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Forum: Foo
09-22-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 288
Posted By CliffordK

Not speeding... unless you're on a bicycle and...

Not speeding... unless you're on a bicycle and running flat out to keep up with the lights.

But, in cars, say there is a set of a half dozen lights in a row, all timed.

There are two ways to...
Forum: Foo
09-21-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 288
Posted By CliffordK

All this talk about accelerating and braking... ...

All this talk about accelerating and braking... Is light timing good or bad?
09-21-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By CliffordK

This is probably a good reminder to head off and...

This is probably a good reminder to head off and get the flu vaccine.

Oh, and catch up on the Shingles vaccine, if there is any available stock.
09-21-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By CliffordK

Just don't cough on your computer. I don't...

Just don't cough on your computer.

I don't want it to spread this way. :eek:
09-21-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By CliffordK

Also have a look at some of the recumbents,...

Also have a look at some of the recumbents, either 2-wheel or 3-wheel.
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By CliffordK

gsulit@shaw.ca's albums: ...

gsulit@shaw.ca's albums:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/416179
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/11342136

I see a bunch of Bianchi photos, but no Olmo photos. :crash:

$250 is probably...
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By CliffordK

Jaslee, upload some photos to your Album. ...

Jaslee, upload some photos to your Album.
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/506234

There is some variation in the details, and condition is everything.

Men's or Women's bike?

You're...
09-21-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By CliffordK

Hopefully this spurs a serious consumer safety...

Hopefully this spurs a serious consumer safety review.

Crashing is just part of learning to ride a bike. And, while everything can't be protected, there are some things that reasonably can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,949
Posted By CliffordK

Never again to WalMart for glasses. When it is...

Never again to WalMart for glasses. When it is time for new glasses I'll shop around a bit, but every year or two I wear out the temples.

So, when I went back to Walmart to get a broken temple...
09-20-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,596
Posted By CliffordK

I use Strava mostly to track mileage and ride...

I use Strava mostly to track mileage and ride metrics.
RideWithGPS has better real-time monitoring during the rides. For the data (other than the map), it has a 2-page display with selectable...
09-20-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 491
Posted By CliffordK

Do you get the hoist too? Doe that pivot at...

Do you get the hoist too?

Doe that pivot at the bars and hoist the seat? Or hoist both?
09-20-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 491
Posted By CliffordK

27" should be fine, but if you want 700c, then if...

27" should be fine, but if you want 700c, then if the bike has been repainted, it wouldn't be a big deal to get the cantis moved.

And, with 700c, you should get lots of tire clearance depending...
09-20-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By CliffordK

I regularly polish my cones. I have a...

I regularly polish my cones.

I have a small drill press that I screw the cones onto a scrap axle, then polish with successive grades of sandpaper on high speed from 220 grit up to 600 grit. I...
09-20-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By CliffordK

I think there was another recent report of a...

I think there was another recent report of a cyclist being impaled. Perhaps on handlebars.

I'd love to see the actual "death bike". Gruesome, yes, but I have to wonder if there was a critical...
09-20-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By CliffordK

Keep an eye open on the common markets. ...

Keep an eye open on the common markets.

Craigslist.
Offerup
Facebook
E-Bay.
Kijiji
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/

Prices likely vary depending on the exact condition,...
09-20-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By CliffordK

Are the wear tracks near the center of the...

Are the wear tracks near the center of the cones/cups?

Cones stamped "CAMP"?
09-20-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 238
Posted By CliffordK

I've stopped using Velox tape a while ago. Not...

I've stopped using Velox tape a while ago. Not quite sure what the best alternative is. There are a couple of brands selling a reinforced plastic tape.

I've also tried veloplugs. I think they...
Forum: Foo
09-20-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 288
Posted By CliffordK

I wonder how much just telling a person that "Big...

I wonder how much just telling a person that "Big Brother is Watching" will affect their driving behavior.

I hope they actually correlate behaviors with accidents, rather than having someone...
09-20-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,875
Posted By CliffordK

Very sad. And, if the guy was 83 years old, he...

