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08-23-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By noglider

Fun thread! I wish I were handier in...

Fun thread!

I wish I were handier in household projects. I'm kinda sorta competent in small matters. My wife is now surpassing me, having been the general contractor on several renovations.

So...
08-23-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,990
Posted By noglider

Yes, I can't figure out why bike makers ship...

Yes, I can't figure out why bike makers ship bikes out that way. What could the rationale be? Lower labor costs for getting it right?
08-23-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 43,637
Posted By noglider

I've finally started to treat myself to...

I've finally started to treat myself to upper-tier tires, and I see why people spend the extra money. And I don't give a hoot about puncture protection. If you're ready for that, I think you have to...
08-23-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 744
Posted By noglider

When I first started working with DT spokes in...

When I first started working with DT spokes in about 1982, I noticed they had shorter threads. I had to use more precision in choosing the sizes. I had to stock more sizes, in 1mm increments. It's a...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,283
Posted By noglider

Yes, it is.

Yes, it is.
08-23-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,990
Posted By noglider

OK so according to Sheldon, I'm wrong. Thanks.

OK so according to Sheldon, I'm wrong. Thanks.
08-23-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 120,648
Posted By noglider

malcala622, why do you want to do that trade?

malcala622, why do you want to do that trade?
08-23-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21,100
Views: 2,084,598
Posted By noglider

groth, the NYC Century is a difficult century...

groth, the NYC Century is a difficult century because there are so many stops for red lights and other kinds of traffic. There are plenty of hills. They're not amazingly challenging hills, but...
08-23-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By noglider

Yup. Black is the smallest, red is the biggest,...

Yup. Black is the smallest, red is the biggest, and green is the mediumest. We used green on European spokes before DT came out with the black size, and then that size became more standard. Red is...
08-23-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 744
Posted By noglider

dabac, the top spoke in the picture shows an...

dabac, the top spoke in the picture shows an acceptable gap. The mistake is in making it so big that the top of the spoke doesn't reach the bulging part of the nipple.
08-23-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By noglider

Thanks for the tip, dddd. I never knew about that.

Thanks for the tip, dddd. I never knew about that.
08-23-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By noglider

I figured out what OPMT means: one-piece...

I figured out what OPMT means: one-piece multi-tool. I had to look up EDC: everyday carry.
08-23-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,127
Posted By noglider

Oh here's another theory. On my go-fast bike, I...

Oh here's another theory. On my go-fast bike, I tend to wear tight-fitting cycling clothes. Not only do they cause less air drag, but because of the fit, they feel more comfortable while pedaling...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18,752
Views: 3,739,174
Posted By noglider

phtomita, I'm eager to hear how you like the...

phtomita, I'm eager to hear how you like the 145s. That's pretty darned short, but they may be good.

The trend lately is for bike makers to use longer and longer cranks. It's not a well-understood...
08-22-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 744
Posted By noglider

My understanding is that demand for stainless...

My understanding is that demand for stainless spokes has gone up and for galvanized has gone down. And it seems that the price difference has almost gone away, so there's not much reason to prefer...
08-22-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,469
Posted By noglider

Well that just shows how much I don't know. I...

Well that just shows how much I don't know. I don't know about the region. I was just thinking of the word campagna (pronounced campania) which means countryside.
08-22-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 744
Posted By noglider

Unfortunately, that's hard to say. You might not...

Unfortunately, that's hard to say. You might not run out of thread, and the only problem will be spokes that stick out. Then you have to file the ends off. It's a pain, but I've done it many times.
08-22-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By noglider

I want to say you're BSing, but I know you did...

I want to say you're BSing, but I know you did put Huffy decals on a titanium bike...
08-22-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,127
Posted By noglider

I definitely have fast bikes and slow bikes, but...

I definitely have fast bikes and slow bikes, but I don't understand why, either. My Lemond is my fastest. So here's a theory. When it has the 700c wheels, they are light, and the tires are narrow and...
08-22-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,469
Posted By noglider

I'm not super fond of Japanese bikes from before...

I'm not super fond of Japanese bikes from before 1975, but this one is very classy. I wonder why they misspelled campagna. Anyway, the built up bike looks fantastic. I wonder how it would ride with...
08-22-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,990
Posted By noglider

Not true at all. There is a lot of leverage over...

Not true at all. There is a lot of leverage over them, and there is a lot of inertia. If you can feel friction in the hubs while riding, they are pretty much useless hubs. There can be far too much...
08-22-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 744
Posted By noglider

Do not use longer nipples to lengthen your...

Do not use longer nipples to lengthen your spokes. Danger lies ahead.
08-22-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17,606
Views: 2,732,209
Posted By noglider

Yup, I heard that too. It's possible I spread it...

Yup, I heard that too. It's possible I spread it here and you read it. Anyway, the story I heard was that the kids developed an economy among themselves. "I'll pedal for your show if you pedal for...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,283
Posted By noglider

People in my kids' generation just don't...

People in my kids' generation just don't appreciate Monty Python. I don't know what's wrong with them.
08-22-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By noglider

Oil on the rims comes off more easily. I'm not...

