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02-20-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By CliffordK

Probably not the issue with "play", but check for...

Probably not the issue with "play", but check for cracks in the bottom of the internal wedge type stems.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 48
Posted By CliffordK

Look an all the bulletin boards around the park...

Look an all the bulletin boards around the park entrance. Any policies would have to be clearly stated.

Talk to the Parks Department, and your County Commissioner if you have concerns.
...
02-20-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By CliffordK

One thing, if you do decide to write your API,...

One thing, if you do decide to write your API, there is OpenStreetMap (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap) that should be a big help.

I think RideWithGPS uses OSM as part of their...
02-19-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 481
Posted By CliffordK

Can I get tires that never get holes?

Can I get tires that never get holes?
02-18-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By CliffordK

Are you using or can you fit an 11T sprocket? ...

Are you using or can you fit an 11T sprocket?

Do your hubs have fully threaded axles, or some kind of end cap? Photos of the hubs would help.

If fully threaded, is there any possibility to...
02-18-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I haven't looked specifically for bike...

Hmmm...
I haven't looked specifically for bike laces. But, in the past I've found rope to be much preferable to shoelaces.

You might try 275 or 325 paracord:...
02-18-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,239
Posted By CliffordK

It turns out my old Colnago is a size 60, which I...

It turns out my old Colnago is a size 60, which I bought just before my 16th birthday.

And, I was about 5'10", and never got any taller.

And, I still like the bicycle almost 40 years later.
...
02-18-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 481
Posted By CliffordK

Why? You can use Tannus flat free tires...

Why?

You can use Tannus flat free tires without the need for a valve hole.

My guess is those 20" FAT tire rims don't have the Swiss Cheese holes to make them marginally lighter, but otherwise...
02-18-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By CliffordK

If I end up with loose tools, or a mixed set, I'm...

If I end up with loose tools, or a mixed set, I'm peering at the tiny markings to verify sizes, or metric vs standard.

So, color coding 1/16" or 1.5mm only is effective if you know the color...
02-18-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I'd like color coded, Standard vs Metric,...

:foo:
I'd like color coded, Standard vs Metric, but sizes color coded don't seem to be an issue.

It isn't quite clear what "Hex-Plus" means. Gimmick? I suppose I could imagine an improved fit...
02-18-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,101
Posted By CliffordK

Did anybody ever get a proper "mention"? @...

Did anybody ever get a proper "mention"?

@ followed simply by the username. (or wrapped in the tags).

fietsbob

fietsbob

It appears to me that he has less frequent posts, but still a...
02-17-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By CliffordK

Better get both sets... so you can have "P...

Better get both sets... so you can have "P wrenches" and "T wrenches".

Never want to be with the wrong wrench!!!
02-16-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,260
Posted By CliffordK

The one comment is that there may be a benefit of...

The one comment is that there may be a benefit of filing down the damaged part of the frame so it is smooth. That will help prevent a place for cracks to nucleate.

The OP still has an issue with...
02-16-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By CliffordK

Sorry to hear this. Hopefully they have...

Sorry to hear this.

Hopefully they have serial numbers and documentation on all of the bikes.

Video Surveillance?

It has to be quite some lowlife to steal from a company that is doing...
02-15-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By CliffordK

All of the new photographs are going to your...

All of the new photographs are going to your "gallery/album" page.

You can follow the links to "Gallery" in the menu to find it. Then once you have it, just remember the link in a way that is...
02-14-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,828
Posted By CliffordK

Local delivery jobs often have a lifting...

Local delivery jobs often have a lifting requirement. I don't know about long-haul, but make sure you are up for the job requirements.

I could imagine driving 3 or 4 hours a day, but don't think...
02-14-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,260
Posted By CliffordK

A lot will depend on the materials prep, and...

A lot will depend on the materials prep, and overall quality of the joint. If done well, it is unlikely that the post will suddenly drop 1 foot. But, more likely the risk of twisting, or a drop of an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By CliffordK

I haven't taken the Bike Friday on any organized...

