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Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, but Zipp has all those golf ball divots.....

Oh, but Zipp has all those golf ball divots.. they have to be FAST!!!
11-21-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By CliffordK

Unfortunately that is a common problem with many...

Unfortunately that is a common problem with many of the cheaper lights, giving off a symmetrical beam.

In many cases, one gets the best view by focusing the beam on the horizon, and getting...
11-21-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 254
Posted By CliffordK

With the new Shimano 11 speed chains, the inner...

With the new Shimano 11 speed chains, the inner and outer plates are slightly different, and thus not as much directional as inside vs outside (see above).

I haven't thought much about...
11-21-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By CliffordK

Are we talking about something like the Salsa...

Are we talking about something like the Salsa Woodchipper?
...
11-21-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 254
Posted By CliffordK

Is this the C&V Subforum? :crash: Perhaps...

Is this the C&V Subforum? :crash:

Perhaps you guys should be excused.

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-CN0001-05-ENG.pdf
...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By CliffordK

A lot of frugal cyclists on this board, but a lot...

A lot of frugal cyclists on this board, but a lot of people that also realize the value of a nice bike!!! :thumb:

Did we somehow jump topics? :foo:



This does, however, bring up a point...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By CliffordK

If you choose to go full disc, Zipp makes FLAT...

If you choose to go full disc, Zipp makes FLAT discs that are very lightweight. I believe they are a spoke-free construction.

Most other brands do a spoke construction, or more of a V shape to...
Forum: Foo
11-21-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By CliffordK

https://brightcove.hs.llnwd.net/v2/unsecured/media...

https://brightcove.hs.llnwd.net/v2/unsecured/media/1078702682/201911/364/1078702682_6106796675001_6106798776001-vs.jpg

So Ford managed to break the thunderbird about 60 years ago.

And now...
11-21-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By CliffordK

For basic assembly, the Mechanics forum is fine. ...

For basic assembly, the Mechanics forum is fine.

For issues like fitting... there is the Fitting forum.

Ask questions like handlebar preference, etc, under the desired discipline.
11-21-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 963
Posted By CliffordK

Oh... Forgot the VIDEO CAMERA MODE. :)

Oh...

Forgot the VIDEO CAMERA MODE. :)
11-21-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 963
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I could use a couple. ...

:foo:

I could use a couple.

Low/Medium/High solid.
High Beam Flash??? Maybe medium beam flash.

I'd rather have a super low solid than a low pulse.
Forum: Foo
11-21-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By CliffordK

With all the light pollution, we need all the new...

With all the light pollution, we need all the new stars we can get!!! :thumb:

They keep pushing back the launch date of the JWST which would get beyold all of these satellites. :(
11-21-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: If you right click on your profile...

:foo:

If you right click on your profile pic, top right.
Then select "open link in a new tab".

There are a few options like a list of your KOMs. Oof, it looks like a couple of mine were...
Forum: Foo
11-21-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By CliffordK

Ahhh... When can we go back to only having...

Ahhh...

When can we go back to only having 12 days of Christmas...

And gifts like a Partridge, French Hens, Turtle Doves, etc.

I'm not sure about the rings... and not enough rings for the...
11-21-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,762
Posted By CliffordK

Ahhh, thanks. I just guess on the URL...

Ahhh, thanks.

I just guess on the URL extension, or use Google.

But, the point about searching a European site for rare European bikes or components did come up earlier in this thread.
11-21-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I could imagine bolting a 2x4 or 4x4 onto...

:foo: I could imagine bolting a 2x4 or 4x4 onto one of those receiver hitches. Big custom fender washer, or drilled plate on top.

One may still need to retighten it periodically.

Mount wheel...
11-21-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By CliffordK

You can get generator lights that are mighty...

You can get generator lights that are mighty thin.

For a battery powered light, one still needs the batteries. Button batteries work, but don't last long.

For the rear, cars are required to...
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By CliffordK

There is a buyer's market and a seller's market. ...

There is a buyer's market and a seller's market. You have to find a place where the two meet.

If the bike hasn't been ridden for 30 years, or perhaps only taken out on occasion by grandkids, it...
11-21-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,762
Posted By CliffordK

The question mark "?" is also frequently used to...

The question mark "?" is also frequently used to match a single letter.

Yep. Plus plurals or other suffixes.

Bike or Bikes (Bike*)

or variations.

Campagnolo or Campy (Camp*) (with the...
11-21-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By CliffordK

I like synthetic Fleece. I keep my eyes out for...

I like synthetic Fleece. I keep my eyes out for good ones fairly cheap. Usually nothing under them, although sometimes either a cotton or synthetic T-Shirt depending on how I'm feeling.

With the...
11-21-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By CliffordK

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/80-f576deab_1408_4be3_b9fa_4cddfd46ec04_4beb2b7e11ca47aff8c6eafcf7cfd9cd1ad95b29.jpeg...
11-21-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By CliffordK

RiotArrows's Album ...

RiotArrows's Album

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/509029
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/15885583
...
11-21-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 250
Posted By CliffordK

You are right the basic design of the helmets is...

You are right the basic design of the helmets is to reduce acceleration forces on the head and BRAIN by increasing the time of impact.

There are hardshell and softshell helmets. Generally the...
11-21-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By CliffordK

Thinking about car bike racks, I might trust a...

Thinking about car bike racks, I might trust a custom wood rack to fit over a trunk lid or rear hatch more than I would trust a wooden hitch rack. Spread out the forces beyond that single post. And...
11-21-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By CliffordK

I do think that a solid 2" x 2" (real sizes), of...

I do think that a solid 2" x 2" (real sizes), of many materials could take quite a bit of stress.

But, the rack would need perfect joints which would be difficult to make.

And,...
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By CliffordK

Yeah... It depends a bit on where you are...

