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Forum: Commuting
09-08-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
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: 5,383
Views: 611,757
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: 26
Views: 1,981
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: 46
Views: 1,545
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: 26
Views: 1,981
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: 46
Views: 1,545
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: 598
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: 213
Views: 26,822
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: 1,162
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: 358
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: 656
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: 5,229
Views: 555,681
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: 46
Views: 1,545
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: 39
Views: 1,236
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: 46
Views: 1,545
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: 2,137
Views: 460,397
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: 308,587
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: 865
Views: 120,194
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: 302
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: 26
Views: 674
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: 5,383
Views: 611,757
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: 2,311
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: 593
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: 46
Views: 1,545
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: 26
Views: 674
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: 26
Views: 674
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: 43
Views: 1,440
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: 953
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: 26
Views: 674
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: 997
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: 5,383
Views: 611,757
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: 5,263
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: 681
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: 40,575
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: 550
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: 760
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.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
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...
07-17-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By noglider

Well done. What tires?

Well done. What tires?
07-01-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,157
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: 353
Views: 16,826
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: 15,588
Views: 11,984,588
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: 15,588
Views: 11,984,588
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: 990
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: 36
Views: 2,099
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: 41
Views: 2,200
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: 1,386
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: 1,856
Views: 383,145
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: 442
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: 622
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: 16,274
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...
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