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05-15-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By ldmataya

Somehow I pictured this being done with cardboard...

Somehow I pictured this being done with cardboard stencils that would get used for a period of time and then tossed. But a metal stencil makes perfect sense. My brother and I have discussed how an...
05-07-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By ldmataya

I like clamps better for their flexibility. You...

I like clamps better for their flexibility. You can add a chain keeper, etc. Next time I pull apart my Lemond I'm going to paint the clamp the downtube color and enhance the braze-on derailleur.
05-01-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By ldmataya

Been doing it for years. My recipe is 3-1 ratio...

Been doing it for years. My recipe is 3-1 ratio of household paraffin (Gulf Wax) to beeswax which I get from Amazon. Beeswax adds some viscosity. I use a crock pot; warm up the pot, remove chain, dip...
04-30-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 76,624
Posted By ldmataya

I will take one in full light as soon as it stops...

I will take one in full light as soon as it stops snowing and raining here. So you get a 28 to work with traditional 52-42 in front? That is pretty close to the gear inches I've got. But I do like...
04-29-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 76,624
Posted By ldmataya

I solved my gearing problem. I love riding my...

I solved my gearing problem. I love riding my Trek 750 with last generation Super Record, but trying to ride around SW Wisconsin with 42x24 granny gear just doesn't work anymore. It is do-able, but...
04-29-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 118,157
Posted By ldmataya

The Facebook chatter has already made it clear...

The Facebook chatter has already made it clear how difficult a marketing and PR challenge this is going to be for whomever takes over a sullied brand. I am one of those of the opinion that taking the...
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By ldmataya

They are good trainer tires. I've convinced some...

They are good trainer tires. I've convinced some friends to pick up a cheap rear tubular wheel for trainer season. Don't even need to glue em.
03-25-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,290
Posted By ldmataya

Yes, and he attributed it primarily to the...

Yes, and he attributed it primarily to the hysteresis (deformation) loss from the glue between the tire and the rim.
https://yarchive.net/bike/rolling_resistance.html

But remember that more...
03-22-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,290
Posted By ldmataya

There is just no comparison for me to the ride...

There is just no comparison for me to the ride quality of a light, high quality rim and tire. I purchase the widest tubulars that will fit my road bikes, somewhere in the 25-28mm range. Tubeless...
03-13-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,426
Posted By ldmataya

This one. Not a classic (yet) but all steel. I...

This one. Not a classic (yet) but all steel. I have a bag with a 11-36 cassette, a SRAM rear clutch derailleur, chain, and a bar-end shifter with housing. So in 10 minutes it becomes a 1x11. I prefer...
03-11-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,731
Posted By ldmataya

1996 Zurich with a newer powdercoat finish. Best...

1996 Zurich with a newer powdercoat finish. Best riding steel frame I own. Currently upgrading to 11 speed - with tubular wheelset should be right at 19lbs.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By ldmataya

When we don't stay with my daughter, we like to...

When we don't stay with my daughter, we like to rent an Airbnb right downtown, as close to the river as possible. Then everything is walking distance but you are still essentially in a residential...
02-22-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,952
Posted By ldmataya

Robbie, I used to use fork mounts in a pickup. I...

Robbie, I used to use fork mounts in a pickup. I discovered that some C&V front dropouts would not fit on a generic fork mount - they had an axle stub on each end that was a larger diameter than the...
02-18-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 97,919
Posted By ldmataya

Are you looking for 32 or 36? I have one buried...

Are you looking for 32 or 36? I have one buried in a drawer and have not idea which drilling it is, but I can look.
02-08-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,816
Posted By ldmataya

The rim cracking issue of carbon rims (which is...

The rim cracking issue of carbon rims (which is what I think the OP was referring to) has been a discussion item for years among MTBers, before, during, and after the tubeless evolution. So some guys...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,481
Posted By ldmataya

Just watch the start of a pro cyclocross race....

Just watch the start of a pro cyclocross race. Most of those men and women are on SPDs.
01-20-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,477
Posted By ldmataya

To prepare for this terrain the first step is to...

