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05-22-18, 12:09 PM
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Posted By 10speedBill

The Epic Pioneer Century

Itís PIONEER CENTURY time!

Portland Wheelmen Touring Club presents Pioneer Century on June 2, 2018. In one form or another (you may remember the Pioneer was also known as the Spring Century) this...
04-23-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By 10speedBill

Can you post a picture of the side view? Thatís...

Can you post a picture of the side view? Thatís where the name usually is on Mavic wheels.
03-09-18, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By 10speedBill

This is pretty vague. The serial number could be...

This is pretty vague. The serial number could be on the bottom of the bottom bracket housing. Thatís where the crank goes through the frame. The tubing in Chrome Molly, not Holly. Thatís a generic...
02-15-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,154
Posted By 10speedBill

As a 4,000 mile/year disc brake rider from the...

As a 4,000 mile/year disc brake rider from the Pacific Northwest with restless leg syndrome, I call BS and bigotry on you. I have worn out expensive road wheels because of winter riding. Itís not...
01-28-18, 01:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By 10speedBill

Stupid question. Easy answer. Give two of ur...

Stupid question. Easy answer. Give two of ur bikes to me. Problem solved.
12-10-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By 10speedBill

Scattante is a Performance Bicycle branded bike. ...

Scattante is a Performance Bicycle branded bike. Usually well equipped for the price, but not a name brand like Trek, Specialized or Colnago etc. Selle Italia is a seat brand. I picture would help...
10-11-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,226
Posted By 10speedBill

I have an 84 610. I bioought the rusted frame ...

I have an 84 610. I bioought the rusted frame off Craigslist to restore and sell. I had it sand blasted, I painted it red , re decaled it and built it up with 700 wheels and Shimano 600...
Forum: Touring
10-09-17, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By 10speedBill

I have the Avid BB7s on my touring bike and...

I have the Avid BB7s on my touring bike and they're great. I use them with the stock rotor with no problem.
10-09-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By 10speedBill

Are you sure that you're using a 9 speed chain?...

Are you sure that you're using a 9 speed chain? It sounds to me like you're trying to fit a 10 speed chain on a 9 speed cassette. That won't work.
10-09-17, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By 10speedBill

What is a bike hat?

What is a bike hat?
09-22-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By 10speedBill

There's a great book that explains how the...

There's a great book that explains how the channeled scablands were formed, "Cataclysims on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods"
09-16-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By 10speedBill

I can do that!

I can do that!
09-04-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By 10speedBill

You can find round chainrings that will fit the...

You can find round chainrings that will fit the crank. Buy them and replace the biopace ones you have. They were a fad for a while but caused knee problems and no longer are made or sold.
Forum: Touring
08-14-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,272
Posted By 10speedBill

I have a Burley Nomad. Can't say enough good...

I have a Burley Nomad. Can't say enough good things about it. It carries everything I need, so no need for panniers. It tows easily, has no effect on bike handling and nets out weightwise only...
07-17-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,348
Posted By 10speedBill

Adios

Adios
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-17, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,215
Posted By 10speedBill

Saddles are the most personal of all the bike...

Saddles are the most personal of all the bike options. No one but you will be able to tell what's comfortable and what's not. I love Brooks B15 Swallow saddles. The next guy who writes will like...
06-25-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,902
Posted By 10speedBill

I have 4 Brooks B15 Swallow leather saddles on...

I have 4 Brooks B15 Swallow leather saddles on various bikes. My touring bike seat wore out ( not a Brooks ) so I bought a C15 since I often ride that bike in the rain. The Cambium was awful. It hurt...
05-19-17, 12:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,014
Posted By 10speedBill

That's easy, you need one more than you have.

That's easy, you need one more than you have.
05-17-17, 02:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 801
Posted By 10speedBill

2017 STP Friday Bus From Portland To Seattle

If you're riding STP this year and need to get from Portland to Seattle on Friday, the
Portland Wheelmen offers transportation for you and your bike. You will ride on a luxurious motor coach, and...
05-17-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By 10speedBill

Pioneer Century Classic

PIONEER CENTURY - 2017 Edition - The Best Bicycle Ride the Law Allows!

Itís Portland Wheelmen Touring Clubís 43rd annual Pioneer Century on June 3. We want to extend a personal and sincere...
04-19-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,899
Posted By 10speedBill

The Ferrari, the nicer than yours bike, and two...

The Ferrari, the nicer than yours bike, and two weeks is Hawaii.

Basically you're toast.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,192
Posted By 10speedBill

Yup. When I changed from mountain biking I just...

Yup. When I changed from mountain biking I just kept the same pedals and shoes. They're great for most kinds of road riding from 25 milers to centuries and loaded touring. They are much easier to...
03-14-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By 10speedBill

The first qualification would be to learn how to...

The first qualification would be to learn how to express a coherent thought in writing. Your post makes no sense.
02-14-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,179
Posted By 10speedBill

Renovo

Hi. I live in Portland Oregon and am very familiar with Renovo. They have given our bike club a presentation on their products and processes. As both a cyclist and a woodworker, I'm impressed with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-17, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By 10speedBill

S.A. He was asking where to get the weight spec...

S.A. He was asking where to get the weight spec for the wheel, not how to weigh himself. But you know that, right?!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-17, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By 10speedBill

Don't wait that long. When the tire gets that...

