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Forum: Touring
06-24-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Chemin du Roy between Mtl and QC is the best...

Chemin du Roy between Mtl and QC is the best bicycling route I have been on. Some of it is on highways but most is quiet back roads through the quaint small towns of Quebec.
06-24-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By ClydeClydeson

A properly patched tube (with a separate patch...

A properly patched tube (with a separate patch and glue/vulcanizing fluid like Rema Tiptop) is not a temporary repair. The only time I have had a flat at a properly applied patch was when I was not...
06-24-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Hydration and nutrition were the suggestions I...

Hydration and nutrition were the suggestions I had in mind. I disagree, though, with drinking only straight water - unless you are also eating food with some salt then a 'sports drink' with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By ClydeClydeson

This doesn't directly answer your question, but...

This doesn't directly answer your question, but Bike Friday used to make an XL version of their 'collapsible' bike. Not sure how tall a person could be and still be comfortable for long rides.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-23-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By ClydeClydeson

re. warranties only valid in certain regions,...

re. warranties only valid in certain regions, this is not how I understand it. The company likely doesn't care where you are, just where you bought the bike. If you bought the bike from their...
06-23-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 289
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Traction is a function of (on a smooth surface)...

Traction is a function of (on a smooth surface) the weight pushing down and the coefficient of friction between the two materials. On a rough surface, the ability of the tire to conform to road...
06-22-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,676
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I liked rapid rise. Most of the sentiment...

I liked rapid rise. Most of the sentiment against it seemed to be 'DIFFERENT. ME NO LIKE'.
It sure seemed to work as well as high-normal, and the only issue I recall when setting up and adjusting...
06-22-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 707
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Do you have a cast on your broken foot? If no,...

Do you have a cast on your broken foot? If no, then the answer is swimming.
06-22-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 289
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Bill Kapaun 's idea is what I first thought - add...

Bill Kapaun 's idea is what I first thought - add something with some weight a bit further forward. A basket, a pair of water bottles, I don''t know what else. The further forward you mount the...
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Gorgeous bike. I don't know for value... but I...

Gorgeous bike. I don't know for value... but I bet someone is for sure willing to drop a G on it.
06-22-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 707
Posted By ClydeClydeson

A short day of walking for me is ~4km, just...

A short day of walking for me is ~4km, just because the site where I work is large and I park and work on opposite ends.

But in my spare time I used to do a lot of XC skiing. I took last winter...
06-22-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By ClydeClydeson

That isn't right. I would return it to where I...

That isn't right. I would return it to where I bought it if I were you.
06-21-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,160
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Maybe the shop is trying to rip you off, but...

Maybe the shop is trying to rip you off, but unlikely. Lots of parts are hard to source right now, and it is possible the suppliers they deal with don't have the exact parts you need. But if all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My experience has been that mechanical campy is...

My experience has been that mechanical campy is lovely but does not shift quite as reliably as Shimano mechanical. I would assume, although never had a chance to compare side by side, that the gap...
06-20-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You need to work on pacing yourself better. Next...

You need to work on pacing yourself better. Next time try riding the first hills real slow and prepare to attack the smaller climbs at the end of the ride. Report back.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 362
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You might find a wheel already built with a 20"...

You might find a wheel already built with a 20" rim and IGH/cassette hub, but I kind of doubt it. If you want something less common then you usually have to build it (or have it built) yourself....
06-17-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,192
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Had an otherwise rational person give me the...

Had an otherwise rational person give me the 'bikers should pay taxes!' talk yesterday. I explained the flaw in his logic to him and he agreed, and also admitted he was frustrated by a bad...
06-17-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 896
Posted By ClydeClydeson

cream with brown or copper accents

cream with brown or copper accents
06-16-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 491
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Wtaf?

Wtaf?
06-15-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Me, and many cyclists around here, run their rear...

Me, and many cyclists around here, run their rear red blinkies full time, day and night. It's not uncommon to see a fast pack of road cyclists tear past and every bike has a light blinking at a...
06-15-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Chemical warmers are a lifesaver! I used to...

Chemical warmers are a lifesaver! I used to teach XC skiing to little kids and there was a lot more standing around than skiing, and I would certainly have an odd number of toes now if not for chem...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 746
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Don't limit yourself to steel - a decent aluminum...

Don't limit yourself to steel - a decent aluminum bike will be lighter and better for riding than a heavy steel frame when not doing loaded touring, and will likely be stiffer and handle a load...
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By ClydeClydeson

This. Half-step-plus-granny was the standard...

This.

Half-step-plus-granny was the standard setup for touring BITD.
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If that were in my size I would pay $180 for it...

If that were in my size I would pay $180 for it all day long. It's a gorgeous real touring bike, made in Canada. And are those Rivendell Ruffy Tuffy tires? Buy this bike NOW.
06-15-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,588
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I don't know what the formula is, and this sounds...

I don't know what the formula is, and this sounds like it makes sense, but in practice, with a bike designed for off-road riding with very low gear ratios, the limiting factor is not the power you...
06-15-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 491
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I used to volunteer at such a place, and bikes...

