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11-12-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By noglider

Contact them. They will replace or repair it....

Contact them. They will replace or repair it. They did for me, and they were terrific.
11-12-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 195
Posted By noglider

That's what I'm trying to avoid. I only wash my...

That's what I'm trying to avoid. I only wash my wool shirt once a week, and I don't even need to wash it that frequently. This shows what a good value it is, because I don't need many.
11-12-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 485
Posted By noglider

I like the video better than the product link. I...

I like the video better than the product link. I saved some SPD sandals that wore out, hoping I could get someone to put the sole on some shoes for me. But I never got around to it, so after a long...
11-12-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 195
Posted By noglider

Are any of the synthetics or silks as good at...

Are any of the synthetics or silks as good at avoiding odor as wool?
11-12-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By noglider

I've ridden in a very long coat, halfway down my...

I've ridden in a very long coat, halfway down my calves. But it's not ideal.
11-12-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,406
Posted By noglider

I'm very sorry. Please let us know what happens.

I'm very sorry. Please let us know what happens.
11-12-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21,689
Views: 2,216,478
Posted By noglider

ascherer, take note.

ascherer, take note.
11-12-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By noglider

I've learned a lot here.

I've learned a lot here.
11-12-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By noglider

I've read that brakes like those work great. I've...

I've read that brakes like those work great. I've always been more than happy with regular MAFAC brakes and wonder how much better they can get.
11-12-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,132
Posted By noglider

I do an ABC Quick Check...

I do an ABC Quick Check (https://bikeleague.org/content/basic-bike-check-just-remember-abc-quick-check) every time I mount a bike. I made it an engrained habit.
11-12-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,515
Posted By noglider

Alzerbster, it is dangerous to ride a chain that...

Alzerbster, it is dangerous to ride a chain that is too short. You might promise yourself you'll never use that combo, but one day, you will by accident, and you'll cause damage.
11-12-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By noglider

Those Catalyst pedals look like something I...

Those Catalyst pedals look like something I should try. For years, we've believed that the pedal spindle should be beneath the ball of the foot. That may be mechanically the most efficient thing, but...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 55,537
Posted By noglider

We're due for big changes in the weather over the...

We're due for big changes in the weather over the course of the day, so I'll be taking the subway. It's warm now and possibly raining. It will get cold and then it might snow. And miles to go before...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By noglider

Let's see a picture of the bike now.

Let's see a picture of the bike now.
11-12-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By noglider

fraba, I may have one, but it's in my barn, and I...

fraba, I may have one, but it's in my barn, and I won't be there until the 23rd. If you're interested, please send me an old-fashioned email to tom@noglider.com
11-12-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,152
Posted By noglider

Right, after 20 minutes, he hasn't seen the clues...

Right, after 20 minutes, he hasn't seen the clues that you want to finish the transaction, if you gave any. He needs to be told. He may think you want to jaw about bikes endlessly, because some...
11-12-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,265
Posted By noglider

Boxkite, to my thinking, a combo system that uses...

Boxkite, to my thinking, a combo system that uses both an IGH and a derailleur has the disadvantages of both, and that's why it's not that common. But with the IGH you can shift while standing, so at...
11-12-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By noglider

You're not at square one! You're probably in...

You're not at square one! You're probably in better condition than then, and even if you are, you have experience which will help. You can do this!
11-11-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By noglider

It just might help to switch your brake cables so...

It just might help to switch your brake cables so you don't hit the front brake too often. But you still have to be mindful of which is which. I have a front-brake habit because I'm a road rider. I...
11-11-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 209
Posted By noglider

Right, I had forgotten it was Lawee.

Right, I had forgotten it was Lawee.
11-11-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 209
Posted By noglider

Perhaps my sample size was too small to be...

Perhaps my sample size was too small to be accurate. Or perhaps being in France in 1981 was too soon and preceded the improvement of the brand.

Whoever the Americans were who made the US market of...
11-11-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By noglider

Give yourself credit for the successes you have...

Give yourself credit for the successes you have had. Build on them. Find things to be grateful for. I remember when I realized I needed more exercise and to build strength. I asked myself, "But where...
11-11-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,265
Posted By noglider

If you know anything about engineering, you know...

If you know anything about engineering, you know that every problem has constraints, i.e. compromises. Weight and cost are big factors in bicycle design. It's possible to build bikes that don't need...
11-11-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 209
Posted By noglider

I'm pretty sure the US market Motobécane lineup...

I'm pretty sure the US market Motobécane lineup was an American creation, so I'd bet the catalog was, too. Motobécane bikes in France were more low-end and didn't carry prestige.
11-11-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,515
Posted By noglider

Cheap chains are as good as expensive chains.

Cheap chains are as good as expensive chains.
11-11-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,152
Posted By noglider

My wife is the general contractor of our home...

My wife is the general contractor of our home renovations. She is a gigantic craigslister. Half of the building materials and furniture are from craigslist. We are not SUV type people, but she broke...
11-11-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By noglider

I'm a lubricant rule-breaker. I use whatever is...

