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Forum: Northeast
11-20-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 86,391
Posted By noglider

I've shipped bikes by Greyhound. Prices are very...

I've shipped bikes by Greyhound. Prices are very low, but you have to crate the bike, and you have to drop off and pick up at a Greyhound depot.
11-19-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7,863
Views: 878,232
Posted By noglider

I do understand! I imagine there's a place like...

I do understand! I imagine there's a place like Campmor every X miles. It's like REI or whatever, but it's really good. If you don't have a place like it, add it to your list of sites to see when you...
11-17-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,783
Posted By noglider

I was trained to set bikes up the way Italian...

I was trained to set bikes up the way Italian racers did. My boss was persnickety. So am I by nature, and I try to beat back that tendency.

A couple of years ago, I was setting up a bike for...
11-17-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7,863
Views: 878,232
Posted By noglider

ascherer, that's funny. I definitely have my...

ascherer, that's funny. I definitely have my Imelda Marcos moments, too. Being an obsessive counter, I noticed I have more shoes than my spouse does. (It may no longer be true.) Today I glanced in my...
11-17-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,451
Posted By noglider

I'm also just reading this. I haven't looked at...

I'm also just reading this. I haven't looked at bikeforums much lately. I'm very sorry to learn the news. He was an impressive machinist and a friendly guy, that's for sure. Once I whined about my...
11-17-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 563
Posted By noglider

That's fine and fair, Tourist in MSN. We all have...

That's fine and fair, Tourist in MSN. We all have our reasons and motivations.
11-15-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5,648
Views: 631,330
Posted By noglider

JaccoW that's super cool. Keep showing us, and...

JaccoW that's super cool. Keep showing us, and tell us how it works when you can.
11-15-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,863
Views: 878,232
Posted By noglider

This thread is over ten years old and still...

This thread is over ten years old and still entertaining.
11-15-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7,863
Views: 878,232
Posted By noglider

ascherer, so you have a pair of shoes dedicated...

ascherer, so you have a pair of shoes dedicated to just one bike of yours? How do you find them? I rode slotted cleats back in the early 1980s. I rode them daily but still found them scary. I left...
11-15-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 563
Posted By noglider

The USB rechargeable lights are much more...

The USB rechargeable lights are much more convenient to charge, and as others point out, they work much better. I'm not happy that I usually have to replace the entire light when the battery dies,...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,139
Posted By noglider

Your view of it is fairly accurate, but it's...

Your view of it is fairly accurate, but it's worse than you depict it. The more parents drive, the more danger there is on the road.

In observing people's behavior, I try not to be judgmental....
11-05-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 784
Posted By noglider

Wow! In some ways, it’s a very good idea. But...

Wow! In some ways, it’s a very good idea. But they should not blame retailers. There is a risk that comes with leaving standards behind.

Am I correct that your model has two drum brakes? I guess...
11-05-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 307
Posted By noglider

Trial and error can work if you have a stockpile...

Trial and error can work if you have a stockpile of BBs or spindles. I do, because I’m obsessive. If you don’t, you can tell us if yours ends up being too long, and we all can see if we have a...
Forum: Northeast
10-24-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 86,391
Posted By noglider

I donít have the frame youíre looking for, but I...

I donít have the frame youíre looking for, but I suggest you state what size yours is and supply a picture.
Forum: Commuting
09-08-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,437
Posted By noglider

Agreed. I had just started to commute on one of...

Agreed. I had just started to commute on one of them after not using them for 30 years. Then someone got killed. I stopped. I am a daring cyclist, and I ride in places others would not dare. But I do...
09-08-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5,648
Views: 631,330
Posted By noglider

When you rebuilt the wheel, you used a spoke...

When you rebuilt the wheel, you used a spoke wrench, right? A screwdriver doesn't give you enough leverage to turn nipples unless the nipples are very loose.
Forum: Commuting
09-07-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,437
Posted By noglider

My vision is a bit radical. I think there should...

My vision is a bit radical. I think there should be classes of vehicles (and I'll use that word to apply to two-wheel conveyances though that's not the legal definition in NY State), and above a...
09-01-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,776
Posted By noglider

Different teams have different ways of starting....

Different teams have different ways of starting. We use the same as yours, Carbonfiberboy. I get on and straddle the bike and hold it up. She gets on the saddle and positions the cranks for me. Even...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,437
Posted By noglider

I hope it passes, too. It's a really good idea.

I hope it passes, too. It's a really good idea.
09-01-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,776
Posted By noglider

Well, soon after replying here on August 20, my...

Well, soon after replying here on August 20, my spouse and I took a ride on our tandem for the first time all year. We have both been riding a lot less this year unfortunately. It was hard,...
09-01-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By noglider

Iawestrr, what are you hoping to do? Don't do...

Iawestrr, what are you hoping to do? Don't do this if you want to fuel a dispute you've been having.
09-01-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 27,449
Posted By noglider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk
08-21-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,298
Posted By noglider

nlerner makes a good point about how you could...

nlerner makes a good point about how you could get weird handling with an upright bar. I can't figure out why it happens only sometimes. But front end handling is a black art, and Raleigh is known...
08-21-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By noglider

I make shims with self-fusing silicone tape....

I make shims with self-fusing silicone tape. They're quite durable.
Forum: Commuting
08-21-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By noglider

I think turn signals are overrated for bicycling....

I think turn signals are overrated for bicycling. I use them when I think there is someone who cannot figure out what I'm doing and they are likely to respond to my signal. The problem with the...
08-21-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5,394
Views: 569,061
Posted By noglider

How about a ~1980 Peugeot AO-18? It has 27"...

