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09-23-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 138,649
Posted By noglider

I misspoke. The arms are aluminum but the rings...

I misspoke. The arms are aluminum but the rings are steel. Still heavy. I got them cheap and they work great.
09-23-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,719
Posted By noglider

tpadul, what kind of animal did Belvedere get...

tpadul, what kind of animal did Belvedere get into a fight with?
09-23-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 893
Posted By noglider

BFisher, excellent question. How many people...

BFisher, excellent question. How many people would that appeal to? I’m not strong enough to need such a strong crank. And bike people will be skeptical about steel now that we’ve had alu cranks for...
09-23-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 138,649
Posted By noglider

Yes it rides great though it's quite heavy with...

Yes it rides great though it's quite heavy with all the accessories and the steel cranks. The tires are not ideal for gravel riding, but that won't stop me, since my slick 28mm tires don't stop me....
09-23-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7,815
Views: 2,302,242
Posted By noglider

I finally finished my 1971 Raleigh Super Course....

I finally finished my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. I installed a new Claris 2x8 drivetrain, dynamo lights, and Brooks Cambium handlebar tape.

...
09-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 893
Posted By noglider

There Brandt said that a Campy crank always...

There Brandt said that a Campy crank always lasted him less than a year. That's some serious pedaling. He claimed he was not unusually strong, but we know that's not true. He was strong, he rode many...
09-23-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 138,649
Posted By noglider

My retro-modded 1971 Raleigh Super Course, now...

My retro-modded 1971 Raleigh Super Course, now with a 2x8 drivetrain and dynamo lights.

...
09-23-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 669,721
Posted By noglider

I finally finished my long-term project, my 1971...

I finally finished my long-term project, my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. It has 700x37 tires which are pretty slick, not ideal, but they will do for now. With fenders, a rack, and three or four lights,...
09-23-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 315,309
Posted By noglider

I finally finished my 1971 Raleigh Super Course...

I finally finished my 1971 Raleigh Super Course which was a project that dragged out too long. I'm pleased with the result. More of the story is here....
09-23-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,772
Posted By noglider

I finally finished this project bike, my 1971...

I finally finished this project bike, my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. The work was dragging out for months or maybe even years so I picked up my effort. There were dozens of niggling problems to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,108
Posted By noglider

I was a bike mechanic in my young days. I worked...

I was a bike mechanic in my young days. I worked on a few Tyler kids' bikes. Tyler is a Polish brand. I guess they chose the name to make it sound appealing. The steel they used for nuts and bolts...
09-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 725,362
Posted By noglider

Cycle Tourist, your frame looks bent. :(

Cycle Tourist, your frame looks bent. :(
Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,704
Posted By noglider

I haven't commuted to college since March 12. I...

I haven't commuted to college since March 12. I haven't had a job, but I'll soon be an enumerator for the Census. The locations I need to visit might be near enough for me to visit by bike. I will...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By noglider

I got some great wool long underwear at REI.

I got some great wool long underwear at REI.
09-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By noglider

A manufacturer contacted me and asked me to...

A manufacturer contacted me and asked me to review one of these devices. He sent it to me for free. I'll post my impressions here.
09-23-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,099
Posted By noglider

Hidetaka Hirose, 1942-2020...

Hidetaka Hirose, 1942-2020 (https://www.renehersecycles.com/hidetaka-hirose-1944-2020/)
09-23-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By noglider

Sometimes, with a front derailleur intended for...

Sometimes, with a front derailleur intended for two chainrings, you can get it to work with three. And sometimes you can't. So whether it's intended to work or not, it's worth a try.
09-23-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 892
Posted By noglider

I use a rear view mirror attached to my glasses,...

I use a rear view mirror attached to my glasses, and I check it every few seconds.
09-23-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 138,649
Posted By noglider

They are not rare. Raleigh was the world's...

They are not rare. Raleigh was the world's biggest bike maker for many decades. The company exported bikes all around the planet.
09-22-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 893
Posted By noglider

I have no authority to say this but I suspect...

I have no authority to say this but I suspect those cranks failed at a greater rate than that of other cranks. But! Does that mean it's an inordinate risk? No, at least not for everyone. I'm fairly...
09-22-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 892
Posted By noglider

This is a concern. Some won't use anything while...

This is a concern. Some won't use anything while riding. Some take no precautions. Most of us are in the middle. Some states allow the use of one earphone. That's what I used to do. But now I have...
09-21-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,619
Posted By noglider

As the pads wear, they will rub on the tire. The...

As the pads wear, they will rub on the tire. The rubbing will heat up the tire and cause it to explode. You need longer brakes.
09-21-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 315,309
Posted By noglider

Today, I began the final touches on my 1971...

Today, I began the final touches on my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. No pictures today.
- I got the dynamo headlight working.
- I installed the front fender.
- I installed the Minoura bottle cage...
09-21-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,249
Posted By noglider

Does it count if you weren't carrying it? ;)

Does it count if you weren't carrying it? ;)
09-21-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,791
Posted By noglider

There are pluses and minuses to using a shop...

There are pluses and minuses to using a shop mechanic, but it's not categorically a mistake at all times for all people.
09-21-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7,815
Views: 2,302,242
Posted By noglider

In the early 90s I had Peter Weigle, a frame...