To prepare for this terrain the first step is to get a low range gear that drops at least 10-12 gear inches from your typical setup in your small/small combo. This is a challenge on many of our...
01-15-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,477
Posted By ldmataya

There will be climbs, that subject did come up....

There will be climbs, that subject did come up. In fact iab has one of my favorite leg punchers on the 100k route.
01-14-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,855
Posted By ldmataya

My friends and I have had this debate for years...

My friends and I have had this debate for years and our generally accepted conclusion - as a way of going faster, aero trumps weight when other factors are mostly the same, and you aren't riding a...
01-14-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,477
Posted By ldmataya

Yup we had lots of interest at the swap. We were...

Yup we had lots of interest at the swap. We were speaking with a woman who had visited Coppi's birthplace and was quite interested in what we were up to. But, she labored for several minutes under...
01-11-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,926
Posted By ldmataya

Great stuff! I think you two should show up at...

Great stuff! I think you two should show up at the start line of a triathlon. We'll build a flying saucer, get a fog machine, and re-create the opening scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. ...
01-10-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 655
Posted By ldmataya

Three word recommendation: Ambrosio Nemesis...

Three word recommendation: Ambrosio Nemesis tubular

This is the classic Flanders - Paris Roubaix rim that teams used to switch to for the cobbled classics before the wheel sponsors got that to...
Forum: Touring
01-08-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By ldmataya

I bought a cardboard bikeflights box and have...

I bought a cardboard bikeflights box and have used it 4 times so far. I always ship to my destination, which is usually a relative's home. Helmet and shoes are usually with me in luggage though a...
01-02-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,708
Posted By ldmataya

Have acquired a number of interesting frames to...

Have acquired a number of interesting frames to build for other people. This is the year to start - make N+1 their problem not mine.
12-26-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,813
Posted By ldmataya

I'm wondering why you don't get 400 miles of...

I'm wondering why you don't get 400 miles of quiet use? I make my own out of standard gulf wax mixed with bees wax, but I don't think the composition would matter than much. I regularly get more than...
12-18-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,778
Posted By ldmataya

+1 on the Passat B5. I've actually considered...

+1 on the Passat B5. I've actually considered getting another one because they are so easy to work on using that forum. That and I still have a set of rims that don't fit any VWA after 2007. PM me if...
12-17-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,091
Posted By ldmataya

That Superbe kit is SO good it doesn't even need...

That Superbe kit is SO good it doesn't even need a frame!
12-04-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,406
Posted By ldmataya

The linkage is cleverly hidden in a drive side...

The linkage is cleverly hidden in a drive side picture. It actually runs down the left side of the downtube to a pivot at the BB, then up behind the pump to the linkage just above the pump top. Plus,...
12-04-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,406
Posted By ldmataya

We've got a few, but this is my favorite. Umberto...

We've got a few, but this is my favorite. Umberto Dei Imperiale Uomo. Yeah it is heavy, especially with a Sunday paper on the back. But once you get it moving...
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12-03-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,426
Posted By ldmataya

Working on getting my permission slip signed -...

Working on getting my permission slip signed - Robbie and Doc pretty much sold me on it. Fortunately my son's college graduation is the week before, so I just have to ward off any and all attempts to...
12-03-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 606
Posted By ldmataya

I agree with others - protecting them is more...

I agree with others - protecting them is more important than cleaning them. A low cost alternative to latex made for tires is to just use a tent seam sealer from a camping outfitter or Dicks. That's...
11-13-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,581
Posted By ldmataya

I think it is this one. ...

I think it is this one.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/772x482/trek750bikeonly_22d3df9e22fc2a2b5c6bcd11465feb60b6ad6839.png...
11-09-18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By ldmataya

There are quite a few different types. This page...

There are quite a few different types. This page at the Park tool site is a nice summary:

Park removers (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/determining-cassette-freewheel-type)
10-19-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 97,919
Posted By ldmataya

I've got a set of Monthlery Route 36 I am willing...

I've got a set of Monthlery Route 36 I am willing to trade, but I haven't had them out for awhile. When I get home later today i'll snap some pics and PM you. Cheers.
10-09-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,163
Posted By ldmataya

The OP posed the basic question of am I better...

