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Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By CliffordK

Whew... I was beginning to think you had gotten...

Whew... I was beginning to think you had gotten lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
07-29-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 557
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Figure out what niche you wish to fill...

:foo:

Figure out what niche you wish to fill with the new bike that isn't filled with the old bikes. You're saying that you want to keep up with other road cyclists? I'm not sure I'd choose...
07-29-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 793
Posted By CliffordK

I actually detest the single lane roundabouts. ...

I actually detest the single lane roundabouts. They just seem so pointless. Often little more than putting a planter in the middle of the street where once there was a stop sign.

The two lane...
07-28-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: An "about:" page straight out of a...

:foo:

An "about:" page straight out of a cookie cutter.

And prices < 1/10th of retail, with every bicycle for < $100.

:foo:

Must be legit. :thumb:
07-28-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By CliffordK

Oh... time to bump again. :) ...

Oh... time to bump again. :)

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=585202
07-27-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By CliffordK

I think there are a few exceptions. TA? ...

I think there are a few exceptions. TA?


Screw the crank puller so the large part is even with the end of the puller. The large part of the puller should screw into the crank BY HAND.

Once...
07-26-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not sure there is a huge difference between...

I'm not sure there is a huge difference between Record or Super Record. And the cups aren't that expensive.

I just did a search for: "Italian Super Record 11 speed cups"

They seem to be all...
07-25-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 855
Posted By CliffordK

The trick is to plan ahead on consumables, so you...

The trick is to plan ahead on consumables, so you just have to grab the part out of the closet.
07-25-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By CliffordK

If you can't find where the hole was, then don't...

If you can't find where the hole was, then don't worry about it.

If you can find where the hole was, then if you see tube sticking out, you need to patch or boot the tire.

If the tire is...
07-25-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By CliffordK

Obviously I haven't seen your bike, but it is not...

Obviously I haven't seen your bike, but it is not uncommon to see crooked valves. These are just a couple of images taken off of the internet.
...
07-24-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By CliffordK

I very much doubt the bike left the factory that...

I very much doubt the bike left the factory that way, although it could have been off at the factory, but I doubt it.

So the NDS was filed up, and the DS was filed down.

The first thing I would...
07-24-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By CliffordK

You need to make sure that the valve is 100%...

You need to make sure that the valve is 100% perpendicular to the rim. If the valve is not straight, it will eventually tear and leak.

It may be possible to slightly round the corners of the...
07-23-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By CliffordK

You can purchase long cages for Nuovo Record and...

You can purchase long cages for Nuovo Record and presumably SR derailleurs on E-Bay.
07-22-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 616
Posted By CliffordK

I like the Phil Wood green grease. :) The...

I like the Phil Wood green grease. :)

The Ultegra 6800 and newer hubs are slightly different than many of the older hubs. I did one a year or two ago, and it was a little tricky to get the...
07-22-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20,444
Views: 3,515,185
Posted By CliffordK

Bicycle Hoard - $15,000 (Eugene)[/h3] (][h3) ...

Bicycle Hoard - $15,000 (Eugene)[/h3] (][h3)

https://images.craigslist.org/00W0W_ewYRheZWPZ4z_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg

https://images.craigslist.org/01212_et3hSSwqSBkz_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg
...
07-22-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By CliffordK

I don't see any glaring issues with the Sonoma. ...

I don't see any glaring issues with the Sonoma. My guess is it has had a fair amount of use.

Those are the standard "drop bars" as in the photo above (so ignore the comment about the brakes).
...
07-22-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 978
Posted By CliffordK

Most reputable companies will try to fix their...

Most reputable companies will try to fix their errors. Accidents happen, shipments get lost, inventory can be incorrect, etc... and they'll try to fix it.

Building a reputation is important, far...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 402
Posted By CliffordK

Glad to hear the package is on the move again. ...

Glad to hear the package is on the move again.

They must have gotten all the coke and hash shipments processed, and gotten to yours.
07-22-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 978
Posted By CliffordK

I had an E-Bay purchase where I purchased bicycle...

I had an E-Bay purchase where I purchased bicycle brake cables, and got phone cables.

I assume it was an honest mistake (the number of phone cables matched the order). The vendor wanted me to...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,213
Posted By CliffordK

Watch "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" ...

Watch "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXrcDonY-B8
07-21-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By CliffordK

I haven't encountered very many of the stations,...

I haven't encountered very many of the stations, and usually carry most of what I'll need with me.

There is one in Downtown Tigard...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,213
Posted By CliffordK

They don't buy food. At least the more...

They don't buy food.

At least the more experienced grifters are very well tied into social services and get signed up so fast it makes your head spin.


Food Stamps
Food Pantries
Local...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 402
Posted By CliffordK

They likely have to process all the cocaine and...

They likely have to process all the cocaine and heroine shipments before they get to yours.
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,213
Posted By CliffordK

One of the big changes over the last 50 years or...

One of the big changes over the last 50 years or so has been to get rid of the institutionalized mentally ill.

So, they CAN have a bed in a hospital, but they DON'T HAVE TO stay there if they...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,213
Posted By CliffordK

It is a complicated issue. So far my...

It is a complicated issue.

So far my experience is that helping someone who has no skin in the game will always end badly.

I allowed someone to stay here for 9 months. Then have been...
07-20-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By CliffordK

Interesting solution. I like cotton sweat...

Interesting solution.

I like cotton sweat bands. I was doing a lot of commuting earlier, so I would simply hang it out to dry whenever I would stop, then rotate the driest, least white section...
07-19-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,723
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, so if the bottom bracket cup is (quite a bit)...

