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10-05-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Nightcap

[right] So I popped over to the LBS this...

[right]

So I popped over to the LBS this morning, to find that the doctor had just done exactly what you described. He'd found a top pull Shimano Acera in one of his boxes o' stuff and mated it...
10-04-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Nightcap

1990 Bianchi Boardwalk Front Derailleur

I have a 1990 Bianchi Boardwalk that's a particular sentimental favorite of mine. The trouble is that the front derailleur, made by SunTour, is irreparable and apparently irreplaceable. The bike has...
08-26-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,561
Posted By Nightcap

NBC Gold has apparently decided that I really...

NBC Gold has apparently decided that I really don't need to see the Vuelta. Today's live coverage began two and a half hours into the race, skipping the first 90 km.
08-24-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By Nightcap

Sorry to be so late in responding, I didnít see...

Sorry to be so late in responding, I didnít see your note.

My wifeís e-bike came from a shop in Dennis, near the theater. Dennis is a lovely town.
08-04-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,219
Posted By Nightcap

On tonight’s episode of “Hoarders: Buried...

On tonight’s episode of “Hoarders: Buried Alive”... :)
Forum: Foo
08-04-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Nightcap

The last upgrade? The MacBook Pro, just upgraded...

The last upgrade? The MacBook Pro, just upgraded a few weeks ago. Upgrades of other Mac models are expected in the autumn. As for the rest, would you like some crackers and cheese with your whine?
...
08-01-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,734
Posted By Nightcap

I would have thought M. Desgranges' opinion would...

I would have thought M. Desgranges' opinion would be so extreme in modern times as to not require a smiley face or other cue that I was being facetious. Guess not. Sorry for the confusion.
08-01-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,734
Posted By Nightcap

"I still feel that variable gears are only for...

"I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft. Come on,...
07-30-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,846
Posted By Nightcap

I watched it on NBC Gold. Much as I love Phil and...

I watched it on NBC Gold. Much as I love Phil and Paul, I can’t handle the ads. So I had non-stop stream-of-consciousness from the two Aussies, Matt and Robbie. Not too bad, though they somehow...
07-27-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Nightcap

I really must find a more suitable host body...

I really must find a more suitable host body...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 832
Posted By Nightcap

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The Oakleys say we're going to drop you like a bad habit. Sadly, the rest of us...
07-27-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By Nightcap

My Roubaix is about eleven years old. I haven't...

My Roubaix is about eleven years old. I haven't been able to ride it this year for unrelated medical reasons, but I'm hoping to be back on it in a month. It's my favorite ride. I don't think you'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 832
Posted By Nightcap

Flak Jacket 2.0

Flak Jacket 2.0
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 832
Posted By Nightcap

That was the way Oakley did it about ten years...

That was the way Oakley did it about ten years ago. (I have a pair from back then.) The Unindicted Co-Conspirator and I both just got Oakley prescription shield lenses from Lenscrafters. They were...
07-26-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,192
Posted By Nightcap

I'm quite sure I would, Chris. NYC is hard enough...

I'm quite sure I would, Chris. NYC is hard enough to get around on foot. The closest thing I've got is the folks who tried (and fortunately failed) to have Provincetown consider electric scooters as...
07-26-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,192
Posted By Nightcap

Like Philippe Gilbert's skill? (Sorry...) ...

Like Philippe Gilbert's skill? (Sorry...)

I've never seen an e-bike rider going appreciably faster than me, and I'm not a fast rider. I see lots of fast road bike riders, and lots of people...
07-26-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,192
Posted By Nightcap

I stand corrected. (Hey, Physics 101 was a long...

I stand corrected. (Hey, Physics 101 was a long time ago.)

As I mentioned in my conversation with UniChris above, the current standard in Massachusetts (as opposed to the letter of the archaic...
07-26-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,192
Posted By Nightcap

I have been very clear what kind of vehicle I'm...

I have been very clear what kind of vehicle I'm talking about, and have not advocated "Anything goes."

