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Forum: Touring
12-12-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,657
Posted By noglider

I also see an inclinometer on Tourist in MSN'...

I also see an inclinometer on Tourist in MSN' handlebars. I think I would enjoy having one of those.
12-12-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,345
Posted By noglider

I found that my cycling shoes have room for me to...

I found that my cycling shoes have room for me to wear two pairs of socks. It's important not to let the shoes get too tight. And I discovered that wearing a base layer under my pants helps keep my...
12-12-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By noglider

This may be true. I'm doing an upgrade of a 1971...

This may be true. I'm doing an upgrade of a 1971 Super Course, and that may be the FD I'm trying to use. It doesn't work yet, but I haven't given up. Feel free to email me and keep in touch. I said...
12-12-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,617
Posted By noglider

Professional grade Park work stands are nice, but...

Professional grade Park work stands are nice, but their consumer grade ones aren't all that great. I like Feedback Sports stands better.

I own a pair of Park FFG-2...
12-12-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By noglider

Besides compliant tires, another very old tried...

Besides compliant tires, another very old tried and true method of dampening vibrations is to use a saddle with springs on it. I know, perish the thought, but it works. Sometimes low tech is best.
12-12-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By noglider

I haven't cut and threaded a center bolt, but I...

I haven't cut and threaded a center bolt, but I think you will find it to be a straightforward process. The trick is to mount it firmly enough that you can cut the threads. I suspect you'll use a...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 62,009
Posted By noglider

wphamilton, I'm very sorry. I've been there. ...

wphamilton, I'm very sorry. I've been there.

Today after class, I got to the bike rack and found my bike untampered-with. And I discovered that I had forgotten to lock it! Boy am I luckier than I...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By noglider

I used to ride the Wellgo pedals that look like...

I used to ride the Wellgo pedals that look like the Shimano SPD-M324. Then I got the Shimanos. I love them. I sometimes wear street shoes, and they work fine. I don't find the platform to be...
12-11-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 496
Posted By noglider

269 mph. That's pretty amazing. I rode a train in...

269 mph. That's pretty amazing. I rode a train in France that went about 160 mph. It was weird seeing the countryside move by so fast. I can't imagine 269 mph.
12-11-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 24,790
Posted By noglider

ascherer, I right-click on the picture to open it...

ascherer, I right-click on the picture to open it in a new tab. Then in that new tab, I grab the URL. I test it by opening the picture in an incognito window. If that works, I don't know why others...
12-11-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By noglider

Oops! I meant to type that it's spelled solder...

Oops! I meant to type that it's spelled solder and pronounced sodder. I agree, no one in the US pronounces it as it is spelled.
12-11-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 24,790
Posted By noglider

Grr. I really must figure this google photos...

Grr. I really must figure this google photos sharing stuff or use another host. I test it using a non-logged-in window, and it displays for me. I don't get it.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,233
Posted By noglider

Haha, I have driven in both places. I don't...

Haha, I have driven in both places. I don't remember the impression of Californians driving fast, but I was living in NJ at the time where people drive stupidly fast and recklessly. In western WA,...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By noglider

Wow, that's interesting, Chr0m0ly. I'll bear that...

Wow, that's interesting, Chr0m0ly. I'll bear that in mind. I have a weak back and strong hips, not surprisingly.
12-07-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By noglider

I bought one of these new in 1979. The catalog...

I bought one of these new in 1979. The catalog name was PXN10LE. Yes, that's when they stopped chroming the rear triangle and used the surplus chrome on the fork.
12-07-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 24,790
Posted By noglider

Here I am in February 2017 in Palm Beach, FL....

Here I am in February 2017 in Palm Beach, FL. That's where my mother in law lives and where I keep my 1962 Rudge.
...
12-07-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,160
Posted By noglider

That tire checker is clever!

That tire checker is clever!
12-07-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 201,282
Posted By noglider

Beautiful fenders. What are they, and what are...

Beautiful fenders. What are they, and what are they made of?
12-07-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By noglider

It is spelled solder and pronounced solder. I'm...

It is spelled solder and pronounced solder. I'm not sure why. I'm sure there's a long story to it. English is the only language that requires you to take a spelling class through 8th grade.
12-07-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 496
Posted By noglider

bpcyclist which Quad Lock mount failed for you? I...

bpcyclist which Quad Lock mount failed for you? I have both the stem mount and the out front. The stem mount can fail if the rubber band fails. Stupid design. The out front seems pretty foolproof...
12-06-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 496
Posted By noglider

I use an iphone and the ridewithgps app....

I use an iphone and the ridewithgps app. Sometimes my phone is in my pocket, and sometimes it's mounted on my handlebars. If I'm riding for a good amount of time, I connect an external battery to...
12-06-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By noglider

rumrunn6 yes, I don't like to ride in the...

rumrunn6 yes, I don't like to ride in the conditions in your picture. It's worse in our streets because the usable surface widens or narrows at every car length, and surface changes about as often....
12-06-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,932
Posted By noglider

You can, within limitations. I'm saying that you...

You can, within limitations. I'm saying that you might like a derailleur because it's lighter than an IGH, but if you have both, then you have the high weight of the IGH. If you like an IGH because...
12-05-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,305
Posted By noglider

Ben Cole is the owner of Velomine. It's not hard...

