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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By rhm
Headsets are tricky. Try riding it, see if it...

Headsets are tricky. Try riding it, see if it stays in adjustment, see if the fork shimmies, or if there are other issues. If not, you're good to go. If there are issues that could be headset...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 12:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,701
Posted By rhm
As a general rule, guitar players can't dance. ...

As a general rule, guitar players can't dance. I've seen a few exceptions to this, but as a general rule....
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-21-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By rhm
Woah. I wanted a pair of those for a long time. ...

Woah. I wanted a pair of those for a long time. I kinda wish I wanted a pair now. Alas...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 07-21-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 227
Posted By rhm
That's what I thought, but I get ads on my phone...

That's what I thought, but I get ads on my phone as well. The new mobile interface is much better than the old, though.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,701
Posted By rhm
Same here. Preferably new spokes, but if there's...

Same here. Preferably new spokes, but if there's old spokes in the bin that seem to fit, then what the heck.

I understand the logic about wanting the spokes to push the chain away from the gap...
Forum: Commuting 07-20-16, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 43,700
Posted By rhm
Clean cool air, no wind and a beautiful clear...

Clean cool air, no wind and a beautiful clear sky, the bright full moon low in the west, all pretty nice. Riding north on a wide road with no traffic, I adjusted my helmet mirror to keep the moon...
Forum: Commuting 07-20-16, 03:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,543
Posted By rhm
I must have posted this one somewhere already,...

I must have posted this one somewhere already, but I didn't see it... eh, whatever.

A few years ago I was riding down 7th Ave in Manhattan, approaching Penn Station from the north, a wide street...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By rhm
Sulky, eh? I had to google that. ...

Sulky, eh? I had to google that.
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By rhm
+1. They're basically the same brake, but at...

+1. They're basically the same brake, but at this point I think Weinmann was in a greater hurry to reduce costs. Weinmann centerpull brakes did not improve over the years, and by 1975 I think the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 496
Posted By rhm
Resilion Cantilevers work great. The down side...

Resilion Cantilevers work great. The down side is they were always expensive, and it is very difficult to find all the parts necessary to get a set working. The cables, in particular, came complete...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By rhm
I see that it goes through a hole in the seat...

I see that it goes through a hole in the seat post, and passes between the bolts that set saddle tilt; but does that 1/4" wire actually attach to the saddle anywhere (like, at the back end, where the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 496
Posted By rhm
Doh! I missed the and wheels part, first read...

Doh! I missed the and wheels part, first read through. Tell us about the wheels!

It was pretty common for bikes of this kind to have a flip flop rear hub-- that is, threaded to take a cog on...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 02:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 496
Posted By rhm
As long as all the components are British made,...

As long as all the components are British made, it's all good. Imports were very expensive in the post-war years.

A 1948 bike would probably not have Resilion cantilever brakes. GB "Hiduminium" or...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 06:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 929
Posted By rhm
The big chainring on my Fuji "The Finest" is 56t,...

The big chainring on my Fuji "The Finest" is 56t, and it's fine since I'm almost always in the small chainring anyway, a 42t. My top gear, 56/14, is the same as 52/13 or 48/12 or 44/11.

A...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,174
Posted By rhm
Yup, that pretty well nails it. I'm sure the...

Yup, that pretty well nails it. I'm sure the bikes on the list are all very fine, and those who own or more are doubtless very proud, but the list seems to start with a series of assumptions that...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 16,068
Posted By rhm
Three things come to mind. 1. On a solo...

Three things come to mind.

1. On a solo century last spring I had rim strip trouble, used up most of my patches, broke my pump, had to hitch a ride to the next town where a friend lives. That was...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 16,068
Posted By rhm
There must be some kind of corollary to the...

There must be some kind of corollary to the maxim, "if your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail" that applies to this issue.

I'm good at patching tubes. I get lots of practice....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9,141
Views: 656,349
Posted By rhm
I hooked my 1987? Specialized Hardrock up to my...

I hooked my 1987? Specialized Hardrock up to my 1972? Grumman cannoe (on a dolly) and towed it a half mile to Narrow Bay. From there my wife and I paddled over to Patersquash Island where we anchored...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 16,068
Posted By rhm
Not having data, I'll accept Jim's and stipulate...

Not having data, I'll accept Jim's and stipulate that clinchers can flat in more ways than tubulars, and I'll even go so far as to say they flat more frequently. Okay, so what? I can ride 200+ miles...
Forum: Commuting 07-15-16, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By rhm
There's a dead tree overhanging the edge of...

There's a dead tree overhanging the edge of Carnegie Lake in Princeton where the cormorants roost. It appears in the opening credits of "House," so clearly that I always look for the cormorants. ...
Forum: Commuting 07-14-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 43,700
Posted By rhm
Got thoroughly drenched riding to be station this...

Got thoroughly drenched riding to be station this afternoon. One moment I was dry, then it was just water everywhere. after a half minute I couldn't have got wetter by jumping in the east river.
Forum: Commuting 07-14-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By rhm
I found an Ipad last year. It was locked. No...

I found an Ipad last year. It was locked. No one turned up at my house to claim it, and the TechServe store in NYC couldn't / wouldn't do anything. I dropped it off at a police station and called...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-14-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,815
Posted By rhm
I'm pretty sure I have a rim and a hub, but you'd...

I'm pretty sure I have a rim and a hub, but you'd have to figure out the spoke length and build the wheel.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-14-16, 03:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 615
Posted By rhm
If you take a look at the long distance cycling...

If you take a look at the long distance cycling forum I think you'll see that most people posting there are in the over-50 age group and many have been there for many years. Most are riding distances...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,711
Posted By rhm
Brent, I won't deny the implied insult, though I...

Brent, I won't deny the implied insult, though I assumed it would be read in a lighthearted tone with no intent to wound.

At any rate, I intended this thread as an exploration of tastes that may...
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