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07-02-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,225
Posted By rhm

​​​​​​Nonetheless, I still don't understand why...

​​​​​​Nonetheless, I still don't understand why the hide of an older cow should be preferred to that of a young one, once they reach full size. They're not trees-- they don't have annual growth...
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By rhm

I empty my bags out infrequently, and often find...

I empty my bags out infrequently, and often find unexpected stuff in there.

After a ride I have to dig my cell phone, wallet, keys, etc, out of the bag; so I'll usually look around for other...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,116
Posted By rhm

Oh, man, I'm sorry to say it but: I disagree with...

Oh, man, I'm sorry to say it but: I disagree with everything except "may be too high." Soaking a saddle in oil may have been good advice 40 years ago (dunno!) but today's Brooks saddles do not need...
05-28-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 615
Posted By rhm

No. It's 150% as cool, AKA 50% cooler. Five...

No. It's 150% as cool, AKA 50% cooler. Five pulley wheels, now, that would be 150% cooler.

But that's assuming that a derailleur's coolness is directly proportional to the number of pulleys. I...
05-28-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,285
Posted By rhm

Check this out: ...

Check this out:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1015419-falcon-san-remo-cl-pick-up.html
05-17-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,659
Posted By rhm

Yesterday I took my latest plaything... ...

Yesterday I took my latest plaything...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49811080743_21ef803796_4k.jpg

which is a classic Dutch racing bike Gugifacazione with 26" wheels and a Suntour S1...
05-17-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By rhm

I recently got a pair of Tektro 520 levers, the...

I recently got a pair of Tektro 520 levers, the ones that are specifically meant for direct pull brakes (V-brakes). I installed those because I wanted to use them with classic Deore V-brakes from...
05-16-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,659
Posted By rhm

I have had some classic Sport Tourer bikes come...

I have had some classic Sport Tourer bikes come through my hands, like a first generation Fuji Finest, a 1954 Alvin Drysdale Sport Tourer, and others... And I have a great touring bike, a Trek 720. ...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,923
Posted By rhm

Several years ago I had the idea that I wanted to...

Several years ago I had the idea that I wanted to modify an old racing frame I had. The frame fit me perfectly but it had a very odd quirk in the geometry. It was a custom for someone, so maybe this...
05-12-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,315
Posted By rhm

Oh, you really don't want to get me started on...

Oh, you really don't want to get me started on this... I am a crank on the subject, :lol:

But shorter is better. There just isn't any advantage to longer cranks. People talk about leverage; yes,...
05-12-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By rhm

I've never seen a bike foal, but always kinda...

I've never seen a bike foal, but always kinda assumed they'd do it standing, like a horse.
05-07-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By rhm

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200507_155921993_bd190b4893341769118d9f462e935858b32237bc.jpg
Well I guess it's time to take this one to the post office.
05-04-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,368
Posted By rhm

A lot of the replies so far seem concerned with...

A lot of the replies so far seem concerned with the rack flexing under load. I haven't experienced that. And the weight doesn't bother me much; of course if you put 30 lbs on the bike, you're going...
04-25-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,831
Posted By rhm

All I can tell you is that N is an irrational...

All I can tell you is that N is an irrational number.
04-16-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,777
Views: 240,827
Posted By rhm

Looking for a interesting set of down tube...

Looking for a interesting set of down tube shifters. They have to fit on standard Campy shifter bosses. I'm using ratty late model Campy NR shifters now, and they are fine, but just so boring. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-14-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,574
Posted By rhm

A few years ago I restored a 70 year old...

A few years ago I restored a 70 year old Armstrong Moth frame. I didn't do much to the paint, just touched up the black paint that was on it (not original) and recreated graphics based on photos of...
04-12-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By rhm

If we assume this saddle was made by a reputable...

If we assume this saddle was made by a reputable manufacturer whose goods I'm familiar with, then my best guess is Takahashi. Their saddles were usually branded "Speedic" and often have the model...
04-11-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 536
Posted By rhm

I agree. I see the marks in question, but what I...

