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08-02-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 545
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...
07-29-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,315
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...
07-15-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 255,375
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.
07-12-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,319
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, 02:53 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,672
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, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 758
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...
07-06-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 434,463
Posted By noglider

bikemig, you and I have very similar tastes.

bikemig, you and I have very similar tastes.
07-02-21, 01:57 PM
07-01-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7,199
Views: 698,597
Posted By noglider

You'll be back. This is the holistic section of...

You'll be back. This is the holistic section of bikeforums where we talk about everything related and unrelated.
06-25-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,895
Posted By noglider

Wait, what? That's what we do here. I just did it...

Wait, what? That's what we do here. I just did it to my 1971 frame.
06-25-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7,199
Views: 698,597
Posted By noglider

Actually, there is this thread...

Actually, there is this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/508535-your-most-recent-cycling-related-purchase-667.html#post22104249), but I don't like it as much, perhaps because I can't...
06-24-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,425
Posted By noglider

It's a very handsome bike, shaping up well.

It's a very handsome bike, shaping up well.
06-16-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 888
Posted By noglider

prj71, perhaps you need to look at a shaped beam...

prj71, perhaps you need to look at a shaped beam to see what it's like. If it's sideways or upside down, it's extremely ineffective. And I'm not asking how I can eliminate the mount I already have...
06-15-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,684
Posted By noglider

I started working as a shop mechanic in my senior...

I started working as a shop mechanic in my senior year in high school, 1978. I worked as a mechanic and salesman in summers of 1978, 1979, and 1980. Then I started working 12 months a year as a...
06-15-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,895
Posted By noglider

I've been gently whispering "you need an e-bike"...

I've been gently whispering "you need an e-bike" to my spouse but not in those words. I want to make it a very soft sell. A few weeks ago she unknowingly got on a Cit-E-bike (my name) and said when...
06-15-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,200
Posted By noglider

There are NO FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENCES between small...

There are NO FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENCES between small and large flange hubs. Large flange hubs are small compared to the size of the wheel, and the differences between what we call small and large are...
06-15-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,199
Views: 698,597
Posted By noglider

(Speaking about the IRD/Holdsworth/Velo Orange...

(Speaking about the IRD/Holdsworth/Velo Orange crankset)

I like how it looks, classic and reminscent of Campagnolo Record and other cranks of that era. But the way it surprised me is that it feels...
06-15-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 888
Posted By noglider

That's all good stuff, rumrunn6. Thanks. I...

That's all good stuff, rumrunn6. Thanks. I especially like the Tubus gadget because I've seen racks I'd like to put on though my forks don't have bosses. I might use that gadget for adding a rack....
06-14-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 181,568
Posted By noglider

I say no to another subforum. More are not...

I say no to another subforum. More are not better. We have too many.
06-09-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,906
Posted By noglider

Right, here in C&V, virtually anything goes, and...

Right, here in C&V, virtually anything goes, and that includes modern bikes. We can't even decide what a modern bike is. To me, it's a bike of the brifter era!
06-09-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,906
Posted By noglider

I want to thank the moderators for working to be...

I want to thank the moderators for working to be responsive to us. I think you were a bit too quick to be a bit too responsive, if that's a criticism at all. And realizing that following the...
06-07-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,906
Posted By noglider

I appreciate the moderators thinking of us and...

I appreciate the moderators thinking of us and trying to make things better, but clearly the recent change is worse. And all this discussion doesn't help. Just put things back, please. It wasn't...
06-07-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By noglider

Congratulations. Life starts to get better.

Congratulations. Life starts to get better.
06-04-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By noglider

I say do it! I now have two bikes with dynamo...

I say do it! I now have two bikes with dynamo hubs.
05-23-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 253,945
Posted By noglider

GeoffroyFromLux, beautiful bike. The brake pad on...

GeoffroyFromLux, beautiful bike. The brake pad on the rear brake is misaligned. You better check that.
05-23-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7,199
Views: 698,597
Posted By noglider

Murray Missile, I love the Viscount outer ring. I...

