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09-23-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,468
Posted By Point

For the record, all Rivendell frames are steel

For the record, all Rivendell frames are steel
09-22-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By Point

If large repair bills are no problem, late 80’s...

If large repair bills are no problem, late 80’s Saab 900. Will hold two bikes easy inside, and great rain gutters for a roof rack.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,333
Posted By Point

Return of the Suntour Browning Beast from 30+...

Return of the Suntour Browning Beast from 30+ years ago?
09-01-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 960
Posted By Point

Also the Chris King Devolution headset if they...

Also the Chris King Devolution headset if they are still made
08-09-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,790
Posted By Point

If you’re bringing up Jay Ward cartoons you’ve...

If you’re bringing up Jay Ward cartoons you’ve got my attention. Yes, will need a Wayback machine to the late 80’s soon after freehubs became common and replacing individual cogs was touted as a...
08-09-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,790
Posted By Point

I personally wouldn’t include clueless pedals,...

I personally wouldn’t include clueless pedals, although I ride them and like them. Added efficiency doesn’t necessarily go along with being clipped in, as discussed a lot around here. I would however...
08-02-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Point

The hand set rivets are worth the extra cost IMO,...

The hand set rivets are worth the extra cost IMO, just for aesthetics
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Point

I subscribe to the method of the ‘80’s. Buy a...

I subscribe to the method of the ‘80’s. Buy a Brooks Team Pro, ride as much as possible, and wait for it to break in
06-07-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Point

None other than Sheldon Brown himself advised me...

None other than Sheldon Brown himself advised me to avoid doing this due to the axle breaking potential. That was enough for me
05-31-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Point

Silca! My 35 year old has finally reached the...

Silca! My 35 year old has finally reached the end of its second leather cup. Just keep them lubed and with rebuilds the last a lifetime. Also the relatively narrow barrel allows higher pressures...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,615
Posted By Point

I’ll stick with the simplicity of rim brakes too,...

I’ll stick with the simplicity of rim brakes too, and I live in the mountains with long descents. Never needed more braking and never heated a rim too much. As for the wide tire argument, there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 07:04 AM
05-25-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,045
Posted By Point

Similar noise here some years ago. My problem was...

Similar noise here some years ago. My problem was the crankset spindle was separating from the spider with movement between the two parts. Poor manufacturing on the pressed in connection of the...
08-17-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,858
Posted By Point

Of the 10 or so bikes purchased in my household...

Of the 10 or so bikes purchased in my household in the past 35 years, 8 have been square taper with no problems, 1 Ashtabula again with no problems. The last one, an external BB was a mess that...
07-27-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Point

I’m drooling over the Campy shifter opener. A...

I’m drooling over the Campy shifter opener. A work of art to go with the classic form
07-22-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,411
Posted By Point

I’ll bite on this one. How do you consider one...

I’ll bite on this one. How do you consider one frame more efficient than another?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,776
Posted By Point

According to Sheldon Brown, the newer tire...

According to Sheldon Brown, the newer tire should always be in the front. You want the tire with less chance of failure there.
07-20-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,480
Posted By Point

That was the selling point for cassettes back in...

That was the selling point for cassettes back in the day - that individual cogs could be replaced if needed. Now try to find single cogs. Only whole cassettes are readily available.
06-09-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,380
Posted By Point

Oh how I wish the late, great Frank Berto was...

Oh how I wish the late, great Frank Berto was still with us to weigh in on this
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By Point

Any pedals you want, as long as they turn freely,...

Any pedals you want, as long as they turn freely, and any shoes that fit. Really, any combination will work without any discernible or measurable difference in performance.
05-01-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,309
Posted By Point

Hang on as long as possible. The newest bike at...

Hang on as long as possible. The newest bike at my house is 13 years old
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 31,823
Posted By Point

Already have, although my discs and rims are one...

Already have, although my discs and rims are one and the same
11-26-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,561
Posted By Point

Fully agree on rigid forks and I’m dubious on any...

Fully agree on rigid forks and I’m dubious on any advantage with suspension forks when you factor in the rest of the wheel components. Everybody also needs to remember the article quoted is marketing...
11-25-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,561
Posted By Point

I’d go higher, like over 99%. Most everything I...

I’d go higher, like over 99%. Most everything I see as to any benefit is somebody’s anecdotal evidence, and likely the placebo effect
11-25-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,561
Posted By Point

This

This
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,081
Posted By Point

Basically none. We’re talking minute differences...

Basically none. We’re talking minute differences in aero drag & maybe rolling resistance. It’s all in the motor
Forum: Framebuilders
10-25-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By Point

You may want to check out YouTube videos from “RJ...

You may want to check out YouTube videos from “RJ the bike guy”. I believe he has a DIY video on adding bottle cage mounts
10-21-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,007
Posted By Point

Call me a skeptic on the “more solid” or...

