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08-24-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,156
Posted By noglider

I've worked in a few shops, and in only one of...

I've worked in a few shops, and in only one of them were we required to adjust all bearings to the right preload, and I mean headset, BB, and wheel cones. The other shops didn't ask us to do it, and...
08-24-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 143,442
Posted By noglider

Writenride, those are three happy cats. You're...

Writenride, those are three happy cats. You're doing something right.
08-24-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,121
Posted By noglider

Man, I'm loving this thread much more than I...

Man, I'm loving this thread much more than I expected to.

Here is my patina'd-est bike, my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. The pictures are not recent. I have new wheels and drivetrain on it, and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,381
Posted By noglider

So in other words, the quality of the design and...

So in other words, the quality of the design and making of good carbon frames rests on the expertise of the designers and engineers of the machines. So the rest of the process, the laborious part,...
08-24-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By noglider

This conversion could incur a lot of cost, and...

This conversion could incur a lot of cost, and the benefits would be quite small. I don't recommend it.
08-24-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 22,572
Posted By noglider

stardognine, it looks like you're going a long...

stardognine, it looks like you're going a long where. Where are you heading?
08-24-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By noglider

Those old steel brakes really aren't bad, at...

Those old steel brakes really aren't bad, at least if you have strong hands, as some normal size men do. You just need good pads like Kool Stop.

Nice bike, and I like what you did with it.
08-24-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By noglider

jonwvara does this. Jon, want to talk about it...

jonwvara does this. Jon, want to talk about it here?
08-24-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By noglider

I am the worst painter. I painted my frame. It...

I am the worst painter. I painted my frame. It didn't come out well. But I used liquid latex to mask the lugs, and that aspect of the job came out great. People look at my bike and see the chrome...
08-24-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,344
Posted By noglider

Even if it had been a troll post, and it wasn't,...

Even if it had been a troll post, and it wasn't, many of us are learning from each other here, so it's useful.
08-24-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By noglider

I look forward to pictures. One nice thing...

I look forward to pictures.

One nice thing about modern bikes is the stems with removable faceplates. It allows for faster handlebar changes. Handlebar changes are the most dramatic things you can...
08-24-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By noglider

I don't think you can do this practically, and I...

I don't think you can do this practically, and I don't see much need, either. My Cygolite taillight needs charging only once a month. I remember to do it more often than that, and that's fine. The...
08-23-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 997
Posted By noglider

Fun thread! I wish I were handier in...

Fun thread!

I wish I were handier in household projects. I'm kinda sorta competent in small matters. My wife is now surpassing me, having been the general contractor on several renovations.

So...
08-23-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,156
Posted By noglider

Yes, I can't figure out why bike makers ship...

Yes, I can't figure out why bike makers ship bikes out that way. What could the rationale be? Lower labor costs for getting it right?
08-23-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 43,688
Posted By noglider

I've finally started to treat myself to...

I've finally started to treat myself to upper-tier tires, and I see why people spend the extra money. And I don't give a hoot about puncture protection. If you're ready for that, I think you have to...
08-23-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 770
Posted By noglider

When I first started working with DT spokes in...

When I first started working with DT spokes in about 1982, I noticed they had shorter threads. I had to use more precision in choosing the sizes. I had to stock more sizes, in 1mm increments. It's a...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,574
Posted By noglider

Yes, it is.

Yes, it is.
08-23-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,156
Posted By noglider

OK so according to Sheldon, I'm wrong. Thanks.

OK so according to Sheldon, I'm wrong. Thanks.
08-23-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 120,732
Posted By noglider

malcala622, why do you want to do that trade?

malcala622, why do you want to do that trade?
08-23-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21,102
Views: 2,085,647
Posted By noglider

groth, the NYC Century is a difficult century...

groth, the NYC Century is a difficult century because there are so many stops for red lights and other kinds of traffic. There are plenty of hills. They're not amazingly challenging hills, but...
08-23-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By noglider

Yup. Black is the smallest, red is the biggest,...

Yup. Black is the smallest, red is the biggest, and green is the mediumest. We used green on European spokes before DT came out with the black size, and then that size became more standard. Red is...
08-23-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 770
Posted By noglider

dabac, the top spoke in the picture shows an...

dabac, the top spoke in the picture shows an acceptable gap. The mistake is in making it so big that the top of the spoke doesn't reach the bulging part of the nipple.
08-23-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By noglider

Thanks for the tip, dddd. I never knew about that.

Thanks for the tip, dddd. I never knew about that.
08-23-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By noglider

I figured out what OPMT means: one-piece...

I figured out what OPMT means: one-piece multi-tool. I had to look up EDC: everyday carry.
08-23-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,403
Posted By noglider

Oh here's another theory. On my go-fast bike, I...

Oh here's another theory. On my go-fast bike, I tend to wear tight-fitting cycling clothes. Not only do they cause less air drag, but because of the fit, they feel more comfortable while pedaling...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18,759
Views: 3,740,437
Posted By noglider

phtomita, I'm eager to hear how you like the...

phtomita, I'm eager to hear how you like the 145s. That's pretty darned short, but they may be good.

The trend lately is for bike makers to use longer and longer cranks. It's not a well-understood...
08-22-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 770
Posted By noglider

My understanding is that demand for stainless...

