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08-01-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,693
Posted By Bill in VA

I used to religiously touch up any nick or...

I used to religiously touch up any nick or scratch using Pactra model paints that I custom mixed to match the paints. Then I found the Sharpie worked far better. Now I just apply a dab of primer if a...
07-27-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,687
Posted By Bill in VA

Similar to the old answer to the questions of...

Similar to the old answer to the questions of "How can I lighten my bike?" or "How can I train to go faster?"

Answer: Push yourself away from the table.
07-27-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,635
Posted By Bill in VA

Keep it!!! If it were my grand fortune to...

Keep it!!!

If it were my grand fortune to luck into such a bike I would do the following, but I would not restore it to 100% period exact as it left the factory. My goal would be to have a...
07-26-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By Bill in VA

It is also affecting the Garmin Express app for...

It is also affecting the Garmin Express app for updating maps and systems used on the Auto, Marine, and handheld GPS units.
07-24-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,726
Posted By Bill in VA

Jan Heine and Rene Herse (previously Compass)...

Jan Heine and Rene Herse (previously Compass) have always said they worked with Panaracer to develop their tire. Panaracers are well thought of and Rene Herse took a no compromise risk to work with...
07-24-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By Bill in VA

I have never had an issue with Shimano Tiagra,...

I have never had an issue with Shimano Tiagra, 105 or Ultegra internal cam QR skewers. I have vertical dropouts, but even so I see no slippage markings.

I agree about the skewers and cams should...
07-23-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,726
Posted By Bill in VA

But is it FEELS great, you tend to ride more....

But is it FEELS great, you tend to ride more. Disclaimer: I am a Rene Herse tire fan, and I do not compete.

When I bought my current bike, it came with Vittoria Randenneur 28mm tires. A dreadful,...
07-06-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,313
Posted By Bill in VA

My choice is my bike, a steel...

My choice is my bike, a steel road/cyclocross/gravel/all-road/touring bike depending on what the maker was advertising it at any given iteration in its long life depending on what was popular or...
07-06-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 47,277
Posted By Bill in VA

High test IPAs,(especially Lagunitas),...

High test IPAs,(especially Lagunitas), Jaegermeister, and Sortilege Canadian Whiskey and Maple Syrup liqueur.

Sortilege is a wonderful maple syrup infused whiskey liqueur available only in Canada....
07-03-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,105
Posted By Bill in VA

YES!!! I have found that also. Additionally,...

YES!!! I have found that also. Additionally, the reviews are often NOT of the identical item being sold, but are same brand, but different model. For bike parts I have found Universal Cycle and...
07-01-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,539
Posted By Bill in VA

:popcorn BF is now like pandemic cable TV......

:popcorn BF is now like pandemic cable TV... reruns, reruns, reruns. :)

Just use the pedal of your choice and go for it. If your ride partners are triggered by your choices of clipless pedals,...
06-23-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Bill in VA

If it is in a dark cool climate controlled...

If it is in a dark cool climate controlled (inside) basement, there should be will be no damage to the tire or a butyl tube unless it is damp or near an ozone generating source like an electric...
06-22-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,068
Posted By Bill in VA

This will protect your hands, be unique, and also...

This will protect your hands, be unique, and also be expensive enough to catch the eyes of the most jaded cyclist. Also good with dogs and aggressive drivers.
...
06-15-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,282
Posted By Bill in VA

The other night I was perusing Rodriguez Cycles...

The other night I was perusing Rodriguez Cycles site. https://www.rodbikes.com/index.html

If you would consider a custom, they might be a good place to start.

I do not own one, and have not...
06-10-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By Bill in VA

And especially focus on post #28...

And especially focus on post #28 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=28) and #30 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=30) on that link.
...
06-06-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,922
Posted By Bill in VA

"As a pedestrian I would like as much advanced...

"As a pedestrian I would like as much advanced warning as possible."

This! I have been riding when a single cyclist in front of our group announced loudly to warn a person. The person was so...
05-28-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,818
Posted By Bill in VA

Or use a calculator or the Google weight...

