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09-26-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,953
Posted By rudypyatt

Time trial using IGH

I recently read about the Raliegh/Sturmey-Archer team of the pre-war years. They used various S-A hub gears to set their records, including some pretty good average speeds (as high as 27 mph over a...
09-07-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 118,495
Posted By rudypyatt

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/95d7c475_b8f5_4d86_a59e_b79b091a0370_158d48d161439f23a30cddbbce92b828f83ca69a.jpeg...
08-30-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,370
Posted By rudypyatt

Go get ‘em! I just started back to riding over...

Go get ‘em! I just started back to riding over the past month. I know that hill in Prospect Park very well from when I was an avid rider a few years ago. Of course it isn’t the Ozarks or the Sierras,...
08-30-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,737
Posted By rudypyatt

This is so inspiring to read. I went from about...

This is so inspiring to read. I went from about 1981 until 2010 without riding a bike. Got back into in a big way from 2010 until about 2 years ago: Thanks to some health problems, I only started...
08-27-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By rudypyatt

Thanks, Dan. I will keep that in mind; I take it...

Thanks, Dan. I will keep that in mind; I take it that a chain wheel of 30 or less is the only way to get away with 700-32 wheels and still have reasonable gearing. I will have to check and see if...
08-27-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By rudypyatt

Sturmey-Archer XRF 4

In the couple of years I have been off the bike, I see that Sturmey-Archer has brought out a 4 speed hub:
Sturmey-Archer | X-RF4 (http://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/x-rf4)

I have...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,740
Posted By rudypyatt

I find that it doesn’t get in the way, though I...

I find that it doesn’t get in the way, though I do ride on the hoods more than the drops. I find it easy to shift and brake from either position.

My other bike, a Linus Gaston 3, has the same hub...
08-25-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,123
Posted By rudypyatt

It used to be single speed

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/4963910a_2323_4e37_8619_7388eb5722cb_c1141475f3ffad842896c1cb79b00c10d8557e33.jpeg

Windsor TimeLine with Sturmey-Archer hub....
Forum: Commuting
08-24-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,740
Posted By rudypyatt

My kind of bike

I have a Windsor TimeLine setup with an SRF 3. On mine, I have the traditional trigger shift on the drop below the right brake...
08-18-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,423
Posted By rudypyatt

In the club

I got diagnosed in June with an A1C of 7.4. Been on 1000mg Metformin daily since then. Been back on the bike for a bit less than a month. I know that will bring my numbers down: it’s just frustrating...
08-10-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,906
Posted By rudypyatt

Three

Frankly I’m just getting back to riding after a couple years’ interruption. I have Sturmey-Archer SRF-3 hubs on both my bikes. Today I did 14 miles (what was once trivial distance) of mostly flat...
07-28-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 26,713
Posted By rudypyatt

In the idiom

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My BikesDirect Windsor TimeLine with an S-A SRF-3...
06-10-16, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By rudypyatt

Tacking on (hopefully not thread jacking too...

Tacking on (hopefully not thread jacking too badly), are there any trainers out there that can be used on bikes that don't have QR skewers? I converted my single speed track frame to a drop bar three...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26,805
Views: 16,807,464
Posted By rudypyatt

469016 Here's mine. It's a take on the old...

469016

Here's mine. It's a take on the old British club bikes, a drop bar three-speed. It's a Bikes Direct Windsor TimeLine with a Sturmey-Archer SRF-3 hub and SPD pedals:
06-22-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,908
Posted By rudypyatt

biker86, let me add to the chorus and say, "well...

biker86, let me add to the chorus and say, "well done!" I got waylaid by depression in my 30s, and I've had similar issues (including weight!) you're talking about. But the joy of riding is joy like...
06-17-15, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By rudypyatt

Thanks all. Yes, group rides will be a new...

Thanks all. Yes, group rides will be a new experience, so I'll have to very careful in finding a group that's willing to let me join in: Inexperience plus weird bike would naturally be an issue for...
06-16-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By rudypyatt

How many gears?

Granting that terrain is key, how much of your available gear range do you typically use? What's the least you've been able to get away with? I remember seeing a race video where (I think) CDR...
06-16-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By rudypyatt

I grew up maybe a half mile from National Harbor....