In the early 90s I had Peter Weigle, a frame builder, spread my 1982 McLean from 120 to 126. Since then, I've been putting a 130mm wheel in it, and it's been effortless. Maybe he really spread it to...
09-20-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7,815
Views: 2,302,242
Posted By noglider

the sci guy, yes, you can spread a 120mm frame to...

the sci guy, yes, you can spread a 120mm frame to 130mm. I've done it.
09-20-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,249
Posted By noglider

120 lbs of belgian block stones.

120 lbs of belgian block stones.
09-19-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,249
Posted By noglider

- A tank of gasoline - A desk chair - A dead...

- A tank of gasoline
- A desk chair
- A dead cat
- Probably others I've forgotten
09-17-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19,627
Views: 3,212,183
Posted By noglider

:lol: How do you get on and off that thing?

:lol:

How do you get on and off that thing?
09-17-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,581
Posted By noglider

Road Fan, :lol:! That does sound annoying. I...

Road Fan, :lol:!

That does sound annoying. I guess I'm lucky I haven't experimented that deeply.

My spouse's other bike, the one she rides more, is a Trek 7.3FX, a very nice flat bar bike. She...
09-17-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By noglider

Oh cool. I looked for both of those things and...

Oh cool. I looked for both of those things and didn't find them. Thanks. But now that I've made this, I like it better. :)
09-17-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By noglider

She doesn't want to make the bike heavier. Her...

She doesn't want to make the bike heavier. Her All City which is in NYC has a bottle dynamo, and it has caused problems, because it's hard to mount it right next to the cantilever brake boss. Plus it...
09-17-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By noglider

Charles Wahl, I have one of those, and I don't...

Charles Wahl, I have one of those, and I don't like it. The headlight is too low, so aiming it is tricky. It's too easy to point it too high, into people's eyes. Also, before making this mount, I was...
09-17-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 315,309
Posted By noglider

Ooh, good idea, thumpism. Maybe I could use the...

Ooh, good idea, thumpism. Maybe I could use the strap from a brake lever.
09-17-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By noglider

I think I've bought 8 or 10 of these lights. I...

I think I've bought 8 or 10 of these lights. I keep them with me as spares. The price fluctuates wildly between 9 and 23 dollars. I do use them a lot. I ride with lights day and night.

Thanks for...
09-17-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By noglider

I didn't make any measurements whatsoever. That...

I didn't make any measurements whatsoever. That was dumb. With the next one -- and I have a few more to make for our fleet -- I'll make the slits smaller. I might cover the whole thing in rubber...
09-17-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 315,309
Posted By noglider

My daughter lives in Denver and is staying with...

My daughter lives in Denver and is staying with us for now. She brought her bike, and we've tuned it up. She didn't like the saddle it came with, so she tried this Specialized Riva. She doesn't like...
09-17-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 315,309
Posted By noglider

I made a mount for a headlight on my fork. Here...

I made a mount for a headlight on my fork. Here is the complete thread. (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1213195-homemade-fork-light-mount.html#post21699244)
...
09-17-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By noglider

Homemade fork light mount

My handlebars can't spare space for a light, and I usually have a handlebar bag, so I can't mount a light on the handlebar.

This is the second such mount I've made. The first was out of PVC pipe...
09-17-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 315,309
Posted By noglider

Now that's a vise!

Now that's a vise!
09-17-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,581
Posted By noglider

Hi Ken. I can't say. I gave those tires to my...

Hi Ken. I can't say. I gave those tires to my spouse. She doesn't ride that bike often, and she's also not very observant about tires, so it's a big I-don't-know. No complaints, though. To the extent...
09-16-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By noglider

Shimano - Celebrating 25 Great Years...

Shimano - Celebrating 25 Great Years (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Shimano_-_Celebrating_25_Great_Years.html)
09-16-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,529
Posted By noglider

Since one person started it with a bad premise we...

Since one person started it with a bad premise we should all pile onto each other to finish it.
09-16-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,529
Posted By noglider

Boy, people are really snippy here.

Boy, people are really snippy here.
09-16-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 609
Posted By noglider

Right. And Weinmann calipers were made in...

Right. And Weinmann calipers were made in Switzerland and Belgium and perhaps somewhere else, too.
09-16-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,155
Posted By noglider

Face it, no matter what a maker says, price point...

Face it, no matter what a maker says, price point is key. SBDU fans don't expect SBDU details at this price point.
09-16-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,155
Posted By noglider

That's my feeling, too, that people here are all...

That's my feeling, too, that people here are all up in arms about not a whole lot. Like the bike or don't. I like it, and it's easy for me because I'm not buying it, either.

There's a US Raleigh?...
09-16-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,697
Posted By noglider

30-1/2 pounds might be the heaviest it's ever...

30-1/2 pounds might be the heaviest it's ever been!
09-16-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,529
Posted By noglider

My 31 year old daughter and I took a ride...

My 31 year old daughter and I took a ride yesterday. She has 25mm tires on her road bike. It might fit 28mm tires. We turned into a tourist site with a gravel driveway, and she said her bike couldn't...
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