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07-27-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By brianinc-ville

You should have no problem finding Schwalbes...

You should have no problem finding Schwalbes (either Marathon Plus or Delta Cruiser).
07-10-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By brianinc-ville

The cottered one, probably not (though one never...

The cottered one, probably not (though one never knows). The other, though, could definitely be Swiss. Replacements are hard to find; FYI, though, Sunlite now sells a threadless "repair" bottom...
07-04-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By brianinc-ville

No, not too hard, and I'd definitely recommend...

No, not too hard, and I'd definitely recommend that you put the shifters in a more convenient place for city riding. I lost track of which kind of handlebars you think you'll finally end up with,...
06-18-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By brianinc-ville

IRD 5-speed freewheels...

IRD 5-speed freewheels (https://www.interlocracing.com/shop/product/ird-freewheel-cyclone-mark-1-5sp-4670?search=freewheel) are available in four configurations, from 13-26 to 13-32. One of them...
06-17-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 790
Posted By brianinc-ville

Some bike shops...

Some bike shops (https://www.google.com/search?q=bike+seat+library&oq=bike+seat+library&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64l2.2947j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8) will let you test-ride a bunch of saddles and then...
06-13-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By brianinc-ville

Thanks, everybody. Any recommendations for a...

Thanks, everybody. Any recommendations for a framebuilder? I live in eastern North Carolina. PM me, if you'd feel more comfortable making a recommendation that way.
06-13-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By brianinc-ville

Are you sure it's 600C, not 600A? I can't...

Are you sure it's 600C, not 600A? I can't absolutely say that 600C never existed, but Sheldon Brown (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#french) doesn't list 600C as an option, and neither...
06-10-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By brianinc-ville

Is this dropout toast?

...and if so, how do I go about finding someone to replace it?
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06-02-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 998
Posted By brianinc-ville

Thanks!

Thanks!
06-01-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 998
Posted By brianinc-ville

Narrowest 700 x 32c tire for gravel?

Forgive me if this question has already been answered:

I'm looking for a 32-622 (700 x 32c) tire with tread you'd want to use on gravel, and it needs to go on a bike with very tight clearance at...
05-28-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By brianinc-ville

Convert a Burley cargo trailer to carry a kid?

Hi. I've already got a Burley Nomad cargo trailer, but I'd like to carry my 1.5-y.o. daughter in it. Is there an easy and safe way to do that, without just buying a whole new trailer? Thanks!
05-22-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By brianinc-ville

NACTO has come out with a manual for redesigning...

NACTO has come out with a manual for redesigning streets for COVID-19 safety: https://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/05/22/nacto-drops-playbook-for-fighting-covid-19/

It looks pretty good to me.
05-02-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,891
Posted By brianinc-ville

An important demographic!

An important demographic!
05-02-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,891
Posted By brianinc-ville

I never have any problems once I'm on an MUP. ...

I never have any problems once I'm on an MUP. However, in most places the intersections between MUPs and streets are extremely poorly designed. In Boulder, CO, they've done a pretty good job of...
04-26-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By brianinc-ville

Here you go:...

Here you go: https://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=7987197 Btw, his name is spelled Forester, not Forrester.

On the one hand, he did a lot of damage to U.S. transportation cycling. On...
03-30-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,584
Posted By brianinc-ville

I love Wald folding rear baskets and use them on...

I love Wald folding rear baskets and use them on all my transportation bikes. I don't actually see how you can use your bike as a serious vehicle without them. I'm not sure anybody has mentioned how...
02-22-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By brianinc-ville

Cargo bikes on TV / in pop culture?

Pretty much every time I use my Douze cargo bike, in a college town in North Carolina, somebody stops to look at it and tells me they've never seen one before.

Given how generally awesome cargo...
12-06-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,780
Posted By brianinc-ville

The bikes I linked to are not available in North...

The bikes I linked to are not available in North America, where I live.
11-04-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,766
Posted By brianinc-ville

From what I've seen, the quality of the Linus...

From what I've seen, the quality of the Linus isn't a whole lot higher than the Windsor; neither of them inspires much confidence as a daily transportation bike. For recreational rides, it might be...
11-04-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 604
Posted By brianinc-ville

Sunshade for Yepp Mini seat in a cargo bike?

So, does anybody have any experience with putting a sunshade on a Yepp Mini seat?

Since my daughter was three months old, she's been riding in her Maxi Cosi car seat in the box of our Douze cargo...
10-13-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By brianinc-ville

Well, I don't really want to do any design or...

Well, I don't really want to do any design or fabrication myself, but I'd buy an upgrade if somebody else made it. If it were possible to buy a stronger magnet ring, plus an in-line circuit package...
10-10-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By brianinc-ville

Right. Like I said, I already have an LED lamp...

Right. Like I said, I already have an LED lamp from B&M, and it's not good enough -- but it's one of the lower-end models (25 lux). My question is whether there's any point in buying one of the...
10-09-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By brianinc-ville

Best current headlight for use with SA Dynohub GH6

Hi. I've got a '74 Raleigh Superbe I'm using as a frequent commuter. As the days get shorter, I feel like I need a better headlight. Right now I've got a Busch & Müller Classic N (which is the Lyt in...
08-03-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,939
Posted By brianinc-ville

Harder, but not impossible:...

Harder, but not impossible: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-Bicycle-Bottom-Bracket-Cups-with-Bearings-Swiss-35mm-x-1-0mm-Threads/283565456836?hash=item4205d17dc4:g:xs8AAOSwvwhdQLkF
06-24-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By brianinc-ville

I don't -- my technique will definitely involve...

I don't -- my technique will definitely involve vise-grips and swearing. But let's see how it goes.
06-23-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By brianinc-ville

Interesting idea -- I'm gaining enthusiasm for it.

