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05-26-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,472
Posted By noglider

By the way, I tried that pine tar soap, and I...

By the way, I tried that pine tar soap, and I think I'm never going back. Plus the commercials are insanely funny.
05-26-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,632
Posted By noglider

Generally, I agree, wider is better. But I wanted...

Generally, I agree, wider is better. But I wanted lightweight tires with not too much tread. I went down in size from 2.125 inches to 1.4 inches, and I don't notice it's harsher. I think in general,...
05-26-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,818
Posted By noglider

I ended up selling this, as it was too small for...

I ended up selling this, as it was too small for me. Miraculously, I found someone with an extremely similar frame in my size, so we traded. The new one isn't as handsome, but it fits. The new one...
05-26-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 953
Posted By noglider

The word "drew" started in this thread from 2008...

The word "drew" started in this thread from 2008 (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/485369-tommasini-i-hate-drew-more-than-words-can-tell.html).
05-26-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,654
Posted By noglider

My wife has also asked me not to do some things...

My wife has also asked me not to do some things that I think are safe. I honor her wishes anyway. But if you can talk to her, tell her that the amount of time of exposure is one of the key factors....
05-26-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,406
Posted By noglider

Russ Roth, which tool are you speaking of? You...

Russ Roth, which tool are you speaking of? You didn't name it or post a link to it.
05-26-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,472
Posted By noglider

You certainly have nailed the ęsthetic. I say you...

You certainly have nailed the ęsthetic. I say you should accept those offers. I get emails from Chinese companies asking me to review their products. They send them to me for free or a 95% discount....
05-23-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 387
Posted By noglider

I've done a lot of these jobs without the...

I've done a lot of these jobs without the "proper" tools, and I agree with the others who say you don't need them. I've even cut steerer tubes without any guides at all. I left extra length and...
05-23-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,082
Posted By noglider

Longer nipples are NOT a solution to spokes that...

Longer nipples are NOT a solution to spokes that are too short! No, don't do it!
05-22-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 307,027
Posted By noglider

I like to keep at least one ugly bike that rides...

I like to keep at least one ugly bike that rides well. It's one of my trademarks.
05-22-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,065,227
Posted By noglider

Where's the wackiness?

Where's the wackiness?
05-22-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 418
Posted By noglider

They were cheap and look cheap. As repechage...

They were cheap and look cheap. As repechage points out, they need occasional work to make them operate well. That's not so bad.
05-21-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 418
Posted By noglider

I agree that the cheap crappy Huret derailleurs...

I agree that the cheap crappy Huret derailleurs of that era work really well, and they're durable.
05-21-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,654
Posted By noglider

Yes, NYC has hills. Long ago, they actually...

Yes, NYC has hills. Long ago, they actually flattened the lower half of Manhattan. That's where most tourists visit, so they think the whole city is flat, but it isn't. There are no very tall hills,...
05-20-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,480
Posted By noglider

It's beautiful. I notice taller frames can...

It's beautiful.

I notice taller frames can have a steeper head tube.
05-20-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By noglider

I'll play again. Please add me.

I'll play again. Please add me.
05-20-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,112
Posted By noglider

We had 2.125" tires on our tandem, and they were...

We had 2.125" tires on our tandem, and they were wide enough to cause occasional rubbing against the fender. I had to adjust the fenders frequently. When it was time to replace them, I browsed for...
05-20-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,654
Posted By noglider

I worked for Larry, the shop owner in that story.

I worked for Larry, the shop owner in that story.
05-20-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By noglider

Today is this thread's one-year anniversary.

Today is this thread's one-year anniversary.
Forum: Northeast
05-19-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 95,327
Posted By noglider

THats crazy. They should close streets to motor...

THats crazy. They should close streets to motor traffic as they are doing elsewhere.
05-19-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 479
Posted By noglider

It actually looks badass.

It actually looks badass.
05-19-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 479
Posted By noglider

Sorry, but :lol:

Sorry, but :lol:
05-18-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,144
Posted By noglider

What a weirdo. Pathologically frugal but fairly...

What a weirdo. Pathologically frugal but fairly smart.
05-18-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,484
Posted By noglider

Bravo. That eccentric gadget in the dropout, is...

Bravo. That eccentric gadget in the dropout, is that for wheel positioning?
05-18-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By noglider

This wheel keeps getting reinvented. I understand...

This wheel keeps getting reinvented. I understand saddles with springs work pretty well and cost less.
05-18-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By noglider

There was a TV commercial that said, "Before you...

There was a TV commercial that said, "Before you buy another car, be sure you see the Sterling."
05-17-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,363
Posted By noglider

Normally, I would walk from the sale. But I've...