I used to volunteer at such a place, and bikes were evaluated and put into one of two streams - if the bottom bracket, seatpost and stem were all removable then the bike was slated for rehab and sent...
06-15-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 491
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Short winter errands are the exact situation...

Short winter errands are the exact situation where fenders make the most sense.. You don't have to worry about changing clothes or getting wet, plus speed is unimportant so a bit of extra weight is...
06-15-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By ClydeClydeson

-17c - ~28c, although I have to take it easy in...

-17c - ~28c, although I have to take it easy in the upper temp range.
06-15-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 491
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There is no reason to take it personally...

There is no reason to take it personally https://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/lol.gif
A stuck seatpost is often an irrecoverable problem, and if you can't get the seat adjusted to a reasonable...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-14-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By ClydeClydeson

As above, no problem with putting tubeless tires...

As above, no problem with putting tubeless tires in any sort of a rack for any number of miles... maybe some temporary flat spots will develop after years, but not hours or days.

Otherwise, there...
06-14-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It is in fact the barrel adjuster from the brake...

It is in fact the barrel adjuster from the brake lever that is missing. Generally speaking, yes you can use the barrel adjuster from another bike if it is (ideally) the same size and threads, and...
06-14-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 491
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Also, you should put the fenders back on - the...

Also, you should put the fenders back on - the added weight will be saved the first time you don't have the same weight of water soaked into your pants. Also, especially for a winter bike, nice full...
06-14-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,588
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Carbonfiberboy Some of the more skilled off-road...

Carbonfiberboy Some of the more skilled off-road riders I know run flats on their mountain bikes for various reasons. On the regular Wednesday group trail ride in my town I estimate 60% of riders...
06-13-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 491
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I suggest removing the bottom bracket and...

I suggest removing the bottom bracket and dripping some of whatever you are using (PB Blaster is commonly recommended) into the seat tube through the hole in the BB, and a few drops around the...
06-09-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 563
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The main skill to learn is maintaining momentum-...

The main skill to learn is maintaining momentum- a bicycle without a rider will coast through surprisingly rough terrain without any help, it is the rider who often interferes and causes the bike to...
06-09-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 551
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Get a new rear wheel built with a good hub and...

Get a new rear wheel built with a good hub and new rim. You can get a good double wall rim with 36 spokes and a Shimano freehub rear hub, and find a competent wheel builder to lace it up. A heavier...
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Also, 27" wheels are fine if you have tires, and...

Also, 27" wheels are fine if you have tires, and there are still a few decent 27" tires available. Another option, if you are dead set on swapping to 700c wheels, is to find some brakes with...
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It looks like that is a triple crank but the...

It looks like that is a triple crank but the small ring has been removed - it was probably a 'half step plus granny' arrangement as was common BITD
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,922
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Unladen, my aluminum framed tourer weighs about...

Unladen, my aluminum framed tourer weighs about 23lbs. Not sure exact weight because I was too lazy to remove everything before I weighed it.

Loads I strap to it likely weigh between 15-25 lbs...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I haven't had metal fenders since I was riding an...

I haven't had metal fenders since I was riding an old Raleigh Superbe I bought at an antique store. Several sets of plastic fenders between then and now.

I just took the rear fender off my son's...
06-08-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It comes with the small parts kit.

It comes with the small parts kit.
06-08-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By ClydeClydeson

This is the solution to a problem nobody has. ...

This is the solution to a problem nobody has.

While 27.5 wheels are common, there are few that are rim brake compatible. By doing this conversion you will be creating multiple headaches and...
06-07-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,775
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Much of wrenching in a shop is making old rusty...

Much of wrenching in a shop is making old rusty and worn out parts work together and I don't know how much of that is covered by the courses - I always assumed they were teaching how to work on the...
06-07-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,439
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I buy Finish Line 'Wet' (oil) because it is...

I buy Finish Line 'Wet' (oil) because it is available, and comes in a handy small bottle good for applying onto the chain.

If I am out and about and realize my chain is dry I stop at a gas station...
06-07-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Check that your chainring bolts are tight. ...

Check that your chainring bolts are tight.

Derailleur does not change function based on amount of load - it is on the bottom untensioned run of the chain.
06-07-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,588
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have ridden clipless almost exclusively since...

I have ridden clipless almost exclusively since the late 80s, except for a short time as a courier in a big city and, more recently, off road riding with my new fat bike.

Two things I noticed: ...
06-07-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,932
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Lots of opinions here. My impression was...

Lots of opinions here.

My impression was always that helmets are not to protect us from accidents with cars, but from impacts with the ground which are just as likely from riding too slowly...
06-07-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have also seen a new chain checker (Park)...

I have also seen a new chain checker (Park) indicate a new chain (Shimano) was significantly worn.

A chain can wear significantly in one ride if it is not properly lubricated and/or dirty.
06-07-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,450
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Top of the frame can absolutely be broken off...

Top of the frame can absolutely be broken off from an overextended seatpost.
06-06-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 680
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Mentioned above, if the brakes are set so the...

Mentioned above, if the brakes are set so the straddle cable is at a more shallow angle (lower 'triangle' of cable above the brake) then there will be more leverage pulling the brake arms in for the...
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