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Posted By rhm

I haven't ridden a brevet of any length with a...

I haven't ridden a brevet of any length with a Rohloff hub, but I had one on my tandem for a few years and did some long hot rides around New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. When it...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-21, 10:51 AM
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Posted By rhm

It depends on your riding position. If the...

It depends on your riding position. If the handlebar is about the same height as the seat, a B17 'standard' should be about right. If the handlebar is lower, get a narrower saddle (Brooks...
07-20-21, 05:02 PM
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Posted By rhm

'Thumbs up' makes a whole line of tube patching...

'Thumbs up' makes a whole line of tube patching products and my experience with them has been good. Rema is better, but I'm find with the generic Chinese stuff. The glue definitely gets thicker as...
07-20-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By rhm

Thanks for the photos! Interesting frame. ...

Thanks for the photos!

Interesting frame. It's certainly from the 50's or earlier. I am not familiar with the Dayton line of bikes, so cannot comment on whether it's a Dayton, but it is not...
07-20-21, 01:47 PM
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Views: 368
Posted By rhm

I'm sure it's been tightened. Leather stretches,...

I'm sure it's been tightened. Leather stretches, sometimes a lot, sometimes not a lot. It looks to me like your saddle has stretched an inch or so.

The real problem, I think, is that someone beat...
07-20-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By rhm

Yes, that is true. To make the claw-fixing-nut do...

Yes, that is true. To make the claw-fixing-nut do the job, a little work with a file is required (which will lead to rust issues). You also have to drill out the threads on one side. So the real...
07-20-21, 11:43 AM
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Posted By rhm

Just the brake bosses. Before I had mine powder...

Just the brake bosses. Before I had mine powder coated I seriously considered all the options you mention. I decided, in the end, that there were no modifications to the frame that would really make...
07-20-21, 11:32 AM
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Views: 245
Posted By rhm

I too think it likely that GB made the bar in the...

I too think it likely that GB made the bar in the photo, based mainly on the similarity you show.

Whether that means the bike is a Dayton, I don't know. It's certainly one place to start. What's...
07-20-21, 10:48 AM
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Posted By rhm

Dunlop Special Lightweight rims, as has already...

Dunlop Special Lightweight rims, as has already been mentioned, are definitely worth saving. They were made from the late 30's until the early 60's, usually in either 32 or 40 H drillings. The chrome...
07-20-21, 10:42 AM
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Posted By rhm

The bolt that attaches a cheap derailleur to the...

The bolt that attaches a cheap derailleur to the stamped dropout on a low end bike threads into a strangely shaped nut on the inner side of the dropout. Those strangely shaped nuts are useful for...
07-20-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By rhm

Sorry, but that's not going to work. The nose...

Sorry, but that's not going to work. The nose assembly is designed so that the bolt does not turn. There is a groove machined into the side of the bolt on both sides, so the bolt is approximately...
07-19-21, 08:59 PM
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Views: 1,561
Posted By rhm

I have an '82 and I would gladly swap it for an...

I have an '82 and I would gladly swap it for an '84. I would have bought an '84 if they were available when I got mine, but (alas) in the spring of 1983 you could get an '82 but the '84's were not...
07-19-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rhm

The nuts they used on this nose hardware, when it...

The nuts they used on this nose hardware, when it was first designed, were octagonal; and each facet of the nut had a hole drilled through so you could use a pin of the right size as a wrench. Alas...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By rhm

It makes a big difference, both because there's...

It makes a big difference, both because there's light where you want it, and because there isn't light where you don't want it. The more light you make, the more your eyes adjust to it, so less light...
07-10-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By rhm

You can get a 33t ring on a 110mm bcd crank? I...

You can get a 33t ring on a 110mm bcd crank? I thought the minimum was 34t!

But a set of triple bolts should do it for you. They usually come with spacers for the little ring. In fact if you can...
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Posted By rhm

I'm sure you could have decent cleats 3D printed...

