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08-05-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 21
Posted By CliffordK

I find it difficult to judge by the photos. The...

I find it difficult to judge by the photos. The DS looks worse than the NDS.

Minimal bends without creases can be repaired if one has the right tools.
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By CliffordK

Does that cover most of the sizes of fasteners on...

Does that cover most of the sizes of fasteners on the bike?

I think the Cinelli stems use a bit of an oddball size. 7mm?
08-05-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 95
Posted By CliffordK

How about some good photos of the small ring? ...

How about some good photos of the small ring?

After replacing the chain, I rotated my small ring a bolt hole or so, hoping to even out the wear, but instead I created noise problems, and I...
08-05-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By CliffordK

Ahhh... I first thought that was Euros and the...

Ahhh... I first thought that was Euros and the prices had gone bonkers. $50-ish is what I'm seeing online.

I was looking at my order history, and bought some HG400, 9 speed 11-25 cassettes from...
08-05-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By CliffordK

That appears to be a repair for a broken bottom...

That appears to be a repair for a broken bottom bracket.

I have a Bianchi that the local bike co-op did something similar (but nicer work) to repair head tube damage.

Lugs + Fillet?
08-05-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By CliffordK

Personally I don't track the age of helmets, but...

Personally I don't track the age of helmets, but would go by the overall condition.

As Iride01 mentioned, technology in helmets is slowly evolving. So, perhaps rather than worrying about whether...
08-05-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By CliffordK

1" carbon fiber disc brake fork for a road bike...

1" carbon fiber disc brake fork for a road bike or gravel bike would be a tall order.

I think Nashbar used to make one, but I'm not finding it now.

For OEM, it likely would have an extremely...
08-05-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By CliffordK

Go ahead and upload some photos to your album: ...

Go ahead and upload some photos to your album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/543156

As far as tires...
https://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/size_markings...
08-05-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By CliffordK

Ok. I think I've looked at those derailleurs...

Ok.

I think I've looked at those derailleurs and they don't appear as if they would come apart easily.

If you want to do it, I'd look for a worn/damaged derailleur as a parts donor.
...
08-05-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By CliffordK

Move the words around and one could get a...

Move the words around and one could get a different beast.

A Steel Lugged Bike. :foo:

https://www.speedbicycles.ch/velo/235/speed_002.jpg
...
08-04-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By CliffordK

You need to find the seat tube diameter, then...

You need to find the seat tube diameter, then just search for:

Front Derailleur Braze On (clamp,adapter,bracket)

You can find Campagnolo brand in 31.8mm, 32mm, and 35mm. Possibly more. But,...
08-04-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By CliffordK

https://i.imgur.com/IbkHHTa.jpeg Where are...

https://i.imgur.com/IbkHHTa.jpeg

Where are you?

Croatia?

So, is that 89 Croatian Kuna = $14 USD? :foo:

There is a point where the cost/value of labor is more than the cost of...
08-04-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By CliffordK

This a Ruckus page about dropouts. Any Bike....

This a Ruckus page about dropouts.
Any Bike. Any Dropout. (https://ruckuscomp.com/news/featured-repair/2015/10/23/any-bike-any-dropout/)

The Ruckus Youtube Channel:...
08-04-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 230
Posted By CliffordK

Here's the trick!! ...

Here's the trick!!

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1235352-mangled-drop-outs-factory-correction-home-brew-repair-after-accident.html

Some ingenuous person figured out how to grind...
08-04-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By CliffordK

There are a number of different methods that were...

There are a number of different methods that were used to bond steel tubes together over the years.

"Lugged" used a preformed lug. Often pressed steel, but more recently cast steel. That the...
08-04-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 492
Posted By CliffordK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPm3l5przFI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPm3l5przFI
08-04-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 492
Posted By CliffordK

If the frame was stolen, it would have been cut...

If the frame was stolen, it would have been cut into tiny pieces and disposed of. And, parts flogged on E-Bay 6 months later, almost untraceable. Perhaps split, and trickle different parts up at...
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By CliffordK

It looks like there are quite a few of the clips...

It looks like there are quite a few of the clips on E-Bay.

One at auction for about $40+$8.
A couple for around $50.

They apparently come in [aluminum] alloy as well as chromed steel. ...
08-04-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 492
Posted By CliffordK

It is relatively common for a hard front end...

It is relatively common for a hard front end crash. That tear is a bit odd, but not too unexpected.

These are steel.
...
08-04-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 492
Posted By CliffordK

How would one be able to discern the difference...

How would one be able to discern the difference between stolen then crashed vs simply crashed by the owner?

Most warranty policies only cover the original owner. I don't know about Trek's Crash...
08-04-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, and the Shimano chains are fine. The...

Oh, and the Shimano chains are fine. The Campagnolo Record 9-s chains are also very good, and not too expensive.
08-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, what a pain. Your Imagur wants to SLOWLY...

Oh, what a pain. Your Imagur wants to SLOWLY download each huge photo over and over again. :eek: Then it jumped to other random pages twice... :P

It is so much better to just pick out the...
08-04-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 492
Posted By CliffordK

The tear is a little odd, but the top tube/down...

The tear is a little odd, but the top tube/down tube damage is very common with a hard front-end crash. The dents/crumples occur just beyond where the tubes are made thinner for double butted tubing...
08-04-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By CliffordK

Be careful with too much speed around the hairpin...

Be careful with too much speed around the hairpin corner pulling a trailer. And, of course, watch for curbs and major bumps that your trailer wheel could catch at speed and flip the trailer.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By CliffordK

I'm down in miles a bit, but a couple of years...

I'm down in miles a bit, but a couple of years ago I was putting about 7,000 miles a year on my bike.

