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Forum: Commuting
03-30-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 23,509
Posted By rhm

I agree! But doesn't your reference to "the road...

I agree! But doesn't your reference to "the road bike guys" bespeak a certain kind of tribalism?. I don't want to speak for anyone but myself; I'm a cyclist, but I don't see myself as a member of a...
03-27-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 203,483
Posted By rhm

I probably do. I'll go check, then email you.

I probably do. I'll go check, then email you.
03-27-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By rhm

Yes, that has been my experience as well. ...

Yes, that has been my experience as well. English bikes of this era were made to fit EA1, EA3, or 27" clinchers. At one point I had these calipers on my Fothergill, and they worked with EA3 wheels...
03-17-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,585
Posted By rhm

Taking some time off, not exactly by choice

You guys still commuting... to work?

I'm not, until further notice... maybe in April things will start to stabilize and I'll go back. But going in and out of NYC every day started to seem...
03-11-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By rhm

I have run a 99 with 28t inner ring and 44t or...

I have run a 99 with 28t inner ring and 44t or 45t outer. No problems, and I don't remember know whether the inner rings we're Stronglight or Sakae.
Replies: 35
Views: 1,230
Posted By rhm

I didn't notice! But then again I was riding 53...

I didn't notice! But then again I was riding 53 mm tires. There were some pretty bad roads on LOL as well, which I did notice. So far, no regrets about my big fat tires.
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By rhm

Sounds normal to me. Sometimes after a long ride...

Sounds normal to me. Sometimes after a long ride my whole body feels like it's buzzing somehow. This works out pretty well on multi day rides, but the sleep deficit starts to add up.
My solution,...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By rhm

As a commuter, I beat that Google Maps Cyclist...

As a commuter, I beat that Google Maps Cyclist every time. He's slow.

And as a long distance rider, same thing up to a point. 125 miles is about 10 hours for me, well ahead of Google. But as the...
03-02-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,854
Posted By rhm

And some types take an excellent polish. But...

And some types take an excellent polish.

But I​​​​​​I really don't get the aesthetic of a Hetchins with anachronistic modern components. The frames are cool in their way, but it's a 1930's style....
02-29-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,228
Posted By rhm

A dog doesn't have a chin, you know? Is...

A dog doesn't have a chin, you know?

Is electronic shifting chindogu? What about Biopace?
Replies: 54
Views: 4,544
Posted By rhm

I did the "Central Jersey 200" again on Sunday,...

I did the "Central Jersey 200" again on Sunday, or was it Monday?, to retroactively fill in my R- series. I guess this ride made up for not riding an official ride in December. Don't ask me why I...
02-24-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,809
Posted By rhm

The bike in the photos is from the 30's or 40's....

The bike in the photos is from the 30's or 40's. For some reason development and production of bicycle components fell off during the years 1939-45 so it is hard to distinguish bikes in that era.
...
Replies: 54
Views: 4,544
Posted By rhm

Wow, atwl77, that sounds like quite a ride. Nice...

Wow, atwl77, that sounds like quite a ride. Nice photo, too. Thanks for the writeup! My legs hurt just reading it (though Sunday's 200, almost perfectly flat, with no adverse weather condtions to...
02-04-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By rhm

I've used Campy Mirage Ergo shifters. I have not...

I've used Campy Mirage Ergo shifters. I have not used a friction downtube shifter to shift a 10 speed derailleur. So I voted for the latter. Not a strong endorsement, but I can't recommend the...
Replies: 54
Views: 4,544
Posted By rhm

My 2020 plan is to earn another RUSA cup. I just...

My 2020 plan is to earn another RUSA cup. I just finished one, my second, in August or so, so I'm basically starting from zero. Probably the NJ Randonneurs SR series, PA Flèche, uncertain which...
01-03-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By rhm

New Year's Day wasn't going to work for me this...

New Year's Day wasn't going to work for me this year so I went out on the 31st, rode just 100 miles, and oh man was I tired after that. No photos.
12-29-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By rhm

Hey, that's a good looking saddle! If you...

Hey, that's a good looking saddle!

If you don't like your MIL I'll be happy to lend you mine. I don't think my FIL will notice.
12-28-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By rhm

Okay, so, in a word, yes. Brooks saddles use a...

Okay, so, in a word, yes. Brooks saddles use a frame design that was developed many decades ago, when bikes tended to have relatively slack seat tube geometry.

But that's not all there is to it.
...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By rhm

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49233568126_d8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49233568126_d83496d07f_b.jpg
For what it's worth, here's what my 80 lux dynamo powered light shows me, as seen by my cell phone a few evenings ago. This is on...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,620
Posted By rhm

Disregard? In general, no. I try to be...

Disregard?

In general, no. I try to be aware of the traffic laws and obey them if they make sense. When the traffic light is red and cars are whizzing by at 60 mph in a 40 mph zone, it makes a...
12-11-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,272
Posted By rhm

Yup, that's them, and yes, I said cheesy, I said...

Yup, that's them, and yes, I said cheesy, I said terrible, and I mentioned the name of the manufacturer. You said low end crap. Sounds to me like we agree. The impression I got is that, it's a bad...
12-04-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,366
Posted By rhm

I would look at this as a process, not an event. ...

I would look at this as a process, not an event.

So the first step is to preserve everything that can be preserved, arrest any active rust, and so on.

Second step is to record everything....
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,725
Posted By rhm

If I pull a really bonehead move and am ashamed...

