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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.
07-31-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,045
Posted By Bill in VA

I have often wanted t try Rain-X, but deferred...

I have often wanted t try Rain-X, but deferred since glasses are costly to deliberately experiment with. I wear progressives and had a set of non-progressive prescription sunglasses. They were...
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."
05-28-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,289
Posted By Bill in VA

When I was a letter carrier in the mid-1970's,...

When I was a letter carrier in the mid-1970's, sorting was a trainee level job - you did that first. That as for non-standard mail (Greeting Cards, odd shaped, anything that could not fit through...
05-07-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,501
Posted By Bill in VA

Cars I have seen in upstate NY and Pennsylvania...

Cars I have seen in upstate NY and Pennsylvania are far, far worse than any I have seen among year-round residents of the Eastern Seaboard.

Moving out of PA to Virginia probably doubled or tripled...
05-04-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,116
Posted By Bill in VA

Other than age related aches and pains, or early...

Other than age related aches and pains, or early season butt pains, my sole pain was the helmet straps would, depending of whether the glasses temples were under the strap or above, would lead to...
04-29-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,498
Posted By Bill in VA

I looked at the VPI ratings, made a short list of...

I looked at the VPI ratings, made a short list of those that I liked, Including it being offered in any color other than black, and fit my price range. I then read some online reviews and then went...
04-27-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Bill in VA

Wait for the newest damage to be inflicted in...

Wait for the newest damage to be inflicted in May... Even slower and more expensive delivery of packages.
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...
04-24-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,152
Posted By Bill in VA

27 x 1 1/8 (28mm) on a vintage Peugeot UO-8.

27 x 1 1/8 (28mm) on a vintage Peugeot UO-8.
04-24-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,535
Posted By Bill in VA

Most of the previous posts cover the UNWELCOME...

Most of the previous posts cover the UNWELCOME aspect.

Because she is tired of getting quickly overtaken by a male rider who then sits on her wheel even when she slows to let them pass, while...
04-23-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By Bill in VA

My bike had Alexrim 36 hole A23 rims stock. I...

My bike had Alexrim 36 hole A23 rims stock. I had a second wheelset built with 36 hole Velocity Dyads for more rough riding or carrying a light load. Since you were looking at Velocity Cliffhangers...
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.
04-01-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 548
Posted By Bill in VA

This is what I use. I used to build models as a...

This is what I use. I used to build models as a kid. I use a really fine camel hair brush for scratches and rubs and can fill a scratch with no overrun to the paint After a day or two of drying,...
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...
12-09-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,582
Posted By Bill in VA

YES! Especially if the cassette has a small cog...

YES! Especially if the cassette has a small cog of 12 versus 11. I use a Shimano Tiagra 4600 Group with 3X crank. More than meets my needs and has been bulletproof. My second bike is a 2X5...
10-25-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,369
Posted By Bill in VA

SImilar concerns exist if using your personal...

SImilar concerns exist if using your personal vehicle to pickup and deliver customers bikes for your business. Companies can deny coverage if using your vehicle as a business vehicle without their...
10-09-21, 03:06 PM
09-26-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,440
Posted By Bill in VA

Arise Zombie Thread! :thumb: This!!! plus...

Arise Zombie Thread! :thumb:

This!!! plus (and/or) a shim made from an aluminum beer or soda can. Adding a single layer of stretchable electrician's tape to one side of the can shim (usually...
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.
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09-16-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,522
Posted By Bill in VA

Who makes that small combo kit with the blue...

Who makes that small combo kit with the blue wrench and black pouch? I like the 2 hex tool handles that look like die holders in the center. Nice, small and very compact.
09-13-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,630
Posted By Bill in VA

Depends on the state, and the type of road in...

Depends on the state, and the type of road in that state.
09-13-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,630
Posted By Bill in VA

The 'rule' for the road is not the same as the...

The 'rule' for the road is not the same as the MUP. However, rather than get all legalistic, there is a certain amount of common sense (or lack thereof) needed by both parties. The person in the...
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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08-19-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,683
Posted By Bill in VA

Yep! I have a '63 Telecaster with a period...