How about a ~1980 Peugeot AO-18? It has 27" wheels, and I could slip in my 650b wheels to see if they fit. My tires are 38mm tires and estimate the clearance for 42mm tires.

Photos...
08-21-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,776
Posted By noglider

Yup. I don't know if I usually ride it with...

Yup. I don't know if I usually ride it with locked elbows as seen in the picture. We were just playing around going up and down the road and taking pictures. That's why we're not wearing helmets...
08-20-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,600
Posted By noglider

You use the word "like" in a way that is...

You use the word "like" in a way that is unfamiliar to me.

I was a shop mechanic from 1978 through 1984. I worked on many of these bikes. The cranksets and headsets were pretty annoying. The...
08-20-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,776
Posted By noglider

As always, Carbonfiberboy, you have lots of...

As always, Carbonfiberboy, you have lots of useful and generous advice.

I upgraded the drivetrain. It was 3x7. I used a new rear hub, rear derailleur, and 11-speed cassette. The new trigger...
08-20-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 464,756
Posted By noglider

oneclick, really nice work. What is the length...

oneclick, really nice work. What is the length of the top tube?
08-20-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 312,548
Posted By noglider

branko_76, as I think you know, the bead seat...

branko_76, as I think you know, the bead seat diameter (BSD) of a rim and tire does not have leeway. Your tire's BSD must match your rim's BSD.

Switching from 700c or 27" wheels to 650b can often...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 121,256
Posted By noglider

I've been riding Citi Bike for quite a few years,...

I've been riding Citi Bike for quite a few years, and while I think the bikes are the right bikes for the job, I found them to be unpleasant to ride.

Well recently, taking Citi Bike has started to...
08-20-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By noglider

I sold and fixed many of these in 1978-1980. They...

I sold and fixed many of these in 1978-1980. They were not great. The 3-speed hub was not durable, and parts are not available.

But if you like it, please enjoy it. I list the negative traits not...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,139
Posted By noglider

If you are active with one of those Ontario...

If you are active with one of those Ontario organizations, you may want to connect with or learn from Families for Safe Streets (https://www.familiesforsafestreets.org/) here in the US.

I've been...
08-20-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5,648
Views: 631,330
Posted By noglider

We've seen your projects, George. You'll do more...

We've seen your projects, George. You'll do more than just get it ridable. :)
08-20-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,422
Posted By noglider

Also gorgeous but a big disappointment. I toured...

Also gorgeous but a big disappointment. I toured for three months with one of these. It did the job, but it didn't make shifting as easy as it could have been. Then I installed it on my kid's bike,...
08-20-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 631
Posted By noglider

:lol: Americans spell it "vise," while in other...

:lol:
Americans spell it "vise," while in other countries, it's "vice." I have no idea why.
08-20-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,776
Posted By noglider

I got us a tandem in hopes it would equalize us....

I got us a tandem in hopes it would equalize us. I thought that since my spouse has less strength and stamina, we would be able to go for longer rides. Well, it does equalize us, but not by...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,139
Posted By noglider

NYC government just had a big fight with the...

NYC government just had a big fight with the state and won. It may now operate the speed cameras 24 hours a day, seven days a week, not just when school is in session. The DOT says it will saves...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,139
Posted By noglider

Yes, I've made that point to some people. The...

Yes, I've made that point to some people. The problem is that "everyone knows" how dangerous cycling is, so there's no convincing those people.
08-18-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,199
Posted By noglider

Are you guys making these graphics here and now?...

Are you guys making these graphics here and now? It's so easy to impress me.
08-18-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,043
Posted By noglider

I like the gloves that Korina likes. They're...

I like the gloves that Korina likes. They're inexpensive and comfortable. Funny how some of us like crocheted backs better than the new styles. One reason for me is that my hands seem to sweat a lot,...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,139
Posted By noglider

I read an amazing statistic: Out of all the kids...

I read an amazing statistic: Out of all the kids who walk to school or ride a bike to school AND get hit by cars, half of them are hit by parents driving their kids to school. So these parents think...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By noglider

1 km = 0.62 miles. Yes I sometimes take a...

1 km = 0.62 miles.

Yes I sometimes take a longer route, especially when it's safer and more peaceful.
07-23-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5,648
Views: 631,330
Posted By noglider

My daughter normally takes a Walmart bike to...

My daughter normally takes a Walmart bike to Burning Man, but she's fed up with those bikes. She always knew they were junk. I went with her to buy this bike on craigslist. Today I fixed it up for...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,374
Posted By noglider

Or you just haven't discovered the advantages of...

Or you just haven't discovered the advantages of fenders. I rode for years without them and heard they help, but I didn't believe the difference was significant. I would get wet and dirty. I...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By noglider

No problem with mine. It might be the original...

No problem with mine. It might be the original type. It's a good commuting saddle for me.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 41,694
Posted By noglider

I own 8 old bikes and no new bikes. They work for...

I own 8 old bikes and no new bikes. They work for me.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By noglider

I used ankle gaiters on a cold rainy day with a...

I used ankle gaiters on a cold rainy day with a long ride. They were terrific. They were a lot looser than those shown above. They wrap around the foot and ankle and fasten with velcro.

If the...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By noglider

Nearly any oil is nearly good enough. Each oil...

Nearly any oil is nearly good enough. Each oil has its intrinsic replacement interval with the more viscous ones needing less frequent replacement.
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