I'm sure you could have decent cleats 3D printed for less than $300. Having someone design them in a solid modelling program might be expensive, but then I'd guess you could have ten pairs made in...
07-01-21, 01:06 PM
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Posted By rhm

What's the bike? Raleigh BB cups are 26 tpi,...

What's the bike? Raleigh BB cups are 26 tpi, other English BB threads are the standard 24 tpi. They are not cross-compatible. Raleigh BB's are also a bit wider than usual, or at least many of them. ...
06-29-21, 09:56 AM
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Posted By rhm

I don't have any experience with the Chuck Harris...

I don't have any experience with the Chuck Harris mirror. I had an excellent mirror of this type that I got in 1980 or so; the mirror was a lucite disc with a groove machined into the edge, and the...
06-29-21, 08:54 AM
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Posted By rhm

True, but rules is rules, and a lot of us post...

True, but rules is rules, and a lot of us post complete nonsense sometimes, or posts with almost nothing in them (such as what I'm doing here). I appreciate that that's not your style... but if you...
06-27-21, 12:28 PM
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Views: 1,656
Posted By rhm

You don't need an excuse to buy a sawzall. Cash...

You don't need an excuse to buy a sawzall. Cash or credit card is all it takes.
06-27-21, 12:01 PM
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Posted By rhm

Rumor says she went back to Germany? Does Rumor...

Rumor says she went back to Germany? Does Rumor explain why her sign was in French?

IF fans are allowed to hold up stupid signs (regardless of language), and get this close to the route, and they...
06-27-21, 10:51 AM
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Posted By rhm

I don't know how I'd build it as is... but after...

I don't know how I'd build it as is... but after a bit if Gugifacazione followed by a nice thick powdercoat (to hide the dreadfull lugwork) I might have some ideas for you.
06-23-21, 06:47 AM
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Posted By rhm

DKK, yes, I agree. That ring isn't going to work...

DKK, yes, I agree. That ring isn't going to work for you. Bummer.

oneclick, I like that idea, I will try it.
06-23-21, 06:13 AM
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Views: 316
Posted By rhm

Yeah, that's what I'm worried about. Could it be...

Yeah, that's what I'm worried about. Could it be this ring wasn't made for a crank with an 86 mm bcd spider? it sounds like it should mount with shoulder bolts threaded into holes in the arms of a...
06-23-21, 05:58 AM
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Posted By rhm

Well, sure, I cannot disagree. If OP has a drill...

Well, sure, I cannot disagree. If OP has a drill press and a 10 mm bit, then that is the way to go. With that in mind, ideally the ring should have a 10 mm hole, enlarged to 12 mm about halfway...
06-23-21, 05:03 AM
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Posted By rhm

Those little 86 bcd rings have become quite...

Those little 86 bcd rings have become quite scarce in the last couple years! Not long ago I could always find one on eBay; now not so much. It sounds like your 28t ring was made to be the third...
06-22-21, 06:05 PM
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Posted By rhm

Seems to me there is a plastic washer in some LCD...

Seems to me there is a plastic washer in some LCD Suntour or Shimano stem shifters that we used to save, when bikes were scrapped, because they fit Campy shifters. Or is that just my imagination...
06-21-21, 07:20 PM
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Posted By rhm

I always liked those Suntour fd's as well. ...

I always liked those Suntour fd's as well.

Your SuperCourse is the later model, a bit racier than the ubiquitous early 70s one. I think the frame angles are steeper... or is that just my...
06-21-21, 01:11 PM
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Posted By rhm

Yes: avoid them! :lol: Okay, seriously,...

Yes: avoid them! :lol:

Okay, seriously, this depends on how sensitive you are to things like rolling resistance, suppleness, &c, all of which are subtle. I had RTP tires on two road bikes,...
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Posted By rhm

Whenever I've had trouble on a brevet, it was...

Whenever I've had trouble on a brevet, it was because of mistakes I made right at the beginning of the ride. Not having matched my clothing to the weather, for example, or pretending I'm stronger...
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Posted By rhm

That should be fun. Most of my brevets have been...