I agree. I see the marks in question, but what I see is on the surface of the paint, not under it. If you stripped the paint, I think the mark would be gone too.
Forum: Commuting
03-30-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,190
Posted By rhm

I agree! But doesn't your reference to "the road...

I agree! But doesn't your reference to "the road bike guys" bespeak a certain kind of tribalism?. I don't want to speak for anyone but myself; I'm a cyclist, but I don't see myself as a member of a...
03-27-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,777
Views: 240,827
Posted By rhm

I probably do. I'll go check, then email you.

I probably do. I'll go check, then email you.
03-27-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By rhm

Yes, that has been my experience as well. ...

Yes, that has been my experience as well. English bikes of this era were made to fit EA1, EA3, or 27" clinchers. At one point I had these calipers on my Fothergill, and they worked with EA3 wheels...
03-17-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,895
Posted By rhm

Taking some time off, not exactly by choice

You guys still commuting... to work?

I'm not, until further notice... maybe in April things will start to stabilize and I'll go back. But going in and out of NYC every day started to seem...
03-11-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By rhm

I have run a 99 with 28t inner ring and 44t or...

I have run a 99 with 28t inner ring and 44t or 45t outer. No problems, and I don't remember know whether the inner rings we're Stronglight or Sakae.
Replies: 35
Views: 2,519
Posted By rhm

I didn't notice! But then again I was riding 53...

I didn't notice! But then again I was riding 53 mm tires. There were some pretty bad roads on LOL as well, which I did notice. So far, no regrets about my big fat tires.
Replies: 30
Views: 2,136
Posted By rhm

Sounds normal to me. Sometimes after a long ride...

Sounds normal to me. Sometimes after a long ride my whole body feels like it's buzzing somehow. This works out pretty well on multi day rides, but the sleep deficit starts to add up.
My solution,...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,217
Posted By rhm

As a commuter, I beat that Google Maps Cyclist...

As a commuter, I beat that Google Maps Cyclist every time. He's slow.

And as a long distance rider, same thing up to a point. 125 miles is about 10 hours for me, well ahead of Google. But as the...
03-02-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,512
Posted By rhm

And some types take an excellent polish. But...

And some types take an excellent polish.

But I​​​​​​I really don't get the aesthetic of a Hetchins with anachronistic modern components. The frames are cool in their way, but it's a 1930's style....
02-29-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,570
Posted By rhm

A dog doesn't have a chin, you know? Is...

A dog doesn't have a chin, you know?

Is electronic shifting chindogu? What about Biopace?
Replies: 91
Views: 7,891
Posted By rhm

I did the "Central Jersey 200" again on Sunday,...

I did the "Central Jersey 200" again on Sunday, or was it Monday?, to retroactively fill in my R- series. I guess this ride made up for not riding an official ride in December. Don't ask me why I...
02-24-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,979
Posted By rhm

The bike in the photos is from the 30's or 40's....

The bike in the photos is from the 30's or 40's. For some reason development and production of bicycle components fell off during the years 1939-45 so it is hard to distinguish bikes in that era.
...
Replies: 91
Views: 7,891
Posted By rhm

Wow, atwl77, that sounds like quite a ride. Nice...

Wow, atwl77, that sounds like quite a ride. Nice photo, too. Thanks for the writeup! My legs hurt just reading it (though Sunday's 200, almost perfectly flat, with no adverse weather condtions to...
02-04-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By rhm

I've used Campy Mirage Ergo shifters. I have not...

I've used Campy Mirage Ergo shifters. I have not used a friction downtube shifter to shift a 10 speed derailleur. So I voted for the latter. Not a strong endorsement, but I can't recommend the...
Replies: 91
Views: 7,891
Posted By rhm

My 2020 plan is to earn another RUSA cup. I just...

My 2020 plan is to earn another RUSA cup. I just finished one, my second, in August or so, so I'm basically starting from zero. Probably the NJ Randonneurs SR series, PA Flèche, uncertain which...
01-03-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By rhm

New Year's Day wasn't going to work for me this...

