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01-26-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,071
Posted By CliffordK

My goal has always been to mount a two-foot...

My goal has always been to mount a two-foot sprocket on my bike. But, sadly I am still a little short.

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=503641

70T / 2 = 35"...
01-26-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By CliffordK

It looks like an interesting light. It is...

It looks like an interesting light. It is unclear how much side lumination it has.

Are you planning on using it day or night?

For night use, I prefer only moderate power. Enough to be seen,...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By CliffordK

A critical clue will also be the position and...

A critical clue will also be the position and direction of the gash.

Were you previously aware of a problem?

Brake Rub would be just above the brake track, and generally following the track.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By CliffordK

A lot will depend on the flat, and how long the...

A lot will depend on the flat, and how long the bike has been sitting.

If the tire is just really spongy, perhaps after sitting for a few weeks or months, then it may be simply air leaking through...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By CliffordK

The Gator Hardshells mentioned above are a...

The Gator Hardshells mentioned above are a lightweight, long wearing tire, but potentially a bit slick. Perhaps a summer tire.

The toughest, and best traction tire I've found so far is the...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By CliffordK

Blowouts are rare, and generally have a cause...

Blowouts are rare, and generally have a cause that you can point to.

For example, beware of brakes rubbing the side of the tire. Or, the tire wearing thin. Perhaps skid patches. Also, I've...
01-25-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,969
Posted By CliffordK

Car manufacturers have also had their growing...

Car manufacturers have also had their growing pains. There is a reason why Fiat and Yugo took a hiatus from selling vehicles in the USA.

Part of the problem is not just Walmart, but also the...
01-25-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 658
Posted By CliffordK

When you try to post photos, they go to your...

When you try to post photos, they go to your album linked above.

The system then puts in hyperlinks which it blocks for newbies. So, the photos end up in limbo.
01-25-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 658
Posted By CliffordK

Interesting bike. Swedish? I have seen Crescent...

Interesting bike. Swedish? I have seen Crescent brand before, but this one seems to be a good quality frame. :thumb:

That is an awfully small frame. You didn't list your own height. The bars...
01-25-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 658
Posted By CliffordK

Larry650's Album: ...

Larry650's Album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/548344
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/23839382
...
Forum: Touring
01-24-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 18,142
Posted By CliffordK

I've used my Whisperlite for backpacking in the...

I've used my Whisperlite for backpacking in the past. I like the stove, although the one complaint is that it seems to start with flames all over a bit.

More recently, most of my trips have been...
01-23-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 824
Posted By CliffordK

I've seen this topic before. It wouldn't be my...

I've seen this topic before. It wouldn't be my choice.

In some cases I've encountered urban neighborhood roads without road markings, and they're generally fine.

For the rural roads, we have...
01-19-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By CliffordK

Campagnolo used to sell ratchets for the downtube...

Campagnolo used to sell ratchets for the downtube shifters and bar end shifters to fit a variety of applications.

I haven't seen that available with the newer brake/shifters.
01-19-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By CliffordK

True, Campagnolo is different. But, if the OP is...

True, Campagnolo is different. But, if the OP is asking about Shimano 10s shifters, he probably doesn't have a Campagnolo wheel, especially since the sprocket pitch for 9s and 10s is generally not...
01-19-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By CliffordK

It depends on the age of the freehub/wheel, and...

It depends on the age of the freehub/wheel, and the gearing choice.

If the wheel is over 10 years old, it probably is a 10 speed freehub and not compatible with the "road" cassettes.

Cassettes...
01-19-22, 03:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By CliffordK

I've used the 9-speed Ultegra/Dura Ace, and have...

I've used the 9-speed Ultegra/Dura Ace, and have never been happy with them, and things like shifter covers are almost impossible to source.

I'm not sure about the 10-speed Dura Ace 7800 series....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,025
Posted By CliffordK

It is more than a chip shortage, and the impact...

It is more than a chip shortage, and the impact is both domestic and international.

