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02-21-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By Bill in VA

I have learned the hard way that anything claimed...

I have learned the hard way that anything claimed to be "Universal, " especially if costs way less that a specific fit item, usually ends up costing the same once you buy all the stuff to make it fit...
02-21-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,030
Posted By Bill in VA

I regularly rode on the Trexlertown, Pennsylvania...

I regularly rode on the Trexlertown, Pennsylvania (now the Valley Preferred Cycling Center) when it was first built in the mid-1970s. Before it has the grandstands and other additions, you could ride...
02-11-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By Bill in VA

I had heard the term "Sleeping Bobbies" was also...

I had heard the term "Sleeping Bobbies" was also used for speed bumps. IT was used by a former colleague who was from England.
02-01-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,233
Posted By Bill in VA

I do not get those questions. That all stopped...

I do not get those questions. That all stopped when I retired. That is because the worst day being retired is better than the best day at work... :beer:
01-23-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,257
Posted By Bill in VA

The wife and I watch the the Tour, the Giro, and...

The wife and I watch the the Tour, the Giro, and the Vuelta as well as various cyclocross races, and occasional mountain bike events. We also watch the World Championships, especially the track...
01-18-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,549
Posted By Bill in VA

If that was available in the US I would buy it in...

If that was available in the US I would buy it in a flash!!!
01-08-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,836
Posted By Bill in VA

Caution...

Do not use a cap. It protects the insides...

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Especially presta valves. The...
11-02-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,653
Posted By Bill in VA

"Japanese and German screwdrivers put (pick you...

"Japanese and German screwdrivers put (pick you brand) to shame."

ABSOLUTELY! Especially the JIS standard drivers. After getting a good set of JIS screwdrivers at the suggestion of a member here,...
10-27-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,514
Posted By Bill in VA

Yes, that is another option. I have found...

Yes, that is another option.

I have found that over the years with changes in environmental laws and regulations with regard to volatile organic chemicals, paints that used to work for an...
10-26-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,514
Posted By Bill in VA

Your 2 statements are in partial conflict. A...

Your 2 statements are in partial conflict.

A black frame with silver rims is enhanced by black or silver fenders. I could see either as looking good. Like a tux with a nice stainless steel or...
10-17-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,797
Posted By Bill in VA

For a recent bike, the Bianchi Eroica ...

For a recent bike, the Bianchi Eroica
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09-28-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,874
Posted By Bill in VA

There is a tool called a hydraulic dent remover...

There is a tool called a hydraulic dent remover that is used to remove the dents in tubing. There is a variation that is used to remove dents in classic side-by-side shotgun barrels that are dented...
09-15-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Bill in VA

+1!!! This!!! The real wild card on wool...

+1!!! This!!!
The real wild card on wool clothing is whether all the panels are fitted identically 'with the weave' of the fabric. It is easy to 'warp' a wool garment if they are not all aligned. It...
09-09-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Bill in VA

Shimano at REI in early fall. Usually the...

Shimano at REI in early fall. Usually the closeout time, before the Christmas restock. I got my first Shimano SPD shoes for $78. They were technically Mountain shoes, but they have less obvious lugs...
09-01-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,036
Posted By Bill in VA

EZ Mafac Racer setup.

I always found the easiest way to adjust the toe and pads on Mafac Racers was to wrap a strip of inner tube around the rim at the rear of the pad, then use a toe clip strap to tightly pull the brake...
08-23-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,972
Posted By Bill in VA

I have a Kleen Kanteen (sp?) stainless insulated...

I have a Kleen Kanteen (sp?) stainless insulated bottle that I use in the car. In the winter i have had it freeze solid if it goes over a week below freezing. Al long as you leave an inch of air,...
08-23-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By Bill in VA

1. Check with your MD, and if you have one a PT.....

1. Check with your MD, and if you have one a PT..

My father had it. He probably could have ridden (never one of his interests), but due to balance issues, I believe his getting on the bike,...
08-17-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,837
Posted By Bill in VA

I have just 2 bikes now. One is vintage 1973...

