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08-31-20, 06:08 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

JJScaliger , thinktubes , Drillium Dude Thanks,...

JJScaliger , thinktubes , Drillium Dude Thanks, guys. Even if we did do only 2 miles, it's better'n none. Don't know when I'll do much long-distance solo riding though. Sharon discouraged me from...
08-30-20, 03:05 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

My sweetie and I took our tandem out for the...

My sweetie and I took our tandem out for the first time in many months, about two miles around the neighborhood. Just as the covid thing hit we had taken a spill in which Sharon was injured...
Forum: Northeast
08-29-20, 06:30 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Hey, I recognize that! (Nice pic.)

Hey, I recognize that! (Nice pic.)
Forum: Northeast
08-23-20, 04:55 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Speaking of checking in, it's nice reading all...

Speaking of checking in, it's nice reading all the various ride reports. I haven't been riding at all since our tandem spill just before all the covid lockdowns. Sharon's arm has healed nicely and...
08-23-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 171,979
Posted By jimmuller

I've been staying out of BF most of the time...

I've been staying out of BF most of the time because I haven't ridden since our tandem spill at beginning of the covid lockdowns. So this note may be off topic. Sorry.

Before I shut down the bikes...
08-02-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,040
Posted By jimmuller

Since this thread has come back to life: ...

Since this thread has come back to life:

When this pic was taken the bike was 38 years old. Peugeot UO-8.
http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/UO8_38yearsold.jpg

It has gone through several...
07-08-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,559
Posted By jimmuller

Retro-grouch? I'm enough of a retro-grouch to be...

Retro-grouch? I'm enough of a retro-grouch to be consider in the high-risk group. I'm not sure how grouchy I am though.
Forum: Northeast
07-08-20, 04:24 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Good on you! Though I wouldn't expected anything...

Good on you! Though I wouldn't expected anything less.

I wonder what is going on in BF these days? I haven't been reading it much. Done no wrenching 'cuz I got nuthin' to do wrench-wise. Been...
Forum: Northeast
05-31-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9,069
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Posted By jimmuller

Anybody who can ride up to Fruitlands is okay in...

Anybody who can ride up to Fruitlands is okay in my book! :thumb:

We took our canoe out to the Concord River today. Started at the 225 bridge, paddled down to Monument Rd and back. Strong...
Forum: Northeast
05-22-20, 04:21 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Rod, sometimes I run out of patience seeing...

Rod, sometimes I run out of patience seeing zillions of pics of commonplace scenes but I am always astounded by your ability to photograph details I have never noticed!
Forum: Northeast
05-18-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9,069
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Posted By jimmuller

Ah, you know Richmond, do you? The cobblestones...

Ah, you know Richmond, do you? The cobblestones are still there in the Zwift course, and their audio makes the appropriate noises but for some strange reason I didn't feel them through the bike...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9,069
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Posted By jimmuller

Yesterday's weather being cool, cloudy, and dry,...

Yesterday's weather being cool, cloudy, and dry, I took the Bianchi out to the back yard and rode one training lap of the UCI Richmond course (my hometown). Even recognized some of the landmarks and...
Forum: Northeast
05-07-20, 12:22 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

What in some circles is referred to as chain...

What in some circles is referred to as chain suck. With just the right combination of tooth spacing, chain ring separation, chain flexion, and stretching the chain gets stuck on a tooth on both chain...
Forum: Northeast
05-03-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9,069
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Posted By jimmuller

Any post about bike commuting is a good one...

Any post about bike commuting is a good one regardless of where it is posted. :thumb:
Forum: Northeast
05-02-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9,069
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Posted By jimmuller

John, I thought about you as Sharon and I did our...

John, I thought about you as Sharon and I did our morning walk wearing masks at 8:30 AM. Waltham now requires masks on everyone over 5 in any public space. Was wondering how you and Susan were doing....
04-28-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 171,979
Posted By jimmuller

Good point, never tried it though because I've...

Good point, never tried it though because I've always had a spare tubular rim sitting around.

