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08-21-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By noglider

Pic assist: http://i.imgur.com/k8h880L.jpg ...

Pic assist:

http://i.imgur.com/k8h880L.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CUYNJOU.jpg
08-21-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By noglider

Does anyone remember the Cyclo Rivoli chain tool?...

Does anyone remember the Cyclo Rivoli chain tool? It was around in the 70s and 80s. I miss that one. I broke a few, but I also mastered its use.
08-21-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By noglider

A truing stand is one of the least essential bike...

A truing stand is one of the least essential bike tools. I do happen to have one, but sometimes I just put a zip tie on the frame or fork. I use it as a gauge to see how close/far the rim is from the...
08-21-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By noglider

I don't like multitools. I do carry an MT-1 but I...

I don't like multitools. I do carry an MT-1 but I hope not to need it much. I prefer real tools, and honestly, they're not that heavy or hard to keep organized.
08-21-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By noglider

It's a half-joke. Some have screechy brakes and...

It's a half-joke. Some have screechy brakes and realize that it's useful and decide not to fix them. But not everyone likes that. Keep toeing them in until they're sufficiently quiet.
08-21-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,655
Posted By noglider

Vice (with a 'c') is immoral or wicked behavior. ...

Vice (with a 'c') is immoral or wicked behavior.

A vise (with an 's') is a metal tool with movable jaws.

They are pronounced the same but spelled differently.

I was using google alerts to...
08-21-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By noglider

The bike looks terrific, and the price seems very...

The bike looks terrific, and the price seems very low. Grab it, but make sure the seatpost and stem move, and make sure the bike fits.

I had a Bianchi Volpe, lower than this model, I think. It was...
08-21-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 218
Posted By noglider

Or you could remove one of the brake pads....

Or you could remove one of the brake pads. Putting it back on might be easier than inflating the tire.
08-21-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5,412
Views: 421,158
Posted By noglider

That's handsome, JaccoW.

That's handsome, JaccoW.
08-21-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 485
Posted By noglider

Leather saddles of all colors eventually turn...

Leather saddles of all colors eventually turn black.
08-21-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 756
Posted By noglider

When spinning very fast on a fixie, I've had the...

When spinning very fast on a fixie, I've had the feeling that the pedals would throw me off the bike, but I'm not sure that that would happen. Maybe I would be thrown to the side, not over the bars....
08-21-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By noglider

I don't see the problem. Can you describe it?

I don't see the problem. Can you describe it?
08-21-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 756
Posted By noglider

TimothyH, you get it. I see another person also...

TimothyH, you get it. I see another person also doesn't get it. Oh well.
08-20-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By noglider

Good choice. Sometimes I think SPD might be...

Good choice. Sometimes I think SPD might be Shimano's best invention.
08-20-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 756
Posted By noglider

Some of you don't understand what the question...

Some of you don't understand what the question is. He's not asking how to survive or whatever. He's not asking for advice. He's saying he knows that a person would wipe out, and the question is, how?...
08-20-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By noglider

A worthy project. Those derailleurs are...

A worthy project. Those derailleurs are surprisingly good.

I recommend against taking the freewheel apart if you can avoid it. But if you really must, the dust cap is reverse-threaded.

A...
08-20-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,850
Posted By noglider

It actually is good for the knees, but too much...

It actually is good for the knees, but too much can be bad. My chronic knee pain is lessened if I ride regularly.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By noglider

How would a bug damage your lens? And a small...

How would a bug damage your lens? And a small rock, OK, I could see that happening, but I don't remember hearing of it, ever.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 715
Posted By noglider

I don't have people waving me on, but lately, the...

I don't have people waving me on, but lately, the taxi drivers, who used to offer no courtesy, yield when they should be doing so. I'm still getting used to it.
08-19-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,850
Posted By noglider

I'd say the danger is probably exaggerated. I was...

I'd say the danger is probably exaggerated. I was diagnosed with chondromalacia (roughness in the insides of the kneecaps) when I was only 24 years old. They told me it was wear and tear. I'm 58 now,...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By noglider

Good one, Korina.

Good one, Korina.
08-19-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 154,748
Posted By noglider

This thread has the best pictures.

This thread has the best pictures.
08-19-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 145,850
Posted By noglider

I did lots of wrenching this weekend. Saturday, I...

I did lots of wrenching this weekend. Saturday, I volunteered as a mechanic at an event, and I was able to help a lot of people. They were very grateful, and it's satisfying for me.

Sunday I...
08-19-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14,012
Views: 1,259,994
Posted By noglider

Saturday, I participated in an event called Bike...

Saturday, I participated in an event called Bike East, run by an advocate called The Brown Bike Girl (https://thebrownbikegirl.com/). She brings cycling to folks in underserved neighborhoods, who...
08-16-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,097
Posted By noglider

Your plan is a good one, and many of us have done...

Your plan is a good one, and many of us have done it. Stick with the center pulls until you know you want the dual pivots.
08-16-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By noglider

I just bought one of these shims...

I just bought one of these shims (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K5S30H2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) for that purpose. It works perfectly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By noglider

That shoe can accept either type of cleat. Notice...

That shoe can accept either type of cleat. Notice the five bolt holes.

