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07-22-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By blakcloud

k I will pull them on the weekend and see. I am...

k I will pull them on the weekend and see. I am doubtful as they are brand new and did this on the first ride but it doesn't hurt to check. Thanks for the tip.

Someone else suggested this to me...
07-21-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By blakcloud

Disk brake noise that baffles me

I know, it is hard to describe noises on the internet but I will try. I have XTR disk brakes and they work great. My problem is when I go down a hill fast, brake hard, I hear a repetitive pinging...
07-20-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,658
Posted By blakcloud

Nicely done and I agree more photos! Happy...

Nicely done and I agree more photos! Happy cycling.
07-12-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By blakcloud

For me it was just time, that was the cure. I...

For me it was just time, that was the cure. I tried the Spongy Wonder noseless saddle but it didn't work for me at all. I suspect that all the movement in that area still caused discomfort. Mine...
07-05-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By blakcloud

This is a non-issue. Like EVERYTHING on a bike,...

This is a non-issue. Like EVERYTHING on a bike, tighten it to the recommended specs and you are good to go. If you are excessively worried about it coming loose, use Lock-tite (blue). As Fietbob says...
07-05-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,051
Posted By blakcloud

A shop that is doing well in Tokyo selling older...

A shop that is doing well in Tokyo selling older and classic parts is Blue Lug. They have two shops. Have a look at their websites and get a feel for what they are doing. If you happen to be close to...
07-04-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,402
Posted By blakcloud

Cycommute gave the most plausible answer to why...

Cycommute gave the most plausible answer to why your spokes are breaking and this was echoed by others. If you rebuild with the correct spokes you still have the issue of 32 spoke wheels which aren’t...
07-04-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By blakcloud

Ship Bikes start at $179 and you have the hassle...

Ship Bikes start at $179 and you have the hassle of customs, suggests to me it would be better all around to bring the bike with you on your flight. Most airlines charge less than that and you have...
07-03-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 42,442
Posted By blakcloud

Really? In what world does paint thinner actually...

Really? In what world does paint thinner actually removed dry paint? Paint thinner, solvent, Varsol, call it what you want is used for degreasing bikes and in no way takes off paint.

I am always...
07-03-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,310
Posted By blakcloud

Just because you put an emoji in your comment...

Just because you put an emoji in your comment doesn't make it any less offensive. Someone just had an expensive bike rack stolen off his vehicle and yet you think it is alright to joke about it. It...
07-01-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By blakcloud

I have seen a few in my life but never had the...

I have seen a few in my life but never had the chance to ride one. Interesting design.
06-30-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By blakcloud

I own two pair of White Industries pedals with...

I own two pair of White Industries pedals with Bruce Gordon half clips. They certainly are the cats meow.

The pedals are keepers since WI doesn't make them anymore, at least not on their website...
06-30-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,171
Posted By blakcloud

I liked the colour of my Toyota Camry Hybrid...

I liked the colour of my Toyota Camry Hybrid (Ruby Red), I had my custom bike painted the same colour....
06-29-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By blakcloud

Park Tool Case BX-3

For the last few years I have been using the Park Tool Case BX-2 but I had two problems. First with all my tools, it is heavy. I had to carry this from my condo to the parking garage to work on my...
06-28-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By blakcloud

Yes, Silca the ever infamous Italian brand is now...

Yes, Silca the ever infamous Italian brand is now American based in Indianapolis, USA. Their products are in a whole new league compared to the days of old.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,002
Posted By blakcloud

Think he is selling his bikes or services, report...

Think he is selling his bikes or services, report it to the moderators but thanks for trying to police this forum. Now that Raxel has replied your baseless accusations it might be time for you to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,002
Posted By blakcloud

Does it really matter? He posts spectacular...

Does it really matter?

He posts spectacular builds of folding bikes and the few who post negative comments sound more jealous than envious.

One again Raxel, the bike is beautiful.
06-27-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,798
Posted By blakcloud

At the time he originally posted in 2018, there...

At the time he originally posted in 2018, there wasn't a like button. Now there is. Hence his original comment was correct for when he wrote it. (Sorry not bike related)
06-25-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,189
Posted By blakcloud

So “Mountain Bike” is a type of ride not a type...

So “Mountain Bike” is a type of ride not a type of bike?
06-25-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By blakcloud

Sorry, I should have added, if you already own a...

Sorry, I should have added, if you already own a typical repair stand you could purchase the Hirobel device from Silca and use it in conjunction with your stand. Saves a bit of money....
06-25-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By blakcloud

Just NO. Don't clamp that bike anywhere including...

Just NO. Don't clamp that bike anywhere including the seat post especially if it is carbon. Plus the seat post looks aero so not round, difficult to clamp.

The best way to handle your carbon bike...
06-24-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,189
Posted By blakcloud

I dislike the name Gravel Grinder but like the...

I dislike the name Gravel Grinder but like the term Adventure Bike. Yet, I didn't want either. I had a bike built for just urban riding. This bike will never touch gravel or for that matter ever...
06-14-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By blakcloud

Not that I know of. I used Albatross with the...

Not that I know of. I used Albatross with the shim that is described above. Velo Orange also sells the shims. Maybe someone else has an idea.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,409
Posted By blakcloud

The extra cable length will be fine, it won't...

The extra cable length will be fine, it won't affect the fold. It just may not look as pleasing. You could always trim them, not a difficult job.
06-09-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By blakcloud

Thanks for posting an update and I am glad you...

