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02-27-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,290
Posted By CliffordK

Oh.... Love it... Zombies complaining about...

Oh.... Love it... Zombies complaining about Trolls.... :troll: :deadhorse:
02-27-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 296
Posted By CliffordK

I hadn't thought much about burning vs not...

I hadn't thought much about burning vs not burning. I don't think I have much that isn't synthetic, except perhaps some cotton or hemp rope.

The reason I started using rope (paracord) as above is...
Forum: Introductions
02-27-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By CliffordK

Beware of the 5 post rule. These empty posts are...

Beware of the 5 post rule. These empty posts are also frowned upon.

I think the rule is "No Hyperlinks", and that was put into place to prevent SPAM.

Image handling was changed a couple of...
Forum: Introductions
02-27-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By CliffordK

If you attempt to upload photos to your post, it...

If you attempt to upload photos to your post, it will put the images into your album/gallery. Or, you can upload there directly.

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/447707

Some people can help...
02-27-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By CliffordK

[/color] It happens to everyone. Not...

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It happens to everyone. Not necessarily in that order, but tracking down a little squeak, and finding split nipple holes.

Obviously starting small jobs like repacking bearings and...
02-26-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 684
Posted By CliffordK

I think those two hump wiggle racks are designed...

I think those two hump wiggle racks are designed to lock up a half dozen bikes, but realistically, I've rarely seen more than 3 bikes tied to one. Not really the best high density bike parking.
02-26-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 684
Posted By CliffordK

For those who never use the drops. Makes the bar...

For those who never use the drops. Makes the bar tape last twice as long!!!
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 394
Posted By CliffordK

The end of the clip inspires a lot of...

The end of the clip inspires a lot of confidence!!!



:eek: :eek: :crash:
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By CliffordK

I'd expect to see a couple of teams on 2-spoke...

I'd expect to see a couple of teams on 2-spoke wheels.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71nuhWpse%2BL._AC_SL1500_.jpg
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By CliffordK

We may have 2021 Olympics. I'm giving it...

We may have 2021 Olympics.

I'm giving it about a 50/50 chance that we'll have Olympics this year. It may be entirely dependent on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, as well as how travel bans are...
02-26-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,644
Posted By CliffordK

If one looks at the SARS timeline: ...

If one looks at the SARS timeline:
November/December 2002, SARS discovered.
March 2003, starts spreading in several countries including China, Vietnam, Singapore.
April/May 2003, USA & Canada...
02-26-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By CliffordK

I was just about to mention that the fork looked...

I was just about to mention that the fork looked bent.

While it is technically correct that the fork can be bent back, I presume that is related to the downtube repair.

Can you tell the repair...
02-26-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,644
Posted By CliffordK

The rate of new infections in China outside of...

The rate of new infections in China outside of Wuhan/Hubei seems to be low at this point. But, that may in large part be to shutting down businesses and commerce too.

I am also expecting somewhat...
02-26-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,644
Posted By CliffordK

Strep Pneumonia has very little to do with the...

Strep Pneumonia has very little to do with the coronavirus. The vaccine is rarely given for those < 65, but not a bad idea for > 65.

Of course there is always the risk of secondary infections...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 394
Posted By CliffordK

It sounds like a tough spot being in an optional...

It sounds like a tough spot being in an optional left turn lane. And, a reason why lane splitting and filtering to the front isn't always the best. Nonetheless, make sure wherever you put the foot...
02-26-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By CliffordK

I agree... if the police take it seriously. ...

I agree... if the police take it seriously. There likely are < 100 El Caminos registered in St. Louis.

Likely an aficionado would be able to narrow it down, even if moderately customized. Late...
02-26-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By CliffordK

EWWW!!!! Ok, I have a hand polishing setup...

EWWW!!!!

Ok, I have a hand polishing setup that I have successfully polished new, but rough cones of various brands, as well as cones with minor pits, off-brands.

