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04-17-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,688
Posted By duffer1960

I don't want to advertise anything that suggests...

I don't want to advertise anything that suggests I'm a freak. Lots of nasty bullies out there and I would rather not attract their attention. No hot pink, no rainbows. I'll ride a wide range of...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,355
Posted By duffer1960

Old thread, but topic is spot-on and timeless. ...

Old thread, but topic is spot-on and timeless.

I have to traverse a skewed crossing (not as acute as this - the telephoto makes this look less acute than it is) and can't always go perpendicular...
03-20-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,489
Posted By duffer1960

Running into the back of parked cars. Not once,...

Running into the back of parked cars. Not once, but twice. Many years ago when I was a kid. Both times on a Schwinn with the ultra-strong bladed forks and ultra-stiff welded frames, no damage to...
01-06-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,918
Posted By duffer1960

I have quit drinking altogether. One episode I...

I have quit drinking altogether. One episode I recall was biking the 7 or so miles home, part of it on a wide arterial street that was fortunately mostly deserted. The thoughts that went through my...
01-05-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By duffer1960

Thanks. Yes, sounds right.

Thanks. Yes, sounds right.
01-05-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By duffer1960

Not sure what you mean by that. I put one bead...

Not sure what you mean by that. I put one bead fully on.. that's easy... get the valve stem through.. completely deflate the tube while.. getting the other bead on. It's the last few inches that take...
01-04-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By duffer1960

Dangit. Tore thread(s) in the casing.

Was putting on my Suomi/Nokian W106 studded tires. Heard at least one of the threads in the casing snap when I was stretching the bead over the rim. Dang it. Is there a fool-proof method of putting...
12-14-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By duffer1960

Had a Varsity & rode it daily delivering...

Had a Varsity & rode it daily delivering newspapers, as well as on longer recreational rides. They work well if you keep your cables well adjusted. For the time you want a maximum g stop, you want...
12-08-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,128
Posted By duffer1960

'Safety Bicycle', around 1880. Mass production...

'Safety Bicycle', around 1880. Mass production of precision lightweight chains may have been the limiting factor prior (just a guess). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_bicycle
12-07-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,079
Posted By duffer1960

I see you are getting a new bike, but if you...

I see you are getting a new bike, but if you eventually repair this one... I agree with the others... get a new wheel with a freehub.
I think I found the same video. One thing I didn't mention...
12-03-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,079
Posted By duffer1960

Can a freehub axle go in the same place as a...

Can a freehub axle go in the same place as a freewheel axle? The long unsupported axle on the freewheel side is prone to breakage. Freehubs solve that problem.
08-19-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,591
Posted By duffer1960

They replied that they've updated the 'Universal...

They replied that they've updated the 'Universal Mount', (Handlebar Mount, not the Universal Mount) so I hope it's addressed the issues you cite. And, that my order is 'being prepared for shipment',...
08-17-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,591
Posted By duffer1960

I've been unable to use it so far. Ordered a bar...

I've been unable to use it so far. Ordered a bar mount and a 'universal mount' (that attaches to a GoPro mount, which I don't own but since it's the popular one, I want to be able to use). Have...
06-30-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,591
Posted By duffer1960

Still haven't used my new Drift Ghost X. Bought...

Still haven't used my new Drift Ghost X. Bought the cam but it didn't come with a handlebar mount. I'd have ordered one, but to save $$ shipping I'd like to also order a 'Universal Mount' that...
06-01-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,591
Posted By duffer1960

Drift Ghost X. It's out of the box & I'm trying...

Drift Ghost X. It's out of the box & I'm trying to figure it out. Has a clip for mounting into dedicated fixtures. Includes two dedicated fixtures with double-back adhesive. One is flat, one is...
05-31-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,311
Posted By duffer1960

Year 10 or 11 for my Cygolite Rover II LED...

Year 10 or 11 for my Cygolite Rover II LED headlight. Rated 265 lumens. 4.8 volt ( 4 x 4/3A cells ) NiMH. Fresh charge run time on high is still about 2 hrs. Good enough for my needs. I mainly use...
05-27-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,591
Posted By duffer1960

Yes, and it's still in the box. Been busy.

