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09-21-21, 05:18 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Cool! Enjoy your relaxation time! The FW is...

Cool! Enjoy your relaxation time!

The FW is fine. It was the first thing I examined closely because that's what often wears fastest, so says BF occasionally. But, as you would probably know (but...
09-20-21, 05:38 AM
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Views: 715
Posted By jimmuller

I see what you are saying, or rather hear what...

I see what you are saying, or rather hear what you are saying, or more accurately, see what you were typing, but thook has it right. That proximity is merely an optical illusion, or rather optical...
09-19-21, 04:31 PM
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Views: 715
Posted By jimmuller

No, the other chain ("timing chain" in tandem...

No, the other chain ("timing chain" in tandem parlance) and those rings are okay because I replaced them not so long ago. The freewheel is good because I replaced it no long ago with one Pastor Bob...
09-19-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 715
Posted By jimmuller

It's great when people gang up to tell you...

It's great when people gang up to tell you everything that is wrong.:)

Yes, the big ring teeth are hammered. The middle ring teeth are hammered pretty badly too. And the chain is badly stretched....
09-19-21, 05:53 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Ah, yes. Skipping teeth when we pushed hard. (The...

Ah, yes. Skipping teeth when we pushed hard. (The Rear Admiral didn't like that.) We didn't have to push very hard and it was getting worse. I measured the chain. 12 inches covered just a bit more...
09-19-21, 05:05 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Does this look worn to you?

I haven't been doing much bike work lately, nor even much riding or visiting BF. I've been out a few times this summer and we have taken the tandem out a few times. Been having trouble with the...
Forum: Northeast
09-06-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9,481
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Posted By jimmuller

I tool my older Gazelle Champion Mondial out for...

I tool my older Gazelle Champion Mondial out for an easy 28.9 miles today.

https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Orange.jpg

I had lunch at Heart Pond, Chelmsford. The beach was closed as per an...
09-06-21, 02:55 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Warm donuts. Breakfast sandwiches. Life is good,...

Warm donuts. Breakfast sandwiches. Life is good, isn't it?

I did manage to take the older and definitely orange Gazelle Champion Mondial out for a spin today. Ended up with 28.8 miles. We plan to...
09-06-21, 04:25 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Hey, I've been to Vernon Hills! I worked for a...

Hey, I've been to Vernon Hills! I worked for a company based in Vernon Hills, went to an engineering planning meeting at company HQ once. The tallest hill in Vernon Hills is where one of the roads...
09-05-21, 03:21 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

These last few weeks have been to hectic to deal...

These last few weeks have been to hectic to deal with any bicycle stuff. So finally we managed to take the tandem out today. It was not a great effort. Oh, we made the effort but event conspired...
08-31-21, 07:08 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Hi, Prowler. Thank you for your concern but I...

Hi, Prowler. Thank you for your concern but I assure you we are just fine. I did not include decimals in that report because I'm running low. (It has been said that you'll never run out of numbers...
08-30-21, 12:40 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Too many good pics to stare at here. No time to...

Too many good pics to stare at here. No time to stare. er, I mean, no time to spare to stare.

We took the tandem out on Sunday. Cool, overcast. It started raining lightly after about 15 miles....
08-16-21, 05:34 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

As usual there be lots of good pics of good...

As usual there be lots of good pics of good rides.

We took the tandem out yesterday, tried out a few new roads (which I discovered on my solo ride last weekend), ended up with 29.3 miles. The...
08-07-21, 11:13 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

It seems like nearly a month since my last ride....

It seems like nearly a month since my last ride. Maybe that's because my last ride was July 11. So today I got out early, left the house on the Masi at 7:30 to beat the predicted heat and humdidity....
07-18-21, 12:16 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I've been putting Stans in Veloflex tires with...

I've been putting Stans in Veloflex tires with latex tubes for several years now and have had no problem. The only would-not-fix problem I've had was a hole it would seal but not be able to hold the...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9,481
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Posted By jimmuller

I too know where that is. Never ridden it but...

