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Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By CliffordK

Those detail photos help. So, marketed for...

Those detail photos help.

So, marketed for someone about 150 to 175cm, or about 5' to 5'8". But, the bike design almost looks like it would work well for even a large kid's bike.

The "Mocha"...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, so you have: 20" wheels, non-folding...

Ok, so you have:


20" wheels, non-folding
Steel Frame
Steel seatpost (with those vintage pivot type clamps).
Steel rims
Pressed steel hubs
Bolt on hubs.
Single Speed.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By CliffordK

It looks like you are already pretty close to...

It looks like you are already pretty close to what you want.

Not necessarily a dropout, but looking up "Flat Mount Brake Specs" on the web turns up quite a bit.

Flat Mount MTB | Peter Verdone...
01-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By CliffordK

The build was over here. ...

The build was over here.

https://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/steyr-clubman-mongoose-massif-custom-hybrid-cargo-bike.87277/

Unfortunately all the photos are no longer there, but here...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 25,496
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... it looks like we made it onto Bike...

Hmmm... it looks like we made it onto Bike Friday's Facebook....
01-21-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 324
Posted By CliffordK

For PEDALS:Right - Right Left - Left . For...

For PEDALS:Right - Right
Left - Left
.
For Bottom Bracket:Right side - Left threads (English, ISO, Swiss, etc).
Right side - Right threads (French, Italian, etc)
Left side - Right threads
01-20-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 809
Posted By CliffordK

What direction do the wires in the cable housing...

What direction do the wires in the cable housing go?

"Shift" housing has longitudinal wires.
"Brake" housing has coiled wires.

You are not supposed to use the shift housing for brakes as one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 25,496
Posted By CliffordK

From reading this... it is hard to tell what is...

From reading this... it is hard to tell what is up. It doesn't sound like the company is insolvent. But, they are wishing to improve processing, and reduce liabilities. I.E. fix or eliminate any...
01-20-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By CliffordK

I usually Google for free... Sometimes even...

I usually Google for free... Sometimes even Googling for Goggles.

I don't use goggles on the bike, but ski goggles regularly show up at the local thrift stores, usually quite cheap. Sometimes...
01-20-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By CliffordK

Read the sticky FAQ threads at the top of the...

Read the sticky FAQ threads at the top of the forum.
01-19-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 653
Posted By CliffordK

Your friend with the bike flopping around. How...

Your friend with the bike flopping around. How does he feel about standing?

Perhaps that is simply the way he rides. One may, or may not keep the bike on centerline, and it may not matter a lot.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By CliffordK

For bolt on faceplates... there is no need to go...

For bolt on faceplates... there is no need to go to a fame shop.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Thomson-X4-Stem-Replacement-FacePlate-Cap-AKA-Bar-Clamp-31-8-Silver/273809234702?epid=1300048988
...
01-19-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 522
Posted By CliffordK

Measure the ERD by measuring your nipples. Then...

Measure the ERD by measuring your nipples. Then pulling 2 opposite spokes together, and measuring between the nipples. Add the nipple length.

Buy a digital calliper from Harbor Freight and measure...
01-19-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 522
Posted By CliffordK

One thing about nipples pulling out. There...

One thing about nipples pulling out.

There are a couple of spoke sizes. Typically 1.8mm or 2.0mm. Sometimes straight, single, or double butted.

A larger nipple may seem to screw onto a smaller...
01-19-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By CliffordK

I'd go to your control panel and check disk...

I'd go to your control panel and check disk usage, memory usage, swap usage, and CPU usage.

Let us know what you're seeing.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By CliffordK

There are stem kits available. See bottom of...

There are stem kits available.

See bottom of page:
https://www.framebuilding.com/NEWPARTSPAGES/lugs.htm

It is unclear if Llewellyn will sell bare lugs or not. They used to be carried by...
01-19-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 522
Posted By CliffordK

Don't do the single spoke thing. It is annoying...

