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05-12-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By Bill in VA

Some of the larger rack mount lights and even...

Some of the larger rack mount lights and even some of the smaller seatpost or seat stay lights have reflectors built in. B&M lights and other Euro lights are good for this, as it the "Greatful Red"...
05-11-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By Bill in VA

For me it is simple. On a vintage bike with a...

For me it is simple. On a vintage bike with a NON-hook bead rim, wired-on. A folding tire will blow off a non-hooked rim at a lower pressure all things being equal. There used to be some tight...
05-10-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,119
Posted By Bill in VA

"Maybe" this!!! The dreaded 'in transit'...

"Maybe" this!!!

The dreaded 'in transit' notice is like the Bermuda triangle. I had a package from outside Philadelphia destined to the DC area, get sent to Jacksonville, FL where it...
05-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By Bill in VA

The pedals I was trying had a lighter alloy...

The pedals I was trying had a lighter alloy platform. I believe that was why the steel SPD clip was hanging down. I also noticed that the construction where the pedal spindle was located also created...
05-06-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By Bill in VA

When I use SPD pedals, it is now the Shimano...

When I use SPD pedals, it is now the Shimano PD-9020 (https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/component/xtr-m9000/PD-M9020.html) a double-sided SPD pedal which have a generous platform for shoe...
05-06-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,386
Posted By Bill in VA

Because a Canada honker could easily kill a...

Because a Canada honker could easily kill a domestic cat. Those wings can break bones.

Our Australian Shepherd decided some Canada geese needed herding at a local park. He managed a bit until a...
04-28-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,551
Posted By Bill in VA

The same beer that pairs well with everything...,...

The same beer that pairs well with everything..., Lagunitas Little Sumptin' Sumptin' Extra IPA
04-28-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,551
Posted By Bill in VA

That was my impression exactly. It sounded just...

That was my impression exactly. It sounded just like the old 1950s sci-fy movies about flying saucers. It is an ongoing wavering hum that as the various tones and volumes increase, decrease and...
04-28-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Bill in VA

I also modified my Burrito with a section of 1/8"...

I also modified my Burrito with a section of 1/8" stiff closed cell foam that a motherboard was shipped on. I cut a piece from a windshield wiper fluid bottle as a stiffener and used doublesided 3M...
04-27-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Bill in VA

This is what I use for criteria similar to yours....

This is what I use for criteria similar to yours. A small Burrito Handlebar bag. https://roadrunnerbags.us/products/burrito-handlebar-bag

Short of running into a pole, it is protected from falls...
04-19-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Bill in VA

I assisted a friend and his wife load up their...

I assisted a friend and his wife load up their bikes after a ride. They had a bar for her step through. At first look seemed like a good idea, but when I looked closely it was really, really well...
04-18-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Bill in VA

The Velocity Dyad is a very nice rim. I have...

The Velocity Dyad is a very nice rim. I have them in 36 holes on my second wheelset for rough road riding. That is now my primary wheelset with the Alexrims A23 now being the secondary. The...
04-12-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By Bill in VA

Get a set of large floor mount stereo speakers...

Get a set of large floor mount stereo speakers and they will ignore all the other stuff... :lol: It is like catnip for scratching.

Most of the badly rusted bike I have seen were covered or in...
04-12-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,277
Posted By Bill in VA

That statement is a major mountain of assumption....

That statement is a major mountain of assumption.

Many time a potential new rider is inquiring about a bike, they are actually scoping out the lay of the market and considering their own...
04-11-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,950
Posted By Bill in VA

I can relate to your situation and dedication to...

I can relate to your situation and dedication to get back to bicycling. Been there also (I was as high as 245 before I retired and made weight loss a priority, and now have to drop the COVID weight.)...
04-05-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By Bill in VA

So it looks like the market is still there for...

So it looks like the market is still there for the old, discontinued Avocet saddle design with a a polymer base that is thinner under the sit bones (more flexible) with a gel pad on top of the thin...
04-03-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Bill in VA

Ride using the Lady Godiva strategy. One problem...

