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10-23-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By noglider

That's not a fixed gear bike, it's a coaster...

That's not a fixed gear bike, it's a coaster brake bike. And they're both good choices for winter riding.
10-23-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By noglider

You should definitely try making a go of rain...

You should definitely try making a go of rain riding. For me, a bad day riding is better than a day with no riding. Riding is my therapy. The more I ride in bad weather, the less bad it is for me.
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10-23-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By noglider

First of all, thanks for notifying us about these...

First of all, thanks for notifying us about these shoes. They're a lot of money, so I won't buy them hastily, but I'm not saying it's a rip-off. They look really great.

Don't blame the shoes for...
10-23-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,473
Posted By noglider

I've had bad luck layering gloves. The inner...

I've had bad luck layering gloves. The inner glove gets bunched up under the outer glove. It drives me crazy.

Since the temperature can change throughout the day, it sometimes makes sense for me...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 335
Posted By noglider

Those copper fenders look amazing. Those...

Those copper fenders look amazing.

Those stainless steel fenders mentioned above sound ideal for durability.

Even Wald chromed steel fenders look pretty decent except that the struts are ugly...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 295
Posted By noglider

I'm comfortable enough with bike mechanics that I...

I'm comfortable enough with bike mechanics that I can deal with the maintenance of derailleurs even though it's certainly true that IGHs are lower maintenance. Most IGHs have too-narrow ranges or too...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By noglider

davei1980, I used to have that trouble here. I...

davei1980, I used to have that trouble here. I don't know why I don't anymore. My solution at the time was to rotate the picture in Mac Preview and save it again. Never mind that the final...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,444
Posted By noglider

I agree with grolby. The Cross Check may not be...

I agree with grolby. The Cross Check may not be sufficiently different. In particular, it's pretty darned heavy for a cyclocross frame. I had two Cross Checks. I built the first one with very...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By noglider

Quirky things you do on your rides

I realize this doesn't belong in the rituals thread.

Do you do quirky things on your rides? I weave left and right to crunch over fallen leaves, just for fun.

I see some people singing loudly....
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 50,355
Posted By noglider

I had a part-time job, and then I got laid off....

I had a part-time job, and then I got laid off. Again no job to commute to, but I'm loving being back at college and the fact that I commute by bike. Yesterday I kinda-sorta got lucky. There was a...
10-23-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 535
Posted By noglider

amillhench, I like that one. 650b takes...

amillhench, I like that one.

650b takes getting used to since it changes the handling. But in a matter of days, I did get used to it.
10-23-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 181,588
Posted By noglider

I volunteered at the bike coop as I do most...

I volunteered at the bike coop as I do most Monday nights. One of the highlights was teaching TWO people to true their own wheels. I also helped a guy tune his derailleur by showing him how to use...
10-23-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By noglider

Generally, they are big disappointments, even...

Generally, they are big disappointments, even when factoring in the low prices. Every so often, I find a good one, but is it worth trying all the others, spending all that money. I have the Xanes...
10-23-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,038
Posted By noglider

I've been very disappointed with cheap lights...

I've been very disappointed with cheap lights except for that Xanes light we have talked about. It's still not as good as the more expensive kind, but I keep it as a spare, not something to use...
10-21-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 50,141
Posted By noglider

Haha, it's funny how people remember my bikes. I...

Haha, it's funny how people remember my bikes. I don't remember most people's. Oh well.

The Schwalbe Delta Cruisers were described by people here as plush. For whatever reason, I found them quite...
10-21-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By noglider

I never get sore there. I get sore in plenty of...

I never get sore there. I get sore in plenty of other places. Maybe it's because of conditioning in general, or maybe it's because I have the saddle that suits me best. I hope you can find relief....
10-21-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By noglider

I used to remediate old cables. Now I've realized...

I used to remediate old cables. Now I've realized that my success rate was not worth the time.
10-21-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 902
Posted By noglider

All bike makers used to warranty their frames for...

All bike makers used to warranty their frames for the lifetime of the original owner. That was when all bike frames were made of steel. I don't know what warranties come nowadays. It was good...
10-21-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 535
Posted By noglider

greg3rd48, I remember those LeJeunes were well...

greg3rd48, I remember those LeJeunes were well regarded back in the day. They look to be very similar to PX-10's, but aixaix tells me they ride very differently. I think he has two or three LeJeunes...
10-21-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By noglider

I knew the mechanic who put the banana seat on...

I knew the mechanic who put the banana seat on that bike. His name is George Bliss. He did this for lots of customers. His shop was on Charles St and Washington St. He's done a lot of innovative...
10-21-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By noglider

ascherer put one of these on his bike, and he's...

ascherer put one of these on his bike, and he's happy. Right, Andy?
10-21-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 181,588
Posted By noglider

Last week at the bike coop, one of the visitors...

Last week at the bike coop, one of the visitors (BF member jethin) volunteered to take a junk bike out of the pile and make it ready for sale. It had a mangled fork, so we picked through the pile to...
10-21-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 50,141
Posted By noglider

I had a Cheng Shin tire that wouldn't seat right...

I had a Cheng Shin tire that wouldn't seat right and gave me a thumping flat spot. I know my sample size is low, but I prefer to buy from the other big tire companies. I know Kenda has a high defect...
10-21-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 181,588
Posted By noglider

I love the work you're doing on that Gran Sport,...

