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07-17-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,847
Posted By Bill in VA

Well, I just read in the Washington Post that one...

Well, I just read in the Washington Post that one local jurisdiction is going to do a test allowing electric scooters and skateboards in the bike paths. It is bad enough the small scooters weave in...
07-12-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By Bill in VA

I use the Transit. It Used to be sold at...

I use the Transit. It Used to be sold at performance bike. Well-made but very inexpensive under $30. I do not know if it survived the performance bike bankruptcy.
06-29-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,587
Posted By Bill in VA

This was my first thought when I read the...

This was my first thought when I read the original post. That and they must be through axle fanbois.

The only downside of old QR freewheel hubs is you could bend an axle on cheaper hubs due to...
06-19-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Bill in VA

I used Yakima round bars on my truck cap to haul...

I used Yakima round bars on my truck cap to haul sea kayaks for years and never heard them (even with the kayaks mounted). Then again they were behind me on the back of the truck. I did however...
06-17-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Bill in VA

I have an old Malliard Freewheel remover for my...

I have an old Malliard Freewheel remover for my Peugeot UO-8 that was said to also work with Nervar. It is a large circle many splined tool. Never saw a Nervar Freewheel until today.
06-17-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By Bill in VA

This is good advice. The SH56 is silver in...

This is good advice. The SH56 is silver in color, versus the black oxide of the standard SH51. I have my pedals set on full loose and use the SH56 and have never pulled out even climbing, yet they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,492
Posted By Bill in VA

I have 2 sets of wheels, one with Conti...

I have 2 sets of wheels, one with Conti GP4000S-II in 28 on a 23-type rim, yep 30mm. It just clears my wife's steel Bianchi road bike. The hard part is the brake QR does not open wide enough so...
06-11-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,628
Posted By Bill in VA

Peugeot UO-8 in 1973 with Suntour GT upgrade was...

Peugeot UO-8 in 1973 with Suntour GT upgrade was $135. The prior poster has it right.

But then gas was $.28 per gallon, and my college tuition was $1600 per year at a large university. My first...
06-11-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,904
Posted By Bill in VA

Having owned bunnies, I think most moving...

Having owned bunnies, I think most moving cyclists would have a hard time noticing what is smaller than a pea. Plus rabbits do not like to be exposed (like on a MUP itself) to take a nature break,...
06-11-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By Bill in VA

I find that any bike tire (and especially car...

I find that any bike tire (and especially car tires since they are outside 24/7) will harden with age and make tracking less sure. Most are safe for many years, even with rubber cracks, but lose...
06-11-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,351
Posted By Bill in VA

YES!!! All of them.... But back to the...

YES!!! All of them....

But back to the topic, I never spent more than $69.95 for pedals and those were for Shimano XTR 9020 when Shimano introduced the 9120. I just LOVE when Shimano changes...
06-10-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,127
Posted By Bill in VA

This (mostly)! If limited to groups, I say: ...

This (mostly)!

If limited to groups, I say:

1970s Campy Record (the classic of classics) and first gen Super Record
Shimano 600 Arabesque (sorry, it was/is beautiful, mine was reliable for...
Forum: Southeast
06-06-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,967
Posted By Bill in VA

That is good. After the mosquitos in early fall...

That is good. After the mosquitos in early fall on the OBX Pea Island Preserve that will be nice. Those big black OBX mosquitos that come with the land breezes can fly into any headwind, probably...
06-06-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,960
Posted By Bill in VA

I originally though the OP was talking the "feel"...

I originally though the OP was talking the "feel" of the wheel, not any aero benefits, but more along the line of vibration transmitted (or not), flex, rolling feel, etc..

FWIW, when we recently...
06-06-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,677
Posted By Bill in VA

I find most of the modern bikes I have looked at...

I find most of the modern bikes I have looked at no longer have the indented chain stays that used to be commonly seen. You would have an indentation on the inside of both stays for the tires, and...
Forum: Southeast
06-06-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,967
Posted By Bill in VA

How were the biting bugs like mosquitos? From...

