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07-19-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 181
Posted By CliffordK

There are certain very early MTBs that may get a...

There are certain very early MTBs that may get a special following and sell for far more than one might expect.

But, I have to agree.. that $1100 seems a bit high.

I have seen a few flippers...
07-19-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,811
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I remember driving an aunt's 280SL...

Hmmm...

I remember driving an aunt's 280SL a few years ago... WOW!!! Excellent visibility in all directions (even with the top).

Forward visibility is OK on the new Toyota Prius cars, but...
07-19-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By CliffordK

It really depends on the tire and damage. ...

It really depends on the tire and damage.

This was a nail I picked up earlier.

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=609667

After removing the nail... without the photo, I...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,527
Posted By CliffordK

So, on the "Left Coast" side, it has actually...

So, on the "Left Coast" side, it has actually been a fairly temperate July so far.

I think we broke 90 a couple of times, but we've had a lot of mid 80's weather, and even a bit chilly in the...
07-19-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,811
Posted By CliffordK

https://www.wheels.ca/car-reviews/first-drive-2019...

https://www.wheels.ca/car-reviews/first-drive-2019-volkswagen-jetta/

https://images.wheels.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VW-Jetta-2019-with-1982.jpg

I presume the passenger compartment is about...
07-19-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By CliffordK

A few thoughts. I frequently experience a...

A few thoughts.

I frequently experience a loss of tension when cross chained. It is much less common if I keep the right most rear sprockets with the large front ring, and left most rear...
07-19-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By CliffordK

I find adhesive backed tape rarely comes off...

I find adhesive backed tape rarely comes off cleanly, but I'm usually not removing "new" tape either.

Non-adhesive tape is usually fine, so I wouldn't worry too much about your adhesive.
...
07-18-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,811
Posted By CliffordK

No, simply agreeing with noimagination that road...

No, simply agreeing with noimagination that road blindness affects everyone including cyclists as well as motorists.

I find myself often concentrating on rocks and road debris, and pedestrians...
07-18-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,811
Posted By CliffordK

It is not unheard of for cyclists to run smack...

It is not unheard of for cyclists to run smack into the back of a parked car. :eek: :bike2:

Sometimes good visibility... Sometimes not.
07-18-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... Busy with a few things, so I'm a bit...

Hmmm...

Busy with a few things, so I'm a bit short on miles for the month/year.

Also, broke down and started driving a bit (hauling) (but still ride the bike). I may not get many more miles in...
07-18-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By CliffordK

I thought ENVE specialized in wide tubular...

I thought ENVE specialized in wide tubular rims... I'm surprised they aren't doing heavier duty rims, although... perhaps your Tandem woes are part of the reason.

You can always resell whatever...
07-18-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By CliffordK

Here are some links to my old Colnago on...

Here are some links to my old Colnago on RoadBikeReview.

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/colnago/colnago-picture-post-thread-48322-72.html#post4638268

For some reason the photos aren't...
07-18-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By CliffordK

255mm rotors? ...

255mm rotors?

https://www.bicycledesigner.com/bike-parts/bicycle-brake/monster-disc-brake-rotor-255mm.html

Do the pads heat up?
07-18-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By CliffordK

Glad to hear they're getting the whole story. ...

Glad to hear they're getting the whole story.

It will be interesting to find out what happens, or if this is followed up upon.

What the heck was going on so the driver didn't even move over...
07-18-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By CliffordK

Glad you are still here to write about the...

Glad you are still here to write about the woes!!!

Keep on ENVE to get this resolved. Do they have 32 spoke wheels? Anything else suitable? Is this covered by warranty? Seems like a design...
07-18-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By CliffordK

I'm a little surprised about using a rubberized...

I'm a little surprised about using a rubberized paint, although I've heard that "bedliner" is tough.

You might go to your vendor to find priming recommendations.

If you wish to send out, or you...
07-18-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By CliffordK

The car should have been able to get past the...

The car should have been able to get past the cyclist with very little disruption to traffic flow. The driver just didn't appear to move over an inch.

It looks like the handlebars were just...
07-17-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,811
Posted By CliffordK

Hard to say. It is a bit surprising that two...