If I pull a really bonehead move and am ashamed to admit how stupid I was, I probably won't mention it to anyone, either my wife or you guys. But of course that has never happened. Never, as in not...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,258
Posted By rhm

While this isn't a problem I've had to encounter...

While this isn't a problem I've had to encounter (my bike frames all have eyelets for fenders) it shouldn't be a particularly difficult problem to solve.

You can already get these overpriced...
12-01-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,075
Posted By rhm

No, sorry, I don't know the connection between...

No, sorry, I don't know the connection between Soffatti and Arius.

Soffatti also made leather saddles similar to a Brooks Professional. They had hand hammered copper rivets and a rather...
11-29-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,302
Posted By rhm

Yes, I have. But I'll qualify that: I've...

Yes, I have. But I'll qualify that:

I've bought a few of these. The first one worked great but I busted it by jamming the USB plug in backwards in the dark. The second one usually worked but...
11-28-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,302
Posted By rhm

Good luck with that! I used to make my...

Good luck with that!

I used to make my dynamo wiring much too complicated, buck puck, switch, etc. What I found was that when it's all together and it should work, and it doesn't, it's really hard...
11-27-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,293
Posted By rhm

What would be really cool is if someone would...

What would be really cool is if someone would reverse engineer a Nivex mech for 3D printing and make all the parts downloadable. Having all the parts printed commercially wouldn't be cheap, but just...
11-24-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 185,948
Posted By rhm

Pari-moto's come in at least three sizes! ...

Pari-moto's come in at least three sizes!

But hold on, I'll get you some numbers.

Edit:
Pacienti Rim,
"38" tire is 38.5 mm wide, 334 mm radius
"42" tire is 41.5 mm wide, 337 mm radius
...
11-23-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,453
Posted By rhm

I can't read the inscription on that but judging...

I can't read the inscription on that but judging by the style I'd put it closer to 150 AD. If you can get it in focus I think I can do better.

A couple years ago noglider sent me photos of some...
11-17-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14,969
Views: 1,488,040
Posted By rhm

I must be getting old or something, cuz the cold...

I must be getting old or something, cuz the cold starts bothering me more than it used to! Or maybe I was just coming down with a cold the other day (I was, and I'm still fighting it off......
11-15-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,073
Posted By rhm

No doubt I'll be a minority of one again, but...

No doubt I'll be a minority of one again, but here I go.

About an hour ago I got back from riding a 200 km "permanent." It was about 28° F when we started at 6:30 AM, gradually rising into the...
11-07-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,568
Posted By rhm

Hmm, thanks, guys! maybe I should have my user...

Hmm, thanks, guys! maybe I should have my user name changed to Don Rodolfo, eh? Has a nice ring to it.

Anyway yeah, rubbing some proofide on there might help. The leather may be so dried out...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By rhm

Here's an amusing GPS glitch. This happened to...

Here's an amusing GPS glitch. This happened to me on Saturday.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49018204116_0887d2cc7c_b.jpg

On top, that's how Strava shows my ride. Below, another rider's...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 148,482
Posted By rhm

On Thursday, Halloween, I found three puffball...

On Thursday, Halloween, I found three puffball mushrooms at the side of the canal towpath:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49014733101_d958fb21f4_b.jpg

One of them, 5" diameter, became part...
Replies: 54
Views: 4,544
Posted By rhm

New Jersey Randonneurs has something new on the...

New Jersey Randonneurs has something new on the calendar, a New York - Montreal - New York 1200k, August 2 - 5:

https://www.njrandonneurs.org/ny-m-ny-1200k.html
...
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,644
Posted By rhm

My friend and I were riding east through...

My friend and I were riding east through Washington State in August 1983. Warm day with a nice strong tailwind. Occasionally we saw smoke on the horizon and didn't think much of it. One cloud of...
10-02-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By rhm

:lol: But yes, they can be. A good plastic...

:lol:

But yes, they can be. A good plastic saddle feels pretty much the same as a good leather saddle. For long distance riding, if there's any chance of rain*, I use a plastic saddle.

I have...
09-30-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,708
Posted By rhm

The steel cottered crank, huret derailleur with...

The steel cottered crank, huret derailleur with claw, and steel rims?, These are not Competition components. These look like a Grand Prix or even Record. The nervex bottom bracket shell suggests a...
09-23-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,542
Posted By rhm

Standover is a quick and dirty measurement that...

Standover is a quick and dirty measurement that gets a rider to approximately the right size bike frame. If you can't stand over the top tube, the bike is definitely too big for you. If you can just...
09-23-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,169
Posted By rhm

I agree with the suggestion that your saddle is...

I agree with the suggestion that your saddle is (was) too high.

Saddle width --and especially "sit bone" width-- is not completely irrelevant, but I don't think it's nearly the important...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,034
Posted By rhm

To my eye a bike isn't complete without fenders,...

To my eye a bike isn't complete without fenders, dynamo hub, lights, and a front rack. These things are always nice to have, and sometimes essential. I realize this is a function of the kind of...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,070
Posted By rhm

Good for you! How many did you sell? I could...

Good for you! How many did you sell? I could create a lot of space in my garage if I had that kind of fortitude.
08-18-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,710
Posted By rhm

What's the evidence that this bike is faster than...

What's the evidence that this bike is faster than the other one? It feels faster? Strava records? Races won?
Replies: 34
Views: 6,005
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...
Replies: 34
Views: 6,005
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)...
07-09-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
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.
07-03-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,317
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...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,486
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...
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