Ok, so if the bottom bracket cup is (quite a bit) bigger than English, then it confirms that it is Italian.

So, it should have standard right-hand threads, and should unscrew counter-clockwise...
07-18-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,188
Posted By CliffordK

I was doing century rides, and even double...

I was doing century rides, and even double centuries a couple of years ago.

Then a lot less riding lately.

So the first few recent rides were pretty minimal. But, it is coming back...
07-17-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,503
Posted By CliffordK

Around here we have an extraordinarily useful MUP...

Around here we have an extraordinarily useful MUP network.

It is supplemented by some streetside bike paths, but there are some places that are very difficult to get to without going on a MUP.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,003
Posted By CliffordK

Repeatability (precision) may well be more...

Repeatability (precision) may well be more important than accuracy.

Of course one might like to get up on one's Strava Stump to brag abut 1000W or 2000W, but the big thing is to know how one's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,693
Posted By CliffordK

Loud brakes are good on bike paths. Pull up...

Loud brakes are good on bike paths. Pull up behind someone, slam on the brakes, and wait for them to dive into the bushes.
07-17-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By CliffordK

Go ahead and send us a good rain storm. But... ...

Go ahead and send us a good rain storm. But... NO THUNDER... PLEASE!!!

I think the last significant rain we've had was the end of May. Perhaps a couple of light mist days the first week of...
07-17-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By CliffordK

Many of us just don't deal with the kid's bikes...

Many of us just don't deal with the kid's bikes that frequently. Well, except the people with kids.
07-17-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,115
Posted By CliffordK

Did you mention the type of pedals? Most...

Did you mention the type of pedals?

Most have a tension adjustment.

If you pull up, and climb hills out of the seat pulling up, then you need a reasonably tight tension.

If not, then you can...
07-17-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By CliffordK

It should work on most/all modern 9/16 pedals...

It should work on most/all modern 9/16 pedals that have flats (not Allen wrench only).

I don't use 1/2" pedals. Hmmm... perhaps I could dig around the scrapyard. What do you have on your bikes?...
07-17-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,489
Posted By CliffordK

Mmm ...

Mmm

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3e/Oreo-Two-Cookies.jpg/345px-Oreo-Two-Cookies.jpg
07-17-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By CliffordK

1/2" and 9/16" are the THREAD SIZES... not the...

1/2" and 9/16" are the THREAD SIZES... not the flat sizes.

Typically 1/2" threaded pedals are used on kid's bikes and one-piece Ashtabula cranks.

9/16" is used on almost everything else except...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,693
Posted By CliffordK

I can't imagine a rim brake ever squealing. :eek:

I can't imagine a rim brake ever squealing. :eek:
07-16-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,464
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... It might be a fun bike to restore......

Hmmm...

It might be a fun bike to restore... and you don't have to worry about "breaking anything".

Option 1: Sell it on Craigslist/Facebook for somewhere between FREE and $25.

Option 2:...
07-16-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 254,915
Posted By CliffordK

More than one way to cool off on a hot summer...

More than one way to cool off on a hot summer day.

Iddybiddy went for swim with the tadpoles.

I heard some noise outside that I couldn't quite make out, but I hadn't thought about my cat going...
07-15-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,117
Posted By CliffordK

Personally I like to be comfortable before...

Personally I like to be comfortable before heading out for a Century ride or a Double Century ride...

I'm not sure trying to "hold it in" for 200 miles would make for a very exciting ride.
07-15-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By CliffordK

I think I got some 6800 shifters that came with a...

I think I got some 6800 shifters that came with a cable kit. But, I don't believe the derailleurs did.
07-15-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 540
Posted By CliffordK

The problem with Mom's bike was that it was...

The problem with Mom's bike was that it was hanging in a dry garage for about 20 years. There may have been some weather checking on the tires, but the tubes were still good. So I expected to be...
07-15-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 540
Posted By CliffordK

I've been moving away from Velox. It has some...

I've been moving away from Velox. It has some advantages including a sticky backing. However, it is much thicker than many of the other rim tapes, and harder to reuse.

It may be easier to mount...
07-14-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: What size of chainring are you using? ...

:foo:

What size of chainring are you using? Crank type? Square Taper? Crank length?

For road bikes, 130 - 5 bolt is common for smallest rings > 39 teeth.
110 - 5 bolt is common for smallest...
07-14-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 540
Posted By CliffordK

Rim tape can go bad. This was off of Mom's bike...

Rim tape can go bad. This was off of Mom's bike a couple of years ago. It probably was 40 years old.

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=609379...
07-14-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By CliffordK

NO (well, mostly). Find a 10-speed rear...

NO (well, mostly).

Find a 10-speed rear derailleur & shifters, or upgrade everything to 11-speed.

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bicycles/Maintenance_and_Repair/Gear-changing_Dimensions

10...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,053
Posted By CliffordK

Commuting can be hard on a bike, but I'd get...

Commuting can be hard on a bike, but I'd get whatever you want.

A lightweight CF bike just feels good. I'd only go CF if you have good secure indoor parking at both ends.

As others have...
07-12-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By CliffordK

You have a lot of options. I like the little bit...

You have a lot of options. I like the little bit longer axles which is why I suggested recentering.

Note, most quick releases are recessed, so the axle can come all the way to the edge of the...
07-12-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,253
Posted By CliffordK

No love for French bikes? And, don't forget...

No love for French bikes?

And, don't forget the Austrian bikes that didn't even make the list.
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