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03-01-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 16,346
Posted By noglider

Happy March, everyone. Calling once again for...

Happy March, everyone. Calling once again for pictures of your brown and gold bicycles.
02-27-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 16,806
Posted By noglider

Very nice. And yes, it's much nicer when...

Very nice.

And yes, it's much nicer when your gears are spaced closely enough. That's why I don't like 3-speed hubs. There are only two useful gears for me. Years ago, when I lived in Maplewood,...
02-27-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 359
Posted By noglider

It's beautiful. I hope you have big hands. Those...

It's beautiful. I hope you have big hands. Those brake levers have giant reach.
02-27-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 314
Posted By noglider

In theory, the shim might throw your alignment...

In theory, the shim might throw your alignment out, but in practice, it's likely to work just fine. I say do it.
02-27-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,291
Posted By noglider

I just bought winter cycling shoes on impulse. I...

I just bought winter cycling shoes on impulse. I was driving on Rt 17 in New Jersey and came upon Campmor, one of my favorite stores. I went in to browse and decided it's time to try those shoes....
Forum: Commuting
02-27-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By noglider

Yup, in general, the more you ride, the more...

Yup, in general, the more you ride, the more you'll want a harder saddle. I went to the doctor complaining of achy balls. He suggested a saddle with a cutout, but I decided to try a different saddle....
02-27-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By noglider

That looks like a 25" frame, not 23".

That looks like a 25" frame, not 23".
02-27-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 16,806
Posted By noglider

I didn't know you've been riding it a lot already...

I didn't know you've been riding it a lot already which is why I asked. You've made a pretty darned useful bike, though I'm sure 8 speeds are overkill for your area.
02-25-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 16,806
Posted By noglider

And how is the bike now? It looks nice.

And how is the bike now? It looks nice.
02-25-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 310,065
Posted By noglider

I bought this light in July for $30. The price is...

I bought this light in July for $30. The price is down to $16 now. It's heavier and much brighter than that Xanes light. It has a round beam. It seems very solid. Battery life is excellent.
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02-25-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4,906
Views: 3,466,063
Posted By noglider

Wilbur76, that's some bad news! I hope you heal...

Wilbur76, that's some bad news! I hope you heal quickly.
02-18-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,613
Posted By noglider

Yes. Many of us who have dynamo lights say we...

Yes. Many of us who have dynamo lights say we were foolish not to start using them sooner. You will see why.


Spaghetti Legs, I hadn't heard about those foxeye lights. Very interesting. Let us...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By noglider

You should replace your chain when it is...

You should replace your chain when it is elongated. There is no way to know how many miles that takes because it depends heavily on riding conditions and the cleanliness of your chain. If you ride...
02-18-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By noglider

Because drivers are generally not trained to see...

Because drivers are generally not trained to see us and because we are narrower than most other road objects, drivers truly can miss us. Vision acts in weird ways, and when you sweep your eyes or...
02-15-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By noglider

I see they are selling the Continental GP5000...

I see they are selling the Continental GP5000 tire for $46, and it's available in a 32mm size.
02-15-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,347
Posted By noglider

lostarchitect, do you still have your Pass Hunter?

lostarchitect, do you still have your Pass Hunter?
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,220
Posted By noglider

I'm in the central Hudson Valley in New York....

I'm in the central Hudson Valley in New York. Normally we get snow here. I don't know if our snowfall is normal this year, but we have about a foot of snow on the lawn because we haven't had melting...
02-15-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By noglider

I had this problem and other shifting problems...

I had this problem and other shifting problems with my Claris derailleur. Lucky for me I have a derailleur hanger alignment tool. Aligning it fixed my problems.

Believe it or not Claris is below...
02-15-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,279
Posted By noglider

I will be in (I hope) my last semester of this...

I will be in (I hope) my last semester of this degree, so I can't make it. One year I will, I hope.
02-15-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By noglider

I never would have dreamed that these exist.

I never would have dreamed that these exist.
02-15-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,347
Posted By noglider

Wow, Korina, that's a really good video. I'll be...

Wow, Korina, that's a really good video. I'll be referring back to it.

dddd, you're an expert in bike geometry, no? What's your opinion on that video. While you're at it, what do you think of...
02-14-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By noglider

Japan- or Taiwan-made. Not especially well made...

Japan- or Taiwan-made. Not especially well made or valuable, and it's damaged, for sure.
02-14-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By noglider

Nishiki came to my mind, too.

Nishiki came to my mind, too.
02-14-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,649
Posted By noglider

I'm good at lubricating my pedals and screwing...

I'm good at lubricating my pedals and screwing them in tightly, so when I had a mysterious noise, I assumed that wasn't the cause of my problem. I investigated it fairly thoroughly and didn't find...
02-14-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By noglider

Silk socks. I'm willing to try them. They should...

Silk socks. I'm willing to try them. They should be fairly durable, right?
02-14-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,779
Posted By noglider

cyccommute, those are wonderful tricks! I'll...

cyccommute, those are wonderful tricks! I'll remove a fixed cup that way next time, for sure.
02-14-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,447
Posted By noglider

I'm still a fan of triples. Here is my 1982...

