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05-15-22, 02:05 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

This one gave me some road rash earlier this...

This one gave me some road rash earlier this week, at 0 mph yet. Tried to pull my foot out after coming to a stop but the toe clip had other ideas....
05-15-22, 12:58 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

More awesome ride reports here! We took the...

More awesome ride reports here!

We took the tandem out for 28.5 miles today on roads we've ridden many times, When we've ridden as much as we have it's hard to find roads we haven't experienced...
05-10-22, 03:29 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Wow, lots of interesting ridin' goin' on here! ...

Wow, lots of interesting ridin' goin' on here!

I took some time away from work again today, easy to do when one is working from home. Got in 17.9 windy miles through the usual northwestern...
05-06-22, 11:43 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

It's good to see that some of you are getting...

It's good to see that some of you are getting out. DQRider I hope you get back to your full self real soon.

My riding has been sharply curtailed since I'm not commuting to work regularly. But I...
04-21-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,714
Posted By jimmuller

Hi, Scott. Good to see your name pop here! ...

Hi, Scott. Good to see your name pop here!

Sharon and I have ridden the Nashua River RT quite a few times. It isn't too far from us. We have always started in Ayer but I expect that you start...
04-18-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By jimmuller

T.W.O., prowler, great pics. Thank you all for...

T.W.O., prowler, great pics. Thank you all for participating.
Todd, I used to ride part of the Blackstone River RT every day when I was commuting to Rhode Island. Also Sharon and I once did it with...
04-17-22, 02:32 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Happy birthday, nlerner! A bunch of us rode...

Happy birthday, nlerner!

A bunch of us rode the CCRT yesterday, 22 miles each way, Dennis to Wellfleet. It was great, but windy!

Check out the CCRT thread for more pics. Here's a sample.
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04-17-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,714
Posted By jimmuller

We did it all yesterday! All 22 miles Dennis to...

We did it all yesterday! All 22 miles Dennis to Wellfleet, then all 22 back again! it was a great trip

Just to to prove that it actually happened, here are some pics.

At the start. L to R: Jim...
04-15-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,714
Posted By jimmuller

Scott, sorry you can't make it. We plan to be...

Scott, sorry you can't make it. We plan to be there unless something untoward occurs, heaven forbid. ADguy, T.W.O., we don't know you yet but we are looking forward to meeting you! We heard from...
04-11-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,714
Posted By jimmuller

Ayup. I once asked a park ranger at the...

Ayup.

I once asked a park ranger at the Buttrick House (the site of the Colonial commanders that day back in 1775, it is up there on the hill on the other side of the river) about Emerson's poem....
04-10-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,714
Posted By jimmuller

We took the tandem out for our first ride of the...

We took the tandem out for our first ride of the year! Did about 30 miles, so we are ready for the CCRT! Sharon is already gathering ingredients for the oatmeal cookies, all natural, gluten-free,...
03-31-22, 10:15 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

I always ride my bike in the kitchen. And...

I always ride my bike in the kitchen. And backwards.
03-19-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,714
Posted By jimmuller

Saturday April 16. Sharon and I are planning to...

Saturday April 16. Sharon and I are planning to be there with the tandem. We haven't ridden in a while, and I've just been riding indoors. So we won't be going fast.

I assume we intend to start...
01-17-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,278
Posted By jimmuller

Hmm. If you believe Jobst Brandt's The Bicycle...

Hmm. If you believe Jobst Brandt's The Bicycle Wheel that make no sense. But don't listen to me. I'm just an old-time rider who has built almost all the wheels on my current fleet, even the...
Forum: Northeast
11-27-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,218,440
Posted By jimmuller

Thank you for the kind words, gentlemen. Mike,...

Thank you for the kind words, gentlemen.
Mike, we recall that ride fondly, despite the weather that day!
11-26-21, 06:31 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

We took the tandem tandem out for 25 miles on...

We took the tandem tandem out for 25 miles on Thanksgiving Day.
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/TDayRide.jpg

All the leaves are brown [all the leaves are brown] and the sky is gray [and the sky...
Forum: Northeast
11-26-21, 06:27 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

25 miles on Thanksgiving Day. ...

25 miles on Thanksgiving Day.
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/TDayRide.jpg
11-22-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18,856
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Posted By jimmuller

Good story, good ending. I had a quick link give...

