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Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By rhm

I started riding to the station early in 2001....

I started riding to the station early in 2001. Some time in the next month (no idea what day) I'll be starting my 20th year of bike commuting. In that time I've done a lot of things a lot of...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,177
Posted By rhm

My 2020 plan is to earn another RUSA cup. I just...

My 2020 plan is to earn another RUSA cup. I just finished one, my second, in August or so, so I'm basically starting from zero. Probably the NJ Randonneurs SR series, PA Flèche, uncertain which...
01-07-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By rhm

Yes, it is! Others as well.

Yes, it is!

Others as well.
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By rhm

I suspect it was made by Phillips in Birmingham,...

I suspect it was made by Phillips in Birmingham, England, in the late 50's. They had a couple models with "Indian"in the name. Need more photos.....
01-03-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By rhm

New Year's Day wasn't going to work for me this...

New Year's Day wasn't going to work for me this year so I went out on the 31st, rode just 100 miles, and oh man was I tired after that. No photos.
01-03-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 143,731
Posted By rhm

Well, we haven't heard from Jan in a few years...

Well, we haven't heard from Jan in a few years now, so he probably won't come back to explain himself... But I think he was taking a jab at neither Italians nor Italian bikes, but at internet posers...
01-03-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 30,970
Posted By rhm

2019 January........437 February......408 ...

2019

January........437
February......408
March..........466
April............478
May.............643
June............217
July.............757
August.........583
Forum: Commuting
01-03-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 584
Posted By rhm

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) _____________________________________________ 19 (19 TOTAL YTD)
rhm_(NJ / NY)______________________________ ______________16.2 mi (19 Total YTD)
Atvar (ITA)...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 42,654
Posted By rhm

Final 2019 mileage. Bizman (PA)...

Final 2019 mileage.
Bizman (PA) ________________ 8491 (9031 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 6282 (10195 total)
mgw4jc...
12-29-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,700
Posted By rhm

Hey, that's a good looking saddle! If you...

Hey, that's a good looking saddle!

If you don't like your MIL I'll be happy to lend you mine. I don't think my FIL will notice.
12-28-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By rhm

Okay, so, in a word, yes. Brooks saddles use a...

Okay, so, in a word, yes. Brooks saddles use a frame design that was developed many decades ago, when bikes tended to have relatively slack seat tube geometry.

But that's not all there is to it.
...
12-25-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By rhm

The lightweight racing bike is a certain...

The lightweight racing bike is a certain aesthetic ideal. Clean lines, skinny tires, nothing attached to the bike except a frame pump and maybe a tiny little tool bag under the seat, and maybe a...
12-21-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By rhm

As was mentioned, if you increase the width (to...

As was mentioned, if you increase the width (to fit a fatter tire) you will reduce the overall diameter (to fit a smaller wheel). So for example you can take a fender made for a 700x35c tire and make...
12-19-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By rhm

Yes, here is all of the little I know about...

Yes, here is all of the little I know about those: they were made in Czechoslovakia, and came on Favorit bikes.

I had one come through my hands a few years ago; I did some minor repair on it and...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By rhm

Yeah, I've been wondering about that myself. It's...

Yeah, I've been wondering about that myself. It's not an easy question to answer. I can see reflective things, like road signs, hundreds of feet away, but they just float there by themselves. The...
12-17-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 670
Posted By rhm

No. West Germany was BRD, east was DDR.

No. West Germany was BRD, east was DDR.
Forum: Commuting
12-17-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,256
Posted By rhm

Rain. Got on the train with wet pants and shoes....

Rain. Got on the train with wet pants and shoes. Ugh.
Forum: Commuting
12-17-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By rhm

Oh, wow! I haven't kept count, but I don't think...

Oh, wow! I haven't kept count, but I don't think I've encountered another cyclist on the bike trail more than maybe two dozen times this year.
Replies: 36
Views: 1,359
Posted By rhm

Someone gave me a Lara bar (cherry, I think) on a...

