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03-28-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By CliffordK

This is what Cycle Oregon did a couple of years...

This is what Cycle Oregon did a couple of years ago.
2017 Classic Cancellation Information ? Cycle Oregon (http://www.cycleoregon.com/ride/2017-classic-cancelled/)

I think it turned out to be a...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By CliffordK

I agree, it might not be a problem if one is 100%...

I agree, it might not be a problem if one is 100% self-supporting. Bring 100% of the food one needs for the 2/3 day out and back ride. Is one riding from the doorstep, park & ride, or planning on...
Forum: Foo
03-21-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,139
Posted By CliffordK

jyl? ...

jyl?
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1160957-my-latest-resto-project-c-v-cycling-related.html
...
03-20-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By CliffordK

Latte... giving up on the little shrews. ...

Latte... giving up on the little shrews.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/962x1212/80-lattemouse_90a60e62ea9fb3c96ff59f7ec382ca9f84220464.jpg

We have a rule that if you...
Forum: Foo
03-19-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,139
Posted By CliffordK

Are you the only person in Seattle that doesn't...

Are you the only person in Seattle that doesn't drink Espresso?

"Cowboy Coffee"?
03-19-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 815
Posted By CliffordK

WHOIS search results Domain Name:...

WHOIS search results
Domain Name: BIKEFORUMS.NET
Registry Domain ID: 68313122_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Updated Date:...
Forum: Foo
03-18-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,139
Posted By CliffordK

I just got home from shopping. Wow, what a...

I just got home from shopping. Wow, what a change from a week ago.

I can imagine the stores are struggling. Fortunately I didn't see any signs of price gouging (although in some cases there was...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By CliffordK

A couple of things. If you have secure parking,...

A couple of things. If you have secure parking, then the bike doesn't have to always go with you. Can you bring the bike up to your office if you choose to leave it overnight? So take the train home,...
Forum: Foo
03-16-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,139
Posted By CliffordK

Lack of Toilet Paper?

Lack of Toilet Paper?
03-16-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By CliffordK

With my Quick Release (QR) type axles, I got in...

With my Quick Release (QR) type axles, I got in the habit of clamping the tool down with the QR... old habit from working on vintage 2-prong freewheels. Thus, NO PIN.

The pin type in the OP's...
03-16-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By CliffordK

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/7...

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71IBG5ACq3L._SX679_.jpg

I usually don't put a flywheel on my bike, but I suppose you could.

I hate when companies mix up "freewheel and...
03-16-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,204
Posted By CliffordK

I will admit that I have the opposite problem on...

I will admit that I have the opposite problem on a project frame. The frame is from the 40's or 50's, but has a bunch of braze-ons that were added much more recently. And, if I build it back to...
03-15-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,414
Posted By CliffordK

My guess is it is just fine to tend one's cacti...

My guess is it is just fine to tend one's cacti and century plants outside in California. However, until they get a handle on the Coronavirus epidemic, it may be prudent to limit one's random...
03-14-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 184,328
Posted By CliffordK

My little fluffball of a kitten (Latte) has been...

My little fluffball of a kitten (Latte) has been growing. However, she has gotten into several cat fights lately. So far not a scratch on her, but it had me a bit worried. So, she was on a strict...
Forum: Foo
03-14-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,139
Posted By CliffordK

Twinkies?

Twinkies?
03-14-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By CliffordK

Can you feel the resistance once you install the...

Can you feel the resistance once you install the crank arms?

My guess is you won't even feel the added resistance once you hop on the bike and start pedalling, and it likely will loosen up more as...
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By CliffordK

I'll sleep like a log after a long ride, or hard...

I'll sleep like a log after a long ride, or hard activity. Although, perhaps as DrIsotope mentions, still I'd limit to maybe 7 to 9 hours or so. So, get to bed too early, and up too early.

I'm...
Forum: Foo
03-13-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,139
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm, I'm trying to figure out how much TP the...

