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01-27-23, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,896,705
Posted By ClydeClydeson

At work this week, a component of a very old...

At work this week, a component of a very old machine failed and caused some equipment damage. No person was hurt, thank Gord.

In the discussion of what caused the event it was suggested that the...
01-27-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You can only take so many losses before you give...

You can only take so many losses before you give up.

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01-20-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There are two issues to deal with, geometrically...

There are two issues to deal with, geometrically speaking, when trying to get your heels in more than normal - one is the angle of your foot, and the other is heel clearance so your foot doesn't hit...
01-20-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You really FLICKED that one up.

You really FLICKED that one up.
01-20-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have had older frames where the threads were...

I have had older frames where the threads were too short to accommodate the cups on a Shimano cartridge bottom bracket. I used a dremel to grind away the protruding ends of the shoddily mitered...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-17-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,824
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Fat bikes use is obviously geographically limited...

Fat bikes use is obviously geographically limited - here in Central/Eastern Canada, there are more and more people riding them as the season goes on, and more people this year than last. The main...
01-16-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 997
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have my own religion - I believe in the...

I have my own religion - I believe in the infinite randomness of the universe. Believers are called 'randonneurs', or 'Randos' for short.

I celebrate the randomness every week by going for a bike...
01-06-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,219
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Very solid bike, built like a Taiwanese tank ...

Very solid bike,
built like a Taiwanese tank
to battle the road
01-06-23, 08:31 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have multiple bikes. The only one that is...

I have multiple bikes. The only one that is disc-brake only is my fatbike, because rim brake fatbikes were never really a thing.

I am planning a long(for me) tour for later in the year and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,098
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Comments above that most people fit two sizes is...

Comments above that most people fit two sizes is not entirely correct, in my opinion. Most people can fit THREE sizes - an 'ideal' size, one size larger and one size smaller. The reason for this is...
12-20-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,280
Posted By ClydeClydeson

veganbikes WHatever you want to blame for it,...

veganbikes WHatever you want to blame for it, commercial trademarks have long been adopted by the masses as a de-facto word describing any object similar to the one with the official name. You...
12-20-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,280
Posted By ClydeClydeson

THe issue is not people's understanding, but your...

THe issue is not people's understanding, but your insistence that people must use language in a way you find correct, and that, even though the vast majority of rational people accept we can use...
12-20-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,280
Posted By ClydeClydeson

WOW!~ So pedantic! As humans we have...

WOW!~

So pedantic! As humans we have 'correct' language, and we have 'colloquial' language that may not be strictly correct, but is absolutely accepted as correct language in most...
12-14-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,701
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Don't go to the US, go somewhere nice.

Don't go to the US, go somewhere nice.
12-13-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 775
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I believe brake pads and rotors benefit from...

I believe brake pads and rotors benefit from increased size for heat dissipation and longer life, not for stronger braking. An overheated pad or rotor will lose braking power, but this is not...
12-05-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,032
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Because debris - dirt, radial tire wires, glass,...

Because debris - dirt, radial tire wires, glass, etc, gets kicked to the right edge of the road by cars. We are literally riding in a debris field left by cars, and the furtehr right we go the worse...
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,558
Posted By ClydeClydeson

All your options sound great, but the primary...

All your options sound great, but the primary consideration, in my opinion, is to make sure the bike fits and is comfortable to ride. You can begin the process of fitting and fine-tuning the fit by...
11-30-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,459
Posted By ClydeClydeson

30psi is MUCH too high for a 4" wide tire. The...

30psi is MUCH too high for a 4" wide tire. The label on the tire is indicating the MAXIMUM pressure, not the ideal pressure. I run about 10psi in my fat bike tires in the summer, lower in the winter...
11-29-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Beautiful fenders and frame! I hope they find a...

Beautiful fenders and frame! I hope they find a loving home.
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 911
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I stopped carrying a full tent a few years ago -...

I stopped carrying a full tent a few years ago - travelling in rural central/Eastern Canada means I can seldom NOT find two trees to support my hammock, and I carry a tarp as my primary rain cover.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,414
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I always found SHimano chains run quieter on...

I always found SHimano chains run quieter on Shimano cassettes.

Beware, though - 9000 km is a goddamn long life for a chain, and if the chain was more worn than you thought, it might not mesh well...
11-23-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By ClydeClydeson

First, there's really nothing wrong with kids'...

First, there's really nothing wrong with kids' bikes from box stores, as long as a knowledgeable person takes the time to set it up correctly. Kids bikes are generally massively overbuilt in most...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,400
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Re. Weight - I said above weight makes little...

Re. Weight - I said above weight makes little difference, but I was referring mainly to trying to make the bike lighter. genejockey (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/genejockey-88437.html) said...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,400
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Weight makes very little difference unless...

Weight makes very little difference unless climbing, but the difference in weight between 'Bike A' and 'Bike A with a couple lightweight parts swapped in' is generally a miniscule overall difference....
11-11-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,515
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Last night the moon was so bright that I was able...

Last night the moon was so bright that I was able to ride for long stretches with my light off.

I am lucky to have a 20km loop with no vehicular traffic near my house, so riding without a light is...
11-09-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Is this the tire? XLC Urban X 28 inch Tyre...

Is this the tire?

