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08-18-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By rhm

What's the evidence that this bike is faster than...

What's the evidence that this bike is faster than the other one? It feels faster? Strava records? Races won?
08-17-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By rhm

For what it's worth, the saddle is an Idéale....

For what it's worth, the saddle is an Idéale. I'll guess a model 90.
08-17-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,360
Posted By rhm

Yeah, lacing up only the NDS would be a mistake....

Yeah, lacing up only the NDS would be a mistake. You're very likely to twist or break the hub.

Lacing up only the drive side will probably work, but for obvious reasons it's tricky.

I have...
08-15-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By rhm

I have used a thin smear of Elmers glue, which...

I have used a thin smear of Elmers glue, which works well. But you have to carefully work out all the bubbles of glue, until there appears to be nothing left, and then you have to let it dry for a...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By rhm

You seem to assume that riding with gears is more...

You seem to assume that riding with gears is more fun, or easier, or more efficient, or something like that. If you believe that, fixie doesn't make any sense at all.

But in my experience, fixie...
Replies: 32
Views: 3,173
Posted By rhm

Bump in hope of updated info!

Bump in hope of updated info!
Forum: Commuting
08-08-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,152
Posted By rhm

I found a block of solid metal the other day. Of...

I found a block of solid metal the other day. Of course I put it in my bag to investigate later. Well it turns out to be rather unusual, it's aluminum, a full 0.5" thick, 4.5" long, 3" wide, with...
08-07-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,272
Posted By rhm

The Raleigh Grand Prix of the 70's used Carlton...

The Raleigh Grand Prix of the 70's used Carlton Crespera lugs. They are pretty distinctive, though other manufacturers made similar lugs. But the photo of the head tube in the first post shows that...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,152
Posted By rhm

This isn't about commuting, nor even cycling, but...

This isn't about commuting, nor even cycling, but it seems the right place for the story anyway:

A couple months ago I drove down to Virginia to adopt my mother's dog. On the drive back we stopped...
08-05-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By rhm

It looks to me like the lettering says...

It looks to me like the lettering says "coureur"on the skirt and"sanmarco" on the back. I'm not familiar with this saddle but it appears to be a cheap saddle with springs under the top. Not something...
Replies: 222
Views: 18,035
Posted By rhm

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I rode New England Randonneurs' "ah Canada" 400k yesterday....
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By rhm

This is an interesting thread! I'm kinda amazed...

This is an interesting thread! I'm kinda amazed at the different problems, different causes, different solutions.

I have a wrist brace that I use when my symptoms flare up. It feels good...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By rhm

That was probably me, that wrote that. Down...

That was probably me, that wrote that.

Down tube shifter or bar end shifters are both good for my hands. STI and Ergo, not so much.

Then again, I have not tried all the STI shifters ever...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,630
Posted By rhm

Thanks for the tip! :beer:

Thanks for the tip!
:beer:
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By rhm

Yes, I find a flat course becomes unbearable...

Yes, I find a flat course becomes unbearable after a while. Hour after hour at the same cadence, no coasting ever, only way to get out of the saddle is to hold the brakes and pedal standing up. I'd...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By rhm

I had really awful bout with carpal tunnel issues...

I had really awful bout with carpal tunnel issues a month ago. I had spent many days working with my hands all day long, preparing to move from one house to another, then building a fence at the new...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,630
Posted By rhm

I would not say BMW drivers tend to be bad...

I would not say BMW drivers tend to be bad drivers. The problem is more or less the opposite: they tend to think highly of their own driving, and they enjoy driving, and are more likely to drive in...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,630
Posted By rhm

Hmmm.... well, I hope you're taking this in a...

Hmmm.... well, I hope you're taking this in a lighthearted way... but here we go.

Well, no. I'm definitely not PRE-judging anyone. If I judge anyone (and I dispute that as well) I only do it...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,630
Posted By rhm

The thing about BMW(car) drivers, though, is that...

The thing about BMW(car) drivers, though, is that it's true. Not all BMW drivers, but many. Maybe even most.

I first noticed this phenomenon in Munich, where they're made. I later discovered that...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By rhm

Whatever you do, dont cut off the middle...

Whatever you do, dont cut off the middle attachment points. Plastic fenders need all that support. Too flimsy without them.
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,825
Posted By rhm

This is someone else's problem. I don't know...

This is someone else's problem. I don't know whether it's safe or not, but I do know I'm not a policeman. If that guy passed me on a NYC street and then slowed down, which is what they usually do,...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,152
Posted By rhm

When I find wallets, I do my best to return them...

When I find wallets, I do my best to return them to the owner. In one case that meant riding about ten miles out of my way; I was out for a ride and didn't intend to go that way, but no big deal. ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By rhm

Ah, did you fix it? Seems to work now. Thanks! ...

Ah, did you fix it? Seems to work now. Thanks!

Yup, Old Mine, AKA "Walker's Hill."



The 42-17 would probably work fine, but I think the 46-17 will be okay as well. The climb won't be...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By rhm

Ah, did you fix it? Seems to work now. Thanks! ...

Ah, did you fix it? Seems to work now. Thanks!

Yup, Old Mine, AKA "Walker's Hill."
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By rhm

I have a Strava link to a ride I did last June, a...

I have a Strava link to a ride I did last June, a week after riding a 1200 km that was also pretty hilly. This doesn't seem to work, but maybe someone more adept at linkology can figure it out.
...
07-27-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By rhm

It's an aluminum post? Birmalux send likely....

