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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
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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: 410
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: 27
Views: 518
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: 56
Views: 1,708
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: 26
Views: 597
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: 319
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
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Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 715
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: 36
Views: 715
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: 36
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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: 270
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: 290
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: 21
Views: 508
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...
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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)
...
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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...
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Views: 508
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: 459
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: 41
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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
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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: 41
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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
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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
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Views: 3,811
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: 153
Views: 3,811
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: 819
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
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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?
07-28-20, 04:20 PM
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Posted By CliffordK

How about some pictures of the current derailleur...

How about some pictures of the current derailleur setup, and attempts to shift. A few different angles.

The 5703 derailleur should be a "Triple".

There are very few 53T "Triple" cranksets....
07-28-20, 03:50 AM
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Posted By CliffordK

Most MTB cranksets have a slight offset in the...

Most MTB cranksets have a slight offset in the crank arms.

What is wrong with your old crankset? The one you are looking at is a square taper crankset.

Perhaps try your local bike co-op if...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-27-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 475
Posted By CliffordK

Any pieces of heavy plumbing pipe, or solid steel...

Any pieces of heavy plumbing pipe, or solid steel you could use if it takes more force to bend than you can get with your hands?
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Posted By CliffordK

Is the Corsa Extra one model above the Corsa? ...

Is the Corsa Extra one model above the Corsa?

What is the tubing on this frame? Columbus Something?

Would Reynolds 753 be more desirable?

I do think the red is a little plain, but probably...
07-26-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By CliffordK

Could you safely tig weld it without overheating?...

Could you safely tig weld it without overheating?

You can wrap the fork blades and the steer tube with wet towels. But, you would end up awfully close to the steer tube.

If you do weld or...
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Views: 287
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: How much were you asking for the...

:foo:

How much were you asking for the frame?

To get top dollar, you really need to sell it on some kind of a nationwide venue like E-Bay. BikeForums also has a C&V sales section.

Ideally,...
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Views: 287
Posted By CliffordK

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-eddy_merckx_61_cm_002_06907067d98d23db0a44f9defb2aaa46095009f9.jpg
...
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Posted By CliffordK

Even as a Newbie, you can upload photos to your...

Even as a Newbie, you can upload photos to your Album page.
kavalk's Albums:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/473651

If the headset is trash, then it is nice to hold everything together, but...
07-26-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,329
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... All the good deals are up in Portland. ...

Hmmm... All the good deals are up in Portland. But, I try to pace myself... too much to drive a 4 hour RT (or 2 day RT on the bike) to get little things.

There's a car part that popped up about...
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Posted By CliffordK

Even if you can't attach photos to your messages...

Even if you can't attach photos to your messages yet, you can still upload the photos to your album:
Cyride's Albums:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/523526
07-26-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 619
Posted By CliffordK

A couple of brands also sell 700x26 tires,...

A couple of brands also sell 700x26 tires, although those may fall into the variability range of the 700x25 tires.
07-25-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By CliffordK

You could mess around with the seatposts a bit if...

You could mess around with the seatposts a bit if you wish. There are some suspension seat posts, generally used on MTBs. But, there are some more modern road seatposts that also have a little...
07-25-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 619
Posted By CliffordK

The main thing that you can do is to mess around...

The main thing that you can do is to mess around with your tires.

How heavy are you?
Brand of Tires?
Pressure? Front? Rear?
07-25-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By CliffordK

As mentioned, the Massif and Schwinn OCC use a...

As mentioned, the Massif and Schwinn OCC use a 20x4 1/4 tire.

The rims are mighty wide.

But the tires are a semi-slick design. Perhaps nicer than the knobbies on your bike.

I can try to take...
07-25-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By CliffordK

My 20x4.25 tubes have to expand a lot to fill the...

My 20x4.25 tubes have to expand a lot to fill the tires. So... depending on the manufacturer, it should be fine.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 475
Posted By CliffordK

gugie had successfully brazed a steer tube into a...

gugie had successfully brazed a steer tube into a chromed fork crown using A LOT OF FLUX. I don't know if the crown was triple plated or not.

You may be able to do the same with silver solder...
07-22-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By CliffordK

I thought that was EASY. I think I've mentioned...

I thought that was EASY. I think I've mentioned it a couple of times under the Forum suggestions, but it goes nowhere.

Likewise, the blocked photos came in with changing the way photos were...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By CliffordK

Ahh, thanks. So if you could peel off the outer...

Ahh, thanks.
So if you could peel off the outer layer, then the stuff within should have zero residual strength.

Could one silently defeat a U-Lock made with that stuff with a pipe cuter?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I haven't really found it... What...

:foo:

I haven't really found it...

What works for me is to click on the user's profile:
https://www.bikeforums.net/members/unterhausen-136384.html
As part of the URL, it gives the user's ID#...
07-22-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 754
Posted By CliffordK

I've folded tubes before. They'll last for quite...

I've folded tubes before. They'll last for quite a while, but it does give a place that will wear the tubes.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: The plunge cut looked like it was cutting...

:foo:
The plunge cut looked like it was cutting through mild steel.

The person only had difficulties when trying to move the saw forward through thin steel (1/8"?).

I'd have to see an example...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By CliffordK

I wouldn't use plain steel. Most of the vintage...

I wouldn't use plain steel. Most of the vintage frames used some kind of a "High-Tensile" steel. But most of the new stuff is chromoly (4130). There are online sources for chromoly including...
07-22-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I think the Massif/OCC wheels (20x4...

:foo:

I think the Massif/OCC wheels (20x4 1/4) use the same rim diameter as BMX bikes, so 406mm BSD = 16" rim size.

So, probably something similar to a 110/70-16 moped tire would be good.
...
07-22-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By CliffordK

What bike is it on? Please post a photo. I...

What bike is it on? Please post a photo.

I think my Mongoose Massif converted to cargo bike uses 20x4 1/4. Also used on some of the old Schwinn OCCs (large size) that are popular for motorizing....
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By CliffordK

Whew, all those curves will make mirroring the...

Whew, all those curves will make mirroring the original tube shape to add a second tube complex.

If you do this, don't just use pipe... find a source for some quality chromoly 4130 steel.

A lot...
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