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Posted By rhm

The funny thing about that headwind, though, was...

The funny thing about that headwind, though, was that it felt good. On nice roads, and there were a lot of nice roads, the wind kept me cool, though it was hard work, and slowed me down.

Around 6...
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Posted By rhm

Okay, so I did LOL again as planned. Another...

Okay, so I did LOL again as planned. Another rider offered me a ride, which was just what I wanted. Alas it turned out I had to go to Ithaca for work anyway, so I rented a beast of a car (Ford flex)...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By rhm

Thanks, guys, for the heads up! I was away from...

Thanks, guys, for the heads up! I was away from the forum while riding my bike around Lake Ontario... again. Doh!

Anyway:

I'm pretty sure I could take a B17, remove all six rivets at the rear,...
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Posted By rhm

Thanks for the follow-up! I use a much...

Thanks for the follow-up!

I use a much cheaper saddle bag, and I have similar misgivings about it.
07-09-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By rhm

H Lloyd, in England, has most old Raleigh decals...

H Lloyd, in England, has most old Raleigh decals going back to the 30's. I'd look at what they have.
07-09-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By rhm

I have a 1970-ish Bottecchia set up as a fixed...

I have a 1970-ish Bottecchia set up as a fixed gear randonneuring bike. 650b, fenders, front rack, dynamo lighting.
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Posted By rhm

Yup. I've ridden my fixed gear bike on a lot...

Yup.

I've ridden my fixed gear bike on a lot of centuries (110-115 miles usually) on Eastern Long Island, which is pretty flat, and several hilly 200k's in eastern PA and central NJ, and that was...
07-04-19, 06:39 AM
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Posted By rhm

Aerodynamics.

Aerodynamics.
07-03-19, 10:38 PM
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Posted By rhm

I agree that Rema "Tip Top" patch kits are...

I agree that Rema "Tip Top" patch kits are excellent.

But I now buy packages of patches made in China (find then on eBay) and tubes of glue separately (also eBay). As long as it's a vulcanizing...
07-03-19, 07:42 PM
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Views: 903
Posted By rhm

Dang. I too found two ratcheting wrenches on the...

Dang. I too found two ratcheting wrenches on the road just like you said. Both Pittsburgh brand (harbor freight) but different versions of the same thing. Both in the same place, approx (same bridge...
07-03-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,376
Posted By rhm

That sounds like what I want to do. Got a photo,...

That sounds like what I want to do. Got a photo, by any chance? I

tried hanging them rear wheel up once, and found that difficult to manage, but for the less frequently ridden bikes that might not...
07-03-19, 12:41 PM
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Posted By rhm

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Univega Supra Sport, red, 22" seat tube, 22" to tube....
07-03-19, 12:12 PM
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Posted By rhm

How can you hang the most bikes in a given wall space?

Title says it all. I have too many bikes and though I do intend to sell many, I will still need to store the remaining ones in the least possible space.

I'm thinking two rows of hooks, reach hook...
07-03-19, 11:36 AM
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Posted By rhm

Raleigh RSW-16 Deluxe, in the mid-60's, had a...

Raleigh RSW-16 Deluxe, in the mid-60's, had a dynamo hub and both headlight and the Raleitaillight and built into/onto the fenders, wires hidden inside the fenders and in the frame. The Superbe...
07-03-19, 06:47 AM
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Posted By rhm

Hmm. I replied to this several days ago but I...

Hmm. I replied to this several days ago but I guess my erudution was lost in the time it took to upload two photos. So I'll try to keep it short this time.

1. The B66 has a completely different...
06-25-19, 06:06 AM
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Posted By rhm

By the way, they are new. Never been...

By the way, they are new. Never been ridden.https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20190625_071336837_hdr_04e5417c3f6e80a72f921ee706b2f65ae1c1735d.jpg
06-25-19, 05:48 AM
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Views: 506
Posted By rhm

Damnit, I just wrote a detailed reply that...

Damnit, I just wrote a detailed reply that somehow got discarded when I went to upload a photo.

Whatever. These are 16 x 1.75 (305 mm) wheels, that is the smaller 16" size (the other being 16 x...
06-24-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By rhm

What rim do you need? I have a couple 16" 28h...

What rim do you need? I have a couple 16" 28h aluminum rims I was about to throw away. I'm moving this week and I have to get rid of stuff.

I commute on folding bike part of the year, but haven't...
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Posted By rhm

Right, I think I've heard that that beach is good...

Right, I think I've heard that that beach is good for riding. No first hand experience, but I think you'll be okay.

At any rate, choose the tire that's best for the majority of the ride. I assume...
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Posted By rhm

It really depends on the sand. The sand on Long...

It really depends on the sand. The sand on Long Island's barrier island (Fire Island) where I've tried this, is simply too soft to ride a bike on. You can go a while, but when you hit a soft spot you...
06-23-19, 12:23 PM
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Posted By rhm

This one's going to Horatio. I'm aware of...

This one's going to Horatio.

I'm aware of the pay-it-forward thread, and have used it in the past. I just thought jerseys deserve their own thread, because we hesitate to throw them away. This one...
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Posted By rhm

Nor by me! But if I were riding that route I'd...

Nor by me! But if I were riding that route I'd definitely be on much wider tires. Probably 53 mm or so. Really makes a difference in soft stuff, doesn't seem to have any downside at all.
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Posted By rhm

That is pretty much exactly what I expected!...

That is pretty much exactly what I expected! :lol:

Even so, I expect by scouting out the route really thoroughly you could escape the bonus miles. What size tires were you using?
06-23-19, 04:23 AM
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Posted By rhm

Size? I never found size to be an issue if you...