Or use a calculator or the Google weight converter... Saved you the cost of a scale.
05-25-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,928
Posted By Bill in VA

This is NOT my situation (I find drops make the...

This is NOT my situation (I find drops make the back hurt less), but I am in agreement and actually is a good synopsis of this thread.

Rivendell was a bike frame I really wanted due to lug work,...
05-18-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,835
Posted By Bill in VA

I would not. I have successfully carried 2...

I would not.

I have successfully carried 2 bikes in the back of a Ford Ranger pickup many times. Never is issue with careful packing and tarps and/or padding. The bikes stay put and so far have...
05-18-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By Bill in VA

I use a recurve and a l,ongbow. We traditional...

I use a recurve and a l,ongbow. We traditional archers have a saying, "My bow does not need training wheels".
05-15-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,090
Posted By Bill in VA

I had a 1973 Fuji for which I had custom wheels...

I had a 1973 Fuji for which I had custom wheels built around 1977 when I could finally afford them. They were Campy Tipo HF 36 hole hubs with TE DB spokes and 27" concave Weinmann non-hook bead...
05-13-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Bill in VA

It is not a Bike Part. It is the USGI handle for...

It is not a Bike Part. It is the USGI handle for a cleaning rod set for the US M14 Service Rifle. Seriously.

Here is a photo the Kit. You tool is second item on the left.
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05-13-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,091
Posted By Bill in VA

Boy is this a leap! What do steel frames,...

Boy is this a leap! What do steel frames, friction shifters and cantilever brakes have to do with littering or even CO2 cartridges? I have never seen "roadie" CO2 cartridges, and warnings on them...
05-10-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Bill in VA

Great looking bag! Very professional looking and...

Great looking bag! Very professional looking and best of all it is custom fit and not a commercial "universal fit", which to me generally has meant it will 'universally' NOT fit anything I own...
05-09-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,356
Posted By Bill in VA

The worst words for consumers are "Equity Fund...

The worst words for consumers are "Equity Fund bought brand X" and "Shareholder Value." Kiss that brand goodbye and wait for the "in name only" cheap (not in price though) PRC replacement.
05-09-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,406
Posted By Bill in VA

I have had the exact opposite experience. USPS...

I have had the exact opposite experience. USPS has been great.

Too many people are drinking the short-sighted Kool-Aid of the politically driven privatizers, who want to reward their...
05-09-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Bill in VA

That may be true, but I would still let the...

That may be true, but I would still let the vendor know.
05-05-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By Bill in VA

My Peugeot (1972-3) had Normandy hubs with flat...

My Peugeot (1972-3) had Normandy hubs with flat lever Simplex QRs. A Gitane (same period) I built up for my sister had Malliard hubs and flat lever Simplex QR on front and nuts on the back. If you...
Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,715
Posted By Bill in VA

If you WANT a new bike, upgrade to disks by...

If you WANT a new bike, upgrade to disks by buying a new bike.

If you want to 'run what you brung', and like your current bike, the cantilevers (adjusted correctly with good shoes) will work...
05-04-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bill in VA

I remember it well! Field of bike racks at...

I remember it well! Field of bike racks at college. Fun times.

I feel today you get way more bang for the buck (usually), especially with tires and drivetrains, but riding is far more dangerous...
05-03-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,837
Posted By Bill in VA

Thanks, sdmc530. I like the black, but would...

Thanks, sdmc530.

I like the black, but would prefer a glossy color black. Satin or matte paint is hard to tough up. However, I have these reflective stick on tape dots that match the paint color...
05-02-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,324
Posted By Bill in VA

I like it. Yes there are some who might be...

I like it. Yes there are some who might be triggered. Too bad. GO for it.

This can be a trigger for some, but it is popular on cars.
...
05-02-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,837
Posted By Bill in VA

2016 Bianchi Volpe. I am now using MKS pedals...

2016 Bianchi Volpe. I am now using MKS pedals with toeclips and straps for more flexibility. Note the old school tire savers to flick off glass or sharp objects from the tire tread.
...
05-01-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Bill in VA

Why not try powder coating? Of actually a...

