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08-03-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,967
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Posted By noglider

So I can sprinkle cayenne pepper as a repellent?

So I can sprinkle cayenne pepper as a repellent?
08-03-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 257,962
Posted By noglider

I regret to say I barely remember mailing some...

I regret to say I barely remember mailing some spoke nipples to francophile. He reminded me last week that I had wrapped them safely in Anthony Weiner...
07-30-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,248
Posted By noglider

Sleep easy knowing the bike you missed probably...

Sleep easy knowing the bike you missed probably has a stuck seatpost.
07-30-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 295
Posted By noglider

That's pretty funny. I made my own highly...

That's pretty funny.

I made my own highly generic decal for a generic-looking bike I had.

...
07-30-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,002
Posted By noglider

dddd is right. If the lever reaches the handlebar...

dddd is right. If the lever reaches the handlebar before much force is on the rims, lengthen the straddle cable to decrease leverage.
07-29-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 257,962
Posted By noglider

I don’t remember sending nipples. Did I use a...

I don’t remember sending nipples. Did I use a weed package or something?

Lyotard pedals are generally nice. Do I have your email address?
07-29-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 257,962
Posted By noglider

francophile, have you got any symmetrical rattrap...

francophile, have you got any symmetrical rattrap pedals?
07-29-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 257,962
Posted By noglider

Email me at tom@noglider.com. I may have what you...

Email me at tom@noglider.com. I may have what you need.
07-29-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,412
Views: 295,948
Posted By noglider

Leather saddles are not for everyone.

Leather saddles are not for everyone.
07-28-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By noglider

Hack 1: The guy who sold me my tandem didn't have...

Hack 1: The guy who sold me my tandem didn't have a rear stem. He lost it somehow. There were no stems available with the right diameter clamp size (to the front seatpost), 26.6 mm. I took a 27.2 mm...
07-28-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 257
Posted By noglider

You can use two hose clamps as a guide. Or really...

You can use two hose clamps as a guide. Or really anything. You don't have to be precise. You can make corrections after cutting with a file.
07-27-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By noglider

Here is a working link to that thread...

Here is a working link to that thread (https://tinyurl.com/y26xsu95).
07-27-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,002
Posted By noglider

Nice pictures. Thanks, bertinjim.

Nice pictures. Thanks, bertinjim.
07-26-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By noglider

oddjob2, what are you going to do with that bike?

oddjob2, what are you going to do with that bike?
07-26-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,364
Posted By noglider

tNuvolari, the roads here are quiet, and there...

tNuvolari, the roads here are quiet, and there are long stretches with no intersections. There are also no shoulders, so I take the entire lane most of the time. I'm lucky to have these conditions,...
07-26-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,002
Posted By noglider

The MAFAC RACER is nearly perfect. I know very...

The MAFAC RACER is nearly perfect. I know very well how to set it up, but it's easier to do it wrong, and then it doesn't work well. Dual pivots are easy to set right. So it's not a waste that they...
07-26-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,364
Posted By noglider

I'm 59 years old, and I'm still crazy enough to...

I'm 59 years old, and I'm still crazy enough to be working on my descending skills. I can do that now that I'm living full time upstate where we have lots of hills. On Friday, I hit a lifetime record...
07-26-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By noglider

2,570 grams for frame and fork sound pretty...

2,570 grams for frame and fork sound pretty darned light. Fantastic. And I agree with Rudi: the frame builder had a ride quality in mind and created it using the materials and the design. Or the...
07-26-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,002
Posted By noglider

I would call it food for thought. I'm glad dual...

I would call it food for thought. I'm glad dual pivots are here and available to everyone. Maybe it wasn't necessary to invent them, and maybe it was, but I'm glad they're here. Most single pivots...
07-23-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By noglider

You've got a problem.

You've got a problem.
07-23-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,002
Posted By noglider

It's funny to realize that bike brakes were...

It's funny to realize that bike brakes were nearly perfected over 50 years ago.
07-23-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,252
Posted By noglider

What a great catalog, even looking at it now. I...

What a great catalog, even looking at it now. I remember it well from those days.
07-23-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By noglider

That's something special!

That's something special!
07-23-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,364
Posted By noglider

Dual pivots have more mechanical advantage, so...

Dual pivots have more mechanical advantage, so even most cheap ones are better than most good single pivots. There is an extra advantage: I believe they use a new allow which is stiffer than the old...
07-23-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,252
Posted By noglider

This bit of folklore has now been debunked.

This bit of folklore has now been debunked.
07-23-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,321
Posted By noglider

There is at least one in every area. Lots of...

There is at least one in every area. Lots of people buy remotely, negotiating and specifying over phone or email, so you don't need to find one locally. I think if I were ever to have a frame built,...
07-22-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19,344
Views: 3,159,372
Posted By noglider

That looks like a decent price for the Blackburn...

