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08-10-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By CliffordK

Around here we have decent contact tracing, but...

Around here we have decent contact tracing, but it is all about the numbers. Averaging about 10 cases a day in my county. Say 10 contacts per person, and one has perhaps 100 people a day to track...
08-10-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By CliffordK

No, that is the rate of number of tests being...

No, that is the rate of number of tests being done vs the number of positive results.

So, that would only be true if you are standing in line for a COVID test.

Our county reports the number of...
08-10-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By CliffordK

Death rate is a lagging indicator, but also an...

Death rate is a lagging indicator, but also an indicator of which populations the disease is spreading in (although the age data should be available somewhere).

Hopefully within a week or two...
08-10-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By CliffordK

COVID Test Positive Rate... Important?

John Hopkins is posting the weekly average positive test rate across the USA.

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/individual-states

For the country we are somewhere between 5% and 10%. ...
08-09-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By CliffordK

Any algorithm would be complex. Choose property...

Any algorithm would be complex. Choose property damage over causing serious injury to an individual.

Minor bumps and bruises for the person inside vs risk of serious injury or death to the...
08-09-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,719
Posted By CliffordK

Back in the 70's, or early 80's, a decent used...

Back in the 70's, or early 80's, a decent used Nuovo Record or similar bike might run one about $300, and I think the weight was about 23 lbs.

Of course the TDF riders weren't riding used bikes.
...
08-09-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By CliffordK

Many parts of the country seem to be past the...

Many parts of the country seem to be past the second peak for COVID including California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona.

Unfortunately, Oregon seems to be more headed for a plateau than a second...
08-09-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By CliffordK

Wow, that is sad to hear, and the basic reason...

Wow, that is sad to hear, and the basic reason given is a crash of the upstream parts supply. :mad:

One can't run a bike shop without having tires, chains, sprockets, and other consumables.

If...
08-09-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,719
Posted By CliffordK

I would think by the 60's and 70's they would...

I would think by the 60's and 70's they would have had team support, although the rules have morphed over the years.

Eugène Christophe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A8ne_Christophe)
1913
08-09-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By CliffordK

Phase 1 testing should give one general safety...

Phase 1 testing should give one general safety information about the vaccine. So, if they tested, say 1000 patients, we should know at least in the short term how many patients have had a life...
08-08-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: My observation is that many doctors...

:foo:

My observation is that many doctors are more health conscious than others in the health profession, including many who ride bikes regularly.

One of the issues in particular are interns...
08-08-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 490
Posted By CliffordK

Make sure you pay at least $500 for your Jockey...

Make sure you pay at least $500 for your Jockey Wheels. Don't go with cheap knockoffs.

https://content.backcountry.com/images/items/900/CMD/CMD000S/CAMRD.jpg
08-08-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By CliffordK

I think you've hit it. I always adjust cones...

I think you've hit it. I always adjust cones with the wheel loose. So, one side is tight, the other side is being tightened. And, both the cone and lock nut move slightly when locking down,...
08-08-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By CliffordK

It'll be sunny here till mid September. Then...

It'll be sunny here till mid September.
Then rainy (or a good chance off rain) in October.

Waiting means missing most of the rest of the summer riding season.

Have your friend's sister join...
08-08-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 412
Posted By CliffordK

Where are you? If you list a location, you...

Where are you?

If you list a location, you might be able to solicit local suggestions.
08-08-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 412
Posted By CliffordK

I'd be curious to see what the inside of the tube...

I'd be curious to see what the inside of the tube looks like using and endoscope. Perhaps the inside of any tube that one could get a camera into.

There are a few types of weld failures.

In...
08-08-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By CliffordK

I've been polishing cones for a while. I bought...

I've been polishing cones for a while. I bought a couple of broken axle stubs from the local bike co-op.

Then I screw the cone and lock nut onto the axle stub backwards. Put in a drill or...
08-08-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By CliffordK

I do similarly... Lock down one side. Then...