Don't do the single spoke thing. It is annoying to lace/unlace single spokes. And, you'll put some good scratches in your rim.

Keep one wheel built as a pattern.

Read about lacing, and the...
01-19-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 930
Posted By CliffordK

My guess is there are older stores that had the...

My guess is there are older stores that had the parts stuffed in a back room, then ignored once they had become obsolete.

Or, perhaps some cyclists or teams that had bought spares that never got...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By CliffordK

I think you could also braze, say 4 of these...

I think you could also braze, say 4 of these seatpost binder bosses onto it, then cut and finish.

https://www.cycle-frames.com/var/images/product/366.440/P/201514.jpg
...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 395
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmpf A moderate heat might improve...

Hmmpf

A moderate heat might improve ductility without necessarily destroying the heat treatment. The 831 is supposed to be air hardening, but may ultimately be similar to the 631 after...
01-18-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By CliffordK

I should make a video sometime. But, if you...

I should make a video sometime.

But, if you have some moderate quality cones with a a couple of small pits... send them my way for a freshen-up. :)
01-18-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 924
Posted By CliffordK

I suppose I find zero added value flippers...

I suppose I find zero added value flippers annoying.

On the other hand, if it was a pile of parts, or a rusty hulk that took a full restoration, I wouldn't think twice about it.

Still, what...
01-18-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 395
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not convinced a "shadow" derailleur is hurt...

I'm not convinced a "shadow" derailleur is hurt by running a short chain. I've hit it once on a bike, and it simply failed to jump up. Of course, if one does catch the chain, one might rip the...
01-18-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By CliffordK

I had started doing it with new cones that...

I had started doing it with new cones that weren't perfect. But, moved to minor pits.

I can make minor to moderate pits disappear, and get a mirror polish.

A minor change in the profile...
01-18-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By CliffordK

What you have is a tiny pit. I've...

What you have is a tiny pit.

I've effectively repaired similar pits by mounting a scrap axle into a drill press with the cone + lock nut reversed.

Then successively sanded from say 220 grit...
01-18-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By CliffordK

Thomas1's Album: ...

Thomas1's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/448463
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/16484979
...
01-18-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 909
Posted By CliffordK

The old steel cages were awfully flexy. I...

The old steel cages were awfully flexy.

I bought a frame a while ago that the previous owner was happy to have put a "vintage" cage on it. I think it was actually a "repro", and disintegrated on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By CliffordK

Most bicycle tires have a generally round casing...

Most bicycle tires have a generally round casing profile. Thus when you're turning it presents a fairly uniform surface to the road.

Cars tires get a flat profile by using fixed length...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 650
Posted By CliffordK

If parked cars are sporadic... one car a block...

If parked cars are sporadic... one car a block or two (or perhaps a small group of cars)... then just tuck into the parking lane and ride, or let the cars behind you get past. Then when you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By CliffordK

The corollary, of course, is that you can't judge...

The corollary, of course, is that you can't judge a tire's width by the manufacture's markings.

The one in back does appear to have a deeper sidwall. And, they may also look different if you had...
01-17-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 113
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, so you're pretty tall. 195cm = 76.7" or...

Ok, so you're pretty tall.

195cm = 76.7" or about 6'5"
100kg = 220 lbs.

For classic frame dimensions, you're probably looking at somewhere around 60cm to 66cm.

You haven't listed a...
01-16-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 176,395
Posted By CliffordK

Glad you recovered your cat. How did she end up...

Glad you recovered your cat.
How did she end up at the Humane Society?

I went ahead and got Latte chipped when I took her in for spaying. It wasn't too expensive, then they hit me up for an...
01-16-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 11,736
Posted By CliffordK

Mine was only a half a Clubman... I don't think...

Mine was only a half a Clubman... I don't think that counts.

Pretty pictures!!! I do try to do a few unique photos, but not always successful mixing bike and background.
01-16-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By CliffordK

Anything is possible with the sawzall & angle...