I did try cutting deep pits...
02-25-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By CliffordK

For ordinary day to day living, I find I will eat...

For ordinary day to day living, I find I will eat everything on the plate, and control the portion sizes I make to control my eating. Also I just don't buy a lot of sweets and finger food.

For...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 658
Posted By CliffordK

As far as materials, chromoly may be able to be...

As far as materials, chromoly may be able to be designed to half the thickness/weight of mild steel, and may well be similar to at least some aluminum components, 6061? 7xxx?

If you wish to be...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 658
Posted By CliffordK

Centurial's Album: ...

Centurial's Album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/512216
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/16840542
...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 658
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not sure 7 people is representative of the...

I'm not sure 7 people is representative of the goals of the world, although perhaps representative of where your concept was posted, and who read it.

If it is a local commuter, I'd still consider...
02-25-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By CliffordK

Right, I haven't seen them much in the TV shows I...

Right, I haven't seen them much in the TV shows I watch. Although, perhaps I've been avoiding the "family" shows that should be more bike friendly.

Of course, I do notice when a bike shows up in...
02-25-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By CliffordK

I think that is the point. One needs to be...

I think that is the point. One needs to be predictable, but there is no need to have a single line of travel, and one size fits all.

If I'm riding on a low traffic road, I'll ride wherever it is...
02-24-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,281
Posted By CliffordK

Man, I'm disappointed. I thought the world was...

Man, I'm disappointed. I thought the world was about One-Size-Fits-All!!!

I thought everyone wore size-9 shoes. And those that don't, one just takes a pair of d-yikes and starts lopping off toes....
02-24-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,000
Posted By CliffordK

:thumb: Pick out something that isn't easily...

:thumb:

Pick out something that isn't easily available elsewhere.

Still, a Recumbent will be using standard spokes, nipples, hubs, rims, tires, tubes, shifters, etc. Nonetheless, there would be...
02-24-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,784
Posted By CliffordK

True, or delete and ignore it. Although, it may...

True, or delete and ignore it. Although, it may also not be bad to provide feedback on what users find inappropriate.

After getting pounded with SPAM in the 1990's and early 2000's, to the point...
02-24-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By CliffordK

Make sure you get your annual flu shots. If you...

Make sure you get your annual flu shots.
If you haven't, get caught up with the DPT vaccine (every decade, but there was a lapse when it was only given as DT)
Pneumovax is only recommended for 65+,...
02-24-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,784
Posted By CliffordK

I have now. I find it interesting that...

I have now.

I find it interesting that "Remove Me" is BikeForum's official response.

In the past the company has been touchy about things like adblockers and script blockers.

I looked at the...
02-24-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,784
Posted By CliffordK

Stopping posting will stop the replies (or...

Stopping posting will stop the replies (or removing one's subscriptions). But, it probably won't rid oneself of BikeForums Spammy Bowel messages. :crash: (but, some of the methods above may help).
...
02-23-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,789
Posted By CliffordK

There are some companies that seem to be doing...

There are some companies that seem to be doing excellent carbon fiber repair. But, it isn't cheap. Nonetheless, even if say steel is "repairable", in many cases all but the simplest of repairs...
02-23-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By CliffordK

The bearing balls are toast. The rest needs...

The bearing balls are toast.
The rest needs cleaning to discern. I've had some luck hitting the cups with a handheld drill wire brush, at least for the first attempt at cleaning & evaluation.

For...
02-23-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By CliffordK

I encountered galvanic corrosion with...

I encountered galvanic corrosion with copper/galvanized pipes. All of the corrosion was isolated to the first two or 3 inches or so of the pipe.

Above, most of the corrosion appears mid crank,...
02-23-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By CliffordK

I'd go ahead and polish it (coarse sandpaper,...

I'd go ahead and polish it (coarse sandpaper, then finer, finishing with 600 to 1000 grit), then evaluate.

