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10-13-19, 07:06 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Five of us rode the XXth bi-annual CCRT...

Five of us rode the XXth bi-annual CCRT vintage-bike ride today.
A full report can be found here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1183311-xxth-annual-autumn-ccrt-ride.html#post21162484
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10-13-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By jimmuller

We did ride today! Spectacular weather, great...

We did ride today! Spectacular weather, great company, 46.5 miles (more or less). Five participants, Top506, spiker, otg, my sweetie Sharon and myself. Top started in Chatham and met us at the...
10-11-19, 04:13 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I can't count how many times people had said to...

I can't count how many times people had said to me "She isn't pedaling!" I don't see Gronk pedaling one bit.
10-11-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By jimmuller

Neal, since we ride it both directions, if you...

Neal, since we ride it both directions, if you don't catch us on the way out you will surely pass us as we head back west.
10-10-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By jimmuller

Yeah, like, where is that new starting point? ...

Yeah, like, where is that new starting point? And are we expecting to start at 10? That is our usual start time, izznit?
10-09-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By jimmuller

We vote for Sunday.

We vote for Sunday.
Forum: Northeast
09-28-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8,435
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Posted By jimmuller

Ghazmh, too bad you can't make it. But there is...

Ghazmh, too bad you can't make it. But there is always a next time. You ride a lot anyway!
NomarsGirl, we don't ride especially fast. At least not by roadie standards. Often we stay more or less...
Forum: Northeast
09-27-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,823
Posted By jimmuller

Ride the CCRT in October

Are you looking for a really really really nice ride to do in early October? Check out this link!
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1183311-xxth-annual-autum-ccrt-ride.html
Most of us ride...
Forum: Northeast
09-27-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,823
Posted By jimmuller

I rode my commute again today. And a spectacular...

I rode my commute again today. And a spectacular day it was too. I got passed by a Giro Hero on the MM. The riding head-down at maybe 25mph, weaving through tight spaces. I wish the local police...
09-27-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,013
Posted By jimmuller

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Northeast
09-24-19, 04:38 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

From Sunday: ...

From Sunday:
http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/LunchAtThePond.jpg
Only 30 miles, but such miles!
09-23-19, 05:09 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

30 miles on ye old tandem. ...

30 miles on ye old tandem.
http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/LunchAtThePond.jpg
You gotta' have a picnic!
Forum: Northeast
09-20-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,823
Posted By jimmuller

autonomy, you have permission to complain about...

autonomy, you have permission to complain about the MM all you want. Some of those rider can be pretty obnoxious. The abundance of 'destrians doesn't help but that's no excuse for riders being...
09-20-19, 07:15 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I see a bunch of nice grapes. I just rode my...

I see a bunch of nice grapes. I just rode my commute again. Been riding the Peugeot PF10 (nee PFN10). Really liking it. Broke a toe strap though today.
09-19-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By jimmuller

Another pic from CCRT: ...

Another pic from CCRT:
http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/Lunch.jpg
09-17-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By jimmuller

Preliminary CCRT ride

At the instigation of Prowler a few of us rode the CCRT this past Saturday in what you might call a sort of preliminary run. Spectacular weather, company, and scenery. No sharks. Lots of bikes.

L...
09-14-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By jimmuller

Sharon and I will be there!

Sharon and I will be there!
09-10-19, 05:03 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Ausberger, that tire isn't going anywhere. Very...

Ausberger, that tire isn't going anywhere. Very impressive.

I rode my Masi to work yesterday. Three quarters of the way there the rear tire went soft. It's a Veloflex Criterium sewup, not so...
09-10-19, 04:48 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Sunday. Sharon, myself, a 37 year old tandem. 30...

Sunday. Sharon, myself, a 37 year old tandem. 30 miles in lovely weather.

http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride9.08.2019/SharonOnBridge.jpg
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09-09-19, 04:57 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

There is a set of radio towers I've ridden by...

There is a set of radio towers I've ridden by where my wireless odo would end up with max speed over 200mph. It happened more than once.
Forum: Northeast
09-08-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8,435
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Posted By jimmuller

Sorry to read that. I find the Mill St...

Sorry to read that.

I find the Mill St crossing to be hazardous, not because of the cars but because of the other cyclists. Lake St is stressful because of the cars. The entire MM from Lexington...
09-03-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By jimmuller

Larry got his bike back from Peter Mooney. New...

Larry got his bike back from Peter Mooney. New dropout. He is happy.

And he gave me back my Grandis.
08-31-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,378
Posted By jimmuller

FWIW the only time I ever broke a chain was when...

FWIW the only time I ever broke a chain was when a quick link apparently came apart.

Also FWIW I've had cases where modern shift housing, the kind with multi-strand coil, was so stiff it prevented...
08-31-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,378
Posted By jimmuller

One thing not mentioned yet (or I missed it) is...

One thing not mentioned yet (or I missed it) is the cable. Modern cables and housings are much nicer than older ones. If your cable is dirty the friction can make shifting sluggish. New cable and...
08-30-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By jimmuller

Tom, what a nice compliment. Or at least I'm...

Tom, what a nice compliment. Or at least I'm vain enough to think it is. :D Thank you.

Then again, if you are looking for places to avoid, well then I can't help you.:thumb:
08-28-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 768
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Posted By jimmuller

Yeah, I wonder about that. A lot of my clincher...

