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03-27-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 539
Posted By jimmuller

The thing I miss on the trainer is how the upper...

The thing I miss on the trainer is how the upper body and breathing and the mind have to keep working while riding downhill. You stop pedaling on a trainer and the whole physical exertion thing...
03-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 20,544
Posted By jimmuller

Not much of the bike, but what the heck. The bike...

Not much of the bike, but what the heck. The bike is a Peugeot TH8 tandem, the location Hampton Beach, NH.

http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/HamptonBeachStrip.jpg


Different bike, near the...
03-26-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 539
Posted By jimmuller

I ride a vintage bike on a Cyclops trainer quite...

I ride a vintage bike on a Cyclops trainer quite often when I can't ride outside because of weather, work commitments, pandemics, alien invasions, that sort of stuff.

Most of the time lately it...
Forum: Northeast
03-25-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8,671
Views: 986,360
Posted By jimmuller

Mike, it's good to see you still riding. Me, I've...

Mike, it's good to see you still riding. Me, I've been working from home and cooking and cleaning up and doing other kinds of indoor stuff, mostly. Also riding a trainer and watching some...
03-24-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By jimmuller

Thank you for your work. May your efforts to...

Thank you for your work. May your efforts to help others not be at the expense of your family.
03-23-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By jimmuller

Over the last five or so years C&V has had a...

Over the last five or so years C&V has had a number of discussions about the choice of stem vs. DT shift levers. Some people here like 'em and some don't and I don't want to open that discussion...
Forum: Northeast
03-23-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8,671
Views: 986,360
Posted By jimmuller

Good morning, Todd. It definitely makes you...

Good morning, Todd. It definitely makes you avant garde. Good to see you getting out.

I'm suspecting I won't be doing the CCRT ride in April. Unless things change dramatically between now and...
Forum: Northeast
03-22-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8,671
Views: 986,360
Posted By jimmuller

I didn't actually need the 16oz of Sip Of...

I didn't actually need the 16oz of Sip Of Sunshine I drank yesterday afternoon.

Still, it was a nice follow-up to the morning's ride. 34 miles, fierce northwest wind, temps rising from the low...
03-22-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By jimmuller

Original Mafac brake levers. I'd say original...

Original Mafac brake levers. I'd say original Simple shift levers except they aren't. It came with stem-mounted shift levers but after about a year or so I replaced them with the equivalent Delrin...
03-22-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14,899
Views: 1,479,094
Posted By jimmuller

Ride reports and pics are always welcome. I...

Ride reports and pics are always welcome.

I got out yesterday (which was today yesterday but would yesterday by yesterday's tomorrow, if you follow me, seein' as how I wanted to post this...
03-21-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By jimmuller

Welcome to BF. You are right in that your...

Welcome to BF. You are right in that your introductory post here is a bit tldr-ish. Still...

A UO-8 frame makes a good upgrade bike. Even among the high-end-Italian lovers here you will find...
03-21-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14,899
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Posted By jimmuller

That looks great. BTW, your description doesn't...

That looks great. BTW, your description doesn't say where you are. So it took me some digging to figure out you are in New Zealand.
03-20-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By jimmuller

Good choice. I have 25mm Paselas on mine. It is a...

Good choice. I have 25mm Paselas on mine. It is a sweet bike.
03-19-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,682
Posted By jimmuller

Unfortunately ignoring it will make neither an...

Unfortunately ignoring it will make neither an ignorable BF member or a virus actually go away.
03-19-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,682
Posted By jimmuller

I'm thinking it might be time to look for the...

I'm thinking it might be time to look for the "Add to ignore list" button.
Forum: Northeast
03-19-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8,671
Views: 986,360
Posted By jimmuller

Thank you, Bern. Stay safe, stay healthy! (Let...

Thank you, Bern. Stay safe, stay healthy! (Let us wish that for everyone.)