New Year's Day wasn't going to work for me this year so I went out on the 31st, rode just 100 miles, and oh man was I tired after that. No photos.
12-29-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,117
Posted By rhm

Hey, that's a good looking saddle! If you...

Hey, that's a good looking saddle!

If you don't like your MIL I'll be happy to lend you mine. I don't think my FIL will notice.
12-28-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By rhm

Okay, so, in a word, yes. Brooks saddles use a...

Okay, so, in a word, yes. Brooks saddles use a frame design that was developed many decades ago, when bikes tended to have relatively slack seat tube geometry.

But that's not all there is to it.
...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By rhm

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49233568126_d8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49233568126_d83496d07f_b.jpg
For what it's worth, here's what my 80 lux dynamo powered light shows me, as seen by my cell phone a few evenings ago. This is on...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,071
Posted By rhm

Disregard? In general, no. I try to be...

Disregard?

In general, no. I try to be aware of the traffic laws and obey them if they make sense. When the traffic light is red and cars are whizzing by at 60 mph in a 40 mph zone, it makes a...
12-11-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,970
Posted By rhm

Yup, that's them, and yes, I said cheesy, I said...

Yup, that's them, and yes, I said cheesy, I said terrible, and I mentioned the name of the manufacturer. You said low end crap. Sounds to me like we agree. The impression I got is that, it's a bad...
12-04-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,620
Posted By rhm

I would look at this as a process, not an event. ...

I would look at this as a process, not an event.

So the first step is to preserve everything that can be preserved, arrest any active rust, and so on.

Second step is to record everything....
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By rhm

If I pull a really bonehead move and am ashamed...

If I pull a really bonehead move and am ashamed to admit how stupid I was, I probably won't mention it to anyone, either my wife or you guys. But of course that has never happened. Never, as in not...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By rhm

While this isn't a problem I've had to encounter...

While this isn't a problem I've had to encounter (my bike frames all have eyelets for fenders) it shouldn't be a particularly difficult problem to solve.

You can already get these overpriced...
12-01-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,834
Posted By rhm

No, sorry, I don't know the connection between...

No, sorry, I don't know the connection between Soffatti and Arius.

Soffatti also made leather saddles similar to a Brooks Professional. They had hand hammered copper rivets and a rather...
11-29-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,641
Posted By rhm

Yes, I have. But I'll qualify that: I've...

Yes, I have. But I'll qualify that:

I've bought a few of these. The first one worked great but I busted it by jamming the USB plug in backwards in the dark. The second one usually worked but...
11-28-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,641
Posted By rhm

Good luck with that! I used to make my...

Good luck with that!

I used to make my dynamo wiring much too complicated, buck puck, switch, etc. What I found was that when it's all together and it should work, and it doesn't, it's really hard...
11-27-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,487
Posted By rhm

What would be really cool is if someone would...

What would be really cool is if someone would reverse engineer a Nivex mech for 3D printing and make all the parts downloadable. Having all the parts printed commercially wouldn't be cheap, but just...
11-24-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 194,453
Posted By rhm

Pari-moto's come in at least three sizes! ...

Pari-moto's come in at least three sizes!

But hold on, I'll get you some numbers.

Edit:
Pacienti Rim,
"38" tire is 38.5 mm wide, 334 mm radius
"42" tire is 41.5 mm wide, 337 mm radius
...
11-23-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,740
Posted By rhm

I can't read the inscription on that but judging...

I can't read the inscription on that but judging by the style I'd put it closer to 150 AD. If you can get it in focus I think I can do better.

A couple years ago noglider sent me photos of some...
11-17-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15,637
Views: 1,586,159
Posted By rhm

I must be getting old or something, cuz the cold...

I must be getting old or something, cuz the cold starts bothering me more than it used to! Or maybe I was just coming down with a cold the other day (I was, and I'm still fighting it off......
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