How were the biting bugs like mosquitos? From the looks of it, I thing Sept and early October would be very nice. Did you see much wildlife? I guess I will have to pack a small set of binoculars. ...
06-05-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,132
Posted By Bill in VA

Thanks again. I will contact him and let him...

Thanks again. I will contact him and let him know what I am after.

I also saw that there is a wrinkle powder coat available. I have a non-bike project that needs to have a finish like an old...
06-05-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,132
Posted By Bill in VA

Thanks!!! Finally a place that is driveable fo...

Thanks!!! Finally a place that is driveable fo me. I see many recomendations on BF, but few are close.
06-05-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bill in VA

I keep getting the Performance Bike emails, but...

I keep getting the Performance Bike emails, but the big difference is that so much is out of stock, has a limited selection, and no local pickup. My first impression was is was clearing out what...
06-05-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,677
Posted By Bill in VA

I have ridden doubles with 5 speed freewheels in...

I have ridden doubles with 5 speed freewheels in the following order (52/40 with 14-28; 52/48 with 14-23; 52/42 with 14-24 and 14-28), and now a triple 50/39/30 with 12-30 10 speed cassette. The...
06-03-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,165
Posted By Bill in VA

I am about your height and weight and had been...

I am about your height and weight and had been using Continental GP4000SII in 28mm and now am using Compass Chinook Pass Standards in 28mm. I will go to 32s when they are done. The Contis were great,...
06-03-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,528
Posted By Bill in VA

Every time I read a tire patch thread, I know why...

Every time I read a tire patch thread, I know why I carry a fresh patch kit but also always two new tubes in my under seat pouch. I always use the tubes. Life it too short for patching.
06-02-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By Bill in VA

And in knife, gun, and car collecting we call it...

And in knife, gun, and car collecting we call it "patina" and add $100+.
06-02-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By Bill in VA

I really like this definition and criteria. ...

I really like this definition and criteria.

This actually applies to many things. This quote is a keeper!
05-28-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,086
Posted By Bill in VA

The last Shimano items I bought were an HB-5800...

The last Shimano items I bought were an HB-5800 silver 105 hubset in 36 hole for a second wheelset and a set of silver Tiagra 4600 sidepulls to replace a damaged set (QR levers had broken and parts...
05-27-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,215
Posted By Bill in VA

I would buy that! As they say, close enough for...

I would buy that! As they say, close enough for movie (or government) work.
05-22-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,895
Posted By Bill in VA

Seems to have worked.

Seems to have worked.
05-22-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,343
Posted By Bill in VA

WIth a dropped top tube, you could go to the...

WIth a dropped top tube, you could go to the larger size to give you the longer length from seat to head tube. THe shops all want to force you into a compact frame. They recommended a 53cm for me...
05-22-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,895
Posted By Bill in VA

I am able to log-on, but I cannot reply to any...

I am able to log-on, but I cannot reply to any posts. I was able to reply last night on Firefox 66.05. This morning, no go. None of the "post quick reply" or "go advanced" buttons work. The left side...
05-20-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,451
Posted By Bill in VA

Since he said NOS Motobecane, I assumed one of...

Since he said NOS Motobecane, I assumed one of the newer Asian models and was going to comment on the French headset remark. I would love to find a NOS Peugeot PX-10E. :thumb:
05-20-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,606
Posted By Bill in VA

Same here. I suspect this is an age thing where...

Same here. I suspect this is an age thing where as a child, you did not get the newest fad or the top end item handed to you each year. Such deprivation...
05-11-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,818
Posted By Bill in VA

Unfortunately in industry today, it is not the...

Unfortunately in industry today, it is not the engineers who make the final decisions. The engineer may have a certain design, but bean-counters and marketing tell them to 'control' costs.
05-06-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,662
Posted By Bill in VA

Seconded!!! From a fellow NoVA resident, you...

Seconded!!! From a fellow NoVA resident, you sure hit that nail on the head.
05-06-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,415
Posted By Bill in VA

I find on the vintage bikes I have owned and...