Why not try powder coating? Of actually a ceracoat similar to that used on armaments and other products. They could match the color of the front. The mask off the spoke holes wmight take a while...
04-29-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By Bill in VA

I still have my old red one made of Columbus...

I still have my old red one made of Columbus tubing since the late 1970s. Nver misses a puff and Silca still has rebuild parts. Try that with Chinese items or even any Shimano small parts after 5...
04-26-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,318
Posted By Bill in VA

Necessary? That depends on how you will be using...

Necessary? That depends on how you will be using and storing it. I store my bikes inside and do not rain ride, so maybe not for me. It may already have been treated.

All uncoated steel will...
04-25-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Bill in VA

I still have my pair with the true chamois insert...

I still have my pair with the true chamois insert (too small now and not from shrinkage). :notamused: I wore them for many seasons and they are still intact.

You do not see them now for reasons...
04-22-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,947
Posted By Bill in VA

I too concur with the recommendation for Bill...

I too concur with the recommendation for Bill Mould Wheels.

He is local to me. He made a set I wanted for more flexible riding and be capable of towpath and loaded riding with a heavier rider. We...
04-16-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Bill in VA

Plus I would also caution OP that the presence of...

Plus I would also caution OP that the presence of padding, cushioning, etc., has no real bearing on whether a saddle will be comfortable. I learned the "soft way" that when you bottom out the...
03-12-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 29,979
Posted By Bill in VA

As a former DC commuter who went from Metro to...

As a former DC commuter who went from Metro to carpool to car (due to job with overtime), I can say that when I went to a carpool from Metro my winter colds and flu rates dropped, and did again in my...
03-12-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,690
Posted By Bill in VA

Given that I am always asked about having...

Given that I am always asked about having weapons, tobacco, alcohol, or pepper spray by Canada Border officials when i go on a fishing vacation, I suspect it is either not legal or strictly...
03-12-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,690
Posted By Bill in VA

Just hope the adversary is not approaching you...

Just hope the adversary is not approaching you from upwind - gel or not.

That is part of the reason law enforcement training in many jurisdictions requires you to get sprayed with your own spray...
03-01-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By Bill in VA

Bravo! But wait, this is BF, you have to argue...

Bravo! But wait, this is BF, you have to argue and resist....:bang:
03-01-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,473
Posted By Bill in VA

I would definitely go for these for auto work,...

I would definitely go for these for auto work, but would really prefer 6 point ratchet box ends versus 12 points. Less chance of slip off.
02-20-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,473
Posted By Bill in VA

My most recent tool was an Effetto Mariposa...

My most recent tool was an Effetto Mariposa Giustaforza II Torque Wrench set. This is for cycling, precision tool work, fishing reels, firearms, and automotive uses. Expensive, recalibratable, and...
02-20-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,265
Posted By Bill in VA

While there are exceptions, as a rule my feeling...

While there are exceptions, as a rule my feeling is if pedestrians have to AVOID or MOVE for the cyclist on a sideWALK, the cyclist should not be there. I feel this way as a pedestrian AND as a...
02-20-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By Bill in VA

I replaced mine CX-50 shoes with Ultegra...

I replaced mine CX-50 shoes with Ultegra pad/holder assemblies. It is a type B fitment in the Shimano compatibility document, but is truly a TYPE A solution for fast pad changes and more options on...
02-07-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By Bill in VA

Not only red, but shiny, glossy red, and smooth...

Not only red, but shiny, glossy red, and smooth welds. Nice, enough of the matte finished bikes with all black components...

That looks like a nice bike with a decent set of components. Even I,...
01-27-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By Bill in VA

Sounds interesting. I printed the flyer and will...

Sounds interesting. I printed the flyer and will mark this down as a to-do..

However, for those of you in the Del/MD/VA/PA area, we all know that the best way to conjure an ice storm is to mark...
01-13-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,035
Posted By Bill in VA

I am now 66. I used toe clips since my first...

I am now 66. I used toe clips since my first '10-speed' bike boom Peugeot UO-8 bike in college. Back then it was Lapize straps and Christophe toe clips. I used them with sneakers and then with...
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