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12-09-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By rollagain

Road bikes are tougher than they look. I crashed...

Road bikes are tougher than they look. I crashed a Raleigh Technium tourer into the side of a car once, sent me clear over the car onto my back in the street. The only thing that happened to the bike...
12-09-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By rollagain

Hello everyone here.

Hello everyone here.
12-09-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By rollagain

I have a Frogg-toggs two-piece rainsuit made for...

I have a Frogg-toggs two-piece rainsuit made for motorcyclists. Impermeable, very lightweight; it's that non-woven stuff, Tyvek, I think. Cheap. Great if you're sitting still. I sometimes wear the...
12-08-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By rollagain

dmusicant I've had some ideas of my own for...

dmusicant I've had some ideas of my own for making raingear from those trash bags. I have some 55-gallon size in 3 mil plastic. One thing I thought of is making a hooded garment, using one of the...
12-07-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By rollagain

Read this. It probably won't make you feel any...

Read this. It probably won't make you feel any better about your choices, though.

The Search for the Holy Grail: Waterproof Breathable Rain Gear | PopUpBackpacker...
12-06-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By rollagain

Is it possible you got the rear wheel installed a...

Is it possible you got the rear wheel installed a little cockeyed? Check to see it's centered between the chainstays; that could account for the tire rubbing the brake rod.
11-27-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By rollagain

I assume they would use the same rim--wherever...

I assume they would use the same rim--wherever possible--because it simplifies the supply chain and thus lowers their cost by leveraging economies of scale. That becomes more important when they're...
11-26-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By rollagain

We need to know more. Are there steep hills? Bad...

We need to know more. Are there steep hills? Bad pavement? Inclement weather? What physical condition are you in?

I wouldn't worry so much about brands, but do figure out what features you want...
11-26-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By rollagain

At Vilano's website you can see several models of...

At Vilano's website you can see several models of folders and some have rim brakes. I assume they use the same style of rims, so brake pad contact surfaces should not be an issue.

As to cable...
11-26-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By rollagain

I recommend you just wheel it into a good local...

I recommend you just wheel it into a good local bike shop and ask them. That will save you a lot of headaches with possibly getting a mismatched part and having to send it back. A good front rim...
11-26-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By rollagain

I got my Simcoe Deluxe from Amazon, about half...

I got my Simcoe Deluxe from Amazon, about half retail price. It was in a discontinued paint color, NOS. Date stamp on the bike (serial #) was three years old, so it had been sitting in the warehouse....
11-25-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,351
Posted By rollagain

Physical stuff, only once, fifty years ago, give...

Physical stuff, only once, fifty years ago, give or take: a couple jerks in a pickup yelled something at me and the passenger threw a small bag of trash at my head and missed.

Verbal abuse,...
11-23-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By rollagain

[/list] Steel is contrary here; aluminum would...

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Steel is contrary here; aluminum would be better.
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I've seen it recommended that if you're only going to have one brake on a bike, it should be on the front.
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11-23-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,173
Posted By rollagain

His helmet is on wrong, too; too high in the...

His helmet is on wrong, too; too high in the front. And I don't see a front brake on there at all.
11-14-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,927
Posted By rollagain

I stand corrected.

I stand corrected.
11-14-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,142
Posted By rollagain

I'm with Gresp on this. This patent isn't about...

I'm with Gresp on this. This patent isn't about that gearbox. The gearbox is mentioned, but there's also a lot of detail about a roller chain, and they've included information about an IGH, as shown...
11-10-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,927
Posted By rollagain

Sorry, I plumb forgot about wax, and I used to...

Sorry, I plumb forgot about wax, and I used to use it myself back then, plain old kitchen paraffin. It also gives you an opportunity to measure the chain for stretch, which is probably why the OP's...
11-10-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,927
Posted By rollagain

I've often wondered if the derailleur wasn't an...

I've often wondered if the derailleur wasn't an accidental discovery. It is, after all, a broken chain drive. It's a kluge, and people have been refining it for over a century (I think). And I'm not...
11-08-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,488
Posted By rollagain

I noticed that hand position too, and with the...

I noticed that hand position too, and with the grips straight back it would be pretty awful at that height. I also think the handle height needs to be low.

I wonder if this isn't one of those...
11-06-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,488
Posted By rollagain

No kickstand. That's what the handlebar ends are...

No kickstand. That's what the handlebar ends are for. I just hope they put locking brake levers on them.
11-05-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,488
Posted By rollagain

Yeah, I forgot to install the snark. They're a...

Yeah, I forgot to install the snark. They're a modern version of the Chinese wheelbarrow. I got the link from this article,

https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2011/12/the-chinese-wheelbarrow.html
...
11-05-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,488
Posted By rollagain

Half a bike for the price of a whole one!

Wow, such an incredible idea! And what a bargain, too!

https://www.honeybadgerwheel.com/collections/options
09-11-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,763
Posted By rollagain

My, my, would you look at this ... everything old...

My, my, would you look at this ... everything old is new again.

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im1932Bart-Page91.jpg
09-09-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,763
Posted By rollagain

At least THEY have working models of theirs in...

At least THEY have working models of theirs in production.
09-09-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,763
Posted By rollagain

Agreed. The Chinese obviously know it's a dead...

Agreed. The Chinese obviously know it's a dead end, which is why they haven't stolen it already.
08-23-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,718
Posted By rollagain

One of the grocery stores I shop at has a rack of...

