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10-28-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,184
Posted By noglider

I took a ride up a mountain on my newly rebuilt,...

I took a ride up a mountain on my newly rebuilt, Claris-equipped Super Course. The gearing is 50-34 and 11-32. Gears range from 29 gear inches to 123 gear inches. I made it to the top without using...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,741
Posted By noglider

It is exhilarating and exciting and scary and...

It is exhilarating and exciting and scary and stressful and so many other emotions. But I know it's the right thing. I expect to be a good teacher, and I expect to enjoy the work.
10-27-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,512
Posted By noglider

My 1971 Raleigh Super Course has gained weight...

My 1971 Raleigh Super Course has gained weight due to my upgrades. New heavier crankset, shifters, and dynamo hub. It also has two headlights and two taillights. My bathroom scale says it's 32...
10-27-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,892
Posted By noglider

That's one way giant companies destroy smaller...

That's one way giant companies destroy smaller companies. It's an epidemic.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19,715
Views: 4,209,400
Posted By noglider

I installed a cable guide on my bike. It's a 1971...

I installed a cable guide on my bike. It's a 1971 Raleigh Super Course which originally routed the cables above the BB, but I'm using a modern drivetrain now. I had to drill a hole and tap threads...
10-27-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,998
Posted By noglider

Ooh, I found another picture of Waffle....

Ooh, I found another picture of Waffle. Greyhounds are good at looking regal. They are the laziest dog breed. They have no stamina, and they like to lie on soft surfaces.

...
10-27-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 672
Posted By noglider

What are your plans for the bike? I love my Super...

What are your plans for the bike? I love my Super Course and considered selling it twice and then came to my senses. Since it's not valuable, I don't treat it gingerly. I've rebuilt it many times and...
10-27-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,998
Posted By noglider

I love this thread. It makes me smile. ...

I love this thread. It makes me smile.
xiaoman1, your dog is lovely. We had two racing (full size) greyhounds. Here is Waffle in 2017 at age 14, a few months before we had to put her down.

...
10-27-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,707
Views: 327,582
Posted By noglider

I trued the rear wheel on my Super Course. It...

I trued the rear wheel on my Super Course. It wasn't bad, but it was on my list so I removed the tire and mounted the wheel on my truing stand and did a better than on-the-bike job. I like to get of...
10-27-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By noglider

At this price, this won't last.

At this price, this won't last.
10-26-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,184
Posted By noglider

Russ Roth you are clearly speaking with more...

Russ Roth you are clearly speaking with more experience than I have. I have lots of bikes, and I work on a few other people's bikes but not that much anymore. I recently rebuilt a bike for myself...
10-26-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 672
Posted By noglider

You got lucky.

You got lucky.
10-26-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,998
Posted By noglider

My granddog and grandcats are staying with us for...

My granddog and grandcats are staying with us for a couple of months. Here is Cairo who likes to lie on the cat bed.

...
10-26-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 754
Posted By noglider

My spouse and I have several made by Klean...

My spouse and I have several made by Klean Kanteen, and we like them a lot. We used an off-brand one, and it's rusting inside so I guess the name brand ones are better. You can get them in many...
10-25-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 754
Posted By noglider

JohnDThompson, you don't have to squeeze. The...

JohnDThompson, you don't have to squeeze. The bottle has a special valve in the nozzle that lets water out and air in while you suck.
10-25-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,184
Posted By noglider

Russ Roth, what troubles have you had with...

Russ Roth, what troubles have you had with Claris? I haven't used it for long, but it works perfectly for me.
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By noglider

Keep adding sealant and start afresh every year?...

Keep adding sealant and start afresh every year? That sounds like more trouble than inner tubes. One advantage of tubeless sounds like (and I haven't tried tubeless yet) you can better predict when...
10-24-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,184
Posted By noglider

Disc brakes? I don't object, but I don't see...

