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09-20-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 2,300,555
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: 57
Views: 889
Posted By noglider

120 lbs of belgian block stones.

120 lbs of belgian block stones.
09-19-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 889
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
09-17-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19,612
Views: 3,209,692
Posted By noglider

:lol: How do you get on and off that thing?

:lol:

How do you get on and off that thing?
09-17-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 82,315
Posted By noglider

Road Fan, :lol:! That does sound annoying. I...

Road Fan, :lol:!

That does sound annoying. I guess I'm lucky I haven't experimented that deeply.

My spouse's other bike, the one she rides more, is a Trek 7.3FX, a very nice flat bar bike. She...
09-17-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 309
Posted By noglider

Oh cool. I looked for both of those things and...

Oh cool. I looked for both of those things and didn't find them. Thanks. But now that I've made this, I like it better. :)
09-17-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 309
Posted By noglider

She doesn't want to make the bike heavier. Her...

She doesn't want to make the bike heavier. Her All City which is in NYC has a bottle dynamo, and it has caused problems, because it's hard to mount it right next to the cantilever brake boss. Plus it...
09-17-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 309
Posted By noglider

Charles Wahl, I have one of those, and I don't...

Charles Wahl, I have one of those, and I don't like it. The headlight is too low, so aiming it is tricky. It's too easy to point it too high, into people's eyes. Also, before making this mount, I was...
09-17-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,558
Views: 314,140
Posted By noglider

Ooh, good idea, thumpism. Maybe I could use the...

Ooh, good idea, thumpism. Maybe I could use the strap from a brake lever.
09-17-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 309
Posted By noglider

I think I've bought 8 or 10 of these lights. I...

I think I've bought 8 or 10 of these lights. I keep them with me as spares. The price fluctuates wildly between 9 and 23 dollars. I do use them a lot. I ride with lights day and night.

Thanks for...
09-17-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 309
Posted By noglider

I didn't make any measurements whatsoever. That...

I didn't make any measurements whatsoever. That was dumb. With the next one -- and I have a few more to make for our fleet -- I'll make the slits smaller. I might cover the whole thing in rubber...
09-17-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,558
Views: 314,140
Posted By noglider

My daughter lives in Denver and is staying with...

My daughter lives in Denver and is staying with us for now. She brought her bike, and we've tuned it up. She didn't like the saddle it came with, so she tried this Specialized Riva. She doesn't like...
09-17-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3,558
Views: 314,140
Posted By noglider

I made a mount for a headlight on my fork. Here...

I made a mount for a headlight on my fork. Here is the complete thread. (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1213195-homemade-fork-light-mount.html#post21699244)
...
09-17-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 309
Posted By noglider

Homemade fork light mount

My handlebars can't spare space for a light, and I usually have a handlebar bag, so I can't mount a light on the handlebar.

This is the second such mount I've made. The first was out of PVC pipe...
09-17-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,558
Views: 314,140
Posted By noglider

Now that's a vise!

Now that's a vise!
09-17-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 82,315
Posted By noglider

Hi Ken. I can't say. I gave those tires to my...

Hi Ken. I can't say. I gave those tires to my spouse. She doesn't ride that bike often, and she's also not very observant about tires, so it's a big I-don't-know. No complaints, though. To the extent...
09-16-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By noglider

Shimano - Celebrating 25 Great Years...

Shimano - Celebrating 25 Great Years (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Shimano_-_Celebrating_25_Great_Years.html)
09-16-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,614
Posted By noglider

Since one person started it with a bad premise we...

Since one person started it with a bad premise we should all pile onto each other to finish it.
09-16-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,614
Posted By noglider

Boy, people are really snippy here.

Boy, people are really snippy here.
09-16-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 601
Posted By noglider

Right. And Weinmann calipers were made in...

Right. And Weinmann calipers were made in Switzerland and Belgium and perhaps somewhere else, too.
09-16-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,108
Posted By noglider

Face it, no matter what a maker says, price point...

Face it, no matter what a maker says, price point is key. SBDU fans don't expect SBDU details at this price point.
09-16-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,108
Posted By noglider

That's my feeling, too, that people here are all...

That's my feeling, too, that people here are all up in arms about not a whole lot. Like the bike or don't. I like it, and it's easy for me because I'm not buying it, either.

There's a US Raleigh?...
09-16-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,591
Posted By noglider

30-1/2 pounds might be the heaviest it's ever...

30-1/2 pounds might be the heaviest it's ever been!
09-16-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,614
Posted By noglider

My 31 year old daughter and I took a ride...