I too know where that is. Never ridden it but walked through there many times.
Forum: Northeast
07-18-21, 12:06 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Wishing you the best and a speedy recovery.

Wishing you the best and a speedy recovery.
07-14-21, 05:04 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Thank you for the reply. :thumb:

Thank you for the reply. :thumb:
07-11-21, 02:00 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

After prompting by my sweetie I took the Masi out...

After prompting by my sweetie I took the Masi out for a spin this morning. I decided to try a new road. I had no idea where it went except its general direction. It's hard to go wrong around here...
07-11-21, 01:12 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

In preparation for today's ride I mounted a new,...

In preparation for today's ride I mounted a new, well actually newly-repaired by Tire Alert, Veloflex Criterium on the rear of my Masi last night. The tire had been prepped already but that was over...
07-11-21, 12:55 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Pair of nice Peugeots there. I've always like...

Pair of nice Peugeots there. I've always like the diagonal stripes graphics. It looks nice on dark gray.
07-05-21, 01:23 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Looking forward to the pics!

Looking forward to the pics!
07-05-21, 12:45 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I can't keep up it with all the great rides! ...

I can't keep up it with all the great rides!

We took ye ole vintage tandem out for 32 miles today, mostly roads we've done many times but in a different order. We started early. Most people seemed...
Forum: Northeast
06-30-21, 05:09 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Gropius House had port-a-potty(s)? It's a...

Gropius House had port-a-potty(s)? It's a private residence, isn't it?
Forum: Northeast
06-29-21, 09:39 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Well, yes but the faucet in Concord Center is on...

Well, yes but the faucet in Concord Center is on so refills are possible. My problem wasn't the empty water bottle but the empty snack larder.


Don't know about Lexington but the restrooms at...
06-29-21, 05:38 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Sorry, Brent. The TA I have is a nutted spindle...

Sorry, Brent. The TA I have is a nutted spindle which measures 127mm shoulder to shoulder, i.e. not counting the threads. It was intended for the tandem, IIRC.
06-28-21, 02:39 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I have a small collection of spindles, one of...

I have a small collection of spindles, one of which is TA IIRC. I can check but I make no promises, no promises at all.
Forum: Northeast
06-28-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9,481
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Posted By jimmuller

Not today, but yesterday. I rode the PF10 34.45...

Not today, but yesterday. I rode the PF10 34.45 miles Waltham to Carlisle and back. Yes, it was hot.
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride6.27.2021/SnackStop.jpg

I am always grateful for the...
06-27-21, 11:47 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

:thumb: I could have used some breakfast...

:thumb: I could have used some breakfast sandwiches!
06-27-21, 11:46 AM
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Views: 269
Posted By jimmuller

Tired neck muscles

This past spring I started experiencing tired neck muscles after riding maybe an hour or so. That's a new experience for me. Some background - I'm 72, i.e. personally Classic&Vintage. All of my bikes...
06-27-21, 11:24 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

With a predicted heat index approaching 100degF I...

With a predicted heat index approaching 100degF I was foolish enough to take the PF10 out for a spin this morning. The idea was to put down some quick miles before the temperature and humidity got...
06-20-21, 12:50 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Wow, great stuff here, great riding. northbend,...

Wow, great stuff here, great riding. northbend, wonderful ride! Bianchigirll that is a fascinating Cornelo. How do you carry that lantern on that bike? :)

We took the tandem out for 33 miles...
06-19-21, 02:18 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Today I took the Tommasini out for a spin. As...

Today I took the Tommasini out for a spin. As before, no grand and glorious vistas, but lots of bucolicity, or bucolicness, or something. A shade under 48 miles. It would have been more if I'd ridden...
06-18-21, 02:58 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Speaking of flat tires, which is what we do in...

Speaking of flat tires, which is what we do in this thread, my Bianchi has been putting in miles on only the trainer for the last year. Before that it was a commuting workhorse. A few months ago it...
06-17-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 28,815
Posted By jimmuller

Stronglight 104bis black chainring ...

