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08-14-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,536
Posted By Hydrated

The answer here is pretty easy: Use well designed...

The answer here is pretty easy: Use well designed parts of good quality. Don't try to divine sound engineering function from the failure modes of crappy parts.

Some products are designed to take...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,321
Posted By Hydrated

One piece of advice here: Be very careful when...

One piece of advice here:
Be very careful when asking for advice about an older bike at an LBS. Almost all modern bike shops will sneer at anything more than a couple or three years old. My LBS is...
04-14-15, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By Hydrated

I'm using a set of Suntour PowerRatchet barcons...

I'm using a set of Suntour PowerRatchet barcons with a 9 speed freewheel. It works just fine, but it is more finicky with trimming the shifts.
04-09-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,463
Posted By Hydrated

Hey... I admitted to being an ass hat right up...

Hey... I admitted to being an ass hat right up front in my post. I just would appreciate it if you wouldn't agree with me quite so enthusiastically!!

Seriously though... I have no problem with...
04-09-15, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,463
Posted By Hydrated

Robbie... Lying on Strava is a hoot... if you're...

Robbie... Lying on Strava is a hoot... if you're not doing it, you're missing out on some great fun!

I don't use Strava either, mainly because I find that Strava is geared toward making every ride...
11-21-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,790
Posted By Hydrated

Did someone call me? Sorry... I was just...

Did someone call me?

Sorry... I was just channeling my avatar.
11-20-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 202,820
Posted By Hydrated

418861 Grace Kelly

418861
Grace Kelly
11-12-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,757
Posted By Hydrated

I'm too old to care who thinks that I'm uncool...

I'm too old to care who thinks that I'm uncool about bike naming. I like it, and I only name the bikes that I've owned and ridden for a good while. I agree that the name needs to fit the bike.
...
08-09-14, 08:04 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,882
Posted By Hydrated

Now you guys have me wondering... I built up...

Now you guys have me wondering...

I built up my 1976 Raleigh Pro with a new Ultegra 11 speed group. I built the wheels with Mavic Open Pro rims and run Challenge Paris-Roubaix tires. Campy...
08-04-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,788
Posted By Hydrated

This photo makes me hate you. Hate you really...

This photo makes me hate you. Hate you really hard.

:thumb:
08-03-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,788
Posted By Hydrated

Yeah... and the older ones taste better than the...

Yeah... and the older ones taste better than the new ones. I have a stash of Nacho Cheese flavored ones in my closet that I've been saving since 1982.
08-03-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,788
Posted By Hydrated

Hmmm... Joined the forum literally...

Hmmm...


Joined the forum literally yesterday.
Grand total of 11 posts.
Your posts in this thread have no purpose other than insulting others to get a reaction.


Smells like a troll to...
08-03-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,788
Posted By Hydrated

Best reply yet. It made me laugh out loud!

Best reply yet. It made me laugh out loud!
08-03-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,788
Posted By Hydrated

Well then. You and I seem to be riding a...

Well then.

You and I seem to be riding a different class of vintage steel bikes. I built up my 1976 Raleigh Pro with a new Ultegra 11 speed group and it weighs in at just over 19 pounds. And I...
08-02-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,788
Posted By Hydrated

As a blanket statement... saying that new steel...

As a blanket statement... saying that new steel rides better than CV steel smells like BS to me.

First thing: Make sure that you're comparing apples to apples. Don't compare a 1978 Schwinn...
07-02-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,161
Posted By Hydrated

Mine has no CC cutout... any idea what years have...

Mine has no CC cutout... any idea what years have the cutout?
07-02-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,161
Posted By Hydrated

OK... Now I'm confused. When I bought this...

OK... Now I'm confused.

When I bought this frame, the guy said it was a '76... and Sheldon Brown's Raleigh info pages have a page from the 1976 Catalog with a picture of the Mink Blue/Silver that...
07-02-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,161
Posted By Hydrated

My '76 Pro has eyelets. Check the photo in my...

My '76 Pro has eyelets. Check the photo in my first post.

As for the chrome/paint area fork measurements... I'll get those tonight and post them here.
06-29-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,161
Posted By Hydrated

Well... I got her built up! I decided to go...

Well... I got her built up!

I decided to go the resto-mod route. I put brand new Ultegra 11 speed on her. Except for the crank... that's a new VO 50.4 BCD 46-30 unit.

Here's how she came out:...
Replies: 14
Views: 7,043
Posted By Hydrated

I dealt with this problem for many years... went...

I dealt with this problem for many years... went through many different gloves, bar tape, etc...

Then one day I ran across this post...
Replies: 72
Views: 4,963
Posted By Hydrated

Dude. Just stop. I've been sitting and...

Dude.

Just stop.

I've been sitting and watching your behavior in this forum, and sometimes it's difficult to hold my tongue when you post your opinions as hard fact and then claim wildly...
Replies: 11
Views: 3,810
Posted By Hydrated

I don't use it regularly, but I keep some...

I don't use it regularly, but I keep some Lantiseptic on hand for when I need it. Lantiseptic is a medical grade product that was originally meant to prevent and treat bedsores... so it's perfect...
Replies: 13
Views: 4,223
Posted By Hydrated

I don't know about that Di2 stuff. If you...

I don't know about that Di2 stuff.

If you take just one direct lightning strike... that Di2 stuff will be useless to you! :D
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By Hydrated

Machka... I love you... you're absolutely on...

Machka... I love you... you're absolutely on target!

Most people (especially runners and cyclists) totally overlook core strength and flexibility. Having a strong and fit core fixes or prevents...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,922
Posted By Hydrated

Hi Heather... You have some good...

