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02-19-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By CliffordK

Can I get tires that never get holes?

Can I get tires that never get holes?
02-18-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By CliffordK

Are you using or can you fit an 11T sprocket? ...

Are you using or can you fit an 11T sprocket?

Do your hubs have fully threaded axles, or some kind of end cap? Photos of the hubs would help.

If fully threaded, is there any possibility to...
02-18-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... I haven't looked specifically for bike...

Hmmm...
I haven't looked specifically for bike laces. But, in the past I've found rope to be much preferable to shoelaces.

You might try 275 or 325 paracord:...
02-18-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,187
Posted By CliffordK

It turns out my old Colnago is a size 60, which I...

It turns out my old Colnago is a size 60, which I bought just before my 16th birthday.

And, I was about 5'10", and never got any taller.

And, I still like the bicycle almost 40 years later.
...
02-18-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By CliffordK

Why? You can use Tannus flat free tires...

Why?

You can use Tannus flat free tires without the need for a valve hole.

My guess is those 20" FAT tire rims don't have the Swiss Cheese holes to make them marginally lighter, but otherwise...
02-18-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 410
Posted By CliffordK

If I end up with loose tools, or a mixed set, I'm...

If I end up with loose tools, or a mixed set, I'm peering at the tiny markings to verify sizes, or metric vs standard.

So, color coding 1/16" or 1.5mm only is effective if you know the color...
02-18-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 410
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I'd like color coded, Standard vs Metric,...

:foo:
I'd like color coded, Standard vs Metric, but sizes color coded don't seem to be an issue.

It isn't quite clear what "Hex-Plus" means. Gimmick? I suppose I could imagine an improved fit...
02-18-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,085
Posted By CliffordK

Did anybody ever get a proper "mention"? @...

Did anybody ever get a proper "mention"?

@ followed simply by the username. (or wrapped in the tags).

fietsbob

fietsbob

It appears to me that he has less frequent posts, but still a...
02-17-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 410
Posted By CliffordK

Better get both sets... so you can have "P...

Better get both sets... so you can have "P wrenches" and "T wrenches".

Never want to be with the wrong wrench!!!
02-16-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,231
Posted By CliffordK

The one comment is that there may be a benefit of...

The one comment is that there may be a benefit of filing down the damaged part of the frame so it is smooth. That will help prevent a place for cracks to nucleate.

The OP still has an issue with...
02-16-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By CliffordK

Sorry to hear this. Hopefully they have...

Sorry to hear this.

Hopefully they have serial numbers and documentation on all of the bikes.

Video Surveillance?

It has to be quite some lowlife to steal from a company that is doing...
02-15-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By CliffordK

All of the new photographs are going to your...

All of the new photographs are going to your "gallery/album" page.

You can follow the links to "Gallery" in the menu to find it. Then once you have it, just remember the link in a way that is...
02-14-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,826
Posted By CliffordK

Local delivery jobs often have a lifting...

Local delivery jobs often have a lifting requirement. I don't know about long-haul, but make sure you are up for the job requirements.

I could imagine driving 3 or 4 hours a day, but don't think...
02-14-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,231
Posted By CliffordK

A lot will depend on the materials prep, and...

A lot will depend on the materials prep, and overall quality of the joint. If done well, it is unlikely that the post will suddenly drop 1 foot. But, more likely the risk of twisting, or a drop of an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By CliffordK

I haven't taken the Bike Friday on any organized...

I haven't taken the Bike Friday on any organized century rides, but I've towed my trailer over 100 miles.. once... and 50 or so miles a couple of times.

Yeah, this was at the end of the ride,...
02-14-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,231
Posted By CliffordK

If we concentrate on the one joint that failed,...

If we concentrate on the one joint that failed, one can look at possible causes. A couple of posts down, the idea of a loose fitting post comes up (although I've wondered about it, and did notice...
02-14-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,231
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not quite sure what the shim will do for you....

I'm not quite sure what the shim will do for you. It does require a smaller post. If you go with the epoxy, it should fill the space around the post for the length.

