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07-15-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By CliffordK

For Strava, no audio, I use routes some, but...

For Strava, no audio, I use routes some, but don't really care which direction they lead.

I suppose audio route cues would be different. But for visual, one can follow the line easily enough...
07-15-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By CliffordK

I hope the cyclist fully recovers quickly. ...

I hope the cyclist fully recovers quickly. Undoubtedly there would be a lot of finger pointing in trying to determine liability.

Man, that will be hard getting back on the bike and heading back...
07-15-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By CliffordK

Donuts... Mmmm... I don't know about a dozen...

Donuts... Mmmm... I don't know about a dozen donuts, but I'd skip breakfast for sure, just to save some room :)
07-15-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 39
Posted By CliffordK

A lot of "Race Wheels" have been used...

A lot of "Race Wheels" have been used infrequently, and are in good shape. But as above, actual condition is everything.

Around 2010, most of the bike industry shifted from 10-speed to...
07-15-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 832
Posted By CliffordK

The people involved need to call the cops, and...

The people involved need to call the cops, and file the police reports, hopefully as soon after the events as possible.

I thought I had understood that this individual had been involved in...
Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 174
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... Around here... the 60's was the...

Hmmm...

Around here... the 60's was the superlative decade. The Apocalypse Decade?

1962, Columbus Day Storm "The Big Blow" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day_Storm_of_1962) Picked up...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By CliffordK

As far as being knocked off from riding the...

As far as being knocked off from riding the bike... I've had a couple of minor spills on the bike. Sore elbows, knees, etc. But, none have completely stopped me from riding (although, perhaps...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By CliffordK

I haven't done that, but if you're not diabetic,...

I haven't done that, but if you're not diabetic, the feet should heal fairly quickly. I try to leave blisters intact for a couple of days before popping them (which may not be possible here).
...
07-15-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By CliffordK

There is this company that apparently deals with...

There is this company that apparently deals with Vitus repairs.

Untitled Document (http://www.guywires.com/vitusmain.htm)

It woudn't hurt to contact them about the Alan.

Even if they don't...
07-15-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By CliffordK

https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2019/07/07/nypd-used-d...

https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2019/07/07/nypd-used-deadly-force-to-stop-cyclist-suspected-of-running-red-light/
...
07-15-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 849
Posted By CliffordK

Are there rivers or streams that you will be...

Are there rivers or streams that you will be crossing?

Deep ravines that may have seasonal water? (although you will be hitting it pretty late in the year for seasonal water).

Still, it...
07-15-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,345
Posted By CliffordK

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: It sounds like you...

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

It sounds like you are doing well. Just keep up the practice, and miles will be slipping by shortly.

I mentioned that an Exercycle, or going to a gym may help with...
07-15-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By CliffordK

Extraordinary!!!! I have to wonder about the...

Extraordinary!!!!

I have to wonder about the surface of the track. I thought the tracks were built somewhat like basketball courts, and it would take something pretty extreme to kick up half a...
07-15-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 386
Posted By CliffordK

No turtles on the road around here, but I've...

No turtles on the road around here, but I've chased Gopher Snakes off of the road.
07-15-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 386
Posted By CliffordK

Cobble Stone? No, it didn't come from the...

Cobble Stone?

No, it didn't come from the road/bike lane that it was sitting in the middle of.

Tossing pallets out of the way?
07-15-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By CliffordK

It would be a pretty scary transition at high...

It would be a pretty scary transition at high speeds. And, those power poles aren't that far from where the pickup is parked, assuming that is the pickup/direction.

Nonetheless, it is better to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not sure I'd call that "exploding". I...

I'm not sure I'd call that "exploding".

I didn't hear a BANG

You did take a fair amount of sidewall damage, but when I had a blowout a couple of years ago, I lost about 2" of bead. It took a...
07-15-19, 03:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By CliffordK

If one drinks, say 1 beer in 3 hours, then one...

