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Forum: Commuting
01-31-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,170
Posted By noglider

My short term goal is to commute on bike once a...

My short term goal is to commute on bike once a week and then increase it. I didn’t get a chance to do my regular 26-mile round trip last week except I had a one-day assignment which was two miles...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-23, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By noglider

Wow, you remember a lot. Thank you. The story of...

Wow, you remember a lot. Thank you. The story of where I am is on my blog. Im not progressing as fast as I had hoped. Right now, Im a substitute, serving as an assistant teacher. I do like the work...
01-30-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 53,512
Posted By noglider

It’s not quite February yet, and already I want...

It’s not quite February yet, and already I want to see pink and red bicycles. Please.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,170
Posted By noglider

I started a new job on November 28. (Yay!) Today...

I started a new job on November 28. (Yay!) Today was the first day I rode my bike to work. Until today, I was taking the subway. (I’m in NYC.)

The route is the same as it was for me in 2014...
01-01-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 37,587
Posted By noglider

Did you ever solve it? I think 1/8" chains are...

Did you ever solve it? I think 1/8" chains are louder than derailleur chains. I suppose it's because derailleur chains designed for flexibility (for shifting).
12-24-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,818
Posted By noglider

Thanks for the mention and picture, ascherer. It...

Thanks for the mention and picture, ascherer. It means a lot as does your friendship. Others should know we met here on BF.

I haven't ridden much, and I've fallen into less strength and...
12-19-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,147
Posted By noglider

Some Twentys came with a plastic sleeve bearing...

Some Twentys came with a plastic sleeve bearing in the headset. My second one did, and I suspect it was a big factor in my hating the bike. Another factor was the ultra long reach brakes which were...
12-19-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,818
Posted By noglider

I haven't done much riding or wrenching. The only...

I haven't done much riding or wrenching. The only noteworthy C&V thing I can remember is that I went with my daughter to visit a craigslist seller. There, she picked up an old Cannondale MTB to bring...
12-19-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,147
Posted By noglider

I love that color. I think some ladies Sports...

I love that color. I think some ladies Sports models came in that but not the mens.

Let us know how you like the ride. I had two Twentys, and I could never get used to the handling.
Forum: Commuting
12-19-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By noglider

re-commuting

... to coin a word.

I have a steady job now for the first time in a long time. I've change careers from IT to K-12 education. It's super exciting.

Teaching is different in many ways, and one of...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By noglider

I don't know of any. I've come to like Google...

I don't know of any. I've come to like Google Maps very much. I've heard ridewithgps is better for choosing bike routes, but I'm hesitating to learn a new tool, even though I use ridewithgps for...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By noglider

It depends on the construction of the tire, the...

It depends on the construction of the tire, the width of the tire, the condition of the roads, and total weight of rider+bike+cargo. After you do some experiments, your favorite pressure might be...
12-12-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 64,290
Posted By noglider

daverup, thanks for reviving the thread in a...

daverup, thanks for reviving the thread in a timely way. I had meant to open it back up but was busy.

I don't have good pictures of my spouse's Trek 7.3 FX. She owns three single bikes, and this...
11-19-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8,029
Views: 904,851
Posted By noglider

I do understand! I imagine there's a place like...

I do understand! I imagine there's a place like Campmor every X miles. It's like REI or whatever, but it's really good. If you don't have a place like it, add it to your list of sites to see when you...
11-17-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,217
Posted By noglider

I was trained to set bikes up the way Italian...

I was trained to set bikes up the way Italian racers did. My boss was persnickety. So am I by nature, and I try to beat back that tendency.

A couple of years ago, I was setting up a bike for...
11-17-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8,029
Views: 904,851
Posted By noglider

ascherer, that's funny. I definitely have my...

ascherer, that's funny. I definitely have my Imelda Marcos moments, too. Being an obsessive counter, I noticed I have more shoes than my spouse does. (It may no longer be true.) Today I glanced in my...
11-17-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,577
Posted By noglider

I'm also just reading this. I haven't looked at...

