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10-20-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By CliffordK

I have wondered if patents are actually creating...

I have wondered if patents are actually creating a 20 or 30 year delay between introduction of a cycling product and distribution of the product.

https://www.troc-velo.com/images/img0n2445349.jpg...
10-20-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,088
Posted By CliffordK

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/724x1180/80-twotired_6a21507ab249d5085c3f9d2fdd760430ebdaa17d.jpg
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10-20-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 76
Posted By CliffordK

The GPS numbers often varies slightly from a...

The GPS numbers often varies slightly from a wheel computer, or even from one GPS system to another, even on the same device.

Get a long tape measure and lay it out on a flat spot of your driveway...
10-20-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By CliffordK

Old Hub? Click on the red dot...

Old Hub?

Click on the red dot https://www.bikeforums.net/images/buttons/report.gif to get the title changed, or to get the topic moved (C&V?)
10-20-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By CliffordK

Pretty Sweet Looking. Perhaps better suited...

Pretty Sweet Looking.

Perhaps better suited for the C&V subforum.
...
10-20-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I have to wonder if there was at least...

:foo:

I have to wonder if there was at least one thing that I said when I was in High School or College that would have been better left unsaid. Perhaps a joke that could be taken out of context....
10-20-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 757
Posted By CliffordK

I've never found those driving simulator games to...

I've never found those driving simulator games to be particularly realistic feeling, although it could be a programming thing. I think some flight training simulators are good, although, again, they...
10-20-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By CliffordK

My Tricross that was stolen had the Gel stuff in...

My Tricross that was stolen had the Gel stuff in it. It felt nice, but did squish out a bit.

I like the electrical tape idea, but I wonder if the tape would move some, especially on HOT days...
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By CliffordK

How much time are you planning to do for the...

How much time are you planning to do for the trip?

It looks like it is about 500 miles. So, if you're doing it in a week, the direction might not make a difference. If you're doing it in a...
10-19-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,085
Posted By CliffordK

What do you expect will happen when one messes...

What do you expect will happen when one messes with the brakes and dropouts on a bike? Zombies!!! :twitchy:

There are so many internal gear hubs available that I'd just get what one wishes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 722
Posted By CliffordK

Like I've said, I've done the route planning on...

Like I've said, I've done the route planning on my phone. A tablet or larger phone might be better.

I frequently stop a couple of days in Portland without good internet access. But, have side...
10-19-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 921
Posted By CliffordK

Are there any spacers or washers on the left end...

Are there any spacers or washers on the left end of the axle? You can move all the spacers and washers to the right end of the axle. Re-center the axle, and re-dish the wheel.
10-19-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By CliffordK

I've come to dislike freewheels with the notches...

I've come to dislike freewheels with the notches for removal tools. I probably still have a couple around somewhere.

Make sure you clamp the tool down in the quick release tightly before trying...
10-19-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,311
Posted By CliffordK

One thing to keep in mind is that each road is...

One thing to keep in mind is that each road is different, with different needs.

I was on a road yesterday (no sharrows), but it is interrupted by a 1 block segment with a bike path and no through...
10-19-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 757
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, unless one has very possessive numbers. ...

Oh, unless one has very possessive numbers. :crash:

So, in Star Trek, one has Number One...

And... 1's job is to go on all the dangerous missions while the captain stays on the ship.
10-19-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 757
Posted By CliffordK

Well, I have heard the complaint that retesting...

Well, I have heard the complaint that retesting the septuagenarians and octogenarians is "age discrimination".

The elderly drivers do change, sometimes for the better, being more careful...
10-19-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 757
Posted By CliffordK

Are we getting away from the original intent of...

Are we getting away from the original intent of the rant?



The issue is that:

A group IS singular.
but
The individuals within the group ARE plural.
10-19-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17,901
Views: 2,807,692
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Not my ad, of course. However, the...

:foo:

Not my ad, of course. However, the problem with stolen internet photos is that it can take a while to track them down, especially if reposted a number of times.

As far as I can tell,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,983
Posted By CliffordK

I don't agree that their pricing is too low. ...

I don't agree that their pricing is too low. Perhaps on a couple of models such as their OSATA.

But, start with the base price, add a few options, and it is easy to get to > $2000. And, I...
10-19-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By CliffordK

Some of the Chinese CREE headlights are very...

Some of the Chinese CREE headlights are very bright, including a straight flash mode.

However, please don't run them on high flash mode high at night, unless there is some kind of emergency. and...
10-19-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17,901
Views: 2,807,692
Posted By CliffordK

https://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/d/sutherlin-surl...

https://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/d/sutherlin-surly-cross-check-58cm/7002873356.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_34b91tAtRXH_1200x900.jpg
10-19-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By CliffordK

There are a number of different headsets. ...

There are a number of different headsets.

You could try the wavy nuts on some of the older Shimano headsets (EX/AX)

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/00kAAOSwZTJbBAKk/s-l1600.jpg

A number of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 722
Posted By CliffordK

I use both RWGPS and Strava. Both the FREE...

I use both RWGPS and Strava. Both the FREE versions.

The last time I checked, Route planning was free on Strava, but only gave a GPS map (which was free to use).
One can also dump GPX from...
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,761
Posted By CliffordK

The problem with that is one is ready to board...

The problem with that is one is ready to board the plane, and there is no guarantee the bike can come with you. Or, perhaps get stuck on the return trip.

Of course, that also gives the customer...
10-19-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 670
Posted By CliffordK

I stopped using Fastenel a couple of years ago...

I stopped using Fastenel a couple of years ago when they refused to sell sub-bag sizes. While for some things a full bag was fine, for other things it didn't make sense.

I haven't been back in...
10-19-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 757
Posted By CliffordK

I don't think it is the DMV to blame. It is hard...

