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Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,693
Posted By noglider

Our space is larger than most. I keep one in the...

Our space is larger than most. I keep one in the apartment, one in the building's bike room, and two in the basement. I'm lucky to have this much space and tolerant neighbors and wife. The bikes in...
06-17-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13,751
Views: 1,205,053
Posted By noglider

On June 6, we were staying with my wife's...

On June 6, we were staying with my wife's newfound cousin in Kekkut, Hungary, way out in the countryside. He has spare bikes, so he told us to go take a ride.

It's a beautiful rural area, with all...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,461
Posted By noglider

Heh. That is what I read a few years ago, and the...

Heh. That is what I read a few years ago, and the practice might have changed.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,461
Posted By noglider

Has anyone ever convinced you that you're wrong...

Has anyone ever convinced you that you're wrong by saying "your wrong" or even "you're wrong?" It's not a very good argument method.

I have more experience than you do. I've fixed thousands of...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,461
Posted By noglider

Skipjacks, either of the tires you asked about...

Skipjacks, either of the tires you asked about should satisfy you, and if not, yippee, another opportunity to try new tires. The Vittoria might be nice, too. Those are three of the best brands.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,461
Posted By noglider

As von Neumann said, in theory, there's no...

As von Neumann said, in theory, there's no difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is.

Those of us who have more experience than you, and we do exist, know that the tire's...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,768
Posted By noglider

Don't forget to plan for a vastly increased...

Don't forget to plan for a vastly increased appetite. At least, I would need to. The extra food I need for cycling is astonishing. It can get expensive.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,772
Posted By noglider

I grew up in NYC where everything is congested. I...

I grew up in NYC where everything is congested. I was glad to move out to New Jersey and start commuting by car. But before long, I learned that the freedom was an illusion, and it's more irritating...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,772
Posted By noglider

Utrechtís Vredenburg is the busiest cycle path in all of the Netherlands

33,000 cyclists a day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynwMN3Z9Og8
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,199
Posted By noglider

Some people aren't very prone to those injuries,...

Some people aren't very prone to those injuries, perhaps because that sort of injury is rare, perhaps even rarer among those who don't ride hard. Anxiety is real, and it can be enough of a reason not...
Forum: Touring
06-01-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,199
Posted By noglider

Rick, tour de france riders have different needs...

Rick, tour de france riders have different needs than Joe Average.
05-31-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,783
Posted By noglider

The guy in the first video that rumrunn6 posted...

The guy in the first video that rumrunn6 posted didn't do a complete job. He didn't look to find the cause of the puncture. Big points off for that. He didn't partially inflate the tube to prevent it...
05-31-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,957
Posted By noglider

His doctor said that his helmet saved his life....

His doctor said that his helmet saved his life. I've been thinking it should be safe enough for me to ride trails without a helmet. Now I know I've been thinking wrong. It's a good thing I didn't try...
05-30-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,563
Posted By noglider

Wow, this has the best of everything. It's...

Wow, this has the best of everything. It's terrific.

Have you seen this (https://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-first-custom-bicycle-anniversary.html)? I think she had another post with more...
05-30-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By noglider

Why not try more than one? They're easy to swap. ...

Why not try more than one? They're easy to swap.

I hated the Lark and Eagle back in the day, but only because I was a snob. Now I'm a reverse snob, and I'm amazed at how well they work. Some of...
05-28-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 459,609
Posted By noglider

GuyRocket, fantastic. I love your quad.

GuyRocket, fantastic. I love your quad.
05-28-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 31,284
Posted By noglider

I had a 1975 Gran Sport, and the brake bridge was...

I had a 1975 Gran Sport, and the brake bridge was super high on it, also. I think that's how they made them.
05-24-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,914
Posted By noglider

It's common for the hanger to bend inwards, and...

It's common for the hanger to bend inwards, and there are often no symptoms initially. Your derailleur appears to work normally, but you have to shift farther than before. But you don't notice that....
05-22-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,938
Views: 123,779
Posted By noglider

I was a bike shop mechanic when those SunTour...

