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06-17-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 857
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, another thing. Sealant can make a mess out...

Oh, another thing. Sealant can make a mess out of just about anything.

Not saying it is bad, but just one has to be prepared. Remove and clean the core and stem?
06-17-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 857
Posted By CliffordK

I have to agree, I can't imagine Schrader valves...

I have to agree, I can't imagine Schrader valves being any worse than Presta. Plus, they have the spring to help keep the valve closed, when the Presta uses internal air pressure alone to keep it...
06-17-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 857
Posted By CliffordK

Usually every time I drive. Sometimes a couple...

Usually every time I drive. Sometimes a couple of times between uses too.

Of course, I just got my Blazer back on the road for the first time in 4 1/2 years.

Tires, Tubes, whatever, will...
06-17-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,860
Posted By CliffordK

I disagree. In some places in the urban...

I disagree.

In some places in the urban setting, there are just too many lights.

Low street lights.
Auto Lights.
etc.

The strobes help differentiate the bike from the background.
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By CliffordK

No Photos of the actual bike yet? The...

No Photos of the actual bike yet?



The value of "window dressing" may well be worth more than the space, especially if someone else carries the capital investment.

Perhaps that is the reason...
06-17-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17,391
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By CliffordK

Is that from an ad, or a tire you bought? It...

Is that from an ad, or a tire you bought?

It might be OK on a trainer indoors. :foo: Not that I'd put that on a $1000 carbon wheel set.

Ignoring the cracking, looking at the top of the tire,...
06-16-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,891
Posted By CliffordK

I just got onto PayPal today. They've...

I just got onto PayPal today.

They've updated the screens.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/363x524/80-paypalprotection_d0abab7429154ebf6b886f0d4b9857be174f70cd.gif
...
06-15-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By CliffordK

That might work, but I'd worry about additional...

That might work, but I'd worry about additional issues. Are more spokes loose?

If one tightens loose spokes without compensating with other spokes, it is easy to end up with a wheel out of true,...
06-15-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, I lump the tires as similar: Schwalbe...

Oh, I lump the tires as similar:

Schwalbe Marathon Plus
Panaracer Tourguard
Michelin Protek Max and Michelin Protek Cross Max

I have had a flat (first 20 miles) with the Marathon Plus, but...
06-15-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By CliffordK

I had some Michelin Protek Cross Max tires on my...

I had some Michelin Protek Cross Max tires on my commuter. I found them slower than racing tires, but absolutely bomb-proof. Quite a few miles, and not a flat.

I didn't choose to go to the...
06-15-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By CliffordK

You are using a spoke wrench, right? You...

You are using a spoke wrench, right?

You might remove the rim tape, and spray WD40, or your favorite penitrant onto all the nipples, top and bottom, and let it sit overnight.

New spokes and...
06-15-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By CliffordK

I've had problems with the foot well for the...

I've had problems with the foot well for the kid's trailers being too low. And, am not quite sure... perhaps I'll try to modify one to decrease the foot well, but that may also require some sewing....
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By CliffordK

So, is that a vintage MTB with 26" wheels,...

So, is that a vintage MTB with 26" wheels, somewhat like this one:

https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb12100606/p5pb12100606.jpg
or this one?...
06-14-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By CliffordK

I prefer solid front lights and blinking in the...

I prefer solid front lights and blinking in the rear.

Harsh front blinking is very distracting, but the more sinusoidal dimming/brighter is at least tolerable.

As far as synchronized... ...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By CliffordK

I'm frequently seen coming home from shopping...

I'm frequently seen coming home from shopping with a few frozen pizzas. Sometimes tied to my rack. Sometimes in panniers. Sometimes in a bike trailer.

I have one pannier set with a trunk bag...
06-14-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,135
Posted By CliffordK

Quite a unique set of theft deterrent bolts on...

Quite a unique set of theft deterrent bolts on those bikes.

Apparently not a lot of bikes in their "Museum". But, perhaps it will grow.