Don't wait that long. When the tire gets that worn, it's not safe and way more prone to flats. Most new tires have wear indicators on them. They are little dimples or holes in the tread. Some have...
01-17-17, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,672
Posted By 10speedBill

Try Velo Cals. http://www.velocals.com/ Good...

Try Velo Cals. http://www.velocals.com/
Good luck.
12-18-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By 10speedBill

You should be able to tighten the vice grips so...

You should be able to tighten the vice grips so the bolt won't twist. You will have to replace the bolt, so clamp as hard as you need to. You should be able to hold the be end and actually break the...
12-18-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,304
Posted By 10speedBill

, Thanks

,

Thanks
12-17-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,304
Posted By 10speedBill

Stablinski Bikes

Does anyone know who made the Stablinski bikes? I'm considering one, but can't find much information on the bikes, just the person.
12-16-16, 02:27 AM
12-03-16, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By 10speedBill

Tule Bed Rider

I've had a Tule Bed Rider for 15 years. It has worked great. You can ad another QR block and haul 3 bikes easily. It locks to the truck bed for added security. Here's a link:
...
11-06-16, 07:13 PM
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Posted By 10speedBill

First, the arithmetic in Spoke Calc is rounded...

First, the arithmetic in Spoke Calc is rounded off. Let's get it right.
The 24:11 ratio = 2.181818....
The 38:18 Ratio = 2.11111.....
So, the 24:11 is about 3% lower than the 38:18, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-16, 04:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,187
Posted By 10speedBill

I have a Redline Conquest Disk R that I've had...

I have a Redline Conquest Disk R that I've had for 10 years. It's my rain and touring bike. The Avid disk breaks are great. Except for the occasional rotor squeak they have been trouble free. I...
10-25-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,503
Posted By 10speedBill

Although there is no tread, most new tires have...

Although there is no tread, most new tires have wear indicators on them. They're too small dimples in the tread area, fairly close to the tire centerline. As the tire wears, they get shallower. When...
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By 10speedBill

Here's a link that might help. I have an 82...

Here's a link that might help. I have an 82 Superisimo and it took quite a bit of research to figure that out. Colnago s didn't have serial numbers until the mid 80s I believe. I've not seen an old...
09-22-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,787
Posted By 10speedBill

Hard to diagnose without hearing it,but here are...

Hard to diagnose without hearing it,but here are some questions to try to narrow it down:

Is the clicking coming from both wheels or just one?
Is it cyclic with the rotation of the wheels,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,644
Posted By 10speedBill

Ok, thanks to all who questioned my analysis. I d...

Ok, thanks to all who questioned my analysis. I d appreciate your politeness. I still maintain, however, that the frame is not safe. It's more complex than my first explanation, but none the less...
09-20-16, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By 10speedBill

Thanks, I'll give this guy a try.

Thanks, I'll give this guy a try.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,644
Posted By 10speedBill

It's NOT safe. The down tube operates in...

It's NOT safe. The down tube operates in compression while you're riding. As long at the tube is "in column", i.e. straight, it's very strong. When it's dented as bad as this one, it's no longer...
09-20-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By 10speedBill

Mavic Contact Info

Does anyone know how to contact Mavic? I have a 10 year old set of Mavic Kseryum SSC wheels that need new rims. I can find zero information from Mavic or my LBS, who's also a Mavic dealer. Thanks
Forum: Touring
08-29-16, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By 10speedBill

[QUOTE=DropBarFan;19020148]Did you previously use...

[QUOTE=DropBarFan;19020148]Did you previously use other Brooks' saddles? I'm intrigued by the Swift since it appears to have narrower nose/mid-section & less skirt flare than B17 which gave me a...
Forum: Touring
08-28-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By 10speedBill

I'm 69 and ride about 4000 miles a year. I bought...

I'm 69 and ride about 4000 miles a year. I bought a Brooks B15Swift last year for one of my bikes and couldn't believe how comfortable it was. I've now upgraded two other bikes with the same saddle....
Forum: Touring
08-28-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By 10speedBill

Provide some useful information or don't post....

Provide some useful information or don't post. Don't be a jerk.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By 10speedBill

Kinda hard to diagnose without hearing it, but...

Kinda hard to diagnose without hearing it, but here are a couple of things to check
Is the drive train clean and lubed?
It could be the rear der not quite in adjustment and chattering a bit. Try...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By 10speedBill

Not sure what your problems with clip less...

Not sure what your problems with clip less pedals. Your shoes WILL slip on platform pedals. Try Shimano SPD style pedals.
07-28-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,432
Posted By 10speedBill

Several stages in DT cleaning After most rides,...

Several stages in DT cleaning
After most rides, just spray WD-40, and wipe off. Wipe between gears and chainring.
Afters several rides, spray WD-40, wipe off, then re-lube with your lube of...
Forum: Introductions
07-28-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By 10speedBill

Welcome form another Oregonian. Check out...

Welcome form another Oregonian. Check out Portlsnd Wheelmen Touring Club. PWTC.com
07-28-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By 10speedBill

Trying to put this thread back on a positive note...

Trying to put this thread back on a positive note and help the OP.
You could also upgrade the whole wheel set to one with QR. You could probably find a set on Craig's List for a reasonable price. ...
07-27-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By 10speedBill

You can make this change. It will require new...

You can make this change. It will require new axel shafts that are hollow so the QR shaft can go through. Most bike without QRs tend to be lower end bikes, so if you're starting to ride enough to be...
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