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11-15-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By CliffordK

Are we still on track for permanent daylight...

Are we still on track for permanent daylight savings time next year?
11-14-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By CliffordK

I had one brake lever that wanted to walk down...

I had one brake lever that wanted to walk down the bars, which slowly tightened the brakes.

I determined the problem was that the lever didn't fit flat on the bars causing a slight wobble, so I...
11-14-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By CliffordK

True, But if you're in the middle of the...

True,

But if you're in the middle of the Amazon jungle, perhaps vampire bats are a greater concern than warranty coverage. And one may not choose to haul a broken frame that can't be ridden out...
11-14-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By CliffordK

On my megameter ride, I had a steel (solid bars)...

On my megameter ride, I had a steel (solid bars) bike rack that broke. I got it welded up in a small shop half way between Pistoia, and the Abetone pass. The weld lasted maybe 100 km, and broke...
11-14-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 259
Posted By CliffordK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Appropria...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Appropriate_Transport
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_VanderTuin

I think it had a dynamic leader in 1992.

But, over the next 30 years, time took...
11-13-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By CliffordK

Now mount your kickstand on your Colnago...

Now mount your kickstand on your Colnago Arabesque frame. And make sure you crank down on the bolt enough to flatten both chainstays.
11-13-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 440
Posted By CliffordK

I haven't used those. But if they have anodized...

I haven't used those. But if they have anodized brake tracks, then eventually they will wear to look patchy.
11-12-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 259
Posted By CliffordK

I missed that thread. I did find this dusty...

I missed that thread. I did find this dusty co-op thread.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1121149-co-op.html

Our co-op had a bunch of battered bikes and frames hanging upstairs. ...
11-10-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By CliffordK

This was posted in the General Forum. So, yes,...

This was posted in the General Forum. So, yes, it covers just about everything.

Had it been put in a specific subforum, then it would have led the answers better.
11-10-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,513
Posted By CliffordK

I buy most of what I get used. Some things have...

I buy most of what I get used. Some things have appreciated some.

If I had never ridden my old Colnago Super, and always kept it in a dry climate controlled room. Then it might have tripled in...
11-10-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,513
Posted By CliffordK

The thing that has been going bonkers is the...

The thing that has been going bonkers is the Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Edition Group Sets. With documentation, and in the original box. NOS.
...
11-09-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 740
Posted By CliffordK

It has been a while since I've purchased shift...

It has been a while since I've purchased shift cables. And, I don't remember having any issues with the old Nuovo Record shifters.

I did have to grind down the ends for using with my 11-speed...
11-07-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By CliffordK

rumrunn6, Yes, those are the attachments from...

rumrunn6,
Yes, those are the attachments from the profile page. Can you actually open and view any of the images? For me I just get a blank page. And any page that had the old style of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,333
Posted By CliffordK

For most consumer owned bikes, they won't end up...

For most consumer owned bikes, they won't end up in the dump after 10 years. But, will get passed onto someone else that will continue riding the bike, or perhaps stripped to a bare frame and built...
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By CliffordK

What is the brown color? Rust? Paint? Primer? ...

What is the brown color? Rust? Paint? Primer?

It has a little value, but not a lot.

Perhaps $50.

Or use it as practice for experimenting with bike mechanics.
11-04-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,143
Posted By CliffordK

As far as shipping insurance. Most of the...

As far as shipping insurance. Most of the shipping damage I've encountered has been due to poorly packed items. And despite selling the insurance, the shipping companies are reluctant to reimburse...
Forum: Introductions
11-03-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By CliffordK

gugie is on the opposite side of town, and is...

gugie is on the opposite side of town, and is tied in with all the Classic and Vintage Crowd (and mildly modified classic and vintage bikes), which isn't quite the same as your REI CO-OP CTY 1.1. ...
10-31-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 740
Posted By CliffordK

For those that are interested, you have some...

For those that are interested, you have some higher resolution photos in your album.

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/26854712

I think grumpus has the right rim profile "Westwood".

The...
10-31-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 615
Posted By CliffordK

That isn't a super valuable model of Motobecane,...

That isn't a super valuable model of Motobecane, so I can imagine reluctance to keep dumping money in. But, on the other hand, if it works, that may be good for your needs.

If the hub is good,...
10-30-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 332
Posted By CliffordK

Tubes get bigger when inflated. So you can use a...

Tubes get bigger when inflated. So you can use a variety of tube sizes. Generally you won't want to go HUGE. But, as mentioned any tube around 700-40 or 622-40 will be fine.

It is my belief...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,304
Posted By CliffordK

You don't need to cross-post your messages. It...

You don't need to cross-post your messages. It creates a mess of responses.

A budget is always a good starting point.

For big name manufacturers, Colnago and Bianchi still make steel bike...
10-29-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,269
Posted By CliffordK

I've cut a couple. Possibly a cutoff wheel. It...