Very sad. And, if the guy was 83 years old, he likely was driving around the Amish for over a half century. Hopefully his license was permanently and forever revoked.

I wonder if one could argue...
09-20-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,875
Posted By CliffordK

I have ridden on fresh chipseal. Not the most...

I have ridden on fresh chipseal. Not the most fun day, but it was OK.

Around here, for the most part the chipseal is swept a few days after application.

We have a few places where the county...
Forum: Foo
09-20-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 288
Posted By CliffordK

Insurance Company Telematics/ODBII sensors

I had an acquaintance asking about an insurance company Telematics device today.

Ok, so as a cyclist hiding under a rock, I hadn't heard about them until today.

Most interesting devices,...
09-20-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 151,886
Posted By CliffordK

I know other animals are quite vocal, both with...

I know other animals are quite vocal, both with humans, and between each other. Horses, for example, greet each other when they get separated form the herd, and return to the herd. Cows will bellow...
09-19-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 151,886
Posted By CliffordK

10 years? The way I found Latte was she...

10 years?

The way I found Latte was she started yowling outside of my back window on the back porch.

Then when I'd call "Kitty Kitty", she'd yowl back.

But, was so shy, she wouldn't let...
09-19-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 151,886
Posted By CliffordK

As pointed out by Jeff Wills and TriBiker19,...

As pointed out by Jeff Wills and TriBiker19, she's a "tortoiseshell cat", similar to Calicos. And, a rambunctious little female.

Now named Latte for her little milk spot on her left cheek.

I...
09-18-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,526
Posted By CliffordK

https://images.cdn.circlesix.co/image/2/1200/700/5...

https://images.cdn.circlesix.co/image/2/1200/700/5/uploads/posts/2018/06/0629bbf494f5441c5729372857307ddf.png
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09-18-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,526
Posted By CliffordK

Cars don't have designated crossing places. They...

Cars don't have designated crossing places. They can cross a road dang near anywhere there isn't a curb to hop or guard rail to cross.
09-18-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,875
Posted By CliffordK

Even without a mirror, I would have been aware of...

Even without a mirror, I would have been aware of the car coming from behind. I may or may not have glanced back in time to see it swerve towards me.

99.999% of the cars safely pass, and it is...
09-18-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,875
Posted By CliffordK

Most miles driven are with cars that are < 20...

Most miles driven are with cars that are < 20 years old.

Yeah, there are a few 30 or 40 year old cars on the road. Even a few 100 year old cars, but they don't get a lot of miles.

If 100% of...
09-18-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,986
Posted By CliffordK

robnol, You might also check out this...

robnol,

You might also check out this thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1024575-macgyverisms-jerry-rigging-what-have-you-done-get-your-bike-back-home.html
...
09-18-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By CliffordK

Is the hop at a spoke hole or exactly opposite...

Is the hop at a spoke hole or exactly opposite the valve hole (between spokes)? Are you sure it is at the weld?

I've seen a few videos of rim prodution, but usually leaving out a couple of...
09-18-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By CliffordK

11-speed MTB cassettes work fine on 8/9/10 speed...

11-speed MTB cassettes work fine on 8/9/10 speed road wheels. 34T is getting pretty close to where Shimano made them compatible.

I'm not quite sure when the cutoff was, but probably 2009 will be...
09-18-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,526
Posted By CliffordK

Yeah, I know. 2-way street-side bike lane...

Yeah, I know.

2-way street-side bike lane without sidewalk (perhaps before it was marked as such).

I slowed down to let a Tandem go by in the opposite direction. Then once passed, swung...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By CliffordK

I'd encourage el forestero to try a drop-bar...

I'd encourage el forestero to try a drop-bar road bike.

However, for one that has been riding hybrids for long distances, there is also a class of flat-bar road bikes that are growing in...
09-18-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By CliffordK

I think Lazy people feed the Geese on the bike...

I think Lazy people feed the Geese on the bike paths around the University Campus. I take it slow around them.