Good to see. I managed to get out late yesterday afternoon and yesteryesterday afternoon also. Yesterday's traffic...
03-18-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14,899
Views: 1,479,094
Posted By jimmuller

I went out for another 15 or so miles today. No...

I went out for another 15 or so miles today. No pics. I just rode, mostly suburban-ish roads.
03-18-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 25,016
Posted By jimmuller

One of my favoritest bikes is my upgraded '72...

One of my favoritest bikes is my upgraded '72 UO-8 with the frame sticker "inoxydioblabileble" or however it is spelled. A predecessor to Carbolite 103, I guess, unless they just renamed their own...
03-18-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By jimmuller

Nice. What wheels, what size tires?

Nice.

What wheels, what size tires?
03-17-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14,899
Views: 1,479,094
Posted By jimmuller

Okay, I think I got it right this time. Took the...

Okay, I think I got it right this time. Took the Grandis out for about an hour and a half under a gray melancholy sky.

http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/GrandisInArlington.jpg
03-17-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 25,016
Posted By jimmuller

You do realize, don't you, that this thread has...

You do realize, don't you, that this thread has been dormant for four and a half years? Any Carbolite tubing will have rusted completely away during that time.:D
03-17-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By jimmuller

Could that be Gios?

Could that be Gios?
03-16-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14,899
Views: 1,479,094
Posted By jimmuller

As always, some great pics here! As usual, I...

As always, some great pics here!

As usual, I have none to post, and no rides to speak of lately.
03-16-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 675,275
Posted By jimmuller

Ooh, that look nice!

Ooh, that look nice!
Forum: Northeast
03-16-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8,671
Views: 986,360
Posted By jimmuller

[/color] Jim-f-B, thanks for the well wishes....

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Jim-f-B, thanks for the well wishes. Actually, I wishes it hadn't happened but second best is wishes it turns out better sooner. Sharon is doing well.

That guy who helped us deserves the...
03-12-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,682
Posted By jimmuller

I don't own a Toyota so I don't worry about the...

I don't own a Toyota so I don't worry about the Corona virus. And I don't usually drink any of that Mexican beer.


In all seriousness, you are probably right. Not so much age per se as general...
03-12-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,035
Posted By jimmuller

Thanks for asking. Through the magic of medical...

Thanks for asking. Through the magic of medical grade screws and the chemistry of pain killers she is doing well! Now it just a matter of time, some number of weeks that will certainly be more than...
03-11-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 20,544
Posted By jimmuller

You know, just once I'd like to see an artsy...

You know, just once I'd like to see an artsy picture of a bike from the non-drive side. Just sayin'.
03-11-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,035
Posted By jimmuller

I thank you (and others) for the implied...

I thank you (and others) for the implied compliments in the phrase "veteran tandem team". For everyone else, the fact is we aren't really all that fast, especially on the return! None of you will...
03-11-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,682
Posted By jimmuller

Welcome to BF but I must say your multiple posts...

Welcome to BF but I must say your multiple posts just to run up your post count up are incredibly discourteous.

If you continue many of us will put you on our Ignore lists.
03-11-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,682
Posted By jimmuller

That is fine as long as you don't pass an...

That is fine as long as you don't pass an undetected case to anyone else.
03-10-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,682
Posted By jimmuller

You have to take death rates from early stats...

You have to take death rates from early stats with a big grain of salt. You always know how many have died. Until you start agressive and accurate screening you don't know how many people are...
03-10-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,682
Posted By jimmuller

Agreed, it is not about whether you get sick, nor...

Agreed, it is not about whether you get sick, nor even about whether someone you know gets sick from you. It's about the people they know and the people they know and the people they know, etc.
03-09-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,475
Posted By jimmuller

I'm sure I answered this a long time ago, which...

I'm sure I answered this a long time ago, which is why I'm subscribed. But what the heck, I'll answer again. So far I'm up to eleven (like Nigel Tufnel's amplifier). That's not counting the...
03-09-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,035
Posted By jimmuller

Alas, we are unable to attend this year. We have...

