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10-27-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,850
Posted By noglider

Ooh, I found another picture of Waffle....

Ooh, I found another picture of Waffle. Greyhounds are good at looking regal. They are the laziest dog breed. They have no stamina, and they like to lie on soft surfaces.

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10-27-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,850
Posted By noglider

I love this thread. It makes me smile. ...

I love this thread. It makes me smile.
xiaoman1, your dog is lovely. We had two racing (full size) greyhounds. Here is Waffle in 2017 at age 14, a few months before we had to put her down.

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10-27-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By noglider

At this price, this won't last.

At this price, this won't last.
10-26-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,850
Posted By noglider

My granddog and grandcats are staying with us for...

My granddog and grandcats are staying with us for a couple of months. Here is Cairo who likes to lie on the cat bed.

...
10-23-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,990
Posted By noglider

I like most of the new gearing systems, mostly....

I like most of the new gearing systems, mostly. They are finicky and less durable, but they're nice to ride. Truly 8 speeds are enough in most cases. I upgraded our tandem from 3x7 to 3x11. That was...
10-23-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By noglider

Ladies bike because of the colors?

Ladies bike because of the colors?
10-23-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,021
Posted By noglider

The fall colors. Shifting my gears after...

The fall colors.

Shifting my gears after tweaking them and realizing I did a great job and they work perfectly now.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By noglider

I have no interest in telling people what mirror...

I have no interest in telling people what mirror is best for them. I respect handlebar mirrors. I use an eyeglass mirror. The advantage you post is real. Motorists behind me don't know I see them. I...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,357
Posted By noglider

I was in Information Technology for 34 years. I'm...

I was in Information Technology for 34 years. I'm back in college to finish the Computer Science degree I left undone over 30 years ago, and when I grow up, I'm going to be a school teacher.
10-23-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 463
Posted By noglider

I'm glad to help, Roger M! I've been buying from...

I'm glad to help, Roger M! I've been buying from them for years. The website is slightly wobbly with some things not translated properly (or at all) but the service has been rock solid, and the...
10-22-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By noglider

I think fashion also dictated tight clearances. I...

I think fashion also dictated tight clearances. I was a shop mechanic from 1978 through 1984. I saw clearances get tighter over those years. We liked the looks of those short reach brakes. We might...
10-21-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
Posted By noglider

I didn't have much time this morning before my...

I didn't have much time this morning before my virtual class, so I rode a 5 mile loop as quickly as possible. My average speed was up compared with the last few months. I'm in Ulster County, NY, and...
10-20-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 291,010
Posted By noglider

francophile, 559 is the actual measurement, and...

francophile, 559 is the actual measurement, and it's an unambiguous way of saying MTB size (26") tires. There are other 26" sizes:

Schwinn S6 = 597mm
650a = 590mm aka 26x1-3/8"
650b = 584mm aka...
10-20-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 454
Posted By noglider

I would use grease or blue Loctite. Blue Loctite...

I would use grease or blue Loctite. Blue Loctite doesn't make anything hard to remove. I'm not sure it would help keep the cup in at all, but it won't hurt, either. I've heard of people using red...
10-20-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,829
Posted By noglider

Same here. I've ridden gravel on fancy-dancy road...

Same here. I've ridden gravel on fancy-dancy road racing bikes. I was on a group ride with a gang of about ten cyclists on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail. It's a pretty rough trail though it's not...
10-20-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,703
Views: 327,245
Posted By noglider

JacobLee, yes, I spread the rear of the frame. I...

JacobLee, yes, I spread the rear of the frame. I used the string test to get the rear end centered. I used dropout alignment gauges to make the dropouts parallel, and I used a derailleur alignment...
10-20-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,834
Posted By noglider

RobNew, welcome to bikeforums. The Peugeot bikes...

RobNew, welcome to bikeforums. The Peugeot bikes of that era were designed to export to many markets as well as to be used domestically. I don't think 27" wheels were ever popular on the European...
10-18-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 141,100
Posted By noglider

True. No particular design is for everyone, and...

True. No particular design is for everyone, and no one will like all kinds. I've always had an inflexible back, even when I was young.
10-18-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By noglider

I agree with this. I have the preceding tire, and...

I agree with this. I have the preceding tire, and it's impressive, and I hear the GP 5000 is even impressiver.
10-18-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By noglider

Holy ... ... ... I don't know what to say.

Holy ... ... ... I don't know what to say.
10-18-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By noglider

Not a bad bike, but that saddle wouldn't last a...

Not a bad bike, but that saddle wouldn't last a minute under my butt.
10-18-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6,630
Views: 600,264
Posted By noglider

merziac, you did the right thing by starting with...

merziac, you did the right thing by starting with the @-sign. Then when you get the drop-down menu, do NOT choose the name you want. Just keep typing. It's a stupid user interface, because you're...
10-18-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By noglider

Are you serious? I can't tell. I used my Brother...

Are you serious? I can't tell. I used my Brother P-Touch label maker.
10-15-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By noglider

Lovely pictures. I towed my two kids in a trailer...

Lovely pictures. I towed my two kids in a trailer like that one. Nice memories. Now my daughter-in-law is talking about having kids. I'm excited.
10-14-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,193
Posted By noglider

I get radical top speeds when GPS thinks I'm...

I get radical top speeds when GPS thinks I'm zigzagging through buildings and onto the river, but not very often.
10-14-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,675
Posted By noglider

Spokes and rims have gotten much better, too. I...