Size? I never found size to be an issue if you don't wear the thing... but yeah, point taken.

I believe it's a "large." The white tiles in the photo are 6" square.
06-22-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By rhm

Right. How about that Major Taylor! I don't...

Right. How about that Major Taylor!

I don't think I've seen a photo of Major Taylor riding a bike with a Major Taylor handlebar.
06-22-19, 06:56 PM
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Posted By rhm

Well, the crank in question is still bothering...

Well, the crank in question is still bothering me. It creaks.

It's an odd one: Stronglight 100 spider (a later version of the 99, but with standard 22 mm puller) paired with a TA Zephyr left arm,...
06-22-19, 05:37 PM
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Posted By rhm

Jerseys... Pass them forward?

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I have this Raleigh jersey, early 90's vintage. I've never worn...
06-21-19, 05:33 PM
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Posted By rhm

Yeah, but you kicked the thread off by sharing...

Yeah, but you kicked the thread off by sharing your opinion of NPR. We read that before we got to the point of the thread. One opinion leads to another, and everyone has one.

There's good...
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Posted By rhm

A lot of successful long distance riders carry...

A lot of successful long distance riders carry powdered nutrition that they mux with water and gradually work through as they ride. I have an irrational prejudice against that kind of thing, telling...
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Posted By rhm

Thanks very much for that kind offer! I...

Thanks very much for that kind offer!

I must do some more research into public transportation! I suspect getting to Toronto would be a very long bus ride. I can't imagine I'd mind sitting on a...
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Posted By rhm

Yeah, clasher, you mentioned the Manitoulin 1000...

Yeah, clasher, you mentioned the Manitoulin 1000 last year, and it looks great. I'd rather be doing that, than the LOL again! But that much driving, before and after a ride, intimidates me.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 03:40 AM
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Views: 1,949
Posted By rhm

In my experience it's hard to know whether a tube...

In my experience it's hard to know whether a tube will have a removable core. Internet sale pages often lack detail.

But aside from that, I have two questions for those who put sealant in their...
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Posted By rhm

Northern Virginia Randonneurs have a their new...

Northern Virginia Randonneurs have a their new Shenandoah 1000k ride starting tomorrow. I'm not riding it. I registered, paid, prepped my bike (new tires, thoroughly cleaned, cables adjusted &c) and...
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Posted By rhm

360 miles in 24 hours would be an impossible pace...

360 miles in 24 hours would be an impossible pace for me. A Flèche is 360 km in that time, a very moderate pace even with stops, but 360 miles is a whole lot more. Last July I rode 275 miles in a 24...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 05:43 AM
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Posted By rhm

It was actually kinda cold this morning. ...

It was actually kinda cold this morning. Beautiful morning, though.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,279
Posted By rhm

I have not tried this... but it looks like the...

I have not tried this... but it looks like the dog likes it:

https://youtu.be/uTyag_GRZYU
06-09-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
Posted By rhm

You don't seem to appreciate how crazy some...

You don't seem to appreciate how crazy some people are :innocent:

Yes, I tried that. I'm pretty sure I still have a wheel I built this way...
06-09-19, 11:44 AM
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Views: 711
Posted By rhm

TI Reynolds 531 frame and fork decals

These are the real thing, not a reprinting or reproduction or fake. The ones that have to be rubbed into place. I assume you can find the instructions online somewhere. From the late 70's or early...
06-09-19, 05:26 AM
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Posted By rhm

Heh, talk to a guitar player!

Heh, talk to a guitar player!
06-08-19, 02:43 PM
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Posted By rhm

Yup. Well, more likely I went to the bin of used...

Yup. Well, more likely I went to the bin of used spokes and they're all too long and I don't have the patience to order the right ones.

The problem that I've encountered is this: you twist the...
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Posted By rhm

Ha! You'll understand when you're older. Oh...

Ha! You'll understand when you're older.

Oh wait. You're older already.

Never mind :innocent:
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Posted By rhm

Ha! You'll understand when you're older. Oh...

Ha! You'll understand when you're older.

Oh wait. You're older already.

Never mind :innocent:
Replies: 211
Views: 15,299
Posted By rhm

That's because you're to young for this ship.

That's because you're to young for this ship.
06-07-19, 05:13 PM
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Views: 923
Posted By rhm

Despite several email/pm expressions of interest,...

Despite several email/pm expressions of interest, bike is still available. Just saying...
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Views: 15,299
Posted By rhm

I might. But at the moment I have only a vague...

I might. But at the moment I have only a vague notion of what I'm doing this summer.

The NJ 600 tomorrow and Sunday looks like it's going to have lovely weather. It's been really nice here all...
06-04-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By rhm

Two legged kickstand, $15

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Steel kickstand with two legs. Shabby plating (zinc?) But no rust....
06-03-19, 08:01 AM
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Views: 923
Posted By rhm

I have put a lot of photos in this folder: ...

I have put a lot of photos in this folder:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmDZsFLj
06-02-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By rhm

Okay that's two good questions... If you want...

Okay that's two good questions... If you want good answers, try different questions! :lol:

This rim is best called EA1, or 597. Tire selection is limited to two or three options, none of them...
06-02-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By rhm

Doh, I forgot to upload photos. Sorry, I'll get...

Doh, I forgot to upload photos. Sorry, I'll get to it!

I believe the bike was made in 1951.

I just remembered a pair of Wald fenders I had, so I installed them. The chrome look is consistent...
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