Someone gave me a Lara bar (cherry, I think) on a ride several years ago and I thought it was pretty good so I bought a box of them. By the time I finished them, I had got really tired of them. That...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By rhm

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49233568126_d8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49233568126_d83496d07f_b.jpg
For what it's worth, here's what my 80 lux dynamo powered light shows me, as seen by my cell phone a few evenings ago. This is on...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By rhm

wait, let's repeat that just 'cuz So, for...

wait, let's repeat that just 'cuz


So, for a sports analogy, lumens is something like the number of goals attempted, lux is the number of goals scored? A high number of lumens is all well and...
Replies: 40
Views: 1,983
Posted By rhm

Oh, I agree wholeheartedly and vociferously! ...

Oh, I agree wholeheartedly and vociferously!

I fantasize about a database of approved route segments (controle to controle), from which riders could assemble a route of their choice. It could get...
Replies: 40
Views: 1,983
Posted By rhm

If you know a route exists, and people have...

If you know a route exists, and people have ridden it, and you know approximately where it starts and how long it is, the RWGPS search function will find it for you. I suspect Strava could do that...
12-15-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 615
Posted By rhm

As I mentioned in the other thread (see link...

As I mentioned in the other thread (see link above), I have one of those yellow Cinelli Unicanitor CMX saddles just like in the photos above. I've had it for six or ten years, somewhere in there. I...
Replies: 40
Views: 1,983
Posted By rhm

Can an RBA put a brevet on the calendar with a...

Can an RBA put a brevet on the calendar with a week's notice? I mean, let's say I got three or four riders to agree to do a 200k ride next weekend, we could ask the RBA to put something on the...
12-13-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 547
Posted By rhm

Very pretty! But it needs silver fenders,...

Very pretty! But it needs silver fenders, doesn't it? Or is that just me....
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By rhm

80 lux works fine for me. This lux-lumen...

80 lux works fine for me.

This lux-lumen thing just baffles me.
If someone can explain the difference and give me an approximate way to convert my one to the other, I'm listening
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,755
Posted By rhm

Disregard? In general, no. I try to be...

Disregard?

In general, no. I try to be aware of the traffic laws and obey them if they make sense. When the traffic light is red and cars are whizzing by at 60 mph in a 40 mph zone, it makes a...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,077
Posted By rhm

I've been finding my morning commute unusually...

I've been finding my morning commute unusually arduous for the last month or so. Must be me getting old. My commute is actually shorter now than it was last year, 4.4 miles whereas it used to be 5.5,...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,256
Posted By rhm

^^Ugh, I hate it when that happens. Glad you're...

^^Ugh, I hate it when that happens. Glad you're okay!

I hit some ice yesterday morning but managed to keep straight and upright. I'm not enjoying the cold, though!
Replies: 50
Views: 2,190
Posted By rhm

Well, yeah, you make good points. 26" wheels...

Well, yeah, you make good points. 26" wheels with skinny tires are significantly smaller than the alternate sizes, which is part of the reason they make a lot of sense for the smaller rider; but...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,190
Posted By rhm

Well, you can call it secret sauce if you want,...

Well, you can call it secret sauce if you want, others call it the Jan Heine Koolaid. Whatever. The thing that makes 650b stand out is that you can get really excellent tires in that size. You can...
Replies: 40
Views: 1,983
Posted By rhm

I guess I'll be sorry to see the perm program go....

I guess I'll be sorry to see the perm program go. I guess it depends how we, as riders, adapt. If riders know what works best for them, the organization will figure out how to accommodate that. I...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,190
Posted By rhm

I have bought into the Jan Heine groupthink in a...

I have bought into the Jan Heine groupthink in a somewhat selective manner. Can't say I'm much of an independent thinker here, but I'm not regretting many purchases. So... Breaking it down a bit......
12-11-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,399
Posted By rhm

Yup, that's them, and yes, I said cheesy, I said...

