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08-10-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By noglider

I would ride it. And it has Simplex Retrofriction...

I would ride it. And it has Simplex Retrofriction shifters.
08-10-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 297
Posted By noglider

I've used cyccommute's method with success. I've...

I've used cyccommute's method with success. I've also SOMETIMES succeeded at putting the cup in the vise. I've never been defeated by a fixed cup, and I've never used a torch for anything. I have...
08-10-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By noglider

You mean 3/32".

You mean 3/32".
08-10-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By noglider

I used a too-high concentration (since I didn't...

I used a too-high concentration (since I didn't know) in an unventilated space. I coughed. Maybe my eyes burned. I didn't really suffer, but hearing about it later, I might have taken some years off...
08-10-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,767
Posted By noglider

Filet brazing uses brass filler and a low...

Filet brazing uses brass filler and a low temperature torch burning acetylene.

TIG stands for tungsten inert gas. Tungsten is the filler, and the welder is electrical and creates a high...
08-10-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 297
Posted By noglider

I've tried the Sheldon method, and it never...

I've tried the Sheldon method, and it never worked for me. The bolt turns even after tightening the nut. What am I doing wrong?

robertj298, be sure you are turning clockwise, i.e. the opposite...
08-10-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By noglider

Please handle oxalic acid carefully. It doesn't...

Please handle oxalic acid carefully. It doesn't sting but it has long-term health risks. I handled it badly years ago, and I kick myself for it. Our bodies never flush it, and it accumulates with...
08-10-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 299,686
Posted By noglider

pcb, thanks! All good ideas. I'm voluntarily...

pcb, thanks! All good ideas. I'm voluntarily unemployed (back in college) so I've cut my expenditures way back, so I'll find the cheapest solution. What I have may last. I think I have a pair of bar...
08-10-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By noglider

I borrowed my sister-in-law's Di2 bike. I liked...

I borrowed my sister-in-law's Di2 bike. I liked it. It is definitely an improvement. I just can't afford that stuff yet. Maybe one day it will be the norm.
08-10-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By noglider

You could almost be charged with robbery.

You could almost be charged with robbery.
08-10-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By noglider

Sure, the Nest thermostat is very cool and...

Sure, the Nest thermostat is very cool and extremely useful.

No, I made up the bluetooth knife as an example of the kinds of things coming out these days.
08-10-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By noglider

Agreed. A lot of "smart" gadgets are nice, and...

Agreed. A lot of "smart" gadgets are nice, and the enhancements help. But somethings don't need to be smarter. Imagine a bluetooth chef's knife. I can't, either.
08-10-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 133,001
Posted By noglider

They never came with drop bars, unless you had...

They never came with drop bars, unless you had them changed at the shop upon buying yours.
08-10-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,245
Posted By noglider

Those portmanteaus with the dropped letter always...

Those portmanteaus with the dropped letter always look strange to me. Is SUPERACK supposed to be like Super Ack or Supe Rack?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 258,849
Posted By noglider

That's really nice, 3speedslow.

That's really nice, 3speedslow.
08-10-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,480
Views: 575,133
Posted By noglider

That hasn't happened to me much, though it just...

That hasn't happened to me much, though it just did. I have one of those cheap Chinese jerseys, and it's OK, certainly good for $20. It fits. One of those companies asked me to try their shorts and...
08-10-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 44,890
Posted By noglider

I don't have a particular one. Maybe they do...

I don't have a particular one. Maybe they do damage the stays but that seems like less of a problem than the behind-BB kind of crimping.
08-10-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 299,686
Posted By noglider

1982 McLean, my pride and joy which I've owned...

1982 McLean, my pride and joy which I've owned since 1983.

I've had a lot of trouble with the shifting of my rear derailleur. The problem is caused by a sharp bend in the cable as it exits the...
08-10-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 44,890
Posted By noglider

shoota, does your wife know how lucky she is....

shoota, does your wife know how lucky she is. Damn good job. For a kickstand, try the kind that clamps onto the rear stays. It works well and doesn't crimp the frame.
08-10-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 951
Posted By noglider

If you read the book The Bicycle Wheel by Jobst...

If you read the book The Bicycle Wheel by Jobst Brandt, you will see several reasons why this isn't true. Firstly, tension doesn't increase as the wheel rolls; it decreases at the bottom of the wheel...
08-09-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,464
Posted By noglider

I don't have any new purple bikes, but I still...

I don't have any new purple bikes, but I still have this old one. Here it is yesterday. Today it has (not shown) a new chain and cassette.

...
08-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By noglider

I won't be buying it, so please do. Sorry to...

I won't be buying it, so please do. Sorry to mislead.
08-04-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By noglider

I want that fork but I don't need it. :-\

I want that fork but I don't need it. :-\
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 258,849
Posted By noglider

Abus, not Arbus.

