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07-22-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,792
Posted By CliffordK

Heck, I'll occasionally use a right turn hand...

Heck,
I'll occasionally use a right turn hand signal while driving.

Today I came out of a driveway wanting to turn right.

Flagger stopping traffic to my left.

I signaled with lights and...
07-20-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,599
Posted By CliffordK

OUCH!!! I have to wonder if their previous...

OUCH!!!

I have to wonder if their previous fiasco caused irreparable harm to their business.
07-20-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By CliffordK

As a pedestrian, if I have a choice, at a curb...

As a pedestrian, if I have a choice, at a curb cut, I will walk behind #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) car, or between #1...
07-20-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By CliffordK

And, don't forget the ubiquitous $1 boot... ...

And, don't forget the ubiquitous $1 boot... Unless one thinks a $5, $10, $20, $50, or $100 boot would be better. :eek:
07-20-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: My guess is that they were socializing...

:foo:

My guess is that they were socializing (not paying as much attention as they could), and not as quick with their reactions as a 20/30/40 year old cyclist.

Nonetheless, it was the car...
07-20-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By CliffordK

Somehow I seem to frequently wrap differently...

Somehow I seem to frequently wrap differently around the brake levers... so I frequently get some discoloration from use on the drops, and stripes on the tops (fresh/old parts of the tape).
07-20-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By CliffordK

How involved was Merckx with Falcon? ...

How involved was Merckx with Falcon?

Obviously there were major changes between licensed and actual production, but that may have also been an important stepping stone.
07-20-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,792
Posted By CliffordK

I have wondered about the difference of using...

I have wondered about the difference of using right vs left for right turns. Using the arm on the "road side" may be more visible to vehicles, although pointing where one is wishing to turn is very...
07-20-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,020
Posted By CliffordK

Acetone in the water bottle? Actually, there...

Acetone in the water bottle?

Actually, there are apparently only about 3 natural keytone bodies, I think, of which Acetone is the most common industrial chemical.
...
07-20-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,792
Posted By CliffordK

I don't see a lot of cyclists using hand signals,...

I don't see a lot of cyclists using hand signals, but on the occasional group ride I've done, it is about 50/50, or perhaps 30/70 on using the right or left hand to do right turn signals.

Of...
07-20-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By CliffordK

I've used an older CT-5 that I picked up at a...

I've used an older CT-5 that I picked up at a garage sale on chains up to 11s. It works great.

There are some peened 11s chains that are TOUGH!!! But, so far my CT-5 is up for the task. Perhaps...
07-19-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By CliffordK

My guess is that you got the bike too hot leaving...

My guess is that you got the bike too hot leaving it in the sun. Black tires. I doubt it was washing.

Over-pressure in the tires?

:foo:

Perhaps washing caused quick contraction of the...
07-19-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By CliffordK

I suppose we're drifting... :( I'm not...

I suppose we're drifting... :(

I'm not seeing notes of criminal charges. And, I'm not certain whether criminal charges are necessary for an accident, but perhaps it will help people in general...
07-19-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By CliffordK

Working on something similar, but American Made. ...

Working on something similar, but American Made.

I'm not sure about the benefits of half windshields.
07-19-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,215
Posted By CliffordK

There are certain very early MTBs that may get a...

There are certain very early MTBs that may get a special following and sell for far more than one might expect.

But, I have to agree.. that $1100 seems a bit high.

I have seen a few flippers...
07-19-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I remember driving an aunt's 280SL...

Hmmm...

I remember driving an aunt's 280SL a few years ago... WOW!!! Excellent visibility in all directions (even with the top).

Forward visibility is OK on the new Toyota Prius cars, but...
07-19-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By CliffordK

It really depends on the tire and damage. ...

It really depends on the tire and damage.

This was a nail I picked up earlier.

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=609667

After removing the nail... without the photo, I...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,775
Posted By CliffordK

So, on the "Left Coast" side, it has actually...

So, on the "Left Coast" side, it has actually been a fairly temperate July so far.

