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Forum: Commuting
04-21-24, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By noglider

Smaug1, no Shifter is a journalist, and the video...

Smaug1, no Shifter is a journalist, and the video channel is not his main gig.

Derailed, you have a clear plan, and I suppose that's the important thing. The rule I have for myself is that if...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-24, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By noglider

I like his videos, too, but I find it eerie that...

I like his videos, too, but I find it eerie that his city is so empty. Where are the people on foot and on bike? Perhaps he chooses places to film that are empty, but I don't know.
04-18-24, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,562
Views: 441,927
Posted By noglider

Aardwolf, that's outstanding. :lol:

Aardwolf, that's outstanding. :lol:
04-17-24, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By noglider

I'm a grumpy old man who likes wires, too. I also...

I'm a grumpy old man who likes wires, too. I also ride steel bikes. I do use bluetooth a lot, but it's not that reliable, at least here in Manhattan where there is a lot of interference. I even have...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-24, 06:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,228
Posted By noglider

My goodness, Amitoj. I'm sorry it happened, but...

My goodness, Amitoj. I'm sorry it happened, but I'm glad you're alive and able to ride.

Today's rides were pretty darned good. I had a moderate crosswind in the morning which felt like a headwind,...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-24, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By noglider

I suspect ScottCommutes is asking for...

I suspect ScottCommutes is asking for commiseration or something. I can offer it. I lived in New Jersey for 26 years. I had to drive to work most of that time, unfortunately. I can relate to the...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-24, 02:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,621
Posted By noglider

I get lazy or demotivated at times. A few months...

I get lazy or demotivated at times. A few months ago, I noticed how my health and happiness improve with increased bike commuting. It made me see that it's not just a fun indulgence, it's a...
04-16-24, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 106,021
Posted By noglider

"Honey, what are you up to?" "Reading...

"Honey, what are you up to?"

"Reading bikeforums for my daily dose of humor."
Forum: Commuting
04-16-24, 01:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,228
Posted By noglider

You're also one of the stylish-est commuters. (To...

You're also one of the stylish-est commuters. (To coin another word)
04-16-24, 01:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,865
Posted By noglider

Strawbunyan, I have said repeatedly that I...

Strawbunyan, I have said repeatedly that I dislike chain cleaning so much that I prefer to throw a chain away over cleaning it. Clearly, I broke my own rule this time, but it was because I had the...
04-15-24, 12:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,865
Posted By noglider

It's the grime. The finish might rub off but not...

It's the grime. The finish might rub off but not much. There is no avoiding the black grime. You can only minimize it.

A friend of mine is a bike lover and a car mechanic. He says his hands get...
04-14-24, 07:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,865
Posted By noglider

Colored chains turn to black within two days.

Colored chains turn to black within two days.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-24, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By noglider

Time for a funny story. You know those dreams...

Time for a funny story. You know those dreams people have of being naked in front of everyone?

I used to commute in street clothes most of them time but sometimes in cycling clothes. I kept...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-24, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By noglider

I suppose it's tricky for some. I learned to do...

I suppose it's tricky for some. I learned to do it on a Sturmey Archer when I was a kid. Right now, I can literally do it with my eyes closed. I do it by feel and sound.
04-14-24, 07:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,705
Posted By noglider

for serving hors d'oeuvres?

for serving hors d'oeuvres?
04-13-24, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 860
Posted By noglider

Glennfordx4, Sheri, I'm sorry to hear the news....

Glennfordx4, Sheri, I'm sorry to hear the news. Glenn and I had some nice, gentle correspondences. I could tell he was a very decent guy. I'm very grateful you told us about his passing. It's sad...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-24, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,302
Posted By noglider

I prefer to wear as little "waterproof" stuff as...

I prefer to wear as little "waterproof" stuff as possible since it tends to trap moisture inside. Of course there are times when it's necessary, but I prefer to get wet if it's not too cold. I might...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-24, 04:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,228
Posted By noglider

50 years, wow that's old! Oh snap, my bike...

50 years, wow that's old!

Oh snap, my bike is 50 years old! Exactly 50 years! :lol:
04-13-24, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,201
Posted By noglider

On Wednesday, I did a really good job cleaning...

On Wednesday, I did a really good job cleaning the drivetrain on my commuter bike. Then on Thursday I rode to work in the rain. Argh. My spouse is away for a few days so I took the liberty of...
04-10-24, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8,792
Views: 1,105,141
Posted By noglider

I got two of these valve core tools because (1) I...

I got two of these valve core tools because (1) I now carry a pump that has a hose that I have to screw on my valve and (2) some tubes now come with the core not very tight. Ugh. So now I carry this...
04-10-24, 06:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,865
Posted By noglider

:lol: Of course. The frame looks really...

:lol:

Of course.

The frame looks really nice, and so do the components. This will be good.
04-10-24, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By noglider

Yeah, it's a nice surprise and boost to the ego...

Yeah, it's a nice surprise and boost to the ego to realize you've been in a higher gear than you thought. It's happened to me.
Forum: Commuting
04-10-24, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By noglider

Going from driving to bike commuting, my food...

Going from driving to bike commuting, my food expenses went up, so it didn't seem like I was saving money on fuel. Of course, that's not the whole picture at all.
04-10-24, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,705
Posted By noglider

I like brass bells. I can ring it once from far...

I like brass bells. I can ring it once from far behind a pedestrian, and by the time I'm passing them, the bell is still resonating.

The tires on my commuter bike are tight, and I can't easily put...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-24, 03:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,228
Posted By noglider

I think I'm at one of the spectrum, the end where...

