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11-22-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By noglider

It doesn't look impressive. If it were cheap, I...

It doesn't look impressive. If it were cheap, I might try it for fun.
11-17-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,793
Posted By noglider

Consider the Huret Challenger derailleur. It...

Consider the Huret Challenger derailleur. It worked pretty well.
11-16-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,954
Posted By noglider

Have you tested this? I think a beam with a...

Have you tested this? I think a beam with a cutoff does not reduce your visibility. I usually use a shaped beam with a cutoff, and I get compliments on the clarity. I think I get this because it...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By noglider

All the advice here is good. I'll be 60 in a...

All the advice here is good. I'll be 60 in a couple of months. I would stress nutrition. I don't know how much it will make in your athletic performance and recovery but it's a good time to build...
11-13-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By noglider

With that paint job, it could also be stolen.

With that paint job, it could also be stolen.
11-12-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6,696
Views: 612,136
Posted By noglider

I got some bits and bobs from Amazon: Some...

I got some bits and bobs from Amazon:

Some reflective stickers:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81sSi80zj3L._AC_SL1500_.jpg

A 6-pack of wheel lights. I got mine in red.
...
11-12-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,292
Posted By noglider

I donít really have a goal. I decided not to...

I donít really have a goal. I decided not to acquire any new bikes, and that hasnít been hard. I picked a bike out of the trash this week because it was free, and it wasnít a stupid move, because I...
11-10-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,966
Posted By noglider

Excessive use of exclamation marks doesn't add...

Excessive use of exclamation marks doesn't add credibility.
11-10-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By noglider

It helps to know what thieves carry. I've learned...

It helps to know what thieves carry. I've learned they do carry cable cutters but do not carry simple wrenches. This is bizarre but appears to be true.
11-10-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 101,560
Posted By noglider

This is our 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem. Not a fine...

This is our 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem. Not a fine piece of machinery but I think it's American made. I converted the drivetrain from 3x7 to 3x11, and still want more gears at both ends. I think it's...
11-09-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By noglider

Fun. I have some criticism which I hope...

Fun.

I have some criticism which I hope helps.

The brake appears to be adjusted so the pads do not touch the brake track. The pads should rub the silver part of the rim.

The curve of the bar...
11-08-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,086
Posted By noglider

I happen to like the Viscount version. I like the...

I happen to like the Viscount version. I like the round holes in the chainrings.
11-07-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6,696
Views: 612,136
Posted By noglider

I had that problem too, and I got my Miche...

I had that problem too, and I got my Miche cassette from xxcycle.com (https://xxcycle.com) too. They sometimes have some unbeatable prices. Most recently I got an incredible deal on Continental tires...
11-07-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By noglider

What old Raleigh needs this kind of headset?

What old Raleigh needs this kind of headset?
11-06-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By noglider

I have a Cannondale handlebar bag with the same...

I have a Cannondale handlebar bag with the same mount. I have carried 10 or 15 pounds in it. The mount does not slip. If it slips, you didn't use it right. I once overloaded it, and the bag started...
11-05-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,618
Posted By noglider

Ratios are useful only if you are comparing bikes...

Ratios are useful only if you are comparing bikes whose wheel diameters are the same. My 52/14 is very different from my friends, because I have 700c wheels and he has 20" wheels.

Not only that, I...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,744
Posted By noglider

A rear rack is easier to install. It also doesn't...

A rear rack is easier to install. It also doesn't interfere with your headlight but it could interfere with your taillight. I've spent most of my life with rear racks but I think 79pmooney is right...
11-05-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By noglider

I wonder why I've never had this problem. My...

I wonder why I've never had this problem. My hands and feet are problems I have not fully solved, and I've been riding for many years. Maybe I should shop for boots and gloves in Minneapolis.
11-05-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By noglider

This belongs in the new Facebook group, The WTF...

This belongs in the new Facebook group, The WTF side of Bike Mechanics (https://www.facebook.com/groups/763609394079686)
11-05-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,618
Posted By noglider

It's just a scale. Other scales are just as good...

It's just a scale. Other scales are just as good and no better, if you use the measurement for comparison. I happen to think in gear inches, but you could argue that "rollout" is more meaningful.
...
11-05-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16,384
Views: 1,713,917
Posted By noglider

I've often been envious of the scenery posted...

I've often been envious of the scenery posted from other places. But someone pointed out I have a lot to be grateful for here in New York. Here is my ride on Tuesday. Roads are lightly trafficked and...
11-05-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 12,740
Posted By noglider

In March, my spouse and I moved out of our home...

In March, my spouse and I moved out of our home in Manhattan and into our weekend home in the Hudson Valley. Traffic is very light, and the roads are gorgeous and hilly. I have to try hard to find a...
11-05-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,966
Posted By noglider

Saddle points down

I can think of three reasons to have a saddle pointing down.

1. You unknowingly raised your saddle too high and need to point it down to effectively lower it. This is the most common reason. You...
Replies: 596
Views: 216,780
Posted By noglider

Guyatwork37, recently, the market was very...

Guyatwork37, recently, the market was very favorable for sellers because, thanks to the pandemic, demand is way up and supply is down. Now that the weather is colder, it might be less so, but I don't...
11-03-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,948
Posted By noglider

I have one rockin' American steel frame. It's a...