I think we broke 90 a couple of times, but we've had a lot of mid 80's weather, and even a bit chilly in the...
07-19-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By CliffordK

https://www.wheels.ca/car-reviews/first-drive-2019...

https://www.wheels.ca/car-reviews/first-drive-2019-volkswagen-jetta/

https://images.wheels.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VW-Jetta-2019-with-1982.jpg

I presume the passenger compartment is about...
07-19-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By CliffordK

A few thoughts. I frequently experience a...

A few thoughts.

I frequently experience a loss of tension when cross chained. It is much less common if I keep the right most rear sprockets with the large front ring, and left most rear...
07-19-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By CliffordK

I find adhesive backed tape rarely comes off...

I find adhesive backed tape rarely comes off cleanly, but I'm usually not removing "new" tape either.

Non-adhesive tape is usually fine, so I wouldn't worry too much about your adhesive.
...
07-18-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By CliffordK

No, simply agreeing with noimagination that road...

No, simply agreeing with noimagination that road blindness affects everyone including cyclists as well as motorists.

I find myself often concentrating on rocks and road debris, and pedestrians...
07-18-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By CliffordK

It is not unheard of for cyclists to run smack...

It is not unheard of for cyclists to run smack into the back of a parked car. :eek: :bike2:

Sometimes good visibility... Sometimes not.
07-18-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... Busy with a few things, so I'm a bit...

Hmmm...

Busy with a few things, so I'm a bit short on miles for the month/year.

Also, broke down and started driving a bit (hauling) (but still ride the bike). I may not get many more miles in...
07-18-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,410
Posted By CliffordK

I thought ENVE specialized in wide tubular...

I thought ENVE specialized in wide tubular rims... I'm surprised they aren't doing heavier duty rims, although... perhaps your Tandem woes are part of the reason.

You can always resell whatever...
07-18-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By CliffordK

Here are some links to my old Colnago on...

Here are some links to my old Colnago on RoadBikeReview.

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/colnago/colnago-picture-post-thread-48322-72.html#post4638268

For some reason the photos aren't...
07-18-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,410
Posted By CliffordK

255mm rotors? ...

255mm rotors?

https://www.bicycledesigner.com/bike-parts/bicycle-brake/monster-disc-brake-rotor-255mm.html

Do the pads heat up?
07-18-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By CliffordK

Glad to hear they're getting the whole story. ...

Glad to hear they're getting the whole story.

It will be interesting to find out what happens, or if this is followed up upon.

What the heck was going on so the driver didn't even move over...
07-18-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,410
Posted By CliffordK

Glad you are still here to write about the...

Glad you are still here to write about the woes!!!

Keep on ENVE to get this resolved. Do they have 32 spoke wheels? Anything else suitable? Is this covered by warranty? Seems like a design...
07-18-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By CliffordK

I'm a little surprised about using a rubberized...

I'm a little surprised about using a rubberized paint, although I've heard that "bedliner" is tough.

You might go to your vendor to find priming recommendations.

If you wish to send out, or you...
07-18-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By CliffordK

The car should have been able to get past the...

The car should have been able to get past the cyclist with very little disruption to traffic flow. The driver just didn't appear to move over an inch.

It looks like the handlebars were just...
07-17-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By CliffordK

Hard to say. It is a bit surprising that two...

Hard to say. It is a bit surprising that two cyclists went down hard. Perhaps they were riding side-by-side.

Over the years, I've had a few vehicles pull out at me. Sometimes followed by a...
07-17-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,391
Posted By CliffordK

Ahhh... that makes more sense... It did...

Ahhh... that makes more sense...

It did look like a setup.

I heard of the movie, but I don't think I ever saw it. I don't know why. I may have to track it down.

Still, mailbox vandals...
07-17-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,391
Posted By CliffordK

If they make them big enough, then nobody will be...

If they make them big enough, then nobody will be able to heft them over the rails and into the river, or they will all be a few feet away from boat ramps.