I think I'm at one of the spectrum, the end where people want nice tires and don't mind extra punctures. I hope this is just a streak of bad luck. I inflated the tube this morning, and it looks like...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-24, 09:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,228
Posted By noglider

Lovely weather today for riding a bike. I had a...

Lovely weather today for riding a bike. I had a tailwind going into work. As you know, that makes me happy.

Rat count: 3 (1 per ride), all of them dead. That's about average, I think. I see live...
04-08-24, 09:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,114
Posted By noglider

I've only ridden through Flushing a few times, so...

I've only ridden through Flushing a few times, so I'll take your word for it.

In my experience, Queens, at least the route from the 59th St Bridge to Elmhurst, is a lot milder than where I commute...
04-07-24, 08:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,754
Posted By noglider

Here is my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. I figured I...

Here is my 1971 Raleigh Super Course. I figured I should use a tall stem, but now I find it's too tall for me. I've left it like this for a few years anyway, because it's close to good enough.
...
04-07-24, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,201
Posted By noglider

Well done, ascherer! jrg1244, that's really nice....

Well done, ascherer! jrg1244, that's really nice. Will you be able to ride it, or will you be moving it on?
Forum: Commuting
04-06-24, 01:45 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,917
Posted By noglider

In time, you will learn your tolerance points....

In time, you will learn your tolerance points. It's good you started out at this time of year so weather won't be much of a challenge for a while.

I've been riding a fair bit for many years. You...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-24, 10:55 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,917
Posted By noglider

I hear ya. Monday shouldn't have much rain, if...

I hear ya. Monday shouldn't have much rain, if any. I looked up Knoxville. Is that close? Check out the various ways bike commuters handle rain. If it's raining heavily in the morning, I don't ride,...
04-06-24, 09:15 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 59,939
Posted By noglider

Here is a Bianchi Volpe I owned a few years ago....

Here is a Bianchi Volpe I owned a few years ago. It was good for commuting and hauling.

...
04-04-24, 07:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,451
Posted By noglider

My goodness, that looks nicer than any Tourist. I...

My goodness, that looks nicer than any Tourist. I never really liked the Tourist.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-24, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By noglider

I had an office job from 2014 through 2017. I...

I had an office job from 2014 through 2017. I commuted two or three days a week then. I kept a complete change, because I would occasionally get soaked.

undershirt
underpants
socks
trousers...
04-04-24, 06:29 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 50,292
Posted By noglider

I believe it! I don't have a Sturmey Archer, but...

I believe it! I don't have a Sturmey Archer, but a few years ago, I upgraded our tandem from 3x7 to 3x11, and I used Deore XT rear derailleur and shifter. I've been riding bikes for a long time, but...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-24, 06:25 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,917
Posted By noglider

Will we be seeing you in the How was your...

Will we be seeing you in the How was your commute? (https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1287146-2024-how-your-commute-4.html#post23201942) thread?
Forum: Commuting
04-04-24, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By noglider

Video: Decent advice for beginners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxbhAI0b3hQ
04-02-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By noglider

Slavic engineering for the win!

Slavic engineering for the win!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-24, 12:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,539
Posted By noglider

Wait, are you sure you're using these right? ;)

Wait, are you sure you're using these right? ;)
04-01-24, 12:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,377
Posted By noglider

Here is a link to the NY Times article...

Here is a link to the NY Times article (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/21/well/move/workout-accountability-partner-trainer.html?ugrp=m&unlocked_article_code=1.hE0.yeUH.cbDj9jnmqzJE&smid=url-share)...
04-01-24, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By noglider

Are you sure you want to use a phone? How about a...

Are you sure you want to use a phone? How about a bike computer instead?
Forum: Commuting
04-01-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,228
Posted By noglider

Tundra_Man, :lol: you had me there for a second.

Tundra_Man, :lol: you had me there for a second.
04-01-24, 08:39 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 59,939
Posted By noglider

Show your green bicycles! I have two green...

Show your green bicycles!

I have two green bikes, a 1971 Raleigh Super Course with original and decrepit pain and a 1974 Raleigh International which I repainted green. I don't know what color the...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-24, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15,695
Views: 12,378,007
Posted By noglider

I'm up in the country this weekend. I needed a...

I'm up in the country this weekend. I needed a reason to get outside so I rode to buy groceries instead of driving. It's hilly up here compared with Manhattan!

It was a satisfying ride. I like...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-24, 02:43 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,917
Posted By noglider

You're doing well! An average moving speed of 10...

You're doing well! An average moving speed of 10 mph means you're an experienced bike commuter. :) Pretty good considering you have some hills.
03-29-24, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 563,432
Posted By noglider

Sandow is credited for inventing the bungee cord.

Sandow is credited for inventing the bungee cord.
Forum: Commuting
03-29-24, 10:49 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,917
Posted By noglider

Agreed about RJ the Bike Guy. Very good...

Agreed about RJ the Bike Guy. Very good instructions. Park Tool also has excellent videos.

If your derailleur makes noise, it's possible that your derailleur hanger is bent. They get bent even...
03-29-24, 10:30 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,682
Posted By noglider

My brother in law gave me a CO2 kit. I haven't...

My brother in law gave me a CO2 kit. I haven't used it. I don't trust it. I'll empty the cartridge prematurely or something. And CO2 leaks after a day. What if I need two or three cartridges? My pump...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-24, 10:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,228
Posted By noglider

I shot these this morning. A pair of mallard...

I shot these this morning. A pair of mallard ducks. And the Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge.

...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-24, 10:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,228
Posted By noglider

Very cool Tundra_Man. Maybe that would be good...

Very cool Tundra_Man. Maybe that would be good for me. My weight is fine, but I'm reading Outlive, a book about longevity, lifespan, and healthspan, written by a doctor. This might be good for me,...
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