One of the grocery stores I shop at has a rack of phones starting at ten bucks. Buy a card off the same rack for prepaid minutes; no contract, no monthly payment.

Seriously; check your local...
06-30-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,376
Posted By rollagain

LEAST likely: Flevo. Thieves will just stare at...

LEAST likely: Flevo. Thieves will just stare at it, trying to figure out how it works.
06-21-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,622
Posted By rollagain

You can see exactly what happened in these two...

You can see exactly what happened in these two photos. The crack goes precisely across the diameter of the suction cup's imprint and nowhere else.

The damage is localized to the site, indicating...
06-20-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,921
Posted By rollagain

Whatever you use, just make sure you thoroughly...

Whatever you use, just make sure you thoroughly clean out the old stuff first. Many greases are incompatible with each other and mixing them can lead to lubrication failure.
06-19-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,858
Posted By rollagain

Here's another choice in NE Ohio: ...

Here's another choice in NE Ohio:

https://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/bike.htm

They have some where you can ride out on your bike and come back on a train.
06-19-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,858
Posted By rollagain

In NE Ohio, there are some good ones. This one is...

In NE Ohio, there are some good ones. This one is closest to me. I've only ridden the middle section.

https://www.geaugaparkdistrict.org/park/the-maple-highlands-trail/#TRAIL%20SECTIONS
05-29-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,066
Posted By rollagain

If it were me, I'd start by putting more than two...

If it were me, I'd start by putting more than two wheels under me, and iron out the tire selection later.
05-27-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,050
Posted By rollagain

On one recent ride into town I found a bungee...

On one recent ride into town I found a bungee cord in good shape ... then a little further on, another just like it, except the hooks were crushed.

More recently, I was walking the same route and...
05-15-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 97,400
Posted By rollagain

Same ride as in post #1167...

Same ride as in post #1167 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1167) , but on the Xebec this time. Two hours start to finish, with several rest breaks and a short stop...
05-14-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,133
Posted By rollagain

According to the logic in that article, my...

According to the logic in that article, my non-functional snow thrower should be worth six figures.
05-12-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 49,811
Posted By rollagain

... and despite what I said two posts ago, today...

... and despite what I said two posts ago, today I walked the mile into town and back for a one-stop errand. Tried to stay off the pavement and wore my good hiking boots.

What I like best about...
05-12-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,665
Posted By rollagain

Delta trike?

Delta trike?
05-12-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,120
Posted By rollagain

I recently upgraded the transmission on my...

I recently upgraded the transmission on my not-a-bike (Street Strider) from 3-speed to 8-speed, using a whole rear wheel I bought from Terra Trike. I didn't want the twist-grip shifter, so bought one...
05-12-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,141
Posted By rollagain

Us-es and Thems. This thread falls perfectly in...

Us-es and Thems. This thread falls perfectly in line with Behave, by Robert Sapolsky.
05-11-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 97,400
Posted By rollagain

Did a full-length round trip on the Central...

Did a full-length round trip on the Central section of the Maple Highlands Trail, a little over 17 miles according to the map, on the Buick. Nice day, but it was more work than I thought it should...
05-11-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,843
Posted By rollagain

Uh-huh. Next thing you know you're begging the...

Uh-huh. Next thing you know you're begging the doctor for a scrip for another bike and he says, "No, three's the limit." And you come out of his office and some shady character sidles up to you and...
05-11-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,079
Posted By rollagain

The second bike I ever owned--the second...

The second bike I ever owned--the second hand-me-down from my older brother--was a Columbia cruiser, and it had a little chain oiler built into the chain-guard. A little metal reservoir with a...
04-30-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,562
Posted By rollagain

What a fearless person! Incredible. Thanks for...

What a fearless person! Incredible. Thanks for posting this.

But, yeah, I talk to dogs I meet on rides. I've gotten to pet a few.
04-30-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By rollagain

By 'rentals' I take it you mean rental bikes,...

By 'rentals' I take it you mean rental bikes, right? How about renting a different vehicle, like a capacious van?
04-29-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By rollagain

I have a two-piece set made for motorcycling,...

I have a two-piece set made for motorcycling, black with reflective piping at the seams. I wear the pants when I shovel snow; wear the jacket sometimes when it rains. I'd never wear them for cycling;...
04-28-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By rollagain

I recently read an excellent book by Matt...

I recently read an excellent book by Matt Wilkinson, titled, Restless Creatures. He explains all of life and evolution in terms of locomotion. Our ability to move about the landscape, by whatever...
04-18-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,265
Posted By rollagain

I don't think anyone has mentioned frame sizes...

I don't think anyone has mentioned frame sizes for your fleet yet. So maybe you want to look for a bike that can quickly and easily be fitted (approximately) to a wide range of sizes. You don't want...
04-16-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By rollagain

Okay, I just tried the bandana trick with one of...

Okay, I just tried the bandana trick with one of the ordinary printed handkerchiefs I have. Fold catty-corner, tie on above the nose ... and just standing still, it felt like it was suffocating me,...
04-16-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By rollagain

Maybe you could just get a whole junk bike for...

Maybe you could just get a whole junk bike for use on the trainer. Then you wouldn't have to swap anything.
04-16-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,519
Posted By rollagain

I tried the link but it asked me to sign up for...

I tried the link but it asked me to sign up for something, so ... here's another.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cfIjaCZ9NM

Evidently, cycle racing would be horrifically boring if it didn't...
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