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08-04-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By noglider

I want that fork but I don't need it. :-\

I want that fork but I don't need it. :-\
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 257,695
Posted By noglider

Abus, not Arbus.

Abus, not Arbus.
08-04-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,746
Posted By noglider

Good spokes plus a Sun rim plus patience make a...

Good spokes plus a Sun rim plus patience make a very good wheel.
08-04-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By noglider

merlinextraligh, my spouse never complains about...

merlinextraligh, my spouse never complains about the ride being too rough.
08-04-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Posted By noglider

Nonsense.

Nonsense.
08-04-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By noglider

I started this thread long ago, and I don't...

I started this thread long ago, and I don't remember the equipment I was dealing with. I don't remember the problem or the solution. But I guess I'm glad to learn a little upon its resurrection.
08-04-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 998
Posted By noglider

:roflmao: I had escargot in Paris. They were...

:roflmao:

I had escargot in Paris. They were in a pesto sauce. It was tasty. It tasted like pesto sauce.
08-03-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 998
Posted By noglider

When I was a sophomore in college in 1979, I...

When I was a sophomore in college in 1979, I bought myself a brand new Peugeot PXN-10LE. At around 21 lbs, it was the lightest bike I had ever owned, and it was pretty light for an off-the-shelf...
08-03-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By noglider

I tried one and didn't like it, but that doesn't...

I tried one and didn't like it, but that doesn't tell you much other than something about the shape of my crotch, which you don't need to know.
08-03-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 553
Posted By noglider

The idea that wheels with different flange sizes...

The idea that wheels with different flange sizes have different feels is ancient folklore that has also been debunked for a long time. No, you can't feel it. But the placebo effect is strong. A more...
08-03-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 258,651
Posted By noglider

:roflmao: You know me well enough to know I might...

:roflmao: You know me well enough to know I might even do that.
08-03-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 258,651
Posted By noglider

So I can sprinkle cayenne pepper as a repellent?

So I can sprinkle cayenne pepper as a repellent?
08-03-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 258,651
Posted By noglider

I regret to say I barely remember mailing some...

I regret to say I barely remember mailing some spoke nipples to francophile. He reminded me last week that I had wrapped them safely in Anthony Weiner...
07-30-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,265
Posted By noglider

Sleep easy knowing the bike you missed probably...

Sleep easy knowing the bike you missed probably has a stuck seatpost.
07-30-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 298
Posted By noglider

That's pretty funny. I made my own highly...

That's pretty funny.

I made my own highly generic decal for a generic-looking bike I had.

...
07-30-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,024
Posted By noglider

dddd is right. If the lever reaches the handlebar...

dddd is right. If the lever reaches the handlebar before much force is on the rims, lengthen the straddle cable to decrease leverage.
07-29-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 258,651
Posted By noglider

I don’t remember sending nipples. Did I use a...

I don’t remember sending nipples. Did I use a weed package or something?

Lyotard pedals are generally nice. Do I have your email address?
07-29-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 258,651
Posted By noglider

francophile, have you got any symmetrical rattrap...

francophile, have you got any symmetrical rattrap pedals?
07-29-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 258,651
Posted By noglider

Email me at tom@noglider.com. I may have what you...

Email me at tom@noglider.com. I may have what you need.
07-29-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 296,514
Posted By noglider

Leather saddles are not for everyone.

Leather saddles are not for everyone.
07-28-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By noglider

Hack 1: The guy who sold me my tandem didn't have...

Hack 1: The guy who sold me my tandem didn't have a rear stem. He lost it somehow. There were no stems available with the right diameter clamp size (to the front seatpost), 26.6 mm. I took a 27.2 mm...
07-28-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Posted By noglider

You can use two hose clamps as a guide. Or really...

You can use two hose clamps as a guide. Or really anything. You don't have to be precise. You can make corrections after cutting with a file.
07-27-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By noglider

Here is a working link to that thread...

Here is a working link to that thread (https://tinyurl.com/y26xsu95).
07-27-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,024
Posted By noglider

Nice pictures. Thanks, bertinjim.

Nice pictures. Thanks, bertinjim.
07-26-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 849
Posted By noglider

oddjob2, what are you going to do with that bike?

oddjob2, what are you going to do with that bike?
07-26-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,426
Posted By noglider

tNuvolari, the roads here are quiet, and there...

tNuvolari, the roads here are quiet, and there are long stretches with no intersections. There are also no shoulders, so I take the entire lane most of the time. I'm lucky to have these conditions,...
07-26-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,024
Posted By noglider

The MAFAC RACER is nearly perfect. I know very...