I'm also just reading this. I haven't looked at bikeforums much lately. I'm very sorry to learn the news. He was an impressive machinist and a friendly guy, that's for sure. Once I whined about my...
11-15-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5,873
Views: 656,168
Posted By noglider

JaccoW that's super cool. Keep showing us, and...

JaccoW that's super cool. Keep showing us, and tell us how it works when you can.
11-15-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8,029
Views: 904,851
Posted By noglider

This thread is over ten years old and still...

This thread is over ten years old and still entertaining.
11-05-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By noglider

Wow! In some ways, it’s a very good idea. But...

Wow! In some ways, it’s a very good idea. But they should not blame retailers. There is a risk that comes with leaving standards behind.

Am I correct that your model has two drum brakes? I guess...
11-05-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By noglider

Trial and error can work if you have a stockpile...

Trial and error can work if you have a stockpile of BBs or spindles. I do, because I’m obsessive. If you don’t, you can tell us if yours ends up being too long, and we all can see if we have a...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,618
Posted By noglider

Agreed. I had just started to commute on one of...

Agreed. I had just started to commute on one of them after not using them for 30 years. Then someone got killed. I stopped. I am a daring cyclist, and I ride in places others would not dare. But I do...
09-08-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5,873
Views: 656,168
Posted By noglider

When you rebuilt the wheel, you used a spoke...

When you rebuilt the wheel, you used a spoke wrench, right? A screwdriver doesn't give you enough leverage to turn nipples unless the nipples are very loose.
Forum: Commuting
09-07-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,618
Posted By noglider

My vision is a bit radical. I think there should...

My vision is a bit radical. I think there should be classes of vehicles (and I'll use that word to apply to two-wheel conveyances though that's not the legal definition in NY State), and above a...
09-01-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,064
Posted By noglider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk
08-21-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,420
Posted By noglider

nlerner makes a good point about how you could...

nlerner makes a good point about how you could get weird handling with an upright bar. I can't figure out why it happens only sometimes. But front end handling is a black art, and Raleigh is known...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By noglider

I think turn signals are overrated for bicycling....

I think turn signals are overrated for bicycling. I use them when I think there is someone who cannot figure out what I'm doing and they are likely to respond to my signal. The problem with the...
08-21-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,202
Posted By noglider

Yup. I don't know if I usually ride it with...

Yup. I don't know if I usually ride it with locked elbows as seen in the picture. We were just playing around going up and down the road and taking pictures. That's why we're not wearing helmets...
08-20-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,202
Posted By noglider

As always, Carbonfiberboy, you have lots of...

As always, Carbonfiberboy, you have lots of useful and generous advice.

I upgraded the drivetrain. It was 3x7. I used a new rear hub, rear derailleur, and 11-speed cassette. The new trigger...
08-20-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 318,642
Posted By noglider

branko_76, as I think you know, the bead seat...

branko_76, as I think you know, the bead seat diameter (BSD) of a rim and tire does not have leeway. Your tire's BSD must match your rim's BSD.

Switching from 700c or 27" wheels to 650b can often...
08-20-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By noglider

I sold and fixed many of these in 1978-1980. They...

I sold and fixed many of these in 1978-1980. They were not great. The 3-speed hub was not durable, and parts are not available.

But if you like it, please enjoy it. I list the negative traits not...
08-20-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5,873
Views: 656,168
Posted By noglider

We've seen your projects, George. You'll do more...

We've seen your projects, George. You'll do more than just get it ridable. :)
08-20-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,540
Posted By noglider

Also gorgeous but a big disappointment. I toured...

Also gorgeous but a big disappointment. I toured for three months with one of these. It did the job, but it didn't make shifting as easy as it could have been. Then I installed it on my kid's bike,...
08-20-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 656
Posted By noglider

:lol: Americans spell it "vise," while in other...

