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12-31-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,965
Posted By New Yorker

One of the reasons I bought a new bike - a...

One of the reasons I bought a new bike - a Boulder All Road rando - is just so I can always have fenders; my vintage Trek road bike (maximum tire width 25mm) has seriously limited fender options.
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07-28-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,163
Posted By New Yorker

My Incredbell Striker, of course! Replacing...

My Incredbell Striker, of course!

Replacing the top cap of my threadless stem, it's a nice-sounding bell that takes up no handlebar space. Mine is brass:
mirrycle.com: incredibell striker...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,033
Posted By New Yorker

Thanks, I'm coming back from a sledding...

Thanks, I'm coming back from a sledding incident/head trauma/concussion in February, so finally clawing my way back to full strength.

But yeah, for many years I suspected I had some kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,033
Posted By New Yorker

Duly noted. Thanks for pointing that out!

Duly noted. Thanks for pointing that out!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,033
Posted By New Yorker

Not a typo! Like you, I thought there must be...

Not a typo! Like you, I thought there must be some mistake, but no.
I'm running Grand Bois Extra Leger 42s on my other bike, a Boulder Allroad 650B. Sidewall of tire says PSI should be between 55-75...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,033
Posted By New Yorker

I saw this article by Jan Heine in Bicycle...

I saw this article by Jan Heine in Bicycle Quarterly:
http://www.bikequarterly.com/images/TireDrop.pdf

Apparently most of us have our tire pressures way high. According to this article, tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,384
Posted By New Yorker

One thing I do whenever I leave my bike at the...

One thing I do whenever I leave my bike at the shop: put a plastic bag over the saddle. Keeps it free of grease. If you have white handlebar tape, you could even quickly roll wide masking tape around...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,033
Posted By New Yorker

^ I'm the OP, thanks for sharing that. Things...

^ I'm the OP, thanks for sharing that. Things like tire pressure are exactly the sort of stuff I was wondering about.

Reading these replies, I'm surprised the conversation is so much about weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,033
Posted By New Yorker

Good point, lol. Though I don't race or ride...

Good point, lol. Though I don't race or ride competitively. Just want to take advantage of my weight if I can, all else being equal. Advice to be a weight weenie makes sense, though. I mean, why not?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,033
Posted By New Yorker

The Un-Clydesdales

Clydesdales have their own sub-forum and deservedly so. And those of us who are more or less average in weight have the rest of Bike Forums for tips and advice. But what about the Un-Clydesdales...
04-29-14, 11:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,205
Posted By New Yorker

I like vintage bikes better than modern bikes for...

I like vintage bikes better than modern bikes for the same reason I like steam locomotives better than diesels.
Weird, huh?
04-25-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 22,497
Posted By New Yorker

I can't help but notice a strange similarity in...

I can't help but notice a strange similarity in tone between put-downs of Grant Petersen and put-downs of Steve Jobs. I'm inclined to think that those who reject popular, conventional thinking tend...
11-09-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,380
Posted By New Yorker

I don't know if you're still looking, but I've...

I don't know if you're still looking, but I've read a number of good write-ups about the Crud Racers, designed for "bikes not meant to accommodate fenders". Check this out:...
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By New Yorker

I heard it. Nicely done, as usual. It's something...

I heard it. Nicely done, as usual. It's something I've been reading up on, so good to hear.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By New Yorker

And after you switch to 90, ride it awhile before...

And after you switch to 90, ride it awhile before drawing conclusions. Might seem a bit twitchy at first (and might not), but after a few miles your body will adjust to the change. And I'm sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By New Yorker

Plus it's nice having a saddle without zits. ;)

Plus it's nice having a saddle without zits.
;)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,052
Posted By New Yorker

http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/san-marcos...

http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/san-marcos-frame-set
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-12, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,831
Posted By New Yorker

Poor choice of words. What I meant to say is that...

Poor choice of words. What I meant to say is that the aesthetic of big tubed bikes has never appealed to me. Sorry for the confusion.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-12, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,831
Posted By New Yorker

Thanks, but aesthetically I don't care for cross...

Thanks, but aesthetically I don't care for cross bikes. I prefer bikes to look like traditional bicycles, if possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,831
Posted By New Yorker

Not only a bargain, but a lighter-tubed bike, as...

Not only a bargain, but a lighter-tubed bike, as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,831
Posted By New Yorker

Again, thanks for all the responses. Anyone have...

Again, thanks for all the responses. Anyone have thoughts about the Petersen-designed Soma San Marcos? Seems like a bargain.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,831
Posted By New Yorker

Very helpful thoughts, people. I'm researching...

Very helpful thoughts, people. I'm researching each and every one. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-12, 04:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,831
Posted By New Yorker

Thanks for your insights. I agree; a strong...

Thanks for your insights.
I agree; a strong frame is a good thing. And I'm not a weight weenie looking to save a few ounces here and there in order to have a theoretically faster bike. Rather, when...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,831
Posted By New Yorker

Is there a Rivendell in my future?

Hey folks, I currently ride a beautifully restored '85 Trek 600. Mostly club rides of 40-80 miles, an occasional century, and lots of riding around the city. Its geometry splits the difference...
Forum: Touring
10-14-12, 12:42 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,731
Posted By New Yorker

I was happy to discover a discussion of VO's...

I was happy to discover a discussion of VO's newest bike. Imagine my disappointment watching it devolve into an argument about stems, of all things. VO was created because of a love of many of the...
09-23-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,885
Posted By New Yorker

(I know, back from the dead.) Except the...

(I know, back from the dead.)

Except the geometry isn't very different between models. Look at the 1985 "sport" catalog on vintage-trek.com.

For the 21" frame, for example, the geometry for the...
09-05-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,917
Posted By New Yorker

I agree. They sound very much like the diatribes...