Oil on the rims comes off more easily. I'm not even joking. It comes off soon enough, and I theorize that a little oil goes into the pads, which changes the resonance and stops the squeaking. I've...
08-22-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By noglider

I can't say what others need. Some are happy with...

I can't say what others need. Some are happy with platforms. I got my wife to try cleats. She fell over and cracked her elbow and won't try them again. I don't blame her. I have medical problems with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18,752
Views: 3,739,174
Posted By noglider

How short are your legs? I'm 5'9" tall and...

How short are your legs? I'm 5'9" tall and short-legged. My pants inseam is 30". I normally ride 170mm cranks which feel OK. Whenever I try a bike with 175's, it feels uncomfortable, and that's weird...
08-22-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 43,637
Posted By noglider

Phamilton, I'm glad you like the Paselas so far....

Phamilton, I'm glad you like the Paselas so far. See, it wasn't too much to spend. Next time, consider the folding version, as they are lighter. Or maybe even some even nicer tires.
08-22-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By noglider

I don't know of any headlight that has amber side...

I don't know of any headlight that has amber side lights. Nice idea.

I can recommend the Cygolite headlights with the screw mounts. It is very easy to mount them good and tight so they keep their...
08-22-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,567
Posted By noglider

camjr, for a second, I thought that was my...

camjr, for a second, I thought that was my workbench. Except that mine is much messier.
08-21-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By noglider

Pic assist: http://i.imgur.com/k8h880L.jpg ...

Pic assist:

http://i.imgur.com/k8h880L.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CUYNJOU.jpg
08-21-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By noglider

Does anyone remember the Cyclo Rivoli chain tool?...

Does anyone remember the Cyclo Rivoli chain tool? It was around in the 70s and 80s. I miss that one. I broke a few, but I also mastered its use.
08-21-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By noglider

A truing stand is one of the least essential bike...

A truing stand is one of the least essential bike tools. I do happen to have one, but sometimes I just put a zip tie on the frame or fork. I use it as a gauge to see how close/far the rim is from the...
08-21-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By noglider

I don't like multitools. I do carry an MT-1 but I...

I don't like multitools. I do carry an MT-1 but I hope not to need it much. I prefer real tools, and honestly, they're not that heavy or hard to keep organized.
08-21-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By noglider

It's a half-joke. Some have screechy brakes and...

It's a half-joke. Some have screechy brakes and realize that it's useful and decide not to fix them. But not everyone likes that. Keep toeing them in until they're sufficiently quiet.
08-21-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,567
Posted By noglider

Vice (with a 'c') is immoral or wicked behavior. ...

Vice (with a 'c') is immoral or wicked behavior.

A vise (with an 's') is a metal tool with movable jaws.

They are pronounced the same but spelled differently.

I was using google alerts to...
08-21-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By noglider

The bike looks terrific, and the price seems very...

The bike looks terrific, and the price seems very low. Grab it, but make sure the seatpost and stem move, and make sure the bike fits.

I had a Bianchi Volpe, lower than this model, I think. It was...
08-21-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By noglider

Or you could remove one of the brake pads....

Or you could remove one of the brake pads. Putting it back on might be easier than inflating the tire.
08-21-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 422,519
Posted By noglider

That's handsome, JaccoW.

That's handsome, JaccoW.
08-21-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By noglider

Leather saddles of all colors eventually turn...

Leather saddles of all colors eventually turn black.
08-21-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 952
Posted By noglider

When spinning very fast on a fixie, I've had the...

When spinning very fast on a fixie, I've had the feeling that the pedals would throw me off the bike, but I'm not sure that that would happen. Maybe I would be thrown to the side, not over the bars....
08-21-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By noglider

I don't see the problem. Can you describe it?

I don't see the problem. Can you describe it?
08-21-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 952
Posted By noglider

TimothyH, you get it. I see another person also...

TimothyH, you get it. I see another person also doesn't get it. Oh well.
08-20-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By noglider

Good choice. Sometimes I think SPD might be...

Good choice. Sometimes I think SPD might be Shimano's best invention.
08-20-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 952
Posted By noglider

Some of you don't understand what the question...

Some of you don't understand what the question is. He's not asking how to survive or whatever. He's not asking for advice. He's saying he knows that a person would wipe out, and the question is, how?...
08-20-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By noglider

A worthy project. Those derailleurs are...

A worthy project. Those derailleurs are surprisingly good.

I recommend against taking the freewheel apart if you can avoid it. But if you really must, the dust cap is reverse-threaded.

A...
08-20-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,005
Posted By noglider

It actually is good for the knees, but too much...

It actually is good for the knees, but too much can be bad. My chronic knee pain is lessened if I ride regularly.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By noglider

How would a bug damage your lens? And a small...

How would a bug damage your lens? And a small rock, OK, I could see that happening, but I don't remember hearing of it, ever.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,315
Posted By noglider

I don't have people waving me on, but lately, the...

I don't have people waving me on, but lately, the taxi drivers, who used to offer no courtesy, yield when they should be doing so. I'm still getting used to it.
08-19-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,005
Posted By noglider

I'd say the danger is probably exaggerated. I was...

I'd say the danger is probably exaggerated. I was diagnosed with chondromalacia (roughness in the insides of the kneecaps) when I was only 24 years old. They told me it was wear and tear. I'm 58 now,...
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