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08-11-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 332
Posted By berner

For the rear wheel, the drive side spokes are...

For the rear wheel, the drive side spokes are tensioned as per recommendation, then the non-drive side spokes are tensioned only as much as necessary to maintain a straight rim. I just slowly bring...
08-11-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,265
Posted By berner

I always amazes me that some people never ask...

I always amazes me that some people never ask questions but also encourage others not to ask any questions either. The rule is, if you never ask questions you never learn anything.

I think a nap...
08-11-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 332
Posted By berner

I true my own wheels by the pitch when the spoke...

I true my own wheels by the pitch when the spoke is plucked just as indicated in the link by SBinNYC, (post17). To get the pitch right I have an inexpensive pitch pipe such as a music teacher may...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By berner

I'd base a toll on rider poundage just to get...

I'd base a toll on rider poundage just to get those fatties back on the couch.
08-10-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 971
Posted By berner

I once delivered a boat from Sodus Point on Lake...

I once delivered a boat from Sodus Point on Lake Ontario to Long Island Sound. I had no idea New York had such an extensive canal system. Not just the Erie Canal either. It seemed central NY was...
08-10-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By berner

What tires do you use that laugh at earth...

What tires do you use that laugh at earth quakes.:)
08-10-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By berner

a year or two ago a tour rider clipped a pedal on...

a year or two ago a tour rider clipped a pedal on something and landed face first against something and died.
08-09-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By berner

I read today in the NY Times Sunday edition about...

I read today in the NY Times Sunday edition about the response in Belgium by the "experts" to covid-19. Belgium has had a very high or the highest death rate due to infection than any other place on...
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,205
Posted By berner

We have all heard the saying, "as pointless as...

We have all heard the saying, "as pointless as herding cats" meaning you can't get cats to do anything they don't want to do. Cats get a bad rap. They are affectionate and loving creatures much more...
08-08-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 417
Posted By berner

At 82 y.o. I still do a bit of work with weights...

At 82 y.o. I still do a bit of work with weights but I'm only interested in maintanence. I do a good bit of stretching also too maintain mobility. For some months now I've been cutting way back on...
08-08-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 971
Posted By berner

I grew up in the Hudson Valley of N.Y. about 70...

I grew up in the Hudson Valley of N.Y. about 70 miles north of the city. It was a rural, agricultural area then but much less so today though I have family there who are farmers. I have always been...
08-08-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 971
Posted By berner

Rats, I've been outed.

Rats, I've been outed.
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 470
Posted By berner

Way back when I was still young I sailed from NY...

Way back when I was still young I sailed from NY to Plymouth, England. I had kept careful track of the date with a rubber band around the relevant pages of the Nautical Almanac which contains the...
08-08-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By berner

Back to Square One

In the last several weeks I've noticed significant numbers of cars on the road and people being lax about distancing and wearing masks. This all reminds me of the story of the kids who grabbed the...
08-07-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 971
Posted By berner

At 82 y.o. I may no longer have the energy but...

At 82 y.o. I may no longer have the energy but by golly, I have the memories.
Forum: Foo
08-07-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 470
Posted By berner

I went on board the Constitution, Old Ironsides,...

I went on board the Constitution, Old Ironsides, in Boston some time back. As a boat builder it was all especially interesting to me. In addition to the ship, there is a museum at the site with some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 21,216
Posted By berner

I had a Jewish friend who when we sailed in cold...

I had a Jewish friend who when we sailed in cold late fall weather, would bring a big pot of borscht. At the end of a cold day, with a good dollop of sour cream, this was a stick to the ribs meal...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 470
Posted By berner

I have a long time friend whose father was a...

I have a long time friend whose father was a naval architect and who has been around sailing vessels since she was old enough to diaper. I've known her for 35 years, sailed from the Caribbean to New...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 470
Posted By berner

I believe every maritime nation has sail training...

I believe every maritime nation has sail training vessels so that there are many experienced mariners who know how to operate a square rigger, the actual machanics of sailing and how the rigging...
08-05-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By berner

I agree with Carbonfiberboy that you might find...

I agree with Carbonfiberboy that you might find it a bit too big.
08-05-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By berner

I've not tried this but have read good reports...

I've not tried this but have read good reports about it.
08-05-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,476
Posted By berner

As a boy of 10 or so. I read and loved "The Last...

As a boy of 10 or so. I read and loved "The Last of the Mohicans, "The Deer Slayer" and loved them as our house was in the middle of fields and woods. I fancied myself a young Hawkeye and a beginning...
08-05-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By berner

I've had neck problems in the past but have...

I've had neck problems in the past but have learned how to deal with them. In the Spring when mileage begins to ramp up, I've had sore necks due to neck muscles not quite up to the work of ...
08-04-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,213
Posted By berner

I'm glad to have you enjoying your bike. If you...

I'm glad to have you enjoying your bike. If you up your frequency, you will inevitably up your distance and expand your riding area. My recommendation for safe cycling is to be visible, be...
08-04-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 971
Posted By berner

People Watching At The Beach

I've not been doing long rides this year due to health issues. My cycling consists of rides to the town beach here in Bristol where I indulge in reading a book and people watching. I am surprised...
08-03-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By berner

Actually, we seem to be in a second wave right...