Disc brakes? I don't object, but I don't see myself buying a new bike in the next few years, as I don't have any income for the time being. (I'm back in college.)

Sloping top tube? I had one; I...
10-24-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,881
Views: 337,022
Posted By noglider

Here is the latest picture of my 1971 Super...

Here is the latest picture of my 1971 Super Course. It now has a Technomic stem and a bell on the stem. I finished hooking up both dynamo lights and battery lights for extra safety on country roads....
10-23-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,184
Posted By noglider

I like most of the new gearing systems, mostly....

I like most of the new gearing systems, mostly. They are finicky and less durable, but they're nice to ride. Truly 8 speeds are enough in most cases. I upgraded our tandem from 3x7 to 3x11. That was...
10-23-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By noglider

You got a gem. I have a 1962 Rudge Sports. I...

You got a gem. I have a 1962 Rudge Sports. I can't see but perhaps your chainring has the hand pattern on it, and if so, I envy you. See the 3-speed thread...
10-23-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 616
Posted By noglider

Ladies bike because of the colors?

Ladies bike because of the colors?
10-23-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,052
Posted By noglider

The fall colors. Shifting my gears after...

The fall colors.

Shifting my gears after tweaking them and realizing I did a great job and they work perfectly now.
10-23-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 754
Posted By noglider

I switched to stainless steel bottles. They make...

I switched to stainless steel bottles. They make a big difference.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,074
Posted By noglider

I have no interest in telling people what mirror...

I have no interest in telling people what mirror is best for them. I respect handlebar mirrors. I use an eyeglass mirror. The advantage you post is real. Motorists behind me don't know I see them. I...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,741
Posted By noglider

I was in Information Technology for 34 years. I'm...

I was in Information Technology for 34 years. I'm back in college to finish the Computer Science degree I left undone over 30 years ago, and when I grow up, I'm going to be a school teacher.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,796
Posted By noglider

Until the pandemic, I was commuting about five...

Until the pandemic, I was commuting about five miles each way. I'm 59 years old. The longest bike commute I had was 13.4 miles each way. I didn't do it every day.
10-23-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By noglider

I'm glad to help, Roger M! I've been buying from...

I'm glad to help, Roger M! I've been buying from them for years. The website is slightly wobbly with some things not translated properly (or at all) but the service has been rock solid, and the...
10-22-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6,636
Views: 600,601
Posted By noglider

A cable guide. ...

A cable guide.


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10-22-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 792
Posted By noglider

Welcome to bikeforums, Het Volk. What does your...

Welcome to bikeforums, Het Volk. What does your name mean?

Speaking of fashion, I think the resurgence of single pivot side pull brakes was the result of fashion. We got center pull brakes which,...
10-22-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3,707
Views: 327,582
Posted By noglider

I overhauled my trailer's other wheel later...

I overhauled my trailer's other wheel later today. My workbench is too messy. I lost one of the hub dustcaps and absolutely couldn't find it. I found a spare one of those rubber boots some hubs have...
10-22-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By noglider

Check out xxcycle.com in France. I bought a Miche...

Check out xxcycle.com in France. I bought a Miche cassette there and I've bought several other things. Shipping takes a couple of weeks, and they've been totally reliable.
10-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,838
Posted By noglider

RobNew, here is an article...

RobNew, here is an article (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html) that will both inform and confuse you further.
10-22-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 792
Posted By noglider

I think fashion also dictated tight clearances. I...

I think fashion also dictated tight clearances. I was a shop mechanic from 1978 through 1984. I saw clearances get tighter over those years. We liked the looks of those short reach brakes. We might...
10-22-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 208,016
Posted By noglider

pcb, nlerner sold it to me and said it's a 1971...

pcb, nlerner sold it to me and said it's a 1971 model. You really should come to Kissena some day and try the track. It's fun to watch the races, and some weekend days, people just roll around for...
10-22-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,707
Views: 327,582
Posted By noglider

Today I overhauled one of the hubs on my cargo...