Normally, I would walk from the sale. But I've talked with FTW and done business with him. You can definitely trust him.
05-17-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By noglider

dedhed, your pictures warm my heart.

dedhed, your pictures warm my heart.
05-16-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By noglider

I know KonAaron Snake commuted on a Koga Miyata...

I know KonAaron Snake commuted on a Koga Miyata for some time. Maybe he can post pictures.
Forum: Commuting
05-16-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 982
Posted By noglider

Have you tried tipping the nose of the saddle up?...

Have you tried tipping the nose of the saddle up? That's how most people prefer them. The pressure between your two sit bones and your pubic bone should be about equal.

You should not tolerate bad...
05-16-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,341
Posted By noglider

Heh. I'm not painting this frame, but maybe I...

Heh. I'm not painting this frame, but maybe I should. But I'll get it working as a bike first.



Ours must not have the same measurements. I can't fit 32mm tires on mine.

I'm the kind of...
05-16-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,577
Posted By noglider

Oh hi. I just saw this comment. We don't get...

Oh hi. I just saw this comment. We don't get notified when you tag that way. You have to do it the old fashioned way: Wildwood, I.e. do not select the name from the menu. It's really dumb.
...
05-16-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,341
Posted By noglider

I've been working on the renovation of my 1971...

I've been working on the renovation of my 1971 Raleigh Super Course for an embarrassingly long time. The bike originally had a lot of tire clearance, and it has even more because I've replaced 27"...
05-15-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,001
Posted By noglider

Cyclingsloth121, they made different models for...

Cyclingsloth121, they made different models for the different markets. We didn't have the Super Champion in the US. It might be a UK-only model.
05-15-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,992
Posted By noglider

I emailed privately with Francis, the creator of...

I emailed privately with Francis, the creator of Chain-L. He used to be active on bikeforums. He won't give the formula away, of course, but he did describe it. If I remember right, it is similar to...
05-14-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By noglider

I had that bike many years ago. Same color. Mine...

I had that bike many years ago. Same color. Mine was too big for me, so I sold it. This one is my size. I'm in no position to buy a bike, so thanks for the chance to dream.
05-14-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,930
Posted By noglider

You could still try the 175s and see what you...

You could still try the 175s and see what you think. Some people do fine with long cranks.
05-14-20, 05:12 AM
05-13-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By noglider

Forget homeschooling during the pandemic. Teach...

Forget homeschooling during the pandemic. Teach life skills instead. (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/family/2020/04/forget-homeschooling-teach-life-skills-instead-coronavirus)
05-13-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 265,417
Posted By noglider

I don't see the point of quill pedals if you're...

I don't see the point of quill pedals if you're not using toe clips because you have to flip them over. But some people don't seem to mind.
05-13-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,520
Posted By noglider

I want the housings to be long enough that my...

I want the housings to be long enough that my bars can touch the top tube. I also want to be able to remove the handlebars without removing the brake levers or calipers.
05-13-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 265,417
Posted By noglider

jdawginsc, that came out really nicely. What BB...

jdawginsc, that came out really nicely. What BB cups did you end up using? I'm planning to try original cups with a new spindle and cranks.
05-13-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 479
Posted By noglider

I just think this is too much expense and thought...

I just think this is too much expense and thought and trouble for something so simple. Or is it?
05-13-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By noglider

Good going! My kids are grown. I wonder how I...

Good going! My kids are grown. I wonder how I would handle them if they were still kids in the pandemic. I think guiding them through anything, even a hobby, is more instructive than trying to follow...
05-13-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,930
Posted By noglider

When people talked about crank length, I found it...

When people talked about crank length, I found it silly to think that people can feel the difference in 5mm. Then I was riding a new-to-me bike, and I couldn't get the seat height right. I kept...
05-13-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,569
Views: 223,696
Posted By noglider

semroc, I found that the new imitation stuff on...

semroc, I found that the new imitation stuff on ebay is good. It's not a perfect match, but it's good enough for me.
05-13-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 479
Posted By noglider

This is a good application for a used Campagnolo...

This is a good application for a used Campagnolo Valentino derailleur. ;)
05-12-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6,256
Views: 534,983
Posted By noglider

M324 pedals are nice!

M324 pedals are nice!
05-12-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,065,227
Posted By noglider

I think that's a doll carrier. It's hysterical.

I think that's a doll carrier. It's hysterical.
05-12-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,484
Posted By noglider

Great job with the wiring. Are you an engineer of...

Great job with the wiring. Are you an engineer of some kind?
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