Interesting idea -- I'm gaining enthusiasm for it.
06-23-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By brianinc-ville

Concept: what if I were to get the AXA VS (seems...

Concept: what if I were to get the AXA VS (seems difficult to find a German seller who'll ship to the US, but I can keep digging), attach it to the two existing mounting tabs as you say, and then...
06-22-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By brianinc-ville

That is an utterly sweet ride, agmetal! So,...

That is an utterly sweet ride, agmetal!

So, it sounds like the lateral position of the chainring is pretty important (and not adjustable on the Superbe, without a new BB and cranks)...oy. It's...
06-21-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By brianinc-ville

Good point, Kurt. I'm definitely not up for...

Good point, Kurt. I'm definitely not up for changing the BB or cranks on this bike...if I were, then I'd just put a 3/32" chain on it and get a Hebie Chainglider. Hmm. There has to be some way to do...
06-21-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By brianinc-ville

Hmm. Now I'm thinking about whether a...

Hmm. Now I'm thinking about whether a half-enclosed chainguard like this one (https://www.zweiradnetz.de/antrieb/kettenschutz/axa-kettenschutz-vs-kaufen) (i.e., the entire outside of the chain is...
06-21-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By brianinc-ville

Thanks, Ged, but I definitely need full enclosure...

Thanks, Ged, but I definitely need full enclosure here. Weight is not an issue. Light-colored pants are the issue.
06-21-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By brianinc-ville

Modern Dutch chaincase with C&V Raleigh Sports/Superbe?

I'm thinking about using a 1974 Raleigh Superbe as a regular commuter, which for me means it needs an enclosed chain. On other bikes, that can use 3/32" chain, I'm a big fan of the Hebie...
06-17-19, 08:49 PM
06-17-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By brianinc-ville

You're right -- that was a typo.

You're right -- that was a typo.
06-17-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By brianinc-ville

Raleigh Superbe: replace seatpost clamp pinch bolt with quick-release?

Q: Would it be possible to replace the pinch bolt at the seatpost clamp of a Nottingham Raleigh ('74 Superbe) with a quick-release?

I'm still trying to figure out the best way for me (5'11") and...
06-14-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By brianinc-ville

That's very similar to the bars I'm trying to...

That's very similar to the bars I'm trying to replace (because they're making my hands hurt). I generally use moustache bars on most of my bikes, but this one (Douze cargo bike) has got a NuVinci...
06-14-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By brianinc-ville

Albatross bars with 31.8 mm clamp?

Hi. I'm looking for Albatross-type handlebars (i.e, grips parallel to the frame, gip area long enough to accept a grip-shifter) to use with a 31.8-mm oversized clamp (yes, I could just get a new...
06-08-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,508
Posted By brianinc-ville

I wish Velouria were still around to see this! ...

I wish Velouria were still around to see this! That's a Lovely Bicycle.
06-08-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,621
Posted By brianinc-ville

I've always just bent up one end with pliers,...

I've always just bent up one end with pliers, replaced the pad, and then bent it back. I'd make sure to put the bent end on the trailing side, though.

As for how to get the pads out: once you've...
06-08-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By brianinc-ville

Wow -- I was just about to sigh petulantly that...

Wow -- I was just about to sigh petulantly that it's "Sports," not "Sport," but in this case it really is a "Sport"!

That looks very much like the model in the 1986 Raleigh [Cycle Company of...
06-08-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By brianinc-ville

It's a 7-speed Nexus w/ coaster brake, I'm fairly...

It's a 7-speed Nexus w/ coaster brake, I'm fairly certain -- the shifter is probably this one:...
06-07-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By brianinc-ville

From what I've figured out through further...

From what I've figured out through further Googling, it looks like this is a "Globe 7," which was produced in the '90s, and this one is probably from the second half of the decade. It seems that the...
06-06-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By brianinc-ville

Help me date a Specialized Globe?

Hi. I'm considering buying a used Specialized Globe bike. Here's the picture from the seller*:
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04-29-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,908
Posted By brianinc-ville

What you're describing sounds a bit like...

What you're describing sounds a bit like Reelights (https://www.reelight.com/).

They're very commonly used in Denmark; they have the advantage of being cheaper than a generator hub and more...
04-26-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,660
Posted By brianinc-ville

So what's the tallest step-through bike currently...

So what's the tallest step-through bike currently on the market on the US? I'd like to get one, but I'm about 5'11" and haven't found one big enough.
04-26-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,978
Posted By brianinc-ville

We ended up buying a Douze from Coast-In bikes in...

We ended up buying a Douze from Coast-In bikes in Milwaukee -- we strongly preferred the Douze's handling to the Bullitt's. Still, the Bullitt is a great bike too.
04-26-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By brianinc-ville

Buffalo Soldiers on Bikes in Texas today

On rod-brake roadsters, no less!



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04-26-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,042
Posted By brianinc-ville

Sure, they're not any wronger than anyone else in...

Sure, they're not any wronger than anyone else in the ridiculous palimpsest that is bike tire sizing...just saying that even though the metric-based and relatively logical ISO system exists, the...
04-26-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,042
Posted By brianinc-ville

Entschuldigung? It's the Germans who are causing...

Entschuldigung? It's the Germans who are causing headaches by labeling 622 (700c) tires as 28-inch ("28-Zoll"). Nobody in America does that.

But back to the OP, yes, Sheldon Brown is always your...
04-26-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,004
Views: 260,988
Posted By brianinc-ville

ISO: a 700c wheel with a non-coaster-brake...

ISO: a 700c wheel with a non-coaster-brake Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub (roller, disc, or rim-brake models are fine).

Alternately, just the hub. But a built wheel would be better.
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