That looks like a decent price for the Blackburn front rack. Anyone in Eugene willing to pick it up for me?
07-22-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,052
Posted By noglider

What are your plans for the bike?

What are your plans for the bike?
07-22-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,305
Posted By noglider

Paging romperrr.

Paging romperrr.
07-22-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,926
Posted By noglider

This thread reminds me of something we did at one...

This thread reminds me of something we did at one of my workplaces. We put our workstations on the network, and each computer had to have a name. We used bird species as names. My main client's...
07-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,002
Posted By noglider

Hmm, maybe I should disassemble and...

Hmm, maybe I should disassemble and clean/whatever the 750s on my Super Course, because they are mysteriously not working well. I'll figure out why.
07-22-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,616
Posted By noglider

But of course we should all know that it's a...

But of course we should all know that it's a reference to a line in This Is Spinal Tap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMSV4OteqBE
07-22-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,977
Posted By noglider

Italy produced plenty of low end bikes. We didn't...

Italy produced plenty of low end bikes. We didn't get many of them here except in the 1970s. My first ten-speed was an Atala Giro D'Italia. Gaspipe tubes, Simplex derailleurs, overall quality lower...
07-21-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 469
Posted By noglider

I used to swear by that tool. At the time, it...

I used to swear by that tool. At the time, it worked better than the expensive ones.
07-21-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,977
Posted By noglider

Cultures in the Catholic religion seem to be...

Cultures in the Catholic religion seem to be marked with passion. I won't go into theology to try to explain why, but it's an observation. And Italians seem even more so than, say, the French.
...
07-21-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,002
Posted By noglider

Aero levers generally offer more leverage, so...

Aero levers generally offer more leverage, so changing the levers is likely to help a bit.
07-21-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,616
Posted By noglider

That's definitely worth a try. I have leather...

That's definitely worth a try. I have leather tape on two bikes, and the cost has been justified because I can reuse it. I bought Brooks Cambium synthetic tape for a bike I'm building, but it gets...
07-21-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,926
Posted By noglider

Why do so many people not understand this?

Why do so many people not understand this?
07-20-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,616
Posted By noglider

Super nifty. So then tolerance of bashing is...

Super nifty.

So then tolerance of bashing is the reason you chose the S-1 derailleur?

I recognize those shifters. They were originally stem shifters. I have a set. They're not bad at all.
07-19-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 571,316
Posted By noglider

Seriously. I have to handle it carefully in the...

Seriously. I have to handle it carefully in the high modes, because I don't want to point it into anyone's eyes, including mine.
07-18-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,367
Posted By noglider

Nemosengineer, I like your style. Tell us the...

Nemosengineer, I like your style. Tell us the story of that drivetrain.
07-18-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 571,316
Posted By noglider

The maker of this light...

The maker of this light (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VVZ4XWT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) asked me to review it in exchange for a refund. I am not normally kind to...
07-16-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By noglider

Damn, that's awfully nice. I remember admiring...

Damn, that's awfully nice. I remember admiring those bikes back when they were sold. I saw quite a few in Central Park.
07-15-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 229,629
Posted By noglider

Yeah I tied her up and left her an apple to munch...

Yeah I tied her up and left her an apple to munch on.
07-13-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,367
Posted By noglider

You're thinking about Put Me In the Zoo...

You're thinking about Put Me In the Zoo (https://www.amazon.com/Put-Bright-Early-Board-Books/dp/0375812156) by Robert Lopshire.
...
07-13-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,367
Posted By noglider

OMG, that's brilliant. I might just imitate you....

OMG, that's brilliant. I might just imitate you. It combines the best of all worlds. Trigger shifters are really better than brifters, and they're less expensive, too. And you placed them perfectly.
07-13-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,367
Posted By noglider

My 1974 Raleigh International sounds bad, but...

My 1974 Raleigh International sounds bad, but it's a nice bike. It has a very cheapo headset, but hey, it's fine. And it has a Shimano Sora rear derailleur. Hand-painted with a brush.

For a while,...
07-13-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By noglider

I'd like the seatpost. I'll email you.

I'd like the seatpost. I'll email you.
07-12-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,336
Posted By noglider

Good stories. I've been rolling my own sports...

Good stories. I've been rolling my own sports drink. Three spoons of maple syrup, half a spoon of salt, and water. Today I added an ounce of orange juice. I got my spouse into drinking this stuff,...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,251
Posted By noglider

Super bike, Korina. I haven't seen this picture...

Super bike, Korina. I haven't seen this picture of it. My B17 is good right out of the box. Some need to break them in, and some don't.
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