Spokes and rims have gotten much better, too. I was a full time bike mechanic from 1978 through 1984. I first got my hands on DT spokes in around 1981. Holy moly, what an improvement, not just more...
10-14-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By noglider

No matter what it is, the weight of the frame is...

No matter what it is, the weight of the frame is a rough predictor of the value and the quality of the ride. If it is light, keep it, build it up, and ride it.
10-12-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By noglider

This shows us how low our expectations are of...

This shows us how low our expectations are of Chinese made goods, and it isn't justified. When I was a kid, whenever we saw "Made in Japan" on something, we would laugh. Then the stuff got good. Now...
10-12-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By noglider

The bike has MTB wheels (26" aka 559mm BSD). Yes,...

The bike has MTB wheels (26" aka 559mm BSD). Yes, we really spin out, but my spouse does not spin fast and is not willing to work on increasing her cadence.

Independent coasting would be nice.

...
10-09-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 838
Posted By noglider

The price is now $29 and dropping...

The price is now $29 and dropping (https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/brooks-cambium-rubber-handlebar-tape). 13 hours left as of now.
10-09-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By noglider

Thanks, everyone. I'm convinced that trying a NW...

Thanks, everyone. I'm convinced that trying a NW chainring is a very bad idea. Thanks for the links to bikefriday. It's a thought, but the ring costs $110, so that's a serious consideration. I...
10-08-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 838
Posted By noglider

Now that you ask, I'm not sure. I'll see if I...

Now that you ask, I'm not sure. I'll see if I still have the package. It feels like cotton on rubber, but it might be synthetic on rubber.
10-08-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 838
Posted By noglider

I just put Brooks Cambium tape on my bike. There...

I just put Brooks Cambium tape on my bike. There are bad reviews of it because it's inflexible and hard to install. I didn't find it hard, and I love the feel. This may be my favorite tape, and it...
10-08-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,921
Posted By noglider

My 1971 Raleigh Super Course takes 700c 37mm...

My 1971 Raleigh Super Course takes 700c 37mm tires with only a little coaxing. The Super Course was made in large volume, so finding one should not be hard. It's a bit on the heavy side, but everyone...
10-08-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By noglider

Nice bike. I'd say 1960s but that's just an...

Nice bike. I'd say 1960s but that's just an educated guess.
10-08-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By noglider

That theory makes sense. Have you seen it in...

That theory makes sense. Have you seen it in practice? As John von Neumann said, "In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is." ;)
10-06-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,392
Posted By noglider

There are only a few brands to avoid, and they've...

There are only a few brands to avoid, and they've been out of production for a long time.
10-06-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23,293
Views: 2,689,984
Posted By noglider

Well done, Prowler. Not everyone will agree, but...

Well done, Prowler. Not everyone will agree, but you did what I would do. If oil gets it to work, then don't do anything else.

If, however, you decide to disassemble the hub, you'll find it easy...
10-05-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,287
Posted By noglider

I also towed about 120 lbs of belgian blocks in...

I also towed about 120 lbs of belgian blocks in my kiddie trailer. People yelled at me from the sidewalk, saying, "Hey where yo' kids at!"
10-03-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By noglider

In the 70s some of us used the word "sandow" for...

In the 70s some of us used the word "sandow" for "bungie."
10-03-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 913
Posted By noglider

My nmemonic is "the pedal that you put your LEFT...

My nmemonic is "the pedal that you put your LEFT foot on is LEFT-threaded."
10-03-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By noglider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8tYhI8OHxI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8tYhI8OHxI
10-03-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6,630
Views: 600,264
Posted By noglider

ascherer B&M dynamo lights aren't amazingly...

ascherer B&M dynamo lights aren't amazingly bright. German law doesn't (or didn't) allow more than 3 watts which is boneheaded. So they engineered the heck out of the optics. If you aim it right,...
10-03-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,287
Posted By noglider

A watermelon OK that's not so weird.

A watermelon

OK that's not so weird.
10-03-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,210
Posted By noglider

We once had a turkey stand on the rail of our...

We once had a turkey stand on the rail of our back deck. Booger was a very feisty cat, so my spouse sent him out to chase the turkey. Booger said, "No way, I'm not messing with that thing."

...
10-03-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,105
Posted By noglider

I went to a meeting of a bike club and there were...

I went to a meeting of a bike club and there were speakers there from one of the local randonneurs' groups. I learned that the average age of someone in the sport is 51. That should give hope to a...
10-03-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By noglider

It is broken but you can make it work by *not*...

It is broken but you can make it work by *not* selecting the name from the dropdown menu. I know it's strange. Example: tricky, vintagerando.
10-01-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,723
Posted By noglider

scarlson for about a year I had a job in the...

scarlson for about a year I had a job in the Engineering school at Columbia University. The makerspace was down the hall from my office, and the chief said I could use it any time for free. Like a...
10-01-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,105
Posted By noglider

It doesn't matter what one person or a group...

It doesn't matter what one person or a group thinks it's worth. It might be worth it to you. Most of us here are bargain shoppers. I am pathologically frugal. It can take me years to build a bike...
10-01-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,241
Posted By noglider

Patent wars make me sad, especially because I and...

Patent wars make me sad, especially because I and many cow-orkers lost our jobs as a result of one, and it was one that I feel was meritless. These wars are usually based on how deep one's pockets...
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