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12-31-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,583
Posted By JBHoren

Life With an Expired Driver's License

Mine (Florida) is due to expire on my birthday, at the end of January. The last time it needed to be renewed, I was able to do so online; but now it requires an in-person visit. I've been car-free...
10-01-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,359
Posted By JBHoren

Rivendell Bike Works: "Black Reparations Pricing"

Black Reparations Pricing (BRP)—Why Now, How It'll Work, and How You Can Play, Too (https://www.rivbike.com/pages/black-reparations-pricing)

I wonder if CA Governor Gavin Newsom will designate RBW...
03-10-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,751
Posted By JBHoren

I read this thread earlier in the day, then a few...

I read this thread earlier in the day, then a few minutes ago I happened to pick up [the late] Frank Berto's book "Upgrading Your Bike", where I'd just started Chapter 6, "All About Freewheels", when...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By JBHoren

I understand what you've said, here; but the...

I understand what you've said, here; but the truth is that the axle is nowhere near the diameter of the dropout slot, so regardless of the mismatch, there's a lot of slop/play between the two....
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By JBHoren

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By JBHoren

That's the question, innit? If I went solely by...

That's the question, innit? If I went solely by Frank Berto's "Upgrading Your Bike", the answer would be an easy one: No. But it's as you asked: Worth the cost? No, but. Sentimental importance? Yes....
Forum: Framebuilders
03-08-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By JBHoren

ISO: SoFLA Brazer

I'm looking for a competent framebuilder/brazer in South Florida to replace the rear dropouts on my 1979 Raleigh "Grand Prix" and add fork/seatstay rack-mount braze-ons. (have replacement dropouts,...
11-11-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,815
Posted By JBHoren

A school van? If she was on her way to work,...

A school van? If she was on her way to work, during work, or on her way home from work, it's a work-related incident. Go after her employer!
11-10-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By JBHoren

VO "Dajia Cycleworks Far Bar" in 25.4

I'm looking for a handlebar similar to the VO "Dajia Cycleworks Far Bar (https://velo-orange.com/collections/handlebars/products/dajia-cycleworks-far-bar-handlebar)", but in 25.4 (or 26.0) instead of...
11-07-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,062
Posted By JBHoren

All of the above, plus this: Pitlock skewer locks...

All of the above, plus this: Pitlock skewer locks (https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/pitlock.php) for the front/rear wheels and the seat-post binder. Also (assuming the saddle is attached to the seat...
07-03-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 23,120
Posted By JBHoren

No... not interested in doing so. I like...

No... not interested in doing so. I like "solitary cycling".
02-22-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,090
Posted By JBHoren

Nope -- Strava's a smartphone app. No smartphone...

Nope -- Strava's a smartphone app. No smartphone apps, no Microsoft Windows.



Nope -- not web-based.
02-22-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,090
Posted By JBHoren

Dailymile Replacement

Sadly, the decade-old, web-based logger is history... or will be, come March 20th. It's fortunate that the software includes a download/export facility, with output in CSV format. So, the big...
Replies: 22
Views: 10,662
Posted By JBHoren

I'm the guy who bought your bike, but I didn't...

I'm the guy who bought your bike, but I didn't run across this thread until yesterday! "With a bit of a mind flip, you're into the time slip"

Still riding it for sport and transport. There have...
01-01-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,642
Posted By JBHoren

Well, that's the problem, innit? I went...

Well, that's the problem, innit?

I went through this 30 years ago, when gasoline-powered motor-scooters "took over" the sidewalks of Tel-Aviv (and everywhere else); ten years later, with motorized...
12-31-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 48,715
Posted By JBHoren

לא דק. If he/Grant was collecting customer...

לא דק. If he/Grant was collecting customer credit/debit-card information and then dunning our accounts, that would be חוצפה; but not this... not when he explained the "what" and "why".

My people...
12-31-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,031
Posted By JBHoren

Canadian Raleigh Headbadge

Did Raleigh affix a headbadge to its Canadian-made frames? If so, was it an English one, an American one(?!), or a generic one? I'm interested in late-1970s.
12-24-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,299
Posted By JBHoren

"Black and white is to photography what make-up is to the drag queen."

