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06-26-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By CliffordK

I personally would prefer not to use valve...

I personally would prefer not to use valve extenders unless you absolutely need them.

If your Presta valve just barely fits, then if you can get the nut on, it may stabilize the valve enough to...
06-26-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, that thread has gone to the dogs. :innocent:...

Oh, that thread has gone to the dogs. :innocent:

What difference does it really make? There was also a thread that popped up about drive-up windows. An issue that was around a decade ago, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,143
Posted By CliffordK

If "safety" is an issue, point out that cycling...

If "safety" is an issue, point out that cycling is "healthy".
And, outside, you're less likely to be coughed on.
06-26-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By CliffordK

If money is tight, and you are relatively...

If money is tight, and you are relatively mechanical, then there are quite a few good used bikes available.

Likewise, the "free tuneups" only count if:

1) You need the service.
2) You're...
06-26-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 513
Posted By CliffordK

I could imagine some flat routes around Fort...

I could imagine some flat routes around Fort Collins. Lots of irrigation canals. Flood irrigation. Farms & road grids laid out into 1 mile square blocks.

:foo:

Utah also has great mountains,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,143
Posted By CliffordK

I rarely buy prescription drugs. I went to pick...

I rarely buy prescription drugs. I went to pick up a prescription at a small-town pharmacy (department store) for an acquaintance. I don't think they had a drive-up, but had an outside walk-up...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,143
Posted By CliffordK

They have cameras everywhere. Many of the...

They have cameras everywhere.

Many of the microphones don't have a call button, so they may well let you sit there for a half hour while cars back up behind.

Then when you finely get tired...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,143
Posted By CliffordK

Old thread or not, it is an issue that continues...

Old thread or not, it is an issue that continues to plague cyclists.

Safety?

Just like hot coffee is a safety issue?

Oh, and how quick are businesses to deny liability when a bike gets...
06-26-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 513
Posted By CliffordK

I thought I'd try some scribbling on Strava. ...

I thought I'd try some scribbling on Strava.

https://www.strava.com/routes/19848785

79.21 miles, 584 feet, for an average of 7.37 feet per mile.

of course, the big issue would be the wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,143
Posted By CliffordK

This all varies from place to place, and business...

This all varies from place to place, and business to business.

Many of the coffee kiosks are drive-up only. And, will serve anybody that comes up to the drive-up window. If they wish for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By CliffordK

So, what does a double century count as?

So, what does a double century count as?
06-26-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I can't say when I first got on a bike. ...

Hmmm... I can't say when I first got on a bike. 20" Banana Seat Stingray?

At about age 8, I would have inherited the little green 5-speed 24" road bike. Gitane?

I bought my old Colnago...
06-26-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 513
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I'm at the southern end of the...

Hmmm...

I'm at the southern end of the Willamette Valley, and there are a lot of flatish rides north of here. However, I tend to get a few hills or rollers getting out onto the valley.

Here is...
06-25-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By CliffordK

I've wondered about stolen bicycle lights with...

I've wondered about stolen bicycle lights with proprietary chargers.

Do the thieves simply use the lights until the battery dies, then discard and steal a new light?

It may be the same with an...
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,131
Posted By CliffordK

For a long time, telemarketing was restricted...

For a long time, telemarketing was restricted from using cell phones, but that has broken down.

Hmmm... apparently it is still illegal to robocall cell phones.,

Anyway, I find it a...
06-25-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 641
Posted By CliffordK

Panaracer Flataway liners are not heavy nor...

Panaracer Flataway liners are not heavy nor stiff.

I've seen good reviews on them. I have sent a pair up to my nephew to try out. But, I don't know how much riding he does. I had him on road...
06-25-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By CliffordK

One thing is, with all the proprietary parts on...

One thing is, with all the proprietary parts on an E-Bike, it would take some work to adapt a battery from one brand to another. It depends on how creative the thieves are.

Plus, it may be hard...
06-25-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By CliffordK

TT is an abbreviation for "Time Trial". ...

TT is an abbreviation for "Time Trial".

They frequently are a little shorter, and have a lot of teardrop tube shapes.

Your frame probably dates back to the late 90's, or early 2000's.
06-25-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By CliffordK

AEGIS also used a similar construction, although...

AEGIS also used a similar construction, although I'm not seeing an exact match.

Many of the vintage bikes used steel or aluminum forks. Perhaps that is an aftermarket fork. It definitely appears...
Forum: Introductions
06-25-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By CliffordK

Actually, this is the sunny season (well, except...

Actually, this is the sunny season (well, except for tomorrow that it is supposed to rain).

But, we do generally have nice summers.



Hopefully you get your next 5 posts tomorrow.

You can...
06-25-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,849
Posted By CliffordK

If the shop has 100 bikes on sale, I wouldn't...

If the shop has 100 bikes on sale, I wouldn't expect the employees to know every sprocket on every bike.

However, in general, I'd like to see detailed spec sheets on the bikes, so a person isn't...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By CliffordK

Trevtassie added temporary coasters to his bike...

Trevtassie added temporary coasters to his bike box (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1175171-i-m-clever-bugger.html) for moving it around airports, etc.

However, I wonder what it would take to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 02:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,153
Posted By CliffordK

I have to wonder if we'll see some antitrust...

I have to wonder if we'll see some antitrust legislation that will prohibit manufactures from cutting exclusive deals with single partners.

Then we might see Giants, Treks, Specialized bikes,...
06-24-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By CliffordK

Cotter crank, or Cotterless Crank? If the...

Cotter crank, or Cotterless Crank?

If the crankset has cotters, then it should be steel. It will be hard to break that, although perhaps you'll be able to successfully bend it.

Upload some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By CliffordK

I try to wait for a few extra consumables that I...

