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10-15-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By rhm

The brakes are correct, note the large block...

The brakes are correct, note the large block letters (later ones have smaller print). The levers are pretty much the same as what Weinmann was still making in the 70's and 80's, but no turkey wings,...
10-14-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,737
Posted By rhm

Thanks for the photos! I'm sorry I could not...

Thanks for the photos! I'm sorry I could not join....
Replies: 13
Views: 1,725
Posted By rhm

About ten years ago I bought a couple Shimano...

About ten years ago I bought a couple Shimano dynamo hubs that were for sale pretty cheap. Both were the same model, I think 3N72 but I am not sure.

I put one on a folding bike with 16" wheels...
10-10-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By rhm

I have the same experience and the same question....

I have the same experience and the same question. As nlerner mentioned, I have done quite a few experiments with these hubs running LED lights I assembled myself. But this was a dozen years ago,...
10-09-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By rhm

I had a pair, they were excellent until they wore...

I had a pair, they were excellent until they wore out.

Start a petition. Not on Facebook. I'll sign it.

Unless it's on Facebook, that is. Facebook is loathsome.
10-09-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By rhm

Sure looks like a Grand Prix. If so, the bar and...

Sure looks like a Grand Prix. If so, the bar and stem, and brakes, are probably original. I had a grand Prix with those shifters as well, but I think mine was a later model.

The lugs were a...
10-08-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,538
Posted By rhm

Count me out. I have other obligations that are...

Count me out. I have other obligations that are too embarrassing to mention in public.
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,612
Views: 49,421
Posted By rhm

Hot here too, and a headwind on the way home. I...

Hot here too, and a headwind on the way home. I liked the headwind, because it kept me relatively cool. Better than that, though, the headwind blew away the gnats. I got covered with gnats yesterday...
10-02-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By rhm

:lol: But yes, they can be. A good plastic...

:lol:

But yes, they can be. A good plastic saddle feels pretty much the same as a good leather saddle. For long distance riding, if there's any chance of rain*, I use a plastic saddle.

I have...
09-30-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By rhm

Have you tried to twist the lens, to unscrew it...

Have you tried to twist the lens, to unscrew it like the lid of a bottle?
09-30-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,012
Posted By rhm

The steel cottered crank, huret derailleur with...

The steel cottered crank, huret derailleur with claw, and steel rims?, These are not Competition components. These look like a Grand Prix or even Record. The nervex bottom bracket shell suggests a...
09-23-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By rhm

Standover is a quick and dirty measurement that...

Standover is a quick and dirty measurement that gets a rider to approximately the right size bike frame. If you can't stand over the top tube, the bike is definitely too big for you. If you can just...
09-23-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,527
Posted By rhm

I agree with the suggestion that your saddle is...

I agree with the suggestion that your saddle is (was) too high.

Saddle width --and especially "sit bone" width-- is not completely irrelevant, but I don't think it's nearly the important...
09-23-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,322
Posted By rhm

That will work as long as all crank arms are the...

That will work as long as all crank arms are the same length. But in the real world, they are not.
09-21-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,322
Posted By rhm

Yup. Can't improve on that. :thumb:

Yup. Can't improve on that. :thumb:
09-20-19, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By rhm

FYI it's from the late 60's to early 70's. ...

FYI it's from the late 60's to early 70's.




The B15 was cheaper, but otherwise the same as a the B17. Same shape, same frame. This is the full width version.
09-19-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,976
Posted By rhm

You guys amaze me. All my bikes feel the same to...

You guys amaze me. All my bikes feel the same to me, 531, A&P kromo, plain gauge or butted, columbus, tange no 1, whatever. Even aluminum I don't think I notice a difference. I have them all set up...
09-18-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By rhm

My first choice would be a Raleigh Grand Sports....

