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07-04-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 73,858
Posted By noglider

I took some visiting friends on my new route...

I took some visiting friends on my new route which combines roads and a trail. Challenging hills. Here are the GPS breadcrumbs (https://ridewithgps.com/trips/51908952).

It started with a sighting...
07-04-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By noglider

I say don't get too fixated on the model if...

I say don't get too fixated on the model if you're looking for something used. Watch the bikes or frames for sale, and if one fits your criteria, grab it.
07-02-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,387
Posted By noglider

I can't quantify. I weigh 165. On 32mm tires, I...

I can't quantify. I weigh 165. On 32mm tires, I am in danger of bottoming out on potholes at 30 psi, but I've managed. The more weight you have, the higher pressure you require. The wider tire you...
07-02-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,387
Posted By noglider

canklecat, everyone is different, but somehow I...

canklecat, everyone is different, but somehow I can adjust to stuff like that easily. When I'm on a bike at risk of pedal strike, I coast through turns without thinking about it. You might be able...
07-02-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,387
Posted By noglider

You should go way down in pressure. You'll see...

You should go way down in pressure. You'll see why.
06-29-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By noglider

If they're trying to make people on pedal bikes...

If they're trying to make people on pedal bikes feel weak, yes, they're cheating. But if they're not comparing their times or speeds with others', then it's not cheating. There's nothing wrong with...
06-28-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By noglider

Maybe they're not on pedal bicycles.

Maybe they're not on pedal bicycles.
06-27-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,971
Posted By noglider

I hope the postal workers are healthy. I fear for...

I hope the postal workers are healthy. I fear for them.
06-27-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 42,859
Posted By noglider

@ojafen, I hadn't heard of the Contact Speed. It...

@ojafen, I hadn't heard of the Contact Speed. It looks nice and priced reasonably. Maybe that would be ideal for my spouse in 700x37. She could use some faster, softer tires, but if she hears I put...
06-26-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By noglider

There is a jeweler in Philly whose name I've...

There is a jeweler in Philly whose name I've forgotten. I know she's on Instagram. KonAaron Snake commissioned her to do at least one badge, and she did an outstanding job. Aaron, can you give her...
06-26-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 42,859
Posted By noglider

You're right that going to a wider tire is one...

You're right that going to a wider tire is one perceptible difference and going to a lighter tire is yet another perceptible difference. You've done one but not the other. If you use a light, large...
06-26-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 552,206
Posted By noglider

Here is something weird. I ordered a Rema patch...

Here is something weird. I ordered a Rema patch kit from Amazon, and it said the shipping would take a long time. I was not in a hurry, so I accepted. I ordered on May 9, and it arrived on June 23....
06-23-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,236
Posted By noglider

It looks good, orcas island! Do you love it now?

It looks good, orcas island! Do you love it now?
06-21-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 833
Posted By noglider

I take my chances. I rarely get flats. I use...

I take my chances. I rarely get flats. I use tires with no protection. I don't know why I'm so lucky. Maybe it's because NY State has had mandatory recycling since the early 1980s. Maybe I'm good at...
06-21-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By noglider

Microshifts gets mixed reviews. A discerning...

Microshifts gets mixed reviews. A discerning friend has it and likes it just fine. I wouldn't be afraid. I write this for the record, knowing that you've solved this problem. I might face it, too. I...
06-21-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 223,973
Posted By noglider

I know how to google that! I love your...

I know how to google that!

I love your pictures. I suspect the amount of fun you had is proportional to the amount of mud you picked up.
06-21-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By noglider

Thank you, and I wish the same to you and all the...

Thank you, and I wish the same to you and all the fathers here. One of my kids is visiting with their new wife. My daughter in law is not an experienced cyclist, and I recently converted her bike...
06-21-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By noglider

Well that's a pretty funny song, but I like The...

Well that's a pretty funny song, but I like The Girl I Can't Forget better. It has only a brief mention of a plastic cup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-erzGwxKN4
06-21-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,384
Posted By noglider

SafetyThird, I haven't heard of the powerbug. I...

SafetyThird, I haven't heard of the powerbug. I see you can get it on ebay for $48, shipped free from Poland. I look forward to hearing how it works for you. How do you plan to use it?
06-21-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By noglider

Maybe it's daunting because the workings are...

Maybe it's daunting because the workings are invisible when you're using it, but it's a simple mechanism, not hard to work on.
06-21-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By noglider

If you're not sure, err on the side of putting in...

If you're not sure, err on the side of putting in too few balls, not too many. Missing one or two won't cause problems. Having an extra one in there will cause problems.
06-19-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,371
Posted By noglider

The choice of tubing wasn't random. According to...

The choice of tubing wasn't random. According to my unreliable memory, there was at least one threesome of models that differed only in tubing because some people thought it made more of a difference...
06-19-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By noglider

I think Burley calls my tandem (the Zydeco) a...

I think Burley calls my tandem (the Zydeco) a mixte, though I'm not sure I agree. It came with a 3x7 drivetrain, and last year, I upgraded the rear to 11-speed, so I have the only 33-speed bike I've...
06-19-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 552,206
Posted By noglider

I got a 2-pack of taillights...

I got a 2-pack of taillights (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FDVSVDX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) for $15. Now the price is up to $18. They're good for the money and easy...
06-19-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By noglider

I've had a couple of these hubs, and I still have...

