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05-14-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,056
Posted By noglider

I think I understand Charles, and I think I...

I think I understand Charles, and I think I agree, at least at times. It's not that mediocrity is admirable. It's just nice to see slight imperfections on a work approaching perfection. It shows that...
05-14-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By noglider

Just guessing: have you checked the alignment of...

Just guessing: have you checked the alignment of the hanger?
05-14-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,151
Posted By noglider

pcb, thanks for reminding us of all those facts....

pcb, thanks for reminding us of all those facts. You are quite right in all of what you say. Retrospect is unfair when we say, "Why didn't we invent the stuff we now have?" It forgets the process we...
05-13-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 644
Posted By noglider

This is good to know. It's possible I could have...

This is good to know. It's possible I could have used this a couple of years ago. I replaced the cassette, shifter, hub, and rear derailleur of my tandem, swapping out 7 speed with 11-speed. I kept...
05-13-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By noglider

Today, ridewithgps didn't seem to see the...

Today, ridewithgps didn't seem to see the presence of the setting but it's hard to know for sure. I didn't get a bogus reading, but does that mean it works right? I'll ask support.

My GPS tracks...
05-12-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By noglider

Aha, there is a place to enter wheel...

Aha, there is a place to enter wheel circumference. The response from Dave at RWGPS was quick. I entered the circumference and will test it again.

Unfortunately, I will either need to re-enter...
05-12-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,151
Posted By noglider

I agree with cyccommute that it is because of...

I agree with cyccommute that it is because of lack of imagination. Perhaps the manufacturers don't perceive the demand, but I think people use whatever their lowest gear is, so the manufacturers...
05-12-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By noglider

That looks good. It's a well-liked saddle. I have...

That looks good. It's a well-liked saddle. I have had the B72 model which is nearly unsprung. The springs must be nice.
05-12-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 652
Posted By noglider

Yes I love hearing all of these sounds. Now that...

Yes I love hearing all of these sounds. Now that I have acquired a taste for fancy tires, I love the way they sound. They're louder than cheap tires but in a nice way.

I once rode with a guy with...
05-12-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,056
Posted By noglider

Charles Wahl, that is quite a charming video.

Charles Wahl, that is quite a charming video.
05-12-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By noglider

As someone else pointed out in another thread...

As someone else pointed out in another thread months ago, a more powerful light can be more useful not because of the higher output but because the battery has greater capacity. Then you can run it...
05-12-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 110,244
Posted By noglider

I hope to snap a picture: Four days in the last...

I hope to snap a picture: Four days in the last week, I've ridden the same route, and each time, there was a lone twig standing up at the edge of the road, and on that twig there has been a...
05-12-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,447
Posted By noglider

I remember those tires very well. They were the...

I remember those tires very well. They were the best value back in the day. But riding 40-year-old tires sounds suicidal. Not only that, modern tires are better in every measure.
05-12-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By noglider

I put the sensor on my front wheel and made sure...

I put the sensor on my front wheel and made sure my app still knew about it. For fun, I also hooked up my new heart monitor, also over bluetooth.

I rode up and down my road for a few minutes. The...
05-12-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By noglider

Yes, I realize that. I'm prolific in the C&V...

Yes, I realize that. I'm prolific in the C&V section where people know me and my bikes well. Recovering from some serious dysfunction, I have gotten the collection down to nine bikes, and I haven't...
05-12-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4,328
Views: 407,547
Posted By noglider

Prowler, that's a wonderful teaching technique...

Prowler, that's a wonderful teaching technique when applied appropriately. That's how I taught my kids to use the computer mouse. They learned in no time.
05-12-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By noglider

Thank you, everyone. I mostly wanted my...

Thank you, everyone. I mostly wanted my inferences to be confirmed, and I think they are. I will take the sensor for its first ride today.

I'm happy with the setup I've been using and don't plan...
05-11-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By noglider

speed sensor

I bought the two-pack from Amazon (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0822VP8YZ?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details) for Xoss speed/cadence sensors for only $39. Each sensor can act as a speed sensor or...
05-11-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,813
Posted By noglider

TCollen, I saw that meme yesterday, and yes, it...

TCollen, I saw that meme yesterday, and yes, it does say there is such a thing as too much measurement and not enough insight. A friend of mine thinks a heart monitor wouldn't be useful for him, but...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,993
Posted By noglider

Sure, there are some very poorly made pedals...

Sure, there are some very poorly made pedals which break quickly. I've seen many pedal failures, so I guess my failure rate of zero means I don't ride with bad pedals.
05-11-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,732
Posted By noglider

The nut doesn't help you remove the screw. The...

The nut doesn't help you remove the screw. The screw is supposed to come out in the forward direction of the bike.

The only replacement screws I found were made of titanium, and they were from...
05-11-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By noglider

robertj298, if I wanted the Continental tire now,...

robertj298, if I wanted the Continental tire now, I would follow pcb's advice and get the Soma tires he recommends. They are made by Panaracer.
05-11-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,447
Posted By noglider

All good points! Tires to stay away from? I...

All good points!

