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01-20-17, 07:42 PM
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Posted By Frankfast

Just purchased a Sturmey-Archer two speed kick...

Just purchased a Sturmey-Archer two speed kick freewheel hub to install on my Surley Steamroller. Will replace the spool on the Velocity Deep V rear wheel with the SA item. The hills around here are...
07-07-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By Frankfast

That's the problem. If I back out the limit an...

That's the problem. If I back out the limit an 1/8 of a turn, the chain will drop outside of the large chain ring. There must be something else the bike shop missed. I can't figure it out. Everything...
07-07-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By Frankfast

Campy Front Derailluer

I've got a Record 11 Speed front derailluer with a 50/34 compact crank and a 12/29 cassette. Had a problem with shifting from small to large chainring. The chain was slipping off the big chainring....
07-04-14, 04:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 536
Posted By Frankfast

Dropping the Chain

I have a Campy 11-speed setup with Record derailleurs, a 50/34 Chorus crank and 12/29 Chorus cassette. I've been to two bike shops to adjust the front derailleur but when I get on the road I still...
06-08-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,366
Posted By Frankfast

Same age as above poster. Rode 45 miles today at...

Same age as above poster. Rode 45 miles today at a 15mph average up and down hills of NY and Ct. I could not imagine doing it without being clipped in. Descending at 35 or 40mph and having your foot...
05-16-14, 08:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,104
Posted By Frankfast

Received my compact yesterday and installed it...

Received my compact yesterday and installed it this morning. Took a link out of the chain and lowered the front derailleur. Tightened the cable. Seems to shift okay on the stand. Piece of cake....
05-12-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,104
Posted By Frankfast

As noted I have a 12/29 and was told that on a...

As noted I have a 12/29 and was told that on a Campy 11 speed a 29 cog is the largest you can install without changing the rear derralluer. I'm not sure the compact is going to suit me since my legs...
05-07-14, 12:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,104
Posted By Frankfast

I bought the compact from Wiggle.com in GB. Best...

I bought the compact from Wiggle.com in GB. Best price I could find. They estimate delivery in 8 days but don't guaranty it because of customs. I've bought from them before and they seem pretty...
05-07-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,104
Posted By Frankfast

Good advice.

Good advice.
05-07-14, 04:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,104
Posted By Frankfast

Since I assembled the bike with Record 11 speed,...

Since I assembled the bike with Record 11 speed, I didn't want to spend the money on another Record crank so I went with the cheaper Chorus compact. Some time ago I substituted the Record 11/23...
05-05-14, 04:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,104
Posted By Frankfast

mercator - Great calculator and chart. I plugged...

mercator - Great calculator and chart. I plugged in my 11 speed and the visual is great. Thanks.
05-04-14, 06:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,104
Posted By Frankfast

But how's that 39/27 or 29 on the uphills?

But how's that 39/27 or 29 on the uphills?
05-04-14, 04:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,104
Posted By Frankfast

"So when's the last time that you really used the...

"So when's the last time that you really used the 53/12?"

I have used it but not very often. I'd get more use out of a 50-12 and 34-29 where I ride. Thanks guys for the input. Looks like a compact...
05-04-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,104
Posted By Frankfast

I guess that's the point. I don't know what I...

I guess that's the point. I don't know what I need because I don't feel I'm in the best shape....yet. Right now hills are a strain but I don't want to sacrifice the bigger chainrings until I'm sure I...
05-04-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,104
Posted By Frankfast

Yes, my setup (39-29) calculates to 36-37 gear...

Yes, my setup (39-29) calculates to 36-37 gear inches which is at the high end of recommendations for riding hills. A compact would lower it to 32-33 gear inches which concurs with recommendations....
05-04-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,104
Posted By Frankfast

Compact Cranks

I'm wondering what gears most of you old timers are using. It's hilly around here where I ride and I presently have a standard crank (53-39). I recently changed my cassette from an 11-23 to a 12-29...
01-15-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,088
Posted By Frankfast

Carry some Milk Bones with you and throw it...

Carry some Milk Bones with you and throw it through the window.
08-29-13, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Frankfast

Thanks

Thanks
08-29-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Frankfast

Bicycle Trainer

Will bicycle trainers work with a solid axle like on a single speed or do they need wheels equipped with skewers only?
08-22-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,967
Posted By Frankfast

It would be difficult to define 'normal' since...

It would be difficult to define 'normal' since even those that are thought to be 'normal' are irrational at times.
08-19-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,821
Posted By Frankfast

Man, I hate that song. They use to play it over...

Man, I hate that song. They use to play it over and over again on the top '100'. Tin Pan Alley at best.
08-19-13, 06:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,821
Posted By Frankfast

Not true. Didn't like pot so my memory is still...

Not true. Didn't like pot so my memory is still vivid.
08-19-13, 05:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,821
Posted By Frankfast

I was there. Told my future wife that I would...

I was there. Told my future wife that I would meet her there. Laying on the lawn listening to the music she came wandering by in a crowd of 400,000. Great music even though it got muddy. Will never...
08-18-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,590
Posted By Frankfast

Viagra or Levitra

Viagra or Levitra
08-18-13, 02:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,408
Posted By Frankfast

Somethings wrong with the quote machine.

Somethings wrong with the quote machine.
08-18-13, 02:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,408
Posted By Frankfast

No I have a small pile my self. If you want some...