Harbor Freight has been experiencing random shortages for over a year now.
Our local building supply store...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,025
Posted By CliffordK

We are past Christmas and New Years which is good...

We are past Christmas and New Years which is good for COVID, but bad for retail.

But, I think it is premature to declare a significant drop in cases. Perhaps a few local areas, but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,025
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not sure I'd judge much of the bike industry...

I'm not sure I'd judge much of the bike industry by January sales. Isn't this always a "dead" month? A lot could change by March or April.

I think shortages are still impacting multiple...
01-13-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By CliffordK

I've seen upturned bars for years, but that is a...

I've seen upturned bars for years, but that is a first to see backward bars on a fixie (or single speed of sorts).

Based in the seat height, that frame may be on the large side for the rider. It...
01-08-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 788
Posted By CliffordK

If I have the nut, I'll install it when I'm done....

If I have the nut, I'll install it when I'm done.

Most of my tires are soft enough that I can use my thumb on the tire side of the valve to hold the valve in place while pushing my pump on.
01-08-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 788
Posted By CliffordK

Sometimes I'll allow a little air in the tube...

Sometimes I'll allow a little air in the tube before mounting, but it also works well to simply use it flat, and spread it around the inside of the tire.

I usually start at the valve and work...
Forum: Recumbent
01-07-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By CliffordK

I'd bring your bike to the train station and talk...

I'd bring your bike to the train station and talk to them.

Are some recumbents smaller than others, including those with the rider over the front wheel?

I don't have one, but the Bike Friday...
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By CliffordK

I think the suggestion was to strip it down to a...

I think the suggestion was to strip it down to a bare frame, fork, and headset.

S&S Coupled bikes pop up on E-Bay from time to time.

Did you say whether you had the travel case with it? Hard...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,020
Posted By CliffordK

I like the concept of building up your own bike...

I like the concept of building up your own bike to your own specs.

There are a couple of options to do your 3x11. But, it isn't completely straight forward. It depends a bit on what you want.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,143
Posted By CliffordK

The Tioga MT Zero is also a super thin pedal. ...

The Tioga MT Zero is also a super thin pedal. Perhaps not a huge difference, but it might help just a bit. But, it will also push your feet out a bit further.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,143
Posted By CliffordK

If one is racing, the trick is to learn when to...

If one is racing, the trick is to learn when to pedal, and when not to pedal. I.E. when not at risk, pedal.

Changing the crank arms may help, although for a tall rider, that may not be optimal....
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By CliffordK

Nice bike set. In the past I haven't seen a...

Nice bike set.

In the past I haven't seen a lot of love for the Aluminum Colnago bikes.

I'd put them down in the $1000 EACH range.

But, look up the value of the groupsets. I'm not...
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By CliffordK

I was going to offer $20 for a 40 year old rust...

I was going to offer $20 for a 40 year old rust bucket!!!

But, that bike looks to be in good shape. I'm guessing the bike is somewhere around 20 years old.

I'm not a big fan of seat covers,...
01-02-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By CliffordK

I'm with oldschoolbike. Perhaps look for a...

I'm with oldschoolbike.

Perhaps look for a single crankset that can support the range you are wanting.

Say, 50/30? 48/32?

I think I have 53/34 on one bike which is a fairly wide range...
01-02-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,803
Posted By CliffordK

I don't use the micro sized pumps, but about half...

I don't use the micro sized pumps, but about half sized or third sized. It is reasonably quick to get a reasonable pressure.

One of my latest pumps has a dual pressure range. A nice feature. ...
12-31-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,803
Posted By CliffordK

I have, of course, worn out several mini-pumps. ...

I have, of course, worn out several mini-pumps. Generally developing leaks in the pump head. Often I can get one last tire inflated before they go kaput.

I do use the mini-pumps both at home...
12-31-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 898
Posted By CliffordK

I was going to say, VW Rabbit Caddy drive shaft. ...

I was going to say, VW Rabbit Caddy drive shaft. :P

Harbor Freight has a 100 piece "security bit set" that should have them.
...
12-31-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By CliffordK

I'd go by whatever you can find. Sturmey Archer...

