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10-11-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 593
Posted By noglider

Wednesday, I saw a man walking along the roadside...

Wednesday, I saw a man walking along the roadside talking on a phone. His phone seemed to be tethered to his belt. Hmm, is that in case he drops it? Then I saw it was a cable, and he was talking on...
10-11-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By noglider

Let's all listen to njkayaker. He knows what's...

Let's all listen to njkayaker. He knows what's best for all of us. :lol:
10-11-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 175,611
Posted By noglider

Well I better make some progress on my McLean...

Well I better make some progress on my McLean soon. The new crankset might work, and the new front derailleur better work. I have two bikes at the weekend home, and neither is road ready now. The...
10-11-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 175,611
Posted By noglider

Aha, now that the renovations are over at the...

Aha, now that the renovations are over at the house, I have a new use for it. Thanks for the idea.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By noglider

Worst bike lanes and bike paths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPtNzWdj84Y
10-08-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,072
Posted By noglider

kunsunoke, that's a great list of practices. I...

kunsunoke, that's a great list of practices. I used to practice most of them. I learned about waxed dental floss way back then, and I still use it. It's very strong and doesn't rot. I never got good...
10-08-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,050
Posted By noglider

I see mustache handlebars are becoming more...

I see mustache handlebars are becoming more popular. Waiting at a light last week, a cyclist came up behind me and said, "Best handlebars ever."

I seem to have a fetish for Raleigh bikes. I've...
10-08-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 529
Posted By noglider

hokiefyd, Maillard, Atom, and Normandy were names...

hokiefyd, Maillard, Atom, and Normandy were names that one company used, so the catalog is not wrong even if the names on the components are not what the catalog says.
10-08-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By noglider

Buy it!

Buy it!
10-08-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,072
Posted By noglider

:lol::roflmao::lol: so true! I rode tubulars...

:lol::roflmao::lol: so true!

I rode tubulars in the late 70s and early 80s. I tortured myself by very stupidly equipping my touring bike with tubulars and taking a 3-month trip on it. I chose...
10-08-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 138,867
Posted By noglider

@greg3rd48, the piece that Last ride 76 has is...

@greg3rd48, the piece that Last ride 76 has is better than the one I found for you.
10-08-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,424
Posted By noglider

It never lines up for me. I hope to make it...

It never lines up for me. I hope to make it eventually, ideally next year.
10-08-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,982
Posted By noglider

https://cdn0.tnwcdn.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/fil...

https://cdn0.tnwcdn.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/12/4907122635_b37d46a5d1_z.jpg

(from this page...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,860
Posted By noglider

They carry the plastic bottles, too, right? I...

They carry the plastic bottles, too, right? I think the return on investment is greater with lighter weight things. Glass requires more effort, and the return is the same.
10-07-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,091
Posted By noglider

See if you can build up the length of time you...

See if you can build up the length of time you can ride out of the saddle. That helps, among all the other techniques for hill improvement. It's one that helped me a lot.
10-07-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By noglider

I don't think helmet lights seem so great for...

I don't think helmet lights seem so great for being seen. My eyes don't gravitate to that height. Maybe others do.
10-07-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,269
Posted By noglider

My birthday is January 19, and that's usually...

My birthday is January 19, and that's usually during the coldest week of the year. I am not interested in any long bike rides that week. The short daylight hours don't add any enticement.
10-07-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By noglider

I've never needed anything but water. Hairspray...

I've never needed anything but water. Hairspray dries more quickly, but I don't mind waiting longer.
10-07-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By noglider

It took me weeks to revive mine! I flushed it...

It took me weeks to revive mine! I flushed it every few days.
10-07-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 175,611
Posted By noglider

Please take another look. I hope I've fixed it....

Please take another look. I hope I've fixed it. And I did test it in a not-signed-in window, and it worked. Grr.

Does anyone know why the VO cranks have two different-styled dust caps? I don't...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By noglider

You look straight at your light to see if it...

You look straight at your light to see if it hurts? Oy, stop that.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By noglider

Getting dimmer is a horrible indicator. I don't...

Getting dimmer is a horrible indicator. I don't know of any other lights that have charge indicators. It makes a big difference.
10-07-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,966
Posted By noglider

Last time I bought a new bike at an LBS was 1979....

Last time I bought a new bike at an LBS was 1979. It was a 1979 Peugeot PXN-10LE. I was working at the shop and got an employee discount. It got stolen within a couple of months. I went back to that...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By noglider

ThermionicScott, exactly how I feel. I could ride...

ThermionicScott, exactly how I feel. I could ride one evening, knowing I charged the battery yesterday and I should be fine. And then it conks out, and I remember, oops, I charged it the day before...
10-07-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 175,611
Posted By noglider

Yesterday, I went about replacing the crank with...

Yesterday, I went about replacing the crank with the buggered threads. I tried one last time to thread my extractor in, and I GOT IT! As I threaded it in, it gave no indication that it was...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By noglider

ThermionicScott, I'm not convinced a steady...