I love the work you're doing on that Gran Sport, and I like the other Gran Sport in the background.
10-21-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By noglider

That sounds reasonable. I hope it works out.

That sounds reasonable. I hope it works out.
10-21-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By noglider

You're right. I travel on the US's most heavily...

You're right. I travel on the US's most heavily used bike commuting route, the Hudson River Greenway. I think it sees 6,000 bike commuters per day. People come towards me often, not rarely. I'll...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,026
Posted By noglider

Great work on that video! Maybe I'll try that....

Great work on that video! Maybe I'll try that. Please tell us how you placed your camera for the shots.

I don't know about rituals but I notice that I have a little fun by making as much noise as...
10-18-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,246
Posted By noglider

The good KMC chains are made in China, so being...

The good KMC chains are made in China, so being Chinese-made doesn't mean it's bad.
10-18-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By noglider

So the dog peed inside the house? That's some dog.

So the dog peed inside the house? That's some dog.
10-18-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,195
Posted By noglider

This reminds me that I should get cracking with...

This reminds me that I should get cracking with getting my dynamo lights back on my bike. I took them off when I overhauled the bike. They'll give me a lot of peace of mind this winter. They don't...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 50,355
Posted By noglider

Wednesday was super rainy. I knew I was risking...

Wednesday was super rainy. I knew I was risking getting wet, but I've noticed that when rain is in the forecast, I often miss it. Or if I don't miss it, it's usually light when I'm out in it. And...
10-18-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By noglider

Yes, that's pretty anti-social behavior, and I...

Yes, that's pretty anti-social behavior, and I see it a fair bit on the MUP I take frequently. I guess they figure if the car driver notices you, it's good enough. Well, gee, I'm sure if I ripped the...
10-18-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 862
Posted By noglider

It looks a lot like my 1974 Raleigh...

It looks a lot like my 1974 Raleigh International. It uses the same stop for the downtube shifter clamp.
10-18-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,195
Posted By noglider

zacster, I had a Hotshot that stopped holding a...

zacster, I had a Hotshot that stopped holding a charge. They said they would replace the battery, but then they replaced the whole unit. I'm more than satisfied.
10-17-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By noglider

Please don't use a 7,200 lumen light.

Please don't use a 7,200 lumen light.
10-17-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,195
Posted By noglider

The lower-power lights might be easier on the...

The lower-power lights might be easier on the batteries, but of course, it would need to be bright enough for you. I recently got a Cygolite Hotrod. I don't remember, but I think it's rated at 50...
10-17-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By noglider

Check out Cygolite products. They're well made...

Check out Cygolite products. They're well made and well serviced, and they're made in the USA. Sturdy mounts that screw on easily, and I like that better than rubber bands.
10-17-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By noglider

Vintage Schwinn, that $10 computer looks really...

Vintage Schwinn, that $10 computer looks really good. If I were in the market, I'd get that. I've even had totally satisfactory service from the $3 units from ebay. They work flawlessly and reliably.
10-17-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By noglider

That's really clever. I have a Raleigh track bike...

That's really clever. I have a Raleigh track bike just like yours but smaller. As I received it, my fork was already drilled for a brake, and that's good for me. Are you trying to avoid that?
10-17-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By noglider

I find a lot of Colnagos from that era to be much...

I find a lot of Colnagos from that era to be much too gaudy for my taste, but not this. This is as handsome as any Italian bike of that period and genre.
10-16-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 483
Posted By noglider

The Kool Stop Tire Jack is a wonderful tool for...

The Kool Stop Tire Jack is a wonderful tool for this scenario.
10-16-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,185
Posted By noglider

Scrubbing with a brass-wire brush helps when the...

Scrubbing with a brass-wire brush helps when the grease is very crusty or sticky while using your solvent of choice.
10-16-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By noglider

I had hubs that looked like that on my 1975 Atala...

I had hubs that looked like that on my 1975 Atala Giro D'Italia which I bought new. The skewers were marked Gnutti.
10-16-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By noglider

Yes, there is definitely a difference in quality....

Yes, there is definitely a difference in quality. The higher-end ups were machined and of harder material.
10-16-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 154,874
Posted By noglider

I think we still have Freihofers in the Hudson...

I think we still have Freihofers in the Hudson Valley. We also have Heidelberg bread which I like a lot.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 50,355
Posted By noglider

I got to ride my own bike today for the first...

I got to ride my own bike today for the first time since Thursday. It was so nice. I step on the pedals, and I go fast and far. I've been riding Citi Bike which is nice enough and quite convenient,...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By noglider

I commute in NYC. There is a lot of half-lane...

I commute in NYC. There is a lot of half-lane changing and darting left and right, and everyone does this. When there are snowbanks, this gets more dangerous. I may not have the reflexes to stop or...
10-16-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By noglider

bikemig, email me. I think I have one or two. I...

bikemig, email me. I think I have one or two. I bought them by mistake. One might even be never-used.
10-14-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 181,588
Posted By noglider

greg3rd48, how does the PX10 ride? It looks nice!...

greg3rd48, how does the PX10 ride? It looks nice!

I spent only 15 minutes on my McLean. I installed the "new" front derailleur but didn't install the new cable. Can y'all see the picture?
...
10-11-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By noglider

Wednesday, I saw a man walking along the roadside...

Wednesday, I saw a man walking along the roadside talking on a phone. His phone seemed to be tethered to his belt. Hmm, is that in case he drops it? Then I saw it was a cable, and he was talking on...
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