Actually, we seem to be in a second wave right now and it is mostly of our own making. I also think the situation you describe in your post is likely to be true for cities and small towns across the...
08-03-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,476
Posted By berner

I don't watch TV. I have a theory that watching...

I don't watch TV. I have a theory that watching TV makes people stupid. True or not, I read 3-4 books weekly and always have. As a boy, my family moved into a house in upstate NY's Hudson Valley. The...
08-02-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,476
Posted By berner

I just read somewhere, likely the NY Times, that...

I just read somewhere, likely the NY Times, that 1 in 5 Americans reads at an elementary school level. It is hard to believe this is true but when I look around at contemporary life it sure seems...
08-01-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,217
Posted By berner

I favorite author of mine is Elizabeth Marshall...

I favorite author of mine is Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, an anthropologist who has written a good bit about the worlds wild places. Her father, John Thomas, was a founder of Ratheon. When he retired...
08-01-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,217
Posted By berner

Way back in 1968 I sailed a boat back from...

Way back in 1968 I sailed a boat back from Plymouth, England, to Newport Rhode Island and stopped in a small fishing village called Seal Harbor near the far eastern end. I grew up in a very rural...
07-31-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,217
Posted By berner

Does Canada have any Karens?

Does Canada have any Karens?
Forum: Foo
07-31-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,377
Posted By berner

Some years ago in my backpacking days, I hiked a...

Some years ago in my backpacking days, I hiked a 70 mile section on the Appalachian Trail from Hanover, New Hampshire, on the Connecticut River, To Franconia Notch. Near the midpoint, when it begins...
07-30-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,476
Posted By berner

I'm convinced there is a serious streak of...

I'm convinced there is a serious streak of insanity that runs through many people. An example among many is the man who proclaimed to be anti abortion and believed in the sanctity of life but then...
07-29-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 966
Posted By berner

The post may be fine but keep in mind the poor...

The post may be fine but keep in mind the poor attention to detail in the event of possible future work done on your bike by that shop.
07-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By berner

Several years ago I read a book by a...

Several years ago I read a book by a microbiologist, who having contracted a tropical bugs during her research, went through quite a few rounds of antibiotics and still felt as if she were going to...
07-29-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By berner

If you are led by clowns it is not surprising you...

If you are led by clowns it is not surprising you end up in a circus. This entire circus is unraveling but I hope enough is left to repair.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By berner

Agree with post #13...

Agree with post #13 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=13) .
07-29-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By berner

For me it's ice cream. No matter the size of the...

For me it's ice cream. No matter the size of the container, pint, quart, gallon - that's a single serving.
07-29-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By berner

I also helps to eat your veggies and back off on...

I also helps to eat your veggies and back off on the burgers.
07-28-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Me.
Views: 1,002
Posted By berner

Good story Ray. The bike club here in Rhode...

Good story Ray. The bike club here in Rhode Island, The Narragansett Bay Wheelmen, has been in operation well over 100 years so we can say they know a thing or two about club rides. Each ride has...
07-28-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,213
Posted By berner

Bikes Everywhere

Over the last month or so, I'm suddenly seeing bikes everywhere. I can only hope that as people rediscover how much fun and engaging it is to ride a bike as well as how useful bikes are for quick...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By berner

I have several old folding tires I no longer use...

I have several old folding tires I no longer use on the road. One is on a cheap wheel for use on the trainer. It may be you are setting the rear wheel on the trainer with too much contact pressure....
07-27-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By berner

The slower you go the more you will see. Heat and...

The slower you go the more you will see. Heat and humidity have their effect but you will inevitably reach a point in your life where going a bit slower will seem a good idea.
07-26-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 813
Posted By berner

I used to have the same problem early in my...

I used to have the same problem early in my cycling. Some saddles have a wedge shape when viewed from overhead. I found I was much happier if the saddle was more T shaped and narrowed down quickly to...
07-26-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By berner

From the variety responses to social distancing...

From the variety responses to social distancing and use of face masks throughout the USA, there is a similar varied response to cyclists on the road. You sort of need to know the people in your...
07-25-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 650
Posted By berner

I sure think it is a good idea to gain some level...

I sure think it is a good idea to gain some level of competency in messing with bike wheels. Some time ago in my early cycling days, I had a bike shop true my wheels. When I picked them up and...
07-25-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By berner

If comfort is an important requirement Gatorskins...

If comfort is an important requirement Gatorskins were the wrong choice. I tried Gatorskins. While they were long lasting, they were harsh riding. I still have one that went about 4500 miles but I...
07-24-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By berner

The response to covid-19 in the US has been...

The response to covid-19 in the US has been mangled from the start. The worst sign is that there never was a coordinated response and there is not one now. The result is that what we see is what we...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 322,185
Posted By berner

One advantage of getting old enough for cataract...

One advantage of getting old enough for cataract surgery if you wear glasses is, after they pop in new lenses into your eye balls, you will only need glasses for the closest work. No more lenses...
07-23-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By berner

Saddle heigth can be can be a tricky issue. Some...

Saddle heigth can be can be a tricky issue. Some people pedal with toes well down compared to pedaling with feet horizontal. The difference can be several centimeters; so how to choose the best...
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