Yeah, I wonder about that. A lot of my clincher flats are from tiny tiny tiny shards of somethingorother which work their way through the tread to produce such small leaks that the only way I can...
08-28-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By jimmuller

It's a problem with the dimensional stabilizer. ...

It's a problem with the dimensional stabilizer. You need a sonic screwdriver to fix it. Otherwise you get just two choices, a police box or a dazzling paint job on a bike which is bigger on the...
08-23-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 113,447
Posted By jimmuller

I do physical patches for flats in clincher...

I do physical patches for flats in clincher tubes. Eventually I replace the tube but only after it has proven itself to be untrustworthy or has leaks at the patches, or patches at the patches. If I'm...
08-23-19, 07:08 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Hmm, all I did was ride to and from work again. ...

Hmm, all I did was ride to and from work again. Total 35 miles. Like most days.
Forum: Northeast
08-23-19, 04:53 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
08-23-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 113,447
Posted By jimmuller

You referring to the "clincher" pressures? I've...

You referring to the "clincher" pressures? I've seen that before, and similar notices "when used on a <whatever> rim". It looks like they use one mold for the tread rubber for both tire types. I...
08-14-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By jimmuller

Thanks for that, but we live at the other end of...

Thanks for that, but we live at the other end of US Rt 20. :D
Forum: Northeast
08-14-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8,435
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Posted By jimmuller

Indeed. Anybody can be a Giro Hero on a long...

Indeed. Anybody can be a Giro Hero on a long downhill.
08-14-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By jimmuller

Thank you for the kind words. Larry would do the...

Thank you for the kind words. Larry would do the same for me, and anyway, I have other bikes to ride. Better he rides it than that it stays in the basement.



Hmm, mine isn't flexy at all. It...
08-12-19, 05:47 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Wow. How can that even happen with the pressure...

Wow. How can that even happen with the pressure of the tire holding it against the rim? Was the tire too big for the rim?
Forum: Northeast
08-12-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8,435
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Posted By jimmuller

On Sunday, which is yesterday today, we rode the...

On Sunday, which is yesterday today, we rode the tandem out to Concord. Had a nice picnic and stroll around the North Bridge. 45.25 miles on a very nice day.
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08-11-19, 03:16 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Lots of great pics here, as usual. Y'all are hard...

Lots of great pics here, as usual. Y'all are hard to keep up with!

We took ye ole vintage tandem out for 45.25 non-vintage miles today. There was a touch of autumn in the air, welcome after some...
08-10-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By jimmuller

We've been good friends and neighbors for a long...

We've been good friends and neighbors for a long time. We have keys to each other's houses.

It's possible the RD caught the wheel and that's what broke the DO. Doesn't really matter at this point....
08-10-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By jimmuller

My neighbor's Serotta broke yesterday

I have no pics to show. He was out riding his steel-frame Serotta when the drive-side dropout snapped where the adjustment screws goes through. Some of you have met him on C&V rides we have done. ...
08-10-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 113,447
Posted By jimmuller

I'm not sure if you mean some folks commute on...

I'm not sure if you mean some folks commute on tubulars or some folks commute on cheap tubulars. Or maybe that some commute with wet feet. :D

I like to commute on tubulars because fixing a flat...
08-08-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By jimmuller

Well, once again all I did was ride to and from...

Well, once again all I did was ride to and from work today. We had a power failure at work so they sent us home early. It was fairly warm. Round trip 35 miles. I need to stay in shape, and round is a...
08-08-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 113,447
Posted By jimmuller

If the color mismatch bothers you then do it. It...

If the color mismatch bothers you then do it. It will be good practice for when you need to do a real tire installation.

But I would be more concerned about the quality of the tire than about its...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,823
Posted By jimmuller

That observatory/dome/telescope (or whatever) has...

That observatory/dome/telescope (or whatever) has been there for quite a while. Someone did or still does have a serious hobby.

I just rode my commute yesterday. And the day before. The...
08-07-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By jimmuller

Wow. Do you get to wear a special color jersey...

Wow. Do you get to wear a special color jersey after a ride like that?:thumb:
08-05-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,879
Posted By jimmuller

Good questions. The answers vary. I bought the...

Good questions. The answers vary. I bought the Peugeot UO-8 back in '72, my first derailleur bike and the only bike I ever bought new, so it's a keeper for sentimental reasons. Plus, for an...
08-05-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By jimmuller

Some of my bikes don't just feel neglected. They...

Some of my bikes don't just feel neglected. They are neglected.
08-05-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 113,447
Posted By jimmuller

Just make sure you get the can with the...

Just make sure you get the can with the handy-dandy well-ventilated area included in the box.
08-05-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 113,447
Posted By jimmuller

Something to do when it's too hot to ride? ...

Something to do when it's too hot to ride?

If you do try sewups, make sure they have removable valve cores so you can squirt some Stan's Tire Seal in them. Also check out TireAlert.com. Or...
08-04-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,879
Posted By jimmuller

Why bring this up now? Is there another zombie...

Why bring this up now? Is there another zombie apocalypse coming?

To judge from past behavior, I'd keep all of them that I have now. However in the event of some untoward event, I'd try to keep...
08-03-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 113,447
Posted By jimmuller

I find that swapping a glued tire is pretty...

I find that swapping a glued tire is pretty quick most of the time. Would tape be faster or slower?
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