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08-01-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,410
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: 29
Views: 707
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: 18
Views: 481
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: 29
Views: 707
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: 29
Views: 707
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: 32
Views: 844
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: 122
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: 21
Views: 472
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: 199
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: 109
Views: 5,874
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.

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07-20-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
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: 14
Views: 755
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: 9
Views: 220
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: 2,442
Views: 255,255
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: 340
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: 109
Views: 5,874
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: 3,290
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: 1,450
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: 3,290
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: 1,082
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: 129
Views: 4,660
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: 22
Views: 519
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: 733
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: 337
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: 3,477
Views: 838,432
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: 4,118
Views: 392,628
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: 31
Views: 1,176
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: 1,119
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: 4,441
Views: 433,941
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: 5,422
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: 593
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: 593
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...
07-01-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7,199
Views: 698,157
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.
07-01-21, 06:53 AM
06-25-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,882
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: 698,157
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, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,013
Views: 615,967
Posted By noglider

Mad Honk, I know about how backs compress, but I...

Mad Honk, I know about how backs compress, but I didn't know our legs get shorter. How does that happen?
06-24-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,422
Posted By noglider

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

It's a very handsome bike, shaping up well.
06-24-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 388,348
Posted By noglider

eom if it doesn't have the Capella lugs, it could...

eom if it doesn't have the Capella lugs, it could be a 1974, and yes, it's a good one, especially now that the derailleurs are upgraded.
06-24-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By noglider

It's worth it for the brakes, fenders, and...

It's worth it for the brakes, fenders, and handlebars.
06-17-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,541
Posted By noglider

I love the stories and the pictures. I see Neal...

I love the stories and the pictures. I see Neal and I both use ankle bands on our socks when wearing shorts as an extra safety measure. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
06-16-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 886
Posted By noglider

prj71, thank you.

prj71, thank you.
06-16-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 886
Posted By noglider

Tourist in MSN, yes, on one bike, I have a...

Tourist in MSN, yes, on one bike, I have a special "nut" on my QR skewer that is big enough to mount a headlight. As you say, when it's that low, aiming it is tricky. I manage to get it to work, but...
06-16-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 886
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, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 886
Posted By noglider

Yes, the light in my pictures is a...

Yes, the light in my pictures is a German-law-compliant light with a very asymmetrical beam shape.
06-15-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,677
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: 4,882
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: 1,197
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, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By noglider

helmet camera for still pictures

Does a helmet camera for still pictures exist? I'd like to hit a button and take a picture of whatever my face is pointed towards.
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