I grew up maybe a half mile from National Harbor. That area has some very interesting hills.
06-15-15, 04:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By rudypyatt

Odd. Did they do anything in the way of promoting...

Odd. Did they do anything in the way of promoting the event? Were the Nats in town?

I have a suspicion that with the casino going up at National Harbor, you're going to see the race happening...
06-14-15, 11:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 26,713
Posted By rudypyatt

In the idiom, with pics to follow shortly, I...

In the idiom, with pics to follow shortly, I finally added an S-RF3 to my Bikes Direct Windsor TimeLine. I found the discussion of "pathroad" frames interesting. That's what this bike is. It (was,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,676
Posted By rudypyatt

I like it. But then I always have liked the look...

I like it. But then I always have liked the look of the classic Schwinn cantilever cruiser frame: in profile, that's always made me think "leaf spring". I assume that this resemblance hasn't been...
06-12-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7,566
Views: 2,349,482
Posted By rudypyatt

Here's the info on it: City bikes, vintage...

Here's the info on it:

City bikes, vintage bicycles, european bicycles, retro bikes, linus bike, commuter bikes, vintage bikes, city bikes, european bikes, retro bicycles, commuter bicycles,...
06-12-15, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7,566
Views: 2,349,482
Posted By rudypyatt

457710 I hope this counts! It's my Linus Gaston...

457710
I hope this counts! It's my Linus Gaston 3, bought last year. For NYC, the gearing on the Sturmey-Archer hub is perfect. And it's very nimble and downright fast. Shifting from the downtube is...
05-29-15, 05:35 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 29,804
Posted By rudypyatt

I know this is an old thread, but I'm finally...

I know this is an old thread, but I'm finally going to convert my Windsor TimeLine into an IGH road bike. I'm talking it to the shop tomorrow.

I want to know how reliable the SA 5 speed has been....
05-17-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 13,716
Posted By rudypyatt

Got 17 in today; MTD 62. Goal 120. Much riding...

Got 17 in today; MTD 62. Goal 120. Much riding remains to be done. Three or four after work rides this week and long one next weekend should get me there. I hope...
05-16-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,081
Posted By rudypyatt

Interesting. I've not raced, but this is...

Interesting. I've not raced, but this is something I've always wondered about concerning crits: assuming a short course without lots elevation changes, why would you need to come off the biggest...
05-12-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 13,716
Posted By rudypyatt

I'm so glad to find this thread! My seasonal goal...

I'm so glad to find this thread! My seasonal goal is to maintain 100 m/p/w, which I did regularly two years ago. That's also the last time I saw 220lbs (I'm 245 as of last night). I've done 45 miles...
08-30-14, 10:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,452
Posted By rudypyatt

Just to raise the dead and go back to the...

Just to raise the dead and go back to the original topic ;)...<br><br>I was having difficulty getting quotes and/or interest from various shops about converting my Windsor TimeLine into a 3-speed....
05-12-13, 10:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,302
Posted By rudypyatt

In. Spire. Ring. All of 'em. For anyone...

In. Spire. Ring. All of 'em.

For anyone running the S3X with a freewheel, what are your impressions? I keep going back and forth over whether or not to use an AW, S-RF3 or an S3X for my...
02-23-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22,885
Views: 2,564,326
Posted By rudypyatt

Anybody up for doing something similar here? ...

Anybody up for doing something similar here?

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stu_collins/tincanten/index.html
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,846
Posted By rudypyatt

This. Which makes me think that the '70s turkey...

This. Which makes me think that the '70s turkey wing brakes were a good idea, but poorly executed.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,534
Posted By rudypyatt

So does this one:thumb:

So does this one:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,534
Posted By rudypyatt

This thread opens up the larger discussion of...

This thread opens up the larger discussion of non-standard road bikes: TT bikes; Track/fixed gear/single-speed; hybrid/flat bar; IGH road bikes...

Stated differently, is a road bike necessarilythe...
02-14-13, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,501
Posted By rudypyatt

I totally get this point - especially the "ride...