Abus, not Arbus.
08-04-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,998
Posted By noglider

Good spokes plus a Sun rim plus patience make a...

Good spokes plus a Sun rim plus patience make a very good wheel.
08-04-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By noglider

merlinextraligh, my spouse never complains about...

merlinextraligh, my spouse never complains about the ride being too rough.
08-04-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By noglider

Nonsense.

Nonsense.
08-04-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By noglider

I started this thread long ago, and I don't...

I started this thread long ago, and I don't remember the equipment I was dealing with. I don't remember the problem or the solution. But I guess I'm glad to learn a little upon its resurrection.
08-04-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,288
Posted By noglider

:roflmao: I had escargot in Paris. They were...

:roflmao:

I had escargot in Paris. They were in a pesto sauce. It was tasty. It tasted like pesto sauce.
08-03-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,288
Posted By noglider

When I was a sophomore in college in 1979, I...

When I was a sophomore in college in 1979, I bought myself a brand new Peugeot PXN-10LE. At around 21 lbs, it was the lightest bike I had ever owned, and it was pretty light for an off-the-shelf...
08-03-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By noglider

I tried one and didn't like it, but that doesn't...

I tried one and didn't like it, but that doesn't tell you much other than something about the shape of my crotch, which you don't need to know.
08-03-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 951
Posted By noglider

The idea that wheels with different flange sizes...

The idea that wheels with different flange sizes have different feels is ancient folklore that has also been debunked for a long time. No, you can't feel it. But the placebo effect is strong. A more...
08-03-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 261,847
Posted By noglider

:roflmao: You know me well enough to know I might...

:roflmao: You know me well enough to know I might even do that.
08-03-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 261,847
Posted By noglider

So I can sprinkle cayenne pepper as a repellent?

So I can sprinkle cayenne pepper as a repellent?
08-03-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 261,847
Posted By noglider

I regret to say I barely remember mailing some...

I regret to say I barely remember mailing some spoke nipples to francophile. He reminded me last week that I had wrapped them safely in Anthony Weiner...
07-30-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,594
Posted By noglider

Sleep easy knowing the bike you missed probably...

Sleep easy knowing the bike you missed probably has a stuck seatpost.
07-30-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 322
Posted By noglider

That's pretty funny. I made my own highly...

That's pretty funny.

I made my own highly generic decal for a generic-looking bike I had.

...
07-30-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,122
Posted By noglider

dddd is right. If the lever reaches the handlebar...

dddd is right. If the lever reaches the handlebar before much force is on the rims, lengthen the straddle cable to decrease leverage.
07-29-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 261,847
Posted By noglider

I don’t remember sending nipples. Did I use a...

I don’t remember sending nipples. Did I use a weed package or something?

Lyotard pedals are generally nice. Do I have your email address?
07-29-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 261,847
Posted By noglider

francophile, have you got any symmetrical rattrap...

francophile, have you got any symmetrical rattrap pedals?
07-29-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 261,847
Posted By noglider

Email me at tom@noglider.com. I may have what you...

Email me at tom@noglider.com. I may have what you need.
07-29-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 299,686
Posted By noglider

Leather saddles are not for everyone.

Leather saddles are not for everyone.
07-28-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By noglider

Hack 1: The guy who sold me my tandem didn't have...

Hack 1: The guy who sold me my tandem didn't have a rear stem. He lost it somehow. There were no stems available with the right diameter clamp size (to the front seatpost), 26.6 mm. I took a 27.2 mm...
07-28-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By noglider

You can use two hose clamps as a guide. Or really...

You can use two hose clamps as a guide. Or really anything. You don't have to be precise. You can make corrections after cutting with a file.
07-27-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By noglider

Here is a working link to that thread...

Here is a working link to that thread (https://tinyurl.com/y26xsu95).
07-27-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,122
Posted By noglider

Nice pictures. Thanks, bertinjim.

Nice pictures. Thanks, bertinjim.
07-26-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By noglider

oddjob2, what are you going to do with that bike?

oddjob2, what are you going to do with that bike?
07-26-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,658
Posted By noglider

tNuvolari, the roads here are quiet, and there...

tNuvolari, the roads here are quiet, and there are long stretches with no intersections. There are also no shoulders, so I take the entire lane most of the time. I'm lucky to have these conditions,...
07-26-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,122
Posted By noglider

The MAFAC RACER is nearly perfect. I know very...

The MAFAC RACER is nearly perfect. I know very well how to set it up, but it's easier to do it wrong, and then it doesn't work well. Dual pivots are easy to set right. So it's not a waste that they...
07-26-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,658
Posted By noglider

I'm 59 years old, and I'm still crazy enough to...

I'm 59 years old, and I'm still crazy enough to be working on my descending skills. I can do that now that I'm living full time upstate where we have lots of hills. On Friday, I hit a lifetime record...
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