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Posted By CliffordK

Not a Colnago. Wrong bottom bracket cutout,...

Not a Colnago.

Wrong bottom bracket cutout, and round stem of the clover seems incorrect.

I'm not familiar with Martins, but that seems plausible.

Here is a good page here:...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 259
Posted By CliffordK

Schwalbe does make a 700x25mm Marathon tire, but...

Schwalbe does make a 700x25mm Marathon tire, but still quite heavy.

I've been happy enough with the Continental Gator Hardshells.
01-27-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By CliffordK

There are some inflaters that use 18V power tool...

There are some inflaters that use 18V power tool batteries.

Ryobi makes a couple of models that look like drills including a high pressure, low pressure, and tank type compressor, all using their...
01-27-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By CliffordK

I might be able to dig up a 40h Shimano HF07 of...

I might be able to dig up a 40h Shimano HF07 of HF08 hub without it costing an arm and a leg (NOS?)

It would be a week or so before I could deal with it. It probably has a 7s freehub, but I could...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-26-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 177
Posted By CliffordK

With the rubber band mounted handlebar lights, it...

With the rubber band mounted handlebar lights, it is easy enough to push them up or down (which is easier than cycling through all the brightness settings). But this is a very unique design for the...
01-26-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 371
Posted By CliffordK

The first step is to determine if this is some...

The first step is to determine if this is some kind of "sealed cup and cone" setup. Or, a sealed cartridge bearing.

Virtually all of the sealed cartridge bearings are standard, and should be able...
01-26-20, 12:05 PM
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Posted By CliffordK

While not necessarily the place to post cute cat...

While not necessarily the place to post cute cat videos...

Someone sent me this link that I think deserves Honorable Mention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj0HAOKmRak
Forum: Framebuilders
01-26-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 177
Posted By CliffordK

Ahh, Suntour shifter to adjust the beam. Unique...

Ahh, Suntour shifter to adjust the beam. Unique solution. A noodle in there too?

:)

I assume other shifters on the bike somewhere.

My old NightSun light had a remote switch for High/Low...
01-25-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By CliffordK

That type of caliper is designed not as much for...

That type of caliper is designed not as much for measuring, as for compariing two objects. It could probably be overlapped as above, but not necessarily needed.

So, one takes a measurement of say...
01-25-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By CliffordK

6700/6800 freehubs are different. For 6700...

6700/6800 freehubs are different.

For 6700 and earlier freehubs, the attachments are generally compatible with a couple of exceptions.

The issue is that the oil seals may be slightly...
01-24-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By CliffordK

It is a caliper. Apparently sold as part as...

It is a caliper.

Apparently sold as part as the FFG-1

https://www.parktool.com/product/frame-and-fork-end-alignment-gauge-set-ffg-1
...
01-24-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,088
Posted By CliffordK

Interesting concept. It depends on the bike....

Interesting concept.

It depends on the bike. Say around here, a 1950's Schwinn fat tire bike... cheap... why not?

I don't think I'd do disc brakes, but perhaps drum brakes or coaster brakes, or...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 463
Posted By CliffordK

I wouldn't attach a trailer to the chainstays on...

I wouldn't attach a trailer to the chainstays on a CF bike.

However, a Quick Release attachment seems to be reasonably secure.
...
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 463
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... That Strida appears to be a custom...

Hmmm...

That Strida appears to be a custom mount specifically to the Strida bikes. I am thinking it is actually bolting onto the seatpost clamp, something similar to the vintage post clamps.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By CliffordK

gugie asked me to pick this case up and ship it...

gugie asked me to pick this case up and ship it across the country to an acquaintance.
...
01-23-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By CliffordK

Does the fork have an extra curve in it? ...

Does the fork have an extra curve in it?

Probably within what could be repaired.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By CliffordK

I like to stop and recharge for a few minutes... ...