XLC Urban X 28 inch Tyre (VT-C03) | Tredz Bikes (https://www.tredz.co.uk/.XLC-Urban-X-28-inch-Tyre-VT-C03-_127181.htm)

Because that one DOES list the size as 37-635, which...
11-09-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,599
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I am glad cannabis is legal here now. I would...

I am glad cannabis is legal here now. I would have been stupid and a clear path to immediate death to use it previously, but now that it's legal I guess there is no reason concern.
11-08-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Remember to tell that one admin, @******* that...

Remember to tell that one admin, @******* that they are a ******** and also that they regularly *** a *** with a ****** in their *****. That should do it, except @******* is such a ******** that...
Forum: Touring
11-08-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,541
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I worked in multiple shops and never saw anything...

I worked in multiple shops and never saw anything like this happen. Not saying it has never happened, but it is certainly not common.

I have, however, been accused and seen others accused of...
11-07-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,497
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I've been biking lots to get back into shape to...

I've been biking lots
to get back into shape to
ride the velodrome
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/299x194/cog_405628379f85ec0762d074de2700eba37b542e14.png

Apologies for...
11-07-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I'm confused - do you guys NOT come to bikeforums...

I'm confused - do you guys NOT come to bikeforums to contact callgirls in the middle east?
10-14-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,664
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If you subscribe to the theory that 'time is...

If you subscribe to the theory that 'time is money', the biggest waste of money is internet threads arguing about what is the biggest waste of money :D
09-28-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,599
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Drugs and alcohol + motor vehicles has been known...

Drugs and alcohol + motor vehicles has been known to be a public health & safety issue for many decades. There is no 'Mothers Against Drunk Biking' group, as far as I know.
09-27-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 508
Posted By ClydeClydeson

ALSO if a wheel is significantly bent (like...

ALSO

if a wheel is significantly bent (like a potato chip as Andrew R Stewart shows above) then it is best to bend it back as best as possible before you start trying to true with spoke tension. ...
09-27-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 508
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I had multiple broken spokes on a tour a few...

I had multiple broken spokes on a tour a few years ago. I bought a cassette tool as we passed through a town, and, while staying at a friend's relative's house, I borrowed a few more tools and...
09-20-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 690
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The four parts that look like washers with teeth...

The four parts that look like washers with teeth might be spacers to fill the back of the rear dropouts. The screws pass through the ones with larger holes and thread into the threaded holes on the...
09-12-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Gear puller will work but (1) you have to put...

Gear puller will work but (1) you have to put something in/on the BB spindle to push against - a partially inserted crank bolt sticking out proud of the crank arm will work, and (2) you may need some...
08-17-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It would literally drive your nuts.

It would literally drive your nuts.
08-12-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 693
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I opened this thread thinking "I am 195 cm [6'5"]...

I opened this thread thinking "I am 195 cm [6'5"] tall, and while I am not currently looking for a C&V Italian bike, this might be a... HOLY F*****G S**T LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!"

Best...
08-10-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Cables and housings are consumables. What you...

Cables and housings are consumables. What you are describing sounds like a problem that can be fixed with new cables and housings - either damaged/frayed inner cables or worn housing or liners, or...
08-08-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,987
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If a car moves out of the lane to pass me and...

If a car moves out of the lane to pass me and collides with another road user, this is 100% NOT caused by me. Cars have brakes as well as steering wheels and can adjust speed and direction at will. ...
08-05-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There are much better pedals for riding barefoot....

There are much better pedals for riding barefoot. Anything with a 'cage' is less than optimal.

For example:
...
08-03-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If: (a) the bolts are properly engaged in the...

If: (a) the bolts are properly engaged in the threads - at least ~2 bolt diameters deep into the threads, and
(ii) the current bolts/rack arrangement doesn't interfere with the movement of the...
07-28-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,722
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I saw that yesterday, the crash was, in my...

I saw that yesterday, the crash was, in my opinion, 100% the cyclists fault, but the DB in the car is 100% guilty of a hit-and-run, which is especially stupid singe it wasn't their fault at all.
07-28-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,265
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I am walking around a giant sculpture of a bike...

I am walking around a giant sculpture of a bike (in my mind) right now, and I think the consumables on a bike are the following (in order of how soon they are generally consumed by regular use)

...
07-25-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,042
Posted By ClydeClydeson

They know exactly why you are waving at them, and...

They know exactly why you are waving at them, and are probably at risk of ocular injuries from the severe eye-rolls that follow.

In reality, attracting any attention from the man is a bad idea. I...
07-22-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,124
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I imagine using a leather saddle with a cutout...

I imagine using a leather saddle with a cutout will allow you to change the tone, like a comb wrapped in wax paper.
07-21-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My experience has been that, if the end of the...

My experience has been that, if the end of the cable housing and the pinch bolt are the correct distance apart (as specced by shimano), the cable can be snapped into place and no (or almost no)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,098
Posted By ClydeClydeson

At max braking under ideal conditions there is...

At max braking under ideal conditions there is approximately zero input from the rear brake. There is an argument to be made that, at least when beginning to brake from speed you should use both...
07-13-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,474
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I wouldn't put that back on. There is potential...

I wouldn't put that back on. There is potential for damage to the spindle/DS crankarm assembly if the splines are no good and result in movement and wear. Replacement L side crank arms are not...
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