My understanding is that demand for stainless spokes has gone up and for galvanized has gone down. And it seems that the price difference has almost gone away, so there's not much reason to prefer...
08-22-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,481
Posted By noglider

Well that just shows how much I don't know. I...

Well that just shows how much I don't know. I don't know about the region. I was just thinking of the word campagna (pronounced campania) which means countryside.
08-22-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 770
Posted By noglider

Unfortunately, that's hard to say. You might not...

Unfortunately, that's hard to say. You might not run out of thread, and the only problem will be spokes that stick out. Then you have to file the ends off. It's a pain, but I've done it many times.
08-22-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By noglider

I want to say you're BSing, but I know you did...

I want to say you're BSing, but I know you did put Huffy decals on a titanium bike...
08-22-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,403
Posted By noglider

I definitely have fast bikes and slow bikes, but...

I definitely have fast bikes and slow bikes, but I don't understand why, either. My Lemond is my fastest. So here's a theory. When it has the 700c wheels, they are light, and the tires are narrow and...
08-22-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,481
Posted By noglider

I'm not super fond of Japanese bikes from before...

I'm not super fond of Japanese bikes from before 1975, but this one is very classy. I wonder why they misspelled campagna. Anyway, the built up bike looks fantastic. I wonder how it would ride with...
08-22-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,156
Posted By noglider

Not true at all. There is a lot of leverage over...

Not true at all. There is a lot of leverage over them, and there is a lot of inertia. If you can feel friction in the hubs while riding, they are pretty much useless hubs. There can be far too much...
08-22-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 770
Posted By noglider

Do not use longer nipples to lengthen your...

Do not use longer nipples to lengthen your spokes. Danger lies ahead.
08-22-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17,607
Views: 2,733,208
Posted By noglider

Yup, I heard that too. It's possible I spread it...

Yup, I heard that too. It's possible I spread it here and you read it. Anyway, the story I heard was that the kids developed an economy among themselves. "I'll pedal for your show if you pedal for...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,574
Posted By noglider

People in my kids' generation just don't...

People in my kids' generation just don't appreciate Monty Python. I don't know what's wrong with them.
08-22-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By noglider

Oil on the rims comes off more easily. I'm not...

Oil on the rims comes off more easily. I'm not even joking. It comes off soon enough, and I theorize that a little oil goes into the pads, which changes the resonance and stops the squeaking. I've...
08-22-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By noglider

I can't say what others need. Some are happy with...

I can't say what others need. Some are happy with platforms. I got my wife to try cleats. She fell over and cracked her elbow and won't try them again. I don't blame her. I have medical problems with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18,759
Views: 3,740,437
Posted By noglider

How short are your legs? I'm 5'9" tall and...

How short are your legs? I'm 5'9" tall and short-legged. My pants inseam is 30". I normally ride 170mm cranks which feel OK. Whenever I try a bike with 175's, it feels uncomfortable, and that's weird...
08-22-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 43,688
Posted By noglider

Phamilton, I'm glad you like the Paselas so far....

Phamilton, I'm glad you like the Paselas so far. See, it wasn't too much to spend. Next time, consider the folding version, as they are lighter. Or maybe even some even nicer tires.
08-22-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By noglider

I don't know of any headlight that has amber side...

I don't know of any headlight that has amber side lights. Nice idea.

I can recommend the Cygolite headlights with the screw mounts. It is very easy to mount them good and tight so they keep their...
08-22-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,575
Posted By noglider

camjr, for a second, I thought that was my...

camjr, for a second, I thought that was my workbench. Except that mine is much messier.
08-21-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By noglider

Pic assist: http://i.imgur.com/k8h880L.jpg ...

Pic assist:

http://i.imgur.com/k8h880L.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CUYNJOU.jpg
08-21-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By noglider

Does anyone remember the Cyclo Rivoli chain tool?...

Does anyone remember the Cyclo Rivoli chain tool? It was around in the 70s and 80s. I miss that one. I broke a few, but I also mastered its use.
08-21-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By noglider

A truing stand is one of the least essential bike...

A truing stand is one of the least essential bike tools. I do happen to have one, but sometimes I just put a zip tie on the frame or fork. I use it as a gauge to see how close/far the rim is from the...
08-21-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By noglider

I don't like multitools. I do carry an MT-1 but I...

I don't like multitools. I do carry an MT-1 but I hope not to need it much. I prefer real tools, and honestly, they're not that heavy or hard to keep organized.
08-21-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By noglider

It's a half-joke. Some have screechy brakes and...

It's a half-joke. Some have screechy brakes and realize that it's useful and decide not to fix them. But not everyone likes that. Keep toeing them in until they're sufficiently quiet.
08-21-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,575
Posted By noglider

Vice (with a 'c') is immoral or wicked behavior. ...

Vice (with a 'c') is immoral or wicked behavior.

A vise (with an 's') is a metal tool with movable jaws.

They are pronounced the same but spelled differently.

I was using google alerts to...
08-21-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By noglider

The bike looks terrific, and the price seems very...

The bike looks terrific, and the price seems very low. Grab it, but make sure the seatpost and stem move, and make sure the bike fits.

I had a Bianchi Volpe, lower than this model, I think. It was...
08-21-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By noglider

Or you could remove one of the brake pads....

Or you could remove one of the brake pads. Putting it back on might be easier than inflating the tire.
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