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04-08-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By noglider

Kurt, it's cool that you've worked on bikes that...

Kurt, it's cool that you've worked on bikes that have been on TV.

I once got to touch Kermit the Frog's bike. The studio came into the bike shop I was working in. This was in 1979.
Forum: Commuting
04-08-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,908
Posted By noglider

Thanks for the update! Many of us have found...

Thanks for the update!

Many of us have found that as nice as beer is, it doesn't mix well with cycling. It's often welcome after a ride.
Forum: Commuting
04-08-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By noglider

I had a couple of fake commutes yesterday and...

I had a couple of fake commutes yesterday and today. Yesterday I dropped my spouse's car off at the repair garage and put my bike in the car. I sent a text to my morning meeting person to confirm we...
04-06-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By noglider

Yes, I was the bike guy in South Orange and...

Yes, I was the bike guy in South Orange and Maplewood for a few years. I even taught riding and repair classes. Fun times.
04-06-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,170
Posted By noglider

Smokinapankake, check out this page from a French...

Smokinapankake, check out this page from a French web site (https://www.xxcycle.com/dynamo-front-light,en.php). I've bought Busch & Müller lights there. It's a big selection. Take a little time to...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By noglider

I also haven't had anywhere to commute to since...

I also haven't had anywhere to commute to since the lockdown. I have to put most bike rides into my calendar now. But they're awfully nice rides.

...
04-02-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By noglider

You did a fine job! Where in New Jersey are you?

You did a fine job! Where in New Jersey are you?
04-02-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,170
Posted By noglider

Thanks for that, fourfa. I'll keep that in mind.

Thanks for that, fourfa. I'll keep that in mind.
04-02-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 23,238
Posted By noglider

nlerner, what handlebar is that? That might suit...

nlerner, what handlebar is that? That might suit me.
04-02-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,761
Posted By noglider

Deepcherry it says more than biodegradable.How to...

Deepcherry it says more than biodegradable.How to Dispose of Oxalic Acid Solution (https://www.hunker.com/13424128/how-to-make-a-chromic-acid-cleaning-solution)
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By noglider

My commutes on my road racing bike were much...

My commutes on my road racing bike were much faster. They were so much faster that the lower weight couldn't explain it. It must be that my position is more aerodynamic.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By noglider

Buy a Kool Stop Tire Jack and carry it with you....

Buy a Kool Stop Tire Jack and carry it with you. It makes a difficult job fairly easy. There are similar competing tools, too.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By noglider

I discovered him a couple of weeks ago. I like...

I discovered him a couple of weeks ago. I like his no-nonsense approach, very frugal.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,300
Posted By noglider

If you're not prepared for your first flat,...

If you're not prepared for your first flat, you'll find it very annoying. Learn how to fix it, and always carry the gear to do it. Generally, you take the wheel off, remove the tube, remove the tire,...
04-01-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By noglider

I like ridewithgps a lot. I liked the free...

I like ridewithgps a lot. I liked the free version, and I used it enough to get the paid version. I don't remember which feature led me to upgrade, but I'm satisfied.

There are lots of downsides...
04-01-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,170
Posted By noglider

I think saving money on a dynamo hub is fine....

I think saving money on a dynamo hub is fine. Then again, one day, I might try a fancy one and decide I wasted my time with the cheap ones, but ...

Spend as much as you can on the headlight. This...
03-31-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,403
Posted By noglider

These are exceptions that prove the rule. They...

These are exceptions that prove the rule. They are not a guarantee that you can always get something good for less than the going rate.
03-31-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 23,238
Posted By noglider

This is my 1974 Raleigh International which I...

This is my 1974 Raleigh International which I brush-painted by hand several years ago. It now has a Brooks Cambium saddle which is practical for commuting and nearly as comfy as a leather saddle.
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03-31-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 23,238
Posted By noglider

I bought some primer and some paint to touch up...

I bought some primer and some paint to touch up my 1971 Super Course. I sanded off the rusty top tube. But now I'm having second thoughts. The original paint is two-layered, and touch-up paint could...
03-31-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4,230
Views: 389,611
Posted By noglider

I believe swollen lithium batteries are...

I believe swollen lithium batteries are dangerous. I brought one into the Apple store, and the salesman wouldn't even let me finish my story. He just gave me a replacement quickly.
03-31-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,851
Posted By noglider

I have one of each: a 1971 Super Course and a...

I have one of each: a 1971 Super Course and a 1974 International. The International is about a cm larger. The brake reaches are longer on the Super Course which means the Super Course sits higher...
03-29-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By noglider

canklecat, see this thread...

canklecat, see this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/1074804-compass-tire-hype-warning.html) about René Herse tires (made by Panaracer) when they were called Compass tires....
03-26-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By noglider

Yup. I thought the snow and ice were all gone,...

Yup. I thought the snow and ice were all gone, but yesterday I rode a trail that goes by caves that spew cold air 12 months a year, and next to them (on the trail) there was ice. Very cool effect. I...
03-26-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By noglider

In recent years, I've learned to keep the layers...

In recent years, I've learned to keep the layers thin and to take notes on what works, documenting the conditions and how I felt. Another trick is that I should feel slightly cold when I set out...
03-26-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,545
Posted By noglider

Hey, that's nice. The "full length" film is only...

Hey, that's nice. The "full length" film is only eight minutes, so I'll watch that later today.
03-26-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By noglider

Does anyone here practice falling? I try to do it...

Does anyone here practice falling? I try to do it once a year. I discovered that I fall better and hurt myself less when I've practiced. I once had a really bad night of falling on the ice three...
03-26-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By noglider

With a light that bright, your eyes would get...