Hi Heather...

You have some good questions... but be warned... you are diving into the realm of opinion. And you will get many answers that are simply that. Opinion.

Having said that, here is...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,570
Posted By Hydrated

Sorry it took me so long to get the measurements...

Sorry it took me so long to get the measurements posted, folks...

My Hetre/Synergy wheels measure 343mm to the hub center. Tire inflated to 60psi and the bike unloaded.

And I must admit that I...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,570
Posted By Hydrated

I'm running the Hetre/Synergy setup on my...

I'm running the Hetre/Synergy setup on my Kogswell. I'll measure it after work today for you guys.
Replies: 62
Views: 7,013
Posted By Hydrated

I don't even want to ponder the results of a...

I don't even want to ponder the results of a catastrophic toilet failure at Mach 2... :twitchy:
03-04-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,434
Posted By Hydrated

You can try to resist the nerdiness all you...

You can try to resist the nerdiness all you want... it is hopeless.

Come to the dark side. We have bacon.
03-04-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,434
Posted By Hydrated

This made me spit coffee on my keyboard! I'm...

This made me spit coffee on my keyboard!

I'm as nerdy as they come... 30 years of being an engineer will do that to you...

And even I won't do a fanny pack!

I'm just messing with you,...
Replies: 62
Views: 7,013
Posted By Hydrated

You are quite right, sir. I apologize ladies...

You are quite right, sir.

I apologize ladies and gentlemen of the LD forum... I fell into that age old trap:
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Replies: 62
Views: 7,013
Posted By Hydrated

Me too. 30 years working with aircraft where...

Me too. 30 years working with aircraft where people die if engineers make mistakes.



This is anecdotal, not empirical. If you like carbon fiber... that's fine. Ride it. But don't mislead...
Replies: 62
Views: 7,013
Posted By Hydrated

Wow. We usually hear this about carbon bikes. ...

Wow. We usually hear this about carbon bikes.

But you're saying that your steel frame rusted apart out in the boonies so quickly that you couldn't prepare for it? Steel has the most gentle and...
03-03-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By Hydrated

Grace. Kelly. 367004

Grace. Kelly.
367004
03-02-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,793
Posted By Hydrated

Here she is: 366892366893366894 I...

Here she is:
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I converted to run 700c wheels... that took some tinkering with the canti brakes to get the clearances right.

I still love this bike... I guess that could be...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By Hydrated

I've commuted for years, and 12 miles each way in...

I've commuted for years, and 12 miles each way in Georgia summers demands cycling specific clothing for me. People seem to love to hate fit people in lycra cycling shorts and especially men with...
02-21-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,793
Posted By Hydrated

You said it, brother! I still own the 1984...

You said it, brother!

I still own the 1984 Trek 520 that I bought brand new in 1983... and I decided to refresh and renew her a couple of years ago.

The dominos kept falling and falling... and...
Replies: 62
Views: 7,013
Posted By Hydrated

I apologize in advance for the thread hijack, but...

I apologize in advance for the thread hijack, but I want to ask about this:



What is it about the Raleigh Pro that would make you want to duplicate it? What do you particularly love about it?...
10-13-13, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,467
Posted By Hydrated

This is a major factor for me with going all...

This is a major factor for me with going all original with the NR...

I'm 50 and my knees simply don't enjoy a long day of pushing a 52 tooth big ring anymore. And I tend to run out of gears on...
10-12-13, 10:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,161
Posted By Hydrated

24.5

24.5
10-12-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,467
Posted By Hydrated

Campy vs. everything else... what do I need to know?

I need guidance.

As I posted in another thread, I now own a 1976 Raleigh Pro frame in fantastic condition.

I'm trying to decide how to build it up... more specifically... whether to go back...
10-12-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,161
Posted By Hydrated

Finally found my Ralegh Pro... almost NOS

I'm a big Raleigh fan... and I've wanted a Raleigh Pro for years. But the ones that I came across were either beat up, wrong size, overpriced, or all of the above.

Well, things finally went my...
10-05-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By Hydrated

Cherry Street Cycles Macon, Georgia ...

Cherry Street Cycles

Macon, Georgia

It's about 2 hours south of you down I-75.

I bought a 1976 Raleigh Pro frame there with 3 miles on it. Even better... the frame didn't belong to them......
10-04-13, 08:04 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,562
Posted By Hydrated

Early Dura Ace hubs... especially the freewheel...

Early Dura Ace hubs... especially the freewheel rear hubs.

Many people won't buy them because they've been convinced that they MUST have 10- or 11-speed cassettes. I buy DA hubs that haven't been...
Replies: 36
Views: 1,928
Posted By Hydrated

Sounds like a Chupacabra to me... just sayin'...

Sounds like a Chupacabra to me... just sayin'...
Replies: 32
Views: 2,236
Posted By Hydrated

This. Low spoke count have become popular...

This.

Low spoke count have become popular with everyday cyclists pretty much due to marketing alone. The advantages are virtually unmeasureable for all but the most elite cyclists.

Weight: Low...
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By Hydrated

Hey Richard, How did you find a physical...

Hey Richard,

How did you find a physical therapist with this mix of knowledge and skills? My 50 year old knees are not damaged... but I've found that they are much more sensitive than they have...
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By Hydrated

You may get a better response if you post this...

You may get a better response if you post this question in the regional forums. The folks around here are more focused on rides that have more zeroes on the end...
Replies: 72
Views: 4,720
Posted By Hydrated

This is so true. And with most bicycle designs,...

This is so true. And with most bicycle designs, you have to make really gross changes and really get out on the fringes before you see/feel noticeable effects to the bike's behavior. Don't get...
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