I have just 2 bikes now. One is vintage 1973 French Peugeot UO-8, the other is a 2016 Bianchi Volpe. Both are steel. A 1973 Fuji has probably gone to eBay part out heaven.

Tires have gotten far...
08-01-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,749
Posted By Bill in VA

I used to religiously touch up any nick or...

I used to religiously touch up any nick or scratch using Pactra model paints that I custom mixed to match the paints. Then I found the Sharpie worked far better. Now I just apply a dab of primer if a...
07-27-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,398
Posted By Bill in VA

Similar to the old answer to the questions of...

Similar to the old answer to the questions of "How can I lighten my bike?" or "How can I train to go faster?"

Answer: Push yourself away from the table.
07-27-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,539
Posted By Bill in VA

Keep it!!! If it were my grand fortune to...

Keep it!!!

If it were my grand fortune to luck into such a bike I would do the following, but I would not restore it to 100% period exact as it left the factory. My goal would be to have a...
07-26-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By Bill in VA

It is also affecting the Garmin Express app for...

It is also affecting the Garmin Express app for updating maps and systems used on the Auto, Marine, and handheld GPS units.
07-24-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 11,300
Posted By Bill in VA

Jan Heine and Rene Herse (previously Compass)...

Jan Heine and Rene Herse (previously Compass) have always said they worked with Panaracer to develop their tire. Panaracers are well thought of and Rene Herse took a no compromise risk to work with...
07-24-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Bill in VA

I have never had an issue with Shimano Tiagra,...

I have never had an issue with Shimano Tiagra, 105 or Ultegra internal cam QR skewers. I have vertical dropouts, but even so I see no slippage markings.

I agree about the skewers and cams should...
07-23-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 11,300
Posted By Bill in VA

But is it FEELS great, you tend to ride more....

But is it FEELS great, you tend to ride more. Disclaimer: I am a Rene Herse tire fan, and I do not compete.

When I bought my current bike, it came with Vittoria Randenneur 28mm tires. A dreadful,...
07-06-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,043
Posted By Bill in VA

My choice is my bike, a steel...

My choice is my bike, a steel road/cyclocross/gravel/all-road/touring bike depending on what the maker was advertising it at any given iteration in its long life depending on what was popular or...
07-06-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 53,633
Posted By Bill in VA

High test IPAs,(especially Lagunitas),...

High test IPAs,(especially Lagunitas), Jaegermeister, and Sortilege Canadian Whiskey and Maple Syrup liqueur.

Sortilege is a wonderful maple syrup infused whiskey liqueur available only in Canada....
07-03-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,675
Posted By Bill in VA

YES!!! I have found that also. Additionally,...

YES!!! I have found that also. Additionally, the reviews are often NOT of the identical item being sold, but are same brand, but different model. For bike parts I have found Universal Cycle and...
07-01-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 14,877
Posted By Bill in VA

:popcorn BF is now like pandemic cable TV......

:popcorn BF is now like pandemic cable TV... reruns, reruns, reruns. :)

Just use the pedal of your choice and go for it. If your ride partners are triggered by your choices of clipless pedals,...
06-23-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Bill in VA

If it is in a dark cool climate controlled...

If it is in a dark cool climate controlled (inside) basement, there should be will be no damage to the tire or a butyl tube unless it is damp or near an ozone generating source like an electric...
06-22-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,415
Posted By Bill in VA

This will protect your hands, be unique, and also...

This will protect your hands, be unique, and also be expensive enough to catch the eyes of the most jaded cyclist. Also good with dogs and aggressive drivers.
...
06-15-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,291
Posted By Bill in VA

The other night I was perusing Rodriguez Cycles...

The other night I was perusing Rodriguez Cycles site. https://www.rodbikes.com/index.html

If you would consider a custom, they might be a good place to start.

I do not own one, and have not...
06-10-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,273
Posted By Bill in VA

And especially focus on post #28...

And especially focus on post #28 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=28) and #30 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=30) on that link.
...
06-06-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,874
Posted By Bill in VA

"As a pedestrian I would like as much advanced...

