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07-23-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By noglider

Thanks for the article! I don't follow spectator...

Thanks for the article! I don't follow spectator sports, and I occasionally make an exception for bike racing but really, not often. I did follow it when Greg was in the Tour de France, and I had a...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 81,780
Posted By noglider

arbee, you said it (about Cuomo)! Thanks for...

arbee, you said it (about Cuomo)!

Thanks for setting attributions straight. You're right that it's confusing!
07-23-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By noglider

You say you are not a construction person, but...

You say you are not a construction person, but that's a lie. ;)
Forum: Touring
07-23-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,818
Posted By noglider

This discussion was just mentioned in the highly...

This discussion was just mentioned in the highly recommended Facebook group called Bicycle World.

The facebook post is here...
07-23-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By noglider

You probably shouldn't ride on them, but that...

You probably shouldn't ride on them, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't, because sometimes I do foolish things. How bad would a failure be for you? Sometimes tires live for years without UV or...
07-23-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,014
Views: 137,340
Posted By noglider

Yes, it's a 3x10 drivetrain. I'm not sure the...

Yes, it's a 3x10 drivetrain. I'm not sure the left brifter is really meant to shift a triple, but I made it work. The brifters are 105, the front derailleur is Ultegra, and the rear derailleur is...
07-23-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By noglider

Excellent. Did you look at plans or draw your own...

Excellent. Did you look at plans or draw your own or just improvise?
07-23-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 505,638
Posted By noglider

They are 37mm tires, Vittoria Voyager Hyper. I...

They are 37mm tires, Vittoria Voyager Hyper. I had them on a commuting bike, and they are outstanding. Off the wheel, they feel heavy in the hand, but they feel very light on the bike.

I have...
07-23-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 505,638
Posted By noglider

I can finally unveil my build in progress, my...

I can finally unveil my build in progress, my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. Nothing is original except brake calipers and headset.
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Forum: Northeast
07-23-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 81,780
Posted By noglider

arbee, I stand corrected. I had assumed the...

arbee, I stand corrected. I had assumed the source of funding since they accept Metrocards (right?).

zacster, my wife and I use Citi Bike to go distances of one or two miles. At such a short...
07-23-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,014
Views: 137,340
Posted By noglider

I volunteer at the bike coop on Monday evenings....

I volunteer at the bike coop on Monday evenings. Yesterday, the forecast called for heavy thunderstorms. I wanted to minimize my getting-wet-ness, and my Raleigh International, my only bike with...
Forum: Northeast
07-22-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 81,780
Posted By noglider

The MTA ferries are state-subsidized, too...

The MTA ferries are state-subsidized, too heavily, in my view. They cost a single $2.75 fare.

I believe it's time for the city to start subsidizing Citi Bike. There should be data that show it's...
07-22-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,933
Posted By noglider

I took a rural ride this morning. A deer paused...

I took a rural ride this morning. A deer paused on the road in front of me, not close enough to make it a near collision. She didn't see me at first, and then she ran. She was huge.

Later, a flock...
07-22-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13,889
Views: 1,234,588
Posted By noglider

Keep at it, and enjoy it. In time, you will get...

Keep at it, and enjoy it. In time, you will get better, and you'll find places to explore.

This past weekend, we had a severe heatwave. I'm good at handling the heat, but it seemed foolish for me...
07-22-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,369
Posted By noglider

Thank you for that tip. I've started using...

Thank you for that tip. I've started using leather tape for that reason, but there's a big difference between $35 and $55. I'll give it a try. But first, I have some Brooks synthetic tape I'll be...
07-22-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,014
Views: 137,340
Posted By noglider

I have made progress on my gravel bike, a 1971...

I have made progress on my gravel bike, a 1971 Raleigh Super Course. I have a tall Technomic stem and mustache handlebars. It will have fenders and dynamo lighting.
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07-22-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,721
Posted By noglider

Good points, JohnJ80. I will be buying...

Good points, JohnJ80. I will be buying high-intensity lights from now on, and I'll be recommending them. It amazes me when I see people riding with lights that they clearly think are consequential...
07-22-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,667
Posted By noglider

That's a total class act for a bicycle. I don't...

That's a total class act for a bicycle. I don't even want to call it a bike.

You forgot to mention those straw-shaped spoke reflectors. I have them, too. I keep meaning to test them, as I don't...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By noglider

search link...

search link (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=stage+fall+rolling+body)

I don't teach rolling off a bike. I start from standing and do a "stage fall" rolling onto my ankle, knee, hip,...
07-20-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,014
Views: 137,340
Posted By noglider

How long did that take? I did it a few years ago....

How long did that take? I did it a few years ago. It took a few weeks and repeated flushes. But it worked.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 403,678
Posted By noglider

Greiselman, I like the look, without billions of...

Greiselman, I like the look, without billions of giant decals. Did you remove decals, or did it come that way?
07-20-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,667
Posted By noglider

And we want not just lots of pictures but lots of...

And we want not just lots of pictures but lots of technical details!
07-20-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,667
Posted By noglider

Très élégant! Try regular grips. They have...

Très élégant!

Try regular grips. They have more padding. People speak well of Oury grips.
07-20-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By noglider

There is some technical material I can't follow...

There is some technical material I can't follow because I lack the required background. If that happens to you, don't be discouraged. Read what you can. I found it to be worthwhile, and I believe I...
07-20-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By noglider

How do these ride? I have the GP4000S-II, the...

