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06-25-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,061
Posted By blakcloud

So “Mountain Bike” is a type of ride not a type...

So “Mountain Bike” is a type of ride not a type of bike?
06-25-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By blakcloud

Sorry, I should have added, if you already own a...

Sorry, I should have added, if you already own a typical repair stand you could purchase the Hirobel device from Silca and use it in conjunction with your stand. Saves a bit of money....
06-25-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By blakcloud

Just NO. Don't clamp that bike anywhere including...

Just NO. Don't clamp that bike anywhere including the seat post especially if it is carbon. Plus the seat post looks aero so not round, difficult to clamp.

The best way to handle your carbon bike...
06-24-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,061
Posted By blakcloud

I dislike the name Gravel Grinder but like the...

I dislike the name Gravel Grinder but like the term Adventure Bike. Yet, I didn't want either. I had a bike built for just urban riding. This bike will never touch gravel or for that matter ever...
06-14-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By blakcloud

Not that I know of. I used Albatross with the...

Not that I know of. I used Albatross with the shim that is described above. Velo Orange also sells the shims. Maybe someone else has an idea.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By blakcloud

The extra cable length will be fine, it won't...

The extra cable length will be fine, it won't affect the fold. It just may not look as pleasing. You could always trim them, not a difficult job.
06-09-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By blakcloud

Thanks for posting an update and I am glad you...

Thanks for posting an update and I am glad you are enjoying your bike. It sounds like you made a good choice for yourself. Did you sell your Kestrel because it also is a fine bike?

Happy Riding
06-09-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,074
Posted By blakcloud

I have many locks. Each bike gets a minimum of 3...

I have many locks. Each bike gets a minimum of 3 locks plus the Pitlocks.

4 Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini locks
4 Kryptonite Evolution 4
2 Kryptonite mini locks
4 Krypto cables
2...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
Posted By blakcloud

That is the nicest Dahon I have ever seen. Good...

That is the nicest Dahon I have ever seen. Good job.
06-06-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By blakcloud

That bike looks perfect.

That bike looks perfect.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,956
Posted By blakcloud

For me half the fun is building the bike. It’s...

For me half the fun is building the bike. It’s making the bike work for me, not me fitting to the mould of the bike. So, GTA, you did a great job of creating a bike for you. Also enjoyed the photos,...
06-04-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By blakcloud

Livedarklions gave excellent advice. When I...

Livedarklions gave excellent advice.

When I sold bikes for a living and someone came to me with this dilemma I would ask one question "what are you going to be doing with your bike most of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 456,998
Posted By blakcloud

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/930714-ti...

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/930714-titanium-swift-frame-anyone-interested-5.html

Closer to halfway through you will find photos that visible.
05-16-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By blakcloud

Depending on your budget, White Industries has a...

Depending on your budget, White Industries has a single speed crank that comes in 180. SQ TAPER ROAD CRANKS ? White Industries (http://www.whiteind.com/road-crank)
05-16-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,750
Posted By blakcloud

I have a stock of cables, housing, ferrrels, end...

I have a stock of cables, housing, ferrrels, end caps, tubes, tires and everything else to build a bike. After reading what some of you others have, I like the idea of having extra chains. This is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,081
Posted By blakcloud

I have to agree with linberl, it sounds like Bike...

I have to agree with linberl, it sounds like Bike Friday is a worthy contender. It fits your criteria and they make great bikes. Good luck with what ever decision you come up with.
05-13-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By blakcloud

Great review! You certainly showed the...

Great review! You certainly showed the shortcomings of that tool. It isn't up to the usual standards of the Park Tool Company.
05-10-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By blakcloud

They raised almost a $100,000 by almost 2,500...

They raised almost a $100,000 by almost 2,500 backers so this has to tell you there is a market for it. I wouldn't use it but lots of people would. I hope it is successful for them.
05-09-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By blakcloud

That is a reasonable outcome to this situation. I...

That is a reasonable outcome to this situation. I would take the 10%.
05-09-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 19,666
Posted By blakcloud

Yes it started 14 years ago! The beauty is it...

Yes it started 14 years ago! The beauty is it reminded me of that glorious time when I got back into bicycles and had a Flickstand. I loved it. Thanks for the reminder Zombie thread! At my age I get...
05-09-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,302
Posted By blakcloud

A lot of what you say resonates with me Joeybike...

A lot of what you say resonates with me Joeybike but I am not ready to take the leap you did. I hope it is the right decision for you and if isn't you can always come back to the fold. Enjoy your...
05-09-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,019
Posted By blakcloud

BirdsBikesBinocs, congratulations on a rack that...

BirdsBikesBinocs, congratulations on a rack that you like and works to fit your needs.

And yes, there were always be "that guy" on the internet forums. It just comes with the territory. My ignore...
05-05-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,748
Posted By blakcloud

My latest bike is going to be about $10,000. It...

My latest bike is going to be about $10,000. It is a custom bike that is made of steel, hand carved lugs, and will have top of the line components. Of course I am an outlier on the amount of money...
05-05-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By blakcloud

I find I get different readings when using my...

