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04-14-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 392,428
Posted By noglider

Brad L, that Puch is a perfect gravel bike.

Brad L, that Puch is a perfect gravel bike.
04-14-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By noglider

These new models are nice and well equipped. This...

These new models are nice and well equipped. This is the first I'm hearing of the name's revival. What relation is there to the original company?
04-14-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By noglider

heart rate monitor with RideWithGPS

I got a Coo Spo heart rate monitor because they were well reviewed. The instructions are awful, and web searches don't help much.

First, I thought I would be able to put it on and just get a...
04-14-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By noglider

You might want to see if your light will run...

You might want to see if your light will run while being charged. I carry an external battery for my phone when I ride, and you might be able to use one of these. Not only that, you could carry two....
04-14-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By noglider

The air hose does sound like a clever idea, but...

The air hose does sound like a clever idea, but do wires get ripped in the middle? The only troubles I can remember having have been wires pulled out of the connector at the dynamo or light.
04-13-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By noglider

These are the exercises...

These are the exercises (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Sm6rz3Y09nX7807FI8ifBqKdYBDTM5br/view?usp=sharing) my PT gave me.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By noglider

I had the same thought. Maybe it just takes a...

I had the same thought. Maybe it just takes a long time for a channel to get recognition, and this could be the critical period where the slope of the curve turns up significantly.
04-13-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 392,428
Posted By noglider

mechanicmatt, let us know how you like those...

mechanicmatt, let us know how you like those bars. I've been thinking about them.
04-13-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17,022
Views: 1,816,161
Posted By noglider

A few days ago, I dropped my spouse's car at the...

A few days ago, I dropped my spouse's car at the repair garage. It would have been about a 2.5 mile ride home, but I had extra time, so I made it into 16 miles. This is in High Falls, NY and...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,131
Posted By noglider

You're in Florida? Your profile says Pittsburgh.

You're in Florida? Your profile says Pittsburgh.
04-13-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By noglider

I sleep on my sides. My spouse won't let me sleep...

I sleep on my sides. My spouse won't let me sleep on my back because it reliably leads me to snore. Fair enough. When I had back surgery way back in 1988, I read about how sleeping on your stomach is...
04-13-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 958
Posted By noglider

Neither would I, and I don't think it's a good...

Neither would I, and I don't think it's a good idea for anyone else. I wouldn't say this in the SS-FG forum, but I will say it here.
04-12-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 958
Posted By noglider

What kind of riding are you doing on this beauty?...

What kind of riding are you doing on this beauty? And I'm not clear on whether you're using the riser or the drop bars.
04-11-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 271,162
Posted By noglider

OK, it's an ad, but it's beautiful. Thank you.

OK, it's an ad, but it's beautiful. Thank you.
04-11-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,936
Posted By noglider

What's a cage type fork?

What's a cage type fork?
04-11-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By noglider

You're the second person to question me, so at...

You're the second person to question me, so at this point, no, I'm not sure.
04-08-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By noglider

Kurt, it's cool that you've worked on bikes that...

Kurt, it's cool that you've worked on bikes that have been on TV.

I once got to touch Kermit the Frog's bike. The studio came into the bike shop I was working in. This was in 1979.
Forum: Commuting
04-08-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,131
Posted By noglider

Thanks for the update! Many of us have found...

Thanks for the update!

Many of us have found that as nice as beer is, it doesn't mix well with cycling. It's often welcome after a ride.
Forum: Commuting
04-08-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By noglider

I had a couple of fake commutes yesterday and...

I had a couple of fake commutes yesterday and today. Yesterday I dropped my spouse's car off at the repair garage and put my bike in the car. I sent a text to my morning meeting person to confirm we...
04-06-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 893
Posted By noglider

Yes, I was the bike guy in South Orange and...

Yes, I was the bike guy in South Orange and Maplewood for a few years. I even taught riding and repair classes. Fun times.
04-06-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,515
Posted By noglider

Smokinapankake, check out this page from a French...

Smokinapankake, check out this page from a French web site (https://www.xxcycle.com/dynamo-front-light,en.php). I've bought Busch & Müller lights there. It's a big selection. Take a little time to...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By noglider

I also haven't had anywhere to commute to since...

I also haven't had anywhere to commute to since the lockdown. I have to put most bike rides into my calendar now. But they're awfully nice rides.

...
04-02-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 893
Posted By noglider

You did a fine job! Where in New Jersey are you?

You did a fine job! Where in New Jersey are you?
04-02-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,515
Posted By noglider

Thanks for that, fourfa. I'll keep that in mind.

Thanks for that, fourfa. I'll keep that in mind.
04-02-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,324
Posted By noglider

nlerner, what handlebar is that? That might suit...

nlerner, what handlebar is that? That might suit me.
04-02-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,826
Posted By noglider

Deepcherry it says more than biodegradable.How to...

Deepcherry it says more than biodegradable.How to Dispose of Oxalic Acid Solution (https://www.hunker.com/13424128/how-to-make-a-chromic-acid-cleaning-solution)
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By noglider

My commutes on my road racing bike were much...

My commutes on my road racing bike were much faster. They were so much faster that the lower weight couldn't explain it. It must be that my position is more aerodynamic.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By noglider

Buy a Kool Stop Tire Jack and carry it with you....