I like to stop and recharge for a few minutes... maybe every 30 to 50 miles or so. For a longer ride, sometimes I just force myself to take a few minutes off the bike, even if I'm feeling fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By CliffordK

Those detail photos help. So, marketed for...

Those detail photos help.

So, marketed for someone about 150 to 175cm, or about 5' to 5'8". But, the bike design almost looks like it would work well for even a large kid's bike.

The "Mocha"...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, so you have: 20" wheels, non-folding...

Ok, so you have:


20" wheels, non-folding
Steel Frame
Steel seatpost (with those vintage pivot type clamps).
Steel rims
Pressed steel hubs
Bolt on hubs.
Single Speed.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By CliffordK

It looks like you are already pretty close to...

It looks like you are already pretty close to what you want.

Not necessarily a dropout, but looking up "Flat Mount Brake Specs" on the web turns up quite a bit.

Flat Mount MTB | Peter Verdone...
01-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By CliffordK

The build was over here. ...

The build was over here.

https://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/steyr-clubman-mongoose-massif-custom-hybrid-cargo-bike.87277/

Unfortunately all the photos are no longer there, but here...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 26,485
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... it looks like we made it onto Bike...

Hmmm... it looks like we made it onto Bike Friday's Facebook....
01-21-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 413
Posted By CliffordK

For PEDALS:Right - Right Left - Left . For...

For PEDALS:Right - Right
Left - Left
.
For Bottom Bracket:Right side - Left threads (English, ISO, Swiss, etc).
Right side - Right threads (French, Italian, etc)
Left side - Right threads
01-20-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 874
Posted By CliffordK

What direction do the wires in the cable housing...

What direction do the wires in the cable housing go?

"Shift" housing has longitudinal wires.
"Brake" housing has coiled wires.

You are not supposed to use the shift housing for brakes as one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 26,485
Posted By CliffordK

From reading this... it is hard to tell what is...

From reading this... it is hard to tell what is up. It doesn't sound like the company is insolvent. But, they are wishing to improve processing, and reduce liabilities. I.E. fix or eliminate any...
01-20-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By CliffordK

I usually Google for free... Sometimes even...

I usually Google for free... Sometimes even Googling for Goggles.

I don't use goggles on the bike, but ski goggles regularly show up at the local thrift stores, usually quite cheap. Sometimes...
01-20-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By CliffordK

Read the sticky FAQ threads at the top of the...

Read the sticky FAQ threads at the top of the forum.
01-19-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 799
Posted By CliffordK

Your friend with the bike flopping around. How...

Your friend with the bike flopping around. How does he feel about standing?

Perhaps that is simply the way he rides. One may, or may not keep the bike on centerline, and it may not matter a lot.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By CliffordK

For bolt on faceplates... there is no need to go...

For bolt on faceplates... there is no need to go to a fame shop.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Thomson-X4-Stem-Replacement-FacePlate-Cap-AKA-Bar-Clamp-31-8-Silver/273809234702?epid=1300048988
...
01-19-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 575
Posted By CliffordK

Measure the ERD by measuring your nipples. Then...

Measure the ERD by measuring your nipples. Then pulling 2 opposite spokes together, and measuring between the nipples. Add the nipple length.

Buy a digital calliper from Harbor Freight and measure...
01-19-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 575
Posted By CliffordK

One thing about nipples pulling out. There...

One thing about nipples pulling out.

There are a couple of spoke sizes. Typically 1.8mm or 2.0mm. Sometimes straight, single, or double butted.

A larger nipple may seem to screw onto a smaller...
01-19-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By CliffordK

I'd go to your control panel and check disk...

I'd go to your control panel and check disk usage, memory usage, swap usage, and CPU usage.

Let us know what you're seeing.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By CliffordK

There are stem kits available. See bottom of...

There are stem kits available.

See bottom of page:
https://www.framebuilding.com/NEWPARTSPAGES/lugs.htm

It is unclear if Llewellyn will sell bare lugs or not. They used to be carried by...
01-19-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 575
Posted By CliffordK

Don't do the single spoke thing. It is annoying...

