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07-20-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 136,426
Posted By noglider

How long did that take? I did it a few years ago....

How long did that take? I did it a few years ago. It took a few weeks and repeated flushes. But it worked.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 403,117
Posted By noglider

Greiselman, I like the look, without billions of...

Greiselman, I like the look, without billions of giant decals. Did you remove decals, or did it come that way?
07-20-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,192
Posted By noglider

And we want not just lots of pictures but lots of...

And we want not just lots of pictures but lots of technical details!
07-20-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,192
Posted By noglider

Très élégant! Try regular grips. They have...

Très élégant!

Try regular grips. They have more padding. People speak well of Oury grips.
07-20-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By noglider

There is some technical material I can't follow...

There is some technical material I can't follow because I lack the required background. If that happens to you, don't be discouraged. Read what you can. I found it to be worthwhile, and I believe I...
07-20-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By noglider

How do these ride? I have the GP4000S-II, the...

How do these ride? I have the GP4000S-II, the discontinued top of the line, and they are amazing in 28mm.
07-20-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,667
Posted By noglider

She’s a beauty. Happy chapter.

She’s a beauty. Happy chapter.
07-20-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By noglider

Where is here? You can put your location in your...

Where is here? You can put your location in your profile. Mine says New York City but I’m in Ulster County this weekend, and it’s hot as blazes.
07-19-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By noglider

I tighten the seat clamp only until I can no...

I tighten the seat clamp only until I can no longer spin the seatpost in the frame and no longer. I don't even torque on the seat very hard to test.
07-19-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By noglider

You might try disconnecting the springs from the...

You might try disconnecting the springs from the arms, bending them out so they push out harder, then putting them back. You'll need some trial and error to get the spring tensions approximately...
07-19-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,739
Posted By noglider

63rickert, perhaps I spoke unclearly. By...

63rickert, perhaps I spoke unclearly. By "natural" I mean the cadence my body tends to take, but that is after years of training. I probably spin faster than most cyclists. But I don't spin as fast...
07-19-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,510
Posted By noglider

I trust that you do, but I don't.

I trust that you do, but I don't.
07-19-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5,355
Views: 411,383
Posted By noglider

Patience, my friend. It is an iterative process....

Patience, my friend. It is an iterative process. And yes, it takes a long time.

This arrived for me today.

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07-19-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,549
Posted By noglider

I would be frustrated if that happened to me, for...

I would be frustrated if that happened to me, for sure. But sales are always a time/money tradeoff. You sold it ostensibly because you wanted to sell it then and were willing to take that price then....
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,306
Posted By noglider

mgw4jc, thanks. I will definitely watch it. I...

mgw4jc, thanks. I will definitely watch it. I just watched the trailer. If you haven't seen the New York Harbor, I recommend it. It is vast, and I can feel the history when I stand there.

Then...
07-19-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 51,452
Views: 6,736,475
Posted By noglider

And a Raleigh-made Rudge Sports. I also had a...

And a Raleigh-made Rudge Sports. I also had a Twenty until it recently disappeared from my basement! But no great loss.
07-19-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By noglider

You folks should read The Bicycle Wheel by Jobst...

You folks should read The Bicycle Wheel by Jobst Brandt if you believe 3x and 4x give different riding characteristics or durability. The author debunks that stuff pretty well.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,306
Posted By noglider

Are you referring to the Sullenberger heroic...

Are you referring to the Sullenberger heroic story, or are you coincidentally making it up?

I hadn't heard about the triathlon! Good call, I guess, but it's a big shame. I participated in it in...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,876
Posted By noglider

That's well beyond the break-in period. I hope a...

That's well beyond the break-in period. I hope a mechanic figures out the problem.
07-19-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By noglider

I was already an expert when I joined, but having...

I was already an expert when I joined, but having been here a few years, I'm three times the expert I was at first. We all learn a lot here.
07-19-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,523
Posted By noglider

I put the front wheel between my legs and face...

I put the front wheel between my legs and face towards the back of the bike. This puts my eyes right over the handlebars. With each wrap, I look at the top and bottom of the bar to make sure the tape...
07-19-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By noglider

I have family (in-laws) on Bainbridge Island, so...

I have family (in-laws) on Bainbridge Island, so we visit every few years. It's a wonderful place in many ways. My sister-in-law and I ride the same size bike, and she loans me hers, so lucky me. A...
07-19-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By noglider

I'm not saying you're lying, but I don't believe...

I'm not saying you're lying, but I don't believe you. 4x can look like 3x, especially if you don't look closely. Besides, you don't usually have to check.

I've also worked on hundreds of bikes,...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,876
Posted By noglider

How long have you had them? They need a break-in...

How long have you had them? They need a break-in period.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,733
Posted By noglider

Today at 1300Z, i.e. 9am Eastern Time. ...

Today at 1300Z, i.e. 9am Eastern Time.

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07-19-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By noglider

No, you're thinking of 1-3/8

No, you're thinking of 1-3/8
07-19-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 51,452
Views: 6,736,475
Posted By noglider

Haha, thanks chainwhip. I have a Super Course and...

