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07-11-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By San Rensho

See if there is touch up paint for the bike, you...

See if there is touch up paint for the bike, you may even be able to find finger nail polish that is the right color, I did that for my yellow C-Dale and the match is near perfect.

1. sand the...
07-11-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,677
Posted By San Rensho

You don't. Be a sheeple for Big Bicycle but you...

You don't. Be a sheeple for Big Bicycle but you don't need them.
07-09-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By San Rensho

Yep. I always keep a car tire plug kit and a...

Yep. I always keep a car tire plug kit and a cheapo bicycle pump in the car. Yeah, it can get sweaty but it beats putting tire sealant in very expensive z-rated tires, and then having to pay to...
Forum: For Sale
07-06-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,382
Posted By San Rensho

Wow. My first real bike. I won enough races on...

Wow. My first real bike. I won enough races on it to become a cat 2. If I remember correctly I bought it new for $160? Thats in perfect condition. Good luck.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By San Rensho

Wrong. OP should try moving the saddle all the...

Wrong. OP should try moving the saddle all the way back. Test if all the weight is off of his arms. If not, put the saddle back where it was. I guess you don't believe in the scientific method.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By San Rensho

So the op can try it, if it doesn't work, he can...

So the op can try it, if it doesn't work, he can go back to the original settings,
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,304
Posted By San Rensho

Put your saddle all they way back. That will...

Put your saddle all they way back. That will take all the weight off your arms and hands. You will probably have to lower the saddle to compensate for moving the saddle back.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-21-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By San Rensho

I would recommend to NOT use a sand blasting. ...

I would recommend to NOT use a sand blasting. Some media can go right through metal very easily, especially delicate steel tubing found on nicer bikes.

And bake off? The oven gets to 1000 F, I...
06-20-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,498
Posted By San Rensho

Both, if it's a long Hill, I will alternate...

Both, if it's a long Hill, I will alternate between sitting in the saddle and spinning, and getting out of the saddle, putting it in a bigger gear and cranking.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By San Rensho

WD 40. Soap and water wash and then a little wax.

WD 40. Soap and water wash and then a little wax.
06-14-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By San Rensho

It will be fine. I bought a CAD 4 frame with a...

It will be fine. I bought a CAD 4 frame with a much bigger dent in the top tube and I've had it for over 10 years and it's fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,661
Posted By San Rensho

Waxing hurts, it pulls out the hair by the roots....

Waxing hurts, it pulls out the hair by the roots. You might want to try shaving first. Less painful.
06-13-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By San Rensho

If motorcycle and car caliper bleeding is any...

If motorcycle and car caliper bleeding is any guide, the best bleeding procedure is REVERSE bleeding. Inject fluid into the bleed screw at the bottom of the caliper. What you are trying to do is...
06-13-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By San Rensho

How to clean a chain? Remove the chain, carefully...

How to clean a chain? Remove the chain, carefully dip it once in the trash can. Apply a new chain. I know it's a little snarky, but that's what I do. I never use solvent to clean a chain . Cleaning a...
06-13-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By San Rensho

The mother of invention was Frank Zappa and his...

The mother of invention was Frank Zappa and his band. Sorry I couldn't help it.
06-13-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,664
Posted By San Rensho

On a car, I meticulously use a torque wrench. On...

On a car, I meticulously use a torque wrench. On a bicycle not so much. I was taught early on that if all the threads are meticulously clean and lightly lubricated just hand tightening by feel of all...
06-13-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By San Rensho

one thing I've learned in my old age, is never...

one thing I've learned in my old age, is never get rid of bicycles and never get rid of tools. I've done both and regretted them both. I gave away a mountain bike to a friend, which I regret because...
06-08-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,295
Posted By San Rensho

I see no Graftecs (sp.). Wasn't that the first...

I see no Graftecs (sp.). Wasn't that the first carbon-bonded frame?
06-06-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,279
Posted By San Rensho

Exactly. Once I sprinted as hard as I could at a...

Exactly. Once I sprinted as hard as I could at a well known speed trap. The speed limit was 25, as I passed the cop said 32. I stopped, turned around and begged him to give me a ticket. He...
06-04-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,457
Posted By San Rensho

Campy bottom bracket facing mill. Don't have one...

Campy bottom bracket facing mill. Don't have one but I've used it and its the best.
Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,981
Posted By San Rensho

The " bring bring" bell, probably the the...

The " bring bring" bell, probably the the cheapest bell that you can buy, is magical. For some reason ,, when you sound the Bell, pedestrians and cyclists universally know that a bicycle is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,383
Posted By San Rensho

To the o p, I understand your sentiment of...

To the o p, I understand your sentiment of wanting to preserve a trophy bike, I have a 3rensho that one of these years I'm going to strip and repaint in the original colors, but then it is going to...
05-12-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,585
Posted By San Rensho

You completely missed it. the guy was telling...

You completely missed it. the guy was telling you, Without any words,let's work together, I'll go at the front and then you take a turn at the front and we can both go faster. shame.
05-12-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,011
Posted By San Rensho

So I guess you don't understand capitalism. The...

So I guess you don't understand capitalism. The fewer producers there are, the closer it comes to a monopoly. Which means higher prices. And you don't understand bike shops. They are on a shoestring...
05-12-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By San Rensho

Thank you for the compliment. I bought the 750...

Thank you for the compliment. I bought the 750 F1 because I wanted to race and in CCS it was very competitive. I learned quickly that I wasn't, I crashed and was not fast. Then I got hit head on...
05-12-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By San Rensho

why sell it. its basically worth nothing. keep...

why sell it. its basically worth nothing. keep it and at least you have a bike.
05-11-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By San Rensho

Fixed gear on the street is a bike that is in the...

