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10-15-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By noglider

I changed my mind. I like this Falcon bike!

I changed my mind. I like this Falcon bike!
10-11-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 469,878
Posted By noglider

I've been tutoring an 18-year-old man in various...

I've been tutoring an 18-year-old man in various life skills. He likes cycling, and he outgrew his teenage bike. I found this bike on the road in the winter, put out with a FREE sign on it. The two...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By noglider

Wider tires go a long way. Finding the ideal...

Wider tires go a long way. Finding the ideal pressure helps a lot, too. It might be lower or higher than you think.
09-20-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,604
Posted By noglider

Or maybe I would reword that: more than enough is...

Or maybe I would reword that: more than enough is too much. Sometimes more is better, but EVEN MORE is not necessarily EVEN BETTER.

I get annoyed by the argument "hey you noticed me so it works,...
09-01-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 20,327
Posted By noglider

It's yellow bike month again. I don't own a...

It's yellow bike month again. I don't own a yellow bike, but I can show one. I shot this in 2018 after I fixed it up at the bike coop in Brooklyn (https://bikecoop.nyc/) where I was volunteering. The...
08-11-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,000
Posted By noglider

Fantastic! So much thought and work went into...

Fantastic! So much thought and work went into this.
08-09-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,793
Posted By noglider

It's been a while since I was a novice wheel...

It's been a while since I was a novice wheel builder, so maybe I don't know what they're capable of. But I don't think expensive tools gets you a better wheel. I just think it gets you a wheel...
08-09-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,793
Posted By noglider

What leads you to say this? The minimum...

What leads you to say this? The minimum investment is a spoke wrench.
08-02-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,645
Posted By noglider

One small downside of automatic lights is that...

One small downside of automatic lights is that they light up in the car when your bike is in the car. Years ago I had some automatic spoke lights and I was carrying my bike in my car. They flashed...
07-29-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,778
Posted By noglider

If you want a bike to enable you to keep up with...

If you want a bike to enable you to keep up with the cool kids, it should be as light as possible, and Fahrenheit531 is right that a modern bike should be lighter than 20 lbs. I went on a ride where...
07-15-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,569
Views: 273,621
Posted By noglider

I started it as a joke, but I'm glad for it now.

I started it as a joke, but I'm glad for it now.
07-12-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,177
Posted By noglider

I've had bikes from five of the countries listed....

I've had bikes from five of the countries listed. I've liked them all. I guess I just like bikes.
07-12-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,829
Posted By noglider

I try not to take professional sports too...

I try not to take professional sports too seriously because it appears like **** or slavery to me. Merckx said flat-out that he raced to support his family. I've been fortunate that I have not had to...
07-12-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By noglider

I use my phone with ridewithgps. It's not...

I use my phone with ridewithgps. It's not perfect, but neither is anything else. I connect my phone to an external battery and tell my screen to stay on. I bought an expensive mount and case for the...
07-06-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 469,878
Posted By noglider

bikemig, you and I have very similar tastes.

bikemig, you and I have very similar tastes.
07-02-21, 01:57 PM
07-01-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7,262
Views: 729,783
Posted By noglider

You'll be back. This is the holistic section of...

You'll be back. This is the holistic section of bikeforums where we talk about everything related and unrelated.
06-25-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,801
Posted By noglider

Wait, what? That's what we do here. I just did it...

Wait, what? That's what we do here. I just did it to my 1971 frame.
06-25-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7,262
Views: 729,783
Posted By noglider

Actually, there is this thread...

Actually, there is this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/508535-your-most-recent-cycling-related-purchase-667.html#post22104249), but I don't like it as much, perhaps because I can't...
06-24-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,927
Posted By noglider

It's a very handsome bike, shaping up well.

It's a very handsome bike, shaping up well.
06-16-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By noglider

prj71, perhaps you need to look at a shaped beam...

prj71, perhaps you need to look at a shaped beam to see what it's like. If it's sideways or upside down, it's extremely ineffective. And I'm not asking how I can eliminate the mount I already have...
06-15-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,168
Posted By noglider

I started working as a shop mechanic in my senior...

I started working as a shop mechanic in my senior year in high school, 1978. I worked as a mechanic and salesman in summers of 1978, 1979, and 1980. Then I started working 12 months a year as a...
06-15-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,801
Posted By noglider

I've been gently whispering "you need an e-bike"...

I've been gently whispering "you need an e-bike" to my spouse but not in those words. I want to make it a very soft sell. A few weeks ago she unknowingly got on a Cit-E-bike (my name) and said when...
06-15-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,599
Posted By noglider

There are NO FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENCES between small...

There are NO FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENCES between small and large flange hubs. Large flange hubs are small compared to the size of the wheel, and the differences between what we call small and large are...
06-15-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,262
Views: 729,783
Posted By noglider

(Speaking about the IRD/Holdsworth/Velo Orange...