ThermionicScott, I'm not convinced a steady taillight is sufficient for me to be seen. I also use a battery-powered blinky taillight. It needs charging only once a month or so, and that is a lot less...
10-07-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 593
Posted By noglider

There are pluses and minuses to using a phone,...

There are pluses and minuses to using a phone, compared with a bike computer. I won't go through my whole decision process here now. I use an external battery with my phone, so I have solved the...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By noglider

Yup. The company is in Seattle....

Yup. The company is in Seattle. https://www.renehersecycles.com/about-us/
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 970
Posted By noglider

Good job, BobbyG! I'm not willing to put...

Good job, BobbyG! I'm not willing to put reflective clothing on, beyond things on my ankles. It's too much trouble for me. The other exception is that I do wear a reflective vest when I ride the...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,877
Posted By noglider

Jim from Boston, if there were a way to count how...

Jim from Boston, if there were a way to count how many times people read your posts, I expect it would indicate you have a lower readership than many people. I truly do understand what you intend,...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By noglider

Do you also have a dyno powered headlight? If...

Do you also have a dyno powered headlight? If not, you will love it even more than your taillight.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By noglider

Try René Herse tires, formerly known as Compass...

Try René Herse tires, formerly known as Compass tires. They're expensive, and the ride is wonderful.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,860
Posted By noglider

downtube42, does Oregon have mandatory deposit...

downtube42, does Oregon have mandatory deposit and mandatory recycling? In New York State, we got mandatory deposit long before recycling became big, and it reduced the amount of glass on the streets...
10-07-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 593
Posted By noglider

I've tried zillions of phone mounts. I'm...

I've tried zillions of phone mounts. I'm pathologically frugal, and that gets me into trouble, buying cheap crap and then eventually getting the good stuff. I finally spent the money on Quad Lock and...
10-07-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By noglider

That's a happy ending.

That's a happy ending.
10-05-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 31,467
Posted By noglider

3speedslow, fixed or freewheel?

3speedslow, fixed or freewheel?
10-04-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By noglider

Oddly enough, the left or right question doesn't...

Oddly enough, the left or right question doesn't really matter. I didn't believe it until I tried it. I still prefer mounting on the left in a country where we drive on the right, but now that I have...
10-03-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 138,867
Posted By noglider

orcas island, that bike doesn't look too big....

orcas island, that bike doesn't look too big. Just get a stem with a shorter extension.
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 48,189
Posted By noglider

Yesterday I did something dumb. I'm riding in a...

Yesterday I did something dumb. I'm riding in a lot more city traffic now, with my new commute to college. I'm taking stupid risks. Yesterday, a car had to move left from the right lane to pass a...
10-03-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By noglider

The question was something other than the one you...

The question was something other than the one you appear to be answering. He asked if he can power lights designed for a hub dynamo with a bottle dynamo. And you can. Both kinds of dynamos produce a...
10-03-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,771
Posted By noglider

Product W (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/w.html)

Product W (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/w.html)
10-03-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 546,133
Posted By noglider

It is a nice frame. It's a 1971 Raleigh Super...

It is a nice frame. It's a 1971 Raleigh Super Course. I love it.

The Claris rear derailleur and shifter work great. The front isn't working yet. I haven't figured out why. The shifter seems not to...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,877
Posted By noglider

I didn't say that, and I wouldn't, as I disagree....

I didn't say that, and I wouldn't, as I disagree. There is such a thing as too bright, but it depends on conditions, so I didn't speak of the matter. One problem with too bright is that you might get...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 970
Posted By noglider

Nothing wrong with using reflective stuff as well...

Nothing wrong with using reflective stuff as well as lights, but reflective stuff is never a substitute for lights. I have a SpokeLit in my rear wheel and spoke reflectors on my front wheel.

You...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By noglider

You have to talk to people to learn how the...

You have to talk to people to learn how the thieves operate. They often operate in an irrational manner, so they'll take things that are not valuable to them (but might be to you), and they may leave...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,877
Posted By noglider

Jim, I don't read your posts, for the most part,...

Jim, I don't read your posts, for the most part, because doing so takes too much effort. It's not that I don't understand them. My eyes don't want to make all those zigzags.

Papa Tom, I don't...
10-02-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,381
Posted By noglider

My small parts are in disarray, but I will take a...

My small parts are in disarray, but I will take a look. Also, I'll soon give you an update on that mixte bike. I'll be working on it at the coop.
09-30-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By noglider

You may find you like the nose of the saddle...

You may find you like the nose of the saddle tipped up, as many Brooks users do.
09-30-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By noglider

You could keep your 800 and put an external...

You could keep your 800 and put an external battery in your tool bag. Run a USB cable to the computer. I'm assuming the computer will run while being charged. The Anker E1 Astro works well. I've...
09-30-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By noglider

Yes, I put some modern lights on some antique...

Yes, I put some modern lights on some antique bottle generators. They worked fine.
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