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08-24-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By CliffordK

64cm Paramount Track Bike up in Portland? ...

64cm Paramount Track Bike up in Portland?

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland-74-schwinn-paramount-14/6947834226.html

I am seeing a few 64cm bikes for sale locally on Craigslist....
08-24-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By CliffordK

I didn't realize that Trek actually made a 64cm...

I didn't realize that Trek actually made a 64cm bike. That is HUGE.

According to the page you linked:

62cm for 6'2 to 6'5
64cm for 6'4 to 6'7

So, your friend would just barely be at the...
08-24-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By CliffordK

I think most Continental tubes come with those...

I think most Continental tubes come with those stepped nuts.

I don't know if they really do anything, but they look good. :)

Note, most rims are double-walled, and that nut only covers the...
08-24-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 387
Posted By CliffordK

It may just be a standard bike nut. You could...

It may just be a standard bike nut. You could try your local bike co-op and see if you can find one that fits. No shipping and handling, just some time to try it out.
08-24-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By CliffordK

I usually do it all one-way. Chain goes on,...

I usually do it all one-way.

Chain goes on, is used until it is done, then removed and replaced.

I wouldn't be pushing pins in and out just for cleaning (unless you are replacing pins).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By CliffordK

A well patched tube should be fine... until you...

A well patched tube should be fine... until you get tired of patching holes.

The bigger issue is whether the hole in the tire is bad enough that the tube will poke back through, and that will...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,046
Posted By CliffordK

There are no absolutes in life, but the odds...

There are no absolutes in life, but the odds should be in her favor.

If I'm comfortable riding in my home-town, how much worse could someone else's home-town be? Except, not knowing the...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,046
Posted By CliffordK

:thumb: Are you close enough to help her...

:thumb:

Are you close enough to help her work on techniques.

Perhaps also build up a travel kit. I think it has been discussed here before.

But, be able to:

Swap Tubes
Patch Flat
08-23-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not sure I've ever seen an issue I could...

I'm not sure I've ever seen an issue I could attribute to an over-hardened cone cracking.

I have seen too soft cones just mash.

Any badly damaged cones seem to be due to abuse, including...
08-23-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By CliffordK

Do you have the materials testing equipment? ...

Do you have the materials testing equipment? Manufacturing?

I'll try to do some more documentation, and perhaps start a YouTube channel.

I've started to get some long-term testing in, with...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,046
Posted By CliffordK

I haven't used hostels in the USA. But, they...

I haven't used hostels in the USA. But, they were handy in Europe, especially if one wished to stop for a couple of days in one place.

The biggest problem was that the European hostels were...
08-23-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not sure about the finish sizes, but for bike...

I'm not sure about the finish sizes, but for bike cones, it depends on the models.

Vintage Campagnolo Record series cones had a mirror polish.

Ultegra & Better cones are nice.

For...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,046
Posted By CliffordK

Your daughter might look at youth hostels. Bed,...

Your daughter might look at youth hostels. Bed, shower, etc.

Is this trip being planned for next year?
08-22-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,999
Posted By CliffordK

I was wondering about the OP trying a different...

I was wondering about the OP trying a different cadence, either higher or lower than he might normally select, to see how it affects the ride.

To some extent, one can adjust perception of cadence...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,204
Posted By CliffordK

If you are at a regular register, an have 10 of...

If you are at a regular register, an have 10 of the same item, the checker can scan the first item, and simply enter a number. Even easier if you manage to find a case on the shelf and take the...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By CliffordK

Don't forget the "over the hill" discounts that...

Don't forget the "over the hill" discounts that stores and restaurants try to push on people.

:50:
08-22-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By CliffordK

The part number might be something a local shop...

The part number might be something a local shop could look up, and order if they wish.

The OP did specify "not Shimano", without further clarification. However, it is still worth looking at what...
08-22-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,741
Posted By CliffordK

There's a funky pawn shop in Beaverton that often...

There's a funky pawn shop in Beaverton that often has a unique selection of bikes out in front of the store. Worth having a look.

:foo:

I think it is:
USA Pawn & Jewelry
12740 SW Canyon Rd
08-22-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By CliffordK

Here is the Shimano Y3TL98030 cone: ...

Here is the Shimano Y3TL98030 cone:

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/hub-spares/shimano-slx-fhm678-rear-left-lock-nut-cone-dust-cover-m15-y3tl98030/?geoc=US

15mm cone + locknut. It fits on several...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,204
Posted By CliffordK

Woe be the day when someone might show up with 11...

Woe be the day when someone might show up with 11 items in the cart.

Most of the stores I shop at have self checkout lines. Signs generally read "About 15 Items".

One of the things the...
08-22-19, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By CliffordK

Photos? How bad are the pits? I've been...

Photos?

How bad are the pits?

I've been hand polishing my cones with a mini-drill press and sand paper.

I can make considerably smoother races, and can take out minor pits in the process. ...
08-22-19, 02:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 535
Posted By CliffordK

You can keep an eye out for Record 110BCD...

You can keep an eye out for Record 110BCD cranksets.

However, something like this would work quite nicely on your bike:
...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,548
Posted By CliffordK

Hitler Retirement Home?

Hitler Retirement Home?
08-21-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By CliffordK

If this cone has very limited scope, Wheels...

If this cone has very limited scope, Wheels Manufacturing might not be interested.

But, it might be worth documenting the cone carefully. Inner diameter, outer diameter, etc.

Then send...
08-21-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By CliffordK

The problem is that solid axles, quick releases,...

The problem is that solid axles, quick releases, etc, all stopped at about 10mm.

12mm were specialty items found on a few tandems and etc.

Some of the new oversized axles use larger cones, but...
08-20-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,150
Posted By CliffordK

How did I miss the latest Masher vs Spnner...