Yup, that's them, and yes, I said cheesy, I said terrible, and I mentioned the name of the manufacturer. You said low end crap. Sounds to me like we agree. The impression I got is that, it's a bad...
12-10-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,399
Posted By rhm

One of the mainland China companies made a...

One of the mainland China companies made a version of those 25-30 years ago. Lee Chi, I think. Cheesy finish, and a MAFAC-style brake shoe attachment. They were OEM on some bottom end MTB's, Columbia...
12-04-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,174
Posted By rhm

I would look at this as a process, not an event. ...

I would look at this as a process, not an event.

So the first step is to preserve everything that can be preserved, arrest any active rust, and so on.

Second step is to record everything....
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,524
Posted By rhm

If I pull a really bonehead move and am ashamed...

If I pull a really bonehead move and am ashamed to admit how stupid I was, I probably won't mention it to anyone, either my wife or you guys. But of course that has never happened. Never, as in not...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,108
Posted By rhm

While this isn't a problem I've had to encounter...

While this isn't a problem I've had to encounter (my bike frames all have eyelets for fenders) it shouldn't be a particularly difficult problem to solve.

You can already get these overpriced...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 14,976
Posted By rhm

Well, I don't know what other people do when...

Well, I don't know what other people do when they're not commuting by bike. That's not my business. In my case, yes, it's true, I do drive occasionally. I don't see how I can reduce my driving...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 14,976
Posted By rhm

Yup. ​​​​​​If an ebike replaces a car,...

Yup.

​​​​​​If an ebike replaces a car, that's good. If an ebike replaces a real bike, that's not good.
This is a bicycle forum. We're here because we ride bikes. Not because we drive cars.
This...
12-03-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,496
Posted By rhm

If you mean a stretched cover over a plastic...

If you mean a stretched cover over a plastic shell, I don't have any particular skill with that. I mean, I can do it; but so can anyone else, and they may be more interested in the job anyway. The...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By rhm

I presume Yash has posted this request, or a...

I presume Yash has posted this request, or a similar one, on every cycling forum s/he has found. Different forums have different geographical emphasis, not always by design. Most participants in...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,256
Posted By rhm

Heavy snow falling in central New Jersey as of 10...

Heavy snow falling in central New Jersey as of 10 AM Monday. It only started about an hour ago, so I definitely had time to get to work before it started, but I didn't go. The evening commute is...
12-01-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By rhm

Wow. That's really cool! I like the way you...

Wow. That's really cool!

I like the way you rinkoed the rear fender. Going full constructed soon?
12-01-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,496
Posted By rhm

No, sorry, I don't know the connection between...

No, sorry, I don't know the connection between Soffatti and Arius.

Soffatti also made leather saddles similar to a Brooks Professional. They had hand hammered copper rivets and a rather...
12-01-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By rhm

Makes sense, but that's not what happened....

Makes sense, but that's not what happened. Raleigh was the big fish, and the only big player that the TA conglomerate, who owned all the medium sized fish (Phillips, Hercules, Norman, and others),...
11-29-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,373
Posted By rhm

Yes, I have. But I'll qualify that: I've...

Yes, I have. But I'll qualify that:

I've bought a few of these. The first one worked great but I busted it by jamming the USB plug in backwards in the dark. The second one usually worked but...
11-29-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,779
Posted By rhm

Nice! :lol: I just got mine as well. ...

Nice! :lol:

I just got mine as well.

The material is odd. Looks stretchy, but isn't. Kinda scratchy. I suspect the skin on my shins isn't going to like it, but time (and cycling) will tell.
...
11-29-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 181,054
Posted By rhm

i think I have a Hetre that's at the end of its...

i think I have a Hetre that's at the end of its useful life if that's what you need. I do have a Pari-Moto that's nominally 48 mm but it's pretty new and anyway it's on a bike.

What Bottecchia is...
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