Buy a Kool Stop Tire Jack and carry it with you. It makes a difficult job fairly easy. There are similar competing tools, too.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By noglider

I discovered him a couple of weeks ago. I like...

I discovered him a couple of weeks ago. I like his no-nonsense approach, very frugal.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By noglider

If you're not prepared for your first flat,...

If you're not prepared for your first flat, you'll find it very annoying. Learn how to fix it, and always carry the gear to do it. Generally, you take the wheel off, remove the tube, remove the tire,...
04-01-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By noglider

I like ridewithgps a lot. I liked the free...

I like ridewithgps a lot. I liked the free version, and I used it enough to get the paid version. I don't remember which feature led me to upgrade, but I'm satisfied.

There are lots of downsides...
04-01-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,515
Posted By noglider

I think saving money on a dynamo hub is fine....

I think saving money on a dynamo hub is fine. Then again, one day, I might try a fancy one and decide I wasted my time with the cheap ones, but ...

Spend as much as you can on the headlight. This...
03-31-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,486
Posted By noglider

These are exceptions that prove the rule. They...

These are exceptions that prove the rule. They are not a guarantee that you can always get something good for less than the going rate.
03-31-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,324
Posted By noglider

This is my 1974 Raleigh International which I...

This is my 1974 Raleigh International which I brush-painted by hand several years ago. It now has a Brooks Cambium saddle which is practical for commuting and nearly as comfy as a leather saddle.
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03-31-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,324
Posted By noglider

I bought some primer and some paint to touch up...

I bought some primer and some paint to touch up my 1971 Super Course. I sanded off the rusty top tube. But now I'm having second thoughts. The original paint is two-layered, and touch-up paint could...
03-31-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 392,428
Posted By noglider

I believe swollen lithium batteries are...

I believe swollen lithium batteries are dangerous. I brought one into the Apple store, and the salesman wouldn't even let me finish my story. He just gave me a replacement quickly.
03-31-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,053
Posted By noglider

I have one of each: a 1971 Super Course and a...

I have one of each: a 1971 Super Course and a 1974 International. The International is about a cm larger. The brake reaches are longer on the Super Course which means the Super Course sits higher...
03-29-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By noglider

canklecat, see this thread...

canklecat, see this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/1074804-compass-tire-hype-warning.html) about René Herse tires (made by Panaracer) when they were called Compass tires....
03-26-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By noglider

Yup. I thought the snow and ice were all gone,...

Yup. I thought the snow and ice were all gone, but yesterday I rode a trail that goes by caves that spew cold air 12 months a year, and next to them (on the trail) there was ice. Very cool effect. I...
03-26-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By noglider

In recent years, I've learned to keep the layers...

In recent years, I've learned to keep the layers thin and to take notes on what works, documenting the conditions and how I felt. Another trick is that I should feel slightly cold when I set out...
03-26-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,967
Posted By noglider

Hey, that's nice. The "full length" film is only...

Hey, that's nice. The "full length" film is only eight minutes, so I'll watch that later today.
03-26-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By noglider

Does anyone here practice falling? I try to do it...

Does anyone here practice falling? I try to do it once a year. I discovered that I fall better and hurt myself less when I've practiced. I once had a really bad night of falling on the ice three...
03-26-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By noglider

With a light that bright, your eyes would get...

With a light that bright, your eyes would get used to that level of light and then you wouldn't be able to see anything outside the beam. This is why I try to get by on the dimmest light I can use...
03-26-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By noglider

Especially tweed rides. I'm not sure if it...

Especially tweed rides.

I'm not sure if it was a carbide light, but a bike light was Panasonic's first product of any kind. It was in around 1920. We think of it as an electronics company, and...
03-26-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By noglider

I discovered self-fusing silicone tape. Once you...

I discovered self-fusing silicone tape. Once you wrap it, you can't peel it. It's great for applications like this. It won't come off with multiple mounts of your gadget.
03-24-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,486
Posted By noglider

I'm glad to hear that Gyes saddles are good. But...

I'm glad to hear that Gyes saddles are good. But I still haven't regretted any of the Brooks saddles I've bought. When I came back to cycling and found bikeforums, I thought people sounded silly...
03-24-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,498
Posted By noglider

I have hereditary low cholesterol and...

I have hereditary low cholesterol and triglycerides. My diet is excellent with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, low alcohol (maybe one drink every two weeks), and a moderate amount of meat. In...
03-24-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,486
Posted By noglider

I agree with merziac, there is no substitute for...

I agree with merziac, there is no substitute for a Brooks. Most people who have tried the cheaper ones are not satisfied. Besides, the Brooks saddles are a good value when you count the years per...
03-24-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,936
Posted By noglider

USAZorro, what did you dislike about your Cross...

USAZorro, what did you dislike about your Cross Check? I had two. The first one, I equipped with very light wheels, and that balanced the bike out to a nice-riding machine. It was too big, so I...
03-24-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 392,428
Posted By noglider

Thanks for clarifying. Agreed, it's certainly...

Thanks for clarifying. Agreed, it's certainly possible to slap on those lights and make it look awful.

Another reason for objecting to dynamo lights is vulnerability to theft. But a strange thing...
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