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08-13-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 364
Posted By noglider

Fantastic. This was a great era for the Sports,...

Fantastic. This was a great era for the Sports, and it has excellent paint. What are you using to polish it?

Wildwood, I put a 24T cog on my Sports and was able to climb hills easily with it. It...
08-13-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 848
Posted By noglider

We can argue over where the point of diminishing...

We can argue over where the point of diminishing returns is. I do like 8- and 9-speeds better than 7, because I like closely spaced gears without sacrificing range of gears. I don't enjoy my bike...
08-12-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 848
Posted By noglider

In my view, most of the new stuff is mostly...

In my view, most of the new stuff is mostly better. Here are my complaints. They are not major.

New derailleurs and shifters don't last as long as the old stuff. They are more sensitive to things...
08-12-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,062
Posted By noglider

dabac, thanks. That's assuring. Of course, it was...

dabac, thanks. That's assuring. Of course, it was stupid of me not to look up how much strength to use. I had the industrial stuff, and the fumes made me cough, so I was over some limit, but I won't...
08-11-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 475
Posted By noglider

I have nothing against tensiometers. It's just...

I have nothing against tensiometers. It's just that I haven't used one yet.
08-11-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 684
Posted By noglider

That is my understanding, too. So why would one...

That is my understanding, too. So why would one need a smaller frame (measured by seat tube) as one ages?
08-11-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,062
Posted By noglider

dabac, interesting. I heard it from a pharmacist...

dabac, interesting. I heard it from a pharmacist friend. Maybe I don't need to be so cautious, but I will try to be reasonable.

Good point, nlerner, and I also live in NYC (when there isn't a...
08-10-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
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: 59
Views: 860
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: 16
Views: 370
Posted By noglider

You mean 3/32".

You mean 3/32".
08-10-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,062
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: 2,158
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: 59
Views: 860
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: 33
Views: 1,062
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: 3,439
Views: 301,135
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: 13
Views: 362
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: 281
Posted By noglider

You could almost be charged with robbery.

You could almost be charged with robbery.
08-10-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
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: 13
Views: 362
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: 133,244
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: 6,275
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: 259,202
Posted By noglider

That's really nice, 3speedslow.

That's really nice, 3speedslow.
08-10-20, 10:51 AM
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Views: 576,066
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: 277
Views: 45,522
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: 3,439
Views: 301,135
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: 277
Views: 45,522
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: 47
Views: 1,166
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: 149
Views: 11,810
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: 261
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: 261
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: 259,202
Posted By noglider

Abus, not Arbus.

Abus, not Arbus.
08-04-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,032
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: 1,261
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: 508
Posted By noglider

Nonsense.

Nonsense.
08-04-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,873
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: 1,317
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: 1,317
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: 423
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: 47
Views: 1,166
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: 3,027
Views: 263,647
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: 3,027
Views: 263,647
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: 3,027
Views: 263,647
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: 1,639
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: 336
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: 2,151
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: 3,027
Views: 263,647
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: 3,027
Views: 263,647
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: 3,027
Views: 263,647
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: 3,439
Views: 301,135
Posted By noglider

Leather saddles are not for everyone.

Leather saddles are not for everyone.
07-28-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
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...
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