I do similarly... Lock down one side. Then adjust the other side.

I'll lock the second side down to about 70% of my desired tightness. Then check. If loose, put two 17mm wrenches on the two...
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By CliffordK

On second thought, a cat having her pet mouse may...

On second thought, a cat having her pet mouse may not have been the best idea.

Squeak became a midnight snack.
...
08-08-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By CliffordK

School Reopening Guidelines

What guidelines are schools across the nation using to determine whether or not to reopen?

Initially I thought our local schools had a plan of splitting into half, with half the classes going on...
08-08-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By CliffordK

Because a medicine is old doesn't mean it is...

Because a medicine is old doesn't mean it is ineffective.

Aspirin is still around, and is even being used differently than originally intended, such as a prophylactic blood thinner. While...
08-08-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By CliffordK

Makes me think a bit about Italy. It has been a...

Makes me think a bit about Italy. It has been a while, but I remember the markets. People would just crowd in. I could hardly imagine how "Social Distancing" would work. When we were there, we'd kind...
08-08-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By CliffordK

I'm seeing a lot of people moving around here,...

I'm seeing a lot of people moving around here, but also seeing general social distancing and nearly universal wearing masks in stores and businesses. (Order of the Governor). I have been to gas...
08-08-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By CliffordK

One thing that needs to be discussed is...

One thing that needs to be discussed is revaccination. Time frame for the revaccination? Also vaccinating individuals who have had a prior infection.

One of the early phase 1 trials apparently...
08-08-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By CliffordK

The phase 1 tests should help determine how...

The phase 1 tests should help determine how robust the immune response seems to be. Also how long lasting the immune response is.

Are the health care workers continuing to get the disease at a...
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By CliffordK

I assume this is the bike: asknotshallnot's...

I assume this is the bike:
asknotshallnot's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/524017
...
08-07-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By CliffordK

1 year old is pretty young. Can you strap a...

1 year old is pretty young.

Can you strap a car seat into the trailer? Make sure the trailer has good coverings over the kid to keep dust and debris out.

I just do cargo, and find a way to...
08-07-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By CliffordK

I've started carrying bottles with me to fill...

I've started carrying bottles with me to fill with yellow liquid as needed during road trips. My "COVID BOTTLES".

Years ago I was walking in Italy. At the end of a foot bridge, people would just...
08-06-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 632
Posted By CliffordK

Much of the Northeast seems to be missing a...

Much of the Northeast seems to be missing a second wave.

Lately, New York has had a steady stream of about 750 new cases a day.
New Jersey has had 300 to 400 new cases a day. Well off their peak...
08-05-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,906
Posted By CliffordK

When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools....

When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn’t Go Well.As countries consider back-to-school strategies for the fall, a coronavirus outbreak at a Jerusalem high school offers a cautionary...
08-04-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By CliffordK

A couple of rolls of Gorilla Tape around the head...

A couple of rolls of Gorilla Tape around the head tube and you'll be all set.

What kind of trainer do you have? I presume you're not using rollers, but rather some kind of rear wheel trainer...
08-04-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By CliffordK

Any derailleur EXCEPT some Simplex models. ...

Any derailleur EXCEPT some Simplex models. :crash:

There is also a new style of derailleur called "Direct Mount" which one should AVOID.

https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb8011592/p4pb8011592.jpg
...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 946
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, two posts on what I would NOT do. I...

Ok, two posts on what I would NOT do.

I would probably just leave the damage above alone and watch it. I have had a Continental tire (Gator?) that had a lot of their cross-hatch sidewall strands...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 946
Posted By CliffordK

I've had shoe goo last for quite some time on...

I've had shoe goo last for quite some time on shoe soles. But, I have tried it on other applications such as patching an inflatable kayak (PVC), with less success. It tended to get hard over time...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 946
Posted By CliffordK

I had a Schwalbe Marathon Plus that picked up a...

