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06-26-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By CliffordK

I thought I'd try some scribbling on Strava. ...

I thought I'd try some scribbling on Strava.

https://www.strava.com/routes/19848785

79.21 miles, 584 feet, for an average of 7.37 feet per mile.

of course, the big issue would be the wind...
06-21-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By CliffordK

A straight line? That often indicates that...

A straight line?

That often indicates that Strava/Phone has crashed or was turned off, and recovered from the crash. So it connects the known points with a straight line.

So, for example, a...
06-17-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,667,127
Posted By CliffordK

Is that from an ad, or a tire you bought? It...

Is that from an ad, or a tire you bought?

It might be OK on a trainer indoors. :foo: Not that I'd put that on a $1000 carbon wheel set.

Ignoring the cracking, looking at the top of the tire,...
06-15-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By CliffordK

I had some Michelin Protek Cross Max tires on my...

I had some Michelin Protek Cross Max tires on my commuter. I found them slower than racing tires, but absolutely bomb-proof. Quite a few miles, and not a flat.

I didn't choose to go to the...
06-15-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By CliffordK

I've had problems with the foot well for the...

I've had problems with the foot well for the kid's trailers being too low. And, am not quite sure... perhaps I'll try to modify one to decrease the foot well, but that may also require some sewing....
06-14-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Posted By CliffordK

I prefer solid front lights and blinking in the...

I prefer solid front lights and blinking in the rear.

Harsh front blinking is very distracting, but the more sinusoidal dimming/brighter is at least tolerable.

As far as synchronized... ...
06-11-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,728
Posted By CliffordK

:eek::eek::eek: Hopefully that was meant to...

:eek::eek::eek:

Hopefully that was meant to be a joke. If the OP isn't willing to ride the frame, then either trash it, give it away, or sell it with full disclosures (and hope the buyer is...
06-11-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,728
Posted By CliffordK

I think that would be my first question. ...

I think that would be my first question.

Running into something solid like a car pulling out in front of you could be a cause for significant concern.

On the other hand, a bike sliding out from...
06-09-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By CliffordK

I was going to suggest an Electric Bantam. ...

I was going to suggest an Electric Bantam.

But, I think Bike Friday can electrify all of their bikes... probably.

So you could go with something like a 20" New World Tourist, and add an...
Forum: Foo
06-09-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,091
Posted By CliffordK

Can't you just bring up a photo of a smore on...

Can't you just bring up a photo of a smore on your smartphone, while watching Bear Grylls reruns on the smart phone?
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,370
Posted By CliffordK

Is this a job you've been going to for a while? ...

Is this a job you've been going to for a while? Do you already have alternative transportation?

How many miles have you been doing lately?

I'd encourage you to ease into this slowly. Maybe 2...
06-06-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,870
Posted By CliffordK

Nothing is confirmed yet. She got her...

Nothing is confirmed yet. She got her application in late and may not go to the Youth Corps. But, an opening could come up.

And, yes, Mom would likely be driving her most of the time. But there...
05-30-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By CliffordK

jospl's photos: ...

jospl's photos:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/496311
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/14005614
...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,241
Posted By CliffordK

One thing. If she came out sunburnt, that means...

One thing. If she came out sunburnt, that means that she wasn't in dense forest or cloud cover all the time.

Using sunlight mornings and evenings (ignoring noon and night), she could have had...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 99,232
Posted By CliffordK

I found a 4x8 sheet of plywood today. Lots...

I found a 4x8 sheet of plywood today.

Lots of screws and nails, and some kind of a latch on one side. But, overall not in too bad of shape, other than a little corner damage.

Pretty heavy...
05-21-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By CliffordK

Because finding that matching rear hub could cost...

Because finding that matching rear hub could cost a fortune, and dwarf the $8 thrift store purchase. :eek:
05-17-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,038
Posted By CliffordK

There is one dog near the end of the road as I'm...

There is one dog near the end of the road as I'm heading into town with a dog run along the fence.

I think he can see me about 1/4 mile away, and starts barking. Not loud barks, but more of...
05-15-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,803
Posted By CliffordK

As far as "Accident", I don't object to the...

As far as "Accident", I don't object to the language. As, it carries the weight of an occurrence without intent to harm. One can read more into it if one wishes.

Step or not, somehow she missed...
05-06-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,863
Posted By CliffordK

Getting a monetary settlement might be difficult....

Getting a monetary settlement might be difficult. Small Claims Court?

But, a better approach might be to try to track down the public works department and get that hole filled before it swallows...
05-02-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By CliffordK

How did you manage to break a skewer while out on...

How did you manage to break a skewer while out on a ride?

I managed to twist my skewer with my trailer hitch once, and broke it. :( Now, I frequently have the skewer handle facing to the drive...
05-02-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By CliffordK

You could also go with a rooftop cargo box. ...

You could also go with a rooftop cargo box.

http://bestcargobox.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/best-cargo-box.jpg

There are quite a few different sizes and shapes. And, they often show up used...
05-02-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By CliffordK

Can we get rid of Hash Numbers? #1 #2

With the new round of updates, can we get rid of the Hash Numbers?

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) First thing
#2...
05-01-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,504
Posted By CliffordK

Every couple of months I'll get a flat tire so...

Every couple of months I'll get a flat tire so I'll just park the bike next to the nearest dumpster, and go get a new bike.
04-27-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,527
Posted By CliffordK

Apparently no more. ...

Apparently no more.

https://www.bmwblog.com/2018/07/17/carbon-fiber-bmw-might-be-a-thing-of-the-past/

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a22170531/say-goodbye-to-carbon-fiber-bmws/

It still...
04-25-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By CliffordK

The OP is indicating that a woman was selling the...

The OP is indicating that a woman was selling the bike. While it is possible it was her bike, a likely scenario is that she was selling the bike from a former husband/boyfriend/tenant/relative/etc....
Forum: Touring
04-23-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,296
Posted By CliffordK

My old Colnago never handled well when fully...

My old Colnago never handled well when fully loaded.

I've been riding a Tricross and a Coda conversion a bit lately, and both seem to do much better with at least moderate loads.

I'm...
04-23-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,396
Posted By CliffordK

So, what is the probability that a post will be...

So, what is the probability that a post will be bumped 10 years after the last reply?

Ok, more of a statistics issue, but many of the statistics equations have a strong calculus basis.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,567
Posted By CliffordK

I seem to be at least 10 years behind the curve...

I seem to be at least 10 years behind the curve on purchasing bike stuff, but trying to catch up. :)

So, perhaps by 2030 it will be time to "go disc". :)

Of course, by that time, I may be old...
04-19-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,499
Posted By CliffordK

Mixte and Step Through bikes. There were some...

Mixte and Step Through bikes. There were some quality ones, and many with drop bars.
04-05-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,330
Posted By CliffordK

I agree, No hard limit, but a lot will...

I agree,

No hard limit, but a lot will depend on one's actual riding. I would put 20 miles within an order of magnitude of 10 miles. :foo:

But, start hitting say 50 miles? 100 miles? 150...
04-01-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,637
Posted By CliffordK

I think the bike industry is killing themselves...

I think the bike industry is killing themselves off due to the push for new and better stuff. And then companies not continuing to support the old stuff.

It isn't that bicycles are good for 5...
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