Some people have used soda...
02-13-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By CliffordK

As mentioned above, freewheels tend to wobble...

As mentioned above, freewheels tend to wobble like that with no ill effects. Perhaps even improving shifting. So, if there aren't other symptoms (wheel out of true, stiff axle, issues with...
02-13-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,459
Posted By CliffordK

That all sounds pretty extreme. Get what...

That all sounds pretty extreme.

Get what you can afford, feel comfortable with, and FEEL COMFORTABLE WRECKING!

You'll quickly reach a point where shaving, say 1 pound (1/2 kilo) off the bike...
02-13-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,231
Posted By CliffordK

Looking at the photo, it looks like there was...

Looking at the photo, it looks like there was about 6" of post in the hole which should have been sufficient.

The clamp does look pinched in slightly, but I'm not sure if that is normal or not. ...
02-13-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,231
Posted By CliffordK

Not a bad idea of using a different material. ...

Not a bad idea of using a different material. Chromoly, Stainless, or Titanium. Then just epoxy it into place. It does still reduce the size of the seatpost slightly, but perhaps not as much as an...
02-13-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By CliffordK

Looking at the hub, the stepped design of the...

Looking at the hub, the stepped design of the center part of the hub is very characteristic of early Shimano freehubs/cassettes.

So, I'd bet a 99% chance it is actually a cassette.

It wouldn't...
02-13-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,459
Posted By CliffordK

So in that case, perhaps look at the big places...

So in that case, perhaps look at the big places to cut weight.

Wheels, tires, tubes?
02-13-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,459
Posted By CliffordK

A good bike doesn't have to be a new 2020 model. ...

A good bike doesn't have to be a new 2020 model.
Perhaps a 2019 model?

You can certainly break 20 lbs without spending an arm and a leg.

I have intended to try to cut down to the 15 pound...
02-13-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By CliffordK

Worksman has also made a name for themselves for...

Worksman has also made a name for themselves for rugged bikes, and have electric options.

https://www.worksmancycles.com/electric.html
02-13-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By CliffordK

There is also the Haul-a-Day...

There is also the Haul-a-Day (https://www.bikefriday.com/folding-bikes/product/bike-friday-haul-a-day-cargo-bike) which is a cargo bike, and has electric assist mode available.

It would be my...
02-13-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,231
Posted By CliffordK

Do you know what has caused all the scratching on...

Do you know what has caused all the scratching on the seatpost? Has the post been slipping down?

27.2 is a pretty standard seatpost. You can get smaller posts. But, say going down to 25mm would...
02-13-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By CliffordK

Post a location on your account. This may be...

Post a location on your account. This may be something where local support may help.

What about storage space at home?

Clever Cycles (https://www.clevercycles.com/bicycles/cargo-bikes/) from...
02-13-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,231
Posted By CliffordK

You might find this thread interesting: ...

You might find this thread interesting:

https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/1124480-modifying-frame.html

Anyway, the user had a most unique tandem with a forward sloping top tube, and a...
02-13-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,231
Posted By CliffordK

How was the "Minimum Insertion" developed? It is...

How was the "Minimum Insertion" developed? It is obvious why one has it... but, is there any science behind it.
...
02-12-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By CliffordK

That is a wonderful trail around Dorena Lake. ...

That is a wonderful trail around Dorena Lake.

Pretty flat, but if you want hills, the cutover from Culp Creek to Steamboat didn't seem like much, but it really kicked my fanny with my loaded...
02-12-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,231
Posted By CliffordK

Do you have a photo of the bike configured like...

Do you have a photo of the bike configured like you were riding it?

Measure the seat tube from the middle of the bottom bracket to... :foo: I like to measure to the top of the top tube. But,...
02-12-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,231
Posted By CliffordK

Personally I would try butt-welding it. I...

Personally I would try butt-welding it. I struggle with aluminum welding, but a good welding shop should be able to do it for you. I'd ask about local machine shops that do aluminum, and not...
02-12-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,231
Posted By CliffordK

Is this the bike, or similar? ...

