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05-12-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 587
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"...
05-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 573
Posted By Bill in VA

This was my situation also, although I was born...

This was my situation also, although I was born 10 years earlier. The vast majority of boys rode a bike to elementary school, as did many of the girls. The rest all walked. Bike locks were rarely...
05-11-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
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, 11:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,875
Posted By Bill in VA

Just looking at that saddle makes my butt hurt!!!...

Just looking at that saddle makes my butt hurt!!! That is a nice looking bike. Good score!
05-10-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,120
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...
05-08-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bill in VA

I remember that location as Genesis Bicycles from...

I remember that location as Genesis Bicycles from when I lived in the Lehigh Valley over 40 years ago. They built my first set of custom wheels that were among the best I ever rode and lasted many,...
05-07-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,570
Posted By Bill in VA

Failure to master a technology does not mean it...

Failure to master a technology does not mean it does not work. Toe clips and straps were part of the professional peloton for many, many years until the clipless introduction and are still used in...
05-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
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, 02:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,061
Posted By Bill in VA

So, did your posting the picture result in the...

So, did your posting the picture result in the desired crowd of people with tar and feathers and torches and pitchforks?
05-06-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 746
Posted By Bill in VA

Yep! 50 years after those big outdoor concerts...

Yep! 50 years after those big outdoor concerts (or put your favorite activity HERE), you pay the piper..., and it was not Ian Anderson's flute.
05-06-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
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: 1,392
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...
05-06-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,774
Posted By Bill in VA

I like the Aurora because I like traditional...

I like the Aurora because I like traditional mixte frames.(and Reynolds 531 at that), but the rest..., meh for me. IGHs intrigue me, but that Aurora really cries out for a nice silver rear...
05-03-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,429
Posted By Bill in VA

I have had great experiences with Conti GP4000SII...

I have had great experiences with Conti GP4000SII and GP5000 in 28mm for unloaded riding. Both have been wonderful riding with great grip in the damp and low rolling resistance, and were/are also...
04-28-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By Bill in VA

Costco has carried the trashcan sheds (at least...

Costco has carried the trashcan sheds (at least in Northern Virginia area) As they are for the large rolling cans at least 2 bikes would easily fit as I was considering getting one for that reason. ...
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, 08:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,551
Posted By Bill in VA

It all comes down to the number of clicks for the...

It all comes down to the number of clicks for the media. How many times in recent years have you seen a headline and had to re-read the article to even find the nexus to the headline.

Cicadas are...
04-28-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,551
Posted By Bill in VA

I was up in Lehigh County last year and they were...

I was up in Lehigh County last year and they were really bad. They were everywhere.
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, 07:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,630
Posted By Bill in VA

I am using CF fishing rods from trout to big surf...

I am using CF fishing rods from trout to big surf poles that are as old as 35+ years and my wife is using golf clubs with CF shafts almost as old. Never a break, delamination, split, unwinding, or...
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,825
Posted By Bill in VA

Hand protection, some padding, and it allows me...

Hand protection, some padding, and it allows me to reach down while riding and wipe debris off the tire before it can cause a flat.
04-26-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,384
Posted By Bill in VA

+1! Yes, those were the days! :50: There were...

+1!
Yes, those were the days! :50: There were less cars and they were car height.

More sane? Maybe, but drivers then were definitely not poking at GPS units, touch infotainment screens, or...
04-26-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,057
Posted By Bill in VA

That part about paint weight was just a pun. But...

That part about paint weight was just a pun. But seriously, I think the look you got is great. It the Cerakote on your bike the air or oven cure? I do know it is very scratch resistant, especially...
04-25-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,057
Posted By Bill in VA

Not my color choices, but it looks very good, in...

Not my color choices, but it looks very good, in a custom bike way.

I would go pink on the large chainring and seatpost (hard for me to say since I am a real silver component fan), to match the...
04-24-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,313
Posted By Bill in VA

We have had coyotes and foxes in the Washington,...

We have had coyotes and foxes in the Washington, DC Virginia suburbs for years. Not a big deal. They might follow us on a bike ride or a dog walk, but that was usually the kits or pups and mama would...
04-24-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,313
Posted By Bill in VA

Been there done that!!! As kids we did a...

Been there done that!!!