Assuming you are in New York, the law is most certainly NOT fixed. Please see NY Senate Bill...
07-26-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,192
Posted By Nightcap

The original post asked if we should require...

The original post asked if we should require licenses to operate e-bikes, as we do with motorcycles. My question was, "To what end?" That 17 states have not yet caught up with the times isn't really...
07-26-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,192
Posted By Nightcap

Except I've never mentioned "electric...

Except I've never mentioned "electric motorcycles" or mopeds. I'm talking about "low power electric bicycles" as defined by the CPSC. If we can't agree on the subject, we can't very well continue...
07-26-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,192
Posted By Nightcap

Again, I'm not sure what you think is under...

Again, I'm not sure what you think is under discussion. I've provided the federal definition of an e-bike. You're talking about something else.

A moped, according to most definitions, has over...
07-26-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,192
Posted By Nightcap

You're arguing points that are not in contention,...

You're arguing points that are not in contention, UniChris. I never said that states and municipalities cannot or do not make their own rules. New York State's laws are murky at best, since they...
07-26-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,192
Posted By Nightcap

I'm trying not to take this discussion...

I'm trying not to take this discussion personally, but what you describe is exactly my wife's condition. With her e-bike, she's able to join me on the bike trail for the first time in our lives. I...
07-26-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,192
Posted By Nightcap

I'm not saying that an e-bike is not a motor...

I'm not saying that an e-bike is not a motor vehicle, the federal government does.

"In conformance with legislation adopted by the U.S. Congress defining this category of electric-power bicycle...
07-26-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,192
Posted By Nightcap

I'm assuming that we are both sensible people of...

I'm assuming that we are both sensible people of good will. Perhaps you have a different definition of e-bike than I do. I'm referring to what the federal Consumer Product Safety Act defines as a low...
07-25-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,192
Posted By Nightcap

To what end? Are you going to insist that e-bike...

To what end? Are you going to insist that e-bike riders be tested because their bike’s top speed may technically exceed their abilities, and thus pose a danger on the MUP? What about the kidlings in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,080
Posted By Nightcap

You missed what I was quoting, Ksryder. OPís pic...

You missed what I was quoting, Ksryder. OPís pic was Hinault. I was referring to striking typesetters disrupting a race.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,080
Posted By Nightcap

That was the 1976 Paris-Roubaix, recorded in the...

That was the 1976 Paris-Roubaix, recorded in the Danish documentary A Sunday in Hell.
07-21-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By Nightcap

Um, unless you built your own electric...

Um, unless you built your own electric motorcycle, you canít do 30-45 mph either in Milton Keynes or Les Etats Unis. The British limit is 25 kph (15.5 mph); the American limit is 20 mph. But my wife...
07-20-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Nightcap

Kudos to Cambridge!

Donít park in the bike lane. We donít care if youíre an armored car.

https://www.universalhub.com/2018/armored-car-driver-arrested-blocking-bicycle-lane?nocache=1
07-20-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,504
Posted By Nightcap

I live on a 25-mile (and growing) MUP. At this...

I live on a 25-mile (and growing) MUP. At this time of year, it’s very busy: walkers, skaters, children wobbling on their training wheels, ordinary tourists on rentals enjoying bicycling they don’t...
07-20-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 8,446
Posted By Nightcap

The Civic is a very popular car. If you're...

The Civic is a very popular car. If you're looking for solid, reliable, inexpensive transportation, a Civic is a great choice. If you're looking for a stable, comfortable, inexpensive bike for...
07-15-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By Nightcap

Much obliged. Noticed that the cable to the front...

Much obliged. Noticed that the cable to the front derailleur was slack. Attempted to tighten and found the screw on the derailleur to which the cable is secured doesnít really attach to anything -...
07-15-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,922
Posted By Nightcap

The Unindicted Co-Conspirator and I both wear...