Ben Cole is the owner of Velomine. It's not hard to reach him by phone, and he's a good guy. I trust him.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By noglider

My wife gave me her Osprey backpack. I'm very...

My wife gave me her Osprey backpack. I'm very grateful, as I now use it every day. The internal frame makes it feel lighter than it is.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 857
Posted By noglider

My wife isn't nervous about my cycling. She...

My wife isn't nervous about my cycling. She wouldn't even mind if I got a motorcycle, though I don't think I ever will. I'm pretty open about talking about my mistakes, and sometimes I tell her about...
12-05-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 93,381
Posted By noglider

svoperokram that's amazing.

svoperokram that's amazing.
12-05-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,160
Posted By noglider

I love frankenbikes. Well, not all of them, but I...

I love frankenbikes. Well, not all of them, but I like this.

It depends on riding style, but I don't have a problem with low BBs. I'm able to change my cornering habits.
12-05-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 201,282
Posted By noglider

stardognine, :beer: :lol:

stardognine, :beer: :lol:
12-05-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,067
Posted By noglider

I love your pictures and stories, Tourist in MSN .

I love your pictures and stories, Tourist in MSN .
12-05-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By noglider

This might be a good winter

My motivation to ride in the winter ebbs and flows, but yesterday and today, I felt really good on the bike. For what it's worth, I'm talking about commuting, not recreation/fitness rides. About...
12-05-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By noglider

Someone here on BF recommended these pants...

Someone here on BF recommended these pants (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AQDTTC6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) for winter. They go OVER your pants. Well, I find that they...
12-05-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 201,282
Posted By noglider

Sorry if I've been overly argumentative. It is my...

Sorry if I've been overly argumentative. It is my nature, and I frequently have to check it.
12-05-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By noglider

These are the socks...

These are the socks (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002TOSWK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) I've been wearing for decades. $15 for a three-pack and they last a long time. I...
12-04-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 24,790
Posted By noglider

Black bump

Black bump
12-04-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By noglider

I hear Darn Tough Socks are good. I wear...

I hear Darn Tough Socks are good.

I wear Gold Toe. They last a long time. I think they're 85% wool and 15% nylon. Or something.
12-04-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By noglider

Don't use lye. It's too dangerous.

Don't use lye. It's too dangerous.
12-04-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 201,282
Posted By noglider

DQRider and SurferRosa I'm an extremely alert...

DQRider and SurferRosa I'm an extremely alert rider. I test my rear brake often to make sure it's still working and to reacquaint how well it works. I use my rear brake almost exclusively when on...
12-04-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 201,282
Posted By noglider

I don't even use my rear brake.

I don't even use my rear brake.
12-03-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By noglider

No, it's not a bad thing at all. It's just a bit...

No, it's not a bad thing at all. It's just a bit disorienting to those of us expecting to find a profit motive. There are other forces at play at non-profits. Part of our coop's mission is to enable...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 500
Posted By noglider

Wow, this can get complicated. I'm glad I've...

Wow, this can get complicated. I'm glad I've never had a frame that needed this treatment.
Forum: Foo
12-03-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 581
Posted By noglider

Thinking about that, I guess it's fair to say...

Thinking about that, I guess it's fair to say that islands are not on a continent but are "members" of one continent or another. There are some exceptions for islands very far from continents such as...
Forum: Foo
12-03-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 581
Posted By noglider

Well, it's true about the name American. Citizens...

Well, it's true about the name American. Citizens of the USA are called Americans. I had a Brazilian cow-orker who said she's American, and she's not wrong, but it's another sense of the word....
12-03-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 930
Posted By noglider

I loved Benotto tape back in the day, and I still...

I loved Benotto tape back in the day, and I still love it. I was a shop mechanic when the Benotto tape craze came in, in late 1981. Up until that time, we preferred cloth tape, and we wrapped from...
12-03-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18,115
Views: 2,879,893
Posted By noglider

He added a picture of the bike, but it's crappy. ...

He added a picture of the bike, but it's crappy.

https://images.craigslist.org/00x0x_g0ckU1ywEyJ_1200x900.jpg
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 62,009
Posted By noglider

Why didn't I read the weather report before...

Why didn't I read the weather report before heading out? This morning, I dressed as if it was still snowing and windy. D'oh! It was sunny and bright today. I took the subway to college, and I could...
12-03-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 685
Posted By noglider

Where is here, PdalPowr? Canada is big. ...

Where is here, PdalPowr? Canada is big.

Cygolite headlights have a "steady flash" mode which keeps the beam on medium and makes a high-intensity flash every second or so. It provides the rider...
Forum: Northeast
12-03-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 88,667
Posted By noglider

My preference is to ride a road bike because road...

My preference is to ride a road bike because road bikes are light, and I like to lean forward, at least a little. So these fleet bikes are quite annoying to me, though I concede that they are the...
12-03-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By noglider

I volunteer on Monday nights at Mechanical...

I volunteer on Monday nights at Mechanical Gardens (http://bikecoop.nyc/) in Brooklyn (NYC). Yes, we charge very low prices. Actually, we don't charge; we ask for donations in exchange for our stuff...
12-03-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,943
Posted By noglider

I agree. Most of these Zeus components are very...

I agree. Most of these Zeus components are very handsome. The curves are great.
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