I've had a couple of these hubs, and I still have one. A few years ago, there was a comparison among the Sanyo H27, a certain Shimano, and some higher end hub. The Sanyo had the most drag but was, as...
06-18-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,453
Posted By noglider

Are those criterium bars?

Are those criterium bars?
06-18-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 552,206
Posted By noglider

malcala622 please provide a report on the tires....

malcala622 please provide a report on the tires. I hear good things. Right now I'm very happy with my Continental GP4000S-II tires in 28mm but I'm always interested in reports.
06-18-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,309
Views: 279,409
Posted By noglider

Revracer, oh my!

Revracer, oh my!
06-18-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,345
Posted By noglider

I like Kurt's idea a lot. Or donate the crap to a...

I like Kurt's idea a lot. Or donate the crap to a bike coop. It will be used well by deserving people, so you get good karma for that. You might even get a tax deduction.
06-18-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,371
Posted By noglider

At around that time, they made frames with with...

At around that time, they made frames with with Reynolds, Columbus, and Ishiwata, so the claim doesn't sound bogus to me.
06-17-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By noglider

I saw an Australian study that showed that...

I saw an Australian study that showed that ankles, knees, and elbows are the places for these. I can't be bothered to take care of all of them. At night, when I'm wearing long pants, I'll use...
06-17-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By noglider

Maybe honing it would have worked, but probably...

Maybe honing it would have worked, but probably not worth the effort.
06-16-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 199,664
Posted By noglider

Booger (RIP) went out in the rain and got himself...

Booger (RIP) went out in the rain and got himself very wet. We called him a water cat. He also played in the snow.
06-16-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,229
Posted By noglider

Wow, I hadn't heard about that.

Wow, I hadn't heard about that.
06-16-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By noglider

A votre santé!

A votre santé!
06-16-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,454
Posted By noglider

Oh OK you don't categorize tubeless within...

Oh OK you don't categorize tubeless within clincher. Thanks for clarifying.
06-16-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8,947
Views: 838,098
Posted By noglider

A small woman's Ironman came through my home a...

A small woman's Ironman came through my home a few years ago, back when I was flipping bikes. My kid Juj already had a bike of their own but they fell in love with this bike with the small front...
06-15-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 658
Posted By noglider

Why did they use two different names, Motobécane...

Why did they use two different names, Motobécane and Motoconfort? Do those names mean anything?
06-15-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,454
Posted By noglider

I don't get your point. Are there any other...

I don't get your point. Are there any other choices?
06-15-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,056
Posted By noglider

Thanks for posting. I have a friend who owns a...

Thanks for posting. I have a friend who owns a Favorit. It's in bad shape, but he's attached to it. I'll show him this thread.
06-15-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By noglider

I'm pretty sure your rustbucket is a 1973 model....

I'm pretty sure your rustbucket is a 1973 model. The prevailing wisdom here on bikeforums says that this was the only year Raleigh used those lugs. But what do I know.

I have a 1971 Super Course....
06-15-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,236
Posted By noglider

Yes those cranks are the same whether they come...

Yes those cranks are the same whether they come with the Holdsworth name, Velo Orange, or IRD. I recently put the triple crankset on my McLean. The rings are 48/34/24. Lowest gears I ever had, and I...
06-15-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,229
Posted By noglider

The handlebar clamp bolt on the stem was also...

The handlebar clamp bolt on the stem was also Whitworth. I suspect the reason for the Whitworth bolts was old stock hanging around. They were probably plentiful enough in the factory that the folks...
06-15-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 294,121
Posted By noglider

xxcycle.com in France seems to have just about...

xxcycle.com in France seems to have just about every B&M dynamo headlight (https://www.xxcycle.com/dynamo-front-light,en.php) available. If you spend some time browsing the site, you can see that...
06-15-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3,309
Views: 279,409
Posted By noglider

My new daughter in law is learning to enjoy what...

My new daughter in law is learning to enjoy what our family enjoys. After all, she even took our family name. My kid (who wants to be called my kid, not my daughter or son) bought her this 1980s...
06-15-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 937
Posted By noglider

cyccommute, can you give an example of an...

cyccommute, can you give an example of an application of using Simple Green as a detergent? I stopped using it entirely when you warned us about it and said mineral spirits does a better job (because...
06-15-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 314,300
Posted By noglider

halb you may not be able to use a standard...

halb you may not be able to use a standard English-threaded headset, because chances are, your fork is Raleigh-threaded. English is 24 tpi, and Raleigh is 26 tpi.

87 Demo, check alignment with...
06-15-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 223,973
Posted By noglider

I finally have pictures from a gravel ride. I...

I finally have pictures from a gravel ride. I rode in the Mohonk Preserve which happens to be the number 1 rock climbing destination in the country. The trail I took is, at times, almost a shear...
06-11-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By noglider

If it sizzled, something is wrong. Maybe you...

If it sizzled, something is wrong. Maybe you didn't reassemble it right?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By noglider

I had a car built in the early 80's. In those...

I had a car built in the early 80's. In those days, there were stories like:

Cop: Do you have any idea how fast you were driving?
Driver: Sorry, Officer, my speedometer only goes up to 85 mph.
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