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05-19-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Think of the size - 26" or 27.5" or 650B or 700C...

Think of the size - 26" or 27.5" or 650B or 700C as the 'name' of the size - it is related to the size but not necessarily directly.

As to where these names came from -

Bead seat diameter + 2 x...
05-19-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By ClydeClydeson

some very thorough and technically correct...

some very thorough and technically correct responses here, but I found the way they were presented to be a bit confusing.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

26" as was the common size on mountain bikes for...
05-19-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There is approximately ZERO chance of this...

There is approximately ZERO chance of this happening, unless he was referring to their shop having one style today and that they might have two or three styles later in the summer. 27" is an...
05-19-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 316
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Same answer as to the question: WHat's the best...

Same answer as to the question: WHat's the best product for adult urinary incontinence: Depends.

If it's a mild temperature and not too sunny ten short sleeves, if the sun is blazing down then...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,922
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The primary problem I see with the plan is the...

The primary problem I see with the plan is the 100+lb trailer. Figure out how to get by with much less - a tent and sleeping pad for the ground weighs ~10-15lbs. Especially if you are enlisting the...
05-18-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 352
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There has been one major substantive change to...

There has been one major substantive change to bikes since that one was made (relying on big chainring's assessment of the bike's age because I can't see the image). Modern bikes have a 'freehub'...
05-18-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I would start by disconnecting the cable from the...

I would start by disconnecting the cable from the derailleur and see what, if any, function the shifter has. You can simulate a bit of spring tension from the derailleur by pulling gently on the...
05-17-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 560
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You don't think I know something you don't? ...

You don't think I know something you don't? Really? I assume every person in the world knowns something I don't as everyone has lived their own life and has experienced a lifetime of things I have...
05-17-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Two incidents I recall, I was not injured in one,...

Two incidents I recall, I was not injured in one, had a small scratch on my hand from the other. The first one I was riding as far to the right as possible, then angled slightly towards the centre...
05-17-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 560
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Thanks so much for your comments. If you'll...

Thanks so much for your comments. If you'll bother to read what I wrote, I never said it needed replacement, just that it is likely from the facts as we know them. There is certainly a chance it...
05-17-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 560
Posted By ClydeClydeson

'Irresponsible' :roflmao:sure. Lots of...

'Irresponsible' :roflmao:sure.

Lots of 'ifs'- absolutely. But the fact that the damage happened from being hit by a car is a pretty good clue to the nature of the damage. If the wheel went out...
05-17-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 560
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If the damage is from a catastrophic blow to the...

If the damage is from a catastrophic blow to the wheel from the bumper of a car, it is almost certain the issue is a bent rim that can not be properly fixed by truing/spoke tension. It might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,535
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Yes, discs get hot, sometimes very hot, and yes,...

Yes, discs get hot, sometimes very hot, and yes, sometimes hot enough to cause braking issues. No, that heat will not be sufficiently transferred (through the 'spider' on the rotor and through the...
05-16-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 336
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I agree with these comments in GamblerGORD53 's...

I agree with these comments in GamblerGORD53 's post - the trailer almost definitely should be clamped on the seat POST (the removable part to which the saddle is clamped) which generally has much...
05-16-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 610
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Often excess pressure on the hands is made worse...

Often excess pressure on the hands is made worse because of the saddle adjustment. If the saddle is 'nose down' (as viewed from the side) it will result in the rider's weight trying to slide forward...
05-12-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,141
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It's not about having a 'problem' - it's about...

It's not about having a 'problem' - it's about trying different things and looking for incremental improvements. Sure, you can absolutely ride 19mm tires on any surface you can ride 25mm tires, but...
05-12-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 424
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My go-to strategy when I don't have a proper bike...

My go-to strategy when I don't have a proper bike stand is to hook the nose of the saddle over a tree branch or rafter or whatever overhead item I have handy. As long as the front wheel is on, the...
05-12-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 424
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It's likely that the threads on the pedal spindle...

It's likely that the threads on the pedal spindle are filled with leftover aluminum from the first damaged crank and this is preventing the threads from properly engaging with the crank threads. Use...
05-12-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Yup. There are a dozen things that are IMO more...

Yup. There are a dozen things that are IMO more likely than the bottom bracket to make a click on each pedal stroke. I would estimate that a creaking saddle is twice as likely as bottom bracket...
05-12-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Don't assume it is the bottom bracket - pedal...

Don't assume it is the bottom bracket - pedal bearings are very prone to wear out and develop ticks and creaks and pops. Slap a known-good set of pedals on and take 'er for a rip and see if it is...
05-12-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,373
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The problem is that the chain is upside down -...

The problem is that the chain is upside down - the part of the chain that is up by the seatstay up by the brake should be the bottom run of the chain. I bet if you could pull the bit that is through...
05-11-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 730
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I agree with your disagreement. Possibly...

I agree with your disagreement. Possibly 'upgraded' cranks and seatpost, but the bike is otherwise a craptacular kids bike with some sort of terrible rear suspension. This would have been a $90...
05-11-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 730
Posted By ClydeClydeson

THis is almost certainly a frame from a...

THis is almost certainly a frame from a department/discount store bike, or 'BSO', painted and with custom Zeppelin decals and an internally geared hub. The stamped steel caliper brakes are a dead...
05-11-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Something you may not know is that the front...

Something you may not know is that the front brake is responsible for the vast majority of your stopping power.

Using only the rear brake in a panic stop will take you 2x - 4x longer to stop than...
05-11-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Also, Mongoose had a lot of bikes with non-round...

Also, Mongoose had a lot of bikes with non-round tubes, like the flattened downtube on that bike, so Mongoose might be a good guess.