Alas, we are unable to attend this year. We have music commitments in Maine that weekend. Bummer but not unexpected. Y'all have fun, ya' hear? Post a report!
Forum: Northeast
03-08-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8,671
Views: 986,360
Posted By jimmuller

Thanks for asking, Top. It is nothing that a bit...

Thanks for asking, Top. It is nothing that a bit of time won't cure. Not all that much time either.
Forum: Northeast
03-08-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8,671
Views: 986,360
Posted By jimmuller

We took the tandem out today, didn't get as far...

We took the tandem out today, didn't get as far as we wanted. After four and half miles we took a spill at walking speed, starting from a standstill on a slight uphill. I think we got hit by a gust...
03-03-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14,899
Views: 1,479,094
Posted By jimmuller

Your tape player must have enjoyed watching youj.

Your tape player must have enjoyed watching youj.
03-03-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 129,293
Posted By jimmuller

Spares are good. But can you ride a unicycle?

Spares are good. But can you ride a unicycle?
03-02-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14,899
Views: 1,479,094
Posted By jimmuller

My morning commute held a few surprises. The...

My morning commute held a few surprises. The first was the "Bikeway Closed" sign. So, like, how am I supposed to get to work this morning? I rode the MM anyway. Didn't see anything until I...
Forum: Northeast
03-02-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8,671
Views: 986,360
Posted By jimmuller

My morning commute held a few surprises. The...

My morning commute held a few surprises. The first was the "Bikeway Closed" sign. So, like, how am I supposed to get to work this morning? I rode the MM anyway. Didn't see anything until I...
Forum: Northeast
02-25-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8,671
Views: 986,360
Posted By jimmuller

We did about 27 miles on the tandem on Sunday, a...

We did about 27 miles on the tandem on Sunday, a nice day. I've been commuting. Lots of agita in the traffic yesterday and today. Lots of debris on the roads too.
02-23-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14,899
Views: 1,479,094
Posted By jimmuller

There's no pics like no pics. Which I ain't got...

There's no pics like no pics. Which I ain't got none, now do I? But we did do 27 miles on the tandem today.

Nice pics.
02-21-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 129,293
Posted By jimmuller

It will be mind boggling if you ever get those...

It will be mind boggling if you ever get those tires. :D
02-19-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,699
Posted By jimmuller

My doctor says I'm shorter now than I used to be....

My doctor says I'm shorter now than I used to be. (I am in denial but can't argue.) At 71 I have less trouble now riding the same bikes I rode almost half a century ago. You don't need to hear me...
02-18-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 34,458
Posted By jimmuller

Yeah. That looks more right with the black tape....

Yeah. That looks more right with the black tape. Nice looking bike.
Forum: Northeast
02-18-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8,671
Views: 986,360
Posted By jimmuller

mr b, nice pics. I managed to get out on...

mr b, nice pics.

I managed to get out on Monday, first non-commute ride of the year.

http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/DriveSideRide.jpg
02-18-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 675,275
Posted By jimmuller

That is a #1 pump. I had one. It broke like...

That is a #1 pump. I had one. It broke like that on its 2nd or 3rd use. But for being a #1-time-only pump it worked great.

Speaking of French bikes, I did my first non-commute ride of the year...
02-18-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14,899
Views: 1,479,094
Posted By jimmuller

Well, I don't have lots of fancy pics to post. ...

Well, I don't have lots of fancy pics to post. Just one. But it is my first non-commute, sew-up equipped bike ride this year. It was nice to ride zippy wheels. The Peugeot PF10 spoke to me.
...
02-14-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 675,275
Posted By jimmuller

Yes. I don't recall the pressure gauge feature...

Yes. I don't recall the pressure gauge feature but your note prompts me to imagine that I remember it.

What I do remember is they broke easily. The handle pulled off mine after maybe two uses. ...
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