Thanks for posting an update and I am glad you are enjoying your bike. It sounds like you made a good choice for yourself. Did you sell your Kestrel because it also is a fine bike?

Happy Riding
06-09-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,928
Posted By blakcloud

I have many locks. Each bike gets a minimum of 3...

I have many locks. Each bike gets a minimum of 3 locks plus the Pitlocks.

4 Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini locks
4 Kryptonite Evolution 4
2 Kryptonite mini locks
4 Krypto cables
2...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,423
Posted By blakcloud

That is the nicest Dahon I have ever seen. Good...

That is the nicest Dahon I have ever seen. Good job.
06-06-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By blakcloud

That bike looks perfect.

That bike looks perfect.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,240
Posted By blakcloud

For me half the fun is building the bike. It’s...

For me half the fun is building the bike. It’s making the bike work for me, not me fitting to the mould of the bike. So, GTA, you did a great job of creating a bike for you. Also enjoyed the photos,...
06-04-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By blakcloud

Livedarklions gave excellent advice. When I...

Livedarklions gave excellent advice.

When I sold bikes for a living and someone came to me with this dilemma I would ask one question "what are you going to be doing with your bike most of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 476,291
Posted By blakcloud

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/930714-ti...

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/930714-titanium-swift-frame-anyone-interested-5.html

Closer to halfway through you will find photos that visible.
05-16-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By blakcloud

Depending on your budget, White Industries has a...

Depending on your budget, White Industries has a single speed crank that comes in 180. SQ TAPER ROAD CRANKS ? White Industries (http://www.whiteind.com/road-crank)
05-16-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,834
Posted By blakcloud

I have a stock of cables, housing, ferrrels, end...

I have a stock of cables, housing, ferrrels, end caps, tubes, tires and everything else to build a bike. After reading what some of you others have, I like the idea of having extra chains. This is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,945
Posted By blakcloud

I have to agree with linberl, it sounds like Bike...

I have to agree with linberl, it sounds like Bike Friday is a worthy contender. It fits your criteria and they make great bikes. Good luck with what ever decision you come up with.
05-13-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By blakcloud

Great review! You certainly showed the...

Great review! You certainly showed the shortcomings of that tool. It isn't up to the usual standards of the Park Tool Company.
05-10-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,028
Posted By blakcloud

They raised almost a $100,000 by almost 2,500...

They raised almost a $100,000 by almost 2,500 backers so this has to tell you there is a market for it. I wouldn't use it but lots of people would. I hope it is successful for them.
05-09-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By blakcloud

That is a reasonable outcome to this situation. I...

That is a reasonable outcome to this situation. I would take the 10%.
05-09-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,076
Posted By blakcloud

Yes it started 14 years ago! The beauty is it...

Yes it started 14 years ago! The beauty is it reminded me of that glorious time when I got back into bicycles and had a Flickstand. I loved it. Thanks for the reminder Zombie thread! At my age I get...
05-09-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,590
Posted By blakcloud

A lot of what you say resonates with me Joeybike...

A lot of what you say resonates with me Joeybike but I am not ready to take the leap you did. I hope it is the right decision for you and if isn't you can always come back to the fold. Enjoy your...
05-09-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,053
Posted By blakcloud

BirdsBikesBinocs, congratulations on a rack that...

BirdsBikesBinocs, congratulations on a rack that you like and works to fit your needs.

And yes, there were always be "that guy" on the internet forums. It just comes with the territory. My ignore...
05-05-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,065
Posted By blakcloud

My latest bike is going to be about $10,000. It...

My latest bike is going to be about $10,000. It is a custom bike that is made of steel, hand carved lugs, and will have top of the line components. Of course I am an outlier on the amount of money...
05-05-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By blakcloud

I find I get different readings when using my...

I find I get different readings when using my floor pump pressure gauge (Lezyne CNC Floor Drive) and my Schwalbe Airmax Pro Pressure Gauge and I don't know which one is correct. They are off by about...
05-05-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By blakcloud

Link to bike above. ...

Link to bike above.

https://www.lookcycle.com/en/velo/e-765-optimum/
05-04-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By blakcloud

Something like this. ...

Something like this.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sunshade-Mask-Summer-Anti-UV-Mask-Riding-Female-Outdoor-Breathe-freely-Face-dustproof-portable-Cycling-Half/32814797551.html
...
04-22-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 24,000
Posted By blakcloud

The thread started in 2013, brought back to live...

The thread started in 2013, brought back to live in 2019 which normally drives me crazy. Yet, this one was one of the more enjoyable threads to peruse on a early Easter Monday morning. First time...
04-21-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By blakcloud

John's suggestion is good, I would use Shoe Goo.

John's suggestion is good, I would use Shoe Goo.
04-21-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By blakcloud

I watched your video and it certainly looks like...

I watched your video and it certainly looks like a freewheel problem to me. Maybe others can actually watch the video and make a suggestion. I also think if the bike is that old a full overhaul of...
04-19-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By blakcloud

Now that is an answer I would never have guessed....

Now that is an answer I would never have guessed. Smart thinking!
04-19-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,714
Posted By blakcloud

I watched the video on that tool and thought if I...

I watched the video on that tool and thought if I ever owned a dedicated spot to fix my bike ie with a work bench I would get that tool. Yes, it is expensive for what it does, but I figure over a...
04-19-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By blakcloud

If they fit you can buy some cheapo 650b wheels...

If they fit you can buy some cheapo 650b wheels on eBay. Won't cost you a lot. It is the tires that might set you back depending on the manufacturer.

Your problem are your brakes, they are V...
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