Also, the old French brand Motobecane was bought and bikes are...
05-11-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Aside from the horrific stem/bar arrangement I...

Aside from the horrific stem/bar arrangement I think that bike looks pretty good for a taller rider - Shimano Hollowtech II crankset, owner says it has an upgraded rear wheel, etc. Brand is...
05-11-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Generally speaking, 70 psi is plenty for 32mm...

Generally speaking, 70 psi is plenty for 32mm tires, even for heavier riders. Just be sure to keep the tires pumped up to or lose to the max.

However, if you want something that can handle...
05-11-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 352
Posted By ClydeClydeson

This. Not only is a visual indicator of...

This.

Not only is a visual indicator of inadequate care and concern (or skill and knowledge) when performing maintenance, it puts excess stress on the rubber at the base of the valve stem and can...
05-11-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 352
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have seen this problem with 'aero' style rims...

I have seen this problem with 'aero' style rims on bikes with Schrader valves. It depends on the pump head design, but it can be very difficult to get air into them. The only solution I can think...
05-09-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,373
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Any 'knot' that a chain can put itself in can be...

Any 'knot' that a chain can put itself in can be un-knotted, but it might take some time and thought. The only chain problem that sometimes requires dis- and re-assembly is when the chain gets badly...
05-06-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,713
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The same is true for glued patches, but I have...

The same is true for glued patches, but I have decent results with those.
05-06-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,713
Posted By ClydeClydeson

That's my thought - if there is a non-zero...

That's my thought - if there is a non-zero increase in failure rate caused by using glueless vs glued, the advantage of glueless is immediately negated.
05-06-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,713
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Not sure what I am doing wrong, then - I've never...

Not sure what I am doing wrong, then - I've never had any luck with them.. I was able to get home once and found the tire flat the next morning, but that was the best outcome I have ex[perienced,...
05-06-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,713
Posted By ClydeClydeson

THis looks like a great illustration of what...

THis looks like a great illustration of what happens when you fix the punctured tube but do not find and remove whatever caused the puncture - multiple punctures all in the same area of the tube. ...
05-05-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,365
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have travelled not-insignificant distances in...

I have travelled not-insignificant distances in strangers' trucks when I was stranded or too tired to continue. This may not be recommended for those who are not a 6-and-a-half foot tall 250 lb men,...
05-05-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You could use a 700C or 29er fork with 650B...

You could use a 700C or 29er fork with 650B wheels, and go F discs and R Vs.
05-05-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,713
Posted By ClydeClydeson

'Vulcanizing' patches (separate cement-and-patch...

'Vulcanizing' patches (separate cement-and-patch patch kits), in my experience, are as good as a new tube when properly (tube scuffed, cement left to dry before applying patch) applied.

Also in...
05-05-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I would put the light on the side closer to...

I would put the light on the side closer to oncoming traffic. Putting on the opposite side from oncoming traffic could cause the light to be obscured from oncoming road users by the wheel. If the...
05-04-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 837
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If the bike is special or high quality or you...

If the bike is special or high quality or you intend to keep it for a long time then an upgrade to 700C is not a bad idea. But if it is a lower cost bike just for rippin' around town, then stick...
05-04-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 837
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I generally don't mind riding cracked or...

I generally don't mind riding cracked or weathered or repaired tires. I wouldn't ride that.


As a rule, if you can 'feel' the wobble in a tire when riding (as I am sure you can with that) then...
04-28-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 952
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Kai Winters is 100% Incorrect - modern chains...

Kai Winters is 100% Incorrect - modern chains (anything intended for more than 6 speeds) have the pin peened when assembled at the factory and removing a pin and reinserting will leave the joint too...
04-28-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,755
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Businesses where I live generally haven't taken...

Businesses where I live generally haven't taken cheques for YEARS. You can pay parking tickets and bills and property taxes with cheques, but I wouldn't assume I can pay at any business with a...
04-26-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,579
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I was actually joking that I offer unsolicited...

I was actually joking that I offer unsolicited advice, or 'mansplain' things to them. I worked in shops for a few decades and did a lot of bike fitting, and I struggle to not offer advice to half...
04-25-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,579
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I evaluate them, then give some advice. I do...

I evaluate them, then give some advice. I do this respectfully because chicks can be soooo sensitive.

(jk)
04-25-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Yes it exists; no it does not exist in the...

Yes it exists; no it does not exist in the 'simple and not expensive' category. Aero bars and 'interrupter' brake levers are the only thing I can think of.
04-21-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 443
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If the chains are so weak that a lay-person can...

If the chains are so weak that a lay-person can damage it in 50km then a pro would absolutely tear it in half the first time they went up a hill. Even changing after every ride (which they don't...
04-20-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,705
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Something not clearly stated is that 'rolling...

Something not clearly stated is that 'rolling resistance' (energy lost to the flex of the tire casing as it rotates) is only a small fraction of the total drag on a bike. At normal riding speeds...
04-20-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 443
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I don't doubt that a defective chain is possible,...

I don't doubt that a defective chain is possible, or that OP has one, but the claim that OP 'stretched' the chain by applying too much torque is nonsense. Total nonsense. Even chains that are...
04-08-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You said it feels like your weight is sliding...

You said it feels like your weight is sliding forward and being supported by your arms and shoulders - this likely indicates a need to change the adjustment of the saddle angle. A nose-down saddle...
04-08-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It is possible a previous owner put some type of...

It is possible a previous owner put some type of permanent thread locker on the crank bolt to stop it from unscrewing, which would indicate the square taper of the crank is rounded out and was...
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