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Forum: Commuting
12-25-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,072
Posted By Saintly Loser

Commute was OK. But for some reason I decided to...

Commute was OK. But for some reason I decided to ride over the Brooklyn Bridge (I'm in Brooklyn, commuting to midtown Manhattan, in New York City) rather than my usual ride over the Manhattan...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,469
Posted By Saintly Loser

Here's mine, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. I wasn't...

Here's mine, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. I wasn't going anywhere in particular, just enjoying an unseasonably nice day for a ride.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,699
Posted By Saintly Loser

Right now, my folder is my only bike. I use it...

Right now, my folder is my only bike. I use it for commuting and pleasure riding in New York City. It's kind of an oddball -- it's a Giant Halfway. I don't think it's available anymore, at least...
Forum: Touring
01-22-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By Saintly Loser

I've got a pretty similar crank on my bike -...

I've got a pretty similar crank on my bike - Sugino 48-36-24. I have a plain old Sora triple FD. It works OK. You've got to be pretty careful adjusting the limit screws. If the limits aren't...
12-31-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,538
Posted By Saintly Loser

Mercian might be worth including.

Mercian might be worth including.
12-17-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By Saintly Loser

I'm in the same boat. Try Yellow Jersey...

I'm in the same boat. Try Yellow Jersey (http://www.yellowjersey.org/eastbits.html). They sell Eastmann roadsters and parts. Supposedly they're completely interchangeable with Raleigh parts. And...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,946
Posted By Saintly Loser

+1. Those guys are the real hardcore commuters. ...

+1. Those guys are the real hardcore commuters. They ride any old bike they can afford, every day, all year long, in the worst kind of weather, without specialized cycling clothing, carrying their...
05-10-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,602
Posted By Saintly Loser

I've used aluminum foil and lemon juice on...

I've used aluminum foil and lemon juice on chromed steel with excellent results. I picked up the tip here. I wish I could remember who posted it -- it was a big help.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,946
Posted By Saintly Loser

Word processing. I was the WP manger/secretarial...

Word processing. I was the WP manger/secretarial services manager for a large New York law firm until I got laid off recently. Now I'm working freelance/temp as a word processing operator for...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By Saintly Loser

I'm looking at a Schwinn World NX7 right now. At...

I'm looking at a Schwinn World NX7 right now. At least for my purposes, it seems ideal. It comes with internal gears, fenders, a rack and a chain guard. It definitely has the tire clearance you...
03-05-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Saintly Loser

I get them. I don't mind advertising, of course,...

I get them. I don't mind advertising, of course, but it seems that an ad that blocks the first post in a thread is a problem. If I can't read the first post, the rest of the thread might not make...
02-27-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,985
Posted By Saintly Loser

"What's the best lube?" is a question that will...

"What's the best lube?" is a question that will provoke as much debate as national health care, or creationism.

And it doesn't matter that much. You can lube your chain perfectly well with...
02-15-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By Saintly Loser

Years ago (early 70s) my sister had a Raleigh...

Years ago (early 70s) my sister had a Raleigh Sports variant (was it an LTD? I can't remember) that was equipped with a front caliper and in the rear a Sturmey-Archer three-speed coaster brake hub. ...
02-08-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,550
Posted By Saintly Loser

It is a nice-looking bike. I'm wondering,...

It is a nice-looking bike. I'm wondering, though, if Gios is concentrating on the Japanese market, since none of their frames seem to come in sizes larger than 54cm.
01-29-10, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,102
Posted By Saintly Loser

I would have been 14 if I had bought my '74 Super...

I would have been 14 if I had bought my '74 Super Course new (born in the last days of 1959). I did buy a Grand Prix, which was the bike I could afford back then, a couple of years later.
01-27-10, 10:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 15,486
Posted By Saintly Loser

Sweat.

Sweat.
01-27-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 15,486
Posted By Saintly Loser

A few. Some have been mentioned above. ...

A few. Some have been mentioned above.

Brooks saddles. My B-17 is the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden. It was good right out of the box, and it's gotten better with age (around two...
Forum: Touring
01-13-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,661
Posted By Saintly Loser

There is a compromise solution. I've got a...