Good story, good ending. I had a quick link give out on a ride once. I was 30 miles from the car on my way out for an intended 75 mile ride. I never did find the missing half of the quick link. No...
11-22-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18,856
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Posted By jimmuller

I wish it were that simple. When covid hit I...

I wish it were that simple. When covid hit I stopped going to my office. Before that my daily commute had been 35 miles round trip. So I set up a trainer indoors. That make it too easy. But...
11-20-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 53,401
Posted By jimmuller

Ooh, you've been busy. Nice work there! You...

Ooh, you've been busy. Nice work there!

You have plans for the derailleurs and crank that were on it before?
11-17-21, 05:25 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Don't be ashamed. I've been riding indoors...

Don't be ashamed. I've been riding indoors (mostly).
11-11-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 954,273
Posted By jimmuller

Nice Peugeot. Yes, Simplex did make stem...

Nice Peugeot. Yes, Simplex did make stem shifters. My UO8 came with them. I replaced them about a year after I bought it. That was about 1973, I think.

I've posted this before and elsewhere, but...
11-11-21, 03:31 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I went for a spin today, about 30 miles along...

I went for a spin today, about 30 miles along hills and valleys I've ridden many times, and a few I've ridden rarely. Today's machine of choice was the Peugeot PF10, nee PFN10 but now wearing...
11-09-21, 04:34 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

My sweetie and I took the tandem out for a...

My sweetie and I took the tandem out for a morning run, 32 miles. Plenty of sunshine, cool air, minimal traffic.

The big spiders are out at Fern's General Store. Also a new vintage truck....
11-03-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 32,745
Posted By jimmuller

Wow. I bet the CPSC would love that one now! The...

Wow. I bet the CPSC would love that one now! The warning label printers and the lawyers would be solvent for years.

Lately I haven't been spending much money. Last year we spent money on this...
11-03-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 32,745
Posted By jimmuller

Okay, I have to ask. Is that cannons made of...

Okay, I have to ask. Is that cannons made of antique cast iron carbide or antique cannons made of cast iron carbide, or antique cannons made of cast iron which somehow use carbide? And where does...
10-30-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 273,110
Posted By jimmuller

I once tried the sanding-wheel-on-a-drill...

I once tried the sanding-wheel-on-a-drill approach like that using a steel wire brush. It did absotively posilutely nothing to the dried red whateveritwas on the wheel.
10-29-21, 10:41 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

There are a few words which might have made the...

There are a few words which might have made the job easier, but in your line of work you are probably out of practice.:troll:
10-28-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,825
Posted By jimmuller

Hi, SJX426. Thanks for the note. It so happens...

Hi, SJX426. Thanks for the note. It so happens that there is an appendix to the story, or at least I think there is.

This fall we had been having trouble with the chain skipping on the tandem's...
10-21-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By jimmuller

https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride10.21.2021/N...

https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride10.21.2021/NewFW.jpg
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride10.21.2021/NewFW1.jpg
10-21-21, 05:45 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Nice pics, nice food! Since my sweetie and I...

Nice pics, nice food!

Since my sweetie and I couldn't make Top's CCRT ride a few weeks ago we did out own today. I took today off work and we did the Dennis/Wellfleet/Dennis run. It took more than...
10-19-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By jimmuller

Well, I'm not afraid to admit I was in error. ...

Well, I'm not afraid to admit I was in error. Several of you suggested that I might need a new FW after replacing a severely stretched chain. You were right. I had examined the FW but not...
09-21-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
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
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
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
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
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: 31
Views: 1,468
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
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
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
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
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: 10,019
Views: 1,218,440
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
Replies: 18,856
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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
Replies: 18,856
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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
Replies: 18,856
Views: 2,309,495
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
Replies: 18,856
Views: 2,309,495
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
Replies: 18,856
Views: 2,309,495
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
Replies: 18,856
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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
Replies: 18,856
Views: 2,309,495
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
Replies: 2,321
Views: 273,110
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: 10,019
Views: 1,218,440
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
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,218,440
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
Replies: 2,321
Views: 273,110
Posted By jimmuller

Thank you for the reply. :thumb:

Thank you for the reply. :thumb:
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