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11-19-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7,863
Views: 878,422
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: 5,798
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: 878,422
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: 4,452
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...
11-15-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,137
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: 878,422
Posted By noglider

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

This thread is over ten years old and still entertaining.
11-05-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 786
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: 308
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: Commuting
09-08-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,445
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: 5,656
Views: 632,137
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: 2,445
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, 07:49 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 27,464
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: 1,300
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...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
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, 09:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
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, 09:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,800
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 312,607
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...
08-20-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 339
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...
08-20-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,137
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: 2,425
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.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,140
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, 04:05 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: 1,140
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: 1,171
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: 5,656
Views: 632,137
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
07-17-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By noglider

I'm happy for you. I've worked mostly in...

I'm happy for you.

I've worked mostly in offices. In my last office job, I had a private office. I kept spare clothes at work in case I needed them. I never showered. If I was really sweaty, while...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
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: 35
Views: 2,237
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.
06-24-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,088
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,...
05-18-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,175
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,158
Posted By noglider

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

Sure, no saddle can be good for everyone. Were 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, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,846
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: 36,295
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: 933
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: 178
Views: 41,711
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...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 41,711
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.
03-23-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
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...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,549
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...
03-06-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,036
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, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,137
Posted By noglider

Yes that's true, too.

Yes that's true, too.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,623
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.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 9,847
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: 50,317
Posted By noglider

1971 Raleigh Pro Track ...

1971 Raleigh Pro Track

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02-01-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 50,317
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?
Forum: Commuting
02-01-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 9,847
Posted By noglider

Yesterday was rough. The streets in NYC are still...

Yesterday was rough. The streets in NYC are still filled with slush from a recent snowfall. The city has stated its commitment to clearing the bike lanes, and it is trying out those little Bobcat...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By noglider

If you ride in wet and icy conditions and you've...

If you ride in wet and icy conditions and you've never fallen, I'm tempted to say you don't ride hard enough. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Commuting
01-25-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,109
Posted By noglider

One of the best values in food in NYC lately...

One of the best values in food in NYC lately comes from these pushcarts, especially those selling halal food. We call them the halal carts. "Halal" is Arabic for "permitted" and halal food for...
12-30-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By noglider

I asked about the Farina recently. Thanks for...

I asked about the Farina recently. Thanks for looking into this. Now we know.
Forum: Commuting
12-15-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,938
Posted By noglider

I'm already more cold- and wet-tolerant than most...

I'm already more cold- and wet-tolerant than most New Yorkers. But not nearly as good as Minnesotans. I get cold after others do, but I do get cold.

Wool clothing helps a lot. I have a rule for...
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