I find I get different readings when using my floor pump pressure gauge (Lezyne CNC Floor Drive) and my Schwalbe Airmax Pro Pressure Gauge and I don't know which one is correct. They are off by about...
05-05-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By blakcloud

Link to bike above. ...

Link to bike above.

https://www.lookcycle.com/en/velo/e-765-optimum/
05-04-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By blakcloud

Something like this. ...

Something like this.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sunshade-Mask-Summer-Anti-UV-Mask-Riding-Female-Outdoor-Breathe-freely-Face-dustproof-portable-Cycling-Half/32814797551.html
...
04-22-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,677
Posted By blakcloud

The thread started in 2013, brought back to live...

The thread started in 2013, brought back to live in 2019 which normally drives me crazy. Yet, this one was one of the more enjoyable threads to peruse on a early Easter Monday morning. First time...
04-21-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By blakcloud

John's suggestion is good, I would use Shoe Goo.

John's suggestion is good, I would use Shoe Goo.
04-21-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By blakcloud

I watched your video and it certainly looks like...

I watched your video and it certainly looks like a freewheel problem to me. Maybe others can actually watch the video and make a suggestion. I also think if the bike is that old a full overhaul of...
04-19-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By blakcloud

Now that is an answer I would never have guessed....

Now that is an answer I would never have guessed. Smart thinking!
04-19-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By blakcloud

I watched the video on that tool and thought if I...

I watched the video on that tool and thought if I ever owned a dedicated spot to fix my bike ie with a work bench I would get that tool. Yes, it is expensive for what it does, but I figure over a...
04-19-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By blakcloud

If they fit you can buy some cheapo 650b wheels...

If they fit you can buy some cheapo 650b wheels on eBay. Won't cost you a lot. It is the tires that might set you back depending on the manufacturer.

Your problem are your brakes, they are V...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By blakcloud

Good deal or not, I wouldn't put you at your...

Good deal or not, I wouldn't put you at your height on that bike. The top tube is going to be too short. Others will disagree with me and that is fine but I feel you would be better served especially...
04-15-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By blakcloud

Buy something new, keep the old bike as a back up.

Buy something new, keep the old bike as a back up.
04-15-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,984
Posted By blakcloud

What I took from the video is that he picked a...

What I took from the video is that he picked a lock that was "good enough". Now "good enough" will change from person to person because we all know that there isn't a lock on this earth that cannot...
04-15-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,112
Posted By blakcloud

Try this link, it has all the manuals for your...

Try this link, it has all the manuals for your bike. If it doesn't work, could be region specific, go to the site yourself and download what you feel you need.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,131
Posted By blakcloud

I like my Brompton for the fold, so that is my...

I like my Brompton for the fold, so that is my favorite folder. If I was a "prepper" I think the Helix would be the bike to buy. My second favorite small wheeled bike, thought not really a folder is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 830
Posted By blakcloud

This was from another thread....

This was from another thread. https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1163297-building-two-brompton-clones.html
The price is for the frame only.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-19, 03:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,964
Posted By blakcloud

Nicely done!

Nicely done!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By blakcloud

This has been posted before and I think it looks...

This has been posted before and I think it looks great. https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x698/thebromptonshelf3_02b81cfaa38756ad2b005ebc9ba65d75fdb2e33c.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,175
Posted By blakcloud

What a great idea from Brompton. A simple lower...

What a great idea from Brompton. A simple lower cost bike, good for them.
04-10-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By blakcloud

Well a new 2017 at Universal is $650 ...

Well a new 2017 at Universal is $650 https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=88481&category=4339 (limited sizing).
04-07-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By blakcloud

A 113 is only 1 mm per side, so I don't think...

A 113 is only 1 mm per side, so I don't think that will work out well. The 115 is what I would buy as minimum unless someone else has a better idea. As for filing a Campy crank, that would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 456,998
Posted By blakcloud

I think AvnerBen wants triple digits not double.

I think AvnerBen wants triple digits not double.
04-03-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 778
Posted By blakcloud

I used Hozan cable snips on a fender build and...

I used Hozan cable snips on a fender build and they never were able to cut another cable again cleanly. That was an expensive mistake. Now I use bolt cutters. Rivendell has a good video on fender...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By blakcloud

You could change out your M bars for an S style...

You could change out your M bars for an S style straight bar. This way you can actually have a wider bar as it will sit higher off the ground when in the folded position. You lose the sit up position...
03-30-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By blakcloud

Have a look at the Silca Hirobel, it is made...

Have a look at the Silca Hirobel, it is made specifically for bikes like yours.

https://silca.cc/products/hirobel-clamp
03-25-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By blakcloud

I have tried and tried, over decades and I just...

I have tried and tried, over decades and I just can't do it. Like you I can't find that balance point. I just add it to the list things I cannot do but I keep riding my bike and isn't any less...
03-20-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By blakcloud

The stem you chose is fine. You could spend more,...

The stem you chose is fine. You could spend more, get something with a nicer finish, fancy brand name etc. but this one will work. Going from a 110 to 70 with that much rise is going to be a big...
03-19-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By blakcloud

I don't have experience with that bike but I...

I don't have experience with that bike but I think the stumbling block is the carbon fiber fork. Not so much with the height but the width. The fork blades tend to be quite wide and limit the size of...
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