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09-29-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,881
Posted By noglider

Ah, you squeezed the lever? Don't do that.

Ah, you squeezed the lever? Don't do that.
09-29-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 627,501
Posted By noglider

I just finished rebuilding this 1971 Raleigh...

I just finished rebuilding this 1971 Raleigh Super Course. The headset and brake calipers are original. Everything else is not. It has a Claris 2x8 drivetrain and a hub-dynamo-powered headlight.

I...
09-29-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,032
Posted By noglider

Skip, how did you know I would appreciate that...

Skip, how did you know I would appreciate that joke? ;)
09-29-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 56
Posted By noglider

auto-shifting in only one gear

Here is my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. I recently rebuilt it with new wheels and drivetrain. It's a Claris 2x8. I installed the rear derailleur on a hanger. I have aligned the dropouts with the Park...
09-29-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,881
Posted By noglider

That's an interesting video. He endorses the idea...

That's an interesting video. He endorses the idea of using a lever to install a tire. I guess he's lucky with that or he has an exceptional technique. I've installed thousands of tires, so I can't...
09-29-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,162
Posted By noglider

daka, thank you for that perspective. I'm 59, and...

daka, thank you for that perspective. I'm 59, and I took a short ride with my daughter today. She's 31 and muscular though not a very seasoned cyclist. She said, "Let's go as fast as we can," so I...
09-29-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 113,163
Posted By noglider

I guess my 1971 Raleigh Super Course qualifies to...

I guess my 1971 Raleigh Super Course qualifies to be here, even though not many things on the bike are original: the headset and the brake calipers.
...
09-29-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,032
Posted By noglider

smontanaro, I can imagine they'll give a 30-lb...

smontanaro, I can imagine they'll give a 30-lb flat-rate box lower priority than most of the rest of the mail. My mail has been working extremely well lately, and I'm in a rural area.

Chr0m0ly,...
09-29-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,448
Posted By noglider

What a beautiful place. Are you a paying member,...

What a beautiful place. Are you a paying member, or do you pay per usage?
09-29-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 518,686
Posted By noglider

I finally got pictures of us on our tandem. First...

I finally got pictures of us on our tandem. First I let my kid and kid's wife ride it, and you can see them smiling pretty big on it.

Good thing I got them to shoot pictures of us, because now I...
09-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By noglider

I haven't been riding much at night, because my...

I haven't been riding much at night, because my spouse and I moved up to the country for the pandemic, and we pretty much stay indoors at night. A couple of nights ago, I wanted to see what it's...
09-29-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By noglider

Smitty2k1, could you please check that link and...

Smitty2k1, could you please check that link and post if you have a working one? I can't find it with the item number or your link or your description. Thanks.
09-26-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6,538
Views: 588,603
Posted By noglider

ascherer, Andy, where did you get the dynamo hub?...

ascherer, Andy, where did you get the dynamo hub? Did you build the wheel? Are the lights all installed and running now?
09-25-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,448
Posted By noglider

It can be hard to fit a workbench into a home,...

It can be hard to fit a workbench into a home, but if you can, you'll be glad you did. It's wonderful to have a bench and especially a bench vise. I do so much with my vise.
09-25-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 956
Posted By noglider

As cog size decreases, the rate of wear...

As cog size decreases, the rate of wear increases. If you spend a lot of time on a small cog, it wears out very fast. Also, below 12T or so, the power transfer becomes wavy as the chain engages the...
09-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,028
Posted By noglider

I don't know if I'm nostalgic for any bikes I...

I don't know if I'm nostalgic for any bikes I used to own. I regret selling my 1975 Raleigh Gran Sport which I did after I bought a Peugeot PXN10LE. But the idea of having more than one bike hadn't...
09-24-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 956
Posted By noglider

"Without compromise." Well, I'd say a 9-tooth cog...

"Without compromise." Well, I'd say a 9-tooth cog presents compromise, but it might not prevent me from using it. I look forward to reviews of this stuff. In general, I like it.
09-24-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,231
Posted By noglider

The tires are Vittoria Voyager Hyper. They are...

The tires are Vittoria Voyager Hyper. They are incredibly good tires, so I don't understand why they stopped production. When I got them in the mail, I was disappointed because they are so thick in...
09-24-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By noglider

It's my size, too. I'm just not in a position to...

It's my size, too. I'm just not in a position to buy a bike. Someone should. It is such a great classic.
09-24-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By noglider

I took a 22 mile ride with my new speaker today....

I took a 22 mile ride with my new speaker today. It worked great. It's just what I need. I can hear the audio and the road sounds I need to hear. I was in very light traffic, and I heard vehicles...
09-24-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,088
Posted By noglider

LV2TNDM that's a wonderful story. I have a lot to...

LV2TNDM that's a wonderful story. I have a lot to be grateful for, as my spouse has some of those qualities though not all. She is lightweight, too, so when I want to pedal or coast, I just do it. I...
09-23-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,231
Posted By noglider

I misspoke. The arms are aluminum but the rings...

I misspoke. The arms are aluminum but the rings are steel. Still heavy. I got them cheap and they work great.
09-23-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,227
Views: 214,011
Posted By noglider

tpadul, what kind of animal did Belvedere get...

tpadul, what kind of animal did Belvedere get into a fight with?
09-23-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,162
Posted By noglider

BFisher, excellent question. How many people...