I agree. They sound very much like the diatribes I read about Apple products. In both words and tone. I wonder why.
Forum: Northeast
08-30-12, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,575
Posted By New Yorker

I did it – my first century – in 2008. Loved...

I did it – my first century – in 2008. Loved everything but the Bronx. (I have a real aversion to broken glass and broken pavement. Puts me in the worst of moods.)
Forum: Northeast
08-22-12, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,350
Posted By New Yorker

I think the problem is not so much a matter of...

I think the problem is not so much a matter of education, but rather political orientation. Many parts of Nassau County – and rural Suffolk County – are far right, red state Republican - and proud of...
08-21-12, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By New Yorker

Smart advice. But does no good if you like owning...

Smart advice. But does no good if you like owning a beautiful vintage bicycle. For some, it's their car or house or lawn or clothing; guess that's how I feel about bikes. The downside of this is, of...
08-20-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By New Yorker

Thank you! I was looking for such a forum and...

Thank you! I was looking for such a forum and didn't know it existed; couldn't find one. Really appreciate it.
08-20-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By New Yorker

Sorry, here you go. (The VO fenders pictured were...

Sorry, here you go. (The VO fenders pictured were just replaced with new, smooth aluminum VO fenders, and there was an olive Carradice Barley saddlebag attached):
08-20-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,645
Posted By New Yorker

Stolen Miyata 1000 I have the unfortunate news...

Stolen Miyata 1000 I have the unfortunate news that my mint '86 Miyata 1000 was stolen in lower Manhattan yesterday, in front of the Blue Smoke restaurant on 255 Vesey Street. It's a 54cm model with...
08-19-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By New Yorker

Thanks, everyone. Monitoring CL and eBay all...

Thanks, everyone. Monitoring CL and eBay all along. And sent email with pic to most of the local bike shops. Again, thanks for keeping an eye out.
Forum: Northeast
08-19-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By New Yorker

Stolen Miyata 1000 in NYC

I have the unfortunate news that my mint '86 Miyata 1000 was stolen in lower Manhattan yesterday, in front of the Blue Smoke restaurant on 255 Vesey Street. It's a 54cm model with a Brooks Honey...
08-19-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By New Yorker

I did the same exact thing two years ago and I'm...

I did the same exact thing two years ago and I'm still sick about it. Now I just realize that I need to stick a paper towel, a cloth, a shirt – anything – under it when I need to do that.

Good...
08-19-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By New Yorker

Stolen Miyata 1000

I have the unfortunate news that my mint '86 Miyata 1000 was stolen in lower Manhattan yesterday, in front of the Blue Smoke restaurant on 255 Vesey Street. It's a 54cm model with a Brooks Honey...
Forum: Touring
06-27-12, 10:09 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,865
Posted By New Yorker

Unfriendly, literal, not helpful? Wild guess…...

Unfriendly, literal, not helpful? Wild guess… that's a union job.
06-05-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,338
Posted By New Yorker

(You do realize, of course, that the mere act of...

(You do realize, of course, that the mere act of verbalizing how it's done makes it sound WAY more complicated than it is in practice. Like trying to explain to someone what one has to do to, say,...
06-05-12, 10:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,045
Posted By New Yorker

That's all about stem length…

From Dave Moulton's excellent bike blog. Be sure to check out his other articles regarding fit:...
05-31-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,901
Posted By New Yorker

For the record, I have an '86 with the word...

For the record, I have an '86 with the word SPLINE on a decal on the seat tube.
Forum: Touring
03-27-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,967
Posted By New Yorker

Ah… tubes!

Ah… tubes!
03-27-12, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,110
Posted By New Yorker

Before choosing, you should read the article...

Before choosing, you should read the article about fit on the Rivendell site:
http://www.rivbike.com/kb_results.asp?ID=41

It's a minority view of sizing, but well reasoned and, if you're riding...
03-21-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 669,328
Posted By New Yorker

'86 Miyata 1000, purchased on eBay last summer....

'86 Miyata 1000, purchased on eBay last summer. Appears to have been hardly ridden (OEM Radial tires look almost new). All original, with following changes:
• Brooks B-17
• Added VO fenders and mud...
09-25-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,976
Posted By New Yorker

Glad you're getting a larger frame. (I'm 5'7"...

Glad you're getting a larger frame. (I'm 5'7" with a 31.5" inseam – all legs, no torso – and I ride a 54cm.)

Your standover height is probably more than you think. Straddle the top tube and grab...
09-24-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,976
Posted By New Yorker

Obviously, people tend to like the look of bikes...

Obviously, people tend to like the look of bikes in their size. Duh. But I don't believe that's what the OP was getting at when this question was posed.

Look at mens' shoes in shoe ads. The art...
08-10-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,194
Posted By New Yorker

I just fully restored an '85 Trek 600 complete...

I just fully restored an '85 Trek 600 complete with a nice JB paint job. I, too, had the Trek headbadge pox. JB had no solution. But I finally decided to just keep the tatty badge. My thinking? It's...
08-10-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,531
Posted By New Yorker

I used to take 'em off, but now, if they're in...

I used to take 'em off, but now, if they're in good shape, I leave 'em on. I ride at night a lot in Manhattan and I figure they probably make me a tad more visible.
Forum: Northeast
08-19-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,077
Posted By New Yorker

Wow, what great shots, AdamDZ. What kind of...

Wow, what great shots, AdamDZ. What kind of camera did you use?
Forum: Northeast
08-19-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By New Yorker

I've lived here 18 years and have never had a...

I've lived here 18 years and have never had a bike stolen. I have a Brompton folder which never gets locked; always comes inside with me. And my 2 nice road bikes get locked on the street...
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