I'm a lubricant rule-breaker. I use whatever is on hand. If I use something less than ideal, I make up for it by replacing it frequently. I wouldn't worry too much about using the best lubricant....
11-11-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By noglider

I had foot problems, and I saw a podiatrist. He...

I had foot problems, and I saw a podiatrist. He told me to move my cleats back. Now I pedal on my arches, and most of my pain is gone. I had to lower my saddle. If it matters, I use SPD cleats.
11-11-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By noglider

randyjawa, as Steven Wright said, you can't have...

randyjawa, as Steven Wright said, you can't have everything; where would you put it? ;)
11-11-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 816
Posted By noglider

There is a Skyline Drive in Morristown, NJ. It's...

There is a Skyline Drive in Morristown, NJ. It's a big-ish hill with a couple of switchbacks and scenic views. I think I rode up it once when I lived in New Jersey. I just looked for images, and they...
11-11-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 56,731
Posted By noglider

I don't carry CO2, but I don't blame anyone who...

I don't carry CO2, but I don't blame anyone who does. I don't understand not carrying a pump, though. They never run out of air.
11-11-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 494,668
Posted By noglider

Road Fan, you can make those changes yourself....

Road Fan, you can make those changes yourself. It's publicly editable.
11-11-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,515
Posted By noglider

I very rarely clean my chain with solvent. It's...

I very rarely clean my chain with solvent. It's too much trouble. I hope the lubricant I add displaces the dirt. I know it doesn't sometimes.
11-10-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,394
Posted By noglider

Ouch. I used to work full time as a bike shop...

Ouch. I used to work full time as a bike shop mechanic. There was a time when I had a scar on every single one of my knuckles. Hard lessons, I guess, but my tolerance for pain also went up.
11-10-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 56,731
Posted By noglider

Good idea, ThermionicScott.

Good idea, ThermionicScott.
11-10-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By noglider

You would mount those to shoes. The slot would...

You would mount those to shoes. The slot would catch the rear edge of a quill pedal, typically. We rode with cleats like those before Look came out. I found them nerve-wracking, because to work, you...
11-10-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By noglider

A lot of Italian bikes are too gaudy for my...

A lot of Italian bikes are too gaudy for my taste, but not these Cinelli bikes!
11-10-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 314
Posted By noglider

Sometimes, the easiest way to change your chuck...

Sometimes, the easiest way to change your chuck is to get one integrated with a new hose. Do that with your cheapest, worst floor pump. Then put it in your car. Your car is less demanding of pumps...
11-10-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 31,494
Posted By noglider

Pretty much any liquid is fine. A spray bottle...

Pretty much any liquid is fine. A spray bottle helps a lot. Lift as much as you can with a screwdriver, and spray inside.
11-10-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,555
Views: 273,502
Posted By noglider

rgvg, congratulations. I've had loads of fun with...

rgvg, congratulations. I've had loads of fun with mine. It's a great frame that came with crappy components, so there is no guilt in modifying it heavily and repeatedly. Mine is a 1971. Yours is...
11-10-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 962
Posted By noglider

Good idea, whether it's true or not. I'll make...

Good idea, whether it's true or not. I'll make sure I have nitrile gloves in my under-seat tool bag.
11-10-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 56,731
Posted By noglider

This is a good time for me to remind myself and...

This is a good time for me to remind myself and everyone: Let's check our tool kits and make sure they have what they need. I do this periodically and sometimes find dried out glue or a punctured...
11-10-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 56,731
Posted By noglider

I'm sure it's universal. You can imagine what New...

I'm sure it's universal. You can imagine what New Yorkers and New Jerseyans say about each other's driving on roads. I have to say, as someone who has lived in both places, we all earn our bad...
11-10-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By noglider

Another annoyance I have is that some lights...

Another annoyance I have is that some lights don't turn on in the mode you were last using, and you have to cycle through them to get your favorite mode. Some don't have a memorable sequence of...
11-09-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,932
Posted By noglider

By the sounds of it, bpcyclist, yes, you need a...

By the sounds of it, bpcyclist, yes, you need a lot more light than the rest of us need. We hardly have any bunnies, and I've never had one cross my path. Squirrels and rats, plenty. No mountain...
11-09-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By noglider

A working bike for $40 is a good value, even if...

A working bike for $40 is a good value, even if it's a cheap bike. Enjoy it.
11-09-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 962
Posted By noglider

Maybe the bike's owner was hiding the item from...

Maybe the bike's owner was hiding the item from his mother.

My father said that in his day, it was worse to be caught with an incomplete pack of condoms than a complete one.
11-09-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,648
Posted By noglider

A trademark of mine, when I build a wheel, is to...

A trademark of mine, when I build a wheel, is to put a rubber band around the hub before lacing it up. Waiting at a red light, a young cyclist caught up to me and asked me how I got the rubber band...
11-09-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,932
Posted By noglider

KC8QVO, we may live in very different places, so...

KC8QVO, we may live in very different places, so what works for one of us may not work for the other. In all of NYC, I can't find a totally dark place. Street lights are everywhere, and there are...
11-08-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By noglider

How many holes?

How many holes?
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