I'm still a fan of triples. Here is my 1982 McLean. Velo Orange (made by IRD?) cranks with 48/34/24 rings, so I don't know if it looks fast. I'm not fast, especially in recent years. I never knew a...
02-14-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,613
Posted By noglider

Well, I just emerged from that rabbit hole. Great...

Well, I just emerged from that rabbit hole. Great stuff, and I didn't spend any money, but it's good to know what's out there. I hadn't heard of S-Ride derailleurs and cassette until this week. The...
02-13-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 229,513
Posted By noglider

Thanks, bear_a_bug. I think I sold that model,...

Thanks, bear_a_bug. I think I sold that model, and you're right, it came with 500g calipers. It really did work out well for you.
02-13-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 229,513
Posted By noglider

So you used the original brake calipers?

So you used the original brake calipers?
02-12-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,697
Views: 334,323
Posted By noglider

The Gran Turismo's weight -- about a pound! --...

The Gran Turismo's weight -- about a pound! -- was not its biggest flaw. ;)
02-11-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,304
Posted By noglider

I also agree that old frames and new or newish...

I also agree that old frames and new or newish components make a good combination. I've modernized most of my old bikes. I was glad to hear the esteemed frame builder Dave Moulton confirm this in an...
02-11-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By noglider

Right, it's not a Brooks, but it looks pretty...

Right, it's not a Brooks, but it looks pretty Brooksish. If you don't like Brooks saddles, you probably won't like this one.
02-11-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By noglider

You don't have to promise that this is your last...

You don't have to promise that this is your last frame ID thread. We enjoy them. :)
02-11-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By noglider

Yes I worked in IT (I'm a student again now) and...

Yes I worked in IT (I'm a student again now) and yes, we walk on water, but we don't cycle on water. Surface tension can't sustain the tire pressure.
02-11-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6,923
Views: 642,502
Posted By noglider

Mad Honk, I tried one of those derailleurs. I had...

Mad Honk, I tried one of those derailleurs. I had heard they don't work well. I found that to be true, but it was still surprising how bad it was. It auto-shifted frequently for no apparent reason.
02-08-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 839
Posted By noglider

I have GP4000S-II tires in 28mm. I'm so impressed...

I have GP4000S-II tires in 28mm. I'm so impressed with them, they ride like wider tires (in a good way). I'm glad the 5000s come in unblack and 28mm. They are something for me to look forward to.
02-08-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 375,809
Posted By noglider

JacobLee, I suggest you replace those calipers....

JacobLee, I suggest you replace those calipers. Despite the Dura Ace name, these are not very good. It was the first time they used that name, and it was later when they decided to put it on their...
02-08-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,209
Posted By noglider

We are surely interested in reading your story...

We are surely interested in reading your story and seeing your pictures. Start with the story so you will be allowed to post pictures.
02-08-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By noglider

Maybe that's a price in Canadian dollars.

Maybe that's a price in Canadian dollars.
02-08-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By noglider

I agree with the dynamo advice, as I've been...

I agree with the dynamo advice, as I've been using dynamos for a few years. You don't notice how much trouble goes into charging a headlight until you stop. Then you realize it's like banging your...
02-08-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By noglider

I get errors like these very often. They are...

I get errors like these very often. They are common when cloud cover is thick. They are even more common in the city with tall buildings and radio interference. Sometimes the GPS has me darting in a...
02-08-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 361,613
Posted By noglider

Schreck83 you got really lucky with the dropouts,...

Schreck83 you got really lucky with the dropouts, rear derailleur, crankset and hubs! Much of the bike was "upgraded" at the factory. They must have had low stock on the intended components that day.
02-08-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 229,513
Posted By noglider

bark_eater, I heard a (very plausible) rumor that...

bark_eater, I heard a (very plausible) rumor that because of liability concerns, steel forks are much heavier than they used to be. This could explain some of the magic that DiegoFrogs mentions. I...
02-07-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 31,674
Posted By noglider

Some people have a lot of red bicycles!

Some people have a lot of red bicycles!
02-05-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By noglider

I would have been frustrated, too, but in the...

I would have been frustrated, too, but in the end, steel is better for a small chainrings. Small chainrings wear out faster than big ones do, and the weight difference is small for small chainrings.
02-05-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By noglider

I'll take it.

I'll take it.
Forum: Northeast
02-04-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 104,751
Posted By noglider

Yeah what was going through the head of the...

Yeah what was going through the head of the person who decided to put two bells on the e-bike? I don't mind, it's just funny.
02-01-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By noglider

A little known fact: most iphones have barometers...

A little known fact: most iphones have barometers in them. ridewithgps uses it, and I'm sure other apps do, too.
02-01-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,356
Posted By noglider

I didn't date it myself. I trusted the seller who...

I didn't date it myself. I trusted the seller who was the esteemed Frank the Welder. He told me it's a 1975. I think it's either right or close.
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