I've cut a couple. Possibly a cutoff wheel. It has been a while.

I have a little diamond disc from a chainsaw sharpener at Harbor Freight. I find it handy to polish the ends of cuts like I...
10-29-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,269
Posted By CliffordK

Open a text editor, then copy and paste your...

Open a text editor, then copy and paste your message into the text editor... until you decide your post has gone been posted.

Note, for the first 2 days you can only do 5 posts a day.

I...
10-29-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 358,227
Posted By CliffordK

You've got some broken links, but I think this is...

You've got some broken links, but I think this is your video.

https://youtube.com/shorts/SvyvVuCcE4M

:thumb:
10-28-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 358,227
Posted By CliffordK

Safety First!!!! ...

Safety First!!!!

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1194x770/80-helmet_1581668bf53d0b1385c339e8b03d0bcd324adb0b.jpg
10-24-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By CliffordK

I just true my wheels and ignore windup. Then...

I just true my wheels and ignore windup. Then the last step is unwinding the spokes once true.

No special tools needed other than the spoke wrenches.
10-22-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,107
Posted By CliffordK

It isn't rocket science to true a wheel, or even...

It isn't rocket science to true a wheel, or even to build one with a rim, hub, and a pile of spokes and nipples.

I started doing it at about age 13, when I aged out of being a "Midget" racer.

I...
10-21-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,600
Posted By CliffordK

They really need to start hitting these thieves...

They really need to start hitting these thieves with felonies when they take high value bikes, or destroy the property.
10-21-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By CliffordK

Alameda Bike Bus

The Alameda bike bus has more than doubled in size in just four months (https://bikeportland.org/2022/09/21/the-alameda-bike-bus-has-more-than-doubled-in-size-in-just-four-months-364010)

Alameda...
10-18-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,210
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: $15 would seem to be over paying for...

:foo:

$15 would seem to be over paying for it.

https://planetcyclery.com/campagnolo-bracket-36x24-italian-bottom-bracket-115mm-oem

$3.95

Free shipping if you order $50 worth of stuff.
10-18-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,227
Posted By CliffordK

??? Try going car-free for a few years. ...

???

Try going car-free for a few years.

No car payments.
No car maintenance.
No gas.
No car insurance.
No vehicle storage.
And better for your health.
10-18-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,348
Posted By CliffordK

I generally take off-street bike paths when I can...

I generally take off-street bike paths when I can find them. Although I don't like places where they make street crossings every block, so I might take another low traffic side street until I can...
10-10-22, 12:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By CliffordK

You can find parts diagrams for most Shimano...

You can find parts diagrams for most Shimano cassettes. Search Google with the part number followed by PDF.

That will give you a part number which may help with your search. Unfortunately not a...
10-08-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,821
Posted By CliffordK

One of the things that helps is a responsive...

One of the things that helps is a responsive government.

Much of my riding is on rural roads, and I just get used to the occasional piles of glass. I've picked up intact bottles from time to...
10-06-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By CliffordK

Another thing to look at are the folders. ...

Another thing to look at are the folders.

https://bikefriday.com/product/bike-friday-pocket-rocket-road-bikes

https://bikefriday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/PR-1.jpg

I've got an older...
10-05-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,536
Posted By CliffordK

The solution is to dimple the chainstays (before...

The solution is to dimple the chainstays (before grinding them away).

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1199164-extremely-casual-diy-chainstay-dimpling-hey-works.html

This is generally...
10-04-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
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.
10-02-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 749
Posted By CliffordK

From the OP's album: ...

From the OP's album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/26616744
...
Replies: 28
Views: 774
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: 139
Views: 3,654
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: 28
Views: 774
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...
Replies: 8
Views: 340
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.
...
09-25-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,117
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: 46
Views: 1,117
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: 4,834
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, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
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, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By CliffordK

Maybe Indigenous Summer? Native American Summer?...

Maybe Indigenous Summer? Native American Summer? Extended Summer? Long Summer.[/QUOTE]

:foo:

My interpretation was that brief period of unseasonably warm and dry weather in the early spring,...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-22-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By CliffordK

Well, they do have a bolt in them that helps one...

Well, they do have a bolt in them that helps one adjust where the rear axle sits in the dropout, and to get the two sides even.
09-21-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By CliffordK

Yep... with the horizontal top tube. ...

Yep... with the horizontal top tube.

Measurements vary somewhat by things like brake reach and fork design. So a bike with fenders and a LOT of space for the tires will have a shorter head tube...
09-20-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,135
Posted By CliffordK

Some of the big sellers have moved to their own...

Some of the big sellers have moved to their own platform. And, still use E-Bay a bit for the hard to move items, but sell anything easy to move on their own private platform.

For new items, I'll...
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