The MAFAC RACER is nearly perfect. I know very well how to set it up, but it's easier to do it wrong, and then it doesn't work well. Dual pivots are easy to set right. So it's not a waste that they...
07-26-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,426
Posted By noglider

I'm 59 years old, and I'm still crazy enough to...

I'm 59 years old, and I'm still crazy enough to be working on my descending skills. I can do that now that I'm living full time upstate where we have lots of hills. On Friday, I hit a lifetime record...
07-26-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,210
Posted By noglider

2,570 grams for frame and fork sound pretty...

2,570 grams for frame and fork sound pretty darned light. Fantastic. And I agree with Rudi: the frame builder had a ride quality in mind and created it using the materials and the design. Or the...
07-26-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,024
Posted By noglider

I would call it food for thought. I'm glad dual...

I would call it food for thought. I'm glad dual pivots are here and available to everyone. Maybe it wasn't necessary to invent them, and maybe it was, but I'm glad they're here. Most single pivots...
07-23-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By noglider

You've got a problem.

You've got a problem.
07-23-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,024
Posted By noglider

It's funny to realize that bike brakes were...

It's funny to realize that bike brakes were nearly perfected over 50 years ago.
07-23-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,266
Posted By noglider

What a great catalog, even looking at it now. I...

What a great catalog, even looking at it now. I remember it well from those days.
07-23-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By noglider

That's something special!

That's something special!
07-23-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,426
Posted By noglider

Dual pivots have more mechanical advantage, so...

Dual pivots have more mechanical advantage, so even most cheap ones are better than most good single pivots. There is an extra advantage: I believe they use a new allow which is stiffer than the old...
07-23-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,266
Posted By noglider

This bit of folklore has now been debunked.

This bit of folklore has now been debunked.
07-23-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,357
Posted By noglider

There is at least one in every area. Lots of...

There is at least one in every area. Lots of people buy remotely, negotiating and specifying over phone or email, so you don't need to find one locally. I think if I were ever to have a frame built,...
07-22-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19,351
Views: 3,161,240
Posted By noglider

That looks like a decent price for the Blackburn...

That looks like a decent price for the Blackburn front rack. Anyone in Eugene willing to pick it up for me?
07-22-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By noglider

What are your plans for the bike?

What are your plans for the bike?
07-22-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,337
Posted By noglider

Paging romperrr.

Paging romperrr.
07-22-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,985
Posted By noglider

This thread reminds me of something we did at one...

This thread reminds me of something we did at one of my workplaces. We put our workstations on the network, and each computer had to have a name. We used bird species as names. My main client's...
07-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,024
Posted By noglider

Hmm, maybe I should disassemble and...

Hmm, maybe I should disassemble and clean/whatever the 750s on my Super Course, because they are mysteriously not working well. I'll figure out why.
07-22-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,621
Posted By noglider

But of course we should all know that it's a...

But of course we should all know that it's a reference to a line in This Is Spinal Tap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMSV4OteqBE
07-22-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,004
Posted By noglider

Italy produced plenty of low end bikes. We didn't...

Italy produced plenty of low end bikes. We didn't get many of them here except in the 1970s. My first ten-speed was an Atala Giro D'Italia. Gaspipe tubes, Simplex derailleurs, overall quality lower...
07-21-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 472
Posted By noglider

I used to swear by that tool. At the time, it...

I used to swear by that tool. At the time, it worked better than the expensive ones.
07-21-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,004
Posted By noglider

Cultures in the Catholic religion seem to be...

Cultures in the Catholic religion seem to be marked with passion. I won't go into theology to try to explain why, but it's an observation. And Italians seem even more so than, say, the French.
...
07-21-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,024
Posted By noglider

Aero levers generally offer more leverage, so...

Aero levers generally offer more leverage, so changing the levers is likely to help a bit.
07-21-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,621
Posted By noglider

That's definitely worth a try. I have leather...

That's definitely worth a try. I have leather tape on two bikes, and the cost has been justified because I can reuse it. I bought Brooks Cambium synthetic tape for a bike I'm building, but it gets...
07-21-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,985
Posted By noglider

Why do so many people not understand this?

Why do so many people not understand this?
07-20-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,621
Posted By noglider

Super nifty. So then tolerance of bashing is...

Super nifty.

So then tolerance of bashing is the reason you chose the S-1 derailleur?

I recognize those shifters. They were originally stem shifters. I have a set. They're not bad at all.
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