Haha, thanks chainwhip. I have a Super Course and an International, so my desire is just emotional, not practical. And I'm unemployed, so I ain't buyin' nothin' any time soon.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By noglider

I've taught a similar rolling technique while...

I've taught a similar rolling technique while teaching people how to ride a bike. Some people are more ready to learn to ride once they know how to fall. And then I found myself using the technique,...
07-18-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 64,070
Posted By noglider

Yes! I'll call you! And yes, I can adjust an...

Yes! I'll call you!

And yes, I can adjust an AW hub with my eyes closed, literally.
07-18-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,739
Posted By noglider

I built myself a fixed gear bike when I was...

I built myself a fixed gear bike when I was young, and I made the ratio very low, around 66 inches. I rode it all winter. That taught me how to spin. I went downhill very fast. I think I even hit 180...
07-18-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 51,452
Views: 6,736,475
Posted By noglider

That Gran Sport is so tempting. It's just like...

That Gran Sport is so tempting. It's just like the one I had when I was young. And it's nearby. Someone really should get it!
07-18-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,739
Posted By noglider

Our knees don't last forever. Using gears that...

Our knees don't last forever. Using gears that are too high will take a toll over the years, even if it doesn't hurt while cycling.

But having said that, I disagree with the people who say you...
07-18-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By noglider

Close: 1971 Raleigh Professional Track ...

Close: 1971 Raleigh Professional Track
...
07-18-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 64,070
Posted By noglider

How could I forget! And your sprocket fell off....

How could I forget! And your sprocket fell off. Or maybe it was Huzefa's sprocket. Anyway, I helped to put it back on.

That frame builder is now a science teacher at the Newark Museum.
07-18-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By noglider

Yes, some tire sizes are indicated using...

Yes, some tire sizes are indicated using fractions of inches, some with decimal fractions of inches, and some in millimeters.
07-18-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 64,070
Posted By noglider

1962 Rudge Sports ...

1962 Rudge Sports
...
07-18-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,401
Posted By noglider

The Hudson River, as viewed from Manhattan on...

The Hudson River, as viewed from Manhattan on Monday night. That's New Jersey on the other side. The river is about a mile and a half wide!
...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,306
Posted By noglider

The Hudson River, as viewed from Manhattan on...

The Hudson River, as viewed from Manhattan on Monday night. That's New Jersey on the other side. The river is about a mile and a half wide!
...
07-18-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 47,591
Posted By noglider

WFMU is a really cool radio station. Listen to...

WFMU is a really cool radio station. Listen to their internet feed. Whatever they play, you have not heard it before. That seems to be their aim.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,363
Posted By noglider

:lol: I do not know how I noticed this...

:lol:

I do not know how I noticed this thread and responded to it after being dormant since 2015!

Thanks for telling us about Osprey's support. I did the same with my Ortlieb panniers, and they...
07-18-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By noglider

This is a screaming deal for very high-quality...

This is a screaming deal for very high-quality pedals, and sloar is a straight shooter.
Forum: Foo
07-17-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By noglider

I had a bee fly into my helmet. I kind of...

I had a bee fly into my helmet. I kind of panicked and ripped my helmet off really quickly. I was still in motion. I didn't look where I was going, and I crashed into the back of a parked minivan. I...
07-17-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By noglider

Yeah, I really love my brass-bristle brushes. I...

Yeah, I really love my brass-bristle brushes. I get them in the plumbing supply aisle at the hardware store. Brass brushes don't scratch steel or aluminum.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,363
Posted By noglider

My wife bought herself an Osprey backpack. It's...

My wife bought herself an Osprey backpack. It's specifically for women's size bodies. She didn't like it, so she gave it to me. It doesn't feel too small on me, but I'm not a very big guy. It has an...
07-16-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By noglider

Who modified the grammar of the thread title? It...

Who modified the grammar of the thread title? It previously complied with a certain vernacular style. Now it's totally incorrect.
07-16-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By noglider

My old bike has cable stops on the right side of...

My old bike has cable stops on the right side of the frame. I mounted my rear brake so I wouldn't need to wrap the cable around the frame.
...
07-16-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 51,452
Views: 6,736,475
Posted By noglider

I don't follow. Smaller wheels (if you could get...

I don't follow. Smaller wheels (if you could get the brakes to work) would lower the bike, but they wouldn't reduce the distance between saddle and cranks. Or maybe you're joking? Sorry, I have a...
07-16-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By noglider

Why do rack-attaching fasteners tend to come...

Why do rack-attaching fasteners tend to come loose more than anything else on a bike? Is it because of the weight they bear?
07-16-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By noglider

Ask the police if they hold bike auctions. ...

Ask the police if they hold bike auctions.

Check out yard sales and estate sales and church rummage sales.
07-16-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,401
Posted By noglider

That wasn't found. Can you please check the URL,...

That wasn't found. Can you please check the URL, as I'd love to see this.
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