Tires to stay away from? I like supple tires, and I don't need puncture protection, so I don't like cheap tires or tires with puncture protection that makes the ride stiffer. I've...
05-10-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,946
Posted By noglider

unterhausen, I just exposed myself as a...

unterhausen, I just exposed myself as a programmer with a habit of using the fewest words possible. Not the best habit in many situations but you got it right this time. I'll bear in mind your tip....
05-10-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,946
Posted By noglider

Moderators, is it possible to add "For the month...

Moderators, is it possible to add "For the month of May:" to the beginning of the thread title? We might catch more people if they know the thread is part of the monthly series. Thanks.
05-10-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,946
Posted By noglider

Chuckk, what's the rationale behind that unusual...

Chuckk, what's the rationale behind that unusual geometry in the first example?
05-10-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 73,463
Posted By noglider

As I reported, earlier this year, I had a rash of...

As I reported, earlier this year, I had a rash of flats of the same nature with the same wheel. In each case, the valve stem separated from the tube. I filed the valve hole in the rim to make sure...
05-10-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 670,829
Posted By noglider

I had been thinking about getting a speed sensor...

I had been thinking about getting a speed sensor for a long time. I've been using RideWithGPS on my phone for a few years, and the speed readout isn't very accurate. I increased the time period for...
05-09-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 878
Posted By noglider

This thread is fun. I'll keep reading it. ...

This thread is fun. I'll keep reading it.

Maybe the owner wished he had a Sports, hence the decals. We can only guess.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By noglider

My spouse rides in MTB shoes that are meant for...

My spouse rides in MTB shoes that are meant for SPD cleats but she doesn't use cleats. This might work for you.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,610
Posted By noglider

h_curtis, what is the URL for J&G?

h_curtis, what is the URL for J&G?
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,993
Posted By noglider

I have never worn out a pair of pedals of any...

I have never worn out a pair of pedals of any type.
05-09-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,681
Posted By noglider

I love this.

I love this.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 55,385
Posted By noglider

jamesdak, another option is swinging your leg...

jamesdak, another option is swinging your leg over the handlebars. It's not necessarily easier.
05-09-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 19,489
Posted By noglider

That weight is amazing. How can it get so much...

That weight is amazing. How can it get so much heavier than before?

That brake levers is one of my favorites.

And how the heck do you break toe straps? Are you brutally strong?
Replies: 611
Views: 230,558
Posted By noglider

I did get it back and in fine condition. It is a...

I did get it back and in fine condition. It is a fixed gear bike. I didn't have time to make it easier for the uninitiated, and the person had never ridden a fixed gear. Luckily they were the type of...
05-06-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,482
Posted By noglider

Beautiful bike and picture, steelbikeguy.

Beautiful bike and picture, steelbikeguy.
05-05-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,041
Posted By noglider

I've been using this pipe stanchion method for...

I've been using this pipe stanchion method for ages. I remember buying the pipe at Home Depot. I chose a pipe that was damaged on one end, figuring I'd save the store the cost of one pipe since no...
05-05-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 19,489
Posted By noglider

That stuff isn't crappy enough.

That stuff isn't crappy enough.
05-04-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 811
Posted By noglider

I’m less eager to ride in the rain, but it...

I’m less eager to ride in the rain, but it doesn’t stop me categorically, depending on conditions etc.

Rain gear is really annoying for the reason I don’t have to state. I avoid it to the extent...
05-03-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,116
Posted By noglider

b dub, what's bad about those lever-shifted front...

b dub, what's bad about those lever-shifted front derailleurs? People call them suicide shifters, but I suspect it wouldn't be hard for me to use a lever between my legs. What am I missing?
05-03-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,876
Posted By noglider

JaccoW, I installed a new 11-speed derailleur and...

JaccoW, I installed a new 11-speed derailleur and shifter on my tandem. The new derailleur design is pretty fantastic.
05-03-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,440
Posted By noglider

If you are looking for the proper color thread...

If you are looking for the proper color thread for the month of May, please see the blue bikes thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1142718-five-foot-two-bikes-blue-6.html). Sorry about...
05-01-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,440
Posted By noglider

Oops.

Oops.
05-01-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,113
Posted By noglider

Take a ~1996 Lemond titanium frame, carbon fork,...

Take a ~1996 Lemond titanium frame, carbon fork, 27mm tires (actual measurement), drop bars, and you wouldn't really call it a gravel grinder, but I did take it on a group ride on the Old Croton...
05-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,251
Posted By noglider

We all expect pictures of the rebuild and ride...

We all expect pictures of the rebuild and ride reports.
05-01-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,440
Posted By noglider

Are there any new (or old) silver or chrome bikes?

Are there any new (or old) silver or chrome bikes?
04-30-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,566
Posted By noglider

The same happened to me with my ~1996 Bianchi...

The same happened to me with my ~1996 Bianchi Volpe. I was impressed with how stable and competent it was, but riding it was never a joy.
04-30-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,251
Posted By noglider

I meant you might love it. But both are true; you...

I meant you might love it. But both are true; you might not love it. I trash-picked a 1971 Super Course and built it up cursorily and loved it far more than I expected. It's been my testbed bike, so...
04-29-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,251
Posted By noglider

At least do this before you invest in it. You...

At least do this before you invest in it. You might love it.
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