Hard to say. It is a bit surprising that two cyclists went down hard. Perhaps they were riding side-by-side.

Over the years, I've had a few vehicles pull out at me. Sometimes followed by a...
07-17-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,179
Posted By CliffordK

Ahhh... that makes more sense... It did...

Ahhh... that makes more sense...

It did look like a setup.

I heard of the movie, but I don't think I ever saw it. I don't know why. I may have to track it down.

Still, mailbox vandals...
07-17-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,179
Posted By CliffordK

If they make them big enough, then nobody will be...

If they make them big enough, then nobody will be able to heft them over the rails and into the river, or they will all be a few feet away from boat ramps.

Portland was doing their "pilot study" a...
07-17-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,179
Posted By CliffordK

That may be an old car, but it still happens. ...

That may be an old car, but it still happens. Not as much now as it used to.

The video quality above indicates that may not be as old as one might expect.

This was from 2009, about 10 years...
07-17-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,258
Posted By CliffordK

I don't get to see the "average" broken hanger. ...

I don't get to see the "average" broken hanger.

It is not uncommon to see photos posted on BikeForums where a broken derailleur hanger has also broken parts of the dropouts, especially with 100%...
07-17-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,811
Posted By CliffordK

That is possible too, and would account for the...

That is possible too, and would account for the bikes being scattered across all lanes of traffic on the one side of the road. And, being a bit more to the photo-left.

However, it also means...
07-17-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,258
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Hills... New Derailleur... Broken...

:foo:
Hills... New Derailleur... Broken derailleur + hanger + rear-end & damaged SEAT stay.
:foo:

I think we're focusing too much on the re-straightened hanger.

DOS, what is the condition...
07-17-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,258
Posted By CliffordK

The point is that it is supposed to be the "weak...

The point is that it is supposed to be the "weak link".

And, as you suggest, it should fail before taking out the whole rear end of the bike (although that leaves the derailleur hanging loose).
...
07-17-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,811
Posted By CliffordK

Let me posit that she likely was making a left...

Let me posit that she likely was making a left hand turn out of the parking lot.

A left turn means crossing the bike lane plus about 2 traffic lanes, plus merging into the left traffic lane on the...
07-17-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,237
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I periodically get the "Please Log...

Hmmm...

I periodically get the "Please Log in Again"... or something to that effect, when I'm obviously logged in. It usually has to do with my not quite finishing a reply, and either sleeping...
07-16-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,258
Posted By CliffordK

In this case, I think the "Squeaky Wheel" will...

In this case, I think the "Squeaky Wheel" will get the grease.

But, I think we're missing bits of the story.
"balky rear shifting"
bent rear derailleur hanger.
New replacement rear...
07-16-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,258
Posted By CliffordK

So? They don't have everything. And the further...

So? They don't have everything. And the further back you go, the more hit-miss it is. Same as OEMs. Their cut off line seems to generally be about 2010-2011.

For example my 2002 BMW blue...
Replies: 66
Views: 2,539
Posted By CliffordK

What a mess. Apparently the OP was aware of...

What a mess.

Apparently the OP was aware of the notes on the web page, but had also talked to employees of the company (with an electronic paper trail). In particular with respect to a payment...
07-16-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By CliffordK

I'm seeing the Park CT-5 for $13 to $20 on EBay. ...

I'm seeing the Park CT-5 for $13 to $20 on EBay. Other sources?

Anyway, it should be fine.

I've had some issues with the modern hardened/peened chains being tough to break, and wouldn't...
07-16-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,179
Posted By CliffordK

My guess is that a lot of this is a protest, and...

My guess is that a lot of this is a protest, and has to do with people being unhappy with either scooter parking, or people riding the scooters, or perhaps the fees charged by the scooter companies....
07-16-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,010
Posted By CliffordK

I'm a fan of SPD pedals. I've ridden several. ...

I'm a fan of SPD pedals. I've ridden several. The Shimano M9000/M9100 XTR pedals are good, but expensive.