I haven't taken the Bike Friday on any organized century rides, but I've towed my trailer over 100 miles.. once... and 50 or so miles a couple of times.

Yeah, this was at the end of the ride,...
02-14-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,260
Posted By CliffordK

If we concentrate on the one joint that failed,...

If we concentrate on the one joint that failed, one can look at possible causes. A couple of posts down, the idea of a loose fitting post comes up (although I've wondered about it, and did notice...
02-14-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,260
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not quite sure what the shim will do for you....

I'm not quite sure what the shim will do for you. It does require a smaller post. If you go with the epoxy, it should fill the space around the post for the length.

Some people have used soda...
02-13-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By CliffordK

As mentioned above, freewheels tend to wobble...

As mentioned above, freewheels tend to wobble like that with no ill effects. Perhaps even improving shifting. So, if there aren't other symptoms (wheel out of true, stiff axle, issues with...
02-13-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,466
Posted By CliffordK

That all sounds pretty extreme. Get what...

That all sounds pretty extreme.

Get what you can afford, feel comfortable with, and FEEL COMFORTABLE WRECKING!

You'll quickly reach a point where shaving, say 1 pound (1/2 kilo) off the bike...
02-13-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,260
Posted By CliffordK

Looking at the photo, it looks like there was...

Looking at the photo, it looks like there was about 6" of post in the hole which should have been sufficient.

The clamp does look pinched in slightly, but I'm not sure if that is normal or not. ...
02-13-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,260
Posted By CliffordK

Not a bad idea of using a different material. ...

Not a bad idea of using a different material. Chromoly, Stainless, or Titanium. Then just epoxy it into place. It does still reduce the size of the seatpost slightly, but perhaps not as much as an...
02-13-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By CliffordK

Looking at the hub, the stepped design of the...

Looking at the hub, the stepped design of the center part of the hub is very characteristic of early Shimano freehubs/cassettes.

So, I'd bet a 99% chance it is actually a cassette.

It wouldn't...
02-13-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,466
Posted By CliffordK

So in that case, perhaps look at the big places...

So in that case, perhaps look at the big places to cut weight.

Wheels, tires, tubes?
02-13-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,466
Posted By CliffordK

A good bike doesn't have to be a new 2020 model. ...

A good bike doesn't have to be a new 2020 model.
Perhaps a 2019 model?

You can certainly break 20 lbs without spending an arm and a leg.

I have intended to try to cut down to the 15 pound...
02-13-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By CliffordK

Worksman has also made a name for themselves for...

Worksman has also made a name for themselves for rugged bikes, and have electric options.

https://www.worksmancycles.com/electric.html
02-13-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By CliffordK

There is also the Haul-a-Day...

There is also the Haul-a-Day (https://www.bikefriday.com/folding-bikes/product/bike-friday-haul-a-day-cargo-bike) which is a cargo bike, and has electric assist mode available.

It would be my...
02-13-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,260
Posted By CliffordK

Do you know what has caused all the scratching on...

Do you know what has caused all the scratching on the seatpost? Has the post been slipping down?

27.2 is a pretty standard seatpost. You can get smaller posts. But, say going down to 25mm would...
02-13-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By CliffordK

Post a location on your account. This may be...

Post a location on your account. This may be something where local support may help.

What about storage space at home?

Clever Cycles (https://www.clevercycles.com/bicycles/cargo-bikes/) from...
02-13-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,260
Posted By CliffordK

You might find this thread interesting: ...

You might find this thread interesting:

https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/1124480-modifying-frame.html

Anyway, the user had a most unique tandem with a forward sloping top tube, and a...
02-13-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,260
Posted By CliffordK

How was the "Minimum Insertion" developed? It is...

How was the "Minimum Insertion" developed? It is obvious why one has it... but, is there any science behind it.
...
02-12-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By CliffordK

That is a wonderful trail around Dorena Lake. ...