My first choice would be a Raleigh Grand Sports. But there are a lot of 1970's frames with good tubing and plain dropouts without a derailer hanger. Lambert, Viscount, Falcon, Dawes, even...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,150
Posted By rhm

Thanks for the report! For some reason I can't...

Thanks for the report! For some reason I can't watch the video on my desktop computer, just my phone. That smoky haze is something else!

Here's my last brevet. My brother uses this app,...
09-16-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,540
Posted By rhm

Yes, but where's the bar? I'm not getting on my...

Yes, but where's the bar? I'm not getting on my bike until I know where I'm going. Be nice to know who'll be there, too.
09-14-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By rhm

Thanks for the photos! Those brakes are typical...

Thanks for the photos! Those brakes are typical 70's stuff. I don't know when that style was first introduced, though. Could be late 60's for all I know. Later (late 70cs?) They started using a black...
09-14-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By rhm

Photo of brake calipers, please! The writing on...

Photo of brake calipers, please! The writing on those is a useful chronological diagnostic. Starts out large block letters in the 30's, smaller block letters in the 50's, smaller block letters in the...
09-12-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,918
Posted By rhm

27.0 wouldn't be unusual at all. Heat distorts...

27.0 wouldn't be unusual at all. Heat distorts steel. Most builders will ream a tube to make sure a standard size post fits. A 27.0 may fit just fine as is (sizing is not as precise as the numbers...
09-12-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 141,028
Posted By rhm

The fenders on my RTP bike, with 26"wheels, are...

The fenders on my RTP bike, with 26"wheels, are sold as 700c (29er} fenders. No problem.

The thing is, if you make them wider, you reduce the radius.

Your fenders have a rolled edge, right? So...
09-12-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 880
Posted By rhm

Yeah, I suspected that. I believe it is...

Yeah, I suspected that.

I believe it is possible to remove the stops, destroying the clamp in the process, but I've never done it. I made suitable stops out of 1/8” aluminum that worked fine but...
09-12-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 141,028
Posted By rhm

Oh, just save shipping cost (x2) and do the crazy...

Oh, just save shipping cost (x2) and do the crazy thing. The technique is pretty simple (I can explain if you want). :thumb:
Replies: 37
Views: 2,225
Posted By rhm

Most of my long distance riding is now on tires...

Most of my long distance riding is now on tires 40mm or wider, running at relatively low pressure. I've done 600, 1000, and 1200 km rides on 53 mm tires.

Whether they really are as fast as other...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,150
Posted By rhm

Doh! I came close to making that mistake a couple...

Doh! I came close to making that mistake a couple months ago but something told me I'd gone wrong and I went back. Whew!

A couple years ago we had a rider who rode a loop backwards-- it was a 600...
09-09-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By rhm

Same here. All shifting done with the right...

Same here. All shifting done with the right hand.



That's why I now have one bar end shifter (on the right side, for the rear derailleur) and one downtube shifter (on the right side, for the...
Replies: 35
Views: 2,875
Posted By rhm

Thanks, yeah, you're kinda putting it in context...

Thanks, yeah, you're kinda putting it in context for me. Both LOL and M&C had headwinds galore, in case you've forgotten! And neither one was quite flat... damn close, but but quite flat.
Forum: Commuting
09-05-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,612
Views: 49,421
Posted By rhm

Really nice this morning. Dry, cool, no traffic,...

Really nice this morning. Dry, cool, no traffic, saw a couple deer standing around.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,378
Posted By rhm

Hmm... . Seems to me women's tennis has been in...

Hmm... . Seems to me women's tennis has been in the news since I was a kid, and the only one I remember denigrating it was Bobby Riggs.

Who's denigrating the woman who did PBP on fixed gear?
Replies: 11
Views: 1,378
Posted By rhm

Well yeah, before about 1930 just about everyone...

Well yeah, before about 1930 just about everyone was riding a single speed bike, many of them fixed. I don't know how many women did PBP back then but I think it safe guess that there were a few who...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By rhm

Dried mango with chili sounds like a pretty...

