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07-09-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 515
Posted By Clyde1820

On a bike's brake rotor? Wouldn't surprise me...

On a bike's brake rotor? Wouldn't surprise me those screws were grossly undersized given the torque they were to require. (Which wouldn't be a leap, on an application where weight means...
07-09-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 515
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This. Always thought two things: 1. ...

^ This.

Always thought two things:

1. Torx is better at avoiding "cam-out" (fouling the heads' threads) than Phillips.

2. Mfrs, generally speaking, seem to under-spec the size of the bolt...
07-08-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By Clyde1820

Obeast In the late '90s, Jamis...

Obeast

In the late '90s, Jamis (https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/catalog_archive.html) began making the Dragon mountain bike in Reynolds 853 steel with very good components. In the ~1999-2004...
07-08-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 363
Posted By Clyde1820

Could easily have been simple supply+demand...

Could easily have been simple supply+demand realities, too. At a time when hundreds of millions of masks were being snapped up by people globally, "healthcare" was facing tight supply. Only two...
07-08-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 600
Posted By Clyde1820

Schwalbe Tube Finder search tool...

Schwalbe Tube Finder search tool (https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/tubes/finder) @ SchwalbeTires.

From the search list, here are four that might suit:
.P/N = 1042-7363 -- SV 15 60mm; 700...
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By Clyde1820

1. Being already well-hydrated prior to the...

1. Being already well-hydrated prior to the effort. (Starting the night before.)

2. Having plenty of liquids (including electrolytes) along the way, at an intake far greater than my "usual"...
07-07-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Clyde1820

High-profile, high-contact role, and taking few...

High-profile, high-contact role, and taking few precautions. Was probably inevitable.

Of course, contraction <> illness.

So, we'll see if the "See, I told ya so" crowd (globally) will be...
07-06-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 600
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, to be fair, you can only see it when...

Well, to be fair, you can only see it when there's 0psi pressure and you have the tire off. Sure, no apparent holes or tears in the tape, which is fine. But that doesn't show how sharply-defined...
07-06-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,631
Posted By Clyde1820

Part of all of this, too, is just the desire for...

Part of all of this, too, is just the desire for time savings on the part of the seller. A large, well-known shop with a presence on eBay sold me a Brooks saddle, but they'd crafted general-purpose...
07-06-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By Clyde1820

Hot water springs exist around the world. Comes...

Hot water springs exist around the world. Comes from the same place all the other hot springs folks have seen. Lots of photos and films exist of a variety of animals enjoying time in such.
07-06-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,708
Posted By Clyde1820

Have done. Plenty has been written. Point...

Have done. Plenty has been written.

Point was simply that this thing travels easily. Via air, via aerosol/droplets. It deposits on surfaces. And while localized "hot spot" contact tracing and...
07-06-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By Clyde1820

A couple of ideas: A tablespoon of peanut...

A couple of ideas:

A tablespoon of peanut butter or hummus, with a few vegetables for dipping into it. Can size it to be a 50cal snack, or 200+ cals. Easy to take with you, as it won't need...
07-06-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,708
Posted By Clyde1820

With survival in air and surfaces like this thing...

With survival in air and surfaces like this thing has, with the inability of nearly all masks people wear to actually filter out the virus, it's hard to say many of the steps actually do much. Let...
07-05-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By Clyde1820

Back in the day as a serious distance runner, I...

Back in the day as a serious distance runner, I found that soaking in hot tubs of water aided in my ability to stretch, seemingly sped recovery, and helped with relaxation. Combined with massage,...
07-05-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,708
Posted By Clyde1820

Yup. No way to stop it. Probably no way to...

Yup.

No way to stop it. Probably no way to limit its incursion into every little village across the planet. No way to know, for certain, whether its impacts on a given person are going to be...
07-04-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By Clyde1820

They've had a number of frame sets available a...

They've had a number of frame sets available a couple times a year, recently. Anticipated to have another batch in this autumn, at some point. (Nothing's certain, of course.) Would love to see a...
07-03-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 600
Posted By Clyde1820

Uncertain which rims, tires or tubes you have. ...

Uncertain which rims, tires or tubes you have.

But have you considered using a rim tape? (Something like: Velox (https://velox.fr/en/15-rim-tape).) Unless you have found evidence of an external...
07-03-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By Clyde1820

I'm doing this on another bike (and older...