If one drinks, say 1 beer in 3 hours, then one may well be just fine. Just don't let that be 2 or 3, or maybe a half dozen.

However, pretty much all of my current acquaintances have a zero...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By CliffordK

I'm with others. Inspect the whole bike for...

I'm with others. Inspect the whole bike for wear. Replace what is overly worn. Clean and lube everything else.

There are a lot of things that can be serviced. For example, most Shimano...
07-15-19, 03:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By CliffordK

Sweet looking bike & pair of bikes. You've...

Sweet looking bike & pair of bikes.

You've answered the question of why not just keep it.

Kids? Grandkids? Spouses? GFs? Other siblings? Nephews? Nieces? Buddies? Somebody may want...
07-15-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 849
Posted By CliffordK

This is only 100 miles. Just plan ahead and...

This is only 100 miles. Just plan ahead and carry what you need. Make sure everyone in the group tunes up the bike before the trip, and is "ready".

If you have 3 or 4 people, you may be able to...
07-14-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By CliffordK

Now, those are WILD hoods!!! I've never seen...

Now, those are WILD hoods!!!
I've never seen anything quite like that. HOT CAR?
I almost like them the way they are.... almost.

Fortunately, Dia Compe hoods are some of the easiest to source...
07-14-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By CliffordK

You can ask your friends to either come by bus. ...

You can ask your friends to either come by bus. Or, carpool in a pickup. Toss your bike in the back of their pickup, and drive them home. :)

Bike Friday or Compact Folder?
07-14-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 386
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I've pushed a few cars off of the...

Hmmm...

I've pushed a few cars off of the road. :)

Probably push started a couple of cars when you could still push start cars.

Picked up my share of glass, nails, and screws off of the...
07-14-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 654
Posted By CliffordK

I am wondering a bit about the bond. The...

I am wondering a bit about the bond.

The Viscount page seemed to indicate heating and shrinking to form a bond, which I would assume precludes using epoxy.

This is a different company, of...
07-14-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, that era of Raleigh. :foo: Harder to...

Oh, that era of Raleigh. :foo:

Harder to get top dollar for. I wonder how much things like chain cases and hubs go for.

I have seen bike boxes designed to only remove the front wheel, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Posted By CliffordK

Says the fake impression of a cyclist that can...

Says the fake impression of a cyclist that can ride up 20% mountains faster than many of us ride in the valleys.
07-14-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By CliffordK

gugie? Many bike shops (or TV shops?) will...

gugie?

Many bike shops (or TV shops?) will give away bike boxes and some packing materials if you ask.

Whole bike packing can be a pain. Perhaps that is one advantage of stripping and selling...
07-14-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 654
Posted By CliffordK

There are a few used bonded aluminum forks...

There are a few used bonded aluminum forks available.

But, for new forks, is anybody making quality aluminum road forks? Perhaps a couple of aluminum MTB or Cross forks. :foo:

1"? Fewer...
07-14-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 654
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not considering JB Weld as a structural...

I'm not considering JB Weld as a structural component, but rather a limited compression spacer which it should be able to hold up to.

Perhaps one could make a washer/ring that would do the same...
07-14-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,149
Posted By CliffordK

Apparently since the Legalize the Cannondale...

Apparently since the Legalize the Cannondale campaign it was possible to make sub-15 pound bikes about 15 years ago.

But, sub-15 pound bikes doesn't just happen. One has to choose exceptionally...
07-14-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm.... You didn't mention occupation...

Hmmm....

You didn't mention occupation requirements. Size of city?

Oregon tends to be quite heterogeneous, but could be divided into several distinct regions.

Coastal region. I'll lump it...
07-14-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By CliffordK

You've done the weight loss before... and you...

You've done the weight loss before... and you can do it again, hopefully keeping it off in the future.

45 isn't over the hill yet. You may have to work harder to maintain the muscle, but I'm now...
07-14-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 543
Posted By CliffordK

Interesting older frame. Probably dating back...