Stronglight 104bis black chainring

https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/chainring.jpg

Simplex SJA222 on the same bike
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/SJA222.jpg

Campy Nuovo Record w/long...
06-16-21, 02:20 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

French bikes? MY first derailleur bike was and...

French bikes? MY first derailleur bike was and still is a '72 Peugeot UO8. For an inexpensive bike it just rides sweetly. Then decades later I picked up and rebuilt a Motobecane frame which is most...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-21, 02:12 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I've been away in Maine for a few weeks. Today I...

I've been away in Maine for a few weeks. Today I took the day off and rode instead of working. 44.78 miles, Bedford to Heart Pond in Chelmsford and back, all via circuitous routes of course. A...
06-16-21, 02:06 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I've been off BF for a while, busy then away on...

I've been off BF for a while, busy then away on vacation for two weeks. Today I rode instead of working. No grand and glorious vistas, but a nice bucolic ride, 44.78 miles through rural and rural-ish...
06-16-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,101
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Posted By jimmuller

I've been preferring tubulars ever since I...

I've been preferring tubulars ever since I started riding them four or five years ago. Today's ride, first in a while, was on this PF10. Originally a PFN10, so I was told, the N indicating it had...
05-15-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17,880
Views: 1,998,863
Posted By jimmuller

We've been stretching our tandem mileage. Today...

We've been stretching our tandem mileage. Today we did 38.75. We could have hit 40 but I skipped on little loop because traffic was getting heavy. A nice day to ride.
...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9,481
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Posted By jimmuller

I tried that once but I got wet and couldn't...

I tried that once but I got wet and couldn't breathe very well once the water got deep enough.:p

We took our tandem out again today. We're gradually increasing our mileage, did 38.75 miles today....
Forum: Northeast
05-14-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9,481
Views: 1,140,287
Posted By jimmuller

Wow, green bikes where blue bikes ought to be,...

Wow, green bikes where blue bikes ought to be, unknown work on bike paths, commuting through traffic anyway! Lots of stuff going on. I took today off work and went for a ride on the Masi. Had to...
05-14-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17,880
Views: 1,998,863
Posted By jimmuller

I took yet another Friday off from work and took...

I took yet another Friday off from work and took a bike ride. (What a great idea! A bike ride instead of work! Well, the company still owes me a few days from last year.) 28.55 miles on the Masi. Had...
05-11-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,588
Posted By jimmuller

More tube length to apply more blue paint.

More tube length to apply more blue paint.
Forum: Northeast
05-10-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9,481
Views: 1,140,287
Posted By jimmuller

Nice report. Looks like a good day! There...

Nice report. Looks like a good day!

There is a trick to negotiating stairs. Most people stand beside the bike, pick it up, and try to walk up or down stairs (remembering to pick up the bike so...
05-10-21, 10:28 AM
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Views: 1,998,863
Posted By jimmuller

As far as I know there haven't been many reports...

As far as I know there haven't been many reports of chicken rustlin' over the last few years.
05-09-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17,880
Views: 1,998,863
Posted By jimmuller

We took the tandem out for a spin, ended up with...

We took the tandem out for a spin, ended up with 31.55 miles. Maximum speed 27.2mph! We had some tailwind. Lots of traffic; rt 4 heading up toward Chelmsford was crazy. Still, the weather made up for...
05-07-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 228,425
Posted By jimmuller

To my backside and legs sewups are smoother and...

To my backside and legs sewups are smoother and easier rolling, but what do I know?

You have the spare concept down pat.

+1 on tire sealant. The first time I had a puncture with one it sold me....
Forum: Northeast
05-07-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9,481
Views: 1,140,287
Posted By jimmuller

I took another day off work today and rode the...

I took another day off work today and rode the Motobecane for 27.8 miles. The usual haunts.

The river is up, which isn't surprising after all the rain we've had lately....
05-07-21, 01:13 PM
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Views: 1,998,863
Posted By jimmuller

You guys are killing me with all the travelogue...

You guys are killing me with all the travelogue pics!
I took another day off work and rode the Motobecane for what DeLorme Street Atlas tells me is 27.8 miles. I could've sworn it was more like...
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