I'm not sure there is an answer to how much material loss is acceptable. Although, it...
02-23-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By CliffordK

When I was younger, the Dog, and cats were all...

When I was younger, the Dog, and cats were all kicked out at night.

Now, lots of people are saying that everything must be kept in at night.

I've been pet free for many years, but a kitten...
02-23-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By CliffordK

I was going to say, $800 exceeds the value of...

I was going to say, $800 exceeds the value of most of my frames.

I could imagine paying a bit to get a 90's/2000's Colnago frame repainted. But, probably not for the older generation monechrome...
02-23-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 265
Posted By CliffordK

If you have the original eyelets it may be...

If you have the original eyelets it may be possible to repair them. Or, perhaps replace with new eyelets/grommets. I'm not quite sure the size. Perhaps about 4mm, but definitely measure what you...
02-23-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 265
Posted By CliffordK

Or, perhaps one could just learn to live with it....

Or, perhaps one could just learn to live with it.

I put up with a Wobbling Wolber for a few years before I decided enough was enough. I may look at it again, but it will probably need to be...
02-23-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,000
Posted By CliffordK

Schwinn made a lot of their frame stuff in house...

Schwinn made a lot of their frame stuff in house too, although other components came in as "Schwinn Approved".

How many amps do I need for Schwinn Electroforging?
02-23-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 265
Posted By CliffordK

Look carefully at the sidewall wear around your...

Look carefully at the sidewall wear around your flat spot. It looks to me as if the underlying aluminum could be damaged.

Even if you are able to fix the eyelets and the flat spot, you will also...
02-23-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,784
Posted By CliffordK

Good point. I ignore those links because...

Good point.

I ignore those links because most of my "spam" is from companies I work with, and I've diligently worked to avoid sending my name out to random mailing lists. It is never clear what...
02-23-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, the attachments can be deleted. However,...

Ok, the attachments can be deleted.

However, you have to delete them from the attachments page, and they seem to automatically disappear from the message.

Go to your Control Panel (link,...
02-23-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By CliffordK

testing

testing
02-23-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,784
Posted By CliffordK

Well, Today's Bike Forums E-Mail is about how to...

Well, Today's Bike Forums E-Mail is about how to sit on the can and take a dump. Fitting?
02-22-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,000
Posted By CliffordK

Nipples? One might ask whether it is the...

Nipples?

One might ask whether it is the same to buy aircraft tubing vs bicycle tubing.

It should be easy enough to TIG weld lugs. Something like a fork crown might be more problematic,...
02-22-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,000
Posted By CliffordK

If I was going to do your project, I'd build a...

If I was going to do your project, I'd build a Penny Farthing. There are several nice repros on the web. So much has to be custom anyway, from spokes to hubs.
...
02-21-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 501
Posted By CliffordK

Any chance you can find a local machine shop with...

Any chance you can find a local machine shop with a power hacksaw.

They should be able to set the angle, then cut, and it should only take about 5 minutes.

Depending on the state of the local...
02-20-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,224
Posted By CliffordK

Does the school have licenses or tags? I...

Does the school have licenses or tags?

I still have the UofO tag on my bike from eons ago. Not sure one could still make out the identifiers on it.

Anyway, if properly tagged, then someone will...
02-20-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By CliffordK

If the stem doesn't have a minimum insertion...

If the stem doesn't have a minimum insertion mark, then insertion should be about 2".

Steertubes can also be bulged from over-tightening, and perhaps cracking through the anti-rotation slot.
02-20-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By CliffordK

It should be French. But, that would tend to...

It should be French. But, that would tend to mean a smaller stem, so it would be hard to mess it up.

Unless the fork has been replaced with a non-French fork. Or, perhaps the stem was an ISO...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By CliffordK

There are advantages of your vehicle getting lost...

There are advantages of your vehicle getting lost among other park user's vehicles.

However, my general rule is to choose a parking spot that doesn't interfere with other park use.

I.E. Don't...
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