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Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By noglider

Thanks, 2_i. Those are nice. I still haven't...

Thanks, 2_i. Those are nice. I still haven't found the one whose brim is of the same width all around the helmet. But one of those two might be nice.
11-22-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By noglider

I've been able to use some 15mm sockets, but I've...

I've been able to use some 15mm sockets, but I've had to grind down at least one, so it depends on the socket.

As for the ideal size, well, I've used 14, 15, and 16, and I haven't rounded off any....
11-21-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 530
Posted By noglider

They are all beautiful.

They are all beautiful.
11-21-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,715
Posted By noglider

It's not a CVT, it's an enclosed gear system near...

It's not a CVT, it's an enclosed gear system near the crank.
11-21-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By noglider

I remember when 15mm was the standard and you...

I remember when 15mm was the standard and you needed a super-thin socket to use those 16mm bolts. I guess 14mm is a better size.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 420
Posted By noglider

I don't ride in shorts in New York for several...

I don't ride in shorts in New York for several months in a row. I can't imagine how you can do it in Ontario!

I think one thing that keeps me going is remembering that a bad day on the bike is...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 420
Posted By noglider

Maybe you should cut back on your bike commuting,...

Maybe you should cut back on your bike commuting, to keep it fun.

My commute is down to 30 or 35 minutes, so I can tolerate most weather now. And I regret not riding pretty much every day I skip...
11-21-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By noglider

It's possible to build a dynamo that provides a...

It's possible to build a dynamo that provides a lot of power, but it would suck too much kinetic energy from the rider.

That chain-based dynamo seems close enough to what you're after, especially...
11-21-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By noglider

I'd like to offer to build your wheels at below...

I'd like to offer to build your wheels at below market rate. But shipping could make this a bad deal. Let me know if that makes any sense.
11-20-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By noglider

So you can't use a regular patch?

So you can't use a regular patch?
11-20-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 781
Posted By noglider

I happen to like MAFAC Racer brakes a lot, but I...

I happen to like MAFAC Racer brakes a lot, but I started working on bikes in the 1970s, so I'm used to all the quirks. I now volunteer at a bike coop, and people there have less experience than I do....
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 420
Posted By noglider

I feel you. Winter has so many stressors: the...

I feel you. Winter has so many stressors: the weather, the short period of light, the scary road conditions, the scary drivers, the bad visibility. Do you have another way to get to work? You could...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By noglider

I've seen some people wearing a giant brim...

I've seen some people wearing a giant brim attached (it seems) by elastic, and it goes all around the helmet. That seems like a great thing to try. Where can I get one? Or what should my search terms...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,031
Posted By noglider

I rode out to the bike coop on Monday evening. It...

I rode out to the bike coop on Monday evening. It was drizzling lightly, and I was perfectly comfortable. When it came time to go home, the rain had become fairly heavy. I don't remember the...
11-20-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By noglider

What are you hoping to accomplish? A few people...

What are you hoping to accomplish? A few people use dynamos on their bikes to charge their electronics, but it doesn't seem worth the expense unless you're going to ride many days with a lot of time...
11-20-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By noglider

Do you build your wheels yourself?

Do you build your wheels yourself?
11-20-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,197
Posted By noglider

Wow, a dorm is a lot more useful than parking!...

Wow, a dorm is a lot more useful than parking! Great experiment.
11-20-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,254
Posted By noglider

A big factor in what works is how long your ride...

A big factor in what works is how long your ride is. I used to have a 70-minute ride, and nothing I tried worked on the worst days. I didn't try everything possible, and I might have found a solution...
11-20-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,197
Posted By noglider

A few years ago, there was a bill in NJ that...

A few years ago, there was a bill in NJ that would have required employers to charge employees for parking. There was a lot of opposition, understandably, so it didn't pass. I'm sorry it didn't....
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,261
Posted By noglider

This morning's commute gave me a stiff headwind...

This morning's commute gave me a stiff headwind after a two-day break from our usual windiness. I stopped to take a picture, and my phone battery died suddenly. It's worn out, so it has a tendency to...
11-20-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 764
Posted By noglider

I just looked up the Zig Zag. It looks great....

I just looked up the Zig Zag. It looks great. $1,300 isn't bad at all. My wife has an All City Macho Man. It's so great that I'm envious.
11-20-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 764
Posted By noglider

You're right, I had forgotten the requirements...

You're right, I had forgotten the requirements you laid out, and those features are not available except in new bikes. But you might be flexible: disc brakes are nice, but I'm fine without them. 40mm...
11-19-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By noglider

timtak, that article in Triathlete is...

timtak, that article in Triathlete is fascinating. I'm not a triathlete, but maybe I should pretend I am for the sake of fit. I have very very tight muscles everywhere.
11-19-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By noglider

I've invested a huge amount into SPD pedals and...

I've invested a huge amount into SPD pedals and shoes. But I'm curious to try those Catalyst pedals. I'm willing to admit I was going in the wrong direction. I have chronic foot pain, probably caused...
11-19-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,177
Posted By noglider

OK, back on topic, as I said earlier, rehearsal...

OK, back on topic, as I said earlier, rehearsal is a very useful tool. It doesn't have to be a close-to-realistic simulation. I was amazed at how well it worked, because I didn't develop the...
11-19-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By noglider

The wax trick is great. I'll do that. Also, be...