Tubulars fit on a 700c clincher rim well enough to ride when the situation requires it. I mentioned...
Forum: Northeast
04-19-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9,069
Views: 1,046,547
Posted By jimmuller

I finally got to ride outdoors today, and on a...

I finally got to ride outdoors today, and on a vintage French bike yet! I mounted my Peugeot UO8 on the trainer in the back yard and rode for an hour. Such lovely spring day.
Forum: Northeast
04-18-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9,069
Views: 1,046,547
Posted By jimmuller

He! Great idea. It would take up most of the...

He! Great idea. It would take up most of the living room! And I'd end up doing most of the work....
Forum: Northeast
04-18-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9,069
Views: 1,046,547
Posted By jimmuller

I'm reading about all of y'all's riding exploits...

I'm reading about all of y'all's riding exploits and wishing I could ride too. My sweetie won't let me and truth be told, as high-risk person I'd be a bit cautious anyway.

Instead I ride in the...
04-14-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,067
Posted By jimmuller

Only if it won't get us kicked off BF. In...

Only if it won't get us kicked off BF.

In other business news, the local supermarket chain Stop & Shop was supposed to merge with A & P, the new chain to be called Stop & P.

And of course there...
04-11-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 171,979
Posted By jimmuller

Well, that really is tutally tobuler.

Well, that really is tutally tobuler.
Forum: Northeast
04-11-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9,069
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Posted By jimmuller

Drop bar blue tandems? Were they vintage tandems?...

Drop bar blue tandems? Were they vintage tandems? Alas, 'twasn't us. I wish. Sharon is still recovering from her broken arm from our last tandem outing, and in any case, she won't even let me ride...
04-06-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,067
Posted By jimmuller

There are some interesting old rail lines in New...

There are some interesting old rail lines in New England. Periodically someone wants to start one up.

There were plans to connect the Kankamagus Highway to Lake Champlain. They were going to...
04-03-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,067
Posted By jimmuller

As I recall, the commuter rail track through the...

As I recall, the commuter rail track through the tunnel was never completed.
03-27-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By jimmuller

The thing I miss on the trainer is how the upper...

The thing I miss on the trainer is how the upper body and breathing and the mind have to keep working while riding downhill. You stop pedaling on a trainer and the whole physical exertion thing...
03-26-20, 10:32 AM
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Views: 46,498
Posted By jimmuller

Not much of the bike, but what the heck. The bike...

Not much of the bike, but what the heck. The bike is a Peugeot TH8 tandem, the location Hampton Beach, NH.

http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/HamptonBeachStrip.jpg


Different bike, near the...
03-26-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By jimmuller

I ride a vintage bike on a Cyclops trainer quite...

I ride a vintage bike on a Cyclops trainer quite often when I can't ride outside because of weather, work commitments, pandemics, alien invasions, that sort of stuff.

Most of the time lately it...
Forum: Northeast
03-22-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9,069
Views: 1,046,547
Posted By jimmuller

I didn't actually need the 16oz of Sip Of...

I didn't actually need the 16oz of Sip Of Sunshine I drank yesterday afternoon.

Still, it was a nice follow-up to the morning's ride. 34 miles, fierce northwest wind, temps rising from the low...
03-22-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16,244
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Posted By jimmuller

Ride reports and pics are always welcome. I...

Ride reports and pics are always welcome.

I got out yesterday (which was today yesterday but would yesterday by yesterday's tomorrow, if you follow me, seein' as how I wanted to post this...
03-18-20, 03:43 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I went out for another 15 or so miles today. No...

I went out for another 15 or so miles today. No pics. I just rode, mostly suburban-ish roads.
Forum: Northeast
03-16-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9,069
Views: 1,046,547
Posted By jimmuller

[/color] Jim-f-B, thanks for the well wishes....

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Jim-f-B, thanks for the well wishes. Actually, I wishes it hadn't happened but second best is wishes it turns out better sooner. Sharon is doing well.

That guy who helped us deserves the...
03-10-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,752
Posted By jimmuller

You have to take death rates from early stats...

You have to take death rates from early stats with a big grain of salt. You always know how many have died. Until you start agressive and accurate screening you don't know how many people are...
03-10-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,752
Posted By jimmuller

Agreed, it is not about whether you get sick, nor...

