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09-21-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill in VA

The front derailleurs pictured on that link will...

The front derailleurs pictured on that link will last forever as the are all metal. No real risk to buying used. I had one go for 40+ years. The key to smoothness and longevity is in a previous...
07-31-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Bill in VA

They are a little more than your initially listed...

They are a little more than your initially listed prices, but Rene Herse has a good selection of 650B tires. They are made by Panaracer to Rene Herse specs.
05-28-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,270
Posted By Bill in VA

FIrst saying was, "Don't Fall" Second was,...

FIrst saying was, "Don't Fall"

Second was, "If you want to lighten the bike, push away from the table."
04-25-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 59,001
Posted By Bill in VA

I had many, many years or riding with toe clips...

I had many, many years or riding with toe clips and straps. The vast majority of those years were with dedicated cycling shoes, sometimes using slotted cleats, but more times without the slotted...
04-23-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,535
Posted By Bill in VA

A friend who rides with our group on vacation...

A friend who rides with our group on vacation asked why I carried a frame pump. As she had one on her bike, I answered 'for the same reason you do'. She said she used CO2, and said "The pump was in...
04-02-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 73,677
Posted By Bill in VA

I would ride it if it was a classic Mixte from...

I would ride it if it was a classic Mixte from the '70s I always liked the look of multi-triangles.
01-25-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,401
Posted By Bill in VA

I have never had a bee in the helmet, but I have...

I have never had a bee in the helmet, but I have had stinging insects get under my sunglasses and had wasps fly down my jersey neck and/or up the sleeve. A honeybee stings once and leaves the...
09-20-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,826
Posted By Bill in VA

Plus 1 on the Bianchi Volpe. Mine is not...

Plus 1 on the Bianchi Volpe.

Mine is not vintage, but a 2015/6, but it has met my goals for being a traditional look with more modern cassette and indexed shifting.
...
09-01-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,692
Posted By Bill in VA

And what is wrong with that? 1962 Morgan (UK) ...

And what is wrong with that? 1962 Morgan (UK)


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08-18-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,558
Posted By Bill in VA

So I guess my old coffee can filled with 2" of...

So I guess my old coffee can filled with 2" of Coleman Lantern Fluid is too basic...? Even if I swirl it?
07-09-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,454
Posted By Bill in VA

My largest beef with Amazon is that the ratings...

My largest beef with Amazon is that the ratings often include ratings for items that are not for the exact product you are buying. I have looked at items where the ratings reference features not...
06-30-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By Bill in VA

On tools, I go by the old saying, you can "pay me...

On tools, I go by the old saying, you can "pay me now or pay me later." A good cheap tool may last for 'enough' jobs, OR it may damage what you are working on with poor specs or manufacturing on the...
06-27-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bill in VA

Every auto flat I have ever had has been from a...

Every auto flat I have ever had has been from a screw. The one positive is they do not come out easily and I had had some where the heads have worn off with no loss of air (BIG kudos to Michelin...
06-23-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,702
Posted By Bill in VA

This is the ONLY negative I have about polarized...

This is the ONLY negative I have about polarized glasses and moving your head will fix it. I first discovered it with my car radio screen, and on a handheld GPS, but neither were even remotely...
06-23-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,923
Posted By Bill in VA

If you have frame flex even the highest tech...

If you have frame flex even the highest tech crank and the stiffest chainrings will still rub. You "might" get rid of some of the rubbing with very careful front derailleur stop screw adjustments...
06-18-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By Bill in VA

The best way to kill click torque wrench accuracy...

The best way to kill click torque wrench accuracy is to leave it set on a weight. They should always be returned to zero after use. Some have a marking called rest instead of zero..
06-17-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,759
Posted By Bill in VA

Most times people say iPhone or Android photos...

Most times people say iPhone or Android photos are not clear it is NOT the smartphone, especially if a newer model, but how they hold it when actually taking a photo. I was very impressed with my...
06-17-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,476
Posted By Bill in VA

Yet BF is filled with complaints about presta...

Yet BF is filled with complaints about presta valves vs. schrader valves, broken valves, and pumping technique, etc. Never assume anything is easy. Some people are masters at creating disasters.
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06-16-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,476
Posted By Bill in VA

When a friend on a ride groused about his wheel...

When a friend on a ride groused about his wheel needing to be trued, I pulled over and told him I had found a truing stand. When he stopped and turned around to look, I turned my bike upside down...
06-10-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By Bill in VA

I am retired, what is a week?

I am retired, what is a week?
06-08-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,503
Posted By Bill in VA

A man of honesty. Been there done that with...

A man of honesty.

Been there done that with a French BB for cottered cranks. Not sure which bugged me the most, the BB issues or the PITA cotters. I succeeded with the BB after using ever swear...
06-06-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,659
Posted By Bill in VA

I had an older Bell helmet that was...

I had an older Bell helmet that was universal-sized with a wheel adjustment to tighten it. I liked it, but was looking for something a bit more sized AND being lighter in weight was a plus. I also...
06-03-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,957
Posted By Bill in VA

My experience with bicycle disc brakes is...

My experience with bicycle disc brakes is minimal, but with solid rotor discs on cars or motorcycles, I have seen warping and cracking when they get too worn. As a bicycle disc is thinner and...
06-01-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,620
Posted By Bill in VA

You do not have to give a specific piece of data....

You do not have to give a specific piece of data. With a lot of different data points, from disparate sources, using analytical software you can identify points in common and with fine tuning of the...
05-24-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,846
Posted By Bill in VA

Continental and Rene Herse (by Panaracer)

Continental and Rene Herse (by Panaracer)
05-21-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By Bill in VA

+ 1 for both Velocity Dyads and Bill Mould. I had...

+ 1 for both Velocity Dyads and Bill Mould. I had him make a set in Spring 2019 and I am very, very happy. I spec'ced 700c 36 hole silver MSW Dyads with Sapim butted spokes and securelocks and...
05-17-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,814
Posted By Bill in VA

Yep, that is what they will do. Reload the backup...

Yep, that is what they will do. Reload the backup or system image with the original vulnerable software and configuration settings.
Just more of the same.

As long as there are stock performance...
05-15-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,706
Posted By Bill in VA

I have them also, BUT, they turn on way after I...

I have them also, BUT, they turn on way after I would normally turn them on in the evening. For a garage they work, but not for dusk. As a result I never use the auto feature. Now my wife's old...
05-12-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,706
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: 831
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: 66
Views: 5,289
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: 1,018
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: 1,018
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: 3,343
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: 3,983
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: 3,983
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...
04-19-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,370
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: 9
Views: 2,168
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: 956
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: 19,467
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: 5,544
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: 1,127
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: 976
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: 156
Views: 11,046
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: 23
Views: 1,343
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: 7,830
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: 5,393
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: 1,097
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: 2,473
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: 7,435
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!"
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