Is this the bike, or similar?
https://www.radpowerbikes.com/products/radcity-electric-commuter-bike...
02-12-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,231
Posted By CliffordK

How did you manage to break the mast where you...

How did you manage to break the mast where you did?

Rider Weight?

How much post extends into the frame? Did you use the "minimum insertion" mark? Perhaps with a mast, one should have the...
02-12-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By CliffordK

One thing to consider. When cars are moving 50...

One thing to consider. When cars are moving 50 MPH, and bikes are moving 10 MPH, the bikes are ALWAYS stopped with respect to the cars.

Moving faster, slower, or actually taking your foot off...
02-12-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By CliffordK

As far as riding "outside" of Portland. The...

As far as riding "outside" of Portland.

The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (https://traveloregon.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/bicycling/willamette-valley-scenic-bikeway/) is a wonderful...
02-12-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By CliffordK

Here are 3 rides that encompass North/South/East....

Here are 3 rides that encompass North/South/East. Absolutely wicked hills. 50 miles is at least equivalent to a "century". You can download the GPS and follow the lions painted on the roads any...
02-12-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,378
Posted By CliffordK

My old bike... I think I need to work on the...

My old bike... I think I need to work on the alignment some.

That is one issue with steel in comparison to other materials.

If a carbon fiber frame was straight when it left the factory, it...
02-12-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By CliffordK

Find new representatives that will get the...

Find new representatives that will get the project done?

Doesn't Boise have some major issues with urban sprawl? Nampa? That could certainly impact bus systems.

It does sound like Boise has...
Forum: Want To Buy
02-12-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By CliffordK

You might try this company: ...

You might try this company:

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Stainless-Steel-Bicycle-Rim_50015625196.html

Of course China is upside-down right now so it could take some time, but they...
Forum: Want To Buy
02-11-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By CliffordK

These are listed as 28 x 1 1/2 ...

These are listed as 28 x 1 1/2

https://www.dutchbikebits.com/traditional-bicycle-wheel-rims

They appear to have chrome plated stainless, 36h. And, dirt cheap... relatively speaking, depending...
02-11-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,645
Posted By CliffordK

There are a number of "drop stop" rings. ...

There are a number of "drop stop" rings. Wolftooth makes some.

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/pages/asymmetric-tooth-profile

They tend to have slightly more aggressive teeth, as well as...
02-11-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By CliffordK

My thoughts on brake lights and turn signals are...

My thoughts on brake lights and turn signals are that they don't help a lot.

If you use flashers, then they would naturally confound sensitivity to other lights.

My goal is to BE SEEN, and I...
02-11-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,451
Posted By CliffordK

If the chainstays and seatstays are symmetrical,...

If the chainstays and seatstays are symmetrical, and in alignment, then they aren't bent.
...
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Views: 1,216
Posted By CliffordK

I was at the building supply store the other day,...

I was at the building supply store the other day, and they had 110V outlets, either:
Two 110V, Two USV
or
Four USV, No 110V

I think I've seen similar setups in hotels.

Anyway, if you have a...
02-10-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,451
Posted By CliffordK

Dalvis's Album: ...

Dalvis's Album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/512232
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/16740395
...
02-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 618
Posted By CliffordK

Looks a lot like my old Colnago... I'm not sure I...

Looks a lot like my old Colnago... I'm not sure I want to see it bare.

Then, there is this thread.
https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/1032392-dealing-rust-holes.html...
02-10-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By CliffordK

If you are planning on doing a one-off, then you...

If you are planning on doing a one-off, then you can probably find a hack that will work. However, if you are planning on manufacturing for resale, then I'd encourage you to purchase a half a dozen...
Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By CliffordK

Here on the "Left Coast" (well, the enlightened...

Here on the "Left Coast" (well, the enlightened part of the Left Coast), they have banned single use checkout bags.

https://www.koin.com/news/oregon/oregons-plastic-bag-ban-takes-effect-in-2020/
...
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