:lol:
Americans spell it "vise," while in other countries, it's "vice." I have no idea why.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,290
Posted By noglider

Yes, I've made that point to some people. The...

Yes, I've made that point to some people. The problem is that "everyone knows" how dangerous cycling is, so there's no convincing those people.
08-18-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,153
Posted By noglider

I like the gloves that Korina likes. They're...

I like the gloves that Korina likes. They're inexpensive and comfortable. Funny how some of us like crocheted backs better than the new styles. One reason for me is that my hands seem to sweat a lot,...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,290
Posted By noglider

I read an amazing statistic: Out of all the kids...

I read an amazing statistic: Out of all the kids who walk to school or ride a bike to school AND get hit by cars, half of them are hit by parents driving their kids to school. So these parents think...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By noglider

1 km = 0.62 miles. Yes I sometimes take a...

1 km = 0.62 miles.

Yes I sometimes take a longer route, especially when it's safer and more peaceful.
07-23-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5,873
Views: 656,168
Posted By noglider

My daughter normally takes a Walmart bike to...

My daughter normally takes a Walmart bike to Burning Man, but she's fed up with those bikes. She always knew they were junk. I went with her to buy this bike on craigslist. Today I fixed it up for...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By noglider

I'm happy for you. I've worked mostly in...

I'm happy for you.

I've worked mostly in offices. In my last office job, I had a private office. I kept spare clothes at work in case I needed them. I never showered. If I was really sweaty, while...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By noglider

You made me chuckle. I don't remember popcorn in...

You made me chuckle. I don't remember popcorn in the subways, and no, we don't have it now.

I lived in the city from 1961 through 1987 and then again from 2013 to now.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,284
Posted By noglider

This is my finding, too, with city riding, except...

This is my finding, too, with city riding, except that the absence of a headwind helps, as does having a tailwind. In other words, there may not be much you can do.
06-24-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,960
Views: 419,134
Posted By noglider

It is indeed. I ride the Hudson River Greenway in...

It is indeed. I ride the Hudson River Greenway in Manhattan and there are some parents who travel with their kids this way. I see them so often that it can mislead me into believing it's a big trend,...
05-18-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,251
Posted By noglider

Yes, my Raleigh International is from 1974. We...

Yes, my Raleigh International is from 1974. We compared our frames, and the chain stays on yours are longer. But yours are not tapered, so with the extra length, you might not be able to fit wider...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,212
Posted By noglider

Sure, no saddle can be good for everyone. Were...

Sure, no saddle can be good for everyone. Were all different shapes, sizes, types of riders, etc. But I give credit to Brooks for making saddles that many do like and that offer a lot of durability....
Forum: Commuting
04-24-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,952
Posted By noglider

79pmooney makes a good point about having two...

79pmooney makes a good point about having two tubes. I might start doing that.

I carry one tube and a patch kit. Of course, I carry a pump and tire levers, too, plus some other tools.

I'm good...
04-21-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 36,829
Posted By noglider

I use the smidsy weave on my bike a lot for many...

I use the smidsy weave on my bike a lot for many reasons. I use it to show pedestrians in crosswalks that I am actually going to yield to them, which they don't expect in New York City. I think the...
04-12-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,033
Posted By noglider

The advertising for the Avocet saddles was very...

The advertising for the Avocet saddles was very successful. We sold a ton of those saddles in 1979 and 1980. I wonder why the design doesn’t live on?

Another fun anecdote: in about 1982, a man...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 42,552
Posted By noglider

gaucho777, this January, I started tutoring 3rd...

gaucho777, this January, I started tutoring 3rd graders in their school three days a week and 7th graders remotely. Being there in person is the best. The kids and I love each other. I love the 7th...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 42,552
Posted By noglider

gaucho777, what do you teach? My lifelong dream...

gaucho777, what do you teach? My lifelong dream to become a teacher will be fulfilled in September. I'll be a special needs teacher in middle or high school.
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