Interesting older frame. Probably dating back into the late 60's to mid 70's.

I'm not sure that the Italians ever adopted the 27" wheel size, at least on road bikes. So, that bike could have...
07-14-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 654
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... Reading about the Lambert/Viscount...

Hmmm...
Reading about the Lambert/Viscount forks.

Lambert & Viscount bikes: About those Lambert / Viscount Death Forks...
07-14-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,250
Posted By CliffordK

Do Zombies nest quotes?

Do Zombies nest quotes?
07-14-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,149
Posted By CliffordK

Ahh... for the days when cyclists personally...

Ahh... for the days when cyclists personally reforged their bikes back together to get back into the race.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A8ne_Christophe#1913_and_the_Tourmalet_incident
...
07-14-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,149
Posted By CliffordK

I think you're looking at last year's crash that...

I think you're looking at last year's crash that Gianni Moscon's wheel crumbled under him.

For the Stage 8 crash:
Geraint Thomas relatively unscathed in high-speed Tour de France crash - Video |...
07-14-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,149
Posted By CliffordK

Yet, there is the argument on whether it is safe...

Yet, there is the argument on whether it is safe to ride if the fork is not bent, and no visible damage. :foo:
07-14-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 654
Posted By CliffordK

You can probably shape it by hand. However, it...

You can probably shape it by hand. However, it does need to be a good tight fit.

Yes, any bicycle specific reamers and cutters are expensive, but as trailangel mentioned, a bike shop should be...
07-14-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By CliffordK

Safely means not being hit. The pickup...

Safely means not being hit.

The pickup driver apparently saw the cyclist, but deemed that he was out of options (forgot how to stop).

We don't have a lot of info about the cyclist and where he...
07-14-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 654
Posted By CliffordK

Is your crown race 27.0 or 26.4? Too bad...

Is your crown race 27.0 or 26.4?

Too bad 25.4mm crown races don't seem to have been made.

I'm not a big fan of JB Weld on bikes, but this might be one place I'd make an exception, at least to...
07-14-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm.. Glad nobody was actually hurt. This...

Hmmm..

Glad nobody was actually hurt. This could have ended badly... for the cyclist.

I have to wonder if CitiBikes has the tracking info that the NYPD could serve them with a warrant and get...
07-14-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By CliffordK

The first thing is to verify what is actually on...

The first thing is to verify what is actually on your bicycle. Did you buy the bike new?

If the bottom bracket has lasted for 15 years, then I wouldn't stress about durability. How much has the...
07-14-19, 04:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,149
Posted By CliffordK

Bike problems aren't new. Nor are new...

Bike problems aren't new.

Nor are new "wonder materials"

Around 1990, I had a friend with a fancy new aluminum frame bike, & a broken dropout. I don't remember the circumstances, but I think...
07-13-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 543
Posted By CliffordK

If you really don't like a tall top tube, you can...

If you really don't like a tall top tube, you can also look at the Mixte frames.

Soma Buena Vista Mixte came in a 62cm size. I think they've tried to discontinue it, but perhaps there is still...
07-13-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 543
Posted By CliffordK

You really don't need a lot of standover...

You really don't need a lot of standover clearance. So, you might just try a 60 to 62cm frame for a few weeks and see how you like it. Sometimes hop off and stand slightly off-centered.




If...
07-13-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 832
Posted By CliffordK

The more money a person has, the more they seem...

The more money a person has, the more they seem to be concerned about the most minute scratch in their paint.

It would be fitting if he would be charged with road rage, and end up walking with a...
07-13-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 832
Posted By CliffordK

Whew.... Pretty wild!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:...

Whew.... Pretty wild!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Glad you are safe.

Is there a Tar shortage in Chicago?
07-13-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By CliffordK

Most of the the ditches next to our roads around...

Most of the the ditches next to our roads around here have dropoffs.

Yet, despite our rain, the frequency of ditches being full up to street level is rare, and generally attributable to a...
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