With a light that bright, your eyes would get used to that level of light and then you wouldn't be able to see anything outside the beam. This is why I try to get by on the dimmest light I can use...
03-26-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By noglider

Especially tweed rides. I'm not sure if it...

Especially tweed rides.

I'm not sure if it was a carbide light, but a bike light was Panasonic's first product of any kind. It was in around 1920. We think of it as an electronics company, and...
03-26-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By noglider

I discovered self-fusing silicone tape. Once you...

I discovered self-fusing silicone tape. Once you wrap it, you can't peel it. It's great for applications like this. It won't come off with multiple mounts of your gadget.
03-24-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,403
Posted By noglider

I'm glad to hear that Gyes saddles are good. But...

I'm glad to hear that Gyes saddles are good. But I still haven't regretted any of the Brooks saddles I've bought. When I came back to cycling and found bikeforums, I thought people sounded silly...
03-24-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,019
Posted By noglider

I have hereditary low cholesterol and...

I have hereditary low cholesterol and triglycerides. My diet is excellent with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, low alcohol (maybe one drink every two weeks), and a moderate amount of meat. In...
03-24-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,403
Posted By noglider

I agree with merziac, there is no substitute for...

I agree with merziac, there is no substitute for a Brooks. Most people who have tried the cheaper ones are not satisfied. Besides, the Brooks saddles are a good value when you count the years per...
03-24-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,502
Posted By noglider

USAZorro, what did you dislike about your Cross...

USAZorro, what did you dislike about your Cross Check? I had two. The first one, I equipped with very light wheels, and that balanced the bike out to a nice-riding machine. It was too big, so I...
03-24-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,230
Views: 389,611
Posted By noglider

Thanks for clarifying. Agreed, it's certainly...

Thanks for clarifying. Agreed, it's certainly possible to slap on those lights and make it look awful.

Another reason for objecting to dynamo lights is vulnerability to theft. But a strange thing...
03-24-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By noglider

OMG, Worksman died? I guess it makes sense, but...

OMG, Worksman died? I guess it makes sense, but that's sad.
03-24-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,233
Posted By noglider

I love Frejus bikes, too. For me, it's the...

I love Frejus bikes, too. For me, it's the history, the styling, and the workmanship. What do you love about yours? I don't have one yet.

In the early 80s, I worked in a bike shop that dealt in...
03-24-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,019
Posted By noglider

I turned 60 this year. My blood pressure is...

I turned 60 this year. My blood pressure is rising. My doctor is concerned. I'm measuring it every day now, and if I can't lower it in six weeks -- through reducing salt from my diet, cutting back on...
03-24-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 19,506
Posted By noglider

My ~1996 Volpe had 37mm tires and fenders. The...

My ~1996 Volpe had 37mm tires and fenders. The later models may have had less clearance, but that was one of the really nice thing about the bike for me.
03-24-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4,230
Views: 389,611
Posted By noglider

merziac, why does mounting lights make you...

merziac, why does mounting lights make you cringe? It's reversible, though if you're thinking about the amount of time to take them off, yeah, there's that, but I don't have to do it often. I let my...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By noglider

Thanks. I bought one.

Thanks. I bought one.
03-22-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By noglider

Battery packs are a better solution for almost...

Battery packs are a better solution for almost all cases. Four of them weigh less than a dynamo hub. A bottle dynamo makes a lot of drag for a little amount of power. The charging circuitry is...
03-22-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By noglider

Quad Lock products are shockingly expensive so I...

Quad Lock products are shockingly expensive so I tried a bunch of cheap mounts. They all gave me various problems. I'm now heavily invested in Quad Lock cases and mounts, even mounts for the family...
03-19-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 845
Posted By noglider

It doesn't look worn, but it could be. You can...

It doesn't look worn, but it could be. You can replace it with a freewheel in current production. Most of them are good, including the Shimano ones.
03-19-21, 03:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,526
Posted By noglider

You should know that tagging/mentioning does not...

You should know that tagging/mentioning does not notify the person if you use the dropdown menu. Just keep typing past your input so it leaves the @-sign in place. This is counter-intuitive and...
03-19-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 40,078
Posted By noglider

The biggest common wheel size in production is...

The biggest common wheel size in production is the so-called 28-inch which came on the Raleigh Tourist. I don't think this is found on European or American markets any longer. It's not much bigger...
03-18-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20,230
Views: 3,388,994
Posted By noglider

It's not that someone is selling rocks is funny,...

It's not that someone is selling rocks is funny, it's the composition of the ad. We buy rocks on craigslist. We met a guy who owns his own quarry. It was fun to visit.
03-18-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By noglider

Aha, that was an exception I forgot about, so I...

Aha, that was an exception I forgot about, so I shouldn't have made such a broad blanket statement. But I'm pretty sure the Super Strada didn't come with Mavic rims.
03-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By noglider

As you probably know, pastorbobnlnh is the master...

As you probably know, pastorbobnlnh is the master at overhauling freewheels. I decided I would get out of freewheels, so I sent him my collection to do with them as he pleased. Then my last bike with...
03-18-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 937
Posted By noglider

I agree that the cable will not cause significant...

I agree that the cable will not cause significant damage to the BB shell. On the other hand, protecting it could prevent the spread of rust, and that can't be bad.

I recently put a plastic cable...
03-18-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By noglider

In that era, Univega bikes came with only...

In that era, Univega bikes came with only Japanese-made parts, and Mavic rims were made in France, so they can't be original.
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