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07-01-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 18,857
Posted By noglider

Both new and old pictures of multi-colored bikes...

Both new and old pictures of multi-colored bikes are welcome. Happy July.
06-30-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,310
Posted By noglider

Nwvlvtnr, are you missing bolts that go between...

Nwvlvtnr, are you missing bolts that go between your chainrings? Better get them in there ASAP.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15,583
Views: 11,938,216
Posted By noglider

It's not the most often-chosen thing, but it is...

It's not the most often-chosen thing, but it is very sensible. Components are well understood, and they're compatible with many other components. Steel is durable, easy to work with, well understood,...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15,583
Views: 11,938,216
Posted By noglider

Great pictures, folks. And I see an increase in...

Great pictures, folks. And I see an increase in dynamo lights! Don't you just love them?
Forum: Commuting
06-24-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By noglider

You made me chuckle. I don't remember popcorn in...

You made me chuckle. I don't remember popcorn in the subways, and no, we don't have it now.

I lived in the city from 1961 through 1987 and then again from 2013 to now.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,007
Posted By noglider

This is my finding, too, with city riding, except...

This is my finding, too, with city riding, except that the absence of a headwind helps, as does having a tailwind. In other words, there may not be much you can do.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,490
Posted By noglider

I strongly recommend you find a way to hang your...

I strongly recommend you find a way to hang your clothes properly. You might find a "data closet" where people rarely go. It might even have good circulation.

My recent summer commuting routine...
06-24-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,224
Posted By noglider

I find bib shorts to be much more comfortable...

I find bib shorts to be much more comfortable than regular cycling shorts that have the elastic waistband. Elastic waistbands are often too tight on me, and they give me stomach aches. I usually ride...
06-24-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 361,647
Posted By noglider

It is indeed. I ride the Hudson River Greenway in...

It is indeed. I ride the Hudson River Greenway in Manhattan and there are some parents who travel with their kids this way. I see them so often that it can mislead me into believing it's a big trend,...
06-24-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By noglider

I'm pretty sure they work off AC. Of course the...

I'm pretty sure they work off AC. Of course the light might rectify it so it is effectively DC, but it definitely tolerates AC. I believe most dynamo lights will tolerate DC but perhaps not all. I've...
06-24-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By noglider

I think it's up to the individual to decide what...

I think it's up to the individual to decide what they need. I mean of course this should go without saying, yet people here are saying other things.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,631
Posted By noglider

Hi @giant doofus, Russ on the Path Less Pedaled...

Hi @giant doofus, Russ on the Path Less Pedaled youtube channel just reviewed this bar. Are you still using and liking it? I’ve decided my mustache bars are not for me, and I need to think of what is...
06-01-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 29,864
Posted By noglider

Hello everyone. I invite you to post pictures of...

Hello everyone. I invite you to post pictures of your silver or chrome bikes (again).
05-18-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,071
Posted By noglider

Yes, my Raleigh International is from 1974. We...

Yes, my Raleigh International is from 1974. We compared our frames, and the chain stays on yours are longer. But yours are not tapered, so with the extra length, you might not be able to fit wider...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By noglider

cyccommute points out that the glue in the Rema...

cyccommute points out that the glue in the Rema patch kit is best. I agree, though I haven’t been able to find that cement in a can, so I use the car stuff from the auto parts store. It’s about 95%...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,936
Posted By noglider

Sure, no saddle can be good for everyone. Weíre...

Sure, no saddle can be good for everyone. Weíre all different shapes, sizes, types of riders, etc. But I give credit to Brooks for making saddles that many do like and that offer a lot of durability....
Forum: Commuting
04-24-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,936
Posted By noglider

Ya know... That's what I said in 2009 when I...

Ya know...

That's what I said in 2009 when I saw people on the 'net talking about their love for Brooks saddles. I had had a B17 and maybe a Pro in the past, but I wasn't using either anymore....
Forum: Commuting
04-24-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,341
Posted By noglider

I've been meaning to put mud flaps on for years....

I've been meaning to put mud flaps on for years. I guess I'll do it one of these years. I do like fenders.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By noglider

79pmooney makes a good point about having two...

79pmooney makes a good point about having two tubes. I might start doing that.

I carry one tube and a patch kit. Of course, I carry a pump and tire levers, too, plus some other tools.

I'm good...
04-21-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 34,451
Posted By noglider

I use the smidsy weave on my bike a lot for many...

I use the smidsy weave on my bike a lot for many reasons. I use it to show pedestrians in crosswalks that I am actually going to yield to them, which they don't expect in New York City. I think the...
04-12-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 741
Posted By noglider

The advertising for the Avocet saddles was very...

The advertising for the Avocet saddles was very successful. We sold a ton of those saddles in 1979 and 1980. I wonder why the design doesn’t live on?

Another fun anecdote: in about 1982, a man...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 37,102
Posted By noglider

gaucho777, this January, I started tutoring 3rd...

gaucho777, this January, I started tutoring 3rd graders in their school three days a week and 7th graders remotely. Being there in person is the best. The kids and I love each other. I love the 7th...
04-11-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 741
Posted By noglider

Yup, Ofmega, and back in 1981 or so, I thought it...

Yup, Ofmega, and back in 1981 or so, I thought it was the ultimate crank, because what couldn't it do? I've never had one.

I remember when Brandt wrote on Usenet about the design of the computer....
04-11-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,712
Posted By noglider

We do not require bikes here to be classic or...