I had a Schwalbe Marathon Plus that picked up a deep cut by a shard of glass about the first ride out.

I chose to put in a Park Boot a couple of days after it happened as it was a pretty...
08-04-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By CliffordK

The "Derailleur Hanger" is the part that extends...

The "Derailleur Hanger" is the part that extends down below the frame that the derailleur bolts onto. It can either be integral to the rear dropout, or can bolt onto the rear dropout, or can be a...
08-04-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By CliffordK

I've got the Veloplugs on one bike. Velocity...

I've got the Veloplugs on one bike.

Velocity Aerohead & Aerohead OC rims.

I don't think they do real well with some shapes of channels. Nonetheless, part of the problem with the OC rim was that...
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Posted By CliffordK

I had thought I saw the "80" on the derailleur. ...

I had thought I saw the "80" on the derailleur.
https://vintagecannondale.com/info/campagnolo/

That gives you a 1978 crankset and a 1980 rear derailleur. And, probably somewhat newer derailleur...
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Campagnolo SGR-1 pedals, 1988 to 1991:...

:foo:

Campagnolo SGR-1 pedals, 1988 to 1991:
VeloBase.com - Component: Campagnolo SGR-1, Record (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=aab7caa9-b3b7-440b-88bc-b2fa8d4e17ea&Enum=109)
...
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Posted By CliffordK

That is a pretty bike, and apparently in...

That is a pretty bike, and apparently in excellent condition.

I'm going to give a pretty broad price range of $600 to $1200.

As-is, it should be able to sell for $600 fairly quickly.

Add a...
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Posted By CliffordK

chevalier's Album: ...

chevalier's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/503595
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/18704186
...
08-02-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By CliffordK

If you have an 8 or 9 speed Shimano, the road and...

If you have an 8 or 9 speed Shimano, the road and MTB shifters should be reasonably compatible with other SHIMANO parts.

SRAM sold both 1:1 actuation (not Shimano compatible) and 2:1 actuation...
Forum: Foo
07-31-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By CliffordK

Latte is good enough at catching the mice, then...

Latte is good enough at catching the mice, then she doesn't know what to do with them. Most have managed to die on her. She was taking the mice to her litter box, but the old box was too shallow...
07-31-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 208,676
Posted By CliffordK

I think my cat may be broken. Latte &...

I think my cat may be broken.

Latte & Squeak.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1552x1440/80-latte_n_squeak_61184fc6f5cf8c5762162e7dddfb78652cba5f78.jpg
Forum: Foo
07-31-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, so I had to get a taller litter box for...

Ok, so I had to get a taller litter box for Latte. She has the "catch and release" down pat.

This morning she was sitting in her litter box giving little mini purrs... while looking down. Not a...
07-30-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,033
Posted By CliffordK

One virus causes different symptoms... Does...

One virus causes different symptoms... Does everyone get the Flu (Influenza) the same? For me, it likes to descend into the lungs. Others get generalized malaise. And others get sinus infections....
07-30-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,033
Posted By CliffordK

It is interesting comparing SARS and COVID. ...

It is interesting comparing SARS and COVID.

SARS hit hard, and spread around the globe, but with a robust government response it was able to be kept in pockets and was eventually eradicated.
...
07-30-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,033
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: A little all over the place here. There...

:foo:
A little all over the place here. There is a concept of evolution, where the the host and the pathogen evolve to be less lethal. Part of the problem with Europeans bringing "novel" diseases to...
07-29-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By CliffordK

Something like the Giant Revive might be...

Something like the Giant Revive might be interesting on gravel. Hard to say about intense trails. As someone mentioned, it may not hop the tires over stuff very well.
...
07-28-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By CliffordK

Another thing to look at. Are you using OEM...

Another thing to look at. Are you using OEM Shimano chainrings? Are the shift pins and gates intact? Worn?
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