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09-28-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,521
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There is no logical way that the location of the...

There is no logical way that the location of the hub wrt your handlebar and eyes can be generalized across different bike designs. A bike with a long top tube and slack head angle would have the hub...
09-13-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 32,986
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I don't know how the artist did such an accurate...

I don't know how the artist did such an accurate and detailed picture of my bike. He must have been working from a photograph....
05-10-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,915
Posted By ClydeClydeson

As it has never been done before, you're going to...

As it has never been done before, you're going to have to work it out yourself.

Get about two thousand people to go riding every day.. Give half of them a route map that covers the roads made...
05-10-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I used to golf - it's fun, even though you might...

I used to golf - it's fun, even though you might occasionally see someone with less money than you. I quit when the peasants in the Country Club office told me I couldn't use my Bentley as a golf...
04-28-23, 08:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,807
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Just install on an upside-down bike and keep it...

Just install on an upside-down bike and keep it in the kitchen as a carrot cutter.

Just kidding, as I am sure you are. No serious person would buy a set of oddball wheels for $400 without...
04-21-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Tires are number one for pretty much any change...

Tires are number one for pretty much any change you want to make to the performance of your bike. Install the widest tires that will fit in your frame and fork then experiment with lower pressures....
04-12-23, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Theoretically this was an issue, so companies...

Theoretically this was an issue, so companies came up with the far-inferior link-wire arrangement, but in practice, if your equipment was in good nick and properly put together (ie all bolts tight)...
04-12-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Saddle Tripper I was wrong - there is no way to...

Saddle Tripper I was wrong - there is no way to switch out the tube on the link wire assembly you have. It was a trick I used on a previous version (c. 1990) of Shimano link wires that were a major...
04-10-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,968
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I'd take that bet. Lightweight vintage steel...

I'd take that bet. Lightweight vintage steel frames are absolutely more fragile than well built modern CF. Frame failures were very common in the days of lightweight steel. An impact that would...
04-10-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,420
Posted By ClydeClydeson

(I don't like saying this, and while I have...

(I don't like saying this, and while I have thought about saying it a few times in the past, I have always refrained.
There's a first time for everything, I guess.)

Please stop posting responses...
04-10-23, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Those are the best tires IMO

Those are the best tires IMO
04-10-23, 07:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,151
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Hydraulic brakes require LESS maintenance. The...

Hydraulic brakes require LESS maintenance. The one seldom required step of bleeding is the one exception, as it is perhaps slightly more complicated than cable maintenance, but if you compare the...
04-05-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,151
Posted By ClydeClydeson

For the vast majority of riders and riding, good...

For the vast majority of riders and riding, good quality and properly set up rim brakes are perfectly adequate. Even for most 'extreme' riding they will work fine. But at the absolute far end of...
04-05-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Probably steel. Check with a magnet to be sure. ...

Probably steel. Check with a magnet to be sure. A titanium stem like that would likely be very flexy unless made with very thick walled tubes.

Probably a GT OEM thing as they used to do a lot of...
04-05-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,151
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Ya know, now that I have had a chance to think...

Ya know, now that I have had a chance to think about it, I don't believe rim brakes or disc brakes are the answer. Take the brakes off and stop your bike by jamming your shoe inbetween the front...
04-05-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,151
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I changed my mind after my original response. ...

I changed my mind after my original response. Rim brakes are superior except when riding uphill or on the flats.
04-05-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Having overtight and massively imbalanced spokes...

Having overtight and massively imbalanced spokes absolutely can cause the wheel to taco - I have seen it happen when a less experienced tech was working on his friend's wheel in the shop truing...
04-05-23, 07:59 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,151
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Better in every way. Throw your old bikes in the...

Better in every way. Throw your old bikes in the garbage NOW before their inferior brakes contaminate someone's nice disc brakes.
04-04-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,487
Posted By ClydeClydeson

giv'er

giv'er
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,092
Posted By ClydeClydeson

As above, unless you find some exotic mega-light...

As above, unless you find some exotic mega-light frame with a ridiculous weight limit, just about any frame will work.
Forum: Commuting
04-03-23, 04:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,298
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Drop bars will allow him to ride a bit faster so...

Drop bars will allow him to ride a bit faster so he has more time to get his affairs in order. :roflmao:
Forum: Commuting
04-03-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,298
Posted By ClydeClydeson

:lol: Years ago while working in a bike...

:lol:

Years ago while working in a bike shop, there were two customers in the store at the same time - a 'middle aged' man and an older woman. The man was looking at bikes and said 'I don't need...
04-03-23, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I am suspicious of the spacers you have there -...