Very few "immortal" tires liked that kind of mileage on the rear.
08-03-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... Classic/Vintage? ...

Hmmm...

Classic/Vintage?

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/pvAAAOSwQoxhCZZz/s-l1600.jpg

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/9LUAAOSwBrFgpnSt/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 327
Posted By CliffordK

A lot depends on whether you do your own...

A lot depends on whether you do your own maintenance, or rely on a shop. Riding with groups, or solo riding?

If you want a shop to do your maintenance, then go and browse the wares of a few local...
08-03-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 617
Posted By CliffordK

I assume you checked the pads when you were...

I assume you checked the pads when you were working on them. Could the pads be worn out?
08-03-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, Do you have a photo with the crank...

Ok,
Do you have a photo with the crank installed, but the bolt removed?

I would probably remove the crank arm. Lightly grease the spindle, and put it back on. And, keep tightening the bolt if...
08-03-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By CliffordK

Generald1sarray's Album: ...

Generald1sarray's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/543093
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/22097083
...
08-03-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 653
Posted By CliffordK

Danny MacAskill would need more of a challenge...

Danny MacAskill would need more of a challenge than a front wheel Century ride. I suppose the ascents would be a bit of a challenge, but I'm sure he could figure it out. Hopping?
08-03-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 653
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I do believe that wheel stability is...

:foo:

I do believe that wheel stability is quite dynamic. So my guess is that it will propagate to the flange spoke holes pretty quickly, and once one half of a spoke hole is cracked, more will...
08-03-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 653
Posted By CliffordK

A real man would just bring a spare hub, and swap...

A real man would just bring a spare hub, and swap hubs along the side of the road.
08-03-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,960
Posted By CliffordK

As far as riding. For me, I've had bad knees for...

As far as riding. For me, I've had bad knees for years. But, what I discovered a few years ago is the more riding I do, the better the knees feel. Of course weight is also bad for the knees.
...
08-03-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,960
Posted By CliffordK

I did that when I was in Missouri... Well, not...

I did that when I was in Missouri... Well, not with beer, but I would drive to St. Charles, and ride along the Katy Trail. Quite a few stops in Defiance for Ice Cream (well, I think they called it...
08-03-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By CliffordK

I have no doubt here is a need for urban/suburban...

I have no doubt here is a need for urban/suburban dedicated mountain bike trails. I'm glad to see most of those projects are being done on private land and land trusts.

I'm not a big fan of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By CliffordK

I like the Gator Hardshells for general riding. ...

I like the Gator Hardshells for general riding. I think they have quite a bit more longevity than the gatorskins.

If racing, I'd consider a training tire and a race day tire (or wheel set).
08-03-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 653
Posted By CliffordK

Assuming 36 spokes, if it took out a spoke or two...

Assuming 36 spokes, if it took out a spoke or two or three, it might still be rideable, but a major pain.

My vote is to replace unless it is just wall art.
08-02-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 617
Posted By CliffordK

Are you feeling any skipping? I'm not sure what...

Are you feeling any skipping? I'm not sure what an internal freehub skip would be like. I'd expect it to spin, but perhaps one could have multiple single tooth releases.
08-02-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 510
Posted By CliffordK

https://cdn-ctstaging.pressidium.com/wp-content/up...

https://cdn-ctstaging.pressidium.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/TA_FRD_02Side.jpg

Oh... I need one of those... so if I park my bike on the right side of the road and snap a photo, BF users won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 862
Posted By CliffordK

It all depends... One of my toughest half...

It all depends...

One of my toughest half century rides was a morning ride to the Albany Swap Meet.
The fastest half century ride was the afternoon ride coming back from the Swap Meet, with quite...
08-02-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By CliffordK

There is no Zerk that fits the hole. So, forcing...

There is no Zerk that fits the hole. So, forcing a high viscosity grease into the hole, and out to the ends of the hub will be dang near impossible.

I suppose one could design a rubber stopper...
08-02-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 700
Posted By CliffordK

I've had laces before going clipless (which was a...

I've had laces before going clipless (which was a recent conversion a few years ago).

I found the laces on casual shoes always a pain that they inevitably got tangled in the pedals. Although,...
08-02-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By CliffordK

Many manufacturers offer a "Crash Replacement"...

Many manufacturers offer a "Crash Replacement" policy (basically a small discount off of retail).

It is my belief that a replaceable derailleur hanger should be designed to fail in a manner that...
08-02-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By CliffordK

And the HF security bit set. ...

And the HF security bit set.

https://www.harborfreight.com/security-bit-set-with-case-100-pc-68457.html

There are a few different styles that might work. You may need more torque than a...
08-01-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 617
Posted By CliffordK

If the lock ring bottomed out for one reason or...

If the lock ring bottomed out for one reason or another, it could be tight without the cassette being tight. But, that doesn't seem to be the case.

Yep... just stick your finger in and see if...
08-01-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By CliffordK

Blaq's Album: ...

Blaq's Album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/543007
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/22081262
...
08-01-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 617
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... tension on the lock ring should help...

Hmmm... tension on the lock ring should help prevent the cassette from biting into the freehub.

With the cassette locked in place, can you twist or wiggle any of the sprockets?

When you had...
08-01-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By CliffordK

The steel and aluminum industries aren't without...

The steel and aluminum industries aren't without downsides, including often large open pit mines, energy intense manufacturing. Use of fossil fuels, and incorporation of rare earth metals.
...
08-01-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By CliffordK

If you get a price the buyer and seller are happy...

If you get a price the buyer and seller are happy with, it will sell.

Go too high, and it will sit around forever.

NOS parts can be a tough sell. To the right person, they may be worth a...
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