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03-05-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By noglider

Watch for a contest we have here from time to...

Watch for a contest we have here from time to time called Velo Cheapo. You could build this up for that.
03-05-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 25,364
Posted By noglider

I see you've posted 7 times so far. When you...

I see you've posted 7 times so far. When you reach 10, you can upload stuff. This setting prevents spamming. I'm not an admin here, but if you email me your files, I'll post them here. Or you can...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By noglider

Rechargeable lithium batteries have many...

Rechargeable lithium batteries have many advantages over previous rechargeable batteries. One is that a partial discharge does not harm them at all, and in fact, they prefer that to full discharges....
Forum: Commuting
03-05-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 654
Posted By noglider

At 53 years old, I started a job 13.5 miles from...

At 53 years old, I started a job 13.5 miles from home (27 miles round trip). It was too hard for me to do every day, so I did it two or three days a week. But everyone is different. You might find...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By noglider

Until Pandemic, my commute was in Manhattan. It's...

Until Pandemic, my commute was in Manhattan. It's a very crowded and heavily populated place, and people don't generally wave or make eye contact. There were a few cyclists I would see regularly. One...
03-04-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,755
Posted By noglider

Wow, that's heavy. What would a Varsity of the...

Wow, that's heavy. What would a Varsity of the same size weigh?
03-04-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By noglider

You did great. You'll be very happy. I...

You did great. You'll be very happy.

I remember when the Cannondale bikes came out in 1983. A bike shop owner invited me to test ride it. I was impressed.
03-04-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,755
Posted By noglider

Hudson308, what does the bare frame weigh?

Hudson308, what does the bare frame weigh?
03-04-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By noglider

Isn't the London Tweed Ride normally in January?

Isn't the London Tweed Ride normally in January?
03-04-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By noglider

I had a ~1996 Volpe. I was impressed with the...

I had a ~1996 Volpe. I was impressed with the quality. Handling was predictable and easy. The paint was the best on any bike I've had; I'm terribly abusive to bike paint, and I couldn't kill this....
03-04-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By noglider

phenry24 did you get what you need?

phenry24 did you get what you need?
03-03-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,930
Views: 3,469,297
Posted By noglider

My spouse has an All-City Macho Man. It has 700c...

My spouse has an All-City Macho Man. It has 700c wheels and mini-V brakes (made by Paul) and Shimano 105 levers. I haven't ridden her bike extensively but my impression is excellent. She is happy...
03-03-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 231,492
Posted By noglider

scaldin it looks like an original design!

scaldin it looks like an original design!
03-03-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 18,011
Posted By noglider

I honestly cannot figure out why these threads...

I honestly cannot figure out why these threads produce some of the best bike pictures. That Mercian tandem is really special.
03-01-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 18,011
Posted By noglider

Happy March, everyone. Calling once again for...

Happy March, everyone. Calling once again for pictures of your brown and gold bicycles.
02-27-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,160
Posted By noglider

Very nice. And yes, it's much nicer when...

Very nice.

And yes, it's much nicer when your gears are spaced closely enough. That's why I don't like 3-speed hubs. There are only two useful gears for me. Years ago, when I lived in Maplewood,...
02-27-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By noglider

It's beautiful. I hope you have big hands. Those...

It's beautiful. I hope you have big hands. Those brake levers have giant reach.
02-27-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By noglider

In theory, the shim might throw your alignment...

In theory, the shim might throw your alignment out, but in practice, it's likely to work just fine. I say do it.
02-27-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,462
Posted By noglider

I just bought winter cycling shoes on impulse. I...

I just bought winter cycling shoes on impulse. I was driving on Rt 17 in New Jersey and came upon Campmor, one of my favorite stores. I went in to browse and decided it's time to try those shoes....
Forum: Commuting
02-27-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By noglider

Yup, in general, the more you ride, the more...

Yup, in general, the more you ride, the more you'll want a harder saddle. I went to the doctor complaining of achy balls. He suggested a saddle with a cutout, but I decided to try a different saddle....
02-27-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By noglider

That looks like a 25" frame, not 23".

That looks like a 25" frame, not 23".
02-27-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,160
Posted By noglider

I didn't know you've been riding it a lot already...

I didn't know you've been riding it a lot already which is why I asked. You've made a pretty darned useful bike, though I'm sure 8 speeds are overkill for your area.
02-25-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,160
Posted By noglider

And how is the bike now? It looks nice.

And how is the bike now? It looks nice.
02-25-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 310,577
Posted By noglider

I bought this light in July for $30. The price is...

I bought this light in July for $30. The price is down to $16 now. It's heavier and much brighter than that Xanes light. It has a round beam. It seems very solid. Battery life is excellent.
...
02-25-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4,930
Views: 3,469,297
Posted By noglider

Wilbur76, that's some bad news! I hope you heal...

Wilbur76, that's some bad news! I hope you heal quickly.
02-18-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,630
Posted By noglider

Yes. Many of us who have dynamo lights say we...