I was a bike shop mechanic when those SunTour derailleurs were in production and on the road in large volumes. I've seen a higher failure rate with the Superbe and Cyclone derailleurs than I have...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,271
Posted By noglider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAGcDi0DRtU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAGcDi0DRtU
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,992
Posted By noglider

You love your clothes. We love our bikes. Not so...

You love your clothes. We love our bikes. Not so strange.
05-10-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By noglider

Le Mechanic, I've done lots of wheel repairs, and...

Le Mechanic, I've done lots of wheel repairs, and your video is impressive. Thank you.
05-08-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,410
Posted By noglider

canklecat and Pilot321, it turned out to be junk....

canklecat and Pilot321, it turned out to be junk. It was hard to adjust to get it to work, and the light it emitted was meager. After a couple of weeks, it fell off when I didn't notice, and I was...
04-29-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By noglider

"Ghetto" tubeless conversion: ...

"Ghetto" tubeless conversion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MyRoTaAUqg
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,204
Posted By noglider

I don't care that he may not have honked at me....

I don't care that he may not have honked at me. It ended OK, as far as I'm concerned.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,934
Posted By noglider

I like a lot of the responses here. One of my...

I like a lot of the responses here. One of my techniques for discussions like this is to start with finding common ground. So if someone says it's dangerous out there, I say, "Yes, I know. Some...
Forum: Northeast
04-23-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,347
Posted By noglider

They don't know about it? That's crazy. ;) A...

They don't know about it? That's crazy. ;)

A year or two ago, my wife took our tandem and met another tandeming couple, and we did the whole trail, out and back. It was the longest the two of us...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,204
Posted By noglider

I'm a human being

I heard some amazing stuff said today, and now I realize, I was the one who said it. I can scarcely believe what I heard and what happened.

I was riding my bike home on W 11 St. I was listening to...
04-11-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By noglider

The left side cage plate of the rear derailleur...

The left side cage plate of the rear derailleur is upside down.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,271
Posted By noglider

I love this thread. Here is my bike in my office...

I love this thread. Here is my bike in my office today. It needs cleaning and lubing.
...
10-29-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By noglider

A cable cutter goes through cables like this in...

A cable cutter goes through cables like this in the way a pair of scissors goes through a sheet of paper.
Replies: 28
Views: 4,970
Posted By noglider

I don't know how to "encourage" people I see on...

I don't know how to "encourage" people I see on the MUP to be more considerate. Sometimes I will cover my eyes with my arm as a gesturing message, but they probably don't "hear" me.
02-14-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 442,821
Posted By noglider

I started a new job on Monday, and I'm riding the...

I started a new job on Monday, and I'm riding the 6-1/2 miles each way to work and back. Here it is locked up on campus this morning.

It's a 1974 Raleigh International. I bought it as a frame and...
10-22-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 442,821
Posted By noglider

Here are my wife and I earlier today, riding the...

Here are my wife and I earlier today, riding the Tour De Bronx. My bike is a 1974 Raleigh International which I've painted and rebuilt with new components. Her bike is an All-City Macho Man. I'm 56,...
07-13-17, 05:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,410
Posted By noglider

An Amazon vendor saw my posts here and asked me...

An Amazon vendor saw my posts here and asked me to review her new tail light (http://amzn.to/2tgprji), offering me a discount in exchange for reviewing the light. It is powered by an internal dynamo...
06-18-17, 07:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,410
Posted By noglider

If you have someone riding behind you, you can...

If you have someone riding behind you, you can put the Cygolite tail light on steady, AND you can turn down the brightness.
06-17-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,410
Posted By noglider

I've had good service from several Cygolite...

I've had good service from several Cygolite Hotshot tail lights. One of them stopped holding a charge after less than two years, and that didn't seem right. I wrote to the company, and they said it...
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