Don't do the single spoke thing. It is annoying to lace/unlace single spokes. And, you'll put some good scratches in your rim.

Keep one wheel built as a pattern.

Read about lacing, and the...
01-19-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,003
Posted By CliffordK

My guess is there are older stores that had the...

My guess is there are older stores that had the parts stuffed in a back room, then ignored once they had become obsolete.

Or, perhaps some cyclists or teams that had bought spares that never got...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By CliffordK

I think you could also braze, say 4 of these...

I think you could also braze, say 4 of these seatpost binder bosses onto it, then cut and finish.

https://www.cycle-frames.com/var/images/product/366.440/P/201514.jpg
...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 464
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmpf A moderate heat might improve...

Hmmpf

A moderate heat might improve ductility without necessarily destroying the heat treatment. The 831 is supposed to be air hardening, but may ultimately be similar to the 631 after...
01-18-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By CliffordK

I should make a video sometime. But, if you...

I should make a video sometime.

But, if you have some moderate quality cones with a a couple of small pits... send them my way for a freshen-up. :)
01-18-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 949
Posted By CliffordK

I suppose I find zero added value flippers...

I suppose I find zero added value flippers annoying.

On the other hand, if it was a pile of parts, or a rusty hulk that took a full restoration, I wouldn't think twice about it.

Still, what...
01-18-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 479
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not convinced a "shadow" derailleur is hurt...

I'm not convinced a "shadow" derailleur is hurt by running a short chain. I've hit it once on a bike, and it simply failed to jump up. Of course, if one does catch the chain, one might rip the...
01-18-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By CliffordK

I had started doing it with new cones that...

I had started doing it with new cones that weren't perfect. But, moved to minor pits.

I can make minor to moderate pits disappear, and get a mirror polish.

A minor change in the profile...
01-18-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By CliffordK

What you have is a tiny pit. I've...

What you have is a tiny pit.

I've effectively repaired similar pits by mounting a scrap axle into a drill press with the cone + lock nut reversed.

Then successively sanded from say 220 grit...
01-18-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By CliffordK

Thomas1's Album: ...

Thomas1's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/448463
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/16484979
...
01-18-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,141
Posted By CliffordK

The old steel cages were awfully flexy. I...

The old steel cages were awfully flexy.

I bought a frame a while ago that the previous owner was happy to have put a "vintage" cage on it. I think it was actually a "repro", and disintegrated on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By CliffordK

Most bicycle tires have a generally round casing...

Most bicycle tires have a generally round casing profile. Thus when you're turning it presents a fairly uniform surface to the road.

Cars tires get a flat profile by using fixed length...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By CliffordK

If parked cars are sporadic... one car a block...

If parked cars are sporadic... one car a block or two (or perhaps a small group of cars)... then just tuck into the parking lane and ride, or let the cars behind you get past. Then when you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By CliffordK

The corollary, of course, is that you can't judge...

The corollary, of course, is that you can't judge a tire's width by the manufacture's markings.

The one in back does appear to have a deeper sidwall. And, they may also look different if you had...
01-17-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, so you're pretty tall. 195cm = 76.7" or...

Ok, so you're pretty tall.

195cm = 76.7" or about 6'5"
100kg = 220 lbs.

For classic frame dimensions, you're probably looking at somewhere around 60cm to 66cm.

You haven't listed a...
01-16-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2,022
Views: 176,950
Posted By CliffordK

Glad you recovered your cat. How did she end up...

Glad you recovered your cat.
How did she end up at the Humane Society?

I went ahead and got Latte chipped when I took her in for spaying. It wasn't too expensive, then they hit me up for an...
01-16-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 12,475
Posted By CliffordK

Mine was only a half a Clubman... I don't think...

Mine was only a half a Clubman... I don't think that counts.

Pretty pictures!!! I do try to do a few unique photos, but not always successful mixing bike and background.
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