I'm doing this on another bike (and older 'rescue'). A local shop's doing the prep of the frame (at the BB and steerer), along with installing the BB, crank and headset, and I'm doing the rest.
...
07-02-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By Clyde1820

Had a custom fitting, many years ago, with...

Had a custom fitting, many years ago, with Co-Motion and did a tour of the facility with one of their tech/engineer folks. Was eye-opening. Very high-quality builds. For a price, can get any...
07-02-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By Clyde1820

Once rode a motorcycle without a helmet, years...

Once rode a motorcycle without a helmet, years ago, for a ~10mi jaunt up the highway. Got nailed in the forehead by a bumble bee. Snapped my head back a good bit.

Never been struck by other...
07-02-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By Clyde1820

Haven't considered side-pull, no. Got any...

Haven't considered side-pull, no. Got any suggestions on a couple of reliable, durable, good-looking side-pull brakes that might work on the Rivendell frames? I'll definitely evaluate. (My own...
07-02-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,152
Posted By Clyde1820

Have only been on a couple 3hr+ rides, and that...

Have only been on a couple 3hr+ rides, and that was decades ago. Mostly I'm a <90mins rider (old injuries preclude much time in the saddle). So, other than with 170mm or 175mm cranks, I've not had...
07-01-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,152
Posted By Clyde1820

Myself, from a height standpoint I'm right about...

Myself, from a height standpoint I'm right about a 165mm arm, according to that chart, but I've got fairly short legs to cope with.

Had a fitting a few years back where 160-165mm was suggested. ...
07-01-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By Clyde1820

Have considered White Industries, with their MI5...

Have considered White Industries, with their MI5 hub.

Of course, the frame/fork and hub/axle need to be compatible. I like the White Industries' strength, and the weight on the components over the...
07-01-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By Clyde1820

Brakes -- Prefer cantilever over v-brake from an...

Brakes -- Prefer cantilever over v-brake from an aesthetic perspective, mostly, I'll admit. On several bikes, I have had v-brake and didn't particularly find them harder-stopping or easier to adjust...
07-01-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,631
Posted By Clyde1820

Bribery to alter your reviews? I suppose I'm...

Bribery to alter your reviews?

I suppose I'm not surprised.
07-01-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,871
Posted By Clyde1820

I figure we've got a few things going on, as we...

I figure we've got a few things going on, as we age. Load-bearing strength exercising doesn't have good alternatives, and it can impact strength, bone density, muscle mass, and BP/cardio. "Cardio"...
07-01-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 897
Posted By Clyde1820

Plenty of individual shops are deciding what...

Plenty of individual shops are deciding what their comfort levels are, for reopening. I'm happy to see that some are taking the threats very seriously indeed. Most-effective method I've seen: posting...
07-01-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,631
Posted By Clyde1820

Caveat emptor ... wherever one purchases from. ...

Caveat emptor ... wherever one purchases from. Whether Amazon, eBay, the local flea market, a face-to-face seller, a shop, or whatever.

Thankfully, I tend to be fairly detail oriented and take my...
06-30-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By Clyde1820

Though, with a riser bar with lots of sweep,...

Though, with a riser bar with lots of sweep, twist-grips can be a challenge.

For me, at least, I love the classic aesthetic of "thumbies" for the shifters.
06-30-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Clyde1820

Of course, someone else's medium (ie, TV, radio,...

Of course, someone else's medium (ie, TV, radio, billboards) are theirs. Up to them whether they choose Advertiser A or Advertiser B. I'm sure in this gone-bat-dung-insane, reactionary time, plenty...
06-30-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Clyde1820

How about Brooks -- either the Cambium 17...

How about Brooks -- either the Cambium 17 (https://www.brooksengland.com/en_us/saddles/cambium/c17.html) @ 164mm W, or the Cambium 19...
06-30-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,313
Posted By Clyde1820

That's what I do, either at a "convenience" shop...

That's what I do, either at a "convenience" shop or a grocery. A gallon jug of water's only about ~$1 or so, around here. Can fill up several bottles, a CamelBack, etc. (Assuming it's a route...
06-30-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By Clyde1820

Nobody's asking people to waste their time. It's...