Yes, and it's still in the box. Been busy.
05-18-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,591
Posted By duffer1960

Saw the same driver a 3rd time. This time he...

Saw the same driver a 3rd time. This time he changed lanes to pass me. Odd, though, that he went back to the right lane for a block only to switch to the left lane again to make his left turn.
...
05-09-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,591
Posted By duffer1960

Thanks. If the Drift cam doesn't work for me,...

Thanks. If the Drift cam doesn't work for me, will take a closer look at the Cycliq
05-04-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,265
Posted By duffer1960

Agree; that's my concern. Many drivers can't see...

Agree; that's my concern. Many drivers can't see or aren't watching. You need all the help you can get. Bright color, yes; gray no.
Forum: Commuting
04-28-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,919
Posted By duffer1960

I ordered a cam two days ago. Have wanted one...

I ordered a cam two days ago. Have wanted one for a long time, but was finally prompted to do it by close passes and harassment from the same vehicle and driver on two different days.
04-26-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,591
Posted By duffer1960

Ordered. Got a $15 discount when I put it in my...

Ordered. Got a $15 discount when I put it in my cart. Thanks for the recommendation. I've wanted an automobile dash cam too. Will try to use it double-duty. Didn't notice any optional extras for...
04-25-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By duffer1960

It was a freewheel with a bad pawl. Finally...

It was a freewheel with a bad pawl. Finally figured it out when it began slipping.
04-25-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,591
Posted By duffer1960

Oh, definitely want a front view too. Was hoping...

Oh, definitely want a front view too. Was hoping for a small, inexpensive, but high-quality gadget that mounted on a helmet or something and captured both a front and rear view.
04-25-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,591
Posted By duffer1960

The rear camera I was thinking, in case the guy...

The rear camera I was thinking, in case the guy actually plows into me. Wanted something to show what hit me. On the other hand, the vehicle is a new pickup truck & he probably doesn't want to mess...
04-25-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,591
Posted By duffer1960

I don't know. $200, say, if it's good enough to...

I don't know. $200, say, if it's good enough to rate that price.
04-25-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,591
Posted By duffer1960

Recommend a front & rear camera

After being harassed by the same driver (honk, very close passes, "you belong on the sidewalk!") on two different days on an otherwise empty and wide road, I'm thinking I need front & rear cameras. I...
04-11-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,538
Posted By duffer1960

1bike1world. A man and his kitty cat touring the...

1bike1world. A man and his kitty cat touring the world. Recently, eastern Europe.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1oHb5i_2GsyefbSPjW-SMQ
02-09-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,385
Posted By duffer1960

Yep. I live close enough now to bike from home. ...

Yep. I live close enough now to bike from home. When I lived farther, I did the freeway leg by car & parked in the carpool/bus park-n-ride lot. Biked the city miles on a safe route, not the same...
02-02-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,676
Posted By duffer1960

If you take the chainrings apart (not necessary)...

If you take the chainrings apart (not necessary) or otherwise have trouble with one or more of the bolts that tie the chainrings together... I bought a bags of bolts and sleeves that worked when I...
02-01-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,676
Posted By duffer1960

They are durable, they're extremely solid and...

They are durable, they're extremely solid and nice handling to ride. The heavy steel rims and overall weight are a minus, but they're still worthwhile in my opinion.

As far as history & nostalgia,...
02-01-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,676
Posted By duffer1960

Schwinn 'Electroforged' frame. Centerpull...

Schwinn 'Electroforged' frame. Centerpull brakes, aluminum stem and bars: = Continental, a higher-trim version of the Varsity.

This bike is easy to service, requiring about as few special tools...
02-01-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,225
Posted By duffer1960

I agree with "It's all about the clothing." I'm...

I agree with "It's all about the clothing." I'm good down to about 5 F with my old cross-country ski gear, longjohns under my jeans, a double layer of face cover. As it gets much colder than that, I...
01-19-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,162
Posted By duffer1960

Had one like this. Friend & I were on a long...

Had one like this. Friend & I were on a long ride in a place that was unfamiliar to me. After an hour or so on the bikes, riding down the road, he says, "Let's go to Dairy Queen." I said...
01-19-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By duffer1960

What little I know about it suggests to me.. The...