Yeah...

It depends a bit on where you are at. But, yes, somewhere around maybe $100 to $150 or so.

The 1970's bikes still make good commuter bikes, and could serve someone well.
Also...
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By CliffordK

Crashman1's Albums. ...

Crashman1's Albums.
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/509045
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/15905990
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/15896806
...
11-21-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By CliffordK

The guy was sitting in his car, not driving. So,...

The guy was sitting in his car, not driving. So, what difference would getting cut off really make?

When I was in Portland 20 years ago, I found it very annoying that few cars in Portland would...
Forum: Foo
11-21-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By CliffordK

Here in the USA, we have two major holidays...

Here in the USA, we have two major holidays first.

Halloween, Oct 31
Thanksgiving, Last Thursday November (or 4th Thursday).

But, yes, they start bringing Christmas stuff out early.

The...
11-21-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By CliffordK

Can you tell if the Colnago scripts and clovers...

Can you tell if the Colnago scripts and clovers on the bike are applied with decals, or with paint?

Only some of the Colnagos will list the accepted model name on the bike.
11-20-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I thought I had one of the early...

:foo:

I thought I had one of the early models:

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=536547&d=1473215245

It has the characteristic 2-tone paint with fake fluting on the top...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By CliffordK

Whew... :eek: :eek: :eek: I hate adding...

Whew... :eek: :eek: :eek:

I hate adding up expenses, but I'd estimate the CF Colnago came in at $1000 to $1500.

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=609800&d=1535176941
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 52,992
Posted By CliffordK

If the FS1 and FS2 are interchangeable, perhaps...

If the FS1 and FS2 are interchangeable, perhaps it would also be worth it to hold out until you can find a FS2 cartridge for a price you like.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 52,992
Posted By CliffordK

There are internet rumors that are started for...

There are internet rumors that are started for one reason or another perhaps to discourage people from purchasing a product.

However, servicing the future shock ever 500 hours or 5000 miles is...
11-20-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,246
Posted By CliffordK

I have friction shifting of 9s on my old Colnago....

I have friction shifting of 9s on my old Colnago.
Vintage Campagnolo NR downtube shifters X Shimano Ultegra (6500?) rear derailleur.
It works very well, and shifts better than 5s or 6s ever did. ...
11-20-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By CliffordK

I think your tubing decal is supposed to look...

I think your tubing decal is supposed to look somewhat like this.

http://www.wanit.co.uk/contents/media/l_columbus_slx_colnago_spiral-conic.jpg
11-20-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By CliffordK

The good news is that you have bought a genuine...

The good news is that you have bought a genuine Colnago!!! :thumb:

I think your frame is what is known as the "Spiral Conic". I'm not sure the paint job matches. I thought the Columbus decal...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By CliffordK

I suppose it depends a bit on the cost of the CF...

I suppose it depends a bit on the cost of the CF bike. I do more errands than commuting, but have ridden most of my bikes, including locking them (with a Kryptonite NY lock).

But, like you, I...
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,745
Posted By CliffordK

Fires really depend on the fuels and materials. ...

Fires really depend on the fuels and materials. If you've ever tried soldering pipes, you'll be amazed at how much flame from a torch that a board can take.

Yet, one gets far too many runaway...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By CliffordK

The carbon frame shouldn't rust!!! Be...

The carbon frame shouldn't rust!!!

Be careful of the bike racks.

I have seen clearcoat issues on a few carbon bikes. Perhaps that is the greatest concern.

But, otherwise, enjoy your...
11-19-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By CliffordK

That is more or less how I consider sizing. One...

That is more or less how I consider sizing. One might also look at the headtube length (stack height).

But, in general, the length of the top tube seems to be the most representative.

However,...
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,745
Posted By CliffordK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPS_Airlines_Flight_...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPS_Airlines_Flight_6#Investigation



Not just a single tube of bicycle vulcanizing fluid.
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,745
Posted By CliffordK

You can smell solvents at a much lower...

You can smell solvents at a much lower concentration than the LEL. I'm not convinced the tube would impact anything outside of your own luggage, but it may depend a bit on how it was packed, and...
11-19-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By CliffordK

As far as I can tell, the seatpost Zertz just...

As far as I can tell, the seatpost Zertz just slips in, and can be pushed out.

I don't know about other Zertz.

However, I'm not sure replacement parts are available. You can ask Specialized....
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,745
Posted By CliffordK

Electronics, in fact, would seem to be a bigger...

Electronics, in fact, would seem to be a bigger risk than your patch glue.

https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=23054



I've actually had issues with accidental...
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,745
Posted By CliffordK

I'm still not clear on the mechanism for...

I'm still not clear on the mechanism for self-igniting bicycle patch glue.

Electronics in the suitcase with the glue?

One of the issues is concentrations. One must look at LEL and UEL (Lower...
11-19-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By CliffordK

700c, 28", & 29" all use the same rim diameter,...

700c, 28", & 29" all use the same rim diameter, so it makes that easier. Rim width can vary somewhat, but if not too wide, it will be fine.

You will experience a slight amount of bottom bracket...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,535
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: That reminds me, I was meaning to try...

:foo:

That reminds me, I was meaning to try building a sub-15 lb Cannondale Six13.

Legalize My Cannondale. And, I expect it cost a heck of a lot less than six grand.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,535
Posted By CliffordK

They did dip their toes in the Carbon Fiber...

They did dip their toes in the Carbon Fiber Market a while ago:

https://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-biking/1149517-walmart-carbon-mtb.html...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,535
Posted By CliffordK

The Viathon bikes look interesting. I don't see...

The Viathon bikes look interesting. I don't see an overall weight for the finished bike, but 870 grams for the frame seems respectable enough.

The photos show a pretty ugly paint job. Flat...
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