There have been places with aggressive turkeys, but I to leave them alone.
09-18-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,723
Posted By CliffordK

One additional thing is that I tend to judge risk...

One additional thing is that I tend to judge risk of passing cars based on the type of vehicle and location.

So, I tend to naturally give marked delivery vehicles a wide berth because they may do...
09-18-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,526
Posted By CliffordK

Perhaps not, but I did have a pedestrian swing...

Perhaps not, but I did have a pedestrian swing her walker right in front of my line of travel. And, admittedly I was passing a little close.

Fortunately I slammed on the brakes, made light...
09-18-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,723
Posted By CliffordK

Over the last 5 years or so following this forum,...

Over the last 5 years or so following this forum, I've seen 1 or 2 dooring deaths or serious injuries posted due to secondary hit from behind accidents.
Oops, this popped up in RoadBikeReview...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,949
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I seem to have all the expensive...

Hmmm...
I seem to have all the expensive options here. Glass
Safety Glass
Photo Grey
Astigmatism
Progressive BifocalsAnyway, they end up being mighty expensive lenses, so I tend to use...
09-17-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,986
Posted By CliffordK

I'm quite independent, and until recently was...

I'm quite independent, and until recently was mostly car-free. Still do quite a bit of bike commuting. So, there have been moments of improvised repairs.

A couple of years ago, I blew the bead...
09-17-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,723
Posted By CliffordK

At what actual vehicle speeds does road riding...

At what actual vehicle speeds does road riding become less dangerous for a bicyclist than riding in a door zone on busy roads or streets? How did you or any other BF or VC brand "bicycling safety...
09-17-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,045
Posted By CliffordK

The issue is specifically carbon fiber +...

The issue is specifically carbon fiber + aluminum.

I'm not quite sure what other conditions are necessary, as the two are frequently bonded together, sometimes with problems, often not.

If...
09-17-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,045
Posted By CliffordK

Galvanic Corrosion will either bond everything...

Galvanic Corrosion will either bond everything together... or cause it to shatter.
09-17-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm, pretty impressive specs on the rims/wheels....

Hmmm, pretty impressive specs on the rims/wheels. But EXPENSIVE.

It does say welded joints, ceramic brake tracks.

Was this a new Kickstarter startup company from about 3 years ago? Do they...
09-17-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,723
Posted By CliffordK

I've been thinking a bit about cars & bike safety...

I've been thinking a bit about cars & bike safety in general.

We have rules that many of us have learned since childhood, like "look both ways before crossing the street".

We need similar...
09-17-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,045
Posted By CliffordK

One thinks of modern carbon fiber bike frames...

One thinks of modern carbon fiber bike frames being monocoque, but in reality, they are made of many lap/chamfer joints that are epoxied together at the factory. And, they are strong enough to hold...
09-17-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,045
Posted By CliffordK

Keep in mind, 20 years ago, nearly all bikes had...

Keep in mind, 20 years ago, nearly all bikes had a simple friction lap joint in the steering.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/images/stem-bottom.jpg

Granted, most of the steer tubes were steel,...
09-17-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By CliffordK

I think there was a note earlier that they are...

I think there was a note earlier that they are single-use bottles. No sharing of water bottles among teammates. Not even washing them.

It would be fun if they sat down and had signature parties,...
09-16-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,723
Posted By CliffordK

There isn't a real answer. The problem is...

There isn't a real answer. The problem is widespread. It would be less common with a steady stream of bikes in the bike lane, but as it is, one doesn't notice the occasional passing bike.

That...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By CliffordK

800 to 1500 km? That is mighty high. Are you...

800 to 1500 km? That is mighty high. Are you sure you shouldn't be looking at rockets?

My guess is that you'd enjoy either a bike similar to a Specialized Tarmac (road), or a Specialized Roubaix...
09-16-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By CliffordK

How much bike mechanic work are you doing? I...

How much bike mechanic work are you doing?

I frequently order cables 10 or 25 packs, stainless from E-Bay China, $1 to $2 each. They can take a few weeks to arrive.

If you just need this cable...
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