Nobody's asking people to waste their time. It's a thread about an intended build and an arrangement of component choices that others might find interesting. (It is a cycling discussion forum, after...
06-30-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,368
Posted By Clyde1820

Dangerous, and asking for a crash and injuries. ...

Dangerous, and asking for a crash and injuries.

Can't say that I've had folks pass me in the same lane on a multi-lane road, like that. Often, people won't give quite enough space on a country...
06-30-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By Clyde1820

Rivendell Clem Smith Jr. build -- planning stages

Am in the process of selecting a vendor for the build-up of a Rivendell Clem Smith Jr bike. Rough initial list of component preferences noted below.

If anyone's got suggestions or recommendations...
06-24-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,152
Posted By Clyde1820

And if it were an oncoming car that the parked...

And if it were an oncoming car that the parked car's driver doored? Would it be the fault of the oncoming driver for having gotten struck?

:foo:
06-22-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 61,940
Posted By Clyde1820

For me, yes it's an illusion to expect drop bars...

For me, yes it's an illusion to expect drop bars anytime soon. I've got old injuries, though, and it's been decades since drops were comfortable. And so, it tends to be swept riser bars, with a...
Forum: Touring
06-20-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 182,095
Posted By Clyde1820

Hm. Bear + aging smoked mackerel + 100mi of...

Hm. Bear + aging smoked mackerel + 100mi of gravel.

Sounds like the bear caught up to you. Which explains both why you didn't eat the mackerel and why the bear did his 'business' on the road. :p
...
06-20-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,152
Posted By Clyde1820

Ah, well. That's a horse of a different color. ...

Ah, well. That's a horse of a different color.

Two lanes, and vehicles in the one lane decide to "squeeze by" anyway, failing in their duty as vehicles on that roadway. Whether a bike or...
06-18-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,152
Posted By Clyde1820

Had it instead been an oncoming car that struck...

Had it instead been an oncoming car that struck that blindly-opened door?

Don't know the specifics of the "lane" involved in the situation you describe, above. But if it's a lane for vehicles...
06-18-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,152
Posted By Clyde1820

If the spot where the door opens is a legitimate...

If the spot where the door opens is a legitimate lane, then 100% of the time it's the driver's failure to view oncoming traffic and yield.

That said, it's hard not to assume a solid (even...
06-18-20, 02:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By Clyde1820

Have had them a few weeks, now. Exceptional...

Have had them a few weeks, now. Exceptional clarity. Would be wonderful for cycling in wrap-around type eye wear. (Mine are only normally-shaped sunglasses.) If one can tolerate polarized and...
06-14-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,031
Posted By Clyde1820

Severity of symptoms, yes. Except for the few...

Severity of symptoms, yes. Except for the few who don't utter a peep and die out, the active/urgent cases get known.

But infection rates are hard to gauge when apparently so many are...
06-14-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,031
Posted By Clyde1820

It is tough to gauge, given how little testing...

It is tough to gauge, given how little testing (per capita) was done in the first month or two of this thing, as compared to now with all the "freebie" testing spots popping up.

It'd also be...
Forum: Foo
06-13-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,242
Posted By Clyde1820

If it's got to be in December, in the U.S., then...

If it's got to be in December, in the U.S., then I'd probably stick to more-southerly states. Just for weather reasons, alone.

Once did a driving/camping trip from late September to late October,...
06-08-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By Clyde1820

Back in the day, I used to ride a motorcycle...

Back in the day, I used to ride a motorcycle around town (small town in the boonies, so no helmets). Had wrap-around sunglasses, but the wind would still whip the eyes dry by the end of even shorter...
06-08-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,660
Posted By Clyde1820

At least "on your left" or something similar is...

At least "on your left" or something similar is directional, though.

A bell or a nondescript yell has no such context. Requires a person to guess the missing pieces.

Not that any of it works...
06-08-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,031
Posted By Clyde1820

This sort of thing is why it's awful to simply...

This sort of thing is why it's awful to simply report the number of things. The tally, by itself, is meaningless.

Like with traffic "accidents." Meaningless, unless calculated on a per-capita...
06-06-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,660
Posted By Clyde1820

It can easily be misconstrued, of course. Like...

It can easily be misconstrued, of course. Like any comment or warning, or anything like.

When I hear "on your left," as a pedestrian, I assume it to mean someone's "on my left" and coming up...
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