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Forum: Introductions
02-28-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By noglider

You two should be good to go now.

You two should be good to go now.
02-28-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 206
Posted By noglider

I've gone fast with my trailer. I've also been...

I've gone fast with my trailer. I've also been push-pulled with it, and it's scary. You have to find your happy medium. And get to know your brakes well by testing them in various conditions.
02-28-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5,900
Views: 499,107
Posted By noglider

Sorry I'm such a bad bike photographer. ...

Sorry I'm such a bad bike photographer.

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02-28-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By noglider

Thanks.

Thanks.
02-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By noglider

Can you please post detailed pictures of how you...

Can you please post detailed pictures of how you attach your light to your front rack? Thanks.
02-28-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,900
Views: 499,107
Posted By noglider

The Holdsworth, IRD, and Velo-Orange are all of...

The Holdsworth, IRD, and Velo-Orange are all of the same maker. They always looked nice to me but I was skeptical. Now I have one, and I'm impressed. It's much better than I expected. I got the...
02-28-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,136
Posted By noglider

Yes. I know I've said this already but I have to...

Yes. I know I've said this already but I have to repeat it because I feel like I just escaped death. I was taking one of those roads almost every day until about a week before the doctor at Mount...
02-28-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,477
Posted By noglider

Happy Feet that isn't really true. There are ways...

Happy Feet that isn't really true. There are ways of knowing, there are just no ways of completely knowing that aren't subject to revision. The fact that accepted wisdom changes doesn't mean it's...
02-28-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By noglider

I use gmail which has a strong spam filter. There...

I use gmail which has a strong spam filter. There are a few false positives, but not many, so I don't miss many emails. I give out my address liberally, and I've been OK.
Forum: Commuting
02-28-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By noglider

Headwinds will make pedaling much harder.

Headwinds will make pedaling much harder.
Forum: Commuting
02-28-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 830
Posted By noglider

I can never tell when people are joking, so...

I can never tell when people are joking, so forgive me. You know it doesn't work that way, right?
02-28-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By noglider

Yup, the Superbe was the top of the line. Enjoy...

Yup, the Superbe was the top of the line. Enjoy it as it is, or hotrod it.
02-27-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 581
Posted By noglider

I bet you mean coaster brake rather than fixed...

I bet you mean coaster brake rather than fixed gear. You pedaled backwards to stop, right? That's a coaster brake.
02-27-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5,900
Views: 499,107
Posted By noglider

ascherer, it's a great commuter tire for the...

ascherer, it's a great commuter tire for the city, and you can't beat the price.
02-27-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,030
Posted By noglider

Let us know how you like the roller cart. I need...

Let us know how you like the roller cart. I need something like that.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,864
Posted By noglider

It was even brutaler to get home, and I did take...

It was even brutaler to get home, and I did take an internal route. I had one gust right in my face, totally forcing me into a track stand for a second. I let out a yell, as it was like a punch in...
02-27-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,477
Posted By noglider

I really appreciate the contributions from some...

I really appreciate the contributions from some folks here. Thank you very much.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,864
Posted By noglider

Brutally windy, making the 40-something...

Brutally windy, making the 40-something temperature feel much colder. I think I'll take an interior route home.
02-27-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 336
Posted By noglider

Yeah, but ... now you don't get to say "aglet."...

Yeah, but ... now you don't get to say "aglet." :lol:
02-27-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 581
Posted By noglider

I think my first bike was called a Schwinn Pixie....

I think my first bike was called a Schwinn Pixie. It had 16" wheels with solid tires. I found this picture which looks close.
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02-27-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,030
Posted By noglider

I recently bought a Park spoke ruler, because I...

I recently bought a Park spoke ruler, because I build wheels fairly frequently.
02-27-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By noglider

dyscoggia.

dyscoggia.
02-27-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 336
Posted By noglider

If you have natural laces and therefore can't...

If you have natural laces and therefore can't burn the ends, the word you need to know is "aglet" so you can buy or make your own.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By noglider

Did we get the wind today that you had on...

Did we get the wind today that you had on Tuesday? It's brutally windy today, though I was able to control my bike and make it to class.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By noglider

I don't care much for exercise in a gym, spinning...

I don't care much for exercise in a gym, spinning least of all. My commute was cold and windy, yet I still enjoyed it. Being out in the elements, even when they are cruel, makes me feel alive and...
02-26-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 772
Posted By noglider

Yeah when your chain is audible, you know it's...

Yeah when your chain is audible, you know it's seriously bad.
02-26-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By noglider

I've never heard of a custom spindle. I assume...

I've never heard of a custom spindle. I assume they are affordable because of mass production and that custom spindles would be prohibitively expensive.
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By noglider

I'm not sure, but to me, it seems they estimate...