BFisher, excellent question. How many people would that appeal to? I’m not strong enough to need such a strong crank. And bike people will be skeptical about steel now that we’ve had alu cranks for...
09-23-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,231
Posted By noglider

Yes it rides great though it's quite heavy with...

Yes it rides great though it's quite heavy with all the accessories and the steel cranks. The tires are not ideal for gravel riding, but that won't stop me, since my slick 28mm tires don't stop me....
09-23-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,304,287
Posted By noglider

I finally finished my 1971 Raleigh Super Course....

I finally finished my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. I installed a new Claris 2x8 drivetrain, dynamo lights, and Brooks Cambium handlebar tape.

...
09-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,162
Posted By noglider

There Brandt said that a Campy crank always...

There Brandt said that a Campy crank always lasted him less than a year. That's some serious pedaling. He claimed he was not unusually strong, but we know that's not true. He was strong, he rode many...
09-23-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,231
Posted By noglider

My retro-modded 1971 Raleigh Super Course, now...

My retro-modded 1971 Raleigh Super Course, now with a 2x8 drivetrain and dynamo lights.

...
09-23-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 670,899
Posted By noglider

I finally finished my long-term project, my 1971...

I finally finished my long-term project, my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. It has 700x37 tires which are pretty slick, not ideal, but they will do for now. With fenders, a rack, and three or four lights,...
09-23-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 316,410
Posted By noglider

I finally finished my 1971 Raleigh Super Course...

I finally finished my 1971 Raleigh Super Course which was a project that dragged out too long. I'm pleased with the result. More of the story is here....
09-23-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 331,318
Posted By noglider

I finally finished this project bike, my 1971...

I finally finished this project bike, my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. The work was dragging out for months or maybe even years so I picked up my effort. There were dozens of niggling problems to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,262
Posted By noglider

I was a bike mechanic in my young days. I worked...

I was a bike mechanic in my young days. I worked on a few Tyler kids' bikes. Tyler is a Polish brand. I guess they chose the name to make it sound appealing. The steel they used for nuts and bolts...
09-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 727,572
Posted By noglider

Cycle Tourist, your frame looks bent. :(

Cycle Tourist, your frame looks bent. :(
Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 27,556
Posted By noglider

I haven't commuted to college since March 12. I...

I haven't commuted to college since March 12. I haven't had a job, but I'll soon be an enumerator for the Census. The locations I need to visit might be near enough for me to visit by bike. I will...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By noglider

I got some great wool long underwear at REI.

I got some great wool long underwear at REI.
09-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By noglider

A manufacturer contacted me and asked me to...

A manufacturer contacted me and asked me to review one of these devices. He sent it to me for free. I'll post my impressions here.
09-23-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,306
Posted By noglider

Hidetaka Hirose, 1942-2020...

Hidetaka Hirose, 1942-2020 (https://www.renehersecycles.com/hidetaka-hirose-1944-2020/)
09-23-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By noglider

Sometimes, with a front derailleur intended for...

Sometimes, with a front derailleur intended for two chainrings, you can get it to work with three. And sometimes you can't. So whether it's intended to work or not, it's worth a try.
09-23-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By noglider

I use a rear view mirror attached to my glasses,...

I use a rear view mirror attached to my glasses, and I check it every few seconds.
09-23-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,231
Posted By noglider

They are not rare. Raleigh was the world's...

They are not rare. Raleigh was the world's biggest bike maker for many decades. The company exported bikes all around the planet.
09-22-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,162
Posted By noglider

I have no authority to say this but I suspect...

I have no authority to say this but I suspect those cranks failed at a greater rate than that of other cranks. But! Does that mean it's an inordinate risk? No, at least not for everyone. I'm fairly...
09-22-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By noglider

This is a concern. Some won't use anything while...

This is a concern. Some won't use anything while riding. Some take no precautions. Most of us are in the middle. Some states allow the use of one earphone. That's what I used to do. But now I have...
09-21-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,662
Posted By noglider

As the pads wear, they will rub on the tire. The...

As the pads wear, they will rub on the tire. The rubbing will heat up the tire and cause it to explode. You need longer brakes.
09-21-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 316,410
Posted By noglider

Today, I began the final touches on my 1971...

Today, I began the final touches on my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. No pictures today.
- I got the dynamo headlight working.
- I installed the front fender.
- I installed the Minoura bottle cage...
09-21-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,289
Posted By noglider

Does it count if you weren't carrying it? ;)

Does it count if you weren't carrying it? ;)
09-21-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,830
Posted By noglider

There are pluses and minuses to using a shop...

There are pluses and minuses to using a shop mechanic, but it's not categorically a mistake at all times for all people.
09-21-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,304,287
Posted By noglider

In the early 90s I had Peter Weigle, a frame...

In the early 90s I had Peter Weigle, a frame builder, spread my 1982 McLean from 120 to 126. Since then, I've been putting a 130mm wheel in it, and it's been effortless. Maybe he really spread it to...
09-20-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,304,287
Posted By noglider

the sci guy, yes, you can spread a 120mm frame to...

the sci guy, yes, you can spread a 120mm frame to 130mm. I've done it.
09-20-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,289
Posted By noglider

120 lbs of belgian block stones.

120 lbs of belgian block stones.
09-19-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,289
Posted By noglider

- A tank of gasoline - A desk chair - A dead...

- A tank of gasoline
- A desk chair
- A dead cat
- Probably others I've forgotten
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