There is a compromise solution. I've got a Sugino crank with 48/36/24 rings. With the right cassette (or freewheel, in my case), it covers the bases pretty well.
01-12-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,561
Posted By Saintly Loser

Not snobbery at all -- I just can't imagine how...

Not snobbery at all -- I just can't imagine how that would be comfortable. Riding in the drops and reaching up to shift seems sort of unnatural to me.
01-12-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,561
Posted By Saintly Loser

I agree with those who say that stem shifters...

I agree with those who say that stem shifters have no place on a drop-bar bike (although it's a loooong way down to the downtube shifters on my road bike), but on an upright-bar bike I think they're...
12-29-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By Saintly Loser

Wow, that's exactly the same as the first bike I...

Wow, that's exactly the same as the first bike I ever owned. Same color, same headbadge, same everything. Given to me by my parents one Christmas in the late sixties. Bought new, so even though...
Forum: Touring
12-18-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Saintly Loser

I had a knee replacement a few years back. It's...

I had a knee replacement a few years back. It's been great. Yes, I ride 50+ miles a day (seasonally). I've never done it 10 or 15 days in a row, but I have no doubt that I could. In the summer, I...
12-18-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Saintly Loser

The brake reach on the Super Course is looooong...

The brake reach on the Super Course is looooong (especially if you're going to go with 700c wheels, but looks like you're not). In any case, the brakes originally fitted were Weinmann centerpulls. ...
12-17-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Saintly Loser

I've got a Super Course of similar vintage, in...

I've got a Super Course of similar vintage, in the same paint. I've got white Bluemels Club Special fenders on it, and they do look great. I use 700x 28 tires, and it looks like there's room for...
Forum: Touring
11-10-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,136
Posted By Saintly Loser

I've got a Sugino 48-36-24 crank, and it's...

I've got a Sugino 48-36-24 crank, and it's shifting reasonably well with a very ordinary Sora front derailleur.
10-14-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,440
Posted By Saintly Loser

What does "oldest bike" mean? My 70-something...

What does "oldest bike" mean? My 70-something Super Course has been in continuous use for thirty-something years, but about the only original parts on it (other than the frame, of course) are the...
09-21-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By Saintly Loser

I had the same bike, same vintage (bigger frame)....

I had the same bike, same vintage (bigger frame). Same color. I loved that bike. Nice frame, it fit me well. Decent components. Shimano 105 with Biopace cranks. I didn't even mind the cranks --...
09-17-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,433
Posted By Saintly Loser

Good god, those people are insane. Did I really...

Good god, those people are insane. Did I really see a Raleigh Sprite (converted to fixed or single-speed) with a price of $800?
09-12-09, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By Saintly Loser

I ride a B-17. I love it. The break-in was...

I ride a B-17. I love it. The break-in was pretty quick. This may be TMI, but after a long (around 70 miles) ride on a really hot day, I think all the sweat helped form it to my bony butt.
...
08-13-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By Saintly Loser

I don't think I said anything like that (although...

I don't think I said anything like that (although I'm not so sure that there's anything wrong with feeling bad about the existence of poverty). I was simply surprised at the way poverty and...
08-12-09, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By Saintly Loser

Absolutely. I was staying in a new, hi-rise...

Absolutely. I was staying in a new, hi-rise apartment building. In New York, it would definitely be classified as a luxury building. Parking, doorman, concierge, etc. Yet right next door, looking...
08-12-09, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By Saintly Loser

Fixed-Gear in Thailand

I just got back from a couple of weeks in Bangkok. Bangkok is definitely not a bicycle-friendly city. Riding a bike there is definitely taking one's life in one's hands, and there just aren't any...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-09, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,064
Posted By Saintly Loser

Right, 'cause a guy who looks like he might speak...

Right, 'cause a guy who looks like he might speak Spanish, wasn't dressed in what you consider appropriate clothing, and was riding a nice bike must have stolen it.
Forum: Northeast
07-09-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,064
Posted By Saintly Loser

I did, pretty often, when I lived in Astoria. If...