I'm not sure, but to me, it seems they estimate movement at 10 mph for cycling. I do a little better than that, so I beat those times. The exceptions are when it's a long ride and I need rests....
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By noglider

Thanks for the reminder. I'm taking bad risks...

Thanks for the reminder. I'm taking bad risks lately.
02-26-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 772
Posted By noglider

GeneO if that works for you, that's great. My...

GeneO if that works for you, that's great. My procedure is simpler. I wipe with a rag, drop oil on, then wipe again a few times. If I had crushed limestone, I might be willing to put more work into...
02-26-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By noglider

Normandy and Normandy Sport are synonymous.

Normandy and Normandy Sport are synonymous.
02-26-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 59,152
Posted By noglider

I've sworn off cheap tires. Tires are where I...

I've sworn off cheap tires. Tires are where I like to treat myself nicely. I had some CST tires that never seated right. I'm not saying they have a high defect rate, but why should I take that...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,864
Posted By noglider

Now I feel like I'm the last person to discover...

Now I feel like I'm the last person to discover Pamplamoose. I haven't gotten over my crush yet.

We've had rainy days. The rain has been light, and the temperature is steadily between 45º and 50º....
02-26-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18,443
Views: 2,969,308
Posted By noglider

There is a pervasive myth in cycling that says...

There is a pervasive myth in cycling that says aluminum is inherently stiff. Compared with other materials in common use, it is less stiff. The myth comes from the fact that early aluminum bikes were...
02-26-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 772
Posted By noglider

I find the value of removing and cleaning a chain...

I find the value of removing and cleaning a chain to be overrated. It's a disposable wear item. Cleaning can make a huge mess of everything else. If there is so much grime that it will be a dirty...
02-26-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,477
Posted By noglider

OBoile you're right, but it doesn't matter....

OBoile you're right, but it doesn't matter. You're arguing over how to use a word whereas it's more fruitful to discuss what diets are beneficial.
02-25-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,279
Posted By noglider

1970s Raleighs themselves are bloopers. But...

1970s Raleighs themselves are bloopers.

But I rode home through the rain tonight, and I realized I am melded to this bike, for all its flaws.
02-25-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 772
Posted By noglider

My imprecise way of checking a chain is to put it...

My imprecise way of checking a chain is to put it on a big chainring and pull to see how much of a gap there is between chain and teeth.
02-25-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,646
Posted By noglider

And of course, you can always attach more than...

And of course, you can always attach more than one dynamo. You could use a hub dynamo normally and when you're coasting down a big hill, you can engage a sidewall dynamo. Not that it's a good idea,...
02-25-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 752
Posted By noglider

I put the bike Tektro dual-pivot calipers on my...

I put the bike Tektro dual-pivot calipers on my 650b conversion. They are champs.

I don't care about lowering the BB. Somehow I'm able to adapt and not pedal through turns. And I'm not sure it's...
02-25-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,279
Posted By noglider

I guess only one person got my joke.

I guess only one person got my joke.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,864
Posted By noglider

Darth Lefty my spouse is a voice teacher and...

Darth Lefty my spouse is a voice teacher and wasn't so harsh on Nataly. My spouse noticed I have a crush on Nataly, too, and she doesn't seem to mind.

My commute to class was easy this afternoon....
02-25-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,990
Posted By noglider

Bianchi is now the longest-running...

Bianchi is now the longest-running currently-in-business bike company. Their lineup is big, and they really know what they're doing. I have owned one Bianchi, a ~1996 Volpe, a well designed and built...
02-25-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 229,702
Posted By noglider

52telecaster "beater Paramount" sounds like an...

52telecaster "beater Paramount" sounds like an oxymoron.

Goosecheck that's outstanding.

I want to report that my new chain care technique is working great, but I forgot to collect data. I'm...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,635
Posted By noglider

I guess we could call them bar middles.

I guess we could call them bar middles.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By noglider

I saw a stupid Patch article that said that the...

I saw a stupid Patch article that said that the temperature is 40% higher than normal. Like 0ºF is absolute zero? What an idiot.

BobbyG the changing climate scares me, but I'm enjoying the heck...
02-25-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,646
Posted By noglider

Are you saying this device draws more power as...

Are you saying this device draws more power as input voltage increases? That's pretty smart.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By noglider

ascherer what rack is that? Thanks to you...

ascherer what rack is that?

Thanks to you and noobinsf. I realize I already have a nice steel VO rack. It's hard to put on and take off but I should wrestle with it again and attach a Wald basket...
02-24-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,238
Posted By noglider

Seriously. I didn't know one could do this.

Seriously. I didn't know one could do this.
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