My 31 year old daughter and I took a ride yesterday. She has 25mm tires on her road bike. It might fit 28mm tires. We turned into a tourist site with a gravel driveway, and she said her bike couldn't...
09-16-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 601
Posted By noglider

hokiefd, where were they made? They may be...

hokiefd, where were they made? They may be Weinmanns rather than Dia Compes.
09-15-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7,807
Views: 2,300,555
Posted By noglider

Andy_K what a lot of fun that must be. Is it a...

Andy_K what a lot of fun that must be. Is it a climbing bike? ;)
09-15-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,211
Posted By noglider

Oops. Never mind! Too much coffee; I skipped the...

Oops. Never mind! Too much coffee; I skipped the word "that."
09-15-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 601
Posted By noglider

On Dia Compe brakes, I have only seen double...

On Dia Compe brakes, I have only seen double wound springs, and on Weinmann brakes, I have only seen single wound springs.
09-15-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,211
Posted By noglider

Most bikes have internal cabling? No.

Most bikes have internal cabling? No.
09-15-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Posted By noglider

I just received the Monster Boomerang Neckband...

I just received the Monster Boomerang Neckband speaker (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BKZTZNT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and am just trying it out. So far, it's...
09-15-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 867
Posted By noglider

Yeah that old 96mm front hub size is a painful...

Yeah that old 96mm front hub size is a painful surprise. I've seen it.
09-14-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,371
Posted By noglider

You need some skill which you can acquire with...

You need some skill which you can acquire with practice. I bet I could get any properly sized tire to fit with the Tire Bead Jack.
09-14-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 8,836
Posted By noglider

Some of these bikes aren't klunky enough.

Some of these bikes aren't klunky enough.
09-14-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By noglider

Lovely is right. All Frejus frames I've seen are...

Lovely is right. All Frejus frames I've seen are lovely. See what it weighs. It might not be low end. And whatever it is, you got a great deal.
09-14-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Posted By noglider

I'd like to find one that is weatherproof and...

I'd like to find one that is weatherproof and reliable. It's been finicky.
09-13-20, 07:58 PM
09-13-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 601
Posted By noglider

Aha, thank you, hokiefyd. That explains it.

Aha, thank you, hokiefyd. That explains it.
09-13-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 601
Posted By noglider

I trust you, gugie, but how is it that I've done...

I trust you, gugie, but how is it that I've done it successfully on side pulls and V brakes?
09-13-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,614
Posted By noglider

Here in upstate New York, gravel roads are even...

Here in upstate New York, gravel roads are even more peaceful than paved roads. They are in very scenic areas, and you scarcely see anyone. It's not more dangerous than road riding at all. Going...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,877
Posted By noglider

The worst bike I owned was an Atala Competizione....

The worst bike I owned was an Atala Competizione. I think it was from around 1975. I bought it used in about 1982. The handling was squirrely and unpredictable. I hit a pothole, and it knocked my...
09-13-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,211
Posted By noglider

You may think you have it set at the right...

You may think you have it set at the right height, but much later, you may need to change it. You may discover it's been too low or high for years. Or you may want to loan your bike to someone. You...
09-13-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,558
Views: 314,140
Posted By noglider

Good work, JaccoW!

Good work, JaccoW!
09-13-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 601
Posted By noglider

Isn't it possible to weaken the spring by bending...

Isn't it possible to weaken the spring by bending it in the "wrong" direction? I've done this with single pivot side pull brakes.
09-12-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 867
Posted By noglider

It's coming along!

It's coming along!
09-12-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 330,274
Posted By noglider

:lol: Tried that many times. Didn't work. Maybe I...

:lol: Tried that many times. Didn't work. Maybe I should try harder. :lol:
09-12-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By noglider

I would open it. If it's not separated into two...

I would open it. If it's not separated into two fluids, I would use it.
09-12-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 330,274
Posted By noglider

The idea behind the adapter is that I'll try a...

The idea behind the adapter is that I'll try a few stems and when I have the height and extension length right, I'll put in a quill stem.

And one of these days, I'll paint the bike. It has been an...
09-11-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,558
Views: 314,140
Posted By noglider

That's pretty satisfying. I had to file them off...

That's pretty satisfying. I had to file them off my spouse's bike. They were so big that she had to take the nut entirely off the skewer to get it out of the fork. And she kept losing the nut. Once...
09-11-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,591
Posted By noglider

And is this now the boxlike container o' crap?

And is this now the boxlike container o' crap?
09-11-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By noglider

niliraga, mine were cup-and-cone bearings, so...

niliraga, mine were cup-and-cone bearings, so different from yours. You found a good interim solution, the kind I would use. I like hacks. You may be able to replace the cartridge bearings in the...
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