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09-20-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By noglider

Or maybe I would reword that: more than enough is...

Or maybe I would reword that: more than enough is too much. Sometimes more is better, but EVEN MORE is not necessarily EVEN BETTER.

I get annoyed by the argument "hey you noticed me so it works,...
09-20-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By noglider

And it has limited applicability.

And it has limited applicability.
09-20-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By noglider

Android or iphone? I've heard a lot of Android...

Android or iphone? I've heard a lot of Android phones have bluetooth problems that only show up in some cases.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,521
Posted By noglider

Of course, I haven't tried every single model of...

Of course, I haven't tried every single model of fenders, but I haven't found any I don't like. Really.

I took joy today while riding in light rain and running through lots of puddles without a...
09-01-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,073
Posted By noglider

It's yellow bike month again. I don't own a...

It's yellow bike month again. I don't own a yellow bike, but I can show one. I shot this in 2018 after I fixed it up at the bike coop in Brooklyn (https://bikecoop.nyc/) where I was volunteering. The...
08-11-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 321,883
Posted By noglider

My guess is that none of those taillights will be...

My guess is that none of those taillights will be good.
08-11-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,772
Posted By noglider

Fantastic! So much thought and work went into...

Fantastic! So much thought and work went into this.
08-09-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,823
Posted By noglider

Jon, have you looked into Amazon Web Hosting...

Jon, have you looked into Amazon Web Hosting (AWS)? Not sure if they're in your price range.
08-09-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By noglider

It's been a while since I was a novice wheel...

It's been a while since I was a novice wheel builder, so maybe I don't know what they're capable of. But I don't think expensive tools gets you a better wheel. I just think it gets you a wheel...
08-09-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By noglider

My guess is that you'll be happy with any of the...

My guess is that you'll be happy with any of the models you've listed. Those are good companies, and they probably use high quality batteries. Your budget, whatever it is, looks sufficiently high.
08-09-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,192
Posted By noglider

I built up a lightweight bike for myself once. I...

I built up a lightweight bike for myself once. I started with a Cannondale Caad7 frame, a carbon fork, Ultegra 3x9 drivetrain, and some rather lightweight Rolf Sestriere wheels. It was about 19 or 20...
08-09-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By noglider

What leads you to say this? The minimum...

What leads you to say this? The minimum investment is a spoke wrench.
08-06-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,532
Posted By noglider

Yeah so these are for your kids, huh? Good...

Yeah so these are for your kids, huh? Good thinking. I know someone else here who knew his kids would not switch on their own lights so he got them dynamo lights. But dynamo tail lights are not as...
08-06-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By noglider

Thanks for telling us about Ciclavia. ...

Thanks for telling us about Ciclavia. (https://www.ciclavia.org/about)I hadn't heard of it. There's a link for everyone else.

A distant relative lives in Colombia, and I'm watching her facebook...
08-06-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By noglider

Very nice. Thanks! I'm pretty well committed...

Very nice. Thanks!

I'm pretty well committed to Quad Lock mounts, and they're expensive. They now have wireless charging mounts, and that's very attractive, but it will be a while before I'm...
08-02-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,532
Posted By noglider

One small downside of automatic lights is that...

One small downside of automatic lights is that they light up in the car when your bike is in the car. Years ago I had some automatic spoke lights and I was carrying my bike in my car. They flashed...
08-02-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By noglider

Maybe somewhere in Colombia? I hear cycling is...

Maybe somewhere in Colombia? I hear cycling is taking a big uptick there, and it was already big, I believe. How's your Spanish?

Sometimes you don't need cycling infrastructure as much as decent...
08-01-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 19,840
Posted By noglider

Happy August, purple bike owners. Got pictures,...

Happy August, purple bike owners. Got pictures, new or old?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,409
Posted By noglider

Right. Sometimes they are not less expensive. In...

Right. Sometimes they are not less expensive. In that case, the brand is a tossup. I really don't find differences in quality, though I'll buy a name brand. These new Chinese copies with weird names...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,000
Posted By noglider

I know I towed about 120 lbs of paving stones...

I know I towed about 120 lbs of paving stones once. There was a mild hill. I think I once towed about 180 lbs without any hills.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,409
Posted By noglider

Right, but I haven't seen a compelling reason to...

Right, but I haven't seen a compelling reason to spend $50 on a chain. To quote Bartleby the Scrivener, I would prefer not to.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,409
Posted By noglider

In theory, higher end chains are made from harder...

In theory, higher end chains are made from harder steel. All things being equal, harder steel lasts longer. But it just might be the case that conditions vary more widely than the hardness so the...
07-29-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,560
Posted By noglider

If you want a bike to enable you to keep up with...

If you want a bike to enable you to keep up with the cool kids, it should be as light as possible, and Fahrenheit531 is right that a modern bike should be lighter than 20 lbs. I went on a ride where...
07-29-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By noglider

Darn, I just bought one for my iphone 8. Well...

Darn, I just bought one for my iphone 8. Well thank you, on behalf of whoever receives these!
07-29-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,532
Posted By noglider

These lights look good! Are they bright? I agree...