What little I know about it suggests to me.. The problem with making an aluminum fork flexy is that aluminum will fatigue if it moves at all. Steel has some spring and can move a certain amount...
01-04-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,179
Posted By duffer1960

Yes. That made it really hard to figure out.

Yes. That made it really hard to figure out.
01-04-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,179
Posted By duffer1960

I had an annoying click that I thought was in the...

I had an annoying click that I thought was in the pedals, crank, or bottom bracket area. Replaced the bottom bracket to no avail & couldn't find anything wrong with the rest. Finally after a long...
12-31-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 17,435
Posted By duffer1960

There are crooked sellers on Craigslist as well...

There are crooked sellers on Craigslist as well as clueless sellers. From personal experience as a buyer. Bought a bike that I thought I could fix (Fuji MTB), discovered that it had been carefully...
12-18-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,620
Posted By duffer1960

B17 standard. The wide back part was a bit...

B17 standard. The wide back part was a bit lopsided. If you set the back so it was evenly divided along the centerline of the bike, then the nose pointed off to the right. Setting it the latter...
12-16-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,620
Posted By duffer1960

I have a Brooks saddle that's slightly uneven. ...

I have a Brooks saddle that's slightly uneven. Caused terrible hip pain on one side. Adjusting the saddle so my butt was evenly supported (regardless of the position of the nose) fixed the issue.
12-10-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,846
Posted By duffer1960

I have a Cygolite Rover II LED with 255 lumen...

I have a Cygolite Rover II LED with 255 lumen stated output from 2 LEDs and lenses. It still works perfectly; even the original 4/3A x 4 NiMH battery pack is still going strong. I think it's about 10...
12-08-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,359
Posted By duffer1960

Yes, got it. Has me considering unsubscribing....

Yes, got it. Has me considering unsubscribing. Headline is the sort you see in 'chumbox' ad banners.

In my Googling, I found the following. This server 'ibemail.com' and its associated spam is...
12-05-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By duffer1960

Yes, a robust rear (especially the rear) wheel. ...

Yes, a robust rear (especially the rear) wheel. The wheels as-made from the factory often don't have the spoke tensions set properly. So, find someone or DIY & set the spokes to an even,...
10-18-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,194
Posted By duffer1960

Still laughing about the time I took my...

Still laughing about the time I took my no-exercise but just naturally very strong buddy for his first cross-country ski outing. He innocently lit a big cigar as if this was the normal thing to do...
09-24-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,534
Posted By duffer1960

Been riding for many years, so may be forgetting...

Been riding for many years, so may be forgetting something. Do recall this, tho'.

Planet Bike Superflash tail light. Realized it was gone when I got to work. No time to go back looking for it. ...
09-08-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,437
Posted By duffer1960

Tools. I spent more on tools than on any of the...

Tools. I spent more on tools than on any of the individual bikes I've had. Borne of a 1st and last experience trying to get a repair done at my LBS. Fleeced and cheated.
09-04-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,369
Posted By duffer1960

Yes. An inner tube that didn't have to be topped...

Yes. An inner tube that didn't have to be topped off every few days / week.

To me, 'tubeless' sound like more trouble than it's worth. Do tubeless tires hold air better, not require topping off...
07-27-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By duffer1960

Suburban has upright handlebars. For sitting...

Suburban has upright handlebars. For sitting upright, you want a wider seat (than if you're in a tuck). I ride an upright & have one of these... seems ok. The Schwinn saddles were notoriously...
07-27-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,895
Posted By duffer1960

Thanks for your recommendations. The Kenda on the...

Thanks for your recommendations. The Kenda on the rear has suffered a casing failure & so the issue is forced. The one bald spot reported earlier was joined by a 2nd bald spot that quickly became a...
07-27-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 26,869
Posted By duffer1960

Kenda K40 not worth buying due to casing...

Kenda K40 not worth buying due to casing failures?

I have Kenda K40s (classic oem/gumwall look tire) or a predecessor Kenda tire on my old steel-rim Schwinn LeTour. The rear was showing some wear,...
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