I totally get this point - especially the "ride with confidence" part. From the race videos I've seen, crit carnage is large enough with conventional road bikes :( I can imagine the anxiety that...
02-13-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,501
Posted By rudypyatt

Oh, no doubt. It would be neat to see a...

Oh, no doubt. It would be neat to see a non-standard class (the old motor racing term is "formula libre" or "free formula") promoted in its own right. But I agree with you completely: No promoter is...
02-10-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,501
Posted By rudypyatt

If I understand the rule correctly, flipped North...

If I understand the rule correctly, flipped North Road bars would also be legal. I've not seen that set-up on road bikes, but it would be interesting to see.

That makes wonder about a (slightly)...
02-02-13, 08:52 PM
02-01-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,655
Posted By rudypyatt

You should check the SSFG forum re cheap (and not...

You should check the SSFG forum re cheap (and not so cheap) single speeds, and what people do to modify them (things that often make them "not cheap" bikes anymore. Not that you have to go as far as...
01-27-13, 10:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,073
Posted By rudypyatt

Consider this, albeit the price is a bit higher...

Consider this, albeit the price is a bit higher than you may like:

http://www.linusbike.com/models/gaston-5/

Note that it's a chromoly frame and fork.
01-21-13, 12:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,655
Posted By rudypyatt

FYI: http://www.sturmey-archer.com/ ...

FYI:

http://www.sturmey-archer.com/

also,

http://www.somafab.com/parts/wheels-hubs-spokes

http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=1708, which includes all the...
01-14-13, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,822
Posted By rudypyatt

Yes, the Zandvoort GP circuit! Legendary, key...

Yes, the Zandvoort GP circuit! Legendary, key track in the 1.5 litre F1 era. I'd love to go there someday.

Right, the Signature line isn't Wallybox stuff. The Schwinn and the Trek, frame material...
01-13-13, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,822
Posted By rudypyatt

Cooper Zandvoort/Trek 9th District/Traitor Luggernaut/Schwinn Slicker

Hello all. Does anyone have any experience with any of these bikes?

I've hemmed and hawed over adding an IGH to my own bike (a Windsor TimeLine, which I love) to make it a three speed. I've...
12-06-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,966
Posted By rudypyatt

Unless a Mack truck is involved...

287273:cry:

I miss my Speedster :( And my Trek. Tomorrow is a year since they were crushed :notamused:
victims of a hit and run. No, the driver was never apprehended.

Fortunately, I wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,095
Posted By rudypyatt

:thumb: I'm plotting and scheming to buy...

:thumb:

I'm plotting and scheming to buy another bike. That carry up four floors thing is making me pause for the cause, however.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,095
Posted By rudypyatt

Well said. My doc told me flat out that riding...

Well said. My doc told me flat out that riding does me a world of good.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,501
Posted By rudypyatt

Interestingly, the Sturmey-Archer S3X does set...

Interestingly, the Sturmey-Archer S3X does set top gear as direct drive. I've read elsewhere on the board that it uses the bottom three ratios of the SR5(W) five-speed hub. According to Sheldon...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,178
Posted By rudypyatt

I'm so glad to hear that this has been a...

I'm so glad to hear that this has been a successful modification. I intend to order the S3X wheel set - it comes with all the shifter and mounting hardware - from Bike Island. The top direct/75...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-12, 07:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,858
Posted By rudypyatt

Fair point. I wonder if the CAAD is made of 7005...

Fair point. I wonder if the CAAD is made of 7005 aluminum vs. 6061 aluminum in the Schwinn. But, given that I've now completely hijacked this (zombie) thread :rolleyes:, maybe I need to post these...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,858
Posted By rudypyatt

Well, the 6 Tiagra does have the triple as an...

Well, the 6 Tiagra does have the triple as an option. Rims, hubs and tires are different (I'll assume the Alex rims are heavier. I have Alex DC 19s on my own bike - tough, but heavier than other...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,858
Posted By rudypyatt

Hmmm. Take a look at the spec on these two bikes....

Hmmm. Take a look at the spec on these two bikes. Other than brand and snob appeal (and the extra hundred bucks that goes with that), these appear to be the same bikes. Given that Dorel owns both...
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