Ride using the Lady Godiva strategy. One problem solved, others created...
04-01-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,838
Posted By Bill in VA

Cycling can definitely lead to weight loss. But...

Cycling can definitely lead to weight loss. But cycling AND eating better is much, much more effective. Additionally, cycling will add muscle (heavier than fat) so do not focus only on the scales,...
03-29-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By Bill in VA

Looks like a logo for the back of a Jersey. ...

Looks like a logo for the back of a Jersey. Hmmm...

I just hope they do not get all "billboard" on the tire sidewalls.
03-22-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,068
Posted By Bill in VA

I have been using presta since my I put alloy...

I have been using presta since my I put alloy rims on my Peugeot UO-8 circa 1974. Never ever had a problem. I carry 2 spare presta tubes always. In the old days of 25mm tires is was super easy,...
03-09-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,664
Posted By Bill in VA

Plus one! Best I have found and light. And even...

Plus one! Best I have found and light. And even though the OP said retention is not an issue, these do retain, and even a stainless steel or aluminum bottle. I especially like the Iris cage.
02-21-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Bill in VA

I have learned the hard way that anything claimed...

I have learned the hard way that anything claimed to be "Universal, " especially if costs way less that a specific fit item, usually ends up costing the same once you buy all the stuff to make it fit...
02-21-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,397
Posted By Bill in VA

I regularly rode on the Trexlertown, Pennsylvania...

I regularly rode on the Trexlertown, Pennsylvania (now the Valley Preferred Cycling Center) when it was first built in the mid-1970s. Before it has the grandstands and other additions, you could ride...
02-18-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,331
Posted By Bill in VA

Never underestimate the incentive for baby...

Never underestimate the incentive for baby boomers to live longer just to spite those who say, "Hey Boomer!"
02-11-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Bill in VA

I had heard the term "Sleeping Bobbies" was also...

I had heard the term "Sleeping Bobbies" was also used for speed bumps. IT was used by a former colleague who was from England.
02-01-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,559
Posted By Bill in VA

I do not get those questions. That all stopped...

I do not get those questions. That all stopped when I retired. That is because the worst day being retired is better than the best day at work... :beer:
01-23-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,523
Posted By Bill in VA

The wife and I watch the the Tour, the Giro, and...

The wife and I watch the the Tour, the Giro, and the Vuelta as well as various cyclocross races, and occasional mountain bike events. We also watch the World Championships, especially the track...
01-18-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,128
Posted By Bill in VA

If that was available in the US I would buy it in...

If that was available in the US I would buy it in a flash!!!
01-08-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,586
Posted By Bill in VA

Caution...

Do not use a cap. It protects the insides...

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Especially presta valves. The...
11-02-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,155
Posted By Bill in VA

"Japanese and German screwdrivers put (pick you...

"Japanese and German screwdrivers put (pick you brand) to shame."

ABSOLUTELY! Especially the JIS standard drivers. After getting a good set of JIS screwdrivers at the suggestion of a member here,...
10-27-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By Bill in VA

Yes, that is another option. I have found...

Yes, that is another option.

I have found that over the years with changes in environmental laws and regulations with regard to volatile organic chemicals, paints that used to work for an...
10-26-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,067
Posted By Bill in VA

Your 2 statements are in partial conflict. A...

Your 2 statements are in partial conflict.

A black frame with silver rims is enhanced by black or silver fenders. I could see either as looking good. Like a tux with a nice stainless steel or...
10-17-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,122
Posted By Bill in VA

For a recent bike, the Bianchi Eroica ...

For a recent bike, the Bianchi Eroica
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09-28-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,323
Posted By Bill in VA

There is a tool called a hydraulic dent remover...

There is a tool called a hydraulic dent remover that is used to remove the dents in tubing. There is a variation that is used to remove dents in classic side-by-side shotgun barrels that are dented...
09-15-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Bill in VA

+1!!! This!!! The real wild card on wool...

+1!!! This!!!
The real wild card on wool clothing is whether all the panels are fitted identically 'with the weave' of the fabric. It is easy to 'warp' a wool garment if they are not all aligned. It...
09-09-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Bill in VA

Shimano at REI in early fall. Usually the...

