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03-27-20, 04:22 PM
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Posted By rhm

I probably do. I'll go check, then email you.

I probably do. I'll go check, then email you.
03-27-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By rhm

Yes, that has been my experience as well. ...

Yes, that has been my experience as well. English bikes of this era were made to fit EA1, EA3, or 27" clinchers. At one point I had these calipers on my Fothergill, and they worked with EA3 wheels...
03-27-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By rhm

Those are lovely hubs. I don't need them, I have...

Those are lovely hubs. I don't need them, I have a pair already.

But one correction: JIS 5345 is the Sunshine/Sanshin manufacturer code. You'll find it on every Sunshine hub, regardless the...
Replies: 37
Views: 1,600
Posted By rhm

I will email them. I got a confirmation...

I will email them.

I got a confirmation email when I renewed my membership for 2020, so they definitely have my email address... or at least they did in January.
Replies: 37
Views: 1,600
Posted By rhm

Well of course, it's Facebook, and Facebook is...

Well of course, it's Facebook, and Facebook is loathsome. I resent being forced to use it. RUSA members pay to support the RUSA website; that is where this information should be appearing.
Replies: 37
Views: 1,600
Posted By rhm

No, that's not it. Membership is up to date. ...

No, that's not it. Membership is up to date.

I'll go back and poke around some more. Maybe somewhere on the website is a place to subscribe to an email list? My first thought was the email went to...
Replies: 37
Views: 1,600
Posted By rhm

So this morning brought an email from the PA RBA...

So this morning brought an email from the PA RBA that begins "By now you should have seen RUSA's announcement and position in response to the COVID-19 pandemic." I should? Well I haven't, and it's...
Replies: 37
Views: 1,600
Posted By rhm

Yes, the RUSA/RBA contrast mimics the...

Yes, the RUSA/RBA contrast mimics the Federal/state response in troubling ways.

Yesterday's email from the NJ RBA reads:"The 2020 Brevet Schedule is currently suspended.
"With the RUSA's...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,467
Posted By rhm

Taking some time off, not exactly by choice

You guys still commuting... to work?

I'm not, until further notice... maybe in April things will start to stabilize and I'll go back. But going in and out of NYC every day started to seem...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,619
Posted By rhm

I have inexplicably dropped my phone on my...

I have inexplicably dropped my phone on my commute, twice. On both occasions it somehow got out of my messenger bag and fell on the street. On both occasions I noticed its absence as soon as I got...
Replies: 37
Views: 1,600
Posted By rhm

How will COVID19 affect randonneuring?

I rode a brevet on Saturday, successfully avoiding contact with people at a couple of controles, but not all. I could have done better.

It seems to me the Powers That Be should issue a few...
03-11-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By rhm

I have run a 99 with 28t inner ring and 44t or...

I have run a 99 with 28t inner ring and 44t or 45t outer. No problems, and I don't remember know whether the inner rings we're Stronglight or Sakae.
Replies: 35
Views: 1,154
Posted By rhm

I didn't notice! But then again I was riding 53...

I didn't notice! But then again I was riding 53 mm tires. There were some pretty bad roads on LOL as well, which I did notice. So far, no regrets about my big fat tires.
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Views: 663
Posted By rhm

I don't sleep well, but that's not the same as...

I don't sleep well, but that's not the same as chronic insomnia, which I'm pretty sure I don't have.

If I wake up well before it's time to get up, I try to focus on why I'm not sleeping. If...
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Views: 663
Posted By rhm

Sounds normal to me. Sometimes after a long ride...

Sounds normal to me. Sometimes after a long ride my whole body feels like it's buzzing somehow. This works out pretty well on multi day rides, but the sleep deficit starts to add up.
My solution,...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,154
Posted By rhm

I think a lot of people would agree. But I'm...

I think a lot of people would agree. But I'm inclined to see suspension on a folding bike as a marketing gimmick more than anything else. I've gone through several folding bikes in the last dozen...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,154
Posted By rhm

Well, if you want one, send me a message.

