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10-05-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 674
Posted By CliffordK

There are valid bicycle based delivery services. ...

There are valid bicycle based delivery services. Some with electric assist.

Often delivering legal documents for lawyers or courts. Perhaps one could use a bike for pizza delivery on a very...
10-04-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By CliffordK

I've seen what they do to bikes down there. More...

I've seen what they do to bikes down there. More like a bike zombie apocalypse.
10-04-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 674
Posted By CliffordK

Not for the feint of heart.... You might...

Not for the feint of heart....

You might look at the "Advocacy and Safety" subforum.

https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/

Cycling on roads puts riders right next to cars. I've been...
10-02-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 649
Posted By CliffordK

From the OP's album: ...

From the OP's album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/26616744
...
10-02-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 674
Posted By CliffordK

If one is an avid bike commuter, then 10 miles by...

If one is an avid bike commuter, then 10 miles by bike (nothing but the legs powering it) is just a hop skip and a jump.

20 miles is tough, but well within reason (even for a leg of a round trip...
10-02-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 649
Posted By CliffordK

You can always try sitting it on the ground with...

You can always try sitting it on the ground with the wheel/axle in the fork without a skewer which would give you a better view of what is happening.

I've always been a little suspicious of pure...
10-02-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,729
Posted By CliffordK

There is a huge difference between small...

There is a huge difference between small towns/cities and the monster cities.

It would be worth considering if your living situation would allow.
10-02-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 649
Posted By CliffordK

Upload some photos to your album and we can snag...

Upload some photos to your album and we can snag them.

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/560043



https://www.bikelockwiki.com/where-are-bikes-made/

I'm not surprised that they're...
10-02-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 649
Posted By CliffordK

It is probably best not to do any major...

It is probably best not to do any major modifications on the fork while it is still under warranty.

With some fork alignment tools you can determine if the fork blades are aligned properly.
10-01-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 674
Posted By CliffordK

No idea. And it should take more posts to see...

No idea. And it should take more posts to see what she has in mind.

Several "intro" posts by the OP. And this post in response to a thread about bike lanes.

There may well be a real phobia...
10-01-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 674
Posted By CliffordK

The most stable trikes are the recumbent...

The most stable trikes are the recumbent "tadpole" trikes.

https://www.icetrikes.co/images/Products/VTX-Black/Action/4D8A0123_1.jpg

If you are young and flexible, that is a very good thing.
...
10-01-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 674
Posted By CliffordK

I'd encourage you to use your bicycle or tricycle...

I'd encourage you to use your bicycle or tricycle for pedal powered recreation in safe settings (neighborhood roads, parks, off street bike paths, etc).

I'm not sure of the intensity of your car...
10-01-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 674
Posted By CliffordK

There is one class of enclosed bicycle (and often...

There is one class of enclosed bicycle (and often as a tricycle) called a velomobile.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Waw020.jpg

There are some commercial versions...
10-01-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By CliffordK

For most bikes with ordinary derailleur hangers,...

For most bikes with ordinary derailleur hangers, you'll need this part in red.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/535x588/80-ultegra_3fd169e9e0f68749d60d28c36ae2446558f5cb4c.gif...
10-01-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By CliffordK

Many of the new Shimano Derailleurs are "Direct...

Many of the new Shimano Derailleurs are "Direct Mount" compatible. Mainly for certain MTBs. So, the mount on the derailleur end has two bars.

You need a derailleur mount to work with standard...
09-30-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By CliffordK

Find a narrow tire so it fits between the stays.

Find a narrow tire so it fits between the stays.
Forum: Touring
09-29-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,608
Posted By CliffordK

cccorlew, did you mention how many days out you...

cccorlew, did you mention how many days out you were? Miles per day? I presume the tow path rides are fairly flat. That is a big benefit.

My last trip I over-packed somewhat. Generally too...
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By CliffordK

Around here, nothing other than rusty piles of...

Around here, nothing other than rusty piles of junk are advertised for less than $200.

Be willing to negotiate with the right buyer, but I'd probably start at around $300, then perhaps drop the...
Replies: 28
Views: 598
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not sure about snapping a seatpost, but there...

I'm not sure about snapping a seatpost, but there have been several people that have posted photos of tearing up the seat tube lug, seatpost clamp, and upper end of the seat tube. Taking the value...
09-29-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 763
Posted By CliffordK

There are people who have had their driver's...

There are people who have had their driver's license taken away due to driving intoxicated, and turn to riding bicycles.

It would be a lot to expect those people to suddenly become sober.
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By CliffordK

What model of Modolo brake levers are these? ...

What model of Modolo brake levers are these?

And are the brake hoods available?

https://images.craigslist.org/00909_fRNJNNwb9bvz_0bF08K_1200x900.jpg
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By CliffordK

That is a beautiful bike. And, I like the Super...

That is a beautiful bike. And, I like the Super Record groupset. I see some loss of anodizing on the rear rim as is not uncommon.

Unfortunately I'm not familiar enough with Pinarello to know all...
Replies: 28
Views: 598
Posted By CliffordK

About 3 or 4 inches would be my minimum, and with...

About 3 or 4 inches would be my minimum, and with the seat up that high, I'd be more happy with about 6 inches.

I don't see a line, but many of the aero seatposts aren't very tall, leading to the...
09-28-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,893
Posted By CliffordK

Glad the bike was recovered. :thumb: Check the...

Glad the bike was recovered. :thumb: Check the frame for alignment (which can be adjusted).

Post some photos, and an inventory of what needs replaced.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,557
Posted By CliffordK

I like the stick or road debris hypothesis, but...

I like the stick or road debris hypothesis, but himespau has a good point that the stick would tend to cause more damage other than the point damage spot. Both seatstays? For a partial crack, one...
09-28-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By CliffordK

Keep in mind that Shimano and SunRun are not the...