"As a pedestrian I would like as much advanced warning as possible."

This! I have been riding when a single cyclist in front of our group announced loudly to warn a person. The person was so...
05-28-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,547
Posted By Bill in VA

Or use a calculator or the Google weight...

Or use a calculator or the Google weight converter... Saved you the cost of a scale.
05-25-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,010
Posted By Bill in VA

This is NOT my situation (I find drops make the...

This is NOT my situation (I find drops make the back hurt less), but I am in agreement and actually is a good synopsis of this thread.

Rivendell was a bike frame I really wanted due to lug work,...
05-18-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,075
Posted By Bill in VA

I would not. I have successfully carried 2...

I would not.

I have successfully carried 2 bikes in the back of a Ford Ranger pickup many times. Never is issue with careful packing and tarps and/or padding. The bikes stay put and so far have...
05-18-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By Bill in VA

I use a recurve and a l,ongbow. We traditional...

I use a recurve and a l,ongbow. We traditional archers have a saying, "My bow does not need training wheels".
05-15-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By Bill in VA

I had a 1973 Fuji for which I had custom wheels...

I had a 1973 Fuji for which I had custom wheels built around 1977 when I could finally afford them. They were Campy Tipo HF 36 hole hubs with TE DB spokes and 27" concave Weinmann non-hook bead...
05-13-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Bill in VA

It is not a Bike Part. It is the USGI handle for...

It is not a Bike Part. It is the USGI handle for a cleaning rod set for the US M14 Service Rifle. Seriously.

Here is a photo the Kit. You tool is second item on the left.
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05-13-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,195
Posted By Bill in VA

Boy is this a leap! What do steel frames,...

Boy is this a leap! What do steel frames, friction shifters and cantilever brakes have to do with littering or even CO2 cartridges? I have never seen "roadie" CO2 cartridges, and warnings on them...
05-10-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Bill in VA

Great looking bag! Very professional looking and...

Great looking bag! Very professional looking and best of all it is custom fit and not a commercial "universal fit", which to me generally has meant it will 'universally' NOT fit anything I own...
05-09-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,387
Posted By Bill in VA

The worst words for consumers are "Equity Fund...

The worst words for consumers are "Equity Fund bought brand X" and "Shareholder Value." Kiss that brand goodbye and wait for the "in name only" cheap (not in price though) PRC replacement.
05-09-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,886
Posted By Bill in VA

I have had the exact opposite experience. USPS...

I have had the exact opposite experience. USPS has been great.

Too many people are drinking the short-sighted Kool-Aid of the politically driven privatizers, who want to reward their...
05-09-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By Bill in VA

That may be true, but I would still let the...

That may be true, but I would still let the vendor know.
05-05-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Bill in VA

My Peugeot (1972-3) had Normandy hubs with flat...

My Peugeot (1972-3) had Normandy hubs with flat lever Simplex QRs. A Gitane (same period) I built up for my sister had Malliard hubs and flat lever Simplex QR on front and nuts on the back. If you...
Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,705
Posted By Bill in VA

If you WANT a new bike, upgrade to disks by...

If you WANT a new bike, upgrade to disks by buying a new bike.

If you want to 'run what you brung', and like your current bike, the cantilevers (adjusted correctly with good shoes) will work...
05-04-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,269
Posted By Bill in VA

I remember it well! Field of bike racks at...

I remember it well! Field of bike racks at college. Fun times.

I feel today you get way more bang for the buck (usually), especially with tires and drivetrains, but riding is far more dangerous...
05-03-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,940
Posted By Bill in VA

Thanks, sdmc530. I like the black, but would...

Thanks, sdmc530.

I like the black, but would prefer a glossy color black. Satin or matte paint is hard to tough up. However, I have these reflective stick on tape dots that match the paint color...
05-02-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,168
Posted By Bill in VA

I like it. Yes there are some who might be...

I like it. Yes there are some who might be triggered. Too bad. GO for it.

This can be a trigger for some, but it is popular on cars.
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