I did, pretty often, when I lived in Astoria. If I was going to ride up to Nyack, for example, I'd cross the Triboro, ride across Randall's/Ward's Island, then over to Manhattan, and go crosstown...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,634
Posted By Saintly Loser

I know those locks. In 1990, if I remember...

I know those locks. In 1990, if I remember right, a guy at the local motorcycle dealership showed me how to get through one of those in about 60 seconds.
06-15-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,676
Posted By Saintly Loser

Somebody out there is still making giant-wheel...

Somebody out there is still making giant-wheel bikes, although I can't imagine who is buying them.

Check here: big wheels (http://www.bolognabikes.com/Page_2.php)
06-12-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,127
Posted By Saintly Loser

I had an '80s Schwinn Tempo. It was a seriously...

I had an '80s Schwinn Tempo. It was a seriously nice bicycle. Unfortunately, it was stolen. I still miss it. . .
Forum: Northeast
05-30-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,385
Posted By Saintly Loser

That would be Francis Lewis Boulevard, right?

That would be Francis Lewis Boulevard, right?
05-28-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,746
Posted By Saintly Loser

I have purchased stuff from Velo Orange. They've...

I have purchased stuff from Velo Orange. They've got things that would be hard to find elsewhere, their products are aimed squarely at the kind of riding I love, and their prices are not completely...
05-19-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,246
Posted By Saintly Loser

I remember them. The shop was on 14th Street and...

I remember them. The shop was on 14th Street and 9th Avenue. It was a pretty big operation. It's gone now, although for a while afterwards there was a much smaller shop (with a different name that...
05-17-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Saintly Loser

It's a beautiful bike. I've got one, although I...

It's a beautiful bike. I've got one, although I don't think mine is as old (I don't have the full chaincase) or in as nice shape.

They're fun bikes to ride. If you accept their limitations,...
Forum: Northeast
04-27-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,767
Posted By Saintly Loser

Don't know about Northern Boulevard, although...

Don't know about Northern Boulevard, although I've never had any trouble crossing from Shea to the promenade. There are, I believe, two points of access from Ditmars Boulevard, although they may not...
04-22-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By Saintly Loser

I'm not at all sure what a partial knee...

I'm not at all sure what a partial knee replacement is, as opposed to a total knee replacement, but I can tell you that I had a total replacement a few years ago (like five), and I'm riding just...
04-19-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,988
Posted By Saintly Loser

My favorite ride, and my most comfortable, is my...

My favorite ride, and my most comfortable, is my mid-70's Raleigh Super Course. It's a 25" frame, which is I guess around 64cm. I can stand over the frame (barely). I'm 6'2". I think by modern...
04-09-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,280
Posted By Saintly Loser

Another plug for the Bell Metro. The price is...

Another plug for the Bell Metro. The price is right, it's not too wierd-looking, and it's comfortable (on my head, anyway).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,391
Posted By Saintly Loser

You've probably already done this (guessing from...

You've probably already done this (guessing from your categorization of your concussion), but if you haven't, GET YOURSELF TO A HOSPITAL!!!! Headache, memory loss, etc. -- your brain has taken a...
04-05-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Saintly Loser

Maybe so. But the SA three-speed coaster brake...

Maybe so. But the SA three-speed coaster brake hubs were a big plus on the Raleigh Sports or LTD models, in my humble opinion. The steel rims on those bikes rendered the calipers useless in the...
03-16-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Saintly Loser

You will love the bike. My Super Courts ('74, I...

You will love the bike. My Super Courts ('74, I think) is my main ride, and has been for the last year or so. It's unbelievably comfortable, the geometry is just right for long, rambling rides, and...
02-08-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,155
Posted By Saintly Loser

My method of frame fitting is to find the biggest...

My method of frame fitting is to find the biggest frame I can stand over (with no or minimal clearance) and work with that, using a shorter or longer stem as needed. It's always worked for me, but...
02-07-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,925
Posted By Saintly Loser

Hey, your DL-1 is gorgeous. I've got a fairly...

Hey, your DL-1 is gorgeous. I've got a fairly recently acquired DL-1 of similar vintage. Any tips on bringing it back to life? Mine has rust on some of the painted bits, especially the fenders. I...
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