I am suspicious of the spacers you have there - generally the locknut on the drive side only sticks out a few mm beyond the cassette, and, although you don't have the cassette mounted, I would think...
03-24-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If they are close enough that they seem to be...

If they are close enough that they seem to be mounted but blow off the rim when inflated, they are likely 700C but NON-hook bead, meaning you have to be very careful when inflating, and you probably...
03-21-23, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Lombard That is how I took your meaning, and I...

Lombard That is how I took your meaning, and I disagree. I think short pull levers (old mtb levers for cantis, road levers) on long pull brakes (V brakes, most disc calipers) provide good stopping...
03-13-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,819
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Iride01 's confusion seems to be that the chart...

Iride01 's confusion seems to be that the chart he listed is the standard for RIM construction, not for labelling tires. When discussing tires, the C (or B or A, or even D) describes which rim...
03-13-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,819
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I believe the front of TT and Tri bikes used...

I believe the front of TT and Tri bikes used 650C. It has an BSD of 571mm

650A is another name for one of the 26x1-3/8 sizes used on city bikes and 3-speeds. 650 A has a BSD of 590mm.
03-13-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,819
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Wow. Wrong, wrong, and wrong. 'C' comes...

Wow. Wrong, wrong, and wrong.

'C' comes from the obsolete French tire sizing system - there were 700A, B, C and D, where various wheel/tire combos all had a nominal outside diameter of 700mm. A,...
03-02-23, 03:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,433
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Looks like it was supposed to be a triple and...

Looks like it was supposed to be a triple and someone took the middle ring out and left the big ring on the outside. THere likely also should have been spacers under the granny ring if there were...
03-01-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I believe 'Beach Cruisers' are best suited for...

I believe 'Beach Cruisers' are best suited for boardwalks and piers near the beach, not in the beach sand itself. Good on ya for trying, though.

If you want to be able to ride comfortably on...
02-27-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,049
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The reason it was so common was that lightweight...

The reason it was so common was that lightweight steel frames were actually not all that strong. 'overbuilding' a steel frame very quickly penalizes you with excess weight while an aluminum frame...
02-24-23, 03:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,049
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It used to not be uncommon for an LBS to repair a...

It used to not be uncommon for an LBS to repair a frame that had suffered a serious front end collision and had the headtube pushed back and some rippling of the top and down tubes - there was a tool...
02-21-23, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By ClydeClydeson

First, even if the bolt did thread through, the...

First, even if the bolt did thread through, the caliper is nowhere near in the correct position to actually interface with the rotor - I would try to mount the caliper directly to the mounting posts...
02-17-23, 02:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,592
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The way I look at it, it comes down to the...

The way I look at it, it comes down to the reward/effort ratio - if the reward (the sensation of fast cruising across the countryside, say) is achieved for a lower effort, you are more likely to be...
02-13-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,391
Posted By ClydeClydeson

In manufacturing, everything has some variance...

In manufacturing, everything has some variance from 'perfect'. In super-precision devices this might be in the 1/10s of 1/1000", but there is still variation. On a bicycle wheel, I bet most would be...
02-09-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,252
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have never heard this 'general advice' that...

I have never heard this 'general advice' that bigger is better. It doesn't even make sense because every person has different proportions, flexibility, comfort requirements and expectations. Two...
02-02-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,805
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I don't recall ever seeing chainstay mounted...

I don't recall ever seeing chainstay mounted roller cam brakes - this (terrible) position was exclusively used with U brakes IIRC. The distance between the bottom bracket, under which the cable was...
01-31-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You should not put the cantilever brakes on this...

You should not put the cantilever brakes on this bike - cantilever brakes require mounts built into the fork. It is possible to

It may be possible to mount a caliper brake on the front - is...
Forum: Touring
01-31-23, 10:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,791
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Damaged tires are a nuisance, but obviously the...

Damaged tires are a nuisance, but obviously the real crime here is offering help to OP without checking his database of acceptable vendors.

My advice is to just remove the tire and ride it on the...
01-27-23, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28,093
Views: 4,654,100
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: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By ClydeClydeson

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

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

Peter Sagan vs. Grandma Joan – Extended Version - YouTube
01-20-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
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: 24
Views: 1,606
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You really FLICKED that one up.

You really FLICKED that one up.
01-20-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,151
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: 114
Views: 16,108
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: 1,666
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: 9,344
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: 30,407
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: 3,226
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: 2,165
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...
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