Someone had posted a battered Lime Bike in the Wacky...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By CliffordK

I'm more of an irregular commuter, errands,...

I'm more of an irregular commuter, errands, utility riding, shopping, etc.

Distances vary, but I'm frequently in the 30 to 40 mile RT range. Rarely less than 20 miles RT. Although I often do...
06-14-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By CliffordK

It looks like I missed this post when it came up....

It looks like I missed this post when it came up.

How did your doctor visits go? Surgery?

Mom has had both rotator cuffs worked on, both for range of motion as well as pain management.

The...
06-14-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By CliffordK

My guess is that the frame is a genuine Colnago. ...

My guess is that the frame is a genuine Colnago. The construction appears to be very much like a Colnago. And, there was an association between Colnago and the Boule d'Or racing team in the late...
06-14-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By CliffordK

I think that little step to the nut is specific...

I think that little step to the nut is specific to Continental. My interpretation is that if you have a rim drilled for Schrader, you can turn the small diameter part of the nut towards the rim to...
06-14-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,150
Posted By CliffordK

Are these replies in Mechanics, or new threads? ...

Are these replies in Mechanics, or new threads?

I just posted a reply, and it seemed to go fine.
06-14-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, I bought a bunch of Conti tubes from Merlin 6...

Ok, I bought a bunch of Conti tubes from Merlin 6 months ago. Black Butyl Rubber.

Cross 28, (25/35) boxed, "Made in China" printed on box and tubes. White lettering. Black cap. Stepped nut.
...
06-13-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By CliffordK

I don't believe there was any disrespect intended...

I don't believe there was any disrespect intended by members here.

Everything I've observed of our local hospital, they're reasonably supportive of bike commuters, and have several large...
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By CliffordK

I'm going to disagree with zukahn1. It is...

I'm going to disagree with zukahn1.

It is certainly a small bike, which narrows the market. But, it appears to be mostly complete, Nuovo Record, including I think NR brakes & hubs. And, minus the...
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By CliffordK

It is a pretty bike, and overall appears to be in...

It is a pretty bike, and overall appears to be in excellent condition (plus or minus some minimal tuning).

However, it appears to be a very low quality build overall.

I'd put your value at...
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By CliffordK

zekzek's Gallery/Album: ...

zekzek's Gallery/Album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/500718
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/14165809
...
06-13-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By CliffordK

Care to fill us in on what happened BEFORE you...

Care to fill us in on what happened BEFORE you arrived at the hospital... or is it a blank?

And, how did you arrive at Urgent Care with a collapsed lung & internal bleeding? Our local hospital...
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By CliffordK

Upload some photos to your Album/Gallery page,...

Upload some photos to your Album/Gallery page, and let us know to dig them up, if you can't post directly.

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/444912

You mentioned in your other thread...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,931
Posted By CliffordK

Is that your review? I had posted more...

Is that your review?

I had posted more lengthy comments in this thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1041967-tanis-solid-tire.html

I did mount my own tires. 23mm,...
06-13-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By CliffordK

That may well be true, but he should tell his...

That may well be true, but he should tell his story in court.

And, one "wins" if the case doesn't go to court.

Even if he is innocent. Had stopped to tie his shoe and not realized where he...
06-12-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By CliffordK

I like the kid's trailers for a cargo trailers. ...

I like the kid's trailers for a cargo trailers.

One issue is that they do tend to hang low in front where the feet go.

I usually discard the top fabric, and drop the seat back down. But,...
Forum: Foo
06-12-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By CliffordK

Cruella de Vil Lady Tremaine

Cruella de Vil

Lady Tremaine
06-12-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By CliffordK

It should be easy enough to change your cranks...

It should be easy enough to change your cranks from black to purple or pink. :)

Oh, if you're handy around the kitchen, reports are that Oven Cleaner can do wonders for removing anodizing.
06-12-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17,391
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By CliffordK

Duct tape is your friend!!! Get that fixed...