How do these ride? I have the GP4000S-II, the discontinued top of the line, and they are amazing in 28mm.
07-20-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,758
Posted By noglider

She’s a beauty. Happy chapter.

She’s a beauty. Happy chapter.
07-20-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By noglider

Where is here? You can put your location in your...

Where is here? You can put your location in your profile. Mine says New York City but I’m in Ulster County this weekend, and it’s hot as blazes.
07-19-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By noglider

I tighten the seat clamp only until I can no...

I tighten the seat clamp only until I can no longer spin the seatpost in the frame and no longer. I don't even torque on the seat very hard to test.
07-19-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By noglider

You might try disconnecting the springs from the...

You might try disconnecting the springs from the arms, bending them out so they push out harder, then putting them back. You'll need some trial and error to get the spring tensions approximately...
07-19-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,032
Posted By noglider

63rickert, perhaps I spoke unclearly. By...

63rickert, perhaps I spoke unclearly. By "natural" I mean the cadence my body tends to take, but that is after years of training. I probably spin faster than most cyclists. But I don't spin as fast...
07-19-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,721
Posted By noglider

I trust that you do, but I don't.

I trust that you do, but I don't.
07-19-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5,358
Views: 411,926
Posted By noglider

Patience, my friend. It is an iterative process....

Patience, my friend. It is an iterative process. And yes, it takes a long time.

This arrived for me today.

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07-19-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,613
Posted By noglider

I would be frustrated if that happened to me, for...

I would be frustrated if that happened to me, for sure. But sales are always a time/money tradeoff. You sold it ostensibly because you wanted to sell it then and were willing to take that price then....
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 34,688
Posted By noglider

mgw4jc, thanks. I will definitely watch it. I...

mgw4jc, thanks. I will definitely watch it. I just watched the trailer. If you haven't seen the New York Harbor, I recommend it. It is vast, and I can feel the history when I stand there.

Then...
07-19-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 51,466
Views: 6,742,877
Posted By noglider

And a Raleigh-made Rudge Sports. I also had a...

And a Raleigh-made Rudge Sports. I also had a Twenty until it recently disappeared from my basement! But no great loss.
07-19-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By noglider

You folks should read The Bicycle Wheel by Jobst...

You folks should read The Bicycle Wheel by Jobst Brandt if you believe 3x and 4x give different riding characteristics or durability. The author debunks that stuff pretty well.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 34,688
Posted By noglider

Are you referring to the Sullenberger heroic...

Are you referring to the Sullenberger heroic story, or are you coincidentally making it up?

I hadn't heard about the triathlon! Good call, I guess, but it's a big shame. I participated in it in...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,956
Posted By noglider

That's well beyond the break-in period. I hope a...

That's well beyond the break-in period. I hope a mechanic figures out the problem.
07-19-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By noglider

I was already an expert when I joined, but having...

I was already an expert when I joined, but having been here a few years, I'm three times the expert I was at first. We all learn a lot here.
07-19-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,369
Posted By noglider

I put the front wheel between my legs and face...

I put the front wheel between my legs and face towards the back of the bike. This puts my eyes right over the handlebars. With each wrap, I look at the top and bottom of the bar to make sure the tape...
07-19-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By noglider

I have family (in-laws) on Bainbridge Island, so...

I have family (in-laws) on Bainbridge Island, so we visit every few years. It's a wonderful place in many ways. My sister-in-law and I ride the same size bike, and she loans me hers, so lucky me. A...
07-19-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By noglider

I'm not saying you're lying, but I don't believe...

I'm not saying you're lying, but I don't believe you. 4x can look like 3x, especially if you don't look closely. Besides, you don't usually have to check.

I've also worked on hundreds of bikes,...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,956
Posted By noglider

How long have you had them? They need a break-in...

How long have you had them? They need a break-in period.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,814
Posted By noglider

Today at 1300Z, i.e. 9am Eastern Time. ...

Today at 1300Z, i.e. 9am Eastern Time.

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07-19-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By noglider

No, you're thinking of 1-3/8

No, you're thinking of 1-3/8
07-19-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 51,466
Views: 6,742,877
Posted By noglider

Haha, thanks chainwhip. I have a Super Course and...

Haha, thanks chainwhip. I have a Super Course and an International, so my desire is just emotional, not practical. And I'm unemployed, so I ain't buyin' nothin' any time soon.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By noglider

I've taught a similar rolling technique while...

I've taught a similar rolling technique while teaching people how to ride a bike. Some people are more ready to learn to ride once they know how to fall. And then I found myself using the technique,...
07-18-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 64,181
Posted By noglider

Yes! I'll call you! And yes, I can adjust an...

Yes! I'll call you!

And yes, I can adjust an AW hub with my eyes closed, literally.
07-18-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,032
Posted By noglider

I built myself a fixed gear bike when I was...

I built myself a fixed gear bike when I was young, and I made the ratio very low, around 66 inches. I rode it all winter. That taught me how to spin. I went downhill very fast. I think I even hit 180...
07-18-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 51,466
Views: 6,742,877
Posted By noglider

That Gran Sport is so tempting. It's just like...

That Gran Sport is so tempting. It's just like the one I had when I was young. And it's nearby. Someone really should get it!
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