Anything is possible with the sawzall & angle grinder!!!

This was my installing a 20x4.25 "FAT" tire onto my road bike.
...
Forum: Foo
01-16-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 5,665
Posted By CliffordK

That is precisely where they should be tested....

That is precisely where they should be tested. Get them out of the "comfort zone". Especially if there is a competent alert human backup.

If the cars are only tested driving circles around an...
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By CliffordK

With vintage bikes from the 60's, 70's, and early...

With vintage bikes from the 60's, 70's, and early 80's, they have a top tube parallel to the ground, and tubes all about the same size.

So one can get a rough estimate of frame size by looking at...
01-16-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By CliffordK

You'll be fine. The only thing I'd...

You'll be fine.

The only thing I'd particularly be worried about would be certain carbon fiber rim styles with a non-structural cowling.
01-15-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By CliffordK

As long as you have a strong plastic hook or...

As long as you have a strong plastic hook or rubber coated hook to prevent scratches you should be fine for most aluminum wheels.

What type of wheels are on your bike?

20 lbs weight of a bike...
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By CliffordK

That frame looks like a fairly cheap frame. ...

That frame looks like a fairly cheap frame. Probably "High Tensile Steel", and unlikely double butted.

Nonetheless, it could be solid for a light duty touring frame.

How tall are you? That...
01-15-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 176,395
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... No dogs here. But, if I ever...

Hmmm...

No dogs here.

But, if I ever lose my cat, the first place to look is right in the middle of MY chair.

Of course, I can just scoop her up and move her aside. But, cats and dogs...
01-15-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmpft Slightly slower than a rocket, and...

Hmmpft

Slightly slower than a rocket, and faster than a snail.

I do most of my riding on road bikes, so not necessarily representative. But, each person is different. You're in to your low to...
01-15-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By CliffordK

Have you looked at automobile bulbs? You can...

Have you looked at automobile bulbs?

You can buy LED based "clearance" light bulbs that might be suitable for a bicycle system. Hmmm, I'm seeing several that appear to be designed for high power....
01-14-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By CliffordK

I can imagine dealing with corporate VPNs. ...

I can imagine dealing with corporate VPNs.

However, this private VPN over a commercial service sounds like a method that international spammers may mask their IP addresses.

Are you a single...
01-14-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 535
Posted By CliffordK

Did we start with a grandson and morph over to a...

Did we start with a grandson and morph over to a granddaughter?

As mstateglfr mentioned, there are many good used deals, especially on the smaller kids bikes if you wish to tinker.

My nephew...
01-14-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 535
Posted By CliffordK

Does the kid more or less fit the Gary Fisher? ...

Does the kid more or less fit the Gary Fisher?

Perhaps invest in a weekend "Grandpa Tune-up" involving the kid.

Are the tires good... two new tires as part of the tune-up? Other components? ...
01-14-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 535
Posted By CliffordK

My first question would be how do the parents...

My first question would be how do the parents ride?
Any at all?

If the parents are avid cyclists, match the kid to the parents, and perhaps discuss the project with them.

If the parents...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-13-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By CliffordK

I bought the Massif to part out (as seen in my...

I bought the Massif to part out (as seen in my Avatar).
01-13-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By CliffordK

I think the reality is that most of us don't have...

I think the reality is that most of us don't have an accurate way to test "claims" of a gazillion lumens, or lux or amp hours, etc.

We can tell whether A is qualitatively different than B...

We...
Forum: Foo
01-13-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By CliffordK

No wonder the Mandalorean was so protective of...

No wonder the Mandalorean was so protective of Baby Yoda.

Your mother wants to suck the juice out of his head.
01-12-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By CliffordK

Put me down for the HTS-1. I'm thinking...

Put me down for the HTS-1.

I'm thinking about the other two, but I really don't see myself trying to straighten a crank.

Do you have any idea of the shipping to Oregon (97478)?
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