Hmmm, I'm trying to figure out how much TP the average person uses. I currently use very little. I think when I was really using a lot, a roll might last me a month or so.

But, I'm seeing...
03-13-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By CliffordK

It is my opinion that the Micro-B design of USB...

It is my opinion that the Micro-B design of USB plugs is a very bad plug design.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/15/USB_Micro-B.svg/675px-USB_Micro-B.svg.png

So far I...
03-13-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,698
Posted By CliffordK

Yet the wife of Justin Trudeau, the Canadian...

Yet the wife of Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, has just tested positive for Coronavirus a short distance away.

Has Canada been doing more surveillance testing than the USA?
Forum: Foo
03-12-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,735
Posted By CliffordK

Of course, testing is more than just the numbers....

Of course, testing is more than just the numbers. It helps get people spreading the disease off the street, and thus reduce the number of new infections.
Forum: Foo
03-12-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,735
Posted By CliffordK

I'm surprised KISS is still on the stage. How...

I'm surprised KISS is still on the stage. How many of them have changed from guitars to canes? Groupies?

I did manage to see Chuck Berry in St. Louis a few years ago... whew, blast from the...
03-12-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,698
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I was going to laugh, but that may be a...

:foo:
I was going to laugh, but that may be a real risk.

Not necessarily coughing, but moving a contact from one place to another. Probably a minimal risk if the local infection rate is low, but...
03-12-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,698
Posted By CliffordK

And you quoted me??? Why??? I gave an...

And you quoted me??? Why???

I gave an explanation of my experience on two recent orders from China as response to the question by livedarklions. No sarcasm was intended.

I will extend my answer...
03-12-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,698
Posted By CliffordK

I haven't ordered from Ali Express for a while. ...

I haven't ordered from Ali Express for a while.

However, I do occasionally buy China direct from E-Bay.

I ordered some door hinge pins from WENZHOU, ZHEJIANG, February 12, and they arrived...
03-08-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 668
Posted By CliffordK

Lots of reasons and places spokes break. ...

Lots of reasons and places spokes break.

Dropped chain into the spokes.
Broken nipples
Fatigue
Bad Angles at nipple
etc.

If you break, I'd simply replace and true. Perhaps look for other...
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By CliffordK

Pretty sweet bike. Probably genuine Bianchi, but...

Pretty sweet bike. Probably genuine Bianchi, but it does have a bit of a mix of components.

My guess the bike is from the mid 70's, and probably has been repainted at some time.
Bianchigirll ?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,920
Posted By CliffordK

There are aspects that I do like, and don't like...

There are aspects that I do like, and don't like about all of my bikes, and things that I might do the same if I was to replace it, and things I might do differently.

One thing that Seattle...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,920
Posted By CliffordK

If you recommend YOUR bike... I have a pair of...

If you recommend YOUR bike... I have a pair of bolt cutters. Where do you park it, and I'll go get it? :)
03-06-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By CliffordK

I don't believe there is a significant risk from...

I don't believe there is a significant risk from solo cycling. And small group cycling would depend on the group.

However, this is a good point for large group events. Shared cafeteria food,...
03-06-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By CliffordK

Hmm, we've had a nice spring so far, so I could...

Hmm, we've had a nice spring so far, so I could imagine that could mean problems for the summer.

Yes, I do expect the virus to wane somewhat in the summer.

But, say getting 8000 people...
03-06-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By CliffordK

As long as you are using 11 speed on all the...

As long as you are using 11 speed on all the bikes, then you should be just fine.

Pay attention to disc/rim brake differences. There are now disc specific rims. You can use them with rim brakes,...
03-05-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By CliffordK

I don't think you have to make up the full 3/4",...

I don't think you have to make up the full 3/4", but can target somewhere around 50%. So, perhaps 3/8" to 1/2".

SPD pedals may also come in different thicknesses if you wish to browse different...
03-03-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,804
Posted By CliffordK

They must first solicit your personal information...

They must first solicit your personal information before they can give it out!!!