I have one rockin' American steel frame. It's a McLean, a rather rare name as the builder died suddenly at the age of 29.

He build this one in 1982, and the original owner decided it was too small...
11-02-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By noglider

This is good information. Sometimes people ask me...

This is good information. Sometimes people ask me where to get a reasonably priced dynamo wheel. I build my own wheels but others don't. I checked out this site's shipping charge for one of those...
11-02-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 22,008
Posted By noglider

These girls are silly. The dog lay down before...

These girls are silly. The dog lay down before the cat. Believe it.

...
11-02-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 339,457
Posted By noglider

Well done, JaccoW!

Well done, JaccoW!
11-02-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 222,226
Posted By noglider

I've noticed, but the dog took the cat bed first!...

I've noticed, but the dog took the cat bed first! She does that from time to time. :lol:
11-01-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 222,226
Posted By noglider

These two seem confused. Or not. ...

These two seem confused. Or not.


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11-01-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 864
Posted By noglider

My spouse and I moved to our weekend house in...

My spouse and I moved to our weekend house in March when we learned that COVID life would be different and work would be remote. It was a big adjustment, and now that winter is coming, it will be yet...
11-01-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 342,596
Posted By noglider

jimijames, since there is a claw derailleur...

jimijames, since there is a claw derailleur hanger on the right dropout and not on the left one, the axle on the right needs to hang out from the lock nut more than it does on the left. There might...
10-30-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 342,596
Posted By noglider

I believe daka is right. And very good work,...

I believe daka is right. And very good work, jimijames.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,226
Posted By noglider

It is exhilarating and exciting and scary and...

It is exhilarating and exciting and scary and stressful and so many other emotions. But I know it's the right thing. I expect to be a good teacher, and I expect to enjoy the work.
10-27-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,060
Posted By noglider

My 1971 Raleigh Super Course has gained weight...

My 1971 Raleigh Super Course has gained weight due to my upgrades. New heavier crankset, shifters, and dynamo hub. It also has two headlights and two taillights. My bathroom scale says it's 32...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19,747
Views: 4,228,931
Posted By noglider

I installed a cable guide on my bike. It's a 1971...

I installed a cable guide on my bike. It's a 1971 Raleigh Super Course which originally routed the cables above the BB, but I'm using a modern drivetrain now. I had to drill a hole and tap threads...
10-27-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 22,008
Posted By noglider

Ooh, I found another picture of Waffle....

Ooh, I found another picture of Waffle. Greyhounds are good at looking regal. They are the laziest dog breed. They have no stamina, and they like to lie on soft surfaces.

...
10-27-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 22,008
Posted By noglider

I love this thread. It makes me smile. ...

I love this thread. It makes me smile.
xiaoman1, your dog is lovely. We had two racing (full size) greyhounds. Here is Waffle in 2017 at age 14, a few months before we had to put her down.

...
10-27-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By noglider

At this price, this won't last.

At this price, this won't last.
10-26-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 22,008
Posted By noglider

My granddog and grandcats are staying with us for...

My granddog and grandcats are staying with us for a couple of months. Here is Cairo who likes to lie on the cat bed.

...
Replies: 60
Views: 2,551
Posted By noglider

Keep adding sealant and start afresh every year?...

Keep adding sealant and start afresh every year? That sounds like more trouble than inner tubes. One advantage of tubeless sounds like (and I haven't tried tubeless yet) you can better predict when...
10-23-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,707
Posted By noglider

I like most of the new gearing systems, mostly....

I like most of the new gearing systems, mostly. They are finicky and less durable, but they're nice to ride. Truly 8 speeds are enough in most cases. I upgraded our tandem from 3x7 to 3x11. That was...
10-23-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,152
Posted By noglider

Ladies bike because of the colors?

Ladies bike because of the colors?
10-23-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,195
Posted By noglider

The fall colors. Shifting my gears after...

The fall colors.

Shifting my gears after tweaking them and realizing I did a great job and they work perfectly now.
10-23-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,037
Posted By noglider

I switched to stainless steel bottles. They make...

I switched to stainless steel bottles. They make a big difference.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,355
Posted By noglider

I have no interest in telling people what mirror...

I have no interest in telling people what mirror is best for them. I respect handlebar mirrors. I use an eyeglass mirror. The advantage you post is real. Motorists behind me don't know I see them. I...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,226
Posted By noglider

I was in Information Technology for 34 years. I'm...

I was in Information Technology for 34 years. I'm back in college to finish the Computer Science degree I left undone over 30 years ago, and when I grow up, I'm going to be a school teacher.
10-23-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By noglider

I'm glad to help, Roger M! I've been buying from...

I'm glad to help, Roger M! I've been buying from them for years. The website is slightly wobbly with some things not translated properly (or at all) but the service has been rock solid, and the...
10-22-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 902
Posted By noglider

I think fashion also dictated tight clearances. I...

I think fashion also dictated tight clearances. I was a shop mechanic from 1978 through 1984. I saw clearances get tighter over those years. We liked the looks of those short reach brakes. We might...
10-21-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16,384
Views: 1,713,917
Posted By noglider

I didn't have much time this morning before my...

I didn't have much time this morning before my virtual class, so I rode a 5 mile loop as quickly as possible. My average speed was up compared with the last few months. I'm in Ulster County, NY, and...
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