Portland was doing their "pilot study" a...
07-17-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,391
Posted By CliffordK

That may be an old car, but it still happens. ...

That may be an old car, but it still happens. Not as much now as it used to.

The video quality above indicates that may not be as old as one might expect.

This was from 2009, about 10 years...
07-17-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,578
Posted By CliffordK

I don't get to see the "average" broken hanger. ...

I don't get to see the "average" broken hanger.

It is not uncommon to see photos posted on BikeForums where a broken derailleur hanger has also broken parts of the dropouts, especially with 100%...
07-17-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By CliffordK

That is possible too, and would account for the...

That is possible too, and would account for the bikes being scattered across all lanes of traffic on the one side of the road. And, being a bit more to the photo-left.

However, it also means...
07-17-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,578
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Hills... New Derailleur... Broken...

:foo:
Hills... New Derailleur... Broken derailleur + hanger + rear-end & damaged SEAT stay.
:foo:

I think we're focusing too much on the re-straightened hanger.

DOS, what is the condition...
07-17-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,578
Posted By CliffordK

The point is that it is supposed to be the "weak...

The point is that it is supposed to be the "weak link".

And, as you suggest, it should fail before taking out the whole rear end of the bike (although that leaves the derailleur hanging loose).
...
07-17-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By CliffordK

Let me posit that she likely was making a left...

Let me posit that she likely was making a left hand turn out of the parking lot.

A left turn means crossing the bike lane plus about 2 traffic lanes, plus merging into the left traffic lane on the...
07-17-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,429
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I periodically get the "Please Log...

Hmmm...

I periodically get the "Please Log in Again"... or something to that effect, when I'm obviously logged in. It usually has to do with my not quite finishing a reply, and either sleeping...
07-16-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,578
Posted By CliffordK

In this case, I think the "Squeaky Wheel" will...

In this case, I think the "Squeaky Wheel" will get the grease.

But, I think we're missing bits of the story.
"balky rear shifting"
bent rear derailleur hanger.
New replacement rear...
07-16-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,578
Posted By CliffordK

So? They don't have everything. And the further...

So? They don't have everything. And the further back you go, the more hit-miss it is. Same as OEMs. Their cut off line seems to generally be about 2010-2011.

For example my 2002 BMW blue...
Replies: 66
Views: 3,237
Posted By CliffordK

What a mess. Apparently the OP was aware of...

What a mess.

Apparently the OP was aware of the notes on the web page, but had also talked to employees of the company (with an electronic paper trail). In particular with respect to a payment...
07-16-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By CliffordK

I'm seeing the Park CT-5 for $13 to $20 on EBay. ...

I'm seeing the Park CT-5 for $13 to $20 on EBay. Other sources?

Anyway, it should be fine.

I've had some issues with the modern hardened/peened chains being tough to break, and wouldn't...
07-16-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,391
Posted By CliffordK

My guess is that a lot of this is a protest, and...

My guess is that a lot of this is a protest, and has to do with people being unhappy with either scooter parking, or people riding the scooters, or perhaps the fees charged by the scooter companies....
07-16-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,790
Posted By CliffordK

I'm a fan of SPD pedals. I've ridden several. ...

I'm a fan of SPD pedals. I've ridden several. The Shimano M9000/M9100 XTR pedals are good, but expensive.

XPEDO makes some of the lightest SPD compatible pedals. Get ones with full bearings,...
07-16-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By CliffordK

Oh... tough one. And, yes, the question is why...

Oh... tough one. And, yes, the question is why she wasn't able to stop before there were serious injuries. Or did the the bikes side-swipe the car?

It looks like there was probably a bike lane...
Replies: 66
Views: 3,237
Posted By CliffordK

It is a reasonable idea to buy a touring bike on...

It is a reasonable idea to buy a touring bike on the road, and bring it back home.

Actually, I did that in Italy when I bought my Colnago Super, used, rode it around some, then brought it back...
07-16-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,236
Posted By CliffordK

Do they make Serial Killer boxes?

Do they make Serial Killer boxes?
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