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06-30-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,614
Posted By striegel

Paris Sport leaning on railing of foot bridge over Chagrin River

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04-26-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By striegel

Have you considered custom-molding a set to match...

Have you considered custom-molding a set to match your hands? Sugru is well suited to this purpose.
04-08-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,891
Posted By striegel

Maybe I'll buy a new BMW and drive it within the...

Maybe I'll buy a new BMW and drive it within the speed limit, use my turn signals every time, and yield to all other cars - just to mess with that brand perception.
:lol:
04-02-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,196
Posted By striegel

It must be time to take a new picture in front of...

It must be time to take a new picture in front of my new garage door. This photo is from August, 2017.
...
04-01-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By striegel

It's a lovely color of green with golden metalflake

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03-31-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By striegel

I straightened my steerer today

Last year when the crew installing my new garage door knocked my bike* off its hook, it must have hit the concrete floor hard. I didn't see any evidence of bending, but the bike was unsafe to ride...
12-19-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,759
Posted By striegel

My personal philosophy came to me one day during...

My personal philosophy came to me one day during a lunchtime ride when I was feeling comfortable: "If something doesn't ache, I could be trying harder."
11-23-17, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 599,717
Posted By striegel

Oh, that is beautiful!

What a gorgeous machine.
08-18-17, 05:44 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 33,328
Posted By striegel

Avocet seatpost failure?

Wow! Mine has lasted through tens of thousands of miles and has its 4th saddle bolted onto it. It sounds like you're describing a failure of the top clamps? I've never heard about this before.
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08-17-17, 06:30 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 33,328
Posted By striegel

1975 Paris Sport Model 700

Like most such machines of its age, the second bicycle I ever bought with my own money has gotten quite a number of replacement parts installed on it over the years - not all of them because of the...
08-13-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By striegel

Finally did the hub transplant and rode it the first time today

Well, this took me a while to get around to. I was traveling quite a bit and didn't get to things right away.

When I finally settled down to try swapping the bearing cups, I determined that I had...
08-09-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,041
Posted By striegel

Wow, I rarely see another bike the same color as my own!

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Forum: Commuting
07-03-17, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 105,146
Posted By striegel

A brand new 21-inch bungie cord and a nice...

A brand new 21-inch bungie cord and a nice kitchen knife.
06-04-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By striegel

Photos

So here are images of the intact and broken bearing cups. What you don't see are the missing pieces already removed from the drive side on the right....
06-04-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By striegel

Now I'll have to get one of those!

Aha! I've never seen one of those, but it looks like a great idea. Something to put on my wish list for Father's Day.

Alan
06-04-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By striegel

Measured, photos will follow later

Looking closely this morning, the same cup appears to be used on both drive-side and opposite. The opening for the dustcap somewhere between 29.52 and 29.77 mm (close enough?).
francophile: Thanks...
06-03-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By striegel

I guess I don't know - cups same for solid as hollow axle?

Maybe I'll have to take some measurements and take a couple of close-up photos.

Alan
06-03-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By striegel

Can I replace bearing race on a 1975 Normandy hub?

Today I pulled the rear wheel to handle some bearing noise and found that the drive-side bearing race had broken into pieces. They're supposed to be replaceable, aren't they? Does anybody still...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 105,146
Posted By striegel

In just the past two weeks, I've found an iPhone...

In just the past two weeks, I've found an iPhone 5s, a combination lock, a bungee cord, and a Stanley box cutter knife.

The iPhone screen wouldn't light up. That's probably because it had been...
12-23-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,790
Posted By striegel

I'll second the vote for the Seirus Combo-Scarf. ...

I'll second the vote for the Seirus Combo-Scarf. I'm now on my second one because with a lot of use, the velcro wears out and the material stretches. The first one lasted me for around 4 years of...
09-18-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7,009
Views: 708,458
Posted By striegel

My Paris Sport

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09-16-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,259
Views: 665,948
Posted By striegel

Me on the bike as seen from Google Street View

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4502533,-81.338613,3a,37.5y,224.41h,62.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sioQiBBSQJR3UZ9Gc45JO2A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Forum: Commuting
09-08-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By striegel

My image on Google Streetview

Here (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4502533,-81.338613,3a,37.5y,224.41h,62.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sioQiBBSQJR3UZ9Gc45JO2A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en)it is! The photos obscure my face (which might...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By striegel

Today over lunch hour I biked to the drug store...

Today over lunch hour I biked to the drug store to pick up a prescription. The lady at the drive-through pharmacy window always chuckles when I pull up.

On my way to the store the Google...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 105,146
Posted By striegel

Big pair of slip-joint pliers with almost no rust...

Big pair of slip-joint pliers with almost no rust or dirt. These were too long to fit in my handlebar bag, so I left them on the fence post.
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01-31-16, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,602
Posted By striegel

This was an unusually warm day for northeast Ohio...

This was an unusually warm day for northeast Ohio at the end of January - it was 56 degrees F, so I just kept going and going. Maybe a bit too far. Thirty-one miles, mostly along the Chagrin River,...
01-02-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,881
Posted By striegel

Just a short ride to the drug store and back -...

Just a short ride to the drug store and back - mostly level road. It was 30 degrees F and steady wind but I definitely dressed just right for the weather.