The OP posed the basic question of am I better off with different gears given what my goal is. There was a lot of good advice offered. There is another specific advantage of going from 53 to 50 that...
10-08-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,275
Posted By ldmataya

There is another issue that I didn't see...

There is another issue that I didn't see discussed in this thread. Technology, in the form of a universal Internet and automated marketplaces, created an essentially new market starting in the mid...
10-01-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By ldmataya

I've been purchasing either Challenge or FMB...

I've been purchasing either Challenge or FMB tubulars for my oldest rides. Sidewalls are very vintage, FMB are classic by definition, and the Challenge tires wear out the labeling pretty quickly...
09-26-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By ldmataya

Deforming - sure, but I'm not sure to what extent...

Deforming - sure, but I'm not sure to what extent you think it is bad. When cornering hard at low pressure, you should feel the tire grabbing turf or even slipping out slightly, and you will feel the...
09-25-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By ldmataya

I think 7800 is one of the best groups ever. Step...

I think 7800 is one of the best groups ever. Step up in performance, seem to be fewer issues with STI internals coming apart, and of course Hollowtech a huge improvement over Octalink. Now a 7800...
09-21-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 657
Posted By ldmataya

People used to seek out the AX brakes for time...

People used to seek out the AX brakes for time trial bikes where the cable and mounting were centered rather than being out in the air. These brakes were famously used as a retrofit by one famous pro...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 657
Posted By ldmataya

Switching out the Mavic FTS freehub to a campy...

Switching out the Mavic FTS freehub to a campy freehub is quite easy. I have a couple of Mavic wheelsets where I use to do this regularly going from road (Dura Ace 10) to cross (Campy 10) bikes. I...
08-15-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,480
Posted By ldmataya

Record hubs (80s) laced to Wolber Super Champion...

Record hubs (80s) laced to Wolber Super Champion Arc-en-ciel 36h satin silver finish rims with FMB Paris Roubaix 25mm tubulars. Slick, comfortable and fast (on account of the tires).Wish I had a set...
08-13-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 118,157
Posted By ldmataya

Great time! As usual. Thanks especially to Rob...

Great time! As usual. Thanks especially to Rob and his family for the big meal Friday and the support at the top of Doty St in Mineral Point at about mile 40. My favorite part of this adventure is...
07-30-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 118,157
Posted By ldmataya

Well, not bringing the Tipo Roma (44x24) or the...

Well, not bringing the Tipo Roma (44x24) or the Trek 750 (42x24). Or the Bottecchia Professional (39x18). Those days are over, unless we do the next Dare on the Champs-Élysées.

But I will have a...
07-30-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 118,157
Posted By ldmataya

I can bring one. Do you prefer a seatpost...

I can bring one. Do you prefer a seatpost clamper, or a PRS-22 style?
07-23-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 118,157
Posted By ldmataya

Hey Robbie, I'm in for Friday night. Not sure how...

Hey Robbie, I'm in for Friday night. Not sure how far I'll be riding Sat.

Where is your new starting point? I drive to Marion-Carbondale frequently and 57-74-39 is always fastest. Then Rockford to...
07-10-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 118,157
Posted By ldmataya

There are several class 1 trout streams in the...

There are several class 1 trout streams in the area. I've fished one south of Mt. Horeb near Mt. Vernon. Find Iowa county or Dane county on these trout maps. Of course you have to get up early with...
07-10-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 118,157
Posted By ldmataya

Well thankfully my schedule changed and I will be...

Well thankfully my schedule changed and I will be getting back to town Aug 10. So count me in for Friday dinner. I will be using a different approach this year. No plan, no prep, no new build. I'll...
06-25-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,538
Posted By ldmataya

Obsolete? Not at all. Cantilevers still stop...

Obsolete? Not at all. Cantilevers still stop bikes on muddy cross courses. Gravel is less demanding in the sense that you don't usually need the immediate response time. The big advantage of disc on...
06-07-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By ldmataya

There is a good chance the cassette will fit...

There is a good chance the cassette will fit because Shimano MTB cassettes typically have the large cog dished (towards the spokes) so the freehub body fits on older width road and mtb freehubs. In...
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