I'd go by whatever you can find. Sturmey Archer makes a drum brake dynamo, I think. Maybe others too.

If you aren't changing the rear wheel, I'd probably leave it alone.
12-30-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By CliffordK

I think the Denali may be GMC licensed. Not an...

I think the Denali may be GMC licensed. Not an e-bike, I don't think. But... some people may call it a bicycle.

There have to be some Harley licensed bikes from the 1970's.

A very popular...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,322
Posted By CliffordK

I bought several items from them on E-Bay,...

I bought several items from them on E-Bay, generally with a good opinion of their store.

At the time, they seemed to have had a model of taking bikes and mostly parting them out.

For wheels,...
12-30-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By CliffordK

A unique "bike". Watch the video. Most of...

A unique "bike". Watch the video.

Most of the video shows people pedaling bikes, but apparently the Tesla bike doesn't pedal.

Near the end, it says it will have a steer by wire with Tesla's...
12-30-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,803
Posted By CliffordK

Two flats on a single ride? :foo: Three? ...

Two flats on a single ride? :foo: Three?

Multiple flats are often an indication of missing something like one of those pesky radial tire wires.

It may be that multiple flats during a local...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,604
Posted By CliffordK

For a groupset, I think Ultegra is an excellent...

For a groupset, I think Ultegra is an excellent value.

I can't say about the cassette which for me is a high wear item. In your case I might consider the 105.

However, everything I read...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,628
Posted By CliffordK

I generally put my cutoff date at about 60 years...

I generally put my cutoff date at about 60 years old.

But, then again, I never have been a big fan of 3-speeds.
12-27-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,035
Posted By CliffordK

The person likely told the young sales person at...

The person likely told the young sales person at the video store...

"I'd like to TAPE a video off of the TV".
12-27-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,035
Posted By CliffordK

Just forget about all the 650B stuff. This is...

Just forget about all the 650B stuff. This is not a 650B tire.
12-26-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,035
Posted By CliffordK

There are very few screw in lightbulb standards...

There are very few screw in lightbulb standards in the USA.

A big one and a small one for 110v.

An even smaller screw-in socket for DC flashlight bulbs.

Oh, and a monster sized screw in...
12-26-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,035
Posted By CliffordK

You bought 26x1 3/8, or 590 ISO. 650B is 584...

You bought 26x1 3/8, or 590 ISO.

650B is 584 ISO (usually marked 27.5").

Your tires won't fit.

650A is 590 ISO, but rarely used with that designation.

You could, of course, rebuild wheels...
12-26-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,035
Posted By CliffordK

In the bicycle world, the tire size in inches is...

In the bicycle world, the tire size in inches is the approximate outer diameter of the tire.

16", 20", 22", 24", 26", 27", 28", 29", etc.

It becomes problematic when there is a choice of widths...
12-26-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By CliffordK

https://tempocyclist.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/i...

https://tempocyclist.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_5579.jpg

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/JDKL2JjMzMQerzLV4nAjBR.jpg
12-25-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,035
Posted By CliffordK

The 559 is pretty common for MTBs, and most...

The 559 is pretty common for MTBs, and most modern bikes.

The other sizes 26x1 3/8 is for some more vintage bikes, old Raleighs, etc. I really think an online vendor should have some really big...
Forum: Touring
12-25-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By CliffordK

By the way, I'm not sure where you're shopping,...

By the way, I'm not sure where you're shopping, but I have had good luck buying German stuff from:

https://www.bike-discount.de/
Forum: Touring
12-25-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By CliffordK

You might also look up the Busch + Müller...

You might also look up the Busch + Müller USB-Werk. I think there are two models.

Not as neat of a stem mount, but it would fit well into a handlebar bag.
12-25-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By CliffordK

You can twist most standard bike tires into...

You can twist most standard bike tires into thirds. But, if not done properly, it will damage the tires.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo7RJqaUdhg

Nonetheless, there are many advantages of...
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