I don't think it is the DMV to blame. It is hard to truly judge a person from a short written exam and a few minutes in an in-car exam.

They could do better, for example having certain criteria...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 477
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... https://jcat.bike/ It looks like...

Hmmm...
https://jcat.bike/

It looks like that points one right back to Seattle.

It apparently has an aluminum frame, but does the double fold of the Brompton, and thus is more compact than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,983
Posted By CliffordK

I didn't look at that page. But I did see a...

I didn't look at that page.

But I did see a note about selling off what was supposed to be the BF "Vintage" collection, but most bikes appeared to be 10 to 20 years old. Still, it sounds like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 477
Posted By CliffordK

There are a few options. I run a relatively...

There are a few options.

I run a relatively large chainring on my Pocket Rocket. Actually, too large for my rear-end on the bike, but I was having fun experimenting.
...
10-18-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By CliffordK

I would try to keep carbon in carbon, and...

I would try to keep carbon in carbon, and aluminum in aluminum just to minimize reactions.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 477
Posted By CliffordK

Keep an eye out on the used market. Around...

Keep an eye out on the used market.

Around here, Bike Fridays show up from time to time. I don't think I've seen the Pakit yet, but the Tikit bikes pop up from time to time.
...
Forum: Foo
10-18-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,902
Posted By CliffordK

There is only one listing agent hired by the...

There is only one listing agent hired by the seller. Ok, perhaps the agent could have someone else in their office doing work.

But, that listing agent will be doing the Open Houses which should...
10-17-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,640
Posted By CliffordK

I agree, photos would be nice. I got some...

I agree, photos would be nice. I got some Shimano HG73 chains from China. They seemed to wear quickly, but I could never ascertain whether they were legit or not. But, I started looking at other...
10-17-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17,901
Views: 2,807,692
Posted By CliffordK

It could be close to 8.9 kilos (rounded down), if...

It could be close to 8.9 kilos (rounded down), if one left off the seat, pedals, and a few other components.

I'm leaning towards > 9.9 kilos though.
10-17-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,113
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... Colnago Impact. ...

Hmmm...
Colnago Impact.

https://www.kabucno.com/colnago-impact-bike-p-1771.html

https://www.kabucno.com/images/COLNAGO%20IMPACT%20BIKE222.jpg

It looks like it has been out for a few years. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 477
Posted By CliffordK

GOOD LOCK? The Bike Friday PakIt...

GOOD LOCK?

The Bike Friday PakIt (https://www.bikefriday.com/folding-bikes/product/bike-friday-pakit-compact-folding-bike) comes with 16" wheels, and is deasigned to be packed rapidly. I assume...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,983
Posted By CliffordK

Is this accessible? It appears to be the...

Is this accessible?

It appears to be the "Financials" of the stock offering a couple of years ago.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,983
Posted By CliffordK

Perhaps. A few of us own Bike Friday...

Perhaps.

A few of us own Bike Friday bicycles.

I live about 15 miles from their factory/store/office.

I think one former employee chimed in.

I don't remember seeing anyone identifying...
10-17-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 750
Posted By CliffordK

Campagnolo has sold MTB groupsets in the past. ...

Campagnolo has sold MTB groupsets in the past.

https://cdn10.bigcommerce.com/s-1rmgckn/products/5245/images/58521/vintage_campagnolo_mtb_12310__33721.1484700641.1280.1280.JPG

They have also had...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,983
Posted By CliffordK

Obviously you will need to discuss any such ideas...

Obviously you will need to discuss any such ideas with the company, not Bike Forums.

Moving East would be a major change, but perhaps they would be open to a discussion for the right...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,983
Posted By CliffordK

Sears problems may well have been building for...

Sears problems may well have been building for decades.

But, I think there is also a risk of having managers that are simply good with moving money, without a deep understanding of the company...
10-17-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By CliffordK

I can see about an inch of bare wires. That...

I can see about an inch of bare wires. That would be entirely unsupported.

You're at a serious risk of a blowout.

You might be able to do a field repair with a sewing awl, but not for use...
10-17-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 790
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I've found Strava to have become much...

:foo:

I've found Strava to have become much more stable over the last year or so than in the past.

I still occasionally get "recovery" messages, but often because I had either accidentally...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,983
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: One has to be very careful with...

:foo:

One has to be very careful with changes.

Say the company throws them into the same group of Chinese/Taiwanese builders. Would they lose the marketing?

Would a person choose to buy a...
10-17-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 790
Posted By CliffordK

Sometimes it can be tough to discern with...

Sometimes it can be tough to discern with certainty if a person is on a bus or car. But, another feature I've noticed is the uniformity of speed. Without a power meter, if you look at estimated...
10-17-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 790
Posted By CliffordK

Somehow, the segments that show a faster average...

Somehow, the segments that show a faster average speed than maximum speed are usually done on Garmins.

https://www.strava.com/segments/12973075...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,983
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: So, what do the youngsters want... ...

:foo:

So, what do the youngsters want... other than controlling the whole bike with an iPhone? Self riding bikes?

One of the things that Brompton has done is a very well built quick fold...
10-17-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 790
Posted By CliffordK

My guess is that at least half of the Strava uses...

My guess is that at least half of the Strava uses are using a phone app.

Also keep in mind that many of the Garmin devices are set to record every 5 seconds or so, and thus are less accurate for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,254
Posted By CliffordK

We have a bunch of covered bridges around Oregon....

We have a bunch of covered bridges around Oregon. I've been meaning to do a tour of the covered bridges.

It looks like Lane County, Oregon has about 20 covered bridges (I only knew of about a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,254
Posted By CliffordK

I think beach riding is fine, but I've heard that...

I think beach riding is fine, but I've heard that horses can get seasick when riding in the surf. Just one more thing to keep in mind.
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