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08-03-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 78
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Posted By jimmuller

Don't forget the needlenose pliers! And...

Don't forget the needlenose pliers!

And holding the bike up with what, nothing? Ah, an invisible anti-gravity pod.
08-02-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,005
Posted By jimmuller

Since this thread has come back to life: ...

Since this thread has come back to life:

When this pic was taken the bike was 38 years old. Peugeot UO-8.
http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/UO8_38yearsold.jpg

It has gone through several...
07-20-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 65,854
Posted By jimmuller

Lucky you. I haven't ridden a bike outdoors for...

Lucky you. I haven't ridden a bike outdoors for months.

Sooner or later I'll probably get a flat on the rear tire of the Bianchi on the trainer. I'm sure Zwift will put some nails out on the...
07-08-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,043
Posted By jimmuller

Retro-grouch? I'm enough of a retro-grouch to be...

Retro-grouch? I'm enough of a retro-grouch to be consider in the high-risk group. I'm not sure how grouchy I am though.
Forum: Northeast
07-08-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

Good on you! Though I wouldn't expected anything...

Good on you! Though I wouldn't expected anything less.

I wonder what is going on in BF these days? I haven't been reading it much. Done no wrenching 'cuz I got nuthin' to do wrench-wise. Been...
06-03-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 154,860
Posted By jimmuller

My tubular tires and my clincher tires too are...

My tubular tires and my clincher tires too are sitting unused, all except for those on the Bianchi which goes on the trainer now.
06-02-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By jimmuller

Thanks, Tom. We have been riding maybe two out...

Thanks, Tom.
We have been riding maybe two out of every three days and enjoying the experience. I did a lap of the UCI Richmond course. (That's my hometown.) My youngest brother has been following...
Forum: Northeast
05-31-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

Anybody who can ride up to Fruitlands is okay in...

Anybody who can ride up to Fruitlands is okay in my book! :thumb:

We took our canoe out to the Concord River today. Started at the 225 bridge, paddled down to Monument Rd and back. Strong...
05-27-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By jimmuller

I still don't know if any of you are still...

I still don't know if any of you are still interested. But there are some good developments. About Rouvy, I decided the main reason I didn't get a decent technical answer from them is that their...
Forum: Northeast
05-22-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

Rod, sometimes I run out of patience seeing...

Rod, sometimes I run out of patience seeing zillions of pics of commonplace scenes but I am always astounded by your ability to photograph details I have never noticed!
05-19-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By jimmuller

Well, I don't know if any of you are still...

Well, I don't know if any of you are still interested and I am about done with this subject myself. So I'll write this last note and then go back to my usual haunt in BF.

I have had technical...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

Ah, you know Richmond, do you? The cobblestones...

Ah, you know Richmond, do you? The cobblestones are still there in the Zwift course, and their audio makes the appropriate noises but for some strange reason I didn't feel them through the bike...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

Yesterday's weather being cool, cloudy, and dry,...

Yesterday's weather being cool, cloudy, and dry, I took the Bianchi out to the back yard and rode one training lap of the UCI Richmond course (my hometown). Even recognized some of the landmarks and...
05-16-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By jimmuller

Here is today's ride report. I set up the trainer...

Here is today's ride report. I set up the trainer outdoors and decided to run my phone instead of dragging my laptop outside. I first tried the Rouvy AR app but it had the same problem as before,...
05-16-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By jimmuller

I was not aware that was a known limitation. It...

I was not aware that was a known limitation. It was never mentioned in any of the reviews I saw. However my cadence is typically around 90 to 110. Just getting it to pair means getting on the...
Forum: Northeast
05-16-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

You might have me confused with mr_bill, no? To...

You might have me confused with mr_bill, no? To my knowledge mrs_bill doesn't have an arm problem. Anyway, thanks for asking. My sweetie's arm is coming along nicely. She's doing PT to regain, as she...
05-15-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By jimmuller

So far... This is more a comment on the various...

So far... This is more a comment on the various apps than the sensors. The sensors seem to work. The speed sensor is easy to install on or remove from a traditional hub. The cadence sensor wants to...
05-14-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By jimmuller

I (actually my wife) ended up ordering a Wahoo...

I (actually my wife) ended up ordering a Wahoo set of speed and cadence sensors. I've tried them with Rouvy Workouts, Rouvy AR, and Zwift apps on my Android phonevia Bluetooth with some success. I...
05-12-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 154,860
Posted By jimmuller

If they have removable valve cores, have you...

If they have removable valve cores, have you tried squirting some Stan's Tire Seal into them? Of course, "Not holding air" is all relative. Latex tubes lose air all by themselves, no leaks required.
Forum: Northeast
05-07-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

What in some circles is referred to as chain...

What in some circles is referred to as chain suck. With just the right combination of tooth spacing, chain ring separation, chain flexion, and stretching the chain gets stuck on a tooth on both chain...
05-05-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 154,860
Posted By jimmuller

I too started putting Stans in my new tires. ...

I too started putting Stans in my new tires. Until this covidean-19'ish thingy hit I was commuting maybe half my days on tubulars. That's a round trip of 35 miles, lots of opportunities for flats. ...
Forum: Northeast
05-03-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

Any post about bike commuting is a good one...

Any post about bike commuting is a good one regardless of where it is posted. :thumb:
05-02-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By jimmuller

Speed sensor recommendations please

Apologies if this has been beat to death already. Though I like gadgets my bikes are all vintage steel and I usually hang out in the C&V when on BF. So if this has been discussed before I wouldn't...
05-02-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 154,860
Posted By jimmuller

On the one time I lent a tubular to a non-tubular...