The Unindicted Co-Conspirator and I both wear progressives. We just got new Oakley sunglasses in our respective prescriptions from Lenscrafters. Pricy, but well worth it.
07-14-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,219
Posted By Nightcap

It’s certainly been the case for the Unindicted...

It’s certainly been the case for the Unindicted Co-Conspirator. She went from only being able to do a couple laps around the neighborhood to 30 mile trips in two months!
07-14-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,678
Posted By Nightcap

The NBC Gold ad-free coverage with Matt and...

The NBC Gold ad-free coverage with Matt and Robbie is pretty good. I prefer Phil and Paul, but can't stand the commercials.
07-14-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By Nightcap

Didn’t they try that in 2009? The teams didn’t go...

Didn’t they try that in 2009? The teams didn’t go for it.

The Tour de France was created to sell newspapers. Nothing like Blood, crashes, men at the extreme edges of endurance, and death to...
07-14-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 817
Posted By Nightcap

Yes, it is. I also have cruise control, surround...

Yes, it is. I also have cruise control, surround cameras, sensors for lane departure, someone stopping ahead, speed limit violations, someone darting behind me when I back up, tire pressure, satnav,...
07-10-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By Nightcap

Yikes! That makes my bike look almost pristine.

Yikes! That makes my bike look almost pristine.
07-10-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By Nightcap

the cables were just replaced, and the front...

the cables were just replaced, and the front derailleur worked on the stand, but not on the road. Might just be a cable loosening. If I replace the chain and the cassette, do I also need to replace...
07-10-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By Nightcap

Itís no longer my local bike shop. I still have...

Itís no longer my local bike shop. I still have the receipt: the bike cost $419.95 in May of Ď91. Thanks for the thumbs up.
07-09-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By Nightcap

Refurbishing 1991 Bianchi Boardwalk

I just had a nice ride on an old friend, a Bianchi Boardwalk I purchased in 1991. About ten years ago, I inquired at a local bike shop about shifting problems and gear jumping. I was told that I...
07-09-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,443
Posted By Nightcap

Yes I know this mistake was made 6 years ago, but...

Yes I know this mistake was made 6 years ago, but since no one has corrected it, allow me. Bikepedia is incorrect. The Bianchi Boardwalk was produced before 1993. I just dismounted from one I bought...
07-08-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By Nightcap

Watch the Tour de France. The top bike rider in...

Watch the Tour de France. The top bike rider in the world, Chris Froome, winner of the last four Grand Tours, went ass over teakettle in the first stage yesterday. Falling happens.

But youíll be...
07-08-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,263
Posted By Nightcap

All we need is to be Patricians, with a good...

All we need is to be Patricians, with a good complement of household slaves, and we too can live the good life.
07-05-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,671
Posted By Nightcap

The best: Peugeot UO-8 Trophee de France. The...

The best: Peugeot UO-8 Trophee de France. The most expensive (in terms of percentage of my net worth) bike I ever owned. Freedom before I ever owned a car. A transport of delight. I rode it with my...
07-05-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,016
Posted By Nightcap

Five years ago, we fell in love with the Lower...

Five years ago, we fell in love with the Lower Cape and bought a condo as a vacation / weekend getaway / eventual retirement spot. Four years ago, after the loss of the Unindicted Co-Conspirator’s...
07-04-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By Nightcap

The compressor unit is relatively compact and...

The compressor unit is relatively compact and quiet. It doesnít interfere with the enjoyment of the patio, at least in my development.

Lots of upsides living in a condo, too. We have great...
07-03-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By Nightcap

Mini-split ductless air conditioner is the full...

Mini-split ductless air conditioner is the full title. The compressor lives outside. Coolant and electric lines run to the individual units inside, requiring only a small hole in the wall and no duct...
07-03-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By Nightcap

In a word that the censor won’t kick at, they...

In a word that the censor won’t kick at, they vacuum. Yes, the best have two hoses, an intake and an exhaust. No, it doesn’t help much. But if you can’t use a window type or a mini-split, they’re...
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