I find on the vintage bikes I have owned and looked at closely, the fit issue is more related to tire to fork crown or rear brake bridge than width of the stays or blades. Seat tube clearance is not...
05-06-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,609
Posted By Bill in VA

All my cycling clothes get a machine wash. Only...

All my cycling clothes get a machine wash. Only the wool items do not get a dryer. The merino wool shorts (with a natural chamois) get a hang dry. The merino wool long sleeve jersey gets a hang...
04-24-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,182
Posted By Bill in VA

Bookmarked! Many thanks!!! That is one...

Bookmarked!

Many thanks!!! That is one nice piece of work. I already took screenshots of our current configurations and sent the images to our phones for quick reference in the future.

This...
04-23-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill in VA

I still remember those beautiful Bob Jackson...

I still remember those beautiful Bob Jackson bikes and frame from college in the early 1970s. They were things of great beauty and desired from afar by a poor student. Nothing like a paneled head...
04-23-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Bill in VA

That is true. Thanks for mentioning that. I did...

That is true. Thanks for mentioning that. I did notice that I had misworded my first post. I have edited it here in my quote above. You want to push it on to just before it holds the check valve...
04-22-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,057
Posted By Bill in VA

The seat bag usually does not change. Burrito HB...

The seat bag usually does not change. Burrito HB bag is standard for QR removable items.

Seat bag
Chain holder (fits over dropout to lift and hold chain when wheel it removed)
two patches cut...
04-22-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bill in VA

I find it depends on who is selling it. If the...

I find it depends on who is selling it. If the rider, it will be more, if the parents who are disgusted at the kids lack of interest or wanting to get rid of stuff after the kids moved out after...
04-22-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Bill in VA

For the floor pump and frame pumps, place the...

For the floor pump and frame pumps, place the valve at the top of the wheel pointing down. Open the screw all the way and make sure it is not stuck (quick push in). Push the brass chuck all the way...
04-22-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,770
Posted By Bill in VA

The one thing Maryland does well is having a...

The one thing Maryland does well is having a Master Land Use Plan that prevents one development on top of another and provides for green buffers between developments.
04-22-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By Bill in VA

Shimano RD-5701L 105 Rear Derailleur - 10 Speed...

Shimano RD-5701L 105 Rear Derailleur - 10 Speed Medium Cage
Shimano RD-4601 Tiagra Rear Derailleur - 10 Speed Medium Cage
Both will handle a 32 rear, but might not wrap enough chain for the 22...
04-22-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,770
Posted By Bill in VA

The area where this MUP was built is about 5...

The area where this MUP was built is about 5 miles from me. It is some of the highest valued land in Fairfax County and to cross Route 7 is a true nightmare on foot, and even more hazardous on a...
04-18-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By Bill in VA

Exactly! "More like insurers would like to...

Exactly! "More like insurers would like to establish this kind of tracking as the new norm, and people declining (politely or otherwise) pay more."

Plus the companies have a risk pool of data...
04-18-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 8,077
Posted By Bill in VA

There is an interesting DVD on Ed "Big Daddy"...

There is an interesting DVD on Ed "Big Daddy" Roth called "Tales of the Rat Fink."
04-18-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 8,077
Posted By Bill in VA

This is most likely around the time of Mao's...

This is most likely around the time of Mao's "Cultural Revolution." Young cadres firing SKS Type-56 rifles while mounted. Note the high tension tower in the background and flowers in the foreground....
04-18-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,017
Posted By Bill in VA

Both of these were what also came to my mind,...

Both of these were what also came to my mind, since only rarely have I seen vintage high end mixtes even back in the day. With the Bob Jackson you can get chrome (my big favorite add-on). ...
04-18-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Bill in VA

[QUOTE=mishathepenguin;20890020] ...The...

[QUOTE=mishathepenguin;20890020]

...The frame is slightly too large (TT is *right* there when standing over) but I manage well pedaling with 170mm cranks...

I had this issue (top tube height...
04-18-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By Bill in VA

No discount could ever get me to voluntarily...

No discount could ever get me to voluntarily install spyware. I would not even consider it even if I read ALL the information and privacy implications, which are often voluminous and legalese to...
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