On the one time I lent a tubular to a non-tubular rider, and probably whenever I do it again, the reason I was carrying a spare tubular at all was so I'd have a spare for my own flat!
My experience...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

John, I thought about you as Sharon and I did our...

John, I thought about you as Sharon and I did our morning walk wearing masks at 8:30 AM. Waltham now requires masks on everyone over 5 in any public space. Was wondering how you and Susan were doing....
04-28-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 154,860
Posted By jimmuller

Great! But why were you carrying a tubular tire...

Great! But why were you carrying a tubular tire on a bike with clincher wheels? This a story worth telling, I am sure.
04-28-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 154,860
Posted By jimmuller

Good point, never tried it though because I've...

Good point, never tried it though because I've always had a spare tubular rim sitting around.

Tubulars fit on a 700c clincher rim well enough to ride when the situation requires it. I mentioned...
04-26-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 154,860
Posted By jimmuller

There be some superb "toleranced" tires which are...

There be some superb "toleranced" tires which are tight on some superb "toleranced" rims. The tires eventually loosen up to what some people would consider normal, but even so, a tool like that is a...
Forum: Northeast
04-19-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

I finally got to ride outdoors today, and on a...

I finally got to ride outdoors today, and on a vintage French bike yet! I mounted my Peugeot UO8 on the trainer in the back yard and rode for an hour. Such lovely spring day.
Forum: Northeast
04-18-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

He! Great idea. It would take up most of the...

He! Great idea. It would take up most of the living room! And I'd end up doing most of the work....
Forum: Northeast
04-18-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

I'm reading about all of y'all's riding exploits...

I'm reading about all of y'all's riding exploits and wishing I could ride too. My sweetie won't let me and truth be told, as high-risk person I'd be a bit cautious anyway.

Instead I ride in the...
04-15-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,820
Posted By jimmuller

Ah.

Ah.
04-14-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,820
Posted By jimmuller

Only if it won't get us kicked off BF. In...

Only if it won't get us kicked off BF.

In other business news, the local supermarket chain Stop & Shop was supposed to merge with A & P, the new chain to be called Stop & P.

And of course there...
Forum: Northeast
04-11-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

Hi, Mike. Will do, and yourself too. We took a...

Hi, Mike. Will do, and yourself too. We took a spill a month or so ago. Just starting out, pulling out from Mendon Rd after having visited the, ah, parking lot at Great Meadows. Just as we started we...
04-11-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 154,860
Posted By jimmuller

Well, that really is tutally tobuler.

Well, that really is tutally tobuler.
04-11-20, 03:22 PM
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Views: 258,315
Posted By jimmuller

jonwvara, if that frame was 1" smaller and if I...

jonwvara, if that frame was 1" smaller and if I needed another bike (which we all do, I suppose) I'd be tempted.

Truth be told, I don't get to ride the ride the bikes I already have.
Forum: Northeast
04-11-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

Drop bar blue tandems? Were they vintage tandems?...

Drop bar blue tandems? Were they vintage tandems? Alas, 'twasn't us. I wish. Sharon is still recovering from her broken arm from our last tandem outing, and in any case, she won't even let me ride...
04-06-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,820
Posted By jimmuller

There are some interesting old rail lines in New...

There are some interesting old rail lines in New England. Periodically someone wants to start one up.

There were plans to connect the Kankamagus Highway to Lake Champlain. They were going to...
04-05-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 154,860
Posted By jimmuller

I put mine on a rim.

I put mine on a rim.
04-04-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,820
Posted By jimmuller

What crappy street signs? I've never seen any...

What crappy street signs? I've never seen any crappy street signs.

http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/MnMnBike.jpg
04-03-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,820
Posted By jimmuller

Oh, I know it was completed but we were told not...

Oh, I know it was completed but we were told not to tell anyone, just deny it if asked.
04-03-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,820
Posted By jimmuller

As I recall, the commuter rail track through the...

As I recall, the commuter rail track through the tunnel was never completed.
04-03-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By jimmuller

Riding indoors for the past two weeks. Probably...

Riding indoors for the past two weeks. Probably keep doing so for another month at least.

Besides the health risk, it has been cold and rainy.
03-31-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By jimmuller

If you have any spare axle hole rifling I'll take...

If you have any spare axle hole rifling I'll take it and pay for shipping. Don't need the cups, just the rifling.
03-30-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15,817
Views: 1,627,160
Posted By jimmuller

Thanks. The build took a long time but did end up...

Thanks. The build took a long time but did end up nice. A few details need looking into when I have time (which ain't never gonna' happen). For example the fork has a slight misalignment with the...
03-27-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By jimmuller

The thing I miss on the trainer is how the upper...

The thing I miss on the trainer is how the upper body and breathing and the mind have to keep working while riding downhill. You stop pedaling on a trainer and the whole physical exertion thing...
03-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 37,693
Posted By jimmuller

Not much of the bike, but what the heck. The bike...

Not much of the bike, but what the heck. The bike is a Peugeot TH8 tandem, the location Hampton Beach, NH.

http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/HamptonBeachStrip.jpg


Different bike, near the...
03-26-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By jimmuller

I ride a vintage bike on a Cyclops trainer quite...

I ride a vintage bike on a Cyclops trainer quite often when I can't ride outside because of weather, work commitments, pandemics, alien invasions, that sort of stuff.

Most of the time lately it...
Forum: Northeast
03-25-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,771
Posted By jimmuller

Mike, it's good to see you still riding. Me, I've...

Mike, it's good to see you still riding. Me, I've been working from home and cooking and cleaning up and doing other kinds of indoor stuff, mostly. Also riding a trainer and watching some...
03-24-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By jimmuller

Thank you for your work. May your efforts to...

Thank you for your work. May your efforts to help others not be at the expense of your family.
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