That is a wonderful trail around Dorena Lake.

Pretty flat, but if you want hills, the cutover from Culp Creek to Steamboat didn't seem like much, but it really kicked my fanny with my loaded...
02-12-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,260
Posted By CliffordK

Do you have a photo of the bike configured like...

Do you have a photo of the bike configured like you were riding it?

Measure the seat tube from the middle of the bottom bracket to... :foo: I like to measure to the top of the top tube. But,...
02-12-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,260
Posted By CliffordK

Personally I would try butt-welding it. I...

Personally I would try butt-welding it. I struggle with aluminum welding, but a good welding shop should be able to do it for you. I'd ask about local machine shops that do aluminum, and not...
02-12-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,260
Posted By CliffordK

Is this the bike, or similar? ...

Is this the bike, or similar?
https://www.radpowerbikes.com/products/radcity-electric-commuter-bike...
02-12-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,260
Posted By CliffordK

How did you manage to break the mast where you...

How did you manage to break the mast where you did?

Rider Weight?

How much post extends into the frame? Did you use the "minimum insertion" mark? Perhaps with a mast, one should have the...
02-12-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By CliffordK

One thing to consider. When cars are moving 50...

One thing to consider. When cars are moving 50 MPH, and bikes are moving 10 MPH, the bikes are ALWAYS stopped with respect to the cars.

Moving faster, slower, or actually taking your foot off...
02-12-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By CliffordK

As far as riding "outside" of Portland. The...

As far as riding "outside" of Portland.

The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (https://traveloregon.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/bicycling/willamette-valley-scenic-bikeway/) is a wonderful...
02-12-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By CliffordK

Here are 3 rides that encompass North/South/East....

Here are 3 rides that encompass North/South/East. Absolutely wicked hills. 50 miles is at least equivalent to a "century". You can download the GPS and follow the lions painted on the roads any...
02-12-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,380
Posted By CliffordK

My old bike... I think I need to work on the...

My old bike... I think I need to work on the alignment some.

That is one issue with steel in comparison to other materials.

If a carbon fiber frame was straight when it left the factory, it...
02-12-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By CliffordK

Find new representatives that will get the...

Find new representatives that will get the project done?

Doesn't Boise have some major issues with urban sprawl? Nampa? That could certainly impact bus systems.

It does sound like Boise has...
Forum: Want To Buy
02-12-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By CliffordK

You might try this company: ...

You might try this company:

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Stainless-Steel-Bicycle-Rim_50015625196.html

Of course China is upside-down right now so it could take some time, but they...
Forum: Want To Buy
02-11-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By CliffordK

These are listed as 28 x 1 1/2 ...

These are listed as 28 x 1 1/2

https://www.dutchbikebits.com/traditional-bicycle-wheel-rims

They appear to have chrome plated stainless, 36h. And, dirt cheap... relatively speaking, depending...
02-11-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,647
Posted By CliffordK

There are a number of "drop stop" rings. ...

There are a number of "drop stop" rings. Wolftooth makes some.

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/pages/asymmetric-tooth-profile

They tend to have slightly more aggressive teeth, as well as...
02-11-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By CliffordK

My thoughts on brake lights and turn signals are...

My thoughts on brake lights and turn signals are that they don't help a lot.

If you use flashers, then they would naturally confound sensitivity to other lights.

My goal is to BE SEEN, and I...
02-11-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,472
Posted By CliffordK

If the chainstays and seatstays are symmetrical,...

If the chainstays and seatstays are symmetrical, and in alignment, then they aren't bent.
...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,220
Posted By CliffordK

I was at the building supply store the other day,...

I was at the building supply store the other day, and they had 110V outlets, either:
Two 110V, Two USV
or
Four USV, No 110V

I think I've seen similar setups in hotels.

Anyway, if you have a...
02-10-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,472
Posted By CliffordK

Dalvis's Album: ...

Dalvis's Album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/512232
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/16740395
...
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