Fixed gear on the street is a bike that is in the wrong gear 90% of the time, that you can't go around corners fast because of pedal strikes. On the track, they are wonderful but I don't understand...
05-11-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By San Rensho

Pretty straightforward. If you mash, get longer...

Pretty straightforward. If you mash, get longer cranks, if you spin, get shorter cranks, also, shorter cranks give you more clearance when leaned over and pedalling in a corner. I can tell the...
05-11-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,243
Posted By San Rensho

Young man: Up-Grab the seatpost as close to...

Young man:

Up-Grab the seatpost as close to the BB as you can with one hand, other hand on the bars. Walk up stairs.

Down-Pull up on the bars so the bike balances on the rear wheel. Hold the...
05-11-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,011
Posted By San Rensho

Yeah, the bike shop is a major rip-off. They...

Yeah, the bike shop is a major rip-off. They don't have to pay rent or a mortgage, they don't have to finance their inventory they don't have to pay employees. In fact, they should charge 1/2 of the...
05-11-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,621
Posted By San Rensho

Yeah, those ring-ringers would even rattle your...

Yeah, those ring-ringers would even rattle your teeth loose. But they were fun. The power to displacement was fantastic But you had to be careful. the power band was very narrow and very high up...
05-11-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,621
Posted By San Rensho

Agreed. I learned that when I was a wrench at a...

Agreed. I learned that when I was a wrench at a bike shop doing new assembly. When I got trained, the owner/bosses mantra was "every threaded fastener get lubricated." Grease, oil, he didn't care....
05-10-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By San Rensho

Take tire off, Use a mill bastard file (yes...

Take tire off, Use a mill bastard file (yes officious monitors, I said the word, but its a term of art, probably something you can't comprehend) to file out the rim cuts, then I would take 60 grit...
05-10-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,621
Posted By San Rensho

Hmmmm...Nit pickers. Grease is grease. All...

Hmmmm...Nit pickers. Grease is grease. All bicycle bearings are very low speed, low load, no heat. Use any grease you want, but I just use the cheapest grease around. A tub will last for at least...
05-08-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 18,860
Posted By San Rensho

Nice. I hated Davis Phinney he kicked my cat 2...

Nice. I hated Davis Phinney he kicked my cat 2 butt. I was in a pro-am race in Minneapolis and the Slurpies (7-11, we calle3d them the Slupies because they slurped up all the prize money wherever...
05-08-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By San Rensho

Thanks. Glad I don't have to dig into the hub.

Thanks. Glad I don't have to dig into the hub.
05-07-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 18,860
Posted By San Rensho

On the flat, 42-45 in a circular paceline with...

On the flat, 42-45 in a circular paceline with about 10 guys that knew how ride. I pulled through once and then we gave up. On crazy downhills in the Berkeley hills? In the 80's nobody had...
05-07-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 18,860
Posted By San Rensho

Silvadene cream, it is magical. Many years ago I...

Silvadene cream, it is magical. Many years ago I crashed hard on my motorcycle, had road rash from my pinkie to my elbow. Went home quickly, scrubbed it hard with soap and a washcloth, went to bed....
05-07-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By San Rensho

Go to a good bike shop with the old housing, they...

Go to a good bike shop with the old housing, they will custom cut new housing for you, then buy the cables. Probably about the same price as on the interwebs. B sure to grease the cables.
05-07-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By San Rensho

Pedals keep turning Nexus 3 speed

When I'm walking my 3spd nexus bike, the pedals are turning. Sturmey archer 3 speeds did the same thing and it was usually the rear hub adjustment was too tight. The SA had to have just the slightest...
05-07-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,684
Posted By San Rensho

Silca floor pump. A little pricey, starting at...

Silca floor pump. A little pricey, starting at $100, but very high pressure and its the last pump you will buy.
05-04-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,204
Posted By San Rensho

Dayam. Thats a Campy head tube facing tool. ...

Dayam. Thats a Campy head tube facing tool. Very expensive and the best. Is that a frame you built? The brazing looks fresh. But Silca is the best!
05-04-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,204
Posted By San Rensho

Silca floor pump, with a presta head, was the...

Silca floor pump, with a presta head, was the standard for the track. Easily pumps up to 120-130 psi.
04-27-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,138
Posted By San Rensho

But damn it hurts. The only time I road pursuit...

But damn it hurts. The only time I road pursuit I got 2nd in the state championships (1st time I had ever ridden the track) but I was coughing up blood for a few minutes afterwards.
04-26-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 995
Posted By San Rensho

The difference in gearing between a 34/28nand a...

The difference in gearing between a 34/28nand a 34/30 is absolutly negligible. you will never feel the difference. 30 inch gear v 32 inch gear. For comparison, the difference between a 53 18 and a 53...
04-26-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By San Rensho

The deign is worthless. get one of these...

The deign is worthless. get one of these instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JscQXDsSgco
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,830
Posted By San Rensho

You are right, for the hour record everyone...

You are right, for the hour record everyone spins. I'm talking about road racing and in his era, cadence was much lower. Take a look at minute 11. Their cadence is in the 70s-80s. And excuse the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,830
Posted By San Rensho

Modern road racers all ride at a highish...

Modern road racers all ride at a highish cadence, 90-110 in the peloton when the pelo ton is going at a high speed. Back in the day, mashing was the rule. Look at Merckx in the 70's, even Ullrich...
04-11-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By San Rensho

In the UK, cycling is up during the virus, but not without increased risk.

From the Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/11/world-cities-turn-their-streets-over-to-walkers-and-cyclists
03-24-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By San Rensho

And no snot rockets. Guaranteed Covfefe 19.

And no snot rockets. Guaranteed Covfefe 19.
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