I try to wait for a few extra consumables that I might need... and my orders often get big. :P

A few spare tubes.
Spare tires?
Spare Cassettes?
Spare Chains?
Spare Quick Links?
Spare Brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,412
Posted By CliffordK

We all make mistakes now and again. 611312 ...

We all make mistakes now and again.

611312

Yesterday morning, I was out early... cruising along. Stopped for a second and noticed a new slit in my rear tire. It looked like something light...
06-24-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,667,100
Posted By CliffordK

Reduction of liability. If the buyer comes...

Reduction of liability.

If the buyer comes back and complains about the tire nubs being worn off, then one simply explains the grammatical use of a double negative.
06-24-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By CliffordK

I saw this yesterday. A lot of it reminds...

I saw this yesterday.

A lot of it reminds me of the Kalamazoo bicycle crash (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalamazoo_bicycle_crash).

One thing that the government likely should look at is the...
06-24-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,295
Posted By CliffordK

No choice for RUST?

No choice for RUST?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By CliffordK

In this case, miles could be a unit of wear on a...

In this case, miles could be a unit of wear on a bike, or a unit of enjoyment of the "sport".

Or, of course, leaving the car at home and doing eco-friendly, healthy commuting.

So, yes, one...
06-24-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, another point. On the used market, one can...

Oh, another point. On the used market, one can often find full cranksets with rings and bolts for about the same price as new replacement rings.

So, search for what you actually want.
06-24-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By CliffordK

For the Dura Ace and Ultegra of that era, you can...

For the Dura Ace and Ultegra of that era, you can look at "Triplizers".

Shimano actually sold their form of triplizer on the 7703, 6603, 6703, cranksets, etc. Essentially they ground off the...
06-24-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By CliffordK

Some might advocate for slightly stronger brakes...

Some might advocate for slightly stronger brakes on front than on the rear.

So, I would try the 160/140 brakes, and see how you like them.
06-24-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By CliffordK

You'll have to try it out to see if it will work....

You'll have to try it out to see if it will work.

I purchased a couple of Wippermann chains from https://www.bike-discount.de/en

I think they charge shipping, so it pays to stock up.
...
06-23-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, Google Maps will also do route planning, and...

Oh, Google Maps will also do route planning, and you can choose "bicycle" as the transportation mode. It can sometimes be good for a quick and dirty route planning.
06-23-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By CliffordK

RideWithGPS charges for the route features, at...

RideWithGPS charges for the route features, at least when uploading to your phone.

It is free with Strava. It is a little funky to deal with, but the Strava function works well, as long as you...
06-23-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,767
Posted By CliffordK

Iron Men meaning running/swimming/cycling, or...

Iron Men meaning running/swimming/cycling, or pumping iron?

Perhaps give up on the real-steel... and buy carbon fiber?

At this point (not to 60 yet), virtually all of my cycling is...
06-22-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By CliffordK

Bike Friday used to regularly lace 36h hubs onto...

Bike Friday used to regularly lace 36h hubs onto 24h rims.

I'll have to look at again, but I think they put the extra hole between the spokes making the first cross, thus moving that cross out...
06-22-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By CliffordK

I agree with Rollfast. In theory a newbie may...

I agree with Rollfast. In theory a newbie may choose to add additional information about an existing thread. Let's keep some of the redundant info together.

And, one should point out that...
06-22-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By CliffordK

For the tens of thousands of miles that bike is...

For the tens of thousands of miles that bike is likely to be ridden, you could likely also leave off the chain lube, thus also reducing the grime.

Shoelaces as Moe Zhoost pointed out would be a...
06-21-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By CliffordK

A straight line? That often indicates that...

A straight line?

That often indicates that Strava/Phone has crashed or was turned off, and recovered from the crash. So it connects the known points with a straight line.

So, for example, a...
06-20-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By CliffordK

Some of those stretchy rubber things work as...

Some of those stretchy rubber things work as excellent slingshots. :thumb:

The one that I have used and will recommend as actually holding phones reasonably well is the Nite Ize Handleband.

It...
06-19-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By CliffordK

Food?

Food?
06-18-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By CliffordK

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1740x870/80-tires_33f5526d277a370745616ce4a1ded5c7aa22301e.jpg

I do a lot with kid's trailers. The only issue is that the foot area tends to...
06-18-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,497
Posted By CliffordK

Sometimes I'll stop on a trail without paying...

Sometimes I'll stop on a trail without paying attention to someone coming. But, I'm quick to make space if needed.

Use "Please and Thank You", and hopefully they'll treat you the same. Any...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,235
Posted By CliffordK

Any of my water bottles that are 30 years old...

Any of my water bottles that are 30 years old taste bad...
Well, they would if I knew where they were. But, they were bad bottles when new.

New ones vary a bit. The larger bottles are the...
06-17-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, another thing. Sealant can make a mess out...

Oh, another thing. Sealant can make a mess out of just about anything.

Not saying it is bad, but just one has to be prepared. Remove and clean the core and stem?
06-17-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By CliffordK

I have to agree, I can't imagine Schrader valves...

I have to agree, I can't imagine Schrader valves being any worse than Presta. Plus, they have the spring to help keep the valve closed, when the Presta uses internal air pressure alone to keep it...
06-17-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By CliffordK

Usually every time I drive. Sometimes a couple...

Usually every time I drive. Sometimes a couple of times between uses too.

Of course, I just got my Blazer back on the road for the first time in 4 1/2 years.

Tires, Tubes, whatever, will...
06-17-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,536
Posted By CliffordK

I disagree. In some places in the urban...

I disagree.

In some places in the urban setting, there are just too many lights.

Low street lights.
Auto Lights.
etc.

The strobes help differentiate the bike from the background.
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