XPEDO makes some of the lightest SPD compatible pedals. Get ones with full bearings,...
07-16-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,811
Posted By CliffordK

Oh... tough one. And, yes, the question is why...

Oh... tough one. And, yes, the question is why she wasn't able to stop before there were serious injuries. Or did the the bikes side-swipe the car?

It looks like there was probably a bike lane...
Replies: 66
Views: 2,539
Posted By CliffordK

It is a reasonable idea to buy a touring bike on...

It is a reasonable idea to buy a touring bike on the road, and bring it back home.

Actually, I did that in Italy when I bought my Colnago Super, used, rode it around some, then brought it back...
07-16-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,847
Posted By CliffordK

Do they make Serial Killer boxes?

Do they make Serial Killer boxes?
07-16-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,258
Posted By CliffordK

I have to wonder if the rear derailleur hanger...

I have to wonder if the rear derailleur hanger would spontaneously fall off while doing a hill climb.

My guess is that the cyclist had chain suck, or something similar, and rather than letting up...
07-15-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By CliffordK

Around here, the quality vintage road bikes that...

Around here, the quality vintage road bikes that show up on Craigslist for peanuts are few and far between.

So, I tend to judge each bike that pops up by its own merits rather than looking for any...
07-15-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By CliffordK

The fewer front teeth that remain... is...

The fewer front teeth that remain... is indicative of pushing the performance envelope just a little too far.
07-15-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,534
Posted By CliffordK

I don't know. It would be interesting to build a...

I don't know. It would be interesting to build a bike with a number of pressure/tension gauges around the frame, and put it through its paces.

I presume the "Slingshot" bicycles are stable enough...
07-15-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,534
Posted By CliffordK

The top tube is mainly under compression, except...

The top tube is mainly under compression, except a few rare cases such as during a crash. And, the down tube is normally under tension.

The frame may well hold together under normal riding,...
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By CliffordK

The Huret Honeycomb is a nice touch and will set...

The Huret Honeycomb is a nice touch and will set this frame apart from other contemporary frames.

Nonetheless, as others mentioned, it is unlikely to go much higher than $100. You could, of...
Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By CliffordK

Does hitting it with liquid nitrogen, then a...

Does hitting it with liquid nitrogen, then a sledge hammer count?
07-15-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 853
Posted By CliffordK

My tubeless experiment was cut short last fall...

My tubeless experiment was cut short last fall with hitting a rock funny, and tearing a hole large enough that the tire would not reseal.

What I found:

Tire: Tubeless: Schwalbe One Pro
Rim:...
07-15-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By CliffordK

If a person isn't willing to glue (or tape) the...

If a person isn't willing to glue (or tape) the tires, and doesn't have a support crew following them around, then they shouldn't be riding tubulars.

Flats will happen, although the sealants are...
07-15-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,847
Posted By CliffordK

Yep, we can express our disgust. But, we don't...

Yep, we can express our disgust. But, we don't even see the alleged initial impact. Slamming the car with a tire iron?

In the end, it will be the cyclist who will decide if he wishes to press...
07-15-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By CliffordK

I think this is the Tour de Donut rules page: ...

I think this is the Tour de Donut rules page:

https://www.allsportcentral.com/EventInfo.cfm?EventID=69360

So, 6 minutes per donut, stops 1 & 3.
"Sarah Special" for 6 or 15 minutes at the...
07-15-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 676
Posted By CliffordK

Personally, I use the small ring infrequently...

Personally, I use the small ring infrequently enough that it might be nice to have it as an "escape gear" option, but I woudn't worry about it much.

Road Bike?
MTB?
Cargo Bike?
Gravel Bike?
07-15-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 841
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, so you have about 42T on the small ring. ...

Ok, so you have about 42T on the small ring.

Thus, your crank definitely IS NOT 144 BCD (or larger).

I'd guess that it is probably 130 BCD, unless it is some oddball.

Fortunately 130 BCD is...
07-15-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By CliffordK

Assuming you strip the bike down to the bare...

Assuming you strip the bike down to the bare frame, find a recycled bike box or TV box, and get some kind of corporate shipping rates (Bike Flights, etc), then shipping won't be too bad, relatively...
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