Shimano at REI in early fall. Usually the closeout time, before the Christmas restock. I got my first Shimano SPD shoes for $78. They were technically Mountain shoes, but they have less obvious lugs...
09-01-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,618
Posted By Bill in VA

EZ Mafac Racer setup.

I always found the easiest way to adjust the toe and pads on Mafac Racers was to wrap a strip of inner tube around the rim at the rear of the pad, then use a toe clip strap to tightly pull the brake...
08-23-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,206
Posted By Bill in VA

I have a Kleen Kanteen (sp?) stainless insulated...

I have a Kleen Kanteen (sp?) stainless insulated bottle that I use in the car. In the winter i have had it freeze solid if it goes over a week below freezing. Al long as you leave an inch of air,...
08-23-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,396
Posted By Bill in VA

1. Check with your MD, and if you have one a PT.....

1. Check with your MD, and if you have one a PT..

My father had it. He probably could have ridden (never one of his interests), but due to balance issues, I believe his getting on the bike,...
08-17-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,202
Posted By Bill in VA

I have just 2 bikes now. One is vintage 1973...

I have just 2 bikes now. One is vintage 1973 French Peugeot UO-8, the other is a 2016 Bianchi Volpe. Both are steel. A 1973 Fuji has probably gone to eBay part out heaven.

Tires have gotten far...
08-01-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,071
Posted By Bill in VA

I used to religiously touch up any nick or...

I used to religiously touch up any nick or scratch using Pactra model paints that I custom mixed to match the paints. Then I found the Sharpie worked far better. Now I just apply a dab of primer if a...
07-27-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,545
Posted By Bill in VA

Similar to the old answer to the questions of...

Similar to the old answer to the questions of "How can I lighten my bike?" or "How can I train to go faster?"

Answer: Push yourself away from the table.
07-27-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,230
Posted By Bill in VA

Keep it!!! If it were my grand fortune to...

Keep it!!!

If it were my grand fortune to luck into such a bike I would do the following, but I would not restore it to 100% period exact as it left the factory. My goal would be to have a...
07-26-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,085
Posted By Bill in VA

It is also affecting the Garmin Express app for...

It is also affecting the Garmin Express app for updating maps and systems used on the Auto, Marine, and handheld GPS units.
07-24-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 12,836
Posted By Bill in VA

Jan Heine and Rene Herse (previously Compass)...

Jan Heine and Rene Herse (previously Compass) have always said they worked with Panaracer to develop their tire. Panaracers are well thought of and Rene Herse took a no compromise risk to work with...
07-24-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Bill in VA

I have never had an issue with Shimano Tiagra,...

I have never had an issue with Shimano Tiagra, 105 or Ultegra internal cam QR skewers. I have vertical dropouts, but even so I see no slippage markings.

I agree about the skewers and cams should...
07-23-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 12,836
Posted By Bill in VA

But is it FEELS great, you tend to ride more....

But is it FEELS great, you tend to ride more. Disclaimer: I am a Rene Herse tire fan, and I do not compete.

When I bought my current bike, it came with Vittoria Randenneur 28mm tires. A dreadful,...
07-06-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,446
Posted By Bill in VA

My choice is my bike, a steel...

My choice is my bike, a steel road/cyclocross/gravel/all-road/touring bike depending on what the maker was advertising it at any given iteration in its long life depending on what was popular or...
07-06-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 55,986
Posted By Bill in VA

High test IPAs,(especially Lagunitas),...

High test IPAs,(especially Lagunitas), Jaegermeister, and Sortilege Canadian Whiskey and Maple Syrup liqueur.

Sortilege is a wonderful maple syrup infused whiskey liqueur available only in Canada....
07-03-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,438
Posted By Bill in VA

YES!!! I have found that also. Additionally,...

YES!!! I have found that also. Additionally, the reviews are often NOT of the identical item being sold, but are same brand, but different model. For bike parts I have found Universal Cycle and...
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