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Forum: Commuting
10-18-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By noglider

Great work on that video! Maybe I'll try that....

Great work on that video! Maybe I'll try that. Please tell us how you placed your camera for the shots.

I don't know about rituals but I notice that I have a little fun by making as much noise as...
10-18-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,723
Posted By noglider

The good KMC chains are made in China, so being...

The good KMC chains are made in China, so being Chinese-made doesn't mean it's bad.
10-18-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 825
Posted By noglider

So the dog peed inside the house? That's some dog.

So the dog peed inside the house? That's some dog.
10-18-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,061
Posted By noglider

This reminds me that I should get cracking with...

This reminds me that I should get cracking with getting my dynamo lights back on my bike. I took them off when I overhauled the bike. They'll give me a lot of peace of mind this winter. They don't...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,587
Posted By noglider

Wednesday was super rainy. I knew I was risking...

Wednesday was super rainy. I knew I was risking getting wet, but I've noticed that when rain is in the forecast, I often miss it. Or if I don't miss it, it's usually light when I'm out in it. And...
10-18-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By noglider

Yes, that's pretty anti-social behavior, and I...

Yes, that's pretty anti-social behavior, and I see it a fair bit on the MUP I take frequently. I guess they figure if the car driver notices you, it's good enough. Well, gee, I'm sure if I ripped the...
10-18-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By noglider

It looks a lot like my 1974 Raleigh...

It looks a lot like my 1974 Raleigh International. It uses the same stop for the downtube shifter clamp.
10-18-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,061
Posted By noglider

zacster, I had a Hotshot that stopped holding a...

zacster, I had a Hotshot that stopped holding a charge. They said they would replace the battery, but then they replaced the whole unit. I'm more than satisfied.
10-17-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By noglider

Please don't use a 7,200 lumen light.

Please don't use a 7,200 lumen light.
10-17-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,061
Posted By noglider

The lower-power lights might be easier on the...

The lower-power lights might be easier on the batteries, but of course, it would need to be bright enough for you. I recently got a Cygolite Hotrod. I don't remember, but I think it's rated at 50...
10-17-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By noglider

Check out Cygolite products. They're well made...

Check out Cygolite products. They're well made and well serviced, and they're made in the USA. Sturdy mounts that screw on easily, and I like that better than rubber bands.
10-17-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By noglider

Vintage Schwinn, that $10 computer looks really...

Vintage Schwinn, that $10 computer looks really good. If I were in the market, I'd get that. I've even had totally satisfactory service from the $3 units from ebay. They work flawlessly and reliably.
10-17-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By noglider

That's really clever. I have a Raleigh track bike...

That's really clever. I have a Raleigh track bike just like yours but smaller. As I received it, my fork was already drilled for a brake, and that's good for me. Are you trying to avoid that?
10-17-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By noglider

I find a lot of Colnagos from that era to be much...

I find a lot of Colnagos from that era to be much too gaudy for my taste, but not this. This is as handsome as any Italian bike of that period and genre.
10-16-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 453
Posted By noglider

The Kool Stop Tire Jack is a wonderful tool for...

The Kool Stop Tire Jack is a wonderful tool for this scenario.
10-16-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,108
Posted By noglider

Scrubbing with a brass-wire brush helps when the...

Scrubbing with a brass-wire brush helps when the grease is very crusty or sticky while using your solvent of choice.
10-16-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By noglider

I had hubs that looked like that on my 1975 Atala...

I had hubs that looked like that on my 1975 Atala Giro D'Italia which I bought new. The skewers were marked Gnutti.
10-16-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By noglider

Yes, there is definitely a difference in quality....

Yes, there is definitely a difference in quality. The higher-end ups were machined and of harder material.
10-16-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 154,765
Posted By noglider

I think we still have Freihofers in the Hudson...

I think we still have Freihofers in the Hudson Valley. We also have Heidelberg bread which I like a lot.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,587
Posted By noglider

I got to ride my own bike today for the first...

I got to ride my own bike today for the first time since Thursday. It was so nice. I step on the pedals, and I go fast and far. I've been riding Citi Bike which is nice enough and quite convenient,...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By noglider

I commute in NYC. There is a lot of half-lane...

I commute in NYC. There is a lot of half-lane changing and darting left and right, and everyone does this. When there are snowbanks, this gets more dangerous. I may not have the reflexes to stop or...
10-16-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By noglider

bikemig, email me. I think I have one or two. I...

bikemig, email me. I think I have one or two. I bought them by mistake. One might even be never-used.
10-14-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,077
Posted By noglider

greg3rd48, how does the PX10 ride? It looks nice!...

greg3rd48, how does the PX10 ride? It looks nice!

I spent only 15 minutes on my McLean. I installed the "new" front derailleur but didn't install the new cable. Can y'all see the picture?
...
10-11-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 811
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: 25
Views: 902
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: 2,398
Views: 180,077
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: 2,398
Views: 180,077
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: 5
Views: 326
Posted By noglider

Worst bike lanes and bike paths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPtNzWdj84Y
10-08-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,295
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: 47
Views: 1,179
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: 28
Views: 692
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: 376
Posted By noglider

Buy it!

Buy it!
10-08-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,295
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: 1,675
Views: 141,726
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: 7,553
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: 7,220
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: 4,108
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: 49
Views: 1,582
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: 17
Views: 904
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: 52
Views: 5,634
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: 19
Views: 622
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: 24
Views: 611
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: 2,398
Views: 180,077
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: 1,502
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: 1,502
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: 8,294
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: 1,502
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: 2,398
Views: 180,077
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: 1,502
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: 25
Views: 811
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...
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