We do not require bikes here to be classic or vintage.
Forum: Commuting
04-10-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 37,102
Posted By noglider

gaucho777, what do you teach? My lifelong dream...

gaucho777, what do you teach? My lifelong dream to become a teacher will be fulfilled in September. I'll be a special needs teacher in middle or high school.
04-01-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,226
Posted By noglider

If you disable endless scrolling, jumping to the...

If you disable endless scrolling, jumping to the bottom of a thread is easy. I recommend it to everyone, and I don't know why it's not the default.
04-01-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,712
Posted By noglider

Happy spring, everyone. Have you got any pictures...

Happy spring, everyone. Have you got any pictures of green bicycles?
03-23-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,046
Posted By noglider

Andy, thank you for tagging me. JGLeas, I...

Andy, thank you for tagging me.
JGLeas, I agree that Larry's shop is great for old bikes even though you may not see a lot there when you visit. Larry is in his 80s and has been a bike mechanic...
03-18-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,088
Posted By noglider

I happen to like the plugs that came on Schwinn...

I happen to like the plugs that came on Schwinn Varsitys. They had crow-foot type legs. They went in when you wanted them to, they didn't fall out, and they came out when you wanted them to.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,271
Posted By noglider

No, there are other factors. I was inclined to...

No, there are other factors. I was inclined to agree with the original poster, but now I see there are sometimes good reasons for using a front blinky at night. And there are sometimes very bad...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,465
Posted By noglider

I agree that we may not be able to help, because...

I agree that we may not be able to help, because comfort is so personal. I hate riding in jeans, even for a short distance, because they squeeze me. I don't even like other trousers on the bike. If I...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By noglider

The best commute in the US is definitely not in...

The best commute in the US is definitely not in New York City. I'm amazed that so many of us do it. It's like doing battle. Sometimes it energizes me, and sometimes it makes me livid. Well, there are...
03-06-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,726
Posted By noglider

I have been a shop mechanic many times over many...

I have been a shop mechanic many times over many years. Most of the build posts I see here indicate to me that most of here in C&V are competent. I'm no longer fast at most bike jobs but there are a...
03-04-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 55,738
Posted By noglider

Aha, so if the insert is steel, it's a type 3?...

Aha, so if the insert is steel, it's a type 3? Maybe I'll call it quits if that turns out to be the case. Thanks bikeaddiction1.
03-04-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 55,738
Posted By noglider

I think the fork in my Viscount is the type 2 but...

I think the fork in my Viscount is the type 2 but it might be type 3. I think I'm ready to replace it to make sure it doesn't kill me. Where can I get an inexpensive fork that works well on this bike?
03-04-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,310
Posted By noglider

You might be able to clean those Carlton hoods...

You might be able to clean those Carlton hoods with a magic eraser. I buy them under a generic name from Amazon.
03-04-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 582,867
Posted By noglider

Yes that's true, too.

Yes that's true, too.
03-04-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 582,867
Posted By noglider

ascherer, the heads of the Jubilee's nuts and...

ascherer, the heads of the Jubilee's nuts and bolts are a little soft. Use a fixed wrench, not an adjustable wrench. They tend to round off.
03-04-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By noglider

The problem went away quickly for me. I have no...

The problem went away quickly for me. I have no explanation.
03-04-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By noglider

I use a collarbone-mounted headset. This way, my...

I use a collarbone-mounted headset. This way, my ears are not blocked. Monster Boomerang...
03-01-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 31,610
Posted By noglider

Once again, it’s March. Have you got any new...

Once again, it’s March. Have you got any new brown or gold bikes? Or have you got any old brown or gold bikes?
Forum: Commuting
02-27-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,864
Posted By noglider

Wow, thatís pretty advanced. I donít think we...

Wow, thatís pretty advanced. I donít think we have much of that tech on the roads in New York or New Jersey. New York seems to have a lower budget for roads than other states for some reason. I would...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,312
Posted By noglider

Man, that hurts. Here’s hoping nothing like that...

Man, that hurts. Here’s hoping nothing like that happens again.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,864
Posted By noglider

Only people in western states ask this. For us in...

Only people in western states ask this. For us in the east, we don’t think long before doing what we need, the law be damned.
02-25-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By noglider

If upgrading would increase riding or enjoyment,...

If upgrading would increase riding or enjoyment, then do it. This bike is not an investment you make to reap a financial return on.

I've done resto-mods on most of my bikes. I like old frames and...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,312
Posted By noglider

The original shutdown for Pandemic started on...

The original shutdown for Pandemic started on March 12, 2020.

On February 1, 2022, I started commuting to classes and work again. I'm so happy. It's so good for my health.
02-23-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 47,709
Posted By noglider

1971 Raleigh Pro Track ...

1971 Raleigh Pro Track

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Forum: Commuting
02-01-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By noglider

None currently. Have you used any, and how did...

None currently. Have you used any, and how did they work out?
02-01-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 582,867
Posted By noglider

As always, I like your tools and your approaches....

As always, I like your tools and your approaches.

Some bike wheel builders do use boiled linseed oil. There's a facebook group called Bicycle Wheelbuilders Group, and some discuss that. I think...
02-01-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 47,709
Posted By noglider

I love your bike. And these threads have no...

I love your bike. And these threads have no rules. I don't enforce anything such as color or age.

What crank and derailleurs are we looking at?
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