Agreed, it is not about whether you get sick, nor even about whether someone you know gets sick from you. It's about the people they know and the people they know and the people they know, etc.
Forum: Northeast
03-02-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9,069
Views: 1,046,547
Posted By jimmuller

My morning commute held a few surprises. The...

My morning commute held a few surprises. The first was the "Bikeway Closed" sign. So, like, how am I supposed to get to work this morning? I rode the MM anyway. Didn't see anything until I...
Forum: Northeast
02-25-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9,069
Views: 1,046,547
Posted By jimmuller

We did about 27 miles on the tandem on Sunday, a...

We did about 27 miles on the tandem on Sunday, a nice day. I've been commuting. Lots of agita in the traffic yesterday and today. Lots of debris on the roads too.
02-23-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 1,691,297
Posted By jimmuller

There's no pics like no pics. Which I ain't got...

There's no pics like no pics. Which I ain't got none, now do I? But we did do 27 miles on the tandem today.

Nice pics.
Forum: Northeast
02-18-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9,069
Views: 1,046,547
Posted By jimmuller

mr b, nice pics. I managed to get out on...

mr b, nice pics.

I managed to get out on Monday, first non-commute ride of the year.

http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/DriveSideRide.jpg
01-22-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By jimmuller

I don't know if you'd call it re-iterating it or...

I don't know if you'd call it re-iterating it or just iterating it the first time. (I didn't count, or rather I didn't iterate anything.) What I mean is this. The behavior of the login box on the...
01-14-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,825
Posted By jimmuller

http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride9.08.2018...

http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride9.08.2018/PackingThePanniers.jpg
01-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,687
Posted By jimmuller

Lots of turkeys. Live ones. Once a mama turkey...

Lots of turkeys. Live ones. Once a mama turkey and three newly hatched chicks following her across the road, like proverbial chicken I suppose.
01-09-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,207
Posted By jimmuller

Didn't your mother ever tell you not to put your...

Didn't your mother ever tell you not to put your shoes on the diningroom table? :D
01-08-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,207
Posted By jimmuller

This many times over.

This many times over.
01-08-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,207
Posted By jimmuller

Do we still use toe straps and do we fall over...

Do we still use toe straps and do we fall over from them? Well, yes and no. Yes we use them, and no we don't fall over because if we did we wouldn't use them!

I do what they said. Don't need them...
01-05-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,451
Posted By jimmuller

DD, first an editorial comment. Wheelbuilding is...

DD, first an editorial comment. Wheelbuilding is relaxing but not hard! Worth a sipping beer. Or two.

A few technical observations. Jobst Brandt's book describes the spoke and rim behavior of a...
12-31-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By jimmuller

Political ad content - no!!!

Why was my login session just now preceded by an ad for me to vote that Adam Schiff should be removed from office????

THIS FORUM SHOULD HAVE NO POLITICAL CONTENT. IT SHOULD ACCEPT NO ADS WITH...
12-28-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,421
Posted By jimmuller

You guys talking about tubeless tubular clincher...

You guys talking about tubeless tubular clincher sewups?
12-28-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,498
Posted By jimmuller

Some great pics here! Okay, I've got a few, most...

Some great pics here! Okay, I've got a few, most posted elsewhere in BF.

http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/HamptonBeachStrip.jpg
...
12-24-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,097
Views: 803,844
Posted By jimmuller

Complaining but doing so quietly. Something...

Complaining but doing so quietly.

Something different:

http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/12.23.2018/PeugeotAndTree2.jpg
12-22-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,280
Posted By jimmuller

Thanks. The GT6 was fun but noisy and smelly. I...

Thanks. The GT6 was fun but noisy and smelly. I rebuilt the gearbox myself twice. Got so I could singlehandedly pull it out and put it back in a day, all with hand tool and a floor jack to support...
12-22-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,280
Posted By jimmuller

You folks sure have some spectacular ways to...

You folks sure have some spectacular ways to spend money!

For me, it used to be two vintage British cars. I've posted these pics before. In the second pic the car is there but just not visible. It...
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