Yep! I have a '63 Telecaster with a period Gibson Humbucker at the neck. Needs re-fret work now, but it was my first electric guitar that I purchased already well-used and modded with a psychedelic...
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?
07-29-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,971
Posted By Bill in VA

As I read all the comments, I counted myself...

As I read all the comments, I counted myself fortunate that my encounters with deer were when I was driving in cars.

But to me, a wild or feral hog in a car and especially a bicycle, would be...
07-29-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,041
Posted By Bill in VA

I have always heard pickle juice is effective. ...

I have always heard pickle juice is effective. It worked for me when I got a leg cramp AFTER the ride. I have never had a during the ride cramp, but have had them at night after an early season...
07-24-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By Bill in VA

I have wide feet. I selected the MKS Sylvan Next...

I have wide feet. I selected the MKS Sylvan Next Touring Pedals (https://www.mkspedal.com/?q=en/product/node/331). They have a pedal platform of W94 x L63 (mm), can take clips and straps or half...
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,802
Posted By Bill in VA

I could not find it again, but there was a thread...

I could not find it again, but there was a thread on using a chainsaw chain (without teeth) on one BF thread. Its on the internet so it must be true. :rolleyes:
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...
06-30-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,196
Posted By Bill in VA

AGREED!!! SIS and indexed shifting for the win...

AGREED!!! SIS and indexed shifting for the win AND general ease of use applicable to all levels of cycling (except fixies).

That said, much of this thread has a lot of venting and sore nerves, as...
06-29-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,820
Posted By Bill in VA

As a former mailman, I never heard of them deter...

As a former mailman, I never heard of them deter a determined, angry dog. My trick was to confront the dog, yell, and throw a biscuit, and back away, quickly. Fortunately, it always worked.
06-29-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bill in VA

From my experience that depends on the tire. I...

From my experience that depends on the tire. I have had flats in the last tread row and was told they were fixable. Interestingly, twice, the repair place told me that is it was other than a...
06-28-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,944
Posted By Bill in VA

MKS makes a deep (top to bottom) toe clip that is...

MKS makes a deep (top to bottom) toe clip that is very roomy. Mine will allow me to use Merrell Moab hiking shoes without jamming the toes.
06-28-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,944
Posted By Bill in VA

When I reverted back to toeclips and straps...

When I reverted back to toeclips and straps (TC&S) from the SPD, I immediately went into the old stash of my riding stuff (now genuinely not retro, but OLD) and got out the Avocet Touring shoes. Boy...
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...
06-27-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,523
Posted By Bill in VA

My rack is a Tubus Vega Evo. It is a sleek,...

My rack is a Tubus Vega Evo.

It is a sleek, narrow basic rack made of CrMo steel tubing and lighter than most aluminum racks. They are also very well constructed. I also added the available...
06-24-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,456
Posted By Bill in VA

I use full length frame pumps that fit in front...

I use full length frame pumps that fit in front of the seat tube or under the top tube. Depends on the bike. The wife uses a vintage Silca Impero, I used an Impero, but now use a Zefal HPX. Both...
06-24-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,456
Posted By Bill in VA

I took it to mean the fools that discard the...

I took it to mean the fools that discard the empty cartridges along the road or trail.
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, 01:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,470
Posted By Bill in VA

I try to avoid loans for anything except a new...

I try to avoid loans for anything except a new car (or a house). To me, a car loan at 2% or lower, and using payroll deduction makes it feel like it is free...:lol: However, after the loan is paid,...
06-23-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bill in VA

Very true words here and in previous posts. One...

Very true words here and in previous posts. One week of riding is not enough time to test a saddle.

I had the opposite problem. The new bike and saddle felt GREAT. I did a lot of local riding,...
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...
06-19-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,942
Posted By Bill in VA

That is so dependent upon the number of rear cogs...

That is so dependent upon the number of rear cogs and chainrings, plus the design of the front derailleur, that such a generalized statement is just NOT the case.

Case in point, I have a Tiagra...
06-18-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,942
Posted By Bill in VA

I like this. Now my 3X is in reality a new...

I like this. Now my 3X is in reality a new trendy 1X with 2 backups... :D
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..
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