Well, if you want one, send me a message.
Forum: Commuting
03-06-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By rhm

As a commuter, I beat that Google Maps Cyclist...

As a commuter, I beat that Google Maps Cyclist every time. He's slow.

And as a long distance rider, same thing up to a point. 125 miles is about 10 hours for me, well ahead of Google. But as the...
03-06-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By rhm

And, sadly, sometimes things just disappear. By...

And, sadly, sometimes things just disappear. By the time you are sure something has vanished, it's too late to file a claim with eBay. Remember, eBay is a form of gambling.
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By rhm

Getting on the bike the second day may be a...

Getting on the bike the second day may be a challenge, especially if you don't sleep well I(often don't sleep well the night after a 100 mile ride). But once you're on the bike, out in the sunshine,...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,154
Posted By rhm

A friend gave me a bike someone had abandoned,...

A friend gave me a bike someone had abandoned, which was a custom made Softride model. The seat is on a long bar cantilevered out from near the headset, and that functions more or less like a...
03-02-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,835
Posted By rhm

And some types take an excellent polish. But...

And some types take an excellent polish.

But I​​​​​​I really don't get the aesthetic of a Hetchins with anachronistic modern components. The frames are cool in their way, but it's a 1930's style....
03-01-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,185
Posted By rhm

Well, okay, you are right. And I agree 100% about...

Well, okay, you are right. And I agree 100% about those cranks. But, that said, I wonder if you're missing something as well. There are reports, aren't there, of racers who claimed the PMP cranks...
02-29-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,185
Posted By rhm

A dog doesn't have a chin, you know? Is...

A dog doesn't have a chin, you know?

Is electronic shifting chindogu? What about Biopace?
Replies: 54
Views: 4,304
Posted By rhm

I did the "Central Jersey 200" again on Sunday,...

I did the "Central Jersey 200" again on Sunday, or was it Monday?, to retroactively fill in my R- series. I guess this ride made up for not riding an official ride in December. Don't ask me why I...
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By rhm

I gave up on the click-fix things, in part for...

I gave up on the click-fix things, in part for the reason you cute. I like a rack with decaleur.

In the "crazy hacks" department I think you could get a pair of those MTB bar ends. They mount to...
02-26-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By rhm

The model is "roadster," specifically a lady's...

The model is "roadster," specifically a lady's model.

The date is hard to guess. Bikes like this were made in England from the World War I era through the World War II era and (in smaller...
02-24-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,777
Posted By rhm

The bike in the photos is from the 30's or 40's....

The bike in the photos is from the 30's or 40's. For some reason development and production of bicycle components fell off during the years 1939-45 so it is hard to distinguish bikes in that era.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,272
Posted By rhm

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1173 (1208 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 549 mi
rhm_(NJ / NY)...
02-19-20, 06:06 AM
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Views: 200,300
Posted By rhm

ISO cassette hub, 36h, 130 mm spacing. edit:...

ISO cassette hub, 36h, 130 mm spacing.
edit: Never mind!
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Views: 611
Posted By rhm

I've gone maybe 27 hours on the bike without...

I've gone maybe 27 hours on the bike without napping, and that with an evening start after a day of travel and restless sleep the night before. But I won't say I didn't have an urge to nap.
Replies: 54
Views: 4,304
Posted By rhm

Wow, atwl77, that sounds like quite a ride. Nice...

Wow, atwl77, that sounds like quite a ride. Nice photo, too. Thanks for the writeup! My legs hurt just reading it (though Sunday's 200, almost perfectly flat, with no adverse weather condtions to...
02-17-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By rhm

CLB 2, just because they're so cool.

CLB 2, just because they're so cool.
02-17-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By rhm

I can't tell you anything about the bike...