Also, keep in mind, with hackers and scammers today, a company should store the least information that they...
03-03-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By CliffordK

If you add larger rear or smaller front...

If you add larger rear or smaller front sprockets, then it is important to look at the derailleur capacity.

One can purchase 9 speed freewheels if you hunt for them. They aren't as durable as a...
03-03-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 960
Posted By CliffordK

The Conti tan sidewalls seem somewhat fragile....

The Conti tan sidewalls seem somewhat fragile. The squeeze and drag will fuzz them up.

I can't tell for sure if it structurally damages the tires, but it sure looks ugly.

Oh, plus a tight...
03-03-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 960
Posted By CliffordK

I typically pinch the deflated tire sidewalls,...

I typically pinch the deflated tire sidewalls, and with a gentle squeeze, rotate the tire in my hand until the valve is straight. It works with any black sidewall tires, but DON'T DO IT ON...
03-02-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By CliffordK

Ouch, I didn't realize we were talking about 9...

Ouch, I didn't realize we were talking about 9 speed hydraulic. :eek:

I think you're opening a can of worms you don't want to let loose, unless you're sure the Verve can receive the parts.
...
03-02-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 960
Posted By CliffordK

Just epoxy the tire to the rim. Never have to...

Just epoxy the tire to the rim. Never have to worry about it again. :)
02-29-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By CliffordK

You can look at the frame around the chainstays,...

You can look at the frame around the chainstays, brake bridge, and fork crown to see how much clearance you would have for larger tires.

Bent chainrings are often due to loose crank spider bolts. ...
02-28-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,564
Posted By CliffordK

I don't see elevation listed, but that looks like...

I don't see elevation listed, but that looks like a fairly flat route. However, 20 MPH average for a century is pretty impressive. Solo? Group?

Was there a question in here somewhere? For a...
02-28-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By CliffordK

A lot just "depends". As with many trailers,...

A lot just "depends".

As with many trailers, they do better with a little tongue load than with tail load, so high speed and tail load and they're just wicked. The spring couplings are simple and...
02-27-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,922
Posted By CliffordK

Oh.... Love it... Zombies complaining about...

Oh.... Love it... Zombies complaining about Trolls.... :troll: :deadhorse:
02-27-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 767
Posted By CliffordK

I hadn't thought much about burning vs not...

I hadn't thought much about burning vs not burning. I don't think I have much that isn't synthetic, except perhaps some cotton or hemp rope.

The reason I started using rope (paracord) as above is...
Replies: 43
Views: 1,884
Posted By CliffordK

I'd expect to see a couple of teams on 2-spoke...

I'd expect to see a couple of teams on 2-spoke wheels.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71nuhWpse%2BL._AC_SL1500_.jpg
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,798
Posted By CliffordK

It sounds like a tough spot being in an optional...

It sounds like a tough spot being in an optional left turn lane. And, a reason why lane splitting and filtering to the front isn't always the best. Nonetheless, make sure wherever you put the foot...
02-23-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,291
Posted By CliffordK

Schwinn made a lot of their frame stuff in house...

Schwinn made a lot of their frame stuff in house too, although other components came in as "Schwinn Approved".

How many amps do I need for Schwinn Electroforging?
02-22-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,291
Posted By CliffordK

Nipples? One might ask whether it is the...

Nipples?

One might ask whether it is the same to buy aircraft tubing vs bicycle tubing.

It should be easy enough to TIG weld lugs. Something like a fork crown might be more problematic,...
02-18-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 767
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I haven't looked specifically for bike...

Hmmm...
I haven't looked specifically for bike laces. But, in the past I've found rope to be much preferable to shoelaces.

You might try 275 or 325 paracord:...
02-16-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By CliffordK

Sorry to hear this. Hopefully they have...

Sorry to hear this.

Hopefully they have serial numbers and documentation on all of the bikes.

Video Surveillance?

It has to be quite some lowlife to steal from a company that is doing...
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