Today I overhauled one of the hubs on my cargo trailer. I'll do the other wheel next. The inside wasn't as bad as I feared. The grease was still wet and not very dirty, even though I've left the...
10-22-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,337
Posted By noglider

So it was noisy when not shifting? Does that mean...

So it was noisy when not shifting? Does that mean the chain against the pulleys made the noise?
10-21-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16,249
Views: 1,692,312
Posted By noglider

I didn't have much time this morning before my...

I didn't have much time this morning before my virtual class, so I rode a 5 mile loop as quickly as possible. My average speed was up compared with the last few months. I'm in Ulster County, NY, and...
10-21-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By noglider

I have a wheel with a Miche Competition hub, 36...

I have a wheel with a Miche Competition hub, 36 DT spokes, and a black Ukai rim. I built it myself, and it's been running well for over 30 years. I'll even overhaul the hub if you want. I'll get a...
10-20-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 291,234
Posted By noglider

francophile, 559 is the actual measurement, and...

francophile, 559 is the actual measurement, and it's an unambiguous way of saying MTB size (26") tires. There are other 26" sizes:

Schwinn S6 = 597mm
650a = 590mm aka 26x1-3/8"
650b = 584mm aka...
Replies: 11
Views: 4,535
Posted By noglider

Reparto corse means racing department. It's not a...

Reparto corse means racing department. It's not a model, it's their line of racing models.

You should know about Google Translate (http://translate.google.com). It's not perfect, of course, but...
10-20-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 455
Posted By noglider

I would use grease or blue Loctite. Blue Loctite...

I would use grease or blue Loctite. Blue Loctite doesn't make anything hard to remove. I'm not sure it would help keep the cup in at all, but it won't hurt, either. I've heard of people using red...
10-20-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,396
Posted By noglider

Same here. I've ridden gravel on fancy-dancy road...

Same here. I've ridden gravel on fancy-dancy road racing bikes. I was on a group ride with a gang of about ten cyclists on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail. It's a pretty rough trail though it's not...
10-20-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,707
Views: 327,582
Posted By noglider

JacobLee, yes, I spread the rear of the frame. I...

JacobLee, yes, I spread the rear of the frame. I used the string test to get the rear end centered. I used dropout alignment gauges to make the dropouts parallel, and I used a derailleur alignment...
10-20-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,838
Posted By noglider

What part of Europe are you in? I know 27" was...

What part of Europe are you in? I know 27" was common in the British Isles. I can assure you that European makers did put English-size wheels on bikes for the US, UK, and Canadian markets. I think it...
10-20-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 208,016
Posted By noglider

Here it is. It's a deep red but not burgundy. I...

Here it is. It's a deep red but not burgundy. I raced it in summer 2014 at Kissena, at the age of 53.

Where do I find cheap 650b wheels? A generous BFer sent me a pair, and I haven't seen others....
10-20-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,707
Views: 327,582
Posted By noglider

Really? I'm embarrassed at how ugly it is, but...

Really? I'm embarrassed at how ugly it is, but sure. I have an album of the bike...
10-20-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23,294
Views: 2,690,932
Posted By noglider

carfreefamily I don't know how you might have...

carfreefamily I don't know how you might have bent it, but it's a serious problem. I've straightened a few forks successfully and also failed to straighten a few. They're tricky to straighten. The...
10-20-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 208,016
Posted By noglider

Cool, pcb. I have a Raleigh Pro Track, and you...

Cool, pcb. I have a Raleigh Pro Track, and you gave me the idea to consider this. It currently has Continental Sprinter tires which ride like rocks. I don't ride it often.
10-20-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,838
Posted By noglider

RobNew, welcome to bikeforums. The Peugeot bikes...

RobNew, welcome to bikeforums. The Peugeot bikes of that era were designed to export to many markets as well as to be used domestically. I don't think 27" wheels were ever popular on the European...
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