I like SPD a lot. There are mountain shoes which have extra sole material to make the cleats recessed. I recommend this, as...
08-16-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,098
Posted By noglider

Of course, it depends on the rider and terrain...

Of course, it depends on the rider and terrain and so many other things. Sometimes on the same course on the same bike, I'll use two or three gears on one day and many more on another day.

I...
08-16-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By noglider

See if the cable is entering the front derailleur...

See if the cable is entering the front derailleur at the right angle. Sometimes, at the wrong angle, it can't pull far enough.
08-16-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By noglider

No, upgrades like this are pretty useless, in my...

No, upgrades like this are pretty useless, in my view, and they're quite expensive. Tiagra stuff works fine. If it wears out, replace it, and it might never wear out. 10 speeds already allow nice,...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,256
Posted By noglider

greg3rd48, I volunteer at Mechanical Gardens, not...

greg3rd48, I volunteer at Mechanical Gardens, not Time's Up. Tomorrow three of us are representing Mechanical Gardens on the Bike East event (https://www.bikeeast.org/events). We will offer...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By noglider

That's very cheap for an e-bike. You'd be getting...

That's very cheap for an e-bike. You'd be getting the bottom of the line. How picky are you about quality in general?
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,424
Posted By noglider

I've been letting my dynamo-powered lights (on...

I've been letting my dynamo-powered lights (on the bike so-equipped) stay on but not turning on my battery-powered lights unless it was night. I've recently changed. I run my lights no matter what...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By noglider

BobbyG, you check google maps before you head...

BobbyG, you check google maps before you head out? I do that in the car but not the bike. Traffic generally doesn't affect my bike travel times.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By noglider

You were pleased when you got rid of the car, and...

You were pleased when you got rid of the car, and you're pleased to have it. I guess you're easy to please.
08-15-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By noglider

Upon thinking further, I think using the oil...

Upon thinking further, I think using the oil bottle directly on the chain is easy enough. Jeez, maybe I should make a video. It doesn't seem that hard.
08-15-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,573
Posted By noglider

And all of us American C&V collectors don't...

And all of us American C&V collectors don't manage to raise the average rate of bike ownership!
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By noglider

I don't often wear lycra, but I do like to be the...

I don't often wear lycra, but I do like to be the first in line at a red light. I'm more visible that way, and drivers have to decide consciously how to pass me. NYC even started putting "bike boxes"...
08-14-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By noglider

I wonder why that doesn’t happen to me. Maybe I...

I wonder why that doesn’t happen to me. Maybe I drip more sparingly. But I use very viscous oil.
08-14-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By noglider

OK I stand corrected on sugar. I had a problem...

OK I stand corrected on sugar. I had a problem with it only once, and who knows what the cause was.
08-14-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,585
Posted By noglider

I have some of these shirts...

I have some of these shirts (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BZFSMD3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1). 3 for $24. They are even cooler than my jerseys. I feel like I have a/c...
08-14-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,879
Posted By noglider

ksryder is right about the proper use and abuse...

ksryder is right about the proper use and abuse of the term jump the shark.

It was in about 1975 or 1976 when I asked a bike shop owner why low flange hubs were coming into style. He said they...
08-14-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By noglider

T-Mar will correct me if I'm wrong: Nishiki was a...

T-Mar will correct me if I'm wrong: Nishiki was a brand created by an American company, West Coast Cycles. So taking what he is saying, that company wanted to build the Nishiki brand by having an...
08-14-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 145,850
Posted By noglider

I should have provided more context. The woman I...

I should have provided more context. The woman I taught was there mostly to learn what the bike coop is about. She is involved in another community volunteer project, of bringing wifi to the...
08-13-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By noglider

Too much sugar, too early, can do bad things. If...

Too much sugar, too early, can do bad things. If I'm heading out for a longish ride, I'll take two bottles. One has plain water, and the other has just a bit of fruit juice, mostly water, plus a bit...
08-13-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 636
Posted By noglider

Is it hard for some to develop a habit of not...

Is it hard for some to develop a habit of not pedaling through corners? Not for me, but I'm only one person.

I'm only discussing freewheel bikes. Clearly, pedal strike is a big problem when riding...
08-13-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By noglider

That's an innovation! I might just try it. ...

That's an innovation! I might just try it.

Maybe my method is wasteful or dirty, but I squeeze the oil bottle to make a constant stream, and I turn the cranks backward to roll the chain under the...
08-13-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,585
Posted By noglider

I buy them, and they last a long time for me. A...

I buy them, and they last a long time for me. A few years ago, I bought a wool jersey from Oregon Cyclewear (https://www.oregoncyclewear.com/orderwooljerseys.html). Wool is still nice. It's...
08-13-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 53,257
Posted By noglider

The crapmaster updates the first post of this...

The crapmaster updates the first post of this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1134295-box-o-crap-series-seven.html) with the arrival and departure dates. Estimate that it goes...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,424
Posted By noglider

I bought one of those ebay Magicshine clones....

I bought one of those ebay Magicshine clones. Some people here say they work well. But those people seem to tolerate failures and plan for them. My unit came with a dead charger.

That article...
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