It's an aluminum post? Birmalux send likely. Strata is also possible, depending on the date.
07-26-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 51,261
Posted By rhm

I almost forgot to tell about this one: 7:30...

I almost forgot to tell about this one:

7:30 PM July 11 I started a 1000 km brevet around Lake Ontario. As we were approaching Oswego I felt my rear tire getting soft. Pumped up twice before we...
07-26-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,959
Posted By rhm

As long as you stay within certain limits, a lot...

As long as you stay within certain limits, a lot of this stuff just doesn't matter much. For me, the difficulty is knowing when I get close to those limits. With that in mind, wide tires are simply...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,987
Posted By rhm

News flash! Pete is considering running a...

News flash!

Pete is considering running a 1200 km version of LOL next year.

Anyone who's interested should contact him. The more interest people show, the greater the likelihood that it...
07-24-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,829
Posted By rhm

I was initially a bit concerned that brass might...

I was initially a bit concerned that brass might not be strong enough, but so far I haven't seen any brass rivets fail, except for some that I hadn't installed well. I have had to drill some brass...
07-23-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,875
Posted By rhm

If the valve fails, the tube gets tossed. ...

If the valve fails, the tube gets tossed.

And sometimes the tube cannot be patched. If the puncture is too close to the valve, or another patch, the tube gets tossed. If the valve core is...
07-21-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By rhm

I have the levers to go with those. Similar to...

I have the levers to go with those. Similar to MAFAC, but even more boxy. The boxy shape is unusual for the period but is really comfortable. More like modern levers.
07-20-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,900
Posted By rhm

I think the headbadge you describe was in use...

I think the headbadge you describe was in use until sometime in the 30's. At that time most bikes were single speed models that could be upgraded to three or five speeds. The oil port was common...
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By rhm

I'd put the date around 1999-2001. My wife bought...

I'd put the date around 1999-2001. My wife bought one with that color scheme around then.
07-18-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By rhm

It depends on the saddle, and "olde sells Italia"...

It depends on the saddle, and "olde sells Italia" tells me nothing. Is this a plastic saddle with leather cover?
Replies: 29
Views: 2,987
Posted By rhm

The funny thing about that headwind, though, was...

The funny thing about that headwind, though, was that it felt good. On nice roads, and there were a lot of nice roads, the wind kept me cool, though it was hard work, and slowed me down.

Around 6...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,987
Posted By rhm

Okay, so I did LOL again as planned. Another...

Okay, so I did LOL again as planned. Another rider offered me a ride, which was just what I wanted. Alas it turned out I had to go to Ithaca for work anyway, so I rented a beast of a car (Ford flex)...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By rhm

Thanks, guys, for the heads up! I was away from...

Thanks, guys, for the heads up! I was away from the forum while riding my bike around Lake Ontario... again. Doh!

Anyway:

I'm pretty sure I could take a B17, remove all six rivets at the rear,...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By rhm

Thanks for the follow-up! I use a much...

Thanks for the follow-up!

I use a much cheaper saddle bag, and I have similar misgivings about it.
07-09-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By rhm

H Lloyd, in England, has most old Raleigh decals...

H Lloyd, in England, has most old Raleigh decals going back to the 30's. I'd look at what they have.
07-09-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By rhm

I have a 1970-ish Bottecchia set up as a fixed...

I have a 1970-ish Bottecchia set up as a fixed gear randonneuring bike. 650b, fenders, front rack, dynamo lighting.
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By rhm

Yup. I've ridden my fixed gear bike on a lot...

Yup.

I've ridden my fixed gear bike on a lot of centuries (110-115 miles usually) on Eastern Long Island, which is pretty flat, and several hilly 200k's in eastern PA and central NJ, and that was...
07-04-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By rhm

Aerodynamics.

Aerodynamics.
07-03-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,922
Posted By rhm

I agree that Rema "Tip Top" patch kits are...

I agree that Rema "Tip Top" patch kits are excellent.

But I now buy packages of patches made in China (find then on eBay) and tubes of glue separately (also eBay). As long as it's a vulcanizing...
07-03-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,022
Posted By rhm

Dang. I too found two ratcheting wrenches on the...

Dang. I too found two ratcheting wrenches on the road just like you said. Both Pittsburgh brand (harbor freight) but different versions of the same thing. Both in the same place, approx (same bridge...
07-03-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,580
Posted By rhm

That sounds like what I want to do. Got a photo,...

That sounds like what I want to do. Got a photo, by any chance? I

tried hanging them rear wheel up once, and found that difficult to manage, but for the less frequently ridden bikes that might not...
07-03-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,828
Views: 475,469
Posted By rhm

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Univega Supra Sport, red, 22" seat tube, 22" to tube....
07-03-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,580
Posted By rhm

How can you hang the most bikes in a given wall space?

Title says it all. I have too many bikes and though I do intend to sell many, I will still need to store the remaining ones in the least possible space.

I'm thinking two rows of hooks, reach hook...
07-03-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,350
Posted By rhm

Raleigh RSW-16 Deluxe, in the mid-60's, had a...

Raleigh RSW-16 Deluxe, in the mid-60's, had a dynamo hub and both headlight and the Raleitaillight and built into/onto the fenders, wires hidden inside the fenders and in the frame. The Superbe...
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