Duct tape is your friend!!!

Get that fixed up in a matter of minutes. :)
06-12-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,560
Posted By CliffordK

Leisesturm, Good point that one can dump speed...

Leisesturm, Good point that one can dump speed quickly, so if one sees a car pull out in front, one might drop from 40 to 20 in a second. Perhaps even slower.

On the other hand, if a draft line...
06-11-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,560
Posted By CliffordK

:eek::eek::eek: Hopefully that was meant to...

:eek::eek::eek:

Hopefully that was meant to be a joke. If the OP isn't willing to ride the frame, then either trash it, give it away, or sell it with full disclosures (and hope the buyer is...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,931
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: It looks like I wrote that almost 2...

:foo:

It looks like I wrote that almost 2 years ago. had a pair of 23mm Tannus tires on a winter commuter. I never was happy with wet traction, although I've wondered about Gator Hardshell wet...
06-11-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By CliffordK

So Bird filed a motion to quash the subpoena. ...

So Bird filed a motion to quash the subpoena.

So, just take it back to the judge and get a ruling on the motion.

The city has to have a solid charges to actually prosecute.

The city, of...
06-11-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,560
Posted By CliffordK

I think that would be my first question. ...

I think that would be my first question.

Running into something solid like a car pulling out in front of you could be a cause for significant concern.

On the other hand, a bike sliding out from...
Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,308
Posted By CliffordK

Homer Simpson Hank Hill, King of the Hill ...

Homer Simpson
Hank Hill, King of the Hill

I'm not quite sure where I'd put Tim the Tool Man Taylor. :foo:
06-11-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By CliffordK

As far as bikes, a recumbent trike can be very...

As far as bikes, a recumbent trike can be very low impact. And, perhaps add electric assist if desired.

Unfortunately, as you probably know, being 100+ lbs overweight can contribute to knee...
06-11-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 17,391
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: ...

:foo:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1740x870/80-tires_33f5526d277a370745616ce4a1ded5c7aa22301e.jpg

I think I left half the car home. :P

I'll admit that I've been...
06-10-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,218
Posted By CliffordK

Here is the Nimble Website: Welcome to...

Here is the Nimble Website:

Welcome to Nimble (http://www.nimble.net/)

Nimble Fly, Carbon Rim (http://www.nimble.net/fly.html)
Carbon Tubular Rim: 340g
Front Hub: 68g
Rear Hub (Road?): 240g...
06-10-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By CliffordK

Stuff happens, and I end up with unplanned bike...

Stuff happens, and I end up with unplanned bike repairs on the side of the road.

I try my best to pick up after myself, although perhaps I'll occasionally lose a valve cap or valve nut...
06-10-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By CliffordK

Sorry to hear that the repair failed, but I'm...

Sorry to hear that the repair failed, but I'm glad you got a solution you're happy with.

It would be fun to try a "home repair" if you could get the frame back. :)
06-10-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
Posted By CliffordK

I presume you have issues with legs and arms. ...

I presume you have issues with legs and arms. So, while going < 5 MPH can be a problem, going > 10 MPH may also be a problem.

Kudos that you were able to teach her how to ride (I think). ...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,828
Posted By CliffordK

Raspberry bushes in the back yard. Just eat...

Raspberry bushes in the back yard.

Just eat them right off the bushes. :)
06-09-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17,391
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By CliffordK

Selling bicycles to people without money to pay...

Selling bicycles to people without money to pay for them?

Edit:
As this thread demonstrates, there are many people who could use better bicycle marketing skills.
Forum: Foo
06-09-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,677
Posted By CliffordK

Not to worry, their current plan is to just turn...

Not to worry, their current plan is to just turn off the electricity.
06-09-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
Posted By CliffordK

There are, of course, a number of E-Scooters. ...

There are, of course, a number of E-Scooters. But, I'm not sure if that fits within your needs.

How is your daughter's overall stability?

There are both electric upright trikes, and electric...
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