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09-25-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,265
Posted By noglider

It can be hard to fit a workbench into a home,...

It can be hard to fit a workbench into a home, but if you can, you'll be glad you did. It's wonderful to have a bench and especially a bench vise. I do so much with my vise.
09-25-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 847
Posted By noglider

As cog size decreases, the rate of wear...

As cog size decreases, the rate of wear increases. If you spend a lot of time on a small cog, it wears out very fast. Also, below 12T or so, the power transfer becomes wavy as the chain engages the...
09-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 821
Posted By noglider

I don't know if I'm nostalgic for any bikes I...

I don't know if I'm nostalgic for any bikes I used to own. I regret selling my 1975 Raleigh Gran Sport which I did after I bought a Peugeot PXN10LE. But the idea of having more than one bike hadn't...
09-24-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 847
Posted By noglider

"Without compromise." Well, I'd say a 9-tooth cog...

"Without compromise." Well, I'd say a 9-tooth cog presents compromise, but it might not prevent me from using it. I look forward to reviews of this stuff. In general, I like it.
09-24-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 138,993
Posted By noglider

The tires are Vittoria Voyager Hyper. They are...

The tires are Vittoria Voyager Hyper. They are incredibly good tires, so I don't understand why they stopped production. When I got them in the mail, I was disappointed because they are so thick in...
09-24-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By noglider

It's my size, too. I'm just not in a position to...

It's my size, too. I'm just not in a position to buy a bike. Someone should. It is such a great classic.
09-24-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 986
Posted By noglider

I took a 22 mile ride with my new speaker today....

I took a 22 mile ride with my new speaker today. It worked great. It's just what I need. I can hear the audio and the road sounds I need to hear. I was in very light traffic, and I heard vehicles...
09-24-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,875
Posted By noglider

LV2TNDM that's a wonderful story. I have a lot to...

LV2TNDM that's a wonderful story. I have a lot to be grateful for, as my spouse has some of those qualities though not all. She is lightweight, too, so when I want to pedal or coast, I just do it. I...
09-23-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 138,993
Posted By noglider

I misspoke. The arms are aluminum but the rings...

I misspoke. The arms are aluminum but the rings are steel. Still heavy. I got them cheap and they work great.
09-23-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,763
Posted By noglider

tpadul, what kind of animal did Belvedere get...

tpadul, what kind of animal did Belvedere get into a fight with?
09-23-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 927
Posted By noglider

BFisher, excellent question. How many people...

BFisher, excellent question. How many people would that appeal to? I’m not strong enough to need such a strong crank. And bike people will be skeptical about steel now that we’ve had alu cranks for...
09-23-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 138,993
Posted By noglider

Yes it rides great though it's quite heavy with...

Yes it rides great though it's quite heavy with all the accessories and the steel cranks. The tires are not ideal for gravel riding, but that won't stop me, since my slick 28mm tires don't stop me....
09-23-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,302,810
Posted By noglider

I finally finished my 1971 Raleigh Super Course....

I finally finished my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. I installed a new Claris 2x8 drivetrain, dynamo lights, and Brooks Cambium handlebar tape.

...
09-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 927
Posted By noglider

There Brandt said that a Campy crank always...

There Brandt said that a Campy crank always lasted him less than a year. That's some serious pedaling. He claimed he was not unusually strong, but we know that's not true. He was strong, he rode many...
09-23-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 138,993
Posted By noglider

My retro-modded 1971 Raleigh Super Course, now...

My retro-modded 1971 Raleigh Super Course, now with a 2x8 drivetrain and dynamo lights.

...
09-23-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 669,986
Posted By noglider

I finally finished my long-term project, my 1971...

I finally finished my long-term project, my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. It has 700x37 tires which are pretty slick, not ideal, but they will do for now. With fenders, a rack, and three or four lights,...
09-23-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,591
Views: 315,594
Posted By noglider

I finally finished my 1971 Raleigh Super Course...

I finally finished my 1971 Raleigh Super Course which was a project that dragged out too long. I'm pleased with the result. More of the story is here....
09-23-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,910
Posted By noglider

I finally finished this project bike, my 1971...

I finally finished this project bike, my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. The work was dragging out for months or maybe even years so I picked up my effort. There were dozens of niggling problems to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,171
Posted By noglider

I was a bike mechanic in my young days. I worked...

I was a bike mechanic in my young days. I worked on a few Tyler kids' bikes. Tyler is a Polish brand. I guess they chose the name to make it sound appealing. The steel they used for nuts and bolts...
09-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3,250
Views: 726,408
Posted By noglider

Cycle Tourist, your frame looks bent. :(

Cycle Tourist, your frame looks bent. :(
Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 24,714
Posted By noglider

I haven't commuted to college since March 12. I...

I haven't commuted to college since March 12. I haven't had a job, but I'll soon be an enumerator for the Census. The locations I need to visit might be near enough for me to visit by bike. I will...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By noglider

I got some great wool long underwear at REI.

I got some great wool long underwear at REI.
09-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By noglider

A manufacturer contacted me and asked me to...

A manufacturer contacted me and asked me to review one of these devices. He sent it to me for free. I'll post my impressions here.
09-23-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,120
Posted By noglider

Hidetaka Hirose, 1942-2020...

Hidetaka Hirose, 1942-2020 (https://www.renehersecycles.com/hidetaka-hirose-1944-2020/)
09-23-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By noglider

Sometimes, with a front derailleur intended for...