Worth reading: The Best and Worst Cycling Photography (https://humancyclist.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/cycling-photography/)
Replies: 11
Views: 1,951
Posted By JBHoren

From the name of this forum I'll assume that...

From the name of this forum I'll assume that most-if-not-all your riding is on-road. So, I recommend:

Continental "Contact Speed" 700x37...
12-15-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,060
Posted By JBHoren

I don't use Q/R skewers; I use Pitlocks. ...

I don't use Q/R skewers; I use Pitlocks.

When working on the front of my bike, I "address" it head-on; and, because I'm right-handed, it's more convenient to have the Pitlock device on the...
12-14-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,338
Posted By JBHoren

This ^^^^. Thanks to everyone for their...

This ^^^^.

Thanks to everyone for their replies. I think I'll wrap the bars in black, and leave the brake levers bare and polished. I always wear full-fingered gloves when I ride, so the padding...
12-13-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,338
Posted By JBHoren

Non-Aero Brake Levers and Hoods

In a word, do we like 'em or do we hate 'em?

OK, it's not necessarily those extremes. I'm just wondering if, other than aesthetics, putting hoods on Dia-Compe non-aero brake levers is important...
12-13-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By JBHoren

Look at the back of the seat tube -- the serial...

Look at the back of the seat tube -- the serial number ought to be stamped there.
...
12-12-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,333
Posted By JBHoren

We'll never know. I found one, locally. Thank...

We'll never know. I found one, locally. Thank you, and 3speedslow, for your efforts and willingness to help.
12-11-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,333
Posted By JBHoren

[SOLVED] ISO: Shimano "Tourney" Brake Part (Mounting Hardware)

I'm missing the Square Seating Pad (Rear) (see attachments, below). It's for my 1979 Raleigh-made (Canada) clone of their "Gran Prix", for the Intersport sporting-goods chain. Anyone have a spare?...
09-23-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,521
Posted By JBHoren

TL;DR the dozens of replies. Having said...

TL;DR the dozens of replies.

Having said that, I've been car-free for 6-1/2 years (I used to rent a car for a day, once a year, for heavy/bulky purchases, but haven't done so for 2-1/2 years), and...
10-25-17, 11:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,476
Posted By JBHoren

I don't commute -- I'm retired -- but I'm LCF,...

I don't commute -- I'm retired -- but I'm LCF, with no car and lousy public transportation, and not going out doesn't work 'cuz the food ain't gonna buy itself and walk home to my fridge/pantry. So,...
10-21-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 68,650
Posted By JBHoren

Friday morning, to the supermarket, farmers...

Friday morning, to the supermarket, farmers market, public library, and liquor store -- my regular ערב שבת errands.
07-23-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By JBHoren

WTB: Nitto "Tallux" 120mm 26.0 ID

I moved from stock drop bars to Nitto "Albatross", and need to replace my Nitto "Dirt Drop 10" stem with one that's got a longer extension.
11-23-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 24,286
Posted By JBHoren

Like the song says: (Otis Redding/Carla Thomas --...

Like the song says: (Otis Redding/Carla Thomas -- "Tramp")

"I got six Cadillacs, five Lincolns, four Fords
Six Mercuries, three T-Birds, Mustangs, ooh, I'm a lover"

source:...
11-21-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 24,286
Posted By JBHoren

How many are buying cars, and how many are...

How many are buying cars, and how many are getting them from their employers (who lease them) in place of salary?
10-26-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,512
Posted By JBHoren

I'm LCF for many years, and the rapidly reducing...

I'm LCF for many years, and the rapidly reducing daylight hours (even here, in South Florida) are a reminder that it's OK to not do everything today -- everything can't be a top-priority task, and...
10-22-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 50,546
Posted By JBHoren

I think you've shined a spotlight where it needs...