That should be fun. Most of my brevets have been in Eastern PA and/or NJ, but I've done two in Western NY (well, technically, the same one, twice) and I really like the way Pete runs a brevet.
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Posted By rhm

Looks like she did! :beer: Just passed the...

Looks like she did! :beer:

Just passed the 1000th mile.
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Posted By rhm

Thanks! I found it; it's public. I'm a big...

Thanks! I found it; it's public. I'm a big De'Anna fan, not so thrilled about Facebook.
06-11-21, 09:39 AM
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Posted By rhm

Ha, that's funny. It's the dude's hair, in long...

Ha, that's funny. It's the dude's hair, in long braids stuck under his armpits, that bugs me. No, on double take, i guess he's got a back pack on or something... but at first glance it looks like a...
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Posted By rhm

Ah, thanks, that is what I was expecting. I...

Ah, thanks, that is what I was expecting.

I guess I have to go on Facebook.
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Posted By rhm

All true. It's getting near 24 hours now,...

All true. It's getting near 24 hours now, though, since the spot died, which was on a climb not long after starting the day. She may have ridden 200 miles since then. At any rate she should be...
06-10-21, 07:39 PM
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Posted By rhm

My latest phone has proved more water resistant...

My latest phone has proved more water resistant than previous ones, but perhaps I'm being more careful. That said, the touch screen is totally useless in the rain. I had a catastrophic mechanical...
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Posted By rhm

I'm finding it frustrating, to watch a dot on the...

I'm finding it frustrating, to watch a dot on the screen that hasn't updated in over ten hours! Spot tracker fail?
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Posted By rhm

Well, yeah, that would be frustrating! Not that...

Well, yeah, that would be frustrating! Not that anything like that would ever happen to De'Anna, knock on wood.
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Posted By rhm

Thanks for posting this! I'm not...

Thanks for posting this!

I'm not randonneuring this season because I just can't spare the time. Following De'Anna's dot on the screen is the most exciting thing on my computer now, so every now...
06-07-21, 05:18 AM
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Posted By rhm

My pleasure.

My pleasure.
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Posted By rhm

Zoom!

Okay, I know this is a crazy idea and it will doubtless earn me ridicule and rebuke, if not actual banishment. But I haven't been riding much and I'm thinking about it more and more. So...

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06-05-21, 03:31 PM
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Posted By rhm

I don't care, but if we have a poll on this I...

I don't care, but if we have a poll on this I suggest it have more than two choices:

_____ noooo


_____ yes


__X__ abstain
06-05-21, 02:07 PM
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Posted By rhm

That bike is on Vashon Island, Washington. Next?

That bike is on Vashon Island, Washington. Next?
06-04-21, 06:32 PM
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Posted By rhm

http://www.bikecleveland.org/wp-content/uploads/20...

http://www.bikecleveland.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/seuss.jpg

I thought there was a bicycle in The Cat in the Hat, but Google isn't showing it. There's a bicycle in One Fish Two Fish, but...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By rhm

These are pretty good: ...

These are pretty good:

https://velo-orange.com/collections/fenders/products/vo-fluted-63mm-fenders-700c

They are made for 700c wheels, but it is easy to change the curve to fit a smaller wheel....
06-02-21, 08:38 PM
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Posted By rhm

Nah, you made the right call. When my...

Nah, you made the right call.

When my daughter was in maybe fifth grade she was having a snack after school when we had a thunderstorm and then the sun came out. We looked out the back door and...
06-02-21, 07:30 PM
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Views: 7,888
Posted By rhm

Oh, sorry! I actually posted that before I saw...

Oh, sorry! I actually posted that before I saw your message from a half minute earlier, so my remark was really just out-of-contest snarkiness.

That said, I think of C&V as the place where stuff...
06-02-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 217
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Posted By rhm

Thanks, uh, you shouldn't've?

Thanks, uh, you shouldn't've?
05-29-21, 03:10 PM
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Views: 2,513
Posted By rhm

L to R: (unidentified woman), Dan, Rudi, Tom,...

L to R: (unidentified woman), Dan, Rudi, Tom, "Father" Andrew, Brian.
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