Keep in mind that Shimano and SunRun are not the same company. So, search for one or the other.

Suggestions above are good.

Most 7-speed freewheels will generally be compatible with each...
09-28-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 801
Posted By CliffordK

You might find someone with a Campagnolo equipped...

You might find someone with a Campagnolo equipped bike to borrow. 11 speed or greater, Record, Super Record, or perhaps Chorus.

They tend to be designed to ratchet shift the front derailleur. ...
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By CliffordK

Ahh... down at the derailleur mount. That is a...

Ahh... down at the derailleur mount. That is a moderate stress area. But, fill it with your silver solder.

Then braze one of these onto the frame. No more clamps.
...
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By CliffordK

Is that Reynolds 853 steel, or something else? ...

Is that Reynolds 853 steel, or something else?

I'm having troubles orienting your photo. How far down is the pinch in the seattube?

If the flaw is down in the middle of the seattube, you could...
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By CliffordK

Did you keep the old parts (fork & stem)? Do you...

Did you keep the old parts (fork & stem)? Do you have a photo of the original stem? It is possible it is repairable.

I don't recognize that model. The seatpost attachment sounds cool, but would...
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By CliffordK

Both crank arms would be nice, but this appears...

Both crank arms would be nice, but this appears to be your crankset.

https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=b02adfe6-1b31-49e9-8e5a-ccc0e2c123b6
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By CliffordK

J_Blacker's Album: ...

J_Blacker's Album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/551782
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/26568892
...
09-27-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By CliffordK

Post some photos. How badly are the cages...

Post some photos.

How badly are the cages squished? Are they scratched or gouged?

You may be able to straighten out the bent cages.
Replies: 28
Views: 598
Posted By CliffordK

Whew, looking at E-Bay, prices on the Masters...

Whew, looking at E-Bay, prices on the Masters seem to have jumped quite a bit. But that doesn't mean they'll move quickly at the highest asking price. And, the "Buy-It-Now" on E-Bay can just be...
09-27-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 452
Posted By CliffordK

One thing you might consider for trailer tires...

One thing you might consider for trailer tires might be the Tannus airless tires.

https://tannusamerica.com/pages/tannus-airless-tires

At least I've thought about trying them out on a trailer. ...
09-27-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 452
Posted By CliffordK

Yep, I like the Burley trailers, and other...

Yep, I like the Burley trailers, and other trailers with wrap around frames. I feel they are more stable and can take heavier loads. And if I manage to run into something, I'd rather the frame hit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,557
Posted By CliffordK

Hopefully Specialized took the frame back to look...

Hopefully Specialized took the frame back to look at it. It may be that one should make a special Baby Boomer model of carbon fiber frames, that are just a little more robust than the racing frames....
09-26-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,349
Posted By CliffordK

It will depend on the item. I used to buy...

It will depend on the item.

I used to buy from bit UK retailers (Ribble, Wiggle, etc), but they no longer ship Shimano or SRAM parts to the USA, so that limits them a bit. Still I'd look at...
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By CliffordK

I think someone said that Peugeot used some kind...

I think someone said that Peugeot used some kind of internal lug on some of their bikes. It is difficult to visualize from the outside, but likely could be seen if one removes the headset, or bottom...
09-25-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 823
Posted By CliffordK

As far as the fork, early Colnagos had painted...

As far as the fork, early Colnagos had painted forks. Later ones got the chrome forks. I personally like the look of painted forks with chrome crowns, and chrome dropouts.

A good auto paint...
09-25-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 823
Posted By CliffordK

About 2 or 3 years ago I talked to a chrome shop...

About 2 or 3 years ago I talked to a chrome shop in Palmdale, California. It looks like it is a suburb of LA.

Anyway, I think they said they regularly have a delivery truck that comes up I5 at...
Replies: 40
Views: 4,674
Posted By CliffordK

What is the spot on the right seatstay? I've...

What is the spot on the right seatstay?

I've seen those pointy lugs before, although I don't think I've encountered the "Elegant" model.

Are all the main tubes (toptube, downtube, seattube) on...
09-25-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 2,544
Posted By CliffordK

Mom had a coworker that took a nice bike and...

Mom had a coworker that took a nice bike and randomly spray painted it with multi colors to make it less desirable for thieves, while still a good commuter.

Apparently you can get rusty pipe...
09-25-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By CliffordK

Pictures would be good. It looks like you've...

Pictures would be good. It looks like you've successfully uploaded quite a few in the past.

Ok, so a Colnago fork is good.

A 1972 fork crown should be a flat crown, with perhaps a chrome crown...
09-25-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 792
Posted By CliffordK

Anything other than black spray paint, with...

Anything other than black spray paint, with overspray on a few of the components. :eek:
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By CliffordK

What is the asking price? If the bottom...

What is the asking price?

If the bottom bracket has been painted over, and cracked again, there likely is some movement there.

A boroscope might tell you if the crack is following the lug, or...
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By CliffordK

Post some photos of your bike. You've got some...

Post some photos of your bike. You've got some photos in your album, but not the right bike.
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/558208
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/26531795
...
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By CliffordK

What do you make of this "Colnago"?

Browsing E-Bay and stumbled across this frame:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265903216922

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/XVEAAOSwOqNjMF~Y/s-l1600.jpg...
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By CliffordK

If you can find a sticker that tells the tubing...

If you can find a sticker that tells the tubing type (Reynolds, Columbus, etc), that would help.

Based on the components I don't think the bike would be super valuable. Can you weigh the bike? ...
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By CliffordK

tlynch's Album: ...

tlynch's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/559825
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/26524521
...
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