Yes. Many of us who have dynamo lights say we were foolish not to start using them sooner. You will see why.


Spaghetti Legs, I hadn't heard about those foxeye lights. Very interesting. Let us...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,253
Posted By noglider

You should replace your chain when it is...

You should replace your chain when it is elongated. There is no way to know how many miles that takes because it depends heavily on riding conditions and the cleanliness of your chain. If you ride...
02-18-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By noglider

Because drivers are generally not trained to see...

Because drivers are generally not trained to see us and because we are narrower than most other road objects, drivers truly can miss us. Vision acts in weird ways, and when you sweep your eyes or...
02-15-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 856
Posted By noglider

I see they are selling the Continental GP5000...

I see they are selling the Continental GP5000 tire for $46, and it's available in a 32mm size.
02-15-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,401
Posted By noglider

lostarchitect, do you still have your Pass Hunter?

lostarchitect, do you still have your Pass Hunter?
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,390
Posted By noglider

I'm in the central Hudson Valley in New York....

I'm in the central Hudson Valley in New York. Normally we get snow here. I don't know if our snowfall is normal this year, but we have about a foot of snow on the lawn because we haven't had melting...
02-15-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By noglider

I had this problem and other shifting problems...

I had this problem and other shifting problems with my Claris derailleur. Lucky for me I have a derailleur hanger alignment tool. Aligning it fixed my problems.

Believe it or not Claris is below...
02-15-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,431
Posted By noglider

I will be in (I hope) my last semester of this...

I will be in (I hope) my last semester of this degree, so I can't make it. One year I will, I hope.
02-15-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By noglider

I never would have dreamed that these exist.

I never would have dreamed that these exist.
02-15-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,401
Posted By noglider

Wow, Korina, that's a really good video. I'll be...

Wow, Korina, that's a really good video. I'll be referring back to it.

dddd, you're an expert in bike geometry, no? What's your opinion on that video. While you're at it, what do you think of...
02-14-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By noglider

Japan- or Taiwan-made. Not especially well made...

Japan- or Taiwan-made. Not especially well made or valuable, and it's damaged, for sure.
02-14-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By noglider

Nishiki came to my mind, too.

Nishiki came to my mind, too.
02-14-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,836
Posted By noglider

I'm good at lubricating my pedals and screwing...

I'm good at lubricating my pedals and screwing them in tightly, so when I had a mysterious noise, I assumed that wasn't the cause of my problem. I investigated it fairly thoroughly and didn't find...
02-14-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By noglider

Silk socks. I'm willing to try them. They should...

Silk socks. I'm willing to try them. They should be fairly durable, right?
02-14-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,815
Posted By noglider

cyccommute, those are wonderful tricks! I'll...

cyccommute, those are wonderful tricks! I'll remove a fixed cup that way next time, for sure.
02-14-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,525
Posted By noglider

I'm still a fan of triples. Here is my 1982...

I'm still a fan of triples. Here is my 1982 McLean. Velo Orange (made by IRD?) cranks with 48/34/24 rings, so I don't know if it looks fast. I'm not fast, especially in recent years. I never knew a...
02-14-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,630
Posted By noglider

Well, I just emerged from that rabbit hole. Great...

Well, I just emerged from that rabbit hole. Great stuff, and I didn't spend any money, but it's good to know what's out there. I hadn't heard of S-Ride derailleurs and cassette until this week. The...
02-13-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 231,492
Posted By noglider

Thanks, bear_a_bug. I think I sold that model,...

Thanks, bear_a_bug. I think I sold that model, and you're right, it came with 500g calipers. It really did work out well for you.
02-13-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 231,492
Posted By noglider

So you used the original brake calipers?

So you used the original brake calipers?
02-12-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,716
Views: 336,448
Posted By noglider

The Gran Turismo's weight -- about a pound! --...

The Gran Turismo's weight -- about a pound! -- was not its biggest flaw. ;)
02-11-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,341
Posted By noglider

I also agree that old frames and new or newish...

I also agree that old frames and new or newish components make a good combination. I've modernized most of my old bikes. I was glad to hear the esteemed frame builder Dave Moulton confirm this in an...
02-11-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By noglider

Right, it's not a Brooks, but it looks pretty...

Right, it's not a Brooks, but it looks pretty Brooksish. If you don't like Brooks saddles, you probably won't like this one.
02-11-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By noglider

You don't have to promise that this is your last...

You don't have to promise that this is your last frame ID thread. We enjoy them. :)
02-11-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By noglider

Yes I worked in IT (I'm a student again now) and...

Yes I worked in IT (I'm a student again now) and yes, we walk on water, but we don't cycle on water. Surface tension can't sustain the tire pressure.
02-11-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6,939
Views: 644,477
Posted By noglider

Mad Honk, I tried one of those derailleurs. I had...

Mad Honk, I tried one of those derailleurs. I had heard they don't work well. I found that to be true, but it was still surprising how bad it was. It auto-shifted frequently for no apparent reason.
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