Murray Missile, I love the Viscount outer ring. I have one on my street fixie bike, for the look of it. I wonder there aren't more made like it.
05-23-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 19,951
Posted By noglider

It looks very nice. The saddle is the best...

It looks very nice. The saddle is the best feature.
05-23-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,313
Posted By noglider

Very nice. We look forward to a ride report.

Very nice. We look forward to a ride report.
05-20-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,435
Posted By noglider

You just brought back memories for me. In 1980...

You just brought back memories for me. In 1980 and 1981, I was head mechanic at a shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on MIT campus. A frequent customer rode this bike. He was very tall and rather...
05-20-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 115,085
Posted By noglider

OK since I hadn't noticed that my tandem and my...

OK since I hadn't noticed that my tandem and my trailer come from the same company, I can now provide a picture of one towing the other.

...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,207
Posted By noglider

davei1980, how are your routine and chain?

davei1980, how are your routine and chain?
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 37,403
Posted By noglider

I subscribe to the trendy axiom which is to...

I subscribe to the trendy axiom which is to install the widest tires that fit easily.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,673
Posted By noglider

I had a 13.4-mile (one-way) commute. It was too...

I had a 13.4-mile (one-way) commute. It was too tiring to do every day. I did it two or three days a week. Some people are stronger or tougher or whatever, and yes, there are some who commute 20...
05-17-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,018
Posted By noglider

Bravo. If anyone could do it, it's you. How is...

Bravo. If anyone could do it, it's you. How is the fork?
05-17-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4,446
Views: 434,463
Posted By noglider

scozim, I love the look of that Bianchi.

scozim, I love the look of that Bianchi.
05-17-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,435
Posted By noglider

bikemig, it will be fine for you.

bikemig, it will be fine for you.
05-14-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,664
Posted By noglider

pcb, thanks for reminding us of all those facts....

pcb, thanks for reminding us of all those facts. You are quite right in all of what you say. Retrospect is unfair when we say, "Why didn't we invent the stuff we now have?" It forgets the process we...
05-12-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,004
Posted By noglider

Charles Wahl, that is quite a charming video.

Charles Wahl, that is quite a charming video.
05-12-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By noglider

As someone else pointed out in another thread...

As someone else pointed out in another thread months ago, a more powerful light can be more useful not because of the higher output but because the battery has greater capacity. Then you can run it...
05-11-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,118
Posted By noglider

speed sensor

I bought the two-pack from Amazon (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0822VP8YZ?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details) for Xoss speed/cadence sensors for only $39. Each sensor can act as a speed sensor or...
05-10-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7,199
Views: 698,597
Posted By noglider

I had been thinking about getting a speed sensor...

I had been thinking about getting a speed sensor for a long time. I've been using RideWithGPS on my phone for a few years, and the speed readout isn't very accurate. I increased the time period for...
05-09-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,018
Posted By noglider

This thread is fun. I'll keep reading it. ...

This thread is fun. I'll keep reading it.

Maybe the owner wished he had a Sports, hence the decals. We can only guess.
05-09-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,313
Posted By noglider

I love this.

I love this.
05-06-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,920
Posted By noglider

Beautiful bike and picture, steelbikeguy.

Beautiful bike and picture, steelbikeguy.
05-05-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,509
Posted By noglider

I've been using this pipe stanchion method for...

I've been using this pipe stanchion method for ages. I remember buying the pipe at Home Depot. I chose a pipe that was damaged on one end, figuring I'd save the store the cost of one pipe since no...
05-05-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,403
Posted By noglider

That stuff isn't crappy enough.

That stuff isn't crappy enough.
05-03-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,191
Posted By noglider

JaccoW, I installed a new 11-speed derailleur and...

JaccoW, I installed a new 11-speed derailleur and shifter on my tandem. The new derailleur design is pretty fantastic.
05-01-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,612
Posted By noglider

Oops.

Oops.
05-01-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,612
Posted By noglider

Are there any new (or old) silver or chrome bikes?

Are there any new (or old) silver or chrome bikes?
04-24-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,352
Posted By noglider

I'm not a fan of radially-spoked wheels.

I'm not a fan of radially-spoked wheels.
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