How did I miss the latest Masher vs Spnner thread? :crash:



You're doing it wrong.

Stand on the pedals.

Pull up with your right while you push down with the left, and visa-versa.
08-20-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By CliffordK

I've started using cassettes on most of my bikes....

I've started using cassettes on most of my bikes.

However, overall you need very little space between the cassette/freewheel and the dropouts/seat stays.

So, with the old 10-speeds, getting...
08-20-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,862
Posted By CliffordK

I agree that sending it back intact is likely the...

I agree that sending it back intact is likely the best course of action.

I'd hate to be a seller, and have someone strip half the bike, then send it back as a mess.

On the other hand, I...
08-20-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By CliffordK

I could imagine a lot of spin-offs of this...

I could imagine a lot of spin-offs of this research.

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : The big racing teams will go to just about any length to get that...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,343
Posted By CliffordK

SeaOtter's Albums ...

SeaOtter's Albums
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/347023
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/14897433
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,201
Posted By CliffordK

Colnago made Titanium bikes. Raleigh had a...

Colnago made Titanium bikes.

Raleigh had a few Titanium frames too. Not sure what other big brands.

Colnago had flex issues. It isn't clear what alloy they were using, but if it was pure...
08-19-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By CliffordK

You probably got water into the wheels. If...

You probably got water into the wheels.

If you were riding slowly, the bearings are probably fine.

Anyway, if you're worried, why not pop off the tires and rim tape and look inside... and then...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,590
Posted By CliffordK

Interesting. The issue appears to be specific...

Interesting. The issue appears to be specific with cooking potatoes wrapped in foil. The potatoes have botulism on the surface which is killed by cooking, and the toxin destroyed. However, spores...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,590
Posted By CliffordK

How long are you leaving the potato in your...

How long are you leaving the potato in your Jersey Pocket?

You're probably better of lining the bike helmet with the tin foil.

Don't forget to stop by your doctor's office to get a botulism...
08-19-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By CliffordK

I suppose the question is what your need is. ...

I suppose the question is what your need is.

Road Bike Tires
MTB Tires
Fat Bike Tires

Home Use?
Shop Use?

Do you have a TS-4 and thinking of an upgrade, or found a source for a good used...
08-19-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 31,592
Posted By CliffordK

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1349x615/80-bikelane_00d2e00a1fa70e3b03ff475451be762a654cf370.jpg

Hard to get a great photo....
08-19-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By CliffordK

I would have to think that maximum energy uptake...

I would have to think that maximum energy uptake would vary with the actual food one is eating.

So, the consumption of monosaccharides and disaccharides (glucose, fructose, sucrose, etc) would...
08-19-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By CliffordK

Wow, that looks truly monstrous!!! I'm...

Wow, that looks truly monstrous!!!

I'm seeing notes on the web indicating that the TS-4.2 has a welded base, while the TS-4 does not.

Otherwise it sounds like a bunch of minor updates.

I...
08-15-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By CliffordK

OP had mentioned tubing sizes and drill sizes,...

OP had mentioned tubing sizes and drill sizes, with the idea of potentially using a larger tube if he does get it replaced.

1" headtube, of course, is larger than 1"

And 1 1/8" is also larger...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,055
Posted By CliffordK

I don't pay a lot of attention to Amazon reviews....

I don't pay a lot of attention to Amazon reviews. Although other reviews are popping up a bit.

I do think there is a tendency in human nature to post about bad stuff more than good stuff. But,...
08-15-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By CliffordK

Ahhh... but there have also been studies that...

Ahhh... but there have also been studies that one's performance may literally be tied to what is in one's gut.
...
08-15-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By CliffordK

I'm with TrojanHorse. Look at the "Gravel...

I'm with TrojanHorse.

Look at the "Gravel Bikes", "Cyclocross Bikes", "Anyroad" bikes.

I do take my road bike on short segments of gravel (driveways, pea gravel, etc), but I don't always like...
08-15-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By CliffordK

appar1tion's Albums/Galery: ...

appar1tion's Albums/Galery:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/504230
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/14856010
...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,590
Posted By CliffordK

Not all organisms are pathogenic. Botulism...

Not all organisms are pathogenic.

Botulism is unique in that it may be pathogenic to infants, but in its natural state, it is not pathogenic to adults. It is only pathogenic if one allows the...
08-15-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,139
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not real great with exact dates. But.... ...

I'm not real great with exact dates. But....

1968/1969 Colnago Super introduced. They had clover cutouts, but fewer clovers in the lettering. Letters over background paint.

Early 70's. ...
08-15-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,139
Posted By CliffordK

As far as decals, I prefer the individual letters...

As far as decals, I prefer the individual letters over the background paint, rather than letters over a white background.

My guess is the bike was repainted and got the carbon decals when it was 5...
08-15-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,139
Posted By CliffordK

Unfortunately I no longer have a 1980's fanny.

Unfortunately I no longer have a 1980's fanny.
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,590
Posted By CliffordK

Yeah... My family went on a camping trip...

Yeah...

My family went on a camping trip years ago.

Mom got deathly ill from Giardia, and I believe ended up in the hospital.

My brother, myself, and my father didn't. And we likely drank...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 879
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, man... you're making me feel a bit dated. ...

Oh, man... you're making me feel a bit dated. :50:

When I was in Italy in 1982, I snagged my Colnago Super, and it wasn't that obsolete at the time. I think I only rode it on day trips with a...
08-15-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,139
Posted By CliffordK

Small wrenches snag the bolts on top of the...

Small wrenches snag the bolts on top of the seatpost.

Saddles with cutouts are much easier to deal with using a ratchet wrench.

I've never recovered a saddle, and am happy enough with slowly...
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