No I have a small pile my self. If you want some M6x1.0 taps I have a small box full.
The machines that I work on some are metric some are standard.[/QUOTE]

Not my quote that you quoted.
08-17-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,408
Posted By Frankfast

Spent 43 year in the construction trade. Started...

Spent 43 year in the construction trade. Started as a union carpenter and ended up as a construction super. And guess what? Today was my first full day of retirement. Took my Steamroller for a twelve...
08-17-13, 05:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,408
Posted By Frankfast

Does no one know what a 1/4-20 means any...

Does no one know what a 1/4-20 means any more?[/QUOTE]

Yea, have a bunch of 1/4 20 taps in a tool box along with 12/24s and 8/32s. Want some?
08-11-13, 04:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,217
Posted By Frankfast

Hearing and listening are two different issues....

Hearing and listening are two different issues. Many of us have problems with both.
08-09-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,217
Posted By Frankfast

Have a pair of Oticon Deltas. The amplifier is...

Have a pair of Oticon Deltas. The amplifier is behind the ear connected to the speaker which is in the ear (inside a latex cone). They are almost invisible and the sound, when working, is quite good....
08-02-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,444
Posted By Frankfast

When I'm depressed I go look at my Ducatis. It...

When I'm depressed I go look at my Ducatis. It will motivate you. Get well my man.
08-02-13, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By Frankfast

When in an urban or heavy traffic environment,...

When in an urban or heavy traffic environment, I'll take the lane if I can keep up with the traffic and disregard those behind me. I have severe hearing loss but seem to sense cars coming from behind...
08-01-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,697
Posted By Frankfast

I don't think educating or rehabilitating those...

I don't think educating or rehabilitating those types of drivers works. I'm old school. I still use the finger.
08-01-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,081
Posted By Frankfast

I feel best when I finish a ride that I didn't...

I feel best when I finish a ride that I didn't want to start.
07-31-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,917
Posted By Frankfast

There's a difference from the mechanics...

There's a difference from the mechanics perpective, not so much from the rider. Replacing little black boxes might not seem attractive (not to mention expensive) to the DIY mechanic.
07-31-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,917
Posted By Frankfast

I'm retiring in two weeks. I'm stuck with what...

I'm retiring in two weeks. I'm stuck with what I've got. And yes, one of them is fixed gear.
07-31-13, 04:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,622
Posted By Frankfast

Have to have "attitude" to post there. Fixed gear...

Have to have "attitude" to post there. Fixed gear bikes apparently attracts that sort.
07-30-13, 09:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,622
Posted By Frankfast

Maybe we should start a 50+ fixed gear forum!

Maybe we should start a 50+ fixed gear forum!
07-30-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,622
Posted By Frankfast

This system was never meant for racers and I know...

This system was never meant for racers and I know that racers removed it. We are going to have to agree to disagree. Your contention that a rear brake is of no use is implausible to me. I roadraced...
07-30-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,622
Posted By Frankfast

I, for one, would never attempt 100rpm on a...

I, for one, would never attempt 100rpm on a downhill on a fixed gear. There are those that do.
07-30-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,622
Posted By Frankfast

I read the OP and your post and it seems to me...

I read the OP and your post and it seems to me the dominant topic in those two posts was how to ride a century on a fixed gear. I didn't read beyond those two posts.
07-30-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,622
Posted By Frankfast

Have a long way to go before I attempt that...

Have a long way to go before I attempt that especially since I've never done a century before on any bike. I don't even like riding a motorcycle for a hundred miles.
07-30-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,622
Posted By Frankfast

Agreed. I was sidetracked by a couple of posters...

Agreed. I was sidetracked by a couple of posters that advocated having only a front brake on bikes that coast or using only the front brake in slippery conditions. Maybe there was a misunderstanding...
07-29-13, 10:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,622
Posted By Frankfast

But cars developed anti-lock brakes so that the...

But cars developed anti-lock brakes so that the front wheels wouldn't lock up under slippery conditions. Bikes have no such feature and the front wheel will lock much easier in wet than dry pavement.
07-29-13, 08:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,622
Posted By Frankfast

Wow, I've never heard that before. Maybe they...

Wow, I've never heard that before. Maybe they should wet down the tracks at all the Motogp races before the start or at least the decents in the Tour. Love your confidence.
07-29-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,622
Posted By Frankfast

I stand corrected. You are right in that the foot...

I stand corrected. You are right in that the foot lever activates both the front and rear brake but I believe that you are wrong in stating that the reason for this is because the rear brake only is...
07-29-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,622
Posted By Frankfast

That goes against everything I've ever learned...

That goes against everything I've ever learned during years spent on a motorcycle. As a matter of fact Moto Guzzi employed a hydraulic system that activated a percentage of the rear brake when...
07-29-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,125
Posted By Frankfast

Tire liners solved all my problems. Haven't had a...

Tire liners solved all my problems. Haven't had a flat in a long time. There, I just jinxed myself.
07-29-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,622
Posted By Frankfast

I agree but it's the other 20% that's needed in...

I agree but it's the other 20% that's needed in wet or slippery conditions. You need some control of the rear wheel when your environment demands it. That's why on a fixed gear you don't need a rear...
07-29-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,622
Posted By Frankfast

Thanks, he makes it look easy.

Thanks, he makes it look easy.
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