.
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