The wax trick is great. I'll do that. Also, be really careful when putting in the allen key. 4mm allen keys are tricky, and 3mm shouldn't even exist. Also, remove and regrease your cleat bolts every...
11-19-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 764
Posted By noglider

This is not at all as crazy as it sounds. You...

This is not at all as crazy as it sounds. You might be able to sell for prices similar to what you pay, maybe even more. And you can sample lots of bikes that way. It might be quicker than coming to...
11-19-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 194
Posted By noglider

Don't be afraid of Asian-made Bianchis. I had a...

Don't be afraid of Asian-made Bianchis. I had a Taiwan-made Bianchi, and the quality was super-impressive. It was flawless, and it was the most durable paint I had on any bike.
11-19-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By noglider

Given that it's had a lot of mods done to it,...

Given that it's had a lot of mods done to it, it's easy to believe that anything on it is a mod, such as the crossover drive. And thank goodness for that.
11-19-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,210
Posted By noglider

I use a pen and make a circle around the hole,...

I use a pen and make a circle around the hole, and then I put a cross over it, too, so it's like an X'd out O. That helps me keep track of where it is.
11-19-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,177
Posted By noglider

:lol: I'm laughing at myself, embarrassed.

:lol: I'm laughing at myself, embarrassed.
11-19-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,197
Posted By noglider

It depends on supply and demand, and those are...

It depends on supply and demand, and those are based on time and location.
11-19-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,177
Posted By noglider

wphamilton, I'm saying your experience of a happy...

wphamilton, I'm saying your experience of a happy ending after a 65-mph crash may have created a belief for you that is unfounded. You got very lucky, and I think it has led to a misunderstanding.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By noglider

I'm dealing with this. I'm in the rain at night...

I'm dealing with this. I'm in the rain at night often, especially this month. My only saving grace is that my glasses prescription is mild, and I can live without my glasses when the rain is a big...
11-19-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 106,707
Posted By noglider

I have a new clothing challenge. Not only do I...

I have a new clothing challenge. Not only do I want to stay warm on my commute, but the college I attend is overheated, so I need to be cool after I arrive. Not only that, there are no lockers, so I...
11-19-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,177
Posted By noglider

I'm pretty sure you're wrong about physics, too,...

I'm pretty sure you're wrong about physics, too, wphamilton. I suggest you listen again to what the others are saying. They've convinced me, and you haven't.
11-19-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,715
Posted By noglider

Agreed. At first glance, belts are much better,...

Agreed. At first glance, belts are much better, but not when you weigh the pluses against the minuses. It's not fair to compare a belt drive with IGH against a chain drive with derailleurs. And as...
11-19-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,210
Posted By noglider

I think lighting the glue doesn't hurt or help....

I think lighting the glue doesn't hurt or help. It might ensure that the glue is dry.
11-19-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,715
Posted By noglider

I vaguely remember that.

I vaguely remember that.
11-18-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,197
Posted By noglider

I feel like we're making progress here in NYC....

I feel like we're making progress here in NYC. The 14th St busway is now open, despite big objections and lawsuits. The bike lane on Central Park West is partly finished. People are waking up to the...
11-18-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 60,941
Posted By noglider

Wobblewheel, you could ask your local bike shop...

Wobblewheel, you could ask your local bike shop where people ride or meet. (Do you have a local bike shop?) Maybe there's a group you can find on meetup or facebook. Also, check the Strava Heat Map...
11-18-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,177
Posted By noglider

I'm a singer, so I believe in rehearsal. I...

I'm a singer, so I believe in rehearsal. I practice falling, and it has helped me a lot. I stumbled on this when I was teaching adults to ride a bike. Some were anxious, so to allay their anxiety, I...
11-18-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 447
Posted By noglider

I converted my Viscount to a fixed gear. The...

I converted my Viscount to a fixed gear. The chainring is original but the cranks are not. They are TA, 155mm length.
...
11-18-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 167,904
Posted By noglider

Good point. I'll see if I have bars like that. I...

Good point. I'll see if I have bars like that. I have a huge collection. I used to do conversions for neighbors of drops to uprights. Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
11-18-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,085
Posted By noglider

44 miles round trip? I didn't know you were...

44 miles round trip? I didn't know you were considering that. I had a 27-mile round trip, and that was too much to do every day.
11-18-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By noglider

How long has the limit that low? I commend your...

How long has the limit that low? I commend your town. NYC just lowered its limit from 30 mph to 25 mph. It's progress, and I hope we keep lowering it.
11-18-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By noglider

I should have taken a picture of myself a là...

I should have taken a picture of myself a là nlerner. I wore a tux, dress shoes, a toque hat under my helmet, and lobster claw mittens. I had the same strong north wind, and man was it strong along...
11-18-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By noglider

I've skidded my front wheel on loose surfaces. It...

I've skidded my front wheel on loose surfaces. It doesn't end well.
11-16-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18,027
Views: 2,853,101
Posted By noglider

Yes, and maybe it generates offers. For all we...

Yes, and maybe it generates offers. For all we know, they'll accept a $25 offer. And hey, they might get a $1,000 offer.
11-16-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18,027
Views: 2,853,101
Posted By noglider

Well, they are accepting offers. Maybe setting a...

Well, they are accepting offers. Maybe setting a high price is some kind of strategy, but I don't know.
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