Sometimes, with a front derailleur intended for two chainrings, you can get it to work with three. And sometimes you can't. So whether it's intended to work or not, it's worth a try.
09-23-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 986
Posted By noglider

I use a rear view mirror attached to my glasses,...

I use a rear view mirror attached to my glasses, and I check it every few seconds.
09-23-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 138,993
Posted By noglider

They are not rare. Raleigh was the world's...

They are not rare. Raleigh was the world's biggest bike maker for many decades. The company exported bikes all around the planet.
09-22-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 927
Posted By noglider

I have no authority to say this but I suspect...

I have no authority to say this but I suspect those cranks failed at a greater rate than that of other cranks. But! Does that mean it's an inordinate risk? No, at least not for everyone. I'm fairly...
09-22-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 986
Posted By noglider

This is a concern. Some won't use anything while...

This is a concern. Some won't use anything while riding. Some take no precautions. Most of us are in the middle. Some states allow the use of one earphone. That's what I used to do. But now I have...
09-21-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,639
Posted By noglider

As the pads wear, they will rub on the tire. The...

As the pads wear, they will rub on the tire. The rubbing will heat up the tire and cause it to explode. You need longer brakes.
09-21-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,591
Views: 315,594
Posted By noglider

Today, I began the final touches on my 1971...

Today, I began the final touches on my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. No pictures today.
- I got the dynamo headlight working.
- I installed the front fender.
- I installed the Minoura bottle cage...
09-21-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,252
Posted By noglider

Does it count if you weren't carrying it? ;)

Does it count if you weren't carrying it? ;)
09-21-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,810
Posted By noglider

There are pluses and minuses to using a shop...

There are pluses and minuses to using a shop mechanic, but it's not categorically a mistake at all times for all people.
09-21-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,302,810
Posted By noglider

In the early 90s I had Peter Weigle, a frame...

In the early 90s I had Peter Weigle, a frame builder, spread my 1982 McLean from 120 to 126. Since then, I've been putting a 130mm wheel in it, and it's been effortless. Maybe he really spread it to...
09-20-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,302,810
Posted By noglider

the sci guy, yes, you can spread a 120mm frame to...

the sci guy, yes, you can spread a 120mm frame to 130mm. I've done it.
09-20-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,252
Posted By noglider

120 lbs of belgian block stones.

120 lbs of belgian block stones.
09-19-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,252
Posted By noglider

- A tank of gasoline - A desk chair - A dead...

- A tank of gasoline
- A desk chair
- A dead cat
- Probably others I've forgotten
09-17-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19,642
Views: 3,213,292
Posted By noglider

:lol: How do you get on and off that thing?

:lol:

How do you get on and off that thing?
09-17-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,686
Posted By noglider

Road Fan, :lol:! That does sound annoying. I...

Road Fan, :lol:!

That does sound annoying. I guess I'm lucky I haven't experimented that deeply.

My spouse's other bike, the one she rides more, is a Trek 7.3FX, a very nice flat bar bike. She...
09-17-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 339
Posted By noglider

Oh cool. I looked for both of those things and...

Oh cool. I looked for both of those things and didn't find them. Thanks. But now that I've made this, I like it better. :)
09-17-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 339
Posted By noglider

She doesn't want to make the bike heavier. Her...

She doesn't want to make the bike heavier. Her All City which is in NYC has a bottle dynamo, and it has caused problems, because it's hard to mount it right next to the cantilever brake boss. Plus it...
09-17-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 339
Posted By noglider

Charles Wahl, I have one of those, and I don't...

Charles Wahl, I have one of those, and I don't like it. The headlight is too low, so aiming it is tricky. It's too easy to point it too high, into people's eyes. Also, before making this mount, I was...
09-17-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,591
Views: 315,594
Posted By noglider

Ooh, good idea, thumpism. Maybe I could use the...

Ooh, good idea, thumpism. Maybe I could use the strap from a brake lever.
09-17-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 339
Posted By noglider

I think I've bought 8 or 10 of these lights. I...

I think I've bought 8 or 10 of these lights. I keep them with me as spares. The price fluctuates wildly between 9 and 23 dollars. I do use them a lot. I ride with lights day and night.

Thanks for...
09-17-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 339
Posted By noglider

I didn't make any measurements whatsoever. That...

I didn't make any measurements whatsoever. That was dumb. With the next one -- and I have a few more to make for our fleet -- I'll make the slits smaller. I might cover the whole thing in rubber...
09-17-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,591
Views: 315,594
Posted By noglider

My daughter lives in Denver and is staying with...

My daughter lives in Denver and is staying with us for now. She brought her bike, and we've tuned it up. She didn't like the saddle it came with, so she tried this Specialized Riva. She doesn't like...
09-17-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3,591
Views: 315,594
Posted By noglider

I made a mount for a headlight on my fork. Here...

I made a mount for a headlight on my fork. Here is the complete thread. (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1213195-homemade-fork-light-mount.html#post21699244)
...
09-17-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 339
Posted By noglider

Homemade fork light mount

My handlebars can't spare space for a light, and I usually have a handlebar bag, so I can't mount a light on the handlebar.

This is the second such mount I've made. The first was out of PVC pipe...
09-17-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,591
Views: 315,594
Posted By noglider

Now that's a vise!

Now that's a vise!
09-17-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,686
Posted By noglider

Hi Ken. I can't say. I gave those tires to my...

Hi Ken. I can't say. I gave those tires to my spouse. She doesn't ride that bike often, and she's also not very observant about tires, so it's a big I-don't-know. No complaints, though. To the extent...
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