(Speaking about the IRD/Holdsworth/Velo Orange crankset)

I like how it looks, classic and reminscent of Campagnolo Record and other cranks of that era. But the way it surprised me is that it feels...
06-15-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By noglider

That's all good stuff, rumrunn6. Thanks. I...

That's all good stuff, rumrunn6. Thanks. I especially like the Tubus gadget because I've seen racks I'd like to put on though my forks don't have bosses. I might use that gadget for adding a rack....
06-14-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 184,138
Posted By noglider

I say no to another subforum. More are not...

I say no to another subforum. More are not better. We have too many.
06-09-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,434
Posted By noglider

Right, here in C&V, virtually anything goes, and...

Right, here in C&V, virtually anything goes, and that includes modern bikes. We can't even decide what a modern bike is. To me, it's a bike of the brifter era!
06-09-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,434
Posted By noglider

I want to thank the moderators for working to be...

I want to thank the moderators for working to be responsive to us. I think you were a bit too quick to be a bit too responsive, if that's a criticism at all. And realizing that following the...
06-07-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,434
Posted By noglider

I appreciate the moderators thinking of us and...

I appreciate the moderators thinking of us and trying to make things better, but clearly the recent change is worse. And all this discussion doesn't help. Just put things back, please. It wasn't...
06-07-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By noglider

Congratulations. Life starts to get better.

Congratulations. Life starts to get better.
06-04-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,793
Posted By noglider

I say do it! I now have two bikes with dynamo...

I say do it! I now have two bikes with dynamo hubs.
05-23-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 263,854
Posted By noglider

GeoffroyFromLux, beautiful bike. The brake pad on...

GeoffroyFromLux, beautiful bike. The brake pad on the rear brake is misaligned. You better check that.
05-23-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7,262
Views: 729,783
Posted By noglider

Murray Missile, I love the Viscount outer ring. I...

Murray Missile, I love the Viscount outer ring. I have one on my street fixie bike, for the look of it. I wonder there aren't more made like it.
05-23-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 21,229
Posted By noglider

It looks very nice. The saddle is the best...

It looks very nice. The saddle is the best feature.
05-23-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,483
Posted By noglider

Very nice. We look forward to a ride report.

Very nice. We look forward to a ride report.
05-20-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,740
Posted By noglider

You just brought back memories for me. In 1980...

You just brought back memories for me. In 1980 and 1981, I was head mechanic at a shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on MIT campus. A frequent customer rode this bike. He was very tall and rather...
05-20-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 119,314
Posted By noglider

OK since I hadn't noticed that my tandem and my...

OK since I hadn't noticed that my tandem and my trailer come from the same company, I can now provide a picture of one towing the other.

...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,869
Posted By noglider

davei1980, how are your routine and chain?

davei1980, how are your routine and chain?
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 38,500
Posted By noglider

I subscribe to the trendy axiom which is to...

I subscribe to the trendy axiom which is to install the widest tires that fit easily.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,286
Posted By noglider

I had a 13.4-mile (one-way) commute. It was too...

I had a 13.4-mile (one-way) commute. It was too tiring to do every day. I did it two or three days a week. Some people are stronger or tougher or whatever, and yes, there are some who commute 20...
05-17-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,409
Posted By noglider

Bravo. If anyone could do it, it's you. How is...

Bravo. If anyone could do it, it's you. How is the fork?
05-17-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 469,878
Posted By noglider

scozim, I love the look of that Bianchi.

scozim, I love the look of that Bianchi.
05-17-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,740
Posted By noglider

bikemig, it will be fine for you.

bikemig, it will be fine for you.
05-14-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,890
Posted By noglider

pcb, thanks for reminding us of all those facts....

pcb, thanks for reminding us of all those facts. You are quite right in all of what you say. Retrospect is unfair when we say, "Why didn't we invent the stuff we now have?" It forgets the process we...
05-12-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,166
Posted By noglider

Charles Wahl, that is quite a charming video.

Charles Wahl, that is quite a charming video.
05-12-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By noglider

As someone else pointed out in another thread...

As someone else pointed out in another thread months ago, a more powerful light can be more useful not because of the higher output but because the battery has greater capacity. Then you can run it...
05-11-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,587
Posted By noglider

speed sensor

I bought the two-pack from Amazon (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0822VP8YZ?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details) for Xoss speed/cadence sensors for only $39. Each sensor can act as a speed sensor or...
05-10-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7,262
Views: 729,783
Posted By noglider

I had been thinking about getting a speed sensor...

I had been thinking about getting a speed sensor for a long time. I've been using RideWithGPS on my phone for a few years, and the speed readout isn't very accurate. I increased the time period for...
05-09-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,409
Posted By noglider

This thread is fun. I'll keep reading it. ...

This thread is fun. I'll keep reading it.

Maybe the owner wished he had a Sports, hence the decals. We can only guess.
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