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Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,474
Posted By noglider

I volunteered to marshall the NYC Century ride,...

I volunteered to marshall the NYC Century ride, so I had to get up much earlier than normal. I missed my morning constitutional. I ended up going to a port-a-john in a remote neighborhood I didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,474
Posted By noglider

Oh yeah. When my wife saw me in them for the...

Oh yeah. When my wife saw me in them for the first time, she said I look like a weight lifter from 1915.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,474
Posted By noglider

I love my bibs. Elastic waistbands are...

I love my bibs. Elastic waistbands are uncomfortable for me on a bike.

Going to the toilet is certainly less convenient. It's even worse when I'm wearing many layers.
04-05-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 244,689
Posted By noglider

We escaped NYC for the quarantine, and I left my...

We escaped NYC for the quarantine, and I left my Super Course there. :( I plan to go back this week and pick it up along with a few other things. I want to get it done finally. I feel like I haven't...
04-04-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,708
Posted By noglider

More credit where it's due: SPD might be my...

More credit where it's due: SPD might be my favorite invention of Shimano's. With recessed cleats, I love the system. There is wide variety of choice in pedals and shoes. I've been considering taking...
04-03-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By noglider

If you need an extremely loud horn, you are doing...

If you need an extremely loud horn, you are doing something wrong, possibly going too fast and too close to people. Or waiting until it's too late.
04-02-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,708
Posted By noglider

There are so many! It's hard to say what would...

There are so many! It's hard to say what would suit you best. The newish Click-R are designed for easy in and easy out. I have the PD-M324 and love it. I got it after using lots of off brand pedals,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 359,689
Posted By noglider

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04-02-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,087
Posted By noglider

I don't think the new stuff is stupid. It's very...

I don't think the new stuff is stupid. It's very good in many ways. But it's not ideal, and it's not perfect. You might think that simpler is cheaper, but the 1x drivetrains are expensiver. And as...
04-02-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,306
Posted By noglider

I shot this right in front of our house. ...

I shot this right in front of our house.

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 359,689
Posted By noglider

I took a walk with my granddog, and we met a...

I took a walk with my granddog, and we met a couple of horses who seemed glad to meet her.
...
04-02-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6,042
Views: 515,060
Posted By noglider

Yes! Our post office in NYC (10014) had huge...

Yes! Our post office in NYC (10014) had huge delays. They're up and running again, but there is talk of suspending service!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 359,689
Posted By noglider

I take this shot a lot. It's right in front of...

I take this shot a lot. It's right in front of the house. On the left is our lower barn. On the right of the image you see a sliver of our upper barn. We have stereo barns, and the road cuts through...
04-02-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 244,689
Posted By noglider

I thought we shrink in our backs, not our legs....

I thought we shrink in our backs, not our legs. How can this be?
04-01-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14,969
Views: 1,488,127
Posted By noglider

I had a glorious ride yesterday. Hilly and...

I had a glorious ride yesterday. Hilly and challenging and beautiful. I had to stop taking pictures: every spot was scenic, and I would not make any progress if I took more pictures.

I forgot my...
03-31-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By noglider

I want to thank folks here for their...

I want to thank folks here for their contributions. I'm following some of the suggestions, and they are making me feel great. I especially like the Training Peaks...
03-30-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,288
Posted By noglider

They said they would replace a battery for me...

They said they would replace a battery for me under warranty, but they replaced the whole light. They built a lot of good will that way.
03-29-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By noglider

Slightspeed, I love the medieval blacksmith...

Slightspeed, I love the medieval blacksmith comment. Have you seen the 1947 film on the making of Raleigh bikes? They put brass sleeves under the lugs and toss the whole frame into a hearth. I...
03-29-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By noglider

They are. I don't recommend them as primary...

They are. I don't recommend them as primary lights, because they're cheap. As I said, one of the three I own is defective. Spare lights are good to have, and this is the best spare light I can think...
03-28-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By noglider

I have one of those IRD Defiant cranksets. I have...

I have one of those IRD Defiant cranksets. I have the triple, with the Velo Orange name on it. I thought it would be OK but I find it to be of extremely good quality. I'm not that strong, but it...
03-28-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 244,689
Posted By noglider

If he doesn't thank you, I will. Thank you,...

If he doesn't thank you, I will. Thank you, JimmyFish. Good work.
03-28-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,171
Posted By noglider

I love those brake calipers. You didn't waste...

I love those brake calipers. You didn't waste your time shining them up.
03-28-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By noglider

There are three measurements that matter. 1. If...

There are three measurements that matter. 1. If the two blades are off to one side, that's the easiest to fix, and I have done it successfully.

2. The rakes must be the same. This is the distance...
03-27-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By noglider

And are you saying you can feel electromagnetic...

And are you saying you can feel electromagnetic forces? What's the trick for that?
03-25-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,154
Posted By noglider

A little. It was always like this, and Trump made...

A little. It was always like this, and Trump made it a bit worse.

But this is the first I'm hearing about the UK companies not being good any more. What happened with them?
03-25-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,323
Posted By noglider

I want to organize my small parts. I am...