As kids we did a variation. https://www.bikeforums.net/20831053-post116.html
04-19-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
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: 826
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...
04-17-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,333
Posted By Bill in VA

I have a pair of these MUSA pants also and a set...

I have a pair of these MUSA pants also and a set of the older MUSA shorts. I like the long pants, but find the leg holes on the shorts to be a bit wider than I like. I have since changed to a pair...
04-16-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,001
Posted By Bill in VA

For me straps work ONLY IF there are buckles of...

For me straps work ONLY IF there are buckles of some type, velcro alone does not cut it. I have an old Cannondale tubular tire bag that has two zipper compartments; one on each side. It easily...
04-15-21, 02:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,359
Posted By Bill in VA

I found the Conti GP4000SII in 28 when inflated...

I found the Conti GP4000SII in 28 when inflated on my Alexrims A23 rims measured 30.5mm on my bike. Tried to see if it would fit the wife's older Bianchi road bike (w/25mm) and no go on height. ...
04-13-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 955
Posted By Bill in VA

I am a real fan of chromed forks and stays. I...

I am a real fan of chromed forks and stays. I once looked into re-chroming of a fork. The 2 shops I spoke with while very experienced with auto and motorcycles parts, were very reluctant to work of...
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, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 668
Posted By Bill in VA

Actually, I just notice the OP photo was of a...

Actually, I just notice the OP photo was of a Curt Hitches extension and Curt Hitches was the manufacturer that had the specific warning in the PDF of their instructions about using an upper tie...
04-12-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,309
Posted By Bill in VA

This is wisdom! Actually, I bought my first...

This is wisdom!

Actually, I bought my first Compass (now Rene Herse) 28mm tires for two features, lightweight and had tan sidewalls in a world of black sidewalls, in hopes of duplicating (or what...
04-12-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,279
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...
04-12-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,801
Posted By Bill in VA

Modelers will use a masking solution that can be...

Modelers will use a masking solution that can be painted on with artists real camel hair (IMPORTANT!!!) brushes. THe camel hair flows the liquid way better than any other except for sable. Both are...
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.)...
04-11-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 668
Posted By Bill in VA

From my searching for a hitch that could tow AND...

From my searching for a hitch that could tow AND also take a bike rack, you need to carefully read ALL the instructions, both for use and mounting, of the hitch, the rack, and any other components. ...
04-09-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,077
Posted By Bill in VA

I have never used kevlar belted tires,...

I have never used kevlar belted tires, gatorskins, etc. I started the wipers with cotton and silk tubulars, and kept them when I went to clinchers. I tried a flat resistant tire and hated them. ...
04-06-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,077
Posted By Bill in VA

For the not dead and heavy liners, or the mess of...

For the not dead and heavy liners, or the mess of sealant, try a tire saver, a/k/a flint catcher, or tire wiper. I have used them since the first bike boom and they do work....
04-06-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Bill in VA

Or, take out a bike you rode 18 years ago, and do...

Or, take out a bike you rode 18 years ago, and do a pre-ride checkup for lubrication and inspection. The Phil Wood bearing grease in the hubs, BB and headset was still fine. Brake and derailleur...
04-06-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Bill in VA

Does not work for me from the Eastern USA....

Does not work for me from the Eastern USA. Initially, Firefox v87 warns about it being a non-HTTPS site, but even a click thought gives the time out warning. DownDetector.com cannot locate the...
04-06-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By Bill in VA

Most Shimano shoes in 2 bolt SPD or flat no cleat...

Most Shimano shoes in 2 bolt SPD or flat no cleat style are very nice for my 2E feet.
04-06-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,976
Posted By Bill in VA

As it would be steel or Ti, black (Glossy or...

As it would be steel or Ti, black (Glossy or Satin) with a gloss red panel on the seat tube with a narrow red band above and below the panel. Downtube bike name in white. If lugged steel, a red head...
04-05-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By Bill in VA

From the photo, it looks like the rear section of...

From the photo, it looks like the rear section of the plate bends up. That would prevent twisting of the plate, as well as stiffening it due to the right angles part. Grinding that down for...
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...
04-05-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,916
Posted By Bill in VA

In a small ziplock sandwich bag in a small...

In a small ziplock sandwich bag in a small burrito handlebar bag (3" x 8.5"). Before that in the same plastic bag in a center or side zippered jersey pocket or a cargo pocket. The small HB burrito...
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