These lights look good! Are they bright? I agree that dynamo lights are not impressively bright. Also, I suspect there is an advantage to blinking lights. On my bikes that have dynamo lights, I run a...
07-26-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By noglider

Chargers and cables go bad. Isolate the problem...

Chargers and cables go bad. Isolate the problem by swapping in known-working things. I have tons of wall chargers and cables and see them going bad fairly often.
07-25-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,805
Posted By noglider

I finally shot some pictures from behind bars. We...

I finally shot some pictures from behind bars. We have a lot of tree-canopy-covered roads here in New York State's Hudson River Valley which are a delight.

...
07-20-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By noglider

I'm glad to see he's back in business! I bought...

I'm glad to see he's back in business! I bought one of his wheels in 2014, and it is flawless. I prefer to build my own wheels, but I couldn't do it this cheaply.
07-15-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By noglider

Building a wheel with a dynamo hub is a tiny,...

Building a wheel with a dynamo hub is a tiny, tiny bit more difficult than with a normal hub, only because it's heavier. Sometimes I hold the whole wheel up by one spoke, and I have to support the...
07-15-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By noglider

I haven't tried wireless charging yet. I don't...

I haven't tried wireless charging yet. I don't understand what the advantage is. Can someone explain it?
07-15-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 268,335
Posted By noglider

I started it as a joke, but I'm glad for it now.

I started it as a joke, but I'm glad for it now.
07-15-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By noglider

Or moving your cleats forward. My podiatrist...

Or moving your cleats forward. My podiatrist cured 90% of my severe foot pain by telling me to move my cleats BACK, and now most of my bikes have toe overlap. And the overlap really doesn't bother...
07-15-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,805
Posted By noglider

Hmm, this is a perspective I haven't thought of...

Hmm, this is a perspective I haven't thought of using. I'll use it soon.
07-14-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,974
Posted By noglider

Do you mean in quality or quantity? In quality,...

Do you mean in quality or quantity? In quality, without a doubt, and likely in quantity, too, at least in our markets.
07-12-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,933
Posted By noglider

I don't generally like mergers and acquisitions....

I don't generally like mergers and acquisitions. I don't think they improve things for most people. So I shrugged upon seeing this news. In the Italian article, it says the aim is to double revenue....
07-12-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,974
Posted By noglider

I've had bikes from five of the countries listed....

I've had bikes from five of the countries listed. I've liked them all. I guess I just like bikes.
07-12-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,279
Posted By noglider

Ass-o-meters are hard to come by, so it's hard to...

Ass-o-meters are hard to come by, so it's hard to predict what saddle you will like. If your friend recommends one in particular, the recommendation is valuable only if your asses have the same...
07-12-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,541
Posted By noglider

I try not to take professional sports too...

I try not to take professional sports too seriously because it appears like **** or slavery to me. Merckx said flat-out that he raced to support his family. I've been fortunate that I have not had to...
07-12-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By noglider

My spouse has the Eyc headlight. I don't...

My spouse has the Eyc headlight. I don't understand how it works so well, but it's very bright, and the beam pattern is fantastic.
07-12-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,414
Posted By noglider

I use my phone with ridewithgps. It's not...

I use my phone with ridewithgps. It's not perfect, but neither is anything else. I connect my phone to an external battery and tell my screen to stay on. I bought an expensive mount and case for the...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By noglider

I do use one. I recently converted from a...

I do use one. I recently converted from a backpack. They both have pluses and minuses. Overall, I think the messenger bag is more convenient but less comfortable.
07-12-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,486
Views: 858,436
Posted By noglider

That PY10 is amazing. It looks a lot like a bike...

That PY10 is amazing. It looks a lot like a bike I had when it was made.
07-12-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,260
Views: 415,925
Posted By noglider

That would be lacing all spokes to holes on one...

That would be lacing all spokes to holes on one side of the rim. I don't know if that's good or bad.
07-08-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,197
Posted By noglider

Where is the data stored? There doesn't seem to...

Where is the data stored? There doesn't seem to be a way to sync or transfer it to ridewithgps, unless I'm wrong. I'm pretty loyal to that platform for now.
07-06-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,484
Posted By noglider

Please let us know how you end up using it and...

Please let us know how you end up using it and how it works out.
07-06-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 458,968
Posted By noglider

bikemig, you and I have very similar tastes.

bikemig, you and I have very similar tastes.
07-04-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,759
Posted By noglider

BFisher, you're very lucky. Someone here on...

BFisher, you're very lucky.

Someone here on BF said -- and therefore it must be true -- that the enclosed chainguard brought the bike's weight above a certain point such that it kicked in import...
07-04-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,061
Posted By noglider

Thanks for all this. I'm with you so far. ...

Thanks for all this. I'm with you so far.

I'm under the impression that the new stuff doesn't ground to the frame intentionally but might accidentally so that would be one reason you have to keep...
07-02-21, 01:57 PM
07-02-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,061
Posted By noglider

Bottle or hub dynamo, I found neither mystifying...

Bottle or hub dynamo, I found neither mystifying to hook up. The concept of polarity on an A/C circuit is a little confusing to me, but there are only so many combinations to try, and I eventually...
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