I want to organize my small parts. I am envisioning stacked boxes with layers of chicken wire to sift them out. The chicken wire would replace the tops and bottoms. Each layer of chicken wire is...
03-25-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By noglider

I learned a little. TP manufacturers work with an...

I learned a little. TP manufacturers work with an on-demand system. They can predict accurately how much of their product will sell. It sells evenly, and there are no peak times of demand, no pooping...
03-25-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,177
Posted By noglider

I'm assuming that's an autocorrection, from...

I'm assuming that's an autocorrection, from "styled."
03-24-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,177
Posted By noglider

What a fun thread. It lets the imagination move.

What a fun thread. It lets the imagination move.
03-23-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 244,689
Posted By noglider

FujiSam, fantastic. Consider that many of us...

FujiSam, fantastic. Consider that many of us think you get the best of both worlds when you put modern stuff on an old steel frame. We have a whole thread on that.
03-23-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By noglider

My cousins have a cannabis shop in Anchorage....

My cousins have a cannabis shop in Anchorage. They are doing a brisk business, which is nice, but it also means they are risking contraction of the virus. They have to take lots of precautions.
03-23-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By noglider

Take a look at a B&M or similar European...

Take a look at a B&M or similar European headlight. The use of an LED illustrates that designs for filament bulbs are no longer applicable. The B&M design is brilliant. It might have been expensive...
03-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By noglider

Isn't there a bevel on one side to accommodate...

Isn't there a bevel on one side to accommodate the chainring bolt?
03-23-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By noglider

Prayers for your wife and the rest of your...

Prayers for your wife and the rest of your family, fishboy316. My wife had breast cancer in 2003, so I know a bit about chemo. And a friend of mine was just diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. She...
03-23-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,340
Posted By noglider

I'm in the middle. I think Wald baskets are ugly...

I'm in the middle. I think Wald baskets are ugly but practical. The double rear ones are terribly heavy. Kurt's criticisms of them are fair.

Hose clamps are better than zip ties, not only because...
03-23-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,878
Posted By noglider

Bike shops are designated as essential in NYC,...

Bike shops are designated as essential in NYC, too. They are selling twice as many bikes as normal and are very busy. Also bike delivery services are hiring.
03-23-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By noglider

I am wishing for the best for you, Randy, as well...

I am wishing for the best for you, Randy, as well as for everyone else. I'm pretty shaken up, but we have to keep working on survival, and we have to help each other however we can.
03-23-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By noglider

I find it curious that the shortage was caused by...

I find it curious that the shortage was caused by fear of a shortage. The curious thing is that TP is far from the most essential thing. Most Americans don't have bidets, and when I think about it, I...
03-23-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,585
Posted By noglider

One of my professors gives us deadlines of Sunday...

One of my professors gives us deadlines of Sunday at 11pm for assignments. It make my Sunday a work day instead of a rest day. I worked all day and failed to finish the assignment. desperation! And...
03-22-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By noglider

It protects others more than it protects the...

It protects others more than it protects the wearer. And I've been wearing one in public more out of respect to others, to show that I care. I do not feel strongly that a healthy person should or...
03-22-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,351
Posted By noglider

If the teens are boys, this will explain it...

If the teens are boys, this will explain it (https://www.amazon.com/review/RFWM0CFO0UMWY).
03-22-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,256
Posted By noglider

I stopped acquiring bikes a few years ago. I'm...

I stopped acquiring bikes a few years ago. I'm not very tempted to buy one.

I've been unemployed for a year and a half, so I'm already fairly thrifty. I'm in college, which somewhat justifies my...
03-22-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18,589
Views: 3,010,895
Posted By noglider

I'm glad he's honest about what it really is.

I'm glad he's honest about what it really is.
03-22-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By noglider

A few years ago, I was not willing to spend real...

A few years ago, I was not willing to spend real money on lights. Then as I was dissatisfied with the lights I bought, I incrementally increased the amount I spent, and each time I spent more, I...
03-22-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By noglider

That bike is so special, and it's been fun to...

That bike is so special, and it's been fun to watch it take form.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By noglider

Hamstring welcome to BF. For a commute that long,...

Hamstring welcome to BF. For a commute that long, it might be best to attach your luggage to your bike.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 9,106
Posted By noglider

RidingMatthew, what kind of work do you do? In...

RidingMatthew, what kind of work do you do? In New York State, most people are not allowed to go to work unless their jobs are designated as essential. Interestingly, bike shops are marked essential....
03-22-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18,589
Views: 3,010,895
Posted By noglider

Wacky is right. I guess the grinding wheel is a...

Wacky is right. I guess the grinding wheel is a brake? You put your foot on it to stop? What a piece of work is man!
03-22-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,347
Posted By noglider

Yes, I've found thumbies aren't really thumbies....

Yes, I've found thumbies aren't really thumbies. I sometimes have to grasp the whole shifter with my hand as if it's a knob. Not fantastic but not awful. Maybe they should be called palmies.
03-22-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 244,689
Posted By noglider

2cam16, you remind me that now that it is spring,...

2cam16, you remind me that now that it is spring, it's a good time to clean the bikes.

I did a bunch of little things to our tandem yesterday.

The handlebars are too high, and I can't lower...
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