Call me a skeptic on the “more solid” or “stiffer” arguement without a solid analysis of the full wheel - lateral stiffness if the spoke/rim combo along with the hub/axle combo. Not saying that...
10-20-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By Point

If the OP is talking about cantilevers, then it’s...

If the OP is talking about cantilevers, then it’s possible. Is they are talking about actual center pull calipers without mounting studs on the stays and forks, then it’s not possible without frame...
10-20-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Point

Had Thule fork mount roof racks 15+ years ago. No...

Had Thule fork mount roof racks 15+ years ago. No problems and they were well made. I did make one minor “upgrade” to the mounts, to change the hand knobs that secured the rack to the crossbar to...
10-19-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,007
Posted By Point

He/she probably peddles hard before they need to...

He/she probably peddles hard before they need to break hard
10-13-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,007
Posted By Point

At best this. My opinion is they’re mostly...

At best this. My opinion is they’re mostly marketing and an unnecessary arbitrary “new standard”
10-10-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,751
Posted By Point

1987 Trek 560 EX. Reynolds 531 from the days when...

1987 Trek 560 EX. Reynolds 531 from the days when Trek’s slogan was “American Handbuilt Bicycles”. Still have it
08-26-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,132
Posted By Point

It’s just about foot retention. Just Google...

It’s just about foot retention. Just Google “cycling upstroke myth”. Nobody really pulls up to a significant point. The original study on that came ou 20 or so years ago
08-26-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 13,827
Posted By Point

Two decades? Rim brakes have been effective for...

Two decades? Rim brakes have been effective for 80 or more years, and still work well. Really - anybody in this thread personally have a wheel blow off due to heating from rim brakes? How many have...
08-19-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,396
Posted By Point

Interestingly, when freehubs/cassettes were first...

Interestingly, when freehubs/cassettes were first introduced in tha ‘80’s, the ability to customize your gearing by purchasing individual cogs was touted. Also the ability to replace just the worn...
08-18-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 13,827
Posted By Point

I may go further and say that maybe only the...

I may go further and say that maybe only the first point is a reason. I’ve mountain biked for years, with plenty of long descents (>2000 vertical feet), and never felt I needed more than cantilevers...
08-18-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 13,827
Posted By Point

Stop quicker is subjective, as is better...

Stop quicker is subjective, as is better modulation. You are incorrect on number 3. All brakes are affected by moisture, it’s the reduction in the coefficient of friction. Discs may be less affected,...
08-17-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 13,827
Posted By Point

Well put

Well put
07-31-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,079
Posted By Point

1” headtubes were a great standard for years, and...

1” headtubes were a great standard for years, and still are. There really wasn’t a good reason to change except for marketing (IMO). As for disc brakes, I can stick with rim brakes. Simple, effective...
07-28-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By Point

Well I Tried

Always trying to support my LBS(s), but now I’m completely disappointed. Went to two shops in the area, both long time businesses looking for a leather washer for my Silca floor pump. Neither had...
07-13-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Point

Unless it’s at the other end of the cluster, but...

Unless it’s at the other end of the cluster, but I agree....
07-13-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Point

‘84 would be a freewheel, so just get a 7 speed...

‘84 would be a freewheel, so just get a 7 speed freewheel and use the 8 speed shifters. Only one extra click. ‘84 was also before Shimano SIS started, so if you haven’t changed the rear derailleur...
07-09-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,348
Posted By Point

‘88 for me was spent putting in a lot of miles...

‘88 for me was spent putting in a lot of miles by riding 5-6 days a week. Met my wife that summer, cut way back on the miles and couldn’t be happier
07-08-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,348
Posted By Point

Yanni? The music, if I recall, was by J. Tesch

Yanni? The music, if I recall, was by J. Tesch
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,578
Posted By Point

Agreed we’re talking about Trek owned stores, but...

Agreed we’re talking about Trek owned stores, but if I recall correctly, Trek dealers (and Specialized) are very regularly required to devote the vast majority of floor space to one brand of bike,...
07-03-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,851
Posted By Point

Silca. Mine is 30+ years old, and on its third...

Silca. Mine is 30+ years old, and on its third leather washer, and keeps on going. Being able to get replacement parts does it for me
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,578
Posted By Point

I try to avoid the Trek stores since I have an...

I try to avoid the Trek stores since I have an aversion to most Bontrager components. I prefer the options offered by an LBS that isn’t beholden to one brand, and given the choice in my area, will...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,556
Posted By Point

My solution is in the off chance I need...

My solution is in the off chance I need navigation, stop and pull phone out of jersey pocket and check your route. Nothing additional needed
06-23-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By Point

I’d guess it will work on the back. I’ve used 8...

I’d guess it will work on the back. I’ve used 8 sp brifters with a 7 sp freewheel and it works fine. Just center things on the middle cog and Shimano’s floating pulley will accommodate the minor...
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