When I pulled up to the drive-through...
01-01-16, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,338
Posted By striegel

My last ride of the year was 25 minutes on the...

My last ride of the year was 25 minutes on the rollers in my garage, but it was all done with a smile on my face. My wife bought me a new Brooks B17 Imperial saddle for Christmas and this was my...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,637
Posted By striegel

Any time it's been below freezing the night...

Any time it's been below freezing the night before or the forecast shows it's going that low I ride the studded tires. It's mostly for the black ice in the low areas and places in the shade.

I...
11-10-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,145
Posted By striegel

The western world is filling up with people who...

The western world is filling up with people who have their earbuds turned up too loud, so they are losing hearing acuity faster than you and I.

I carry earplugs with me almost everywhere now and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By striegel

There is a setup manual somewhere online where it...

There is a setup manual somewhere online where it gives a table. It lists 1545 for this tire size.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,476
Posted By striegel

Does it only work on the down stroke? The short...

Does it only work on the down stroke? The short video clip doesn't make it clear enough for me. If this drivetrain can't use the upstroke then I wouldn't be interested.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,879
Posted By striegel

135295 This is part of the Bermuda Railway...

135295
This is part of the Bermuda Railway Trail, an old narrow-gauge railroad line that was converted to a biking and walking path.

Wish this was my commute! I rode there for 2 days on vacation.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,182
Posted By striegel

[rhm has claimed them] I have two 27 x 1-1/4...

[rhm has claimed them]
I have two 27 x 1-1/4 tires that I only used for 12 miles. They're just too wide to easily pass my brakes when I want to remove the wheels, so I moved to 27 x 1's.

These...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-09, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,098
Posted By striegel

Helmet mounted blinkie (PBSF now, not the one...

Helmet mounted blinkie (PBSF now, not the one pictured) and headlight (Amoeba, attached with velcro).

In addition, there is a PBSF on the rear strap of my pannier and another clip on the seatpost...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,167
Posted By striegel

I always take notice of the avatars, but...

I always take notice of the avatars, but sometimes I have to look twice to figure out what they actually represent*. Familiar ones will sometimes make me stop and read a post fully or skip it...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,941
Posted By striegel

Folding bicycles can be stowed in a bag under a...

Folding bicycles can be stowed in a bag under a cubicle desk. I've had a number of folks at the office tell me they never knew it was under there.
Forum: Commuting
07-05-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By striegel

Did you contact Planet Bike to have them replace...

Did you contact Planet Bike to have them replace it under warranty? They're good about that. I had a clip break off one of mine and they mailed a replacement to me right away.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By striegel

I used to corner much faster on tubular tires. ...

I used to corner much faster on tubular tires. Their profile was always perfectly circular. When I switched to clinchers it became unsafe, especially at the transition from the tread to the...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-09, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By striegel

You can wash biking gloves?;) Mine never get...

You can wash biking gloves?;)

Mine never get more than rained on.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,720
Posted By striegel

Remind yourself that to build muscle, you have to...

Remind yourself that to build muscle, you have to get uncomfortable. (See my personal philosophy below.)

Read the sidewall maximum pressure rating of your tires and inflate to or a bit above that...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,908
Posted By striegel

Remember that when it rains and the streets are...

Remember that when it rains and the streets are covered with standing or running water, the surface is more nearly a mirror. You will need much more light then to see the street than when it's dry...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-09, 09:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 983
Posted By striegel

Yes, my new derailleur came in the mail on...

Yes, my new derailleur came in the mail on Wednesday but I couldn't install it until tonight. I spent some time cleaning the chain and sprockets then oiled the chain when it was done.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By striegel

If it's a cut on the inside, I'd boot it. On the...

If it's a cut on the inside, I'd boot it. On the outside I just fill the cut with Shoe Goo. It's almost ideally flexible and lasts a pretty long time.

This winter I had a slice through the tread...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,828
Posted By striegel

On my folding bike with MKS Ezy pedals, I...

On my folding bike with MKS Ezy pedals, I appreciate that when I remove the pedals, the straps of the Power Grips flatten against the pedal, taking less room in a bag than traditional toe clips...
05-01-09, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,647
Posted By striegel

The Specialized brand of kneewarmers have a very...

The Specialized brand of kneewarmers have a very grippy band of silicone at top and bottom, but they will still slip down unless they are pulled all the way up to the tops of the thighs.

They're...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,684
Posted By striegel

Last winter I pulled a calf muscle and needed 3...

Last winter I pulled a calf muscle and needed 3 weeks off the bike to let it heal properly. It was no problem to drive then, but it's more fun to bike. I've been wondering what the car-free people...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,340
Posted By striegel

Blue Bell Metro with Planet Bike Superflash on...

Blue Bell Metro with Planet Bike Superflash on the back strap.

Oh, and to the front I also have a 400 Lumens headlamp.
04-09-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,290
Posted By striegel

You can save a lot of money by shopping for...

You can save a lot of money by shopping for clearance items. Just 2 weeks ago, I found a Columbia fleece jacket for $19.50, a cashmere sweater for $28 and a merino wool sweater for $6 at Kohl's.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,566
Posted By striegel

Within limits, I do everything possible myself. ...

Within limits, I do everything possible myself. I just recently bought a chain whip and the tool to remove my own cassette, since my previous bikes always had freewheels. But I am not set up to...
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