I can't tell you anything about the bike manufacturer, but the brake levers are CLB, a major French brake brand. Don't try to bend the aluminum, CLB alloy is good and stiff but doesn't bend. Yes, I...
02-13-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By rhm

Nitto Dynamic is correct, but it has to be the...

Nitto Dynamic is correct, but it has to be the old style version:

https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/1/0412/02/vintage-nitto-dynamic-quill-stem-90mm_1_19a59e0803a50b501fd9155f1128c020.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By rhm

I think the chopped Wald rack is your best...

I think the chopped Wald rack is your best option. I have a black one, which is what I'd recommend because the cuts are easy to touch up with black paint. With a chromed one you'll have to use silver...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By rhm

Right. So, what I meant, when I said, "if you...

Right. So, what I meant, when I said, "if you separate out other factors," was that we're talking about wheel size and only wheel size. What you mean, when you say "in this case," is that you're...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By rhm

​​​​​​Right. 700c is a better wheel size than 27"...

​​​​​​Right. 700c is a better wheel size than 27" because you can get a wide variety of tires for 700c rims, whereas the selection in 27" is very limited. 700c rims are better for that reason alone....
Forum: Commuting
02-06-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By rhm

Wheel size, if you avoid the extremes and...

Wheel size, if you avoid the extremes and separate out the other factors, makes approximately zero difference.

That said, for a smaller rider, 29" wheels are extreme. I just don't see the point of...
02-04-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By rhm

I've used Campy Mirage Ergo shifters. I have not...

I've used Campy Mirage Ergo shifters. I have not used a friction downtube shifter to shift a 10 speed derailleur. So I voted for the latter. Not a strong endorsement, but I can't recommend the...
02-04-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,188
Posted By rhm

Well, I tend to agree with all the above. ...

Well, I tend to agree with all the above.

They are pretty much incompatible with any road handlebar, and the workarounds are cumbersome at best. The grip gets slippery when wet. The rubber...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,336
Posted By rhm

When two friends and I did our first 300 several...

When two friends and I did our first 300 several years ago, one of the guys got us all matching T-shirts. I have got t shirts from a couple other rides I've done. Much more useful than medals.
01-31-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By rhm

I was working in a bike shop in '80-"81 and we...

I was working in a bike shop in '80-"81 and we sold one for somewhere around $650 if I recall correctly. Seems to me prices were gradually rising in those days, so in "79 it might have been $625.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,449
Posted By rhm

I tend to ruin nice clothes, so I dress casual...

I tend to ruin nice clothes, so I dress casual for work, and commute in my work clothes, so that's not particularly helpful.

But I actually prefer cheap dress pants for riding. I have black...
01-29-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By rhm

And for what it's worth, CLB aluminum parts are...

And for what it's worth, CLB aluminum parts are also brittle like that. They don't bend.
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,518
Posted By rhm

Yesterday a pedestrian stepped out from between...

Yesterday a pedestrian stepped out from between two cars stopped in traffic while I was riding by on the left. She didn't look either way. I hit the brakes so hard I felt my rear wheel start to skid...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,975
Posted By rhm

I'm in my 20th year of bike commuting, riding to...

I'm in my 20th year of bike commuting, riding to a train station, about five miles by the direct route. If the weather is particularly nasty I just don't go to work. That happens maybe five times in...
01-29-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,308
Posted By rhm

Somewhere I have an Exacta SLR that a great uncle...

Somewhere I have an Exacta SLR that a great uncle bought in the late 40's. Made in Germany, with "USSR occupied" stamped in white paint underneath. I'll have to find it and post pics.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-26-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By rhm

I should point out that the light I'm using (B&M...

I should point out that the light I'm using (B&M Cyo something premium) has a really sharp cutoff at the top. The useful light is shaped to fall on the road ahead, not the trees. Which is great,...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-26-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By rhm

I'd like to tell you all about the S1 derailleur...

I'd like to tell you all about the S1 derailleur but I haven't tried it yet.

The idea that we need high-low adjustment came from a post by seajaye on another forum. I think that was last May or...
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