I think you've shined a spotlight where it needs to be. In reply, I buy solely for myself.
10-21-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 50,546
Posted By JBHoren

2.6 miles each way to the Publix supermarket. I...

2.6 miles each way to the Publix supermarket. I usually stop at the Greenacres Farmers Market on the way back, 'cuz their vegetables are priced substantially lower than those at Publix.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,536
Posted By JBHoren

100% !! I've got 1,500 miles on a pair of...

100% !!

I've got 1,500 miles on a pair of them -- 700x42 -- on my 1990 Bianchi Volpe, and they're a sweet ride. I put over 8K miles on Bontrager Satellite Elite Hardcase (700x38), and the ride was...
10-10-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By JBHoren

Sugino XD2 Crank, Triple 46x36x24...

Sugino XD2 Crank, Triple 46x36x24 (http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/cr1.htm)
09-23-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,942
Posted By JBHoren

If you use animal-repellent as aftershave, you're...

If you use animal-repellent as aftershave, you're OK.
09-23-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,417
Posted By JBHoren

I've been riding with these (Conti SpeedRide...

I've been riding with these (Conti SpeedRide 700Cx42) on my 1990 Bianchi Volpe for several months -- although, in with-tube mode -- and have managed to put 1,200 on-road miles on them. For...
08-18-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 16,682
Posted By JBHoren

I'm car-free because I'm poor. Period. If I could...

I'm car-free because I'm poor. Period. If I could afford to buy a car, insure it, maintain it, "feed" it, I would; but I can't. So, I ride a bicycle to the supermarket, farmers market, public...
08-18-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,217
Posted By JBHoren

I'm retired, so I don't hafta ride (to work,...

I'm retired, so I don't hafta ride (to work, anyway); but I'm also car-free, so if/when I don't ride, groceries don't get bought, library books don't get checked-out/in, yada-yada-yada. I've got two...
07-02-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,533
Posted By JBHoren

ROTFL!! No, but if you attribute it to Islam...

ROTFL!! No, but if you attribute it to Islam (which you did, as the OP for this sub-thread...
07-02-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,533
Posted By JBHoren

It's from the Torah (Deuteronomy 20:19-20). The...

It's from the Torah (Deuteronomy 20:19-20). The prohibition is against cutting down fruit-bearing trees, in time of war (when laying siege to an enemy city). As with so many other things, Islam (like...
07-01-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 39,333
Posted By JBHoren

Ref: Living Car Free "Zombie" threads have...

Ref: Living Car Free

"Zombie" threads have suddenly begun appearing in LCF. Specifically, 26" Slicks (http://www.bikeforums.net/living-car-free/1060974-26-slicks.html) and Converting Mountain Bike...
06-30-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,843
Posted By JBHoren

Mods: Looks like this post wandered-off from its...

Mods: Looks like this post wandered-off from its yard -- can someone help it get back home?
06-26-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By JBHoren

Walz caps offer theirs in S/M and L/XL sizes. See...

Walz caps offer theirs in S/M and L/XL sizes. See their web site for sizing measurements.
06-26-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By JBHoren

This one.

This one.
06-19-16, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,269
Posted By JBHoren

It seems that many people ride bicycles that are...

It seems that many people ride bicycles that are too small for them, and end-up having overly-exposed seat posts and handlebar stems. I prefer a larger frame, which usually results in a less-exposed...
06-19-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 13,642
Posted By JBHoren

One man's Utopia is another man's dystopia. ...

One man's Utopia is another man's dystopia.

I don't like "package deals", and I'm wary of "one size fits most" cycling caps.

I like car-free cities, transporting goods and people by rail,...
06-18-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,396
Posted By JBHoren

Just to note, this is an interesting and...

Just to note, this is an interesting and informative thread (made all the more so by the uniformly high level of discourse). Thanks to the OP and to all contributors.
06-16-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By JBHoren

Valve Stem Cores [Schrader]

It took me a few years to get a handle on using tire levers properly, and a couple of more to discover the advantages of folding tires over wire-bead. Still, I get the occasional rear-tire "flat",...
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