Dried mango with chili sounds like a pretty bizarre idea, but it's great. I get it at Trader Joe's. The spicyness really hits the spot, well, sometimes anyway.

I really like black licorice....
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By rhm

Hmm! I wonder if there's interest in an Audax...

Hmm! I wonder if there's interest in an Audax event in the Mid-Atlantic region!

With PBP Audax, I wonder how big it is, whether the experience compares to the PBP Randonneurs, and so on.
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By rhm

PBP Audax

On the RUSA website is a brief history of the PBP. It's a pretty good introduction to the subject. I've read it more than once.

Among other things, it mentions a PBP Audax, that is, a group ride....
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,068
Posted By rhm

My commute bikes all have headlights and...

My commute bikes all have headlights and taillights always on, and reflectors. I wear a helmet with mirror attached. I wear reflective ankle bands and usually a reflective vest or jacket.

And of...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,612
Views: 49,421
Posted By rhm

Nice here too, almost cold in the morning, almost...

Nice here too, almost cold in the morning, almost hot in the afternoon.

I saw this little guy, who didn't have such a good...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,766
Posted By rhm

To my eye a bike isn't complete without fenders,...

To my eye a bike isn't complete without fenders, dynamo hub, lights, and a front rack. These things are always nice to have, and sometimes essential. I realize this is a function of the kind of...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,180
Posted By rhm

I did not; but it was a pretty public place in...

I did not; but it was a pretty public place in Manhattan, around 6:15 AM. If someone got hit, they'd been taken away hours earlier. No, I think someone must have dropped this. It didn't occur to...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,180
Posted By rhm

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190827_225757511_39b425223eee58f1df5cef6279dd22e6e4d0c989.jpg
I found this the other day. I think it's part of a rather nice...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,498
Posted By rhm

Good for you! How many did you sell? I could...

Good for you! How many did you sell? I could create a lot of space in my garage if I had that kind of fortitude.
08-29-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 141,028
Posted By rhm

Oh I sure would... But for the fact that I think...

Oh I sure would... But for the fact that I think I gave them to gugie. Sorry! But I bet he doesn't need them.
Replies: 35
Views: 2,875
Posted By rhm

Well sure, I understand that just by being in...

Well sure, I understand that just by being in France PBP is going to be pretty different from what I'm used to. Add to that the large number of riders etc, it's gotta be a unique experience.

I did...
08-29-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,793
Posted By rhm

Yeah, a lot of people like brifters. If you're...

Yeah, a lot of people like brifters. If you're one of them, they're hard to beat.

I, personally, can't stand them. They allow me to form bad habits and, before long, pain.
Replies: 35
Views: 2,875
Posted By rhm

So, it's kinda like a mashup of a grand randonnee...

So, it's kinda like a mashup of a grand randonnee and RAGBRAI, with some aspects of an obstacle course thrown in?
08-29-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By rhm

No, that change was made in the early 50's, like...

No, that change was made in the early 50's, like 1953 or something.

But whatever the details, there were a number of changes over the years as mentioned above, such as the move to a plastic oil...
08-29-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By rhm

To my eye, it doesn't look like a German bicycle....

To my eye, it doesn't look like a German bicycle. Stylistically, it looks like an American balloon tire bike from the 50's-60's.

That's not to say it wasn't made in Germany, but that it wasn't...
Replies: 35
Views: 2,875
Posted By rhm

So. How is PBP different from other 1200k's?

I've done two 1200k rides... both last year, both in the eastern USA, both well supported. Very different rides, to be sure, different terrain, different people, different strategies, &c.

So I...
Replies: 34
Views: 3,927
Posted By rhm

That's too bad, an opportunity missed! But as I...

That's too bad, an opportunity missed! But as I understand it, the 1200k version of LOL, with a limited field, has been approved for 2020. I don't suppose Pete will be working on the details just...
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